I CITIZENSHIP. I The appeal addressed to the Times by the Civic Arts A&soci- j at; n in support of its programme for me creation of better citizens by I means of a realisation of individual duties in v the improvement of the j national and communal life has I considerable interest for us in Swansea. The committee of the Association sees the doctrine of th0 obligation of eac h citizen to take his or her share in maintainmg order and promoting the welfare of the I Stafce, "making itgelf felt with more clearness than hitherto" n the recent unrest of all classes. We wonder who, looking on at muni- cipal Swansea, would be sum- I ciently optimistic to say this of it? We wish it could be said with abso lute truth, for nothing is more cer- I I tain than that for the problems ahead of us we need the clear think. ing, and some of the time, of all our best brains in whatever section of the community. Instead of which we have municipal elections I in which the interest is of th I mildest description. Some will blame the business men, and par- I ticularly the Docksmen with then* financial knowledge, for having ne, for li,tv i n,, j taken so small a share in the task. We can guess something of what their reply would be. It is to shirlr tesponsibility, as the Civic Arts I Association points out, t-o say, What have I to do with the ap- pearance of this to\m—presum- ably it is in the hands of experts, who are doing what is wanted'?" How is the attitude to be described if the question, as with us, is not only one of appearance but of high policy and of financial stability? ————— .———— I
TOWN TALK. I Shakespeare refers to Wales about twenty-three times in his plays, but liio was left to Milton to describe her as The old and haughty nation, proud ia arms. -:0:- F ive years lattr I The Patient GoaLe. Five years lat?f Branfield fell on the ball on his line, ami was at once the centre of a bis scramble." -Bristal Evening News on Rovers v« Gillingham match. -:0:- A celebrated Welsh Calvinistic Metho- dist preacher, on being suddenly re- quested to preach paniy in :Englih, gave the text as follows: — And five of them were wise, and five were otherwise." —; o: — What connection is there between Gnoll Castle, Neath, and St. Paul's Cathedra!? This is soon answered: Both were built by Sir Christopher Wi-&i, who was deeply interested in tins industries of the Neath Valley. It ia computed that if all the cigars smoked in Swansea over the holidays wera placed end to end, they would reach from Wind-street Bridge to the fourth turning on. the right after passing the tram ter- minus at Cwmbvvrla. —: 0* The plaint of the hundred or so YOllng couples who mean serious business at Ammartford is that there are no houses to encase their matrimonial bliss. They, meanwhile, have to content themselves with building castles in the air." Most — :<t :— to get I)ac I, ci Mast people ;l:: glad to get baek?t? work again after the holidays," saj™ a contemporary. Perhaps! But, in any case now they are back, it is to be hoped they will put plenty of back" in their work, and so help the old country to its t. feet again! -:0:- If you are not a better girl," said « mother to her youngest, you will never go to lietiven." Well," replied the child, philosophically, "you've taken me to th" ciretio, and pa's going to take me to a p.,intoininic-, I can't expect to go every- where, can I ? Apropos the announcement in a fashion paper that a new scarf has been designed which is provided with pockets, a local married man wants to know where ha can get one. He tays he is willing to pay any price for an article of wear contain- ing a receptacle in which his wife can. carry her own purse. 0: Mother (with indignation): Why did you strike little Jenny, you naughty boj- Boy: What did she want to cheat ma for, then?" Mother: How did she cheat'?" Boy: ^hy, we were playing I n t Adam and Eve she had the appl.) to tempt me with t she never tempted I oie, but went and i, ta it herself." -;0:- A veteran Welshman, waxing remini- scent the other day, remarked that 11 burking-" was a recognised dodge at old- time elections in the Principality. This consisted of paying a voter 5s. or 10s. t IJ deliver a letter at a distant destination. Tho letter contained a request to niaka 010 liearer drunk and keep him drunk iintil the polling was over! o: On rearling that tho Food Controller in. tended reducing the sugar ration for domestic purposes at an early date. a man. on the Mumbles train waxed very indig- nant. and suggested that the Food Con- troller should curtail the supplies to tIla confectionery trade by over half; and se) increase the domestic supply, which would i he more beneficial to the nation as a whole. -;e:- Swansea bakers nobly supported Guard- iana 1fr. and Mrs. Will. Owen in their- annual treat for residents of Tawe Ledga on Christmas and Boxing Day, providing «ifts of tea, calces, etc. By the way, Swansea bakers mean to give, through. Mr. and Mrs. O wen. a treat of their own j to the people of Tawe Lodge, and this will probably occur on Easter Monday or Tuesday. o; — No, there^s no r?t for poor bubhy I these day?/' said a married man in Oxford-street last night. Christmas, with its heavy demands, is only just over, I and already the wife has told me that shu expects me to find the ammunition for a grand offensive at the January sales. In fact. it's a case of my purse of money or my peace of mind." Yes. peace is some- times dearly bought. -:0:- It is related of a clergyman who was naked by the bishop how lie had got th rough a certain service that his reply t was: Well,.bishop, the service was sooth- ing, moving, and satisfactory." How was that?" snid the bishop, puzzled. Well, it was soothing because over halt" the congregation went to sleep. It was moving because half of the other half left before I was through. And it must have been satisfactory inasmuch as I wasn't ?sked to come again. a,qke,l to (-oiiie a,,ain. I A question lll*ieh '.s puzxiing a good I many bwan?ca Ix??)pll is how so many I young feJlows can akays find the time I and money to spend at their pleasure. One man was struck by the conversation of a group of youngsters on Christmas Day at the Vetch Field, from which it was gathered that nearly all of them bad managed to see the midweek Cup mflkh with Gillingham, that they were off t-.» Bristol on Boxing Day. and it-was a lsn their intention to see the Cup-tie re-play at Cardiff on Wednesday. From their ap- pearance the group did not seem to be in ? prosperous conoHinn. yet they made a SG-a-weck mnrr?d man wonder hct is could I)e done these times. "?" '?.r resource in -im: of necessity take this as an example. On Boxing night, 1 when the lights of some of the cinemas in Swansea went out as a result of a fuse in the main, the Y.M.C.A. Cinema wag full, j when .suddenly inky darkness overtook all. split Mr. Twm Jones, the manager, at onca got on the platform and explained th* cause, so that the majority of people kept their seats. The pianist played a few popular songs, in which the audience joind. and then Twm" obliged with a few songs from his repertory, keeping those present in a roar. Quite a pleasant little hour spent until the lights came on again, which shows the advantage of a versatile manager. A Harrow gentleman who the other day found himself in the sweet solitudes of the of Towy tells a very interesting story relating to Llanfair-ar-v-bryn Church, Llandovery. As every Welshman knows, or ought to know, the churchyard of Llan- fair is the resting-place of Williams | Pantyeelyn, and is visited annually by hundieds of Welshmen from all parts of the globe. Inside the church they will | in alf you oce of the most historic shrines show ;n aIi Walcs-the font at which bot? j Vicar Prichard and the great hymnist were baptised. The church is at present I undergoing extensive restoration. In the course of the operations several windows and secret doors w;n?h had been clo?e(i by earlier restorers were discovered, one of them looking down on the Towy, ana indicating plainly by its sty!e of con- struction that tie church was at one period fortified. These cuaixit old win- dows, which in thejr day must. have ad- mitted a very "dim .religious light" in- deed, have now been restored, and add enormously to the interest of a church which. bv reason of it" association with < two of the greatest Wc'shmen .who ever ￼ lived, must always have a war Corner t ?in every Cymro'g heart. ￼
AMUSEMENTS. 6.30. TO-NIGHT. 3.30. Phone; Central 8.\ » JACK GOODSON present the HLGAR HUDSON Quintette The Most Artistic Vocal and Musical ? Entertainment. Voice, Violin, 'Cello, Piano and Mute-Piccolo. LATEST NEWS PICTURES. I .sPITARI, the R.A.F. Ventriloquist. | -IARRY BARCLAY, the Popular Light X- Comedian. MAGG I E BENSON, "She of the Top Note." The Original Maid at the Piano. MURPHY & MACK present "The 1 » Major's Reflection." HAS. COHAN, Britain's Premier Hebrew Entertainer. 'i,ES TROMBETTA, Comedy Halo-frenc'h Duo, in their Latest Successes. NEXT WEEK- FRED KARNO'S Now Production, "MONEY TO BURN." I L yu M Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday The Great Six Part Phillips Photoplay, | THE STILL ALARM, In Amazing Screen Version of the Most successful' Melodrama in Theatrical His- tory, featuring Thomas Santsehi. [• ELMO THE MIGHTY. Episode 6. "Mvstervoi the Mad Mountain." SHE O"IDN;T bO IT (Triangle Keystone) Topical Budget & usual Full Programme. ROYAL Theatre. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. P A N T H E A, An adaptation of the Gripping Play by Monkton Hoile. featuring Norma Talmadge. "ackie Saunders in SABS THE FIXEA. Episode 7— THE LIGHTNING RAIDER. tHE BETRAYAL OF MAGGIE, Two R?l Comedy. f?A'?T?i? ???? Ctt?E?A. =A ( ??L 0 D A Y 10,3a. JOrothy PhiJIips in HELL MORGAN'S GIRL, a Stury with Plenty of Thrills, unique Situations, and Interesting Siue- t ights on the Denizens of the Underworld. Jonstance Talmadgt and bill Persons in r BEACHED AND BLEACHED." TWO-BIT SEATS, a Five Act Comedy 5 Drama, featurillgl aylar Holmes. Aiso Interest and topical Films. lull Orchestra Afternoon and Evening. CARLTON. :.SG. TO DAY. 10.50. Henry B. Walthall in FALSE FACES, j: A Tboluas lnee Special. NEVER TOO OLD, a Mack Sennit Comedy. I Bessie Bariscale in TWO GUN BETTY. Joming Shortly.—DAD DY LONGLEGS. .•fietUR £ HOUSE I 2.2.H. T 0 DAY. 10.30. I ? Miss PAULINE FREDERICK I is at her best here in A I D IN FULL. Miss JACKIE SAUNDERS 0' in a Strong Moral Play, H E CHECKMATE. Y.M.C.A. Pub ic Cinema VEntrance—Page Street). f THE HOME OF COMFORT. I Monday, l uesday, and Wednesday. ^jHEPHERD OF THE SOUTH&RN CROSS • Four Reels ot Splendid Drama. v >riNY TIM AND HIS ELEPHANT, Qne Scream from Start to finish. Also Interest and Topical Films. ?_.?=?==? ￼ ? ?U??C NOTICES, r i in ft • I, t the Widows* and Orphans' and II ™^philrensr Summer Home Fund. Rhyddings C.M. Churck ￼ SWANSEA. .WANSEA. ('t. SUNDAY EVENING CHILDREt4lg ,c.. )ERVICES. f A CANTATA Entitled— I II Happy New Year Under the auspices of above), will be rendered by the CHOIR ,IE Ywy YEAR'S NIGHT, JANUARY 1st, 1920. At 7 p.m. I Use a Miscellaneous Programme By Local Artistes* Mrs. LESLIE DAVIES, I Miss BRENDA JEFFORD, Mr. J. G. MORGAN. i 4ILVtik COLLECTION IN AID OF ABOVE FUND. tO M E I N C ROW D S t r r [ *MUSE!Vi £ NT3. GRAND Theatre SWANSEA. MONDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 1919, and during the week at 7.30, MATINEE on SATURDAY at 2.30, CHRISTMAS ATTRACTION! First Visit of J. A E. MALONE'S CO. j ip a. New MusicgJ Comedy, Mj?? ?H Bf?? isr ￼ ￼ s OH, JOY! From the Apollo Theatre. NEXT WEEK- Monday, Jan. 5th, 1920, for Six Nights and Matinee, Return Visit of Walter Howard's Greatest Drama, SEVEN DAYS' LEAVE. GRAND Theatre SWANSEA. NEXT WEEK. WALTER HOWARD Presents his New Play, SEVEN DAYS' SE v aLl N BA b9 LEAVE, Fron-i the Lyceum Theatre, London. The Longest Run of any Drama ever I produced in the World. Cast includes I H Vt N R-Y LONSDALE I and I MILLiCENT HALLATT. Box Office (Mr. W. J. Casey) Open at the Theatre Daily from 10 till 5. j ————————————————————————— ALBERT HALL, SWANSEA. Monday, January 5th, 1920. Ttie Piasmarl Dramatic Society (Conductor—Mr. J. P. WALTERS), Will Produce the New Drama, "Y PRAWF" (" PROOF ") (J. P. Walters and R. Howells), -in Thfed Acta: In Aid of the Widows' and Orphans' (and Children's Summer Home) Fund. Doors Open at: 7. To commence at 7.30. Frent Seats, 2s.; Second Seats, is. PUBLIC NOTICES. GH ELU VELDT. OCTOBER 31st, 1914. 2ird Battalion The Welch Regiment It is proposed to Erect & Memorial to the Officers, W.O.'s, N.C.O.'s and Men of the 2nd Battalion The Welch Regi- ment who fell during the Ureat War. It has been decided that the most suit- able site for the Erection of Mich a Memorial is at GllELL VELDT, m BKLUlUM, where, on the 31st October, 1914, the Battalion bore the brunt of the great German attack on Y PRES, nd was practically annihilated. The casualties in this battle amounted to some seven- teen officers aDd nearly 600 other ranks killed and wounded. It is hoped to raise a sum of at least £ 54)0, towards which figure subscriptions within the Battalion from Officers, W.O.'s, N.C.O.'s and Men now serving amount to olver £150. It is felt that many of those who have been in any way connected with the Battalion will wi-b to subscribe. Subscriptions should be Sent to i THE HON. SECRETARY, MEMORIAL FUND, 2nd BATT. THE WELCH REGIMENT, PEMBROKE DOCK. A MEMORIAL WINDOW I To the Late LORD GLANTAWE, Will be Unveiled and Dedicated at ALI. SAINTS PARISH CHURCH. OYSTERMOUTH, by the LORD BISHOP OF ST. DAVIDS On FRIDAY NEXT, Jan. 2, at 3 p.m. (p-p.) Loughor Sailors' & Soldiers' Fund. CLOSING OF FUND. The Committee of the above Fund re- quest all Totally Disabled, Discharged, and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers who have not already received i a Dis- ablement Grant from the above Fund, to forward their Names and Addresses to the Secretary not later than Monday j morning, Jan. 5th, 1919. 1 EWART REES, Secretary. Boltrave-road, Loughor. j I DANCSNG. Miss TREHARNE will RESUME her CLASSES on JANUARY 6th. For Terms and particulars apply 1, Buckingham-terrace, King Edward-road, j Upptr KYIlay Cangre. Church, j NEW YEAR'S EVEr at 7.30. PIANOFORTE RECITAL I By CLAUDIA LLOYD of the Royal Academy of Music, London, National Eisteddfod Winner), assisted hy Mr. W. T. RHYS (Swansea, National Eisteddfod Winner), and Miss BESSIE SAMUEL (Swansea). Chairman- Edward Evans, Esq., J.P., Killan. > Process in Aid of Church Funds. ,4¿.. A twinge?—ouch!— touch of the old trouble ? Get the Kruschen habit and good bye, gout! Half a teaspoonful in hot water before breakfast — every forcing! Of all Chemists 1/6 per bottle. All British •*acf A4-62= jrvni uwivgnSAt C*B\ Now carrying FULL SUPPLIES of GENUINE FORD SPARE PARTS. JI Call, Phone or Write ￼ HurcmNs I & CO'!LlMITED'1 I 57.?H? STMET I SWANSEA I iUTnoiiiasn J DEALERS ANID I MOTS STOCKISTS FOR mm HAULAGE, motop REPAYS, otor OVERHAULS, TRY S. GERRAN, Gwydr Garage, Uplands, AND 41, St. Helen's Road. Tel-Office and Garage—Docks 206. FOR SALE, A LARGE QUANTITY OF BRAND NEW GALVANISED SHEETS, i PAINTED READY FOR USE, WITH NAILS AND WASHERS. Miss GWEN JAMES, L.R.A.M. (ELOC. TEACHER), ELOCUTION AND SPEECH PRODUCTION, Begs to announce that she is NOW OPEN TO RECEIVE PUPILS in the &bove Arts, at SWANSEA on THURSDAY of Every Week. Apply 2, HARTHAM-ROAD, nÓLLO- WAY. N.7. THE "HERALD OF WALES" IS THE PAPER FOR ABSENl FRIENDS. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY. SALES BY AUCTION. Re Mrs. NICHOLLS (Deceased). 33, ST. GEORGES TERRACE, SW ANSEA. Important Sale of an Attractive Lease- hold Dwelling-house, WITH VACAJST POSSESSION. MESSRS. tJames and James, F.A.I. Are favoured with instructions from the Executors under the Will of the late Mrs. 'Nicholls, deceased, to SELL by PTJBLIC AUCTION, on tho Promises as above, on WEDNESDAY, JAKUAKI 7th, 1920, the Desirable LEASEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSE, GARDEN AND PREMISES, No. 33, St. George's Terrace WITH VACANT PO^ESSION ON COMPLETION OF PURCHASE. Held under a Lease for the term of 99 years from the 2ith JUIH) ,1875, at an apportioned Ground Rent of L5 10s. per annum. Also the whole of the Household Furniture, the principal items being; A Magnificent Walnut iiedroom Suite with Scotch Sulo Mirrors, Large Rosewood Loo Table, Mahogany lied Table, 3 Massive Black and jjrass Bedsteads, Horse Hair Mat- tresses, leati-ier beets and bedding, Otto- man Gooiches, Box Ottomans, Dwarf and other Chests of Drawers, 3 Fine Gilt- Framed Pier Glasses, Iron Fenders and Irons, Medicine Chests, several Bevelled Plated Mirrors, Linoleums and Carpets, Stair Carpets, Flat Stair Rods and Eyes, a Beautiful Antique Grandfather Clock in old OaJt Case, Hall Stand and Chaira, several Carved Manogany Couches aim j rm and Small Chairs, Cow and Skin Mats, Antique Weather Glass, rpurk-ey Rug, Mahogany Telescope Dining Table, j Mahogany Dining-room Suite, Massive Walant Sideboard with Bvelled Plates, PaJru Stands, Curtains, Mahogany Side- board, Carved and Walnut Drawing- room Suite, several Whatnots, Orna- ments, Inlaid Writing Table, a large number of Pictures including Coloured Prints, Oak Kitohen Chairs, Mantel Glofks, Kitchen Table, Couch, etc.; Banging (,lock, Matigio-, Mahogany Old-! ffshiohed Dining Table, Chipppcndale Mahogany Writing Table; a Very Hand- some Chippendale Uwar1 Drawers, Cut- tains. Poles, Rugs etc.; Kitchen and Cooking Utensils and other Articles too numerous to particularise. Goods on View Morning of Sale. Sale of the Furniture to commence promptly at 11 a.m. The Etouse wiji be put up promptly at 1.15 p.m., and the Furniture Sale will be stopped for the purpose. Further particulars with reference to it and Conditions' of Sale may be had from the Auctioneer, 7, Goat-street, Swansea; or from Messrs. f. W. James and Co., Solicitors, 24, Goat-etreet, Swansea.
Sun Rises 8.23, Sun Sets 4,11. Lighting-up Time, &41. High Water, 11.1 a.m., 11.32 p.m. King's Dock 34ft llin. a.m., 55ft. 9in. pm. To-morrow, 11.58 a.m.
1- I HOUSING AND COURAGE ] We hope the, conferences which are taking place this week on the I Swansea housing deadlock will have some much more definite result than the Council's special [ meeting last week. For this lsv surely the la.st of all work that, in a far-seeing community, should be I allowed to stop, during the argu- ment of the merits of what is con- tended by so-me authorities, and denied by others, to be an infringe- r ment of a sub-letting arrangement between employers and operatives. \o ought to have progressed ere now beyond conditions in which j great national industry or service can cease over some such issue as this. And if we have bemoaned f that they still continue to do so we ¡ ought to bemoan at least equally I that such an occurrence is possible 'locally in connection with a, need that is so intimate vital and heart- felt. The situation is one that calls for courage or, like some industrial dis- putes, it may become more difficult j and complicated and, after many weeks, have in it little, if any, more I hope of solution. Such courage, it seems to us, must not forget that in other places,, to meet the need, what was 'proposed here is being I done; and must recognise that the I adoption of direct administration is not a simple, prompt stop but a big li one which, without proper safe- guards, will mean much financial responsibility to the Corporation and yet cannot wholly meet the need. Courage, emanating from I whatever interest involved, 4v h will send house building fc,??ild I merrily on sound lines will be, we are sure, welcomed by the com- j' munity. If that courage comes from the operatives it will be all 1 the more welcome. No sane per- son wishes their interests to suffer: i and we have never heard it sug gested that, the national pro- gramme being what it is, those in- I terests would have suffered by the use of the proposed Swansea-made joinery.
THE LABOUR YEAR. A return of unemployment to about the pre-war figure, rises in" wages, increased losses of time and large aggregate reduction in work ing hours are shown in the reviews of t, the, Labour Year ino-w being published. Out of all the discon- tent, the general view seems to be that we have on the whole passed I through 1919 industrially as well as I the other countries in the war with ?iis, if not a little better than they. j We have yet to find, or use fully, a satisfactory way of settling dis- putes, and the loss of working days j by strikes, which in the national emergency dropped to a s;i-nill figure, reach nearly 40,000,000. 1 Perhaps a contemplation of what j this means in loss of prod uction II and wages will redouble efforts to I find some way out. Unemploy ment (491,54.61 at November 80th) is I rather depressing, even allowing. for our marvellous reinstatements j into civil life during the year, and I especially as the figure has in. crease.d in each of the last four; months, but "we may reasonably; j hope that the country has gone; through the worst." For 5,343,000 I people in various key industries I the amount of net increase in wages per week is placed at £ 1,908,900.1 ünd for 5,977,000 in similal' trads !i tpe aggregate reduction in working] hours is placed at 10,711,000. 1
SWANSEA GIRLS, I Their Achievements AND A MORAL. I I By A Correspondent. I Now that Swansea is to rank as a I University town, it is well for us to re- view our record, and liCc what kind of foundation has been laid on which to erect the s'ately edifice that will confer honour and dignity on the whole neigh- bourhood. Swansea, already famous as the third largest area in England and Wales, is to I add to her laurels by providing University culture for her girls and boys. How I have thesp young people been prepared I for their high destiny ? To deal for the present < with girls alone, how do our Swansea girls—the product of our primary schools, compare with the girls of Car- diff, Newport, Khondda, Pontypridd, Mountain Ash, Meitoyr and Abertillery, as far as can be measured by academic tesffcs? It is worth while to ascertain this Granted that examinations cannot measure everything, yet it is by this meaiu that admission to the University ie won. Do Swansea people know that in the last ten or eleven yr,iri more than a I hundred of the ex-Primary school girls have won the blue tibmd of pre-TJniver- sity distinction, namely a' pass in tha Matriculation examination of London University? Do they know that last ye?r, for example, 19 Swansea girls (formerly I pupils at Swansea Elementary School-) I passed this advanced examination, while the biggest number in any other Welsh town was five? Many "f these girls have proceeded to obtain a University degree; indeed such girls may be reckoned in dozens; others are now at various Univer- sities studying for the degree. The Uni- versities of Oxford, Edinburgh. London, i d Ec l in b iir, I l. 1.?ozi(i on, Leeds and Wales have conferred distinc- I tion on Swansea girls; we may even re- verse the statement, and maintain that our girl have conferred distinction on the Universities in which they studied. Thi-3 is undoubtedly tfo in some cases. We recall a girl who went from our town to a Yorkshire Univerr-ity; she wrcte such a brilliant thesis for her M.A. degree that the Professor begged her to allow it to be published, saying that he had never seen such a fine piece of work from any student—man or woman—dur- ing all his connection with the University. Ten years after leaving school at Swan- sea, this girl—she is still in her twenties —bVcame Vice-Principal of a Training Colilege, at the epecial request of the Principal under whom ?he had served fl6 lecturer. Two other girls, also from [Swansea Elementary Schools, achieved a record for the whole country, in passing the fijinl B A. examination of London Uni- versity while still in their first year at College. and only 19 years of age! The nsual thing being to take this examina- tion in the third year at College. One of these is now lecturer in Latin at a Lon- don College: London has come to Swansea for its Lecturer in Latin. They do not all, however, adopt teaching ao a pro- fession. Wisely, one old Swansea girl, after a brilliant career at Oxford, whither she had been helped to go by a Scholar- ship, adopted Botanical Kesoarch as her profession, and is now an official at Kew Hardens, in the employ of the Board of Agriculture. It is no mean achievement to win an entrance Scholarship to Ox- ford, and more than one of our ex-Ele- mentary schoolgirls ha'3 done this. An- other girl is in the middle of her medical training at London University, having done the first part of her course here at Swansea. Still another elected to pursne a University course in Domestic Science, II and now holds an honoured position in a big northern town. The rest are scat- tered; some in Swansea, some in England and Scotland, all doin? good work, and all reflecting credit on the town that gyve them their chance. I And not only on the town, either. Is not some credit due to the devoted and successful lalrours of thoir old teachers— the women, heads and assistants—who trained them to such good purpose in the Elementary Schools? Would you not expect to find thc ;o women honoured above all other women in Wales engaged I in the same calling .You would? Well, they art not. At least, if honour is to be measured by remuneration, they are not. The labourer is worthy of her hire. Yet, in- this town, during all last year, the head mistresses of the biggest Swan- I sea schools received than the head mistress of a school of any uize 111 Pontypridd! At this present moment I Swansea head mist reuses receive 41:10 a year less than mistresses of similar schools in llhondda! For years they received less ¡ than Cardiff head mistresses. The same occurs with assi-st-ant mistresses. At Rhondda/, Newport, Mountain Ash, Ponty- J pridd, Abertillery, and Barry, assistant mistresses receive « £ 60 a year more than Swansea assistant mistresses. In Ponty- pridd now there is a lady who was in College with one of our Swansea assis- tants she is receiving U as much—nearly twice as much—<5(3 the Swansea girl, fart-ly because promotion is quicker at Pontypridd, and she is a head; partly because salaries, grade for gride. are higher. Why are these things so? Are Swan- sea fromen worth 1e8. than their col- leagues ia the'e other towns? By no means; the above record uYes that. • Perhaps then, it costs 1- to live in Swan bQ than in the Valley towns and Newport? Does it? p
LONDO¥ TRAINS. I Important Changes in the I Fishguard Ssrvscs. j The following passenger train altera- tions will come into operation on the Great Western Railway:— A new Irish mail express, in connection with the rishguard to Rosslare steamer, will leave Paddington at 8.0 p.m. and Swansea (High-street) at 11.15 p.m. tor I Fishguard Harbour oh week days, com- mencing on Thursday, January 1st. The I service olf the 8.0 p.m. from Paddington will be due at Swansea (High-street) at 12.10 a.m. A new Irish mail express, connecting with the JRoi?lare to Fishguard steamer, will leave Fishguard Harbour at 4.55 a.m. | •nd SwnBsea (IIish-street) at 6.20 a.m. t for Paddington on week days, and Sun- days (Mondays excepted), commencing on I Friday, January 2nd. I The 6.0 a.m. train from Fishguard Har- hour to Paddington (Mondays excepted) j will, after Thursday, Janur.-y 1. run on TuGsdayp a,nd Saturdays mly, leavi ?g Swansea (High-street) a.m. t The 6.30 agjj. train r;JU1 Swansea to Gloucester will, comuissieing on Thurs- day, January 1st, leave Swansea (H-igh- street) at. G.45 a.m. Commencing on Shndav, January 4th, the 6.15 a.m. pa-scnger train from Fih-I guard Harbour (7.55 from Swansea iiigh- gtreet) will he discontinued, and a passen- ger train will leave Fish?uard Harbour at 7.0 a.m. and Swansea (Hiah-stract) at 8.50 a.m. for Cardiff.