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AMMANFORD. The football match, Ammanford versus Loughor, was declared off on Saturday last. The Ammanford team journey to Pontar- dawe on Saturday next. A strong side has been selected, and a keen game is antici- pated. We deeply regret to announce the death, after a long and painful illness, and which was borne with fortitude, of Mr. David Thomas, Union Street. The deceased was advanced in years. Quarterly. meetings were held at the Chris- tian Temole on Sunday last. The evening service was confined to the rendering of ~,olos, recitations and dialogues. The Rev. D. Tegfan Davies presided. The Ammanford Chair Eisteddfod Com- mittee has now been disbanded, and a balance sheet will probably be issued in our next week's issue. The object was to provide grants for disabled soldiers from the district. The attention of Ammanford music-lovers is drawn to the grand concert to be held on April 2nd next. The artistes include that celebrated London baritone, Mr. Charles Tree. It is anticipated that the programme will be the finest ever put before the public at Ammanford. An important conference of all the Labour -organisations in the Amman Valley was nel j at the Y.M.C.A. Hall on Thursday even-ig last, under the presidency of Mr. S. Waters. Mr. Egerton P. Wake, national organiser of the Labour Party, addressed the conference on the organisation of the Labour Party. At the Christian Temple recently, under the auspices of the Literary and Debating Society, a very interesting address was delivered by Lieut. Emlyn O. Davies, son •of Mr. George Davies, Union Street, the subject being My Thirteen Months in German Prisons." The chair was occupied by the respected pastor, the Rev. D. Tegfan Davies. A strange accident happened at Bryny- meibion, Bettws, on Thursday last. A heifer owned by Mr. Eben Jones fell into a disused colliery shaft while grazing in a field, and, strange to say, was rescued. The shaft is fully 40 feet deep. Mr. John Davies, electrician, was let down by means -of a rope. and discovered to everyone s sur- prise that the animal was alive at the bottom. The heifer was hauled up, got on its feet, and walked home. At the weekly sitting of the Police Court on Monday, before Mr. John Lewis, Bryn- Rhug, and Councillor J. Evan Jones, nine parents, named respectively Laura Griffiths, Walter Taylor, Mary Jane Williams, David John Davies, Henry Smith, Henry Rees, D. .Price, D. Jones, Lewis Jones, and Evan Walters, were charged with neglecting to send their children to school. School Attend- ance Officer John Williams proved the cases. 'Fines were imposed in the majority of the offences, ranging from 2s. 6d. to 6s. 6d., and in the charges preferred against Laura Griffiths and Lewis Jones, these were ad- journed for a month. The wedding was solemnised at the Christian Temple, on Saturday last, of Mr. Thomas Morgan Jones, Bishop Road, to Miss j "Nlyfanwy Evans, daughter of Mr. Evan Evans, Pontaraman. The bridegroom has served for a considerable period in France, and has seen much severe fighting. The bride, who was charmingly attired, was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Miss Nellie. Evans (sister of bride) and Miss Millie Davies, Amman Stores. The duties of best man were performed by Mr. Tom .Davies, Pantycelyn House, Penybank Road. The Rev. D. Tegfan Davies was the officiat- ing minister. A reception was held at the residence of the bridegroom. A united fellowship meeting, under the auspices of the Free Church Council, was held at the Welsh Wesleyan Chapel, Tiry- dail, last Thursday evening. Mr. John Evan Jones, J.P., Chairman of the Urban District Council, presided over a very good attend- ance. The Rev. W. Richard, Brynffin, intro- duced the subject, The Church and the Return of Our Boys," in a well thought out address. The Revs. D. Tegfan Davies, J. | Griffiths, B.A., B.D., Messrs. Isaac Jones, Ll. Jones (Gwilym Myrddin). and Tudor Lloyd Morgan and D. J. Williams, two demobilised men, carried on a most instruc- tive discussion. The Revs. D. Bryniog T homas an d D. E. Harris took the devo- tional exercises. Mr. Tom Williams con- ducted the praise, and Miss Pugh presided at the piano. A whist drive and dance was held at the Drill Hall on Tuesday evening, under the auspices of the Church Sailors' and Soldiers' Reception Committee. The interior of the building had been tastefully decorated for the occasion by Mrs. T. M. Evans, Mrs. D. E. Thomas, Mrs. Comery, and Mrs. Preston, assisted by Messrs. Garfield Jones, Alcwyn Jones, Joe Carruthers, and others. The M.C.'s were Dr. Price, The Laurels, and Mr. T. M. Evans, M.A. Light refresh- ments were provided during the interval, the ladies in charge of the buffet being Mrs. Cooke Jones, Mrs. Mortimer, Mrs. George Daives, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Morgan, and others. The floor was in excellent condition, and dancing was kept up until a late hour. The secretarial duties were admirably carried out by Mr. D. Ernest Thomas. National, Provincial Bank. The winners in the whist competition were:-Ladies: 1st, Miss Jenny Shaw; Booby, Miss S. Evans. Gentlemen: lIst, Mr. Francis Williams; Booby, Mr. Vin- cent James. Under the auspices of the Bettws Orches- tral Society, a very successful social and dance was held on Thursday evening last at the Council Schools. Lovers of the dancing art journeyed thither from all directions, and quite an enjoyable evening was spent. The programme consisted of games and dances. It was estimated that there were 300 present. The interior of the building had been beauti- fully decorated for the occasion, and the floor was in fine condition. The M.C. s were Messrs. James Marsh, Walter Road (dancing), and Edward Dunn, assisted by Mr. J. Joshua (games). The latter gentle- man, with his jocular sayings, created roars of laughter. Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Bettws Road, Mk. Roberts and Mrs. Evans were in charge of the buffet. During the interval, solos were rendered by Messrs. Sam Roberts, Edgar Fowler, and Jack Williams. Selec- tions rfwere also given by the Orchestra, under the conductorship of Mr." George I. Thomas, L.L.C.M. The whole of the arrangements were in the hands of Mr. D. E. Harries, Bettws, assisted by Mr. Gwilym J. Rees, the assistant master at the Bettw* Council School.
I BRYNAMMAN. Ex-Priv. Arthur Jones, Station Road, has been appointed conductor of the Brynamman Band. He was once bandmaster of the local Volunteer Band. The committee have decided to work up the Organisation to such a state of efficiency as to be able to regain its former reputation in the competitive arena. It is to be hoped that the duties of the band to supply the public with street music will not be overlooked under the circumstances. We have had more open-air performances since it was recently re-established than ever before. Its services in enhancing local func- tions have been beyond complaint lately, and its enlivening strains hailed with joy by the inhabitants. Of the many Brynamman patients now at the Swansea Hospital treated for different ailments, we are in receipt of news respect- ing the condition of three recently admitted. Mr. W. D. Howells, carpenter, who sus- tained painful injuries while repairing a local bakery roof falling therefrom and fracturing his arm in two places and his collar-bone, also injuring his left hip, reports himself to be coming on satisfactorily, considering the extent of his injuries. Master Ceredig Llewelyn, New Road, who has had his eye extracted as a result of injuries received on Armistice night, is gradually recovering; while Mrs. Llewelyn, wife of the respected pastor of Bethania, had recovered sufficiently to return home on Monday. We wish the above three and all the sufferers a thorough and speedy recovery. The services of the Pontardawe vocal quar- tette have been engaged by a local com- mittee for March 15th, when a concert will be held in aid of Mrs. Fahey and children, Chapel Street. Mr. Fahey, the husband, was gassed about two years ago while in action, and is now a patient at a Birmingham hos- pital. The case evidently appeals strongly to an, as the tickets, we understand, are selling fast. The superficial facts of the cir- cumstances alone demand our best support. The vocalists engaged to sing at the concert Hannah Williams, soprano (National winner); Miss L. H. Thomas, Swansea, contralto; Mr. David Daniel, Pont- ardawe, tenor; and Mr. David Davies, of the same place, basso. Master Ernest Jones, the Glanamman boy Cbpr-ano, also will appear. The above quartette made a bold bid for the laurels at Neabh National Eisteddfod. We understand that St. David's Day is to be celebrated this year in fine style at Bryn- amman. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Com- A. mittee has arranged a splendid concert at Gibea for that evening. In fact, the function is to eclipse all previous St. David's Day celebrations in the place-worthy of the traditions of the old Patron Saint of Wales. Miss Mair Jones, Carmart hen, the Neath National Eisteddfod soprano winner; Mr. Hairy Roberts, baritone, of the Welsh Miners' famous troupe; and Mr. John Roberts, the renowned elocutionist—another National winner, figure on the programme. The services of Mr. Roland Thomas, M.A., Director of the Llanwrtyd Welsh School, have been, secured: to deliver an address, hence a treat is anticipated. Congratulations are due to this Committee for its splendid enterprise, and we also desire to express our appreciation of the noble and splendid efforts of this band of faithful workers on behalf of our gallant boys. It has done excellent work during the trying times we have just emerged from, and we would urge all to rally round it as an encouragement to complete its task successfully. We regret to announce the unexpected demise of Miss Maggie Morris, Brown Hill Villa, who passed away on Saturday morn- ing after nine days of painful illness, originaly caused by influenza, which developed into pneumonia. Deceased, who was 46 years of age, was a head dressmaker, genial of dis- position, and generally respected. She was faithful and diligent member of Bethesda Baptist Church, Glanamman, and had been working with all her might towards making the cymanfa ganu—which was to come off I last Sunday at Bethesda-the greatest suc- cess possible. But Fate unfortunately ruled otherwise, and she passed away on the threshold of the event on which she had spent her energie The sad occurrence has cast a gloom over ttie village, and especially over the festival. During the day, pathetic references were made to her sad and sudden demise, and the loss the church would sus- tain. A favourite hymn of the deceased's was sung, and a vote of sympathy was passed with the family. There are left to mourn their loss two sisters—Miss Ann Morris, Garnant, and Mrs. Frank Parfitt, Cardiff; and four brothers—County Councillor T. E. Morris, J.P., Messrs. William, John, and Eli Morris, Garnant. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Bethesda Chapel burial ground. She was also a cousin of Mr. T. Alexander Morris, manager, Wellfield Worksl Llanelly; Mr. T. M. Walters (Butts), Bryn- amman; and Mr. W. J. Bowen, Morriston. The thought of St. David's Day brings to our mind a pamphlet received from Coun- cillor John Harries (Irlwyn), Bettws, per- taining to a movement recently launched to establish Welsh Societies in every town and village throughout East Carmarthenshire. The project is under the auspices of the Welsh Societies' Union. A meeting was held at Ebenezer, Llanelly, recently, with the above object in view. The Rev. T. Orchwy Bowen, Lianell Y, was elected chairman; Ald. W. N. Jones, Dyffryn, Amman ford treasurer; and Mr. John Harries (Irlwyn), secretary. An appeal is made to concentrate all efforts in formulating a Welsh Society at Brynamman and to celebrate Gwyl Dewi in true Welsh style. Invitations are extended to all in- terested in the movement to attend a general meeting at Ebenezer, Llanelly, on April 12th next, to commence at 2 o'clock. The meeting is open to receive any suggestion to facilitate matters. The resolutions of the promoters are to continue united and work diligently to
CWMAMMAN. We exten d our sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. I We extend our symp8Jthy to Mr..and Mrs.¡ Lewis Hopkins, Tanyceidrim, G!anamman, in the death of their only child, which sad event occurred on Sunday last. Great preparations are being made for celebrating St. David's Day on Saturday. At Bethania (C.M.) Chape], a concert is to be held, and the artistes will include several National winners. On Saturday evening last, a new lodge of the R.A.O.B. was opened at the Salutation Inn. The opening ceremony was performed by Bro. W. H. Morgan, K.O.M. During the evening, a lengthy programme was gone through. The annual singing festival was held at Bethesda Chapel on Sunday last. The coo- ductors were Messrs. Stephen. Rogerson and Ben Jones. During the afternoon session, a solo was rendered, by Miss Jeiuue Evans. A record attendance was noted,1 and the singing attained a high standard.
LLANDILO. I We regret to learn that Ald. the Rev. W. Davies, The WaJk, Llandilo, has been con- fined to his bed during the last month. The rev. gentleman attained his 76th birthday within the last few days. Lieut. D. R. Thomas, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Rees Thomas, Woodland Villa, Llandilo, is in hospital in France suffering from bronchial pneumonia. We hope the young officer will hitve a speedy recovery. The death took place on Tuesday morning last of Mrs. Bowen, wife of Mr. John Bowen; ganger, Rhosmaen, Llandilo, after an illness of some duration. We extend to Mr. Bowen and five children our sincere sym- pathy in their bereavement. A successful competitive concert was held under the auspices of Capel Newydd Band of Hope on Thursday last. Mr. John Jones, 12, Bridge Street, the senior1 deacon of the church, presided over a good attendance. The following acted as adjudicators:—Music, Captain D. C. Thomas," 4th Welsh; litera- ture, Rev. D. Corris Davies, St. Paul's (Wesleyan) whilst Mr. Hugh Davies, The Walk, carried out admirably the secretarial duties, and Mr. Stephen Rhagfyr acted as treasurer (pro tem.). The Misses Elwyn Morris, Overdale, and Elsie Williams, Adelaide House, Ffairfach, performed the duties of accompanists to the satisfaction of all. Miss May Griffiths, Garage, Bridge Street, the treasurer, was heartily welcomed on the occasion of her visit home from hos- pital, where she is a nurse. The following is a list of awards:— Welsh spelling (under 12 years): 1, Elwyn Griffiths, Gwili House; 2, Towyn Harries, Towy Press; 3, Lloyd Jones, Cefntywi. Solo (8 years to 12): 1, Elwyn Harries, Brisken Terrace; 2, Towyn Harries, Towy Press; 3, Inez Thomas, Car- mairthen Street. Recitation (under 8 years): 1, Mari Griffiths, 6, Rhosmaen Street; 2, Ellen Evans, Mount Pleasant; 3, divided between Olwen Evans, Mount Pleasant, a May Evans, 4, Church Street. Recitation (8 years to 12): 1, Elwyn Griffiths; 2, Towyn Harries. Solo (over 12): I, Elwyn Williams, Adelaide House, Ffairfach; 2, Bronwen Williams, Adelaide House, Ffair- fach. Welsh spelling (open): 1, Elwyn Griffiths; 2, Sarah Jones, Park Owen, Trapp. Unison choral competition: Prize awarded to the Towy Press Boys, conducted by Elwyn Griffiths. Solo (under 8 years): 1, Aldwyth Harries, Towy Press; 2. Maxi Griffiths; 3, 'Otton Evans. General knowledge questions: 1, Hugh Davies, The Walk; 2, Daniel Lewis, Carmel, Llansadwrn. Scriptural ques- tions (under 13): Divided between Towyn Harries and Elwyn Griffiths. Choral com- petition: Prize awarded to Bridge and Towy Choir, conducted by Miss Elsie Williams, Adelaide House, Ffairfach. The Rev. W. Davies, pastor and president, was absent owing to illness, which was regretted by all present, especially the Band of Hope mem- bers and officials. The usual votes of thanks terminated a most successful gathering. A grand Victory Ball was held at the Victoria Drill Hall, on Thursday evening last, in aid of the Llandilo Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund- The Hall was beautifully decorated, and the attendance was over 200. The great success in all respects was entirely due to the manner the following ladies had formed themselves into committees:—Refresh- ment Committee: Mrs. Gwyn Jones, Mrs. Saunders, Mrs. W. L. Roberts, Mrs. Homfray Davies, Mrs. David Morgan, Mrs. Lucas, Miss Jones (Waterloo Villa), Mrs. Hugh Williams, Mrs. D. M. Thomas and Mrs. W. Bell (Ffairfach), Mrs. J. H. Rees, Mrs. Griffiths (Abbey Terrace), Miss Etta Thomas, Miss K. Thomas," and Mr. D. Homfray Davies. Decorating Committee: Mrs. Hughes (Red House), Mrs. J. R. Williams, Mrs. T. A. Griffiths, Mrs. Gerald Davies, Miss M. J. Hughes (Red House), Miss Vida Jones, Miss Essie Phillips, Mr. W. O. Stephens, D.C., Mr. J. Richards (Three Nuns), Mr. Sturgess, Mr. James (Lloyds Bank), Mr. Rees Davies, Mr. J. C. Taylor, and Mr. S. P. Morris. M.C.'s: Captain W. L. Roberts, Captain J. R. Williams, Messrs. R. Downing Williams, William Bell, R. G. Davies (Moreb), W. D. Griffiths, D. Homfray Davies, and Capt. J. H. Hughes. Judges of fancy costumes: Mrs. Guy de G. Warren, Mrs. Lewis N. Powell, and Miss Ingleback. Awards:—Best fancy dress (ladies): 1, Mrs. Davies, Horeb (" Cleopatra ) 2, Mrs. Homfray Davies, Brynamlwg (" Directoir ") 3, Mrs. W. L. Roberts, Llanerch (" Daughter of the Regi- I ment "). Best fancy dress (gentlemen): 1, MI. J. ) R. Evans, Bradford House (" Chu Chin Chow") 2, Mr. Edmunds ("Coster") 3, Mr. Hennessey (" Executioner"). Best original costume (ladies): 1, Mrs. Osborne Lewis (" Carter's Seeds ) 2, Miss H. Catherine Williams (" Good Luck ) 3, Miss Griffiths, London House ("Allies"). Best original costume (gentlemen) 1, Mr. Colecombe (" Dutch Boy ") 2, Mr. Baker (" French Artist ") 3, Mr. W. O. Stephens (" French Artist") The prizes were kindly given by the following:—Mrs. Guy de G. Warren, Mrs. L. N. Powell, Mrs. Roderick, Brynamlwg, Miss Davies, Bav's Hill, Miss Jenkyn- Jones, and Mr. G. L. Davies, Brynywawr. The following ladies were the means of providing the refresh- ments:—Mrs. D. V\1. Thomas, Ffairfach; Mrs. W. Bell, Mrs. Lucas, Mrs. D. Morgan, Mrs. T. A. Griffiths, and others. The refreshments provided were ample and excellent in all respects. It is anticipated that a sum of fL50 will be netted. The secre- tarial duties were ably performed by Mr.- T. Wyndham Richard, of Lloyds Bank (Capital and Counties Branch), Llandilo.
I LLANDOVERY. Extensive preparations are being made for the grant Victory Ball to be held this ovenlng. Mr. Jack Jackson, Crown Mill, has re- turned to his home after four years' con- tinuous service with H.M. Forces. He served at Gallipoli and Palestine. The death has occurred of Mr. John Evans, The Copse, Castle Street. After a very successful business career, the deceased gentleman retired some years ago. He had also been a member of the Town Council. Mrs. Lizzie Rees, Velindre, has been ap- pointed! a member of the Llandovery War Pensions Committee, to represent the widows and dependents of the town. Her husband, the late Captain Cyril Rees, died at Alex- andria two years ago, after service on Gallipoli. A glowing tribute was paid by the Mayor to Miss Erminie Thomas, a young Llan- dovery elocutionist, at a reception concert held at the Institute recently. He among other things predicted for her a great future ill that direction. This young artiste is only nine years of age. At a meeting of the local branch of the Discharged Sailors' and Soldiers' Federation, held on Friday, Mr. C. B. Jones was elected chairman in place of Mr. leuan Hopkins, who has resigned on taking up a position under the Swansea Press at their head offices. It was decided to make a testimonial to Mr. Fred Thomas, now of %he Amman Valley Chronicle, in appreciation of his valuable ser- vices in connection with the organisation of the branch.
PENYGROES. I Another of those successful reception con- certo was held at the Congregational Vestry on Friday evening last, Mr. D. Mainwaring presiding. On this occasion six returned warriors received the usual gift. They were Messrs. Lewis Rees, D. J. Rees, D. Thomas, D. T. George, Lewis Harries, and Lewis Lewis. An excellent programme was gone through, to which the following ladies contri- buted:—Misses L. M. Davies, Martha Roberts, Edith Williams, Nancy Lewis, Alice Davies, Mair Griffiths, and Mrs. Emlyn Edwards. A quartette, consisting of members of the Penygroes Prize Silver Band, under the conductorship of Mr. Haydn Williams, rendered selections. Mr. D. W. Hughes presided at the piano. At the close, on the proposition of Mr. Wm. Williams, J.P., a vote of thanks was accorded to the artistes. Mr. Richard Rees seconded. The meeting terminated by the singing of the NationaJ Anthem, Miss L. M. Davies taking the solo. To-morrow (Friday) evening, an- other meeting will be held. The recipients will be Messrs. Jack Jones, Mansel Jones, David Dyer, Leslie Bancroft, Geo. Smith, and P.C. Jones.
The Coal Crisis. I ATTITUDE OF THE AMMAN VALLEY. I From the returns of the ballot, the results of which have just been issued, the miners of ,the Amman Valley have gone" strong on the adoption of a down t4DIs policy. The Executive Council of the South Wales Miners' Federation, at their meeting at Car- diff, had submitted to them the result of the ballot, shewing a majority of 79,041 in favour of a strike. The Council has agreed to leave the whole matter in the hands of the M.F.G.B. Messrs. Enoch Morrell, Evan Davies, and William John were appointed to attend the M.F.G.B. Conference on behalf of the Executive. In the House of Commons, on Monday, Mr. Lloyd George introduced a Bill setting up a Commission to enquire into every aspect of coal mining and the effect on other indus- tries of the miners' demands. Mr. Justice Sankey has argeed to preside over the Enquiry, and, it was possible (said Mr. Lloyd George) he may be able to make an interim report before the end of March on the ques- tion of wages and hours. Among the miners' leaders who spoke were Mr. Vernon Hartshorn, M.P., and Mr. Tom Richards, M.P. Both appealed for the deletion of hours and wages from the terms of reference. Mk Richards moved an amendment on behalf of the Labour Party regretting that the question of nationalisation should be sub- mitted to enquiry and deploring the delay caused by inquiring into the question of wages and hours, the Government already possessing the necessary data to arrive at a decision. The amendment was defeated. Mr. Lloyd George adduced many weighty reasons why the enqtfiry should be held, and suggested grave doubts whether the demands could be conceded without injury to national interests. According to the South Wales Daily News," it is undeniable that delay has been caused and that the Government should have been prepared some time ago to meet the emergency which has arisen. The miners must recognise that the excuse is not one that they can ignore. The Government has been, overworked in connection with Peace nego- tiations, pensions, demobilisation, and other urgent business. The returns for the Amman Valley arenas follow:— For Majority Strike. Against. For. Pantyffynnon 351 70 281 Tirydail 346 64 282 Park, Blaina & Saron 150 46 104 Cawdor 275 71 204 Raven, Gamant 155 5 150 Wernos 268 20 248 Rhos 97 10 87 Ammanford No. 1. 174 63 111 Ammaflford No. 2. 357 44 313 The total figures from the whole of the lodges of the Miners Federation of Great Britain was communicated to the House cf Commons through Mr. Adamson, the leader of the Labour Party, on Tuesday. They are as follow:- I For Strike 611,998 Against. 104,997 Majority for 507,001
II The Ammanford and District Choral Society, A grand Victory concert was held at the Palace last night under the auspices of the Ammanford and District Choral Society, under the conductorship of Mr. Gwilym R. Jones. The entire proceeds will be devoted to the local Our Boys Fund and the Y.M.C.A. The artistes engaged for the occasion were:—Soprano, Miss Mair Jones, Carmarthen (winner at the Neath National Eisteddfod, 1918); contralto, Madam May Roberts, Llandebie; tenor, Mr. Tom Walters, Bettws; baritone, Mr. W. Dyfnant Davies, Penygroes; and accompanist, Mr. George Thomas, L.L.C.M. At the outset. Councillor J. C. Shaw, who presided, said that during its career the Choral Society had been responsible for some fine achievements. He regretted the in- ability of Mr. W. T. Rees (tenor) to be present, through indisposition, but an able substitute had been found in Mr. Tom Walters. Also, several members of the choir were laid up with influenza. The proceedings opened with the render- ing of a part-song, entitled Moonlight," by the choir. The singing throughout attained a very high standard of efficiency. The blend- ing of the various voices was creditable, the bass and sopranos being a feature. Miss Mair Jones, the National winner, received an ovation on her appearance. For many years Miss Jones was an active member of the Choral Society. Her rendering of the solo, Break o' Day," was perfect. She received in encore, to which she replied with the song, My Treasure." Mr. Dyfnant Davies, he popular Penygroes baritone, followed with he song, The Floral Dance." The next item was contributed by the choir. Their masterliness of the-part-song, The Sea hath ts Pearls," was commendable. Madam May Roberts followed with the song, Through Love to Light." Her. fine contralto voice was highly appreciated. Mr. Tom Walters (who substituted Mr. W.- T. Rees) has a iuperior tenor voice, and his rendering of Nirvana was loudly applauded. The Sol-fa Duet was given by Madam May Roberts and Mr. Dyfnant Davies. This item again was well received. The first part of the programme terminated by a rendering of the ever-popular Welsh part-song, Ynys Wen," by the choir. Miss Mair, Jones, on her opening the second part of the pro- gramme, was well received. On this occasion she gave Dr. Vaughan Thomas' composition-, Ysbryd y Mynydd." Mr. Tom Walters next sang The Mountain Lovers," and re- ceived an encore, to which he responded with a rendering of Where my Caravan lies rested." The rich quality of this particular artiste's voice was much in evidence, and his phrasing attained a state of exactness. The choir followed with the part-song, Hymn of Hate." The tenors here made a hit," their voices gliding over several difficult por- tions with ease. The contraltos also in this rendering come in for a share of praise.. Madam May Roberts followed with the song, Sunshine jfid Rain." This item again was a creditable performance. To the song, Shipmates o' Mine," Mr. Dyfnant Davies had to respond, and rendered As I went a-roaming." The choir at this stage ap- peared to be improving in richness of tone and quality, and their rendering of H. Roberts' beautiful Welsh composition, "Llais y Gwanwyn," was indeed a fine contribution. The song, Come to, the Fair," was next given by Miss Mair Jones. Her fine selec- tions were conspicuous. Here again she re- sponded. The solo, The End ot a Perfect Day," to the Welsh translation, by Mr. Dyfnant Davies, was loudly applauded. The great masterpiece, Hallelujah (Handel), was next sung by the choir. At this juncture, Dr. Price, The Laurels, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the Chairman, the artistes, and all those who had assisted in making the event a success. Mr. John Lewis, J.P., Bryn-Rhug, seconded. The singing of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau terminated the proceedings. The solo was taken by Madam Price- Jones.
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GORSLAS. A successful reception concert was held at the Church Hall on the 18th inst., when the chair was occupied by Mr. Evan Davies (in the unavoidable absence of Mr. Robert Jenkins) Four of our local heroes were pre- sented with the usual gifts, viz., Privs. Ed. Thomas, Hugh James, John Williams, and John Davies. The following artistes contri- to an excellent programme:—Willie McCoy, Eli Davies, Ivor Hughes, Emrys Jones, Mr. Anthony Davies with his platoon of local boys, Mr. Evan Rees, Mr. Gwilym Evans, and Miss B. Williams. The accompanist was Mr. D. W. Hughes, T.C.L. The gifts were handed over by Misses G. Williams, M. A. Williams, and B. Williams. The singing of the National Anthem (Mr. Gwilym Evans taking the solo) brought a, most enjoyable evening to a close. Another successful concert was held on Tuesday evening last to vivkpome home two of our brave boys, viz., Sapper J. E. James and Priv. W. Puleston. The chair was ably filled by Mr. Evan Lewis, WaunJdewli, and the duties of accompanist were efficiently per- formed by Mr. D. W. Hughes, T.C.L. The artistes were Miss Vira Evans, Master Uriah Davies, Miss M. M. Williams, Miss R. A. Jones, Miss M. A. Harries, Mr. Ben Davies, Miss Jennie Hughes, and Mr. Asa Williams and party. The usual gifts were presented to the guests of the evening by Miss V. Harries and Miss F. Gibbon. A vote of thanks to all who had taken part was proposed by the Chairman, and seconded by Mr. Robert Jenkins. The proceedings terminated with- singing of the National Anthem, Mr. Ben Davies taking, the solo. A concert in honour of Sergt. A. Briggs and Priv. J. Lewis will be held on Tuesday evening next,
I LLANDEBIE. On Monday evening, at the Red Cow Hotel, a meeting was held to consider the advisability of forming a Lawn Tennis Club in the village and district. A committee was formed to visit and report on suitable sites for a court. Various method* of raising the necessary funds were adopted. Dr. Cook kindly opened the fund with a cheque of five guineas. The committee is composed of the following influential young men:-Chairmaci, Dr. Cook; secretary, Mr. T. G. Rees, post- master; treasurer, Mr. W. J. Davies, M.E., Llandebie Coll'ery; Rev. J. 1:.1. Thomas, Messrs. J. L. Rees, W. Rees, Brinley Richards, and Gwyn Rees.
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Amman Valley School I Managers. A meeting of the Amman Valley Group of School Managers was held at the Council School, Ammanford, on Thursday last, Mr. Evan Evans presiding. There were also present: Rev. L. Berian James, B.A., Peny- groes; Mr. T. B. Lewis, Mr. R. Mathews, Mr. T. Morgan, Blaenau, Rev. P. E. Evans, Llandebie, Jytr, D. Glyn Jenkins, and Mr. B. R. Evans, I NEW MANAGER. The Clerk informed the Committee that Mr. Wm. Roberts, Glanamman, had been elected a Manager in place of the Rev. J. Henry Jone.s who is leaving the district. WHO IS THE COUNTY EYE SPECIALIST? The County Authority wrote stating that with reference to the providing oj glasses for school children, if upon investigation the Committee was satisfied that the financial circumstances of the parents were such to justify their assistance, then that assistance would be forthcoming. A Member: That is no answer. Who is the medical officer under the Education Authority, or rather the eye specialist? The Clerk: There is a medical officer to test the eyes. Mr. Glyn Jenkins: What we want to know is, who is going to pay the expenses? We as miners are affected very much in this matter, and contribute towards the Swansea Hospital. When parents tak-t, their children to the hospital, they are sent back and told to see the medical gentleman under the county authority. Mr. Mathews: In most of the districts the attention of the parents is called to the condi- tion of the child's eyes, and the school nurse sees that the defect is remedied. Mr. Glyn Jenkins: It is not fair that we as miners, when we want something done to our children's eyes, have to pay for it. It is an additional expense. As I have said before, we contribute to the Swansea Hospital, but ire sent back to the county medical officer. It is my duty to rectify the defect. A Member: You have the wrong pig by ihe ear. The County Medical Officer recom- mends the parents to see a specialist. They my nothing about the payment, and don't say who is the eye specialist for the county. In xie particular case the parent was told that rhey did not want the dirty work from the :ounty. Eventually, it was decided that the Clerk write the Education Authority urging them to give the name of the county eye specialist, Mid as to who was responsible for payment of expenses. HEADMASTERS' REPORTS. I The reports of the headmasters were read, and reference was made to the low attend- ances, due to ililnesses, in the districts. At Parcyr,hun School it had been decided to con- tinue the female physical exercise classes for four more meetings. It had also been decided to recommend an increase in the salary of the caretaker at the Glanamman School to £ 43. The attendances were:—Ammanford District: Possible, 3,272; average.. 2,679.7; percentage, 84. Corresponding period of last year: Possible, 3,202; average, 2,653; per- centage, 82. Penygroes District: Possible, 1,952; average, 1,645; percentage, 84.2. CONSIDERATION. A teacher wrote stating that he would resume duties immediately. He had been recently demobilised. A Member: Has he only just been de- mobilised? It is not fair to expect him to resume duties immediately. He may want a couple of days' holidays. The Clerk: It is at his own requets that he commences immediately. A Member: Well, that finishes it. I only wanted to be fair, in face of the fact that he had been in the Army since the commence- ment of hostilities. A TYCROES REQUEST. Mr. T. B. Lewis said that at Tycroes they had decided to ask the Managers to urge on the question of the modification which would enable the Tycroes children to sit at the June examination for free scholarships at the Amman Valley County School. If the matter could not be carried through in time, then the children would have to attend at Llanelly, and which would mean consider- able expense. He (Mr. Lewis) also asked that the Education Authority be urged to pay the travelling expenses of the children if they would have to attend the Llanelly School. Mr. Mathews: What we understand is that Tycroes wants to be transferred from the Llanedy parish to this parish, to enable the children to sit at the Amman Valley exami- nations. A Member: We want to keep prodding the County Council. I know what they are. It wsa decided that a strong letter be sent the Education Committee to push on the com- pletion of the modification, and that the Authority, in the event of failure, be asked to pay the travelling expenses.
retain the Welsh language; to speak Welsh and correspond in the old language under all circumstances; to appeal to all colleges, churches and schools to observe and preserve the language; to make the Eisteddfod, both local and National, more Welshified; to hold conferences to teach and induce children and young people to love their country and all peprtining to it better; to hold public meet- ings to protect the movement; to arrange con- ferences for the advantage of Welsh tutors in order to facilitate the language in schools and colleges; to procure suitable literature for Wales' young people; and to establish Literary Societies. The Sunday preceding St. David's Day to be a Welsh National Sunday. The churches are earnestly re- quested to arrange an appropriate service for this particular Sunday. Special appropriate hymns are enclosed to be sung on St. David's Day. On Sunday evening last, Brynamman lost through death a highly respected person, viz., Mr. Evan Morrife, Uandilo Road. He was 66 years of age, and a son of the late Isaac Morris, mill superintendent of the now dismantled Amman Tin Plate Work&. De- ceased commenced working at the age of 9 years, and was latterly a shearer by occu- pation. He had gained a wide and thorough experience of mill work, having been his father's right-hand man for many years. He also had worked at Ystalyfera, Llangennech, Glanamman, and at Glynbeudy, Brynamman, where for a period he had charge of the cold roll department. In his younger days he was a keen politician of pronounced progressive views. Failing health frustrated his activity in this sphere. He had strong religious ten- dencies, and had filled the office of deac n at Siloam, Brynamman, for the last 40 vears, being the senior deacon of that church. For 23 years he discharged the duties of treasurer to the church with fidelity and thoroughness. On resigning this position about a year ago, tfye congregation expressed their esteem and gratitude for his services by presenting him with a valuable pair of spectacles, ingrained walking-stick, and a wallet of Treasury notes. He and his wife held the proud record of being the first to be married at Siloam during the ministry of the late Rev. J. Roberts, and were presented with an excellent Bible to mark the occasion. He was of a kind and affable disposition, and detested controversies of all kinds. He was a first cousin to Prin- cipal Silas Morris, M.A., Bangor College, and Mr. David Morris, roll turner, Ysbytty Works. There are left to mourn their great loss Mrs. Morris (wife) Mr. Willie Morris, Llanelly; Mr. Johnny Morris, Bryn Works Offices, Pontardawe; Mrs. Gwilym Phillips, Llandilo Road; Miss Beatrice Morris, Bryn- amman Station (G.W.R.) J Miss Winnie Morris, Garnant Station; Miss Eunice Morris, Brynamman; Miss Jennie Morris, Llandilo County School; and Mr. Isaac Morris (bro- ther) Glyn Road. The interment took place to-day at Siloam Chapel burial-ground.