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Porth and District Trades and Labour Council. The mouth'y meeting of the above Council was held on Monday evening last at the Washington Hotel, when Mr. W. B. Salmon presided over a very repre- sentative attendance. Alderman Morgan Williams and Councillor Ben Davies were present, and submitted lengthy reports. Arising out of the Councillor's report on the Truant Schools, re the Home Office recommendation to the Rhondda Urban District Council, that youthful offenders be sent to the Truant Schools, it was un- animously decided to instruct Councillor Davies to vote against the recommenda- tion. The subject of compulsory attendance at Evening Continuation Schools or Tech- nical Classes also came up for discussion. This motion, explained the Councillor, was introduced by Councillor David Rogers, of the Mountain Ash Education Committee, and after much discussion, it was resolved that the Board of Educa- tion be Urged to promote a Bill for Eng- land and Wales having for its object com- Ipulsory attendance at Evening Classes upon lines similar to those in Scotland. After a lengthy discussion, the question was relegated back to the lodges. Interrogated upon the question of Shop Hours Closing Act, and when it was likely to be put into force, the Councillor said that the drafted agreement would be under the final consideration of the Council on Friday next, after which he believed it would be put into immediate operation. He also submitted a list of shops that would be affected by the Act. The Wretched condition of the pave- ment at North Road bridge: the insani- tary condition of certain portions of Primrose Terrace, occasioned by the accumulation of filth from the drains; and the neglect of the District Council with regard to improving the condition of the road adjacent to Glvnrhondda, the residence of Dr. R. C. Joyce, were pointed out to Councillor Davies, who explained that the latter case was under consideration by the District Council, but that there were several difficulties in con- nection with it. He also promised to look into the other cases. Apropos of better lighting of streets at Porth and district, it was submitted that the Gas and Water Department were not prepared to do anything in that direc- tion without a 10 per cent. return. It was urgee1. that something should be done, as better street lighting meant less immorality. A very grievous complaint was also brought forward bv the Municipal Em- ployees to the. effect that youngsters, and even men who had never done a day's work for the Council, were often being placed in an official capacity over the heads of men who had been employed for 15 and 20 years (" Shame "). The Secretary also read a letter from the Lady Lewis Lodge, intimating that Mr. Daniel James, checkweigher, who was nominated at the last meeting of the Trades Council as a candilate for the new seat on the Board of Guardians, was going to attend the next meeting, as he was desirous of withdrawing his candi- dature. It was further stated that Mr. John Davies, Cae'rysgol (the old School Board member), is to be nominated as a candi- date to contest Councillor Ben Davies at the next election, and that Mr. William Evans (Thomas & Evans) is going to be nominated by the Chamber of Trade as a candidate for the new County Council seat in Forth district.

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