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MAESTEG. I Next Year's Eisteddfod.—On Wednesday eve- ning last week a public meeting was held at Messrs. North's Memorial Hall for the purpose of deciding upon the formation of a Male Voice Society to represent Maesteg at the National Eisteddfod to be held at Neath next year. After decidiag that a Male Voice Society be formed, the selection of conductor fell to Mr. Thomas Thomas, A.C., Libanus, Garth. Other officers appointed were:—Chairman, Councillor John Hocking, J.P.; secretary, Mr. Verley Merchant, Garth; treasurer, Mr. Herbert Lake, Court St., Maesteg, with a strong committee representa- tive of the Caerau Nantyffyllon, East ,and. West I Wards, with representatives also for Cwmfelin. Wounded Entertained.—On Friday night the IJynTi Glee Singers paid another visit to the Maesteg Cottage Hospital, and gave the wounded heroes a rare treat, which was most successful. During the concert the wounded were supplied with smokes, subscribed for by the party. Mr. Walter R. Jones occupied the chair, while Mr. Llewellyn Morris wielded the baton in his usual able manner. Mr. Dannie Jenkins presided at the piano. The programme consisted of the following selections:—Opening chorus, party; solo, Mr. Will Hughes; chorus, party; baritone solo, Mr. Hiram Roberts; reci- I tatiOll, Mi Ursula Jones; chorus, the party; r tenor solo, Mr. Jack Burns; humorous tender- I ing, Mr. Tom Petty. During the interval Mr. Jones (the Chairman) had, arranged a first-sight reading competition, for which he offered a prize of a 5/- box of cigarettes, and in which a good number of the wounded competed. The party opened the second part of the programme with a finerendering of a chorus, followed by Miss Jones with a dramatic recitation. Private Price, one of the wounded heroes, was the next to render a solo, which was admirably sung and gained rounds of applause, and an encore was demanded. The party followed with a chorus, and the programme closed with the singing of "God save the King" and "Hen wlad fy nhadau The arrangements were ably carried out by Mr. Edgar Miller, secretary of the party. Heroism to be Proud Of.—The parents of Pte. W. D. Bevan, of the Glamorgan Yeomanry (at- tached to the 24th Batt., Welsh Regiment), have been notified of the death of their eldest son from wounds in the battle for Jerusalem at a place not stated. He joined up at the com- mencement of the war. A memorial service will be held at Bethel Baptist Chapel on the first Sunday in the; New Year. Another son who, after 14 days' leave, returned to France last Saturday, is Signaller E. C. Bevan, who has seen two years' active service. The father is em- ployed on the Port Talbot Railway at Maesteg its head shunter at North's Cwmdu and Garth Collieries. In his last letter home to his parents our hero writes: "We have had a rough time this last fortnight, and have Been a bit of fighting as well. I was in the 'show' that re- sulted in the fall of Beersheba. Dai Beynon was wounded. He will get over his wounds all right. He had one in the hip. I helped him back to the dressing station. He had a good deal of pain, but 'stuck it we1 i.' A chap from Nantyffyllon named Phil Beynon had it in the back, and has since died. E. Rees, the chap .who was home for so long, had a pretty nasty one in the back. A lot of boys from Bridgend district caught it. We got into a pretty warm shop, and I should think about half of our bat- talion got put out of action. I am pleased to say I came through without a scratch. You can take it from me that General Allenby is waking up the enemy here." Cantata.—An interesting cantata, entitled, The Crown of th* 'J.ea.r/' waa performed in full character by the Children's Choir of Tabor Welsh C.M. Church, under the oonductorship of Mr. Treharne, at the Co-opecrative Hall, on Wednesday night lost week. Mr. Rees Rees, mining agent, Celtic Collieries, presided. The Chairman, in hia •fmug remarks, expawsed his pleasure in seeing auch a good assembly. Obviously, he said, they were maintaining their usual interest in the performances of juvenile choirs. There was a natural sincerity in these performances which was often lost in adult per- formances. It was gratifying to the conductor and those who had laboured with him in train- ing the children to see their efforts appreciated, and it was also encouraging to them to continue in what must be a painstaking task, and in the splendid work they were doing in the interest of the church. (Cheers.) After a short mis- cellaneous programme, the curtain was raised. The children on the platform were very prettily dressed, presenting a delightful appearance, a,nd representing the minutes, hours, days, and months of the year. The year was impersonated by Mr. Edgar Jenkins, who did his work admir- ably. He said that he would give a crown to the "month" that proved it had bestowed upon mankind a gift more precious than any other, and when each month in turn had urged its claim, the crown was awarded to December, the month of the* birth of Christ. In arriving at this decision, Mr. Jenkins had a splendid col- league in Master David Lewis, who imperson- ated "Tommy." He was excellent throughout, witty, humorous, distinct and clear in enuncia- tion. In the space available, it is impossible to specially mention at who took part, but it will suffice to say that all the children did their work remarkably weij, affording the audience a real musical treat. Rt. W. H. Thomas, pastor of the church, proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman. This was seoonded, and enthusias- tically carried, and the Chairman proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Treharne, the conductor, coupling with it the name of Miss John, the pianist, and the orchestra for their services. The singing of "Hen wlad ty nhadau" brought a pleasant evening to a olose.