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CLYNE SCHOOL BOARD.

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WATCHMAN'S NOTES. RESIGNATION. So far as I have been able to gather, the public have received with perfect resignation the news that Dr J. \Y. Thomas is inflexible and will not withdraw his resignation, so that there is resig- nation on both sides. If Dr Thomas had held the office longer, and the public had become impressed with the value of his services, the case would probably have been different. Apparently, he has not had opportunities of exhibiting his capabilities in the office which he now vacates—- hence the apathy displayed by those most con- cerned namely, the ratepayers. I am bound to add that the ratepayers, save and except those who belong to very small so-called political circles, looked with the greatest disfavour upon the proposal to accede to the application for an increase of the salary of the Medical Officer of Health. REFLECTION. It occurs to me that more opportunities of asserting himself should be afforded the Medical Officer of Health. Or, perhaps, I ought to say that the Medical Officer of Health should make more opportunities. We know only too well, some of us, whose homes have been invaded by disease, how much is left undone in our town that ought to be done, in the way of safeguarding the public health. Tuke the period intervening between Dr Thomas' resignation of his seat on the Town Council and his resignation of he office of Medical Officer ot Health, and what has been done that has left its mark in the way of making the town a sweeter place to live in ? We heard by side windla of inspections of butchers' stalls, and of distress- ing discoveries made therein but we did not find, excepting in one case, that wholesome prosecu- tions followed. Grand opportunities were thus missed. Perhaps it was that Dr Thomas was not supported by those who should have supported him. I do not know, and so cannot say. I hold the view that a strong-willed Medical Officer of Health could, by calling attention in plain terms to sources of danger, so arouse the public that even the most lethargic town councillor would be afraid to neglect a duty which the Medical Officer insisted demanded attention, SATISFACTION. Dr Thomas will now have opportunities of serving the public in a sphere where the paltry detail of salary will not trouble him. He is one of the guardians of Neath town, and what is more, he is a Progressive guardian. As I have not a clear under- standing of what is meant by the phrase Pro- gressive," I shall add to my information by watching the actions of Dr Thomas, and his brother Progressive, the Rev James Edwards. Doubtless they will prove themselves able expononts of Pro- gressive principles (whatever they may be).

LLANBLETHIAN PARISH COUNCIL.

SOUTH EAST WALES UNITARIAN…