28 AUGUST 1926, Page 17


[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—With reference to a letter in your issue of August 14th in which one item of " An Outline of Practical Eugenic Policy," recently issued by the Eugenics Society, was criticized, our friend Captain Helby should remember that " many a mickle makes a muckle." If any step is taken which promotes the fertility of a large section of the community, and if that section of the community is a mickle below the average of the whole in racial worth, the result may be, after many generations have passed, a muckle injury to the race.—I am, 52 Upper Bedford Place, W.C. 1.