20 MARCH 1942, Page 4

Our Tortured Tongue

" Operational area defence officers are given power to arrest without warrant any person who may have reasonable ground for being suspected of having committed an offence against the regulation."—Ministry of Labour and National Service.

Conscience make cowards of us all? Not for a moment.

Arrest me, as Mr. Bevin directs." suspected. Arrest " Sir, I have grounds—reasonable grounds—for being