13 AUGUST 1927, Page 12


Mr. Strutt is perhaps the chief agricultural consultant in Britain. He is a great helper. I may give one—quite inap- propriate—example. In December, 1914, I found the wounded in a Calais hospital suffering from want of a fresh milk supply. A word to this great helper resulted with extraordinary speed in the arrival at Calais of two admirable milking Short- horns, which began their French career by chasing porters round the quay, but nevertheless soon reached the hospital garden, where they were clothed, groomed, and valeted by the grateful nurses and did great service. The country might do worse than apply for help where that hospital applied.

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