From page 24 of ' When Two or Three
' Food values in the Kitchen '
V. H. MOTTRAM
Professor of Physiology in the University of London
At the Organ of The Regal,
Peoples of the World-10
Reindeer Hunters and Herders of the Tundra'
This is the last Regional Geography talk this term, and the last of Mr. ROSWORTH Goldman 's three talks on Siberia. Last week he told you about the Southern Samoyed ; today he is to take you to the extreme north, to that part of Siberia touching the Arctic Ocean, to the portion of the Tundra that lies east of the Obdorsk Mountains.
Here is a flat, cold, desert, treeless plain, with low-growing vegetation. lichens, and moss, frozen for most of the year, and inhabited by the Southern Samoyed and the Tungus people (who originally came from China and whom the Samoyed call Aiya or ' younger brothers ').
The Samoyed and Tungus live in tepees or tents, and are dependent on reindeer for food, drink, and clothes. Their settlements are guarded, and their haulage is done by the snow-white Samoyed dog such as you see in Britain. They are less affected by the Russians, and therefore less civilised, than the Southern Samoyed. They are shy, and avoid the big rivers and places of trade. They have their peculiar habits and customs. The reindeer, on which they depend for survival, they use both as mounts and as pack-animals.
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alois Melichar : Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, in F (Bach)-i. Allegro; 2. Adagio; 3. Allegro; 4. Minuet
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema ;
Round the Countryside-10
' Young Birds '
Young birds vary in the way they grow up. Much depends on whether they are active from the first, or whether they remain in the nest until they can i fly. Those that are restricted to the confines of a nest are often hatched in an almost naked state, blind and dependent on their parents for food and warmth. More active species that do not stay in the nest are hatched with their eyes open, have a warm covering of down, and, although guided and helped by their parents, search for their own food.
When fully feathered, the young may be coloured and marked like their parents, or 1 ike one of them, or they may be unlike either parent. One of the most interesting examples of difference between parents and young is shown bv the starling-the young of these dark, glossy-coated birds being pale brown.
Young birds have so many enemies that mortality is very high. Of the vast numbers hatched out, only comparatively few reach maturity. Many are now killed by a new enemy, the motor-car, and towards the end of the summer, when the number of young birds is at its height, the road claims a large toll.
Noble Rollin , who is to give this interesting talk, studies the habits of birds at his research station in Northumberland.
The Situation Abroad-3
Religion and the State (Germany,
ARNOLD J. TOYNBEE
Research Professor of International History in the University of London, and Director of Studies in the Royal
Institute of International Affairs
'This and That'
THE SYLVAN TRIO :
John Francis (flute) ; Sylvia Spencer
(oboe) j Millicent Silver (pianoforte)
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Contemporaries of Bach and Handel
DAVID WISE (violin)
AMBROSE GAUNTLETT (viola da gamba)
ERNEST LUSH (harpsichord)
Sonata m A minor, Op. I, No. 3
Dietrich Buxtehtide (1637-1707)
1. Adagio, Allegro; 2. Lento, Vivace, Presto
in the Modern World
' The Liberty of the Individual'
The Rt. Hon. Lord HUGH CECIL ,
A Comedy with Music
Music by WALTER LEIGH
Lyrics by V. C. CLINTON-BADDELEY
THE B.B.C. VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK
Adaptation and production by LAURENCE GILLIAM
Based on the original scenario by Yves Mirande for the Pathe-Natan film,
By arrangement with the Academy
Cinema, London, W.I
The action takes place on Baron St. Mayer's yacht, on a Desert Island, and in Paris
Time, the Present
(' Charlemagne' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night. Pictures from the film version will be found on page 13)
Baron St Mayer:
JACK LORIMER and THE RADIO THREE
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Sir WILLIAM BEVERIDGE , K.C.B.
ALLAN FERGUSON , D.Sc. (Assistant Professor of Physics, Queen Mary
The many' amenities brought into our lives by scientific discoveries have become so much a matter of course that we pay little attention to them-until something goes wrong. Still less do we consider the concentrated effort that has been expended in generations of patient research to provide these amenities.
What a fascinating story, for example, is that of gas, from its first faint flickerings more than a century ago, when the peace of Amiens was made the occasion of the illumination of the Soho foundries, to the position today, when gas provides efficient light for our rooms, cooks our meals, contributes towards the solution of the smoke-problem in cities, and provides us with by-products essential to many important industries, and tq the comforts of our daily lives.
Storage, purification, transport, measurement : think of the problems involved in the supply of gas to such cities as London and Manchester-problems solved so quietly and efficiently that we, as consumers, hardly give them a thought.
MARIA SANDRA (soprano)
FRANK LAFFITTE (pianoforte)
LEW STONE AND HIS BAND
Relayed from The Hollywood