4 AUGUST 1961

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S t) the deusion has been taken. True, the Frime Minister insisted on Monday that he is only hopeful, not confident, that the negotia- tions now beginning will succeed. He...

Portrait of the Week— ma. MACMILLAN ANNOUNCED in the House

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of COM. mons that this country would apply for member- s hip of the Common Market, to the vociferous i ndignation of Mr. Fell, and the milder but still Pretty sharp disapproval,...

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No. 6945 Established 1828 FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1961

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Peace Retreats

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From DARSIE GILLIE prow; J uly has shown how near disaster can lie to J success. It has seen the Bizerta crisis emerge and burst into evil flame; it has seen the Franco-...

The ETU Case

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T HE ETU case ran for so many weeks in the courts and Mr. Justice Winn's judgment consequently had to run to so many words the; although the newspapers gave the affair reason -...

Borrowed Time

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T rr HE name of Colonel Henry Luttrell is no longer a household word in this , country; indeed, it would not be remembered at all but for a single episode in his not very...

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To accommodate the story of the ETU case, we have

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had to hold over the third extract from Kenneth Allsop's The Boot- leggers, AL CAPONE It will be in next week's Spectator, along with a Westminster Commentary, cover- ing the...

The US and Berlin

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From RICHARD H. ROVERE NEW YORK T HE following points are being made here about American policy towards Berlin and related matters: 1. The President has used the threat to...

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Gouty Tortoises

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By T. R. M. CREIGHTON rr HE tra g edy of Central Africa—and of 1 Southern Rhodesia in particular—is that Africans are demandin g advance at the speed of a hare and Europeans,...

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The Story of the ETU Case N February, 1960, the two National Scrutineers of the Electrical Trades Union signed la document declaring that, in the election for General...

The Rigging

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His preliminary list was an 'estimate' of the requirements of each branch. In due course the actual indents arrived, and, as Mr. Humphrey must have foreseen, contained a smaller...

DRAMATIS PERSONA Judge : Mr. Justice Winn.

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The Plaintiffs : John Byrne, declared the validly elected General Secretary; Frank Chapple, a candidate for the post of Assistant General Secretary, who alleges, in another...

'Light and Liberty' is the mono of the Electrical Trades

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Union. This survey of the recent judgment given against some of the ETU leaders, and the events that led up to it , has been corn piled by Peter Benenson and Louis Blom-Cooper.

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To the Post—ETU Styl6

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Other lists were submitted by Counsel for John Byrne to show three separate itineraries which might have been taken by a car of which the driver had the intention of going round...

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And Now ?

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John Byrne and Frank Chapple had two principal objects in bringing this case before Mr. Justice Winn. The first, of course, was to bar Frank Haxell from continuing in office as...

The Impact of Hungary The decision by the militant and

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highly active Communist members of the ETU to maintain, come what may, their hold upon this Union's affairs stems from October, 1956. The events of that period demonstrated how...

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Five Men

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It is necessary, therefore, to take a searching look at the cast assembled for this deplorable performance. The five men chiefly involved were Frank Haxell, the General...

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Gagarin, Si! Khrushchev, No!

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By ROBERT CONQUEST T HE departure of the brave and pleasant- mannered First Astronaut for Cuba is a suit- able symbol of the way in which politics have got intermingled with...

The Churches

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Insufferable Patronage By MONICA FURLONG INVITED recently by the Mothers' Union to con- itribute a pamphlet on family life for publica- tion by them I blenched nervously and...

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Panzers in Pembrokeshire

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By JAMES TUCKER TT'S a terrible job to assess the size of a crowd. 'This is why you get those comical disparities in newspaper reports. At a recent protest march in Swansea...

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Si BI Gl Pr Tl R James Cameron George Edinger F. D. Harding Lady Bearsted Eric Baker Jon Kimche Lord Attlee and others 'rough the Brandenburg Gate ngapore Storm Signals itish...

BRITISH RAILWAYS SIR,—In your issue of July 7 Mr. Cyril

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Ray upbraids the Pullman Car Company because he alleges there were `no towels in the lavatory' of the coach in which he travelled. I would be glad to know by which service Mr....

GLYNDEBOURNE SIR,—Is Mr. Cairns seriously suggesting that an ability to

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pay for one's seat at Glyndebourne pre- vents one being a music lover? I went to Glyndebourne for the first time last week as one of the frivolous audience in the blissful (and...


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SIR,—Mr. Leapman, writing to you last week, bases his criticism of Appeal for Amnesty on the prin- ciple that 'If the Appeal were successful, political upheavals would result.'...

SINGAPORE STORM SIGNALS SIR,—Mr. Derrick Sington always writes on Singa-

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pore with outstanding clarity, accuracy and under- standing. But there is an emotional factor in the question which no one who has not actually played a role within the local...

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SK—Reading through the correspondence (under this heading) since returning from the Continent, 1 have . been asking myself what precisely it is that We have been . arguing...


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First Parson Singular By BAMBER GASCOIGNE Personal,' in fact, is the key to the play. In the Middle Ages the individual had been unim- portant—like all created things, he was...


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SIR,—W e feel that Mr. Wedgwood Benn's case raises issues of such public importance and so closely con- cerns all those who believe in democracy that it Would be wrong for him...

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Gothic Revival By CLIVE BARNES Balanchine is at heart an ice-cold classicist and Night Shadow, created in America fifteen years ago and known here through the De Cuevas ver-...


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Without Care By ISABEL QUIGLY Two Women. (Ritz and Conti- nentale.) IN a novel satirising Roman Society of the Dolce Vita sort, Maurice Druon introduced a thinly disguised de...

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Holland Festival By DAVID CAIRNS Of the four operas I saw at the Holland Festival, the most interesting performance, the Wuppertal Opera's production of Hindemith's Cardillac,...

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Why Africa was Grabbed Br SIR PHILIP MAGNUS T HIS brilliantly objective analysis of the motives of British statesmen and their official advisers while Africa was being...

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Consolation, Incorporated

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Children of the Ashes, By Robert Jungk. Translated (Heinemann, 25s.) by Constantine FitzGibbon. SPREAD out your left hand, palm downwards, and you have a map of Hiroshima....

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Nasser Syndrome

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The Boss. By Robert St. John. (Arthur Barker, 21s.) Ir will be years before the West sorts itself out of its enormous obsession about Nasser, and gets the man into reasonable...

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Prisoner of Angria

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Tan bitterness of Branwell Brontd's life, the self-destroying need he had (in that home of genius and moral probity), the fear, the slyness and the comicality of his unhappy...

Real City

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Pharos and Pharillon. By E. M. Forster. (Hogarth Press, 8s. 6d.) IN 1915 Mr. E. M. Forster volunteered for the Red Cross and was stationed in Alexandria when thecity - was...

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Beethoven, Jr.

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John Christopher in Paris. By Romain Rolland. (Heinemann, I8s.) His Lordship. By Philip Gibbs. (Hutchinson, 15s.) LECTURING on the contemporary novel in 1911, H. G. Wells...

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Three Wiser Men

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By NICHOLAS DAVENPORT THE Council on Prices, Produc- tivity and Incomes is in itself no substitute for a wages policy but with Lord Heyworth to re- place Lord Cohen in the...

It's a Crime

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HMI] adventure is harder to come by than the mere whodunit: Gavin Lyall's The Wrong Side 0 1 the Sky (Hodder and Stoughton, 15s.) is in the great tradition, but so...

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Investment Notes

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By CUSTOS HE equity markets are still under the influ- ence of Mr. Lloyd and although the selling has never been great there will be no big support until the trustees come in to...

Company Notes

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A SSOCIATED British Picture Corporation has achieved a sharp recovery in profits for the year ended March 31, 1961. The net profit of the group (before tax) was £4,929,959, an...

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The Fact Is By KATHARINE WHITEHORN I HAVE recently come across a book on science which contains exactly the sort of science I like. It is, I must admit, a children's book; its...

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Consuming Interest

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Underground Army By LESLIE ADRIAN I 'SOMET IMES think that hell must be a place much like London Underground : it could. hardly be much. worse than the. Tube in the summer—hot,...

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that from now on Roy Brooks's lively property advertise- ments are going to•appear in the Spectator. What brought about this pleasing state• of affairs, we gather, was the...

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Postscript . .

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Even under so different an economic system as ours it isn't difficult, given the will, to provide free education and a free health service (which the Soviet Union hasn't yet...