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BORDER MILITARY HONOUR
BORDER MILITARY HONOUR. VICTORIA CROSS. Lieut. Geoffrey H. Drummond, R.N.V.R. Volunteered for rescue work in command of M.L. 254. Following Vindictive to Ostend, ?en off the piers a. shell burst on board, kill- Mg Lieutenant Gordon Ross and Deckhand J. Thomas (son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thomas, 35, Lorne St., Oswestry), wounding the coxswain, and also severely wounding Lt. Drummond in three places. Notwithstanding his wounds, he remained on the bridge, navi- gated his vessel, which was already seriously damaged by shell fire, into Ostend harbour, placed her alongside Vindictive, and took off two officers and thirty-eight men-some of whom were killed and many wounded while embarking. When informed that there was no one alive left on board, he backed his vessel out clear of the piers before sinking ex- hausted from his wounds. When H.M.S.. Warwick fell in with M.L. 254 off Ostend half an hour later the latter was in a sinking con- dition. It was due to the indomitable cour- age of this very gallant officer that the major- ity of the crew of the Vindictive were rescued. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER. k Cdr. Alfred E. Godsal, D.S.O., R.N.. fourth son of Major and Mrs. Godsal, Iscoyd Park, ,Whitchurch. This officer led the previous at- tempt to block Ostend in the Brilliant, and on his return at once begged to be allowed to try again. On being appointed to the Vindic- tive he worked with the greatest energy to get her ready for further service at the earli- est possible moment. On the night of 9-10 Mav, having placed his vessel between the piers of Ostend harbour, he left the shelter of the conning tower for the forecastle in order to get a better view for manoeuvring her into the required position. He was almost immed- iately killed, and the service tost in him a yery gallant and valuable officer. TERRITORIAL DECORATION The King has been graciously pleased to confer the Territorial Decoration on Lt.-Col. H. H. Heywood-Lonsdale, of Shavington, Salop, and Maj. J. P. H. Heywood-Lonsdale, younger brother of the above, who have been duly recommended for the same under the terms of the Royal Warrant, dated Aug. 17, 1908. The former was mentioned was men- tioned in despatches in July, 1917. MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES. Lt.-Col. (temp. Maj.-Gen.) C. M. Ross- Johnson, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., R.A., brother of Major Ross-Johnson, who lived for a time at Park Issa, Oswestry. Maj. and Bt. Lt.-Col, L. 1. G, Morgan- Owen, D.S.O., S. W. Bord., son. of Mr. T. Morgan-Owen, M.A., Llwyn Derw, Llan- dinam. His name appeared in our last issue as having been awarded the C.M.G. Maj. N. I, E. Twistleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, R.F.A., brother of the Hon. Mrs. Pell Ed- monds, Whittington Rectory, who has now been appointed governor of Seychelles. Major Walter Jones, Cheshire Regiment:, Sinithfiekl Hotel, Wrexham, for gallantry in Palestine. Deckhand J, O. Thomas, R.N.R., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Thomas, 35, Lome St., Oswestry. He was killed in action fas men- tioned a.bove) during the naval operations off Ostend on the night of May 9 10. Hf volun- teered for dangerous rescue work and it was largely due to the magnificent manner in ■which he and his comrades carried out their duties that so many of the officers and men itf the Vindictive were rescued. BAR TO D.C.M 12316 Bcigt. J. Smith, D,C,LJ Shwp, L.l.¡ L!aQgcil$B. ?\hen all the oSiCers of hia com- pany had become casualties he took over the command, moving up and down his company front under heavy artillery and machine-gun fire, steadying and encouraging the men. qe controlled the fire to such good effect that he kept the line intact against the enemy attack. CROIX DE GUERRE. Private David T. Jones, Cheshire Regiment, the son of Mrs. Jones, White Lion Hotel, Trawsfynydd, has been decorated on the field with the Croix de Guerre for gallant services. His cousin, Sergeant W. D. Evans, a Military Medallist, of the same regiment, has been for several months a patient in a Birmingham hospital. BAR TO THE MILITARY MEDAL. 10712 Pte. (act. L.-Cpl. H. Birch, Liver- pool Regiment, Shrewsbury. 23034 Pte. W. T. Griffiths, M.M., R. W.F., Ruabon. 200408 Pte. D. Hughes, M.M., R. W.Fus., Jiuabon. MILITARY MEDAL. 19135 Sergt. G. Lloyd, R.W.F., Wrexham M2 020051 Sergt. R. N. Jones. A.S.C., Os- Tones, A. S C Os- vestry.- 18327 Cpl. C. Daniels, R.W.F.. Ruabon. 16026 Corpl. E. H. Jones, R.W.F., Ruabon. 24703 Corpl. J. Jones, R. W.F.. Ruabon. 54123 L.-Cpl. J. Jones, R.W.F., Cerrig-y- Druidion. 124123 L.-Bombardier C. H. Roberts, B.G.A.. Llangollen.. 163804 Spr. M. Davies, R.E., Bala. 6675 Pte. H. Jones, R.W.F., Dolgelly. 20914 Pte. G. Marsh, Shrops. L.I., Shrews- bury. 59782 Pte. (Lance-Cpl.) C. Williams, M. G. Corps, Whitchurch. Pte. Thomas Harry Hughes, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, 8, Powi's Place, Oswes- -try. for gallantry in France when he eaptured a German prisoner. Enlisting ort Feb. 13. 1917, he went to France on Dtc. 27 of the same year and has served abroad ever since, although he has not been wounded. He was educated at the Oswestry Council School and was afterwards employed on the Cainbran Railways at Ellesmere. MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL. ] 74387 Co.S.M. R. R. Poole, R.E., Shrews- bury.
At a meeting of the Cheshire branch of the Farmers' Union, held at Crewe on Monday, there was a discussion as to the selection of farmers' Parliamentary candidates. Em- phasis was laid on the necessity of agricultur- ists being directly represented by farmers, but there was some difference of opinion re- garding the desirability of running independ- ent candidates at the present time solely :n the interests of agriculture, A Selection Committee was appointed.
I Military Appointments
I Military Appointments. Major P. L. Congreve, M.C., R.F.A., youngest son of Mrs. Congreve, The Orange, West Felton. is gt yetted acting lieut. colo- el, Juna 6. He was one of the first recipients of the M.C., and was mentioned in despatches iu November, 1S16. Capt. W. G. Lane, K.S.L.I (T.F.), borough surveyor of Ludlow, is seconded to Labour Corps for duty as Commandant of a Prisoner of War Camp, Nov. 14, 1917. Capt. B. C. B. Tower, M.C., R.Fus., cousin of Mr. Brownlow R. C. Tower, Ellesmere, is gazetted acting major while employed as major on headquarters of a battalion, June 16.. He was mentioned in despatches on April 30. 1916. Temp. Capt. P. W. Brundit, 2nd Batt., I R.W.Fus. Volunteer Force, relinquishes his commission on joining on Officer Cadet Batt., Aug. 22. Temp. Lt. Guy Stanley Barton, M.C., R.W. Fus., is transferred to Gen. List, and gazetted temp. Capt. while so employed. He was men- tioned in despatches on Nov. 13, 1916, and on Oct. 31 of the same year was given a silver medal by the King of Montenegro, in recog- nition of his bravery. Sec.-Lt. H. W. D. Evans. son of the late Maj. Evans and of Mrs. Evans, Penymaes, Llansantffraid, is gazetted Lieut. and to re- main seconded, May 22. He was taken pris- oner by the Germans during the great offen- sive which began in March last. Cadet L. F. R. Kenyon, second son of Brig.- Gen. L. R. Kenyon, R.A.. and nephew of Mr. R. Lloyd Kenyon. Pradoe, West Felton, is among the successful candidates for army cadetships at recent competitive examinations for admission to the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. William Charles Penry Bullock, only son of Dr. and. Mrs. Bullock, was successful in pacing the recent entrance examination for the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He I was educated at Oswestry Grammar School,, and his succesn has caused much pleasure to ibis parents' many friends in the district. I _n
I I The Premier at Welshpool
I ————„———— I The Premier at Welshpool. I j A SURPRISE VISIT. A number of the inhabitants of Welshpool had an unexpected surprise on Wednesday week when they saw Mr. Lloyd George and Lord Milner strolling leisurely up and down Broad Street. The party of four ar- rived by motor at about 2-15 p.m. from Cric- cieth, and broke their journey at Welshpool to partake of lunch at the Royal Oak Hotel. In the streets they were immediately recog- nised by the few people who were about, and some of whom knew Mr. Lloyd George per- sonally remarked that he looked much more cheerful than on previous occasions when they had seen him. He chatted freely to a I number of wounded soldiers from Clive Hos- pital who were outside the Royal Oak. Mrs. Jones (Trade Hall) and her son, Master Ken- neth Jones, called upon him after lunch and, following a pleasant conversation, Mr. Lloyd George signed Kenneth's autograph album. By this time the news of the Premier's pres- ence in the town had spread and many assem- bled on the Cross to obtain a glimpse of the distinguished visitor, and as he came out of i the. Oak cheered lustily as the car left to cotffinue its journey to London.
I 1 Mr. Ellis Davies, M.P., has received fi'. ? the Ministry of N ationai Service an intie-a- j ?tion th&t"an advisory committee is to be ?.? up to deal with slate quarrymen, and that prc? teetion certificates will be granted on the re J commendation of the Committee. The Order of Good Templars are celebrat- ing the 50th anniversary of its establishment in this country- this week. The Order origin- ated in America in 1851 to spread total abstin ence and oppose the liquor traffic. In the British Isles five million people have taken its pledges it has lodges in over 100 warships and in nearly every regiment of the Army. It has recently re-established its lodge-the" Mount 1 Sion "-in Jerusalem.
¡ I Our portrait is of Mr. Newman, of 26, Lonitihill Road, Finabury Park, London, N., whose mochw writes:— "My son suffered from Diseased Right Hip, and was in and out of hospital for eighteen months. After undergoing, three operations, wbijh cbd hun no good, we deeded to try "first Clarke's Blood Mixture. Aft?r takin ? the ￼ bottle wa noticed an improvement in him, so we kept it up, and now we are glad to say he ia quite cured. Everybody we meet marvels how b. got well, and we are always glad to say it is your Clarke's Blood Alixtufe." Sufferers from Diseased Hip, Bad Legs, Abecesfi&s (fleers Glandular Swellings, Piles, Eczema, Boils, Piinplea, Sores and Eruptions, Rheumatism, Gout or any kindred complaint, should realise that lotions, ointments, etc., can but give temporary relief-to be sure of a cure, complete and lasting, the blood must be thor- oughly cleansed of the impure waste matter, the true cause of all such troubles. Clarke's Blood Mixture quioklv attacks, overcomes and repel* the impurities. Pleasant +'-> take. and warranted free from injurious ingredient. Ask for and see you get Carke's Blood Mature "EVERYBODY'S BLOOD PUI?IFIER."I Ot a? CH?Mtn?M and Storm, 4? ?d. per Bt?ue.
ITHE ROLL OF HONOUR
I THE ROLL OF HONOUR. [The Editor of the Advertizer I I would be glad if relatives of officers and men who fall or are | I wounded in the service of the country would | forward any biographical details in their poo- I session.J] 1 OFFICERS. I I KILLED. I Roberts, Sec.-Lt. Frederick Sheriff, R.W.F. j News has reached Colonel and Mrs. Sheriff Rob- i I erts, of The Gables, Curzon Park, I Chester, that I ihe:r eldes- surviving son, Sec.-Lieut. Roberts, was | was killed in action on August 29, in his twentieth I year. J WOUNDED. Ebringtoo" Capt. Viscount, M.C., Dragoons. Capt. Viscount Ebrington, M.C., ne/aew of V L T.ord Harlech, Brogyntyn, Oswiriry. !1" been wounded whilst serving in France. Edwards, Lieut. William, Canadians. Lieut. IDdwards, whose home- is at The Terrace, Welshamptou, was admitted to the Eastern Gen- eral Hospital Cambridge, on Aug. 2S, suffering from machine gun bullet through right thigh. Lieut. Edwards came over with his regiment in 1916, was awarded the M.M. and came to England to train for his commission early this year. He returned to his old Tegiment in France the end of June. His brother, George Edwards, who has been in France since May, 1915, is also in hospital at Rouen suffering from a fractured knee. Shaw, Major George Dorricott. Australian Infantry. Major George Shaw, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. George Fulcher, Morda House, has been slightly wounded in the left forearm and is in hospital in England. He hopes shortly to return to the front where he has been appointed to command a bat- talion. He was mentioned in despatches by Sir Douglas Haig in Nov. 1917, for distinguished and gallant services and devotion to duty. I WOUNDED AND MISSING, Cawley, Capt. the Hon. Oswald, M.P., Shrop. Yeo- Captain the Hon. OswaJd Cawley, M.P., is officially reported wounded and missing on Aug. 22. The fourth son of Lord Cawley of Brooilands, Prestwich, Captain Cawley is 36 years of age, and while in Egypt in the early part of the year he was elected member of Parliament for Prestwich as a Coalitionist by the Tecord majority of 5,688, his opponent being Mr. J. H, May, a Co-operative can- didate. The bye-election was caused by the eleva- tion of his father to the peerage. Lord Cawley has already lost two sons in the waT, Major Stephen Cawley, Hussars, and Captain Harold Cawley, M.P. for Beywood, of the Manchester Regiment. I SICK. Roberts, Lieut. Dan., B.W.F. Lieut. Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rob- Lieut. Roberts, son of erts, Bersham Road, Wrexham, has been invalided home from France suffering from severe trench fever, and is now at Fazackerley Hospital. Lieut. Roberts' many musical friends will be glad to hear I that he is progressing favourably. PPJSONEKS OF WAR. II Rogers, Lieut. Fred J., R.A .F. Mr. Rogers, Harddin Villa, Wrexham, one of ¡ whose sons navigated the Royal Dafodil in the ¡ Zeebrugge exploit, received a telegram on Thurs- I day morning to the effect that his youngest son, Lieut. Rogers, is a prisoner of war in Germany. 0ti the day of Sir Douglas Haig's big attack three weeks ago Lieut. Rogers left an aerodrome in France on patrol work, but failed to return; Mr. Rogers is still without tidings of his eldest son, Gnnner Rogers, R.F.A., who has been missing fourteen weeks Sinclair, 6ec.-Lieut. E. SIrs, Sinclair of Heatheraon Green, Bickley, I whose son, 8ec.-IJeut" Sinclair, was reported miss- ing some time ago, has heard officially from the War Office that her son is a prisoner of war. Mrs. Sinclair has also heard from her son himself, who iavs that he is very well, I t f N.C.O S, AND MEN. j I KILLED. 1 [Hughes, Pte. Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Bryn Terrace, Ruabon, have received the sad intelligence that their only j son, Pte. Hughes, has fallen in action while fighting in France. Jonas, Pte. George Henry, K-O.E.L, Yr, and Mrs. J. T. Jones, HI, Signal Terrace, Oswestry, have been informed that their second son, Pte. Jones, was kllled in action on Aug. S. Before joining the army he w&a for 4 years employed by Messrs, Faulks, butchers, Oswestry. His elder I brother, Pte. J. R. Jones, K.8.L.I., is at present 'I serving in France. He joined at the beginning of the war, has been wounded and served with his regiment in the Far East. j Phoen tx, Pte. Jamee Mr. J. Phoenix, 43, Talbot Road, Wrexham, has received information that his1 son, Pte. Phoenix, has been killed In action. He was recently in Wrexham on leave, returning to the front only ¡ a fortnight ago. Roberts, Pte. Alfred D., R.W.F. Mr. Roberts, corn factor, Highgate, Whitchurch, has received news of the death of his eldest son, Pte. Roberts, who was killed in action in France on Aug. 0. He joined the army about 18 months ago, and had served 12 months in France. Prev ious to joining up he was with his brother at Bronington Bakery. He was. a native of Whit- church, and was educated at Mr. Rotterts's school, Dodington. The Rev. Mr. Jones, C.F., B.E.F., writing I to the bereaved parents, says—" I am cxeeedingly sorry to have to write to Inform you of the death of your son, Pte A. D. Roberts. We buried him II to-day elotli August) in a little English Cemetery behind our lines at one p.m. I took the service, with about seven men of his battalion." REPORTED MISSING. KOIW KILLED. I Thomas, Pte. Roland, R. W .F. Mrs. Thomas, Pantgelynen, Llanfair. has received j| a communication from the War Office atitting that as nothing further has been heard of her husband, Pt. Thomas, who was reported missing ou Sept. 26, 1917, the Army Council bave been regretfully constrained to conclude that his death took place J on that date. J Wol,.Nl),ED.- I Albert, Pte. Gennoe, K.S.L.I. Pte. Albert is at present lying In a 6urrey Hos- pital suffering from wounds through the neck and back received in action in France on August 2'2nd. If-e, formerly lived with his grandmother at 12, Chapel Place. Oswestry. He enlisted with the Oswestry Pals in Sept. 1914, and has seen ser- vice in Egypt. Palestine and Srance. Before joining he was employed at the Gas Works. Barlow, Pte. W.. K.B.L.I. Pte. Barlow, third son of the Mayor and Mayor- ess of O&westry (Mr. and Mrs, James Barlow) has been wounded in the face and neck while in action in France, and is now in hospital at Tunbridge Wells. He joined the Shropshire Yeomanry in April 1916, and has served in Egypt and Palestine nearly 21 years. Cartwright. Pte. Tom, Lancashire Fusiliers. Pte. Cartwright, son of lHTB, Cartwright, 38, Quarry View, Frank well, Shrewsbury, "has been wounded with shrapnel in the legs during the recent fighting iu France, and is now in a London Hospital. This is the second time Pte. Cartwright hM been wounded. Before going to the Colonies he was boots at the Raven Hotel, Shrewsbury. Edwards, Pte. Llewelyn, Welsh Guards. Pt-e. Edwards, brother of Mr. E. Edwarde, City House, LlandyslUo, was wounded by a bomb in the Iet8 and arm on Aug. ft. Previous to joining the T army he was a member of the Denbighshire Coa- stabularly and stationed at Wrexham. Jackson, Pte. J. Owen Pte. Jackson, sou of Mr. S. Jackson, Port Hill. Shrewsbury, has been wounded in the recent fight- ing on the Western front and is now in hospital at Rouen. He went to the front some months ago. He was formerly employed at the National Prov. Bank, Shrewsbury and was at the Portisheai Branch oi the bank when he joined the army. Jones, Pte. Edwin. News has been received that Pte. Jones, Tas Jan, Ruabon, who is serving in Franct,, has reen wcided ■ in th; recent flghfng, and is now in a French Hos- pital. Row'ands, Pte. Albert, Manchester Regt. Mr. and Mrs. Rowlands, Sun View, Welshpool, Tee,eive-d a letter from their youngest son, Pte. Rowlands, on Wednesday last, in which he stated that he had been wounded in the shoulder for which hs had undergone an operation. He said that he and two chums where, in a hole when a shell burst just above. He came off luckiest. ior one of his chums was killed and the other badly wounded, but they had given the Germans such a bashing that morning. He is now in Norfolk War Hospital. Pte. Albert Rowlands joined u the age of 18, he was 19 last month and has beel iu France I) months. He had previously been a billiard marker at the Royal Oak, Welshpool, and at the Lion Royal Hotel, Aberystwyth. His parents who had a son, Sergt. Fred Rowlands, killed in France three years ago, have still four sons in France, viz.: Pte. W. H. Rowlands, Welsh RegL Pte. Norman Rowlands, R.F.A., Pte. David R. Rowlands. Cheshire Regt., and Sapper Richard Rowlands, all of whom have been out practically from the commencement of hostilities. I Missixa. Hughes, Gunner J. E., R.F.A.. Gunner Hughes, youngest son of Mr. and Ntro. Hughes, Chapel House, Pant, is reported missing since May 27. He was last seen a prisoner and unwourded in German hands. Gunner Hughes eu- liste i at the age of 18 at Xrnss 1914, and hat k been on service in France three years. I GASSED. I Evans, Pte. Ifor Anwyl, R. W .F. Mr. E. Anwyl Evans, Llanfair, has received a communication that his son, Pte. Bvans, has been gassed, and is in hospital in France. He joined up in December, 1914, and had been over the same ground in 1916, including Mametz Wood. Jones, Private Samued I Mr. J.. Jones, Smithy House, Trefynant, Ruabon, has received official information that his son, Sam uel, has been gassed and was in a serious condition on August 17. He has since been brought to a' hospital in Nottingham where, although he is also suffering from shell shock, he is progressing favour- I ably. Mr. Jones has two other sons in France. Before enlisting Samuel was employed at Messrs. J. 0, Edwards, Terra Cott& Work*, Ruabon. —
I Charge of Assaulting a StepIGranddaughter
I Charge of Assaulting a Step- Granddaughter. At Shrewsbury Borough Poked Court, on Saturday, John Parry (70). c-ab proprietor, and formerly a commission agent of Burleigh House. Tankervi! 1 o -street, Shrewsbury, who previously lived' in Oswestry and Wrexham, was brought up in custody charged with indecently assauPin j his wife's (jrand-daugihter, Thelma Swalbe (15),. on the morning otf August 25th. —The Bench ordered the oourr to be cleared during ihe hear- ing. Mr. E. P. Lewis, who prosecuted, said' the girl resided wit-h her parentis at 404, Aston Lane, Birmingham, and her father was a hairdresser. The accused married the girl's grandmother some six years ago, and the gira and her younger sister were in the haibit of spending their holidays with their grandmother. They came to Burleigh House to pay their annual visit on August 15th, but in consequence of whait occurred on the morning of Sunday, August 25th, their stay waa >curtailed and these proceedings instituted. This I little trirl and her sister were sleeping in a back bedroom on the second floor, aId the prisoner and his wife occupied a room below. Earh on Sunday morning, when the prisoners wife had ta.ken the dotrs out for a run, the girl was awakened by someone touching her, and iouji-i that it was the prisoner who was behaving iji- decently. The girls screamed, and Parry tdld them not to make a noise. Eventually, the pris- oner went away. and the girls found that their grandmother was not in The house, so that Parry had taken advantage of his wife's absence n> visit the girl's bedroom and attempt to assault Thelma. He (Mr. Lewis) would ";hat day merely call sufficient evidence to justify a remand. Thelma S'.valbe said it was about a quarter to half-past six on the Sunday morning when sh e was awakened. The prisoner was at her bed- side and the clothes had been thrown to bottom of the bed. Witness struggled and t to ReT, avray, but the prisoner heild her and haved indecently.—In reply 10 the accu> witness said she was certain about the tune, be- cause ihe looked at her wa.tdh soon aft.er,- Prisoner said he was not, in the house, bm in the stable at the time staled. He had three iobs that morning:, and he nevet saw the girl until dinner time. In reply to the question by the prisoner, Why didn't you say something to mv missis?" witness said "Because 1 was afraid of vou."—Prisoner said he told the girl she would have to tro home because there were a lot of boys in the ftbreet.—-Mrs. Swalbe (the girl's mother) interposing, said that the prisoner w.,i,3 telling a lor, of lies and had terrified the srirl.—The prisoner: Were you there?-MrA Swalbe: No, and mv mother was out taking the dogs for a run on the weir.-Prisoner: WhT is vour mother not here?—-Mrs. Swalbe: Because she is not a witness yet.—Asked by the Clerk (Mr. H. W. Hughes) whether he had anvthi-ag to say why he should not be xemanjded until Tuesday accused replied: "No: T am at your mercy, I know nothing about it.- —Tj« Chairman said Parry would be remanded until Tuesday.—Parry asked to be allowed out on bail and said he would not run away. Mr. Lewis said his instructions were to object very rtronsfjy to any bail. The girf'a grandmother being the wife of the prisoner it was very unpleasant for her. Parry said his wife would be glad for him to be allowed bail.—Mrs. Swalbe strongly re- pudiated this. and said her mother was afraid of her life. Prisoner said he had no one to look after his horses, and what were they to do— "clem" to dea.ih 1 No thought the magistrals j ougrhft to allow him hail to look after his ihorse-s. —The Olerk said someone would look after the horses, and the Chairman .said tihe Bench would not, reverse their decision to grant bail.
In a circular to approved societies, the National Health Insurance Commissioners suggest the repeal of the rule which suspends benefit to persons suffering from venereal disease. It is pointed out that this rule seems likely to have regrettable effects, by deterring patients from seeking treatment at the earliest stages. The Government have decided to appoint a eommittee "to investigate and report as to the relations which should be maintained be- tween the wages of women and men, having regard to the interests of both as well as to the value of their work. The recommenda- tions should have in view the necessity of out- put during the war, and the progress and wellbcing of industry in the future.