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LLANELLY'S MEMORIAL. LETTERS have reached the "Star" -<LJ this week asking for information about Llanelly's War Memorial. We re- gret there is none to give. The project was mooted at a town's meeting held -some months ago, when the Corporation submitted a scheme for a Memorial Hall and Public Library, the estimated cost being £ 30,000. In asking for a resolu- tion endorsing this proposal, the Mayor pointed out that it could not be carried ,Out without the co-peration of the work- men of the town and their employers. Going further, he volunteered to convene A meeting of the employers and asked the workmen's representatives to take similar initiative at the various works. Has anything been done since ? So far as we are aware, the matter stands today -exactly w here it did when the town's meeting was held. Nothing definite has been heard of concerted action by any organized body cf employers cr em- ployees. This is a most unsatisiactory state of affairs and reflects no credit upon the Corporation to whom the town has a right to look for a lead in the matter. Llanelly played a worthy part in the war and there is no reason why an equally- worthy memorial should not bo set up in honour of its gallant sons who stood bc- tween us and the invader. Something more than resolutions is required, how- ever, and the sooner the Corporation take up the scheme in real earnest the better. HA&EXH1I1TRUST ELECTION. | HE ratepayers arc a bout to be called 1.:PUll to elect a new Harbour Trustf and we would take the opportunity of em-1 phasizirg the importance of the electiol. and its possibilities to the future of tlo port. In fairness to the outgoing trus;- ees, it ought to be said that they haie held office during an extraordinarily difi- cult period. The war exercised most dis- astrous effeqts upon the docks and har- bours of the country. The coasting tradt was practically wiped out, and this told heavily against- smaller ports like LI-ti, -ally. In spite of abnormal conditions the Harbour Trust stuck to their guns and completed the Carreg Fach scheme of channel improvement, so as to be ready for a revival in trade. Hampered by lack'of funds, they did all in their power to maintain the navigable channel and in- augurated several improvements, the ben- efit of which will be felt when the ship- ping trade resumes its normal course. Negotiations are now in progress which, it is hoped, will lead to the erection of large works in the vicinity of the North Dock. This is an enterprise which the Trust are pushing forward with all their energy and if it materializes, the success of the North Dock is assured. Judged as a whole, the record of the Trust is such as should commend the members to a re- newal of the confidence of the ratepayers. THE PROFITEERING BILL. I THE public must not expect miracies from the Profiteering Bill which is now being rushed- through Parliament. We fear that this hastily devised measure will not do much to remove the scandal of high prices. Instead of dealing boldly with the evil, they propose to set up local tribunals which, so far as we can see will be powerless to tackle the real profiteers. No doubt there is a certain amount of profiteering by shopkeepers. The real culprits, however, arc the big trusts and combines which in their greed for gold, gamble with the necessities of life. Nor are the Government themselves free from reproach in this matter. Their policy of withholding supplies has done and is doing a great deal to keep prices :soaring upwrds. For instance, they have purchased quantities of wool which is be- ing stored in warehouses at London docks Why is this not liberated, so that it can be made into cloth and thus give the pub- lie an opportunity of securing clothes at a reasonable figure? It is perfectly useless for the Government to bring in a Bill directed against the small trader. Let them tackle bigger fish. A BETTER SPIRIT. THERE are welcome signs of a better JL spirit between Capital and Labour. Reports from various industrial centres go to show that men are settling dewn to work with more good will than unfortun- ately has prevailed for some months past. Perhaps the failure of theYorkshire strike and the ignominious collapse of the pol- ice strike have had something to do with bringing this about. There is plenty of oommon sense among the workmen of this country and they are not always going to submit to being exploited by reckless re- volutionaries. Even in the Rhondda Val- ler-that storm centre—the relations be- tween the colliers and their employers are becoming much more cordial. The more responsible of the miners have protested against such strikes as recently occurred at Merthyr. One of these lasted ten days and caused a loss of output of over 50,000 tons of coal. It arose on account of a workman declining to do certain work whuh he eventually agreed to carry out. Even more serious was the strike at Nixon's Colliery. This meant a stoppage of three week ? duration, and a loss of 75,000 tons of coal to the community.— and it all aros. over the filling of a tram of rubbish involving at the most, not more than half a c}Own! These fantastic strikes have aroused the deepest resent- ment throughcut the coalfield and we are not surprised M learn that many miners lodges have cbcided to take determined steps to mak< them impossible for the future. WORK HARIER-OR STARVE. THE striitg memorandum of Mr. -L Haoveron the economic situation in Europe oughi to be read from every pul- pit in this aid other countries tomorrow. It should alo be distributed in every works and fjctory. Mr Hoover, speaking with full kn)wledge and unrivalled auth- ority tells u> plainly that Europe is draw- ing near, TJt merely to bankruptcy, but to actual tarvation. The production of the necessiries of life has never been at so low an ebb as at present.. It is not only far How the level of the time when the Armigice was signed, but far below the level needed for the maintenance of life and haIth. This is the position at a time whet an orgy of spending seems to have takn PsCSSion of whole nations. Mr. Hoocr il'l t mincing words, says that grnme ts must practice rigid economyand men and women must work. Economj and work must be the watch- words o the nation, and they must be translatd into action unless thousands of lives Ire to be sacrificed to hunger and cold ths coming winter. Already the doficietfy of coal is such that it will have to be more strictly rationed than last year, nd what the position will be in December we do not like to contemplate. If th, output continues to fall, nothing can irevent real and widespread privation. Sum led up, the position of Europe today is tiat it must work harder—or starve.
Llanelly Cinema. I Although the weather has been very hot J during the past week it has made no dif- ference to the numerous patrons who visit this luxurious theatre on account cf the perfect ventilation. As has always been the case the quality of the pictures screened are of the high standard set by -Mr. Louis S. Clark. The programme ar- ranged by the manager Mr. Ernest E. Carter for the next week is of great in- terest. For the first three nights the picture of special mention is "A Soul for Sale," a drama of the Marriage market containing a striking succession of re- markable dramatic situations. A grand "As h es of Hope" triangle production is "Ashes of Hope" in which Mi-ss Bella' Bennett appears. This is a tale of a woman's sacrifice for ?'the universal mother instinct and the man he loves. For the last three nights a '\11e love.s. For tho last tlu'pc mghts a nost delightful drama starring Miss Elsie I.rei-guson in Heart of the Wilds. This if a. famous Lasky production in 5 parts. Ernest E. Carter, has studied the sportsmen of Llanelly and ha.s arranged with Mr. Louis S. Clarke to screen at emrmous expense for these 3 days only the finest boxing picture ever taken of Jiimiy. Wilde and Pal Moore. This pic- tine is sure to settle the many arguments which have arisen since the battle was fought. The grand International Bowling Tournament should bo very interesting to this iowa as the gentlemen of Llanelly took L great part in this beautiful game. The Circus King, episode 8, is most thrilling in which Eddie Polo escapes to a place of safety by forming a. ladder of human beings by which he climbs the cliff's. Tho first part of the Adventures among the Cannibals will be shown all through the week. The most adventur- ous and remarkable picture ever made. A sharp look out should be kept for the second chapter of this wonderful picture as it contains many exciting incidents.
Cash Advanced FOR IousePurchase At 5 per annum. REPAYMENTS may be extended from t t/ 3 months to 25 years. No Rent to Pay 4/10 PER WEEK will pay In teres1 JEI AU and Principal of £ 200 House. No better terms available. Splendid, arrangements for Persons with Small Capital. Full particulars free of charge. TOM HARRIES, 49, RALPH TERRACE, LLANELLY ill enquiries treat-d strictly private and confidential.
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I It is Said That the anti-boxing controversy pro- mises to be a protracted one. That so far all the meetings have been drawn to a close with the various dis- cussions "To be continued." That a girl employed at a tinplate. works has received an offer of marriage from Ua real gentleman, mind you." That the "real gentleman unfortun- ately has made similar offers to other sentimental maidens.. That it seems necessary to remind him that he is not living in Turkey. That certain gentlemen (?) are fond of using the local Cinemas as sleeping quarters. That if sleeping is allowed, snoring should certainly be prohibited. .That the police might do worse than visit the Furnace on Sunday nights. That some happenings there seem to call for interference on the part of the guard- ians of law and order. That the lady with the dog will not be pestered again by an impudent shop as- sistant. That the latter came home the other evening with his garments torn. That cliquoism is developing the social- istic tendencies of a number of local youths. That it seems mysterious that all of them should receive invitations to any gathering, but that's where 'cliqueism' comes in. That some "howlers" created a rare impression at Vaughan Street on Tuesday evening. That they would undoubtedly create a "big hit"' on the stage. That a young lady who toils near the Arcade is quite gone on motor-cycling. That a fellow who can promise her a life of ease and motoring is assuredly the man for her. That a young lady who has previously figured in this column has now contracted a habit of continually referring to "our baby. That sometimes the remark is distinctly mis-timed and makes her youthful hear- ers uneasy. That a bashful young man employed at a local works office was seen discharging the duties of coal carrying on Monday. That he soon put down the bucket when he saw the 'St.ar' man approaching. That a newly wed invented a capital story to tell his wife when on Sunday he got home at 1 a.m. That on the way home he boasted he could satisfy any woman. That when accosted on the following day ho was however very gloomy over his ex- perience at home. That it appears that he absolutely failed to tell his wife the tale. That it is easier to hate a man for his faults than love him for his virtues. That so a jilted young man in T.akefield believes now. That one who was ever so near and dear to him has mercilessly slandered him since the "tiff" a few weeks ago. That the adventures of a young lady employed at a local billiard hall, on the Sands a few days ago are described as "ripping." That the k-nuts quite enjoy the tale. but the young damsel must have been in a terrible predicament. That a certain Burry Port correspond- ent's attempt to enter into the legion of critics is causing a great deal of comment down the line. That some time ago he attacked one of the Council officials, but as a wag he was a decided failure. That he now levels his criticism on the clique -it Somerset House, and offers nu- merous suggestions, That one fine day we shall hear of someone "passing on the salt" to this learned gentle m an. That one of the Ashburnham party at Cardigan en Saturday who posed as a widower, was served with three helpings of pudding by a fascinating young widow. Developments arc expected. That one of the party shouted in his sleep on Saturday night—"No more cab- age for me." Why? That the occupants of the first motor sang "Farewell my own true love" all the way home. How pathetic
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I Cable Extension. DEVELOPMENTS AT LLANGENNECH The Llanelly Electric Light Co. require your permission to lay down electric cables in Llangennech, stated the Clerk (Mr. J. H. Blake) at the meeting of the Rural District Council on Thursday. They intend going as far as Llangennech Col- liery added he. The Chairman (Mr. W. Y. Nevill): Must they obtain permission from us? The Clerk: Yes. The Chairman: It will be to the bene- fit of the public. We must however be careful that they dont interfere with our water mains. The Clerk: Mr. Stewart has promised that it will be done to the satisfaction of our officials. I have seen the plans and Mr. Stewart has promised to let me have a copy soon. In reply to a question the Clerk stated that the price for the supply of Electric light would be 3d. per unit. Rev. A. Morris, Llangennech: We are ready for it. It was decided to grant permission.
HORTICULTURAL SHOW. The above great show will be held on Tuesday next, the proceeds being in aid of the Llanelly Hospital. The War Ourios Exhibition is well worth a walk of many miles to see, as some of the things are worth hundreds of pounds, whilst others are too valuable to men- tion, as they have been the means of saving the lives of hundreds of our boys when in the fighting line; many of our Tommies having risked their lives to get hold of these precious souvenirs. The gate-s will be opened at 2 o'clock. Admission Is. Entries have been re- ceived from all parts of England and I Wales. Hon. sec.: Mr. W. J. Evans, I 45, Coldstream street, Llanelly.
HIPPODROME. I There is quite an attractive array of vaudeville turns at the Hippodrome this week, and patrons1 are' treated to ex- cellent fare. A very humorous sketch I entitled "The Major's Reflections," pre- sented by Murphy and Mock, is one of the star items. Next week a. revue will occupy the stage entitled "How Rip- ping," and patrons are assured of a rollicking time. Seats may be booked for the stalls and circle at Mrs Richards. ¡ ironmonger, Market street.
I Water Famine.
I Water Famine. I OFFER OF THE RURAL COUNCIL. At a meeting of the Rural District Council on Thursday the Clerk (Mr. J. H. Blake) read a letter from the Llanelly Corporation with reference to the water supply. The letter state that they (the Corporation) would accept the offer of the Council to supply half a million gal- lone-s of water per day, if the water was required. The water would be connected up at the Pwil main, and all the expense would ho lycrne by the Corporation. The Clerk also stated that a deputation from the Burry Port Council was outside and wished to be admitted.' Mr. Dd. Evans: I think the Govern- ment should prosecute the Llanelly Cor- poration for perjury. In London they said they had enough water to supply us all for three months. It's a great pity that the "Bill" is not up now (laughter). The representatives of the press were then asked to leave, and the matter was discussed in camera.
4th WELSH RECIMENT.
4th WELSH RECIMENT. The re-union dinner of the 1/4, 2/4, 3/4th and 4th Reserve Battalions Welsh Regiment will he held at the Drill Hall on Saturday, October 25th, 1919. A strong and representative committee has been formed to carry out the ar- rangements and a. very successful even- ing is anticipated. Capt. H. E. John is chairman cf committee, and Mr. David Hopkins secretary.
ANNEALERS' CLAIMS. Aft3r lengthy sittings, the Tinplate Annealers Committee under the chair- manship of Mr. J. R. Davies, Cwmfelin Works, has arranged the claims of gantry annealers. An additional man will now be granted where men are working a 12 hour shift. Those that are working 53 hours have already re- ceived a 12-t per cent. wage advance in lieu of reduced hours.
Very awkward was the experience of a bather off the Pwll on Tuesday. He had entered the water without the usual costume and on preparing to land again, found three young ladies comfortably enscouced near his clothing.Under these distressing circumstances there was no- thing for it but to remain in deep water until the fair intuders had taken their departure which they appeared in no hur- ry to do. Nearly an hour elapsed before the coast was clear for the pre-Adamite bather. He has now invested in a bath- ing costume,
￼ The Ci jM e' WWiH 4!Sl Stepney I Llanelly Hi Q SSttrepeentey j Proprietors:—The Uano!!y Cinema Ld, Manager:—ERNEST E. CARTER. | jj MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 19, 20, | MISS DOROTHY PHILLIPS, in I < "d "'1 :í A ￼ uul A Ymd Drama of tho Maniag3 Ma?at. |I Ashes of-Hpe I J ,c Featuring Miss Bella Bennett. A Triangle Drama.! THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ? ￼ SY§???"FF 1 (e» N t.¡; ?! ? '? H? ?E) _?: THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 22, 23, ELSIE FERGUSON in j e Ij%t of the I Wilds An Artcraft Production. THE GRAND BOXING PICTURE | Wilde VE Moore m fI I 0 r>-e THE INTERNATIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT. EDDIE POLO in The Siccus EPISODE 8. Monday, August 18th, and during the Week, First Part of Adventures among the Cannibals. E.Mu ??&AMi??i?. I GOOD-BYE TO CIVILISATION. Tha Cinema opens 7&ry Afternoon at 2.30 prcmp t. Th-, Pro^rainms is subject to Alterations at the discretion of the Management. THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION RESERVED. I Prices of Admission: 3d, 7d.f 9d., and 1/- (Exs?sive of Tax). TeL 41. | P.Ic3,s of ,FiLdrrissic-,2: 1,1, 7i, 90. arad 1,1- IE7,,3]usive of T,,i:i). Tell. 41.
I Sporting Gossip
I Sporting Gossip Llanelly gained a capital victory at Briton Ferry on Saturday. Going in first they ran up the satisfactory score of 185, to which the home team respond ed with only 52, Gee was responsible for the downfall of the Ferry men, He bowled with all his old brilliancy and captured 6 wickets for 14 runs. The re- appearaoce of the clever left-hander is a great acquisition to the Llanelly eleven which all through the season has been rather weak on the bowling side. Batting honours were shared by the Trubshaw brothers and Dr. Gwyn Thom- as. The last named hit up 35 in his cwn breezy style while C. S. Trubshaw helped himself to a captal 62, his brother "H.E" contributing 40 to the total. Evan Davies of Tumble, the old Scar- let threequarter, has been presented by his friends at the mining village, with a handsome silver mounted oak tray and salad bowl, suitably inscribed. This bril- liant wing has rendered great service in organizing charity matches during the last few years. He is turning out for Oklham next season. Encouraged by the success of the sports held by the Richard Thomas Welfare De- partment some weeks ago, the Committee are now arranging a second meeting to be held in September. A very attractive programme has been drawn up and given fine weather, the fixture should prove even more successful than the last. The Roderick eleven are to be congrat ulated on their decisive victory over Mor- riston Seconds. The match was played on the County School ground, the scores being—Roderick 113, Morriston 28. For the winners. Arwyn Davies (28) and T. J Rees (26) were in fine form with the bat and W Williams(17) and F L Bowen (10) also did well, Davies also dis- tinguished himself in the bowling de- partment, capturing 7 wickets, The annual meeting of the Llanelly and District Rugby League will be held at the Salutation Hotel on Saturday next at 7 v m, All nominations are to be sent to the hen. sec. Mr T. Jenkins, Gilbert Crescent, by today. There is every in- dication that the League wiill have affiliated to it a large number of clubs. Apropos of the boxing controversy, Mr Harry Conde, the "boxing preacher" has offered to organise a boxing exhibition in Llanelly on a Saturday, to preach in one of the chapels on the Sunday and to lecture on the Monday, the proceeds to be banded over for the benefit of the discharged sailers and soldiers. Any takers ? The best bowling performance reported locally was that of W. Richards who playing in the Morewoods v Pwll Seconds match on Saturday, captured four wickets for four runs., N Tho attractions of the Y.MOA are to receive a fine addition shortly in the shape of n. well equipped gymnasium. This will be installed in a temporary building at the rear of the institute It ought to bo well patronized The t-50 sprint which was to have been the great attraction at Halfway Park on September 13th has to be a bandoned. This is the dato on which the Llanelly Soccer team will meet Rogerstone in the first round for the English Cup. Deep regret has been aroused by the news of the death of Ebe Downing, the old Llanelly forward, Our old friend was stricken with malaria while on active service in Mesopotamia. He was demob ilized in February but never regained his usual health, A fortnight ago he had another attack and had to be removed to the Hospital where he passed away on Monday. The Ashburnham Golf Club is gradu- ally resuming its pre-war activities. A number of competitions have been organ- ized and the links are receiving attention. C. S. Trubshaw is captain, and the com- mittee includes Messrs J. R. Armes, T. Crosby, E. C. Jennings, Martin John, A. A. Lewis. F N Powell, Frank Rees, and H. E. Trubshaw.
NATION'S CUSTARD POWDERS
County Cricket. I The gentlemen of Carmarthenshire, who included no fewer than six members of the Llanelly 'eleven, gave an excellent account cf themselves in a two days match against Monmouthshire at Aber- gavenny. Going in first, they ran up the fine score of 342, seven batsmen reaching doube figures. Dr. Gwyn Thomas ws top scorer with a character- istic 77. Close behind him came C. S. Trubshaw who was responsible for 72. Hubert John (35) and Percy Rees (25), also showed good form. Monmouthshire made a poor response at the wickets. Their first innings closed for 134, and going in a second time they were dismissed, for 190, Car- marthenshire thus winning decisively by an innings and IS runs. Bowling,honours were shared by the brothers Trubshaw. I SOCCER. I Local Soccer enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the directors have been successful in signing on Mr. Frank Martin at their meeting on Monday I night. The wonderful abilities of this player as ceutre-half do not need to be dilated upon, as they are too well-known to all who have witnessed the hard and strenuous matches which have been can- tested at Halfway. Martin can doubt- less be regarded as one of the finest centre-halves in Wales, and if he ha t not lost any of his old form, he will b a splendid acquisition to the player who have already signed on. I Llanelly Seconds R.F.C. A players meeting of the above CIuL" will be held at the Prince of Walea- Hotel on Saturday next at 8 p.m. The captain for the coming season will be- I elected.—Geo. Jenkins, secretary.
J. P. Williams, TURF ACCOUNTANT, 38, and 39, WORCESTER PLACE, SWANSEA. Letter Commissions a Speciality. Book Open for all Events. Write for Rules. Telegrams: "SAIL," Swansea. PWLL GRAND EISTEDDFOD. The above tT?t ? ?V y ￼ EISTEDDFOD Will take place on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER, 20th, 1911. when over £ 25 will be given in prizes for Male Voice, Juvenile Choirs, Mixed Parties, Solos and Champion Solos; also PoeIn; and Recitations. MALE VOICE (not under 35) "Little Church" JUVENILE (not under 30) "Diliau'r Dolydd" £ 4„ Full programme will appear in next issue of the "Star." Hon. Sec.: T. J. Samuel, Traveller's Well.
Burry Poit Petition.
Burry Poit Petition. THE GRAIG CAPEL ROAD. A petition was received at the meeting of the Rural District Council on Thursday from the residents of Graig Capel, and Cwm Bychan, Burry Port, asking the Council to repair the road between the two districts The petition stated that it was impossible to take a load of ooal on the road. Mr David Evans (Pembrey) This road is on the boundaries of the Burry Port Council, and these people have approach- ed me about it and they say that they are quite prepared to pay their share, if we repair the road. The Surveyor was ordered to report on the matter at the next meeting.
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Wili lianelfy Benefit ? NEW COASTAL TRADE SCHEME. There is reason to believe that the port of Llanelly will gain materially from the new scheme to come into oper- ation on Monday for the development of coastal shipping. The Government have taken up the matter primarily in the in- terests of the railways on which the goode. traffic is seriously congested. The effect of the war on shipping has been to force up the freights of these vessels to a point at which competition with the railways has become impossible Hence the whole of these coastal fleets are idle at a time when the goods traffic on rail- ways is held up. "The new subsidy will certainly relieve the pressure on the railways," said a railway official, "but it will probably prove expensive to the taxpayer. The arrangement was reached between the Railway Executive Committee and the Ministry of Shipping, with the sanction ,of the Government, who will repay to the traders the extra cost of water trans- port." Arrangements have been made, it is understood, to despatch a large number of ocean-going vessels to the smaller ports like Llanelly in order to relieve the congestion at the larger ports. There is plenty of accommodation at Llanelly for a much larger trade than is now be- ing done. Neither the North Dock nor Nevill's Dock are being used to their full capacity, and the navigable channel has been so improved that larger vessels can now make use of the port. The Harbour Trust should lose no time in bringing to the notice of the authorities the facilities which Llanelly can offer for quick despatch in the way of loading and unloading cargoes.
United Counties Show
United Counties Show Complete success attended the United Counties Agricultural Show held in fine weather at Carmarthen on Thursday. The last show was held at Llanelly in 1913, and the entries on this occasion were only about 30 short of the record established at Stradey Park. Agricul- tural horses were probably the strongest section, but cattle were well represented. As a champion prize for the best Short- horn in the show, Lord Merthyr ofFered a piece of plate and this was awarded to "Hean Concord," a red bull bred and owned by his Lordship, "Moresley Com- modore," a roan bull exhibited by Mr. J. D. Key, Tynywern, Llanelly. being placed reserve. Other awards included: Colt or filly foaled in 1919: 1st, W. G. Gale, Trimsaran; Gelding or filly foaled in 1917, 1st, D. J. Owens, Llannon; Welsh cob brood mare, 1st, Thomas Morgan and Son, Station road, Llanelly; Best jumper of any tige: 1st. AValter Davies, Highfield, Llanelly.
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