When British Guiana's far-leftist Premier Cheddi Jagan called on President Kennedy last fall, asking for $60 million he didn't get, he represented himself as a neutralist-type democrat who believes in friendship with both East and West. Last week Jagan faced a three-man commission sent by London to investigate last February's anti-Jagan riots in the British colony perched on South America's northeast coast. The commission's report may well affect Britain's decision on whether it should grant independence this year, and whether Jagan is the man to lead it.
The hearing went this way:
Q. Are you a Communist, Dr. Jagan?
A. You will...