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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta BBC's royal flush By John Crosby, London Observer writer Up, up, and rest Saturday, October LETHBRIDQE HERALD-5 I broke the news to my son the other day that schoolchildren would get the day off for the Royal Wedding. "The he asked. He doesn't read (he papers much. He's only five. I explained that Princess Anne was getting married. "Do we go to the he inquired. "No, Westminster Abbey is pretty small." "Then why do we get the day "It'll be on television." "I'm not allowed to watch television." "There's I agreed. I reflected. Perhaps I should make an exception in the case of the Royal Wed- ding. The BBC. has scheduled eight hours two hours longer than Winston Churchill's funeral for the royal nuptials. There will be a review of the life of Princess Anne, all 23 years of it. Inter- views with people on the streets of London. What do they think of Mark Phillips? Of royal weddings? Of 14 November? Then there will be a visit to the riding stable where the Princess keeps her horses. A full day. It could cure him of television for ever. It might even drive a few BBC commentators out of television altogether and into the arms of the church How does the BBC choose these un- fortunates anyhow? "Kendall, you're in charge of throngs, enthusiastic description of Dougall, run up a little 10.000- word dissertation hall cut off his hand" A physician lived dangerouslv' The Book of Deuteronomy has most compassionate laws Chief Justice Kdward f oke on the other hand the much revered Knglish jurist, was actually an odious evil rascal who distorted the law for own wicked designs Alas, injustice con- tinues to be great rinadian statesman savs that he teaches children as a primary lesson that life is not fair either to the individual or mankind What is fair about the I'S and the U.S S.R. billions of dollars on nuclear arms Ahile millions of the poor and needy live in -.lurris'1 What is fair in the awful wastage of materials and millions of maimed and dead to defend corrupt dictatorship in Vietnam. while six million will die of starvation in this fall Does a black man or woman get fair treatment in job application9 Is it lair that a golfer makes million and a dies m poverty'' What is fair about the wage and pension scales paid the military and the Athletes' Are tariffs fair to consumers1' in eternal life is there justice Mot in this world A wartime letter To Kva P.rewster fcnitts Sand. ISRAEL October 12. 1973 dear child War broke' out only six days ago but already it seerns an eternitv It all started on Yom Kippur too suddenly and unexpectedly to let vein know immediately what was happening. The onlv indication we had of something un- usiial going on was that a few soldiers were pic keel up earlv on our holiest of holy days and that a few against expectation had not c orne home at all You will know from newspaper and radio reports how far the Egyptians and Syrians ad- wmccc] with their fnghtenmgly superior ar- mies before we managed to push them back nr get round them Now. with super-human efforts our pilots tanks and other units are lighting outside previously occupied territory and m the1 Sinai desert For three days enemies have tried to hit our local airport but bombed Kibbutz Gewat instead was hurt since the people were all in shelters Now missile positions on the other side are dcstroved and all is quiet here but we must have terrible kisses in the combat areas 'Mein often talks to us. she is en- couraging but tired There is no doubt in .mvbodv s rnind that well win this war but then what' Imagine if we'ti still been living behind norders how easy it would have been to bomb Tel Aviv. The trouble is. we knciw from bitter experience that we can't trust promises and. since we realize that Ffussia is backing them up to the hilt any time attempt to destroy us, even the most peace loving become a little more haiivimsiir In the meantime I am doing telephone ser- vice Kverv phone is manned 24 hours a day and eac h is busy dav and night Our soldiers tri tci keep in touch with home and love to talk to ,i 72-vear-old grandmother Dafna granddaughter i called yesterday She is back m the- airforre She said, Margalit. her vounger sister is doing well in spite of her dislike of armv life and the discomfort on the Golan Mights All mv grandchildren have been called up except Noga who has to look after her little twins and the other children in hc-r settlement but Sasson, her Iraqui born husband is shivering somewhere on Mount Mermon He is not used to cold nights but that gentle giant is a hero when it comes to protecting his wife and children The voung children are a little scared Hilla 1 great granddaughter i said yesterday "I am frightened at every bang, granny. If you drop bicvc-le once more. I m going to sc ream or faint It is now up to us. the old generation, to keep everything going at home, to look after the cattle and poultry fields and orchards, to pick oranges and see to it that the export of our roses is not interrupted We are so busy that we have no time to be anything but op- tirnistic and I m afraid it must be harder for vou in Canada We have no option but to adapt to wartime conditions while your imagination will no doubt, work overtime again nciw I am going on duty in the children s shelter for the night, serving the dual purpose of nurse and cheering them up with bedtime stones, telling them of happier times when thev can again play in the sun and sleep under the stars without fear of bombs and rockets All my love. MUM A telegram (Oct. 191 brought weird that Sasson. father of "A new. dark- skinned Israeli generation" (see article, page "i of July 10 1973i was killed in action. Loafing on the leaves I'hoto bv Rick Krvin ;