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An American Doctor on National Health
An American Doctor on National Health. POVERTY THE ROOT EVIL. Dr. James P. Warbasse, surgeon in chief of the Brooklyn Hospital, speak- ing recently before the East Side .Fo- rum of the East Side Neighbourhood Association, said that ilhe time was coming when medical treatment would be as free and socialised as water from the Craton Dam. He expressed the belief that people who need medical attention ahd doctors who had the time to treat more people would come together when the government puts health in the same category as it does fire. "No man lives by himself alone," Dr. Warbasse remarked. The laws of others are influenced by our con- duct to others. There are to-night some 300,000 people ill with disease in America. The most significant fea- ture of the figures is that which illus- trates the relation between economic conditions and health. The death rate and sickness among the poor is more than twice that among the well-to- do. Because children can be hired for les than machines, flesh and blood are used as child labour." The industrial loss to the United States in tuberculosis is estimated to be 500.000,000 annually. This esti- mate calculates the value of a human life at $17. There is no health bureau in the United States Government. There is no secretary in the Presid- ent's Cabinet looking after the health of more than a hundred million peo- ple, but commercial interests are very well represented. "The tired man is a sick man. Fa- tigue is overwhelming. The poor man is a potentially sick man. He who works under insanitary condi- tions is sick. The unemployed man is defrauded of a certain amount of life. He contributes the scab, the bum, the strike breaker. He lowers the standard of living. Their ills should firs* be cured, and then prevented. No discussion of public health is complete which ignores poverty. So important are poverty and unemployment as fac- tors in disease that we cannot avoid forcing the economic side."
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Merthyr Corporation and Shops Act
Merthyr Corporation and Shops Act. I CLOSING ORDERS IN TWO I WARDS. The following summary report of the Town Clerk regarding the Shops Acts, 1912 & 1913, Closing Orders, was considered at a meeting of the Mer- thyr Borough Council on Monday, the Mayor (Coun. John Davies) pre- siding. The summary of the report show- ed that in the respective wards the following petitions submitted were bona fide, namely —Dowlais Ward- Grocers and Provision Merchants; Ir- onmongers and Jewellers Hairdress- ers. Penydarren Wai-d-Grocers and Provision Merchants Ironmongers Furnishers; Jewellers and Pawnbrok- ers Hairdressers. Merthyr Vale Ward—Drapers, Outfitters, Clothiers and Milliners Ironmongers Hair- dressers. The following Petitions received were not bona fide, viz.: -Dowlais Ward Drapers, Outfitters, Clothi- ers and Milliners Furnishers Boot and Shoe Dealers and Pawnbrokers. Penydarren Ward Drapers, Out- fitters. Clothiers and Milliners; Boot and Shoe Dealers. Merthyr Vale Ward Grocers and Provision Mer- chants Jewellers and Boot and Shoe Dealers. The Town Clerk stated that should the Committed decide to treat the Dowlais and Penydarren Wards joint- ly as one area, the Petitions in res- pect of the following trades may be considered bona fide, viz. -Grocers and Provisiofn Merchants; Ironmong- ers Furnishers, Jewellers. Pawnbro- kers. Hairdresseds. The following pe- titions were not bona fide, viz. Drapers. Outfitters, Clothiers and Milliners; Boot and Shoe Dealers. After considerable discus,-sioin it was resolved that The Dolwais and Penydarren Wards be, for the pur- poses of a Closing Order, considered as one area, and that the necessary steps be taken for the making of an Order in respect of such area, the hours of closing being as follows —- Mondays and Fridays, 8 p.m. (Gro- cers and Provision Merchants, 7 p.m. on Mondays): Tuesdays. 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 1 p.m., Saturdays, 10.30 p.m. It was resolved that consideration of the petitions in respect of the Mer- thyr area and Merthyr Vale Ward be deferred. Replying to Aid. H. P. Rees, the louii Clerk explained, that die term "not bona lide" applied to the peti- tions of the Dowlais, Penydarren and Merthyr Vale Wards (in the second paragraph) \vas used because the ne- cessary two-thirds majority was not shown. Coun. D. W. Jones: I feel rather inclined to have an amendment here to defer it until some future time when we can deal with the borough as a whole. Aid. R. P. Rees: Oh, no. It has been hanging on long enough. Coun. D. W. Jones; Yes, but I think we should deal with it as a whole. Wards are not intended for this sort of thing at all. They are simply for the convenience of electo- ral purposes, not for purposes of this kind. I believe that there is a diffe- rence oi opinion, even in the Dow- lais and Penydarren Wards, on this matter. Coun. Francis: Not in Penydarren. Coun. D. W. Jones: That is my opinion, anyhow. I think it would be found extremely difficult to administer like this. The police would have to learn the boundaries of the various wards not an easy matter. We should all stand or fall together in this matter. There is no dissimilarity at all. This is certainly not the time to start a matter of this sort. I move that it be deferred. Coun. Marsh seconded. Town Clerk: The Mayor has receiv- ed this letter from the Chamber of Trade: This Chamber of Trade is in- formed that at the meeting of the meeting of the General Purposes Com- mittee on Friday, the question of the Closing Order under tne Shops Act was referred to the Council meeting on Monday. I am therefore directed to request that you should continue to support the matter on that occa- sion as you have done in the past." Mayor: They are amongst the peo- ple concerned. If they want it, I don't see that we should stop it. Ald. F. T. James: I rise to support the amendment. We should consider not only the tradespeople who are to close, but that large body of assist- ants working in the shops. If we deal with this borough piecemeal, I don't know when the Act will be put into, force. I think it very unwise. Deal with the whole borough and get the regulations passed for the whole borough. Supposing the shops on the fringe of Dowlais and Peny- darren are cpen for an hour longer than the others, it might be con- sidered an irjustice to those who e lose. Mayor: The answer to that is that there is a clear line of demarcation between Penydarren and Dowlais. Coun..Francis: Regarding the Merthyr Vale Ward, we can put the Act into force for the Trades that have asked for it. I want to move an addition to the Merthyr Vale Ward.: I move that we include the people who have made a case out for themselves in the Merthyr Vale and Penydarren Wards Drapers and Outfitters, Clothiers, and Milliners, and Hair- dressers. Coun. D. Davies: There is no con- troversy about it at all in Dowlais. They can see no argument why it should not be put into force. Ald. F. T. James: I don't want to stop it. But put it into force for the whole borough. Coun. D. W. Jones: Hold it over until after the war. Ald. Griffiths: They ask for it themselves. Coun. Francis' motion to make the additions named was seconded by Aid. D. Jones, but was defeated. When put to the meeting, Coun. Jones'' motion was defeated, and the report was adopted. Prior to the vote being taken, Coun. D. W. Jones remarked that he was not sure that it was a desirable thing to put into force until after the war. It will mean that we should not be able to carry on business and spare the young men to join the colours.
Local School Cleaners WarI Bonus
Local School Cleaners' War Bonus. EDUCATION COMMITTEE I GRANT. Coun. John Davies (Mayor) presid- ed at a. meeting of the Merthyr Town Council on Monday. Mr. Aneuryn Rees (Town Clerk) said that'after having conferred with the Borough Controller regarding the resolution moved by Coun. -Francis, which was passed by the Education Committee last week, to the effect that the war bonus recently granted by the Council to its employees should be extended to the school cleaners and caretakers, he would like, with the permission of the Chairman of ¡ the Committee, to have the resolu- tion referred back to the Committee, having regard to the fact that there were financial considerations. Coun. John Harpur (Chairman of I the Education Committee) said he had 11.0 objection to the matter being referred back. Coun. Francis suggested that the Council had no power to interfere with the resolution. Ald. Dan Thomas: I trust that it I trust -that it will be referred back in accordance with the Town Clerk's desire and sug- I gestion. I move that it be referred 0,,t I on. I move that I i be referre d Coun. Harpur: I second that. I Coun. Francis: This is an imports ant matter. I should like the Mayor to give his. ruling. Conn. E. Morrell: The resolution governing the matter is absolutely clear, and has been acted upon for years. The whole of the matter is re- ferred to the Education Committee with the exception of the levying of a, rate. I suggest that the Education Committee is master of its own busi- ness with that exception. Mayor: I can quite see that. It is a power in itself. But I see no ob- jection to it being referred back. The Chairman of the Committee has sec- onded. Coun. Harpur: Simply to have the matter thrashed out. I don't object to the bonus. Coun. Francis I don't want this authority to interfere with the Edu- cation Authority in any way. I sug- gest that you leave it to the Chair- man of the Education Committee to raise it at the meeting to-morrow, and we can deal with it there. It will prevent the Council interfering with the Education Committee. Aid. Dan Thomas: We were not very careful when we passed it, or we should have looked at the financial considerations. It was agreed that the Chairman of the Education Committee should raise the matter at the Education Com- mittee on Tuesday. The matter was raised at the Edu- cation Committee meeting on Tues- day by Coun. Francis, when it was decided that the bonus be granted at the rate of 4d. per day up to 2/ to all cleaners and caretakers except those who work part time and a engaged in other work.
Borough Bread Supply
Borough Bread Supply. ALLEGED SHORTWEIGHTI LOAVES. At a meeting of the Merthyr Council on Monday, Coun. John Da- vies (Mayor) presiding, Ald. F. T. James asked whether the Chief Con- stable had taken any measures re- garding the weight of bread. He understood that in a great many in- stances in the district loaves had been weighed and found to be 1, 2, or 3 ounces short, and he thought the Committee, particularly at a time like the present, should request the Chief Constable to check the weight of bread. Chief Constable Wilson said this was being done. Coun. D. W. Jones referred to the weight of coal in bags, and asked if measures were being taken regard- ing these also. The Chief Constable replied in the affirmative.
Cyfarthfa Park Roads
Cyfarthfa Park Roads. WHAT IS A "PLEASURE VEHICLE?" Discussion took place at the meet- ing of the Mertliyr Council on Mon- day, Coun. John Davies (Mayor) pre- siding, arising out of the following minutes of the Park Committee:- "A letter was read from the Di- rector of Edu action complaining that pupils are not allowed to cycle on any of the park roads, and that whilst the main entrance was utilised 'or parks traffic, all school haulage liad t) go through the Oefn entrance The Committee recommend that their previous decision restating the riding of cycles in the Pai k be adhered to and that all heavy traf- fic continue to use the Cefn ent- rance, but that light traffic lingnt be allowed through the main ent- rance at the discretion of the Parks Superintendent. Bye-laws ro Vehicular Traffic. — The Town Clerk reported upon the bye-laws with reference to the above, when it was resolved that motor-cars and pleasure vehicles be permitted on the following roads subject to the speed limit being strictly adhered to: (1) Road from main entrance to the Castle; (2) road from Gwaelodygarth Entrance to the Castle. The Parks Superintendent was instructed to have the necessary no- tices put up." Aid. F. T. James asked what rea- sons the Committee had for allowing certain vehicles to use roads in the park whilst others were debarred? Coun. D. W. Jones (Chairman of the Parks Committee) This was con- sidered very fully at the committee meeting, ¡1T:d it was deemed not advisable to encourage the making of these roads a thoroughfare, but we thought conveyances oi this kind should be given leave to go from Gwaelodygarth to the school or from the main entrance to the school and back. When vehicles were pemitted to go through that portion of the park roads which had not been ma- cadamised, they unfortunately used it (-,t d an-i Lse d they as a thoroughfare. Coun. E. Morrell: Have the stud-! ents going to school free access? It seems to me that it is rather a doubt- ful question between two committees. The Schools Committee have to pay their share, and should have certain rights. Coun. D. W. Jones: This is a joint undertaking, and it would be very dangerous for one authority to have sole control. Ald. F. T. James: We don't claim any absolute right. The only thing which is absolute is the right from the entrance gote to the school. Coun. I D. W. Jones: It would 'be very dangerous to have 20 or 80 children riding bicycles down to the gate and perhaps women and children walking up. Ald. Griffiths: I thought at the Committee that we should restrict boys riding down. We allow a motor- car. Coun. D. W. Jones: People cannot get out of a moto-car and push it. Mayor: We should make no diffe- rence. Ald. C. Griffiths: Cyclists must walk, but motor-cars can drive up the road. Coun. Morrell: What is the defini- tion of "pleasure vehicles"? Coun. D. W. Jones: We thought that bath-chairs and things of that kind should be allowed. Ald. Dan Thomas: Let us have counsel's opinion, sir. (Laughter.) Coun. Morrell: Is a motor-cycle a pleasure vehicle? Coun. Marsh: Will the Town Clerk give us a definition of pleasure ve- hice" ? Town Clerk: Well, it all depends what it is being used for. (Laughter.) Coun. Francis claimed the same right to ride his cycle there as any- one to drive a motor-car. Coun. E. Morrell: I move that it be referred back. Aid. C. Griffiths seconded. Aid. F. T. James said it was ab- surd that heavy traffic should be made to go through the Cefin Lotjge Entrance. Coun. D. W. Jones: Surely we must have regard for public conveni- ence. It is a serious matter to have the roads cut up by heavy traffic. Aid. Thomas agreed, and said that the road from Cefn Lodge had been speeiallni made for heavy traffic. Coun. D. W. Jones moved. Ald. D. Thomas seconded, and it was carried, that the report be adopted.
Merthyr LeaseholdI Premises
Merthyr Leasehold I Premises. At the White Horse Hotel, Twyn- yrodyn, Merthyr, on May 12, Mr. F. A. Phillips offered the dwelling-house and premises. No. 4 Parfitt Terracp., which were sold to Mr. S. Rees, Mer- thyr, for £ 170. The premises are held under lease for a term of 99 years from 1908 at a vearly ground rent of JE1 5s. 3d. No. 1 Highland Road, Merthyr, let at a rental of R20 16s. per annum were sold to Mr. John Jones, Twynyr- odyn, Merthyr, for £ 205. The premis- es are held under a lease for a term of 99 years from 1895 at the annual ground rent of zCl 14s. lOd. Mr. Martin Evans and Messrs. Gwilym James, Charles & Davies were solicitors to the vendors.
DOWLAIS CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY. 16, 17, 18, and 19, Union Street, Dowlais. OUTFITTING DEPARTMENT. WE ARE NOW HAVING A Genuine Clearance Sale Of Men and Boys' OVERCOATS. ONLY THOSE WHO SHOP EARLY CAN SECURE SUCH BARGAINS AS ARE NOW OFFERED. Boys' Overcoats from 3/11. Youth's „ 99 8/6. I Men's „ „ 15/= | Now is your Opportunity Save I Doctors' Bills by protecting your body I from the present cold and wet weather. j INSPECTION INVITED Prices will Defy any Competition. ø maaaa/aat IW HI II ? r;M;;g:r"\ili':7JiX'B:J'Ià:Ii!r't:JI:Yr. ")Nt1E;j"
Merthyr Police Court i
Merthyr Police Court. i FRIDAY. I Before Mr. R. A. Griffith (Stipen-I diary), Dr. J. L. Ward, and )1r. John Evans. ABSENTEES. I Cornelius Shea was charged with being an absentee from the 3rd S. W. Borderers, and was remanded to awnit an escort. Benjamin Connick was charged with being an absentee from the Army Service Corps. He was remanded to await an escort. UNREGSTERED. I Constantine Montgilly, an Italian, was changed under the Alien Act with not having notified the police of his address. Defendant was dismissed with a caution. NO LICENCE. I Peter Mackenzie was summoned for 1 keeping a dog without a licence. Defendant was fined 7/6. DISMISSED. I Ellen Price, Pontlottyn, was sum- moned for selling cigarettes to a child three years of age. Defendant, who denied the offence, was discharged with a warning. BEDLINOG WOMAN'S EXCUSE. Mary Ann Jones, Mary Winter, and G. Thomas, of Bedlinog, were charged with stealing coal on the 4th inst., the property of Messrs. Guest, Keen and Netttlefolds. A constable said that eaoh defen- dant had about iewt. in a bag. My husband is doing three years penal servitude," was the excuse of one defendant. "How have you lived P" asked Mr. Griffith. On the parish. I have five child- ren," replied defendant*. Stipendiary: How much do you get from the parish? Defendant: 19/6, sir. Defendants were each and costs, with the exception of Jones, who was discharged. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. I Lot Jones was charged with being I drunk and disorderly in High St., Merthyr. Mr. Tom Elias: Is that true? Defendant: Yes, sir. I will up- hold the truth in any case. Defendant was fined 13/ or 14 days. TUESDAY. I Before Mr. It. A. Griffith (Sti- pendiary), Mr. A. J. Howfield, Dr. C. Biddle and Coun. J. Davies (Mayor). DROP TOO MUCH." I Wm. Jones and Rose Williams, of Dowlais, were charged with being drunk and disorderly in Station Rd., Dowlais, on Saturday Clerk: Were yod drunk? Jones: I bad a drop too much, sir. Defendants were fined 13/- or 14 days. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. I John O'Neill was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 21st August last. A fine of 13/ or 14 day, was imposed. Thomas Evans was fined 13/ or 14 days, for being drunk and disor- derly in Gilfach Cynon on Saturday. John Farr was fined 13/, or 14 days, for being drunk and disorderly in Brecon Street, D8Wlaia: FROM THE 15th WELSH. Edwin Davies was charged with being a deserter from the 5th Welsh, and was remanded to await an escort. SWAYiNG IN THE SADDLE. Edward Dennis was charged with being drunk whilst in charge of a horse in Dowflais on May 17. P.S. Bevan said defendant was riding a young colt through Union Street. He was swaying in the saddle. Defendant asserted that he was quite capable of looking after the horse, but a penalty of 15 i or 14 days, was inHicted. HIS MOTHER'S MAINTENANCE. David Rees, a singei man, "of Dow- lais, was summoned by the Merthyr Union in respect, of the maintenance of his mother, an inmate oi the Merthyr Workhouse Infirmary. Mr. Ll. Richards (Warrant Cttu^r) stated that defendant'- ea.iiinnswire £1 Us. 3d."per week. An order was made for the pay- ment of 3/6 weekly.
The Mikado." MERTHYR OPERATIC SOCIETY'S FINE PERFORM- ANCE. It is just two months over 30 years ago since Gilbert and Sullivan's opera The Mikado was first produced at the Savoy Theatre, London. Since that occasion many audiences have been delighted and amused by its healthy fun and pretty music. It is, therefore, particularly gratifying to find the Merthyr Amateur Operatic Society giving such excellent per- formances as they did last week at the Theatre Royal. The opera is well known to a large circle of music lovers and the fact that even the "hardened theatre-goers were ob- viously pleased with the performance speaks well for the efforts both for the artistes, the chorus, and their reaUy capable conductor, Mr. E. T. Davies, F.R.C.O., many of whose pupils displayed by their excellent singing both efficient training and considerable histrionic ability. Most of the performers had taken part in the production of The Yeo- men of the Guard" last season, and proved that they had benefitted by their previous experience. Several of the artistes sang and acted with a delightful ease stiffness is a char- acteristic fault of amateur perform- ers. Miss Jennie Griffiths, as "Katis- ka" Misses Gwladys Morgan, Gweo Francis and Beryl Jones, as the Three Sisters" Mr. Tom Hughes, as "Pish-Tush," and Mr. J. T. Vaughan as "Ko-Ko," were particularly good; and Mr. T. Stephen Evans, as "Nanki Poo," the Mikado's son, and a wan- dering minstrel, also played his part well.
Merthyr Youth Fined
Merthyr Youth Fined. THIRTY-FIVE MILES AN HOUR." David James, a youth, of Plymouth Terrace, was charged at the local Police Court on Tuesday with driving a motor-cycle at aspe.ed dangerous to the public. P.O. J. Jones said that on Sunday night, whilst standing near the Ca- tholic Church, he saw defendant dri- ving a motor bicycle with a side-car attached down the Brecon Road at a .speed of about 35 miles an hour. Peo- ple had to jump aside and on to the pavement to get out of his way. There was an elderly man in the 8ide car. I Mr. Griffith (Stipendiary): It was a very dangerous thing to do. A fine of 40/- was imposed.