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Orand Theatre, Aberaman Week commenciBg January 27tb, 1919 Twice Mghtl>. ETRIBUTION One of the Greatest Dramas of Modern Times. Ihiilling, sensational, I; dramatically life-like. Produced for the first time on any stage unuer the personal direction of the Author, Mr. Gwilym D. Phillips. ure Your Sents by booking Ptew. Time and Prices as usual.
The J lril
The J lril X1fls is the photo of Driver YV. 12663, A.S.C., of 1 Albany Miskin, Mountain Ash, 1 ^< :|th was reported in the in i r 011 Dec- 14th- 'rhe tolloxY" 'ettor has been received by his r re:—"Dear Madam,—I very much to inform you that 3'our hus- (,^ud died in the 63rd Casualty fr~ar*ng Station on Nov. 22, 1918, L, kr°ncho pneumonia. He was rjed at the Military Cemetery in; ^ranee on the 23rd. 'Your husband j. *lS good soldier an an excellent (iVa>11 in every way, respecte<l „ by. CPt? niun in lii^ company. lie to- (lo 1 Wlth 14 others were knocked f^>TVQ. with influenza just as we were on the march to Germany t the 4th Army. He was too ill: tn P°n^inu^) J had to send him r-, "°spital in an ambulanc-e fit, ,Ilsseil(-,s just before we cyoos-ed I frontier into Belgium, i can-j i tell vou how sorry 1 am to lose, He lias done excellent work through, continually going up at •irS S t0 the trencheB under shell machine-gun hre, with no bought or fear, and always ready to ?° anywhere. It was indeed hard iafter going through what he ach to be knocked out by pneunion- l.- The fact that he died serving t's country should be a consolation ° J°u in your great sorrow. The neeis and men of this unit wish ,f> to express to you their deepest ii^pathv.—Yours faithfully, Arthur '•'imer (Capt.)." Pte. Tom Evans, 2nd Welsh Rgt., of Mrs. Mary Evans, Drift houses, Llwydcueri. Pte. Evans Vvas a reservist and was called up on. August 8, 1914. lie was taken })l'isoner at the iir«t battle of Yproti, 3], lyl4, and has been in cap- ;!vity in Giistrow, Micklingburg, Germany, for 4 years and 2 months. l'ior to joining* up he worked a* a filler Ditllas Colliery. He ar- ,v<-d in Scotland on Xmas mornitig •»nd reached holtlc on Dec. 27th.
M.M. AMD D.C.M. HONOURED.
M.M. AMD D.C.M. HONOURED. A presentation meeting and ttwak- lg concert was held at the Hose and astir- Hotel, Aberdare, last week t-o ^"oloome homo Signaller Edvvud 'V'i?rgan• <™d J 1 uomas, D.C.M. Mr. Hoiiborn accu- sed the chair. The president was ;Vr- Brownriffg (Mr. C. 13. Stanton's Election Agent); vice-chairman Mr. (has. Anthony, supported by Messrs. Tv Davie. John Morgan, Nicholas hlcliards, and Llewelyn Robert s. ^Jth henus were presented by Mr. "rowiu-jrrjr ^•j'th gold medals and !'|^b• In ;i Capital speech h? pftie. a well-deserved compliment for il0li- bra\erv on the batt?ofi.eid. Speeche. were also made by Mr. iloli- born, Mr. Jones, Mr. Harold Km gut. VocaJ and instrulllell till music by Charles Anthony. G. Seymour, Ar- thur Kazon, Mr. Merrett, C..Smith, Thomas Behar.ua. Joseph Dane." Trevor Evans, Thomas Morgan, M. Berryman, Signaller Edward Morgan, Thomas Llewelyn. Mr Nicholas Rich- ards proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Brownrigg and all artistes, seconded by Mr. Charles Anthony. L-Cpl Idris Thomas, who was a school teacher prior to enlisting, won the D.C.M. for gallantry at Villeselve on the 24th March last, when ho witn six men charged a German post, as a result, of which 60 Germans were taken prisoners. He is well-known and respected in the district. Sig- nailer Ed. Morgan won the M.M. for gallantry whilst under shell fire in the great battle of Bourlon Wood in November, 1917. He has also been a prisoner of war in Germany and only recently returned from captivity.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. CHURCH ENDOWMENTS. f-iir,-The voioe of the electorate has given Mr. Asquith and Mr. McKenna an answer to their Church Robbery. General Allenbv on his entry into .Jerusalem declared that all Moslem rights and endowments were to bo regarded as inviolate, If Mahommedan endowments are sacred then should not the endow- ments of the Welsh Church, that have been given by the Christian children of the Church, be retained;' —T am, etc.. W. PORTER. 2 Windsor Place, Cardiff.
HOOLIGANISM AT ABERAMAN.
HOOLIGANISM AT ABERAMAN. Sir,—"Will you kindly allow me through til-) medium of your paper: to draw the attention of the authoi-i- I ties to the wanton damage done to, certain properties in Cardiff Road, Aberaman, between 11 and 1 o'clock on Christmas eve. Coping I stones weighing at least two cwts. were thown down, one in Wyndham Crescent and two in Clifton Cres- cent, and also parts of the pillars, besides other damage between T.V.H. Station and Aberaman Police Station. Surely we are paying enough in rates to expect our pro- perties to be protected from such wilful damage by a lot of holiigans. —I am, your truly, A SUFFERER,,
i MOB LAW.
MOB LAW. I Dear Sir,—The spontaneous action taken to nxpreea the unanimity of til li feeling of the, patriotic majority— termed "Mob Law" by your corres- pondent—was an honest expedient for purging tho Market Hall of that part of the scum of the earth (Bolshevists) assembled therein. Can my self-confident correspondent recall the policy of the "Red Flag" party during the war—that of cease- lessly intriguing with a view to cre- ating strikes and so plunging our country into chaos? And what is a strike if it is not mob-law P Patriot- ic people usuallv allow things to drift. The incident in the hall was but a timely dam to arrest the en- croaching tide of anarchy.—I am, SOLDIER'S SISTER.
ICOUNCIL AND CINEMA RESTRICTION.
I COUNCIL AND CINEMA RESTRICTION. Sir,—May I lodge a complaint I, through your valuable columns against the ac.Uou of the Aberdare Council iu forcing the local Cinemas I to close for nalf-an-hour every evening. Kveu if this was necessary some time ago, surely it is no long- er necessary, now that the children have returned to school. On 'Tues- day evening^ last week I had to wait onLsido a Omcma for three quarters of an hour, during which it rained incessantly, and by the time I was admitted I was drenched to the skin. The ts.Tiue must have hap- pened to hundreds of others. 11 may also add that there were scores ¡ of children ia the crowd, almost crushed to death. In trying to re- medy one evil I really think the Council are creating other and worse evils. Whett the performances were noutiullous, I could come out at 9 p.m. and get to bed in good time. Now it is difficult to leave before 10 and sec the programme through. 1 appeal to the Council to reconsider this restriction.—Yours, etc., COLLIER.
VfAH MEMORIAL, i
VfAH MEMORIAL, Dear Sir,—The R-ev. E. T. Ev;:n_' letter in last week's Leader movi o mo to throw ont a suggestion. Whih* I approve of the principle, to my mind the proposal is not great enough. I propose that tile memor- ial take the form of a public build- ing worthy of the cause it would re- present and of the town of Aber- dare, wherein could be lodged the Club .suggested, a Public Hail, with Committee Rooms, etc. Tuat would enable the inhabitants to hold gen- eral or lodge and branch meetings, etc., in comfort, the lack of which is a great drawback to the town now. The whole cost could be borne by the inhabitants within the area of the Urban District of Aberdare, with contributions of Is. and upwards, thus giving the poorest the chance of participating in the memorial. When completed it should be handed over to the Council with such safeguards as may be deemed advisable. The upkeep could be met by letting the Hall, and if necessary a. small rate should be levied. I offer my sug- gestion for what it is worth. But a memorial we must and will have, whatever form it may take. Letters i in the press may bring forth good suggestions, but it is action we want. Perhaps the High Constable will take the initiative by calling a meeting of those interestid.-Yoiir,i, etc., D. H. DAVIS. 0 (erdinen Terrace, Cum ha eh.
! WAR MEMORIAL.j
WAR MEMORIAL. Sir.—1 have read with interest the correspondence introduced by the Hon. Sec. of the Aberdare j Branch N.A.D.S. & S. regarding a Memorial to Ex-Service Men. The; suggestion is a laudable one, and the idea appeals strongly to me. Nevertheless, under present condi- tions I think that the finest memor- ial that can be raised would be one that would ensure just and more generous treatment to the depeiul- ents of those1 who have fallen, and to those who are maimed and dis-i utiled; and seeing that demobilised men were re-instated in the positions they vacated when they joined the Army, and that employers of labour gave disabled men jobs that they could do. Beautiful monuments add to the beauty of a town, but they I do not feed the body. Poor Law In- stitutions represent the type of Ex- Service Club-s that have been built after past wars, and although we are promised that this shall not occur again it is questionable whether the victims of previous wars were not better off than those of to-day, who are expected to exist on the miser- able pittance granted them.—I am, sir, E. W. THOMAS, Hon. Sec. Aberewmboi Branch, I N.A.D.S. & S. ) j
THE HOUSING PROBLEM.
THE HOUSING PROBLEM. Sir,—Supposing Smith is the ten- ant of a house. With a rental of £ 15 12s. per annum he is worth £ 150. This he invests at 5 per cent. The owner induces him to buy the house he ia living in with the amount he had invested. As I soon as he bought the house he ceased to pay rent, but he must pay rates, taxes, and ground rent in- stead to the tune of say £ 6 4s. (3d. per year, leaving a balance on his rent*of £ 9 7s. 6d. This he invests at compound interest yearly o per cent. At the end of fourteen years if he Kept on paying rent, lIe would have been worth about E300, where- as now he is not worth £:200. Not only that, the house is ruined and uninhabitable through subsidence. He must clear out a ruined man, because by law he must put the house in proper repair, and keep on paying ground rent. During the war the Government passed a. War Risk Insurance Act to cover dam- age dope; by aircraft and bombard- ment. But so far as I can under- stand, in the ease of property so damaged that was not insured the Government did not hold itself liable. In other words, the Gov- ernment only helped those that helped themselves. Now sir, don't you think it is time to reform the law'in the case of Smith, or else pass an Insurance Act to cover all damages that houses are liable to, such as that caused by lightning, earthquake, storms, landslides, fire and subsidence. The latter has played havoc in the Aberdare dis- trict. One man I know lost his house in ten years after purchase. We could not win the war without coal. If coal is got to benefit all of lIS, then nil of us should help in cases such as mentioned above. Yours respectfully, A VICTIM TO SUBSIDED; u Cwmaman.
MOUNTAIN ASH -EDUCATION COMMITTEE.
MOUNTAIN ASH EDUCATION COMMITTEE. On Tuesday. Mr. Bruce Jones, «H\, in the chair. Also present Messrs W. Dav »ct.; w. Lamburn, G. H. Hall, Chas. Maddox, Rev. George Neigh- bour, Ncah Bowles, Griffith Evans, J.P., D. J. Lewis, D. Rogers, W. Millr:, with Mr. Alfred Morgan (Dir- ected >. iiLLEASE OF DENTISTS. A communication read from the B./iird of Education intimating that iieniirtts could be released, and inqu-rc i v. hat the position ot flift Auuiui-.ty was with regard t J the neea or dentists.—It was decided to defer consideration of same until a reply was received from Mr. Matthews, the former school dentist. TEACHERS & DEMOBILISATION. Mr..Rogers raised a discussion re release of teachers. lie said that the present standard of the staffs left a good deal to be desired, and the edu- cation of the children was bound to suffer.—A member remarked that the conduct of the children and children of older growth who had quitted school, left a good deal to be desired even before the depletion of the stalls, lie did not know where the fault lay, but that was the impression he had formed. The Director said that he ad ap- plied to the Board of Education for the release of all the teachers ho joined H.M. Forces from the Com- mittee's service. Mr. Rogers said that the resolution passed at the last meeting was that an application should be made noi only for those mentioned by the Dir- ector, but for those teachers who had been in this committee's service but who were in college when called up. Ultimately it was resolved to apply for the release of all college students who had been in the employ of the committee. LAST IN AND FIRST OUT. The Director, referring to the method which should be adopted in reinstating teachers released from the Army, remarked he had thought it would be best for the last appoint- ed temporary teacher to go out when an old teacher returned. He wished to qualify this now and suggest that it should be the last teacher appoint- ed to a certain school when a teacher who belonged to that particular school returned. The other method- to take the last appointed teacher no matter in what school—would mean a great deal of disorganisation. Mr. W. Millar thought it was a reasonable request, and he moved that it be adopted. Mr. W. Lamburn seconded. The Chairman said he hoped it would be strictly adhered to. The motion was agreed to. APPLYING FOR ARCHITECT'S RELEASE. It transpired that a great deal of work awaited the school architect, and the Director said an application had been made, but of no avail, for the release of Mr. W. H. Williams, the architect, who had written le- cehtly to the effect that he was doing nothing now in the Army. Mr. W. Millar said he had seen in the papers of a soldier who had a £ 1,500 job waiting for him. but was being detained in the Army cleaning windows. Chairman: Perhaps that was the first bit of real work he ever did (laughter). It was moved that the Director write a long letter to Whitehall. Rev. G. Neighbour: Substitute "strong" for "long." The proposal was agreed to. NO DANCING ALLOWTED. A Mr M S Davies applied on behalf of a private dancing class at Aber- cynon. for permission to hold a class at Abertaf School on two or three nights a week. It was a distinct class for young people, and fhey had been unable to have any other place. Mr. Wr. Lamburn said the applica- tion could not be entertained, inas- much as there was a resolution on the books against granting such ap- plications. Mr. B. Jones *aid it was rather un-. fortunate, because they could not possibly get another room. Rev. G. Neighbour: Cannot they get a vestrv ? Mr. B. Jones: They may as well ask for the raoon (laughter). Mr. Griffith Evans: What about the Workmen's Institute. Mr Maddox: Not a room to lef there. The Chairman thought it was much better for young people to be dancing than wasting their time ..ill., ice-cream shops. Director: It is the puritanic nature of the committee. Mr .Griffith Evans: Go on—next subject. Tnc matter then dropped.
CWMBACK WEDDINC. A pretty wedding took place at Mertnyr on Monday, December 30th. The contracting parties were Mr. Emrys Howell*, late of Onllwyn, and The contracting parties were Ali. Emrys Howell*, late of Onllwyn, and I Miss Janet Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Amos Thomas, of No. 1 Duffryn Road, Cwmbach. The bride, accompanied by her father, I who gave her away, was dressed in a grey satin costume and white hat trimmed with a bunch of orange blossoms, and carried a beautiful bouquet of white flowers and white heather. The bridesmaid, Miss Mor- fydd Rogers, was dressed in navy blue silk. Miss Margaret Thomas, and Miss Sarah Janet Davies, two young relatives of the bride, were dressed in white silk and carried j flowers Mr. David Jones, of Aber- aman, was best man. Messrs John
The Dental Surgeries Workrooms and Laboratories— 27 Victoria Aber::dap.. ovw tVUlea', V @«J$oh<>P8| ■BBHnMHBSaBEfSSaaBBRBBBnBBM GO TO ')M'<3 FOR FOR Reliable Teeth If the Best thrv are Hanburv's. Han bury defies Com- petitors. Haiilmrv has many Im t.it ¡-S, hut None are p eti I Haabury's Equal for Teeth. TEETH ARE HANBURY'S liFE STUDY. A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION: Try Hanburv's Had meke the Worst Dav In 1919 better than the Best Day in 1918. CALL ODAY YES, CALL AT NCF Why not s, ow Wisdom by call ;1; inm ediattly. Cases Repaie(i I Teeth added to (L: Ca ts, while you wait. Haiibury's New America = • Installation enables him to do same. OFFICIAL NEWS Change of Dental Representative. SPECIAL APPOINTMENT OF Mr. j. HAN BURY BY THE ABERDARE CO-OPERA lYE SOCIETY TO ATTEND TO THE TEE'H —— OF THEIR MEMBERS. He will he p eased to make all appointment with anyone requirl, g his advice act service. (Signed) ANEURIN DAVIES, Secretary. Mr. Hanbury s Patients' Children can bave their Bad Teeth taken out painless, Free of Charge, every Friday from 12 to 6.30 p.m. Open cia i 1", Q a.m. to 9 p.m.-Surgery Hours. OTHERS are serag vi ¡,¡, ;a mon ey fi. lr-r;J n UJi. 'õ r i /^NCE you start putting by a little money every few dnys for | investment in War Savings Certificates, it is surprising how I quickly you find yourself in-possession of a substantial sum. | The working men and women of Joseph Smithies & Sum, Ltd., | Albert Mills, EILmd. formed a War '> Association with I twenty members When the A¡i1Ù,iü:: signed, ihoy c.c.eL\;U'd | by bringing their purchases up to i ,300. Even, if they never I save another penny and sjniply k-ep the v Or.if;catcs (or five | years, that will mean fa? f-n-rv | I The members of Giriingtcn Consn\atiut;• Cl Bra-irord, | a formed an Association and ip, two ye^rs the oV ;i; rriher; r?d P I saved £ 3,811-—neaiiy £ 43 every I The 150 children of St. Martins G:rrh School, Oswestry, I invested in 22 months no l^ss than i War Lci- | tit'icslei.—an average o? irore than xxo f&r ncrh child. | £ 28— £ 43- £ 75 you'.vouid iind any ol; these surns verv useful | \vhv rot join a Vv'tr S^ ?ngs Assoc.aaon and fcel together a 5 bit of capital for yourself'? f') i Mfjlj* W iiAi:^j| |p| § will heip you "tú get ü. War Savins* Csrtifirstes cost J5/6eacS. 8 £ 1 each. You caaiite notice at i ■• y;>r y Its uriv i,9 frorr. a:j 'ivney Crd-r PoitQltie?, Bf.pi-. > S.v.-jl. -e»•••:• ••r-t rt Cjf;5 •f r ..l"=: t_(: .W
Morgan Thomas Danl. Davies, Eben- ezer Davie? and Willie Harris were also present. The party were con- veyed motor cars to the bride's par- ents' home, where « sumptuous breakfast was partaken of and a large number of friends joined them. In the afternoon the wedded pair left foi- Bristol. The bride's travelling (Ir 1 •,v-a-> 1 xi blue cloth with hat 10 match- The bridegroom has been on active .service in France, where he was st'iiouely wounded. Young Housewife: H Oh. Reangpe, cook's run away and—ohl "J Hus- band Well, 'don't upset yourself. Anyone'd think she'd taken your dia- mond earrings or the Queen Anne tea-service." Young Housewife: 1 cc Worse than that! She's taken all the dripping from our Sunday joint!" Her Fathrr: "What are your pros- peetsl^ ivalo Young; "1 have an Ainele who is very rich. He has just been taken seriously ill."