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NEATH AND BRITON FERRY I t A conference was held at Aooravon 011 Saturday of' all the Labour Associa- tions and Trades and Labour Councils of the new Aberavon Parliamentary Division. There were 109 different or- ganisations represented. Mr. Joseph Branch was appointed chairman of the Labour Party for the division; Mr. Ivor ll. Thomas (Briton Ferry) secre- tary. The question of the final selec- tion of a Labour candidate was ad- [ journed for a fortnight. The follow- ing are to go to a final ballot: Mr. R.olwrt Williams (Transport Workers' j Feneration), and Mr. Wm. Jenkins (,ini;>Ts' agent). 1- ,th.—The death has occurred of M;. Jack Fream, Cwtn-yr-Eglwys Farm (Briton Ferry), son of Mr Frea.m. j gamekeeper. Deceased was 23 years of | age. He was very popular among all classes. The interment took placo on Tuesday at Ynysmaerdy Home on Leave.—The following Ferry boys, who have seen a long period of active service, are now homo on leave from France. Pte. Dick Wil- liams, R. W;.F., Lowtlio-street, and Qr.-master-sergt. F. Bond, R.W.F., Middleton-street. They were among tho first to volunteer from the Ferry and have been through many heavy en- gagements. They were heartily wel- comed home by their many friends. Pte. WTillie Adams, of Lowther-street, has also been home from training quar- ters. New Medico.—Dr. Godfrey; recently appointed its successor to Dr. White, under the Briton Ferry Medical Aid Scheme, entered upon his duties during the course of last week. Music.—Mr. David Mathias, a rising young baritone from Briton Ferry, is reoeiving lessons in voice training from Prof. Dyfed Lewis, Swansea. Mr. Mathias, who has a voice of remarkable power, is making excellent progress, and is in great request at all local i concerts. --r-- Agriculture.—Under the auspices of the Glamorgan Women's War Agricul- ture Committee, Miss Wordsworth, the organiser for the county, is addressing a series of public meetings in this dis- trict. On Tuesday evening she was at the Gwyn Hall, Neath, and addressed a large gathering on "The necessity for increased food production." The mayor (Aid. Hopkin Morgan, C.B.E.) presided. On Wednesday evening she addressed a meeting at the Minor Hall, Briton Ferry on "Food prob- lems. War Aims.—On Monday evening an open air meeting was held before the Dock Hotel, when Mr. Sandford, of Brighton, adressed a large crowd on "'Var Aims." On Thursday evening the Tine-Moto arrived here, and exhibited an excel- lent selection of war pictures in the open air by the Dock Hotel, while the large crowd who had assembled were treated to a rousing address by Mr. G. H. Bibbings, Sheffield. Mr. Bibbings is well used to Ferry crowds, as years mo he nddressfd numerous meetings lieic when he was connected with I.L.P. Football.—A large crowd attended I the Qiant's Grave football ground on Saturday last when the Ferry Blues entertained Port Talbot (Wesleys). The first half of the game was all in favour, of the Blues, and after a splendid run L. Rees scored, but during the second half the Wesleys were pressed in 't heir own goal mouth, and the Wesleys equalised by getting through from a Kcrhumage. The result was a draw of one goal ea<Ji. On TyLsha neld, Ba blan, Park Junrs. met the Me)vn Hovers and there the result was also a draw of one each. The outstanding player was C. Roberts of Melyn—easily the best of a poor bunch. Cymanfa Undebol—On Sunday alter- noon last, in connection with the joint > singing festival whieh will bo bid u t, tiie Public Hall, Briton Ferry on (rood Friday, a rehearsal for the children I was held at the Weslevan Chapel. Mr. John Evans, A.C., conducted. In the evening the rehearsal for adults was lwld a.t T,k.t.hu,:da,Cong. Chapel, under she leadership of Mr. Dd. Thomas, j The singing was excellent, and reflects great credit upon the precentors of the various chapels. Mr. Glasiyn Jones presided at the organ. j Warrior's Return.—Lce.-corpl. Evans R.E., returned to his home at Giant's Grave during the week-end on a four weeks' leave from Italy, where he has been serving with the Italian E.F. j Marriage.—On Tuesday Lho marriago j was solemnised of Mr. Wn. Pickerell, Lo wether-street, Briton Ferry, and Miss Sarah Sims, Aberavon, at Neath. English Cong.-Largo crowds attend- ed the anniversary services in connec- tion with the above church on Sunday. The special preacher was Mr. J. Hugh Edwards, M.P. for the constituency. On Monday evening Mr. Edwards de- live red an ■interesting lecture on "Parliament, its men, and its ways," in which he gave an excellent portray- al of the characteristics of well-known statesmen, and political leaders. His character sketch of the Prime Minister was very good. The large crowd spent an enjoya ble evening. ) Sunday School.—A public meeting j was held on Thursday evening at Or- chard-plaoe Baptist Church, Neath, when an address was delivered by Mr. j T. Vivian Rees, London, president of the National Sunday School Union, on j the work of the Sunday-schools. I Lady's Walk—The Lady's Walk is well-known throughout South Wales as one of the prettiest walks imaginable, and crowds of people are to be seen there in the spring and summer seasons. It is situated at a high .altitude be- tween Baglan and Ynysmardy, and on a clear day in summer the Devonshire, coast is to be seen plainly. Last week one of the principal drapers of Briton Ferry was walking through and picked up a lady's handbag there. He adver- tised the fact, and quite a number of young ladies called to claim it, but strange to say the owner did not know she had lost it, and it was only through a friend who recognised the bag that it was restored to the rightful owner. Choral Society.—Briton Ferry Choral Society has passed a vote of condolence with the family of the late Sergt. Evan Morgan, of the Birmingham Police Force. When the choral socie-ty were at the Midland Musical Competi- tion Festival in March, 1914, the genial "Welsh consul" (as Supt. Morgan was generally known) gave them a warm welcome, and conducted the party through the municipal buildings, sub- sequently entertaining a number of the members at his home. Hockey.—A good crowd attended the Briton Ferry Cricket Ground on Satur- day afternoon to witness a hockey match between the staff of the 3rd Western (Neatlh) War Hospital mixed team versus the Briton Ferry Ladies Team. The "bully-off" was performed by lads dressed as "John Bull" and "Uncle Sam." The result was a victory Tor the Ferry ladies by 4-3. The out- standing feature of the contest was the magnificent play of Miss Meta Roberts (who used to play so well for the Glam- organ Ladies) who herself scored 3 goals out of the 4 scored by the ladies team.
PENWYLLT. An enjoya ble evening was spent at the Mission Room, Penwyllt, when a miscellaneous entertainment was given, the following taking part: Pianoforte selections by Mr D. R. Jones, F.T.S.C., solos by Messrs. W. Thomas, Penycae David Thomas, Sennybridge, and Miss B Potter, Penwyllt; recitations, Messrs Bertie Jones and Fred Weaver; quar- tettes, Mr. D. J. Potter and party, Mr. John Owen and party, and Mrs. M. Davies and party; duet, Misses V. Davies and May Jones; dialogue, Mis- ses M. Davies, V. Davies, B. Jones, May Jones, B. Potter, and Pauline Evans. Choruses, the Penwyllt Mixed Choir, oonducted by Mr. D. J. Potter. Singing competition for children under 10, Master Trevor Owen; ditto (under 16), 1, B. Biggs; 2, Miss M. A. Jones; recitation (under 14), 1, Master E. Owen; 2, Master B. Biggs; 3, James T. Jones. The adjudicators were, music Mr. D. R. Jones, F.T.S.C.; recitation, Mr. Smith (missioner). Mr. Preece was the chairman and Mr. D. R. Jones, Abercrave, the accompanist. On Friday evening last an enjoyable evening was spent at Glyntawe School, when the Penwyllt Concert Party held their annual concert. The following took part: Solos, Misses M. Davies and B. Potter; quartette, Mr. D. J. Potter and party, Mr. John Owen and party, Mr. Gough and party, and Miss Davies and party. The Penwyllt Mired Choir gave four elections (conductor, Mr. D. J. Potter); recitations, .r., Smith (missioner) and Mr. Bertie Jones; dia- logue (1) Messrs. D. J,. Owen, T. Owen, E. Owen, and (2) Misses Mary Owen, M. A. Jones, Messrs. D. J. Owen, Bertie Jones; (3) Misses M. Daviœ, V. Davies, B. Jones, May t Jones, B. Potter and Pauline Evans; duet, Messrs. V. Davies and M. Jones. The Rev. D. Hughes, Callwen, presid- ed, whilst Mr. D. R. Jones, F.T.S.C., Abercrave, acted as accompanist.
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PONTARDAWE POLICE COURT Friday.—Before Messrs. H. X. Miers (presiding), F. R. Phillips, H. J. Powell, D. T. Williams, 1). T. Wil- liams, and D. T. Jones. I MAINTENANCE ORDER. W. O. Lewis, Ystalvfera, summoned by his wife to contribute to her main- tenance. was represent>*d by Mr. G. A. Thomas, for Mr. Edward Harris, Swan- sea. The case had been adjourned. De- fendant now applied for a reduction in the order, and was reported to be L17 in arrears. He agreed to pay 25/- a week for the next fortnight, and in the meantk.i to draw out a proper summons. E. R. rl honias, formerly of Llansare- let, was .summoned by his ^V'ife, who applied for an increase in the amount of her separation order for which he was liable. Mr. C. B. Jenkins was for complainant, and Mr. W. A. Thomas, Swansea, for defendant. Evidence was to the effect that an order had been made in July last of P,li:5,10 a week in respect of Mrs. Thomas and her three children, aged 10, 8, and 5, against her husband. Ap- plicant now tnaintained that her hus- band was receiving more money, and she could not afford to live on the money alloted her. Mrs. E. IL Thomas said she lived at Llansamlet, whilst her husband was a clerk at Merthyr Labour Exchange. He received a pension of JB1, and earned besides, £ 2/3/0 a week. She asked that the* order be increased from £ l/o to £ 1/12. She had three children. In cross-examination, complainant admitted that her husband joined up in May. 1915, and served in the East. He was found work by the authorities. Defendant also admitted that she had considerable property, but it was heavily mortgaged. She had become guarantor for her husband to the bank. Defendant was most anxious to take his Wife back" but there seemed to be some little differences, and the Bench increased the order by 5s. a week. TOOK HOME A PIECE OF TIMBER. I Thomas Jones, reputed to be a man of excellent character, was bound over for taking a piece of timber from the tip at the Maerdy Pit, Gwauncaegur- wen. P.S. Jenkins proved the case. The defendant said he only took it for fire wood. At one time he was allowed to purchase it, but this had now been dis- continued. Mr. Miers said the constable had done quite right in reporting the matter.
Ystradgynlais Teachers. A well-attended meeting of the Cwmtawe Association of Teachers was held at the Yniscedwyn Schools, Ys- tradgynlais, on Saturday, Mr. Llew. E. Morgan presiding. The secretary, Mr. J. Thomas, Coelbren, read a letter from the District Education Commit- tee which stated that this body was prepared to allow a. representative of the association to be present at tho oommittee's meetings in an advisory capacity. Mr. W. J. Thomas, Cynlais School, was appointed. Representation at the N.U.T. Easter Conference to be held at Cambridge, was discussed, and the secretary was authorised to attend. An appeal from the secretary of the Teachers' War Aid Fund was sym- pathetically considered, and the teach- ers present agreed to open subscription lists. A small committee was appointed also to make arrangements for a whist drivo to be held shortly in aid of the fund. A discussion on the question of a scale of salaries occupied a good deal of the time of the meeting. Reports r were received from Mr. J. Thomas and Mr. H. Owens, the association's representatives on the county execu- tive. and it was resolved to accept their statement. They were instructed to press for the complete N. U .T. scale of salaries at the next meeting of the executive, and also at the Brecon- shire Staffing and Salaries Committee before whom they will attend shortly as a deputation.
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YSTRADGYNLAIS & 01STRICT TRADES & LABOUR COUNCIL. FOOD AND EDUCATIONAL QUES- TIONS DISCUSSED. The usual monthly meeting of the above Council was held last Saturday at Abercrave, with Mr. Lewis Thomas in the chair. Twenty-three members were present representing 7 miners' lodges, two I.L.P. branches, and one co-operative society. The following councillors were present: Messrs. Idris Davies, Dd. Lewis, \V. D. Walters, and Rhys Chapman. A letter was read from the Secretary of the Breeonshire Labour Party ask- ing for the views of the Council on the question "of adopting a Labour candidate to contest the division at the next election. It was resolved to reply to the effect that the constituen- cy should be fought by Labour at the earliest .suitable opportunity. The Sec- retary was instructed to forward a. donation, pending the adoption by the Divisional Party of a contribution scheme. It was suggested that a sub- scription list be opened. This was done, and a member immediately headed it with a guinea. Several substantial sums were promised. Councillors Dd. Lewis, W. D. Wal- ters and Rhys Chapman gave reports dealing with the Food Control Com- mittee. The question of the milk sup- ply was discrjswM} considerable length, and reference was made to the threatened strike by the farmers if they were not granted an increase in the price of milk. A councillor pointed out that the conditions of the farmers in the Ystradgynlais area were not comparable with those of farmers liv- ing in urban areas, where byelaws pertaining to sanitation were very strict. This necessitated greater work and greater expense for the urban far- mers. Ystradgynlais farmers had not these things to trouble them, conse- quently the community should benefit from the reduced cost of production as they were the people who suffered through lack of sanitation at the farms. It was also shown that rents had not been raised since the declaration of war. Considerable indignation was ex- pressed by the members present at the machinations of certain individuals in "i stradgynlais who were doing their utmost to cause dissension amongst the farmers, and who attempted to unite them in an effort to starve the child- ren of Ystj-adgynlais by withholding the supply of milk. This action may be likened to that of Von Tirpitz, the initiator of the U Boat campaign. It was resolved to call the attention of Lord Rhondda and the Local Food Committee to the matter. The question of education waa con- sidered, and the refusal of the Brecon- shire Education Authority to appoint, a permanent head teacher for Ynisced- wyn School, Ystradgynlais, met with indignant protests. Speakers pointed out that the education authority re- fused to deal with this vacancy on the ground that teachers serving with the colours would stand no chance of com- peting. On this plea Yniscedwyn and Gilwern Schools were to be allowed temporary head teachers only. It was maintained that no teacher in the Army or Na.vy had paramount cla-HM to the post, and it was understood that the "plums" of the county, such as Yniscedwyn, should be given to head- masters, who, by their work in smaller schools, had proved their claim to such promotion. It was also alleged that many permanent appointments to headships had been made since, the outbreak of war, and that since coming to the above decision the authority had now decided in favour of filling the vacant headships at Gilwern. In view of. this the Council unanimously agreed to send a strong resolution to the education authority in favour of filling the Yniscedwyn School vacancy immediately. The Breconshire scale of salaries for j teachers was discussed, and the Labour i councillors were instructed to support the teachers in getting the full N.U.T. scale adopted. It was pointed out by the councillors that even had the reso- lutin not been passed, they would still advocate the best sa laries for teachers. The opposition would not come from them but from the Liberal and Conservatives. The next meeting will be held next Saturday at Aber- crave.