NETHERLANDS: Java Jolt

Throughout Western Java in the Netherlandic Indies concerted Communist revolts broke out last week, seemingly indicating that the Indonesian Communist Party is much stronger than Netherlanders had thought. In Batavia, a mob made wild a sultry night with shootings and torch-flamings. In lesser towns, murders of district-chiefs were reported.

Governor General Jonkheer A. C. D. de Graeff of the Netherlandic Indies cabled to the Hague within 24 hours of the Communist uprisings that they had been suppressed by the military.

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