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THE GWESPYR SCHOOL QUESTION..

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THE GWESPYR SCHOOL QUESTION.. j To the Editor of the Prestatyn Weekly." SiR,—AHow me to point out that some of the statements of "Expectant" in your last week's issue were to say the least premature. He spoke of the Bill before the House as if it were already an Act of Parliament. Let me remind him that the battle has nut yet been fought, in fact it has hardly begun.' Before it becomes law the measure will undoubtedly undergo numerous alterations. Nevertheless, the Government may be expected to adhere to its fundamental features. Your correspondent says that the teachers will be appointed by the County Council upon the recommendation of the body of public managers." I fail to see what foundation the writer has for making the latter part of this statement. I agree that such ought to be the case, but the Bill says expressly that the C.C. may only be required to delegate any powers or duties other than in connection with the engagement, dismissal, and salaries of teachers. And. by the way, should some of the other powers and duties possessed by the County Council be delegated to one of the lesser Councils, I feel strongly that it should be to r, the Parish Council, and not to the Rural District Council. I fail to see what advantage it would be for the sckools of the Parish to be under the District Council. How much better off would we be for our schools to be managed by District Councillors from Mold, Nannerch, Halkyn, etc., than by the County Education Committee as at present ? If Parish Councils had these powers, the control of the schools would come nearer home, there would be greater local interest taken in them, and greater local knowledge brought to bear on the subject. Parents and ratepayers would have an opportunity every 3 years to elect persons whom they thought most competent to manage their schools. The same correspondent asks this question Wherein would be the real difference (between a school under the present Bill in the Talacre School Buildings and one in New School Buildings in Gwespyr) if any ? Let it not be thought that the views that 0 follow arise from any spirit of intolerance or narrow prejudice against Roman Catholics. If we cannot on principal aftord to be generous towards them. let us at least be just, and give them their due as Mr Birrell did in his fine speech when introducing the bill. He said" a man must have the heart of a nether millstone, if he is not deeply touched by the enormous sacrifices the Roman Catho- lics of this country have made to provide for the education and religious needs of their fellow-believers." Let us remember that for over 40 years the Talacre family have spared the ratepayers the expenso of building or paying rent for a school. They also made up the deficiency arising from the difference between the amount of grants earned and the total cost of maintaining the school. How have the owners been rewarded for ill this ? Certainly not by making converts. If such had been the case, surely somebody would have brought instances forward long before this to meet the challenge so frequent- ly thrown out for anyone to point to a single 2hild who has been proselytised during the period in questiou. And this fact undoubtedly answers the question how it is that ministers and leadurs have allowed the young members of their p flock and Nonconformist parents tolerated. their children to attend the Talacre School during that period ? If any conversions had taken place, there is no doubt that a board school or a voluntary undenominational school would have been erected long ago. If no change among Protestant children took place when all the managers were Catho- lics, and all the teachers were Catholics, it is no wonder that none took place under the Act of 1902, when two Protestant managers were added to the four Catholic ones Would it be conceivable then that proselytising could take place in the Talacre School under the approaching Act, when the school would be under complete public eontrol, and taught by z' solely publicly-appointed teachers ? Surely there never was any occasion for panic Let us shew more confidence in our churches, our leaders, and ourselves Let us shew more faith in our cause, believing always that truth will prevail CONSIDERATE. [Space forbids the insertion of the whole of our correspondent's letter in one issue, we hope therefore to be able to complete same in our next.—Ed.]

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