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I rm The Electric Theatre.I

Family Notices

A Reply to Mr. J. W. Beynon.-I


Agreement Sanctioned. I

Cwmavon and Port Talbot Notes.


Cwmavon and Port Talbot Notes. Bertrand Russell and Peace. When the Hon. Bertrand Russell rose to ad- dress a meeting at Gallipoli Square Taibach, j last Sunday afternoon, one expected to see a man of the Clifford Allen type. Here one per- ceived a man that suggested the carelessly- l| dressed student. Dressed in a suit of rough }- brown cloth, ravelled neck-tie, slouch hat and j; low boots, one could easily have mistaken this Professor of Mathematics for a typical work- ing class orator. His speech was tinged here and there with a little humour, and one really expected it from the habitual smile that char- acterised his face,. It was not an eloquent, but rather a simple and direct address for an age) of reason and rational thought; for a just, 'J lasting and honourable peace." We in this j| country," he said, "are not left any more than any people in any other country to know the true facts. Newspapers have kept from us the things which we ought to know. It is not largely known in this country that Germany, for some time past, has had no intention what- soever of retaining Belgium at the end of the war, and that they are willing to evacuate Belgium as a condition of Peace. We were told when this war began that it was a war on be- half of Belgium, and a very large number of men have losit their live); in that beMef." "1he Germans," he continued, are willing to evacuate Belgium on the day that peace is made. You cannot say that we are fighting on behalf of Democracy, an d you cannot say that we are fighting on behalf of France. You know that the French nation has suffered ter- rible and appalling losses of men. Those of us who are aware of the feeling in France, know that the French people are very desirous of Peace. The Germans and Austrians are very desirous of Peace, and you will find the same opinion in the United States." "The prolong- ation of the war," he cried, "is due to our unwillingness to enter into Peace negotiations, is due to our jealousy of German trade, and our accumulation of hatred." Dealing with the cost of the war, he said it would be far bet- ter to spend these enormous amounts of money on the education of the country, than in using it to waste human life. He deplored the war as a war between the respective governments. A Police Officer's Remark. After the meeting a police official was heard remarking to a fellow officer: We have just about finished them now." This was obviously made in reference to the activities of the local I.L.P. branches. Indeed, this august person- age should develop a keener sense of observa- tion.

Socialism v. Capitalism.

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