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LIouverture Jean Jacques Dessalines
andre Pition Henry Christophe p
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L6 jou d' I'an pr'alle river
cou chaque ann6e Ii gan pou'l river
pou n'passer francs nan bt6fise
nous di: m'ap' souhaiter la raisonn6e I
Capois La Mort
Quand jou d' I'an fine river
nan point moyen renvoyer ga
pou n' passer m6ricain nan tintin
nous di : A pieds nous y6 I
L8, ou& pas ovr, Ii river
Premier janvier sou nous, vrai,
pou n' p6ter tfte nous toujou
nous di : mes.zanmis, Bois nan nin I
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he way to King Christophe's Citadelle
Haiti's White House-Le Palais National
on La Place des Heros de l'lndependence
A NEW YEAR- the time for new Hopes, new Dream
and the promise of new Achievements.
IN HAITI the New Year is also the traditional Celebra
tion of Independence.
THIS WEEK, Haitians and their friends will join i
wishing each other A Happy-and Prosperous New Year.
IT IS a fitting time also to pause and remember sn
pay tribute to those who gave to Haiti and her people&:
NEW DAY and a NEW YEAR. ]
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Page 2 HAITI-SUN
SUNDAY DECEMBER 29th. 1W
ME. CLEMENT S. BENOIT, Haiti's new Consul to Nasau ies tnri
day to his post on the 12:30 PAA plane. Attorney Benoit. a well-known
journalist is one of the mpst active promoters of the Haitian Folklori.:
movement, and it is to be expected that he will develop closer ciu!tiri
relations between the two islands. Among his projects is the inaugi.
ration of a direct airline service between Nassau and Haiti, and pn'.itr
parlors have already gotten underway with the British Air Line...
HOTEL BEAU RIVAGE will open soon, it is reported, with famous
: French Restaurateur Andre Broussard directing the cuisine. iHe i.
" owner of the Miami Beach Chez Broussard>> restaurant. .Achitect
Robert Baussan, owner of Hotel Ibo Lele, is heading the management
of the Beau Rivage...
AGRONOMIST PHILIPPE LAFONTANT was caJled to the post ol
First Embassy. Secretary in Caracas, by the Haitian Government, this
JACQUES BOURJOLLY has been named Haitian Consul at Bor-
ODVA's new Administrative Council were officially installed on
Friday afternoon -' Engineer Marcel Thebaud, Engineer Joseph Ma-
thurin, and Attorney Seide Dorce are the members...
YVON CLAIRJEUNE was made Assistant Accountant at the De-
partment of Cults this week...
U.S. AMBASSADOR GERALD DREW leaves for Washington to-day,
where he is expected to sojourn for from 10 to 12 days...
THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI was recently elected member of the
UNICEF Administrative Council...
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC's new Military Attache, Lieutenant
Juan Perez Guillen, arrived in Port-au-Prince this week. He paid a
courtesy call at the Foreign Office, accompanied by the Dominican
THE MATERNITE ISAIE JEANTY's Director-Administrator, Mr.
Mauduy Sterlin, organized a Christmas party at the Institution this
week, presenting Nurses, Servants and children with gifts ..
IHOTEL IBO LELE is throwing a big. 'Reveillon, and banmoche on
New Year's Eve Night, with show, dance-music and its usual hospita-
EVERY MONDAY AT. 10.00 P.M.
THE HOTEL OLOFFSON SHOW
Once Again The HOTEL OLOFFSON
Has the Most Talked-Of Show in Town
A Unique Cast A Thrilling Spectacle
MINIMUM $ 2.50 PER PERSON.
DINNER SERVED FROM 7 TO 9 P.M.
PLEASE RESERVE YOUR TABLES IN ADVANCE
- - ~ ____
H E. The President, Dr. Francois Duvc,.lier.
THE' PRESIDENT'S CHRISTMAS
MESSAGE TO THE NATION
In bis first Christmas Messa-
ge to the Nation, President Fran
cois Duvalier began by expres-
sing his happiness at again find-
ing, this day of joy which brings
great hope to humanity, that the
Haitian people were still desi-
rous of pursuing the conquest
of its destiny- and of keeping
faith with its aspirations of dig-
4I feel today, at this minute
where all hearts rise in prayer
and song for the reconciliation
of mankind, and where in all cor-
ners of the universe, rises a vi-.
rile thought towards Peace, to-
wards the fraternal re.-assembly
ing of inman,.3 his Message conti-
nued, I experience a deep emo-
tion in reiterating my faith in
rise up to the status of his res.-
ponsibilities and to become reat I
The Official ceremonies closing
out the Old Year, which began
with a banquet for the members
Spend New Years Eve night
Dining and Dancing
To the rythniu
of popular jazz Louis Lalheus
Big show at mid-night
(Louis. Lahens sings)
In Bourdon (formerly
tached to the virtues which make
power and prestige in life. And,. Each child was'given.a package
that if he achieves this, resisting containing a pair of shoes, and
all vicissitudes of life, the birth clothing. Women brought their ba.
of this new down will brin; him bies in their arms from the coun.
rich treasures, tryside, and received an envelope
ie warned nat wnen egoism
grows into hostility and men do
not obey the moral law
or a neo-paganism, moral va-
lues are threatened, and when
the basis of the community can
be shaken, as yesterday, thle re-
volt of despair must be curbed.
In the social status of peace
which civilization has enriched
is to be found a great lesson of
the continuity of the origins ofI In stating that the greatness
the common Fatherland. For it, of the 20th Century comes from
r have conceived the highest this lesson which remains in spite
summits and f will bring out over of the lecatombs which des-
them the necessary clarity.. troy and are opposed to creative.
energy, the President said that
The President's message fur- :the greatest victories of man are
tiler pointed out that it is by Ithose which he won o\Ver adver
placing itself above the contin- se forces of matter and of so-
gencies, in dominating them and. cityt. The superiority of our ci
replacing them in their historic vilization depends upon the in-
perspective, that Governments ternal equilibrium which spiri-
strengthen the adhesion of men tuallity brings and which comes
of good will, breathe new ener- from generosity; voluntary re-
gy into the luke-warm and neu nowicement of onself all for the
tralize the divergencies.
He declared that his Govern-
ment will triumph over difficul-
ties and the promises filled with
victory like the Night of Christ
i mas for suffering humanity will
Y ouknw -wSS,.i be crowned by fulfillment.
Y o know I To EACH HIS ROLE
' ~it's a really Fine JB
itc's a. r 1 ine *\ 1 Dr. Duvalier expressed his de-
Scotch when it's sire that each Haitian have this
JOHNNIE vision so as to be nearer to the
WALKER result of his efforts and of the
S- verity of the Law. He said that
i' he would above all like that
S6 e each having understood his role
|ON | WA LK E land his function min the City of
JO HE W A LK E today and of tomorrow, that he
Born i8O-s-rill eomin, strong cultivate his sentiments of no-
.... bless and be guided by the Mira
.... culous Star which shone long
ago over the little town of Galil
HAITI SUN lee.
THE HAITIAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER
Community Weeldy Published Sunday morning He said that the Haitien of
EDITOR-PUBLISHER BERNARD DIEDERICH 1957, from the midst of confu-
GERANT.RESPONSABLE PAUL E. NAJAC in .hp^ l mi. .........
triumph of solidarity.
Madame Duvalier and her party
then visited Morne de I'Hopital,
taking aid to each needy family.
The women asked tile First Lady
to intervene in their favor for the
building of a Dispensary and a
school, and were given the assu-
"ance that their request would be
raid before thle President of the
In the afternoon, Madame Duva.
tier led her party to Cour Brea
vhcre the children, grouped at the
Ecol6 Menagcre de Martissant, re-
'eived their Christmas Gifts.
The children of La Saline and
)f Bel-Air were also the object of
the sollicitude of Madame Duva-
iier and her suite.
sji S., ; **I -
of the Diplomatic and Consular
Corps on at the National Palace
last evening, will continue on Mon-
day December 30tb following a
schedule set up by the Service de
Proto:ple. and close with a Garden
homcs of the President of !he
Chaimnwr of Deputies, the Presi
(lent of the Supreme Court and.
the President of the Sanale.
I President and Mrs.
receive at a Garden
5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on
: AubergCe Au Clou d'Or) Tomorrow at.9 a.m. the Presi-
dent will receive members of the
Open Daily 'Diplomatic Corps, the Courts of
Luncheon Cocktails Dinner Justice and the Legislature. Then
Continental Cuisine will follow members of foreign
Swiss Chef missions and representatives of
Government and municipal depart-
George Salvator, Manager "ments.
INDEPENDENCE DAY PROGRAM
INDEPENDENCE DAY PROGRAM
First Lady Takes '
Haiti's First Lady, Mladame
Francois Duvaliecr, carried Christ.
mas into numerous homes -of tghe
needy families in the Capital this
past week, and to ten outlying
districts as well, in a massive dis.
tribution of gifts.
On Saturday, accompanied by
Airs. Antonio Kcbreau, wife of the
Army Chief of Staff, the President
of Faisceau Feminin, Mrs.' Mblax
Adolphe, Mrs. Paulette R. Laro.
che, Private Secretary to the First
Lady, and a large suite of other
personalities, Madame Duvalier vi-
sited the children of Baillergeau..
More than 100 needy children
were presented to the group of
benefactors, and a small girl of 12
vclcomed them in behalf of the
needy children of the region.
:. mon w'nlUIIenosures .1[1 L~Ute'must
Farmers O0 Fermaltne
by Georges G. J. Mouton Belgium, Agricultural Credit Expert
HAITI was the first country in the
world to ask for United Nations
technical assistance, and when I
arrived there in September 1952.
a number of other experts had
already been at work in various
fields. My own particular assign-
ment was to help in organizing
cooperatives amongst Haiti's agri-
cultural workers. Like all visitors,
I was enchanted by this tropical
island, although I realized that its
magnificent, mountain slopes must
offer serious obstacles to progres-
sive farming. The average small
farmer lives in a little thatched
hut clinging to the eroded mount
inside and so far from his near-
est neighbors as to make commu-
nity lite very difficult. Few of
them can read or write. Using ele-
mentary tools and with no know-
ledge of scientific agriculture, they
cultivate just enough bananas,
maize, millet, peas and'sweet po-
tatoes to provide for their simple
wants, Only the most enterprising
venture' to grow a few cabbages,
carrots, turnips. and beet-root. 11 a
farmer owns one or two cows, the
latter have to find their own food
Sand produce no more than two Ii-
tres of milk a day. To obtain fresh
water, the farmer miay have to "
walk for two hours along narrow
mountain paths. There are no local
roads, and everything has to be
carried by human befngs or
draught animal. Centinual ctitting
.of the timber and Soil erosion have
left !,nly cluters of trees and
shrubs, so that the land available
for cultivation has shrunk, and in
many places only "the bare rock is
Typical in these respects was
the region known as Fermnatile.
overlooking the Haitian capital of
Port-au-Prince, to which a wonder-
ful scenic road leads down the
mountainside! I said that Fermathe
was- typical because, during my
stay in Haiti, L-was privileged to
watch a* minor miracle of trans-
To peosauts of the years before such a.s this elderly wo'nan, CS Jnr
Those o rtodan and tomiorrou' the lessons of Fermatlhc are offe'ri.q new
Just before I arrived the H ai- .. L.. -... --.'...- -
tian Agricultural and Industrial pe
Credit Institute had decided to I
setting the timetable tf Lheir farm- htsit;c, idc indiiduaJ [anrers,
launch an original project amongst -
jaig day. At nieah~imes, miany new jnd ti'r 'ri-ign eA'Por;. nayself.
the small farmers of this region, i d -
sthesmadofartin goan. s varieties ol vegetable have appear- who came at the request of the
instead of advancing loans to I
ed on th2ir table, and -members Utinted .Natmuus to shrjie in the
them. which would not have solo- ,
them, which would not have solv- f the Ccoperative have influenp-sexperiment and to hclprbl the su-
ed their pressing problems hbe ed the diet of their neighbors by lution uo' its problems.
management of the Institute had s c g
selected Feriathe.,as the site for selling cr giving them sneh new
a 'demonstration agricultural c n- vegetables to diversify their meals. A TURNING POINT
a demonstration agricultural cen- A ad bthcdof15 sx
..Already, by the end of 1955. six-
tre, to improve farming methods ad b t e
and tobil .ualm teen new houses had been built by There was always complete con-
and to build up a local cooperative
that might serve as a model else- farmers to replace their uahealthy fidence between the officials of
tha t m ig n t s e rv e a s a m o de l e l se ^ . . . . .. ..________
where. It is with this project that thatched huts. Children can be
I have nad the great privilege of.. sent to school from Fermatl]e with
I nave nod the great privilege eol .. .. ^A
. . . . o u t a f e e l in g o f h u m i l i di o n fo r ^ ^ f
being associated, and it is at Fer- out a feeling of humiliation, for
mathe that have been able to. their parents can afford to buy
raame that I nave been able to ,. .. ^ *^ ^ PB
...W a t c h its astonishing results them proper clothes while, when r
w a tchn Its astonisnlng results. UHlv S
amongst a highly conservative sickness strikes, they can now pay
pasanstry" n for the services of a doctor and a
peasantry drug sore. 4i
the Institute and myself, but it
took time for me to win the same
degree of trust from the farmers.
I well remember one incident
which marked a turning point in
winning that trust. From then on,
there was no turning back.
Four. farmers had watched our
potato planting at the experimen-
tal garden in Fermathe and had
themselves sown selected potato
seed, maintaining the plants with
great care. They eventually harvest
ed sixteen sacks containing one
hundred pounds of potatoes each.
Then dame the problem-how
were they to sell such a quantity
in a town where they had no con-
nections and no knowledge of cur-
rent prices? I was asked if I would
undertake to dispose of this pre-
cious harvest on their behalf. Ti-
midly they suggested that they
were hoping to receive the equi-
valent of $5 per sack.
When the moment came, I was
handed the 'sixteen sacks, with
their openings sewn up to avoid
the slightes loss 'during the jour-
ney. Each of the four farmers had
brought, is entire family to watch.
this cargo set off, under the care
of a foreigner, into the unknown.
Nt the last turn of the road. I saw
the group still waving, as if to con-
vey a message of gratitude' and
rather anxious hope. It was then
that I saw four brown paper par-
cels, each containing six- or seven
pounds of potatoes, which were
thdir friejiny offering to me-
a gesture typical of the kindheart-
ed Haitian peasants which I could
have refused only at the cost -of
seriously hurting their feelings.
I was able 'o arrange for the
sale of the potatoes to leading ho-
tels at S7 a sack, and lth next
*Jay I called at the four houses to
hand over the proceeds, which
amounted respec;ii'ely to $11, S21.
$35 and $42. In each ol Lhosc
hrnies ,was 2-cv:ve, .;:th u:;-'
gcUable joy. The two farmers
who had earned the largest sums
had never in their lives seen so
much rnaCey at onea time. From
that niwt,;int on, I enjoyed the -
fIurmers' absolute e rst, t and any
linecrir, signs of hesitation re-
gar('ing our projects disappeared.
It %%as the experimental garden
vnd thi. .raining we gase t=ere
which inspired those potato grow
irs ind -!l the othai innovations
-it Fermathe. The Crean Institute
had rciitcJ a smaLi house with
1.500 ..-iuare yards of iand. Our
first dppel.el to the ftr.iers led to
cightee.i of them joining up for
cooperative training every Wednes-
day in the principles of scientific'
agriculture. Modern tools were
bought, as well as imported seed,
fertilizers and insecticides. Our
pupils varied in age from thirty
to sixty, and each Wednesday saw
both their number and their enthu-
usiasm growing. With their help,
we cleared the experimental plot
of stones and surrounded it with
barbed wire, Paths were formed,
and the soil was plowed and pre-
pared. During the teaching periods,
little groups were formed in which
each farmer in turn was asked to-
perform certain jobs. This was '
followed by discussion of such
points as the depth of sowing, the,
distance between seed, methods of
transplantation and the use of fer-.
As time went on, the rjo- ej-.I
terprising members of tle Cooper-
ative ventured to apply the new
methods in their own plots. We
would go round the various gar-
dens to get to know our people
better'and to discuss with them orn
the spot any difficulties and obsta-
cles they met with. T'o our surpri-
se, we found that some of the
farmers had to face a walk of two
or even three hours to attend our
Wednesday courses. Before long,
.striking results of the new methods
began to appear both in the cxpe-
-:"..:! gr".", and in their indi-
vidual plots. Formerly, the Fer-
The changes are almost startl-
ing One can see them at a glance
in the better clothes worn by farm-
ers taking part in the Cooperative.
Most of them now wear working
shoes throughout the week. a cus-
tom unknown before, and several
have brought pocket watches, not
.as trinkets, but to help them in
I Changes so strikinec did not ninme
"babo Lt jo%.:' .'hr. Old habik were
deeply ingrained and. with illite-
racy nearly universal, a mood of
apathetic acceptance ,i hbad condi-
tioris was general. Our success
came from ilthe way ,n v.wlch we,
all learned to work together as a
;eam-theu members of the Credit
Page 4 ~cHMTI-SUN 1) SUNDAY DECEI~JBER 29th. 1957
WHEN anyone says ,Libert6,
Egalite and Fraternite,' Americans
think immediately of France.Those
wbiQ travel to the Republic of Hai-
ti -credit these words equally to
that beautiful Caribbean country,
which lies 50 miles southeast of
For 1958 is the 154th anniversa-
ry of Haitian independence. And
the French killed many brave Hai-
tians before conceding that those
words applied to Haiti, which in
1800 was France's most valuable
Because of this historical heri-
tage, Haiti has a special charm
for the traveler from the United
States. Its people are very poor.
But they are free. And they are
happy. They look visitors in the
eye proudly. They smile. They try
lo help the fumbling tourist ex-
press himself in halting French or
Spanish, and then softly volunteer
English as good as his own.
The average Haitian of t'day is
a combination of French, African
and Indian. He is described by
Haitian writers as one who ,sings
and suffers, toils and laughs... In
the hills of Haiti, everyone sings
and dances.. Babes of three dance
the Vodun.. Boys of seven are
master dummers... Old women still
dance with their shouldcis'.
The writer has many pleasant
memories of a visit to Haiti while
island-hopping through the Carib-
bean on Delta C&S Airlines several
months ago. It is in some ways the
loveliest of all Caribbean islands.
-Haiti, means, in creole, ,High
Land.- That is a descriptive name,
ior 8,000 of its 10,700 square miles
are mountainous, with the highest
towering 8,790 feet. It is semi-tro-
pical, with temperatures running
irom 70 to 85 degrees, moderated
by a cooling breeze. Plenty of palm
trees, banana plants and red poin-
settias along the roads add atmos-It said -Habaco Trousers,* with a
phere. Haiti occupies the western picture of a pair of pants, follow-
end of the island of Santo Domin-ed by the words -Bon Pour Tous,,
go, remainder of which belongs to which even one who flunked
the Dominican Republic. French can translate.
Port-au-Prince, where Delta-C&S Many good hotels, among them
-Isle 01 Magic
HAITI'S MOST MODERN
CARNIVAL COLOUR (Movie makers) in a ((Roman
and Pan American Airlines land,
is the capital city. It is situated on
the ocean at the enh of a huge
alluvial plain and valley. Moun-
tains entirely rim the town on
one side, and within 10 miles of
down-town one can be 4,000 feet
high, looking down on the harUor
We were met at thle '.irpurt, get-
ting through Haitian customs is
no problem. They didn't even open
our suit-cases. From airport to
center of town is a five-minute
drive through a slum section.
Hundreds of stores line the main
streets. One billboard intrigued us.
BEFORE BUILDING SEE
iSociWte Industrielle de Mate-
f riaux de Construction
P. 0 Box 1273 Rue du Magasin
Portail de Leogane Zone
( behind Union School
Balusters of varied designs
" Ciment Blocks :
30 x 20 x 40
20 x 20 x 40
15 x 20 x 40
10 x 20 x 40
the El Rancho and Montana, Chou- .
coune, are built on bill-tops in Pe-
tionville, just outside Port-au-Prin This is The Finest and Fastest Service in
ce. At the El Rancho, there's a
fine view of the valley below, THE CARIBBEAN
stretching many miles to mountains LOOK FOR THE WHITE CROSS YOUR
in the distance.
Rooms here, as at other hotels YOUR GUARANTEE OF INTEGRITY
in the Caribbean, arc modern as
tomorrow, with tile baths and At P.tion-Ville: -Mrs Paul
showers, picture win:lows, taste- -Corvington
fully' modernistic furniture a iT? d At Port-au-Prince: -Joe Gaetjens Rue Pavee
dramatic lighting from vents in the -Jean Reiher* Bois Verna
ceiling. -Excelsior Sacri-Ccur
Swimming pools are standard -Louis Garoute Grand'Rie
equipment for .Caribbean hotels, -L'Eclair Are. Christophe
.,nd both the El Rinclho an Monta- -Sabine Rue des Casernes
ran have them. The El Rancho's is. -Atomique Ave Malgoire Amnbrolse,
kidneyy shaped, located between the At St-Marc: -Nettoyageni _SecRue Princpale
hotel and the dining room and bar.A
The Riviera is the only ocean-__________
view hotel and sits on the hillside
overlooking the Bay of Port-au- DIRECT PASSENGER AND FREIGHT SERVICE
Prince. It's Bamboche Room is a PORT-AU-PRINCE NEW-YORK
popular meeting place for after-
dinner dancing. The Oloffson.has AMERICAN FLAG
a weekly floor show that ii one k AIR CONDITIONED
the best vignettes ,i Haitian life. 7? DINING ROOM
Food everywhere (American n FAMOUS CUISINE
plan) is as good as one can get ALL ROOMNIS WITII
anywhere. We found it hard to BATH
make our polite, skilled waiter 250 POUNDS BAGGAGE,
believe that we wanted no eggs ALLOWANCE
with our toast, fruit and coffee for
breakfast. In the end, he brought
eggs, anyway A sample dinner
ireni had choice of two kinds of ,
soup, an appetizer of red snapper ";;7
or cold lobster in sauce, filet of
rare beef, potatoes or spaghetti.
salad and a choice of crepes suzette .
or other fancy desserts. "_-____
Just outside the hotel one can
buy mahogany-carved souvenirs
from small street vendors whose
first price is invariably double
what they expect to get. We were
offered a pair of black mahogany
statuettes of women with baskets
on heads for $10. We ended up
buying one of them, for $3.
But in the crafts shops down-
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[own, the marked price is tile final
price. They do not dicker. And
prices are very low. Two graceful
satiny-smooth mahogany salad mix-
ing implements cost 60 cents-.
Small mahogany mustard bowls
with carved spoon are 50 cents. A
beautiful 14-inch diameter salad
bowl is S4. One can buy wood carv-
ings of native drummers for any-
where from $3 to $100. And it's
easy for a non-artist to tell the
difference in quality of workman-
ship. The cheap ones are produc-
tion jobs which copy a rough
pattern. The better one -!re intric-
ate works of art.
One of the most charming na-
mes we've ever hean, for a depart-
ment store is -La BellNe Creole,'
run by Mr and Mrs. Elias Noustas,
who own a hotel and uther pro-
Tourists find the Haitian hand-
woven cotton goods here w-orth
taking home. It's sparn into readd
by hand and handloonmed from
cotton that grows wild. As a re-
suit, there are' interesting imnper-
fections in the fabric (50 inches
wide), which costs $3,25 per yard.
It's ideal for draperies. Visitors to
the New York's United Nations
',tlding will see-an entire room
decorated in gold-colored Haitian
-Don't miss the voodoo dances,.
is one of the first bits of advice
given the traveler to Haiti. So we
looked up with interest when a
man with a long. sausage-like drum
approached us as we sat by the
pool of our hotel after dinner.
(Continued on page 12)
SUNDAY DECEMBER 29th. 1957
,, HAITI-SUN -
SUNDAY DECEMBER 29th. 1957
fiRT& CURID $HDP
Ae u Quai -^
Which has the best imports froniall the corners of the world. You can save up to 6C7o
from U.S. prices with your duty free allow uce of 5200. over 48 hours and $500 over
12 days outside U.S.A. Fisher's will be a realshopper's paradise. Not only free port prices
but modest mark-up, because everything is concentrated in one large building. Are your
biggest assets in buying at Fisher's.
Fisher's, the American's favorite shop when
all prices are clearly marked on every item.
Where, a well-trained and courteous staff wll
help you to solve your shopping'problems.
' Where checks and foreign banknotes are aceep
ted, and your purchases shipped. We will gladl1
give you free information about U.S. customs re
gulations and shipping costs.
MAIN, FLOOR OF FISHER'S SHOPPING CENTER
Guerlain Liberty of London Fabrics
Boulton and Pl-rrin Cloves Hawick
Scotland Cashmire Sweaters Lubin
Balmein Weil Knize Griffe Perfumes
\apoleon Godet Louis De Saliguac Cognacs
Vlarquis De Montesquieu Armnagnac De Kuyper
Liqueurs Aalbor Aquavit Danish Pore,-
lains and Silver Spalding of England
THE BEST NAMES IN
Liqueurs Brandies --
Bing & Groendahl
Royal' Vienna Angarten
Lalique and bohemian Crys-
Marcel Frank Atomizers
"'" IVE CARVINGS
Sisal Shoes Bags
I ME WORLD FAMOUS EMIBROJIDERIIY F'LOOi
(CM iPAL'ETLY AIR CONDITIONED
dII ^^-_ *^ -
TIlE .M\HIIOG.\N\ YAND. NATIIV HANDICRAFTS FLOOR
Haitian Embroidered Dresses Blouses skirts
- men's shirts Cuban Guayabera Shirts -
Italian Silk Scarves Swiss Handkerchiefs -
"able Linens Beaded Bags Petit-point Bags
- Cashmire Svieaters Pcrrin Gl,"es Liber-
Manogany quality goods from ou; own workshops
Sisal and Straw goods -- Vodoo Drums Dolls Hats
recordss Books FiUm Place Mats
mathe farmers were accustomed to
waiting four or five months to
harvest an average of "twice the
weight of potatoes sown. Thanks
to the use of selected seed 'and im-
proved methods, harvest of from
five to seven times the weight
sown became common, and in July
1955 one foreign strain of potato
actually produced fifteen times the
,original weight."At the same time
Other foreign varieties gave better
results .than any, tried hitherto,
but. -we will need further experi-
ments to show us which varieties
are going to do best in the long
Hlaiti's uncertain rainfall causes
sharp variations in the yield of
crops. In dry seasons, three or
four months'may go by without a
drop of rain falling, and .this has
serious consequences, especially at
sowing and transplanting'time. In
the whole of Fermathe, there was
not a single water tank. We dis-
cussed this problem together, and
I, advised the farmers to replace
the thatch on their homes by cor-
rugated iron roofing and to let the
rain collect in concrete -tanks
through gutters and piping. The
THE FARMERS OF FERMATHE
(Continued on page 11)
and freshness, attractively pre-
sented. For this purpose, we ,form-
ed an Agricultural Cooperative So-
ciety, which fifty-three of the Fer-
mathe farmers joined, 'each con-
tributing the equivalent of a dol-
lar as his personal share.
The authorities at Port-au-Prin-
ce allotted space in the market to
this Society and, on May 29, 1954,
cooperative .'selling began. Our
methods of display and of sale
were a real innovation. The mar-
ket, a large building with an iron
roof, had hitherto been filled with
rickety tables on which produce
of ll kinds was untidily set out.
Despite the efforts of the munici-
pal authorities, rotten fruit and
vegetables lay in every direction
and afforded a playground 'for
myriads of flies. So great are the
crowds and so narrow the space
between the tables that customers
have first to fight their way to
the merchandise. Ten minutes of
rowdy bargaining may then result
in a sale at half the price origi-
market women, known locally as rous farmers. The Coope-'ative
iMladame Sarahs,- who took ad- saved us frbm all that. It must
vantage of the ignorance of the on, so that our families can ei
peasants and of the poor quality the better life we now know.
of their produce. Now, when mark-
et women visit Fermathe in search It is often said in Haiti t
of the high quality produce they once a farmer gets the chance
know they can expect there, the make a little money, he in
farmers insist on a fair price.
Jt is not only in'Haiti itself that
good possibilities exist for the sle
of garden produce. Tomatoes espe-
cially can be exported to Curacao.
At first, the- profits of this trade
were liniled 'by the high cost of
transporting the tomatoes by pri-
vate airlines, but experiments have
been made with tomatoes carried
by ship in cold storage, and soon
we hope to arrive at a means of
carrying on this trade which will
be mutually satisfactory to the
foreign purchaser 'and the Coope-
By concentrating on these two
diately hoards it, being uwnil
to trust the banks. Rumor spi
ofconsiderable sums which hast
been allowed to decay or have I
eaten by rats. I have no mear
knowing whether' or not t
stories are true in. other distr
but at Fermathe we have had itn
opportunities of seeing the
ducti'e uses to'which our Cc
rative .members have put'thefr
'ly won gains. Thus, where f
erly they used only the hoe
.the cutting tool 'Iknown as
amachette, they have all in
ed in a variety of agricultural
truments, and many of them
bought gauges to measure .the
fall. Also. every one of these fi
ers now buys selected seed,
imported, and fertilizer and
I.ur t itouIn AooUU..
SIn these brighter surroundrigK,'
the Fermathe farmers are respond:i
ing to life in a completely new'
way. Even though they have not
yet learned to read, their powers
of observation and reflection have:
markedly improved, and they aeW
tually have an advantage over ma I
ny of their 'literate compatriots a f.
regards agricultural knowledge..
The Cooperative has strikingly prA
Credit Institute advanced 50 per nally asked. main points, better quality of pro- micals for combating insect pests ed that there exist in the Haitiar
ceni of the cost of these innova- duce and proper marketing me- and mould. Care of livestock has countryside a farming elite, eager.
Lions, (and by the end of 1955 The Fermathe stall displayed a thods, we haie seen the farmers also improved with the ability to for material and moral progress
sixteen- houses had been supplied large colored sign stating: Fair of Fermathe substantially add to spend money on their welfare. The farmers have begun to build<
with this simple device for hold- Weighl--Fixed Prices.. All pro- their modestincomes. We discuss- a four-mile road to the nearest'
ing rain water in reserve. The first ditce had been brought to market ed this matter with three mem- '. remember an occasion when highway and to search for a.loal
to build tanks happily made water by truck and in new baskets, while bers of the Cooperative, whose disease threatened' the farmer's water supply. They calk of build-
available to neighbors who had to the Cooperative had set up a land varies between' one acre and pigs. For the first time in Fer- ing a dispensary and a school and
save the money for their half of .weighing machine so that custom- less than half an acre in extent, mate's history, veterinarians were organizing a consumers' cooper'
the cost. I. visited these farms at ers could see what they were buy- From June 1 to Septejnber 30, called in4 vaccines given and all tive, although silos for cattle f0dd-
a moment when nq rain had. fallen ing. Numerous varieties of vegeta- 1954, the vegetables grown on he animals survived-a thing er, a meeting hall and other needs,
for twenty-three days. Taking the ble were exposed on colored plas- these pots,'produced 2.417.60, 1,985. which and never happened before. will probably have to be met first N
price formerly paid by the farm- tic mats, with a cellophane cover- 80 and 832 gourdes respectively One of the farmers proudly turned Encouraged by' the success already
eris foi water from a distant-spring ing and with prices marked on a (five gourdes equal $1 U.S.). These up at a Wednesday meeting with achieved, the Credit- Institute has'
we found that the members Of the slate-The daughters of three farm- same farmers told us that, before a co-.v and calf which he had just decided to launch an experimental,
Cooperative had Imore than one ers from Fermathe stood ready to the coming of the Cooperative, the bought from the sale of tomatoes, dairy project at Fermathe, and to
thousand dollars wdrth of water serve customers. There were so only produce they sold consisted grown on a tiny plot. He eagerly give demonstrations of reaffore1-
in reserve. One-Wednesday in the' many of thes9 when selling I of small qua'fitities of maize, which accepted my suggestion that the station, and anti-erosion, measures
experimental garden, talk centred b e g a',n at 5 o'clock-in the they kept back for harq times and cow should be named cTomato"
on the remarkable benefits obtain- morning that senior officials of the which brought them no more than in merpory bf the way he hb d ob- All the success which we lhW.
ed from'/these tanks. I asked why Institute, members of the Coope- 250 to 300 gourdes a 'year. tained her, and he thereafte- kept won at Fermathe is a result ofl the
they had never taken the step' rative and I myself' had to lend a te Cooperative regularly informed team spirit with which everyone'
before and the replied quite sim- hand. In two hours,' the supply We were burdened Vith debts,., of both animals' progress.
ply: @The idea never entered. our was, sold out. they told us. -These we struggled
heads.- Ito reduce every now and hcn by I BRIGHTER
S Day after day, the Cooperative's ceiling a cow o,' a pig aid by SURROUNpINGS
COOPERATIVE stall met with success, despite doing odd .ob., suic as cuiki-c',og
MARKETING some opposition, by stall-holders and selling empty bottles or h I-- I thing, however, that the most
of the traditional pattern. Custom-, ing ourselves out to inw'e p-rospe- striking'material sign of increasing
Marketing of the farmers' pro- ers at the market soon noticed. .
duce was another matter to which two results of the Fermathe enter-
we gave mqch thought. The 'hotels prise-a standardization of prices "
which took sixteen sacks of pota- was effected by this competition, AM E R A C M A
toes in 1953 might have hesitated ana sanitary conditions at the HAYTIAN AMERICAN SUGAR COMPANY,
when offered the six hundred market were installed, and efforts
sacks it was planned to harvest in were made to clean up the debris, S A.
1954. We had to find some'method although other Fermathe practices, -
of offering direct Ito the consum- such as the use of weighing ma- Authorized Capital $ 2,'00Q,000
ers produce of superior quality -hines and the. abandonment Auh ri
bargaining, will no doubt take a
Good deal longer to become gene- Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Before the Cooperative came West Indies
linto eing, the few vegetables We nd
~grown at Fermat~he were sold to
oeo eoeeeeooeooooooeeeeoo***eoeee Planters and Manufacturers
S For Public and Private Construction Work S
s' ee ( USINE HASCO -
SCaribbean Construction Co. SiA. REFINED SUGAR HASCO CRYSTALS
SBuilde- of the Miiitar Ciy", SEMI- REFINED SUGAR POPULAIRE
Ccii. Mlanagr:. Ccrard TI-IEARD 1 IT D ,, 'lTb / v lt "nD
41* P SUGAR... an ENERGY BUILDER
9 C hne C E3955.s T PH0EO XER 8CE 0
4b OCables: THECOMERCEOO
SUNDAY DECEMBER 29.I., lall,
prosperity is to be seen in theae
houses built out of increased ear
ings. The normal Haitian thateh:e'
cottage has a total area of oCt
has some sixteen feet by ten and eB.'
t go sists of two rooms. A tiny hut, als..
enjoy with thatched roof and earth "1
floor, serves as a kitchen; Ea.ii
new -house contains four rooM-,
hat, some of them measuring twelwe
1 to feet by twelve. A terrace and largeJ
inme- window are features in all of the.,
liing as well as cement floors and a em.:
caks rugated iron roof, connected with.
thus the now popular water tank. Tdih^
been water is used not only on the farm,1l
s of but for the family washing ani':
bese laundering. The new homes have",
'ict., conspicuously better chairs, tab'.lt
nany beds, crockery and arrangements
__ .F- .'ctnrn -f 1
DC E 2 9S4
New right from the road up, the Victor heralds a new
generation of cars... lower, swifter, more efficient. The
low roofline of the Victor is only 58 inches high! Though
built so low to the road, headroom is generous and ground
clearance ample. This very modern design pays big
dividends in easy driving. Weight is kept low and there
is a new flat-ride suspension system. So the Victor shows
remarkable reluctance to roll on corners. Sure-footed
safety is designed right into the Victor.
Powered by a new, deep-skirt asquare- engine, the Victor
is very much a top .gear car-with swift, smooth top gear
acceleration from walking pace into the middle seventies.
This top gear flexibility cuts petrol consumption, too.
Because the Victor's square, engine performs so efficient
ly throughout its whole speed range, it puts the Victor far
ahead of its class for all-round fuel economy.
Once again it's Vauxhall for value with an exciting new
car at an excitingly low price!
There's value in every aspect of the Victor's very advanc-
ed design: in its new, lows-swept good looks and pano-
ramic vision: in its new flat-ride suspension, and its new
petrol-saving -square engine.
You must see-and try- this new Vauxhall. It's in our
show-room now awaiting your personal inspection.
There are fwo versions of the Victor from which to choose... the Victor
and the more luxuriously appointed Victor ',Super*. This de luxe
model, the ,Superi, is distinguished by extra chromework, a wider
choice of colours, and such refinements as armrest door pulls.
THE MOST EXCITING
A.D GRETES -
AN G IN VAU....XHALL
AND GREATEST IN VAUXHALL
Claude GENTIL, Agent-Distributor
\ SUNDAY DECEMBER 29th. 1957
STourism: The Big Picture XVI
Tourism : The Big Picture -- XVI
Truth And Consequences
Your special Travel Correspon-
dent has just come back from ten
days in Detroit, Michigan, a city
of. over four millfobis of inhabi-
tants, situated most unfavorably
as to winter weather conditions.
In Detroit, I talked to sixteen tra-
vel agents and forty or more in-
dividual Americans. There is no
use fooling ourselves: Haiti has
a bad reputation in Detroit as a
country to visit.
Again, we see a lack of positive
factors and a plethora of negative
factors at work.
1) Americans are afraid to vi-
sit the country.
2) Americans who have visited
the country for the past three
ye s have spread unfavorable sto-
ries about their reception. .
3) There is a slight recession in
the United States, and many Amne-
ricans, striving for economy, have
left Haiti out of their itineraries
as the least desirable Caribbean
country upon which to expend
1) Travel agents have, in gene-
ral, given up trying to sell, Haiti
because of unsatisfactory results
reported by their previous, clients.
2) The events of the past year
have had their negative aspect;
the .agencies have. not had the
pressure from Haiti that they have
felt previously. Stocks of folders,
rate sheets, window cards are low
and a general advertising back-
ground in newspapers has been
missing. On the. other hand, all
other resort areas have stepped up
their pressure, so that the width
of the breach has doubled \as a
3) The lack of beaches is still
the greatest physical factor, al-
though the back of fishing facili-
ties comes close to it, which is
4) The general consensus of feel-
ing among prospects is that if.
Haiti has anything unusual to of-
fer, they haven't heard about it;
while other resort areas are cons-
tantly trumpeting expansion of
and elaboration of facilities. Ame-
ricans will not buy automobiles,
for example, unless the manufac-
turtr chAnges the mbdei and adds
many new. improvements every
year; this'is a cast of mind affect-
ing every field of selling. Haiti
hasn't changed its -model- in ten
In this connection, expert opi-
nion is positive that hotel adver-
tising is at best p minor factor in
attracting prospects to an area,
with the exception of the very
largest 2,000- room hotels which
are brand-new and fabulous in
'what they offer. A common com-
ment was :
.Why don't your hotels, get to-
gether and work out meal-exchan-
ge and entertainment-scheduling-
plans? That way, you might be
able to sound unusual.
Or, -Why don't your hotels get
together and go on European
Plan ? Haiti advertises French
cooking and our clients all com-
plain that the food is terrible. Let
some restaurants have a chance
if the hotels can't give good food'.
As a matter of fact, very nearly
all the constructive comments I
heard from agents began with the
question : 'Why don't your hotels
get together and )
We ask all the readers of the
Sun to pause' a moment and think
what answer they, themselves,
would give to such a question from
Enough times so as to'..form a
significant factor, individual Ame-
ricans who had already visited
Haiti, remarked thaf the thing that
they most resented was the lack
Freedom is a very important
word in the English language; and
semantically it carries a heavy
emotional charge. Resort areas
trifle with this word at thier ex-
treme-peril. We at the Sun hope
fervently that those in authority
consider this situation most seri-
ously and take drastic action, if
feel entitled, and which is offered
them by our competitors.
Our customers, most important,
and their agents, reflecting their
views, resent being handled in
proprietory fashion. They choose
INDAY DECEMBER 29thri,7y
an hotel to sleep in, but they do-.',
not .belong, to that hotel. ie":..
may purchase a tour in advance .
but they do not -belong, to .the
tour operator. They have a taxi
driver chosen from for 'them at
the airport, but they -most deeply
resent being considered the perms
nal property of that taxi driver
for as long as they are in Port.
In the United States, one hires
a taxi for point-to-point transpr.
(Continued from oae 91
A Greeting From Paris
From Paris where be is on an pears on page one.
Arts Socholarship, Morisseau- Translated, it loses much of
Leroy, Haitian poet and drama- its savour but for the benefit of
tist, has sant the New-Year Gree our non-Creole-speaking readers
ting Poem in Creole which ap- we quote:
Whenever New Year's Day is almost here
As each year it must come
Just to tease the Frenc:imen,
\Ve say: W\\'e wish you
You can do nothing to take it away
Just to tease the Americans,
We say: A pieds nous ye.,>
You may not see it coming
January 1st is upon you, true,
To make us rush around at break-neck speed,
We say: <;My friends,
and ryhlimes with RHappy New Year.;;)
Meaning obonne ann6ee but Creole words Bois nan nin,"
literally says:-'wood in your nose)
Slaves imitating their. Colonial masters said --Bonne Annee,,
(Wishing you a Good Year). The greeting to Americans, literally aIt's
on foot we .areo not only rhymes with -Happy New Years, but is B
typical bit of Creole irony. -Bois nan nin, in literally 'Wood in your
nose-, another bit of Creole satire.
Sone ndme stands out
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We iahncerely hope that you will have a nice time in Port-au-Prince and we are looking forward to being
of service to you in our tore and factory, where we can offer you an immense array of figurines.
bowls, trays, carvings and sculptures.
SDavid and Wally TALAMAS.
?.A Cmafle ^[et
GRAND' RUE No 144
PORT-AU-PRINCE. HAI TI
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TOURISM. THE BIG PICTURE
(Continued on page 8)
nation; touring is clearly a diffe- be incorporated a third depart-
rent affair. For touring, one goes ment charged with the responsibi-
by limousine with a guide, or in a
bus, also with a guide.
All' this nonsense makes a visi-
tor feel *fenced-in.. He feels that
he is caught up in a machinery
which controls his every move-
meat from his arrival to his 'de-
oartare. And a very large number
lity of 'accounting and analyzing-
folr the Tourist effort.
Either we set up a continuously
of our customer's reactions, or
events will force a most painful
re-assessment and re-a2jnstnment
was able to see in the situation
was the response to the projected
'Haitian Hospitality Program'. All
of the agents and most of the pu-
blic wanted to hear about it in
more detail when it was finally
adopted and put in force. To them.
it represented .-,something ne'.v
has been added-.
-of our customers in The past have at a later date, as our customers I Incideiintally, most of the agents
resented this, and have talked drop away from us is "favor of and some of the individuals had
about it 1t6 their friends and neigh- other resort areas which are more heard about the Jamaican special-
bors. closely in touch with the market, events program for this winter,
I especially asked the question : There is no 'question that z which has had wide publicity and
,did yon get a sirfilar feeling in great part of the tourist industry, has figured in all Jamaican propa-
any other Caribbean countryy ?> and of the general business corn- ganda. Few agents and no indhi-.
SAll of my respondents replied in iy 3here, ,have 'been deluding duals had heard about the new
the negative, 'except for Cuba, themselves seriously about the Ithree-par, golf course at the Inter-
where many said somewhat the whole nature 'of tourism. Unfor- national Club, about Kyoua Beach
same situation existed. However, tunately for them, It is impossible or the beaches-in Jacmel. INO ONE
as to Cuba, they said, 'you know to find a scapegoat. It does no AT ALL had heard of the weekly.
this in advance and you just resist good to charge our -bad luck, up air cruise to Jacmel and the hea.
and they don't bother you any to the governmental crises of the ches, the creation of a lake (Peli
more. past year: in the first place, out- gre) where fishing had already
When 1 asked agents, for exam- -iiders are -only too likely to ask started, or duck-hunting or guinea-
pie, why Americans still poured the unanswerable question : .If shooting in the Artibonite. In fact,
into Havana despite the revolu- tourism is so important to Haiti, the misinformation I ran into was
idon, much 'worse than ours, they why didn't -they. think about"in no' wise as alarming as the lack
all said, W61ll, Havana is a great %%hat would happen to it, at the of information. People would for-
attraction by itself, and people "tie ?- When one is in America get the revolutions, in the opinion
.aneilt .afraid as long as they are and not in Haiti, this is a diffi- of most travel agents, much soo-
so close to the U.S. and can get 'cult question to parry, 'let alone ner if Haiti provided sufficient
out of Cuba immediately if
thing happens. In Haiti, so
people -have "been hung up
unable to get out, that the
has gotten around that this
ruin y3or "'hdle -vocation'.
T.UTH AN1D CONSEQUENCES
KILLING THE GOOSE
In the second place, the statis-
tics shoWed that we were already'
losing, ground a year before the
resolutions began; despite a per-
centage increase here, our share
attractions; thiney w e u I a, line
Cuba's, attractions, provide an
* As 1j958.ecommences, the HAITI
SUN would like to ask its readers
to spend at least a part of their
Haitian Hospitaly Reception
Committee Opens Winter Season:
..Special Events Schedule
The first of the weekly series 'specialities will be offered. at each
of informal receptions for foreign
.'-;ito.s to Haiti will be. given on
Sunday, January 5th, from 4 to 6,
by the Haitian Hospitality Com-
mittee at the International Coun-
Guests of honor for the inaugu-
eal reception will be the Minister
of Tourism, the Presidents of the
Shopping Association, the Hotel
Association and of the lnternatio-
aal Club of 1Commerce and their
Hosted by M. et Mme.,.Jean Gar-
dire. and Al. et Mine, William
Vrooman, these receptions.are ex-
pect.ed to be very interesting antd
imn tually benefical both to the vi-
sitors and to to the Government
Officials and local businessman
and professional men who will he
assembled to meet them. It is to
bet-hoped that belier understand-
ing will result on both sides.
- The nrnfitc frnm the. 92 on-
reception, together with h o r s
d'oeuvres. There will be dancing
and door prizes for all.
The Jim order of business for of the Carabbean market unmis- year lakmng tourism.serious!y as a small number of large contrih
Haiti is most surely .that of find- takeably Awpped Jin 1956. The Natiomnal Asset, taking as their tions at this particular moment.
Jag our exactly, by impartial sur- trouble with the Truth is that so motto the old Sales Adage, .The Ten different Rhum Barbancou
siy, among past .customers, among few people are willing to face up Customer is Always Right'.
agents and anmonag prospective cus- to it. partirul-arly wven the Con- If the .entire business commuini-
temaers. exactly and precisely sequences need not be borne by ty would make a. New Year's Re-
where Haili stands in their minds. them alone; in this case, the en- solution to keep abreast ofI the, ,.
Then. and only then, can we pro- tire National "Economy suffers competition by rdqding and study- T-I.
teed to analyze tihe overall situa- heavily and will continue to suffer ing all bf the trade papers on the
tion and decide intelligently what heavily, as a result of the actions subject, within the Tourist= the' /"
steps to take to solve the internal of a few short-sighted and slf- Restaiurant and the Hotel fields, $ ."
problems which -are, at the bht- seeking individuals who, even if we shall come out of 19.58 a greatI ,
torn, responsible for our present they do recognir- the Truth, try deal better informed than we arer '
position. There is no possible way to distort it to serve their own now.
in which the truth can be evaded, purposes. It is perfectly a case of The SUN feeal- sure that we
disguised, distorted, or twisted, the Goose that laid the Golden shall also come out of 1958 a good iil 1 n2yj
without sufferening the eonsequen- Eggs. deal better organized than we are "
ces of further deterioration of the It would be possible to quote ?t at -present, once it becdmes c!ear
entire tourist picture. This is the great length, long and telling con- that the main strength of our cor-
real reason why, in earlier arti versations which we had with petition in Jamaica and in other ,
cles, the Sun has urged that, with. these Americans in Detroit, Mi- .J ai
in the Ministry of Tourism there i chigan. The only gleam of hope I (Continued on page 15) --"
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trance fee will go to the Hospita-
lity;'Conlmjittee General Fund to
defray operating expenses through-- _C L
out the season. .
The -Haiti Sun' urges its rea- .
ders to try to attend as many of
these affairs as possible and so to --
support the-fine work being done S-
by our Haitian Hospitality Corn-
mittee in making our visitors feel .
at home in our country. The Corn- \
mittee urgently needs funds with. '
which to proceed, and this seems t
to 'be a sensible Way to raise them, i
in the form of a large number of '
small contributions rather than a "
Ihe TAtost & "xiee ocioo
&4,ffacn ow Mews
%olookiuf the f3ay ,the entuoe Ci0y,
te Va o CanapVevt and tile
nk 3esi? ,re.$ 4 P/MN.PR1NC^
mUInEI4L.SAME MMNAUeMEN' AS HOTEL CHOUCOUN
I IT'S BAMBOCHE TIME!
= A NEW SHOW
H HOTEL RIVIERA'S
Bamboche Room )
Starring Haitian Songstress
S" (METSOU, "
.Every Night except Monday
bili iiiif & Pfaff I aiilila llain 1111 I6IillbaAI0lil^l I
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* Csfefe~h& /y 'R-corcfifonec[
*T W,1ulusf Ceq/sw *,
Iooa Icenfo I.
Claude Gentlil, tie VauxhaJl
man, is recovering from a bout
with the grippe which kept him
confined to bed several days this
past week, although it is said that
Claude used his mental telepathy
system daily while workmen rush
his remodelled showrooms, near
the Exposition City, to completion.
x x x
Richard Nazon, son of Engineer
and Mrs, Raoul Nazon, observed
his ninth birthday at the family
home ih, Petion-Ville, last Wednes
--was whirled backiiinTurgeal in
S"time to attend a party where she
,- -was introduced to the smart ,youn
I, with a gay party and all the
trimmings. Dick is a pupil at the
St. Louis de Gonzague institution.
Miss Yvette Horton, kindergar-
ten teacher of Kingston, Jamaica,
arrived last1 Sunday for a two
weeks vacation, on her first trip
to Haiti. She is being shown the
town a part of the gay Christmas
scene in Haiti. On her first day
she visited the Capital's principal
show places, dined on Christmas
day with friends in Martissant,
r' .AT -IAITI's S
SPECIAL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28th
The Cha-cha-chitos Lottery
Rich Prizes, Such as Swiss Watches
Dancing by Music of Joe Trouillot Orchestra
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31st
Big New Year's Eve Party With Fireworks Over The Sea
Cotillons Lottery Of Rich Prizes (Surprises)
The Cha-cha-chitos And The Casino Orchestra
With Joe Trouillot Surprises
JANUARY 1st and 2nd .'
Gala Evening And Big Ball
$ 1.00 Admission : -aturday, Dec. 28th and'January 2, 1958
$ 2.00-- Tuesday, Dec. 31st and January 1, 1958.
Mrs. and Mrs. Walter Kraus of.
New York are spending a week at
Hotel Oloffson. Mr. Kraus who is
on his fourth trip to Haiti came
for the first time back in 33. For
years he worked with A Movie
Production Company, later taking
up his present positiodi as'a.Pu-
blicist for the Leather Industries
Mrs. Monica Mosabey, noted mo"
delist, arrived here last Saturday
from New York, for two weeks va,
cation at the Oloffson. In her'pro
fession she covers Italy, Switzerl
and Germany, and is well-known
in Paris. Mrs. Mosabey declared
she is still mavelling at the talent
and wonderful creations t4 be
found in Haiti's Haute Couture,
and adores the dresses made for.
her by Mrs. Simone Mevs.
MTiss Mary Helen Fisher, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt A. Fisher
arrived home for the Christmas
holidays, last Fiday. Mary Helen,
an Honor-Roll student at the Aca
demy of Assomption in Miami.
will finish her last year of High
School this coming year.
CERCLE BELLEVUE ELECTS
Cercle Bellevue members recent
ly elected its new Executive
Committee, with the following re-
Attorney Georges 'N. Leger, Jr
1Mr. Camille Tesserot
Dr' Jean Bourand
Mr. Guy Matin
Mr. WUilliam Theard
Counsellors: Messieurs Albert
Roy and Anthony Drouin.
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(iSUNa Special Correspondent)
The pulse oi a nation's trade,
Calcutta port fascinates and dis-
[LUrbs one by its contrasts of
prosperity, its squalor, bustle and
gloom, picturesqueness and mono-
tony. Here one finds humanity in
a vortex, a multitude of faces pre-
senting a kaleidoscope of existen-
This impression is accentuated
by the ,Hooghly -which from a
placid stream is suddenly trans-
lormed into a commercial artery
billowing, as Lt were, with the
life and merchandise of a rich
Modern skyscrapers line the
cilt's waterhont and streamlined
%essels throng the docks, but ply-
ing to and fro are country-craft
which remin:lc one of the days of
of the Far East and South. East
Asia .visited India's many places
of Buddhist culture, heritage and
Everything about the city of
Calcutta, India's largest, is team-
ing with traffic, hawkers, bazars,
and people, especially people in
their varied traditional garb. ;But
the most nonchalant and carefree
of the populace is" without doubt
the sacred cow. The big 'white
beast (an odd few are brown) is
interesting' to watch; sleeping
on the clean pavement before, a
bank; eating hay at, a busy city
intersection; scratching hIer nose
on a:'shop show ease, or just
plodding across the 'highway qs
ui."ro-.vncd king of jay-walkeis
This visitor was highly delihlt-
c to find after a trip through a
busy bazar, a shopk6er pre-occu-
pied with.delivering the evening
Robert dive or Rannohuh Roy milk. -ere was one sacred cow
These boats and a fleet of stea- that contributed to the communi-
mers constitute thb ferry servi-ity. At another turn in the' road
ces. near the famous Howran bridge
where the cows were numerous, a'
s 'the hittle hips sail on the ^ ^^
s e ll ss s o t sidewalk vendor- was seen to level
shimmerin waters. the pas-en- a hefty blow at a big sacred cow
gers are exhilarated. The oarsman tat had jumped down .on his
shouts instructions -0o his coll6a- g nd part f his leg. The
ground and part 9f his leg. The
gue. The steam-launches chug and friendly'beast did not stir.
whir. A fisherman discusses the The noble beasts seem .human
morning's catch with a. .dhobi.; enough to 'have a superiority com-
a labourer explains a point to a plex and Uie'y excel in striking a
vegetable-vendor; office- workers ;nobbish pose in the evening traf-
have a heated argument among ic jam when th ey jog between
themselves. The gossip of men -ickshaw, bourrette, automobiles
and women is lost in the murmur vith. the nose of their hornless
of the wind vhite heads in the air. .
The country-boat has lyrical as- The visitor agrees' on leaving
sociations for the people of Ben- India thdt there is definitely some-I
gal's luxuriant delta..When sailing thiiig super-animal about these
on the *Hooghly., the Bengali :ows, to say nothing of the Bulls
perhaps-experiences an inner glow mind Calves. -
of happiness and is at once for- .
getful of the dreariness and an- "
xieties of life. And, as the sail
catches the wind' and the craft Aux Coa u
cuts across the undulating waters, )OsfflfJ.
hlie breaks into a carefree song. 8-um*'d
x x x
India last year. about equalled
Haiti's Tourist brop in the
60,000. Travel. people point- out
that the upsurge from 30,000 the
previous year was made possible
with the Buddhist world's observ-
ing the 25th centenary of Parinir-
vana of Bhagavan Buddha.
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THE FARMERS OF FERMATHE
(Continued from page 6)
worked. The farmers helped not backward farmers, changes in other areas, where the
only themselves but one another, If Fermathe is destined to be-natural- beauty of this Caribbeau
and this spirit was manifested be- come a model for other regions, as island cannot compensate for a
yond the confines of Fermathe it- the Haitian authorities hope, the life lived without hope.
self' Thus, when the hurricane next'few years should see similar UNITED NATIONS' REVIEW
Hazel struck the southern part of
Haiti in 1954, the Haitian Red
Cross received large quantities of
Vegetables for the victims from
the Fermathe farmers, who w.re BP 9
now able to make some contribu- IC I tw.
tfon toward relieving their compa- flla U J
triots' distress. SCOTCH WHISKY
Loans to these farmers could' ] i.9
never have produced such a result.
Peasants who have no specialized -
knowledge and are. heavily in debt \
can never hope to farm their plots W, The
scientifically and cannot therefore T helr i
.- ,,, *\\ wx~t. \\Celebration
do much to increase the resources ] cebtr ati
of the country as a whole. The re- .
markable Fermathe experiment ,
has cost the Haitian Credit Insti- ,
tute only some $40.per month, and '
the Directors of the Institute and
I feel that the repetition, of this
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l am Ti-Roro,. he said quietly
and with dignty. .I am best voo-
doo drummer in Haiti.. He squat-
ted before us, his drum propped
between his legs with its top al-
most under his chin, and began
to beat a skin pulled tight over
the large end of the drum. Using
nothing but his hands, he produc-
ed a variety of noises, from quiet,
nervous taps to hollow thumps and
staccato, rifle-like sounds. He used
fingers, nails, finger-joints, palm
of hand, flat of hand.
Then he laid the drum flat on
the 'ground, its skin toward us.
. Now he used even his feet and
toes, to accentuate, deaden or
change the sound. Rhythm chang-
ed, constantly.' We were never
Gene Krupa fans, but Ti-Roro
made us feel many emotions with
his voodoo drum.
Voodoo dancing and religious
ceremonies are still practiced eve-
rywhere but in the big cities. Ho-
wever, it is virtually impossible
for an outsider to witness the real
The tourist can get an idea of
what voodo is by attending Satur-
day night ceremonies arranged in
Port-au-Prince by tourist guides.
Cost is about $ 5 per person to see
it. We're told it's worth seeing,
although we weren't in town'- on
Kenscoff is a little town in the
mountains overlooking Port Au-
Prince, where it's always cool. The
good tarvia road to it leads past
many lovely houses ow the hillsides
Red poinsettias along the road
make trees seem aflame, and one
wants to pick armloads until he
from page 4)
de Fleurs, which-entertains guests
and exports flowers and bulbs to
the United States. A fragrant per
fume is made here, and sold only
to, guests. Even with temperature
at 75 in Port-Au-Prince we almost
wished they'd light the mahogany
wood piled in the fireplace here.
Kenscoff Market is located in
an unlikely place, on the side of
a hill, with rocks sticking up all
over. Mrs. A. M.. Armand, of Magic
Island Tours, explained to us that
the market is here because rain
won't flood it, and rocks are eas-
ier to walk on than clay in wet
weather. We watched the rough,
cracked feet of toil-weary far-
mers walk surely up the hill with
30-pound burdens on their heads.
We posed for a photo with a bor-
rowed basket on our head, but
couldn't get the hang of carrying
without a hand up to balance the
bundle. Hurt our ,neck too,
A this market, are gathered hun
dreds of people to buy necessities
from the modest Ishopsm set up
on the ground. A box of indigo
uesd for dyeing clothes stands out
among the drab little piles of sup
plies in front of one merchant.
Shirts made from flour and pota-
to sacks are spread out on the
SValuep df all the gnnds in tho
market 'probably wouldn't e x-
ceed $100, but thousands of far THE MON MARKET
mers buy from it. They walk
along the roads, bundle, basket Entrance to the public market
in Port-Au-Prnce "is made throu
or tin can loaded with trading ma- I
trials ontheir heads, traveling gh majestic arches whose towers
many miles, often up steep hills reflect the Moroccan influence
to get there, sometimes sleeping in" this civilization. One can buy
overnight along the road. ThE everything from leather sandals,
more prosperous lead a burro at 50 cents the pair, to Colgate
more prosperous lead a burroI tooth paste. M-en pass down the
loaded down with two bulgingtth pate Men pass down the
baskets, one tied on each side. aisles with enough pots and pans
Had f tk.- i-- _3 -_ _
gesturing happily to each other
as they jounce along like a mo-
bile burro-back sewing circle.
The gourde is thle monetary unit in
Haiti. It is worth 20 cents. Ame
rican money is accepted all over
the country. A small business-
man of no more than six years,
sitting in front of the. market,
gravely changed a dollar into
five gourdes for us, polite but
not daring to smile.
Sisal grows along the road,
looking like huge pineapple tops.
It is processed and hung on long
fences to dry white in the sun,
preparatory to being made into
bailing rope we found on a "si-
sal-factory inspection trip.
-On' this trip one also visits a
rum' factory to sample its pro-
ducts Barbancourt rum, said
to be the finest in the world.
Women in streambeds below the
road, bend to the task of wash-
ing clothes, drying them on
banks covered with, pineapple
plants and palm trees.
In the country, people bur,
their dead above-ground in ceme
teries so as to be nearer them,
we learned. Small cabins anid
village line the roads, telling
one at a glance the story of ria-
ny lives, for there isn't much pri
vacy there. Little children run
naked all the day and seem the
healtheir certainly the hap-
pier for it.
own Port-Au-Prince have exam
pies of unusual religious art
Almost entire inside fronts ol
both churches are covered with
gaily-colored murals any. student
of the Bible would find most in
teresting. It seems to add a
touch of modernity and bright-
ness... At Fisher's curio shop
one can buy mahogany and
learn about voodoo from scho-
larly Owner Fisher.-. At the Ca
sino one can gamble at a variety
of games, while others dance
outdoors nearby with palm trees
oyerhead... one always hears mu
sic in Haiti, from Latin Ameri-
can rhythms and meringue, a cat
chy dance, to U.S. jazz... Just off
Harry S. Truman boulevard, a
modern divided highway lined
with palm trees along the ocean,
is a cockfight pit.., many very
old French-architecture build-
ings.. Haiti is combination of
primitive and modern. They cul
tivate by hand, pulling wooden
plow on hillsides just. outside
Port-Au-Prince. Yet they have
several radio stations, and several
dailies news papers in Port-au-
We didn't get to see one of
the outstanding attractions of
Haiti because our time was bud
geted. All visitors should see it,
and we hope to get back soon
for this reason. It's the Citadel-
le, a fort atop a mountain a
day's auto trip or an hour's air-
plane ride from Port-Au-Prince.
i Called the Eighth Wonder of
the World, this fort housed 10,
000 men during Haiti's fight for
independence. It is perched gran
dly on top of a high mountain,
whose access path is so steep
that one can hardly walk up it.
How the huge blocks of stone
used in building the fort were
ever brought up the mountain
is a mystery. It is larger than
the Pyramids of Egypt.
realizes they'd cue at once. Often the burro is almost hid- isu pple nea a Dacks to K ceremonies are i seen uy muab
Charming tiny hotel perchbd on den from view by the load he crmne rn euU
A charming tiny hotel perched on den from view by the load he supply Kresge's for a week. A plane goes to the Fort city 'tourists, there is a spell about
a promontory overlooking Port- carries. Other capsulized impressions daily now, Felix JeJean of Ci- the place. It urges one to return
Au-Prince and surrounded. by 'Groups of women ride double- Iof Haiti. .'..Both Catholic and tadelle ToUrs, told us. On Sun-, That means it's good tor toti-
e o Protestant, churches in downt, day thetre'll be a return trip sa- rism, magic or no.
acres of 'flowers is the Chatelet file along the road, talking and
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NDAY DECEMBER 29th.L l "
me day. It's an overnight prol
sition now, with price for; e,.u,
trip$49.50 a person per couple
in summer, $55 in winter jr
road from Port-Au-Prince to Canp,?
Haitien will be paved this year.*
A new road from Palace of Sas :-
Souci, where the burro path to'
the Fort begins, will allow tbbs.!
who prefer jeeps over burros to.:
ride also. .
The Haitian Exposition of 1949
showed this island what tourism
can mean And numbers of visi- '
tors have- been increasing since :1
then' In 1952, 20,000 tourists vi
sited the island. By the end of
1953, some 34,000, representing
.a 70 percent increase, had seep
Haiti. Over 50,000 tourists are
expected during thle Independen
ce celebration this year. '
During the. celebration Ame-
rican visitors will rediscover
facts from schoolday history
books. Names like Tous'saint
L'Ouverture, Dessalines, Petion
and Christophe will come alive
again when statues are unveiled
to these independence heroes
early this year. *
Many tourists will recall that
Haiti was the first country in.
the New World to follow the
United States in gaining inde-
pendance. Some will deduce
that had it not been for the de-.,
i termined effort of dusky Hai.
tians to throw off the yoke of
French domination, the U.S. its.,
eli might have been invaded ,
And probably the Louisiana Pur
chase would not have been pos-.
sible. Haitians destroyed Napo-.
leon's dream of further conquest
in the New World.
Those who visit Haiti won'tbe
sorry. Although the true voodoo
and its attendant #black magical
.SUNDAY DECEMBER 29th. 195
From a three-plane airline in
haiti, to an international airline
with a fleet of 1S93 planes operat-
ing half way round the world is
abig jump, but James 0. Plinton,
Executive Assistant, Trans World
Airlines, made it.
At 43,he has wounded and ope-
rated Lwo airlines, the first dry-
cleani .g and laundry cstia'bltsn-
ments. in Haiti, has beach a ground
and fl'ghlt instructor tor the U. S.
,Air Force; and still holds a United
States commercial pilots license.'
By Virtue of his own aviation
and private business background,
plus a lot of drive, Plinton has a!.
ready seen his job with TWA ex-
phnd from Executive Assistant to
the Industrial Relations Director
S16t where he is, in effect, liason
representative for TWA President
Carter L. Burgess. This has all
happened in the four months sin-
ce joining the airline in' August,
Today, his duties are myriad and
his contacts many. His day usually
begins and ends with a conferen-
re with *The Boss. Action assign-
ments are, given which may invol-
ve him in meetings with every
major department head at the
'company's home office at 380 Ma
dison Avenue, New York. When
the President is out on quick fre-
quent inspection trips of the' air
line, Plinton attends the daily
staff meeting at 8:45 a.m., takes
down pertinent information on thi
airlines operationt and relays it tc
His last chore of the day; usual
ly long after the offices hav
closed, finds him closeted wit]
the President to present report
and mail which have been assign
ed him to handle with other de
With his aviation background:
.it is natural that Plinton is inter
ested in the many suggestion
that are referred to the Presider
from hundreds of employees o
all departments. One of his prir
cipal duties is to screen the ,d(
apartment recommendations wit
particular attention to those which
.have turned down a suggestion
The President has a positive a2
: proach to these suggestions, ar
: any ones that been turned dow
.are closely scrutinized as to re
j' Plinton also carries on his sha
.of Sales and Public Relations
signments. A busy week mnig
find him at a convention in Phi
Sdelphia or Detroit. Weekends a
nights, he may address Rota;
church &r civic groups near 1
home community of Westfie
new Jersey, or elsewhere on t
Like every member of the TV
team, Jim does his share of dir
selling to his friends and asqua
tances. A super-salesman, -
once made believers of friei
Swho said he couldn't start a lat
i dry in Haiti, but did, and mi
t ip Pay Plinton has found s
;. ing TWA more to his liking.
'' ,With our flights of new
a HAITI-SUN m
ER VES AS up artist and beautician, while
~V T A S the inimitable Lavinia Williams,
AAL LIAISON teacher of the dance, grace and
charm, was the Emcee.
stream airplanes ranging half way Tm, w st is E E c
Tom Deii 1s El Ranchios dy-
round the globe and the frequency nm ic iaER
I namic Manager.
of our first class and tourist i ______________________
lightss criss- crossing tlie U.S., !
there no limit to where a sales- THE BIGGEST PARTY OF
man can go.. he says. THE YEAR
And if past performance is )ny
indication, Plinton has found p!a
2es to go. Of his new job and as-
sociations, he comments only that
-it takes digging with every ounce
of physical and mental energy,
)it is paying gack in diamonds:s.
. Working with the executive
Steam of an airline like TWIA, with
;ts routes stretching across the
United States and on into Europe,
Africa and Asia is a reward in it-
self', according to Plinton.
((NIGHT OF LOVELLINESSa
AT HOTEL EL RANCHO
El Rancho, Albert Silvera's
luxury hotel at Petion-Ville, was
the Arabian Nights setting Fri-
day evening of one of the best
. organized fashion shows to be
presented here in many moons.
Sthe 4mannequinsD were the lo-
SFittingly called (Night of Love
linss, fh th hnuw cnnsisted of
more than thirty exclu,
tions of the most repu
shops of the Capital.
sented a minimum of
The models and
re as follow:
In something less than 60 hours
the biggest party of the year
v.ill be under way! If it begins
at your house before moving off
t) the club, or stays there all
night, you had best go right now
o !the bar* and see that you're
-upplied with everything your
guests might want. You've only
two days to catch up on any mis
sing supplies, or add a few new
ones to liven the party.
Stop in La Belle Creole where
you'll find ,a wide, wide selec-
tion one entire wall shelved
and stocked for your convenien-
ce. Each bottle is there for you
to inspect and right under it :is
the amazingly low price. And
the variety is such that you'll
find everything you'll need in
just one trip! First off there are
the famous Rhumins of Haiti, Bar
bancourt in one, three onlyy
$1.00), and five star bottles.
,These are novelty bottles which
might be just the things for a
. .nVW I an ^ r 'c 'V.' J_- f_- -u -
.......- -.New Year's Lv'-" party, so see pie
sive crea- especially the ,Sempd Armagnac for
ted dress in the large musgateer bottle Cc
Each pre- with all glass head, (priced $8.- se:
five crea- 50)... of the Cherry Brandy by _
Cazanove that's bottled in a mot
gners we- tloiWd hbln u ig nnther omnA
S Mrs. Fred Woolley (Simone
id Mevs, designer) presented some
In ve'y original creations including
?I- cGRACE*:- Bathing suit and
beach coat in sky blue sateen,
modelled by Miss Lehrpan.
'<,GIFT OF ROSES,):- Pedal
Pushers and Spqrts Shirt and
Wrap-around Skirt in turquoise
poplin cloth eating pink em-
"RELAXED BEAUTY,;:- Sac
Dress en gray poplin with gray
hs JOY. : Red Dress in cotton-
Id, faille with large white embroi
VA Dress in white duchess satin -
ect sensational shouldered dress
in- with large 4&pouffei in the back.
'ho The'hundreds of charmed spec-
nds tat'ors literally acclaimed t h i s
iun- really a ,Night of Lovelinessp.
ide Accessories for the gowns mo
ell. deled were provided by La Bel-
le Creole stores.
ret- Miss Paule Duncan was make'
Armagnac that comes in a squa-
e bottle i encased in a black
straw box that makes it look
ike an old lantern, or that
wonderful liqueur Cherry Her-
-ing in the famous Danish blue
and white bottle that shows the
Frederiksborg Castle. This is a
particularly good party idea sin-
ce you'll have the attractive bot-
tle around for many, many mo-
re New, Year's Eve gatherings as
a reminder of the fun you had
in 1957. There's Grande Arma-
gnac, Vodka, Kitsch, Sabazia
Grande Creme in a long thin bot
tle, Anisette, Apricot, Creme de
Menthe, Drambouie, and Bene-
dictine. Courvoisier comes in ei-
ther a $4.00 or $6'50 size .. and
the hit bottle of the evening
house an Armagnac. It's a huge
white baby bottle with bright
yellow nipple-top and all along
the bottle sides are different de
grees of drinking standards.
This at $3.95 is a sure fire party
So you see, there's everyth-
ing you'll need for a rousing
party, and more than you can
have if you're a tourist. But re-
sident or tourist, you can make
one shopping trip and that Will
be it. Incidentally for the tou-
rist there is the very handy card
board bottle carrying case... its
flat and designed like a suitcase
with a small handle. It's just $.50
and well worth it for it holds
your allotted five -bottles and
keeps them separated with card
Make La Belle Creole your
<,bar headquarters. this year,
and do it soon. See that the
door's open, the lid's off... in a
welcome to 1958!
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new additions to the Club Interna- rold and his wife Beatrice arc a white sateen, and a snug black sa-
^k-. "" tional de Commerce. The club's I brilliant team which directs the teen skirt. Denise is wearing a
weekly Wednesday Luncheon was Lincoln" Farm Work Camp at Ros new hair style with bangs, and
*1 Lk- suspended for two weeks on ac- coe, N.Y. her skin reflects the cool 'frai-
.. .L. "f. 7 q.: .-.... nI cheur' of the Northerners.
Lovely Bostonian, Denise Luc
ky is vacationing in Haiti, and
has been joined by her not less
lovelier compatriot, B re n d a
(eLynv) Lynch also of Boston,
who arrived this week.
The visitors are being piloted
through the realm of Haitian
hospitality and gay times by Ro
bert Tippenhauer, studying Fi-
nance Technique in Boston, and
local emcee Yves Kernizan.
Dr. Joseph Cramer, noted New
York Psychiatrist and old friend
of Haiti arrived with a party of
eight, last Monday, for two
weeks in the sunshine and war-
mth of Haiti. His party includes
Mrs. Cramer, daughters Marcia
and Carol, the Dr. Howard Sch-
lossman family from Tcnafly,
New Jersey. Dr. Schlossman, al
so a Psychiatrist, and college
of Dr. Cramer's is accompanied
by his wife and children Dora-
lynn and Paul. The party are
guests at Hotel Oloffson.
Famous bridge champion Wal
demar Von Zedtwits is spending
several weeks vacation in Haiti.
He will be remembered by old.
times as the partner of the in-
ternationally aclarmed Ely Cul-
bertson when they mowed down a
famed English team in a tourna-
ment in Britain.
Mrs. Chloe Fox and her son
Jay, 13, arrived Monday, to gat
her material on Haiti for her
program over the Broadcasting
Foundation of America 'which
ties in more than 70'U.S. radio
stations. Miss Joan Walker, Ad
vertising executive, accompanied
Mrs. Fox, Executive Director
of the BFA, a non-profitable, pri
vate, educational and cultural or
ganization, was greeted at the
Airport here by an official of
the National Tourist Office.
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GOES HOME AFTER 2 DAYS
TO RETURN IN WEEK
The Honorable B. George Ei-
son, Colonel on the staff of the
Governor of Kentucky, arrived
Tuesday for a brief visit here.
He was accompanied by his char
ming wife. President of the Ea-
ton Oil Works, Inc., of Coving-
toni, Kentucky, Colonel Eison is
also a member of the Honora-
ble Order of Kentucky Colonels.
The Colonel and Mrs. Eison left
on schedule Thursday, but an-
nounced their return for the co
Famous artists Merle Bassett
and Robert 0. Yemne, fashion
illustrators from New-York City
arrived Thursday. They ire
guests at the Hotel Oloffson
Isidore Eisenfield, Curacao ho
tel owner is visiting here with
the Kurt Fishers. Mr. Eisenfeld
is brother-in-law of 'Mr. Fuhr-
mann, partner in the Spritzer &
Fuhrmnann Department store,
one of the largest in the Dutch
West Indies Capital city.
The Christmas Party for the
young Petion-Ville vagabonds, off
ered by several Charitable-spirit
ed citizens, was a whopping,
success, Tuesday evening, at Rue
But aPere Noel, had to be trans
formed into -Pere Fouettard, to
persuade the ,merrymakers, to
terminate the bamboche, the spon
Henri Borno was sick in bed
with a bad cold. Too bad for
Dr. Raymond .Alvarez-Silva, Edi-
tor of ,Heraldo de Haiti* and of
sHeraldo Internacional spent the
Christmas here among his nume-
rous friends who laid out the red
sAgence Fron-Lif, of Rue du
Quai and A. de Matteis & Co. are
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resort areas, lies in their organi-
Once we in Haiti are well-in-
formed about all phases of tou-
rism, organization will come natu-
rally to us and we shall no longer
waste precious force, intelligence
and emotion in trying to ,buy
business, in trying to kill, our
competitors, in trying to aforceo
American visitors into a pattern
of living alien to their wishes, for
our own individual profit. Those
of us who arc not willing to enter
into realistic competition, on the
basis of quality and price, but
prefer to compete politically, or
by using undcrhaudd sales me-
thods, will eventually be ouLt of
business; but at least they will
not have the power to put us all
out of business when they go
The year 1958 can be the com-
mencement of a new era of pros-
perity in this most important field;
it is important to realize that if it
does not work out that way, we
shall be unable to place the blame
anywhere but upon ourselves, un-
less we want to blame other Carib-
bean countries for being more in-
telligent than we are; and this is
hardly an edible potion to take.
Let us all resolve to forget the
past, mark 1957 off to experience,
and commence again on a new and
happier basis. We can do wonders
F we :er-aiber tie game of
Truth or Consequences.
cUonUt L fte x-uliUuc haoan, to
be resumed again in January,
Mr. and Mrs. John Barringer, of
the American Embassy, reported
ly had on of the nicest Christ
mas parties of the Season, combine
ing all the artifices of St. Nicho
as with the charm of the loca
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Loren
from New York are spending a
vacation here at Hotel Plaza. Ha
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Mrs. Alice Wiener, mother of iShe will accompany her pa-
the well-known hotel team of Ho- rents, Ambassador and Mrs. Raoul
tel Villa Creole, returned this
week from an extended EuropeanRouzier, when they leave this
vacation week to take up their post in Mon
vacation. rovia, Liberia.
n Denise Rouzier, back in town
i for Christmas, from nearly a year .Miss Marie-Jose Gentil, breezed
i in the big town, was drawing into town last Saturday, from se-
omments of admiration in the veral months abroad. The popular
Cite de l'Exposition, Thursday young member of ort-au-Prlncien
3 morning when she appeared in a 'society was warmly welcomed
a --hic specially designed version of back to the local scene where she
- the feminine guayavera in snow- had been greatly missed.
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