6 SEPTEMBER 1946, Page 14


Stn,—As a regular reader of your paper I deeply regret that it has opened its advertising columns for furthering the practice of gambling through football pools. It seems to me to be quite unworthy of the high standard which your excellent paper has always maintained. May I venture to express the hope that you will reconsider your attitude in the matter?—

Yours, &c., G. REGINALD LINDSAY. The Vicarage, 8 Heald Street, Garston, Liverpool, 19.

[The advertisement reading "Post it to Vernon's" was inserted on behalf of Vernon's Mail Order Stores Ltd. In view, however, of possible confusion with a football pools business, the advertisement will not be repeated.—EDITOR, Spectator.]