23 JANUARY 1932

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Ourselves and the Argentine

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The personal interest the Prince of 'Wales has developed in the Argentine Republic may prove of material value to both countries, for both will unques- tionably benefit by the...

Co-operators and Income Tax

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Half the difference of opinion about whether Co-operative Societies should pay income tax is . due to the confusion caused by the co-operatorS' habit Of describing, as dividend,...

News of the Week

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T HE Lausanne Conference has been postponed at the eleventh hour, and no one knows whether it will be held at all, and, if so, when. The United States has told France plainly...

Bankrupt Cities A well-known An leriean writer once produced a

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notable book on The Shame of the Cities. That was a study of municipal corruption, and it is not suggested that corrup- tion is the cause of the present straits of cities like...

BUITORIAL AND PUBLISHING OFFICES 99 Gower Street, London, : w.c. 1.,,A

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Subscription to the SEEcrAron costs Thirty Shillings per annum, - including postage, to any part of the world. The SPECTATOR is iegistered - aS a Newspaper. The Postage on this...

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Timber from Russia The discussion on the importation of Russian

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timber at prices said to be so low as to drive Canadian and other Empire timber out of the market has several aspects, which are better kept separate, for some of the arguments...

Labour's Fissures

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There was little of the " will ye no' come back again" air about the references to the Prime Minister and Lord Snowden at the various Labour meetings of last week-end, and it is...

M. Briand Departs

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Though the manner of his going did not in every way become him, the disappearance of M. Briand from the French Cabinet is an incident of historical importance. That it marks the...

More People at Work

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It is good to know, from a Ministry of Labour report, that in the last quarter of 1931 some 225,000 unemployed persons found work. About 90,000 others ceased under the new rules...

A Great Churchman

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Dr. Charles Gore, who died on Sunday at the age of seventy-eight, will be widely mourned. From his youth up he was prominent and influential in the High Church party. But his...

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The approaching completion of the gallery which the Dublin Corporation

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is having built to contain the city's collection of modem pictures will bring once more before the public the question of the thirty-nine Lane Bequest pictures at present...

Canada and Hollywood It is good news that the Canadian

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Board of Film Censors is laying emphasis on the importance of the increased exhibition of British films in Canada. The hard facts of geography put Canadian audiences, Canadian...

Reparations Repercussions The League of Nations Economic Committee has so

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often spoken wisdom to the world, and the world has so often preferred the way of folly, that there is not very much to be hoped from the Committee's latest declaration, in...

The Springboks The South African tour ended triumphantly at hlurrayfield

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last Satlirday. When the team first arrived, with a pack averaging six feet in height and fourteen and a half stone in weight, they had an air of the in- vincible which their...

The Admiralty's Film Profits

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When the British Admiralty arranges to place ships and personnel at the disposal of a cinema company for the manufacture of a film, the Lords Commissioners taking fifteen per...

The Judges' Salaries There is a great deal to be

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said for the protest of the High Court Judges :against the compulsory reduc- tion, by an Order in Council under the Economy Act, of their by no means excessive salaries from...

Next Week's " Spectator "

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The Spectator hopes to publish next week, inter alia, a study by Mr. W. B. Yeats of the political situation in Ireland in the last ten years and an article by Mr. Philip...

Bank Rate 6 per cent., changed from 41 per cent.

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on September 21st, 1931. War Loan (5 per cent.) was on Wednesday 98/ ; on Wednesday week, 981 ; a year ago, 103g . Funding Loan (4 per cent.) was on Wednesday 861 ; on Wednesday...

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The New National Service

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rimiE PRINCE OF WALES, whose coat of arms -I- bears the legend Ich Dien, I Serve—no man could have a better right to it—will issue at the Albert Hall on Thursday a new call to...

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N a chance conversation the other day a man asked me to explain the word " Jamboree," and other apparently idiotic terms used in Scout language ; and I answered " Take any...

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Studies in Sanctity

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[We propose to publish during the next few weeks a series of studies of saintly characters who have in different ages and different. manners exercised a - tranfortning influence...

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Ireland: The Re-Creators

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BY E. CE. SOMER VILLE. I RELAND, with her weather, her manners, and her people, has been classified, defined, and card , Indexed with determined tidiness, conviction, and—it...

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t IHE Shwe Dagon Pagoda dominates Rangoon. It -I- would dominate most places. It is taller than St. Paul's Cathedral and covered from top to bottom with pure gold. It is visible...

Vachel Lindsay

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Br STEPHEN GRAHAM. T HE poet in a sad era died of heart failure. He lived by singing and sang ever louder as the clouds grew darker. The greatest American poet of this age died...

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Poetry Gold

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A DOMESTIC DIALOGUE " Au. gold is fled," I hear you say, From this poor realm of ours to-day Rapacious men from foreign lands With systematic sinuous hands Have borne it off...

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A Spectator's Notebook

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T ORD ROWTON, when I used to see him in his later -1-4 years, would quote sentences from Disraeli's table- talk. One of these was that the real trouble about demo- cratic...

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The French Exhibition IN my previous article I arrived at the close of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the French Revolution. The greatest age of French painting...

The Theatre

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fl Two Olivers"; A play in three acts by Georg Kaiser. Translated into English by David Joseph. At the Gate Theatre. TT is;sornething of a paradox, and perhaps a misfortune,...

A Hundred Years Ago

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THE "SPECTATOR," JANUARY 21ST, 1832. Tac METROPOLIS. A numerous meeting of the proprietors of Coffeehouses was held on Tuesday, at Marshall's Coffeehouse, in the Strand, to...

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Stories of the abnormal number of rats come from all parts of the country ; and there are particular places much in need of a pied piper. This sudden multiplication, though it...

Country Life

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HISTORIC THAMES. That useful and charming form of literature, invented by the Council for the Preservation of Rural England, con- sisting of a sort of historico-aesthetic...

The point on which the nation itself must come to

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a decision is the method of compensation. Beauty is value ; for some people will give immense sums for the right to spoil it. The private owner who sees his acres acquiring...

Escapes," now a technical word for escaped captives, are much

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commoner than is generally realized. In the annual records of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society (pro- cured from the Hon. Secretary, 31 Surrey Street, Norwich) are...

Once or twice, at any rate, quail have been released

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in this country, but the quail that have been recorded are proper migrants. Years ago they were common enough. They were, for example, shot in several successive years by a...

That deficiency is now being made good at great speed.

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The work is rather more laborious and costly than some expected, for the native chalk (which comes within an inch or two of the surface) needs considerable reinforcement ; but...


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The evolution of Whipsnade into the Zoo of the future moves apace. When some of us first visited the place many years ago, before it was so much as fenced, what most struck the...

The dangers to the Thames-by-London are great. Even such famous

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spots as Runelagh have no assurance of being left to the control of a mere private society. Syon House and Park are a threatened gem ; the Garden House, the Georgian boathouse,...

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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,--Your footnote to my letter in last week's issue leaves me still enquiring. If I have miscalled the Spectator I apologise. The tone of...

To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] S111,—Desperate efforts are being

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made by the Protectionist caucus in the House of Commons to induce the Government to turn their National emergency mandate into an instrument to give effect to the Tory clamour...

Letters to the Editor

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[In view of the length of many of the letters which we receive, we would remind correspondents that we often cannot give space for long letters and that short ones are generally...


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SPECTATOR.] SIR,—I enclose a letter written to me by a friend from the rebel area. It gives a first-hand account of the sort of thing that has been going on recently in Burma. I...

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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,- -Lady Simon disagrees with the statement in the article in your issue of January 16th, that a majority of the members of the Royal...

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sm,—The Report of the

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Licensing Commission suggests that the hotel industry has been cramped by being treated on the fa - ne basis as public houses ; also that the insecurity of the necessary licence...


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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sia,—The deadlock between the British and French Govern- ments on the subject of national security continues, not- withstanding the fact that...

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[To the Editor of the SeEcr4vron.] - -Will you allow me a moment to see if I can dry a few of the tears that flow from my friend Mr. Forster's cheeks over Cowper's grave ?...


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- [To the Editor of the Sisi.crAion.] Sm,—May I raise a protest against what seems to me your undue partiality to the Teachers in the matter of the cuts in their salaries which...


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[To the Editor of the SimurAron.] Sin,—I hesitate to break a lance with one whom I honour, and particularly on the subject of birth control, which dislike discussing in public,...


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[To the Editor of the Sews-A.1mq Sin,- Mr. Arthur Waugh writes so kindly of my article that I am loth to frame a controversial reply. I have not a word to say against " Blayds...


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[To the Editor of the Seel•suTosi.i Sin,—There has been much disquiet of tate amonga intelligent listeners in regard to the governance and certain trends of policy of the B.B.C....

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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—In the Spectator of January 10th " Autolycus" misstates the case as a proposition that one State department must not " commit " itself on...


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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sin, —The article on ski-ing- in Scotland which recently appeared in these pages, and the " Holiday in the Empire " campaign which is being...


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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—I recently had occasion to send a wireless, message to a friend who was crossing the Bay of Biscay during a grent gale, it concluded with...


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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIRS Dr. Harry Roberts in his recent letter on the cause of cancer quotes the experience table of an American insurance company indicating...


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[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,--I was very glad to read Mr. Wrinch's letter in your current issue uphOlding the arguments in Colonel Hutehison's letter of January 9th....


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[To the Editor of the Sem-Tame.] • Sin,—I am glad to be assured by your correspondent, Vous " in your issue of January 0th, that he does not really think what in his first...

The Bryrimawr Appeal List --

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Total acknowledged in the Spectator of January 16th was £1,350 3s. 2d. £ s. d. Mrs. Kenneth Wood, Mrs, Miss Kate Newton 25 0 0 Douglas Phelps, W. H.Bathen. Mrs. 0. H. Chanties...

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"Spectator ," Competitions

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RULES AND CONDITIONS Entries must be typed or very clearly written on one side of the paper only The name and addre,, or ,pseudonyn, of the competitor must be on each entry and...

CHRISTMAS COMPETITION THE Editor of the Spectator offers a first

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prize of CIO cos. and a second prize of £5 5s. for a short story of not more than 1,5oo words, written in English. Entries should be typed or legibly written - on one side of...

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Dryden 's Plays

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Dryden, the Dramatic Works. Edited by Montague Summers. Vols. I and 11. (Nonesuch Press. £2 Its. ed.) DnyoEs has always been held in great respect by all who love literature,...

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BE READY ON JANUARY bra. One Shilling (or 25 cents) for each copy should be enclosed with instructions, and addressed to INDEX DEPT., THE " SPECTATOR," LTD., 99 GOWER , STREET,...

Men and Monkeys

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The Sodas Life of Monkeys and Apes. By S. Zuckennen. (Kegan Paul. 15e.) Up from the Ape. By E. A. Heaton. (Allen and Unwin. 25s. ) OUTSIDE Tennessee it is now fairly generally...

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" Old Cole "

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THE Rev. William Cole, a Cambridge don of the eighteenth century, was not a man to talk about his soul. In true English fashion he inclined to suspect the sincerity of those who...

Divided Labour

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Labour's Future at Stake. By Clifford Allen. (Allen and Lrnwin. ls. and 2s. 6d.) Ala. CLIFFORD ALLEN, one of the New Year peers, writes as one who has endeavoured...

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The Future of the Gold Standard The Gold Standard and

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its Future. By T. E. Gregory, D.Sc.. (Methuen. 38. 6d.) WHILE many are preaching the funeral sermon of the Golden Calf, here we have two distinguished authorities assuring us...

The Facts of Fiction

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The Facts of Fiction. By Norman Collins. (Gollancz. 10s. 6d.) MR. FORD MADOX FORD has already attempted much the same task as Mr. Norman Collins in his much briefer The English...

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The Country of the Orinoco. By Lady Dorothy Mille. (Hutchinson. 15s.) THE position of the returned traveller is nowadays a delicate one. There was a tine when he had only to put...

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Symbol and Character Mister. By F. C. Boden. (Dent. 6s.) THE two German novelists on our list, while they are fond - occasionally of projecting their characters as shadows...

In our issue of January 9th, the price of Mr.

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W. Branch Johnson's The Age of Arsenic (Chapman and Hall) was incorrectly given as 15s. It is published - at '12s. ad., and not as stated.

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Current Literature

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THE COMING OF COMMUNITY By W. T. Symons Tr anyone wishes to know about the Social Credit Move- ment associated with the name of Major Douglas (The Corning of Community, by W....


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Basil Blackwell Volumes IV, V, VI and VII of the monumental edition of Edmund Spenser's work have recently been issued by the Shakespeare Head Press and . Mr.. Basil .Blackwell....


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The current number of The Criterion (edited by T. Faber, 7s. Cid.) contains an interesting study of Friedrich von Hiigel by Miss Evelyn - Underhill, in which she : considers...

SAINT MICHAEL'S CHILDREN. By Martin Beliehn- Sehwartzbach. Translated by Jane

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Lymburn. (Harrap. 7s. 6d.)—It is strange that many .writers have not made stories about the adventures of the children who followed the Pied Piper from Hamelyn, and a pity that...


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A political revelation of no small interest is made by is Edgar Dugdale from Lord Balfour's papers in the Quarterly Review for January. It relates to " The Wyndham-frfac-...

New Novels

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RHYMER'S WAKE. By Mary MacCarvill. With Frontis- piece by John Keating. (Murray. 5s.)—The wanderings of Peter the Rhymer, who made the songs of the people and sang them at Irish...

Tom CREAGAN. By Dermot Barry. (Hamish Hamilton. 5s.)—This first novel,

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though slight and tentative in treatment, shows that younger Irish writers are in in- creasing revolt against the idea of violence. Tom Creagan, a student, is swept by generous...

A WHIP FOR THE WOMAN. By Ralph Straus. (Chapman and

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Hall. 75. 6d.)—In his story of the making of a book, Mr. Straus tells us what happens " in the novelist's attic, the publisher's palace and the reviewer's semi- detached villa,"...

97 o- • ' — By Professor Frandescci Beige - kr It

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cannot be said that Prof. Franceteo -Berger'S bodk, " 97" (Purnell, 3s. 6d.), will delight his contemporaries, because he has none ; but it will sive an hour's pleashre and...

THE FLOATING ADMIRAL. By Certain Members of the Detection Club.

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(Hodder and Stoughton. -7s. 6d.)— Here is a book for the connoisseur of detective fiction. It has an introduction by Miss Dorothy Sayers, a prologue by Mr. G. K. Chesterton, and...

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The Modern Home

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[ life shall be pleased to reply to any enquiries arising from the articles we publish on the Modern flame page. Inquiries should be addressed to the Editor, The SPECTATOR, 99...

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Finance—Public & Private

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- The First Bank Meeting TEE favourable impression which was created by the maintenance of the dividend declared by Barclays Bank and the subsequent soundness of the...

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In another column I deal with the excellent speech delivered by Mr. F. C. Goodenough at the annual meeting of Barclays Bank, Ltd. It is impossible, however, to let the present...


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At the annual meeting of the National Building Society held last week, the Chairman, Mr. George Elkington, after referring to the anxieties attending both the crisis in this...

Financial Notes

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A MODERATE REACTION. • * * • Amionati during the past few days there has been sonic reaction in securities, owing to uncertainty with regard to the Lausanne Conference, the...


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It will be noted that the Chairmen of most of our Shipping companies are not unnaturally disposed to take a cautious view of the outlook. There are certain directions at home...

The Lausanne Conference

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it 4 impossible not to be impressed with the extent to which, ever since the War, the process of financial recuperation has been hindered in almost every country by the deadly...

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Great liquidity is once again the outstanding feature of the annual report and balance - sheet of Baring Brothers & COm- pany. Acceptances. as a result of trade depression, have...