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HEOLYCYW. Tynewydd F ootpath-Heolycyw workmen who work at Werntaro Colliery, and others who use this path daily, are loud in their complaints that the Parish Council have done nothing yet to remedy the deplorable, and increasingly de- plorable, condition of this shameful apology for a public footpath. It is a scandal that even animals, not to mention human beings, should have to wade through such a quagmire, which can only be matched by the swamps of Flanders. The Council advertised in their unique way for tenders for the work, but only one tender was received, and that Bolitary one was considered exorbitant. They must try again, and keep on trying till they succeed, and always bear in mind that labour, as well as other things, has soared in value recently. Some people are evi- dently of opinion that only the commodities they have to dispose of have risen in value since 1914. Welcome 'Payment.-T.When Tynywaunt Col- liery stopped two or three years ago, and when it was owned by a French Company, one week's wages were due to the one hundred men or so who worked there at the time, and until last week, those wages remained unpaid. Most, if not all, the men had given up all hope of ever receiving these wages. Last week, however, happily all were paid the full amounts due to them by the Copper Pit Co., Ltd., Morrieton, who have recently acquired possession of this colliery, and who have already commenced oper- ations there. The history of this colliery in the past has been a somewhat checkered one, but notwithstanding this, the unanimous testimony of the most experienced and observant work- men of Bryncethia, Coity, Heoiycyw, and Pen- coed, is that there is a wealth of valuable house and gas coal at Tynywaun, and that, with a proper system of working adopted, it should and would prove very remunerative. Our Commons Secure.-In reply to frequent inquiries put to our correspondent as to the pre- sent position with regard to Coity Wallia Com- mons, we have pleasure in stating that the Re- gulation Order now agreed upon by all parties concerned, and which will be given Parliamen- tary sanction at the opening of next Session, will secure full oommoin rights to all inhabi- tants residing in Coity Wallia without distinc- tion of any kind whatsoever. The strangers and the poorest within our gates, and while they re- main within these limits, will have equal and precisely the same rights as the richest abori- gines among us. Thanks to the vigilance of the people of Pencoed, Coychurch Higher, Coity, and St. Bride's Minor, and to the enthusiastic support of all local authorities concerned, with one solitary, inglorious, and ignoble exception, an .instrument unauthoritatively, surrepti- tiously conceived in iniquity, has been trans- formed into a charter of freedom and full rights for all the people of Coity Wallia and their des- cendants for ever. Coity Wallia Commons are not to go the way too many commons have gone, and out of evil, behold! good has come. Eisteddfod at Ainon.—The friends at Ainon are adepts at organising miniature eisteddfodau, one of which, and a very successful one in all respects, was held last Saturday. Mr. Morgan Rees, manager of Raglan Colliery, was the genial and able conductor. The other officials were: Adjudicator of music, Mr. Tom Jones, Pencoed; literature, Mr. J. Edwards-Evans, schoolmaster, Pencoed; prize bags, Mrs. Abra- ham, Tynyrheol; accompanist, Miss Daisy Pal- freman, A.L.C.M., Heolycyw; secretary, Mr. J. Palfreman; troosurer, Mr. Rees Davies, all of whom discharged their respective duties satis- factorily and expeditiously. Most of the items were keenly contested, and the awards were as follows: Chief choral competition, "Crugybar" New Bethel, Ainon, and Blackmill Choirs com- peted; prize awarded to New Bethel Choir (con- ductor, Mr. Evan Howells). Solo, "Bugler": Mr. T. Williams, Nantymoel. Solo, "Yr Hen Gerddor": Mr. E. Samuel, Pencoed. Soprano solo, "Cartref": Miss E. M. Gore and another young lady. Boys' solo: Master Johnnie Llew- ellyn, Heolycyw. Girlsf solo: Miss Effie Wat- kins, Heolycyw. Girls' solo (under 10): Miss Katie Owen, Heolycyw. Boys' solo (under 10): Master F. Brain. Solo (cnr 40) Mr. S. Griffiths, Blackmill. Open recitation: Miss Dora Davit's, Nantymoel. Juvenile recitation: Miss Phyllis Griffiths, Blackmill. Speech on "Morality" Mr. Tom Evans, Blackmill. The author or authors' names of the successful stanzas and verses to "Ainon" and "Heolycyw" did not transpire. Speech on The Difference between the present time and 100 years ago": Mr. Tom Uvans. Story: Mr. Jenkin Davies, Gibblets. Love-letter: Mr. Arthur M. Daw- kins, Parkfield. Prize bag: Miss Daisy Palfre- man. A novel competition, probably rather foreign to the object of an eisrteddfod, but nevertheless afforded considerable amusement to the audience was that of "Maintaining the most serious appearance on the stage for five minutes," and resulted in honours being evenly divided between Messrs. J. L. Morgan and Tom Owen, both of Heolycyw, and members of the same household. The proceeds were in aid of Ainon funds.