London (Jul. 24)
There is good ground for stating that Sir Herbert Samuel, former High Commissioner of Palestine, and high in the councils of the Liberal Party, has been sounded out by Premier MacDonald regarding Sir Herbert’s acceptance of an appointment as Viceroy of India when Lord Irwin, the present Viceroy resigns next year, the correspondent of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learns.
Last week the “Daily Herald,” the organ of the Labor Party, reported that Sir Herbert was being seriously considered as the next Viceroy of India. Many years ago he was aide-de camp to the Viceroy. Should Sir Herbert receive the appointment he would be the second Jew to be named to this post, the first having been Lord Reading, now Lord Chief Justice of Great Britain.
It is understood that Sir Herbert Samuel would be glad to spend the next few years in India. His friends and supporters in the House of Commons maintain that he is one of the few available British statesmen capable of maintaining the high level of administration reached by Lord Reading when he was Viceroy.