30 JUNE 1961

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M K. Kuausucitt,v's recent pronouncements on Berlin have had one useful result here; they have reminded us how divided opinion on the subject is, in this country, a division...

Portrait of the Week— tine. RIDGE AT LORD'S received most

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attention, while he world continued to go unobtrusively to pieces n the background. There was a strike at Smith's Accessories, Crick lewood, for instance, which ended just too...

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No. 6940 Established 1 828 FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1961

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Socialist Signposts

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. . . the forms of public ownership will of course vary widely. Already we can see it de- veloping in various forms—nationalisation of whole industry or firm, State...


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I T came as something of a surprise to realise that the judgment in the case brought against the Communist controllers , , of the Electrical Trades Union was the civil one of a...

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The New Frontier Recedes

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From RICHARD H. ROVERE NEW YORK M os - r of January's bright hopes seem very dim at the moment. The return to 'tradi- tional diplomacy' was never really made, and there now...

banger Prolonged

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T HE proposed new Northern Rhodesian con- stitution givbs a dusty answer to a young African country with a sound basis for economic development, a powerful and well organised...

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The Churches

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The Trumpets Shall Sound From MONICA FURLONG CAN IEROURY I is a macabre thought that if the Canterbury 'Special had crashed last Tuesday morning it might have wiped out at...

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Seven Years' Hard

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By BERNARD LEVIN Mr. Pollock had been from 1941 to 1942 the President of the Association of Motion Picture Advertisers, and for nine years a member of the publicity committee...

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Bar Sinister Or

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A Question of Hygiene MEN years ago, possibly fdwer, any active 1 attempt on the part of a non-white to enter any of Southern Rhodesia's hotels or cinemas would have outraged...

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Lawry and Red Faces

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By KENNETH GREGORY ` - n NGLAND can score 900,' boomed the Daily .UExpress on the first morning of the Lord's Test. If cricketers were allowed as many innings as baseball...

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SER.—The first paragraph of your article on 'The Roots of

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Crime' in last week's issue of the Spectator conceals what I fear could be a very dangerous doc- trine. It is probably still worth insisting that in England the legislature, the...

Sta,—Erskine Childers has destroyed one myth, only to substitute another.

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There was no Arab 'policy' of evacuation; but neither was there a Jewish 'policy' of expulsion—any more than there was a single 'Exodus.' The situation was far more complex and...

The Roots of Crime Michael Astor, H. S. Morris The

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Other Exodus Walid Khatidi, David Cairns, Erskine B. Childers Not Good Enough H. P. J. Nanning Can We Afford Macmillan? Demand Donnelly, MP IIE ROOTS OF CRIME Sin,—Your...

THE OTHER EXODUS Sta,—The article 'The Arab Refugees' by Leo

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Kohn published in the Spectator on June 16 contains excel- lent examples of certain standard techniques of Zionist propaganda: (a) The isolation of events from their chron-...

Next Week SUMMER Kingsley Amis Alan Brien Elizabeth David William

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Golding Jain Hamilton Roy Jenkins, MP Simon Raven Evelyn Waugh • NUMBER Somerset Mauglutm . On Not Being a Millionaire Provence Revisited Arclueologist in the Home John...

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SIR,—I am obliged to Mr. Julian Critchlcy, MP, for his reference to my article, 'It could well have been written by a Conservative MP. . . .' There could be no more devastating...

SIR,—Your correspondent Kenneth J. Robinson does not seem to have

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much idea what the Blackheath inquiry has been about. It would take up too much of your space to explain the arguments against the Minister's decision. But I would just point...

SIR,—Under challenge, Jon Kimche has now shifted ground so breathtakingly

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that I have quite lost his 'mountain of evidence that the initiative for the Arab exodus came from the Arab side.' He now writes that he 'never said there were' Arab broadcasts...

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Not Single Spies B y BAMBER GASCOIGNE THE Shakespearians are courting us in couples this year. By the end of the season we shall have had two productions apiece of Twelfth...


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No Offence By ISABEL QUIGLY Flame in the Streets. (Odeon, Leicester Square.)—Wild in the Country. (Carlton.) THE British sociological film, which first ap- peared as we now...

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Two Types of Beauty By CLIVE BARNES BALLETGOERS, ballet lovers, ballet dancers, even ballet critics, in London and Leningrad have just completed a fascinating week of think-...


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Come to the Aussies By PETER FORSTER THE first axiom in view- ing cricket is that some- thing always happens the moment you turn away from the screen. To this it might be...

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The Metropolitan Touch By DAVID CAIRNS AMONG the exciting plans' which Mr. Solti an- nounced the other day for the 1961-62 season at Covent Garden, none was more welcome than...

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`1, The Poet .. . By BRIAN INGLIS .. see a boy I was taken to the Abbey Theatre to .. see a Yeats masque-ballet based on the story of Cuchulain. By any standards, even the...

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Chicago, Chicago

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The Dry and Lawless Years. By John H. Lyle. (Prentice Hall, 18s.) HISTOIUANS, Mencken once wrote, are failed novelists. Nowadays they are too frequently successful journalists....

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Run to the Sea

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Corunna. By Christopher Hibbert. (Batsford, 21s.) campaign started with the highest hopes. Moore was regarded as the greatest training officer in the Army since James Wolfe and...

Middle of the Road

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Tudor Secretary. By F. G. Emmison. (Long- mans, 50s.) THE county archivist of Essex has written a closely and accurately documented, but aka perfectly readable biography of a...

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Edith Simcox and George Eliot. By K. A. McKenzie. (O.U.P., 18s.) FEW people can ever have heard of Edith Simcox. An obscure Victorian spinster, who once hoped that her book on...

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False Prophets

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A Private View. By Joyce Howard. (Macmillan, 16s.) HAVING long regarded St. Paul, for all my admir- ation of his prose, as European spoil-sport Number One. 1 was intrigued by...

Where Stories Go

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Springtime 3. (Peter Owen, 21s.) Tue short story, say the English with the same gloomy satisfaction with which they lost the Empire, is dead. There's Pritchett, yes, and...

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Skulls and Sugar

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I r is about time that words came to terms with photographs, writing with images. If 1 were a publisher of 'art books,' then reviews as they came in—their brevity, their...

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Company Notes

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M R. J. M. LAWRENCE, chairman of Thomas Brown and Sons, general merchants, manufacturers, warehousemen and rum distil- lers, reports increased profits (after tax) of £104,970...

Coal and the. Common Market By GEORG TUGENDHAT The first

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question which arises, of course, is: in the event of Britain joining the EEC would our coal automatically enjoy Community status, or would we have to become members of the...

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Investment Notes

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By CUSTOS T HE Stock Exchange account ended last week and registered a fall of 14.6 points on the Financial Times industrial index. This was not unexpected in view of the...


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A Stitch in Time B y KATHARINE WHITEHORN TODAY the last daytime classes at the Royal School of Needlework will be held; from Satur- day on, the eighty-year- old school ceases...

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Consuming Interest

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Mo Eenie, Mini, Maxi , By LESLIE ADRIAN I HAVE been testing the minicabs since they came into operation last week, and can offer an interim report. First, almost everything...

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• • • You would think that a lexicographer and ety- mologist who has devo- ted as large a slice of his lifetime as Eric Partridge has to soldiers' songs, Shakespeare's bawdy,...