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¡ BEDWELLTY R?TRICT 1 COUNCIL. v- 1 COUNCit. ?: 4-e i  I MEASLES AND FATALISM, The ordinary raofttine1 of (ho rnpn. bers of tlio Bedwellty Urb'3n Council was held at New Tr,-degar (;11 Tuesday it which the members rree t wete: Messrs Edgar i)nvie«, J.P. (chairmar)), baRc Janes (vice-chair- ma! ), W. Baftou, J. Crew, S. Godwin, Evan Thomas, W. J. Davies, R. J. Jones, D. Jones, J. T))!u!t, with Mr T. J. Thomas (clerk), Mr Harris (de- puty clerk), Mr Dan H. Price (sur- veyor). Mr H. Hayea (accountant), and Mr F. Hynum, (sanitary in. spector). Before proceeding with the ordin- ary business the chairman referred to the death of Mrs James, the mother of Mr James, the collector of the Council. He moved a vote of con- dolence with the family in their be- reavement.âThis was seconded by Mr S. Godwin and passed in silence. The medical officer, Dr Roberts, reported that during the last month there bad been notified 56 cases of measles in the Rbymney Valley and 16 in the Sirhowy Valley. The births I registered during the same period wereâRhymney Valley 60, Sirhowy Valley 2.5. The deaths were 22 and 9 in the respective valleys. He was also pleased to report that there was an appreciable decrease in the spread of measles in the Aberbargoed ward.â Mr R. J. Jones asked the medical officer whether some steps should not be taken to reduce the risks of measles by taking some measures in regard to the school children.âDr Roberts said that the majority of cases were of children under school age. There was, he added, a fatalism in some parts of Wales that every child must have measles some time or another, and which was frequently met by the medical profession.âMr R. J. Jones anked whether it was not possible that children of school age may be attend- ing school from homes where younger children were infected and the conse- quent possibilities of the spread of the disease. Dr Roberts replied that there was every possibility that such children had already gone through the trouble. There were some families who actually took their children into infeeted houses, so as to get the trouble over as soon as possible. It was stated that the de-hydration plant had been installed at the Black- wood Gas Works, and tar spraying on the roads would be proceeded with on the return of the dry weather. A committee who visited Cefn Forest to inspect the new roads at the Garden City, reported that one road was completed and portions of others. âThe surveyor said he was given to understand the Welsh Garden City, Ltd., did not intend to kerb and channel opposite unbuilt sites.âThe matter was deferred for the whole council to pay a visit a week Monday next. Mr R. J. Jones proposed that the deputy clerk take steps to obtain at the boat possible terms a supply of early potatoes for distribution among the people of the area, as Mr Harris bad said they had great difficulty in getting them at the Food Controller's price. They were buying them as seed, and potatoes were being sold in the area at 3d. per lb., which were never intended for seed.âMr Evan Thomas seconded the motion, and said he did not believe there was a shortage.âThe proposition, however, WRS defeated.âMr R. J. Jones re- peated that potatoes were sold in Aberbargoed at 3d per lb. for eating purposes, potatoes which were too large to be called seed potatoes. He asked, therefore, would the Council institute proceedings against any per- sons, where satisfactory evidence could be produced to the clerk that they were contravening the law. If they could he would nove that notices be posted up in the area, letting people know where to lay in. formation and evidence of contraven- tion of the law in the sale of potatoes. âThe clerk replied they could cer. tainly prosecute if satisfactory evi- dence were produced, and it was. resolved to ssue notices as suggested by Mr R J. Jones. The police reported certain boys who were alleged to have trespassed on allotments, and it was resolved to prosecute. It was also decided to circularise local farmers re the stray* ing of sheep on allotments. The clerk reported that the author- ities were pressing for further par. ticulars on their prospective Housing scheme and ether after-the-war work, on which they proposed to spend half- s-million.âMr K. J. Jones moved, amid some hilarity, that they reply staling they were ihdv(rcising for an I nrchiteclural assistantâThe clerk They know that."âThe matter was Irt ferrfd to a committee. J In connection with N ttional Service it was decided, oo tbe motion of Mr- R J. J one?, to ask the cler k of the j Cad iff City Council for a copy of as to the substitution of labour. It was refolved, by a narrow ma- jority, to issue notices to the con- sumers of gas at Blackwood that it was the Council's intention to increase I the price of gas to 5/- per 1000 cubic feet. In accordance with notice, Coun. I W. Bufton moved that an assistant sanitary inspector be appointed. They only had one for the whole area, which had a population of over 32,000.âThere was no seconder, and the motion was lost The clerk directed attention to what was described as the Fair View Death Trap."âThe surveyor said that that was quite right. It was a private path and was very dangerous at the western end of the houses at Fair View. He understood that children got there.âOn the motion of R. J." it wae 'decided to communicate with the owner, asking that the death trap be removed.

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