April 1, 1950. Whitley Bay grocers and other food shop tradesmen are displaying printed notices which inform customers that "in the interests of hygiene" dogs are barred from entering their shops. The signatures of Mr Gilbert Holden, Whitley Bay's sanitary inspector, and that of Dr W Cunningham, the town's medical officer, appear on the order. Mr Holden states that this move has met with the unqualified approval of shopkeepers. Some dog owners, openly antagonistic to the measure, have walked out of shops on their attention being drawn to the notice. {{COUNTERPOINT }}