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MERIONETH COUNTY" GOVERNING BODY. A meeting of the Couny Governing Body, con- stituted under the lerioneth Intermediate Educa- tion scheme, was held at the Police Station, Bar- mouth, yest-,ri;ty Dr Edward Jones, Dolgelley, chairman, presided, and there were also present Nir E. P. Jones, Festiniog Dr Hughes, Bala Mr J. Lloyd Owen, Bala Mrs Rowlands, Towyn Mrs Burton, Bala Mr John Davies, Dyffryt: Mr Andreas Roberts, Festiniog Messrs R. Jones Griffith, clerk and E. D. Jones, headmaster of Barmouth County School. INTERVIEW WITH THE CHIEF INSPECTOR. At the outset the Governors conferred with Mr Owen Owen, the chief inspector, on matters per taining to the intermediate schools of the county. At the request of Mr Owen, the conference was conducted in private.—It was stated during the conference that there had been 439 pupils at the Foliools tiiii-itig the past year, consisting of 214 boys and 225 girls. Curiously enough, there were also 439 pupils at the schools in the preceding year. ENFORCED ABSENCE. Letters regretting inability to attend were read from Mrs Price, Rhiwias, Bala, Mr A. Osmond illiams, Borthwen, Penrhyndeudraeth, and Pro- fessor Ellis Edwards, Bala College, the Rev, T. Mortimer Green, registrar, Aberystwyth College, aud Mr H. Haydn Jones, Towyn, RESIGNATION. Professor W. Rhys Roberts of U. C. N. IV., Bangor, wrote resigning his office as governor, his College engagements making it impossible for him to attend. The resignation was accepted. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Mr and Mrs Ellis of Cynias, Corwen, wrote acknowledging the resolution of sympathy passed £ n- vrT ln the death °f their son, Mr T E Ellis, M. P. A similar acknowledgment was re- fit. M" T' E' EIU"' 9' TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION DAIRYING AND AGRICULTURE. The Clerk to the County Council wrote stating that the following recommendations of the County Governing Body had been adopted by the County Council That a rate of d in the pound be levied under the Technical Instruction Act that the Aberystwyth College be requested to provide five travelling dairying classes in the following mSI TTrfWuyJnydd' Llwyngwril, Dinas Mawddwy and Llanbedr that two scholarships I u Ca awarded to young women to be held at Aberystwyth College in advanced dairying and c eese-makmg classes that five scholarships for young men to be held at Aberystwyth College be awarded to the value of £10 with the object of at- tending lectures in agriculture at the College that the balance of the technical rate be equally divided between the school districts in the county and that in the event of there being a lack of applicants that the money voted should be added to and form part of the balance." OThe Clerk submitted a list of marks gained by students at short course examinations in agriculture at Aberystwyth College. Four Aberyetwvth students were placed 14th, 15th, and 24th in the list; two forms obtaining special certificates. Mr Mortimer Green wrote suggesting that arrangements should be made for examination for College y Sch°IarahiPs tenable Aberystwyth Mr E.^ P JONES asked whether pupils of Dr Williams s School-the only county school where dairying was taught-would be eligible to com- pete. ? Farmers who had only received instruction fy dJa,ry,D§by'meansof travelling classes •fu P'aced at a disadvantage when competing with pupils of a school like Dr Williams's. The CHAIRMAN said the Governing Body had promised at the last meeting to throw the examina- tions open to Dr Williams's School and could not now go behind that promises. Moreover they could not very well offer restricted scholarships. Mr E. P. JONES spoke in favour of examinations being open to Dri Williams' School; and Dr HUGHES was of the same opinion. proposition of Mr JOHN DAVIES, seconded BY Mrs BURTON, it was agreed to throw the exam- ination open. Reports were received from members of committee appointed to examine clerks' legal charges for con- veyances, etc., amounting to 96,3. Mr Haydn Jones wrote suggesting that 910 be knocked off the bill. The Clerk submitted an explanation which the Governors cohsidered most satisfactory and it was agreed unanimously to pay the bill. An application was made by the Barmouth County School Managers for loan of balance of building fund, £ 1S4, at a low rate of interest and the CHAIRMAN said he had no objection to lending • su,™! ,at disposal, but suggested that the matter should be left in abeyance for the present and the suggestion was adopted. The CLERK saidf he had received cheques from Mr Arthur Hughes in respect of Llanegryn Charity, but not the full payment. The Clerk was directed to see to the matter and the Governors rose.




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