30 OCTOBER 1964

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be ail onerous litsit•ILR: it ss important One. Amendment negatived. 511.. Ross: I to niov.., in give 8. line 8, to Ins: tot a rr.siiitient pOitiOR " . 1 do not thInk ut.,t...

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The Need for Incentives

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HOOT first and ask questions afterwards Oseems to have been the Government's motto when it introduced this week's economic measures. The 15 per cent tem- porary charge on...

—Portrait of the Week— ONLY EIGHTY-SIX DAYS 'LEFT of the

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'100 days of dynamic action,' and Mr. Wilson set about getting the economy moving by throwing a protective Wall around British industry. Messrs. Brown and Callaghan jointly...


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No. 71 14 Established I 8 2 8 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1964

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More Sorrow than Anger

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SARAH GAINHAM writes from Bonn: The Germans have something of a bad con- science about the way they have been dragging their feet over the agricultural Common Market, even...


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More Fits than 'Starts PAUL LEWIS writes from Brussels: General de Gaulle's threat to withdraw from the Common Market unless the Six catch up on"their agricultural policy...

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Rebellion or Brinksmanship? Leo BARON writes from Bulawayo: The Rhodesian public is now firmly convinced that Mr. Smith intends to take unilateral action. The meeting of...

God Bless Zambia

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HARRY FRANKLIN writes from Lusaka: The Union Jack came down at midnight and in moonlight as the stadium lights flicked off. Its descent was watched in silent sadness by the...

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Political Commentary

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Anatomy of a Government By ALAN WATKINS N ow that the dust has settled in Whitehall, and we have been harrowed by stories of the Queen's Ministers sharing telephones and...

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The Reluctant Tories

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By J. W. M. THOMPSON ISMISSED like a pregnant parlourmaid': such was the disgruntled remark attributed, at the time of Mr. Macmillan's great Cabinet purge of July 1962, to Dr....

The Lib-Lab Affair

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By DESMOND DONNELLY, MP ORD MACAULAY, referring to the defeat of the Tory Government in November 1830, said: 'Dark and terrible beyond any season within my remembrance of...

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Letter of the Law

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The End for the Lords? By R. A. CLINE HERE has been so much talk recently about 'T 1, law reform that Lord Gardiner had to administer a little sedation tos the Magistrates...

The Press

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Twopence Coloured By R ANDOLPH S. CHURCHILL Co the Weekend Telegraph has at length come tato terms with the newsagents. Instead of id. from the paper and id. for delivery it...

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And By Opposing End Them?

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By ANGUS MAUDE, MP TT has been widely observed that Mr. Wilson's is a singularly inexperienced Government. It has not so far been remarked that, by the same token, the...

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Teenagers in Boston

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Teenagers in Boston prefer to keep to themselves and have no wish to speak to their elders.— Letter in Boston Transcript. Teenagers in Boston are shockers. With manners both...


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'He spoke with a certain what-is-it in his voice and I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.' So wrote the sage himself in The Code of the...

Frost Down Under Our young satirists can count themselves lucky

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that they practise here and not in Australia. In a recent case which has received no attention in Britain three young men in their early twenties were sent to gaol for...

Frontier on the Zambezi We seem very close now to

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a disastrous situa- tion in Rhodesia. While Zambia rolled smoothly towards her independence, Ian Smith was present- ing his charade of chiefs to an unimpressed world. It was...

Spectator's Notebook

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America's Election

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From CHRISTOPHER HOLLIS A s I have already written, I do not pretend, from a fortnight's experience confined to New England, New York and now Kentucky (where I write), to be...

Each-Way Bet

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'WILSON'S SURPRISE,' said the Daily Mail head- line, reasonably enough, over the news of Mr. Alun Gwynne-Jones's translation from defence correspondent of The Times to Minister...

Robbins Continued

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By JOHN VAIZEY N OT since the great reports of Victorian times has a commission published so much of the calculations which underlie its recommendations as the Robbins...

Sad Mortality We are all of us mortal, and it

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is unlikely that the efforts even of the Minister for Technology will change that situation in the immediate future. This thought has prompted an actuary, who normally spends...

The Salesmen

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We've lived this golden Autumn through and seen Our Politicians sweating every night To prove their own soft soap more white than white. We've viewed techniques upon the Silver...

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SiR,—Frank Byers should not be too anxious to condemn a system which puts nine of his friends in the House although they polled on average a mere 11,618 votes apiece. This is...

Sta,—Has Mr. Frank Byers already forgotten that it was his

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own intervention at Bolton East in 1960 which forced the hand of the Bolton West Con- servatives this year? BRIAN DORMER TAYLOR Bod Awe!, Gors Avenue, Holyhead, Anglesey, N....


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SIR, — Mr. Frank Byers writes: 'We may well look forward to a steady decline of Conservative rep- resentation in this country over many years—the nation going forward with more...

SIR,—I read with interest Frank Byers's article 'Reform—Yes; Socialism—No.' Mr.

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Byers criticises our poll because forty (in fact the real number was thirty-seven) of the constituencies in our sample of one hundred contained no Liberal candidate. As our...

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Sta,—Mr. Desmond Donnelly, in his article 'A Search for a

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New Party'?' in the Spectator, sup- ported in the Birmingham Planet by his colleague Woodrow Wyatt, re-ignites the old controversy about a permanent Lib-Lab pact. Mr. Donnelly...

Sit,—The whole horror of the minor literary racket oozes out

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of Mr. Edward Lucie-Smith's rude evading of the serious statement made by Mr. Douglas Hill. if poets are no longer allowed to use language figuratively, many ideas will be con-...


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SIR,—Perhaps it is churlish, after so long an interval and all the pleasure he has given us. to remind Mr. Alan Brien that it was Polonius, not Hamlet, who was accounted a good...

SIR,-1 suggest thkt one important factor which Mr. I)onnelly's pet

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English Electric Leo-Marconi com- puter has failed to cater for. is the considerable in- crease in Liberal votes coming from people, like myself, who voted for the first time in...


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S112,—M r. Hill is right, of course. Poetry is an in- dividual not a group activity. The fact that certain poets with strong individual voices attend the meet- ings of a...


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SIR,—Who wants 'plonk' served like château- bottled claret? Not I. I just object to château- bottled claret being served like plonk. So I. agree with Mr. Ames, who has so kindly...

Sm.-- -I am amused to note that Mr. Edward Lucie-

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Smith, replying to my letter about the Group, has quietly avoided any reference to Philip Hobsbaum's definition of the Group as 'a seminar in creative writing.' Yet it was the...


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Sts,—In his notice of D. H. Lawrence's Complete Poems, Stephen Potter takes time off for a custom- ary 'reviewmanship' side-swipe at my father. Referring to the poem 'A man...

• * SIR.—In your leading article last week you said

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that the Tory Party must show itself more clearly in sympathy with something you call 'the new middle class.' Although this expression is frequently used in left-wing Tory...

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SIR,—'Mr. Wilson may also be able to announce a Minister responsible for sport, arts and the youth service.'—The Times, October 20. I know the poor fellow's been fairly hard...

BELFAST RIOTS SIR,—May I be permitted to add a few

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comments on Mr. Robinson's letter concerning the Belfast riots. First, that the police acted with a dubious ex- pediency, prompted by an ecclesiastical Goldwater, when they...

SECRET BALLOT SIR,—Your correspondents who are puzzled by the way

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voters are identified and ballot papers are marked in polling stations will find the relevant legal pro- visions in the 'Parliamentary Elections Rules,' which are contained in...

THE FREUDIAN SCHISM SIR,—Why should there be any controversy about

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the medical qualifications of the psychoanalysts Melanie Klein and Dr. Segal? If one is to treat prob- lems of psychological origin, a knowledge of basic physiology is useful...


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SIR,—Hundreds of bishops, thousands of parsons and numerous earnest laymen like me will thank you for Professor Anthony Flew's review of Body and Mind, a book we must obviously...

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RECRUITS FOR NURSING Sta,—Re Miss Denton's letter 'Recruits for Nursing.'

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I am an assistant male nurse and the first part of the letter amused me. Mind you, I never gave it a thought that my nursing experience would stand me in good stead if, and...

Railroads to Freedom

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By ISABEL QUIGLY The Train. (Odeon, Leices- ter Square, 'U' certifi- cate.) — Psyche 59. (Columbia, 'X' certifi- cate.) — London Film Festival. (Odeon, Hay- market.) Admittedly...


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I CANNOT imagine what it was like . for Whitehall civil servants, but it's been a busy week for London ballet critics. With Festival Ballet at Wimbledon and Western Theatre...

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Song and Subsidy

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CHARLES REID B y Since the performance was typical Klemperer and as like half a dozen earlier ones as peas out of the same pod, little more need be said than that by this time...

The Farce Lobby

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Don't Let Summer Come. (Mermaid.) — A Cuckoo in the Nest, (Royal Court.) Now this is an interesting development, for the present farce movement exists on two f ronts. On the one...

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Match Psychology

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THE Brazilians are said to_ travel with a staff psychia- trist whose attentions, one gathers, are confined to in- dividual psychology. There is group psychology too: an...

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Visionaries v WALTER LAQUEUR F OR a long time the anarchist was the man with the bomb. `Where are your bombs? Why don't you blow up the school?' an exasperated headmaster of...

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Fun, Hell and Lytton Strachey

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FORMER members of the editorial staff of the Spectator, a fairly substantial socio-economic group, can be classified into two main sub-groups ---those who have worked for the...

Two Cultures, Cont'd

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Science and the Shabby Curate of Poetry. BY Martin Green. (Longmans, 25s.) IN A Mirror for Anglo-Saxons, Martin Green, a product of the English school at Cambridge, wrote from...

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Right Words, Wrong Words

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Birth of a Shark. By David Wevill. (Macmillan, 18s.) PERHAPS the most dangerous gift for a poet is to be over-clever. This is not to disparage either technical aptipde or...

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Song for an Attempted Suicide

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Tell yourself you are equal, Tell yourself till you die • That the attempt you made was not lethal, And do not live a lie. Love you have found conies deeper From friend and...

The Big Southern Novel Show

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Ir is astonishing how anyone with Robert Penn Warren's serious reputation could have written such a pulpy novel as Flood. Mr. Warren, after all, is the author of All the King's...

Caught in Time

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P UBLISHED in 1944, Trevelyan's English Social Iiistory had sold 392,000 copies by 1949. No history book had sold so many copies in so short a time: indeed, the public response...

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The Economy

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The First Salvo By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT ONE'S mind goes back to 1951, when the last Labour Government was driven out of office on a balance of payments crisis. The measures which...


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ACROSS 1. Three times shorter (6) 4. The Jane who was most un- fortunate (8) 9. The General is solely composed of anger and weight (6) 10. Where a singer bet on a bob- tail nag...

Investment Notes

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By CUSTOS I HE Stock Exchange gave a good reception to the Government's White Paper. The gilt- edged market immediately improved and equity share prices went ahead on small...

SOLUTION TO CROSSWORD 1141 ACROSS.-1 Crusoe. 4 Drawings. 10 Uniform.

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11 Loretto. 12 Imps. 13 Sten- torian. 16 Lieder. 17 Mergers. 20 Aspired. 21 Trader. 24 Endowments. 25 Fans. 27 Leveret. 29 Mullion. 30 Sun- shade. 31 France. DOWN.-1 Crucible....

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Company Notes

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By LOTHBURY C APITAL and Counties Property reports a group net profit of £445,640 for the year ending April 30, 1964, against £411,796 previously. This is after allowing for...

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Another Part of the Forest

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The Rustication of a Field-Marshal By STRIX I WAS among the first of those who offered, some months ago, to give a home to the equestrian statue of Field-Marshal Lord...


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By PHILIDOR No. 202 J. HARTONG (Good Companions, 1920) BLACK (5 men) WHITE (6 men) WHITE to play and mate in two moves; solution next week. Solution to No. 201 (Heathcote): Q—R...

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By ALAN BRIEN PERI Ines because I no longer have an office, I find I cannot take very seriously the revelations in the new Institute of Directors' pamphlet about over-crowding...

Consuming Interest

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After the Fiasco By LESLIE' ADRIAN I AM glad to say that the British travel trade has not forgotten the fiesta affair. This week, while the holiday-making public are still...