20 JANUARY 1950, Page 16

Blanket Legislation SIR,—Brave Sir William Hamilton Fyfe need not trot

round while laying blankets if, whenever completely stripping the bed for sheet-changing, he lays aside his blankets folded down their middles, thus making a line to serve as indicator. Incidentally, he is advised to ignore the ancient dogma, incredible but still almost universally obeyed: "First the foot and then the head, that's the way to make a bed." Its result, in winter, may be as many as eight clumsy thicknesses across the shoulders and impossible to tuck cosily around neck and under chin, as against four across the feet. Let him lay his blankets half way across the pillow, flat, not folded over, and theri tuck in the superfluous length under the end of the