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Working Man's Plucky Struggle.

Rhondda Education Committee.

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-=--===-==-=--=. The Association has been instrumental in securing higher grants for Higher Elementary Schools, more liberal treat- ment of Secondary Schools, and the y ,special grants, which we have enjoyed for the past three years, varying from £ 4,000 to £ 7,000 per annum. The question of Domes tic Training and Handicraft and the securing of more rational regulations for the conduct of these classes' is at pre- sent under the consideration of this Asso- ciation. As a large Association, I hope the Rhondda will continue to be affiliated, as we have been ever since the adoption of the School Board Act in this district." Councillor R. S. Griffiths asked what was the cost of joining these conferences. The Director replied that with certain conferences they paid three guineas a year. The Chairman said that the London County Council was not an annual con- ference, but was called to deal with a speeifie subject which was of great im- portance* to them as an Education Autho- rity. The Auditor objected to their being represented at the N.U.T. Confer- ence, and also at the Welsh Language Conference, but he .Dr. Thomas) certainly thought that they should be represented at the latter ^conference, as it was a Society of national importance, and he felt inclined to have a "talk to'" with the Ouditor on the matter. Councillor1 Dd. Smith asked whether the Committee could get the experience of members who had attended confer- ences of that Society. Councillor Edward Jones said that fee had attended conferences of the Welsh language. Society, and he was certainly of the opinion that it was to the advan- tage of the Committee to be represented at that conference. The teachers who attended the Society's lectures were taught the best Welsh, including Welsh grammar, poetry and history, and this could not but have a corresponding bene- ficial result in their teaching the lan- guage in the schools where they were employed. After further discussion, it, was decided to be represented at all the conferences as occasion demanded, except the N.U.T. Conference and the Sanitary Congress. THE PRINTER'S "DEVIL." Councillor R. S. Griffiths called atten- tion to the" had printing." of the minutes, and said that many words had to be guessed owing to the number of typographical errors. The Clerk said that as they were about to invite tenders for printing;, he honed the Council would bear this fact in mind when the tenders were considered. Councillor' Griffiths asked the Clerk to bring up a report on the matter, but the Clerk replied that he would rather that the Chairman of each Committee should take it un. Councillor Griffiths then moved a motion directing the attention of the Council to the present printing when the tenders for the printing came before them. The Clerk read a minute of a previous meeting, at which a. similar recommen- dation had been made. and Councillor Griffiths consented to withdraw his motion 011 condition that the matter would be brought forward when the tenders were being considered. SUPERVISION OF SCHOOL MEDICAL INSPECTION, The Chairman (who had a notice of motion to that effect on the agendai) formally moved that the Medical Officer be appointed supervisor of the medical examination of school children. He

Rhondda Education Committee.