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BRIDGEND iiibixiiCi CiUmuiL
BRIDGEND iiibixiiCi CiUmuiL COAL SUPPLY. I NOTHING SAID ABOUT THE PRICED" in ordinary meeting of Bridgend Urban District Council was held on Tuesday night. The members present were: 3tr. Geo. Bevan (in the chair), Messrs. Geo. Hirris, J. T. Hitt, Henry Abbott, and Wm. Jones, with the clerk (Mr. J. T. Howell), the deputy clerk (Mr. Ivor M. Howell), and the surveyor (Mr. Wm. Bevan). Before commencing the business, the Chair- man said it was his duty to ask the Council to place on record a vote of condolence with the family of the late Mr. NVsn. Howell (Pen- coed), the father of their esteemed clerk.- He proposed such vote, which was seconded by Mr. George Harris, and* passed in silence, all standing to show sympathy with the motion. In the r^retted absence (as the Chairman explained, through indisposition) of Mr. J. G. Jenkins, Mr. Harris submitted the report of the Finance Committee, which was adopted- Mr. Hitt read the following report of the Works Committee:— Plans.—The plan of proposed extra bed- room at a cottage, Newcastle Hill, for Mr. Wm. Jones, is recommended to be passed Allotments.—The committed recommend that a committee—consisting of Messrs. Hy. Abbott, George Harris, and J. T. Hitt—inter- view Mr. J. M. Randall with a view of ob- taining a field at White Rock for allotments. "Fire Brigade Requirements.—The com- mittee appointed to go into this matter, pre- sented their report, and the surveyor was in- structed to prepare an estimate of the require- ments for the next meeting of the Works Com- mittee. The committee also submitted a re- port on the test of fire hydrants. The com- mittee were asked to make a further test of the hydrants with the water mains connected direct with the service tank at Ogmore Down, with an official of the Water Company. Cowsheds and Dairies.—The surveyor pre- sented a detailed report on this matter, and recommended that notices be served to remedy the defects forthwith. Cost of Hired Team-Labour.—In view of the cost of hired team-labour, the committee recommend the surveyor to look out. for a suitable horse, with a view to purchase." The motion for confirmation of the report was seconded by Mr. Harris, and passed nm.. con. The Surveyor (Mr. Wm. Bevan) reported as follows:— Gentlemen,—I beg to report that there has been no case of infectious disease notified during the last three..weeks. "In continuation of the house inspection, 19 houses in South Street, 16 at the Square and Newcastle Hill, and 7 in Phyllis Avenue have been inspected. Preliminary notices have also been sent to the owners to remedy the defects. Allotment Land.—In response to the ad- vertisement in the Gazette,' and posters in shop windows, 12 applications have been re- ceived for garden allotments at Waterton Lane. I have also been in communication with the owner and tenant of a field near Green Street, the tenant of which is willing to hand it over to the Council, but so far the owner has not given his final decision tt rent the land for allotments. Sunday Street Cleaning.—Having given the Saturday night street cleaning my per- sonal attention, it has been found unnecessary to further continue the Sunday morning paper picking, which has been discontinued since the 10th inst. j Stoppage in Town Main Sewer.—Through heavy matter from the slaughter-house being forced into the sewer, a stoppage occurred in Xho whole of the main sewer from the lower j parts of the town, and considerable difficulty was experienced in clearing the stoppage and getting the sewer in working order again. Frozen Streets.—In order to keep the road surface safe for traffic during frosty weather, sand has been used on all slippery parts of the roads and pavements." Mr. Hitt asked what would be the cost of cleansing the sewer? The Surveyor replied that he was not yet able to state definitely. Mr. Bevan was instructed to present a de- tailed report to the next meeting of the Council. UNNECESSARY LUXURIES"—UP AGAINST "JOHN BARLEYCORN." A letter was read from Mr. Glyn Thomas, clerk to the Blaenavon Urban District Coun- cil, stating that he had been instructed to for- war d a copy of the resolution (as under), and express a hope that the Bridgend Council would pass a similar resolution and forward a copy of the same to the Prime Minister, the President of the Board of Trade, and the Member of Parliament for the division. The resolution wlaich the Blaenavon Council has carried unanimously runs thus: That this Council emphatically protests against the use of milk and sugar in the manufacture of sweets and confectionery, which can only be regarded as unnecessary luxuries, thereby re- sulting in the greater shortage of milk and sugar for the necessaries of life. Drastic ac- tion should therefore be taken by the Board of Trade to prevent such extravagance. This Council are also of opinion that steps should be immediately taken to prevent the use of barley for the manufacture of beer when such use could be better directed for the feeding of pigs, etc., which form such an important ar- ticle of human food." Mr. J. T. Hitt: I think the Government have decided that the supply of sweets and confectionery should be curtailed very shortly. I am prepared to support it. Mr. Harris moved accordingly. Mr. Abbott said he was prepared to "go the whole hog," with which euphemism the Coun- cil concurred. KING COAL. I The Clerk read a letter from Mr. FinJay A. Gibson, Cardiff, secretary of the District Coal and Coke Supplies Committee for South Wales and Monmouthshire (appointed by the Board of Trade), setting forth the arrange- ments made by the committee with reference to the supply of house coal during January, February and Mach next, copies of the circu- lar to be sent to each of the coal merchants ini the district as the best means of advising them of the scheme. In his letter Mr. Gibson writes The committee have now consi- dered the question of supplies for the months of January, February, and March next. The committee have decided that all the Colliery Companies in the South Wales and Mon- mouthshire District shall be instructed to supply the same merchants with the same quantity of house coal in—January, 1917, as they supplied in October, 1915; February, 1917, as they supplied in November, 1915; March, 1917, as they supplied in December, 1915. It is considered that this is the best course to adopt, as each Colliery Company will then know to whom, and what quantity, they have to supply each month, and the mer- chants will know to which Colliery Companies they have to apply for their house coal, and the quantity they are entitled to order from each Company. For example, assuming a merchant bought in October, 1915, from a Colliery Company (B) 500 tons, and from a Colliery Company (C) 200 tons, he would be entitled, under the above arrangement, to buy from Colliery Company (B) 500 tons, and from Colliery Company (C) 200 tons in Janu- ary, 1917; and similarly, if he bought from Colliery Company (B) 300 tons in November, 1915, he would be entitled to 300 tons in Feb- ruary, 1917, and so on. The scheme has re- ceived the approval of the Board of Trade, and must not be deviated from by the mer- chants. It is most important that every effort should be made by any committee ap- pointed in YOUT district and by the coal mer-, chants to point out to the householders the urgent necessity for the strictest ecenomy in the use of fuel, and the committee request that every assistance possible shaM be ren- dered to keep the requirements down to the lowest possible limit. It is hoped that any committee appointed by your Council will assist in carrying out the above arrangements and will deal with any detailed complaints Trom householders before any appeal is made to the Board of Trade Committee." The Chairman It ivll very well so far as it goes, but suppose one of the merchants should disappear; should the general public then run short? The Ckerk: That is the difficulty. The Chairman: He only wishes to supply the same quantity. Mr. J. T. Hitt: I was appointed secretary some time ago, and was asked to get particu- lars from -11* coal merchants, and furnish them to Mr. Gibson. I obtained all the necessary information, but have since heard nothing more about it. The Clerk (Mr. J. T. Howell): That is the position of the committee. Mr. Hitt: It is nearly twelve months ago since I supplied the information. Mr. Harris Nothing is said about the price. Mr. Hitt: Which is the most important thing, and it does not even arise. The Chairman: We can't do anything more. It is simply sent to us. The Clerk: And it will be sent to the coal owners. TJte subject then dropped.
BRIDGEND GROUP OF SCHOOLS
BRIDGEND GROUP OF SCHOOLS A meeting of the managers was held at the Council School, Bridgend, on Thursday after- noon. There were present: Mr. John Grace, Porthcawl (chairman), Mr. George Harris (Bridgend), Mr. Thomas Palfreman (Heoly- cyw), Revs. F. C. Williams (Coychurch), T. M. Williams (Kenfig Hill), and T. C. Williams, (Pyle); with Mr. W. Bryn Davies (primary in- spector), and the acting cler (lr. D. Llew- ellyn (solicitor). The Rector of Coychurch (Rev. F. C. Wil- liams), in proposing a vote of sympathy with the lamily of the late Mr. W. Howell, J.P. (Peneoed), said deceased was one who served his day and generation wisely and well, and his place in the district it would be difficult to fill.—Mr. G. Harris seconded the resolu- tion, which was carried in silence, all stand- ing.—It was resolved to issue summonses for irregularity of attendance against defaulting parents residing in the respective districts.
i = PYLE. DEATH.—We regret to announce the-- death of Mrs M. J. Howell, The Villa, Pyle, on Monday of last week. Mrs. Howell was well known throughout the district as the daughter of the late Rev. E. Williams, who had been the popular pastor of Cornelly Chapel for a large number of years. Her mother was the sister of the late Mr. B. Daniel, Bryndu, colliery agent to the late Mr. C. R. M. Talbot, M.P. The deceased lady was of a quiet disposition, particularly straightforward, and was esteemed by all who came in contact with her. Mrs. Howell had been ill for the past 12 months. The funeral took place on Friday, when a large number from the district gathered to pay their last tribute of respect and to show their sym- pathy with the sorrowing husbénd and only daughter in their affliction. The coffin was borne to the Parish Church. The vicar (Rev. A. J. Arthur) officiated very feelingly.
When You Havetit A [» # Minute to s Spare 9 c; H. LEVINE, Tailor and Outfitter, MARKET BUILDINGS, BRIDGEND.
COWBRIDGE SIFTINGS I
COWBRIDGE SIFTINGS. I (By VELOX.") I fC* A The lighting restrictions, or some other re- strictions, are responsible for strange happen- ings in Cow bridge. A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse We forget whether it was old Noah said this when gathering his animals into the ark, or whether it was hun- dreds of years after that the stalwart Illtyd proclaimed it on the heights of Colhugh. Our history may be at fault, but if either of these gentlemen said it, then history has repeated itself, with a slight variation. This time it vfas"*the night of Cowbridge Fair. A sub- dued voice floating on the midnight air was heard in the neighbourhood of Llantwit Major —"My horse, my horse! Where the Dickens is my horse" while an echo came back from St. Athan way: "If this horse is not my horse, whose horse is my horse ? And if my horse is not my horse, whose horse is this horse of mine ?" After all, it was only a bit of a mix up. probably due, as we say, to the lighting restrictions at any rate, one of the victims, in order to avoid a repetition of the jumble, on his last visit to Cowbridge took the pre- caution to have his horse's tail well sprayed with white-was-h! «» ? t If there is anyone in Oowbridge who de- serves a pat on the back just now, it is our worthy Vicar. He, at any rate, is doing his best to cater for the healthy amusement of the people. Sorry to see him come a cropper on the ice the other day, but when he laughed, we laughed. By the way. that was a smart acrobatic performance a young lady of the P.O. treated us to in Croft Street on Tues- day 1 n The funeral of the Rev. Edward Jenkins, of Llanmihan^el (whose death is reported in an- other column) took place on Tuesday at. Llan- mihangel, and was a very impressive one. The chief mourners were:—Alderman L. Jen- kirw. Cowbridge (brother); Councillor and Mrs. W. L. Jenkins and W. Jenkins; Mr. George Jenkins, Port Talbot: Mr. W. A. Williams, Tremains; Miss E. Williams, Clif- ton (niece); Mr. and Mrs. Irvine, Southern- down. The officiating clergy were Rev. H. S. Nicholl, R.D., Llandough; Rev. W! F. Evans, headmaster, Cowbridge School; and Rev. R. David, Llantwit Major. There was 1t large and representative gathering of well-known farmers of the Vale. Many beautiful floral tribHt were sent by members of the family, and hv the general public. The rev. gentle- man will be much missed, especially in his own parish. He was a great worker, but of un- ass-uming disposition, and above all was one who preferred to do good without publicity.— The service at the church was partly choral, Mrs Jones (Lisworney) presiding at the organ.
HEOLYCYW AND DISTRICT NOTES
HEOLYCYW AND DISTRICT NOTES By SILURIAN." The labour of love rendered by the Red, White, and Blue Pierrots, of Ogmore (so effi- ciently conducted by Mr. Tom Thomas, who is the soul of the party) throughout the length and breadth of South and Mid-Glamorgan to committees organised to assist soldiers and their dependents, is nowhere better appreci- ated than at Heolycyw, where a second per- formance (but an entirely new programme) was given on the 13th inst. There was a splendid attendance at the first performance in October, but last week's event attracted an audience, scores of whom were unable to find even standing room in the Central Hall of the Council Schools. Mr. Abraham, the genial agent of Raglan Collieries, presided. No wonder this brilliant company is offered many more engagements than it can accept. Already this season it has been the means of providing scores, if not hundreds, of pounds for soldiers and soldiers' dependents' com- forts, and during Christmas week of 1916 Og- more Pierrots will be blessed in the trenches and in hundreds of soldiers' homes. Miss G. Price (soprano) and Master Jimmy' Lewis, juvenile artiste, are great acquisitions to the party. %t I MULTUM IN PARVO. Some local applicants for allotments are go- ing to apply to the Board of Agriculture.— Several passenger and other trains passed through Heolycyw on Sunday owing to the ac- cident on the main line-- near Penected.—This should stimulate applications for regular ser- vice.—Mr. D. M. Arbuckle, the esteemed agent of Meiros Colliery Co., is ready to lend his and his company's influence.-Thanks to the exertions of Mr. M. W. Payne, our sol- diers' children will be liberally regaled to-day with sweets, nuts, oranges, and crackers, kindly provided by Bridgend tradesmen.—One Heolycyw workman, who keeps pigs and poul- try on the Common, calculates his net profit at jE20 per annum, and he is not a man who goes by the rule of thumb, but can give chap- ter and verse.—What our friend does, can be done by scores of others here.
COITY WALLIA COMMONS
COITY WALLIA COMMONS. We understand that the Board of Agricul- ture have communicated with the local authorities, agreeing to the main points raised by the Parish Councils, and that they are anxious to proceed at once to have the new Order sealed and confirmed by Parliament. This means that the regulation order for the Commons will very soon be on the Statute Book.
NEWBRIDGE FIELDS IN WINTERI
NEWBRIDGE FIELDS IN WINTER. The frost is glistening on the fields, The sun lays bare the glassy slopes; What love and joy such beauty yields, What slumbering promise, and what hopes! The blackbird perched upon the bough, The river rolling dark and clear; The fears of night are passed, and now All nature sings that God is near. The shrinking plovers hovering low O'er furrowed fields beflecked with frost, And countless seagulls come and go, All bent upon their hungry quest. The cky above, so soft and blue, The grass beneath, so hard and white; The hedgerow berries, bright in hue, Give colour to my heart's delight. —GLADYS DAPHO POWELL.
OGMORE VALE I
OGMORE VALE. GIPSY LEE, Blackpool Palmist, holds recep- I tions daily, Living Carriage, Riv £ r Street, Ogmore Vale. Fee, 6d. 9298
BENEFIT CONCERT AT MAESTEG
BENEFIT CONCERT AT MAESTEG. MELODIOUS MALE VOICE CHOIR. At the Town Hall on Wednesday evening last, Mr. Jenkin Jones, J.P., presiding, the "Melodaans" Male Voice Choir, unde-r the able conductorship of Mr. Richard Powell, gave a benefit concert in aid of Mr. William Davies, of 5, West Street, who has been ill and unable to work for the last eighteen months. The artistes were Mr. E. Jenkins, Madam Jennie D. Ellis (Blaengarw), Mr. Silas Morris, Mr. Josiah Thomas, L.T .S.C., and Mr. Isaac Davies. Owing to the death of a near relative Mr. W. E. Llewellyn (Caerau) was unable to fulfil his engagement. The party were ii. excellent form, and each of their items were rendered artistically and deservedly encored. Madam Ellis was in her usual good voice and was quite a favourite. Messrs. Isaac Davies, and E. Jenkins and Morris (two popular baritones of the party) enhanced their reputations as concert singers and Miss C. Davies accompanied the singers in her usual able manner. The singing of "God Save the King" brought a very pleasant evening to a close.
FOR THE RED CROSS
FOR THE RED CROSS. SUCCESSFUL CONCERT BY MAESTEG SECONDARY SCHOOL. A very interesting concert and dramatic performance in aid of the Maesteg Red Cross Hospital was given on Wednesday afternoon last week at the New Theatre (by permission of Messrs. Hamilton and Pearce) by the Maesteg Secondary School. There was an excellent attendance. The headmaster (Mr. G. S. Griffiths) and his staff are to be compli- mented on the very attractive programme, and the delightful manner in which it was carried out. The programme consisted of the familiar Welsh airs i"Pant y Pestell," "Fwyalchen," and "Nos Galau," by the School Choir, un- der the able conductorship of Mr. J. Oswald Williams, the music master of/ the school. The next item was a scene from Mrs. Gas- kell's "Cranford." The oaste was as follows: Miss Betty Barker, Lillian Poole; Miss Ma- tilda Jenkins, Sarah Parry; Mrs. Forrester, Ethel Grice; Miss Pole, Geridwen Hughes; The Hon. Mrs. Jamieson, Lizzie Eynon; Peggy, Vera Thomas. Next came a chorus by the choir, "A wet sheet and a. flowing sea," which was very effectively rendered. This was followed by two scenes rrom "Machan Mawr I" (Dy- fuallt), in which the caste was as follows:- Twmi, D. H. James; Siams, D. G. Evans; If an, Irfon Evans; Dewi, D. G. Richards; Abram, A. J. Bowen; Sian, Ceridwen Hughes; Martha, Elsie Murray; Chiwaban-, wyr, T. J. Bev-an and T. A. Bowen. This scene was very naturally performed and created much laughter. After a song, "Shepherd's Cradle Song," beautifully ren- dered by Miss Elsie Evans, the famous trial scene from Pickwick (Bardell T. Pickwick) was presented. This was very amusing and much appreciated by the audience. The characters were as follows:—Mr. Justice Stareleigh, T. J. Bevan; Messrs. Sergt. Buz- fuz and Skimpin (counsels for the plaintifl), Irfon Evans and W. J. Evans; Messrs. Sergt. Snubbin and Phinky (counsels for the de- fendant), D. H. James and Evan Ll. Thomas; Mr. Pickwick (defendant), Trevor Hughes; Samuel Weller (his servant), D. G. Evans,; Mr. Winkle (his friend), A. J. Bowen; Mrs. Bardell (plaintiff)-, A. Anthony; Mas- ter Bardell (her son), M. Woodward; Mrs. Cluppins and Mrs. Sandars (her friends), Merfina Evans and Elsie Murray; Clerk of the Court, W. Evans: Usher, T. J. Williams. The singing of Hen wlad fy Nhaddau brought a most enjoyable afternoon to a close. —————————————
GARW STRANDED SOI DIERS FUND
GARW STRANDED SOI DIERS FUND. /To the Editor. Sir,—It is about time that the question of conveying our local soldiers from Bridgend was ventilated. Had we been business-like we should have known how these people pro- posed working their system for the convey- ance of wounded soldiers from Bridgend. The idea of motor conveyance is all right, but under the present regime it has become a miserable failure. It is "miserable" because the existence of our present system prevents other people taking the matter up. It, is a "failure" because the result is not equal to the amount of money contributed to the fund. In the Ogmore Valley a echeme with the sanie- object is working well. Why? Be- cause you have people there who are prac- tical and resourceful. For instance, see how they conduct the operations of their W oJiJ- men's Institute. If the Garw people had copied the Ogmore people I don't think we would have much to complain of as regards conveyance of stranded soldiers. The whole thing is evidently being misman- aged. Of course, there is a book kept at Bridgend, with "Stranded Soldiers' Fund" written at the top in bold letters. As a rule, there is a winding-up of accounts in Decem- ber, and a public account like this should be audited. An itemised balance sheet should also be published. The balance sheet should be made out in such a way as that all districts that have contributed to this fund will know exactly what they have contributed apd what benefits they thave received. Personally I have not met a soldier who has received any benefit from this fund, but I have met scores who have not. It is a disgrace to hear that soldiers on leave from the trenches have to hang about Bridgend for hours or tramp it. A statement as to how much money has been contributed from the Garw Valley to this fund, the names and addresses of soldiers who have benefited, etc., ought to be forth- coming.—Yours etc., on behalf of the Ocean Lodge, D. H. DAVIES (Cbeckweigher), Ocean Colliery, Blaengarw. j
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*1 15 Garw GleaningsN. (By LLOFFWR ARALL) $. This is our third Christmas during this ter- rible war; and unfortunately many of our brave lads will have to spend their third Christmas in the ttenches. Hard luck! Our brave sailors arc shielding our shores, and there is no doubt this continual vigilance must be a great strain on their nerves. < < It is not a question of "What is the Navy Doing?" but "What is the Navy not doing?" God knows they deserve every considera- tion from us; and' when we sit round our Christmas fires, with every comfort around us, let us at least give a thought to the gallant men who are fighting on our behalf. And if we want to put our kind thoughts into active motion, let us see to it that their dependents are adequately provided for during their absence. We may say, however, that compared with other districts, Garwites are certainly to be congratulated upon their efforts in this re- spect. « We may rest assured the Naval blockade is playing a great part in the struggle—but wait till Lloyd George puts the strangle-hold on them! By # » hotiour to the By the way, isn't it a great honour to the "Land of My Fathers" that a Welshman has risen from the ranks to be made Prime Minis- ter of England-at the most critical period in all our history ? All honour to the "Little Welsh Attorney," and success to the All if's We regret the omission of the name of our old Ganv tenor, Mr. W. Cerddor Davies, Porthcawl, from our account of the Ponty- eymmer presentation in last week's issue. » » This week "Lloffwr Arall" received a letter from France from Pte. Bryn Rogers (Tiny), of the Fish Bar, Pontycymmer, asking if the Pantvgog ."Sunday Market" really exists, or is it a "fictitious name"? The answer is "At the Pantygog Sunday Market you can get anything, from a rabbit to a horse; a nail to a trap; or pitch-and-toss up t-o manslaughter!" Thi^ week-end, however, they intend having a Christmas turn-out! So look out for the result in our next issue. I One ifour local n?rnsteTs wa? overheard in very spirited argument with a porter on a cer- tain station, over a half-penny. Anybody that is anxious to fight for their rights cannot do better than drop a line to Lord Derby; he'll put them on something worth fighting for! A ladv in a local hotel was accidentally im- prisoned in the beer cellar! The young man who rescued her remarked "What a lovely little place to drown in!" A young man from the lower part of the Valley was seen out with his trousers put on the wrong way! We wonder if he thought he was going home when he was going to work ? Another person from the same -part--a female, too—was seen battering a cat against a wall, and after nearly killing the poor thing, went to drown it. Shame! | Pity the R.S. P .C.A. representative wasn't notified. Since the last fire that occurred dozens of Garwites have hastened to insure their houses and furniture. Good spec'! • • • A remarkable thing happened on the occa- sion of the fire at Mr. B. Thomas's, Ponty- cy miner. • • • Their dog, after the outbreak, seemed to scent the danger, and forthwith ran to the smith's shop, where his master was employed, and commenced running around the anvil. Pity the animal was dumb. 0 We congratulate Mr. D. C. Jones, Blaen- garw, upon passing the A.T.S.C. examination. « • It was a "bit rough" on the Ponty lady who was seen sneaking the "rind" off the pork on the table at the house of a friend. A house-to-house collection will take place throughout the Garw Valley on Christmas Day for a fund towards relieving the poor Bel- gians. We learn that a local butcher borrowed an- other tradesman's horse without permission. A fight ensued, the combatants being re- ferred to as "Steak and Chirps!" When purchasing coke in future, buyers might see that it is dry; otherwise they may be paying for half-water. 1 We learn that a local knut who intends get- ting married at Christmas time, entrusted a friend with a 9-gallon cask of beer-in readi- ness to celebrate the great event! To his surprise and sorrow, he has just dis- covered that the trusted friend, with his friend's companions, have already consumed the "ni ne-er!" A railway employee botrowed a "Gazette," and copied a certain "par" to show his wife. "Some" economy! Who was the Blaengarw landlady that caused her lodges to go to work at 6 a.m. in- stead of 1" a.m. ? One lodger was seen "hurrying, up the road at 5.55 a.m.. munchfng his breakfast en route. We suggest the lodgers "club up" and get the clock repaired! The amount sent to the Coytrahen Red Cross Hospital Fund was R6 7s. 6d., being the amount of benefit derived from the Football match between Bettws and Garw. • • • One of our Ponty. miners, on his way home from work,, drowned a cat. • # A After his upsetting experience, nothing could revive him but a cup of—a hem, beef tea. We presume he was a conscientious ob- jector! 4 A Blaengarw lady boiled her Christmas pud- dings on a fire made in the backyard. 0 A haulier passing asked her if she was boil- ing puddings for the Welsh Regiment? • • No," she replied, "I was informed that you are always in want!" j | (Continued on Bottom of Next Column).
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(Continued from previous coluinn). With regard to the gramophone and records for Salonica, we may state that the subscrip- tion list is now closed, and full details of the ? purchase, etc., will be published next week. » We have previously acknowledged receipt of EC 4s., and this week we received the follow- ing:—Emrys Williams, Is. Jim Palmer, Is. j Francis Thomas, Is. and Pontyrhvl friends (per Mr. Robert Roberts), 9s.; total, 12s. Total cash, £ 6 16s. needles and records, value. E4 13s.; grand total, jEll 9s. Bravo! < We take this opportunity of wishing all our readers a Happy Christmas. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THB CENTRAL GLAMORGA8 PRINTING AND PUBLISHING COMPANY, LTD., At THE GLAMORGAN GAZETTE" OFFICES, QCIHI STREET, BRIDGEND, GLAMORGAN. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22nd, 1916.:
MAESTEG. FUNERAL. The funeral of Mrs. Lloyd, Bridgend Road, Maesteg, was mentioned in our- last issue, but as it took place on Thurs- day full particulars were not to hand. The officiating ministers were Rev. Iorwerth Joaes (Bethania), assisted by Revs. E. W. Probert (Bethel), Ben Jones (Calfaria), and T. H. Morgan (C.M., Libanus). The mour- ners were Mr. Thomas Lloyd (widower), Mr. and Mrs Llewellyn Lloyd and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lloyd (sons and daughters-in-law),. Messrs. Moses, Willie and Pte. D. Maddock Lloyd (sons), Misses Sarah Ann and Gwla-dys Lloyd (daughters), (Mrs. Isaac, daughter, was unable to attend through illness), Misses Ethel Isaac and Frances Lloyd (grand- daughters), Mr. and Mrs. W. Griffiths, Port Talbot (brother-in-law and sister), Mrs. L. Evans (sister-in-law), Mr. W. Lloyd (brother- in-law), Mr. and Mrs. D. Hawkins, Cardiff (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. Evan Lloyd,. Pontycymmer (brother-in-law). Other rela- tives present were Mrs. E. Williams, Mr. W. Brython Thomas (Port Talbot), Rev. B. T. Jones (C.M., Neath), Mr. and Mrs. Jonee, 1 Mr. Ivor Jones, Mr. E. Evans (Pontyberim),. Miss M. Lloyd, Mrs. Bevan, Mrs. Hughes 5 (Pontycymmer), Mrs. J. T. Peregrine, Mr- and Mrs. M. Rees, Mr. and Mrs. J. Morrist Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. A. Maddock, Mrs. J. Scott, Miss K. Scott, Mrs. R. Bowen, tr. M. Bowen,. Mrs. Bevan, Mrs. H. Thomas (Maesteg) and Mrs. J. Thomas (Caerau). The hymn tune.,& il tsung at the house were "Bydd mvrdd o rhv- feddodau," and at the graveside "Yn y dy- froedd mawr ar fdiiau." The funeral ar- rangements were carried out by Mr. W. T. Lewis, undertaker, Castle Street. Lettem regretting inabilitv to attend were received! from Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, M.E. (Swansea),. Mr. and Mrs. T. Pryce (Cwmtwrch), Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans (Tonyrefail), Mr. and Mrs. T. Bevan (Ti-eharris), Mr. and Mrs. L. Harding (Kidwelly), Mr. and Mrs. Williams (Port Talbot), Mr. Gwilym Jones (Briton Ferry),. Mr. D. Davies (Maesteg).
OCTMORE VALE. TO-ENTER O.T.C.—Ogmore Vale is proud. of Sgt. D. C. Hunter, R. W.F., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter, Aber Houses, Ogmore Vale, who, though only 19 years of age, has been in the battles of Loos, La Boiselle, Mametz. Wood, and others, and has been "mentioned in dispatches." Sgt. Hunter is now home for a. short rest, and intends shortly to enter the Officers' Training Corps. His many- friends will, we feel sure, wish him every suc- cess. QUARTERLY MEETINGS. The quar- terly meetings of ethlehem Church, Ogmore- Vale, were held on Sunday. Mr. W. Jones, Highland Place, presided over a very success- ful meeting. The following rurtistes contri- buted :—Master Glyn Mansel, Mesdames Phyllis Mansel, Gladys Mansel, Phcebe Jones, Ethel Jones, Doris Elward, Katie Rees, Dorifr Jones, Gwyneth Lewis, Katie Rees, Gwyneth Thomas, Eleanor Powell, Evelyn James, Mavis; James, Miss Jenkins, Masters Glvndwr Owen, Howell Williams, D. J. Hughes, R,. G. Hughes. Teddy Rees. Glyn Lewis, Maldwyrn Lewis, T. J. Thomas, Glyn Owen, Mesdames Edna Hopkins, Annie Owen, Morfydd Jonee, Gwen Price, Howell Williams, Muriel Hughes, Maud Jones, Gunner Lewis, Miss Katie Reee* and Madame Gostick.
NANTYMOEL. RED CROSS SUCCESSES.—An examina- tion in hygiene and sanitation was held under the Red Cross Society at Nantymoel on Dec. 15th, the examiner being Dr. Morgan, county medical officer of health. The examinations was both oral, and written, and the lecturer, Dr. Peebles, D.P.H., has been highly compli- mented on the high standard of work Beached by the students. The following is the results —Advanced certincates, Miss Philippe, Mis. G. Richards: first certificates, Misses Bryant, Mabel Evin? Gregory, Annie Jones, Mary Jones, Sybil Lewis, and Wheeler. WELCOME HOME.—On Monday evening the Temperance Band and a crowd of people- went to the station to welcome one of our- brave soldiers home from hospital, viz., Cpl. Fred Matthews, of the R.F.A., whose family live in Oakfield Terrace. He has been in France since June, 1915, and in October last, on the 2nd day of the month, he was wounded at Lesbeufus on the Somme, by shell, in the- hand and leg. He was for some time in hos- pital at Rouen, and from there was removed to Cheltenham, and it was from the latter place he came on Monday. He has ten days' leave, on the expiring of which he has to re- port himself at his depot. The Rev. T. Hir- wain Jenkins delivered a speech of welcome to Cpl. Matthews, who briefly replied. Several' other Nantymoel soldiers are home on leave just now.
I' CEFN CRIBBWR. QUARTERLY MEETING.—On Sunday evening last the quarterly meeting of Nebo. Baptist Sunday School took place. The pro- gramme, which ranked high for attractive itms, was ably sustained by numerous scho- lars. Mr. Thomas Richard presided and Mr. John Watkin conducted the singing. The- congregation was large, and the.collectton in aid o. the School Funds was good. PENNY READINGS.—The Fenny Read- ing of the Calvary English Baptist Churchy held on Monday of l&st week, Mr. Williev Hawkins presiding, was again spent in a, most enjoyable manner. The following con- tributed to the programme: Recitations^ Masters Lewis, Lewis, Jenkin Jenkins and Masses Nellie Dowling, Gladys Davies and Bessie Jones; solos, Misses Edith Morgan,. Doris Edwards, Amy Jenkins, Bessie Jones,. Lily Went, Eva Jones, Olive Webster and Gladys Jenkins; spelling, Sidney Burnett.