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: Mrs. K. WAUCHOPE MacIver : ' Economics in the Home-I, Wages and Housekeeping Money'

MRS. K. WAUCHOPE MACIVER begins a fortnightly series of sixtalks on ' Economics ' in the Home.' Her first subject will be : ' Wages and Housekeeping Money ' '—the vexed question of what proportion of the weekly wage should go into housekeeping. The series follows the talks on Household Budgets, given by Mrs. C. S. Peel and Mrs. Margaret McKillop.

: (Daventry only) Gramophone Records

Twilight of the Gods, Part I - Wagner

: A BALLAD Concert



From Lozella Picture House,
: Birmingham

: Broadcast to Schools

MISS RHODA POWER : ' What the Onlooker Saw—(Course III), The Duke's Canals '


Stories for Younger Pupils—
Tybort the Cat and Reynard the Fox (Medieval Border-land between France and Germany) '


'Doing Good,' from 'The Phoenix and the Carpet' (
E. Nesbit )
' Country Gardens ' (Grainger) and other Piano Solos played by CECIL DixoN
' More Hints on How to Play Tennis,' by Colonel

: Mr. G. W. JUDGE : 'Bee-Keeping as a Profitable Hobby'

PLEASURE and profit are unusually well-mixed for those who care to keep bees in an intelligent fashion. That their habits arc fascinating needs no Maeterlinck today to tell us ; but some people are less convinced that they are profitable. Everything depends, of course, on whether the bees are wisely handled; and Mr. Georgo W. Judge , as Instructor in Bee-keeping to the Kent County Council and Hon. General Secretary of the Kent Bee-keepers' Association, is exceptionally well qualified to give advice in this matter. This is the first of a series of throe fortnightly talks and is called : ' Bees and their Value as Food Producers.'

: ' What the Younger Generation Thinks—II.' A Discussion between Miss N. COOPER of the Princess Club and a Club Member

THIS is the second in the series of broadcasts arranged in consultation with Young People's Organizations and will be given by a member of a Bermondsey Girls' Club, the Chairman being Miss N. Hosker , Warden of the Princess Club Settlement in Bermondsey.


Relayed from the Bishopsgate Institute
(A note on the organ works of Cesar Franck will be found on page 318.)

: Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN

: French Talk-from ' Boum-Boum,'. a tale by Jules Claretie, from ' Vois-tu ça e'est un general,' line 17, page 3, to ' dans son lit blanc,' line 23, page 5

: ' Siegfried'

ACT II from
The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
MOST of the music of this second act of Siegfried is dominated by the beauty of the woodland scene in which it passes. But it has its grim moments, too. The Prelude suggests the dragon into which the Giant Fafner has transformed himself by means of the Rhine-gold's magic, and when the curtain rises wo see the entrance of his cave. The Nibelung,
Alberich, haunts the spot in the hope that some day he may snatch the treasures which were stolen from him. Wotan, father of the gods, in the guise of a wandering old man, comes in, and he and Alberich meet. No sooner has the god gone than Siegfried and the Dwarf Mime appear, the dwarf leading the hero to the dragon's lair, hoping that whoever wins in the battle, there may be some chance for him to seize the spoil. But Siegfried drives the dwarf from him.
Then there follows the' beautiful music of the forest which is by now one of the most familiar episodes of the whole Ring cycle. At the end of it the dragon wakes and Siegfried slays him. The monster's blood on his hand as he touches it with his lips. gives him the power to understand the birds and beasts, and even of knowing what passes in the minds of his fellow men. Thus ho realizes the treachery which lurks behind tho fair words of Mime, who now returns, and seeks to poison him. He kills Mime, and Alberich's hideous laughter can be heard from his hiding place. Again the music of the forest rises above the motives of conflict and evil, and now there is blended with it a new theme as Siegfried listens to the forest bird; it tells him of the maid who sleeps on the fire-girt rock, and at last leads
Siegfried towards her.

: Political Broadcast

Women's Series—Liberal
Address ......


SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN : Local Announcemonts (Daventry only) Shipping Forecast and Fat Stock Prices

: A Sprig Recital


: Music by Sydney Baynes

JACK WRIGHT (Baritone)
(Conducted by March, ' Here Goes
Overture, ' Endure to Conquer ' JACK WRIGHT with Orchestra
The Garden of my Love First Love
Waltz, ' Destiny '
Entr'acte, ' Dusk '
Jack Wright with Pianoforte My Destiny
A Tumbledown Place
Suite, 'A Coon's Day Out'
March, ' The Spider's Tread '

: A Hand at

Simple Auction Bridge


: REG BATTEN and his BAND from the New Princes Restaurant

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