/ OCTOBER-DE~CEMBER 1946
CA quarter" C-Nv(aazii~e published by
THE ST. JOHN's LITERARY SOCIETY
Belize, British Honidui-as.
There is something beautiful about Christmas. Abot t~e way it drags out the best in every one of us. About the way it opens hearts that have LI e Ppet ilk and searing haites all year through:
About the way it makes the frailties of the people we know so dlear t4o us for such a bi h:irt-shinintg day, The-re is- soehn ad about C'hristirtas. About the way it makes, hear,, call to hI-arts that iire separate bysa r the- mounde-d fina Lfd iy of gra ves. About the way it mks4 ils absezit faces withlo
"e-tn that is bittersweA n flezi Abu the way it mAkes us wish there we:re only love adluhe ntewrd There is so igof love in Cliicistmnis, oehn about the
sen-ding anid g-tti g of ['irs in unruly gaudy pap, r, somethingl abouitthe tender oponing of Christmas Cards, somhn g ab 'it the fluter ofth wrpig f git, fromn love rs to e ac t ht 1il swt
ele t igtsanimkeusw P on
Treis s ) n thin oefre in) Cn1,S 11t is, too, somnething_ that make,, yout wish you coadpc it in te-hnicaor orever and yet tell OW you that that would be ith 4 ri hn you could ever do0. Regret see-ps in, that Ch~stnas sped truhis' wmyour hours and fades with a fonJ gasp of delight fro u tha "mkes us sorry we had kept saying a Merry Chtlstimus all through th( day, but glad that we had said the sam-i old wish to everyone we met. And so to vou Dear yilend, we say, A MERRYj CHRISTMAS,. filled with love and laughter and buoyant living,
The~ Pe i mgtier than the Sword.
J. L. 13ackek F.R, S. A., L. C.P., M.R..S.
Presien-Found-cr (twhavfz)~ H. D.EuseyActing President
B S.larkLiteary AdJvise~r
A. I.Miier tpc'al Correspondent
B. ArnoldSpe2ial C-)respondrnt (on leave) N.A. L-init Member of Conmmttee
P. S. Campbell Membet of Committee
Outsf Belize: 55co
AsOL II dtos
:- B itorial -:
FREEDOM FROM WANT
1'HE St. Peter Claver Credit Union of Punta Gorda, British Honduras, was formed four years ago. Its 200-odd members are simple, hard-working men and women, who often do odd-jobsin order to pay their fortnightly contribUtions towards shares. They are keen, industrious, and self-reliant people. Each member knows the flinctions of a Credit Union, and is familiar with the i es of co operation. They elect officers and committees who direct the afairs of the Union, issue loans, arrange Study Club meetings, write up the Actount Books, and submit regular reports to the members, the Priest-in-Charge eises only general supervision.
-ne ar ago when hurricane destroyed the homes of some of the members
e homes were speedily rebuilt through Union loans. Ui
The St. Peter Claver Credit Union is typical of scores of similar orga ons in the towns and villages throughout the length and breadth 4E1 British Caribbean territories. In the larger towns, and in the cities, civil servants, teachers, employees of commercial and manufactur- ing concerns, and skilled and unskilled workers, are organising to a.
thieve security, and are gaining, too, a pride of achievement. Through extension departments secondary schools and colleges promote Credit Unionism. In some parts of the Caribbean, these institutions take the initiative in organising local unions into national organisations. Credit
Unions become more popular daily.:
T'Phe Co on Man everywhere is discovering with wondering enthusiadkiat +rdom from Wan is not an unattainable dream of the democracies but that it can be translated into Teality through the natural
dcees of cordinating human enterprise and hard-earned shillings.
It remains now for Credit Union organisations to be promod in
elemental schools which will turn out tomorrow's Caribbean citizens. +
Wuidance boys and girls of the upper grades cod conduct
Yredit similar to the adult orgamisations. Furid4for the pay.ment of shares "uld be obtairiedl the children e sale of products of domestic science and hanlicraft actiWiftmonducted in their 5f sparetime. 4
J When these children ,grtaua tif uild still retain their membership
in the Union, whichcou4 provide liis to, assist their graduated members to launch out in profitable center Teachers and social workers in rural, and city steteds whilre s c-h o o l unions #rgpot al.ready established should 'l-deavour to establish such Unioii*s+
if the present Caribbean treod towards economic and social co operation continues, in ,the very near fture we shall build a Caribbean society of sturdy, thrifty, confident and. highly useful citizens, and we shall have moved, auder iur own power, nearer to the goal of abolishing Want in
this part of the world.
2 THE OUTLOOK
Archives Of The S. J. L. S.
R. E.D. Eusey, Acting Presi- prevalence of the Panama Lottery in
Sent of the Society,. presided the Colony, and to discover wha over the first S. J. L. S. meet- measures, i any, could be adopted for ing since the departurcof the president, the amelioration of these problems.
Mr. J. L. Blackett, for the Cnited After two hours of detailed probing th Kingdom on study leave, at Wesley meeting adjourned until November25th. Ciub Hall in August. At this meeting, At the end of this meeting a committee MIr. B. S. Clarke, Literary Adviser, led was appointed to draft a summary o a discussion on "The Ideal Girl." Mr. the various aspects of the discussion
At the September meeting the discus- in August, at Selly Oak, College, Brm sion on "The Ideal Girl" was continued. ingham, where he will study Educa Mr K. eith Clarke spoke on "Charm in tional Methods for one yea Since 1i Women", Mr. B S. Clarke on "Choos. arrival in England, Mr. Blakett ha ilng a Mate", and Mr. N. A. ainfista given a series of lectures to religious discussed "The Way Womenri Think. and o t h e r bodies. In D ecember
A variety ofEducational Papers wek daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs read at the October meeting. On No Blackett Member 21st, the members 6T the S. J. The Editor of The Outlook MNr L. S. conducted anexhaustive' x S. W. Goldson, returned to Beize fro
tion of the problems created by Punat Gorda on November 17ti h.
The, St. John' ite y 'Society,
HE ST. JOHN'S 1 s orfanined on Januar
10th 1941, by a group of ianship of Mr.J.
Blackett; Headmaste r of z The Aims of the So
city as outlined at that w '
(I) To promote and prdu u m the community.
(2) To stiniulate ment
(3) To provide practice in eeral dcusions, essay writing, publi
speaking and debate
(4) To create the right attitude fmind d to develop the cultural abilities of members.
THE OUTLOOK 3
:- !!itbL'm -:
All men are not homeless, but some are home less than others.
man is as old as he feels, a woman as old as her photograph taken fifteen
The Stock Exchange is a place where a man is apt to exchange a stock of
-money for a stock of experience.
It is said that some men hang together because they might otherwise hang
Never judge cigars or women by their wrappers. There are so many sects in the Church and some of them are so small that
they may well be called insects.
Life is full of trials with an occasional conviction.
cock croweth, but the hen delivereth the goods
There are lots of people about nowadays with a keen sense of rumour. A man should certainly love all mankind, but if he gets to loving all wonane
kind he is only looking for trouble.
Mostmen do not wke up to find thenelves famous. They usually dream
arefamous, then wake up.
at is the difference between a Scotsman and a coconut? You can get a
drink out oRa coconut.
question is, iowomen dress to please men or to annoy other women. A man may be able t write a sensible love letter, but he never does. Some cynic has said that threaeason whyten should be restricted to one
wifibis because no man can serve t s.
Men are like fish: neither would get ito trouble, if they kept their mouth shut A pessimist is a man who When iced ith two evils chooses both.
-tleeted from "What Chters" by Ralph Frost
4 THE OUTLOOK
Chris mas At Quarter-Foint
by Theadore E. Aguilar
T was Christmas Eve night and there seats, and dispersed in little groups. In
was great hurrying along the muddy the meantime, the little foreman, with truck paths of Quarter-Point Ma. a tipsy auxiliary of labourers, all adepts hogany Camp that emptied themselves in the manly art of adulterati )n, were into the labourers' hall where the dance busy preparing the first round. 'of the season was about to begin. In it during this interval that somea few minutes the place was crowded. one expressed her surprise that Adina Multicoloured curtains fluttered grace. Bliss was not present. fully in the breeze. Broad strips of This remark immediately became a ribbon, red, yellow, blue and green, question of great moment among, the hung suspended horizontally the full ladies. length ofthe all forming a glorious "What?" said a gaunt middle-aged lady
colour Beneath, hung a dozen lat- wearing a black flat crowned hat,
s ring faithful to the occasiou. ."Adina should be ashamed of herselt, In the cnr of the hall was a low my dears, to be strutting aroud like a platform on which stood a large Christ. young pullet when her grandchildren as tree with dangling ribbons that are old enough to marry my eldest bore a great multiplicity of cohune nuts daughter. Shame! Shame, I say. She wrapped in coloiured cellophane. is- disgrace to our sex No wonder At the entrance, beneath an arch of t young rascals of this generation cohune palms, stood the gangforeman ia no respect for gray hairs." At and his wife, greeting the g this, the lady flounced contemptuously,
horting them to enjoy themsv raving out her hands. hi was her
'The orchestra, which blasted a bass, undoing.ws
a trombone, i clarinet, a banjo, ai nd He nd kerchief fell in ball to the two guitars, was in a corner of the aff, flood a young man, fishing to be painfully fighting for a start. At last as plite as possible, took it by one L i y the ore 't his un-i
Lippy, the orchestra leader, stood ,up.c handed it to her. This unThis was the signal to begin o and something fell
Carefree couples, yoptgd old man picked it up saygracefully round the polis s in your handkerchief,
their spirits floating on the drarn a bars of 'White Christmas'. boy?" retorted the
Again the music play Each think I am playing with
terval was punctuated with thud clapping of hands and the sound, rnig ter companions, she said,
voices yelling to Lippy to "give'e, th hadd iou about these young
stuff." 1amp I ign my dears, the auda.
After several encores the gentlemeu city! To m that I dropped that." gallant ed the ladies back to their T hat was a crumbled half smoked
CHRISTMAS AT QUARTER-POINT 5
cigarette. Strong men stumbled and were proud
We might here observe that despite of it .. . then became touchy . .. the gaunt lady's sevra critcism, Adina Everybody was having 'em time of his Bliss was a sociable, and thoroughly life. Adina was burning then out as fast lovable old soul. She was a bit over- as they twirled her. No man could ensprightly for her age,yes, and a regular core with her as the wild music sounded busybody, but this was merely being The dance wore on. faithful to the traditional social customs Then it was midnight. of Quarter-Point and to the unwritten "Give us a midnight waltz," cried a co dments of mahogany camps in humble looking individual to LiDpy.
. "No midnight waltz", bellowed a rufdiscussion of the gaunt-lady. fian, grabbing the humble-looking man
h-the black hat group and the other by the throat. "This is Christmas, and activities of the moment were suddenly we want pure hotness. And if we arrested by a great shouting and cheer- don't get it I am going to break up
at the entrance, this dance."
Here she comes, clear the way, "Who will break up the dance?" someshouted the men outside as a female one wanted to know fiure fought its way through the ador- "Me!" retorted the ruffian, picking up log crowd. It was Adina Bliss. She the humble-looking man and throwing shok off the struggling mass and him into the crowd. soutied to Lippy who was leaning What need for more? Women screamagainst the rails, "Come on, wowla,, ed, and rushed out. Old men faded. get out o' you coil, and gi' me some- The orchestra disappeared. Only the ths bo)." fittest remained.
Lippy unrolled hs fat length and In a moment the hall was a rolling,
iscrinet his lips. The hall foaming, cursing mass of straining bodrg to Ife as the rolling rhythm of ies. Every man for himself.
rumba i .ssu6d. Some one yelled "Police "
The dance now began in earnest. Ifn another moment the hall was
The -gentlemen were already tipsy empty.,
from repeated sessions at the 'bar' and The rickety, aging policeman susoccasional tots from bottles hidden in veyed the damages of the night. mut-he tree-trunks and a dozeapther hid- tering to himself, "Doggone trouble ing places round the hall. The adiawith mahogany work. Thank God Ah had sipped lemonade and home brew nevah come-in time." and were in high spirits. He ambled over to the Christmas tree
And so these couples danced and which had been knocked over in the danced with a dizzying rapidity, swing- battle royal and ,beneath which he saw ing, rolling and swaying to the inspiring a huddled figure lying. music of Lip~py and his crew. Num. "Ah, sah,' groaned the huddled fiher after number was played aknoot gure, "what Ah sold you 'bout dem without intermission. Bottles we r e young scamps? No respect fo gray hairs publicly passed from mouth to mouth They told me it was lemonade, and...
6 THE OUTLOOK
The President's Christmas Message
SGood Christian men rejoice
Christ was born to save
Once again we celebrate the birthday of Our Iord and King: we rejoice as all Chistian people do when we remember that it is only through Jesus Christ that our salvation isprocured; we rejoice because there remains a sure hope., in a si ple faith and in simple living; we rejoice bcause we are once more invited to join in warfare against sin
Christmas reminds us, too, that there can be no substitute; no.psychological data no philosophical theories, however pleasing, and no sociological survey however convincing can save man from his impure motives and his self-centre
ess but this is not enough. Man's heart must be changed and he mst cce the Gospel of Salvation which Jesus brought, along with the ethical conduct Which His teachings compel. Too long has the world tried other methodsand other ways! The Churche's way is the eight one and men should followit itt however the Church's prime duty to Qaeh this Gospel of Salvation and n other; the sins of our times which have ached tremendous proportion must be condemned.
Christ brought no easy gospel, Hd i the total personality, surrendered consecrated, and dedicated I od and the cood of every huma
On this happy oc ion I send greeting p Ay readers. Mayou be i spired by happy memories and delighitfl re1unns; may your horhv reflect th Love of Him who was born on ti-first Chsistmas Day and ra all who cal themselves Christians determine as pever before to live victoriouly over sin an hate.
My thoughts and heart shll be qdiras in your festive ties and worship; and v s armth of cordiality an
love which you know to give s N tng in family worship with yo
in the Church of Christ...
May your Chri Iy and holy one.
God spik otsd far and near,
in pea dfriews most dear
From it sent clear
A fs1 ofCristmas love.
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THE OUTLOOK 7
The Sea Is Home
by N. A. Lainfiesta
O us at some period comes the urge ing, tireless, insatiate sea in ridges of to tear away from old moorings. white and brown, forming rollers, curvWhen it comes to you, may I suggest ing channels and shoals, quivering andi that you turn to the sea-believe me colorful,. Sands of gold sloping in to therell be no regrets. shallow water of grey and green which
on the deep the sailor sees the in turn merges into darker green then works and wonderts of the Lord, he purple as the depth increases. hears the melody of the winds singing There are those creatures to wbom
theiggings, he warms himself in the the sea is home, The rainbow- hued
t c un, sees queer things and kingfish; the shining wahoo or queenplaces, enjoys strange exhilaratingex- fish with its blue and silver bars; that erinenes. airy and feathery creature so buoyant
But if you turn to the sea for rex- and swift-the flying fish; ithe barraperice and education choose sailing cuda combining terrific speed and unips No real knowledge of the sea believable ferocity to produce a flashiS gained otherwise. The tourist and ing tiger of the sea; the quivering pale
teamship passenger is separated from green bonefish staring at you with huge he elements. He is closed off from -black eyes, its long thick roun4 body reality aind insulated from nature. de- crossed and barred with blazing tripes,
liberately Such aj condition is arttfi- its broad tail curling upshowing laveni se d soft, and damnably dull. der tits on a background of brilliant
xperiee withtbe elements breeds blue truly a fit portrait of the mystehumwility, h e re is amazement at rious life and beauty of the ocean.
as colossal confidence as he tries to It is these, proving so continuous a harness nature's forces to transport stimulant to w-nder whichSo separates
himself acro .ast distances, and at a life at sea from weariness or boredom.
bis stgdousgratitude in being so Time takes on a quality, peculiar and una pethiative ot-the works of our immeasurable.
Master Creator, for nothing so proudly The sea becomes home. Nothing matdisplays His wonders a dep trs. Your world shrinks to sea and sky.
The sailor sees the great Edid K eomure possessed with an irresti
ollers, he breathes in the deep soft ble urge to go on forever dipping and? cent from off the sea he feels its rolling over the waves. Your ship devecharo and mystery and might. The lops a personality of its own, swinging sunrise is always glorious-silver and over the sea with a carefree rhythm that old bursting over aifloor of level and brings joy to the heart and freedom to wrinkling blue; and when the sun shines the spirit i dazzles the eyes, warms and unlifts However, it is not always ease and the spirit. Then there are the reefs peace. An angry sea can make life hard Showing themselves against the crawl- and wearisome to the body, depressing
1o CHRISTMAS CHORDS
Mendellsohn. The musical verses of all peoples is the ancient and majestic Luke inspired this beautiful paean" "0 come all ye faithfuld." This hymn "And suddenly there was with the angel was originally written in Latin and is a multitude of the heavenly host prais- ofte sung in Latin even now. In ing God and saying, Glory to God in musical circles it is still called by its the highest, and on earth peace, good Latin name, "Adeste Fideles." It was Will towaid men." first sung in France and it is thought
Theunsurpasingy beautithat the author was musician to some and tone of "It cames beautiful theme wealthy French family and wrote this la ton of f "pon the midnight stately song for Christnas services in the
clear" look forward to a time when the family chapel. It is a most thrillin angels' message would come true and all hymn to use at the beginning of Christ peoples would live peacefully and happi- mas services and carol inging and ther ly together. It was an American minister, are few more heartwarming moments Edward Hamilton Sears, who penned the than when this majestic hymn is used as rich verses of this beloved hymn. a processional, swelling from the joyou
But the favourite Christmas hymn of throats of a vested choir. ,
Before thkindred dust from which I sprang
Reclaims my birtt pay the debt of life,
I wish to add one symbol to the tongue
That patriots use I wish to dedicate,
In humble praise, these crude unworthy lines-s
Symbolic of the love I feel-to thee,
Honduras mine! Thou pride of Baymen's heafts.
Herewith I congregate all reverent thoughts
Of tfie,.and pra tht nerer dan 41H1 break
Nor twilight atlVtti shag/ wafRffo thee,
Deservedly, the blsig itihat they boear,
(Jntil the streams of Time shall cease to flow
Renewing, then, my pledge of loyalty Ard services I bid thee stand
Secure for God& ant right: Democracy.
Theodlore E. Aguilar
This Beautiful Country Of Mine
bv Bernice Cain
Real are the thoughts that linger,
Sweet the sounds and sublime,
To enchant the love-lorn singer
In this beautiful country of mine.
There's much to be seen in its forest
As I ramble from time to time,
The sweet-smelling odours, the rarest,
In this beautiful country of mine.
Bewitched by the moonlight so glorious,
My heart peals out a chime
Like the bells so great and melodious
In this beautiful country of mine.
As I travel the districts, North, South, and West
:: There are variouspple I fn:
The Spaniard, the Carib, the Kekchi, no less
In this beautiful country of mine .
proudly I think of the bravery
Enclosed in the history so fine
Of those brave old Baymen's victory
ii this beautiful country of mine.
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
12 THE OUTLOOK
Familiar Scenes By Philip Phumbles Designed to (Please, Educate, and Enter'tain
THREE WAYS To SPEND CHRISTMAS
The scte is hny scene:- a room, a saloon booth, the street, or just anywhere or nowhere at all. If a room, FLIP and TIP are seated around a table conversing; if otherwise they are fcing each other, BLIP joins them.
It Is C~hristmas Eve niight.
Flip: What do you think, Blip? Blip: What about?
Flip: Tip thinks that the best way to spend Christmas is to treat the day like
an ordinary Sunday.
Blip-'How do you think it should be spent ? Flip: Drinking.
Blip: Drinking? Well,- drinking is al right in a way, though I at mnore in:'
favour of eating. I say mix the two. What do you say, Tip?
Tip: But why spend it in either dpnkog or eating; it's an ordinary day, isn't'
it? I say pass it cheerfuly but quietly.
Blip: Look, Tip, you will have' to spend Christmnas the way w smd it, you:
know,.Tip: I don't know that. But I'll tell you what:each of you give mea
demonstraion of the manner in which you wold, like us to spend
Christmas, adIl eiewihi. Blip; Agreed. Agreed, FilFlip: Right, agreed. I'll begin. Tip: Go ahead.
F:lip It is Christmas Eve, and I'eben, drinking since the beginning of the
FAMILIAR SCENES 1 Tip: Yes; what were you drinking since the week began?! Flip: Strong drinks why? Tip: Go ahead.
'Fip: With my arms around my two drunken friends, Tip and Blip, I support them towards the nearest barroom. Blip: Who was supporting who? ip: Pushing open the door, I glare. at the drunken wretches inside some twenty-odd or so of them-then swaggering up to the bar, I drink every
one of their healths, wishing them a Merry Christmas at each glass
And so we drink in Christmas and drink through Christmas and drink out Christmas, anZt to every maid we see we give the'Christmas cheer and the Christmas glare, and drink, drink, drink until New Years's
night, ITip- -end upPFip: -in bed.
TP: Very interesting; let's hear you now, Blip. Blip: It is Christmas Eve night and I am hurrying home with a present for
the old ladyTp ih old lady?
: y Wife, Of Course. I find Emma Tip: Who's mma?
ip: My wife, of course-I find her stuffing the turkey while the ham and the
Spotatoes ar biling;Flip: Capital. Wh Y o you do?lip: I watch her for awhile, a then somehow I get into the spirit of the thing, and so putting a little fitsown to keep my spirits up, I say,
"Can't I help you?"
liP: Ha! ha! ha! And what does she answer?
lip: "Certainly," she says, handing me a very long knife and a bunch of very small onions, "certainly, you can help me cut up the onions for the sand-i
Fl: Ha! hal ha! And you cut them?
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Blip: Well, I try; but somehow before I am halfway through the first 6nion I seem to lose the spirit of it,-I don't know why, perhaps it might be because the juice from the onion insisted on running up my eyes; I say it might be that, but I am not certain, mind you. All I know is that I sem
to lose the spirit of it, and as no amount of spirits going down seem able
to send my spirits up, I decide that perhaps it would be more in keeping
with .the spirit of Christmas if I just sat by and watch her work? Tip: Do you sample anything?
Blip: 'Well-when she's finished we go into the dining room, and oh boyl the smtells that greet may nostrils, the-sights that greet my eyes!-The cakes and
lemni~ade-Flip: -the tarts and sweetsBlip: Yes. And the ham and the turkey-ahp: t the Mterials for the saadsBlip; -and the materials for the sandwiches IFlip: -and the apples and grapes and'pear-, and other fruits-.
Blip: Yes sir; anid do you know-you mightn't believe it, but it's true that seeing
all these things and smelling all those things at the same timesoaitounds' me, that it takes mne a whole second to decide what to sample first and;,
~tip wha to ampl lat- nt th-$~gtes iso w ake tem ou Flip: Where 'were the children, all this time?, Blip; Sleeping; buti on$ch angtas- thisth lgesoudwkshm;o we walk very 9fel w aki hses,- eg nothe parlour t.
arrange the toys. 1 edQt -y ~t e of the little motor cars.
Flip: You shouldn't do that, you know. Blip: I know; it masEm ric; butI show_. her that I arn, holding tlV
springs and whisper that I' very careful '7 Flip Well, it you are careful, its afl fgt
Blip: I am careful; only it happens' that. as-I am easing it down gingerly, aluck would have it, my fingers slip off' th springs, and it makes such a noise that I drop it and it goes screanming all over the place knocking against tables and chairs, which makes. Emima holdtiher head in agony,>
FAMILIAR SCENES .
and cover her cars with her hands; while I in trying to catch the culprit
-, of a car upsets two chairs and a table in the process.
F liP; Then wfiat happens?
Blip: Well the noise stops; and Emma looks reproachfullyat me, and I look Spenitently at Emma, and we both hold our breathsafnd listen intently
for any sounds from the bedroom.
Flip: What happens next day: Christmas Day? Blip: Christma; Day. Plip and Tip anJ all my friends and my friends' friend
Come to Wish me Merry Christmas, aud then I get out my drinks and
Emma gets out her eats,P liP And do we eat the eats?
- hlip Well, somehow the men seem to prefer my drinks to Emma's cat, and
so I say, "Charge yonr glasses, boys," which they do, and everybody is
whip: drink BliP: -when it is discovered that Emma's glass hasn't been charged. My: And you charge it for her, of course.
P- Well, I am about to do so, but she ays, "Oh I don't think I'll take anything, yet."
Flip:- Just like a woman. Sur.ly a little wine won't hurt her.
Blip: Just what the men say; and to prove it our little friend Flip'drinki three full glasses of wine in three gulps, with no visible effectFlip: That convinces her, of course. i :Yes, she is convinced, and says, "All right, I'll try a little, then, not much. After thi ttle Flipglves the toast, during which he saysFlip: Mrs. Blip, Mr. Blip, G ent-"" Blip:A great deal of nothing, and ends.Dp~by wishing everybody, Flip: A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Blip: To which everybody answers, "Hear! hear.," and empty their glasses and fill them up and empty themn again, and fill and empty them again a great
Tip Very splendid demonstration, boys; in fact, so splendid that I find it diffi
16 1HE OUTLOOK
cult to decide between the tw3; but there are just a few points I should like cleared up before I decide -first: Flip, I take it that you can drink
any amount and still stay sober?
Flip: Oh, certainly, certainly. All I have to do is mix ten parts water with one
part rum, and lie flat on my back for half an hour after each drink, and
I can go on the longest spree and be the soberest man in the world.
Ti p: Very good; that's settle d. Now Blip, have you a wife?
Blip: No-but I can get one.
Tip: Oh, but we wouldn't want to inconvenience you, you know. B Jip: Oh, no inconvenience at all. In fact, I would be deiighted to make a
little sacrifice to accomodate my friends; well only need her for the Christ
mas season, won't we.
Tip Thats for you to decide, my friend. How about the children?
Blii: The children? Well,- I suppose I can borrow a few, for the season Tip: Good. Now boys, I've decided that both of your plans are excellent
ways of spending Christmas; and lest we should lose the benefit f any one of them, I'vedecided that we shall adopt both plans. Flip, you who are a gjeat drinker, but undrunkable, will paint this town red for us, ad still stay sober (if you can); you, Flip, will borrow a wife and children to enter tain us, returning the after Christmas (if you can). Come on boys, let
Flip: You are sure we'll be able to stay sober, aren't you? Tip: Certainly, didn't you yourself say s
Flip: Oh, I am not worrying about myself, I am used to it, But I wouldn,
like to be because of you boys getting the habit, you know.
Blip: You are sure w, to return the wife a children after Christmas, aren't you?
Tip: Well, you said yo would. Of urs are scaredBlip: Oh I am not working a f, I wouldn't mind her staying; but
you see I wouldn't likeyo o to hve your conscience bothering you;and to have you saying t UoSelf,_ "We got him into this.
Tip: Both your fears are ill-founded, I promise ou tht if we get drunk we
woi't blame you, Flip, and w ce tainlywon't batl ourselves if Blip's
wife insists on staying with him. So, that's settled No, let's go.
* + . + : : + + :i( i ..... : S
FAMILIAR SCENES if
Flip & Blip: (Together) Suppose-(They stop). Blip: (o ahead.
Flip: No, you.
Blip: Tip, suppose we adopt your plan. Flip: Yes, your plan.
Tip: My plan?
Blip: Yes, you see we wouldn't want to be too selfishFlip: So we'll spent it your wayBlip: Yes, we'll give it a trial for this year at least. Tip: Very well boys; if you really want to spend it my way, I am willing. Blip: We do, we do, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Flip: We do, we do; let us drink and be, imerry, and be q-u-i-e-t!
(First Pre,ented in December, 19 4, at the S.JL.S. Chistmas Fnctin)
Punctuation amounts to a good deal at times. For instance, what aworld of difference there is between a woman who is happily married and a woman who is, happily, married. Then there's the case of Abfman who proposed the toast,
Woman without her man would be a savage." And was horrified to read next morning in the paper "Womanwithout er Man,would I e.
lisha. He had some.beats and he live&1hiwave, Some bows tormented him ia sohbe said, "If yo keep on throng oes at me, Il turn the bears on
you and they'll eat you up And they didad he did and the bears did."
A newspaper announced tN deathbfJohn Jones, who, it turned out, wasn't
d ext day thisappeared, Yesterday we were the first to publish tha death of John Jones. Today we are the first to deny the report. The Morning Star is always in the lead."
by G. W. Plummer
'Tis better to possess a star
Though far surpassing yon skyline,
Than cherish things that oftimes mar The peace and progress of the mind.
In deep vibrations of the sou!
- Doth lie triumphant happiness;
Aixed ambition to a goal-The living symbol of success.
Yet thoughts are many; ideals few,
Misled by many vagranies,
Haye] eft through time amid the dew
>Long unstricken threnodies.
> 1'No ideal flickered bythe breeze
Shall nestle in reality.
Where dreams at waketime fade and cease,Shall fanciful ideality.
Aim high and true thou thinking mind;
Explore th rei yet unknown,
Bring down to eat and sad mankind J
Sway thou, 0 man, to Him Triad,
Voyage thine soul with greater zeal;
ought set in the hand of God
Beoe pearl in man's ideal,
If. thou: dot-ai t_" .....n u
When thine efforts b have been,
'Tis a sacred glorious failure,
For just conscien speks within.
I'll seek a beacon in tke sky,
Than aim at floating ships of gold
I'll tend with shepherds. stars on high,
And pour forth jewels from my soul.
StAR UNSEEK i9g
Soft, ling'ring petals move in strain
As their soothing balm I feel;
Warbled slow, on a distant plain,
By the muses of ideal.
Oh! thou ideal, star unseenThrough darkness yet to glow;
How poor the soul without a dream,
In heaven and below,
Experience is the name most men give their follies and their vexations.
Chance will not do thewok:
Chance sends the breeze,
But if the pilot slumber at the helm
The very wind that wafts is towards thie port,
May dash us on the shelves, o
Povert- consists in feeling poor.
Go,~ mser, go, for ucre sell thy soul;
Truck wares forwars', and truge from pole t le,
That men sy may when thou artdead an o,
"See what a h lfyson
Anybody can start a m with himself.
"'One of the illusions is that the preen our is not the the critical, decisive our, Write it on yur iat that every day is the best day in the year."
o THE OUTLOOK
4Ani echo travelling back to
.1 r First VGlriatmas
By Branstan S. Clark
SUBLIME EVENTS THE JOURNEY
ARVELOUS events have taken Here is Christmas Eve. The sittingplace though some of these room is gay with the season's graces have often been disguised by There is warmth in it both with wild the slow process of time. The earth flowered cushions and with that which which bears ice now at the poles on-e is bred by the years among human beflamed with the heat of the Sun. Living ings. Take ty hand, let us forth like creatures came gradally forth from the "wise men with a staff not into the soil Sometimes these events are sudden alleyways of licence, though this is the as when the moon leapt from the earth chance for excesses condoned at no and a fearful flooding followed. On other time, through the twiight ot our* these occasions man is brushed aside. parents' time we speed, through the An awful pageant of grandeur accom- deepening shades of superstition until
ies the stupendus changes it is we come to Rome. Then we lave the
only latr that man's science can collect palace of the Caesars which for a short the fragments from which fancy may while is peaceful. rekindle the flame of life. Sometimes "No War, or battle's sound,
a stream of beautiful rapture over Was heard the world around;
whelms the senses we shudder with joy, The idle spear and shield were
and then the mind which knows all high uphung" things are possible awakes to the know Out, out we fare; far past the silent ledge of a sublime event. And vet such Roman co lumns, into the chilling desert vas the drama of the birth, of Christ Draw tight your coat, the cripness of which is the greatest event of man's your breathin"g is our on1 sound, for day. But the glory of these preludes ,A is calm, al is bright."
shrouds the event with a mist of disbe- Justnow, you saw a peasant pair hasting in silence through the desert
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS 21
ocean, transfixed In the stygian dark- ed. As the reflected glow fades off the ness. About you two or three white-tur- hillside a frightened ram turns its eye baned figures merge like ghosts into the and you stare simply back. warm earth of this cold hilltop A few seconds later. On your right
THE DRAMA / moved a faintly trailing star; it shot in
The stars above too, they quiver. The to flame like a comet then paused for spaces shake. Slowly a bright, southeast an instant, a small cross poised betwixt ern star spreads open in a ring and the earth and heaven. Three wise men within; solid tiers like the rainbow rise from another country arrived before but far clearer than the light of the sun the rough-hewn manger. By lantern A splendid choir of valiant angels stands. light inside it they lay their treasures forth in the night. A voice, noble but on the straw-gold, frankincense and familiar, sounds over the velvet silence myrrh. The quiet incense filled the "Glory to God in the highest and on room, the shepherd boys wished that arth, peace to men of goodwill." they too could offer something. Mary,
Immediately music follows. Here is who had voiced before the cry of every the tone of practised wood, the strain creator in travail, kept still more in her of singing strings and the melody of understanding heart. pure metal cast in one. It echoes frorn A few more nights roll by, each reone bank of the sky to the other and dealing a dream that continues the at intervals a strange and supreme nvel. The furious Herod, balked by hord echoes from the depths. The one of these, sends forth the sword. crd echoes from the ,depths. The
rows of light and colour move with the Then on this night in Rama i heard music, and through it all the parle of a voice of wailing and loud lament. A human voices ranges like ripples with lucky little fugitive finds his way into their glassy shadows on a saIndy pool Moss' Egypt. His father was silent, His
Sunshine. Lie back with the sihep- mother's eye was glazed like a reflecting
herds star. But He wailed because of the
"When such music sweet deserts chill.
Their hearts and ears did greet Ring out, wild bells, from ancient As never as by mortal finger steeple and tower, flare up the crimson struck, tongue of fame-framed in the cozy furitInvinely warbled voice nace, tremble,ah, polished radio with a
Answeringlthe st ri d mesage which none can speak. The
As all then souls in bi turkey spreads its savour, again
re t ok: t livly wines gurgle. Yon motley
The air, such pleaure loatht crodrifts forward down the narrow
ose, ight blotched street, and few are those
With thousand echoes still pro- ho nither know nor care that it longs each heavenly close." should be their last. This patched
We cease trying to believe our senses jilflutters in the hill wind with ai A hidden hunger awakes and vanishes. spirit greater than time or place-an Though we know not when the scene impulse-a wild echo travelling back was changed we are sure it has not end- to the first Christmas..
22~ IHE OUTLOOK
What Greater Love?
by H. E. C. Cain
W H AT greater love than the love of life,
The beauty which living brings.
The newborn babe in its infant strife,
And its thousand baby things.
The early dawn with its twilight dew,
T he stars ending one by one,
The fairy lights which made last night new
Ar going, many have gone.
The stir of life on the town's far side,
The echoing crow of a cock,
A horserman taking a morning' ride, The l ud, deep strokes of the clock.
The dancing flashes of golden light
As the sun peeps over the top.
I yawn and stretch and gaze at the sight
As if I could never stop.
The ringing of bells in the old church tower,
Organ music fIlling the air,
The drone of a bee from flower to flower,
A bird's song here and there,
The rambling massf an organ hymn,
Thesimple h prayer
Of simple folk giving thanks to Him,
"0 Lord, we beseech Thee hear,"
A walk by the seaside's salty spray,
Refreshing and cool and pure:
Al souls give thanks for a lovely day,
Adaehapp y evermore. ,
The .waves fm the faoff deep,
So thewaves rrows never sleep,
They are ever coming home.
The crack of a driver's. whip who drives
An invigorated -beast.
The empty rumble of hurnan lives
Wanting Nature's human Yeast.
The bark of a dog full orlife's glad joy,
The glory of living today,
The love of life in his canine eye, ~Things hii dumb lips cannot say.
WRAr GREATER LOVE?
The love of life brings a life of love, There's faith in each new tomorrow. For yesterday's triumphs lead above, To withstand a future sorrow. The love of music's heartwarming strains Can bring balm to a wounded soul, Can help to banish unworthy stains, Can encourage towardsife's goal. An artist's love is the love of loves,
- Giving all that is best in man. He is gay or sad as his soul behoves, He brings hope whene'er he can. A painter delving in paint and brush, Portraying life's simple things: Trying to capture a twilight hush, Or a maiden as she sings. A worker in wood or stone as he makes The things which his keen mind sees: The Apostle kneeling as he takes From his Master the Holy Keys. The poet, the weaver of magic themes, He speaks in a wonder tongue: He tells the tales of a man who dreams. His life is a life of song.
The music of masters echoing loud Across centuries of time. They tell of the yearnings of the crowd, They speak in a voice sublime;, Oh, what would the world be without the touch Ofthe Mastr's-enlivcning hand? The touch of beauty can mean so much, It can mae ater land. Whtt greater h t love should die
To keep its life s
Such o'erwhelming love is the strongest tie 'Tween earth ad the heaen shore.
24 TrHE OUTrLOOK
Should auld acquaintance be .forgot, and never brought to mind
Should auld acqu.aintance be forgot, and days ofauld long synte
A S we enter the twilight of 1946, the councillors hacked and tore at, A- we must take stock of the broad figures until the alarming estimated ex6utline of the events that made penses and the revenue were both levthis-year, if not a prosperous or happy elled at the safe sum of $2,710,177 in a one, an indisputably outstanding one. tedious t w e I v e -hour sitting. Th
GOviRNMENT chief reductions occurred in Public
tDurics g this year the course of poli- Works, several new projects bein
tics was charted for British Honduras postponed past 1947'.
by a legislative council, composed of a THE Ps iPiR
governor, a colpnial secretary, an attor- The greatest topic of social interest
new general; and on the unofficial side; is the prevalence of many forms
four nominated and six elected mem- gambling that have been acuate b
during the second half of the year bookmaking on the panarma lottery,
affairs of the council were conduct- but as 1 946 dies there have not
ed by 12 Hondurans and one Hondu- been any of the tremendous social u ran-reared gentleman. heavals predicted and as far a he perEasily the most outstanding event in manent effects can be ascertained it is
the field of politics was the Income Tax too early to form an intelligent o ion. > debate which ended in the governor's Two facts-,that thousands o dollar i passing the increased rates ver the. in savings have been withdr a
unanimous Opposition of the nine un. that unemployed as well as profitably
o ials present against thethree offi- employed persons of both' es and cials. The new rates subsequently re- all ages and aspirations 4 to en
c~ived the approval of the Secretary of -bookmaking-_are provig that the States for the Coonies, despite a pro- lure of easy money is too much for
testing telegram o he unofficials, who people who were formerly coent to had walked out 'of the c ber during dend upon t er ittiative, industry to d e The new s arxc ae oy combat the stress
the colony life. When thez authori1947. tistried, in 1945, to increase the penOn October 24th and z5th, the legis- alt forgambi5ng, public opinion pre
lature convened to approve the esti- vented the passage of the bill, but in mates for 1947, under the chairman- June of this year, Governor Hunter ship of the Acting Governor, the Hon. alled into being a commission on pubourable Mr. Arthur N. WoIffsohn, lie gambling which so far has not made O,B.E. Faced with the task of whitt- iunntuncemerl of its p r o g r c s s. In ing $2,876,756 in estimated expenditure' formed persons believe that upwards of to an estimated revenue of $2,773,142, $40,000 is spent weekly in gambling on
DIARY OF 1946 25
he Panama lottery in Belize alone, and Rita Lewis as Queen of the Bay, sel kethat it is not unreasonable to believe ed from among 16 entrants at a memhat several members of the local police orable ball; a stirring patrioic meeting force are ia close collaboration with that included rich songs by local come bookmakers. So far the lunatic posers and'the presentation of 50 medals end in gambling is the most outstand- and other prizes won in literary, musig effect of the migration of Honduran cal and art contests between 1942 and orkmen during the war years. 1945; and community singing on the
Slowly and painfully the buying pub.. ninth and paradesof adults and school Sof British Honduras realized that the children on the Tenth of September. lue of the dollar was declining. The usual track sports were held and ghlights in the tumbling of the dol- also a horse race meeting. Outside of Ito 51.02 cents were the rise in the Belize the celebrations were on a gay e it of milk, flour, sugar, and rice; the scale likewise. It must be noted that xhaustion of (the subsidy of $100,000 throughout the addresses of speakers in r 1946 six months before the end of the capital and the principal towns e year, and the increase in rents by numerous references were made in a dlords. caustic tone to the claim of Guatemala
n August and September public to British Honduras and it was reporteetigs were. held to determine the ed that prolonged cheers greeted the led'ss plan and ability to pay for the references.
stalla tion of a modern water system LABOUR
r Belize, and it was decided to raise On December 1st, 52 workers left Money through increasing taxes oT by Nation Wide Airways planes for the Rental value of buildings and on Brooks-Scanlon sa will in oley, c added value of 1a11 in the city. Florida, under a gentlemen's agreement is plan however dJ 1 )t meet with with the lumber company which had SSecretary of Stun for the Colonies employed several British Honduran 1tval and as the year dies, the war-workers for two years, With them ,ple of Belize are called upon to pro- went Kenneth C. Dunn, Esq., who was Ie an early and workable solution. an efficient labour supervisor for war As usual, the people of Belize forgot work and who was on his way to work hr manifold and alarming ,pblns with an employment bureau,, but had r weeks before the Tenth uccssfuly aided the Brooks-Scanlon
r and stirred by the nwn in drafting the British HonduSPatriotic Order of the r ,ra-wkers
aded community-singingand Diin the yar the Civil Servants
c preparations to celebrate th oii an increase on their war
lony's Day. bNu ich though not sufficient to
This year's celebration waste mo t ee problems caused by the skidjdoful since the 0lo31 hurrica t ad idollai was indicative of the results as marked by the entha iase forma- hat could be gained from concerted a of beautifully ~- essed. patriotic action and was a broad hint that the ubs the crownigf othe lOwv Mi h ome Government was preparing to-
26 iDIARY OF 1946
grant them more pay in the foreseeable present, at the Patriotic Meeting, the future. But teachers who had never song, "Honduras by the -Sea" (words fought their salary issue with the vigour by Edward Vorke and music by Philip and endurance of the Civil Servants S. Campbell,) received an ovation were not eligible for an increase in greater than any other cultural performtheir bonus though they were basically er during the year.
2. worse paid than the Civil Servants. Mesdames Louise McKay.and Kath
They were told that they could expect leen Watson Rowland continued to.
permanent raise in the near future, charm appreciative audiences with
but the hinted raise was not revealed, their fervent voices.
and so a deputation asked, that a bonus William Tillet, a powerful tenor, increase be handed to teachers; so far usually paired with Miss Wright, was no news has been announced about an outstanding performer. Applauded
the requested increase in the teachers' too were Messrs. Bertie Martinez anq...
bonus. Lloyd Menzies.
On November iith, the General The greatest tribute in the local music
Workers Union ordered 22 members at- world was reserved for "Chuchin tached to the United Fruit Company's Acosta who wrote the lyric and music shipyard in Belize to strike in protest of "Tribute to the -Baymen" which or atthe alleged refusal of the Company's, weeks before the Tenth of September
representative to pay rates agreed on. was sung, whistled, played, niarched* by the Union and other employers of and danced to, and continues to be a
ship carpenters. -The three week strike favourite dance and group-"singing
ended with the Company's representa- number.
tive agreeing to pay the rates. PERSONALiTI -MUSIC Mrs. Vivian Seay, M.B.E., who comWhile Concert music was suffering pleted 25 years- of leading the Black-alarming treatment at the hands of per- Cross Nurses and N u r se Evadneformers, dance music was faring better Lemott, B E.M., were the outstanding
up to late November. women of the year.
Inaugurated last November by Mr. Capt. M. S. Metzgen, O.B.E., continuCrispin Jeffries, song contests were con ed to promote patriotic activities.
k ined and at the Mar6 cotest the rHi PRESSmost sensational perfornir-wasI a girl The leading publications were The, crooner Milly Andrews, whose cooing Covent Girl a prim bi-monthly digest voice an6 original style were-admirable of school life; The Mangrove" a
Introduced last year*ovember 22- monthly review of St. John's College,
year-old Dhyllis Wright became the the Jesuit secondary school; "The most popular singer in the capital and Outlook described by a leading West her rich soprano trill earned applause Indian newsmagazine as "the pygmy in stage shows, concerts,- and balls with with the giant's brain among the classic as well as dance numbers. giants of the Caribbean press;" The Mrs Roslyn Pipersburg, selected to Daily Clarion" continued its sober re-
DIARY OF 1946 27
Porting of the local passing show. During the year several representatives
But the greatest gain of the year was of various religious bodies established made by the weekly "The Belive Bill- B r it i s h Honduras headquarters in board" which started out to be a shopp Belize. ing list and was turned into a brash AGRICULTURE
newssheet that goes to a calculated 10000 In April of this year an intensive readers each week, planting of rice and maize was done. to
RELIGION offset the threat of shortages in essen-i
The Roman Catholic community tial imported foods. Instead of the usual
suffered two great losses early this year 1000--odd acres of rice, some 3000 when Bishop William Rice, S J., and acres were planted throughout the Fr. Frank Tully, S. J -,headmaster of colony and it is calculated that the final St John s College, died within a few yield will be more than 2,000,000 lb, months of each other, after cornm- half of the colony's need for 1947. In paratively short illness. Fr. W. F. Topco and at Blair Atholl, the largest Moore, SJ. succeeded Fr. Tully and rice plots were planted and the total .,on the arrival of Fr Edward O'Donnell acreage which topped 1000 is said to S. J., news was made public that the re- yield some 1,500,000 lb. Both the building of St. John's College will soon rice and the maize campaign had cost begin. less than was anticipated and the ImIn August, Archdeacon R. A. F, port Controller was confident that the Pratt of the Anglican body was suc- $20,000 which had ocen earmarked for' ceded by the first local archdeacon. the food campaign would not all be 900 persons witnessed the induction of spent and that the cost of rice at least Archdeacon G. Rodwell Hulse M. A. could be kept from rising unntrollIn September, Miss D1). M, Long, who ably;
had served at St Hilda's College for 18 It has been noised that at Topco the years retired, and departed for England. farmers are preparing to conduct a n December 2nd; an Anglican Census grow-more-beans campaign now. Two f Belize began under the supervision facts stand out in a close analysis of Sthe Rev. Thornton Down, of St. the grow-more-food: campaign; when Mary's parish, who arrived in the the government supports farmers wisely, olony in July. much is effected for the eventual beneIn July the Rev. A. 4j fit ofthe colony and that the farmer's
Washington, D. C., a Bri sh Hon in ry is that he gets no definite
,rotestant pastor, visited the coloy pay envelope.
On Tuesday, December ad 'eera SPORTS
Albert Orsborn, C. B.E t he biggest sport events of the year
nal leader of the Sa y Arm the renewal of the Golden Gloves
ccopanied by Brigadie Giment Incidentally, the best
major Goddard, and Colonel and rs ig boutof the year was the3-round am arrived in Belefor a nd 48 contest between Attley Morales, 112i
r visit. He had corne to prepare and Philip Myvett, 117, that ended in
e 1947 campaign in British Hondtras. a knuck-out by Morales in the third.
28 DIARY OF 1946
In their first fight, Roy "Terror," five games.
Cadle, 141, lost to Simon Lucas, 143, in The turf championship of the year a disappointing tout on October 18th, rested with Gloria, Anthelus, owned by but on November 15th in a Poppy Day the late Gloria Canton and then by her fight, Cadle at 136 drubbed Lucas, 145 sister, the late Grace Canton. The in ten rounds. chestnut filly won the Wolffsohn 5-furThe4nost thrilling cricket season in long Cup and several first places at the the last eleven years was won by the New Year Day and Easter race meet Rovers in a close race with the R. E XI, ings, after a disappointing pet formance the Cambridge, and the Sussex teams on Boxing Day. On November 17th, the Crimson As the year creeps to its death-bed
football club defeated Aguilas Negras comes news of a bigspit in the tur of Corozal in a tough, fast game 3 the Sporting Four Committee, had bee goals to to earn the undisputed cham- divided into the Belize Turf Club and pionship of thegast season. The Sporting Four Committee, and both SY. A. had defetd 4e C. A. C. of sides were deciding to hold races. The Stano Creek 2 to 0 during the Easter d body waspreprng a ing Day
ThM. .. and a New Year Day programme and
The M. Y. A. Jr won the juniorup a pro championship for the football season the new boy was awing gramme for Saturday, January 4th,
of l146 by winning its fifth successive gr. efo ay
of six scheduled games, on Dec- 19 swe47, ya
ber 10th, with the amazing score of And so we greet the new year wth a
11 goals fdr and only I against in the fond smile and high hope.
AN is endowed with'intelligenc, the capacity to think, to learn, to
benefit by the experience of others, But he is not endowed", kiow-.
ledge. That, he must acquire for himself. Knowldge isso g the world always needs That'is why those who possess it are so eagerly sought, why they are the only ones who get ahad why they accomplish so much and have the capacity for enjoyingso ch. Looking backward does not lead t. progress. Looking ahead is the firststep towrd getting*ahead.
President, International Correspondence Schools
Toward A Better Outlook
rTHE Outlook goes to I awyers, Doctors, Heads of Government Departments, Members of theLegislature,the
City Council, and District Town Boards, Commissioners. Ministers of Religion, Teachers, Nurses, Policemen, Clerks, Chauffeurs, Trades men, students, Labourers, Dray. men, Scavengers and Farmers. All these readers have testified enthiriasticallyto the keen enjoyment and lasting profit they receive from the packed pages of The Outlook.
The Outlook also goes to readers in more than fifteen foreign countries. Throughout this year several outstanding WestIndian and English magazines and newspapers made favourable comments on The Outlook; recently the Secretary of the S J. L S received a letter from Baghdad, Iraq asking for more info marion on the Society. Ihese facts are indicative of the manner in which The Outlook is helping to lace British Honduran life and thought on the world scene.
As its second year of publication comes to an end, The Outlook, with its small, but representative reading audience stands confidently on the threshold of international rrin, ence, and the Editors take pleasure in announcing plans an improved Outlook in 1947.
The mermbners of the St. John's Literary Society are gr ful to th3se subscribers whose encouragement andsu d-le eight issues of The Outlook possible. The Outtook F sa non-profitable cultural enterprise, dedicatedtotheybtrp se of providing an outlet for the literary and culturatalnt of the people of British Honduras, and a medium fr the
Impartial discussion of local and regiaal proAt the outset every effort was made to place the subscrip tion within the reach ofIall adduring 1947 the subscripti Jo will be retained at the low figure of fifty cents per anf -- In order to implement plans for the impnoverrent of The Outlook, a vigoeis subscription campaign will be
'ched early in 1947.
:But these plans need the conti edco-operation of every aaer of theOutlook: ad so we beg each subsciber to elpin extending the eircdltion of The Outicok by sendig us the name of at least one likely subscriber or by.. obtaining one subscriber for us In this way subscribers will be aiding materially in getting an improved Outlook at Sthe same low cost of FIFTY cents a year.
THE NATIONAL QUARTERLY'
Freedom from Want -.
Archives of the S. J. L. S.................2
Chrisunias at Quarter. Point .. Theodore E. Agut ar 4
The Rrsident's C~hristmas Message......... .. .. ..6
The is Home .. .A anisa7
Christmas Cords..........Pi~ip C.ampbell,
This BeuiWC unv of Minie ,Brnice Cain 1
Three~ 4y topend Christras Pilip Phw,4bIes 12.
~Star Unseen........... G-W i-mmn 1
The First Christmnas...............BrClark 20
Wha't 6'ieaiei Love? H. F, C. Cail 22
Dayof 1946 Leigh Pic hardsom ~24
2nd Year of Publication
~CH1AR1LES kA ES ,B is a slm, ruggedis handsomec man. in
Imid-rorties, hos e stern ileaesi a ~ bcen-i\idly illui rated thsyear.
It wa yroacidcn oguesswoik thlat he was put i nch3;%oAL te
Tole~pcegroingcampaign, for his initiative and industry. ha nb -ffrl operate a4fliving farm for seventeen years. 11-2 had, been a lubiri
tim andhad be- f. remnai at the sp)ra~ln io~ woksa ew years ago. Hi, aiity t get a jb douci an his skill in handji empfloyers and e Itp~oyees at 4-- heTpco nt works hd made his na.-n-, a bywor~d i ri Told distr~ct.
Threore, when the W iitaion decided early this yea to conduct a growmr-food campaign, he ws thoia choice for formn.
IUnder his guidance, the Topeo Farme igntd'0 acres of rice. which yielded some 1,500,000 pounds, valued at .$100,000, for a cost far below. the estimated $20,000 for the entire rice and maize campaign.
The colony owes a great debt to Charls Westby his aides, and the farmr for the magnificent way in which they rewarded the adminiistration s faith an~d for the astounding yield.
THE OUTLOOI proudly presents this brief tribute to Mr. C h arle Wesby
Published byr~he St. J hn's Litercary S c 7e. Pri:E dbt