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A COALFIELD ISSUE.

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THE CONFERENCE. MR J. WINSTONE REVIEWS THE; SITUATION. Mr J. Winstone (+he president) "stated that the conference had been specially called to secure the work- men's approval to a scheme for pro- viding a fleet of motor ambulances for the Red Cross and St. John Ambu- lance Association, who were doing such excellent work for our gallant wound- ed soldiers at the front. Several of the other coalfields had already contri- buted handsomely towards this noble work, and it was felt that the South Wales coalowners and the miners should do mething as well. The -scheme which was suggested was that the colliery owners and the royalty owners should subscribe a certain sum, and that the miners sliould make a levy. The Associated "lowncrc bad already agreed to taJ, themselves El for every 1,000 tons of their output, and this it was anticipated, would pro- duce about £ 53,000. The royalty owners and non-associated coalowners had likewise promised substantial as- sistance, and it now remained for the miners to signify their approval by consenting to a levy of 6d. per week per man and 3d. per week per boy for about 15 or 16 weeks in order to raise a similar amount. That money could be collected at the offices, and it was suggested that no levy should be pay- able unless the men had worked three days. The other matter that would come before them, the President continued, was the proposal to amend the out-of- work scheme so as to permit the grant- ing of out-of-work pay to men ren- dered idle through the lack of timber and stop trucks, but tLe Council re- commended that there shduld be no alteration in the i esent scheme. There was one other natter for con- sideration, namely, tl: attitude they should take up with regard to the conviction of the workmen of the Albion Colliery, who had refused to work on the Sunday > ight shifts. NOTTINGHAM LIEUTENANT. Lieut. Dennis Bailey of Notting- ham, attended the meeting and made an earnest appeal for aid for and to- wards providing motor ambulances. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Lieut. Bailey, on the motion of Mr Thomas Richards, M.P., seconded by Mr Alfred Onions, and supported by Mabon. Mabon, who was well received, ad- dressed the corference in Welsh and English. He said he knew the lieu- tenant's father, who v as the great ad- vocate of the eight hours movement back in the year 18V r. and proved a friend in need to thi. miners when their friends were v -ry few. The right hon. gentlema i then spoke of the generosity of Mr Thomas Bailey when he was the member for Derby, and expresse d the hope that for his sake this scheme would be carried through, for ambulances were sadly needed. He sincerely hoped for the honour of the Welsh collier and the Welsh coalfield that the conference would not ignore this appeal. (Ap- plause). A general discussion followed, in the course of which it became evident that there was opposition in certain quar- ters to the imposition of a levy. Some of the delegates held that it was the duty of the Governnjent to see that a sufficient numbers of ..unualuiic^ weie provided for the wounded. EventuaLly it was decided by 171 votes to 93 to ballot the coalfield and send a recommendation from the con- ference that a lei-- should be made.

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