4 JULY 1931, Page 20


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.]

SIR,—As the Archdeacon of Lahore's letter in the Spectator of June 20th is founded upon a misapprehension of mine of April 25th, I feel bound to ask you to insert an unavoidably delayed correction.

• The School which the Friends in South Africa desire to found is to be for white children only, although containing no colour bar in the constitution. It is, indeed, open to question whether the best results would, before very many years, be achieved by identical education for two races with such widely differing backgrounds as white and Bantu. At the present juncture it is believed that the greatest help to the cause of racial reconciliation is to be sought by forming a centre, such as a school, where Christian ideas of friendly co-operation between different races shall be upheld, and where an attempt shall be made to lead to a new spirit in solving the different problems of South Africa.—I am, Sir, &c.,