13 JULY 1956, Page 18


SIR,—John Betjeman's note on names and places in the Spectator of June 22 recalls the comment of, I think, the New Yorker on the appointment of a new Governor of Eastern Samoa some years ago. The capital of Eastern Samoa is Pago Pago, and the announcement of the appointment began, `Mr. Phelps Phelps, of New York, New York, is going to Pago Pago. . . .' To which the magazine added, 'Goody, goody.'—Yours faithfully,

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