From page 60 of' When Two or Three'
Mr. WILFRID ROBERTS
TRIS MORNING Wilfrid Roberts is to talk of an estuary in' a beautiful part of Cumberland which is little known. Here one may stand on English soil and look at Scotland over the water. On the Northern side, at the point, the granite range called Criffe!l stands sentinel to the Irish Sea, and on the far side, too, rise hills behind a village and a town linked with the names of two of Scotland's most famous sons: Carlyle, who was born at Ecclefechan, and Burns, who died at Dumfries.
And perhaps standing here with one's eyes on the firth, one recalls that winter morning in 1792 when a young customs officer, sent to watch a smuggler that had got into low water, wrote ' The Deil's awa' wi' the Excise-man
On the Cumberland side of the water is agricultural land, dotted with small farms. Salmon are caught in the tidal estuary with beams and ' haaf ' nets-one of the few places in England where nets are used for salmon.
Marsh flats, white sands ; a place of wild beauty ; for the very name of the estuary is beautiful. Solway Moss. What lovely names there are in Cumberland. Wilfrid Roberts will also speak of' Sowdy Powdies '-quicksands ; and he will tell of hapless horses and cattle that have got into them, and of how they are got out.
At The Organ of The Plaza (Cinema,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Glyn Eastman (bass-baritone)
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for Schools, from 2.0 to 4.0 Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme. Details atfoot of page.
Sir JOHN RUSSELL , D.Sc., F.R.S.:
Mr. ALEC MACDONALD : The Rise of Modern Science '
A Pianoforte Recital
By Evlyn Howard-Jones
Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor (Bach). Prelude and Fugue in G, No. 15 (Bach). Mazurka ; Waltz; Waltz; Toccata (from Five Piano Pieces (Delius)
Early Stages in German-7
Herr A. HERMANN WINTER
ELSIE OWEN (violin)
ViviAN LANGRISH (pianoforte)
Directed by Guy Daines
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
EARLY CONTINENTAL BAROQUE
Programmes arranged by Dr. ERNST HERMANN MEYER
CARL DOLMETSCH (treble recorder and viol)
RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH (tenor recorder and viol)
NATALIE DOLMETSCH (tenor viol)
MILLICENT DOLMETSCH (viol da gamba)
MONTAGUE BREARLEY (violin)
JOSEPH SHADWICK (violin)
ERNEST LusH (harpsichord)
Italy, first period ; Spain ; France
Fuga a 4 (2 tr. viols, ten. viol, viola da gamba) Andres Lorente (Spain,
_ , 1634-1703)
Fantaisie a 4 (tr. recorder, tr. viol, ten. viol, viola da gamba)
Eustache Du Caurroy (France, 1549-
La Giovinetta pianta a 5 (violin, tr. viol, 2 ten. viols, viola da gamba)
Claudio Monteverdi (Italy, 1567-1643) Fantaisie a 2 (tr. recorder, ten. recorder)
Nicolaus Métru (France, c. 1642)
Sonata a 5 (2 violins, tr. viol, ten. viol, viola da gamba, harpsichord)
Giovanni Valentini (Italy, c. 1620)
Dr. Ernst Hermann
Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
'Modern Industry and National
Lt. Col. Sir HERBERT AUSTIN , K.B.E.
THIS EVENING'S BROADCAST is to be the first of four talks on the same subject, but each will be given from a different point of view. Over a period of four weeks the problem of the effect of Industry on National Character is to be discussed by an employer of industry, a working man, a working woman, and a social worker.
Lieut.-Col. Sir Herbert Austin is
Chairman of the Austin Motor Car Co. Ltd., and of the Wolseley Machine Co. Ltd. He served his apprenticeship to engineering at Langlands Foundry, Melbourne ; managed several small works there ; came over to England in 1890 to control the manufacture of the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine ; and was made a director in 1900. It was not until 1905 that he manufactured the first motor-car on his own account, at Longbridge Works, Northfield, Birmingham, but there is no one who has not heard of the Austin car today.
Next Monday a working man is to give his views.
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
Mr. N. K. ROSCOE : 'The Japanese
THE JAPANESE FARMER will be shown in this vivid talk as an individual and wholly admirable figure, skilful, industrious, scientific, and incredibly patient.
Even in England, where farms are small compared to America and the Dominions, one thinks of a farm of 200 acres as being of average size, and the tenant of it has to work from cockcrow to dark to keep the family going. It seems incredible, then, that seventy per cent. of Japanese farms run to no more than two to two and a half acres each, and the farmers and their families are able to subsist on them.
There is practically no pasture. The flats are paddy fields, the hills are mulberry orchards. Mulberry leaves feed the silkworms, an important asset to every farmer, requiring attention day and night. Imagine the patience of those people transplanting rice seedlings one by one for hours on end, having to stoop in mud and water to do it.
A picturesque person, the Japanese farmer, in his tunic and trousers of blue, wearing a mushroom hat and mackintosh of grass to keep off the rain.
N. K. Roscoe spent sixteen years in Japan, and eleven of them were connected with agriculture. He travelled over 54,000 miles throughout the whole Empire, meeting and lecturing to farmers. He speaks and reads Japanese.
Mr. N. K.
THE KUTCHER STRING
Samuel Kutcher (violin) ; Frederick Grinke (violin) ; Raymond Jeremy (viola) ; Douglas Cameron (violoncello)
PARRY JONES (tenor) (Poems from Chamber Music by JAMES JOYCE )
THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ
Relayed from Casani's Club
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)