I POLLING TO DAY. A Great Speech by Dr. Macnamara. COALITION S JUSTIFICATION, To-day is polling day in Swansea East. ] Thore can hardly be any doubt as to the result. Only one thmg—over-confidence v on the part of those who should vote for him—can rob Ald. Dd. Matthews of vic- tory. It you have a vote in the Constituency and have not used it when you read this paper, hasten to the polling booth. Five past eight will be too late. THE FINAL MEETINGS. The Coalition campaign concluded with a scene of marked enthusiasm at Taber- nacle Chapel, Morriston, on Wednesday might. The great attraction was the Rt. Hon. T. J. Macnamara, M.P. Mr. David Fisher occupied the chair, and during the evening Mr. Naboth Francis ably recited. Mr. I). M. Evans gave splendid renderings of In my own dear land and Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," while Professor D. E. Williams presided I at the organ. THE CANDIDATE'. The candidate, who had a remarkably fine reception, said he regarded that mag- nificent meeting as a response to the in- spiring message of the Premier, and he believed that on the morrow the elector- ate would give him an overwhelming re- ply. They had just hoard that it had been announced that the Government were compelled by the Sankey Award, and decreased production, to increase the price of coal by 6s. per ton. It was a mat- ter or very grave and serious importance, i* not only to Morriston, but to the whole 'of the constituency. The higher price of coal was going to increase very seriously and largely the cost of production of steel and tinplates, on which they relied to such a large extent in that neigh bour- hood. When they knew that. in addition they were going to have serious compe- tition from foreign nations, such as America, Germany, and Japan, they could just imaigne what serious news this was for them, and in futuhe it might pos- sibly mean the closing down of some of the works there. If his opponent and Mr. Smillie and party had their way it would aggravate and make matters worse, and he would not believe that that constituency would Teturn a gentleman who held such extreme views. DR. MACNAMARA. The audience rose to greet Dr. Nacna- mara when he was called to speak, and ic continued applauding for some minuted. At the outset he said he had never taken part in a contest—and he must have par- i ncipated in some hundreds in the last 25 I years—more deeply convinced of the strength of the case be could submit to the judgment of his fellow-countrymen than lie did that night. (Applause). It had been a great joy to him to know how deeply esteemed and respected Alderman Matthews wis by those who knew him best. (Hear, hear). He had been des- j cribed that night as a man of few words and great deeds. Well. he would be very acceptable in the House of Commons, (Applause). COALITION FULLY JUSTIFIED., On the ,signing of the Armistice he had no doubt that the continuance of the policy of Coalition was the only possible course in the national interest, and he now claimed with complete confidence that no man who reviewed the story of the last six months dispassionately could possibly deny that those who advocated Coalition were overwhelming right, and that their hopes and expectations of its influences upon these most critical days in our natio- nal history had been fully justified. (Hear. hear). The Premier went to the Peace Conference vbacked by the support of his fellow oountrymen m a way that enabled him to speak and act with cer- tain voice and complete confidence, and they had the fruit of his anxious and tire- less labours and those of his colleagues in the Peace Treaty now bftfore them. (Loud applause). THE PREMIER. It must be with intense pride and re- joicing to every Welshman that one of his own people not onjy contributed so sig- nally to the prosecution of the war, but toiled so nobly to secure a just and lasting settlement which, please God, might re- move from the world for ever the continu- ing apprehensions and ultimate agonies inflicted by lust of conquest, power and domination. We were too near his great work to completely assess it, but he knew 4 that as a consequence of it the name of Wales would be affectionately remem- bered m the hearts of the people of the world long after they and he were for- sctten and gone. (Loud applause). SUCCESS OR MUDDLE? I They were entitled to ask him, as a member of the Government, how far it had succeeded, how far it had tried to live up to the no aspirations expressed in the King's Speech of February 11th. Mr. Williams said the Government had not succeeded at all; that its record was on. of delay, muddle and mismanagement. Hut he said that in the five months since Nov. Hill it had achieved so much that by the end of the session it would have åOÐe more than' was ever achieved in the whole life of any Parliament in the re- cent history of this country. (Loud ap- plause). In that they were merely res- ponding to the desire of the people, wjjich came out of the war ardently determined to put social conditions on an altogether higher and better plane as the only fitting memorial to those who went into the Vallev of the Shadow of Death never to re- turn. As he walked through 31ametz Wood and saw the red poppies waving over the graves of the peacefully-minded lads from these valleys, who interposed their bodies between us and destruction, tjit- hymn that sang in his heart was Hen Wlad fr Xhadau," and he felt that they said to him and they:- If ye 'break faith with us, who died, We shall not sleep, though poppies bloom in France's fields! PARLIAMENTARY RECORD. J Dr. Macnamara proceeded to argue that the result of drastic revision of Parlia- mentary procedure, by which the Com- mittee stages of Bills went to Grand Committees, was that to-day we had two or three Houses of Commons working con- currently, and three measures of the great essentials to social reconstruct ion-land, housing, transport-were on the way to accomplishment after five months. (Ap- plause). Pre-war, any of these three Bills would have taken a very big slice of the life of a session, and they might have secured it in the end. (Applause). Apart from this, four out of five of the three million soldiprr and sailors demobilised, and of the two million workpeople dis- tjplaeed, had been reabaorbcd; into indus- trial life. These represented piaoniag and organising on a vast scale, which was better realised when one talked of ar- ranging for a population move than twice that of Wales. COALITION'S CLAIM. Did any man seriously consider that any one party could have tackled these ques- tions effectively? Mr. Williams would say: Certainly, the Labour Pftrty 1 (Laugh- ter). These were not the times to em- bitter controversy, and so lie would eon- tent himself with emphatically disagree- ing and saying that no one party could have done so. In some respects they were still only clearing away and laying new foundations, and here and there, he ad- mitted, plans had miscarried; that was inevitable. But recalling the stupendous and complicated nature of the problems which confronted them, and what had been achieved, the Government was en- titled to claim the support of every rea- sonable, level-headed citizen anxious that his country should emerge from the wel- ter of the last five years quietly, smoothly and in an orderly as peaceable manner. (Loud applause). MR. WILLIAMS'S METHODS. I In this he would not carry Mr. Wil- liams with him. Mr. Williams's method, especially in regard to unemployment, was to take what had not been accom- plished. ignoring of what had been, and present it as a complete picture. That method was a familiar one, but a veteran tike Mr. VTilliams ought to be above it. And they, in considering this 12J wr men should survey the whole field, with its grave dislocations, upheavals and dis- t?rbances in all directions, and ask: Have the Government tackled the fttu- ation conrajTMusly, with industry and de- termination ? If so their duty was clear. I TOO BIG A" PRICE? I In conclusion, Dr. Macnamara ad- dressed a word to sincere Liberals and Tories who might think they wore paying too big a price for Coalition because of adaptation of 141gislation on fho one hand to satisfy reactionary Tory members and or. the other hand to satisfy extreme Radicals. He did not ask either to give np princ-iples, but the man who did not realise that August 4th, 1914, was not five, but more than fifty years aeo. was the slave of old prejudices and preconcep- tions, qnd out of touch with the world and its needs as they were to-day. (Ap- plause.) In the vast fcold of social, in- dustrial. and economic reconstruction there was vitally urgent work which could not be accomplished promptly and smoothly—if, indeed, at all-by any one party. If at any time either thought I violence was being done to his old party faith, let him consider whether his own vision did not need to be readjusted to the new world and new problems. In that sense and spirit he commended Aid. Matthews' candidature. (Loud applause.) A vote of confidence in the candidate 'WM carried with enthusiastic unanimity, the proposer being Councillor D. J, Davies and the seconder Mr. Heslop. I IN LANDORE WARD. I For the Landoro Ward the final meet- ing was at Brynhyfryd Baptist School- room. Here too there was the utmost en. thusiasm for the Coalition cause. Among ( the speakers was the Right Hon J. Herbert Lewis, M.P. who said that in Mr. Matthews the electors of Swansea Last had a champion of their cause. His admirable career of public work during the past 23 years on the Swansea Council and his great record of educational work was a good criterion of his qualifications for a seat in the House of Commons. ( Applause.) He hoped the electors by their actions on Thursday would go i long way to show whether the Peace Treaty was a right or a wrong Treaty. Ho felt confident they would voto in favour of Mr. Lloyd George, the supreme eouciliator, the little Welshman from North Wales-. (Hear, hear.) "Mae yr hen iaith yn anwyl iawn ganddo ef it minnau. quoted Mr. Lewis amidst ap- plause, ac fe ddylasai pob Cymro ei gefnogi "—and every Welshman ought to him support. Several questions were put and answered satisfactorily. Messrs. W. C. Jenkins, J. Walter Jones, M.A., T. T. Broad, and Miss Garlick also spoke. The vote of confidence, sub- mitted by the chairman, and seconded and. supported in half dosen quarters, was carried unanimously.
LABOUR'S VIEW. I Mr. Henderson on Direct Action. i Labour's final big meetings before the election were numerous, the principal speaker. of courtse, being Mr. Arthur Henderson. At the Forward Movement Hall, Mor- riston, Mr. Rupert George presided. Mr. David Williams delivered an address. Several Labour .M.P.'s and Mr. Lovat Frazer (formerly a prominent Conser- vative leader) were on the platform. Mr. Henderson said he was opposed to a, policy of direct action for purely poli- tical purposes; but he recognised that the'I abuse of political power had been a factor in tempting many of the workers to look to the policy of direct action as a nicans of redressing their grievances. (Ap- plause.) He remained of opinion that the surest and quickest way of advancing the social and economic emancipation of the people was to elect a strong, capable, determined People's Government. (Ap- plause.) Unfortunately they had a Parliament which was elected for one purpose, that of securing the necessary cohesion, with- out an adequate and comprehensive pro- gramme of reconstruction, without a new social order, and lacking in real demo- cratic faith. (Applause.) Therefore, at the first opportunity the whole resources of the great working class movement- manual and clerical—should he concen- trated upon a supreme effort to conquer political power on behalf of the oommofi people, and he trusted that Swansea would give a lead. He believed if the present Government could do without a bye-election they would only be too glad, for they had received plain notice to quit.
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"DIRECT ACTION." v' Vv-• ■ 1 .f s You've both had your sfy. Now it's my turn."
THE PEACEMAKER RESTING. ■ • (Newspaper Illustrations, Ltd.) Our picture, taken at Criccieth, e hcnrs Mr. Lloyd George at his country house resting after Paris. H'3 will need as much rest as possible as he has plenty of work and a trying time when he returns to London. He is seeen with Sir Maurice Han key.
«III.IIInil 'lV7 +- M VICTORY LOAN. .lt' -=- THE LONDON JOINT CITY BLAND ] BAtUt I IIITED HAVE SUBSCRIBED FOR ￼ ??M?EM Victory Loan. J
ROYAL THEATRE. How Brides Are Chosen. ADVENTURES AMONG THE CAN- NIBALS held a thousand people—sitting and standing—6pell hound for three hours, at the trade show at the West End Cine- ma-the most representative gathering perhaps, including, as it did, peers and commoners, manufacturers of films, pro- ducers, artistes, exhibitors, and the gener- al public, ever seen at a British theatre. "This picture is one of the most as- toundingly adventurous, and; at the same time instructive, films that I have ever seen. No one could witness it' without feeling intense admiration for Mr Johnson and his plucky little wife, who set out on so dangerous an expedition. I was astonished that ao young and pretty a woman cbuld ever have faced the dangers and hardships that were bound to accompany such an adventure. H The amusing manner in which the Johnson* tell, their experiences on the screen is quite irresistible. Many, times when the ordinary individual would have made much of a dangerous situation tli-ey jhave dismissed, it ljalitls' J\ij;" J1JJ' humour, which set the people in roars of laughter • "'The glamour end mystery of the South Sea Islands reach one with ouch an in- tensity that the brilliant sparkling colours almost become visible, fhs tall palms reflected in the clear lagoon, the white sand, and far out the surf break- ing on the coral reef make, a world of romance of infinite possibility."
CAPT. D. H. BANGHAM, M.C. An old Swansea Grammar School hoy,' Captain DonaJd H. Bangibain, M.C., ias :ist been placed in the first cla^te in the Hon- ours School of-Notional Science at 'tfoTd University.' He was educated at the school, where he had a distinguished ed'uca.i:>ria.l career. and 1912 he was awarded a scholarship of £00 by Jesus Golleere. Orfo oil the-result, of the honours examin vj,'on of, the Central Welsh Board. He ■ototanvvl a commission in the King's Liverpool ment in 1915, and gained the 1TiLtta-y for bravery in the neld. Be is a son of tt>e JI t?te Mx. Ba.m.l J3.FX,nQ. :1r. j
ALL A-LOAN. Swansea is Very Slow. i L6 -12,044 SO FAR I Swansea is losing its good name, and that is, as a centre for raising money for G-overnment loans. In the stirring days of war the good old town did great things, setting a lead to other boroughs, and the name of Abertawe was respected in finan- cial circles. To-day, with a more attractive offer than ever-5 per cent. income, stability of stock, and ultimate. redemption with a 25 per cent, bonus on the capital invested, I the t-own lags behind in the race. 'Wednesday's little lot for the Joy Loan was only ZfO,498 19s. (kL, which brought I' the town's total up to £ 612,044 19s. 6d. We had hoped for two millions, but at the moment it looks as though we shall fall well below the one million mark. i PLEASE BUCK UP! The national finances badly need a new loan, and unless Swansea, bucks up we shall be held to he lacking in patriotism. There can be no doubt the money is here. Look at those property sales, day after day. Look at the bargain sales! And there was never a better property, never a better bargain, than Joy Lean. This evening, at 5 p.m., the Victory aeroplane is due at Swansea. Perliaps b will inspire the people of Swansea to I soar to higher levels in their contribu- tions.
I PASTORS' PAY. The Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire Baptist Association meeting- at M-oriah Chapel, LI a ri ell y, Mr. Bon Jones, Camlob- street Baptist Chapel, presiding, adopted, on the recommendation of a committ-ee. a scheme fixing Elimmum &alanes for pastors a? foHowe:— Singia men, ?tSO De r' a?num; married men, £ 155, a?id also 6a. per week for each cb?d?
C.M. INQUIRY. The Churches anii the Young. Local Doctor's Proposal] 1 On Wednesday, at Llansamlet, tht ev.; John Hughes, M.A. (Bridgend), pre51-dOOti over the first me-Gting of the Weet¡ Glamorgan C.M. monthly meeting gincel the declaration of peace, and a resolution.^ was passed expressing the meeting's I gratitude at the final ending of wari A letter re boxng ait the Gwyn Hall. j Xeath, was read from the town clerk. The Rev. B. T. Jones stated that the j Town Council prevented boxing when the j hali was last applied for. j The JRev. E. B. Pearce, of Broughbou.4 w-as received into the monthly meeting otH transfer from North Wales. 1 The next monthly meeting is to be hedd at Bryn, on the first Wednesday in' September. I DEBT CLEARANCES. • 1 The foUowmg debt clearances were ported: Gorsemon ?150, Bethania £ 100,1 Cwm £ 100, Resolvea £ 100, Bethe! (Melyncijtkan) £ 100. Seven Sister. 1:200, Pencae L1315 j Pontrhydyfen £250, Caerau £ 150,? Blaengarw £ 100, Ystradgynlais £ 200. The Rev. J. Vincent Thomas was, graMed a transfer to Cross Hands. The! Rev. J. Owen Jones, Cwmavon, leav- ing for Llanelly, a transfer was grantedJ him. Rev. J. E. Waters was receivedl as a member. Two candidates for tlwl ministry were received. I ADEQUATE SALARIES. ] The Rev. B. T. Jonos (Neath), le- viewing the efforts of the missionary collections, emphasised the importj.OO; of using the new era of peace for the-! furtherance of world-Christianisation. At the mid-day sessions Mrs. Enoch Thomas, of South Cardigan, dealt witft, the matter of the connexion central' lund, which would enable the weaken churches to pay adequate saiirit-A to' mit-fters, and He Hev. wwig Lewis, called lie attention o' mini,t."s to thd urgent need of greater spirituality in: ch urch life. It was proposed by the Rtev. E. W.i Pearce and carried that an effort be$ made to re-establish Trevecca as a pre.1 paratory school for the connexion. I THE CHURCH OF THE YOUNG. j At the afternoon session Dr. Collins Lewis, of Swansea, gave an important* address on the relationship of the chnroh: and young men and women. He celled" attention to tho failure of the churches to keep young people's enthusiasm beyond the a of 14, and accounted for it partly by the weakening under present day con- ditions of home life, the tendency of. the middle classes and working c to., let rooms," and the consequent cro-wd- h e altreets at too, ing off children, into the etreets at too early an age. Equally the neglect of the: churches to study child-psychology, and. to take advantage of modern research, v,-as to blam<e. They should consider a that young men returning from comrade- ship of the trenches would be qu'ck to, detect the weakness of church life, the, narrow sectional spirit, the petty jeaL- oueies, the timid coneervatism. I I UNEXPECTED IGNORANCE. The denomination s enquiry during the war into the attitude of the rank Udi file "of the army and navy towards re,-t ILgKxM matters reroalpd unexpected iJ-\ norance and indifference a« to the eeaetQ- tial things of Christian belief. and proved* that the preachilng of the churches and, their theology were not euch as could) capture the atfention of men. Young 1 men in business and at work heard end-i less difrcusskme on questions of eociall To- i I form, economics, and clabs polities; but] the churches had instituted no study j circles to deal with the ethical and: Christian aspect of these problems. I THREE RESOLUTIONS. 1, I Dr. Lewis ended by proposing three r&- solutions to be submitted to the chwchesri (1.) That every church should institute) an enquiry into the personal, social, andi religions needs of its young people, audi ] should examine how far it was attempW inr to meet those neads. (2) Tihiat the churches of this monthly^ meeting should, through their responsible; channel's, consider immediately the pro-i PL.9 of the Fisher Education a should examine how they mi-ght take ad- vantage of the measure, and how they- mritffht avoid a collision the new rontmtiation classes, which young folk' aged 14—IS would have to attend for tech-i nioal and liberal education and physical training, and the old established cfhurolfj classes for religious education and literary1 discussion. (3) That the churches should proceed to form study circles for young men wh("1"e there should be frank examination of Christian teaching in relation to economic questions of the day, and of how such, teaching might be practically applied in the churfch districts, so as to bfin a re- ligious crusade against local and muni- cipal evils, and thus to emphasise the ethical and moral side of Christian life.
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I.L.P. AND NATIONAL ANTHEM To tb-a Editor, Sir,-Tlie Svansea Bast Dye-ei*v>on rA. micds me of the inconsistency of the LL.Peers. Just one incident, Mr. Editor, a.d I will leave it to the electors to draw their own conclusions, and ask Smillie, Hodges and Co. h.-YW do they allow rueh. irregularities ? At meetings held during the war, when- ever thece oonolndod witb the singing of tii9 SaticTkal. Anthem, the I.L.Peers would not join, in the singing, though there i# a doutble meaning t:) the anthem, it they were brainy" enough to see it. U-pon reading the reiport, in yonr pape.r of the luncheon givan at the G-uildhall in honour of the Prince of Wa-les, on tie recent visit, I noticed the names etf two prominent men in the so-called labour Itfs of Swansea, one a secretary of a groyjp of Unions in the town, and the other en alderman who won a &sa>t in t.ae stended. borough. Both joined a. banquet in honour of the Prince! These are the people who shout for consistency, whom Hodges calto the host "brrarlns" in the country. Swarseo, Bast Eloctors: get at it for oil you a.ro worth to return the man who has provod himself a true friend of the working ctess. Mr. S&aJ-t.hewfi is out for reconstruc- tion and progress with all sincerity.—You.-e, e-c., M. D.
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