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CLYDACH NOTES I The death took plooo at Iiis rpsi- dence late on Saturday evening, after a very rOiort illness, ">i Mr. John Wil- 1 liams, HfoJygraig. The deceased, who was about 70 years of age and well known in the neighbourhood, was at work on the previous Saturday, and .some time after reaching home became, ill with a severe attack of pneumonia, from which lie died within a week. Ho leaves a widow and throe married datighters and son to mourn their loss. An interesting competitive e-nccrt was held at Elim, Crrigoefnparc, Oil Saturday evening. Mr. 1). Havard pre- sided, while the adjudicators were Messrs. Dan Jones (music) and Isaac Evans (elocution), both of Yelindre. Miss S. M. Nowland.s was the accom- panist, and oMnsrs. Evan Thomas and Howell J. Griffiths officiated as trea- surer and secretary respectively The awards: Solo for children (under 12), 1, Miss Eiddwen Evans; 2 Miss Mag- gie Dilys Hopkin; sota (under 16), Miss Jeannie Owen; recitation (under 12), 1, Miss Ceinwen ltees; 2 Miss Jennie Walters; recitation (under 16), Miss May Lewis; soprano solo, Miss Rosie Hopkin; tenor solo, Mr Tom E. Jones; baritone solo, divided between Messrs. Pkillip Griffiths and Wm. Rees; solo for novices (soprano or tenor), Mr. Idris George; solo for novices (oontral- to or baritone), Miss Aan Evans; open recitation fwr children, divided between -tJae Misses May Lewis and Maggie Jones. Champion solo, Mr. Tom E. Jenes. A public meeting to discuss the ques- tion of the food supply of the peoptc was held under the auspices of the focal Trades and Labour Council at the Public Hall, Clydach, on Saturday evening last. Mr. W. J. Lewis pre- sided over a very large attendance. Addresses on the subject of the coun- try's food supply and demanding a, ittore just and equittable distribution, were delivered by Councillor Ivor Gwynne and Messrs. Meth Jones and J. Da vies, and a. resolution in accord- ance with the objects of the meeting J was passed unanimously at the close. A number of questions were asked and answered in a more or less satisfactory Manner, during the meeting. The wounded soldiers at the Quarr Hospital were last week entertained by the Clvdach Forward Movement Sis- terhood to tea. at the Public Hall. The preparations made were much appre- ciated and enjoyed by the guests. [ Posted up in a Clydach shop window last week could be seen the following "Notlep" from "Poor Old Monty":— "On Friday the 18th inst., a tobacco pouch was lost in the vicinity of this shop. Will the finder please hand over counter? It is the property of an ab- sentr-minded beggar—Poor Old Monty." We understand that the "abse-nt- I minded beggar" lias since reoovered his last property, and it is whispered that the pouch was actually on the scene when "Poor Old Monty," after I a brilliant sign-effort., posted up his notiw. "Welsh Llewelyn." I





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