MR. LUMLEY ON THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SELECTION COMMITTEE.|1899-01-07|The North Wales Times - Welsh Newspapers Online
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to have to enter his protest against the action of the Si lection Committee Mr. Ha rrisou Jones: May I shorten the dis- cussion Mr Lumley said he was in possession of she chair. and was in order. The point he raised was one worth disputing, as the action of the ♦Selection Committee interfered with the rights of County Governing Body. He knew what the views of some members of the Selection Committee were with regard to the rights of the County Governing Body, and that was his reasou for entering his protest against the Committee taking upon themselves ,to say to the Governing Budy which applicant to appoint. The Committee had no right to m!tke such a recommendation, as all they had to do was to reduce the 26 candidates down to three or four as provided by the scheme. Mr. W. G. Dodd There is nothing in the cheme to that eihict, Mr. Luiuley I think eo. The Clerk: The Committee acted under the standing ordnr. The Committee had directed the ladies to interview the County Governing Body, and they ar, here for that purpose. Mr. Lumley said that was why he entered hit. strong protest against this Selection Com- mittee, us, if this kind of thing was permitted now, the same thing would have to be con- tinually done when appointing headmasters and headmistresses i-,f -other schools. Person ally, he would entirely ignore the conduct of this Selection Committee. Mr. Hooson said he supported the protest of Mr. Lumley, as the Chairman of the Selection Committee, with regard to the appointment of ,the he ad masoer to Denbigh School, he must say that Mr. Lmnley's action to day was consistent with his action on that occasion. Mr. Kjnyou thought the best thing the Com- mittee could do would be to proceed with the 'appointment, «ndthat each member should ex. press his opinion on the recommendation of the Selection Committee by voting according to his own common sense. Mr. Harrison Jones explained that each ap. plicant was told during the interview, that they would be required to appear again before the Governing Body. Mr. E. J. Roberts thought it waste of time to be summoed there by a quarter past one, and then to find oat that the Selection Com- mittee was sittiogioterviewing the candidates. In his opinion, it would b3 well to put a stop to this in the future (hear, hear). Mr. Ezra Roberts said the Selection Com- Joitte3 were firsl of all deputed to reduce the list of candidates. They did so. They were again deputed to see the selected applicants, and what might be ask, were they to do, in that meeting, except into. view them. One of those applicants was so superior to the others, that the Committee were perfectly right in recommending the name of this person to the County Governing Body. Mr. Lmnley; They had nothing to do with it. Mr. Ezra Roberts, continuing, said the Com- mitee knew perfectly well that what they agreed upon was simply a recommendation, and that it would not in any way interfere with the rights of the County Governing Body. Mr. Simon Jones pointel out that it was now a quarter to two, and that many members pre- sent would have to catch the train unless the business was proceeded with (hear, hear). Mr. W. G. Dodd said that the business was much more important than catching the train. Mr. Peter Willii,s: But we are not doing the business now. It is simply tall talk. Mrs. R. J. Powell also strongiy objected to the Selection Committee interviewing the can. didates, maintain)! that their only function was to reduce the number. Mr E J. Roberts: I think we should take advantage of this when the next appointment takes place (hear, hear). Mr. Lumley said he had also to protest against the action of the Selection Committee in formulating a series of questions which they expected the Governing Body to put; to the ap. plicants. Those questions had already been put to the applicants, and he held that the Governing Body were perfectly free to ask them what question* they liked (hear, hear). Mr. Ezra Roberts said that the questions re- ferred to had not been formulated by the pre. sent Selection Committee. Mr' Lumley, after making further remarks to the same effect, proposed that the Chairman should receive from members of the Governing Body a-,y questions they thought fit to ask, and put them to the candidates Mr. W. G. DoJd seconded. Mr. Ezra Roberts said that the Selection Committee had been abused, and very impro perly abused, that day, and that the whole thing had arisen from a misunderstanding. The questions were not, framed by the Selection Committee, but by the County Governing Body themselves on a previous occasion when a. similar appointment had to be made. The motion of Mr Lumley was then agreed to, and the applicants were called in. The interview being over, Mr. Hooson proposed that Miss Anna Row- lands be appointed. After giving a careful con- sideration to her testimonials and her experi- ence, he thought she was the most fitted for the post. v h. Isgoed Jones, in seconding, expressed his gratification that Miss Rowlands was a Welsh woman. Sue was thoroughly qualified in every way, and in addition to her other qualifications, she could teach Welsh if neces- sary. All things equal, he always liked co sup- port Welsh girls. There being no amendment, the resolution was carried unanimously. Miss Rowlandi WIts called into the room, and was cong,ratniatefi by the Chairman, Mr. Isgoed Jones, an d Miss C r. Mr. Simon JOl1es said that Miss Rowlands would have to ortr i ise and lay the foundation of the Ruthin Gi-V School, which he hoped would exist for centuries, and would be a credit to her in the future. It was the wish of the County Governing Body that the schools of the county should nave some uniformity of tone. In fact, it was the desire throughout Wales, but they could only speak of their own county. Clever girls from the Elementary Schools who had won scholarships would be re- ceived at the new s chool, and they would, pro- bably, be the d-iughters of the poor. They would also receive the daughters of the rich from another source of training, and the County Governing Body felt that in the school it should be 'education,' and not class or caste (applause)—that all should be treated as scholars equally concerned in the education to be atforded, and that distinctions of class or caste should be excluded (applause). Miss Rowlands thanked the Governing Body heartily for her appointment, promised to do her utmost for the Ruthin School, and under- took to act upon the suggestion just made. The successiul candidate—Miss Anna Row- lands, B.A.—is a daughter of the Rev. Daniel Rowlands, M. A., for many years Principal of the Bangor Normal College. For three years, she was a scholar at Dr. Williams' School, Dolgelley, and while there, she passed the Cambridge Junior Local Examination, and afterwards the Cambridge Senior Local, the latter with distinction. From Dolgelley she took an exhibition at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, taking her degree at London five years later. She then went for a year to the Cambridge Training College, ob- taining the certificate of the Teachers Syndi- cate in Theory and Practice. For the next three years she held the post of mistress of Method and Assistant Lecturer at the Re. sidential Training College for Elementary School Mistresses it Edge Hill, Liverpool. In September, 1894 3he was appointed to the post she now occup d, viz., that of Mistress of Method and A- ,tant Lecturer in Education at the TJniversit College of Wales, Aberystwith. For one bes&; -1895-96-she had charge of an overflow bo ng house, for Miss Carpenter, the Lady F ipal of the Women's Hall of Residence Aberwstwith. She submitted testimoni om tha Principal of the Univer- sityfColl • t Wales, and many others. Her applicat included with the following para- graph am Welsh. and speak Welsh. I have s taken the keenest interest in Web atyon, and should be very proud to havf, opportunity of identifying myself with the growth and development of the In- termediate School System in Wales.' ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT. On Thursday last, the Llanfwrog Church Sunday School held their annual treat at the Institute, Ruthin. At 4 o'clock, tea was given to all the members of the Sunday School, and in the evening an entertainment was held. The programme consisted of songs, recitations, and comic songs, by the Ruthin Nigger Troop. Much credit is given to Mr. R. H. Williams, Tudor House, for the successful manner in which the meeting was carried out. BATHAFARN CHAPEL. The annual Watchnight in connection with the above chapel took place on Satur day night. The weather was not very propitious. The meeting was well attended. The programme consisted of songs, recita- tions, &c. At 12 o'clock, Mr. Lewis, who conducted the meeting, offered up a prayer of thankfulness and blessing The meeting was then terminated by the singing of the old hymn, '0 fryuiau Caersalem,' to the well-known tune, Crug y bar. ANNUAL COMPETITIVE MEETING. The annual competitive meeting was held at the Baptist chapel, Ruthin, on Monday last. The meeting was well attended. The chair was occupied by Mr. John Morris The conductor being Mr. Halley. The competi- tions resulted as follows Tenor solo,' Cartref dedwydd fry," J. E. Hunt. Recitation (hymn No. 1,031, Hymn Book), David Jones. Duett, tenor and bass, J. P. Jones and J. Jones. Tenor solo, 'The sQng that reached my heart,' Herbert Gee. For the best Welsh love letter written by male to female, Mr. P. R. Davies. For the best Welsh love letter written by female to male, Miss Maud Jones. Bass solo, The Reefer,' W. Evans. For reciting the 125th Psalm, confined to children under 12 years of age. The prize was divided equally between W. Hally, M. Jones, and G. Dowell. Duett, tenor and bass, J. P. Jones and J Jones. Piccollo solo, by W. S. Bryan. Bass solo, Robert Price. Impromtu speech, Mr. J. C. Davies. For the best rendition of a song named in the room, Mr. R. Price.. Reading prose without punctuations 1. Miss Gee. 2. P. R. Davies. Tenor solo, 'Hiraeth,' Mr. G. O. Jones. Bass solo, 'On the Banks of Allan Waters,' Mr. Fred Jones. Quartette,' Beth ddywed fy nghalon,' by Mr. James and party. The management of the meeting was in the hands of Mr. J. E. Hunt, the honorary secretary.