JOHORE: New Houri

If Japanese bombs had begun raining down last week on the British naval base at Singapore and the adjoining native State of Johore, they would have had no chance of hitting its Sultan. With rare courage for an Oriental potentate, he has insisted upon living in blitzed London. There, at swank Grosvenor House, which puts on one of the flashiest girl shows in the British Isles, the 67-year-old Sultan of Johore spends the sort of life that few 20th-century sultans live outside the sultry cartoons of Esquire. Last week Johore rejoiced in a new houri, the shift being directly...

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