1 FEBRUARY 1919, Page 1

It is truly moat important news that the Anny is

to be better paid. In these days of transition and htotability thorn are two danger-points in the nation—the Army and the Police. What folly to underpay the two services on which in the last resort the safety of any Administration depends ! We are glad that the danger of another police strike—always a most discreditable incident in itself—seems to be passing away. Let us be wise for the future. The police ought to be so well paid that they really have no excuse to strike. If the policeman is not well paid, he will not, for numerous reasons which we cannot examine in detail now, take action against his wealthier fellow-citizens. Thirty shillings a week does not without qualms arrest three guineas a week.