BURMA: Gratitude for Services

The heavy teak door of Rangoon's central jail swung open. Out stepped a lean, spectacled man looking cool, fresh and fit. Medical Missionary Gordon S. (Burma Surgeon) Seagrave, sentenced to six years for giving aid & comfort to Kachin Rebel Leader Naw Seng, and to one year for supplying medicine and surgical instruments to the rebels (TIME, Jan. 29), was free. His release had been ordered by the Burmese court of appeals, which had acquitted him on the first charge and, in view of his age (53) and in gratitude for the services he has rendered Burma, had reduced the...

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