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COUNTY APPEAL TRIBUNAL.

HOW TO OBTAIN TTIIC PATTERN.

IRURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL OF…

AN INDUSTRIAL WAR WEAPON.

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BUILTH WELLS URBAN TRIBUNAL

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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.

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