22 MARCH 1968, page 32

The Pianola Generation

AFTERTHOUGHT JOHN WELLS Forty, fifty, sixty, even seventy years ago they jitterbugged the nights away to the captivating rhythms of the Blue Bottom, the Shammie and the Dashing......

Chess No. 379

PEILIDOR Black White 7 men C. Mansfield (Western Morning News, 1921). White to play and mate in two moves; solution next week. Solution to no. 378 (Speckmann): 1 Q - R 8, threat......

No. 493: Paper Chase

COMPETITION The music critic of The Times began a recent article: 'I whiled away a quarter of an hour or so on Monday by committing to memory five or six of the character-themes......

No. 491: The Winners

Trevor Grove reports: A man, self-styled intel- ligent, complains of not getting a prize: tell him to try again. Would his impertinence question further? Upbraid him for his......