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Re the No. 3 Ward Election.

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Re the No. 3 Ward Election. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leadtr. Sir,—I beg leave to draw attention to one or two matters connected with the report in your last issue under the head- ing, Pentre Bye-Election." It is com- mented therein that there were several reasons for the defeat of the Labour can- didate, one being lack of sympathy and co-operation between the Progressive forces. Public meetings were held which were open to all who felt inclined to support the Labour candidate, and it is a strange fact that of the section called" Progres sive," none made their appearance to show where lay their sympathy. At the first of the meetings held at the Pentre district, the local committee was chosen, which had the care of working and can- vassing the district; and it is significant that of the" Progressives" named to act thereon, hardly one gave a helping hand. Doubtless, these and similar tactics called forth the condemnation of Coun- cillor Tom Evans, when he spoke of the dog in the manger policy." jp With regard to the bad çeneralship," I presume this has reference to the non- committal nature of the invitation ex- tended by the Pentre Trades and Labour Council on Monday, February 14th, 1910, to the Young Wales Liberal and Labour League at its own (the League's) in- stigation to all progressive persons to take part in the contest. This seems to have been good generalship when one considers the interesting proposal con- tained in the reply of the League re- ceived by the Secretary of the Labour Council next day (Tuesday). Much convenient apprehension seems to have prevailed during the election among the Progressives as to the complexion and colour of the Labour Council, but let there be no alarm, the Council is but a federation of Trade Unions and Labour organisations, having for its object the furtherance of the interests! of Labour, pure and simple, as apart from any poli- tical colouring; or, in other words, is but a federation of workers banded together, having a turn in looking after their own interests and welfare, instead of leaving it to others, as has too long been the case. —Yours faithfully, Ton. I. T. REES. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader. Sir,—Councillor Thomas Harris' ill- natured remarks which appeared in the "Leader" of February 19th, that there are no intelligent men outside the Union, leads many of us to believe that he must have borrowed his own intelligence from those men he accredits: with the share belonging to those outside the Union. It may interest him to know the best work- men and the most intelligent men are outside the Union. It certainly was not the views of intelligent men which was put before the Council. When we have a grievance, we are quite capable of put- ting it before, the Council without paying someone else to do so. Why should the intelligent men be ruled by their inferiors, simply because the latter have a majority of one or two? I should like Mr. Harris to make the acquaintance of those intelli- gent men who are intelligent enough to turn about 75 per cent. of the funds to a working account, or, rather, to their own pockets. He will see the intelligence written large upon their faces; he may even smell it. My opinion is that it is robbery for some men to be paid fifty shillings or more per week from funds where many men who have helped to pay them would not average twenty shillings per week with hard manual labour, rain, dirt and much discomfort thrown into the bargain. Trusting you will give this due prominence.—I remain, AN OUTSIDER. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader. I Sir,—More than one local musician, with no right to do so, have for a num- her of years been appending to their names the title A.Mus.T.C.L." If thev do not discontinue the practice, it will be somecftie's painful duty shortly to ex- pose them. Whatever be the value of the above title, there is in the Rhondda but one person who has obtained it—Mr. J. R. Lewis, Ferndale. This may be verified by anyone who cares to consult the Calendar for Trinity College of Music, London, 1910."—Yours truly, LOOKER-ON.

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