7 NOVEMBER 1952, Page 14

Sw,—In agreeing with Janus that it is time young brutes

who cosh lonely women were made to feel physical pain, I should say the sooner after the event and in the form least calculated to flatter their vanity. I would draw' your attention to a-weapon for lonely women to carry which the Danish Minister of Justice approved about two years ago. It is a kind of pistol, the discharge from which will temporarily blind the assailant and mark his face with a dye which he cannot remove. No one could, by any stretch of the imagination, describe the Danes as an inhumane people. Meanwhile a good motto for the ordinary citizen in dealing with cosh boys is that of the late "Jacky " Fisher, " Hit first, hit hard, hit fast and hit often,"—Yours