THE TABLET s i W e e k l y N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MAN EATIS

From the Brief o f His Holiness Pius IX to The Tablet, June 4,1870.

Vol. 159. No. 4,786.

London, January 30, 1932.

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New s and No t e s ..........12,9 The Twig T h e o r y ......... 133 A Eucharistic Miracle : The Hosts of Siena* ................. 135 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o .................... 136 R e v i e w s :

The Protestant Legend ... 136 Science, Industry and

Religion ............................ 137 Slovakia ............................ 138 At Mobile, U.S.A. . . . 138 In Search of Unity . . . 138

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New Books and Music . . . 139 Encyclical Letter ................. 140 Two Episcopal Consecrations 144 E p is c o p a l E ngagements 144 Coming E ve n t s ................. 144 CORRESPONDENCE :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 147 Monsignor Canon Surmont 149 Ch e s s ....................................... 149

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E t C/ete ra ........................... 150 Catholic Education Notes . .. 151 St. Dunstan’s School, Gun-

nersbury ......................... 152 A Garden City in Africa ... 153 Or b is T errarum :

England, Scotland and Wales ......................... 154 Ireland ......................... 155 Austria ......................... 155 Czechoslovakia .............. 155

Orb is Terra rum ( Oontd.) :

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France ........................ 155 Hungary ........................ 156 I t a l y ................................... 156 Mexico ........................ 156 Poland ........................ 157 Spain ........................ 158 Switzerland ............. 158 Syria ........................ 158 Ob it u ary .......................... 158 So c ia l and P ersonal .. 160 Books Received .............. 160

NOTANDA The Encyclical L u x veritatis. The text, in English, continued and concluded (p . 140).

A Call to A ll. The P r in ce ’ s noble appeal f o r mutual helpfulness (p . 129).

President Z am o ra ’ s weakness. A surrender to the violent L e f t (p . 130).

“ T h e T w ig T h e o ry .” H ow the Convocations o f Canterbury and Y o r k have wrecked the fam ous Branch Theory. A Tablet leader-w riter asks a question (p . 133).

M on s ig n or Canon Surmont. The Cardinal A rch b ish op ’ s tribute to his late V icar-G eneral (p. 149).

Russia’ s machinations at sea-ports. A n d an Am erican observer’ s notes on her internal condition (p. 131).

The L itu rgy at Lincoln. Som e Septuagésima impressions (p. 132).

D om Basil Whelan, O .S .B ., recounts the story o f the incorrupt H osts o f Siena (p . 135).

Education. A n o th er secondary day school in the A rch d io cese o f Westm inster (p. 152).

In the Belgian Congo. Elizabethville, a Garden City in the heart o f A f r ic a (p. 153).

NEWS AND NOTES r T O all his fellow -countrym en, and especially to A the younger men and women, th e Prince o f Wales has uttered ringing words. His R oya l H igh ness warns us b o th against defeatism and against that la zy optim ism which dopes its victim s b y such tags as “ There’s a G ood Time Coming ” and “ W e shall muddle th rou gh.” The Prince roundly called depression and apathy “ the D ev il ’s own ” which we must chase out o f our midst. Best o f all, he pleaded earnestly fo r the more widespread application o f a social rem edy which has been urged again and again in our own Tablet a r t ic le s ; namely, p len ty o f

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personal service to our unfortunate neighbour, over and above what organized benevolence is doing through the philanthropic societies. " I am not asking anyone to launch another organization,” said the Prince ; and he emphasised these wise w ords b y adding “ Far from it ! ”

Under the leadership o f a true Prince who, despite the slightness o f his physique, is one o f the manliest and keenest o f Britons, all o f us ought t o close up our ranks and press forw ard to v ic to ry against “ the D ev il 's Own.” The Tablet’s part in this high business will be as in the past, t o suggest p ractical courses o f “ p rom p t and direct personal service ” ; and we shall w e lcom e any useful letters t o the E d ito r t o the same end.

T o -m o r row ’ s— Sexagesima Sunday’s— Gospel has a warning fo r us. T o -d ay the echoes o f the Prince’s human speech are still stirring in our hearts and most o f us want t o “ d o som ething.” But th e o ld danger awaits us. The message o f H is R o y a l Highness, vibrating w ith truly Christian p ity fo r our neighbour, m ay quickly becom e sterile, like th e seed that fell upon stones o r am ong thorns. Let us be am ong those who receive the call t o unselfish service in corde bono et optimo. The striking Latin bids us not on ly be good-hearted in this matter bu t to set about it " w ith the very best o f hearts.”

E ven when the Party System was in full blast, much cou ld have been urged against the dem and fo r absolute unanim ity in the Governm ent o f the day. The doctrine o f a Cabinet’ s collective responsibility was pushed to o far. One o f its bad effects was t o narrow a Prem ier’s field o f choice when he was filling such posts as the Ministry o f E ducation. E xcellent men had t o be passed over, because th ey were not, first and forem ost, politicians who cou ld b e trusted to support the Party through th ick and thin.

I f a ll-round Ministerial unanim ity was n o t found to be an unm ixed blessing when th e Governm ent