JAVA: New Man, Old Demands

Britons and Indonesians still killed each other in The Netherlands East Indies last week. They did not know quite how to stop.

The British got Dutch and Indonesian leaders together in Batavia for an in conclusive peace talk. The Dutch had refused to deal with President Soekarno of the "Indonesian Republic" because he collaborated with the Japs. So Soekarno, while keeping nominal power, took a back seat and a new Premier appeared. The new Indonesian leader is small (4 ft. 10½ in., 100 lbs.), scholarly, socialistic Sjahrir, 36. He met his Dutch wife while studying law...

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