24 MARCH 1967, Page 28

Sir: I was surprised to see that none of the

letters to you (17 March) considered the subject-matter from the point of view of the son when he grows up, assuming he had taken his father's advice.

As a companion, be would be a person who held his liquor well, gambled within his means, kept an open mind on all religions, was scrupulously honest in his dealings with the fair sex and finally would be a person who would clasp hands with me before ever holding a grudge.

What more can anyone want?