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To the Editor of the RIIYL ADVERTISER. Sir,âWhilst scanning the columns of your con- temporary, The Rhyl Journal," last week, I noticed in its Rhyl District" news a paragraph concerning the Rhyl Y.M.C.A., which gave utter- ance to sentiments not exactly in accordance with my turn of mind. The writer of the paragraph evidently seemed nettled because very few members of the Y.M.C.A., put in an appearance to listen to a lecture advertised to take place at the Rooms on Friday, the 2nd inst, entitled The Geology of the Vale of Clwyd." Now that identical day happened to be one of the bitterest and most severe that has fallen to our lot to experience this winter: the wind was almost piercing and cold enough to freeze the very marrow in our bones and I think few would be inclined under such existing circumstan- ces, after having turned in from their daily labour, to turn out once more into the cold, even to hear a most interesting lecture, as I have no doubt the above would have proved; but the writer of the paragraph must remember, that after all, there is a good deal of humanity in human beings. Again, although the lecture was one of local interest, it must be borne in mind, that it is not everybody who takes a peculiar interest in science; I should think that the ratio would be at least 8 to 1. Geology, I know, is a hard and difficult science to master, and moreover, rather dry, at any rate, the book-work is so personally, I never was fond of or devoted to, theoretical geology, although, as a rule, I delighted in science. The said paragraph also seems to endorse Prof. H. Jones' statement when he said that it appeared to him that the Association had "run into talk," and that mem- bers, many of whom probably had no single idea in their head, preferred coming there to air their own ideas in a Parliamentary Society, and to play at legislating, to attending for the purpose of listening to lectures." Well, I certainly do not endorse the statement, but I consider the remarks ill timed and ill-advised, and I must say that it is not exactly complimentary to us to say that "many of us probably have no single idea in our own heads I should much like to know what we are taken for ?â I wonder whether the writer of the said paragraph is a member of the Y.M.C.A., and if my conjecture is correct, in which class does he place himself,â among the "idealists or the non-idealists r- and further, admitting that they choose to "air their own ideas," (that is, the persons, or rather the members who have any of their own !) in the Parliamentary Society, why should they not do so in preference to attending lectures, if they think it preferable P-With all due deference to the lecturers and their unquestionable good intentions, I feel positive that the Parliamentary Society has done more towards the advancement and promotion of the Y.M.C.A., than the lectures have done, and I am sure the majority cf its members will coinoide with me and therefore, on that ground alone, the Parliamentary Society can claim: precedence. And another thing, many of us have not the time to spare, to attend all the lectures given; we have our own work to pursue, and for which we have to look to, in future life, as the means of winning our bread and cheese and if we can spare a few hours during the week, we are at liberty to devote them to what we like best, and what will best further the aims of the Y.M.C.A., which thing, in my opinion, is the Parliamentary Society.âYours truly. A MEMBER OF THE Y.M.O.A. Rhyl, January 12, 1885.

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