31 JANUARY 1941, Page 5

From a letter from San Francisco: "Did I tell , you

of our visit to the Fiji Islands? The native men there only wear loin- cloths, and to distinguish the policeman, who is also a native, from the common herd, his loin-cloth is navy blue. It was a particularly hot day, and as we came round a corner we happened suddenly on a policeman wiping his streaming face with his uniform." Undress uniform, clearly. jANUS.