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JE5 FOR POTATO DEAL.

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JE5 FOR POTATO DEAL. I Lecal Farmer's Explanation. Before the Bridgend Magistrates on Saturday, Thomas Jones, Picket Farm, St. Andrew's Minor, was summoned for having on NOT. 24th, ae a grower of potatoes, eold of the 1917 crop to Albert Maddox, 70 Eastgate Street, Cow- bridge, at a price exceeding the maximum price of JS6 10. per ton, viz., 2 cwt. at 8s. cash.—Mr. Vivian Gwyn (Cowbridge), prosecuting for Cow- bridge Food Cejntrol Committee, said this was a breach of the Potato Order, defendant having sold at 8s. per cwt., whilst the maximum price was 6s. 6d.—Defendant: I am very sorry; I was quite ignorant of the Order, and I was misled on that particular day. A man saw me, and asked me if I had some potatoes, and I said I had. He caiil, "I want them for my own con- sumption, and I am supposed to pay 8s." I asked, "Can you pay 8s. as a consumer?" and he said HTeL" I then said, "Are you certain," and he replied, "Perfectly certain; I have the regulations." Defendant, in reply to the Bench, said he farmed 262 acres, and had ploughed a good bit of land this year.—He was fined X5.

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