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Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

12 erthygl ar y dudalen hon

1 Merthyr Conscientious Objectors.…


1 Merthyr Conscientious Objectors. I I THREE MORE HANDED OVER. I f BIG CROWDS GATHER TO SEE THEM OFF Three more Merthyr Conscientious Objectors —T. G. Williams, Jonathan Jones and Fred Arrowsmith—appeared before the Stipendiary i at Merthyr on Tuesday, and the usual formal- ity of imposing a fine of 40/- and handing them over to await a military escort from Cardiff was gone through. As was the case last week the boys had a great many sympathetic visitors during their detention in the base- ment of the Town Hall, and wert loaded with gifts df fruit, confectionery and cigarettes. Their Pastor, the Rev. J. Morgan Jones (Hope) was with them constantly, and presented each of the "hays" with a suitably inscribed poc- ket Bible. It was expected that the boys would be re- moved by the dinner time train, but the escort had not arrived: and it was then confidently thought that they would be taken down by the -5.45. and a good crowd had gathered to see them, off, but again the escort had failed to put in an appearance. When the Town Hall was closed for the night the "boys" were removed by lye-ways to the Police Station for detention. By 8.30 a v great crowd of several hundreds had gathered in the High Street in the vicinity of the station, and in order to avoid any demon- stration of any kind the nolioe authorities and the military escort—which had now arrived— Temoved the "boys" by the road skirting Mar- ket Square Chapel and the Conservative Club to the lowor entrance to the station platform. The crowd, however, heard of the device, and scores of tickets were taken to Pentrebach and I ■ Abercanaid by friends and sympathisers anxious to give them a cheery send-off. Meanwhile, the six taken last week are hot- ding out against all military orders. They all pay tributes to the courtesy that is meted out to them by the soldiers there. At first they were detained m single cells, but now they have been placed together in the Detention Cells. Friends who have been allowed to see them speak of their cheery spirits and good i health and fully bear out the tones or the letters which have gone through. During last week whilst exercising they saw Emrys Hughes and the Abercynon boys, and mutual saluta- tion- passed. There are in the Barracks sev- eral other Conscientous Objectors, including Jour Port Talbot boys, who arrived in Cardiff transferred from Rhyl since the Merthyr boys have been there. v

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