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AMMANFORD. I The soloist at the services held. at the Wesleyan Church on Sunday last was Mr. D. J. Thomas. At the Gwynfrya Church on Sunday last anniversary services were held. The Rev. Den. Davie-s, Yatalyfeta, preached powerful sermons. Special services were held at Peniel, Panty- ffynnon on Monday, aud will be continued throughout the week, under the direction of the Revs. Vardre Jones and Nantlais Williams. At a meeting held recently by the Llan- dovery Town Council, Mr. J. Owen Parry, Surveyor, Ammanford, was appointed archi- tect under the Town Planning and Housing Scheme. The Trades and Labour Council recently appointed a committee to conduct a campaign on behalf of Mr. David George, who is the labour nominee ior the forthcoming County Council election. We are pleased to fee Mr. W. D. John, Veterinary Surgeon, amongst us again, after servce with the forces in India. He was recently demobilised, and is devoting himself to his pl-war duitios. Harvest Thanksgiving Services were held at the Wesleym Church on Sunday evening last. The special preacher was the Rev. Talbot, Neath, WHO delivered inspiring ser- mons. The Rev. Namtlaas Williams also addressed the congregation in the afternoon. The wedding was solemnized at Llandilo ot Mr. Haydn Leonard, DeltTyn, Talbot Road, and Miss Margaret Roach, eldest daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Roach, 5, Talbot Road. The evenlt was of a quiiet character. The bride- groom is well known locally, and it the assistant secretary to the local branch of \e Discharged Men' s Federation. Beatrice Rees, a married woman, residing in Margaret Street, Ammanford, was brought UP before Mr. John Lewis, Bryn-Rhug, at the Police Court, on Thursday, and charged with being drunk the previous night. P.C. Britten deposed to finding her shortly after midnight in the company of several men at the back ot Wind Street. A fine of 10s. was imposed. A silver tree and entertainment was held at the Wesleyan Church on Monday evening. The Rev. D. J. Lee presided. A capital programme had been arranged, to which several well-known local artistes contributed. During the proceedings fruit and vegetables were sold by Mr. Pyle, Tennis View, the proceeds being devoted towards the church fund. We understand that a substantial sum was realized. It has now been definitely decided to hold the complimentary concert to the talented young Bettws musician, Mr. Geo. A. Thomas, L.L.C.M., on December 15th next. He leaves very shortly to take up a course of etudy at the Aberystwyth University. We feel confident that after the great service ren- dered by Mr. TJhomas to all deserving func- tions at Ammanford, his labours will be amply rewarded. At Pontardulais on Saturday last a boxing match was fought between Idwal Jones and Topper Jones, both Ammanford lads. The event went the full distance of fifteen rounds, and proved, an attractive display. Both lads Were done up in the fifteenth round. The referee'* decision was in favour of Topper Jones, an unpopular verdict (says a Swansea contemporary), as a draw would have been an equitable result. The rumour that Mr. W? H. Crowe intends giving up the management of the Lucania Billiard Hall is entirely without foundation. No such intention has ever been contemplated by Mr. Crowe, who informed our representa- tive, that in addition to several novel com- petitions being introduced during the winter months, the tables are to be recovered with the same cloth as used by Thurston's, London. In the past there has been a general complaint of the slowness of the tables. This will now be remedied. Quite a sensation was caused on Tuesday morning when the very sudden death was announced of ivir. John Harries, Waunddwfn, BeLtws. 1 he deceased left home at about hall past eight that morning to meet the V oclocit tram at Ammanford Halt station, whereat he intended catching a train for Glanamman. He went to the signal box and chatted with the signalman. He proceeded to light his pipe, and had only just lit a match, when he collapsed to the hoor, and expired almost immediately. By trade the deceased was a plumber, and had been en- gaged at the Pontaanman Chemical vV orks. fhe deceased was 6b years, and leaves a widow and six children. They are the Rev. 1. B. Harries, Somerset; Mrs. Walters, Pon.tamman Mill; Mrs. Price,. Pontycymmer; Mrs. Mayberry Jones, Glanamman; Mrs. 1 nomas, wife of the Rev. W. S. i homas, Penrhiwceiber; and Mr. David L. Harries, Co-operative Stores, Ammanford. There will be no inquest.
BRYNAMMAN. I On the whole, the potato crop is not up to the usual standard this year in this 'disirict. There is a general complaint that the per- cenl-agelof small bulbs is abnormal. On Saturday last, Lieut.-Col. W. N. Jones, Dyffryn, Amman ford, conducted a sale of Cwmteg Farm, Brynamman, which was knocked down at £ 1,350 to Mr. Wm. Griffiths, Caenewydd, Brynamman. The timber thereon was sold at £ 48 to the same biddei. We Te&1et to announce this week the death, after a rather prolonged illness caused by con- sumption of the bowels, of Mr. William Morgan, Aelybryn, Brynamman. Deceased, who was 62 years of age, passed away on Friday morning last. He hailed from Glais, Swansea Valley, and was by occupation a shearer at the Glynbeudy Tin Works. He was a faithful member and deacon at Eben- ezer Chapel, Lower Brynamman, and took special interest In the church' s welfare. He leaves a wife and five c lildren to mourn their loss, viz., Mr. E. J. Morgan,, mill superinten- dent Mrs. Charlie Land Llandilo Road; Mr. Richard Morgan, Glyn Road; Messrs. David Morgan and Daniel Morgan (cold roll superintendent), Aelytxryn. His mortal remains were conveyed by train to Glais on Monday, and were interred at Sion Chapel burial-ground. A large number of Bryn- amman mourners aiig-friends accompanied the corpse. On Thursday evening thanksgiving services were held at the English Congre- gational Church, when the Rev. Yorwerth Davies, B.A., B.D., B.Litt., Rhyddings, Swansea, preached timely ,sermons. The meetings were continued on Sunday, when in the morning, i the pastor, the Rev. D. E. Harries, officiated, and the Rev. J. Meirion Williams, Welsh Wesleyan minister, Amman- ford, in the evening. A programme of sacred solos, recitations, &c., was gone through in the afternoon, when Nellie Thomas, Gwyneth A. Davies, Harry F. Davies, and -Rowena Williams gave recitations; and M. A. Jones, Flossie Westwood, and Madam Hargreaves gave solos. Lily Thomas, MT. Enoch Bowen, Edward Jenkins-and Madam Hargreaves gave a quartette. We pastor gave an address. The meetings were well attended, and appro- priate sermons were delivered. The edifice was suitably decorated for the occasion with flowers, fruits and vegetables, which were disposed of by sale on Monday evening. Madam Hargreaves led the praise, and Miss Sally Williams presided at the organ.
CROSS HANDS. At an examination held at the Public Hall on September 18th, under the auspices of the Victoria College of Mulsic, the following candidates were successful :—Primary: Idris Jones, Blodwen Jones, Eirfyl Jones. Junior: Nathan Jones. Senior: James Darnels, Elvet Jones, Keri Williams (A.V.C.M.), Miss Phyllis Jones, Gwladys Richards, and Her- bert Cook. A grand benefit concert in aid of Mr. Phillip Rees was held at the Public Hall on the 20th iMt. under the pipesidercy of Mr. John A. Davies. The star of the evening being Mr. John Van Zyl, the great Souih African Basso, who had a voice of excep- tional range and power, and shows much versatility in Tendering songs of many difficult styles effectively and well. This, his first appearance in Wales, proved to be an un- qualified success. He was specially engaged from London, and his first appearance was much looked forward to. The rendering of his first song Invictus" was received with a most enthusiastic ovation, to which he re- sponded with an encore, A Chip of the Old Block." His other items were:—"The Lute Player" (Allitsen), "Onaway, Awake Beloved" (Cowen), and "Shephard, see thy Horse's Foaming Mane (Korbay) after each of which he had to respond with an encore. By special request he sang "Y Marchog" (Parry) in Welsh, which elicited stirring applause. This was no easy task, as this song is considered one of the most difficult of Welsh solos for Welsh voca lists, let alone one not conversant with the Welsh language, yet Mr. Van Zyl surprised his audience by his masterly rendering of same, especially his enunciation of the d,ifficult wording of the solo, and here again he had to respond with an encore. Another outstanding success was his Tendering of that quaint and difficult ballad "The Song of the Flee." The other artistes were Madam Bessie Morris, who sang in her "I usual form "Break of Day," "I am Titania," and "Caro Nomi," with encores. MT. Ernlyn James, L.C.V., who played the violin solos, 'Danse in A Minor" (N. Tivida) and "Allegretto from Concerto in I" (Van Sitt) in his uscual masterly fashion. Mr. Haydn Morris, A.R.C.M., being home from the Royal Academy of Music, accomppanied in a most etfectivè manner. His pianoforte solo. Variations on Welsh Melodies," and in conjunction with Mr. Gethin Jones, L.V.C.M., the pianoforte duet, "Zarnpa," were very well received, these being a rare treat. A most successful concert was brought to a close by the rendering of the duet, In a Garden of Roses (Sanderson), by Madam Bessie Morris and Mr. Van Zyl.
LLANDILO. I Hand-made Lace and Hand-made Woollen Articles of every description at Lethby' s, near Station, Ammanford. It is with sincere regret that we have this week to chronicle the death, which took place on Saturday last, at No. 34, Rhosmaen Street, Liandilo, of Miss Annie Evans, daugh- ter of the late Mr. Richard Evans, saddler and boot dealer, of the same address, after a lingering illness, at the age of 51 years. The deceased was of a quiet disposition and most highly respected. The funeral, a public one, took place to-day at the Tabernacle Chapel, Ffairfach, an account of which will appear in our next issue. The wedding took place at the Registry Office, Rhosmaen Street, on Tuesday morn- ing, by special licence, of Mr. William Edwards, of Rheidol House, High Street, Ammanford, tinsmith, and Mrs. Harriet Davies, of No. 19, Towy Terrace, Ffair- fach. A large number of friends of both parties were in attendance. On emerging from the ofifce, they were greeted with Angel Hotel close by, where the wedding showers of confetti. They proceeded to the breakfast was partaken of. Mr. Tom Davies, B.A., assistant master at the Llandilo Intermediate School, was the recipient of a gold watch and chain by his numerous friends, as a token of respect for the excellent services rendered by him during his stay at Llandilo, and upon his leaving to take up duties at the Intermediate Schopl, Newport, Mon. Mr. Davies had entered into the life of the town during the years he was assistant master of the Intermediate School, and had become popular by everybody, and his departure is much regretted by a large number of friends. Messrs. Wtiliam and Walter James and bons, F.A.L, auctioneers, Llandovery, Llan- gadock, Llandilo, and Swansea, held th?i,; fortnightly sale of Llandilo Urban District Auction Mart on Monday, when there was a large supply and good attendance. Twelve grand pedigree Ryeland ram lambs from the prize-winning flock of Mr. D. J. Thomas, Talachddu, Brecon, the winner of the first prize for the shearing ram at the Royaf Show, Cardiff, 1919, ranging from £ 4 4s. to 16 6s. Sixty fat cattle and 310 fat sheep and lambs were allocated and sold in accordance with the Live Stock Regulations. Fifty calves realised from f.2 to 9-5 apiece; 150 pigs were sold at good prices, ranging from 12 10s. to £ 5 10s.; P,8 12s. 6d. was paid for a breeding sow. Messrs. Evan Davies, J.P., Pistill- gwyn, and David Peters, 39, New Road, Llandilo, were the graders, and the super- grader Mr. Carter, of Newport. j The wedding took place at the Salem Methodist Chapel, New Road, Llandilo, on Wednesday, of Mr. David Michael, of New Mill, Milo, Llanfihangel-Aberbythick, and Miss Elizabeth Anne Fox, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Fox, of Vale View, Thomas Street, Llandilo. The bride, who was charmingly attired, was given away by her father, and was attended by her sister, Miss Agnes Mary Fox, as bridesmaid, while tne bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr. Rees Michael, as best man. The cere- mony was performed by the Rev. Lemuel Jones, the pastor. Miss Agnes Thomas, of Wellfield House, New Road, the organist of the chapel, presided at the organ. After the ceremony, the happy couple were the re- cipients of showers of confetti on emerging from the sacred edifice. They motored to the bride's home, where the wedding break- fast was partaken of in company of a large number of friends. Later in the day, they proceeded by tram to Birmingham, where the honeymoon will be spent.
LLANDOVERY. 1 Hand-made Lace and Hand-made Woollen Articles of every description at Lethby' s, near Station, Ammanford. The Llandovery County Intermediate School has fared most satisfactorily in the results recently to hand of the examination of the Central Welsh Board. The Welsh sec- tion of the school, of which the Rev. D. J. Howells is in charge, gained the maximum number of marks, viz., 100. In all the other sections the total number of marks gained was 91. This reflects great credit on the school and its staff. At a meeting of the Llandovery Branch of the N. U.R. on Sunday, presided over by the chairman (Councillor W. J. Esmond, J.P.), Mr. W. Williams, GlanceTi, New Road, was presented with a silver-mounted umbrella in recognition of his services as accompanist at the annual concerts in aid of the Widows and Orphans' Fund. The presentation was made by Mr. Phillip James, the oldest member of the branch, who, with the chairman, paid a tribute to the recipient.
Discharged Men's Notes. I
Discharged Men's Notes. I [By FRED THOMAS, Secretary Bit-Badge I League, Ammanford.] Very strange, but 'tis true, that since my silence very LuIe aotivity has been displayed at Amman,ford in our movement. It is per- fectly obvious—not that I begrudge it for a moment—that the bulk of the work falls upon the s houlders of the willing horse." I am, however, determined that the local Branch sb;¡ not fail; so, comrades, make every effort to a:¡cnd the geral meeting to be held on Monday evening at 7 o'clock at the Ivontes' Hail. The work of the East Carmartbenshire Dis- trict Council has occupied a good deal of my time of late, and now I have definitely arranged for the holding of a conference at Llandovery on the 11th October. Will all Branch Secretaries please note? On December 17th next we are holding a grand concert in aid of our funds, and several well-known artistes have been approached with a view of their participation. Also, I have to announce that several other important matters are under consideration. The East Carmarthenshire District Council has received an invitation to join the. Glamor- gan Divisional Council. I have but little doubt that the invitation ywill be accepted. The Cwmamman boys were well entertained on Saturday last by the local Peace Cele- brations Committee. We at Ammanford are waiting for a move to be made by the local Committee, or perhaps it will be advisable for us to make the necessary arrangements. I find that there is' more delay than ever in the awarding of pensions to disabled men. The Authorites appear to take matters coolly. It may be found necessary to wake them up.
Our Letter Box. l We wish our correspondents to kintllll state their opinions and give their facts as clearly and tersely as possible. Space is limited, and uihile We are desirous of gioing every- one an opportunity to air his views, we must as k for considerable curtailment in the communications.—ED. ]
LLANDOVERY PROFITEERING. I
LLANDOVERY PROFITEERING. To the Editor, Amman Valley Chronicle. Sir,-In your .issue of Thursday last, under the above heading, you state Member of the Town Council Fails to Substantiate His Charges. It is well that the public should know what transpired. On Friday night I received a letter inviting me to attend a Food Control meeting at 6.15 p.m. on Monday—a time most unsuitable for me, as I do not finish duty till 6 or 6.30 p.m., and sometimes later, which some of the members must have known. On the Monday afternoon I saw the Mayor and Mr. Handley, and told them I could not attend the meeting, and explained why; and I also remarked I required to be off on Thursday to attend an important Coun- cil meeting, and I could not ask. for leave twice in the same week for many reasons just at the present time. The Mayor and Mr. Handley replied, It is hardly any use our going up." Well," I said, why did you arrange a meeting without first knowing if 1 could attend or not, as business men should do? Also, there are other members who men- tioned profiteering as I did. Why were those members not invited; to attend. When those are asked to attend, I am prepared to explain the remarks I made at the Council meeting." —Yours, &c., R. THOMAS.
h —————————————————————————————— Cwmamman Urban Council The monthly meeting of the above Council! was held at Bethesda Vestry on Wednesday evening, when Mr. Arthur Williams, J.P., Chairman, presided. Others present were: Councillors Tom Morris, J.P., Wm. Roberts, John Jones, John Rees, Wm. Hay, W. Heal, | David Thomas, and David Davies; together with the Clerk (Mr. W. Martin Knoyle), the Medical Officer of Health, the Surveyor, and the Sanitary Inspector. RECEIVING ATTENTION. A letter was received from the proprietors of the Raven Colliery with regard to the abatement of the nuisance caused by the crushers, stating that the matter would be attended to forthwith. GRANT OF £ 225. The Surveyor reported that the retaining wall at Twyn was completed, and that a rant of 1225 had been allowed by the County Road Board Improvement Committee towards same. It was unanimously decided that the remain- in wall be built with stone and mortar, in- stead of dry walling as previously decided upon. WATER. Mr. Evans, Tir-Syr-Walter, appeared before the Council, and appealed to have the water service extended about 200 yards so that the seven houses that were only a short distance outside the urban area could be assured a supply. During the summer months they had been without a supply. The dis- trict was in the Llandilo Rural, and came under the ruling of that body. After hearing the application, which was very sympathetically received, it was decided to refer the matter to the next meeting of the Health and Roads Committee. NOT FAVOURABLE. I A letter was read from Mr. Carter, the Superintendent of the Great Western. Rail- way, with reference to a complaint lodged by the Council bearing upon the Glanamman and Gamant railway crossings, and requesting the Company to erect footbridges over same owing to the great danger, especially at the formar place, to the children attending school. It -was also stated that vehicles had to wait i:i some instances for over twenty minutes before they could pass, and inconvenience was caused to the medical men from the. dis- trict, who have been held up at the gates after being summoned to very urgent cases. The reply was not of a satisfactory nature, and the Clerk was instructed to write again, and if a favourable reply be not received, that the attention ofjj the Local Government Board be drawn to the matter. HOUSING. I The report of. the Housing Committee was submitted, and the Surveyor reported that only that day he had been inspecting suitable sites together with Mr. D. Ivor Lewis, of Cardiff, an official under the Housing Scheme. The Clerk pointed out that he could not get a satisfactory answer as to whether any expenditure incurred in connection with the Housing Scheme would interfere with the borrowing powers of the Council. Council for Tom Morris proposed that the Surveyor be directed to report on the scheme, and to ascertain the Council's position before taking any further action. The Surveyor promised to have a report ready in a week's time, and the Housing Committee decided to meet on the 1st prox. to go into the matter thoroughly. ESTIMATES. I The estimates for the half-year ending 31 March next were submitted and thoroughly I discussed. GENERAL DISTRICT RATE. 4 The Council unanimously recommended that the General District and Water Rates remain as at present, viz., 2s. 3d. in the £ and a Id. water rate, which compares most favourably with the majority of other places. DELEGATES. The delegates appointed to meet the officials of the Great Western and London and North Western Railway Companies regarding a better train service for the Valley, reported that they did not hold much hope for im- provement, but believed that it would be pos- sible to have a train between the 5.30 and 8". 30 p.m. trains. MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH'S REPORT. The newly-appointed Medical Officer of Health submitted his first monthly report, which was most favourable. Not a single death had occurred during the month. The Chairman expressed the hope that his future reports would be as favourable, and continue in' that direction.
!AMMANFORD STUDENT'S SUCCESS.
AMMANFORD STUDENT'S SUCCESS. We are pleased to announce that Miss Pansy Mavis Lewis, of the Amman Valley County School, has gained an Open Scholar- ship, tenable for 3 years, at the University College, Aberystwyth, where she intends starting next Tuesday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lewis, Bryn-Rhug. The pupils of the County School had a holiday on Wednesday, in honour of her success.
Forthcoming Events. ,
Forthcoming Events. Sept. 22-29.-Peniel, Pantyffynnon: United Mission. Sept. 28 & 29.-St. Michael's Church, Ammanford: Harvest Thanksgiving Services. Oct. 2 and 5.—English Cong. Church, Am- man ford: Harvest Thanksgiving Services. Oct. 5 & 6.—St. David's Church, Bettws: Harvest Thanksgiving Services. Oct. 12 & 13.-All Saints' Church, Amman- ford: Harvest Thanksgiving Services. Oct. 16, 17 & 18.—Public Hall, Gwaun- cae-gurweo: Grand Performances of Glaniad y Ffrancod yn Abergwaun." Oct. 18.—Church Room, Ammanford: Annual Eisteddfod. Oct. 22.-Rev. Tecwyn Evans at the Chris- tian Temple, Ammanford. Oct. 22.-Bethania, Glanamman: Grand Dramatic Recital by Llaethferch." Oct. 29.—Palace Theatre, Ammanford: High- class Concert. Dec. 6.-Peniel, Caerbryn: Grand Eistedd- fod. Dec. 15.-Palace Theatre, Ammanford: Grand Complimentary Concert to Mr. Geo. A, Thomas, L.L.C.M.
Ambulance Certificates. I DISTRIBUTION AT BRYNAMMAN. I At the Banwen Council Schools, Bryn- amman, a pleasant evening was spent by the Classes in Home Nursing and Ambulance work, taught by Dr. Jones, Argoed, Bryn- amman, during the 1918-19 session. Certifi- cates were distributed as follows:—Home Nursing (Class under the Glamorgan County Council): Misses S. H. Hopkin, Davies, H. Price, Sue Price, Beatrice Coles, Gwen Davies, Ceinwen Thomas, May Evans, Ann Davies. Ambulance (Glamorgan County Council): Messrs. S. T. Fokes, D. H. Williams, W. T. Davies (second year), G. H. Coles, Isaac Davies, W. Bartholomew, Gomer I. Davies, Jonah Jones (second year), Idris Evans, Morgan Morgans (second year), Charles Isaac, Danl. Williams, Elvet Jones, Evan iivans, Evan John Evans, Johnny Davies. St. John's Certificate: Messrs. S. T. Fokes, D. H. Williams, W. T. Davies, G. H. Coles, Gomer Davies, Idris Evans, Morgan Morgan, Charles Isaac, Danl. Williams, Elvet Jones, Evan Evans, Johnny Davies, Idris Jones (Ystradgynlais), John Griffiths (second year), Jonah Jones (gold medallion). Musical items were contributed by Mrs. (PC.) Jones, Miss Doris Jones, and Miss Marion Williams; recitation by Miss S. H. Hopkin; comic song, Mr. A. Mayers; penillion singing, Master Arthur Wyn Wil- liams. Mr. Griffith Morgan (headmaster) presided, and Mrs. (Dr.) Jones distributed the certificates.
T on 0 a ys Weather! No Need to Look at the Barometer or the Sky. In Sunshine, Rain or Storm, Wear "PELTINVAIN" Reliable Raincoats. The Smartest Rain- proofed Coats ever produced. Guaranteed against all weathers and to fit you faultlessly. Garfield Jones, THE SQUARE, AMMANFORD.
The Raleigh Cycle Company is now get- ting back into its stride after the long interval of war work, but even yet it is im- possible to comply with the public demand. For cyclists will have Raleighs if they can get them, and the reason is shown in a letter from the Rev. J. C. Church, of Bath, about his tI-year-old Raleigh: Though I have been a cyclist for 40 years I have never had such a sound machine, on which I feel I can always rely." It is the experienced cyclist who knows that the older a Raleigh gets the more it is appreciated.
GET RATIONED TO-DAY. (You must be Rationed by Saturday, sertember 27th). IF It's the Best In, all Groceries. and Provisions, We have it. A. R. REES & SON, I COMPTON HOUSE, t, High Street, Ammanford (Our only Address).