MISS MACLEOD is the Officer in Charge of the Orthophonie
Department at King's College Hospital. She also lectures on Speech Training for the Central Association of Mental Welfare and for the Board of Education. Her work is to find out the nature of all kinds of defective speech, from the simplest lisp to unintelligible speech and the worst stammer, and to try to cure them. She has had notable success in cases of aphonia (complete loss of voice), re-education of speech after cleft palate operations, major and minor lisping and lalling, and with stammerers. It is in order to help mothers to prevent their children from becoming permanent stammerers that this talk has been arranged ; and although, of course, stammerers cannot expect to be cured by listening to one talk, they will look with eagerness for some hints and for hope of a cure.
BOOK-BINDING is a fashion that has suffered many vicissitudes.
In the eighteenth century no really elegant gentleman would consider his library presentable unless all the volumes were uniformly bound in calf and stamped with his bookplate in gold on the outside. Nowdays, to dress books in uniform like soldiers would be considered vandalism (though no less an authority than Mr. Gordon Craig has advocated the bookplate on the outside boards), and the uniform binding has become the badge of the public lending library -and of its most thumbed sections at that. But there are many sorts of books for which one may legitimately desire a binding more durable and more distinctive than issues from the ordinary publishing house, and book-binding is not merely an innocent, but a very amusing and absorbing pursuit.
CHINESE art has for some time now been the commonest link between that country and ourselves ; and recently another popular link has been forged by the increasing translations (such as those by Mr. Arthur Waley ) from Chinese literature. The profundity that hides behind the simplicity of Chinese art and letters is not the least part of their appeal to us; they have the simplicity of a petal or a loaf, and the same glow of essential life is in them. Art and letters, as a revelation of the Chinese, form the mainstay of Dr. Giles's talk today-the poems and novels of dynasties long before Christ, essays, drama, painting on silk in the Han dynasty, porcelain from the T'ang to the Ming period, architecture under the rule of the Tartars, and famous Chinese bronzes.
Relayed from the Assembly Room,
City Hall, Cardiff S.B. from Cardiff
NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES (Cerddorfa Genodlaethol Cymru)
Conducted by WARWICK BRAITH WAITE
An Appeal on behalf of The NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF
(For notes on the Concert see centre of page and also page 477)
Overture, ' Oberon' - Weber
Lyric Suite, Op. 54 - Grieg The Shepherd Boy ; Norwegian Peasant March; Nocturne
BEN DAVIES (Tenor) and Orchestra Flower Song (' Carmen ') - Bizet
ORCHESTRA Tone Poem, ' Don Juan ' - Strauss
ORCHESTRA Welsh Rhapsody - German
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