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international committee to control the execution of the nonintervention pledges

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has held its fas t meeting in London is satisfactory as far as it goes. No more than that can be %Said yet.. Portugal, the State most directly concerned in the supply of...


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T HE most important event in Spain in the past week is the reconstitution: - of the Government under the leadership of Senor Largo Caballero, the leader of the Left Wing...

The Nazis in Conference The Nazi Congress at Nuremberg may

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have its sensa- tions before it ends, but its keynote was presumably struck in the declaration by Herr Hitler read at the bpening of the Congress - on Wednesday. As was...

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An Independent Syria While Palestine is still in the midst

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of her troubles, the neighbouring mandated territory is about to follow . in Iraq's footsteps on the path of emancipation. The draft Franco-Syrian Treaty initialled in Paris at...

The Labour Split • in America The issue betWeen craft

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unions and industrial 'Unions, familiar in this country,• has come finally to a head in the United States, and the supporters of the industrial union principle (i.e., the...

The Maltese Constitution The proclamation' last week in Malta by

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the new Governor, Sir Charles Bonham-Carter,' of the coming into force of Letters Patent revoking the Constitution and instituting a slightly modified form of Crown 'Colony...

M. Blum's Anxieties The seas through which M. Blum is

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steering his courageous course become more and more troubled. French Com- munism, flushed with recent success, is showing itself more reckless and more consistent than the mild...

The Problem of Palestine The declaration of the Palestine Arab

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leaders, following the breakdown of Nuri Pasha's unofficial attempt at mediation, that the strike would continue until their aims had been achieved, was a challenge to authority...

Common Men and Peace The Peace Conference organised by Lord

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Cecil and M. Pierre Cot, Air Minister in M. Blum's. Cabinet, at Brussels last week was by no means a negligible event, though little attention was paid to it by British daily...

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Trade Unionist Sanity The outstanding feature of the Trade Union

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movement in Great Britain is its essential sanity. That has been evidenced at, the Trades Union Congress in session at Plymouth this week, notably in the emphasis with which the...

The Conversion of Thirty Millions The latest issue of Mr.

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Gandhi's weekly paper Harijan to reach this country contains an important article by Mr. Gandhi himself on the strange proposal that the thirty million members of the Depressed...

Unemployment Decreasing The important fact to bear in mind in

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connexion with the increase in the number of employed persons by 66,000 in August is that the rise in employment comes in a month in which a decline is commonly registered. The...

The Ballot at Bedwas A week ago a strike in

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the whole of the South Wales coalfield was imminent, as a result of the dispute at the Bedwas Colliery and the refusal of its directori to agree to the proposal of a free and...

Road-Racing Dangers The tragedy in the road-race in Ulster on

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Saturday, when no fewer than eight people were killed and nine gravely injured by a competing car which got out of control and dashed into the crowd of spectators lining the...

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T HE assembly in London of ,a committee repre- senting over twenty governments to supervise the execution . of . the . pledgeS of non-intervention in Spain is prima fade...

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THE last charge that could be laid against Sir Josiah Stamp, who delivered the Presidential Address to the British Association on Wednesday, is that he is an academic economist....

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I T is curious how little seems to be known even now about General Franco, the leader of the Spanish rebels. He is, of course, a professional soldier, who has hitherto always...

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H. TRIPP' TENTATIVE efforts are now being made. in Great Passive air' defence, as the Germans call it, to distin- guish it from active defence by military means, developed...

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By PROFESSOR JOSE CASTILLEJO • F OR those who believe in the fecundity of wars, the recent ministerial crisis and the formation of the new Government in Spain is a perfect...

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By S. L. BENSUSAN T HERE was a time—the grandparents of men and women still living could talk about it—when trans- port facilities were practically unknown, when...

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By NEWTON AIKEN W ITH the possible exception of 1916 this year's Presidential campaign—the poll is now less than two months distant—is unlike anything the United States has...

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By J. S. COLLIS S CENE Blackfriars Ring on a Thursday evening. For some time I had meant to look in and see what all-in wrestling was really like. I was prepared to watch...

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By J. K. HORSEFIELD THE recent introduction by Mr. Aberhart of " pros- perity certificates," which depreciate in value unless stamped like insurance cards, seems to indicate...

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By R. K. NARAYAN p ADMA'S husband said, "I shall be back at :;ix. If you are ready by then, we will go to the beach." " I am going to the Royal Theatre. Gandhi is addressing a...

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By E. L. WOODWARD MBE: winter sports of the urban poor as well as the sports of the urbanised rich have begun again. I-find the sport; of the poor more civilised and- more...

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KINGSHIP IN GREECE Commonwealth and Foreign

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By ROBEAT BERNAYS, M.P. THE first impression of a visitor to Greece today is of the value of monarchy as an institution. In King George II the people of Greece do appear to...

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D6jeuners Sur L'Herbe

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[D'un correspondant parisien] PAn,ts nest pas toute la France. Pour ne pas l'oublier, j'aurais voulu profiter des beaux jours pour reprendre coataet avec la province. • A la...

"As You Like It" and "Cover to Cover." At the

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Carlton The Cinema As You Like It is A, respectful film : that is to say ithereis.far more Shakespeare in it than there was in Reinhardt's Dream, and I dare say it is a better...

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Three-Cornered Preservation • In the Lake District, which I visited last week, there is great satisfaction at the salvation—so it is called—of a solid area of 300 square...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR [Correspondents are requested to keep their letters as brief as is teasonably possible. The most suitable length is that of one of our " News of the Week...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR, — It is curious to reflect that little over a hundred years has elapsed since the first Act was passed which made deliberate cruelty to...

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[To the Editor of THE` SPECTATOR.] • have read with interest the brief letter of my friend Mr. Arnold Lunn' in your September 4th issue, and, if you 404.- allow me to do so, I...

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sut,,On returning, after an

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absence of three weeks, from a country that need not be specified and, reading the accumu- lated Spectators, I am disgusted by the attitude of the bulk of the English . Press,...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sni,—In the " News of the Week " regarding the Palestine crisis you say in The Spectator of September 4th : " Signs of sympathy, if not...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] have read Mr. Cullen Young's article on this subject in your issue of August 28th with very great interest. He raises a number of points but I...

,[To the Editor of THE Sus,I can only thank your

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correspondent, Professor Harvey, for so promptly_ (and competently) providing my letter of August 28th with its foil.. , For the rest, he warms himself at his .own fire,if he...

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.]

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Sur,—Your correspondent Professor Harvey's remarks on the conflict in Spain raise such grave issues that I beg to be allowed to make the following observations upon them : (1)...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Rush of .work has delayed my intention of making a gentle protest against a label affixed•to me in a review of my War in Outline,...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—In ordinary circumstances, the continuous move of The Spectator (at a pace which is' rapidly being accelerated) towards the Left, would...


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• [To the Editor of THE Seacrvron.] Snt,—On August 31st we heard during the six - o'clock news on the Radio that there was a midnight rush, as September was Ushered in, for...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—I am engaged upon a biography of A. E. Housman. If any of your readers have letter; to, or from, the poet, or any other information...


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.[To the Editor .of TIIE SPECTATOR.] Sne,—In the August .28th issue of The Spectator, anus remarks that Englishmen always have been sick of. party but never sick enough to...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—May I be permitted to correct an inaccuracy in Mr. Nevinson's review of P. Mairet's memoir concerning Orage ? Orage did not return from...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] . . 7 -Janus' paragraph, headed " Rock for Mr. Lloyd George " greatly interested me, fez I an:: enough to remember the 'sixties, but my...

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[To the Editor of THE Src - rifon.] Sin,—Many an unedifying dispute regarding the dome§tie economy of the cuckoo might have been avoided if certain observers had not claimed...

The Dancers

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THE dancers leap no more upon the stage, The energetic speech of arms is still ; No drums reverberate, no trumpets shrill Their metaphors of man's mercurial rage. Feet shuffle...

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The Last Half Century BOOKS OF THE DAY

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By R. C. K. ENSOR WHEN a veteran journalist of the highest class retires • full of years and hbnours from 'the' exacting life in one of - Fleet Street's watch-towers, where...

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Economists and Society

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Tins is a revealing book. Professor Hutt laments- the antipathy existing between economists and the public, and he hopes to contribute to its removal. He consequently surveys,...

The Freedom of the Press in the Eighteenth Century

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Tins is a notable contribution to a subject of great interest and importance to all historians. Mr. Hanson's researches have been very thorough, and his book throws a great deal...

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The Child Takes Pride of Place

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The Secret of Childhood. By Maria Montessori. (Longman. 7s. 6d.) TuAT a child is an experiment invested with an experiment's right to deVelop along its own lines, that " the...

An Earnest Biography

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Tans is an interesting and curious addition to the modem .mountain of Victorian_ biography. It is interesting both because of its unconscious revelation of a state of feeling...

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L'Abb6 . Logan

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I HAD read many of Mr. Pearsall Smith's essays before, and while I was -skimming this collection, and considering- which I should first read again, I found myself wondering what...

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-.1.r ilia source of perpetual astonishment to me how few

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of the you certai n l,y_won't sell. And what _does that matter ? 7 - 'people who write travel-books 'appear .to enjoy the 'journeya But I own that talkitalk about Prose in...

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Two Tall Travellers

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Unknown Liberia. By Harry J. Creenwall and Roland Wild. (Hutchinson. 18s.) " UNKNOWN LIBERIA "—fortunate indeed for Mr. Greenwall, of the Daily Express, and Mr. Wild, " one of...

Bird People

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A Bird Diary. By Godfrey Mariann. (Dent. 6s.) England's Birds. By W. K. Richmond. (Faber and/Faber. 10s. 6d.) - The Birds of the Firth of Clyde. By S. M. McWilliam. (Witherby....

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Men, Movements, and Myself. By Lord Snell. (Dent. I8s.)

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The Only Labour Peer AT the Michaelmas Fair of 1877 a little lad of twelve, born on Trentside, stood for hire among the labourers in the market-place of Newark. He was taken on...

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By WILLIAM PLOMER None Turn Back. By Storm Jameson. (Caszoll. 7s. 6d.) The Rampaets of Viktue. By Johd Brophy. - 7s. 6d.) . Agaid., One Day. - By Matila C; Ghyka. Tramlated by...

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By Alexander Cowie The name of John Trumbull is now practically unknown except to students of eighteenth century . American literature. , In his day, he was the most popular-...


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Current Literature By Constantia Maxwell - - Dublin enjoyed its heyday in the eighteenth century. It was then that its importance as a European capital was most evident, that...

THE WAR' INiM3XSSINIA: - By Edward Hamilton-

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Me so many,military histOries,:this hOOk•(John He, Unicorn Press, 5s.) has the defeet.of recording the do - f one side with little reference,to tlinie..of the, other .,excati...

A ROYALIST'S NOTEBOOK Edited by Francis Bamford That heio Ts

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land;" Sir John Oglander of Nunwell (1585 7 1655), used to jot;down haphazard in his account books, in microscopic writing, now a laughable tale, a character sketch, a wise...

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Motoring Two New Fourteens THERE is really very little resemblance

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between the two ears I haVe to describe this week, and the tact that - I have put them into one report does not imply that there is any basis of comparison. The price is -...

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. The - Falling Franc . • IT would be rather difficult to say whether • anxiety concerning the crisis in France is more concerned with political or financial 'Consequences....

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Investment Notes

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ARGtNTINE RAILWAY DEBENTURES. FOR those who are prepared to take a certain amount of risk and also to wait for capital appreeiation, attention might, perhaps,- be-given to the...

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Financial Notes

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CHEERFUL MARKETS. Born investment and speculative activity continues to .characterise the Stock Markets; and neither anxiety-with regard to the economic situation in France nor...

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The Spectator" Crossword No. 207

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BY ZENO [A prize of one guinea will be given to the sender of the first correct solution of this week's crossword puzzle to be opened. Envelopes should be marked " Crossword...


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The Winner of Crossword No. 206 is Ronald Woodham, Esq., 38 Clock house Road, Beckenham, Kent.