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? ? ? ? ?M '.i=.7; -=- L PONTARDAWE ALLTWEB GLEANING.S. Official news has been received by Mr and Mrs. Enlru 1). Jones, Ty'nv- raig, Gellynudd, chat .their son, Pte. Tom Joys, of the 18th* Welsh, is Tuiss- Pte. Jonies was 21 yeaus, of age, and prior to the war was engaged as a f furnace man at the Glantawe Tinplate infr. and -Airs. John Williiins, Her- Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Her- bert-street, liai-q been informed that their adopted VAn^^tTuhner Johnny Wil- liams, aged 22, is missing. He was on a boat which is believed to have been wrecked about three weeks ago. Parts of the wreckage of the boat on which Gunner Williams served have been picked up, but nothing has been seen of Williams. His father is Mr. D. R. Williams, mill foreman at Gorseinon, and prior to joining up Gunner Wil- titnis had been employed at Glanrhyd, Gilbertson's and Maerdy mills. Dr. John Jones, Penybank, has re- peived official notification that his only yon, Sec.-Lieut. 7. Y. P. Jones, i; sitf- fering from trench fever. He went to Franco during the summer. J Our Pontardawe readers will be in- i teres ted in the paragraph which ip- pears in another column in reference to the powers obtained by the lochl Council in reference to the Land Con- trol Order. It speaks volumes for the enterprise of the Council that thj>y have amongst the first in Wales to enforce the Order. In future Punt- ardawe gardening enthusiasts need have no roar of being short of land for tilling, as the Council will certainly i see to it that an ample 'supply of land' ivi 11 be forthcoming. The terms at which this land is to be let to allotment holders are also, most favonrable, as will be seen from the notice on an- other p;\ge. f r?)iii the iioti,-?? i)ii Official new:; tris fyecn received that Gunner Dd. Jenkins, »only son of and Mrs. Wm. Jenkins, Colli,r' r!J1; Trebanos. has bcexf* drowned at sea off the coast of Spain. Deceased joined the R.N. V.R. ;1] 191(5, and was on his fourth voyage w hen. his boat was tor- pedoed. Only six or-the erw are re- ported to have been saved. Jenkins was employed at Messrs. 'Gilbertson's before joining up and was 22 years of age. He was very popular in the Trebanos district, and was referred to by all as "one of the best." Widespread sym- pathy is felt with the parents and family' in their sad bereavement. Grocers in the Pontardawe rural district held -'1 conference on Monday at the Public Institute, Pontardawe, with the members of t-lic local Food Control Committee, when Mr. Daniel T. Jones, J.P. (Cwmllynfell) presided. The meeting was held with the object of discussing the question of food shortage in the district, and with the view if possible, for a better supply of butter and margerine. A number of the grocers urged that the committee should endeavour to secure more ade- quate supplies in the district in view of the district being such an important industrial oentre. Mr. Boast, Clydaoh, said 60 per cent. of his customers in the past had been buying margerine, and were now not entitled to be sup- plied with butter. At present lie was only getting one box of margerine weighing 241 bs. per month, whereas he used to receive 20 boxes a month. An- other Clydach grocer, Mr. Sam Davies, said the supplies now received were only equivalent to 3^-ozs. per head. Councillor Wm. Davies, Alltuen, said Mr. Sam Davies should consider him- self in a very favourable position. Other shops had 2ozs. per head, which was correct according to the supplies of 1916. The grocers present unani- mously agreed to the. resolution re- cently passed Hhy the Food Control Committee urging l. rd Rhondda to enforce compulsory rationing imme- diately. Mr. Sam Davies, Clydach, also sug- gested that butter should he bought by people from the gfoce-rs. holding their sugar cards. In reply, a grocer said that the grocers ti;,il had the pri- vilege of choosing their wholesalers, and the public should be allowed to choose their own grocers. The grocers also pledged tliemselvc.i to distribute as equitably as possibk- the available i snpplies of commodities.. Mr. D. D. Thomas, Clydach, point- ed out the disadvantages that valley tradesmen were put on account of tho new order that cattle should only bo sold at marts and markets. Neath, Gowerton and Llandilo were the near- e;-t to the valley, and it was absurd that valley tradesmen had to go thus far afield for grading purposes. It was decided that the Live Stock Commis- sioner should be communicated with, ,askin;1; him to appoint graders for i the Pontardawe district. vt r. W. Hopkin, secretary to the Pontardawe Sports Committee has sent a cheque to Mr. D. J. Bo wen, treasurer to the Pontarchnn" S. and S. Welfare Association for £ 49 10s. 6d., the pro- ceeds for the Gellionen Sports and the stop watch competition arranged by Mr Matt Harries. The proceeds from tho sports amounted to £ 28 0s. 6d, and the- stop-watch competition to 221 10s. Tile accounts were audited by Council- lor Ben Lloyd and Mr. Bert Holbrook, and at a meeting of the Welfare Com- mittee on Friday Mr. A. H. Hardy presiding, a vote of thanks to the auditors and officials of the Sports Committee for their services was un- animously passed. Mr. Vincent Banks, chief instructor in .fruit and vegetable preserving and drying under the Board of Agriculture is paying a visit to South Wales during next week. His tour will upert at Pont- t ardawe on Monday next, when an ex- i hibition will be given at the Public H, ill at 3 and at 7 o'clock. On Tuea- day Mr. Banks will visit Clydach, Wed- nesday, Ystalyfera, and Thursday, 1 » Ystradgynlais, and will visit other ports of the district during the re- mainder of the week and the following week. The exhibitions are being ar- ranged by the Pontardawe Cottage Gardeners' Association, and are open to all who care to attend, irrespective of the fact 's to whether they are members of the society or otherwise. Further particulars may be obtained of Mr. D. Jenkins, Hillside, Uplands, Pontardawe, who has the arrangements in hand for the whole of the tour.

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