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YNYSMUDWY. A grand competitive concert was hdld it Bethesda Chapel on Saturday evening. when a huge audience 0011- gregate to hear keen competitions among the "stars" of the musical NNroilld of the valley, and the outlying districts. It is pleasing to record that the renderings in the tests of the songs and recitations were worthy of the | tradition of a. national eisteddfod. The president. Mr F. R. Phillips, J.P., was unable to be present, and the ltcw. R. O. Hughes, the pastor of [ Bethe-sda Church, ably performed the duties of c'Jnd^ctor, vrhile Mr D. J. Rees, F.R.C.O., was the musical ad- judicator, and Mr D. Glydaeh Thomas judged the recitations. Following is a list of the awards:- j Barint-one, solo, Mr W. T. Rees, Ammanford; contralto solo, Madame Blodwen Jones-Davies, Glanainman; tenor eolo, Mr David Daniel, Pontar- dawe; soprano solo, Miss Hannah Williams, Ynystawe; male champion solo, Mr David Daniel, Pontardawe; female champion solo, Miss Hannsvh Williams recitation for children under 16 ve-iirs of age, Miss Melora Williams, 16 of a g e, M i N, Gwrhyd, while the prize for the adult reciiia.tion was awarded to Mr Naboth Frainci^, Morriston. The oo-mmdttee are to be oongratu- lated upon the result of their efforts which provided a musical and literary feast of the higfoesf order, and there is reason to hopoe that the financial returns ha.ve compensated them for I their labours. A musical service wa.s held at St.. Mary's Church last Sunday afternoon, when the following solos ,duets and recitations, -Misses Gretta Davies. G. ard J. Bell, Mary Lewis, Ethel Morris Mrs. Lewis, Masters Teddv Stead, W .Stead, Clifford I^loyd, Hubert Howel Is Messrs. Ress Price, Geoorge Steadmau and the Rev. T. W. Jones, who also {■orulucted the service. Tlie Baaid of liol)-e children sang very effectively, ''Jesus calls the little children." Mr G. A. Evans presided at the organ. Pte. John Jenkins, S. W.B., and Pte. William Griffiths, M.T., Old raad, hava been home on leave fi-om France. Both appeared in excellent spiHts. The funeral of the child of Mr aind Mrs. T. W. Evans, Bowen's terrace, took place last Saturdav at Llancruicke Church. The Rev. John Williams officiated.

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