BURMA: Ice Cream

The first discussion between Britons and Burmese leaders since the recapture of Rangoon was held aboard a British warship last week. Subject: self-government for Burma. Whatever Burma's political future may be, there was one great success at the meeting—ice cream.

The 21 Burmese delegates came aboard from a motor launch. With the exception of one Burman, who wore formal morning dress, the delegates wore gay silk lungyis and scarlet headdresses. At the head of the green baize wardroom table sat Burma's governor, Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, whom the Japanese had chased out of Burma. Now he was back. Back too was...

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