29 APRIL 1955, Page 17

Letters to the Editor

The Press Strike Meredith Whittaker

Maio,: R. C. R. M. Clarke Mr. Butler's Budget John Collinson, P. M. Gedge

Shaw against Lawrence Howell Evans, David Craig Fluoridation Angus M. Thomson The Landings at Syracuse Angus Mac Vicar The Investigator John Fitzsimons The Lusitania A. A. Hoehling Funds Conservative Lord Wootton THE PRESS STRIKE

SIR,--II is sad to see Pharos subscribing to the great 'no newspapers' myth.

'Had the strike continued,' he writes, 'poli- ticians would no doubt have been horrified at the idea of fighting their campaigns with- out the benefit of reporters.' As the strike is over, we shall be able to see how many Lon- don morning, evening and Sunday newspapers report how many speeches by how many candidates, and at what length.

I do not pretend that either speeches or reports will make much difference, but any- one interested will find them, as always, in his local paper.—Yours faithfully,

MEREDITH WHIITAKER Editor Scarborough Evening News *