MALAYA: Majority of Guns

At Singapore's Bukit Timah race track the British wet their upper lips with gin & bitters and kept them stiff even when Miss Papillon, a 70-1 long shot, romped home in the third race. That was bad, but the news from across the Johore Causeway to the Malayan mainland was worse.

A 100-man green-uniformed rebel band took over the small mining town of Batuarang, just north of the placid Malayan capital of Kuala Lumpur. While some of the rebels pinned the police to their barracks with heavy automatic fire, others expertly sabotaged the...

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