Nodion a Newyddion. Mr. Clifford Cory ydyw yr Aelod Seneddol dros St. Ives yn Nghernyw. Un o'r teulu adnabyddus o Gaerdydd sydd yn onwog am eu rhyddfrydigrwydd a'u Rhyddfrydiaeth ydyw Syr Clifford. Modd bynnag y mae Radicaliaid Cernyw wedi rhoi awgrym iddo nad yw yn ddigon iach yn y ffydd Ryddfrydol, a bod yn rhaid iddo drefnu ei dy erbyn yr etholiad nesaf. Mor anhawdd ydyw i'r rhai sydd a golud ganddynt fod yn wleidyddol gadwedig! Symudir yn awr tuag at godi cof- golofn i'r Parch. Stephen Hughes, "Apostol Caerfyrddin." Yr oedd efe y.i un o'r gweinidogion mwyaf blaen- llaw yn nhroad allan 1662. Os mai yn nhref Caerfyrddin y gosodir y golofn goffa bydd yn dipyn o amrywiaeth i'r hen dref, gan mai cofgolofnau i ryfel- wyr yw prif nodwedd y lie yn bresenol. Megys mai Mr. W. T. Stead ydoedd efallai y mwyaf enwog o ebyrth y Titanic, felly Mr Lawrence Irving yd- oedd y mwyaf adnabyddus o golledig- ion yr Empress of Ireland. Mab yd- oedd i'r diweddar Henry Irving, ac fel ei dad yr oedd yn hynod o boblogaidd a chymeradwy fel actiwr. Ar hyn o bryd gwneir cronfa fawr o ddwfr yn rhan uchaf Cwm Taf cyd- rhwng Cefncoed y Cymmer a Thorpan- tau. Diau fod pawb sydd wedi teith- io o Ferthvr i Dalyllyn ar Re) Iffordd y Brecon and Merthyr yn ddiweddar wedi sylwi ar y parotoadau i wneyd Cwm- taf yn llyn i ddisychedu pobl Caerdydd. Teithia y tren dros y tir hwn yn ddigon araf i rai gael golwg dda ar yr hyn svdd/ tuallan. Gwneir ymaith a llawer o hen ffermydd yn y cwm ac amryw fwthynod. Hefyd symudir Capel hen- afol Bethel, addoldy y Bedyddwyr, lie y bu y tadau yn teimlo yr hen bwerau nerthol yn amser y diwygiadau fuont yn siglo ein gwlad, cyn dechreu ei gwneyd yn ffynhonau dyfroedd i ddi- wallu estroniaid. Ychwaith ni cha esgyrn y meirw huno mewn hedd yn Nghwmtaf. Yn y fynwent henafol yn y lie rhoed llawer un i orwedd mewn tawel hun hyd foreu mawr y codi, fel y tybid ar y pryd. Yn awr symudir gweddillion y marw yn ogystal a theml v byw i fan o ddiogelwch rhag y Hit. Digwyddodd peth cyffelyb yn Maldwyn flynyddau yn oi pan aed atti i wneyd cronfa i ddiodi pobl Lerpwl. Penderfynwyd boddi pentref Llanwddyn, a gwneyd y dyffryn yn llyn. Cludwyd gweddillion y meirw i fynwent newydd. Ar un o'r beddfeini yr oedd yr argraff, "I must lie here till Christ appears." Wrth ddodi y pridd i'r pridd ychydig fedd- yliai neb y buasid yn rhaid ei symud i bridd arall i aros adgyfodiad. Gresyn meddwl fod cymaint o hen wlad ein tadau o dan ddwfr i gyllenwi angen pobl Lloegr. Heblaw dyffryn y Fyrnwy, lie gynt yr oedd pentref byw- iog Llanwddyn, wele ddyffryn Elan yn agos i Raiadr Gwy wedi ei wneyd yn nifer o lestri mawr, fel pe tae, i gadw yr 'elfen deneu ysblenydd' i dori syched pobl Birmingham. Unwaith yr oedd hwn yn ddyffryn rhamantus a phryd- ferth iawn, er nad oedd yma lawer o boblogaeth. Yma y bu Shelley, y bardd gwyllt, yn trigo am dymor-gwr nad oedd yn ofni Duw, ond ydoedd, chwareu teg iddo, yn caru ei gyd-ddyn. Mab rhamant oedd Shelley, ac yr oedd arddunedd dyffryn Elan yn cytuno a'l natur i'r dim. Heddyw yr unig gofnod o fywyd gwledig glan y Fyrnwy ac o geinder natur yn nyffryn Elan ydyw lleni mawr llynau mirain," megys y Mor Marw yn goffa o ddinasoedd y gwastad«dd. Pa faint yn rhagor o wlad y bryniau a raid ei rhoddi dan ddwfr er budd dinasoedd mawrion v tuallan iddi? Yn awr y mae Heolyfelin yn Nhre- cynon wedi ei lledu i raddau dymunol a chvfleus. Gwnaed y gwaith mewn amser neillduol o fyr gan Mr Tyssul Davies. Yma y mae Cwnrig, o flaen pi dy y dylai fod cofgolofn i'r anfarwol Garadog. Dyma fagwrfa y cerddor enwog pan ydoedd yn dy tafarn, sef y Crown, a phan yr adnabyddid Caradog fel "Griff o'r Crown." Mae ardal brydferth Llwydcoed yn graddol golli ei nodwedd wledig. Ych- ydig flwyddi yn ol yr oedd yn dreflan I fechan o dai gweithwyr, heb nemawr i dy mawr yn y lie. Saif y pentref ar lechwedd hyfryd yn ngwyneb haul, llygad goleuni. Erbyn hyn y mae rhan helaeth o'r tir wedi ei gymeryd i fyny i adeiladu tai i oludogion Aberdar. Hefyd y mae amryw o dai gweithwyr ar waith, yn ogystal a Cottage Homes Undeb Merthyr. A fydd i ymgais Arglwydd Howard de Walden^i ddodi y Ddrama Gym- raeg ar ei thraed droi yn llwyddiant? A chymeryd wythnos brawf Aberaman ar ei hyd ofnwn nad yw y canlyniad yn gefnogol iawn i'r mudiad. Cafodd y ddrama "Change," sydd mewn gwisg Saesneg, well derbyniad nag "Ephraim Harris," y Cymro.
Aberdare. CONCERT. At the Memorial Hall on Thursday last a complimentary concert to Mr. Reee Price, Sunny Bank Street, who is joining the CVMara Opera Co., was given. The following artistes took part:-Miss Marion Barry and Miss A. Morris Dando, both of Aberaman; Mr. David Loughor, the Welsh-American tenor; Mr. Reea Price, Mr. Sidney C. Sees, Aberdare. Mr. D. J. Davies was the elocutionist. Choruses were given by the Abercwmboi Royal National Prize Boys' Choir, conductor, Mr. J. Eiddig Davies. The accompanist was Miss Gwladys Phillips. Mr. Tom Rees, Castle Hotel, waa the chairman. The secretary was Mr. J. M. Nicholas.
Bethel, Trecynon. Monthly Service of Song. Last Sunday evening the monthly service of song was held at Bethel Welsh Cong. Church, Trecynon. The beautiful edifice was full and the ser- vice was greatly appreciated by all. As on previous occasions the pastor, Rev. E. J. Gruffydd, based his dis- i course on the title of one of the solos- "The Lord is my Shepherd." He gave very helpful advice to the congre- gation, and appealed for greater faith- fulness in attending divine services and the Sunday School. Referring to the wording of the text, he remarked that the method of shepherds differed in the east and the west. In the latter place they drove the sheep, but in the east they led them. And so there were two ways of teaching children to at- tend divine worship. There were many parents in that chapel, like other chapels, who drove their children to the Sunday School. As sure as they were driving them to-day, the time would come when they would not be able to drive them, when the children would grow and not take to be driven. Parents should always say to their children, Come to Sunday School and come to Chapel," and not Go to Sunday School and Chapel." There was a great difference between driving and leading, and the consequences were vastly different. Every man should have a high ideal and endeavour to at- tain to it. MASTER CHRISTMAS OWEN, Llwynypia, one of the artistes. Winner of 1st prize at Treorchy Eisteddfod last Tuesday. In the course of the service sacred solos were sung by three artistes. The first was "Lead, kindly light" (D. Pughe Evans), by Mr William Thomas, Porth (baritone), whe gave a very fin- ished rendering. Master Christmas Owen, Llwynypia, sang a soprano solo, entitled, Yr Addfwyn Oen (Tom Price). This young artiste is only 12 years of age, but he already possesses a proud record in the musical world. He has been competing in various com- petitive concerts and Eisteddfodau since he was 8 years of age, both in boys solos and soprano solos, and has captured over 50 prizes. He has a fine sweet voice and his singing on Sunday evening won the hearty appreciation of the congregation. A promising future is predicted for him if his voice is taken care of. The next solo was Yr Ar- glwydd yw fy mugail," by Mr R. Wat- cyn Owen, Porth (tenor), < who ac- quitted himself brilliantly. Next came another solo by Master C. Owen, "The Gift," and "It is enough" by Mr W. Thomas. The accompaniments on the organ were played throughout by Mr Dan Edwards, Aberdare.
Former Cwmaman Minister. Welcomed to Haverfordwest. The Rev. W. R. Lewis, formerly of Cwmaman, received a hearty welcome on Thursday bn taking up the pastor- ate of Hill Park Baptist Church, Haverfordwest. A large number of members from the Cwmaman Church attended to show their appreciation of I their late pastor. Rev. Owen D. Campbell, M.A., Bethesda, Haverford- west, presided. The secretary, Mr W. G. Rowlands, read an interesting report referring to the long pastorate of Mr Lewis's, pre- decessor, the late Rev. John Jenkins. Dr: Edwards, of the Baptist College, Cardiff, wrote referring to Mr Lewis as one of the.best of the young Bap- tist ministers in Wales. The Free Church ministers at Cwmaman and Aberaman also sent an appreciation of Mr Lewis's services. Brief addresses were delivered by Messrs. Wm. Rees, J. H. Job, J. E. Harris (all of Cwmaman), Revs. E. Nicholson Jones, Haverfordwest; T. Lodwig Evans, Tenby; D. B. Rich- ards, Swansea; Morgan Jones, B.A., Whitland; and Mr John Roberts, soli- citor, Narberth. The Rev. W. R. Lewis, in his reply, said that in coming to Haverfordwest he was sacrificing one of the best churches, not only in the Aberdare Valley, but in the whole of Wales. The dedication prayer was offered by the Rev. J. D. Jones, Haverfordwest.
Professor: When your father atten- led this college he stood far higher than ;he other scholars.-Y oung Man: But, rou see, I'm not as tall as father was.
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Welsh National Drama Movement. Aberaman Actor's versatility. The plays enacted at Aberaman under the auspices of the Welsh Drama Movement were well received and well patronised on the whole. There was a much larger attendance at Ar y Groesffordd on Thursday evening than at the other Welsh drama, Ephraim Harris," on Tuesday. On Friday evening, when the three short plays were staged, there was a fairly large audience. In the cast are two Aberaman boys, Mr W. J. Phillips and Mr Gwilym Phillips. The former ac- quits himself admirably as "Shakki" in "Ephraim Harris," "Evan Wyn" in i "Ar y Groesffordd," and "Rhys" in "Pont Orewyn." Mr Gwilym Phillips stands in the front rank as an actor, and his old friends at Aberaman are pleased with his success. lie was complimented by Mr Lloyd George at Cardiff, when the latter spoke at a supper following one of the perform- ances. Mr Gwilym Phillips was singled out by him as a "decided hit" in all his parts, parts which demanded powers so varied. Mr Phillips was at home eq ually as well in the Cockney ("Change") as in his impersonation of the Welsh minister in "Hie ma fa," and again he was a great success in his characterisation of the village buffoon, "Dick Bach Dwl," in "The Poacher." He was the life of the piece, and Aber- aman may well feel proud of him.
Military Display at Aberdare. A grand military display was given at the Athletic Grounds, Aberdare, on Whit-Tuesday, organised by the Parks Amusements Committee of the District Council. The afternoon's entertain- ment consisted of various competitions by Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th Dragoon Guards, in command of Capt. Siddals, Inniskilling Dragoons. Lieut. Sir Alfred Hickman, Wolverhampton, was also in attendance. There were also local boy scout competitions. The attendance was fairly good, but not up to the expectations of the committee, and the receipts will only barely pay expenses. Possibly the character of the programme does not appeal to Aberdare people. The judges were Capt. Siddals, Inniskilling Dragoons, Sergt. Major Morrison, 7th Hussars, and District Scoutmaster E. Howells Evans, Aberdare. The secretarial work was carried out by Mr F. J. Caldi- cott. EVENTS. Bridge building for boy scouts: 1st, Wesleyan Squad, Mr J. C. Harmston in command; 2nd, St. Fagan's (Mr Wm. Munday). One Lap Race for Boy Scouts, Squad of 6: 1st, St. Fagan's; 2nd. First Trecynon (D. T. Evans); 3rd, Wesleyan. At 3 o'clock the N.C.O.'s and the various sections of the Dragoon Guards gave what was called a musical ride, consisting of clever evolutions and charges, keeping time with the Band. Tent Pegging Competition 1st prize, Sergt. Cox and Sergt. Cousins; 2nd, S.S. M. Reece and Private French 3rd, Lance Corpl. Scott and Private Payne. Harrington-Haig Competition: lsi, Sergt. Worlock; 2nd, S.Serg. Major Reece; 3rd, Sergt. Simpson. Wrestling on Horseback: Winners. 1st team, 2nd Dragoon Guards. Tug-of-War on Horseback, a draw between the Queen's Boyjs and 4th and 6th Dragoons. The entertainment concluded with an Arab Tent Pegging Display. The Cynon Valley Band played a fine programme of music during the after- noon.
"You shouldn't treat your boy so harshly; you'll break his spirit." "Well, he'll probably get married some time, and he might as well have it broken now."
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Scraps. BY "THE SCRIBE." For the sake of "crabbed age*' no less than hobble-skirted youth, it would be well if the steps on the Aber- dare tramcars were not so few and far between. May those in authority take this tip when ordering the next batch of cars. The trackless system of cars was tried by the Aberdare Council as an experiment. It has been weighed in the balances and found wanting. The sooner the better it is abandoned. It is neither safe nor serviceable to pas- sengers, and I do not think it is a source of revenue to the Council. Did the Pentecostal dancers make any converts on their recent visit to Trecynon? The Puritans say that there is a fear of men dancing them- selves to perdition. That may be, but it is rather late in the day to preach the possibility of dancing one's self into the kingdom of heaven. As stuffy as a Welsh chapel" is an embryonic proverb. But I fear that dislike of fresh air is a national trait, for the cinemas as well as the chapels are badly ventilated in the land of the leek. Homer nods. Eminent lawyers do not know the whole law. Even Sti- pendiary Magistrates commit grave erors of judgment. For instance, at the Aberdare' Police Court last week the Deputy Stipendiary made a big judicial blunder when he ejected the Press from the Juvenile Court. How- ever, in mitigation of the offence it might be said that he erred in ignor- ance. But ignorance is no defence when a culprit in the dock is concerned, so why should it be so in the case of a judicial dignitary on the Bench? How- ever, inasmuch as his Worship ad- mitted his mistake and apologised we will this time let him off with a caution. Let the quality of mercy to- wards an erring Bench be unstrained. But let it be understood that the press ask for no mercy at the hands of the Bench, but simple justice.
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Sunday School Day at Cwmbach. Oil Monday last the annual demonstra- tion of the Sunday Schools took place at Cwmbach. The procession started at Bethania Chapel, wending its way down to the lower end of Cwmbach and round to Ynyecynon. The following chapels were represented —Bryn Seion (Cong.), Bethania (B.), Ebenezer (C.M.),' and Soar (Primitive Methodists). After the procession tea was partaken of Bryrl Seion: Trayholders: (1) Mrs. Arthur Harris and Mrs. Edmund Lloyd; (2) Miss Gwen William and Mrs. Wil- liam Bevaq; (3) Mrs Jane Davies and Miss Mary Jane Davies; (4) Mrs. Wil- liams and Mrs Davies; (5) Misses Maggie, Mattie, and Gwen Davies; (6) Miss Annie May Thomas and Miss Annie Davies; (7) Mrs. John H. Davies and Miss Catherine Davies. Cutters-up, :1:Is. Parker, Mrs. (Councillor) David Davies, Mrs. Rees Williams, and Mrs. Evans, Gladstone Villa. Cake .utters, Mr. William James and Councillor David Davies. Milk and sugar, Mrs. Phillips. Doorkeepers, Messr. Thomas Walters, John H. Davie6, John C. Evans, Joseph Dobbs, Thomas Bowen. James Jones, and William Moyl?. Supervisor, Mr. Ebenezer Davies. Managers, Mr. Thomas Lloyd and Mr. Henry Phillips. Secretary, Mr. J. Williams. Treasurer, Mr.'J. C. Evans. Stoker, Mr. Rees Davies. Carmel: Trayholders: (1) Misses Mary Evans, Eunice Austin, L. M. Cole, Mary Lewis. Mary A. Lewis, and Annie Griffiths; (2) Misses Hannah Bufton, S. J. Bufton, Eunice Bufton, Maggie A. Cole, Mary Williams; (3) Misses Maggie Daniel, Kate Daniel, Sarah Lewis, Bell Jones, and Winnie Davies; (4) Misses Marv H. Thomas, S. A. Collins, Agnes Thomas, Maggie Price, Ethel Hughes. Cutters-up, Mrs. M. Bufton, Mrs. Ann Davies. Mrs. Esther Price. Mrs. Gwen Rees, Miss May Bufton, Mrs. Eleanor Hughes. Cake-cutters, Messrs. T. J. Lewis and Erasmus Thomas. Milk and sugar, Mrs. Hannah Hughes. Door- keepers, Messrs David Davies, Ben Evans, James Nicholls. and T. J. Hughes. Stoker, Mr. William Lewis. Superintendent. Mr. James Hughes. Secretarv, Mr Jonah Evans. Treasurer, Mr. Richard Lewis. Ynyscynon: Trayholders: (1) Mrs. Thomas Rees and Miss C. M. Jones; (2) Misses Maggie, Mary, and Miriam Wil- liams (3) Mrs. S. E. Davies and Mrs. John Jones. Cutters-up, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. John Lewis Evans, Mrs. Aubrey. Cake-cutters, Mr. E. Jones and Mr. Thomas Thomas. Door-keepers. Mr. Thomas Thomas and Mr. Thomas J. noni-cs, Bryncelyn. Stoker. Mr. D. Williams. Secretary. Mr. D. T. Davies. Soar Primitive Methodists: Tray- holders (1) Mrs. Maggs and Miss Florrie Bryant; (2) Mrs Watts and Mrs Farr- ant. Cutters-up, Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Gardiner. Door-keepers. Mr. Thomas Brown and Mr. Rogor Evans. Stoker, Mr. Sidney White. Superintendent, Mr. Ered Farrant. Secretary, Mr. W. T. Ellis. Treasurer, Mr. Thomas Brown. Caterer, Mr. Isaac Roberts. Ebenezer C.M.: Trayholders (1) Mrs. E. Walters, Miss Maggie Davies, and Miss R. E. Walters; (2) Misses Ruth Edwards, R. Jones, Mary Edwards. Miss Annie Davies; (3) Misses R. E. Davies and R. M. Lewis, and Mrs. Thomas. Cutters-up, Mrs. Francis Davies, Mrs. David Walters. Milk and sugar, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Williams. Cake cutters, Mr. Grffith Griffiths. Doorkeepers: Messrs. W. Hughes, Daniel Williams, A. Davies, Morgan Jones, John James, and Joshua James. Stoker, Mr. Evan Thomas. Secretary, Mr. Joshua James. Treasurer, Mr. David Rowlands. Bethania (B.): Superintending the tables Mrs Marv Ann Price and Mrs. D. J. Owen. Trayholders: (1) Mrs. M. H. Owen and Mrs. David John; (2) Mrs. Richard Doughton; (3) Mrs. Alfred Lloyd, Misses G. M. Roberts, Gertrude Jones, and Ceinwen Jones; (4) Miss S. J. Richards, Mrs Gladys James, Miss Mary Jones, and Miss Annie Vaughan. Cutters-up, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs Palmer, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. W. Davies, Mrs. Gough, Mr. James Thomas, and Mrs. Tudor. Doorkeepers, Messrs. D. J. Wil- liams, W. Williams, R. James, and Thomas J. Griffiths. Secretary, Mr. David John. Treasurer, Mr. > Richard Doughton. Penuel: Trayholders: (1) Mrs. Mary Ann David, Miss Annie Thomas, assisted by Misses Mary Ellen David and Cather- ine J. Thomas; (2) Mrs. Ada Griffiths, Mrs. Hannah Reston, assisted by Misses Elizabeth A. Jones and Myfanwy Wil- liams; (3) Misses Lizzie Griffiths and Maggie Griffiths, assisted by Miss Bessie Griffiths; (4) Miss Louisa Evans, Miss Annie Jones, assisted by Misses Mary A. Edwards and Maggie Nicholls; (5) Mrs. Sarah A. Evans, Miss Ruth Evans, assisted by Miss C. J. Evans; (6) Misses Mary M. Thomas and Kate Porter, assis- ted by-Misses Sarah A. Thomas and Bronwen Parry. Cutters-up: Mrs. Mary Edwards, Mrs. Miriam James, Mrs. Sarah A. Evans, Mrs. Jane Evans, IRev. M. C. James, Mrs. Mary Frank- lyn, Mrs. Elizabeth Morris. Cake cutters. Messrs Thomas Evans and Evan J. Griffiths. Sugar and milk, Miss Mary Richards. Doorkeepers: Messrs Thomas J. Edwards, Griffith Evans, David James, Llewelyn David, Benjamin Thomas, Rowland T. Davies, Brinley Griffiths, Elias Reston. Stoker: Mr. W. J. James. President of Sunday School, Mr. James J. James. Secretary, Mr. William Jones. Treasurer, Mr Daniel Llewelyn David.
Aberewmboi's Needs. LABOUR MEMBERS' STEWARD- SHIP. Un Friday last at Bethlehem Hall a meeting of the Abercwniboi section of the Aberaman Ward (District Council) was held. Mi. John Evanct, Johu Street, was in the chair. lie made a lew re- marks, pointing out some of the needs of Abercwmboi. Councillor Illtyd Hopkins explained that they had called the meeting in order to give an account of the Coun- cil's attitude towards Abereivmuoi. Firstly, he would deal with the cars. He was pleased to say that the Council Lad unanimously passed a resolution 111. fa- vour of extending the rail famway service to the lower end of Abercwnboi. It was a foqlish act on the part of He Council to start the railless car service at all. They ought to have ut di>wn the rails at first, but at that time tiieie were only eight members in ravour of the rail system, while now every member were prepared to support the movement to run the cars to the boundary. Mr. Abraham, the Tramways manager, was a good official, and he had advised the Council to adopt this course. With re- gard to the water supply they were sorry for the shortage of water in the summer, which affected Cromer Street and other streets in the district. But he was pleased to say that arrange- ments had been made with Merthyr, so that in the near future they would have a good supply for every house in the district. He was sure that the street lights at Abercwmboi were equal to those Qf any streets in the outlying districts. He hoped that very soon the electric light would reach Abercwmboi roads. He was sorry that the roads at Abercwmboi and the footpaths were in such a bad condition. Although they had promised since September, 1910, to put the roads right, up to now nothing had been done. However, he was sure that John Street would soon be put right. A recreation ground had also been pro- mised by the Council since September, 1909, but it was only fair to state that the Council had been in communication with the P.D. Co., through Mr. E. M. Hann, and tried to secure a suitable piece at a reasonable price. However, the only piece available was that near the Abercwmboi Screens, half of which was under water. The company were asking X100 per acre for this piece, and, according to the surveyor's statement, it would cost X200 per acre to fill it up. So they would be buying five acres at a cost of .21,500. Councillor Owen Powell dealt at some length on the tramway system in con- nection with Abercwmboi; the proposed recreation ground; streets improve- ments and street lights. Several questions were asked and an- swered. Amongst them was one in re- gard to the surveyor's statement at a Council meeting that < £ '500 had been spent on the footpath at Abercwmboi, when not a single penny had been spent. Mr. Hopkins answered that in his opinion the surveyor had made a mis- take he meant that Abercwmboi was on the list. Another question was in regard to an allegation that Labour members on the Council were in favour of charging the full rate on children who travelled on the cars, which meant for a man and wife and four children going from Aber- cwmboi to Aberdare Park and back four shillings. Councillor Powell, in answering, said that he was glad the question had been asked. He had forwarded a notice of motion, for the next Council's meeting, to rescind that minute and to allow the children to travel at half-rate. A discussion re securing a piece of land suitable for recreation ground followed. It was unanimously decided to ask the Council to try to obtain the field to the rear of the Co-op. premises and Bethlehem Chapel down to the new hall. Both Councillors promised to inspect the ground that night. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded both speakers and chairman.