David Davies, MP., the President; thousands of bulbs, &c.. for the South Wales Sanatorium by Mrs. C. H. Bailey, of Newport; a cheque for £ 10 from a friend in Canada and-last but not least- a thank offering of five guineas from the grateful father of two girl patients who had been restored to health at one of the sanatoria. The work of the Memorial appeals to the imagination of the public and the Association, true to its trust, adopts a bold and aggressive policy for the combatting of tuber- culosis, with unshaken faith in the resolve of the people of Wales to supply it with all the necessary funds. No. 25, Clytha Park, Newport, which Sir Garrod Thomas and his family are now handing over to the Association, is the noble mansion in which the generous knight has for many years resided. It occupies a detached position, where several cross roads intersect, in a most beautiful part of Newport, and in every respect is admirably fitted for the pur- pose for which it is to be utilised-a hospital for the reception of children who need special surgical treatment. It is believed that between 25 and 30 children can be accommodated. Sir Garrod has also presented a carriage, which he states, will be useful in sending for the little children and also arranging drives for them." When regard is had to the fact that it is only a little over two years since the Association has been in operation, the progress made with the provision of beds is wonderful. At the present moment the Association owns 259 sanatorium beds, and it rents 86 beds in other institutions, giving a total number of sanatorium beds of 345. In addition the Associa- tion owns to-day 230 hospital beds, and it rents 168 beds in other institutions, giving a total of 398 hospital beds. This number added to the sana- torium beds gives the grand total of 743. By the end of 1915, if, as it is believed, the new institutions now in course of erection are completed, the Associa- tion will have 1,228 beds; and it is thought that this will be sufficient to deal with all forms of tuberculosis in Wales and Monmouthshire. In addition to the gifts already mentioned, the Association has been fortunate in securing from Mr. Hanbury, of Pontypool Park, the promise of seven acres of land, near Pontypool Road Station for the erection of a hospital, which will serve Newport and Monmouthshire patients. Mr. Han- bury is about to acquire this land from the Trustees of his estate for the purpose of handing it over to the Association. He has, in addition, expressed his willingness to compensate the Committee of the Local Golf Club for damage which must be done to their property by reason of the building operations of the Association. The Association is indebted to Mr. J. 0. Tyler, the Agent to Mr. Hanbury, for his assistance in this matter, and also to Dr. David Rocyn Jones, the Medical Officer of Health of the County of Monmouth, whose services have been of great value. On Christmas Day in most of the Institutions belonging to the Association the patients were the recipients of presents from kind donors. In some of the Hospitals, every patient had a present. It is interesting to add that on Christmas Day 612 patients occupied beds provided by the Association. The Association is at the present time able to cope, and meet with, all demands for sanatorium beds, while the pressure of hospital beds has been very con- siderably relaxed. For the present the Educational Campaign of the Welsh Memorial is mainly confined to School Lectures in Glamorganshire and Carnarvonshire. All the schools in Anglesey, Montgomeryshire, Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, Breconshire and Pembrokeshire have had a Lecture, and anyone travelling through the villages of those Counties can see one of the results in the high percentage of open windows in the cottages. The big houses show the least signs of having come under the in- fluence of the Campaign. During the quarter ending December 31st, 1914, 269 elementary schools and three secondary schools have received a lecture. The total attendances amounted during the quarter to 940 adults (teachers, managers, and parents), and 21,195 children. THE APPOINTMENTS BOARD FOR WALES. Secretary -R. Silyn Roberts, M.A. Office -University Registry, Cathays Park, Cardiff. The war is still keeping the staff of the Board busy. When the history of these months is written it will be found that the number of military officers the Welsh Colleges and Schools has supplied will be striking. In the first weeks of the War a large number of students joined the Army as privates. They are now well-trained soldiers and almost ready for active service. Many of them have already obtained commissions. But it would be sheer waste to throw any really capable men into the trenches as privates. If the war lasts there will soon be a dearth of officers and it should not be forgotten that the number of intelligent, well-educated young men in the land is strictly limited. Some command- ing officers show reluctance to sign applications for