LLANDUDNO CHURCH SCHOOLS. THE MANAGERS AND THE EDUCATION AUTHORITY. A I )T SCI? ED IT A1 > I. K DISPUTE. A meeting of the Managers of the Non- Provided Schools in the parish of Llan- dudno was held in the Ohurclh House, 'Trinity Street, on Friday evening. The Riev. LI. R. Hughes presided, the follow- ing being present: — Hon. Mrs Henry Mostyn, Miss Buckley, Mr R. Conway, Mr Nathan Jones, Mr W. Ellis Jones (foundation managers), Mr R. Fisher, and Mr W. H. Jones, representative managers), Mr J. EL Hornsby, and Miss Bamford (St. George's School), Mir J. H. Stevens (Bodafon School), and Mrs Royle (St. Beuno School), the Rev. W. El. Jones (correspondent). THE: HEATING OF BODAFON. A very unsatisfactory state of affairs was brought to light, as to the heating of Bodafon Schools. Throughout the winter the Managers and the County Education Authority have been at loggerheads as to who is responsible for the renewal of the stoves used for "heating" the schools. The stoves are quite useless for their supposed purpose, and the children have at times to pursue their studies in a temperature of below 40 degrees. This in itself is a great hardship, but it should also be remem- bered that, many of the children have long distances to walk to school and are com- pelled by law to do so whatever the state of the weather. The dispute simply amounts to whether the condition of the stoves can be in- cluded under "fair wear and tear." If so the County are riersponsiblel if not then the foundation managers. It should be stated that the buildings are also used for Church services. To endeavour to settle the dispute the correspondent wriolte, to the Board of Edu- cation on the 19th January, and in due course received a reply from Mr Alfred Davies stating that the repair "rests in the first, instance with the managers ,as part of their duty in providing the school house and keeping it in repair (Section 7 (1) (d) of the Education Act 1902). The obligation is, however, subject, to the proviso .in the sub-section as to the damage due to fair wear and tear." When the letter was read to the managers search was made for the sub- section, but without result. The Riector said that in Lancashire an arrangement had been made between managers and the County Authority whereby the managers paid a certain pro- portion of the cost of such things when the schools were used for dual purposes. He did not, however, think that writing letters would be muich good. A con- ference with the Committee might, how- ever, settle the matter. Mr Fisher: Can't we in the meantime do something to keep the children warm? The Rector: It is not beyond our powers, but to do so would be an admis- sion of principle. Mr Fisher: I don't like the idea, of the children starving. The stoves would only cost between £ 3 and JB4. Cbuldl we not let the children earn their own stoves. The Riector: The managers could do it "without prejudice." Could you not per- suade the L.E.A. to come half-way to meet us 1 Mr Fisher: Youi plead privilege, and they plead privilege. The Riector: It is not. a crediti to us on either side. Mr Stevens, the headmaster, said the temperature of the schools was frequently down to 40 ,and seldom over 50. At times, when an attempt was made to warm the place they were choked with smoke. Mr Conway The L.EI. A. is responsible for wear and tear. Mr Stevens: The children and our- selves are simply starved there. The Riector The schools were handed over by us and certified as satisfactory after Lady Augusta, Mostyn had spent a large sum of money on them. It, is not beyond the resources of the managers to provide new stoves. But 'We do not know where such demands will end. Mr Fisher then formally proposed that the children give a. concert to provide the stoves. Mr Elllis Jones, considering that, the matter was urgent, and in the absence of a better understanding1 as to wear and tear, seconded, and) the motion was agreed to subject to Lady Augusta Miostyn's con- sent being obtained to use, the building for the purpose. A second resolution, proposed by Mr Conway, and seconded by Mr Fisher, was also agreed to, whereby the correspondent was instructed to 'endeavour to arrange an interview between the managers and a de- putation from the L.El.A., d,ue to visit Llandudno shortly. THE WOODWORK ClLASSEiS. Mr Fisher said he learnt that no boys from Bodafon had taken advantage of the woodwork classes at the County School, and suggested that a class be formed and that the County Authority be asked to pay their tram fares. This was unanimously agreed to on the motion of Mr Nathan Jones, seconded by Miss Buckley. RESIGNATION OF A TEACHER. The Chairman said that Mr Williams was teacher at Bodafon School, was read, and in reply to the chairman, Mr Stevens, that Williams had been appointed to a school at his own home at a salary of £ 55— £ 25 more than he was receiving now. The Chairman said that Mr Williams leaving simply because his salary at Bod- afon was inadequate. Hie was a young man of superior qualifications to the ordinary teachers, and it was simply absurd to expect him to live on £ 30 a year. Mr Fisher: If we were to increase the salaries of all the deserving1 teachers in the County the situation would be a very Selliious one. The committee think that £ 30 a year is a sufficient salary for the post at Bodafon. Mr Conway complained of the inequality of treatment between provided and non- provided schools. Mr Fisher denied the correctness of that, and maintained that teachers in all schools were on an equality. As regards Bodafon he said the school had not been treated at ail1! badly. When the, Education Committee became responsible for the school the salaries paid amounted to E253 per annum. At the present time the County paid £100 more, so he did think there was much room for complaint, especially in view of the fact that there was no increase in the average attendance. The Rector pointed out that, the cost of living at Llandudno* was higher than else- where, and said thaiti whereas P,30, might be ample, for a youag, teacher in his own home he could not live; on the same amount when away. Mr Fisher then brought, to the notice of the Managers a teacher at Dyffryn Road School, Miss Netherwood, whose home is at Llandudno Junction, and who the Education Committee could transfer to Bodafon. After some further discussion, it was decided that the headmaster ask for the services of Miss Netherwood temporarily, and that the correspondent inform them of the vacancy and ask that a new teacher hea,ppoliint,ed without delay. There Was no other business of public interest, beyond a statement made by Mrs Boyle that since she ha,d been at St. Beuno the average attendance had in- creased from 45 to, 61.
NATURE JOTTINGS. MARCH 9.—The recent inclemency brought very many golden plover to' Creuddyn, in which district the bird is known only as a winter visitor, but its numbers fluctuate considerably in different years. Severity inland induces the birds there tiOI leave for the more hospitable coastwise districts, and! along the whole length of the north coast of Wales they are then seen in their greatest numbers, but they retire Inland again as soon as the weather becomes milder1. Some of them are now in full spring! plumage, while others are partially so; the white throat, breast, and underparts, the characteristic dress of winter, has been replaced by that of black, and running from just over the eyes, down the sides of the neck and reaching to the flanks is a line of white. S,t,rangle,ly enough very few—only four fieldfares came under my notice, though probably the reason that, I did not see others, perhaps flocks, was because of my inability to visit the localities in which, during severity, they arte more or less numerous. Redwings, on the other hand, were here in great force, not only were the meadows full of them, but very many had become sufficiently intrepid to come to the gardens, no matter1 how small, and even to any strip of green which was rid of its co'ating! of snow, and,, offered the possibility from which to obta,in food. R. W. J.
o A GROCERi'S LICENCE. OPPOSITION AT PRESTATYN. At, Prestatyn Sessions on Wednesday a full bench of magistrates (with Alderman Ralli in the chair) were engaged in hear- ing an adjourned application for the re- newal of a grocer's licence to Mrs M. A. Roberts, Tower Buildigs, Prestatyn. The local Free Church Council opposed the reewal at the last sessions on the ground that the premises had been clcsed for some weeks, it being held that this con- stituted misconduc-t-.theonly ground upon which the renewal could be op- posed. The case was then adjourned in order to allow the licensee to carry out certain arrangements which were being made for reopening. The opposition was continued on the same grounds on Wedesday, and an argu- ment ensued between Mr Scott (for the applicant) and Mr Gasquoine (for the Free Church Council). The former con- tended that under the Act "misconduct" meant selling surreptitiously or some offence. It was stiated in evidence that the premises were reopened a few days after the previous sessions, and the busi- ness had been carried on ever since by a private company, consisting of the family of the applicant. The question was raised by a, magistrate as to whether a genuine grocery tirade was carried on by the applicant, and some of the Bench remarked that they had in- spected the shop that morning, but there was very lil tIe in the windows except excise stuff.—The applicant replied that there were groceries inside the shop, and the window-dressing; was considered suffi- cient for the time of the year. Mr F'rimston, from the bench, consider- ed that many holding these licences sold more wines ad spirlits than groceries, and he feared that this was the case in this instance. The applicant denied this. The Bench unanimously decided to re- new the licence.
DEPUTY LIEUTENANT'S' DEATH. News reached Wrexham on Monday of the death at Tenby of Mr Thomas Parry Jones-Parry, of Llwyn Onn, Wrexham. Mr Jones-Parry, who was eighty years old, was the sole survivor of the original list, of magistrates appointed for the borough of Wrexham. He was a. magis- trate for the county of Denbigh and a, deputy lieutenant of the county, and had been a member of the Wrexham Board of Guardians for 40 years. He was an ardent Churchman and Conservative. Sym- pathetic references were made by the Mayor of Wrexham and other magistrates at the Wrexham Police Court on Monday morning.
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I ALTERATIONS AT THE IMPERIAL HOTEL. THE HOTEL AS IT APPEARS TO-DAY. It is pleasing to note that the Pro- prietors of the Imperial Hotel are not satisfied to entirely rely upon the excel- lent reputation enjoyed in the past, but periodically make such improvements and extensions to maintain that ever-increasing high standard of comfort now considered requisite by those who. visit and reside in the luxurious hotel. The Imperial has always been recognised as one one of the first-class hotels of Wales, but with its latest equipment for the comfort and cionvenience of its guests, it, need not fear comparison with hotels in any part of the kingdom. 'The extensive alterations are now completed, and as will be seen from our illustrations materially add to the external appearance, of the hotel. The new portion, designed with considerable breadth of treatment in a similar styles to the older part, combine with the la-tter to afford one of the, most imposing facades in the town. The new addition, which necessitated raising the central portion facing Vaughan Street two, stories, was a, WOrK involving, considerable structural diffi- culties, as it was desired to retain the old roof to' protect, rooms below until new one was put on; this was done with complete success and the rooms below1 were in use and received practically no damage from weather, etc. during the, progress of the work; furthermore owing to its height from the ground, and exposed situation, the extensive scaffolding had to be built with especial care, and well braced, and the necessary building material used had to be all taken up at the back of the hotel, provision for this being made by the erec- tion of a two tiered platform over the large service room at the back, and it says much for the way this important part of the work was done, that no accident occurred during the whole of the job. The chief alteration comprises the addi- I tion of ten new bedrooms, the improve- ment of as many, on floor below, whose ceilings were formerly cut into and dwarfed -bly old roof; all these are lighted by large double windows, and entered from a well-lighted spacious central cor- ridor running the whole length of build- ing. This corridor also runs through to the upper bedrooms of the Bodafon Row Wing formerly approached by means of a narrow staircase, and connects the whole of the upper floor on one level. No. 3. New Bathrooms are provided, and these, together with other sanitary arrangements, a.re fitted in the most modern style. In the roof large storerooms are situated, well lighted and ventilated. An inconvenient staircase which was formerly situated in the main corridor and restricted and darkened it, has been taken down, and the main staircase has been continued up in recessed stairwell, lighted with double windows glazed in ornamental lead lights. An important addition, and one the Management 'have long felt the want of, was the provison of a convenient luggage entrance; formerly the luggage had to be taken through the main entrance in Vaughan Street or through that on the Promenade and across lounge to passenger lift. The new luggage approach is near the main entrance, is situated in the base- ment and is approached from the pave- ment by a sloping; run, which gives direct access to, the new luggage lift. The electric lift is of the full automatic, press buttontype. It has been erected by Messrs Way good, Ltd., of Falmouth Road, Lon- don, to the specification and under the supervision of Messrs Crews and Hand- ford, consulting enginers, Blackfriars, Manchester. The Lift is constructed to raise a load of 12 ewt. at a speed of 100 ft. per minute, and isfitt,ed with the Waygood automatic electric, control operated by buttons in the cage and on the various landings, and so arranged that any person entering the cage can start the lift by pressing a button and the lift will stop at tke floor at which the passenger wishes to alight, without any other action on their part. When the cage arrives at the floor it releases the door on the landing, which cannot be opened until the cage reaches there. Special locks are also provided, so that it is impossible to start the lift again until all the doors are properly shut and fastened. With this arrangement provision is made against almost any pos- sible cause of accident by persons open- ing the doors and falling down the lift well, oa" starting the lift and leaving the doors un the landings open. Similar lifts have been installed in Buckingham Palace for the use of H.M. King Edward VII. and at Marlborough House for his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The introduction of the lift has involved the formation of a, brick shaft six stories high, and the lessening of several bedrooms, some of which have now been converted ,into Bathrooms, etc. Altogether the aim of the Proprietors, which we think has been successfully achieved, has been not so much to in- crease the accommodation, as to improve that existing, and bringing it up to the most modern requirements in order that they may deserve and retain the large and increasing number of their patrons. zn The work was carried out from the de- signs and specifications and under the supervision of Mr Arthur Hewitt, Archi- tect, LJandudno, by the following Con- tractors -,General builder's work, Mr Henry Hughes, Llandudno; painting and decorating, Mr Glriffith Roberts, Llan- dudno electric wiring, Mr H. W. Lance; electric lift, Messrs Waygood and Co., Ltd., London. ,I THE NEW SECTION.
COMPULSORY MILITARY I To the Editor. TRAINING. I Bir,Y our contributor, Mr Townroe, invites criticism of this letter in yours of 6th illlst. F'rom the point of view of a working man and a ratepayer, I should like him to answer these few questions of onie who has a dislike to militarism as something unhuman and costly. And in my opinion the question for enlightened humanity should be how to curtail, rather than spread, this abnoxious feeling. (1) In what proportion will the- worker be called upon to contribute to the up- keep? and what does Mr Townroe mean by saying that equal burdens hurt no one ? J The fact that the great majority are over- burdened does not make the load of the individual less. (2) Having no more land than I can stand on, no real or fixed property, there- fore nothing to defend, why should I be called upon to fight in defence of that which is not mine? (3) In the event of Terrorism or Ter- ritolrialism. which is thei same, to me, what use would he made of the regular army, and navy; are they all going to retire 1 or are they to be used as business agents abroad ? (4) What authority has Mr Townroe for stating that employers can he forced to take men on again when they return from training, and whait, is to become of those that fill the vacancies while our noble Tom Browns are developing, chests 1 "Tom Brown" and "Adolph Simon" are two distinct persons, with very different ideals, and are not to be compared in this connection, for the case of Tom Brown is that he keeps a dog and is going to do all the barking himself. He is in some respects like the boar in that fable of Mr Townroe's text, but with this difference he has neither tusks nor axes to grind, and has only his skin to' defend. Yours, etc., SIMPLE SIMON.
To the Editor. Sir,—Your correspondent, B. S. T., amongst other thing, outlines a scheme I by which every citizen of military age and physique would serve so much time per year in military training. I would like his definition of "A Citizen." If he means by every citizen, landlords, property-holders, capitalists, and the ) vast army of people who live on their means and who all have a real stake in the country and stand to lose by an invasion, then I say, let, this, class and this class alone do the fighting to defend their interests. It would only be poetic. j justice to compel the people who original- ly held land by force of arms to now do our fighting for us. If on the other hand he takes citizen to mean the wasters, out of works, men without votes, men who knew that, so soon as they cannot work they will be scrapped, those without any stake in the country who are allowed to starve but not always allowed to work to I enable them to live, I say let this class fight for their country when they have got a bit of country to fight for. The average workingman has too much sense to risk being shot at for about 6d. per day. In conclusion, the people who do most of the agitating for conscription are aliens, nationalised foreigners and Hebrew financiers.—Yours, etc., PIEID PIPER.
TARIFF REFORM. To the Editor. Dear Sir,—I saw a letter in your issue of last week on "Tariff Reform," in which the statement was made that tariffs did not lessen unemployment. This state- ment is so contrary to the facts of the case that I feel I cannot allow it, to pass. My political opinions are mainly liberal, so I do not write from any party point of view. It is well-known that enormous sums of British capital have been invested abroad in industries of various kinds be. cause a better return has been obtained on capital so invested. These industries have been established in almost every country in the world be- cause they have been protected by tariffs, and the proprietors have been able to ob- tain higher prices for their productions. These industrial concerns have gtven rise to an enormous number of people being employed, in other words have lessened unemployment, have been a, benefit to all classes in the countries where they exist. Indeed we have the remarkable fact of working men in America, begging the n nn I Government not to reduce the tariff there, which speaks for itself. Yours faithfully, TRUTH.
I NORTH WALES COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS. The quarterly meeting of the North Wales branch of the United Kingdom Commercial Travellers' Association was held at the Queen's Hotel, Rhyl, on Satur- day evening, Mr C. Palmer presiding. It was reported that 21 new members had been elected during the quarter, and a satisfactory balance-sheet was presented. With regard to the question of week-end tickets, the Executive had recommended to the central authority that vouchers be only issued through the Commercial Travellers' Association. A report was presented from the central authority pointing out, that 26,000 firms were con- nected with the Employment Bureau. The next meeting of the North-western District Federation, it was stated, had been fixed for April 17th at Colwyn Bay. Mr Palmer and Mr E. G Evans were ap- pointed delegates, and the latter was also appointed delegate to the annual Con- ference of the United Kingdom Commer- cial Travellers' Association. Mr O. W. Roberts was elected as charity representa- tive of the Benevolent Fund. It was de- cided to hold the next quarterly meeting at Colwyu Bay. After the business meeting the Rhvl Commercials' Social and Cricket Club provided the members with an entertain- ment.
ROLLER SKATING. N.S.A. GOLD BADGEiS. For the first time in its history the National Skating Association this season decided to award its gold badges for time tests in roller skating. The tests took place on the rink at Olympia, the distance being one mile, and the standard time set at 3min. 15sec. Six competitors succeed- ing in securing the gold badge-Allie Moore, America, 2min. 53 4-5 see. B. S. Powell, Crystal Palace, 2min. 58 l-5sec. G. J. Walson, ex-amateur champion of England, 2min. 58 1-5see. W. M. Curtis, Wood Green, 3min. 7 3-5sec.; A. H. Beare, one and a half mile professional champion of England, 3min. 9 4-5sec.; and Hal Bertie, ex-champion of England, 3min. 13 4-5sec. Allie Moore's time beats the previous best on record for an un- banked track, which was 2min. 58 l-5sec.
COLWYN BAY PIER, AS A SKATING- RINK. The directors of the Colwyn Bay Pier Company have arranged to convert the section of the pier beyond the pavilion into an open-air skating rink by covering it with a hardwood flooring. In that way they hope to reap some advantage from the roller-skating "boom."
Local Celebrities: No. 7 1 MR. E. W. JOHNSON. Our local celebrity this week has been prominent in the eyes of his townsmen recently as the re-organiser of the St. David's Day Dinner at Llandudno, over which he presided with such conspicuous success last week. His speech on that occasion was characterised with that sound commonsense and directness which are characteristics of the man, and which have deservedly won him the esteem and respect of all sections of the community, both in his professional career and his private life, whether concurring with his conclusions or not. Coming to Llandudno nearly a quarter of a century ago, Mr Johnson has followed the projects for the development of the town with a keen interest, and ha,s taken a prominent part in more than one movement, having for its object the progress and extension of Llandudno as a holiday and residential centre. A member of the firm of Messrs Chamberlain and Johnson, Solicitors, of Llandudno, Conway, and Llanrwst, he has earned for himself a reputation as a. sound lawyer, and taken an active part in the building up of a practice which is- probably second to none in North Wales.
A £10,000 ENDOWMENT FOR BARMOUTH CHURCH. Information has reached the Rev. R. ) Lloyd Roberts, rectir of Barmouth, to ther effect that Mrs Williams, of Cornwall Gardens, London, and Plas Mvnach. Bar- mouth, has given the sum of £ 10,000 for the endowment of St. John's Church, Bar- mouth.
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