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ENDING JOINT COMMITTEE. — r' ^ie Brecon shire Standing "Joint E^COT! Was ^eld at ^ie County Hall, on Friday. Present Messrs. J. E. Vid p yu' E" Butler, C. W. Woosnam, lu .ovrell, M. W. Morgan, and Jas. Morgan. Coftlu" the first meeting of a new year of ft^^nittee's work, Mr David Powell pro- sing he re-election of Col. Lord Glanusk as 11, and expressed the hope that they Ijj. !^0n have his lordship back again. W- • Butler seconded and it was carried At r. W. Morgan moved the re-election of ,°0re-Gwyn as acting chairman, remarking had conducted the business well, and Jjj, them all. s ai "VO()Stiam seconded, and this proposition So carried unanimously. 5 P°LICE AND ENTERTAINMENTS t TAX. Clerk (Mr H. F. W. Harries) read a 1'i frolU the Board of Customs and Excise «i(J the question of the amount to be ^list*1" ass^s^ance the police in the ad- i^ion of the entertainments tax. as to the k he had been writing for information. tr°ard stated that they were afraid a letter 8u^ject dated March 22nd had mis- They were prepared to pay £ 25 per ^0l co-operation of the Breconshire 111 this matter. A statement of the work accompanied the ietter. Harries added that he had put the N (!°n before the Acting Chief Constable, ? and the Deputy Chief- Constable had Into it and the Acting Chief Constable W committee to accept the terms as W^le. The police had been doing the since July 20th, 191G, and the question °f claiming payment for that period. ^avid Powell moved that the terms H accePted, and that a claim be for- for past services. I,r L W. Morgan seconded and it was ed. ACTING CHIEF'S REPORT. Acting Chief Constable (the Hon. C. ^^uthven) reported that 38 indictable h;id been reported during the past ^afr' *u resPec^ to which 22 males and 3 es had been proceeded against. Of these \'e "'ere sent for trial, 11 summarily convicted, k erl dischar-,ed, five put on probation or For non-indictable offences 148 had been dealt with summarily by the s during the quarter, 105 being fined, e to prison, 13 being handed to naval or authorities, and 26 discharged. The prosecutions showed an increase of econlpared with the corresponding quarter year. The Police received reports of and property to the value of £ G7 5s. 4d. to? stolen or lost, and £ 53 19s. 8d. was re- occupiers of five licensed houses ° £ en convicted for breaches of the Licensing (L'S- Two persons had been convicted of ''kenness. a decrease of seven, and seven had Il convicted of drunkenness and disorderly ^uct, a decrease of six. Five inquests were \$e duri»g ^e quarter—two natural causes, alcideiit. There were 22 vacancies in the i()' P.C. Thomas Pitman was killed in rill May 9th, after having been on active j- France about two and a half years. Pffy. • tf. Davies (sergeant R.G.A.) was taken 1,1 of war on March 21st, and was now e<* in Germany. Since the last meeting W- c°mmittee, three men had been released for Ce "with the colours—P.C. Evan Williams, David Davies. and P.C. Owen R. P.C. Thomas Morgan had been dis- \J(¡l¡ ed from the Army, and had re-commenced Cfji duty. As a result of men joining the Vl"1*8' *wo out-stations had been closed, Tre- a'id Erwood, and their districts were now Oed V men in adjoining stations. A cen- of live stock taken for the Ministry of k on June 4th entailed a considerable I40 Ilt of work on the depleted staff of Police Hed suggested that the Ministry of Food be to pay the men for these duties. the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Ik ^°osnam, it was resolved to send a vote of jPathy to the family of the late P.C. Pitman. ^Vas a^so decided to follow up the recom- ^^ati°n of the Acting Chief Constable as to t°r the live stock census. The Clerk l0'ied that a new census of stock would 'Cj to be taken shortly for the Board of Culture. t, HALL-KEEPER CALLED UP. I t4lias reported that Mr Grant, the caretaker q e County Hall, had been placed in Grade II. ^jli^Ued up, and it was agreed to make his pay up to his wages, the details to be <'tt). by a small committee when the result of "implication by Mr Grant for employment as trChanic in the Air Force is known. Jenkins, formerly assistant warder at Uvaij Prison, whose services are immediately l k- was appointed caretaker of the hall .1 e:iting apparatus temporarily, at 3:21- per Útv!( to the end of September and 35/- from st to March 31st, he to pay for an)- I Wa a'lce he may require, and Mrs Grant to tfJt, 1,1 in the house and have charge of the {L

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