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Squabble

160

Dutch politicians became heatedly vocal over an amendment to the budget passed by the Second Chamber, which provides for the abolition of the Legation representing the Netherlands at the Vatican.

Stolid square-beamed Dutch politicians became heatedly vocal last week over an amendment to the budget passed by the Second Chamber,* which provides for the abolition of the Legation representing the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the Vatican. The amendment was introduced by a Calvinist; and at once the Catholic leader…

Rubber

228

The market for crude rubber has continued to rise. Rubber brokers, however, are skeptical of the benefits to be derived from acquiring rubber plantations in the Dutch possessions.

The market for crude rubber has continued to rise, under the influence of light U. S. and British stocks, steady demand for the automobile trade and curtailed British production in the British plantations.

The Rubber Association of America, Inc., composed of the large U. S. rubber manufacturers, has adopted a…

A Visit

56

German ex-Emperor, Wilhelm II paid his respects to Dowager Queen Emma, mother of Queen Wilhemina.

There was no crowd and consequently no cheering as a dark-suited man of medium height, his left arm paralyzed and an audacious moustache surmounting a well-trimmed beard stepped out of an automobile to pay his respects to Dowager Queen Emma, mother of Queen Wilhemina, at the Soestdyk Palace.

The visitor…

Ungodly

233

The bill to finance the Olympics is defeated. Catholic and Calvinist deputies joined forces and called the games “heathenish.”

A bill asking for a million florin ($400,000) appropriation to finance the 1928 Olympic Games, introduced last month (TIME, Apr. 6), was defeated by 48 to 36 in the Lower House of the States-General (Parliament) at The Hague.

Catholic and Calvinist deputies joined forces against the Liberal and Socialist supporters of the Government, called the…

“Mere Sport”

148

The 1928 Olympic Games are to be held in the Netherlands. A bill went before Parliament asking for 1,000,000 florins ($400,000) to finance the great sporting event.

The 1928 Olympic Games are to be held in the Netherlands. A bill went before Parliament asking for 1,000,000 florins ($400,000) to finance the great sporting event.

The Opposition seized upon a vital point, hammered it with much vigor. Some of the Games would be held on Sunday. The Calvinists held up their…

Birthday

82

Leyden University, founded by William of Orange in 1575, celebrated its 350th birthday. Queen Wilhelmina visited Leyden.

In the quaint old town of Leyden, lying midway between The Hague and Haarlem, the lofty tower of the Hooglandsche Kerk looked down upon gala scenes: the university, founded by William of Orange in 1575, was celebrating its 350th birthday.

At one period of the day, Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina drove…

Amenities

283

At an annual dinner, Dutch Minister to the U. S., rose from his seat, saying he strongly objects to be greeted: ‘And how is dear little Holland?’

The occasion was the fourth annual dinner of the U. S. branch of the International Law Association, held in Manhattan.

Before a vast expanse of taut white shirts, Dr. A. de Graeff, Dutch Minister to the U. S., rose from his seat. Said he: “In Washington society I am frequently…

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