16 JANUARY 1948, Page 4

The cost of The Spectator in 1932 was 6d. a

copy. In that year the paper used was L21-odd a ton ; today it is £55-odd. Com- positors' wages in London in 1932, minimum, £4 9s. a week ; the minimum today is £6 5s. and an advance of 22S. od. is being demanded. The price of The Spectator is still 6d. a copy—but life