MERTHYR & ABERDARE BAPTISTS The annual meetings of the Merthyr and Aberdare District of the East Gla- morgan English Baptist Association were held at Beulah Baptist Church, Dowlais, on Monday. Mr R. Edwards- James, solicitor, Merthyr, was elected president for the ensuing year, and the Rev. D. G. Miller, Abercynon, vice- president. Councillor Thomas Jones, J.P., Penrhiwceiber, was re-elected treasurer, and the Rev. J. Lloyd Wil- liams, Park, Merthyr, secretary. A re- solution was carried requesting that credentials should be placed before the district before ministers .could be re- commended to the Association. It was decided to recommend for acceptance the following ministers :—The Revs. H. Jones, Nelson and Trelewis; D. P. David, Mountain Ash; J. Francis Jones, Mountain Ash; C. A. Price, Troedyrhiw: and D. Rees, Aberaman and Hirwain. It was agreed to nomin- ate Mr. R. Edwards-James as vice-pre- sident of the Association.
Not Dead Yet. Corporal Ashman, of Aberdare, 20th late 11th Batt., somewhere ]n France, is still doing his bit as an "la soldier, despite the rumours that he has been killed in action. He has heen out since December. He had been out previously for 18 months.
Aberamanite Killed. News has been received by Mr. Wm. ,Jenkins of 7 Mason Street, Aberaman, that his brother, Private Gideon Jen- kins. 2147, attached to the 5th \eIsh Hegt., was reported killed on March :!6th at Gaza. Private Jenkins en- listed at the outbreak of war. He underwent training it Pembroke, Red- ford, Tunbridge 'Wells and Scotland. He was at the landing of Suvla Bay. V'HH Gallipoli he went to Egypt. in civil life Private Jenkins worked as a miner.
In the R.F.C. Mr. Idris Jones, only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Jones, Teilo House,, Monk St., now stationed at Farnborough, Hants. He joined as a Cadet in the Royal Flying Corps and left Aberdare fortnight, ago. He finds the work very interesting. Farnborough is in close proximity to Aldershot. one of the IHg centres of military training.
ABERDARE VOLUNTEERS. On Sunday morning there was a fair Punster of the Aberdare Company 2nd battalion Glamorgan Volunteer Regi- 5?ent at the Drill Hall. Headed by the ^non Valley Band, under the direction Mr. J. Manley, they marched, under he command of Captain A. L. Gregor, to the Aberaman Park. Here they were Put through company drill by Sergeant fhIng, Instructor to the Battalion, and The officers of the Corps. The men were dismissed at the Drill Hall just before one o'clock.
MOUNTAIN ASH EDUCATION COMMITTEE. On Tuesday.—Present: Mr. Bruce Jones (chairman), Mrs W. G. Williams, Messrs W. Da vies, W. Lamburn, Chas. Maddox, James Evans, T. W. Jones, Noah Bowles, J.P., Griffith Evans, J.P., David Rogers, W. Millar. Thos. Jones, J.P., with Mr. Alfred Morgan (director).
Separa\ion Allowances. v A 3°int meeting of the Council and 'Clueation Committee was held in the first instance to consider the question allowances to employees now serving n'th the colours, in relation to the re- cent general increase in separation al- lowances. It was explained that? only 3 or 4 cases were affected, and it wa's resolved to continue the grants as paid at pres- ent.
Men Over 41. Mr. A. Pincombe mentioned the new proposals of the Government, inviting men 41-50 to join the Army. He would like the Council to explain their views as to what action the) Council officials should take. There were Several officials of that age, including himself, Messrs. F. Stock, D. T. Evans. G. Thomas and others. The Chairman said his view was, after reading Press opinions on the matter, that there was no desire on the Part of the Government to take men who were already doing work of na- tioanl importance. Mr. Griffith Evans said the official proclamation had not been issued yet. He moved that the matter be deferred. Mr. W. Lamburn seconded. Mr. Rogers did not think that heads of departments should be taken. Mr. Evans' motion was agreed to.
Save Bread. The Director said he was in receipt of a circular from the Board of Educa- tion, who at the request of the Food Controller were calling the attention of Local Education Authorities to tne serious shortage of wheat supplies and the necessity for economy in the use of bread. The Board hoped that the Committee would co-operate with the Local War Savings Committee. Lord De vonport stated that information had reached him that children brought bread to schools to eat during the din- ner hour or plav-time, and that a good deal of it was wasted. Teachers should take steps to urge children the need of preventing waste. The Board were Prepared to consider proposals for the discontinuance temporarily of domestic subjects classes for elementary school children, and set up instead clases for women. The Chairman said that Lord Devon- port had been in communication with Mr. T. Richards, M.P.. about the ra- tioning of miners. Lord Devonport agreed that miners should have more bread than the official allowance. How- ever, the Director could instruct tne teachers to impress upon the children to avoid wase. He had tried Lord Devon- port's allowance of 4 lbs. per week, and he was bound to say it was not enough. Mr Rogers said that in the past- he did not know whether it applied at present—a great deal of waste of bread took place throughout the district. Mr. Thomas Jones said the need for economy should be brought home to the parents. The children were given pj es of bread and butter to eat on the road oil their way to school, and half of it wa s very often wasted. Children should ea't their food at home instead of on the road. Mr. Lan 'burn asked what steps the committee proposed taking with rp- spect to th recommendation of Hoard to cony, 'rt the domestic classes into c.'isses mothers. The Director County Council four demonstra- the four cookei tern Ash, Penr and Ynysybwl. He had received a re- ply from Dr. John James that the matter would be laid before the Gla- morganshire Education Committee. It was resolved that they write to the Board of Education, on account of the delay occasioned in communicating with the County Council, and that the Board be asked to make a grant.
Increasing the Maxima. The Director read the reply of the President of the Board of Education to a question in the House of Commons, to the effect that the minimum rates he had in view, and which he wanted to increase, were Certificated men teach- ers who were paid £ 100 per annum; certificated women, £ 90; uncertificated teachers, £ 65; and full-time domestic subjects teachers who had the recog- nised qualifications, C90. Mr. Thomas Jones: Are we above that? Di rector No, sir.
School Dentist Joined the Army. Arising from the report of the Aber- dare and Mountain Ash School Dentist Joint Committee, it was mentioned that the County Tribunal had refused exemption to Mr. W. T. Flooks, the school dentist for Mountain AsJi Schools, Mid the committee had writ- ten to Messrs. Edgar Jones, \1..P., C. B. Stanton, M.P., and Clem Edwards, M.P., asking them to help the com- mittee to secure the exemption ot Mr. Flooks in view of the dearth of dent- ists. The Director said that replies had been received to the effect that they could not interfere. Mr. W. H. Jones, dentist, was acting for Aberdare. j.j.e (Mr. Morgan) did not know whether he could also take Mountain Ash on. The Chairman said there was no possible chance of getting exemption tor Mr. Flooks in view of his age.
Slates v. Copybooks. The Director, who had been in. structed to report on the merits of | slates, with the view of replacing copy- books at school because of the huge increase in the cost of paper, enumer- a ted several objections to the use oi slates. He added that the initial cost of supplying slates to Standards 1 to 3, and to the 1st and 2nd Classes in the Infants' Departments would be about E225. The following objections to slates were mentioned :— (1) They are not sanitary. Scholars are tempted to spit on them to clean them, and they probably assist the spread of scabies and other skin dis- eases. They cause a greater strain to the eyes, especially on dark afternoons. (2) Educationally, they encourage carelessness and inaccuracy, and dis- honest work, as alterations made after copying from another scholar's work are not easily detected. Mr. Noah Bowles moved that they do not substitute slates for paper. He moved that for hygienic reasons. I This was seconded and carried.
Empire Day. ¡ Mr. T. W. Jones moved that the schools celebrate Empire Day (May 24th) as usual, by going through a special programme in the morning and observing a half-holiday in the after- noon. Mr Thomas Jones seconded.—Carried. Twenty-four Schools had won the half-holiday granted for excellent at- tendance.
MOUNTAIN ASH POLICE COURT. Thursday, May 10.—Before Col. Mor- gan Morgan (presiding), Aid. VVm. Jones and Mr. J. K. Brooks.
Drunk and Disorderly. Mary Ann Hart, in Cardiff Road, Mountain Ash, 6s.
Debtor Assaults Creditor. Walter Griffiths, Penrhiwceiber, was summoned for assaulting Samuel Mor- gan, fruiterer, Park Street, Penrhiw- ceiber. On Thursday, April 19th, said Mor- gan, defendant come up to him and asked him about what he had been saying to his wife. Witness ex- plained that he had allowed her to have some greengroceries and she would not pay. Defendant then struck witness three times. will. Morgan corroborated. Defendant, who did not appear, was fined 40s. and costs or 11 days.
Fowls, Feathers and Fines. Hubert Evans, a haulier, and Mary Eliza Cole, married woman, both of I Newtown, Mountain Ash, were charged the former with stealing 8 fowls and the latter with receiving four of them, weli knowing them to have been stolen. George Wm. Miller, a colliery saw- yer, living at Cwmcynon Farm, stated e I I he had been missing his fowls, and he started to watch. On Friday, April 27th, he was at, the stahle's with a mall named Fry and P.C. Davies. At 4.30 he saw Evans come from the stable and entice the fowls in. A little later he left, carrying a sack. Witness went after him' and caught him. On open- ing the sack he found one of his fowls with the nock wrung, but not quite dead. He had previously missed i fowls in the period of a month. Charles James Fry, an ostler, corro- borated. P.C. Davies stated that prisoner ad- mitted at the Police Station that he had stolen 8 fowls. Prisoner also said something else, which led witness to To to Mrs. Coles', where defendant lodged. There were feathers and a smell of burning feathers about. In her presence Evans said, "I gave her 4 fowls, and she feathered, cooked and helped to eat them." The female defendant admitted the offence, but pleaded "poor circum- stances." Evans pleaded e"ilty,.a™ was fined ic.-) or 11 days, and Mrs. Coles 20s. or 11 days.
police Sergeant Kicked. David Coill iis, 24 Napier Street, Mountain Ash, a collier, was sum- tai moned for stealing timber, and also -"1 assaulting P.S. Coleman. Mr. C. 1o prosecuted, and Mr. GA-ilyiti i-led. n deposed that on Wed- May 9th, at 3.30, lie mother man on the w-mills. Each ot of wood. When they saw him they dropped the timber. The other man ran away. Collins re- fused to give either his own or the other man's name, so witness took him to the office, where he obtained Collins' name and address, but he still refused to give the other man's. In the case of assault P.S. Coleman stated that defendant, when asked for his address, said, "Get it." Witness said. "YUll ought to be locked up. Defendant got up and gave witness a violent kick near the shin, knocking him nearly helpless. He was wearing hob-nail boots and toe-clips. Defend- ant also struck him, blackening his eye. They fell to the ground. De- fendant caught him by the ear, tear- ing it and making it bleed, and also gave him a blow in the mouth. b Lewis John Davies corroborated. There were three overmen in the office at the tinw-Tbniel Griffiths, Henry Griffiths and Harris. Fined 6s. or 7 days for stealing tim- ber. and £5 or one month for the assault.
Aberdare Tribunal. On Friday, May 11th. Present: Mr. Charles Kenshole (chairman), Mrs. Davies, Messrs. George Powell, W. M. Llewelyn, Joseph Martin, W. Lawrence, D. Tyssul Davies, William Hees, J.P., and Evan Jones, with Major F. N. Gray, .r .P.. a Sergeant-Major Johns (mili- tary representatives). Daniel Lloyd, 18, single, of 7 Welling- ton Street, Itobertstown, colliery surface haulier. Appeal on domestic grounds.— Refused. Joseph Davies, 35, married, 25 Llew- elyn Street, Trecynon. coal merchant. wholesale and retail.—Two months final. Dr. Martin Jones, Aberdare, applied for the exemption of his chauffeur, Alfred Coles. 38. married, of 2 Rachel Street, Aberdare. Postponed three months solely on the ground that he i was a doctor's chauffeur, and that there is at present a shortage of doctors. Mr. Richard Howells, Aberdare, ap- plied for ten weeks' postponement for his son, Gwyn Howells, to enable him to sit for an examination.—Refused. John Howard Morgan, 33, single, of 34 Clifton Street, Aberdare, applied on personal grounds—serious illness of mother. Had only passed Class C2.— Postponed three months. Charles Henry Bailey. 38, married, of 13 Ynyslwyd Street, Aberdare, credit draper's traveller, employed by Mr. A. C. MacCormack.—Postponed one month final to enable employer to find a substitute. Frederick James Whitehead, 39. married, of 27 Mostyn Street, Aber- cwmboi, ripper at Abercwmboi Colliery, previously working on a farm at Betii- esda, North Wales. Appealed on domestic grounds. Passed Class A.— Refused. Mr. Emrys Evans, chemist, applied for his only dispenser. David C. Anthony, Seymour Street, Aberdare, age 19. and passed Bl. Mr. Evans said he would be compelled to give up dispensing under the National Health Insurance if this man were taken. Anthony also applied on personal grounds.—Three months on business grounds; personal application refused. The Military gave notice of appeal. J. 1. George. 38, married. Welsh Harp Inn. Trecynon, passed B2, had been granted temporary exemption on his undertaking work as a coal haulier with Mr. Thomas Williams, Park Lane. The Tribunal renewed this arrange- ment for another three months con- ditional upon his continuing as house coal haulier. Mr. David Kees, builder. Trecynon, applied for David Davies, 36, married, Oxford Street, Gadlys. Mr. Rees said that his four sons had been taken, and this man was the only carpenter he had left.—Three months.
EMANCIPATION." This week Mr. Gwilym D. Phillips's drama, "Eulancipatioii," is being played to crowded houses in the Grand Theatre, Aberaman. The caste consists entirely of local artistes, and is a revelation of the dramatic talent possessed by people in this district. The principal part, that of Gordon Leslie, Miners' Agent and M.P., is taken by the author, who is also acting-manager himself.' It is the part of an enthusiastic advocate of Labour placed under conditions of stress and temptation and rising triumphant over them all. Every entrance and exit of the hero is made with a keen eye to dramatic effect, and the part is played throughout with passion and vigour. M iss Annie Dando. as the Millionaire s I Daughter, throws herself heart and soul into her part, acting with spirit and at the same time with restraint. She showed to great advantage in the passionate love scene where she leaves her father's house to follow the man of her choice. The part of Dave Harrison is taken by Mr. William Jenkins (Meir- ionydd), who portrays to the life the un- compromising Labour leader who will not be beholden in any way to capital. The Capitalist is represented by Mr. Fred E. Harris, who takes the part of Robert Sterling, Millionaire, who tries unsuccessfully to bribe Gordon Leslie. The play deals with the relations be- tween Capital and Labour, and a good part of the dialogue is taken up with arguments on one side or the other. A touch of broad humour is supplied by the committee members. Messrs. J. Argus, W. Ryan, H. Parry, and W. H. Evans, who provoked roars of laughter, especially Twin Poppett (J. Argus), who has a grudge against the decimal system. This is the scene which Mr. C. B. Stanton, M.P., thinks could with ad- vantage be lengthened. The play is entirely a modern one, about ordinary people under ordinary circumstances. No rich man's daughter in the olden days would have dared to beat her father in argument as Dorothy Sterling does in Act III. above all follow it up by coolly announcing her impending marriage to the man her father objects to. At the close of th? first performance on Monday night Mr. Stanton appeared on the platform to congratulate the author on his achievement. Mr. Stanton was received with cheers, and expressed himself as highly pleased that an Aber- aman boy could accomplish, so much. He described the drama as a "smart telling little sketch" and could vouch himself that the characters of the M P 's and committee-men were trllr to I ife. The author himself then spoke a few words of acknowledgment of the ap- preciative way in which his play had been received.
ABERDARE COUNTY COURT. Monday, May 14.-Before His Honour Judge Bryn Roberts.
Question of Tenancy. Thomas Lewis, 5 Violet Street, Aber- aman, represented by Mr. J. D. Thomas, Aberdare, sought to recover possession of a house, No. 16 Cardiff IZofid, from David Williams, lait Vale Bottling Stores, Aberdare. Mi. A. Porcher, Pontypridd, repre- sented defendant. Hugh Powell, manager of the George Hotel, Aberdare, formerly a grocer, Hotel, Aberdare, formerly a grocer, stated that he took a 21 years lease of the shop in question. He left the premises on April 6, 1916, after selling all the goods in the shop, and took the [ furniture to the George Hotel. On May 1st witness let the house, stable and garden to defendant. There was = o written contract. The stable was calendar month and the house and garden £ 1 13s. 4d. a calendar month, Defendant took possession on Mav 1st. On August 2nd witness received from deiendant a cheque for C8, being 3 months rent. The next rent was paid on Nov. 1st, a similar sum. On January 11th witness gave notice to the lessors, Messrs. Price and Thomas, to determine the lease. On January 18, 1917, he sold the remainder of the lease to plaintiff. By Mr. Porcher: The arrangement was that Mr. Williams should be a monthly tenant, but not receiving his rent for 3 months. He considered him a quarterly tenant. Thomas Lewis, the plaintiff, stated that he received -68 rent from defend- ,tiit oil Feb. 1, 1917, and on May 1st, 1917, a similar sum. The shop was un- occupied when he bought the property, and he wanted the whole of the pre- nuses for himself. David Williams. the defendant, stated that Powell told him that there were :H years of the lease unexpired, and he agreed to take the house, stable and garden at a rent of £32 per annum, the rent to be paid quarterly; the landlord to pay the rates and to do the repairs. Nothing was said about a monthly tenancy. Jn January, 1917, plaintiff came to witness and told him he had purchased the lease from Powell. He offered Lewis 4s. and the receipt for £ 7 IBs., the amount of the income tax on the property. Lewis refused to to take 4s. at first, but later returned and took it. The Judge remarked how unfortun- ate it was that there had been no writ- ten agreement. On the evidence he must find that the tenancy was a yearly one, and that 6 months notice must be given. Judgment for defendant.
Compensation Cases. Mr. William Thomas applied on be- half of Mr. William George, Ystaly- lera. that the balance of the compensa- tion moneys now in Court to the credit of Mrs. Ann George, deceased, be paid out to him as executor of the will.- Granted. He John Morse, deceased, 15 Wind- sor Terrace, Abernant, Mrs. Mary Ann Morse (his widow), represented by Mr. Win. Thomas, applied for the appor- tionment of the compensation moneys paid into Court by the Powell Duffryn Company. The amount wa-s ordered to be invested in the purchase of War Loan Stock, the interest to be paid out to applicant from time to time as the same accrued due. He Job John, deceased, 342 Cardiff Road, Aberaman, Mr. Thomas applied on behalf of Mrs. Mary Jane John for the apportionment of the compensation money paid into Court by the Powell Duffryn Co. His Honour directed that portion of the money be invested in War Loan Stock, and that 18s. per week be paid out to applicant for the maintenance of herself and children. Also a certain sum towards funeral expenses and debts incurred since the death of the de-ceased. Re Thomas James Morgan, deceased, Mrs. Harriet Ann Morgan, of 66 Gad- lys Street, Aberdare, for whom Mr. W. Thomas appeared, applied for the ap- portionment of t300 paid into Court by the Bwllfh Co. in respect of the death of her husband, Thomas James Morgan, who died on the 25th February, as the result of injuries sustained at Nantmelvn Colliery.—His Honour de- clared the widow and her child, Edith Anne, dependents, and directed that £ 220 be invested in War Loan btock, and that she be paid L9 18s. (burial ex- penses, and 22s. per week (until 1st February, 1918), together with the in- terest on the War Stock as same ac- crued due. Re Charles Henry Knowlton, de- ceased, Mrs. Margaret Eva Knowlton, the widow, represented by Mr. W. Thomas, applied for the apportionment of the compensation moneys paid into Court by the Bwllfa Co. Deceased sus- tained injuries at the Company's No. Pit, to which he succumbed at the Car- diff Hospital oii the 30th March last. The sum of £ 240 was ordered to he invested in War Loan Stock, the in- terest thereon to be paid out to appli- cant. Funeral expenses up to P,10 were allowed, whilst 17s. per week was to be paid out to the applicant for the main- tenance of herself and two children, such to continue until the 1st Febru- ary, 1918. Mrs. Mary Jones, of .^4 Bwllfa Bd., Cwmdare, represented by Mr. W. Thomas, applied for the apportionment of t300 compensation money paid into Court in respect of her husband, who was killed at the Bwllfa Colliery on the 4th September last.—His Honour or- dered that this sum be paid out to the applicant. Airs. Florence Mary Chugg, Glan- alllah Hoad, Cwmaman, applied to have an award reviewed. Mr. Thomas stated that applicant was the widow of Wa 1 lace Roach, who was killed on the 1st April, 1916, ht the Cwm- aman Colliery, and that the instalments has ceased on account of her marriage. His Honour stated he would renew the award, to date back to the time of I her marriage.
A little girl was crying in bed. She had a cold in her head, and one of her eves stuck. •'Mother, my one eye won't wake up," said the little one. Sure enough, many grown-ups would like to express their troubles as neatly.
BEER AND BREAD. Sir,—Mr. Runciman said in a recent letter to the National Temperance League that one of his last official acts in the Board of Trade was to forbid the use of wheat in any brewery, and the use of barley, maize or any other food- stuffs should now be forbidden. He expressed a hope that in view of the existing circumstances the League would join in the protest against the manufacture of liquor during the con- tinuance of the war.—Yours, M.S.L.
SINGERS. NOT SOLDIERS. Dear Editor.—I was reading the Aberdare Leader in my little dug-out somewhere in Macedonia about the concerts in Mountain Ash and district for Tommy home from the Front, and noticed the names of several young chaps who were singing there. Why should they be left at home to sing at smoking concerts while I've been out here—France and Belgium—twenty- seven months? They want combing out. It made me think a bit about the way things are carried on at home. Not- much Patriotism attached to some of them.—Yours faithfully, 29778 Gr. Jarman, R.F.A. 129th Brigade, 95th Battery, Salonica Forces. P.S.—I had the Leader given me by another Mount boy in the A.S.C., and was pleased to get a bit of news of Mountain Ash. it reminded me of the good old times I used to get there when playing for the Old Firm. Roll on when it comes again.
COST OF BREAD. Sir,—The Rev. Peter Price, B.A. remarked at libenezer, Trecynon, ac- cording to the report of the last issue of the Aberdare Leader, "that God had or- dained enough bread for all, and if there were some who did not get enough it was because others got too much." 1 quite agree with him. The other day Lord Dynevor said that only one-fifth of the wheat consumed was produced in this country! Why ? Because he and other landholders preserved so much ground for game purposes. The game cost us about ten million pounds annually. In the situation that now confronts the country I believe idle land is a crime, and the owner of it a "slacker," if he himself does not put it to work or allow someone else to do so. The vacillation and procrastination shown in our handling of this food problem contrasts vividly with what has been done by our Allies across the water. When the great reckoning-up day comes France will have the right to claim that, whatever she left undone during the war, one thing she did that must be counted unto her for righteous- ness: she saw to it that her people were always secure of their daily bread. In Paris, when the war began, the price ot bread was 45 centimes the kilo. The price of a quartern loaf was, therefore, eightpence. It is eightpence still, and unless there be dire disaster, it will never be higher so long as fighting goes on. In London, where before the war the price of such a loaf was fourpence halfpenny, it is now a shilling, and may before next Christmas be eighteenpence. By securing for all classes of the community plenty of bread at a fair price the French Government gives help very effectually to all classes. And the poorer the class the more it receives. The position England took up is quite the reverse.—Yours, etc., T. E. DAVIES, Trim sa ran.
CYNOG AND THE SABBATH. Sir,—Will you allow me a line or two in your paper in answer to the Rev. Cynog Williams and his followers. It would be better for him and all pea- shooters to come out here and fight for their King and country than to go hold- ing meetings about the place, and say it would be better for people to starve than break the Sabbath. I suppose these people get enough, and so they don't trouble about anyone else. I don't think there is one person in England or Wales that would waste food at the price it is to-day. I think also that it would be better for the Rev. Cynog Williams to go and give a helping hand to the people to do their gardens on Sundays than to go and preach such rot on the Square. It would do him good body and soul.— yours, etc. Shoeing Smith W. R. Evans, Some- where in France. Sir,—Just allow me to say a few words in answer to the Rev. Cynog Williams. In his address to the people against gardening on Sundays he says, "Better starve than break the Sabbath." I will Start with the subject that concerns us all. The rev. gentleman and his sup- porters couldn't get three meals a day if it were not for our brave blue- jackets, who work even on Sundays, ploughing the ocean to bring food for everybody. The cause of all the trouble in the war we were forced into was that the Germans broke all the laws of God Almighty. I firmly believe that the cause we are fighting for is a just one —that we are fighting for Christianity. May I also say that the Aberdare boys that have sacrificed everything-home. dear ones, even their lives, have done a nobler deed than the rev. gentleman and his colleagues did on Sunday at the Trecynon Square. Now, back to the ar- gument that it is better to starve than break the Sabbath, I say to the people of Aberdare, work in your gardens every minute you have to spare. I ex- pect you have all got some dear one at the front or on the way there. Don't be afraid to work on Sundays. I know that Sunday is a sacred day, so is the cause that our Government is asking you to work on Sundays for. Remember the boys that are fighting on land and sea to keep the Germans away from our shores. They have to face the enemy on Sundays as well as any other day. If we were to stop fighting on Sundays what would happen? Well the Germans would have us all, even the Sabbatarians who say it is belter to starve than break the Sabbath. By the way. I enjoyed a Welsh ser- mon last Sunday amidst the noise of the guns. The preacher was well over 50 years of age. There is a fine opening here for preachers to do some good work, that is, if they have no objection to working on Sundays.—1 am, sir, yours faithfully, 31569, Sergt. L. Edwards,-19th Welsh Regiment, B.E.F.
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