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I Swansea Valley Notes. I A Cheery Coodbye. I A successful tea and social was held at the Band Room, Yst-alyfera, last Saturday evening under tIw anspiees of the local branch of the I.L.P. There was a large muster of comrades from various parts of the valley, and all heartily partook of the good things provided by the women. Tea, etc., was on the tables at .*) p.m., and at 7.30 p.m. a programme, of songs and re- citations was commenced. A party of girlg, under the conductorship of John Asaph Williams (checkweigher, Gleison Colliery), gave a magni- ficent rendering of the Red Flag to open the concert. The audience lustily joined in the chorus. Miss Maggie Jones (Merch y Meudw), Ynismudw, then gave a recitation in her usual splendid manner. She was loudly applauded, and was obliged to give an encore, which she did in fine style. Her sister, Miss Gladys Jones, also gave an excellent recitation. Comrade D. S. Williams then sang a specially composed song foi- i%- h i(- h lie re- in Welsh Yr hen I.L.P. for which he re- ceived hearty applause. After a few more items, the real business of the evening was taken in hand. This was the presenting of a gold medal to Comrade Tom Samuels, who is about to leave for Queensland, Australia. The medal was suit- ably inscribed with an expression of appreciation from the branch to our comrade for his devo- tion to Socialism," etc. Speeches e iessing: warm regard and best wishes were then delivered by several comrades including Mr. Jach Thomas. B.A. (Checkweigher), Miss Alice Williams, Mr. D. S. Williams, etc. Comrade Tom Samuels suitably replied. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thomas were then presented with a leather wallet, etc., for their splendid work for Socialism in the locality. A most enjoyable evening was then I terminated by the Ringing of the Red Flag. A large quantity of literature was sold during I the evening. D. D. Walters an Class War. I L .At.tpe Rhos Congregational Chapel last Satur-

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