If I were Sir Stafford Cripps,
I'd tell myself there's much
In adages concerning slips
And clips and lips and such.
Thus a Bombay rhymester last week expressed the fear of the whole anti-Axis world that Sir Stafford Cripps, Britain's newly arrived special envoy to India, would be unable to resolve India's conflicting political demands and thus promote her war effort.
Sir Stafford had paused in Cairo to talk with Britain's Middle Eastern command, whose task may depend greatly on his work. Indian developments seemed to favor that work. After committee meetings, the Indian...