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THE WELSH OUTLOOK NOTES OF THE MONTH 227 THE REPORT OF THE WELSH LANGUAGE COM- MITTEE 229 A CONSTRUCTIVE POLICY FOR WALES 231 SEPTEMBER, 1927. ARE the Governments of the Great Powers as eager as they ought to be in their support of the League of Nations? In dealing with import- ant issues, which concern not the lesser Powers but themselves, are they showing a proper willingness to use the machinery provided by the Covenant they have signed? Is the publicity of the League really welcome to them? Do they resort to it whenever they can? Or when their own affairs as Great Powers are concerned do they sedulously follow a policy of side- tracking the League wherever possible, of leaving it out of all their more serious dip- lomatic questions, and of offering for its consumption only the scraps from their diplomatic tables? Friends of the Leagur have been seriously disquietened by the events of the last month. A little over a fortnight ago, M. Henri de Jouvenel, the author of the famous Moral Disarm- ament resolution of the Third Assembly and one of the ablest and most brilliant of the French delegates, resigned his post in protest against the French Government's treatment of the League. His disgust has been echoed in a similar protest from M. Paul Boncour, the leader of the disarm- ament campaign in France. As we go to press news comes that Viscount Cecil of Chelwood has expressed his desire to resign his seat in the Cabinet. We write know- ing nothing more of the immediate situ- Where there is no vision the people perish." CONTENTS: PACE THE MUSICAL OUTLOOK IN WALES 235 EIGHTY YEARS: 1847 & 1927 238 THE SMALLER WELSH IN- DUSTRIES 240 THE EXILES CORNER 242 Annual Subscription, 7/6. NOTES OF THE MONTH PAC E PACE GRIFFITH JONES, LLAN- DDOWROR 245 THE SOUTH WALES AN- THRACITE INDUSTRY 248 WALES AT WORK­A SOCIAL DIARY 251 REVIEWS. Half Year. 3/9 (po.t free). ation. Lord Cecil's reasons for his desire have not been published. But it is easy to guess that they are closely connected with his loyalty to the League. Two years ago, in one of his League speeches, Lord Cecil contemplated the possibility of a position arising in which he would feel he could be of greater service to the League outside the Government than in it. That situation has now arrived. Discouraging as these events appear at first sight, League enthusiasts will not be disheartened. These three men are not nonentities. Each has his international reputation. Their protests constitute a challenge to the League policies, and particularly to the disarmament policies, of their respective Governments. As things stood, the failure of the Naval Conference at Geneva placed the League's Preparatory Commission on Disarmament, which is to meet in November, in a hopeless posi- tion. Lord Cecil's action re-opens the door to hope, because inasmuch as it calls for a fresh examination of the British case, it may enable something to be saved from the wreck. Above all, the country has a right to know, and will demand to be told what there is about the policy of our Government which necessitates the resig- nation from it of so single-minded and whole-hearted a servant of the cause of peace as Viscount Cecil of Chelwood.