14 MARCH 1958, Page 20

SIR,—Mr. Raven, who dislikes bigotry, says, 'I hold that all

public schools whatever, as a result of the 'nature of adolescent boys, . . . are nine-tenths of the day filthy.'

Perhaps the clue to this judgment is found in his confession that he finds squalor delightful.

We all enjoy ourselves in our own ways, but it's a mistake to overlook the infinite variety of human mature, and to suppose that because one has the conventional mind and experience there are no independent minds, no boys and men who keep quite clear to the Christian standard in actual life.—Yours Bentham Rectory, Norwich, Norfolk *