6 SEPTEMBER 1946, Page 14

. JANUS AND STRIX Sut,—Please may Strii remain in charge

of A Spectator's 'Notebook, so that we may continue to enjoy his pleasantly fresh observations and attractive humour, and perhaps watch his style develop further qualities ; and so that we may. be spared the grinding commentaries of Janus, well intended no doubt, but so beset by heavy weather, SO labouring (without reward), and so often resembling the peevish acidities of His Majesty's Judges, without the excuse which we can concede to them?—