SENNYBRIOGE BABY SHOW. j Promising Start for ChHd Care Centre. Ch-1. centres. long since estab- lished and dorng good work ill a number of large towns, so fur have only been talked about in Breconshire. But for the war, it is probable that such centres would have been in operation by now at populous places like Ystradgynlais and Brynmawr as things are. it seems almost certain that the lead to the county in this matter will be given in a rural district, that of Devynock. with the village 0r Ul.i,.i iLib'.i J.J coiiveiiiont headfluarters. A branch of the Women's Institute has been usefully carried on for some time at Sennybridge, and the ladies who have made a success of this move- ment have now resolved on the develop- ment of a child care centre, and it is hoped that this will soon be in working order. To make the people of the dis- trict familiar with the idea and to gain the good will of mothers, it was arranged to hold a baby show. Mrs Buckley Roderick undertook the work of organi- zation, and with the help of a ladies' committee made a great success of the venture. From the first the show pro- ject caught on," aud there was a large entry of infants from all parts of the Devynock and Sennybridge nursing dis- trict. The show was held at Sonny-, bridge on Tuesday last, and no less than 33 babies were brought to the Reading Room for examination by the judges— Mrs Horsepool, of the Mothers' and Babies' Welcome, Swansea, and Dr. Col ston Williams, medical officer of health for the county. There were three classes, and Mrs Buckley Roderick also gave a silver cup for the champion baby in the show. The awards were as follows Class 1, under 12 months.—1, Alice Rowlands, Chapel House, Devynock 2, Fanny Greta Thomas, Usk and Railway Hotel, Sennybridge 3, Alice Jane Watkins, Penwingon, Trecastle. Class 2, between one and two years.— 1,OswaldPritchard, Brynheulog, Bishops- town, Trecastle 2, Gwilym Price, Nantymadog 3, Edith Wynne Jones, Penyrynis. Cray. Class 3, between two and three years. -1, Gwendoline Mary Price, Xoyadd- fach, Llandilo.'rfane 2, Gladys Davies, Maescar Farm, Sennybridge 3, David Gwynne Price. Red Lion," Trecastle. Champion baby in the show—John Stephen Evans, Cwmlliw, Trallong. Amongst those not already mentioned who interested themselves in the show and were present during the day we noticed the Rev. and Mrs A. Garnons Williams and Mr Garnons Williams, » Abercamlais Mrs R. D. Garnons Williams, Llwyncyntefin Miss Williams and Miss Adelaide Williams, Penpont Dr. and Mrs T. P. Thomas, Brecon Miss Thomas, Abersenny Mrs Miller aud Miss J. Miller, Forest Lodge and the district nurse, who had a very busy morning. A MOTHER'S HINTS TO MOTHERS. There was a large gathering in the Market Hall for the prize distribution. Mrs A. Garnons Williams presided, and gave a practical address before hand- ing the prizes to the proud mothers. She said she was told that was the first baby show in the county under the infant wel- fare scheme. A centre was being started in Sennybridge for the neighbourhood. A committee had been formed, and her niece, Miss Catherine Garnons Williams. who had now come to live at home, was the secretary. Last year Miss Garnons Williams passed through St. Barth- olomew's Hospital after four years' training, and she (the speaker) happened to know that she was very highly thought of by the doctors aud nurses there, so they would all agree she was a very suit- able person for the post of secretary. Her elder niece. Mrs Buckley Roderick, who had worked so hard to make the show a success, asked her to thank the members of the committee who had given such valuable help and shown so much kindness in connection with the movement. Addressing herself par- ticularly to the mothers, Mrs Garnons Williams said she had had half-a-dozen babies of her own, and was the second of a family of eight, and therefore could speak with some experience. She -had lived altogether in five parishes, three in Wales and two in England (one near London and one in Hampshire); she had also been a good deal in Edin- burgh, and had always taken an interest in children wherever she was. And the one thing that struck her wherever she was was that half the mothers of the nation robbed their children of one particular thing which cost them no money, only a little patience and perse- verance and a little trouble-sleep. Therq were so many children about the Streets late at night who ought to be in bed. Some mothers would say that they could not get the children in when it was I go light in the evenings, but that was only a matter of habit. If they started having a regular bedtime and stuck to it, it would become ft thalter of course. There might be exceptions such as a day's Outing, but it was the rule that was the thing. In a parish in Radnorshire where she lived her children for the first year of their school-life went to the village school, and she always had them in bed by 7-30. They were then ready I for school the next morning. Many teachers now complained that children were not ready for school in the morning. Her little children generally slept the clock round, and at any rate children ought to have ten hours in bed, and that was a matter for the mothers. If tbej followed the plan she had indicated
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Llangorse Boating Fatality. I To the Editor of the COUNTV TIMES. Sir. The letter signed E. B. P." touches a matter of vital importance, j aud unless steps are taken to assure ( some degree of safety in boating on some degree of safety in boating on Llangorse Lake, I'm afraid the late lamentable accident will be but the fore- runner of others. My experience of a few hours' boating on the lake one day lately was as follows :—Accompanied by II a friend I hired a boat for the purpose of pike fishing and secured the services of a boatman (?) Reaching the middle of the lake our first unpleasant experi- ence was due to our boatman catching a crab "—result, said boatman reclining in the bottom of the boat grimly grasp- ing one oar, the other floated off. After considerable manoeuvring I succeeded in casting my line around the oar and I getting it aboard. Returning I found our boatman unable to make headway against the wind, consequently I had to take a hand. Rowlocks were entirely unsuitable for this class of boat and were not interchangeable. Total catch —nil. Surely supervision is necessary. I am, sir, yours truly, LEX." July 31st, 1919.
Important Appointment. AGRICULTURAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR BRECONSHIRE. On Friday last the Breconshire Agri- cultural Executive Committee inter- viewed at Brecon the candidates placed on the short list for the post of county executive officer, advertised at a salary of 9350 per annum, and eventually ap- pointed Mr Isaac Jones, of Beiliglas, Cwmgors, Glamorganshire.
Brecon Control Case. At the Brecon Borough Police Court, on Monday-before the Mayor and Messrs J. C. B. Morris and Evan Morgan- Mrs Mary Elizabeth Blake, licensee of the Tradesman's Arms," Llanfaes, was charged with supplying beer during pro- hibited hours and also with permitting consumption her husband, Edgar Richard Blake, was charged with supplying, and William Williams, Cwmclyn, was charged with consuming." P.c. Hibbert stated that at 3.55 p.m., in company with P.c. Lewis, he went to the Tradesman's Arms and found the door locked. On his knocking Mrs Blake came and admitted them. In one of the rooms he saw Mr Blake and Mr Williams sitting at a table. He asked Mr Blake what was under the table-cloth and defendant replied Nothing." Witness raised the cloth and saw a pint measure three parts full of beer directly in front of Williams. Williams said it was not his pint," but afterwards asked witness to overlook the occurrence if possible. Defendant Blake, in reply to a direct question, said As a matter of fact I did give him a pint of beer." P.c. Thos Lewis corroborated his fellow officer. Mrs Blake stated that she was at the back of the house at the time and knew nothing of the occurrence. Mr Blake said Mr Williams came to pay for two pigs and he gave him a pint of beer. He did not lock the door, it slammed through the wind blowing. Mr Williams pleaded that he went to the Tradesman's Arms to pay for the two pigs he had bought and without any intention of having a drink, but Mr Blake gave him a pint of beer on the deal. The Bench fined each defendant £ 1 including costs, the Police withdrawing one of the two summonses against Mrs Blake.
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HAY GUARDIANS- Thursday.—Present, the Revs. W. E. T. Morgan (chairman), H. Griffith, and D. Morgan, Messrs. Enoch George, T. J. Stokoe, W. Price, J. R. Griffiths, E. D. Weaver, John Jones, H. Yorath, Charles Butcher Y. Bishop, John Davies, Hugh Price, A. Challoner, and J. B. Bishop, I with Mr R. T. Griffiths (clerk) and other officials. THE PEACE. The Chairman- said that some of the members had expressed the opinion that a reference should be made to the signing of the Peace Treaty. They could now congratulate themselves that the war was over, the treaty of Peace had been signed, and as far as they knew, the terms were satisfactory. They had been signed by at least three representatives 11 of the German Empire, and he hoped that they were now at peace, and that there would be no war-for many gen- erations to come. He hoped that the signing of Peace would not only bring peace between them and other countries, but that it would also engender a more friendly feeling among all classes in this country than there had been in the past. They could congratulate themselves and their country on being able to bring the war to such a satisfactory end* It was agreed to grant an extra allowance of 2/G each to adult out-door paupers residing in and outside of the Union, and 1/- each to the children, on the occasion of the Peace Celebrations. SALARIES OF OFFICIALS. The Chairman reported that the Finance Committee had considered the question of increase of salary for the following :—the two relieving officers, the master, the matron the nurse and the cook, and recommended the increases which would mean a total of 1156 but since they met, applications had been received from the two medical officers, and also the clerk and those would have to be considejRd. It was decided on the motion of Mr J. W. Jones, to postpone the question of salaries to the next meeting so that the Finance Committee should consider the late applications.
Painsoastle Council. Mr Jno. Davies (chairman), presided over the monthly meeting of the Pains- castle Rural District Council held at Hay, on Thursday last. Applications were received from the officials of Council for increases of salaries, and consideration of these was adjourned till the next meeting.
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they would have more quiet in the evening for sewing and would be healthier, brighter, and happier children. The committee arranged for two prizes in each class in the show, but Dr Colston Williams had kindly given a third in each case. (Applause). Following the distribution, Dr Colston Williams gave a short address. He remarked that we seemed to have re- discovered the importance of infants in the national life, and the State was now getting seriously concerned about the welfare and upbringing of all the babies and young children. In consequence there had been a recent change in the law, which enabled them to do a great deal of useful work for the baby and the young child. It was now possible to establish in any place in the county some form of association to help in the up-bringing of babies. The most natural way to start was for those who were interested in their neighbours to form a committee, so that they would be able to help with advice and assistance, by nursing and medical treatment, in the safe upbringing of babies. It was generally assumed that the grandmother was the easiest person to bring up a baby, but unfortunately thegrandmother had not all the modern knowledge. It would now be possible, by forming a centre, to have the advice of skilled nurses and to have medical treatment. He hoped the centre at Sennybridge | would be actually at work before long. On one day a week there would be a room open to which mothers could take their babies for the advice and assistance of the nurse or the doctor and informa- tion would also be given as to the best methods of making children's garments and the best proprietary foods to be used when natural feeding was not possible. Generally all those things would be attended to that would assist mothers attended to that would assist mothers in the upbringing of their children. He hoped all mothers in the district would heartily welcome the establishment of a centre of that sort. They were all very much indebted to the ladies who had J been the prime movers in that effort in the district, and he hoped they would always have their advice and assistance and their cordial co-operation in any further extension of the work which might be made in that part of the county. (Applause). Mrs R. D. Garnons Williams proposed a vote of thanks to the judges and to Mrs Arthur Garnons Williams. She said they had been talking about a baby show and infant welfare for two or three years, so that they had done nothing precipi- tately. She was very thankful that a baby show was now an accomplished fact and had opened the door for infant welfare work, which she hoped would help other mothers to bring up their children more wholesomely, with plenty of fresh air, plenty of sleep, and plenty of suitable food. Miss Miller seconded the vote of thanks, and observed that Mrs Arthur Garnons Williams had always shown a deep interest in anything taking place at Sennybridge and done her best to help it. Mrs A. Garnons Williams, replying to a cordial vote, said she was delighted to be able to help in a small way and was very pleased to see so many babies who looked well. The starters for the sports were Messrs. C. West, D. R. Peat, and the judges were Dr. Jeffreys, Mr Johnson, and the Rerv. F. Jones, Rhydybriw, and the following rendered valuable assistance in keeping the course and in other ways :—Messrs. D. Powell (Castle), D. C. Jones, W. J. Davies, and T. Harris. The prizes were distributed by Mrs Buckley Roderick. On the proposition of Dr. Jeffreys Powell, seconded by Mr Powell (Ath- rawdy), a very hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mrs Buckley Roderick, Mrs Garnons Williams (Abercamlais) and Mrs Jeffreys Powell (Glanwysk) for providing the prizes and inaugurating the splendid and successful baby show and sports held that day, at the same time a fervent hope was expressed that a similar show would be held next year. The large company endorsed the vote with hearty cheers. RESULTS OF THE SPORTS. Boy's and Girls under 8.—1 Eirlys Thomas, 2 Gwendoline West, 3 Eric Thomas. Girls under 10-1 Eirlys Thomas, 2 Ada Thomas, 3 Bonnie Davies. Boys under 10. -1 Bryn Davies, 2 Gordon Jones, 3 D. J. Bennet. Girls under 12.—1 Gladys Jones, 2 A. May Price. 3 Bonnie Davies. Boys under 12.—1 Bryn Davies, 2 Gwilym Thomas, 3 Alfred West. Girls under 15.—1 Bonnie Davies, 2 GwenBY Williams, 3 Gladys Jones. Bo3's under 15.—1 Bertie Gammon, 2 Gwilym Thomas;, 3 Ivor Griffiths, Thread and Needle Race.—1 Bessie Edwards, 2 Dolly Davies, 3 Rhoda Thomas. Girls' boot race.—1 Rhoda Thomas, 2 Bonnie Davies, 3 Dolly Davies. Boys' boot race.—1 Meiron Morgan, 2 Bryn Davies, 3 Mervyn Thomas. Egg and spoon race for girls under 11.—1 Annie Price, 2 Annie May Price. Egg and spoon race for boys under ) 11-—1 T. Price, 2 A West, 3 Samuel Evans. Egg and 6pooii race for girls under 15 1 Bessie Edwards, 2 Bessie Griffiths. j Egg and spoon race for boys under 15.— 1 Bertie Gammon, 2 Meirion Morgan. 120 yards race (open).-I Cyril DavIes, 2 W. J. Davies, 3 Walter Jones. 1 Consolation race (girls).—1 Maggie J. Evans. 2 Marjory Joseph, 3 Bessie Price. I Consolation race (boys).—1 Eric Thomas, 2 Gwyn Price, 3 Glammor Little. High jump under 15.—1 Cyril Davies, 2 Meirion Morgan, 3 Bessie Edwards. Long jump (boys).—1 Cyril Davies, 2 Meirion Morgan, 3 A. West. High jump (girls). — 1 Gwenny Williams, 2 Bessie Edwards, 3 Annie Price. Three-legged race (girls).—1 Gwenny Williams and Gladys Jones, 2 Ada Thomas and A. May Price, 3 Annie Price and M. Jane Evans. Three-legged race (boys).—1 Cyril Davies and Willie Price, 2 Meirion Morgan and Laytou Price, 3 Joe Davies and Thomas Thomas. The stall holders at the sale of work were Mrs Powell, Athrawdy, and Miss Margaret Llewellyn Davies, Cwmwysk. All the garments had been made by members of the village institute and found a very ready sale.