THE NETHERLANDS: Olympic Games

. . . The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord Thy God: in it thou shall not do any work. . . .

FOURTH COMMANDMENT

To Her Majesty Wilhelmina Helena Pauline Maria, Queen of the Netherlands, the Fourth Commandment means exactly what it says and is a specific prohibition against sport on Sunday.

That "sport" is "work" within the meaning of the Lord God is as clear to Queen Wilhelmina as the fact that the Allah of the Mohammedans undoubtedly meant to prohibit "spirituous liquors" when he prohibited "wine." The mere fact that neither "sport," in the modern sense,...