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O UT of the conflict of reports from the Government and the rebels in Spain little reliable information about the state of the fighting emerges. The fall of San Sebastian has,...

The Harvest of Nuremberg The interest in the Nazi Congress

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at Nuremberg, which ended on Monday, lay as much as in what Herr Hitler did not say as in what he did. He was expected to bring his denunciations of Russia to a climax by...

The Voice of Maine The Republican rejoicing over the Maine

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results is altogether natural, but it will be tempered by a recog- nition of the general facts as presented during the conclud- ing weeks of the Presidential campaign. " As...

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Whitehall and Washington There is little to be said for

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raking up old history for its own sake. But the history of the past may often have profitable lessons to impart to the statesmen of the future. That is certainly the case with...

Germany and the Locarno Powers The prospect of the meeting

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of the five Locarno Powers recedes. The idea of the meeting, it will be recalled, arose out of Herr Hitler's proclamation and action of March 7th. There has, therefore, already...

Johannesburg Jubilee Johannesburg reaches its jubilee this year at a

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period when the high price of gold has carried it to a maximum prosperity ; and the great exhibition opened there on Tuesday by Lord Clarendon, the Governor-General of the...

Next Week at Geneva Great Britain has sent to Geneva

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no proposals for the reform of the League of Nations, but the British delegation, presumably through the mouth of Mr. Eden, will lay its ideas verbally before the Assembly,...

The Little Entente's Cohesion

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The half-yearly conference of the three Little Entente Powers at Bratislava during last week-end was of unusual importance. The three States between them can claim to rank as,...

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Country Schools

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The British Association, in a joint session of its Educa- tion and Agricultural sections, on Tuesday, heard an excellent discussion upon rural education as it might be, and as,...

Anxiety and Disease Lord Horder opened a very interesting discussion

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at Blackpool on Tuesday on the physiological strain caused by modern civilised conditions, and uttered a warning that most middle-class people would do well to hear. " In case...

Better Juvenile Courts A Circular issued by the Home Office

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on the election of panels of magistrates for the juvenile courts draws Special attention to the point of age. Quoting Lord Hewart'S opinion that magistrates for these courts...

New Care for the Blind • Sir Kingsley Wood's announcement

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of the Govern- ment's new policy for the blind contains three chief features. The first is, that the starting age of old age pensions for blind people, which at present is 50,...

Present Boom, Future Slump ?

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Sir William Beveridge told the Economics Section . . of the Association on llionday that, though for various reasons we have a large number of unemployed and are - even now...

Our Most Defensive Force Of all our national defence forces

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the most unequivocally - defensive is the Territorial Army, and none merits more unreservedly the support of every , good citizen. The low ebb to which its recruiting had fallen...

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THE SHADOW OF DESTRUCTION E UROPE today, and this country as

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part of Europe, is living under the dominion of fear. It is not the same fear everywhere. In France there is fear of Germany. In Germany there is fear, genuine or artificially...

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A KEY problem for all popular movements involv- ing large numbers of people is discipline. They are hard to start, but once in motion become hard to stop. To employ their...

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A T the League of Nations Council meeting which opens this week the Spanish chair will be filled by Senor del Vayo, the new Foreign Minister, who moves up to that exalted seat...

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By SIR BERNARD PARES T HE Soviet Government has been well advised to issue so promptly the full verbatim report in English of Ilie recent Moscow trial. Fragmentary reports have...

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By WILSON HARRIS • on paper, and the few who have the capacity are usually more anxious to obliterate their experiences than to advertise them. Prison conditions, consequently,...

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By L. H. 'TRIPP article for export-. • To the first question we may return, I think, a qualified yes. Under National Socialism the working classes of Germany enjoy greater...

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By R. L. REISS C ERTAIN comments on the financial aspect of State Management of the Liquor Trade in the Carlisle, Gretna and Cromarty districts made this week by the Select...

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- remarked of Macaulay, I wish I were as sure of anything as he is of everything." We who live in South Wales understand his mood. Only by listening to those who have never...

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By J. S. COLLIS E DMUND LEVER stood at the corner, as usual, with the group of other out-of-work men in Flint. One member had hung round at that corner for five years, sonic of...

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By E. L. WOODWARD lump, fairly good to fine, the ton." I have seen Singapore. As a returned traveller I wish I could say that I had watched a dragon hunt ; that I had been...

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Commonwealth and Foreign [To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sia,—The . International Settlement in Shanghai possesses two public parks, but one of them, Hongkew, on the...

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The Cinema

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" The Great Ziegfeld." At His Majesty's " It's Love Again." At the Tivoli—" Marchand D'Amour." At Studio One "East Meets West." At the New Gallery The Great Ziegfeld is another...


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"Mademoiselle." By Jacques Deval. Adapted by Audrey and Waveney Carten. At Wyndham's "Laughter in Court." By Hugh Mills. At the Shaftesbury THE French have the ability, which...

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Photography and Its Purpose THE Annual Exhibition of the Royal Photographic Society, now being held (till October 10th) at 35, Russell Square, creates a questioning attitude in...

- Moor im Herbst [Von einem deutschen Korresponclenten] JETZT ist

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es Zeit, durchs Moor . zu wandern, Wenn die gelben und roten Blotter tot auf der bratinen'Ente liegen, wenn die Zugvaget sich zwitschernd zur grosSen Reise nach dein. Siiden...

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Subsistence Production . . . It happens not seldom that the best way of progress is a return to the elemental ; and the best present example of the truth is the endeavour to...

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SIR, —i should like to be allowed to reply very briefly to the points raised by Mr. Trevor Davies. (1) The fact that the Morisco tradition and culture surviving in parts of...


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

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sitc,-On page 275 of

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your issue or August I4th,' you add as footnote to a letter from a correspondent the following words : "The Catholics in Spain are divided. The National Basque Party, for...

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. [To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.]

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SIR,—It is scarcely correct to describe Mr. Aberhart's economic experiment as being not even .a product of Social Credit literature and little. more than pure Gesellism. : It....


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[To the Editor of TIIE SPECTATOR.] Sin,—Permit me, as a convinced Social Creditor, to comment the fair .and well-informed article on " The Alberta Experi- ment " in your...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Priyer Books containing the amended prayer for the King and Royal Family can now be obtained, but it is to be regretted that the...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sin,—Mr. Blumberg's suggestion that Jews can be Free- thinkers or even Christians is surely nonsense. Let him ask the Zionist Organisation what...

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February, 1936

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INFIRM and grey This leaden-hearted day _ Drags its lank hours, wishing itself away. Grey as the skin Of long-imprisoned men The sky, and holds a poisoned thought within :...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—I imagine that disgruntled authors are most unwelcome correspondents, but I really must protest at the misrepresenta= tion of my...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR. ] SIR,—I plead guilty. It was I who wrote " more than one observer is saying . . ." to which " Janus" rightly calls attention. But I plead...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Many people seem to think that the Norwegians are the only people who know how to catch whales. Fifty odd years ago, - when I was making...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sin,—I would like to know if it is correct for the new stamps to have the King's head facing left? - Ihave a recollection that the first design...

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Lord Balfour

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BOOKS OF THE DAY By J. A. SPENDER Wirtx Balfour retired from the leadership of the Unionist Party in November, 1911;' Asquith", speaking the next day at the Lord Mayor's...

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America and the Manchurian Affair

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. _ Of the second of these events we now have an authoritative account, carried as far as March, 1933, from Mr. Henry L. Stimson, Secretary of State in the U.S.A. throughout...

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Education in Russia

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IT is to be doubted whether the pioneers of educational reform in England will find much pleasure in reading this book. They will find that the questions which most agitated...

Scientific Progress and Social Life

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Tim Sir Halley Stewart Trust was founded for " research towards the Christian ideal in social life " ; for the - three years before 1935 the lectures under its auspices dealt...

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Light on Cecil Rhodes ,

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" THE History of the World," says Carlyle, " is the Biography of Great Men " ; and people today, including film-magnates, may " . see in this indestructibility of hero-worship...

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Euthanasia and Other Aspects of Life and Death. By DT. •

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A Doctor at Large Harry . Roberts. (Constable. 7s. 13d.;) . - Da. ROBERTS practises in the East End ; so I suppose his articles in the : weekly , reviews rarely put him " in...

Jefferson Redivivus

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Ms. AGAR is well known on both sides of the Atlantic as an accomplished political critic ; and in his American Presidents, published two years ago, he gave us a book of...

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• - Beyond the Karakoram -

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Unknown Karakoram. By R. C. F. Schomberg. (Hopkinson. 15s.) COLONEL SCHODIBERG knows the routes, used and disused, between Indireand TUrkestahover the - highest parts of...

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. The Troubles_ _

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Death Is So Fair. By Louis Lynch D'Alton. , (Heinemann. 7s. 6d.) THESE two books, one an autobiography, the other a novel, cover the same period, the final stages of the Irish...

Film Technique -

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parallel in the contemporary reconciliations between men of letters and Hollywood. _ The hectic -vitality of American films becomes increasingly infectious, and it is...

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Thomas Mann .

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Stories of Three Decades. By Thomas Mann. Translated by H. T. LoWe-POrter. (Martin Seeker and Warburg. 10s. 6d.) ' ■ To have under one cover all the. shorter stories of Thomas...

DukEcr subsertlogrs who are changing their addresses are asked to

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notify Tun SPECTATOR office BEFORE MIDDAY on MONDAY OF EACH WEEK. The previous address to whkh Thee - Paper has been sent and receipt reference number should be quoted.

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By PETER BURRA • Novel on Yellow Paper. By Stevie Smith. (Cape. -1s. 6c1.). THE artist is always the enemy of his enviiOnmen1, - * is even conventionally accepted as such. It...

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Australia's Progress TfIE latest Budget statement of the CommonWealth Of AuStialia, introduced to the Austialian Pailiarnent last week, is a thoroughly satisfactory , one....

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Investment Notes

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THE CORONATION. I Alit glad to see that at the recent annual meeting of Grosvenor House (Park Lane) the Chairman, Mr. A. 0. Edwards, while speaking in hopeful terms with regard...

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Financial Notes

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A MODERATE 'REACTION. AFTER a long period of almost uninterrupted rises in prices of securities, markets have displayed a somewhat reactionary tendency during the past week....

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A Hundred Years Ago rr TBE SPECTATOR," SEPTEMBER 17TH, 1836.

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The retreat of the Carlist chief GOMEZ before ESPABTERO, and the demolition of the band of marauders commanded by BASILIC) GARCIA, formed the subject of almost every letter...

"The Spectator" Crossword.No. 208

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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 Pu...


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of Crossword No. 207 is W. J. Ellison, 27 Berry- lands, Baynes Park, S.W. 20.