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I (jiit i'roiU New York. I I STAR SPANGLED BANNER FOR LLANELLY. '"Hands across tho sea"—from New J York to Lbnelly. It was the privilege of j the Rotary Club of Llanelly to receive on j Thursday night the gift of a handsome Star spangled banner from the Rotary Club of New York. The flag is a beauti- ful specimen, of full size, and surmounted bv the American eagle. It was handed over at the Stepney Hotel by Rotarian Home-Morton, past president of the j British Association of Rotary Clubs. Prior to the presentation, dinner was served to a large company included in which was a number of ladies. Ald. D. James Davies presided, and after the loyal toasts had been honoured, he sub- mitted the toast of "The guest of the evening," which was received with en- thu-siasm. Speaking in response, Mr. Home- Morton gave an interesting account of the growth of the Rotary movement in this country, and what it had accom- plished, and was accomplishing across the Atlantic. Llanelly was the twenty-first town in Great Britain to receive a gift of a banner. Behind this gift was the hearty gccd-will of the great people who had come into the war at a critical moment and helped to ,save civilization. When the Rotarians were received by President Wilson at Washington, they assured him that Rotary would be behind him in any movement which he would take up for tho good of humanity. The President's reply was that he needed no assurance of that kind because he was fully aware of what Rotary Clubs were doing all over the country. Great Britain had its difficul- ties to-day, nor was America without its serious problems. What was wanted was tc cement the relations between the two great countries, because it appeared as though Providence had decreed that the peace and progress of the world was to be safeguarded for ever by the English- speaking peoples. Our responsibility therefore was a great one and it was not to be lightly undertaken. Rotary Clubs had a great part to play in this and were in a unique position to co-operate with their American colleagues in establishing the reign of concord and goodwill. Of course, allowance had to be made for differences of temperament. Climatic conditions made the Yankee a more vola- tile subject than the average Briton, but deep down was a sincere regard which was fully reciprocated on this side. He handed to the Llanclly Clul) the banner not merely a.s an expression of fli. wili of the New York Club, but also of the good-will, fellowship and friendship of all the other clubs throughout the United States.

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