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Am Gymry Llundain.


Notes of the Week.


have an Opposition made powerless by faction and distrust, and the only man who can unite them is Mr. Balfour. The qualities which made him a failure as Prime Minister are just the qualities most likely to make him successful in opposition. Anyhow, no one who takes interest in the proceedings in the House of Commons will grudge him his seat for the City however much they may have rejoiced at his defeat in Manchester. Welshmen for English Constituencies.—With the result of the election in Wales itself we deal in another column, but it may be interesting to some of our readers to know that a considerable number of our fellow-countrymen have been returned for constituencies outside their native land. Two, besides Mr. Timothy Davies, who captured the seat at Fulham, will sit for constituencies that are practically in London, Mr. Simon, the victor in Walthamstow, and Mr. Jenkins, the Labour member for Chatham. Mr. Jenkins is a Cardiff man, is an Alderman of that city, and two years ago filled the mayoral chair. In addition to these, there is Mr. Richard Bell, who hails from Merthyr, Mr. Hay Morgan, who hails from Breconshire, and Mr. Howell Davies, of Bristol. Mr. McLean, one of the two members for Bath, is in business at Cardiff. Among the defeated candidates there are at least three or four who have Welsh connections. There is Mr. Aneurin Williams, of garden city fame, who only just failed to win one of the divisions of Kent. He is an ardent Welshman, son of Edward Williams, of Middlesboro', grandson of Taliesin Williams, and great grandson of lolo Morganwg. A son of Lord Penrhyn was defeated in Northamptonshire, and Mr. Griffith-Boscawen, who lost his seat in Kent, is from the Vale of Maelor, where the family have an estate. His late father, Captain Griffith-Boscawen, was well known in Denbigh- shire as one who took very active part in all county affairs. Looking Forward.—The Court of Governors of the University of Wales is evidently looking forward to some changes in the administration of education in the country in the near future. At its meeting held a few days ago, the question of appointing a working head was put aside until the scheme for a Welsh Council of Education is made known. It will be remem- bered that a scheme had been agreed upon by the Welsh Parliamentary Party, and the Board of Education in Whitehall, but that the Board cancelled it for some reason or other, presumably because of the Welsh Revolt. No doubt another scheme will be drawn out very shortly, and it is thought it may cover not elementary education alone, but secondary and higher education as well. At "present the machinery for administering Welsh Education is far from satisfactory. Three different authorities are responsible for the three branches, and those authorities are quite independent of one another. What is needed is a broad thorough scheme dealing with the whole question, creating a council which will have power to control schools and colleges of every grade, arranging the courses of studies so that there will be no overlapping on the one hand, nor gulfs on the other. And if such a council were appointed great saving of expense might be effected. Had it been appointed long ago, the saving would have been much greater. Fewer examiners, fewer directors of education, fewer clerks and officers would have been needed. But it is not too late yet to improve matters very considerably, and it is to be hoped that the members for Wales will press forward the claims of their country for administrative reforms along with its claims for legislative amendment of the Educa- tion Act.