THE TABLET

s i W e ek ly 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 VESTR1S CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 161. No. 4,838. London, January 28, 1933.

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News and No t e s .............. 97 OremusI ............................ 101 It is Not Too L a t e ................. 102 The Redemptorists . . . . . . 102 Expose and Oppose 1 . . . 103 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years Ago ...•

Coming Events ................. 105 Review s :

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“ Daly’ s Essays ” ................. 105 The Making of Italy . . . 105 In the Wrong Jaeket . . . 106 Lewis Carroll: His

Rhymes ............................ 107 New Books and Music . . . 108

CONTENTS

Books Received

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Reunion

Sermons for the Times . .. 109 The Birmingham

Catholic

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Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ......................... 113 Chess .............. 114 Et C/etera . . . 115 Letters to the

A Recent Novel Editor : 116 National Thrift 116

Letters ( Contd. ) :

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Church Music ................. 116 “ The Chair of Unity ” Octave ............................ 116 “ The Perennial Puzzle ” 116 A United F r o n t ................. 116 “ Rot” ............................ 117 St. Alphonsus Liguori . . . 117 Catholic Education Notes . . . 118 St. Etheldreda’ s, Ely Place 119 Orb1s Terrarum :

England ............................ 120 Ireland ............................ 120 iEther ............................ 120

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Australia ............................ 121 Canada ............................ 121 China ............................ 121 France ............................ 122 India ............................ 122 Italy 122 Japan ............................ 122 M an ch u r ia ............................ 124 Russia ............................ 124 San Salvador ................. 124 Senegal ............................ 124 Spain ............................ 124 Obituary ............................ 124 Social and P ersonal . . . 124

NOTANDA “ A ll can help.” Some ways and means o f timely prayer against the nation’ s perils (p. 101).

Disarmament. A prophecy from Geneva and a j Quarterly article (p. 98).

The Light shineth. A sermon fo r Candlemas by the Lord Abbot o f Buckfast (p. 109).

Dedications o f churches. A woman’s reminder o f our English Saints and Martyrs (p. 99). ^

The methods o f Mr. James Joyce. His use o f Phoenix culpa (p. 117).

“ W e will expose : we will oppose.” A trumpet j call from the Bishop o f Ossory (p. 103).

The Redemptorist bi-centenary. Father Stebbing, C .SS .R ., concludes his account o f the Founder and the Institute (p. 102). The celebrations in England (p. 117).

M ore about the work o f the Midlands Catholic Land Association (p. 99).

The incorrigibility o f the British Broadcasting Corporation’ s Muscophils. The Toynbee Talks on Russia (p. 99).

Is L ife W orth L ivin g? The Archbishop o f Liverpool considers and answers the question at the Birmingham Catholic Reunion (p. 110).

NEWS AND NOTES B IT TER winds and piercing frosts are just now sharpening the miseries o f the poor. So efficient are our Catholic charities that money sent to them to-day or to-morrow will be buying com forts and even necessaries for the very poor by Monday. As for the direct and personal work of which we have often spoken, The Tablet gratefully acknowledges the offerings o f some big-hearted givers who refuse to be named in any list. This week’s too scanty total is augmented by ¿2 from Canada for which we are especially grateful, because we know that the donor works hard for his living and is very far from rich.

By the time our readers in Ireland are handling these leaves o f paper, they will know what is unknown to ourselves at the moment of going to press. Last Tuesday, the electors o f the Irish Free State went to the polling-booths in large numbers. We are glad to hear that nearly all of them were able to perform this civic duty without molestation, and that disturbances were few. Next week we should be able both to chronicle the full results o f the voting and to offer a comment based on first-hand communications from Irishmen on the spot.

Less than twenty weeks remain in which to compass an agreement between the U.S.A. and Great Britain concerning the instalment o f Wardebt due and payable before Midsummer. On both sides o f the Atlantic, statesmen are alive to the dangers of procrastination. Without waiting for his formal installation as President, Mr. Roosevelt is already cudgelling his own and using his friends’ brains in the hope o f devising a settlement. As for Mr. Neville Chamberlain, Chancellor o f the Exchequer in our own country, he is talking with friendly frankness to our creditors. To make a further payment in gold next June, he says, is impossible ; and this fact must be faced, with all its implications. Yet nothing is further from British desires than a repudiation o f debts. It follows that, as we cannot pay in gold, we must pay in exports. Here, however, we find ourselves looking at a high wall which seems to have in it neither welcoming doors nor hopeful windows. Although history is said to repeat itself, we cannot remember any close parallel to the present deadlock. It is true that the Chancellor has proposed another remedy ; namely, a great reduction in our purchases from the U.S.A., with a view to diminishing our adverse trade balance. Such action on Great Britain’s part would increase Unemployment in the States and would make the plight of farmers in that country almost desperate ; and therefore we sincerely hope that deliverance may be found through an expansion o f international trade and

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