From page 54 of ' When Two or Three '
At The Organ of The Regal, Edmonton
Peoples of the World-3
' Cultivators of the East Indies
The Rt. Hon. W. Ormsby-Gore , M.P.
Schools were told last week by Dr. Bryant Mumford about Java—her music and peoples; and to-day the Right Hon. W. Ormsby-Gore is to tell them about Java's dense population, and how they are dependent on the land-a land of rich soil and outstanding beauty.
They will hear about the influence of China, about the rice terraces about the'coming of Indian civilisation. Then about Arab traders and Islam, the Dutch and the spice trade, about sugar-cane, quinine, coffee, rubber, and tea-all the rich produce of Java through the years down to the present day.
Rt. Hon. W.
Moyse (flute), Laskine (harp), and Orchestra, conducted by Piero Coppola: Concerto in C (Mozart)— 1. Allegro: 2. Andantino ; 3. Rondo
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Round the Countryside-3
Understanding the Cat'
Although the cat has been man's familiar companion for so many centuries, it is still largely a mystery. Its behaviour is often strange and inexplicable, and utterly different from that of a dog. Probably the best way of understanding some of the more interesting of the cat's daily habits is to learn something of the past history of its race-of the ways of cats which never came under man's influence-for in spite of its long domestication the cat is still very largely a wild animal. Most of its familiar traits were probably well established while its ancestors still roved the fields and woods.
One of the greatest tributes that can be paid to it is its position in law. Ten years ago the owner of a pigeon sued the owner of a cat that had killed it. But the cat and its owner were held to be blameless because it was in the nature of the cat to kill the pigeon.
With the ancient Egyptians the cat was sacred ; with us it is privileged. It has been said of it that it is nobler than ourselves, for we depend on civilisation, whilst the cat makes use of it, but could go on living without it.
Junior Course 1, Lesson 2
' Leaps and steps '
ERNEST READ, F.R.A.M.
3.5 Early Stages in French
E. M. STÃ‰PHAN, assisted by B. R MONTEtL
3.35 Talk for Sixth Forms
Valentine BELL (Headmaster of Battersea Day Continuation School)
' This and That'
JOHN HILTON and JAMES Whittaker
This afternoon Mr. John Hilton is (o bring to the microphone the author of the autobiography, ' I, James Whit taker ', which is a recent success. Like Mr. Hilton, Mr. Whittaker comes from the industrial ranks.
THE NORBERT WETHMAR Trio :
Norbert Wethmar (violin) ; Bram Martin (violoncello) ; Wilfrid Parry
Ioy McARDEN (soprano)
Directed by ERNEST LEGGETT
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Oratorio Choruses sung by THE WIRELESS CHORUS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
At the Organ, BERKELEY MASON
Choruses from Saul (1740)
I. How excellent Thy name
2. Preserve him for the glory of Thy name
3. Mourn, Israel
4. The youth inspired by Thee, 0 Lord
Our fainting courage soon restor'd How excellent Thy name Hallelujah
' Soviet Russia'
MARGARET S. MILLER , Ph.D
Presented by LEONARD HENRY
THE DANCING DAUGHTERS
(Trained by Rosalind Wade)
At the Pianofortes: HARRY S. PEPPER and Doris ARNOLD
THE B.B.C. VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
Produced by LEONARD HENRY
BOYD CABLE : ' Swagging it in Australia'
In this entertaining talk by Mr. Boyd Cable listeners will hear a very detailed account of a swagman's requirements on the track in Australia, the sort of country he's likely to walk through, and the kind of reception he's likely to meet.
The lonelier parts of the country seem fine for a swagman, for it is the custom to give the traveller sufficient tea, flour, and sugar to carry him over the next stage of his route. Neither are you asked for references, nor is previous experience demanded of you when you apply for a job.
A good life it seems when you are bored with sleeping between sheets and have a regular job— for this last seems anathema to rolling stones. A swagman, by:the way, is merely a person who carries his blanket rolled across his back.
Mr. Boyd Cable gives an account of ' panning ' for gold and a vivid story of being bitten by a poisonous snake, which is the big act, as it were, of his talk, and a very thrilling one.
in ' Me and Miss Rigworthy' by Maurice Lane-Norcott
including Weather Forecast, Forecast for Shipping and (at 9.50 app.) the Weekly Commentary on Current Economic Affairs by Sir WILLIAM Beveridge , K.B.E.
The Rt. Hon. STANLEY BALDWIN ,
Tonight Mr. Stanley Baldwin is to reply on behalf of the Government to his distinguished critics of last week, and in doing so he will give the Government's views on the future of India, and wind up this important series.
Mr. Baldwin is one of the best known figures in public life. He has sat for the Bewdley Division of Worcestershire since 1908, has been Prime
Minister twice. and Lord President of the Council since the formation of the National Government in 1931; but he has become almost equally well known as a broadcaster. He has made many appearances at the microphone, and many listeners still remember his introduction to the series on ' The National Character' as one of the most notable of broadcast talks.
Rt. Hon. Stanley
DORIS VANE (soprano)
LEW STONE and his BAND