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May 16, 1959 - Image 2

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The Michigan Daily, 1959-05-16

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-Daily-Allan Winder
MEETS HER KING - A native .of Belgium, Ingrid Hendrickx
talked to young King Bauduoin I at a special meeting in Detroit
Thursday. She found him relaxed, congenial and very likeable,
besides possessing enough tact to handle his social responsibilities
'U' Student from Belgium
Talks with KingBaudouin


the King for 10 minutes. "So I
said hello and curtseyed. I was
the only one who did and I started
to go away."
King Questions
But the kying called her back
and asked about her courses. An
English major, she said she had
also taken an unsuccessful Russian
course. The King sympathized
with her difficulty, commenting
that this isn't the right country
for such study.
Baudouin surprised her when
he asked if she was married to an
American. She quickly explained
to the bachelor king that she was
still single.
Discussing her impression of
Baudouin, she noted that he
"wasn't quiet at all as he is re-
ported to be" and seemed very
relaxed. She said she didn't have
much time to talk to him because
he was preparing to give a speech
in English, Flemish and French
to the assembled group.
Discusses King
Asked about the opinion of the
King of Belgium, she noted the
popularity of Baudouin's family at
the present time, although they
were not regarded highly after
World War II.
She attributed much of the 28-
year-old king's likeability to his
slightly introverted personality
and the fact that he "doesn't go
around making a fool of himself."
Interested in mathematics, he
told her that he is planning to
visit the University of California
where he wants to meet some engi-
neering students.
Returns to Belgium
Miss Hendrickx, who came to
the University two years ago, re-
turned to Belgium last summer.
She noticed that many significant
changes had been made as a result
of preparations for the World's
"I didn't like it too well. There,
is eighteenth century as well as
modern architecture and it just
doesn't look like anything," she
Explaining that she enjoyed
meeting various people from sev-
eral different countries, she also
commented that she didn't partic-
ularly like the' Russian display.
Was 'Eerasant'
"It was 'ecrasant'," she said in
French. "I don't know how to say
it in English, but it felt as if every-
thing was so heavy it was falling
on you."
She also noted that the Ameri-
can pavilion didn't give a true
picture of American life. Describ-
ing a disastrous fashion show she
saw there, she told of a model
wearing an outfit with "tight pants
and a bouffant skirt" who fell off
the pavilion into a nearby pool.
Miss Hendrickx, who plans to
be a literature translator when she
graduates, would like to live in the
United States. She lists New York
as her favorite city because it is
"so exciting."

Names Rewards
If this sounded the least bit
discouraging, Prof. Lindstrom
hastened to assure his audience
.that the more tangible rewards of
journalism more than make up for
any material "deficiencies." He
grouped these rewards together
and labeled them "job satisfac-
They included certain freedoms:
the freedom to have a ringside
seat at events of importance, the
freedom to see and to report hon-
estly what you see with no con-
cession to any group of men, and
last, the freedom to search for
some outline of truth of man.
Prof. Lindstrom also stated some
of the requirements of a good
journalist. Four of these were edu-
cation, courage, imagination and
Needs Curiosity
"A journalism needs a great
curiosity and the ability to accept
criticism," he said in answer to a
question posed by one of the high
school delegates.
Prof. Lindstrom is a noted jour-
nalist who recently joined the fac-
ulty at the University. In the field
of journalism he has been re-
porter, editor and teacher.
Group To Give
Public Concert
The music school French Horn
Ensemble, directed by Clyde Car-
penter, will give a public concert
at 8:30 p.m. today in Hill Aud.
Grad. Outing Club, hiking and swim-
ming, May 17, 2 p.m., meet in back of
Rackham (N.W. entrance).
* * *
Hillel Foundation, final supper club
of semester, May 17, 6 p.m., Glick So-
cial Hall.
* a
Mich. Christian Fellowship, May 17,
4 p.m., Lane Hall. Speaker: Rev. S.
Morgan, "Why Are We Here?"






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