MILK is. PER QUART. Women's Protest at Aberdare. A largely-attended meeting was held at Siloa Hall, Aberdare, on Monday evening to protest against the high price of milk, which for the next three ir.onths will bo Is. per quart in Aberdare and district. Lady Rhondda had been advertised to speak, hut the chairman, Mrs. J. A. Wil- liams read a wire received from her ladyship regretting inability to attend. Mrs. Rose Davies was the first speaker, and sho said that the milk problem was one of the most serious they had to face, for it was the essential food of infants. The price of milk in pre-war days was 5d. per quart, and next month it would be Is. Doctors were advising parents to give their children a quart of milk each per day, but at such an outrage- ous price very few parents could afford it. She gave one instance of a mother who had four children, the eldest only five years of age. If that y I mother carried out the behests of the doctors, it would cost her 28s. per week in milk alone. The next best to mother's milk was cow's milk, and the result, of dear milk was that parents were resorting to tinned milk. They were told that Is. was simply the x maiimum price, but they all knew that the maximum price was always the rate charged. The excuse for this increase was that feeding stuffs for cattle had gone up. The public should see to it that there was no profiteering in foodstuffs. She would also like to point out that liocal Authorities had powers to supply milk to expectant and nursing mothers and babies free of charge if necessary, in such cases where they were satisfied the people had rio means. The Government were sub- sidising a good many things, and she thought they ought to subsidise milk and allow it to bo sold at a price not exceeding 9d. per quart. (Applause.) Mrs. Jenkins (Guardian), the next speaker, gave some figures showing that the farmers were profiteering. In pre-war days the farmers, or wholesalers, sold milk at 8d. per; gallon, and they made a fair profit on that price. Assuming that the cost to produ ce a gallon was 6d., and that the Drofit to the farmer was 2d., they would see at a glance what a huge profit he made now. It had been stated by the Food Controller that the farmer's expenses had gone up three times. Well,' accepting that statement, the cost per gallon would thus be Is. 6d.; but what did the farmer charge now? He got 2s. 8d. per gallon, a profit of Is. 2d. on every gallon. The retailers-and she was glad to see several present—thought that inasmuch as the farmers were doing so well, they must follow suit. Who was to blame fur all this? Primarily the Government. (Applause.) The Chairman invited speakers, and a milk vendor said that they as a class had suffered severely by the high prices. He declared that the" farmers pocketed the profits. The cost of feeding stuffs had not gone up three tytnes, for up to now the cattle were on grass, which had been plentiful. The milk-vendors were making a Id. per gallon less profit now than when milk was 4d. per quart. The Chairman remarked that it would be a good thing if the Milk Vendors' Association put some pressure on the farmers. Of course, the Government were also to blame. They might have been justified in pandering to the farmers during the war, but there was no excuse for it now. Mr. W. T. Evans, a local milk-: vendor, said that in a sense he was a black-leg in the trade, for he recently sold milk at his two dairies at a Id. per quart less than the other retailers j charged, and yet he did not sell more than the usual quantity, which went to prove that people wanted milk delivered at their doors. They as re- tailers could not reduce the price unless compelled to do so. Three other milk vendors spoke, all declaring that they were not over- charging when it was taken into con- sideration what they had to pay the wholesalers. Nurse Greening proposed, and Mrs. Wilcox seconded the following resolu- tion:—"That this meeting strongly protests against the present high price of milk and against the pro- posed increase to take place on De- cember 1st." This was carried unanimously, and a hearty vote of thanks to the chair- man concluded the meeting. The meeting was organised bv the various Women's Guilds.
ABERDARE N.D.P. The meeting held under the auspices of the above at the Empire, Aberdare, on Sunday evening, was poorly attended. The speaker was Councillor J. B. Heath, Surbury, who, in the course of half an hour's address, said that Mr. Stanton had been pushed outside his union on account of *his political views. it was not right, said the speaker, that anyone should be forced into a particu- lar political groove. A certain element were1 controlling the trade unions be- cause of the apathy of the major portion of the members. It was a great mistake on the part of any working man to allow anyone else to do the thinking for him, and it was wrong for the officials of any union to claim that the other members at large were of the same opinion as themselves. Referring to the National- isation of Mines, the speaker questioned whether the miner would be better off if this became an accomplished fact. The question was one affecting every section of the community, and the country should first be given an opportunity of stating whether it was to become law or not. Other points in the address were "Direct action is a mistake," and "The price of foodstuffs etc., can only be low- ered by increased produntion." Mr. W. D. Kelsall presided.
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I ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. WELSH AMATEUR CUP. On Saturday last the Aberdare Ama- teurs surmounted a formidable ob- stacle when meeting the smart Albion eleven of Cardiff in the second round of the above competition. To beat their doughty opponents by 2 goals to nil speaks well for the locals. And make- no mistake there wSs no fluke about the victory, sheer doggedness did it. The boys played as if their lives depended upon the result, but it was very late in-the game before they were rewarded. A penalty kick was the beginning of Cardiff's downfall. A youth by the nickname of "Twmmi" was entrusted with the all important kick, and he made no mistake about placing the sphere in the net. The one and only Jack Evans placed the result beyond doubt while the Albions were looking on. I The eleven from goal to centre for- ward started as if they meant serious business. They all did their level best with the knowledge from past exper- ience that they were up against hot stuff. As I wrote after their first meeting the Albions depended princi- pally upon their speedy forwards, but on this occasion they soon began to learn that long kicks and quick follow- ing up was not going to come off. Tom Tennant with his exceptional speed frustrated this favourite manouvre of the Cardiff flyers, and try as they would they could not break through his defence. He is not such a mighty kicker as his partner Nick James, but depends upon a tricky way of putting in a little punt over the heads of those opposed to him, and after rounding them, places well to his forwards. Dai James was again well in the picture as was also Gibbon at centre half. In these two positions the Darians are very powerful. The right half, Emrys Richards, is a most honest worker, but lacks the finer points of the game. He is not an adept in the art of feeding his forwards, but is rather too fond of high punts with the result that the op- posing full-backs are able to get in their kicks without difficulty. f The forwards are improving. Jack Evans at centre, however was not in his merriest mood, but he made up before the end by putting pa id to the visitors chances of pulling off a draw. George Davies at outside right has lost all his speed, and was seldom able to beat the opposition. Vater and Pinkie on the left did many smart things, and the before-mentioned ''T^mrai" was very lively and energetic. There was a distinct improvement in the gate, but the committee would like to see a larger number present. The boys are playing extremely good foot- ball and are deserving of a much big- ger following. On Saturday next the Darians jour- ney to Cardiff to meet the same oppon- ents in the replayed South Wales Sen- ior Cup-Tie. They are going all out for a win, and if determination will do it then the game is as good as won. t The following eleven has been selected to do duty for Aberdare:—Goal, Jack Phillips; full-backs, Nick James (capt.) and Tom Tennant; half-backs, Emrys Richards, Aaron Gibbon and Billing- ham forwards, Pinkie, T. J. Evans, Tom James, Dai James and Vater. -X- Harry Gosling, of Milford Haven, well known to Soccer followers in South Wales, is desirous of turning out for the Darians. His lack of speed will be made up by cleverness and his won- derful knowledge of the game. At centre-half he will be able to coach his youthful mates, and his inclusion, in the team shoud prove of material ad- vantage. A position at right half will then be found for Gibbon. An! extraordinary protest which was heard by the South Wales and Mon. Association and dismissed was laid by the Treharris eleven against Hirwain in a recent Cup Tie. Incidentally the Hirwainites won the game by 1 goal to nil. The ground for the protest was that the goal posts had warped. Didn't the All Whites have their champion linesman with them r Surely this was not good sport on the part M Haydn's favourites. -X- The Athletics of Aberaman brought off a smart performance in beating Bargoed on the latter's ground in a Welsh League encounter. Like Wool- wich Arsenal they seem to play their best football away from homel The Aman Park brigade again experiment- ed, Pointon a half-back partnered Billy Owen at back, Tom Jenkins the goalie was tried in the half-back position, Os- borne late of Mid-Kliondda at centre halt, and Jarvis was relegated to the wing in the middle line. Kendall was another new comer in the front line. Bargoed with the aid of a strong wind completely failed to pierce the defence in the first half, Elliott in goal and the backs putting in all, amount of eiuvgy to keep then; out. On cross- ing ever the Aberaman eleven soon got to work and Guy after a tricky rtin rfjiened the scoring. Kressingtcn add- ed to the score with a good shot. Os- borne was a tower of strength to his side. E- The Aberaman Reserveil overcame their near opponents, Aberaman Wan- derers. by 5 goals to 1 in a Sugg Cup Tie. The win was so convincing that comment is needless. Tom Case, of the Flying Corps, will shortly be demobilized when he intends signing form's for the Aberdare Ama- teurs.. Tommy will then demonstrate that he can fly along the right wing as well as in the air.
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"INDUSTRIAL ARMACEDUON. i ADDRESS BY, DOWLAIS MINERS' LEADER. Mr. John Griffiths, Gadlys, ex-presi- dent of the Aberdare District of Miners, was the chairman at a well-attended meeting held at Aberaman Hall on Sun- day evening under the auspices of the I.L.P. He welcomed the advertised speaker, Mr. S. O. Davies, miners' agent, Dowlais, to Aberaman, and expressed the hope that other miners' agents would follow his example. Such meetings as that were the only means they had of combating, the newspaper stunts re miners' earning ,£800 a year, etc. Mr. Davies .said they had just passed through one Armageddon, and it had been called a war to end war, militarily speaking. Of all wars that history re- corded, they never had such a one so ghastly tragic, wretched and miserable^ as the last. The war was organised and inspired by capitalistic brigands. How- ever, he was going to speak this evening on another sort of Armageddon, with the beginning of which the workers were now engaged. Great Britain had a nat- ional debt of JB8,000,000,000. Who was going to liquidate that debt and stave off bankruptcy. Not the professional poli- ticians, or the jugglery of Lloyd George. Those people produced no wealth at all. It would have to be paid by the indis- pensable services of the workers. The Government were urging the workers to speed up production. That was the Par- liamentary side of the picture.. The in- telligent -iVorker of to-day refused to recognise the creditors of the national debt, befote they (the workers) obtained adequate wages, more leisure, and an adequate share of the best that life pro- duced. They did not want to make the country bankrupt, but they wanted to kill the capitalistic system and establish a commonwealth where every person— man and woman—would be free. (Ap- plause). He was not advocating the re- pudiation of the national debt. He left that to the fqrces of the near future. Those forces were beyond his control and would operate in breaking up the cap- italistic system in precisely the same manner as they operated in bringing that system into existence. The speaker j then passed on to deal with the proposal of Nationalisation of Mines, paying par- j ticulai* attention to the meaning of j "joint control." j
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