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My Son, the Prince

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There are not enough princes and the Dutch have four unmarried princesses. A ball held a couple of years ago, so that Crown Princess Beatrix could meet some nice boys was unsuccesful.

“There’s this princess, see.” It is a line that has commemorated countless Hollywood script conferences from The Prisoner of Zenda to Roman Holiday. In reel life, the scenarist can find his Prince Charming at Central Casting. But in real life there are not enough princes—charming or otherwise—to go…

Caged No More

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Queen Wilhelmina died. An account of her life and work.

In her first appearance as Queen of The Netherlands, Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria stood on the balcony of her palace in Amsterdam and stared with a small child’s wonder at her cheering subjects.

“Mama,” she asked, “do all these people belong to me?” “No, my child,” replied the Queen-Regent, “it…

Night of the Pig

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College freshmen and fraternity pledges, a ritual designed to humiliate them without actually killing them, is sometimes carried to extremes. In the Netherlands a debate was under way.

College freshmen and fraternity pledges are fair game for hazing, a ritual designed to humiliate them without actually killing them. But every so often, the ritual is carried to extremes, someone is badly hurt, and an angry public debate flares. In The Netherlands last week, such a debate was under…

Dutch Treatment

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In 1959, after eleven years of test-drilling, a Dutch oil company finally hit natural gas in the province of Groningen. Fortnight ago they were allowed to tap the fields.

In 1959, after eleven years of test-drilling, a Dutch oil company jointly owned by Shell and Jersey Standard finally hit natural gas under the muddy reclaimed soil of The Netherlands’ north eastern province of Groningen. How big the fields were neither the oilmen nor the government ever felt moved to…

UNTEA Party

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Not even the most optimistic of the 20 men of UNTEA, the Temporary Executive Authority at W.N. Guinea, expected that they could accomplish much during their seven caretaker months.

The first Europeans to sight New Guinea were two 16th century Portuguese sea captains who were so unimpressed that they did not even bother to claim it for their King. Second largest island in the world (after Greenland), it was a tangle of tropical jungle inhabited by mosquitoes, crocodiles, and…

Profitable Friendship

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A short account on Fokker, the Dutch plane manufacturer, its history and its current status.

For more than a decade, half the world’s aircraft manufacturers have been struggling to develop a latter-day replacement for the traditional workhorse of the airways, Douglas Aircraft’s 26-year-old DC-3. The planemaker that has come closest is Royal Netherlands Fokker Aircraft, whose sleek, twin-turboprop F-27 Friendship is now used by 36…

Art of Tribal Renewal

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Dutch Anthropologist Adrian A. Gerbrands talked at New York’s Museum of Primitive Art about the religious art of the Asmat, a little-known Papuan people who live in New Guinea.

Before his tragic death on an expedition to Netherlands New Guinea last year, young Michael C. Rockefeller, 23, managed to collect much of what he was searching for in the far Pacific: the religious art of the Asmat, a little-known Papuan people who live on the waterlogged Casuarinen Coast. Last…

Toward West Irian

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At the United Nations Security Council conference hall in Manhattan, The Netherlands and Indonesia last week formally ended 13 years a bitter wrangling and spasmodic war.

Over a horseshoe-shaped table at the United Nations Security Council conference hall in Manhattan, The Netherlands and Indonesia last week formally ended 13 years of bitter wrangling and spasmodic war for possession of the steaming archipelago called New Guinea.

Broadest smile was on the face of Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Subandrio,…

Settlement at Huntlands

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After 4½ months negotiators shook hands. The Dutch will turn West Irian over to U.N. stewardship until next May 1, at which time administrative control of the territory will pass to Indonesia.

Over the roads near Middleburg, Va., a convoy of limousines daily moved into a lavish colonial estate called Huntlands, only three miles from President Kennedy’s winter weekend spot, Glen Ora.* Shielded from prying eyes by a high, cream-colored brick wall, diplomats from The Netherlands and Indonesia met with U.S. Mediato…

The Mosquito God

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Rock Hudson plays in the film The Spiral Road, an aggressive, self-centered young doctor out from The Netherlands for a five-year tour of duty in the tropical Dutch East Indies.

The Spiral Road, metaphorically, leads to God. If filmgoers find themselves slightly agape to discover Rock Hudson traveling this road, they will be no more taken aback than the character Rock plays, an aggressive, self-centered young doctor out from The Netherlands for a five-year tour of duty in the tropical…

A Spreading Web

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Wherever a Dutchman turns these days his gaze is apt to fall on a product of a vigorous giant, fiber maker, known as A.K.U., producing half the nylon stockings sold in The Netherlands.

Wherever a Dutchman turns these days, his gaze is apt to fall on a product of a vigorous giant known as A.K.U. (pronounced Ah-coo). For A.K.U. (short for Algemene Kunstzijde Unie, which means Amalgamated Rayon Union) produces half the nylon stockings sold in The Netherlands, as well as fibers used…

Fun on the Steeple

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The Eusbius church has gradually been rebuilt in strict accordance to medieval style. But when Architect Theo Verlaan came along to rebuild the steeple, things changed fast.

The pride of Holland’s city of Arnhem is a sturdy 11th century Gothic structure called the Eusebius Church. Badly damaged during World War II, this Dutch Reformed church has gradually been rebuilt in strict accordance to medieval style. But when Architect Theo Verlaan came along to rebuild the steeple, things…

Homage to Hals

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Last week, in celebration of its centennial, the Frans Hals museum in Haarlem had on view the largest exhibition of Hals paintings ever held.

Until they opened a museum in the summer of 1862, the burghers of Haarlem in The Netherlands never fully realized the extent of their riches. There had been paintings in various public buildings all over town, but now they were assembled under one roof, and the effect was dazzling. The…

Low-Fiying Dutchman

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Latest victim of the jet squeeze: The Netherlands’ KLM, one of Europe’s few privately managed airlines, showed a loss of $21 million, the biggest in its 42-year history.

In Europe as in the U.S., the jet age is a convenience to passengers and a financial headache to the airlines. Between the high costs of the switchover to jets and the bitter competition for passengers to fill the bigger jets. West Germany’s Lufthansa last year lost about $25 million,…

PERSONAL FILE

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Van Doorne, from car manufacturer DAF has had a hard time finding enough workers in the labor-short Netherlands, he recently took on 1,200 Belgians at DAF’s Eindhoven plant.

∙Britain’s Billy Butlin, 63, has built a hefty fortune giving vacationers more for their money: this year a million Britons will pay $42 each for a week of solid comfort and corny entertainment at one of eight Butlin’s Holiday Villages. Now the ebullient Billy has decided to give Butlin Ltd.’s…

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