(R) From page 66 of 'When Two or Three'
' Early Days in the Canadian North-West Mounted and British Columbia
Police' by ' 160 ' and ' Old Timer '
This morning two veterans are to talk about the stirring days when, as young men, they enlisted in the North-West Mounted and British Columbia Police, respectively Old Timer' and '160'. ' 160 ' is eighty-five years of age, but he can still hit the trail, though it leads to Broadcasting House and not across the Canadian Prairies.
He was among the first thousand to enlist in 1874, joining B troop in Toronto, entraining from there and detraining at Eargo in North Dakota; riding onto Dufferin, with the wagons sticking in the mud ; making the land of the Blackfeet and the Bloods and the Piegans-those Indians of story ; sighting the Cypress hills and buffalo; riding on in red tunic and white helmet on his brown horse.
He will tell of a stampede inside a corral of wagons ; of a demonstration by the Blackfeet in all their war paint; and of hunting down whisky traders and horse thieves in those days long ago... ,
Then seventy-year-old ' Old Timer will take his place at the microphone and tell of duties no less hazardous, with the water police on the Yukon, where, if you were to survive, you needed the ears of an owl and the eyes of an eagle and the swiftness of a snake ; and even then something more. For ' Old Timer' owed his life more than once to a one-part dog and three-part timber wolf named Laddie, of whose cleverness and stoutness of heart he will talk for hours.
Songs from Mozart's Operas
Heddle Nash (tenor) : 0 Loveliness beyond compare ; 0 Voice of Magic Melody (The Magic Flute)
Ria Ginster (soprano) : Ye gentle breezes, and If I lost my father (Idomeneo) ; I am lost (Figaro)
Gerhard Husch (baritone) : The
Bird Catcher (The Magic Flute); Madamina (Don Juan )
'Louis prend sa revanche '
E. M. STÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE
At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
The Granada, Walthamstow
by BERKELEY MASON
From the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
British History-6 ' Turnip Townshend'
In 1701 the famous Berkshire farmer, Jethro Tull , invented the drill and, prior to 1713-the date of the Peace of Utrecht-he introduced turnips into the field in King William's reign ' ; but ' the practice did not travel beyond the hedges of his estate ' till after that year.
Lord Townshend, whose estates were in Norfolk, was one of the first great landlords to make extensive use of root crops such as swedes, mangolds, and turnips—especially turnips. That is why people nicknamed him ' Turnip Townshend '. Today you are to hear something about him and about other famous farmers of the eighteenth century.
2.30 English Literature
Delight in Poetry
'Private and Public Poetry'
This afternoon some of the following poems will be read to you: The Lake Isle of Innisfree (W. B. Yeats ), A Great Time (W. H. Davies ), Home-Thoughts, from the Sea (Robert Browning ), A Song for St. Cecilia's Day-selected stanzas (John Dryden ), Psalms xxiii, xxiv, cxxxvii.
' Your Club Activities '
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
JELLY D'ARANYI (violin)
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
(From Glasgow) i
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
G. K. CHESTERTON
under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Anthems sung by THE WIRELESS SINGERS and Vocal OCTET
At the organ, BERKELEY MASON
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
Chandos Anthem, 0 come let us sing
4b. Chorus : Tell it out among the heathen
S. Soprano solo: 0 magnify the Lord
6. Tenor solo : The Lord prescrveth the souls of the saints
7. Tenor solo : For iook, as high as heaven is
8. Chorus : There is sprung up a light
Soprano, MARGARET GODLEY
Tenor I,. BRADBRIDGE WHITE
A Concert in the Town Hall
Birmingham is a busy musical city. It possesses a first-rate orchestra of its own-the City of Birmingham Orchestra, which, helped by a grant from the City Council, has held winter seasons of concerts for several years. Adrian Boult was its former conductor and k
Joseph Lewis was assistant conductor for six years. It gives weekly concerts every Sunday in the Town Hall and a season of symphony concerts from October to April ; also popular concerts and Children's Concerts. There is also a very good string orchestra called the Birmingham Philharmonic String Orchestra, which gives Midday Concerts throughout the season.
Choral music is represented by the Festival Choral Society, conducted by Harold Gray. Dr. Boult was also its former conductor. It is the oldest choral society in the City, and originally formed the nucleus of the chorus of the now defunct Triennial Festival. Then there is the City of Birmingham Choir, conducted by G. D. Cunning ham, who is also City Organist. This younger society was formed by Sir Granville Bantock , and its first conductor was Joseph Lewis. It has done excellent work, especially in modern choral music.
Finally there is the Birmingham
Police Band, a fine combination that gives numerous concerts in the parks and halls of the city.
8.35 ' During the Interval'
8.50 Concert-Part 2
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed]. Prices 35. to 10s. (including entertainments tax)
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Roy Fox and his Band
London National only (261.1 m.)
Television (low definition) by the Baird Process
Annette Keith (the well-known dance band vocalist)
Donald Peers (songs)
Sandy Powell with Roy Jefferies and Peggy Whitty
Violet Victoria (comedienne)
Marie Colores (dances)
Sydney Jerome's Quintet
(sound will be radiated on 296.2 m.)