Out of the mouths of . . .
nuA-Caledonian•are giving their air hostesses commission on the sale of drinks and very nice too, as I found when I flew with them on Monday. Like British Railways they don't tolerate the smoking of pungent cigars or pipes. I remember reading that when Peter the Great took a fancy to shipbuilding and stayed with John Evelyn at Greenwich, Lord Carmarthen prevailed on him to allow the importation into Russia of a quantity of tobacco. It was feared that the Russian clergy would protest at the relaxation of the ancient rule which declared that a man is defiled, not by those things which enter his mouth but by those, things which enter out of it. This is a part of Russian Holy Writ that 1 certainly subscribe to if our wilier politicians are a subject for study.