TWO pilot meetings held miles apart — one in London, one in Manchester, may shortly start a countrywide campaign in which understanding between parents, teachers and the much-discussed teenagers could be greatly improved. Organised and arranged by members of the Young Christian Students and with the full backing of their National Chaplain and the encouragement of their respective headmasters and headmistresses, the meetings will take place (a) at St. Aloysius' College, Highgate, in N. London, on Sunday, November 27, and (b) at the Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester, on Sunday, December 4. Although both meetings will discuss "Teenage Attitudes" on a number of those subjects which now generate so much heat, there will be a few differences between the two meetings. While the Manchester meeting will combine students, teachers and parents of several girls' schools and have parent, teacher and student speakers, the London meeting will only concern the one boys' grammar school and will in addition have a priest speaker. Students will not be admitted to the London meeting. Mrs. Molly Walsh will speak as a parent. At both meetings the talks will be followed by group discussions.
Pope John last week sent Senator Kennedy a telegram congratulating him on his election as President of the United States. Of recent years it has been a matter of routine for the Pope to congratulate winners of American presidential elections.