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I BLAENGARW. Bethania.—Special services were held on Sat- urday, Sunday, and Monday, Dec. 1st, 2nd and 3rd, when powerful and inspiring sermons wete preached by Revs. E. Edmunds, Swansea, and, D. C. Joile4, Penygraig. The services were much appreciated. Others who took part were Revs. E. M. Evans and J. Hughes, Blaengarw; C. J. Pipe, Tylagwyn, and D. Jones, missioner from the Congo, who is home on furlough. Mr. T. B. Richards, A.C., conducted the singing and also presided at the organ. Bethania Baptist Church. The Young People's. Mutual Improvement, Society met on Thursday, and the meeting was weU attended. Soioe were sung by Selwyn Gummer and Miss M. Jenkins; duet, Misses Ethel and Bronwen Francis; recitations, Idwal Jones. A paper was read by Mrs. John Lewis on "Purity of Mind and Language." The speakers were Messrs. W. John, David J. Parry, John Bowen, John Fran- cis, and Rev. W. Thomas. Mrg. John Griffiths was the accompanist. Mr. David Meredith pre- sided. Bethania Soldiers' and Sailors' Presentation Fund.—A meeting wae held at the above church to make a presentation to Bomb. T. Eynon, R.F.A., home on leave from France. Unfortun- ately, Bombardier T. Eynon was unable to be present, having been confined te his bed for some days. The programme consisted of the fol- lowing items :—Solos, Misses Gladys Davies Winnie Tliomas, Francis M. Davies, and Mr. David Hughes; recitation, Mr. Wm. Howells. Mr. Tom 5ones children's choir gave a selec- tion, and a quartette was rendered by Mr. Jno. Francis and friends. Mr. David Howells and Mr. David Evans spoke at the meeting. Rev. W. Thomas presided. After the meeting, the Chairman and some of the members of the committee visited the sick soldier, and pre- sented him with a Bible and an electric torch. Benefit Entertainment.—A grand perform- ance of the farcical comedy, entitled, A Tight Corner," was given, in full character, at the Workmen's Hall, Blaengarw, on Wednesday last week, by the Blaengarw Dramatic Society, in aid of the widow of the late Mr. John Gear. Mr. Evan David, J.P., was the chairman. The characters were:—"Jack Hyacynth," Mr. J. J. Williams; "Samuel Qusyle," Mr. A. Gwynne; Borrington Skews," Mr. G. H. Simon; "Mrs. Pertwee," Mrs. A. Gwynne; "Clara, the Maid, Miss R. Morgan; Mrs. Jack Hyacynth," Miss A. Morris; "Carmen," Messrs. Joe Williams and G. Rastall. The performance was a huge silc- cess, the hall being filled to its utmost capacity. Mention should be made of Messrs R. Pritchard, J. A. Williams, E. Vaughan, Bert James, D. J. Vaughan, and Rev. J. Davies, L.D., for assist- ing in arranging the scenic effects. The party .filled their parta remarkably well, and much credit is due to Mr. A. Gwynne, the energetic organiser and stage manager. Competitive Concert.—The usual monthly competitive concert held in connection with St. James'' Church took place at the Church Hall on Tuesday evening, rr. C. Sansom presiding. Mr. David Lewis adjudicated, and Miss F. E. Waite, A.L.C.M., acted as accompanist. The (children under 8) 1, Miss Beattie James; 2, Master Cyril Gough. Child- rent's recitation: 1, Master Idwal Jones; 2, prize divided between Misses Maggie May Wil- liams and Nora Morris. Married women's solo: Prize divided between Mrs. Young and Mrs. C. M. Lewis. Riddles: Mr. J. Jiones. Open solo Mr. Bert Apsy. During the pro- ceedings a presentation of a wallet of notes was made to Batman W. Ingram, R.F.A., by Mrs. Warden. The artistes were Miss G. Waits, Miss Lily Dent, Mr. David Lewis, Miss Irene Rich- ards, Mrs. Warden, and Mr. A. Davies. The usual vote of thanks was accorded. Mr. J. J. Williams was the secretary. Presentation Meeting.—A social evening to do honour to Pte. R. Roberts, 18th Welsh, an old chorister at St. James' Church, took place at the Church Hall on Thursday evening. A large number assembled. The Rev. J. Davies, L.D., presided. The following contributed to the pro- gramme:—Solo, Miss G. Waite; solo, Mr. David Lewis; recitation, Master Idwal Jones; solo, Mrs. C. M. Lewis; pianoforte solo, Miss S. Singleton; conj uring, Batman W. Ingram, R.F.A.; solo, Mrs. C. M. Lewis; recitation, Master Idwal Jones. The presentation was made by Mr. C. Sansom to Ptfe. R. Roberts of a wallet of notes. Speeches were made by Mr. Sansom, Mr. H. B. Jones, and the Chairman. A pleasant evening was brought to a close by the audience taking part in. game's, and the singing of .the National Anthem. Miss F. E. Waite was the accompanist, and Mr. H. G. Simon acted as hon. secretary.




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