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Heroism of Dutch In Letter to Queen Biddle, Elevated to Rank Of Ambassador, Formally Presents Credentials By Use Associtted Press. Dutch heroism in the face of aggression at home and overseas has stirred the imagination of the Amer ican people. President Roosevelt told Queen Wilhelmina In a letter presented to her in London today by Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr., as first United States Ambassador to the Netherlands. Ambassador Biddle, who func tioned as Minister to the Nether lands government. In London until the elevation yesterday of the re- I SDective missions to embassy status, formally presented his credentials to the queen today. Text of the President’s letter to the queen, as made public by the State Dapartment today, follows: "Your Majesty: "The stout-hearted courage and gallant spirit which Hollanders have shown on every front in their de termined resistance to wanton ag gression by Germany and by Japan have stirred the imagination of the American people. "We are proud that the men of our armed forces have in recent months fought side by side with the brave soldiers, sailors and airmen of the Netherlands forces in the Indies and in the Caribbean. "It seems fitting therefore, that the United States and the Nether- i lands should as a mark of their united efforts against their common enemies henceforth exchange diplo- i matic representatives with the rank of Ambassador. I have heen very pleased to learn that you have agreed to receive the Hon. Anthony J. D. Biddle as Ambassador extra ordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States of America near Your Majesty’s government and I trust that you will give full faith to any action which he may take on behalf of his government. “(Signed) “FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.” -- Americans Transferring From Canadian Forces . I.—United States youths who have been serving with the Canadian Army. Navy and Air Force began transferring to the armed forces of their own country yesterday aboard a 15-car special train serving as a traveling recruit ing center. The transfer? are being made un der an agreement signed several weeks ago m -Washington and Ot tawa. The special tram, which is earn ing members of the Canadian-i American Armed Service Board on a three-week tour of Canada to facilitate transfers back to the j United States, was doing its work here yesterday as efficiently as if housed in more orthodox quarters. One United Stgtes major said the procedure much as if the men i were volunteering all over again. "In the first place.” he said, “the men ask for transfers only if they! wish them. They are taken through a Medical Board, their past records are looked up and finally they are sworn In as they would be had they! joined up from civilian life.” As for the men themselves, they ' say their original plans for serving' with Canada were changed by Pearl Harbor "It's not that we didn't like serv ing with the Canadians,” one soldier explained, "it's just that ever since Pearl Harbor we have felt we should be fighting with fellow Yanks. And it is swell to find we can.” The American? will receive ranks in the,United States forces equiva lent to the ones they held in the Canadian Army. Brazil Oils, Fats Held Enough for Americas Charles E. Lund, head of a tech- , nical mission recently returned from Brazil, said yesterday that country j la’ "the world's greatest untapped source of fats and oils.” Brazil, he continued, could sup ply most or all of the American Hemisphere's requirements of veg etable oils which formerly were ob tained from the Far East. "Billions of babassu palm trees are concentrated in the northern trop ical states of Maranhao. Piaul and Para.” he said. "And these con ceivably could provide the world's needs for lauric acid containing oils of |pe coconut and palm kernel types.” He described lack of transporta tion a' tie chief drawback to in creased production of the area. Im provement of rail facilities in state of Maranhao would Increase 10 or 20 times its output of 42.000 tons of babassu kernels in 1941. he said Roads and port improvements now under construction will aid produc tion in the state of Piaui. second only to Maranhao in babassu pro duction^ Save this newspaper! A pile of waslepaper like ttu* may be turned Into val *»Bie cardboard within 48 hour* If you will Just call your nearest, school. Thou sand* of similar collections are pouring through Wash ington school* In a swelling •treunlo defense. Dive Bombers Attack Convoy 30 Times in Day By the Associated Press. LONDON. May 8 —The perils of a trip along the Arctic Sea route to Russia were described today in the Daily Mail by Negley Farson, who said German dive bombers one day attacked the convoy in w’hich he was traveling 30 times. “Once we thought they had got us.” the correspondent wrote. "In a small way they did. Three bombs dropped directly beside my ship and exploded. They knocked all the Ice off the sides of the ship.’* (There wag no indication whether Farson was in the run ning battle between April 30 and May 3 in which the British - lost the cruiser Edinburgh and four other ships.) Farson said he saw two Junkers shot down into the sea. and de clared sea mists and high winds possibly saved the convoy from heavy losses. '•The outstanding incident to me was a wedge of tracer bullets which went within 5 inches of my nose while I was watching another ship. “I didn't know that while I was watching one plane another was diving on us and machine-gunning us before dropping its bombs." 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