6 OCTOBER 1950

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Beyond the Parallel ? • On the east, coast of the peninsula, South Korean forces advancing on Wonsan are already deep in the territory of their enemies and their operations are...

Seen from Berlin

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Nowhere will l the victory in Korea be welcomed more than in Berlin. Rightly or wrongly the Berliners have all along regarded their city as high on the list of priorities for a...

A Future for Korea

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The military successes in Korea did not find the nations individually unprepared ; most of them, it seems, have a fairly clear idea of what form they think the political after-...

The Printing Dispute

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For more than four months the dispute between the London Master Printers' Association and the London Society of Compositors has been hampering the pro- duction of many London...

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I F the Labour Party fails to recover before the end of this year a measure of that trust and support which put it in power in 1945, it will not be for any lack of...

Government at Low Pressure

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There are several ways of mishandling a strike, and it would perhaps be optimistic to suggest that Mr. Isaacs had now tried them all. He has various resources on which he can...

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A reader, who on internal evidence can scarcely be classed

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as an admirer, has sent me Dr. Johnson's views on the bird which provides me with a pseudonym " It is reported of the Sybarites, that they destroyed all their Cocks, that they...

Talking of ultimate truth, I liked the way the Daily

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Herald brought starkly home to its readers the news that the nation- alised transport services had increased their annual deficit from £4 million to £20 million. The headline...


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A T the opening session of the Labour Party conference a Mr. Crisp, according to The Times," said he had found it awkward not being able to tell reporters in a few words exactly...

" A play which portrays Labour Ministers as willing to

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win votes at the price of imperilling national security cannot be excused by the label ' comedy,' " observed the Daily Herald in an apoplectic review of Mr. Val Gielgud's Party...

I doubt if anybody grudges the farm-worker the extra six

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shillings a week which he is almost certain to get in November. But I equally doubt whether, at his present minimum rate of 94/-, he is being underpaid, as soldiers and sailors...

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A Crisis of Confidence

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By J. R. L. ANDERSON T HE rash of unofficial strikes and other labour disputes by which we are afflicted is a symptom of deep-seated ills which may cause much more serious...

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To-,Noroway O'er the Faem

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By D. W. BROGAN U NLIKE Sir Patrick Spens, I was not off to bring a king's daughter home, and he skeely skipper might have thought a plane a poor way of entering a great...

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By RICHARD USBORNE T HERE were four casualties in the pelota game that evening, and I was the first. The Guitary first team were playing a Biarritz "A" team at Gu4tary. I was...

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excellent book Landscape into Art, has described the modes of vision favoured by successive generations in their attitude towards the beauties or terrors of the natural world....

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COUNTRY LIFE EVERY year I vow to waste no more

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time hanging about the hop-kilns during the drying. Every year I fall. How could anybody, with any curiosity toward country affairs, stay indoors when the sound of that...

Inside the Oast

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Many of the oasts are now heated by oil burners, and these add to the hollow and incessant moan, setting up a duet by supplying the lower voice, which wavers a little, with the...


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THEATRE Home and, Beauty. By W. Somerset Maugham. (St. Martin's) matter is farce, the manner is comedy and the whole thing is tremendously funny. At the end of the First World...


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Two concerts given by string orchestras during the last week have provided interesting points of comparison and given an opportunity for assessing the weakness and strength of...

In my Garden. An ardent young farmer took me by

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the lapel the other day when I called to see him about buying some of his precious farmyard manure. He raved about what he called the tyranny of the green-house and the cloche....


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" Flesh will Surrender." (Curzon).—" Passionelle." (Cameo- Polytechnic). FoLLowING his brilliant and moving performance in Open City and To Live in Peace, M. Aldo Fabrizi is...

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RIGHTS OF; WAY SIR.—" Parish Councilor " says that " there are no strangers to walk the footpaths " and " no one objects to a man going across country if he has occasion to do...


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Sie,—Mr. lain Hamilton may set his mind at rest. Machrihanish is not spoiled. There have been coal millings near there for 45 0 Years (off and on) without marring the landscape...


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SIR, —Creeds and dogmas are presumably intended for the man in the street as well as for philosophers and scientists, and to the man in the street, in spite of the possible...


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the Commercial Motor publishes the following statement, not previously reported, which was made by Lord Hurcomb, Chairman of the British Transport Commission, at a recent Press...

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Reviews of the Week

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The Great Century Seventeenth-Century English Literature. By C. V. Wedgwood. Home University Series. (Geoffrey Cumberledge. 5s.) IT is much to be wished that more historians...

The Minority Mind

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Unpopular Essays. By Bertrand Russell. (Allen and Unwin 8s. 6d.) IN a preface Lord Russell explains why he has 'called these essays " unpopular." A year or two ago he wrote a...

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God's Englishmen

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England—Past, Present and Future. By Douglas Jerrold. (Dent. ios. 6d.) THERE is something enormously refreshing about an unques- tioningly held, unashamedly displayed,...


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A DREAR, wind-weary afternoon, Drenched with rain was the autumn dir ; As weary, too, though not of the wind, I fell asleep in my chair. Lost in that slumber I dreamed a dream...

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I SHOULD very much like to turn a congress of psychologists loose on—or in — Gormenghast. They would find abundant fodder, particularly, I should guess, in its concluding...