BURMA: Shopper's Report

Burma's gentle, shrewd Premier U Nu, who has been touring the world's capitals from Peking to Washington like a kind of international comparison shopper, faced newsmen on his own home ground last week and reported a neutralist's findings on the U.S.

India's Nehru, said a newsman, had declared that Americans are "uncouth." Did he agree? U Nu dissented gently: "I have never been slapped on the back before by anyone in Burma except my children," he conceded, "but if I was sometimes treated with unseemly familiarity by backslapping Americans, I soon realized that it was not rudeness but friendliness that...

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