13 JANUARY 1939, Page 6

Whether Mr. George Turner, the Master of Marlborough, is to

be congratulated on his appointment as Principal of the new Makerere College in Uganda, I hardly know. It is obviously not promotion. If they consulted their own preferences most men—including Mr. Turner, I imagine— would rather be at the head of a school like Marlborough than of a native college, not yet existent, in Central Africa. Mr. Turner has clearly not consulted his own preferences but considered where he could render service best—as anyone who knows him would expect. He will leave behind him a record of notable success at Marlborough, where he was, I think, the first lay headmaster of a school with a particularly strong clerical connexion. But to be the son and grandson of bishops no doubt atones for much in such a case. '

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