31 MARCH 1961

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I N the established fashion for civil protest and in the coming fashion (in Britain it is as yet no more than a trend) for civil disobedience, it is possible to see the...

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No. 6927 Established FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1828 1961

Portrait of the Week , THE,PRIME MINISTER flew specially from the

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West Indies to meet President Kennedy at Key West; President Kennedy, having flown specially to Key West, flew back to meet Mr. Gromyko in Wash- ington; there was a special•...

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No Answer

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T HE Home Secretary's decision to refuse a reprieve for Jack Day, convicted of the capital murder of Keith Arthur, is one more example of the apparently total lack of any...


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and one of the reasons, we are told, is the condition of the printing industry. Charges of inefficiency on the manage- ments' side are countered by allegations of restrictive...

Dangerous Corner

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T HE deterioration of the situation in Laos froni the point of view of the West demonstrates rather neatly what happens when the neutralist clement in a country is driven to...

The Persistent Commoner

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T itE House of Lords is not, at present, an overwhelmingly serious body, and it might be argued that the reluctant accession to it of Mr. Anthony Wedgwood Benn would not make it...

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The Last Phase

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From a Special T HE surest sign that 'the negotiations on Algeria's independence are about to begin in earnest at Evian next week is the spate of warnings by the rebel FLN...

The New Frontier From D. W. BROGAN

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WASHINGTON W HAT I say is let's get Ike back.' This cri de cur came from an important Federal official who had survived the eight years of the Eisenhower administration that...

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My Dears

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By ROY JENKINS MP T AST week was dominated by withdrawals or I. / expulsions: South Africa out of the Commonwealth; Mr. Foot, Mr. Zilliacus, Mr. Alan Brown and four other...


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A small committee has been formed to raise funds which will make it possible for the Bahraini prisoners on St. Helena to engage in further legal proceedings, if they wish, to...

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The Teacher's Lot

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By CHARLES BRAND T AM thirty-two, and I teach in a grammar ischool. Since I left school with a good higher certificate, I have spent two years in the RAF, five years at Oxford....

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Trial in Madrid

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By ERNEST DAVIES* D URING 1956, Don Antonio Menchaca, a wealthy young businessman, Don Francisco Herrera Oria, brother of the Bishop of Malaga, and Don Fernando Baeza, son of a...

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Demolition Job Dr. R. F. Tredgold In Hospital With My Son Mrs. Irene Overall, Dr. N. M. Jacoby Milton F. R. Leavis, Boris Ford, Arthur Capey Within the Family Malcolm...

Sia,—Your correspondent Mrs. Thomas says in her letter, 'Only two

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hospitals in the whole country admit mothers with their children under five without discriminetion: I assume that one of thcm is the Children's Hospital, Pembury, Tunbridge...


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SIR,—When Professor Kermode was making, in his jocular way, the point (to quote the rendering we are now given) that 'many young people were en- couraged, prematurely, to...


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S1R,—The article by Miss Quigly on this subject and the subsequent correspondence have interested many of your readers, but one part of this problem seems not to have been much...

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SIR,—What does Mr. Dyson think words mean? 'Milton's dislodgment, in

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the last decade, after nis two centuries of predominance, was effected with remarkably little fuss': that's what the Doctor wrote, recording not the opinion of the Scrutineers...

SIR,—There are, as it happens, sonic coloured people living in

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Australia—namely, the Aboriginals. Now, they arc not very numerous, but there used, of course, to be many more. Would Mr. Paul Lynch care to assert that these Aboriginals are...


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SIR, — Booksellers will have been intrigued—if that is the word—by the re-appearance of an advertise- ment in your last issue wherein The Spectator Ltd. offer to obtain books...

SIR,—In case Professor Kermode's speed of foot should have deceived

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the eye, may I hope that no spectator missed his unusually accomplished voile- face during his act entitled Milton Lost and Regained. When executed, as it always should be,...

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The First Classics By CLIVE BARNES THE other day a Canad- ian man of the theatre, Mr. Mayor Moore, spoke his mind about the Royal Ballet. On a Toronto radio programme he de-...


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English Rose By ISABEL QUIGLY The Greengage Summer. (Odeon, Leicester Square, from April 5.) —Mr. Topaze. (Plaza Cinema.) — Women Behind Barbed Wire. (Jacey in the Strand.)...

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B.C. J.B. By BAMBER GASCOIGNE J.B. (Phoenix.)—You in Your Small Corner. (Arts.) — Jacques. (Royal Court.) WHEN a serious poet uses the Book of Job as the basis for a modern...

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Comprehending Schoenberg By DAVID CAIRNS Jr is barely credible, even in England, that Hans Rosbaud's concert with the BBC Orchestra last week should have marked his first...

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Our Man in Miami By PETER FORSTER WHAT a poor little job Roving Report (ITN) made of its visit to Miami! No mention of such things as the gaol on top of the skyscraper (a gaol...

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The Spider and the Bee By FRANK KERM ODE N 7E/as's prose is perhaps not often read for its own sake; it is thought of as affected and obsolete, even in the Autobiographies...

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Matters of Life and Death

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Life, Death and the Law. By Norman St. John- Stevas. (Eyre and Spottiswoode, 35s.) * LADY GREGORY. (Macmillan, 300 MR. ST. JOHN-STEVAS'S new book is a valuable and scholarly...

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The Child and his Objects

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Narrative of a Child Analysis. By Melanie Klein. (Hogarth Press, 75s.) THE Narrative of a Child Analysis describes the treatment of a ten-year-old boy who needed analysis...

Eloquence at Arms

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The Destruction of Lord Raglan. By Christopher Hibbert. (Longmans, 30s.) The Civil War in America. By Alan Barker. (A. and C. Black, 18s.) TIIERE is a tradition of good writing...

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Black Books

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'Muntu': An Outline of Neo-African Culture. By Janheinz Jahn. Translated by Marjorie Grene. (Faber, 30s.) Jacaranda. By Gerald Hamilton. (Sidgwick and Jackson, 21s.) ALL...

'Patacake, 'Patacake

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IT must have been a certain waggishness that Prompted this trim new series to issue, simultaneously, studies of the two loathly oppo- sites, Brecht and Ionesco. Ionesco, as we...

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Art and the Coarse Industries

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One Autumn Face. By Barbara Goolden. (Heinemann, 15s.) Thunderball. By Ian Fleming. (Cape, 15s.) SINCE reviewing corrupts, a reviewer should every now and then take a refresher...

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Western Aid

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By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT ANOTHER chance for the West to co-operate intelligently in the economic field crops up this k.)9" week. Will it be thrown away as it was recently over the...

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Company Notes

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L AST July there was an interim statement from Jeyes' Sanitary Compounds stating that, for the half-year, sales were up by 9 per cent. but profits were lower due to the initial...

Investment Notes

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By CUSTOS T HE time may come when the Treasury will have to stop relying- on dear money as its main economic control, but for the present the gilt-edged market is being...

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Knick Knack Paddywack By KATHARINE WHITEHORN THERE is a small book which has just come out which will be a blessing to all those who spend time nosing round an- tique • and...

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Parents and Children

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Painless Pierre By MONICA FURLONG To my own way of thinking analgesics by in- jection to take the edge off the pain of child- birth, and which leave one still actively partici-...

Consuming Interest

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A Guide to Mapland . ADRIAN By LESLIE WORKING on the prin- ciple that tourists prefer countries that go up and down to those that just go on and on. the Danes_ are determined,...

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Postscript . .

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Not since the death of . Bulldog Drummond, she says, has a novelist dared to create a Mystery Man living it up in the West End while master- minding the downfall of the Senior...

Will it wash? How much should it cost? Where can

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you get it? What are the tricks of the trade you have to look out for? These are the kind of questions which Leslie Adrian's articles are always trying to answer; many of them...