0 HANBURY Electric" THEATRE, I BARG-QED. ✓ Enormous Extra Attractions. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, AUGUST 27th, 28th and 29th. William Fox presents JXJKTB CAPRICE In a Fox Wonder-Play in Five Parts, entitled Caprice of the Mountains • —— o—o—o—o—o Black Eyes and Blue. A grand funny Two-Reel Keystone Triangle. In Two Reels. And other Star Piotures. Enormous Extra Attractions!! Thursday, Friday A Saturday, AUGUST 30th, alst and SEPTEMBER 1st. THE LOST CHORD A magnificent Photoplay in 6 long Parts. Taken from the Famous Song. THE FRECn MILLINER A Two Reel funny Keystone Triangle. AN AEBlEL JOY RIDE A Fox Comic. In Two Reels. VICTOR KMOWLEI WILL SING AT EVERY PERFORMANCE.
QELLIQAER POOD CONTROL COMMITTEE. The chief topic of discussion at a special meeting of the Gelligaer Council on Tuesday, was the question of the establishment of a local Food Control Committee. Mr Edmund Jonee, J.P., presided, and there were also present, Messrs D. Hopkins (vice chairman), John Jones (Fochriw); John Jones (Bar- goed); Gus Jones, Ben Hughes, John Edwards, H. Brown, J. H. Charles, Sid- ney :Jones, Edward Richards, J..P., A. S. Williams, Jonah Evans, together with the Clerk, Mr F. T. James. The Cieik ,¿ at. the outset from the Pontlottyn Chamber of Trade, Gelligaer Trades and Labour Council, New Tredegar and District Co-operative Society, and the local Butchers' Associa- tion, who sought representation on the Food Control Committee. Mr James then read circulars issued by Lord Rhondda in connection with the scheme These showed that the Government had decided to entrust, local authorities with important duties in connection with the distribution, and prices of food stuffs, and with the maintenance of national economy in their consumption. Sup- plies must be conserved, and must be shared equally by rich and poor, and prices must be kept down," says Lord Rhondda. Experience suggested that most valuable savings both of foodstuffs and fuel may be secured by the establish- ment of central kitchens, and Lord Rhondda looked forward to the new committee to further this experiment under the guidance of the Ministry of Food. Lord Rhondda proposes to put into force as soon as possible a scheme for the better distribution of sugar, and is preparing a scheme for dealing with bread and meat. He also intends at an early date to ask the new committee to undertake special responsibilities in regard to the fixing of prices. The successful carrying out of the Govern- ment's food policy depends in a large measure on the invaluable co-operation which they (the local Authorities), are in a position to give. POWERS OF THE COMMITTEE.—The local Food Control Committee will have full power to act., and will communicate direct with the Ministry of Food. The first duty of the Committee will be to safeguard the interests of consumers. The Committee must include at least one representative of Labour and one woman. Full advantago should be taken of the experience and advice of representatives of Co-operative Societies and other traders, &c. The Chairman pointed out that the neighbouring authorities had already appointed their committees, Bedwas had appointed two ladies. Mr Edward Richards remarked that having regard to the recommendations in the circulars of the Ministry of Food, and also to the public criticism to which the Council had been subjected during the past eighteen months, re- specting the composition of the Naval and Military Committee, and for the purpose of obviating the necessity of appointing Sub-committees, the Council would do well by appointing the Food Control Committee1 in the following manner (they were limited to twelve):— One member each for five WardF, and two for Bargoed. That would give the Council a majority in membership on the Committee, and if they desired to appoint a member of the Council as chairman, that would give a further safeguard. Further, to allay any sus- picion about the impartial manner in which the committee will do its work, and be thought that it would be fair to all interests if they appointed one re- presentative from the Co-operative Society, one from the Retail Grocers' Association, one from the Bakers' Asso ciation, one from the Butchers' Associa- tion, and one lady. That would make twelve members, and would be a fairly true representative Committee of the variety of interests in the area. He moved that the Committee be formed on these lines :—Councillor Gus Jones seconded the proposition, which he thought an excellent one. Mr Sidney Jones desired to know in which o the groups did Mr Richards find tho representative of Labour p— Whether on the Council, or say the Co-operative Society.—Mr Richards said there were five direct Labour representatives on the council. He did not know whether the Bargoed Trades and Labour Council, or the Ministry of Food would think that an outside Labour man would do better than a Labour representative on the Council. So if they appointed one from the coun- cil, they would be doing quite right. He thought if they searched the whole area they would not find more efficient Labour representatives outside the council than they would inside it, and tut uhnu reason he did not think they should slight the Labour members of the Council by ignoring them and ap- pointing a specific member from outside. It was suggested that all interested were represented on the Council, but Mr Richards remarked he did not like the idea of confining the Committee to members of the Council, and it would be better to invite outside members. Mr Richards' motion that 7 members of the Council, representatives of the Society named, and one lady be ap- pointed as the Local Food Control Committee was carried. TIIG COMMITTEE—The Committee was appointed as follows :-Mr Ben Hughes, Pontlottyn, Mr H. Brown, Tirphil, Meswtrs. Edmund Jones and A.. S. Williams, Bargoed, Mr Sidney Jones, Hengoed, MrJ. H. Charles, Bedlinog, Mr John Jones (Fochriw), Deri, Mr Ben Edmunds, Gilfach Butchers Association, Mr John Pavne. Barcroed Bakers' Assn. Mr Alfred Davies, Cardiff Road, Bar- goed Co-Operative Society, Mr J. D. Jarman, Baroed Retail Grocers' Asso- ciation, Mrs (Dr) E. Davies, Hillside, Bargoed, was elected the Lady mein bseor. CHARACTERISTIC COMPLAINT.— Mr John Jones, (Bargoed) pointed out that the Committee included 3 repre- sentatives of Labour. This he suggested was not a fair representation of Labour and Labour would be quarrelling about it again. They had only 3 out of 7. The other members would represent various trade interests—Mr Gus Jones said the Co-Operative Society would re- present Labour-Mr B. Hughes did not think Mr John Jones' statement a fair one. They were all there as repre- sentatives of the district in general—Mr John Jones said he only made the state- ment to avoid grievance. Mr E. Rich- ards The instructions distinctly state that one or more Labour members and there are 3 on this Committee at any rate :—Mr Sidney Jones I claim to be a representative of Labour-Mr John Jones: Every member of the Council will say that. The first meeting of the Committee will be held on Tuesday next, at 5.15 p.m.
I BEDWELLTY DISTRICT COUNCIL. A special meeting of the members of the Bedwellty Urban Counoil was held at New Tredegar, on Tues- day, at which there were present Messrs Edgar Davies, J.P., W. O'Con- nor, J. Crew, S. Godwin, D. Jones, R. J. Jones, J. Tillott, W. J. Davies, Isaac Jones (vice chairman), with Mr F. G. Harris, deputy clerk Mr H. Hayes, accountant. In connection with the Food Con- trol Committee, appointed at the previous meeting, the Clerk reported that each member had accepted office with the exception of Mr Lane, who was selected on behalf of the Co- operative Society. He said that he understood Mr Lane was away on holidays, but, he pointed out, the return had to be completed by the 24th and forwarded to London. More- over, Mr Lane was a resident of Bar- goed and not in the Council's area.— Mr R. J. Jones said they eould not allow their scheme to be held up for the sake of one person.—Mr J. Crew thought they should appoint oat from ,r- .P N the grocery trade in the Sirhowy Valley.—Other members advocated the appointment of a butcher.— Finally, it was decided on a vote, that in the event of a satisfactory reply not being received from Mr Lane within the stipulated time, That Mr J. Jenkins, Argoed, be elected to the position. Fourteen applications were received for the appointment of rent collector. Ernest Jones, Phillipstown, being the only discharged soldier amongst the list, he was unanimously appointed. In accordance with a notice of motion by Mr John Crew, it was decided to appoint a committee to deal with the execution of works after the war, such as the erection of dwell- ings, etc. The committee appointed were, Councillors A. Thomas, J.P., J. Tillott, Isaao Jones, D. Jones, R. J. Jones, W. J. Davies, Edgar Davies J.P., J. Beaver, J. Crew, S. Godwin, W. O'Connor, J. Button. Mr J. Crew submitted a motion that in future no business be done at the Council meeting after 6.45 p.m. Considerable discussion took place upon this point, but finally the motion was adopted.
w* NEXT WEEK AT THE HAN- BURY THEATRE. At the popular Hanbury Electrio Theatre next week, Mr Victor Knowles, the respected manager, has secured a programme equal to the best he has yet secured. In the first half of the week there will be a great film, entitled Caprice of the Moun- tains." Black Eyes and Blue is another film of absorbing interest. For the second half of the week, the star film will be The Lost Chord," a most wonderful film. A number of other piotures will also be shown. Mr Victor Knowles will sing at each performance.
z- BEDWAS SUBALTERN'S UNIFORM. Before Judge Bryn Roberta at Merthyr County Court on Friday, Mr F. S. Simons (Messrs Simons, Smyth and Daniel, Merthyr), on behalf of Samuel Davies, tailor, Pontmorlais, claimed All lis. from Mrs M. A. Richards, Penywaun Farm, Bedwas, the value of uniform supplied by him to defendant's son, Seoond-Lieutenant J. T. Riohards, who is now serving in France. Plaintift said that after fitting on the uniform at his shop, Lieutenant Richards was apparently satisfied, and requested that it should be forwarded to his home, addressed to his mother. That was done, and the account was also sent to the mother, as was the custom. Some time later he had the uniform returned as a misfit," but he deolined to accept it. Lieutenant Richards, he added, was very particular about" the shade of khaki" be wanted, and a number of patterns had to be shown him. Mr Griffith Llewellyn (Messrs Gwilym James, Charles and Davies, Merthyr), for the defendant, submitted that Mrs Richards was not liable, and his Honour, holding that the order was not endorsed by defendant, non- suited the plaintiff.
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I A NEW TREDEGAR HERO. I The announcement of the death of Sergeant D. Price, D.C.M., New Tre- degar, has cast quite a gloom over the dist'ict, where his parents and widow are well-known residents. He joined the Welsh Regiment when 22 years ef age early in the war, and received early promotion. He was wounded on the Somme, and in Juno last won the D.C.M., but previous to wearing it be was shot through the head at M^ssines. Lieut, W. LI. Griffiths, his platoon commander, in a letter to Mrs. Price says, I cannot speak too highly of his great qualities as a sold- ier and a man." The deed of bravery for which the Distinguished Conduct Medal was awarded is thus recorded in the parchment signed by the Major General of his Division :—44 On the 7th June, 1917, at Wytchaete Ridge finding himself for a moment alone in front of a German dagoat, he entered it, although it was full of the enemy, and compelled them to surrender. He subsequently collected a party and led them against a maohine-gun posi- tiou." Two brothers, one in the Guards and a brother-in-law are serving. It should be stated that Sergeant Prioe worked as a miner at the P.D. Col- lieries, and was held in high esteem by bis fellow-workmen.
I BEDWELLTY REGISTRAR'S BONUS. At a meeting of the Bedwellty Board of Guardians on Wednesday, the Clerk read a letter from the Local Government Board stating Aat they knew of no legal authority for the payment of a war bonns to the regis- trars of births and deaths.—Mr W. Conway said that if there was no legal authority for the payment there was no legal authority for not paying a bonus. He moved that a war bonus of 25 per cent. on the fees of the registrars be paid for the period of the war.—Mr Sheehan seconded.—The Clerk stated that the fees were not paid by the Guardians. The payment of a bonus could not be made without the sanction of the Local Government Board.—It was decided to request the Local Government Board to sanction the bonus suggested by Mr Conway
:8. THE BRITHDIR ANNUAL EISTBDDFOD. Tho arrangements for the third annnal eisteddfod under the auspices of Penuel Calvinistio Methodist Ohnroh, Brithdir, are prooeeding apace. The gathering will be held at the Parish Hall, Bargoed, on Saturday November the 17th. An excellent programme has been arranged, the prinoipal event being a choral competition for mixed voices. The test piece is 11 Gair ein Daw," "The Word of. our God" (T. Hopkin Rvans, Neath) for the beat rendering of which a prize of £10 is offered. Having regard to the number of choirs in the surrounding district who have recently taken parrt in local eisteddfodau, with such an ex- cellent priae, there should be a keen competition. Other items include a children's choral competition, prize 93 the selested test being I sing because I love to tiog" (Pinsuti), a com- position well known to moat juvenile choirs. There are numerous solos and a champion solo (open) for which a prize of ;£ 1 10s is to be the award. Programmes will be ready shortly,and can be obtained from either of the Hon. Secretaries Mr J. Thomas, 2, The Villas, or Mr W. Williams, 12, Charles street, Brithdir.
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NEXT WEEK'S P.D. SPORTS. I The prospects for next week's sports in the Bargoed Park in con- nection with the P.D. Hospital, are most encouraging. A huge number of entries have already been received for the Sports, Horticulture, Fur and Feather, and the Baby departments, and the secretaries of the several sections are now very busy in com- piling these. Given a fine day, the I show should be a record one for this I deserving object.
TREDEGAR. I t The District Council at their last neeting, appointed the following to constitute the Local Food Control Committee :—Councillors W. Bosley, H. W. Morgan, A. Barrett, T. Jack- son, Watkin Lewis, T. M. Williams, S. Filer, T. Reynolds, Alderman T. J. Price, Messrs J. B. Angus and E. J. Watkins and Mrs Bosley. I
￼ FLEU-De-LI.s. I At Blackwood Police Court, on 1 Friday, nine Fleur-de-lis youths-were summoned for damaging a wall at Gellyhaf'Farm, Fleur-de-lis, to the extent of 910, the property of Herbert Stephens, farmer. Mr D. J. Treasure, Pengam, was for the prosecution. It was stated that the defendants pushed the wall down bodily for nine or ten yards and placed big coping stones in the roadway in the traok of vehicles. The lads were out practically the whole of the night, doing damage to property. They were each ordered to pay 92 7s costs and damages.
BLACKWOOD. I The death took place on Wednes- day, at Cefn Road, Blackwood, of the Rev. P. W. Hough, pastor of Jerus- salem Welsh Congregational Church. The reverend gentleman was 72 years of age and had been pastor of Jerus- alem Church for 18 years. Mr Hough, who was highly esteemed, was an ardent Welsh patriot. The funeral will take place on Monday next, leaving Blackwood with the 2.2 train for Cefn Cemetery. .—— :8: —————————
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I RHYMNEY. COMING EVENTs.-The B-ulah English Baptist Ch ir, c nducted by Mr. D. T. Williams, A. C., will give two performances at the Vic- toria Hall of the pretty operetta, A Holiday on the Sands," on Thursday and Friday evenings, September 13th and 14th. The performances will be given in full character. A few weeks later, the English Wesleyan Chapel Choir, under the direction of Miss Madge Thomas, will perform The Magic Key, another interesting operetta. The concert season in the town, therefore, promises to be a busy one.
IINGS THOUGHTFUL THE UNIVERSE. Can any man cast me out of the Uni. verse r He cannot: but whithersoever I may go, there will be the sun and the moon, and there the stars and visions and omens and communion with the gods.—Epictetus. TRUE ART OF LIFE. The true art of life is in the just recog- nition of its essential worth and the placing these values in proper relation to action, to the development of character and in casting aside the merely accidental as chaff, tin- v worthy of use. Devoting one's self con- scientiously and continuously to the propa- gation of essential things. Weakness, im- becility, is shown ever in disregarding the real values, and in spending strength, time, and opportunity, ju-t as a sort of joke to be laughed over and regarded inconsequential. ONE THING IS NEEDFUL. "One" thing is needful," said the world's greatest teacher to a certain well-meaning person, whose care of him and desire to pro- vide an ample fare stood in the way of real promotion and advancement in the fine art of real living. It is the chief business of life to k after those things which purify tlx* heart, elcvate the mind, clear the men- tal being with such conceptions of essential things as to eradicate it of all erroneous and misleading ideas, so as to give proper ratio of attention toward making good in the es- sential verities of bcing.-A. W. Armstrong. TO-DAY. Old yesterday is with the dead, To-morrow is as vet unborn To-day is all that livee and breathe@ Of glamour and of promise shorn. "1 was is but an old man's sigh "I will be is a dream, at best "I am alone is plain to view— "I am is manhood's vital test. The sun of yesterday is set. To-morrow's sun may never rise; The sun to-day, alone, is Your- But every moment westward flies. The day that was is now no more, The day to be has never been; To-day's the. crisis of your life, And on it must you lose or win. THINGS NOT NECESSARY. The greatest part of what we do or say being unnecessary, if a man takes this away he will have more leisure and less un- easiiiosis. Accnnlingh-. on every occasion a man should ask himself "Is this one of the unucccst-ary things?' Now a man should take away not only ulinecessary acte. but also unnecessary thought's, for thus super- fluous acts will" not follow after.-Marcus Aurelius. ———————————. V ENDURANCE. Existence may be borne, and the deep root Of life and sufferance make its firm abode In bare and desolated bosoms: mute The camel labours with the heaviest load, And the -,volf (I. 'es iri ;Ileiiec-not bestow'd In vain should such example be; if they, Things of ignoble or of savage mood, Endure and shrink not we of nobler clay May temper it to bear—it is but for a day. -Byron. SACRIFICE. Sacrifice is the secret of beauty, culture, and character. Selfishness eate sweetness from the singer's voice as rust eats the edge of a sword. St. Cecilia refused to lend the divine touch to lips <sb»eped in pleasure. He who sings for love of gold finds his voice becoming metallic. In art, the brush grows voluptuous it falte liko an angel from heaven." Fra Angelico refuses an invitation to the Pitti Palace, j choosing rather his crust and palate in the t ceil of the monastery. The artist gave his mornings to the poor, his evecings to his I cam a-\ But when the painter had. worn his life away in kindiv deeds. men found that the light divine had been transferred to the painter's canvas.—Newell Dwight j Hillis. paiiiter'g c aiavas -Newel l Dwight I j SELF-SATISFACTION. I The self-satisfied person who always j I kníWf: he could have done better than the one who wag present in time of some special I tro 1. 1 nr danger, is seldom the TXTpcn to I wh in anyone turns when help or advice is uee-Ied. Too Tii-,leh self-confidence has a way of awakening distrust in others, I d': _4- .¡