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Progress of the War.





BURRY PORT AND PEMBREY NOTES The annual meeting of the Pembrey Parish Coun- cil was held at Trimsaran, when Mr. Hayton Wil- liams, solicitor, the newly-appointed clerk, was heartily received by the members, who expressed the hope that he would be able to promote many de- sirable improvements for which the district had long been yearning. A Ladies' Choir has been established in Burry Port, and another meeting of the members has been held. Mr. Wm. John, A.C., is more than satisfied with the combination of voices at his disposal. With a little training by such an able musician, Burry Port may again boast of having an excellent Ladies' Choir. The G.W.R. Station is daily crowded with soldiers, coming and going. Pembrey Common is a recog- nised training ground for long distance firing. The booming of the huge guns is heard day and night. There was exceptional heavy traffic at the railway station on Sunday. It is a credit to the station officials and staff for the way in which this arduous work is carried out daily, and Mr. R. J. Fortune, the popular stationmaster, and his staff, give every satisfaction to the Military Authorities. Mr. W. W. Brodie conducted an inquest at Pwll on Thursday in last week on the body of Robert Llew. Jones (the three-year-old son of Mr. Sidney Jones, Llwyncelyn, Pwll), who, while playing with three other children, was drowned on Easter Mon- day in a pond known as Pwllyquar. The jury re- turned a verdict of Accidental drowning," and recommended that the pond be filled up, because of its danger and for sanitary reasons. Burry Port and Pembrey in general will be proud to learn that the Rev. Philip Rogers, B.A., now of Bournemouth, the second son of the Rev. John Rogers, has accepted a unanimous call to Charles-street Chapel, Cardiff. Mr. Rogers will soon be a great figure in the spiritual life of the Welsh Metropolis. Not a day too soon has the police force been strengthened at Burry Port. Sergt. Mitchelmore has now an adequate staff to cope with any emer- 'n gency. Burry Port is now the centre of a large floating population in which are some undesirable elements. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Burry Port Urban District Council was held at Somerset House on Thursday in last week, Mr. F. J. Morgan, J.P., presiding. There were also present: Messrs. S. L. Gravelle (vice-chairman), Jas. McDowall, Dl. Davies, John Evans, John Davies, John Leyshon, Thos. Davies, and the officials. The joint isolation hospital scheme was considered. It transpired that the L.G.B. enquiry would be held at Llanelly on Friday (to-day). The Chairman said he would like to have the instructions of the Council as to the attitude they were going to take up at the enquiry. Assuming that the Rural Council intended backing out of the scheme, what were they as Council going to do?—Mr. John Davies: Force them to join if possible.—Mr. S. L. Gravelle: The L.G.B. cannot compel us to come into this scheme. In my opinion, it will be cheaper for us to make our own arrange- ments than to be one of three Councils in this joint scheme.—The Chairman: We have agreed to be one of three.—Mr. John Davies: If the Rural Council are withdrawing, we better do likewise. We cannot afford to be one of two Councils.—Mr. McDowall: When I was chairman of this Council, we asked Llanelly to allow us to join them. There was no mention of the Rural Council then. If Burry Port now backed out of it, they would have their own letter staring them in the face.—Mr. Daniel Davies: This is a big thing, and it will be on our shoulders for ever. We must be very careful what we do.- Mr. S. L. Gravelle: It would be far cheaper for us not to take part in this scheme.—It was decided that the Burry Port representatives should state at the enquiry that- they were not authorised to go further into the matter without instructions from the Council.—A letter was read from Mr. Phillips, postmaster of Llanelly, asking if the Council would r agree to the suspension of the delivery of letters on- Tuesday evenings, so that the postal staff should have a weekly half-holiday.—Mr. D. Davies: If we decided in favour of Mr. Phillips' application, any business man can have his letters by calling for them, and I do not see why we should be different to Llanelly and other towns.—Mr. Dl. Davies: No doubt some people would be very anxious to get their letters on Tuesdays—perhaps they might con- tain "big" cheques, or perhaps they would be love- letters (laughter).—It was decided to reply to Mr. Phillips that the Council offered no objection to the proposal. It was decided, upon the recommenda- tion of the Finance Committee, that a war bonus be paid to the employees.—It is understood that the drastic action of the Military Authorities in declar- ing the place "out of bounds" for the troops now camping in the district has been taken on account of a case of scarlet fever having been reported in the town.—The Chairman said it was a very seri- ous hardship on the tradesmen that the soldiers were not allowed to come into the urban district. It was a great shame that the idea should be en- couraged, that Burry Port was a fever stricken place. Mr. Dl. Davies: Who is the man responsible for this? We should protest,—The Clerk was in- structed to communicate with the authorities.










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