THE INDISCRETIONS OF A WARDEN - By Basil L. Q.
The value of social service, especially • when it- has a religions basis, is -*ell-- shown in Mr. Henriques' modest and absorbing account of his twenty years' work among the Jewish poor in the East End (Methuen, 7s. 6d.). While at Oxford he read Mr. Paterson's Across , the Bridges, and, like many,. another young man, found in it a trussion to which he, at least, has remained faithful.
• Starting with a club of- 25 boys in a single room, he and his wife now preside over a settlement with 3,000 members of both sexes._ From the • wide- and intimate experience that he 'has gained Mr. Henriques throws light on:the.-sluin evil, juvenile crime, volun- tary as _opposed to rate-aided hospitals, -mental deficiency, and other problems Of. pressing importance. As president of a juvenile court and a prison visitor, Mr. Henriques has much to say about .the treatment of young. _offenders that deserves attention, He insists that the name Of Borstal should be -Changed, on the ground that a boy who is known to have been there is handicapped in obtaining employment.