29 MAY 1964, Page 10

Today science is giving us the means •to live, but

how we live or what we do with our lives is something art alone can teach us. Science Over a decade ago, town councils were em- powered to spend up to a sixpenny rate on the arts. How many do so? The average town spends less than one halfpenny. The Government does not stint us in providing hospitals. But mental health and cultural well-being are as important as physical fitness. Or are we all to be given a long life for TV serials and boredom? There has been much talk recently about the need for enlarging universities and founding more technical schools. But who has yet sug- gested that we need more colleges where the hand can be taught to mould and carve, the feet to dance, the eye to look or the ear to listen? Where is our University of Crafts?