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TOWN AND COUNTRY NOTES Carnarvon is a town of small industries, and, I may add, of grumblers. At one time there- were flourishing industries, both large and small, in the town. These included shipping, ship-building, rope-making, machine-making, etc. Some of these have vanished and others are on the point of vanishing, and why? Mainly because they have not been supported by those who have wealth, but do not rightly use it. Grumblers. are responsible, to some extent, for the de-cadence of local industries. They object to a little smoke and noiseâ.which are the natural and! unavoidable accompaniments of industries in generalâwith the result that employers remove their works to other places, where the sound of the anvil is music to the inhabitants because it spells prosperity. There are in Carnarvon some people who, judging by their actions, wotuld like to see every industry stopped, and the place made as quiet as a churchyard. In addition to the industries I have named, one other is threatened with extinction owing to the enforcement of an arbitrary regulation framed by a body of gentlemen who style themselves the Gwyrfai, Seiont, and Llyfni (Board of Conservators. I refer to the net- fishing industry. The regulation has had the effect of augmenting the army of unemployed in the town. At the best of times the fisher- man's lot is not a happy one,â" there's little to cam and many to keep,"âibut what must it be in wintar. In their enforced idleness star- vation stares them in the face. It is said that the regulation was framed in the interest of angling, but, as 'Councillor R. Gwyneddon Davies said at the Town 'Council meeting on Friday, if it is to be a question between sport and livelihood, then sport must go to the wall. I trust that the- iBbard of Conservators will see their way to amend or withdraw the regulation as soon as possible. # » # The Carnarvon Bath and the Aber Bridge are not exactly presents. It is true they were presented to the town by the Corporation but, unfortunately, the Corpora- tion used the money of the ratepayers to erect them, and are still using it to maintain them. It ought to be the other way aboutâthe bridge and the bath ought tct relieve the rates. As I have all along held, the erection of the public baths was a blunder. The receipts up toi date this year were JB70, as against JB140 for last year. Alderman R. Norman Davies, replying to Councillor T. 'H. 'Edwards, explained that the decrease was diue to the fact that more galas were held last year than this year. The ex- penditure this year, he added, was much less, and, therefore, the net result was the same. IBut what of the Aber Bridge, the receipts from which also show a decrease as compared with the previous year. The more the patronage given to the bath the more the re- ceipts from the bridge will be," said Councillor J. T. Roberts. Taking the bridge and bath into account the net result is not the same. ⢠» It is, however, useless to argue as to the past. Who will propose a feasible plan of making the bridge and bath remunerative? I believe it could be done with a little grit, gumption, and good will.

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