Treherbert Ambulance Brigade. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir,—Kindly allow me a space in your valuable paper in reference to the report of the Education Committee in your issue of the 10th inst., at which was read a letter from the Secretary of the Treher- bert Ambulance Brigade re application for the use of a local school for prac- tices and storage of equipment. The writer, according to the report, points out that the members of the Brigade object' to holding their practices and meetings on licensed premises, and that many young men are debarred for that reason. I beg leave to state, in fairness to the members, and also to Mr. and Mrs, Ryan, who have kindly lent the Brigade the use of a room for practices and storage of equipment free of charge, that this is not true. I have not heard of one of the members making an objec- tion to that effect. Further, 1 may say that there are more members in the Brigade since the headquarters are at the Railway Bar than has ever been, and the future is brighter than ever. This is due to Mr. and Mrs. Ryan's keen interest in the Brigade. I am sure we have a lot to thank them for and it is a pity that we haven't more Mr. and Mrs. Ryans in Treherbert. We should then have a hall of our own very soon.—Yours, &c., A MEMBER OF THE BRIGADE.
Railway Arrangements for the Christmas Holidays. Special arrangements have been made by the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Rail- way to meet the exceptionally heavy passenger traffic during the holiday season. Excursion tickets will be issued on Saturday, December 24th, to New- castle Emlyn, Cardigan, and other stations in West Wales. A special through train will be run, giving facilities for connection with trains on other lines. For the convenience of shop assistants and others, a special train wall be run on C'hristmas morning from Treherbert for all stations to Swansea, which will con- nect at Briton Ferry with a special down train on the G.W.R. The usual Sunday, service of trains will run on Christmas Day. On Monday (Boxing Day) the Saturday service of trains will be run, and the 11 p.m. train for Swansea will be extended to Treherbert. Other details as to excursion tickets will be found in the Company's announcement in our advertisement columns. The London and North Western Rail- way are running special Christmas and New Year excursions with bookings from local stations to Scotland on December 23rd and 30th; to Liverpool and Man- chester districts, Blackpool, the English Lakes, North Wales, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and London on Decem- ber 24th. and to stations on the North Eastern Line on December 24th and 31st.
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THE GENERAL ELECTION. POLLING RESULTS. In the subjoined returns Liberals are distin- guished by the letter" L," Conservatives and Unionists by U," Labour men by Lab. Socialists by "Soc. Independent Free Traders by "I.F.T. and Irish Nationalists bv "N." WEDNESDAY'S RETURNS. PROVINCIAL. NOTTS Rusholiffe..T,ief Jones, L 9186 YQF?KS Ccmingsby Disraeli. U. 6580-2606 Otley J. R. Duncan, L 61,51 W. W. Thompson, IT., 4892-1259 SCOTLAND. ORKNEY AND SHETLAND -f Wnson, L Unopposed RENFREWSHIRE West Col. ,7. W. Creig. L 6366 Heury Meehan, U 6082— 284 LATER RETURNS (WEDNESDAY) PROVINCIAL. CAM as Wishech .Hon. Neil Primrose. L. 5401 Lord Robert Cecil, li 4857— 544 CHESHIRE Edclisbury.,T-T. Dai,iistoii. TJ 5°12 Hon. A. L. Stanley. L. 5023— 289 Hyde Francis Neil son, L. 5562 Tom Smith, U 5268- 294 DERBYSHIRE Cftesterf'ld .Tames Haslam, Lab. 7283 DERf'PlSHIRE G. W. Radford. TJ 5055-2228 I DEVON 'f'airistock.. J. W. Spear, IT s6409 H. C. F. Luttrell, L 6019- 390 GLOUCESTER Stroud C. P. Allen. L 5051 C. E. Fitch. TJ 4849- 202 HAMPSHIRE Isle of Douglas B. T-Iall, IT 7192 WighlS. Ralli, L 6969 — 223 KENT Dartford.J. Rowlands, L 4 9151 VV. Foot Mitchell, U. 8198— 954 NORFOLK East Sir R. John Price, L. 5265 F. Meyer, U 3865-1400 SOMERSET North .T. Kins, L 6299 F. B. BeanCharnp, IT. 5378— 921 South Sir Edward Strachey, L. 4784 Hon. Aubrey Herbert,U. 4317— 467 SUFFOLK Eye Hon. H. W. Pearson, L. 4927 George Berwick, IT 4157— 770 SUSSEX EastfoourneRupert Gwynne, IT 6873 Hector Morison, L. 4920-1953 WARWICKSHIRE Nuneaton.. William Johnson, Lab. 8199 H, Maddocks, TJ 7501— 698 YORKSHIRE Holderness Arthur S. Wilson, U. 4861 Sydney Arnold, L. 4480- 381 SCOTLAND. EDINBURGHSHIRE Midlothian Master of Elibank, I 8837 Maior J. H. Hope, U. 5680-3157 KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE Gilbert M'Mieking, L. Ronald McNeill, U. 2625— 192 IRELAND. ANTRIM North P. Kerr-Smiley, TJ 3557 William MacAfee, L. 2974— 583 WEXFORD South .Peter Ffrench, Nat. 3578 J. Cummins, Ind. Nat. 1164-2414 LATEST RETURNS (WEDNESDAY} PROVINCIAL. CORNWALL St. Ives .Sir Clifford Cory, L. 4253 R. VaughaiT Williams, U. 3338— 915 SCOTLAND. ARGYLLSHIRE J. S. Ainsworth, L. 4280 G. A. C. Hutchison, U. 4023— 257 CAITHNESS-SHIRE R. L. Harmsworth, L. 2718 Archibald McLeod, U. 87-2631 IRELAND. KERRY South J. P. Boland, Nat. 2395 T. B. Cronin, Ind. Nat. 451-1944 TYRONE North Redmond Barry, L 3170 Lord John Hamilton, U. 3038-132 WATERFORD West J. J. O'Shee, Nat 24Q2 M. F. Healy, Ind. Nat. 727-1675 THURSDAY'S RETURNS. PROVINCIAL. LEICESTERSHIRE Harborol J. W. L-ogan, L 8192 Sir H. Marshall, TJ 7115-1077 SCOTLAND. LANARKSHIRE Mid J. I-I. Whitehouse, L. 6033 H. S. Keith, U. 5702 Robert Smillie, Lab. 3847— 331 North-EastT. F. Wilson, L 9848 Capt. J. B. Carpenter,U. 7142—2706 LATER RETURNS (THURSDAY). PROVINCIAL. BUCKS Buck'gham Sir Harry Verney, L. 6029 Lt.-Col.F.T.H. Berliard,U 5702— 327 CORNWALL Camborne. F. D. Acland, L 4419 Dr. G. Coates, U 2326-2093 DERBYSHIRE High PeakS. Hill Wood, U *5813 Oswald Partington, L. 5629— 184 DURHAM Barnard A. Henderson, Lab. 5868 Castle H. G. Stobart, U 4423-1445 Bishop Sir H.M.Havelock- Auckland Allan, L. 4531 William House, Lab. 3993 G. E. Markham, U. 3519-1012 GLOUCESTER Tewkesb'y Hon.H.M.Hicks-Beach,U. 5699 E. A. Lister, L 5267- 432 HERTS Hitchin .Dr. Alfred Hillier, U. 5233 T. T. Greg, L 3942-1291 LINCOLNSHIRE Stamford .Major Hon. C. Willoughby, U. 4545 G. H. Parkin, L 4206— 339 NORFOLK South-West R. Winfrey, L 4176 Capt. A. E. S. Clarke, U. 3745- 431 NORTHANTS East L. G. Chiozza Money, L. 7430 Sir A.de Capell Brooke, U. 6676 T. F. Richards, Lab. 1431- 754 NORTHUMBERLAND Hexham D. Holt, L 5124 A A. Chayter, U 4324— 800 STAFFORDSHIRE Leek Robert Petyc(, L 5742 W.Bromley-Davenport,U 5152— 590 WILTS WestburySir John Fuller, L. 5041 G. L. Palmer, TJ 4152— 889 YORKS Doncaster. C. N. Nicholson, L 9240 C. W. Whitworth, I 6696-2544 Skipton .William Clougb, L. 6151 R. F. Roundell, U 6100- 51 Whitby Hon. W. G. Beckett, U, 4970 W. H. S. Pyman, L. 4506— 454 WALES. GLAMORGAN Gower .John Williams, Lab. 5480 W. Phillips, L. 4527— 953 SCOTLAND. ABERDEENSHIRE West J. M. Henderson, L 5415 George Smith, U 3232-2183 AYRSHIRE South W. P. Beale, L 8715 T. W. Mclntyre, U. 6335-1880 BERWICKSHIRE H. J. Tennant, L 3005 Capt.Hon.J. Cariipbell,U. 2000-1005 DUMBARTONSHIRE A. A. Allen, L 8579 W. T. Shaw, 0 7267-1312 DUMFRIES-SHIRE P Molteno, L 4708 William Murray, V. 4146— 562 FORFARSHIRE James Falconer, L 6449 James Duncan, U. 4397-2052 HADDINGTONSHIRE R. B. Haldane, L. 3845 Benjamin H. Blyth, U. 3158-687 LANARKSHIRE South Sir W. Menzies, L 5160 Dr. C. M. Douglas, U. 3963-1191 IRELAND. CORK East Capt. Donelan, Nat 3173 W. O'Brien, Ind. Nat. 1834—1338 DOWN South J. McVeagh, Nat 3668 J. Weir Johnston, U. 3040— 628 LATEST RETURNS (THURSDAY) PROVINCIAL. DEVON Barnstaple E. J. Soares, L. 6047 C. S. Parker, U 5155— 892 SCOTLAND. BUTESHIRE Harry Hope, TF 1569 Jil, R. Mitchell, L — 1316- 253 SUTHERLANDSHIRE A. C. Morton, L 1464 Lord Stafford n 1277— 187 IRELAND. CORK South .T Walsh. Ind. Nat 2346 Edward. Barry, Nat 2184- 162 LONDONDERRY North Hugh T. Barrie, TJ 4960 W. H. Brown, L 2217-2743 FRIDAY'S RETURNS. SCOTLAND. RENFREWSHIRE East Capt. John Gilmour, TJ. 10063 J. Ian Macpherson, L. 8883—1180 LATER RETURNS (FRIDAY). PROVINCIAL. BEDS Luton T. Gair Ashton, L. 7601 J. 0. Hickman, U 6623— 978 CORNWALL Launcest'nG. Croydon Marks, L. 4373 E. Treffry, U 3249-1124 DEVON Honiton .Major A. C. Morrison- Bell, U. 5348 H. Geen, L 3439-1909 GLOUCESTERSHIRE Thornbury Athelstan Rendall, L. 6820 Major G. K. Cockerill, U. 5837— 983 HUNTINGDONSHIRE Ramsey 0. Locker Lamp son, IT. 3077 A. C. Forster Boulton.L. 2954— 123 NOTTS Bassetlaw W. H. Williams, IJ 5436 ^topford W. Brooke, L. 5221— 215 OXFORDSHIRE Banbury Hoii. E. Fiennes, L. Capt. R. B. Brassey, U. 3538— 91 SOMERSETSHIRE Wells Capt. O. Sandys, U. 6178 A. L. Wills, L 4094-2084 YORKS Buckrose.. Sir Luke White, L 4867 Lt.-Col. Mark Sykes, U. 4635— 232 Osgoldcr's Sir J. C. Rickett, L. 8158 W. C. Johnston, U 4347-4171 SCOTLAND. ROXBURGHSHIRE Sir John Jardinp, I,. 2908 N. K. Cochran-Patrick,U. 2704— 204 WALES. GLAMORGAN Rhondda. W. Abraham, Lab. 9073 H, Lloyd, TJ 3701-5372 MONTGOMERY DISTRICT Col. E.1 Pryce-Jones, U. 1522 A.E.Humphreys-Owen.L. 1468- 54 IRELAND. ARMAGH South Dr. C. O'Neill, Nat 2890 S. H. Moynagh, Ind. Nat. 1003—1887 DUBLIN South Alderman Cotton, Nat. *5223 Capt. Bryan Cooper, TJ. "Su90— 133 KERRY East T. O. Sullivan, Nat 2561 P. Guiney, Ind. Nat. 1308-1253 LIMERICK West P. J. O'Shaughnescy.Nat. 3052 D. D. Sheehan, Ind. Nat. 1285-1767 MAYO West William Doris, N. 3931 W. O'Brien, Ind. Nat. 1082-1849 TYRONE East W. A. Redmond, Nat. 3108 D. D. Reid, U. 2968- 140 'I: pQa ..A. SATURDAY'S RETURNS. PROVINCIAL. DERBYSHIRE Ilkeston Col. Seely, L 9990 W. M. Freeman, U. 5946-4044 SCOTLAND. ST. ANDREWS BURGHS Maj. Anstruther-Gray, U. "1675 J. Duncan Miller, L 1626- 49 LATEST RETURNS (SATURDAY) PROVINCIAL. ESSEX Romford. Sir J. H. Bethell, L 22119 T. W. Griggs, TJ 18850-3269 WILTSHIRE Wiitan C. Bathurst, U 4356 F. E. N. Rogers, L 3769- 587 SCOTLAND. FALKIRK BURGHS J. M. Macdonald, L. 6276 D. H. L. Young, IT 4245-2031 Gains. THE NEW PARLIAMENT. December, 1910. Members Jan,-Feb. 1910- Returned. 275 Liberals 271 1 22 f Conservatives^ 2734 and [ 272 27 i Unionists J 40 Labour and Socialist.. 42 5 82 Nationalists 82 2
Ferndald, The teachers of the Ferndale Schools had a very highly successful social and dance on Friday evening of last week at the Duffryn Schools, the, proceeds of which were in aid of the Teachers' Benevolent and Orphan Funds. There was. a large number present, including visitors from Mountain Ash. Ynysybwl, Trehafod, Porth, Treherbert, Ponty- gwaith, and Mardy. The floor was in excellent condition for dancing, and nearly everyone present took full advan- tage of this opportunty. The M.C.'s were Messrs. Barnes O'Hare and David Williams (Higher Grade). The whist drive was a bumping success under the supervision of Mr. Walter Parfitt (school- master). The gentleman's prize was cap- tured by Mr. Morgan Howells (Regent Street), whilst Miss Edith Davies (Tylors- town) was successful in taking away the ladies' prize. The arrangements were in the able hands of Mr. Arthur Morgans (Ferndale Boys'), who acted as secretary. Mr. Tommy Powell supplied the dance music. The catering was of a high order, as is only to be expected from Mr. Frank W. Barkway. The employees of Messrs. D. Davis and Sons, Ltd., were paid on Thursday even- ing last by the South Wales Miners' Federation a week's pay for the time lost in October last, owing to the strike of the engineers, stokers. &c. There were two representatives of the Aberdare Distress Fund present at the Workmen's Hall. where the money was paid, and a collection of L26 6s. 6d. was taken towards the relief of the distress in that district. One workman gave all his strike pay towards this deserving cause, whilst another said, Give me two shillings back for a drink, and keep the remaining eight shillings."
"Aunt Kate's Laundry Book." Since it is an impossibility to banish washing day from the housewife's calendar, the next best thing is to plan the work on methodical lines, so as to lighten labour and secure the best results. This has been Aunt Kate's aim in the preparation of the Laundry Book, which well-nigh deals with everything in the nature of washing, starching. ironing, &e. There are helpful chapters on the doing up of cotton and muslin frocks and blouses, the laundering of laces and fine things, of babies' robes and children's dresses, the dressing of a shirt collar, cuffs. &c., with articles on soap-making at home, the manufacture of bleaches and blues, and hosts of wrinkles and labour- saving contrivances, which cannot fail to be of great practical service to all house- wives and laundresses. The cost of the book is one penny.
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Theatres to be Closed on Sundays. Rhondda Councii's Fan-reaching Resolution. A special meeting of the Rhondda- Dis- trict Council was held on Tuesday after- noon last at the Council Chamber, Pentre, for the purpose of granting theatrical and cinematograph licenses. Councillor Ben Davies, J.P., presided. theatrical and cinematograph licenses. Councillor Ben Daviee, J.P., presided. Before proceeding to deal with the applications, the Clerk pointed out the advisability of appointing a, committee to draw up rules and regulations with regard to the licenses. He also stated that if the Council desired to impose any conditions in respect of opening the theatres on Sundays, it was perfectly valid to do so. In a. case recently tried under the Cinematographs Act in the Divisional Cffurt, a, decision was given I that certain premises had to remain closed on Sundays. Canon Lewis said that the opening of ice-cream shops on Sundays was a great deal more injurious to the morals of the young people than even the opening of theatres (hear, hear). The Chairman: We have no power over them. A discussion followed on the question of Sunday lectures at theatres, but the Clerk pointed out that this would come I on later after they had heard a depu- tation on the matter. On the motion of Councillor R. S. Griffiths, it was agreed to proceed with the provisional granting of licenses, reserving the question of lectures, con- certs, &c., for discussion later on. The appointment of a committee, as suggested by the Clerk, was agreed to.
Close for All Purposes. A deputation representing the Pentre and District Free Church Council then entered the room, and appealed for the entire, closing of theatres for all pur- poses on Sundays. Before the deputation was allowed to proceed, it was thought desirable that the applicants, together with their legal advocates, should hear the deputation's request. These accordingly filed into the I Chamber, accompanied by Major Hill- Male, who appeared for the Theatre Royal and Empire, Tonypandy. and Mr. D. W. James, on behalf of the New Hippodrome, Tonypandy, and the Tivoli, Ple.li "I e,. The Rev. E. W. Davies, the spokesman of the Free Church Council deputation, then resumed his case, and quoted the High Court decision referred to by the Clerk. Mr. D. W. James said his client was prepared to give an undertaking that no performances of any kind would be allowed on the premises. Mr. C. W. Poole. Gloucester, repre- senting Messrs. Poole's, Ltd., said that his theatres had only been opened on Sundays for the purpose of charity. They had now arranged sacred concerts for- the benefit of strikers, every penny of which would be handed over to that object, and he asked whether the Council intended stopping these. The Clerk said that that was a matter which would be discussed by the Council. Mr. D. W. James said that Mr. Stone had opened the Tivoli Theatre for two consecutive Sunday evenings for the benefit of the Gelli workmen, and a sum of £ 127 had been handed over to the Relief Committee. Mr. Wm. Morgan: said that the credit for the Tivoli performances was due to a Pentre gentleman named Mr. Broad, who had disposed of the whole of the tickets. The Clerk: We cannot discuss that. Mr. Morgan: Mr. Broad is now work- ing up a concert at the Tonypandy Empire for the same cause. Is that going to be stopped? The Clerk: That must come before the Council in the ordinary way. The deputation then retired, and the Council proceeded to discuss the Sunday Closing" question.
The Discussion. Canon Lewis asked whether, the schools were available for charitable concerts on Sunday evenings? The Surveyor: There would be a diffi- culty in adapting the schools for- cine- matograph pictures. The Clerk: That is a matter for the Education Committee. Canon Lewis moved that the theatres be closed for all purposes on Sundays. Councillor Tom Evans suggested that the resolution should not include those buildings not at present licensed by the Council. Councillor James James: If it is immoral to hold these sacred concerts in a hall, it is equally immoral to hold them in a school. Councillor Maltby drew attention to the difference between a music hall and a building like the Mardy Workmen's Institute, erected by the workmen for their own purposes. He asked why could not the Council muster sufficient pluck to give their decision on the merits of a case, instead of hiding behind a hard and fast rule. There was a great difference between a house erected for the benefit of the workmen and a music hall. Councillor R. S. Griffiths: And yet it comes so near that you take out a license for it. Councillor Maltby: So near and yet so far. It is a theatre so very seldom. Councillor Tom Evans moved an amendment that the halls be closed on Sundays, providing that, in the event of an application for permission to hold a performance in the interests of charity, and subject to the sanction of the Coun- cil, they might be opened. He did not think it would be in the interests of the public to adopt a hard and fast rule. A charity concert appealed to most people, and there would be a great outcry if they closed the door against them. Councillor James James seconded.
,The Feeling of the Churches. Councillor Walter Williams expressed a hope that every member of the Council would abide by the conditions of the license. Great stress had been put upon sacred concerts on Sundays. It was a kind of thing people took up when they had not tried other sources. He instanced a case where a dramatic company in con- nection with a Pentre church had given performances in aid of the workmen lately locked out at the Pentre Colliery, I by which a sum of ZCIOO was realised. It was only right, lie said, that they should
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The Cream of the People." Canon Lewis, in winding up the debate, said the opening of theatres on Sundays gave offence to the religious section of the community, and this was the cream of the people. Charity was the essence of their religion. On a division, 7 voted for the amend- ment and 17 for the motion. Councillor Tom Harris moved an amendment that things remain as they were, pending a report of the Special Committee they had decided to appoint. This was seconded, but on a division was lost by a majority of 8. It was then resolved to grant the licenses applied for on the usual con- ditions, but with this proviso, that in future all theatres shall be closed for all purposes on Sundays. ELECTRIC LIGHTING ORDER. Following the above meeting, a special meeting of the Council was held, at which a resolution was unanimously passed to apply to the Board of Trade for a Pro- visional Order under the Electric Lighting Acts, authorising the Council to generate, store, and supply electricity and electrical energy for all public and private purposes within the Rhondda urban area.
Pontrhondda. An excellent competitive mooting was held at Penuel (O.M.) on Saturday even- ing last, the competitions-, especially those upon the open recitation and cham- pion solo, being of a very high standard. The Rev. T. H. Morgan (pastor) presided. The duties of adjudicators: were carried out by Messrs. David Yorath (Eos Hafod), Ystrad; John Williams, Bethania, Llwynypia; and the Rev. Thos. Lloyd, Bethel, Ystrdd. Mr. D. Jones, Higher Adv. I.S.M., Tonypandy, accompanied; cty, while the secretaries were Messrs. Stephen Protheroe, Sherwood, and D. J. Walters, Turberville Street. List of awards: Solo for children under 12 (9 competi- tors), 1st Miss Rachel May Thomas (Tre- orchy), 2nd Master Morgan James Pugh (Pentre), 3rd Master Eddie V. Davies (Oakfield Terrace); Scriptural examina- tion for children under 13 (7 competi- tors), 1st Master, William J. Lewis (Rail- way View), 2nd Master David C. Rees (Sherwood). 3rd Miss Lizzie Mary Evans (Oakfield Teriace); Scriptural examina- tion for children under 10 ^competitors), 1st Miss Muriel Anne Morgan (Tyntyla Road), 2nd Master Richard Protheroe .Sherwood), 3rd Miss Edith V. Davies (Oakfield Terrace); recitation for (chil- dren under 16 (3 competitors), 1st Miss Rachel May Thomas (Treorchy), 2nd Miss Elizabeth H. Jones (Ton-Pentre), 3rd Master Edgar Walters (Turberville St.); solo for children under 16 (6 competi- tors). 1st Master Edgar Walters (Turber- ville Street), 2nd Miss Rachel May Thomas (Treorchy); Scriptural examina- tion for children under 16 (8 competitors), 1st Miss Elizabeth X. Jones (Ton-Pentre), 2nd Master Edgar Walters (Turberville Street), 3rd Miss Anne Williams (Hennon, (Tonypandy); solo, confined to members of Penuel (2 competitors). Master Edgar Walters (Turberville Street); recitation for children under 12 (5 competitors), 1st Miss Gwyneira Irene Evans (Ton-Pentre), 2nd Master Trevor Walters (Turberville Street); Scriptural examination for those under 21 (4 competitors), Miss Maggie Maud Davies (Sherwood);, essay (confined to members of Penuel), "Joseph as a character worth emulating" (2 competi- tors), Mr. Tudur Williams (Pontrhondda). who returned the prize to the committee; juvenile choir, only one entered, namely, Penuel (under the conductorship of Mrs. Tudur Williams (Llinos Moelwyn), and was awarded the prize. Mrs. Williams, however, returned the prize. Open reci- tation (6 competitors). Miss Beatrice May Lewis (Railway View, Tonypandy); cham- pion solo (12 competitors), Mr. W. Meredith (Ystrad); reading an unpunc- tuated piece (3 competitors), prize divided between .Messrs. J. H. Griffiths and Charles Harris, both of Gosen, Treorchy.
Tom Mann submits a definite proposal to Rhondda and Aberdare miners in the words That early in the coming spring the Miners' Federation shouR! initiate and carry out a fight to establish a minimum wage." His scheme seems all right, but the pity of it is that delegates and others labour too much over details so that Labour is discredited. We are, unfortunately, far from the time when Socialists will be sociable, and Conser- vatives will conserve, and not wreck.
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respect the feelings of the churches in this matter, and he could assure them that there was a strong objection to tuese concerts. There was sufficient sympathy in the district to support every deserving cause, and he failed to see why it was necessary to run after Sunday night. He therefore firmly hoped that' they would stand firmly by the present conditions. Councillor Tom Harris: May I ask in what category would Mr. Evans place. Sunday meetings of workmen ? Councillor Evans: Workmen can fiave facilities to hold their meetings on days other than Sundays. These Sunday meetings are recent innovations. Councillor D. R. Jones said he believed circumstances would arise which would require special treatment, and therefore they would he doing the wrong thing by making a cast-iron rule in recrard to the opening of halls. In his opinion, if a veto were placed upon any theatrical paraphernalia being used on Sunday nights, they would not have so many requests for charitable concerts. Councillor R. S. Griffiths said it ap- peared to him that they were going to cripple themselves for good as an ad- ministrative body if they were, going to leave the door open for full-dress debates and deputations at every meeting of the year. He could not conceive why such meetings as had been held lately -in the district should have been held -oil a Sun- day. Personally, he was of the opirfon that charity would not suffer much at the end of a year if they tried this ex- periment. Councillor E. J. Roderick said that some of the most successful meetings of the organisation to which he belonged had been held on a Sunday. They had no public hall at, Clydach Vale, and great difficulty was experienced in getting a place to hold their meetings. Occasion- ally they were compelled to hold meet- ings on Sundays and he would not like the Council to deprive worikng men of these meetings. There was a strong undercurrent in that meeting against political meetings being held on Sundays, but if they decided to stop them, the probability was that clubs would increase, over which the Council would have no control. Councillor James James said that after what Afr. Roderick had said, he was not now prepared to second his resolution. Councillor Tom Evans said he was pre- pared to so broaden his resolution as to allow things to remain as they were, pro- vided that each application should come before the Council so that they could consider them on their merits.