12 JULY 1963

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STRANDS OF VIOLENCE And What Does Mr. Wilson Say? David Watt Barry Goldwater Murray Kenipton The Ould Orange Andrew Boyd The Negro's Pal Herb Greer The Dark Challenge George...

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C OMMUNIST efforts to overthrow demo- cracy in Greece and weaken Greek allegiance to the West are going even bet- ter than the Communists can have ex- pected. Not only are the...

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No. 7046 EsLablished 1828 FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1963

Portrait of the Week-

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A WEEK OF MYSTERY, with the central mystery the next Tory leader. The War of the Tory Succes- sion moved into the open: Mr. Maudling pub- licly proclaimed he was with it, Mr....

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Pol i tical Commentary

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And What Does Mr. Wilson Say ? By DAVID WATT rr o their intricate succession rituals, the Tories 1. can safely be left while we brood a little more on Mr. Wilson's efforts to...

Cash and Culture

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‘C ENTRE FORTY-TWO works,' claims the or- ganisation's second annual report. At least, It is still in existence. Last year it held festivals in six provincial towns. This year,...

Sorting Out Successors

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T HERE is some talk inside the Tory Party of adopting Labour's method of choos- ing a leader by a straightforward ballot of MPs. Yet it should be borne in mind that the...

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The Ould Orange

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ANDREW BOYD writes : The Orangemen, whose processions are held all over Northern Ireland on July 12, hate Irish Nationalism. For generations they've been part of the Unionist...

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Barry Goldwater

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From MURRAY KEMPTON NEW YORK J TUNE found the supporters of Barry M. Gold- water a sect; it seems to have made them the dominant faction in the Republican Party. The Senator...

London's Lead

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ROBIN PEDLEY writes : The London County Council's decision to abolish the one-day examination at eleven- plus is not, in itself, very important. Many local education authorities...

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Second-Class Canadians

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By STEPHEN FAY A MONO the first signs of change in Montreal are the signs themselves. Fervently English institutions ('English' in the sense of English- speaking since a...

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Fair-Weather Fiends Possibly I am the only man in journalism

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who never Played pontoon. with Peter Rachman, or got sloshed with Comrade Philby, or lived in the flat upstairs from Whatsitsname, and I must say this revelation of an empty...

Down with People This is the real enigma of our

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times, and I sus- pect that it colours all our other problems. If our society is sick, the sickness surely springs from a condition in which a few blokes can make a regular...

Expendable It doesn't matter what happens with parking meters, the

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motorist is going to go right on feel- ing hounded, and authority is going to go right ahead hounding him in self-defence. It's a titanic struggle between good and good, and...

The Hot Seat An editor's life is terribly hard. The

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Spectator 'recently sent out a questionnaire to discover readers' views of the paper, and one form came back from Europe this week, blank except for the following scribble on...

A Spectator's Notebook

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I T may be that a week in London has left me diminished and confused, but I think I'm right in remarking how every burning question of the day appears to be fusing into one....

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Burying the Coffin

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By GEOFFREY PARKER T HE great belt of industrial towns which stretches intermittently from the Thames to the Pennine fringes is known to geographers as 'The Coffin,' ostensibly...

Brollied Werewolves

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The silly season covers twelve months per year, if you concentrate on school stories. Teen- age girls at a school in Essex have been ordered by the head to wear rain-hats in wet...

No Orgies in Onich I'm sorry, I can't help returning

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to the security business, because I've just remembered some of the other things people were saying in pubs. Philby is fun, in a mild, remote way, and since politics are real (in...

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The Negro's Pal

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By HERB GREER ALBERT and 1 consumed a lot of coffee to- Agether enjoying the student's privilege of negotiating big problems without having to do much about them. He was a good...

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SIR,--I share . most of the sentiments and beliefs expressed

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by Donald Gordon, and have done since 1945, when.it first became clear that unless the British realised that they roust re-make their national life from the physical and...

Goodbye, England Dr. A. Piney, Correlli Barnett. .S'itsan Gillespie The

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Battle Against Motorists F. G. Large, I. D. 11. S. Old Age ' S. M., John Maddison, Herb Greer Biography Travestied . .laek Fishman The Price of Money Harold Lever, MP The Price...

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SIR,—"CND' has developed a device to let the air out

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of the tyres of cars and caravans which offend him. What about a device to let the air out of him? A well-timed blow on the end of his.supercilious hooter would probably be the...

Sta,—I wonder what Donald Gordon thinks he is going to

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find on his return home to uplift his spirits. His children will be placed in school in a form with those who are not their contemporaries, but one and two years older, who...

Sia,--The stsiry told by Herb Greer is grim and realistic.

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Would anyone . believe there could be malnutrition in England in 1963 where we hive never had it so good? But amongst the elderly it is quite common. It is surprising how the...

OLD AGE Sus,—It is most distasteful to me to quote

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details of my own case and I beg you to believe me that I only do so as a concrete example of how thousands of the elderly now exist in this country. Here, as briefly as...

THE BATTLE AGAINST MOTORISTS SIR.—My reaction to the letter submitted

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by your correspondent who hides behind the pseudonym CND was one of incredulity; I then wondered if it had been concocted in your office in order to start a 'war.' I fully...

SH2,—Mr. John Moss of the National Old People's Welfare Council

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approves of my concern for the aged? That's fine, but I would like to make a candid comment or two on his letter. I did not draw attention to 'weaknesses in the. present...

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THE PRICE OF MONEY SIR,—Nicholas Davenport's timid reader surely has

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hold of the wrong end of the stick. No financial manipulation will be required by Labour to bring about cheaper money. On the contrary, the extrava- gant and fluctuating rateS...


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SIR,—If Lord Boothby really thinks that the Chanak crisis was something quite apart from the fall of the Lloyd George coalition, he must be unique. He can't be serious....


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SIR,-1 always read Mr. Davenport's articles with relish and enlightenment, but on the above subject (June 28) he seems to me to emphasise the impractic- ability of raising the...


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Si,—Now that I have returned from the United 'States 1. would' like to deal . with the Randolph Churchill Mystery or The Case of the Prime Minister's Pyjamas. If I were to take...

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Bolshoi Method By CLIVE BARNES WHEN the Bolshoi first came among us in 1956, we were ravished. To be sure, some of us protested, but such is the way of rape, and unquestion-...


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This Happy Creed By DAVID PRYCE-JONES Private Lives. (Duke of York's.) — The Square. (Hampstead Theatre Club.) THE revival of Private Lives makes it easier to understaid the...

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Home and Away By NEVILE WALLIS THE commercial boom in ad- venturous art has added a hundred new galleries to London in the past decade, and bred as many in the provinces...


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Havana By EDWARD GREENFIELD AT last a new opera with tunes as memorable as any- thing in a Richard Rodgers musical. Our Man in Havana has characters clear-cut enough to let...

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The Dark Challenge BY GEORGE LAMMING M ORE than anyone else the American Negro must have a very intimate understanding of the term, Cold War: that unholy reign of peace where...

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Two Critics

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Herman Melville : His Life and Times. By Lewis Mumford. (Seeker and Warburg, 25s.) MR. MUMFORD'S book was first published in 1929, when the professional critics either ig-...

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Guerilla, Counter Guerilla

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The Art of War. By Sun Tzu. Translated by Samuel B. Griffith with a foreword by B. H. Liddell Hart. (0.U.P., 35s.) People's War People's Army: The Vietcong insurrection manual...

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Axel's Turnkey

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Arthur Symons: A Critical Biography. By Roger Lhombrdaud, (Unicorn Press, 42s.) IN 1933 the British Journal of Medical Psychology included The Case of Arthur Symons' in a series...

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The Great Decision

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Now It Can Be Told. By Leslie R. Groves. (Andre Deutsch, 35s.) IF a tale was worth telling at all, it is worth retelling. Both Lewis Strauss and General Groves watched history...

Church and Character

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Tilts collection of essays and articles by Dom David Knowles has been presented to him by his pupils, friends and colleagues to commemor- ate his retirement from the Regius...

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The Working Eye

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Going Away. By Clancy Sigal. (Cape, 30s.) THE trouble with British journalism is mainly fear. Quite apart from the fear of libels, pro- prietors and their friends, paper...

Chez Sphinx

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The Sphinx and her Circle. By Violet Wyndham. (Deutsch, 21s.) SL ENDER and expensive and not really substantial enough to make up a proper book. Still, this memoir of Ada...

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Company Notes

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By LOTHRUBY I N our last week's issue very satisfactory trad- ing results were reported by A. E. Reed, / the paper and packaging group, with an increase in pre-tax profits at...

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Investment Notes

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By CUSTOS T HE equity share markets are still being re- strained by politics. In Wall Street the boom has been slowed down by the racial crisis: in Throgmorton Street the...

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Consuming Interest

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• The Greeks Have It Right By ELIZABETH DAVID ONCE upon a time there was a female cookery journalist who went to a Delicatessen Exhibition because she didn't really quite know...

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By ALAN BRIEN S IGNS of creeping middle age—physical. The reluctant realisation that all hangovers no longer evaporate like puddles in-the sun with the first warming lunch-time...

The Penal Pound

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By LESLIE ADRIAN I HAVE heard a well- substantiated rumour that the BBC is trying to persuade the Post- master-General to drop the anomalous £1 tax on car radios. Unfor-...