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On Saturday, the electorate of j Ammanford will be called upon to elect their representative on the County Council. There is no need to deal individually with the merits of the *1 candidates, but this we can say-large masses of the ratepayers have failed to real ise the importance of the County Authority, and have hitherto remained indifferent as to who represents them. As an administrative body the County Council affects the lives of the people in fact more than Parliament. If there was more criticism of its proceedings, there would naturally arise a livelier interest in its policy. For instance, we may refer to the attitude of the Edu- cation Authority and the lackadaisical manner in which they have hitherto dealt with the treatment of children's eyes. It is only now we find cause for criticism in that direction. It must be realised that local and county govern- ment is capable of contributing more important results than it has previously yielded, and the general body of the public must determine to raise the standard of representation. For what has been done in the past the fault must be put upon the ratepayers. Very few attempts have been made in the past to exercise oversight of Local Authorities. The tendency of legis- lation has been to increase the power and authority of the County Council, without setting up adequate safeguards that those new powers shall be efficiently exercised.
" OLD GARNANT FRIENDS." I
OLD GARNANT FRIENDS." To the Editor, Amman Valley Chronicle. Sir ,-Your correspondent, A Voice in the Wilderness," struck a happy note when in your columns a few weeks ago he sug- gested a re-union of the above. Like that Voice (which, by the way, in spite of its peregrinations in the Wilder- ness," does not appear to have lost any of its trill and melody), I as one of the old friends referred to, having also had to wander from the "old haunts and faces I love," would heartily welcome such a re-union. Those of us-and we are many-who have been forced by circumstances to wander to other fields in search of pastures new, are ready for a call to the old fold." What do the old folks at home say? Who will volunteer to call the squad together? I may add I am voicing the wishes of several members of the old brigade whom I have chanced to meet since the first letter on the question appeared.— Yours, &c., AN ECHO OF THE VOICE." I
THE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.
THE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. To the Editor, Amman Valley Chronicle. Sir, Allow me space in your valuable journal to comment upon the attitude of one of the speakers at the meeting held at Blaenau Council School on Monday evening last. Un- fortunately, I was called out from the meet- ing, and was told on the following morning that the candidate and his worthy followers were pleased of the fact. Why? Facts are stubborn things and cannot be swallowed. Very strange that the Labour policy is on the one day advocated, and on the next an open confession is made, quite the reverse. To be proud of the fact that one is a Bolshevik, and to say so to the parent of those brave heroes WKO have sacrificed their all for humanity, is a curse. What is more, to expect them to support their candidature is an insult to the memories of our fallen warriors. According to the cockcrowing" of one speaker, he, in his own estimation was a great fighter, but a C.O. during hostilities. Why doesn't he and his friends support the Rev. J. Griffiths at Ammanford, an ideal Labour candidate? Perhaps he is not an extremist, and, further, not favourable to their foolhardy policies to penalise the workers of the country.— Yours, &c., A MINER. March 5th, 1919. A MINER. I
GLASSES FOR CHILDREN. I
GLASSES FOR CHILDREN. I To the Editor, Amman Valley Chronicle. Sir ,—3o long as a newspaper clamours for the redress of F'?evanccs and :he introduction I of reforms, be it a local, weekly, or one enjoying the circulation of a large daily, it is discharging or. j- of its ctief and most use- ful functions. The Amman Valley Chronicle is rendering a rea :rvuc to t community in directing ait-ouoa to the attitude of the County Education Committee m reference tb the treatment of the eyes of school children and furnishing them with suitable spectacles. This is a matter of vital national importance, and brooks no delay. If the powers pos- sessed m this direction by these Authorities at present are so limited as to render their work a farce, the sooner the Legislature steps in and makes suitable provisions to meet the expenses that would be incurred by the ap- pointment of qualified eye specialists through- out the kingdom, the better. A country which in 1915 could spend between three and four millions a day on the war, and to-day, after the Armistice has been signed, mar ages to get rid of between six and seven millions a day, can surely afford to foot a little bill of this sort. To begin with, it may get rid of a few of the useless if ornamental officials who are at the moment twiddling their thumbs at the Food Ministry, the War Office, and other Government Departments which are sucking the vitals of the nation. An outlay, even if it is a big sum, laid out for this purpose will be money well spent. Boys and girls who might otherwise grow up the victims of a terrible handicap in the battle of life, would give a quid pro quo in their increased usefulness as citizens of the New World of which our dreamers speak. All honour to men of the type of Glyn Jenkins for ventilating the sub)ect. I am, &c.. HANDICAPPED.
iST. DAVID'S DAY AT COUNTY…
ST. DAVID'S DAY AT COUNTY SCHOOL In celebration of the memory of the Patron Saint of Wales, a competitive concert was held at the County School, Ammanford, under the presidency of Mrs. H. Herbert, Brynmarlais. The other Governors present were Mrs. W. N. Jones, Dyffryn; Mrs. Phillips, Parcyrhun; Mr. and Miss Fisher, Wansbeck; Mrs. Davies, Tirydail House; Mrs. Comery, and Mr. T. M. Evans, M.A. (Clerk to the Governors). The Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., was on the occasion the outside adjudicator. Appended is the list of awards:— i lanoforte solo: Arthur Anthony. Cookery ( Form II.): Eira Jones and Doreen Harries. Soprano solo: Mercia Lloyd. English poem: Divided between Ceinwen Lewis and Edith Walters. Geography: Form II., Gwyn Jones; Forms III. and IV., Vincent Thomas; Forms V. and VI., D. E. Thomas. Impromptu speech: Pansy Lewis. Contralto solo: Myfanwy Lake. Welsh ston J. Joshua. Violin solo: Myer Cohen. Latin translation: Ifor Watkins. French translation: Ifor Treavett. Junior essay (Forms II. and 111.): Lilian Evans. Duet: Mercia Llcyd and Myfanwy Lake. Drawing (junior): Trevor Jones. Translation from Welsh: Annie Thomas. Hobbies: Eira Jones. Senior essay: Divided between Pansy Lewis and David E. Thomas. Middle essay (Form IV.): Doris Jenkins. Welsh poem: Emrys Lake. Junior cookery: Amanys Jones and Tegwen Evans. Choral competition: Sydney John and party.
Anti-Conscription Campaign. On Sunday last, at 8 p.m., the National Council for Civil Liberties held a mass meeting at the Palace Theatre, Ammanford, under the auspices of the local Trades and Labour Council. The Chairman, Mr. Tom Parry Jones, of Tycroes, after explaining the object of the meeting, referred to the unavoidable absence through illness of the Rev. Herbert Dunnico, who had been billed as a speaker. He also spoke of the loss sustained by the Labour Movement during -the previous week by the death of Mr. W. C. Anderson, and called upon the meeting to pay tribute by standing in silence for a few moments The Chairman then read the following resolution:— This meeting declares its uncompromising opposition to the system of compulsory mili- tary service, and demands that the Military Service Acts passed as temporary measures on the plea of military necessity in the war against the Central Empires should, now that hostilities have for nearly four months been at an end, be no longer kept in operation for reasons and purposes not declared at the time of their enactment; it further demands that the British representatives at the Settlement Conference should press for he abolition of Conscription in all countries as the only pos- sible safeguard against policies of imperialistic and capitalistic aggression, and as an earnest of the intention of the nations to pursue a policy of universal disarmament." Mr. T. Gibbon Davies then moved the resolution, and Mr. Jas. Griffiths seconded. Miss Minnie Pallister, organiser for the I.L.P., supported with an address, in which she appealed most effectively, especially to the women, to resist the continuance of Con- scription. She dwelt especially on the ir- responsibility of the Government for a child until he reached the age of 18, and then how they stepped in and claimed him as their own. Mr. Morgan Jones, Bargoed, followed with an earnest plea for the abolition of Com- pulsory Military Service. He dealt with many phases of the question, especially with the right of every man to determine his own attitude towards military service and to decide for himself whether or not he will take up arms against his brother man. Apropos of this he explained clearly the attitude of the bona fide Conscientious Objector, and put up a bold case for that much persecuted section of the community, of which he him- self was a member. He closed his address with an earnest appeal to all to assist in the building up of the ideal world of our dreams and aspirations, and as a preliminary to this to do all in their power to remove that great stumbling block to a world Peace--Comoalp- tion. At the close of Mr. Morgan Jones' address, the resolution was put to the meeting and carried unanimously.
WHY NOT IN YOUR OWN INTEREST BUY YOUR FURNITURE, CARPETS, &c., From the Firm holding by far the Largest Selection of Household requirements in the Principality- BEVAN & COMPANY, LTD., Swansea, Llanelly, Cardiff, &c., &Co o Not only do they hold the Largest Stock in this part of the United Kingdom, but all Goods are Warranted, and their Prices are certainly all right, or their Trade would not be growing year after year at the present rapid rate! ALL GOODS ARE DELIVERED FREE IN AMMANFORD AND DISTRICT, AND WITHIN 200 MILES FROM ALL THE NUMEROUS BRANCHES. BEVAN & COMPANY, 280, Oxford St., & Arcade, Swansea; & Vaughan St., Llanelly Prepaid Advertisements. A GOOD General Servant required; three ? in famd-y.-Apply Mrs. Russell, 45, Talbot Road, Ammanford. PRIZE DRAWING in aid of David Morgan Davies, Gwaun-cae-gurwen, is Postponed until April 12th, 1919.—Secretary. T LANDEBIE.—For Sale, Commodious Business Premises; main thoroughfare; immediate possession.—Apply Jerome, Chronicle Office, Ammanford. WANTED, a good General Servant; good wages to suitable person.—Apply 44, College Street, Ammanford. YOUNG Lady i business requires Bed- room; out all day. Widow with no children pr,- I cried. -State particulars to X.Y.Z. Chrodcle Office, Ammanford. TKTIDOWER, working man, 35, four children (three attending school), would like to correspond with Woman about same age; view matrimony.—" 35, Chronicle Office, Ammanford. STOCKINGS Re-footed. Welsh Hosiery always in stock.—S. Davies, 4, Park a l ways in stoc k Street, Bettws. T IRYDAIL.-For Sale, two well-built Semi-detached Houses, each containing 6 Rooms.—F or further particulars, write Box K, Chronicle Office, Ammanford. BACKY ARDERS not satisfied with egg returns should try Karswood Poultry Spice containing ground insects. Users get remarkably good results. Costs little. Packets 2 £ d., lid., 1/3.-W. J. Wiikms, Chemist, Gwaun-cae-gurwen. XJ OUSE Wanted in Ammanford, with occupation about Easter.—Apply W. Bodger, 76, College Street, Ammanford. ONE proof that Karswood Poultry Spice really makes eggs is that egg output often drops by half when Karswood is left off. It often doubles egg output of moderate layers. Packets 2d., 7d., 1/3.-J. W. Evans, Amman Pharmacy, Garnant. ABB ITS (pure Belgian), 8 weeks, 3/6 each; Belgian Buck, 7 months, 8/6. At Stud, Toggenburg Billy-goat.-Pont- amman House, Ammanford. AJEW-LAID Eggs now cost one user £ d. each, but they used to cost him 1/7 each, before he used Karswood Spice, con- taining ground insects, which increased egg output amazingly. Packets 2d., nd., 1/3. —Evan Evans, Chemist, The Square, Amman- ford. pULLETS lay well in bad weather if Karswood Poultry Spice is added to soft mash. Prove it to your profit. Packets 2id., 7 £ d., 1/3.-D. Owens, Grocer, Cawdor Stores, Llandebie. MOLESKINS, Rabbits, Feathers, Horse- hair, &c., Wanted. Send for prices.— H. Stuart & Co., Albion Buildings, Alders- gate Street, London, E.C.I. GIVE ATTENTION to disease germs in your nostrils. Keep nose and throat germ-proof and healthy with "NOSTROLINE" Nasal Specific. Use this scientific means to banish Influenza, Nasal Catarrh, Head Colds and Sore Throats. Of leading Chemists everywhere 1/3 (by post 1/5). Sold by W. L. Y. Bye, Quay Street; E. Evans, I, College Street; D. J. M. Jones, Quay Street, Ammanford; J. W. Evans, Garnant; W. J. Wilkiris, Gwaun-cae-gurwen. PONTYBEREM CRICKET CLUB. NNT ILL Local Clubs who desire to arrange Fixtures with either of the above-named Club Teams, kindly communicate with the Hon. Secretary as soon as possible?—J. Thomas, Hon. Secretary, Pontyberem. Public Notices. Public Hall, GWAUN-CAE-GURWEN. Saturday, March 15, 1919. Repeat of the Great Drama— Maesymeillion' Book up withimr. Ivor James, 8, Carmel St., Gwaun-cae-gurwen. Alpha Cinema, Brynamman. Fridays, March 14 & 21, 1919. im aesymelfhont (D. G. Davies, Esq., Postrhydnron) Will be produced by the Dulais Dramatic Society Under the Direction of Mr. D. C. LEWIS. This is a Drama that will remain as a last- ing inspiration and force for best in the lives of all who will hear it. Leading critics of West Wales pronounce it to be the greatest in Welsh, and the performance of it the best possible by a strong and brilliant cast, who bid for the foremost place as a Dramatic Society in South Wales. Book up with E. W. Evans, Cwmgarw Road, Brynamman. Election Notices. CARMARTHEN COUNTY COUNCIL TO THE ELECTORS OF QUARTER- BACH ELECTORAL DIVISION. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, On Saturday next, March 8th, 1919, you will he asked to return a Member for the Carmarthen County Council. I have had the honour of representing you on the Llandilo-fawr Rural District Council (of which I am the Vice-chairman) and the I Board of Guardians (of which I am the Chairman) for the last NINE YEARS. I have, during that time, served you faithfully and true, and you have also found me active and attentive, also interested in all the affairs of the District. Many important questions for the improve- ment of Quarter-bach Electoral Division will come before the County Council in the near future, and it is most essential that you should be well represented. My past record is well known to you, and, if elected, I promise to serve you with the same sincerity in the future as I have done in the past. I hope to have the pleasure of seeing you personally. Thanking you in anticipation of your support, I remain. Your obedient Servant, GOMER HARRIES. Penybont Shop, Brynamman. Public Notices. CROSS INN FIELD, AMMANFORD. A GRAND FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT (Under the auspices of the Ammanford Rugby Football Club), for Teams within the Radius of 6 Miles of Ammanford Square, will be held at the above Grounds On Easter Tuesday & Wednesday, April 22 and 23, 1919. For further particulars and Rules, apply to the Secretary— D. S. HUGHES, 4, NEW ROAD, AMMANFORD. Mr. ANEURIN REES, F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., Who has just been Demobilised, is now pre- pared to give Lessons in PIANOFORTE & ORGAN PLAYING, SINGING, HARMONY. COUNTER- POINT, AND ALL THEORETICAL SUBJECTS. Pupils prepared for R.C.O., R.A.M., and R.C.M. Diplomas, and all other recognised Examinations. Engagements accepted as Adjudicator, Con- ductor, and Organ Recitalist. For Terms, apply to Gten Villas, Garnant, Carm. Sales by Auction. The Cwmgarw Estate, Brynamman, Carmarthenshire. Highly Important Sale of Valuable Freehold Ground Rents with short reversions, Free- hold Small Holdings, Freehold Accommo- dation Fields, Freehold Building Sites, Freehold Cottages and Gardens, and an exceptionally Valuable Double-licensed Public House and Premises, &c. MESSRS. Wm. & Walter James, F.A.I., I A RE favoured with instructions to offer for SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at the COUNCIL SCHOOLS, CWM- GARW ROAD, BRYNAMMAN, on SATURDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 15th, 1919 (subject to such Conditions of Sale as shall then and there be produced), the whole of the above Valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE IN 64 SEPARATE LOTS, Situate in Cwmgarw Road, Cwmgarw, and Cwmnantgwyn, including the TREGEB ARMS HOTFL, 01 20 Freehold Small Holdings, 6 Accommodation Fields and Building Si.s, 34 Freehold Ground Rents, 10 Cottages & Gardens, &c. Sale to commence promptly at 3 o'clock p.m. Detailed Particulars and Plans are in course of preparation, and may be had when ready from the Auctioneers, Swansea and Llangadock; the Estate Agent, H. Sackville Owen, Esq., Haverfordwest; or from Messrs. EATON EVANS & WILLIAMS, Solicitors, Haverfordwest. Tradesmen's Announcements. Seed Potatoes. We are still here and have again been licensed by the Board of Agriculture to supply the Seed Potatoes as permitted by them to be Planted in this District. The following Early Varieties have arrived, viz.: Midlothian, Duke of York, Sharpes Express, and King George. Large or small quantities supplied. Come early and get what you want when you want it. We have all kinds of Garden Seeds. Also Shallots, With's Manures, &C. Everything needed for your Garden. UADDFQ'C WIND ST., nMnr?n 0, AMMANFORD. Phone: 53. GLOBE Boot, Shoe, and Clog Stores, College St., Ammanford. ALF. WILLIAMS. The Noted House for ALL KINDS OF FOOTWEAR. Boot Repairing Neatly Executed. Beautify the Home Dainty Mats, Comfortable Rugs, Choice Patterns in Linoleums, Carpets, Hand- some Mirrors, Bedsteads, Bedding, Wire Mattresses, Overlays. FURNITURE of every description manufactured on the Premises. Pianos, Organs, and other Musical Instruments. H. TARR, 71, Wind St., AMMANFORD. The Amman Valley Furnishing Stores. ROBT. THOMAS & Son Monumental Sculptor, Lilazidebie, Near Ammanford. Glass WveatKs in Stock. Sweep! Sweep! Sweep! Save worry and Coal by having Chimneys, Ovens, Flues, &c., cleaned. All work arranged to suit Customers' convenience. Suits of Clothes, Coats, &c., cleaned and pressed. Proprietor HIGGS, 3, COLLEGE STREET (Late Royal Stores), AMMANFORD. SHAG TOBACCOS. Gwalia Brand. Welsh Terriers Brand. Gelert Brand. Sole South Wales Agents: The R. P. SYMONS' SALES Co., Ltd. 25, Wyndham Arcade, CARDIFF. Scholastic. Old College School, Carmarthen. (Facing Beautiful Vale of Towy) Ideal Institution for Direct Prepo -"on and Great Production. BOARDERS KEF f. GIRLS ADMITTED. TERMS MODERATE. Head Master: REV. J. B. THOMAS. Late leadrr.a.ster of Park-y-Vel/et Academy: Undergraduate of London University; Ope: Exhibitioner of Cardiff University; First in English, ard Distinction in Chemist-y; First Prizeman in Classics and Mathematics at Trevecca Co1 We. SUCCESSES IN SESSION 1917-18:-27. 25 College of Preceptors (2 with Honours). 2 Ghortherd. For particulars, apply to Mr. THOMAS. ADVERTISE your Sales and Wants is th rhronicle. Cheap Prepaid Rates. Chronicle Ugice. Ammanford. ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ? ￼ RËMÕVNLSALË:1 1 BOOTS & SHOES at PRE-WAR PRICES j Prior to Removing into our NEW PREMISES ON THE SQUARE, V 1 we shall hold a CLEARANCE SALE OF ODDMENTS AND ? DISCONTINUED LINES, chiefly in j I?B?cm?s & C????ts ?c?<?ts & an?e??s Exceptional Value offered in Ladies' Real BROWN GLACE f < KID BOOTS at 8/11, 12/11, 14/11, and 16/9. i GENUINE BARGAINS—A Real Money-saving Sale. jj SEE WINDOWS—All Prices Marked in Plain Figures, together with Sizes in Stock nJ each line. Ijj SALE to commence Friday, March 7th, and will continue for 14 Days. JI l JOB THOMAS, The Square, AMMANFORD. ] PUBLIO NOTICE. WYNDHAM DAVIES, Tailor & Ladies' 25, Wind Street, AMMANFORD (Having been released from Work of National Importance), Begs to inform the Public that he is now prepared to undertake Orders in the Gents' & Ladies' Tailoring Departments. PW BEST WORKMANSHIP GUARANTEED. WHEN YOU BUY A PIANO HAVE THE BEST. Thompson & Shackell, Ltd., Invite Inspection of their Splendid Stock of BRITISH-MADE PIANOS OF WORLD-WIDE FAME, Including Instruments by the following Celebrated Makers:- JOHN BRINSMEAD & SONS, CHALLEN & sors, J. & J. HOPKINSON, II. H. CROWLEY, AJELLO & SONS, BROADWOOD PIANO-PLAYERS MOORE & MOORE, JUSTINE BROWNE, CRAMER & COMPANY, COLLARD & COLLARD, And others too numeroul to mention. UNSURPASSED FOR TONE, TOUCH, AND ELEGANCE OF DESIGN. All PianOl Warranted, and Exchanged if not approved. FULL VALUE ALLOWED FOR OLD PIANOS IN EXCHANGE. 25, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. ADDRESS: 60, Stepney Street, LLANELLY. FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY. Leasehold Property. Semi-detached Residence, portion of Property known as GWALIA VILLA, Garnant. Stone built, and most conveniently situated on the Main Road. Lease, 99 Years from 25th December, 1888. The House contains 3 Bedrooms, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and Pantry; usual outdoor appurtenances, and a productive Garden. Apply: D. F. WILLIAMS, Gwailia Villlia, Garnant. Local & District News. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Reports, News Paragraphs, and all Communications for the "AMMAN VALLEY CHRONICLE" should be sent not later than WED- NESDAY earlier when- eN ei possible—addressed— EDITOR, Amman Valley Chronicle," AMMANFORD.
COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION.I
COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. To the Editor, Amman Valley Chconicle. Sir,-I.. your paragraph in last week's Chronicle relating to the County Council election, you state: An effort is being made to come to an understanding with the Labour Party, and whether Mr. Tom Evans will withdraw in favour of Mr. Griffiths it is not yet known." May I be permitted to state that no effort was made, either by Mr. Griffiths or his supporters, to come to any arrangement with the Trades and Labour Council. It is only fair to us that this should be made known, so that the electors might understand the true position.— Y ours faith- fully, JAS. GRIFFITHS, Secretary, Trades and Labour Council.