THE TABLET A W eek 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 V E STR IS CONSTANTER MAN EAT IS

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

Vol. 1 6 1 . No. 4,842. London, F e b ru a r y 25, 1933.

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News and No t e s ................. 225 Lent with the Breviary . . . 229 An Approach to Techno­

cracy ....................................... 230 A Sidelight upon Oates’s

P l o t ....................................... 232 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................233 R e v ie w s : The Soul of the Church . . . 233

Some Paulist Addresses 234 The Ordered World . . . 234 Early A s t ron om y ................. 235

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New Books and Music . . . 236 Books Received ................. 237 Liverpool Cathedral . . . 238 A Nottingham Chapel . . . 239 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 241 Catholic Education Notes . . . 242 Obituary ............................ 243 Et C/ETERA............................ 244

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L etters to the Ed it o r :

The Ravenna Congress . . . 245 A Point of Exegesis' . . . 245 Catholic Help for the Un­

employed ............................246 “ Greater Limerick” . . . 246 The New Paganism . . . 247 The East London Rally . . . 247 W i l l s ....................................... 248 Coming Events ................. 248 Orbi s Terrarum :

England ............................ 248

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Orb i s Terrarum (Oontd.) Scotland ......................... 249 Wales .............. ... 250 Ireland .............. 250 Central Africa ... 250 China .............. 250 France .............. 250 Germany .............. 251 India .............. 251 Spain .............. 251 So c ia l and P ersonal 252 Ch e s s ............................ 252

NOTANDA The approach o f Lent. A Tablet leader-writer on the Breviary and Modern L ife (p. 229).

Archbishop Goodier’s new book, on the Catholic’s Inner L ife (p. 233).

A Bishop’s memorial. The restoration o f the chapel o f the Blessed Sacrament at Nottingham (p. 239).

Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral described by its architect. Particulars o f a building that is to be “ an abiding witness in stone to the faith o f the age that built it ” (p. 238).

Russian Butter again. H ow Siberian produce has passed fo r “ Devon Vale ” (p. 227).

A complaint from a Senator o f the Irish Free State. A rejoinder on Shades (p. 246).

“ Radiocracy.” A Morning Post investigator’ s dread o f “ a Race o f Mental Robots ” (p. 228).

Germany’ s General Election. Herr Hitler’s determination to retain power and to use it dictatorially (p. 225).

The condemned church o f St. Mary in Charing Cross Road. Its connection with Titus Oates’ s plot (p. 232).

Far Eastern policy o f His Majesty’s Government next Monday ; so we will do no more than express the opinion that Japan’s claim to be regarded as an upholder o f law and order rather than as a selfish aggressor must not be lightly flung aside.

South and Central American affairs are, but ought not to be, largely eclipsed from British readers by the more showy bulk o f Far Eastern events. A lamentable dispute is just now estranging Peru from Colombia ; and, owing to the geographical factor in the case, Brazil may be dragged into the trouble. Leticia, the riverside town which has become the bone o f contention, is so small a place that it is not mentioned among the scores o f thousands o f place-names in a famous Encyclopaedia which lies before us, nor do we find it on the very latest map o f Colombia in the new Herder WorldAtlas, published in Germany only last month. But when nations want to quarrel, any pretext will do. Already the Colombian Legation in Lima has been sacked. This hooligan act does not mean that Peru is in the wrong, but it is regrettable that it was not prevented. Happily it is within our knowledge that pacificatory forces are at work behind the scenes ; so there is something for men o f goodwill to pray for.

NEWS AND NOTES T O -DAY, this once wide world is narrowed by the straitness o f a universal distress. Although Manchukuo, Japan and China are in the Very Far East according to the maps, they and their peoples deeply concern the West. Yellow men killed thousands o f miles away are no less dead than white men slain under our very eyes, and the grief o f their widows and orphans cries no less loudly to heaven. W e write these lines fearing the worst in Jehol, and yet hoping against hope for the best. It is announced that our nation’s elected representatives will have their opportunity o f discussing the

New Series. Vol. CXXIX. No. 4,241.

Writing, on Sunday night, from the midst o f the trouble, a German correspondent gives us poor news o f the General Election campaign in his distracted country. The Nazi response to the “ Give-Hitlera-chance ” slogan is “ We are not taking chances.” The political maxim of the Hitler-Hugenberg com bination seems to be “ a Bird in the Hand is worth Two in the Bush.” They smile at the notion that their moral authority would be immeasurably greater if their rule were based upon a clear NaziNationalist majority in the Reichstag, honestly won at a free and fair Election. Our Prussian friend says :

Power—dictatorial power—-for many years to come, is all our new rulers want. A democratic mandate does not interest them. Or, to speak more exactly, it amuses them