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SWANSEA'S TANK. CIVIC RECEPTION FOR SAVINGS PRESENTATION "THE lONG TRAIL" After a lengthy and adventurous trek through milos of streets. Swansea's war saving* presentation tank" reversed on to its "fiml bed (of concrete) at the Icwer .ncl of the Recreation Ground on Tuesday evening. The procession was from an on- looker's point of view the moft comical, from thjt of the participants probably the mos: exasperating, Swansea has known for some time. The old warrior was 1 i 'hours late in arriving at the Palace from the Hafod goods yard. and the smoky exhaust and some steam was evidence that his engine wa,g overheated. That was owiniT to a de- fective fan bolt that frequently gave troubl e and caused delay during his pro- gress to his final resting place, and to i.he further fact that old as 'he is and having tpean long laid up, the usual danger of broken tracks on hard, and especially etoap-Mockpd. road was accentuated. So h* never went more than half-pace. Everything considered, he did well. A LIVELY INTEREST. The town displayed a lively interest w,hic-li. while less than that inherent in the Battalion cadre'* home-coming, was also of an infinitely lighter, niorl impersonal iind, since it was a mere machine, not nien, th, people linr-d the streets to see, and for a much smaller section of the crowd than on the previous day had the »ight anything sombre about 4t. To the average man the¡ tank is even yet little more than a. qu<^or, odd-shaped, steel box of mvsterie*. He will now, so far. as an early model is concerned, be able to satisfy Mmp of the qncneg in his mind, THE PROCESSION. Tn the procession there were the Tele- graph Messengers, Discharged Soldiers' and Police Bands. and a captured German gnn folbrwed the tank. The War Savings Association was represented by Mr. Roger Beck (chairman). Messrs. H. Macdonnell, Ityam Goldberg, A. J. Coo::e, and the sec- retary (Mr. W. TT. Ash mole): with tie f r. W. TT. M'iivor were Aldermen A. Sinclair and G. Hemrrdngs. Messrs. L. G. Protheroe and G. Hill: Messrs. C. Mitchell and U. Jen- kins (clerk) represented the Guardians: Captains W. T. Da.? 1md B. Bo?om?y '??ra in eh"rg? ?F a dc?achmpnt ? V.T.C.; and Mr. W. O'Mruyn of a party of dis- charged soldier?. Ca>»tain. R. P. Foster, M.C. (attached to tho"Rational War Sav- ings Committee), iiirde the tank arrange- ments. and Lieut. A. T. Hepworth, M.C., conimnndaiit., As the tank parsed the Promenade its progress was watched b", an extraordinary erottd (t-h children had a rare time), and one of the lianas fittingly played "The Long Trail." On the roof of the tank when it had been placed in position the Mayor was supported bv councillor", war saving* rcp- Te&entrt;v«s. and Messrs. A. W. E. Wynne end W. Turpin. ASSOCIATION'S FINE RECORD. Mr. Roger Reeds, handing the gift over to the Mayor for the tOWTI, said he was not going to look their gift horse in the mouth and sav he was an arrant jib, but it-* journey that d ii.v was lik-e one 01 David's pongs—a Sons of Degrees—and it had many halt.* in it did not recog- nise him—it was a gentleman—a.s a jjh, but as a gallant old warrior, very reluc- tant to come to his rest J Proceeding, Mr. Beck recalled the wo He of Mr. Arthur Eden end Mr. W. H. Ash- mole following the Government's^ appeal far war funds, from w'hich the Swansea Patriotic War Savings Committee sprang. After that Appeal was made 4.709 persons deposited £ 75.973—(applaud—the separate deposits totalling The cost of ad- ministration, ir eluding printing, was £ 123. for Mr. Ashmole and every Council official gave his services, their gifts in that w::¡y being more than some men s who gave thousands of pounds. Lltimatei.v the :1.:alion became the channel through which the Government inade greater apr>eals to Swansea, and ulti- matelv follow-ingetank and cruiser i,it Swansea and neighbourhood raised £ 12,056,14?- (Applause.) SWANSEA'S 1,20,000,000. Tlie Mayor, accepting the tank, said next to a righteous caitFe-and the over- whelming opinion of the people of the eonntry was that our terrible task was a righteous ope—the country's essentials were niimk-rs of men end plenty of money. In both these Swansea had done gloriously and had every reason to he proud of its record. He believed 20 millions was nearer the figure Swansea contributed to the war. Mr. A. W. E. Wynne sail it was lieved private investments brought the total to 2t"millions. and that they held the tank record for Wales. This tank was not goorj enough for Swansea. Pembroke, Nfoniiioiith. anri. even little place* like Cardiff had nien o' war named after them, and it was time Swansea had. He thought the local and district members should Took into this. Alluding to th £ town's TIM,OM war inez-norial fund, Mr. Wynne thought it would to a bigger success if the children of the men who had given their lives while serving in the mercantile were in- eluded. A member of the Chamber of Commerce had promised to increase his £ 500 subscription to X-I,rko if this exten- sion wpre marie. BOROUGH TREASURER'S THANKS. Mr. W. H. Aslimole thought the tank should ba proudly kept because of its being a Britis-h iuvention that saved British lives. It was true that Swansea had raised 20 millions for the war; the 12,million,s mentioned by Mr. Beck came in after the appeal. He thanked all the people who had helped him, and particu- larly referred to the assistance of his deputy, Mr. IT. H. Morgan, whom they heartily congratulated on his Bath ap- pointment. They trusted he would be as lucceseful in Bath as here.

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