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QUESTION OF GUARANTEE .FUND.

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QUESTION OF GUARANTEE FUND. ONE-DAY MEETING SUGGESTED. Professor Edwards presided over a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Aberystwyth National Eistedd- fod, when the question of holding the eisteddfod during the coming summer came up for further consideration. Mr J. H. Davies (registrar) said the whole question turned on whether they could get a guarantee fund or not. If they could not, the whole thing would drop, and he proposed they appoint a committee to canvass the old guarantors. Mr Ivor Evans suggested that the eisteddfod should be held on one day, in a building or two in the town. Mr J. H. Davies: That would be child's play, and I would not sign a guarantee OR such conditions. Alderman C. M Williams said he did not like the suggestion that the eisteddfod should onlv be held on one day. They ought to show a little more stamina. "FAIR-WEATHER PEOPLE." When in future years they asked for I national gatherings they would be told "Oh. you Aberystwyth people are only fair-weather people." If they made an appeal they would have plenty of support. Mr Ivor Evans proposed that a one day's eisteddfod be held, but it was not seconded Mr James Rees spoke strongly in favour of abandoning the eisteddfod, because he did not think it was a proper thing to hold an eisteddfod when the war was on. They ought to postpone it until after the war. and if they did so. he did not think the I' rest of Wales would punish them for doing so (applause). The Rev. Jo&eph Edwards agreed that the only practical test. was to canvass the town. Mr J. Rees: If you can cajole people-- Professor Edwards: I cannot allow that word to be used. Mr Rees: If you can persuade people to guarantee E500 you will hold it. Professor Edwards: Yes. Mr Evan Evans (solicitor) said there was a strong body of opinion in fav- our of holding it. and he did not see why those who objected should inter- fere. The resolution to appoint a com- mittee to canvass for a guarantee fund of E500 was carried by 17 votes to 6.

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