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￼ ￼ np s Wearing GA £ Stripes, REVUE MANAGER CHARGED AT LLANELLY. "I offered to serve in the Army beiore the war for twelve years, but I w^ re- jected. I am willing to do years of soldiering," declared Alexander Mc Dougall, who described himself as stag* manager to the revue "That's Enough," when charged at the Police Court on Thursday with wearing two gold stripes, thereby falsely representing himself to be a wounded soldier. P.C. Lodwick gave evidence of arrest, and Supt. Jones in applying for a remand said the defendant had booked for Fal- mouth. The defendant was remanded in custody until Monday.
-V, T rt?l. 'c" .t ?', £ \itij/' ti.') ILItisaclIj7" tJIMlKSHA, e Y 9 y !.W"¡:EI -n8Qt,rJ: J!.It"13iL í:!ft.- "=.LI CLARKE ￼ | THE MAN. I Continuous Perfor mance u 2.30 to 10.30 Telephone No. 41. Prices as Usual. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, December 10, 11, 12 I William Nigii and Violet Palmer in ¡'-Ð' l', :>11 '>¡" "q;Ji fii"'Tj(i' )¡ n ,p; I TU | -low V ,3 A Wi?Iam Fox Production. Also THE BROKEN BOiVD œr u a f A sesajonal production in five parts. And, the Seventh episode of "THE Gil FROra FRISCO" Entitled The Oil Field Plot. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 13. 14, 15 A Blue Bird Productioii- T h .11. 0 I The Mutiny of Aldan Besse A grand sory of the sea. Also, a William Fox production— A ? ? ? ?? ?. ?? ?5 ?9 ?? 3 j?S F? F '? !F 3 S A MODERN CINDERELLA, Featuring JUNE CAPRICE I I ￼ ￼ 1 CLARKE YW'R DYN. Continuous PerforiLance j 2.30 to 10.30 J Telephone No. 1. Prices as UsuaL | Prices as UF.Ual.
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-.w; :.IlL I Christmas-and War. I NO "PEACE AND GOOD WILL YET. I I (By Orion). I We are once more drawing near unto Xmas, the season of "peace on earth, good will towards men The tragedies of war continue unabated; if anything they are, indeed, aggravated. Llanelly, Burry Port, and the district generally have sad and trying weeks. Young, pro- mising lads, they were scarcely more— who were such familiar figures to many of us, have joined that ever growing throng across the short but noble record II of whose lives it can be written—"They gave their all." Mere words of comfort, well-worn phrases of consolation m paltry. Those at home whose grim duty it ia to watch and wait, who peer anxiously across the "No man's land" of ) awful uncertainty-and who have to bear the swift, pitiless blow of a sudden wrench that takes away a growing life, will extract what measure of solace they can from the heroic achievements which light up—faintly perhaps, to the first perception—the horror that we have known for so many months. A Testing Time. I It is truly a time of great testing. I "The Angel of Death is abroad in the land," and many local families have heard the "beating of his wings." On all sides, in all elements one seems to see nothing but death and destruction, ruin and ravage, struggle and slaughter. A world in arms, Europe, a vast plain of bloodshed, the scientific resources of humanity concentrated upon the work cf devastation There are homeless people, their country a mass of scorched ruins, thousands of the nations' best dead, thousands crippled and maimed for life, homesteads overclouded by the blackness of despair and grief. The Ideal. "j It almost seems blasphemy to draw I near to Christmas. And yet, we can and we must approach it with reverence—and thanksgiving. Behind the blood there is I an ideal, underlying the slaughter there is a changeless Purpose, consecrating the sacrifice there is the great principle of Right. When we say our boys are fighting—and dying—for a better world, for Humanity-though it has been said so often—we utter no platitude, no glib formula. No, no, we touch the bed rock truth of the war. This nation is suffer- ing hard, the people around us—how many there are who dwell in the dark valleys of life—arc enduring a great strain. But there is no trace of selfish- ness !-not in these life sacrifices. The blight of self is giving way to the height I of abnegation. A towering menace. I There is a towering menace in eentral I Europe to all those very real ideals that are the basic constituents of Life and Liberty in their greatest meanings. There s a brut? force that would destroy not us alone, but things which are greater than we are. We are fighting for a great past—let us make no mistake about it-a past which gave us the strength to say "Halt to the onrush of- barbarism. We are fighting for the present main- tenance of our truest Rights. We are fighting to transmit to the unborn future those qualities of mind, and heart and moral strength, consecrated by the greatest sacrifices in tho greatest war, which shall enable the sons and daughters of To-morrow to follow the destiny of Humanity with honour and justice, in freedom and peace, and which, if neces- sity calls will give them the will to stand out and fight if despots once again im- pair the progress of the world. May the repetition of a bitter alternative such as this be ,made unnecessary "The world must be made safe for democracy." The World's CrirSaders. I It is democracy's, tloo(I alone, tragic though the necessity be, that can accom- plish that to-day. The world's crusaders have to pay the price,—how ungrudgingly and unflinchingly they are paying it But it is to those who come after that the great gift to hardly purchased, "returns after many days." We are in tho war that our children shall have peace. Jis.d we remained out we would have lest on1. Honour, and our children their heritage of frocdom-nrd many of them—-their livas We cannot retrace 0,:1' steps. Even those wljp have suffered too deeply for words say it would be wrong. "We have set out to save the world. The world is not saved until the menace to it is destroyed. So great a task, so well be- gun, so magnificently maintained, can- not be given up before its Christian end is reached. Personal sorrow must obsess us with the smoke of battle-but there is something greater. The calamity is,—what our men died by. The Salvation is,—what our men died for. There is no peace—yet. There is no good will-yet. There will be. If there were no peace possible, no good will then probably we could not be fighting. Peace, good-will, Christmas are not a mockery. They are a reality. They animate our cause. They justify our endeavours--be- cause we shall—as we must-attain them.
Stepney Spare Wheel.<
Stepney Spare Wheel. ANOTHER TEN PER CENT. DIVIDEND. The eleventh annual meeting of the shareholders of the Stepney Spare Motor Wheel Ltd. was held at the Thomas Arms Hotel, on Wednesday, when Mr. Walter Davies presided. The Secretary (5Tr. D. L. Williams) having presented the report of direcrI and balance sheet together with the re- port of the auditors, the Chairman said the directors, staff and workmen had ex- perienced great difficulties during the past r. The delay in getting tonnage to take the Company's exports abroad had meant a loss of several large buyers in several countries and also the delay in getting raw material had kept the Com- pany's works idle for several weeks, but I when the raw material did arrive the staff and workmen worked very hard, i with the result that during the period under review, the Company earned a j profit of not less than 1*15,544 13s. 7d. After adding the amount brought forward from last year of £ 8,005 4s. 9d., the amount available to be dealt with that day was £ 23,549 18s. 4d. The directors recommended that this amount should be apportioned as follows :—To pay a divid- end of 10 per cent. per annum free of in- come tax, takes £8,755, to transfer to the Deserve Account £ 5.000, leaving a balance of £ 9,794 18s. 4d. to be carried forward to next year's account. We re- commend that £ 5,000 should be placed to our Reserve Account. As would be noticed from the balance sheet the Com- pany's investments had depreciated to the extent of about £ 20,000, and the directors thought it advisable to bring ) the Reserve up to at least this amount. It would also be noticed that another reason why they should keep the Reserve up was that 1;17,000 of their invest- ments were in Russian Government Bonus. Most of them knew the state of that country and they should not be sur- prised at iin--tliin, tion with these investments. Practically the whole of the Company's output in tyres was taken up by the Government who found them very suitable for Am- bulance vans at the front, and the share- holders would also be glad to know that the Stepney road grip tyres were largely taken up by the Government. He pro- posed the following motion :—That the balance sheet, the report of the directors and auditors' report be received and ap- proved and adopted, and that a dividomd of 10 per cent. for the year ending Sept. ,0th, 1917, be paid free of income tax; that the sum of C.5,000 be transferred to Reserve Account, and that we carry for- ward L-9,794 18s. 4d. They were paying the dividend free of income tax. Mr. T. M. Davies seconded the motion which was carried unanimously. Mr. Evan Jones was re-elected fix director.
"PANTYCELYN" AT PWLL.
"PANTYCELYN" AT PWLL. Arrangements have been made for a, Pantycelyn celebration at Pwll on Sunday December 23rd. An afternoon meeting will bo held at Libanus at 2.30 o'clock, and the evening meeting at 6 o'clock, will be at Bethlehem. All the denomina- lions are heartily joining in the proceed- ings.
IThe - Tribunal.i
I The Tribunal. ——— -—— I ANOTHER BATCH OF APPEALS. A meeting of the Borough Tribunal I was held on Thursday evening when the I Mayor (Aid. D. James Davies) presided. Plasterer's Work. I .The case of J. Henry Davies, master plasterer, who had been passed Class C 2, was reviewed. Mr. W. Davies who represented Davies, said his client was a partner with D. J. Griffiths, whose case was to come under review as well. The Tribunal decided to hear both cases together. Davies said the firm had a contract at the Bynea Steelworks, and he only had his partner to assist him, whereas before the war they employed 14 men. Griffiths stated that they also did work for Messrs. Benjamin Howells and Co. and also for Messrs. Richard Thomas and Co. He was in Class C 2, and had four children. Lieut. Ingrams said he would press for one of the men after three months. The Mayor: They are doing work of national importance now. Lieut. Ingrams: It is nice to get walls plastered, but it is not essential after all. The Mayor 1 don't know; you like to have the walls ôihe War Office plastered (laughter). Davies stated that one man could never do the work. The Tribunal granted three months postponement in each case. I Transport Workers. The case of Evan E. Davies (37), trans- port worker in the employ of Nevill Druce Railway and Dock Co. was reviewed. Mr. J. Walter Thomas on behalf of the Company said that Davies was a trans- port worker, and as he devoted 75 per cent. of his time to transport, he was entitled to a protection card. The Deputy Clerk: This man is already in Section R. When the cases of these men were before the Tribunal it was de- cided that even though the Volunteers were mobilised transport workers were not to be taken away. That was the reason why they were placed in Section R. Mr. Mervyn Paton represented Thos. Jenkins, bootmaker, aged 27, who was Classed C 2. The Deputy Clerk: This is a certified occupation. The Tribunal allowed the exemption to continue provided Jenkins joined Sec- tion D of the V.B. Another bootmaker named William Williams (36), who was married with six children, said he was in Class C 3. -e Lieut. Ingrams: Are you prepared to join Section D of the V. B. ? Williams: I cannot find the time. Lieut. Ingrams withdrew his appeal, and exemption was allowed to continue. I A long week-, Frank Thomas (34), married, with four children stted that he was passed Class A, and was employed at the Lakefield Bakery. Lieut. Ingrams: Are you prepared to join the V.B. ? Thomas: I am working over eighty hours a week. The military appeal was dismissed. Can't find substitutes. In the case of Benj. Butcher (-9), a married man with two children, it was stated that ho was employed at the Llan- elly Steelworks, and his protection card 6ha4 been called in. Mr. D. Pearson, who represented the Company, said it was impossible to find substitutes. An application was pending with the Recruiting Area Munitions Office. Adjourned for 14 days. "A funny business." "This is a funny business altogether," said Lieut. Ingrams after perusing a document put in by John Allen Rees, B2, a carpenter at the Llanelly Shell Factory. The Mayor: It shows that he has en- rolled as a War Munitions Worker. Lieut. Ingrams That is not the same as the Army Reserve Munition Workers. I have not seen a document like this be- fore. It was signed by Mr. Lloyd Gearge when he was in the Ministry of Munitions whieh is a long time ago. The Mayor: It is only dated last August. The Town Clerk Where did you get this ? Rees:, At the Labour Exchange. Lieut. Ingrams: We want carpenters. Why not go into the R.F .C. where you would get good wages ? You can bp do- ing the same work in khaki. You do not object to khaki, do you ? Rees: Not at all. Throe months postponement provided Rees joined the V.B. Met with an accident. i When the case of Ni- m. Joaies was called the Deputy Clerk explained that a letter had been received stating that Jones had met with an accident at the Llanelly Steelworks, his foot being badly crushed. Mr. Pearson explained that Jones was in the Hospital, where he would be for a couple of months. The case was adjourned for two months.
I Wounded in Palestine.I ——.——t
Wounded in Palestine. ——.—— t CHEERY LETTER FROM A LLANELLY SOLDIER. "I'm in hospital with a slight wound in my left leg-a little beauty of a wound which hasn't done any harm as it is in the fleshy part," writes Pte. Arthur H. Palmer, of the 24th Welsh Regiment, to his father, Mr. G. Palmer, dairy pro- duce dealer, Murray street, from a hospital in Alexandria. Judging by the cheery tone of the young soldier's letter all things are lovely if they are only looked at from certain standpoints, not excluding wounds even. "I suppose," writes Pte. Palmer, "you have seen the news of the fights we've had in Palestine and of the success that has attended our efforts. I went through the first battle for Beersheba; the manner in which our lads drove the Turks back was positively great. Subsequent to our taking their trenches the Turks fought desperately with the view of regaining them, but the British 'Tommies' were too good a match for them. I also went through the second battle, and just as I was thinking the job was over I got wounded. The second fight was infinitely better than the first as we had to fight a jolly sight harder, every inch of the ground being contested from start to finish. When we had- driven the enemy back about three miles, he resorted to a counter-attack with a -Division of fresh troops whom we fought a good time before retiring a little, after which we resumed the attack, but our energy was flagging when the cavalry dashed up to re-inforce us, and my God, dad, we needed the reinforce- ment as we were only about a dozen and a half left fighting where the counter at- tack was made. You can imagine how we had to fight, but never mind, Dad, we did the trick, and it was mainly through our efforts that Gaza was taken on the left. Sad to relate though, as the result of these two battles nearly all our Bat- talion has been wiped out, and the other Regiments as well who participated in it have sustained some nasty knocks. It is consoling to think that the Turks suffered in casualties three or four times as much as we did without taking into account the prisoners we captured on the whole front. I know the prisoners numbered far more than the number reported. I am right by the hospital that Harry is in. and I sent him a note this morning telling him I am here. and asking him to come and see me." It now transpires that Pte. Palmer without being conscious of the fact, was fighting in a trench not far dis- tant from his brother, Sergt. Harry Palmer, who after having been in hospi- tal at A lexandria had rejoined his Regiment without acquainting Private Palmer of the fact.
Recipe for Rheumatism And All Urio Acid Complaints. Take 1 teaspoonful of FFYNNON SALT in half a pint of hot water everv morning before breakfast. FFYNNON SALT clears the brain, heart, liver and kidneys, and neutral- ises both Uric and Bilic Acids, and I so effectively clears the system of all j troublesome complaints. It is sold i by Chemists and Grocers everywhere I or direct from Evan Jones, Chemist, Llanelly. Is. per 8-oz. tin.
I The Scandat of the Queues
I The Scandat of the Queues I To the Editor of the "Star." Sir, I Scenes can be daily witnessed in the I main street of Llanelly which must fill one with a sense of shame and humilia- tion. I refer to the queues. Outside provision shops, hundreds of people as- semble and wait in the chill December cold for the privilege of being served with half a pound of margarine, or, if the fates be favourable, a similar quantity of I' butter. As early as eight o'clock in the morning the crowd begins to gather and there is generally an obliging policeman at hand to keep the waiting ones in order. As the day advances, the assembly grows in numbers and one by one, purchasers are admitted within the sacred precincts of the stores to secure food for them- selves and their families. Is this necessary? Cannot such hu- miliating scenes be avoided ? I ask these questions in no carping spirit. We whose good fortune it is to remain at home are quite prepared to put up with many inconveniences because we are only too well aware that our lot is Heaven compared with that of our boys in the trenches. But I again ask if arrange- ments cannot be made to distribute avail- able supplies of food without public de- monstrations of this kind ? It can-not escape the observation of passers-by that for the most part, the queues are made up of members of the poorer class of the community. Villa residents are conspicuous bv their ab- ence. I did not see on Thursday any ladies in fur coats waiting for margarine. There were more shawls than anything else and in several cases, the shawl pro- ) "ided warmth not only for the wearer cut also for the babe at her breast. Why this thusness? How is it that some peo- ple manage to get what they require without making a public exhibition of themselves ? If queues are unavoidable why are we not all in them, taking our turn? The answer to these questions can only point in one direction. It is quite evi- dent that there is something radically wrong with our methods of distribution. That there is a shortage in certain every- day necessities is only too true, but what there is should be equitably distributed. My suggestion therefore is that the local Food Commttee should arrange to lay in a stock of metal tickets, of which any tradesman might have the number he re- quired. The supply of foodstuffs should not be announced until actually in stock. The trademan could then give out tickets to cover the whole of his supply, the re- cipient to return at any time within 24 hours for the commodity on handing back the ticket. The tickets would then be a- vailable for return to the food office for redistribution to those tradesmen who had fresh supplies. A bye-law could also be passed prohibiting queues. I am, etc., SCRUTATOR. Llanelly, December 6th, 1917.
SEED POTATOES. The Corporation are prepared to supply immune varieties of potatoes for planting next season. Applications must be made before Monday, the 24th inst. Full particulars and forms of application can be obtained at the Borough Surveyor's Office, Town Hall, Llanelly.
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PRESIDENT WILSON'S SPEECH.
uous economic boycott means not peace but continuance of war in one form or another, and will in itself be evidence that the end of the fighting has been incon- clusive. In other words, the overthrow of militarism is the great object; if that is really accomplished peace can be made secure; till it is accomplished peace will never be secure. Therefore all the strength and pressure, military, naval, and economic, of the Allies must be used till the Germans are ready to admit in the conditions of peace that the wrongs done by their militarism must be re- dressed till they find some way of disso- -ciating themselves from the methods, military, naval, and diplomatic, that have now brought upon them the censure of practically the whole world; till, in fact, -they see the truth about Prussian milit- artsm and realize that it makes life in- tolerable for them and for everybody; after that it must be made clear that life without militarism is tolerable, for them as for the rest of the world. In no other way can peace really be secure." THE SCANDAL OF THE QUEUES. It will be no small achievement for "Scrutator" if the suggestion which he anakes in our present issue is carried out. Like our correspondent, all of us have been moved not only with pity, but also with indignation at the sight of hundreds of women besieging shops for the very necessaries of life. Surely some means -can be devised for putting an end to what "Scrutator" truthfully describes as "humiliating scenes." In the absence of something better, we cannot for the life of us see why his proposal is not acted upon. We commend it to the serious con- sideration of the Fcod Control Committee A REASONABLE APPEAL. I None of our readers, we feel sure, will grudge the tramway employees a holiday on Xmas clay. An appeal is now being made by the drivers and the lady con- ductors for a cessation of traffic on just this one day in the year. It is an appeal which deserves sympathetic consideration and we trust that the Company will be able' to make arrangements accordingly. Working on the cars in all weathers, with long hours and without even hie Sunday rest, the Tramway employees will, we feel sure, secure the willing assent of the public to their request. No doubt a. cer- tain amount of inconvenience will be caused by the withdrawal of the cars for the day, but we are boon taught to do without many things jiir-t BOW. HOME CROWN FOOD. I In view of the increasing importance of adding to the supply of home grown food, it is to find that steps are being tahen to li'oiease numbei and extent of local allotmrv-its. At pre.. j sent about 50 acres have been brought under cultivation. Next year it is hoped to increase this to 70 acres. The results achieved in Llanelly this summer were so satisfactory that the Corporation have been encouraged to take over .suitable additional land in and around the town. This is a step in the right direction, and we cordially wish it success. PROBLEM OF THE ROADS. It will be seen from the report in an- other column that the Main Roads Com- mittee have decided to follow the lead of the Surrey County Council and to ask the Government to compel owners of motor busses to contribute towards the -cost of road upkeep. This is a sore grievance all over the cour.tr and it is felt with particular severity in Burry Port. Our down-line neighbours have been badly hit by the advent of busses and other ponderous vehicles which have reduced the roads to a terrible state. Al- ready the Council have spent over a thousand pounds in repairs, but owing to the absence of a good foundation, the highways arc to-day in as bad a state as ever. While admitting that the busses meet a. public want, it does unfair that the ratepayers should be mulct in this regularly rccurrng expenditure in ?riM' 4:0"" swell the dividends of a prirat? ?oT4&r to swell t'he (i lvl (I (?-n(i s of t)riyeil,.o