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AMMANFORD. ) The match, Tai'rgwaith v. Ammanford < Association Juniors, billed to be played on I Thursday last, due to unforeseen treasons was postponed. a The total amount of the proceeds of the f recent Christmas tree and sale of work held > by the Bettws-cum-Ammanford parishioners I is nearly 1.350. The winding rope at the Pantyffynnon Col- liery again snapped on, Satirrday morning laat. Fortunately, no one was injured, and little damage was caused. t Ald. W. N. Jones presided over a general j meeting of the National Eisteddfod Com- I m;ttee held on Monday evening last. Very important business was transacted. j We are pleased to notice that Mr. Evan Lewis, J.P., the respected chairman of the « Urban District Council, ic slowly recovering from the effects of his recent i llness. The local Rugby Club journeyed to Resolven on Saturday last, and a vast differ- ence was noted in the play. The homesters, after a strenuous game, only emerged victors by three paint*. The members of the Christian Temple are to entertain their returned sailor and soldier members on New Year' s night. They num- ber about 150, and a sumptuous repast is to be provided at the Ivorites' Hall. A concert was held at the Palace Theatre on Friday evening last under the auspices of the newly-constituted Athletic Club. Mr. P. F. J. Bosisto very ably presided, and a capital programme was gone through by Mr. Tom Griffiths and party, Llanelly. Mr. David Harries, the licensee of the Golden Grove Arms, Llandebie, made an application, on behalf of himself and others, for an extension of hours on Boxing Day next (Llandebie Fail Day) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The justices granted the application from 9.30 to 12 noon. An interesting address was delivered to the members of the Ammanford Photograp6ic Society on Wednesday evening last by Mr. Harriet (Co-operative Stores) on Carbon Results. A demonstration followed, in which the members took part. Mr. Stephen Jones, Talbot Road, presided over a large gathering. This evening, Mr. J. C. Weston is to attend as the representative of the British Photographic Society, and will give an address on Dark Room Dodges." Miss Muriel Irene Skidmore, the 16-year. old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Skidmore, 116, College Street, has accomplished a note- worthy performance in passing the A.L.C.M. Examination held at Swansea on the 19th inst. Miss Skidmore was. awarded 80 marks —the highest numberof marks required being 75—which illustrates that she exceeded the expectations of the examiners. She has had a distinguished musical career, and prior to her recent success has passed five other examinations, m three of which she success- fully passed with Honours. Congratulations. Musical Successes.—At the recent Diploma Examinations of the London College of Music, held at the Swansea Centre, Miss l Vluriel Skidmore, College Street, Amman- ord, and Master Willie Thomas, Gren V,Illa, Garnant, successfully passed at first ittempt the A.L.C.M. Examination in Piano- orte Playing. Both, who are only 16 years i )f age, were examined by Dr. Cuthbert "larries, and scored high marks. Miss Rachel fhomas, Ynysdawelog Farm, Pantyffynnon, ilso passed, with an Honours standard, the iirst examination. The preparation of these 'oung people was undertaken by Mr. J. iarries-Thomas, A.R.C.M., Ammanford.
BRYNAMMAN. I The Brynamman Juvenile Choir, conducted by Mr. Gomer Williams (Pia), have decided o take up the operetta, The Magic Key," or subsequent performance previous to com- Deting at Barry. On Sunday evening, at Gibea Chapel, the Rev. John Llewelyn, pastor of Bethania, Rhosamman, ipreached a most appropriate sermon in memory of the late Rev. W. D. rhomas. The deceased pastor's favourite hymns were sung with fervour. There was i large congregation present. In aid of Mr. Moses Howells, Llandilo Road, a splendid lecture was given by the Rev. J. Lee Davies, Siloam, on the subject, Gwrthodwr y Goron," to a large audience at Gibea Chapel on Monday evening. Coun- cillor Enoch Isaac presided. It is antici- pated that a good sum has been realised for the beneficiare, who has been in ill-health for a considerable time. The lecture was highly appreciated. On Thursday last, the mortal remains of 1\ A r'Lu' 7" 1-1 iviia. mn L^avtes, i lie will, were iaia v rest at Gibea Cemetery, Deceased was one of the oldest Brynamman natives, being 83 years of age. She leaves to mourn their loss a son—Mr. Henry Davies, and a daughter— Mrs. J. Walters, both being confined to their homes with illness at the time of their mother's death and burial. The funeral was for men only, and was largely attended. The Rev. John Llewelyn officiated. At Siloam Chapel, Lower Brynamman, the final welcome home meeting was held under the auspices of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Committee, when about six heroes of the Groat War were made the recipients of the usual £ 2 cheques. The Rev. J. Lee Davies (pasto,r) ably conducted the proceedings, and Mr. Morgan Lowis, organist, Glyn Road, efficiently accompanied the vocalists. Solos were rendered by Doris Jones (Clyn Road) Millicent James, David Howells, Hannah. Hopkin, and Sarah Evans, Garnant, who, as, usual, gave a magnificent account of them- selves, all being splendid artistes. Also, Mr. Jonah Evans played effectively on the clarionette, as is his wont. Good recitations were contributed by Lizzie Llewelyn, Bessie Jones, and Bessie Davies (Glanamman), all receiving a fine reception.
GARNANT. I The numerous friends of Mr. Willie Morgan Thomas, 2, Gren Villa, Garnant, will be glad to hear of his recent musical success. He passed an examination1 which created him an Associate of the London College of Music, and he is privileged to append to his name the letters A.L.C.M.
PENYGROES. I- Congratulations to Mrs. J. Nicholas on her 1 uccess in winning the soprano solo com- letition at Saron Eisteddfod on Saturday ast. t On Wednesday, the 17th inst., at the 11 'enygroes Vestry, the respective relatives of t he following heroes, who had given up their ives for the great cause, were presented with il-paintings of their departed ones:—Lee.- F Zorpl. John Macfarlane, Sergt. J. Scott, v 3rivs. E. J. Roberts, W. J. Thomas, Thos. r rhomas, Haydn Hughes, S. Bowen, and \lfred Jenkins. The meeting, which was in he form of a memorial service, was held a inder the auspices of the Penygroes Recept- t ion Committee, and was presided over by t he Rev. L. Berian James, B.A. The pro- 1 lamine was as follows:—Short address by t he Chairman; prayer, Rev. Job Herbert; 1 lymn; sacred solo, Mr. W. Dyfnant Davies; r iddress, Rev. Richard Thomas; sacred solo, t V4rs. J. Nicholas; address, Rev. Job Herbert; [ acred solo, Mr. W. Dyfnant Davies. At t his stage the presentation of the oil-paintings o the relatives of the fallen heroes was made r by the Rev. L. Berian James in 4iis usual able manner. The Lst Post was then sounded by ex-Lce.-Corpl. W. G. Thomas, M.M. A hymn was then sung, and the Rev. L. Berian James closed the meeting with a prayer. The accompanist was ex-Priv. Haydn Jones, L.C.M.
Ammanford Urban Council. SPECIAL MEETING. .,0' I the Urban District Council met on Mon- day evening at the Y.M.C.A. to discuss the reports of both the Roads and Light ng and the Housing Committees. Mr. J. H. Lawley presided, and there were also present: Rev. John Morgans, Mr. W. N. Jones, Mr. E. Evans, Mr. B. R. Evans, Mr. -John Davies, Mr. Wm. Evans, Mr. T. Fletcher, Mr. T. Lake, Mr. J. C. Shaw, and Mr. F. Dawson; together with the Clerk (Mr. T. M. Evans, M.A.), and the Surveyor (Mr. David Thomas) The report of the Roads and Lighting Committee was first considered, and -it was recommended that the Provisional Bill applied for by Mr. Wm. Herbert be opposed, on the ground that the interests of the rate- payers should be safeguarded in view of the possibility of an increase in the price of elec- tricity. Also provision should be made for the laying of the wires underground, and not overhead as at present, and also the omission in the proposals to give purchasing powers to the Council. Mr. Evan Evans, in moving the adoption ot the report, said it was only nght that" the Council should have the power to purchase the plants. They would remember that some time ago the Council appointed a Committee to go into that question. The Clerk said that the Committee was as yet in the dark regarding the provisions of the Provisional Order itself. Mr. Wm. Evans said that it would be well for the Council to agree on the line of action they should take in the matter. Possibly they could agree with Mr. Herbe.t. The Clerk said that he had reason to believe that Mr. Herbert, under the terms of the Provisional Order, had the power to in- crease the price of light. In the course of a personal chat with Mr. Herbert, he (the Clerk) gathered from him that the Council could not object and that they were bound by a certain agreement. He could not oppose the divisional locus standi in appealing to vary the terms of the agreement. Mr. W. N. Jones enquired when the agree- ment exp red. Mr. Wm. Evans: Ten, fourteen or twenty- one years. We cannot bring it to an end until the expiration of the fourteen years. They had another three years to run. Mr. W. N. Jones was of the opinion that ] they as a Council were not quite clear on the position to know what was best to be done, unti,l such time as they got a copy of the Order in writing. Mr. Wm. Evans suggested that they pro- cure copies of the Order, and that the Roads Committee meet to discuss the matter, and to bring it before the Council for further dis- cussion. I Mr. W. N. Jones said that they did not I really want to oppose the Bill if they could I jet from Mr. Herbert the undertakings they < wanted; then if they could not get what t hey wanted, it was their duty to decide c lpon what steps they should take. It would J Je as well if the Council were to meet him. I Whatever was-in the Bill, it would be well o first of all discuss it from a business stand- ( joint. If they could get what they wanted s without spending any of the ratepayers' t noney, then all well and good. Mr. Evan Evans: Have we the time? i Mr. W. N. Jones said that it was not idvisable for the safety of the public to have I h e wires overhead. They ought to see that t :hese wereput underground, the same as at Llandilo. At the same time, he did not t :hi::k they ought to be unreasonable" with Mr. Herbert. Here Mr. Jones referred to the t lumber of lamps unlit in the Tirydail dis- 1 :rict. They were continually being ap- t aroached by the people regarding this com- I plaint. There were at least six lamps in 1 rirydail unlit, and the only thing they as nembers could do was to bring the matter to the notice of the Council. Could they not I be placed in order over the holidays? c Mr. Lawley said that the Surveyor had been instructed to see Mr. Herbert with I reference to it.. The Surveyor said that he had done so, | and Mr. Herbert inlformed him that they 1 1 J L L I wouaa De piacea an oraer. The Surveyor was then directed to again see Mr. Herbert and draw his attention to the complaint. The Clerk was of the opinion that it would be as well if they consulted their Parlia- mentary agents, who would advise them. They could adopt the same attitude as that taken when the Ammanford Gas Bill was promoted. Then there was an agreed clause, but this did not prevent them opposing the Bill. It was agreed that the matter stand in abeyance until a further meeting to be held on Tuesday evening next. In the meantime, copies of the Provisional Orders are to be procured, and the Parliamentary agents are to be consulted. During the discussion, it transpired that notice of objection had to be in by the 15th of January. THE HOUSING QUESTION. I 1 he Housing Committee recommended that the Council adopt the Housing Scheme and proceed with same. Mr. B. R. Evans, in moving the adoption of the report, said that unless the Council did so, the, County Council or some other body would step in and carry out the same at their expense. Mr. F. Dawson, in supporting, said that there was a great dearth of houses in the place, and in many instances there were as many as two and three families Living in the same house. It was not a thing that should be in 1920. They were now satisfied that the adoption of the scheme would not involve the Council in the levying of more than a penny rate, and further, a satisfactory ex- planation on the term economic rents had been committed to them in writing. This also would not exceed that ruling in the district. Mr. Wm. Evans said that he felt certain that their financial capabilities would have to be first considered, and furthermore, they would have to consider as to which scheme they would mortgage their rates wi,th first. Was it to be the Drainage or the Housing? They were not sure they would be able to get the money, especially if the drainage would cost them £ 90,000—he was not making these statements—and the housing scheme 150,000. Mr. F. Dawson: The matter will be fur- ther discussed by the Committee, and the money has to be borrowed locally. If they failed to procure the finance, then they had done their part. Mr. Wm. Evans: Places like Swansea and Cardiff are in the dark, although they are proceeding with the schemes. Mr. W. N. Jones said that the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act had now been suspended. He contended that it would have been much better had the Government fur- thered more of that scheme, and extended the I period of repayment up to 40 or 45 years. Vlr. Jones quoted figures comparing the old period of 30 years and when the estimated :ost of a house would have been S-300, and he present estimated cost of £ 600. The mly difference would have been, added Mr. fones, the extension of the period of re- >avment. Mr. F. Dawson said there were only two Councils that had not aooroved of the cheme. Ammanford's name had beeen men- ( ioned at the last Conference held in Cardiff. i Mr. J. C. Shaw said that they could not ;o wrong if they adopted the. Housing ( icheme. They could ask the Committee to 1 jresent a scheme for the building of a cer- f ain number of houses. If they failed to r :arry it out, then there would be no need for j hem to worry. The Chairman: What the Committee wants t o do is to get ready. If they failed to .get I he money, then they as a Council had done heir best. The people were under the im- jression that they were not moving in the ] natter. ( Mr. W. N. Jones thought that he was [oing a step further than the recommendation t nade by the Housing Committee. They :ould go into details, aad the Council decide s o approve of a scheme for the erection of ( o houses with their approval as a Council. t did not matter much to the County Coun- § iI, and he did not suppose that they cared. v n any case, they could prepare a scheme. s rhen what was their position regarding the ra i natrp ntløCl'.t-;n.n) J.u.n.1,J 1. .11:.£ .L. v|uvowivu i n y* vuiu ut vycu 41 xiiey j met their Llandebie fjiends and ascertained whether or not they were coming in. Their financial position would have to be seriously ) considered, although he was not in any way opposed to the housing scheme. They had ] been told that the drainage scheme would mean the levying of a rate at 10s. 3d. in the i. Their total rates would amount to practically 30s. in the JL Then a man whose house was rated at DO would have to pay I £ 15 in rates alone. It was a matter for their serious consideration, and they would have I to give the drainage question their very care- ] ful attention. They had not yet received the ] estimated cost of the drainage scheme, and only met their Engineer in a round the table talk. Ammanford was one of the most mar- vellous little places in the country, and they ought to be thankful of their geographical -=.=-- t. 1. i l i *i.. 1 "1 pusiuon. it naa Deen DUUI upon ciayey sou, and the health of the place was wonderful. Further, they were only a young Council, and had made more progress than any other similar body. Mr. F. Dawson said that they should not look on the black side of things. The cost of the housing scheme would not mean more than a penny rate to the ratepayers, and that had been assured. Further, the Housing Committee had been satisfied. Mr. Evan Evans thought that they should start the housing Scheme first. It was a shame that working men were huddled to- gether and that three families were forced to share the same house. There were about a hundred couples ready to get married at once if they only had houses to go into. He was going to suggest that where there were only two in family, and occupying a fairly decent- sized house, they should let out apartments. Mr. Wm .Evans (jocularly) Or families of only two in number should be confined to one room. (Laughter). The suggestion of Mr. W. N. Jones that, subject to the details being satisfactory, the Council approve of a housing scheme and the Housing Committee prepare a scheme for the erection of 50 houses, was then put to the meeting and carried. TL r- '1 1 VAKIA. 1 I I T*i • l i I i i i I i ne council aeciaea to nave a new lamp placed near the Parcyrhun Schools on the side nearest to New Road.
POINTS WORTH KNOWING. f h rwvcincr rv~m ltr\r wif h atnAanc 1 on f Christmas fare. For a turkey, consider that d should be plump, the legs black and s ooth, and the eyes bright. The feet should not be stiff. To select a fowl press the breast. If it is full and fairly firm, your fowl is good for eating. Capons have smooth legs, and the comb should be pale. Ducks are excellent this year. There is much less meat upon them than fowls, and they therefore require less cooking. Choose a goose by its white skin and yellow feet.
Amman Valley Sporting Gossip [ f: [By "FREELANCE."] n t] tl AMMANKJKD v. GARNANT. I tl d r-T" r. I 1 he Ammantord Association Club. entertained their neighbours, Garnant, in a League match on Saturday last. The attendance was not equal to the < other occasions, due, presumably, to the boisterous weather. The local men 1 fielded several new hands, including Mil Davies, Dudson, and Angus James. ) Tommy Twist kicked off for Ammanford, and soon made matters < rather precarious for the visitors, until 1 a, smart bit of footwork by the latter sent play to the home territory. Will 1 Hughes got away and sent across to 1 Charlie Rees, who made a bold hut] unsuccessful shot for goal. Resuming, 1 the homesters again pressed, and I Tommy Twist getting away in fine lyle, kicked over to Dudson, the outside-right, who landed a fine shot in the net. Play again was in the home- I >ters' favour, and Tommy Twist t within a few minutes of the resumption r sent home a pretty shot. Shortly after- ( wards Mil Davies. one of the new., lands, added to the score. At this ;tage Johnny Morgan was conspicuous, md several times outwitted the visiting Dacks, who lacked combination. From here on to the end of the game Mil Davies again mastered the situation, and scored another three goals. Tommy Twist was responsible for several fine openings, his feeding of the left wing proving a feature. Tommy and Charlie Rees several times narrowly missed their objective, and the Gar- tiantites put up a poor show. Their D,nly player of standing was Noah Partridge, who gained two goals for them. The final score was: Amman- ford, 6 goals; Garnant, 2 goals. 'V1JV1C¡'I i o. • _I I i nc piay ut w ormsicy jn goal deserves a good deal of recognition in the future. The two goals gained by Garnant were from shots which could hardly miss. The one in particular the home cus- todian pluckily opposed. I have never seen Tommy Twist in finer form. Angus James and Mil Davies are two coming players, and only require a little coaching, the latter in parti- cular. Dudson, at outside-right, was severely handicapped by the tactics adopted by the visitors, who confined their back play to the one-man game. Jimmy Morris is an old bird at the game. He, by the way, has trans- ferred his services to Garnant. So also has Crorkford. Opportunities are rare at Amman- ford. Shaw again did well, as also did Bob Thomas. Their kicking, however, can be improved upon. It was noticed that Johnny Morgan was capable of defeating as many as two of his opponents. I would admire him if he took m O ff Al"e irtfsv h; /Vlim Lmm uiauvio uriis 11,J UVV 11 liaiiuo. By the way, nothing more has been heard of the Aberpergwm protest. Is it a frost or an attack of Unsports- manitis "? LLANELLY POLICE v. LLANDILO I POLICE. A T 1 I-I T-n 1 « i i At juianaiio, on Ihursday, the loth inst., a charity match, the proceeds of which goes to the benefit of the Police Orphanage, was played onCae William, between the Llanelly Borough Police and the Llandilo Police. The kick- off was arranged for 3 o' clock, and the Right Hon. Lord Dynevor honoured 30th teams by the first kick of the ball. L-lanelly quickly pressed, but in the irst five minutes the Llandilo team nade a deteunined rush, but owing to he excellence of the Llanelly backs he attack was diverted. The game, hrough the inclemency of the weather, level oped into a forward tussle, and j_* ] _u__1. aucr a ucicriiiiiicu <uuu~& uy nic ikmuc forwards P.C. Tudor Davies scored. The same player converted. Nothing eventful transpired up till half-time was called, with Llandilo leading by a con- certed goal. On the resumption, Llandilo played up the slope. They were for some time hard pressed by the Llanelly team, but eventually came away with, 1 grand rush, and P.C. Granville Evans dribbled up and scored. The goal kick was taken by P.C. Tudor Davies, which was not successful. Llandilo now continued to have the better of the play, and the game came to an end with the home team winners oy one goal one try to nil. ^wiVllVlEJN 1 O. i\/i nr IrL r* D r major i. w. i nomas, w.d.h. M.C. (an old player and captain of the old Llandilo team) acted as referee. Some of his decisions were questioned, but on the whole there was not much to complain of. Owing to the Llanelly Borough Police having a few internationals in their team, there was just a little feel- ing, and the match was a bit more spirited than perhaps it should have been; but the light recruits from Salem and other districts, with the help of one or two of the Llandilo First XV., made the match much more interesting. Despite the inclemency of the weather, the game was played in the best of spirits, and Llanelly are vouch- ing, when the return match is played, to reverse the result. TUMBLE II. v. CAERBRYN STARS. 1 1 i ne aDove maicn was piayea at Tumble on Saturday last, and ia keen game ended in a win for the Stars by a goal from a mark.
Local Wedding. The wedding was solemnised at the Llan- debie Parish Church, of Mr. Daniel Thomas Jones, College Street, Amman ford to Miss Bessie Barratt, the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lionel Barratt, Norman House, Tirydail (late of Llandovery). The bride was attired in a pretty blue cos- tume with a cream hat, and was attended by her sisters, the Misses Violet, Beryl, and L'lian Barratt, and Miss Nancy Lewis, Station Road. They were attired in wine colour costumes with hats to match. The bride was given away by her father, and Mr. Robert Barratt (brother of the bride) was the best man. The officiating minister was the Rev. D. W. Thomas, M.A., vicar of Llan- debie. Numerous presents were received by the happy couple. A reception was subse- quently held at the home of the bride, when there were present Messrs. Will George, Bettws; F. His, Llandebie Road; Thos. Jones and D. Jones (father and brother of the bridegroom), and many others.
THE PALACE, AMMANFORD. Patrons of the Palace Theatre are this week astounded at the excellent programme provided by the manage- ment. To cater on so elaborate a scale for the Christmas holidays, thl pro- moters deserve every encouragement and recognition. It is predicted that the demand for seats will be enormous, and patrons are asked to book early. The Quaker Girl is one of the finest of productions, and the company is by far superior to any of its kind now travelling the country.