"All Rugby people are bright at this time of the year. The players, the Committee, the few learned in the laws of the game, and the many blissful ignorami know that many pleasant Saturday afternoons lie ahead. There will be no fear of relegation, with its series of inferior fixtures. There will be much to applaud and much to endure in silence. The season begins with a most attractive match. The Bristol players have a habit of being at their best against Newport. And it is necessary for them to be so, for Newport have been for years one of the greatest teams in Rugby. At the close of last season many knowledgeable people outside Cardiff, thought that Newport had the best side in the Country across the Severn. We shall see this afternoon how good they are. They were fortunate enough to play a match last Saturday and lose a good deal of superfluous flesh. The Bristol players will have the opportunity of losing several pounds to-day. We wish them well, especially those young players who will be playing against a team of Newport's calibre for the first time. We welcome Newport once more to our Memorial Ground and we hope we shall see a game even more entertaining than we expected."
"MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE R.F.C. COMMITTEE"
"Another season has come again, all too soon some people think. However, we are all ready, and I welcome all members and supporters and hope we shall again have a good season with some good Rugby. I also extend to our players a welcome, and the best of luck during the season, and hope their policy will be Attack! Attack! ! Attack ! ! ! Some of you will have seen my letters to the Press asking for more members. I want to ask all Members and Supporters to help in bringing in more Supporters - anyone interested in Rugby, and converts if possible."
"We have large expenses to face. The roof of the popular stand is to be re-roofed in a few weeks I hope, and then we must turn our attention to the roof of the Grand Stand, which needs considerable repairs. Please do all you can to help the game in general and the Bristol Football Club in particular. Thank you."
"P. J. DOWN."
"BRISTOL AND DISTRICT RUGBY SUPPORTERS' CLUB"
"From to-day a party of helpers under the guidance of Miss K. Derham, will sell tea, beverages, sandwiches and rolls during and after the games, at the Supporters' Hut on the popular side. Why not join the Supporters' Club now? Membership fee is 1/- and Club Badges at 1/6 will be on sale every Saturday at the Hut and at tables on the ground."
"THE NEW CITIZEN ARMY"
"The following announcement will be made over the loud speaker this afternoon."
"We are asked by the Trades Union Congress S.W. Advisory Committee, and the Gloucestershire Territorial Association to invite you to hear Councillor Tom Martin, and the new Chairman of the T.U.C., Mr. H. L. Bullock, next Friday evening at 7 p.m., in Eastville Park, or 8 p.m. at Ashton Park. They will be speaking, together with serving Territorials, on the needs of the New Citizen Army."