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ABERCWBOI. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. SERVICES OF SONG. On Sunday afternoon and evening services of song were held at Bethlehem (C.) Mr. P. Rees, A.C., conducted, while Professor Jonah Rees, A.R.C.O., presided at the organ. SUCCESS. Miss Lucy Anthony, daughter of the Rev. T. Anthony, has passed an examination in nursing at the North Eastern Hospital, London, where she has been for two years. Mr. Anthony's other daughter, Maggie, is also a nurse at the above hospital. PRESENTATION. On Thursday at Mr. W. R. Griffiths' (newsagent) shop an informal presentation meeting was held, when Lance-Corporal W. Higgins, S.W.B., who was home on a short leave from the firing line, was presented with a glow wristlet watch on behalf of the Heroes' Presentation Fund bv Miss Maggie Ellen Evans. In responding Corporal Higgins thanked the residents for the presentation. He regretted his inability to be at the concert on Friday as he was returning to' France that day. Mrs. Higgins has two of her brothers also in the Army, viz., Driver J. J. Lewis, A.S.C., Somewhere in France, and Private D. T. Lewis, 1st 5th Welsh, who is at a hospital in Egypt, suffering from dvsentry. He has seen service at 'he Dardanelles. CAPTAIN RHYDDERCH HON- OURED. A presentation concert was held under the auspices of the Aber- cwmboi Heroes' Presentation Fund on Friday at the Workmen's Hall. Dr. Horgan, who presided over a large audience, said that Abercwmboi could be proud of the work done by her sons in the great war. They had the dis- tinction of having two D.C.M.'s in the village, but alas one of the heroes had gone under in the late Sergeant R. J. Scott. That night they had amongst them a Captain and Adjutant in the British Army, a distinction any town could be proud of.—The accompanist was Mr. J. W. Evans. A solo was given by Mr. John Henry Williams. Recita- tion, Miss Costello. Comic song, Mr. W. Davies. Recitation, Miss Minnie Maud Jones. Solo, Mr. W. Harris. Solo, Miss Elizabeth Rees. Recitation, Miss Violet Baker. Mrs. D. Williams, Bronallt Terrace, presented Captain Rhydderch, on behalf of the Heroes' Fund, with a silver cigarette case, suitably inscribed. She wished Captain Rhydderch further success and a safe return.—Captain Rhydderch, who had a rousing reception, thanked the audience and the committee for the present and the fine reception he had. He gave a very encouraging description of the work of the Army out in France. The organisation was something wonderful. All the soldiers were well fed, despite rumours to the contrary. He was confident that success would in the end crown the Allies' efforts. He had heard from pulpits in this country that the soldiers were deprived of religious services. That was wrong. In the base religious ser- vices were held every Sunday. Each one who desired could partake of com- munion.—A bardic address was given by Mr. John Davies (Gwinau Emlyn).- Mr. John Evans, the energetic secretary, said, among cheers, that Captain Rhydderch had presented a cheque for £ 5 to the Heroes' Fund.—Solo, Madam Phillips. Recitation, Miss Bella Moore. A hearty vote of thanks to the chair- man and artistes was moved by Mr. W. E. Griffiths, and seconded by Mr. Henry Williams. The National Anthem was sung, Mr. P. Rees taking the solo.

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