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Llandilo Intermediate School. To ike of the Carmarthen Weekly Reporter. SIR,—I have seen in your issue of last week a letter written by the Rev John Davies, late of Llandilo. After compliment- ing Air D. Morgan for the able way that he had upheld the doings of the late Managers, he makes wholesale accusations against the Finance Committee of the school by charging them with keeping back certain very important facts from the balance sheet, and also in their statements to the County Governing Body when they appeared before them to state their financial difficulties. The following gentlemen compose the Finance Committee, Mr J. W. Nicholas (chairman), Mr Peel, Dr Lloyd, and Mr W. N. Jones— gentlemen whom we have known for years, and whose statements :n this matter cannot be doubted by an unbiassed mind. Mr Davies asks if its true that at a recent meeting it was suggested a libel action be taken agamst him for his statement at, the meeting of July 29th. Speaking for mvself-and I have attended every meeting of the Managers since that date-I have heard no such suggestion. Mr Davies also charges the present managers with improper treatment of the Head Alaster. This defence gives colour to the suspicion that he wi«Vip<; to create discord between the "& managers and master, who can well say, "Save me from my friend." It is amusing to read the warning that the Alanagers liave no right to make up the accounts to any date other than the 31st Alarch. No one knows better than Mr Davies that the grants from the County Governing Body are paid for maintaining the school from July of one year to July of the next so that accounts made up to the 31st March should show a balance in hand sufficient to maintain the school to July but instead of being so happily circumstanced out of the grant received for the period July, 1897, to July, 1898, a sum of ^39° 9S id had to be taken to pay for liabilities due in the previous year, viz., up to July 1897. If the school were not in debt, very little-if any-of the grant would be used until the end of the autumn term. Mr Davies further states in his letter that the adverse balance shows £ 120 more by paying the school staff by the term instead of quarterly. This, again, to my mind, shows plainly that the accounts formerly were inaccurately shown. I shall leave the public to judge whether the Finance Committee or Mr Davies has been guilty of keeping back important facts. I am Z, 0 glad to think the County Governing Body believed the statements of the Finance Committee, and has granted our school a special grant of £ 100 a year for five years. Air Davies also states in his letter that he sent Mr Nicholas an estimate of the accounts lvnuired for the maintenance of the school for the year ending March 31st last, which 0 showed a balance in hand of ^18 IOS. It is very strange that he could manage the school so well when out of office, but for the last year when in office the debt on the maintenance account alone (not including furniture, or any other exceptional expenses) increased by over £100. The public will do well to consider if it is reasonable to suppose the County Governing Body would make a special grant of Z, too a year for 5 years unless they were satisfied the school was in financial difficulties, and required the money. Yours faithfully, WILLIAM JONLS. Canton Stores, Llandilo," J August 16th, 1898.

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Kingsliolme School, Weston-Super-Mare.

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