31 MAY 1963

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Portrait of the Week— ' THE UNITED STATES. said Mr. Dean

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Rusk, 'is fighting Communism with one leg in a splint be- cause of colour discrimination,' and the Adminis- tration clearly means business. The Supreme Court ruled immediate...


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HERE is nothing new or strange in clergy- .' men protesting about the Thirty-nine Articles. Under the rules they now have to assent to the Articles in general rather than...

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No. 7040 Established 1828 FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1963

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Doubts at Dagenham

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JOHN COLE Writes: The Ford Motor Company now faces the most frightening opportunity in the troubled history of its labour relations at Dagenham. To seize it, the board has...

A Need for Politics

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INCE this newspaper has frequently de- anounced the Campaign for Nuclear Dis- armament for indulging in anarchism and irre- sponsibility instead of orthodox political activity,...

A Schools Council

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S IR EDWARD BOYLE'S plan for a Schools Council has much that even his most militant critics in the NUT have been calling for. Bringing together representatives from all sections...

African Conclave

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A CORRESPONDENT writes : Taken at their face value there can be no doubt that the resolutions of the Addis Ababa conference of the heads of independent African States introduce...

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Philippine Orbits

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DONALD HORNE writes : As well as launching himself against the Malaysian Federation, President Macapagal of the Philippines is now also in orbit around the Philippine landlords....

Political Commentary

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Brooke's Last Stand By DAVID WATT T HE Prime Minister's epitaph on the Enahoro case (he insists, typically, on the pseudo- Churchillian distortion Tenahooro) deserves to be...


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Grim Grin

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From SARAH GA1NHAM BERLIN G RAHAM GREENE has a reputation in Germany, almost comparable to Schweitzer or the pre-nuclear Russell, as a serious artist and moralist whose work...

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High speed, in fact, is inhuman, and it's the dehumanising element in driving that's going to ma im Us all in time.' We all knew, before the P s Ychologists told us, that a car...

A Spectator's Notebook

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T HE fifty m.p.h. speed limit is OK with me, although I am an ordinary impatient driver (the kind who keeps muttering 'move aside Grandad,' on weekend outings). I doubt whether...

It's a Secret In the meantime, we have the bomb,

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and con- sequently we have security, and occasionally we have what is called treason. And all three seem equally nonsensical, if you take a childlike view of men's affairs...

In the Dock

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I am looking at a picture of a man looking at a copy of the Spectator dated July 7, 1832. The paper was one of the contemporary treasures buried in a glass jar under the...

Verfrerndungseffekt The bit of the ageing process that really worries

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me, when I have time to think about it, is the growing alienation of my generatiOn from the one that's coming up. It worries me because I've always thought 1 was one of the more...

Who Said Monstrous Regimen?

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The battle for human rights and civil and s t Ptritu a l equality and all that stuff is always being °d.ght everywhere and it usually looks as if it is go i ng to be won,...

Out of the Mixer Colour-concrete poems are probably old familiar

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stuff to the real lads, but I have just seen my first, and it's got me worried to death. It has been written, and published, by Ian Hamilton Finlay, the agreeable fanatic who...

Superkill According to a special supplement in Stephen King-Hall's Newsletter

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this week, the Americans now have the bomb-and-delivery capacity to kill everybody in every city in the world 125 times over. I take this seriously, but there is no doubt that...

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Shift to the Centre By JOHN VAIZEY rrHE current climate of opinion in social policy is due—in part at least—to, a book, Problems of Social Policy, by Richard Titmuss. In this...

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June 2 is the tenth anniversary of the Queen's Coronation. By ROGER FULFORD 'W HEN George VI's daughter ascended the throne it was as though champagne was to be suddenly and...

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On the Road to Byzantium

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By SIMON RAVEN T °MORROW,' said the second-class steward of the SS Mustapha Kemal, `we come Iskenderu. Iskenderu is first port of call in Tur- key, There will be the...

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SIR,—I have not read My Darling Clementine or The Yankee

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Marlborough; nor am I acquainted with Mr. Randolph Churchill. I am interested, however. in Mr. Mark Goulden's clear declaration that ac- curacy is quite unimportant. At least...

NEW WAVE IN ISRAEL Sta.—Mr. Desmond Stewart is quite right

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in assuming that the New Wave in Israel believes in eventual peace and co-operation between Hebrew and Arab nationalism. But when he says that we 'young Israelis begin to look...

Randolph S. Churchill, Alan Hindle, J. Keith Kyle. The Principal

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of New College, London, Emergency University Anthony J. C. Kerr, Michael Webb New Wave in Israel Uri Avnery, Michael Adler The Square Deal Anthony West, K. S. Brown hu rking...

SIR,—It would be hard to imagine a more concen- trated

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amalgam of false assumptions and half-baked proposals than John Margeson's piece, 'Emergency University.' He is convinced, apparently, that the true nature of a university is so...

SIR.—Mr. Randolph Churchill asserts that when he published his unauthorised

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biography of Eden. no reviewer accused him of inaccuracy. The Economist's reviewer at p. 24 of the issue of July 4, 1959; pointed out that Mr. Churchill had got the name of the...

d eyn , a college lecturer whose whole life is b y ',', e a

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to the transmission of facts, I was astonished an t he letter from a representative of W. H. Allen eat a f - "IPanY on the subject of Randolph Churchill's ,,oeue of factual...

EMERGENCY UNIVERSITY SIR,—I read with great interest John Margeson's article

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in your issue of May 24—the more so as I proposed a similar scheme for Scotland through the Scottish Daily Mail a year ago. There is no doubt that what he proposes is en-...

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SIR,—Get Levin back! It's the only way to save the

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Spectator. Why should you worry alout his grotesque inaccuracies, his monumental misapPre - hensions, his flaming displays of prejudice and Or cluttered correspondence columns...

Snt,—An Israeli who has read the Spectator silently for the

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past ten years, I have often found your stand on the Middle East wrongheaded and un- realistic. And yet, I am not averse to Israel being coolly evaluated by people who are...

SIR,—Mr. Anthony West's little essay, 'The Square Deal,' is a

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many-splendoured thing. In a single page of the Spectator he has scolded Professor Denis Brogan for his little essay, 'Never on Saturday'; rebuked his countrymen in general for...


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SIR,—If it is censorious of me to object when a writer who knows America as well as Professor Brogan does throws off a note passing on the sum of a trivial exasperation and some...


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SIR, —Mr . Terraine suggests that what Haig 'MO have said' about the machine gun being an over rated weapon in 1915 was said out of petulanc e ' In fact, Haig didn't say it, he...

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The Press

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A Kingdom for the Queen? By CLIVE IRVING I N the late afternoon the shadow of Mr. Cecil King's Daily Mirror skyscraper falls across the window of a small office in a much more...

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Three Generations By NEVILE WALLIS THE recent debut of a 'Pop . painter on the professiona l stage has set my fancy devising a scene involving four - artists . The two...


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The Schutz Festival By DAVID CAIRNS IT is difficult to estimate the effect of the Anglo-German Heinrich Schutz Festival on people who were not already persuaded that Schutz is...

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Touch of Prose By BAMBER GASCOIGNE The Doctor's Dilemma. (Hay- market.)—Norman. (Duch- ess.)----Night Conspirators. (Saville.)—The Heroes. (Ald- wych.) IF most of the first...


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Hell! By ISABEL QUIGLY IF Heavens Above! were the only film the Boultings had ever made (brother Roy pro- duces, brother John directs), it could be dismissed as pretty feeble...

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A Trick to Catch the Old One

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The fight is with Proteus. Victory is logistics. Thus Be a previous man. Assemble, along the shore, The necessities of the case. For the bull, octopus Goes one better. Or turn...


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A Contrary Talent BY JULIAN SYMONS ' FIRST avoided Denton Welch's work,' my little unwritten essay 'On Not Reading Denton Welch' begins, 'in,1944, in a train carriage full of...

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The High Culture

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The Free Spirit. By C. B. Cox. (O.U.P., 25s.) CERTAIN kinds of person are more often met with in literature than in life, and the 'free spirit' discussed in this book is...

Propeller and Screw

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By HENRY FAIRLIE L ORD HAILSHAM has written a book* about the art of government as important as any by a practising politician since L. S. Amery pub- lished his four Chichele...

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Reminder to a Symbol

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To live as martyr, The saint we all so badly need— The man must die. If not the kind of death decreed, He still niust die. Like for instance Agnes —Who was meant for...

Planting Beds

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A Place of Shipwreck. By Jean-Rene Huguenin. Translated by Sylvia Townsend Warner. (Chatto and Windus, 15s.) When the Wolves Howl. By Aquilino Ribeiro. Translated by Patricia...

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The Sociology of Luigi Sturzo. By Nicholas S. Timasheff. (Helicon Press, Dublin, 42s.) DON Lutot S - ruazo has never had much in the way of recognition here in Britain even as a...

A Hundred Dead Flowers

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ON various journeys to China I have seen the great Communist revolution change from honey: moon to disillusionment. My impressions had to be formed through a glass darkly. As if...

Next week's issue will contain a special secti °1/ on recent

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Children's hooks, including republic ° a ' tions.

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Dr. Computer

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The Printing and Proof-Reading of the First Folio of Shakespeare. By Charlton Hinman. (0.U.P., two volumes, £7 7s.) LIKE a disillusioned whore aching to settle down in a...

Cops and Under

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WIWI . romance there is in the traditional cop! Solving problems by instinctive hunch, he spurns the ruthless calculation of a modern spy or the smooth Don Juan behaviour of a...

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Escape Hatch

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LESS than half a mile from the Tower, between the high-level Fenchurch Street line to the north and the blank warehouses of the London Western Dock to the south, lies an area of...

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The Development Decade-2

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By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT Tins second article is really by special request. So many people had not heard of the United Nations 'development decade' and wanted to know more—feeling...

Investment Notes

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By CUSTOS A - the moment of writing the Financial Times index of industrial shares has come hack 3 per cent. This is a normal reaction for a 'bull' market which is sensitive to...

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Children in Hospital

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By ISABEL QUIGLY rTHERE is even a Giles cartoon about it, fOr I children in hospital are in the news. And at long last, after years of visits for an hour or half an hour a day,...

Company Notes

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By LOTI-IBURY HERE are excellent results for the year ending January 31, 1963, from Thomas S. Whitney of Cardiff, who are main Ford dealers. In spite of a re duction in...

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Cocsuming Interest

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Dron's Big Deal By LESLIE ADRIAN SUMMER, sales will soon be y-cumen in, loud sing cynics' —who know all about the infamous trickery of those stores which buy 'sale lines' to \...