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Temperance Festival at Treorchy. Baptists' Popular "Event." Effective Singing. The Upper Rhondda Temperance Sing- ing Festival was held on Monday at N oddfa Chapel, Treorchy. This festival is one of the largest events of its kind held in Wales, and is annually looked forward to with interest and enthusiasm. This year, no less than a thousand chil- dren were in attendance, and the scene on the gallery of what is the second largest Baptist chapel in Wales was indeed an inspiring one. The impressiveness of the scene, however, reached its climax as the children burst into sonorous and effective song, filling the huge edifice with a har- mony of inexpressible freshness and purity- The conductor on this occasion was Mr. O. T. Jones (AtaiNr Ffestin), Moriah. Pentre, and formerly of Llanelly. Mr. Jones has had a varied and extensive Mr. 0. T. JONES (Alaw Ffestin), L.T.S.C. experience of conducting singing festivals, all of which have been singularly success- ful, and not a little of the success of Monday's mammoth" gymanfa" was duo to his tact, skill and geniality. The programme, as usual, was varied and interesting, and comprised the follow- ing well-known children's tunes, which were sung with telling effect" Beth fydd y ciynhauaf draw? Aros gyda, ni," Fel Lili yw Dirwest," and Y Nef i ni." Miss Nana Jones, Pentre, also contributed an extremely fine rendering of Myfi yw'r nechadur penaf." Mr. David Bowen (Myfyr Ilefirt) delivered a, suitable address, punctuated with happy phrase and sound advice. Mr. J. Morgan Evans, Pentre. presided. Certificates for attendance were also awarded, Moriah (Pentre) coming first with a total of 77 children out of 124. In the evening, Mr. Joseph Williams (superintendent, Prudential Assurance Company) presided. The programme at this meeting even surpassed that of the afternoon. The chief soloists were Miss Catherine Lewis, Treorchy: and Misses Jenkins and Gladys Morris, Siloam, Gelli. An effective recitation was given by Miss Bessie Evans, Pentre, entitled Y Meddwyn." Mr. W. Williams, Cardiff, founder and general organiser of the move- ment, gave a very able address upon the importance of -learning hymns by heart, Mr. D. J. DAVIES (Secretary). and expressed himself highly pleased with the festival. At this juncture, votes of condolence were passed with Prof. J. T. Jones, L.R.A.M., organist of Noddfa, upon his recent bereavement; and also with the parents of the late Miss Michael, Stuart Street, Treqrcjiv. who passed away on Sunday evening, at the early age of 17. An interesting function at this meeting was the presentation of a shield and baton for the best progress recorded during the year. The shield was won by Noddfa, Treorchy; whilst the baton fell to the lot of Nebo, Ystrad. In the absence of Prof. J, T, Jones, the duties of organist were capably discharged by Mr. E. D, Thomas!, Ton. The festival throughout proved one of the most successful yet held, thanks to the untiring efforts of the secretary, Mr. T. J. Davies, Hermon Street, Treorchy.
Penile Lads' Brigade. Open-Air Tea and Competitions An open-air tea took place at the Griffin Park, Pentre, on Monday last, under the auspices of the St. Peter's Company of the Church Lads' Brigade, The following ladies, assisted by the younger ladies of the church, very ably presided at the tables: —Mrs. F. Dyke, Mrs. Griffiths, Itfrs. Smith, Mrs. George (chemist), Srs. D. Jones (organist), Mrs. Hamlin, Mrs. Landers, Mrs. Wines, Mrs. Ruttley, and the Misses Dorrington. M. Wight, May Morgan, Gwen Thomas, M. Davies, and Jull; cutters, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Stone, and Mrs. Morris. About 250 sat down at the tables, and after ample justice had been done to the eatables, various competitions took place. A dis- play of physical drills was given by the Brigade, under the very able command of Captain Newbury. A display was also given by the Pentre Gymnastic Club (instructor, Percy K. Ruttley). The result of the races was as follows,: -Sack racle,lst T. Jones, 2nd W. Jenkins; egg and spoon race (ladies only), 1st Mrs. Thomas, 2nd Miss R. Pritchard; boot race, 1st E. Pritchard, 2nd G. Elford; blindfold race, 1st L. D. Lewis, 2nd J. Amos. Starter, Mr. David Jones (organ- ist); judges, Messrs. H. Scott, Lisle, Read, Rev. Mr. Griffiths, Rev. Mr. Smith. Mr. Davidson, P.C.M., Capt. Newbury and Lieut. F. Dyke. Mrs. Griffiths; presented the prizes. The Brigade will leave Pentre for Penarth shortly, to camp for a week at the latter place.
Linesman's Smart Work. On Friday evening, what might have proved a dangerous accident, owing to road subsidence on the Miskin Road, Tre- alaw, was averted by the prompt action of the tramway contractors. A tramway standard situate on the curve near the Miskin Hotel, having a heavy strain upon it, gave way at the foundation, causing the standard to lean towards the road, and looked very dangerous. Men were soon on the job, and in about three hours B oreman Linesman James and his men had another pole erected and the wires made quite safe. Considering this work was carried out without delaying the ears, while the wires were alive, without acci- dent reflects great credit on the con- tractors and their men.
A "Combine" Trip Mid-Rhondda Officials Have a Gay Time in "White City. The official staff of the Cambrian, Glamorgan, and Naval Collieries of Mid- Rhondda on Monday visited the Franco- British Exhibition in London. This was really the first meeting of the officials of the three concerns since the combine had come into existence, and, to mark their appreciation of it, the directors of the companies very generously defrayed the whole of the expenses of the 400 members of the three staffs, including train fare, admission to the exhibition, breakfast on the train, and a, lunch at the White City." Needless to add, this action of the directors met with the heartiest appreciation of the staff, and will be the means of intensifying the good feeling existing between the staff of the three concerns. The Great Western Railway authorities had placed twelve corridor coaches, three dining-cars, and two saloonsi at the disposal of the party, and the arrangements (for which Mr. Brereton, stationmaster at Penygraig, and his staff were responsible) left nothing to be desired. Luncheon was provided at Lyons' French Court Cafe in the exhibi- tion grounds, at which Mr. Leonard W. Llewelyn, agent and director, presided. Mr. Trevor Price, Llwynypia, proposed the toast of the directors of the three companies, to which Mr. Llewellyn re- in sponded. In doing! .so, Mr. Llewelyn regretted the absence of the directors, but added that they had each sent a message of good wishes to the gathering. The Staff at the Collieries was pro- posed by the Chairman, and responded to bv Messrs. D.' Williams (Cambrian), B. e Davies (Glamorgan), and E. Dorman (Naval).
CALIFORNIAN OIL. Following the great success of the California Oilfields, Limited, which last year paid 40 per Cent., the British Consolidated Oil Corporation, Limited, is at present issuing £ 100,000 Six per Cent. Debentures, purely for the purposes of fur- ther development. These Debentures are ex- changeable for shares at par at any time up to the annual report in 1910, and for shares at £ 2 dunng the folio wing year. Several of the pro- perties adjoin those of the first-named company, and have been most favourably reported upon by such eminent authorities as Sir Boverton Redwood and Mr. Arthur Eastlake. The board is of exceptional strength, deluding such names as Sir Robert Hampson, formerly Lord Mayor of Liverpool, and Sir Thomas A. Salt, Bart. A strong guarantee as to the excellence j ,f!Dpal^ is the fact ^at the United States Debenture Corporation has consented to act as trustee for the Deben- holders. There are already fourteen wells whieh are steady producers, and at least 275 ad- ditional wells can be sunk. Messrs. Price VVat-crhouse, and Co., the accountants, certify that the net production for fourteen months amounted to 330,042 barrels, and that the ex- pense of operation for the first two months of ;he consolidation-April and May, 1908-was bio0 per month. The demand is very far in txeem of the supply, the prices are increasing; it is pointed out that these Debentures form in attractive and improving investment. Pro- ipectuses may be obtained from any of the H-anchea of Lloyds Bank, Limited, or from the secretary of the Company, at 835, Salisbury Souse, London. E. <l
The Case of Hermon Tonypandy At the Sotith Wales Quarterly Associa- tion, held at Dbwlais on Tuesday, the Rev. W. J. Williams (Moderator) pre- siding, the above case was brought for- ward. A committee, consisting of two repre- sentatives from eaoh Monthly Meeting, had been appointed by the Association held at Cilgerran in April to investigate the whole affair from its commencement, and this committee was expected to give its report on Tuesday. The above committee met on Monday evening, and the only report the secre- tary, the Rev. John Morgan, Aberdare, had to give was as. follows1:—They had looked into the caae, and had found they had much work to do. They had no report to give, only they, had come to the conclusion that it was very necessary to visit the, place, in order to see* to the value of the building, the number of com- municants, their financial position, and its spiritual aspect.. For this purpose they had appointed a sulj-committee. These were the Revs. J. Davies, Pandy; Walter James, Llangattock; Evan Harries, E. Thomas, Port Talbot; and Mr. John Morgan, solicitor, Cardiff. They pro- mised to have the report ready for the next Association, which will be held at New Quay on October 5tli next.
Mid-Rhondda & District Chamber of Trade. The usual monthly meeting of the above Chamber took place at the Grocers' Rooms, Wellington Chambers, on Tuesday even- ing, Mr. Noah Meredith presiding. The chief item on the agenda was the report of the Nursing Association Com- mittee, who submitted! a scheme to be laid before the local collieries. The scheme suggests that an institution be formed, called tho" Mid-Rhonddai Nursing Insti- tution," the object of which will be to provide proper nurses for the district, including Wards 5, 6 and 7, and covering a, larger1 area than that of the present Association. One halfpenny per week will be asked from the workmen, whilst trades- men and artisans will be expected to become annual subscribers of 5s. and up- wards. It is intended that ten nurses shall be provided, who will be under the control of a committee of management, to be appointed annually. Six representa- tives of the Chamber of Trade will act on the committee, the others being selected from the collieries, &c. The scheme has not yet reached completion, but the in- habitants of Micl-Rhondda will be pleased to know that something is being done by the Chamber to provide a local nursing institution. In relation to the payment of the Secretary of the Chamber, it was decided to pay an annual fee and percentage on collections. The matter of plate glass insurance was freely discussed. Mr. Hugh Williams stated that the grocers had an insurance Ox their own for the past five yeans, and he did not think there was place for another to be formed in Mid-Rhondda. Ultimately, the matter was allowed to lie on the table. Mr. J. Kinstley brought .before the Chamber the nuisance that is caused by the quacks and other street vendors who are allowed to erect their stalls in the streets, thereby blocking the pathways, and it was decided that a deputation, comprising of the officers of the Chamber' be appointed to interview Inspector Hole on the subject. Re open spaces for children, the depu- tation that waited upon Mr. Ran dell, of the Dunraven Estate, decided to hold their report in secret until the next monthly meeting, as it was not convenient to give the report on Tuesday night. It was decided, to close the shops on I August Bank-Holiday Monday and Tues- day. Tlie Secretary (Mr*. John Rees) was instructed to write to all trades establish- ments, asking the proprietors to decorate their premises on the day of the forth- coming Crown Eisteddfod.
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Lawn Tennis Notes. Keen interest is taken in the lawn tennis handicaps at Llwynypia. The preliminary rounds have been played in both the ladies' and the gentlemen's. .Looking over the names of those who arc .Sitill in-the running, we find that mighty men have already fallen. The following have escaped so far and enter the fourth round:—M. S. Lewis and Haydn Jones, Andrew Powell and D. K. Richards, C. Perry and J. Evans or R. Bowen, 1. D. Griffiths or Rufus Lewis. In the ladies' handicap, the result up to date is as follows —Miss M. Evans or Mrs. Williamsi v. Miss Ellis, Miss Agnes Williams v. Mrs. A. Evans. The finals in the two handicaps will be played on the same evening. The Tennis Committee anticipate a record gate. The exact date will Jje made known again. J. T. Lewis I and R. Bowen were in m-and form against Mountain Ash on Saturday, winning three events. The other four players gave a poor display, winning only one event between them. Mountain Ash claimed five event!?- to Uwynypia's four. A word of praise is due to Mr. Ivor Blake for the excellent teas he prepares for the players, &c., on the field.
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The Property Market. MR. WILLIAM MORGAN. Mr. William Morgan, auctioneer, Tre- alaw, conducted the seventh sale of the Glamorgan leasehold property at, the Ivor Had Hotel, Llwynypia, on Tuesday evening. There was a large attendance of tenants and public generally, and, as usual, the biddings were of tho liveliest nature. The properties disposed of were situate mostly in Llwynypia Terrace, Inverleith; Terrace, and Amelia Terrace, and realised as follows :—No. 2, Llwynypia Terrace, Mr. John Hammond, £ 90; 3, do., Mr. Wm. O'Brien, 7, Rosedale Ter- race, Llwynypia, £ 88; 4, do- Mr. E. Setter, Tonypandy, £ 92; 5, do., Mr. Robert Troqte (tenant), £ 90; 7, 8 and 9, do., Mr. J. II. Jones, Llwynypia, zC90 each 10, do., Mr. Geo. Cooper, 4, Camp- bell Terrace, C96 1, Inverleith Terrace, Mr. Ivor Pike, Partridge Road, £ 89; 2, Inverleith Terrace, Mr. Walter Jones (tenant), £ 92. The remainder of the pro- perties were disposed of at corresponding prices. MR. E. T. DAVIES. Messrs. E. T. Davies & Co. conducted a sale of leasehold properties at Ystrad Hotel, Gelli, on Tuesday evening last. There was a good attendance and bidding was brisk. Three dwelling-houses, with cellar dwellings, situate at 92, 93 and 95, Gelli Road, held for a term of 99 years from 1883, and subject to a yearly ground rent of £ 3 3s., were sold to Mr. W. J. Gould at £ 157 10s. each, Nos. 1 and 2, Lloyd Street, Gelli, held under a lease for 99 years from January 1st, 1904, and subject to a ground rent of t2 2s., were sold to Mr. H. Arters, butcher, Pentre, at tl72 10s. each. All the other lots were withdrawn.
IR0RWICKSI UBANNG PONDER MAKES DEUCIOUS CAKES & PASTRY. I mm in r-Oom Mid-Rhondda Athletic Grounds, Tonypandy GRAND PROFESSIONAL ATHLETIC SPORTS AND CARNIVAL On Bank Holiday Monday, August 3rd. Cycling and Foot Running Handicaps Tag-of-War for Boys, 14 years and under, lOa-side School Boys' Flag Race; Sack Race; Potatoe Race Egg and Spoon Race Girls' Skipping cl Race Obstacle Race Old Man's Race. Carnival will parade the main Stteet from Butchers'Arms to Thistle Hotel, starting from Trinity Road at 12.30 o'clock to Penygraig and back to Thistle Hotel, and back to Athletic Grounds. Judging on the Grounds. THE HIBERNIA BAND (Winners of the Crystal Palace Preliminary Cup, 1905), will play in Carnival and Sports. Admission to Grounds, 1/ Ladies and Children, 6d. each. Gates open at 1 o'clock, Sports to commence at 2. For Entry Forms and other information apply to Secretary, Social and Athletic Club, Tonypandy, IW Don't forget the Perth Cottage Hospital Carnival and Sports at Forth on August 4th and 5th. Frank Bowen & Co. SALE of Entire Stock of Blouses, Corsets, Skirts, Underclothing, Hosiery,. Cloves, Laces and lVIillinery. 1- Wool and Cotton Dress Stuffs, Cur- tains and Damasks, TO-DAY, and following 14 days! FRANK BOWEN & Co. (Late JOHN EVANS), Alexandra Buildings, Pontypridd, 4331 n rirmr»»TiiiifiiiiiiMii«mw"»TirTTirwiwiB—w"rn"—————a—
Amusements. Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Inere must be a peculiar attraction in a music hall bill of fare to attract crowded houses in these sweltering even- ings. And two hours spent at the Hippo. this week will provide the explanation why people are fascinated by this kind of per- formance. For there are really capital turns that compel admiration, and comic and tragic pictures that create laughter and draw tears. Rappo and Ella, for instance, are equilibrists with a positive penchant for doing clever things. Their performance is iealiy a unique one. Tom Bassett might have stepped out of an Elizabethan picture, so true to nature is he, and so quaintly reminiscent of the days gone by. His Shy lock is a clever parody on the original thing. E. G. Edwards makes a funny bobby," and would no doubt add the necessary stripes by his gentle persuasion under diffi- culties. The Woelhaffs are also a clever pair, and provide plenty of good time for the audience. The pictures are up to the usual standard. Palace, Porth One of the finest turns at the Palace this week is De Henan. the marvellous artist with his toes. De Henan completes an oil-painting with his toes in about five minutes. He is also a clever musician. Bennet and Martell are great as The Shipwrecked Mariners." During the time they occupy the boards, they provide a roaring turn. Fritz Knonan is an incom- parable whistler; whilst the Three Rubies contribute a graceful turn of acrobacy. The Weimars, in their refined entertain- ment on the elevated wire, Mdlle. Aladina, the Emsone, and the Tintos. j together with the pictures, complete a strong programme. Tivoli, Pentre. The Myriophone, which is claimed to be the greatest of all musical novelties, occupies the place of honour at the above house this week. It is a high-class and beautifully toned musical instrument, consisting of 2,000 revolving strings. Little Tim is a quaint comedian with the quaintest of manners. He sings and talks in the quaintest fashion; indeed, he is the quintessence of quaintness. Smith and Johnson, coloured drawing-room enter- tainers, are conspicuous in A Cousin of Mine whilst quite a cooling sensation is afforded by the Snow Family, grotesque and expert skaters. Rowland Hill is a comedian with a, good song; whilst among the other atractions are E. H. Bostock's Baboons, claimed to be the most enter- taining animals in the world. The great George French Troupe are clever cyclists, and the Cbsman Troupe are very smart in their patter, singing, dancing and acrobatics. Cardiff Empire. Mr. John Lawson will a n',car at Cardiff Empire next week, when several sketches, including "Pigs in Clover," "Kings Minister," Humanity," and The Monkey's Paw," wall be given. -==-=- La Belle Titcombe, who created, such a. sensation in London a little while ago by appearing in Hyde Park in Directoire Dress"; the Narow Brothers, Cussac Talma, Kent and Keith, Jock Mills, Wania, Blanche Vincent, and Lee Tung Fi are others on the bill. Lee Tung Fi is a Chinese baritone, and possesses a remark- ably well-trained and tuneful baritone voice, and sings selections in four or five different languages. He is a good story- teller too. The Chinese scale is so limited that- vocalists.. according to our cvvn acceptance of the term, are almost an unknown quantity to them, so it is really a remarkable achievement for Lee Tung Fi to sing according to our scale of notes. This probably is due to the fact that he was educated at a Chinese Missionary School at San Francisco, where his father. when he was a little boy, was a merchant. He was soloist at one of the bi", San Francisco churches for a couple of years before he was discovered, by a vaudeville manager. Fred Karno's Comedians at the Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. Next week, there will be two perform- ances each evening at 7 and 9 at the Theatre Royal, Tonypandy, when Fred Karno's comedians will appear in the burlesque, The Humming Birds," so much to the front recently in the Law Courts. This well-known company in- cludes Sid Owen, Scotch comedian: the Saiico Midgets, the smallest conjurers on earth the Sisters Valli, banjoists and top- boot dancers; Downs, the coloured Aus- tralian tenor; and Willie and Johnny, extraordinary hand balancers. Fred Karno's Pantomime Troupe will appear in a new burlesque, entitled" The Casuals." and give humorous delineations of the exterior and interior of a casual ward. Biograph pictures will also be shewn at both performances each night. With such an attractive programme the popular prices 3d., 6d., 9d., and Is., must attract big crowds.
Musical Scholarship for Porth Girl. At the Glamorgan Education Committee meeting on Tuesday, an additional musical scholarship of 40 guineas was awarded to Miss Blodwen Lloyd, Porth.
Aberavon (Port Talbot) Horse Show. The great annual Aberavon (Port Talbot) horse show, which has developed into one of the most attractive events of the kind in the country, will be held as usual, on August Bank Holiday on 'the line new Port Talbot Athletic Ground which provides one of the best show rings in Wales. There are attractive events for open and local competitions, with aggre- gate prizes of £180 and five magnificent silver oups. Also jumping, trotting shoe- llg, and poultry and dairy exhibitions. For furthür particulars see our advertise- ment columns. ;.0.
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Ambulance Competition at ferlldale. Ferndale was en fete and presented a most animated appearance on Saturda-y, the ibtli itist., the occasion being the second annual ambulance competition for the D. Davis and Hons (Limited) Ambu- lance Shield. A large procession of ambu- lance men in full uniform, representmg the brigades of Ferndale, Tylorstown and bodringallt, marched in splendid order from the Assembly Hall to, the Darran Lake Grounds (where the competition was held), headed by the noted and popular ■ferndale Prize Band. The interest and enthusiasm displayed by the large crowds which lined the streets was most en- couraging, and augurs well for the future of so praiseworthy and noble a cause. there was a splendid attendance at the field, the grand stand being veritably Packed. The competition was patronised by the most nrominent gentlemen of the place, among those present being: —Mr. David Hannah (agent, ]>. Davis and Sons), Mr. J. W. Thomas, M.E., Mr. P. L. Jacob, M-Jii., Mr. Tom John, Mr. John Jones (Bodringallt), Dr. T. Thomas, Dr. Morris (Tylorstown), and Mr. Dd. Rees (veterinary surgeon, Ferndale). The committee had been most fortunate in securing the ser- vices of Colonel Steele, of Abergavenny, as adjudicator a more competent judge one would not desire. Six teams took part in the competition, three from Ferndale, two from Tylorstown, and one from Bodringallt. Ferndale teams took both first and second prizes, and Tylorstown the third, prizes and win- ders being as follow —1st prize, £ 3, Cap- tain Charles Thomas' Team, representing No. 4 Pit, Ferndale; 2nd do., zC2, Cap- tain Buller Jones' Team, representing No. Ferndale; 3rd do., £ 1, Captain coroner's Team, representing No. 8 Pit, tylorstown. The theoretical examination took place j't the Assembly Hall, and knowing it will «e of great interest and help to ambulance men, we give the questions submitted to the competitors(1) Give signs and symptoms of fractured ribs; (2) treat- ment of dislocation, indoors; (3) wlwft1 ^houkl be done< to a person who had attempted suicide, severing left carotid frtery; (4) give treatment of epilepsy; v^) give treatment for vertical wound of the abdomen, with protrusion of the destines. The tester the practical part the competition' took place on the field, llù was a very uncommon and trying one, inasmuch that the team had two patients tO attend to at the same time. The plan 01 the test was as follows:-There is a 41aill heading, with a stall on the right, rhe scene of an explosion which is local- ised. There is a man in the face of the jtall on the right apparently suffocated r°m the effects of a it <m-damn. and in the Manx heading there is another man Partially insensible, suffering from severe °ek, with a fractured leg. i. Ihe adjudicator expressed himself very i 'Shly pleased with the ability displayed various teams, and especially the j,rung team, who were ahead a very sPectable distance from the nearest °mpetitoi". ta • C0IJ)iJIim<;nt and congratulate the ^Ptain! Charles Thomas, and ineni- of the winning team upon their again 1139 successful in winning the shield. Jl*s is the second year of this competi- en, and Mr. Thomas has been successful ^th times. The names of those of the 'Hnjtig team are —Messrs. C'has. Thomas y^Ptain), David John, John Francis, Bob ancis and Evan Richards. i ■i-Vxi*. Thomas, though but a young man, .already achieved many successes, iiiuig the Warren Shield, Pentre; kaUnty Shield, 1907; Warren Shield, l".y, 1908, only lost by one. point. lvn a highly respected in the ^t^lct) and bears a most excellent char- I- Buller Jones, the captain of the which secured the second prize, has °. a splendid record, having won many (Ws- He was second at Peptre (WUri'e« Shield); tliird. at> Ferndale nlfeu Shield), medals, &c. ea^'°.at pruitse is due to Mr, Go rone r, the* |ltt'. aiid the team which came third, «aviug done sq well, this being their their first appearance in r>Petition. ^a)i u °^ciaJ luncheon took place at the ^U,S 'y Hotel. Mr. Vivian Rees, in the ity Se of an address, made a most Poll th statement, which threw light ^11 the progress of ambulance work Soj.0vi8 the employees of D. Davis and Of He said that in the event of one bicse terrible calamities occurring, is the curse of the coalfields of the k°U1t i n° ^ess "than 200 ambulance men A available from the employeesi of avis and Sons alone to render help ,W sen:lCe to those in need. h think that a. sincere word of praise Nes secretary, Mr. Charles L. N;h .^oreman of the fitters and iIller,), for his unstinted labours and t Ces in the grand cause and the pre- isa, 11 ertaking. In some circles the th was discussed of giving, medals ttB P, dinners of the shield to commemo- S] occasions upon which it had been at+ .^°P0 that this matter will catch Ui.te^i°» °t thqse who have authority 1 \i Ve direction, A photo of the 11 £ team will appear in our next