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Time for a Rest


Sukarno’s campaign to seize vast commercial holdings and new seizures of Dutch properties continued apace. The cost will be high for Indonesia, governmental officials admitted.

Indonesia’s usually cocky President Sukarno seemed tired, nervous and uncertain. While his government’s reckless campaign to seize The Netherlands’ vast commercial holdings continued apace, Sukarno made his rounds screened by a phalanx of bodyguards, armored cars and secret servicemen. In Surabaya, Sukarno exhorted a rally of 100,000 Indonesians to prepare…

The Startled World


Last week Sukarno energetically tried to boot out all westerners of Dutch citizenship in his country, with never a backward thought for their rights or their properties.

Only last year Indonesia’s handsome, personable President Sukarno came to Washington, talking largely of Abraham Lincoln, the rights of man, and his devotion to democracy and the West. Overwhelmed by his sentiments and his charm, Washington’s National Press Club gave him a standing ovation. Last week Sukarno was displaying his…



Pieter Bruegel was a lowbrow in art. He kept his Dutch feet firmly on lowland ground, stuck close to everyman’s taste. Surviving paintings are shown in Vienna at the moment.

PIETER BRUEGEL was a lowbrow in art. In an age when the Italian Renaissance was sweeping all before it, Bruegel kept his Dutch feet firmly on lowland ground, stuck close to everyman’s taste. His zestful love of practical jokes, wise saws, old proverbs and the daily life in field and…

U.S. airlines suffer from competition. In the case of KLM, it is not merely a business but a national symbol, compensating in part for the vanishing Dutch navy and the lost East Indies.


FOR the U.S. international airlines, the biggest problem of 1957 has spawned the bitterest argument. The problem: increasing competition from foreign carriers, largely because the U.S. is letting more and more foreign lines get into choice U.S. markets. Last week, as Pan American World Airways inaugurated a…

Europe’s New Divas


Dutch critics believe that no Italian singer can surpass light-timbred Dramatic Soprano Gre Brouwenstijn, 41, as an interpreter of Verdi.

For nearly a decade, those two warring soprano queens, Maria Meneghini Callas and Renata Tebaldi, have dominated the world of European (and U.S.) opera, leaving other postwar singers to peep about to find themselves honorable mention. But slowly, and largely unnoticed in the U.S., old Europe has fashioned a new…

Report Card


A bunch of Cambridge students popped up to help in their own fashion the State University of Leiden celebrate a hands-across-the-Channel Cambridge Week.

¶ With some expert guidance from Jonathan Routh, a British practical joker, a bunch of Cambridge students popped up in The Netherlands to help in their own fashion the State University of Leiden celebrate a hands-across-the-Channel Cambridge Week. They 1) opened an exhibition of rare Rembrandts and Hobbemas that turned…

Socialism & the Vatican


No one can be at the same time a sincere Catholic and a true socialist, said Pius XI. In the Netherlands the Catholic Archbishopric warned Catholics for socialism as well.

The socialists wrongly assume the right of property to be of mere human invention . . . and, preaching up the community of goods, declare that … all may with impunity seize upon the possessions and usurp the rights of the wealthy. More wise and profitably, the Church recognizes the…



A report on the life and work of painter Piet Mondrian. 13 years after Mondrian’s death his recognition is reaching new heights.

WHETHER they know it or not, the architect, the layout artist, the sign painter, and even the counter girl who wraps a candy box asymmetrically with a gay ribbon all owe a debt to a lone Dutchman named Piet Mondrian. Cubist Mondrian’s crisp, rectilinear paintings, once scoffed at as being…

Successful Beehive


Rotterdam that is now risen from the ruins, added the latest and handsomest building de Bijenkorf (“Beehive”) department store, designed by Hungarian-born Marcel Breuer.

Nazi Stukas zeroed in on Rotterdam on May 10, 1940, and they did not let up until they had leveled or gutted 11,000 buildings. But well before liberation, an underground city-planning commission went to work drafting plans for the 20th century Rotterdam that is now risen from the ruins.


Secretary of State Dulles would prefer to see private capital eventually replace foreign-aid funds in overseas economic development, like the Dutch did well in facilitating private investment.


REGARDLESS of the drive to cut the Administration’s $3.9 billion foreign-aid program—and the chances are that it will be cut deeply—many a businessman feels that it is high time for a new and different approach to foreign aid. The most promising: encouraging greater activity abroad…

Dutch Treat


The Dutch/KLM have been granted two new U.S. air routes by the U.S. State Dept. Both the Civil Aeronautics Board and U.S. airlines have opposed it.

For eleven years the Dutch have been trying mightily to get new U.S. air routes to add to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ profitable runs from Amsterdam to New York and Curasao to Miami. They have been opposed both by the Civil Aeronautics Board, which feels that the U.S. is already…



Swimmer Tineke Lageberg clipped a whopping 11.4 sec. off the official world’s record for the women’s 220-yd butterfly and firmly established herself as one of history’s greatest swimmers.

¶5printing the last quarter at Melbourne 0:58.4, Australia’s Mervyn Lincoln flashed through the mile in 3:59, one second off the world record held by Countryman John Landy, became the eleventh runner in history to crack the rapidly disintegrating four-minute-mile barrier.

¶While his rivals tacked over the longer blue-water route, Cuba’s…

Flights to Freedom


In the Walls Came Tumbling Down, writer Dutch Henriette Roosenburg tells about her attempts to return to the Netherlands from Germany after being released from prison at the end of WWII.

THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED (245 pp.)—Ivan Bahriany—St. Martin’s Press ($3.50).

THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN (248 pp.)—Henriette Roosenburg—Viking ($3.50).

Each of these books is an intriguing mixture of political terror and pastoral. The authors spent years in those plague spots of the 20th century—concentration…

Third Chance


After two failed ideas Council of Europe and the European Army (EDC) theie is a new economic approach to unite Europe. The Dutch hoped of new markets for their agricultural produce.


Out of the ashes and gutted cities of World War II, idealists tried to create a united Europe by means of a political idea: the Council of Europe. They failed. Then came the hardheaded soldiers and diplomats who wanted to “build Europe” through a European army in a…

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