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The Merthyr Express, Aberdare and East Glamorgan Herald, Tredegar and West Monmouth Times from Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Wales • 20

Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Wales
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20 Saturday THE EXPRESS 'April 14th, 1934. LLANBRADACH. Our representative for Llanbradach is Mr. W. L.

Preece, 6, James-street. Llanbradach, all items of news and advertisements should be sent as early as possible. ON THE SICK R. C. Robertson, O.B.E..

has been ill for some weeks; and also Mr. E. Bassett. the billiards marker. Lionel Johnson, M.P.S..

has secured an appointment at Blackpool. He recently qualified as a chemist and since been dispenser at the local surgery." SISTERHOOD. The meeting of the Sisterhood at. the Wesleyan United Methodist Church was held on Thursday, under the presidency of Mrs. E.

Watkins, J.P. Mr. Tom Phillips was the speaker; soloist; and Mrs. Shannon accompanist. FLOWER combined mittee meeting for, the Sports and the Flower Show held on Monday last.

Schedules were discussed and accepted. includes a comic football match on April 26. with the teams Mystics V. Grasshoppers. A carnival will be held at the end of May CYMANFA GANU.

Moriah (C.M.) Church was the venue of the annual Cymanfa of the Caerphilly District of Welsh Methodist Churches week. The conductor was Mr. D. E. Parry Williams, B.Sc..

M.Mus.. Cardiff. and accompanists were Mr. Myrddin James, Senghenydd. and Miss Dorcas Davies, Ystrad Mynach.

RED CROSS DANCE. -The local. detachment of the British Red Cross held whist drive and dance at Llanbradach Hotel last week. Mr. was M.C.

for whist, and the winners were: Ladies: Miss Litt and Mr. M. Lewis (playing lady); gents. Mr. Burnett and Mr.

Hodge. Dancing was afterwards indulged in, the M.C. being Mr. J. Gwilym.

DOG J. Jchnson, of High-street. Llanbradach, who is chemat the Llanbradach Coke Ovens, rescued" his dog from the Rhymney River on Monday. Mr. Johnson was strolling along the bank of the river when the dog, a terrier.

fell into the water, and was carried away, by the current. Without hesitation he plunged into the water, and reached the dog, which he brought safely to bank. SILVER The recently-formed Ystrad Mynach-Llanbradach and District Silver Band is now progressing wonderfully. The secretary is Mr. J.

Ingram, Ystrad Mynach, and the treasurer Mr. F. Stevens. of Lianbradach. They recently gave a concert at the Social Club, the chairman being Mr F.

Stevens. They are training hard for band competition at Pontypool on Whit-Monday. conductor is Mr. D. J.

Stevens, who obtained great success at competitions, especially at UNEMPLOYED A.F.C. The Unemployed A.F.C. gained a meritorious win on Thursday. At the last moment Pontypool disappointed Ystrad Mynach, and SO the local team stepped into the breach. After an excellent game they were worthy winners by a goal to nil, scored by Jones.

On Saturday the Town A.F.C. journeyed to Porth to take part in league match. when Porth won by 5-2. J. Jones and A.

Strong scored for On Monday 3-1, J. Bird (2) and J. Jones scoring. they entertained Energlyn, winning by -After a lapse of eleven years, the Forward Hope juvenile temple re opened at Moriah Vestry on Thursday last. Members of Hope of Cambria (Cardiff) and Hope of Caerphilly conducted the ceremonies, under Sister.

Mra. James, of Cardiff. Seventeen juveniles and three seniors were initiated. After this ceremony, Bro. D.

D. James (Cardiff) gave an address. Then the following offcers were appointed: C.T., Bro. G. Hughes; V.T., Sister Megan Lewis; Bro L.

Thornton; chaplain, Sister Eileen James; marshal, Sister Gwen Parry guard, Bro. Tebbs; P.C.T., Sister M. Doel. Forward Lodge held its weekly session after the juvenile temple, when C.T. Bro, W.

L. Preece presided. Also present were Bro. D. James (Cardiff'), Bro H.

Quarman (Caerphilly), Sister Mrs. James (Cardiff), Sister Mrs. Fris (Cardiff), and Bro. J. Williams (Bedwas).

eight new Afthe opening ceremony members were initiated. Bro. W. L. Preece was elected S.J.W., and Bro.

D. Davies, assistant S.J.W. An address was given Bro. H. Quarman on his visit to the U.S.A.


Trevor Knight, of Warne-street, was found dead in bed. This sad discovery cast 8 gloom over the neighbourhood, where he was well known. FUNERAL OF MR. Monday afternoon the funeral of the late Mr. Davies, at one time a bustness man.

of Francis street. Fleur-de-Lis. passed through the village from Abergavenny en route for interment Gellygaer. Rev. D.

Llew Morris (Llew Ogwy) officiated. BOWLING CLUB -On Monday, held evening their second Trelyn dance at the Bowling Institute, Pengam. The hall had been beautifully decorated for the occasion and the function was attended by about 200 people. M.C.'s were Messrs. Fred Owen treasurer) and Jack Fine and P.C.

Probert. Mr. Tom Shelton and Mr. Idris Harris were M.C.'S. large attendance funeral of Mrs.

LATE MRS. FOWARD. was a E. Foward, wife of Mr. W.

J. Foward, street, Pengam, Cemetery which took Thurs- place at Gwaelodybrithdir on day. The Rev. W. R.

Lewis officiated. The principal mourners were Messrs. W. J. Foward (husband); William Downs.

John Moore and James Moore Daniel Williams, M.E., W. J. Rees. Thomas, Samuel, David, Glyn and Chris Foward (brothers-in-law): Dr. Idris Bowen, Birmingham; Messrs.

Thomas Edwards. Bert Edwards, Thomas B. Edwards, John Edwards, I. Stephens, Wm. Williams, Gomer Griffiths, Melville Moore, Chas.

Phillips, Daniel Lewis and Samuel Lewis (cousins), and Masters David Griffiths and Ronald Moore (nephews). Among those present were Councillors Tom Evans. J.P. (chairman of Gellygaer Council), A. T.

Minhinnick, M.E., Moses C. Price. Frank Loveday, John Godfrey and A. Gardner, Messrs. C.

Foster, Dan Powell, Ivor Williams, B.A., Aldwyn Hughes. W. R. Barker, Idris Williams, A. Baber, A.

L. Pritchard, H. J. Morgan, Ted. Lewis.

(Pengam), Cliff Bale (Troedyrhiw). J. Herriman (Rhymney), W. S. Rowlands.

W. J. Evans, Ivor James, W. Rees. Idwal Williams, Phillip Jenkins (Pontlottyn), D.

0. Bevan, A. Poulson, Haydn Edwards, Luther Williams, Albert Yeo. Tom Morgan (Deri), P.C. John Harris (Barry), Messrs.

D. Harris, Sam Baker, I. Jones, Tom Price, John Griffiths, F. West and Hy. Williams (Brithdir).

Floral tributes were, sent by relatives Forward and and associations sons; Bessie follows: and Dan; Maggie and Billy; Sisters and bro-1 ABERBARGOED. News paragraphs and advertisements will promptly attended to if left at Mr. J. Richards, Newsagent and Tobacconist Commercial- street, Aberbargoed. PULPIT -The Rev.

Tegryd Phillips, pastor of Caersalem Baptist Church, preached at Llanhilleth on Sunday. HOSPITAL -Cambrian Gleemen, John- conducted by Mr. David Jones street. Bargoed, gave a concert. at the Aberbargoed Hospital on Sunday.

PERSONAL -Mr. John Sargent. Neu-street, who 1 recently met with an accident at the local colliery, is progressing favourably at the Workmen's Hospital. -Mr. Sam Morgan, of Thomas-street, Aberbargoed, a former member of the local horticultural society, has been appointed groundsman of the Trelewis Welfare Association.

moeth-street. Aberbargoed. made a break of 104 in a game at the Institute A Robert Nutt. Coedthis week-end. It is expected he will be with a cue and case by the 'committee.

PULPIT J. J. Panes, J.P.. of Church Argoed, on -Rev. "Iorwerth officiated the Methodist Hughes, of Risca, preached at the haltservices at Caersalem on Monday.

yearly, Gabriel was organist and choirmaster. SISTERHOOD'S At the weekly meeting of Aberbargoed Sisterhood on Monday an address was given by Mrs. Hardinge. Bargoed, on Mrs. Sutton presided, and solos were rendered by Mesdames Duggan, Perry and Rees.

Mrs. C. Nelmes was the accompanist. Friday, after a The brief illness. of Mrs.

E. OBITUARY. death took place on Samuel (69), of Nantybwch. Deceased was a frequent visitor to Aberbargoed, and while in this district attended Moriah (B.) Church. There are eight children left to mourn their loss.

Those residing at Aberbargoed are: Mrs. Evan Evans. Coedymoeth-street; Mrs. W. Trayharne, Yew-street; and Mrs.

T. Williams. Bed FIREMAN T. Harvey, a former secretary of the Bedwellty Fire Brigade, has been sented by members of the brigade with an enlarged photograph himself to mark their appreciation of his services. The presentation was made by Mr.

F. Ashford, the senior fireman. Mr. Harvey had held the position of secretary for 16 C. years.

Thomas. The second present officer of secretary the is brigade. Mr. SILVER WEDDING. Ald.

Evan Thomas, J.P., and Mrs. Thomas, Bryntirion, Bedweilty-road. Aberbargoed, celebrated their silver wedding on 'Thursday. They were married at St. Dewi John's Church, Aberdare, by the Rev.

Williams, curate. Ald. Thomas is one best known public men in Monmouthshire and has passed through the chair of the Bedwellty Council. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs.

Thos. Thomas, Aberbargoed, where he has lived and worked all his life. Mrs. Thomas is a daughter of Mr. Daniel Chowles and Mrs.

Chowles, street. Bargoed. formerly of Aberdare. NURSE'S WEDDING -The wedding took place at Moriah Church, the Rev. 1.

Morse officiating, of Mr. Ivor Hammond, son of Mrs. Hammond and the late Mr. John Hammond, Gilfach, and Miss Pansy Evans, 'of Mr. and Mrs.

I. Evans, Aberbargoed. Given away by her father the bride was attired in a dress of beige ring velwith hat to match. and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. Miss Florence Evans (sister of the bride) and Miss Mabel Hammond (sister of the bridegroom) were bridesmaids, and wore dresses bronze ring velvet with caps to match.

and carried bouquets of orange coloured tulips. The bride was a nurse at the local hospital for over nine years, and the Matron and members of the staff attended the ceremony chapel. Mr. Harry Jones, of Bargoed, cousin of bridegroom, was best and Mr. Stan organist.

LATE MR. GEORGE funeral of the late Mr. George Dash, who had resided Bedwellty-road, Aberbargoed. for took place at Bedwellty on Saturday." He died at, Abertillery whilst on a holiday there. He was 85 years of age and one of the founders of Moriah Church.

He was also one of the original members of the Steelworkers' Sliding Scale Board in South Wales. The Revs. H. West, Penydarren, Merthyr, and S. Roberts, B.A., Lanelly, officiated.

The mourners were Messrs. T. C. Dash. S.

Dash, Wm. Dash (sons); G. Wheatstone, A. Perrott. G.

Fisher and W. Hanbury (sons-in-law): Fred Coombes, G. Thomas, H. Simmonds, G. Burkins, T.

G. Dash, E. Perrott, R. Wheatstone and W. G.

Dash (grandsons); Alun Gruno, J. Dash and W. Dash (nephews), and M. Morgan. The bearers were Messrs.

J. Griffiths, Powell, John Powell, J.P.. T. Mantle, F. Heritage and.

James Davies. Among the general public present were Councillor Davies, Messrs. Edmund Thomas. J. Davies.

J. Evans, T. Morgan, Arthur Morgan, P. Evans, Jones. T.

Jones, J. Whent, G. Evans. Ivor Jones, fessed Jones, R. West, Peter Evans and Watts.

MISS COLENSO'S -A wedding was solemnised at Bedwellty Church, the contracting parties being Mr. Sidney Evans, eldest son of Mr. Mrs. E. Evans, Bryn-road.

Markham, and Miss Ivy Colenso, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Colenso, Alexandra Billiards Hall, Aberbargoed. Rev. J.

Davies, Rector. officiated. The bride, who was given away by Mr. Illtyd Foster, Aberkentig. was prettily attired in gown of ivory phantom satin with shoes to match.

She als, wore a veil and wreath of orange blossom, and carried a bouquet of white and pink tulips. The bridesmaid was Miss Megan Huckridge, Goch. who was dressed in a pink silk ankle-length dress with shoes to match. She also wore a silk lace cap The bride's two little nieces, Misses Doreen Foster and Irene Minty, Giltach Goch: were flower girls. and were tired in long blue angel skin dresses with head dresses of flowers.

They carried posies of carnations. Mr. W. Evans, brother the bridegroom. acted as best man.

After ceremony a reception held at the bride's home, when a large" number of guests attended. (Continued from previous column). thers-in-law: National Union of Teachers: Staff of Gellygaer School; Aunt Mary and Uncle Will and Gwyndra; Aunt Catherine and Muriel; Aunt Mary and Lydia; Aunt Sarah and Jemima: Aunt Mary and Dan Lewis; Elvet and Madge; Idris Bett: Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Lewis: Mr and Mrs.

Phillips: Mrs. Probert and family: Miss Foster; Mrs. Harries. Misses Jones and family, Mr. T.

and family. The total of contributions received by the trustees of the British Museum towards the purchase of the Sinai Bible now amounts to 844.19% ABERTYSSWG. Have you a Modern Talisman? There is no better Talisman against misfortune than a POLICY with The STANDARD LIFE -ASSURANCE COMPANYHEAD OFFICE ESTABLISHED LONDON 3 CEORCE STREET 1325 46 QUEEN VICTORIA ST. L64 EDINBURCH. 15: FALL MALL S.WI S.

JENKINS, District Secretary, 14-16, Baldwin BRISTOL N. REES, Local Secretary, 36, Windsor Place, CARDIFF. BARNES, Resident Inspector, "St. Budeaux," Moorside West Cross SWANSEA. BEDWELLTY COUNCIL.

SEALING OF THE NEW RATE: NO INCREASE. Bedwellty Urban District Council, at their meeting at New on Tuesthe next six months Valley, day evening, fixed the following, rate for 12s. tn the and Sirhowy Valley 10s. 8d. in the f.

There is no change from the previous rate. Mr. I. Fine, Cefn Forest, drew attention to the bravery of a young named Sidney Murrell, of Cefn Forest, who, with two others, rescued bathers in the River Usk at Llanellen Bridge in August last. Mr.

Fine said that Murrell jumped in fully clad, and he moved that the Clerk he instructed to write the Royal Humane Society on the Brown seconded, and this was carried. The Council passed a vote of sympathy with Powell, chief sanitary spector, on the death of his mother-inlaw. Reference was made to the appointment of Mr. Fred Meek, assistant sanitary inspector, to the position of chief sanitary inspector under the Abersychan Authority. The Chairman (Mr.

W. H. Harris) said he was pleased he had received promotion, and added that Mr. Meek had done his work admirably whilst in the employ of the Council. Mr.

Lewis Lewis, in paying his tribute, said Mr. Meek was not the first sanitary inspector they had furnished, and he hoped he would not be the last. Others who spoke in a congratulatory vein were Ald. Evan Thomas, J.P., Mr. Idris Davies, and Mr.

W. D. R. Lewis, clerk. The Council appointed Miss Edna Lewis, of Blackwood, as junior clerk.

in the electricity department. RECREATION COMMITTEE. At a meeting of the recreation grounds committee a letter was read from the secrotary of the Bloomfield Allotments' and Gardeners' Association requesting the Council to repair the fencing by providing some stakes and wire. -The Council adopted a recommendation that a few posts be supplied to the association, and that an intimation be conveyed that nothing can be done in future. A deputation from the Woodbine Allotments' Association, consisting of Messrs.

Berkley and Eastment, attended the committee and requested the members to take Into consideration the following fencing; points (2) (1) The repairing of the a reduction in the rental; (3) repairs to the roads on the upper side of the allotments; (4) the provision of pipes to convey surface water; and (5) provision of a trophy to be competed for among all the 'allotments associations in the area for well-kept Council adopted a recommendation: (1) That no reduction be made in the rental; (2) that the Surveyor supply four pipes for veying the surface water; and (3) that the Surveyor report to the next meeting of the committee with regard to the roads and fencing. Mr. Dan H. Price (surveyor) reported with regard to the Aberbargoed Recreation Ground that the work of levelling the portion that can be levelled is now approaching completion. The cost to date was £980, out of an estimated cost of £1,500.

The: Council granted the of the Show Field to the Bedwellty Cricket Club during the coming season. The Blackwood Sunday Schools were also granted use of a ground on Whit-Monday, May, a 21st. meeting of the committee a letter was read from the secretary the Cefn Forest Silver Band suggesting concerts in the park during the coming summer. It was resolved that the matter be sidered at the next meeting of the committee. The Clerk reported to the recreation grounds committee that the Ministry of Health had sanctioned the payment of the reasonable expenses of one delegate conference of the Professional Fire Brigades' Association in Eastbourne in May next, but that the Ministry would enly give sanction in respect of three conferonces this -The recommendation was adopted that the matter be referred.

the finance committee. NEW SHOWROOMS. The Surveyor (Mr. Price) reported wood regard that the greater part of the work to the showrooms at Our correspondent for Abertysswg la Mr. A.

Evans, 24, Walter-street. Sales agent, FOR THE dance was held at the Workmen's Hall on Tuesday in aid of the Unemployed Social Centre. L. C. Mascarhenas.

C.C. W. J. Greene and Mr. D.

Jones and Mr. S. Jones were M.C.'s. Music was provided by the Ace Band, Tredegar. LATE MRS.

-The funeral of Mrs. May, widow of the late Mr. Mav. of Charles took place Op Thursday Rhymney Cemetery. Rev.

E. H. Maddock, B.A., officiated. Mourners were: Messrs. H.

Giles father; H. Giles (jun.) and S. Giles, brothers; F. S. G.

Sidney. and Oswald May. BLIND special annual services were held at Ainon Baptist Church on Sunday, when the preacher was the Rev. David Griffiths, who is blind, of Manchester. Mr.

T. Nash was. organist and Mr. T. Jenkins precentor.

On Monday the Rev. David Griffiths gave a "Bringing Sunshine to the Coun. Dan Roberts presided. fancy dress dance WAs held at the St. Paul's Parish Hall on Thursday by the Girls' Friendly Society.

Prior to the dance a tea was held at which Mr. R. Baker, on behalf of the presented Mrs. Maddock, the president, with a cake stand, to mark the occasion of her departure for Liangattock-Lingoed. At the dance the music was provided by Mr.

Harold Warn. Mr. R. Baker was M.C. and the judge Mr.

L. J. Evans. Prize-winn'ers: Mr. D.

J. Evans and Miss Mary Hadiey." CHURCH St, Paul's Church Abertysswg, on Thursday last. a presentation was made to the Rev. E. H.

Maddock, B.A., and Mrs. Maddock. who are leaving shortly for Llanguttock-Lingoed. the living of which has been accepted by Mr. Maddock.

The Vicar of New Tredegar, the Rev. H. James who presided. said was very pleased the preferment which had come to Mr. Maddock and he wished in him and Mrs.

all success their new sphere of labour. A pianoforte solo was then rendered by Mr. Raymond Parry, after which the people's warden. Mr. David Davies made the presentation, on behalf of the Church.

to Mr. Maddock of an inscribed gold-mounted fountain pen and a cheque. Mr. Stanley Long then rendered a solo. after which Mr.

H. Baker (superintendedt) presented Mr. and Mrs. Maddock with a clock on behalf of the Sunday School. Mrs.

W. Jones, on behalf of the Mothers' Union, presented Maddock with a handsome coffee service. Mr. J. Bevan then rendered a solo.

Other tributes to the work of Mr. and Mrs. Maddock followed from Mr. Isaac Hadley, organist, Mr. A.

Evans. County Councilor W. J. Greene. Mr.

T. J. Davies. The Rev. E.

H. Maddock, in responding on behalf of Mrs. Maddock and himself, thanked all present for the gifts and for the many kind things said about them. He spoke of the efforts made by the people of Abertysswg to make him and Mrs. Maddock happy since they had been there.

He asked them to do everything possible to support his successor work at Abertysswg. LATE REV. J. -The funeral of the late Rev. John Roberts, for more than 28 years pastor of Baptist Church, Abertysswg, took place on Thursday at the held at Rhymney Ainon Church, Cemetery.

A conducted service by was the Rev. T. E. Williams. Rhymney, assisted by the Revs.

W. A. Williams, Pontypridd: T. Bassett, J. C.

Evans, Pontlottyn; C. Jones. Cardiff: Professor J. iths, W. H.

Cooper. Abertysswg, and R. E. Peregrine of Rhymney. At the graveside the Revs.

T. E. Williams and Gomer James officiated. The deacons of the church acted as the bearers. The mourners were Mrs.

Roberts (widow). Messrs. Jonathan Roberts. Maescwmmer. Goronwy Roberts.

Cardiff, and D. C. Roberts. Welshpool (sons), Mrs. O.

C. Davies. Markham (daughter), Messrs Glyndwr. Alun and John Roberts (grandsons). M.

W. Roberts and Moses Roberts (brothers): Mrs. Thomas (sister); Rev. Emrys Roberts (cousin) and Rev. Emlyn Robert: (cousin).

Among others present were Revs. E. Hopkins. Llanbradach; Brynmor Hughes. Gomer James.

H. M. Richards. G. Roberts.

Llew Morris, F. Jores T. M. Jones. Tudor Joncs, J.

J. Lewis, G. Hughes. R. Williams and Griffiths.

D. W. Jones. Morgan Lewis, Tegryd Phillips. H.

Wiliams. Gimblett (Tongrefail). Gwyn Owen. Donald, Walters, J. G.

Williams. J. R. Salmon. J.

Williams. J. Evans. and J. R.

Evans. Merthyr. Among present were Messrs T. John. M.

E. Wiliams J. Williams fun, Llanoradach Tallis. M.E.. T.

Fisher, M.E., J. J. Williams. Dowlais. Coun, D.

Williams: Coun. D. Roberts. County Couns. J.

Greene and W. J. Hancock and Mr. R. Lewis in connection with the shop front had now been completed, and the only other Items to be completed were the rubber flooring and the Neon lights.

The cost to date was £1,180 out of a total estimated cost' of £1,800. It was also reported that the quantity of water purchased from Tredegar Council during March was 9,350,000 gallons, as compared with 9,040,000 gallons during the corresponding month of last year. The average consumption per head per day, on an estimated population of 10,700, was 28.2 gallons, as compared with 28.7 gallons previous month, and 27.3 gallons during the corresponding month of last year. Members present were Messrs. W.

H. Harris (vice I. Fine, Nelmes, Idris Davies, R. Lanagan, and Lewis Lewis, Ald. Evan Thomas, and Mesdames Booth, Brown, Jonkins and Jones, together with the clerk (Mr.

W. D. R. Lewis) and other officials. PONTLOTTYN.

our correspondent for Pontlottyn is Mr. Richara J. Jones, 8. Tynewydd-street. MOUNT ZION -The Seniors tentained the Juniors on Monday.

Mr. John Boundy presided. and Miss E. Cobner read the lesson. and Mrs.

B. Jones sang a solo. An accordion solo was also given by Mr. T. A.

Tippett. Miss Beryl Tippett read 'a very interesting paper Sermon on the Mrs. T. Heatherley was the pianist. riage took place un WEDDED AT The marMary's R.C.

Church, Merthynstof' Mr. Kenneth Brice, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J.

Brice, 7. Picton-street, Pontlottyn, daughter and of Mr. Miss and Lottie the late Kane, Mr. Kane, eldest 3 Merthyr. The Rev.

Canon Flood, assisted by Father Keane, S.O., officiated. The bride, who was given away bruber father, was attired in a dress of elephant crepe, with hat and shoes to match, and carried a prayer book. Her attendants were Mrs. Jones and Miss Irene Brice (sisters of the groom) and Miss Kittie Callaghan. Their dresses were of crepe-de-chine and white satin, with and shoes to tone.

Mr. Danny O'Brien was best man, and Mrs. Vigus Hurley groomsman. The reception was at the 'home of the bridegroom. The newly wedded couple will niake their home in Arch-street, Pontlottyn.

YOUNG -The Mount Zion Young Worshippers' League held services on Sunday at which the Rev. I. P. Sealey officiated. Miss Mabel Moore was organist, Mr.

H. Smith pianist, and Mr. V. Evans steward. On Wednesday a rally was held, in which Pontlottyn, Bargoed and Rhymney were represented.

A tea followed. when the following presided at the tables: Misses M. Jones, M. Browning, A. Evans, J.

Morris, B. Price, H. Price, I. Evans, I. Brice and E.

A. Browning. In the evening a competitive meeting took place, the adjudicators being Mrs. J. Hughes and Mr.

W. Davies. The results were: Solo, Pontlottyn, 8 points: elocution, Pontlottyn, 10 points: lesson. Bargoed, 8 points: essay, Pontlottyn, 10 points: chief choral. Pontlottyn, 7 points.

As Pontlottyn were the winners they hold the silver cup for one year. The winners received their ribbons from Mrs. W. Davies. the Empire Pontlottyn, on Friday, H.

Perrott, retired engine-driver. was presented with a chair by his former fellow workmen on the Great Western Railway. Mr. J. Pullen, who presided, referred to the fact that all locomotive men the G.W.R.

had now to retire at 60, and he would like some little token to be handed to all workmen upon their retirement. A concert followed. to which Messrs. D. Owen, D.

G. Thomas, W. Champion, C. Williams and C. Jenkins contributed.

Mr. Smith. in making the presentation, said Mr. Perrott had given of his best to his workmates and to the G.W.R. Company.

He was one of best drivers to work with and one who was always willing to help. He wished Mr. and Mrs. Perrott long life to enjoy the use of the chair. Mr.

S. Richards, chairman of N.U.R., Mr. C. Frape, Mr. C.

Goode, Mr. C. Coles, Mr. Thomas and Councillor D. Williams also paid tributes.

Mr. H. Perrott was given a splendid ovation when rising to thank all for their kind gift. The occasion, he said, was one that would always remain in his memory. 'Our Place.

sales Wetting agents at Herbert-street, Brithdir and are Mrs. Mrs. M. Goode, 6, PONTLOTTYN ORDER. CASE.

TO GO BACK, TO THE MAGISTRATES. Sitting as a Divorce Court on Wednesday Justices Bateson and Langton 'heard an appeal by Mr. of Ivor the Thomas Glencross from an order magistrates at Pontlottyn Police Court on February 23rd directing him to pay £2 a week for the maintenance of his wife, Mrs. Clarice Elizabeth Glencross. Mr.

H. H. Roskin (instructed by Mr. O. H.

Penn Jones, Merthyr) appeared for the appellant; Mr. O. Temple Morris, M.P. (instructed by Mr. Edward Roberts, Dowlais), represented the respondent.

Mr. Roskin said grounds of the appeal were that the judgment was against the weight of the evidence, that the justices were wrong in law in finding that the appellant had deserted his wife. and that they disregarded the evidence given on behalf of the appellant. Further, there was no proper or sufficient evidence of the appellant's means. "We had said counsel, which we were not able to call." Mr.

Justice Bateson: If you have got this evidence the simplest way is to go to the magistrates and ask for rehearing. Mr. Temple Morris said Mr. Glencrose and a man named Percy Powell gave evidence for the defence, and then the husband's solicitor closed his case. Mr.

Justice Bateson: We have no cation of what the stipendiary magistrate said in giving judgment if he said anything at all. According to the husband's counsel there may be grave reason to think he did not get the case heard which he wanted to present, and the grounds for the decision are not given. His lordship added that the case must back to the magistrates to be heard de novo, and it was the duty of magistrates to give the reasons for their findings. Lord Blanesburg, in a broadcast appeal for the Musicians' Benevolent Fund last night. said that more than half of the professional players of the country had no employment,.

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