2 MAY 1931, Page 17

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Referring to your paragraph

in your issue of April 25th on Mill Hill School1 it might interest you to know that over fifty years ago Dr. Almond introduced flannel, shorts and open-necked shirts at Loretto, and this custom still continues. It has proved a distinct success and I am certain none of the boys ever regretted it in after life. There is no doubt that this system is conducive to physical development and health, which is a great help towards good work.

It is quite early. enough to acclimatize oneself to "uncomfortable and often ridiculous clothes" when one. is

developed.—I am, Sir, &c., FRANK B. HOPKINS.

• Physgill, Whitharn, TVigtovanshire.