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Radnorshire Police. I COUNTY COMMITTEE'S BUSINESS. I LICENSING TRADE HOURS REDUCED. I The quarterly meeting of the Radnorshire Stand- 1119 Joint Committee was held at Llandrindod Wells on Friday. There were present Ald. ?• C. Rogers (chairman). Col. H. P. Williams, .MessrF, J. Hamer, R. Morgan, W. Roberts, W. Bay lis. W. H. Banks, W. Green Price, Dr. T. Thomas-Moore, H. Duff Gordon, J. A. Beebee, and W. Vaughan Weale, with the clerk (Mr H. Vaughan-Vaughan), and the deputy Clerk (Mr G. W. Moseley), and the Acting Chief Constable (Supt. Richard Jones), and the sur- veyor (Mr W. A. Millward). The clerk reported that the Birmingham Cor- Poration had paid the sum of zC60 6s lOd, the am- ount agreed upon in full settlement of the claim In respect of special police provision for the water- works on the outbreak of war. Hours of Public House Trade Reduced. I The clerk read a letter from the Central Control 130ard stating that the hours for the consumption Of liquor on the premises would be reduced to from 12 noon to 2.30 p.m., and from 6 p.m. to 9 P-to. The Order appli(, -!ie whole of the Prin- cipality, and it also prohli treating. The Chairman said this a Treat curtailment of the old order. Mr Hamer When does this come into force? I The Clerk On May 8th. Dr. Harding Any compensation. The Clerk There is nothing said about it. Mr Hamer What does treating mean. The Clerk It simply means that you cannot I stand your friends a drink, which some people have sometimes been doing. (Laughter). The police accounts and the bills submitted for Payment were passed on the motion of Mr W. -Roberts, seconded by Ald. E. Morgan. Chief Constable's Report. The following report of the Acting Chief Con- stable was passed :— The annual statistics required by the Home Office for the year 1915, have been completed and sent in; they show 40 crimes reported to the police, all increase of 2 on the previous year, but, as 10 of these were committed in 1914, it will be seen that there was a considerable decrease in 1915." Por indictable offences, 21 persons were proceeded against and dealt with as follows :—Committed for trial 5; committed to prison 3; fined 3; bound over 6 discharged 4. For non-indictable offences, 223 persons (a decrease of 40 on the previous year), Were proceeded against and dealt with as follows committed to prison, 3; fined, 188; charge proved j and order made without conviction, 12; withdrawn j or discharged 20. The decrease was principally in drunkenness, and offences against the county bye-laws. Crimes and Offences.—The figures Under this heading for the quarter ended 28tb March, are as follows :—Crimes committed 4 (un- detected nil) against 15 in corresponding quarter of 1915; persons apprehended 9, against 12 in cor- responding quarter of 1915; persons summoned 50, against 48 in corresponding quarter of 1915. Establishment and Distribution.—I regret to have to report that Constable A. Thompson has been ,an the sick list since the 14th February last, and at present there is very little prospect of him be- ing able to return to duty. This leaves 16 men for duty in the county, which is 6 below the au- thorised strength. The duties of the police are increasing almost daily and, under these circum- stances, I do not see than any more men can be spared. I have consulted H.M. Inspector of Constabulary, who requests me to inform the com- mittee that in his opinion it would not be wise to allow any more of the men to go. I beg to recom- mend that an allowance of 5/- per week be granted each of the single men who have joined ,the army, for service during the war, and that the al- lowance be paid from the time they left the force. Vagrancy.—The number of cases relieved through the police during the months of January, Febru- arv. and March, were 199 men and 8 women, total 207; being a decrease of 161 on the corresponding period of last year. The County Surveyor's Report. I The County Surveyor presented the following re- port Police Station, Rhayader.—The following re- pairs were badly needed, window sashes, skirting and new edge on table, all in magistrates' room; new wicket gate at entrance, repairs to roof, new boiler for back kitchen, etc. These I have ordered to be done. I would recommend that the outside wood and iron work be re-painted; the premises are deteriorating for the want of this. Three bedrooms and entrance lobby also require re- papering and ceilings whitened. I have prepared specifications for this work and procured tenders in accordance with same as follows :—Mr Morgan Lloyd, Rhayader, £ 10 7s; Mr Robert Worthing, Rhayader, £ 9 lis 5d. I would recommend that the tender of Mr R. Worthing be accepted. Shire Hall Presteigne.—I submit an account for X2 19s 9d. from Mr Joseph Price, for repairing roofs, fanlights, reglazing, and clearing snow from flats, etc. Police. Station, Presteigne.-Some guttering was forced off back premises and broken through the heavy snowstorms, some slates were also damaged on roof and coping dislodged by the heavy gales; these matters have received atten- tion. I now submit the account from Mr Joseph Price for part of this work amounting to 3/5; the guttering is not yet completed. A new 25- gallon rustless boiler, and repairs to fire grate are' needed, which will cost £ 1 12s 6d. I would re- commend that this be supplied and work done. The exterior wood and iron work on these prem- ises require to be repainted. I have prepa'red specification and obtained estimates which I now submit Mr W. J. Cole, Presteigne, £6 12s; Mr J. T. Price, Presteign, £ 4 18s; Messrs. H. G. Restall and Son, Presteign, £ 4 5s. I would re- commend that the tender of Messrs. H. G. Res- tall and Son be accepted. Magistrates' Room and Police Station. Knighton.-The recent storms dis- lodged a number of tiles from roofs, causing the ceilings to become damaged. I have had the necessary repairs carried out, and will submit ac- count in due course. Police Station, New Radnor. —I submit an account from Mr John Lingen am- ounting to t2 8s 6d for repairs to roofs damaged by the recent gales, also 'for repairs to water sup- ply pipes to the tank over cells. The recent snow- storms dislodged and damaged some guttering, and this is receiving attention. County Buildings, Llandrindod Wells.—A temporary stoppage oc- curred in the drainage; this has been remedied, and the drains are now in proper order. 'Some pipes are required to form a continuation of the water course under the cartway leading to the back entrance. The water course at present is obstructed by the roadway being carried through, the water at present flows over the Llanerch road, doing damage to the surface. I have received complaints respecting this, and have given in- structions for the work to be carried out. Mr W. Green Price asked if the work recoin- mended at Rhayader Police Station was ab- I solutely necessary in war time? Aid. R. Morgan said the rooms were very bad. Mr W. Green Price Won't they do till after the war? Aid. R. Morgan I would not like to live in them. Dr. Harding What does the surveyor say? j Mr Millward (acting surveyor) said the work j was very badly needed. The rooms were all in- habited and used. The paper was tacked on the walls with tin tacks, and they were in a terrible state. The report was adopted.
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Radnorshire Teachers. Radnorshire Teachers. I I A Bonus Question I DEFERRED TILL AFTER THE WAR. I At the Radnorsrire Education Salaries Colii- mittee, on Friday, Mr J. R. Bache presiding, Mr D. Jones said the committee of the Teachers' Association had re-considered the matter of fix- ing the maximum for head-teachers, and had now agreed to accept the maximum recommended by the committee for the period of the war.—This was agreed to. Mr ID. Jones said the only question now left over was that of some recognition of the services of teachers who had been in the county for a number of years. There were 15 head-teachers who had been in the county for 20 years or more, and his association asked the committee to grant each of these teachers a bonus of £10 each. He. hoped the committee would agree that this would meet the case. Mr W. Green-Price said he was rather against this now, but would be glad to meet the head- teachers in this matter at the end of the war. The hea.d-teachers must themselves feel that the pre- sent was hardly the time for spending extra money in this way. Mr H. D. Phillips asked if the object of this proposal was to do something for the head- teachers who would derive no benefit under the new scale which was recently adopted2 The chairman said that was so. Mr J. O. Bufton moved that they should agree to the principle, and that the matter should be dealt with in that way after the war.—Mr V. Green-Price seconded. Mr H. D. Phillips said the weakness of this proposition was that they did not know what the position after the war was going to be, and it might be easier for the ratepayers if the proposed bonus were spread out over a longer period. The chairman thought there was a good deal in that, and Mrs 'Rogers observed that some of the teachers might be dead before the war was over. Would the bonus go to their executors? Mr Bufton said he had no objection to that. Mrs Rogers said she would like to know if this bonus were in addition to any benefit derived UD- der .the scheme. The chairman repeated tha t lie understood those who would benefit would receive nothing un- der the scale, but Mr D. Jones said some would receive one increment and then finish. It was men like Mr Davies (Whitton), Mr Roberts (Can- tal), and others who would receive the bonus. Mrs Rogers replied that these were teachers who were now well paid. There were less than 50 children in attendance at Cantal School. There seemed to be no finality about the scale. The committee adopted it, but applications con- tinued to come in, and now in war time it was proposed to give bonuses of £ 10 each to 15 head- teachers. This would be a payment over and above the maximum salary paid. Mr J. 0. Bufton said it was not intended that any payment should be made till the war was over. The bonus was a recognition of long ser- vice. Mrs Rogers The maximum salary is a recog- nition of that. Mr D. Jones said the principle was adopted by the committee when the scale was passed, but the fixing of the amount of the bonus was left over. Mr Baylis protested against the committee be- ing asked to vote sums of money without more in- formation as to the conditions, and he moved that the matter be deferred till after the war.—(Mrs Rogers seconded. Aid. C. C. Rogers said he strongly supported the amendment. He had been against the scale all through, but had fallen in with the majority. and yet. ever since the scale was passed, they had been bombarded with applications for increa.ses of salary. There should be an end to this some- where, and the adoption of the scale should have been the end.' Mr lH. Evan Thomas Are you asking for these bonuses because some teachers now receive the maximum salary or amounts just above or just below? Mr D. Jones Yes. Mr Evan Thomas Then those are not very strong grounds. Amendment Defeated. I The amendment was defeated by 9 votes to 5, and the discussion was renewed by Aid. and Mrs Rogers, the former stating that it was not the idea. of the codiitilttee, in giving direct representa- tion to teachers, that their representative should be perpetually advocating increases of salaries. It would be far better if he did not do this. Mr D. Jones said he did not admit that he de- served those remarks. He had only advocated a principle which the committee had formerly settled by approving. The chairman said the 'question now settled had been deferred at previous meetings and was in no way a new proposal. Mr J. Hamer said he did not consider that a uniform bonus of £ 10 in each case met the posi- tion, and he did not think that would be fair. Aid. C. C. Rogers said they could not bind a future committee, and there would be a new com- mittee after the war. Mrs Rogers and Mr Baylis pressed for a more exact statement of what had been carried, and, eventually, Mr Bufton submitted his resolution as follows "That the principle of a bonus to head- teachers. who had served 20 years or more in the county, is hereby recognised, but that payment be deferred till after the war, when each case shall be separately considered." This was agreed to, and a suggestion of the chairman, that the schedule, of those who will benefit under this proposal should be submitted to the next meeting of the committee, was also ac- cepted. Supplementary Teachers,. I An application was received from a supplemen- tary teacher for an advance of salary—from £37 10s to £ 45. Applicant gave full details of how her slender salary was spent, and pointed out that unless she received assistance from her mother she could not live on it. She had served nearly 10 years in the school. Mr B. P. Lewis moved that she be raised to £45, but this was defeated by 7 votes to 3. Mr Baylis moved that the application be not granted. Mr H. D. Phillips moved that she be given the maximum salary paid to supplementary teachers, and, as it transpired that she was now entitled to this, the proposal was accepted. Mr Lewis expressed grave doubt as to whether they would be able to retain the servcies of the teacher with this small increase. Oil the general principle, Mr J. Hamer said he quite agreed that supplementary teachers were often as good as uncertificated, but, by raising their salaries, they were getting in a holp. There were many similar cases, and, as they had a scale, they ought to stick to it. Mrs Rogers also urged that the committee should abide by its own decisions, and not encour- age applications for larger salaries than the scale provided for. The chairman said the scale provided for special consideration to be given to experience, and there was not many, if any, other cases of supplemen- tary teachers who had served 10 years in the county. An application was received from another sup- plementary teacher, and it was agreed t8 deal with the case according to scale. Mrs Rogers gave notice of a motion for the next meeting of the Education Committee in reference to the position of teachers who would join the Army under the Military Service Bill, and Mr D. Jones intimated that he should ask the committee to apply for exemption for certain headmasters.
Brecon Raaders Make a Note. It is a good plan to make a note of anything worth remembering. A message a week has ap- peared in Brecon papers for many years past. You have probably read hundreds. If you have not yet profited by them, make a careful note of the following. Its very earnest- ness must appeal to you. On April 28th, 1914, Mrs E. Powles, of 55, Newmarch Street, near the Schools, Llanfaes, Brecon, said :—"I hardly knew what to do some- times when my back was so painful. There has been a weakness there for a long time, and every cold I had made it worse. I was subject to headaches and dizzy sensations, too, ind the water was not right, either. It was scalding at times and painful. But after taking Doan's backache kidney pills my back grew very much better, and the urin- ary system was cleansed and strengthened. I shall always speak well of Doan's pills, for they did me so much good, and I shall certainly re-, commend Doan's pills to my friends. (Signed) E. Powles." On April 10th. 1916-two years later—Mrs Powles said :—"Doan's pills have always given me great relief when I have been troubled with my back. Often those in the greatest danger from kid- ney complaint do not know their kidneys are diseased, and so the trouble is neglected until it readies a serious stage. Cure your kidneys while you can, by commencing with Doan's back- ache kidney pills as soon as there are any such clear signs of kidney disorder as urinary sedi- ment. gravel, pains in the loins and back, rheu- matism and dizziness. Of all dealers, or 2/9 a box. from Foster- McCIellan. 8, Wells Street, Oxford Street, Lon- don, VV. Don't ask for backache or kidney pills- ask distinctly for Doan's backache kidney pills, the same as Mrs Powles had.
Knighton Rural Council. SUCCESSFUL STUDY OF ECONOMY. At Knighton Rural District Council, on Thurs- day, Mr E. Kinsey (chairman) presided. The clerk stated that the surveyor had studied economy in a very practical manner, and, as a consequence, the balance in the treasurer's hands was so good that no call would be .necessary for the next half-year. The rate for the union was 4d in the t, and the county rate, 9d. A case where an improved water-supply was < needed in several houses in Beguildy parish came up again. The clerk read a letter from the own- er, who is in the U. S.A., and the inspector said that the agent had been to see what was needed, but nothing had been done. The clerk was ordered to write and request the agent to proceed with the work at once, as the owner had signified his willingness to have it done. An application for a bridge at the extreme end of the district was discussed, the applicant hav- ing stated that it was impossible for the child- ren to get to school in time of floods. It was de- cided to adjourn the matter, in order to ascertain whether the Rhayader Council were partly re- sponsible for the erection of the bridge. The clerk read some correspondence from the L.G.B. with reference to the compilation and maintenance of the national register. Mr E. Powell proposed that £5 be given to the clerk for extra work. Mr W. Watkins seconded, and the sum was agreed to unanimously. The clerk, in thanking the council, said that, although this was work in connection with the war, it did not follow that it was altogether pro- fitable. If the war had enriched some people, they would believe that it had not that effect on him when he reminded them that this year he would lose t25 or R26. Under ordinary circum- stances, there would have been an election of councillors, but, owing to the war, this was post- poned, and, as there was no election, he lost his fees in consequence. The council's funds, how- ever, would not suffer from the expense of com- piling the register, but all reasonable cost would be defrayed by the Government. There would be a great deal of work still to be done with regard to the maintenance of the register. Changes of address had to be dealt with, and men of military age, on changing their addresses, were notified to the military authorities. Young men had also to be registered as they attained military age. The surveyor said he had failed to get material hauled to the roads, and it seemed vain to try. He had spent 19 years in improving them, and he did not like to see them going back for want of stone. He asked for quantities of Llandrindod or Clee Hill stone for the Abbey, Rhosgre, Beguildy and Norton roads. On the motion of Mr Watkins, the matter was left in the hands of the surveyor to do the be-st he could. The chairman was then re-elected, on the pro- position of Mr W. Watkins, and, in thanking the council for the honour they had again con- ferred on him, Mr Kinsey said that, as their chairman, lie had tried, and would still try, to be as fair as possible to all parties. He considered the conduct of the surveyor a very encouraging feature, for, he had not oniksaved their money by studying economy, but be -bad kept the roads in a state of efficiency. He trusted they would spend another pleasant year together. Mr E. Nicholls moved the re-election of the vice-chairman, which was seconded by Mr J. Stephens and carried. Mr Watkins, in thanking the council, said his duties were very light, but he would fulfil them to the best of his ability. Who is the Finance Committee ? I The chairman proposed the re-election of the Finance Committee. It seemed to him the best course. In fact, there was only one other course, and that was to strike out Mr Beverley Wilding's name. If they did that, there would'be no com- mittee, for he (the speaker) believed Mr Wilding I was the committee. (Lonù laughter.) The committee was re-elected. _u- n
During last month, our Glasbury correspondent says, we had 12 rainy and 18 rainless days. The greatest rainfall (.26 inch) occurred on the 17th, and, altogether, there fell 1.3 inch during the month.
Radnorshire's M.O. I A Peculiar Position. I BOARD OF EDUCATION'S ATTITUDE. I Dr. R. Harding was in the chair at the meeting of the Radnorshire School Attendance and Medical S'ervice Sub-committee, on Friday. The chairman intimated that a matter for con- sideration was with regard to Dr. Pole's salary, &c., and lie asked the committee whether they thought this should go forth to the public. Mr T. Davies asked why not? Their's was a public business, and the public should know what they did. That was his opinion. This was a very important question for the public. The chairman pointed out that Dr. Pole's office was divided into two parts—the one, that of school medical officer, had to do with that com- mittee, and the other, that of county medical officer of health, with the County Council. There- fore, that committee was not solely concerned in this matter. Mr T. Davies observed that they were not ex- pressing any opinion with regard to the part which referred to the County Council. On being put to the vote, a majority decided that the discussion proceed in public. A letter wa-s read from the Board of Education, stating that they had given careful consideration to the re- presentations made by the Authority in Mr Vaughan's letter of February 2nd, and by Dr. Harding in his recent interview with officers of the Board in regard to the payment of a grant on the allowance made by the Authority to Dr. Pole during his absence on military service. The Board, however, were not in a position to modify the decision which was announced in the official letter on December 17th and was based on the ar- rangements set out in circular 887, which had been approved by the Treasury. This inability to take such payment into account for grant was not to be regarded in any way a reflection on the tempor- ary arrangements entered into with Dr. Harding for carrying on the work of the school medical service, during the absence of Dr. Pole. On the contrary, the Board regarded these arrangements as much the best that could have been made in the circumstances, and they would greatly regret their termination. Mr T. Davies The communication is very com- plimentary to the chairman of this committee. The Chairman It is a very empty compliment. Mr Davies It does not fill the pocket very much, I admit. A further letter from the Board of Education, dated March 28th, stated that the application for grant under part 1 of the Medical Grant Regula- tions, in aid of the work of the school medical ser- ice, had received their consideration, and that it had been decided to make a grant of t89 18s 5d. In accordance with the terms of paragraph 3. cir- cular 887, grant was payable on that part of Dr. Pole's salary only which was paid in respect of the year beginning on 1st April, 1914, prior to his taking up military service. The entry under head 1 (a) on form 15 had accordingly been altered from £ 200 to £ 133 6s 8d. The chairman explained that this question had reference to the year ended March 31st, 1915. Dr. Pole left on the 2nd November, 1914, to go on ac- tive service, and, therefore, so far as his salary was concerned, only five-twelfths of the same were concerned in the grant. As a matter of fact, the allocation of the :C300-otticr than 'expenses paid to Dr. Pole—was £ 200 as school medical officer and £100 as county medical officer of health. The grant which the Board paid to the Local Education Authority came from the Treasury, and the Trea- sury had attached certain conditions to the pay- ment of that grant. One of these conditions was that, where the salary of such officials as the county medical officer of health and school at- tendance officer was less through enlistment, they were at liberty to make it up to that amount which they received in civil life, but they had no power to go beyond that. Dr. Pole's army pay was greater than he received as medical officer and school attendance officer, and, therefore, these conditions were not fulfilled, and so the grant was with-held. The moment that the refusal of the Board was brought to the knowledge of the County Council and Education Authority, the Finance Committee stopped the payment to Dr. Pole (including his quarterly payment as M.O.H. and monthly payment as school medical officer). The money had been with-held and was still standing at the Bank to the credit of the au- thority. No salary had been paid to Dr. Pole since last December. With the sanction of the L.G.B. and the Board of Education, he (Dr. Harding) had been doing the work of Dr. Pole, but, as he was a member of that body, he could not receive a salary. The moment he saw that they had with-held the salary of Dr Pole-and as he wa,s receiving no salary—he began to wonder where he was. Inasmuch as he used his own car and paid for petrol, while Dr. Pole could hire to the amount of £ 50, lie did not see that he was called upon to continue that arrangement, especial- ly as no money was being paid for the work. He Iv as no money was I)e i n, represented the position to the Board of Educa- tion, and pointed out that his patriotism—if lie could call it so—was penalising the county by their losing the grant, but the Board would not see that point of view. and expressed the hope that he would continue doing the work. He did not pro- pose to continue, however, under the existing cir- cumstances. If the County Council and L.E.A. did not propose to pay Dr. Pole, lie did not see why they should not employ someone whom they could pay. They could not pay him (Dr. Harding) and the position was that they would probably have to get another medical officer. They might get one at an expenditure of from £ 750 to £800, and he would be quite strange to the county, and it would take him all the time Dr. Pole was away, perhaps, to get into the work. The Board of Education had paid him a compliment, but he did not see there was any obligation upon him to continue doing the work of Dr. Pole while they (the County Council and Education Committee) were locking up this money—the salary formerly paid to Dr. Pole. Mrs Venable Llewelyn raised the point as to whether they could not pay Dr. Harding's expen- ses in connection with this work, but the clerk said this question would arise on a report which would come before the. Finance Committee. The chairman thought his position rather a dellicate one under the circumstances, and that he had better leave white the committee discussed the 11 ,1 I l I matter iurtnesr. -tie aia not minn inat, ne was called upon to continue to do this work, which be had done to the best of his ability, and, besides, hit did a great deal of other public work. This was a work he should have liked to do, but he thought he had better ask them to allow him to vacate the chair. Mr T. Davies observed that Dr. Harding under- took to do Dr. Pole's work, but he must admit that the circumstances were now altered. One thing was that no one knew then how long the war was going to last, and another was that Dr. Pole was having his salary then. These two things had altered the position very much. The chairman 'asked the committee not to think that he was hostile to doing this work, which he believed had been done fairly well. The whole question (payment of officials on active service) had been up in the House of Commons, and he observed that, while they refused to pay the men's salaries, they granted their own salaries, as mem- bers of Parliament, plus Army pay. How much patriotism was there there? Dr. Harding now left the room, and on the motion of Mr Davies, seconded by Mr Weale, Mrs Venables Llewelyn was voted to the chair, and the discussion proceeded, but, as matters of a private character had to be taken into consider- ation, the committee quickly came to the decision that the proceedings had better be conducted in private, and the Press representatives were asked to leave. Further reference was made to Dr: Pole's sal- ary at the meeting of the Finance Committee, of the County Council in the afternoon, the chairman (Mr J-as. Hameir) stating that if they succeeded in getting another medical officer they would have to pay him a large salary, and, perhaps, he would be altogether unsuitable for the work. How were they going to get one, when there was snch a de- mand for doctors, he did not know. When DE. Pole went on active service it was understood that Dr. Harding, with the assistance of other doctors in the county, would carry on the duties, but the Board of Education had stopped the payments of their grants. The discussion was continued, but en camera.
Puritan Pictures No. 1. ?T?**?—————'———————" ??f ??/?<??Z/.?aZ?<5'? ?;gf?t Aj| J^atignalp Edith Scanned. Mn ,-?!' ￼ !j t J ??'?????a???s?sE?f ¡ i?!? ??, ￼ q t%?\ .??.tK—?i?ftr WS!fiiwnrft ? )< ?'? it ?.. ? ? A) THE LITTLE PURITAN The Story of the Picture In the great oak pew the little Puritan girl listens to the somewhat lengthy ministra- tions of the old divine. The sunshine falls on her fair hair and reveals her a II little sleepy-already indeed in a waking dreamland. The reproduction of costume is noteworthy and reminds us that for all its severity the costume of the Puritan days was far from unattractive. (ohis picture illustrates what thousands of women know to be true: that PURITAN SOAP is pure by name and pure by nature £ CHRISTR. THOMAS & BROS. LTD., BRISTOL 184 ■■ I
I GOLF AT LLANDRINDOD. I I SILVER CUP COMPETITIONS. I Never were the several golf links at Llandrindod Wells more thronged at Easter than this year and, except for Monday, the weather was very favourable for play. Players were drawn from all over the country, but Cardiff, Swansea, New- port, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and the Midlands were particularly well represented. Several competitions took place, excellent sec- retarial work being done by Mr E. R. Canning, ] of Birmingham, who stays at the Gwalia. Hotel. The ladies' silver cup, presented by Mrs C. H. Bailey, of Newport, which has to be won three times in succession, drew a large entry, and the results were as follow 1st, Mrs Leadley, Coulsdon, Surrey. 104—24—80. 2nd, Miss Mordey, Newport, 107-22-85. 3rd, Mrs Harry Anderson, Stoneygate, Leices- ter, 105-16-89. Miss Acomb, Newport, 110—16—94. A silver cup for gentlemen was presented by the Gwalia. Hotel Co., the conditions being the same as those which govern Mrs Bailey's cup for ladies. The results were as follow :— 1st, Mr A. D. Keeling, Handsworth, Birming- ham, 84—8—76. 2nd, Mr J. A. Morton, Birmingham, 85—3—82. 3rd, Mr E. R. Canning, Birmingham, 91—11—80. 4th, Mr H. Anderson, Leicester, 85-1-84. Mixed Foursome. I 1st, Mrs White and Mrs A. D. Keeling, Bir- mingham, 92-12-80. Miss Acomb (Newport) and Mr John Morton (Birmingham). 91—9|—81 J. Mrs Leadley (Coulsdon) and Mr E. R. Canning, 99-17!-81t. Mrs Morton (Birmingham) and Mr H. Anderson (Leicester). 97—11—86. Miss Davies and Mr Wykes, 112-21-91. Miss Acomb and Mr Mordey (Newport), lll-)15 -98. Eight other couples also competed. I Gwalia Sweepstakes (in Aid of Soldier^' Fund). I I 1st, 'Mrs Tillett, Penarth. I I 2nd, Mrs Gilbert, Stockport. 3rd, Mr C. Halliday, Manchester. I I Presentation of Cups. I I There was a large gathering in the Central Hall, Gwalia, on Monday evening, when the cups and prizes were presented by Mrs C. H. Bailey, Newport, Mon. Ald. Mark Mordey, Newport, presided, his genial chairmanship adding greatly to the pleasure of the evening. He cordially 'welcomed old friends and new, congratulating the winners of the cups with many kindly and humorous re- marks. He specially welcomed Mrs C. H. Bailey, of Newport, the donor of one of the cups, saying they were all delighted to find that she had found it possible to get away from all her charitable and kindly work for the soldiers and others. They were more than delighted to have Mrs Bailey with them that evening. (Applause.) Mrs Bailey received an ovation on rising to pre-. sent the prizes. Mr Anderson (Leicester) moved a vote of thanks to Mrs Bailey, and, in doing so, made a speech of considerable interest, re-calling some of the memories and links of the past. He said it was now 25 years since he was privileged to form one of many friends who were gathered together at the Old Gwalia. Conspicuous amongst those whom he re-called were the late Mr Thomas Goldsworthy and the late Dr. Parry, the latter of whom sang and pteyed to them his well-known song, "Make new friends but keep the old." (Hear, hear.) Thoughts of friendship and fellow- ship filled all their hearts that night. They were all delighted to see their dear old friends, Mr and Mrs Jenkins, looking so well in their green old age. (Applause.) They were all pleased to see their universally respected friend, Mr Mordey, who presided over them, fathered them, and pulled their legs on all occasions. They put up with him and his jokes, and loved him for it all. In Mrs Bailey they had the very embodiment of an English lady. She was their queen. (Ap- plause.) It was through her initiation and generos- ity that these trophies had been given for golf, and she had been thoughtful in every way she could conceive to add to their happiness. They wished her long Efe and happiness, and hoped to he privileged with her presence for many Easters to come. (Applause.) Ald. J. White (Birmingham) seconded in a warm-hearted speech, in which the goodness of Mrs Bailey was further extolled. Although not a golfer herself, Mrs Bailey, by her gracious pre- sence, her presentation of the cup, and her pleas- ant demeanour showed great interest in those who did take an interest in the game. (Applause.) The resolution was heartily carried, and, in responding, Mrs Bailey said it was a great plea-sure to be there that Easter, and she felt that it would not be quite like Easter if she were anywhere else. Many of them had their boys at the front, who would be thinking of them this Easter and re- membering that they would be at LIandrindod Wells, and she believed their dear ones far away would have been very disappointed if they bad not come to Llandrindod Wells as usual. (Applause.) Mr Graham (Barry) moved a vote of thanks to Mr Canning for his services as secretary and or- ganiser, saying he was a hustler in every sense of the word, and that it was a great pity that the Minister of Munitions did not know of him when he was advertising for a man of push and go. (Laughter and applause.) Mr Taliesin Rees (Birkenhead) seconded, saying that whenever Mr Canning took up a job of this sort success was assured, and he only hoped, for the sake of the competitions, that Mr Canning would act in future years in the same capacity as he had this year.- (Applause.) In conclusion, Mr Rees read some very clever rhymes, celebrating the successes of the day. which were received with much pleasure. Mr Canning, in responding, said the work had been very pleasant, and he hoped he had not made himself a nuisance to anybody. To get 130 in- terested in the events extended interest through- out the whole company, and was much better than keeping interest strictly in the circle of the players. The little he had done had been really worth while. as it had brought him into closer contact with such pleasant company. (Applause.)
RADNORSHIRE FARM. OFFERED FOR SOLDIERS. WHERE IS IT? Speaking at the Welsh Agricultural Council, Mr James Hamer (Penybont) said he bad offered to '-he Departmental Committee for the settlement of sold- iers on land a thousand acres on which to set up one of those colonies if the land were found suit- able. No further particulars were given to the Radnor- shire County Council on Friday, but the of Mr Hamer was probably to Gwernargllwyd Farm, which lies between Llandegley and the For- est End Inn.
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I Trades for Wounded Soldiers. I A RADNORSHIRE CASE. At the Radnor Education General Purposes Committee on Friday a letter was read from Dr. Black Jones (Builth) enquiring if anything could be done for Mr Layton, of Tymaes, Disserth, a soldier who had been discharged from the Army after having lost a leg at the battle, of Ypres. He was an agricultural labourer, and unfortunately could not do anything else, and he (Dr. Black Jones) would like to know if any war funds were available for teaching hima trade. Mr Bufton suggested that Mr Vaughan-Vaughan (the clerk) should make enquiries and report as to what arrangements were made by the various organisations for teaching trades to men. Mr H. D. Phillips mentioned that the Federation of Welsh Education Committees, with which they were affiliated, was dealing with this matter, and may possibly have a scheme more or less develop- ed. Mr Burton's suggestion was adopted, and a small committee appointed.
Farm Fire. Knighton Brigade Called Out. SMART WORK. Knighton Fire Brigade were summoned to a fire which had broken out in a building on Hobarris farm. near Chapel Lawn, the residence of Mrs Lewis. Immediately, Mr David Lewis, the cap- tain of the brigade, with what men he could secure, got out the fire engine and started along the difficult, uneven road towards the scene of the conflagration, accomplishing the journey in a re- markably short space of time. It happened, how- ever, that at the time the brigade started three of its most active members, Messrs. W. Roberts, T. Lloyd and W. Jordan, were in attendance at the funeral of the late Mr J. H. Dover, the first- named being the undertaker. As soon as they could be released, Mr J. L. Allcock kindly lent them his motor-car, in which they were driven by Mr J. Cartwright, and arrived at the fire a few minutes after the engine. They found that a large piece of building, containing an oil engine, with connective machinery, a quantity of straw and farm implements, burned almost to the ground, the flames from which were just getting a strong hold on another long row of building, separated only by a narrow pathway from the one which had been destroyed. This second building consisted of cow- sheds, stables, &c., and contained a quantity of fodder. The farther end adjoined the house, and members of the brigade declare that, had the wind been blowing in the opposite direction, noth- ing" could have saved either house or building. The brigade immediately turned their efforts to this building. It was not an easy task, for the water had to be pumped up a steep hill a distance of about 150 yards. The engine, however, is in. splendid condition (thanks to Knighton Urban Council), and is well supplied with hose. The men worked well, and, in a short time, the fire was extinguished, having done little more damage than what has been mentioned. The first is sup- posed to have originated from the oiLengine, which was working at the time.
The extension of Rhuyader Churchyard is now nearly complete, and the demolishing of the old cottages and the erection of a new wall have much improved the street's appearance. .1 ''I