WESTERN MAIL SATURDAY DECEMBER 11. 1926. No. 321.
DIED IN SCHOOL-Newport Teacher Falls During Prayers.
The death occurred in tragic circumstances on Friday of Mr. H. T. EVANS, a
teacher at Bolt-street School, Newport.
The scholars were assembled for prayers, when Mr. EVANS fell to the ground.
Dr. McCORMICK was sent for, but pronounced life extinct.
Mr. EVANS, who was a married man with one child, resided at Preston-avenue,
Newport, and was married to Miss FROST, formerly teacher at the municipal
secondary school. He was the son of Councillor Richard EVANS, of Pontypridd.
LLANVACHES LABOURER'S FATE.
At the inquest at Newport on Friday on John BAKER (73) retired farm labourer,
of Llanvaches, who died at Woolaston House as the result of shock from burns,
the Coroner returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence. BAKER
lived alone, and the Coroner thought a piece of wood must have fallen out from
the fire whilst the dead man was sitting by it and set fire to his clothing.
BOXING AT TONYPANDY- Eddie JOHN Outpoints Wyndham BLAKE.
Eddie JOHN (Pentre), the flyweight champion of Wales, and Wyndham BLAKE
(Penygraig) gave a fine display of scientific and speedy boxing at the Square
Pavilion, Tonypandy, on Friday, JOHN'S superior strength gaining for him a
narrow points decision.
BLAKE held a lead at the half distance as the result of clean left-handed work
at long range and judicious use of a right hook, but later he received some
heavy punishment at infighting. JOHNS appeared to have the issue well in hand in
the eighth round, but BLAKE rallied splendidly in the closing sessions without,
however, quite succeeding in wiping out the arrears.
In minor bouts Tommy JOHN (Pentre) defeated Dai BOWEN (Pentre) on points,
while Gunner RICHARDSON (Trealaw) and Evan PERRY (Treorky) boxed a draw over six
BOXER INJURES A KNEE-Billy DELAHAY Retires At Aberavon.
The final boxing tournament in aid of the Aberavon Canteen Fund, held at the
Public-hall on Friday, attracted a large crowd.
A fifteen-round contest between Billy GREEN (Taffs Well) and Billy DELAHAY
(Merthyr) came to an abrupt end midway through the fourth round. DELAHAY slipped
in ducking a punch and injured his left knee so badly that he retired.
Young LEWIS (Stanleytown) forced Young MURPHY (Taibach) to retire in the third
of a ten-round bout.
The chief bout brought together Billy HAMPTON (Pontypridd) and Young HYNES
(Merthyr) over fifteen rounds. It proved a brilliant and open affair for twelve
rounds, when the referee stopped it in favour of HYNES.
DIED AT CWMTILLERY TIP.
Oliver GREEN (63) a married unemployed collier, living at West Bank-grove,
Cwmtillery, went to pick coal on a tip on Friday morning when he fell dead.
BLACKWOOD CINEMA SOLD.
The Palace Cinema, Blackwood, was sold at the Royal Hotel, Cardiff, on
Friday, to Mr. W. PHILLIPS, Briar Bank, Blackwood, for £3,000.
The cinema which is held on an underlease of 99 years from December 1. 1913 at
an a.g.r. of £57, was sold complete with furniture and effects.
TOO LAZY TO WORK-Cefn Hengoed Husband Rebukes The Bench.
At Bargoed on Friday Richard JONES, aged 39, labourer of Cefn Hengoed, was
summoned by his wife, Margaret, in respect of £10. 5s. 4d. arrears under a
Defendant stated that he had not worked since June last, and received 12s. a
week pension. He was prepared to pay as soon as he could get work. There were
Inspector Herbert EVANS said he had known defendant four-and-a-half years,
and he was a worthless fellow, and had not tried to pay towards his wife. He
would not work because he was too lazy.
Defendant was committed to prison for twenty-one days. As he left the dock he
remarked to the magistrates, "If that is your opinion of getting a man and his
wife together I don't think much of it ."
PENTYRCH WIDOW'S CLAIM.
Mr. Thomas JOHN, solicitor, applied to his Honour Judge L. C. THOMAS at Cardiff
County-court on Friday on behalf of Mrs. Mary WILLIAMS (widow), the tennants for
life under the will of the late Thomas WILLIAMS, of Mine Pit House, Pentyrch,
for the appointment as an additional trustee of Mr. Thomas Henry SPARKS, of
Pentyrch, and for an account of the moneys collected by the sole trustee, Mr.
David Joseph MORGAN, of Creigiau. Mr. JOHN stated that Mr. Thomas WILLIAMS died
on November 29, 1924. and his widow complained that she had received no rents in
respect of two cottages which he left.
His Honour made the order in the terms of the application.