6 SEPTEMBER 1946, Page 14


Sm,—In his comment upon paper-rationing Strix overlooks the gigantic losses from enemy action sustained by many established publishers, who have thus far been granted no paper with which to replace them.— Yours faithfully, STANLEY UNWIN, Governing Director, George Allen and Unwin, Ltd. 40 Museum Street, W.C. x.

[Strix writes: If it comes to.that, I also overlooked the fact that many established publishers got terrible chilblains while fire-watching. I don't think either misfortune is relevant to my argument that the Board of Trade's system of paper-rationing is unfair to ex-Servicemen who are trying to start a publishing house.]