10 MAY 1930, Page 17


{To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sin, hasten to congratulate Captain Petavel on the magnificent start which he has made with the evolution of a homecrofting educational colony. Needless to say, the National Homecroft Association are deeply gratified at this further evidence of the strength of the idea they have sought to stand for. And the whole of our knowledge and experience is at their disposal the moment Captain Petavel's agents and experts care to ask for it.

I cannot wish Captain Petavel a greater happiness than that he should have our good fortune in finding men who combine expert capacity and public spirit, to work at the problems and make an independent effort to break this pathway to independence for the poor, which of a surety exists, and, as he says, only needs time to become obvious

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