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The Horse Scheme. I CARDIGANSHIRE EXECUTIVE. A meeting of the War Agricultural Executive Committee was held in Lampeter on Thursday week. Present, Messrs. Rd. Evans, in the tchair; Ben Davies, M. L. Vaughan Davies, M.P., David Evans, John Jones, and D. J. Williams, with Commissioner John Owen, the Executive Officer, Labour Officer, and Secre- tary. The question of providing horses and labour for smallholders was considered and it was decided to appoint a man to organise the scheme for horse ploughing. It was decided to advertise for a horse officer. In order to carry out the Cultivation Programme for the spring of 1918 it would be necessary to see that the orders served by the Committee would be carried out and the Committee decided to ask the district committees to nominate two or three persons in their districts, who would be suitable men for the work, the Executive Committee to select one of the number nomin- ated. A meeting of the Machinery Sub-Committee held, Mr. David Evans, Pengellev, pre- siding. An appeal was made to the Petroleum Board for better supplies of paraffin to farmers (using it for driving farm machinery. It was explained that the arrty intended releasing a considerable number of horses for the cultiva- tion of the land. Orders were placed for disc harrows to be worked by tractors and it was expected that ten Ford tractors would reach the county towards the end of the month. Dis- trict Committees would be asked to make arrangements for storage of implements on hire in the district- and some local ploughs were purchased to be used in connection with the Horse Ploughing Scheme. A meeting of the Labour Sub-Committee was also held, Mr. Ben Davies, Perthvronen, Llan- dyssul, presiding, when arrangements were made to establish a school of ploughing in Glandenys Farm, Lampeter. Ploughs, men and horses were required and :t was reported that these were forthcoming and that soldiers would commence their training next week.

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