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Archive for 1971

Pursuit of the Square


To mark his centenary, the Guggenheim Museum has assembled a retrospective of Piet Mondrian, the father of asymmetrical design.

In the photographs that survive from his last years, Piet Mondrian’s own head began to verge on geometrical abstraction. The domed skull had its remaining hair brushed flat, each strand meticulously parallel to its neighbor; the two neat creases on the pale forehead; the paired circles of his spectacle…

The U.N. of Conservation


World Wildlife Fund celebrated their tenth anniversary, under the guidance of softspoken, spectacled Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands, the fund’s international president.

It is an odd company. Hairy-nosed wombats in southern Australia. Giant turtles on the Galapagos Islands. Polar bears in the Arctic. What each species shares with the others is an improving prospect for survival due to the efforts of a unique conservation organization. That group is the World Wildlife…

European CEOs from companies like Philips, Shell and Heineken talk about Japan and President Nixon’s new economic program and its impact on other countries.

View of America: Down and Out or Up and Punching?

On Aug. 14, the U.S. was a world champion boxer taking punishment in the corner of the ring. On Aug. 15, by one movement, it had gained the middle of the ring and room for maneuver —a true heavyweight able…

Yang, Yin and Needles


Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands has recently undergone acupuncture in Singapore and immediately felt better.

What do Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands, Premier Lon Nol of Cambodia and Columnist James Reston of the New York Times have in common with uncounted, unknown Asians? All have recently undergone acupuncture, the ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles into various parts of the body to treat a…

Diplomat in Stocking Feet


Joseph Luns’ new post is as NATO’s civilian chief. He has worked as hard for Western European unity and cooperation with the U.S. as any statesman on the Continent.

THE crown of my career” is the way Dutch Foreign Minister Joseph Marie Antoine Hubert Luns describes his new post as NATO’s civilian chief. The phrasing is apt. In his 19 years as The Netherlands’ ranking diplomat, Luns, 59, has worked as hard for Western European unity and cooperation with…

The Warring Pirates


There was an attack on Radio Northsea by a competing pirate radio ship Veronica hoping to shut down shut Northsea’s transmitter that started broadcasting in Dutch.

Aboard Radio Northsea, a ship that broadcasts pop music and news to Western Europe and Britain from just outside the Dutch three-mile territorial limit, Disc Jockey Alan West was playing a tune titled, all too appropriately. Melting Pot. Suddenly a tremendous blast shook the vessel. “I thought another ship had…

Sony Corp. will open a distribution and service center to be located, in the Netherlands, Akio Morito recalls, “I saw an agricultural country and yet it was producing goods of excellent quality.

IN 1953, a young businessman named Akio Morita made his first trip outside Japan to investigate export prospects for his struggling little electronics company. He was dismayed to find that in the sophisticated markets of the U.S. and Europe, the words Made in Japan were a mocking phrase for…

The Tankerman’s Eerie World


Time’s reporter is aboard the brand-new Esso of The Netherlands tanker Europoort, a very large crude carrier. The Europoort has many luxuries for the crewman.

Since the Torrey Canyon disaster in 1967, the world’s ever bigger oil tankers have drawn worse and worse publicity. Viewers with alarm see them as oil-leaking time bombs that defile the seas with toxic black goo. Tankermen have a different perspective. Sailing calmly through gales of criticism, they supply the…

The Slowdown Goes Global


The Netherlands’ economists forecast for this year is a rise in unemployment, a lower yield on invested capital, a drop in investments and a worsening balance of payments.

In much of the industrialized world, unease is growing among people who have mostly prospered since they pulled themselves from the rubble of World War II. European and Japanese headlines tell of inflation, layoffs, strikes, bankruptcies—and economic slowdowns. Businessmen abroad are hearing that well-worn aphorism: When the U.S. sneezes,…

Betrothal in Brussels


The six nations of the European Common Market agreed to move toward a monetary union by Jan. 1, 1981.

“We are like the couple who have an engagement party,” explained The Netherlands’ Foreign Secretary Hans de Koster. “If over the next five years we don’t get married, we return the gifts.” The simile aptly described the momentous agreement last week by the six nations of the European Common…

More Trouble in Holland


The appointment by the pope of Simonis as bishop plunged the Vatican and the Dutch church into confrontation once again. Liberals were furious that Paul had bypassed three candidates.

Just a year ago this month, the Dutch Pastoral Council of the Roman Catholic Church voted for a policy statement against compulsory celibacy. During the debates preceding that vote (TIME, Jan. 19, 1970), one of the few voices arguing to preserve the old celibacy rule was a young-looking parish priest…

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