Gareth’s writings and his radio
broadcasts were often illustrated with delightful and amusing anecdotes. “The
microphone preserved every iota of his (Gareth’s) personality, the enthusiasm
and vivacity … a peculiar impression of
intimacy, as of addressing a single person across the fireside.” One such was the tale circulated among the
anti-Nazi Lutherans in Germany of a staunch Nazi priest who, before commencing
service, ordered that anyone who was a Jew should leave the church. There was a brief pause and then the figure
of Jesus Christ stepped down from the crucifix over the altar and silently went
out of the building..
Heading of one of Gareth’s articles wrote
after he attended the Frankfurt rally.
There was a joke whispered in
Germany of a humorist who asked:
Do you know how Hitler is going to put
3,000,000 unemployed to work?” Then he,
himself answered: “He will make the
first million paint the Black Forest white.
The second million will build a one-way road to Jerusalem, and the third
million will cover the Polish Corridor with linoleum.”
Yet another was that of an
airman who was passing over a lonely lake and saw a man struggling in the water
and rescued him. When he had done so he
found it was Stalin and immediately considered the advisability of dropping him
overboard again: “because of what all
the other Russians would say for not letting him drown”.