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SliMPLY GRAND." I FLAG DAYS REALISE £ 55 6s. 2d. FOR BLIND SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. The result named is simply grand, and I am delighted. Many thanks for all your help.-G. H. Hodges. The above was the contents of a postcard received by Mr. Will Hopkin, Pontardawe, on Thursday morning from Mr. G. H. Hodges, South Wales secretary of the National Institute for the Blind, which is responsible at St. Dunstan's, London, for the training of nearly 1,000 soldiers and sailors blinded in the present war. The total of L55 6s. 2d. is the result of the ef- forts of the Edward Bevan, Trebanos; Dyffryn Tawe, Pontardawe; Dr. Logan Dahno, AUtwen; Glantawe, Clydach; H. N. Miers," Glais; Llwynbedw, Birch- grove; and Dr. W. J. Lewis, Ystaly- fera, lodges of the R.A.O.B. The flag days were held on Friday .and Satur- day last in response to the appeals sent out by Sir Arthur Pearson, who is the president of the Institute. The commit- tee of the local lodges of which Bro. Lewis Ford, K.O.M., was chairman, Bro. Goo. Howells, K.O.M., treasurer, and Bro. Pusey, secretary, may feel proud of the success of their efforts. The following were the oollections:- Pontardawe: Misses Ethel Puntan and Dora Swainson, £ 3 OB. d. Missee Evans, Hughes, Jones, and Williams, JM 8s. 5d; Misses Elsie Bibbs andNetta PoweII, f2 3s.; Misses Alice Williams and Lizzie Williams, B2; Misses Betty Giddings and Clara Chiloott, £1 4s 2d; Misses M. A. Jones and May Hum- phries, J61 9s. 9d; Misses Sal Davies and Annie Lloyd 14s. 10^d. Misses Mary Jane Williams and Lizzie Lewis £ 2 2s. 2d; Misses Sarah Davies and Hannah Jones £ 1 Os. lOd Misses Ray Thomas and Mary MJones 12s. 3d; Miss Griffiths (Ynismeudw) 18k. 7d; Misses Sallio Davies and Annie Lewis, £ 1 3s 4d; Powell and Llovd 9s 9d; Madge. 9s. 6^d; Misses Williavis, Ha rris, Griffiths and James (Rhydy- fro), £ 2 16s. 7jd Pte.. Carter and Pte. Jjvrvis £ 1 14s. 6d: Gunner Collinr, nnd. Pte. Carr £1 7s. 9d; Gunner D. M, Williams arirl Pte. Elliott £ 1 13s. 6d; Ptes. Hacker and Chaloner lis. Id. Thebanos Misses Bronwen Jones and Morris, 12s. 6d. Misses BIodwon Da? and H. M. Thomas ?1 6s. 9d; Misses Elsie Thomas and Hetty Kift, 19s. 81.-TotaL L31 19s. 4^1. Clydach: Misses Challis 92 Os. 3d; Miss Edna Thomas and Mr. Wm. Thomas Ll IC), O; Miss T. W. Price, £1 6s. 8d; Mrs. Davies (Colliers) 7s 6d; Globe Cinema £1 12s. 41d. Birchgrovo: S. D. Davies 5s. 8d.! Misses Ethel Warren and Elsie Row- lands, JE1 6s. 9d; Misses Mary A. Adams and Elsie Griffiths £1 28: Old. Glais: Mrs. Saunders and Mrs. Selby I Roberts JB1 9s. 5d; Mrs. Perkins and Miss Muriel Sunders £1 2s. 3d; Miss Muriel Phillips and Mrs. T. David, 1 18s. 6d.—Total, 13 7s. 6d. Ystalyfera: Friends, 12s. 6d; Miss Bowkett, £1 14s. 1-!Id.; Miss K. Rey- nolds, zEl 16s.; Miss Elsie Cousins Pl 6s. 7d; Miss B. Looley Davies and Ceridwen Lewis JB1 2s. 4d f Mr. Morris (hairdresser) 13s. 4d; Brothers 9s 9d; Miss Bodycombe 5s.; Morgan Lewis, 3s. 3d.—Total, £ 9 19.1. 3d.

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