17 NOVEMBER 1961

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Derek Barton

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Don't Outstay Your Income Anthony Hartley 0 Pays de Voltaire! Oliver Stewart Per Ardua Ad . . . ? Brian Inglis First Term and articles and reviews by John Bayley Alan...

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— Portrait of the Week — THE BERLIN SITUATION remained confused. A

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re- ported Soviet proposal for negotiations, said to have been couched in conciliatory terms, found the West undecided whether it had in fact been made, and if so, whether,...

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No. 6960 Established FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1828 1961


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W HEN the Rent Act was found to be operating without obvious hardship, except in a small minority of cases—and there would always be such exceptions even in the best- regulated...

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Forward, Slowly

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S o far, so good. That must be the appropriately cautious verdict on the movement to break the Communist grip on the Electrical Trades Union. The Executive election - clearly...

Waiting by the Wall

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From SARAH GAINHAM B ERNAUERSTRASSE runs along the sector border, and there are an odd set of new facts of life here. About three-quarters of a mile long, the new Wall runs...

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Meshing into Gear

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By JOHN COLE T HE TUC's new economic policy report— which is being held in the files at Congress House as a repository of wisdom, rather than exposed to the vulgar gaze—offers...


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Prehistoric Monsters

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By T. R. M. CREIGHTON S IR ROY WELENSKY'S public appearances last week brought some lines from Meredith's Modern Love irresistibly to mind. With sparkling surface-eyes we ply...

Pre-Christmas Quiz

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Try these round the pre-Christmas fireside. No prizes are offered. 1. How many mithigenios are there in a nobritoluin, and in which country are they a unit of measurement? 2....

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0 Pays de Voltaire!

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By ANTHONY HARTLEY N a book, L'Enracinement, which was written I during the war and intended to suggest how the French State might be reformed after the Liberation, Simone Well...

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Don't Outstay Your Income

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By DEREK BARTON C Hatsrmtis is coming, the goose is getting fat, and perhaps it's worth remembering that this time last year embattled tenants of King's Court, a block of flats...

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John Bull's Schooldays

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First Terni By BRIAN INGLIS W ITH the humane notion of giving us the chance to acclimatise, new boys were invited to arrive a day early. When there were several of them, they...

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Per Ardua Ad . .

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STEWART By OLIVER I NCONSISTENCIES in official statements about the Royal Air Force threaten to turn the recruiting campaign that has been filling adver- tisement space in the...

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Sm,—Monica Furlong and her 'razor-sharp' intelli- gentsia would do well

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to reflect that intercom- munion isn't a matter of inviting people to 'share my chalice.' If it were my chalice, or hers, or an Anglican, Roman or Free Church chalice, the rest...


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Share My Chalice Rev. Hugh Montefiore, Professor G. W. H. Lampe, G. W. R. Thomson The Untruth about Beethoven John Hearne The Reinhart Collection Dr. Armin P. Mose Edible...

SIR,—Referring to the manifesto signed by a num- ber of

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soi-disant theologians relating to inter- communion with Protestant sects and their seeming desire for 'individual baptised Communicant mem- bers of churches not at present in...


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SIR,—It hardly seems possible, but there must be some sort of continuity between the man who wrote In Memory of W. B. Yeats and the smug, Bowdler- ised public figure who reviews...

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R. P. BONINGTON SIR,—I am preparing a biographical and critical

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study of the English painter R. P. Bonington (1808-28), and shall be extremely grateful if you will allow me the courtesy of your columns to in- quire whether any of your...

THE LOST TRIBES OF READING SIR,—Your correspondent Mr. G. H.

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Nicholson might like to know that after reading Monica Furlong's article 'The Lost Tribes of Reading' I sent several copies of it to friends. We all obtained his little booklet...


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SIR,—Readers of Leslie Adrian's 'Consuming Interest' article on mushrooms and toadstools may be interested to know not only of Messrs. Collins's forthcoming book but also of...


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SIR,—How pleasant it was to read Lothbury's very sane criticism of the House. I fear, however, that it will take far more than a charter to correct the shortcomings of that...


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SIR,—The correspondence about Mgr. Knox's trans- lation of Matthew i, 25, does not, as Mr. Currie im- plies, rest on the existence of an Aramaic manuscript, though this is well...

SIR,—Assuming for the purposes of argument that Matthew was in

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fact the author of the gospel as we have it, it is surprising that in this one instance he lapsed into thinking in Hebrew in his use of ews (until) when on all other occasions...


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SIR,—In an article about Fischer Verlag in the Spectator of November 3 you say 'Sigmund Freud and Hugo von Hofmannsthal—both Jews, and both Viennese.' Of Hugo von...


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SIR, —I can't follow in silence any longer Mr. Ray's suitcase saga, in which he describes sad departures of handles from cases made by Revelation and Antler. Last year...


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SIR,—I thank Cyril Ray for drawing attention to the contrast between Mr. Malcolm Muggeridge's review of Sefton Delmer's Trail Sinister in the Observer and Mine in the Sunday...


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SIR,—I have just read the admirable analysis of the Bilhrle Collection by Hugh Graham in your October 6 issue. In it, the author refers to the other great Swiss private...

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IN his preface to the catalogue of the Epstein Exhibition

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at the Tate Gallery Sir John Rothen- stein relates how `for some reason, insuffi- ciently explained,' the young Epstein was 'un- responsive to the life of Paris, which many...

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Midland Bank Executor and Trustee Company Limited HEAD OFFICE: 6 THREADNEEDLE STREET, LONDON, E.C.2 Branches in important centres throughout England, Wales and the Channel...


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A Defence of GRAHAM SUTHERLAND Who is the most distinguished living English artist ? Many competent judges—the art critic DOUGLAS COOPER among them—would give their vote to...

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John Maddox, who looks after our scientific side, is himself

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an atomic physicist and lectured at Manchester. University before joining us. On The Guardian he is given unlimited (well, nearly) scope to follow up promising lines of...

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Mr. Conquest, for one, is prepared to admit.

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It is an outline, with documents, of the whole nastiness, from the immediate results of the Publication of Zhivago in Italy to the recent sen- tencing of Pasternak's friend Olga...

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ticians and cold warriors, but still using him, ambiguously.

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In Moscow, where they think it right and good that a political leader in his eighty-first year should be humiliated and reduced to tears in public, how are they likely to treat...

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MARGHANITA LASKI'S 'study of some secular and religious experiences' bears

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all the outward status signs of a definitive work of scholarship. It has 533 pages exclusive of index, appendices from A to J, an average of at least one footnote per page,...

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situation clear he comes up, rather unexpectedly, with some excellent

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comedy. The jealous painter's antics while he is spying on Cecilia (he is too besotted to understand that most houses have a back door), his frantic efforts to purchase her,...

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It's the Home Service Insurance Man, the friend of the

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family. Through him, ten million families are investing in their own and Britain's future, by their regular payments on industrial life assurance policies. cp.n Issued by The...

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For each product and for each country a satis- factory solution has to be found. In the case of tropical products (tea, cocoa, coffee, tobacco, bananas), this leads straight...

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Company Notes

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IT is a moot point whether the great liners that have now been de- clared obsolete were most like floating hotels or en- tire floating towns; but there is no denying that their...

Selecting the Industrial Few

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I have already recommended a few insurance, brewery, store, food and property shares. It is in the industrial field where selection becomes so difficult. I cannot, for example,...

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Possibly the most irritating thing about all air travel is

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the assumption that you are not supposed to ask questions. But, as in hospital, it is our lives and time they are mucking around with; we are not idiot babies and have a perfect...

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I have a great admiration, personal and pro- fessional, for Sam White, the veteran Paris correspondent of the Evening Standard, as a first-rate newspaperman of the old-fashioned...

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