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rTake your New < Ration 1 Cards TO IP ev Iers I MBF" S T Stores, Limited, FOR Sugar & Butter New Season's N JAMS CAKE Fig. Lemon and Seed j p? SId' per. 2 III lb. .) Fruit Cake 10d. Quality and ( Moderate Charges are our Mottoes Pegi rs Stores, Limited, Llanelly. Baby Carriages WE HOLD THE LARGEST STOCK IN WEST WALES. Reliable Quality Only Pugh Bros., 4 FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS. 'Phuae 273.
WAR ON PROFITEERS. I Instructions have now been issued for the formation in each district of local committees to deal with profiteering, but what measure of success they will ach- ieve is open to serious doubt. As a mem- ber of the Burry PortCouncil pertinently asked on Thursday, what is the good of penalizing a small trader who charges an extra penny for a tin of salmon, while the speculator in food who makes his thousands on a "deal" is left untouched? However, local machinery is now to be J set up and we can only hope that the committees will be able to do something | tc keep dwn prices. The local committee will consist of not fewer than seven and not more than twenty-five members. Two members should be women and three must be members of the local Food Committee. It is explicitly laid down, also, that the working-classes shall be adequately re- presented. All complaints to the local committee must be heard in public. No member shall take part in the consider- ation of any complaint against a person with whom he is a trade competitor, or in j which he is otherwise personally inter- ested. Complaints as to overcharging must be made in writing to the clerk, within four days of the sale. Where the ground for complaint appears insufficient, the committee may dismiss it without j calling on the respondent, but where a prima facie cause of complaint has been disclosed, the committee shall hear the case. If the committee are satisfied that an unreasonable profit has been made, they shall declare the price which would yield a reasonable profit and call on the seller to refund to the complainant the amount in excess. I THE WATER SHORTAGE. I Llanelly has to pay dearly for the pre- sent spell of fine weather. An unpre- codentedly dry season has brought about deplorable results so far as the water supply is concerned, and on Wednesday, the Corporation had to take the drastic step of cutting off the supply from all the works. This is nothing short of a f calamity, meaning as it does that thousands of men. will be thrown out of employment. It is satisfactory to know that some of the works will be able to I carry oil by falling back on auxiliary I sources of supply, but these after all are I precarious, and cannot be long depended 'I upon. The situation can only be saved by 11 steady fall of rain of-which, at the time of writing, there seems to be little pros- i pect. In view of our experience this summer it is the obvious duty of the Cor- poration to consider afresh the whole question of water supply. It is quite clear that our present resources are in- adequate and that increased storage must be provided. There have been great in- dustrial developments in Llanelly during the last ten years, and during that period nothing has been done to meet the enor- mous increase in consumption brought about by the erection of new works. If these developments are to continue—and there is no reason why they should not— the Corporation should take immediate steps to augment the municipal supply of water. A new reservoir cannot be built in a day. In the meantime, let the Corporation endeavour to make an ar- rangement by which thel culd secure an immediate increase from the rural supply.
Brave Stationmaster —
Brave Stationmaster — HEROIC RESCUE OF CANON BOWEN The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the borough of Pembroke on Tuesday congratulated Mr. Thomas Williams, stationmaster, of Pembroke, on his great courage and presence of mind in risking his own life to assist the Rev. Canon Bowen, of Monkton Priory Church (a well-known Freemason and a native of Llanelly) from a position of imminent danger from an incoming train at Pem- broke station on March 13th last, and recorded their satisfaction that H.M. the King had graciously recognized his act of gallantry by conferring on him the high distinction of the Albert Medal. He is the first resident of Pembroke to ob- tain the coveted decoration.
1Dealer to Blame +
1 Dealer to Blame + I PUTTING TEMPTATION IN A GIRL'S I WAY. Annie May James (14), 28, Lakefield road, was proceeded against at the Juvenile Court on Thursday for the theft of a wristlet watch and strap, value 1:6 10s., the property of Sarah Bowen. Sarah Bowen, 5, AnnesIey street, said that 10 a.m. on August IGth, she left her watch on the dresser in the middle room, and about 3.30 that afternoon de- fendant came to have her new dress tried on. A few minutes after, witness went to the front door to speak to someone, leaving defendant in the room, and re- turned in about 15 minutes. About 5 p.m. the .same day witness missed the watch. On August 18th witness went to defendant's house and asked her if she had seen the watch, to which defendant replied in the negative. Witness next saw the watch with Detective T. Davies. Isaac Weinstein, 24, Murray street, said that he was a dealer in second-hand goods. About 5 p.m. on August 16th, defendant came to his shop and asked him to buy a wristlet watch. He ex- amined the watch and found the fastener of the strap missing. The defendant asked 10s. for it, whereupon witness told her the watch was only worth 5s. De- dendant told him it was her own watch which her mother bought as a present from London. Witness eventually bought the watch for 5s. Two days later defen- dant called again and said her mother was very cross with her for having sold the watch, and witness said she could have it back. Defendant then said she had lent the 5s. to a girl. The following day witness handed the watch to Sergt. Davies. Witness knew the girl as she had previously been a customer of his. Det.-Sergt. T. Davies said that on August 19th he saw the defendant, and told her that he was making inquiries respecting a watch stolen from 5, Annes- ley street. When cautioned, defendant said: "I took the \"Jtch and sold it to Mr. Weinstein, Murray street, for 5s. I am sorry for what I have done." Defendant pleaded guilty, and pro- mised not to do such a thing again. Defendant was hound over in the sum of £ 5 to be of good behaviour for twelve months the mother being ordered to pay j61 costs. The Presiding Magistrate (Mr. Henry Wilkins) also remarked that considerable blame was to be attached to Mr. Wein- stein for having put temptation in the girl's way, and disallowed the costs due to him as a witness. _v. -0.
R ECORD ENTRIES at the PwK Chair Eisteddfod on Saturday next.. Stradey Castle Grounds.
Shilling a Quail.I - -
Shilling a Quail. I WINTER PRICE FOR MILK. I The Ministry of Food announce that the Food Controller has decided to fix the maximum retail winter milk prices in Great Britain as follows :— Per Quart. October lid. November to March Is. April lid. The Order fixing all the above-men- tioned prices will be issued at an early date. The maximum retail prices will be subject to an appropriate reduction in the various food control committee dis- tricts according to the local costs of dis- tribution in the previous experience of the Ministry. The Food Controller re- cognizes with grave concern that these retail prices show a substantial increase over last winter's prices, but he is satis- fied that, in view of the increased costs of production, they cannot be fixed a't a lower level without an injustice to the producer, and consequently without en- dangering future supplies. Power is vested in the local authorities to provide milk for expectant and nursing mothers and children under five years of aee through maternity and child welfare centres, and otherwise at a reduced price, or free of cost in cases in which local authorities are satisfied that the circum- stances justify such a provision.
ILOCAL VOCALIST TO TOUR IN…
LOCAL VOCALIST TO TOUR IN THE I STATES. Mr. Sydney Charles, Llanelly's bril- liant tenor vocalist, will be leaving the town early next month to join Mr. Glyn- dwr Richards' Male Voice Party on a 9 months trip to America. and Canada. This party is recognized as being the finest male voice combination in the world, and Mr. Charles has been selected as one of the chief soloists. This is a marked compliment to our young towns- man, and his many local admirers have no doubt that he will abundantly justify the honour conferred upn him.
SHIPPING NOTICE. COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA GOVERNMENT LINE OF STEAMERS. S/S. "DONCARA" I 100 Al at Lloyds 5553 Gross Reg. Swansea—Newport.—London to Mel- bourne- Sydney- and Newcastle Aus- tralia. (on through Bills of Ldding). Also calling at Freementle and/or Adelaide.(if sufficient inducement offers) Loading dates, Sept.: Swansea 10th; Newport 13th; London 19th. For rates of freight and also conditions apply to- Commonwealth Government Lines of steamers, Australia House, Strand, London, W.C., or to STONE AND ROLFE, SWANSEA, or to STONE AND ROLFE, LLANELLY.
IThe Boxing Controversy.
The Boxing Controversy. To the Editor of the "Star." I Sir, I I quite agree with "D.G." that it re- quires something more than platform platitudes to convince the public as to the merits of boxing or theology. I am also in complete agreement with him as to the need to encourage every healthy form of sport. Sport I mean, not brutality. Referring to the fine stand made by the local ministers and their supporters. "D.G." said:— "Boxing to them brings visions of two gory savages springing at each other like tigers with snarling jaws and eyes ablaze, whilst the onlooking crowd, all its lowest passions aroused, bets, bellows, and blasphemes." May I be allowed to refer your corres- pondent to the report in the London newspapers of the recent glorious 17 round fight between Beckett and Mc Goorty. Here are a few elegant ex-. tracts:— In the third round the American's ribs "looked quite scarlet." In the fourth, "a spurt of blood came from Beckett's nostrils." In the fifth, "the Yankee's eyes glazed." In the seventh, "the crowd yelled for Beckett to go in and finish him," and then the unconquered McGoorty "took a bleeding mouth to his chair." In the ninth round, McGoorty "kept spitting blood as he moved round." In the eleventh, it was Beckett's turn to have his blood drawn. In the thirteenth, "the most gory round of the fight Mc Goorty was covered in blood." In the fourteenth, Beckett's face "again streamed with blood." In the seventeenth Beckett "going like a tiger, twice knocked McGoorty down and fini-shed him." Now, these are not "platform plati- tudes." The local ministers may be "abysmally ignorant" of boxing, but after reading the above report, I think they will be able to form an intelligent opinion as to the desirability of en- couragng this form of "sport" in Llan- elly. I am, ete., I Llanelly, I Llanelly, ATHLETE. I Sept. 11th, 1919.
PEDLARS' PARADE. I In aid of that magnificent institution, Dr. Barnardo's Homes, a Pedlars' Parade, and Sale of Work will be held in the Park Church Lecture Hall on Tues- day next at 3.30 o'clock, under the auspices of the Young Helpers League. Lady Howard will perforrr, the opening ceremony and we would commend the effort to _the generous patronage of our readers who appreciate the grand work done at the Homes.
iir-i-i r iiminin hi mi nin i m iiiiiiiin iwi jn NATION'S CUSTARD t,) l-4, POWDERS tî T' t: v
GIFTS FOR PARC HOWARD.
GIFTS FOR PARC HOWARD. We would draw the a;tention of our readers to the fact that the Pare Howard Hospital is still being carried on as an institution for the treatment of disabled sailors and soldiers. The Matron (Miss A. McLean) would welccme gifts and comforts, such as fru:t, vegetables, slippers, socks, etc., for the disabled men undergoing treatment.
"DAf BARBER," HAIRDRESSER, Upper Park Street, (Opposite Zion Giapel), Desires to inform the public of Llanelly and District that hf has now I Restarted Business.
I Roadmen's Wages. I
I Roadmen's Wages. I » ——— I COUNTY SCALE ADOPTED., I At a meeting of the Rural District I Council on Thursday the Surveyor in the course of his report said that the road- men had made an application for an in- crease in their wages. He recommended that they be paid the same as the County Council roadmen. The Chairman (Mr. W. Y. Nevill) thought that would be a good idea. Mr. David Evans (Pembrey) I think there should bo a. maximum and a mini- mum rate for this class of workmen. .?ome oi them are really excellent work- men and deserve the maximum rate. Then there are the old men. I don't believe in throwing them out of employment, but also give them a good wage. The County Council are not so progressive as we are. The Surveyor (Mr. Jenkins) said that wa.s the system he had adopted. Mr. David Evans: Have you paid any- body more than the maximum ? (laugh- ter). The Surveyor: No. It was decided to adopt the County Council scale.
New Pastor. I INDUCTION SERVICES AT CAPEL NEWYDD. A very warm welcome was extended to the Rev. J. Owen Jones, the new pastor, at Capel Newydd on Tuesday. The rev. gentleman has done great work at Cwm- avon and comes to Llanelly with every promise that the fine traditions of Capel Newydd will be worthily maintained under hs pastorate. Mr. Jones is an eloquent preacher and as a "bugail" has been singularly successful, especially among the young men of his church and congregation. The induction service was presided over by the Rev. J. E. Davies, M.A., the former pastor, among those present being representatives of the church at Cwm- avon. In the afternoon, a welcome tea was given to the young men of the church who had served in the war.
Peace Peace Peace I —— 1$ —— CLOTHES are now required for the j millions of Soldiers and Sailors re- turning to Civilian life. Save your :11 I r l Tailor Clippings W e buy all kinds pa.yin 1/4 per lb. Write, call, or telephone to Charies Davies, Princess Street, Llanelly Telephone No 123 Telegraphic address: Rags, Llanelly
-MR. ANEURIN DAVIES.-I
MR. ANEURIN DAVIES. I Mr. Aneurin M. Davies, formerly of "The Times" and recently of the "Daily Herald," has been appointed Circulation Manager of the publications of the Field "Press Ltd., a few of which include the Field, Queen, Land and Water and Law Times. The Directors of the Company include Sir Walter Runciman, Bart. Last week the "Daily Herald" staff presented Mr. Davies with a handsome gold watch, and it is acknowledged that he had a great deal to do with the suc- cessful launching of the latest labour daily.
BOY AND THE APPLES. I
BOY AND THE APPLES. I Drynmor Williams, 30, Rice street was charged at the Juvenile Court on Thurs- day with stealing a quantity of growing apples, value Is. the property ef W. E. Fauptl. The case was adjourned.
o 0" The Mecca j W^ e welcome your inquiry The Mecca 1 l at of S, I THE LADIES' REALM. The Thrifty. r Be on the i Safe Side The cool nights are with us; every day you delay purchasing L your Autumn Wrap, you run the risk of catching a chill.- Which is cheaper, the Doctor, or the Coat ? Come and be on L the Safe Side. F Get your Furs • As the Season advances, Furs will bet appreciably dearer. You 1 have everything to gain by getting Your Furs Now, while f skins are at their best, and Prices Low" (I ￼ !M)N Jta??tB? j )???. L M RiiiS The Ladies' Realm, < LLANELL Y. Phone 288 x I
I Sporting Gossip I
I Sporting Gossip I SOCCER. IJ I A Disappointing Came. ¡ The result of the match at Halfway on J Saturday proved a source of disappoint- ment to local Soccer enthusiasts. More was really expected than a draw, after taking into consideration the previous match at Ton Pentre. According to re- ports of that match the "Sospans" had the apponents well in hand and on the whole deserved to win, yet at home on yet at home on Saturday with their strongest possible team, it takes them all they can do to play a draw. In the early stages of the game the Ton men got busy, and the home defence would have been pierced on many occa- sions were it not for the wonderful goal- keeping of our old friend the "Inter- national," who was playing a wonderful game. The tricky play of the visiting forwards, and their remarkable combin- ation was a big thorn in the home de- fence, which was given a real gruelling. More than once the home backs mis- kicked and the visitors snatching up the opportunity were distinctly unlucky in I' not scoring. The famous trio, were not at all at home, and the remarkable com- bination which usually exists among them did not prevail. r Poor Combination. j The home forwards played well individ- ually, but their combination was on the whole very poor. The majority of the players are not new to each other, and their play on the whole failed to impress anybody present. If the team wish to attain success in the Southern League, this must be remedied. Let them take a. I lesson from Ton, whose combination was undoubtedly great. Then there was that lack of opportunism" amongst the heme men. They were repeatedly favoured with excellent openings, but all these went astray. The wing men, however, played a good game, their ex- cellent centres being a conspicuous feature. A First Impression. I Bert Leavey holds a high place in the estimation of the crowd. His display on Saturday gave one the impression that there was something of the "Meredith" style about him. His dainty passes and easy swing showed that he had learnt how to do the maximum amount of foot- ball work with the minimum amount of energy. Everything he did seemed to be done with such little effort that one often heard the remark "that he was born for football." That was the im- pression Bert Leavey gave us on his first appearance. 1 HUM P'lVOt. I Ted Gwynne, the new pivot, with a I little more coaching should prove a good man at his position. He has what is I called '.a sting in his shot," and we can rely on our plryor-manager getting the best out cf him. Llanelly 7 goals—CSiepstaw, Nil. I On Tuesday belore a fairly good at- tendance Chepstow were entertained in a Welsh League engagement, and were defeated to the tune of seven goals. Comparing this match and Saturday's one was more than surprised to see the difference in play. On Saturday, the combination was poor and the shooting very erratic, yet in this match the for- wards played brilliant football. The shooting of the ii-.is wonder- ful and had they played such a game on Saturday, I have not the slightest hesi- tation in saying that they would have won easily. Of course, it is true that they were not pitted against such a strong team, but the play was altogether different. The kicking of the backs was faultless, and the visitors were contnu- ally on the defence. On the whole the visitors were lucky to get off as lightly as they did. Were it not for the good play of their custodian the score would probably have reached double figures. All the home men played well, without exception, Morris being a great favourite with the crowd. Now ye men of Halfway let's have this play repeated, and success is assured. I Llanelly v. Barry. The visit of Llanelly to Barry to-day is arousing considerable interest locally in view of the spendid achievement of the Barry team. The "Sospans" have al- ways been a big draw at Jenner Park, and will no doubt give the home team a good game. The Llanelly team will be: Bailiffe; Blain and James; Gough, Martin and Norris; Morris, Rouse, Poyntz, Levi and Payne. The committee of the Llanelly Sup- porters Club are very anxious that the Llanelly and District Association Foot- ball League, which was a very successful body in pre-war days, should be re-or- ganized. With this object in view a sub- committee ha-s been formed with Mr. Geo Palmer as chairman, and it is intended to make application for affiliation to the Swansea League. Mr. Jack Williams, secretary of the Supporters Club, would b( pleased to hear from club secretaries ¡' who have intentions of entering the league competitions. I TUESDAYS R.F.C. The Tuesdays R.F .C. opened their fixture list on Tuesday in an encounter with the New Dock Stars, at Machynis. After a well fought game the "Stars" proved victors by two tries to nil. On Tuesday next the "Tuesdays" meet I Crosshands in a friendly match at ¡ Stradey. The team selected <-o represent the home team is as follows:-Full-bacl, Ben Edwards; threequarters: Willie Roberts, Cliff Thomas, Edgar Griffiths, and Emlyn Morgans; half-backs Frank Evans and Glan Thomas; forwards: D. J, Thomas (cant.), E. Marsh, Matt Jones Bob Hosea, Joe Owen, Willie Bowen, Ivor Dickens, Geo. Thomas, and Idwal Davies. The kick-off will be at 5 p.m. sharp. To-day's encounter at Machynis. A keen tussle is anticipated at Mach- ynis this afternoon when the New Dock Stars meet Tumble in a league engage- ment. Both toams are eagerly waiting for the "affaire," and the game will ba well worth witnessing.
"Nowfc" to put OD.
"Nowfc" to put OD. NEW DOCK MOTHER'S PROTEST* At the Juvenile Court on Thursday, before Messrs. Henry Wilkins and R. Guest, WTm. Hipkiss, a boy of eight, living at 1, Maliphant row, "Was charged with stealing a quantity of coal from Messrs. Richard Thomas and Co.'s Works. The case had been adjourned for a fortnight, as' on the last occasion the boy's mother told the Bench that her son did not have any clothes to wear. Presiding Magistrate (to defendant): Who sent you to take this coal ?-No one, sir. You went of your own accord ?—Yes. Presiding Magistrate: I strongly sus- pect the mother has something to do with this. Defendant's mother: How could I send the boy when I was away ? The Magistrate: It is your business to look after the child better than you have been. "e dismiss the case this time, but you will have to pay 10s. towards the costs. Defendant's mother: H'm, you'll have to wait for it then. It's as much as I can do to keep the family going on P,2 5s. a week. The Clerk: You want time to pay ?- Yes. The request was granted. At the close of the proceedings Mrs. Hipkiss produced a cutting from tho "Stlr" dated August 30th, remarking that "she was not going to be insulted." The paragraph referred to was that in which it was stated that a fortnight ago she had .said her little boy had "now't to put on." "The neighbours are all talk- ing about it, sir," she said to the Bench. "I never said 'Now't' at all. That's a Lancashire term, and I'm from Stafford- shire." The Clerk after perusing the paragraph handed it back to the woman and re- marked that their worships could not deal with that. "It deesn't matter much," said the Clerk. Oh, yes, it does," replied Mrs. Hipkiss, "It's in two papers, and it's a downright insult. The people are all making fun of me."
AN EXCELLENT PROGRAMME has been arranged in connection with the Pwll Grand Chair Eisteddfod in a spacious Marquee on the Stradey Castle Grounds next Saturday.
A Socialist Protest
A Socialist Protest POSER FOR EDUCATION COMMITTEE. The following letter from the Carway branch of the Independent Labour Party was read It Carmarthen County Educa- tion Committee on Thursday :— "We beg to call your attention to the fact that militarism is taugiit in the schoois. Moreover, their reading books are nothing but history of wars, heroism, and patriotism. To call this kind of thing education is ridiculous. To claim that it has any influence in forming character is downright knavery. What is needed are books giving accounts of tha soldiers of peace such as Cobden, Bright, Gladstone, and Henry Richard of Tre- garon." Lieut.-Col. Delme Davies-Evans, D.S.O. proposed that this letter be laid on the table, and this was agreed to.
Charge of Pe?jory.
Charge of Pe?jory. KIDWELLY MAN SENT FOR TRIAL. The Llanelly magistrates were en- gaged for hours on Wednesday in the hearing of a charge of perjury which arose out of recent affiliation proceedings. The defendant was David Harries, Glan- yrafan, Pinged, Kidwelly, described by the prosecutor's solicitor as a church ofifcer and Sunday school secretary, and against whom the bench made an order of 7s. 6d. a week in respect of an ille- gitimate child. Mr. T. R. Ludford reminded the bench that the defendant, during the affiliation proceedings, swore that he did not know the girl, that he had never been in her company, and that he had never had a conversation with her. Evidence would be forthcoming, however, to prove that he was continually in the girl's comnanv- lkfr. W. W. B ro,die, ? I Mr. W. W. Brodie, magistrate's clerk, said that at the affiliation proceedings defendant gave evidence in Welsh, and on being asked if he understood the oath he had taken replied in the affirmative. In his evidence defendant said, "When Rees Rees came to tell me of the birth of the child I took it as a joke. I have J not been courting the girl, and only used to say 'Good morning' or 'Good eveningp to her in passing. I have never stopped to have a conversation with her. It it ) not true that I advised her to go to a chemist to get \Something. After hearing further evidence, the 1 Bench committed defendant to th j assizes..