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your paragraph. on American opinion regarding the Hoover proposals for the feeding of countries occupied by the Nazis you say that a Gallup Poll showed that 62 per cent. of those questioned were against the proposal, 38 per cent. in favour and to per cent. non-committal. This makes a total not of too per cent. but of

to per cent. Is this an inadvertent misconstruction of the rather curiously phrased statement in the News Chronicle that " about to per cent. of the voters had not make up their minds; of the rest 62 per cent. were against sending food and 38 per cent. for."—

I am, Sir, &c., R. Manx.

[It is. We regret the slip.—Eo., The Spectator.]