24 OCTOBER 1958, Page 6

THE PRINCIPAL of St. Clare's Hall, Oxford (whic h is not

part of the University) has asked me 10 make it clear that the `letter' which I printed last week purporting to come from an organisation of high-minded young ladies called the Kilpatrick Vigilantes of St. Clare's College, did not coma from the ladies of her establishment. This I am happy to do. And to prevent further misgivings about this jest I hasten to assure the Master of Clare College, Cambridge, that it did not come from his establishment either.