31 JULY 1964, Page 7

From Smith to Smith

By CHRISTOPHER HOLLIS It is reported that the reply of the South Rho- desian Government to the British Government was delayed in delivery owing to the postal dispute.

Said Mr. Smith to Mr. Smith,

`Our letter we enclose herewith Please send it forward by express To tell Sir Alec—more or less— We're in a Mess.'

Said Mr. Smith to Mr. Smith (The postman's cap—the helmet pith), 'Express delivery what ho?

We think you really ought to know We're.going slow.'

Said Mr. Smith to Mr. Smith (All Smiths are truly kin and kith),

'I'll write a scorching letter, whose Contents would boil Sir Alec's trews'— 'Which I will lose.