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4. Street Queues.


4. Street Queues. 0 DLSCUSSED BY THE FOOD CONTROL COMMITTEE. At their last meeting, the Llanelly Food Control Committee discussed the question of street queues, and various suggestions were made with a view to making them unnecessary. It is hoped to make arrangements accordingly with- out delay. THE SHEFFIELD SCHEME. The Sheffield Food Control Committee has drawn up a scheme which will, it is hoped, obviate the necessity for the long tea and butter queues which have gathered outside provision shops of late. The scheme differs from that of the Bir- mingham authorities in that it is pro- posed to base it on a house-to-house census of all the residents in the city. The reason for this decision is that large numbers of the population have not regis- tered themselves under the sugar-card scheme, and that a scheme based on the latter system would necessarily be incom- plete and lead to confusion and dissatis- faction. The help of the school teachers in taking the census of the population has been sought by the City Council, and the schools have already been closed so that the teachers may be free to respond at once to the appeal. Sir William Clegg re- ported to the Education Committee on Monday that, although the scheme was only mentioned last Saturday, 1,100 teachers had already volunteered to go from house to house collecting the necesr- sary information. There are over 100,000 houses in the city, and it was estimated that if each teacher took 100 houses the wote f could be done in three days. The local tradesmen are co-operating with the authorities m arranging the details of the scheme, which it is hoped to put into foree early in the New Year. "MUST PUT A STOP TO IT." I Referring to queues, Lord Rhondda saya;- The co-operative shops have avqjpled queues, but I have a grave sus- picion of the action of the multiple shops. It looks as if they were advertising them- selves for selfish interests. We must put, a stop to it, and I shall not be afraid of anybody in stopping it. I want the local committees to help me in this direc- tion by black-marking every shop in their districts which offends in this way. The public are not in a mood to stand any nojftensc. We may have to take control of iibe whole of the supplies of margarine. The price of milk next winter will be the Sam is thi.,i winter. Shortly we shall nafè-if not an ample—at least a sum- cie" supply of tea all round. The tea belong to the Government, and we I sh-M do jolly well what we like with it, bu of course we shall consult experts as to lac price, we shall charge and the way we Aall deal with it. Tl* "ON THEIR HONOUR" FARCE. A correspondent writes:—If every in- divHual were eonten* to make the best of iho restricted quantity of certain ar- ticles which is now available per head of pojylation, it is tolerably evident that the food queues would disappear in most plays, and would in fact disappear alto- ge*er with a proper distribution to re- tailors. The struggle to obtain certain acilales of food is in the main caused by petjjons who want a great deal more than the,r are entitled to have, and wander fra9. shop to shop buying as much as they caM get. No possible process of distri- bution to retailers can be of any real use tmlfcss each person is restricted to his fait and proper share; rationing there mAk be, and the sooner the better; otherwise greedy, selfish people, with time and money to spare, will continue to ob- tai? more than their s hare of tho national supply of food necessaries, and others will have to go without. The silly farce of putting self-indulgent people "on their hoiiour" not to eat is played out.


Food Wasted.


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I Steel Works Fatality.


I Buying War Bonds


I Seed Potatoes. I

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