World: Asiatics Under Fire

A few short-sighted incorrigibles among the Singapore British residents, true to a disappearing tradition, were frightfully put out by what they called the "Asiatic labor problem." Waiters had fled the Raffles Hotel; the British Army had had to take over the running of railroad trains ; personal servants vanished. But there was another side to the matter.

"When the full story of Singapore is known," wrote N.A.N.A.'s Douglas Wilkie, "the heroism of the Asiatics will not be judged by the need of some city restaurants to close down when their staffs walked out...

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