22 JULY 1972, Page 28


Sir: It is odd indeed to find in a journal of such quality as yours the Competition Editor awarding a prize to Mr Woddis who misquotes, by implication, Masfield's well known (but so often misquoted) line —

'I must go down to the seas again . .

Another point: your journal at 15p lacks a chess column (or even a problem), whereas the New Statesmen at 10p has an excellent one. Is it really to be supposed that there is hut a negligible number of your readers who play chess?

'Say nay, say nay, for shame!'

G. Hurren 69 Upper Dumpton Park Road, Ramsgate, Kent