7 FEBRUARY 1969, Page 29


Sir: It is natural that Nicholas Davenport should suggest my name (24 January) as the arbiter of correct lifemanship in inter-Company bidding. What is surprising is that he is the first high-ranking economist to do so.

But not the first authority. It must have been because he knew that I was working on my Yeovil Foundation pamphlet How to Merge Without Actually Monopolising that Victor Weisz, under the pseudonym of 'Vicky,' pre- sented me with the original of the famous Evening Standard cartoon dedicated to this theme.

Stephen Potter Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London WI Vicky's cartoon is reproduced below.—Editor,