30 JANUARY 1926, Page 16

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.]

Spa,—Assuming that the chief object of such a tax is to (*.courage betting (as I hope it is); why should we not begin by prohibiting the publication of the " odds " in newspapers ? or, if that is considered too drastic, put a heavy tax on all Such publication? As betting in' the streets is illegal such "aiding and abetting" should also be illegal.-4 am, Sir, &e.,