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: Evensong

From Westminster Abbey

: Mrs. Meeson: The Care of Rabbits and Guinea-Pigs

For most of us, probably, knowledge regarding the care of these animals is confined to the facts that both live in hutches and that it is inadvisable to hold guinea-pigs up by their tails. Mrs. Meeson this afternoon is to dispel our ignorance. and increase our affection for beasts that may be comparatively unresponsive, but are essentially useful and have always been a great joy to the many boys and girls who have an inherent love for animals. Nowadays the keeping of rabbits in particular can become a very profitable hobby to those prepared to give care and enthusiasm to the business.


Speaker: Mrs. Meeson


Deserts and Jungles
Alligators, Crocodiles, Elephants, and Lions will be provided by V. HELY-HUTCHlNSON
' An Adventure in the Sahara Desert,' from ' The
Friend Ship '
' The Jungle Poet,' a whimsical story written and told by HUGH CHESTERMAN
' The Crocodile on the Nile,' and other
Appropriate Verse


Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE

: Girl Guide Programme : Dame KATHARINE FURSE, Assistant Chief Commissioner, on ' Observation Out of Doors'

EVERY month this period is devoted to matters concerning the Girl Guide Movement-a Movement which has steadily gathered new strength and new influence since the moment of its foundation. This evening Dame Katharine Furse , Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Guides, will talk on a topic which lies at the very root of the whole Scout and Guide Movement, whose twin foundation may be said without exaggeration to be intelligent use of the eyes and fresh air. And a talk on such a subject comes at a highly appropriate time, for all Girl Guides are now full of excitement at the prospect of their summer camps. Many hints the Assistant Chief Commissioner will be able to give to Guides which will help them to find new joys during their ' hikes.'


Adagio in B Minor
THESE, two among many detached short pieces of Mozart, show what the strength of personality can achieve in a few bars. The slow piece written near the end of the composer's life, strikes us at once by its tinge of melancholy and romantic freedom. The Minuet is a delightful little chromatic (coloured) essay, with lots of flats and sharps, making rich harmony in the lissom life of the piece.

: Prof. W. M. TATTERSALL:' Nature's Reaction to Man-VI, Reaction of Nature to Man's Activities.' S.B. from Cardiff

IF in his' domestic habits man makes himself and his animals and plants an easy prey to parasites, as Professor Tattersall has explained in his previous talks, he works havoc on a far wider scale when he travels about the world.
Organisms that are harmless in their own environment may become deadly when transplanted, and in the last of his talks, Prof. Tattersall will describe how this has happened in many instances, such as the famous example of the rabbits that are one of Australias chief pests.


(The Famous Vaudeville Artist)

: A Popular Orchestral Concert



Specially devised and arranged by the well-known theatrical director

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