17 OCTOBER 1931, Page 11

AS to pensions. It is rumoured that many patriots have

already written to the Pensions Office renouncing theirs, or bits of them. These letters must make a refreshing change for the officials who are accustomed to the other or com- plaining sort. " I have not received no pay since my husband went nowhere " is a recorded instance, and there was the unintentionally heartless appeal : " I am glad to tell you my husband who was reported missing is now dead." A contrast to those demands, reported recently, was : " I beg to tell you that, now that nobody has nothing, I ask that no more should be paid to me on no account."