THE NETHERLANDS: Beatrix

One of the 565 members of the crew of the Holland-America liner Rotterdam is a Communist, refused last week in Manhattan to sign the crew's round-robin message of congratulation to Crown Princess Juliana of The Netherlands on the birth of her first child (TIME, Feb. 7). Explained other members of the crew afterward: "We popped that Communist stoker on the nose. The Rotterdam is a royalist ship!"

Meanwhile, at rural Soestdyk, modern-minded Prince Consort Bernhard apparently successfully insisted that his newborn daughter be named Beatrix (which means "She That Makes Happy") Wilhelmina Armgard.

It would vex many solid Netherlanders should they...

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