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YSTRADGYNLAIS NOTES A wedding of local interest took place at hmtardawe on .Saturday when Loc.-eorpi. Dan Williams, South Wales Borderers, son of Mr. and Mrs Levi Williams, Glanley-terra-ce, Ys- tradgynlais, was married to Miss Annie Jenkins, daughter of Mr. Dd. Jenkins, and the late Mrs. Jenkins, Glanley- terraoe. The bride was accompanied by her brother, Mr. John Jenkins, who ge her away, whilst the bridegroom was aeoompamod by his father. Owing to a reoent bereavement in the bride's family, tile ceremony was a quiet one. Loe.-oorpl. Williams, who has been in France tor two years and seven months joined up in the early days of the war. He returned to France on Tuesday evening with the best wishes of hi. j •many friends. The local branch of the Alltwen and Pontardawe Co-operative Society has been doing well under the manage- ment of Mr. Dd. Jones. The taking for II the last quarter have been over £3,000 1 or RZ34 in exoess of the taking of the previous quarter. Pte. J. Almrott, of the Gloucester Qegt., son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffreys, the Emporium, has been home for a short reist. He h:\s wen two years' fiervioe in Franco and lias lately knf; undergoing treatment at a Bris- tol Hospital after being passed. He llas now recovered stiiliciej, t iy to re- ¡I join his unit. Prior to j« iiiing the forces Pte. Almrott was manager at the lociii branch of Messrs. Eastman's Ltd. I There was a good attendanoe at the Church Schoolroom on Friday evening last when Ptos. Sidney James, Chas. Melling, and W. Hatter, were wel- comed by the local reception commit- tee. The Rev. Jas. Jones, B.A., rec- tor, presided, and the presentations I • were mado by Mr. Wm. Griffiths, Oae'rbont, supported by the Rev. E. V aughn; Miss Ceridwen Jones and one of her pupils introduced the pro- gramme with a pianoforte duet, after which the following artistes took part: ,,iSoloist,b. AIisses Maria Philips, Mary Evans, Bessie Jeffreys, Mrs. John Ed- wards, Mr. D. O. Jones and Mrs. John Waiters. Elocutionists, Master Cynlais Davies, Masters Dd. Williams, and Mr Wm. Griffiths. Miss Ceridwen Jones and Miss Mary Jones were the accom- panists. A numlier of local men have been called up from the district for medical examination under the National Ser- vice Scheme at Brecon. An amusing experience occurred to a party en route to Aberhonddu on Tuesday. Dan and Will, two of the party, were going respectively to join up and to have a.n interview. In the excitement at the station Dan was given a return pass in error. Will, who had to pay his own expenses arranged that as the error had been made they should dSWOp" tickets, so that he could re- turn on Dan's warrant, and that they should "drink the difference" at Brecon. The tickets were examined at Cradoc by the guard and Will and Dan were both congratulating themselves on the (success of their deeply laid plat when the sttitionmaster arrived and explained that the error in issue had been detected at Ystradgynlais. The ticket was collected and Will had to pay his own expenses home. The dis- comfiture of "Ni'n Doi" can be better imagined than described. A public meeting was held at the GK-urch Schoolroom, Ystradgynlais, on Monday evening to consider the ques- tion of providing the place with a burial ground. The rector (Rev. Jas. Jones. B.A.) occupied the chair. After •considerable discussion it was eventu- al! v decided that a deputation consist- ing of the Rev. D. J. Davies, Thos. Thomas (cheekweigher), Lewis Thomas (Breoon-road), and T. Williams (Lon- don House), should appear before the Parish Council to urge them to take immediate steps towards providing the place with a suitable burial ground. The death took place on Thursday of Mrs. Cecilia Gould, Glanrhyd, wife of Mr. T. Gould, who is now on sea. The funeral took place oil Tuesday at the local churchyard, the Rev. Jas. x Jones, B.A., officiating. The arrange- ments were in the hands of Mr. Win. Jones. Pte. Ali. Richards, Northumberland Fusiliers, who has been in Franoe for 23 months, and has since been in hos- pital under treatment, has been home at Penrhos on leave. He joined the colours in October, 1914. Seaman Horace Marke, Gladstone- terrace, has also been on furlough. On Saturday last Pee. W. H. Powell (Garrison Artillery) whoso home is at Cwmgiedd, came home on four days' I draft leave. Pte. Powell, who is at.. tached as a signaller to the Garrison Artillery, was formerly employed as a weigher at the New Diamond Colliery. The Ystradgynlais Cymmrodorioa Society, under the oonductorship of Air. Wm. Thomas (Isynys) is busy re- hearsing "Die Shon Dafydd," the popular Welsh drama, for performance at an early date. We wwidd particularly draw atten- tion to the special picture to be shown at the Cinema on Friday night, Feb. 1st, by courtesy of Messrs. Edwards and Page, when the proceeds will be devoted to the Derwen Bridge Fund. This bridge, the utility of which has now been proved, was brought into existence by the labours of a few, who are now anxious to clear the financial obligations arising out of the erection of the bridge. "My Old Dutch," one of the best films yet screened, featur- ing Edward Chevalier, will be shown, and an excellent programme of pic- tures will be provided. Owing to the exceptionally bad weather pulmonary complaints are much in evidence in the district, and some of the schools are still closed in consequence. j The collieries this week have shown but little improvement, and "stop trucks" is the order of the day. We are pleased to report that a rumour that has been circulated to the effect that Pte. F. W. Phillips, of the Household Guards, formerly of the staff of the Cynlais Schools, had been killed in action, is entirely without foundation, and that Pte. Phillips is its well as ever. His oiowr, Miss Nellie Phillips, who is with the W.A.A.C., has come home on leave this week looking well. I Mr. Dan Jones, one time heavy- weight champion, has joined up with the colours, and will be posted to either the motor transport service or to the carrier-pigeon section. He has the best wishes of a host of friends. Jones left for Brecon on Tuesday, J We understand that there is a cer- tain amount of misconception in the minds of some of the public regard- ing the aims of the "Wer Emergency Fund," and it may be useful to ex- plain that this fund has been estab- lished to assist the dependants of sol- diers and sailors in eases of emergen- cy, where Government separation al- lowance is totally inadequate, or where no Government grant is made. The funds aro now in a serious con- dition, in fact almost totally depleted, and an effort, is to be made to raise money by means of a concert to be held at the Drill Hall, on Feb. 7th, for which tickets are now on sale. It is earnestly hoped that all who can will show their sympathy with the cause bV purchasing at least one tic- ket. Owing, presumably, to the short notice given, there was a poor attend- ance at the mart at Ystradgynlais on Tuesday, when only two cows and two calves were offered for sale. Mr. J. E. Williams, Ystradgynlais, was the auctioneer. It is to bo hoped that local butchers and farmers wiU attend regularly at t-hm mart, which is to be held fort nightly.

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