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PENTREBACH NEW SCHOOL.

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erected at Lower Pentrebach. At that time it j was first proposed that a temporary corrugated j iron building would be good enough, Ald. D. W. Jones (Dofdais) contending that the Ply- mouth Collieries would be worked out in 25 > years. At a subsequent Council mseting, Coun. L. M. Jones gave figures which proved incon- I testibly that theore was sufficient unworked coal in the Plymouth Company's area, producing at the rate of half a million tons per annum, to extend, at the least, for sixty year. Now this matter was put in the hands of the Sites and Buildings Committee. The site was selected, and the Education Clerk's notice in the "Ex- press" stated that the architect was instructed to draw the plans and piepa-re an estimate of the cost. This estimate ( £ 2,500) is, I think, the lowest ever made for any school in the Bor- ough, which will meet the requirements of the Board of Education, and which Mr. Thackeray informs us, he has no fear that the Department will readily approve. Why, than, all this delay? Why does the Committee refer the matter back indefinitely? They have, to my knowledge, been several times to inspect Pentrebacb School, and have had the matter on their minds long enough to give ordinary sensitive persons nightmare of the most aggra- vated form. There are three Labour repre- sentatives for the Plymouth Ward on the Coun- cil, yet only one of them (Coun. L. M. Jones) seems to look after the interests of tha upper portion of the ward. Two of these Laoour men have actually opposed the scheme, while the opposition parties have gone out of their way to support it. It is time for these so-called pro- gressives to bestir themselves, to wipe out the stain which rests on Merthyr in allowing this project of the new school to go on in such an unbusinesslike manner. It occurs to me some- times that there must be lurking in the bosoms of the Labour members a fear that the workers will come to know as much about things jis they themselves, and consequently are doing their utmost to check progress- Let me warn them to change their attitude, or they may find them- selves left behind. I am given to understand that the New Hall is being offered to the Coun- cil at a rental as a school to accommodate be- tween four and five hundred children. I, for one, shall certain!" object to children going there. Are the children of this district still to be penalised because Pentrebach had once a voluntary school ? When are the councillors goinT to get a Council school for our children? As a resident of the district, I can confidently assert that the parents are anxiously waiting for something to bo done. This question has been before the Council for upwards of five veal's. These things will not be forgotten next November.—Yours, etc., L'ENFANT TERRIBLE.