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 V E S TR IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 161. No. 4854.

London, M a y 20, 1933.

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New s and No t e s .................. 617 Everyman’s Battlefield . . . 621 The Coming Conference . . . 622 Cinderella Loquitur . . . 623 The Catholicity of the

Reformers

From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 625 R e v ie w s :

623

More “ Adventure Philo­

sophy ”

“ Cum Essem Parvulus ” 627 Father Martindale on the

Holy Year ................. 628

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R e v i e w s , (Contd.) :

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Baslers, Bernese and Z u r ch e r s ............................ 628 By the Bishop of Oklahoma ............................ 628 New Books and Music . . . 629 Books Received ................. 630 Altenberg ............................ 630 Coming E vents .................. 631 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 633

ENTS

L etters to the Ed i t o r :

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A Point of Exegesis . . . 635 Diocesan Censures . . . 635 Flags for Flying . .. 635 The Roman Association . . . 635 The National Pilgrimage to

Lourdes ............................ 635 E t Ce t e r a .............................. 636 Catholic Education Notes 637 Dr. Downey at Sunderland 638 C.O.M. Festival at Westminster ............................ 638 Ob it u a r y .............................. 638 W i l l s .......................................... 638

Orbi s T err arum :

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England ............................ 639 Ireland ............................ 640 A r g e n t in a ............................ 641 Canada ............................ 641 China ............................ 641 Egypt ............................ 642 France ............................642 Japan . . . . . . ... 642 San Salvador ................. 642 South Africa ................. 644 U.S.A...................................... 644 Archbishop Ilsley’ s Memo­

rial ....................................... 644 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 644 Chess ............................ 644

NOTANDA A prolific week in world-politics. President Roosevelt’ s appeal and Chancellor Hitler’s speech (p. 617).

London as a Conference City. What individual citizens can do during the Economic Conference (p. 622).

“ Bellicosity ” on the Battlefield o f Life. A Tablet leader-writer attempts a charitable interpretation o f Herr von Papen’ s recent speech (p. 621).

Very bad luck at Tristan da Cunha. H ow another Catholic priest nearly visited the islanders (p. 619).

The Co-operative Nezvs and The Tablet’s revelations. A reply with nothing in it (p. 618).

Concluding his examination o f an Anglican “ Open Letter,” Dr. Messenger deals with its contentions as to the Catholicity o f the Reformers (p. 623).

Cardinal Cerretti. An outline o f his career in the service o f the Church. H is Eminence’s touching Spiritual Testament (p. 633).

NEWS AND NOTES jC 'ROM the New World to the Old come solemn words. President Roosevelt, in a Message to the four-and-fifty States which are taking part in the Economic and Disarmament Conferences, pleads earnestly that those two Conferences must speed up their work. He goes so far as to say that “ the happiness and prosperity, the very lives of the men and women who inhabit the whole world are bound up in the decisions ” which their Governments must soon make. In a commentary on this worldmessage, the President explains to his own people that Disarmament is both vital and possible. “ The way to disarm is to disarm,” says Mr. Roosevelt ; and, in another epigram, he warns intransigent statesmen that " a selfish victory is always destined to ultimate defeat.”

More important than this Washington Message in itself are its implications and tendencies. By recommending Mr. MacDonald’s Disarmament plan, as well as in other ways, Mr. Roosevelt seems to adumbrate a joint leadership by the Englishspeaking peoples in world-affairs ; and Mr. MacDonald is clearly inspired by a similar hope.

Herr Hitler’s eagerly awaited speech on Germany’s foreign policy is being applauded as a “ Declaration o f Peace.” Is it sincere or is it a clever attempt to make France appear odious-? Events will soon shout out the answer. Meanwhile The Tablet warns an easy-going public that the speech is already being used as a plea for almost complete British disarmament. Herr Hitler says that Germany will destroy her whole military establishment if the other States will do the same ; and Mr. Lansbury blithely replies “ Take Hitler at his word and disarm.” The trouble is that Nazism, while loudly proclaiming that Communism is the enemy, has just renewed her treaty with Communist Russia, where cheap labour, directed by German brains, is turning out tanks, big guns, gas-bombs and smallarms on an enormous scale. If all of us, Germany included, were demilitarized to-morrow, Germany would still have millions of drilled athletes ready to turn into fully-armed soldiers at very short notice. In short, we repeat what we have said for 3'ears. The crux o f Disarmament is R u s s ia ; yet our statesmen bury their ostrich-like heads in the sand.

Of late, German politics have overshadowed the politics o f France. We are warned, however, by Frenchmen on the spot, that events are preparing which will compel attention. Italy is suspicious of French policy to an extent which encourages Germany in her attempts to put France in the wrong over Disarmament. M. Herriot has returned from Washington and seems to be coveting another term as Premier. One o f our best-informed friends adds that a strain will be put on the Entente Cordiale.

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