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I RHYMNEY VALLEY MINERS' ASSOCIATION. I "SIX HOUR SHIFT." 'i A supplied report of the annual meeting of the Rhymney Valley dis- trict of miners, held at Bargoed on Saturday, staten that Mr Mark Enc- lish, New Tredegar, was elected i president in succession to Mr John f Hawkins, Bargoed. Mr John Jones, I Britannia Lodge, Pengam, was elected vice-president, and Councillor Ed- I mund Jones was re elected treasurer. Mr Levi T. Williams, senior auditor, submitted a report on the finances, and highly complimented Mr Albert Thomas, J.P., the secretary, and Mr Edmund Jones, the treasurer, on the way in which the accounts had been kept. Reporting on the Southport Con- ference, Mr Albert Thomas said it had been decided to arrange to bring the six-hours shift into operation within two months.—Mr Walter Lewis, J.P. (the agent), reported that coal production by machinery such as conveyors and ooal euttir g machinery was becoming a most im- portant question, and unless very carefully handled would cause serious industrial trouble, as the introduction of machinery made it impossible to arrange satisfactory piece-work prices. Generally speaking, under this method the workman largely lost his identity and beoame simply a upit in a crowd, whereas under the old methods of working he preserved his identity in his own working place. In his opinion the only way to pre- vent industrial trouble under this system was to introduce a day wage universally where machinery was used. The meeting passed a resolu- tion to this effect, and decided to forward it to the Central Executive Council. The question of reinstating demobilised soldier miners had caused acute difficulty at Bargoed Colliery. The Management, a fortnight ago, gave notices indiscriminately to all the men who entered the colliery since the outbreak of war, regardless of whether they were pre-war miners or pest-war miners. In a large num- ber of cases men who had received notices were men who had merely removed from other collieries, and were clearly pre-war miners. To get these men back to the pits where they were engaged in pre-war days might mean many shifts, and in some oases would mean the shifting of the home. The workmen were setting their faces against this, and passed an important resolution thereon at a recent special meeting. The Agent reported that at the Elliot Pits there' were fire or six seams being worked, but only with one or two had the miners anything to do as contracting parties in regard I to a price list. The prices in vague were simply those in existence at the New Tredegar Collieries, to which the Elliot men were not parties. The matter had been before the Con- ciliation Board, who had refused to appoint an arbitrator, and the matter was referred to the Coal Controller. He had been to London twice during the last month, and was going again during the eoming week in order to try to effect a settlement.
I BEOWELLTY COUNCIL. I The ordinary meeting of the Bed- wellty District Ccmncil was held at New Tredegar on xtesdaj, Mr Isaac Jones, J.P., in the ehair. I The question of repairing stop-tap coverings in the pavements was under consideration, and the liability for repair and damage argued. It was concluded on the one hand that the stop-taps were the property of the Rhymney and Aber Company, who, it was stated, were responsible for the service until it entered the owners' premises. Another contention was that as the pavements were repairable by the council, the council was liable. —Finally it was decided to write the Bhymney and Aber Co. on the matter. The Surveyor presented an exhaus- tive report upon the working of the Refuse Destfrmctor at Aberdare, and the bye-products arising therefrom, including an electric lighting plant. The Accountant (Mr H. Ha es) reported that the treasurer had drawn his attention to the abnormal over- draft of the council.—It was pointed out that this financial position bad arisen owing to making a rate too low to meet the demands, and also to the increase in wages, Which was aot fore- see* when tfce last pm-pi was issued. It was decided that the Chairman and Accountant should interview the bank manager. An application for a further increase in wages of 5s. Der week, making a total advance of 30s. per week on pre- war rates was recei ved from the Municipal Authorities Employees' Association on behalf of its members, It was resolved to consider the mat- ter at a special meeting. Mr Edgar Davies reported upon an interview which be had had with Mr R. Rutherford, J.P., in reference to i-iome complaints at Pengam. Mr Rutherford promised to have the com- plaint regarding the burning tip attended to immediately, and also to arrange that wagons should not be placed over the poblic crossing. With regard to the latter he expressed regret that there was not a better road made by the oouaoil for the nse of the people. »
NEW BONDS ON FEB- I RUARY I At. The Treasury give notice that on and after February 1st next subscrip- tions will be received for a new series of National War Bonds. The new bonds will not cafcry any rights of conversion into past' or future war loans, and the issue of seven year bonds will be discontinued. The new issue will be 5 per Cent. Bonds, subject to income tax, for five and ten years, and four per Cent, (income tax compounded) Bonds for ten years. As in the case of the last series, the issue price of the 5 per Cent. Bonds will be at par, and that of the four per Cent. Bonds 101;. The five-year per Cent. Bonds will be redeemed at 101 and the ten-year at 105. The four per Cent. Bonds will be redeemed at par. Previous war issues which have the right of conversion into future long-date loans, issued for the pur- poses of the present war, will be con- vertible into the ten-year Bonds of this issue. To meet the requirements of subscribers it is proposed to intro- duce, in additioa to the existing forms, a new form in the shape of a regis- tered coupon bond. The new bond, like the registered transfer by deed bond, will be transferable by deed only, but dividends will be paid by means of coupons attached to the register certificate from which income tax will be deducted.
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AMBULANCE WORK OF THE WELSH PRIORY. A meeting of the Ambulanee Com- mittee of tht Welsh Priory of the Order of St. John was held at the Priory Roome, the Law Courts, Cardiff, on Monday, the Bight Hon. Thomas Riohsrdso M.P., presiding. The report of the Motor Transport Committee was adepted, and it was decided to place ambulance. cars at Llanbradacb, Pontypridd, Brigdend, and Llanelly. Additional cars will be placed in other parts of the coal- field at an early date. On the recommendation of the acting superior, Sir Owen Phillipps, the committee made the following appointments on the headquarter's staff :-Lady superintendent-in-chief for Wales, the Countess of Plymouth; lady superintendent for Wales, the Hon. Violet Douglas-Pennant; deputy lady superintendent for Wales, Mrs Herbert Lewis. A scheme for the reorganisation of the brigade in Wales was approved, and a new division was registered at Clydaoh Vale. ——-— ————
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I OUR KING BEREAVED. I We regret to announce that Prince John, the youngest child of our beloved King and Queen, died on Saturday at Sandringham. He was 131 years of age, and had been sub- ject to epilepsy since childhood. The young Prince was resting in bed after an epileptic seizure, and passed away in his sleep. Their Majesties and the members of the Royal Family are greatly shocked at Prince John's death, I although such an event was not altogether unexpected. I
RHYMNEY VALLEY RATE- I PAYER'S QUANDARY. A SERIOUS POSITION. I The ratepayer will have to pay." One additional expense following upon another in municipal life as well as private affairs is rapidly bringing things to a serious crisis. The cus- tom demand for increased wages which crop up periodically at each authority combined with other charges demand a cry for a halt. One of the most serious of these additional charges which has effected the rate- payer of the Rhymney Valley author- ities was that which cropped up at the Rhymney Valley Sewerage Board on Wednesday at Hengoed, County County Councillor John Evans, M.E., Abertysswg, in the chair. The matter under review was an application from Messrs Barnes Chaplin A 00., the contractors for the No. 3 Contract for an additional war bonus to their contract price. It transpired in the course of the dis- cussion that the Board had already granted a 20 per cent. advance upon ÜI8 souWA friee It usA the &A- ditional charges due to itcreased cost of material, wages, etc. This had been paid upon several, thousand pounds of work done. They now asked for a further 55 per cent. in- crease plus the 20 per cent. already granted. Thoy asked that this be paid on the unexpired portion of the contract amounting to about 132,142. The contractors stated that the wages of thejabourers bad increased from 6dper hour upon which rate the contract was fixed to Is. 3d. per hour.
DANGERS OF THE MINB. H.M. INSPECTOR'S APPEAL. The annual meeting of the Mon- mouthshire Association of Stodenta of the South Wales Institute of Engineers was held at the School of Mines, Ornmlin, on Saturday. Mr J. Dobble. the retiring president, said he looked forward with confidence to a great increase in the usefulness of the Association. The new president, Mr T, Greenland Davies, H.M. Inspector of Mines, in his presidential address expounded "The law as applied to Coal Mines." He said the Ion of I life in coal mines was still far too high and there was much work for them in í trying to reduce it. The danger from coal dut. remained arery real one, and the loss of life on haulage roads, and from falllt of roof and sides, was still appalling. He appealed to the students to make tqe best use of their chances both for themselves and for I the honour of the South Wales School of Mines and the South Wales Insti- tute of Engineers.
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