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The Day's Gossip. H Leader U Ofliu, Wednesday. iuad m we an to haTe new ration cards â*rMfchout coupons! I think most of us will he vwr wry glad those little hits of cfrppinqm have not to be taken off every eo&d Mrjr week. And most of ail the will he glad that if we muet have- (MLrdb he will at least be spared that part the weakly task. I hear that tboeN is quale a new oom on tbe grocer's haad, the r««ult of using the scamors. Inairftabfalij, o&rds mean expaaee. I oailed in at til* Svaneea Food Office tihe other day and ire* survrwed to find how that Mve M irduotry hsc thinned off latterly. list non the suc will b-> truing back to <*9ad out the oarda. If we take the %rw, nfw ooet of each eard, duly tifoad out with noma. a-t a farthing, it will sort &twm* AtJO o S81 owe Swaa- lirti* lot, for clerical 1&Ar-n alone. The cosi oi cae oarde, enr^op* and postafw is extra. Warlike Kiddies. I A frierd sella me he was rarher more. interacted toan u-jur.l a day or so canoe in noting the acwee cf tne popular applause is one of the einemm. la the aid pre-war dare, he seya, lw msed to think the apprnrral ti dipinted dfiring deede by force, nfci tfc-o Rpp*- to the riiio I, the revolver aa tho final arbiter of tiivuted, came from tJie crtore full-blooded ¡ of the adulte in the &-udi«ao?. In France, juat after the armie^ice, »heo men had I more opportunities than formerly for seeing the pictures," these sort of tungs were, in the light c* recent experi- ence, the cause of rollicking merriment. And now in Swansea, on tie otoasion to which he refers, he noticed that the ap- proval of these combath-approral in ad- vance, for the episode headline gave a due to what was to followâofune from the boys, wbiile their elders were unde- ittonstrative. It would be exceedingly interesting to hear whether many more have noticed thi6, for there may be here an interesting sidelight on war psychology. What if the adults have become lees war- like and the kiddies more eo? Swansea Girl's Screen Success. I From W mll peg i have received a news- 1);ipoi cutting announcing that a former Swansea girl ba8 made good in the film world there I refer to ;kss Bessie Francis, of 466, Talbot-avenue, Elmwood, Winnipeg, who before her marrage was MMe Ca.rrie Bevington. Her husband, Nir. Tom Francis. D.C.M.. says hie wife and seL: have eeveral friends in good old Abertawe, and hope that they and the good old town are flourishing." Mr6. Francis recently appealo-d in the princi- pal role in a screen reel production, and jt wtu&wao admirably sustained that &he ha* reoeived an offer from he Fox Film Corporation to join their company of players. Who oan bellr One day a Swan- sea girl may mitain as great a reputation ss,a-:ooreen actress a some of those Amefli- gjrie tvhose faoes have become go familoar to local picture had goers. Travellers in Ireland. I The Swansea delegates to the U.K.C.T.A. conference in Dublin were much im- pressed by the happy disposition and kÃlClly feeling of the Irish people. It d:d not suggeot the much advertised idea of is downtrodden nation, but rather gave much room for thought to learn the reason for much we read in our daily, papers One little incident (Mr. A. Mun- d'ijY' w'f|t< oj^ght be of interest, and show s lJilt aTl lrl!;nDlen do not attach too much importance to the Irish question. A photograph appeared in one of the morning papers described as a group of Ulster delegates, and there was not an fitter man in it. It was tnade up of a few from Cardiff, Nottingham, and other English towns. When this was shown to a delegate from Belfast, he exclaimed, II "Another injustice to Ireland;" Strange Turns. I The news that an American theatrical firSh about to attempt to induce M. Clemenoeau to make a lecture tour through the States is another reminder that nobody is safe from enterprising managers in search of novelty." Even Uraoe Darling was not left in peace. Edmund Yates discovered a fetter from the heroine to his father declining an engagement at the Adelphi on the grounds that an acceptance would be against the wishes of the Duke of North- umberland and the other good folk who had subscribed to buy her a comfort- able annuijty." With the Scouts. I The trees heavily. laden with dewdrops glistened in the golden splendour of the plng sun, whilst pear-shaped crystals dropped from wet leaf tips. A wood pigeon, disturbed in .its quiet tree re- treat by the march past of many Boy Scout feet, with a whirr of wing flew gwiftly across the mist onveloped valley, trails of bmoke rose from scattered farm- steads along the hillsides, for it was a new day. and the arduous rounds and common tasks had begun. The Scout- master pulls up his boys as he enters the woods, and soon they are immersed in the wonders of woodcraft, attempting in silence to disguise their wherealxwts in Nature's camouflage, and their Scout- master, unwaringly strolling along a riuiet path, is ambushed as by clumps or banks of green fern which resolve them- selves into small boys, and he is cere- Shoniously conducted to a big tree and all but lynched, only to be liberated upon the promise of an extra pastry for tea. For an hour the game >3ots on, j he boys listening with interest to 1. o t. T y of the growth of a beech ot fir, the habits of the tiny creatures or insects of the under- growth, the me*um:- tii ⢠.rated of preparing a leafy hut or a forester's fire, ajid then home to camp to breakfast, passing en route the farmer and his boys for a day in the fields. "What a ftand life." says the sturdy patrol leader, and surely they are nearest to the throne of 'God who quietly live amidst the soli- "tary beauty and wonder of his out of door world. Mr. Dooley and Mr. Carnegie. Mr. Dooley hit off Carnegie s weakness for handing out that very doubtful gift, a free library with his smartest satire. Ad- dressing his boon companion, Hennesy, ile says: He hasn't given ye a free libr'ry yet. Jawn? No!" a Well, he will. adds the philosopher; ye can't escape him." Sailors Cap Ribbons. Our seamen are once more to have hat ribbons lettered in gold and the Admiralty liave notified that future purchases will be of this description instead of ribbons lettered in silk, such as have been used during the war owing to the shortage of t., gold, variety. The sailors are, of fiurse, to continue wearing the silk- tffered ribbons "until these are worn out. wid 'the stocks in the ships and victual- ling yards are used up. It was one of the many little reforms of Lord Fisher to al- low each man two cap ribbons free when- ever he changed his ship or required tlier.: îh the course of duty. As each ribbon eost" something like ten pen ce at pre-vnr price, this concession has been very wel- come to men joining new sl«>>s, or who TsSpponed to lose their caps overboard in a â'ale of wind.

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