A sympathetic L C C education com- mittee took the trouble to confer with Dr Haydn Williams, Flintshire's direc- tor of education, about the venue several times. The headmistress at Hungerford Road is herself a Welshwoman, Mrs Elizabeth James. And the wife of a L W A council member, Mrs Heulwen Jones, a native of Pontardulais and trained at Barry, will teach the children, who will come from all parts of the metropolis. IT A director Mr Jenkyn Alban- Davies has bought a 20-seater bus to transport the scattered young pupils: one pick-up route runs from Forest Hill, via Peckham and the Elephant & Castle, and on through Farringdon Street to King's Cross. Other gathering- points take in Streatham and Chelsea and Shirland Road. Both headmistress and teacher are giving up a week's holiday to get the scheme under way. What an example all this enthusiasm must be to the 5,549 parents in the Ebbw Vale, Abertillery and Nantyglo, and Blaina urban areas who since 1955 have asked the Monmouthshire educa- tion authorities to teach their children 'the language of heaven' in their local primary schools. Doubtless these parents are aware of the longterm advantages of'the bilingual mind'. Lost Lieutenant ? LORD RAGLAN has invited a barrage of words on his coat shoulders. Never- theless this aristocrat of 73, a man of intellect and moral courage, has a fine record. His published works include The Hero (a study in tradition, myth and drama), Jocastas Crime (an anthropological study), and If I were Dictator. By not taking his place at the Ebbw Vale Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, 1958 and by boycotting the British Council luncheon-party in a pavilion there, and afterwards referring to Welsh as 'a foreign language' to pressmen, he caused a tiny 'Monmouth- shire Rebellion' all of his own. The repercussions of this 'fall-out' are likely to be parliamentary. Perhaps the trouble with the noble Lord is that as an intellectual he in in- sufficiently philosophical in his reason- ing when he comes to defending his precipitate action? He claims that he is the Lord Lieu- tenant of an 'English' county. But he had, he admitted, been present with 12 other Welsh Lords-lieutenant at the invitation of H M Government to a reception at Lancaster House recently, where they all received thanks-and no doubt praise-for services rendered to the Principality. Again, his son and heir is on the Reserve of the Welsh Guards, of which regiment he is obviously proud. 'Wales' now invites Lord Raglan to defend his controversial standpoint in its pages. As President of The National Museum of Wales, as historian, folk- lorist, and guide to Valley visitors at his home, Cefntilla Court, Usk, he is well- equipped for the job. For we Welsh people, among whom he resides, would like to be proud of him, too.
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