Past TimesEd

12th March 2004 at 00:00
75 years ago

* MARCH 9 1929 The Glamorganshire Education Committee have passed a resolution that the county should in future make no nomination for any branch of the fighting Services. The question arose on the case of a clever boy who had been nominated by the County Council for entry as an aircraft apprentice and had been selected, with four others, out of an original entry of 502 boys, for training at the Royal Air Force College as an officer of the Royal Air Force.....The Rev DM Jones is reported as delcaring that the education authority ought not to nominate any boy for training in the destruction of human life; and the same gentleman is said afterwards to have declared that the decision of the committee would be in the interests of the nation and of the world in the bringing about of peace.

50 years ago

* MARCH 12 1954 With an ageing population there is no choice but that the normal working life should be gradually extended. The first report of the National Advisory Committee on the Employment of Older Men and Women suggested that most people who are capable of giving effective service at 60 could continue to do so for another 10 years. Is the teaching profession an exception?...It is undoubtedly disheartening for young men to mark time while their seniors grow older and older in the better paid posts; though the long-sighted must find some consolation in the thought that they will view the matter very differently when their turn finally comes.

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