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I Conway-Cum-Llandudno Local Governing Body. At the Conway-i-nvn-Llandudno Intermediate Edu- cation Governing Body's meeting, on Friday after- noon, February 7th, at Conway, Mr J. Allanson Picton, J.P.. presided, and there were also present Councillor Dr M. J Morgan, Mrs Kneeshaw, and t Messrs W. Bevan, J. P. Griffiths, and John Owen I (Honoaray Clerk), and the Headmaster (Mr Thomp- son, M A.). The Headmaster regretted that he had been unable to secure as second master a Welsh-speaking candi- date, the only one who sent in an application not being a graduate. Application had also been made to the University Colleges, but without any good I result. Out of 35 to 45 applicants, he had provision- ally selected Mr J. Ord Charter, B.A Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He was Senior Optime for the year, had studied practical chemistry at Owens Col- lege, Manchester, and had had two years' experience in a large private school at Sale, having pissed students through the London Matriculation and the Cambridge Local examinations. For senior mistress ho had selected Miss K. Scott, who had studied at I' Alexandria College, Dublin, and had taken her B A. degree at Trinity College. She graduated with honours in 1393, and had obtained a Sterne's scholar- 'I' ship at Trinity, and was the holder of a Governesses' Association scholarship. Her teaching experience extended over three years. The Committee having unanimously confirmed these appointments for one term, the salary of the I second master being at the rate of .£150 a year, and that of the mistress at < £ '110, some discussion ensued upon the proposal to appoint a third master. Mr Thomson recommending the selection of Mr Arthur Jones, who was a Welshman, and had enjoyed scholastic experience in Llandudno. Mr Jones wag W' willing to enter into the engagement upon almost nominal terms, and it was most essential that at the outset the school, which was to be opened on Monday, should not be understaffed. It was expected that j about 40 boys and some 20 girls would present them- selves for entrance. Several members of the Commit- tee spoke in high terms of the tutorial abilities of Mr Jones, who had had considerable experience in Ele- mentary Schools. As to the financies, the Headmaster set down the annual income at .£858, and the expen- diture at .£845, leaving a balance of .£13. Mr W. Bevan But there is the Clerk's salary to be included. The Headmaster: I would sooner do the Clerk's work myself for the first term at least, rather than open the school understaffed, as most serious results may follow if the school is not thoroughly equipped at the outset. It was decided to appoint Mr Jones for the first term at the salary of XIS Mr W. R Griffith, the art-lecturer at the University College of North Wales, was appointed drawing-master, it being stated that he possessed very high qualifications. The secretariate becoming vacant by the resignation of that office by Mr John Owen, who has been Honor- ary Clerk since the establishment of the Local Governing Body, it was decided to advertise for a paid Clerk resident at Llandudno. [ The report of the scholarship examination was sub- ( mitted Mr Jenkyn Thomas, B.A., University College of North Wales, was the examiner, 15 girls and 34 boys presenting themselves. The scholarships had to be awarded, by the Local Governing Body, to four boys and two girls. Out of 180 marks, Phillip Kent (aged 14), Conway Boys' School, had obtained 153 marks; John Earnest Morris (12), Llandudno Board School, 146 Harriet Evans (14), Conway Girls', 131; Margaret Ellen Nevitt (14), ditto, 126; John Davies (13), Glanwydden Board, 122 Florence Ar- vonia Evans (16), Llandudno Board, 119; Rosa Mabel Lee (11), Conway Giris', 117 Eunice Griffith (13), Conway Girls', braeketted equal with Thomas Williams (11), Llandudno Board, 115; J. Stanley Roberts (12), Conway Boys', 114; Ivor Owen (14), ditto, 110; William C. Price (13) and Henry James Williams (12), ditto, 109; Edward James Metcalf (13), Glanwydden Board, 105; Griffith Webb (13), Conway Boys', 101. The remainder of the list, which was arranged in order of marks gained did not transpire. The following scholarships were awarded :—Boys,— Phillip Kent, J. Earnest Morris, John Davies, and Th"mas Williams Girls,—Harriet Evans and Margaret Ellen Nevitt. It was decided to consider at another meeting the desirability of granting four half-scholarships, the order in which the examiner had recommended names for additional scholarships being as follows :-Rosa Mabel Lee, Eunice Griffith braeketted equal with Thomas Williams, J. E. Stanley Roberts, Ivor Owen, Willie C. Price braeketted equal with Henry James Williams.

Conway Board of Guardians.