From page 12 of ' When Two or Three '
Mr. WILFRID ROBERTS
THIS MORNING Wilfrid Roberts is to talk about the horsemen of the farm, those picturesque figures to be seen against the skyline ploughing their furrows, or perhaps with the day's labour over, riding bareback along the lane in the gnat-hung sunset or the dusk.
They plough, they cut the hay, they make the cornstacks ; skilled labour for which they are paid 38s. a week in return for long hours. But most of these horsemen are young and amazingly skilful. They can thatch a rick, set a plough, or ' pike ' hay, and they take a pride in their craft.
This talk will discuss their life and environment. Many hire themselves out, live in the farmhouse, and, being paid half-yearly and saving, become farmers thereby. And it will show something of their recreations, of hound trailing, of country dances, of occasional visits to Carlisle to see the pictures : to resume work next morning, with seagulls from the Solway getting their fill from the upturned soil.
At The Organ of the Plaza Cinema,
Leader, Frank Thomas
Louie Yelling (Contralto)
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional programme for Schools, from 2.0 to 4.0, Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme. Details at foot of page.
2.5 (-2.25) Science and Agriculture-9
Sir JOHN RUSSELL : The Pig'
2.30 (-2.55) World History-Talk 5
Mr. ALEC MACDONALD : The Industrial Revolution '
by Leff Pouishnoff
Moment Musical (Schubert) ; Tango
(Albeniz) ; Prelude in B flat (Rachmaninov ) ; Polichinelle (Rachmaninov)
Early Stages in German-9 Herr A. HERMANN WINTER
JAMES WHITEHEAD (violoncello)
Sonata in G minor, Op. 5, No. 2
Beethoven, ed. Tcvey and Such
1. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo; 2. Allegro molto piu tosto presto; 3. Rondo : Allegro
Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Sung by JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor)
Cp. 1 :
No. I. Ihr Auge (Her Eyes)
No. 2. Nachtlied (Night Songs)
No. 3. Die Lotosblume (The Lotus
No. 4. Nun holt mir eine
Kanne Wein (Go, fetch me a!pint of wine)
No. 5. 0 sah ich auf der Heide dort
(0 wert thou in the cauld blast)
No. 6. Tanzlied im Mai (Dancing
Song in May)
No. 7. Sonntag (Sunday)
No. 8. Fur Einen (For the Sake of Somebody)
No. 9. Jagdlied (Hunting Song)
Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
'Modern Industry and National
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JULIAN CLIFFORD
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
'A Day in the Life of a Japanese
TONIGHT'S TALK will be broadcast by a speaker who wishes to remain anonymous. In discussing the daily life of the Japanese soldier, he makes an interesting comparison between Japanese soldiering and our own.
The British recruit says ' So long, mother ' travels on a warrant to the nearest depot, and becomes a Tommy ; but it is not so in Japan. His family go with him, the villagers wave them to the station with flags, a sort of garden party follows at the barracks, where he changes into uniform and becomes at once a member of the most honoured profession in Japan. His Company Commander tells his admiring relations that he himself will be an elder brother to their boy. What would the British Tommy say to that ?
But with the departure of his relations, life is very strange to the young Japanese. On all occasions he has sat on the floor he must now sit on a bench ; he has slept on the floor, he must now sleep on an iron bed-cot.
Football and cricket take no place in his recreations; the wrestling and fencing he has been taught on parade he indulges in on warm summer evenings ; his officers speak to him roughly, he answers in the most polished manner. He may drop out on a route march and be left to die-he has failed in his duty, and his relations will approve ; or for minor offences he may be appealed to with the greatest kindness-there is no C.B. His iron rations are not biscuit and bully beef, but cold boiled rice kneaded into a cake with a pickled plum in the centre, and it stays him for hours. How these, and other characteristic differences, are the reasons contributing to the conscript Japanese army being one of the most efficient and mobile in the world will be shown in this interesting talk.
in ' Big Business'
A Musical Show with POLLY WALKER and MAURICE EVANS
(' Big Business' will be broadcast again in the Regional programme tomorrow night.)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)