BURMA: If This Be Treason

The government had charged Burma Surgeon Gordon S. Seagrave with high treason, but government witnesses at his trial last week had little or nothing to say about treason, concentrated instead on other accusations against Seagrave, to wit, discourtesy, fornication and slander.

U.S. observers found the court proceedings viciously slaphappy. Brigadier Lazum Tang testified that Missionary Seagrave refused to shake hands with him when government troops reoccupied Namhkam. Three Burmese nurses testified that Seagrave once referred to the government army as "a pack of dogs."

A pretty 21-year-old nurse named Ma Aye Mya...

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