Foreign News: Geranium Garden

Oliver Lyttelton, a millionaire industrialist with a taste for classical literature, was Churchill's trouble-shooting production chief in World War II. Last month Churchill sent husky Lyttelton, now Colonial Secretary, on a trouble-shooting trip to Malaya, where Britain's 3½-year war with Communism continues perilous, indecisive and expensive (it has cost the government $60,000 for every dead Communist guerrilla).*

Said Lyttelton, stepping down at Singapore's Kallang Airport: "The first duty of government is to ensure law & order. There is no point in giving people political progress if they get their throats cut." Replied the Singapore Labor Party's Secretary General P. M. Williams: "[He]...

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