The Tablet, December 8, 1934.

WITH LITERARY SUPPLEMENT: FIFTY-SIX PAGES.

THE TABLET y l Weekly Newspaper and Review

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

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

V o l . 164 . No. 4935.

L o n d o n , D e c e m b e r 8, 1934.

S i x p e n c e .

Registered at the General P ost Office as a Newspafeb.

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News and Notes......................................713 A Long, Long Way from Tipperary 717 The Wedding Day ...........................717 “ Twentieth Century ” ........................... 718 Coming Events ......................................722 Advent Pastorals :— C a r d i f f ..............722 The Eucharistic Congress at Mel­

bourne ................................................ 723 Catholic Education Notes ................ 724 Rome and the Early Church..............724 Chess ........................................................... 725

CONTENTS

Correspondence

Rome (Our Own Correspondent’s

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Weekly Letter from ) ................ 727 Obituary ................................................728 From The Tablet o f Long Ago ... 729 Et C etera ................................................ 730 Letters to the Editor :—

The Liturgical A postolate.........731 The Pronunciation o f Latin ... 731 The Catholic Relief Committee for

Russia ................................................ 731

Orbis Terrarum :

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England ........................ ............. 732 Ireland ........................ ..............734 Czechoslovakia .............. ..............734 France ........................ ............. 734 Germany ........................ The Saar ........................ ..............736 ..............736 Spain................................... ............. 736 W ills ................................ ............. 736 Social and Personal ..............736

NOTANDA “ The wedding-day.” A recent event prompts a Tablet leader-writer to plead for the “ solemnization ” o f matrimonv with full impressiveness (p. 717).

President de Valera’s words on Citizenship. A friendly hint to “ go slow ” (p. 717).

“ Contempt o f Court by a Catholic Priest.” The facts in the harsh case o f Father Patrick O ’Toole (p. 716).

Lord Gorell’s defence o f a Cornlnll story. “ Only a very little one ” (p. 718).

Catholic Action. A pastoral letter from his Grace the Archbishop o f Cardiff (p. 722).

Melbourne’s centenary. The opening o f the Eucharistic Congress (p. 723).

The Mortara case recalled. What happened eighty-nine years ago; and what is happening today (p. 730).

Sebastian Ferranti. A famous Catholic inventor’s Life and some o f his letters (p. 743).

The “ Right to Kill.” Dangerous generalizations from a very hard case (p. 715).

A greatly enlarged issue o f The Tablet gives room for critical notes on many new books (pp. 741-768).

NEWS AND NOTES

A S the Old Y ear nears its end, there are

* reasons for hoping that the New Year may smile upon a less troublous world. In China, where nearly one-fourth of mankind has long been living uneasily under unstable Administrations, the Red Peril has lately been diminished. In Russia the Moscow despotism is grudgingly giving back to the people the small instalments of initiative and liberty which could not any longer be refused without a catastrophe. Germany still hugs her Nazi

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chains ; but the Franco-German settlement— striking though still incomplete—which has just been reached in Rome by the Saar Council of Three gives hope of European peace for a spell long enough to enable the Germans to get cured of their present inflammation. Concerning India, which is twice as populous as all the rest of the British Empire put together, there are still angry differences in England ; but, as three-fourths of the Conservative Party and nearly all the members of the other Parties in the Imperial Parliament, favour the Government’s proposals, a move forward ought to be possible, provided the majority does not ride rough-shod over the minority’s reasonable objections and suggestions. Yugoslavia’s hasty and dangerous charges against Hungary on account of the Marseilles murders are being discreetly handled by conciliatory statesmen of many lands. In South America there is good hope that the Gran Chaco War may soon be over. And these are not the only bright places in the sky. There are dark places too, such as Mexico ; but, on the whole, the prospect might be worse.

Just after writing the foregoing paragraph, we received two items of news, one good and the other bad. To prove her reasonableness towards Germany, France drops her oft-reiterated claim to send soldiers into the Saar Territory in the event of disorders during next month’s referendum. The special policing, if any, will be done by British and other troops as agents of the League of Nations. The second news-item is very bad indeed. Belgrade has ordered the immediate expulsion from Yugoslavia of hundreds—perhaps it will be tho sands— of Hungarians, many of them children and old folk. To drive these innocent people out of lands, to which Hungary has a considerable moral claim, and to do it in mid-December, is unworthy of the Triple Kingdom’s Regents. As those rulers profess to be Christian men, they must often have heard our Divine Saviour’s words : “ Pray that your flight be not in the winter.”