Wauchope Returning to Post Nov. 5; Reports of Replacement Persist

PALESTINE HIGH COMMISSIONER SIR ARTHUR WAUCHOPE TODAY LEFT A NURSING HOME WHERE HE HAD BEEN UNDERGOING TREATMENT FOR AN EYE AILMENT. HIS CONDITION IS REPORTED CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED AND HE WILL SAIL NOVEMBER 5 TO RESUME HIS DUTIES IN JERUSALEM.

MEANWHILE, REPORTS THAT SIR ARTHUR WILL BE REPLACED AS HIGH COMMISSIONER PERSIST. IN WELL-INFORMED CIRCLES, IT IS STATED THAT HE WILL NOT SERVE THROUGH THE ENTIRE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, DURING WHICH TRIPARTITION OF PALESTINE WILL BE EFFECTED AND THE REGIME SUCCEEDING THE PRESENT MANDATE IS INSTALLED.

THE GOVERNMENT IS REPORTEDLY STUDYING THE QUESTION OF SIR ARTHUR’S SUCCESSOR THE LIKELIEST CHOICE RESTING BETWEEN FIELD MARSHAL SIR PHILIP CHETWODE, WHO IS FAVORED BECAUSE OF HIS KNOWLEDGE OF PALESTINE CONDITIONS, AND SIR JOHN ANDERSON, FORMER GOVERNOR OF BENGAL.

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