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July 14, 1934

THE TABLET

A W eek ly N ew sp a p e r a n d R e v ie w

DUM VOBIS GRATULAMUR ANIMOS ETIAM ADDIMUS UT IN INCCEPTIS V E S TR IS CONSTANTER MANEATIS

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

Vol. 164. No. 4914.

London, July 14, 1934.

Sixpence.

R eg is tered at the General P ost Off ic e as a Newspaper.

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New s and No t e s ................ 33 Socialism or Labour? . . . 37 The Sacrifices of Praise . . . 37 The “ Catholic Herald” . . . 39 Westminster Cathedral

Decorations .............. 39 At Jacob’ s Well .............. 39 Prom The Tablet of Ninety

Years A g o ......................... 42 Reviews :

A Jesuit in Arms . .. 42 Some Oxford Cowards . . . 43 The Modern School . . . 43

CONT

R e v ie w s ( Gontd.). Page

A Story from Israel . 44 Roma Immortalis . 44 New Books and Music .. . 45 Catholic Education Notes .. . 46 A Celebration at Poles .. Correspondence : . 46

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) 49 Ordination at Mill Hill . . . 50 E t Cæ tera . . . 51 Cardinal Bourne’ s Jubilee 52

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Sufferers “ Down and Out ” ......................... 53 L etters to t i ie E d it o r :

The Walsingham Pilgrimage . ..

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Look to Your Votes . .. 53 The Chapel at St. Davids 53 Father Bede Jarrett 54 Fontevrault in England 54 Obitu ary 54 The Riverway Pilgrimage 54 Coming E ve n t s ................ 54 Books Received 54

Orbis Terr arum :

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England ......................... 55 Wales ......................... 56 Ireland ......................... 56 A r g e n t i n a ......................... 56 France ......................... 58 Germany ......................... 58 India 58 Mongolia ......................... 58 South Africa .............. 58 Spain ......................... 59 U.S.A......................................... 59 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 60 Ch e s s .................................... 60

NOTANDA Cardinal Bourne’s jubilee. A presentation to His Eminence from the laity. W h y it includes odd pence (p. 52).

Germany’s Reign o f Terror. The unlifted veil ( p . 33).

Suicide. A non-Christian reader o f The Tablet raises an interesting point (p. 34).

Socialism or Labour? Lord Ponsonby’s prefer-* ence fo r the worse o f two labels (p. 37).

“ A Crumbling Tradition.” The decay o f choral services in Anglican Cathedrals. The duty o f 1 English Catholics (p. 37).

Dom Ernest Graf, O.S.B., writes o f wells— particularly o f the Well o f Sichar and the interview by which it is immortalized (p. 39).

Our Ladye o f Walsingham. A new Catholic guild and its purpose (p. 51). Notanda fo r intending pilgrims at the coming National Pilgrimage (p. 53).

A Note on a recent misuse o f the word “ Catholicize.” Father Henry St. John, O.P., further answered (p. ,36).

Some O x fo rd undergraduates on War. Their omissions and evasions (p. 413).

NEWS AND NOTES '^ J ’E X T week, we shall make an important

^ and practical statement concerning English Catholics and the campaign for Clean Films.

It is a common but erroneous notion that Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees are a comparatively new idea in connection with individuals and that, until recent times, they were known only in association with Holy Years in Rome and with the fiftieth anniversaries o f great events. Perhaps the mistake is due to the fact that Queen Victoria, for whom Golden and Diamond Jubilees were pompously N ew S e r ie s . Vol. CXXXII. No. 4313.

celebrated, never had a Silver Jubilee. But there was a reason for this. The twenty-fifth anniversary of Victoria’s accession occurred when the bereaved Lady had not long entered upon her widowhood and upon the spell of deep mourning which was to be so protracted ; and therefore the festivities o f a Silver Jubilee would have jarred upon both Sovereign and people. To-day, a Silver Jubilee of the Royal House is in sight ; and we pray God that nothing may frustrate its loyal observance. Our gracious King ascended the throne on May 6, 1910 ; and therefore the twenty-fifth anniversary o f that happy event is due next year. Under a constitutional monarch who never outsteps his prerogative, Britain enjoys genuine liberty ; and the hereditary principle delivers her from those fierce contests for the Leadership of the State which periodically distract other countries— especially the U.S.A.— and let loose the angriest passions. It would be a grand thing if all the three constitutional Parties could agree upon a truce from strife and upon an unprecedented co llaboration for the nation’s good, in honour o f George our King.

Quien sabe ? was our helpless reply last week to the readers who asked us for light on the Nazi Clean-up. Nor did we encourage anybody’s hope of hearing from us much more fully after another week of waiting. On the contrary, we said that the very few persons who knew the truth or the untruth of the “ Rohm Plot ” would take prudent care to keep their mouths shut. An angry Naziphil in London thereupon assured us that “ the Leader would speak ” during the week-end and that all doubts concerning his candour and justice would wither in the white light o f his disclosures. In Germany itself, arrangements were made for the broadcasting of this eagerly expected speech. When the moment came, the Fiihrer’s own voice was not heard. In his place, Herr Hess delivered an oration which merely reiterated the meagre information already possessed by the public concerning Herr Hitler’s air-flight to Munich, with its frightful

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