INDIA: Farewell to Delhi

To hear the retiring Viceroy's farewell address last week, India's Central Legislature met in gay saris, bright turbans, khaki. Tall, unbending Lord Linlithgow spoke for an hour and a quarter. Said he: "Indian public men without delay should start to get together. . . . There is nothing to stop India's leaders from considering and devising an alternative [to the Cripps plan] or from trying by private negotiation with other parties in the country to secure their support for any such alternative."

Dawn, newspaper published by Mohamed Ali Jinnah, leader of the Moslem League, called the speech "a colorless survey...