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Step Toward the Future

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The lower house of the Dutch States-General approved a constitutional amendment that eases supranational policies. Dutch are already in the Benelux, Schuman plan and NATO.

It was one of those small actions that hold hopes and promises far greater than mere words. By a 66-to-7 vote, the lower house of the Dutch States-General approved a constitutional amendment that 1) empowers the national government to surrender legislative, administrative and judicial prerogatives to supranational organizations; 2) authorizes…

A Sense of Vacuum

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Last week, five U.S. allies charged that U.S. tariff restrictions on imported dairy products are a flagrant violation of the worldwide GATT Agreement.

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“As the world is knit together today, there is nowhere where American influence does not count, nowhere where it may not be markedly beneficent,” wrote London’s Spectator last week. “Nothing indeed demonstrates that more clearly than the sense of vacuum created when

America has for a brief…

Double Dutch

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Dutch Prime Minister Willem Drees formed a new government and appointed not one but two Foreign Ministers.

Foreign Ministers, perennially harassed characters, often wish they could be in two places at once. The Netherlands last week did its best to make the trick possible. When Dutch Prime Minister Willem Drees formed a new government, after a 65-day cabinet crisis, he appointed not one but two Foreign…

Hannie Hurls ‘Em

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After Dutch baseball player “Hannie” Urbanus got home, he lost control over his his fancy new repertory of curves and fireballs, but regained control and won the Dutch championship.

Not long after Johannes Hendrikus Urbanus got back to The Netherlands last spring, a Dutch baseball official said sadly: “I wish Hannie had stayed home.” The star pitcher of the Dutch Honkbal champions, Amsterdam’s Op Volharding Volgt Overwinning (perseverance leads to victory) team, Hannie, 25, had just spent a month…

True or False?

332

In the Netherlands, which has produced some of the world’s finest painters and fakers of old masters, experts decided to stage a “Fake and Genuine” exhibition.

The Netherlands, which has produced some of the world’s finest painters, has also produced some of the finest fakers of old masters. *Partly for fun and partly to show the public “what the essence of a work of art is,” Amsterdam’s experts decided two years ago to stage a “Fake…

Sewer Socialist

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For the first time in The Netherlands’ history, the Socialists became the leading party. Vadertje (Little Father) Drees party got 29% of 5,335,064 votes cast.

Willem Drees is the kind of Socialist the Reds denounce as a “Sewer Socialist.” They are right in a way, for Drees would rather give his people sewers today than promise a proletarian heaven in 1984. Starting 39 years ago as a Socialist councilman in The Hague, Drees ascended the…

Goodbye, Messrs. Chips

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Dutchborn Peter Debye, 68, Nobel Prize-winning chemist and physicist, author of the Debye theory of the specific heat of solids and succeeding Einstein as professor at Cornell, retired.

Each year, U.S. colleges and universities must say goodbye to many a famed and favorite teacher. Among 1952’s retirements:

Baylor’s A. Joseph (“Dr. A.”) Armstrong, 79, who at seven used to scribble on his school slate “A. Joseph Armstrong, prof, of Greek,” eventually became a professor of English and the…

Lost Child

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Ten years ago this month, a Jewish girl named Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday, and began to keep it with care. A report on Anne Frank and her life.

Ten years ago this month, a Jewish girl named Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday, and began to keep it with care. The entries were gay-spirited—even though the Franks, refugees from Hitler’s Germany, were living in occupied Holland. Anne saw an old Rin-Tin-Tin movie and told…

Amsterdam Shuts Down

335

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, bustling center of Dutch financial life, stopped all trading last week. The reason for the stoppage dated back to the war.

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, bustling center of Dutch financial life, stopped all trading last week. Like so many of Europe’s troubles, the reason for the stoppage dated back to the war. When the Germans overran The Netherlands in 1940, they helped themselves to a giant Dutch treat: all Jewish-owned…

ShoH- Cut to the Rhine

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The new Amsterdam-Rhine Canal opened, a 45-mile short cut across The Netherlands that will bring Amsterdam’s river traffic 25 miles and 20 hours closer to Germany.

The canals of Amsterdam were as brightly gay last week as a field of Dutch tulips. The occasion was the opening of the new Amsterdam-Rhine Canal, a 45-mile short cut across The Netherlands that will bring Amsterdam’s river traffic 25 miles and 20 hours closer to Germany. In the age-old…

The Great Evasion

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Maria Montessori, who helped to revolutionize a whole generation’s concept of primary education, died in the Netherlands, age 81.

Modern U.S. educators are always trying to define the “aims” of education. But to a swelling chorus of critics, the definitions have a hollow sound. Last week, in an eloquent little book called Faith and Education (Abingdon-Cokesbury, $2), one of Manhattan’s leading Protestant clergymen told why. The Rev. George A….

The Buccaneer

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Dutch policemen captured notorious Captain Raymond (“Turk”) Westerling, international buccaneer and soldier of misfortune. But there were no grounds for holding him and was freed.

A score of Dutch policemen surrounded a baronial house near Amsterdam before dawn one day last week, while seven others, led by Amsterdam Police Chief Jeremias Posthuma, knocked on the front door. The master of the manor, Count van Rechteren Limpurg, appeared. “We have come for Westerling,” announced Chief Posthuma…

“Hoera de Koningin!”

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Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard visited Harry Truman in the remodeled White House. Juliana seemed to be enjoying herself and thanked the U.S. for helping during and after WWII.

Like most of the rest of the U.S., Washington dearly loves royalty, but the capital, still remembering the romantic pomp and glitter attendant on last autumn’s visit by Princess Elizabeth, wasn’t quite ready to be enthusiastic about Queen Juliana of The Netherlands. Frankly, a good many photographs . made Juliana…

Dutchmen Abroad

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Citizens in The Netherlands have been contributing to the Prince Bernhard Fund for promising Dutch artists, but the verdict of deeply disappointed Dutch critics: the money was wasted.

For two years, public-spirited citizens in The Netherlands have been pitching in guilders to the Prince Bernhard Fund so that promising Dutch artists can broaden their vision and sharpen their palettes by foreign travel. Last week, in Amsterdam’s municipal museum, the travelers exhibited their new work. The general verdict of…

Honkballer from Holland

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A Dutch baseball pitcher Johannes “Hannie” Urbanus was invited to spend a month of training with the NY Giants. A report on ‘honkbal’ in the Netherlands made famous by U.S. soldiers.

In The Netherlands, sport fans know Johannes Hendrikus Urbanus as well as Americans know Urbanus’ hero, Bob Feller. Like Feller, 24-year-old Urbanus is a pitcher. He plays on Amsterdam’s Op Volharding Volgt Overwinning (Perseverance Leads to Victory) team. The O.V.V.O. nine, behind Urbanus’ consistent pitching, has won three straight Dutch…

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