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WELSH IN' SCHOOLS National Union and the Inquiry. Evidence Offered. I A very important meeting oi the Council of the National Union )f v'tish Societies was held at Trinity Vebti-v, Swansea, on Saturday afternoon, to deal mainly with the question of the teaching of Welsh in the schools of W ale«. Aid. Jordan presiàecl, and among thl. w Sresent were Mr. E. T. John (the prcs:- .t), Revs. D. Eurof Walters, M. dent), William: Prof. Miali ^dw-icds, Messrs. Roland Thomas, M.A. iBrecDi), D. Riivs Phillips and Morlais -fiinuo! (Swansea), and others !,I WRITTEN STATEMENT AND I :1 EVIDENCE. Earlier in the day a. meeting of tIle Education Committee of the Union had considered a communication received from the Departmental Committee in- quiring into the control of secondary education in Wales, inviting the Union to present a statement of its views. The committee, at its own meeting, decided to recommend the Council to pass the following resolution, which was adopted at the subsequent Council iticetiog:- "That we thank the members of the Departmental Committee on Secondary Education in Wales for their invitation to express the views of the Union, and appoint Processor Ernest Hughes, In- spector T. Powell, Professor Miall Ed- wards, Mr. LI. Thomas, M.A., Mr. John Walter Jones, M.A., Mr. Lewis Davies. Miss M. Morgan, M.A., Rev. D. Euror Walters, M.A., Mr. E. T. John and the secretary (Mr. Roland Thomas, M.A.) to provide a statement thereof and to give evidence in support if that be neces- sarv." WELSH IDEALS, TRADITIONS ANU CULTURE. I With referenco to the Fisher Act and its application in Wales, a sub-committee was appointed to draw out schemes ap- ■ plicablo to various districts, Welsh, bi- lingual, and English, N-iz. Professor Ernest Jones, Mr. D. R. Phillips (Swan- sea), Mr. Arthur Evans, Mr. Thomas Junes, Mr. John Hughes, and Mr. Roland Thomas (secretary). Both the above-mentioned committees are to meet.. at Swansea on Saturday to proceed \V.i.ip their and the following resolution was passed, with which they were re- quested to act in harmony, viz. "That a national system of ptiblii- education in Wales cannot be regarded as satisfactory unless it enables Wales. as a national unit, to order the intdleo- tual development of its people in full accord with their ideals, traaitioa and culture." MR. FISHER'S SYMPATHY. The Council, at its meeting, also re- ceived a letter from Mr. li&h-i (Piesi- dent of the Board of Education) express- j ing the symnathy of the Board with tne principle of teaching Welsh ir. the schools of Wales. It was decided to accept the inn-i-tation of the executive instituted at Corwen to cany out Sir Henry Jones's scheme of higher education for the people, and to appoint a meeting between the executivo and representatives of the union. The committee already referred to will meet at Swansea on Saturday to pre- pare the statement and deal with some other matters connected with the v. ork of the National Union of Welsh Societies. A recommendation was also 9-lopted that the various societies affiliated with the union should celebrate the centenary of loan Emlyn.
FOR EX-SERVICEMEN. ———< 8 .——— Successful Cwmllynfell I Eisteddfod. In aid of the funds of the local branch of the National Federation of Discharged tftnrl Demobilised Soldiers and Sailors, a i-ighly successful Eisteddfod was held at jCwmllynfell Chapel on Saturday. The conductor was the Rev. Evan Davies, B.A. (Cwmgorse), and the adjudicators were Mr. Clement, R.A.M. (Swansea), and Mr. Harry Jenkins (Pontardulais), music; and the Rev. Ben Davies (Panteg, Ystaiyfera), literary. Messrs. D. E. Wil- liams and Arthur E. Thomas acted as accompanists. The awards were.- Recitation (under 12): Isaac Davies, Gwrhyd. Recitation (under 16) Bron- wen Levi, Cwmtrwrch. Boys' solo (under 16): Dennis Jones, Owmtwrch. Girls' solo (under 16): Mary Annie Jones, Cwm- Ilynfell. Soprano solo: Madame E. A. J. ftichards, Ystalyfera. Contralto solo: Madame Esther Cooper-Jones, Cwmgorse. Tenor solo: Mr. Stephen Rogerson, Glan- amlrian. Baritone solo: Mr. Erasmus Morgan, Pontardawe. Open recitative: Merch y Meudwy, Ynysmeudwy. Poem, "Llyn Y Fan," Rev. W. T. Hughes, Cwmtwrch. In memoriam poem to Cwmllynfell's fallen heroes, Mr. G. T. Levi (Gweledydd)), Cwmtwrch. Cham- pion solo: Dr. D. Daniels, Pontardawe. Children's choir: Cwmllynfell Juveniles (conductor, Mr. W. M. Jones). A DECORATION. -I During the proceedings Mr. George Onions (ex-Driver R.E.), was de.?.r.t?!?d with tie Military Medal, awarded him for conspicuous bravery on the battlefield in France. Captain A. Lindsay made the decoration. The officers of the Eisteddfod Committee were: Chairman, Mr. D.. E. Jones; trea- surer, Mr. Edwin Morgan; secretary, Mr. Tom B. Jones, Boot Stores.
"THE BROKEN ROAD." The publishing house of John Murray has just re-wsued a 2s. edition of A.E.W. Mason's well known and interesting work, The Broken Road." It is odmirafoly bound, and got in bold readable type. The story deals with Indian life, embodying a Bripping love story, and is intensely inter- esting from cover to cover. It is all it claims to be. A great romance of the Indian frontier, filled with the glowing colours of the East." It is just the kind of jiovel to entertain one on a cold dark ovening.
THE 'BONT'S WOES. I -0 its Train-Trials and Afflictions. To the Editor. 1 ,Sir,-Will you allow me to supplement your timely njte in yesterday's "Gossip" re the state of our train service at pre- sent? The vague uncertainty of the arri- val and departure of trains must be a huge inconvenience, with a resultant loss of time and money to business men. Busi- ees men are generally able to manage their own affairs. There is another aspect of the question to me which is more serious than this. Between Swansea and Llandovery (L. and N.W.R.) branch) there is, or was, a very few days ago, not a single fire in a general or other waiting room! In the cold and wet weather we recently ex- perienced this was positively inhuman. Olving to the housing problem, our mines, mills and factories are to-day crowded with workers who must, per- force, use the railway to get to and from their jobs. The shift system enables those men and women to catch convenient trains as advertised," but it seems the railway authorities, out of mere cussed- noss, put every sort of obstacle in the way of their reaching home and comfort with anything like promptitude. A man hurries and skurries to finish a job in order to catch a 5.30 p.m. train (shall we say r) He arrives at the railway station a mass of perspiration. His train ulti- mately leaves at 6.C5! In the meantime, the poor man—in many cases a discharged soldier—lias developed pneumonia or in- fluenza, and such like diseases. This is no fairy tale, but a bare statement of actual fact; which can be fully substan- tiated. And just another case: A woman, frail and delicate, and two little children, one of whom had jw;t got up from a sick bed, arrive from up line at X, They want to go to Y, but in the eyes of the authorities this most important place has no status. Ccnse- quently the train by which our friends arrived at X does not stop at Y, and the mother, full of care and anxiety, hangs about for exactly two hours and 25 inm- utes on a bitterly cold November night for the next train. The only fire she and her mites see is that of the furnaces of X I at a good distance. 1 Similar true cases could, with ease, be multiplied. For an urgent call from the town to the country, or the country to the town, a motor-car lias been requisitioned. And on top of it all some people benignant! r tell us that every tiling possible is being I (i'l-.e in the matter. The a()IH:'t' t lie authoritis appreciate the existence of the reel light the better it will he for the whole com- lit i,n itv.Y ours, etc., 21st November, 1919. Isasc L. Davies. I
ABERQWSL! SALE. I At the Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen, on ¡ Saturday, Danyeoed Fields, accommoda- tion land, 14 acres, near llt-ngii-isa, n the parish of Abergwili, were sold to Mr J)avid Jones, Capel Bach, Aborgwili, for X;90, The freehold field, Caerdderwen," in the parish of Ltanarthney, 5 acres, 2 roods, 38 perches, let at a rental of C5 r-u annum, was sold to the tenant, Mrs. ¡ Vrkins, for k3(li).
I ABERAVON EISTEDDFOD. I Successful Event at Wern Chapel. An eisteudfod was held at Wean Chapeli Aberavon, on Saturday, Mr. Oliver Adams, J.P., presiding. The adjudicators were: Music, Messrs. Ivor Owen, A.R.C.O. (Swansea) and Philip Thomas (Neath); art, Mr. D. W. Lewis (Port Talbot County School); literature; Mr. James Clement (Skewen), who also acted as conductor. The accompanists were Madam Ruth Singleton, Miss Gwyneth Jenkins, and Mr. Edward Iliohards. The awards were as follow:- ale voice choir: Kenfig Hill. Champion solo: Mr. Harry Roberts, Gorseinon, who also won the baritone solo competi- tion. Contralto: M. H. Thomas, Plas- marl. Tenor: Isaac Morris, Bl..engarw. Pianoforte solo (champion): H. J. vohn, Tonmawr. Pianoforte solo (junior): Doris Watkins, Port Talbot. Novice solo: Alice John, Port Talbot. Solo (under 16): Mary Parker, Neath Abbey. Violin solo: N. T. Phillips, Garw Valley. I Octette: Arthur Harris and party, Aber- avon. Champion recitation: Tom John, Neath Abbey. Junior re-citation: Glyn dwr Richards, Port Talbot.
I POLICE FEDERATION. Swansea Delegates at First Conference. Memorable in the history of the con- stabulary of our counttry will remain the first annual conference of the delegates from the various police forces, which took place in the Central Buildings, Westminster. These conferences will he held annucully as perscribed in The Police Act, 1919, in accordance with which the organisation known as the Police Federation has been established. The federation has for its objects the consideration of all matters of general interest to members serving in various police forces. The delegates handed to the Home Secretary wreaths from the Inspectors Sergeants and Constables respectively, which were placed on the Conotaph in Whitehall and the occasion attached large crowds of spectators in addition to the 2,000 or more police officers present. We understand the delegates who at-' tended the conference to represent the Swansea, Police, were Inspector E. T. Williams. Sergeant Mullins and P.C. Keep. Inspector Williams is the chairman of the Inspectors' Branch Board whilst P.C. Keep is secretary of the Constables' Branch Booro. and also secretary of the combined Boards of Inspectors, Ser-1 g,j an t s, a,nd Constables. Sergeant Mullins being chairman of the Swansea Police Recreation Club.
Gordon Villa 2, Garden Village 1. Oystermonth A. nil, Cwmtwrch nil. The Swansea bench on Monday made a (Reparation order of 30s. pfr week when Mary Amn Stagg summoned her husband Thomas John Stagg 62) labourer, for desertion in Nov. let.
ECHOES OF THE MEETING'. ECHOES OF THE MEETIG A few after-ttioughts on the great Albert Hall meeting. I
"EPHRAIM HARRIS." (Photo by Chapman.) Mr. Dan Matthews' Pontardulais Dramatic Party, which won. 1st prize at the Dramatic Week aot Swansea recently in Ephra.im IIrris." The company played before a crowded house on Thursday night at the Picturedrome, Pontardulais, for the benefit of the Mechanics' Institute.
DOMESTIC SCIENCE.. I .——— Teachers' Association Meet at Swansea. The annual meeting of the I)eme-f-ic, I Science Teachers' Association (South Walcr, and Monmouthshire) was held on Saturday afternoon in Cwmbwrla Council School, Miss Bunker, Cardiff, presiding. She said this was the first annual meet- ing at which their President, Miss Esther Davies, had not been present, and it was agreed to send to her a telegram with greetings and regrets at her absence. A report was presented of a meeting in Cardiff which derided in favour of a federation of aH teachers' associations. Miss Harris rud ">«; .nl:er were ap- Al,-s, ?iarris al?- I-)o intk?d deir?.?, November 29- on t'?ic v.ecretary for Pembroke, r 1: rforthe Rhondda, and it next meeting should be.- in February. Miss Marsden, who wks to have ad- dressed the meeting, bein:? down with in- fluenza, Miss J. Davies (Exeter) gave a resume of the objects and the work done by the association. I H THE FOOD STANDARD. Mr. 11. K. YVAK,ftei(t u-swansea) reinariteu that the opportunities of domestic service teachers were great,—tremendous, in his opinion, for spreading the gospel of health. Forty-four years of nature study had taught him what an extraordinary number of things arise out of dirt. He suggested that a good subject for the Leeds conference would be the necessity for a food standard. Food standards had deteriorated, and if we were not careful, we were not going to get back to the standard of purity we had before the war. I re. H. J. Williams favoured the pro- posal to establish in Swansea a Training Centre for Women. They had one in MOT- riston. She hoped Swansea was going to be a pioneer in this. Mrs. Dr. Hubert Thomas gave Ml ac- count of the American Red Cross work at the Pentre centre, and she was followed by Mr Skirrow, Schools Inspector.
THE CORN ITSELF IS NOT PAINFUL. It is the pressure of the corn on the sensitive nerves underneath that causes the pain. Once the corn is removed the pressure is removed, and immediate re- lief is obtained. Get yours removed pain- I lessly at Rich, The Chemist, Ltd., 30, High-street, Swansea. CJxarges are from 3s. 6d. each foot.
BAND OF HOPE UNION. BAND OF PE UNION. I District Competitions Open I at Landore. The first of a series of district competi- tions, arranged by the Swansea and Dis- trict Band of Rope Union, was held at Brvnhyfryd Baptist Chapel on Saturday, when the children of the Landore Bands of Hope competed before a large audience. Mr. li. Daniels of Siloam, was the chair- man, supported by the chairman of the Band of Hopo Union (Mr. T. J. Wil- liams), and the musical director (Mr. Dd. Hopkins), and others. The secretary of the district, Mr. Tom Williams was, un- fortunately, unable, owing to ill-health, to attend, but he provided two capable substitutes. THE AWARDS. The prize winners were;— I Soloe.—Girls under 10: Bet Richards. Girls, 10 to 13: 1, Violet Harris; 2, Oiwen I Rees. Girls, 13 to 16: 1, Gladys May Jones; 2, Hannah Williams. Boys under 10: 1, Yoreth Thomas; 2, Denzil Hay- I wood. Boys, 10 to 13: 1, John Beynon; 2, D. E. Jones and Robert Williams. Boys" 13 to 16: John Sullivan. Recitations.-Boy,s under 10: lorwerrh Watkins. Boys, 10 to 13: 1, Haydn Dan- iels; 2, Fred Heddon. Boys, 13 to 16: 1, Hugh Lake; 2, Roland Davies. Girls, under 10: 1, Eva Smith; 2. Bet Richards. Girls, 10 to 13: 1, Edith May Johns; 2, Eurwen Mort. Girls, 13 to 16: 1, Mary Ann Davies; 2, Hannah Williams. Duett, children under 16: 1, Edith Pratten and Robert Williams; 2, divided between Enid and Eileen Haywood, and Hannah Williams and Stanley Fewings. Gloe party: Old Siloh Band of Hope Party (conducted by Miss E. Reese). Piano solo.—Children under 10: 1, Ivor Lloyd (Hermon); 2, divided between Gweneth Roberts (Salim), and Nan Jones (Salim). 10 to 13 years: 1, Sidney Miles (Old Siloh). 13 to 16 years: 1, Sal Johns (New Siloh). The adjudicators were Miss Jessie Allen (instrumental), Mr. Morgan Wil- liams (vocal) Mr. W. H. Lewis, B.A. (elocution). The accompanists were Miss Ceinwen Cox and Miss Nan Davies. During the next week or so similar con- tests will be held in the north, west, cen- trtkl^nd east district, and final contests at the Ceafcr*! ikau oa Saturday, Sec. 4, 1919. 1
SWANSEA PROTEST. The Unemployment Dole. Mr. David Richards, 11, Pegler-street, Bryriliyfryd, writes qemdemning the a'boJi- tion of civilian unemployed benefits. "There are more workers than there is work," be writes. They patriotically filled the places of sailors end soldicra during the war, and they had to give up when they returned. FACED WITH STARVATION. Now they and their little ones are faced with starvatÙm-and Christmas near at lia-id. let the nation feed those who fed -her. If yen maintain that the Labour Ex- change is 4t drain on the nation's coffers, the remedy is old age pensions at 60."
TWO YEARS' BACKACHE. I COMPLETELY CURED BY BAKER'S I BACKACHE PELLETS. -Ur. W. H. Harris of Upper Gonial, near Dudley, Staffs, writes: Having suf- fered agony with backache for a couple of years, 1 tried doctors' medicines, phgtel, and niany widely advertised ruuaÓes, but nothing seemed to do me a.ny good, and I began to get quite -Tanned about, my condition. At last I decided to tiy Baker's Backache Pellets, nd, to my ir J and surprise, after taking two boxes I was completely cuted. Working down the mine daily, I used to suffer terrible pains in the back after I had been stoop- ing for a while, but thanks <') Baker's Backache Pellets I feel a new ma." Baker's Backache Pellets are a p* s»t ,ve cure for Backache, Rheumatism, Lum- bago, Sciatica, Gravel, Dizziness, and all Kidney Troubles. They only cost Is. 3d. per box from Boots, Taylors, and all otieinists, or post free per return direct from Baker's Medicine Co., Ltd., 36, Whitefriars-street, London, E.C.4.
TINPLATE TRADE, I Dynevor Works, Pantyffynon, I Restarted. -I The Dynevor Works, Pantyffynon, which changed hands in June of this year, has been undergoing repairs and renovation throughout, restarted last week after several monthe idleness. The works is medernised to a great extent, and is now one of the most up-to-date in the locality. The manager is Mr. W. E. Phillips, late of HCPulort Works, Morriston.
SERIOUS WARNING. Miners' and Income Tax Ballot on Strike Question Mr. Thos. Richards, M.P., the general secretary of the South Wales Miners, Federation, on S.,iturday issued a mani. festo to South Wales miners on behalf of the Executive Council in respect of this week's ballot of the coalfield on the income tax question. The manifesto states:— By a decision of a conferenoo held at Cardiff on the 18th inst., you axe to bo asked to vote by ballot as to whether you will come out on strike with a view of attempting to force the Government to raise the income tax limit for abatement to £a50 per annum. Your council made every effort possible to get this proposal accepted by the Government when the Finance Bill for this year was under con- sideration, and although unsuccessful, several concessions were made that materiany reduces the amount of income tax payable by married men and secures a £260 limit to those having three child- ren dependent upon them. I AWAIT COMMISSION DECISION. I I ￼ x uruner, a proposal Tor continued re- sistance to the payment of the tax was made by the South Wales representatives at a Miners' Federation of Great Britain conference held on the 22nd of October last. This proposal was not supported by a single representative cf any other dis- trict in the Federation, and was in con- sequence of this withdrawn and the fol- lowing resolution unanimously adopted: That this conference of the M.F.G.B., whilst reiterating its firm conviction as to the justice of this claim for exemption of all incomes up to 2250 per annum from payment of income tax, urges all districts to await the decision of the Commission now sitting to inquire into the incidence of taxation before taking any further action.' I NO ORGANISED RESISTANCE. lou will also have observed that although this tax bears equally upon the workers generally throughout the country no attempt is being made by any of the organised workers to resist payment by means of a strike. This, with a resolu- tion of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain against taking action of this character and the indifference regarding the tax displayed by the whole of the other workers of the country, your coun- cil felt it incumbent upon them to report to conference that, in their opinion, isolated sectional action in the form of a strike by the minors of South Wales against the constitutional act of the Government, which has been accepted by the Miners' Federation of Great Britain and all other organisations of labour, cannot hope to succeed. END IN DISASTER. "We are, therefore, constrained, as responsible leaders of your Federation, to advise that to vote in the ballot in favour of a strike \will be to invite a struggle which will end in disaster to the beet interests of your Federation and con- siderably cripple us in our efforts to secure the nationalisation of the mining industry with democratic contral."
MR. WORRELL, London Sight-Testing Expert, AT THE CENTR,AL HALL, Orchard St., Swansea. Impaired vision may, and fre- quently cfoos, resvtt from causes which no glasses on earth will cure, causes which, in fact, glasses witt ortiy aggravate. The preliminary step. therefore, is jtot to see what eyeglasses are to be worn, but' to ascertain beyond dispute whether £ lasses are necessary at ail." COME TO-DAY. 7 If you intend awaiting yoitrseK of my offer, come and see me to-day. You have much to gain and nothing to lose by consulting met. I will examine and test your eyesight by the latest and most successful methods, and ^ill charge you nothing ..for my servic,. Hours: <0 to 1, 2 to 7. I Closing Visit to Swansea. [ Mrs. CLARA E. SLATER Visits SWANSEA on FRIDAY Next, Nov. 28th, at the CENTRAL HALL, | Orchard Street. Hours 1 to 4. iAlso Visits Newport, Wednesday, Nov. 26th, Park Hall; Cardiff, Thursday, Nov. 27th, Cory Hall; Br'd?nd, Mon- day. Dec. 1st, Thomas' Dining Rooms. ???. RuptiirM Women's In- tternal Weaknesses, Mis- JO placements, etc., cured P '? ￼ ￼ ? ? and relieved without Z ?*' "'? 5 S gJB operation or Internal a ftL. !— ? ?lu.strumente. Special ? ￼ S ?! ? treatment for Floating ￼ ￼ ? Kidney and Varicose Veius. GWYN HALL, NEATH. The Neath Amateur Operatic Society Will Present Gilbert & Sullivan's COMIC OPERA, "THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD," Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday OF THIS WEEK. Doors Open at 7.15. To Commence at 7.45, Prices of Admission (including Tax)— fe. 6d., 2s. 6d. and Is. 3d. YSTRADGYNLAIS MART. At the AUBREY HOTEL YARD. NEXT WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26th. COWS and CALVES, STORE CATTLE. LAMBS, etc., will be Sold according to Regulations. Will Farmers bring their Stock in by 11 a.m. J. E, WILLIAMS, Auctioneer. DANCING. Madam JESSIE DAVIES Will hold a CINDERELLA DANCE At the HOTEL CAMEHON, Ta-nworw Evening, Nov. 25th, Dancing 7—12. An Exhibition on the Latest Tango Waltz will be given. (p.p.)