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YSTRADGYKIAIS NOTES I IV. Jack Thonuis, of the lloyal Marines, who has been home on leave from Blanford, has wnv returned to Plymouth. He has hem under hos- pital treatment after ha jig been wounded. He its the biii i, f Mr and Mrs. John Thomas, Oddfellows' st., has been with the colours for three years. His brother, Gunner S. Thomas is with the R.G.A., and has been in France for 12 months. Pte J. Llew. Jones, of the 9th Welsh, returned to Franco last week after having "been home on furlough. He has bee«i with the colours for three vears, and has been wounded on three soaas'ioiis. He is the son off Mr and Mrs. 81. Jones. I-leolvawevdd. Pte. Azariah Williams, of the Pem- brokeslijre Yeomanry, son of Mr Win. Willia ms, l>ootmaker, Gcmgh buildings I who has been in France for some time i-s reported to be a French hosopital dn account of heel trouble. General aoi-row was felt at Ystrad- gynlais on Friday, when the news was fircalated that Mr Sl. Williams, Cyn- lais villas, had passed away. Mr Williams, who was 63 years of age, had been ailing for .some time, and his end, .after a lingering illness, was peaceful. He was one of the oldest natives of the place, and had been a I deacon at Sardis for a lengthy period, and secretary to the Church for 11 yeajre. He was of a reserved and quiet disopsition, and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. He wa's formerly employoed as assorter At the Guroos Tinplato works. His wife had pradecK»ased hiih nine yeaw ago. The funeral on Tuesday testified to the regard in which the deceased gentleman wajS held, there being a large num ber of people present from far and near. The Revs. R. M. Rhys and Edward Vaughaai were the officia- ting" ministers, and others present were the Revs. D. J. Davies. W. L. Griffiths, J. Emlyn Jones, and Dl. Aubrey. The mourners we re: Mr and Mrs. E. Evans (daughter and son-in-law) Ma- and Mrs. ldris Williams (son and daughter-in-law); Misses Sal. and M. Evans (grand-daughter); Miss Jennet Williams (neice) Mrs. J. Williams, ¡ Treorcky (sister-in-law); Mr T. D. Williams, Treoroky (nephew); Mr and Mrs. Tom Williams (brother and sister-in-law); Miss Jennie Williams (neice) Mr and Mrs. T. Williams (cousin); Mr Evan Alexander, Peny- graig (brother-in-law) Miss Bessie Alexander. Peuygraig (brother-in-law) and Mr Llewelyn Williams, Mr T. D. Wiliams, Mrs.' Thomas, Llanellv Mr Wm. Davies, Mr SI. Jones, 'Clydach Yale Mr SI. William, Peny- graig; Mr ..Watkiti Wiliams, Mrs. Ryde, Mrs. Jolm, Mrs. 81. Mor- gan, Ynis; Mrs. W". H: James, Mrs. Rd. Morgan. Yaiisygwiail; Mrs. W. Griffiths, Gwiingiedd; and Mrs. W. Timothy. Y.stalyf era* The floral tributes were from:- .Fellow-workmon, Mr and Mrs. E. Evan; Mr and Mrs. Idris Williams; Mr and Mrs. T. S. Williams. Deceased's fellow deacons JMid co- workers acted as I)oti-ers. The .singing wit in charge of Mr Da rid Jones, A.C., and the Sardia Choir siing, "Ar lan'r Iorddonen Ddofn," "Beth sydd imi yn y byd," "Yn y dyfroedd mawr a'r tonaai," "Ami Graig i adeiladu," and "Bydd myrdd o ryfeddodau." Mias Elizabeth Williams was the organist, and played the "Dead Maroh" at the Church. Mr E. 0. Morgan was undertaker. Whilst following his employment as a sereein boy at Diamond colliery last week. W. M. Williams, Brecon road, wa<s caught in a belt and received in- juries to his arm. lie is, however, not so seriously injured as was at first anticipated. The wedding took place recently at Bridgend of the Rev. Eleazer Davies, -oil of Mx and Mrs. T. E. Davies, Sroithfield House, to Miss Saunders, daughter of the Rev. W. Saunders, Pontycymmer. The ceremony was performed by the Revs. W. Saunders and King Jones, Bridge d. Mrs. King Jones, and Miss Roberts were also present. The happy couple have been spending a few days at Yetjnad- gynlais. Mr; Davies has now left Ys- tradgyniais as he has undertaken to do four months service in France with tha Y.M.C.A. He has already served with that unit, and prior to taking up the work. was Baptist minister at Painty gog. Mr Rhys Powell, Cwmgksdd, read an interesting paper upon "The Geology of Ystradgynlais" to the members of the Ystradgynlais Welsh Society last Friday evening. After a detailed account of the formations of the earlier forms of strata, Mr Powell described the eoal formations and the characteristics of the different veins. To bear out his theories, the lecturer passed round for inspection remark- ably well preserved fossils of both animal and vegetable forms. The greatest interest was maintained throughout the lecture and the dds- cussion which followed proved very interesting and educative. The meet- ing terminated after the usual vote of thanks had been accorded the lec- turer. Another interesting wedding took place at Irvington Church, Leomin- ster, Herefordshire, on Sunday last, when 3rd Air Mechanic Levi J. Wil- liams, of the Royal Hying Corps, son of Mr and Mrs. Levi Williams, Glaoi- ley terrace. xstradgynla.is, was married to Miss Maud Gladys Clarke, daughter of the late Mr. Chas. Clarke and Mrs. Clarke. Park Gate farm, Ir- ving ton. Cliaplain Walters was the officiating minister, and the party were accompanied by the parents, and Mr Sidney Powell, and Miss Eva Edwards of Leominster Post Office. The briide was tastefully attired in a brown cos- tume with hat to malh, whilst Miss Edwards, the bridesmaid, was attired in a costume of navy bine. After the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home. The Ystradgynlais Food Control Committee met on Thursday, Coun- cillor Lewis Thomas, J.:P. presiding, when the question, of rationing the distort in regard to tlio supply 'of margarine and butter wds discussed. It was resolved to divide the parish into three districts, and retailers are to be asked to meet representatives of the Food Control Committee to give effect to the new rationing scheme. Food ticket* are to be issued, the consumer to have his own choice of tradesman, or retailer who is to sup- ply him with butter or margarine. The committee is also considering the rationing of bacon, lard, jam, and I tea. ——- t' —— There was a good attendance at the 1 English Congregational Church on ) Tuesday evening, when a competitive < ooncert was held. The Rev. Edward I Varughan presided, and Messrs. Wm. Thomas (Isynis); and B. D. Lewis proved capable adjudicators, whilst Miss Alice Bland was the accompan- ist. The winners were as follows: Solo for girls from five to ten years of age: H. Jones, Commercial street; solo for boys from 5 to 10: divided between Masters Horace Vaughan, and Girald- us Jones; solo for girls under 15: Miss Lydia Morgan; boys' solo, under 15: Master Alwyn Jones; soprano solo, Miss Mabel Hearne; recitation. Psalm 23, "Llances," Cwmtwrch; open reci- tation, "Llancevs," Cwmtwrch; best story, Master Horace Vaughan; sight road Lng,( Master Horace Vaughan. Mucih credit for the. success of the event is due to Mr Rd. Jamesy Stan- ley house, who spared no efforts in making the eisteddfod a success. In our report of "Belshazzar's Feast," last week, we omitted to mention that Misses Nancy Jones (Llinos Cynlais), and M. J. Griffiths, Cwmgiedd, were the accompanists. Both did their work very well. The concert in aid of the dependants of soldiers and sailors is to be held in the Drill on Thursday at 7.30. Buy your tickets early. A lecture that should command a good audience will be held on Monday evening next at Ynisoedwyn School, when Mr. Skirro will speak on the Tax- ation of Land Values. The chair will be taken at 6 o'clock by Coun. Lewis Thomas.

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