A. C. M. Hanken, head of
our Associated Firm in
The Netherlands, writes a letter
I am a young (63) Dutch accountant who recently had the honor
and pleasure of attending a meeting in Chicago (the 1960 Partners'
Meeting) where I became acquainted with representatives of a new
race which I will call Trobasians.
I was very much impressed by this new species of mankind. They
are all good-looking, healthy fellows with a great enthusiasm for their
profession which is auditing, management services and sciences, and
tax work. A specialite de la maison is building bridges of friendship
and good will all over the world, and the master engineer of this is
Donald J. Bevis. After an hour's chat with him you are so infected
with TROBAS microbes that you are impatient to begin TROBAS
activities in your own country.
When I graduated from the Economic High School in Rotterdam,
bookkeeping was very distasteful to me and had anyone suggested
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