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CANVASSING FOR APPOINTMENTS PftOHIBiTEO BIT THIS LLANTWIT SCHOOL BOARO. ACT UPON THE SQUARE." At übe monthly meeting of the Llantwit Fardre School Board, on Tuesday, Mr J. Roberts moved that it be made a standing order that in all future applications for appointments under this Board. canvassing be prohibited.-Mr Hopkin Morgan seconded.-Air Bryant: Do you really think it will be any benefit?—Mr Roberts: I do.—Mr Bryant: Of course it is very tiresome to have people coming to you, but a working man, woo bad a boy or girl for whom he wants a post, has no other w:y of approaching us. A member need not pledge himself in any shape or form.—Mr Roberts: I cannot see any very great strength in your reasoning. If an applicant lives in the neighborhood, hecr che would be well kaown.— Mr Leysbon :—I doú'¡; see how we can avoid can- vassing. If your neighbour or my neighbour comes to ask for a favour, I don't see why we should not grant it if the qualifications are up to the mark.—Mr Roberts I don't look at it as a favour if the qualification is really the highest —Mr Leyshon: How can you put an end to it ?- Mr H. Morgan Disqualify the candidate, and say so ir. the advertisement.—Mr Roberts That has been done, and I must say that the candidates did not then oanvass.—The Chairman agreed with Mr Roberts that an applicant from the neighbourhood could not tell them more than they knew or could ascertain from the testimoniels. Such a resolution as this would save an pleasantness.- Mr Bryant Even if you pass it, do you mean to say that, if any member of this Board were can- I vassed, disqualify that candidate ?—Mr Roberts I believe the candidates would have the good sense not to do it.-Rev E. Rees Not to disqualify them, but to discountenance the canvassing. When we advertise for the most efficient teachers, I and still allow canvassing, we lay ourselves open to be influenced in favour of those who may not be the most efficient, because canvassing means that we lay ourselves open to be influenced by them. One or the other must be meaningless. If we allow canvassing we ought not to advertise at all.—Mr Bryant I hope, Mr Rees, you .have not fallen into that trap at all; I should be sorry to admit it myself. (Laughter.)-The resolution was then agreed to nem con.-The Vice-chair- man There is no effect in it.—The Chairman: Give it a trial.—Mr Bryant: Now, gentlemen, remember to act upon the square. (Laughter.)

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