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AMMANFORD. I Madam Bessie Morris was the win- ner of the champion solo at the eistedd- fod held at Tumble on Saturday last; whilst Miss Biodwen Thomas, Heol Las, captured the prize in the contralto solo competition. We are pleased to learn that Ald. W. N. Jones has sufficiently recovered from the effects oi his recent accident to be able to attend to his public duties again. A match was run off on the Recrea- tion Ground on Saturday between Wyndham Davies and Dai Morgan, both local lads, for a purse of 150. The former was an easy winner. A collision occurred in College Street on Thursday evening last between two motor cyclists. Both riders were thrown heavily, but escaped with slight bruises. A good deal of damage was done to the machines. Thanksgiving services Were held at St. Michael's Church on Sunday and Monday evening last. The clergy for the occasion were the Rev. Griffith Jones, B.A., vicar of Caio, and the Rev. J. D. Timothy, vicar of Conwil Elvet. Eloquent addresses were delivered at each service, and beauti- ful decorations were noted. The annual preaching services were held at the Noddfa Baptist Chapel, Garnswllt, on Sunday and Monday evening last. At Ebenezer Church, on Sunday last, special preaching services I were held by the English Baptist cause. In the absence of the Rev. Ifoff H. James, Sketty, the pastor, the Rev. Havelock Roderick, preached eloquent sermons. At the Christian Temple, on Tues- day evening, a reception was accorded to Mr. Willie Davies, Quay Street, who recently was demobilised from the Forces after considerable service in Salonica and elsewhere. The Rev. D. Tegfan Davies presided, and dealt on the sterling qualities of the re- cipient. During the evening, solos and recitations were given by Mr. Brinley Jones, Mr. Ted Davies, Mr. V. w. Lloyd (High Street), Mr. Henry Jenkins, and Miss Louisa Davies. A reception concert was held at Bethany recently, when four local lads were presented with the usual gifts from the church members. The recipients were Messrs. D. R. Davies, Quay Street; J. R. Evans, 19, Quay Street; Gwilym Francis, Pantyffynnon; and Rees Jones, Margaret Street. The Rev. W. Nantlais Williams (pastor) pleaded. A capital programme had been arranged for the occasion, to which the following contributed :—Mr. Joshua Matthews, Miss Enid Williams, Mr. Gwilym Williams, Mr. Vincent Jones, and Mrs. Morley Lewis. Appro- priate verses were read by Mr. Waters, and addresses delivered by the respected pastor and others.
CWMTWRCH. I During the week-end, damage to the 3 0 an d fL40 was extent of between £30 and £40 was caused by fire to a rick of hay belong- ing to Mr. John Isaac Williams, Cwtch Farm, Rhiwfawr.
GARNANT. I Omission.L. The name of Miss Lizzie James was inadvertently omitted from the list of artistes who kindly enter- tained at the presentation meeting to Mr. J. Morgan, L.L.C.M. Her items were heartily applauded, and! she sus- tained her high reputation as one of the leading contraltos of the Valley.
LLANDOVERY. I At the chair eisteddfod under the auspices of the Llandovery Branch of the Discharged Sailors' and Soldiers' Federation, the chief awards were:— Mixed choir: Divided between Cwm- dwr, Halfway, Breconshire, and Tre- castle United. Male voice: Rhandir- mwyn. Champion solo: Divided be- tween Llinos Brydan and Madame Esther Cooper. Champion recitation: 1, Mr. D. Matthews, Pontardulais; 2, Miss Jane Thomas, Llandovery. Winner of the chair: Rev. D. J. Howells, Llandovery.
Forthcoming Events. [All forthcoming events which are adver- tised in the Chronicle, or for which printing is done at our Works in Quay Street, Amman- ford, will be included in the following Ust.] Oct. 2 and 5.—English Cong. Church, Am- manford: Harvest Thanksgiving. Services. Oct. 5 & 6.St. David's Church, Bettws: Harvest Thanksgiving Services. Oct. 12 & H.-All Saints' Church, I Amman- ford: Harvest Thanksgiving Services. Oct. 16. 17 & 18.-Public Hall, Gwaun- cae-gurwen: Grand Performances of Glaniad y Ffrancod yn Abergwaun." Oct. 18.-Chuirch Room, Ammanford: Annual Eisteddfod. Oct. 22.-Rev. Tecwyn Evans at the Chris- tian Temple, Ammanford. Oct. 22.-Bethan:ia, 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.
I Grand Orchestral Concert. The little village of Bettws has pro- duced to the musical world talent beyond comparison. Headed by that stalwart of Welsh musicians, Mr. Geo. A. Thomas, a superior combination of musicians has been brought to the lime- light. Even several of our public men admitted that they were unaware of the existence of so classical a Society. Ammanford has done much in the past to attain the highest pinnacle in the ladder of fame. Its proud musical pos- sessions are beyond estimation. Suc- cess after success is the result of hard and strenuous training. On Wednes- day evening, the Bettws Orchestral Society presented to the people of Ammanford a rare and unique treat. It would be well, in the first place, to bring before the public the names of the different performers in this grand selection. The conductor, Mr. Geo. A. Thomas, L.L.C.M., who is shortly leaving the place for a course of train- ing at the Cardiff University College, has been responsible for the tutoring of the Society. His keen and alert ear for music has enabled him to choose wisely and rightly, and to-day the band stands as the symbol or perseverance. The first violi ists are Messrs. W. Stanley Evans (leader), T. J. Bowen, Edison Price, Horatio Jenkins, Frank Jones, W. E. George, D. Griffiths, Ernest Williams, and Miss Alethea Baglow; second violins, Messrs. J. Emlyn Thomas (leader) Bernard Fletcher, Arthur Davies, Harold Fox, W. Arthur Thomas, and W. Fay; violas, Messrs. J. Jones Thomas, Jack Morgan, and D. Morgan; 'cellos, Messrs. Maldlwyp Williams, Owen Madden, and D. J. Rees; contra bass, Mr. Idris Jones; flute, Mr. Herbert Morgan; piccolo, Mr. David Morris; oboe, Mr. Herbert Rees; clarinets, Messrs. W. A. Palmer and D. Evans; cornets,, Messrs. David Williams and George Davies; trombones, Messrs. Rowland Roberts and D. J. Davies; euphonium, Mr. Ben Davies; drums, cymbals and triangle, Mr. W. Johnson; piano, Miss Ceinwen Williams; organ. Mr. T. Thomas. At the outset, Mr. Jno. Lewis, J.P., Bryn-Rhug, said that he was sorry to announce the absence of the well- known musician, Col. Lloyd Harries, Llwynddewi, Llangadock, who had promised to preside that evening. Un- fortunately, he was indisposed and suffering from an attack of bronchitis. He (Mr. Lewis) would be very pleased to try to fill the place of the Colonel, who was well known locally, and whose services as a musician were greatly appreciated in the Valley. He felt proud to have the opportunity of presenting his admiration for orches- tralism, which had reached a high stan- dard of success in the district. There was one other important announcement, and that was to express the regret of the committee for the absence of Madam Laura Evans-Williams. They were living now in abnormal times, and ,it had been a matter of impossibility for this renowned vocalist to reach there that evening. However, the committee had been successful in securing the ser- vices, of the gifted Welsh soprano, Madam Bessie Morris, who no doubt would make an ideal substitute. (Ap- plause). The Orchestra opened the proceedings by the playing of one of 1 n I I J. F. Sousa's famous marches, entitled Libetry Ball." It can well be described as a swinging march in Sousa's characteristic style. The audi- ence during this rendition was held absolutely spellbound. The perfect harmony and the excellent combination was a feature. Every performer con- tributed his share to the production, and did justice to the respective parts allocated each individual player. Mr. T. J. Bowen next contributed a violin solo. It is but a week or so that we commented on the abilities of this local player. Despite the fact that he is engaged underground and accustomed to hard work, which naturally affects the hands, his performance was superb. His manipulation was exceptional, and the intricacies of the masterpiece selected appeared to be a matter of ease. We little wonder that so much agitation has been created in the past on the laxity of musical lovers, who neglect the very existence of wonderful talent in their very midst. He played Wieniawski's Hejou Kati." The veteran basso, Mr. Morlais Evans, fol- lowed with the rendering of The Desert." This old warrior is as fresh and bright as ever, and his performance on the whole was worthily applauded. The Orchestra again came' forward, amidst great applause, and gave the intermezo, The Valley of Poppies." It is a cliarming piece of music in the light style by Ancliffe, and is full of pretty effects. Here again the Orc h es- tra excelled itself. The Bridge of Sighs, a contribution by our local able elocutionist, Mr. T. Gibbon Davies, was well received. Fresh from her recent victories, Madam Bessie Morris received a magnificent ovation. Her rendering of Titania created an impression, and her charming voice simply enraptured the audience. So great was the appreciation that she had to respond. The Orchestra concluded the first part of the programme by the playing of the overture, II Tancredi" by Rossini. This is one of Rossini' s most popular overtures. The majestic opening made by the Orchestra was followed by an allegro movement, which abounded with bravura passages I' from the full band. At this stage of the proceedings Mr. John Lewis paid a glowing tribute to the capabilities of Mr. Geo. Thomas, the conductor. He congratulated him upon the fine performance of the Orchestra. He now realised the won- derful talent that was in the conductor. He had come in contact with him before, when only his (Mr. Thomas') head was to be seen above the piano. That evening he had become more than a player in his (Mr. Lewis') estimation. He had proved himself to be one of the modern orchestral geniuses. (Ap- plause) The players also deserved credit. Their playing appeared to him as electric touches. There was an object in the constitution of the Society, and it was for the people of Amman- ford to see that that object was carried out. They would, by supporting the Orchestra, be bringing to the front the talent in the place. He should like to see it accompany every. public perform- ance in the place. They were aware I that Mr. Thomas was going to leave, but he was assured that the Orchestra would carry on sounder and stronger than ever. He expressed the hope that Mr. Thomas would return with the laurels he anticipated. Ammanford could go ahead in the musical world, and make use of its singers and its Orchestra. By the goodwill of the public, more support than ever would be given to the advancement of our local talent. (Applause). The Orchestra then played a pretty valse, entitled Nights of Gladness," another item from the pen of Ancliffe, who is recognised as one of the best modern exponents of this class of music. Mr. Morlais Evails followed with the masterpiece, The Mighty Deep," by Jude. He was encored. Mr. Maldwyn Williams made his debut as a celloist to the Ammanford public. Here again the ovation was wonderful. He played one of Elgar's famous compositions, Salut d'Amour." His beautiful tone, perfect in the sense of the word, displayed a further proof of the pre- sence ef a local genius. The Orches- tra again received a rousing reception, and gave the overture, Orphee aux Enfers (Offenbach). This descrip- tive overture by the composer of the Tales of Hoffman had a massive opening, at the end of which occurred a beautiful cadenza by the clarinet. The oboe led by means of a few bars of charming melody into the .Lento movement. The cello also became prominent. After the Allegro Vivace, the strings in unison became a magnifi- cent cadenza of violins, which intro- duced the Allegretto. The strings, wood-wind and triangle announced the opening of the final movement, the climax of which was reached when the brasses took up the theme. Mr. T. Gibbon Davies met with equal success on his reciting T. E. Nicholas' ode, Gweriniaeth y Bardd." Mr. David Williams followed with a comet solo, entitled Killarney," and was accom- panied by the Orchestra. Madam Bessie Morris again came to the fore, and her fine selection was highly com- mented upon. She received an encore. The Orchestra next played the quick- step, Mount Atla,' considered to be one of the most vigorous by that famous writer of marches, Southwell. The proceedings terminated with the rendering of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" and God save the King," Madam Bessie Morris taking the solos.
THE STRIKE. THURSDAY MORNING. "lhe transport deputation was re- ceived by the Premier, Sir R. Home, Sir D. Shackleton, and Mr. Barnes last evening. The G. W. R. train from Cardiff to Swansea left Swansea on the return journey at 3.46 yesterday afternoon. Despite the railway strike, the Swan- sea Association Team will fulfil their Southern League engagement at London against Queen's Park Rangers, the club, after recieving instructions from the Southern League, having made arrangements to make the journey by motor on Friday morning. The National Union of Vehicle Workers Have issued an order to its members not to touch railway work of any description, including food supplies. The Ministry of Food announces that there is flour reserve for two or three weeks, and that ample supplies of mar- garine are good. The South Wales railwaymen issue a manifesto, in which it is said;—" The men applied for the setting up of a standard rate of pay, based on the pre- sent maximum rate of each grade, plus the present war wage (which has already been conceded to the loco- motive men). The Government offered 100 per cent. increase on the pre-war standard wage of each grade when the cost of living reached 110 per cent. above pre-war prices." There are 800 trains reported to be running in various parts. The cigarette and pipe smokers are, we are afraid, going to feel the effects of the railway strike in a very short time, as no supplies are arriving at Ammanford. On Thursday morning, our representative was informed by a well-known Ammanford tobacconist that no fresh stocks were coming in, and they were entirely dependent on the stocks in hand. 4 t A Lampeter correspondent of the South Wales Daily News says the West Wales public express the hope that the Government will remain firm. Cattle and sheep bought at local marts were walked to Llanelly and Swansea for slaughtering, this being reminiscent of pre-railway days. Many engine-drivers and firemen, signalmen and guards have returned to work on the North British Railway. Nearly 200 trains were run on the G.W.R. system main line. Demobilised men marched from Manchester to London, and will be received by the King to-day. No decision was arrived at in Mon- day night' s meeting of the Transport Workers Federation, owing to the fact that the members from the provinces were unable to attend, and it is under- stood that a further meeting will be held to-iday (Tuesday ) Exciting scenes were witnessed at a meeting of railwaymen held on the beach at Aberystwyth. The meeting was held to present the railwaymen's side of the case, but such strong opposi- tion was shown that the meeting broke up in disorder. IN GENERAL. I There was no performance at the Grand Theatre, Swansea, on Monday night. Two motor-cars were used to convey the witnesses to the Police Court at Ammanford on Monday. A large number of Ammanfordians journeyed to Llandilo Fair on Monday by motor char-a-banc. The Wernos and the Rhos Col- lieries are the only two local collieries working. The Tirydail, as well as the Bettws and Pontyffynnon workers, were sent back on Monday. As much as 3d. per copy was offered for evening papers on Saturday night. The Llandebie quarrymen ceased work on Monday. An appeal for transport workers has been issued at Ammanford. The meeting arranged to be held under the auspices of the Trades and Labour Council on Sunday evening was abandoned on account of the strike. Some of the clerks engaged in busi- ness establishments at Llandilo and Amman f/wd journey to and fro on bicycles. The Soccer Club are unable to pro- cure a conveyance for Saturday. They are due to play Ystalyfera. The local Rugby Club journeyed to Llangennech by a motor lorry on Saturday. They were 31 in number.
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Government's Scheme for Out of Works. The Ministry of Labour made an important announcement relative to the out-of-work donation. The Govern- ment have arrived at the decision:— First, that the full claims of ex- Service men to the donation cannot, even under these conditions, be inter- rupted, and, Secondly, that hardship would be inflicted upon many of the civilian population if at this time of con- fusion, and before the upheaval of war had subsided, they were cut off by no fault of their own from all means of support. They have, therefore, resolved to continue the payment of out-of-work donation, but with certain modifica- tions:— 1.—Ex-Service men, whether their claim to out-of-work donation became operative before or after the commence- ment of the railway strike, will be paid the full amount of donation to which they are entitled in accordance with the existing scheme. 2.—All persons actually claiming out-of-work donation immediately before the commencement of the rail- way strike, and who are continuously unemployed during the strike, will be paid out-of-work donation at the ordi- nary rate and according to the ordinary rules. CIVILIANS THROWN OUT OF I EMPLOYMENT. | 3.—All civilians thrown out of em- ployment after the commencement of the railway strike, provided that they them- selves are not on strike, nor identified with the strikers either through working in the same establishments or being members of any organisations giving active support to the strike, will receive the donation at the following rates:— Married men and widowers with a child or children under 15, 25s. weekly. Single men or widowers with no children under 15, 15s. Women. 12s. Boys, between 15 and 18, 7s. 6d. Girls between 15 and 18, 6s. Any donation -paid at these special fates during the continuance of the strike will be in place of the donation payable under the ordinary scheme. 4.—It is one of the conditions of receipt of out-of-work donation that there is no suitable employment avail- able during the continuance of the pre- sent strike. Suitable employment in the cases of people fit to undertake it will be held to cover the giving of assistance other than on the railways in the distri- bution of food and fuel and rendering necessary services in connection with. the administration of public health. I EMPLOYERS' CO-OPERATION In view of the very large numbers involved, it is obviously impracticable for payment of the donation to be made at the employment exchanges to all workpeople unemployed. This diffi- culty can be overcome if emjloyers generally will undertake to pay the donation on behalf of the Government to workpeople entitled to it who be- come unemployed after the commence- ment of the railway strike.
I Teams far Saturday. Secretaries are invited to send a list of teams, to reach this office by Wed- nesday morning, for insertion the same week. Ammanford Association Club v. Ystalyfera. At Ystalyfera. Team will leace Ammanford Square at 2 o'clock. Team: Goal, T. Jones; full-backs, B. Thomas and J. Morgan; half-backs, E. Brinkworth, W. Hughes, and Popple; forwards, 1. Thomas, T. Twist (cap- tain), C. Rees, Parrot, and Reming- ton. Ammanford v. Skewen (Rugby). At Ammanford. Team: Full-back, Will Griffiths; three-quarter backs, Abe Rosser, Jack Williams, Jack Lewis, and Dan Thomas; half-backs, Abbott Griffiths and Bob Rosser; forwards (selected from) Frank Davies, W. G. Evans, Jim Richards, Roger Barrett, T. Thomas, Cecil Isaac, Gwilym Morgan, Dan Richards, Sidney Davies, Wat Jones, and Jack Rees.
I THE PALACE, AMMANFORD. For next week, the management at the Palace have secured the services of one of London' s leading dramatic com- panies. Headed by Mr. Fred Osmond and Miss Lily Harold, an attractive programme is to be presented. For the early part of the week The Curse of the Black Pearl" will be staged, and for the remainder of the week the great masterpiece, East Lynne," is billed.
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