5 OCTOBER 1934

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T HOSE who expected that in the Labour Party Con- ference at Southport, history, as made last year at Hastings, Would repeat itself, haVe been deprived of a mild sensation. Last...

Peace and the League In the field of foreign affairs

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the conference took a sane and safe line, rejecting firmly the Socialist League's proposal to--meet any attempt to carry this country into war with a general strike, and...

Crisis in Spain The causes of the fall of Senor

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Samper's Government in Spain are much less obscure than the probable outcome. The Prime Minister, who took office in succession to Senor Lerroux at the end of April, depended on...

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Why Japan Undersells The problems, industrial, social and military, presented

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by Japan in her -present state of evolution, are of vital importance to almost every country in the world, and The Spectator hopes shortly. to publish a series of articles on...

The Voice of the Generals Simultaneously a document issued by

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the War Office in Tokyo, apparently without either the consent or the approval of other departments of the Government, discloses very frankly the views of the militarists on...

Mr. Roosevelt's Plans President Roosevelt's latest broadcast was well calcu-

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lated to improve his party's prospects at next month's elections, but it was rather an enunciation of general principles than anything in the shape of a concrete programme. The...

Peace in the Balkans The visit of the King and

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Queen of Yugoslavia to Sofia, following the visit of the Bulgarian King to Belgrade last December, has been a remarkable success, and seals the great improvement between two...

Mr. Chamberlain and the Vicious Circle In his speech to

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bankers and merchants at the Mansion House last Tuesday, Mr. Chamberlain depicted the condition of British trade with an optimism which was cautiously modified. The distinct...

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The Reich and the Churches Christianity as the central directing

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force in German life is only an episode, and the episode is near an end. Thus Dr. Hauer, leader of the German Faith Movement, which exists to cultivate the worship of Germany...

The Dangers of Travel To the never-ending talc of accidents

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by road were added during the last week serious disasters to a railway train and to air liners, the most serious of the latter being the crash at Shoreham (where four persons...

The Attack on Overcrowding To enlist the full support of

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the local authorities is an important part of' the comprehensive housing pro- gramme that the Minister of Health has undertaken. In beginning a new tour of the country at...

The Gospel of Fitness In preaching the gospel of physical

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fitness, as he did last week, Lord Baden-Powell is repeating, with the authority that attaches to him as head of the Boy Scout Movement, what Sir George Newman said a fortnight...

Peace in South Wales The settlement of the South Wales

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coal dispute came in time, but only just in time, to avert the strike which would have been inevitable if any hitch had occurred at the last moment. Left to themselves the...

Surrey and Jarrow Sir Sohn Jarvis's scheme for the adoption

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of Jarrow by Surrey deserves not merely to be supported but to be copied. The Spectator pointed out some time ago that the established principle of the adoption by English towns...

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T WICE in the past ten days this country has been held up as an example to other States. In a radio address to the people of France on Monday week M. Doinnergue, the President...

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S OME miracles of modern invention come more quickly home to the imagination than others. That it is possible to telephone to Australia is perhaps less amazing to us than that a...

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Dr. Inge ceased on Tuesday to be Dean Inge, but

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I shall be surprised if he is not pretty. frequently referred to in the old style for some time to come. I believe that under the new Cathedral Statutes, which are not yet law,...

I am very glad to hear that Derso and Kelen,

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the bril- liant Hungarian cartoonists, are to hold an exhibition of their work in London this month. London, strangely enough, is one of the places where Derso and Kelen are...

It would be hard to find any instance of the

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re-enact- ment of a novel in real life half as striking as the drama whose details have been narrated this week in a Penn- sylvania court. It is Theodore Dreiser's American...

It has been left to the Temps to comment on

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one feature in the life of this country which I have not seen touched on elsewhere. At a time when the number of unemployed is still over two million, and a large proportion of...


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Ministers who can be relied on to make a better speech off his official subject than on it. Nothing could have been much happier than the Foreign Secretary's address at the...

The election of Sir Stafford Cripps to the Labour Party

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Executive was a surprise, yet not very surprising. For one thing Sir Stafford- is unquestionably the ablest Labour member of the House of Commons. For another he had made an...

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By VISCOUNT SNOWDEN T is much more true today than when Sir William I Harcourt made the remark that " We are all Social- ists now." When that observation was made Socialism as...

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By the DEAN OF CHICHESTER (the Very Rev. A. S. Duncan-Jones) TN these days of rapid changes, and of want of regard for old institutions, it is difficult to write hopefully of...

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By ANTHONY BLUNT I HAVE just visited in quick succession five galleries 1 and exhibitions which may be taken to represent the achievement of German art from the lait decades of...

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By W. GREY WALTER S IR JAMES JEANS, in his Presidential address to the British Association, concludes an account of the modern physical idealism with the inevitable question :...

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By P. CARMICHAEL MARR iNSANITY has been called " man's hidden fear," 1 a fear as sensitive as it is profound. We can trace successive waves of alarm produced by the expcs ire...

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By PROF. L. W. LYDE O F all the peoples in the world the Chinese seem to have the strongest geographical and the weakest political sense ; of all peoples, too, they have the...

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By ALAN PRYCE-JONES T HIS was where, for the first time in my life, I saw somebody ski. It was a minute child, like a little woollen barrel, who slid gingerly down the smallest...

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[VON EINEM DEUTSCHEN KORRESPONDENTEN.1 M Oktober sind genau .quattrocento oder vierhundert I Jahre . verflossen, dass die erste vollsttindige 'Ausgabe der deutschen...

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"Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back." At the London Pavilion In this

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kind of picture there can be no half-measures ; everything depends on piling up the adventures . and keeping them moving. But straightforward melodrama is popular nowadays with...


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‘• The Moon in the Yellow River." By Denis Johnston. At the Westminster Theatre THIS play is not easy to describe or to analyse briefly. It has more substance than half a dozen...

The Cinema

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"One Night of Love." At the Carlton THE title of this skilful American picture is mysterious and misleading. If there ever was a night of love in the story. the Censor has cut...

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The Autumn Season THE end of the Promenade Concert Season at Queen's Hall this Saturday night is also the herald of the autumn season. Recitalists are already coming thick and...


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A Cubist Father IT has sometimes been quoted as a sign of greatness in Saint Augustine that all theologians of whatever views, orthodox or heretical, have been able to draw...

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The Rock Garden Many hard things have been said about

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the rock garden; and in old days it often more nearly resembled a coal-tip than a garden. It may look artificial and silly ; but the rock plants are the soul of gardening...

Welsh Birds

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A good deal of North Wales is unexpectedly empty of birds, many of which after all have a liking for quiet scenes and rich cultivation ; but you come upon surprises. In a...


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A Bumper Harvest . One of the ..most bountiful harvests ever recorded is now being gathered in the West of England. It is reckoned by a s pecial inspector that the yield of...

Sowing the Wild Such zeal as the Alpine gardeners evince

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has its dangers. Just as oologists are very fond of birds, that is of taking away their eggs, so a gardener may be very fond of plants, that is of digging them up, but zeal for...

Alpine Zeal If there is any stronger evidence of the

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growth of gardening zeal than the fortunes of the Alpine Garden - Society, it must be strong indeed. The Society has been in evidence this late September by reason of its...

Snowdonia as a Park

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Snowdonia is unique and is very approachable, at any rate from the Llanberis base. its botanical riches are enclosed within. a narrow circle and as such are peculiarly liable to...

How many gardeners arc now sending an S.O.S. to the

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botanical research workers to save the most popular of all bedding plants ? In hundreds, indeed probably thousands of gardens, especially near London both in the north and the...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sin,—If I still address a letter to you under this heading although you say in your last number that the correspondence is closed unless some...


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[Correspondents arc requested to keep their letters as brief as is reasonably possible. The most suitable length is that of one of our " News of the Week" paragraphs. Signed...

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- [To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—When Canon Mozley writes of " disbelievers in the Virgin Birth," he misrepresents me. A disbeliever is one who refuses to believe that...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR, —The latest Board of Trade returns are as interesting as usual. In particular I would like to draw attention to an item on page 106,...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Whilst deeply sympathizing with the attitude of Mr. J. Glynn-Jones, as expressed in his - letter printed in your September 21st issue, I...

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Dr. Mozley is, of

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course, quite right in saying that denial of the Virgin Birth in the Primitive Church was con- fined to - the Ebi011iteS. On the other hand, belief in that doctrine did not...

CLYDE v. TYNE - [To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.]

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Sin, — At a time when controversy is raging over the question of Clyde v. Tyne as the birthplace of the sister-ship to the newly-launched Queen Mary,' is it permissible to...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Whether or not your reviewer has correctly interpreted his functions, Lord . Allen's " friendly tilt". appears to be logical. " Britain's...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] have read the communication of your Vienna Corre- spondent with great interest as a convincing account of the situation in the Austrian...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—May I say how great a satisfaction it has been to read Professor Julian Huxley's letter in your issue of September 28th ? I am not one who...


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Sm,—Commenting on the recent case in the Manx Courts, The Observer, in its editorial, tightly remarks that in this country justice hisblmost collapsed in its office of...

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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sns,-In your interesting - article on " The Cross and the Swastika " last week you state that " the true symbol of Christianity is not a cross...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] • SIR,-I should like to question a small point in one of your News of the Week " paragraphs last week. You criticize Lord Nuffield for saying...


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[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,-For me, as a schoolmaster, the following passage from Cicero has an immediate interest : " Quo quisque est sollertior et ingeniosior, hoc...

A Broadcasting Calendar

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6.3o 6.5o 7.30 8.00 10.00 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th " Keyboard Talk-Beethoven " : Professor D. F. Tovey " In Your . Garden " : C. H. Middleton - • . - Pianoforte Recital :...

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Mr. Spectator

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By BONAMY DOBREE TOWARDS the end of this book there is a portrait of Sir Richard Steele, which, lately discovered by Professor Nichol Smith, has never yet been reproduced. No...

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Modern Scotland

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Scotland. By Sir Robert Rait and Dr. G. S. Pryde. (Bann. 21s.) THE Modern World Series under the guidance of the Warden of New College, Oxford, now includes many admirable...

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Attack on Everest

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Everest, 1933. By Hugh Ruttledge. - (Hodder and Stoughton. 25s.) THE Ruttledge expedition to Mount Everest left this country in the early part of 1938 and began to assemble at...

Economic Dictation

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The Financiers and the Nation. By the Rt. Hon. Thomas Johnston. (Methuen. 5s.) "` For nought so vile that on the earth doth live But to the earth some speCial good doth give ;...

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Hoover v. Roosevelt

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The Challenge to Liberty. By Herbert Hoover. (Scribner. 6s.) SINCE leaving the White House in March, 1933, Mr. Herbert Hoover has had no place in American public life. This...

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Jesus : Told by the Wandering Jew. By Edmond Flag.

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Translated by Phyllis Megroz. (Gollanez. 10s. 6d.) TtiosE who remember The Wall of Weeping will not be sur- prised to discover that M. Fleg has used once more the figure of the...

The Casanova Fable. By William Gerhardi and Hugh Kingsmill • (Jarrolds.

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15s.) THREE-QUARTERS of this amusing book is taken up by what the authors call " The Evidence " ; the last quarter consist, of " The Summing-up," in which the . witnesses turn...

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Fourmillante Cite

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The Invaders. By William Plomer. (Cape. 7s. 6d.) 6ouot. in the middle of the last century described a function of the ambitious writer which Mr. Plomer might have had in mind...

African Native Policy

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Native Policy in Southern Africa. By Ifor L. Evans. (Cam- bridge University Press. 6s.) This little book is mainly taken up with a summary of native policy in the Union and...

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By GRAHAM GREENE IT would always be of interest to the reviewer to know the intimate history of a novel, whether it was a situation, a character, a relationship, which was the...

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Current Literature

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PERIODICALS , WORLD peace is the problem of our civilization. Unfortu- nately we are divided on the question of ways and means. Several articlesinthe Nineteenth Century refleet...


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By G. Lenotre It is a slight shock to the Englishman's view of the French Academy as an impressiVe, even slightly pompous institution,: to find one of its members writing a...


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• . . • Edited by Constance M..martia . In her collection of. fifty one-act plays (G011anez, 8s. ed.), - • MiSi Constance M. Martin has - included translations from the...


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The British and Foreign Bible Society has issued its pular. Annual .1:it-port in the form of a volume entitled r Heritage. The book does not aim at giving only an account of...

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Budget Prospects NVira another six months of the current financial year still to run, it is, I know, early days to be talking about Budget prospects, and I should not be doing...

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Not the least interesting feature in the Industrial Market of late has been the steady rise in the shares of motor com- panies, and during the last fortnight a feature has been...


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It would seem that trade has to be very bad before the companies which cater for amusements feel the pinch. The preliminary statement of the Gaumont-British Picture Cor-...

Financial Notes

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MARKETS QUIETLY FIRM. THE past week has been rather a quiet one in the Stock Markets, but prices have been well maintained. British Funds and other Gilt-Edged' securities have...


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On the whole the reports of Industrial Companies which are being issued just now are of a satisfactory character. In a few instances quite bumper profits are being shown, but...

UNITED STEEL PROGRESS. • Interest in the annual report of

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United Steel Companies is increased by the fact that, whereas a year ago the Ordinary share capital was held by the Steel Industries of Great Britain, something like 4,500,000...


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The latest annual report of the Rover Company made up to August 4th last shows a very considerable rise in trading profit, the figure being 2188,938, compared with only £47,032...

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BY ZENO [A prize of one guinea will be given to the sender of the fin correct solution of -this week's crossword puzzle to be opened Envelopes should be marked " Crossword...