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Mrs.. Jane Lowentbal,

Resetrch Institute for
the Study of .1an, -
1 62 East 18 Streetql1
,e1W york 10021, N..
U.* S *.A -aia Repesentati e:
0~t/ r. turner (London) Ltd.
Ij02 shaftesbury Ave, W. I


Virtthte "cusca -@omtte 'ortuaal -,
Editor- PHYLLIS SHAND ALL RE'"___


IV X *4 d v -.11- ------


thoughcs:.a ow1. y ,Do y a D:.

We have listened to a great many May
Day speeches in the past few years, but have
never heard any orator tac kle the
mounting problem of unemployment*.
Labour employer relations, yes conditions
of work, yes holidays with pay, industrial
accidents and many kindred subjects, B u t
never a hint that full employment should be
the aim of any Labour Government. Perhaps
it is because in Dominica the unemployed
man or, woman often has the solace of culti-
vating his little patch to provide partial suste-
naance that the very real increase in unem-
ployed young people is so litte remarked on.,
But believe me as Mr. Michael Manley
and Sir Arthur Lewis have show n n two
striking declarations this week it is the big-
g :st headache in the West Indies today.
We feel sure the Unions can come forward
, .ii some-useful remedial suggestions.
Cofihaut School's Fine Lead.

IN keeping, with the liberal practice
of great Eglish schools .such -as
Eton, Harrow ,ano Winchester, the
Principal of Colihaut Government
School (Mr. :.L.Sebsstian) has in-
vested most of the schools prize-:
money for 'School of the Year -
in subscriptions to all four local
newspapers. Thus pupils will have
the chance to read news qnd views.
from all stdes. "Dominicans, gen-
erally speaking, dc6not read enough
...the school should, above every-
thing else perhaps, make every
effort to cultivate in its pupils
a deep love for reading," says the
Head. Another practical prize pur-
chase. is an. electric iron so that
both girls and boys may learn the
neglected art of ironing. CONGRATS!


jP. 'S HOUSE BURNED
At dawn on Monday in theh eights above
Marigot, the 4 room house of Mr. Gusta
Timothy MaLBE;,,JP. was totally destroyed
by fire (oil lamp explosion). Mr. Timothy
fortunately escaped unhurt but all his posses-
sions including invaluable old books a n d
records, were destroyed, and at nearly 86 he
has to resume life without any of the comfort
of home.
'We greatly admire the integrity of this e,
cellent old gentleman who has done so muci
for fellow cizens, a ad we regretted
Governments refuel in t h e House t o
grant him a pension or allowance.
We therfo appeal to all mea.cad wQmea
who have a heart for this great sufferer to
give whatever they can spare towards t he
re-establishment of a little home for dear CF
Mr. Timothy. But huryl Time is not on our
side. Donations accepted in STAR"Ofli,
First on the rescue scene is An dot e who
has given $xoo. Grateful :thakst :
We shall acknowledge and forward giftL

" A en o un Kifled Jud9e"
SAN IOS Cal. AP)--A '
sawe4d-off ..hotg ldeaufi e
as the weapon thtt hited a
'awajypart of i judge's hEa S
in the Man County court-
house 0oogout was giaued
among. jurors yestieayt
the 4M4 x Devife lat'
-Edalier, a ba lisis eKper
had ,testified. that oate
wadding removed from theC
head of Superior Court n.
Judge Harod Haley was
fired from the guto. 1ti sae state yaMiists DavIa


The gun battle came aft4w
four armed blacks had taken
the judge,, a prosecutor and
tree women juross .-stagf
from a coWtrooin


--on trial for murder, kidnap
ad- con~pbStay-boght the
abotyat iwg ays bedofore th
aur. 7* 197,- bthootoutr ti
whih the Judg and three
abdWctor were san.


Part i of a Stimulating rticle on
BLACK POWER
by Anthony Lockhart see page 7


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COUNTING YOUR FREEDOM BLESSINGS by A~DROCLES
Last Thursday at Portsmouth the Government staged a function of
the formal handing over to the State of the sea patrol vessel which
it named "UKDOM". This craft, I understand, is a gift of the United
Kingdom Government and on hand to make the presentation was the Dep-
uty British Government Representative to the Associated States.
Among the ugly features of this ceremony -which, by the way,
was mainly boycotted by the adult population of Portsmouth -was the
faot that,despite the attendance of the Government Band, the British
National Anthem was not played, .even though a senior representative
of the British Government was present and taking part. From factual
accounts, the Band went down from Roseau ,to Portsmouth solely to play
the Dominica national song upon the arrival of the Premier. Not even
a few tunes to enliven the schob~ children of that town who formed
the bulk of the gathering. Can one believe that this kind of insult -
for such it is regarded in the realm of diplomatic relations was
deliberate? Yet this is a consistent attitude of the Government.
Please do not blame the Band: they take their instructions from the
Government.
Another confusion took place ii the course of the speeches. The
Mayor of Portsmouth, knowing the susceptibilities of his people,
tried to play down the anti-smuggling duties of the new high-powered
and well equipped vessel, but in his speech the Premier did, not hide
this main purpose to which the craft will be put. This is hot likely
to,give much joy to the community of Portsmouth. Naturally, in the
course of his speech, the Premier played his usual game of North
,versus South. He was not even ashamed in the presence of the British
Representative to claim credit for the schoolswhich Britain and
Canada have been giving to this State those past few years, as indeed
to the other Associated States. He tried to make the innocent chil-
dren of Portsmouth believe that it was through his activities that
the new Primary schools in Dominica had come about!
However, those who were present at the ceremony are greatly an-
noyed at the evident gratuitous insult offered the Representative of
the United Kingdom, for under diplomatic usage at such functions the
National Anthem of that country should be played if that of the host
country is played. Was it intended to be a deliberate snub for
making a handsome gift?


Information reaching the ever-vigilant Opposition indicates that
the Government has drawn up plans for increasing the number of elec-
toral constituencies come the next General Election. It is understood
that the number will be increased from the present 11 to 15. Of
course, the Government is proposing to create the additional consti-
tuencies in areas where they think they are strong. Such are,the
ways in which they play the fool with Dominicans.
From accounts, it appears that they wish to create a new consti-
tuency to embrace the rural communities around Roseau, like Tra-
falgar, Morne Prosper, Laudat, Giraudel, Wotton Waven, etc. Another,
one gathers, is to divide the present Western constituency into two,
so that Mahaut-Massacre, etc. will become one constituency. It is
further reported that Mr. Elkin Henry will be the Leblanc candidate
for this constituency. He has joined the Leblanc Shoe Party since
his expulsion from the Freedom Party. Again, it is said that the
present North-Eastern constituency will be turned into two, the Mari-
got end represented by Mr. W.S. Stevens holding no promise for the
Leblanc Party. Therefore the remaining portion. Wesley, Calibishie
.~tc. --would form a new constituency where the Premier's brother-in-
law (Mr. R.E. Henry) will be the Shoe Party candidate. (Concluded p.4)


Friday,April 28,1972


. THE STAR


Page Two






.Friday, April 28, 1972


WORLD and COMMONWEALTH ***
M.Pompidou, President of France,
won a. "demi-victoire" according to
the French Press in his Common Mkt
referee ndum. Of 89,312,637 voters,
only 17,693,567 voted. Of votes
cast, Pompidou go.t 67.86% "ouis" &
over 5 million* French voters said
"Non" 32.14% o.f votes cast. *

BRITAIN: the editor who. criticized
the incomes of the Royal family and
published derisive cartoons in the
New Statesman (he was critical of
Labour policies too) Richard
Crossman was sacked from his job.
Guyana-born Lord Campbell (once Sir
Jock of Bookers) delivered, the coup
just after Crossman came out of
hospital, following an operation,
.The "Statesman" has 200,000 plus
readers: some are giving up,..
ON SOUCOUYANTS.. : ....by' n"
There are some' people whli6 believe
there'is n6ohing likhe diablesse and'
souoouyant, 'But don't Tool yourself
Whe'i a man tells-ouj ie sa"crapauds
Jumping up and down on a lonesoeo-
road, don't doubt" i'C"'Crapdhd-huners
and drivers always relate you a good
story about this.
One driver staged that-after mid.
night on Monday"'l6sEj thilst -triving
along a Southe3p:-,road, ahn old.woman
tried to stop haim f a-'vep". She
was dressed in white, and .he-thought
she was coming frobd.hiete' c1hurbh ser-
vice so he slowed ,d6rh'; bit-onhcloser
looking and with second th~Fughis he
decided not to stop."-.-As he-.went on'
h'RS.way the woman shouted "you..-.,!.y~lu
should stop"..
So baby when you se' crapaids and
suchlike things behavingestraigely,
all you have to 'i step" on" The gas.
Why did hundred#s"of'l"pe ole rush
to the hospital tqcsati6cy' their
curiosity over soicouyaht business?
It 'is related that a villaor- late
one night:'heard hi~ ofwls cackling
and when he checked his' ros066saw a
strange-lboking animall c'ragahgin it.
self away leavig- a trail of0 blood
behind. At daybreak" thl family is
said to have follofio th'I raii whihhh.


.DOMINICA FREEDOM PARTY I
("The Party Destined to Save Dominica")
The public is cordially invited
to a meeting of the Dominica Freedon
Party to be held from the porch of
the Dominica Trade Union Hall,. .
Freedom Street, Roseau, on Friday
5th May, 1972, commencing at 8.50 pta
Current happenings and those of
the recent past will be discussed.

Short Story IIA TITINE'S CASE
'.y Cynthia Watt
There t;re' so many cases and rumours
of cases flyin: about' that Ma Titiale
kept her c6ol aboit her own one. Dut
the day mrrved anlc'there she wa" in
the defendants'-boxe, after someone
shouted "Call- Aiesitine Farriert."
The policer.nai who had reported her
had already' been called. Titihe was
charged" withufdamaging a tree in'an
official'courtydard-with her car, As
her favorite" ,_awyer was abroad she had
decided" o'U defend herself.
The prosecuto-r asked: "When'y'ou left
the Coiirtroo6rn-ith your friends, you,
were inia jubilant mood because the
Assembly ase'iwas dismissed?"
"Jubile"moon?'" Titine countered.
"I doan know o' no'jubilee moon, I'
only'know net moon, full moon an honey.
moon."
There was a dis-inc'; sniggering and
a rapped out-"0rderl from a heavy-
jowled official. --Silence fell.
"I ieain yo.u were very happy the case
was dismissed? "' '
"What ryou think" ? queriedl Titine. If
is you, you wioodcn"ihappy?"'
"Anwe tle'~ complainant," ordered
the magistrate. -S -Titine nodded.,'
"You had 6ia botlik of liquor'in -your
hand whei y6u eHtered your car, and'
you and your friends began drinkinjg, ef?"
Titine b-idled' "0Of course I did"have
my runm wid mi, "ane ra you does have'..
your notebook wid you, but my rum doesn'
make me lie'" ':She glared at the com-
plainat'i; a 'Burst 'of laughter rose in
Court aid four persons were ushered
outside,. -.-
"Orderi -l nd"- i'e'case continue.d...
(Concluded n-ext. eWd, with cartoons
byaib' Ar ti't' Faistulus Fderck) .


led to a little house whero someone lay wounded. Tales about gunshot wounds are
denied, but a critical condition resulted. From' another village at'a north-'
westerly point "another s0oucouyant" is said to have' be'n 'trapped', but this"
one's condition wasinoit serious. Aic' ~os pitiful creatures the
victims of superstitious gossip or is ther6 soiiething in'iihe-legends which-.
have been handed down for centuries? Baby, are you a Uest Indian? Ask some
other West Indians and see what answer you get,


Page Three


THE STAR








COUiNTIiNG YOUR FREEDOM BLESSINGS by ANDROCLES (from page 2)
I am not clear about the remaining seat. Some say it will be a part
of the present Portsmouth seat;on the basis of population and size,
it would obviously have to be in the present Grandbay constituency,
unless the Government wishes to be charged with tampering with con-
stituencies for its own benefit. There is, however, one obvious
change to make whenever boundaries are being shifted next. The At-
kinson area should go with the Carib community with whom they have so
much i-n-common. At the present time Atkinson is attached to the
Marigot constituency. This is unnatural as compared with its natural
attachment by sentiment, proximity etc. to the Carib Reserve.
As one reads and hears more and more of the breakdown of law
and -rder and of the proliferation of crime in Guyana, one wonders
what'-~as the real reason why the Premier strove so hard to take us
into unitary statehood with that miserable country. There is so
much'crime in that country, that a scientific study is currently
being made to ascertain the causes of the very abnormal incidence
of crime in Guyana. I personally do not think that the Premier's
wish to associate us politically with Guyana was as simple or as
straightforward as some people would like to think,. I don't think
so at all. He was as well aware as any of us of the terrible
conditions obtaining in distant Guyana. He, therefore, in my consi-
dered opinion, had an overriding reason for this step. In this,
however, he was thwarted by the Dominica Freedom Party which led
the national opposition to this devilish project. This is one
of.the greatest shocks that the Premier has ever received and he
might as well know that under no conceivable circumstances would he
ever have been allowed to get away with this pian of his for he was
well aware that the population was against it. Happily for him, the
matter has been made easier by Burnham's giving up the project,
leaving the Dominica Premier standing with his feet firmly planted
in mid-air. Had the Premier had his: way, one of the chief victims
of his folly would have been the members of the Royal Dominica
Police Force.' Burnham would not havoc wasted one minute in transfer-
ring them wholesale to Guyana and replacing them here with Guyanese
policemen. Even the dozen or so police-lackeys to the Leblanc
Party should be grateful to those who took the initiative of wrecking
this evil plan. One of these days I; shall be writing a piece on
Dominica's very real indebtedness to the Dominica Freedom Party,
easily, by widespread overseas rating, the strongest and most effec-
tive Opposition Party in the Easter, Caribbean.


There is really no limit to the stupidity of the present crop
of West Indian politicians holding high office. Last week a .number
tof Ministers of Agriculture(.the Dominica one, I am glad to say,
was not among them) refused to.go over from Trinidad to Tobago
because it would have meant leaving their, hotel at 5 aim. It appears
that.for some reason, they had lost their passage.for the previous
evening flight, but by leaving on the ear.jy morning flight, they.
could have arrived in Tobago in.time for the Conterence. Instead,
in a huff they went back to their several territories without accom-
plishing the mission they had set out, at expense to their territories,
to' accomplish. . ,:
What is one to make of conduct of this kind?.I am almost sure
that among those Ministers would have been persons formerly cane-
cutters or small farmers who on occasions in the past would have
had to be in the fields at 5a.m. Now, because they are Ministers,
they consider it infra dig,to leave their hotels by 5a.m. All these
things are manifestations of complexes indicating how unsuited so
many of those chaps are for leading a developing community into
nationhood.


Friday, April 28, 19782..


THE STAR


Page Four





Frldhy, A64l 28.1972 THEF STAR.Page Viv@s


CLEARANCE SALE
This is your chance to take your pick
from our stock of Top Quality Cameras,
Movie Cameras, Lenses, Enlargers,
etc. which we are selling out at
Fantastic Savings.
AVAILABLE ARE:-
LEICA M4 Cameras and Lenses, OLYMPUS
35SP, OLYMPUS 35LC, OLYMPUS 35EC,
ROLLEI B, ROLLEI C, ROLLEICORD VB,
CANONET QL 25, CANONET QL 28, CA-
NON DIAL 35.2, CANON DEMI C WITH
TELE LENS, CANONMATIC C30, ZEISS
VITESSA 500, ZKISS VITESSA 1000 SR,
AGFA OPTIMA RAPID S00V, CANON
ZOOM 518-2 CINE, MINOLTA AUTOPAK
8.56, MINOLTA 8-D6, PENTAX .LENSES,
SUN LENSES, ZORKI LENSES, WESTON
MASTER METERS, ROWI ENLARGERS
(35amn. to 24 x 24), etc.

STHEI DOMINICA
DISPENSARY 1CO. JLTD.


ASSOCgATED STATE OF DOMINICA
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ORDINANCE
Schedule of Application for Certificate of Title and ;Notjngs
thereon and Caveats for week ending 22nd yo ,A972.,


Date Requested


Person Presenting Nature
whether
of Title
thereon


of request
a Certificate
of Noting
or Caveat.


Request datad 1 Jannot Africa an Reuest for t is
day of April 1972 Adin An.ho ..y First Crtific"to f Tile InI
Presmedthe 8tb day tenants in common r O'cf a polt o o latu
of April 172 at 11.45 in equal sar b otatl Wodfo
am. their Solicitor Ci Hilt in the Pith IOf S A-
A.M. wupisny draw, in te State o Dyoml
mc~a, containing 37430
- w -.f----eet mad boundeatd as
follows:- ;.' .
North by lands of Mrs. Mill Angol and Chrstian ModeSte;"
East by a Public Road; South by lands of Jones Isidore, Ha
Donald Estinof and Lance Carbon; West by lnds ofClarilma
Wade nnd Rene Bethetmy.. ... .. -
Registrar's Offce, EPHRAIM F, OECORGiS
osseau, Dominica. acting Registrar of Titles.
NOTE:- Any person who desires to object to the lssue of
First Certificae of Title in the above application may entr
Caveat in the above Office within six weeks from the date aft
the first appearance of this Schedule in the STAR Newspaper
published In this State or from the datewhen the notice pr,
scribed by law wa served on any owner oroceupler of laolnt
4nd' In respect of which the application Is made.

ADVERTISE IN THE STAR
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jerry Cans Large Fry pans
Watering Cant Plastic Basins
Bathroom Scales Cocoa Mills
Pressure Cookers etc.

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Page fiv;


THE STAR






Pa. Dmi0 Driy


SThe Dominica Dispensary Co, Ltd
HAVE JUST RECEIVED A FIa
ASSORTMENT OF ARTISTS' 8UPPLIS
ACRYLIC POLYMET COLOURS
GREYHOUND OIL COLOURS
SPIRITS OF TURPENTINE
TURPENTINE SUBSTITUTE
LINSEED OIL
PICTURE VARNISH
01O, PAINTING MEDIUM
FIXATIF SPRAY
FLUORESCENT POSTER SETS WITH BRUSHES
POSTER SETS us
FINGER PAINT SEIS Be
Pa
ARTISTS' PRIMER gr
STRIP OFF PALETTES
re
FIXED INDIAN INK
MODELLING TOOLS A
ARTISTS' RUHES
FINGER PAINT PAPER
PALETTE & PAINTING KNIVES
ARTISTS' COTTON CANVAS 4. "M


SFriday ApT'iW 2 *19 ltr


VAUXHALL
THE PERFORMERS


The Viva went through ar more than the
ual testing that goes into a new car.
cause it was test-proved at 'Punishment
rk'-Vauxhall's unique 700 acre proving
ound at Millbrook in Bedfordshire.
Test-proved for strength, safety,
liability and protection.
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CAR ACCRS. DEPOT.
ROSEAUT ; R


OUR s CAI/s iUS rWoarN 00 A
SAVE T iEM
and exchange for the following a


arcbendise:-


Aladdin Table Lamp
Standard Transistor Radio
Hair Piece (Human Hair)
Agfa & Kodak Cameras for
Instamatic Film
Attache Case
Nurses Case
Sternor Folding Stove
with canned- heat
Reeves Artists' Paint Set


Leather I
Travelline


sags
Bags


Cigarette


Lighteras


Corkex Bottle Cork Resover
Ladies Cossetic Bags


Rasor


Execati


& Brush Set
Box with Pen
Lve Pin Tray


Powder Borls


Esterbrook


Leather Pcoket


pll. Pens


Dictionary


Leather Souvenir Snapshot Cai
Photo Albca


S ... and a FINE RANG3 of Kitchen
Ladies Cinema Purses Iplemnts, etc., etc.
THESE GOODS ARE EXCHANGED FOR CASH BILLS OF VARY ING AMOtTS.
Cash -iutl to be exchanged are for retail purchases only and not for wholesale
purchases already enjoying cash discounts.
THE BOMNICA DISPENSARY C, L1 -


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Page Seven-


Article BLACK POWER AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT by Anthony
Lockhart

A great deal has bean said and not said about Black Power and a
great deal of nonsense has been attributed to this seemingly all-
encompassing concept. Black Power has now become a fact in the
West Indies, but it is still viewed with suspicion. This essay is
a rather exploratory one designed to provoke thought and debate
which are necessary in this State seeks to show that Black Power
if properly used, can be useful in the process of developing our
country and in securing for Caribbean people genuine freedom. If
anyone thinks that Black Power is not relevant to Dominica, let me
remind him that the majority of our population is coloured which
means that in the eyes of the whito man they are Black and that
many of our local Whites have been subjected to the process of. col-
onialisn and noo-colonialisn which means that they are more West
Indiar (Black) than they are European. All of the suggestions
made in this essay have been inspired by an essay entitled Programs
for Black Power by Floyd B. McKissick which appears in the bo6k
"The Black Power Revolt" edited by Floyd B. Barbour.
I see Black Power helping us if we can orient our thoughts
and actions along three paths Firstly, there must be the growth
of Black political power. It is undeniable that we have "black"
politicians, btt as Stokely Carmichael points out black visibility
is not Black Power. We must ask ourselves if our politicians are
more interested in themselves and power for themselves than in the
people. Are they doing all they can to develop the country and to
develop a West Indian consciousness? Why is it that they have not
tried to decolonize themsUives, drawing their ideology from other
third world ideologies and not carrying on in the same manner as
our former masters? And why is it that they have shown so little in-
centive and have to rely on outside (usually white) experts.to ad-
vise them? Have they no faith in themselves or in their own West
Indian intellectuals? (It is interesting to note here that Dr. iNorman
Girvan of the University of the West Indies was called in by the
Guyanese Goveriment to help them in their dealings with the bauxite
company). It is high time that our politicians begin to turn to-
wards their people and to educate them so that they can make rational
decisions based on an observance of performance.
Secondly there must be the building of Black economic power,
By economic power, I mean the power to produce goods and services
and not the power to run.a store or open cinema, Even a superficial
glance will show that our collapsing economy is not in our own hands..
We have to beg Geest to buy our bananas. Our banks and insurance
companies are foreign-owned and careful analysis shows that usually,
especially in the smaller West Iidian territories, they do not work
primarily to develop West Indians economic power. We plan to deve-
lop tourism, but we run the risk.of having foreign dominatelindustry
as is the case .n other West Indian territories. We gist develop
our own productive power. Government must feverishly aid and en-
courage co-operative development and self-help programmes. It
should encourage more research and see to it that its experts are
in touch with the latest findings and that these findings are made
accessible and attractive to all concerned. A proper market and
price system must be constructed, and incentive legislation to en-
courage locals to develop industry should be drawn up. Those of
us who have capital should use it in worthwhile projects and should
not export it or use it to set up shops. Brotherson Four Corners,
it is time to get up-on your feet. and do sbimething.
(To be concluded next week)


THE STAR


Friday, April 28, 1972






110 10101 THE 01TA1R -1-day Apl 28-172


ADVERTISEMENT
TAKE NOTICE that I, Frederick Eu-
trope Degazon, of Chambers, 5 Cross Street Ro-
seau, Dominica, Solicitor for Mrs.. Bernice Rita
Matthews (formerly Aird) state that my client
Mrs. Matthews, is the.registered proprietor of
two portions of land at Morne Bruce in the Pa-
rish of Saint George comprising the premises
known as "Ross Cottage" under Certificates of
title Nos. 73 of 1957 and 241 of 1970.
2 Both Certificates of Title are free of a ll
encumbrances, and Mrs. Beroice Rita Matthews
is in possession thereof as sole owner.
3 The premises are currently being offered for
sale, and the purpose of this notice is to dispel
certain unfounded rumours as to the status of
the registered proprietor's tile.
Dated this 2st. day of April, 1972


FE. Degazon
Solicitor for Bemice Rita


HOUSE FOR


Matthews


SALE


4 Bedroom House in the Goodwill area.
For details and appointment to view,
call:


DOMINICA MORTGAGE FINANCE
CO. LTD. CASTLE STREET
ROSEAU
TEL. 2389 4


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Short Wheel Base Land "Rover complete
with New Metal Box and Canvas Hood
in excellent running condition.
Very reasonable price.,
Contact: R.B.Blatcher Tel 2526 or 2059 or
421--1/ t5 Ke.ne.y.Ae /e.


CARS


FOR SALE


DOMINICA TRACTOR & EOUQIPMET
CO. LTD. AWLZ LAN8 g OODGW
Ofers for sale on behalf of The Receiver of
Dom-Can Timbers Ltd., the following vehiies
which are in good running condition and h a v e
been repainted:


Ford Pickup
Ford Pickup
Ford Bronco
Ford Bronco


Truck Reg.# 2905 $5,ooo0oo
Truck Reg,* 2906 $S,0oo.oo
Reg. 306 4-5,ooo.o0
Reg. #*89 $i,zoo.oo


The vehicles may be inspected at the Companfe
Odffaicme M toe ha of 7.30 a.m. to 4.30 pa
daily Modasy to Friday.


TO LET
Dwelling House at Bath Road
Large and comfortable
Looking on to Botanical Gardens
APPLY: ME Charles,
P,O. BOX 121 OR 28 Old Street
411 -J I.


2.50o
$2.00
$4250


FOR RENT
LmIMPREVUE ESTATE AND HOUSE
LONG LEASE. APPLY P.O. 23
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PLANNING ON BUILDING YOUR OWN HOME ?
Before you do;
Investigate
Dominica Mortgage Finance Company's
PROPOSED HOUSING UNITS
at BELFAST ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
Dominica Mortgage Finance Company
STel. 2389

TO LET

Small dwelling house at Trafalgar

APPLY: M E Charles,
P,O. BOX 121 OR 28 Old Street
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Pe, Eight,


Friday Apr'i 28, -1972


THE STAR .







~'riay, pri 29.1972 THESTARPageNin


.1
A CARD OF THANKS
The sponsors of the Political
Trials Fines Fund wish to advise
that the amount sought having been
reached and passed, the Fund is now
closed. In the case of those persons
who had intended contributing, the
will is taken for the deed. The
thanks of the persons.fined, as also
those of the sponsors, are hereby
gratefully recorded,

READERS. VIeJW TOURISM
/
. It was indebivery gratifying to
hear the radio release of the dovern-
ment this month\.o treatment of
visitors and locals. But isn't
this a year-too late? Much has been
done to make Dominica, our beautiful
island, stink in the memory of
many a visitor. Let's hppe that
definite action will be taken,
By the way what action has been
taken over the their civil servants
of the Black Power Group who wasted
taxpayers' money in printing all
their nasty bulletins in a ministry,
Are they to be allowed to further
contaminate the boys and girls of
secotfdary schools, whose parents
are paying school fees, buying und-
.forms, feeding and clothing these
"their" boys and girls.
By the way what is the taxi
association doing to educate their
members in the common courtesy of
dressing properly, opening the
doors to their passengers and not
being impolite in their talk and
excessive in their charges. All of
which hampers tourism. Recently a
taxi driver was seen driving guests
bare-feet, plaited-hair and open'
vest. The Tourists were not at all
impressed,
.Whither goest thou, ma-Belle
Dominique? The worst thing done to
Tourism was the backing of Frank
Baron and letting Lamb our big-
gest Promoter of Tourism-leave our
shores.
Plus tardplus triste.
Polite Dominican.


ON THE SCENE


by RAMA


Those who have tape recordings
of political speeches and hope to
use that type of evidence one day
in court should ponder the fol-
lowing: In a 226-page judgement,
three appellate judges reversed
the conviction of Very-Rev. Gon-
villef Jench-Beytagh for violating
South Africa's Terrorism Act. The
judges ruled that the mere expres-
sion of arnti-government views,
"even in somewhat intemperate
terms", could not be equated with
terrorism,
Most of us foster some belief
in the supernatural. But it is
damn uncharitable to assign to
innocent people the title of
"soukuyant" on the flimsiest df
evidence. And I ask you point
blank: What criteria is used for
making such a condemnation? We
tend to suspect anyone who does
not conform to our norms. For
myself I can state categorically
that even though I HAVE experienced
"happenings" of the. supernatural,
I would not condemn an old woman
merely because she has a parti-
cular liking for the atoma of
urine which she uses to wash her
feet.
Incidentally, some of the super-
stitio -"magical practices we "mods"
still indulge in are plain hog-
wash. We should know it is fool-
.ish to believe that's broken
mirror will bring bad luck (one -
mirror image supposedly contains
one's soul, and breaking the mir-
ror prevents the soul from. returk-
ning to the body)i Walking under
a ladder is thought to be unlucky
because ladders are seen as brid-
ges for spirits between this
world and the next, and anyone
walking under one might thus meet
a spirit and perhaps impede its
progress.

Ho...Hum...,Honey, did you rem-
ember to.turn the broom upside
down? *
Having denied the existence of
our Municipality, it seems Govern-
ment has to hold all official pres-
entations at Portsmouth for fear of
confronting the lady Dep. Mayor.


SQUOTA2ION1i "High places have heir.r
precipices" 16th Cent. Proverb.


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THE STAR


Page Nine






Pao Ten __ .... T I. E S
S*T*A*R.R.S*P*0*R*T*S by IIorchrioton
CRICKET:
The fifth and finaX tost match
between the West Indies ancldITo Zealand
ended in yet another drai at OQeen's
Park'Oval in Trinidad 'earlieLr tliis
w'ccIb. The way thing wore- las Sunday
morning it seemed that W.I'.- wore going
to. iwi this one, scoring 360 against
I\fZs paltry'totSj. of 162.
-Tow Zealand, chasing L40' f6or" Victory
still heeded 296 runs at' "ihich-on the
fihal day,swith;8wicelts standing about
4 hours left for play.'
Tew Zealand started its nao'-~b~htaai
But' with their score on 51, "6no hour
after lunch on the fifth da irin
started falling. Forty-five minutes
after tea play was aba.dbnda 1jy t.he
umpires. So the sixth d1ay tarted with
New Zealand short by 350-and oTst.
Indies bowling on a'wicket. which "'.
favoured spin, By lunch. U1J. 1iid 't~io
wTickets (both' openers) "Javis i.b.w.
Ali for 22 and Turner 50 "c0iwt.
Findlay off Holder. At tcatiae things
were huch better, with Dfrgets 6. Cong-
don 58 and Hastings 11 eone. Tont minute
after tea, W.I. supporters thoughtt it
would be all over half afi hour later'
with the departure'of Vivianiiaid Mor-
gan both to Holder, Then-FredCricks
dropped Taylor at duck offI Holder (an
easy catch) and with ladsrorth1 that
pair saw New Zealaind to 6the close,-
W,-. Wadsworth 40n.o. anid T"yllor" 42n,*
NZ. 253/7. Holder got 4/66 Ali 2/99
aAd Sobers 1/57. Janadoen borled 43
overs for 45 runs. -
-- Fihal scores W,I.. 3.6 and 194, N.iZ
162 and 253/7, -
BASIETBALL: Last evening a visiting
Antigua team, Intrade Tirot'ors en-
countered a Doiinica Schools side in
one of thrie latches carded for the
weekend .
Under rainy condt.iboic both teaamp I
battled :-cour)geousl fist to nego oiate
'water puddlesO and'ithon s',core as many C
baskets as possible. This produced
slow but interesting i.atch aind. victory
for the visitors. Scor'ec were Intrade
Trottoes 331 schools 23.:
The visiting team will show theiir
powers in two other' n-atches to be
played over the weekend: the first d
against State Cham~pi6on50Caroni Car- n
dinals -and. (Sat,.. .eve..) .the. S.tat.a ... o
t..T..:eT 'E-ro P..r. o, F
R.E, Allfrey of'Copt Iall .11i Houise-- $
at 26 Bath.Road, Roseau, Dominica,W.. G


STA 1R rFridayj ApIril 28 1972


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HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
Let's take the world news first.
Ex-President Kwame ikrumah of Ghana,
who left his country in disgrace af-
ter a spectacular rise to power, isa
dead. He will be buried in Ghana. *
LONDOi TOURISM COiFEREiFCE: A posse
of tourism promoters from Dominica
(including Frank Baron) will be in
the 200-delegate throng "to sell
the Caribbean as a holiday area to
Europe". An expansive outlook is
hoped -for. APOLLO 16 Astronauts -
these intrepid men (CmniJohlu Young,
Charles Duke and Command Spacecraft
Pilot Ken Mattingly), after sur-
mounting anxious moments in outer
space, made an upside-down but un-
harmed earth landing in the Pacific;
after the longest-ever exploration.
They brought back piles of moonrocks.
NEWCASTLE DISEASE of poultry: Grand.
bay area is in quarantine and thous-
ands of fowls are being vaccinated
after this pernicious disease struck
backyard fowls in the area.Barbados
has suffered severely from the plat
U.S.A. Rupert Sorhaindo B.Sc.has
been awarded a fellowship in Tropical
ecology at San Jose, Costa Rica this.
summer. through the Conservation
Foundation based in Washington. He
hopes to be in Dominica in June,ven
brother Dr. Alphonsus Sorhaindo will
also revisit home with wife,3 children.
MARI JANA An employee of the Domin-
ica Dispensary and another man em-
ployed elsewhere were found to have
dridd Cannabis (marijuana) leaves in
their possession; it is. also alleged
that cannabis seedlings were found in
the Dispensary yard. Summonses have
been issued in connection with this
story, which made frontpage'Eduhator'
news and was repeated in detail some-
vhat grandiloquently over Dominica
Radio,
ad ANOTHER GRENADA DECLARATION
Jrenada s Gairy Govt. accused the
ovt. o' Dominica of not honouring
its commitments towards payment of..
;he Judiciary; WIAS eourt of Appeal.
%mount due 1967/71 given as $125,514.
,ess income tax paid by Judges, net
*amt owed $117,913.50, Dominica Go*.
isputed this claim and required "a
lore accurate & realistic Statement
If Account". After certain correspon-
.ence, at a WIAS meeting on April 25
renada presented a revised claim of
80,084.67. (No audited accounts).
renada owes Dominica $38,180 contrib.
o Regional Youth Camp. (more next wk).







QTHE STAR Suppem


To Oar
8 UB S C R I Bs R 3
We would be very happy if those
of you who have not piAd your
S1972 Subscriptions would do so,
i and happier still if those who
still owe for past years would
SETTLE UP.
To Our
A D T ER T S E R S
We regret that as from May 1,
1972 our rates per coluam inch
will be increased by 500 --
Full Page $30, H1lf Page $15


CLOTHES PEGS TO HELP W"H YOUR
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,ALSO A NICE ASSORTMENT OF GLASS.
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Here is an opportunity to take Advantage
of an impossible to Repeat position -
ALSO
USED VAUXHALL CARS
Every one a Bargain
Contact:
A.C. SHILLINGFORD & CO. LTD.
CAR ACCRS. DEPT.


CAR FOR SALE
HILLMAN MINX 1822 GOOD RUNNING
CONDITION. .$8o.oo
Contact: Ronald Grell
71 Valley Lane Roseau. Teephone f 234.
or Fort Young Hotel. TelephoneYS.
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ADVERTISEMENT FOR POSTS OF EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
and TYPIST/STENOGRAPHER
The Secretariat for the Mixed Commission of Businessmen between
Venezuela and the Associated States has been located in Dominica.
SThe Secretariat requires:
(a) An Executive Secretary, The duties of the post include
administering the affairs of the Secretariat, dealing with all cor-
respondence, preparing the necessary information and documentation
in connection with projects to be implemented in the industrial,
tourist and cultural and allied fields. The person appointed will
maintain liaison with all the Associated States, the Exporters Assoc-
iation (AVEX) in Venezuela and the Governments of the countries
concerned. He will also attend to the finances of the Secretariat.
This should be a good opportunity for a person of quality and drive.
The candidate should preferably be someone with substantial executive
experience, a capacity for analysis and a flair for getting things
done. A university degree, preferably in the Arts or Social Sciences,
will be an advantage.
The salary is negotiable around $600.00 per month, the final
figure will depend on qualifications and/or experience. The appoint-
ment will be on contract for two years in the first instance.
(b.) A Typist/Stenographer is required for the Secretariat.
The salary is negotiable around $240 280 per month,
Applications stating qualifications, experience, age and other
relevant data should be addressed to: The
The President,
The Dominica Chamber of Commerce,
7 Love Lane,
s PO.Box 85,
ROSEAU, DOMINICA, W.I.
to reach that office not later than 30th June 1972.
Further details may be obtained from the same office,

DOMINICA BANANA GROWERS' ASSOdIATION
AN3UTAL-j GENERALL MEETING 19- ft
-'Notice is hei'oby "iig;-i ihi "accordance with Soct*ioii7 of the Banana
Ordinance Cap,. 75, thiat the Ainnal General Mee*in:; of 'the Association will
bb held at the'Goodcwill Parish Hall, commenciag at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday,,
30th May, 1972.
Members of the Association ar.e invited to attend 15tt only the members
of the Board of Manai;5cdit ahid the Delegates of :th6 District Branches shall
take part in the d61ibeirations and he eligible to vote on any question
arising at the mootin~.
It should also be "io6to that only the Dclcgatcs of the District Branches
shall be eligible to elect members to the Board.
SA"- E 1N DA
1; To cohfirm the minutess of the Annual Gonoral:'6eting hold on May 31,,1971.
2' To receive and approvo-the Report of the Board.
3. To receive & adopt Audit6d Accounts for the year ondod Docombor 31,1970.
4. To elect six moiebcerii to serve on the Board of Iiana ;onnt for the
ensuing period of tSwelve" months,
5, Any other business of which due notice shall have boon given.

V. E. WHITE
General Manager


25th April, 1972.


THE STAR


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They're here and the Parts are coming.

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Supemn iY TH A rdyArl2,17


1 BK I N DER S
Don't forget to attend the FARMERS
UNION CONVENTION at CASTLE BRUCE
on Sunday April 30, 10 a.m. at the
Govt. School.
*

KEEP THIS DATE OPEN!
METHODIST CHURCH AVNUAL DINI1ER
Satur day May 27th
Venue: GOODWILL PARISH HALL

WHAT THE FISIIERPIT. FOT'fN
A human skull was fouiinld inthe belly
of a shark 'caught in a "ne;"t by three
fishermen off small islands near
Antigua.
One of the fishermen told reporters
that several empty tins, a pair of
brown shoes and a plastic bag frere
also found. in the'shargg TEl?-y. .(it
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BANANA ASSOCIATION ;:.ITEW POSTS FOR OLD
S FACES?

The followings new appointments -to6
D.B.G.A. staff have been approved by
Government in accordance with the
recommendations of the Canadian con-
sultants.
1. Mr. l.L;.A.. Charles, Operations
Manager; field opefrations,'quality
control, husbandry, boxing, trucking,,
repair ai4 maintenance, warehousing
and other related functions.
2. Mr. T.C. Iirish, Fiinancial Controller
ITnancial plahning,. accounting,
m3anageiheon reporting and such grower
services ab'Insurance, Grower
Registration, Fertilizer Schemes
and financial control,
'3 Mrs. E.1.- Aing-o, Executive Secretary
(office. aiagoment) also Secretary
to the Board.


was ,ee lunols -u WC,-- 2 (a) Mr. :; lAeniyy,Assistant Operations
FRATERNAL GREETINGS OIlT IMY DAY Manager, Husbandry and Quality
control ftnotional responsibility'
for Husbandry and Quality Control
The Executive and lei~abers. .of. the field buying 'and demanding, loaf
Doninica Amalgamated' orker-s' Union spot control, "Rplanting Incentive
extends fraternal greetings to you Scheme in field, Fertilizer
and your staff on thhshistoric day Subsidication Scheme (field opera-
May Day,, Monday 1st IMay, 1972. tions and quality.control.)

,The role of the Press and Tadio (b) Mr. D.J. Willians, General Accounting
(though for the Radio it is its first Manager.>
4ay -Day) nevertheless the contributions--
made by these media t "the struggle BIBLE SOCIETY ADVANCES
of the workers make-s it obligatory on The work of he Bible Society of
all workers to express on 'this- day 'he West Indies in Doniinica had a boost
their gratitude for=';verhe iiven t las t weeiknd with the visit of John
their cases through the yer. Twentyan, Jaaicabase executive
Twnyran, Jamaicakbased'ex-ecutive


W'e Wish you renewed health and
warmest fraternity in carrying out
your selfless service t6"othe workers
and the community as--a whole.
On May'Day in many countries of
the world, the Press and Radio are
jointly demonstrating together the
solidarity And fraternity of brother-
hood. May this stage of6consciousness
be-'reached in our struggle within the
next. twelve months. .....
Best wishes and fraternity on this
day and the years ahead.

L. BERNARD PROBIITSOT
DAWt' Deputy General Secreta.ry/
Treasurer.


Secretary of-the Society.
, He met w'ith a group of pastors and
other interested people on Saturday '
22nd April; a committee for the Bible
Sgawety i li ly' to result. Successful
public meetingiswore held at Roseau and
Wesley; filns io{- cshown illustrating
the Society's work'. I,1r. Twentyman spoke
at these and also preached at two
churches in Roceau pon Sunday.
The chief aim &g the Society is to
make available a copy of the scriptures
to everyone, in a language he can
understand and' at a- *rice he can afford.
Last year 270,000 Bebles and Selections'
were circulated in the W.I. by the
Society.


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