Religion: Rigged Suicide?

On the morning of Feb. 9, 1951, one of the best-known missionaries in China was found dead in his prison cell at Wuchow. He was Dr. William L. Wallace, 43, a Southern Baptist medical missionary. His Communist jailers, who had imprisoned him on trumped-up "spy" charges, called it suicide. When Father Mark Tennien, a Roman Catholic Maryknoll missionary and a longtime friend of Dr. Wallace's, got out of China last November, newspaper stories from Hong Kong quoted him as confirming this version of Wallace's death (TIME, Dec. 31).

In Manhattan last week, Father Tennien straightened out the record. It was true, he...

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