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PLOUGHING ON! SUNDAYS. j I APPEAL BY 81%AkNSEA I i UHUhCHc:?. ALLOTMENTS COMMITTEE'S VIEWS. At the Swansea Allotments Committee on Monday, Mr. J. H. Lee (chairman) pre- siding, the following letter, signed by the rtev. W. Talbot Rice (vicar). Rev. G. Penau Griffiths (Welsh Free CJaurer. Council), and the Rev. W. F. Knight (.English tree Church Council), and addressed to the Mayor (Aid. David Davies), was read :— Worship,—It has come to our hear- ing that at next Monday's meeting of the Allotments Committee ui the Swansea is being put for- ward that the work of ploughing the laiul shall be done chiefly on Sundays. We do hope that the rumour will prove to be un- founded, as \ve are convinced that if such p. suggestion is put into action, it will cause distress to a largo section of the com- munity. We fully realise that in a. time of war many things are allowed to happen which would not be thought of under ordi- nary circumstances. But surely ploughing the land on Sundays does not come under this head. There are other days besides the Christian Sabbath when it can be done. We therefore beg to appeal, through your Worship, to the AUotmfnts ComniMtee to defeat a proposal which, if pressed, will violate the sa.cred convictions of many who have taken or contemplate taking holdings, besides, by the opposition which will be aroused, constituting a menace to the suc- cess of what ie in itself a splendid patriotic sdheme. It is our privilege to send you this appeal on behalf of the Christian com- munity of Swansea, and in the interests of the higher life of the iiat;oii.-We are. etc. Aid. Miles: Has there been any sugges- tion of the kind, Mr. Chairman? Chairman's Remark. The (4)airn#an said that he had no know- ledge ofi it, and lie did not know where the writers had got their information from. He would say at once that if there wa.s any necessity for it for the food of the people, he would plough at any hour of the day or night. Aid. Miies moved that the committee had 110 intention of ploughing un Sundays. The Tc-wn Clerk said that that was the reply to be sent. The Chairman agreed that there was no such intention for the present. Mr. Parker asked if allotment holders were working on Sundays. The Chairman Not with the authority Mr. R. Buck land: There's nothing to prevent them. Mr. all agreed, but said they could r\-i>v«ss a.n oninion Left to Individual donscience. Mr. H. S. Cook said tnat at -SKet-ty they had discussed the ffdestioa, and they de- cided to make no rule as to Sunday work but to leave it to the holders' individual conscience. At the same time he had spoken to many of the men on the subject, and he found they were practically unani- mous against working on Sundays. He did not think, as far as the Sketty allotments went, there would be very much Sunday work. The resolution was carried.. It was resolved to "demonstrate" the farm tractors at Cwmllwyd and Hendre- foilan, and an offer of Messrs. R. E. Jones to allow their motor mechanic to give any expert advice necesfmry was accepted. The Estate Ayent reported that 90 plots would be pegged out at, Singleton, that 70 ùmd been taken up at St. Thomas, and 70 would oe pegged out at Pare Wern, whilst Sii; Courtenay Mansel had consented to certain land at Mansclton being used. j

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