November 24, 1934

THE TABLET ¿ 1 W e ek 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 INCCEPTIS V E S T R IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 164. No. 4933. London, November 24, 1934.

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News and No t e s .............. Page 649 Model of Parliaments 653 A Minister of Holidays— V. 653 A Portrait of Blessed Cuth­

bert M a y n e ......................... 655 The English Martyrs , 657 “ The Cornhill Magazine ” 657 R eview s : M odernism ......................... 657

One-and-Fifty Ounces . . . 658 The Romance of Science 658 A Convert’s T a l e .............. 659

CONTENTS

Books Received ................. 659 New Books and Music . . . 660 The Divinely Ordained

A p o s t o la t e ............................ 660 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’ s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 665 Letters to the Ed it o r :

“ A.T.”

668

Sir Oswald Mosley . . . 668 Obituary ............................ 668

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Et Ce t e r a ......................... 669 Catholic Education Notes . . . 670 From The Tablet of Long

A g o .................................... 670 The Converts’ Aid Society 670 Orbis Terrarum:

England

Scotland

Wales

Ireland

Canada

France

Germany

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Orbi s Terrarum :

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India ....................... 673 Portugal ........................ 673 Spain ........................ 673 The Saar ........................ 674 Y u g o s la v ia ........................ 674 Coming Events ............. 674 Cardinal Bourne ............. 676 The Catholic Relief Com mittee for Russia

676

Social and P ersonal .. 676 Chess ................................... 676

NOTANDA

A new session o f Parliament. The grand opportunity o f Lords and Gentlemen (p. 653).

Cardinal Pietro Gasparri. A brief glance at a great career (p. 665).

Ballot or Questionnaire? W h y the longer word is better in the case o f the League o f Nations Union’s Five Questions (p. 649).

“ Just, inevitable and obligatory.” Some Tablet Notes on false and true pacifism lead up to the Sovereign Pontiff’s description o f a truly defensive war (p. 651).

Blessed Cuthbert Mayne. The interesting story o f a painting lost and a mezzotint found. With a reproduction o f Fournier’ s engraving (p. 655).

Slag-heaps again. Flow the Government’s “ Amenity Trusts ” may realize an old item in The Tablet’s programme against Unemployment (p. 653).

Some defects in the much-praised speech o f General Smuts. A faulty diagnosis o f Germany’s Hitleritis (p. 650).

Mexico. A bombshell for bigots who hoped that Catholics alone would bear the brunt o f persecution (p. 651).

NEWS AND NOTES A /IO C K IN G November’s murk, London and countless other cities, towns and villages are bursting into a bloom of bunting and garlands and coloured lights in honour o f a wedding-day. Next Thursday is to see the nuptials (first, according to Anglican and, second, according to Orthodox rites) of His Royal Highness the Duke o f Kent and that beautiful Princess Marina who, even before her marriage, has become a favourite of the people. The Catholics of this realm heartily associate themselves with the national rejoicings and pray that the royal

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bride and bridegroom may be truly “ a happy pair ” not only on the Day which is conventionally linked with that well-worn phrase, but to the very end o f their lives.

By the people of La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, the Paraguayan victories in El Gran Chaco have been minimized. None the less, it is clear that the Bolivians have been enormously weakened through their recent losses of guns,men, and strategic positions In these circumstances, many lovers of peace are in despair. They fear either that the dreadful struggle will go on or that victorious Paraguay will impose peace-terms which will leave Bolivia brooding for revenge. But there is another alternative. Now that Paraguay, the smaller and weaker of the belligerents, has won military laurels, she has her Christian opportunity of gilding her name with the more resplendent glory o f magnanimity. Although these two poor States lie landlocked in a far-off continent, an uplift to the cause of Peace in every land would be powerfully felt if only they would clasp hands and say “ Henceforth let us work together.” El Gran Chaco itself is a meatless bone to wrangle o v e r ; and if Paraguay could give free respiration to stifled Bolivia b y conceding mutually advantageous facilities for transport up and down the Pilcomayo River this terrible War might ultimately come to be remembered only as a letting of bad blood.

All sorts of communications have come to us about the so-called “ Peace Ballot ” of the League of Nations Union ; but nobody has cleared up for us the verbal obscurity in the Yellow Paper of which we spoke last week. Some o f our friends, however, make interesting remarks which we epitomize in the Notes next following.

" Ballot ” is a term to which several of our readers take exception. “ Consult the dictionaries,” says one, “ and you ’ll find that ballots are commonly associated with the idea of secrecy.” This is true.