THE work done by a Trade Commissioner is an obscure but important part of the organization of the Empire's Trade. Mr. Beale, who gives this talk, is His Majesty's Trade Commissioner in New Zealand, and he is at present temporarily in London after touring the provinces of that great Dominion of the Antipodes, where he has been discussing with merchants, manufacturers, and Chambers of Commerce, possible openings throughout New Zealand for British trade. The work of these Trade Commissions is an aspect of the internal economy of the Empire which is far too little known for its always-increasing importance and value.
MODERN ENGLISH SONGS sung by JOHN THORNE
Songs by JOHN IRELAND
I have twelve oxen
JOHN IRELAND (born 1879) wrote a fair amount of music when he was in his twenties, but most of it he has scrapped. He has not been a facile, over-productive composer, but has taken great pains to forge and temper his own virile style. He has, however, written upwards of fifty songs; some of these have become really popular-most of all the first two on this evening's programme. In fact, all these four are as representative as could be, at any rate, of all but his latest work.
7.25 Dr. H. J. W. HETHERINGTON : ' The Meaning of Good—I, The Question. Is an Answer Possible ?' S.B. from Liverpool
THE question that Dr. Hetherington will attempt to answer in this series of talks is one that goes to the roots of all philosophy. All men seek and value some things-wealth, fame, private happiness, and so on—and know that certain things are better worth having than others ; thoughtful men have tried to estimate the relative values of different kinds of ' good,' and some philosophers have tried to define the supreme good. Today Dr. Hetherington will deal with the views of those who, on the contrary, aver that there is no answer to the question, ' What is good ? '
A Comedy in One Act
By BEATRICE FORBES-ROBERTSON
.A little story which might have been given the alternative title of ' The Sub-Editor's Revenge.' But the uses of advertisement are too sweet to be poisoned effectively by the spite of a disappointed suitor.
THIS was performed for the first time last year at Petersfield in the open air, with Ivan Firth and the authoress-a niece of Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson -in the parts. Tonight Miss Gertrude Elliott (Lady Forbes-Robertson) will take the part originally played by her niece. Mr. Ivan Firth plays his original part.
THIS evening's duologue is the result of an adventurous visit paid to Petra, famous as ' the rose-red city half as old as time,' by Mr. Bomberg and his wife in 1924. Mr. Bomberg was the first painter to work in this ancient city of Arabia since the visit of David Roberts in the early part of the last century. They stayed there for six months, living under canvas, and with an armed escort sent for their protection by the Government of Trans-Jordania. They were visited there by Mrs. Stewart Erskine , the well-known authoress and traveller, who will exchange reminiscences this evening with Mr. Bomberg. The letter's exhibition of pictures at the Leicester Galleries on his return from Petra aroused great interest in artistic circles. He is now holding a private exhibition in his studio at [address removed], and any reader who wishes to obtain an invitation should write to him there.
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