D'ye Ken Never-Never?
Hire-purchase is the official British name for buying on the installment plan, but most Britons, content to relax in a state of more-or-less permanent debt, call it simply the never-never.
Last week the never-never and an older British watchword, tallyho, met on the rolling countryside of Sussex as the tradition-encrusted Old Surrey and Burstow Hunt adopted an installment plan of membership.
Members of Old Surrey and Burstow may now pay their $112 subscription "at convenient periods" during the November to April fox hunting season and even avail themselves of a new cut-rate family plan by which a husband and wife can hunt for $182, and their children for $21 each.
Said 67-year-old Colonel Sir Ralph Clarke, Old Surrey and Burstow's joint master, "We're very much against hunting being a rich man's sport. For people who are not too well off and might feel the pinch, we hope this will help."
Here is a harness race, by heck,
The kind that we endorse,
Where harnesses race neck and neck,
Unhampered by a horse.