30 OCTOBER 1936

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King Carol at Prague The cohesion or otherwise of the

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Little Entente is one of the factors that may some day determine peace or war in Europe. The fabric of the entente is definitely under test. Czechoslovakia is the most exposed...

The Non-Intervention Controversy While Madrid' faces its ordeal the Non-Intervention

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Committee pursues its troubled labours in London. The Russian representative, instructed by a Government whose policy appears to be influenced in one direction by. the Foreign...


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B UT for the memory of such precedents as the repulse of the Russians from the gates of Warsaw in 1920 the fate of Mnrlrid might be regarded as already sealed. And in fact...

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A Set-back for the Rexists M. Degrelle's demonstration in force

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in Brussels on Sunday proved to be a tribute more to the efficiency of M. van 'Iceland's administration than to the power of the Rexists. Not 250,000 Resists, as M. Degrelle had...

A Test for the Front Populaire The Congress of the

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French Radical Party at Biarritz ended on Sunday without destroying the unity of the Popular Front. M. Roche, leader of the Right Wing Radicals, put forward a resolution...

Lord Nuffield and Lord Swinton The essential fact about the

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controversy between Lord Nuffield and the Air Ministry is that it is to all appearance settled, thanks largely to the intervention of the Prime Minister and the Minister for the...

Tranquillity in Palestine The condition of Palestine is now such

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as to encourage the hope that the Royal Commission appointed to investi- gate the execution of the mandate will be in a position to leave for the scene of its labours some time...

Albertan Finance Mr. Aberhart has already given some severe shocks

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to the credit structure of Alberta and the Dominions, and it now appears that he may have to default on payments of principal as well as interest. The Alberta Treasury has only...

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Another question of particular interest, will be the manner in

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which the Labour Party will receive the proposals that the Government have in mind for the extension of voluntary physical training. The speech of Sir Stafford Cripps this week...

Another section, however, believes that since it has proved possible

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to ban political uniforms in other coun- tries, notably in Denmark and Ireland, such a prohibition ought to present no insurmountable obstacle here. They are not disturbed by...

Members generally approve the structural alterations carried out in the

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Recess to enlarge accommodation in the galleries for the general public. It is really an absurdity that with an electorate of over 30 million there has only been room for some...

A Seaman's Charter The Maritime Session of the International Labour

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Office, which ended at Geneva on Saturday, is the first which has ever adopted all of the draft conventions before it. The code established in the six agreements approved will,...

Parliament's Tasks Our Parliamentary Correspondent writes : The 'nest controversial

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question in the new session of Parliament which opens on Tuesday is likely to arise out of the recent disturbances in the East End of London and elsewhere. While the great...

The March from Jarrow Everyone agrees that the condition of

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Jarrow, like that of the depressed areas in general, demands immediate redress ; whether the demand is most wisely presented by the 200 marchers who on November 3rd will present...

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the polls next Tuesday, and unless every omen is fallacious it will elect Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt President for a further four years. Whatever lingering doubts there may be as...

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a letter to The Times this week Sir Abe Bailey I T described the currency agreement between Great Britain, France and the United States as one which " gave Herr Hitler the shock...

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I AM not surprised to see Sir Arthur Salter's broadcast of last Friday on Shipping in Time of War cited by authorities on road transport, who take it as text for an urgent...

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By COUNT WLADIMIR D'ORMESSON PI reply to this article, by Dr. Rudolf Kircher, Editor of the " Frankfurter Zeitung," will . appear in next week's " Spectator."] I S Germany...

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Christianity and Communism By DR. JOSEPH NEEDHAM (Fellow of Caius College. Cambridge) [Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr, of Union Theological Seminary, New York, will write nail week on...

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The following articles appear in a health Sup- plement included

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in this issue : PACE The Common-Sense of Mrs. Smith (Pro- fessor J. C. Drummond) .. 779 Malnutrition Among the Well-to-Do .. 780 Milk—But What Milk ? (Professor G. S. Wilson)...

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HENRI ROLIN By SENATOR But the speech had not necessarily to be published, and it is by no means clear that it. was its author's intention that it should be. It is on Ministers...

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By JOHN SHAND But this remarkable anniversary should be honoured not only by the bellringers but by us all. For it was in England that the art of bellringing was born. Only the...

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BRERETON By GEOFFREY Q UIETLY, but with conviction, lettered France has celebrated this year the cinquantenaire of the Symbolist movement. It is fifty years, not since...

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By DUNCAN WILSON A SEEMINGLY innocent paragraph appeared in the foreign .news sections of the daily Press a short time ago, first jauntily in the pennies, then fashionably un-...

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By ROSE MACAULAY I HAVE just been listening to Mr. Howard Marshall's broadcast account of his spirited interrogations of the Archbishop of York as to " What the Church is For."...

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The Cinema

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La Kermess( Ihrroique is the rarest thing in the cinema, a really adult film. M. Jacques Feyder, who made one of the most memorable of all silent films, Then's( Raquin, has...


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Prometheus Victus NoT rinctus, bound by an outraged god ; but vanquished, beaten by a couple of mortal women, the victim of a menage a trois! No vulture's beak preys upon the...

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Watteau IT is unusual that a single exhibition in London should contain two unknown works of importance by an artist of the first rank. Messrs. Wildenstein are therefore to be...

Farbenhoren und Tonsehen

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[Von einem deutschen Korrespondentenl KAsss man Farben horen ? Kann man Tone schen ? Diese beiden Fragen sind das Kernstllek einer Wissenschaft, die ihr Schopfer, Professor...

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A Coastal Threat One of the best, one of the most characteristic bits of coast in Southern England is in double danger. It may be denied to the public, it may be made ugly. In...

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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...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] 5114—The weekly arrival of

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The Spectator is very welcome for two reasons. I enjoy your able presentment of a case with which I am not in sympathy, and I admire your readiness to publish spirited protests...


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[To the Editor of THE Srr:cr.vr•on.J note that Sir Austen Chamberlain does not assert that Count Sforza's assertions (regarding Sir Austen's reception of the German draft of the...


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[To the Editor of nu: Sri•:cr.rrorc.J Sot,--In your issue of October 23rd Mr. Blyth quotes from a letter which he has received from an " Arab Nationalist friend " the following...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sin,—The " News of the Week," in The Spectator dated June 5th, contained a paragraph headed " The Land Question in Kenya." Perhaps you will...


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author of the article " Politics and Happiness " in your issue of October 23rd which deals with Lord Horder's amusing observations on the task of the politician points out that...

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[To the Editor of THE SeEcraroa.] Sett,—Unless " Janus " is without eyes in either head, his pen has run away with him. — Derelict," he says, is Western Avenue and devastating "...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] S1R,—I have no great confidence that I can bring any comfort to the troubled conscience of Mr. Gedge ; but perhaps I may be allowed to put on...

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A Human Diplomatist BOOKS OF THE DAY

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By WILSON HARRIS SOME diplomatists are human, some not. Lord Howard of Penrith is essentially among the former—perhaps because before he settled down to diplomacy he had (as...

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The British Empire : Its Structure and its Problems. By

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Johannes Stoye. (Join► Lane. 12s. 6d.) A German on the Empire Da. SToYg's book on the British Empire was first published in Germany in the spring of 1935 ; a successful French...

A. E. Housman

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More Poems. By A. E. Housman. (Jonathan Cape. 5s.) A. E. Housman. A Sketch with Indexes of his classical writings. By A. S. F. (low. (Cambridge University Press. 7s. 6d.) More...

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The Testimony of the Jew

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Tun picture drawn by Dr. Theodor Wolff of a little group of " non-Aryan " exiles meeting in a villa by the Mediter r ranean and consoling themselves and one another with...

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The Kaiser and English Relations. By E. F. Benson. (Long-

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Royal Relations manA • 18st) - ' • ••• . MR, E. F. BENSON, who thoroughly knows his way about the 'many volumes of royal correspondence published since the War, has used...

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Keats's Publisher : A Memoir of John Taylor. By Edmund

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Keats's Publisher Blunden. (Cape. 8s. 6d.) . PCBLISHERS are a readily-maligned race—not unnaturally, perhaps, since their business is occupied with about the most sensitive...

Englishwomen in Tokyo

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Japan : Recollections and Impressions. By Grace James. (Allen and Unwin. 10s. 6d.) Living in Tokyo. By Katharine Sansom. Illustrated by Mar. jorie Nishiwaki. (Chatto and Windus....

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Poems. By Stephane Mallarme. Translated by Roger Fry. With commentaries by Charles Mauron. , !•(Chatto and Wihdus. 7s. Od.) IN his excellent introduction to this hook M....

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Animals .

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ton: 5s.) Intervielvirig Animals. By Dr. Bastian Schmid. (Allen atal i'mi in. , 10s. 6d.) Animal Life oU:Yeaterday and Today. By ;T.- Morewooa: Dowsett. (Grayson and Grayson....

The Angrian Cycle

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The Shakespeare Head Bronte. Miscellaneous and unpublished writings of Charlotte and Patrick Branwell Bronte., (Basil Blackwell. 15s.) Tins sumptuous and substantial volume of...

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• • Holy DespOtisin.

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Salvation Dynasty. By Brian Lunn. (Hodge. 12s. .6d.) HAVING watched, more or less keenly, the pro g ress of the Salvation Army since its enliitment, I have read Mr. Lunn's book...

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Dons and Beaks

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Bury Him Darkly. By Henry Wade. (Constable. 7s. (3d.) Man Overboard. By Freeman Wills Crofts. (Crime Club. 7s. tkl.) Where is Barbara Prentice ? By Miles Burton. (Crime Club....

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By PETER BURRA Windless Sky. By Fritz Faulkner. (Hogarth Press. 7s. 6d.) Old Heart Goes on a Journey. By Hans FaIkeda. Translated by Erie Sutton. (Putnam. 7s. 6d.) Antigua,...

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By Lawrence G. Green Secret Africa (Stanley Paul, 18s.) is good honest entertainment of the " believe it or not" type. Mr. Green is quite frankly a journalist in search of good...


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By A. L. Rowse In this booklet (Macmillan, 2s. 6d.) Mr. Rowse seizes joyfully on Mr. J. M. Keynes' recent monumental work, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money,...


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By Samuel Putnam Marguerite of Navarre is an excellent subject for this type of biography, and Mr. Putnam has made quite a good story out of her, which will be enjoyed by those...


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Current Literature Edited by Leonard Russell HERE is a book (Hutchinson, 8s. 6d.) M which everyone whose literary enthusiasms are not incurably inclusive will find much to...

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By Anton Makarenko Road to Life (Stanley Nott, 7s. 6d.) is the story of the Gorki colony of young delinquents about which Eck made his famous film. Anton Makarenko is the...


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By W. H. Reed This informal study of Sir Edward Elgar (Gollanez, 15s.), by the leader of the London Symphony Orchestra who had been for over 30 years not only his constant...

A SHORT HISTORY OF INDIA By Sir Atul ChatterJee and

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W. H. Moreland The historian of India who sets out to write a history of the great sub- continent has no easy task. If he im- poses upon himself the limits of a single volume he...


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By W. Bashyr Pickard Tales written in the Persian or any other. I". manner 7' can only succeed as tours de force — such as Ernest Braniali's Kai Lung stories. Mr. Pickard's "...

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TRAVEL NOTES THE popularity of Winter Sports seems, each year,- to -attract more - ' . visitors to -famous resorts, a fact which probably owes much te the enterprise of travel...

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The National Wealth—Great Rise in Securities

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Finance IN considering the various causes responsible for the present general improvement in the economic position of the country, I doubt if there has been sufficient recog-...

Investment Notes

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IN mentioning, as I do from time to time, certain stocks offering a somewhat better yield than British Government securities, it must be understood that the prompting comes not...

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Financial Notes

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SPECULATIVE ACTIVITY. ALTHOUGH investment activity in the Stock Markets has slackened a little during the past week since more attention has been given to international...

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"The Spectator" Crossword No. 214

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BY ZENO IA 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...

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK The winner of Crossword No. 213 is

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the Rev. Dr. Stevenson, Eildonside, Melrose, Roxburghshire.