THE TABLET A W eek ly N ew sp a p e r a n d R e v ie w


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

V o l . 162. No. 4873. L o n d o n , S e p t e m b e r 30, 1933.

S i x p e n c e .

Registered at the General. Post Office as a Newspaper

New s and Notes . . . Page . . . 417 “ The Beads’ ’ . . . 421 Clean Advertising . .. . . . 421 Buchmanism Comes to

Town .............. 422 R e v i e w s :

“ The Isle of the Blessed ” 423 From Bede to Newman 423 Anglicans and Reunion 424 A Book of Memories . .. 425 “ How Doth ------- ” . . . 425



New Books and Music . . . 426 Cardiff’ s Two Cathedrals 427 “ Ambassadors of the Workers ” .....................428 Upliolland’sGolden Jubilee 429 A Swan-Song Out of Tune 431 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) .......................... 433 Et C.e t e r a ...................... 435



Catholic Education Notes 436 Coming E vents ................ 436 Ordinations ............................ 437 Ob it u a r y .............................. 437 L etters to the E d i t o r :

Capitalism To-day . . . 438 “ The Tie and Urge of

Office ”


Or b is Terrarum :

England ............................438 Ireland ............................439 Australia ............................440


Okbis T ebbaeum ( Oontct.) :









Books Received

... ... 442







.......... 442


From The Tablet of Ninety

Years Ago


So c ia l and P eesonal 444

NOTANDA The need to re-moralize Advertising. Plain words from the H o ly Father (pp. 421, 433).

Buchmanism invades London in force. A Tablet leader-writer’s comments on this new O x ford Movement (p. 422).

The Month o f the Rosary. A little homily for those who are too proud to use the Beads (p. 421).

Upholland, past and present. The Archbishop o f Liverpool, in an address at the golden jubilee celebration, recalls some personalities and experiences in connection with the history o f the College (p. 429).

France and Italy vis-à-vis Red Russia. The Morning P ost on II Duce’s apologia. The allegory o f the Big Balloon (p. 418).

Sunday dinners in Hitlerite Germany. A n interesting experiment (p. 420).

Cardiff’s Catholic Cathedral. A recent visitor’s appreciation o f a church which is “ nearly all nave ” (p. 427).

“ Sheppey.” The pity o f Mr. Somerset Maugham’s new play (p. 431).

St. Wulstan o f Worcester. A great and neglected Saint and Englishman (p. 423).

NEWS AND NOTES H TH E Assembly of the League of Nations is

-*• again at work in Geneva. From our own correspondents, we learn that the atmosphere in which the meetings have begun is heavy with doubts, fears and suspicions. The change from an English to a French Secretary-general, synchronizing as it does with a widespread demand for a much cheaper League o f Nations, has let loose a spate of complaint and criticism. Much of it comes from disgruntled job-seekers, but some of it is. honest and wellgrounded. At the first of this year’s sessions, a deep impression was made b y the temporary

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President, Mr. Mowinckel. Availing himself of the latitude allowed to representatives of the smaller States, this candid Norwegian told the Assembly some home-truths. He fears that the League has lost ground through the abortive Economic and Disarmament Conferences. Still more remarkable was his unmistakeable allusion to the Nazis riding roughshod over individual liberty in Germany. This part of the presidential speech caused embarrassment to the exceptionally large German delegation. We do not share the pessimistic views concerning the League which are just now fashionable in the capitals of Europe, but we agree that its future will have to be different from its past.

Only by deeds, or b y brave and wise efforts to perform them, can the League, retrieve its prestige. The time for ad misericordiam speeches, o f the “ Give-the-League-a-Chance ” type, has passed, and the hour for effective work has struck. The civilized world takes it for granted that such jobs as drug-control and white-slavery prevention will be vigorously furthered ; because, even if the League o f Nations had never been brought into existence, these humanitarian activities would none the less have been internationally pursued. Therefore the League must re-accredit itself in the political and economic fields. There is the Assyrian Minority question, for exam p le ; and there is also the need for protecting racial and religious minorities very much nearer home.

It is within the power o f “ the Little Entente ” — Czechoslovakia, Jugoslavia and Rumania— to become a Great Entente ; because a large-minded, big-hearted and far-sighted treatment o f Austria and Hungary by the Three Powers o f the Little Entente would go far to establish Europe’s peace for many a day to come. Hungary, for temporary and abnormal reasons which no longer retain validity and force, was harshly punished by the Treaty of Trianon for a mistake made by her hereditary King rather than by the Hungarian nation : and there can