12 OCTOBER 1934, Page 6

Sympathetic as I am with the Bishop of Birminghanis condemnation

of the excessive restriction of families I should have found it a little embarrassing to stand at the altar as bridegroom (still more as bride) and be told that the best medical opinion favours four children. Dr. Barnes himself, I observe, is the father of two sons. However, the doctor he quotes prescribes two children as soon after marriage as practicable and another pair after a reasonable interVal. - JAN US.