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Title: Haiti sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 46-47 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: R. Cheney, Jr.
Place of Publication: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Haiti -- Port-au-Prince
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Sept. 1950.
General Note: "The Haitian English language newspaper."
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VOLUME II -Port-au-Prince Haiti SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 th 1951 No. 13
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This is another of .a se-
ries of travel articles -writ-
ten by your roving corres-
pondent in an attempt to ac-
qstant newcomers to Haiti
with the colour and beauty
of our Republic and to jog
other residents out of their
stay-at-home rut.
SThere are two ways to
get from Port-au-Prince to
picturesque Jacmel ... the
easy way, a swift 15-minute
flight over the mountains...
or'the hard way, a four hour
juin et that rattles your
bones and turns your car in-
to an amphibian vehicle.
Feeling adventurous, your
-reporter voted for the latter
hy and "has no regrets. .The


$10,000,000 British Ship
WIth 340 Tourists Calls
Here On Luxury Critse
Out Of New York

The tourist season was of-
: ficially opened this week by
Sthe arrival of the first cruise
ship of the season Tuesday
With 340 vacationists. Odd-
SJly enough, the arrival of the
::' Ocean Monarch, went al-
nmost unnoticed in the Port-
Sau-Prince press. But there
were many' who were quite
aware that the tourists were
back in force ... the shop.
keepers, taxi drivers, maho.
gany vendors and ,Gimmy
Five cents, urchins all did a
rushing business during the
Ship's one-day stay.
The nine-month-old Ocear

PAA Will Open
Atlantic Tourist
SService In May
Pan American World Air
ways will begin tourist-type

service across the North At-
Slantic next May with four
'.round-trips weekly by new
: CI 6-Bs, capable of carrying
82 persons. The number of
fights will be increased dur-
Si w the year.
(Continued on Page 2)

scenery is more than worth
a few muscle twinges and
there's nothing better for a
feeling of boredom than
(Continued on Page 10)

Paramount Films
Up In Flames;
Taxi Destroyed
Business in down town
Port-au-Prince came to an
abrupt stop Friday morning
at,9.10 when suddenly a car
burst into flames' and start-
ed an unusual hour of acti-
vity ... a taxi a roaring infer
no ...an exploding tire no
water .., and a rare sight-a
motorqcclist of the Fire De-
partment carrying water to
-(Costisndhi sief3 l


Monarch is no ordinary
cruise ship. It's a 10,000,000
dollar floating palace than
won this year's award for
being the best interior-de-
corated ship afloat. The
Furness Lines built the 14,-
000-ton liner specifically for
luxury cruises out of New
York to nearby southern and
northern waters. The 20-
(Continued on Page 4)

Activities At Haitian
American Institute
A flurry of pre-Christmas
activities marked the final
days of the first Trimester at
the Haitian-American Ins-
rirute. On December 3rd the
program of activities for the
coming weeks was'discussed
in a lively meeting of the
General Assembly of the
Student Activities Club. A
letter from Mr. Duane
Adams, former Director of
Courses, suggesting the for-
mation of a "pen-pal, group
with his students at the
Bahia, Brazil center, was
read and it was agreed una-
mimously to cooperate with
the Brazilian center. At the
same meeting, Miss Adele
(Continued on Page 7)

Le President

Business leaders. who re-
turned from the South. re-
port President Magloire is
receiving the most enth'usias-
tic reception in the history
of Presidential tours in
Haiti. More than 300,000
people lined the national
highway between Port-au-
Prince and Cayes to cheer
the Chief of State on the
opening day of his two-week
tour of the Southern Provin-

And all along-the road-

aans le ouau PERSONALITY
er and carpenter was busy OF, THE WEEK
perking up public buildings
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President To
Inaugurate Renovated
St. Michel Hospital

One of the high points of
the presidential tour of the
South will be the iqauguar-
tion of the enlarged and re-
novated' St. Michel Hospital
at Jacmel.
When His Excellency Pre-

clusters of woven palm arch- sident Magloire is driven
es, tropical flowers and lit- through the neat white gates
tie gay- Haitian -Flags- be- of the Hospital Grounds De-
spoke thl devotion of the cember 20th., he w4ll see a
populace. School children -trim expanse of ill-lands-
'-hung oirt'gy 'p' a Birfft T T e'~i raiw'ahoted with six
and messages of welcome. modem-r buildings,' freskly
Humble cailles received fresh painted in .white with a gay
coats of white wash, front green trim. Also on the
courts were made spotless. grounds is a convent for the
And in -the cities every paint (Continued on Page 3)

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$10,000,000 British cruise s hip "Ocean Monarch, opens
tourist season. (See Story Column 1)

says Evon Blake

Mr. Evon Blake, Editor& He accompanied the Presi-
Publisher of Spotlight News dent's party on the tour- to
Magazine; of Kingston, Ja- the South and shares the
maica, who has been visiting President's personal regrets
Haili since last Wednesday that he could not remain for
left by Pan American Air- the duration of the tour but
ways yesterday Wednesday) had to return to Port-au Prin
for his homeland. ce on Monday evening.
This is Mr. Blake's first vi-
Mr. Blake, who is one of sit to the Republic. Accompa
Jamaica's leading newspa- nied by Mr. Guy Douyon,
permen, came on the invita- Director of the National

tion of His Execellency the
President of the Republic.

WIpfen r. G.eorgeJL5C S
came to Jacmel fourr years
ago to become director ot.
the St. Michel Hospital, tfe
medical facilities of the pic-.
turesque coastal town got .
shot of adrenaline. :
Hehappens to be a maa
who could provide two.
much-needed qualities in hist
profession ... namely, dy-
namism and idealism. These
attributes are responsible fos,
the transformation of St.
.Michel from a smallmuneffi-
dent rural hospital to 6th
c;o4fortahle place it is to-
,day. i'
Being the man that he is
Dr. Nicolas gives the credit
to the people of Jacmel.
Twice he asked for help in
enlarging St. Michel ... and
twice they responded to his.
plea with financial aid. The
result is the five modem
buildings described else-
where in this issue. ... An-
other important milestone
along Haiti's path of social-
progress. Dr. Nicholas be-
lieves our small Republic
has gone far in the past five
years in its campaign to pro-
vide the poor and needy
with the medical aid they
need to rise above their pre-
sent living standards. But
he shakes his head sadly as
(Continued on Page 4)

The Army Without Guns.

There is one army in this
strife-torn world of ours
whose troops can invade al-
most any territory and have
the population greet them
with open arms. When the
Salvation Army goes on the--
march it's out to ease misery
instead of" spread it. An4
we feel that now is a good
time to give our readers A
glimpse of what this wel
meaning international orga-
nization is accomplishing
here in Haiti.

Office of Tourism, the JamaiL. At Lafeonnay-Coupon on
(Continued on Page 3) '" (Continued on Page 2)


Trip To Jacmel'


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The Army Wifhut Guns
(Continued from Page 1)

the Cul-de-Sac plain more
than 40 children are now en-
rolled in the Salvation Army
School which opened its
doors last January. And from
150 to 200 patients are treat
ed each time the organiza-
tion's dispensary opens for
business. Many a peasant has
gone back to his labours mi-
nus a bad toothache thanks
to the ministrations of Dr.

Gerard Bastien who. comes
from Port-au-Prince and his
work on the Dental Faculty
to put in free time at die
Coupon Clinic. Dr. Paul Te-
lemaque of the Pharmacy of
the same name dowates his
services as a physician on the
dispensary staff.
At Fonds-des-Negres, the
Salvation Army'has built a
hall which houses about 200

SEagerness to please,
b lcludcd i" every i-k ,. :l


Daily, non-stop service from San Juan by deluxe Cow
steUation-type Clippers". Reduced 15-Day, Rounncl
Trip Excursion fares now in effect...also new, lot
Tourist rates.

Frequent flights by swift Convair-type Clpers ra .'
Kingston, Montego Bay, Camaguey. Also regular non-
stop service. Connecting airlines serve all U.S. cities.

;, i udad Truiillo-San Juan
' P.-Fegular Convair flights- convenient departure times.
A regular services to principal Caribbean citiA
-i rift-Season" fares offer substantial saving s Im u
trip. Regular services from New York to Lodoa
Paris and Rome.

For reservations, see your Travel Agei

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people. The ontey was don-
ated by the Chicago S. A.
In the mountain comiu-
nities of Pied a terre a
Fiddle (several hours frOti
Petit-Goave) Lieutenant Che
tubin teadhs chidlren and
gives medical aid to ;be
sick. At Moulins (near Gros
Morne) there is a Salvation
Army school with 48 chil-
dren. Envoy Volel treats
the sick each week. Another
school has just been started
at La Brande.
Plans are also underway
to build a Salvation Army
Hall at Port-au-Prince on
Island purchased several
months ago. Lt. Joseph hopes
to launch special training
classes in handicrafts for the
blind. Later a school and
dispensary may be inaugur-
The Salvation Army Of-
ficers are dedicated to up-
lifting the spiritual welfare
of the people as well as
helping relieve- the misery
that comes from ignorance
and poverty. The work in
Haiti is under the earnest
leadership of Captain Jac-
ques and Vreni Egger, a
Swiss couple who have had
loIt experience in social and
spiritual guidance. Lt. and
Mrs. Cherubin. Lt. Joseph
and Miss Lt. Pacquette, a
Dominican, complete the
Pat Wiederman of the
Aux Orchidees Hotel often
helps provide the group with
transportation and e ven
joins them in the field, giv-
ing injections at the medical
aid stations. It's a worthy
enterprise, one that could
stand much more support.

PAA Will Open
Atlantic Tourist
Service In May
(Continued from Page 1)

Fare between New York
and London will be 270 dol-
lars one way, with a round-
trip fare of 417 dollars dur-
ing five off-season months
from November through
March. Round-trip during
the other months will be
488 dollars.
The announcement was
made from Nice, France, by.
Willis G. Lipscomb, PAA
vice president, traffic and
sales, who led the successful
fight, for the low-fare ser-
vice at a special traffic con-
ference there. Lipscomb cre-
dited victory to the pressure

of plic opinion.
The public wants this
type of service,, he said.
,(The public has won it.
Apwoe wiS by all lines that
he service should be offered
is a victory for public
opinion, both at home and
. Lpscomb had announced
earlier that Pan American
would go it alone if neces-
sary in order to offer a tour-
ist-type service between New
York and London at a round
trip rate of 405 dollars to
450 dollars if the other lines
refused to agree that a tour-
ist service should be operat-
ed generally.
Trans-Atlantic tourist far-
es between New York and
Ireland amount, one way,
to 239.90 dollars, with an
on-season round trip of
431.80 dollars and an off-
season round trip fare of
362.80 dollars, Lipscomb
Agreement c a m e after
eight days of debate by the
North Atlanjic la lines at-
tending the meeting.
Pan American has been
campaigning for a trans-At-.
lantic tourist-type service
since 1948, the year in which
the airline opened aviation's
first scheduled international
tourist-type service between
New York and San Juan,
Puerto Rico.
Pan American's original


Lipscomb reiterated PAA's
support of the lower fare
proposal at the meeting in
Nice. But he said that the
compromise based on the-
270 dollars formula was ac- i
ceptable to Pan American be
cause the off-season rate of
417 dollars for five months
of the year fell within the
range originally suggested
by the company and because
the formula made 'it possible
for all lines to agree on pro-
viding the service for the

He pointed out that the
formula adopted worked
out to ad average round.
trip fare of approximately
453 dollars over the entire

In its campaign .for a
tourist-type service, PAA
made the following points:
1. Dollar earnings are
desperately needed by Euro:
pean countries to pay for ne.
cessary 'imports from the
United States, and tourism is
Europe's largest single dol.
lar earner. Tourist air ser-
vice could increase dollar
earnings as much as three
(Continued on Page 3)

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Painting is a lot easier when yeu have smooth-flowing
Central paints to brush on. Their fine eils give them great
ieovering ability, and high-grade pigments assure fresh.
clear color even under severe weather and service con-
iditions. Formulas are the product of latest scieatiO
searchch. -
ntr ar*s apeoal can fttllpa ur / enamels
and varnish-a for all purposea.j


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proposal was for a one-way
fare of 225 dollars to 250
dollars between New York
and London, a round-trip
fare of 405 dollars to 450

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SSays Even
i Continued

can newspaperman was able
,to see much of Haitian life
I at all levels. Haitians found
.him an amiable and cour-
.teous man, and deeply inte-
rested in the country's so-
cial and economic develop;
Smeit. His admiration, for
i.-the program being underta-
' ken and ,of the tangible re-
,. sults to be seen on every
hand was repeatedly express
i sed with sincerity and. gusto.
Asked his general impres-
Ssion of the Republic, Mt.
Blake said yesterday :'Hai-
i.: it, at long last, is on the
threshold of great achieve-
A ent. One feels it in the at-
Smbsphere. The feeling is
.alive. The people are begin-
ning to feel emancipated
From the frustration and futi
Jity which has enveloped
them for all these painful
years of exploitation and
-neglect in almost eyery form.
a' t is a spiritual /emanci-
,pation which will in turn
become economic. It is un-
Sdoubtedly inspired by the
Samnazidgly magnetic persona
lity of the President and the
n', charm of his wife. Mme.
SMagloire is queenly in every

-, Speaking of the President,
Mr. Blake said: al have met
i many important personages
,. in my 25 years as a newspa.
perman. I was recently in
SGrear Britain where, as you
Skn'ow, there are nobles by the
millions. But never in my
whole life have I met anyone
.who has made me feel so in
pired. For never before
have I met one" of my own
Race occupying such an exal
ted position with such digni.
ty, grace, humanity and ease
It seems to me that Goc
Himself, through the Hai
Stian people, has appointee
y this great citizen to lead his
People out of the darkness
: up to a high place in the sur
among the nations of the
Meeting him makes me
Want to be a Haitian, so that
SI may share on terms of
Equality, in the feeling ol
Pride which have seen ma-
nifested in and by the Hai-
tian people during the past
; six days. His tour, so far as
I have 'seen, has been trium-

o r anel Dire cl

For Information see
v!- .,

a Blake Inaugurate Renovated
from Page 1) St. Michel Hospital
Continued from Page 1)

iDespite the close racial,
historical and ideological
ties whichibind Jamaica and
Haiti together, these two
geographical neighbours do
not associate to the extent
that I think they should.
Greater social intercourse
between Jamaicans and Hai-
tians is needed. There hav
been many good steps in that
direction, but a great deal
remains ot be done at all le-
vels. Haiti should be the na-
tural vacation place for Ja-
maicans and vice versa.

-I hope to play a more ac-
tive part in this from now
on. I shall welcome at all
times, for use in my own pu-
blication, or for distribu-
tion to other Jamaican public
cations, the receipt of relea-
ses which the Haitian Go-
vernment feels will be of in-
terest to Jamaicans, or to
the rest of the world, for
'that matter.

cI have made arrange-
ments to receive regular re-
leases of general news of
your activities. From now
on, Haiti may look forward
to seeing in the issues of Spot
light reliable news and in-
Sformation of their country.
S Jamaica needs Haiti. And
That need becomes more poi-
Sgnant as our struggle for
I full political independencece
Gains momentum.. We need
Haiti as a constant reminder
That the age of servitude is
Past. We look up to you as a
- magnificent symbol of achie
vement through struggle
I through strength, through
I courage.
I look forward in keer
Anticipation to many more
Visits to this wonderful land
S-of Toussaint Louveture, Des
Ssalines, Christophe, Petion
s and Paul Magloire. For he
s in Haiti is the inexhaus,
" tible fountain of inspiration
a not only for me as a Negro
But for all men of good
will, understanding and hu-
t manity. Here in Haiti is a
living lesson in human rela.
f tions for all the world tc
,I am sincerely grateful
t to everyone, great and small.
5 for having made this my first
Visit an experience which I
shall treasure forever.,

Sto liaWmi b

nuns who help nurse the sick
and a roomy Chapel for the
Roman .Catholic patients. It
will. be an inspiring sight for
the Chef of State who is pla-
cing public health needs
high on the must, list of
his Five Year Program.

The 100-bed hospital is
the most attractive, comfor-
table and uncrowded institu-
tion of its kind in the Repu-
blic ...afar cry from its
description four years ago
when Dr. Georges Nicholas
arrived on the scene as new
He found a dispensary for
outpatients, three private
rooms and one run-down
hospital building with a se-
parate operating room, ma-
king it almost impossible to
transport patients from the
surgical ward to the opera-
ting table during the worst
of the rainy season.
The new administrator
called a meeting of the Jac-
mel population and made an
appeal for funds to cons-
truct one prime necessity, a
maternity ward' The money
donated was used toyenlarge
the small building housing
private patients to provide
roomy quarters for new mo-
thers and a neat nur-
sery fo'r the infants.
a The maternity section was
I ready for dedication October
1950. and is now playing
s its vital role in ushering in
Snew Haitian citizens.

When Dr. Nicholas again
Made an appeal to the peo-
ple of Jacmel. this time for
i a building housing private
Patients, another fund rai-
1 sing campaign was launched
s with gratifying results.

The structure that has just
Been completed looks more
Like a lovely home than hospi
Steal quarters. Its private room
Share cool and inviting, with
adjoining baths and showers.
SNearby is another building,
now u n d e r construction,
which will have eight beds
for patients who can afford
to pay a. modest amount on
a ,csemi-privaten basis.
The vast majority of pa-
tients, however, are those
who are treated without cost.

They are housed in the enlar
ged and renovated main
building which now contains
a modern operating room li-
ned with huge windows and
a smaller air conditioned
room for sterilization and

In addition still another
new trim building houses the
dental clinic and modern
medical laboratories. Its new
X-ray equipment will be ins
tailed at the end of the week
and furnishings for the den-
tal office are now on their
way from Germany. This
building, too, was construc-
ted with money donated by
the people of Jacmel.

Dr. Nicholas- explained
that he receives a govern-
ment allocation for the up-
keep of the Hospital and that
he saved some of this fund
for improving the facilities.
Out patients come to the
dispensaly, housed in the
administartion building, at'
the rate of about 100 a Iday.
Three full-time and two
part-time doctors are on the
staff which also includes a
dentist. X-ray man, two la-1
boraroey technicians, six nur-1
ses and two nurses aides.

,The big need now is an am-1
bulance and it is the wartime
priority list ... not money ..
that is holding up the pur-
chase of this commodity.

However, Dr. Nicholas
hopes to get one soon.

PAA Will Open
Atlantic Tourist
Service In May
(Continued. from

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2. The increased inter.
change of people from both
sides of the Atlantic would;
contribute immuieasurably top
the stability and solidarity t
th'e North AfTanific commii-
nity. '
3. International education'
progress would be advanced
by increased travel by teach-.
er and student groups. .
4. The service could open
an entirely new travel mar*
'ket, to the profit of the air-
lines. f


... is the talk of the town ...
It's a chic little shop stocked.
with interesting items ....
especially for the Xmas gift
hunter. All first qu:ility
,Namen merchandise from
the States.
Cocktail and evening bags
evening sotles, lovely scar-.
ves, jewelry, charming gifts
- shower curtains, garment
bags, ,Hot dishes, for baby
and many useful items for
the home. All reasonably


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S(Continued from Page 1)
knot Monarch left its Man-
hattan pier at 9 p.m. Friday
evening and arrived here
'early Tuesday morning after
a smooth passage ... Port-
'au-Prince being its first stop
Jon the 12-day cruise. Other
ports of call are Cartagena,
Columbia and Kingston, Ja-
If the bronze statue of
Christopher Columbus, is
gifted with sight, it must
have been an amazing reve-
lation to the old Admiral to
witness the landing party
that followed his first ad-
venturous step on Haitian
Ioil some 450 years ago.
As the trim Ocean Mon-
"Arch swung. at anchor more
than a mile and a half from
shore, Sylvio Cator the
Cook's -tour representative-
,6arshalled his battalion of
over a hundred taxi cabs and
kcamionettes 'into position at
Ithe exposition pier. A lit-
JlJe after 7 a.m., the Myrtle
Ruth assisted by two motor
,launches from the Monarch
- began the slow job of disem-
"barking the eager visitors.
;This unloading operation
seemed the major hitch of the
;day. Each boat could only
S ke about 30 passengers and
te unloading was hamper-
d Atill further when one of
kihe Iaunches stalled ,with a
blocked feul line,
Among the distinguished
passengers aboard was the,
General Superintendant of
the Furness Line Capt.
Sir William Charlton, DSC,

K.B.," and Lady Charlton.
Mr. James Finley, who is in
charge of the Lines' Traffic
Department, was also, mak-
ing the voyage with his
He told your reporter he
was on the trip to find all
possible faults with the
cruise operating machinery
and to rectify same. As far
as the Port-au-Prince stay
was concerned, Mr. Finley
found two items needing
correction ... The slow un-
loading of passengers and
the manner in which ma-
hogany vendors were allow-
ed to follow the tourist al-
most aboard the launches in
an attempt to make a last
Your reporter also had
the pleasure of visiting with
the luxury liner's young BriL
tish Captain,- Mr. John Dun-
ford. He was a bit dismay-
ed at the number of little
bum boats which swarmed
around the ship like bees
around honey. However
'small urchins diving for
pennies are now considered
a true bit of local color,
in most cruise ports of the
world. And most vacation-
ists find the antics of the
small lads amusing enough
to store away as one of their
stories to tell aback home!-,
SThe most amusing inci-
dent as far as your reporter
was concerned, was watch-
ing aOperation Flit-Gunn
conducted by a ship's officer
and two young cadets. They
were lying in wait for the

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return of the tourists at the
head of the gang plank and
as each person stepped a-
board, he was given an am-
ple dousing of insecticide.
The officer, firing from the
hip, explained that the ope-
ration is standard procedure
for every port of call. The
Furness Lines proudly says
,it has never had a single
cockroach aboard its beauti-
ful new ship and it isn't tak-
ing any chances in acquiring
such non-paying passengers.
After a tour of the Mon-
arch's six decks, your report-
er had to admit that it was
really a dream boat. The ac-
commodations for its 430
passengers are all first class-.
staterooms are all outside af-
fairs and the beautifully
furnished lounge is air con-
ditioned. There is a large
swimming pool, a model'
little cinema with plush
seats, a night club, a num-
ber of small bars, and a din-
ing room equal to any New
York restaurant with dif-
ferent lighting for each
meal. As if your appetite
needed assistance in such an

The ship is 516 feet long,
75 feet in beam and 151 feet
6 ins. in depth. With its rak-
ed bow, single funnel and
rounded stern, the Monarch
preesnts'a yacht-like stream-
lined silhouette..
rIt was built in Newcastle-
on-Tyne at the cost of 10
million dollars to replace
the pre-war Monarch of Ber-
muda which never returned
to cruise service after her
war experience. The ship's
agents, E. and G. Martin
did a good job of dispatch-
ing the vessel and there were
no bitter complaints in the
air when it put to sea a lit-
,tle after dark Tiesday even-
The Queen of Bermuda,
the flagship of Furness
Withy's Cruise Fleet will
call here December 25,-
Christmas Day, and on the
22nd January the Ocean
Monarch will call again.
February 10th th Veedamn
*will put into port; March
10th. the New Amsterdam
is scheduled to drop anchor
here, and once again Ocean
Monarch will call ... June
19th. I

he adds, -There still re-
mains plenty to be done.'
Outside his pleasant of-
fice in the Hospital's admi-
nistration and dispensary
building, some 200 peasants
gathered to receive free
treatment for tropical sores,
work wounds, malaria and
other diseases that prey up-
on the weak and undernou-
rished. As Public Health
Administrator for the Dis-
-trict of Jacmel, Dr. Nicholas
also supervised the building
of a little hospital of 15
beds with a dispensary at
Bainet. Another public
health clinic has been estab-
lished at Marigot to give pea
sants the opportunity to get
a doctor without trudging
impossible distances over
mountainous terrain. The
clinics also enable the Pub-
lit Health Service to con-
duct its rigorous campaign
against tuberculosis. As youk
reporter spoke to Doctor
Nicholas he gave a letter to
a young farmer telling him
to deliver it to a medical col
league at Port-au-Prince.
The Doctor explained that
he was sending the gaunt
young peasant to a TB spe-
cialist who would, if neces-.
sary, perform an operation
to save his life. A genera-
tion ago, such medical aid
was beyond all reach of the
poor men. and- even the
wealthy would have had to
go abroad for specialized

The dedicated ability of
Haitian medical officials
such as Dr. Nicholas is re-
sponsible for the remark-
able improvement in the na-
tional public health system.
He was born in Jeremie,
Ithe son of Judge George Ni-
cholas. And after he got his
degree in general medicine
at Port-au-Prince, he return-
ed to his home town to be-
gin practice. Later he had
offices at Aux Cayes and
Cap Haitien. In 1942 he
received a Pan American fel
lowship from the American
Government to spend 10
months at Harvard Univer-
)ity studying Public Health


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Problems. After his course,
the .young Haitian doctor
spent four months travelling
in the States observing mea-
sures taken to conserve the
health of the American peo-

Upon his return to Haiti,
Dr. Nicholas was appointed
assistant National Digector
of Public Health, an excel-
lent opportunity to put his
new learning into practice.
After his arrival at Jacmel,
he was for a time in charge
of the Clinic at the UNESCO
Project at Marbial and still
gives what aid be can to the
work of this vital experi-
ment in promotion health
and education.

Dr. Nicholas' dedication
to his work can best be
shown by the fact that when
it came time to march down
the aisle with his home town
sweetheart, the former Zette
Boncy, he asked permission
t\o be married at the .Hos-
pital Chapel. He now is the
,proud father if two boys'and
:twin girls. And you might'
say he is playing Fither
Christmas to a host of young
.sters in Jacmel. The Doctor '
spearheaded a campaign to 2
provide clothes, toys and\ '
money for under-privileged i
children 'in that area.

We asked him'what he '^
did in providing fun for
himself as well as others. He 4
admitted to being a bridge
fiend and an amateur dol-.::i
phin whenever he could
take time off for a trip to $
the famed Jacmel beach.


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rooms, four bedrooms, one
closed porch, a large gallery,
living and dining rooms,
garage, and wine cellar, de-
tached servants' quarters, up,
to date kitchen and pantry,
selling at 14,000 dollars. A
fair price for a fine home
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by T. J. Grant

Letter From A Reader
to T. J. Grant
I am a woman of catholic tastes and gofts.
I love a ruby, a Velasquez, an elephant,
Siamese cats, quilted velvet, & pintade-with-choux.
But catholic or no, I draw the line at Grant.
I revel in a diversity of pleasures.
Proust and peanuts, chow mein & Emm. Kant,
Fire alarms, Chinese bronzes & Mozartian measures.
But diverse, triverse-when it's Grant, I can't.
My loves, in Haiti, are highly numerous.
(Male beauty) Bogat; (Embonpoint) O. J. Brandt;
Brierre (tragic muse); and Morisseau (humorous).
Oh; my list is long-but it don't include Grant.
It's not that I don't like him (Grant).
It's just that he don't make me (pant).
It's not that I don't think him nice.
(He'd probably be fine with rice).
It's just that his chaff
Don't make me laugh '

Thank you, Miss Efron,
T. J. Grant

I am not pleased with she
Marcel Gentil. You see, a .Mr
f. iend presented me to the mu
lovely young girl with the cel.
tripping feet, who humiliat-
ed me at the Club the other an
night. She is Marcel's niece, 9ur
born in Paris, and now vis- noi
iting Haiti for the first time. He
She revealed to me that loo
it was Marcel who persuad-
Sed her to accost me at the you
S club, and it was he who told ,T
Sheer what to say. Since then sib

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L.. .a b nard he b m namein
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Yours. for worse verse,
Edith Efron.

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Shas read my column, a
. said: "It is very go
. Grant. I think you
ich more witty than M
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I decided to be modi
d replied; e about that. You m
. under estimate Mar
Sis not as stupid as
,In that I agree w
,,, she answered, sweet
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Near Pare Leeoso e Tel: 2079
. l Usils A Glae Natieal, S, A.

Here is the third of my
concise studies of prominent
people. To forestall critics
I wish to state that any re-
semblance to Lord Tenny-'
son's found there is some coinci-
You all know
Mr. Arthur M. Herres
Of the National Bank.
He is a fine man.
I like him.

In spite of his
Rough exterior, Mr. Herres
Has a heart of
Gold, which the Bank
Uses as a reserve

Against its paper curre

He exercises. That is
Why he is so robust.
He believes thfit a
Run on the highways
Or byways is good for
Anyone's health.
iBut he does not
Believe a run on
The bank would be
Good for the wealth,,
Of anyone.,
He has a curious
Hobby. He collects
Signatures on little
SPieces of paper
Called notes,
SAnd puts them in
) A vault with
Great big doors.
L* I '
If you want them
Back you must
SPay the Bank

"' Money for them.
If you don't want them
Back, the bank's lawyers
Will make you take
Them back, anyhow.

Don't get the idea
From what I have said
That there is anything
Naive about Mr. Herres.

If you try to
Borrow money from the
Bank, he will exact
His pound of flesh
Like any other

You thought I was
Going to say
Didn't you ?


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... doesn't look too inviting
... but it has a stock of first
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one block down from-Maison

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The Short Slories (

Although his reputationi
has been largely based gj
Ships poems, Conrad Aikei
Snow emerges, with the pub
location of this book, as
Master of the short story
and it appears that he ha
t at last discovered his true
h; field. He has successfully
Adapted his poetic style ti
V the purpose of fiction, an
has moreover introduced
depth of understanding o
the human mind which wa
not apparent in his poetry.

: .:The stories themselves ar
highly imaginative. The
involve generally a psyche
logical development rather
: than a plot, but each is who
l y different in treatment
'Sometimes the story is real
: istic, as in Bring, Bring, th
t .description of the start of ai
: affair 'between a younj
Nurse and her patient; anc
Sat other times it is corn
pletely abstract, as in Mr
Ascularis, the erher-soakec
dreams of a man dying un
r'der the surgeon's knife.
S The theme is in some sto
ries incisively executed, and
in others, unemphatic and
Seven obscure. What distin.
r guishes the whole group is
the thoroughness of Mr,



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Page 7
,el.a. f.a:,... Pre-Christmas

hA& C gg rnnuey ayreei ngs
To Sibef us Over <, Voice Of Americai,
To Sibetius Over "Voice Of America"


a Aiken's probing in man's
a behaviour to reveal hidden
a facts of the human mind.
)- Hello, Tib, the description
a of a man who watches a
', white cat die under the
s wheels of a subway train, is
e far more unobstrusive eaves
y dropping 'than simply a
o3 story."
d He has thus succeeded in
a making his characters not
only universal, but also
s highly personal. The reader
will discover concealed, per-
ehaps even subconscious mo-
tiwations of his own beha-
* viour revealed in many of
) the stories. The most strik-
Sing example, is probably
t .mpulse,, which is like
- anyone's nightmare of the
Results of a sudden yielding
to impulse. Or perhaps there
is equal universality of emo
d tion in Mr. Aiken's treat-
ment of marriage adjust-
Sments which he entitles
- "The Aniniversary.n,

SThe stories are complete-
ly original, although critics
Shave seen similarities with
the writings of Dela Mare
or Maupassant. The prevail-
ing mood, that of a rather
Smorbid predestination, is cer
tainly similar. There is not
a wide range in mood nor
in character, but within his
range, Mr. Aiken has devel-
oped his stories thoroughly
and with a pleasing fluent
style. *
Mary T. Echols,
Haitian-American Institute.


) Foer rs -y


'(Happy birthday to you!,
sings Marian Anderson, con-
tralto, well known in the
concert halls of many coun-
tries, who recently broad-
cast personal. greetings to
Jean Sibelius over The Voice
of America on the occasion
of the famous Finnish com-
poser's 86th birthday.

In addition to singing the
popular American melody
aHappy Birthday to You!,
Miss Anderson broadcast a
personal tribute to Fin-
land's octogenarian compos-
er from VOA's New York,

aMere words can't des-
cribe my feelings, said the
contralto whose repertoire
comprises several hundred
songs in nine languages.
aSibelius may be 86 years'
old, but to me and I think
I can speak for all musicians
he and his work are time.
less. I am grateful to radio
for this opportunity to pay
my respects."


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tically no danger in its

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the Phramacie Telema-
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The Leading Ameriuan .


Marian Anderson of'
whom Arturo Toscanini
once said -a voice like hers
comes once in a century" -
first met Sibelius during the
early 1930's. Off a concert
tour of the Scandinavian
countries, the young singer
received one of the compos-
er's rare invitations. When
she called on him, Sibelius
said, dWe will have coffee.n
After she sang, he shouted,
"Not coffee champagne!
He dedicated his song uSoli-
tuden to her.
Now on a concert tour of
the United States and Can-
ada, Miss Anderson plans to
tour Europe in the autumn
of 1952.
I-. 0

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Located: Opposite the
National Bank
57 Rue des Miracles

Activities At Haitian'
American' Institute
(Continued from page 1)
Roy of the Young Women's
Christian Association spoke
briefly concerning the possi-
bility of setting up a YWCA
in Port-au-Prince.
Mr. Claude Delaplace. of'
the Port-au-Prince Chamber
of Commerce, was- the Fri-
day night speaker at the Ins-
titute on Dec. 7th, giving a
lecture on American jazz
using appropriate examples
to illustrate his subject mat-
Saturday evening the 8th
Mr. and Mrs. James Cassedy
gave an Institute cocktail
party at their home.
The final fall meeting ofi
the English Club convened -
on Wednesday, Dec. 12th,
A number of American and
British friends of the Insti-
tute conversed in English
and drank soft drinks with
the students.
Friday evening the 14th.,.
in Eric Neff Hall a piano.
concert was given by Mrs,
Adele Jackso'? Southern on
tour in Haiti from Chicago.
A -large -and enthusiastic
crowd 'attended' to hear her
excellent performance..
The Institute will official
Jy close for the holidays on
Friday, December 21st. with
a gala Christmas party for
students and their, invited
guests. The party will fea-
ture Christmas programs of
drama and recitations, brief
addresses, music by the Ins-
tirute chorus and various.
soloists; will include the pre
sensation of awards to out-
randing students, and wilt
be followed by a dance.
The Institute will reopen
on January 7th.


PANTS in 3 hours cost........................... $6,0)
SPORTS JACKETS-in 4 hours cost ................ $7.00
SUITS in 24 hours cost ..................... $15.00 up
SHIRTS in 2 hours cost ....................... $2.00

Or select from the large stock of the finest variety of

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We beg to advise our friends that we will offer, as we did last year, special
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve dinners and dances at $10.00 a plate which will
include a cocktail, white and red wines and champagne, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m

We suggest that you make your reservations immediately as only those having
them will be served in the Dining Room. This because our capacity will be limited
so as to permit good service and ample room for dancing.



Phone: 7886

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1,. Dinners ... Banquets ph

S CisE A rIn One Terrifying MReoment,
': S l She Knew It Wart s Too LB t a.
EATE DEVERDURE Late For Regrets ...
nMllEATRE DE VERDURE Too Late For Regrets ...
Too Late For Tears! I
S Programme for the -coming Outstanding among' the in
Seek) current crop of fascinating an
Sunday Dec. 16 at 6.15 p.m. psychological dramas is Hunt
naTHE TItIUMPH Stiomberg's T OO L ATE sri
TH, TRiMP0 'FOR TEARS which will frc
th onny W smaller open at the Th6atre de Ver- PC
S ith Johy W ish)s dure on Tuesday, December A
S(n Englh) 18 at 6.15 and 8.30 p.m. w
a 6.with imzabeth Scott, dan fo
S Cowboy film in French. Duryea and Don DeFore in Ti
S A VALLE MAUDITE" co-starring roles. th
with Randolph Scott
SThe picture tells an absor-
6.15 p.m. and bing story of an inexplica-
!IT-esd;ay at 6.15 p.m. and
S30.p.m. ble woman greed -' ridden,
S8., 30. p.m. who drives to destruction all
SpeWrilday at same times
; .riayTOO LATE FR T S the men who are attracted in
.inO L E FOR TEARS to her brilliant orbit. From
S See critic elw) the moment that a grip, pac-
ked with more than $50.000
Wednesdayay at 6.15 is thrust by error int& the car
Thursday at'6.15 in which she is driving with
4 HE KID FROM BROOK- her husband, her money hun
LYN, gry heart leads her to commit
the most outrageous erimes
S Starring Daany Kaye ever perpetrated 'by a wo-
Sand Virginia Mayo man young and lovely to
Slook at.
Saturday, Dec. 22nd Arthur Kennedy, as her
6. 15 p.m., 8.30 p.m. unsuspecting husband, and
THE TRIUMPH OF Dan Duryea, as her partner-
.,r' U.AN in-crime, register strongly

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r persons wishing to stay
permanent guests.
Tel : 7175.

their roles of frustration
id tragedy.
The story, well-knit and
ioothly told, was adapted
om a Saturday Evening
)st serial by Roy Huggins.
breathtaking drama! A
wonderful production! Don't
rget the date! Tuesday,
.esday, December 18, at
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December 10th
Your note in the Decem.
'ber 9th issue to the effect
that Robert laussan is add-
ing 14 rooms t6 his Ibo IA16
and that quote -some mem-
bers of the community say
the betting is 10 to 1 he
doesn't finish till February
1st." unquote.

This is to notify all inter-
ested gamblers that I have a
couple of hundred dollars
ready to slap on the dotted
line, at the odds quoted
above, that say that the ad-
dition will be partially oc-
cupied and ready, to receive
guests by January 15th. How
about it you wise guys! Come
on, money talks and I need
the 2,000 dollars!
Andre Roosevelt.

Rudy Tippenhauer ar-
rived home Friday from
school in Philadelphia to
spend Christmas with the
s -:0:--
Tuesday evening Mr. and
Mrs. George Leger entertain-
ed a group of friends at a
formal dinner party at their
'home in Petionville.
The Rouzier family is
anxiously awaiting the arri-
val of Andr6 who has been
away in California for the
:past four years-it's no lon-
ger just Andr6 there is
now a Mrs. Andr6, and the
folks are dying to meet her.
Mrs. Elias Noustas is go-
ing to the States next week
to be with the children for
Xmas. They are attending
school near New York.

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Young Jose Roy, son of
Engineer Roy celebrated his
birthday with a three candle
cake at his home on Tues-
Alice Wiener will accom-
pany Miss Mireille Silvera,
daughter of Albert Silvera,
to New York tomorrow.
Engineer and Mrs. Mau-
rice Boisette and daughter
Lucianne left for Kingston,
Jamaica, yesterday.

Heading for New York
via Nassau today are Mr.
and Mrs. Douglas Dodge of
the Esso Company here.
FAO fish exert Dr. Shu
Yen Lin is returning to the
U.S. this coming week.
Xmas with the family in
Washington he hopes, if all
goes well.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph
Esterman are returning to
the North for a (white
Xmas,. The Estermans have
been Cap Haitiens for the
past six months, and from
all reports seem to have
grown very fond of the town
and its people.
Tom Brignac an old-timer
in these parts left the ,Cap,,
this week and Shada sisal
mill to visit with his family
in Port, and Saturday flew
over to New Orleans for a
short vacation ... business,
health and pleasure.
New York film-man John
Weaver, his poetress wife,
children and miniature Dau
chaud arrived in Port last
week and plan to make their
home here for the next two

It was a busy week for Di-
rector of Tourism, Mrs. Guy
Douyon and Assistant Di-
rector Guy Laraque ... they
played host to visiting Ja-
maican Editor Evon Blake.

Plane travel as any type
of travel around Christ-
mas time 'is difficult, reser-
vations must be made weeks
ahead of time. For the past
week it looked as if Jean
(laude Nadal attending
Brebeuf College in Montreal
and Yves Garder6 attending
McGill might be forced*to
spend a white Xmas, but
before the week's end con-
fi mation of two seats on
the PAA plane of the 22nd
came through...an hour later
confirmation of two seats
reserved from the other end
came through also so
now the boys may choose
their seats.

Mrs. Don Lungwitz and
Mrs. Eric Moun bought up
Port-au-Prince Thursday on
a Pre-Xmas shopping spree
... the Dauphin Plantation
plane was loaded to capa-

Mr. Rutherford Meinfeld
of Hermstede, Holland, was
a visitor at the Chatelet des
Fleurs during the week.

Mrs. Ed Hulston who has
made her home here for a
good many years regretfully
packed up and-left this morn
ing to join her husband in
Ciba, Honduras. Mrs. Hurl-
ston flew to Jamaica where
she will stop over till Wed-
nesday and then continue on
to Honduras. Husband Ed is
General Manager of the
Standard Fruit Company
there. Mr. Otto Hurlston,
Ed's brother is accompanying
Mrs. Hurlston to Jamaica,
and will go on to Grand Cay
man Island where he will be
joined by his wife, and to-
sether they will spend Xmas
on the sandy beaches of the

Major Newton Cox, head
of the ITter-American Geo-
detic Survey here flew to
the U. S. on official business

Mr. and Mrs. Jean Claude
Leger have. named their
daughter Dominique.
The announcement of the
engagement of Miss Jessie
Godfrey to Jacques Craan
was made public this week.
Both are employed in the
city at Maison Gilg.

* Tcamous since 4862

Clarence Moody left for
Nassau yesterday.

Military Attache Col. Ver-
non Peterson passed through
here on his way to Havana

That man with a most un-
usual occupation, large owl-
ish eyed Italian Guisseppe
Baggi- continued his travels
yesterday ... heading for Ha-
vana with empty pockets
but clever hands. Baggi
taught local school teachers
here for three week his ar
of creating the strangest ani-
mals and bagis out of odd
pieces of paper etc.

A valuable fellow in our
community ... the man who
installs telephones, Mr. Al-
fred Peterspn who has been
doing exactly that for the.
past six months returned
home to Chicago yesterday
to spend Noel with the fam-
ily. Mr. Peterson is with
'the Automatic Electric Com-
pany of Chicago.
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Frederic Heynes married
Elsie Stephenson last even-
ing at five at the Sacre
Coeur de Turgeau. The beau
tiful looking bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert W. Stephenson of Pa-
cot and niece of Doctor and
Mrs- Benony Hyson. Frederic
Heyne Jn., the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frederic Heyne of
Chemin Dalles, is an em-
ployee of Scipa. The young
couple are up in Furcy at
she Riguadds house for 15
days of honeymooning.

SLooking forward to a
green Xmas after a vacation
in the wintery North is Mr.
Morales of Plantation Dau-
phin who returned to Haiti
Mrs. Joe Fouchard, the
former Yolande Wolf, was
the proud mother of a
bouncing 9 lb. baby boy last
Saturday. The Fouchards are
christening their son Philip.
Papa Bogat's wall fell
To be married shortly are
Mr. Gerard Tribie and Miss
From Kenscoff comes
word of a drop in tempera-
ture and note that Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Fanfan are
among the honeymooners
enjoying the cold weather.
Captain and Mrs. Jacques
Etienne returned Wednesday
from Mexico City.


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It was no understatent- i
when we made .note laist
week that there .was more
than one reason for cele-
brating in the Peloux house-
hold ... Saturday ni.gh.t
Maud Peloux was engaged ,
to Maurice Laroche ... Sun-
day the engagement of Si-
mone Peloux to Lt. George ,r
Lauture was announciLd.,
Wednesday it was Gene-
vievw turn, she was engaged
to Robert Castera, who cele-.
brated his- f&te the same day.
Also engaged last Saturday
were Ghislaine Auguste and
Frantz Gardere. After a par-
ty at home they all trooped
off to Chouconne a gay
time was naturally had bt
The seasons are all mixed
up in Haiti ... for Spring
must surely be in the air.
Serge Gaillard has finally
decided to cold shoulder
his bachelor friends, settle
down and take a wife ..
he's engaged.
Directbr ad interim of
the Nouvelliste, Senator Mar
ceau Desinor returned from
a health trip to New Yoilk
Wednesday. .
The burning of the film
and the Taxi cab would cer-
tainly have made a good mo-
vie ... especially when a tire
blew up' and the firemen
started transporting water in
motor cycles ... every effort
should be made to have wa-
ter on tap at the scene of
fires a by-stapder has
suggested that the Firemen
be provided with all' the
beer they can drink ... by-
standers should be kept at a
distance ... cSi boule net-al

The-good word from the
uCap) this week is of'the
birth of a 10-pound baby
boy to Mr. and Mrs. Eric
Etienne. Father, Director
of the Bureau of Tourism in
the Cap writes that Daniel,
their third child and mother,
the former Gladys Woolley,
are both in the best of health
... before 'too long young
Danny will be accompany-
ing Dad on those frequent
trips to the Citadelle.

A baby boy was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Hermano Pe-
toia at St. Francois de Sales
five Tuesday evening. Both
mother, the former France
Montas, and son Johnny
are in good health.

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plowing your jeepster dow
a mountain stream in a shoi
er of spray., You might tr
it in a Dynafolw too, but w
,wouldn't recommend it, e,
specially -in the rainy season
We do recommend a har
dy car that is more mount
tain goat than limousinean
an early start. Even an an
gelic disposition can corrod
under the twin impacts o
heavy dust and mid-da
heat. But at 6 a.m. th
fresh morning breeze sweep
'in over the bay as you speed
among g the newly paved high
way leading out of Port-au
Prince. The water is an un
believable shade of blue, the
shy has a few cottony puffs
of clouds. The city home!
give way to clusters of call
les. Then comes the open
expanse of the cane fields,
Where the ribbon of smooth
asphalt comes to an end,
there is the road crew. their
pick axes rising and falling
in unison to the compelling
rhythm of a combite tune.
T. e highway is a bit rough-
er now. but still wide and
level. Sails of fishing ves-
sels dot the Bay waters, re-
;' gal columns of imperial
palms.march along the shore
line. At Gressier, the mar-
ket place is teeming.
The heat of the mounting
sun sends your reporter into
a pleasant doze. It's broken
abruptly by the startled ex-
clamation of the chauffeur,
i' Que arrive?,, The Jeepster
shoots inexplicably off a
curve in the road anr plows
into the ditch where it gent-
ly rolls over on its side, two
Wheels in the air. Your re-
porter carefully extricates
his limbs from an assort-
ment of baggage and loose
bananas, then climbs out the
door to face a throng of
solemn-eved peasants who
seem to have sprung out of
Sthe earth. A quick survey
'sows that the main spring
of the car has broken. Fifty
pairs of'willing hands turn
it upright and the chauffeur
drives our' of the ditch back
onto the highway as an SOS
is sent to a garage in Port-
.Hospitality is the Golden
R.le of the Haitian country-
s.ide and the stranded party
is ot stranded for long. A
highway -foreman gallantly
leads' the way to his near-by
ome where your reporter
,ipen a. Ileasant. hour chat-
tig and- punching on cocoa-
nr meat. The rescue mission
*i*. the new scoring arrives
in -- rirl of dust and hail
.A ne aers.
A new state this time with

fingers crossed. The unsav-
ory odor of processing mo-
n lasses identifies LUogane.
w Another stretch of driving
y along the curve of the Bay
re with the isle of .Gonave
s- looming up with tantalizing
c. clarity. At Carrefour du Fort
- a lunch stop is voted. A meal
k- of goat meat, rice and beans
d is served in a small estab-
i- lishment just big enough to
e house a table for four and
)f a side board. Your report-
y er had the eerie feeling of
e suddenly stepping inside one
s of the Marcelin novels. It
d was augmented by the'sud-
- den appearance of a solemn
- little barefoot man who
- wore a bright red kerchief
e tucked into the throat of his
s open khaki shirt and sport-
s ed a gay band on his straw
. peasant hat. A pair of glass.
Less spectacles perched peril-
, ously on the end of his nose
i and he peered over them as
, he shook hands, introducing
Himself in a quavering voice
as Papa Gide. A fifty cen-
time piece is solemnly offer-
ed and just as solemnly ac-
cepted by this village repre-
sentative of the Voodo deity
who takes on his ,superna-
tural role, on All Souls Day
and keeps it until Christ-

With Papa Gid6's aoffi-
cial blessings we continue
our junket to Fauch6 where
we regretfully say good-bye
to the national highway and
turn into the rutted route
marks the ashort-cut, to Jac
mel. Your reporter was as-
sured that there was a bet--
ter and longer road over the
mountains but the ,short-
cut, offered more in the
way of interesting features.
He later marked that down
as the understatement of the

Never before had he seen
a road that required a vehi-
cle to be half-car, half-tur-
tle. Never before had he
imagined that a road bed
and a riverbed could be one
and the same thing. Yet for
long stretches the intrepid
jeepsrer sails down the rip-
pling stream for all the
world like a side-wheel
steamer, now and then feel-
inm its way to dry land.
When the road isn't playing
hide and seek with the river,
it's playing leap fro" with
the in-"' rainrs ... scuttling
alone rhe rim of canyons
"-**h rnvl4-flled streams ure
I;n- far helow,. A:.er a peek
rd' n- rhe s'~ slC of one of
these sheer ...cliffs.. your re-
,r-'-.- wss suddenlJ hearwilv
4 ri thqat the main sorina
h'd broken. Wvien it did. By


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Phone 2694

r eco ~\ est pourquoi -dans le monde enter,
6'. \ de plus forl s tonnages sent transports
Ssur pneus poids lourds Goodyear que sur
S-pneus doe oute autre marque

Lea entrepreneurs de ca7nionnag et ,Je d etI ictes
d'aiutnrlju4 ; (a\ .,l ,l|.- h. O i,-ni poi,l i, ,, r, l3
a Goodicar f,,nt pi,.,ve d'un nid iiniia n .,i
long% -it: et d InI injdinuriu de r.:nmleiuentl

kilomtrique tout en assurant le meilleur
,t-r ice quon puise attendre de pneus poids
lourd-. Pour tin umaimum d'avantages -
dehftez des pneus poid6 louids Goodyear!

A wide election of Toys for the Xmas Gift Hunter

Boulangerie St. Marc

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now popping in and out of
mountain streams is becom-a -
ing a game ...'especially ik dt7/-CiTY
when you meet a heavily '
laden camion trundling mis
down the opposite bank f 'flll Ie
looking for all the world I MAYMOWE MMI
Jike a circus wagon in search
f the Big Parade. The
ames proudly lettered on
the front of the ungainly
orange buses are as intrigu- TIN .
ing as the camions them- .
selves. Your reporter en- '
countered ,Esmerelda,, ,Fa. "
tima,, ,Pray to Gods and
sThe Droll Life.,,He found "
,The Good News" propped :..--.
up helplessly on barrels in
the middle of the road with
its wheels missing, evident- MAYFLOW R cake
ly about to undergo a more are
appropriate rechristening. mixes are the nly
Heavier clusters of cailles mixes that are really
announce the town of Tro-
uin. Nearby lies a factory for fully prepared..
extracting the juice of orange- '
tree leaves for export to per- even the icing is included in every
fume manufacturers. Your"
reporter begins to feel that And now, with the new tin can packing, Mayflower Mixi
the winding mountain stream reach you at the peak of freshness. /
is one huge bathtub. Women
and children busily scrub Mayflower Contains all the Milk and all the Eggs
themeslves, others scrub Icing, too. Golden Cake and Chocolate Icing; ]
their clothes. The favorite Food and Vanilla Icing;White Cake and, Chocolate
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-appeared at the ead of ast
k month in the Nassau news-
paper will be of interest to
i- readers who knew Everett
SErb. Erb jsgpet 12 innths
Here from '49- 50.

7' Yacht Strikes Reef

SThe motor yacht wRacon-
Iteur" was driven across a
:reef about four miles west
Sof Nassau just after dark
p yesterday afternoon while en
I route from Miami. The uRa-
,. conteur Captain Walker,
"' was bei.g brought to Nassau
-for i.s. Clark Gable and
was accompanied by Mr.
S'Everett Erb's motor yacht
t. aMonsoon", which was close
Behind when the -Racon-
teur, struck the reef, bend-.
ing the propeller and caus-
i.'ing damage to the bottom of
the hull. The yacht will be
towed into harbour here for
dry-docking and repairs.
On board the -Monsoon,
Share the owner and a party
'-of three. The two ) chts
I left Miami at 1 o'clock on
-Thursday morning for the'
-trip across and made a ren-
.e:dezvous at the North West
Slight. The uRanconteurn,
[ carried a professional crew,
Then led the way, and as she
-neared the Nassau harbour
-entrance, she ran on the reef.
.However, her plight was ob-
.'served by those on the fol-
lowing vessel in time to
change course and avoid a
-similar disaster. Mr. Erb
and his party came to Nassau
for the week-end, but have
intimated that because of
weather conditions they may
k:extend their stay.

SRhumba expert Fritz Ber-
iotoni celebrated his birthday
S"Tuesday. The gang and a
Sfine crop of lovely girls gave
i him a gay surprise party ...
' and the "Juge de Paixn was
: as usual the entertaining
: lost.

Young Freddy Kroll is
i ,own from school in Con-
necticut to spend Xmas
Sixth his folks.
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S Hubert Carre, director of
La Democratien returned


to the Capital Wednesday
after attending,the sidh ses-
sion of the General A'sembly
of the United Nations in
Paris as Secretary of the
Haitian delegation. Mr.
Carre was accompanied by
his wife.-
The Paramount are show-
ing this week a reel of film
of Brigadier General An-
toine Levet's visit to the Do-
minican Republic.
It's peace for Italy and

and homes in an all-out at-
tempt to give the'leader of
the Republic the best pos-
sible impression of its march
toward progress.
For over two weeks Jac-
mel residents have been be-
side themselves in preparing
for the wave of parties
balls and receptions. Seam-
stresses are doing a rushing
business ... dress suits and
uniforms are being brushed
and aired. Workmen are
moving faster than they have
in years. There is a smell
of fresh paint everywhere.
The story is much the
same in other cities along
the route of the Presidential
itinerary which follows:
Sunday, December 16th:
7.00 a.m. Departure for
Marfranc,, Dame-Marie, An-
se d'Hainault.
' Monday, December .17th
2.00 p.m. Departure for
Cayes where the President
will spend the night.
Tues, December 18th

- -rage Is

Haiti ... the word is that the
Italian Chamber of Depu-
ies recently ratified the
peace treaty.

A young experienced ac-
countant, studied in the Uni-
ted States, is seeking part-
time work. Would consider
also a well paid full time
job. Is capable of corres-
pondence in French and Eng
lish. Please write or enquire
offices of ,Haiti Sun."

Appondissement Of ,Nippes
7.00 a.m. Departure from
Cayes for Anse-a-Veau; Stop
at Mkiragoane; Reception at
the Sisters College offered
by the Edilite de Miragoane;
Laying of the first stone of
the Centre de Sante of Mi-
ragoane. 2.30 p-m. Stop at
Petite Riviere de Nippes,
Anse-a-Veau Te Deum;
Laying of the corner stone of
Centre de Sante Hospital
of Anse-a-Veau break
fast: Departure from Anse-
a-Veau for Petit Goave. 4.30
Arrival at Petit Goave.
Wednesday, December 19th
8.00 a.m. Departure from
Petit Goave for Jacmel. Ar-
rival at Jacmel at noon -
Te Deum cFestivities.,,
Friday, December 21st
8.00 a-m. Departure for
Marigot; Stop at Cayes -
Jacmel Te Deum; Visit
of the road Seguin; 4.00 p.m.
The President visits per-
sonalities of Jacmel; 9.00
p.m. Ball at Club Union
(evening dress).


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cloth with a wooden paddle
and its hard to imagine how
'log the toughest fabric can
staid up under such an on-
' caught. Another busy mar-
ket .... at the town of Gil-
bert. The poinsetteas in the
courts of the nearby cailles
are drooping dolefully, un-
der the hot sun.

.The mountain foliage
ieams to increase its variety
of lush greens as the rocky
road winds towards the Ca-
ribbean Sea. The fresh bright
colour of the mango tree
stands.out like a gay promise
of tasty fruit to come. Large
fields of bananas line the
road with greater frequency.
And here and there a small
cemetery glistens in the sun,
its well kept tombs immacu
lately while, sometimes em-
bellished in stark black de:

The steady flow of pea-
sants and burriques along
the..road announce the end
of the journey ... the jeep-
Sster and its dusty passengers
rolll' through the narrow
streets of Jacmel.

Gay bouganvilleas and
other tropical blooms curve
5' over the ancient walls of
hidden gardens. The trim
town park overlooks the
Blue bay. There is a defi-
nite air of left bank Paris
about the hotel where Your
SReporrer was served some
Excellent coffee, shamelessly
eavesdropping as the plump
proprierrees ,held I court,,
from her vantage point seat
in -the doorway. Each busi-
ness transaction with basket-
l'aden ,marchands,> was a
spirited passage at arms con-
"ducted in. a barrage of cre-
., ole ... and thoroughly en-
Sjoyed by both sides,
S Your reporter was also in-
It .rigued by the colour of the
SJacmel residents which is
Snoticably lighter than other
S portions of Haiti. He was
S told that many of the bronze
toned citizens are descend-
S ants of the Polish soldiers
S who were brought to Haiti
; n..NP-lpoon's army but
.,o lai, down their arms
fatherr than extinguish the
L;esof independence of
s-I e small nation.


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Jacmel doesn't offer much
in the way of night-life ...
its social 'activities revolve
around private clubs and
parties in some of its spa-
cious homes. But it does
have a magnificent asset for
tourist trade in its beach,
considered by many the pret-
tiest in the Caribbean. Your
reporter found that it lived
up to the heartiest endorse-
ments. A neat park of curv-
ing palms border the wide
strip of fine-grain sand that
slopes gently into the sea.
There are no sudden drops
in depth, no rocks, and no
sharks or other dangerous
marine life. The 'surf was
just strong enough to pro-
vide a few gay white caps,
the water just cold enough
to be refreshing. The curv-
ing shore line and the dis-
tant mountain provide a pic-
ture setting ... a suitably
romantic ending to a highly
adventurous trek.
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Dental Notice

Dr. G6rard Maglio, Chi-
rurgien-Dentiste recently re-
turned from two years with
the Guggenheim Dental Cli-
nic in New York, and six
months at Howard Univer-
sity in Washington, D.C-,
has opened a new modern
clinic here.

Dr. Maglio's clinic is
equipped with the most up-
to-date equipment used in
Dentistry today even, a
complete 'X-ray machine.

The clinic is -located at
No. 143 Rue Dr. Aubry,
two minutes from P.A.A. of-


A well furnished house inr
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Paramount- Films
Up In Flames;
Taxi Destroyed
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the scene in buckets .;. the
Bata Shop building being
dangerously licked by leap-
ing flames.
The car, a Plymouth taxi
cab licenced 3094 driven by
its owned Ludovic (Dodo)
Alexandre was enroute to
the Paramount depot at
Thor with 57 reels of film
when approaching the inter
section of Grand'Rue and
Rue des Miracles it sudden-
ly exploded into flame. The
occupants of the car, Jacques
Lafontant, Gerard Blanch-
ard,' Janen Roe and driver
DDodo,, were uninjured but
one onlooker volunteered
the word that they all suffer-
ed injuries to the eyes ...
due to the super sonic speed
with which they left the
burning vehicle (flying with
out goggles).
The firemen arrived from
their station two blocks
away, in a matter of seconds
but. it was close to 45 min-
utes before water arrived in
the fire hydrants ... after
pouring.on the inferno all
the available reserve of
Acid, Formite, Carbondiox--
ide and dry chemicals, mo-
tor cyclists brought water
to the scene in buckets, the
fire was extinguished 45
minutes after it started. The
taxi, a guttered wreck lay
beneath the burnt Bata neon
sign ... 57 charred film con-
tainers stacked beside it. In
the rear compartment a bat-
tery which is said to have
been the cause of the fire ...
the steel .containers jammed
in with the battery set the
soark that gave the Para-
mount people their second
big film fire in 15 months
,nd their third in 2 years.
Fifteen months ago their
depot was completely de-
stroyed. Names of some of
the films that gave the fire
flame were: -Act of Vio-
lence,,. Great Sinners), and
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deep freezer, electrical grill,
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Owner has other interests in
Haiti and cannot devote the
necessary time to the Cafe
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