The Tablet, December 2, 1933.

WITH LITERARY SUPPLEMENT: FIFTY-SIX PAGES.

THE TABLET

A Weekly N ew spaper and R ev iew DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANE ATIS

F rom the B r i e f o f H i s H o l in e s s P iu s I X to T h e T ablet, June 4,1870.

Vol. 162. No. 4882.

London, December 2, 1933.

Sixpence.

R egistered at the General P ost Office as a Newspaper.

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News and No t e s ...................713 The Comfort of Advent . . . 717 S’ il Vous Plait, Marianne! 718 Two Soviet Text-Books . . . 719 Accident to the Archbishop o f C a r d i f f ............................... 720 Catholic Education Notes . . . 720 Obituary ............................... 721 Professor Halecki in London 722 The Catholic Women’s

League . . . ................722

CONTENTS

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L etters to the Editor :

Abbot Chapman and St.

Cyprian __ . . . — 724 Cardinal Newman and

Scripture _

724

Divided Allegiance................ 724 Episcopal Engagements 724 Ch e s s ...........................................7 25 Correspondence :

Romo (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from ) ...............................727

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Cardinal Bourne

. . . 728

Next F r i d a y ................ . . . 728 Westminster Cathedral . . . 728 Catholic Evidence . . . . . . 729 E t Ce t e r a ............... . . . 730 Orb i s Terrarum:

England ............... . . . 731 Scotland ................ . . . 732 Ireland ................ . . . 732 Afghanistan . . . 732 Canada ................ . . . 732

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Orb is Terrarum ( Oontd.) Ceylon ...............................7 34 China 734 France ...........................734 India 734 Spain ...............................734 The Bahamas ...................736 The Gold C o a s t ...................7 36 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o .............................. 736 Coming Events ...................736 Social and P ersonal . . . 736

NOTANDA Unwelcome news from two Archbishops’ Houses. Cardinal Bourne’s set-back and Dr. Mostyn’s accident (pp. 720, 728).

Advent again. A Tablet leader-writer speaks o f its com fort as well as its warning (p. 717).

“ A Franco-British Alliance.” An article by Viscount Rothermere examined. The lessened cordiality o f the Entente Cordiale (p. 718).

Spain’s General Election. A survey, by The Tablet’s Own Correspondent, of results to date (p. 736).

Five Catholic Land Movements and their one quarterly organ. Encouraging news in Land fo r the People (p. 715).

“ A fter Hours.” What both Church and State may do to direct the people’s leisure (p. 714).

Canadian versus Russian softwoods. Some more facts, figures and comments (p. 716).

Education for small children in Soviet Russia. A “ workman’s primer ” and what it contains (p. 719).

In a Literary Supplement, The Tablet’s reviewers appreciate very many new books fo r old and young readers (pp. 741-768).

NEWS AND NOTES L VEN in those countries where Paternal Govern-

ment is mainly repugnant to the inhabitants, it is admitted to-day that the State must help some o f its individual citizens to make the best use o f their spare time. With not enough work to go round, and with machinery still reducing the need fo r human labour, men and women have more leisure than at any previous stage o f civilization’s progress; and this abundance o f leisure will grow. Everybody knows that machines have hugely curtailed the jobs which men were accustomed to do; but it is less widely recognized that even housewives

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are getting relief. The advertisements o f new soaps, gas-cookers, stocking-menders, washingmachines, chopped suets, stoned raisins, and other work-saving novelties exaggerate when they show us a servantless housewife, cosily reading a novel, with all her morning’s work done, and the clock pointing to ten minutes past eleven; but it is nevertheless true that housewives whose grandmothers could hardly cope with the day’s tasks are now able to get through and to enjoy some leisure as well.

Six years ago, when staying in an Italian albergo, we were pleasantly disturbed by much coming and going in the cobbled street outside and by cheerful noises issuing from the many windows o f a near-by building. The place turned out to be a “ Dopolavoro ” centre, which may be translated as the “ A fter W ork-hours” organization, fathered by Signor Mussolini’s Government. Turning “ Dopolavoro ” into German words o f precisely the same meaning, Herr Hitler’s colleagues are establishing a “ Nach der Arbeit ” movement. The N .D .A . officials, as they are called for short, will try to Nazify the old Volkshailser or Maisons du peuple which used to exist in cities where Socialism was strong. With plenty o f money to spend, and perhaps with confiscatory powers, N .D .A . expects to make the evenings o f German workers very bright. There are to be gymnasia, rooms for table-games, picture theatres, old-style theatres, and halls for music, “ all o f the very best.” In short, Hans will be regimented in play-time as well as in work-time and in drill-time, and his entertainment will be laced with the official ideology; but he will not be neglected.

In England, as far back as Mid-Victorian times, religious bodies and individual philanthropists have been doing an immense amount o f work to enliven the leisure o f those whose narrow homes are not adapted to evenings o f family comradeship and hap