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Joint Counties Mental Hospital
Joint Counties' Mental Hospital. A meeting of the Committee of Visitors of the Joint Counties Mental Hospital was held at the Institution on the 21st inst. Mr J. Howard Griffiths, St. Davids (chairman of the Committee) presided. ASYLUM WORKS ASSOCIATION. A letter was read from the Asylum Works Association calling attention to the fact that the time which members cf the staff served in the Army or Navy could not under present circumstances be counted for pension in the ordinary course. The Visitors might decide when ^applications for pensions came up decide to "add" a number of years to the service cf the applicant. This, however, would only be done by special application, and was appar- ently voluntary on the part of the Committee. What the A.S.A. asked was that the regula- tions should be so altered that men would get their time in, the forces counted as a matter of course.—The Committee decided to support this appeal. The A.S.A. application for "recognition" of the Association was agreed to unanimously. It was als-o agreed that in the allowances made to the families of employees at the front the "pay" cf all the men should be held to include all their emoluments as well as their salaries. CONTRACT DIFFICULTIES. A letter was read from ALe-ssas Poccck, of Bristol, who had a contract to supply strong hoots fcr the f/ntieints at 7s 3d a pair. Owing to t1 abnormal advance in the price of "kip" and the great demand for strong boots tncy asked the Committee to allow them Is a pair. They said that some public authorities had made them an allowance on an indemnity being given against a surcharge by the JJ.O.H auditor. Rev J. Evans: Are there any more applica- tions of th s sor:. Mr Owen Jones also wrote with regard to his contract for slippers at 3s 7id a pair. Owing to the rise in the market lie was losing 4d a pair, and he asked the Committee be a.! low him 2d. Mr H. E. Blagdon Richards and Mr Row- land Phillips wrote asking the Committee to allow them 3d a Jb in respect of the additional tea duty. Mr Geo. James, Crown Stores, wrote ask- ing for an allowance in respect of the great. advance in the price of split peas since ho en- tered into the contract. Messrs Grossman and Sons wrote asking for an allowance cf 10 per cent, on the flcur sup- plied between the 5th August and the 30th of September. It was stated that Messrs Grossman had been offered 5 per n't. on condition that they gave an indemnitr against the surcharge. Rev J. Evans said that there was no doubt that exceptional circumstances had arisen. He moved that the whole matter be referred to the Executive Committee. Mr W. N. Jones said that if these articles had gone down in price, the contractors would have had the benefit. It is only to public in- stitutions that these appeals are made. Pri- vate firms -were not asked to vary tlicir con- tracts. When these people entered into con- tracts with the Committee, they should have protected themselves by Lo acts with other people. In answer to a question, the. Clerk .said that they had not received any communication about the bed which was being supplied at the rate agreed upon. The Chairman: We have granted 5 per cent on the flour but we have not granted any- thing on the b2d: Mr Hr. N. Jones I woru,ld write back nnd say that as they did not accept the offer, it is withdrawn. Mr J. Lewis (Meiros HaM) I think we had better finish it now. These contracts were made after the wiar. The Clerk (Mr WaUis-Jcmes) said that there was nothing in the contract between Messrs Grossman and the Committee which allowed prices to be altered in case of war. Mr W. N. Jones: If we arrange to deliver a thousand tons cf coal at Rouen at a certain price wo have to deliver it whether it pays us or not. Mr J. Lewis: It is very hard on some of these people. Mr W. N. Jones: I move that all the con- tracts entered into by this Committee be adhered to. Mr J. kiwis: What about the 5 per cent. Mr D. Evans: As long as they have refused it that is an end of it. The Clerk Tbev have not refused it, but they have asked for more. Mr W. N. Jones said that they had been offered 5 per cent. on certain conditions which they had not accepted, so that was an end of it. The Committee had signed a contract to buy land from Mr D. H. Thomas. Could they turn round and ask Mr Thomas to tako a smaller price on account of the war. It was decided to adhere to all the contracts RATE FOR PRIVATE PATIENTS. A discussion arose over the case of some old private patients who were charged for at the rate of 10s a week. There was a difference of opiillLon as to whether the charge should be lis or 12s 6d. It was agreed by a majority that the charge be lis. The present charge to the Unions for pauper patients is 10s 91d. FEWER ADMISSIONS. The Medical Superintendent (Dr Richards) in his quarterly report stated :— The nunrber of admissions during the quar- ter has beeen, contrary 'to expectations, much below the average rate, and in no case was the cause attributable to alcohol. The number of beds in excess of accommodation h:1S been reduced by 10 since the previous quarter. The deaths were all due to natural causes, and no inquest was deemed necessary by the Coroner. The following changes in the staff have Inn occurred :—One nurse left to be married and the deputy cook left to take up a post as'clwef cork at another asyium. 'f:h_r posts have since been filled. The coal porter, who had 'been cn sick leave for many months, died, to our great regret, on" October 2nd. 1911. His post was filled by the promotion of the messenger boy and another was engaged in the Jatter's place. Nine junior attendants joined the colours, thus making, with the two reservists mentioned at the last quarterly meeting, a total of 11 cut cf a staff c.f 39 male attend- ants who have offered their services to their country. In place of these and in order to k i cany on the 4of the Institution satis- factorily, with the sanction of the Chairman, six temporary attendants, disqualified by age or otherwise, for milit,arry service, have been engaged. The male staff is thus five short of its proper complement, and while having: patriotically agreed to put in extra hours of duty, it may for a time be sufficient, if many cases of illness should occur, as is usual at this time of the year, it may be necessary 'to add one or two more to the temporary staff." The Medical Superintendent was given full power to engage temporary attendants. WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND REFUGEES. The W a mi in go Sub-Committee presented the following report cf their meeting "The resolution appointing the Subcom- mittee having been read, the Medical Supt. produced a letter, dated the 19th November last, which he had received from the Board of Control requesting the Committee of Visi- tors to accommodate not lei's than 50 wounded ;01diers at the Mental Hospital, whilst the Clerk produced a letter, dalted the 27th of November bst, from Mr P. J. Wheldcii on behalf of the Carmarthen Borough Belgian Refugees Committee requesting the Com- mittee of Visiters to allow the use of Waun- ;,n,;o for Belgian refugees, and his reply there- to to the effect that the Oommittee had been previously requested by the Board of Control to accomodate wounded soldiers whilst the Mental Hospital was already overcroweded to the extent of 130 patients and that, under the circumstances, it was very unlikely that the Committee would accede to the request. The Sub committee endorsed what the Glerk had done and wore further of opinion that the Committee of Visitors should comply with the request of the Beard of Control with regard to the ac:omcdat-on of wounded sol- diers. in the first instance, if at all possible. The Medical Superintendent was thereupon requested to reply to the letter from the Board of Control and to enquire in what way the Board or the War Office could assist the Committee in making Wa-uniago suitable for accomodation of wounded soldiers. The sub-committee then discussed the plans prepared by the Architect for the alteration and extension of AVauniago and visited the premises after which it was resolved:—"That the Arcbitet t be instructed to complete the plans and to submit them for the approval of the Board of Control so as to enable the latter to sanction them. if possible, before the Janu ary meeting cf the committee of visiters." Having regard to the request of the Board of Control and the possibility of Wauniago bcujLg utilised, with only slight alterations, for the accomodation of wounded soldiers, it was not deemed advisable to invite tenders for affecting the proposed alterations before the sanction of the. Board of Control had been obtained to the proposed plans and the matter was, t,herefore left for the Committee of Visi- tors to decide at its next quarterly meeting. It was decided to proceed with the work and to adopt the building as far as possible for the reception of wounded soldiers in case it ware required for that purpose.
Why Our Soldiers are Fed Well
Why Our Soldiers are Fed Well. Tommy Atkins is fighting all the better because he is well fed. No army lias ever had its food supply so carefully arranged, and you can imagine how keen the soldier's appetite gets from his arduous work. "JEll about your appetite?—you who belong to the great civilian army which keeps the wheels of in- dustry going. Is it fickle and in need of con- stant pampering? Do you positively dread the sight of food because of the pains which follow eating, and make of meal-times a misery ? Depend upon it your digestive organs are not working properly. You need some- thing to restore tone to stomach, liver, and bowels, which, like machinery, are apt to get clogged and out of gear. Nothing does this better than Mother Seigel's Syrup, the diges- tive tonic famous for 43 years. Personal test will convince you.
ST DAY IDS DAY 1915
ST. DAY ID'S DAY, 1915. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. The Welsh Department of the Eoard of Education announce that they have in the prpes and will publish, towards the end of January, and illustrated sixpmoy booldet in two editions one in English entitled St. David's Day. 1915 and the other in Welsh entitled Dydd Gwyl Dewi Saint, GwylGotfa Cymru." The publications will be of a commemorative and patriotic character and are designed to assist the celebration of the National Ani;iversarj' during a time of War. In addition to Suggestions to Education Authorities and Teacherp, which for convience will be embodied in a supplement, the booklets wilJ contain chapters on Owen Glyndwr and on 8ir Thomas Picion, The Celts and their Books', The Story of lie-i Wlad fy Nhadau", Our Walef;" and The Debt which the World owes to Little Nations Orders for eilher the English or Wi-Ph edition of the booklet fbould be sent direct or through Any bookseller, to the Government Salt) Agents, Mpsrs. Wyman & Fon", Ltd., at Fetter Lane, London, E.C., 54 St. Mary Street, Cardiff, or at any of tlltir railway bookstalls. Local Authorities and other Educational Podies will be enabled to supply their needs at especially reduced rates for large quantities, but iuqniiies and orders from such Bodies should not be addressed to the t-ade but to The Permanent Secretary, Welsh Department, Board of Education, Whitehall, S. W.
MAYORS WAR RELIEF FUNDLADIES SEWING AND CLOTHING CIRCLES
MAYOR'S WAR RELIEF FUND—LADIES SEWING AND CLOTHING CIRCLES. Since the beginning of December the follow- ing goods have been received from Water st., Penuel, Zion. English Wesleyan. English Baptist. Priordy, Tiahernacl?. Lammas street, St. Peters, English Congregational. Phila- delphia, Llanlhvch, Cwmdwyfran, Union st., also Priory street Girls School, Pentrepoeth Girls School, and Mrs W. J. Evans, Green Hi! :-92 scarves, 146 belts, 48 PiTS socks, 70 prs mittens, G9 prs cuffs, 29 helmets. 4 pi-S stockings, 34 shirts, 8 night gowns, 2 prs drawers. 13 chemises, 9 petticoats. 3 jackets, 2 shawls, 10 aprons, 2 caps, 15 knickers, 3 overalls, 10 frocks, 4 pinafores. 3 prs shoes. 2 bonnets, 9 housewives. 4 coats. 1 .pr knee caps, 1 prs bed socks, 13 pants, 5 prs elippei's, 1 blanket, 2 waist-coats, 1 pr trousers. (j pillow eases. 1 pypania, 3 vests, 2prs sheets, 2 blouses, 1 Cardigan jacket, 18 bandages, 1 flock-lied, 4 costumes (coats and sikirts), 4 overcoats. 1 suit, 2 liats; sundries for children During Christmas w;eek a large quantity cf plum puddings, Christmas cake, cigarettes, chocalate and matches were sent to the troops from the Ladies Committee. MAYOR'S WAR RELIEF FrXD. Amount already acknowledged: £28 12s 6d. Red Crc.-s £219 8s 9d, Prince of Wnbs £ 778 10s 3J, Ceii-ral Fiind. Mr John Lewis (Mayor of Carmarthei) tIo Red Cross. MAYOR'S BELGIAN REFUGEE FUND. Amounts already acknow"wledged £ 39u 14s. (This amount include* s-uheeriptioiis that have been .paid in advance in some cases up to one year). Commerced Travellers Association Car- mirth en Branch), per Air W. N. Evans: 1:5 13s Od., n E St. lexers Parish >M. St. David's Parish C4. St. Mary's Church: £ 3 1 ."is. Tabernacle Clmpel; £ 1, I