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PORTHCAWL URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL
PORTHCAWL URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL MR. JOHN GRACE DEFtNtTELY I RESIGNS. An ordinary meeting of the Porthcawl Ur- ban District Council was held on Monday evening, Mr. T. James presiding. There were also present Messrs. T. E. Deere, R. E. Jones, T. G. Jones, and Rev. D. J. Arthur, with the Legal and Deputy Clerks (Messrs. Davies and C'horley), and the Surveyor (Mr. Hatchett). With things running on the whole smoothly in the town, and with two of the members of the Council away In France—to say not-hing of the permanent absence from the Council Board of Mr. John Grace-the business of the meeting was of no very exciting character. The only outstanding feature was a letter from Mr. John Grace, declining, with what we cajinot but think unnecessary asperity and bluntness, to reconsider the resignation he had sent in on the ground of ill-health. In implying, as Mr. Grace does in his letter, that the majority of the Council are really not sorry thut he is unable to resume his seat at the Council Board, we believe he is doing his former colleagues an injustice. We be- lieve that.considering what it is that deprives them of Mr. Grace's presence, there is not one of them but would be glad to see him back, even if they did not agree v ith his policy. FLAG DAYS. A perennial subject at the Council Board is the question of flag days. Of nag days in Porthcawl there sterns to be no end. Though the season proper is already over, no less than four more were mentioned on Monday, and for them all a generous Council sought to &nd room in the Porthcawlian scheme of things—though one or two members seemed rather dismayed at the prospect of having to get them in this year. Still, Porthcawl cer- tainly takes kindly to flag days—as the Chair- man wittingly remarked "Flag days in Porth- cawl don't nag." The "Days" mentioned were a Russian "day," an Armenian Red Cross and Refugee "day," a Roll of V Honour (Kitchener Memorial) "day," and another which the reporter did not catch. In regard to the last named, a communication was read from the Kitchener Memorial Fund, Mansion House, London, announcing the setting apart of the 7th November of this year for a flag day in aid of the Fund, to be known as the "Roll of Honour Flag Day." The Fund, it was ex- plained, was to be devoted "for all time to help omcers and men, either in endowment, or in their own homes, of the Royal Navy and Army who have been disabled." And as many people (the circular letter went on to say) did not like to send up small suma to the Central Fund, it had been decided to hold this flag day. Mr. T. E. Deere moved that the chairman be asked to get a committee together and make the necessary arrangements. The Chairman: There are four applications now, Mr. Deere: My motion applies to all four, eir. The motion was carried. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, CARDIFF. A letter was read from the Court of Governors of University College, Cardiff, ap- prising the Council that the term of omce of their representative (Mr. John Grace) had ex- pired, and asking them to proceed to the elec- tion of his successor. Mr. T. E. Deere proposed Mr. R. E. Jones. Mr. R. E. Jones modestly begged to de- cline the honour in favour of Mr. T. G. Jones, the latter being the senior member. Mr. T. G. Jones, offering no objection, was accordingly elected. A reply was read from Mr. Vemon Harts- horn, miners' agent for the Maesteg District, to the Council's circular letter asking for sup- port for Porthcawl's Eisteddfod application. Mr. Hartshorn wrote that he would be pleased to do all he could to forward the movement, and would bring the matter before his com- mittee. Upon which message the Council's comment was, Bravo!" DEMAND NOTE FOR CROWN DUES. I The next communication read was one that, apparently, few members of the Council had had any previous acquaintance with, though a similar one must surely have been before them on previous occasions. This was a de- mand note from the Crown for the sum of 20s. due in regard to the right which the Council possess to quarry stone on the foreshore below high-water mark. Mr. R. E. Jones: Do we exercise the right P The Deputy Clerk: No, sir. Mr. R. E. Jones: Is it likely to be oi any use to us? The Surveyor: It might be useful at any' time. We might at any time find it useful to get stone, shingle, and so on, from the shore. On this assurance, Mr. T. E. Deere moved, and It was carried, that a cheque be drawn for the &mount claimed. A communication, that both interested and highly gratified the Council, was a post-card from a private gentleman in Petrograd-no less!—saying that he had seen their adver- tisement in the "London Telegraph," and would be glad if they would send him infor- mation as to the advantages of Porthcawl as a permanent health resort. The Deputy Clerk was directed to forward the required information. A letter was read from the Central Control Board (Liquor Tranic), acknowledging the re- ceipt of the Council's resolution in regard to the Restriction Act. The Board had gone carefully into the matter (the letter said) but Were unable to see their way to make any change in the Order. FOOTPATH NEAR ALLOTMENTS. A letter was read from the G.W.R. Com- pany concerning the footpath near the allot- taents, and asking that the agreement in re- gard to same be duly signed, u Mr. R. E. Jonea pointed out that what they
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BEER AND SKITTLES
BEER AND SKITTLES! POLICE VtStT ABERKENFtG ALLEY. LANDLADY FtNED. At Bridgend Police Court on Saturday At Bridgend Police Court on ,aturday —before Alderman W. Llewellyn (chairman) and other Magistrates Mrs. Catherine Phillips, widow j and landlady of the Somerset Beer-house, Dunrayen Street, Aberkenng, was charged with permitting drunkenness on Wednesday, 20th September, and Thomas Jenklns, haulier, 7 Railway Terrace, Ogmore Vale, was called upon to answer a charge of drunkenness on the premises. P.C. McCarthy deposed that at 4.15 p.m. on the afternoon in question he visited the Somerset beer-houa, and found no one in the house except the landlady. He entered through, and went to the skittle alley at the back, where he saw about 20 men, some play- ing skittlea. Amongst them was Thomas Jen- kins, very drunk, and staggering in the door-way. Addressing him, witness said, "I think you have had enough to drink." He did not reply, and witnes.s., taking him by the. hand, conducted him into the house. The landlady came into the kitchen, and witness called her attention to the man's condition, and asked her why she allowed him, in that condition, to be on the premises. She an- swered, "I have several times asked him to go, and he has refused; and I hope you will let it pasa this time. He has had no beer here." On being told that she would be re- ported, she again said, "I hope you will let it pasa this time." Witness assiste d Jenkins outside the house, and as he was quite incap- able of walking away, conducted him to the Police Station, where he was detained. Defendant now pleaded not guilty, and set up the defence that at the time she was busy about her household duties in the kitchen. By the Supt.: Jenkina had to go through the premises to reach the skittle alley. Sergt. David stated that later in the samej evening, from what he was told by the last witness, he visited the cells at Aberkenfig Police Station, and there saw Jenkins lying on a bench. Witness got him to his feet, and found he was very much under the influence of drink. Subsequently, the same night, he went to the Somerset Beer-house, and saw the landlady, and questioned her, telling her what he had been informed, and asking her why she allowed a man, in such a state, to be upon the premises. She replied, He came in here, and called for drink, and I told him he couldn't have any." A lot of men came from thie neld or somewhere, and went to the alley, and I thought he had gone. I didn't like to send to the station, as I thought you were busy." Witness next asked, "What time did Tie come?" She made answer, About half-past one or two; I can't say exactly." She went on, "Will you take anything from me?" and with that she put her hand in her pocket and pulled out some money. Witness told her she wouJd be reported for permitting drunkenness. She rejoined, roll hope mot; I hara been crying and vexing about it over atnce." Witneea con- eluded by saying that on many previous occa- sions men had been seen drinking in the skittle alley. Defendant: He (meaning Jenkins) never had a drop in our house. The Superintendent said Mrs. Phi Hips bad kept the Somerset since last March, and he understood it was her own house. .Defendant was fined JE2, and in the case of Jenkins, a similar fine was imposed.
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BMTWS HARVEST FESTIYAL
BMTWS HARVEST FESTIYAL. MEMORtAL SERVtCE TO THE LATE LIEUT. WYNDHAM THOMAS. Harvest thanksgiving services were held at Bottws Church on Sunday, the special preach- er, morning and evening, being Rev. H. Campbell Davies, Vicar of Pontycymmer, who delivered impressive sermons to unusually large congregations. The church was taste- fully decorated by the gardeners from Blaen- garw, by kind permission of Mr. G. E. Llew- ellyn, whose generosity in matters pertaining to the parish is well-known. In the afternoon a memorial service was held to the late Lieutenant H. Wyndham Thomas, son of the Vicar of Bettws. The BIaengarw, Brynmenin, and Pontyrhyl Corps of the V.T.C., accompanied by their band, were present, under their Commandant, Mr. G. E. Llewellyn, and Commanders Pugh, Gri- niths, C. H. O'Regan, and Eiryn Davies. The preacher was Rev. David PhiIIips, Vicar of Newcastle, who in the course of his ser- mon, said that that service was in the minor key, but as they looked back over the de- ceased officer's life they saw that it was a life dominated by the major key, and its lesson was one of hope and Christian comfort. He was not carried away by his success, and the applause of his many admirers. His natural modesty saved him from such perils, and when the time came he preferred to undergo the rigoura of war rather than enjoy the ease and safety of civilian life in India. And his death S One lesson of war was the reality and the worth of sacrince. Men were dying daily for us. We live because they die, and wo were asking ourselves to day are we worthy of the sacri&ce? Would that sacrifice stir us up to be a purer nation, men reaching after the highest good through the teaching of the sermon on the mount P
INEWS OF THE KENFIG HtLL BOYSI t
I NEWS OF THE KENFIG HtLL BOYS. I t His many friends were pleased to see Sergt.- Major Hemminga home on furlough from France. He haa seen heavy lighting on the Somme. Before tha war he was one of Swan- sea's foremost football forwards. A memorial service to the late Private Wm. Jones, who was killed in action, was held at Piegah Chapel. The pastor, Rev. T. M. Wil- liams, made touching references to the de- ceased. The many frienda of Private D. L. Thomas will he glad to hear that he has been granted a commission in the Royal Engineers. Pri- vate Thomas, who is an Australian, visited his relatives here aome time ago. Privates W. Thomaa and Willie HoweIIa are recovering nicely from their wounds.
TONDU AND MEMENFIG f
TONDU AND MEMENFIG. f BAPTIST WOMEN'S MISSIONARY SO- CIETY. The quarterly meeting in connection with the Bridgend and district auxiliary of the above was held at Jerusalem Chapel, Tondu, on Wednesday afternoon, under the presidency of Mr. Thomas Davies. Represen- tative were present from several churches. After the business, a very able and interest- ing address waa delivered by Mrs. Lamb, of Wigan. A solo was nicely rendered by Mrs. Williams, of Tondtt. The meeting closed with the usual vote of thanks. Tea was partaken of through the kindness of the friends of Jerusalem Chapel, Tondu.
A blindmaker, who said he 9ras making blinds for churches and other institutions, in- cluding the haU of the Christian Scientists, was given by the Swansea Tribunal two montha' exemption.
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LOC&L WILLS. ie MRS. M. A. BURNELL. Mis. Martha Ann Burnell, of Craigern Street, Mary Street, Porthcawl, who died on the 9th November last, wife of Mr. William BurneII, builder, ieft estate valued at £919 gross, with net personalty £889. Probate of her will has. been granted to her husband. I MAJOR G. R. SANKEY GARDNER. Major (George Kydmg Sankey G&rdner, R.F.A., of The Hawthorns, Porthca-wl, who died on June 25th, at Ismalia, Egypt, left £533. Mr. descent Sankey Best Grdner. of Neath, is the sole executor.
ICEFN CRtBBWR OFPtCER PROMOTED ON BATTLEFIELD
I CEFN CRtBBWR OFPtCER PROMOTED ON BATTLEFIELD. The many fronds of Lieutenant T. M. John (son of Mrs. D. John, Plough Inn, OeZn), will be pleased to hear that he has been granted a lieutenancy in the Royal Flying Corps, and has now taken up his new post. Joining His Majesty's Forces on Aagust 5th, 1914, as a private, Lieutenant T. M. John saw active service within five months of his joining the London Irish Rines, and after doing duty in the trenches for 12 weeks was granted a commision in the 18th Welsh Regi- ment. He has been on active service with the latter now for six months, and has been through some of the hottest battles. He is a most capable and emcient officer, very well liked by his men, and his many friends will wish him success in his new post, and a speedy return to his native country.
GOHD JOB SOME THtNGS AtNT
GOHD JOB SOME THtNGS "AtNT." (With Apotogtes to Gunner Noyes, H.M.S. Temeraire.) Now if the sea were always nat, We'd very scon be slaves, For then we'd have to drop the boast, "Britannia rules the waves." Because there'd be no v ives to rule, The sea'd be nat as paint. And turn into a big ducka pond, But a jolly good job It aint. How would the "Anzacs" e'er get here If the sea were always nat; For the waters of this hemisphere Would then be like a quaker's hat, And stand out over the other "half," Like a. mighty quaker saint. It would be a stiff climb for the "TemeraiM." But a jolly good job It aint. We're glad the seas not always nat, Although sometimes at rest. For gallant Jack on the "starboard tack'< Likes it "corjugated" best. As the mighty billows round him roll, Some may think that his heart is faint. But the foes of his king knows a different thing. And a jolly good job It aint. < .Old Kaiser Bill the other day, As he thought the sea was Sat, Said he could cross o'er Dover Strait, In his eag!e-crested hat. But Tirpitz said t'waa no easy task. To reach the coast of Kent, For its not in the power of the rodent neet. And a jolly good job It aint. So let us sing long live the king, And "Jack" and "Tom" and "Joe." They'll keep the old nag nying yet, While the stormy winds do blow. They'll get to Berlin some fine day, Serve Bill with a "distraint." For their pluck it not of the Germhun brand, And a jolly good job It aint. —" PWLLA," Cotty.
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