1 AUGUST 1952, Page 5

I see that some impulse is to be given to

the production of that revolting commodity, the prune (possessed, it is said, of certain medicinal qualities in keeping with its general character), in this country. It will not, it is said, be as black. as sweet or as wrinkled as the Californian prune, but it appears to be in other respects just as repulsive. There would seem to be no limits to the misdirection of human energy. As between prunes and prisms, prisms every time. JANUS