August 4, 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 GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCtEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 164. No. 4917. London, August 4, 1934.

Sixpence.

R eg is tered at the General P ost Off ic e as a New spape r .

New s and No t e s ...........129 The Rights of Austria . . . 133 The Fulda Pastoral . . . 134 “ A Latin Altar and Vestments ” ......................... 134 R e v ie w s :

Victoria in Widowhood . . . 135 Outstanding Novels . . . 136 Domesday’s Bonnagaie . . . 136 Beaura-ing and Banneux 137 “ La Messe en Occident” 137 Books Received .............. 137 New Books and Music . . . 138

CONTENTS

Joint Pastoral Letter of

Page the Diocesan Bishops of Germany ............................ 138 Ileavenfield. A St. Oswald's

Day Pilgrimage ................. 143 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 145 Chancellor Dollfuss................. 146 Prize Day at the Oratory

School ............................ 147 The Cambridge Summer

School ............................ 147

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E t Ca e t e r a ............................1 48 Catholic Education Notes 149 L etters to th e E d i t o r :

Fontevrault in England 149 “ Gradually Catholicized ” 149 Bulwell’s New Church . . . 150 From The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ............................ 150 Ob it u ary ...............................1 50 Or b is T errarum :

England ............................ 151 Scotland ............................ 151 Ireland ............................ 152 Australia ............................ 152

Or b i s Terrarum ( Oontd.) :

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Belgian Congo ................. 152 China ............................ 152 France ............................ 152 Germany ............................ 152 India 152 Spain ............................ 154 U.S.A....................................... 154 W. A f r i c a ............................ 154 London Matriculation Re­

sults

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So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 156 Ch e s s 156

N O T A N D A The H o ly Father’s Villegiatura at Castel Gandolfo (p. 146).

Next year’s Silver Jubilee o f His Majesty’s Accession. Some suggestions (p.-129).

The Fulda Pastral o f the German Bishops. The Tablet offers the first instalment o f the German text and o f an English version (pp. 134, 138-143).

The Rights o f Austria. A memorable speech by Engelbert Dollfuss and a cancelled news-bulletin from Berlin (p. 133).

Death o f President von Hindenburg. Herr Hitler’s haste to be both President and Chancellor (p. 130).

“ A Latin Altar and Vestments.” One more indelicate story o f a “ loan ” on shipboard to Protestant clergymen (p. 134).

London Matriculation. A long list o f passes secured by students from our Catholic schools and colleges (p. 154).

NEWS AND NOTES TF God so will, the Silver Jubilee of our gracious

King— that is to say, the twenty-fifth anniversary o f His Majesty’s accession to the Throne— will be celebrated throughout the Empire during the Spring o f next year. Accession Day (May 6) is to be a Bank Holiday. As the Easter Monday o f 1935 falls on April 22 and the Whit Monday on June 10, the secular holiday will not stand half way between the two Christian feasts ; but it will be a welcome break. Mr. Thorne’s request that employers, looking well ahead, shall arrange to pay their men wages for the day o f stopped work is a good one, which the Government ought to encourage.

His Majesty has expressed two wishes for this Jubilee. He desires “ celebrations cn a local basis ” N ew S e r ie s . Vol. CXXXII. N o . 4316.

wherever practicable ; and he deprecates “ undue expenditure.” The local idea is excellent. Instead o f flocking to London and other great centres, the people should, as Mr. Baldwin said, “ observe the occasion near their own homes.” There are fine opportunities here. Even the smaller country towns can make a brave show if they wall mobilize all their forces. Local dramatic societies, o f which there are more than ten thousand in Great Britain, might produce short and vivid pageants, helped by the massed singers and instrumentalists o f the district. Cricket matches and tennis tournaments, adjusted to the rigours of a time-table, could be included ; and, of course, there will be parades o f Territorials in the larger centres and o f Scouts and Guides in the smaller. We mention these obvious details in the hope that Catholics will bestir themselves early, with a view to finding the widest possible fields of co-operation with our fellow-Britons o f other communions. Catholic rule and practice against " united services ” are already well known ; but our inability to participate in such functions is all the more reason why we should identify ourselves with the other rejoicings to the utmost o f our power.

While “ undue ” expenditure is to be discouraged by His Majesty, we trust that “ due ” expenditure will be voted on an adequate scale. The nation as a whole will not be one penny the worse off for celebrating the Silver Jubilee in a manner worthy of the Imperial Crown. Many of the clock-towers and other public memorials of Queen Victoria’s two Jubilees were so ignobly designed that they disfigure rather than adorn the streets or market-places in which they s ta n d ; and we must not go wrong again in that way. Moreover, mere clock-towers are obsolescent. In large villages and little towns it may soon come to pass that there will be minarets carrying what we may call community “ wireless ” receivers, round which the folk will be able to hear the evening’s news, election results and official announcements.