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IMPORTANT CONFERENCEI OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES
IMPORTANT CONFERENCE I OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES. As as outcome of the resolution passed by the ) Montgomery Comty Council some months ago in lavour of doubing the track of the Cambrian Rail- ways as an important measure of re-construction for feveloping the prosperity of the Welsh coast resorts wd the agricultural and other induscries in the ex- pensive area served oy the line, a largely-attended conference was held art Abr ?,>twyth on Friday when adjoining counties and practically very borough and urban district served by the line were represented. It has long been an acteawledged fact that so long as the system extending to 300 miles—the longest single traci" line in the country—has less than 20 miles of double length a practically insuperable dif- Acuity, exists in popularising and developing the Welsh coast resorts and in dealing as effectively as possible with commercial tran.c. The moe ?o\' initial d to double the system is being strongly backed by all the local authorities alone th" line and efforts made to get financial .assistance from the Government in an enterpriso which iaear* so much lor Mid-Wales. Friday's conference wsu entirely arranged by the Montgomery Council but the Csoibrian Company kindly conveyed the delegates to the popular coast town by special ealoor tr-- and the Mayor (Alder- mm Wynn) and Corporation of Aberystwyth hospit, ably entertained the gathering to luncheon at the Queen's Hotel, where the conference took place. Among the 46 delegate.. present were Mr. Richard Jones, chairman of Montgomery County Council, who was voted to the chair; Col. Sir 'Edward Pryce-Jones, Bt., and, Mr. Hugh Lewis, also of Montgomery County Council; Lieut.-Col. Stafford Price-Davies, Mr. T. WaTd Green, and Mr. F. Crowte, Salop County Council Mr. Owen Price, Brecon County Council; Mr. J. H. Davies, Cardigan County Council; Mr. John Roberts, Radnorshire County Council; Mr. G. G. Davies, Merionethshire County Council; Messrs. C. E. Williams and Wm. Morris, Oswestry Town Council; Mr. T. J. Evans, Welshpool Town Council;-Air. D.d,. Jones, Llanfyhin Town Council; Mr. Henry Jones, and Mr. C. 8. Prycejaj?yor and Town Clerk 6f Mont- gomery; Mr. Bitp?w Tower and Mr. H. R. Giles, Ellesmere, etc.ffm&jor G. R.D. Hcrrison acted as secretary and those preent representing the Cam- rain Railways were; Lori Herbert Vane Tempest (one of the directors), Mr. 8. Williamson, General Manager; Mr. G. C. McDonald, engineer; Mr. H, War- wick, the newly-appointed superintendent of the line, and Mr. S. G. Vowles, assistant secretary. THE CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS. Mr. R. Jones, who was elected to the cnair on the motion of Sir Edward Pryee-Jones, said the liirge and representative gathering present bespoke the widespread and consuming interest which was taken in the project. He wanted at the outset to say a. 1 word in defence of the Cambrian Railway Directors. (Hear, hear). He did not think there was a body of men throughout the country who performed a more ij thankless task or upon whom so much undeserved criticism was showered. If they had not provided more liberal dividends for shareholders and had not lit more modet service for tfto public it was really their misfortvne and, not their fault. The Cambrian Itallways served 4 district that was one of the poor- est in the whole country. (Signs of dissent). It was completely destitute of mineral resources and large industrial concerns. It depended really upon the tourist traffic and upon the visitors who came to the seaside resorts- And yet it was a district that under favourable conditions, offered unlimited possibilities, They had in the district landscape that was un- spoilt; there was no end of attraction to people of artistic temperament, and its seaside resorts were second to none for people in iearch of health and re- laxation from work. All that was needed were travel- iing facilities to bring people down into the Welsh paradises. It was quite obvious that the Cambrian Railway Directors could not be expected to carry out a great project of the kLud in questiort on their own, and the representatives of local authorities could not turn their activities to better account fchau to appeal for State assistance in a proper quarter. (Hear, The time was opportune. Re-con- itruction was in the iir, Th* Go\ernti.
CEFN. I UOINCitiKI.— under the auspices of the (Jem Choral Society, a grand concert was held in the George Ed wards Hall, on Wednesday evening, May 7, when there was a packed audience pre- sided over by Capt. Percy Lloyd Jones. By special request. Miss Edith Davies of the Llan: dudno concerts, again appeared, and on each occasion was received with repeated requests for encores, which were responded to. The singer has a remarkable voice, and her performance drew frequent applause from the large audience. Miss May Jones also received the applause of the audience and responded to encores. Mr. J. Watcyn Hughes, Rhoe, was also a favourite, and pieces were rendered by the choir, conducted by Mr. J. T. Gabriel. The proceeds were in aid of the Choral Society.
￼ ￼ Mr. J. H. Thomas, M.P., secretary of the N. U.R., left on Saturday for Ameriea?'where I he is to take a complete rest for health r
FOOTBALL. 1 CHARITY MATCH AT I WREXHAM. WELSH INTERNATIONALS' FINE I EXHIBITION. I (By X.Y.Z.) I WELSH iNTERNATiaNALiS- 3 GOALS, I NORTH WALE& • GOALS, í I,- 1 Four thottStf^a peo} « ib-ci togevuer vu i-uc A" I course t W rexham oil Wednesday week to witness j an exhibition match between a team of We?h Luter- nationaLs, captained by WiUiam Meredith, ?nd a North Wales eleven, got tog&thfr by Mr. D. Harding j Grinitbs ? the W?h F.A. The object of the match j' was to revive interest mt-b? game, to give the j public au opportunity ct seeing oid mternaHonals I and probab!e starters for next ye?s tONnM.meat, and in addition to assist -,h,e. locl war memoriga hospital, The arrangements .jr the. match were j admirably made by the Powell Athletic Club. Mr. j if. Hughes of Ithosrobin, had charge of the teams which were composed of the following players. luternat,onais: Pee.* (Wolverhampton). Hewitt (Swansea) Lloyd Davies (North arlil ton,), Hughes (Man- Chester City), J. r. jouvs .Stoke), md O. Williams (Everton) W. Meredith (Manchester C.), Wynn (Man- chester C.), Po'oertt (Boltc_i), v. lot Jones (Man- Chester C.), and E. T. Vizard (Bolton). North Wales: N Goodwin, J. Lumberg (Conaaa s Quay), B. Owen (Chirk), E, Bickley (Gwersyllt), T. Matthias (Wrexham), D. Roberts (Southport), G. W. Jonea (Everton). T. Jones (il jichester U.), R. W, Matthews (Liverpool), S. Davies -Preston N .E.), and J. Evans (Everton). It was a thoroughly enjoyable game and the crowd fairly bubbled over with enthusiasm when outetand- t ing players like Stanley Davies (Preston and Chirk) and Matthias (Wrexham) made individual efforts to prove the ability. Few exhibition games on the Racecourse have produced su*. H sparkling play. The teams appreciated the fact that four thousand en. thusiasts, many of whom had Deen debarred from witnessing footb&ll matches for a very considerable period, had cssemblett r., see M real test of .-kill, Spectators ai-, fond of goals and the forwards sue- ceeded in scoring six. The Internationals began well and the'r superiority was secured by two clear g. at the interval, Lot Jones and WyMi KgMttiriDg The points. CTOSSing over without an interval the North W&lians, splendidly supported by Mat-th!? at centre? j half, and finely led by gtan. Davies, pierced the op- posing defence three times—Matthews, T. Jones, and ) S. Davies scoring the goals. These reverses roused the Internationals and before the end Roberts, the Bolton sharpshooter, equalised, and the wonder, Is j that the North Wales goal did not fall once or twice again before the call of time. As it was the game ended with honours easy. Comment on the form, shown by the players waa largely conined to the spirited work of Stan. Davies by those who saw the game from the grand stand. This lorward comes from Chirk and, like many other recruits from this nursery, goes across to Lancashire to win his spurs with Pre-ton North End where, with such a coach as McCall behind him, he should soon make his mark. Incidentally McCall will be training a new forward for Wales against whom he himself Jj will have to play as the KnglisU International centre- j half! Davies, however, was not the only Chirk player on view. Owen, the left back in the North Wales eleven, is another produot of the village club icr j which Mr. T. E. Thomas has done so much. He played exceedingly well and must have pleased old j Chirklanders like Meredith and Lot Jones, who both took part in Wednesday's game. Meredith is a marvel. lie is forty-lour years of age, has played j first-class football for So years and has figured fh 46 Welsh International games. He still keeps going s-id plays regularly with the City Club at Manchester. He is still a wonder and he attributes all his iuc- i cess to the fact that he had always kept himseif fit and confined hi.i training to ball practice! Modern trainers who do not believe in this one form of pre- j paring for hrst-clas3 matches If&tve to realise the fact, i that the crack footballer of the day has maintained himself in League and ILiternatiowl imatc-LWB far two decade^ by ball practice and temperate Matthias of Wrexham, was in rare form on Wed- I nesday and greatly pleased, the Welsh P.A. selector* who were amongst the on lookers. His tackling was ) fearless and he was always in the thick of the fray rendering resolute service to his side- On the Other side excellent work was done by J. T. Jones CStoke) j who is a sound half-back, Roberts of Bolton, aid i Matthews of Liverpool, deserve mention for capital work, whilst E. T. Vizard is as skilful a winger as of yore. He mystifies defenders who. are invariably I at a loss to know which way he will dash away with the ball, and his place kicks from the corner flag dis- play accuracy of aim and length. Out of the 22 men j on view the Welsh F.A. should be able to raise a strong side. The following eleven is suggested out of the twenty players on view on WednesdayPeers (Wolverhampton), Hewitt (Swansea), Owen (Chirk), i. Hughes (Manchester C.), Matthias (Wrexham), J. T. Jones (Stoke), Meredith (Manchester City) Matthews (Liverpool), Roberts (Bolton), Stan. Davies (Preston N.E.), and Vizard (Bolton W.). This will not be the final selection and in one ease the position shown is perhaps unusuai, but new men must be tried next season, and therefore inevitable owing to the fact, the the choice of the Welsh is limited. GREAT RE ORGANIZATION OF FOOTI BALL IN NORTH WALliS. A correspondent writts:-TO all friends in North Wales of the sport of football it will give great pleasure to he-ar that once again the old game seems to be coming into its own and Mr. Harding Griffiths, ¡ of Wrexham, deserves hearty thanks for giving the I lead. During the last month the gross takings on the Wrexham Racecourse, in the sem'-finals and finals of the Senior and Junior Cups, have totalled- f435, out of this total after allowances, etc. ha.ve been made to 'I the different clubs, a substantial sum will remain to be handed over for the organisation of junior foot- ) ball in North Wales. Mr. Harding Griffiths is the president of the North Walaa Alliance and thank# should also be tendered to the secretary, Mr, G. 0. ¡ Postle. The president also declares his conviction that Wales need not fear England, Scotland or Ire- laud next year if the same keen interest is taken in the game then as has been shown by the local players in their matches of the last month. Mr. Herding Griffiths has been for years a member of the j "Welsh Association and one of ita prominent leaders.! Mr. Griffiths also intimates that he will be able to hand ove s. Wbstant'ai sum from the match 00: Wrexham Racecourse (which be organliled) last Wednesday, betwee-h the Welsh International atod others. Gross receipts of £130 were taken in this ¡i match which was in aid of Powell's War Memorial Fund. The takings at this match added to the £ 4 £ 5, all above, makes a total of 956.5 in one woutla. | FURTHER JOTTINGS FROM I THE BORDER. (By HZ.) I The present Council o? the Welsh Football Associa- j tion are to remain in oN?e until August, 1920, when tttie eystem of annual elections Will be retimed. England have agreed to play Victory laser- nationals with Wales neat September, and fixtures with Scotland and Ireland are "being negotiated. These games Will be quite apart from the regular In- ternational tournament which will be resumed during j the second half of next season. ¡ A player to be watched—an. Davies (Preston N.M. and Chirk). A clever inside forward who will be j heard of very frequently next season. One of the j Manchester Clubs would have been glad to have signed bus ou, but the Deepdale directors were more suc- cessful. I have pleasure in welcoming all old friends o:.< e again to formulate the. sport of the people aiil 'li passing would point out that the Welsh footballer m this great wa- oai upheld our great traditions on the field of battle a.- he has done on the tield of sport. The records show that among the many honours gained by Welsh Footballers, are two V.C.'s &nd seventeen DAO's."—Mr. R. T. Gough (Oswestry), President of the F.A. Wales, at the last meeting of rite CouneU-the first held since the early days of the war. The Welsh F.A. have decided to promote Ioter- Varsity matches between the constituent .colleges of the University of Wales and to present cups, to the victors. Mr. T. Robbins, the Secretary of the Welsh F.A., has been accorded the best thanks of the Council for carrying on the work of the Association during the war 'without remuneration. The following fixtures have been confirmed for next seaso,i: Wales y. Scotland at Cardiff on Monday, Feb. ,23, RIOW; Wale- v. Laiglaiad, m England, March 15, 1920; Wales v. Ireland in Ireland, date to be arranged; Wales v. England- (Amateur) in Wales, Jan. 3, 1920. Welsh Senior Cup: Extra Preliminary, Oct. IS, 1910; first preliminary, Nov. l; first round, Nov.. 15; second round, Dec. IS, third round, January 12; fourth round, Feb. 7; semi-finals, Feb. 28 and March 20; final, Easter Monday. Entries by September 1, 1916. Welsh Amat Cup: First preliminary, Sept. 20; second preliminary, Oct. 25; first round, Nov. 22; second rouni, Dec 20; third round, Jan. 31; fourth round, Feb. 28'; semi-finals, March 18 and March 27; fiftal, Apr'l 17. Entries by September 1, 1919.
CRICKET, CHIRK AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. PJayed aj Oswestry, May 10. Scores:— Oswestry: H. Sanderson, b C. Morris, 2; T. Mar- shall, I, A Unwin, 0; J. Cartwright, b C. Morris 1; A. C. Roberts, not out, 10; W. G. Hunnisett, b C. Morris, 9; B. Gough. c E. Roberts, b A. Irwin, 12; W. Gittins, c G. Ower., b A. Unwin 0; H. Darling, b C. Morris, 0; R. Finchett, b G. Morris, 0: Lt Edwards, b C. Morrs, 6; J. L. Crofton b C. Morris, 0; Byes, 1 Total 34. Chirk E. Roberts b J. Cartwright, 1-3; O. Thomas, b Sanderson, 11; A. Unwin, b J. Carwright, S; C. Morris, b Cartwright, I; G E. James, c H. C. Roberts b B. Gough, 16; R Morris, Ibw, b H. Sanderson 1; B. Thomas, c W. Gittins b H. Sanderson, 5; T. Ingman, run out, 1; G. Owens, not out, 11; S. Potts, c Cartwright b B. Gough 0; C. Morris, junr., o W. Gittins b B Gough, 7; > yes, Õ, Total 75,
A recent Guardians' election at Lambeth, in which only 1,774 electors voted cost the ratepayers over L870. One ballot box, on being opened, was empty At the annual meeting of the North Wales Fire Brigades Union at Rhyl on Saturday, Lord Mostyn presiding, it was reported that the income for the year was f.57 and there was a credit balance of k22, after a further in- vestment of C2,0 in the vy ar Loan. Mr. G. W. Lacey (Oswestry), in his capacity as charity representative for the district, re- ported that nineJarigades had accounted to him for a total contribution of £29 to the Widows and Orphans' fund. In addition, the Rhyl brigade had sent £ 86 direct to head- quarters. A grant of £ 25 had been made to the widow of a Colwvn Bay fireman who had fallen in the war, and Mr. Lacey added that in the last four years quite a number of similar grants had been made in the district. The union was most anxious to raise its in- vestment of £ 15.000 for the purpose of the Widows and Orphans' Fund to £ 20,000, in order that it might be able to grant not less than L500 per annum, for, through increased membership and war casualties, there had been a large increase in the number of claims. Lord Mostyn was re-elected president, Mr. E. C. Jones, Dolgelley, chairman of the Council, Mr. G. W. Lacey, Oswestry, vice-chairman and charity representative. A't the close of the meeting Lord Mostyn presented long ser- vice medals to Mr. G. W. Lacey, Oswestry (20 years) and Fireman Henry Roberts, Os- westry (10 years).
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