flow unemployed members of the Catholic Social Guild had been known to have to postpone payment of subscriptions until they obtained a few sifeeks' work, and then hastened to remit five shillings to the head office, is revealed in the annual report of ilw guild which is now available.
Nevertheless, the report shows that although the membership has increased by 18 on last year's record, the net cash receipts have decreased by over £50.
Two hundred study clubs have been at work during the past season and the analysis of 75 reports shows 755 students with 37 priests as directors. It is a matter of serious regret that so few avail themselves of the adult examination and correspondence tuition.
The honorary secretary states that the housing sub committee has brought together a number of societies in a common effort to secure and express the experience of the working women. The foreign relations of the guild include the introduction of many members to social work in other countries and frequent correspondence has been made with the international Federation of Christian Trade Uni....
The accounts of the Catholic Workers College look healthy, but no progress has been made with the wiping-off of the bank loan and providing scholarships from donations received. The great need—an assistant for Fr. allea —is as far off as ever.
The financial position of the guild has engaged the attention of the officers and executive committee, and a special finance sub-committee in Oxford has examined every detail of expenditure. After 26 years the guild is financially stagnant, despite ardent efforts of members and local committees and a fine record of work achieved in trainine n d education for the world of social activity.
The principal's report shows that during the past year 10 men students were in 'residence, three from Durham, three from Lancashire, two from Wales, one from Lanarkshire and one from Leeds. Scholarships were provided by the Tyneside scholarship committee for the thirteenth successive year, by the Knights of St Columba for the seventh successive year, by the Lancashire District Council of Study Clubs, the Glasgow branch and the Leeds Diocesan Council of the guild. Four other scholarships were gifts of individual benefactors and one was subscribed by a number of helpers.