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Whitland Rural District Council
Whitland Rural District Council. The monthly meeting of the Whitland Rural District Council was held at the Hotel Gros- venor on Friday. Mr W. Thomas (chairman of the Council) presided. LIKE ANGEL'S VISITS. The Finance Committee's report showed that a considerable amount of stone had been used in the parish of Llangan over and above the amount specified in the contract. This led to a discussion of some length. Mr T. L. Phillips objected to the payment of the bill as the Council had objected to supplying amounts in excess of the contract to other parishes. The Chairman said that the excess would be deducted from the amount allowed to the parish of Llangan this year. The Surveyor (Mr Rees Davies) said that the stones had been ordered so that the steam roller might be kept going. The visits of the steam roller to a- parish were like angel's visits-few and far between. Llangan roads would not require to be rolled for another seven years. ¡ Mr D. Davies: I think both the Chairman and the Surveyor have been a little "too pre- vious" in this matter. Mr T. Davies. moved that the bill be paid. At the same time he would point out that if this were allowed to occur again it would open the door for other parishes to do the same. Mr T. L. Phillips moved that the bill be not paid.—Mr D. Philips seconded. It was decided by eight votes to six to pay the bill. The report of the Finance Com- mittee was therefore adopted. The Clerk (Mr H. Lewis) said that he had as directed at a previous meeting written to the Co.W.R. Co. with regard to the dirty con- dition of the bridge at Whitland Station. He had had a reply from the Divisional Officer statfng that instructions had been given that the bridge to be kept as clean as possible. The writer of the letter however pointed out that tho nuisance was caused by the amount of mud which was carried from the Council's roads to the bridge. The Chairman said that the bridge had now been cleaned and there was no ground of com- plaint with regard to its condition during the past two or three weeks. STAGNANT WATER. A letter was read from Mr Williams, Station House, Whitland. He called attention to the poools of water round his house and asked why the Council had not curbed and chan- nelled the place as was done in the neighbour- hood of other houses. The Surveyor said that the place was very flat. Mr Williams had complained that the stagnant water came from the premises of the Railway Co. who owned the ground light up to the door of the house. The Company's Inspector wanted to make a small curb and channel there. The Sanitary Inspector (Mr D. Jenkins) said that the floor of the passage of the house should be raised at least six inches. It was t-oo low at present. LLANBOIDY AND THE PROPOSED BRIDGE. The Llanboidy Parish Council wrote with regard to a proposal that the parish should contribute one-third of the cost of the proposed bridge at Cwmfelin-mynach. They suggested that this contribution should be paid out of the rates as most of the cartage work would be done by the local farmers. The Chairman said that they would have considerable difficulty in getting haulage done as some of the farmers did not seem in the least anxious to do their share. Were the Council going to adhere to the resolution already passed—that one third of the cost should be defrayed by local subscription or were they going to pay one-third out of the rates. Mr D. Davies: I propose that we drop the matter unless they are prepared to do some- thing. Mr Levi Davies said that he thought the whole cost of the bridge should be borne by the rates. The only stumbling block was this demand for a subscription of one-third from the locality. He hoped that they would not enforce it. but that they would proceed with he work. He proposed accordingly. Mr James Davies seconded the proposal. The Chairman said that he did not think they could take Mr Levi Davies's proposal that day as iti nvolved the rescinding of a resolution which had previously been passed. Mr Levi Davies had better give notice that at the next meeting he would move the re- scinding of the previous resolution. Mr Levi Davies said that he would do so. PREPARING FOR DAVY JONES. The Clerk said that a letter had been re- ceived from the County Council stating that that body had decided to grant t75 towards the cost of the Pendine sea-wall. This announcement was received with a chorus of "Hear, hear" from the. members. Mr T. L. Phillips pointed out that the Sur- veyor had asked for a grant of t2 10s to en- able him to build two little walls. If these were not built before the high spring tides, "Davey Jones" wwould be busy again. The Surveyor said that he would do the work as soon as possible. Mr T. Davies said that they were greatly indebted to the Chairman for the part he had taken in securing this grant. The Chairman had got many undeserved knocks, but he worked nobly for the Council, and they deeply appreciated the service which lie had rendered them in this matter. THE HOUSING PROBLEM. A letter was read from the L.G.B. in which they referred to the report of the Medical Officer of Health which showed amongst other things that there were unsatisfactory housing conditions in the district, 24 houses being required in one parish alone. They also drew attention to another statement in the report -that no closing order had been made al- though there were 27 houses in the district unfit for human habitation. The L.G.B. asked what tseps the Council proposed taking in the matter. The Chairman said that the report stated that there were something like 24 more houses required, and the Board were pinning them down to the statement. It was not a very suitable time to begin building. Mr D. Davies said that timber had gone up 50 per cent. The Sanitary Inspector: It is a. very lenient report with regard to the houses. TVe do not disclose all the facts. The Clerk read an extract from the report which stated: "The growth of working class dwellings in relation to the demand cannot be regarded as satisfactory when the fact is realised that 23 out of the 27 reported as unfit for human habituation are workmen's cottages." Mr T. L. Phillips: How are you going to get the people out of the houses? You cannot turn them out on to the road. The Medical Officer (Dr Owen) said that it would be healthier for people to live on the road than in some of these houses. There was one house in which an old woman of 80 lived with a dog; the house was in a shocking state. Mr T. Davies said that if they did nothing in this matter, the L.G.B. would be down upon them like a ton of bricks. He moved that they appoint a Housing Committee and that it bring in a report to the next meeting. If the Council did not move in the matter, the L.G.B. would start building and make the Council pay. The Nar berth Council had tackled the question in a most business-like way and had applied for a loan of £ 4,000. The rate of interest was 4 per cent., and they were actually sending a deputation to London to get the rate reduced to 3! per cent. The Council had no choice but to proceed in the matter. Mr D. Davies seconded the proposal to ap- point a committee. The Chairman said that he was prepared to support the proposal, because if the Council took no notice of the .letter, the L.G.B. eould1 force their hands. It was finally decided to appoint a com- mittee. consisting of Messrs T. Davies, D. Davies, T. L. Phillips, D. Phillips, and H. Morris to consider the whole question. SURVEYOR HAS FULL POWERS. Mr H. Morris referred to the case of a man who had recently been summoned for not cutt- ing his hedge. He would like to know if that were the only case in which a summons had been taken out. The Surveyor: He is the only man I have summoned recently. Mr H. Morris said that the least the Sur- veyor could do was to bring the matter before the Council before taking legal proceedings. The Surveyor: I am quite willing to do that; but it is part and parcel of my duty to summon a defaulter. In some of these cases the hedges are 18 to 20ft. high. Mr J. D. Williams proposed that the matter be referred to a sub-committee. The Surveyor: I summoned Mr Williams for this very offemce some years ago. The Clerk said that the Surveyor had full power in the matter and no sub-committee could stop him. No action was taken in the matter. SURVEYOR 8 REPORT. The Surveyor reported that Thos. Llewellyn after about 30 years of faithful service had re- signed his position as a road labourer. The man was in charge of the road in the lower part of Llanboidy parish. Benjamin Davies, of Spring Gardens, had been appointed tem- porary assistant. The Steam Roller: Almost during the whole of last month despite rough and wet weather the steam roller was kept going regularly until Saturday, 23rd January, when hard frost set in. At present the roller was engaged in Llanglydwen parish, after which it would pro- ceed to Eglwysfair and the upper port of Llanboidy and afterwards to the upper part of Llangan. The Surveyor wanted to know whether the roller would be engaged next year or not. so that arrangements could be made in good time. He suggested that if the roller was engaged it should be in March instead of November for the following sons-the days would be much longer, more and better work could be produced, and the roads would be much stronger to bear the weight of the roller, etc. Preparations were being made to draw up the estimates ending 31st March, 1916. A few contractors had not yet completed their contracts, notably in Eglwyscymmin, Cilmaenlhvyd, Eglwysfair and Egremont. In order not to allow the roads in these parishes to suffer he suggested to add the deficiencies to the next year's estimate, and on the other hand parishes which had been supplied with more than the estimates should be reduced to the same extent as near as possible." The Council decided to advertise for a road labourer and to defer the discussion re the steam roller to the next meeting. The report was then adopted.
I 15TH SERVICE BATTALION WELSH REGIMENT CARMARTHENSHIRE
15TH SERVICE BATTALION WELSH REGIMENT (CARMARTHENSHIRE). Dear S,ii-Al-ay I through your columns make an earnest appeal for recruits for the above battalion. We have been ordered to increase our strength to five companies or roughly 1,300 men, and I have been sent down to the county together with certain N.C.O.'s and men to try to bring back with us as many volunteers as possible. The number of men that have enlisted from our county up to the present has been far from satisfactory, but I feel that the reason for this lies in the fact that the splendid advantages that our battalion offers have been so imperfectly understood. Though we are no longer offi- cially styled the Carmarthenshii-e Battalion yet the men are largely drawn from the county which has also provided the majority of the We are stationed at Rhyl, one of the plea^antest spots on the North coast of AYales aud owing to the sandy nature of the soil we suffer no inconvenience what ever from muddy trenches, The men are all comfortably billeted in the town and are very well looked after by their Commanding Officer. We do not "play at soldiers," and intend- ing recruits will be pleased to know that serious work lies ahead of them. A glorious chance has been offered to the men of Car- marthenshire. Will they take it? I am. Sir, yours etc., H. C. LEWIS, 2nd-Lieut. loth Batt. Welsh Regt. Recruiting Office: Carmarthen Barracks. Morfa House. Carmarthen, 9-2-15.
A 10 FOOT BEARD
A 10 FOOT BEARD? The death has occurred suddenly at Tun- bridge Wells of Riichard Latter, a local cele- brity famous for a beard 1G feet long supposed to be the longest in Europe. Latter was 84 years of age. and was formerly an engine ('rivor- The beard was worn rolled round the I body in the form vi a belt I