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BRYNAMMAN. I To celebrate the cessation of hostilities, and as a token of the good feeling that has existed between the management of the Glynbeudy Tin Works and their employees, the com- pany made a gift of 15s. to every workman over 18 years of age, every female worker 30s., and all under 18, 7s. 6d., last Tuesday. Three soldiers and a sailor were the guests of a reception meeting at Siloam on Tuesday evening, when Mr. Wm. Hopkin presided. Solos, recitations, and penillion were contri- buted. The usual cheques were handed over to the lads in khaki and blue. The heroes were Sailors D. J. Hopkins, David George Booth, and Henry J. Williams, and Priv. William Gregory. An interesting complimentary event was held at Gibea Chapel Vestry on Tuesday evening, when Nurse Mona Jones, on leave from France, and Nurse Lottie Griffiths, on a visit home from Manchester Hospital, were the guests, and a lso Priv. Alfa Williams, Llandilo Road. Ex-Pnv. R. J. Davies pre- sided, and ex-Priv. Gwilym M. Jones, the one-armed pianist, accompanied. The usual gifts were handed over by the Rev. W. D. Thomas. Solos were rendered by Reggie Llewelyn, Dorris Jones, Lorris Davies, Flight- Lieuf. Glyndwr Jones, Garfield Roberts, and Lilian Evans. Bessie Jones recited. On the previous evening, Nurse Griffiths was pre- sented by Bethel Church Pantyffynnon, with a Bible and silver casket for her fidelity in connection with the Sunday School thereat. The members of the Brynamman Branch oi the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers have decided to intermingle their business conferences with social gatherings, to promote good feeling and to bring the public into touch and sympathy with their call." One of a series of these concerts was held last Wednesday evening at the Farmers' Arms Hotel, when Mr. W. J. Thomas ptesided. There was a capital at- tendance, and a most enjoyable programme was provided. After an address by the Chairman, Mr. Sam Williams, A.V.C.M., A.R.A.M., gave a pianoforte selection, and also accompanied the vocalists. Songs were effectively rendered by Mr. James Palmer, Mr. A. R. Williams, the popular vocalists, of the Gem Confectionery, who simply brought down the house. The Chairman also won general plaudits for his vocal effort. Mr. Ted Moses pleased all with a solo. Mr. Emrys Daniels and friends, of the Brynamman Band, gave an instrumental quartette, and the crowd cheered their splendid performance. Mr. Willie Llewelyn gave a cornet soio, and as usual, won praise. Mr. Tom EdwarQ delighted the audience with a song. Dr. Corkey, M.D., recited a poem of his own composition, entitled A Bunch of Roses (meaning the British Isles), which the Ger- mans had failed to wither with their devas- tating ifre. Mr. Quick, of Cardiff, addressed a meeting of the Glynbeudy employees, on Saturday evening last, at Siloam Chapel Vestry. He attended on behalf of the St. John's Hos- pitals, and appealed for financial aid for the institutions. The speaker remarked that many were under the impression that hospital work had ceased when the armistice was signed, but he could assure them that was far from being the case. Prisoners were flowing back, needing urgent attention, and care, and there was a large number of wounded men who would remain under medical supervision for some time. The hospitals were as full as ever, and would probably be fully occupied for another two years or so. Certain col- lieries in South Wales had decided to contri- bute 3d. per week for sixteen weeks, and he was quite confident that the tin-working sec- tion would not be backward in doing their share to assist these deserving institutions. The St. John Hospitals had won a reputation for the splendid treatment patients were given thereat. Several questions (per invita- tion) were put to Mr. Quick, who promptly and lucidly answered each. It was ultimately decided to subscribe according to the rate and for a similar period. Mr. Arthur Williams presided. Several other matiers were brought before the meeting for consideration. Infor- mation as to the present position of the Works Charity Fund was sought, this fund being the source of support to the Belgian refugees; Local Administration Fund, and the Recog- nition Sums and Comforts expenses of the sol- diers and sailors formerly employed at the works concerned. The matter was left in abeyance until the end of the year, when the secretary, Mr. E. J. Morgan, mill superinten- dent, would present a statement of accounts. The case of George Overhand, who was run over by a railway engine whilst proceeding to work at Glynbeudy some years ago, was brought forward. The accident has deprived Overhand of both legs, and he is now at a charitable institution. A letter from him had been received stating that he was in very narrow straits indeed, and appealed ardently and pitifully to his former co-workmen for urgent assistance. It was resolved that the committee which had been elected to arrange a means of support for the unfortunate young man should re-unite and investigate the matter. They had been on the point of moving to- wards the end dealt with now when the war broke out, and had to give up the project owing to the dispersion of young men and the probable stagnation of industry in conse- quence. Other important matters were also dealt with. Mr. H. J. Williams, tinhouse superintendent, announced that he had been given to understand that about jE.30 odd was at present the amount in the Works Fund. Another general meeting will be held at an early date, when matters of equal importance will be considered.




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