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Mrs. Jane Lowenth6 -,


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Editor PHYLLIS SHAND ALLFREY


Friday. Jtn~i. '.9.


V u a ,T b. (BA- -., HA A. .'S ..


QUOTATION The Tribune BAHAMAS

Just plain stupidity

There are people who, from time to time, try to pin the tag of
Communism on this government. As I have pointed out in this
column before, many people who behave badly today are
branded as Communists. It's a simple way uf'piacing something
that appears ugly in an unpleasant category.
tut I can see no .difference in the end result between
Communism, Fascism, Naziism, Papa Doc-ismi Peronjtian),
Africanisation or the way Bahamnianism is now being enforced,
Reduced to a single word, they are all dictatorships parading
<4 under different names. It just happens that Communism is the
only one of these several groups to survive in a big way. And so
anything that is brutal and undemocratic today is conveniently
labelled Communism.
But I think the Communists would be insulted if they were
told that some of the thingsGovt. does are commnisBtie,
.cause, while the Communists may rob men of their freedom,
they are not stupid. . and the policy being pursued by the
.oT'ernment tody it just plain stupid.
Sir Etienne Dupuch, O.B.E., K.C.S.G., D.Litt., LL.D.
CIr-^-C II ---- -----


The Educationale
'A major tactic of working people against
dki:tato-ial bosses is now being used against
dicta'irial headmasters.' Simon, aged 16,
a lec:,er of the Schools Action Union.
Arilc: Ye victims of dictation!
Arise! Ye children of misrulet
For punitive indoctrination
Has no place in a modern school!
Now away with all your lunch-hour passes,
Passive pupils, arise I arise!
We'll fight to humanise our classes,
And win regardless of our size.
Then, schoolkids, come rally,
Face the future with a smile,
The Educationale \
Unites the juvenile!


Then, schoolkids, etc.


FREEDOM PARTY CO.NVBNTSIO
pominicans al Over the Satte wiMlt
at Grand Bay onSuIndaycpming,; ux
June, for the Patt's -Fourth AMaua Con
vention startmg at 9.3o. 0a.m.
.Most importat addresses wil be dri
ivreed ia the presence of Mr. Romaaf
Webster, Leader of -the Coundl of Au|
uilla who is the Conveptior's Guest c
Honour. Miss Egenia Charles, Presi
dent of the Party, wi 1 chair the ops
session.
Speakers will include: Mr. Alvin Ai
antrading, Mr. an Carew, noted., We:%
Inadia writer; Mr. Ed Scobie; Mr. Rup-
ert Sorhaindo& repesiadvof Dbwi
Iica youth.
Recent ev-e i-'t s in Dominica wi!"
be discussed and Grand Bay will provide
a special choir to s u p p I y the music,
There is ample parking space at the C0on
\vention site.
\ ALL CORDIALLY INVITED


(Repeat)


Ye parents, teaching-staff and others,
The bell of revolution sounds!
Elect a council-board of brothers,
P'!t the headmaster out of bounds
On our backs too long we've worn
our blazers,
We've too long known the tyrant's reign,
Sit r.nw we'll use our old erasers
To rub out teaching by the cane!
Then, schoolkids, come rally,
Let us join the rank and file,
The liducationale
Unites the juvenile! (Repeat)


Mrs. Mills of Marigot with.
Dominioa's Baby of th4 1Year-
Vanessa Mills (story on p.lO)


ALL roads lead to

Ten Contr .


1972


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AN OFFENSIVE INDIFFERENCE by ANDROCLES

My worst fears are realized. I had for long suspected that there
was a younger breed and replicate of the moral calibre of Eustace
Francis, Ronald Armour and Patrick John. Now they appear, having
thrown off their disguises.
In the issues of the "Chronicle" and the "Star" of last week-end,
there is a number of oblique (in one case, direct) references to the
part played by political parties in bringing about the St. Mary's
Academy debacle.
In Dominica, there are two political parties -- the ruling Leblanc
Shoe Party and the opposition Freedom Party. I have the honour to
belong to the latter Party. I am therefore deeply grieved and offended
to think that anyone can think that I can belong to an organization
which, from the views expressed by the writers, could have behaved in
the same repulsive way that the Government behaved in the S.M.A. issue.
That such a thought could have been expressed in the face of facts
clearly demonstrating otherwise, goes to prove that in the matter of
truth, these writers are no better than Francis and John. I refer
here specifically.to'"C.L." and the Dominica students at the Mona bam-
pus of the U.W.I.
These persons are perfectly aware that the Opposition Party never
in its press and on'its platform involved itself in what was a matter
between pupils and teachers at a school over an incident which, but
.for Government encouragement, would not have escalated to its present
dimensions. When the Opposition Party did touch the issue, it blamed
the ruling Party for its abetting of schoolboy indiscipline and its.
incitement of students against the authority of the School. If anyone
can think that such an attitude is about the same as that of the ruling
Party, there is something perverse in that person's reasoning. The
ruling Party (1) encouraged pupils to march to Ministers rather than
Seek redress from the ultimate authority of the School; (2) in its
publication, the "Educator",it made numerous attacks on the authorities
of St.Mary's Academy while the issue was at its most delicate; (3)
carried such attacks to Ui public meetings in Roseau; (4) allowed
Black Power persons in the employ of Government time off to go and
incite pupils on the precincts of this and other schools; (5) was in
continuous communication with representatives of disaffected students,
seeking no dialogue with the School authorities until the issue had
hardened out. And when finally the matter had got out of hand, the
Government appointed a Committee of Enquiry composed for the most part
of its political adherents and of representatives of forces egging on
the affair. So where did the Opposition Party come in? The Government
did not even have the sense to invite someone from the Opposition
Party whidh,from\its prestige, could have been expected to confer some
much-needed moderation in the eyes of those whom it would be trying to
persuade. Was the Opposition Party, therefore, expected to join in
throwing fuel onto the S.M.A. fire? This kind of thing is foreign to
the Freedom Party and anyone who thinks he will get the same enthrone-
ament of evil in this Party as in the ruling Party had better look
elsewhere. I must remind readers of the soul-stirring address to the
S.M.A. students made by the Opposition-Party's Chairman, Mr. Armantrading
at the first public meeting of his Parft-at which the S.M.A. issue
was touched. How different was this meeting in tone and content from
that of the Shoe Party a few nights previously. Thus I am very annoyed
to be even remotely classified with characters like Eustace Francis
and Patrick John whalI consider public scandals. For let it be well
understood: the Opposition Party does not seek votes at any price. It
well knows that it cannot appeal to the evil-minded. The natural
and logical resting place of the votes of such people is in the Leblanc
Shoe Party. (Continued on p.4)


THE STAR


.,.iday, June 9, 1972


Page Two








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,3 'Arm. f,
T 04 E to T RIIICI~g


QUTEE and COMMONWEALTH
Her Majesty has bestowed birthday
honours upon the following persons
Mr. N.E.1tty (Porm.Soc. Home AIff.)
O.B.E.; Dr. Elizabeth C.M.J. Mullor
O.B.E. (honorary,). Dr. Mullor is a
Goeran National, Capt.Q.OM Clarke
MBE (Prison & R.D.D.F.) Imperial Ser-
vice Order. Mr. Allandale C. Winston
Imperial Service Modal. The Official
Gazottc gives no citations aV, to what
those worthy persons are being decorated
for, in particular.

H.E, Sir Louis Cools-Lartigue h~aa
received through the Soc./State for
Foreign & Co~amonwealth Affairs a tolo-
gram expressing "the sincere thanks of
Her Majesty" for condolences from this
State on the Duke of Windsor's death,

DOMINICA BANANA GROWIES A. .M.

At the DBGa's A.G.M. in Roseau,thel
following Board Members wore ro-olected
for 12 monthat Mesars. J.P. Brunoy,
Co;rad Cyrus, E.B. Henry, V.Jno.Cihrlos
and gowell Warrington, Oth Member was
Mr. Nibbs Aloxandor, replacing Mr, Pugh.
Agriculture Minister Thos. Stiemne men-
tionod plans for a ripening room in
DoNmiiica in order to utilize bananas
ni t reported that would otherwise to to
a.steo he al so hoped to change the Ord-
inanco to allow Board hMombors to servo
for two or three years at a time,
The Annual Report (and we thank the
D,B.G.Association for a copy) revealed
a largo deficiency in Rssorvos, a Bank
Overdraft of over $1,5 million plus
other liabilities of over millionn
and a decrease in 1971 of production of
under 1j, million atoms, the lowest stum
Spaid to Growors since 1963 being noted,
Loss than $3. millionn. Jamaica also
was low on production so UK Market had
to make up a 25% shortfall elsewhere.
Efforts of the 1972-3 Board to increase
both quality & quantity are pledged.


JAKERS is dead. His many friends regret
the passing of JameR s Alison Stonwrt Boyd,
,neo of Dominica's first olocted Ministers
RELIGION, DEVEOPMENB LOGIC
Wo learn from a roliablo source that
VI-formors at tho Convent H.S, have,
discussed in their religious classes
a pamphlot published by the Caribboan
Ecumenical Consultation for Develop-
- aont. A. Locklart, please notoJ
Mr. Charlos Mayniird, ono-timo Govt;
Poa. Socretary, las boon appointed
a Joint Managing Director of Astaphan's.


ASSOCIATED STATE OF DOMINICA $
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ORDINANCE
Schedule of Appication. for Certificate of Title and Noati.gnt
thereon and Caveats for week ending. 10th day of June, 1972.,
I Date Requested -so
i Date Requested Person Nresenting Nature of request
SJwhether a Certficate
of Title of No.'i 9
thereon or Cava.


Request dated the
Sth day of June,
E972.
Presented the 6th
day of June, 1972 at
I 2.25 p.m.


North-Easts by lan
ter; South-East: by
of Keteb Richards;


Garrtck Christmas Request fr the ian" r4 a. 9
First Certificale of Tite in
by his So licitor respect of a portion of saad
at Wesley village 1n the Pa.
Cilma A.M. DupigFs rih of St, Andtaw, in tIe
State of Dominica, contlijn
--ing 2128 square feet aad
bounded as follows:-
dsof Symbert lechards and Martf.Syl vs. ,
land of Dehis Cyril; South-eWe tt by Ian4
North-West: by a Public Road,


Schedule of Application for Certificate of Title and Notinf
thereon and Caveats for week ending 3rd day of June. 1972.


Date Requested Person Presenting


(i~ii~ili~~ w -.'< -~--' ii1


Request dated the
23rd day ef ay
1972.
Presented the 31st
day of May, 1972 at
2.45 p.m.


Maudry Rolle
by her Solicitor
NJ.O. Liverpool


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Nature of requte
whether a Cortifkate
of Title of N-i0.-. 1
thereon or Caveat.

Request the t fa f
Pirst Ctiaeste of Tif '
reapectof a portion 0ie lo
Pariah of St.GQ" ea .t
41a010 71 quat olawsrt
""ssawI a (0009C i


North-Eat: Right.f.Wasy separating It from Landaef LeAt
De champ: and Henry Righten; Norts-West: Lnd of H&i W
~t(lne and a RIght.of.Way enparattng t from Land oPf tfsa
andrine St. Rose; South-Wet: Land ofAlexmndrine St., Rae
South-EastI Land of May Magiotr tod a Raigt.ef.Wal saeo
eatingg it from Land of Stephen Lockhart.

Request dated the Norma Btjamlis Reqwue for the oiame f a
26th dy f May Pirst Caotidcate of Ttle I
1972. by her Soiidtor etapdrfpoa oftad
Presentedthe31st ato F WHill iotePa
day of May, 19724t NJ.O. Lverpooi ribh of St. Andrew, Io the
2.30p.m. Stitoof Domifica,cooease.
loS a 1,6e uare feet ad
bouaded as follows:-
Noth-.ast: Land of Jo~ p CarbO; Nerth.Wast Lad of
Matthew Thomas; South.Eista: Lands of fEles Benjamir an
McLean Africa; South.-Weat; Land of MfcLen Africa.


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Registrar's Offioe. SYLVIA BERTRAND
RoseaU, Dominica. Registrar of TlIeta.

NOTE:- Any person who desire to object to the issue ef a
First Certfice of Title: in the above eppllctlIon may enter a
Caveat in the above Office within six weeks from the date of
the first appearance of this Schedule In the STAR Newspaper
published In thi State or from the date when the notict pra
scribed by law was served on iaiy owner or occupier of aejainq.
Itnd in respect of which the application is made.


CORRESPONDENT REQUIRED
Male or feoslol cultured, eaadomic,
for the purpose of oxchango of in-
formation, culture and knowledge.
Intoroatod in postage staepa.
Mr. Eannuol Schwarts,
10 l kvonuo "KI", Apt. #4B .
Brooklyn, ov 'York 11230, U.S.A".


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? wh A 9 1972


S







AN OFFEItSIVE INDIFFERENCE by Androcles (from p.2)
I come now to two of the specious and spurious arguments being
banded about in connection with the S.M.A. issue. The first I touch
upon is the view that religion ought not to be taught at the S.M.A.
I am not at all surprised at this view when my conviction of the fons
et origo of where all this is coming from is what it is. The simple
answer which it ought not to have been necessary to record is
that a Church-owned and directed school not teaching religion is a
kind of contradiction in terms. A Catholic school will either teach
religion or not exist at all. It is as simple as this and commonsense
suggests that. Those who are opposed to religion or consider it irrele-
vant to life should seek their education elsewhere and leave Church
schools for those who believe in it. On this view, there is a clear
case for another boys' secondary school under Government auspices to
be directed by the Dominica undergraduates of the U.W.I. Let us wish
them well. I for one hold them to their offer to give up their studies
and come to take over a new Government secondary school to replace St. -
Mary's. If and when St. Mary's starts off again, it must be for those
junior citizens of the State whose parents believe and insist that
life is more than meat and the body more than the rainment
The other specious argument is that events at St. Mary's took
the turn they, did because the curriculum at that School is irrelevant
to the aims and aspirations of Dominica and the West Indies bla,
bla, bla, Is it permitted to bring down a school because that school
adheres to the curriculum established by the State and has had such a
fine scholastic/examinations record? Can one school receiving Govern-
ment funds go off by itself and introduce innovative changes in the
basic curriculum without authority? What kind of reasoning is this which
can justify or even explain what has happened under this pretext of-
wanting a change in curriculum? In any case, does this basic change in
curriculum exist in the State's own school? What I want to know is why
in this respect those who speak and appear to believe that curriculum
irrelevance was one of- the causes operating do not place the responsib-
Sility squarely where it belongs on the Government of the State? And
why is this argument only now coming up,and not at the time when the
whole issue erupted?
This leads me to a news comment which appeared in last week's
issue of this newspaper. I consider it of great importance. There we
learn that when the lay Masters of St.Mary's Academy gave their radio
interview on the issue, they made the point of the parts played and
not played by the Government and its organs in this unhappy affair.
When it came over the air, this part of their interview was deleted in
the broadcast. Do Dominicans in thair perpetual state of somnolence see
what is happening here? Note how Government agents are operating at all
levels to mentally blind Us.
All I can add is that under the prodding and inspiration of
hidden forces encouraged by the Government, this island of ours is
going. I do not need to overemphasise it. The people feel the miasma
now enveloping them. Ask anyone and he will tell you that there is
something strange and unusual, a feeling of .impending doom. An enday
has done this!
TWO QUOTATIONS FROM P.B. MEDAWAR ( British Association)
"Both epochs are marked, not by any characteristic system of beliefs,
...but by an equally characteristic syndrome of unfixed beliefs; by
the emptiness that is left when older doctrines have been found wanting."
"To deride the hope of progress is the ultimate fatuity, the last
word in poverty of spirit and meanness of mind. There is no need to be
dismayed by the fact that we cannot yet envisage a definitive solution
of our problems..."


THE S T A-R


Friday, June 9, 1972


Page Four





THE STAR .____.li


VAUXHALL
THE PERFORMERS


The Viva went through far more than the
usual testing that goes into a new car.
Because it was test-proved at 'Punishment
Park'-Vauxhall's unique 700 acre proving
ground at Millbrook in Bedfordshire.
Test-proved for strength, safety,
reliability and protection.
A.C. SHILLINQFOID & CO.
CAR ACCRS. DEPT.
ROSEAU ..


VAUXHALL


CARS FOR SALE
DOMINICA TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT
CO. LTD. RAWLE LANE, GOODWILL
Offers for sale on behalf of The Receiver o f
Dom-Can Timbers Ltd., the following vehicles
which are in good running condition and h a v e
been repainted:
Ford Pickup Truck Reg.-* 2905 $5,ooo.oo
Ford Pickup Truck Reg.* 2906 $5,ooo.oo
Ford Bronco Reg. 3062 $5,ooo.oo
Ford Bronco Reg. #895 $1,2oo.00
The vehicles may be inspected at the Company's
Office between the hours of 7.30 a.m. to 4.30 pm
daily Monday to Friday. s ,/,
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HOUSE FOR


SALE


4 Bedroom House in the Goodwill
For details and appointment to
call:


are
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DOMINICA MORTGAGE FINANCE
CO. LTD. CASTLE STREET,
ROSEAU
TEL. 2389
422


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July Sat ist $2.0o
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Aug Sat 5th '2.5o
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HOUSE LANDS FOR SALE
Dwelling House situate 4 m i I e s from
Roseau on two Acres of land cultivated in
oranges, grapefruits, coconuts and limes.
Dwelling house contains three large bed-
rooms, living quarters with all modern
conveniences.
For further particulars apply to
VANYA DUPIGNY
4-i _40 CHAMBERS, ROSEAU,


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Roseau Co-op Credit Unioh Ltd.
NOTICE TO MEMBERS
Notice is hereby given that the 2tst Annual
General Meeting of the Roseau Co-operative
Credit Union Ltd. will be held at the Goodwill
Parish Hall on Thursday 15th June, 1972 com-
mencing at 7.30 p.m. All members and other int-
erested persons are invited to attend. However,
only members will be allowed to take art in the
discussion and vote on any particular issue.
The Agenda for the Meeting is as follows:
(1) Ascertainment of Quorum.
(2) Taking apologies for absence.
(3) Reading and approval of minutes of I a s t
Annual General Meeting.
(4) Discusion of Matte arising from tfhe la
utes.
(5) Reports:
a) Board of Directr.
b) Treasurer and Audtor.
c Credit Committee.
d) Supervisory Committee.
(6) Uafinished Business.
(7) New Business: Appropriatioo of Surplus f~ t
971. Remarks and suggestion f floor.
,(8 BWcdois.
C0losig remarks by PN dem.
(o) Adjournment.
M.F. DORIVAL
S, MANAGE R
4b May, W72. 41 /
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Page Six T HE STAR
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Fiction


MA TITIE ..by Cynthia Watt
(Trees grow fast)


Two days later one of her young
friends dropped in.
"Remember what we was speaking abotf
Ma Titine?" he enquired, 'laying a good
sized parcel wrapped in'banana leaves
on the table.,. "I got all de seeds we
need. When fo' us to start?"
Ia Titine clapped him on the
shoulder. "You shore can wuk fast.
Henry. What see4 you-get? Lemme see."
Untying the parcel she counted ten
different parcels of seeds. "Ooo-hmph"-
dat is good boyl almond Bois flot -
Bois Canoe --'Tamarind-des Indes...
Well, dat good*,. .What you all have to,.
do now is to dig dose holes in every
yard all-you ca, an plant dose seed."
She-chuckled. "Boy we goin make dem
hopi Dose trees grow fas an befo' dey.
know what happening everybody., going to
have trees in dere yardJ Hal Hal Hal"
So that night Henry and six of his
country-born pals worked diligently
in the still of the,night, .digging
smAll holes fast and sowihg seeds. They
had taken precautions in'the neighbour-
hoods with very bad dogsi& and some
mornings there were eight or ten dead
dogs around town.
Ma Titine was somewhat.upset by
the maSsacreo.. .
'"Ebh,eh, whar" happezin nowf, enquired
and pers on of' another, "Dey ihye dog
sickness'nih? Or maybe dey poisinin'
dog as dey had do some years ago?"
But nOldone except Ma Titine and her
c=ondpirators knew of thAse seeds being
quietly nutured in every little backysai
Sometime later they began sprout' up,
but no notice was take of them and as
the majority of the townsfolk rarely
gave careful glance at their-yard
(only; to see that it was swept 'and kept
free from cans, bottles, etc.) not one
suspected anything.
One day as Baby was g6ing to the
marke.t.he overheard two people talking
I" ell," said one-, "I se6 a few young
plants growing in my yard, and two/of
my neighbour say dey see de same thing
in dere own yard. I deeden plant
nuffUa---
"Doan worry," said the other, "You
beleevin in obeah too much Birds and
wind does.s.catter seed all about. Look
how tings does only spring up. It de
Creator worf.,man."
Baby returned to Titihe with a marr
heart. So, alreadythe seeds'were
(Cocoluded next column)


THE TRUE, RELIEVER' :
G.B. Giraud


poem by


To see is'to believe.
To hear is-not to fear;
To touch is-to receive
Confirmation of- a fear.
To taste is to disprove
What eyes failed to see.
To touch is then to soothe
Understandingly.
To taste is to disprove
What ears"failedTto hear.
To touch will then remove
Unnecessary fear.
What's true and'what's untrue?
Taste and touch, hearing-and sight -
Let them decide 'for you:
True believers know no fright
WHILE -FATE DECIDES
To retain one's sanity
Amidst a world 's insanity
Is the difficulty
Of this troubled century.
.This is the age..of bigotry
And the age of "do-your-own-thing '
The age of undermined authority
And of love with a hollow ring, ..
The world's fate hangs in balance;
Some leaders prpach only hate
And steadily rush young talent,
Leaving all the issues to fate*

(Another longer pobm'by Mr. Giraud
will appear next week in the STAR)

SMA TITINIE (From Column 1)
shootAng out plants like-.beanstalks1
Well, well that was good)
kext'dad Genhlia also dropped in,
"Garcon, Titine, everywhere I pass I
seen dose tree' growing" (Baby laughed)
Garcon, Guvment goin to surprise when
dose treq.gib"rt an dey, see Roseau one
heap of trees"
Genelia nodded. "Yes, but what I
thinking is what about if de people root
dem ouit when dey see dem *growing?"
"Is only tree or four seed we put in
each yard you kilowi" Titine old her,
"so by de time dey hae time, to worry
about what. d an .'da' plant Ais, dose
tree will be already big ohough'treeh
People curious to see de rdsult."-
"Dat's right" said Baby, "I even
show two-of my neighbour my own an I
'tell dem8
'Well, I not going to root dem up.
Heaven sdnd dem. T
"Le's drink a teas on dat," said Titine.


Friday, June 9, 1972-







A REPLY TO MR. ANTHONY LOCKIART : by L.A. Roberts
I was most interested in Mr. Anthony Lockhartts article "The NIeed for
a New Logiq" since I was the author of the statement which he sets out to
criticise. I am also intrigued by the title of his piece and I suggest that
the operative word in it is "New". Personally, I know of only one logic -
the science and art Of reasoning. If Mr. Lockhart has a new system, I adopt
the attitude: "Speak, Lord, Thy servant heareth". Until then, I must rely
on the ancient system of, premises and conclusions as in the following
syllogism(l) Religion is the opium of the people (in that it dulls their
(2) Opium is bad for the people mind)
THEREFORE -- -Religion is bad for the people
It was on this basis that I took to task those students from the Univ-
ersity of the West Indies who quoted with approval that particular piece of
Marxism. On the basis of the above reasoning, their effort, if they pretend
to love the people, is to do away with religion. 'Now doing away with
religion is a keys't'bne.'of Communism. So where have I gone wrong in my logic?
Speak, Brother, :Speak
I must let Mr,.Lockhart know that I am acquainted with Idris Hamid's
"In Search of New Perspectives". I probably read it before Mr,tLockhart did,
for I got it while it was still a Conference Paper when I was invited'to go
as a delegate representing Dominica to the Caribbean EcumeniLcal Consultation
For Development. It ias largely after reading IImiA that I decided not to
accept the invitation I was not impressed. irL.Lockhart .may possibly be '
interested in the creation of a West Indian religion (a "religious ethic" as
he delicately puts it),but I stand for a timeless and universal Christianity,
-A West Indian variety of Christianity holds no interest for me. The fact,
as stressed' by Mr,.Lockhart, that Hamid is a minister does not mean any-
thing to me. Priests of my own Church are'at this very moment in'various
parts of the world, according to the Pope, seeking to destroy it. I would
like to suggest that if little is heard of this Ecumenical Consultation there
are two reasons for this: (1) It concerned itself too much with economic
development,in which sphere there are far more competent bodies than the
Churches,and that Governments now have the main responsibility for economic
development and (2), that the largely a-Christian tone of this basic Con-
ference Paper made orthodoxy shy away.
I see that Mr.Lockhazrt pontificates "that the Church in Dominica still
mesmerizes people with the hope of heaven (sic)-- it gites them an opiate".
He is a bold man indeed, unless it be that he is given visions not voubhsaaed
to us mortals. For by my age,, experience and continuous residence in
Dominica, I should be ii a better position than he is to speak on this Sub-
ject. I do not agree with him, except to'admit that' the Church does give
hope of Heaven:and when it stops doing so, it will be time for 4r.Lockhart
and those who think like him to tike over. The trouble with those young.
intellectuals we see around us is their utter lack-of humility of their
overbearing pride. It never occurs to them that on-the subjects on which
they pontificate there may be persons around who know even more but are will-
ing to hold their peace'and work in the'shadows, having given long and deep
thought to the problems. In other words, there is very little ori$giAlin
what they offer.
I am much impressed by M'r.Lockhart's parade of his acquaintancee with
Iarxism and Communism. It- occurs to me, though, -that Mr.Lockhart should
attempt some thinking on Mjs own account. He seems to me to betray one great
failing of the present intellectualism and that is to substitute other personsr
(however prestigious) views for their own. I see this6clearly as a mark of.
those who come from the University of the West Indies -- almost all of them.
They can spout authors' views by the yard, but give them a problem not in
the booksI It may well be that the a&use of this is the "?ew" logic.
"No-one can be used as a door-mat unless he lies down flat." -
Sir Winston Churchill, in an after-dinner conversation.


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By Morris Wright
4peial to the Guardian NEW YORK -
San Jose, Calif.
Angela Dayis, delivering the opening court
-,aement in her own defense, asserted her
concernn "to free all political prisoners and im-
f'tovc prison life."
"My own efforts to free (George) Jackson, she
s-id, "were expressed in context to free all op-
:'resse- men and women and the 'Soledad
Brothers.' "
Davis was indignant at the "labyrinthine"
theory of the prosecutor, assistant attorney
general Albert Harris Jr., that she had been a
"victim of lurking selfish passions" in her efforts
on behalf of Jackson. Hirris "takes advantage of
the fact I am a woman, in typical male
chauvinism, to attribute such motivation to my
acts." '
"I do not dispute the truths of these facts,"
Davis told the jury, referring to events of Aug. 7,
1970, at Maria county courthouse, when "four
lives were lost (and other) human beings were
wounded .... But I remind you that two separate
issues are involved: how these deaths occurred
and if I had anything to do with them."
Before the trial opened. Davis had been
granted the right to act as co-counsel in her own
defense.


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D av (0Us HA INE). Miss Davis
h a been acquitted by an
Sl-whito U.S. Jury of
D avis charge of matrdor, kid-
napping and conspiracy.
But she had pent bout
2 years in jail amiiting
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fair t1rialn.

Jonathan, according to one version of the
Marin courthouse shooting, carried four guns
into a courtroom, where he passed two of them
to others, tied one to the presiding judge and led
an unsuccessful attempt to hold the judge and
three jurors for ransom allegedly in return for
freedom of the Soledad Brothers, of whom
George Jackson was one,
"He was only 17," Davis said of Jonathan, "and
he must have been sensitive to the plight of men
like James McClain and Ruchel Magee and
William Christmas (San Quentin prisoners in-
volved in the Aug. 7 shooting). Our friendship is
no basis for contending I played some role in the
Marin shooting and it is readily apparent how he
got the guns and books and other property that
belonged to me."

Legitimate tear


BILOWt hor opening
romarks at tho hearing.

"I sought to protect and extend the rights o
the working people, to end the war in Indochnin
and my 'goal was to aid in the creation of a
movement encompassing millions and ultimately
usher in a more humane socialist society.... The
nature of my.actions to free George Jackson wat
-an extension of all my other political activftte,
and my commitment, fully expressed,
"We sought activities that would involve eves
wider and larger numbers of people that they
would be freed. On Monday (March 27) t~k
ultimate fruit of our labor was attained. A *hi.
jury... pronounced the two (Soledad) survivor;
not guilty and if George Jackson had not beet
shot down, he would also have been pronounced
not guilty.


Angela Davis salutes
as she enters Courtroom.


S"In his opening statement, Harris had made
I much of the fact that Jonathan at the time of his
death had in a briefcase several books in French
belonging to Davis and in which she had in-
scribed her name.
On the day of the shootiitg, Davis said, she
boarded an airplane to Los Angeles, paying for
the ticket by check. Later, she continued, she
": "dropped out of sight."
..': thad good reason to fear police violence.
Blacks and chicanos are victims of police
& violence. I had reason to feat months of in-
S ;. ~- carceration without) hail and trial--before an all-
Angela Davis at courthouse inr SJir jose: white jury. The prosecution claims I fled because.
of my consciousness of guilt. I say I was only
rchased guns protecting my innocence.
n her 80-minute opening statement. Davis "It i% a sick kind of game the prosecution is
nowledged that she had bought the four guns. playing. What is happening is that the prosecutor
d in the Marin shooting, adding that she .iaid .ii shaping a circumstantial case out of ordinary
en her name and birthplace in purchasing circumstances of everyday life ... The charges
h of them. She had received thousands .of against me are an extension of the attack against
:ats. she asserted. "I needed protection me by the governor of this state-and the regents
inst political attacks and this was particularly of the University of California."
t after the University of California regents and Earlier in her statement,.Davis spoke of her
governor of California made me a public early life in Birmingham, Ala., where "my father
re against my will." Davis had been ousted had to keepRguns because he feared we would be
n'her teaching job amid great public fanfare. the next victims of racist 'violence." She told of
Swas not safe for her to go out alone, she went struggles to free black and brown people from
-and Jonathan Jackson, younger brother of oppression, of affiliation with the Black Panther
orge, frequently accompanied her-carrying party and the Che-l.umumba club of the Com-
or more of her guns. munist party.


Hiss Davis, whose life has boon throatonod since the verdict, is now in
hiding in the United States, but hopos to live in Californin and work
for prison reform and the liberation cause, said a Black Panther spokesman,


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THE~~ STRFia.Jn ,17


THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS LEAVE US
Great sadness prevailed in many hearts
*yes, and a sense of shame, when Bro-
Estrada and his Christian colleagues
quietly left the State last week-end.
We have .had many letters, but feel now
that-the Brothers would not desire any
angry--comments on their treatment~bit,
stage: an interval of thought is needed
S*T*A*R* S*P*O*R*T*S 'orchriston
CRICKET: St.Vincent-does it against
For the second year running, St.Vin-
cent has emerged champion of the Roth-
mans sponsored 40-over matches, pulling
off the double bV also inning the Good
will series. In six oft-heir matches
this year they have been victorious.
At the final of the Rbthnans matches
played in St.;Lucia, St.Vincent slammed
275 for 5 of their.40 verss with Mi
Findlay run out for 90, C.Browne 70,
Isles 35, V.Bute 34 and S.Greaves 24n.o,
Successful bowlers were Riviere two,
Branford.and Felix one each, St.Lucia
in their turn at the wicket were dis8
missed for 160 in'32 overs.'
All awards went to St.Vincent, with
Findlay becoming aan of the matdh and
highest score(90), Browne, (fastest) 50
scored in 62 minutes, and Browne best
bowler.
LEAGUE: Last Weekbnd, Saintes gained a
,seveho.wicket victbry over Spartans, to
move closer to the championship -
jointly shared with CeolLtc United last
season.
Scores in the match weie Spar-tans
152/9' aiod o10/9, I.shilliiigford 64, G.
Shillingford 31 and C.John 21' N.Philli
5/30' and D.Defoe 3/34. Saintes 158 and
103/3, N.Phillip 60 and 27n.o, L.Grell
29 and V.Elwin 29. G.Shillingiord 5/42
and D.Abraham 3/51.
In a match presently being played
between Celtics United and HFrlem Rovei
Harlem R. w6re dismisSed for 68. L.
Willians 16, EJavis 3/10, J.Joseph 4/5
and E.Anthony 3/17. Celtic'at-the close
of f4rst day were 94 for 4, J.Joseph
39 n.o, H.John Baptiste 22..
TEST:
At the end of play on the first day
of the first Cricket Test Match between
Australia and England being played at
Old Trafford, England were 147/57 J.
Edrich 49 run out. ..


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has.issued an appeal that people shouB
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LL-ISLAND BABY SHOCK by Claudia
ABY OF THE YEAR..'. Newman.
Champion Bgby-. o the Year title was
aptured-by 5-months'old Vanassa Mills
see p.1) of MARIGpT, who also won the
up donated by CowV & Gate and the CAN-
AVE shield"as' well. Best. congratulations
The showiasheld at Goodwill Parish
all on Z6iin.May I1 an entertaining and
hallengihg affair:. The atiiosphere was
ot torn by any such tension which ac-
ompanies a vital oribket match, for
instance. 'Only the great pride of the
others displaying the cream of their
rogeny prevailed. The show, which was
ell attended by 70"finalists from all
arts of the'island, got under way at
bout :1,30'p.m.' with the judging of "
he babies,' classified into three groups:
3-6 months, 7-12' months and--13-24 mths.
SAs the young' ones paraded1 b'eforo
he judges *- some chuckling delightedly,l
thers.crying out in protest at being
orutihized the care and love lavished
n them were evident from the fine bp4
es presented to'-the judges -- soi .e V-,
tably orperienced a tough time in
udgin, g.
The ceremonial part of the show fea-
ured an opening addresss by the chairman"
rs.: Eddison Wyfke, who complimented' the
SCFund'dn the wonderful service being
rendered .to the welfaree of Dominican
abiedi *The Hon. 'I6nister for Education
Heal'thl ad`irossed' the mothers, express-
ng Gdvernmentv s interest in the work
f the Funda. He exhorted the mothers to
continue 'the"produetion of healthy bab-
es, as people-_'ere the'most important
esourccs of any "nation.
Addresses -ero also' delivered by Miss
orothy Julds,' Representative .of'"th
and in ..Domiiica,.: and Nurse Whoaas,' -
uperintendunt of Ttsres. Results were
LASS I (5-6 mont3b)t Vanessa M3ills.-
2. Chorry Copland,-Delices 3,.Arthur'
asselle. Castle Bruue,
LASS II: (7-12 months) 1. Annette Sav-
rin, Portsmotth'- Nestle's oup'; 2."
itz St. R6so,' Pointe Michel; 3.Ezord
arrington. St. Joseph.
LASS III -(13-24 months): 'Lydia."'
arney, U.6sley --Tutricia cup; 2.Garth
vigilante, Marigot; 3. Magnrla Martin,
ortbmouth, "e* 'IAll winners received cort-
ficates. '"pries' & champion cups fromi
laudia INem~ii, -'rho in turn was prcses..
ed with a4- bouquet. Judges were D-r
alkelr Nurse Archibald and Mrs.Josiyn.
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