THE champion of a losing side usually suffers oblivion regardless of his merits. Robert E. Lee , the Confederate general in the American Civil War, has been luckier than most. His brilliance as a soldier and the nobility of his character have been recognised by historians, and Mr. John Drinkwater , the author of the play that made Lee's great rival, Abraham Lincoln , familiar to the British public, went on five years later to make a: drama of the career of Lee himself. This play, a broadcast version of which will be performed this afternoon, was produced at the Regent Theatre in 1923.
SONG CYCLE: 'DIE SCHÖNE MULLERIN ' (' THE
FAIR MAID OF THE MILL ') and OTHER SONGS by SCHUBERT Sung by ROGER CLAYSON (Tenor)
HOFFNUNG (Hope) is a very brief aspiration. The labourer dedicates to Hope all his toil, with cheerful belief in its fruition some day.
An einc Quelle (To a Pool). A lover begs the pool that mirrors his beloved's face to keep for him an image of her. When she herself is near, he cannot utter his love, but to that vision of her he will reveal it.
Jdgers Abendlied (Huntsman's Evening Song).
He pursues, not his usual game, but one whom at present he must follow afar, who bewitches him with her sweet enchantment.
AN APPEAL BY EARL JELLICOE
In previous years the special appeal for Poppy Day has been made by the Prince of Wales.
This year, when the Prince is away in South Africa, no speaker could be more appropriate than Earl Jellicoe, who has been President of the British Legion since the death of Earl Haig.
Lord MELCHETT : The Rationalisation of Industry
EARLIER in the year a series of talks on 'Finance in the Modern World' gave listeners a chance to hear the financial problems of today discussed by experts of the first rank. This evening Lord Melchett opens a new series on the industrial tendencies of the present and the future. He himself is, of course, one of the outstanding figures in the most Olympian circles of British industry ; as Sir Alfred Mond he carried through the enormous amalgamation that produced Imperial Chemical Industries (and, incidentally, one of the biggest buildings in London), and he is chairman of that, and of a great number of chemical and colliery companies. He stands for trustification on the largest scale and the scientific control of industry. Ho will be succeeded in this series by speakers so different in outlook as Mr. Walter M. Citrine , Mr. H. D. Henderson, Major Walter Elliot , Miss Lynda Grier , and Sir Herbert Samuel.
At THE LORD MAYOR'S BANQUET
Relayed from the Guildhall rpHE Prime Minister's speech at the Guildhall
Banquet has always been recognized as one of the most important political pronouncements of the year. Coming on the eve of the new Session, it is eagerly awaited as a forecast of Government policy, and though it does not always reveal quite as much as it is expected to, it is an event that nobody interested in politics can afford to miss.
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