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The Country's Call


The Country's Call Enthusiastic Response in the Rhondda. By Friday last over 3,000 men from the Rhondda had joined Lord Kitchener's Army, in addition to those who had joined the Special Reserves and the Territorials. Mr. Leonard Morgan, a son of Mr. I). Watts Morgan, the chief miners' agent for the Rhondda Valley, has enlisted in the "12th Lancers. He has been joined by several "pals" from the Porth district. Over 600 men—according to Mr. H. N. Sheppard (Unionist agent for the Rhon- d(la)-liave, gone from the Conservative- clubs in the districts, while Labour clubs, too, have supplied strong contingents. Credit for the admirable work done in the district is due to Mr. Leonard W. Llewelyn, in charge of the Mid-Rhondda stations; Mr. D. Llewellyn Treharne, of the Upper Rhondda station; and Mr. F. L. Jacob, of the Rhondda. Fach station, with their excellent recruiting sergeants Sergeant Garner (Tonypandy), Sergeant Coxhall (Upper Rhondda), Sergeant Joshua Jones (Upper Rhondda), Sergeant NiXton (Ferndale), Colour-Sergeant Weeks (Porth), and Sergeant Gwilym (Porth). Very great assistance is being given by the police, under Superintendent Edwards (Ton-Pentre), and Inspectors Davies (Toiiypandy), Thomas (Ferndale), aoud Williams (Porth). In despatching the recruits Colour-Sergeant Weeks and Ser- geant Gwilym, at Porth, place an old soldier in charge of each party. They are receiving valuable help from Councillor A. J. Orchard, Mr. H. N. Sheppard (Unionist agent), and Mr. D. Watts Morgan. Recruiting is still proceeding at a brisk rate. During Monday 531 men enlisted at the four recruiting stations, bringing the total up to over 4,000. There were 181 at Ferndale, 129 at Porth, 121 at Tonypandy, and 100 at Pentre. On Tues- day 60 enlisted at Tonypandy, 50 in Porth, and 35 in Ferndale. The Treorcliy Rugby Club have resolved to cancel all fixtures until the war is over. Eleven members of the club have joined the Army, and the Treorcliy junior players, numbering 35, have enlisted en bloc. Why not a Pals" Battalion for Mid- Rhondda? A number of recruits would readily join providing they had some assurance that they would be accom- panied by one of their "Dais." Rhondda Relief Fund Among the subscriptions to the Rhondda Relief Fund received by the lion, secre- tary (Mr. W. P. Nicholas) is one of £ 100 from the Rhondda Valleys Brewery (Ltd.), Pontypridd and Treherbert. At a meeting of the Rhondda Valley Licensed Victuallers' Association, held at the Royal Hotel, Clydach Vale, on Satin- day, it was unanimously decided that every licensed victualler, from Ponty- pridd to Treherbert and Mardy, be asked to contribute towards the National Relief Fund.

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