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Issue 8 - November 1972
Charity Begins At Home
We feel that we should add to the efforts of the popular press and BBC Radio in the attempts they have made to make the public aware of the false nature of the letter which accompanies this brief introduction.

Apparently, thousands of such leaflets have been distributed to the good citizens of the North-East, causing havoc and upset. Do not by any means take these leaflets seriously, we have it on the best authority that they are nothing but a disgraceful hoax. It wouldn't be so bad if the terms of the billeting were reasonable but, as one lady commented, "You can't spend rupees in England".

Post script A Muther Grumble reporter passing through Gateshead the other day heard local children singing the following variation to a popular street song:

Eanie, Meanie, Minie, Mow,
Catch old Enoch by the toe.
If he squeals hold him tight,
Make him wish he wasn't white.