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Rhondda Workmen's "Conservative" Library. To the Editor of the Bitondda Leader. Sir,—Under the above heading in your issue of January 29th, a correspondent who signs himself Bookworir thinks fit, when trying to criticise the Pentre Library Committee, to also insult the members of the Tynybedw and Pentre Ambulance Division, of which I have the honour to be a member since its formation close on three years ago. Bookworm says that the Library Committee provided the Ambulance Divi- sion with uniforms to attend places of worship." He is wrong, absolutely wrong. It was a general meeting of the workmen of Pentre and Tynybedw Collieries who decided to grant £ 25 to the ambulance, all of which was spent in purchasing other ambulance appliances. Perhaps it will also be knowledge to "Bookworm" to know that most of the money spent upon uniforms was collected from the workmen of Tynybedw Colliery. I think that shows how much" Bookworm knows about the Library Committee and the ambulance uniforms. He then goes on to say that many of the ambulance men had not seen the interior of a chapel or church- pre- viously. Such utterance is not fair argu- ment, but a slur on the members of the Division, and was quite uncalled for. At first I intended taking no notice of such remarks, but inasmuch as in his reply to Mr. Harry last week he still worries about the clothes, I thought it best that those interested should know the truth. And, sir, I will go further. I will hand over half-a-sovereign out of my meagre earnings to any local charitable institu- tion that he likes to choose, if Book- worm can give the name of any mem- ber of the Tynybedw Ambulance Division who possesses a uniform and had not seen the inside of a chapel or church previous to being provided with same. This, I think,, is fair enough, and we shall see how far his statements are correct. Thanking you in anticipation.—I remain, vours, &c., J. POWER. 2, Upper Alma. Pentre, February 15th, 1910. I

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