flOMMANDANT R Y S.
ALLEN, O.B.E., known as The Pioneer Policewoman." has been received Into the Church.
Together with Miss Margaret Dormer Dawson, she founded the Women's Police Service at the beginning of the first World War, and Miss Allen succeeded as Commandant on the death of the founder in 1920.
They trained and supplied women police for the county and borough forces, parks, and the Ministry of Munitions, as well as for the British Army of Occupation in Cologne, Egypt and other countries.
Commandant Allen is the author of two books on women police, and she founded and edited for many years The Policewomen's Review. She has visited most European countries and the Americas to speak. and advise on the formation and training of women police.
Visit to Spain
After visiting Spain in 1937 at the invitation of General Franco, Commandant Allen addressed many meetings to give first-hand information on conditions after the Civil War.
At one of these meetings the late Archbishop Amigo, Bishop of Southwark. paid her a warm tribute for her courage in raising her voice on behalf of a suffering Church which at that time she had no thought of joining.
NEWSPAPER ON EQUATOR
The Catholics of Ecuador, Latin America, will soon have their own national daily newspaper—with a radio station to support it.
This was announced at Fordham University. New York, by Fr. Eloy Soria. a Professor of the Catholic University of Quito, capital of Ecuador.
Cardinal de la Torre. Archbishop of Quito, has been working for many years to give his people their own daily, which will appear at the beginning of 1954.
Until now Ecuador's broadcasting service—equipped with the most powerful radio station in the whole of Latin America—has been a nonCatholic monopoly.