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THE ELECTION CAMPAIGN. LABOUR CANDIDATE'S MEETINGS. The campaign in support of the official Labour candidate, Dr. J. H. Williams, was opened at the Ivontes Hall, Ammanford, on Monday last. There was a crowded attend- ance, over which Mr. Sam Watters, check- weigher, presided. The Chairman, in his opening remarks, said he was proud to stand on the Labour platform in support of a candidate pledged to support the Labour programme—a pro- gramme that would realise those principles enunciated 1,900 years ago and so sadly neg- lected to-day. The Labour Party, he said, were the only party the workers could entrust with the great task of Re-construction. A resolution of confidence in the candi- date and of support to the Labour programme was moved by Mr. D. J. Edwards (secretary Shop Assistants' Union), and seconded by Mr. D. Rufus Evans. Both made very effec- tive speeches on the policy of the Labour Party. Miss Jennie Vaughan, an supporting the resolution, spoke of the need for new and better houses—houses that are fit for men and women and children to live in. She men- tioned how, at Hoxton, in the East of London, in 80 houses there were 800 children between 5 and 15 years of age. Such condi- tions had to be swept away, and the Labour Party, as the only party that had supported the women before they had the vote, should now be supported by the vote of the women in their task of Social Re-construction. Mr. James Griffiths dealt with what he described as the betrayal by the Liberal Coalitionists of those principles of Free Trade and Welsh Disestablishment which they had hitherto championed. He also dealt with the Labour Party' s method of paying for the war by a levy on capita!, which would ensure that those who had made fortunes out of the war should pay for the war. Mr. T. Dafen Williatns, m an effective speech, strongly criticised the action of the Liberal Coalitionist, Mr. Towyn Jones, sn refusing to vote for a 30s. a week minimum wage for the farm labourer. The workers' only hope, he concluded, was in the Labour Party. Mr. Jack Thomas, B.A., gave a splendid address in support of the resolution, and dwelt with the need for the abolition of Con- scription, the removal of the Press Censorship and Dora, and the regaining of our civil liberties. He said that the Labour Party was the only party that stood for a clean peace- a peace based on International Co-operation, and made secure by a League of Peoples. Such a peace could not be secured by Imperial Preference and Secret Treaties, but only by a strong, free and united Democracy. Mrs. J. Thomas made a moving appeal to the mothers to support the Labour Party, the only real Women' s Party. She spoke of the, proposals for the endowment of motherhood, which the Labour- Party supports. She also dealt with the need for better education, and closed with an appaal to the women to sup- port the only party that would stop the profiteer from getting rich on the food of their children. The resolution was put to the meeting and d I carrie d unanimous l y. SARON. A public meeting in support of the Labour candidate, Dr. J. H. Williams, was held at the Baptist Vestry, Saron, on Tuesday last. Councillor John Bevan presided, and speeches in support of the candidate and outlining the proposals of the Labour Party were made by Miss Jennie Vaughan, Mr. D. Rufus Evans, and Mr. James Griffiths. A resolution of confidence and support was unanimously carried. _.c.. BRYNAMMAN. The first meeting in support of Di. J. H. Williams, the Labour candidate for the Llanelly Division, was held at Gibea Chapel o.i Monday evening, when an enthusiastic crowd assembled. Mr. G. Williams occu- pied the chair. The speakers included Miss Jenny Vaughan, who dealt in a most pointed manner with the need of social reforms and the urgent need of removing the slums of cur towns. She advocated doing away with ift, Military Service Acts, and declared herself as an 'Internationalist. Mr. Jack Thomas, Aberdare, gave a most rousing speech, dealing with the aims of the Coalition Government, and exposed the mis- givings of those in authority. His remarks were hailed with great applause. Mrs. J. Thomas also spoke regarding reforms needed in respect of bringing up chil- dren of a sound mind in a sound body.
Mrs. D. IV CA0N. ira WUI ADDRESS A MEETING of COALITIONISTS 1L6 In support of the Candidature of Mr. J. TOWYN JONES AT THE PALACE THEATRE, Ammanford, m a 9% &1& a= =bl z wo 0 TO-MORROW (Friday), December 6th, 1918, at 3 p.m. prompt. WOMEN VOTERS are particularly requested to attend. LADY E0WARD will preside.
Llandiio Rural District I Council. The monthly meeting of the above Council was held on Saturday last, Mr. Gomer I Harries, J.P., Vice-chairman, presiding. ROADS COMMITTEE. I The report of the Roads Committee was submitted by Mr. John Bevan, which shewed that the Clerk had been authorised to write to the manager of the Llandebie Lime Firms Co. informing him that, unless the Council is better supplied with road metalling, the matter wi!' be taken to a higher authority. Mr. Bevan also remarked that the Council's in- structions regarding the splashing and pruning o! hedges had not been observed in the Llan- sawel district, from where complaints were continually received. He thought the farmers should complete the work without delay. SANITARY COMMITTEE. I Mr. W. Williams read the report of the above Committee, and it was stated that the Sanitary Inspector (Mr. E. Jones) had re- ported that the Brechfa Bridge required atten- tion. It was recommended that the Surveyors of the two District Councils concerned should meet. Mr. Williams said that no reply had I been received from Mr. Drummond with reference to the communication of the Clerk respecting allotments at Quarter-bach. The Chairman said that it was of great importance that they should do something at Quarter-bach immediately, as the place there was overcrowded. Something should be done to devise ways and means so that the people might be able to build cottages there. Mr. W. Williams said it was necessary that the scheme should be proceeded with, such as fixing sites, clearing the land, and preparing the plans. Such preliminaries should be proceeded with without delay. It was suggested that the Sanitary Committee should meet that day month to deal with the matter. Mr. D. Glyn Jenkins said that they would be practically helpless if they intended pro- ceeding under the old system which had been in vogue for years. He thought it would be better to leave the matter alone ulltil they saw what the system of the new Government would bring into operation. ALLOTMENTS AT BRYNAMMAN. I The Clerk, in dealing with the allotments question at Brynamman, said that the Council were confronted with two courses of action. They could either obtain an enclosure award to take in the wide piece of land along the road, and manage it themselves; and the other way was to proceed with the acquiring of the place in the ordinary way. He could not be certain which would be the better course. The award would cost more, but still, under it, the Council would get better power. They would have to pay for the land, of course. Mr. D. Glyn Jenkins: To whom? The Clerk: You cannot take it from some- body else without payment. Mr. W. Williams: It. seems funny that we should have to pay for what other people are getting for nothing—even without the asking. Mr. L. N. Powell said that it was common land, and the Lord of the Manor did not pay anything for it. Still, if they took forcible possession, they would land themselves in law suits which would prove very costly. The Clerk observed that no difficulty would arise with regard to the price of the land. Mr. Drummond was very reasonably disposed in the matter. Mr. D. Glyn Jenkins said that to compen- sate farmers for their rights in the land was quite a different thing to paying for the land itself. It was ultimately decided to seek the advice ot the Rural District Councils' Association as to which course was the better to take, and the Surveyor was instructed to prepare a large scale plan of the land to be acquired between Brynamman and Cwmllynfeli and the moun- tain road.
Our Poultry Column. I The question of utility poultry must of necessity mean anything which can be counted as producing something quickly which is marketable. So many people talk of utility and hardly know what they mean, and when they ask which is the best breed for utility they cannot explain what they mean to imply the word. Some look upon it as being only egg production, yet surely it can apply to all parts which can easily be turned into profit. Well then, the quickest way of picking up money is to produce table birds, for when properly fed the birds can be sold at 16 weeks, thus being less than five months from the shell, and you cannot raise many pullets to lay in this time. Let us take it then that either table or egg producers will be entitled to the term utility. Now surely, the best under this heading must be a fowl which will answer both pur- poses that is, for eggs and good for table birds. There are several useful fowls which would con": under this heading, some of which my reaaers may know well. One could easily reckon the Rhode Island Red as being of this class, for the pullets are good layers, and give a nice coloured egg, while all the cockerels can be sold off early or left to make good big roasting joints. The only drawback to them is their yellow leg and skin, which does not sell so easily from the bench, but this prejudice is being over- come, and the cooks are finding that when cooked the colour of the skin is of no con- sideration. Another breed of the heavy type which would make a good utility bird is the Light Sussex, and some would prefer this to the Red. The white skin and lag is a good point if it only means a more ready sale, while the flesh is of first-class quality, and plenty of it when properly fed. The best shape for utility of either of these would be the nearest to the ideal bird for exhibition, because both need a long back and deep chest, which in all points is needed for typical birds, whether for show or common use. To these add a wide back, and you have the essential points which make an ideal bird. Many of the best strains of exhibition stock prove the best for eggs, while they must certainly be good for table, owing to th? length and breadth of breast. In either of these the breeder could follow show points and yet combine utility, because the two go hand in hand. There are some high- class strains of Light Sussex about which have made egg records to equal any of the Leg- horn family if the winter six months are ?orii fam ly 'I'heii there is the Wyandotte, which would meet the need of an all-round man. It is best to have on any farm one sitting breed!. for should, an incubator and foster-mother be used, it is not always necessary to keep these going when one hen would be enough. In the Wyandotte you can find the best mother of the lot, and when hatching they are so patient and careful that it is seldom that either an egg or chicken gets crushed. As a rule they will protect their' chicks from ant vermin, and soon, notice the' approach of trouble. Though not big, they can cover a good nest of eggs, and if good will hatch the lot out. Here again the skin is yellow, and though on the small side they can easily be got up to 5 lbs. in weight, and then find a ready sale. Some of the pullets have even beaten the laying records of the Leghorn, and being more docile and quiet, are more suited to the need of the small farmer or cottager who has rather limited space. One great variety is the White Leghorn, and is kept for egg production only, the sur- plus stock not being much use for table and at no age can they be said to be worth a roast. All the spare cockerels are best cleared off when about eight weeks old, be- cause they only take up room, and the extra food consumed is not repaid in the little extra value which one can make. When keeping these for eggs only, have the smallest type in both Wyandottes and Leghorns, for they will lay double the number of eggs than those of the exhibition type and size, and eat a lot less food.
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