Aberdare District Council. On Monday, June oth, Mr. J. O. George, J.P., in the chair. The other members present were: Messrs. Illtyd Hopkins (vice-chairman), Owen Powell, D. E. Davies, Wm. Lawrence, Evan Jones (Cwmaman), John Evans, Wm. Thomas, Thomas Lloyd, Wm. Rees, J.P., Idwal Thomas, E. Stonelake, W. Haggar, David Davies, Ogwen Wil- liams, with W. R. Morgan (clerk), A. Watkins (assistant clerk), Owen Wil- liams (surveyor, A. S. Morris (deputy surveyor), A. J. Abraham (manager electric works and tramways), H. King (traffic manager), H. T. Goldsworthy (accountant), G. D. Morgan (chief clerk Electricity Department) and E. V. Rosser (accountant's dept). Vote of Condolence. -Zflie Chairman moved a vote of condolence with the re- latives of the late Mr. M. J. Harris. Mr. George mentioned that Mr. Harris had been a member of that Council for many years, and had been chairman, and it was very sad that he should have been cut down during the prime of life.—Mr. Owen Powell seconded, and Mr. Dd. Davies supported, and the motion was carried in the usual way. Salaries. The Finance Committee recommended that Mr. W. Gwynne's salary be increased from P,100 to L120 by annual increments of CIO, the first increment to take effect immediately. Mr. R. R. Price's salary was increased from P.150 to TISO per annum. There was an application from the agent of the Municipal Employees' Society for an advance in the wages of the Coun- cil's masons. This was deferred pend- ing the decision of the Master Builders. 1 Effect of Daylight saving Bill.—Ap- plications were made by the boatman and bath attendant at the Park for payment on account of the extra hour per day worked by them in consequence payment on account of the extra hour per day worked by them in consequence of the Daylight Saving Bill, the Park being open till sunset, notwithstanding the fact that the gates were open an hour earlier each morning. The Health Committee had recommended that they be paid an extra day's wage per week. Mr. W. Lawrence now asked whether the extra pay was to be made retrospective to the time the Act came into operation. The Clerk re- plied that it was not the intention of the committee to do that.—Mr. Lawr- ence thought the men were entitled to that concession, and moved so: Mr. Stonelake seconded, and the motion was adopted. Smallpox.-In the report of the Health Committee the following item appeared :—" Resolved to recommend that immediate endeavours be made to obtain the co-operation of the Mountain Ash Council in the erection of a Joint Smallpox Hospital, and that, if neces- sary, a deputation of this Council wait upon the Mountain Ash Hospital v. that object." Mr. Stonelake called attention to this paragraph, and said it was becoming an urgent and a ser- ious matter. There were cases of smallpox within 7 miles of Aberdare. Some months ago this Council decided to ask the local Tribunal for the ex- emption of all heads of departments, except the medical department. He did not know why they excepted the medical officer of health. Perhaps 't was in order to economise, but in the face of the outbreak of smallpox it would be wise to apply for his exemp- tion. In war-time there was always a danger of an epidemic. He moved that the Council apply for the exemp- tion of the medical officer.-Chairman: That is very necessary. Mr. Idwal Thomas seconded and Mr. "Ogwen Wil- liams supported, the latter asking if anything had yet been arranged be- tween Mountain Ash and Aberdare to erect a marquee or temporary building for small-pox cases. — Mr. Stonelake's motion was carried. — The Clerk re- marked that he had seen the Mountain AWt Surveyor, who had suggested the I erection of a tent on Llanwonno Mountain.—Mr. Stonelake did not think that would be a satisfactory ar- rangement. The other site—Cefn- pennar—was more accessible, and they should have some stronger structure than a tent.—Mr. Haggar concurred, adding that a tent would not he much good on the mountain top.—Dr. Prich- ard mentionod that there were from 16 to 20 cases of small-pox in Cardiff, 1 in Penarth, and 1 in the Rhondda.—Mr. Idwal Thomas moved that the chair- man, vice-chairman and Mr. John Evans meet a committee of the Moun- tain Ash Council, and this was agreed I to. Cwmaman Lamp.—Mr. Owen Powell noted that the Lighting Committee had deferred the erection of a lamp in St. Joseph's Terrace. This was very urgent, and he moved an amendment that the work he proceeded with at once.—Mr. Evan Jones (Cwmaman) seconded, and the motion was carried by 8 to 4. War Allowances.-The Aberdare and Mountain Ash Branch of the Local Government Officers' Association, per Mr. Tom D. Jones, wrote applying for the following allowances for members joining the Army Married men, full salary less Army pay and allowances; single men, half salary. Mr. Jones added that this scale had been adopted almost by all authorities.—Mr. D. E. Davies asked whether the Clerk had prepared a report as to what would be the expense.—The Clerk said that the total difference would be L2 5s. lOd. per week more than what was paid out now. The auditor would pass the pay- ments.—The Chairman was of opinion that the request should be granted.— Mr. W. Thomas moved that the appli- cation be acceded to. He said that the officials who had joined were making a sacrifice and were giving up good posi- tions, and the least the Council could do was to pay them this allowance.—Mr Ogwen Williams seconded. Air. E. Stonelake pointed out that the motion was slightly different from that which was adopted by the Education Com- mittee, who granted full salary less Army pay to married men, but treated the cases of single men on their merits. —Mr. W. 1 nomas and Mr. Ogwen Wil- liams agreed to alter their motion ac- cordingly and it was passed. New Allowances. — The Accountant drew attention to a Local Government Provision Act, which would have the effect of reducing the allowances to several workmen who had joined the colours. The Council had power to ask the L.G.B. to continue the present scale.—Mr. Stonelake: 1 can see that the L.G.B. provision is applied, certain workmeifs families are going to lose what they are at present getting.—Mr Idwal Thomas moved that they apply to the L.G.B. to be allowed to continue the old scale.—Mr. John Evans second- ed.—Carried. Film Censorship. The Glamorgan County Council wrote with regard to the establishment of a new censorship, with the view of preventing such films being shown in Picture Theatres which had the tendency of encouraging juven- ile crime.—Mr. Haggar remarked that the I appointment of such a censorship j was in progress.—It was resolved to concur with the suggestion. Cwmaman Allotments.-The Council having applied to Lord Aberdare for allotment land at Glynhafod, Cwm- aman, Col. Morgan, his agent, now re- plied that the land could not be let to the Council until February, 1918, but the present tenant of the land would f'e prepared to let portions at once to any persons who wished to apply. — The letter was referred to the Parks Com- mittee. Wages.—The agent of the Municipal Employees Society wrote applying on behalf of all the local men in his society for 3s. per week increase for men now in receipt of 4s. war bonus and 4s. per week for those in receipt of 3s. war bonus, and that the increase be merged into the wage rate.—Mr. W. Thomas moved and Mr,. W. Lawrence second- ed, that the matter be considered by a special meeting of the Council. Carried. Sunday Employment of Children. The Council decided to adopt a byelaw making it an offence to employ children on Sundays for any purpose except for the sale and delivery of milk. Public Conveniences for Aberaare. Third Time of Asking. Mr. W. Hees had the following notice on the agenda: "That public lava- tories be erected in Victoria Square, Aberdare, and at the Public Park, for both sexes." Mr. llees remarked that this was the third time for him to in- troduce this motion. It was carried on a former occasion, but Mr. A. P. Jones and others raised some difficultv to the effect that the Council had.no right to the sub soil in Victoria Square. --t would be remembered also that a depu- tation of Victoria Square tradesmen appeared before the Council, protesting against the erection of an underground urinal in lie Square. There was also a suggestion that a convenience should be erected on the premises of the pro- posed new library in High Street, but a new library was now very remote, so he was returning to the proposal of erecting public underground conven- iences for both sexes in Victoria Square. With regard to Mr. A. P. Jones' former objection, he had looked up the Act of Parliament and found that the Council had the necessary compulsory powers. There was no need, added Mr. Rees, to enlarge on the urgency of what he was proposing. It was a crying scandal that such a place had not been built years ago. It might be argued that the present time was not opportune, but it was as op- portune a time as they would have within the next 8 or 10 years. Passing on to speak of the Park, Mr. Rees said that many families spent what holidays they obtained, at the Park, and the need of a public lavatory there was urgent. Surveyor: There is accommodation at each end of the Refreshment Room. Mr. Stonelake: It is no good at all. It has been an absolute failure. Surveyor: It is very little used. Mr. Stonelake: That is because it is no good. Mr. Stonelake seconded the motion, adding that there was no argument against the need of such a place. Some tradesmen said it was a nuisance, but that statement was the most ridiculous ever made to the Council. How on earth could the erection of a urinal underground be a nuisance to any tradesman? As to Parks, they would find conveniences in every one—except Cwmaman. (Laughter). There was even a Ladies Convenience at Aberdare Cemetery. The motion was 20 years overdue. As elected Councillors, he supposed they represented women as well as men. What if the Council was composed of a majority of women, and the wonien had neglected men's conven- iences, as the male members had ne- glected the women? There would be a terrible outcry. Mr. W. Lawrence, supporting, said that the men were everywhere provided for, and in Heaven's name why should not similar provision be made for women, for they were part and parcel of the human race. He couldn't understand it at all.—The Chairman said there was no doubt that the proposed convenience was an abso- lute necessity, but whether the time was opportune was another matter.— Mr. Ogwen Williams: What was the estimate given last time for a place in Victoria Square ?-8urveyor: It was slightly over £ 1,000. I quite agree with Mr. Stonelake that an under- ground convenience cannot be a nuis- ance to the people living in the vicinity. The one I designed some time ago would really be a miniature garden. Mr. John Evans: Could we not make the place remunerative as they do at Car- diff."—Mr. Idwal Thomas supported the motion and said the work ought to be done. It was a question of health, I and no considerations of cost should be placed before health.—Mr. Ogwen Wil- liams also supported, and remarked j that if the motion were carried they would have an opportunity of consider- ing the matter furtheL-In the course j of further discussion Mr. Rees agreed to alter his motion to the effect that a Ladies Convenience only be erected m | Victoria Square to begin with. The motion was then carried. Cwmbach.—Mr. D. E. Davies had given the following notice of motion: That this Council resolves to pur- chase or hire a Motor Bus for convey- ing passengers between Aberdare and Cwmbach. If hired, a trial of three months to be agreed upon."—Mr. Dd. j Davies seconded.—Mr. A. J. Abraham and Mr. Stonelake said it was a matter of impossibility to obtain buses now, and the motion was withdrawn. The Gas Undertaking At a special meeting held on May 22nd the Clerii gave a resume of the hearing of the Gas Bill before the Lords' Committee. Una- i nimously resolved that this Council is of opinion that the purchase by the Council of the undertaking of the Aber- dare and Aberaman Consumers' Gas Co. would be of advantage to the rate- payers, and also in their interests, but that under the existing financial condi- tions occasioned by the war, the matter of the purchase of the undertaking should be deferred for the present. Further resolved that this Council do petition against Aberdare and Aber- aman Gas Bill, 1916, in the House of Commons, and that the Clerk and Solicitor be instructed to take all neces- sary steps in relation thereto. Welsh Preferred.—A letter was read from Mr. Gwilym Bosher, architect, suggesting the name Hurst Grove'' for the new houses behind Richmond Terrace, Abernant. Resolved that Mr Bosher be requested to furnish a Welsh name instead. Housing.-Hesolved that this com- mittee, being satisfied that Nos. 179, 180, 181, and 182 Brynmair Road, Godreaman, and 36 Commercial Street, Aberdare, Are in such a condition as to constitute a nuisance, direct the Clerk to prepare and have served upon the owners of the said premises notices re-- quiring them to abate the said nuis- ance. Infant Consultation Work. The Clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board, conveying the Board's satisfaction with the work of Infant Welfare undertaken by this Council, and suggesting the appoint- ment of another trained nurse for the efficient discharge of the work. Cenerai Hospital. An application from the High Constable, Mr. Charles Kenshole, was read, for the laying of a water service to Abernant House (which is to be converted into a Genen-i Hospital) at the expense of the rate- payers.—Resolved to recommend that this request be acceded to.
I Aberdare Education Committee. A meeting of the Education Commit- tee followed the above, Mrs. Rose Davies being present in addition to the Councillors named. Mr. Ogwen Williams was in the chair, and Mr. Idwal Thomas in the vice chair. Whitsun Holidays.—Mr. T. Botting said he was in receipt of communica- tions from the Board of Education re- garding Whitsun holidays, giving an extract from the Prime Minister's speech, in which he impressed the de- sirability of suspending the Whitsun Holidays and making the suspension of the holiday as general as possible.-I-i reply to Mr. W. Rees the Director said that a week was usually allowed at Whitsun.—Mr. Rees: I see no need of interfering with the holidays in a dis- trict like this.—Mr. Illtyd Hopkins: How can we benefit the country by postponing the children's holidays? The Director remarked that they would not increase the output of coal by a single ton if they abandoned the holi- days. The health of the country should be considered. The Whitsu.i holidays was the most refreshing in the whole year. He noticed, however, that at Cardiff and Swansea the holi- days were abandoned. — Mr. Illtyd Hopkins said there was nothing to gain by postponing the holidays, and moved that a week's holiday be granted as usual.—Mr. W. Rees seconded. The Director added that there were a num- ber of tea parties to be held next week, and that would interfere with the at- tendance even if the schools were kept open.—The motion was agreed to.
Old Lady: And how did you get wounded, my poor fellow ?-The Hero: By not minding my own business, and interfering in this blooming war!
Abercynon Police Court. I Thursday, June I.-Befoi-e Messrs. R. A. Griffith (Stipendiary), Griffith Evans, W. Fenwick and W. Jones. Dog and Defendant DisaPPear. Bertha Woods, summoned for having no dog licence, did not appear.—Police I evidence was given that she and the dog had vanished. It was thought she had gone to Gloster.—Fined 2s. 6d. Mofe DogS.—Priscilla Stokes and Evan Evans were fined respectively 2s. fid. and 7s. 6d. for not getting dog I licences in time. Man With Two Names. William Vaughan, Penrhiwceiber, was charged j with failing to report himself under the Military Service Act.-P.C. Williams saw him on May 30th. He said his name was as above but he had regis- tered in the namo of Wm. B. Taplin.— Sergt. Major F. W. Johns produced the proclamation ordering men to report themselves. He had sent defendant a notice. — Stipendiary By registered post?—-Witness: No, sir; there is no necessity under the Act of Parliament. j —Stipendiary Well, that is no proof of service.—Mr. T. Elias (the clerk) Have you a copy?-—Witness: No, sir.— Stipendiary: We shall not infiict a fin: Defendant will be handed over to the military authorities. Bothers at the 'Swi.-Alice Monks summoned Rachel Owen, both married women and neighbours in Clive Ter- race, Ynysybwl, for assault. Mr. Leonard Porcher, Pontypridd, was for the defence, and Mr Ivor Parry, Ponty- the defence, and Mr Ivor Parry, Ponty- pridd, for the complainant. There was a cross-summons. The case arose out of a quarrel between their respective babies, explained Mr. Parry.—Com- plainant stated that on May 15th Mrs. Monks complained of the conduct oi witness' little boy. He had cut her I baby's head she said. Defendant used abusive language, and armed with a broom, ran after witness' child. De- fendant swore most horribly, and then struck witness with her fist. She threatened to murder her child. Un- fortunately since the occurrence her child had died from croup.—Mrs. Alice Grice, 55 Paget Street saw Mrs Monks hit Mrs Owen with a broom, and she heard her say, "I'll kill the little devil."—Rachel Ann Pritchard also saw defendant strike plaintiff. Mrs. Monks' case was then heard. She said she had been to 16 Church Street, and I when she came back she tapped Mrs. Owen's child, as Mrs. Owen would not ¡ correct him herself. There was a bit II of a tussle between them,. and blows were exchanged, but Mrs. Owen struck her first. Mrs. Owen also threw a stone at her, hitting her in the back. Witness then struck Mrs. Owen with her closed fist. Elizabeth Rees, 8a Clive Terrace, knew nothing of the stone throwing.—Alice Jones, 7r.. Clive i Terrace, also gave evidence.—Stipen- diary: We have listened to the details of a disgraceful row. One could quite expect that Mrs. Monks would get angry when she found her child's head cut, but after tapping the child she nacl no right to chase him with the broom in her hand, nor to assault the mother. Mrs. Monks would be fined 12s., and the cross-summons dismissed. A Slanderous Tongue." —Margt. Emery, Robert Street, Ynysybwl, was summoned for assault by Dinah Evans, a neighbour in Robert Street. The latter's evidence was that defendant came to her house and said something about men staying with her late at night. One was her son, she said. De- fendant then struck her a blow and beat her against the wall.—Mary Wil- liams, a neighbour, corroborated. Katie Lewis saw Mrs. Emery "up with her fist and strike Mrs. Evans."—P.C. Kennard also gave evidence. Mrs. Emery's cross-summons was then heard. She stated that Mr. Lewis and her son-in-law were fighting in Lewis' house, and Mrs. Evans had been there all the night. Mrs. Evans struck wit- ness first, and she struck in defence. j I haven't had a life since I'm living there," continued the witness. Mrs. Evans had called her a tripe hound. (Laughter.) Mrs. Emery then handed a note to the Bench.—Stipendiary This is a certificate that Mrs. Emery is a well-conducted person. I don't agree with that. She is a very violent person with a slanderous tongue. She will be fined 9s., and bound over to keep the peace. The cross-summons is ais- missed. Husband's Defiant Attitude.—Frank Clayton, Ynysybwl, was summoned by Violet, his wife, 5 River Row, Ynysy- bwl, in respect of arrears of mainten- ance amounting to flo 6s. 6d. The i order, 12s. 6d. per month, was ob- tained on May 6, 1915.-Stipendiary: He must pay 3 weeks at once. I re- member this man before. He assumed a rather defiant attitude.—Adjourned for a month. Alleged Violence in Pit. Gomer Morgan (24), a haulier employed at the Dowlais Cardiff Colliery, Abercynon, was summoned for behaving in a vio- lent manner and committing a breach of the Colliery Act, and also for as- saulting the master haulier, Thomas Trevethin.—Mr D. W. Jones, Merthyr, appeared for the prosecution and Mr. Ivor Parry, Pontypridd, for' the de- fence. The case against defendant wis that he insisted on getting into the colliery "gwt" (queue) out of his turn. The Company stopped his lamp and he went to see Mr. Pugh, tne manager.— A number of witnesses were c&lled, but the Bench were not satisfied and dis- missed both summonses.
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Trecynon and Llwydcoed Notes. BY MARCELLO. A few days ago Mr. might be seen patrolling the town sporting a walking-stick, a straw hat and a wooden head to match. Who is the lady from Llwydcoed who told a chauffeur that "he ought to go out to fight the blessed Germans." I think she is capable of performing some war work, too. "The old man and I from Shop Houses consume jointly two bottles of ale nightly. Every evening like the clock she may be seen carrying her clock she may be seen carrying her burden of beer from a neighbouring inn. Quoit-playing has a fascination for some local women. The other night two of them might be seen climbing a wall to have a look at the players. The next time bring a ladder with you. next time bring a ladder with you. The usual custom with prams, when there is no longer any use for them, is to advertise them for sale. But Llwyd- coed people, with their keen sense of coed people, with their keen sense of adaptability, have a new use for the vehicle when Babs outgrows it. It is used to convey bread from the bake- house. The itinerant young lady known locally as the "Rolling Stone" has rolled away from Llwydcoed. Let us L hope she will stick to her pastures new. It is' not true that she has entered munition works. She is too fiery for that job. • Why is Merthyr such a favourite re- sort with some of the Llwydcoed ladies? Is it because they can have a tiddly at the fountain without being identified? o;=: