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I PORTMADOC- ElfeGNATIOlNMrs,. Laura Evan6, Garth pottage, has tendered her resignation as assis- tant mistress at the Chapel-street School. Mrs Brans is a competent and popular te&cher and the announcement has been received with re- am by Managers, stafi, and scholars. -1 -A- PREACHING FESTIVAL. the annual Baster festival of Beddgelert Congregational Church, the preachers were tb. Revs. Owen fÐnes, Nant Ffrangcon, and J. Mostjrn, Carno. PROMOTION.—Mr. Thomaa Jones, poet- jpaster for '.he past eight years, has been iB-omoted to be poedflfcster at. Oswestry. Port- Eadoc has neyer had. a more popular post- master han Mr. Jones and he and the family Jtill carry with them "to Oswestry the good trfehes of the townspeople. Mr. Jones's de- gfcrture will be a distinct loss in circles pro- moting literary and other entertainments for eiaritablB causes, and in this respect Mrs. ones likew se will be greatly missed. She via& an excellent secretary of the Town Siwing Class formed to provide consforts for (Seal soldiers and sailors. Ebenezer Wesleyan Church will also lose two zealous* workers. Mr. Jones was an active and remarkably serviceable Jlember of Per mad oc Food Control Com- mittee. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Sig- ØIler Hugh Jonee, who fought in France from tke early stages of the war, was recently de- mobilised and 'has resumed his duties at the bank, and his sis er (Miss Gladys Jones) is a lieutenant In the Women's Royal Air Force. MEMORIAL SERVICB.—A sermon to the mtmory of Mr. D, R. Thomas was given by tlte Rev. W. 0. Evans at Ebenezer Chapel on Sunday night. WII,L.-Captain A. Hubert Goldswor'hy, MjnBrpool, formerly of Portmadoc, left net ^jrsonalty valued at £ 2,165.
PWLLHELI. A general meeting of the Craftsmen's Union yras held at Pwllheli on Saturday week. It was ■^•cirlerl tbat wages in all crafts should be Is. 3d. per hour and labourers (building trade) I t;. per hour; work Jo commence at 7-30 a.m. end to be an eight and a half hours' day on mek dars and four hours on Saturday, making a total of j|rty-s:r and a, half hours weekly. The terms iSe to he adopted o* April Ht.h and continue unchanged until December 31st, 1919. It was further agreed to start new branches at farn. Nevin, Pwllheli, and Criccieth. At tile Police Cour' on Wednesday before J. W. Jones, Esq., (chairman), Dr. S. W. Griffith, Maurice Tones, and J. Hughes Parry, Esqrs., Bavid Hughes, 4, Offa-place, was charged by Kate EliafC Tarsis-nlaee, with having assaulted her son, Morrs Elias, aged sixteen, on April th.-Defendant, who was represented bv Mr. W. Cradoc Davies, pleaded not guiltv.-ITe was Fs.—Ann Hugrhes. 4, Offa-place, wife of tWWefeTidant in the previous case, summoned Kate Elias, Tarsis-place, for assault. Mr. *radoc Davies appeared for the complainant. SPhe ^nse was adjourned for three months.—Dd. Will isms, WergloiM Newydd, Pentrenchaf, beaded guilty to being drunk at Pwllheli on tte Sth April.—Fined 5s.
TOWYN. A supper to overseas men war, given on Mon- day week by- Mr. G. F. ScoJit, Peniarth Uchaf. Lieut. Colonel J. A. Davies presided and the fallowing programme was gone through, Private J. Jarman acting as accompanist :-Ad.esa by the Rev. D. R. Pugh faicar), "The King, Army "d Navy," Lieut. Colonel J. A.. Davies; "All Regiments," Lieutenant D. W. Pugh, and ItMen with decorations and fallen heroes." A going was given by Sergeant T. E. Humphreys, i which was encored and a song, the words of ) wbic,it were composed by Mr. E. L. Rowlands, Abevdovev. Other songs were given by Gun- iter E. Jones, Sergeant E. Evans, Sergeant H. $). Mr. Pi-ot, and Mr W. 0. Ellis; recitation by Mr. Pico1, and Mr. W. 0. Ellis; in- atrumeptal duet, Corporals W. Jones and F. Rowlands; pianoforte solo, Private T. Jarman; fcjid nrmv floral dance (encored). The festivities -toded by pinging the Englisn and Welsh National Anthems, led by Sergeant T. E. j Humphreys. ( A competitive meeting under the auspices of the Workers Union waa held on Wednesday when the following awards were madePart j -sone- and quartet e, Mr. Howells and party; duet, Messrs. David Roberts and Ted Jones; jtoprano solo. Miss Evie Evans; tenor solo, Mr: David Roberts: baritone solo, Mr. Lewis; solo for those under 15, Miss Cassie Jones; solo (open to thofse who had not won previously), Mrs. Robers; recitation, Mr. Llew Owen, j Aberdovey. recitation (under 18), Mr. John "Moore: stanzi> ("Y Llafurwr"), Mr. Ellis Mor- j ris; ne<:t walking sti^k, Mr. Ellis Morris; jsgubell fedw, Mr. Edwards; shoe lift, Mr. J. If. Jonr-s; pencil sketch (open ta County School KCiolars), Hugh Jones; humorous storv, Mr. William E. Jones; lovo letter, Mr. Aneurin Williams: and essay (" Friendship"^ 1, Mrs. JTones, Tnfnnte' School, 2, Mr. Aneurin. Williams. I The adjudicators wera:-Muisictl, Alaw Pewys; i poetry. Mr. Geufronydd Jones; recitations, etc., JteBsrs. Geufronvdd Jones and W. O. Ellis; and craft., Mr. Nathaniel Hughes. Other ad- j judicntors wore Messrs. Enoch Evans, Edward Owen. Maengwrn-st^ect; T. J. Williams, W. j R. Williams, B.Sc., Mrs. Jones, and Miss Lena Udwnrd? (Infants' School). Mr. John J&rman; was p.ccompanist. i
TAL8ARNAU T'e Enster services were held at Llanfihangel. Talsarn^u, and Llandecwyn churches on Good Friday and Easter Day, with early celebration cf holy communion. Talsarnau Church was 4ecoratPd hv Mr. Bowering of Glvn Gardens, and Llanfihangel Church by Mrs. Jones- lforr>s and friends. The Easter offetincr was to tho cle?'?y. The services were conducted by the Revs. D. T. Hughes, rector, and 0. Owen, Curate. Lord Harlech is at Glyn for a few days.
» CRICCIETH. It a meeting of Jhe Library Committee, I there were present Dr. D. Living- atone Davie* (chairman), Miss Thomas, Myn1 dd Ednvfed: Messrs. Orffith Itichards. W. George, D. M. Williams, W. Henvy Williams, and the Secretary (Mr. leaac Davies). Gifts of books and magazines were reported received from Miss Carey Byans. Bryn Awelon; Miss Marie Corelli, Dr. Ð. Livir)??sJone Davies, Professor Vernon Arnold, Miss Slough Jones, Dr. E. Lloyd Owen, lf.0 H., Miss Hodge, Mr and Mrs William George. Miss Allen, Garcian Anwyl; and Mr. John Galsworthy, and the donors were thanked. I' A letter from the Library Association. West- minster, was read in reference to concerted I soeion for the removal of the present limit on I the Libvarv rate. and was referred to the jCfrban Council.
SCIENTIFIC SIGUT Tg-iliNG R. G. OWEN, F.S.M, y CERTTFTBD OPTICIAN, LLANRWST. May he consulted at Buckley's Temper- ance, Portmadoc, every Third Fridl\T in -——————— the Month Houn-ll to 8. -r- N- 90 J. THOMAS (Late J. Roberts), RTGfT STREET, Portmadoc FIRFT AND POULTRY MERCHANT, LICENSED GAME DEALER. ITI kinds of Fish in Season. Poultry always I in Stock. Tee supplied. Orders promptly attended to. a27 "«!_ -1 The Great Skin Cure. BUDDEN'S S.R. SKIN OINTMENT. TT WILL CURE Itching after one application destroys every form of Eczema heals all Wounds and Sores; acts like a charm on Bad Legs; is infallible for Piles; prevents Cuts from festering; will cure Ringworm in a few days; iemovee the most obstfaate Eruptions and Scurvy. Boxes, SkI. and Is. 3d.—Agents—For Aberystwvth, Messrs Wynne and Sons, Chem- ists, Pier street; Portmadoc, M. B. Morris; Blaenau Festiniog; J floyd Jones; Pwllheli, B. O. Griffith: Machynlleth, Mr. Arthur; pelgelley, R. and G. Williams.
To Celebrat Jeace. WHAT PURTMADUU INTENDS TO DO. A public meeting, under tue auspices of the I Urban District Council, was held It the Town Hail on Tuesday night to consider the form the local celebrations shouid take on the day peace was declared. Mr. R. M. Greaves, J.P., Wcrn, presided over a large and representative gather- ing, and was supported on the platform by the members of the newly elected Urban Council. Apologies for absence were received from Mrs. -Casson, Mr. Jonathan Davies, J.P., and Miss Clemenger. After a discussion in which the Rev. W. O. Evans, the Rev. W. Ross Hughes, the Rev. W. J. Nicholson, the Rev. W. T. Ellis, Dr. Pierce Jones, Mr. W. Morris Jones, ex-Sergeant John Jones, and Mr Llew^ Davies took part#it was resolved that a thanksgiving &ervice should be resolved that a thanksgiving ervica should be held in the morning, a fete for children in the afternoon, and a for ex-service. men and mariners in the evening. Mr. Llew Davies said the suggestion had been made that the formal presentation to mili- tary medallists, and other local men who had won decorations and distinctions, should take place at the evening meeting. A public collec- tion of 917 had already been made for such presentations. The Rev. W. T. Ellis considered that pre- sentations should be made to all the ex-service men and mariners. It frequently happened that the bravest deeds were not those performed by those who had been awarded distinctions and decorations. (Applause.), Mr. Davies said he quite agreed with Mr. Ellis's views and the proposal of Mr. Ellia was then agreed to. A discussion next took place as to wheth^ the Committee should consider the advisability of arranging for a display of fireworks and for bonfires. Mr. Llew Davies proposed that that should be considered and Mr. William Jones, 9, Snowdon-street, seconded. Dr. Pierce Jones moved an amendment that there should be neither fireworks nor bonfires. It was a waste of money. What was alright for armistice night could be dispensed with on the night of Peace Day. Mr. John Humphreys, seconding the amend- ment, agreed that it would be simply throwing money away. It would be infinitely better to apply the money to some other form of cele- bration. The Rev. W. O. Evan!i said he was also dis- inclined for fireworks, but thought a bonfire might be arranged. Mr. Davies joined in the hope that the meet- ing would not vote down 'a bonfire inasmuch as it was suggested from influential quarters that the country should be l'nked by bonfires on Peace night. He recognised, however, that the (luest;on of fuel shortage had to be considered. By a .majority, it was decided that the Com- mittee should consider the question of fire- works and a bonfire. The Rev. W. O. Evans discussing the ques- tion of ways and means, inquired whether there was any money in hand for the purpose. Was there any money in hand by the Billeting Committee? Mr. Dnv'es said there was between £ S0 and £ 100 in hand by that Committee, and the in- tention of that Committee was to reserve the money for a memorial in the form of a tablet ¡ or otherwise to those from the urban district who had fallen in the war on land, or sea. Personally, he could ncol- agree" to apply the money for anv other purpose. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Evans shared that view. The Rer. E. M. Rowlands said a cottage hos- pital was to be established as a war lteroes* memorial. Did the Billeting Committee in- tend to do something in conjunction with the Hospital Memorial Committee? Mr. Davies replied in the affirmative.. In the course of further discussion, it was stated that probably local authorities would have power to use money from the* rates for peace celebrations. Mr. -Davies considered the money for' the celebrations should be raised by voluntary sub- scriptions. Mr. E. Hughe"ton Roberts was strongly of this view. It would not be right to apply the rates to defray the cost of the celebrations. The Rev. W. O. Evans said he should like to see all the townspeople contributing their fair quota to the expense-3 of the celebrations. The Rev. W. T. Ellis agreed and though, a house-to-house canvass should be made. It was then resolved to raise funds volun- tarily by means of a house-to-house canvass throughout the district. The Rev. W. Ross Hughes discussing Mie re- presentation of the Working Committee, sug- gested that the churches and chapels and the School Managers, etc., should- be asked to nominate members to act with the Urban Dis- trict, Council as a committee, with pewer ce ndd to their numbers. 'Mr. D. O. M. Roberts said the Labour organisations, Friendly Societies, e'c., should also be invited. Eventually, on the proposition of Mr.'John Humphreys, seconded bv Mr. David Breese. it was resolved that the Urban District Council should form 'he nucleus of a committee with instructions to add representatives of the different organisations named, as well aA the Comrades of the Great War and other societies. Mr. David Breese suggested that the unsuc- cessful candidates in the recent election should also be considered, for possibly t'here might be amongst them persons who would be quite as good members of the committee as those who hod won in the poll. (Laughter and hear, hear.) The Rev. W. T.,Nicbclson suggested tha1 the Committee might also consider the possibility of getting some permanent memorial on Peace Day. For example, would it be possible to ge', bequeathed to t'he public on Peace Dav some favourite resort Ike, sav Pen-v-Banc at TrwTn- caer-ogo? The public had been presented with Paro-Y-Borth woods and if a gift on somewha* similar lines were made on Peace Day it would form a. durable Peace Day memorial. (Hear, hear.) The meeting closed with a vote ef thanks to the Chairman, proposed by Mr. William Morris Jones.
ABERDOVEY I On Wednesday, week, Congregational Band of Hope children were entertained to tea, after which an entertainment by 'he children was presided over byMr. W. D. Evans, Cambrian House. The programme consisted of choruses by the children and songs and recitations by j Myrddin Jones, Fred Lumley Jones Basil Jones, Clifford Jones, Wenna Jones, Ednyfed Williams, Gwilym Jones, Bessie Evans, Augusta May Hughes, Eirwen Richards, May Williams, Letitia Jones, Eileen Evans, Hugh James Wil- liams, Mildred Jones, Phena Lewis, Lizzie E. Griffiths, Mason Jones, and Miss A. Ellis. The poe'ical drama of "Moses Bach," by Tany- marian, was performed, the characters being t-epresented by the Misses Hannah Jones, Mary Evans, En;d Pugh, Letitia Jones, Eileen Evans, Mason Jones, and Leonard Evans. Thanks were proposed by Mr. William Jones to all who had assisted in organizing the meeting and preparing the ea and a special vote of sym- pathv with Mr. Lumley in his illness was passed. An organ rdiital was given on Wednesday week at St. Peter's Church by Mr. J. Charles McLean. F.R.C.O., Aberystwyth, assisted by Miss Janet Adie, violinist, and Miss Norton, Cemmes, who sang "0 Divine Redeemer" The Church was crowded. The col- lection was handed to Miss J. M. Rowlands, I organist, as a token of sympathy in her recent sorrow and of the esteem in which she is held for her many years of musical services. On Wednesday week at the Li brary Institute an address was given by Mr. Justice Atkin on I "The Advantages of a Literary Institute." Mr. J. M. Howell presided over a full attend- ance. The subject was only a peg for an in- structive discourse on education and literature which was hiphly. Rpy)reriated.- The vote of I thanks was proposed by Mr. E. L. Rowlands, J.P., seconded by Alderman Jones Hughes. On Monday Private Richard Breese Evans, youngest son of -Mr John Evans, Meirion House. ret'H-hed Jo France after a short leave. Private OTIJ Morris, New-street; Sergeant J. Green Williams (Border Regiment^; and Stoker John Baines, R.N., ark -boiiie for a short stay.
AN ETTTtAOFDIN \RY EASTER EGG- there are sixteen of. them in one pod, and each one produc-s a Black Beetle. Evferv single Beetle eomin((T into proper contact with Keatirps Powder DTEft—A FACT. Kenting's" Kills the lot. Sold only in Cartols, lid., 3d., 6d., and U.
Festiniog Council. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN. Festiniog Urban Council met on Wednesday week, when all members were present except- ing Mr. W. J. Rowlands, whose dauguter waa being buri -d. Trie membeis piesent were Miss Bryfner, Messrs D. Williams, Lewis Richards, D. Junes, Ben 1. Jones, Ric6ard Jones, T. J. Williams (ex- chairman), D. T. Davies, William Cadwaladr Jones, John W. Thomas, Joseph Williams, R. Lewis Jones, Thomas. Ellis, Owen Jones, Richard Roberts, Moy Jones,H. Jones (Bryf- dir), Ben E. Jones, John Jon-.s, E. T. Pritebard, Caciwaladr Roberts, J. Cadwaladr, J.P., and Mr. Edward Jones, clerk. Messrs T. J. Williams, Richard Jones, John Jones, and Ben T. Jones were voted on for the chair, and Mr. Richard Jones, Salem Cottage, was elected chairman, and Mr. John Jones, Fronheulog vice-chairman. Newly-elected members were put on tha libraries and technical instruction committees, instead of members not returned. Miss Roberts, Festiniog School, and Mr. R. E. Jones, headmaster of Tanygrisiau Mixed School, were added to the Libraries Committee, and the Rev. T. Michael Jones, curate, in place of the late Vicar. Alderman William Owen, Captain Evan Jones, and Mr. R. H. Jones were put on the Technical Instruction Com- mittee. Representative members on the School Man-, agers Committee of the Council Schools were Messrs. J. Cadwaladr, J.P., Hugh Jones, chemist; William Cadwaladr Jones, D. Wil- liams, T. J. Williams, and J. J. Williams. Members of the Governing Body of the County. School were Mrs. Dr. Jones, Isallt; Messrs. R. Walker Davies, B.A., Ben T. Jones, and J. Cadwaladr. Mr. H. Jon-s (Bryfdir), v.aa elected chair- man of Gas and Water Committee, and Mr Moy Jones, vice-chairman; Mr. Joseph Williams, chairman of the Health and Roads Com- mittee, and Mr. J. W. Thomas, vice chairman; Mr. Ben T. Jones, chairman of the Finance Committee, and Mr. Thomas Ellis, vice-chair- man. The Chairman congratulated the ten new members on their election, remarking that the Council had a great work in front of them in reconstruction, but they would face it bravely and overcome all obstacies.-A vote of .sym- pathy was passed with Mr. W. J. Rowlands in the death of his daughter.
Dovey Estuary Barrage. WOULD DESTROY ABERDOVEY AS HEALTH RESoltf. _» SCHEME ABANDONED. An# project of draining the estuary of tha River Dovey, and indirectly providing improved road and rail communication be ween South Wales and North Cardigan Bay Coast, by means of construe ing a barrage to shut out tidal waters from the larger part of the estuary haa been abandoned. I The chief Engineer to the Board of Agri- culture and Fisheries states in a report the schemes that the present, tidal flow through the comparatively narrow channel opposite Aberdovey was not sufficient to keep the channel fully open, and none bu, very shallow draught boats could now come over the bar to use Aberdovey harbour. If the channel was de- prived of the large volume of tidal water that entered and lefr, the estuary bsusin twice a day further silting was sure to take place, and the bar would widen and creep inwards. The nor- mal flow of the rivers would not provide suffi- cient volume for scour in such a channel. Th* proposed site for the barrage had been placed on a most uneconomical line to avoid shutting Aberdovey off from the sea, but unless a single and possibly.a double draining bank about two miles long were constructed from the barrage to L. of O.B. (Low Water et Ordinary Tide), IV was probable that Aberdovey would | soon be completely shut off by sand, and also that the outlet level for the river water would I rise to abou', half tide level or even higher. The natural site for barrage was at the narrow mouth of the estuary, west of Aberdovey. At tna. point the width below H.W. of O.T. (High Water of Ordinary Tide) was about one-third I' of that on the proposed line, while the length of the training banks for the channel was halved, and as Aberdovey would be practically destroyed as a watering place by a barrage on I either site, it would be well -to consider this line as well as the other if further inquiry was ¡ to be made. I From the rough calculations he had made he should be surprised if the estimate for a bar- rage placed on the most economical lifae, wide enough on top for a double line of rails and a main road with sluices, training walls, etc., worked out at less than £ 700,000. In view of that report, the Director of Land Reclamation is of opinion that he would not be justified in proceeding further in the" matter.
^TRAWSFYNYDD: Discharged sailors and soldiers were enter- tained to a social on the 17th April by the ladies of the district. After partaking of a substantial meat .ea, a miscellaneous concert was held, under the presidency of Mr. J. R. Jones, Llys Addysg. The ladies were thanked on the proposition of Mr. R. Vaughan Roberts, seconded by Mr. Morris Davies. | P.C. Evan Davies has been removed to Fes- tiniog, his place being filled by P.C. Williams j of Tanygrisiau. The annual preaching festival of the Wes- leyan Chapel was held on Easter Sunday and Monday, the preachers being the Revs. — Thomas, Llanfaircareinion, and Richard Jones, j B.A., Bangor.. The monthly mart was held on Easter Mon- day, but business was not brisk. A Parish Council meeting was held on the 17.,b April when the newly elected members were sworn In.
BLAENAU FESTINIOC. j The funeral of Miss Nell Rowlands, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Rowlands, Derlwyn, took place on Wednesday week at Beithesda Cemetery. The services were con- ducted by the Rev. Thomas Hughes, B.A., an€ i the Rev. D. P. Roberts, B.A., B.D, The at- j tendance included the Revs. J. Parry Jones, "Llanbedrog (cousin); H. Morloy Jones, and J. D. Davies, Blaenau Festiniog; Dr. R. D. Evans, J.P., Messrs G. G. Davies, Glanypwll Villa; E. Festin Jones, R. H. Jones (Dolawel); W. R. Evans, and Edw,ard Jones, solicitors. The mourners were Messrs W. J. Rowlands (father), Bob Rowlands (brother), R. M. Williams, Cric- cie h; Hugh Williams, Nantmor; R. 0. Morris, Rhiw; John Rowlands, and Rowland Rowlands (uncles); Ted Morgan, Criccieth; D. J. Wil- liams, Portmadoc (cousins). "O Fryniau Caer- salem" was sung al< the graveside, the late 'j Miss Nell Rrtwlands had a larire circle of friends who will greatly miss her pleasant smile uid genial presence. Much sympathy is felt with ,he family. I
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I Soldier Accused of Bigamy [ • WIFE RESIDENT AT BALA. At a special Police Court, at Bala on Wed- nesday, April 16tli, before J. W. Roberts, Esq., [chairman; Major R. T. Anwyl Passingham, Captain Ivor VVynne Williams, and John Wil- liams, Esq., Edward William Morrist was charged with bigamously marrying Franc-cs Alice Jones at the Registry Office, Coventry, I on the 15th October, 1918, his lawful wife, Winifred Morris, being tlien aliv& and residing at Bala. Mr. R. Guthrie Jones, Dolgelley, I appeared for the prosecution. J. P. Jones, Bala, registrar, identified accused and said he was present at his marriage on October 17th, 1908, at Bala. Prisoner's wife was still alive and there were four children of the marriage. Frances Alice Jonfes, 59, Widemarsh-street, Herefordr said she became acquainted with; prisoner at the end of August, 1917. He was then in the army. He stopped with her parents at Hereford. She married him at Coventry on October 15th, 1918. He always posed as a single man. On February 3rd. 1919, eh. gave birth to a child, of which prisoner was the father. At this juntture witness fainted and was for a considerable time before coming round. Minnie Jubilee Jones, 58, Widemarsh-street, Hereford, sister of Frances Alice Jones, said she was present at the registrar's office when her sister married Edward William Morris. Superintendent D. T. Morgans, Bala, -said ho arrested accused at Bala on April 10th on a warrant for bigamy. Morris replied "I have done it." f Morris was committed for trial at the Assieos. Bail was granted. I
M0RFA BYCTTAN. j On Wednesday week a competitive meeting was held at Siloam, Rev. W. ROBS Hughes presiding, and the Rev. G. Parry conducting. Mr. Richard Rowlands, Penmorfa, was musical adjudicator. The following were the awards:— II Rectitation, "Spectoi Taid," 1, Glyn Williams; 2, Begw Jones. Song, Y Milwr Bach," D. Morris Jones. Dialogue, 1, Mary Owen's party; 2, Winnie Owen's party. Story, 1, Glyn Wil- liams. Recitation, Miss Lily M. Williams, I Portmadoc, and Thomas Jones, Morfa Bychan (equal). Reading at sight: 1, Humphrey Hum- phreys. Children's choir, Calon Lan," con- ductor, Mr. Robert Ellis. Song, Miss Dilys ) Williams, Portmadec. Adult choir: 1, Choir conducted by Mr. Griffith Williams. Recita- tions, songs, and duets were also given, as j well as a violin duet by Miss Humphreys and Mr. H. Humphreys.
CORRLS. Boreu Jau, yn ei breswylfod yn Idris-strcet, ar ol pump mis o gystudd bu farw Mr. Owen Owens, eillydd, yn 55 mlwydd oed. Gedy weddw,, pedair merch, ac UB mab. Yr oedd yn I aelod yn Eglwys Rehoboth (M.C.) Nos Iau a dydd Gwener y Groglith, yn Shiloh (W.), cynhaliwd yr wyl bregethu flynyddol, j pryd y gwasanaethwyd gan y Parch J. Roger Jones, Lerpwl Hefyd yn Methesda (A.), Aberllefenni, gwasanaethwyd gan y Parchedig- ion Parri Huv%s, Dolgellau, a S, Roberts, L!an- j brynmair Boreu Sadwrn, yng Nghapel Rehoboth .(M.C.), gan y Parch, J. E. Hughes (M.C.), priodwyd Miss Jane Ellin Lewis, merch ieuangaf Mr. a Mrs. David tewis, Tanyfron, a Mr. Gwilym, Arthur Taliesin, mab ieuangaf Mrs. Jane Arthur, Dolvbont, Corris (gynt). -n_
1 WELSH AUTONOMY. Sir,—I was sorry (though hardly surprised) to see that Cardiff's appeal for support in the demand for Welsh autonomy in health matters ¡ met with scam, sympathy at the hafids of the Aberystwyth Town Council. I make, no claim for Cardiff as a centre of púre and und-etilcd national sentiment; but surely when she does attempt a move along tit. right lines it is only justice and only common sense on the part of the other towns of Wales to join forces with I her. But there is something greater even than a Ministry of Health at stake here. We must t get rid of these petty jealousies and spites j which have too long played ir,p.o the hands of the enemy. The quarrels of the princes at Wales in mediaeval times lost, or largely helped to lose, her freedom for her. Are the jealousies* of her communities to be allowed to prevent her re-gaining it in the twentieth century? « these loaal pueii.u es and learn to wort together for Wales alone. In conclusion, to Welsh preachers in search of a text for their next Sunday's sermon may I suggest the 13th and 14th verses of the 11th chapter of Isaiah ? The lesson is' badly needed; for, as things are at present, the children of the east are busiy spoiling us and will continue to do so.—I am, "A Welshman First." COTTAGE HOSPITAL FOR TOWYN AND ABERDOVEY DISTRICTS. Sir.Dr. J. A. Davies, now Lieut.-Colonel Davies, R.A.M.C. is again amongst us. We wcloome him for several reasons. No one did more for the Territorial Force before and after the war than he did. He was a universal favourite with all the boys; he made himself one of them. Whether it was in bringing them into the cosy atmosphere of the Armoury fires and reading rooms from the cold street or in giving them sound manly advice as to their future, he was always studying I their individual interest. His record in battles innumerous is a bril- liant one. We further welcome h<m because he will release his partner (Dr. Rowlands) who has done ten years work in four and a half years in order to spare his junior partner for his country. We do not fear contradiction by saying that Dr. Rowlands is the greatest bene- factor of Towyn and district that ever lived; he is trusted by everybody and doubted by nobody. One of Dr. Davies's first actions on arriving back from his eventful career on the battle- field was to appeal to the War Memorial Com- mittee to consider the securing of a oottage hospital as a war memorial. He put his case so well before the Committee that although the Committee had decided previously on building an institute the majority declared in favour of Dr. Davies's proposition. We know,- Dr. Rowlands (one of the finest surgeons in Wkles) has plended in vain for about forty'years for a hospital. At one m he came forward with a thousand pound subscription in sight and offered him for establishing a hospital; but, like Towyn, the bogey of maintenance was preached with such effect that the opportunity was lost. His skill as surgeon was also lost to a large district, for he was not provided with even a galvanised shed to- carry out, Ms opera- tions. Numerous patients have during thirty or forty years been sent in jolting cars and trains far from home and kindred to be oper- ated upon. So much for the past. I Now we tmv, another attempt. Will those who took active steps to defeat that object have grown wiser in the meantime, or are they still on the destructive path? All we know is ffiat if they- try to draw th red herring, or one of another breed, over the track this time, as thev did last timp,, 'there will be short shriff for them and their satellites.- Humani- tarianism is fortunately_more alive to-day and will reciuire»some better argument than be- were of the ratps to foil its obieets. Dr. Rowlands, by ..his forty years hard work, has mare for the town and for rich and poor alike, tnan those who stopped to obstruct his project. Their cry was Rates, rates." I say R"ts, rats." The obstructionists may have successors; but ¡ I shall be greatly mistaken if the Doctor's lotw- unbroken record of success and attention to the needs of the poor and old of the district will not rally round him—supporters who will put such antedehivian objections out of court. I w know ort" thing. They will find in Dr. Davies one who will not go one inch out of his path, He has a good ease and will eventually succeed. This matter is so urgent that it is'hoped im- mediate steps will be taken to canvass the dis- trict. Unlike the institute scheme, subscrip- tions can b. drawn not only from Towvn. but from Aberdovev. Abergynolwyn, Bryncrtig, j Lla"PwnTi, Ts'vllyn, Llanfihangel, Rhoslefnin. i and Llwyngwril. The family of the good peope who made the handsome offer re- | ferred to are still with us. We have in addition j wealthy landowners, our eounty I M.P., al Iwell known for their charitable dis- position. Tt world be? an insult to their fair I to say nothing of the mass of the people, to say that we cannot maintain a cottage hospital in an area of nearly 100 square miles dotted over with forty churches and chapels. God speed the doctor, T say. Let Mm proceed fearlessly with his noble project, and generations to come will bless his action.— Yours ett., An Old Ttewynite.
| Rural Housing. ADVIC9 TO LOCAL COMMITTEES The Welsh Hous:ng Associa ion has published a ir.enioranmim to furnish housing committees of local authorities with inrorma ion upon the essential features to be included in rural hous- ing schemes in order to aid hem in. initiating and carrying out the same. By providing pjans and elevations of suitable designs, it is desired to assist local authorises in the Choice of the same, so 'hat the require- ments of Welsh rural housing conditions may be met, and the special features of the architecture of Wales may be carefully preserved and the beauty of is rural districts in no way dis- figured.. First consideration is given to the choice of site.' Clayey sites are condemned and the height above sea level, not only actual, but re- lative to the surrounding land, is stated to be one of the most important primary factors in a good site. It is also necessary that the whole site is sunny: northern slopes of hills and gloomy t valleys should be avoided. The co -tapes should be set back at least twenty feet from the* road to building line on all roads, the space so left being thrown into fiont gardens. The io,ai Government Board, states the memorandum, has advised -hot housing authori- ties should consult local women as to what -kind of houses should be built and what kind of lay-out is wanted to enable the heusirig committee meet the desires of the working class in the neighbourhood. It is highly de- sirable, therefore, when any cottage p!ans are submitted, to invite at leas- two women (one being the wife of an agricultural or other worker, who has studied the question and can express herself clearly upon i 1 to confer with the committee upon the working part of the cottage, and the position of cupboards, shelves, and other fixtures. It is recommended in rural areas that what is commonly known as the" wide-fronted" cottage should ha used in every case. These < plan- generally permit of a through-lij-living room, which has the great advantage of re- ceiving direct sunlight whichever way the front of the cottage faces, and allows a mother while at work to keep an eye Or the children playing at the back. The "narrow* fronted" cot age, in which the scullery, etc., is placed behind the living room, may have advantages in urban areas, where every vard of road frontage has to be studied, and where a south aspect can be obtained; but 'here is no I reason for its use in rural areas, "ere single cottages or groups will either tace on existing ,i roads or, if requiring new roads ae approaches, will have the lat er so lightly constructed as I to be no more expensive than Bide roads in country places. i
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