OF PERSONS AND
By G. Elliot Anstruther
A UGUSTINE PIAILWOOD wo u 1 cl probably have been well content, in life, to feel that be would be remembered by his fellow-Catholics for one piece of service only, during a full and useful career, that of securing legal exemption for women religious from the liability to serve on juries. With the triumph of the advocacy of women's suffrage came the corollary of sometimes unpleasant obligations for the sex. Legally, until Mr Hailwood gained his way to the contrary, a nun in her convent might be served with a jury summons; and that this is now not so is due to the Manchester man whose death has been part of December's reaping.
As a parliamentary figure Mr Hailwood was in the House only for a comparatively short time, but while he wa,s there he could reflect that truly be represented his own people. Manchester reared and educated him and gave him his place in commercial life; and it was to a fairly central division of the city, industrial Ardwick, that he appealed successfully under Coalition Unionist colours, winning many votes, it cannot be doubted, from those who, but for their esteem for the man, would have been on the Labour side.
LONG familiar as a type of ubiquitous helpfulness is " The Man from Cook's," the man who takes us in hand, in our errancy, and makes everything smooth for us, except, possibly, the Channel. Of all the men from Cook's there can have been none with a wider acquaintance of the ins and outs of that great travel business than Edmund John Wellman, K.S.S., who died suddenly last Saturday. For close upon fifty years he had been connected with the company, of which he became secretary. The tourists and pilgrims who passed under the notice of this worker during those fifty years must have been legion.
Chevalier Wallman spent a great part of his official life in Italy, as general manager for his firm; in Italy, too, he did good service while attached to the British Forces. as an R.T.O., during the Great War. Italian residence gave him an opportunity of cultivating an extensive interest in art, on which subject he was a better authority than many.
This particular " man from Cook's had a very gratifying day when the Holy See bestowed on him a Knighthood of St. Silvester in reward for much helpful work for the Vatican. He is the second British Knight to be lost to the Order in recent times, his death following, within a few weeks, that of Chevalier Shiley.
Labour and Leisure
WITH the Christmas holidays will come the snapping of a link at Chorley. Mr Austin Grime, who then retires from his post of headmaster at the Sacred Heart Schools, can look back upon a teaching career of upwards of forty years in this Lancashire parish, Nothing of the roiling stone about that, but on the contrary a lifetime of devotion to the educational wellbeing of Chorley's youth into the third generation. What memories of the town's growth, from a Catholic point of view. must have accumulated with Mr Grime since he first faced a class in the school, as an assistant, in 1899!
Chorley was much in the news this year when another parish, St. Mary's
parted with its rector, Canon Flynn Liverpool losing one of its best-knows priests that Lancaster might welcom, in him its new Bishop. Mgr. Flynn' predecessor at St. Mary's, Mgr. Canoe Crank, went some years ago from hi native shire to the South. He remain in the affectionate regard of the towns men of whom he was one for thirty-fly years. All Chorley will want to wis him a Happy Christmas in his leisur by the Sussex coast.
IT was in Glasgow, in the pre-wi 1 years. The visitor from beyond tl border found Saturday night in Saucy hall Street a little overpowerin " Where can I go, out of this. for quiet week-end?" he asked a netts and got for reply : " What better the Cumbrae?" That was all very we but Sunday Mesa on the Cumbrae Isl was not, in those days, to be looked f regularly. and there was the snag. Ev in the present year, according to offic information, if one went to Miliport t altar would be found served certair from June to September: during t rest of the year only " as announce And the celebrant had to go over fri Large.
So for Cumbrae 1939 has been a gi and memorable year. since it I brought the faithful of Millport th first resident priest. The Rev. Alexander Fyfe finds himself, for that his new charge is not a place wh one can hear a pin drop. in an ati sphere very different from that Parkhead. There are in these tit many to envy anybody whose lot to him from a large centre to a smal
T"genial Fra Juniper of Universe has been poking some his innocent fun at this paper account of two successive lines o poster. The collocation made really a bad example of Its kind : " Ni Bishop in London: ' A Moral Bb out '—Cardinal Hinsley." As good, even more temerarious, was a rerr bared example from the poster of of the dailies: "The Coming Royal V Coroner's Strong Protest."
The very diversity of a contents makes for this sort of trap. The, less chance for thorns in the pail the case of headlines in the paper ii Yet thorns there can sometimes be. next page to Fra Juniper's, for insti tells us of the " Birthplace of Francis Discovered : By Reuter." real scoop, that, for journalism!