22 FEBRUARY 1952, Page 5

The Court Circular having stated correctly and accurately on Tuesday

that the Queen had that day received Dr. Adenauer, the German Chancellor, is it too much to hope that the B.B.C. News Department will now drop its persistent, incomprehen- sible and disparaging references to the Chancellor as " Herr " Adenauer ? He is known throughout the world as " Dr." What conceivable excuse can there be for denying him in the ears of millions the appellation to which he is legitimately entitled ?

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