Mardi 23, 1836;

THE TABLET

A 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 INCCEPTIS VESTRIS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

V o l , 165. No. 4950.

L o n d o n , March 23, 1935.

S i x p e n c e .

R e g i s t e r e d a t t h e G e n e r a l P ost O f f i c e as a Newspaper.

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News and N<pTES................. 353 Germania Gladiaria ...3 57 Rome and the Press . . . 357 Blowing Hot and Cold . . . 358 R e v i e w s :

Petroleum Politics . . . 359 The Wolf and the Fold . . . 360 Communist Propaganda... 360 Father Phelan for Every­

body ............................ 361 From “ The House of Gold ” 362 Books Received ................. 362 New Books and Music . . . 362

CONTENTS

L enten P astorals :

Hexham and Newcastle Lancaster .............. Southw a rk ............. . The Bishop of Leeds The Triduum of Masses

Lourdes 1 .............. Hibernia in Australia The Bishop of Menevia Ch e s s ............................ Ob it u a r y ................

Page .. 363 .. 363 .. 364 .. 364 at .. 364 .. 365 .. 366 .. 366 .. 367

Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’ s Weekly Letter from) ......................... 369

L etters to th e Ed i t o r :

Father Gerard Manley

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H o p k i n s ............................ 371 The Family Means Test 371 A Memorial to Sir John

Gilbert ............................ 372 “ The Isle of Saints” . . . 372 M. Venizelos . . . . . . 3 7 2 The Handbook of Catholic

Charities............................ 373 Et Ce t e r a ............................ 374 From The Tablet of Long

Ago . . .

Coming Events ................. 375 Ordinations ............................ 375 “ Animals Y ea r ” ................. 375

375

Or b i s T errarum :

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England ...................... .. 376 Scotland ...................... .. 376 Ireland ...................... .. 376 Canada ...................... .. 378 France ...................... .. 378 Germany ...................... .. 378 Italy .............. .. 378 Latvia .............. .. 378 Manchukuo.............. .. 378 Siam .............. .. 378 Spain .............. .. 380 Turkey .............. .. 380 U.S.A. ... . .. .. 380 A Fisher and More Pageant 380 So c ia l and Personal .. 380

NOTANDA

Dark days in Europe’ s politics. Germany avows herself a conscription State and pushes to the front as a Power in the air (p. 357).

Next year’ s Catholic Press Exhibition in Rome. A Tablet leader-writer shews how all can help (p. 357). .

An Anglican weekly’s interpretation o t _ a Dominican Father’s article. The alleged thawing o f what was never frozen (p. 358). v

The Bishops to their flocks. More extracts from the Lenten pastorals (p. 363).

Hibernia’s part in the making o f Australia. The Archbishop o f Liverpool, on an apposite occasion, unfolds a roll o f honour o f Irish workers under the Southern Cross (p. 365).

Sea-side “ entertainments.” The plucky stand o f a Baptist minister at Clacton-on-Sea. Some Tablet articles recalled (p. 356).

T w o journalists o f the McClure school on Oil. Their ill-supported story o f a bogus priest (p. 359).

Mexico’ s “ Constitution.” A faithful translation o f the Article which confiscated churches. The arrest o f Mgr. Diaz (p. 354).

NEWS AND NOTES O NEROUS just now is the office o f His Majesty’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Sir John Simon is going to Berlin desperately hoping that erunt prava in directa et aspera in vias planas, but we fear that he will come back home with nothing firmly and permanently arranged. For more than twenty years— as pretender, as belligerent, as debtor, as complainant— Germany has kept Europe on tenter-hooks ; and we do not see any clear signs o f such a change of the German heart as may bring us relief. France is being blamed for exasperating Germany b y formally bringing before the League of Nations Germany s unilateral repudiation of the Treaty of Versailles ; but, as Germany is determined to have grievances in any event, we think France has done the rig;ht thing in the circumstances. At Geneva, treaties are formally registered, so as to emphasise their sanctity ; and therefore we do not see how the League could be excused from taking public note o f what has just happened. It is being objected, further, that the French complaint to Geneva is calculated to hinder Germany’s return to the council-chamber o f the League. What prestige and usefulness would the League retain if it condoned the gravest irregularities merely to coax a sulking Power back into active membership ? The Nazi rulers o f Germany could have postponed both their declaration on Conscription and their spectacular imitation of an air-raid on Berlin until after , Sir John Simon’s visit, but they are resolved to remain in the front centre of the stage, garishly flood-lit b y one “ sensation ” after another.

An overwhelmingly strong Germany is regarded in Great Britain as primarily a menace to France and Belgium, and therefore to our own country. But the peril to Austria must not be overlooked. After their Saar victory (which was to be followed, according to their most solemn promise, b y a cessation o f demands and by a peaceful policy) Germans began at once to drop hints about the future o f Austria ; and until there is a Nazified Austria there will not be a satisfied Germany. It is a tragical prospect. On returning to Vienna after his visits to Paris and London, Chancellor Schuschnigg made an optimistic speech to a gathering of the Catholic intelligentsia. He reported proudly the respect for Austria which he had found growing fast among foreign statesmen ; and he went on :

It is true that an isolated Austria could not make her way ; but this is true o f even the greatest European States as well as o f Austria. More and more, the States need external dealings. This being understood, I declare

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