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THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN THURSDAY DECEMBER 4 1958 HELPING THE SALMON TO LIVE ANOTHER YEAR Short cut to salt water From our Special Correspondent MORECAMBE, WEDNESDAY. In -the children's 1 sea-water paddling pool ' on Morecambe Promenade, deserted for the season by its young' patrons, about' 230 salmon and sea trout now swim at their ease. The fish, which are the subject of an original experiment being conducted' by the Lancashire River Board, are in a condition which very few fishermen will ever have seen or-would recognise. Barely a week ago most of these fish were swimming in the upper reaches of rivers and streams in Westmorland, preparing to spawn. They were entirely fresh-water creatures in physique, colouring, and behaviour. At that point the river board stepped in ; and in the few days since that time the fish in the paddling pool have been rushed through experiences which usually take many months of their life cycle and, in fact, usually leave them dead. Having been' taken from the river and milked of their spawn by the board's fishery experts the fish were put into tanks and transported by lorry to Morecambe paddling pool, the last stage before their -release in the sea. This meant that the fish, travelling in comfort at (let us say) 30 miles an hour, completed their journey back to the coast in the record time of an hour or so. Normally the journey down river is a desperate, five-month struggle for a creature which has already ' spent its strength in the spawning effort. Few survivors Readers of "Salar, the Salmon" will recall the details. Only asmall fraction of these kelts, as spent fish are!, called, reach the sea alive ; some estimates say only 2 per cent of them. The facilities which the, board now offers its kelts in -the way of taxi-cab service to the coast with sea-adjust-. merit therapy to follow at Morecambe paddling pool is intended to keep them alive so that they will return and spawn another day. so improving fish stocks. BETTER TOWNS WITH TREES A practical guide A practical guide to the use of trees in town planning is published to-day by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government. "Trees in Town and City" (Stationery Office, 7s 6d deals-with the planting and conservation of trees to improve existing districts, to form a part of future development, and to hide the uglier urban and industrial necessities. Mr. Henry Brooke, the Minister, writes in a foreword : " Hardly a street could riot be improved, if someone would" give thought to planting the right trees in the right places." The authors of the book maintain that in the long run the use made of trees in towns depends on active and widespread local interest, and continue : " To be effective, such interest must be based on knowledge and foresight. It is much easier to appreciate trees that are already fully grown than to envisage. ibetors sdaoting the .SDace .that will be taken ud in thirty to fifty years' time, and the problems that may then arise in garden or street. The object of this book' is to stimulate observation and to try to make people's natural affection for trees to be more thoughtful and belter informed." In planning future development, says the book, it can happen that trees are passed over as being everybody's and therefore nobody's responsibility. The impression of maturity which trees, even in the wrong position and poorly grown, can give to a new .estate is worth having. Local authorities are recommended to encourage private developers to provide grass and trees, because better landscaping implies higher rateable value and contributes to the character of a town. Nor are trees which get in the way of redevelopment necessarily doomed, for quite large trees can now be transplanted. Many advantages A lot of street "furniture" must remain unobscured by trees, but they can 'be used to mask the rear of buildings, to make car-parks more attractive, and to protect residents from traffic noise and the glare, of headlamps'. They can be planttyf to screen industrial sites ; where the sites'are too big for trees to hide them, the trees can be planted instead close to the places from which the sites would be viewed. Trees can be planted to hide derelict ground, and. to help in its reclamation. The book gives advice on how to choose and plant trees, and how to look after them. It also contains a list of the trees suitable for urban planting, together with, their characteristics. THE' QUEEN MOTHER VISITS LLOYD'S Greeted by the Lutine bell The Lutine bell rang' twice at Lloyds yesterday as a traditional signal of good news when , .Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother paid a visit and lunched with the chairman and members of the committee. For more than half an hour., she walked round the floor and the gallery of the underwriting room, and stopped at many of the desks to . chat with brokers, underwriters, and clerks. ' In the writing room the Queen Mother saw the Lutine chair and table made from the rudder of the famous '.'ullion - ship. PAGEANTRY, "PUBS", AND. THE PRESS Mr Nixon finds some good words Washington, December 3. Vice-President Nixon told , correspondents to-day there would not be any " significant change " in United States policy as a result of his talks with Mr- Macmillan and other British leaders in London last week. ,He particularly noted three main points in his talks with British leaders : a very close agreement between the two countries on the Berlin problem ; much greater concern than he had realised over the European Free Trade Area , issue, and . an " identity of approach" in opposition to disengagement as part of a German resettlement. He had never been more impressed than- he was- with the service at St Paul's Cathedral to dedicate a chapel in memory of Americans based in Britain .who died' during the Second World War. He went on : " Some people in Britain might perhaps feel that the pageantry is overdone. I can only say" that I hope they never discontinue it. I think we have gone too far in getting away from it. I think we must realise taat this pageantry is one of the most effective On arrival at Morecambe the spent fish are put into tanks. Over a period of five days the water in these is made increasingly saline until the fish can be transferred to the pure sea water in the paddling pool. After a fortnight here they will be taken three or four miles out to sea to avoid the diluted coastal water in a launch and released. Each fish is marked with a , plastic tag so that if, as is hoped, any of the fish do return to spawn another year the board may get to know about it Judging by the look of the fish in the paddling' pool the results are already striking. In the course of the five days the fish have adapted themselves in several ways for their period of sea-feeding an unusual sign of self-confidence in a kelt. In colour the salmon look as silvery as hake and the sea trout look rather like whiting. The salmon kelts have changed their haggard, after-spawning appearance to something more robust and lively. Very few have died. Digestive changes The board's fishery officer. Mr L. Stewart, who has dissected one or two of these flsh, says that there seem to be changes in their digestive systems as though they were preparing for another feeding cycle ; and, more remarkable, there is a development of new ovaries in the hen salmon. He has not observed this before, he says, in a kelt which has had to fend for itself. His theory, which he hopes fishery scientists will soon investigate more thoroughly, is that the majority of kelts can be saved for another spawning if only, as here, they are saved the rigours of the down-river journey and the shock of meeting salt water when they reach the sea. The experiment is part of a large river-restocking programme which the board is now undertaking in conjunction with local angling associations. The spawn removed from the fish. now at Morecambe is being cultivated in the hatcheries and the salmon fry produced will be distributed to rivers and streams in the board's area. LONDON'S MIXED EXHIBITIONS A time for discovery By Frederick Laws This is a time of mixed exhibitions when galleries whose style and taste are normally rigid show pictures which do not quite fit their formula. The cunning and brave collector has a chance of finding good but untypical works by modern or ancient artists in early December. "Recent acquisitions" at Tooth's, 31 Bruton -Street. London W. 1, is a pleasantly odd lot. "A Midnight Modern Conversation" by Hogarth is a picture to see before it goes overseas. In literary purpose it is a mixture o( moral disapproval of drinking among the respectabie classes and private insult As painting the composition is somewhat rambling, and only the odd face. wig. or pipe is as interesting as one would have expected from Hogarth. A Breton landscape of Gauguin is mostly of historical importance and an early Roualt lacks tension. But a panel of a Bonnard screen called " La Promenade " ,s very attractive: there is a good Leda by Dufy and an excellent Vuillard. The Wildenstein Gallery. 147 New Bond Street, is showing " Some contemporary British painters " eight of them, all respectable. The quality of Allan Gwynne-Jones's portraits is weil recognised and Clifford Hall's quiet talent matures well. Of the newer arrivals Brian Roxby's sensitive landscapes show considerable promise On the fourth floor of the Galeries Lafayette shop in Regent Street a minor French salon can be seen called " Les grands et les jeunes d'aujourdhui." The worst pictures here are much worse than would be accepted by the saddest of our Erofessional societies of artists. Cele-rated names are present, but the Picasso is a dull trifle, the Cocteau does not matter, and the Survages are below his normal standard. Odd'.y enough a Bernard Buffet is more than merely clever. On the strength of this show the school of Paris would seem to be in a poor way. But there are paintings with some life in them by Yankel Guiramand. Chapelain Midy. and Micha Wilatch. "MINISTRY GRANT FOR RING ROAD 290,000 for Coventry By our own Reporter About three-quarters of the cost of constructing the second section of the Coventry Inner Ring Road, estimated at 396,000, is be met by a cra'nt from the Ministry of Transport and Civii Aviation. The grant to Coventry City Council is for nearly 290,000. The second section of the road, 480 yards long, will extend from Swans-well Terrace to Hill Cross and will include roundabouts at each end, with two carriageways 24 feet in width, two cycle tracks 12 feet across, and two footpaths 8 feet wide. The inner ring road will take traffic' round Coventry's new, main shopping and civic centre. Even before the road is completed the second section is expected to ease the flow of traffic on the north side of the city. The work of demolishing property on the first section is going ahead with the help of a grant made a year ago. MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL ThunAn. S a.m.: HoJy Communion. f II m : Miti-tni. 5 30 p.m.: Evensong; Rubb.-a; Anthem. O Lord, look down from bejten " (Baulk!..)!), ways to make a people feel their faith in the traditions they nave. On this point I would give A-plus to the British." Other points which impressed the Vice-President and Mrs Nixon in England were British politeness, respect for privacy in " pubs," and the restraint shown by British university students compared with their American counterparts. Of his visit to a "pub," Mr Nixon had this to say: "Everybody, there knew who I was you cannot disguise this profile of mine but such is the British respect for privacy that no one tried to talk to us." He also had a good word to say about the British press. " I was amazed at the circulations of your newspapers. British photographers are much more polite than American photographers. I think they would be shocked if they came over here and saw how our photographers order everyone around. Reporters in putting their questions at a press conference use a more subtle approach than the American newsman, who sometimes feels that the way to get an answer is to insult vou." Reuter. "Stripping" salmon at a hatchery run by the Lancashire River Board. The board is carrying, out a scheme to overcome loss of fish from fatigue and other hazards after natural spawning. These pictures show, from the top left : the children's paddling pool at Morecambe, used to keep fish brought back from the hatchery before releasing them into the sea ; stripping a female salmon of eggs ; a " spent " fish after removal of eggs ; fertilising eggs with a male : fertilised eggs in a net ; and the hatching tanks MISCELLANY Who said that ? "We became protectors in 1815. We did much good in the island : we improved the roads, improved the police, we promoted equal laws. We did many things that were right, but yet the people said to us : ' This may be all very well, but we are Greeks and we want to be united with the Deoole of our own blood.' And therefore, instead of gratitude and attachment, a condition of things most disgraceful and painful arose in the island." Who said that the British spokesman at the United Nations '' " What 1 want to point out to you is that these national affinities inspire feelings which are a good and honourable part of our nature that it is natural, legitimate, and right for people to be associated with the brethren of their race, and that the bulk of the people of Cyprus are Greek." Who said that the Greek spokesman at the United Nations ? Both, in fact, are what Gladstone said in 1880 at Penicuik. Hell Fire for tourists Mr Kenneth Besson. a Dublin hotelier, has chosen an art site for the casino which he hopes to establish in the new year a spot in the Dublin mountains, quite near the rums of the Hell Fire Club. It was here that the Irish version of ihe Reeeiicv buck entered into sDirited and spiritual comoetnion with his Medmenham contemooranes in the gentle art of theurgy. Apart from its occult connotations, the club was the scene of much orodigious gambling and of preposterous wagers by gentlemen w no aspired to the highest fon. It was here, legend has it. that Buck Whaley made his wager " lo repair to Jerusalem, Dlav handball aeainst its walls, and return within the twelvemonth." In which venture he reportedly succeeded. A matter of 2 millions is available to finance the venture, and all that is necessary to ensure success is a slight adiustment in the Republic's gambling laws. " We have," Mr Besson savs. " a potential clientele of-55 million on our doorsteo. The British neoDle would love to have a casino, but I doubt if they ever will. For this reason we should vastly increase our tourist potential." The casino would also have a concert hall: banqueting suite, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, and "a small night club." But alas, for Buck Whaley's twentieth-century countrymen. Mr Besson made it clear that the casino "would be administered bv the Irish Government and run for the benefit of the country." It would be purely for visitors and a restriction would be placed on admission bv local Deonle. Royalty washed ttj " Miscellany's " note the other day quoting a letter addressed to the "Ambassador of Whales, Whales Embassy. Washington, D.C.. seeking information about "Whales" reminds a correspondent of a story (hitherto unpublished) linking Wales and Whales much more dramatically. Fourteen years ago a MORE GERMANS VISIT LAKE HOSTELS More Germans than ever before are using the 30 youth hostels in the Lake District according to an analysis of overseas usage issued yesterday. This states that during the year ended September 30, overnight stays by Germans totalled 4,700, an increase of more than a thousand over last year. Australians had the next highest total 660. school of some twent -seven "pilot" whales came ashore in the Conway estuary. Some were stranded, with subsequent problems for he local health authority, some got away on the next tide. Not soon forgotten was the sight of a 40ft. monster thrashing about while waiting for tide room lust across from the Ffon Tom stile giving access lo the estuary embankment from the Junction-Llandudno main road. But the spice of this cetaceous invasion was the receipt by a newspaper reporter on his arrival home of a "tip-off" telephone message which an excited member of his family, both biologically and historically mixed up, had written down: "The Prince of Wales has been washed ashore at Deganwy." Punters of Pot Hall St Edmund Hall, Oxford, has done well to supply seven members of the Rugby football side to meet Cambridge at Twickenham next Tuesday (writes " W. L. I."). One of the smaller colleges. St Edmund Hall has been advancing by leaps and bounds (in more senses than one) in recent years, and only last season their fifteen won the inter-college cup for the third j-ear in succession. Since about the end of the last war, says a recent chronicler o Oxford, it has become commoner and commoner to speak of "Pot Hall" instead of Teddy Hall a crudity which before 1939 was scarcely heard. MANCHESTER THEATRES, ETC. ut t",i hlu&. At lt aar 3 tnd s AmerEcj't mofct colourful miical femaiion WLST SIDE srORV. Uec. 8 L- t 7. Si 5 and 8. Wed. 2 JO. HtSRV SKERfcK PRfcSENIS DONALD SINDEN. MAURICE DENHA.VL MAUREEN SWANSON. NEWTON DUCK, in Dcnl Cannan't New Comedy WHO'S VOUR PATllbR i Monday. Dec. S only: Tu,o cau for the price of one. TrKea: 8J6. 616. 46. II: Christmas attraction commencing Dec. 23 for 11 weeks dally at p.m. and 8.30 p.m., Mat. at 2 pm. Dec. 26. 27. Jan., 1. 1. and, 10: HARRY SCCOMIBE In the rreateet London Palladium show LARGE AS LIFE. Prtcca 106, 91: 516 SI: 216. BOOK NOW. PALACE THEATRE. 7.13, Sat. 2.15. North Mancower Amateur Operatic Society pretenu the Rodten and Hammer tin arKcucular musical CAROUSEL. Tuei. Dec 16 at 1. Matinee daily at 2 from Sat. Dec 20 Tom Arnold's new production of CINDERELLA wlttl BOH MONKHOUSE. Dcnla Ooodwln, Minaret Mitchell, Solly Barely. The Tore Monarch. LIBRARY THEATRE. CENtral t01. Etenintta at 1 p m Mat. Sat at 2.JU. "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM." Tueaday Neit. For Nine Weeks. "HANS. THE WITCH AND THE GOBDIN." HIPPODROME. ARDwtck Out. 6.23 and 8.SO. Brlliiln'a New Voial Slar MAL PERKY. ARTHUR WORS1 LY. KfcNlONES. Neil week: MAX M1LLLR nckeii row on sale for Emlle Llltler'i Pamoimrae DICK WHITTINGTON with KbN PLAI1. NAT JACKLEY. MARGARET BURTON Ccn-.mencina Dec 2 at 7. Mats, at 2 Irom Boi. Day. ADfXrilI. (rem. 7611.) BEATRICE ULLIE a Auntie. Ji,.K;,"',u' 'ortnee Desmond. "A WOW AND A WINNER." D. Mirror. Ess. 7.J0. i. 5 3(1. 8.30, ALDWYCH. (Tern. 6104.1 M.-F. 8. Sat. 5.30. S 30. Peier Sellers. Brouhaha. Lauthter all the ey. D Mirror. AMBASSADORS. (Tern. 1171.) Eras. 7 30. Tu. 2.30. Sal. 5.15. 1 THE MOUSETRAP, by Agatha Christie SEVENTH FABULOUS YEAR 1 CAMBRIDGE. tTem. 6056) Mon to Fri. S.U. Wed Z 30. Sat. 3 30 & X.3U. Tits Elder Statesman. " Bitot for everyman." Star. LAST TWO WBLKS CASINO. (Ger. 6ST7 J Clnerarna'e 7 Wonders ol the World (Til. Dly. 2.30. 0,0. 40 Orch. 2.3. S.35. 8 15 COLISEUM. (Tern. 3161) Dec. IS. Ervs. 7 30, Mats.. Dec 2 and 24 onwards. 2.30 Tommy Steele, Jimmy WSSIii" - Ynna. In Rodsera and Hammeralcin's CINDERELLA. "A real pantomime." Book Now COMEDY. (Wht 2J7S.I X (1. VV. 2.30 S 5.31), 0 JU FIVE FINGER IXEItClhE. " Brilliant." E Nes . ' Masterly." D Mall. " Astonishing tint play." star CRITERION. (WhI 3216 1 Esa at 8.31) Mat. Thurl 2.30. San 5.30. 8.3(1. WILFRID HYDE WHITE In NOT IN THE BOOK. Directed bv V((el Patrick DBURY LANE. I'm. RIDS.) Rci Harris on, Julie Andrews MY FAIR LADY, Stanley Hoitoway. Evn. 7.30, Mat Wed,. Sat at 2.30 TicKcw at theatre prices from Autre!. 1959, now available at Boa Office. DUCHESS. (Tern. B2JJ ) Et. 7,30 Sot. 3 15, S. Tour 2.45. REN EE ASHERSON, NIOEL STOCK. V. FAREBROTHER THE UNEXPF.CTED GUEST, AGATHA CHRISTIE'S brilliant new WHODUNNIT. DUKEOF YORK'S. (Tern. 5122.) Evss 7,30. Th. 2.45. Sat. 5.30, 8.30 DREATH OF SPRING. " EASILY THE FUNNIEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR." FORTUNE. (Tern. 22HB.) M.-F. 8.0, Sat. S.30. 8,30. Michael Flanders. DonltTd Swann. AT THE DROP OF A HAT. After-dinner Farraao. CAR RICK. (Tern. 4601.1 M -Th. Is Frl and Sat. 6 H.30. LIVING FOR PLEASURE. New Re me. " Dora Bryan'a triumph " D. Mall, " very funisy " E. News. GLOBE. (Ger. 1502.) 7.30. Sat. 2.30. LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, by Euiene O'Neill. " A great experience." Sunday Express. HAYMARKET. (WW 9832 ) Eaa. at 7.30. Wed. and Sat. 2 30. Ralph Richardson, Mcrie.1 Forbes m FLOWERING CHERRY." Last weeks. HER MAJESTY'S. (WhI. 6606.) M -F. 7.30. Sat 3.30. 8 30. Wed 2.31) Brian Recce In THE TUNNEL OF LOVE. Transferrins to Apollo Theatre Mon nest. HIPPODROMF. (Ren. 505I.I Now. " TALK OF THE TOWN." Dinner Danclrts Spectacular Revue Cast of 60 Slase Spectacle 9 IS p.m. Cha-cha-Rama 10.30 p m. Floor Show 1130 p.m. Two treat Orchestras, all tndusive 4In Continuous dining, dancing, entertainment 7.30 p.m.-1.30 am. 17,000 PAID FOR A VAN GOGH 162,000 Sotheby's sale Among paintings which fetched a total of 162,225 at Sotheby's yesterday was a Van Gogh picture, " Champs avec des Fleurettes Jaunes," which went to Mr M. Nash for 17,000. A pen and ink drawing by the same artist. " Jardin Publique a Aries." was bought by a Mr Houghton for 1,900, and a small picture of blue and yellow flowers in a china mug went to M. Hallet for 5.500. A landscape painted by Corot in 1872, "La Ferme au Grand Chaume, Etretat," was bought for 9,000 by Tooth, and a small drawing in gouache, " Le Cafe de la Gare a Orthez," by Utrillo, signed and dated 1923, went to Dr S. L. Simpson for 1,700. A number of pictures by the French flower painter Fantin-Latour were sold ; the Wildenstein Gallery paid 2,000 for a picture of dahlias in a blue vase and 5,200 for a group of chrysanthemum roses in a white vase ; Messrs Agnew gave 3,800 for one of mixed zinnias and the Tooth Gallery 1,950 for mixed fruit in a white dish. A self-portrait by Latour went to Dr Simpson for 1,000 and a portrait of Latour's wife to Messrs Agnew for 1.200. BELLE VUE GARDENS. ZOO. AOUARIUM. dally from ID am SVRESILING this Sat. 7 p m. INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS. Book now In advance Ban, Restaurant. Calcs. Parties, any numbertapply O alert nx Manage). ICE-SKATING TO-DAY. IO-U.26: 2-5.2(6. 7-10,4-. 8 p.m. Exhibition by SJoukJs DIJkstra. winner Rich mond Trophy. Restaurant. Snack Bar. ICE PALACE. MANCHESTER CINEMAS ClNtPHOMfc. Markst fit ard Great Week. Bnutn Film Premier ot Mexico's " ADAM EVE " t A), plui BRIOITTE BARDOT "SWEET SIXTEEN" tAI. GAUMONT. Oxford alt. CEN 1J23 CEN tUiX In TODD'AO R o era and HammerslelD's SOUTH PACIFIC An lesta Bookable. Lonei 1(1; 6. Circle 716. 56. Sialla 76. 36. 36. Erenlnaa at 7 p.rrt Mat. Wed.. Tnurs.. Sat. 2.211 pm. Sua 2 31) and 6.15 pro. ODEON, Oxford St. Cont, 12.30. R. Altenborouth. J. Oreison. M. Crara. SEA OP SAND OIL 2 10. 1.30. 8 50 Hona Kong Affair U 12.30. 3 SO 7 in EXHIBITIONS NATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CHILDREN'S ART. 1MB City Art Gallery, Medley- Street, Manchester 2. 10 a.m -6 p.m. weekdays, 2 30-5 p m. Sundaya. until January 4. Admission free. Oraanlsed by the Sunday Pictorial LONDON THEATRES LYRIC. I Ger. 36S6 Evas. 7.45. Sals. 5 15 and 8.30. Mats. Tuts. 2.30. Elizabeth SeaL Keith Mlchcll In IRMA LA DUCE. Musical LYRIC- Hmtth. tRlT. 4432.1 E-vcs. 8. Sat. 5 and 8 13. Mat. Thars. 3.0. Last 2 weeks of VALMOUTH. " Sandy Wilson's new musical is unique." 5. Times NEW VICTORIA. (Vic 5732 1 Slane: Allicia MARKOV A Anton DOL1N in WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS. Com Dec 2b. Wkdys 2.30. Sat. 11.30 2.30. Bk now. OLD VIC. (Wat. 7616.) Els. 7.15, Mot. TJlur., Sat. 2 30. To-day. Tri . and Wed.. Th next, Julias Caesar. Sat and Mon . Tue. next. Ghosts (18 perfs. only). I'ALACL. (Ger. 6834.) Mon to Frl 8.0 Sit 5.30, 30. Norman Wisdom In WHERE'S CHARLEY J " The best American musical Btnce Oklahoma." S, Times. PALLADIUM. (Ger 7373.) 6 15 it 8 45, Sat, 2 40 Harry Secombe & Bis Co. Dec. 23. Mainiftccni Pantomime. SLEEPING UEAU1Y, Charlie Drake. Bernnrd Brcssluvr. Edmund Hockrjdae, Bruce Forsyth. PHOENIX (Tern. 8611.) 7 30 W. 2 30 S 5 and 8, Lesley Storm's ROAR LIKE A DOVE. 2nd year. " A resounding self-dcnt bit," Tynan Observer. PICCADILLY. (Ger. 450h.) Monday to Friday 7.30. Sals 5 15 and 8.30 Thurs. 2.30. Robert Morley. Joan Plowttsht In HOOK, LINE AND SINKER. " Morley ss as usual magnificent." DaUy Express. PRINCE OF WALES, Whi. 6681.) Etx. 7.30, Tttur., Sat. 5.30 and 8.30. Return at PAT ftlRKWOOD. HUBERT GREGG In "CHRYSANTHEMUM." The soy new tamlcal. ROYAL COURT. (Slo. 1745.) To-nlatu 7.30. Sat. 5 and 8.15 Earle Hunan. Vinnette Carroll In MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL, by Erroll John ST MARTIN'S. (Tern 1443.) 8.0. Sat. 5.30. 8.30. Tu. 2 30. Cella Johnson Joan Greenwood. Hugh Wdllama In GRASS IS GREENER. Directed by Jack Mltsiter. SAVOY. (Tern 8B88.I Ergs. 7 30. W, 2.30 Sals 5. 8.15. ALFRED MARKS. NAUNTON WAYNE. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF . . . " Laugh 7 We couldn't slop ! " SAVILLE. (Tern 4011.) Esgs 8. Sat. 5 15.-8 30. Mat. Wed. 2 30. Paul Scollckt In EXPRESSO BONGO. Voted the befit British musical of the vear. SCALA. (Mua 5731 ) Dec 23. 7. subs. 2 6 30 Sarah ChurchM. John Jiattln. PETER PAN. Julia Lockwood SI HAND. Hem 26MI 1 hvgs .3U. bats s. 13. rt.Ait. w 2.4U. FOR ADULTS ONLY. . . A New Reuc " Brilliantly funny " D Mail " Uproarious." E.N VAUDEVILLE. (Tern 4871 Evgs 8. Th 2.30. Sal 5 & 8 15 SALAD DAYS. Musical by Slnde 44 Reynolds VICTORIA PALACE. (Vic 1317.) 6 15 4 8.45 Glenn Melryn. Danny Ross. FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS. New farce. " Had them in stitches " Doily Herald. WHITEHALL. (Wht. 6692.) 7.30 Wed. 2 30 Sat. 5 15. 8.15. Brian Rlx. Leo Frankjyn. SIMPLE 5PYMJEN. It's quieter ' , By: Paul The basement walls still bore their faded paint: but" the-stairway'-was better lit. A large notice-board-, informed me : " So-and-so and his Dixielanders. . . ."" Down I went- the jazz club. . - - T borne m:ght have felt-they were entering the, strange; exciting world of a jazz cellar. . But the last breath of things Bohemian Went when a commissionaire stepped out of the shadows, and greeted :irie wtth.'a respectful " Good evenin'. sir." -. The cloakroom attendant', was ."an old: acquaintance - of-mine. He greeted me enthusiastically., ",Ah," he said, " it's good to have some of the old crowd down here again." He looked wistful; " Yes, it's changed' a lot since the 'old. days, you know. Not the same." He wrinkled his nose in slight disapproval, 'Perhaps he was feeling-nostalgic: because they had certainly been happy, carefree evenings during the;. early jazz revival especially at this. well-established club- in - London s West End. The enthusiastic musicians reaped in from ail over 'the country, as. drawing- the usual devoted ' cockney crowd. ' Yet it cannot, be iazzmen Drovide the- best in their different " schools;" . - - The cellar was bright, ventilated, and orderly, and looked more like a.. college assembly hall; The .audience consisted mainly of youths in con- servatively cut suits -,and -girls in noisv aODrobation. A foot taDned in said that, jazz clubs have just been a severe,test;,were-Damsh;they had;v. an extended seven-day ' wonder. . taken- an-imihediate iriter-estfin ttheji To-day there are plenty, some quite "few couple's. I. who , -'were T-jivrngC": plush, where'many of Britain's best Silently. seriously, -'-witlife adroit'-rrSSa time ; a head rocked backwards and -to:'get.rid of unwanted notes, v" Jal-forwards; and . occasionally eyes- Twice,, during the, -f evening -f the'V-'fi'Ws closed in silent appreciation. Things band abandoned their instruments j-rSis had- changed. My mind went back and disappeared,'' I' Avas-'told;:.t(y-'a1'.;", to.-hot; sticky evenings in a. smoky pub- rbund the Corner;-" ;During? th'e;vyS atmosphere where breathing was a interyals-the mu5iacb'nt"muedfrbrn'.; small luxurv and COUDles iived at a an assortmpnt. nf -Ncrrarn'nrilinno - i Ai. ,1 V ' Cheers rent the.air in"" a voluble moute to a stirring trumpet solo; me ot those, spirited .sessions a-few, -V'-.'-,"-;?-the whole cellar seemed to vibrate, years back.;: TTierevjvasn't"" one;- Int'V-,--,V- Youths and girls, dressed in an those days ' it- was nothing, Unusual J ' cAiiavdSdua 01 lasuions ana all-night jazz session. Saturday colours, talked animatedly -as; they with . his . friends, or a-youngfla"3y.'T,-t. leaned, lounged, or squatted on. the with a famousnaine'.tore'riti floor. Then I recalled an exhausting escort on to th'eHa"nceyflfvif-."-r---'-l';.?'i?-;; evening had sped by; with the clambered back'' to: the -.-stand--for - 'vJl'-crowds gone and London's streets' their final noisv " stint,-;? The'i1nrk'iY"ri" disturbed only by late-hour rl .rl ac n,'nl.l lor some oazz tans, btudents. shop girls, clerks, and typists jostled each other in the crowded club. The Jivmg was soon under way. quiet crowd I stepped - into -.-.the "' The air, almost as thick as wool, street. . . .It could have beeh-clo'sirig-;-'-curled round me like a cloak. At time at an art gallery;:- y - . - - ; HALLE PERFORMANCE OF POISE AND ; SPLENDOUR Rudolf Kemp Last night's Halle Concert in the Free Trade Hall was conducted by Rudolf Kempe, who. without" a suggestion of mannerism or prima donna-ish display, inspired the orchestra to give performances of rare, cultured poise and splendour. This was musician s delight indeed, and, though groundlings with a taste for ginger hot i" th' mouth might at first have experienced a measure of chill to their expectations, they must surely, by the end of the evening, have been converted to a belief in sheer 1 musical integrity as a means of conveying delight and as a cardinal principle of interpretation. Mr Kempe's rapid moulding of -the orchestra to his wishes, and his magnificent control of the playing rigid but never unimaginative were alike extraordinary. That the Halle players were willingly submissive to his will was quite evident ; they were as unanimous in their acclamation as the audience, which was regrettably sparse in consequence of discouraging weather. For those" of us lucky enough to be present, however, there was ample , compensation for the blanketing of the city by fog in the amazing clarity of the orchestral tissue. Mr Kempe rearranged the players in a formation different from that of recent decades, but this in itself had. ,on!y the slightest bearing on his command of balance' of sonorities and beautifully directed interplay of component parts. If it is the critic's business, as I believe it is, to discuss ideal qualities rather than technical means to their attainment, one can only plead that in the case of a musician of Kempe's stature the two are one and indivisible. He reveals the thought of the composer, not by interposing a rabidly personal " conception " between the music and the listener, but by reproducing the score in performance not indeed literally or mechanically, but with the insight of a fine musician. Brahms has often been abused for the LIVERPOOL THEATRES UVERPOO' PLAYHOUSE Royl 83631 Lvis Man iu rst. ut .w p. m mauncai inure t i ju p.m. Sat 45 trd K p.m. Tn!c Folly."- Dec. 23. Twice Daii "Tou of load Hall." NEW SHAKESPEARE THEATRE Box Office 10 to. ID 8 p.m Nortb 0O36. Evn. 7.30 Sit SO and 8 30. No Wed. Mat BAN LI PTED J ! OPEN TO THE PUBL1C11 THE ROSE TATTOO bv TectDCKtc -William M Le PadoranTa fUn-ice performance. Mincbcscer .Guardian. Sam WanaaiakWa brilliant downirn." - Liverpool Dally Post, December 24 at 7.30. then twice daily Open to' noo-members " LISTEN TO THE WIND " A musical play by Angela A In ley Jcid Lyric and in uric bv Vivian EUia FORSYTH BROS. EST. 1S57. INVITE YOU TO VISIT THEIR HI-FI and STEREOPHONIC SOUND Equipment Department (Second Floor). AU leadins makes la stock. DEMONSTRATIONS ALL DAY. AND Special Demonstrations every Friday evening from 6 to S p.m. . K6 DEANSGATE. MANCHLSTER. WESTMINSTER. (Vic 0283.) Eygs 8 0 Sat S 15 and 8.J0 Ihurs. 2.45. ; NO CONCERN OF MINE, " Best, funniest, truesx loung play about youns people for ears Do go and see ft " Sunday Expreas WINDMILL, Pice. Ore REVUDEVILLE. 27th year, 301st ed (6th nk.), Cont dly. 12 15-10 35 Last pert. 9 pm. A Van Damm Production "Never Closed." WINTER GARDEN. CHol. 8881.) Wed. Next Eva 7 30. Sat. 5 15 and 8.15. Gladys Cooper. Kay Kendall in Hex Harrison's production of THE BRIGHT ONE. WYNDHAMS. (Tern 3028 . Em. 8 30. Sat 5 30 and 8.30. Mala Wed at 2.30 THE BOY FRIEND. OPERA AND BALLET COVENT GARDEN OPERA. Frl at 7.0. Der Rosen. entailer. Mon.. 7.30. Bartered Brlds. Cov 1066 COVENT GARDEN. THE ROYAL BALLET To-nUtht and Sat. at 7.30, Lac des Cs'anes. Sat 2 0 Ondins. PRINCE'S, Dec. 15. THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY in, GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERAS. Box Grace now open ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, London's FESTIVAL BALLET. THE NUTCRACKER in Its entirety Dec. 22-Jan 10 2.30 and 7 30. Wat 3191 SADLER'S WELLS. (Tcr. 1672.) Evas. 7.30 To-night and Wed. next II Seraglio, Fri. and Tues. and Thtirs. next The Merry Widow. Sat, Samson aud Delllab. ART EXHIBITIONS COUtAGKrS, 14 Old Bond Strt, London W.l Recent OK Patntfnsi by Edward Scaio. Dally 10 i.ra. to 5.30 pm. (SAiurdayc 10 toll) FINE DUTCH AND FLEMISH OLD MASTER PAINTINGS. A von Dyck. van Ger Heydcn win Goyen. Jan Brueghel Hcodriclc Avcrkamo, David Teniers, etc. November 1 io December 15. Datty 10 m. to 6 p.m SATURDAY 10 a.m. to l.ptn. Leonard Koctser Gallery. 13 Duke Street St James', London S W 1. Telephone WH3 9349. LEICESTER GALLERIES EXHIBITIONS. Recent Paintings by GUllt. Tfaatma Huthcrt Maxwell Armfldd and AlaxARdar Ballard Leicester Sq. 10-5 30. Sals 1 0-1. MARLBOROUGH, 17-18 Old Bond St . London W. I EUGENE BOUDIN RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION in aid of tbe Artist' General Benevolent InstMutlon. Admission 216 and If- Dally 10-5: Sat. 10-12.30 An Exhibition in Your Home I " THE COURIER MAGAZINE ponrayinc Britain at sta best ts a welcome strt arriving twelre time a year with tout trectlnsa to any part ot tbe world. Send 2 to COURIER. 77 Brook Street, London W. i. there -;nmmgm Smith freauent;interva"ls; on.the - .banr'fdrith&pariH'paoHst! 'thereiwasr- a 5tisft&feH whiJe the r 'perspiring-pmrwnei3;s playen - wasrelieved pnlywhen-iJjefr'Ae had stripped, to the' waistt5"-??.'J.;y:i4: Were parents worryiifg about-feen,.v agej-sons. and- daughters i'KeepmggaHJs'fA. jazz-'tidawn-.-yigiL?.,' .Appare'ntlyfvS to have' was anyUJieasyconscience;;HKere.sSfe'i no rriish for home. 'k$2.&M$i -ne, ortwo escaped'-upto. streetSr-fSf-i-si leveltfor a" breathof-cool,lear-?,aif.,iSiS or r. ar'stroll 'Xhrbngajpst'Aef's reetsl Five oVjn-hame'V'A7saiIor.v'-s'vc.s5: streets! Five o'clock came.' nodded . in 'a cH"aif-4wMIej:hisgirl;t5: friend snoozed with her 'head orT'his;:: '; shoulder. Even ' th'eJcuicjq&.j-S,?? youB', man wiin rtne, hair-style -had- dried; "was as fiery-as" at-the Like -ah -automaton: the' jived -relentlessly light - of dawn; fair - haired table at the -rear. J" 'My bours.' whose .'ears' wereT.beiffgjgiven'; twists anH turns' :'ifV :"Ha-hrfrs-. .iyiiensian-.-iyvc-v -midnight-start, riaas&t girl- ip'-b) ackrKsSe 5 on. 1 r Asthe -ifi rsfc hltered,- through,'- ayi'-Sw- :i"girl. emerged. A 'sleepyr;-,,--!': ' - .-' ; - "" .eyed,: from'friowher7arid:begani?a'-'..i-si' " revivalist," Iazy shuffle wtfi-aJtalpartherAThat'V.i' razz - lovers, . was tour years ago.-f '''-''x ':y '--Ay , as 'weir- Now I actually; fdurid'ravacantV-yY'i enar';:neieh'-- f-ii-.g gyrated . round .andlourid -'Uike?'-,' puppets.,. - s- y-Cs .V,'; ;J;-;-f:;ip??2 The' bandstand was-lthe'j'cneeriest f'J; corner.'' 1 The.-; trumpeter,'"" a "' myf-J& figure ;by "comparison - with" :the-- taUWvigf musidans 'flanking rhimXblew.a??:.-! his f.rrvmhonp as if trvincr'Wooripraf-AlvJ.V 'j- T -I i?: -j i--.fSr.5iy PJ for a familiar face : a faceo remind. ior tne JJUKe.Ol-oOrana-SO to aTOD in The musicians, auite-iexuhefifnt; ticked round to "H Yp.m. arid'-the""' ITt. ' i'-- 1 - exodus ; collect coats all a cheery goodnight.'-"' With:-the"-1 lucre1, was. a general, people:, -shufned-'ofi. fb- - .'-;: , The bandleader-Bid usi::. f-4 es inspiration-,. . - - .7 thickness of his scoring. Last night's per- -- formance of the' Fourth Symphony made . 'i nonsense of the complaint.- The fault has ' -" not, it would seem,-. been in: our Brahms- -but in our star conductors, ' or at least some of them. This was an unfailingly musical Brahms, rather than a romantic, ' dramatic, academic (or what have, you) r Brahms and it went to the root "of the " matter in a way that neither, the "mere kapellmeister nor the glamour-boy con- ',, ductor could approach. Strauss's "Don Juan equally emerged as glorious " ' orchestral sound, but was none'the less-5 " ' graphic as a tone poem. i1;- The novelty of the ' evening", Martinu-'s " Les Fresques de Piero delta Francesca." was exceptionally fortunate in its advo- - -. cate, -and made a brave and impressive showing under fortunate conditions. 'But a certain-holiowness in its striving-for-the Roble and imposing could-h'ardly be disguised. The work is an "extended -'- ' triptych, founded on meditations upon the 1 . WFK? ? a Paintera kind of poor man's - Mathis der Maler,"- in - fact.- One- can -only piously hope- that Martinu' does not follow Hindemith to. the .point - -of extending his pieces into an. opera. J.H.E. , - MORE WOMEN STUDENTS ? : The number of women" students '.at ' New Hall, one of the three women's ' -colleges at Cambridge,"- - may - be increased shortly. If the.Jrecbm- ' mendations by the council of the Sena te is approved, 300 women students will -be allowed to attend -the college. - At ' present the colleges are not allowed to have more than 100 residents in'apy 7 one year. There are about 770 women undergraduates at Cambridge' , at -present and more than -4,000. men.' HALLE CONCERTS SOCIETY FREE TRADG HALL " , To-nifhtv at 7 p m - HALLE ORCHESTRA RUDOLF KEMPE (Guest -Conductor) MARTINU .. LES FRESQUES DB PIERO DELLA (First performance at tbese concerts.) -FRANCESCA STRAUSS .TONE-POEM.. Don Juan BRAHMS -SYMPHONY No.' 4 jo E Minor-, TiSicS! 2,s-. 3'.5'"' "6- "! MS- frans Hall6 Booklnt Office and from the Hail, to-nlsht. - SUNDAY. DECEMBER 7. at Yp m. ' . v HALLE ORCHESTRA COLIN DAVIS Giiest Conductor) -DAME MYRA HESS (Piano) , , ; BEETHOVEN OVERTURE. Leonora No' 3 - SCHUMANN .. CONCERTO in A Minor, for PUuo;.-- - and Orchestra. 1 STRAVINSKY .. DIVERTIMENTO, Lo Baiser oV-la"-; (First performance at these concerts.) .Tee - TCHAIKOVSKY .. FANTASY OVERTURE, Ramio,'' -' h-. - and Juliet' --Tickets: 76. 101 -. and 126 from Ham Booklnu OOoe. Forsytb's, Lewis's, and usual aients. " Messiah," Belle -Vue, December 14 Tickets: 716 to IS- nav obtainable from HaOa Booking " Office. . ' January 1, 1959. Halle Ball - FREE TRADE HALL Tvckcla IV w on Sale. Halle Booklns Office J.1 5 Od (locJudint BofleU. . LONDON CINEMAS ACADEMY. (Ger.' 2981 J ingmar Bermaa'e WILD STRAWBERRIES A1 and . THE IMMORTAL ' LAND (U). . Prottammea 1.15. .3.35, .6.0. 8J0. ASTORIA TIL. Cb. X Rd. (Ger. 53JJ5 )-2nd 'sr. Michael Todd's Around tbe World In U Days tUI. Dir. 2 30. x Orch 1.30. 7. Sun. 4.30, 7.40, Sts Bookable In ar. CARLTON. - Kenneth ' More - and Jayse '-Mansfield In " THE SHERIFF OF FRACTURED JAW U1 CoL Cinemascope, Proas 1.15. ,3.35, 3.55. and 1.20. - CASINO. (Ger. 6s77.) Cinerama's 7 Wonders ot. lb World OJ1. Dfc7. 2 30. ,6 0. 8.40. Orch. 24. 5J5,-.15. , CURZON. (Gro 3737. Poaiurcly eaos Dee." 24;' THE . CRANES ARE FLYING IU). Canoes Premier Grand -Prix. 195f. 1220. 1.SO. i05. 62a 8.40.. - . - ' DOMINION.' Tot. Conn Rd. (Mus. 2176.) Todd-AO Rod Hers and Hatnmerstcin'a SOUTH PACIFIC tU). Wkds 7.45 Oreo. 6 45. Sun. 6. Orch. 5. Mala Tu Wed.. Thur . Sat. 2.30 Orch 1.30. All seats boorsnte. EMPIRE. Lelc Sq. (Ger. 1234.) Fabulous Tons Thumb " (U). Col. Proas, at 10.30. 12 35. 3.5, 5.40, 8 15 GAUMONT. H'tnkt. To-nUtbt at S.O Roral World Premiere of Norman Wisdom in THE SQUARE PEC (U) Also Antarctic Croaalna CU). 'AU stats sold. LEIC SQ. TH. Gary Cooper. (D MAN OF THE WES r l A). Colour. Cinemascope. At T 40. 4.10,- 6.40., 9.10. LONDON PAVILION. Victor Mature. Yrcffloe do'Carto. TIMBUKTU (U and THE LOST' MISSILE (A) Programmes at 10.30. 1,25, 4.30. 7J0. - i , - - ODEON. Leles. So. Tb. Inn of tba Sixth Havataeas -tU) CoL Cinemascope. At l SO. 5.0. 8as. . ODEON. Marble Arch. Jacx Haatlns. Gia Seal lo -Tbe Too-Headed Spy Ol). At 1.55, 20, 6.45. 9 5. . RITZ. (Ger. 1234) Elizabeth Tanor.PatJi NesrmaC -Burl Ives. In CAT ON A HOT TIN .ROOF 1X1. ' Mctrocolor. Proas, at 10 30. t2.4S..3 1S. J as. 8 20. " STUDIO ONE. WALT DISNEY'S FANTASIA (UV Must end Dec 18 At 1 0 3.25. 6.15.(8,55 Dra. 12 20. WARNER. Spencer Tracy In Emeu : Hembtmr's THE" " OLD MAN AND THE SEA 11T WCoL Prcas.. 10.30. 12.30. 2 30, 4 30. 6 30." 8 30. Last scroav -5. " LONDON CIRCES- V '-. - ". BERTRAM MILLS'S CIRCUS at: OLYMFlaV Opeoa December 19. Boos; do sr. FuloamaJ33 A ajeega.lj' m

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