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The Outraged Souk. When out for a walk, Penrhys is a favourite de.stination of mine. But when there (it is painful to impart the fact), my uppermost thoughts are those which should cling, to the historical associations of the romantic spot. I cannot help myself! It is impossible to have exalted thoughts when something objectionable jars upon the senses. The truth must be blurted out. I have a grievance—seats! Oftentimes I have been leaning against the palings which a solicitous Council has seen fit to adorn the mountain road at this point. The thought has struck me- indeed, it has given me an ever-present dread-that the peculiar position of my body, and the dangerous angle presented by the palings, may have impressed passing pedestrians with the idea that my habitual pose is only the prelim, of a settled intention on my part to push the structure over'. Need I take the trouble to state that such is not the case? 1 would like to assure anyone who has seen me in that ungainly position, that I am of a most law-abiding disposition, and that nothing less than an utter disregard for antiquity would make me venture on such an act of wanton mischief. Now, as I have gone so far, I wish to explain, candidly, why it is that I am so often to be found in the attitude described. Well, it is because I find it so soothing and pleasant an alternative to sitting on those seats! I have had innumerable opportunities of ascertaining which of the two-the palings or the >eats—provide the best repose. Indeed, if my memory serves me right, I have never known an occasion when I could not have the entire monopoly of the latter. They are never occupied! But with regard to the palings, there is a slight difference. Here—on rare occa- sions—I have notice competition—healthy competition, let it be understood, but not keen. I have never been unduly pressed, even on the palings; but I am willing to admit that I have seen a decent crowd hanging, thereon. I recollect it was so when I was smitten with a desire to loll on one of the Council lounges. Now, I have a perfect horror of crowds, and even one of the least dimensions is apt to prostrate me. That is why, in a weak moment, I entertained the innocent pros- pect of obtaining forty winks on that inviting seat. 1 Hitherto I had been ignorant of the reason why I, and" I alone, had the wisdom to embrace such a blessing, and simul- taneously with anticipating my pleasure, I was asking myself the question. The answer to the riddle, was soon forth- coming. With my usual reckless abondon, I let myself go on that seat as I would on any other, alas! with direful results. I quickly realised that I would have to use more discretion with my limbs, and that I could not, with impunity, relax more than a limited number of my muscles in the act of sitting;—on a Council seat. Again and again I turned, this way and that, in my endeavours to get some degree of comfort, but in vain. There is about these benches a kind of uncom- promising rigidness suggestive of the Stone Age, which is heartbreaking in the extreme. However, the fact that there are only a few of these seats goes to show that the Urban Authority has been wise in its, generation, inasmuch as it has' for- seen the danger to life and limb that I would arise, in the rush for places, had the seats been constructed with a too generous regard for public comfort. Doubtless there will be people who, whilst accepting my assurances in the matter of the palings, will be unkind enough to suggest that I frequent this place for the want of something better to do. A word of explanation is again necessary. If I am not imposing too much on their credulity, I will fisk these people to believe me when I stated that I have gone to Penrhys with an. object other 0 than that of dilating; on the attractions of the place as a haven of rest. I have stood there, or to be more,, correct, I have leant on those palings, and have endea- voured to imagine what Penrhys and the Rhondda looked like before the advent of the prospector and the, coal-mine. I have tried to picture the scene when our noble chieftain, Rhys ah Tewdwr, rallied his small force in that last stand to resist the ¡ usurpers, Einion ab Collwyn and Iestyn ab Gwrgfjnt, and their allies, the Normans. All true, Welshmen know what a futile resistance that was. Quite as ineffectuil were my efforts when I tried, with a bling of the eye, to obliterate from the landscape the Scotch and the coke-ovens. Undaunted. I have sought to follow the lines and the curves of the hills, and the river to tlwir natural courses and conclusion^. By tliis artistic method, I have been rewarded by seeing, the village and colliery give way to th- wood -and space the trap—I mean the tip- is replaced by the verdant fern-covered slope where, in reality, I know there is the grim iron bridge spanning the river, my mind's eye pictures the primitive ford, and the old-time herdsman bringing in the cattle from the pastures. But—un- fortunately there is a, hut-it is when success thus begins to crown my efforts I am ruthlessly6 brought back to earth again, and a voice in my ear remarks, "We are improving, sir!. What d'you think? What with the tl'am&-und'seats." It is curious: how the mind will revert to some wrong it may have, endured. This phenomena is one instance which illus- trates the failure of the human being to rise above the brute creation, Kick ft dog, and the act becomes the basis of a pet aversion—on the animal's part—to you, nnd vice versa. Here, perhaps, some cynical chap who is never happy unless lie is "arguing the point" would like to have me that the (tog, hag no mind, I will let this pass. It is a small matter. I have always had a rooted dislike for argument; besides, to quote Edwin Pligh, It is so exhausting; it exhausts every- one and everything; but itself." Meanwhile, our arguing friend, with the persistence which inflicts those given that way, will suggest, as I decline to discuss the" point," that I should solve it by hatching—that is, by sitting on it. I have no desire even to do that. I have simply mentioned the matter because it lias a bearing on my own particular wrong, which lias" for its point the Council seat; and it is with sorrow that I admit that I have sat upon it. It is 01181 of the unfortunate character- istics of mankind for the victim of some awkward experience to evince a, kind of unholy joy in the sufferings of others placed in ,similar circumstances. I have felt like this myself when I have seen couples—engaged and otherwise—seeking to find happiness in each others' society on our rural seats. There is, on the Mardy Road, a certain seat which (from the antics I have witnessed thereon) has given me some pleasurable return for the pains I myself have endured. There is some fiendish uniformity of structure about these treats which gives one the suspicion that they are the result of a clear, defined plan. The one I have men- tioned is a torture chair of the first water," to which I was once imbecile enough to submit myself as martyr. Per- haps it was a grievous mistake on mv part to give way to an inherent languidness, and take it rather too easy. Fool as I was I did .so, and forgetting, or rather, not thinking, that it was essential to have my feet firmly embedded in the strata, the inevitable, of course,, happened—I fell off the seat! Thus it is that I can gaze with outward calm when I see, the spoon- ing couples clinging on to the back of the seat as if they are on a switch-;ack rail- way, whilst inwardly I fiercely gloat at their misery.
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Children's Concerts at Clydach Vale. The annual concerts of the children's choir in connection with Soar (W C.) Church were held on Thursday and Sat- urday last, when performances of J. Frise's original musical sketch, "A Birthday Party" were given. The con- certs on past occasions have been so very successful that it was a matter of no surprise that there were crowded attend- ances on both occasions, The little oper- etta gave plenty of scope for a display of the talent available and no greater advan- tage could have been taken of it. The title role, that of "Grandmother," was in the able hands of Mrs. Sophie Beynon, who was giving the birthday party. The "bright, vivacious, and charming" grand- child was impersonated by Miss Bessie Thomas, the other characters being Miss V. Young (Mary); Masters W. T. Rees (Jack), Vivian James (Nervous Boy), Dd. William Hughes (Irishman). There were also the Peers, Pupil Teachers, and Flower Girls, the last-named certainly taking chief honours. The singing; of the young choir was very creditable indeed, a praise- worthy feature being the excellent enun- ciation. Mucfi pains had undoubtedly been taken to produce ihp work so very successfully, and the greatest praise is due to the unassuming and modest young conductor, Mr. Arthur James. The "Soar Magpie Troupe of Minstrels'' gave their valuable- assistance, and caused great amusement, the corner men, Messrs Ben James and Isaac Thomas being es- pecially good. The rendering of the "Little Fat Man by the latter caused roars of laughter. The solo singing; of Mrs, Beynon and Mr. David Pugh wa's also much appreciated. The accompaniments were played by the Soar Orchestral Society, led by Mr. David Thomas, with Mr. Huflh John James and Miss Maggie M. Thomas at thf. pigno. The secretarial duties were efficiently carried out by Mr, Harding Morris, Dr. E. Gabe-Jones and Mr. David Davies, M-E-, presided on Thurs- day and Saturday respectively.
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Luskin College Strike. Mid-Rhondda Trades Council's Protest. Executive Committee's State-4, ment. At a meeting of the Mid-Rhondda Trades and Labour Council on Thursday, the following resolution, moved by Mr. W. Job, Penygraig, and seconded by Mr. Noah Rees, checkweigher, Clydach Vale, was passed unanimouslyThat this Council, representing 10,000 workmen, protests most emphatically against the dismissal of Mr. Dennis Hird, the re- spected principal of Ruskin College, and that the various districts comprising; the South Wales Miners' Federation be asked to consider the advisability of withdraw- ing any students now in residence at the College holding scholarships from the Federation unless Mr. Hird be uncon- ditionally reinstated. We further believe the energy and intelligence of the, Execu- tive Council of Ruskin College would be better directed in strengthening the personnel of its tutorial staff than in dis- missing its most capable member." To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Raskin College, Oxford, April 2nd, 19C9. S) i-, I am instructed by the Executive Committee of Ruskin College to communi- cate to you the following statement ex- planatory of the reasons which have com- pelled them to accept the resignation by Mr. Hird of the Principalship, an action which has been confirmed by the Council. For some time past the Executive Com- mittee has been confronted with a serious and systematic failure of discipline in the College, and towards the end of last year a special committee was appointed, con- sisting, among, others', of Mr. Bowerman, M.P., and Mr. Albert Taylor, to enquire into its causes. After a long and careful inquiry, in the course of which evidence was taken from representative students as well as from members of the staff, it became clear that Mr. Hird was at variance on matters of general policy and adminstration with both the Executive and the House Committee, and that this was the main cause of the present dis- organisation. Under these circumstances the Execu- tive Committee had no alternative. There could be only one way of ending the situation that had been forced upon them. Accordingly they put the situation before Mr. Tlircl in the most friendly way, and, in view of the differences of opinion which could not be adjusted with self-respect on either side, Mr. Hird tendered his resig- nation, the Executive at the same time acknowledging the great services which Mr. Hird had rendered to the College in the past and offering him a pension on his retirement. It is quite untrue to say that the pre- sent Executive Committee are hostile to Mr. Hird's subjects—sociology, and logic. It is true that an alteration of the curri- culum was proposed in the direction indi- cated, but as a matter of fact it was not accepted' by the Committee. The curri- culum, which gives not only express but fuller recognition to sociology, was drawn up by two of the University representa- tives. The suggestion that this is the reason for Mr. Hird's retirement is so palpably absurd that it cannot be enter- tained for a moment by anyone who knows the real attitude of the University members on the Executive Committee and Council of the College. No members of the Council have been more jealous for the independence of the College or more opposed to any linking-up of Ruskin College with the University or to anything in the nature of a definite connection between the University and the College." The interpretation put upon the report of the Joint Committee of Oxford Univer- sity and the Workers' Education Association Committee is strangely wide of the mark. All that this Committee proposes is that one year's residence and course of study at Ruskin College should be accepted by the 11 University authorities as qualifying a student for admission to the course of study for the diploma in economics and political science, if he should desire to avail himself of the opportunity. It is a purely facultative proposal, and is in reality (as it is meant to be) a recog- nition of the teaching and subjects of teaching at Ruskin College. The Com- mittee also proposes; that any scholarship or exhibition given in connection with the Oxford tutorial classes should be tenable at Ruskin College. So little does its curriculum appear to "offend the sus- ceptibilities of the University." It is not very creditable to the good sense of the students that a perfectly friendly recognition of this kind should lend itself to the imputation qf any sinister motive. The truth seems rather to be that the present students havo developed a hostility to any education which is not dogmatic, to a degree and an extent that may, and in fact does, give the impression to the critics of the College that they are afraid of it. This is not the view of those University repre- sentatives who happen at the same time to be the Socialist (and almost the only Socialist) representatives on the Council. It may be of interest to mention that the members of the Executive Committee are Mr. Ri. Bell, M.P., Mr-. C. W. Bowerman. M.P., Mr. Shackleton, M.P., Mr. Albert Taylor, of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, Mr. H. S. Leon, Sir William Markby, Professor Goud.y, Mr. Sidney Ball, Professor Lees Smith' and the ltey, A, J, Carlyle,—I am, yours truly, A. J. CARLYLE,
Hon. Sec. of the Executive Committee. Of all who. strove our ills to ease, Older or newer, Than Galen and Hippoprateg, Who warred with every dire disease, There's none, I'm sure, Whose honoured name will live as late As that of him who found Woods' Peppermint Cure.