26 JULY 1968, Page 30

Astor's whistle

Sir: Bill Grundy, writing on the press (12 July), inadvertently attributed to that dis- tinguished newspaperman, Tom Hopkinson, a truism of mine. Mr Hopkinson is, of course, Senior Fellow in Press Studies at the University of Sussex. To my regret (though not, I am sure, to his) we are unrelated.