SARAWAK: Jazzman's Pearl

In 1841 a daring British privateer named Brooke forced the Sultan of Brunei to make him Raja of the vast East Indian district called Sarawak. Today his descendant is swank, hard Sir Charles Vyner Brooke, who as The White Raja of Sarawak rules 500,000 natives from his palace at Kuching (TIME, Feb. 5, 1934). Romantic Sarawak is "independent under the protection of the British Crown." Last month in Sarawak a cable from the Raja's 22-year-old Daughter Eliza asked if she could marry London's loudest-blowing hot jazz conductor, Harry Roy.

Cabled Raja Brooke...

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