Memo to President and Mrs. Reagan:

Your press office gives a daily summary of news that affects the White House.

But do they delve into The Washington Post's classified advertising section, where legal notices in tiny type provide information that too often is overlooked?

MetroScene's point? In yesterday's paper, ads placed by the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board reported on future hearings dealing with applications to renew liquor licenses.

In keeping with D.C. law, the ads listed the potentially impacted neighborhoods. I just wanted to note that you folks live in overlapping neighborhoods affected by two advertised applications: by Old Ebbitt Grill, near 15th and F streets NW, and the All States Cafeteria, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The legal boundaries described in the both ads surround the White House grounds.

If "Lemonade Lucy" Hayes, President Rutherford B.'s wife, had been given her way under similar circumstances little more than a century ago, she'd undoubtedly have protested. I'm inclined to think you're a bit more--pardon the word--liberal about such things and are willing to let live, or, at least, to let drink.

But, since you surely want to maintain standards in a nice neighborhood, I just wanted to be sure you were aware.