Any organisation interested in lover de delinquency will find the M.O.I. film. Children of the City, recently noticed in this paper, a valuable help in their work and studies. And the film can he bad for the asking. All that is necessary is that you get in touch with the M.O.T. in your district. The film with accompanying projector is supplied free of cost together with operator and equipment cently. Keen interest aroused was manifested in an hour's questioning and discussion which followed.
Leeds probation officer said that youth clubs and playing fields arc admirable and necessary to enable boys to let off steam, but sound family life Was the real key to the trouble.
A curate present commented on the fact that in the adjoining Quarry Hill Flats-the largest and most up-to-date in England-the boys preferred playing on the stairs instead of in the playground.
The explanation was that boys needed direction and leadership preferably -amongst themselves. The team spirit could be encouraged and competitions arranged. There was a danger of too much organising, though. Boys knew what they wanted. Clubs in which boys took an active part in the management had proved a great success. The wave of petty offences had declined as these clubs had succeeded.
Prayers for Poland
" 1 believe that I express the feelings, not only of Catholics but of all men of goodwill in offering prayers and sympathy for the people of Poland." said his Lordship the Bishop of Nottingham. the Rt. Rev. Edward Ellis. when he celebrated a Pontifical High Mass at St. Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham, last week for the repose of the souls of the defenders of Warsaw.
In his address the Bishop explained that the object of the ceremony was primarily a religious one to pray for the souls of the defenders of Warsaw, the Poles themselves, not only their armed forces but civilian men, women and even children, and they included in their prayers those heroic men of the Royal Air Force and of the Allies who made the long, dangerous journey across enemy territory to succour the Poles. "For all of these," he said, " I have offered to God the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass." The other object of the ceremony was to show sympathy to the Polish people.