LECTURES ON GARDENING AND AGRICULTURE. We are glad to learn that arrangements have been made for a course of ten popular lectures on Horticulture and Agriculture to be given at the Country School by Professor Howells, of Aberystwyth Univer- sity, admission free. The lecturer will deal with the nature and composition of soils, manures and fertilizers, the proper way of growing vegetaoiess and the cultivation of flowers. Each lecture will be followed by demonstrations in gardens close to the school, which will serve as object lessons on the subjects of the lectures. As a well-known. Horticulture Instructor says, the more general acquisition of knowledge of the nature indicated in lectures of this kind will naturally create a deeper and more intelligent interest in domestic gardening; village life must consequently become more enjoyable, homes be better sup- plied with wholesome food, and otherwise rendered attractive; and thus, in the aggregate, the nation will be beautified and enriched by the better educated heads and hands of the industrial populations of rural and sub- urban districts. V At the monthly Governors' meeting of the School held on Monday it was unanimously re- solved to appeal to the Urban District Uouncil and the Harbour Trustees for their co-operation to make the lectures a success and be an incitement to the Bar- mouth people to take an interest in domestic and flower garden- ing. As Alderman T. Martin Williams, J.P., remarked,—Our Urban Council ought to take special interest in this important matter, and he wished they would follow the example of the local authorities at Llandudno, Col- wyn Bay and other places where all nooks and corners are nicely arranged anti adorned with shrubs and flowers and at a very small cost. Barmouth could be made one of the most attractive holiday resorts in the kingdom. Another Governor said that it was in the power of the local .authorities and the inhabitants to make the place a paradise of beauty and sweetness. rPhe Goverporsgive a cordial invitation to,all who take an in- terest in gardening and farming to attend the lectures and de- monstrations. The first lecture will be given next Friday at 3-45 p.m. .——— V
CAMBRIAN RESORTS ASSOCIATIOli I Meeting at Barmouth, I Mr S. Williamson, general manager of the Cambrian Railways Company,pre- sided over the annual meeting of the Cambrian Resorts Association beld at the Belle Vue Hall on Thursday after- noon. There was a fair attendance of delegates from the various resorts along the Coast. The business of the meeting I was to consider the advisability of con- I tinuing the association, and the opinion was unanimously expressed that it would be a calamity to discontinue the the work of advertising at a time when even the position gained by the Cam- brian Resorts was in the balance. Mr Williamson reported that since 1910, £ 1,800 bad been spent on adver- tising the Cambrian Coast Resorts. On the whole, he thought the results bad been satisfactory Mr W. H. Williams, the secretary, presented the statement of accounts from December, 1914, to February of fcbi* year. There was an overdraft of R13 19s. 6d. at the bank, but when the contributions owing by Towyn, Dol- gelley, Machynlleth, and Llwyngwril were paid, the actnal deficiency would be only 9s. lid. Rev. J. Rev. Gwynoro Davies said he would be sorry to see the Association discontinued. It bad been a great suc- cess, and he was sure that but for the war, 1914 and 1915, would have been record years for the resorts. The association provided a satisfactory union between the different towns, and he bad great faith in the future of the Cam- brian Resorts. Mr J. J. O'Sullivan, general manager of the Corris Railway, agreed, and made the interesting suggestion that the Association should extend its activities. They should ask the quarry owners and owners of property to join them and see if they could not do something to stimulate industries. Mr H. H. Hornby, Fairbourne, speak- ing as a landowner, promised cordial support. Mr J. Barclay Jenkins, Aberystwyth, was also strongly in favour of con- tinuing the Association. He was sorry to see that the smaller places, which had most gain from the Associ- ation, were the most backward in join- ing, On the motion of the Rev. Gwynoro Davies, a resolution was passed expres- sing opinion that the Association should be continued, and the Secretary was asked to write to the Local Authorities interested for their views, which wonld" be submitted to a further meeting. Mr Williamson said his Company, had before them a new time table to give a better service to the coast. As soon as the present difficulties were- removed they intended to re organise the work entirely so that the passenger train ssr- vice would be greatly improved. It was agreed to invite landowners, quarry owners, and others interested in trade development, to attend the next meeting.
CORRESPONDENCE. I We do not hold ourselves responsible fat thf, opinions of our correspondents. To the Editor. I Dear Mr Editor, Allow me through your valuable paper to congratulate the Urban Councii upon their new venture in carting the bouse refuse on alternate days in the North and South Wards respectively. Fellow ratepayers, we must all economize and do our utmost to help the Council in their true effort to relieve the struggling lodging-bouse keeper. I am told that the Council by adopting this new system of bouse refuse removal are saving quite J64 a week. Let each householder do hie little bit of street sweeping in front of his own household and avoid Casting into the dust bins paper and boxes which could be burnt and destroyed. Our young men are gone and going. Soon the attested married will be going, and it is our duty to do all we can to economise. Yours etc., P.T. I
I BARMOUTH I COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. MONTHLY MEETING. I The ordinary monthly meeting of the above Governors was beid on Monday afternoon. Present:—the Rev R. Lloyd Roberts, M.A., R.D. (chairman), I Alderman T. Martin Williams, J.P Mrs Gwynoro Davies. Miss Richards, Pensarn Hall the Rev. Z. Matber, Messrs Edward Williams, John Roberts, C.C., Rhys Jones, Robert Lloyd Williams, R Jones Morris, J P., Talsarnau and Lewis Jones, Gwyn- fryn with Messrs E. D. Jones, M.A. (headmaster), and R. Llewelyn Owen (clerk). NEW MEMBER. The Chairman welcomed Mr Robert Lloyd Williams on taking his seat as a Governor for the first time, being a sepresentative of the Barmonth Urban District Council. EXAMINATIONS. A sub-committee reported that! they had been discussing the advisability of changing the dates of the annual examinations held by the Central Welsh Board, which at present were being held in July,and the committee recommended that an application should be made for the examinations to be held early in June, and the recommendation was unanimously adopted. FINANCIAL. I The Clerk reported that there was an overdraft at the Bank amount to £616, but the Governors bad assets to come in amounting to £625. The financial year of the school ended March 31st, and he predicted that the Governors would have a small balance in their favour at that time. Alderman T. Martin Williams said that the financial position of the school would be satisfactory at tbe end of March. HEADMASTER'S REPORT. I The Headmaster reported that on St. David's Day addresses were delivered to the pupils on Patriotism," and on Friday last a most successful School Eisteddfod was held at the Belle Vue Hall. ENGLISH PUPILS IN SCHOOL. I The Chairman enquired how many English pupils were at present in school. The HPadmaster iiaid be could not give that information as a number of English pupils could speak Welsh very well, although bpth parents were English, and some of the English pupils'- took Welsh lessons. In reply to the Chairman, the Head. master said there were recitation competitions at the School Eisteddfod for English and Welsh pupils. BAD CONDUCT. The Headmaster reported that the rope attached to the fl ig staff bad been taken a way, and also a thermometer had been taken away from the school play- ground. Minor damages were being committed round the school from time to time, and some of the Belgian child- ren were very mischievous. He bad reported the matter to Police Inspector Ben Evans^w'hb could not be everywhere at tbe same time, as he was by him- self. The Chairman said that the Head- master had previously reported about damage being done at the school, and he believed that something should be done. i On the proposition of Mr Rhys Jones seconded by Mr Edward Williams, it was decidpd t,hat a letter should be sent to the Belgian teacher at the Council School, asking him to draw attention to the matter when the Bplgian scholars were at school, and also to Mr G. E Owen, Sectetary of the Barmouth Refugee Committee. ABOUT BARBED WIRE. I It wab reported that only one tender viz., from Mr W. J. Grriffith, Llueaty, I had been received for providing and fixing barbed wire on the school wall (seawatd side), who would undertake the work for £ 4 10s. Alderman Martin Williams—Why is I this barbed wire needed ? I Mr Rbys Jones explained that the sand was up to the level of the school wall, and persons were coming over the I school wall to commit damages and nuisances. Mr Edward Williams thought that it was the duty of the adjoining owner to clear the sand away from the school wall. On the proposition of Alderman alartin Williams it was decided to accept the tender of Mr W. J. Griffith. -1 I TECHNICAL LECTURES. The Clerk reported that the Governors had decided that the annual course of technical lectures should be given this year to Barmouth, the subject being Horticulture." Ten lectures would be given, to be followed with demonstrations. The first lecture would be given at the County School on Friday next (to-morrow). Tbe:Rev. Z. Mather impressed on all to attend the course of lectures, and hoped that the general public would take aa interest in the matter, and especially those who took an interest in gardening, etc. He believed that the town of Barmouth could be made more beautiful if plots of land would be laid out and planted with shrubs and flowers. He proposed that an invitation should be given to all to attend the lectures and demonstrations. Alderman Martin, Williams agreed, and said that an invitation should be sent to the members of the Barmouth Urban Council who had started well as < rpgards beautifying ugly spots, but there were many other places which ought to be looked after and beautified. The Council had already planted trees, etc., at Borthwen Bach, and he believed that Dinas Oleu could be made a beautiful spot. He thought that the Urban Council should be invited to attend the lectures. The Rev. Z. Mather said be agreed including the Council members in his proposition. Mr Rhys Jones said he believed that if everybody did his bit in front of his own house, it would be much better than inviting the Council. Mr Edward Williams said the Harbour Trust bad places where they could improve and beautify, and they should be invited also. The proposition of Mr Mather was unanimously carried.
11, I- SCOUTS' CORNER. St. David's Day was allowed to pass almost unnoticed at Barmouth this year. The present sad state of the country no doubt accounted for this to some extent. The monotony was broken, however, by the cheerful ap- pearance of the Boy Scouts, who paraded I the streets, headed by their three buglers and drummer, under the care of the Assistant Scout-Master, Mr Caradoc ￼ Evans. Mr Ernest Lioyd, Min-y mor, one of the Committee, bad provided home-grown Leeks about two feet long which the Scouts tied to their poles. The effect was picturesque, and had a National purpose, though the perfume might not be of the most pleasant character. Last Saturday was the "Welsh Troops Picture Post Card Day as ob- served in our town. Here again the Boy Scouts—eager to do their bit in defence of their country, paraded the town, under the Command of their two Patrol Leaders, Mr Thomas Meirioa I Griffith, and Mr Willie Whiteside. The II procession of young ladies, picture- squely dressed in imitation of the old Welsh costume, headed by two dozen bright and lively young Scouts (all on an errand of mercy, for to procure the witbal" to supply comforts for our brave boys was indeed a merciful action) was a pretty scene. I j The procession was naturally followed I by a large number of children—some I very small At one part of the route, I they were met by a motor car, and I j was startled to see an absent-minded little boy of about five years old walk- I ing right in front of the car. Quick as ) lightning bugler Robert Henry Williams took in the situation, ran and snatched the little man into a place of safety. The motorist might have been able to avert a disaster, but in any case the prompt action of the Boy Scout proved that the Scout Motto of 11 Be Prepared is ever present in the minds of the boys. It is with sincere regret that I learn of the great loss the troop sustained this week by the departure of one of the Scout illasters-Mr J. T. Owen. Mr Owen who was an Accountant at the National Provincial Tlank has been promoted to the branch at Pembroke Docks, for which post he left on Tues- day. Mr Owen had evinced the keenest interest in the boys, and had started a course of Ambulance and other subjects which are necessary to secure the efficiency badges. He left with the best wishes of a large number of friends, but none more sincere than his troop of Boy Scouts." f
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