Metric Week Dr Donald McGregor had a letter in -I he Times the other day suggesting that our spells of consecutive work should be increased from five to say, ten days. We who have jested about the metric week can wipe the smiles from our laces.
I I you buy a car and wish it to run v, ell you follow the maker's instructions. The Maker's Instructions for the model known as man are six days of labour and then one of rest. Dr McGregor must be stopped.
As far as we go with his argument is to allow that six days' work may he better than five. Ah, for those days of youth when Saturday morning, at any rate, was spent in useful work! Men today spend miserable Saturday mornings trailing round Marks and Spencer, their wives somewhere in the middle distance with no particular purchase in mind. Lasciate ogni speranta voi ch'entrafe.
Red Cap for Canon Reamer At their Low Week Meeting the bishops appointed Col the Very Rev 0. B. H. Beamer DSO, STL, MCC
as Captain of Catholic Cricket.
The colonel (no one is ever late for Mass in his parish) is said to fear no man in England except, allegedly: the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool.
Canon Beamer's immediate task is to select a team and we shall keep our readers briefed on his progress.
His first action has been to check the ordination dates in the Catholic Directory. an exercise which, his 47 years notwithstanding, left him dismayed until he had made reassuring comparisons in Crockfords.
Fr Cumwat Maye immediately telephoned Canon Beamer offering to arrange television coverage of the great clash with the Anglicans at Lords in August provided he was allowed to open both the batting and bowling.
He was told in no uncertain terms 10 get lost (that is to say in Certain Terms). "Fr Maya's contribution last year was three weak jokes, two muffed catches and a duck.
"The young idiot can't nil a bat let alone stop a ball with one", spluttered the colonel its he left for Ushaw on his whirlwind tour of the seminaries.
"I'm starting there" he said. "because it's nearest to Yorkshire: here's precious littledecent cricket south of vi