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J12 Shaftesbury Ave. W..I Editor- PHYLLIS SHAND ALLFREY _____
^Vol. Y No.^, Z.Friday, May 5T, 1972 T


GUEST EDITORIAL
MY CONCEPT OF
' BLACK POWER" by Androcles
SPatiently, I have looked on and listened
to the varied definitions a n d concepts o
-"Black Power" insofar, at least, as related to
y part of the world. Some I find attractive;
oters especially in their manifestations,I
consider extremely repulsive. All of which
m~aas that up to now there is no authorita-.
tive or precise signification to be attached to
the term "Black Power".
To be of value, I consider that the con-
cept of Black Power m u s t b e a positive
philosophy, not something negative. Unfor-
tunately, much of what we see and hear is
negative, and negativism never took
anyone anywhere. Such' for example, is the
West Indian concept of Black Power derived
as a reaction against conditions in the United
States of America from where, I believe, the
t e r m "Black Power" originated. Bad a s
things are in the West Indies, the instttituion-
alised anti-Black system prevailing i n i ts
crudest forms u p t o quite recently in the
U.S.A. does not hold i, our part of the world
to anything like the save extent, most cer-
tainly not in Dominica This is why I have
felt ashamed. when I gather from other parts
of the Caribbean that Dominica is regarded
as a hot-bed of Black Power of the variety
I am now discussing. I can say without any
fear of valid contradiction that of all West
Indian communities, this particular brand of
Black Power finds least justification here in
Dominica. To be considered militant anta-
gonists to a comparative myth is not, I hold,
a complimentary state of affairs: If i n this
part of the world at least in the neighbour-
ing communities one wished to experience
something approaching the anti-Black condi-
tions existing until q q it e recently in the
U.S.A., one would have found it as I did
in the Barbados of thi 'thirties and forties'.
A Dominican felt the miasma of the thing
immediately on arrival in Barbados.


IEditorial continued froa Co143) We h4
nothing comparable in Dominica to thobq
conditions. Yet, from all accounts, Barba"o
has not become a hot-bed of Black Power of
the particular brand we are presently discus,
sin. Is this because of the vol ca ed
an intelligence of that community? Th,
submit, the conditions giving r is e o the
American concept of Black Power not exist-
ing here, if we adopt that particular concept,
we are adopting an irrelevance.
(Cont'd on pag )


MA T mTISS CWnT CAtS' Page 0
TIMOTEr FIE TFM a goot start .
At Press time on +Jriday, a total so far'
or $308 A ati been donated to this worttzry
oawaus: $10 from hr 1r M..M.LXt etiatian,
$25 from s .sBt iias Sa.Loolkhart
$10 Mr & M4r. W.O.nPond, o50 er.
s NaesLef, $O3 Domainica Rea Oro oa,
$5 Iise G*Peter, $2 Anon, $1 Hr.
J.*.R, $25 hMr s. NWaier, 150 'Mr.
E.'.I. Shillingford, and1'o00 from Mr.
L.A. Roberta. Warm thanks to everyone.
(Please also turn to back page)

FREEDOM PUBLIC MEETING TONIGHT'
LAEGL Wmnoru SWBSPi s t
Norman Washington Ell Qo of JaauLica anA
Dominica's charming and oultivatea mtjs
Eamm. Gral got married outside the State
last Saturday. They were on opposite sides
in the "Dec.16tlh" legal battle.
Congratulatons and Beet Wishes


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--Y M CONCEPT OF BLACK POSER by Androcles
( from -.I)
Another element 'of a popular concept of Black Power derives from the
trauma of slavery to which our ancestors were subjected. I- claim to
be acquainted as much as anyone else here with the system, its evils,
its dehumanization. Yet, I am not moved in the way some others are
since I know from history that all races and great countries of today
have been enslaved at some time to other races and nations. Even
southern Europe stillbears the biological mark of mastership by the
'Moors in the not-so-distant past. Rather earlier, the conquest and
subjection of the Angles -- now the English -- by the iNorsemen was
accompanied by some' form of slavery. The nlow-mighty Germany, up to
until the early part of: the 19th century --ground the same time as
the abolition of West indian slavery ---had a system of serfdom closely
approximating that of slavery. The evil of Wiest Indian slavery, to my
mind, in our .day lies in the danger it now poses of a traumatic ex-
perience in the descendants 'of the slaves if we pay unnecessary attention
to that passing incident in the world'silong .history, It is here I
consider an. acquaintance with history, useful.' "Bygones are forever
bygones" .. :
"The '.Moving.. -Finger writes:, and, having writ,
Moves on: nor .all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all'your: Tears wash out .a Word of it."
'(Fitzgerald: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
Allt..,thesething--s I submit, are negative .and, by now, irrelevant
concepts of' Black Power. We must not alloW emotion to supersede reason.
'So we come ito a positive concept of Black Power with which no one
can have any quarrel. Indeed, it seems to me that there is a moral
duty 'ahd obligation on all people of black origin to support it. I
am afraid, however, the concept is something much more than a fuzzy-
wuzzy.hair style reminiscent, not so much of Africa, as of Fiji and
lNew Guinea,: and more than the non-African Indian (Nehru) style of jacket
Like all things valuable, it demands effort and self-denial.
That more important element, as I see it, of' such a positive Black
Power philosophy, is, continuous self-improvement in all spheres of
creative activity on the..part of black people. This, however, is
nothing neW. There have always been admonitions to do so, except that
in the past the emphasis has been.on the improvement of the individual.
But no race can advance. any faster than:the rate of improvement of its..
members and so, if Blask Power is to have any .meaning, blacks must
exert themselvesto excel in all.directions having positive.value to
the race. This is in most cases not pleasant and not easy. But we
might .all of us as well learn that the attainment of anything worth-
while always involves 'effort not in itself.pleasant.. This is why it is
so easy to shout slogans but so much more demanding'to achieve things.
It seems to be the way of Nature that the valuable and, useful are
wrested only by effort.
Clearly, .then, increase of knowledge .must constitute the basis
of any attempt at and desire for racial advance. All material improve-
'ments, all increase of power, have only been possible by the. increase
'of knowledge: and Black Power .in its positive.aspect, can be no ex-
ception. -..Avery-simple and homely example is the,production of food.
Unless''food and food crop producers can acquire the knowledge of the
secret's 'of improved farming, they will.continue to live at a low' level
of prodUdtion and Black Power can surely never be based upon such a
conditionh.luded on Page F
S" "' : :" .(Concluded on Page Four)


T H E:S T AR


Friday. Mayv 5. 1972


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Pvidav. May 5. 1972


THE


Y A C A '2 C Y
NATIONAL PROVIDEiNT FUND
The National Provident Fund invites
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persons for the posts of clerical
Officers. P 1on-Pensionable.
Salary Scale $1680x120- 2400x180-
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Qualification At least two G.C.E.
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Applications should be in writing
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TAR Page Three
Fiction: MA TITIBE'S CASE by OU. tt
(Contd. from last week). . 9
"So that when you started your
car,"went on the Prosecutor severe-
ly, "you were so drunk...I am sure
you had been drinking before you
came to Court... that you didn't -
couldn't 4 control it, and so it
smashed into the tree and damaged it?"
"Damaged it! Damaged it:..What I
damage? Is my car dat damage.I Dat
tree had a tough skin, it never, even
chip "
Suppressed giggles; the heavy-
jowled man threw threatening glances
over the Court-room.
"But you admit you were drunk?"
Titine swelled out her bosom.
"Drunk." she started to hum. "Drunk
an' disorderly? Is you officials
musta drunk or you wooden bring me
in Court for damaging tree, de
charge is wrong. Ain' it?" and
she gave the Magistrate a disarming
smile. (Concluded on page 10)


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The Secretariat requires:
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This should be a good opportunity for a person bf rqality and drive.
The candidate should preferably be sonieone with -ubstantial executive
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The salary is negotiable around $600,00 p.p month,: the final
figure will depend on qualifications and/or experience. The appoint-
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(b) A Typist/Stenographer is- required for the Secretariat.
The salary ib neaptiable around $240 280.. per. month.
Applications stating qualificationsp,,experience, age and other
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Page Four T H E S T AR Friday, May 5, 1972

MY CONiCEPT OF BLACK POWER by AiDROCLES (from p.2)

(Parenthetically, let me call attention to the crime being committed on
Radio Dominica by the Gover~muent Information Service in its patois
programme. Instead of using the opportunity of selling ideas of improved
agricultural practices and health hints to the patois-speaking segment
of the population, it chooses to dull their minds with propaganda
favouring the Ministers and the Leblanc Shoe Party.) The same may be
said of all the even more sophisticated spheres opf ttational life, yes,
even the non-material.
See, for example, in his address to the Board of Governors of-the
Caribbean Development Bank, what that eminent black West Indian economist
one of the world's greatest -- Professor Sir Arthur Lewis has recently
been saying about the thriftlessness of the West Indian4 He has shown
that this racial failing inhibits development and with it the improve-
ment of the standard of living. If, he argues, the West Indian will
not save a reasonable part of his income for national investment, so
increasing the future supply of goods, etc., then someone else has to
do it, namely the foreigner (unless, of course, we prefer to perish in
loin-cloths through malnutrition and disease induced by,low living
standards). iNow certain brands of Black Power will have none of the
foreigner or his capital or his tourisn and make them the objects of
his racial slogans, despite the fact that capital is essential in the
creation of jobs. Sir Arthur makes unfavourable comparison between the.
West Indian and another non-White race, the Japanese, who save on the
Average 20% of their personal incomes. Says he: "Personal savings
in the West Indian) is low....and will expand only as new standards of.
values...,.stimulate habits of thrift."
So, you see, attitudes are also most important in raising racial and
national sights. Slogans are no substitute for such realities and Black
Power is not worthy of the name if it does not have as its basis the
the concept of racial advance through continuously improving techniques
and attitudes. Much, I regret say, of what we see around us does not
give us this assurance. I would add this: that true Black Power ad-
Vocates and practitioners are those persons of'black ancestry who, with
single-mindedness, have pursued and continue to pursue courses which
improve the techniques and attitudes of the predominantly black com-
munities in which they live. To the extent that they do these things,
they are contributing -- however unconsciously' to raising the levels
of performance 'and potential of the race to which they belong. That,
after all, is the true notion of "power."
One more thought: were I of the moral type of persons like your
present leaders of Government, I should balk at expressing some of the
foregoing views..which may not be universally popular and may well be
misunderstood. This is small change with me. Far more important to'
me is the ultimate welfare .and development of the people with whom,
through the designs of Providence, I have been. assigned to live.


MEN AND MACHINES: Mayor M~ailon of Kingston, Jamaica, has said
that technology can rarely be transplanted indiscriminately to a
developing economy with success, and quite often it tended to benefit
those who were already privileged, He was addressing a dinner on the
question of mechanisation and its effect on unemployment, and said:
"My own conclusion is, the yardstick of mechanisation should be that
only in instances where plant and machinery are necessary to make an
industry a viable and.competitive activity, should new technology be
applied, .Decision-makers should keep foremost in mind the interest of
employing people as a first-priority." (See also Page Nine)





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Souconyants, Diablesses and the like are such in the air and
in the speech of people these days, In Trinidad a masquerader
costumed as 'a sonconyant changing its skin' won the first rise
in this May's Carnival. Father Alexander has a piece in Bous-
aille-la against the sin and folly of superstitions fear, and
promised another on 'The Soucouyant' And here comre Lennox
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Friday, May 5, 1972 T H E S T A R Pae Sev en

Short Story TJN S00KOOYAN QUI PASSA CHAPPE by Verieux Mourillon.
(D.G.S.)

Osborne and Desmond are boys who live in a small village in the
south part of Dominica. They are always thinking of witches and .
spirits and things of that kind, aj are most of the people from that
district.
One evening both boys started talking about witches, which they
locally call "sookooyan". The boys prefer to use each other's nick-
names when talking to each other. Osborne's nickname is Oso and
Desmond is called Coco because he likes coconut very much. So, seated
on Oso's front door step, the conversation went thus:
"Boy, Oso, I' sure you cannot hold a sookooyan," Coco says.
"Off coss, who cannot do dat.?"
"Okay if you can do it, tell me how," Coco said.
"You trixy, you doh know how to do it and you want me to tell you.
But lemme show you I can do it. I will tell you how... I hear my
father was talking about d.t last night, He say if you want to hold
one, you putting sand in de four corners of the house, and when dey
come de sand does tie dem up. Den, you coming and you telling dem if
dey want you to let dem go dey have to count all de grain of sand.
"gey takin' "
"No pal,'1 know a better way, you getting a penknife and when you
see dem coming you opening it and you making a cross in a circle with
it and den you pricking de centre. It have another way, if you see
dem coming behind you, you turning your shirt in wrong side. If you
get their skin, you can put salt, garlic and pepper on it and when
dey come back dey cannot put it on.
"I know another way still," says Oso. "If you meet one and you
brave you cuffing dem with your left hand."
"We will see who can hold one better on. riday,' said Coco.
"My mother have to go. dance belay in a show. You will say you coming
and keep me company. ti
"My mother goiig to dance Codrille on Saturday," Oso said.
"I know what we will do, says Coco. On Friday night when you come by
me we will go in de savannah on top Ma John house where dose sookooyan
always going to bring de blood dey take for de devil. We will wait
for one to come and you will try your way, on Saturday I will try
my way, because I sure it better.
"Okay", said Oso. Why you choose de savannah on top Ma John house? "
"Because she is a sookooyani) answers Coco triumphantly.
"How you know.?" Oso asks with indignation.
"You doesn't see how her eyeo white and:her nose crooked,1" replies
Coco.
"Okay, may-be." answers the beaten Oso. "But doh make people hear
you say dat because dey will lock you up."
"Dey cannot," answers Coco confidently. Oso hastily changed the
subject. "Let us go and play a game of cricket, before sun down," he
scid..
But all through the game he was thinking of his role on Friday
night.
*
Uolmown to either of them, their conversation was overheard by Ma
John's very grandson: His name was Martin but he was known to every"'
one in the village as "Fou-Fou" because of the'way he moved about,
like a crazy..person. He had more education than Oso or Coco. He
never forgot to use a verb rightly or to say them for dem, they for
dey, then for den Or those for dose. He liked to play practical jokes
on others, and he was about to play a joke on-the-boys when he heard
his grandmother's name mentioned,
NEXT,4WEEK: what happened to the boys.






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Page Nine


BLACK PQVOER AMD INATIOIAL DEVELOPMENT by Anthony Lockhart

Brothers, things are not hard for only you. You can follow the
example of fellow sufferers in Trinidad and St.Vincentt by making
slippers and Afro-rakes and even opening small bookshops selling
relevant literature. The development of a Black economy, in effect,
the development of Dominica, is not an easy task, but a start must
be made now.
For the suggestions in the above two paragraphs to be put into
effect there is need for the right type of consciousness in our
society. This is an area in which Black Pow'er can help: there must
be an improvement of the self-image of Black people. Prom the ideas
that are popular in our society we seem to forget that we Black-
people (West Indians also) have been important in the development
of Western "ciVilization". We have an educational system that is
largely irrelevant to our most urgent needs and our cultural
environment does more to hamper than promote our development. It
is not enough to teach West Indian history at school. We must
develop an appreciation for our own literature and music. Subjects
of a more technical nature should be valued and our society must
develop an incentive bias towards these subjects. Our library
services should be expanded, and our libraries provided with books
by our own intellectuals (Demas, Best, Beckford, Hall, Thomas and
Rodney to name a few) and writers and books by other Black man
such as Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver,Frantz Fainon, W.E. Du
Bois and a host of others. Our bookshops'must become more progres-
sive and our civics, economics and world affairs classes must be
more oriented to the problems of Black and other Third World peoples,
In this direction I would make two suggestions to those in
positions of power:1that they reconsider the position of French as
the more important foreign language in schools(Barbados for example
has chosen Spanish as the official foreign language), and (2) that
they explore alone or preferably with other West Indian governments
and the university the possibility of using such inefficiently
utilized and frustrated university graduates like myself to produce
textbooks relevant to our needs. Finally the time has come for us
to change our attitudes and realize that sporting an Afro hair-style
and wearing daschikis and sandals'(which for us poor people are
cheaper than leather shoes) are..part of the process of developing
our Black image (why don't we complain when Indirah Gandhi wears
slippers). I ldok forward to the day when we will realize this and
accept it in all branches of our society.
In this essay I have tried.to shqw how Black Power can be a use-
ful philosophy in helping us to develop our nation. I wrote it
firstly because I wanted to dispel some of the myths surrounding
the concept. :Also I feel that the programmes outlined here can be
of some use in helping us out of the mess in which we are now. I
am sure that there are many who see Black Power as a positive force
even though they may not agree with.all that I say.
Jamaica's Dep. P.M.: BA.TTLE AGAIiNST UiEMPLOYMEl-T Recent Statement
"The short term," he said, "consists of doing things that will put
people to work right away, such as crash unemployment programmes.
Ngt Pl2l1 these will perhaps pass thescrutiny of an economic
theorist,, but it is an absolute essential to put the people to work."
These, words were used by Mr. Davi Coore, Minister of Finance and
Deputy Prime Minister, Jamaica, who said his Government MUST do some-
thing about its desperate unemployment situation. Allied to plans were
questions of training, improving the educational system, and increas-
ing the range and depth of skills thdt younger people could command.


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Pace Ten THE
S*T*A*R*S*P'O*R*T*S by- iorchriston
CRICKET-. In the last Trial ~ Latch in the
Gardenas Irving-Shilli.n:;ford's XI beat
Kal.eb Laurent's XI. Irvin;.g' nade 260,
Faustin 118, .D.Dfoe 5-, howlers S.
Aiibrose rot 3/39, IT.Phill~p j /35 and
G.Lafond 2/21. Lauront's replied with
106 L'.Etienne 31, C.Uilliabi 27; C.
DoctroVe 4/42, D.Abrahak:i 2/7; In their
2nd mkock Irvings s'coroed 201, Faustin
35, I.Shillingford.34. TJC.Joseph 5/66.
V.Elwin (-57) and L'Etiec" o (55), openers
for Lau.'ent's were undcfeated"at stumps
Tor a total of 118. Tho State Team
for the Goodwill Series wil. be drawn
from th6 following 16:' I .Shil.lingford
(Cap.), G.Shillil,;;ford, 1T.Phillip, D.
Defoe'., J.Faustin, 'DCharIs, KXLaurent,
C,D6c0trove, V.EiWin, L."tienhli, D.Abra"
hai, J.C.Josephs, L.Jebastian, T.Bert-
ranad, G.Walsh and M.George. Onp current
form they should come out on top.
t'eTBALL RESULTS: Barclays Pag-les 45,
C1.'-J Jr.'25(Pascal 35, Garraway 10;
;:..Fingal l1, Karam 11 .'illbbrough Spec-
ials v; CHS srs. drawn 20-20 '('arring- .
ton 12, James 8; Pembi rtoh and" Iiviere
10 each). Hillsborough ~Secials .v. Hill-
sborough Senoritas Specials won 25-0.
.Olympics 26 CHS Srs. 22.
DASIWETBALL RESULTS: Dorbniiica's State
teabeat AntiguJar i_ ITritrade Trotters in
a final match of 3. Trottoes -had beaten
a combined schools toa-~..hc natch vs.
Carohi Cardinals was -aiicicd but*.
'The season ended on '7dcdhciday with the
'League Champs, Cardihala, irinnin: the
knoc!out as well in. 'tl final..va Pan-.
.hers. Congratulatyions I
TIMOTHY FIRE FUND (fron pa;e l)
W'e wi6h donors could have been and
heard -r.' Timothy whhen he ca.io to town
and received these first lprOript gifts.
Although he cannot hope tId rebuild ,his
house., he plans adding a rooh to a" rel-
ativeTs home, so he will be both indep-
endent and protected. Anyone iwho has a
simple iron bed and mattresc in ;good
condition to give away will rescue this
old gentleman from having to chare a
bed with a young relations. l .i"e:perienc
in the'fire was truly horrifying. Te
opened"his'eyes to a blaze of fire, and
all pap.ers,Z.zocuments, bboohI mats', bed-
ding etc trere quickly coinduhed. The prob.
able'value of his loss (uiiinured) is
$4,000 seventy worlding year of effort:
"If the ',arigot Village council had put
a water pipe as near as possible to my
house, and if the Over C-utter road near-
by had been in good 'onogighcbiditibn
famr Fire Brigade aid, soneb-hing might
have been salvaged," II-r.Timothy said.


STAR Friday, M_:lay 5, 72
MA TITINE'S CASE by C.Watt fr. -p ,
Ma Titine invited the Court to
come on out and have a look at the
tree. "It doan break needer fall.
It even let out flowah since den."
But she had already scored her tech-
nical point about the wrong charge.
After a few routine questions, and
replies from the defendant which
had the Court in stitches, the case
was dismissed.
Titine's friends and some new
admirers gathered around her out-
side. She leant against her car and
contemplated the Poliee complainant
who stood on the stairway. "Baby,
han' me de bottle from de back seat,
Hey Reuben' Is you bettah drive us
home!" Another officer came up.
"No drinking here"I "All-you,
cherrioh." called out Titine."I can
drink in my car, is not Guvment but
is private property see? Dey didden
report me for drunk an disorderly de
odder time, so I doan think you can
report me now."
With a mocking gesture Titine
raised a plastic glass to her lips
and as her supporters called out -
"Titine, Q. C. The car (full of
friends and sagging to the ground)
drove proudly out of the yard.
SITES IIN DRIEF' ..
FARMERS ITIOIT: Some 4,000 farmers voted
Mr. Alviin Arnantradinm Presidehnt and Mr.
WS.SStevens Vice.Pres of the new Union.,
Messrs. Clen: Raboas and Martin Sorhaindo
also .ot. appointedd to the Executive. *
METHODIST PRESIDENT (Caribbean) Rev.Hugh
iB.Sherlock ODE 'is visiting Dominica this
week-enid. Tc retires from-office (5 yrs)
.to serve in (Geneva with the Europe Sec-
tion of the World -Iethodist Council.R'ev.
Sherlock iTillj preach in Rose.au hetho st
Church Sunday a.m. and speak to a Rally
at Marigot Iicthodi't Church that afternoon,
* DGS Cadet Coips held a Recruit training
camp in LaPlaiie over Mayday. woeek-end.
Long walks, physical training, man reading
and discusdions-took place, led by 2nd
Lt.. Lester.. Dorsotti *JWe acknowledge the
DTU's ICFTU Ilay Day. Manifesto, and hope-
to quote points from it next week;.
Britain has Civein Domi.nica heanly' $20,000
for a f~a-iily planning study. Dominica
Banana Growers front all' over the State
discussed the Associ'Aidi 's problems on
May 2 at Goodw:ill. Sparrow is due. here
next weoe to perform Calypso KIng"
printed ': '.ublixheIe. by the Proprletor,
R.E. Allfrey of'Copt Hall Mill House
at 26 D5ath Road,'loseau,Dominica, W. I.
*