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Proposed Express Skating Rink at Tonypandy. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Dear Sir,—'May we be allowed, through the medium if your valuable paper, to ask Councillor R. S. Griffiths if he would kindly explain his remarks at the last Council meeting, as reported in your last week's issue, re the proposed express roller skating ring at Tonypandy. What we should like him to explain is, what evidence or proof has he to offer to substantiate his statement that the pro- posed skating rink would have an in- jurious effect on the moral sense of the locality. If we were rightly informed, he, in his capacity as an architect, has himself been associated with a. similar proposed undertaking, promoted by a syndicate of gentlemen, some, at least, of whom are members and deacons of churches.-Yours truly, THE EXPRESS ROLLER SKATING COMPANY. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Dear Sir,—My attention has been called to that part of the report of the monthly meeting of the Rhondda Urban District Council, appearing in your last week's issue, under the headline Pro- posed Skatiiig Rink." in which Council- lor R. S. Griffiths (who, by the way, is a member of the profession I belong to) opposed the application of my clients for an extension of the period for approval 11 connection with the proposed skating rink at Tonypandy, stating that the posi- tion of the building was most objection- able, as the ahief entrance was near the front of the new Rethania Chapel, and that this would have an injurious effect on the moral, sense of the locality. In the language of Tennyson's famous line, "someone has blundered!" The chief entrance of the proposed building will be in De Winton Street (not Church Street), as distinctly shewn on the block plan, and the distance from Bethania Chapel is 150 yards. The other entrance will be located in Gilmour Street, and is 120 yards removed from Bethania Chapel1, which, I may incident- ally mention, is in Church Street. As to the moral aspect of the case, I cannot seriously think that Councillor Griffiths, who, I feel sure, is' an upholder of healthy recreation, could. by any stretch of imagination, conjure up moral Wrong or harmful influence to a com- munity from the project. Thanking you in advance for inserting the above. I am, etc., JAMES T. JENKINS, Architect and Surveyor. Forth, Aug. 25th, 1909.
The Ruskin College Controversy. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir,—Please allow me to reply to a letter which appeared in your issue of the week before last, above the signatures of O. T. Hopkins, Ruskin College, Oxford. The letter is a distinct libel J*P°n three or four ex-students of Ruskin College, including Mr. N. Ablett and my- self, and is only one of a number of false Personal statements which, since the stu- dents' strike in April last, have been scattered broadcast, with the object of discrediting the Plebs' League, and its movement for the establishment of a purely Labour College. A few weeks ago, Mr. Hopkins stated, m a letter to the South Wales Press, that no Union, official, nor Labour M.P., had given support to the new movement. As a matter of fact, we had at that time, in South Wales alone, en- listed as president and vice-presidents respectively, of the South Wales Plebs, five miners' agents, viz., Messrs. Win- DO stone, Barker, Stantpn, Watts Morgan, and Tom Evans. At the same time, there were on the Provisional Com- mittee of the new College, three Labour M.P.'s, viz., Messrs. J. Macpherson (Preston), J. Pointer (Attereliffe), and Will Thorne (West Ham), the two former being the only ex-students of Ruskin Col- lege who have become M.P.'s. Poor Mr. Hopkins! Was ever a man so hopelessly inaccurate? Furthermore, the above are but a small number of the prominent Trades Union- ists who have given their support to the movement. Another fabric of falsehood got up by the small band of reactionaries at Rus- kin College—Mr. Hopkins included—was one which was circulated at a recent dis- meeting of the miners of the Western Valleys of Monmouthshire, a district which, by the way, has declared unmis- takably in favour of the new college. Such lack of scruple was displayed in that circular, that even Mr. Bowerman, who attended for the purpose of defend- ing Ruskin College, expressed his regret and repudiation of it. It is known that this circular was type-written in the office of Ruskin Col- lege, and to all appearance had the sanc- tion of the College authorities, especially that of the, College secretary. This latter (Mr. Bertram Wilson) was the gentleman who, during the strike, on being charged with having inspired a false report in the Press concerning Mr. Geo. Sims (a student), failed to reply. Instances galore could be added of the unscrupulous and sometimes deliberate falsity of these people, but space will not permit. Such, for want of sound argument, are the desperate methods which are resorted to by the faithful defenders of Ruskin College. The point, however, to which I speci- ally want to draw attention, is that which concerns Mr. Ablett and myself particularly, viz., that the new move- ment was initiated, and is being led by men who hold distinctly Anti-Trades Union views, and are members of an Anti-Trades Union organisation, known as the 'Industrial Workers of the World.' He gives three names: Messrs. G. Sims, N. Ablett, and T. Evans, and adds that the two latter were, in last October, censured for their views by the Rhondda District." 1. Answering the latter point first, I may say, briefly, that although, during our absence at college, complaint was made by one or two persons who had misunderstood our position; not only were we not censured, but at a subsequent district meeting, to which we were speci- ally invited on our return home, we were so vindicated, that the complaints were withdrawn; the district gave us a con- siderable grant of money each towards the pocket expense of our stay in Oxford, and later, decided, for the first time, that the scholarships should henc forth be considered a permanent institution of the Rhondda, District. I challenge Mr. Hopkins to deny the above. 2. Never, at any time, has either Sims, Ablett, or myself been a member of the I.W.W. We were, at one time, members of the British Advocates of Inductrial Unionism," and are still, probably in sympathy with the principles and aims of that body. But the B.A.I.U., as such, has, for months, been out of existence, and so hi- our membership. j There is no organisation in this cour-i try^ to-day which is identical with t1 I.W.W., as Mr. Hopkins seems, in ignorance, to assume. 3. So far from either of these organ sations being Anti-Trades Unionist, ther have alway.s advocated a more perfect and effective Trade Unionism. I There is probably no body in the whole world which believes so strongly in, and works so strenuously for, the solidarity II and unity of the workers. They believe, for instance, in massing all wage-workers into one solid union, instead of their being, as at present in this country, divided into about one thousand and fifty-one craft unions. So, Mr. Hopkins, we are not Anti- Trades Unionists! Not only so, but from what I have gleaned of Mr. Hopkins's character, career, and calibre, any one of us whom he has so unscrupulously libelled, has al- ready done more for Trades Unionism, locally and otherwise, than he will ever be able to do. From what I gather, Mr. Hopkins is not even a member of a Trade Union. 4. But what has industrial unionism got to do with the new Labour College movement? Nothing. It is simply "red herring" drawn across the path to prevent the march of the workers to- wards independence in the field of educa- tion. The reactionaries of Ruskin Col- lege think that by its use they can dis- credit the new movement. Industrial. Unionism has even less to do with it than has the I.L.P., the S.D.P., the various Trades Unions, or any other section of the Labour move- ment. The Plebs' League was started at the close of last year by the, unanimous vote of the ten resident students of Ruskin College Their number at the time was between 50 and 60. Of that number six only were Independent Unionists. The object of the League was to effect a more definite and satisfactory connection be- tween Ruskin College and the Labour movement. To this object every student enthusiastically subscribed. When Mi". Hird (Principal) was dis- [ missed on a paltry excuse in April last, the League felt that Ruskin College was now lost, as Mr. Hird was the only mem- ber of the College authorities who was m sympathy with our object, and who¥ had stood in the way of the universitiz- ing policy which the League had set out to arrest. By this time the League had increased its strength in the country, most of the old students, and many sympathisers having joined, and by a practically unani- mous vote of all the members, it was decided to abandon the idea of saving Ruskin College, and to advocate instead, the establishment of a Purely Labour College in Oxford, to be maintained and controlled by Labour organisations. All the Trade Unions were then ap- pealed to, a subscription fund opened, premises acquired, and on August Bank Holiday (not July 26th, as Mr. Hopkins has it), a. very successful conference of Plebs, Trade Union and Socialist dele- gates ratified the whole aim and policy of the League. The conference was hon- oured with the presence of the world's greatest living Sociologist, Prof. Lester F. Ward, of Brown University, Chicago, who had come all the way from America expressly to attend the conference. He gave very high praise to the quality of the various discussions, and during a brilliant address on the evening of the conference, he expressed himself without reserve as being in entire agreement with our idea. The College will be opened shortly, and at the beginning of next year, we hope to see the first purely Labour College in the world in full working order. I will now ask Mr. Hopkins where in the whole of this proceedings is there any suggestion of Anti-Trades Unionism? Finally, there is, this week, being issued, from the office of the Plebs' League, a pamphlet reviewing the whole position, which may be had on applica- tion to me for one penny, in addition to postage. Thanking you for space,—I am, yours, etc., TOM EVANS. 204, Park Road, Cwmparc.
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Motcr Charabanc Accident. Tonypandy Tradesmen Injured. A motor-car accident occurred at Tony- refail on Sunday morning, resulting in more or less serious injury to three of the occupants—Mr. David Roberts, Royal Hotel, Blaenclydach; Mr. Tom Giles, assistant to Mr. Cox, ironmonger, Tony- pandy; and Mr. Metford, Cross Keys, Tonypandy. Shortly after 9 o'clock 24 members of the White Rose Club, Tony- pandy, started from Mid-Rhondda for a day's outing at Porthcawl in a charabanc, owned by Messrs. Banfield, of Ponty- pridd. While negotiating the steep gradient between the Square and the C.M. Chapel at Tonyrefail, the car came to a standstill. After two or three re- starts, and the car had covered about three-parts of the hill, the brake failed to act, and the charabanc ran backwards, colliding with the masonry of a house at the top of Mill Street, and breaking a window. In their attempt to escape, several of the occupants jumped out of the vehicle. Mr. Roberts crushed his foot badly, and was bruised about the body. Mr. Met- ford was crushed between the car and the wall, and sustained injuries to his ribs; and Mr. Giles' back was severely injured, and others of the party were much bruised. The three gentlemen mentioned were removed from the scene of the- accident to the Boar's Head Hotel, where their injuries were attended to by Dr. Muhro, of Tonyrefail, who was promptly re- quisitioned. after which they were con- veyed to their respective homes. The rest of the party proceeded on their journey to Porthcawl, returning the same evening without further mis- hap. From latest enquiries the injured are progressing as favourably as can be ex- pected.
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IQIamorgan Mission to the Deaf and Dumb. Excursion to Oyfarthfa Castle. The annual excursion of the Mission went this year to Cyfarthfa Castle, Mer- thyr Tydfil. Notwithstanding the, rain, there was a, fair muster of deaf and dumb from various parts of the mission field last Monday. The party was con- ducted by the superintendent, Rev. J. Bowen Anwyl, of Pontypridd. Two sub- stantial meals were provided, and, by the special permissioll of the Mayor, which was much valued, the party was enabled to go freely over the Castle itself. Alto- gether a very enjoyable day was spent.
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Tonyrefail. On Friday evening last, a meeting was held at the Institute, in connection with the Tonyrefail Athletic Club, to foiro Association and Rugby football teams for the coming; season. There was a good attendance. Messrs. J. S. Marley was appointed Soccer captain, ud Beth John Rugby captain. Mr. R. E. Edwards, Mardy House, Prichard Street, was appointed football secretary. The club has decided to join the Rhondda Association League, and to affiliate with the South Wales and Monmouthshire Association. The colours are green and gold, and the club are now open to take fixtures. The ground decided upon is the Caerysgol ground. The chairman was Major D. Hill Male. On Thursday evening last, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas (mechanic) were presented with a handsome marble clock and a tea service, subscribed for by the Cilely workmen, on the occasion of their recent marriage. The meeting was presided over by A. J. Price, Esq., M.E. The presentation was made by Mrs. A. J. Price. Speeches were delivered by Messrs. D. Tromas, T. Morgan, Hy. Rowlands, John Evans, Rev. D. J. Thomas, and Mr. Evans (under-manager). The speeches wTere interspersed by items from Master A. Lloyd, Messrs. D. T. Evans, D. Giles, R. Edwards, A. Price, and the Edmundstown Fife Band. Those responsible for the arrangements were Messrs. John Evans (chairman), F. Mor- gan (secretary), and F. Williams (trea- surer). --+- On Thursday last, the Tonyrefail Chamber of Trade visited Chepstow and Tintern for their outing. A special saloon was reserved to convey the party to Chepstow. Dinner was partaken of -at the George Hotel, Chepstow, and the party afterwards proceeded to Tintern m brakes, where, after an enjoyable rambel, tea was served at the Royal George Hotel, Tintern. The day proved a very enjoyable one from start to finish.
Local Wedding. REES—ROBERTS. On Thursday, the 19th inst, at St. Andrew's Church, Llwynypia, the mar- riage was solemnised of Mr. Moses J. Rees, eldest son of Mr. William R", Old Street, Tonypandy. and Miss Mar- garet H. Roberts, third daughter of Mm. and the late Mr. Richard Roberts, Tre feini, Blaenau F'estiniog, North Wales. The ceremony was performed by the Vicar, Rev. D. T. R. James. The bridev who was given away by her brother, Mr. David R. Roberts, was charmingly at- tired in a beautiful violet tailor-made costume, and white silk crinoline hat, trimmed with mauve roses. Miss Han- nah J. Rees, sister of the bridegroom, acted as bridesmaid, and looked very neat in a purple costume, and hat to match. Mr. Joseph Taylor fulfilled the duties of best man. After the ceremony, a recep- tion was held at River View, the future residence of Mr. and Mrs. Rees, when a large number of guests were present, and hearty wishes were extended to the happy couple. The bridegroom is well known in Mid-Rhondda. He is very active in connection with the Llwynypia Prize Flute Band, of which he has been a member for the past 15 years.
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