BRECON 8U8AL DISTRICT COOKCSH.. Friday. —Present Mr Jenkiii Wil- liams, vice-chairman, presiding, the Revs. T. Griffiths, A. E. Evans and D. H. Picton. Messrs. John Jones (Liatiri T hangel Xantbran), Jno. Smith, D. Watkins, Evan Jones, T. Daniels. W. C. Davies. Rees Williams, T. R. Williams, Roger Price, W. Watcyn Williams, Jno. Price, Jno. Jones (Llanclefalle), D. J. Thomas, T. Davies. T. Powell, J Ricketts Price, Jno. Thomas, W. Morgan (Llan- frynach), W. Morgan (Mae.scar), Edíyd. Jones, T. Joseph, and P. J. Williams, with the Clerk (Mr M. F. Thomas) and other officials. HOI."II OF .MKIZTIX: There was some discussion as to whether the war practice of holding the meetings of the Council immediately after those of the Guardians should he continued, or a reversion made to the old custom of meeting in the afternoon. Mr Watcyn Williams proposed that the war practice be continued, as it had proved very convenient. Mr Jno. Jones (Xantbran) said in the old days they could hardly get a quorum for the relief cases at the close of the other business of the Guardians, the members flocking out but with the Council meeting to follow they stayed. Mr Jno. Smith remarked that there was one objection to the proposal. Some- times they had gone well into the after- noon before they finished the business of the two meetings. With the proviso that the Chairman should have power to adjourn* the Council to the afternoon when there was a great deal of business, he would second the motion. The motion was carried with Mr Smith's suggestion incorporated. RKPK KSENTATIVE. Mr Jenkin Williams was re-elected the Council's representative on the governing body of the Devynock scholar- ship district. CARDIFF PROPOSAL RE-IKCTE1). The invitation from the Cardiff City Council to send representatives to a conference to consider the provision of a Welsh national war memorial having beezi re--eived, Mr Jno. Smith said he was strongly in favour of a county war memorial if anything. They could not support a national memorial and put up a proper county memorial as well, and he pro- posed that they decline to send repre- sentatives to Cardiff. Mr Jno. Jones (Xantbran), in seconding, remarked that they respected Cardiff as a capital for Wales, but they had their own county to consider. The motion was carried unanimously. HOUSING. The Clerk reported that the Sanitary Committee had appointed three sub- committees to deal with housing questions in the districts of the three medical officers, including one lady in each case —Mrs Gwynne Holford (Buckland), Mrs Powell (Castell Madoc), and Miss Adelaide Williams (Penpont). They instructed him to send a circular to each Parish Council and Parish Meeting in the district, asking for their requirements in regard to housing. Also he was in- structed to ask the Medical Officers of Health to specially inspect their districts and report. Dr. Thomas had already made his report, and one or the sub- committees had met at Talybont and considered the housing question as affecting Talybont, Llanfigan and Llan- santffraed. He had received a circular from the Local Government Board urging that housing schemes should be expedited and that a special housing committee should be appointed and be allowed to exercise most of the Council's powers in the matter. The Sanitary Committee had so far dealt with the housing question and they might be appointed the special committee. Mr John Jones, Xantbran, moved that the Sanitary Committee be appointed as a special housing committee. Mr Jno. Smith suggested that the r three ladies who were on the sub- committees should be added, and the ttiover agreed. The Rev. T. Griffiths then seconded the proposition and it was carried. cy) o, The Chairman remarked that Mrs Grwynne Holford met the sub-committee at Talybont and was very helpful. She Was prepared to grant the sites that were asked for, with the approval of the trustees. The whole proceedings at Talybont were very satisfactory. Mem- bers of the Parish Council were present and they came to an agreement. The sooner they had similar meetings in the other districts the better. The Clerk mentioned that 12 houses Were proposed for the parishes of Llan- figan and Llanddettv on sites selected. Mr Jno. Jones, Xantbran, said he was afraid some of the parishes did not take into consideration the cost of the houses, and that they thought they could get houses for little or nothing. The Housincr Committee should very care- fully consider the question of finance because it would be useless to build houses to cost. £ 500 or 9600 and have them vacant. i The Chairman I believe the sub- committees will use discretion. Of course it would be foolish to build houses with- out the prospect of tenants. Mr Jno. Smith contended that it Would be wrong for any district to build houses to accommodate persons that the district itself did not require. In his Parish they had decided that they did not require any houses there were ah eady 'three good houses empty. Some yaihpjiymen attended their Parish Meet- ing and thought they should build. If they did the people who would take the houses would be railwaymen and pos- sibly others from Brecon town. He did not think it was the intention of the Government that they should build houses (cheap as far as the rental was concerned) for people to avoid rates in the districts where they now lived. The intention of the Government was to intention of the Government was to build for the needs of the district and that was what the Council should do. They had some bad houses not fit for good workmen to live in, and these were the men who should be catered for. Whether it was an urban or a rural centre, they should see that the 'men there had proper houses to live in, but they should not build little palaces in the country for men to come out of town to live in. The Chairman pointed out that the object of the Sanitary. Committee in asking the Medical Officers to report was to ascertain how many houses were j condemned in each district and how many of such could be made habitable. The chief object of appointing the sub- committees was to guard the Council in the same direction, so that the owners of any houses capable of being made habitable should be compelled to do the necessary work and money should not be wasted in building houses where they were not required. The Rev. T. Griffiths Bui I under- stand there is a commissioner coming to scs what houses are required. see what houses are required. The Chairman Generally I believe the committees know more about that than any commissioner can know. Messrs Jenkin Williams, Jno Jones (Xantbran) and the Rev. T. Griffiths were appointed to attend the County Council conference on housing. INCREASE OF SALARY REFUSED. The Council next dealt with the application of Mr W. Williams, one of the highway surveyors, for an increase of salary. At the last meeting a recommendation was received from the Finance Committee to continue the war bonuses paid to the highway surveyors for three months, but not to alter their Mr Williams then put in a formal application for an increase, con- sideration of which was postponed for a month. Replying to the Chairman, Mr Wil- liams said he had found the money insufficient for the work. He had had to fall back on other money he had from private sources and he did not think that was fair or right. Including the war bonus he received from the Council £ Uti, and the expenses ran very deeply .Y into that amount. He had £ 75 a year as fuel overseer, but that was extra work and a good deal went in expenses. The duties of this office had entrenched upon the other work to a certain extent. When he made his application lie ex- pected the fuel overseership would soon be finished, but it was now likely to go on for this year. Since he had taken it on lie never knew when iii,4, work was finished. He had had to work many I times till 2 and ?> o'clock in the morning and come into Brecon on Sundays. A discussion then took place in the absence of the surveyors. It. was pointed out that Mr Williams was appointed as a full-time officer, but had been allowed to hold an assistant overseership. The Rev. T. Griffiths spoke of the decreased purchasing power of money, and added that they must acknowledge that Mr Williams was an efficient officer, and it was their duty to pay him adequately. Mr Juo Smith proposed that no increase be granted and Mr Jno Price I seconded. Mr Jno Jones (Xantbran) remarked that as the fuel overseership would continue for some time, he did not see how they could grant an increase that day. Whilst that office was held, the other office could not get the full value of the surveyor's time and it would not be just to the ratepayers to make an increase. They all knew Mr Williams was an excellent officer, but the rate- payers also had to be considered. Mr D. J. Thomas did not think the Council were dealing quite fairly with Mr Williams. They all agreed he was an excellent officer. They had been raising the salaries of other officers all round and he believed Mr Williams was the first whose application was objected to. He was not out for extravagance, but why not treat all officials alike ? Mr Jno Smith He has had privileges which others have not had. The Chairman It must be remem- bered that Mr Williams was appointed a full-time officer and we have given him opportunities to increase his salary, £ 75 j as fuel overseer and the assistant overseership. ) Mr D. J. ThonAa But he does a lot I of work at night. Mr T. Davies said they all knew Mr Williams was an efficient officer, and as other salaries had been raised they were j not treating him quite fairly. Mr Wil- liams was an assistant overseer before,! he was appointed surveyor he had had great difficulties in his work as surveyor j during the war, and they should give him I a small increase to encourage him. The Rev. T. Griffiths proposed as an amendment that a small increase be given and Mr D. J. Thomas seconded. The Chairman I shall be quite pre- pared to consider his salary when the fuel overseership comes to an end. Mr Roger Price took the same view. Mr D. J. Thomas Is he allowed any- thing towards travelling expenses ? The Chairman No. Only four voted for the amendment and the original preposition was carried. The Chairman afterwards informed Mr Williams that the Council would be prepared to consider his position when the fuel overseership was abolished.
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j VICTORY LOAN. Breecn's Preliminary Meeting. At the request of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Mayor of Brecon (Mr W. F. Parry deWintoii) convened a public open-air meeting for Saturday evening last, to inaugurate the opening of the great Victory Loan Campaign. The gathering was at the Fountain in High street, and considering that only short notice was possible and that the evening offered many inducements else- where, the attendance was satisfactory. The Mayor presided, and had the support on the platform of Councillor Miss Philip Morgan and Mr W. T. Lee. The Deputy Mayor (Aid. David Powell), Mr W. H. Griffiths (L. & P. Bank), and Mr A. J. Corbett (joint hon. sec. to the Brecon War Savings Committee) were amongst those present. In the course of a short speech com- mending the new loan to the meeting, the Mayor said that there was one particular view of the matter which ought „ [ to have great weight with all, and es- pecially with the working classes. Perhaps the greatest and most urgent problem of the day was the housing question, and as a large sum of money would be required by the Government to finance housing schemes, it would be of enormous as- sistance to them in this respect to have the Victory Loan well taken up. From a general point of view it was also of z, great importance that we should pay off our indebtedness to foreign countries, and here again the value of a good sub- scription would come in. The sooner we could pay our debts and establish our credit with foreign countries, the sooner would the value of the sovereign increase again, and this was one of the strongest arguments why we should support the Goverment loan. His Worship then proceeded to explain the chief features of the loan. and pointed out that there was one provision which would appeal to every sporting man in the country. He also commended the war savings certificate to those of very small means as offering a I splendid return, whilst it could be readily- cashed if the money were required at any time. The meeting would be interested to know, he said, that the number of certificates that had been cashed out of 300,000.000 issued was very small, something under £ 25,000 worth. So valuable was the war savings ceitificate that there were very few of the big men who had not purchased the full £ "500 worth allowed. He was glad to think that there were not many people in Brecon who did not hold some of these certificates, and he hoped the purchase of them would further develop. Miss Philip Morgan also spoke. She did not know anything about finance, but she knew that the. subject of thrift must appeal to women. They realised the need of saving during the war, and denied themselves of everything they could because they loved their country in order to save money to finance the war. The need of saving was even greater to- day, because as a nation we were spending more money, and she appealed to every- body to subscribe as much as possible to the Victory Loan. Last year Brecon achieved a triumph in sending up £ 80,000 to the War Loan as the result of a week's work. This time she hoped they would aim at £ 100,000 she was certain it could be done. Brecon had sent her men to the war they had volunteered, they had fought, they had died the women of Brecon had suffered and endured. Were we going to fall behind now the victory had come 'i Brecon was true to her King and country and she believed would respond in the way the Mayor wished. The housing question was very hear to her heart, and we were not going to get that question settled until we had the money to build. Questions were invited, but not one was The Mayor then announced that it was intended to have a week of intensive effort, similar to the one last year, and he hoped everybody would have a share in raising during the week (applause). He was going to London on Monday to hear the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the subject of the loan and the finance of the country, and probably there would be another public meeting in Brecon at the end of the week. The National Anthem concluded the proceedings.
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NEWS IN A NUTSHELL. It was said by the Crown solicitor in Belfast that a demobilised woman muni- tion worker in that city drove up in a eai to the labour exchange and drew her out- of-work dole. Next year's conference of Odd'ellov.s ) (M.U.) will take place at Leamington. I A girl, aged fourteen, has been re- manded at Middlesbrough on a street bet ting charge. Islington Borough Council is spending £.t!);8ia on additional electricity plant. St. Panc-ras Food Committee asks for wholesale bacon prices to be again con- trolled. Admiral von Holtzendorff. the man who swore to bring Britain to her knees in six months, hns died in Berlin. Co-operators in congress at Carlisle de- clared for the formation of a new demo- I-eratil' party," and instructed the Central Board to approach the Labour Party. Oxford University decided to apply to the State for a grant. French miners and seamen are now threatening a general strike. I, Imports increased in May by £ 9,749,7G7, and exports by £ 19,377,321. Many South Wales mills are being stopped by the drought. Glasgow is experiencing a meat famine, and ninny butchers' shops are closed I' Two young whales have been washed ashore on the Northumberland coast near Newbiggin. All restrictions placed upon the naviga- tion of Spanish vessels during the war have been removed. An American Army barracks near Bor- II deaux has been destroyed by fire, but of 150 motor-cars it contained only one was burnt. The Jason, a Holt liner, has run on â I rock at the entrane to Vladivostok Har- i hour, and attempts to tow her off have been unsuccessful. American Boy Scouts have opened a national campaign for 1.000,000 associate members and £ 200,000 wherewith to ex- pand their organisation. An order was recently received afc Sydney from a dry district of Canada li p a cl a for 40,OM gallons of wine for the manu- facture of medical preparations. Canada is advancing Itan'ianra. a credit. I of twenty-five million dollars (£5.00fLt)(rü) for the purchase of suppHes in Canada, and charging 5! per cent, interest. It has been decided by the Supreme; Court at Washington that the property of non-resident citizens of the United States j is to be subject to income-tax. The Throstle, a British steamer, with a cargo of 4,000 tons of coal, ran ashore on Tuesday in a fog, and sank, near Brest. Tiie crew were sared and brought to Brest. During a demonstration at Vaktta on Sunday the mob brolie into the houses of wheat importers and destroyed all their furniture. One flour mill was burnt. One hundred Czeeho-Slovak officers and men. who have been fighting against the Russian Bolsheviks in Siberia, reached New York on Tuesday from Vladivostok, where 4,000 others are said to be still awaiting1 transport. The rifle range and drill hall at Send (near Woking) has been presented to the parish by Mr. A. H. Lancaster, together with C400 in War Loan for their upkeep. Epsom Congregavionaliets are building a house for their pastor (to cost about £ 1,000) as a war memorial. A Church referendum has decided against recasting Heslemere bells as a Church war memorial, though they are de- c'lared to be almost blasphemously out of tune." j A delegation of Italians residing in Egypt has arrived in Rome to present General Diaz with a gold medal com- memo rating his victories. Mrs. Booth. i.< to be received by several municipalities on tiie occasion of her motor tour through the Eastern Counties in connection with the Salvation Army jubilee. ) The American Government is under- stood to have decided to establish a ser- vice of fast steamer?' between the ports of the Pineus and the United States. Mons Robertson were the names given to a at Finchley. The Yen. Wiiiiam Cunningham, Arch- deacon of Ely, died at Cambridge on Tuesday in his seventieth year. In connection with Hurst Park races on Monday, the Kingston Police netted P-60 I in fines for illegal gaming. Although eighty-five, George Cheney, Cublington, Bucks", cycles twelve miles every Sunday to Salvation Army'meetings. The Tmperial Goyernment is ready to. give 100 aeroplanes to any Dominion re- quiring the machines for defence. Permission given for the use of grey flannel troupers by naval officers ÍJî uniform landing for recreation does not pply to omcers.inLondon. The owner of the prize-winner in Class I for Shorthorn bulls at an exhibition of breeding stock at Dublin refused an offer of £ 7,500 for his prize exhibit. A mosquito bite has caused the death of Miss Ashley, twenty-one, of Seven Kings, Essex. She was stung on the nose, ery- sipelas developed, and she died three days later. At the Isle of Man Court of General Gaol Delivery, William Henry Clague, thirty, a farmer, pleaded guilty to an offence against a girl of fourteen, and was sentenced to twelve months' imprison- ment, with hard labour. At Colchester several publicans were fined heavily for selling beer otherwise than by Imperial measure. In one case the defendant's advocate produced one of the glasses used by his client and said it was calleo. a "long sleever," but the Chairman of the Bench remarked that it was known as the long deceiver." Waithamstow Council is asking the education authority to instruct teachers to warn school children against damaging trees in the streets. West Derby Golf Club House at Liver- pool was burnt to the ground on Tuesday morning. A dog which was the club house watchman perished. Mrs. H. W. Forster, wife of the Finan- cial Secretary to the War Office, is about to convert Peak Hill Lodge, Sydenham, into a convalescent home for aged mothers. After going through campaigns in Galli- poli, Mesopotamia, and France, a demo- bilised eoldier named Clogher was cut to pieces by a train near his home at Athlone. Willesden Council urges the Local Gov- ernment Board to provide a place where women leaving maternity wards can go with their babies, as no one will let them rooms.
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