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1'111 '1T". J 'l1 The Tribunal o RESULT OF THURSDAY'S APPEALS. I A meeting ói the Borough Tribunal was held on Thursday evening when the Mayor (Aid. D. James Davies) presided. Mot Strong Enough. I Morris Cohen, a rag collector, who had been re-classified C2, said he was a mar- ried man with three children. He had three brothers serving with the Colours, and on account of ill-health he was ob- liged to give up his trade as a tailor. Aid. Nathan Griffiths: You admit that your business is not of national import- ance ? I Appellant: I think it is. Aid. Griffiths: Well, you know the Cor- poration were agitated quite recently be- cause of the offensive smells from the yard. The Mayor: The Tribunal want to know what you want the man in the Army for? Lieut. Ingrams: Making roads, sir. The Mayor: He would not be kept at work indoors ? Lieut. Ingrams No sir. Cohen: I am positive t cannot do road making as I am not strong enough* I would have volunteered just like my three brothers have done if I felt fit. Ald. Griffiths: Oh, don't give up the ghost (laughter). The appeal was dismissed, the man net to be called up for two months. Of National importance. I Solomon Miron, engraver, in appealing, said ho was passed C 2, and did a lot of work for the controlled firms in the town. He was in the Volunteer Battalion being orerly-room Sergeant. Originally he was rejected, j The Mayor: This man is doing work of national importance. We give him con- ditional exemption for sx months. in a Certified Occupation. i In the case of Joseph White, Messrs. 1 Brown, Thomas and John, contractors, appealed. Mr. John said the man, who was a mar- ried man with two children, was engaged in hauling timber. He had four brothers with the Colours, one of whom had bqpn killed, while another had been discharged. He was 29 years of age. Lieut. Ingrams: How many hauliers have you got apart from this man ?— Three. Weren't you sued for damages at the County Court by a. haulier because you dismissed him without notice es. Why did you dismiss him ?—Because he would not work. Lieut. Ingrams: I don't see why you should dismiss him if there is -a. shortage of ba-,illcl?ls. Mr. John Oh dear, but he would only do as a shepherd, doing nothing except looking at sheep (laughter). 'j Lieut. Ingrams: What was he before you engaged him ?-A busman, and L, c, was well used to sitting down (renewed laughter). How long was he in your employ ?-IF months. Then you were a long time finding him out, weren't you ?—He was getting worse as time went on. Lieut. Ingrams Can you fell timber ? White I can swing a 71b. axe with any- one; I don't care who he is. Replying to the Mayor, Mr. John said he had 300 trees that required felling from, one to 3 feet in diameter. The timber was on the Stradey Estate. The Tribunal ruled that the man was in j a certified occupation. j nme Months. Harry H. Bateson (31), a married man with six children, was reported to ha n been released under the munitions scheme made a personal appeal. A representative of the Welsh Tin- stamping Co. asked to be allowed to make a statement as to the national importance of the man's tVcrk. This was ruled out of order as the I munitions o ffi cer had alreadv d^alt with the point. ,I:. T r<c 1" '1.{- The Town Clerk It is funny that I man with six children should be wombed ¡ out. [ Lieut. Ingrams What do you earn ? Bateson: C2 12s. per week. Lieut. Ingrams: Do you know you would get an enormous allowance if you went to the Army?—Then you don't want me in the Army (laughter). Postponed for three months. Can't Touch Irishmen. The next appellant was Fred J. Allen, a nitro-glycerine worker, who said he was a married man with three children. There were, he added, several single Class A I men doing the same work who had not been called up. Lieut. Ingrams: AVe can't touch Irish- men, and they wont do their duty to the country. Allen volunteered to join the Army in six months, and this was agreed to. I "The Only Lamb." In the case of m. Thomas, an engine- man in the employ of Mr. Hughes, con- tractor, Mr. F. N. Powell appealed. Mr. Hughes said that Thomas had been in his employ for the last ten years, and during the last two years he had been the engineman at the saw mills. About -0 employees of the firm had joined the Army, and this was the only fit man re- maining. Lieut. Ingrams: Don't you think you could spare this man in six months ? Mr. Powell: He is the only lamb Mr. Hughes has (laughter). j Postponed for three months. I Position of Behinders. D. T. Morgan (18), who had been classed A, said he was a behinder in the employ of Messrs. Richard Thomas and Co. He appealed on domestic grounds, and said three of his brothers and a step-brother had joined the Colours one of w hom had been killed. Mr. Hayton Williams who represented the appellant, said he understood there was an arrangement between Capt. Bathurst and Mr Tom Griffiths, the sec- retary of the Union, that behinders and rollermen between the age of IS and 23 years were not to be called up. Lieut. Ingrams: That does not apply to men who have been called up. The Mayor: But the tinplatc works can- not get along without behinders and rollermen, and Llanelly should not be | punished more than any other district. Lieut. Ingrams: I don't want to punish Llanelly or any district. The Mayor: Then will you agree to ad- iourn the case for a month to see exactly what the position is ? Lieut. Ingrams: I will agree to adjourn it for a week. The Mayor: We postpone the case for a month and you can appeal. Lieut. Ingrams: Yes I will. The Mayor: I don't suppose the case will be heard for a month though. j

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