TN her third talk Mrs.
Fisher reaches perhaps the crux of the problem tackled in her series, in facing the question, ' Why we pay rates.' She shows that besides the services which rates aid the taxes in supporting. there are also services from which some parts of the country benefit more than others, while others belong rather to the whole country. With regard to such questions as poor-relief m the new conditions of acute local unemployment in certain areas, and road repairing, it is very debatable whether they should be local or national burdens.
UNEASY LIES the HEAD THAT WEARS A CROWN'
-or so it would seem from
'.The King's Dilemma '-a Whimsical Story. written and told by GERALDINE ELLIOT
The Music will include selections by THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET. and ' The King's Breakfast '-another Royal Perplexity (Milne and Fraser-Simpson). sung by DALE SMITH
Sung by HELEN HENSCHEL (Soprnno)
Mignon's Song, 'So lasst mieh scheinen ' (Thus let me seem)
Fischerweise (Fisher's Song) Am Strome (By the stream)
Auf dem Wasser zu singen (To be sung on the water)
THE first, song comes from that incident in Book 8 of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister, in which Mignon dresses tip as an angel, bringing presents for the birthday of two children. She sings of her longing to become the blest spirit she appears to be, and ends :-
Free have I lived from sordid care,
Yet have I known still sharper pain-The weight of age too soon to bear ; Make me for aye a child again !
In Fischerweise the fisherman gaily sings of his life, than which he could wish none better. On the quay he spies a maiden, angling in vain. ' You may as well give up your artful pranks, sly creature.' he thinks, ' 'you won't deceive the fish !
THIS evening a considered survey of the whole proceedings at the Ninth Annual Assembly of the League of Nations will be broadcast by Mr. Wickham Steed , Editor of The lieview of Reviews, a former Editor of The Times, and one of the foremost British experts on foreign affairs.
THIS evening Dr. Wood deals with various forms of energy. He discusses the relat ion between heat and work ; the various forms, and common transformations of energy, and the great question of methods of Conservation of Energy. In this connection he touches upon the various attempts that have been made to solve the fascinating problem of Perpetual Motion.
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