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Border ChiJdren Dispute.


Border ChiJdren Dispute. LLANELLY MEMBERS' FRIENDLY ADVICE. At the Carmarthenshire Education. Commit- tee on Thursday last, the Clerk (Mr..1. W. Nicholas) asked if he was to proceed with the negotiations relative to the building of a new school at Penyfai, Llanelly. Mr. W. B. Jones, Llanelly, proposed that the matter should be deferred at present, as there was no immediate hurry for the school to accommodate the Furnace children, as they had, all of them, been re-admiÚed into the town schools. He would also advise them not to proceed with the building of the school at Penyfai in any event as if they did they would find that they would have spent some thou- sands of pounds to erect a building which would not be wanted nor occupied. No child- ren could be expected to climb up all the way to Penyfai if they could receive the needful education at Old Road. The Lionel ly Educa- tion Committee had now opened their doors. and all the children in the district attended the Llanelly schools, even those who lived on the eastern sid° of Llanelly. It would be a great pity if they decided to spend the rate- payers' money, and all to no purpose. It could not be described in any way but a waste of the ratepayers' money If they were anxious to build a school on the borders of Llanelly, why did they not do so half way be- tween the Furnace and Sandy? The Sandy district wa.s growing rapidly, and in a very short time it would be a very populous dis- trict. The children from this district could not 1)3 expected to attend Penyfaj. school, but if the school were built half way between both places they would have some grounds for doing so. As it was they had none, and it would be a waste of public money. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Johns, Llanelly, con- curred as to the unsuitability of the spot, and said that three times too much was being asked for the land The children would pre- fer going to the town schools than the new schools. Mr. John Lloyd, Penybank: It was you and the Llanelly people who. drove ns to it. R-ev. Dr. Johns: Don't blame us. Mr. W. B. Jones: We were fighting for the rights of the children, whose parents we re- present on the County Council. I pointed out to you at the time that it was folly to think of building a school up at Penyfai, but you would not listen to wliat I said; and what I have told you before is only a repetition of what I then told you. According to the resolution passed by the Llanelly Education Committee the children will never be turned out again. Mr. John Lloyd: I am Hot quite so sure of that. Mr Jones: Perhaps so. I cannot expect you to be: but I am, and I can go further and say that if the town of Llanelly was consulted on the matter they would not have turned them adrift before (hear, hear). I believe Mrs Lloyd and Dr. Johns will confirm this statement. Dr. Johns: Yes, you are right. Mrs. Lloyd: I am of the same opinion, and I think the children are all right for the future. Mr. W. N. Jones said that during the fight the friends from Llanelly, unfortunately, stood aloof. They did not give any help at all in the selection of a site. He did not blame them, because they were on the other side. Now that they came forward with friendly advice, he thought the matter would be settled if they accepted it in the same spirit as it was offered. Eventually it was decided to refer the mat- ter back to the committee, with a view ol selecting another site. Tlie Llanelly members —Mr. W. B. Jones, the Rev. Dr. Johns, and I Mrs. Lloyd—were added to the committee. It was also decided to build a new school at Halfway, Llanelly.

Calf Fatally Wounded.




Babies of all Nations.