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National Union of Teachers
National Union of Teachers. The annual meeting cf the Carmarthenshire County Association of Teachers was held on Saturday last at the National Schools, Llan- diilo. In the unavoidable absence of the pre- sident, the chair was taken by Mr Bowen, Llanelly. It was decided to ask the local association for a levy of one shilling per mem- ber for the current year. The Secretary's report made reference to the generous manner in which the press had during the year re- ported the proceedings of the various meet- ings and in other ways opened their columns for matters, connected with the Association. In his connection Mr Stanbury, the press secretary, drew attention to remarks made at the meeting of the County Council on the 28th April which, he said, deserved he serious con- sideration of the members. It was then stated that they were paid at trades union scale, but that statoement was not true. On October 9th, 1913, a slightly improved scale was adopted, but the teachers' representa- tives was never asked if the scale was agree- able, and subsequently the teachers wrote thanking the Education Committee for what they had done, but at the same time pointing out that it would not meet with satisfaction. On the motion of the Chairman, a vote cf thanks was accorded to the secretary (Mr W. J. Price) and to the .treasurer (Mr D. Thomas) Mr W. Williams, Penvgroes, in seconding the motion referred to the trust the Association reposed in them. Mr D. C. Evans, St. Clears, the incoming president, then took the chair, saying as lie did so that he could not adequately thank them for the honour conferred upon him. His fealr was that there had been such good men occupying the chair that he would not be able to approach them in carrying out the work of the chair efficiently, hut he would do what he could Mr E. R. R. Lewis was elected secretary in place of Mr Price who had tendered his resig- nation. The President in the course of his address referred to the number of their colleagues who had joined the colours and in that con- nection. dealt with the difference between the German aJid the English system of education. They had had great changes in the latter in the past but greater changes were still desira- ble. They were told to-day that teachers had a "free hand," but he did not know how they found out it existed. If the "suggestions" were not followed pretty closely they were told they should be followed. He did not know whether that was giving the teacher quite a free hand. They were required to teach so many subjects that the time table was burst- ing with them. They were in fact supposed to teacih about 20 subjects He believed the curriculum was very much too wide. With a narrower sphere they wouwld be able to do much better work. The time was frittered away in dealing with many subjects and the required effect was not produced on the chil- dren and the results were disappointing to the teacher. Dealing with the attitude of those in power towards education, he declared that the machinery for carrying it out was com- plicated. Engaged in it were the great head- quarters, the County and Urban Councils, and the local managers Some of them said they had too littIIe to do, and some said they had too much, but they managed to find time to put obstacles in the way of its spread. The teacher was not supported morally or finan- cially. The teacher had the power in his hand -in, a* «n I supposed io a"*uik> tfe teacher to support and not put obstacles in their way. He knew of an instance where at a meeting of managers to appoint a teacher ai the munificent sum of R30 a year, one of the managers said "Why my dairymaid only gets £ 20," as much as to say the teacher should not get as much as the dairymaid. At times discipline was not easy to maintain and at such times the tendency was t-o dictate to the teacher. It came to the knowledge of the parents and was transmitted to the children. In referring to the question of the supply of requisites, the President touched a sore point, aaid when lie asked "Do we get proper support in this way," there were emphatic "Noes" in reply. Teachers in country districts had to tramp miles to get the list signed ,by two managers, then he had to fiend it to the managers. Afterwards it went before the Education Committee. In a few weeks it came back with the request "Please strike out one third" (Shame). Thev, found as a result in their schools, one boy looking over the shoulder of another to read, or try to read. Not very long did the books so used live. A proper supply would make the books last longer. It was a penny wise and poiund foolish policy. Teachers knew well what aid in teachers pictures were, but in the edu- cation office they knew better than teachers did what was required, so no pictures were allowed. The President then lashed out at a tack of professionalism amoiigft teachers them selves and condemned in unmeasured tones the touting that went on to get the children to certain schools and the cramming ttial went on in such schools to prepare scholars for county scholarships. Mr D. Morgan in proposing a vote of thanks to the President, said it was full time they spoke out about the requisites. Hitherto their protests had not tee* noticed. Whi-Ist in every direction prices had gone up, and in t school requisites like other things, yet with regard to the 3s a head lor miuisites the policy of the Education Committee was with regard to them was "As it was in the begi ning is now and ever shall be." Air W Williams, Penygroes, in seconding, also expressed his hearty approval of the pre- sident's remarks on the subject. it would be taken up in earnest as all teaca b alike in the countv suffered nom it. ne wondered why in Carmarthenshire they were much lacking in the matter. It tliej maae comparisons with other counties they w ould see how much they were hampered in then work He thanked hiim too for bringing un- uo,,K- i-n +V,e ranks before tne meet- as a Jewish method He thought the scale of salaries had to do with it. There was a great aeal of it also froinff on with regard to tne scholarships,. crammed pupil rarely did well after getting Uito the County School. He was ot opinion the scholarships should be abohshed altogether as the right children did not get them. The i poorer parents could not affoid to keep them in the school even if they had a scliolai- shh? "t be better that_ tie masters should be asked if lie had bright children foi thp Countv Schools. Mr Price also associated liimselt with the Mr Price also associated liimselt with the vote of thanks. As to the moral support teachers got, it all depended on the question "What is lie getting," which was the test of position in every class of life as a general nil P. ii Mr E via lis, in replying to the vote, thollgtlt, the address had answered its purpose by the discussion it had provoked. The following motions were on the agenda for consideration^ "That in view of the total inadequacy or the salaries offered to the Oarmarthenshire teachers, it is incumbent upon the Council of the Countv Association to take such steps as may be necessary to secure a material and immediate increase in the existing scale. "That application be made to the Education Committee for an immediate advance to meet the increased cost of living, and that the affiliated local ,associations be requested to ninke similar applications to their respective education aiitJior,. ties." Several of those present took part in a dis- cussion dealing with them. That they had such difficulty in getting teachers was attri- buted to the fact of the low scale ot salaries Two hundred educational authorities paid better wages than they did in Carmarthen- shire. Under the present scale they had an ✓ example of a head mistress in an infant school getting a lower salary than an assist- ant mistress in an adjoining department. That ought not to be possible. In Glamor- ganshire it was pointed out that they were now giving all married teachers, whose salaries were under t200 a war bonus of 910 and single teaichers £ 5. It meant an expen- diture of £ 13.000 or a. 2d rate. In addition an increase of the present scale was contem- plated. The resolutions were carried as one, the second on the agenda being made the first part of the combined resolution A vote of thanks to AT Price on his retire- ment from the secretaryship was spoken to by Messrs E. R. Lewis. Stanbury., W. Williams, James Jones, the president, and Miss Callard.
The Question of Health
The Question of Health Tho question of health is a matter which If tare to concern us at one time or another when Influenza is so provalent as it if just now, so it is well to know wbat to e to ward off an attack of this mist weakening disease, this epidemic catarrh or cold of an aggravating kind, to combat it whilst under its baneful influence, and particularly after an attack, for then the system is so lowered as to be liable to the most dangerous of com- plaints. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitten is acknowledged by all who have given it a fair trial to be the best specific remedy dealing with Influensa in all its various stages, being a Preparation skilfully prepared with Quinine and accompanied with other blood purifying and enriching agents, suitable for the liver, digestion, and all those ailments requiring tonic strengthening and nerve increasing propei ties. It is invaluable for those ouffer. ing from oolds, pneumonia, or any serious ill ness, or prostration caused by sleeplessness, or worry of any kind, when the body has a general feeling of weakness or lassitude. Send for a copy of the pamphlet of testi- monials, which carefully read and consider well, then buy a bottle (sold in two sizes, 2 9d and 4s 6d) at yout nearest Chemist or Stores, but when purchasing see that the name "GwUym Evans" is on the label, fftemp and bottle, for without which none are genuine. Sole Proprietors: Quinine Bitten Manufacturing Company, Limited, UanellA South Wales.
Mr Asquiths View
Mr Asquith's View. CHURCHES AND THE WAR. The Press Bureau has issued correspondence which has passed between the Archbishop of Canterbury and Mr Asquith. The Archbishop referring to the untterable atrocities com- miitted by the Germans, estates the wrath of the people seeks utterance in action. Charac- terising the anti-German riots as senseless outbreaks which deserve stern punishment, he expresses the hope, although the enemy has adopted the infamous weapon of poisonous gas, we fell all not make reprisals which would lower us to their level. His Grace concludes: I We have given freely. But there are great iinr. -i-ii —j- 1 i,„i. any right to speak, and to my knowledge they belong to many denominations, I assure you of our eager wish to make available for the public service whatever knowledge, whatever influ- • ence, whatever maiterial resources we possess. We have urged that all those who cam appro- priately and to t.he public advantage join the combatant forces should enrol, themselves forthwith. Upon those who are precluded by age or health or circumstances from that form of service, we invitee you to call without hesitation for such aid a sthey can render by brain or hand, by voice or pen. We await your call whenever or wherever the occasion bids you malke it. The Prime Minister replied: I have read with great satisfaction and sympathy the appeal which you have addressed to me to-day and the assurances by which it is accompanied and enforced. The new developments on the part of our enemy to which you refer in the scientific organisation of barbarism, coupled with the demonstrations by the report of Lord Brvce's Committee, that cruel and wanton outrage was from the first a weapon delib- erately employed by the German General Staff, have aroused in our people a temper of righteous -and consuming indignation for vhieh, I believe, there is no precedent or parallel in our national history. "Let not the ;un go down upon your wrath" is a precept .vhieh rebukes the petty, personal, unreason- ing quarrels of social and national Me. But it has no application when the issue is fcuch that freedom, honour, humanity itself, is at stake. I therefore heartily welcome, your suggestion that the Church and the respon- sible leaders of religious opinion and feeling should enforce what has become the primary duty of every subject of the King to contri- bute loyally and without any reserve any and every form of service to the greatest and worthiest cause in which either the fortunes or the conscience of the Empire have ever been engaged.
Feeling the Pinch
Feeling the Pinch. FOOD PRICES IN GERMANY. There was again a blight upward movement n the retail prices of food during April, the 'Board of Trade Labour Gazette" records Small increases were noted in the average prices of meat, bacon, fish, flour, bread, tea and cheese, but the prices of sugar, milk, butter, margarine, and potatoes were practi- cally the same on May lse as a month earlier while eggs were slightly lower. The average change in the retail prices of food between April 1st and May 1st was an increase of be. tween 1 and 2 per cent. Food prices in Berlin, which in February were 42.6 per cent above those for July. 1914 rose in March to a level of 49.0 per cent above July prices. The rise was particularly mark- ed in the case of potatoes (56 per cent), hari- cot beans (14 per cent), and eggs (9 per cent) The monthly economic report issued by the Burgomaster of Vienna for the information of neutral countries relates to he monli of March and is summarised in the 'Neue Freie of the 17th April. It states that "scarcely anything of a gratifying character can be reported in regard to the organisation for safeguarding the public tood supply." The report mentions a grievous rise of prices" in the cattle mar- ket, in spite of the fact that the supply was much greater in March than in normal times.