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ro-day! Fittings Advice Week Commence; On if opening lay of our Fitting and Advice Week. MADAME SINCLAIR, expert Corot W.B. headquarters Fitter from in Linden, is in attendance each dry to place her expert knowledge 1 yo ur disposal. consultations are free and places vov under no oblig Why not yourscif of thss atson. opportunity to Wyour really correct model? w.g's have so large and varied a op that th ere i a model to suit eve type figure.

cell or phone for xn appointment oh Madame who will be pleased to advise you on your Corset plobleted. 1342-1343. rn IWO 1333. side (wel ing model in floured faille. with knit elastic side 4' 24 At WB CORSETS W.B.

Rubber Redusos' keep your figure smart, smooth and comfy. The rubber is perforated for lightness and ventilation, lined with soft stockinette so that no rubber touches your skin, and covered with a most attractive material. Modal 828. Bark.laring Modal 929. (As innstrilled.) Step-in design, style, with short busk with short lacing at st front for comfort each side at top; two and support, short bones for extra oupport, at front.

axes Sizes 51-38. 20--38. CHILDREN'S CORNI By BIRD THAT BAKES HIS HOME I)h, yes," I hear someone say, "birds are very clever In many but after all they still stick nests. They never got as far as i.lahling houses like we do." Nrlc that's where you're wrong. I lan't say they build them of bricks, but nere in a bird which.

instead of baking ricks like we do, bakes its whole house. The Ovf.n Bird's Met Come oxer to South America (We do dcn't we?) and see the Oven Dzmn on the banks of a river we'll f.rj these Mender little birds. For there "7 mil find the mud or clay with to build their house. But, my 111 3 1 11 ese. how they to work! We can go fairly close to watch them, 'Y they are fearless little creatures, l3 no alarm at the signt of man.

l3 ough if we go too near, they'll innek at Us and try to drive us away. HOW THEY BUILD rant have people interfering with says Father Oven Bird. 1 Certainly not," agrees Mother, when xere get so little time. I think it's time 'nixed some more grass with this 'M. don't you.

111 get scmc," said Father, who can Ys take a hint. Bark he comes with a nice little load aeon they both work into the sides of lust Then more mud and by the beak-load from the river 2k, such a very little at a time. and bigger grows the house. 'lla a nive front door in it. But what jot ot coming and going through it.

tevcr are they doing inaide? Let's eke a Peep while they're both down up clay. Why, they're actually two rooms here with a strong I 1937 SOUVENIR or the Anointing Spoon tmd at tie Coronation Ceremony. I pr. Coffee 34, Tea (I 6l or Christening Spoon sth.r. Gilt nail Fnamel.

Tea 5'6. A. Na. Cilt. Tea 4IIB ERT.

Chancery Lane Safe London. W.C.2. wall in between. Quite a Litt; 2 bungalow, this is going to be. One bedroom, one living room.

No sign of h. and c. yet, but I wouldn't be surprised at anything these little builders may do. "Speaking of I heard someone say, "how does the Oven Bird bake its house? Surely it has no furnace?" THE BAKING Well, now, have you noticed one thing' This little house is built right in the open. No sheltering leaves or branches hang over it.

It is built just where it will catch the fierce rays of the South American sun. That is sufficient. They don't need a furnace. Tr.eir little house bakes while it is being built. That's why they have to work so hard to mix in the grass before the clay dries! And now the house is finished and the proud pair take possession.

But what is this? Mother takes complete possession of the bedroom, while Father has to ir.ake do with a shake-down in the living room. For the inner room is to be the incubator, so to Here Mother lays her eggs and broods on them, while Father's job is to fetch and carry food, and do the houses ork, and away strangers. W. leave him scrubbing the doorstep and shrieking at us to go home and mind our own business. AMATEUR DRAMA Rhondda and Pontsirdulais Companies' Successes Garrick Dramatic Society, Rhondda, who presented "The Devil" at the concluding performance on Saturday under the auspices of the Pembrey drama competition, were awarded the prize for the best performance of an English play.

Mrs. Matt Lewis was the producer. Thz prize for the bast production of a Welsh play won by Dan Matthews's Drama Company. Pontardulais. who Performed "Dros Gorwel.

The adjudicator was Miss Meriel Williams, Llangollen. DRAMA FESTIVAL OF BOYS' CLUBS That he was agreeably surprised with the high standard of amateur drama in Wales was the statement of Mr. A. H. Mansfield, of London.

when hz gave his adjudication of the first annual drama festival organised by the South Wales Federation of Boys' Clubs on Saturday. Mr. Mansfield saw 12 teams compete in the festival in various parts of South Wales during last week. and he cornplimented the boy actors on their high standard of work. Marks were awarded as follow 91 (producer.

Mr. James Owen); Swansea Red Triangle and Llwynypia, 90: Troedyrhiw. 83: Rises, 80; Clydach Vale. 70: Trealaw, Crumlin, and Swansea. 65: Mountain Ash, Pontypridd, and Tylorstown.

60. Risca won the Lady Forestier-Walker trophy presented to the best Monmouthshire team. 82-YEAR-OLD VILLAGE CHURCH MUSICIAN Mr. Augustus John's Father WESTERN MAIL SOUTH WALES NEWS, MONDAY, APRIL 12, MOON ISU. Youthful step-in, in figured faille, stretching back and sides; zipp fastener at side.

sizes 24-32. 3 0, ANNE DREWE'S Alphabet of THOSE of you who have wisely postponed your springcleaning campaign until after Easter are probably in the throes of the annual overhaul just now. Here, then, are the remainder of the spring-cleaning hints which I compiled for you in alphabetical order. Nowapapars are invaluable at springcleaning time so do not discard your old newspapers as being a mere collection of useless lumber. If you are putting away some of your winter blankets, fold them in old newspapers to keep the moths at hate' the smell of printer's ink! Torn up into small pieces and damped, newspapers can be used instead of tea leaves to keep the lust down when sweeping.

Spread several layers of paper over your tables when washing up your store ct when dishing up meals, and you will save yourself a certain amount of cleaning-up. Use wads of newspaper to clean the grease oft the kitchen range or the top of the stove. A crumpled pad of newspaper can also be used to give a final polish to windows, mirrors, pictures, dec. Oil of you possess old oil paintings which need a little cleaning up. Wash with warm not hot water, wetting only a small portion at a time and drying immediately.

Use only the softest cloths, free from lint. When the entire surface has been washed and dried, go over it again with a piece of flannel slightly moistened with the best quality linseed oil. Do not use enough oil to leave a perceptible film on the surface to catch ani hold dust, but merely enough to keep the paint from drying out and cracking, and to preserve the life and brilliancy of the colours. Painted Woodwork is sometimes troublesome to clean efficiently, for it frequently happens that after washing in the usual way it looks dull and unpolished. To obviate this, use the following mixture for cleaning your paint: two quarts of boiling water add two tablespnonsful of turpentine and one of skimmed milk.

Use this instead of clear water with just sufficient soap to make good suds. You will find that this will clean the paint perfectly and at the same time leave it bright and glossy. Qullta that call for home laundering need careful washing. Fill a small bath with warm soapsuds, put the quilt into it and squeeze until the water is dirty. Then make fresh soapsuds and repeat the process.

To rinse. squeeze the quilt again in clear warm water until all the soap is removed, and hang in the open air to dry. This method of washing can be safely used for all quilted materials and eiderdowns. Remember that the quilt should be well shaken in the open air when dry to restore its softness. Renovations of all kinds are nearly always in evidence at spring-cleaning time, and the dyeing of curtains and other materials may be contemplated.

In the first place, home dyeing cannot achieve the impossible. The professional, dyers state that they can dye almost any colour any other colour in any fabric. Their charges are so moderate and they, have facilities for bleaching out the unwanted colour that no home dyeing could ever emulate, so if you want to freshen up your tired carpets and curtains get a price-list of charges from one of the firms of dyers and cleaners advertising in this paper and let them Aladdin-ise your household goods. Stale Bread is an excellent cleanser. On light coloured upholstery it works miracles in removing the dusty film that is bound to collect.

Just take a good thick slice from the middle of not too fresh a loaf and rub it weli all over the chairs, and over the wallpaper if you like as well. Then brush the crumbs out with a stiff upholstery brush. Beware, Best Spring Cleaning Hints however, of using it to remove grease stains. It is often so dry and hard that it scratches the surface. A paste of Fuller's earth and magnesia would be better for grease-stained walls.

This should be left on the stain until it is quite dry, and great care must be used in removing the paste to avoid scratching the surface beneath. Tiled fireplaces and surrounds seem to present difficulty with regard to their cleaning. For unglazed brick fireplaces soap and water are inadvisable as cleansing agents. Any form of abrasive powder is also taboo. The bricks cannot be dried properly when water is used, and the powders cannot be removed from the crevices.

The best way of treating these bricks for ordinary cleaning is to brush them with a rather long-bristled, very soft brush. A cloth wrung out in hot soapy water can be dabbed over the bricks occasionally, but be careful that no water gets into the crevices, or this will spoil the finished appearance. A little olive oil will help if dabbed on the bricks occasionally with a soft brush. Glazed tiles keep clean and glossy much longer if you wipe them over with a cloth damped with paraffin when they are quite dry after washing with soapy water. Upholstered chairs that do not yield to the aforementioned methods of clean- ing or that are very dirty need different treatment.

Beat them in the open-air with a light cane, then brush quickly. To brighten the colours rub over the upholstery with a clean cloth saturated with petrol. Do this outside also in any case it must be done away from fire or light. If only slightly soiled, upholstered furniture may be rubbed with warm bran. Heat two pans full of bran in the oven.

Rub into the furniture with a clean flannel, changing the bran as it becomes soiled. Then brush well to remove all traces of the bran. Vacuum cleaners are at this time of year and they need care to keep them in good condition. The bag should be emptied regularly after use as the accumulation of a mass of dust throws unnecessary work on the motor and reduces the strength of the suction. The flex should be examined from time to time.

Any small part which is abraded can be made secure by wrapping it with a little insulating tape. If the cleaner has been in use for some considerable time and the covering of the flex has been worn off in several places. exposing the rubber insulation. it would be wise to get a new flex fixed by an electrician. Walls, whether they are to be redecorated or not, generally need some small amount of attention apart frcir cleaning.

Nail holes need refilling with a plaster composition and tinting to the colour of the surrounding walls. Loose or torn edges of wallpaper should be stuck down with one of the clean office-paste" adhesives. When a piece of patterned paper has been damaged or torn off and it is not desirable to re-paper the whole room! much may be done by tearing a rough! patch of paper and pasting it over. The'. uneven edges do not show nearly as much as in a straight-cut niece.

Bad patches caused by daanp, may be decoratively covered by one of the many lovely designs of trees, birds. flowers, which are sold specially for application at spaced intervals on a plain background. And now we come to Y. and Zthose three difficult letters that spell trouble for people who try to compile household dictionaries! With and used as the nom-de-plumes of so many readers who write to me for advice. I am, going to conclude this article with a hearty invitation to all you people to send me in your problems if you think I can help to make spring-cleaning easier! FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT TENBY, Sunday.

Taking his seat at a small harmonium, an eighty-two-year-old man played hymns and psalms at the morning service of Gumfreston village church to-day. For more than forty years he has walked the three miles from Tenby, caring nothing for rain or even flooded to perform this duty. He is Mr. E. W.

John, silver-haired father of Mr. Augustus John, R.A., portrait painter of world renown. While his famous son paints the world's celebrities, the fathcr devotes himself to the little church, with its ivy-mantled tower" hidden away in a verdant valley. Not only does Mr. John play the harmonium every Sunday: he also keeps a watchful eye on the church accounts.

So well does he manage things at Gumfreston that the rector (Canon Edwards) gave back hi Easter offering to his parishioners to pay for a heating installation in the church. CHOIR OF 600 VOICES The annual cymanfa ganu of the Welsh Congregational churches at Treharris and Trelewis was held on Sunday at Tabernacle Church. Treharris, and the massed choir of 600 voices was conducted by Mr. W. R.

Evans, Mus.Bac.. Mardy, under whose capable leadership the singing reached a very high standard. The Tabernacle Orchestra. conducted by Mr. Oliver Eynon, assisted with the music, and the organist was Mr.

W. J. C. Griffiths. At the morning session the new two-manual organ which has been installed in Tabernacle Church was formally opened.

There were large congregations throughout the day. EISTEDDFOD AWARDS Chief Choral Competition Won by Porth Society The second annual eisteddfod of the Trehafod District Welfare Association, held at the Memorial-hall on Saturday, was well attended, and it was past midnight when the competitions, which attracted nearly 200 competitors, concluded. Mr. Tom Thomas, local headmaster, and Mr. W.

H. Mainwaring, M.P., were the conductors, and the adjudicators were Mr. D. Tawe Jones, Carmarthen, and Mr. Dewi Chubb, Pontypridd (music), and Mr.

D. M. Jenkins, Pontypridd, and Mr. J. S.

Thomas, Trehatod (recitations). Alderman David Thomas was the secretary. The awards Chief Choral: Ist, North and District Choral Society (conductor. Mr. Stanley Williams); 2nd, Merthyr Vale; 3rd.

Pontygwaith Harmonic. Male Voice Glee: ist, Morlais Glee Party (conductor. Mr. Alf Morgan); 2nd. Penrhiwceiber Colliery; 3rd.

Barry. Champion solo, Teiflon Williams, Treforest. Soprano solo: Miss Dora David, Cardiff. Contralto solo: Madam Olwen Priee, Cardiff. Tenor solo: D.

J. Parat, Abertillery. Bass solo: Divided between Norman Vassal! (Cardiff) and lt. Griffin (Tonypandy). Novice FOlO, Divided( between Miss Irene May James (Treorchy) and Miss May Allen (Gilfach).

Children's choir, Cymmer and District (conductor. Mr. Eddie Williams). PENYBONT Mr. W.

J. Watkins, Ystradmynach, presided at the annual Penybont (Carm). Eisteddfod. Chief awards were Chief juvenile recitation: Mair Griffiths. Pa nt ygronw.

Chief juvenile polo: Leslie Rees (Talog) and Essie Thomas (nieenycoed). Union recitation: Irene Owen and friends. Penybont. Duet: Myrddin Wilkins and Leslie Rees. Talog.

Union singing: Penybont. Novice solo: Caleb James (Penybont) and Miss Tamar Williams (Penybont). Limerick: Mine Williams. Talog. o2rano or tenor: Mrs.

E. Bees, Talog. Open recitation: Trefor Owen. Et. Clears.

(Thotc Penybont (conducted by Mr. Edwin Williams). Quartet: Penybont. iirs.Nflians and Mrs. Tees.

Taloa. Pastry It is a mistake to put pastry into too hot an oven. If this is done, particularly with a meat or fruit pie, the top of the pastry becomes brown and crisp, but the underside is left soggy and indigestible. because the escape of steam and air has been prevented by the hard casing on top. Rumanian Royal Renunciation Decrees Prince Nicholas May Live in Italy BUCHAREST, Sunday.

Prince Nicholas, younger brother of King Carol, whose renunciation of all his Royal prerogatives has been announced, was the subject of two Royal decrees to-day. The first confirms that. Prince Nicholas ceases to be a member of the Royal family and loses all the rights and prerogatives attached thereto. The second decree states that as from yesterday the Prince is no longer a member of the Army and that he loses all the rights and prerogatives of his ranks and functions which he held in the land, army. air force, and navy.

INTERVIEW WITH MINISTER The renunciation is the chief topic of the newspapers here. According to "Curentul," the vice-chairman of the Cabinet, M. Inculetz, saw Prince Nicholas yesterday and made known to him the terms of the decrees. During this talk Prince Nicholas is said to have expressed the wish to make his home in Italy. THE KING AND QUEEN GREETED BY 10,000 Thrill for Visitors at Windsor Castle Ten thousand people cheered the King and Queen on Sunday afternoon on the East Terrace, Windsor Castle.

The King had given permission for the public to be admitted to the terrace to listen to the bands of the Royal Horse Guards and the Coldstreain Guards, and when their Majesties, with the Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, came to the windows of the Royal apartments they were greeted with enthusiasm. The cheering was renewed when later the King and Queen and the Princesses walked from the Castle into the gardens below the East Terrace. The Changing of the Guard ceremony took place at 9.30 a.m., and will be held at that time on Sundays in future instead of the usual hour of 10.30, by command of the King, who does not wish it to clash with the church-going time. Silver Cloths To prepare some old soft cloths for polishing silver put them into a pan with a pint of milk to which has been added an ounce of hartshorn powder. Boil for five minutes, then wring and dry before the fire.

These bring all ware up beautifully. BANFIELD-LESTER Mr. Alfred Edward Banfield, son of Mr. A. K.

Banfield and of the late Mrs. Banfield, of Thorpe Bay, Essex. was married at St. John's Church, Cardiff, on Saturday to Miss Dorothy Lillian Lester, daughter of the late Mr. George Lester and of Mrs.

Lester, of Cardiff, formerly of Newport and Gillingham, Kent. Canon J. A. Lewis officiated. Given away by her uncle, Mr.

D. R. Prosser, the bride wore a blue and white cloque ensemble, with fox furs and orchids and a veiled juliet can to match. Mr. A.

Woolner was best After a reception at the Royal Hotel Mr. and Mrs. Bantleld for Paris, the bride wearing a Coronation gold satin tunic dress, with a coat and bat to match. Dr. Joseph Kennedy, of London.

son of the late Mr. Matthew Kennedy and of Mrs. Kennedy, of Polwarth-gardens. Edinburgh. was married on Saturday at Roath Park Congregational Church, Cardiff, to Miss Eira Mary Kelly, daughter of Mr.

and Mrs. Howard A. Kelly, of Penlline-road, Whitchurch, Cardiff. The Rev. R.

E. Salmon officiated The bride wore a gown of pearl mirror velvet cut on classical lines, with a train. and her veil of Brussels net was secured by a halo of stiffened net and fell to the edge of the train. The Misses Joyce Cann, Margaret Price, Joan Cleeves, Margaret Reynolds, and Joan Shail were the bridesmaids. Mr.

W. J. Kelly was best man. and the nentlnued In preceding column 14COR'N w. a R.

'web Cs. (LiverPlO Ltd. TREE FOSSIL IN SHALE Forest That Grew at Kenfig Hill This week's special exhibit at the National Museum of Wales is provided by the department of geology and shows the impression of a portion of the trunk. of a laevigata in shale associated with the Rock raWr vein of coal at Aberbaitlen Colliery, Kenai; Hill. The chief interest of the specimen lies in the fact that the donors, Messrs.

David Berry and G. Hold, were able to supply exact iniormation concerning its mode of occurrence, and thus throw some light on the relation of the plant remains to the coal seams with which they are associated. The impression illustrated on the picture page lies on one side of a slab of shale about one inch in thickness and faced upwards. The back of the shale was in contact with the upper surface the Rock Fawr vein of coal. The specimen is 37 inches long and is part only of what must have been a very tall tree trunk which grew during the time when the upper part of the coal seam was formed from the foliage and stems of this and similar trees.

When a slight subsidence of the land caused the area to J.l flooded sufficient mud to provide one inch of shale was deposited, and water then rotted the wood, causing the collapse of the tree, so that it has been preserved just above the Rock Fawr coal. MY GARDEN TO-DAY Tub Plants With those who have only a small garden at their disposal tub gardening becomes a necessity, and ij suf ticient pains are taken it can be made to look very attractive. In a well-mixed compost plant life will thrive in old casks, stout boxes, and small tubs. J. P.

Continued from next column ushers were Messrs. Douglas Kelly, Kenneth Lucocq, Lyn Williams, Anthony Robson, and John Reynolds. The wedding has taken place at St. James's Church, Pyle, the Rev. D.

J. Arthur (vicar of Pyle) officiating, of Capt. Edward Marsden, son of Capt. and Mrs. Marsden, Pisgah-street, Kenflg Hill, and Miss Olive M.

Cobley, daughter of Mr. J. Cobley and the late Mrs. Cobley, Pyle. PEARL HALO The bride, who was given away by her cousin, Mr.

Russell Hooper, wore a gown of off-white satin with a short train extending from the skirt. A pearl halo held in place her veil of tulle. The bridesmaids were the Misses Margaret Hooper and Jean Chapman, Dr. James Chapman being best man. The Rev.

E. K. C. Hamilton (vicar of St. Paul's Church) officiated.

CARDIFF WOMAN DOCTOR MARRIED Met Bridegroom on Hospital Staff At St. Paul's Church, Knights. bridge, on Saturday Miss Phyllis N. Hooper, M.D., B.Cii., D.P.H., daughter of the late Mr. Edwin Hooper and of Mrs.

Hooper, of Roath, Cardiff, was married to Mr. Thomas L. Chapman, F.R.C.S.. son of the late Mr. James Chapman and of Mrs.

Chapman, of Ballencrieff, Troon, Ayrshire. They first met when they were on the staff of St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London. The bride is a graduate of Cardiff University College and has had a brilliant career in the medical world. The bridegroom qualified at the Glasgow University and in London and is on the staff of the Victoria Infirmary.

Glasgow. ARTHUR--BCOTT The wedding took place on Saturday at Llanhennock Church, Caerleon, of Mr. George Wilfred Arthur, of Cefn-llech, Llangibby, and Miss Elizabeth Burnett Marshall Scott, daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Scott and of Mrs Scott, of The Garn, Caerleon. The Rev.

Gomer Davies and the Rev. Lancaster Oswalt officiated. The bride was given away by her uncle, Dr. S. McClure, and she wore a two-piece suit of powder blue and navy, with a veiled juliet cap and navy accessories.

Miss Jean Bailie Scott was bride- maid and Mr. Ronald Parry Arthur best man. SECCOMBES QUEEN ST -CARDIFF --Af 740 I IA I /1.14. 411 411 11,1 4X r. 4 7 2 )) 4 eke 5.0 6 -1 slt sic ef' rsm3 4 3 I ve Zsill-) 1 ii i se 4 'ER i 'i 1 1 1 :4 If 0 0 the t.

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