SOUTH AFRICA: High Melting Point

In Johannesburg, a pudgy, sad-faced little Hindu unlimbered the weapon with which his father tumbled an empire. Manilal Gandhi, 60-year-old son of India's revered Mahatma, was under sentence of $150 fine or 50 days in jail for his part in a deliberate protest violation of South Africa's rigid race-segregation laws. Last week Manilal withdrew his appeal and surrendered to Transvaal police. Said he: "My rightful place as a self-respecting person is in prison ... By my voluntary sufferings, I seek to melt the hearts of the government."

While Gandhi suffered. Prime Minister...

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