24 JULY 1936

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I T is not di ffi cult to find causes for the military revolt which broke out in- Spain and Morocco over the week- end : but undoubtedly its most immediate occasion was the...

The New Straits Convention The signature at Montreux last Monday

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evening of a Straits Convention to replace the Lausanne Agreement of 1923 must be hailed, in these days of small results, as a notable event. It was the first international con-...

The Private Manufacture: of Arms More than usual interest will

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be taken in the fate of the Bill which passed the French Chamber by a large majority at the end of last week for: the nationalisation of the French armament industry. • The...

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Defence and Policy In the House of Commons on Monday,

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Sir Thomas Inskip, Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence, gave much interesting information on the progress of our rearmament programme. Existing munitions factories were...

Unemployment Assistance The Government is well on its way to

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carrying through the new Unemployment Assistance Regulations. Opening the debate in the House on Tuesday, Mr. Ernest Brown, the Minister of Labour, rightly emphasised that the...

The Iron and Steel Industry The conscientiousness of the Government

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in applying the Means Test sometimes contrasts strangely- with its generosity in granting subsidies and measures- of protec- tion. The iron and steel industry has, among other...

Mr. Roosevelt's . Foes When Mr. Lemke of North Dakota was

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nominated as presidential candidate of the new inflationist Union Party, it was assumed that he would have the definite support of Father Coughlin. But the radio priest has now...

Far Eastern Prospects The news from the Far East leaves

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as usual much room for speculation. In China the danger of civil war on a large scale between Nanking and Canton, which existed a fortnight ago, seems to have been averted for...

The Danzig Constitution Herr Greiser, the President of the .

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Danzig Senate, allowed exactly a fortnight to elapse after his demonstra- tion at Geneva before carrying out his threat. On July 18th the Danzig Government: promulgated new "...

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Health Centres

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Sir Farquhar Buzzard, the new Physician-in-Ordinary to the King, on Tuesday gave to the British Medical Association at Oxford a presidential address of more than ordinary...

Mr. Churchill delivered one of his oblique attacks on the

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Government which fell very flat. There is no doubt that he is very genuinely alarmed at the condition of our defences, that he has a wealth of expert knowledge at his disposal...

The Minister for Co-ordinating Defence was not at his best

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in the debates on the Supplementary Estimates for Defence on Monday afternoon. What the House required was a detailed and dispassionate survey of the work of the departments and...

Of the Opposition contributions I thought that of Mr. Graham

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White easily the best. Speaking without a note and with deep knowledge of the practical workings of the Means Test, he made an attack on the regulations all the more effective...

The Week in Parliament Our Parliamentary Correspondent writes :--Mr. Ernest

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Brown's speech in introducing the Unemployment Regulations was a remarkable feat of physical endurance. For nearly two hours he battled with interruptions as noisy and bitter as...

The German Church Dispute The past week has once more

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demonstrated the vitality and independence of the Evangelical Church in Germany. Herr Hitler may well envy his fellow-dictators the ease with which they have disposed of the...

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T O seek peace and ensue it is the basic principle of British foreign policy. Any tendency which this fact may engender towards national self-applause or gestures of moral...

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A NUTRITION POLICY IN recent issues we have frequently drawn

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attention to the problem of nutrition ; and the results of enquiries by scientists, such as Sir John Orr, by Medical Officers of Health, such as Dr. M'Gonigle, and a recent...

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* * * There can be no doubt at all of the most significant utterance in Parliament this week. It was the Chancellor of the Exchequer's acknowledgement that there is no reason to...

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By A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT . [This is the first of a short series, of articles by a Special Correspondent who has recently visited Italy on behalf of THE SPECTATOR. Next week's...

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By LORD EUSTACE PERCY [This is the frst of a short series of articles by writers of varying points of view. Next week's contribution will be by Mr. A. L. Rowse.} W HEN a man is...

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By THE RT. HON. GEORGE LANSBURY, M.P. E AST London is one of the most interesting parts of our great metropolis. It stretches right away from Aldgate to West Ham, and from the...

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By S. L. BENSUSAN I F events, foreseen or unforeseen, should compel this country to mobilise the resources of our farms, the task would find us almost unprepared. English soil...

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By LEWIS EINSTEIN' T HE stranger who wishes to study conditions in Czechoslovakia may be bewildered when he tries to draw inferences from the contradictory statements he will...

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By PETER FLEMING A T the -dawn flight there were fewer mosquitoes than there had been the evening before, and also fewer duck. Without much reluctance we squelched back to the...

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By M. L. WOODWARD L AST week a sea-gull settled on Edgbaston cricket ground while the players were sheltering in the pavilion ; a topsy-turvy, dream-like version of Noah's Ark...

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Commonwealth and Foreign By BASIL BUNTING THE Communist post-master of Orotava was not too pleased with the election : the Centre looked like winning. He had on his desk two...

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Russian Ballet at Covent Garden

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STAGE AND SCREEN The Ballet Tins week's space is devoted to the dancers themselves. First a word about the principals other than Danilova and Baronova, of whom I have written...

"The Petrified Forest." At the Tivoli

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The Cinema " DRAMATISE, dramatise." Those were the words which used to ring in James's ear whenever some anecdote at a dinner table touched his creative brain, but how seldom...

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azanne and His Contemporaries TILE tracing of influences, a favourite pursuit of modern artzhistorians, never provides the explanation of any artistic phenomenon. To say that...

- Zeltlager

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[Von einem deutschen Korrespondenten] DIE Ferienzeit der deutschen Jugend steht im Zeichen des frischfrolilichen SOldatenspiels. In Arbeitslagern and Zelt- lagern irerbringen...

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Empire Farms Within the circle of the Empire I have seen no system of small-holdings that appealed more to the eye—and the reason—than the " group settlements " of Western...

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[To the Editor of Tax SPECTATOR.] Sm,—Mr. Blumberg's wise contribution

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in your issue of July 17th might well be heeded by a weak-kneed Administra- tion, a bewildered Democracy seeking leadership, and a Press that has for too long disregarded the...


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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 "...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Many correspondents have expressed their views in your columns on the above question : some for, some against such preparation. If only we...

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—My article " The

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Arab and Zionist Policy " in your last issue reached you in the last minute before going to Press, and a considerable amputation was necessary to make it fit into the available...


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[To the Editor of Tun SPECrvron.] SIR,—Your contributor, Mr. Walter Greenwood, in his article " On the Dole," gives an instance of a typical family in Glasgow consisting of an...

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.]

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Sin,—Mr. Ashbee, in your issue of July 17th, gives quotations from a letter he has received from Palestine, which purports to give the view of some British Civil Servants there...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sin,—Not even journalists can

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be omniscient, as, being one, I know. In an article on• the Civil List last week—which, if I may say so, weakened a good cause • by contemptuous reference to persons obviously...

SIR,—I think " Sejanus " meant to be friendly in

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his comment on the great Albert Hall meeting ; but on two points he laid himself open to misunderstanding. What did he mean by ." American mechanism " and why did he think that...

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,110* differenili the same

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words sound to' different ears. In your 'correspondent'snecount of the Oxford Group meeting at the Albeit Hall, he_states, " not a definite word. as . spoken." And yet the...


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Sin,—In the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon, July 16th, Sir John Simon said : " I ascertained from the Lord Chief Justice that he and the other Judges sitting in .the...


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Snt,—I have read your leading article " The Civil List with much melancholy enjoyment. The general attitude towards art and the artist is so succinctly summarised. Herein lies...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—If Mr. Herbert Tresidder quotes Dr. Johnson's saying about Determinism as applicable to Dictatorship he should quote him accurately. ,...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] . SIR, —I am a bold man, and I want to make a point in deferke of the Government : a point which is, I think, of importance, and one which has...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sra,—In his kindly review of our book Mr. S. K. Ratcliffe finds but a single fault, and this in the idea that Colonel Olcott was the " dupe "...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sia,—While the Governments of the world are proclaiming their readiness to cultivate goodwill and mutual under- standing, they are each at the...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Since the People's Front has become a subject of considerable controversy in the Press, I should like to refer to a letter in your issue...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—I deeply regret that by a slip that, I hope, shocked ' your readers,.. I made Sherman instead of Sheridan the pursuer of. Lee before...


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SPECTATOR.] Sm,—We should be grateful if you would allow us to make an appeal in your columns for the London Poor Clergy Holiday Fund. This Fund, which was started by...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—May I add a postscript to my articles on India, which ended in last week's issue ? • I was able to write very little concerning the...


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STANLEY BALDWIN STANLEY is a bluff man, A ready, but never rough man, A -light your pipe and puff- inati ; British to the core. Stanley is a strong man, A not afraid to be...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—At this time of the year the thoughts of many turn to plans for holidays in the country or by the sea. May I ask such fortunate readers to...

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From Mutiny to Mormonism BOOKS OF THE DAY

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By V. S. PRITCHETT THE story of the Bounty ' mutiny is a good one and has attracted many writers. So has the sequel in which a party of the mutineers colonised the austere lava...

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Short Cuts to Self Knowledge

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Meet Yourself. By Prince Leopold Loewenstein and William Gerhardi. (Faber. 6s.) WIIOLES seem to be of two sorts ; there are those which are the sum of their pasts and those...

Africa Speaks

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TRADE, it used to be said, follows the flag, but the flag has sometimes followed the portable altar, and our greatness as a colonising nation can be partly if not wholly...

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Aspects' bf Unemployment

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Seasonal Variations in Employment. By C. T. Saunders. (Longmans. 15s.) The State and the Standard or Living. By Gertrude Williams. (P. S. King. 9s.) Justice in a Depressed Area....

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The Poems of Sir William Watson. 1878-1935. (Harrap. 7s. 6d.)

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The Volunteer Laureate SEVERAL collective publications of Sir William Watson's poems have appeared ; the latest of them (as a preliminary note informs us) contains the writer's...

The Invention of Ships

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Freak Ships. By Stanley Rogers. (John Lane. 8s. 6d.) The History of American Sailing Ships. By Howard I. Chappelle. (Putnam. 30s.) WHEN will the generation of authors learn and...

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Bluestocking Revels

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SYDNEY OWENSON, Lady Morgan, died with the reverberation of the Indian Mutiny in her ears. She was born in the year of the American Declaration of Independence, grew up to the...

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An Artist in the Bog

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The Gentle Savage. By Richard Wyndham. (Cassell. 12s. ad.) THE Bahr-el-Ghazal, commonly called " The Bog," no longer exists as a province. Its administrative problems were too...

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Archaic Greek Sculpture

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Tins magnificent book coinei'lvrilli the shadow 'ofdeath on it. Humfry Payne died this spring, a young man who had already achieved much and would certainly have achieved very...

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IN their fresh and wholly admirable account of the earlier a the two risings in favour of the exiled' house of - Stuart, Alistaii and Henrietta Tayler quote.the popular ballad...

Collected Obituaries

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This Modern Poetry. By Babette Deutsch. (Faber. 7s. 6d.) SoiuE years ago there was a popular song, which ran " We've danced this dance_before, And now, Babette, - You'ro in my...

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By LOUIS MACNEIOE Farewell Romance. By Gilbert Frankau. (Hutchinson. Ss. 6d.) Standing Room Only. By Walter Greenwood. (Jonathan Cap©. 7s. 6d.) Fifty Roads to Town. By...

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Railway Wages

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Finance THE National Railway Tribunal has now concluded the hearing of the claims of the Railway Unions for resfOla-, tion of the balance of their wage cuts, and at the end of...

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Financial Notes

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FIRM MARKETS. FINANCIAL interests of the City in Spain are of a very limited character, and the revolution in that country, though adding yet another to the many disturbing...

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A Hundred Years Ago

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" THE SPECTATOR," JULY 23RD, 1836. General Everis has encountered a repulse from the Carlists be. fore the renowned fortess of Fontarabia. The General had received information...

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SOLUTION NEXT WEEK The winner of Crossword No. 199 is the Rev. H. C. J. Sidnell, 34 Byrom Street, Todmorden, Lance.

"The Spectator" Crossword No. zoo

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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...