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AMMANFORD. During the recent spell of frost, skating was much in evidence on the Maesquarre Lake. Ike Fowler, the well-known Ammanford footballer, played for Llanelly against the Maoris on Saturday last. There is every likelihood of a branch of the" Comrades of the Great War being formed locally, and it is proposed to run a benefit match under its auspices at an early date. Fortune-telling has become quite an epidemic among the younger folks, and it is nothing out of the ordinary to see a queue of considerable length in waiting for the Destinist of Fate." At a recent examination held at Llanelly under the Carmarthenshire Education Com- mittee, ithe (following were successful in obtaining ifremen's certificates:—Messrs. W. Williams, Heol Las; D. Mosto, Walter Road; and Geo. Davies, New Road. Ammanford is faced with another threatened strike. For some time past the employees '11 the tailoring business have created an agitation relative to an increase in wages, and this week the cloud has burst," and the men have decided to adopt a down tools policy unless their demands ale acceded to by the master tailors. During the recent frost it was found neces- l h oo l The s-lruc- sary to close the County School. The struc- ture, which is of corrugated iron, is very susceptible to the change of weather, and on this occasion the heating apparatus got out of order. The building is only a temporary structure. Very little interest is shewn in the forth- coming County Council elections. Up to the present no names have been mentioned of prospective candidates. However, in connec- tion with the Rural District and Urban Dis- trict Council elections, stiff fights are antici- pated, and at least eleven names are men- tioned as possibles." In our report of the Annual Brewster Sessions, it would appear that the Chairman's remarks applied to .the Cross Inn Hotel billiard room. The complaint referred to was in connection with the renewal of a billiardl licence outside Ammanford, and not the Cross Inn Hotel. We regret any annoyance that may have been caused. News reached Bettws on Tuesday evening of the serious indisposition of Nurse Hannah Walters, of Pentwyn Road, and now of Shrewsbury. Nurse Walters has since the commencement of hostilities rendered much valuable service at a number of military hos- pitals, and was held in very high esteem by both the staff and patients. We wish her a speedy recovery. The funeral of the late Mr. Dd. Morgan, 33, Margaret Street, took place at the Llan- debie Parish Churchyard on Thursday last. The gathering was. a large and representative one. The officiating minister was the Rev. D. W. Thomas, M.A., vicar of Llandebie. The deceased gentleman was one of the last of a very old and respected Llandebie family, and who had for years carried on extensive farming at Llangwydfan. The Ammanford and District Choral Society is busily practising for a very excel- lent concert which they propose holding at an early date. The conductor is Mr. Gwilym R. Jones. We understand that the artistes engaged for the occasion will include Miss Mair Jones, Carmarthen (winner at Neath National Eisteddfod) Mr. W. T. Rees (tenor), Ammanford; and Mr. W. Dyfnant Davies, Penygroes. The proceeds are being devoted to the Our Boys Fund and the Y.M.C.A. An Ammanford prisoner of war—Priv. Trevor Edwin Williams, 33, Margaret Street —was handed a pamphlet on his Tepratiation. On reading it, one cannot credit the Germans with being the brutes pictured by our returned heroes. The scrap of paper handed our men is merely" bluff and a cover for their atrocities. Priv. Williams re- mained in their hands for ten months, and has seme thrilling experiences to relate. He is OJiIe of i-hree brothers, one of whom-Sergt. W. B. Williams, .RW.F.-has paid the supreme sacrifice. Another brother, Gunner David T. Williams, was discharged in August of last year. This indeed is a credit- able-record. Under the presidency of Major D. A. Hughes, M.B., D.P.H., a repeat perform- an-ce of the Japanese operetta, Princess Chrysanthemum," was given at the Palace Theatre last night by the Church United Band of Hope. The attendance exceeded expecta- tions, and a goodly sum was realised. The conductor was the Rev. D. Spenser Jones, B.A., and the accompanist Mrs. W. Edwards, A.L.C.M. An addition was made to the programme on this occasion, the Fairies rendering a chorus, the words of which had been specially written by Mr. W. Comery (senr.), Paignton, South Devon. The acting throughout maintained its previous standard. The proceeds will be devoted to St, John' s Mission Church. A very pretty weddi i-was solemnised at Llandebie Parish Church on Saturday last, the contracting parties being Miss Mary Jones, Penllwynhelyg, Llandebie, and Mr. Tommy Peregrine, son of Mr. William Peregrine, 32, New Road, Ammanford. The bride, who was attired in a navy blue costume and a silk biscuit hat, was given away by her father. The bridesmaid was Miss Agnes Jones (sister of bride), whilst the duties of best man were carried out by Mr. Idris Peregrine (brother of bridegroom). The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. D. W. Thomas, M.A., vicar of Llandebie. After the ceremony a reception was held at the residence of the bride, and later in the day at the bridegroom s home, when a goodly number of relatives and friends, including the Rev. D. Tegfan Davies, attended. the honeymoon was spent at Swansea. Numerous presents were received from well-wishers. The half-yearly meeting of members of the Ammanford Co-operative Society, Ltd., was held in the Y.M.C.A. Hall on Saturday last, I and the proceedings throughout were lively and interesting. Mr. Daniel Thomas, the president, occupied the chair, and the room was comfortably full. The report and balance sheet was discussed at length, and finally adopted. It was agreed to make a donation of £ I Is. to the Lan Nationalisation Society. A recommendation" to take up shares to the value of 120 in the proposed West Wales Labour weekly paper was defeated by four votes. Mr. Daniel Thomas was re-elected president of the Society by a large majority; and Messrs. S. Waters and Frank Davies (Central), Mr. J. Rees (Glan- amman), Mr. Theo. Harris (Llandebie), Mr. Gwilym Jones (Tycroes), and Mr. D. Rufus Evans (Bettws) elected members of theecom- mittee. The meeting authorised the com- mittee to take immediate steps to establish a branch at Blaenau, in response to a request from a meeting held there recently. Other members pleaded for consideration of the claims of Garnant and Saron, but these were deferred for the present. A very hearty vote of thanks was passed to the committee and staff for their services, to which Mr. T. H. Allen in a very neat speech replied, after which the meeting terminated.










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