for the autumn as a prelude to the general election, which it is now practically certain will take place in January. Mr. Baldwin will give the key to the National government's election intentions when he speaks at the annual conference of the Conservative party at Bournemouth on October 4. His speech will be important, however, for the indication he will give of the government's programme for the future.
Britain has drawn up a plan for the settlement of the Italo-Abyssinian dispute which is being submitted at the threepower conference in Paris this week.
A number of British manufacturers are said to have refused to supply Italy with any more goods in view of her heavy indebtedness to them. The coal industry it the sine most affected.
Mr. Campbell Black, accompanied by Mr. J. H. G. McArthur, left Hatfield aerodrome on Thursday of last week in a de Havilland "Comet," in an attempt to fly to the Cape and back in a week-end.
In a published analysis of 1,500 road accidents, pedestrians are largely blamed and 5-6 p.m. is given as the most dangerous hour of the day.
Definite arrangements will be made in the near future for conversations between British and French experts on questions of naval strengths.
Figures now being prepared show that more foreign tourists have visited Britain this year than in any year since 1931.
An intensive recruiting campaign is to be carried out this winter by the London divisions of the Territorial Army.
An approved asbestos suit which enables the wearer to pass through flames unharmed is now being supplied to fire brigades.
The Postmaster General announced that the new high-definition television station at Alexandra Palace would be ready in six months' time.
The Radio Exhibition opened Olympia on Wednesday.
Sir William Watson, England's oldest poet, died on August 13.
ABROAD General Smuts has issued a weighty warning on the serious repercussions an Italo-Abyssinian war would involve. "The future depends upon the loyal co-operation of France and Britain," he declared in an interview at Capetown. " Should the League fail at this critical moment, the whole system of civilisation will be shaken to its foundations." The Emperor of Abyssinia, in a speech said: "The danger of war is becoming more and more grave." His offer to cede part of the province of Ogaden was welcomed in Paris. In Rome, however, it was described as " ridiculous and not worthy of consideration."
An agreement was reached with Danzig by which Danzig agrees to rescind her recent emergency decree for duty-free entry of German goods.
Baron Raimondo Franchetti, the richest man in Italy, and Signor Luigi Razza, Mussolini's Minister of Public Works, were killed in an air disaster, in which the five other occupants of the plane also lost their lives, when their machine crashed in Egypt.
After three days of strikes and riots which followed the government's wagecuts, calm was restored to Brest, Havre and Toulon, where the more serious disturbances took place.
Proceeding with his budget decrees, which constitute a complete overhaul of the economic system, M. Laval addressed the prefects of all the French departments on his plans to reduce the cost of living, laying special emphasis on reducing the price of meat.
In Italy all airplane engineering specialists of 1909 and 1910 classes were called to the colours by royal decree.
Major-General Tetsuzau Nagata. Director-General of Military Affairs in Japan, was assassinated in his room in the War Office in Tokyo on Monday.
The number of unemployed in Germany at the end of July totalled 1,754,000, showing a decrease during the month of 122,000.
In the United States a general strike of all skilled workers employed in Federal work relief projects in New York was called last week, but with little response.
An appeal made by Dr. Schacht to Herr Hider to put the brake on Jew-baiting was rejected; while the nazi campaign against Catholics in Germany is in full swing, and many priests have been arrested.