19 JUNE 1926, Page 11

The Johannesburg correspondent of the Times tells us that the

Union Government is giving favourable consideration to the suggestion put forward by -Mr. Barlow, a leading Labour member, and strongly supported in the Pact ranks, that a citizens' committee should b. appointed during the recess to investigate the problem of the South African flag. It is proposed that ten members, dissociated from politics and representative of every section of the community, should try to find a basis of agreement. Another suggestion has been made that the attempt to find a suitable flag should begin de novo. Another proposal is the adoption of an essentially South African design, such as the Springbok, which would appeal to both races and would stir up no bitter memories. * * *