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THE WELSH OUTLOOK NOTES IOF THE MONTH 223 OLD MEMORIES 227 BORROWS WILD WALES" 23i POETRY AND TWO FAITHS 233 OCTOBER, 1922. WE consider the Prime Minister's W policy in the Near East not only defensible, but eminently sane and saying that he can count on an united Wales behind him in this matter. If we had any criticism to make, it would be to regret that he did not place the whole matter in the hands of the League of Nations three years ago. That the League, if given a free hand in the matter, could and would have dealt with it, is shown by the reception given by it to Dr. Nansen and Lord Robert Cecil when they raised the question. The opportunity was lost when, after the Armistice, the Ottoman Govern- ment was allowed to remain in Constanti- nople instead of being expelled to make way-not for any other power or Govern- ment-but for the League of Nations. The idea of a Greek Empire on Ionia was a generous conception of Mr. Lloyd George's imagination, and he has no need to be ashamed of it, sad and painful as may have been the results. Ionia is the classic land of Greece, and if Greece could have been established there, civilization would have gained by it. We have never been whole- hearted admirers of M. Venizelos and his policies, but we regretted his fall as it made this impossible. And after it came what The Editor does not necessarily identify himself with the opinions of contributors to The Welsh Outlook." Editorial responsibility is limited to the views expressed in the Notes of the Month." Manuscripts sent should be accompanied by a stamped and addressed envelope. just, and we have no hesitation in Where there is no vision the people perish." NOTES OF THE MONTH PAGE POETRY 230—235 THE SOCIAL GOSPEL 23b 13UIOCAJSHEEIRS 238 Annual Subscription. 7/6. CONTENTS: we can only describe as an unpardonable crime when France sent M. Franklin Bouillon to Smyrna to carry on negotia- tions with the Turks, which ultimately made it possible for Kemal, armed with French and Italian guns and aeroplanes, to march to Smyrna and perpetrate the ghastly massacre there. Many of our news- papers have suppressed the details, but we fear that posterity will consider them so terrible as to constitute a blot on the honour of France. The question now, however, is what is to be done so as to secure the peace of Europe, not only foi the moment but for the future. We are greatly mistaken in our own countrymen if they will not unitedly declare that, first of all, the safety of the rest of the Christian population must be ensured. Secondly, the freedom of the States must be pre- served, and thirdly, if possible, the settle- ment of the Near Eastern problem (which can never be properly arrived at without Russia) must be left to the League of Nations. We know too well that the situa- tion is not a promising one, but without Mr. Lloyd George's firm stand it would have been infinitely worse. We do not wish to justify Greek policy as a whole, nor have we any quarrel with the Turk as an individual. Indeed, we wish him pros- PAGE A WELSH WRITER ON LOTZE 240 THE DESERTED CHRIST 241 REVIEWS 243 Half Year, 3/9 (post free) PAGE