Press Appraises Wauchope’s Administration

THE GOOD AND BAD POINTS OF HIGH COMMISSIONER SIR ARTHUR GRENFELL WAUCHOPE’S SIX-YEAR REIGN WERE APPRAISED BY ALL HEBREW NEWSPAPERS TODAY IN COMMENTING ON SIR ARTHUR’S RESIGNATION, ANNOUNCED IN LONDON AS EFFECTIVE EARLY NEXT YEAR.

THE PAPERS WITHOUT EXCEPTION EMPHASIZE THE JEWISH COMMUNITY’S REGRET AT HIS PASSING FROM THE SCENE, BUT DECLARE HE FAILED IN THE SECOND PART OF HIS TERM “THROUGH MISAPPLIED RIGHT-MINDEDNESS” RATHER THAN THROUGH “WRONGHEADEDNESS.”

SIR ARTHUR’S TERM OF OFFICE, ACCORDING TO THE PAPERS, WAS DIVIDED INTO TWO DISTINCT PARTS. “THE FIRST,” AS ONE EDITORIAL PUT IT,” -HOW REMOTE IT APPEARS-WHEN HE SEEMED THE DELIVERER OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE, ENCOURAGING AN UNPRECEDENTED IMMIGRATION, PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPERITY FOR ALL; THE SECOND, WHEN HE ENTERED THE ERRONEOUS WAY OF CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM, SHAPING A LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ARISING FROM AN ILL-CONCEIVED THOUGHT.

“THE COUNTRY NOW PAYS FOR THIS FAULTY LINE,” THE EDITORIAL CONTINUES, “AND ALSO FOR THE PRACTICE OF LENIENCY TOWARD A PEOPLE RESPECTING ONLY FIRMNESS. NOT THROUGH WRONGHEADEDNESS BUT THROUGH MISAPPLIED RIGHT-MINDEDNESS, WAUCHOPE FAILED IN HIS SECOND TERM TO REAP THE HARVEST OF GOODWILL SOWN IN THE FIRST.”

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