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SJ Lowenhal,
Researc4~ns titt te f
the Stud-r of Man
162 East 7? S9 r t,
New York 10021 N' Y..,
U.S.A. - '-
O Tr/r.d a Representativ.:
NilWf Turner. (.t, don) Ltd.
22 Shafcesbury Ave, W.I.


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tvratti ",Pce '"ma, To lta .

Friday, July 21. 1972

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SPi Cents
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WHAT? (St, Kiits)
.Just imagine! Firms that
have been in business
for 50 years and more
Must now seek Southwel'as
To open their door.

Should L la wBe

Ob eyedP GUEST

part of
Dr. W. V Herbert
(Barrister, St. Kitts)

giEsh Com m*Qn

Dr. Herbert said. the
:.' aso Law of SEgltea
which bad &deltepd aver,
the years ard also that
couhtry's SEate Law.
Th~ "'egiash Coemon Law
wm 4a1de .atppitate k at v'aii-
ous datas in all the WEst
iAdiaa Islands except St. Lucia,
heo aid. This was beatie
"uding the sixteenh and
evintatmth centuries the
Caribbean was the sooas of
warfare, and aost of th
iasnds changed possesiea .
between Spali, France and

He continued: "The gen-
eral ru!e is that in esuled
colonies, the cqlovists take so
much uof the common
law as is applicsble to
thq situation in the infant
colony and also Imperial
statute of general applica-
tion will have effect in the
settlement. In the case of
con qered colonies the law
of the conquered con-
tinues until altered by the
eonquerg .
He pointed out that while
under the common law sys.
tem the English were talk.
ing about justice, freedom,
equality and dignity, the
same legal systeJs was being
used to introduce and main-
tain slavery. Likewise the
same wonderful jurispru-
dence of the United Statea
with all its constitution and
human rights and ita efforts
to chris'ianlse the new
world, "was maintaining
slavery as an integral instif

He said that the cloak"of
legalsm would, always be
lifted once the~d watt St*B-
cient; motivation and he gave
as examples the law relating
t ; slavery and abolition .a
the, U.S. legislation under
which a black individual
was not considered a human
being but which has had to
ba changed because of the
tremendous agitation.

The EsJfrai which once
suoun&aB d t U.S.A. -a a
qo*ay of :_t.but wh...
ceased to exieit as it was
the wdIl o the people atnd
"'*lso the present fiituation in
Anguilla which the British
Governnsnt has had to even-
tually a,.cept, were other is-
aues on which Dr. Herbert
Modern Trends
He spoke in a~tait on thE
concept of fundamental
rights and of a written con
stitution te function of tWe
court in the interpretation
ot constitution laws and the
modern trends "to strip an-
legislation" to examine the
fundamental 'mores' (values)
He said that West Indian
lawyers had.baen traiaed
iU, Englrnd along traditlof
at' EnlgirH methods of thlnk-
ing and in most cases they
did 'not have the opportunity
to study in terms of a writ
ten constitution, and in fact
in countries with expressed
fundamental rights. CwdB-
quently they themselves Ia
mamy cas~~ did not learn t
challenge lawa.
"The ti e ha come," be
stressed, "for the Caribbean
lawyer to grapple with con-
stitutioal lsaue. and to take
them up and not be afraid
to talk
Continued on Page 7

& VS d$s01.
i John Spector on Civil Libertios
U.W.,. Stiadotw t a ?lks pages 3-10
M9, Titino -' Rosa 0
BDomnica girl uses modern maehiDao p,7
Nows, Viaow and Notieeo

To take the human measure,
Take the measure under pressure.
Take any man or womaai
And test this chosen human.
There are those who bead,
Because they fear the end.
There are those who break,
Because of their fragile make.
Then there are those who bend and break:
They are spineless, fragile and weak.
But what of those -who fight for right?
True believers know no fright!

Important Announcement
Captain Victor A. J. Rivire, Chief Executive of
Vic. Riiere Business Services, wishes to inform
all clients and the general public that his Adminis-
trative Offices are now located at No. 8 Castle
Street, Roseau, adjoining the law chambers of
Messrs. Alleyne & Company, Barristersat-LAW.
The telephone No. 3276 remains unchanged.

Ford Cortina 490. 7,900oo miles
Contact: Ted Honychurch
491gts Tel S54w



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"A declaration of rightsis, by reciprocity, a declaration of
duties also. Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of
another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as possess."

Thus Thomas Painein "Rights of Man" defended the French Con-
stitution (set up after the fall of the Bastille in 1787) against
the attack of the English politician Burke. Paine was a co-author
of the American Constitution and Secretary of State for Foreign
Affairs during the American War of Independence.
Several recent books on West Indian affairs have commented on
the arrogance and tendency towards dictatorship among West Indian
leader when in power. It has also been remarked that no Opposition
Party has appeared with a Civil Liberties platform. This is a strange
aberration when they have before them the Dominica Freedom Party,
founded almost entirely on the basis of civil liberties.
The Dominica Constitution is fundamentally the same as the 1787
French Constitution and that of the U.S.A. It starts with a state-
ment of the Fundamental Rights and Freedoms and Chapter 1 is entit-
led "Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms". There are 15
pages to this Chapter and 16 Sections (compared to the 17 Articles
of the French Constitution which would not cover a single page of the
Dominica one). The French Articles are brief and to the point and
not hedged about with a lot of legal verbiage and notwithstandingg'
like ours which to this writer appear to be mostly exceptions to
the basic principles, thus allowing the rulers of the State more
power than they would otherwise be able to wield, especially by using
some of the old colonial laws codified in the 1961 Laws of Dominica.
Of course Section 101 (3) stated that "The Governor may by Order made
at any time before ist September 1967 make such amendments to any
existing law ... to bring (it) ... into conformity with ... this
Constitution....". Anyone checking through the 1961 Laws with an
eye open to the Civil Rights of the individual would find many laws
and parts of laws there which "are not in conformity..."; but were
they amended? Some of these laws were passed by the Colonial Gov-
ernment in times of emergency such as war: others (such as the Roseau
Town Council Act) have sections which are opprobrious since they re-
flect on the dignity and integrity of the elected Councillors, in-
ferring that, not being appointees of the Colonial Administrator,
they were likely to mismanage the affairs of Roseau; the Administrator
therefore 'in his own discretion' could remove the Council's powers
and appoint a Commissioner. Is this "affirming ... the dignity of
the human person" (Preamble a)? or "asserting... belief in a demo-
cratic society "(Preamble c) ?
It was this sort of thing that Mr. Edward Sheriff Dawbiney,
President of the Dominica Branch of the West Indian Civil Rights
Defence Union in 1892, and ta man of. colour' (in theterminology of
the day) detested. Elected a member of the House before Crowp Col-
ony Rule and after that nominated a member, he resigned his seat when
it was laid down that a nominated member had to vote with the Govern-
ment. Dawbiney believed and always stated that "local affairs can be
better and more economically managed by local men than by the birds
of passage sent out by the Colonial Office." Dawbiney, who was so
interested in the Roseau Market, would have shuddered at the attemp-
ted acquisition of Laings Land without "adequate'compensation", as
being a contradiction of Section 6 of the Constitution of 1967.

Section 1 of the 1967 Constitution states: "whereas every person
in Dominica is entitled to the fundamental rights and freedoms ...
whatever his race,'place of origin, political opinions, colour, creed
or sex" (Continued on Page Four)

Friday, July 21, 1972


Page Two

Friday, July 21, 1972

British Home Secretary Reginald
Maudling wa received by her Maj-
esty on Wednesday and-his resign-
ation was accepted. This arose
through Mr. Maudling' s involvement
in financial matters to be inves-
tigated, several men in public af-
fairs being concerned. The ex-Home
Secretary denied that any of his
actions required investigation,but
Mrs. Maudling is stated to have re-
ceived certain sums from a man un-
der investigation "for her charity
Maudling was Secretary of State
for the Colonies when the West In-
dies Federation broke up, and in
Feds circles he was described as
"the smiler with a knife", ****

DOM CI the brighter aspects of
Youth Month was the arrival of 7
UWI Advanced iiursing Education
students, with Faculty member Mrs
Doreen Nicholas as guide. Sister
Agnes Brooks met them at the air-
port. They are assigned to PMH,the
Extra.Mural Dept., the Min. Ed. &
Health and Astaphans admin.dept:

are attending the Jamboree in Bar-
bados from July 28- Aug. 81' The
venture will cost about '$12000 and
the Scout Council is appealing'for
funds, Messrs, R.E.James (Scout
Commissioner) and Henri John will
lead the contingent.
BRIEFS: The Jaycees are planning
a Middle Management Seminar for
August at the UWI Centre, to pep
up "prospective young executives".
The British Government has given a
feeder-road grant of $300,000 to
cover a network of crop production
areas. PORTSMOUTH: we have .received
two excellent papers from Portsmouth
which are too long for printing;one
is an account 6f the Women's Insti-
tute's 25th anniversary celebration
Chairman was Mrs. Phyllis Garraway
MBE; the Institute ended last year
with a Bank balance of $116.25.They
received many good wishes from per-
sons both at home and abroad. A one:
minute silence was observed for
dead members and for Mr.L.A.Roberts.
$95 was presented to the FMI Mem-
orial Fund through Fr. Pavageau.
Each member 'got an engraved silver
spoon. Secretary Mrs. Davis Robin-
son read the annual report. ****

(American Geograeplhcal SocietyY
"Terribly sorry to learn of the
death of ANDROCLES. It is a real loss
for Dominica."
These took place, as announced in
last week's leaflet, at the Extra Mural
Dept. on Monday Z: Tuesday evening. We
received one fullish and favourable
report and two other briefer ones, a
bit more critical. Here is the ist:-
"Some'thirty persons, mostly
youthful, attended the first of the
series of talks on Caribbean & Latin
American Affairs last Monday. Some of
these persons'expected a kind of Black
Power seminar, but it was really a'ser-
ious attempt to discuss the matters of
the day initially to discuss the
6-weeks of-discussion .programme (until
the end; of August.*, The UWI team who
are leading the discussions are Gordon
Moreau (economics/trade), Julian Jghnson
(West Indian affairs) and Cuthbert Thom-
as (Latin America). concluded p10 '
PORTSMOUTH (contd,) 26 Old Folks of
the town were treated to hot milk,
sandwiches, and rum punch'this month.
(As part of 25Tbirthday functions)
Each got a personal gift from members,
On 9th Juiy this lively W.I.held
an Exhibition at Portsmouth Govt.
School, with a display ranging from
fine art to potted pglats .(absence'
of ground provisions, citrus & veg-
etables.) Speeches were made and
prizes distributed., Mr. Simon (Com.
Dev.Officer) gave a lengthy address
on "Role of Women in a changing World".
Mr. O.J.Magloire Chairman P.T.C.also
spoke. It was described as a' "great
exhibition" by our correspondent.

In St. Vineent, ex- Premier Mil-
ton Cato announced the -foundation
of a bi-weekly newspaper which would
be a Labour organ, with H.K.Tannis
(*ex-Min C & W) as editor. By the -
way, a star is the official symbol
of the St. Vincent Labour Party. ,
The murdered barber Joseph Sker-
ritt helped to dig his own grave,
Crown Counsel Hudson-Phillips told
the Court on July 19, at the trial
of Michael X (Abdul Malik) and
S.Abbott and S.A. Brown.Skerritt
was told by Malik that the ~hole was
for a "soak-away". ***********
Sir Ellis Clarke,54, will be Trini-
dad's next Governor General. *****


Page Three.

Eriday,July 21, 1972

Pagee For H SA
CIVIL LIBERTIES INi DOMINIICA by John Spector from Page Two
And in Section 10 of the same 1967 Dominica Constitution "no
person shall be hindered in'the enjoyment of his freedom of expression
... freedom to communicate ideas and information without interference".
It seems to me therefore that such foolishness as crying "Honky go
home" to white teachers, tourists, lecturers and others (whether
Dominica-born or not) is a direct contravention of The Constitution.
It is also an importation of entirely foreign ideas from Cuba,
China, U.S.S.R. or 'Black America' which, although applicable (perhaps)
in their local context does not automatically make the ideas applicable
or suitable to Dominica: that all persons who earn a livelihood from
their own resources or employ other Dominicans are 'bloodsucking cap-
italist imperialist pigs". If this kind of behaviour, sometimes fol-
lowed up by actions threatening the safety of the object of their
execrations, is not seditious and liable to the penalty of law, I do
not know what we are coming to.
Certainly one thing becomes only too clear. Having no other
example before them and often an 'unsatisfactory' education, many
Westindian leaders follow the arrogant and contemptuous example of
the worst specimens of former colonial masters. The popular cry for
the one-party state is nothing more than the cry of the comfortable
leader -- "more power to me." unfortunately one has to remember the
example of many African States (do not forget the ex-French and ex-
Belgian ones) in which the Politician Fihrer was in so many cases
deposed (and usually killed or exiled) by the military he has re-
cruited and armed to protect his power; always on account of the
venality, nepotism and corruption which absolute power ALWAYS brings
in its wake.
Let me then emphasis that the guardians of civil rights and
liberties are NEVER the government in power (poweiy6raves more power,
not less') the guardians must be the people and, of course, the
Opposition. In this case the Dominica Freedom Party.

The Extra-Mural Department obtained three scholarships for
A-level students in Dominica (which brings to .15 the number achieved
by UWI here for similar opportunities). The lucky three, all part-
time Extra Mural tutors in French, are Miss Yvette George of La
Plaine, Miss Ophelia Robinson of Goodwill Junior High School and Mr.
Wilkinson Williams. Yvette has attained Upper Middle already. These
young people will go to Guadeloupe on July 24 for six weeks. Their
courses are presented.by the University of Bordeaux and will be held
at the Centre Universitaire, Pointe a Pitre. Congratulations all'

S In La .Plaine, 40-members of Eastern District youth groups aged
between 15-25 have offered at a recent meeting to speak to all parents
and teachers who would wish it on the importance of grooming; they
will also give, talks on memory games and special skills They also
sent a letter to the Mii:istry recommending that grooming as a prepar-
ation for business careers be put on schools' curricula.

CASTRIES, St. Lucia: Mr. George Od- TRIIIDAD: BWIA lost 83 million,
lum, leader of the Forum, said that dollars between 1962-1971. *****
the 3-Sta'e agreement between St.Vin- JAMAICA: The Minister of Trade
cent, St.'Lucia & Grenada, must not (Mr. Patterson) said P.M. Manley
come into force from Aug. 1 as plan- was totally committed to Caribbean
ned. The Forum. comprises some 40 integration, but not political
persons civil servants & graduates, unity. *****.****************


Page Four

Frida, y, u ,972 .Te

Fiction: MA TITINE by Cynthia Watt
As Baby was entering Palaplans
Store she was stopped in her tracks
by Ma Titine who was just leaving
with a string bag of tins and bot-
tles. "Baby. you doan see what de
STAR paper say?"
"It does say a lot of ting," re-
plied Baby cautiously.
"Well, you deedn see DE hot
news? It say de Preemier go to
They passed the new partly con-
structed Police Station. "De Star
jokin," said Baby,"I self see de
man strollin aroUn he big palace
he nearly finish build in de Nort.
Dey all demi dere on holiday."
"Well dat mean alone he doan go
yet," reflected Titine.
"He maybe going join wid Deekray,
said herfriend. "An is me would
like to see dem meet in New York
The ladies parted, and Ma Titine
was putting away her groceries and
.cooling off when she heard the
chugging of a par engine out in
the yard. !'Wondah who dat calling
at dis time' Dey doan know dat
Sat'day morning is rush time for
all people excep civil servant?"
She went over to the window, ex-
pecting an unwelcome visitor (few
of her close friends had cars,even
in these days). She was dumbfounded
to see Reuben burst out of his
shabby old Austin Minor. He still
wore his beloved cloth cap; he
waved gaily to her, but looked
thinner. "Glad to see me,Titine?"
She could not answer, and it was
only when Reuben joined her in the
kitchen that she found her voice.
"Reuben. Bon Die, doan tell me
is a goase I seein: We all think
you dead or dispahrett somewhere."
Reuben chuckled. "No garcon
Titine. I jus take my car one day
and flog it along wat in de bush
where a fella help me build an
ajoupa. I camp dere for dese two
month ."
"So why you didn tell us? An I
cooden have no driving lesson an I
so far behine I goin have to renew
de learner permit..!"
"O.K. I back now so I self
will correck dat. We will start.
again tomorrow."
"But why you lef us so secret ?"
"It was de Radio dat make me
(next col.)

In addition to a splendid, moving and
very long' elogy from his old friend
Mr. Gustavus Timothy MBE JP (far'too
long*for publication in the little'
STAR, so we are passing it to Mrs.
Loftus Roberts for'circulation to her
family and friends, where it will find
many keen readers)...there are trib-
utes from abroad now. From Pierre-
Lucette inW~Lrtiquo come the words:.
"Too.'sadI Too shocked' Too badZ
Too fart Too lonely!' Too badi Not
a word to say except SHOCK. Why must
the best of us-perish when we are all
in great need of them- Maybe to let
us know that'We must continue the
task begun together, even with a broken
heart. You will be so kind as to car-
ry to his wife and daughters all my
consoling thoughts.",-
" And from Mr. G. Waldron, Barbados
"May I through this medium take the
opportunity to express my deep regret
and profoundsdorrow at the passing of
Mr. Lofttis Roberts, better known as
"Andro6les'" to the great beyond on
June 30th.
I Iust admit that I did not know him
personally but since I became a sub-'
scriber to the STAR a few years ago, I
had been attracted to his writings and
eagerly looked forward to his articles
every week. To'me, it was a source of
inspiration from which my vocabulary'
had been enriched over the years.
From the many sentiments expressed
and from what I have read in the STAR
of his entire life, it is my firm con-
viction that his passing has created a
void not only in the State but in the
ranks of the Press. He will be long re-
membered for his frankness, devotion
and loyalty" to those with whom he assoc.
iated. .. And to his relatives and
family let me express my sincerest sym-
pathy in your great loss... I pray that
you may be sustained at this sad time."
(TITINE) clear out. I jus wooden
stan l]ssenin to it any more for a
while. All de news bad news or
tomfoolery and is blah: blah!blahl
and mek more noise dan Radio An-
tilles, so I jus take off on de
instant ,to get some peace in my
head. I tyad of two foh de price
of one. I tyad of Uncle and Cousin
and Aunty and even Jeff, and dem
youth goin try to make me feel I
ole like a mollycoy and no good to
dis State."
"Poh Reuben," sighed Titine.'Les
put a nice sof soul piece on de
-gram, an have a grog an a dance."

Friday, July 5, 1972


Page Fl)ve

Frtsday, Judy 21, 1972

* aae .JV Q0c AlD


We would like to inform our customers
that the exchange of cash bills for goods
w i 11 continue indefinitely. There is no
time limit. We are also pleased to an.
nounce that purchases from our retail
outlet in the Roseau Market will also
Some of the latest items which we have
imported for exchange areLauhdry Bas-

kets, Mop

Pails, Refrigerator Storage

Come in to see them at The Dispensary
or Roseau Market.

To obtain a FREE COPY of

TH 8/E0Ca e /C H#A800A

a 124 page book on Biochemie
System of Medicine, a unique
sy s t e m of Natural Healing,
bring in three labels soaked out
from three. bottles of "N e w
Era" Tissue Salts or Elasto or

Domitica Coconut Products Ltd.
wishes to announce that as.from 15th July, 1972,
their telephone numbers will be changed
as follows:-
FACTORY OFFICE -DIAL. 6261 or 6262
488 42

Dear Sir
After developing the usual love
/hatl reiatienship with my last
car, a Viva. i decided to sell and
I bought the new 1256cc Firenze
I received it on a Tuesday gave
it a quick check-over ot Wednes-
day and travelled down to Corn-
wall on the Thursday. We spent
ten glorious days there and
arrived home having covered
2020 mile. The car averaged 36
mpg. used one pint of oi and had
a thousand mile service. We had
sheer comfort travelling n the
car and handling was effortless.
The engine well only one
word, terrific. The ar, FAhtastic.
bItdderi'sfld LRE. Howea i


We'll let the
letter speak
for us


.a_ -- ..--;J.LLL .-- . . ,

Schedule of Application for Certificate of Title and Notings.
thereon and Caveats for week ending, 8th day of July 1972.

-- I

Date Requested Person Presenting i Nature of request
Si whether a Certifcate
of Title of Noting
thereon or Cave
Request dated the Eucilia David Riequet.f tbe tse of a
12t ay of June, tt Cetificate of Title in
1972. by her Solicitor rn at of a portion of land
Premtaed the 7th = sa~, alaraia a the Parith of
ldayolJIy. 1972 a Cilms AM. Dupigay BtPallinthe Stattef Domn.
21.30 a.m, Bienk caning 4.700 acre
_.---- t bsw de as follows:-
North by land of John Mc Pharson;
East and South East by MassaCre River;
South West by Loulout Estate and land of George Joseph
West by Imperial Road.

Registrar's Office, SYLVIA J. BERTRAND
Roseau, Domintka. Regstrar of Tiler.

NOTE:-- Any person who desftr. to object to th' issue of a
First Cetuficate of Ticle in the above application may enter a
Caveat in the above 0. :e within six weeks from the date of
the first appearsace of this Schedule In the STAR Newspaper
published In this State or from the date when the notice pre-
scribed by law was served on any owner or occupier of adloinng
n;nd in respect of which the application is made.

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Paag Q .


Yes, Automatic Typewriters Exist
These Machines Can Type Hundreds of Form Letters
And Reduce the Chance of Errors Due to Retyping
...A d Miss Agathea Edwards, onetime employee of Hon. M.E.
Charlos, operate one of thoes magnetic typowriters (there
are three in hor dopart1mnt which aho sya ys ro kopt busy
from sovon to twelve hours a dny")in tho FIRST NATIONAL CITY iBAK.

An automatic typewriter sounds
like a secretary's dream. You just
load it with, paper and instruc-
tions, push a few buttons and
come back later to find the work
Actually, typewriters of this
kind do exist--the bank owns or
rents 198 of them. And some of
them can do a lot more than type
invoices or hundreds of form let-
ters, which are the most common
uses for this kind 'of machinery,
Known in the trade as "word
processing machines," th;ir name
suggests some of their other ap-
Some of the more elaborate
models can do text editing and
revisionary typing.
This equipment records a man-
uscript on magnetic or paper tape
or cards. From that, a new draft
can'automatically be typed up to
the joint where a correction is
to be made..
At this point, the operator man-
,ually makes the correction and
the machine proceeds automafic-
ally until the next change is
This process reduces the chance
of error due to retyping.
Another advantage is that the
operator (the word "secretary"
becomes old-fashioned in this
context) can type at top speed
from beginning to end because
making changes and corrections
is so easy.
Some word processing machines
can be tied into computers and
function like computer terminals
except that they are cheaper and
more versatile.
Although Citibank has been us-
ing automatic typewriters since
1959, they are still something of
a novelty to many people.
To- Be Demonstrated
However, according to John
LaGiudice, manager, Equipment
Evaluation, "within the next five
years, word processing machines
will be as well known as type-
writers and adding machines."
The three leading manufactur-
ers of this equipment each pro-
duce a typewriter suitable to
different kinds of jobs.
Citibank News, Now York4


Some talk of Alexander
And some of Hercules
Of Hector and Lysander
And such great names as these.
I am a humble speaker
Whom a sad fate decrees
To moum in Dominica
The late great Androcles.
Androcleq armed with faith and lub
Was just a Christian slave;
In bush he met a klon cub
But he was kind though brave.
He pulled from out the lionl's paw
A cruel lengthy thorn,
Being attuned to heaven' law:
Kill thou no creature born.
the pagan Roman Emperor
Captured our hero Iater.
P 'ut him to death!" was his crude-roa
"Dump him in lions' rateris"
Androcles met death in the face
-Face of a friend at peacC.
Behold! The gratefi lioffs pace
Slowed. God sheltered Audrocles.


On Monday July x6th 1972 Miss Mar.
garet Le Blanc contributed to the Govern-
ment of Dominica fifty dollars (S5o) for
the poor patients at the Infirmary.

Lawis Be

From Page I

had come when West Indian
Govegnmett should understand
the vital function they bave
to play rather than attempt
to see how close they could'
legislate without being uzScc.
'ti'Tey should stop al of
this oonsense," be said "aad
stop using the big stick and
think wore of the people bc-
cause in the final analysis tlws
wiB be obeyed only If they
conform with th t a tters of
xeasaoableaessa of Aicy and
of social justice whih th e
paple tbiamelvew s an ee
He went on: "I believe
that if we are going to move
forward along the coOreC.
paths of justice, soeal mora-
ity and eonoBllo pm-
peea, we have to boglt W
cbaletag legisnat w G i.ado asl :
be ashamnod to do eo.
He said no one should bwe
asham d to say a law wr4.
bad because thetea w as si
a legal concept that a mffa'
had a right to dignity tbd .:l.
Macy of our laws ar&
based on out-dated conep*Oe
of clasS, property, 6oloniE-
iBm and male supeliOri,
he said, andedo out eo th,
great need for %Marn-
meat to remove the stagm o-
children born out of w ,ed
,He asld that the "taw
mast become th $er"Vent tf'
social justice rather than
the ogsifiation of precedent
and a bulwark of the status
He then spoke on t~b
difficult role of the courts in
the interpretation of conaifa-
tional rights, the existence of
rights which are rendered
rnacinugless by the expense
of litigation and the attitude
of governments to drag issues
beyond the finances of indibv

He emphasized that "thetr
nust be a regulated socity
but there is a need for a new
jurisprudence to give effet,
to present day social justice -
to give effect to the demands
of the poor, the youag, tha
discriminated agaiant".

JP it zsr S T. A i n r ] l i r m

PaRe Seven

Pragrlav ~lartttp ~tF_ kglO

(sPeaS-, ~LEe~taP

Those Mysterious Ductess

TMAGINE a tightly knit business syndi-
cate. The eight key members are in con-
stant contact with one another by wire
and by personal meetings. Each member
has his own field of responsibility--one,
with growth; one, with volume of sales;
one, with troubleshooting; one, with corn-
petition; one, with research; one, with
advertising, and so forth. Not only that,
but each provides an intricate system of
checks and balances within the organi-
zation, prodding this member to heighten
activity and that one to a slowing down
of production. And all work under the in-
visible control of a mysterious master
whom they hear but never see.
The human body's system of ductless
or endocrine glands is something like that.
These eight glands manufacture immense-
ly powerful chemical compounds called
hormones (from the Greek hormon, mean-
ing "arouse to activity"). These chemi-
cals enter the bloodstream by absorption,
and not through ducts such as ard used
by sweat or salivary glands. Hence their
name ductless or endocrine, which means
"secreting internally."
These secretions or hormones then enter
into the body's chemistry, causing won-
derful things to happen. Estrogen, from
the ovaries, turns a girl into a woman


at the proper time. Progesterone from
the same glands telegraphs the order for
the womb to lie still and docile, ready to
serve as incubator for the fertilized egg
if one comes along. Insulin from the pan-
creas controls the change of body sug-
ars to energy. Pituitary secretions regu-
late growth of the skeleton, Too much, a
giant; too little, a dwarf. Adrenaline in-
fluences skin pigmentation, blood pressure,
and so on.
One of the amazing qualities of the
glands is economy. The endocrine glands
themselves are tiny-the four parathy-
roids in the throat being hardly larger
than wheat seeds, and the pituitary in
the brain being the size of a large pea.
Not only the size of the gland, but the
amount and potency of the secretion, is an
example of chemical economy. The adre-
nals secrete about a teaspoonful in a whole
lifetime. And the amount of thyroid se-
cretion per day is too small to be weighed
by ordinary instruments.

The Lesser Four
There are four that seem to be some-
what less important than the other four
in our chemical syndicate. One of the less-
er four is th," pineal gland, which lies be-
hind the pgtuitary in the brain.
(CoLnti.ued next week)

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Risid Land

Sjale Contrlsols
Dominica's MiSir try of
Agriculture, Lands and
Co-operatives has issued
a policy statement st-
ting out rigid controls
and limitations for dis-
posal of land to'

The statement bars
aliens or non-Domini-
can ,from purchasing
land in the State with-
out a licence and It
prohibits the granting of
icences for the purcham
of land held by nation-
als if such land was
obtained through a
Crown grant of less than
20 years.
For the purposes of
agricultural, industrial
and hotel enterprises or
tourist development
licences will only be
granted to foreigners on
the basis of leasehold
tenure on varying dura-
tion-a maximum of 50
years for hotels and
other tourist facilities
and 25 years for a maau-
facturing or industrial
coneeri. .

By PTE iAURINW (1877-199)

The first Chritians, were. real
they died for their faith.
Before dying for their faith,
the first Christians
fed' the hungry for Christ's sake,
clothed the naked for Christ's sake
sheltered the homeless for Chrst's
Instructed the ignorant for Christ's
Aod because they did
all those things
for Christ's sake,
their pagan contemporaries
said about them:
"See how they love each other."
The first Christians
did everything for Christ's sake
and nothing for business' sake.

In the first centuries
of Christianity
the hungry were fed
at a personal 'sacrifice,
the naked were clothed
at a personal amerifice,.
the homeless were sheltered
at a personal sacrifice.
And because the poor
were fed, clothed and sheltered
at a personal sacrifice,

the pagans ued to say
about the Ohdatlana
See how they I.W ee other."
In our own day
the poor are no longer
fed,. clothed and heltered
at a personal aatdieos,
but, at the ept~a
of the taxpayers.
And because the poor.
are no longer
fed, clothed and and sheltered
the pagans say about the ChriaE40n
"gee how they pas the buck;'
St, Augustine said,
"Love and do what you please."
We do what We please
but we don't love God.
We don't love God
because we don't know God.
We don't know .od
because we.don't try
to know God.
And man was created.
in the image of 00T
and every areature
speaks to us
about God
and the Son of God
came to earth
to tell us
about God.

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Charles .


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M. Findla,
C. Brmone
V. Cato
R. Polius


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St. Vincent

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St. Lucia





St. Vincent
Dominica '
St. Vincent
St. Vincent
.St. Lucia
St. Lucia

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: 206

S RIES 1972

U, R
49 150
26 164
22 109
26 159
2. 302
12 178
.24 117
-25 271
17 219
1 145



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Page Ten. THE ST~AR Friday, July ~l, 1972

* S*T*A*R*SP*O*R*T*S ***
CRICKT. Champions on First Outing
MI hiis their first appearance in
the Benson & Hedged Youth Tournament
played in Barbados, Combihed Islands
emerged champions .when they drew
their match with Guyana, winning on
first innings by one run. It was a
hard contest, only succeeding when
Harper (the last batsman) attempted
a suicidal run which w6uld have made
the teams equal at 236, and was run
out just before lunch.
Fitial scores in- -the match were:
'Combined Islands 236'and 164/3.Tucket
65, Fraites 42 and L'.Sebastien 85 n.o.
in the second innings. Guyana 235.
Commentators said ;the Combined
Islands outplayed their opponents in
all' departments of the game. They
soundly defeated Barbados by eight
wickets, trampled over Trinidad to
win two innings to" her one, humiliated
defending champions Jamaica (who were
just saved by the ever-constant rain)
and wrestled successfully against a
stubborn Guyana*
TESTS The third test match between
England and Australie ended in a
tame draw at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.
Australia dominated proceedings
until the last day, when English bats
men stubbornly refused to go out
cheaply to the bowling of Lillee and
Australia, after having been sent
to'bat first on a sreen-looking wick-
et, 'amassed the respectable total of
315, led by Keith Stackpole (114) &
to a lesser extent D.Colley (54) and
R.Marsh (41). John Snow (5/92) and
Tony Grieg (2/88) were&the most suc-
cessful English bowlers*
England in reply could only muster
189 with John Edrich 37, top scorer.
Lillee 4/35, Massie"4/43 and Colley
2/68 wicket-takers.
Australia's 2nd innings a run-
riot slammed 324 for 4-in even time
with Ross Edwards getting his maiden
century after opening with'Stackpole.
He achieved 170 undefeated.. G.Chap-
pell 72 and I Chappell 50. John Snow
remained the most successful bowler
Set to score 451 for victory in li
days batting, England at the close
were 290 for 4 after I.Chappoll call-
ed it quits with about 12 of the man-
datory 20 overs in the last- hour.
Luckhurst 96, Parfitt '6, D'Oliviera
50 n.o. and Grieg 36 n.o. were main
run-getters. Lillee got 2/40 wickets.

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Page Ten

Mr. Moreau was not p --jt- the '
opening. Our cor;espoident was im-
pressed by the mastery shown of theiik
subjects by the two speakers, partic-%
ularly Julian Johnson; he did not
however attend the Tuesday meeting
on De-Colonization* Next Monday the
subject will be "Black Power in
Dominica, 1969-72" and on Tuesday-
"Youth Protest at Home and Abroad "
and "The Politics of Change". Tho e
who agree or disagree could well
join in these talks. *** Another
commentator said he did not like the
honky murmurings at the start, and
wondered whether the speakers felt
that only Blacks are West Indians.,
The third listener referred to the
talks as "brilliant" and stated: tlat
a girl in the audience _quered Whe-
ther-whites should be allowed t *
listen to black people's discussions!
All of which seem to lead us to the
same conclusions One of these com-
mentators said admiringly "it was
pure Che and Mao".
As Ma Titine has hinted, the
Premier had not yet left for U.S.A.;
(page 4 last issi~e). And we are in-,
formed that an invitation to the
Editor of the Herald was sent to
him: it did not reach.his hands be-
fore the Oils/7ats Carifta Conf.(p.4
of same issue.) We are happy to put
these small matters right.
'***STARSPORTS contd.. .
BOXING: Dominica's uncrowned middle-
weight champion Kid Flite made good his
boast that he would defeat Young Ali by
by technical knock-out in the sixth
round of their scheduled ten-round bouts
staged at the Y.M.C.A. stadium in Bar-
bados last Friday night.
For the first few rounds, Flite seemed.
to toy with Young Ali who did not seem
prepared to carry the fight so Flite
opened a savage onslaught on him. The
referee had'to stop the Fight in the
sixth round.
An American millionaire admirer of
the United Nations has offered his
Sutton Place town house as the per-
manent residence of the U.N. Sec/Gen.
at a token rent of one dollar a year,.
Details are being worked out before
the S/G -Kurt Waldheim can move iJ.




Friday, July 21, 1972