August 25, 1934

THE TABLET

¿ 4 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 VESTRIS CONSTANTEK MANE ATI S

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

Vol. 164. No. 4920. London, August 25, 1934.

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R eg is tered a t th® General P o s t Off ic e as a New s p a p e r .

New s and No t e s .......... 225 Ninety and N e i n ..........229 A Minister of Holidays—

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II ....................................... 230 Sauce for the Gander . . . 231 R e v ie w s : —

Peace With Honour . . . 231 The Higher C a l l ..........231 By Father James . . . 232 Alexander the Corrector 232 For Old and Young . . . 233 New Books and Music . . . 233

CONTENTS

Last Sunday Afternoon at

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Walsingham, and Last Sunday Morning at Norwich .......................................234 Coming E ve n t s .................. 238 L e tters to the Ed i t o r :

“ Gradually Catholicized ” 238 24.00 239 Walsingham ................. 239 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 241 The Melbourne Eucharistic

Congress ............................ 242 E t Ce t e r a .............................. 243

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Catholic Education Notes . . . 244 The Deer Abbey Pilgrimage 244 Reconciliation in the Russian Church

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Notes for Musicians . . . 246 Ob it u ary ................ . . . 246 Books Received . . . 246 The “ Congress on holism ” .............. Alco. . . 247 Liverpool Cathedral . . . 247 The Ex-Combatants Pilgrimage to Lourdes . . . 247 Or b is T e rrarum :

England .............. . . . 248 Ireland .............. . . . 248

O r b is Terr arum ( Contd.) :

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Argentina ............................248 Belgium ............................ 249 Canada ............................ 249 France ............................ 249 India ............................250 Persia ............................ 250 Poland ............................ 250 The Saar ............................ 250 Spain ............................ 250 Uganda ............................ 252 U.S.A.......................................252 Prom The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 252 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 252 Ch e s s .......................................... 252

NOTANDA Last Sunday’s National Pilgrimage to Norwich and to Walsingham. A memorable and crowded Day (pp. 234-238).

Chancellor Kurt von Schuschnigg. His character and career (p. 228).

The Free State’s troubles and perils. A Tablet note-writer faces a problem which can wait no longer (p. 226).

Eucharistic Congresses. Some details, from Buenos Aires, in advance o f the official programme ( p. 2 4 8 ) ; and an interesting announcement in connection with the coming Congress at Melbourne (P- 242).

More about “ a Minister o f Holidays. A Medical Officer o f Health’s perturbing remarks (p. 230).

“ J a ” and “ N e in ” in Germany. Some reflections on last Sunday’s Plebiscite (p. 229).

Russia and the League o f Nations. A spirited protest from Switzerland (p. 225).

On the crest o f Sliabh Phadraig. The beginning o f a great memorial at Saul in honour o f Ireland’s Apostle (p. 248).

NEWS AND NOTES TT is not confirmed that Russia will apply next *■ month for membership in the League of Nations. Our own best friend in Geneva informs us, however, that such a possibility is being discussed and that many well-informed persons expect the application to be made. He adds that there may be an attempt to rush the business through with as little preliminary announcement as possible. We assure Lord Cecil and his friends that their coming ballot on Great Britain’s continuance as a member of the League would be imperilled b y any sharp practice in favour of Russia. The Osservatore

N ew S e r ie s . Vol. CXXXII. No. 4319.

Romano has just published some strong remarks which dot the i ’s and cross the t ’s o f our recent article “ The League’s Temptation.” Our Vatican confrère raises a juridical point of great interest and importance ; namely, that some of the League’s Member-States have never recognized the Soviets. But the Osservatore goes deeper than this and says plainly that morally, as well as juridically, Russia has no right to be at Geneva. Dealing with the old argument that Bolshevist Russia ought to be welcomed into the com ity o f nations in order that more civilized peoples may soften her barbarianism, the Vatican City organ makes a reasonable demand for Russia’s admission only on appropriate and rigorous conditions. Otherwise, predicts the Osservatore, we shall see Russia influencing Europe instead o f Europe influencing Russia.

Bravo, Switzerland! Travellers whose knowledge of the Swiss people is restricted to the few thousands o f Swiss engaged in hotel-keeping and in other services to tourists have given currency to the false notion that the Swiss people as a whole are a servile and tippable race, with no ideals above francs and centimes. W e learn, however, that a movement several times mentioned in these Notes is gathering force in Switzerland. Christian inhabitants o f that country resent extremely the prospect of letting a pack of Russians dig themselves in at Geneva under cover o f League membership. Pressure will be put on the Swiss Government to vote against any such admission of Russia to the League. This we hear from our own friends in Switzerland. The Daily Telegraph’s Geneva Correspondent goes further and says that, in the event o f Russia becoming a member, “ extreme elements in Switzerland are prepared to state in public that the presence of the League on Swiss territory in such circumstances would be unwelcome.”

Apologists for Moscow are to be so active among us during the coming autumn that speakers on our side must prime themselves with up-to-date facts.