YESTERDAYS 1960

South Wales Echo - - YESTERDAYS -

WITHIN six years, ev­ery avail­able hous­ing site within the city of Cardiff would have been used and new sites out­side the bound­ary were es­sen­tial to over­come the “des­per­ate and ur­gent” hous­ing needs of the cap­i­tal, said Mr F El­wyn Jones, QC, at a pub­lic en­quiry to­day.

He was ap­pear­ing for Cardiff City Coun­cil ap­peal­ing against the re­fusal of Glam­or­gan County Coun­cil to al­low de­vel­op­ment of an 860-acre area at Cwrt-yr-Ala, Leck­with, as an hous­ing es­tate.

The main ob­jec­tion to the city’s plan for a neigh­bour­hood unit of 5,000 houses on the site was that it takes in part of the green belt, said Mr El­wyn Jones.

“The pur­pose of a green belt,” he said, “should be as an adorn­ing neck­lace around a city. Around Cardiff it is a lig­a­ture, threat­en­ing to throt­tle the life and de­vel­op­ment of the city.

“Within a few years Cardiff will no longer have any land on which to build its ur­gently and sorely-needed houses.” NEWS that copies of the con­tro­ver­sial un­ex­pur­gated edi­tion of Lady Chat­ter­ley’s Lover will be avail­able in Cardiff and Aber­dare li­braries has met with a mixed re­cep­tion.

A church­man, the Rev Grif­fith Jones told the Echo: “I think the lit­er­ary merit of the novel does not com­pen­sate for the some­what bale­ful in­flu­ence it will have, par­tic­u­larly on young peo­ple.

“I do not think that Lady Chat­ter­ley’s Lover is go­ing to have a con­struc­tive in­flu­ence on the at­ti­tude of young peo­ple to sex.”

A so­cial worker, Mr Al­bert George, war­den of a club for young peo­ple in Aber­dare, said his 200 mem­bers did not seem un­duly con­cerned whether they read the book or not.

“Per­son­ally, I am not very much struck, but I sup­pose it is a bit of a nov­elty for some peo­ple.”

A head­mas­ter said: “I have my per­sonal views, but I would not im­pose them on oth­ers. I think whether or not pupils read the book is a de­ci­sion par­ents should take.”

Mem­bers of Cardiff li­braries com­mit­tee were told last night that two copies of a spe­cial 15s edi­tion, avail­able in De­cem­ber, would be bought first. Then, if there was suf­fi­cient de­mand a fur­ther four copies ob­tained. SEA breezes and a mag­nif­i­cent view of the Bris­tol Chan­nel from 150 feet.

That’s what Cardiff Cor­po­ra­tion will be of­fer­ing a few lucky hous­ing ap­pli­cants when the lat­est build­ing project is com­pleted. A 16-story block of 75 one-bed­roomed flats is to be built on a small plot of land at Chan­nel View, Grange­town. The block will be iden­ti­cal to one of the two blocks of a sim­i­lar height to be built in Loudoun Square as part of the Bute­town rede­vel­op­ment scheme, as below. MR MICHAEL Foot be­came Ebbw Vale’s new Labour MP to­day with a 16,729 ma­jor­ity over his Con­ser­va­tive op­po­nent in a four-cor­nered fight – a ma­jor­ity only 4,193 fewer than the late Mr Aneurin Bevan had at the gen­eral elec­tion.

Both the Lib­eral and the Welsh Na­tion­al­ist can­di­dates lost their de­posits, though the lat­ter re­ceived more than 2,000 votes which he had said would make him “quite happy”.

The Con­ser­va­tive saved his de­posit by a mar­gin of lit­tle un­der 70 votes.

Speak­ing af­ter the dec­la­ra­tion of the poll, Mr Foot said: “We have fought this cam­paign on a clear pol­icy of So­cial­ism and a de­mand for a new for­eign pol­icy which re­pu­di­ates nu­clear strat­egy al­to­gether.” CARDIFF City must be one of the most pa­tri­otic sides on the league for so far this sea­son they have worn red, white and blue shirts.

For matches un­der flood­light City have been pre­fer­ring their white strips rather than their kit of blue.

But this af­ter­noon at Black­burn, who play in blue and white halves shirts, they had no choice but to play in the un­fa­mil­iar colour of red in the match that ended in a 2-2 draw. HOUSEWIVES in Port Tal­bot who for years have had to keep a care­ful watch on the di­rec­tion of the wind when wash­ing is out dry­ing heaved a sigh of re­lief yes­ter­day.

The Steel Com­pany of Wales an­nounced the Port Tal­bot melt­ing shop will close within two years and lo­cal housewives are hop­ing their “whites” can now dry with­out be­ing black­ened by clouds of smoke blown from the high stacks of the melt­ing shop.

One of the wives, aptly named Mrs

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