NETHERLANDS-INDIA: Absent Queen, Runaway Battleship

Plump and pink Queen Wilhelmina, whose nose grew red as she went sleigh-riding in Switzerland last week, pronounced a solemn Speech from the Throne before she left The Hague. Mindful of her Dutch East Indies, in which live 60,000,000 of Her Majesty's 69,000,000 subjects, she gave them a new and more dignified name: Netherlands India.

Names mean less than pay cuts. When Dutch and native sailors in Her Majesty's Navy had their wages docked last month, respectively 14% and 17% an ugly mutiny followed at the principal naval base of the huge...

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