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Probably the leading fact which has been impressed upon everybody by th2 events of 1917 is that the war is not going to be woi^ without the aid of that doggedness which has pulled Britain over so many rough places in her history. The year has tough- ened us by its mixture of success and re- appointment. We have seen line victories i 1.- u nMrltt. of our snlendid armies, piacea loUtJ VL'C' and the Navy, by its growing mastery of the submarine has ensured that economy and industry together can defy the starvation with which our enemies threatened us. The adhesion of America to the Allies has re- moved the last excuse for doubting what the end of the war must be. The grounds of confidenco in the ultimate triumph were never so firm and manifest as they are at this moment. But it has been brought well home to us tnat patience lies between hope and fulfilment, and that we may have to be content for a time with no more than plod- ding progress. The gap made in our re- sources by the defection of Russia can be filled only by more strenuous effort of our own, while the time i6 ripening for the exer- cise of America's military strength. The great antidote to weariness under these con- ditions is to pack every individual day full of the duty which belongs to it. It is the onlooker who feels the length of the game. It is those who are busiest in playing it for whom it is soonest over. The discussion of war aims which has been so widely conducted during the past j few weeks must always bring us round finally to the simple truth that these things all hinge upon a complete victory. Without "Ll that, the rearrangement of the worm in Sl interests of peace, justice and liberty is a mere day-dream, because we shall not have the power to accomplish it. Before "terms" and programmes can have any practical meaning whatever, we have to settle whether Law and Humanity are to be supreme or whether brutal and selfish Force is to be the universal dictator. Germany has backed the latter creed not only with her own man- power and that of her vassals, but with the tenacity and discipline that are the real baokbone of her national resources. If her vile purposes arc to be thwarted, and if small nations as well as great are to hold their j heads erect in security—if barbarism is to be j beaten back and civilisation is once more to draw its breath freely—we have to bring her formidable organisation of power completely to the ground. We seek to do no more, but we must be satisfied to do no less. We j cannot now be under any delusion as to what that task means in determination and t endurance. It means the putting forth of 1 everything that is oontained in the word 1 British." And we cannot refuse the effort ( and sacrifice which are the prioe of full vie- ] tory without backsliding from all that the j pride and memory of our race imply. 1 I An excellent movement and one which it 1 is hoped will rapidly gain popularity all over the country is the shooting of wood pigeons. The depredations of this bird are well known. It is said to eat its own weight of foodstuff every day and the damage it does to crops is out of all proportion to its useful- ness in destroying insects and weeds. The systematic shooting of wild pigeons would provide an excellent item for the table and would stop a serious source of loss to the national foodstuffs. Pacifism of a truculent and aggressive type is rife at Aberystwyth University College, we are told, while Sin Feinism is glorified. Somehow, we are not surprised. The pro- fundities of Welsh politics have not yet been plumbed. This discovery of treachery has been made at Aberystwyth as it happens, and of course reflects in no way upon the College as an institution. There is ample room for investigation elsewhere. An important step is being taken by the L. and N.W. Railway in regard to the necessity for increasing the food supply of the country. The company are arranging to let out as allotments the strips of vacant land which line their railway system both outside and inside the fences, and they in- vite applications for these spaces not only from their staff but also from members of the public. A nominal rent of only 2s. per annum will be charged (and this will nclude stamp duty and rates) for average plots of 300 square yards. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this excellent offer should make application to the nearest stationmaster for particulars. This patriotic step on the part of this great railway should have an enor- mous effect on the food supply of the com- munity during the coming year. -0(.-

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_ Kidwelly Town Council..

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Local Obituary.

Carmarthen Man's Death

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Christmastide in Carmarthen

Mayor and Corporation at Church

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GOVERNMENT WISDOM-OR HOW THEY…

"PUNCH TO WALES."—"HONOUR…

LLANGAIN.

NANTGAREDIG.