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OQESSMAKINO AT HOME.
OQESSMAKINO AT HOME. t BY 5YLVIA. SUMMER FROCK. Present fancy for ft combination of two g w 'ttals, either plain or patterned, is one 0»i s^0uld appeal to the thrifty mother, f 11til to the possibilities it opens up of U Ing short lengths, and making a frock or If 0ut would otherwise be of U ^6, C'4c- S l«e model is intended for a washing fl sP°tted and plain gingham could be | & *eU employed for that sketched, though I L Ped or patterned material of any kind can y nsed for the sleeves and sides of the blouse. | C»t Out. i Pi 1 Wk 6 centre the panel front and I *° ^ie mafcer'a^ anc* P"1 *n 1 ^e>. as the latter hooks over invisibly at the f. Ife side, to the bodice-part. If, however, you ^Pressed for time, or a bit short of mate- > you can make the frock fasten up the i I i 'ttern No. ..205. sketch a nice 'Sn for two h!^s' an(^ *S Comin^ Of^oragirl jj'&t to ten of a&e- 2 Vrt 2yds. to *5 °f wide- plain and ^cy material c Squired. !I.e of the back, but it will not look so nice I t<L e fastening I have suggested. The front of the bodice should be placed to the to thdges, which will bring the back-part a bit ra. cross, as it is lut all in one. Trace or am- *<>und the outline very carefully, also W °tehes, and then cut out, allowing the eessary turnings. kake Up. hen. cut out, turn in the edges of the left Ce of the panel back, neat-en with a strip of or material, sew on the hooks or tops of WPress-studs (whichever are chosen for fas- Ogs), and neat en the shoulder-part, where •V^ple of fastenings will also be needed. turn in the edges of the panel back and to0 >. tack and stitch in place to the corre- al ^-ding portions of the blouse; then tack "a stitch at the sleeve and under-arm seam&, ^aten and press. Turn up and stitch the ^e,u of lower edge, remembering to make the &j*ck a wee bit shorter than the front, as it ,aJ"s has a tendency to drop here. Face the sttj S'^e blouse-part with a nice wide material, and sew on the remainder of -fastenings to correspond with those •°ulr sew11 on- Neat-en and finish off the tf,P ^r-parts and lower part of placket, also with a'band of the material on the side and stitched at each edge. J^ETTY CAMI-SK! R I. ^li transparent fabrics which are now so t»epCl1 favoured make dainty underwear very 1 j,essaiT to complete the effect. The design' ejj !aye seieeted for the second of this week's atnC's 's n Particularly easy one to make, at the same time daintv. crials, &c. a variety of fabrics are suited to the 3 Ration of this under-garment, from nain- eo?- to Shantung or Jap" silk, as well as tatted taffetas, the choice depending on the it is to be worn with. I 0 Ci;t Out. '-lit Ont. if 11,; petticoat portion is cut all in one, and J'oiu- material be wide enough it may be ^'• selveilucways of the fabric, and shaped by deep dart- under the anus. If silk or narrow- I Pattern No. 2,206. Here is a I pretty design for an underskirt, to wear with transparent fabrics, which is quite easy to I carry out. It will take about 2jyds. of 36-inch goods, with 2yds. to 2 iyds. of wide embroidery, and the same quan- tity of insertion. i goods be employed, however, it is best place the centre front to the selvedges and cot-responding part of the back to the tj'd- If Very flimsy it will be best to make petticoat- fun length, so as xo aive a little Stance to the foot part. T° IMake Up. I t First of all turn in and stitcli the hem of sile Packet- opening, "which, in the case of that etched, is at the bacK. Sew on tlie re- tired fastenings or make buttonholes and I' fvv on the button?, and then join up the |°w?r part cf the seam. Join the strips of Qsertion together for the yoke, gather the
COUNTY APPEAL TRIBUNAL.
COUNTY APPEAL TRIBUNAL. Dealing with ordinary "ases at Brecon on Thursday, the County Appeal Tribunal had another long sitting. There were present Messrs. D. T. Jeffreys (chairman), H/ Evan- Thomas, Ed. Butler, W. F. Parry deWinton, and Jas. Morgan (Brynmawr), with the Secretary (Mr. H. F. W. Harries) and the N.S. repre- sentatives. NEW COURSE WITH APPLICATIONS FOR RE-EXAMINATION. During the day a considerable number of applications for examination by medical assessors were dealt with and the majority were refused. The Chairman remarked, with regard to these applications, that the Tribunal had referred the medical certificates to the Medical Board and had the benefit of the Board's observations upon them. Formerly they had had evidence simply on one side and had not the views of the Medical Board on the cases. NO EVIDENCE OF HARDSHIP. Mr. Lewis W. H. Jones, solicitor, suppoited an appeal by Rees Ll. Price, tailor. Llanwrtyd Wells. 3; grade '2. since employed in a muni- tions works. He stated that two years ago appellant was granted exemption, conditional on his taking up work of national importance, but he left the work owing to illness. The Tribunal considered there was no evidence of hardship and the appeal was dis- missed. A GOOD CASE. In the case of Wm. Alfred Davies, 38, grade 3, butcher and slaughterman, Llanwrtyd Wells. Mr. G. Tudor, solicitor, Brecon, who appeared for the employer, said it was an extremely hard case since the employer had got this man to take the place of his two sons who were in the army. At the time he appeared before the local Tribunal the man was in grade 1, jiow he was in grade 3. The employer said he would like to keep the shop open until his sons came back from the front. The Chairman But we cannot tell when that will be. Temporary exemption for three months. „ moiiths. A MATTER OF OPINION. The National Service Representative ap- pealed against- the exemption given by the local Tribunal to Benjamin Reynolds, science master at the Intermediate School, Brynmawr, age 35, grade I. Mf. James Morgan, acting-clerk for the managers of the school, appeared to support the application and said there were 150 scholars. In reply to Captain Wilson, N.S. county representative, he said the staff com- prised the headmaster, four lady teachers and one male in addition to Mr. Reynolds. Captain Wilson Cannot science teaching wait until the war is over V Mr. Morgan That is a matter of opinion. We have been told, and I think rightly so, that in view of the commercial competition which will follow the war, science is of the utmost importance. Captain Wilson contended that the science part of the school could remain until after the war. Mr. Morgan said they strongly appealed in any event that Mr. Reynolds should not Be called up until after the July examinations. The Chairman Has the Board of Education been applied to ? Mr. Morgan Yes. and they reply to the effect that they see up reason that he should be allowed to remain permanently in civil employment. Alderman Wm. Roberts (chairman of the governors) also spoke in support of the local Tribunal's decision, which was exemption till August. Ultimately the Tribunal granted exemption to the 31st July. THEOLOGICAL STUDENT TO GO. In an appeal by a theological student, 32, grade 3. for exemption for the pupose of his ordination, which would not take place until later in the year, Captain Wilson said that during the time the war had been going on, appellant had been studying to become a clergy- man Appellant said he had matriculated long before the war. If it had not been for his physical infirmity he would have been ordained three years ago. Captain Wilson We want work of national importance. The Chairman No exemption. You must serve in some capacity. THE BEST EVIDENCE. The N.S.' representative appealed against the exemption till August granted by the local tribunal to William Price, 43, single, Grade I. brewer's skilled labourer, of Builth Wells, on the ground that it was too long. Mr Williams, the employer, sent a letter in I which he said it had come to the point of closing down with him unless an efficient sub- stitute could be found, and he thought the X.S. representative ought to help in cases where firms had let every possible man go. The coopering work at his brewery was six months behind and if it got further behind would in- volve a loss of £ 2,000. The man had recently been ill. and ought to have another medical examination and as to the genuineness of the illness, the best evidence he could offer was
HOW TO OBTAIN TTIIC PATTERN.
HOW TO OBTAIN TTIIC PATTERN. Our paper patterns arc specially cut for us from designs expressly prepared for this column, and the cost of each compleio pattern is 6jd. post free, Af",ix-s all letters, enclosing stamps for patterns, U. "Sylvia," vVllileil'iars House, Garnielito- street. London, E.G. 4. Bo sure and mention tho number or the pattern required when ordorincr. Pauerns will be- de.iiw.toked within three days o £ tiio application being I
IRURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL OF…
I RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL OF BRECKNOCK. STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE FOR THE HALF-YEAR ENDED 30th SEPTEMBER, 1917. 1917. April 1st. £ s. d. £ s. d. Balance from the previous half-year 2548 15 6 April 1st, 1917, to 30th September, 1917- Contributions from Over- seers 1484 0 0 Grants under Agricultural Rates Act, 1896 511 15 0 From Breconshire County Council in respect of County Roads and Bridges 118 12 0 Do. of Salaries of Medical Officers of Health and Inspector of Nuisances From Water Rates for domestic purposes 54 5 3 For Special Expenses, viz. Parish of Maescar .120 0 0 "Llanhamlach 1 0 0 Llandefaelog-fach 19 0 Llangasty-Talyllyn 1 0 3 "Llanwern 3 0 0 Trallong 4 5 125 14 8 Local Government Board National Registratioh Act Expenses refunded 8 6 6 E. J. Hill, do. 17 0 W. Williams, Highway Surveyor (Refund) 9 2 Lewis Meredith (Refund Llanwern Drainage) 10 0 £ 4853 15 1 April 1st, 1917, to £ s. d. £ s. d. September 30th, 1917- By Maintenance and Re- pair of District Roads 1599 11 1 „ Waterworks 19 7 6 „ Sewerage Works 23 3 8 "Fees for Lists of Births and Deaths 4 10 10 Cost of Disinfectants Repayment of Loans- Principal 39 12 10 Interest 25 19 8 ————— 65 12 6 Establishment Charges 53 14 5 „ Audit Stamp 4 0 0 Salaries 312 9 0 National Health Insur- ance Contributions 10 17 0 Notification of Infec- tious Diseases 2 13 6 Miscellaneous Account 7 9 National Registration Act Expenses 8 6 6 Balances at the 2104 13 9 end of the half-year— In hands of Treasurer. 2740 4 4 D. Griffiths (Collector) 3 6 Surveyors- (W.Williams) 1 2 1 4 (W. Joseph) 8 8 9 2749 18 8 Less balance in favour of the Clerk on Petty Cash Account 17 4 2749 1 4 14853 15 1 Audited and found correct, E. J. HILL, R. G. WOODYATP, District Auditor. Deputy Clerk to the Council. 14th June, 1918.
AN INDUSTRIAL WAR WEAPON.
AN INDUSTRIAL WAR WEAPON. To the Editor of the Couxtv TDlEs." SLH,-It is interesting to find that the American Defence Society is putting all its weight behind the movement to use the trade boycott against Germany. The society is out for 20,000,000 American signatures to pledge themselves never, knowingly, to buy any article made in Germany. It is a wonder that Great Britain has not taken up the same attitude and formed societies for the same object long ago. Probably much opposition would be set forth in some districts to a society of the kind, but when the war is over, and our brave and gallant soldiers are able to take up the positions in life that they occupied in pre-war time, there will be no trouble in organising societies similar to the above. Cannot we at once start one iir Breconshire, where a similar spirit to that of America is in evidence ?—Yours truly, PATRIOT.
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BUILTH WELLS URBAN TRIBUNAL
BUILTH WELLS URBAN TRIBUNAL Friday. Present Messrs. Gilbert Eadie (chairman), H. T. Price, T. R. Worthington, S. G. Tulk, W. Jones, W. W. Lennard (clerk), and C. G. Inglis, N.S. representative. Messrs. W. Price and Co., Ltd., applied for exemption for Edward Morgan, employed in the delivery of bread. The firm was repre- sented by Mrs. Bourne Williams. The Chairman said they all knew the case very well and they were surprised that Morgan had been placed in Grade 1. Mrs. Bourne Williams said the man had befen ill for some time before he went to Brecon to be medically examined. The Tribunal adjourned the case for the man to be re-examined. The N.S. Representative reviewed the certificates of conditional exemption held in the following cases :— Mr Ivor S. Williams, ironmonger, High Street, Builth Wells, who stated that the greater part of his trade was in agricultural implements. He was doing all he could to help the farmers and always when called upon he had gone out to the country to repair machines and tractor ploughs. He had offered to drive a tractor plough and was always ready to take his part in such work when required. He had tried to dispose of his business but had failed to do so, and if he had to close down the loss to the town in rates I would be equal to something like a 2d. rate.— Temporary exemption for six months was granted with right of appeal. Walter Hamer, carter and quarryman, em- ployed by Mr Thomas Lant, at Llanelwedd Quarries.—The Chairman said that owing to the fact that Mr Lant had proved most patriotic during the war in sparing all the men that he possibly could, Hamer would be granted three months' exemption with right of appeal. Mr Howard H. Lewis, newsagent, bookseller, &c., Builth Wells.—Six months' exemption granted with right of appeal. Mr D. F. H. Williams, brewer, Builth Wells. -Mr Williams stated that he tried to dispose of his business in 1915 and 1916 but without; any success.—Six months' exemption was granted with right to appeal. I Mr S. J. Davies, Bristol House. Builth Wells.—Temporary exemption for six mouths < granted. Mr Joseph Probert, hairdresser, tobacconist, I &c. —- Six months' conditional exemption I' granted. Messrs. T. H. Jones, builder, and C. Whislay, I master printer, were granted six months' exemption, both being in Gtade II. Mr W. A. Smiles, West End. Builth Wells, applied on behalf of an employee, William j Richard Williams, Grade I, and three months' I temporary exemption was granted. Williams I being 44 years of age.
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BRECON DISTRICT COUNCIL. Friday.—Mr. Jenkin Williams presiding. DANGEROUS PLACES ON THE ROADS. Traianglas Parish Council wrote stating that complaints had been received of a dangerous spot on the road leading to Troedrhyddfer. Mr Watkin Joseph, the district surveyor, said the road was very wide at the spot com- plained of, and he could not understand how the man drove over the precipice he must have pulled the wrong rein. Mr John Smith: -.rs there any protection ? Mr Joseph No. Mr Smith contended that if the place was dangerous there ought to be some protection. There were a number of new dangerous places on the roads, capped by the felling of trees which were formerly a protection, that would have to be dealt with by the Council. Accidents happened without the wrong rein being pulled. Mr John Jones (Llanfihangel Nantbran) said the Council ought not to do anything without sending one or two of their number to inspect the spot. They had hundreds of similar places, and if they once began erecting protecting fences he did not know where they would stop. Mr Smith said it was wrong to leave a dan- gerous place on the side of a public road unprotected. The expense of loss of life would be greater than any expense in material. Mr Joseph said that the spot in question was now just as it had been for 50 years, and there was very little traffic. There were many places more dangerous. Replying to questions, Mr Joseph said there had been an accident a driver and his trap went down" in the middle of the day. It was agreed to send a small committee to inspect the place. CLAIM TO BE PRESSED. Mr Joseph reported that it had cost 14 10s to repair a bridge damaged by a timber haulier's motor lorry. He had had no answer to a letter written on March 13th, though responsibility for the damage was admitted. The Rev. T. Griffiths proposed that action be taken to recover the amount of the claim, Mr Tom Morgan seconded and it was carried. LLANDEFALLE FOOT BRIDGES. Mr Williams (district surveyor), reporting on the application of the Llandefalle Parish Council for two footbridges, stated that there had never been a bridge at the place mentioned on the Danyparc path, and it would cost 95 5s to put one. With regard to the Pondu path there was an accummulation of water owing to a watercourse requiring cleaning. The Council had never done anything there. but ten years ago when there was a flood he gave a couple of spare planks to put down. Mr John Jones (Llanfihangel-Nantbran) said the Council had always refused to take' any new liability with regard to footbridges, and if they acceded to the Llandefalle application there would be hundreds of similar cases. It would not cost the Parish Coundil very much to do all all that was required. He proposed that they take no action in the one case and that in the other they call upon the person responsible to clean the watercourse. Mr Jno. Smith seconded and it was carried DAMAGE BY TIMBER TRAFFIC. It was reported that the two surveyors had received letters from the War Office stating that arrangements had been made for dealing with damage to roads by Government traffic, and cases should be reported to the Road Control Officer for the area and copies of the letters sent to -the Roads Board. In the case of damage by traffic not under Government control particulars should also be reported to the same officer for investigation. Mr Williams said he understood the Govern- ment were likely to take over the whole cost of repairing extraordinary damage to roads by timber traffic. Surveyors would have to fur- nish particulars and estimates of expenses, and marked maps of the roads, so that they could be inspected. He took it that any extraordinary damage was now looked upon as being done in the national interest, and that the Government would bear the cost of repair less the ordinary cost of maintenance. Mr John Smith regarded this as the thin end of the wedge for nationalisation of the roads, which ought to have taken place long ago. It was resolved that the surveyors prepare the necessary particulars in all cases. TOO MANY PATHS IN A DEVYNOCK FIELD. Mr D. W. Havard, of the Lion Inn, Devy- nock, wrote asking for the approval of the Council of the closing of one of three paths running through a meadow known as the Gloy- shin, and stating that if the decision was favourable he should be prepared to give the necessary public notice for two months. A letter from the Parish Conncil stated* that they consented to Mr. Havard making application to the District Council. Mr. Jno Jones, Llanfihangel Nantbran, moved that a small comaiittee be appointed to inspect the meadow. The Chairman Let it be strangers then. (Laughter). Mr Tom Morgan It looks like a case for action—three paths in one field. The Deputy Clerk (Mr E. J. Hill) You would have to get the consent of Quarter Sessions to closing, and I am afraid there would have to be a very strong case before the Court would consent. Mr Tom Morgan But three paths through a three acre field It is ridiculous. Mr John Smith did not think the Court would refuse consent in such a case if it were proved that the path was of no advantage to the community. The Chairman said one of the paths, along the river, was not a right of way. Mr Joseph (surveyor) said that about twenty years ago the Council spent some £ 40 v,in putting a footbridge on this path. A committee was appointed to inspect.
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OQESSMAKINO AT HOME.
e.fl) or rue ^oucce-pan, anci secure to tnis oy z' s 0; a widish hem, through which ribbon is run and tied in a bow in front as a finish.. The yoke edges must be finished off with fancy stitching. Now gather and sew on the flounce of embroidery at the lower edge, finish off neativ, and then run a fairlv wide casing to the inside of the waist-part, run the ribbon through as in the sketch, and finish off.
COUNTY APPEAL TRIBUNAL.
that the medical men certifying was very much against his trade. (Laughter). Price stated that he returned to work the previous morning, but was still being treated by Dr. Black Jones and could only do light work (certificate produced). Mr Inglis, N.S. representative, said he told Mr Williams he should not have appealed if the local Tribunal had given a month's exemption, instead of three months, and Mr Williams said that was all he expected. (Laughter). The appeal was allowed, the man not to be called up for a month. NOT WANTED. In the case of Frank L. Morris, 33. married, grocer, of Builth Wells, it was stated that he had been placed in Grade III on re-examination (formerly Bl), and the N.S. authorities at Brecon had consented to a re-hearing. The Chairman asked why leave was given. Was it on the ground that Mr Morris had been reduced to Grade III and the authorities were not keen on having him ? Capt. Wilson Exactly, The Chairman That is practically inviting us to reverse our decision. Capt. Wilson He being a Grade III man we do not oppose the re-hearing, because we do not want him very much. Mr Morris That is quite correct, I was told I was not wanted. The Chairman Six months' exemption then. NOT THE RIGHT KIND OF HARDSHIP. Mrs Williams (Messrs. W. Price & Co., grocers, Builth Wells), applied for exemption for Charles John Hill, 37, Bl, assistant manager, on the ground of hardship. The Secretary (Mr H. F. W. Harries) said the man had been decertified by order of the Ministry of National Service and the Tribunal had no power to hear the case. Mrs Williams contended that if it was a case of special hardship the Tribunal could deal with it. The Secretary The Ministry of National Service can give leave for a hearing. Captain Wilson This is not one of those cases. This is not a case of hardship to the man. but to the employers. Mrs Williams admitted that it was on the ground of hardship to the employers that the appeal was made, and the Tribunal intimated that they could not hear the application. Mrs Williams May he not be left for some I period ? Capt. Wilson I would not mind a couple of weeks. Mrs Williams That would be no use. The Chairman Not to be called up for a month. IN A DIFFICULT POSITION. The employers of Charles Watkius, 40, Grade I, married, estate carpenter and foreman, in the Builth district, appealed against the withdrawal of exemption by the local Tribunal. Mr C. W. Woosnam, supporting the appeal, said that as agent of the property on which the man was employed and as a N.S. representive he was in a difficult position, but he should like the case to be judged exactly on its merits. The local Tribunal stated in their reasons for withdrawing the exemption that they had been informed it was not proposed to carry out repairs on this estate during the war and the man was granted exemption as an estate carpenter. I Mr Woosnam said he did not know what ground the Tribunal had for that statement. It was absolutely necessary for the repairs to I farm buildings to be kept up. and whilst Watkins was now dealing with timber he would work overtime on repairs. ¡ The Tribunal adjourned the case for a month to give the employers an opportunity of applying to the proper opoarter for a protection certificate, Wat-kins being employed on timber felling. THE DOWN GRADE. It was reported that Percy Bartlett, 38, married, clerk to Messrs. Price and Williams, timber merchants, Builth Wells, who had been refused further exemption by the local Tribunal. had been reduced from Class Bl to Grade III, and the Tribunal granted six months' condi- tional exemption, on the employer's application. SKILLED PLOUGHMAN PEELING POTATOES. Mr Evan-Thomas took no part in the hearing of the next case, that of James Maund Smiles, of Builth Wells, who after being once medically rejected and then placed in Class C3, was put in Grade II. Applicant said he worked three days a week in the Llysdinam estate office and three days a week in the Builth Food Control Office, and he was also a partner in a painting and decorating business, in which there was only one man left, six having been released. The one man left was now of military age and Grade I. Mr Evan-Thomas explained that shortly after the war began he was asked by. Col. Llewelyn, as his agent had gone on service and he was on service himself, to look after the Llysdinam estate, and was induced to do it because there was a permanent clerk familiar with the work. Unfortunately that man" died soon afterwards, and a man over military age who was found to do the work eventually went away. Then he engaged Mr Smiles, who had been twice rejected, to attend the office three days a week, and going there one day a week himself they managed to carry on. Being conscious of the necessity for men for the Army, he could not press the case if the man was in his proper position in Grade II if the man was not likely to be useful for combatant service he should be in Grade III. Replying to aii observation by the N.S. representative, Mr Evan-Thomas said he was thinking of the case of a skilled ploughman he formerly employed, who had been peeling potatoes in a canteen in France for 2 years. Capt. Wilson He is doing useful work. Mr Evan-Thomas Yes, but he is a skilled ploughman and I am trying to plough lu5 acres. If Mr Smiles can be of any use to the Army I withdraw. The Chairman Having regard to his medical history and the work he is doing think lie is better where he is six months' conditional exemption.
COUNTY APPEAL TRIBUNAL.
HAY MANAGER TO BE AGAIN EXAMINED. The N.S. Representative reviewed the certifi- cate of Herbert Thomas Williams, 36, Ct, manager and buyer of agricultural implements employed by Messrs R. Williams & Sons, Ltd., Hay. Mr J. Cater, managing director of the em- ploying firm, stated the position of the business, but the Tribunal took account of the fact that the employee had not been medically examined since May, 1917, and had been previously rejected, and ordered another medical examin- ation. WIDOW WITH THREE SONS SERVING. Mr W. Jones-Williams, solicitor, Brecon, supported an application by the employers of Reginald Alec Morgan, 18, 'Grade 1, single, haulier, on the ground of national interest and hardship to the mother. The Secretary He comes under the Proclamation. Mr Jones-Williams He is the son of a widowed mother who has three other sons serving. The Secretary He must be the only surviv- ing son of a widow who has lost one or more sons in the war. The Tribunal decided that they could not hear the case. A MATTER OF CLOSING." The refusal of the local Tribunal to grant exemption to Frank Lewis, 42, single, tailor's cutter, Hay, Grade I., was upheld, but the Court directed that Mr. Lewis was not to be called up for a month. Applicant said he was in charge of the business—he came home from abroad to keep it together for his uncle and aunt—and it was a matter of closing. A MOTHER'S PLEA. In the case of Arthur- Cooke, 18, Grade I., pitwood haulier. Hay, the Court found they had no power to act. Mrs. Cooke, the lad's mother, said three sons and a brother went to the Army when the war broke out and she thought it was a very hard case.