London (Sep. 8)
Telegrams received in official quarters in India from London confirm the recent rumors that Sir Herbert Samuel, former High Commissioner of Palestine, and at one time chairman of the Liberal Party, will be the next Viceroy of India, the Observer reports. In July it was reported that Sir Herbert had been sounded out by Premier MacDonald regarding Sir Herbert’s acceptance of the appointment as Viceroy when Lord Irwin, the incumbent, resigns next year.
Earlier the Daily Herald, organ of the Labor Party, had 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 key post in the British Empire, the first having been Lord Reading, now Lord Chief Justice of Great Britain.