Roval Cinema. I The patrons of the Royal on the first three nights of the coming week will be shown The Mystery Girl, a magnificent five reel production, fea- turing the fascinating star, Ethel Clayton a further episode of Trans- Atlantic's exciting serial, Elmo the Mighty and number two of the mas- terpiece serial, The Four Shadows, featuring the world renowned Fan- tomas and also a sc reaming Winkle comedy. On Thursday, Friday, and Satur- day evenings the Triangle Film Co. presents the famous stars, Gloria S^anson and J. Barney Sherry, in The Secret Code, a thrilling story of intrigue and mystpry. A further epi- •< de of Piithf's Ferial of adventure, The Lightning- Raider, featuring- ihe OneeB cl the screen, Mvsg Poarl y He. will also be presented.
THE INCREASING DEMAND FOB .1 SILK. I DANGERS OF FAILING TRADE. I By A. T. E. Binstrad. I Silk was used for garments in China nearly 5,000 years ago, but only by tha high priests and rulers; to-day, judging from the fact that from 315,000,000 to £ 20,000,000 worth is used in this eouatry annually, it may almost be considered a necessity to comfort. Owing to its many ramifications a reliable eetimate of the number of workpeople engaged ia the industry is well-nigh impossible, but whole towns and innumerable Yiliages are entirely dependent upon it. And ttill the silk production of the United King- dom is not sufficient to aetisfy the need of the domestic and our colonial markets. Allowing for all the txoeptiona-I cir- ounistances of the time—for the aa- eettlement created by the war; for the return of men to the mill* etill under the -effects of istraiii--it ie ele.ar that large number of mills are not doing their beat. The processes involved in the ua-aiiii- facture of silk are numerous end highly specialised, comprising reeling, oeakiiar, -doubling, twisting, and degwramiag. All these processes bring iRto use mackiaery and raw materials, in the produetioa. of which many thousand, of other work- people get their livelihood. If silk pro- duction is allowed to droop, these ether people are in danger of unemployment. WHERE SILK IS trs-ro. I The present-day uses of silk also are innumerable. As well as being used in the making up of hundreds of different articles of wearing apparel*; silk is used in the making of fishing likes, eye-glass cords, ties, bootlaoes, sailors' cap badges and bands, buttons, etc., to mention only a. few. In spite of tiai-a huge range of -commodities affected by the production of silk, there still remains much room for the extension of the list, provided more silk is made in this countny. Silk possesses many of the warmth giving and wearing qualifies of wool, so that it can reasonably be assumed 'tliat the limit of its uses lias not yet nearly been reached. The whole world is badly in* need ef British silk goods which are admittedly the best that can be obtained. Naturally, then, the questioa arises, How can this demand he properly ^satisfied ?" The a-nswer is comprised in two words, viz., Greater Production." There is not enough silk being made, in spite of higher wages and better condi- tions in the mills, and this defect must be remedied, if Britain is to capture that world-wide trade which everyone desires, tiiIld which is very necessary for the re- habilitation of the country. The remedy lies with the workers in the industry. As a class they rank high in craftsman- I ship and can be fully expected to con- I eider the welfare of the nation as well -as their own interests. HIGH PRICES AND THE REMEDY, j Students of economics agree fhat idle- ness is one of the most prolific causes of steadily rising costs. Whether this idle- ness is the result of strikes, the short- ened working day, or tihe shortened week is not material, because the result is the siHuc whatever the cause—decreased pro- duction. Decreased production is bound to result in higher selling prices, just as surely as demands for a higher wage for the same amount of work inevitably re- sult in a higher cost to the public. Many of the silk mills are working •with materially reduced t eperating foreee owing to the inability to secure sufficient labour. The throwing miks continue be- liind with their deliveries, and ia the weave sheds goods are being taken from the looms at a rate which would result in an accumulation of stocks under normal conditions, but which now are not in sufficient quantity to satisfy all customers alike. It is the same with the dyers, finishers and printers. Consequently there is a piling lip of work that literally overwhelms and confuses the trade, and oreates problems that even the best or- ganisation cannot cope with. NOT A LUXVRY ONLY. I Silk making has, in the past, been looked upon as a luxury /ndwstry. This is only part of the truth. Owing to the shortage of o-ther. fabrics silk is iia greater demand than ever for clothing purposes, among rich and poor alike. The more silk we preduce, the lower will be its cost to the consumer, the cheaper will be the oost to the foreign buyen, and thus stall we be better able to com pete in the world's market. Similarly, the mose silk we produce, I the lower will be the cost of oilier com- modities. The shifvs that carry British 'silk goods to our colonies will return 'laden with foodstuffs. Were it not so the cost of the two journeys of these ships would fall wholly upon the cost of the food brought to us. Thus it can be truly said that more silk means more jind cheaper food for the people of the •oountrv. I Coal has a lread y been cheapened to the 'consumer, and thiy was only rendered •possible by greater production. Cheaper means cheaper production costs, and Ibis allied with a closer application to 'work by all concerned in the silk in- 1\ dustry will of a surety bring down the cost of living to a more reasonable level.
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Treh«rbert. I BENEFIT FOR A LOCAL BAS1). A successful concert was held at Bethany, Treherbert, on Monday evening week, Mr John Rees presid- ing. Among tJi. artistes were Madam Cassie Hapcombe, Penygraig, sop- rano Mr Teffi Bonner, Treherbert, tenor; and Madame W. Phillips, Ystrad, contralto. Mr. Lemue] Kinsev, A.R.C.M., was the accom- panist. The proceeds are to be de- voted towards the funds of the Tre- herbert Silver Band. The members of this band have rendered invalua ble services to charitable causes in the district from time to time and they deserved every support. The art- istes acquitted themselves remarkably well and were encored. THE LATE MR. S. CLARK, TRE- HERBERT. Tlio funeral of Mr Samuel Clark, husband of Mrs Mary Ann Clark, of 70 Dumfries St., Treherbert, took place at the Treorohy Cemetery on Thursday. A short but impressive service was held at the house con- ducted by the Rev. J. D. Evans, vicar of Treherbert, after which the cortege which was a representative one, wended its way to the burial grounds where a further service was held, and an eulogium paid to the departed. The mourners were: Mrs. M. A. Clark, widow; Mr and Mrs Thomas Clark, Gorseinon, son and daughter- in-law Mr Samuel Clark, Gelli, son Mr and Mrs Rd. Bowen, Ty- newydd, son-in-law and daughter Mr and Mrs John Morris, son-in-law and daughter; Misses Leni and Elsie Clark, daughters; Mr and Mrs John Gunn, Bute St., son-in-law and daughter; Messrs. Cyril Rees, Gors- einon, Ronald and Archie Bowens, grandsons; Mr and Mrs Benjamin Brimmer; Mr-and Mrs James Brim- mer, brotsers-in-law, and sisters-in- law; Messrs: Robert Brimmer and Albert Butt, nephews; Mr and Mrs Fred Davies, Treorcliy, nephew and niece; Mrs Abegal Clark, Dowhus, niece; Mr and Mrs T. Carpenter, Tylorstown; Mr and Mrs Benjamin Williams, nephew and niece Mr. and Mrs Isaac Purdle: Mr and Mrs: Edward Purdle; Me and Mrs Ernf.;t Purdle; Messrs. Edwin Kendick, Treorcliy; Levi Griffiths, and Chas. Hv. Y owles, Toii and others. On Sunday a memorial service was held at St. Mary's Church, Treher- bert, of which deceased had been a faithful member for over 45 years, during which he had been hi office. The service was conducted by the Vicar (Rev. J. D. Evans). The "Dead March" was played by the organist (Mr Wm. Phelps, Treorcliy) and suitable hymn tunes were sung by the church choir, under the con- ductorship of Mr David Gwilym. ANNUAL MEETING. I Mr Thos. Reynolds, Ynysfaio Col- liery, presided over a large attend- ance at the annual meeting of the Ynysfaio Sick Fund at the Baglan Hotel, Treherbert. on Saturday, the 1:>11 inst. Sympathetic references were made to the loss the Society had sustained during the year by the death of Mr Samuel Clark. 70 Dum- fries si., who had been a trustee since its formation many years ago, and Mr Francis Hicks, Treherbert. A high tribute was paid to the de- ceased gentlemen for the excellent manner they had carried out their duties, and a vote of condolence with the relatives wa, passed by all mem- bers standing in silence. After some keen and interesting voting to fill the vacancies thus caused, Mr Thomas Reynolds (chair- man), and Mr Evan John were ap- pointed. Messrs. John Thomas and D. E. John were e l ected chairman and secretary respectively for the ensuing six month.. PECVYRENGLYN CHARITY I DANCE. The Treherbert Schoolboys Rugby team which has aroused much inter- est in the locality by their excellent display, will benefit substantially as the result of a charity dance at the Penyrenglyn Council Schools on Fri- day, the 12th inst. It proved a de- cided success. There was a large at- tendance and an enjoyable time was spent RHONDDA BOXER HONOURED. Intimation has I)PP n received m Treherbert that Toby Culverhouse, Bute st., the well known Rhoaidda boxer, has been awarded the Military Medal for services rendered in the great war. Mr Culverhouse has made rapid strides in the noble art and 1" one of the finest boxers in the ",T d- leys. He has won manv strenuous contests in various rtarts of the rotiT'trv a iid is exfee 'mcly nopulr r at the roWF,T?T I T? Cvrnri? '<?rs. Trehevbevf W?'?'T t? ??l?nr?m? ip of ?1? 'H? .Tortf' T..P\.V.. ??r??d???? SUfr-os" ?'"?t ?T'<?? W?:?"' f?'?v "'?v a I ir,r»sir»n] "jvroflprnTnW^1 1 ;.h" ) 'W ovltmr-n'i 111 d i j l'i f' Trabovberl j under til*3 Dve^ldettc.v of Mr- ,T. Fran- cis. The party has become very pop- ular in the Rhondda Valleys and other parts of the country, where they have given i]ieir services on many occasions towards charitauie causes. The choristers have been in- strumental in collecting very large sums of money towards charity and they were recently at Bath, where they were highly appreciated for their excellent performances. They have also been successful at various eisteddfodau and competitive con- gests. Included in the choruses given by the Party at Treherbeit last week were "Jolly Roger" and "Away to the forest," which were exceedingly well rendered, and the choristers were well applauded. Solos were given by Messrs. Sam Lazarus, tenor David Griffiths, baritone; J. Jones, Gomer Williams, E. Evans, tenor; and Owen Evans. Miss L. J. Davies, L.L.C.M., and Miss E. Davies, were the accompanists, and their splendid playing added to the success of the event. On the motion of Mr A. Hunt, sec- retary of the Institute, seconded by Mr W. Jones, a vote of thanks was accorded the choristers, artistes, and accompanists. '?
Bridgend Poultrf Show. I Among the prize winners at the above which took place at the Drill Hall, Bridgend, on Wednesday, the 17th inst., the following names from the Rhondda appear: Old English game, hen or pullet, 2, P. Pendry, Ferndale. Any other colour, cock or cockerel, 2, Dan Jones, Peny- graig. Hen or pullet, 2, I). Jones, Penygraig. Ancona, cock or cock- erel, 1, Lewis and Morgan, Ystrad. Bantams: Modern game, cock or cockerel, 2, Pritchard, Treherbert. Wyandotte, hen or pullet. 1, A. T. Toms, Ystrad. Hen or pullet, 1 and 2, D. Morgan, Tylorstown. -??-
Succeinfu1 Pe.-f;:irmar-ces I a.* reorchy. The Abergorehy Workmen's Hall, Treorchy, was crowded on Wednes- day and Friday evenings, tl:f T7th and 19th inst., when two successful performances of the popular cantata. "Zurika the Gipsy Maid," in full character, were given by the Tre- orchy Children's Choir under the conductorship of Mr Evan Morgan, Ynvswen road. The presidents were Mr W. A. Morgan, M.E., Ynysfaio Collieries, Treherbert, and the Rev. George Harris, Provicleiiotk- (E.B.) Church, respeetively. The young performers acquitted themselves re- markably well and were continually applatided. Their various dances, drills, solos, and action songs cm-red much laughter, and each of the char- acters were displayed with accuracy, the performers being remarkably cor- rect in detail. The choristers were assisted by an efficient orchestra under the leader- ship of Mr John A.C.V., Pentre. The various selections given by the band were much appreciated by the large audiences and added much to the success of the perform- ances Mr Alfred Summers, A.L.C.M., pres ided at the pianoforte. The pro- ceeds are to be devoted to Mr Caradog Jones, Bute St., who has been ailing for the last three years. The characters were: His Majesty the King of Kola, Mr. George H. Davies, Cwmparc; Prinee Dareall (his son), Mr Thomas Hay, Treher- bert; Carl Reinham (the Prince dis- guised as a Woodcutter), Mr Thos. Hay, Treherbert; Jingles (the Court Jester), Master Percy Fitzpatrick, Treorcliy; Dr. Globule (the Court physician), Mr H. Dando, Ynyswen Zurika (foster "daughter of the King, stolen by gypsies in her childhood), Miss Nellie Twigg, Tynewydd; Els- peth (a gypsy woman who knows the secret of Zurika's birth), Miss Broil- wen Thomas, Treorcliy Castro (King of Gypsies), Mr H. Dando, Yn- yswen; Rosebud (Gypsy Maid), Miss Olwen John, Ynyswen; Bluebefl, Miss Katie Walters, Ynyswen Mes- senger, Master Percy Beynon, Ynys- wen Court Lady, Miss James, Pen- tre. -?-
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Judge's IJal$, Trt.tirtVv. The concerts given at the Judge's Hall on the 11th and 13th inst. by Ainoa Juvenile Choir, when Proc- tor's "Crystal Queen" was performed were by general consent admittedly the most delightful and fascinating ever held in Mid-Rhondda, The choir numbered over xuO, and the numerous choruses were ren- dered in such perfect intonation and style, that the crowded audiences, and even the most eager critics, were highly pleaseS. The dresses were magnificent-; th- staging worthy of grand opera, and the variety of scenic displays brought forth continuous and unrestrained plaudits. Mrs Tom Israel, as "Cissie," was excellent, her rich and resonant voice being heard to great advantage. Mrs Israel is undoubtedly a contralto who has a great future before her. Madam Trevor Williams in the role of "Crystal Queen," played her part admirably. She possesses a beautiful soprano voice, and will eer- I tainly be heard again in Mid- Rhondda. The well known Mr Afanlais Jones as "Prince," sang wit hhis usual gusto, and gave a fine performance. Mr David Lloyd, the popular humourist kept the audience roar- ing with laughter, whilst Masters Griff. Roberts and Ray Thomas were exceptionally good in their parts and Master Maldwyn Davies completed what may be termed a unique quar- tet'f. Miss Mary Dilys Thomas adapted herself to the difficult part of "Cyc- list" in a really most capable manner. Miss L. Maude Jones (power girl), sang splendidly, and her efforts were greatly appreciated. Miss Naomi Edwards (milkmaid), was also at her best, anl did remark- ably well. -Miss TTen-nie Griffiths (first fairy), rendered her solo in fine style, and did ample justice to her port. The Misses Rebecca Edwards, Mabel Pierce, Emily Jones, Lizzie Leyshon as "ImnioT-tals" fulfilled their respective roles most pleasingly and effectively. Miss Sadie Mitchell and party gacve a delightful and bewitching folksong and dance. Tke Misses Holly Hopkins, Beryl Jones, Ruby Owen, amd Katie Thomas were gylpjilike and charming in the Maxima lance. The fairies and soldiers did their parts splendidly and added lustre to an enchanting seene. M iss Nana Evans anl Miss Gladys Hopkins accompanied in a capable manner and were assisted by Messrs. Amos and Trotman. Mr Arthur Thomas proved an able conductor. Mrs AV. C. Jones, as- sisted by Miss Getta Evans, Mrs Ro- berts, Mrs Thomas, Mn- Edmnnds, Mrs Ludlow, and others, were in- I oefatiga ble in their efforts to bring about what lllJlY be called truly in- teresting and edifying musical even- I ings- | Mr Towyn Jones carried ou-t the duties of secretary. Mrs T. Israel, Madam Trevor Wil- liams and Miss M. Dilys Thomas are pupils of Mrs Fredk. Pitman (Miss Blodwen Thomas), principal eontral- to at the Greek Church, and Prefes- sor of Singing and voice culture at the Ealing Conservatoire of Music, Loiulon, who has now arramged to visit the Rhondda Yalleys as voice specialist.
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