PALACE, Ammanford. Thursday & Friday, Feb. 20 & 21, at 7-30. r"A)LA?t&, tio Saturday Feb. 22 6-30 & 9 submits the Magnificent PANTOMIME: submits the Magnificent JK" 1 ..IJ I I PRINCIPAL BOY-Robinson Crusoe, a regular Knut, Who defies DEFOE—Miss YYON'K'SI LAMOR. Supported by a Star Cast of 30 Artistes, ii 0rj"traStal,s ￼ Including the FAMOUS I- PRICES: 2/- 1/8 1/2 9d Sapphire Quartette. 11 T&X 4d.-2/ Tax 4d.-l/6. Tax 3d.-1/
THE LLANDEBIE DEBATE. To the Editor, Amman Valley Chronicle. S r,-Allow me the hospitality of your columns to correct a few statements inserted in your last issue. I took an ordinary day' s routine as my text to prove the inconsistencies of Labour Party speakers. Their theme Is generally to attack Capitalists. In the ordi- nary course of my day's work I come in direct contact with four distinct Capitalists—the owner of the colliery I work for; the owner of the paper I read (the Daily Mail ") the maker of the soap I wash with; and lastly, the manufacturer of the cocoa I drink (that is, Rowntree). According to your Labour orator, it is right to condemn all the Capitalists. Then I will analyse them for you, Mr. Editor. Capitalist No. 4, a millionaire cocoa mag- nate, was Labour candidate m the recent election. Capitalist No. 3 is a soap manufacturer who made a fortune by employing men 8 and 10 hours a day. Now he is teaching other people the righteousness of working 6 hours per day. As a Trade Unionist, I think that we have men inside the Trade Union move- ment, such as the officials of the M.F.G.B., who are quite capable enough to deal with this matter without consulting soapy million- aires. Capitalist No. 2 is a great friend of what is best in the Labour Party, and I cannot blame the Trade Union section of that party for welcoming such powerful aid. Surely, if the Labour Party profess to be ton-capitalists and the champions of the working classes against Capitalism, I main- tain that it is very inconsistent of their I.L.P. speakers to quote history aid the Ascent of Man for sent,mental purposes, with Socialism as the only remedy. Kindly allow me to correct a few figures jr. your report. In 1910, and not 1901, according to the Labour Pariy returns, the Socialist section subscribed 1280, whl le the Trade Unions subscribed £ 47,500, and -not 1-147,000 as reported. It was the I.L.P. pohcy to divide the United Kingdom into 45,000,000 pieces, providing old age pen- sions at 50, and ameliorate the working classes. That was 27 years ago. The amelioration and old age pensions have arrived, but not through Socialism of the I.L.P. type, but through Trade Union repre- sentation and influence in the House of Commons. The Labour speaker, on the night of the debate, attacked me furiously for daring to quote Karl Marx, whose theories, I stated, had benefited Russian Bolshevists so well that they (the Russian Bolshevist Government) voted i-100,000 to erect a tomb to the memory of Karl Max in Highgate Cemetery, London. Perhaps a quotation from Karl Marx will shed light on the present Socialistic propaganda which is evident in the present industrial chaos. Karl Marx said: We shall have deserved well of it (Socialism) if we stir up hatred and contempt against all existing institutions. We m-ke war against all prevailing ideas of the State, of the country, of patriotism. *The idea of God is the keystone of a perverted civilisation. It must be destroyed. The true root of Liberty, Equality and Culture is Atheism." Next week, if you will allow me space, I will give your readers what has been described as piffle. "—Yours, &c., J S. SHAW. I I j» 6, Thomas Terrace, LIandebie. i 1, ——————————-———-————————-————-—
AMMANFORD. I The local football team should have played Gowerton on Saturday last, but were stopped on receipt of a wire from the latter on Saturday morning. Under the auspices of the local Trades and Labour Council, an address was delivered at the Y.M.C.A., on Thursday last, by Mr. D. G. Morgan, who is himself afflicted, on the training of the blind. Mr. D. J. Edwards was the chairman. A repeat performance of The Magic Key was given at the Palace Theatre last night by the Bettws Children's Choir (con- ductor, Mr. Arthur Moses). The Rev. W. Richard, Bryn-ffin, presided over a large gathering, and a most successful entertainment was submitted. The death occurred on Monday last of Mr. David Morgan, 33, Margaret Street. The deceased, 'who was 77 years of age, was a well-known agricultural, and prior to his retirement six years ago resided at Llangwid- tan Farm, Llandebie. The funeral took place to-day, the place of interment being Llandebie Parish Churchyard. A memoriail service was held at the Eben- Baptist Chapel on Sunday evening last to the late Rev. T. F. Williams, who for some 40 years was the respected pastor. Touching tributes were paid by the Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., to the good work done by the deceased gentleman. During the service the Dead March was effectively played by Mr. J. Harries-Thomas, A.R.C.M. A reception concert was held at Bethel, Pantyffynnon, on Tuesday evening, when seven local warriors who have recently been demobilised were presented with appropriate gift1- They were Messrs. Waltr Jones, ? jdns Morgan, Edwin Jenkins, Trevor Jen- kms. Charles W altrs, Morgan Jones, and Davies. A lengthy programme was gone through, and a ??t enjoyable evening was through and a inost en oya b le even lag was On Monday evening last, a presentation of a dressmg.case was made to Miss Laura Hitchings, Margaret Street, at the English Congregational Church, on the occasion of Her leaving the district to take up an appoint- ment at Llanelly. The Rev. D. E. Harris presided. Miss Hitchings has acted as deputy organist to the church for some years. Mrs. S. Waters and Mr. R. W. Davies spoke on behalf of the Band of Hope and Sunday School respectively. During the pro- ceedings, mention was made of the loyalty of M iss Hitchings to the cause, and of her being an accomplished musician. The gathering was a large one. Mr. W. M. Davies was the accompanist. At the Gwynfryn Congregationalt Vestry, presentation was made to Bandsman Willie Davies, R.W.F., of Margaret Street, who was recently demobilised after three years' service in Egypt. The Rev. D. Bryniog; Thomas (pastor) presided, and handed over the usual gift. A capital programme was, arranged for the occasion. Solos were ren- dered by Messrs. T. Griffiths, Rees J. Williams (Wind Street), Rees Morgan, Bririley Williams (High Street), Nat Grif- fiths (Talbot Road) Miss Eluned Lewis (High Street), and Miss Lizzie Williams (Margaret StreetL recitations. During the evening, selections were given by a local band conducted by Mr. Ben Lloyd. Mr. Evan Jones, Tegfan House, and Councillor John Davies, Commerce House, delivered short addresses. Miss Annie Lawley was the accompanist. Under the presidency of Mr. W. N. Evans, High Street, a reception was held at Ebenezer Vestry last night. The guests of the evening were night. The .4 of the evening were Messrs. Emrys Jones, Talbot Road; Evan Thomas Evans, Bettws Road; Rees W. Griffiths, Ponitamman Road and J. Edwards, College Street. All are returned soldiers, and with much service to their credit on the various battlefronts. Addresses were delivered by Messrs. David William, Bettws; John Williams, Talbot Road; Wm. Williams, Glanamman House; and the Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D. (pastor). Messrs. Willie Leyshon, T.C.L., and Trevor Jenkins, A.L.C.M., were the accompanists. The secretarial duties were admirabiy carried out by Mr. Brynmor Davies. An excellent programme had been arranged, to which the following contributed :-Misses Edith Hughes and A. Drinkwater, Messrs. Iorwerth Phillips, Joseph Phillips, Tommy Jones (Pantyffynnon), Dan Thomas (Llan- debie), Brinley Williams, Tom Williams, Wm. Davies (Tirydail), Brinley Davies (Tirydail), Tom Bevan (Saron), and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Evans. Selections by the String Band were also given under the con- ductorship of Mr. Tom Evans. At the close the usual votes of thanks were passed. We deeply regret to announce the death, in her 39th year, of Mrs. Lizzie Rees, Whit- church, a cousin of Mr. Evan Lewis, jeweller, Quay Street. The deceased leaves behind a daughter to mourn her loss. Her husband predeceased her about seven years ago. The body was brought to Ammanford for interment on Monday, the place of burial being Ebenezer Chapel graveyard. The last rites were performed by the Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., Rev. G. Penrith Thomas, Fern- dale, Rev. T. Roberts, Penvbank, Rev. D. Williams, Cwmifor, and Rev. Williams, Fochriw. The two last-name'd were brothers- in-law to the deceased lady. The mourners included the deceased's two sisters; Mr. Fred Lewis (brother) Mr. Treharne, Messrs. John, Ivor, and Daniel Lewis, Pontyberem (cousins) Mr. William Rees, Penybank (father-in-law); Mr. Howells, Whitchurch; Messrs. J. Jones and Walter Jones, Llanelly; Mr. W. Jones, Neath; Mr. and Mrs. Evan Lewis, Quay Street, Ammanford; Mr. and Mrs. J. Williams, Penybank; Mr. and Mrs. David Thomas, Ammanford; Messrs. Jones, Lewis, and Richards, Whitchurch; Mr. Jones, Newton, Mumbles; Mr. J. Harries- Thomas, Ammanford Miss Morris, Llandilo Mrs. Rees, Swansea; Mrs. Reynolds, Kid- welly and Mrs. Owen, Pontyberem. Anniversary services were held at the English Congregational Church on Sunday last. During the morning session, the pastor, tb^ Rev. D. E. Harris, delivered a very powerful address to the members of the Sun- day School. In the afternoon, the miscel- laneous programme was a feature," and over which the pastor presided. Recitations were given by Misses Evelyn Thorne, Rosie Thomas, Olwen Prout, Maude Morris, Edith Hughes, Annie Morgan, Gwennie Broad, Phyllis Waters, and Masters Thomas J. Gunter, Arthur G. Davies, Syd Phillips, and Tom Brunt; so-los 8y Misses Gladys Jenkins, Kitty Davies, Elsie Morgan, and Masters Ronald James and Ehvyn Waters. Choruses were rendered by the Children's Choir, under were ren d ere d by of C?hr. Sa"Uel waters. the conductorship of Mr. Sadtnel Waters. During the evening service, recitations were given by Misses Alice Morgans, Mary Gunter, Elsie Morgan, Annie Hughes, Gladys Jenkins, Annie Scrutton, Olive Waters, Annie Voyle, Edith Hughes, Muriel Grove, Cissie Brunt, and Masters Bertie Scruitton, Oswald Knight, Elwyn Waters; and solos were rendered by Misses Annie Phillips, Maggie Jones, Enid Evans, Alice Phillips, and Blodwen Thomas. Credit is due to the Sunday School superintendent, Mr. Samuel Waters, who has done much to further the teaching of the young at the church, and his devotion to the interests of the Sunday School in general. The death has taken place at 15, Pont- amman Road, of Mr. David Evans. The deceased, who was 43 years of age, leaves a widow and two children to mourn their loss. For some 15 years he had been in failing health, and succumbed io pneumonia. He was regarded as one of the finest craftsmen in the district, and was engaged in the erec- tion of the Pembrey Munition Works and Rhayader Waterworks. The funeral, which took place on Monday, was very largely attended, the mortal lemaims being laid to rest at Ebenezer Baptist burial-ground. The officiating ministers- were the Revs. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., and D. Tegfan Davies. The mourners included the widow and children; Mrs. Anne Evans (mother) Mr. Tom Evans, checkweigher, Bettws, Mr. John Evans, Lianelly, and Mr. Joshua Evans. Ammanford (brothers) Rev. M. T. Rees,! Minke (cousin) Messrs. David and Henry Jones (brothers-in-law) Mr. and Mrs. Ivor, Jones, Half Moon, Garnant (brother-in-law and sister-in-law) Mr. and Mrs. Salisbury, Margaret Street, Ammanford (brother-in-law and sister-in-law) Mrs. Anne Davies (sis-! t*r) Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, Penybank Road, Ammanford; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, Cae-gurwen Arms, Gwaun- cae-gurwen; Messrs. Johnny and Willie Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Evan Williams, High Street, Ammanford. Several friends from Clydach also attended.
BREOHFA. Pentref prydferth yw yr uchod, ac at- dyniadol lawn, yn enwedig yn nhymor hyfryd yr haf. Y mae' n gorwedd ar Ian yr Afon Cothi, yr hon sydd yn Hawn o bysgod o bob math, a boneddigion o bob rhan o'r deyrnas yn dyfod yma i'w da,l a'u rhwydo, ac yn cael perffaith fwynhad wrth wledda ar y pasgedeidiau llawnion; ac oddiamgylch i'r fangre dawel y mae golygfeydd hynod bryd- ferth a dymunol. Y mae y tir yn gynydfawr, ac yn cael eu wrteithio yn dda gan fechgyn cryfion y bryniau. Yma cynt, tua'r flwyddyn 1500, y bu un o'r beirdd goreu yn preswylio. Cyrhaeddodd i safle uchel ac enwogrwydd mawr. Adnabyddid ef wrth yr enw Ieuan Brechfa," a chyhoeddodd lyfrau darllenadwy iawn. Ac er y cyfrifir y lie hwn yn hynod o ran lechyd a hirhoedledd y trigolion, yr hanes gawn am res o' n hen gyfeillion yw eu bod wedi myned draw yn lluoedd o fy mlaen. Degau o wynebau siriol a ffrindiau annwyl a weJsom yma, yn eisieu y maent heddyw, nes y gofynnwn, Ein tadau, pa le y maent hwy? ac yn mysg y 11 u, yr wythnos ddi- weddaf, symudwyd un o'r cymeriadau goreu, sef David Jones, Pantycefn, wedi cyrraedd yr oedran aeddfed o 87 mlwydd oed. Am i'r Cristion pur, y cymydog caredig, a'r Israeliad gwir i aros cyhyd yn ein mysg, y mae hiraeth mawr ar ei ol, a lie Dafydd i'w deimlo yn wag heddyw. Daeth yr ho 11 wlad allan i dalu y gymwynas olaf i'w weddillion marwol, pa Tai a ddaearwyd ym mynwent Eglwys Brechfa, ar ]an yr Afon Pib. Gwein- yddwyd gan y parchus Reithor, y Parch. D. Jones. Yna gadawsom ein cyfaill yn ei argel wely hyd y boreu pan y deffry teulu'r dyffryn. Yn gala.ru ar ei ol y-inae meibion a merched, o'r nifer y mae rhai yn preswylio heb fod ymhell o Swyddfa'r Cronicl. Nodded y Nef arnynt oil, a heddwch i lwch ein cyfaill hoff. Ein brawd a ddiangodd o fyd y trallodion, Drwy afon marwolaeth fe groesodd yn Lion; Ei Brynwr bendigaid a'i gwyliodd yn ffyddlon, A i law fe'i cynhaliodd yn nyfnder y don. Yn ymyl ei briod fe'i rhoddwyd i orffwys, Cysegrir y beddrod a dagrau y plant; Dwys hiraeth am dano a deimla yr Eglwys, Ond ef a breswylia yng nghartref y sant. JOHN F. JAMES. I Llwyncelyn, Llandeilo.
BRYNAMMAN. I The Stioam (B.) congregation have decided to go in for a pipe organ, and a tour of collecting towards the project has already commenced, with good results. It is esti- mated that the instrument and chamber will involve a cost of about £ 1,000. An impressive memorial service was held at Gibea Chapel on Saturday evening to the 36 heroes who fell in the Great War. The service was held under the auspices of the local Soldiers' and Sailors' Society and churches. The meeting was well attended. Llew Tegid occupied the pulpit of Gibea Chapel on Sunday evening, and delivered a discourse on the Sunday School: Its Claims and Aims." Mr. Herbert Williams, organist, London, who recently returned from captivity in Germany, presided at the organ. The inhabitants of Brynamman and district can look forward to having a capital musical treat next Saturday evening at Gibea Chapel., when a concert will be held in aid of the Brynamman Bit-Badge League. A quintette of artistes of the first rank has been engaged for the occasion. The cause demands the best support of the public, involving as it does the future welfare of our brave lads who stood the fiery storms on our behalf in the great world war. Mr. D. D. Jones, A.C., Treorchy, formerly of Rhosamman, is as busy as ever facilitating public causes in the Rhondda Valley. Besides being chairman of the Abergorchy Federation Lodge, he has been chosen to head the affairs of the Checkweighers' Com mittee, General Works Committee, General Workmen's Meeting, Compensation Commit-1 tee, and Disputes Committee; also the Aber- gorchy Silver Band, which has been very successful of late. Interesting are the figures respecting the excellent work of the Treorchy Soldiers and Sailors' Watch Committee, of which he was a prominent unit. This body has been the means of securing for depen- dents of soldiers and sailors of the district over £1,000 during 1918, and since October, 191i the grand total of £ 2,850 15s. 9d. Under ordinary pressure about £200 would have been obtained. The Society disbanded at the end of last year. Now that the war has ended and circum- stances are once more receding to their former state, the Public Hall and LiLi.y Trustees and Committee are once again con- sidering the matter of rebuilding the instil tions, which were destroyed by fire on December 15th, 1915. The new building will probably cost about S-4,000 to £ 5,000 and will be one of the most serviceable and imposing structures in the Valley. T vrork of supervising the architectural operations is in the able hands of M". P.i:iheri. Swansea, The public representau.-s are negotiating with the landowners respecting the extension of the old site. It is anticipated that an agreement 1 rI at by the end of February, v, r.. pi "c witi be called to- gether to choose works representatives to aiio- menit the committee. There is no gainsaying the fact that the general public look forward with pleasure to the time when the institution will be completed and opened. Promoters of charitable events have had cause over and over again to mourn over the destruction of the most useful, convenient and economical buildings to hold various benefit functions. It is often discussed in the village as to whether the institutions could not be re-constructed to serve as a memorial to the fallen- heroes of the place. In almost every village in the district: it has been decided to erect smulaj buildings to serve such a noble purpose. There is a good sum of money in hand already for the; rebuilding of the Hall and Library, and being that the various employees of the different works have decided to subscribe a penny per, week, the work of clearing the balance will only be a matter of time.
GORSLAS. A reception concert was held at the Church Hall on Tuesday evening .in honour of Privs. Ben Williams, W. Dudley, J. Davies, and T. Evans, four of our brave heroes. The chair was occupied by Mr. Evan Davies, Glasfryn, and the duties of accompanist were efficienrtlycarried out by Mr. D. W. Hughes, T.C.L. The following artistes contributed to an excellent programme:—Miss Mary Rees, Messrs. T. A. James, George Howells, Dd. Roberts, and A. Davies. Privs. J. Davies and T. Evans were unable to be present. Misses M. Rees and M. Roberts presented Privs. Ben Williams and W. Dudley with the usual gifts, the recipients suitably respond- ing. A similar concert will be held next Tuesday evening in honour of Privs. Ed. Thomas, Hugh James, J. Williams, and J. Davies.
LLANDILO. The weekly dancing classes now held in connection with the Victory Ball which comes off on Thursday, the 20th inst., will be continued weekly for some time after. The death occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning of Miss Dorothy Mac- Arthur, one of three sisters who for many years have successfully conducted a ladies' school in Abbey Terrace. The many friends of the Rev. William Davies, The Walk, and pastor of the Taber- nacle and Capel Newydd Chapels, will learn with rerget of the indisposition of the rev. gentleman, he being confined to his bed. All wish him a speedy recovery. Dr. Walter T. James, M.D., of Sheffield, is on a visit at Llandilo, and is the guest of Mr. A. E. Harries, J.P. The Oide Vicarage. Dr. James has seen a good deal of active ser- vice. He served throughout the South African War and also during the present war, being with the Forces in Mesopotamia. Messrs. D. W. Morgans and Co., auc- tioneers and valuers, Llandilo, offered for sale that beautiful semi-detached villa, situate and being No. 1, Abbey Terrace,, Llandilo, in the occupation of Mrs. Rachel Jenkins (the owner. The property was sold to the Rev. E. L. D. Glanlay, Pentre Parr, Llandilo, for £ 1,050. Mr. J. R. Williams, solicitor, Llandilo, acted on behalf of the vendor. At a special sitting of the Llandilo magis- trates on Wednesday, before Mr. William Hopkins and Mr. A. E. Harries, three col- liers who had been locked up overnight, viz., David William Harries, Bryn Road, Cwm- llynfell; Noah Rees, Brynherbert, Cwmllyn- fell; and Walter Evans, of Gwilym Road, Cwmllynfell, were charged by P.C. W. J. Thomas with being drunk and disordery on the previous evening. The charges were dis- missed on payment of costs. Over 200 Llandilo boys who have served with the Forces overseas have already been presented by the Soldiers' and Sailors' Wel- come Committee with suitable mementoes, of which Mr. Wyndham Richards, Capital and Counties Bank, is secretary, and Mr. Tom Davies, B.A., County School, Llandilo, is the treasurer. The following will be pre- sented on Friday evening, viz.:—Privs. Evan Evans (Bank Buildings), Ridgeway, D. J. Thomas, G. E. Geary, and Mostyn Grif- fiths. The latter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, The Garage, Bridge Street, Llan- dilo. Mr. A. E. Harries, J.P., Chairman of the Llandilo Urban District Council, presented the following, on behalf of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Welcome Committee, on their return home from the Army, viz. :-Lce.-Corpl. D. R. Lewis, Railway Terrace, who had served for over three years in Egypt; Priv. D. J. WaIters, Crescent Cottage, who had served for three years on the Western Front; Sergt. Tom Lewis, 1 I 4th Welsh (son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lewis, George Hill), who has seen over three years' service in Egypt; Corpl. C. Incard, who has seen over four years' service and was in the retreat of Mons, and who has gone through a good deal of fighting without a scratch. The presentations took the form of fountain pens, wristlet watches, or wallets, according to choice. The boys received a hearty reception. Mr. A. E. Harries, J.P., Chairman of the Llandilo Urban District Council, presided at the distribution of presents to the following soldiers who had just returned home from the war, viz. :-Pr.iv. Willie D. Williams, Ade- laide House, Ffairfach (cigarette case), who prior to the war was in the employ of Messrs. Isaac Thomas and Son, Corner House, Llan- dilo; Corpl. W. Sullivan, of Brook Cottage, an old South African campaigner, and who had been out sirce the outbreak of war (wallet). This soldier gave a very interest- ing history of the war. Corpl. T. J. Wil- liam. son of Mr. David Williams, Crescent Road, Llandilo (cigareite case ) Gunner Thomas, Redstone Villa, Rhosmaen (silver c hain). Among the tweaker-; were the follow- I mg:-Col.-Sergt. George W. JenkLs, Mr. W. Lewis Thomas (Ffairfach), and Coun- cillors John Stephens, D. Pri;chard Davies, and J. H. ecs. A yo-ing soldier hailing from Victoria, Australia (Priv. Henry Harries), visited Salem, Llandilo, last Wednesday to see the house where his father was born, and visit the neighbourhood where his father was brought up. After inspecting his father's old home (Troedrhiw), he called at the village school, and the headmaster, Mr. John Jones, shewed him the school register in which his father's name was entered as an attendtlnt at school, and which bore the date April 27th.. 1878. He also called upon Mr. David Rees, the village tailor, who was a schoolmate of his father's. His father emigrated to Aus- i tralia nearly forty years ago, and is a pros- perous farmer living in Melbourne. He has ten children. The father of Priv. Harries-^—! WiUiam Cornelu Harries-is a cousin of | Mr. A. E. Hames, J.P., Chairman of the! Llandilo Urban District Council, who acted as guide to the young soldier in the round of i inspection. After the service at the Methodist Chapel last Sunday evening, the treasurer, Mr. John Thomas, Wellfield (late manager of the Capital and Counties Bank), produced his: report for the year 1918, which he men-I tioned would be his last report, as he had resigned at the close of 1918 after having been a treasurer for 43 years, clearing the chapel debt and leaving a balance of £80 in hand: to the new treasurer, Mr. D. Ivor Williams, manager, Barclays Bank, Llandilo. Mr. John Thomas, who is in his 8]st year, looks well and vigorous, and all wish him many years to continue his good work in the religious world of Llandilo. Columns could be written of what Mr. Thomas has done and the esteem in which he is regarded at Llandilo, but publicity is not in his line, and if he chances to see these few lllines he will be more dis- pleased than otherwise. His generous heart and sterling Christian character sets a noble example for young men to follow. At a meeting of the Governors of the County School, presided over by Lieut.-Col W. N. Jones, Dyffryn, Amman ford tljg regu- lations re salaries of teachers in darv Schools, a sapproved by the County Educa- tion Authority at the meeting held on the 9th January last, were submitted and adopted, but the Governors strongly expressed th" opinion that the scale is quite inadequate, and wished the Education Committee to reconsider it at the earliest possible date. It was re- solved that Mr. John Evans and Miss Ross should be considered as acting under Tirade A, and that their salaries should proceed to a maxima of f300 and S280 respectively at an annual increase of £6, commencing from the autumn of 1918. The Headmaster re- ported the resignation by Mr. John Henry Rees of his post as assistant master, to ial- effect at the end of the present term. Mr. Reci has been a teacher in this school for nearly 20 years, and has proved himself a most faithful, efficient and successful teacher. It was resolved that the resignation be accepted, and that his able services as a teacher be placed on record, and that the Headmaster be authorised to advertise for a successor. The Chairman presented a large- size group portrait of the Governors and Staff, which is to be hung up in the school. The Governors expressed their wannest thanks to the donor, and resolved that it should occupy a prominent position in the Central Hall.
LLANDOVERY. The local County School boys were defeated by Llandilo on Saturday last at football. Another social and dance was held in the ancient borough on Thursday evening. The event was very largely attended. Mr. Charles Beard, Sugar Loaf, was the winner of the billiard tournament run at the Convalescent Home, Llandrindod Wells. A dancing class has been started in the borough. The duties of instructor are being carried on by Mr. W. N. Thomas, hair- dresser. At a meeting of the local branch of the Discharged and Demobilised Sailors' and Soldiers' Federation, Mr. Frederic Thomas was appointed a delegate to attend the con- ference held at Cardiff on Saturday last. The ordinary meeting of the Town Council was held on Monday last, Mr. Daniel Jones presiding. The Captain of the Fire Brigade, in replying to a question,' said that the Fire Brigade had not held any practices since the last meeting. A letter was read from the Clerk to the County Council, stating that that body was agreeable to the county Medical Officer of Health co-operating with the borough Medical Officer of Health in report- ing on the housing question. Lady Hills- Johnes wrote thanking the Council for their kind vote of sympathy. The Mayor moved that the necessary steps be taken with the view to connect the borough with Sennybridge by means of a railway. The motion was adjourned for a time, and that in the mean- time Brecon Town and District Councils be written to on the matter. A smalt committee was appointed to report on the question of drainage.
PENYGROES. I Another of the popular reception concerts was held at the Penygroes Vestry on Friday evening last, under the presidency of Mr. Rhys Rees. The returned warriors were Privs. John Evans, Ben J. Davies, J. Lennon, Joe Davies, and Petty Officer John Davies. An excellent programme ha-I been got to- gether, to which the jllowLg con "Suted:— Misses Lillian Hughes, Lena Lake, C. J. Evans, Messrs. T. Rees (Cwmgwili) and Ivor Evans (Cross Hands), and Masters Gomer Roberts, T. J. Evans, W. S. Thomas, Vincent Roberts, and R. D. Rees, together with tlie Per,, ^roes Prize Silver Band, under the conductors hip of Mr. David Williams. T r.e duties of accompanist were admirably carried out by Mr. D. W. Hughes. Miss Morgan, Maesgwyn, handed over tiie gifts. The singing of the National Anthem terminated an enjoyable evening s entertain- ment. Another excellent programme is ar- ranged for to-morrow (FrHay) evening, when it is expected that Pri' >. Haydn Jones, David J. Bowen, J. R. Roberts (Gate), D. Thomas, Ralph Williams, and George Warrener will be the recipients of the usual gifts from the Reception Committee. A LOCAL HERO. I Priv. Ben J. Davies, Brynglo, one of the recipients at last Friday' s reception concert, joined the Army in November, 1914. After eight months' training, he was drafted to the Dardanelles. Here he was wounded. In, May, 1916, he was invalided home. Re- joining his regiment, he was sent to India. During the voyage on the troopship Carno- vania he had the unpleasant experience of being on board when the vessel was torpedoed. Priv. Davies has also seen service in Meso- potamia,
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MANORDEILO. I Successes.—A few of the local artistes suc- ceeded in capturing some prizes at the Taliaris Eisteddfod. It is rumoured that it is their intention to hire a motor for the eis- teddfodic season, so as to be able to compete in all the competitive concerts. A most successful eisteddfod, under the auspices of the local Soldiers' Benefit Fund, was held on January 30th. Mr. J-. R. Evans, Bradford House, Llandilo, made a successful chairman, and during the evening sang a solo in his usual capital style. The officials were: Messrs. Gwyn Williams, Waunlas, and Lewis Lewis, Nantwallter, secretaries; Mr. Oakley Richards, Maerdy, treasurer; Rev. W. Alban Lloyd, chairman of committee; and Mr. D. Evans, Troedyrhiw, vice-chairman. The ad- judicators were:—Music, Councillor David Morgan, Llandilo; recitations, &c., Mr. M. H. Williams, Llansadwrn, who also acted as conductor; prize bags, Miss Jones, Wenallt, and Mr". Davies, Taliaris Lodge. The build- ing was uncomfortably full and the prpoceeds were substantial. Reception Concert.—A reception concert was held at the Council School last Saturday to honour five soldiers who had recently re- turned from the Front, viz.:—Privs. Johnny Davies, Kim. Jones, Evan Jones, Tom Evans and Jack Jones. Mr. J. Richards, J.P., Glanrhyd Isaf, made a capital chairman, while Misses Jones and Evans and Mr. I ——— Beynon, B.Sc., acted as accompanists. Our local artistes recited and sang solos, &c. The soldiers were prpesented with the usual notes, which were given by the local Soldiers' Wel- come Home Committee. The Rev. W. J. Williams, Mr. Jones, Tyle, and Mr. T. Jones, Manor Villa, spoke, while the re- cipients suitably responded. The singing- of the National Anthem brought a most suc- cessful meeting to an end.
Forthcoming Events. Feb. 13-15.-Public Hall, Gwaun cae- gurwen: Grand performance of the Welsh drama, Maesymeillion." Feb. 18-20.-English Congregational Church, Brynamman: Three performances of the Operetta, Playmates," by the Band of Hope Choir. Feb. 19.-Alpha Cinema, Brynamman: Per- formance of the Welsh drama, Y Cyfiawnder Uwch," by the Brython Dramatic Society (Brynamman). Feb. 20.-Carmel Chapel, Gwaun-cae- gurwen: Grand Organ Recital. Feb. 25 & 26.—Alpha Cinema, Brynamman: Grand Victory Concerts by the Brynamman Ladies' Choir. Feb. 25th.—Church Room, Ammanford: Grand Whist Drive and Dance. Feb. 26.—Palace Theatre, Ammanford: Grand Concert by Ammanford and District Choral Society. Feb. 27.—Ebenezer, Lower Brynamman: Grand Dramatic Recita.1 by Llaeth- ferch. Mar. 1.—Gwynfryn Chapel, Ammanford: Grand Competitive Concert. Mar. I.-C-ongregational Vestry, Penygroes; Grand Eisteddfod. Mar. I.-Gibea Chapel, Brynamman: Grand Competitive Concert. Mar. 15.-Church Hall, Gorslas: Grand Victory Bazaar, Fancy Fair, Drawing, and Sale of Work. Mar. 29.-Penygroes: Grand Eisteddfod. April 22.-Carmel Chapel, Gwaun-cae- gurwen: Grand Eisteddfod.
The Rainfall. The rainfall for the year 1918, as regis- tered at Wemoleu, the residence of Mr. Erne Hewlett, and which is 185 feet above sea level, was as follows:— Most in No. of Month. 24 Hours. Wet Days. January 7. JO 1.06 22 February 3.59 .95 19 March 2.46 .58 10 April 3.12 .62 15 May 2.89 .53 12 June 2.40 1.18 13 July 5.77 1.42 18 August 2.82 .80 16 September 9.06 97 28 October 6.20 1.48 27 November 4.20 1.04 11 December 10.27 1.26 30 59.88 279
.?? rL-\???!—LJi? ￼ To the INHABITANTS OF THE DISTRICT. Please NOTE THAT MARTIN L. EDWARDS (Member of the-National Association of Master Monumental Sculptors) Has OPENED A BUSINESS -1 AS MONUMENTAL SCULPTOR and STONECUTTER, Oppasits Temple Chapsi, High St, AMMANFORD. In the meantime (until a Residence is acquired), please call with Mr. Rees Jones, Cabinet Maker, for all information. ?