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TEE DILUTION OF LABOUR. ?? CANDIDATES for munition- making come from many walks of life, some of which seem very un- likely. A sweet girl graduate may be found working between a pert parlourmaid and a middle- aged matron, while a briefless barrister may rub shoulders with a butler and an out-of-work architect. Their abilities are as various as their origins. Some have to be tactfully to!d that they bad better seek some other sphere of usefulness. Some few give evidence that they should have been mechanics from the fu'st. The more likely ones are sorted out to become tool-setters and garage-makers. The former are in great demand, for the average munition worker is quite incapable of tool-setting, while the vast increase of capstan lathes, turret lathes, automatics and semi-automatics, has called for a great number of men capable of managing them. Of course, tool-setting is highly skilled work, and it is impossible to maxe a beginner into a capable mechanic of this kind within the few weeks that are available. But by carrying specialisation also into this department it is quite feasible to train a man to set the tools on one class of machine, doing one variety of operation in a reasonable time, and that is what is being done with success, not only by the Ministry of Munitions but also by private nrms. We are sorry to learn that in some cases workers are placing obstacles in the wa.y of the introduction of this class of labour. Such action if persisted in, will have effects that will be felt most severely in the trenches by the friends and oompanions of those who are promoting them. If there were skilled men available for this work the matter would not call for notice. But there are not. The output of some munition factories is already suffering from want of tool-setters. The machines are there, and the minders are there, but there are not sumcient tool- setters to keep them going at their best. The means for training setters are being rapidif perfected, and nothing should be allowed to binder a process that wii! do much to speed up the output of munitions.
I BARMOUTH I COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. I MONTHLY MEETING. The ordinary monthly meeting of the above Governors was held on Monday afternoon. Present :—Alderman T. Martin Wiiiiams, J.P. (chairman), Mrs Gwynoro Da vies, Mrs 0. W. Morris, Miss Richards, Pensarn Ha!! Messrs R. Jones Morris, J.P., Tal- sarnau (vice chairman), Edward Williams, Rhys Jones, John DlXivies, Lewis Jones, John Roberts, C.C., and the Rev. W. M. Grimtb, M.A., with Messrs E. D. Jones, M.A. (headmaster) and R.Llewelyn Owen (clerk). The Clerk read correspondence from the Rev. R. Lloyd Roberts, M.A., R.D., and Councillor R. W. Jones regretting their inability to be present. I FINANCE COMMITTES. It was reported that Mr Edward Williams had been elected Chairman of the Finance Committee for the ensuing yea-r. The Clerk reported that there was a balance at the bank that day amounting to .817 Is. 6d., as compared with an overdraft of .gl96 14s. 9d. a-t this time !aat year. The Chairman sa-id they were RU very glad to hear that they were much better off financially that day than they were twelve months ago. I TEMPORARY TEAjCHBB. I The Headmaster reported that the committee appointed to nU the vacancy caused by the departure of Miss Holmes bad met several times They bad adver- tised and bad done everything in their rpower to find a substitute, and at last they bad been fortunate in securing the services of Mias Golding, Cardiff, a.ta' salary of .8110 per annum. He would Hbe to point out that science teachers were very scarce just now, especiaHy male teachers, ae they were !eaving for munition works. Mr John Davies proposed that the Gov'erno1'Sabou Id:pJ')fi.t'01,,tbä,ap'poi 0 t; ment made by the committee. Mr B. Jones Morris seconded, which was carried an&nimoatiy. The Chairman said that the Head- I master had taken great troob!e with re- gard to filling the vacant post. I THANKS. I The Chairman said that the Governors were greasy indebted to Mrs B. D. Jones, B.A. for the assistance she bad given to the School daring the past year, and he thought that the least thing the Qovernors couid do was to acknowledge her timely services and thank her forhqr valuable assistance. On the proposition of Mrs 0. W. Morris, seconded by the Rev. W. M. GritSbb, it was decided that the Clerk should convey to Mrs Jones their heartfelt thanks for her services to the school. I RESIGNATION. I A letter was read from Miss BIodwen G'iiSbb, 5, Epwortb Terrace, resigning her post as cookery mistresa at the end of the present term. On the proposition of Mr Edward Williams, seconded by Mr Rbys Jones, the resignation was accepted with regret. I The appointment of a successor was teft to a committee. I GRANTS. I The Cleric reported that a grant of J6257 would be received in due coarse ft cm the Board of Education. I PUPILS AND ENLISTMENT. I A communication was read from the Central Welsh Board suggesting that Governors should appeal before Advisory Committees and Tribunals in cases I where papiis were sitting for any 6nal t examination. I In reply to the Chairman, the Hed- master said there was one pupil at present in school \vbo would be called up, as be was 18 years of age last February, and be had already won an entrance scholarship at the Bangor University College, and would be sitting other examinations in July. ? It was unanimously decided that this matter should be left in the bands of the Chairman, Vice Chairman, and the Headmaster.. I EMPIRE DAY. The Headmaster reported tba.1 special attention bad been given at the school on Empire Day.
SCOUTS CORNER. Some Troops of Soy Scouts have their own Troop songs. I think that is a very pretty idea. Of course all our big schools have their own private songs ) and many of our regiments (I daresay, all) have songs and tunes of their own. I believe these are very useful in keep. ing a gopd esprit-de-eorpa in a Troap. I would like the Mawddacb Troop to get good rousing song, with their own words and their own tunes. At the present tfmo, Baf mouth is for- tunate enough to be the home of a man to whom composing music is as natural aa it is for the brook to run to the sea. I hardly need say that I refer to the Rev. P. H. Lewis. Now I am sure that Mr Lewis has noticed the improvement in the conduct of the Boy Scouts since they have enrolled, and on their behalf, I appeal to Mr Lewis to compose a little song with a swing for the Mawddacb Troop. It will do his hearti good to hear them sing it. ? Great excitement prevailed among the Troop last Fddiy. At 7.80 anim. portant despatch was put in the hands of Jack Loxton with instructions to de- liver it; at the bouMof the President, MrThos.W.Piggott.J.P., before 8.30. Thirty other Scouts were instructfd to way-lay him and take the despatch from him, the winner to ba rewarded with a chilling. A Cordon of Scouts was drawn from the top of the bills to the sea, so Jack thought it wa< rather bopelesa to get through, and tried what stratagem woold do. He cleverly disguised him- self by impersonftting a. girl, thus hoping to elude hie wocdd-bc captors. Fortun* ately for the Despatch bearer, Lieut. Kenneth Bull was riding a motor-bike at the time, and on this Jack new paat his pursuers en recognized, delivered his despatch, returned and waa rewarded. Sconta moat always be prepared for the unexpected. Who would have thought to see, Jack Loxton ny past on a motor bike, as a girl. Boys—Be Prepared. :t:* ? ?' ? ?? Many good turns by Scouts have been recorded lately-always ready and will. ing to give a helping band. A little girl lost sixpence and was sobbing her heart out when a Boy Scout came by. After searching for about a quarter of an hour, he found it, and returned it to the delighted little owner. He then went on his way delighted.
j Forthcoming Events JP'f6C insertions under this column to all those, who bring in their Printing on all, Forth-coming Events. JUNE. 16tn-County School Celebration of Shakespeare I 14tb.-Sale of Freehold Property at the Vict<0!i& Hole!, Lianbedr, by Messrs I Diggory and Chapman.
-u- I CORRESPONDENCE. 'I rVe do not hold ourselves responsible /'ot thp opinions of our co?,tespondents. I THE BARMOUTH COUNCIL. I To the Editor. 'I Sir,— An effort of "Another Old Member" to justify the Urban Council in their effort to prevent its officials joining the Army is my excuse in asking for a small space in your paper to make a few remarks. It will be granted on all hands that it is necessary to make every sacrifice possible in order to win this terrible war. There is nothing unreasonable in asking the Council to release those of military age from its services, especially as there are plenty of capable men (who are over military ago) to carry on the duties connected with the business of the town. I might remind Another Old Member" that for a very long period the business of the town %as carried on without a certificated man, and surely in a crisis such as we live in we might revert to the old system for a time without prejudice to the iatereat of the town. Unlike "Another Old Member," my dimculty is to understand why the Council do cot make every effort to end this war and thus release the hundreds of thousands who have now to stick close to their work of making war munitions. Then we might reasonably expect a. prosperous time for Barmoutb by the presence of these workers spend- ing their earnings bore. By following their present attitude they are actually helping the enemy, and if the enemy will bo victorious, what pr!co the future and prosperity of Barmoutb ? The general population of the town (myself included) have done nobly in giving theirsons to the good cause. Let all the members of the Council consider well whether they also are doing their duty in this respect. It is only by aelf- sacrifbo that we can hope to attain the object we have in view, viz,—the rushing of the enemy, and thus obtain future proaperity. —STILD ANOTHER OLD MEMBER. I
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I BARMOUTH. I Advisory Committee.—The County I Advisory Committee met at Barmouth yesterday (Wednesday). Inspection.—Yesterday (Wednesday) Sir Owen M. Edwards, chief inspector of Schools for Wales, visited the Coun- cil Schools. Bwoling Tournament.—The following is the result of the Bowling Tourna- ment:— Third Bound. F. Watker 15 D. T. Roberts 2 D. 0. Hugbes 15 R. W. Jones 13 Gwi!ym Davies 15 L. Cburohiey 8 J.R.Humpbreys 15 Robt. Griffith 11 Semi-Fina!. F. Waikar 21 J.R.Humphreya 16 D. 0. Hngbes 21 Gwilym Davies 19 FiaaJL F. Walker 21 D. 0. Hngbes. j
YACHT PATROL. I T?/fEN with Sea Experience are .l?JL Wanted for the YACHT PATROL BRANCH of the ROYAL NAVY, in the following capacities:— WAGES. SEAMEN AND 80/. per week, and FIREMEN. 10/- food allow- anco when not victualled. ASSISTANT COOES 25/. per week, and AND ASSISTANT 10/. food a!low- 8TEWARDS ance when cot ? victualled. Promotion to Cook or Steward, at 16 tola! wage of 43/- perweek.asvacan- ciee oecar. ENGINEERS. Enterpd as Srd Engineers, with minimum wage of .62 8s. per week. and 10/. food allowance when not victualled. Promotion to higher grades aa v&c&n- Ctes occur. Rngin- eers ho!ding ls& class B.O.T. oerti ficittes are eligible for promotion to Engineer. Sub. Lieutenant, as va- cancies- oocar. CARPENTERS. 35/- per week, &nd 10/- food aiiow' ance when not victualled. For fn!I particulars apply to the FLAG CAPTAIN, Portsmouth. j?mt??????????M?B? ? I I AamMT- W. JONES, ? r.. Street, BARMOUTH ..< j