Morning Register Des Moines, Iowa
Iowan's D. P. Plan Is Given Official Snub
An Iowan's plan to tak/20 or 25 displaced person from/Germany to the United States is/snarled up in red tape.
W. H. Daubendiek of West
Bend, la., said he found plenty
who want to go to America,
but he has been unable to get
them visas. " p- *
Daubendiek is a "native of-Germany. When congress passed a
aw permitting the entry of 200,-
)00 displaced persons, he decided
:o go to Germany to organize a
grroup. He went to his birthplace,
Westphalia in the British zone, I
and has been interviewing prospective immigrants. He calls his'
idea a "human interest plan."
Organizes Party. "There is some hitch" in getr ting visas, he said. "But I hope to get it straightened out."
He is confining present efforts to organizing his party.
"The American government,,* according to the new bill, will pay the fares/' he said. British military government officials were unsympathetic.
"Not Surprising." "Our displaced persons division has not heard of Mr. Daubendiek," a British spokesman said, "nor has the provisional commission or the International Refugee organization. Those are the only organizations which can get displaced persons out of this country.
"As the new American law Is not yet implemented, it is not surprising Mr. Daubendiek has been having trouble over visas. Both the control commission and the refugee organization wish people would deal through them. *'Lots of well-meaning attempts are made to get displaced persons away unofficially, but they all end in muddles which have to be straightened out^Jjy official bodies."
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