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BRECONSHIRE WAR PENSIONS COMMITTEE
BRECONSHIRE WAR PENSIONS COMMITTEE. Y stradgynlais Arrangement Causes a Breeze. A meeting of the Breconshire Committee under the Naval and Military War .Pensions Act was held on Friday afternoon last, at Brecon, when there were present: Mr W. S. Miller (chairman), the Hon. Mabel Bailey, Mrs M. F. Thomas, Mrs Inglis, Mrs Strick, Mrs M. J. Thomas, the Hon. R. C. Devereux, I Messrs Å. Beckwith, E. Pirie-Gordon, David Powell, Owen Price, Morgan W. Morgan, John Parry, J. E. Williams, John Watkins, T. Williams, T. Morgan, W. Morgan, E. Selman, H. W. Jones, T. Prosser Jones, William Evans, T. E. Lewis, James Powell, Joseph Price, and Professor Joseph Jones. A very long time was taken up in revising the recommendations of the members from the various pension districts for the co-option on the district sub-committees of additional members. The main lines of selection settled at the first meeting of the committee were that the co-opted members should not be more in number than those already acting, and that a considerable proportion of them should have had previous experience of similar work. These lines of procedure had not been strictly adhered to in all cases, and there was a great deal of desultory discussion in consequence, and in one instance there was quite a storm for a few minutes. It was reported that Messrs E. Selman and T. Morgan had been chosen as members of the committee to represent the interests of agricultural labourers. NO EXPENSES FOR MEMBERS. Mr H. F. W. Harries, who as clerk of the County Council has so far carried on the work of the committee, reported that one member had written asking if his expenses would be paid, and he had had to reply that BO provision had been made in the Act for the payment of the expenses of any of the members of the committee. A CURIOUS SITUATION. A curious situation arose early on in the meeting. Discussion revealed the fact that one rule of action adopted at the last meeting in connection with district committee co-options did not quite square with the views now generally expressed, and the Chairman wanted to alter the record, on the ground that if a mistake had been made the best thing to do was to admit it and amend it. The Hon. R. C. Devereux thereupon proposed that the committee consider them- selves as acting under County Council rules of debate, Ac., and that the standing orders be suspended to allow of an immediate motion for the amendment desired. Mr David Powell seconded. Twelve voted each way and the Chairman, backing his "straight course" idea, said he would give his casting vote in favour of the motion but Professor Jones claimed that if they were acting under the County Council rules there must be a two-thirds majority for the suspension of the Standing Orders. The record remained unaltered. A BUILTH DIFFICULTY. The co-opted names for the Builth district sub-committee submitted by the local members only included one or two of persons with previous experience, and Mr Pirie-Gordon (hon. sec. of the County War Fund Committee) strongly urged that Miss Esmonde White, of Llanwrtyd Wells, and the Rev. J. Evans, of Llangammarch Wells, who had done a great deal of work, should be included. He moved that the Builth committee be asked to find places for them. Another motion was made that the Builth list should be referred back for reconsideration without names mentioned, but eventually Mr Pirie-Gordon's motion was adopted. Mr T. Williams, who presided at the meeting when the Builth selections were made, said their object was to get represent- atives from the whole of the district, and he prophesied a difficulty with his colleagues when they learnt what had been done that day. GLYNTAWE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD. When the Ystradgynlais district names were read out, Mr Owen Price pleaded for representation for Glyntawe. Mr Morgan W. Morgan, as one of the members for the district, admitted the reasonableness of the claim, and accepted his share of reponsibility for the omission. He added that 40 men had volunteered from Glyntawe parish, including Penwyllt, and there was no better record in the county. There were seven or eight Labour members on the list, and one of these might resign and make room for a member from Glyntawe. The Chairman If we fight over parishes we shall be here till the morning Mr. Owen Price If things are not carried on properly I would rather resign from the committee altogether. Professor Jones said that many parishes in other districts were not represented. Mr Owen Price replied that this was an exceptional case. There were only three parishes in the Ystradgynlais district, and one had been left out of consideration. Professor Jones claimed that the names had been chosen on a definite principle, the whole district being divided into three parts, and asserted that politics had had nothing to do with the selection. To this Mr OwPrice rejoined that he had not said anything about politics. Mr Morgan W. Morgan moved that the name of Mr Ellis, of Penwyllt,.be substituted for that of Mr W. E. Jones, of Penrhos, so
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as to give Glyntawe representation, and Mrs Strick seconded, but this proposal was defeated. A proposal by Mr Owen Price, seconded by Mr John Parry, to refer the whole list back to Ystradgynlais with recommenda- tion that Glyntawe should be given repre- sentation, was also defeated, and the names as sent up were adopted. Mr Devereux mentioned that he was in communication with the District Secretary of the Railway Servants' Society with a view,of getting a representative of the Railwaymen at Talyllyn on the Hay and Talgarth district committee. CLERK AND TREASURER. Mr Harries having intimated at the first meeting that it would be impossible for him to undertake the position of clerk to the com- mittee, a special sub-committee made recommendations as to the posts of clerk and treasurer. Mr Beckwith stated that Mr A. Jolly, who was in the office of the Clerk of the Peade, bad been good enough to Bay that he would under. take the post of clerk to the committee and leave the question of remuneration to be fixed at a time when they knew better what the work amounted to. They must have a clerk and hre would ask the committee to appoint Mr Jolly and leave bis salary fate future consider- ation. Mr Jones, the finance clerk to the County Counoil, was ready to act as treasurer. He did not think the duties would be very severe, and did not asIt for any present salary, but if be found there was a good deal of work the matter would be considered. Mr Beokwith then formally moved that Mr Jolly be appointed clerk and Mr Jones treasurer, salaries to be fixed later. Prof. Jones seconded and it was carried. Mr Jolly will also act as secretary to the Brecon district sub-committee. RULES AND REGULATIONS. Alluding to a number of rules and regula- tions drawn up by the special sub-committee in accordance with the scheme of the Act, Mr Beckwith said the members ought to have an opportunity of thoroughly considering these; and he moved that they be brought before the next meeting.—Agreed. _With regard to a rule of the Statutory Com- mittee dnfler the Act that pre- wWTncome was not to be exceeded in the case of any supple. mentary allowance, Mr Beokwitb remarked that if that was acted on it would cause great hardship in many instances, and more par- ticularly in the cases of the lowest paid men; and be thought they ought to enter a protest at once, in the hope of getting an alteration before they began their administrative work. He, therefore, moved It That this Committee direct their clerk to write to the Statutory Committee expressing their emphatic dis- approval of the rule which confines supple- mentary allowance in respect to rent to the pre-war income of the beneficiary, on the ground that this rule is a cause of hardship I and injustice in many instances, especially so in the cases of the lower paid ranks of labour." This resolution was unanimously adopted. It is now proposed that the County War Distress Fond Committee shall carry on all the administrative work till October 31st, instead of October 1st, as previously arranged.
MARRIAGE OF MRS GLEN KIDSTON
MARRIAGE OF MRS GLEN KIDSTON. The marriage took place at the Chapel Royal, Savoy, London, on July 26tb, of Lieafcenant- commacdsr W. G. Windham, retired King's messenger, and Mra. Glen Kidston, widow of Captain Glen Kidston, of Gwornyfed Park, Breconshire, and daughter of Mr. Spencer Chapman, of 84 Ecclestoc-sqnare, S.W. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Hugh Chapman, cousin of the bride and chaplain of the Savoy Chapel. Mr Ottoway Graham Toler, of Darrow Castle, Ireland, acted as beat man. Therlli were no bridesmaids. The kide, who was given away by her brothsr ( Mr. Fitzroy Chapman ), wore a dress of pale gray satin charmense, with large grey picture bat. She also wore a string of pearls and a diamond heart locket and carried a bonqaefc of orchidB. She was met at the entrance of the church by the choir of the Chapel Royal, who sang "Lead us, Heavenly Father." The hymn after the marriage ceremony was Eternal Father, strong to save," the sailors' hymn being chosen out of compliment to the bridegroom, who was married in naval uniform. The organist played the Bridal March from Lohengrin at the commencement of the service, and at the close Mendelssohn's Wedding March." The going-away dress was of pastel bine, with georgette crepe and small toque. Lieutenant-commander Windham will be remembered in connection with his interest in aviation, for he arranged the first postal service, which was established between London and Windsor, and as the result of which a bed was endowed in King Edward VII.'s Hospital at Windsor. He was also the donor of a 150 cap to the first man who flew the Channel on a heavier-thaq-air machine. The prize was won by M. Bleriot.
RHEUMATISM-KIDNEY TROUBLE Rheumatism is due to uric acid crystals in the joints and muscles, the result of excessive uric acid in the system that the kidneys failed to remove as nature intended, to which every qualified physician agrees, and this acid is also the cause of backache, lumbago, sciatica, gout, urinary trouble, stone, gravel, and dropsy. The success of Estora Tablets, for the treatment of rheumatism and other forms of kidcey trouble, is due to the fao that they restore the kidneys to healthy action and thereby remove the cause of the trouble, which necessarily removes the ill-effects that spring from it, and have oured numberless cases after the failure of other remedies, which accounts for them fast superseding out. of-date medicines that are sold at a price beyond all but the wealthy. All chemists, 1/3 per box of 40 'tablets, or postage free, from Estora Co., 132, Charing Cross Road, London, W.C. Brecon Agent.—WALTER GWILLIM, M.P.S., Medical Hall. I Builth Wells Agent.—T. A. COLTMAN, M.P.S., The Pharmacy, I I
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