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OCTOBER DECEMBER, 1945
Olc1e 15c.
OUTLOOK
; CA quarterly c-Mal : azine published by
THE ST. JOHN'S LITERARY SOCIETY
Belize, British Honduras.
-: ARTICLES OF LOCAL INTEREST :The Public Assembly Statistics of British Honduras 2
A Christmas Message By the President 4
The Spirit of Christmas By Alfred J. Francisco 5 Bondsmen of the Liquid King By A. S. Grant 7
Archives of The S. J. L. S. 8
Why I Joind The S.J.L.S. By Anthony Mahle8r 9 Christmas Presents By Clive E. Gille'tt 10
The Power of ThI Press By Leigh R/ardson 11 A Christmas Wedding By Phili Phumbles 13
Recipe For Greatness y H. E. CCain 9
Education For Life By J. L. Blackett 21
The School Teacher By Bishop Hughes 24
The Child And His Training By Bishop Hughes 25 Sausage Drive By Theodore E. Aguilar 26
Skies By Branston Clarke Jr. 27
1t Year of Publication




The S.J.S.
Op-OP ERA I2
The Pen ismighter tha4eS od,.
J. L. Blackett, F. R. S. A., L. C. P., M\. R. S. T
N. A. Lainfiesta VTice-President
E. 1) Eusey Secretary
P.S$ W. GcoIdson Literary Adviser
H. E~. C. Cain Special Correspondete
THE OUTLOOK
Editor:
P1. S. W. Goldson
Associate Editors:
H. E. C. CainL..A.Richardson
J. L. Blackett _AL'ifet
Address correspondence toi: The Editor The Outlook, P. 0. Box 92, Belize, B3. H{. Allartices, stories poerns etc, appearing in Trhe Outlook can be copied only by arrangement with the Editors.
Anulsbcito 50c. Belize,
55:, Outside Belize.
VO.NO 4




THFm OUTLOOK
The Public Assembly
'T HE Baymen left to British Honduras a tradition of self governIment by public assembly. Previous to and for many years following the Battle of St. George's Caye, the settlers legislated for themselves through public meetings. Later, on when Superintendents were regularly sent fr Britian the public assembly was still an active part of the government of the settlement.
In the later half of the last century, however, the public assembly gradually lost its effectiveness. First the power to legislate was taken from the settlers. Then the right to originate motions in public meetings was withdrawn, and finally the public meeting itself was discontinted. This state of affairs was due mainly to the people and their leaders. Afer the Battle of St. George's Caye, the settlers, free from outside attacks, were able to concentrate on building up the prosperity of the setteirent. There was a profitable export trade in logwood and mlahogany,
ad an import tra was carried on~by merchants. It was during is era Of Prosper rity that our forefathers gave away their birthright. Thle Magisates became indifferent to their public duties; and the people following tir example became careless about public meetings.
The public assembly eventually gave way to a House of Assembly composed of the Magistrates. Thus this country had the opportunity to create a cstitution which would have preceded that of Jamaica by some three quarters of a century. But the people did not seize the opportunity.
they preferred the comparative ease of being governed to the responsibil';iLgova, in -themselves. They clamoured instead for the status of a Crown Colov, and after listening to their appeals for more t'an a decade, Her Maj estv the Queen acceded to their request. Nowhere has it bee more clearillustrated than in British Honduras that the people of a country get the kind of government they deserve.
But British Hounuras is getti another hance today. The addition of two more unofficials to the Legislatue is a definite step towards a' truly representative Council. A great deal depends on the ten unofficial members ofthe present council.
When the Magistrates were strong and conscientious leaders the people shoved a constructive attitude towards public affairs, but later when tiey became indolent and indifferent, the people followed their example. Our present leaders must therefore set a standard for ne But to do so they must form a united and effective body. There is need for an association of unofficial members of the Legislative Council. The members of this association could, after they have agreed on the course British Hon clris should take towardq national prosperity, revive the pblic assen-




2 THE PUBLIC ASSEMBLY
bly throughout the Colony. By this means the people couId be kept informed of national progress and educated as to their responsibility. These meetings should not be called only to discussintroduction of a new Bill into the Legislature; the association should have a definite programme and a series of meetings called each year, to promote discussions on such vital topics as Agriculture, Education, and Fe deaticn.
In short, our leaders should strive to- eradicate from our minds the idea of depending solely on outside assistance for our prosperity
Statistics Of British Honduras
F IVE great needs block our agri- besides strength, must posses initi
cultural economy: funds, manu ative, vision, regard ior me~d nd
power, aptitude, consumption, observation, and must endue backinstruction, breakiing toil. British Hoda
The normal expenditure from farmers possess only strength
1919 to 1944 totalled $456224 Or Thelack of skilled farmrs and r.5 per cent of the entire twenty- local food forces us to depend on five year national expenditure, an imported foodstuffs. yearly average of eighteen thousand Therefore, instruction that entails re-education and progr ssive cultiM anpower is a tremendous prob- nation is agriculture biggest posteum: with our primitive farming we war headace: the task will be to need many more than the 1835 tai eno e a fame, dis1obtain enough': teal ifarmers dispeople who made up our 1943 farm cover the id al crops for the differpopulation and much more land en tFils. induce farmers to follow
than the 28216 cropped acres of prescribed methods of streamlined 1943. cultivation, assist them to procure
63390 people live in British Hon- proper impletrients and ensure produras, and at least 45000 of them, fitble consumption. In brie f, seeking comparative financial se- ~enough money wiil have toT be pro curity and conversant with the tra- -v~ ided somehow for the conducting gedy of our peasant farmers, will of surveys and questionnaires to never till one square foot of soil. discover real farmers, to provide
Along with the question of man- real tools, and real markets, ai f for power, the aptitudes of our farmers providing adequate instruction and must be ascertained. Real farmers, experimentation.




- STATISTICS
On looking back to 1043, thlis is wha1"t we findi:19o43 6o-,ooo Pop. 196'-5 90i00o Pop.
Commnodity Lb. Imported Cost Con' umlptjil Total
pet capita lb). in Lb.
fl3utter 84616 $263,26.00 .6144000
Butter Subsituite 7[ 'i(88o o 3060 3 2 288000
Cheese 53788 1i7C923QQ-O 8oo
Rice -160256 982. 00 28.2 2580
Flour 90506-2 295269.0 (0 15 2. 2 13 780
Beans-Peas 995 28 82431 .00 10.0 1. 44000
1Fa rinace ous
preparations 12,'06 1371.0 2 '5 225 00
L~ard and loos i.89100
Bed tt t 11 50d X00 .9 181 200
Beef1168 180.o 2.2) 90001
-~milk 107 2 224967.00 67 2z403000)(
Oni6i-' 2002,56 14858.00 3.3 27000(
Potatoes 3176 16828".00 5 2 18o0o
Thggs ("o of egs 1788 46.052 22500
Co0712 26001o'j 1017000o
Milk Powdler 3850 208.0 .6 54000)
Pil aing pjrices even down 1 to their Also nieedled ini th~e post-war drive pre-wa leveswe'll still have to are more and better road,,, hirefind -more than a million dollars a purchase scl-emes of supplying imiyear abot 1965 or tighten our belts. plemenits and parcellingf~ and, and
To ceat a stal economy an agricultural classes~ in theoryv anrd
-exhatisti ve survey Shoul be devised prcticedesigned fo teeni-agers anid to reveal how manym fres- we establised in ru~ral area.. haveand how good 11y re ow Meanwhile we shall grumnble on
much good ground they have and w ith one.-si;xthj of our yocu Ied arwliat they can plant there. belandI nsed, one of every five- per
Oneor- farmers really start-' sonls onl the hand. imported( feoo& Producing they will demni-d good stuffs topng lemiio-ola prices and s ure profits. If we can-. mark and~ ouir ex-'port products lhagniot pay them, gove(rniment may ging around a hundl(red thousand have to step in and subsidize pr ices. dlo~ars.
(Fact s and figures fromt Agicultural Dept. Re-ports. 1942 and 193:




A CVI rir4mas ffirtirialy
By thL (P -Cs-ident IN
A 11 qll.- peacehil shepherds of the plains Von saw an(] so you know:
'All But, shepherds, we who have not see"
Wunt doxii to Bethlehem too.
We (lid not take the road you trod
11 ud stip we Mud 11inn Son of God.
Will Allcn Dromr1oolp.,
Wbrbtmas speaks of love aKd l4aw: it is a good thing V;I at least once a year to travel back to the Bethlehem of the butuble shepherd( s to hear the alyeN Ylging out the
niessage ofSalvation an(I A(loration. 12,
Christmas reniiinh us of the Ljoty of the commonplace V.,
anc unites us \\ith 11 ,a ven. God's rich(st Mussings 10
givento Lheyms nfmenaHdthcir Ashn is enlightened. I
They leadvlwo
meet tht dammAs of a ue" age, Their evur, thought, feet Wg and reacth"i rchucts t1w transhmAug power of love,
peace and harmony.
Christmas is a time of renewing. Ilan c ni entei the
Imly (A hoHes anti Armv strength to bb no" Mks in P Ns
tractcd world, lie con fil"I there the 411 of Wl pqparqI;
!o give ldm grace, power and Invc. Alan can leave tht who oil chandwis of pomcr and ennsecrathm t" whudd An& hoin" O' ,
Find IMItilatud chk 10 nVTe (OW and (his to AMtered Iniuds: tf) giv (- Icjl nl !n -ll llc Ind to)
defend the undo prIvAqW, nay n"nc. A) touch the hearts WEN of the many MY) accept lo" mnahhom of livin,-,, inateiiall v 'IPA
and spiriWally, hyeauso I-Ny nn mmy hatunate.
kil well-Intalling p ','plc 111114 this (al exarril c themselves to find out how much Chii -tiu n if t s
It Wl i (s i g
means to them.
Chrismas is qtill tll(" fe4itaf of the,, hoine %% ilb its
Privies and sacicd respous&&M, WON AS stands condemned foi hailing tn rotnhi the Avid picture of the Hot Amily and handing ON pirtnre do"m to the generaHI nA 1A lid' Irave o)me a4er and to fM]Igtn WWI In hu- q
guige and rxamoe df disjQint- olf-ieveieuc( :, i d (J icc
With tho end of \%ai, anotl er Cluisiri, s con es tf
remind 11n,11 of tht-ir sacred oldi Itiov to di zchar ) -, fnllv and effectively the comdmi of uRir n tiounl affol"s in ill jArit of love and Muo InemT hich 5Y revKdod to mai,
I)v C")d t




OUTLOOK
What place is made fo), the Christ The Spirit
Child on the c(lebnition, of'his birth? of Christmas
Ty CAI(red J, Fiancisco
Alfred J. Frailci co is L, Fi-f CLISS HE Spirit of Christillas enT liveiis the whole being. It T( ,ich(r nt Weslev -chool Belize.
quickens the step. It bril-litens the face. There is varnishing of chairs, and harigirig of piltilies,
(Justing of carpets aud of atter,
7 courtiels ill idance.
curtaills. The aroma of ham, tur- That poor little Babe N
ke -, cake and wine floods, the \%ll0le I)o(lv noticed collie- to lis ill Ilis helplcslle s ifll clillgilig
Ili the street bands of roarij), t,,qij,- Himself utterlV to 11S.
singers stra-gle \%ith guitars and Flumble she Leids, gentiles,
accordions, wilile croN ded ti ticks of -l siml P illa-e ulaidell
carolling I)OVS alld "iTIS Sl)('( d 111) N -de saint's, a
a i i ol an honest carpeiiter, these and dfm 11 stoppi 11", ll(-IC alld tl)erc
for a carol or two. Tn halls aloiic hailed His bilth.
Lr ( 'hi-ist wishes us to celebrate Lis
carefree cotiple,; "'to birth with festivals and -, ,ifts- It
V Ch i i, qS liloriliIII-1
o, was a .ift that began it. Utit (10
This is the Chri ,tnias -ceiie. f i Christ ill otir
we keep a p!aceBut Ahat plwe i uiaflc for the at Ke
Ch I istilms scell(I Call it be th,
Christ Child ill tile co luhratioji of fl,, iniike per we are relcmitill"
his birth -His Co'llill. w2sa tl- Christ to the stable?
mendous simplicitv--His ol)scure There i", a waN, of gi ,irg J, tls
parenta-e, hnw % oiiderfiill suited -oily I- life is
( 11 place, Tf SOC
fo- the life aild lliis ioll ()f fte ,
%diOlesOlIle, 011(l collsidelate fol Lis L -)Tld's Redecinet. lk( ; if oul: JN-iii- is ill Hi,
There was no room-, for Kim. It if illcl'ildes t 11 o s c to
was nobody's fault. knew wholl, Ollm iot pi% e Imf for
who was coliniii, except thc '1 (1, cl T i N I T Bis sidk, tl c
crowd loo ,ifll down from tll U11- tile Jollel\- if ,%e. v,,elcome challcc'; seen world wlmice lie carne. to bring cll(.Cr: if Nve Clo ill till';,
Marv arld Joseph were alad to tlicil, we place Him ill the illidst.
take refuge at lo 4 in oj e of tlie If otir children I ale rellilljoled t1j,"t riLitural ca\-es wh(re c ittlc wcre at-thi- tiiiie -A-care tjoicincl itl tl c bedded. Did (- -er haf)('enter 0J, a i o ti r 7 s 1, i i I i a i i d r (,,j i i c I I I L ( r
ill lo -Jicr al d jestts ill their Jvin- all(] their joys,
llot Inve Tlim the illotefol it. Soinc- then, xc aie 1)riii,iij-1 tl1k, lillist ho" it \muld h,-Ne ularied fli(, pic- Cliild iiito [lie C(-lltr(1 Of our chl -tt1j,-(2 if lie 11:,,(l J)eell I)(,ill ill 'I j),,jj:lCe Scelle.
wit, I pr; ltces, es t -) ,vait oil 11111) o 11 (1 1 ti Dicl ell Ch I it m a s. C-, rol ol(l




6 THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Scrooge asks, What's Christmas? shut up hearts freely: I believe it He thought of it only as a time for has done fie good and will do me paying bills and asa time for finding good; and I say God bless it." himself a year older, and he could When the Christmas spirit captursee no reason for keeping the day. ed the miserly heart of Scrooge, he His nephew, who came to wish him resolved to "honour Christmas in a merry Christmas had very dif- his heart and try and try to keep it ferent thoughts about it: all the year.."
"I have always thought of Christ- Wecannot really enjoy Christmas time when it has come round- mas until we too make a-place for apart from the veneration due to the Christ Child The world will its sacred name and origin, if any- get only a secondaryand transitory thing belonging to it can be apart joy from His coming until it refrom that-as a good time; a kind joices in Him as its Saviout. Our forgiving, charitable time; the only songs and carols must contain as time I know of in the long calendar their central chord: Unto us is of the year when men and women born a Saviour xho is Christ the seem by one consent to open their Lord.
Life As You Please
If Life is a Challenge, choose it
If Life is a Chance take it.
If Life is an Opportunity, -seize it.
If Life is a Battle, wage it.
If Life is a Song, sing it.
If Life is a Joy-bell, ring it.
If Life is a Promise, test it.
If Life is a Drama, act it.
If Life is an Adventure, risk it.
If Life is a Rack s JN
If Life is a Contest, wjn it.
If Life is a Hope, dare it.
Contributed by Miss D. M. Tan.mins
IF one ignores the law of proportion and gives too great a power to
anything, too large a sail to a vessel, too much foodto the body everything is shipwrecked; the excess breaks out in tl:e one case in disease, and in the other in injustice, the child of pride.




T HE OUTLOOK
Bondsmen Of The Liquid King
1B CA. S. Grant
Y( OU never can prove to my skeptical mind That spirits there are which have power sublime;
That floating aronoud they can help or destroy The things which are made by material and time." Retorted a drunkard in argument once.
Then like fluent Mark Anthony fighting the false, The Churchman defended the creed he held dear; But seeing a tumber, he slipped as he said, "These spirits I speak of, can go anywheie,Even into this glass that before us we see.'
"Ai"h-h I No I concede that ~yfir version is true,For oft have I seen many a glass to its brim Whi.th that "spiit" of power-sweet H 2 0 Plus, And before it a guy with a talkative whiml" Agreed the old drunkard in triumph and jest.
"That juice of the cane bringing joy to the heat, 'Alohne is the spirit that veso for aye. When from Starboaid to Port sonold guy staggers on, ike a "ind jaminmer tacking with little headway, I sw he has a sul (or the spirit) alright."
How niy a spirit that drink does containThe "spiritsof violence, vices or nmyrth, That entering in ian transfoxm him so rudely From Jekyll toyde, then frustratirg to earth;Or making a clo f the wise r the fool.
Yet day after day, flock those bondsmen in groups; And to mouth after mouth goes the bottle around. wtussling and wrestling to get his sip good Like a kid for a new tov, each hard boiled Rum-hound Contests for a bottle with spirit within.
lHow many a crime has this Monarch contrived Since those nights when the daughters of Lot made him drunk. How many a man by this spirit of evil Has character spoilt, when so far he has enk To a state where no longer he captans is Ahip




1'iif Ou'rwoi
Archiv- ,,,; Of Th e S. J-. L. S. flE vear i945 marked a iw\\ Tlit foll miii, 1 ew mtml )cis wcr
phase irT the history (-of tli( St, ;idmitt( (I ii;tc tLt Scoicty dtirili( '
John's Literi ry S 0 c i (' t V I(H.5; Alr..Wiii -toii Rhvs (Febluai-N Aft,,,r four years the Sccich liltS A. Ki, Iivg (Apifl): Mr
cst iblished itself as a I A. J. Frarwi-' co (Jul \ li I-Jovaid
alld effective institlitioll ill Piiti zll Soloilloll i A I r AT! f I IG I I N' Honduras. 'I lit success (, f the S. J. Mlalilei ,ii d Air. 11 111jcs Lilldf'(Octo1- S. is due to a IT i oil -t mdmd of 1wr), Mr. B. Clai ke (Novellibel). cooperation and a dccp (,f Thu 1111ti(!s of Ctlsto(li'lll cle
responsibility iii the mciiiheis. cffil'iL III]V I.Mfolinto !' N Mr.Rctll- (Il
Thefollowirlgoffic('- \\ele cltct- -Ni 'Swellvv thi oughotit the N car.
cd for the vtai "i.15: All. J. 1- S. J. L. S. esi(1tFident, 'Y l. N A, im" 1101') I'll or R'lizt, Inilly 1'aiiifiesta, Vicc-Presicl(:it, X i. 1". of xhoii corit T)011& d ', itll t 11 11 D. Erisev, Sem-ta ry, arid Mr 11. 1 "'. S: ,, itt dari:] t1l, ve'll, lr,
Caiii, Special Corit -)iidtrit. I sou. Graia "Pimta (,Or(,;i) -.\Ir
Ur. P. S. GAdsort was appointed' Keith Clarke ilid Mr. Wi ti t o IT
Jjterarv Ad% iser I)v the Pre,;;derit Gr iiit (Stanu Cr(,A,:): Air thewloie
I"
'Lldv lit I,'-,hrriary thi, Presideiit A,-,, i i : 1, 1-1 (T-Till B ii k): Mr. PCICv i (,(Itiested tL, Literary A(Ivier to /(!h % i, Air. Clif to:'11 Piilks' Air. Vdprepare a mertlorandurn on thepub- \Nivi Walleli and Mr. Gilbert Gill
location of a magazine by_ the Soc- (Great Britaiii); -\It. W. Wiley, U. S.
i \Vitll t1je assistance of Alessis. A. o d Ali M(,vd Crail x (At Sea)
L. 1. A Ricliaro zmi niA H E. C. I"iv(--1lJ11tlte ilrp oiljptll sp(kcl ( s
Caill he prepared and stihmittt(l ,i dulivticd it th, Stptcm1wr
dutailcd plaii to the Committte At -A[,-eting. The stlhj;,cts iticltidk d:a special of tll(, Socittv the Tdcal, po t-%% r Days, Btlize,
memoiandtinj wa appio\ud avid A(Itilt Educitiou. lloiie rlicoii. 'I'll(,
its proposeiseltctt(l Fditon A 1 Duke of Wellill"loll, AlY Diltv ill
A(Ivisory Boald w2s aho foirii( d 1,ife, Foml, Anibitioli, N\ liy I go to
During the year iiifoi mal ccl 1) 1 "1 clitlit'll, lllcl True ("Te ltticss.
tioits were held on MaY 7, August oil Thui-Fday October -CS, Air.
and- October i. The formal Rtwle Fa ley of Vritisli Gt t I e
'liristmas celcl!ration will I)t lield ijtv%- Assi5tan Master of St.
t' -usual. Michael's 6flege' "as a 'tle5't It
-apt-lin ji Aietzgen, 1M. 13, E., the meetiii- of tlie ocicty. Asei ics is made atj Horiorary Member of of Ediicatior,, l Papcis %VC1'- read,
S. f. L. S, at theAtigust -Aleetiri-. iricludiuy Mv 1-) t floliday b- Air.
1,- 1. A. Richardson, Associ- Wiustoii Phys; Physical Exercise,
1"I Itor of tl)e Outlook, \\ oil tlie Mr. Robert ',,tbastlan; Uducatiori, :!Iz prizes iii the Shout Storv arid Mr. Ho-,vard Why I joill(- d
CoT& ill the 'St Geoi,;,e's the S. J. L. S., Mr, Arithorly
'1- Div 1,ittrarv Corlipetitioll. let; and Belize bv Air James LMdo




THE OUrLOOK 9
Why I Joined The S. J. L. S.
By C4nthony c-Mater
itaJOINED the S. J. L. S. for its Outlook regarding the lofty aims I virtues. From time to time of the SJ. L. S. arid having met a when I was at school I heard a- brilliant young man who from time iout the S. L S. and its aims, to time told me of the fun shared and although my name was not on at meetings, of the strong debates, its register, my affection was with of the clever speeches, and of the the Society. suppers, yes, the suppers, I began
I knew that it was a Society to dream.
which aimed chiefly at cultivating I thought of my dull uneventful a taste for literature and at foster- nights, of my idle thoughts, and ing outlook and cultutire in our then I dreamt of fun and chatter, youth, and through them in our entertainment and education in people, eventually. It also aimed,. which I could participate. at providing muh profitable recre- A I b
ation for young men. But in spite And then I voed, I sll be a of l this I did not join the Soci- member of the S. J. L. S. ety for I was quite busy at school- After some hesitation, I forwardand, moreover, I was just too lazy ed my application. At the very to join. first meeting I felt as if I was alWhen I left school early this ready an old member. Now I am year two things spurred' me to proud to participate inthachieveaction. Already convinced by the ments of the S. J. L. S.
S RE ALIZE that wih every momrn son ge is working in m
towards some end It ests entirely with myself as to lethei the
change shall be towaids continuance of blAth or towxards admissic n of dise s--towards continuance of youth or towards the encouragemneI~I of age,-t wards life as it presents itself to me now, or towards scm e other phase of life as I perceive it in the future. I can advance or retard m yself as I pleasc-the proper management of myself being my business.
If I should suffer pain or illness I am very, sure it will be chiefly through' my own fault---if I invite decay and decrepitude, it will be because I allow these forces to encroach upon my well-beinlg-in fact, briefly-I am what I will be!-and al1 the laws that brought me into existence svpcit
me in this attitude of md, body ,nd spi itt '




10 THE OUTLOOK
-: Caristras Presents
( By- Clive E. Gillett
C HRISTMAS draws near and the bustle s begun. Long forgotten
friendships are renewed and new acquaintances formed. Unscrupulous young ladies shower freehanded young men with smiles, chats, and dates with the hope of acquiring large numbers of Christmas presents.
As that giving-spirit which is essentially associated with the Christmas Season kindles the hearts of all, pay'cheques are cashed, bank accounts lessened, money bags pulled from a year's hiding places, and even the proverbial" rainy day" funds are brought out to purchase gifts for loved ones.
Christmas Eve's night is usually a restless one for the children. Every creak br step, every turn of the sleeper, is heard by the children as they listen for the arrival of Santa Claus by way of the key hole.
When buying Christmas presents the recipients' taste and humnour should be considered If he attaches value to the virtue of wor s, give him a Christmas Card; if he is a dent, give him a text book; if he is a drunkard, give him a drink; if s is a glarmuur gi+gjre her a toilet set, if he is a business man, give him your best wishes for continued success in business. It is not the value of the gift but the spirit in which it is given which bears the token of friendship. As Emerson says, "The only gift is a portion of thyself."
Some people arrange great events in their lives for this time such as marriages. Thus when the giving-spirit takes possession of the mother's heart she gives away her daughter-a part of herself-to the groom.
At Christmas time we should not only contemplate the amount of gifts we hope to receive, but also what we can 'give. We should endeavour to give to our friends gifts that satisfy their taste necessity and humour; we should endeavour to give away a part of ouselves: only then can we be satisfied that we have gi en a real gift.
A LIT rLE more kindness, a little less creed
A little more giving, a litte less frowni
A little less kicking a man when he's down
A little more we," a little less "I"
A little more laugh, a little less cry
A little more flowers on the pathway of life
And fewer on graves at the end of the strife. Anon




THE OUTLOOK 11
- The Power Of The Press
by- Leigh Richardson
[2nd Prize in the S. J. L. S. Oratorical Contest -- April, 145]
HE Press has a sacred, a tre- nation, and between governments i tendous duty to perform and and their peoples; but like all
its exacting ideals must not other world forces the Press has inbe'dimmed or twisted if th world finite power for good or ill, and it is to be preserved, alive and vigo- is therefore imperative that men of rous News, views, and reviews by vision and noble minds wield that the Press unite a world at war or power, or else, defend to the death at peace, and despite the challenge within each generation, the princiof cultured paganism the Press pies they have neglected to
must remain a free, lasting institu- advance. t 0 sCertain papers have become parts
The duty of the Press is simply of their country s fabric, certain stated. he Press must foster news services have monopolised, as scientific and cultural progress, itwere, international news and must publish ChristiS" and whole- v's, and it is therefore the duty some purposes outlined by the dic- ,of these papers and these services tates of conscience and democracy to present ideals that are lofty, unand must plan complete profitable selfish, and practical. In brief, service to the communities of the the Press, religious and s ecu 1 a r, world. Indeed, the duty is not must, without conflict, devise a
-easily performed, but the essential way of life and thought. The Press point is that the Press must not must teach the doctrine of freedom cease to combat whatever prevents and free will, without upholding fuller fuinctioig of its powers. anarchy and despotis as lawful
The modern wrld is a vast read- and effective weapons, remembering, public. New papers, newsma- ing that millions of people of varygazines, literary magazines, fiction ing race, creed, nd class, receive magazines, digests, nov1s, biogra- their most vivid impressions and phies, corientaries, text-books, iost deeply rooted convictions handbooks on every conceivable from the Printed Page, and that
subject, pamphlets, booklets, tracts, the Printed Page may easily sway leaflets, reports, and newscasts illogical folk. The Press, then,must stock the book shelves of prince and be Fair and possess Goodwill. peasant. It would appear that The dissemination of virtue and
there should, therefore, be better Christian tenets, without undue understanding between race and criticism of any sect, or any quibrace, between creed and creed, be- bling over theological phraseology, tween class and class,between capi- rests with the Press. The Press, tal and labour, between nation and then, must be Christian.




12 THE Powt,, Oi Tih:_ PRESSThe I)YeF- sen us the douNe pir- eir"moit, ii)d it i the (!ut of tile
v)se of histotim alid -guide. it PicFs to ciush all Youg tea(hill s
inust record progress ill (iiffeiciit that enclan--ci public li( Jlll
fields, naticmal alid ill tern ltiolill, lind S Ifch. The Pte s iill;,)t alk%, Ns
lo( al mid foieig i, and wimc. pro- 1w 'I folce
,gress is lacking, the Tress ]I'll '-t Sup- 'is 1 !Tllls 211(l l"'.(Acj,(S
ply tht inccijtiv -. Tile 11rcs" lllll -l rjj,, 1 ovvci of tile, ric-s call (,, ilv
always campmgn fov ho ter A,,ricil- I c a b tl-t d, a ii (I it S 101 A t, IT P i 1 ( (I,
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dolls the Press must evcy c 1 1- 1 Lest we foi Irt- tl e S-,N ol d
I)e a citadA of humall hu- teals To ell a s u I I el' I 'I'lle Pie s 11'"lillall dvltie, qlld orld wi(le peace, tear men ,siiiidei or ma- uuite
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bi't, tilerefore, peopics and idt"Ihwies shows itFM L l Ir,'-)j&1 r 11, ln dl
that suppose pro_ -r(,Fs and light ,ov- S,,vord .
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l'HE OUTLOOK 13
-: Sketches by Philip Phumbles :lluTh'attive of Everyday/ Life and CThoughi
A CHRISTMAS WEDDING
r HERE is nothing which so en- cousin expressed astonishment over hance the ivality of the the fact that the bride, whom she
Chri scene as a Christ- had held in her hands two minutes ias Wedding. he spirit of gaiety after she was born, a little, little and the feeling of veneration corn- bit of thirg, scarcely able to cry mon to both occasions create a fa- properly, should now be a grown up vourable atmosphere from which to young lady and getting married. start two young people on their To this all the ladies exclaimed, journey through life. "imagine!", and sighed and shock
There was a wedding held last their heads for several minutes as Christmas at The Little White if to indicate their concern at this House Down The Street. The bright rapid transition of new born babies eyed young lady, who, only last into marriageable young ladies. The year used to take music lessons discussion then turned to the freeand who used to state emphatically dorm enjoyed by the young ladies of that shewould never marry, at least today as compared with that of not for >years to come. was to be their sisters of yesterdayT& and this married to the young man who being a subject which most ladies
Used to meet her twice eekly o~ of the last generation delight to inher way to music kns ons. dtge in, they enjoyed themselves
The wedding was scheduled for thoroughly 'for the rest of the evenfive o'dl k on the evening of ing8 Christmas Eve. There was great i n the dining room the bride's
activity -and excitement at The brother, who was to he ill charge of Little White House Down The the bar, a concession he had deStreet throughout theday, in pre- manded before giving his brotherly paration for Christmas and the wed- approval of the marriage, was testding. In the kitchen e bride's iug the quality of the drinks and mother and the bridegrodn's mo reducing the quantity in the prother and an auxiliary of cousins, cess. friends and neighbours of both fami- There was pandemonium above lies were making a tremendous din stairs where the bridegroom's siswith cake paus, pots, plates, dishes ter, assisted by a staff of twelve and other kitchen utensils, and enthusiastic young ladies, whowere keeping time to it with their running around with pins in their Stongues. The topics under dis- mouths and stumbling over each cushion were those mostly enjoyed o t he r, laughing heartily all the by ladies whenever they meet in while, was dressing theb ide. groups One particularly st out Five o'clock arrived and so did




14 A CHRISTMAS WEDDING
the bridal car. There was one last begged her to control herself, pointminute inspection of the bride by ing out that people were watching. all the women-folk in the house; But this only made her cry out each found something to arrange or louder and say that she knew, but adjust; all were agreed that she she couldn't help it, and the bridewas the most beautiful bride they groom's mother advised hili to had ever seen. Accompanied by leave his wife alone and let her have her mother who was to give her her cry out, on the grounds that he away, and attended by six brides- was a man and didn't know what a maids the blide then left for church mother's feelings were. She tried where a beautiful ceremony took to explain what those feelings were, place. but only talked herself into crying
On the retan home the car stop- too, whichimade he husband come ped at the middle of the street and running wn. But no husband the bride anad brilegroom got out has yCt ben able to deprive his to walk the short distance to The wife of a good cry, once she has Little White House Down The made up her min d to it; and so
Street. And very charming did the while the two men looked helplessbride look in her long white taffeta ly on, the ladies had their cry out. dress, and her veil, which support- Crying is an infectious affair. By ed by two of the bridesmaids came the time the bride reached the botover her head and down her face; toni of her glass,-fears were stealing her clean, smooth cheeks were fan- slowly down her ches, while at ned by the chill Christmas wind, the top of the stairs,' the cousins, ae as she walked beside her young friends and neighbours, and a few husband her bright eyes lit up with of the lady guests were abll' iting mingled love, timidity and happi- thei lips, and~ll carried 9n their ness. faces that strained look usially asAs the couple neared the house sumined by people who air trying to the orchestra struck up "Here keep their emotions u comes the Bride," and at the steps TlThis ceremony over, all were they were met by both their moth- cheerful again, and the bride and ers who handed them each a clear bridegroom we ed upstairs and glass of water to drink. placed in, two deep rocking chairs
The scene was an affecting one, atthe father end of the parlour. The orchestra continued to play e're they received the guests. softly. At the top of the stairs The orchestra was a four piece stood the fathers of the young con- affair, consisting of a v i o Ii n, a ple, the cousins, friends and neigh- saxophone, a drum outfit and a bours, and a few guests; on the rattle. The numbers took off their street h large crowd shivered in the coats despite the cold air and en-chill air. The bride and bride- sconced themselves in a corner of groom drank slowly. The bride's the verandah. another began to cry softly,\where- Then the dance was on. There upon her husband ran down and were only a few dancing couples at




TuE OUTLOOK 15
first, but their number increased have the next piece with the bride. with each piece. And very gallantly did Mr. Tears
During an ifiterval s o m e o n e lead the bride through the next few shouted that Mis Rebecca Tears bars. Mrs. Tears, too, seemed to was coming, and several persons be enjoying herself. She never sat rushing to the door and the win- out a piece. One Step, Waltz, Fox dows, behel a lady of immense pro- Trot, Blues, Rhurmbpa. all these Mrs. portions coing up the street. She Tears went through without at all was a distant cousin of the bride getting tired. She danced the Span-and was know n to several of the ish Quadrille with her husband, and guests. There was a difference of then it was wonderful to see what opinion at first as to whether or remarkable agility they both disnot her husband Mr. Hendicott played. There was Mr. Tears, runTears was along with her; but this ning and bo% ing, and clapping his was settled as she drew nearer, and hands, and catching Ars, Tears and it was observed that Mr. Tears, who wheeling her, and leading e r w-as as thin as his wife was stout, through the set as gracefully asif had been id d e n by one of her she was as light as air. arms. And then with what precipitancy
The couple were enthusiastically did Mr. Tears during the interva received at the door and Mrs. Tears rush to meet the waitresses as they having turned sideways and left the refreshment room, and resqueezed herself through the door, lieving them of their trays, help to hugged and kissed the bride several serve the ladies. How he kept the times, -nd .nearly shook off the ladies entertained and full of mirth bridegroon's arm; her face all the itl his anecdotes, itwould take
while wathd in smies. She was too long to recount in detil here, a very gdnaturedpersonasmost suffice it to say that one young
stout people are and was much lady was heard to remark that that
loved by all who knew her. Her Mr. Tears was a treat, and Mrs. husband conteted himself with Tears to say that he seemedto be
shaking the bridegroom's hand and feeling himself. beaming at the bride. He was a Jt was now time for the speeches,
thin, sober, modest, spectacle and, the guests were asked to form man, this r. Tears. had had a rogh half circle around the three exciting days in his whole bride and bridegroom, and glasses life: the day he was born,the day .of wine to drink the toast were he was married, and the day his passed 'around. A middle aged house was blown down in the hurri- gentleman in a black suit, who cane, less than an hour after he and seemed to be in charge of the prohis wife had left it. ceedings, now took up his position
The dance, soon began again and near the couple and cried "Ladies Mr. Tears after dutifully dancing and Gentlemen." Hewas interruptthe first piece with his wife,request ed by a loud argument breaking out ed the bridegroom's permission to in the bar, where several Gen-




16 A CHRISTMAS WEDDING
tlemen Of -The Bar had drunk stamping of feet) Ladies and
themselves into the argumentative Gentlemen: I have seen the bridestage. "Will someone ask those groom passing ny shop going to people to keep quiet for a few and from work four times daily minutes?", asked the Gentleman In (hear, hear). I kave had dealings Black, annoyed over the interrup- with him at various times (hear). tion. "Shi sh!" shouted the au- I have the honour to be associated dience. "Silence!" cried those near- with him on the committee of one est the bar door. The noise of our leading fraternal societies.
subsided for a moment but broke (Tremendous cheering). And I have out just as the speaker was prepar- noticed him at all times; I have ing himself to launch out again, watched ismanner of treatingand "Just a minute" said Mr. Tears, speaking to people (hear, hear); siding through the crowd and going and I can sincere say, ladies and towards the bar He returned after gentleimc, that the bridgroom is a few minutes and told the speaker one of the steadiest, mpFt honest, to go ahead, which the said speak- straightforward and m n ner y er had scarcely begun to do when young men I have ever known, and the noise broke out again. "Didn't I Cngratulate the bride on her you ask those pope to keep quiet?" fortunate choice. (Thun us asked the exasperated speaker of pausee. As for the bride, you know Mr. Tears. "I did!" said Mr. Tears, more about her than I do, but I frowning and looking in the direc- can say this, that front what little tion of the refractory Gentlemen Of I know of her, I co nsidr Si her a the Bar. Order was restored and most ring, lovely a espect,tii~an 0h rri i, lo.. c,- i ,) t
maintained only when Mrs. Tears ful yong ady, and I firmfbelieve nad gone brself into the barroom that he will make her husband and stood at the door afterwards. happy. (Cbefing and t ping of
Ladies and entklemen: (said the feet ) In a few hoursit hall he speaker): Christmfa norn. t pirit of
It is needles~ for me to tell you Christmas hovers iO fe air. Men the purpose for which we re gath- are rejoicing for te birth of Him ered here tonight (hear, hear). who brought into this world the You all know the bride and bride- bliesings if e, hope and happigroom (hear). You all havevatch- ess It therefore, fitting that ed with keen interest, and, I a 1s young cople so hopeful, so sure, not without your approval, full of love and happiness, should the very interesting romance be- receive our best and sincerest between these two young people. wishes that they maoy realize hat (Cheers and stamping of ft from measure of bppiness for wbic all the audience; b Iu sh e s rm the married persons aspire- Our best bride) It is a pure and honest wishes to the bride and bridge J il case of love: the: bridegroom loves for a Merry Christmas (hea), a the bride and the bride loves the happy New Year (hear, hea), and bridegroom. (Prolonged cheers and a tlong happy and prosperous marn-




THE OUTLOOK 17
ried life." (Thunderous applause). anddowns of married life in general Mr. Tears was now heard to clear and of the Tears' married life in his throat several times, and was particular, until catching the eyes observed to be trifling nervously of his wife over the crowd, he sudwith his coat button, and from this denly desisted from illustrating his and the look of enlightenment on pcint about the ups and downs of his countenance, the audience in- married life with an interesting ferred that he wished to speak. anecdote of how in the early days All eyes were therefore turned ex- of his married life he had had to pectantly towards him, and having put his foot down sternly to precleared his throat modestly, Mr. vent Mrs. Tears from doing a cerTears informed the gathering that tain thing, and how Mrs. Tears had the bridegroom had taken upon picked him up after summarily himself a very great responsibility knocking him down (hear, hear). In fact, (continued A number of other- speakers folMr. Tears, encouraged by the 'hear lowed, but as their speeches were hears) he might almost say that mostly patterned off that of Mr. both couples had taken upon them- Tears, we shall not go into details, selves a great responsibility. Here cxcept to say that they were well Mr Tears paused to receive the ap- punctuated with 'hear, hears.' pioval of the audience, but as none The bride and bridegroom now Swasforthcoming, e informed them retired, but the dancing continued, confidentially that he w as a married to bring in Christmas morning. man. (hear, hear). Whe he said The Gentlekimen Of The Bar now
a married man, lie meaitn old joined the dancing couples on the
married man: ow who, ai were, fjoor. The musicians had joined knew allhe bps and cldownsA mar- the Gentlenien Of The Bar during red lfe "Hre Mr. Tearsnpaused the speeches. The result was startagain and looked expectantly at ling. The Centlemen Of The Bar the crowd, but as they only return needed ample space to do full jused his stare he cleared his throat tice to the pieces played by the and said that, c ing back to what musicians. The hall was packed by he had said in the fir4 instance, this imHe. Tempers ran high, and and what the first speakhad said. there W ne may heated arguments,
in his very exclent speh. This coftirned until after midnight,
Another pause, and then something when suddenly the centre of the suddenly occurring to him he assume. hall became a struggling mass of Sa serious air and told the gather- men. Great confusion prevailed. ingthaf marriage Was not something The Indai screamed; the men shoutto obetrifled with. Mariage, vshe ed: the orchestra began to play. had said before had. its iups and r. Tears stood helplessly besides.
- dowvns; he could say that from ex- s Teais. "The Kingl Play the penlience, being a marriedman (hear, Kng!", shouted someone. "Play hear). The speaker then lauched the King!" shouted Mr. Tears, run



18 'A CHRISTMAS WEDDING
tripping over the fighting men, who by a group of his fellow members. turning on him, swallowed him up There was only one exit for the beneath them. He was rescued by members of the orchestra and that Mrs. Tears, through sheer weight. was over the verandah, and they
The orchestra now struck up the took it: As they ran through the 'King.' "No King there!" bawled gate and up the street, the last bars one rowdi Gentle Of The Bar, rush- of the 'King' echoed in the cool ing towards the.,orchestra, followed Christmas dawn.
T has been said of Englishmen that their finest sight in all India is the Sight of Bombay from the stern of asteamer going home. Mr. Blackett,
I presume to state that your saddest sight will be Robinson Point front a steamer going away.
Where your activities are concerned, Sir, I believe an expression of our continuous gratitude, above all, should be voiced. Gratitude for the creation of a society catering to the take of all.
You well know it's spirit. I once read a description of Parlia~nent's
-I think it accurately illustrates ours. High, alert, capricious, g' ally, enthusiastic, frequently provocative and passionate. A society whose proceedings are enlivened by demonstrations of approval or sting derision, and its quick transition from gravity to gaiety, from chqlege to appreciation, is a recognised part of its charm and quality.
Here, thanks to you,-Sir, one can enjoy that pleasant mingling of physical ease and mental alertness which to me, of all sensatits is the most civilized.
Not only have you given ua literary society, but yot have founded a training school for leaders, where among other things one arns that a sense of humour is only another name for a sense of proportion, that which helps a man maintain his mental equilibrium, and prevents him from becoming a menace to society.
These are a few of the man things for whickwe are grateful. There is also your very dear and personal friendship.But intimate things one doesn't care to talk about. We feel them rather than voice thl .
Mr. Blackett, on behalf of this society, as a small outward expression of our regard for a man who is dedicated to his ideals with a missionary zeal, that is no respecter of rank or title; for a leader, our leader, and for one whom we choose to call our chum, I present this gift accomSpanied by the best wishes of the S J. L. S. for your future. Many happy returns of the day, Sir.
Speech by Norman Lainfiesta Vice-President of the S. J. L. S., at the President's Birthday Function, October 1st. 1945.




THE OUTLOOK 19
An educational Paper read at the
July meeting of the S. J. L. S.
Recipe For Greatness
By' H. E. C. Cain
gSOME men are born great, symbol to adoring soldiery. And
some achieve greatness, and in our generation, George Washsome have greatness thrust up- ington Carver, fighting prejudice of on them.' Of these those who race to bring to all the benefits of a achieve greatness, are most remem- divine gift. Roosevelt and Churchber(d. Indeed, it is only they who ill, rallying a war torn world to are truly great. A man born great peace and brotherhood. These men has but a borrowed sheen and this in are great, and so are hundreds more time grows dim and dull if in that in every field of national and interma himself there is no natural national life, in every century, of light. This greatness is but the every creed and race. reflection of the real. Those who
have greatness thrust upon them But what is it that made these still must show by achievement of' persons great? What conummon bond their olfn, their claim to greatness: unites these different t y pe s of if the world is to remember them as earth's illustrious offspring? Examigreat. nation shows that all great men
Those e and wome, then, have deep within their souls a sense
hose memr aknd w ome n, then, of divine apostleship, of being the
h servants of some Being greater than arnd inspires, have become heirsto themselves. They believe that they greatness i their own right. They are born to a purpose, they seek have 1chieied. Not many were and find that purpose,and being
born to any special circumstance of assured they set them their objecrank or wealth; and for man y ti ze, their ideal, and put their very greatness lay in the ability to svil into the achievement of that labour against overwhelming odds purpose, the realization of t h a t and overcome then, and having deal, The poet sang, 'The paths : overcome, to rise to 5reate hgts%:
vercme, to re to reae hts fgloryvlead but to the grave.' So
Thomas Edtson working night do all the roads of human life. Beand day to make our nights less sides, the paths of glory lead bedark; Watt harnessing electricity yond the grave, for it isthose who Sfor the use of all mankind; Pasteur, travel by the glorious path and seeking to relieve a suffering human- whose achievements for their counity; Marie Curie, conquering the con- try and mankind, place them among fines of convention to bring hope to the great, who conquer death's a despairing world, Horatio Nelson, oblivion and rise beyond the grave knowing no such thing as 'fear'; enveloped in memories of cherished Bonaparte, the very name a living veneration.




20 RECIFE FOR GREATNESS
Would you be great? Do you not Aind if you leave the world a bethear within a still small voice call- ter place than you found it, \heing to great endeavour? Then find ther by an improved poppy, a peryour purpose, look about you well. fect poem, or a rescued soul; if you There is some job of work that only Jmave 'never lacked appreciation of you can do. That work will make earth's beauty or failed to express you great With eyes well fixed -it'; if you have 'looked for the best upon the goal, strive on in spite of in others and given the best you ment, serving mankind where only and your 'memory a benediction; you can serve, filing your claim to if you 'have accomplished 4our greatness. task', you will be great.
The St John's Literary Society
T HE St. John's Literary Scciety was organised on January loth,
E 941, y a group of young minen under the chairmanship of Mr. J. L.4
Blackett, Headmaster of St. John's Boy's School, Belize.
The Aims of the Society as outlined at that meeting were:
(i) To promote and perserve intellectual growth in the conunity.
(2) To stimulate mental energy.
(3) To provide practice in general discussions, essay riti g, public
speaking and debate.
(4) To create the right attitude of mind and to develop p the cultural
abilities of members
At present the S. J. L. S. consists of 30 members within the Colony and 7 abroad The members of tle S. J. L. S. are proud of its history and we are confidedt that through Co-opation th e Society will-achlieve greater success.
W ITH malice toward inoie, with charity for all; with firmness in the
right as God gives us to see the right-let us strive on to finish the work we are in: to bind up this nation's wonnds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and orphan; to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, ~(AXbraham Lincoln)" ;




THE OUTLOOK
Edue:tion bi, e,-ctdially e,'hris- Educaticn
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Vhicli gives purpose to tli( valiega- r jtional,
tell edticatioijal activitits of the F(I-tication i most serviceable
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If we tflA exi't "Ice 'il Nothiii, \\Iii(-,Ii tric to take the
this'plane is out Oilly flien phc' of Chli' ti'!ij I"ducatioll call
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the iillaoe of have lost that
HE I (INIE
Tli(- hon, (, is, the place Miere the
yotim, pv1solmlit-, gtts its f i I s I
J. L. 11lackett ll is been 11eqdnia-ter of
Ft. John's Boy's School, Belize, for more clianck, for full dv\eloplilclit I d than six years lie is a member of the the lt lli'liw" 10w Chitf i111,111
ROYA Society of Teachers and liohls sev- ence for goOd ill 'Iliv ( ()")Mtlljit
eral diplomas in Educati"n. Ili, series of Its Icspoll,,il)ilitieS ril articles on Eavication, bc,,,un ill The Out t y lot 13
look, June, 1945, Nvill be colitillucd ill silb- tran-feried to any other ap-,rc\
lies of The Outlook. N-vithont (lite Consequences.




22 THE OUTLOOK
One mistake of the present cen- some greater action whereby the tury is the habit of placing on the lives of our young people may be school and the church duties which saved from the degrading influences must be performed by the home. which destroy the stability of the The school and the Church can only homes of our fand. We need an work effectively when the home be- active campaign for adult educacomes the cradle of civilisation, tion in all- its several forms, using Many of our ills result from paying every weapon to combat the undisSscant attention to th -human ties ciplined ways of conduct. The conthat bind us and concentrating on centration in the elementary schools what is now termed social welfare on pure thoughts and clean habits work; no social activities can suc- of speech, the intelligent teaching ceed unless the homes of thepeople of biology and kindred subjects in for whom such activities are carried the secondary schools will do sonimeout, are really places where respect, thing to aid the home in teaching tolerance, forbearance, 'sympathy, the essential facts of life to adolelove, and purity dwell. scents.
Our greatest plight lies in the in- Adult education will aid in giving creasingly unhappy and broken to men- and women mnuch needed homes and in the resultant evil of advice on the conducting of a good children uncared-for and unloved. home, and on the correct -ay of
Education, I dare say, can cor- bringing up children. There is a
-rect the deplorable conditions pre- need for lectures through which vailing; our boys and girls must be young people could learn w t ideal taught tie plain facts of life and courtship is and receive instruction decent living so that as they gro, for Holy Matrimony. in years, they may grow in true The liberty of the individual knowledge. Ignorance isour great- must be safeguarded and no one. est enemy, but ignorance of how to must be allowed to tamper with live is even more serious than igno- that liberty; but if ib e r t y of rance of how to h~alance an accouut. thought :s the essence of life, surelyv We must be concerned not only the people's thoughts must be influwith the making of a living but enced by the highest and the best with the making of a life. if -an abd fant life is to follow.
Sex education and adult educa- it is here that we fail most; peotion must be pursued to stop this pie today are generally free-thinkwaste of human life. ers; they have despised the VictoParents must' begin to provide rian attitude with some degree of both for their children's bodies and sanity but they have gone over a for their kinds. bit teo far, and now many look
Education at schoolis sometimes upon any form of discipline as rewasted because of home conditions pressive and unkind. We must, in and people the world over are try- this respect, strike a balance, if we ing to combat this evil. We in Bri- wish to escape final catastrophe. tish Honduras must decide upon This i-no mere hallaciation of a dis-




EDUCATION FOR LIFE 23
tracted mind. Man has seen bad itation of the many. It is indeed days as history demonstrates, but the servant of us all and we are solno age has equiAled this one in low emnly charged to use it for the full levels of conduct. To improve these development of people who will standards will take time, but there learn to despise the low and filthy will be no improvement of a perma- and cling to the pure, noble, and nent nature if we think that govern- ideal in life. n.ment decrees and forms of social God deals with persons and not welfare work, even with the best innot welfare works, aloneve withll do the job. in with things by themselves. iHe tensions, alone will do te job. desires that we so understa'ud the This age calls fofr men and women responsibilities devolving upon us ho,. setting material quest aside, that we ultimately'discover that life are prepared to devote their talents is meant to be lived in communion and sincere zeal to heal a bleeding with him.
The hornet, which should set up
O UR DUTY ideals, then, is the only agency
Were we in this twentieth cen- that can take first place in the tury to concentrate on education setting up of a standard of conduct for life, using all other aims in our for young people. education to support this one, I am To do this our conception of sure we would find those problems what education is and what it can That occupy so much of our time do must be radically reformed, and disappearing and we would be free more mat be done for the ordinary to do a bit of real living. folk so that they may particpate in
Education is not something to be the living of the adundant life. We set on a summit and worshipped: it have a clear duty to perform. We st is rio sumite]CsW 1
it is: not primarily concerned with must fight all those menaces which the obtaining of good jobs, nor it is degrade and prevent the living of to be used by the few for the explo- the abundant life.
ET a man be confident about his soul, if he has cast away the pleasL ure- and ornaments of the body as alien things which do him harm
rather than good, and has ptirsued the pleasures of knowledge, and arrayed the soul, not in some foreign dress, but in her own proper jewels, temperance, and justice, and courage, and truth-in these adorned she is ready to go on her journey to another world, when her hour comes.
[1Plato.[




24 T-HE OUTLOOK
-: The School Teacher
r HE position of the teachers in the general scheme throughout these
colonies, interests me to an unusual degree. I am amazed at their
timidity. Although teachers' associations have been formed in most places, they are for the most part completely ineffective. They are so, because the bulk of the teachers, so far as I have knowledge of these associations, are afraid of their own shadows. I do not believe that nice little meetings, with a lot of talkie-talk will do anything to effect the much needed reforms in the training and status of teasers.
The National Union of Teachers in England won its way because the members were prepared to take action themselves and not preard to sit down and, wait fpr a scheme to be put forward b- some expert from another country. In my view the most urgent of all reforms hire is the provision of well trained teachers, I consider that generally speaing the third class certificate is not worth the paper it is written on, and to hale schools under the chargeof teachers possessing such certificates, ielictes how little we care about the teaching side of our educational policy.
A well trained teacher can teach with a minimum of equipment or school building. An untrained teacher will never be fully satisfactoi even though he has the best equipment and the most up-to date buildig. I would invite the teachers to keep their eyes open. If I read ariht the trend in educational development under the Stockdale Scheme~, buildings and equipment coi'ne first, and teachers will come in when the local governments can afford to doanything for them. I was told souie months ago that the Comptroller in the West Irdies is a realist, and that he recommends grants for capital expenditures only: teachers ar an nual charge and that must fall on local governments. I agree that ultimately all social services, health, education, and so on, should be carried by the colonies themselves. They cannot do that yet, for side by side with the social services problem, there is another one which is the improvement of the general economy of each pce.
Where I disagree with the realism of the coDIptroller is that in deling only with capital expenditure where .education is conceirr d, le I s put all his emphasis (n things, buildings, equipment, etc at the expense of persons, in this case the teachers, alI education is concerned first lnd foremost with persons. The first need here is more and better trained teachers and that is a need which is a long way first.
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I HE OUTLOOK 5
The Child And His Training
V AN r iiox for a fcv iiiiiiultes to turti to a more constructive aspect
of tll(:! III Itte- First \\ c 'III I St recogiii ;o t I lat e d u cat ioti, even frow the
overwrlerlt poiiit of vie v, i! solliethiii- far (liff(-ierit f-orn Pnhlic
Wo I k s Educatiori is special1v emiceined with ll( rolls, arid those PeySous-the'children-live relatimiships. If we do not relit a series of
member those relationships, we shall drift in our plaimiii- and in all efforts at :(--form. Th(-, child lives ill iclationships \%ith his paleits, teachers, church and state. We shall it(,\ er evolve a sourid (fduc itional policN if we suppose thA edu :, Aioii call be immago, d lo- anyorle of these dorie'.
We need all four. I wtnt tlien to nuke some comillents aho"It cach.
The ultimlite respojisibillit % for the carc arld ( du ,ation of the child is
At,; Paients'. homthe parelitsvhat
is theim J'o help-is one thim", to Supel"Lde is (Itiltu ai otll I thillI- ould',add too, that \vhuii plains are put forward v, Lich sti-,ests
that pare-Ilt'll rights ark, tmllpeicd vN;itli those plans iicolv ah%a s
coticern the children of th,- poorer pc ople. They are' p1qns fol ele'lneiitarV schonls, ,Nho-re the greater perceiit' tgt- )f the children go, ati(I xvlje!e nios't
of them will olliv an I f d ) _C111 tile to be fRit or jtl
s Ilot S(- to t to tro,"tt
the childteii of p oplt, c-conomic lot I t i iid ore Ill a diffcicnt
w,iv fiom tht cljildieii of thoe w It, are more fortull;1tv. A -ood (A
\%ork i uek,(L d to hotne tl
to some Parellts -Icil le -polj -il)ility ill tlli> Illatter hrlt I %kl 110111(1 of' a 1(,\ (It ()Il ,I hltgj
'Cal( if a pplicv \\(irt, I) tiT ukk! %\ 1 i I cli d )i ivc d t I ic y, To, i f th(
v( t their cLi I d] (.11 Alo'o-ovel -il ce a 1 flllth l"1111i'k life i ) the oll1v Sulu
101ITIdatioli, d coullillillitv ]if(. ill aiiv ,ittenipt to tal,-.(,'fio1n
lyrents tho-ir ov(I theil childhell Vill do (reIt d"-,11)"we to
fialilik" ]if(,.
1 recog,,i e 1hat orne education of parents is Ilec(le(l, but It-t 11
trv tllyori ,,h paro nt tericheis a; sociatioiis arid the lil e to e d it c ,1 1
iv)t to take of 1) Ircirlfd igllo'Tallce. I thillk it Illi(jit I)e pndll
lhle to coll idei tllo, of olllc lito l ltlllo (It 'llii g %, if It thi Ispect of th" (il,,tiot]. Bu t1l"It it lil"Av, I bc -t \ a
(1' dill, with tll rll lfter, of t1lis wo Illty he m u, \% e sliall ei i (nivcIv if N c
Ill il c pl Ills f,)r o dn,:,ttioim l i, ,fi rrn oi pro ](, full
est co)-op"latioll of the paro!llts of tll(- cllihlieli fol 'A-.nlI1 pLins aie 11 -ldeL
'T -Cll I)V 1711 1"t, Rl V. J1tl,'21l1';, P -N- forIliCtIv J i-llop Ot 1:1 1 ll- v of I) 'tt 1,11'. To !( [lcr-,' V 'w lili,,ll Conr.se
- n 1', 1,' 15.




26 THE OUTLOOK
,: Sausage Drive :
By Theodore E. Aguilar
Mr. Theodore E Aguilar, is one of the foundation members of the S. J. L.S. In 1942 he migrated to Panama where he wrote this poem. ExIp'laiiing the theme of the poem, Mr. Agdfilar writes: "On Janury 1, 1943, the Chinese cooks at Forte Kobbe, where I was stationed, started feeding is on sausage. They gave us sausage three times a day for three months. At the end of March, I decided to tke the matter i biand, So I wrote the poem and pasted it on the bulletin board, The result was' amazing; they placed us on a diet of dried shrimps for the next thw months. I was tempted to say something about shrimps, but when I thought ab whatth other three months might bring I decided to call it off."
N OW a story I shall tell.... Hear it well!
It's a tale of terror that will make your spirit swell;
And you'll pity, pity, pity
Allthe boys of Silver Camp.
And although you'll think it witty
It's indeed a mournful ditty
That will give your heart a cramp.
So keep time, time, time, .
While I tellin borrowed rhyme,
To the tintinabulation of the bell that rings at five.
Of the drive, drive, drive.
For convenience I shall call it Sausage Drive.
SSee the Chinese with his knife .... Sausage knife!
Watch the smile that sparkles as he settles to th1e strife
With the sausage, ausage, sausage,
Every morning, noon, and night; .
And he struggles like a savage
As he calculates the average;
And be chuckles with delight.
And we groan, groan, groan,
I[n ummuffled monotone,
For we're tired of the sausage, of this awful Sausage D v,
Of the drive, drive, drive, We are sickl of this eternal Sausage Drive.
Now the dish is all prepared.. . Alfl prepared!
So we take the table with 'ur appetite impaired.
And we grumble, grumble, grumble,
For we cannot eat-at all,




SAUSAGE DRIVE
And although we're rather humble Stil we cannot help but stumible With a broken-down morale. So we yell, yell, yell, And we raise eternal hell, For we're tired of the sausage, of the awful Sausage Drive; Of the drive, drive, drive, e are k of this eternal Sausage Dhive.
XsJt' sauisgeallalong.. All along! We wold e to change it but we're not so very strong; So "e're ying, trying, trying To endure it to the last, When the cook will heed our crying And takepity on nur sighing o enjoy a good repast, So we wait, wait, wait Ql t at blessed future date, For we're tired of the sausage, of this awful Sausage Drive, Of the drive, drive, drive, We Are sick of this eternal Sausage Drive.
Skies
Ve azure skies that dwell above This wondrous tropic shore
In surier time ye stretch around
Like ended pastures green.
And fleeced she ye Clouds appear
To gallopl or to frolic there
Qr linger on the atmosphere.
Deep, deep, refreshing deep ye'r wrought.
The airy sight inspires thought.
The bahlmy breezes.waft along And sift delight in lively rsong
Across thy charming face.
And golden Sol he beams nbove
In bright majestic grace.
By Br-anston Clarke jr.




28 THE OUTLOOK
-: Appreciation
HE Editors of The Outlook and the Officers and Members of the St.
SJohn's Literary Society are grateful for the widespread approval of
The Outlook voiced by readers both in British Honduras and abroad, and for the assurances that the magazine is supplying a real need in this country.
During its initial year, not only is The Outlook represented in many towns and villages throughout the Colony, but it is also helping to-make British Honduras better known in more than fifteen foreign countries, including many West Indian Isl nds, The U-ited Stat And- Canada,
Italy, Egypt, MalIaaya, and Australia.
Typical of the many cordial expressi.ins of appreciation received fro abroiis the following letter from r. Willia W. Harfis, Director o the W e t Indian Radio Newspaper, Washington, D C. SMr. J. L. Blackett, President The St Jolib Literary Society Belize, British Honduras
Dear Mr. Blackett:
.. Just a few lines to sincerely thank -,o for your though sending me the copy of THE OUTIO, ad I' sure th
items in It will be well suited to use n the W ST I .NEWSPAPER. The article on "Co-operatives"* sold e terest to allin the Caribbean.
So, do accept my thanks again for remembering me, and should o
ever have other inaterial available, do know that it w ild be more than appreciated.
With all good wishes.to you, I amrn
if iferely yours,
Sgd. WILLIAM W. HARRIS
- The Editors extend cordial Christmas Greetings to all readers of
The Outlook, and promise still better issues in 1946.
*The Outlook, April-June 1945.




PROVERBS AND MAXIMS
1. Nothing is law that is not reason.
Misery aquaints a man with strange bedf lows. S Nothing dries sooner than tears.
Man is blind to his own faults, but clear-sighted
in discerning thog of others.
$4.rMaidens sa/MNO' andinean 'Y ES'.
n prosperity prepare for a change, in adversity
rhe for one.
T poor man pays for all.
8. He who pya well is masterof everybody's purse.
9. God deliver me from a man of one book. 10. Idleness is the hotbed of Vice and ignorance.
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"Fear Not, For Behold!"
PT HIS year mankind will be spared the irony of a
wartime Christmas, and men freed fr heon :the anxieties and strains of war will sing of Peace and Goodwill.
But six years of war will not be forgotten in six months : and as we listen to the simple beau of the Christmas story our minds will p.cturea aJar or a mud-soaked foxhole. And as4he song of a igq chanting to the simple she pherd~s in the field is heard again, we shall remember t se dark days hen hostile raiders brought destruction to defence
,Yet these shall pass.
And seeing but litt c m t.i those thing which le around them upo a shifess earth,,me will turn their gaze upwrds and hear the assurance; which al )ea enly yisios give, 'Fear not.
Arou nd our Christmas tables there will be m
vacant se which shall never again be occ id. :The places ofear ones whose ideals brougt them o grips with h Death himself, from -o arms they camie not b ut bringin co rt which* none other can, will be whose birth
two thousand years ago brought light where darkness had so long held sway -- the spirit of Him whose last earthly utterance was "I am with you always even unto the end of the world."
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