Ⓓ From page 30 of ' When Two or Three'
Mrs. ARTHUR WEBB
At the Organ of The Regal, Edmonton
Peoples of the World-2
' Indian Dwellers in the Gran Chaco'
J. W. LINDSAY
In South America, in Paraguay, a lozenge of country marked in your map between Brazil on the north and east, Bolivia on the north-west, and Argentina on the west and south, is a great plain called the Gran Chaco , sandwiched between the mountain range of the Andes and the Brazilian Highlands.
Here live the Indians of story, ever on the move : their dwellings a thatch of grass over a rude structure of branches, their beasts of burden oxen, their transport a cart on great wheels eight feet high, the better to negotiate swamp and desert, their weapon the bow and arrow, their vanity appeased by head-dresses, ornaments, and anklets of ostrich feathers, their thirst often quenched by a drink from a plant that stores rain water.
This afternoon J. W. Lindsay is to tell you about these Indian nomads, those on the grassland hunting the ostrich, those in the forests hunting the jaguar, those by the water hunting the alligator. He will tell you of their struggle for existence against flood and tempest, and of their perpetual conflicts with governments over disputed territory.
The Westminster Singers (unaccompanied) : The splendour falls on castle walls (Odell); It's oh! to be a wild wind (Elgar) ; Feasting, I watch (Elgar)
Benno Moiseiwitsch (pianoforte):
Andante favori (Beethoven) .
Emmy Bettendorf (soprano) : How like a flower thou bloomest (Liszt) ; It is a wondrous sympathy (Liszt)
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Round the Country-side—2
' The Wanderings of Snails '
Although snails are usually very unwelcome visitors to our gardens, we may gain at least a little compensation for their depredations by observing their interesting ways. Their wanderings between borders and flower beds, for instance, are by no means aimless wanderings, for by a series of careful watchings at the proper time it is easy to prove that snails have a strange power of finding their way about, even in the darkness.
Snails are, in fact, much more familiar with their immediate surroundings than is commonly believed. Although their sight is of the poorest, they do not easily get lost, and they even show a tenacity of purpose which you would hardly expect to find in such lowly animals. In his talk this afternoon Mr. Richard Morse will tell you of snails which, like the cats he spoke of some time ago, have been able to find their way home in the most mysterious manner.
Junior Course la. Lesson la
Rests, or' Silent Times', and their Uses
ERNEST READ, F.R.A.M.
Recent Scientific Research
I. Excavations at Ur
C. LEONARD WOOLLEY
'This and That'
Charles Bye (violin); James Souttei (violin); Horace Ayckbourn (viola) ;
Frederick Alexander (violoncello)
WINIFRED RADFORD (soprano)
Frank Bridge is a brilliant all-round musician, for he has reached the front rank as a composer, conductor, and viola player. He studied the violin at the Royal College of Music, and in 1899 won a scholarship for composition and studied under Stanford for four years-Then Bridge joined the Grimson Quartet as second violinist, but later turned to the viola, taking Wirth's place in the famous Joachim Quartet.
Bridge's practical experience of chamber music playing has been invaluable to him as a composer, and, consequently, many fine chamber works have issued from his fluent and inventive pen. His first string Quartet in E minor, a skilful and very beautiful work. secured him a mention d'honncur in an international competition at Bologna in 1906.
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin tor Farmers
under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D.,
(Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
KEYBOARD MUSIC played by EGON PETRI (pianoforte)
Part I, 'Forces that Mould Our Lives-3
H. A. MESS, Ph.D.
This evening Dr. H. A. Mess will show how imitation is easier than initiative. Individuals form habits ; group habits are called custom. He will discuss the tenacity of customs, and point out how custom is often reinforced by the law and by religion. He will speak of some English taboos, and go on to show how travel and the increasing scale of society may break down customs. The importance of models and patterns. Custom economises human energy. But custom should be subjected to the scrutiny of our reason.
THE TRIAL OF WILLIAM PENN
At the Old Bailey on a Charge of ' causing a tumult'
Reconstructed from the Original records by LESLIE BAILY
And produced by LANCE SIEVEKING
The play opens at the house of Admiral
Penn in 1668. The scene changes to the Old Bailey in 1670 The order of the speakers and The Gentlemen of the Jury
This Famous Trial' will be broadcast in the Regional programme tomorrow night. An article on William Penn, by Leslie Baily , will be found on page 15.
Her daughter, Peg:
Her husband, Admiral Sir William Penn:
Her son, William Penn:
The Lord Mayor of London, Sir:
Samuel Starling Ralph
Crier at the Old Bailey:
Clerk of the Court:
The Recorder, Sir John Howel:
William Mead, a Quaker:
Lieutenant Cook Witnesses at the trail:
Thomas Jenkins Witnesses at the trail:
Thomas Veer, Foreman of the Jury:
An Evening at the Red Sarafan
(A Russian Cabaret) under the direction of Captain V. Vivien ,
Marquis de Chateaubrun with EMILIO Colombo and his RED SARAFAN ORCHESTRA
THE SIBERIAN COSSACKS
Leader, Captain SOROKIN
Visitors and Guests
Produced by A. W. HANSON
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Sir WILLIAM BEVERIDGE , K.C.B.
The Rt. Hon. Lord Eustace Percy, M.P.
The speaker tonight comes from a famous family, and has played a prominent part in public life. After leaving the Diplomatic Service he entered Parliament as Unionist Member for Hastings, which he has represented since 1921. He was Minister of Health from 1923 to 1924 and President of the Board of Education from 1924 to 1929. Amongst his publications are 'The Responsibilities of the League', 'Education at the Cross Roads', 'Democracy on Trial', and 'Government in Transition', the last published last year. Since 1932 he has been editor of 'The Year Book of Education'.
Born in Calcutta just seventy-four years ago-May 6 is his birthday— Tagore comes of a Bengali family famous for its achievements in the fields of literature, art and religion. Sir Rabindranath was educated in India and Europe and writes in Bengali and English with equal distinction. He has produced numerous poems, dramas, novels and religious works in both languages, yet he considers as his real life-work the.' reform school ' at Santiriketan, which he founded in 1901, and which has long been internationally famous.
Tagore's literary work is valued quite as highly abroad as in! England or India. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 and knighted two years later, though such worldly honours have always meant little to Tagore the mystic.
That word ' mystic' is a little frightening. But, unlike so many mystics, Tagore has never tried to separate himself from the mass of humanity. Quite the contrary. He if profoundly human.
London and North Nationals close down at 11.15 and West National at 11.20
LEW STONE AND HIS BAND
Relayed from The Hollywood
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(London and North Nationals close down at 23.15 and West National at 23.20)