Mountain Ash Education Committee. A meeting of the Mountain Ash Education Committe was held at. the Town Hall, Mountain Ash, on Tues- day, June 16. Present: Mr G. H. Hall (chairman), Mrs. W. G. Wil- uams and Mrs. Millar, Rev. E. V. Tidman, Major F. N. Gray, Capt. G. A. Evans, and Messrs. T. W. Jones Bruce Jones, Griffith Evans, E. Mor- ns. C. Maddocks, W. Davies J. I owell, and W. Lamburn, with Mr A Morgan (director) & Mr W H. Wil- hams (architect).
Ventilation in Schools. fr^theV^ £ communication LiStatlS n Education with re- the comrfer llati°n °f the Schools' lar letS K ^^eSolved that a circu" mLtPrf i v d,'neSSed to the head~ school, nTfj J m-istl'esses of the schools of the district holding them schook for seeing that the schools wereproperly ventilated. Al- TJ f a further letter from the. Board, Mr. Bruce Jones humourously remarked that Major Gray had brought the Board to a more reason- able frame of mind. The Chairman: Mr Bruce Jones wouldn't like to move a vote of thanks to Major Gray. (Laughter.) Rev. E. V. Tidman: Perhaps that would be unnecessary ventilation. (More laughter.)
A Boy's Good Attendance. The Director read a report relating to a boy at one of the local schools wno had attended school regularly for eight years without losing a single half day. The Director thought it would be well if they got about two dozen of rather better certificates than they now provided in such cases. Mr Bruce Jones: I think the pres- ent case is worth a medal. Other members concurred in this view. It was decided to act on the Direc- tor's suggestion with regard to certi- ficates, and further, on the motion of Capt. Evans, it was resolved to pre- sent the boy mentioned in the report with a silver medal, the arrange- ments to be left in the Director's hands.
Uncertificated Teachers and Their Salary. The Director read a letter from Miss M. R. Chayne, of the Duffryn Infants School, who wrote on behalf of female uncertificated teachers ask- ing for an increase in salary. The letter asked that they should be placed as uncertificated teachers on the same basis as such teachers in other districts. The Director explained that the maximum at present was 965. At Aberdare it was £70 after 15 years' service, while at Pontypridd and Rhondda it was also £ 70, but at Merthyr the standard. was- below. Major Gray: How does the matter of an increase affect us 1 I The Director replied that 13 such teachers would be entitled if they granted an increase, whereas there was a large number of uncertificated teachers in the district. It was eventually resolved that the flatter be placed on the agenda for consideration at the next meeting-
Cwmpennar School Ventilation. The Architect's report on the ques- tion of improved ventilation at Cwm- pennar Mixed School was received. Major Gray (alluding to the in- spector's report) What does the in- spector know about ventilation? Rev. E. V. Tidman: He might have been an architect. (Eaughter.) Major Gray It is probably the last thing he knows anything at all about. The Architect's report recommend- ing an extractor and hopper arrange- ment for windows was adopted.
Aberdare District Council. Seven Additional Members. A report from a committee appointed to deal with the local inquiry into the proposal for an increase in the number of members of the Aberdare Urban Council and for the allocation of the ad- ditional members among the wards was submitted to the quarterly meet- ing of the Local Government committee of the Glamorgan County Council, held on Thursday afternoon, Aid. Wil- liam Llewelyn presiding. The Committee, which consisted of Aldermen W. it. Davies, John Jordan and Morgan Williams, expressed the opinion that there was an undoubted need for an increase in the number of members of the Aberdare Council and for a re-division or increase in the number of the wards of the district. Ine latter question, it was explained, was not within the scope of the in- quiry. The committee recommended that the number of memb ers be in- creased from 20 to 27, and that the ad- ditional members be allocated to the wards as follows:—One each to the Llwydcoed, Gadlys, Town, and Blaen- gwawr Wards, and three to the Aber- aman Ward.—The report was adopted. The Clerk (Mr Mansel Franklen) pointed out that the question arose as to whether the whole council should, under the circumstances, go out of office. This was a matter of great im- portance. The Chairman suggested that there should now be an election of the whole council on the basis of the readjust- ment. On the motion of Alderman W. R, Davies, seconded by Alderman Morgan AVilliams, it was agreed that the elect- ion should be confined to the new members required for the wards indica- ted. We learn that Mr W. R. Morgan, solicitor, Cwmbach, has signified his intention of contesting No. IV. or Blaengwawr Ward against all comers at the forthcoming election.
j Honouring an Aberdare Oddfellow. An interesting gathering took place on Wednesday evening, the 10th inst.. at the Castle Hotel, Aberdare, under the auspices of the Loyal Lydia Wil- liams Lodge, 1.0.0., M.U., when Mr. Taliesin Williams, late secretary of the lodge, was presented with framed por- traits of himself and of Mrs. Williams (executed by Mr J. Harris, photo- grapher. Station Street), in recognition of his services as secretary. Bro. Jas. Palmer occupied the chair, and Bro. Hy. Roberts, the vice-chair. Amongst those present were Past Grand Lewis John (well known in Friendly Society circles), P.G. Dd. Lewis, Bros. Henry Davies, Sunny Bank Lodge; David M orris, sec. Lily of the Valley Lodge; I Wm. Huish. Dd. Williams and Tom Williams, present secretary of the Lodge. The following gentlemen addressed the meeting Bros. David Lewis, Lewis John, Tom Williams, John Owen, Will. J. Harries, Tom I ees, David Davies. David Monis, .James Palmer, Henry Roberts and Henry Davies. All spoke in glowing terms of Mr Williams's sterling qualities as an ardent and zealous Oddfellow. Reference was made by several speakers to the very real necessity of the lodges bestiring themselves to greater effort. Following appropriate addresses by the chairman and vice-chairman, a pianoforte selection of Welsh Airs was given by Mr G. Griffiths, who acted as accompanist in conjunction with Mr D. Cerddor Davies, of Mountain Ash. Song by Bro. W. J. Harries. Song by Bro. Joseph Evans. Song by Bro. Tom Rees. The hostess, Mrs. Rees, handed over the presentation to Mr Taliesin Wil- liams in a few appropriate words, while Bro. John Hughes fulfilled the same pleasing duty towards Mrs. Wil- liams. Bro. Taliesin Williams, in a few words, feelingly returned thanks on be- half of his wife and himself. He would always value the gifts as an outward expression of the bond of friendship and good-will that had ever existed be- tween them. Inscribed on a card were the follow- ing words, which were read by Bro Wm. J. Harries: "Presented to Mr Taliesin Williams, 16 Penybryn Street, Gadlys, Aberdare, by the members of the Loyal Lvdia Williams Lodge, 1.0.0" M.F., as a token of esteem, and an appreciation of his faithful services as secretary of the above-named lodge, for a period of nine years.—Signed on behalf of the committee: Bros. John Owen, chairman; James Palmer, vice- chairman; Tom Rees, treasurer; Wm. J. Harries, secretary." The function was graced by the [ presence of the following ladies: Mrs. G. Griffiths, Mrs. David Evans, Miss Williams, and Mrs. J. Palmer. Con- gratulatory remarks by Bros. David Davies and Lewis John were followed < by songs by Mr Llew Jones. Duet by Mr Llew Jones and Bro. T. Rees. Comic song by Mr David Evans. Reci- tation by Mr Tom Rees. Recitation, Bro. T. Williams A hearty vote of thanks was accord- ed the genial host and hostess, to- gether with the various singers and others who had. rendered willing ser- vice during the evening. Mr Rees suitably acknowledged, and expressed his deep regard for Mr Tal- iesin Williams and the movement. < The singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhad- ] au by Mr. Llew Jones closed a very pleasant evening. 1
———-—-—-——— I ■ c c Mountain Ash and District Trades and Labour Council. J —— t The ordinary monthly meeting of the above was held last Thursday evening at the Public Institute, Mountain Ash. Guardian Noah Tromans was in the chair. The election of officers took place < as follows: President, Guardian ] Noah Tromans, Lower Duffryn vice- f president, Mr. Wiyi. Edwards, Deep < Duffryn; treasurer, Mr. Thomas I Phelps, Lower Duffryn; secretary, Mr T. J. Evans. Shop Assistants; trustees. Councillor George Hall, Penrhiwceiber Lodge, and Mr F. W. i Lane, Shop Assistants.. Executive Committee Councillor Charles Mad- 1 dox, Abercynon Lodge; Messrs. P. Reardon, Municipal Employees Jas. Jones, Deep Duffryn; Daniel Evans, Insurance Agents Percy Waterman, Painters' Union W. Hayson, Lower ( Duffryn. <
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Workers' Union. THE SALVATION ARMY OF THB TRADB UNION MOVEMENT." On Monday a meeting of the Workers' Union (No. 1, Aberdare Branch) was held at the entrance to the Ynys Field. -Councillor E. Stonelake, who presided, said that they made no apology for holding that meeting in the open air. Plenty of religious and political meetings were held in the open but hardly ever a trades union meeting. He hoped that the men who were attached to no trade union would join this organisation, which provided for the men who were not eligible to join any other trade union He knew of men in Aberdare who, owing to disorganisation, wrre receiving as low as 18/- a week in wages If ihey got 22/- or even 24/- a week it was not enough for the work they performed, and it was not enough to rear a family on-The chairman then introduced to the meetrng Mr. Evan James, Dowlais, district organiser. Mr. James declared that they were out to get improved industrial conditions. They were out to preach class war, for the workers could see that the other class had looked after themselves very well. Infantile morta- lity among the rich was only one-fourth of that in our slums. They in Dowlais were greatly indebted to the Workers Union. For over a hundred years the great ironworks of Guest Keen and Nettlefolds, then belonging to Lord Wimborne, paid their workmen very low wages. Occasionally one of the men would voice his grievance, but it was soon silenced. The gates of the works were closed against him. The men were not organised until about 6 years ago, when Mr. Mat Giles came there and organised them. Since then they were able to get conditions of labour similar to those obtained in other parts of the country.—Mr. Mat Giles was the next speaker. He is the Divisional Organiser of the Union, and is a powerful speaker. He said that the primary object of & trade union was not to create strikes but to help its members to obtain better wages, fewer hours of labour, and to make provision for sickness and death. They as an organisation were trying to do that for their workers. The position at Dowlais was typical of wbat was occurring all over the country. He knew of men in Dowlais who once received 2/10 a day, but who now got up to 12/- a day for the same labour, simply because they were organised. They had been the means of raising the wages of builders labourers in Swansea, Neath, Cardiff, and several other places as a result of organisation. They were called the Salvation Army of the Trade Union Movement," because they laboured among the unattached, and they were glad of this distinction. Five years ago their membership WIIS only 5,000; to-day it was nearly 130,000. That alone was a worthy achievement. —The next speaker was Mr. Tom Edwards, chairman of the tocal lodge. Mr. Edwards appealed to the local workers to join the union, so that they could fraternally aid one another. They met every Monday at 7 p.m. There were in Aberdare 7,000 workers who were unable to join any other union, and he hoped they would cast their lot with the Workers' Union.—Councillor David E. Davies having addressed the meeting briefly the chairman invited questions. A few were given and answered satis- factorily.
Cwmgwrach Man's Cruelty. At Neath on Friday, David John Jenkins, collier, Cwmgwrach, was charged with cruelty to a mare by beat- ing her at the Aberpergwm races on Whit-Tuesday. Inspector Lindsay, 1LS.P.C.A: said that defendant took part in one of the races and rode the mare. The animal was losing ground and stood no chance of winning the race, yet defendant flogged it unmerci- fully. After the race witness exam- ined the mare, and found marks of the violence. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was fined 20s and costs.
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Ex-Mountain Ash Footballer Married. Sergeant Richard Thomas, Brid- gelld, formerly of Mountain Ash, the well-known and popular Welsh ex-in- ternational footballer, was married at Coity Parish Church, on Thursday, to Miss Blodwen- David, daughter of Mr John David, of Market Street, Brid- gend. The bride was given a way by her father, and her brother, Mr. T. David, a prominent local footballer, acted as best man. A number of Sergeant Thomas's colleagues in the Glamorgan Constabulary witnessed the ceremony. Sergeant and Mrs Thomas left for Minehead for the honeymoon.
Interments. Mr. Gwilym Christmas. On Saturday, at Cwmllynfell Ceme- tery, the burial of Mr. Gwilym Christmas, formerly of Aberdare, took place. On the previous Wed- nesday Mr. Christmas met his death through being struck on the head by a truck buffer on the siding of a col- liery, where he was engaged as clerk. The Revs. W. Jones (C.M.) and J. Davies (B.), Cwmtwrch W. Davies, M.A., Aberdare, and a local clergy- man performed the obsequies. The mourners included: Mr Owen Roberts, Aberdare, father-in-law; Mr and Mrs Daniel Jones, Aberdare, sister Messrs. John Christmas, Blackwood, brother; John Christ- mas. Aberdare, cousin; E. V. Ros- ser, T. Roderick, Rhys Lewis, John Howard Morgan and Dd. Griffiths, Aberdare John Thomas. Gadlys. Floral tributes had been sent by:- (1) The Baldwin Coal and Silica Co., deceased's employers; (2) Mr. and Mrs. Gardner, London (3) Miss Gardner: (4) Mr and Mrs Davies, Llanelly (5) Mr and Mrs Thomas, Upper Cwmtwrch (6) Mr and Mrs. Morgan, Upper Cwmtwrch (7) Mr and Mrs Jones, Tredegar (8) Mr and Mrs Roberts, Swansea.
Mr. Seth Davies, Afternant. On Wednesday, June 10, Mr Seth Davies, 6 Werfa Place, Abernant, passed away. He leaves one son and five daughters. The burial took place on Saturday. The body was taken by road to Llanelly, Breconshire, for interment. The Rev. B. Williams. Bethel, officiated at the house in Abernant, and the Vicar of Llanelly at the graveside. The bearers were Messrs. William Pavey, George Thomas, D. J. Wil- liams, John Williams, Wm. Davies, Evan Williams. The arrangements of the funeral were in the hands of Mr J. Zachariah, Aberdare. 1st coach Mr and Mrs Ben Evans, Wer- fa; Mr and Mrs Evan Edwards, Mrs Davies, Abercarn; Mr. Thomas Davies, Aberdare. 2nd coach: Mr and Mrs. Thomas, Aberdare; Mr and Mrs. Thomas Rees, Ynyscynon; Mr and Mrs Jos. Stiley, Abercynon. 3rd coach: Mr Jos. Thomas, Mr Trevor Thomas, and Miss Sarah Ann Davies, Aberdare; Mr Jos. Evans, Werfa; Mr and Mrs Wm. Abbin, Cwmcarn Mr Hy. Williams, Cwmbaeh. 4th coach: Mr Rhys Williams, Werfa House; Mr. 0. Hawkins, manager; Mr and Mrs. W. Williams, Werfa; Mr William Davies, Robertstown; Mrs. Mor- gans, Abernant,
Glyn Neath Shebeens. Cask Mystery.-We are Seven. David Andrews, Factory-road, a vn Grlyn-Neath collier, was summoned at Neath on Friday for selling beer with- out a licence on Saturday week. He aleaded "not guilty." Police-sergeant Morgan said that be- tween 11.30 p.m. and midnight eight jersons entered defendant's house, and me left drunk. Witness listened with- )ut. There was a great noise inside, nit heard the demand, Go and fetch mother flagon, missus." Mrs An- Irews did so, and received a silver join in payment. On Sunday morning- vith other officers, he entered the de- endant's premises and there found a our-and-a-half gallon cask, on tap, md a stock of flagons. To witness, Mrs Andrews at first said she had )nly a few flagons, and he queried: 'What about the four-and-a-half?" Mrs. Andrews then rushed past him tnd put her back against the door of ;he room in which was the cask of jeer, exclaiming, "Let me see your varrant. You'll have to show me that )efore you enter here." There was a lumber of men in the kitchen. "They ire lodgers," said Mrs Andrews. Lydia Andrews, wife of the defend- wt; said she kept five lodgers, who or- lered in their own beer, and gave her ¡he money with which to purchase it. Cross-examined, she told Superin- tendent Evans that the cask had noth- ng to do with her. "It is an apple ask," she exclaimed, "and it is to be >een in my pantry now." She strenu- ously denied having received 260 quart flagons and a four-and-a-half gallon ,ask from T. C. Young during, the per- iod between April 4th and June 6th. Defendant was fined 40s and costs. Evan Rees, collier, Mill-road, Glyn- L Neath, pleaded "not guilty" to a char- ge of selling beer without a license be- tween the 6th and noon on the 7th inst. He was represented by Mi- Arthur Evans. Police-sergeant Morgan deposed to seeing a number of men enter and leave. At 1-30 a.m. witness and other officers saw defendant, his daughter, and four men seated at a table. A man named Devereux paid for two flagons. Later on Sunday morning there were many visitors to defend- ant's house. which the police entered at noon, finding a large number of empty and full flagons. Witness told defendant that a man had left the premises carrying something wrapped in white paper. Mrs Hees here inter- posed "Oh, 1 gave a man a bottle of beer this morning, and that has noth- ing to do with anybody." Witness did not know that one of the men present was engaged to defend- ant's daughter. Defendant said he kept seven lodg- ers. He had not sold any beer that night, nor had he ever done so. Wm. Lloyd, engaged to defendant's daughter, stated, that his sweetheart wanted .a lot of pressing before she would fetch the beer, because she said, her father wouldn't be willing. Witness, Devereux, senior: His son paid him 2s. 3d., half the price of the case-on Monday. Defendant was fined 40s and costs.
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