The Press: A Favor for the Queen

At her palace recently, Queen Juliana of The Netherlands received two of Holland's top newsmen. Editor in Chief Dr.Maarten Rooy of the Nieuwe Rotter-damse Courant and Robert Peereboom of the Haarlems Dagblad. Said the Queen: she was upset by press coverage and pictures of her and Prince Bernhard on vacations. Would the editors kindly do something about it? Rooy and Peereboom, both officials of the Federation of Netherlands Journalists, most certainly would.

In confidential letters to editors all over Holland, the two reminded their colleagues of an agreement that they had secretly signed five years ago. At that time, all Dutch...

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