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PORTHCAWL URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL
PORTHCAWL URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL ADJOURNMENT TILL SEPTEMBER. I An ordinary meeting of the Porthcawl Dis- trict Council was hekl on Monday, Mr. T. James presiding. A protest was moved and carried against the sanction given by the Government to the coal-owners for the 2s. 6d. rise in the price of coal. The application by Mr. Conrad for a license for the Pavilion, which had been mentioned at the last meeting of the Council and re- ferred 'to committee for consideration, was granted. Permission was granted for Sunday concerts- to be held in the Pavilion on con- dition that half the proceeds should be given to charity. Having passed a resolution calling upon the police to deal more stringently with ''scorchers" —particularly of the motor-by ke variety—the Council ended up by adjourning till September. Mr. P. M. Crossthwaite, Government In- spector, held an inquiry on Tuesday into the proposed loan of t2,240 for drainage work. The matter was, of course, gone into very thoroughly, and the Inspector will report in due course.
ROYAL PORTHCAWL GOLF CLUBI
ROYAL PORTHCAWL GOLF CLUB. I The report of the committee of the Roya! Porthcawl Golf Club for the year ending 30th June states that the accounts show a profit of £55 17s. 9d., which, having regard to the existing conditions, and the fact that a great number of the members are serving with his Majesty's Forces, appears to be satisfactory. The committee are glad to report that the long-standing negotiations with, the Porth- cawl Golf Club House Company (1898), Ltd., have been concluded, with the result that the club house is now the property of the club. In connection with this matter, the commit- tee desire to place on record their gratitude to the following gentlemen, who generously presented to the club the shares held by them in the limitei company:—Sir W. J. Tatem, Bart., Messrs. S. H. Byass, J. S. Frazer, J. P. Grant, J. A. Jones, J. E. Moore-Gwyn, J. T. Phoenix, Sidney Robin- son, M.P., and H. S. Sutton. The annual general meeting will be held at the club- house on Saturday, August 26th, at 4.30 p.m. The commmrttee recommend that Mr. W. L. Harris be re-elected as captain, and that Messrs. H. B. Winfield, A. L. Davies. and Frank Shearman be elected members of the committee.
MUSICAL WELSH TOMMIES
MUSICAL WELSH TOMMIES. CHEERY LETTER FROM "SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND." Military Camp, Blandford. To the Editor. Sir,—Would you mind inserting a little in your valuable paper about the doings of a few Welshmen in our camp; also the work they are doing in connection with the Y,M.C.A. here? We had attempted several times to form a Male Voice Choir, but could not get on with it at all, until there arrived another little Welsh- man from Devonport, who had been under- going a course of instruction with the R.A.M.C., and who was known to some of us as a dab hand at the work. The news quickly spread that a Welsh conductor had come into camp» and he had no peace or quiet until he had consented to form a choir. Well, with- in a week of the time of the new conductor tak- ing over his duties, we all knew we had the right man in the right place. The choir came on so well under the little man's conductorsh?p that within a month they were singing at a concert given here by Miss Fraser's Concert Party from Bournemouth; also Miss Wyatt's Concert Party from the same place; and not only in these concerts did the choir ing; they also took part in the religious doings in the camp, to the delight of the chaplain, who was very thankful for their help. I was very sorry to hear, after they had been together about six weeks that there was a rumour in the camp that the Somersets were leaving, which meant the disbanding of., the choir, the conductor, L.-Corpl. W. A. Griffiths being in the Somersets. The rumour proved to be true, but we were pleased when the con- ductor annuonced that before they left there would be a concert given by the members of the choir. And I am proud to say that I had the pleasure of attending one of the finest con- certs held in connection with the Y.M.C.A.. which only shows. Mr. Editor, what a "little Welshman" can do.—Yours, etc., ONE OF THE BOYS. P.S.-I may add that the "little Welshman" I refer to is Lance-Corporal Griffiths, who is known in Welsh musical eirele5 as Afan Griffiths, of Penygraig and Tonypandy. His home, however, is at 10 Pritchard Street, Aberavon,
COWBRTDGE. I THEFT'OP BIC YCLF.. -George Edwards, printer, no fixed abode, was charged at Cow- bridge with stealing a bicycle belonging to William McCarthy, Bryneoch Farm, Bonvil- ston. P.C. Hamilton gave evidence of arrest, and said that the bicycle had not yet been recovered, but he knew where-defenclant had sold it, and it would probably be traced. De- fendant was remanded until the 21st inst.
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THE COYTRAHEN PARK RED CROSS HOSPITAL I
THE COYTRAHEN PARK RED CROSS HOSPITAL. I LADY COMMANDANT'S GRATIFYING FINANCIAL STATEMENT. FIFTY ADDITIONAL BEDS CALLED FOR The Lady Chairman and Commandant (Mrs. Ernest Llewellyn), in her address to the members of the General Committee of the Coytrahen Park Red Cross Hospital at their last meeting, expressed her pleasure at being able to report that since the last committee meeting matters had progressed very favour- ably indeed in connection with the adminis- tration of aff-airs at the Hospital, both finan- cially and otherwise. The financial statements presented to them that evening showed that'the total income of the Hospital from its inception had amounted to £1,332 4s. 9d. in cash, made tip as follows: —Donations, E463 3s.; donations towards equipment, tl82 8s. lOd.; congregational col- lections, tIO 10s. 6d.; Red Cross boxes, £72 4s. 4d. workmen's contributions—Ton Philip Colliery, £63 lis. 9d. Aberbaiden Colliery, £78 lis. 9d. Coytrahen Park Collierv, R,53 18s. lid. Grant from Glamorgan Society, £ 30; War Office Capitation fees, £103 2s.; proceeds of entertainments, fetes, etc., zC238 19s. 7d. Red Cross and St. John Joint War Societies (Sister's Salary), £28 18s. 6d.; In- terest accrued, C6 los. 7d. total, £1,332 4s. 9d. In addition to the cash receipts, gifts in kind had been received to the approximate value of L28 14s. ;5d. The payments amounted to £ 762 10s. 10d., made up as fol- lows:—Groceries, provisions, meat, etc., L145 8s. 6d. domestic expenses, t7, 14s. Id.; postages, advertising and stationery, tl3 9s. 5!d. drapery, jE123 10s. 3d. heating instal- lation, £ 8 18s. lid. renovating expenses, £ 167 5s. lid.; ironmongery and equipment, jE80 19s. 4d.; medical and surgical requi- sites, £ 29 14s. 6d.; sundries, £3 5s. 6d.; wages and salaries, £83 4s. 9d. laundry, 918 19s. 7 £ d. The balance of cash in hand and at bank amounted to t569 13s. lid., of which the sum of £ 429 2s. Id. had been placed in de- posit account. The total amount of receipts in cash and kind was very gratifying, especi- ally when the calls at the present time were so great, and the thanks of the committee were due to the workmen employed at the various collieries, whose total contributions to 21st July amounted to L196 2s. 5d.; to the friends who had given donations for general and equipment purposes amounting to £ 656 2s. 4d.; to the organisers of the various entertainments, fetes, etc., which had realised the handsome sum of dE238 19s. 7d. and last, but by no means least, to their Quartermaster and Hon. Secretary, Miss Rachel Davies, who, by her indefatigable efforts in going about at all times and in all weathers to solicit contributions for her Red Cross collecting box, had realised in this way, including the contributions made through the medium of the Red Cross box at the Hospi- tal itself, the handsome sum of L72 4s. 4d, When it was borne in mind (said Mrs. Llew- ellyn) that by far the greater proporiton of this sum had been made up of pennies, it would be readily appreciated what a great sacrifice of time and energy had been made by Miss Davies to collect this sum of money, in addition to attending to her many duties in connection with the Hospital in her capa- city of Quartermaster and Hon. Secretary. Mrs. Llewellyn drew the committee's at- tention to the fact that in addition to the JE569 13s. lid., cash in hand, there were also I amounts outstanding in respect of capitation fees of R113 16s. The actual cash surplus at date was therefore t683 9s. lid. Taking into consideration the fact that up to the 8th July, when a draft of 40 wounded soldiers arrived, only 40 patients had been treated at the Hospital from, the time it was opened, the financial position was an extremely satis- factory one. For some time there was not a' single patient at the Hospital, and as the staff had to be maintained whether the beds were occupied or not, the cost of mainten- ance per head per day was naturally heavier than would have otherwise been the case, as the War Office only paid a capitation fee of 2s. per bed per day in respect of beds actu- ally occupied. A maintenance account had been prepared, and it had been ascertained that the average cost per head per day, after providing liberally for wear and tear, worked out at 23 6s. 8d., or £ 24 lis. 6d. per week. Deducting the amount received and due in respect of War Office capitation fees, and the grant from the Joint War Society in respect of sister's salary, the net cost of mainten- ance per head per day worked out at El 3s. 6d., or P-9 Is. 2d. per week. The War Office estimate of the cost of maintenance per head in normal times, assuming all the beds were occupied during the whole time, was approxi- I mately 2s. 6d. per day, so that the extra cost of maintenance of £ 1 Os. 6d. per head per day, taking into account the high cost of pro- visions, etc., and the number of beds unoccu- pied for such a prolonged period, was very satisfactory under the circumstances. The Lady Chairman and Commandant re- gretted to report that the Matron (Nurse Wilkie) was recently taken ill, and had been compelled to relinquish her appointment. Ssister Long, who was her assistant, had been appointed Matron in her stead, and until another nurse, for whom application had been made, arrived, Sister Long was dis- charging the duties of both Matron and Sister, to their entire satisfaction. She was very ably supported by two members of the local V.A.D., Mrs. Ptfuch and Mrs Matthews, and these ladies had proved themselves in- valuable to the new matron at the present juncture. They had now 40 patients at the Hospital, so that the staff was kept fully oc- cupied. The wounded soldiers all expressed themselves as delighted with their treat- ment, and this spoke well for the care and attention bestowed upon them by the staff. However, as the committee would have gleaned from the circular convening that meeting. Major Maclean had paid a visit to the Hospital recently, and while he expressed 'his warm appreciation of the work accom- plished, and his unbounded satisfaction with the way in which the books were kept, he pointed out that the great offensive now being prosecuted in France made it impera- tive to provide greatly increased hospital ac- commodation in this country. He expressed a wish that an additional 50 beds should be provided at the Coytrahen Park Hospital—10 inside, and the remainder in marquees, which could be erected on the tennis lawn for the use of the patients who were most convales- cent. The tents would be supplied by the Military authorities, and possibly the beds as well. The provision of the latter, however, could not be definitely counted upon, and as this, together with the extra cost of main- taining another 50 or 60 patients, would affect the financial position to a marked de- gree, it would be necessary for the committee to consider the proposal very carefully that evening, and if it was decided to meet the wishes of Major Maclean, means would have to be devised to secure the finances of the i Hospital in view of the extra demands which would be made upon them. The trend of events at the various fronts was most encouraging, and with the renewed confidence which they all felt in the ultimate success of the Allies, she felt sure that the workmen at the various collieries, and the other f i-iends- who had contributed so muni- ficientlv to the funds, would make further and more strenuous efforts so that the Hos- pital should not suffer in any way. The statement of accounts and balance sheet were duly adopted, and it was unanimously agreed that ten extra beds should be pro- vided forthwith at the hosp tal. Mr. J. W. Hutchinson thanked the lady chairman and Commandant for her excellent address, which, in her absence, had been read out to them by Mr. Ernest Llewellyn, and in referring to the application of Major Maclean, declared that if the Major would assist them by keeping the beds fully occu- pied, there would be no difficulty in providing the extra beds required. He pointed out that while they were being asked! to provide extra accommodation, the hospital at Maesteg was not more than three parts full. The, "great push" was, however, going on, and it was their duty to do all they could on behalf of the brave fellows who were fighting their battles, and facing fearful odds. The increase in the number of patients would mean an ex- tra staff, but Mrs. Llewellyn had assured him that she had no doubt that the nursing staff would be quite capable of dealing with the in- creased work. Then there was the question of Doctor-- Dr. Richards: That will be quite all right, but we shall want another nurse, and she has been already applied for. Messrs. Thos Baker, John Woolley, Ben Thomas, and Howell Rees spoke on behalf of the workmen employed at the Aberbaiden, Ton Phillip, and Coytrahen Park collieries, and declared that at the adjourned meeting the workmen had agreed to increase their subscription from a Id. to 3d. per week per man for the period that the extra accommo- dation would be required. Mr. Llewellyn announced that the colliery companies, with which he was connected, had agreed to contribute another E200 towards the funds in view of the increased demands that would be placed upon them. Mr. Howell Rees, replying to Mr .E. Hop- kins' offer to organise a fete in the near future-which matter was refered to the Exe- cutive Committee to deal with, Mr. Hopkins to be inyjlted to attend the meeting,—said that the fetes could be held, and they were all very well in their way; but it was not in the nature of a direct contribution, and he thought that if the system of weekly contri- butions was extended by the Chamber of Trade and other organisations locally to other classes in that area, there would be no lack of regular funds to maintain the hospital, and if this was adopted, and the necessity arose, h-i felt confident that the colliery workmen would be prepared to contribute even more than they had agreed to at present. It was resolved that the Secretary should write to the representatives of the various organisations putting forward the need's of the Hospital, and appealing for support by way of weekly subscriptions. Mr. Yeo, on behalf of Mrs. Llewellyn, Court Colman, had much pleasure in announcing that Mrs. Llewellyn had agreed to contribute another R50 if the extra accommodation was provided. Mr. Llewelyn, and Mr. Hutchinson pro- mised "to provide another bed each. The Rector of Bettws declared he would become responsible for another, while Mr. Rallinger, on behalf of the G. W.R. Loco. Department, announced that his department had agreed to provide another two beds, together with £5 to provide for the upkeep of the two beds previously given for July month, and £1 per month in future, that was 5s. per bed per month. Mr. Birtles, Tondu Conservative Club, stated that his committee had not yet met, but he had no doubt that they would at any- rate subscribe for another bed. The workmen at North's Tondu Works would, no doubt, also contribute if they were approached, and he had mentioned the matter to the Workmen's Secretary. Mr Hopkins said that the Chamber of Trade had agreed to provide another bed, and were prepared to bring a first-class concert party down for a concert in aid of the Hospital. The Rector of Bettws referred to the fact that there were many farmers and cottagers in his parish who would no doubt contribute weekly if they were approached1. Mr. O'Regan wrote promising to give another bed personally, and to get hi^work- men to contribute weekly. It was resolved that a reply be sent to Major Maclean stating that the Committee were prepared to provide the necessary accomo- dation for the whole of the extra beds that he required, provided that he would supply the beds; otherwise, the Committee would only be able to make provision for one marquee in addition to the ten extra beds in the Hospital itself. It was further resolved to ask the local Mothers' Union to appoint a representative on the General Committee, in succession to Mrs. Prothero, who had removed from the district. Votes of thanks to all the donors for their generous gifts, and to Dr. Richards for the able maiiner in whibh he had discharged his duties as medical officer, terminated the pro- ceedings. Since the meeting was held, Messrs. Norths Navigation (through Mr. J. W. Hutchinson) have kindly promised a donation of £50..
PYLB. I CORRECTION. We are asked to state that the winner of the 1st and special prizes in the Leghorn Class of the poultry section at the Pyle Agricultural Show last week was David Rees, Glenavon Street, Taibach, and not as stated.
TONDU AND ABERKENFIG I
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EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLDS. IMPORTANT NOTICE POSTED UP. Te following notice to young men has been generally posted throughout the district by the recruiting authorities: — "On and after August 15th, 1916, all men in Group 1 and, Class 1 (i.e., men born in the year 1897), when they attain the age of 18 years 8 months will be called up and posted to the colours, but will not be liable to service abroad until they are nineteen." Previously it was optional whether a young man joined before he was nineteen.
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ISOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLBOYS PATRIOTISM
I SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLBOYS' PATRIOTISM. It was in a Johannesburg school, and tells how an impecunious master who had just come out from the Old Country was enabled to go and do "his bit." As soon as war broke out he expressed a wish to re-join an old volun- teer coi-p at Home, with which he had been connected, and which was being called up. Financial conditions, however, made this im- possible, but the. head-master, who is now in German East, solved the diffilulty. He had all the boys assembled, and in a few words explained the position. He expressed hie confidence that the boys would see to it that their friend and master would not have to stay behind for the sake of a few pound4 amd started a subscription. The boys responded with enthusiasm, and that man to-day is in the firing line. The value of the public school spirit has long been recognised' in England. Its existence in Africa is becoming more apparent every day.
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