June 2, 1934

THE TABLET y l W e e k ly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w

DUM VOBIS GRATÜLAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

VOL. 16 3 . No. 4908.

London, June 2, 1934.

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News and No t e s ................. 681 Neglectors of the Press . . . 685 Land! Land! ................. 686 B o o k-1 e a r n i n’ in the

U.S.S.R................................... 688 “ The Little House ” in the

Vatican G ardens.................689 University of London

Catholics ............................ 689 Coming Events ................. 689 R eview s :

Tales of a Grandfather . . . 690 Quality ............................ 690 Modern M ission s ................. 690 The Saint of Turin 691

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Books Received ................. 692 New Books and Music . . . 692 The Cardinal’s Trinity

Sunday P a s to ra l ................. 693 Catholic Principles and

Social P r o b le m s ................. 694 Chess 695 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’ s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 697 The Crusade of Rescue Ball 698 Obituary ............................ 699

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Et C/e t e r a ............................ 700 Cardinal Bourne’s Jubilee 701 O r d in a t io n s ............................ 701 Letters to the Ed it o r :

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Hospital S u n d a y .................702 “ A Good Cheap Church ” 702 Altars “ versus Populum ” 702 Our Rank-and-File . . . 703 Prom Professor Gilbert Murray ............................ 703 St. Yves ............................703 Catholic Education Notes... 704

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England ........................ 705 Wales ....................... 706 Ireland ......................... 707 Canada ......................... 707 China ....................... 708 France ......................... 708 Spain ......................... 708 Convent Schools in Conference ......................... 708 Social and Personal .. 708

NOTANDA

The Cardinal Archbishop’s fast-approaching Golden Jubilee. The offerings o f the faithful (p. 701).

W ork on the Land fo r Catholic boys. A promising scheme (p. 686).

A piquant excerpt from Pravda. H ow a leading Bolshevist journal appraises the triumphs o f Soviet education (p. 688).

Cardinal Bourne’s gentle reproof to neglectors o f the Catholic Press. A Catholic leader-writer on their neglect (p. 685).

The Catholic Education C ouncil: its work and its needs. Some notes by The Tablet’s Educational Correspondent (p. 704).

Russia and the League o f Nations. Out o f a Kremlin Ambassador’s mouth The Tablet takes a reason fo r hesitation (p. 682).

Social justice. The C.S.G. rally in West London. Points from the speeches (p. 694).

Presbyterianism and Anglicanism. A case in which the proposed Union or Intercommunion has long been a fa it accompli (p. 683).

Five thousand miles to Mass and back. An uplifting story from Wilpshire (p. 700).

NEWS AND NOTES T IK E the German Reich, the Republic of ■*—1' Czechoslovakia has a Grand Old Man as Chiefof-State. Dr. Masaryk, who has just been re-elected to the Presidency, begins another septennium of high office at the age o f 84. He is three years junior to President von Hindenburg. According to the Constitution a Czechoslovakian President cannot be re-elected more than once, but the letter o f the law is broken, b y common consent, in the case o f this highly respected patriot.

N ew S e r ie s . Vol. CXXXI. No. 4307.

Terrible and shameful are the dispositions of Bolivia towards Paraguay and of Paraguay towards Bolivia. These two States, both speaking the same language and professing the same Faith, are declaring that their fratricidal strife cannot any longer be carried on according to the usages o f civilized peoples and must now sink to the level o f reprisals on a basis of Frightfulness. There have been threats such as the shooting o f prisoners and the gassing o f non-combatants. It seems to us that the time has come for the Powers o f the New World and the Old to do more than lay an embargo upon the replenishment of these belligerents’ arsenals. The two States ought to be warned that, in default of a truce, the diplomatic representatives o f Bolivia and Paraguay will be handed their passports in every capital to which they are accredited, while the Ministers of all the Powers will be withdrawn from La Paz and Asuncion. Simultaneously, all consular and banking services ought to cease, except for the protection, on Red Cross lines, o f whatever can be salved from the wreck. There are objections, we admit, to such a plan. For instance, there is the objection that rich and strong Powers would be practically coercing two poor and landlocked States out o f their sovereignties. On the other hand, the taking of such a course might carry mankind a long step forward towards the suppression o f W a r ; because, if the experiment succeeded against Bolivia and Paraguay it could be repeated, if occasion arose, against more considerable disturbers o f the peace. What we are recommending is practically the scheme set forth last year by Lord Howard of Penrith.

While Bolivia and Paraguay not only remain at daggers drawn but are dipping the daggers’ points in poisons, Colombia and Peru have ended their quarrel concerning Leticia, a landing-place on the Amazon so poor that we do not find it named even by the most recent map-makers. The credit for this happy issue must be divided. First, the Peruvians have had the grace to admit that they were mainly in the wrong. Second, a Brazilian