MR. EDGAR JONES, M.P., AT ABERAMAN. Sir,—After reading the address of lr. Edgar Jones, M.P., in Saron Chapel on current politics, defending the present Government, and also Mr. Artemus Jones in the same place, 1 have come to the conclusion that it was a very weak defence indeed. From my point of view they made a very good case for sending more Labour Members to Parliament. Mr. Edgar Jones said that the last session was the most re- markable in its history, because it was the year one for the Liberal Party. "The Liberal Party had not been in power before, although they had been in office." Now that is very puzzling to me. I-heard Liberal members years ago claiming honour for what the Liber- al Party had done. How can Mr. Ed- gar Jones say that "the Liberal Party had no chance to do anything until thev upset the House of Lords." How did the Liberal Party pass such measures as Old Age Pensions, Compensation, etc., years ago? Mr. Edgar Jones says, "If they are going to judge the record of the' Liberals let them start with last year." What an argument, to be SUIü Mr. Jones mentioned Home Rule and Disestablishment which the Government passed in the Year One. Although we as working men are in favour of Home Rule and Disestablishment, we consider Old Age Pension and Compensation far. more necessary than the above. There are some good points in the Insurance Act no doubt, and there are also de- fects. To-day, as an instance, I heard an old lady complaining about her daughter being out of work. Her father has been ill for many years, and they were depending to a great extent on the daughter's earnings. Before the Insurance Act was passed she was out charing every day, but now people are dispensing with her services. There are many, no doubt, in the same posi- tion, and there are many other defects in the Act. Mr. Jones said There I were 10,000,000 workers outside the Unions who could not afford to pay to- I wards getting better conditions." That is certainly a point we as working men ought to consider. It is no credit, to the Liberal or the Tory Party that so many millions are so poor. The trade of our country-was never so good as it is at present, and yet there are millions of workers too poor to pay their trade union and friendly societies. Where are all the millions that are made on the increased trade going to? The working man who produces this trade receives only a trifle. Mr. Edgar Jones contra- dicts himself. He said that "several attempts had been made in the past to put the burden of taxation on the people best able to bear it, but it had remained for Mr. Lloyd George to succeed in do- ing so by means of the super tax and the Death Duties." Then he says, "Strikes were the biggest mistakes in the world. The people who had the wealth and did not mind an occasional revolution, were not afraid because they knew they could put the screw on later." Yes, sir, we know to our sor- row that they can put the screw on. Lloyd George or not, they are sure to get their own back from the public. Land owners, coal owners, railway shareholders, etc., it is all the same, they do wring it out of the public. Mr. Jones said, "Mr. Lloyd George did not mind finding money for Dreadnoughts because he had made the people who shouted for them pay for them." My dear sir, they are still spouting for more Dreadnoughts, and that proves that they do not pay, and if they did pay, they would take jolly good care to "screw" it out of others, as he said. The Income Tax proves that they are not paying. The ten million we men- tioned above, amongst others, have got to pay it, and that is one of the reasons that they are so poor. The land ques- tion was mentioned. I must plead guilty that I am one of the "men in a hurry." The Liberal Party is not in a hurry, I am sure. Where have they been in the past? The reason is ob- vious. There are too many landowners in Parliament. That is a very good reason who we should increase the Labour Party. Instead of the Labour Party making a "mess" of it, I believe Mr. Jones has made a mess of it. As a supporter of the Labour Party, I should like if Mr. Jones would let the electors of Merthyr Boroughs know more about the "mess" the Labour Party have made. I daresay they would come to a different conclusion about the "mess." The Labour Party wanted to abolish the House of Lords. I would like to know how lr. Jones voted on the amendment of the Labour Party in favour of the abolition of the House of Lords. If the House of Lords is such a stumbling block on the path of progress Mr Jones has proved that the Labour Party was right. Ir. Artemus Jones made out a very stiong case for the Labour Par- ty. He said, "Tt was because they had such men as Mr. Lloyd George and Mr. John Burns in the Cabinet—men who had known poverty—that they were able to do what they were doing," Mr Edgar Jones said at Trecvnon that the landowners always took' the cream, while the workmen got the skimmed milk. Another point in favour of hav- ing more Labour Members. As a sup- porter of the Labour Party, I say the two Joneses have made a very poor de- fence of the Liberal Party. Yours, CYMRO
Education and Municipal Elections. BY "ALPHA." 'fiith an eye to the fact that our local Municipal Elections are drawing near, let us consider for a short while the place which education should occupy in each candidate's manifesto and in the work of our Council generally. There are the one hundred and one much discussed and important subjects .of housing, public parks, tramways, lighting, drainage, hospitals, and a. host of others, all of which are of im- mediate and far-reaching value; but embracing all these, and far and away surpassing them, is the most vital ques- tion of all, that of education, the care and training of the future citizens of our town. In fact, it could be said in all truth that the status, mentally and morally, of our future township lies Tn the hands of those who control and manage the educational system of our town to-day. I am very much afraid that this question does not receive the care and prominence which should he given it at election times, and for this reason: In educational matters, and more es- pecially still in looking for results, one has to deal not with bricks and mortar, metals and pipes, or even physical dis- ease and health, but with more subtle matter still, mind development and moral culture, whose results are not immediately apparent, but have to be looked for and recognised in the next generation of citizens. We live in a material and practical age, and the great danger is to so concentrate on material gains, conveniences and com- forts that the more important gains of mind and soul, which would of them- selves put right the other side, are apt to fall into the background, to the irre- trievable loss of all concerned. Surely the citizens of a progressive town like Aberdare are generous and unselfish enough to so work to-day that the future generation may gain what they themselves have lost and been unable to enjoy. In no personal spirit, and with the greatest kindness possible, let us take a careful, kindly survey of our Educa- tion Committee as it has been composed generally for the last few years. There have been and still are, good, sound, common-sense, practical men, who have also combined with these qualities a broad, progressive, liberal outlook on educational matters; their shrewd com- mon-sense showed them that it was giv- ing to get, that the income would far exceed the expenditure; to these, teachers and all interested in education, have always given deference and re- spect, and were willing to abide by their decisions, for they knew they were do- ing what they could along right lines. But the kindliest critic, to be just, must stop there; for no thinking man or woman, who reads the reports of our education committees with knowledge of principles to guide him or her can ever respect or feel the slighest impulse of co-operation towards those whose every statement shows gross ignorance of all that is highest and best in the educa- tional world, and who, at times, even descend to vulgarity and abuse without the slightest cause. There is no need to enlarge on this unpleasant topic, for its details are too well known and ap- parent for all who care to read and see, and the great wonder is that the im- patience of the teaching profession has not long ago burst bonds in self-justifi- cation; but to meet indignity with dig- nity is perhaps the higher and more enlightened way, and must, in the long run, emerge more than conquerer. It is not a matter of opinion, but of fact, that many of our Councillors, who act on our Education Committee, are not exactly in their most fit and compe- tent sphere; at least we will hope so. Everyone understands that a Councillor is only human after all, and cannot be expected to be expert on all the matters upon which he has to vote; but I hold that a man who has an elementary knowledge of the ground principles of education, and uses them with the aid of his common sense, will also be a fit man to tackle every other municipal matter with which he has to deal; for the latter will be the logical outcome of the former. It doesn't necessarily in- volve great book learning to be a prac- tical educationist, but it does require a man of character, integrity, honour and broad outlook, who is willing to work, not that "men may see his good works" now, but that the coming men and women may be a little better for his presence and help. Let us then choose men of this stamp and calibre to repre- sent our interests in every municipal path, but especially when it comes to the controlling and organising of our schools and all they represent. How is this incapacity then to be re- moved and our authorities made cap- able? The remedy is simple. Teachers and all parents interested in the wel- fare of the town's children should re- member that they are citizens and voters, that they hold a power of potent effect, which they will use only to assist those who are sound on this dominant issue. The voters of a town make its Council, and incompetence on that body is only reflection of incompe- tence elsewhere. What is needed, then, is a mission of enlightenment to those amongst whom we live, and who startle us so often with wrong and erroneous ideas on educational work generally. A decrease in the education rate is not necessarily a cause for joy or a step in the right direction; there is spending and spending, and there is a saving which is being "Penny wise and pound foolish," as the old proverb puts it. Municipal expenditure should be wise and free from recklessness and extrava- gance, but on the other hand, it should also be free from niggardliness and false economy, or the life of the town will he impoverished and poor. "We all know that the rates are heavy, but expendi- ture upon educational lines, when wise- ly directed by knowledge and foresight, is always a safe investment, and brings in return "full measure, pressed down and running over." A town that is generous in its education expenditure is invariably a town of happy, bright, in- telligent child-life, which works like leaven through the various homes and reacts on the older members to their immense benefit in every direction. "Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves." On first appearance the education rate might appear high, but a little thought will remind us of the large number of individuals with which it deals, and, worked down to an average for each, will appear small in the extreme. Of course, one of the largest items in the educational budget is the teachers' salaries, but when one remembers how many homes depend upon this item for existence and maintenance it assumes very small proportions indeed; com- pared with the average for the individu- al collier in a colliery wage expenditure, and remembering the expense to which a teacher has been put during his years of training, the comparison is so marked that, for the credit of the town, a close scrutiny had better be avoided and a veil drawn. The proper way to gauge an education rate is to compare our town with others, and especially with those which are in the forefront as re- gards education. Aberdare, I think, is well to the rear, and is behind hand in generous dealing with its teachers' salaries, even when compared with neighbouring towns in the surround- ing valleys; hardly a fact to be proud of. These and many similar matters need explaining and demonstrating to the public in general, and this must be dono by the teaching profession and enlight- ened people generally, for then, and then only, shall we see elected a body of tven worthy and capable of undertaking in a broad and progressive spirit this greatest of all municipal questions.
BY "SPECTATOR," Association. Glamorgan League: Thursday Section. The meeting of Aberdare and Merthyr Thursdays drew the record crowd of the treason to the New Athletic Grounds last week. This was due to the close fight which these clubs are making in the league, both elevens having mortgaged three points previous to the present encounter, there- fore, the result had a great bearing upon the ultimate winners of the trophy and medals. A win for Aberdare would place them in an impregnable position at the head of the table, while a defeat meant that the locals would have to beat Tredegar in the remaining fixture and this away from home. Mr Pollock, of Pontypridd, had charge of the proceed- ings. The score of two goals to one in favour of the homesters suggests that the play was very close, but playing with the wind in the first half the locals should have placed the issue beyond doubt had the forwards exhibited a little of their usual form. Instead how- ever, they threw innumerable chances away when in the vicinity of goal by over eagerness, and it must also be remembered that the Merthyr goalie covered himself with glory by brilliant goal keeping. It was left to the second half before any goals were scored, and the first, which came the way of Aber- dare, was of rather a lucky nature. A shot from several yards out saw both backs and goalie make headlong for the ball, and in their excited efforts, to clear made a mess of matters with'the result that Dick Morgan easily found the net. No. 2 soon followed, Alec Taylor from a free kick twenty yards out beating the goalie with a terrific drive, which the custodian got his hands to, but found too hot to hold. The visitors were not daur.ted by these reverses, judging by the manner in which they set reducing the lead. A long kick down the field would have gone behind had Ivor Davies not got in the way of the ball. He was unable to clear, and feebly kicked across the goal mouth, where a Merthyr man was waiting, and he promptly beat Phillips. This was hard lines on the old Thursday captain, as up to then he had played a sound game at back. He explained afterwards that he thought he was standing in front of the posts, hence his reason for at- tempting to clear. Badham, who was the most conspicuous figure throughout, came in for marked attention, and as a consequence he received an injury which. however, did not keep him off the field more than a few minutes. Time was called, leaving the Darians winners of the game and the championship. • • • On Thursday (to-day) the Thursday champions are due at Trelewis in a knock-out cup competition. They will be at full strength with the exception of Evan Williams, who has commenced his long journey to Canada. On Saturday the Town team were away at Ton Pentre in a Southern League game. The Rhondda eleven, pre- vious to this meeting, had not won a match in this competition, and followers of the Darians looked forward confi- dently to the team bagging both points. As events turned out, however, the homesters, who had been considerably strengthened, won by a goal. 'Tis true that Goodwin was the scorer, but never- theless the Rhondda boys were full value for their victory. Henry Jeffries saved a penalty given away by Garnet Davies. By the way this is the third penalty which the auburn-haired Darian has caused to be given against his side in consecutive matches. Hard lines when he is showing such improved form. On Saturday Aberdare people will have the pleasure of seeing the Welsh International goalie (Bailiff) perform between the sticks, when Llanelly will be the visitors in a Southern League game. The locals will have to be on their best behaviour if they wish to se- cure the spoils, as the Tinplaters just now are going great guns. w w On Friday evening, April 4th, Mr Rowe, of the Aberdare Empire, will de- vote the proceeds of both houses to- wards the Town Club, who are not having the best of luck regarding their gate receipts. This is not the first time he has proved a friend in need, and it only remains now for lovers of football in Aberdare to make the benefit a huge success.
BY "MUDDIED OAF." ASSOCIATION. Welsh League, Division II., Aberdare Reserves v. Troedyrhiw.—This match took place on Saturday last. The Re- serves were: Goal, Jack Phillips; back, Dan Jones; halves, Walter Jenkins, Jack Griffiths, and Bernie Lewis; forwards, George Davies, Edwin Snow, Ivor Ed- wards, and T. J. Evans. Troedyrhiw in- cluded Billy Bowen, of Abernant, in goal. The visitors did some fine bouts of passing, and Nash nearly opened the score with a hard shot, which grazed the cross bar. The Darians, however, replied well, and also greatly taxed the Trodder defence, yet no score was registered up to half-time. After the change of ends the visitors opened the score, and the Darians retaliated through George Davies from a penalty kick. The visitors managed to negoti- ate another goal, and emerged the win- ners by the score of two goals to one. Mr A. E. Kimpton, vice-chairman of the Welsh league, secretary of the Aber- dare Thursdays, and organiser of the Church Cricket Club, is leaving Aber- dare for Leicester, where he has accept- ed an important position. The sport- ing missioner" has greatly endeared himself to all lovers of sport in the district, and he will be greatly missed. I wish him every success in his future sphere. Welsh League, Division IV., Aber- nant v. Treharris United.—This match took place at the Treharris Club's En- closure on Saturday. Treharris United had their ground record to uphold. The Abernant team were: Goal, Jack Evans; backs, Lewis N. James, and D. J. Jen- kins halves, Charlie Williams, D. .James Jones, and D. John James; for- wards, Idris Phillips, Tom Davies, Tom Evans, Aaron Stiley, and Pegler. No score was registered up till the interval. Four minutes from the end Aaron Stilev defeated the Treharris goalie, and thus gave Abernant the victory. Abernant have thus broken up ^Tre- harris' cherished ground record. Final score: Abernant, 1 goal; Treharris United, nil. Abernant have now ob- tained the Evening Express award of merit. it Two local clubs are the leaders of the second and fourth divisions re- spectively of the Welsh League, viz., Aberaman Athletic and Abernant. The former club is still in its infancy, whilst Abernant have been the leaders of their League for several seasons running. • • The following are the positions of the teams in the Welsh League (Division II.): — P. W. L. D. F. A. P's. Aberaman AthFtic 13 8 0 5 30 14 21 Gilfach 15 8 4 :J 33 22 19 Troedyrhiw 10 7 1 2 34 7 16 Pontypridd Res. 14 ti 4 4 24 14 16 Bargoed 13 5 5 3 17 15 13 Ton Pentre Res. 11 5 3 3 23 21 13 Ystrad Mynach 13 5 5 3 22 27 13 berdtr(, Reserves 13 5 6 2 20 24 12 Nelson 14 4 8 1 23 26 9 Abertillery 16' 4 5 2 15 24 10 Rhymnev 10 3 5 2 13 16 8 Caerphilly 13 3 8 2 12 25 8 Penrhiw. Guild 15 1 10 4 4 37 6 < DIVISION IV. P. W. L. D. F. A. P's. Abernant 15 12 2 1 60 12 25 Robert-stown 13 9 1 3 49 11 21 Treharris United 11 9 1 1 29 9 19 Treharris Juniors 11 8 1 2 44 9 18 Abel"man ThistPs 12 6 4 2 29 16 14 P'lirhivv. Crus'd'rs 13 5 5 3 31 22 13 Cwmbach 14 4 7 3 19 30 11 Ponty. Y.M.C.A. 15 3 8 4 20 33 10 Dowlais Reserves 14 3 8 3 17 35 9 Pontv. C'rinthi'ns 14 2 9 3 14 54 7 Merthyr V. Stars 13 2 9 2 16 57 6 Cwmaman 10 2 7 1 3 32 5 Glyn Neath v. Gowerton. -This match took place at the Glyn Neath Enclosure on Saturday last. Gowerton opened the game against the wind, and the home- sters immediately returned the ball to half-way. The visiting forwards heeled well, and enabled their backs to make several splendid bursts. Dai Williams, the home left wing, failed to field the ball, and by a good bit of opportunism Evans gained possession and scored an unconverted try for Gowerton. Gower- ton led at half-time by three points to nil. After the change of ends Glyn Neath scored a try which was improved upon by one of the home backs. Final score: Glyn Neath, one converted try (5 points); Gowerton, one try (3 points). or • The Glyn Neath players and sup- porters were delighted with the in- clusion of T. C. Lloyd in the Welsh In- ternational team against France. Lloyd is an old Glyn Neath player, and his brother Morgan is still a member of the Glyn Neath forward department. The Old *Firm" (Mountain Ash) have not of late shown up very brightly in the Rugby football firmament, and interest in the code in the Mount has been steadily going down. On Saturday, however, the visit of the All Whites, the Welsh champions, to the Duffryn Grounds gave the game a welcome fillip. There was a large crowd present, and the fare provided was in every way pleasing. The Old Firm" showed that they could still manage to give those teams in the fore-front a good game, and there were times on Saturday when with a little more luck the Mount would have won. As it was, however, they had to go under to the tune of eleven points to three. This does not gauge the merits of the sides exactly, for during most part of the game the home lot were well up to their opponents, and the opinion of the Swansea men wis that the Old Firm had given them a veiy good gam indeed. The htar artiste on the Swansea sida was undoubtedly Jack Bancroft. His wonderful kicking hampered our forwards, and often turned an advantage gamed by the home men into a loss. Once, however, he made a palpable mistake, and it was when he was clean beaten by Ivor Bevan, who scored the try for Mountain Ash. This same Ivor Bevan was the best man on his side. He was not, however, sup- ported as he should have been, and was not, therefore, able to accomplish a great deal. Lodwig, at inside-half for the Mount, had f. very nippy opponent in Jerram, and he watched him well- sometimes too well. He got offside on occiasion. The Mountain Ash for- wards were out-weighted, but they put ujp a sturdy fight and had their fair share of the ball, especially in the first half. Perrymap, Stegman, and Jarman were the most prominent, whilst on the Swansea side D. J. Thomas, George Evans, and Edgar Morgan were the best. It was a nice sporting game, and it is hoped that it will help to lift the droop- ing spirits of Rugby in the valley. « • • At the monthly meeting of the Union of Welsh Junior Leagues held at Cardiff on Saturday evening, J. Sage, of the Mount Harlequins, was suspended for six weeks for a breach of the rules. Senghenydd and Tail's Well were each given seven days to arrange fixtures with the Mountain Ash Juniors, and to pay all expenses incurred through their failure to field, otherwise suspension follows. A complaint was received from the referee of the Mountain Ash Harle- quins v. Rhydfelin match concerning the conduct of the 'Quins reserve team. The committee decided to suspend the 'Quins' Reserves for three weeks, and the players reported, viz., Messrs Hill and Hart, until the end of the season, and W. Evans until the end of October. 0 Great disappointment is felt in the Mountain Ash district over the action of the Mountain Ash premiers in pre- venting the Mount Harlequins from playing on their ground. The Ponty- clun club arrived to playa league match, but no game was possible, and the question is, therefore, asked, Who are going to pay Pontyclun's expenses?" At all events notice could have been given to the 'Quins earlier, and thus save the expense of Pontyclun and the referee journeying to Mountain Ash. The locals maintain that the premiers by their action are evidently bent upon killing the junior clubs and Rugby in general in this district. Anyhow, the outcry is great. This is a great pity seeing that the 'Quins at present head the league table. BY "ONLOOKER." Treharris United Reserves were the visitors at Maeeyffynon Grounds on St. David's Day to play a 5th Division League match with the Aberaman Al- bions. The Albions were: Goal, Ike Williams; backs, F. Morgans and D. Evans; halves, S. Thomas, W. Morgans, and S. Hicks; forwards, J. Male, F. Samuels, Gunner, P. Clement, and D. Evans. Referee, W. J. Humphreys, Cwmbach. The game was a clean and hard fought one. The homesters broke away, and put the ball over to the left wing, who placed into the corner when he had only the goalkeeper to beat. A few corner kicks came to the Albions, but were of no use. At half-time there was no score. After the change of ends the United scored twice through their centre-forward, and the Albions scored through Male. Final score: Tre- harris, 2; Albicns, 1. « • The Albions have March 15th and 29th vacant. Any team wishing to ar- range fixtures should apply to Mr B. Kent, 3, Gamblvn Place, Aberaman. The Aberaman Corinthians enter- tained the Aberdare Thursday Juniors on Thursday afternoon last at Michael's Field. The visitors were a heavy team. The match resulted in a draw of two goals each, T. J. Jones and Smith scor- ing for tohe Corinthians. The following were the home team:—Goal. W. J. Jen- kins; backs, J. Allen and W. Lewis Davies; half-backs, R. Donavan, Geo. Smith (captain), and E. Jones; forwards, Wilkins. Eddie Morgan, T. J. Griffiths, Geo. Kemmery, and T. J. Jones. Mr J. Butler, Abernant, refereed. • • At Michael's Field on Saturday last a match was played between Mountain Ash United and Aberaman Corinthians. The home team lined out as follows:- Goal, J. Williams; backs, C. Evans, J. Allen; half-backs, Cowles, Geo. Smith (captain), J. Clarke; forwards, W. J. Wilkins, Eddie Morgan, T. J. Griffiths, W. Thomas, Tom Jones. A break- away by Mount enabled Beavan to score, but eventually Wilkins brought the score even. The homesters ran out easy winners by four goals to one. Eddie Morgan, Clarke, arul T. J. Griffiths scored for them. ♦ » The Aberaman Athletic Club were disappointed on Saturday last when Abertillery were due to fulfil a Welsh League fixture A wire stating that they could not rise a team was received too late to arrange another fixture. « • • The Athletic eleven will journey to Troedyrhiw to-day (Thursday) with their unbeaten certificate in search of Welsh League points. Both clulis have shown rare form this season, Troedyrhiw having defeated Aberdare and Colwyn Bay in the' Welsh Senior Cup, and lost to Chester away by the 'only goal scored. The result of this match will have a great bearing on the League Championship.
SMOKING AT CWMBACH HALL. Sir,—I should like to draw the atten- tion of the Cwmbach Hall Committee to the smoking that is carried on there at each meeting or concert. In certain places of entertainment smoking is strictly prohibited, why not at Cwm- bach ,J Cannot our menfolk, and espec- ially members of our hall committee suppress their feeling for the smoking habit in the midst of a gathering like the one last Friday night, when there were so many women and children pres- ent? Trusting this will have good effect.—I am, UN O R CWM.
CWMAMAN SICK FUND. nDar ;Si1'^1 am, glad that you have allowed tho'search-light to be thrown on the above society. It is about time that some of us Aberdare men who tra- vel by the workmen's train should do something about all the monev that is being kept back at the colliery office. it the chief clerk gets o per cent, or Is. in the £ back on all these stop- pages, he gets good innings. Why did the members of the Sick Fund living at Cwmaman not go in and dissolve it, the same time as Bwllfa did? But better late than never. It is time to stop all these stoppages. It is always ? or 6 shillings a week stoppages. There is no sense in it. Let us have a clean docket, and pay what we like. Again, is it not about time that this Library Fund was looked into? We from Aberdare are paying for the bene- fit of the people of Cwmaman. There seems to be a good many getting a pick- ing out of it at that Hall and Library everyone trying to get his friends on the committee or staff to share the plums, I presume. And where is the Miners' Federation, as "Straight Dealing" ask- ed last week. Do some of them get some of these plums? Let them recti- fy some of these abuses, and they will not want to fight non-unionists. The poor workman may prefer his Federa- tion then, and not till then, as at pres- ent they are in the same game of ex- ploiting him as the others.- Yours, CLEAN SHEET.
THE MINERS' FEDERATION AND THE DOCTORS' QUESTION. Dear Sir,—Let me through the med- ium of your paper thank "Straight Dealing" for his valuable letter in last week's paper. I, too, should like to know what is our Federation doing in this matter. If the Medical Com- mittee of the Aberdare District is going to play with the matter for another month the Doctors will have had a grip which will be hard to get from. What is our agent doing? Has he joined hands with Mr. John Burns and others in a conspiracy of silence on this ques- tion? Everybody knows that the Doc- tors only signed for three months with the Health Insurance Commissioners for South Wales. Consequently after this month they will sign for longer periods. And the committee must not forget that the Doctors ar6- gathering ths red cards in all the time, and there- by strengthening their hands. So it is time for this committee to wa ke up. Could we not have their names, and by whom appointed, and see if we could make a move somewhere? Have they no scheme to submit to the workmen, as they know that the Doctors will not move from this tyranny of 2d. in the £ if they can get us to submit. As a first move I should advise all single in- sured persons to stop poundage pay- ment for the doctors at once, as the medical committee had no right to de- duct their money. They were not authorised by single men' to do so. Now, boys, take the hint, and see what we can do. It would relieve the situ- ation if our agent broke his silence on this question and gave us a lead. AYe should get our doctors free for all time from the colliery offices, as favours in one case may mean complications in compensation cases,-Yours, T.D.
CWMAMAN SICK FUND. Sir,- Will you allow me a little space to give a word of advice to the person that signed himself "A Member" in your last week's issue. Let him in future take more care in making state- ments and not show himself so ignor- ant. Does he not know that 5 per cent, is the rate at which all money is de- ducted in every office in South Widest Does he want our present cashier to he a cad, and do it for less, thereby under- working his fellow cashiers, and break a custom that has been established long before his appointment? Does lie not know that the success of our fund de- pends to a certain extent upon our head clerk? He sees that all deduc- tions are made, and that all new work- men have an opportunity to join, there- swelling the capital of our fund. He goes on to say about paying in a regis- tered office or some other place, and therefore save the -660. That state- ment shows how much interest he has taken in sick and benefit societies. T maintain that to take our fund out of the office would reduce the member^nip immensely, and the £ 60 which troubles him would not be saved. We only lay now at the rate of Is. per member per year, the same as all other lodges and we would not save anything. If our cashier would not get it the secretary would. 1:109 Is. corresponds with the membership of last year; at the said p I rate why should we interfere? Your correspondent goes on further, and says when members lose interest in a benefit society it should be dissolved. If every one was so heedless as he is we would not have a fund in existence, to be governed by a clique or otherwise. He was not at our last yearly meeting, so I invite him to attend our fund meetings and not rush into press and make big bunders.—Yours, ANOTHER MEMBER,
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