16 FEBRUARY 1940, Page 6

" Can any GENTLEMAN RECOMMEND really first-rate BUTLER for country

situation? About 14 servants kept Times advertisement.

About 14? Why not a decent precision about it? It these sloppy approximations that mark the degeneration of British mentality. Besides, the thing is of practical import' ante. I know a butler who would never on principle gal a post in an establishment of less than 15. How could he tell whether this meets his need or not? If the advertiser's uncertain let him stand his menials in a row and count them