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YSTRADGYKIAIS NOTES I IV. Jack Thonuis, of the lloyal Marines, who has been home on leave from Blanford, has wnv returned to Plymouth. He has hem under hos- pital treatment after ha jig been wounded. He its the biii i, f Mr and Mrs. John Thomas, Oddfellows' st., has been with the colours for three years. His brother, Gunner S. Thomas is with the R.G.A., and has been in France for 12 months. Pte J. Llew. Jones, of the 9th Welsh, returned to Franco last week after having "been home on furlough. He has bee«i with the colours for three vears, and has been wounded on three soaas'ioiis. He is the son off Mr and Mrs. 81. Jones. I-leolvawevdd. Pte. Azariah Williams, of the Pem- brokeslijre Yeomanry, son of Mr Win. Willia ms, l>ootmaker, Gcmgh buildings I who has been in France for some time i-s reported to be a French hosopital dn account of heel trouble. General aoi-row was felt at Ystrad- gynlais on Friday, when the news was fircalated that Mr Sl. Williams, Cyn- lais villas, had passed away. Mr Williams, who was 63 years of age, had been ailing for .some time, and his end, .after a lingering illness, was peaceful. He was one of the oldest natives of the place, and had been a I deacon at Sardis for a lengthy period, and secretary to the Church for 11 yeajre. He was of a reserved and quiet disopsition, and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. He wa's formerly employoed as assorter At the Guroos Tinplato works. His wife had pradecK»ased hiih nine yeaw ago. The funeral on Tuesday testified to the regard in which the deceased gentleman wajS held, there being a large num ber of people present from far and near. The Revs. R. M. Rhys and Edward Vaughaai were the officia- ting" ministers, and others present were the Revs. D. J. Davies. W. L. Griffiths, J. Emlyn Jones, and Dl. Aubrey. The mourners we re: Mr and Mrs. E. Evans (daughter and son-in-law) Ma- and Mrs. ldris Williams (son and daughter-in-law); Misses Sal. and M. Evans (grand-daughter); Miss Jennet Williams (neice) Mrs. J. Williams, ¡ Treorcky (sister-in-law); Mr T. D. Williams, Treoroky (nephew); Mr and Mrs. Tom Williams (brother and sister-in-law); Miss Jennie Williams (neice) Mr and Mrs. T. Williams (cousin); Mr Evan Alexander, Peny- graig (brother-in-law) Miss Bessie Alexander. Peuygraig (brother-in-law) and Mr Llewelyn Williams, Mr T. D. Wiliams, Mrs.' Thomas, Llanellv Mr Wm. Davies, Mr SI. Jones, 'Clydach Yale Mr SI. William, Peny- graig; Mr ..Watkiti Wiliams, Mrs. Ryde, Mrs. Jolm, Mrs. 81. Mor- gan, Ynis; Mrs. W". H: James, Mrs. Rd. Morgan. Yaiisygwiail; Mrs. W. Griffiths, Gwiingiedd; and Mrs. W. Timothy. Y.stalyf era* The floral tributes were from:- .Fellow-workmon, Mr and Mrs. E. Evan; Mr and Mrs. Idris Williams; Mr and Mrs. T. S. Williams. Deceased's fellow deacons JMid co- workers acted as I)oti-ers. The .singing wit in charge of Mr Da rid Jones, A.C., and the Sardia Choir siing, "Ar lan'r Iorddonen Ddofn," "Beth sydd imi yn y byd," "Yn y dyfroedd mawr a'r tonaai," "Ami Graig i adeiladu," and "Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau." Mias Elizabeth Williams was the organist, and played the "Dead Maroh" at the Church. Mr E. 0. Morgan was undertaker. Whilst following his employment as a sereein boy at Diamond colliery last week. W. M. Williams, Brecon road, wa<s caught in a belt and received in- juries to his arm. lie is, however, not so seriously injured as was at first anticipated. The wedding took place recently at Bridgend of the Rev. Eleazer Davies, -oil of Mx and Mrs. T. E. Davies, Sroithfield House, to Miss Saunders, daughter of the Rev. W. Saunders, Pontycymmer. The ceremony was performed by the Revs. W. Saunders and King Jones, Bridge d. Mrs. King Jones, and Miss Roberts were also present. The happy couple have been spending a few days at Yetjnad- gynlais. Mr; Davies has now left Ys- tradgyniais as he has undertaken to do four months service in France with tha Y.M.C.A. He has already served with that unit, and prior to taking up the work. was Baptist minister at Painty gog. Mr Rhys Powell, Cwmgksdd, read an interesting paper upon "The Geology of Ystradgynlais" to the members of the Ystradgynlais Welsh Society last Friday evening. After a detailed account of the formations of the earlier forms of strata, Mr Powell described the eoal formations and the characteristics of the different veins. To bear out his theories, the lecturer passed round for inspection remark- ably well preserved fossils of both animal and vegetable forms. The greatest interest was maintained throughout the lecture and the dds- cussion which followed proved very interesting and educative. The meet- ing terminated after the usual vote of thanks had been accorded the lec- turer. Another interesting wedding took place at Irvington Church, Leomin- ster, Herefordshire, on Sunday last, when 3rd Air Mechanic Levi J. Wil- liams, of the Royal Hying Corps, son of Mr and Mrs. Levi Williams, Glaoi- ley terrace. xstradgynla.is, was married to Miss Maud Gladys Clarke, daughter of the late Mr. Chas. Clarke and Mrs. Clarke. Park Gate farm, Ir- ving ton. Cliaplain Walters was the officiating minister, and the party were accompanied by the parents, and Mr Sidney Powell, and Miss Eva Edwards of Leominster Post Office. The briide was tastefully attired in a brown cos- tume with hat to malh, whilst Miss Edwards, the bridesmaid, was attired in a costume of navy bine. After the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home. The Ystradgynlais Food Control Committee met on Thursday, Coun- cillor Lewis Thomas, J.:P. presiding, when the question, of rationing the distort in regard to tlio supply 'of margarine and butter wds discussed. It was resolved to divide the parish into three districts, and retailers are to be asked to meet representatives of the Food Control Committee to give effect to the new rationing scheme. Food ticket* are to be issued, the consumer to have his own choice of tradesman, or retailer who is to sup- ply him with butter or margarine. The committee is also considering the rationing of bacon, lard, jam, and I tea. ——- t' —— There was a good attendance at the 1 English Congregational Church on ) Tuesday evening, when a competitive < ooncert was held. The Rev. Edward I Varughan presided, and Messrs. Wm. Thomas (Isynis); and B. D. Lewis proved capable adjudicators, whilst Miss Alice Bland was the accompan- ist. The winners were as follows: Solo for girls from five to ten years of age: H. Jones, Commercial street; solo for boys from 5 to 10: divided between Masters Horace Vaughan, and Girald- us Jones; solo for girls under 15: Miss Lydia Morgan; boys' solo, under 15: Master Alwyn Jones; soprano solo, Miss Mabel Hearne; recitation. Psalm 23, "Llances," Cwmtwrch; open reci- tation, "Llancevs," Cwmtwrch; best story, Master Horace Vaughan; sight road Lng,( Master Horace Vaughan. Mucih credit for the. success of the event is due to Mr Rd. Jamesy Stan- ley house, who spared no efforts in making the eisteddfod a success. In our report of "Belshazzar's Feast," last week, we omitted to mention that Misses Nancy Jones (Llinos Cynlais), and M. J. Griffiths, Cwmgiedd, were the accompanists. Both did their work very well. The concert in aid of the dependants of soldiers and sailors is to be held in the Drill on Thursday at 7.30. Buy your tickets early. A lecture that should command a good audience will be held on Monday evening next at Ynisoedwyn School, when Mr. Skirro will speak on the Tax- ation of Land Values. The chair will be taken at 6 o'clock by Coun. Lewis Thomas.
4.000 TONS A WEKK OF BRITISH MARGARINE NOW BEING MANU- FACTURED. Compared with an average weekly output of 3,564 tons last year, the production of margarine in Great Brijtain is now about 4,000 tons, said Sir W. G. Watson, chairman of the Maypole Dairy Company, at the Society of Arts. The figure had steadily dncrea-sed since 1913, when it was only 1,611 tons. The Maypole Company alone made 2,000 tons a week, which was about equal to the productibn of butt-er in the United Kingdom. In the past margarine was manu- factured almost exclusively from ani- mal fats and liquid oils, but to-day oocoanut oil and palm kemal oil had nearly displaced animal fats. Since the w.:Lr the greater scarcity of animal I fats hadma;de the latter more ex- pensive than vegetable fate.
NEVER BOIL VEGETABLES. I Professor James Long, at the In- stitute of Hygiene, said that as a people we ate too much, particularly meat and flesh foods. If the nation made up its mind to eat, more veget- able and less flesh the average life would raise from 45 years, as at pre- sent, to about 70 years, or even higher. The vegetable should, how- ever, never be boiled, as this destroyed the most valuable properties. "Steam, sioast, or bake, but never, boil," should be the household rule.
Pte. David Smith, a Leigh absen- tee, whilst being escorted by two soldiers, assaulted his eoort at Leigh railway station, and fractured the sergeant's leg.
Swedes. Swedes. Swedes. To Facers & Others Swedes ° f.3 10s. PER TON, In Ton and ?-Ton Lots. ￼ PIKE, Ystradgynlais. 1F2.
KHfMMMBE HHClL I The fortnightly meeting of the Pont- ardawe Rural District Council took place on Thursday, Councillor D. T. Jones, J.P., presiding. He was sup- r ported by Councillor Herbert Gibbon (vioo-chairman), and Messrs. J. Mor-I gan (engineer), A. E. Edmunds (sani- tary inspec, Wyndham Lewis and Noah L Davies (clerk and doupty clerk) Mr. D. T. Jones said he was sure they were pleased to pee the Engineer with them again after his recent ill- ness. They were all glad that he had had such a oomplete recovery. GARDEN ALLOTMENTS. I The Engineer read out a schedule he had prepared of land at Clydach, Pontardawe, Trebanos and Ystalyfera, that was considered to be suitable for the purpose of garden allotments. In the case of the site suggested at the Godre'rgraig Cemetery it was decided that a deputation await upon the trus- ¡ tees, as they did not seem to favour the trampling over the graves that might happen if the allotments were in the burial ground. Mr. Wyndham Lewis said the Board of Agriculture did not seem to be press- ing the point. NEGLECTED GARDENS. In reply to Mr. H. J. Powell it was said that the County War Agricultural Committee had power to deal with ne- glected gardens. Mr. L. W. Francis said every power they had should be used to get their plots cultivated. He suggested the for- mation of a Food Production Commit- tee. It was decided to take the matter up and to arrange for the reporting of those who did not cultivate their gardens. Mr. Hy. Thomas asked that the Agricultural Committee be asked to take action, and this was agreed, but the Council would see that the work was carried out. G.C.G. WATER PIPES. I The Engineer reported upon corro- sion of water pipes at Mount Pleasant, Gwauncaegurwen as a result of which six new houses were without a water supply. It was resolved to carry out renewals, as there were sufficient pipes in stock. BABY WELFARE. I Mr. Morgan also stated that in con- junction with Mr. J. D. Rees he had inspected two premises at Ystalyfera with a view of securing suitable accom- modation for the Baby Welfare Com- mittee in that part o fthe district, and their joint report giving details of the estimated cost of alteration required to be done and the cost of furnishing, etc., had been estimated. Three mem- bers of the committee assisted them during their inspection and, taking in- to consideration the moro convenient location, as well as the suitability of the apartments on the ground floor of the premises belonging to Mrs. Thomas and situated on the main road near Zoar Chapel, and now in the occup a- tion of Mr. Clatworthy, jeweller, they were of opinion that they offered great- er advantages for the purposes of the institution than premises belonging to I Mr. Dd. Thomas, and situated in Cyfyng-road. RIVER STONES FOR DISTRICT ROADS. i It was resolved to proceed with the I acquiring of the premises. The Rev. Evan Davies said he would have thought a suitable committee would have been sought in the first place; it seemed to him like going in for a pig without first having the sty. The Engineer further reported that he had received a communication from the County Surveyor to the effect that the Road Stone Control Committee re- fused to now allocate any metalling for the upkeep of roads in this dis- trict, and that no stone could be for- warded where it involved railway transit. He was therefore endeavour- ing to get stones crushed at Gurnos, and for haulage by steam lorry to cer- tain roads. He was also collecting stones from the river at Pontardawe for patohing places which had been worn down to the foundations. The report was adopted. WAR BONUS FOR OFFICIALS. The Financial Committee met on Jan. 28, when Mr. L. W. Francis pre- sided. The Committee considered the application from Mi&q Jeremy (health visitor) for a war bonus, and recom- mended that she be granted the sum of £ 15 per annum from Feb. 1st. The Committee also considered the application of Mr. J. J. Wadley for an increased war bonus and recommended that his war bonus be increased to 13s. per week from Feb. 1. The Committee considered two ao- counts from Messrs. A. E. Edmunds and M. Morgan, amounting to 21 2s. 8d., and 6s.8d. respectively, for extra ineidental ami travelling expenses aris- ing out of their duties as food inspec- tors under the Council, such expenses being for jousneys made after hours. The Committee recommended that the sum be paid. The Committee recommended that the Council deny all liability in a caae in which the Tawe Valley Gas Co. alleged that the Counoil's workmen had damaged a gas pipe in excavating. Bills and accounts amounting to P,1,975 14s. 8d. were passed for pay- ment. Reverting to the allotment question ACQUIRING THE MOUNTAINS FOR FOOD-GROWING. Mr. Dd. Lewis said he thought the. time had come when they should "go to the mountains" instead of bother- ing about small plots here and there and going to the expense of fencing these plaoes. They should as a Couneil acquire fifty or a hundred acres of mountain at once for the purpose of growing potatoes. They had the power to do so. The Clerk urged tha.t mountain land would take many years of cultivation before being fit for potatoes. Mr. Hy. Thomas said that Mr. Dd. Lewis should know from experience the difficulty of acquiring common land. It was decided to have the sugges- tion of Mr. Dd. Lewis on the agenda for the next meeting. Mr. Wm. Lewis (Brynamman) sug- gested that as a start they should be- gin on the plot near the workhouse.
POTATO STTPPLY The Potato Controller, Major Bel- cher, addressing a large meeting of potato-growers at Spalding dispelled the illusion that there will be a large surplus of potatoes- There waa only an excess on paper, but he believed we should have enough to see us through until the new crop comes. Major Belcher said potato flour mills would be opened in the potato areas which would ease the situation. He promised an increased price for potatoes kept until the end of the season.
The ancient Norman Lords of Glam- organ were a tyrannical race, at once rapacious, lawless, and licentious, much after the fachien of the modern mili- tary Hun. "They," says the old his- torian, "would take what they pleased —a fine beast, a horse, or a fine wo- man, and carry their prey off to their colossal castle of Caerphilly, so that when anything of the kind was lost or not known where it might be found the common expression was, 'It has gone to Caerphilly,' which was tanta- mount to saying, 'It has gone to the devil.'
￼ MATT HARRIES a ♦ ￼ ￼ SALE I SAEE 0 + j ? i COMMENCES TO-DAY. j ■ T ? ? Hundreds of Bargains must be cleared within ? i 14 days. | J MATT HARRIES ) ? THE LEADING DRAPER, 1 2, 4, & 7, Herbert Street, ? PONTARDAWE. j ø+s+œ+m.s+a+ø+s+e+s++s+m+m+m+..ø+s+a+s+Ð+e.s+œ+m.