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DIPLOMACY & THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

Dowlais Co-uperative SocietyI

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Dowlais Co-uperative Society I EXCELLENT QUARTER JUST CLOSED. I SOCIETY FAVOURS POLITICAL REPRE- I SENTATION. The quarterly meeting was held in the Base- ment Hall, Dowlais Library on Thursday, July 6th, 1917, Alderman C. J. Griffiths (president) in the chair. There was a good attendance of members. The balance-sheet as presented by the Secre- tary showed sales for the quarter amounting to £ 36,017 12s. IQjd., an increase over the corre- sponding quarter of t6,631 2s. 4Jd. The profits for disposal after allowing ;E220 for depreciation, £ 250 for interest on Share Capital, £ 152- 3s. 4d. for Collective Life Assurance, C20 4s. 6d. for War Allowances and all working expenses, amounted to £ 2,161 17s. 132d. A dividend of Is. in the £ on members' purchases was declared. The members Share Capital stands at L22,338 5s. 8-d., an increase over the corresponding quarter of last year of £3,718 18s. 2Jd. The following donations were granted Cardiff Poor Crippled Aid Society 21s.; Dowlais and Penydarren Nursing Association 21s., Y.M.C.A. Hurt Campaign to- 5s. The four retiring com- mittee-men, Messrs. C. E. Morgan, G. Hum- phreys, J. H. Peters and J. Jenkins, were Ile- elected. Mr. J. Evans (secretary) who attended the Emergency Conference- in London gave a report of the proceedings., The chairman impressed on the meeting the necessity for Parliamentary action, several mem- bers taking part in the discussion.. A resolu- tion in favour of direct representation of Co- operators in Parliament was carried with only one dissentient. It was also agreed to adopt the suggested subscription scheme of £2 per 1,000 members to the political fighting fund as recom- mended by the Cooperative Unio*.

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