November 2, 1935

THE TABLET A W e e k l y N ew sp a p e r R ev iew

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

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

V ol. 166. No. 4982. London, November 2, 1935.

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R eg is tered a t tile General P o s t O f f i c e a s a N e w s p a p e r .

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New s and No t e s ...................5 53 The Generalissim o................. 557 A Mere Million ................. 558 The Madonna of the Vines 558 E p is c o p a l E ngagements 559 The Letters of Hilarion—

X IV . . . . 560 R e v i e w s : War and P e a c e ................. 561

Not History ................. 562 “ In this College, Useful

Knowledge— ” . . . 562 New England Tragedy . . . 562 The Stranglehold of Usury 563

CONTENTS

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Books Received . . . . . . 564 New Books and Music . . . 564 A Catholic Federation Rally 565 Coming E ve n t s ...................5 68 The Catholic Record

Society ............................ 569 Ordinations ............................ 569 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent's Weekly Letter from) ............................ 571 Catholic University Students 572

The Catholic Evidence

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Guild ..........................573 E t Cætera . .. . . . 574 Sermons for the Times — LXXV................. . . . . 575 A Nursery School . . . . 576 Obitu ary . . . 576 W i l l ........................ . . . 578 Incendiarism . . . 578 Orbis T errarum :

England

Scotland

Ireland

Ceylon

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O r b i s T e rraru

France Italy . .. Peru ... Poland Spain Tanganyika U.S.A. Yugoslavia

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.’ 580 . 581 . 581 . 581 . 581 . 582 . 582 . 582

From The Tablet of Long

A g o .................................... 584 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 584 Ch e s s ........................................5 84

N O T A N D A

The General Election. A Tablet leader-writer’ s plea fo r a ninety per cent, poll (p. 557).

Building grants fo r Voluntary Schools. An extract from the Education Programme o f the Conservative and Unionist Party (p. 554).

The London Sunday. Plain words from Mr. Herbert Morrison, L.C.C. (p. 555).

Last Tuesday’s Catholic rally at Kensington. The Archbishop o f Westminster’s address in full (p. 565).

“ A mere million.” The Tablet’ s cautionary comments on the proposals o f the National Theatre Committee (p. 558).

England’s first Liturgical Week. A fine beginning in Birmingham (p. 560).

The first-fruits o f the Rhenish vintners’ year. Where they go and why they go there (p. 558). .

The Congress o f Roman Studies. A summary, from The Tablet’s Rome correspondent, o f last week’s gathering in the Eternal City (p. 571).

the French and British Governments to redouble their efforts for a sheathing of swords in East Africa also. At present, the obstacle is Signor Mussolini’s wish to receive the spoils of victory before the Negus has known the bitterness of defeat.

I f II Duce’s demands upon the Emperor turn out to be harsh, there will nevertheless be people who will blame Haile Selassie for not making peace. This will not be reasonable. The Abyssinians are a warlike race, quite unlike those peoples whose love of a quiet life reconciles them to the payment of heavy tribute or to the loss of territory. They believe that, when the first élan o f the young Italian soldiery is exhausted and when the advancing invaders are becoming anxious for their lengthening lines o f communication, it may be possible to do what was done at Adowa forty years ago and to give Rome a military disaster to think about. I f the Emperor can hold his braves back from premature offensives until Christmas, he may bring about a situation so discouraging and costly for Italy as to make peace-negotiations practicable without loss of face.

NEWS AND NOTES y\7"H ILE hopes o f early peace in East Africa

" are frail, we may com fort ourselves with the news that the hideous and almost fratricidal war between Bolivia and Paraguay is over. The Gran Chaco Peace Conference, which has been working steadily in Buenos Aires ever since the Armistice, is satisfied that the belligerents have loyally kept their engagements. Neither o f them has attempted to import new supplies o f munitions, and both of them have reduced their standing armies to a strength of 5,000 men. A further reduction would be impossible if even the mere cadres of military establishments are to be kept in being. This cessation o f bloodshed in the very heart o f South America should encourage

N ew S e r ie s . Vol. CXXXIV. No. 4381.

A page of “ News and Notes ” could easily be filled with condensed paragraphs, each o f them containing some falsehood about the Pope and the War. From an officer and a gentleman who does not exaggerate, The Tablet has received an account o f what took place the other day at what our friend calls “ a largish tea-party.” He says :

When making conversation with a lady unknown to me until a moment before, I was speculating as to the source o f the Italian money for their war. “ Surely everyone knows,” said my neighbour. “ The Pope, you know, and the Jesuits. They are immensely rich, and they want Abyssinia to be Romanized.” Before I could pursue the theme, our conversation was overtaken by someone else.

I afterwards narrated this episode as a rich joke to a Protestant lady friend who, I thought, would enjoy it as I had. To my surprise, she said.: “ You know, that is exactly what every one is saying, though not to you, because you are R.C. It is the general opinion and finds