Farm Hands. FURTHER CALL-UP POSTPOKEP, It was announced in the House of CoroI11 on Thursday that further calling-up notices j men engaged in agriculture had been postp011^ until after the harvest. Men who had received their calling-up notices, it was sta* must obey them.
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SOLVING THE FOOD PROBLEM. A SELF-SUFFICING BRITAIN. British agriculture is at last coming into its own. After having been for many years the Cinderella of home industries, the nation has awakened to the fact that it can no longer be ignored. This is strikingly shown in a report just issued by the Committee on Reconstruction appointed by Mr. Asquith in 101(5, of which Lord Selborne is chairman. The outstanding feature of the report is the emphasis it places t)n the fact that national security must be the basis of our future policy, and that this object cannot be attained unless we encourage and protect our agriculture. AN AGRICULTURAL POLICY. The Corn Production Act of last year established three principles of agricultural policy, viz. :— 'I (1.) A guaranteed price for wheat and oats to secure stability of conditions for all who live from the land. (2.) A minimum wage to secure a full share of the profits of agriculture to the labourer. (3.) A power in reserve which the State J.A i. A cure the! f may use LOIIti advan- tage. This Act was passed as a temporary measure, but the Selborne Committee declare that these principles must be embodied in after-war • legislation as the permanent basis for agricul- tural re-construction. Unless so embodied they assert, there can be no hope for the people of the L nited Kingdom becoming emancipated from dependence on supplies of food brought from oversea or of the increase of our rural population." The recommendations of the committee do not supersede the principles of the Corn Pro- duction Act. which are now in operation, but enlarge them and add to them. They provide for extended agricultural education, cheap loans, improved transport, and greater facilities for purchase by small-holders desirous of owning Jheir land. The principle of purchase," they say, contained in Mr. Jesse Collings' Pur- chase of Land Bill should be adopted." AN ADMIRALTY WARNING. The conclusions of the committee were no doubt influenced to some extent by a commu- nication they received from the Admiralty, which reads as follows The submarine attack on the oversea food supply of the United Kingdom has thrown a great additional strain upon thaj-Navy in the present war. The Navy has so far been able to keepth -is submarine attack in check, but no means have yet been discovered to render sea borne traffic immune from attack. Consequently any effective steps to make this country less dependent upon the importation of the necessities of life in the present-war would result in a great reduction of anxiety." But it is not the present war alone that must be considered. We must take into account the possibilities of the future. It would be criminally foolish to neglect the lessoiis of this war and take no thought for future years. Hence the Admiralty comment goes on to say The certain development of the submarine may render such vessels still more formidable as weapons of attack against seaborne comttierce in a future war, and no j ustificatiou exists for assuming that anything approaching entire immunity can be obtained. Therefore, the experience of the present will 1 leads to the conclusion that any measures which resulted in rendering the United Kingdom less dependent on the importation of foodstuffs during the period of a future war, and so in reducing the volume of sea-borne traffic, would greatly relieve the strain upon the Navy, and add immensely to the national security." This is a warning which no Government can afford to neglect. It must be acted upon without delay. We must never again be caught napping. LOOKING AHEAD. The rreat object of the recommendations of the Selborne Committee is, in any future crisis, to render this country wholly independent of oversea supplies of corn, potatoes, or dairy produce. and less dependent than it is now on oversea supplies of meat. They believe that if the measures they set forth are systematically carried out, the dependence of this country on oversea supplies of food will become continu- ously less during the years of peace, with the result that on the outbreak of war, and by carrying out the plans of the Board of Agricul- ture carefully matured in times of peace specifying the crops to be grown, the country would become self-sufficient in the foodstuffs named after the first subsequent harvest in respect of the cultivations for which these plans had been carried out. With sufficient land under the plough and in good heart this is a perfectly practicable policy." The Committee scout tbe idea, put forward n some quarters, that this country is unfitted for an agricultural system, and that agriculture can only be developed at the expense of British manufactures. They point out very truly that u the great development of German agriculture, which has enabled the German Empire to sus- tain the war for three years, exactly synchron- ized with the equally great development of German manufactures and of the German in, I mercantile marine. It has also synchronized with an immense increase of the German population, and an almost complete cessation of German emigration. Why should our exper- ience be different ? It would, indeed, be a deplorable dilemma if we had to choose between the prosperity of agriculture, manufactures, and shipping, if their interests were in fact IP mutually antagonistic. But the exact contrary is the case. The greater the production of our soil the greater the home market for our manu- factures. and the greater the demand for over- sea goods which our country cannot supply." SECURITY BEFORE CHEAPNESS. We welcome this report, not because it is complete in its details or adequate in its recom- mendations. which, indeed it is not, but because it is an authoritative recognition of the fact that national security must come before cheap- ness. The best way in which to counteract the submarine menace is to grow more food at home. To continue to be dependent upon foreign supplies is simply to court disaster. It shows us, too, that agriculture is still the
"OmUNC" GEESE. Remarkable Cruelty Case at Builth. At Builth Wells Police Court on Monday- before Mr. C. W. Woosnam (chairman), Mr. C. G. Inglis. Dr. W. Black Jones, and Mr. H. T. Price,-D. M. Price, farmer, Hendre. Llanynis, near Builth, was summoned by Inspector T. Laird, R.S.P.C.A., for cruelty to two geese by u quilling them. Inspector Laird stated that 'on May 29th he visited defendant's farm, and told him he was making enquiries with regard to the quilling" of geese in the neighbourhood. Defendant replied that he had three geese with feathers in their noses to prevent them getting through the hedges. Witness went with him to a field on the farm, and there saw a number of geese, two of them having feathers stuck in their noses. He examined the two birds and found that there were two small scabs on each side of the nose, partly festering. He removed the feathers, and several spots of blood followed. He then pointed out to defendant the state of the geese, and in reply Mr. Price said that he was not in tIit; liabit of no, such a thing. ntld that he would npt do it-again. Defendant pleaded guilty, but observed that the quills did net pass through a sensitive part of the nose, and if cruelty had been committed I it was quite unintentionally. The Bench ordered a fine of 1 (_)/
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LLANWRTYD, WAKE UP! To the Editor of the COUNTY TIMES. S i it,-Your correspondents, the two u Walians," wield pretty pens but lack imagination. Against the gimcrackery of Petticoat Lane should be set the halo of I medisevalism, whilst even this very shilly- shallying with the T.P.C. Act is but so much evidence of modernism and up-to-dateness, j betokening the presence of a.,Hidden Hand. Whose craft it is that is in danger of being set at naught, the mere visitor cannot fail to see. So, come off those brakes, you mighty panjan- drums Some at least of you owe it us a thousand-fold for grins suppressed and patience sorely tried by blatant claims If this over- verges on the poetical, Mr. Editor, it is all along of tasting these Pierian springs. VISITOR.
GARTH. Sale of Machinery, &c.—Mr Arthur S. T. Lucas, auctioneer, of Swansea, conducted a most successful sale of machinery, plant, LK-e., at the Garth Brick Works on Wednesday last. There was a large attendance, comprising dealers from all parts of the country, and 'the following were some of the principal lots sold —Patent brick built kiln, £ 70 timber built drying shed, £ 40 ditto, JE58 small lot of C.I. pipes, £ 10 10s. drilling machine, £ 1 H Galloway's boiler, 16 ft. by oft., £ 109 horizontal condensing engine. JE140 engine shed, £ 17; single brick press by Whitehead, X12 25 ft. of 3 in. shafting, £17 Keith air propeller. £ (> 12s. 12 flooring plates, £ 15 drying shed, JE29 repress machine, X14 Alexander brick press, £ 52 10s 9 in. Gandy bell elevator. £;5; Whittaker's overdriven grinding pan, JESS 25 h.p. turbine and shafting, £ 72 10s. shed over same, £ 15 turbine shed, £ 16 10s.; clay store drying shed, £ 75 four Howard's tip wagons, £ 20 14 lb. tram rails and turn tables, £5ô; Remington No. 10 type- writer, JE30.
BRECON BOROUGH TRIBUNAL. First Batch of New Military Age Cases. Public interest in the doings of the Brecon Borough Tribunal revived on Friday night, when a number of cases of men of the new military age were dealt with. The members present were the Mayor (Mr W. F. Parry deWinton), Messrs James Morgan, G. T. Jones, and John Davies. In the case of James Michael, baker's assis- tant. which had been adjourned for another medical examination, it was stated that the applicant had been placed in Grade III. Mr C. W. Best (N.S. representative) men- tioned that it was the first part of Grade III. The Mayor We don't know anything about parts of a grade. Mr Best said he did not press for applicant to go into the Army, but he did not think he was pulling his weight where lie was and he suggested that he should be called upon to join the War Agricultural Volunteers, being familiar with horses. The Tribunal granted a month's exemption, conditional on the applicant joining the War Agricultural Volunteers. The Rev. R. H. Chambers (headmaster of Christ College) supported the application in the case of John Bowen, Newmarch street (44), Grade II., a gardener and agriculturist. Mr Chambers stated that Bowen raised potatoes and other vegetables for 95 persons, he culti- vated an acre of garden with the spade and three-fifths of an acre with the plough, and also supervised the cultivation of five more acres of land. He was a member of the Royal Horti- cultural Society's panel of expert garden ad- visers. Mr Chambers produced a letter from' the Royal Horticultural Society, stating that Bowen had given valuable lessons in garden work to Brecon allotment holders, and one from Mr Morton, headmaster of the Brecon Boys' County School, testifying to the good work Bowen had done in instruction. The Mayor said the Tribunal would give three months' exemption so that the crop "could be harvested this year. Mr Best I shall have to appeal against that. In the case of Wm. Thos. Jones, 19. Orchard street (39), Grade III., master printer, the N.S. I representative agreed to temporary exemption on occupational grounds, but said he wished to Set rid of ground D (hardship). Applicant having stated his case as applying to Ground D, the Tribunal granted three months' exemption both OK the occupational and hardship grounds. Mr Best said he must appeal against that. Mr Lewis W. H. Jones, solicitor, supported the application of E. Hood Williams, Ship street (43), Grade II., baker and grocer, and exemption for three months was granted on Grounds D. and G. In the case of Charles -Hem'y Jenkins, Free street (31), compositor and stone hand, Grade III., the N.S. representative consented to three months' exemption on Ground D, but opposed the application of the employers, the Brecon County Times Ltd. The exemption suggested by Mr Best was granted, and the employers' application refused. Charles Henry Mayo, Flag and Castle, inn- keeper and jobbing gardener (43), Grade I., was z, granted a mouth's exemption with the recom- mendation that he should volunteer for full- time agricultural work. Thomas Williams, manager of Messrs Brad- ley's outfitting establishment (45), Grade I., was refused exemption, but not to be called up until 8th July. A similar decision, but not to be called up until August 1st, was given respecting the application of Charles Price, S. David's street, insurance agent (43), Grade II. W. T. Watkins, Dainter street, house decor- I ator (31), Grade III., was granted three months' I temporary exemption. CASE OF A WIDOW'S SON. A case in which a widow applied on behalf of her son was that of David Charles Dacey, Maendu street, clerk (18), Grade 1. Applicant's husband died in France, and there are a number of children left. Mr Best said the Tribunal had no jurisdiction in this case, and that being so he could take no part in the matter. The Mayor asked Mr Best if he had seen re- ported in that day's papers a similar case which came before the House of Commons Tribunal, and the stand the chairman (Sir Donald Maclean) had made upon the matter. The case was similar, in fact there was scarcely any difference in it. In the case quoted by the Mayor exemption was granted to applicant, Sir Donald Maclean giving the ground upon which it was granted I Z, Z!1 as serious hardship to the widow. Mr Best I must leave it to you. My ill- .structions are not to appear in it. The Mayor Well, we will adjourn the case until a more definite ruling has been given as to what has occurred in a similar case before the House of Commons Tribunal. Mr Best I don't want to raise false hopes, but this man has got to go. I am very sorry for the mother. Mrs Dacey That's not much use to me. His father has sacrificed his life, and surely you will leave me this boy. The Mayor We will adjourn the case for a month. (Applause). William James, Black Lion Inn, licensed victualler (46), Grade II., made application for exemption, and after questions by Mr Best had been answered by applicant, the Tribunal ad- journed the case-for a month in order that ap- plicant might get work of national importance. Applicant Then I can stay where I am. Mr James explained that he was a civilian clerk in the orderly room at the Depot S.W.B. 9 W. T. Joiies, chief accountant to the Brecon- shire Coal and Lime Co. (45), Grade II., for whom Mr George Tudor, solicitor, appeared, was granted three months' exemption on domestic grounds. Edward Simmonds, Newmarch street (47). Grade I., labourer, who said he had ten children —one serving in the Army and another vv*il i to go as soon as his time came—was §>lveB|j month's exemption, and told to engage hifflS6 as a War Agricultural Volunteer. j Mr George Tudor appeared in the j Adam Daw, High street (45), Grade II and shoe dealer and repairer, and conditio" exemption was granted. Mr Tudor also appeared in the case of 4* Shapland, the Struet (46). Grade II., tailor. „ The Mayor said it would be well to have the tailors affected before the Tribunal at the same time, but eventually three months J emption was granted. Walter James. 5. Church row (45), feller, was granted conditional exemption long as he continues in his present ii Mr Watkins, stone mason, Llanfaes, apP^i for William Lewis, 11, Newmarch street Grade I., mason. Mr Best said this was an employer's the ground of hardship, and could not be The Tribunal, after a statement by Mr W* kins, suggested that the man should not £ called up for a month. Mr Best said could not accept the suggestion, because- case was not before them, but in any event tbB man would have a fortnight from July 1st. '00 Mr George Tudor supported the applicad of Rhys Jones, Watton (45), Grade I.. nl31, tailor, and exemption for three months granted. ip|| Exemption for three months was gra»^ Thomas Roger Pugh. 14, Pendre (45), Grade 1 house painter and paperhanger.
Breconshire Lighting TimeS, a b d t Light up. Subdue- P.M. P.M- July 4 10.3 11.33 3 5 10.3 11.33 3 6 10.2 11.32 7 10.2 1L32 8 10"1 11.31 9 10.1 11.31 10 10.0 11.30 11 10.0 11.3a
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greatest and most important of our industries, and one which is vital to the happiness, pros- perity. and very existence of the nation. It has taken a long time to convince our statesmen and our working-men of this elementary fact. so clearly seen and su eloquently expounded by Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, but it is one of the many lessons we have learnt which does some- thing to atone for the horrors and sacrifices of the present war.