12 NOVEMBER 1965

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Strange Speech Truth and the Archbishop

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THE DUCHESS OF HAMILTON Picasso A. ALM/ Children's Books Wooing in Moscow D EV MORALE

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Strange Speech

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r r HERB is an excellent symbolism in the 1 simple fact that last year's Queen's Speech cost fivepence, and this year's six- pence. Half a dozen items in the 1965 'Ver- sion...

Portrait of the Week— STORIES OF A LEFT-WING REVOLT against

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the con- tents of the Queen's Speech seemed premature: for the new session the Government promised legislation on housing, rating, an early warning system for prices and...


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Friday November 12 1905

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RHODESIA Creeping Sanctions MALCOLM RIM I E R FORD writes: Advertising a UDI has been rather like bring- ing a determined suicide back to normality—or rather a bunch of...


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• P. I. HONEY Wars of Containment One year's subscription to the 'Spectator: t3 15s. (including postage) in the United Kingdom and Eire. By surface mail to any other country:...


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The Mutual Wooing From DEV A is human, idealism here dresses up the will S to power,' Charles de Gaulle wrote in his Memoirs. He was, of course, referring to Roose- velt. It...

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Ben Gurion's Fall MICHAEL SELZER writes from Jerusalem : The Israeli general elections, which took place last week on the forty-eighth anniversary of . the Balfour Declaration,...


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Second Place CHARLES CURRAN, MP, writes : How is the British press standing up to the challenge of television? The challenge dates from 1946. when the BBC began post-war...

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Towards a Minority Government By ALAN WATKINS M ucti of the talk in the lobbies on Tuesday was concerned not with the contents of the Queen's Speech but with the prospects in...

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Truth and the Archbishop

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By THE DUCHESS OF HAMILTON TN an article in the Sunday Times, John Barry "sought to explain 'How Dr. Ramsey shocked Britain with the truth.' But was it 'the truth' that shocked...

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Spectator's Notebook

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NE strangest sight of the new session will ?TI I be to watch the Liberal party smoothing Mr. Wilson's path. I wonder sometimes if they have forgotten Mr. Lloyd George's...

Voting by Proxy `The toll of deaths from the present

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fierce session of Parliament is not yet complete.'— pectator leading article, September 17, 1965. `Mr. Solomons . . . died in Westminster hos- pital. .. . In June he was given...


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Piscator's Blackmail From SARAH GAINHAM BONN B EFORE Erwin Piscator's production of An Oratorium about the Auschwitz trial opened, he said that it must be shown in order that...

No Sleep Till Morn Only a month now till the

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first Test opens at Brisbane on December 10. So far the MCC side has played miles above its station, with Barber the brightest star. He is being compared now with Woolley and...

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Helping Fidel Britain's Cuba policy is becoming increasingly absurd. It

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is supposed to be axiomatic of British foreign policy that we grant recognition to atiy government which is reasonably in control of its - 1 , territory. Our policy is...

Steel and Mr. Foot

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Last week Tribune trailed for this week's issue a piece by Mr. Michael Foot to be called `Steel and the Queen's Speech.' It could be a very short piece because steel is not...


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I have followed the controversy: Is Beowulf Needed? with some concern. 'As between the easy option and the nose-to-the-grindstone school, a steady balance is hard to find,' says...


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Does RAAS Know How to Get It? By COLLINGWOOD AUGUST M ICHAEL DE FREITAS founded the Racial Ad- justment Action Society (RAAS) about nine months ago. But it was the White Paper...

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The Fall of Babylon

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SIR,---I can assure Mr. Alistair Home that I had no intention of patronising him nor do I think that I did so. I thought his device of using the siege of Leningrad as a...


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From: W. Horsfall Carter, Professor Sir Denis Brogan. Dr. J. H. Plumb, John Davenport, Dyfnalit Morgan, Brinley Evans, Frances Kay, Mr. Justice Later. De Gaulle and Europe...

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Fair Play for Arthur!

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SIR,- Congratulations to Penelope Maslin on getting one fact into last week's amusing article ('Long Live King Arthur'). 'There are, naturally,' she says, 'the Welsh-speaking...

The Age of Majority

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SIR,—As the law now stands, people under twenty- one cannot marry without their parents' or the court's consent; they can be made wards of court for a variety of reasons; there...

In Kensington Gardens

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SIR, — Reference 'In Kensington Gardens,' the reply 'They're courtiers' seems not so 'astonishing'—if Mr. Bryan Robertson was among those present that evening at Kensington...

Sit ,--Penelope Maslin deserves to be deported from Wales in

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a coracle for her flippant verdict on the Welsh, their history and their language. There is something to be said, however, for making it solitary confinement at Caernarvon in a...

Before Rome

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SIR, — Dr. Daniel's review of the first volume in my series The History of Human Society, Prehistoric Societies, by Grahame Clark and Stuart Piggott, calls for comment. Firstly...

The Sex War

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the final, triumphant paragraph of her letter (November 5), Claire Rayner writes: 'I am now going to behave in a very "feminine" way, and crow. . . .' One can only hope she is...

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Jacobite By CHARLES REID NOTHER chunk of flotsam is home, dry and rehabilitated. It turns out, as Moses and Aaron did, to be one of the monuments of the 6: century. In the...


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Poor Reward The Reward. (Carlton, 'A' certificate.)—Dear John. (Cinephone, 'X' certificate.)—Loina. (Academy Cinema Club.) C INCE his Bergman days, when his egg-shaped aeni g...

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Tour d'Angleterre W HAT'S to be done about touring ballet in Britain? The position has never been healthy and now shows signs—witness Festival Ballet's near-collapse this...


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A Difference of Opinion Saved. (Royal Court Theatre Club.)—Schweyk in the Second World War. (Nottingham Playhouse.) ' ( `Just Royal Court is in the dog house again. - (`Just...

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BOOKS The Patient Explainer

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By A. ALVAREZ TORN BERGER'S attack on Picasso* has been j given the full treatment of weekend publicity: a spread in a colour supplement, three-quarters of an hour of Sunday...

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Out into the Open

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THIS volume prints (with no changes) two barly Eliot essays—'Ezra Pound: his metric and poetry' and the seminal 'Reflections on Vers Libre,' both of which date from 1917—and...

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Continued from page 6211

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Teutomania From Prophecy to Exorcism : The Premisses of Modern German Literature. By Michael Hamburger. (Longmans, 30s.; paperback, 15s.) SELDOM can a defending counsel have...

Blueprint for George

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The British Economy in 1975. By W. Beckerman and associates. (C.U.P., 80s.) THE secret is out. We all wondered how Mr. George Brown and his staff of economic a' perts could...

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A Covey of Critics

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Seven Modern American Novelists : An Intro- duction. Edited by William Van O'Connor. (Minnesota/O.U.P., 35s.) CRITICS, like other writers, have to be interesting, by which I do...

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Dangerous Shadows

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The Phoenix Generation. By Henry Williamson. (Macdonald, 25s.) Old Lamps for New. By Harold Acton. (Methuen, 30s.) Fruit of the Poppy. By Robert Wilder. (W. H. Allen, 25s.) A...

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Hands Across the Sea By ELAINE MOSS B RITAIN in Europe? Well, if Mr. Heath does have his way, it should comfort him to learn that British publishers are doing their best to...

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From Magic to Murder

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MEDIAEVAL romances hold more magic in their stark rhythms and alliteration than the most skilfully contrived modern fantasy. King Horn (Macmillan, 16s.) is a retelling, by Kevin...

What Next?

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I suPPose it is easier to sell a book which appears to be a beautiful anthology of stories for young children than a book the declared intention of which is to help adults to...

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Wise Guys

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IT is best to sample the vintage wine first. Harry Behn's outstanding Omen of the Birds (Gollancz, 15s.) is about the Etruscans, 'impul- sive, generous, amused, loving this...

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The Blue Nile. By Alan Moorehead. (Hamish Hamilton, 12s. 6d.) Bert Brown of Papua. By Garry Saunders. (Michael Joseph, 30s.) Brunel. By L. T. C. Rolt. (Methuen, 13s. 6d.) The...

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Pooh in Paperback

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Winnie-the-Pooh. The House at Pooh Corner. When We Were Very Young. Now We Are Six. By A. A. Milne. With decorations by E. H. Shepard. (Methuen Paperbacks, 2s. 6d. each.) The...

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Crystal World

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Miscellany Two. Edited by Edward Blishen. (O.U.P., 25s.) Across Five Aprils. By Irene Hunt. (Bodley Head, 16s.) A CHILD'S world is hard, definite, like crystal. To confront...

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Eight on Wild Life

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Boru : Dog of the O'Malley. By J. E. Chipper- field. Illustrated by C. Gifford Ambler. (Hutchinson, 16s.) • The World of Living Things. By R. Tocquet. (Odhams, 16s.) Animal...

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Cats, Jam, Crabs . . .

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. . . I never saw another butterfly. Children's Drawings and Poems from Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. (Neville Spearman, 21s.) Rhyme and Rhythm. Four records to accom-...

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The New Housing Finance By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT T was good to hear from the Prime Minister I that a scheme will come forward 'to streamline and improve the arrangements' for...

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Company Notes

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By • LOTHBURY LO RD NETHERTHORPE, chairman of Fisons, does not anticipate much change in the profits for the current year 1965-66. Pre-tax profits for the year ended June 30,...

Custos is on holiday.

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What's in a Name?

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By LESLIE ADRIAN doubts being aroused that they are used simply as attractive words and not to mislead. In the libel action that Showerings have just lost against Raymond...


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Another Part of the Forest B y STRIX Out of the Blue During the autumn of 1962 a small lump appeared on my neck. It caused me no incon- venience but it did not go away, and...

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Br ALAN BRIEN DESPITE my remarks last week about my hopeless- ness as a public speaker, I long cherished the fantasy that in the hour of our country's need I would emerge as...

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SOLUTION TO CROSSWORD No. 1195 ACROSS.-1 Cylinder. 5 Escudo. 9

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Rickshaw. 10 Prague. 12 Ernie. 13 Ighibiled. 14 Theatre-goers. 18 Moun- taineers. 21 Goldfinch. 23 Alpha. 24 Noodle. 25 Sundered. 26 Duster. 27 Heedless. DOWN.-1 Cortez. 2...


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By PHILIDOR 2 5 6. H. VETTER (Deutsche Schachzeitung, July 1965) BLACK (2 men) WHITE (5 men) WHITE to play and mate in two moves ; solution next week. Solution to No. 255...


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ACROSS 1.Alceste comes to England (I3) 9. Vying with the thistle, t hey take their toll of budding pianists (9) 10. Set at nought (5) 11. How she is styled (5) 12. Like that...