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THE MAYORAL PROGRAMME.

A GENERAL ELECTION AT HAND.

WELSHPOOL COUNCIL MEETINGS.

THE HIGHWAY FATALITY.

--THE HARVEST IN WALES.

COUNCILLOR ROGERS AND THE…

YOUTH IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE.

AN UNFAIR EXCEPTION.

LLANBRYNMAIR.

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Injustice to Llanmerewig.

Careers For County School…

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Careers For County School Pupils. Sir,-f read with great interest your articles bearing on the recent lecture at the school on The Choice of a Career," and would be glad, if you would let me, through the medium of your paper, make the following remarks <1n the subject: (1) The fact that our schools turn out so many Teachers and Preachers is due to the following cause: The large number of scholarships and exhibitions to our schools and to the Universities and Theological Colleges has made it easy for a clever boy, and encouraged him, to proceed to a degree course so as to qualify for these two professions. If some of the County Exhibitions could be diverted to help boys to enter, e.g., engineering and chemical works, perhaps we would thus reduce the number of able boys, who, though their bent really lies in other directions, now through lack of means avail themselves of the help given to become teachers or preachers. (2) For commercial careers preparation is given by book-keeping and shorthand, which are now com- prised in the curriculum of tnanv of our schools, it is well, however, to point out trot the payment of a premium is as a rule necessary to obtain a good start in a big establishment; otherwise a boy must be prepared to start very 4ow down, and dlimb through his ability and perseverance, both of which qualities are the better developed the longer he stays at school. The Future Career Association is organising a branch to introduce promising pupils to commer- cial houses. A branch for this purpose in the new Labour Exchanges might be advantageous. (3) You refer to Civil Service appointments as desirable posts for which our schools should directly prepare pupils. But it should be made perfectly clear to parents that these posts are very keenly competed for, and are won only by those candidates who gain about 70 per cent. on their papers. The age limit is 17—19. (4) Parents should note the excellent openings for surveyors and land valuers due to the land measures of the recent Budget.—Yours etc., Newtown, Nov. 11th. R. IVOR JONES.

Llanfyllin Mayoral Election.

The Welshpool Election.

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SEEN AND HEARD.

NEWTOWN SESSIONS.