first annual dinner on Tuesday to celebrate its foundation in 1905. The guest speaker was Dr. Anthony Clift, an ex-chaimnan of the society, and among those present were representatives of Bishop Holland of Salford, the university and the Students' Union.
ANTHOLOGY LAUNCHED. The first published selection of poems by members of the Catholic Poetry Circle was launched on Saturday at a lunch at the Irish Club, London. The anthology, "Earth and Sky", a limited edition of 300, was printed and bound by Blake Gould and Frank Emory in a garden. shed..
MUSIC PEOPLE'S MASS.— A Mass for people in the music business — singers, songwriters and publishers — was celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Soho Square, on Tuesday by Fr. Martin Gordon, S.C.A. It was attended by Catholics, Anglicans, Jews and even atheists. Tommy Connor, the songwriter, served and Bruce Trent acted as lector. Singers from Sadler's Wells, Covent Garden and the Palace Theatre sang during the Mass.
HOSPITAL PLANS. — St. Andrew's Hospital in London's Dollis Hill hopes to add a theatre suite, pathological department, physiotherapy department, kitchens and 100 privateroom beds. The hospital, run by the Little Company of Mary, announced these plans in its annual report published this week. During the past year it admitted 2,000 patients.
HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS. —Eight parishes in East London are expecting 550 people at a joint dinner-dance next Saturday at York Hall, Bethnal Green. The aim, say the organisers, "is to break down parish boundaries and make new friends." Among the speakers will be Mayor Thomas Mitchell of Tower Hamlets, Councillor John Brannigan and Sir Harold Hood, a director of the CATHOLIC HERALD.
BIDDING PRAYER. — A special prayer for the appointment of a bishop has been included in the Bidding Prayers of the Mass in Leeds Diocese.
TALKS ON ECUMENISM. —Five talks on ecumenism are to be given to the Manchester Newman by speakers from different Churches. They are: December 16, Professor Gordon Rupp on Methodism; January 18, Fr. Cuthbert Rand on the Decree on Ecumenism; January 25, Canon Iletley Price on the Church of England; February 4, Fr. Michael Buckley on ecumenism at parish level. The final talk will be on the Baptists by the Rev. K. C. Dykes.