2 MARCH 1962, Page 14


SIR,—One has to have a certain amount of sympathy with Roy Brooks. Being funny was an excellent way to sell houses; but selling houses was at best a stopgap method of being funny. A man who is reduced to paying for his views on German re- armament to be published in the classified advertise- ments section must be pretty desperate; is no pub- lication interested in paying him for them? As to the Paris riots ('police killing' to Mr. Brooks—Paris police labour under the stigma of working for a Western government), that precluded mention of any houses last week. Of course, one cannot but admire a man who is prepared to go to such lengths for his views; but I would advise Mr. Brooks to think of himself.