Western Mail Saturday June 19 1926.
Result of Crossword Competition, two from Wales shared second prize of £300, out of 47
Competitors (£3.7s.7d. each).
L. LYLE, 72, Diana-street, Cardiff, and Col. ASLETT, Bolahaul, Carmarthen.
Two workmen won their actions at Newport County-court on Friday against the Newport
Corporation for 10s. each, monies alleged to have been short in their pay envelopes on
Mr. A. Gordon EDWARDS was for the claimants, and Mr. S.M.T. BURPITT (from the
town-clerk's office) defended.
Both claimants stated that they opened their pay envelopes before leaving the yard in
Friars-street, and they were 10s. short. One man explained that he was quite certain
because the 10s. would have been his and the remainder of his pay for the wife, but he did
not consider it "good policy"to show her the pay envelope.
Mr. FITT, clerk, said there was a surplus of 10s. Ninety per cent. of the bags were
checked, and discrepancy discovered, and the 10s. put in. He and his assistant would have
had to make five mistakes each in their calculations to have allowed two such shortages.
It was a condition, printed on the envelope, that the men should open the envelope before
they challenged the amount. The money could easily be seen through the envelope.
The Judge, who found as a fact that the money was short in the bags, could not accept Mr.
BURPITT'S suggestion that the notice on the envelope was a term of contract to prevent
the men from recovering a shortage in their wages.
In the absence of the Lord Mayor (Alderman W.B. FRANCIS), who wrote regretting his
inability to be present, Mr. W. GIBSON presided at the annual distribution of prizes in
connection with the Old Boys' Fund at Radnor-road Boys' School, Cardiff, on
Mr. A. SHARP, the headmaster, submitted his report, which showed that the scholars had
proved highly successful in open examinations. Several held high places in the Cardiff
High School and Canton Secondary School examinations, and Edward WARREN secured the
leaving scholarship of £3 and also won the prize for top boy.
Mr. H.H. MERRETT, a former pupil, distributed the prizes.
Lyndon FLETCHER 5, of 2, Hadleigh-street, Rogerstone, who was admitted to the Royal Gwent
Hospital, Newport, on Thursday with a fractured skull as the result of a motor accident,
died on Friday morning.
It is believed that whilst playing on the road at Rogerstone he was knocked down by a
One of the most successful sales of work in Cardiff was that held in the Tredegarville
Memorial House by the Cardiff Women's Auxiliary of the Baptist Missionary Society, a
total of more than £93 being realised. The chair at the opening ceremony was taken by Mrs.
PERKINS (Llanishen), who was supported by Mrs. Grey GRIFFITH, Mrs. Percy DAVIES
(secretary), and others, and the opening ceremony was performed by Mrs. T.L. GRIFFITHS,
whose daughter (Dr. Muriel FELLOWS) is working with the socviety at Orissa, in the
Southern India district. In the evening a special missionary meeting was held in
Tredergarville Baptist Church, when the speakers were Mrs. John LEWIS, of the China
station of the society; Miss W. WILLIAMS, M.A., China, and the Rev. H. DYCHE, India.
List of Licensed Premises.
"Pembrok Castle", Frederick-street, Cardiff.-Alehouse,6.days - Licensee-Ellen
"White Hart", Bridge-street, Cardiff. Beerhouse (ante-1869)- Licensee- Elizabeth
FRANKLYN. (Administratrix of Frank FRANKLYN).
"Lakes of Killarney" Mary Ann-street, Cardiff. Beerhouse (ante-1869)- Licensee
"Merthyr and Dowlais" Bute-terrace, Cardiff. Alehouse (Six days) Licensee Walter
GEORGE LIONEL JOHNSON, Deceased of 131, Stanwell-road, Penarth, Glam.
All Persons having Claims or Demands of the above named, who died on the 11th day of June
1926, should forthwith send Particulars thereof to the undersigned.
Dated the 19th day of June, 1926.
VAUGHAN and ROCHE, 31, West Bute-street, Cardiff Docks, Solicitors for the Executors of
A slight improvement was reported on Friday in the condfition of Mrs. EVANS, wife of Dr.
Hopkin EVANS, who is lying ill in a Cardiff nursing home.
Resignation of Matron at Newports -Royal Gwent Hospital.
An extraordinary situation has been created at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, as the
result of the resignation of the matron, Miss Letitia FOSTER-FEATHER.
The western Mail learns that Miss FOSTER-FEATHER'S resignation was tendered as the
result of a difference of opinion between the board of management and herself in regard to
a matter of administration.
Following on the announcement that the matron had resigned, practically all the heads of
the administrative and nursing staff tenered their resignations. These are:-
Miss MATE, assistant matron.- Miss REYNOLDS, sister tutor.- Miss ROBERTS, x-ray sister.-
Miss ABEL, night sister.- Miss CARTER, casualty and out-patient sister. Miss TUNKS,
sister, Grice Ward.- Miss BROWN, sister, Eleanor Ward.
Other resignations, it is stated, will follow. A number of those mentioned above have
already accepted other appointments.
(Sir A. Garrod THOMAS, chairman of the board of management).
The engagement is announced, and the marriage will shortly take place, between Mr. R.V.H.
PORTER, the younger son of Lieut-col. H.E. PORTER, D.L., J.P., and Mrs PORTER, of
Hillside, Goodwick, Pem, and Miss Ingeborg GRANJEAN, daughter of the late Stam Hus
Bessider J.L. GRANJEAN and Mrs. GRANJEAN, of Vennerslund, Falster, Denmark.
Mr. PORTER was educated at Caheltenham College, from which he passed direct into the
Indian Army. He served with the Gurkha and Punjabi regiments in India and Mesopotamia and
took part in the campaign to suppress the Arab insurrection in the latter country. He
returned home in 1923, and proceeded to Wadham College, Oxford. He is leaving for Rhodesia
shortly to take up an important appointment.
Miss GRANJEAN is a member of a very well known Danish family, and her father was the owner
of considerable estates in Denmark.