26 NOVEMBER 1937, Page 17


Hoar Frost

The beauty of the first hard frosts has set a flourish on the departing glories of autumn. The fringe of rime on leaf and bent surpassed the excesses of the old Christmas card, and it is hoped that it may be of use equal to its beauty. Whether or no the doctors agree, the country folk are quite sure that such frost and such sun in company are a source of health, and they expect among other hopes to see the cessation of the foot- and-mouth disease that has ravaged the East Coast. If starlings brought the infection they will no longer in such weather carry poisonous mud on their feet.