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I Rheumatism-Kidney Trouble.

I Knighton Guardians.1


Appeal Tribunal.


Appeal Tribunal. RADNORSHIRE CASES. A QUESTION OF STATURE. At the Radnorshire Appeal Tribunal on the 13th inst. there, were present Ald. C. C. Rogers (in the chair), Mrs C. C. Rogers, Messrs. W. M. Bavlis, W. Thomas, H. Duff Gordon, B. P. Lewis, J. O. Bufton ,J. Pryce, and T. H. Harris, with the clerk (Mr H. Vaughan Vaughan), the military representative (Mr E. H. Bevan). and the re- presentative of the Board of Agriculture (Mr J. R. Bache). Albert Pritchard (26), Xoyadd. Llandewy-fach, near Erwood, appealed on his own behalf, his temporary exemption having expired. Mr Bache gave strong support to the man's appeal, and the man stated that out of 33 acres, eleven were arable. His father had a farm, 136 acres, near by, and this son had to do the ploughing and give other help as his other son was an invalid, and had been rejected by the Army. Another son was on a farm on which there was a great deal of ploughed land. The appeal was dismissed by five votes to four. Mr E. Powell Careless, solicitor, applied on behalf of Alfred Davies Buft-on (21), employed by Mr Bufton, wheelwright, and smith, Hundred House. Mr Bufton, grandfather, said his business was entire- ly agricultural in its character, and covered an area of 10 or 12 miles. He formerly had five men, and this was the only man left. Since the last tribunal, he had advertised 15 times, but had failed to find a successor. The farmers had signed a petition in favour of his busi- ness being kept open. No exemption, but not to be called up till a substitute is available. On the application of Mr E. Powell Careless, condi- tional exemption was given to Theodore R. Gough; High Street. Llanrindod Wells, who is now employed on work of national importance at Nobels.' The military appealed against the Rhayader decision in the case of Joseph Evans (18), single, employed by Capt. Walsh, Llwynbarried, Rhayader. Capt. Walsh in reply to questions, said the farm was 40 acres, eight acres of which were ploughed. This man was. a horseman and agricultural labourer, and had only passed B 1. He also had a gardener (36). Evans had only been in his employ since November. No exemption, but not to be called up for a month. The military appealed against the Rhayader decision in the case of Henry Lewis (32), Rhosgoch, St. Harmon, who farm;, 213 acres of land with his uncle. About 14 j or 15 acres of land were ploughed, and the only other pe-r.on on the farm was only 15 years of age.—The uncle said that if his nephew was taken he should sell up. A substitute would be of no use to him as he was very deaf. It transpired that the man had not been medically examined and the tribunal strongly urged all appellants and respondents to undergo medical examination before coming to tribunals. Adjourned for medical examination. The military appealed against the Colwyn decision in the case of John Griffiths (22), employed by Mr Edward Lloyd (Noyadd, Rhulen), as a horseman and cowman. The farm was 135 acres and 35 acres ploughed. It transpired that the employer was himself of mili- ary age. No exemption, but not to he called up till May 1st. The military appealed against the Colwyn decision in the case of Thomas Stephen Thomas (30). employed by Mr Morgan Jones, Danycoed, Aberedw, who stated that the respondent was employed as an expert hedger and general farm worker on two farms (240 acres and 380 acres respectively. Thomas said he had passed Class A, and was married. He was quite willing to do ploughing or any other farm work. Mr Baehe said this was an exceptional case, and it was a mystery to him how these two farms could be carried on with the labour they had. The majority decided that there should be no exempt- ion. but that the man should not be called up till April 15th. The military appealed against the Xew Radnor decision in the case of William H. Bounds (23), single, employed by Mr John P. Price, Brynmellis. Hundred House, Builth. as waggoner. The farm was 280 acres, an 1 (J: this 25 acres was tillage. This was the only man he had. and lie could do any farm work and was willing to do so. X 0 exemption, but not to be called up till substitute is provided. The military appealed against the New Radnor decis- ion in the cae of Albert Jones (19), single, The Clog, Colva, and his emplover (Mr John James) said his farm was 206 acres (40 acres tillage). He had another man, but although lie had no exemption he had not been called up. If they took his two men, the tribunal must find him a job. The case was adjourned, and the tribunal expressed the view that if one man was left the other should go. Llandrindod Butcher Again. Messrs. Edward Hamer and Co.. butchers, Llandrindod Wells, made application for reconsideration of the case of Stephen Phillips, the manager of their Llandrnidod Wells branch, and asked for leave to appeal to the Cen- tral Tribunal on the grounds that Phillips was his buyer. Mr Bevan objected to the case being further gone into, submitting that there were no new facts, but several members of the tribunal took a different view. Mr Hamer said the farmers were prepared to send in a petition asking for Phillips to be allowed to re- main. but the chairman said other butchers were pre- pared to buy stock as well as Mr Hamer Mr Hamer said he had given three sons to the Army, and one had fallen, and Mr Phillips said he had five brother.- in the Army, and another expecting to be call- tA u P. Mr Baehe said he had received letters from influential farmers expressing the desire that this man should be kept in his present employment. Mr Hamer bought his beasts in Radnorshire. Mr Hamer paid £400- per week for beasts. in the summer ;and £ 250 per week in winter. By 5 votes to 4, it was decided to re-hear the case at the next tribunal. The military appealed against the New Radnor de- cision in the case of David Robert Watkins (18), single, Llanedw, and his father (Mr Thomas Watkins) appeared. He said he had 8 sons. 4 of military age, and one in the Army. Particulars were given of the employment of 'each of the sons of military age. His farm was 85 acres plus open hill. He proposed to plough 28 acres this year if he could keep this man. Xo exemption. In the following applications for renewal, the decis^ ions were as follows John Arthur Pritchard )21), em- ployed by Mr J. Meredith, The Gorse, Llansantffraed, no exemption but substitute to be provided; Sydney Ed- ward Morson (20), employed by Mr John Sheen, Llwyn- tudor, Glasewm, no exemption, but substitute to be pro- vided: John Hammond (22), employed by Mr Wm. Ham- monds, Llangoverus, Hundred House, no exemption, but substitute to be provided; Thomas Ivor Price (19), em- ployed by Mr W. P. Davies, Forest, Hundred House, con- ditional exemption: Evan James Price (21), employed by Mr J. Davies, Graig, Glasewm, no exemption, but substitute to be provided; Milwyn Davies (19), employed hy Mr James M. Jones, Vedw, Glascwm, temporary ex- emption till May 1st, with leave to appeal again. A Young Quaker. The military appealed against John Owen Jenkins (18). LUynmelyn, Penybont Station, and he wa.s represented by his father, Mr J. Owen Jenkins J.P. Examined by Mr Bevan, Mr Jenkins said he had two farms and one man on each farm. The respondent was working at Llwynmelyn, a farm of 100 acres. He in- tended to plough 30 acres. at.LlwynmE'lyn, and he hoped to plough 10 acres at Penybank, which was 150 acres. The man at Penybank was 38 years of age, and he took him from a hospital. His son was a member of the Society of Friends, and he had two sons in France serv- ing with the Friends' Ambulance Unit. If this boy was taken, it would he six men taken from the farm. The appeal was dismissed. This young man also ap- peals on conscientious grounds, but this has not been gone into by the Local or Appeal Tribtlnal yet. Penybont Hall Cases. The. military appealed against the Rhayader decis- ions in the eases of William Thomas Jones(37), married, one child, and Thomas Hamer (34), Greenfield, Peny- bont. both employed by Mrs Whitehead, Penybont Hall. Mr James Hamer (agent) appeared. Mr Bevan stated that the tribunal had asked for these two appeals to be brought up together Thomas flamer had passed Class A. Mr Hamer said the farm was 210 acres, but the men also had to work on the estate, which was over 10,000 acres. The men had to look after all the wire-fencing. His son had volunteered to join the Welsh Guards, but was medically rejected. Another son had joined since then. and the position was now different. Still, he would not ask the tribunal to send the married man and allow him to keep his son. W. T. Jones was given conditional exemption, and Thomas Hamer was refused, but he was not to be called up till April 1st. A Very Short Man. The military objected to the Rhayader decision in the case of Arthur Powell (19), Gilfaoh, Nantmel, waggoner. employed by Mr A. Lloyd. Asked as to the height of Arthur Powell, Mr Lloyd said lie was somewhere between 1 and 10 feet. (Laugh- ter.* He had a son of five, a little girl of three. and, with tht- missus, that was all the staff. (Laughter.) It transpired that the man in question was only 4ft. 10in.. and the appeal was dismissed. The next appeal was against Sidney Pugh (27), Great Castle, Rhayader district, who is employed by Mr Thomas Hugh Lewis, who said he had one man on the farm besides this one. but he was 68 years of age. He also had a boy of 16. The man appealed against wa his waggoner. His farm was 215 acres of crass and 47 acres arable. The old man was failing, and he had not alwavs sot him. The boy of 16 had poor eyesight, and could see a cow at a short distance.—No exemption, hut not to be called up till May 12th (final).

Builth Allotments. I

Late Mr J. R. James, Builth.


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Colwyn Rural Tribunal.