THE SOCIAL OUTLOOK July 18th. The Lord Chief Justice, to whom the matter had been referred, appointed Sir William Pickford, Lord Justice of Appeal. as Independent Chairman of the Welsh Coal Board Mr. W. Thome, M.P., gave notice to ask the President of the Board of Trade as to the action he intended to take with regard to the report of W. and C. T. Jones Steamship Company. With a fleet of 13 steamers the profit for the year was stated to be 1524.855 (as against £ 87,105 last year) representing a profit of 187 per cent. on the Company's capital. July 19th. Welsh night in the House of Commons. Messrs. E. T. John, John Hinds, Towyn Jones, Edgar Jones and Sir Ivor Herbert. with the help of Mr. T. P. O'Connor led the attack, the Govern- ment was defeated dy 51 to 46-Mr. W. Brace, a Member of the Government, being in the minority. Mr. Acland, for the Government, said he had spent a great deal of his life in Wales, and he knew that the Welsh people were bom Small Holders." Therefore, a colony there would dispossess many admirable farmers. Mr. C. Bathurst. appointed to act for the Board of Agriculture, reported to the House that (1) no offer of 2,000 acres of suitable land had been made (2) that Anglesey County Council had offered 1,340 acres (3) that Anglesey was not so good for the purpose as the Vale of Glamorgan owing to the distance to big markets. He also stated that in no part of Great Britain was there a greater development of the co-operative spirit in Agriculture than in Wales Cardiff Education Com- mittee rejected proposals to establish a separate Education Council for Wales. July 20th. Work commenced at Chepstow in preparation for the coming of the Standard Shipbuilding Company Representatives of the Calvinistic Methodists met at Shrewsbury, and resolved to recommend (1) that there should be one federal University for Wales (2) that there should be a chair of Theology at each of the Constituent Colleges-Aberystwyth, Bangor, and Cardiff, and (3) that the Welsh Colleges should be free to all students. July 2 Is*. The Council of the Cardiff College, Lord Pontypridd pre- siding, resolved that it was not in agreement with the Senate on the question of the foundation of a separate University for Cardiff, being of opinion that the federal character of the Univer- sity of Wales should be maintained Progress in Carmarthen- shire with the Child Welfare problem. Carmarthen Town Council has decided to support a Maternity Nurse the County Council are to appoint two whole-time Nurses, and are also to have the assistance of several Nurses who are controlled by the various Nursing Associations of the County. July 25th. Dr. Bilsborrow enthroned as Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff. Catholics gathered from all parts of the new Arch- diocese-Wales. Monmouth and Hereford. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Northampton took the parable of the grain of mustard seed as his text for the sermon and pointed out (1) that the Holy See had explicity desired to gratify Welsh National aspirations (2) it was not a mean attempt to take advantage of Disestablishment, but a combination of the plans of organization adopted in 1840 (3) that Protestantism in Wales was no native product-it was a thoroughly alien impor- tation. The arms of the new Archbishop bear the words in Welsh A garo Dewi ddiofreddawg cared efferen Report that Mr. Henry Radcliffe had offered 500 acres in Glamorgan for a Soldiers' Farm Colony. (Pages from an Observer's Diary.) July 28th. Denbigh Education Committee appointed a lady as Travelling Art Teacher who will supervise the teaching of Art at various Centres. The Committee also approved of the establishment of a Council of Education for Wales Announce- ment made that Mr. Walter Roch, M.P., for the County of Pembroke, would be added to the Dardanelles Commission. July 29th. Annual Meeting of Board of Governors of Welsh National Memorial at Llandrindod Wells. The address of the President (Col. David Davies, M.P.) in his absence on military duties was read by Mr. D. W. Evans. Number of persons examined last year was 9,155 an increase of 287. In Sanatoria, 1,290 patients were treated as against 1,214-71 per cent. being discharged as "fit for work." In Hospitals there was 2,178 patients as against 1,798. Expenditure for the year £ 86,306. Sir Wm. Osier's fine tribute to the work was-" Stick to it. You are working on right lines and will be right type of organiza- tion. July 31st. South Wales Coalfield Delegate Conference decided for a two-day holiday in spite of urgent appeal both of the Govern- ment and of Miners' Leaders This decision was afterwards rescinded, and a large numbers of miners worked during the usual August Holiday Resolutions passed by public bodies to protest against the action of theiBoard of Trade in allowing Welsh Coalowners an additional 2s. 6d. per ton in the price of coal for home consumption. August 3rd. Mr. Lloyd George proceeding with appointment of an Advisory Board for Army Chaplains. Has promised to receive deputation from Wales so that Welsh speaking troops may have a repre- sentative on the Board Monmouthshire County Council decided to establish 20 maternity and infant consultation centres at a cost of U.450 per annum Total number of men attested in Glamorgan and Monmouth said to be about 160,000. August 7th. The 27th Annual Meeting of the National Amalgamated Labourers Union held at Swansea. The President said that peace would bring industrial war. He referred to the treaty of the "triple alliance "-the miners, transport workers, and railwaymen-and their hopes in the working out of industrial salvation. 2,621 members of the union had joined the colours. August 8th. Lord Crawford, President of the Board of Agriculture stated that out of the 6.000 acres to be purchased for Farm Colonies. 1,500 acres will be allocated to Wales. The selection of the site to be decided by a Committee of representatives selected from the Welsh Parliamentary Committee and the Welsh Agricultural Council Lord Wimbome to return to Ireland as Lord Lieutenant. August 10th. Grave discontent amongst Teachers in the County of Carmar- then. Circular issued, on behalf of Elementary Teachers. calling attention to the deplorable conditions of Elementary education in the County." It is alleged by the Teachers in their manifesto on Education in Ruins in Cannarthenshire that (I) out of 495 Class Teachers, 419 are Uncertificated; (2) only 19s. 8Jd. spent on every child in Carmarthen, while Glamorgan's figure: is £ 2 Us. 7d.: (3) Government Grant lost on 14 schools owing to their disgraceful condition."