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A Dutch Money Master

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The editor of World Financial Markets, the monthly newsletter, is Rimmer de Vries, 51, the most respected private forecaster of world currency exchange rates and trade flows.

Over the next five years OPEC’s petro powers will drain as much as $570 billion from the world’s oil-thirsty economies. Hardest hit will be the less developed countries. With their credit lines stretched to the snapping point, the LDCs may need $70 billion more than international banks are like ly…

Diplomat in Stocking Feet

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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…

“I Did It All”

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An account on the life and work of shipyard builder Cornelis Verolme.

When a bird flies into the big machine halls of the Verolme shipyards on the banks of the River Maas near Rotterdam, an extraordinary thing sometimes happens. Cornelis Verolme, a short Dutchman with a face as round and red as an Edam cheese, asks his men to stop their machines…

Princess Apparent

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A report on the life of actress Audrey Hepburn, who lived in Arnhem the Netherlands during the war.

Princess Anne’s pretty, high-arched feet were tired. The endless rounds of official visits required of royalty on tour had left her toes cramped and sore. Her face showed no sign of her trouble as she stood —aloof, beautiful and dignified in flowing white brocade—to receive the distinguished noblemen and…

Sentimental Journey

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Prime-Minister of Canada Mackenzie King visited the Netherlands, where he visited a Canadian military cemetery.

It was the kind of trip the Prime Minister likes best—sights to see, a respectable minimum of speeches and official duties, a sentimental mission or two.

Paris was a one-day stop. There Mackenzie King paid homage to the man who he believes is one of history’s greatest. At the…

DUTCHMAN ON THE DYKE

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At the Dumbarton Oaks conference where the U.N. was formulated and negotiated, Dutch foreign Minister Van Kleffens moves about the conference with conciliatory stubbornness.

What does it all add up to? Is San Francisco building the next generation’s freedom from war? Or is the conference merely a jealous game of power, a dusty finish for the hopes and sacrifices of millions? Of a thousand answers, one of the best balanced and shrewdest is that…

i Royal Dutch Knight

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Mr. Deterding, director of Royal Dutch/Shell, was shocked to read his obituary, not by the report but the meagreness of his notices. It continues giving a short overview of his life and work.

Like Mark Twain, Sir Henri Deterding once read a report of his death. Unlike Mark Twain, Sir Henri was shocked—not by the report but by the meagreness of his obituary notices, the fact that he was confused with an obscure brother. That was in 1924, and since then Sir…

Ruddy Old Gent

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A book has been published about the managing director of Royal Dutch Oil company, Mr. Deterding.

Hendrik August Wilhelm Deterding, third son of a Dutch sailor, went into an Amsterdam bank at the age of 16 and fell in love with figures, quit after six years because banking was too slow a way up in the world. He went to the East Indies, worked for the…

Petticoat Philanthropy?

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A 10 million guilder gift from Henri Deterding, in form of Dutch cattle, greens and fruit, for the food-starved nazi’s, has to be seen as a “non-political and exclusively humanitarian” gift.

Six months ago swart, dynamic, 70-year-old Sir Henri Wilhelm August Deterding, Director-General of Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., one of the world’s largest producers of crude petroleum, married his third wife, Charlotte Mina Knack, a German (TIME, June 15).
Sir Henri, who was knighted by King George V in 1920, has for many…

Amsterdam’s Rembrandt

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Last week in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, went on view more indisputable Rembrandt pictures than have ever been seen before in one place.

The great Dutchman, Rembrandt, lived in Amsterdam most of his life, put into his greatest pictures the faces of Amsterdam’s burghers, surgeons, soldiers. Last week in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, went on view more indisputable Rembrandt pictures than have ever been seen before in one place. Included…

“Success”

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Famed Dutch Ladies’ Home Journalist Edward William Bok returns to the Netherlands to offer the Queen a stained glass window.

Famed Ladies’ Home Journalist Edward William Bok was cradled at drowsy Helder, in the Netherlands, has achieved newsboy-to-vice-president* success during his last 47 years (spent mostly in the U. S.). Recently he returned to the Netherlands, ferreted (with intent to laud) into the question of how much “success” Queen Wilhelmina has…

Celebration Continued

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Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst, onetime Crown Prince of Germany, crossed the Dutch frontier and was met at Amersfoort by his uncle, the former Prince Henry of Prussia.

Last week, for the first time since the War, Dutch frontier guards allowed Germans to enter the Netherlands without having their passports visaed. A few hours after this regulation went into force Friedrich Wilhelm Victor August Ernst, onetime Crown Prince of Germany, crossed the Dutch frontier and was met at…

A Visit

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German ex-Emperor, Wilhelm II paid his respects to Dowager Queen Emma, mother of Queen Wilhemina.

There was no crowd and consequently no cheering as a dark-suited man of medium height, his left arm paralyzed and an audacious moustache surmounting a well-trimmed beard stepped out of an automobile to pay his respects to Dowager Queen Emma, mother of Queen Wilhemina, at the Soestdyk Palace.

The visitor…

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