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The Burning of Bodies

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Cremating is illegal in The Netherlands, but it has been tolerated for years in the country’s only crematorium at Velsen. The Dutch Parliament accepted a bill legalizing cremation.

Technically, “the burning of bodies” is illegal in The Netherlands, but in practice it has been tolerated for years in the country’s only crematorium, owned by the Association for Voluntary Cremation, at Velsen, near Amsterdam. Last week the Dutch Parliament debated a government bill legalizing cremation, with these qualifications: 1)…

Ungodly

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The bill to finance the Olympics is defeated. Catholic and Calvinist deputies joined forces and called the games “heathenish.”

A bill asking for a million florin ($400,000) appropriation to finance the 1928 Olympic Games, introduced last month (TIME, Apr. 6), was defeated by 48 to 36 in the Lower House of the States-General (Parliament) at The Hague.

Catholic and Calvinist deputies joined forces against the Liberal and Socialist supporters of the Government, called the…

Navy Bill Beaten

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The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament defeated the Naval Bill (TIME, May 19, Aug. 6) by 50 votes to 49.

The Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament defeated the Naval Bill (TIME, May 19, Aug. 6) by 50 votes to 49. Had it not been for the fact that one of the 100 members which forms the membership of the Second Chamber was missing, the result might have been a draw. Premier Jonkheer Dr. C…

“Big Navy”

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Dutch Minister of Finance, De Geer, resigned from the Cabinet because he did not agree with his colleagues over the Big Navy Program sponsored by Admiral van Karnebeek.

Jonkheer D. J. De Geer, Dutch Minister of Finance, resigned from the Cabinet because he did not agree with his colleagues over the Big Navy Program sponsored by Admiral van Karnebeek (TIME, May 19). This fact led to a wide popular outburst on the part of the Dutch people against the…

Karnebeek and Big Navy

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To protect the possessions overseas a bill is introduced to increase the naval forces.

Following the passage of the Singapore Naval Base bill in the British Parliament (reported last week), the Dutch Parliament bethought itself of Holland’s possessions in the East Indies. The more the perturbed Parliamentarians thought of the matter, the more they became convinced that a large navy is necessary to protect the…

Netherlands

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The Dutch Senate voted against a bill prohibiting daylight saving time.

The Dutch Senate voted against a bill prohibiting daylight saving time. The new time will probably come into effect on June 1. The question of daylight saving was the cause of a hot political dispute between the town dwellers and the agrarians. The former got up petitions signed by long…

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