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.( Personal.—Capt. W. C. Inglis, of the Head- quarters Staff of the Canadian Forces, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Builth Rural District Council.—At the last meeting of the Council, Mr. T. Pugh presiding, the Medical Officer (Dr. Black Jones) reported five cases of diphtheria in the district, and suggested that the Council should join with other Councils in the provision of a small isolation hospital. The meeting approved the idea, as one to be carried out when circumstances permitted. Women's Institute.—The president (Mrs. Aubrey Thomas) presided over the monthly meeting of the Builth Wells Women's Institute held at the Church Hall, and there was a fair attendance. Mr. RogeIftilliams gave a short history of some of the old industries of Brecon- shire, and suggested that gangs of women could be placed in different centres convenient for despatch to farms where their help in milking ewes for cheese making would be required. Raid on a Tennis Pavilion.—At a Children's Court on Monday, Maggie Pugh, aged 11 years, of 22, Oaklands, was charged with stealing china ware to the value of 7s. (id. from the county lawn tennis pavilion at Builth Wells, and her mother, Alice Pu was charged with receiving the same knowing it to be stolen.— Mr C. W. Woosnam, secretary of the County Lawn Tennis Club, stated that the pavilion had been locked up since the outbreak of the war. The property produced belonged to the Club and was kept in a box in the pavilion.— JP-& Davjes stated that on the 4th May he visited the" pavilion and saw that it had beeti 1 broken into and a' good deal of damage done. On making enquiries he found that a lot of children had been seen in the building the previous week. He went to- Oaklands and Maggie Pugh made a statement to the effect that she took J:he things from the pavilion some day in the previous week. and that another girl wli6 was with her took a small basin. The girl also said that she told her mother that she got the things from Mrs Bradley. Her mother was ill in bed at the time and told her to put them in a cupboard. Witness asked Mrs Pugh if her daughter had been given any money to buy the things from Mrs Bradley "and she replied No," and produced the missing pro- perty from the cupboard. She also made a statement confirming her daughter's story and asserting that she believed it.—Maggie Pugh pleaded guilty, but her mother maintained that she did not know that the articles had been stolen.—The charge against Mrs Pugh was dismissed and the child was bound over for six months to be of good behaviour. New Surveyor.—At an adjourned meeting of Colwyn Rural District Council, on Monday, Mr H. Evan-Thomas presiding, thel applications of Mr J. W. Sheen, Colwyn, Mr Powell, Pentre, Howey, and Mr W. A. Weale, late of Bryncrach, Hundred House, for the post of road surveyor, were further considered and the candidates were interviewed. Eventually Mr Weale was appointed. Death of Mr J. W. Evans.—The death is an- nounced of Mr J. W. Evans, of Bridge street, Franlcsbridge. For over 25 years Mr Evans had been surveyor to the Colwyn Rural District Council and registrar of births and deaths for the same area, and was a most efficient officer. Recently he had resigned these offices owing to ill-health. He was also a deacon of Franks- bridge Baptist Church and superintendent of the Sunday School. The funeral took place at Franksbridge on Tuesday. r