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BRIDGEND POLICE COURT
BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. SATURDAY.—Before: AI
CLEARANCE SALE OF THE Vast Stocks of Furniture Ê (rrior to their SIXTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL STOCK-TAKING) by BEYAN & CO., Ltd., Jj WALES' LARGEST FURNISHERS, Registered and known throughout Wales as THE CARDIFF FURNISHERS, t Huge Sale Ê OF FURNITURE! Now Proceeding T Mr -r _
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GARW GLEANINGS -o- I (By "LLOFFWR ARALL.") I We regret to learn that over 150 notices have been served on workmen at the Glenavon Col- liery, Blaengarw. Mr. Frank Hodges (Garw miners' agent) has addressed a meeting on the question, but, as yet, no definite decision has been arrived at. » • Great disappointment was felt by allotment holders throughout the valley when notices were sent out that the Council were unable to pro- cure seed potatoes. < We are pleased to say that steps have been taken by the Council to supply all applicants. Mr. S. H. Stockwood (clerk to the Council) has ordered 60 tons of the tubers. • • • A local "knut" was heard remarking to a friend, as a certain young lady crossed the friend, "I've a good mind to nip her, because she doesn't like me!" Great heroch! • • • A fair admirer presented a Pontyrhyl Bri- gade member with a cap. • • » The member is very conscious of the fact that the cap is none too new, but he hesitates, poor chap, to buy a new one, for fear of offending his admirer! Who was the unfortunate man who twisted his ankle, and was given a ride from Llan- geinor-thanks to a Good Samaritan from the top of the valley? • < Is it true this unfortunate man, if seen the next day, would have been considered Class A? We are glad, however, to learn the Good Samaritan went home on shank's pony! < < < It is announced in the Public Hall, Ponty- cymmer, that "Children in arms will not in future be admitted on Mondays and Saturdays." <* < Let us hope other similar halls will follow suit. < < Certain local damsels spend much time amus- ing themselves striking coloured matches in the main streets. We presume "little things amuse little minds" —or is it a case of "anything to kill time till the boys come home"? 0 We regret that while our gallant soldiers and sailors are doing their duty, certain civilians occupy their time making uncalled-for remarks about the dress of their wives. w < It is a pity they are not more ready to give them praise for the respectable appearance they manage to keep under the circumstances. w • We learn that the members of the Pantygog Sunday Market made a great purchase of cattle recently—now for some bargains! < The behaviour of some female visitors left a great deal to be desired. Fancy being thrown out of a cinema! Two young men stole a young lady's hat, and battered it about so much that she had to pur- chase a new one. < Of course, the bhoys meant it all as a piece of fun. If they are the "sports" we think they are, we hope to learn they will not allow the young lady to be tjie loser.
I OGMORE VALEj
I OGMORE VALE. j I ueath.—We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Edward Jones, of 3 Prospect Place, Og- more Vale. one of the oldest and most respected inhabitants in the district. Football Match.—A football match took place at Ogmore Vale on Saturday last between Og- more Vale and Bryncethin. A good crowd as- sembled to witness what proved to be a very ex- citing game. The home team won by 12 points to nil. Cinderella.—A. Cinderella dance iv-as held on Tuesday of last week at the St. John's Church Mission Room, Ogmore Vale. The attendance was large, and a very enjoyable, evening was I spent, thanks to the joint efforts of Mr. P. Bye, secretary, and Mr. D. Rogers, M.C. Double Honours.—Information has been re- ceived that Pte. Herbert Gardener (Grenadier Guards), of High Street, Ogmore Vale, has been I awarded the D.C.M. and Military Medal for conspicuous bravery on the field. Pte. Gar- dener has seen two years' active service. He is a well-known football player, and is the proud possessor of a solid silver cup, presented to him in the Guards Divisions Football Tournament at Givenchy last year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gardener, Pucklechurch, near Bristol. Wedding.—A smart and pretty wedding was solemnised on Tuesday of last week at Llan- geinor Parish Church, the contracting parties being Miss Cassie Clarke, youngest daughter of Mrs. Clarke, Meadow Street, Ogmore Vale, and Mr. Charles Berryman, third son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Berryman, Elm Terrace, Ogmore Vale. The Vicar (Rev. Hugh Thomas) offici- [ ated. The bride, who looked charming in cream mauve silk and ninon and orange blos- som. with veil to match, was given away by her brother, Mr. Samuel Clarke. She was attended by Miss Emily' Jones (niece of the bride) and Miss Flossie Berryman (niece of the bride- groom) as bridesmands. The best man was Mr. I Cliff Berryman, brother of the bridegroom. A reception was afterwards held at the bride's mother's residence. The honeymoon is being spent at Weston. The presents were numerous and costly.
Prohibition Meeting.—On Tuesday evening, at Hermon Chapel, Caerau, Mr. H. R. Jones pre- ) siding, a public meeting was held in connection j with the Prohibition During the War cam- J paign. The speaker was Mr. Meth Jones, or- i ganiasr in connection with the Labour move- j ment. "Beer or Bread?" was the subject. These was a large gathering.
MAESTEG. Cantata.—On Wednesday of last week the cantata, "Queen of the Season," was performed by the children of Zion English Baptist Church, at the Gem Cinema, Maesteg, under the conduc- torship of Mr. Gwilym Rees. The accompanist was Miss Elsie Trolloppe, assisted by an or- chestra conducted by Mr. Caradog Davies. Mr. Jenkin Jones, J.P., presided. The cinema was packed to overflowing, and conductor and child- ren, together with the secretary (Mr. W. G. Rowle) are to be complimented on a very suc- cessful performance. Honour For Maesteg Minister.—At the annual .convention of the Christian Endeavour National Union of Wales, Rev. C. P. Thomas, Zion Eng- tist Church, Maesteg, was elected president for the ensuing year. Mr. Thomas, who is a native of Brecon, has been' pastor of Zion for fifteen years. We are betraying no secret when we say that opportunities have froiki time to time been afforded him to fill more important posi- tions, but so far he has remained faithful to his present post. Mr. Thomas is very active as a citizen. Since the outbreak of war he has been the secretary of the Soldiers* and Sailors' Fami- lies' Association and is treasurer of the War Pensions Committee. Singing Festival.On Easter Monday a sing- ing festival was held in connection with the English Baptist Churches of Maesteg. The j morning (children's) service was held at Bethel; the afternoon service at Zion; and the evening service at Hope, Caeraa. Mr. Jacob Gabriel conducted. Among the anthems ren- dered were the "Te Deum,' and Mendelssohn's "How lovely are the messengers." The sing- ing of these was really excellent, as also was the rendering of the hymn tunes "Warrenne," I "Abends," "Diademeta," and N Albans." The "Aben d s, presidents were respectively Revs. E. Myrddyn Thomas (Hope), Rev. E. W. Probert (Bethel), and Rev. C. P. Thomas (Zion), and addresses were delivered by Messrs. Isaac Jenkins, Edwin John, and Joseph Thomas. The conductor of the rehearsals was Mr. T. Lloyd (Bethel). The accompanists were Mr. R. Ferrier (Bethel), Mr. w. J. Ravrl e (Zion), and Miss Lloyd (Hope). Death.—We regret to record the death, which took place on Good Friday, of Miss Jennie Bowen, 1 Brynmawr Place, Maesteg, at the early age of 25. The deceased lady had been long ill, and the end was not unexpected. The funeral took place on Wednesday last week at Llangynwvd, the services at the house, church, and graveside being conducted. by the Vicar (Rev. M. H. Jones, B.A.). The coffin was of un- polished oak, panelled, with silver fittings. The chief mourners were Mr. Jesse Brill (grand- father); Mrs. Bowen (mother); Air-Mechanic Bowen, and Miss Evelyn Bowen (brother and sister); Mr. and Mrs. S. Guy Brockington (sister and brother-in-law); and other relatives. There were floral tributes from :—Mother and Evelyn; Brother Torn; Ray, Stan, and Elsie; Grandpa and Auntie; Aunt Jenny; Uncles Albert and Tudor; Dorrie and Lizzie; Emmie, Etta, and Hopkin; Old Friends, Gert and Dai Beynon; Friends, Agnes, Beatie, and Cissie; Daid and Gert Jones; Mr. and Mrs. Morse and family; Mrs. Lewis; Beatie Baxter; Wesleyan Sunday School. Competitive Concert.—An unusually high standard of singing was reached in the compe- titions at the competitive concert held at the Town Hall, Maesteg ,on Saturday, April 7th, under the auspices of Moriah C.M. Church, with the assistance of a number from the sister church at Libanus. The president was Mr. Rees Rees (The Hollies, Maesteg); the conduc- tor, Mr. Jonathan Maddocks (Pontycymmer); the adjudicators, music, Mr. Jacob Gabriel (Argoed); recitations, etc., Rev. Wn& Davies, B.A. (Cardiff). The accompanist was Miss Nellie James, Maesteg. The secretaries were Messrs. E. Verley Merchant (Libamus) and H. S. Hughes (Moriah), and the treasurer, Mr. Tom Davies (Moriah). Following were the chief awardsPianoforte solo (open), Miss Cethin Jones, Bryncethin. Children's solo: Master Emlyn Lewis, Maesteg. Novice solo: Mr. Dd. Thomas, Garth. Soprano solo Madame Jennie Ellis, Glyn Neath. Contralto solo Prize divi- ded between Miss Maggie Jones, Treorky, and Miss M. L. Williams, Swansea. Tenor solo: Air. W. Todd Jones, Treorky. Baritone solo: Mr. Glanville Davies, Maesteg. Champion solo (silver cup) Mr. Glanville Davies. Recitation Prize divided between Messrs. Wm. Thomas (Maestegf and Wm. Thomas (Nantymoel. Traethawd: Mr. John Jeremiah, Maesteg. Englyn: Mr. Thomas Jeremiah, Maesteg. Champion* solo (male) Mr. Glanville Daviea, Maesteg. Champion solo (female): Madame Jennie Ellis, Glyn Neath. Chief choral: Bryn (conductor, Mr. Tom Davies). I Inquest.-Alr. Lewis M. Thomas (District coroner) and a jury of which Mr. T. E. Hop- kins, J.P., was foreman, held an inquest at the Maesteg Police Station on Friday afternoon on Mrs. Susannah Griffiths, of 5 Golden Terrace, Maesteg, a brief report of whose death on Wed- nesday last week appeared in our last week's issue.—Joseph Griffiths, husband of the de- ceased, a* miner, said his wife was 33 years of age, and was the mother of eight children. On Tuesday she gave birth to a child. He imme- diately went for a doctor, but when he returned his wife was dead, though the child was alive.— Margaret. Thomas, 50 W est Street, Maesteg, a certificated midwife with three years' experi- ence, said she received a message to go to the case. Whori she arrived, at about 2.15 p.m., she found the baby was born. She attended to Mrs. Griffiths, and made her comfortable. She did not complain, although she was very weak. Witness left her about 5.36 p.m. She was all right then, because witness took her temperature.—Dr. J. McCausland said he was called by Mr. Griffiths on Wednesday mormng about 6.30. When he arrived he found the deceased dead. The cause of death was syncope, due to the confine- ment. Deceased was a very weak person. The heart was weak, and the kidneys bad. The nurse had dong all she could in the matter.—A verdict was returned in accordance with the doctor's evidence. The jury, in P., in- pathy with the husband, returned their fees to him, to which the Coroner added 5s., witn 6n I expression of his sympathy. Asturias" Survivor.—Among the survivors of the British hospital ship Asturias, torpedoed I by a German submarine, was Pte. Edward Th4v Lewie, R.A.M.C., son of Mr. D. Lewis, Ivor St., Maesteg, who is now home on sick leave, suffer- ing from severe shock and exposure. Pte. I Lewis, who was an assistant with Messrs. W. I Jenkins and Sons, ironmongers, Commercial St., Maesteg, joined the Army in October, 1914. He served for some time in France, but was sent to this country on sick 'leave in April, 1915. In June, 1915, he was attached to the R.A.M.C. de- tachment on the hospital ship Asturias, on which he continued to serve until that ship was [ made the victim of the dastardly attack by a German submarine on the 20th March.. He was oii board that vessel when a German submarine I' made an unsuccessful attempt to torpedo her in February, 1916.-In conversation with a Press- man, Pte. Lewis gave the following account of his thrilling escape:—"The. Áusturias was steaming along about midnight on the 20th March when she was struck by a torpedo, which did great damage. There was absolutely no I panic on board. We had all been trained in what to do in such an emergency. We put on lifebelts, and went to the boats allotted to us. Four boats were lowered. I got into one. We were about 30 persons in that boat, including a stewardess and two Rursiji- sisters. The boat was lowered, but as it reached the water it was smashed up. We were all thrown into the water and drifted about apiong the wreckage of the boat. I clung to some oars. Fortunately the sea was fairlv calm, but the water was icy cold, and we suffered intensely. The steward- ess and one of the nursing sisters cooia disap- peared. They were drowned. The torpedo had struck the Asturias in the chemical stores, and we were half suffocated by the fumes before we got into the boat. After drifting about for some time, I lost consciousness, but I managed to keep my grasp of the oar,, and after two hours I was picked up by the mine-sweeper Stanley Weyman. Only two from our boat were saved—Sister Stephenson and myself. Sister Stephenson had ,been drifting about on an oar, and she suffered agony from the ice-cold water and the exposure. She was unconscious when she was picked up. I recovered consciousness just when the mine-sweeper found me. The captain of the Asturias acted nobly, and con- trolled the situation with perfect calmness. He I managed to beach his badly-damaged vessel."
I CAERAU. I Preaching Services.—The annual preaching services of Penuel C.M. Church, Caerau, were held on Saturday evening and Sunday. The officiating ministers were the Rev. D. Cwynfan Hughes, B.A., Monmouth, and Rev L. J. Davies, Crennant. Church Parade.—On Sunday last the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, the Girl Guides, the V.A.D., and the Boy Scouts attended the morn- ing service at the Parish Church. The prin- cipal streets were pat-aded, headed by the Caerau Silver Band. The Vicar, who ig the chaplain of the R.A.O.B., preached on .the principles of the organisation represented, and paid a very glowing tribute to the Medical Corps, the V.A.D. nurses, and members of the R.A.M.C. The collections, which amounted to over .£6, were divided between the Red Cross and the local hospital.
GARTH. I Operetta.—A grand performance of the operetta, "Happy Hearts," was given by the Libanus Children's Choir on Wednesday even- ing last week, under the able conductorship of Mr. Tom Thomas. Rev. T. H. Morgan pre- side*. There was also a miscellaneous con- cert given as follows:—Violin solo, Mr. W. Williams; solo, Master Lewis Edwards; recita- tion, Mr. Thos. J. Jeremiah; solo, Miss Edith Isaac.—The principal parts in the operetta were taken as follows:—"May," Cissie David; "Patience," Blodwen Roes; "Hope," Alice A. Edwards; "Giant Killer," Tom Richards; Captain," Edgar Brace; "Little Boy Blue," David Thomas; Simple Simon," Thos. J. Jere- miah; "Mistress Mary," Mary C. Williams; Margary Daw," Gwyneth Davies; "Humpty- Dumpty," D. Owen; "Traveller," Brvnmor Brace; "Tidy Tiii, Emlyn 1, Dumpty, "Tidy Tim," Emlyn Rees; "Dolly Dimple," Evelyn Evans; "Dorothy Dragletail," Dolly Thomas. Miss Muriel Morgan was ac- companist on the piano, and Miss May Thomas on the organ. Mr. D. W. Evans acted as stage manager, and Mr. J. D. Owen as choir marshall. The secretarial duties were carried out by Mr. E. Verley Merchant.
PONTYCYMMER. I Madame Desmond, Palmiste. Consultations! daily at 174 Oxford Street, Pontycymmer. (Short Visit). 34 Music Success—Miss Enid May Bishop, Gwyn- frnx Terrace, has obtained the Associate Diploma of the London College of Music (A.L.C.M.). The success is remarkable, as she is ouA7 fourteen years of age. Her teacher is Mr. O. S. Morgan, L.R.A.M., Pontycymmer. 30 Presentation.—At the monthly lodge meeting of the PQiitycymmer Branch of the South Wales Engmemen and Stokers' Association, held at the 1 faldau Institute 011 Monday evening, Mr. S. J. Jarvis (Tondu) was presented with a valu- able and beautiful bronze 14-day timepiece and ,vases, mounted on red marble cases.—The-Chair- man (Mr. H. Rule) said their feelings of pride at the beautiful presentation were mingled with deep regret at the loss and severance from the Association of one who had been of such great help to the general secretary and Executive Council of the Association in aiding them materially in the framing of the new wage stan- dard now in operation in the coalfield. Mr. Jarvis had taken hold of the branch secretary- ship when the branch was deeply in need of a leader of vitality, and by his strong hold of the members, had turned a weak branch into a powerful one. The branch had reached its highest membership, when Mr. Jarvis. had to re- sign owing to his new dutiesi He wished Mr. Jarvis every success in his new career.—The meeting was also addressed by Messrs. R. Blake, H. Lancashire, J. Hill (late chairman), and E. Bold. Mr. Lancashire referred to Mr. Jarvis' great work for the Association during the ± faldau Colliery stoppage.-The presentation I was made by Mr. A. Elliott (Executive Council member of the Bridgend District) in a brief and appropriate speech. He hoped the beautiful bronze set, which he had the honour to present to Mr. Jarvis, would always remind him of his connection with the Pontycymmer branch, and that it would be handed down in the family as a proof that he had been honoured by the work- men to whom he had rendered services which would not be easily forgotten. Mr. Elliott then read the inscription on the clock, as followe:- 1 Presented to Mr. Sidney J. Jarvis bv the members of the Pontycymmer Branch of th j South Wales and MonmouthsMre Enginemen, Stokers', and Surface Craftsmen's Association, in recognition of faithful ?rvices rendered as branch secretary fnr" a period of four years. Mr. Jarvis, in respndillg," thanked the officers and members for the beautiful present, which would be always such a grand remembrance of the great fights they as a branch had had. His success as a secretary had been greatly due to the loyal support of his committee..—It may be mentioned that Mr. Jarvis was employed at the Ffaldau Colliery as engine driver for nearly 16 years. He is well known in local athletic circles, having held the secretaryship of the Pon tycymmer Gymnastic Team.
1 GILFACH GOCHI
GILFACH GOCH. Obituary.-AVe regret to record the death of the i very highly esteemed veteran, Mr. David Daniel, High Street, Gilfach Goch, who passed away peacefully on Thursday last week, within two months of his 87th year. Born in the Vale of Towy, near Carmarthen, in 1830, he became one of the first settlers -in Gilfach more than fifty years ago, and subsequently as a trusted and capable colliery official played an important part in the development of the coal resources of the valley, Later he and his faithful wife, who also hailed from Carmarthen, and who pre- deceased her husband 14 years ago, removed to Gellifeddygaer Farm, in the parish of Coy- church Higher, and there eased was as suc- cessful as a farmer as he had previously been as a colliery official. He soon made more than two blades of grass and corn grow where one or none had gl-own before, and followed the plough when far beyond the allotted span of life. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel had two sons and two daugh- ters, all of whom survive, and have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their be- reavement. Mr. David Daniel (Alaw Mjyrddin), the youngest son, remained faithfully aid lov- ingly attached to his veteran father to the end, and as a colliery official worthily follows in his father's footsteps. He is a poet and musician of considerable abilitie. and as long as he re- mains, the literary and musical glory of Gilfach so well and justly known a generation ago, will not have entirely departed. The other brother is manager of a large colliery in Natal, and the sisters are married and among the most esteemed of Gilfach's residents., The late Mr. Daniel was an ardent but very broad-minded Baptist, and a keen politician, and took a deep interest in things national and international till within three weeks of his end, which was "perfect peace." The interment took place at Glynogwr Cemetery on Tuesday last, and the funeral was very largely attended.
NANTYMOEL. tisteddfodic Successes.—Mr. William Thomas,. 18 Cfcdwgan Street, won the open champion reci- 1 tation prize at Glynogwr on Good Friday; and: also took'half the prize at the Maesteg Eistedd- fod on the following Saturday. Annual Meetings.—The annual preaching ser- vices of Horeb English Church were held on. Sunday and Monday last, the special preacher- being the Rev. David Davies, Penarth, who also lectured on Monday evening 011 "John Bull in War and Peace." Funeral.-On Wednesday last the funeral took. place of the late Mrs. Thomas, Arnant Villas,. wife of lh. Charles Thomas. Deceased died at the age of 55 years after only a short illness. She was much respected by a large circle of: friends. The following ministers took part in. the burial service :-Revs. J. R. Pugh, B.A., E.- H. Evans, B.A., W. M. Mollin, and M. J. Mills. Keep the Change."—The Nantymoel Theat- rical Society journeyed to Pencoed on Wednes- day of last week, and gave a delightful perfor- mance of the revue, entitled, "Keep the- Change," before a large and appreciative audi- ence. The company, which numbers 30 in all,, is composed entirely of local talent, under the- supervision of Madame Lola De Grey. Mr. J.. T. Salathiel (Pencoed) presided, and the prin- cipal parts were taken by the followingMiseee- Katie Morris, Maggie Jones, Blodwen Lee, and Keturah Griffiths, Messrs. W. Jacobs, Tan John, Danny Jones, and Orlando Howells. A feature- of the performance was the dances given by Misses Dolly Ley, Eva Lewis, and Annie Furlev.. Miss Edie Cooke was the elocutionist, and the- chorus was made up as follows :—Misses Brown,. Beattie Morgan, May Owen, Ada Smith, Elsie- Roberts, Zena Williams, Rachel James, and Ruby WTilmot. The accompanist was Mr Oliver- Williams; violinist, Mr Bob Thomas; drummer,. Mr. Bertie Taylor; clarionet, Mr. W. Barlow;. cornet, 'Mr. Matthew Morris; stage manager,. Mr. A. Barlow; secretary, Mr. T. Jacobs; and: treasurer, Mr. J. B. Davies. Cantata. A performance of Challinor's can- tata, The Christian Conquest," was given at: the Workmen's Hall, Nantymoel, on Good Fri- day night, April 6th, by the Bethel Children's. Choir (augmented), under the conductorship of: Mr. Robert Williams. The artistes were:—So- prano, Madams Kinsey-Roberts, Nantymoel; contralto, Miss Maud Evans, Yllysybwl. The- orchestra (conductor, Mr. James Edwards) was. composed as follows :-First violins, Mr. James. Edwards, Misses L. J. Lloyd and N. Lloyd,. Messrs. T. Edwards, J. Lewis and R. Thomas; second violins, Miss Ceinwen Kinsey and Mr. Eddie Lewis; viola, Mr. Willie Llovd; flute, Mr. David Stephens; 'cellos, Messrs. Lewis. Jones and Robert Lloyd; piano, Mr. H. D. Roberts." A short miscellaneous .concert pre- ceded the cantata. After an overture bv the- orchestra, "ThQ Poet and Peasant," Miss Evans- sang "My Ain Folk," and Madame Kinsev Roberts "Happy Bird of Love" (Melawnv). tfotn artistes then gave the duet, "By the- Waters" (Adams). In the cantata nothing but praise can be bestowed on the choir and ar- tistes. The blend and balance- left nothing to, be desired. The secretary was Mr. Evan, Davies. Eisteddfod.—A successful eisteddfod was held! at the Workmen's Hall on Saturday, April 14th,. under the auspices of St. Peter's Church. The adjudicators were:—Music,, Mr. John Price. (Rhymney) and Mr. J. T. Jones (Treorky); literature, Rev. D. J. Williams (Soar, Nanty- moel). The conductor was Rev. J. Richards- Pugh, B.A. (Vicar). The awards were as- follows:—Pianoforte solo (children under 12): 1, Daniel Vaughan; 2, Esther Evans. Ditto (under 16): 1, Aerona Evans; 2, Rowena Ed- wards, Gilfach Goch. Solo (children under 10): 1, Nita Davies; 2, Esther Evans. RedtatioI1, (children under 10): 1, Nita Davies; '2, Gwilym Garnet. Solo (under 14): 1, Martha Owens; 2,. 6rize divided between Morfydd Kemp and Nita, Davies. Recitation (under 14): I, Rheinold? Garnet; 2, Kathleen Williams. Novice solo Mr. Abner Morgans. Soprano or contralto solo Prize divided between Miss A. Williams and? Mise Maggie Jones. Englyn, "Y r Eisteddfod" Mr. H. Williams. Tenor solo: Mr. 1. Morris,. Blaengarw. Pennillion singing: 1, prize divi- ded between Mr. J. Hughes and Mr. C. Jenkinsr 2, Mr. T. Lewis. Love-letter: Mr. E. Jenkins.. Bass solo Mr. D. J .Harris. Duet: Messrs. Tom and Ivor Kemp. ESEäY," The Influence- of the War on the Country" Prize divided be- tween Mr. D. Thomas and Mr. Lloyd. Essay for children under 14, "Mr. Lloyd George": Master Arthur Evans. (Quartette: Mr. Tom. Kemp and party. Open recitation: Miss Dora. Davies. Octette: Mr. R. L. King and partv- Poetry: Mr. Edward P. Rhees, Trefenter, Car- diganshire. Champion solo: Miss Jennie. Davies, Glyn Neath. Wit: Mr. T. J. Evans.. Chief Choral: The Nantvmoel Harmonic- Society (conductor, Mr. Tom Kemp).
NANTYFFYLLON. Children's Choir.—The Nantyffyllon School's. Juvenile Choir hasliow a fine list of successes to its credit. During Easter week it attended competitions at Blaenrhondda, Caerau, and, Abergwynfi, and in each case succeeded in secur- ing the lust prize, including a silver-cup at Blaenrhondda. It has won nine successive com- petitions without a single defeat, and since its. inception ten months ago, the choir has cap- tured first prize 14 times out of 16 competitions. The choir is under the skilful conductorship of Mr. D. C. Watkins, who is well supported by Miss Ad wen Williams as accompanist.
GARW MEDICAL AID SOCIETY
GARW MEDICAL AID SOCIETY. The annual meetings of the Garw Medical Aid; Society were held at Blaengarw, Pontycymmer, and Pontyrhyl, Mr. Abse Bowen presiding at. each meeting. The report showed that the Society has prospered materially, thanks to. careful management by the committee and their energetic secretary, Councillor Llewellyn Jones.. J.P. There is a sum in hand of 22,500, of which £ 1,000 has been invested in the new War Loan. A maternity nurse has been engaged, with C.M.B. qualifications, and the fee reduced* to 7s. 6d.
NEWS OF OGMOfiE VALE BOYS
NEWS OF OGMOfiE VALE BOYS. We have received the following from Angelo, Savino, who dates from the Italian Zona de- Guerra (presumably "War Zone"), and ad- dresses us at "Bridgend, Inghilterra" :—"I am a. late inhabitant of Ogmore Vale, where I resided, for -several years, and where I have left a largo- circle of friends, while many others are with the colours in France. At present I, too, am serving my country, doing my little bit' among- the high peaks of the Trentino. We have just: learnt of the fine stroke of the Tommies in France. I cannot express my admiration and enthusiasm for the fine victory achieved, but a hearty Bravo' comes spontaneously to my lips. —We, too, are on the eve of great events. They will get it here, too, before long. So Long live, the Allies.'—P.S.—I am having the favourite- Gazette up here, and it is nice to know some- thing of the friends in Ogmore Vale."
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