12 OCTOBER 1939, page 20

The Artist In War

SIR,—I very much welcomed Mr. Samuel Heald's letter, " The Artist in War," in your issue of September 22nd, though I fear greatly that the complaint of the creative artist is a......

Professor Freud

SIR,—It seems a pity that so devoted a Freudian as Doctor Ernest Jones should have pronounced the funeral oration in The Spectator over the late Professor Freud. No one would......

Rejected Volunteers

SIR, —Mr. James Kinross' letter is indicative of the absurd attitude which is being adopted by Recruiting Authorities. My experience of the Joint Recruiting Boards at the......

Putting The Clock Back

was present at a conversation the other day at which parents were lamenting the probable impossibility of going to see their children at half-term. I ventured, as a grand-......

Timberyard Fires

SIR,—It is surely a sinister thing that quite lately three—I am told four—of the finest timberyards in the West of England have been burnt out. I saw one of them last week—even......

The Admiralty's English

Sna,—At a time when so much graver matters occupy our minds, it may seem absurd to bother whether a Government communiqué is in good or bad English. Yet it does seem to me worth......

The Only Germany

SIR, —Mr. H. C. Haycraft cites the position of Poland in 1772, and points out—quite truly—that East Prussia was in origin a Prussian colony. But surely no one will suggest the......