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IN the series of talks, of which this is the last, an attempt has been made to show how different aspects of village life can be brightened and enriched so as' to make the English village once more a desirable home. This afternoon Mrs. Nugent Harris will review the ideas put forward by the previous talkers, and estimate what changes would he worked in the next generation if they were put into effect.

THE ever-increasing industrialization of the East constitutes an important problem in the world organization of today, and it is significant that Sir Atnl Chatterjee , tho High Commissioner for India in London, should bo this year's President of the International Labour Organization of the League of Nations—the first non-European to hold that office. The I.L.O. is likely to bo brought into increasing contact with the East in future years, and, as one who has been prominently identified with the study of industrial problems there. Sir Atnl is in a position' to exert an important influence on the relations between the Far East and the League.

FEW French composers of last century attained speedier or more consistent success than
Massenet. Ho was a brilliant student, and, of his score or more of Operas the greater part enjoyed immense popularity. At the age of thirty-four he received the decoration of the Legion of Honour, and two years later he became a member of the Academy of Fine Arts-the youngest member ever elected. Not many of his operas have survived in England, but Manon was long a favourite at Covent Garden.
His Neapolitan Scenes probably include some reminiscences of his period in Italy, to which country he. was sent to study when he won the ' Prix de Rome ' in 1863.

MISS ETHEL ABEL THOMAS , London's leading woman exponent of auction bridge, will again be one of the four players who will take part in this evening's third bridge demonstration of this winter, arranged jointly by tho B.B.C. and the Evening Standard.
Following the method hitherto found so successful, we publish the hand below to enable reader-listeners to play it over in advance for themselves.
Do not look at this deal immediately. Instead, induce a fifth friend to distribute the cards to your table of four, so that you can try the hand unhampered by knowledge of what all the players hold. The deal is as follows :—
The play will be reviewed in the Evening Standard the day after the broadcast.
11.0 12.0 DANCE .
MUSIC : JAY WHIDDEN'S BAND, from the Carlton Hotel

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