Male*: ftenti) gfombergarp Hear messages The Rt. Hon. JAMES GRIFFITHS, M.P. Ministry of National Insurance, 6, Carlton House Terrace, S.W.I. May I5th, I947. Dear Keidrych Rhys, May 15th, 1947. May I send you my congratulations and good wishes on the Tenth Anniver- sary of Wales. I know something of the struggle to launch Wales in those far-off days of '37. Your courageous venture has not only survived-it has won for itself its own niche in the cultural life of Gwalia. With every good wish for the next ten years-and beyond. Yours sincerely, Jim GRIFFITHS. RHYS J. DAVIES, M.P. (Westhoughton, Lancashire). House of Commons, LONDON, S.W.I. May 16th, 1947. This is to congratulate you on achieving the tenth birthday of your admirable journal. It has been gratifying, especially to those of us who reside in England, to witness in our life-time a great increase in literature about Wales and its people printed in the English language. Books, plays and motion pictures have done much during recent years to enlighten foreigners of our way of life. -Among that spate none has done more towards that desirable object than your Wales. This is to wish the Journal long life and great success. R. J. DAVIES. IVOR BROWN, Editor of The Observer" (1791). The Observer Limited, 22, Tudor Street, London, E.C.4. As a Scot, I am naturally in favour of national self-expression. The importance of first-rate regional and national writing was never more urgent than in an era of nationalisation. Oddly enough, nationalisation, at least in Britain can be a great menace to nationalism, because it means more and more London rule and more and more accumulation of wealth, power and population in the English capital. The other interests must be heard, the other values affirmed, and the other loyalties sustained. Good luck to anybody who speaks with strength and dignity for small nations, region, or shire. I congratulate Wales on its first decade and wish it many happy returns of the day. IVOR BROWN.