1 MAY 1941, page 16

Country Life

Spring Promise Spring has come on steadily and normally, with none of those sudden leaps which always give the country-mind cause for such gloomy pleasure. " Ah, we shall suffer......

A Radio Suggestion Sir, —the Recent Discussion In The...

in Parliament about some " bans " (afterwards modified) by the B.B.C. on speakers alleged to hold certain unpopular opinions leads me to ask if you will kindly insert this......

Parish-meetings And Councils

Sta,—Your admirable H. E. Bates has done good service by drawing attention to the importance of making the most of parish-councils at this time. I would also make a plea for......

Sick Heart River Sir,—why Does Mr. Graham Greene In His

review of Sick Heart River complain that in John Buchan's view " individuals are of enormous importance " ? When one reads on to fmd his slighting references to such " great men......

In The Garden Many Crops Of Spring Cabbage Have Already

bolted, a total failure. The cause is too early sowing. August 15th is the key-date. Crops raised before that date will almost invariably fail ; September is early enough. There......

Wild Asparagus It Is Not Generally Known, Perhaps, That...

is a wild plant in England or that it belongs botanically, like the onion, to the lily family. It is rather surprising, too, that a plant which in culti- vation gets perhaps......

Good Charities " Sir, —it Was Decided 46 Years Ago In

the Courts (in re Foveaux 1895, 2 Ch. 5ot) and has never been over-ruled, that anti-vivisection societies are " good charities " for the receipt of bequests and for ex- emption......

Silage

It is about a year since I described a new and cheaper silo made of prepared grass-paper, and emphasised how important the making of silage would be. The campaign for silage had......

Planning As Treason Sir,—the Following Is An Extract From A

speech by Lord Harewood, reported in the Yorkshire Post on April 21st : " I submit that any energy that is diverted from the main object of winning the war, in any other......