22 FEBRUARY 1952, Page 18

Silk—Surely the events of the past week may remind your

correspon- dents, Mr. Stockwood and Mr. Denton Thompson, that traditions have their value. Two candles on the altar is the ancient use of the Church of England. Put first things first by all means, and let us teach and exemplify Christianity to the best of our power, but let us also keep our good traditions and usages. They have a stabilising effect in