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THE TABLET y i W e e k ly N e w s p a p e r a n d R e v i e w

DÜM V O B I S GRATULAMUR A N IM O S E T IA M ADDIM US UT IN IN CCEPTIS V E S T R I S CON STAN TER M AN EATIS

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

V o l . 155. No. 4,698.

L o n d o n , M a y 24, 1930.

S i x p e n c e .

Reg is t e r e d at the General P o st Of f ic e as a New spaper

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New s and No t e s ...................6 81 “ U.S.E.” 685 “ Action and Sacrifice” . . . 686 R e v i e w s :

“ The ”

The New Era in Educa­

tion

Not for Imitation . . . 689 The Daughters of Mon

688

688

targis ............................ 689 New Books and Music . . . 690 Books Received ................. 690 Coming E vents ...................6 90

c o n t e n t s

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The Russian Conception of

Unity ............................ 691 From The Tablet of Eighty

Years Ago . . .

691

Notes for Musicians . . . 692 Ch e s s ...........................................6 98 Catholic Education Notes . . . 694 At Oberammergau................. 695 Correspondence :

Rome (Our Own Corre­

spondent’s Weekly Letter from) ............................ 697 Portrait of Archbishop McIntyre ............................ 699

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Ob it u ary ............................... 699 E t Ce t e r a ...............................700 L etters to the E d i t o r :

To Intending Lourdes

P i l g r im s ............................ 701 “ A Deplorable Im­

pression ”

Vestments for Poor Churches and Foreign Missions . . . 701 Or b is Terrarum :

701

England, Scotland and Wales ............................ 702 Ireland ............................ 703 Belgium ............................ 704

Or b is T errarum (Oontd.) :

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China ............................ 704 Colombia ............................ 704 France ............................ 704 India 704 I t a l y ....................................... 706 Latin America ................. 706 Mexico ............................ 706 Norway ............................ 706 Oceania ............................ 706 Poland ............................706 Spain ............................ 706 U.S.A....................................... 708 Yugo-Slavia ................. 708 So c ia l and P ersonal . . . 708

NOTANDA M. Briand’s proposals fo r a federated and rationalized Europe. A Tablet leader-writer discusses the “ U .S .E .,” first, as an advocatus Briandi and, last, as an enfant terrible (p. 685).

Archbishop McIntyre’s golden jubilee. A Note (p. 700) and a Portrait (p. 699).

A preposterous book. Messrs. Townsend’s biography o f H .H . Pius X I (p. 688).

Standing Orders from the Third International. Another move by Moscow (p. 686).

Christian Marriage. An Anglican Bishop’s provocative remark (p. 683).

Malta. While awaiting the White Paper, a Tablet Note-writer makes some rectifications and criticisms (p. 684).

The Plainsong Week at Birmingham, and other matters musical (p. 692).

A t the Passion Play fifty years ago : a veteran pilgrim’ s retrospect; with a note on the present year’s performance (p. 695).

Friendly interchanges o f argument on Education (p . 682) . '

NEW S AND NOTES

H P O -D A Y is kept by millions o f Britons as

Empire-Day. The founders o f this observance loved to remark that the day (chosen in honour o f Queen V ictoria’s birthday) should be the more easy to celebrate joyously, because it falls in the merry month o f May, when the laburnums are hung with golden pendants and the fields are gay with spring flowers. But Flora is not a puissant enough goddess to redeem this year’s Empire-Day from gloom. India is the scene o f strife and bloodshed; and the homeland is darkened by apparently irremediable unemployment on a frightful scale. But we must not lose heart. Speaking broadly, we are

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a united people. Although sharp words are spoken in Parliament and sarcasms are printed in the political papers, we are sufficiently free from bitter intransigence fo r all parties to help one another in a moment o f grave national need. W ithout disrespect to the public-spirited men who freely spend their time and strength in serving the public, it must be said that statesmanship and leadership o f the first order are just now lacking. The Empire-Day prayer o f Catholics may well be that this lack shall be supplied during the coming year. Our Empire, like the Roman long ago, has a great part to play in the Christianization o f the world and we shall be poor Christians as well as poor Britons i f we do not pray that the Divine assistance may be always with our Commonwealth o f Nations.

Although he is not counted in the Ministry of Labour’s total of 1 ,739,500, Sir Oswald Mosley has joined the officially unemplot^ed. As a protest against the Government’s domestic policy, he has resigned the Chancellorship of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Mr. MacDonald will have to find some other Labour politician to carry the incongruous honours of that inscrutable office. Sir Oswald does not propose to leave the Labour Party, but to reenergize it from a cave. By the way, the cave is not to be a damp and draughty one. The other cavemen will find it quite a nice cavern, with all the latest improvements. Best of all, Lady Cynthia Mosley will run it less as a cavern than as a salon. Meanwhile, Mrs. Philip Snowden has got a good start of Lady Cynthia as an energetic political hostess. Here, indeed, is the Whirligig of Time. We oldsters had come to look upon the idea of rival political salons as belonging to the dear, dead days beyond recall : and now they are revived, not as between Liberal and. Conservative grandes dames, but as between clever and charming ladies of two Labour groups. But the salons will be serious, and we need have no fear of drifting into such a state of things as prevailed in France when that fair land was “ governed on truffles.”

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