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YSTALYFERA NOTES.

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YSTALYFERA NOTES. CYCLING CLUB SMOKER. The Ystalyfera Hotel clubroom was packed on Saturday evening when a smoking concert, under the auspices of the Ystalyfera United Cycling Club, was held under the presidency of Mr. D. W. Jenkins. The accompanists were Messrs. Rees Owen (Cwmtwrch) and J. R. Scott-Hopkin (Ystalyf-era). Songs were given hy Messrs. Will Lewis (en- core), Dd. Jno. Jones (encore), Emrys Jones, E. Vincent Jno. Davies, Evan Davies, G. Wade Evans (encore), Oliver Humphries, Sam Baker (Baker's-build- ings), recitations by Messrs. Jno. Jeff- reys and Z. Jones, a rhapsody on the bones by Mr. Joe Marshall, and piano- forte selections by Messrs. Hopkins and Owen. The ringing of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" by Mr. E. Thomas brought an <n joyable concert to a close. Following the concert a general meeting of the members was held when the following officers were elected: Chairman, Mr. D. W. Jenkins; vice- chairman, Mr. T. P. Lewis; secretaries, Messrs. W. S. Collins and Dd. John -Chatham, Clare-road, Ystalyfera trea- sure", Mr. D. A. Lewis, with a strong committee, viz., Messrs. J. W. James, W. James, W. J. Jenkins, Alf Lang- don, Joe -Evans, Jack Walters, Bert Hor,kiV- David J. Davies, W. Jones, J E. Gr-'«iths, Randell Thomas. T. J. ""Thomas, E. V. Thomas, Scott Hopkin, 4iiu iiou Morgan (Upper Cwmtwrch). Mr. T. P. Lewis was appointed dele- gate to the South Wales Centre of the N. C. U. The club is now the strongest in Wales, and it is hoped -that before the cycling season opens rtlie total membership will exceed 100. *'Y DDRAIG GOCH" SOCIETY. The final meeting of the session of -the Guild of the Red Dragon took place -on Friday evening, when there was a fairly good attendance, presided over by the vice-president (Mr. G. Griffiths). -"rlie proceedings took the form of a general debate on the subject, "Has the Guild justified its existence" Mr. H. Morgan leading off in the affini- tive and Mr. W. J. Hopkin replying in the negative. The affmnative was sup- ported by Messrs. A. Morgan, H. Wade Evans, J. Davies, D. J. Morgan, Miss Price, B.A., Mrs. T. Lloyd, Mr. Isaac Shepherd, Miss Davies, Messrs. Will Evans, T. Morgan, Mrs. Ben Jones, Miss A. Williams (secretary). Mr. G. A. Greenwood, whilst Messrs. B. Jones, D. Jenkins, and J. Powell supported Mr. Hopkin, contending that the attend- ances had not been sufficiently large and that more meetings should be de- voted to Welh. Ultimately the resolu- tion was carried by a large majority, but upon a second motion being sub- mitted to the members it was carried unanimously. Afterwards the election of officers for the coming season took place, and re- sulted as follows: President, Mr. G. "Griffiths; vice-presidents, Mr. D. J. Williams and the Rev. Jno. Davies; secretaries, Miss Price, B.A., and Mr. Isaac Shepherd; treasurer, Mr. H. Morgan, and committee of seventeeit members. OFF TO EGYPT. Mr. J. C. Jones, grocer, of Chemical- row, Godre'rgraig, is leaving Ystalyfera <m Monday for a six weeks' tour in Egypt and the Holy Land, and is ar- ranging his journey so that lie will be in Jerusalem over Easter. AN HOUR WITH DICKENS. There was a fair attendance at the weekly me-eting of the P.S.E. Society at the Institute on Sunday evening, when Mr. A. Pritchard, of Lower Cwm- twrch. gave "An Hour with Dickens," consisting of a selected reading from "Martin Chuzzlewit" relating Dickens' experience in and opinions of, Ameri- ca. The reading was thoroughly enjoyed and was followed by a highly interest- ing discussion, in the oourse of which Mr. Pritchard was cordially thanked for his services. LOCAL MANAGER'S DEPARTURE. I Many local readers will be interested to learn that Mr. Oliver Jones, under- manager of the brickworks of Messrs. D. Rees and Sons, Gurnos, has left that post to take up the management at a brickworks at Llandrindod, to which place he removed on Tuesday. Mr. Jones, who is well-known and re- spected in the district, is a eon of the late Mr. Daniel Jones, Gurnos, and is a son-in-law of Mr. D. Rees, at whose brickworks he was engaged. I ZOAR CANTATA PROCEEDS. I Although not what may be termed crowded, there were good audiences at the rendering of the sacred cantata "The Journey of Life," in connection with Zoar Band of Hope last week, and there is every reason to believe that the proceeds in aid of Band of Hope funds will total between £ 15 and £ 20. I HOUSING LECTURE. j Vnaer tne auspices or tne israiyrera. branch of the Women's Labour League arrangements are being made for the holding of a special meeting at the local I.L.P. Hall on Monday evening next, at which Mr. Edgar L. Chappell, sec- retary of the South Wales Garden City and Town Planning Association, will lecture on "The Small Dwellings Ac- quisition Act." The local I.L.P. branch has promised to co-operate in the meet- ing and an invitation is also being extended to the Women's Co-operative Guild members, so that the meeting should be a great success. ——— 'WOMEN IN THE WORLD TO-DAY.' The fortnightly social gathering of the local branch of the Independent Labour Party took place at the In- stitute on S?turdav evening, the pre- sident, Mr. T. C. King, ;oesiding over a fairly good attendance. During the evening a very interesting and con- vincing paper on "The position of I women in the world to-day" was read by Miss Elsie M. King, secretary of the local branch of the W.L.L. The I paper was followed by a long and ani- mated discussion, in which most of those present took part, and a de- I lightful evening was spent. We would ) gain remind local members of and sympath?f-s with the Labour and Socialist movement of the meeting to I be held to-morrow (Saturday) evening in memory of the late Mr. Jack Evans, of Alltygrug-road. The memorial ad- « dress is to be delivered by Mr. T. C. King, and a hearty invitation is ex- tended to all. BLACKBERRY COLLIERY TO BE RE-OPENED. a& Jrwli iVIwyar, situate between Tarreni and Wauncoe d Collieries, is to be re-opened, and Mr. James Evans, late undermanager of the Tarreni Col- liery and a few others are engaged in developing the place. It is expected that the new coliiery will find work for a largo number of men. Fred Attwell, the speedy and clever centre forward of the Ystalyfera Asso- ciation team played for Swansea. Town Reserves on Saturday and scored two goals against Walsall. Attwell played up to his usual form and he should hear something from the Swansea direc- tors. COMPETITIVE METING. I A splendidly successful competitive meeting was held at the Worn Chapel Vestry on Saturday evening. under the auspices of the Band of Hope. Mr. T. R. Samuel conducted the meeting in I a very able manner, Mr. W. Asaph Williams adjudicated the musical, Mr. W. T. Howells the miscellaneous, and .iœ Alice Williams (schoolmistress), t?-c art items, whilst Mrs. Jonh Davies (Worn), presided at the pianoforte. A very large audience was present, and the entries were numerous in all sec- tions. The successful candidates were: Brush painting, Misses A. M. Lewis and Eunice Jones; solo for children, I "St. David's Day," Miss Enid Todd; solo for girls, Misses Enid Todd and R. A. Davies: solo for boys, Masters Idris Mainwaring and D. Haydn Jones duett, Miss Harriet, Langdon, R. A. Davies, and Gertie Thomas; quartette, Parti Aelwyd Tygwyn; recitation, Miss Eirwen Jones; humorous story, Miss May Langdon and Master Trevor Rees; impromptu speech, Mr. David Lewis; essay on "The temperance heroes of the Bible," Mr. David Lewis. It was a delightful meeting and thoroughly successful from all points of view and reflected the greatest cre- dit upon the organisers. PREMIER CINEMA. I oorae really excellent piotures are screened a.t the Premier Cinema. this week. On Monday. Tuesday, and Wed- nesday evenings, the star film was "In Peril of the Law," a remarkably ar- resting story abounding with thrilling life in JT.pa.n with great effects. "The Line Up" proved an admirable sporting drama, whilst the humorous element was well represented by "The Con- stable's Daughter" and "No bham and I, the Anarchists." For the latter part of the week a great star picture has been booked at considerable expense, viz., "The Black Diamond," a film I play of the first order. EASTER SATURDAY SPORTS I The first sports of the season will be held on the Wind-xoad Grounds on Baster Saturday, April 11th, under the auspices of the Ystalyfera United Cycling Club. A first-class programme .f cycle and foot events has been ar- ranged, and in addition to obstacle, wheelbarrow, and other events, which will tickle the risibility ef a crowd, a whippet race (120yds.) will be run. It is expected that there will be a largo number of entries for this event, the first of its kind to be held on the Wind-road Ground. Valuable prizes are offered for competition in every event. In the boys' walking race, open 1to boys under 16 years of age, there will be a good turnout and some keen sport is expected. The obstacle race for which the first prize will be a suit of clothes (made to measure), valued 35s., second prize, pair of boots, valued 15s.; and third prize, muffler, valued 7s. 6d., should attract plenty of aspirants as running will be a secondary considera- tion. PANTTEG IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. I J1 An interesting meeting or tne ranL- teg Mutual Improvement Society took place on Monday evening, the attrac- tion being a debate between Mr. Brin- ley Thomas, B.A., find Mr. David George Williams on Is civilization beneficial to humanity?" Mr. Thomas took the affirmative and Mr. Williams the negative, and both argued with considerable skill. A general discussion followed in which among others Messrs David D. Hopkin, Luther Evans, a,nd W. Tudor Rees took part. Mr. Llewel- yn Evans presided over a good audience. TARRENI DAMAGES QUESTION SETTLED. As reported in our last week s issue the owners of the Tarreni Colliery have reduced their claim for damages from the men on account of the recent stop- page from P,1,500 to t850, and the workmen's committee have recommend- ed the men to accept this arrangement. At a general meeting of the workers held on Tuesday afternoon, the posi- tion was placed before the men, and after discussion it was unanimously decided to adopt the recommendation. Six months' time is to be allowed the men to pay. Henceforth let brotherly lovo prevail! HOCKEY CLUB DANCE. The annual dance in connection with the Ystalyfera Hockey Club took place on Monday evening at the Church Hall and was of a very pleasing and success- ful character. About eighty ladies and gentlemen assembled and an excellent programme of dances was enjoyed. Messrs. George Chappell (secretary of the club), and Leslie E. Beynon, were the M.C.'s, and the music was pro- vided by the Ystalyfera Quadrille Party. Refreshments were served dur- ing the evening. The proceeds of the event are for the funds of the club, which will benefit substantially. THE COLISEUM. Good audiences have greatly enjoyed the pictures at the Coliseum this week The star film on Monday and Tuesday was "The Sheriff and the Rustler," a powerful drama, whilst on Wednes- day and Thursday the chief of an ex- cellent series was "The Gem of India," a story woven around the adventures of a precious stone. An attractive pro- gramme is given this week-end (Friday and Saturday) the principal feature of which is "Captain Kidd," crammed full of incident, and "The Tiger." There are also two really good humor- ous pictures, "The Barber's Curl," and "All on Account of Daisy." ——————

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