A Running Commentary on the Inter-'Varsity
Contest by Mr. H. M. ABRAHAMS
Relayed from Oxford
An article by Mr. Abrahams and a plan of the track will be found on page 453.
RELAY races are quite a modem vogue, but they become more popular every year.
A good relay race, with a well-contested finish, can provide a sort of cumulative thrill that can never come from single races of the kind that make up the programme of, for instance, the ordinarv 'Varsity Sports. This afternoon's meeting at the IffleyRoad (they are held here and at Fenner's in alternate years) will be described by Mr. Harold Abrahams , the Olympic sprint title-holder, who was himself until a few years ago a pillar of the Cambridge relay teams.
In a selection (of ‘Kiddi-logues,' childish impressions, by EILEENDE MANCHAand
H.C.G. STEVENS (at the Piano)
' Daddy ' ; ' Church ' ; ' Granny '; ' Mummy's
Bedroom ’; ‘ P'licemans ' ; ' Prayer Time '
Interludes by the VARIETY BAND
A T Christmas time, Smith field Market really
A comes into its own. Despite all the attacks of foreign fashions, the Englishman isstill at heart carnivorous, and at this season he reverts to type. Masses of meat go down his throat, and Smithfield is worked to its utmost capacity supplying them. In preparation for the crisis, a fat-stock show is held every year, when the future diner can, if Ire likes, see his Christmas dinner in its natural state. Mr. Haddon, who will talk about Christmas preparations at Smithfield, is editor of Smithfield's own paper—The Farmer and Stockbreeder.
THE first English international trial of the season was played at Leicester this afternoon, when Whites met Colours under the watchful eyes of the Rugby Union selectors. Mr. Owen will discuss to what extent the afternoon's play has helped them in their next task-the composition of the England side to play the Rest at Twickenham on the 17th.
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
ERIC MARSHALL (Baritone)
THE Opera The Prophet deals with the Anabaptists, who made a great commotion in Europe in the early part of the sixteenth century. John of Leyden, the so-called Prophet of the sect, was crowned at Münster Cathedral, and this March, in the Opera of Meyerbeer, accompanies the ceremony.
BERLIOZ was rather severe on Herold, who, he declared, lacked a style of his own. He dismissed Zampa as not real French, German, or Italian music—only ' Parisian music.'
The favourite Overture to Zampa is made out of tunes from the Opera, rather loosely strung together.
THE author of this story is well known to the Manchester and Birmingham radio audiences, as he has read many of his short stories from these studios. ' The Castle,' which is taken from a volume of Mr. Griff's short stories. Marmosets and Nightingales,' is typical of his work—a vivid vignette of an incident in mediaeval England at the time whon Stephen and Matildu were fighting for the crown. A new novel of his, entitled ' Chronicle,' is to be published in the spring. ,
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