22 JANUARY 1972, Page 18

Juliette and vicar

From the Rev W. T. Armstrong Sir: Your Editorial Assistant might have been better employed last week correcting your Film Critic's English usage. She is at least literate, even if she does imagine that Dungarvan Jewel is capable of beating Happy Medium over two miles at any weights.

Tony Palmer likes the word ' mitigates' (Cinema, January 15). He should beware lest his repeated misuse of it militates against his own future being other than imperfect. The fact that many of his generation make the same mistake is no mitigation.

W. T. Armstrong

The Vicarage, Burton-upon-Stather, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.