Vividly last week the crew of the Holland America liner Rotterdam, homeward bound from New York, displayed their national temperament. No disturbance broke the calm of the first nine days of the crossing except in the smoking room, where the Dutch Olympic team was en thusiastically breaking training. Rotterdam, the Dutch home port, was paralyzed by a seamen's strike. As the 21-year-old Rotterdam pushed her high prow past England's Bishop Rock, Rotterdam's strikers sent wireless messages to Rotterdam's crew. They were never delivered. Apparently acting under orders from the main office, Captain Van...

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