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The Struik Case

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Lecturing in the U.S. Dutchborn Professor Dirk Struik is according to the FBI an active and dedicated Communist. A nationwide fund-raising campaign began in his defense.

Except for a scattering of top-level mathematicians across the nation, and the students in his classes at M.I.T., few Americans had ever heard of Dirk J. Struik when his name first appeared in the news two years ago. He was a mousy-looking mathematician who had come to the U.S. from…

It Happened in Chicago

291

In The Netherlands, Golfer Gerard de Wit is in a class by himself, has won the professional championship five times. Last month he had his first look at tournament golf, U.S. style and lost.

In The Netherlands, Golfer Gerard de Wit is in a class by himself, has won the professional championship five times. Last month he had his first look at tournament golf, U.S. style. Back in The Hague last week, still a little dazed by it all, he told his countrymen about…

Businessman Boxer

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Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson had gone through three fight days since he arrived in Europe, winning from some of the best of Europe’s middleweights among them Dutch Jan de Bruin,

For the professional boxer, fight day is a solemn day, and World Middleweight Champion Sugar Ray Robinson takes it as solemnly as lesser men. There are no high jinks, none of the footloose fun of other days. It is a time for early morning prayer, which Sugar Ray makes in…

Double Check

159

Professor Cornelius Jan Bakker, a leading Dutch nuclear physicist, arrived at Huemul Island in Argentina, to audit on Ronald Richter, who had been arrested by Juan Perón.

The Argentine government made a cagily indirect answer last week to reports that Juan Perón had arrested Ronald Richter, his “atomic scientist” (TIME, May 28). Newspapers announced that Professor Richter and his laboratory associates would observe a national holiday by working 24 hours straight.

But Richter made no public…

Death of a Volunteer

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Lieut. Colonel Den Ouden, veteran of service in Indonesia, among the first to volunteer when The Netherlands decided to send a force to Korea, died in a ambush of Chinese communists.

Lieut. Colonel M.P.A. den Ouden, 40, paratrooper and veteran of service in Indonesia, was among the first to volunteer when The Netherlands decided to send a force to Korea. At the head of 600-odd Dutch soldiers, he arrived in the battle theater last November.

Colonel den Ouden and his men…

SPEAKING OF DIVISIONS

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Based on the available figures and on guesses TIME says the Netherlands has “nothing now” available to NATO. There is astiff opposition to military spending at expense of welfare.

This is a full U.S. infantry division (Pennsylvania’s 28th, National Guard). How many such divisions can the Western allies muster against Russia’s 175 divisions? Despite Eisenhower’s reluctance to give a specific answer, some facts & figures are available. The following is a catalogue of the twelve NATO nations’ ground strength,…

Misbehavior at Amsterdam

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The musicians of the Concertgebouw protested when the orchestra manager picked Paul van Kempen as a stand-in conducter, because he conducted a few times for the Wehrmacht.

The musicians of Amsterdam’s distinguished old Concertgebouw protested when the orchestra manager picked Paul van Kempen to take the place of their sick-abed regular conductor.

Van Kempen was born Dutch and had been a Concertgebouw first violinist at 17. He had, years later, become conductor of the Dresden Philharmonic and…

Ike’s Trip

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Dwight Eisenhower traveled thru W. Europe and found out that P.M. Drees is more interested in social progress than in rearmament.

A Paul Revere in a silver Constellation, NATO Commander General Dwight Eisenhower* last week traveled fast and hard across Western Europe.

In Paris, where official appointments begin at 10 a.m., Ike was at Premier René Pleven’s office door at 8. Half an hour later he was at the Quai d’Orsay…

Impasse Over Irian

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The Hague conference, where Indonesia and The Netherlands were trying to settle the status of West New Guinea (or Irian, as the Indonesians call it) failed after three weeks.

Dutch newsmen at The Hague conference, where Indonesia and The Netherlands were trying to settle the status of West New Guinea (or Irian, as the Indonesians call it), knew that negotiations had reached a delicate impasse. It was no time to confront the sensitive Indonesians with a blunt question, so…

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