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LOCAL NOTES. ABERIVON & PORT TALBOT. The committee which so admirably organised the Christmas Night Concert at the New Theatre for the benefit of the New War Fund, has achieved a further 3uocess by adding £ 20 to the fund as the proceeds of a whiel drive and d;nce held at the Central Schools on Thursday night. Corporal Philip Newman, of the South Lancashire Regiment, who is at present at Shrewsbury Hospital invalided with frost- bitten feet, hač been iu nearly every British engagement throughout the war. 3e had a number oi thrilling exp-criences. This young soidier is a. Jew. and eon of klr. Ben. Newman, 8, Crown-street, Port Taloct, in which the Brothers Goldberg, who are serving with the colours also, live. They have alio been iu active service in China. and France. Mr. Ben Newman baa also four nephews in the fighting line, and attached to the medical department of the Eutsdian Army. Lieut. Ralph Jonas, of Aheravon, who has been serving with the £ »erv<*e Battery of the Horse Artillery at Marsham, is fiatis- factorily reoovering from an operation per- formed at Dr. Brook's Home at Swansea. He will shortly rejoin his battery. The Aberavon—Port Talbot and District Literary Society continues to maintain a nigh standard of excellence, both in se- lection of .onbjects and speakers. Laet week's meeting had for its chairman Mr. Willie R. Thomas, and the lectui-er was Mr. T. W. Lewis, M.A., headmaster of the Port Talbot Higher Elementary School. Mr. Lewie took as his interesting subject. "A Peep at the Stirs." and dealt with it in an intensely' interesting- manner. The lecturer supplemented his observation* by black- board illustrations. A discussion followed in which Miss Hamilton, Mr. Cuthbert. Howell. Mr. E. T. Sees, and Mr. P. J. Davies participated. On the motion of Alderman Dd. Williams, a heirty vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer. The excellent efforts of Mies Nichols, of the Grand Hotel. Port Talbot, to establish iL local branch of the Women's Volunteer BeL-erre is likely to catch en. Arrangements ire being made to hold a public meeting to promote the idea, and is to be addressed ty one of the of the lady officers from the aead quarters' staff. Anyone requiring do- tailed information can procure the fMime on appli-cation to M'a? Nichols, lite objects ire decidedly merifcorous. and should ap- peal strongly to the patriotism of all ycrung local womanhood. The Port Talbot New Theatre under Mr. Edward Furneau's management has scored another triumph with the local public dur- ing the present week, when, by special ar- magearemt with ilwe Tena Ashwell, "Diana of Dobaon's" was produced with brilliant success. The cast included Messrs. Basil Ryder, Wilfred Bojkworth, H. E. iruttcroft, A. C. Bate. Misses Caroline Fen- ton. atlÜeen Fitz-Symons, Ada Santiey, Eth&! Clare, Maud E. Stoner, Cicely Oates. Christine W.ichen, Ray Parry, and Evelyn Hall. Next week the high-water mark of enterprise will he established at this theatre by the production of Mr Cyril Maude's splendid success, "Grumpy," from the Now Theatre, London. "Grumpy" must not be misftd. The local Roman Cat-holies had a success- ful longr-night da.nce at the Constitutional Hall. Port Talbot, let to them gratis by the club committee, the event being in aid of the Catholic School*' Building Fund. Mr. Carl Wehrle made an excellent M.C. Lucifer.

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