14 AUGUST 1964, Page 12

SIR,—As a citizen of one of our debtor nations, it

scarcely becomes you to criticise our free choice of a presidential candidate in the United States.

You seem to be showing the 'manifestations of intolerance' you ascribe to Goldwater, and if you find it 'distasteful to see Goldwater . . . leading a posse on the modern concept of welfare,' we find your published comments in extremely bad taste, even for the British.

Chicago, Illinois