Horsforth isn't the only case this Week : other nice people are being molested too.
There are those living near the Catholic parish hall at Carlisle who objected to Mgr. R. L. Smith's renewal of his dance licence.. He told the magistrates: " These dances are held for soldiers and girl war. workers who are away from home and can only find entertainment in cinemas, public-houses, or on the streets."
But residents said they could not sleep with the noise of the band, and by disordes in the streets when dancers emerged. " A common dance-hall ! " an objector called it.
Mgr. Snith retorted: " People attending these dances are serving their country. If you call them common I am content to stand by them."
WATFORD SAYS: "NO ROOM" Then there is the Irish mother who with her children could not find a single Watford house to open its doors to her. She was expecting a baby —her third—and she ended in the casual ward of a public assistance institution. Her husband is in the Army, The billeting officer told her he could only find accommodation for warworkers and evacuees.
" Isn't her eoldier-husband a warworker ? " asked Mgr. Canon Jackman, Watford's parish priest. " Today a woman with a boy is a nuisance and a pariah like the Mother of Christ on Christmas Night."
The mother is intending to go and brave the bombs at Whitechapel, where her husband has found her rooms.