24 MAY 1945

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The Crisis in Trieste

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The situation created by the threatened conflict between Britain and America on the one hand and Marshal Tito on the other over Trieste and its neighbourhood is, on the whole,...


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S PEAKING at the Labour Party Conference on Wednesday, Mr. Bevin said that what he saw around him convinced him that there was there the material for a strong alternative...

Marshal Stalin's Requirements

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Marshal Stalin's reply to the questions addressed to him by The Times Correspondent in Moscow does not bring us much nearer to a solution of the Polish problem, though it does...

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France and the Levant

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The situation in the Republics of Lebanon and Syria, eased two years ago by the French proclamation of independence, has never been entirely free from tension, occasioned by the...

New Formulae at San Francisco

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The San Francisco Conference has - been gradually feeling its way towards agreement on some of the major questions before it. The most important advance made during the last...

Overseas Publicity

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There was a timely debate in the House of Commons last week when Mr. Lindsay, warmly supported by members on both sides of the House, raised the question of overseas publicity,...

The Future of Burma

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The liberation of the greater part of Burma has made it a matter of urgency that the British Government should declare the steps it proposes to take to restore the pre-war...

A Family Allowance Hitch

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Sir John Anderson fotight a lonely battle in the House of Commons last week on the principle of avoiding duplication in the payment of family allowances, with the sense of the...

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it GENERAL ELECTION in the reasonably near future was a regrettable necessity ; regrettable, because of the uncertainty and instability such an event inevitably causes, at a...

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E XCEPT for the singular suggestion of a referendum on whether the Coalition should continue, the Prime Minister had a great deal the best of it in his exchange of letters with...

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By J. VARGAS EYRE GOOD deal of emphasis is being laid upon the benefits likely A to accrue from a continuation of some measure of State control of British industry now that...

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By J. V. FOX Such restrictions as were imposed before the Revolution arose from a fear on the part of the Government of the political opinions of some of the younger men in...

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By MARC T. GREENE P ITCAIRN'S Island, with its present population of 176 men, women and children of pure or part European blood, is at the moment the most isolated community of...

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By HOWARD CLEWES Rome. received the ovation of his life. The Roman police, artfully and numerously disposed to prevent disturbance, joined in the pande- monium with enthusiasm...

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By HAROLD NICOLSON F ORTIFIED by V.E. day and the Whitsun recess, I have had the courage to perform a duty which I have long evaded and postponed. I have taken stock of my...

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"The Skin of Our Teeth." At the Phoenix.—"The Gay Pavilion."

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At the Piccadilly. THIS play by Thornton Wilder was awarded the Pulitzer prize in America in 1942, and its production in London reveals it as the most important contemporary...

THE CINEMA ALTHOUGH the British film studios are these days

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the more conscious of artistic opportunity, it is still the American industry which is the more likely to throw light upon some pressing world problem and to give moral or...


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WHAT a real celebration of peaCe is this, which enables us to see once more symbols of -the semi-divinity of the human race, after five years of carnage. We can now visit at our...

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SEE over there, my son, above that willow tree, ∎ f That space of sky between those two white clouds, See how its shade is darkening? Look closer, pierce the haze of morning,...


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THE scenery of the little county of Huntingdon, which was once very familiar to me, seemed altered throughout by the large and numerous aerodromes, most concretely built, with...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sia,—Mr. Victor Gollancz begins his recent pamphlet on What Buchen- wald Really Means with the words: " This pamphlet is not, in the main, about the...

Sta,—Please allow me to protest against the confused and dangerous

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conclusions expressed by Mrs. Mavis Tate, M.P. in her article in the Spectator of May 4th. She believes that "there is a deep streak of evil and sadism in the German race " (my...

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sm,--It must be generally agreed that the last peace was gravely pre- judiced by the failure of -the Governments, both of this country and of the U.S.A., to include in their...


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SIR, —At the end of an interview with the wives of Generals Jodl and Keitel a reporter asked, " Why did this war begin and whose was the responsibility? " Frau Jodl and Frau...


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Sm,—It is now about five and twenty years since as an undergraduate medical student I heard a talk from Dr. Crichton-Miller. It is, I think, therefore, unlikely that his letter...

Sm,—The appalling difficulty of re-educating the German nation has hardly

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been realised even by those representatives of the Allies who' are fully alive to the necessity of severe control. Possibly suggestions born of some sixty years touch with...

Snt,--Janus'.timid approach to the possibility of governrpent and opposi- tion

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being represented in our delegation to theeventual peace conference is surprising. The U.S. Alain_gation to San Francisco repsesents both the government' and - the opposition,...

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sn4—In his article on Germans at Oxford, Dr: C. K. Allen ment:ons Prof. C. Brinkinanif of Heidelberg as one of die 'only three' Rhodes Scholart who have followed an...

Sit,—Although we had not contemplated its distribution in.Germany, as your

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Vancouver correspondent suggests, we have, through your courtesy, Sir, reprinted George Seaver's article on Schweitzer, and many of your readers may like to know that copies of...


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Sui,—The Doenitz tactics seem to be succeeding quite well, and this morning's Times and The Spectator provide two examples. First, The Times, whose Copenhagen correspondent...

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RECONCILIATION THROUGH SCHWEITZ I R Sm,—No doubt the suggestion made by Mr. F. W. Maccand -find attitude towards the Germans of both Schweitzer and ,Niemolleri If The two fine...


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Sns,—As one of the voluntary relief organisations at work in France and elsewhere, we find there is a very real desire in this country to make some personal sacrifice for the...

Snt,—Many people will have read Dr. Crichton-Miller's letter under the

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heading " The Intruding Father " with interest, for his professional qualifications and long experience entitles him to speak with authority on any matter connected with child...


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Stit,—In your issue dated 'February 23, Mr. Tangye reviews "A Dictionary of R.A.F. Slang," by Eric Partridge. , I have not seen this book, but I cannot think that either Mr....

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Great Epics From Virgil to Milton. By C. M. Bowra. (Macmillan. 15s.) THE Warden'of Wadham sets an example which one would like to see followed in schools of literature at...

Luther and Hitler

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THIS little book, which is a " Win the Peace " pamphlet, is inspired by two excellent convictions—that we can build no stable world order unless we face the facts, and that...

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Results of a Conference

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Security in the Pacific. A Preliminary Report of the Ninth Conference of the Institute of Pacific Relations, 1945. (International Secretariat, New York, U.S.A. $3.) " You can...

Are You Allergic to People ?

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Release From Nervous Tension. By David Harold Fink. (Allen and Unwin. 8s. 6d.) . DR. FINK is a neuro-psychiatrist, practising in the United States. He has a professional record...

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Shorter Notices

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The Social Servant in the Making. By Elizabeth Macadam. (Alien and Unwin. 6s.) "AFTER the war there will return to civil life men and women who have had unusual opportunities...


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The Night is Ending. By James Ronald. (Hodder and Stoughton. 9s. 6d.) I Will Be Good. By Hester W.' Chapman. (Martin Seeker and Warburg. 10s. 6d.) WHEN that old dispute about...

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ACROSS 1.'" Atone she - cuts and binds the grain And sings a strain." (Words- worth.) (to.) 6. The dimensions of a siege. (4.) 9. Measuring the depth again. (to.) to. Run,...


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The winner of Crossword No. 322 is L1EUT.-COL. R. HAWXES, The C a stle Hotel, Taunton, Somerset.

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A Roof Over Your Head. By Bill Laughton. (The Pilot

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Press. 7s. 6d.) THE doldrums of the 'thirties, when millions of men were on the dole, seem a long way behind us, but this book brings them back vividly. Written as a story, but...


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Now that the gloves are off in the domestic political - field, markets are behaving very much as I predicted they would several weeks ago. Although there is no heavy volume of...

The Caravan Rolls On. By Henry Baerlein. (Muller. 12s. 6d.)

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MORE travellers' tales of an engaging kind fill Mr. Baerlein's new book. Incidents and stories, memory and invention combine to produce another series of brief pieces that are a...