3 SEPTEMBER 1937, Page 21

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] Sut,—Much as I appreciate

the compliment of being classed by Mr. R. P. Ashe, in your last issue, with the Archbishop of Westminster as a " fervent Catholic," please permit me to say that I was born and remain an incorrigible Methodist. It was as one of the thirty lay members of the Methodist Conference elected by the Conference of nine hundred members that I proposed my resolution of sympathy with the persecuted Catholics of Spain and Germany.

Mr. R. P. Ashe's statement about " thousands " of Catholic Spaniards being shot down " by Mohammedan Moors ". is entitled to the same credit for accuracy as._the strange state- ment whiCh brackets my name with the Archbishop as belonging to his Communion.—Yours faithfully, HENRY S. LUNN., Spa Hotel, Bridge of Allan.