disappeared because the Welsh staff are on holiday. This company en- tered into an agreement to present television programmes in Welsh but it is significant that apart from an occasional bilingual musical pro- gramme on Sundays at 6.15 pm (when many Welsh viewers are in church and chapel) it has presented no programme in Welsh after 5.0 pm. The impact of radio and television upon any community must have far-reaching results If the BBC and and itv continue to treat Wales as part of an English region, the effect upon our language and culture will be catastrophic. An adequate and suitable television service for Wales is urgently neces- sary and we certainly cannot afford to await a new BBC Charter before it is established. It can be done quickly if the Government will agree to give Wales a separate channel and to release money to build trans- mitters which will serve the whole of Wales. Nothing effective can be done without this preliminary action, This flowering girl, wet from the sea Like Venus Anadyomene, Sea-drops like pearls on her sun-burned face, Hair tangled from the salt-sea chase, Bright with the flush of beating waves Turns my elegiac thoughts from graves, And with brown hands towels away The spume of green mortality. but when it is agreed, perhaps the BBC and an independent television company can between them work out a method of sharing the channel and transmitters which will ensure for Wales a service adequate to her needs. Yours truly, (Signed) (Sir) H Idris Bell, Aberyst- wyth; Cynan, CBE, Deputy Archdruid of Wales, Joint Secretary National Eisteddfod Council; Clement Davies. PC, mp; (Principal) Pennar Davies, ph D Principal Memorial College, Brecon. (Rev) Islwyn Ffowc Elis (Welsh novelist) Bangor; (Sir) D Emrys Evans, University College, Bangor; Gwynfor Evans; I Ll Foster, Oxford; Gwenan Jones, University of Wales; J E Jones, Plaid Cymru; (Rev Prof) R Tudur Jones, MA, phD, Bala-Bangor College, Bangor; Iorwerth C Peate, Welsh Folk Museum; Keidrych Rhys; Kate Roberts, DLitt (Wales) (Welsh Novelist) Den- bigh; B Haydn Williams, BSC, pIid, Director of Education for Flintshire; D J Williams, MA, D Litt, Fishguard. SEA GIRL John Stuart Williams
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