THE NETHERLANDS: 51 Guns

For over a month, enough shiny brass blank cartridges for a 101-gun salute have been piled by the saluting batteries of every Dutch army post from Amsterdam to Bali. They were to signal that Crown Princess Juliana had given the House of Orange its first male heir in generations. Last week the batteries finally boomed out but the Government saved 50 shells from each, for like her mother and grandmother before her, Crown Princess Juliana's first baby was a 51-gun, blue-eyed, fair-haired girl.

Even more money was saved by worried department-store owners and souvenir manufacturers. Forgetting their Princess' national trait...

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