15 FEBRUARY 1935, Page 6

The peace-ballot has already established its right to be taken

seriously, but I am astonished to learn that its organizers consider they have a reasonable prospect of polling some ten million votes. With the harvest-work only just beginning after a great deal of solid preparation the second million will soon be passed. I have always held that to secure five million signed papers would mark the enterprise as an unquestioned success, but. Lord Cecil and his friends are already looking far beyond that. That the ballot is provoking wholesome thought on issues of capital importance is .undeniable, and the attacks on it have dwindled significantly into nothing. * *