Munition Workers Wanted ; Young Waterford Officer Killed in Action ; Slaters in Clover ; Waterford War Pensions Statutory Committee

The Waterford News - 24th of November 1916, Page 5

Munition Workers Wanted ; Young Waterford Officer Killed in Action ; Slaters in Clover ; Waterford War Pensions Statutory Committee
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A representative of the Austin Motor Works is at present in town looking for men for munition work--construction work. He offers 9d. an hour and double pay for Sunday work (if required). Application for employment, and all information about it, can be had from the Manager of the Labour Exchange, Lady Lane, Waterford.


News has been received by Mrs Kenny, " Belair," Tramore, from the Red Cross Society at Geneva, that her son, Lieut. J . M. Kenny, Royal Flying Corps, was killed on the 23rd September, 1916, while engaging a hostile aeroplane. No confirmation has yet been received from the War Office.


On and from Friday, 1st December, the Waterford Institution Library, Chamber of Commerce, will be open daily from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.; on Thursdays from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The night hours will be as usual on Wednesdays and Sarurdays from 8 to 10 p.m


slaters are living in halcyon days just now. The recent storms played havoc with the roofs of many houses in the city, and the demand for men to repair them exceeds the supply. In Waterford, as in many other old cities, a large number of the houses are in a state of decay. The roofs are the most vunerable spots, and it is there that the wind starts it's wrecking work. A walk through the streets of the city during stormy weather is attended by considerable danger from falling slates, and the people who live in some of the houses run a grave risk of losing their health owing to the dampness caused by the rain penetrating the roofs. The incident which occurred this day week when two children lost their lives through the partial collapse of a house on the Quay, is a strong reminder of the danger of allowing weak or dilapidated houses to stand until such time as they may collapse of their own accord. There are several houses in Waterford which have been officially recognised as dangerous and steps should be taken immediately to have them levelled or at least to have them put into a safe condition. Should one of them fall and cause loss of life the ensuing hubbub will not soon be forgotten. The Corporation have ample powers in these matters and should exercise them


At the last meeting of the above Committee the Secretary gave the following details of the work done during October : Grants ranging from 3s. 6d. to 3 were made in 45 cases, affecting 145 individuals. These grants came under the headings of recoverable advance, temporary grants, emergency and supplementary allow- ances, and amounted in the aggregate to 74. The Secretary attended at the Courthouse on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in each week. Considerable difficulty was experienced in finding employment for men drawing partial disablement pensions, but satisfactory work was found for applicants in many cases It is desirable that all persons who come within the scope of the work of the Committee should know that they can see the Secretary at the Courthouse on the days stated above, at 11 a.m., and any help or advice that can be given, under the rules of the Statutory Committee, will be at their service.

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