February 1, 1936

THE TABLET ^ 4 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 ADDIMU8 UT IN INCCEPTIS VESTRI8 CONSTANTER MANEATI8

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

Vol. 167. No. 4995. London, February i , 1936.

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New s and No t e s ...................133 Labour’ s Opportunity . . . 137 Candlemas . . . . ! . . . . 137 Nemesis on the Saar . . . 138 The Letter-Book of the

Sieur Croullé, 1649 and 1650 ..................................... 139 From The Tablet of Long

A g o ....................................... 140 R e v ie w s :

For Revision ................. 140 A Disappointing Con­

clusion ............................ 141 A Mexican “ Achieve­

ment ” 141

CONTENTS

R e v i e w s ( Contd.) :

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The Old Sham Fight . . . 142 Scots Wha H a e ................. 142 Books Received ................. 142 New Books and Music . . . 143 The National Sorrow.

Prayers in the Churches 144 Encyclical Letter— Contd. 145 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 149 Catholic Action ................. 150 Dr. Herbert Yaughan . . . 150

L e tters to the E d it or :

The Late King’s Deathbed 151 The Hospital of SS. John

Page and E l iz a b e th ......... 151 The River Nangaritza . . . 151 E t C/e t e r a ...................... 152 St. Etheldreda’ s Altar.

Drawing by M. Kaye . . . 153 E p is c o p a l E ngagements 154 Ob it u ary ........................ 154 Or b i s Terrarum :

England ...................... 155 Wales ..................... 155 Ireland ...................... 155 Austria ...................... 155

Orbis Terrarum

Belgium

Canada

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Czechoslovakia .............. 156 France .............. 156 Indochina . . . .............. 158 Iraq . ............. .............. 158 Italy . . . . .. .............. 158 North Africa .............. 158 The Philippines .............. 158 Poland .............. 158 Spain .............. 158 U.S.A. .............. 160 Yugoslavia ... .............. 160 Coming Events .............. 160 Chess .............. .............. 160

NOTANDA

The Funeral o f King George the Fifth. Catholic participation in the national mourning. Notes from many dioceses. King Edward’s message to the Sovereign Pontiff (pp. 133, 144).

Candlemas. A Tablet leader-writer shows that to-m orrow ’ s is “ the Feast o f the Light o f the W orld ” (p. 137).

The Encyclical on the Priesthood. Another long instalment o f the English translation (p. 145).

Tardy and bad news from the Saar. The Nazis’ broken promises (p. 138).

Great Britain’s Labour Party again says “ N o ” to a Communist approach. The Party’s golden opportunity fo r a Retreat from Moscow (p. 137).

The late Dwight Morrow. A Tablet reviewer on the Ambassador’s so-called “ Mexican achievement ” (p. 141).

In St. Etheldreda’s, Ely Place. The altar o f the patron Saint, depicted in a drawing by Miss Mary Kaye (p. 153).

A forgotten seventeenth-century record. The letter-book o f the Sieur Croulle (p. 139).

NEWS AND NOTES UPHOSE o f us who live in London have been proud this week o f our city and o f its citizens. Multitudes beyond any man’s power to count thronged miles o f streets last Tuesday, in circumstances which gave unique opportunities to pickpockets and to the agents o f political outrage ; yet almost the only lapse from civil order was when sheer weight o f loyal numbers rather than lack o f self-discipline broke the thin cordons of police and soldiery. I f there were criminals and disloyalists among the crowds, they had the sense to behave them selves; because they knew that the few

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thousands of uniformed policemen and soldiers were potentially reinforced by a hundred times as many plain-clothes guardians of the K ing’s Peace. The body-guard o f the late K ing’s remains and o f the Royal Family last Wednesday was the people o f England ; and it would have gone hard with the raiser o f a seditious cry.

As the newspapers of all the civilized world are reproducing the photographs, there is no need for us to attempt a verbal description of the March of mourners to and through Westminster Hall, where the mortal remains o f King George the Fifth lay for four days on a catafalque surmounted by the Imperial Crown. Those pictures prove beyond dispute that the good man who ruled the Empire throughout a troublous quarter o f a century was indeed enthroned in the people’s hearts. Before us lie some wonderful photographs taken from last Monday’s Daily Mail. Upon these the engravers and printers have worked so skilfully that thousands o f faces are seen with portrait-like individuality. In almost all o f them is such deep seriousness that it could hardly have been greater if the marchers had been making their way to the graveside of a near and dear relation or friend. This answers the ungenerous innuendo, made by a few persons, that the people o f a great metropolis will always flock to a spectacle, merely as such, and that their presence has no deeper significance. From the testimonies of friends who passed through the Hall, including men and women o f the most varied temperaments and social circumstances, we are persuaded that the sight-seeing motive was weak in comparison with the popular desire to pay a self-sacrificing tribute of respect to a beloved Father’s memory. We say " self-sacrificing,” because the mere desire to see a sight would not have induced those hundreds of thousands to spend nearly all the daylight hours of a January Sunday in the chilly air of a bridge and of a riverside embankment.

Lest it should seem to reflect upon our brave old friends the Portuguese, we beg all who begin this