19 JUNE 1947, Page 15

SIR,—I have seen in your issue of June 13th, in

A Spectator's Notebook. reference to the verdict on the inquest of Mrs. Mavis Tate that she died while the balance of her mind was disturbed, and the suggestion that she knew what she was doing, but thought it wiser to take her life, with the comment: " Who will take it on him to say she was wrong?" To this question surely the answer must be not only the whole of the Catholic Church but all believers in the Christian code of morality upon which the laws of this land are based.—Yours faithfully, Wilmington, Vitland Bay, I.o.W. VIOLET HAMMERSLEY.