18 AUGUST 1939, Page 6

A doubled coincidence, trivial though it may be, is perhaps

worth noting. I mentioned three or four months ago in this column that I had been lunching with a friend at a London club and asked him about Roman Dmowski, the Polish Nationalist leader ; he answered that Dmowski was still alive, but no longer active in politics ; on leaving the club I bought an evening paper and read of Dmowski's death. Last Tuesday I lunched at the same club with the same friend, whom I had not seen since the Dmowski con- versation. I asked him about Korfanty, the Polish Nationalist leader who was prominent at the time of Upper Silesian plebiscite ; he answered that Korfanty was still alive, but no longer active in politics. Korfanty died on Wednesday.