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Carmarthenshire Education Committee
Carmarthenshire Education Committee. The monthly meeting of the Carmarthen- shire Education Committee was hetldat the County Offices on Thursday the 14th inst. Mr W. N. Jones, TIrydaH, presided. BULL TO BE PLACED UNDER PROPER CONTROL. A letter was read from Ltc-i;iifynydd stating that some children there could not attend school because a bull was loose in a field through which they had to pass. The Clerk (Mr J. W. Nicholas) said that he had written to the ownei* th,* th" wii must he placed under proper control. OBJECTION TO TEACHER'S REMOVAL. Some discussion took place over the appoint- ment of a teacher to another school. The head teacher of Penrhiwlas Council School had at a previous meeting been appointed to Dre- fach 'School. A petition had siincc been re- ceived from certain parents in the locality asking him to remain at Penrhiiwias. Rev R. H. Jones sand that the teacher was willing to go but the parents wished him to stay there. They did not, however, wish to retain liim if his (staying would bar his appoint- ment to another place in future. If the teacher applied for another place, he (Rev R. H. Jones) did not think he ought to be penal- ised. Mr J. Lloyd moved that the teacher should go to Drefach. as they had appointed him. This was agreed to. Rev R. H. Jones &-t;d that they ought to treat all a'liike. They had allowed other teachers to stay at tlieai- old poets alfitr they had received other appointments. The Chairman said that the teacher (Mr Jones) would be much better off at Di-efacli where the maximum salary was £ 170. The maximum at Penrhiwlas was only £ 140. PROPOSAL TO CLOSE CHURCHES AND CHAPELS. A letter was read from the Carmarthen Rurail District Council with regard to the closing of Llangimning School on account of scarlet fever. Mr Mervyn Peel said that it was a pity that they did not have power to close other buildings which spread infectious diseases just as easily as schools. Mr James Pliililipri: In our district we asked all the churches and chapels to close their Sunday Schools, and it was done. The Chairman: You are more enlightened now at St. Clears. MR BANCROFT'S RETIREMENT. Correspondence was read between Mr Ban- craft, foruuerlp H.M.J. for the district and the Chairman. Mr Bancroft referred to the cordial rela- tions which had existed between the Com- mittee, the Chairman. Mr Nicholas, Mr Gaunt and the other County officials and himself. He referred to the number of new schools erected by the Committee as a proof of their energy, and lie congratulated them on the new scheme for the teaching of special subjects*. The Chairman read a letter which he had drafted expressing their appreciation of the cordial ■relations which had existed between Mr Bancroft and them. and expressing their good wishes if or many happy years in his re- tirement. Tt was decided to send thus letter to Mr Bancroft on behalf of the Committee. MR JOHN LLOYD AND THE TEACHERS. An application was received from the teachers of the County for a war bonus of £10 per annum for all grades, certificated and un- certificated teachers. The Chairman proposed that the matter be be referred to a com,unit tee- Mr John Lloyd, AbeTgwili, said they heard officially at the ilast meeting that the maxi- mum of the new scale of salaries recently granted would mean an expenditure of £ 5,000 a year more titan under the old scale. That meant a rate of 2td in the t. so that the scaHie of salaries prevailing in the county for elementary schoolmasters compared very fav- ourably with the scales of other counties ial i Wialfes. The maximum for assistant masters, if they took the superannuation premium the committee paid for then into consideration, amounted practically to CI35 a year, while the i>iaxini\»m for teachers in their bigger schools amounted to £ 225 a year. It seemed to him ridiculous to suggest a war bonus to people drawing salaries varying from kl35 to £ 225 per annum- It seemed rather unfair that one section of the co-iiiiiiuiiity drawing taxable incomes should be relieved of their i obligations to their country at the expense of the other section by
Agricultural Organisation Society
Agricultural Organisation Society ANNUAL REPOiRT. The report of the Agricultural Organisation: Society has just been issued for the 12 months Glided March 31st. 1915. this being the four- teenth since the formation of the Society in 1901. it is hardly necessary to ^remind our, lead-ers that.the Society from the time of its formation has been devoting itself to the re- organisation of the business side of agricul- tural industry in England and Wales, and more particularly in regard to the application of the principles ot co-operation amongst far- mers and all kinds of agricultural producers. For eight months of the period under review the country has been at war. As everyone realises the abnormal conditions have exerted a wide influence on the whole farming indus- try* an influence which is certain to continue to be felt for a number of years to come. It is not surprisii/ng then to find that in the re- port considerable attention is devoted to the effect of the war on the Agricultural Co- 0 per alive Movement, and the work which the A.G.S. has endieavoured to do during the national crisis. In regard to the Co-operative Societies, it i,s pointed out that the effect of the war has been twofold. On the one hand there has been naturally a good deal of uncertainty as to prices and la. consequent dislocation, 60 that agriculturists generally have shown a certain amount of disinclination to embark upon any new and untried undertakings. On the other hand the report shows clearly that those Societies which were in an esta-blished position offered a practical proof of their value and utility toth e members ii-iiiieli it is difficult to realise fully. The established Societies, a In- most wi,!tho.ut exception-, show a substantial increase in the amount of business done, and there is little doubt that many farmea-s who formerly refused to have anything to do with co-operation ii-eiv inditiceci to become members of the Society in their district, under the ab.. normal conditions which prevailed in August and September of last year. This result is testimony to the great wo!k accomplished by societies in steadying prices throughout wide districts at a time when speculataion was rife. The assistance which the A.O.S. itself could • affordilll trying, to meet the war conditions may be classified under three main headings: 1. By helping to organise the supply of re- quirements of His Majesty's Forces. 2. By endeavouring to exercise some check iilg on undue rises in prices 'by emphasising the established policy of bringing into closei- rehv- t ons the organised producers with the organ- ise:! consumers in the town. through their re spe ('t ive organ isa tions. (3). Jn forwarding the estalishinent of rural industries through which alour the frequent waste oi surplim piiiduro could be prevented,