18 MAY 1929, Page 3

Exhibitions On Tuesday the Prince of Wales' services were once

more in request, this time to bless an enterprise of which Englishmen—and in particular the lion-hearted men and women of north-east England—may well be proud. The Tyneside Exhibition is in itself a standing refutation of the idea that our trade is languishing from apathy, or that those who have to steer the ship of our heavy industries are dispirited. Whatever leeway remains to be made up by our business men in the psychology of salesmanship, the Empire Marketing Board has set an excellent example in its pavilion, which the Times cor- respondent describes as the "architectural and decorative success of the whole exhibition." The idea of Wembley lives again in the Ibero-American Exhibition at Seville, which was opened with royal pomp on May 9th. Just as there is a quite surprising affinity in the national characters of Great Britain and Spain, so there is nothing in the world so much like the British Commonwealth as the family of nations which are now celebrating their common allegiance and traditions.