THE TABLET

A 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 V E S TR IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

V o l . 16 0 . N o . 4 ,8 27 . L ondon, N o v e m b e r 1 2 , 1 9 3 2 .

S i x p e n c e .

R e o i s t e r e d a t t h e G e n e r a l P o s t O f f i c e a s a N i w s p a p e b .

Pago

New s and No t e s .................. 621 “ Adversity” Hoover . . . 625 One-and-Fifty Voices . . . 626 Prom The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................628 E p is c o p a l E ngagements 628 Sidelights on William of Wykeham ............................ 628 R e v i e w s :

After Ottawa ................. 630 Ancient “ Modernism ” 630 The Borgia Myth . . . 631 Characters from Dickens 632

CONTENTS

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Books Received ................. 632 New Books and Music . . . 633 Westminster Catholic

Federation

634

St. David’s Home ................. 634 The Rights of Catholic

Parents ............................ 634 Ch e s s 635 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................637

L e tters to the Ed i t o r :

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Catholic Scout Groups 638 Dr. Goudge and the Pope 638 Another Answer to Dr.

Barnes ............................ 639 Plain-chant in Sweden . . . 639 London Plainsong Classes 639 E t Cj e t e r a ............................ 640 Catholic Education Notes 641 Ob it u ary ...............................6 41 The Oblates of St. Charles 642 To Friends of The Tablet 643 Coming E vents ................. 643

Orb r s Tesrarum :

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England *.............. . . . 644 Scotland ............... . . . 644 Wales ............... . . . 646 Ireland ................ . . . 646 Belgium ................ . . . 646 France ................ . . . 646 Holland ................ . . . 646 Indo-China . . . 646 Japan ................ . . . 646 P e ru ................ . . . 646 Russia ................ . . . 646 Spain ................ . . . 648 Switzerland . . . 648 U .S .A ........................... . . . 648 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 648

NOTANDA

The Decline and Fall o f Mr. Herbert Hoover. A prophecy exactly fulfilled (p. 625).

Another blow at “ Continuity.” One-and-fifty H igh Anglican clergymen deny that the “ AngloCatholicism ” o f to-day is continuous with the O x fo rd Movement o f a hundred years ago (p. 626).

Spain. Some extracts from a striking article in the Birmingham Post (p. 624).

“ Temperance Sunday.” A Catholic Note-writer’s comments on a Methodist utterance (p. 623).

Germany’s latest General Election. W hy the Centre lost five seats (pp. 621-2).

William o f Wykeham. Another instalment o f Father R obo’s “ sidelights ” on the Bishop and his times. A strong piece o f carving from the College chapel at Winchester (pp. 628-9).

St. Charles Borromeo. The feast-day celebration at Bayswater. A sermon on St. Charles and his work by the Cardinal Archbishop (p. 642).

Co-operate, co-ordinate. A note o f guidance to facilitate the work o f the Westminster Catholic Federation (p. 634).

NEWS AND NOTES U T S Royal Highness the Prince of Wales goes -*• next week to Ulster, in order to open Northern Ireland's new Parliament-House. Readers o f a recent article in The Tablet will be grieved but not surprised to hear that the disunity in Ulster will be reflected in the coming festivities. The Nationalis ts, while declaring that they do not lack respect for the Prince, explain that their presence at the inauguration o f the Ulster Parliament's stately home would imply acquiescence in the Partition o f Ireland— an arrangement which they have always denounced. Until the Royal Visit is over, we shall offer no further

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com m en t ; but we make an announcement. A Memorandum is in our hands which we have ground for regarding as the reply which the Authorities in Northern Ireland would give to the article published by The Tablet on October 15. This Memorandum we shall print verbatim ; and we shall append to it some data gathered for us by our own representatives on the spot. Thus we shall be doing our best to improve the situation in Ulster by acquainting the public with both sides o f some difficult questions in which Englishmen have lately taken too little interest.

In the chilly dawn o f last Monday morning, early risers who tuned their receiving-sets to the wavelength o f Leipsic's powerful new transmitter heard a German announcer still giving out Election results, alternating with musical items by an unflagging orchestra. But by that time English newspapers were being delivered at house-doors witli the tidings that Herr Hitler had lost ground ; that the Centre had suffered a not very serious loss o f votes ; that the Communists had raised their Parliamentary strength from 89 to 100 s ea ts ; and that Herr Hugenberg’s Nationalists, who support Chancellor von Papen, would have more than fifty seats in the new Reichstag as compared with less than forty in the old one. Later in the day, figures came through which proved that the Daily Express was wrong in saying that the Hitlerite set-back was insignificant. At the General Election which took place only fifteen weeks ago, the Nazis won 230 seats. To-day they hold only 196 ; and the votes cast in their favour have fallen from nearly fourteen millions to less than twelve millions. And it must be understood that the loss o f seats and votes is much less grave for Herr Hitler than the fact that his tide o f popularity has begun to ebb. He started his movement with a little band of only seven disciples, and its growth was rapid and uninterrupted until last summer. On Sunday, however, more than one-seventh o f his followers failed him ; and we all know that it is a black