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Llantrisant and District .Notes.,


Llantrisant and District Notes., Co-operative Society for Llantrisant. I An effort is being made to establish a branch of the Penygraig Co-operative Society at Llan- trisant. The matter is being considered by the various branches of the Penygraig Society, and a branch is not unlikely to be the outcome. It is not before its time. The working classes of the district are fully alive to the fact that it is not only necessary to organise to protect and increase their wages, but that it is also neces- sary to organise to spend them to the best ad- vantage. We wish tlw effort good luck. Llantrisant Soldiers and the Common. I During the last few weeks numbers of soldiers on leave, and demobilised, are to be seen in the streets of the old town discussing the pros and cons of the war. Frequently the question is heard; Now that we have saved the country from the Germans, what share of it are we to have; Amongst the demands for "their share which numbers of them are urging is the demand to be made" Freemen of Llantrisant," and thereby become entitled to the privileges which "Freemen" have of putting animals to graze on the Common and Graig. and of cutting fern for bedding, etc. The demand is a very modest one. We hope it will be—but we hardly expect it to be—realised. We would point out to the soldiers that whoever owns the means of work owns the-man himself, and that to be free- men in the full sense of that word, involves the transference of the means of production, from the class now in possession of them, to the workers. You have defeated the Germans, but you have not won freedom, and until, with your < lass, you own and control the means of life, you must accept slavery, or its modern equivalent— wage slavery. Councillor Llewellyn's Motion. 1, "1 -1 I councillor Jiiewenyn-s motion: TO pronirv.t Sunday meetings in Cinemas," was adjourned at the last meeting of the District Council. It is for the Local Labour organisation^ to make their opinions on this matter known to the Dis- trict Council as early as possible, and so ensure its defeat. Cas. The rumbling of coming trouble is to be heard amongst the penny-in-the-slot consumers of gas. Gas prices have been recently raised and meters have been altered so as to give less gas for a penny. The consequence is; there are yery I strong complaints, which might lead to public tneetings on the matter. Previous to the ri-se in prices gas consumers paid 3s. 6d. per 1,000 cubic feet. Then bills and receipts were given the • penny-in-the-slot consumers showing the amount of gas consumed and the price per 1,000 cubic feet. Since the change in prices receipts are being given which do not show the price per 1.000 cubic feet, but only the total amount of gas consumed and the total amount paid, con- sequently many of these penny-in-the-slot con- sumers do not know what they are supposed to pay per 1,000 cubic feet. We have several such receipts before us. Here are two for the last quarter. One show s 6,74-3 cubic feet of gas con- sumed. total amount paid for it; jE2 2s. This works out at just a fraction of a penny below 3d. per 1,000 cubic feet. The second shows | 6,315 cubic feet, for £2 Os. 6d. This works out [at just a fraction of a penny under 6s. 5d. per 1,000 cubic feet. The other receipts show simi- lar differences. Why this difference in price P And why such a very exorbitant price" We should not be surprised to learn that this is the highest price for gas in the country. The con- sumers of gas are certainly justified in endea- vouring too obtain relief. Hut again we would point out to the workers that they have this matter in their own hands. If they saw that there was a majority of Labour men on the Dis- trict Council then a Gas Company such as this would meet with effective opposition in such matters, and either by taking the gas-works over or by the encouragement of opposition the price of gas would be kept dow n. We have it on good authority that the South Wales Electrical Power Company sought to supply Llantrisant with electric light, but owing to- the opposition of powerful interests were prevented from doing so. That Company now has to pass through Cross Inn and to take their cables to Pontyclun and C'owbridge, where they have electric lighting power, but are not allowed to come on the Llan- trisant side of the railway from crops Inn to t'ontyclun, for lighting purposes. Possibly it is not too late to get this altered at the present time, and the Trades Council, together with the consumers of gas, would be doing the town a service if they supplied the Electric Lighting Company with evidence of the great demand which exists for electric light. Every attempt should be made to break down the monopoly of this Gas Company. As there appears to' be a prospect of pits being sunk in 'the neighbour- hood before long, probably the Gas Company would fight hard to maintain its monopoly. The Trades Council should take the matter up re- solutely. Prices must come down.

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