began by hearing Rabindranath Tagore, and their visit came to a close with a few personal words spoken to each of them by Viscount Cecil. Amongst the lectures they heard at the Federa- tion School for Teachers was that of Dr. George Green of Aberystwyth, who spoke well on "I he Racial Prejudices of Children." They were also allowed, without the payment of any fee, into the lectures arranged by Prof. Zimmern, whose promotion to Oxford has given genuine pleasure in Geneva. If I may say so, the impression is growing on me that no man in our generation is doing a finer piece of work in the field of inter- national education than Prof. Zimmern through his School of International Studies. Long may it continue. The Rev. D. C. Davies came in charge of a party from Wales, and our North Wales Organiser, Miss Pugh Jones, was present at the 1930 Assembly as she was in the Assemblv of 1929. It is too early yet to set down any considered opinions about the Eleventh Assembly. Most people, so far, have found in it justification for pessimism. They may be right, but is there not reason for believing that the Eleventh Ass-- m has been the most frank and, therefore, should COLONEL C. H. DARBISHIRE THE subject of Cynan's poem, the late Colonel C. H. Darbishire, of Plas Mawr, Penmaenmawr, was no ordinary man. Those who knew him realised that our little tape- lines and foot-rules would not do for the task of measuring him. He was of a type and of a temper all his own. Is it not true that all men who have made history were men whose tem- perature was not always normal? His yearnings and efforts were always centred on high prin- ciples and motives in a life of unselfish devotion to the public good, a successful captain of industry and a model employer, worthy of the mantle of Robert Owen of Newtown. Colonel Darbishire was born in Embden Street, Manchester, on May 9th, 1844. His brother, the late R. D. Darbishire, was one of the most honoured citizens of that city, honoured if but for his noble work as adminis- trator of the Rylands Trusteeship. Another brother was the late W. A. Darbishire, pro- prietor of the Penyrorsedd Slate Quarries, Nant- lle, who is also remembered as a gentleman characterised by the highest principles and en- lightened generosity. Colonel Darbishire came from plain-spoken be the most bracing of the whole series? It has brought us out of the scented atmosphere of hot-house international courtesies to the un- romantic realities of the international situation. And, after all, may we not be too hard upon the achievements of the year 1929-1930? A year that can claim the banishing for ever of naval rivalry between England and the United States, the settlement of the Reparations business and the evacuation of Germany by foreign troops five years before the time-limit, is not quite so "lean" as the pessimists would have it. Those who be- lieve in the ideal of World Peace will work harder and be ready to sacrifice more. What that ideal is has been outlined by the prophets of Israel and by the great World Teachers. Dr. Wu stated it to the Assembly in the words of Confucius written twenty-four centuries ago. "When," wrote Con- fucius, "the Great Principle is realised, the world will belong to all. The virtuous and the able will be chosen into office. Mutual confidence and friendliness will prevail Everyone will work to the best of his ability, but not necessarily for himself. There will be neither intrigue nor con- spiracy neither theft nor treason. One may live with his door open. This is the idea of the Great Community." Lancashire stock, Unitarians by faith, and to the end he was true to his non-conformist upbring- ing, with a double inheritance of intellectual and social independence,-and this sometimes did not help others to co-operate with him until they realised that he was held in the grip of the purest motives, and with an eye directed towards the distant and ultimate good. He was a man of great physical strength and stature-big in body and soul, with square fore- head and square chin, his lips were closely and firmly set. Sincerity and solid force were im- pressed upon him. For 52 years his labours were on Granite, and he was the embodiment of the strength of that rock, but he had a heart tuned to respond instantly to human needs and sorrows. It would need a long chapter to give a tithe of the incidents known to the writer where he has figured as friend and brother to the broken, sick and bereaved. His father was the Solicitor for the Chester and Holyhead Railway Co., and came, with his family, to settle at Pendyffryn, Penmaenmawr, in 1854. When there, they attended an English service at the little Horeb Chapel, Dwygyfylchi, when the noted 'Stephens "Tanymarian" was