24 APRIL 1953, Page 16

The Rev. R. E. Kendall SIR,—The "reasonable chap" whom Strix

heard discussing China with Mr. Basil Davidson was, I presume, the Reverend R. Elliott Kendall. Doubtless the fact that Strix was driving at the time led him to think the name was Mr. Kennard. May I be allowed to satisfy Strix's curiosity as to what Mr. Kendall was doing in China ? For twelve years he was a Methodist missionary there, and not so long ago he broadcast in a notable discussion on that country in the programme