Regarding Mr Smith’s letter
Alicante November 29 Dear Sirs and Madams,
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy and successful New Year.
I was not going to write to you at this time but when I read the letter from John E Smith, I felt it was necessary. I can appreciate but not agree necessarily with the changes that have taken place in in society that the last 40 or so years, but his letter was so stupid that I needed to respond.
First of all, I wish to thank your newspaper for having the talent and understanding of such reporters and writers as Tom Baker, Paul Arnold and the many others who have very successfully in catching the feelings of the changes in our society and pointed out the frustrations that many of us feel.
I am in the age of approaching 90 years and I have watched as the society has moved, starting with the Beatles, Bridget Bardot, and the Rolling Stones and moving to an access of wildness that I would never