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Children's Eisteddfod

IDeath of Mr. J. T. Southall,…

I Knighton Soldier

Rhayader Tribunal. I

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ROADMEN FOR FARMS. BUILTH COUNCIL'S DISCUSSION. LEFT TO SURVEYOR. Mr T. Pugh (Wernfawr) presided at the last meeting of Builth Rural Council. A letter was read from Penbuallt Parish Coun- i cil, calling attention to the unsatisfactory condit- ion of a footpath leading to Glancwmddwr foot- j bridge. ■ The surveyor remarked that, if it had not 1/ecn for the high water in the river, he would have had the work done long ago, and it would npw be carried out as soon as possible. Mr Edward Owen moved the roadmen be re- leased for farm-work on April 17th. Farmers, he said, were face to face with a great shortage of labour. Last year they were anxious to get the services of the roadmen when they could. The chairman said he was anxious the roadmen should be released when they were required on the land, 'but whether they would be required as early as the date mentioned by Mr Owen was another question. Mr Isaac Thomas said he would be glad to know what the surveyor's opinion was on the matter. The surveyor said the council should let him have a man at his control for some period each week, so as to keep things going. He did not consider that it would matter very much at pre- sent if the men were taken off the road for six months or so during the summer. Mr S. G. Tulk asked if the council were pre- pared to give the men einployment on the road if they would not work on the farms'? The chairman understood that half the road- men had been taken off the road by Brecon Rural Council, but he wished to treat all the men alike. The surveyor favoured the suggestion of taking the men away for a certain time rather than to send some of them off altogether. Mr Joshua Price said the roadmen only worked half-a-day on Saturday, and, if they were to be employed on the road two days a week, Saturdays should not always be one of their days. Mr Rees Jones suggested the men should decide themselves when and where to work for the farmers. Mr Roger Evans remarked that the arrange- ments should be left in the hands of the surveyor. Mr J. Jones considered April 17th was rather too early for roadmen to be taken on farms, as, later on, the men who were now occupied on the farms would be called up. The chairman said he favoured the roadmen working their whole time with the farmers when they were wanted. The surveyor remarked that some of the men were not willing to work on farms, and if they would be allowed to work on the road all their time, they would not go on the farms at all. The matter was entrusted to the surveyor.


Rhayader Resignation.



ILate Mr Richard Morgan.I

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