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The CINEMA, BRtDGENO. I UNDER ENTtRELY NEW MANAGEMENT. p MONDAY, TUESDAY, & WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3Oth VA Y 1st & 2nd— Famout Players present Marguerite Ctarke in MtCE AND MEN," one of the finest films of the year.—CHARUE CHAPLIN, in hit latest absurdity, "THE FLOORWALKER"; Funny't' not the word.—'HBERTY," the Serial Wonderfu!.—A Paramount Travet Round the Wortd. THURSDAY, FRIDAY, & SATURDAY— A Vitagraph Masterpiece Production in six acts, "THE COMBAT," from the Book written by E. J. Montague, featuring the beautiful ANtTA STEWARD. MASTER KEY," featuring* the charming ELLA HALL.— Keystone Comedy, BOMBS." Selected Comedy, "FOOLSHEAD WHIP." TtMES AND PRtCES AS USUAL. I TIMES AND PRI CES AS USUAL. Jl.LLOTMENT Garden. IB ob ir ir c)i mv WITH WOODEN WHEEL. Pass through Doorways. Painted. PRtCE,27/6. JENXINS, TIMBER YARD, n BRIDGEND. Revised Scale ot Charges Which include "Wanted," "To Let," "For Sale," and Miscellaneous. If Remittance is not sent with Advertisement, the full credit rate will be charged. 1 INSERTION 3 INSERTIONS 15 Words 0 9 1 6 20 Words 1 0 2 0 25 Words. 1 3 2 6 30 Words. 1 6 3 0 UMT AND FOUND. CTRAYED,—Bay Cart Filly, white face and — legs-—Information to Morgan, Penuchadre, St. Brides Major. 9994 tTOUND Straying at Litchard, Bridgend, 13 Mountain Ewes with Lambs.—Information, apply Police Station, Bridgend. 104 WANTED. <5 Wefdt, < tn
PORTHCAWL URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL
PORTHCAWL URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. Singular Situation at Annua) Meeting. An odd and unprecedented situation arose at the annual meeting of the Porthcawl Urban District Council on Friday last. The members had no sooner taken their seats than the Chairman (Mr. T. James) rose'to put a series of written questions to the legal clerk (Mr. Evan Davies), the purport of which was .to ask, By whose authority had the meeting been con- vened, as he (the Chairman) had not called it, and he therefore suggested it was irregular, and any business transacted would be illegal. Before the. legal clerk could reply, Mr. T. C}. Jones was on bis feet. "I submit," he said, "that Mr. James has no right in the chair. This is the annual meeting, and the chair is vacant." The Clerk, however, ruled that Mr. James was within his right, being legally chair- man pro. tern., pending the election of the new chairman. In regard to Mr. James* questions, the meeting had been informally arranged to suit the convenience of the members, and it had been convened by himself on the written requi- sition of several of the members.—The Chair- man Were those requisitions signed?—The Clerk: No. As a matter Of fact no requisition was necessary.—The Chairman intimated that he' could not accept the Clerk's ruling, and should submit the matter to the Local Govern- ment Board. Meanwhile he had pleasure in proposing Mr. R. E. Jones as chairman for the coming year.—Mr. D. Jones said it would be mere waste of valuable time to go on with the business of the meeting, only to have it upset afterwards. He asked the Chairman to accept a resolution that they would accept the Clerk's ruling.—Mr. T. James: I cannot take such a motion. I will not be a pMty to this irregu- larity. The only motion before the meeting is my own, that we elect Mr. R. E. Jones as chairman for the coming year.—Mr. R. E. Jones: I cannot accept, nomination under such circumstances. He desired to make another appeal to the chairman. )Ie (Mr. Jones) had no axe to grind in this matter, and was not par- ticularly anxious for the position. If the matter went forward under suck circumstances as these, he would not know where he was.- The Chairman, uevertheless, was about to put the motion, but was prevented by a general pro- test from all quarters. There were further appeals to him, together with a motion to ad- journ the meeting.—Mr. T. Jam If the clerk is right, then members have nothing to fear from any future protest of mine. So far as this meeting is concerned, I accept the clerk's ruling.—Mr. R. E. Jones: I cannot accept that. —An escape from the deadlock was found by the members and reporters retiring whfle the Chairman and Clerk conferred together. After an interval of ten minutes, they were re-admit- ted, when the Chairman announced that he was now satisfied that everything was in order.— The meeting then proceeded, and Mr. R. E. Johea was unanimously elected chairman' for the year. The Vice-Chair.—On the Council proceeding to the loosing of. a vice-chairman, the new Chairman made an appeal to members, and especially to Mr. Dan Davies, who would be chosen this year, in the ordinary course of things, to give-him Mr. T. G. Jones as a vice- chairman, the state of his own health being such aa to necessitate a very experienced and capable deputy.—This appeal brought Mr. D. Davies hotly to his feet. He hoped Mr. Jones did not intend any reflection on his qualifica- tions for the post of vice-chairman. As a Councillor he had been conscientious, and had been instrumental In carrying several schemes through. Perhaps he had not so good a muni- cipal record as some, but there was such a thing as having a chance. No man could do any- thing, or make anything seen, unless he got a chance.—Mr. Deere said he did not like to go against Mr. R. E. Jones, but they had a duty to the -members round the table as well as to the chairman. Their rule was that the vice- chairman had the reversion of the chair when it became vacant. It was Mr. Dan Davies' turn, and he proposed that that gentleman be ap- pointed.—Mr. D. Davies was elected unani- mously, and the meeting proceeded to the elec- tion of committees for the ensuing year. Miscellaneous Business.—It was decided to co-opt two members of- the Allotments Associa- tion on the Food Production Committee, the Association to nominate their own members.— It was announced that 8 tons of seed potatoes had been received that week, and distributed.
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TONDU AND ABERKENFIG,.( j Concert at Coytrahen. Miss Blodwen Hopkin's Concert Party paid a visit to the Coy- trahen Park Red Cross Hospital on Friday last, and presented a good programme for the 'benent of the Noldiers and NtaN, though it was unfor- tunate that several of the members were ab- sent through indisposition. The chairman, Mr. E. Hopkin, promised a return visit when the whole party wauld be available. Parish Counci).—A meeting of the Newcastle Higher Parish Council was heldvbn Thursday, April 19th, 1917. There was a good attend- ance of members. In the absence of the Chairman (Mr. J. Moles), Mr. Ted Thomas was voted to the chair pro. tern.—Mr. Ted Thomas was duly elected chairman for the ensuing year.—Mr. Lewis Thomas and Mr. W. M. Rees were appointed overseers.—Mr. Ted Thomas was appointed manager of St. Roberts' Non-provided School, and Mr. C. P. Pumt manager for Peny- fai School.—It Was reported that negotiations for the Dunraven Street Allotments had been completed, and 32 plots had been marked out and allotted to the various holders. Wounded Entertained.—The wounded soldiers of Coytrahene Hospital were on Thursday last week the guests of the friends of Trinity Church, Aberkenng, who had arranged a good programme for the occasion. Rev. J. R. Wil- liams presided. Refreshments were served during the course of the evening. The ladies of the church waited, and a very enjoyable time was spent, the "boys" thoroughly enter- ing into the spirit of the "social." The follow- ing was the progra.)cm'e :—Song, "Bells of Aber- dovey," Miss JBlyton; song, "Ph for the sight of a GirL",Miss Gwennie Cobley; song, "Bow me on Romeo," Miss Kitty Morgan; song, "Eileen Alannah," Mr. W. P. Jenkins; recitation, "The Twins," Miss Millie Smith; song, "Song of Gladness," Mrs. Rawie; im- promptu speech; dttet, "Country Courtship," Misses Morgan and Jones; song, "There's a Land," Miss Biyton; song, "Oa the Zuyder Zee," Miss Millie Smith; song, "Boys in Khaki," Miss Gwennie Cobley; aong, "Sunshine of Your Smile," Mrs. Rawie; song, "Kitty the Telephone Girl," Miss Kitty Morgan; song. Home," Mr. W. P. Jenkins; monologue, Cpl. Watson. _U_Hd-
LLANTWIT, MAJOR. Death.—We regret to record the death of a very old Llantonian in the person of Mrs. H. Rees, who, although a native of Monmouthshire, had spent half a century in the town. Mrs. Rees was the widow of the late Mr. T. Peee, who kept the New White Hart.Inn for many rears. They were very popular as host and hostess, and did a large trade in catering fot visitors, but after the death of her husband, Mrs. Rees retired into private life.—The funeral took place at the Parpis l?ivate life.-The funeral took plae< at the Parish Churchyard on Mon- day, and was a large and representative one, many noral tributes being laid on the coSn. The Vicar (Rev. R. David) omciated. The de- ceased was over 80 years of age, and up to a few months ago was hale and hearty, for her years. The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. H. Rees (son and daughter-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Andrews (son-in-law and daughter). Councillor Lewis Eees (son); Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins (brother-in-law and sister), and other relatives. Pritoner in Germany.—Mr. D. J. Williams, headmaster of the Council Schools, Llantwit Major, has received a letter from a soldier named Twig stating that his son, Trevor Wil- liams, has been captured by the enemy during the present advance near Arras. The aoldier writes: "He was wit a ,tan.. which, with other tanks, was leading the advance. We were fol- lowing, when Trover's tank was surrounded by the enemy. We saw him, together with some of his comrades, captured, and being escorted to tha rear of thé German lines, apparently un- wounded. All the section feel grieved to be parted from so cheerful and brave a pal." Pte. Williams is the eldest son of the headmaster, and a nephew of Mr. J. P. Cadogan, the popular Cardiff dockaman. He was in business at Gil- fach as a chemist? when he enlisted, in April, 1915, in the Motor Ambulance Corps, where he served for about 12 months. He then volun- teered into a Chemical Gas unit, and with that section took part in the Sghting on the Somme last summer. When later a call was made for volunteers for the heavy machine gun section to man the tanks, Williams again volunteered, a ltd after another period of preparation, took part in the tank warfare until captured as des- cribed. Funerat.—We regret to record the death of Mr. John Thomas, wheelwright, which took place on April 16th, after a long illness. Mr. Thomas was treasurer of the St. Iltutus Lodge of Oddfellows, and one of the trustees. He had for many years taken an active part in the welfare of his lodge, where he will be much missed. An ardent Wesleyan, Mr. Thomas was also secretary of the Wesley Church at Llant- wit, and much respected by that body. The funeral took place on Thursday last week, and was largely attended by members of his lodge, his church, and the general public, who followed his remains to the Parish Church, where the Vicar (Rev. R. David) performed the last sad rites. The chief mourners were the widow (Mrs. Thomas), son (Mr. R. Thomas), and Miss Thomas; Mr. George Thomas (brother; Mrs. E. Jenkins (sister); Mr. Jenkins (brother-in-law); Mr. J. Thomas and Mrs. Thomas; Mrs. John (sister-in-law) and Mr. John; Mrs. Baldwin niece) and Pte. Baldwin (GIam. Yeomanry); Mr Punter (brother-in-law); Mr. Thomas, Barry (brother-in-law); Mrs. Thomas, Parwg (sister- in-law) MM. J. Thomas (niece), and other re- latives. Among many floral tributes received were t hose from the Oddfellows Lodge and the members of Wesley Church. Presentation to Capt. Hopkins, M.C.—On Tues- day night. Captain Daniel Hopkins, M.C. (East Yorkshire Regiment), was made the recipient o a presentation by his fellow-townsmen of Llant- wit Major and district. It will be recalled that Captain Hopkins, who is home on short leave from the front, won the M.C .for distinguished work on the Somme last autumn.—Mr. E. T. Lloyd, J.P., presided over a crowded meeting at the Town Hall, and welcomed Captain Hopkins to his old town, and congratulated him on the honour he *had won. It did not surprise those who knew him, because it was in keeping with his character from boyhood; Losing his father early in life. Captain HopMns started with the one advantage of a noble mother, who made great sacrifices to put his feet on the nrst rung of the ladder.—Mr. D. J. Williams (schoolmas- ter), who made the presentation, dwelt on Capt. Hopkins' determination, industry, obedience, and dogged determination-qualities in civil life which had won for him the degrees of B.A. and LL.D. These fine qualities he had carried into his military career .Captain Hopkihs, who was much moved, said he was proud of his mother, to whom he owed so much, and also proud and grateful that he had the honour and privilege to be for five years under the tuition of Mr. Williams, who had helped him to any honour he had attamed in his scholastic life.—Rev. 0. Davies and Rev. R. David (Vicar) also spoke.— The gift* was a gold watch and albert chain, bearing the inscription: "Presented to Capt. Hopkins, 6th East Yorks Regiment, by his fellow-townsmen of Llantwit Major, as a mark of their esteem an
W)CK. Commission for Wick Man.—On the wall of Wick School is a list of thirty-nine old scholars of Mr. Kibblewhite who have joined H.M. Forces. One of them (Pte. David Beale, Welsh Guards) made the greo 1illcrifice last July. Five of them hold Ris Majesty's Commission. The last to achieve this distinction is Lieut. Thomas Beale, son of Mr. and Mrs David Bealc, of Wick, and brother of the above.. Joining np shortly after the outbreak of war, be soon be- came sergeant-instructor in the Welsh Regi- ment at Kinmel Park, North Wales, and was ultimately granted an oScer's cadetship. He ln.s now been gazetted to the North Stafford- shire Regiment.
COWBR)DGE. Vicar's Appointment.—Rev. Lemuel John Hopkin-James M.A;, Vicar of LlanMethian with Cowbridge and Welsh Saint Donats, has been appointed by the Chancellor of the Diocese of Llandaff, a surrogate for the purpose of granting marriage licenses. Doctor's Patriotism.—Dr. Hastings Torney, who for many years has carried on an extensile and important practice in Cowbridge, ha, in consequence of the shortage of doctors, relin- quished this, and proceeded to the Western battle front, where he has been called to a specially selected body of medical men. Cow- bridge will not fail to .appreciate his patriotism and self-sacrince. Lieut. Torney, an only son, has for. some time been in the firing line.
PENCOED. Locat Sotdter Wounded.—We regret to state that Sergt. Edmund Jones has been rather seri- ously wounded in the jaw. Joining the Army early in the war, Sergt. Jones was drafted into the Somerset Light Infantry, and has been at the front with his battalion for a long period. Up to recently he escaped without anything more serious than a minor injury to his knee. He is now in hospit&l in Birmingham. 9and of Hope Tea and Entertainment.—On Th'Ursdy,TrinityBand of Hope closed the session by a tea Mtd lantern lecture. The fol- lowing ladies assisted in carrying out the ar- rangemes :-Jlrs. W. H. Pickering, Mrs. Leonard Pickering, Mrs. Hiscock, Mrs. D. W. .) HoweII, Miea Wilmwt, Miss Edith Jenkins, Miss Smith, Miss Bunston, and Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon (caretakers). The lantern service in the even- ing was presided over by Mr. W. H. Pickering.' PMtcoed Cycling Fatatity.—David Williams (56), of Oak Villa, Pencoed, a plumber, em- ployed at Angelto» Asylum, was found lying dea
PORTHGAWL. Council Meet:na.—On Monday the PorthcawB Council held its first meeting of the new muni- cipal year, and adopted a rate of 3/2 in the X, which is 6d. down from the rate for the corres- ponding six months last year. At the over- seers' meeting Mr. T. James was re-elected chairman for the third time. Comments were made by the overseers on the increased demands. of the County Council.—On the motion of Mr. T. E. Deere it rate of 2/6 was ordered, which ig 2d. less than the previous rate. Local Officer Kitted.—Mr. and Mrs. AIdAna,, of South Road, Porthcawl, received news during the present week that their son, Lieut. Juan M- Aldana, had been killed iir action. BLe was a. student at Keble College, Oxford, when the. war broke out. In October he was given a com- mission in the Worcestershire Regiment, and promoted nist lieutenant the following year. the chaplain, in a letter to his parents, says: "He was greatly beloved by his men and fellow oSicers, and showed a high standard of cour- age and devotion to duty."
PYLE. Funerat of the Late Mr. D. M. PoweH.—The funeral took place on Monday of the la.t& Mr. Morgan Powell, of Marias Rouse, Pyle. De- ceased was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cwilym Powell, late of Tydra.w Farm,. Pyle. He was cashier at the Ton Phillip. Rhondda Colliery from its inception in 1900 until its transfer to the present Company in 1913. He was trustee of the Morgan's Charity,. founded by his great-uncle, the late Rev- Edward Morgan, Vicar of Syston, Leicester- shire. He was also Churchwarden of St. Mary Magdalene's Church, Kenng, under three vicars, since 1900, when he succeeded his late uncle,. Mr. William Morgan, of Marias, Pyle.—Rev. D. J. Arthur, B.A., Vicar of Pyle and Kenng,. officiated at the house and church. St. James'' Choir sang both at the house and church, and the "Dead March" was very beautifully played by the organist (Mr. A. D. Williams) at the- church. Beautiful wreaths were sent by thc, Widbw; Mr. and Mrs. Palmer and R. I. John;. Mr. Edward Jones and sister, Clevedon (counius); members of.St. Mary Magdalene Church; late oiBcials and workmen of Ton. Philip Rhondda. Colliery. The mourners were —Mrs. E. Powell (widow); Mr. and Mrs. W. B.. Loveluck (sister and brother-in-law); Mrs. C. Morgan, Marias (aunt); Messrs. William, Hop- kin, and Ivor Morgan; Misses B. L. and M. A.. Morgan; Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Morgan; Mr. and Mrn. Rees Thomas, Kenng; Mr. George Powetl, Bridgend; Mr. Gomer Howell, Cole- brook, Cadoxton; Messrs. W. J. Loveluck, Jas. Loveluck, and Griffith Loveluck; Mr. Robert: PoweII, Southerndown; Mr. Robert John,, Church Village; Mrs. Gilbert Venables, Neath-; Mr. H. Dawkin Williams, Blackmill; Mr. Rich- ard Lewis, Skewen; Mrs. David, Hafod Halog' Faun; Mrs. Morgan Evans; Mr. T. John, junr., ComeUy (cousins), and other relatives.
NANTYFPYLLON. tnquest.—An inquest was held at CardiS on., Monday on the body of James Edward Bees (?5), collier, of Picton Terrace, Nantyffyllon, who? died colliear, t the Cardiff Hospital on April 19th. On; Tuesday after Easter he fell whilst going to. bed in the 'nouse of his niece, Mrs. Harriet Davies, Tonypandy. He was subsequently re- moved to the innrmary. Dr. Razzak attributed death to peritonitis, due to a rupturc, "which.\ was caused probably by the fall, and t&e jury returned a verdict accordingly. Officer's Death.—We much regret to announce- (on the authority of the War Omce) the deaths in action, on the 21st inst., of Captain Oscar D. morris, son of the late Mr. David Morris, of Glen View ,Picton Street, NantyNylIon. Capt. Morris was a young* man of much intellectual ability, who was to all appearances on the threshold of a promising career. Starting life ? as a j unior clerk in a colliery oSice, he soon left. that occupation, and went into business. In his spare time he took a course of correspon- dence study, matriculated,, and entered the South Wales University College. In July, 1914, he graduated as a Bachelor of Arts of the Welsh University with honours. Immediately after the outbreak of the war he joined the Army, was gazetted a second-lieutenant in the South Wales Borderers, and soon rose to the rank of captain. He left for France 12 months ago, went through the Somme offensive, and fought in the present oSen.sive on the ArraA front. The past year has been one of deep tragedy for his family. On the very day he left this country for France his father died, andj his mother died in January last. Out of the family of Bve, only two now survive, his bro- thers, Mr. Idwal Morris, now in the OScers* Training Corps, and Mr. Edgar Morris, who has served 12 months at Salonika, and is now staying at Porthcawl, having come back to thia. country to take up a commission in the Army.. \or