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I Gift to Brecon

THE "EXPRESS" DIARY.

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MR. SIDNEY ROBINSON, M.P.…

Ystradgynlais Outrage.

DIED AT ADEN. t

ISIR HOWELL DAYIES, M.P.

Fighting Near Aden.

Builth Guardians.

INew Alderman.I

HEREFORD MARKET.--I

FARMERS' COLUMN. I FARMER'…

I Notes and Notions. I 1

I Brecon Town Council.

IEbbw Vale Memorial Service.I

Boxing in War Time,

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ROTES AND IIOTtORS-Contlnued. Flag Day. Local Red Cross nurses propose to don their uniforms, and sell flags in the streets and public grounds, and that money obtained will be wholly devoted to the funds of the Red Cross Soc- iety in France. France has 700,000 wounded to deal with, and it will be obvious 'to all that this is taxing the capacity of our gallant Ally to the very utmost. The cause is a most deserving and urgent one, and is one that should commend itself to the generous support of all who are unable to shoulder the gun or render other war service. The profit and loss account of the National Provincial Bank for the half-year ended June 30th shows, including X24,538 brought forward, a balance of £ 160,340 available for dis- tribution (against £ 122,154). The board has de- clared a dividend for the past half-year at the rate of 10 per cent. per annum, less tax, the same as a year ago. The dividend absorbs zC67,187, leaving a balance of X93,153, out of which R40,000 has been credited to the rest or undivided profits, rising that fund to £ 500,000. £ 30,000 has been carried to a special reserve for depreciation in investments, and X23,153 has been carried forward. It is es- timiated that a depreciation in the investments, amounting to £104,500, will require to be dealt with. This has been more than covered by the total ( £ 105,000) of the sums derived from surplus profits since the beginning of the war, and which, over the past two half-years, have been carried to the rest and to the reserve fund (now set up). The new Ministry of Munitions finds in Leices- ter an armaments organisation of some importance. The local Munitions I:> Committee has now been for- mally constituted, and, in very short time, the out- put of munitions from the Leicester area will be an important one. The committee have been greatly helped in their work by Mr P. Handley (head of the Leicester Labour Bureau, and for- merly of Brecon), who, in the first instance, made valuable suggestions to the local engineers, and who has throughout been active in promoting the scheme in every way. Without exception the en- gineering' firms in the district, large and small, have shown a readiness to co-operate with the committee and place at their disposal any avail- able men and suitable machinery;, and to this fact is due the substantial advance already made with the scheme. The work has been supplemented in many other directions, including the manufac- ture of wicker cases for shells, and the local Muni- tion? Committee now consists of 10 representa- tives of employers and 10 representatives of labour. Councillor Sydney Gimson is to act as chairman, arnf Mr P. Handley (Labour Exchange) as secretary. V t • • N

MR. SIDNEY ROBINSON, M.P.…