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YSTALYFERA NOTES.- The death took place at Tanylan, near the Vino, of Mr. Wm. Williams, one time shearer at the Ystalyfera Tinplate Works. Deceased, who was g a ba,(,- h e l or, tnd 61 years of age, was a bachelor, and had buried a sister, with whom he had lived, about two months ago. He had been ailing for some time, and was well-known in the district. The burial takes place on Saturday at Zoar, the Rev. W. D. Lewie (Caorsalom) officiat- ing. Corpl. J. Murphy, Welsh Guards, has been home this week on furlough at Clifton Hill. He has seen service on the Somme and Ypres, Cambrai and Arras, having seen no less than 12 months' service in the trenches. He is only 22 years of age. He was reoently gassed whilst in France. He was made a corporal in recognition of his having .shot an enemy sniper who was giving considerable trouble to the men in his section, and who was only detected with considera hIe difficul ty. In a re- cent inter-Guards boxing match he came in to within four of the fiaal parties, and met Hughes, of Lanca- shire. He was with Pte. Elwyn CIeo (Pantteg) at the time he was killed in action a s hort while ago. Murphv ? the son of Mr. ,id Mrs. Morris Murphy, and another brother, Pte. Glyn Murphy, also of the Welsh Guards, has seen service with the colours. There was a large attendance at the Church Hell on Thursday evening when a whist drive was held in aid of the Church fund for soldiers. The drive was arranged by the teachers of the Church Sunday-school, and no less than 80 players took part. Mr. J. Jones won the gentlemen's prize, and Mrs. J. T. Owen the lady's. The '*t>ooby" prizes were won by Mr. R. A. Lewis and Miss Annie Mitchell. The Vicar proved In able president, and refreshments were provided during the evening. It is intended to hold an- other "drive" on Fob. 7tfe. At the Central Hall on Tuesday evening there was an exotllont at- tendance of the local S. and S. Reoep- I I tion Committee, practically all the members being present. Mr. D. W. Davies presided, and it was resolved to hold a sports at Easter, whilst eis- teddfodau and concerts are also be- ing arranged to augment the funds. Mr. Edgar L. Chappell, who was highly complimented by the authori- ties for his work in connection with the Labour Unrest Commission, has now been appointed to investigate in- to the rural and social conditions of agriculture in Wales. He is > the son of Mrs. E. Chappell, the Wern boot stores. At the Wern Mutual Improvement Society on Monday evening Mr. W. D. Davies (Ponywern) presiding, Mr. Evan Williams, Alltygrug-road, read a paper on "Gwyrthiau'r iesu," and j compared in an intelligent manner the miracles of the old and new testa- ments. In the absence of Mr. D. Weeks —who had promised an address on the Egyptian pyramids, Mr. Dd. A. Lewis j read an excellent paper on "Gwast- raff." He dealt in -an .able manner with his subject as it affected present day conditions. At the conclusion Messrs. D. E. Parry and Wm. Jones spoke, whilst a -vote of thanks to the speakers was proposed by Mr. Phillip j Walters and seconded bv Mr. Tom Davies. Owing to the fact that the miscel- laneous concert at the Wern on Wed- nesday of last week was such a dis- tinct success, Misses Davies and Price, in accordance with the request of the deacons, have decided that a repeat performance shall take place at the Wern on Monday evening next, when there is sure to be a good attendance, j On Wednesday evening the Y staly- fera platoon of the G.V.R., under the command of»Lieut. H. J. Powell, J.P., was inspected by Captain and Adjut- ant W. T, Davies. Capt. Davies ex- pnlSSürlhis pleasure at the way in which tho men had turned out, and also those assemblde. The Infant Welfare Centre, which is j held weekly in (the back classrooms) of the Church Hall, Ystalyfera, is j meant to supply a local lieed. Advan- tage has been taken of it by mai-i-V mothers, and it is gratifying to find that several of the regular visiting babies have gained and continue tu gain from half to one pound in weight weekly. Visits are welcomed from all mothers, whether their babies are ill or well, so that the latter can he weighed and progress of growth and development noted and recorded by the visiting doctor. To make it easier for mothers to attend it has been de- cided that in future the centre shall be opened at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesdays (instead of Fridays) commencing on Wednesday next, January 30. We are requested to remind our readers of the concert to be held in the Drill Hall on February 7th, for which tickets are now on sale, and the proceeds of which are in aid of the local war emergency fund. This fund is used to provide assistance for the wives and dependents of soldiers and sailors in cases where the Government separation allowance is insufficient, or when no Government grant is avail- able. During the winter season there are frequent demands upon it, and by this time the committee have very little in hand, so an urgent appeal is being made to all to assist in aug- menting the fund by purchasing a ticket for the concert. The proceeds are to be divided between Ystalyfera and Ystradgynlais. I

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