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POLITICS NR WMim Br WOMAN votbr. Tin most xaomentoue election fit tho I tory of this Otfuntry » ovw. The women of England have cast their first Parliamentary vote, aad woe Bow have to wait with what patience we oan mueter to know the result; but I will say at oaoe that I am decidedly more satisfied with the general outlook than I was three weeks ago, or even one week. From the Prime Minister's point of view the tide undoubtedly turned at the last moment. Why this tide of popularity should ever have ebbed is unaccountable, but the Prime Minister has himself to blame. For some unknown reason he persisted in avoiding the main issues—whether Germany should pay and whether enemy aliens should be expelled from this country. These were treated as side issues, and it was not until is speech at Bristol, three days before poll- ing day, that he really made anything ap- proaching a satisfactory announcement. His speech on this occasion left much to be de- sired, but, from the women's point of view, was a vast improvement on his unsatisfac- tory oration at the women's meeting at the Queen's Hall, London. Of course, we women, being less apathetic and far more exacting in the patriotic sense than the men, it comes as a shock to the politicians to find that for the first time they have to be decided and definite in their pronouncements, and they may yet have to learn that the women will force them really to do the things they have promised, which will be another quite new expejience for, any way, the lawyer section of our politicians. But even then I fail to understand why Mr. Lloyd George should delay to the last mo- went making a definite statement on his policy regarding the treatment of Germany, when it was generally agreed that without it there was a very grave danger of the Coalition being, if not defeated, very badly shaken. The only question that remains to be answered now is whether he originally in- tended to do the right thing, or whether it was foroe of circurofitnuces and the weight of public opinion that compelled him to. The late hour to which he left it certainly gives one the impression that the latter was the case. One of the most interesting features is the fact that the Prime Minister's final an- nouncement is pra-etically i-cleiitical with the .TiewH expressed in the articles several weeks ago. Of corrse, I do nrt presume that he reads them, but it is certainly very satis- factory to find that the opinions forcasted here are now the policy of ihe Prime Minis- ter. I do not claim credit for originating these ideas, as I must admit I copied most of them from the policy of the National Party, and I have heard it t-nid in many consti- tuencies that it was in resporse to the urgent appeals from Coalition candidates who were faced by National Party opponents, that the Prime Minister and his followers were forced at the eleventh hour to adopt their pro- gramme in an effort to avoid defeat. Any of my women readers who were pre- sent at the Prime Minister's Women's Meet- ing at the Queen's Hall, London, will agree that he had no easy time. Perhaps that de- cided him to adopt the policy that the women demanded. This is very probably the case, and, if so, we can claim to have thoroughly justified our right to vote. Nothing now remains but to await the result, and if the women of England have done their duty the Coalition will have won in every seat where the National Party have not nominated a candidate. Perhaps it would be as well if I made clear one point that, to judge from correspon- dence, has been misunderstood. I suggested that public-houses be so reformed that they could be used by both men and women with- out shame. By this I mean that they should be e,-tirely recorganised, not merely camou- Jaged, but run on such l ines that tea, coffee, or wine could be had with light meals in the same manner as at the cafes and tea- rooms run by Messrs. Lyons throughout the provinces, only perhaps more comfortable, and that tbeyvs ould provide for the work- ing and middle classes what the West-End clubs and cafee provide for the more well- to-do.
There was great rejoicing at Gellywen last week, when Priv. Tom Bowen, Neuadd Farm, returned from Germany, where he had been a prisoner for a year. Before joining the Colours he was a bank clerk at Newcastle Emlyn, which he entered from the Old Col- lege School, Carmarthen, where he was pre- pared for the entrance examination. Pre- viously he secured two College of Preceptors certificates from the same institution. We are expecting some more ex-pupils of the Old College School home in the near future.
FOOTBALL TOPICS. I AMMANFORD v. AMMAN UNITED. This match wa s' played on the grouad of the United on Saturday last, before a record gate, and resulted in a win for Ammanford by one goal two tries to a dropped goal. The game was on' of the best I have seen played between the teams, and was entirely free from any of t k oce ugly incidents which often occur when xeighbouring clubs are in opposition. The game was pleasant to watch, and shews that t h ese teams are capable of giving a splendid exhibition when they choose. The first half was especially good, both sides playing clean football. The United forwt -Is, true to their repu- tation, played a fine izame. They were always on the ball and took,-t good deal of stopping. and had they been opposed by a weaker full- back than Leyshon their efforts might have achieved success. Their backs, too, tackled finely, especially in the first moiety of the game. The pick of a good pack were Mog Wil- liams, Rees Owen, and S. Jeremiah, whilst of the backs W. Rees, Lucas, and Mayberry Wi-lhams were the most prominent. The Ammanford forwards played a splen- did game, and gave their back* plenty of opportunities, but they were not quite up to the United forwards in the opem until the latter stages ot the grne, when they did finely. GII Edwards, Barrett, E. J. Thomas, and Will Evans were prominent, but the pack as a whole played well. Ike Fowler and Ivor Jones, as usual, played splendidly, and gave the backs numerous opportunities to score. George Rees sent thrills through the spec- tators with his strong running, and his efforts deserved better success. He played a great game, although closely watched. Abbot Griffiths also played fine football on the wing, while Jack Williams kicked and tackled in his usual style. His burst in the first half was .a fine effort. Wheelhouse did not do badly, but shoufd show a little more determination when going for the line. A feature of the game was the fine display of Jack Leyshon at full-back. He gave a faultless exhibition, his fielding, lucking, and stopping of the United's rushes being greatly admired. His goal kick from the touch line was a remarkably fine accomplishment. SPECTATOR. Ammanford play Amman United on the Cross Inn Field on Saturday next. The home- sters will be represented by the following:— Full-back. Jack Leyshon; three-quarter backs, J. Williams, Wheelhouse, George Rees, and Abbot Griffiths; half-bach, Ike Fowler and Ivor Jones; forwards, F. Davies, C Edwards, Barratt, R. Jones. Fowler, Wat Jones, E. J. Thomas, and ack Whitehall. The kick-off will take place at 3.30 sharp.
I 1 CARMARTHENSHIRE BEE-KEEPERS' ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the above was held in the Shire Hall, Carmarthen, on Saturday, the 7th inst. Mr. Hugh Stephens, Ferryside, occupied the chair. Letters of apology for inability to attend were read from several members. Mr. J. W. Lewis, secretary of the County Horticultural Sub-Committee, explained the proposal of the Food Production Department o.i account of the rationing of candy or bee food to bee-keepers, which comes into force on December 31 st next. The following three members were elected to represent the Carmarthenshire B.K.A. on the Bee Committee of the county, viz. :-Mr. Ernest Gaunt, Assistant Education Secretary, County Offices; Mr. A. Preston, A.M.I.E.E., Ammanford and Mr. H. Samways, F.R.H.S., Maesybont, Llandebie. It was unanimously resolved to ask the Hon. Lady Dynevor to be kind enough to become president of the Carmarthen- shire B.K.A. Several vice-presidents were also elected. The number of members is over 100. It was resolved that the Executive Com- mittee should consist of the local secretary and two representatives from each branch in the county, of which several are already formed, together with the present officers, who are to remain in office until the annual meeting in February next. A code of rules was drawn up, and left to the Executive Committee to revise and bring up for final adoption at the annual meeting. Mr. J. C. Shaw, Ammanford, was elected auditor; whilst Mr. A. Preston, hon. secre- tary, and Mr. Samways, chief expert-lecturer and demonstrator, were elected to represent the Carmarthenshire B.K.A. on the Council of the British B.K.A. Intelligence has since been received that Lady Dynevor has kindly consented to be- come president of the Carmarthenshire Bee- keepers' Association.
I Ammanford Linen Guild. The excellent work per crraed by the ladies of Ammanford on behalf of the Swan- sea Hospital Linen Guild deserves prominence. During this year the splendid sum of 172 4?. 4d. has been collected, in addition to numerous garments. Such a performance clearly illustrates the energetic and faithful manner in which the ladies have worked, and it is worthy of being mentioned that this year they were able. to forward a sum of i.20 more than last year. We are glad that Ammanford is honoured by such noble women, whose services have been blessed with such encouraging results. Each vice- president had a district allotted to her, and all of them discharged their duties in a most praiseworthy manner. The following is a list of the ladies who rendered their services:- Organising vice-president, Mrs. H. Herbert, Brynmarlais; vice-presidents, Mrs. Price, Bryncynon, Villiers Road; Mrs. (Dr.) Inman, College Street; Mrs. Arthur Roberts, Florence Road; Mrs. W. Herbert, Pont- amman; Mrs. Wm. Pritchard, College Street; Mrs. Arthur Lewis: Miss Rees, Wernddu Road Miss Lewis, Florence Road; Mrs. G. Vaughan Davies, Pare Wern; Mrs. Wm. Phillips, Florence Road; Mrs. John Hughes, Wind Street; Miss Williams, Gwynfryn; Miss Edwards, Wind Street: Miss Jones, Violet Villa, Bettws; Miss R. Jenkins, Miss Harries, and Miss Richards.
I- Our Poultry Column. I PLYMOUTH ROCKS. Oen of the largest and most striking birds in the whole poultry kingdom is the Rock. No matter which colour, the size and shape appeals to everyone, and the veriest novice knows whee he sees a barred Plymouth Rock. This fowl is the most general of the lot, and the grey co louring looks very fine when out of a fresh grass run. No one should keep the Rock for intensive work, because it will not stand confinement like some of the others, but its place is on the farm with an extensive range, or in spacious runs, which is almost like freedom. It has been, and can, be kept on small spaces; but that does not alter the fact that it does best with plenty of room. Among the whole range there is nothing more handsome, and when bred true to colour they look smart and useful when on a fresh field. The Barred or Grey is the more general, and can be seen on most farms, either few or many, and it is a breed which will answer well on almost any soil. Heavy loam for light clay will do better than sand, and the leg .colour is brighter and more lasting from the heavy soil. There should be a fair amount of grass, so that the early dew will wash the legs, and this will keep away all ocaly leg and leave the legs bright and fresh. Wheet being kept just for utility, there is no reason why the colour should not be kept rood: but select for breeding .«wlr nsat head, clear face, and not too high on leg. The ideal show bird stands rather tall, which with a good length of back shews it off to perfection. Some birds have a 'en- dency to stand with their legs close together, but this is wrong, and they should be set well apart, firm and without any sign of weakness. Those who are on heavy soil can keep the Rock with advantage, for it is very hardy, and will stand almost any conditions. The bird wants a long back and deep breast, and these can be had with a short leg; so do not select the tallest for breeding. As the body assumes big weight, it is necessary to see that the legs and bone are firm, otherwise yoj may produce chickens which will be weak on leg; and it should be remembered that all long legged birds of any breed have a tendency to weakness. In the treatment they can be managed like any other fowl, but being a big frame, they naturally consume a good deal of food; but this will be repaid if you are wanting to fatten some. The Rock is not the ideal fowl if you want to kill early; but when left till six or seven months old and liberally fed, they look like a young turkey and make a fine joint for home use. All Rocks have a yellow leg and skin, and this is a drawback for ordinary market, but when a private trade has been cultivated, and customers know the quality of the Rock, they will not think anything about the colour of the leg or skin. -f:t..)tigh not a great summer layer, they produce a goodly supply of eggs all winter, and the colour is about the richest of any. It is usually a Rock's eggs which win the brown classes, because they are the largest; and though occasionally a pullet will lay a sriall. egg at the start, she will improve with time, and produce her best eggs in the second season. There are various colours, but as already stated, the Grey or Barred is the most general. But in addition there are the Buffs, Whites, Blacks, Blues, and Golden. The Buff has often done well in the laying competitions, and has kept pace with some of the more popular breeds. In colour. it should be a rick buff, sound and even all through, with a buff tail and wings. They come more often thai not with a lighter golden neck and saddle, and sometimes shew white in the wing. The White is easily understood, though not so easy to get pure, because of the yellow skin; hence the natural pigment in the feather is to come cream. Blacks should bi a rich lbeetle green in colour, which, with the yellow leg, looks well; but the Blues have drooped down a bit lately. The Golden is a bird barred like the Grey, but of a rich buP: or golden colouring. At present the males come best, the female being too pale and washy in colour.
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London College ofí Music. The following are the results of the piano- forte examinations held under the London College of Music at Ammanford on the 13th inst. Primary Section.—First Class: Queenie IT 1 Shepherd, Eunice May Clarke, and Benjamin J. Morgan. Pass: Phyllis James. Elementary Section.—Honours: Gwyneth Parry, Gertie Sheriff, Blodwen Jones, and W. G. B. King. First Class: John T. Rees, Phyllis Jones, Glyn Henry Lewis, Maggie Jones, and Annie M. Phillips. Pass: Vera George, A. Claudia Davies, Hannah May Phillips, Bronwey Grey, Minnie E. Young, Lizzie M. Morris, and Tom Thomas. Intermediate Section.—First Class: Rachel Evans, Margaret Wright, and Lily A. Lloyd. Pass: Trevor Williams, Monica Smith, David S. Rees, William D. Jones, Gwilym Lewis, and Tegwen Pugh. Advanced Intermediate.— First Class Tegwen Lewis. Senior Section.—First Class: Eveline Mor- gan. Pass: David John Michael, John Thomas, Blodwen Thomas, Margaret A. t Jones, Thomas A. Oliver, and Sidney Owen.
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Discharged Sailors' and Soldiers' Federation. BRYNAMMAN BRANCH MEETING. At the Farmers' Arms Committee Room, last Monday evening, a meeting of the Bryn- amman Branch of the National Federation of Demobilised and Discharged Sailors and Soldiers was held, under the presidency of D'. W. Corkey, M.D. In response to an invitation, several honorary members were pre- sent. The aims and objects of the Federation were read by the secretary, Mr. R. J. Davies, for the consideration of the honorary mem- bers, and they were deemed as deserving and worthy of the best efforts of all concerned to attain. The matter of formulating means to augment the funds was discussed, and it was decided to hold a benefit concert in February. Mr. T. Morris Walters (Butts), who had previously been elected secretary of the honorary members, was appointed to act in a similar capacity conjointly with the general hon. secretary, Mr. R. J. Davies, in,connec- tion with the event. Mr. W. J. Thomas, Albania, was elected to join the two secre taries to oonstitute a sub-committee. Mr. Harold Rees, Albion House, was appointed hon. treasurer. 1 1 he following gentlemen have already joined the Society as hon. members:—Dr. W. Corkay, M.D. Dr. Owen, M.D., Dany- coed; Dr. Jones, Argoed; Messrs. H. J. Williams, superintendent, Glynbeudy; E. J. Mergan, superintendent, Glynbeudy; John Morris, Glyn Road; Tom Morgan, conductor Orchestral Society; W. J. Thomas, Albania; Councillor Willie Davies; Messrs. W. Walters, C.M.; W. Thomas, Cannon Street; A. R. Williams, Gem Confectionery; John Rees, Abernant. A meeting for the purpose of enrolling new members will be held next Friday at the usual place at 7 o' clock. Other important business will be transacted. It was decided to hold the next periodical convivial meeting on Christmas Eve, Dr. Corkey to preside. Ald. W. J. Williams is the president of the branch.
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LLANDILO AND THE HOUSING SCHEME. Mr. Chappell, Local Government Board Inspector, conferred with the Llandilo Rural District Council on Wednesday with regard to the housing needs of the area, when it was 6tated that 112 houses were required. The Inspector defined the conditions under which the Local Government Board were prepared to make an advance to meet the expenditure, and a discussion took place over the acquisi- tion of common land on the Black Mountain for building purposes and allotments. The Inspector advised the Council to communicate with the Local Government Board and ascer- tain the terms upon which .they could obtain such land. Ultimately, a committee was ap- pointed to prepare a scheme, in conjunction with the Building Inspector and Clerk, to be laid before the Local Government Board.
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