London (Oct. 6)
The British government was urged to abandon her mandate in the Trans-Jordan tonight by The Evening Standard in an editorial.
In view of the considerable sums of money contributed annually by the government to maintain the mandate and because the Trans-Jordan is retained solely as a buffer state to Palestine, the government is asked to withdraw.
The suggestion is repudiated that Palestine is of extreme importance as a strategic point in protecting the Suez Canal. The Standard admits at the same time that this was the chief reason that the Trans-Jordan was incorporated in British national policy.