6 JUNE 1931, Page 2

Talbot House The spirit of Toc H easily survived its

transition to civilian life, and even its ponderous definition, by the editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as " an interdenominational organization for Christian social service." At the moment it is happily more concerned with the excursions of peace than with the alarums of war, among which it came into being. On Saturday the annual Toc 1;1 Festival is being held at the Crystal Palace, where the Prince of Wales, as patron, will unveil a memorial and make a speech. The Spectator takes this opportunity of renewing its good wishes to an institution which so finely embodies the spirit of fellowship and the ideals of Christian service. * *