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Vol. XVI No, 10


i trhte 'uce 0dome 7 or-Asen.
IAdior: P:iYlLL1S SHIAND AI.LFREY
F-riday Ma?h 9, 1973


CARNI VAL
AND
CA.LYP 0
KING
TIen Cent


7/16 SPIRIT OF J73
(recollected on Ash Wednesday)
With only a few hours between the
final shouts of "Gleau Coco" as the police
halted the Lapeau Cabnt at 1o.15 last
night, anything I write is bound to be a
trifle hazy. But let a visitor, albeit a fairly
frequent one,- say something which Dom
inicans know alread-y: Carnival Domini-
que'73 was magnificently enjoyable,quite
unmarred, in my experience, by un,
plessantness of any kind, Most fightsm
turned ou to' be sham cies: since
the Monday before Carnival, the whole
population seemed positively g i a z e d
with goodwill.
I have not, jumped up here before
though I could compare Carnivals,
having been to Trinidad's hig.y politi-
cal (though nonetheless enjoyable for tha.
1970 spree. What distinguishes Dominir
cas Carnival is I think its highly local
flavour, as distinctly Dominican as the
"nanni' in the thousand flasks i n the
chipping crowd. Though you imported
a steel band from Antigua (and very good
they were) you kept your island trotting
Swinging Stars and Gaylords and the other
combos at home (Dominica is surely a
net exporter when it comes to musical
groups). The tunes apart from the ubi-
quitous "Schooldays", which I personally
do not consider one of Sparrow^ s best
were your own and great to chip to they
were.
Above all, the most lasting memory to
visitors must be the friendliness of the Carnival
crowd. This comes as no surprise to those of us
who know and admire the people of Dominica,
but the tremendous good-humour and general
consideration for others, (particularly for the
children) in the middle of the jump-up cannot
but be impressive to people from overseas. Car-
aival Dominique 73 was like a huge family af-
fair, into which, without calculation. you invited
the passing stranger. I am sure to many it will
have been the most totally enjoyable experience
of a lifetime. It won't with me: for I intend to
be back, and I am sure ina 74+ Carnival bigger
and better- than ever before.


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Page .-mo T H E --'S TARR Friday. March 9. 1975 3
A LETTER FROM CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSE TY

iv ersity f Cambridge,
Cambridge, CB2 IQQ, ENGLAND
The- Editor,
The Star.
Dear Madam,
I now receive, a copy of the Star' regularly through Mr King of
Pexbroke College. As a&"Dominican, I regard The Star as.a special.
link, and I would like to thank sincorly all. those responsible for
producing it'. Permit me therefore, to 'Itroduce myself. "
I am ElwVin Lockhart. I am twenty-three years'old, and. a student
of, history at Peterhouse, Cambridge." I am the. graLson of the late
Mrs. Edith Matthew of Laudat,. and a. cousin of 8onia' :. Since 1964,
I have lived here in England in relative isolat.iQnfrom West Indian
life and culture --particularly that of what I think it. is appropriate
to regard the na'cent. states.
Until recently I experience little concern over' such'isolation. How-
ever, at .this stage, :it is'.quite obvious to me that my indifference was-
merely at passing.' state., for today. what I think: charaoterizes me most
js: the tendency to dwell nostalgically upon ;he' past I knew. Inevitably
this is done with the- aid of very heavily tinted 'spectacles', ..or as -
I have stated, I haye not seen any part of Dominica.,since 1964.,' I.find
that through my reading of, the Star :, my tendency toward reminiscence
has become far more pronouncd than ever. On reflection .I .think this
is. therapeutic and ne..essa :..
I would like therefore 'to attempt to re-establish some of the
links which I lost,,.anl I wonder if you' could assist me in this. I
would like to correspond with a young, person in his, 6 her late teens
or early twenties,, with, if possible ,.'a secondary .school 'education.
-I *would-bo- grate ful if ..you', would placo a. brief ndtice to,, this effect
in the next issue of the 'Sta.' :
Als,:. I' have reqd with -pleasparc.-the poems which have appeared in
the recent issues Obf the 'Star'. May I be permitted to, contribute .
something too, even 'rom such a, cis.tanice?
The piece which I enclose for consideration is entitled
'Involuntary Praise"..* It was written recently, and I regard it as a
'belated expression of something subconsciously understood and felt-for
a long time, It 'makes, I dare. say, little pretence to greatness, and
I believe that the only thing which gives validity to' it is the
essential truth which it .expresses.- .
Verse, composition is .one of my pastimes. 1one of my poems have
ever appeared in any jourxial. I would take it therefore as an honour
if this piece could appear for the first time in the 'Star'.
Xours sincerely,
86th February, 1.973. EIMVV LOCKHART

EDITOR'S. NOTE: Domrinicai 'Scholar Elwin Locldhart, to whom we are pleased
to be related by adoption, joined his migrant mother fron Landat at about
15 years. It.. was a struggle getting him into an English school on account
of his age; but due to parental persistence and the -perception of a head-
master., the student got his education-- and how well: he. has done 8o far.
We are certain -hat tViere are students and scholars here who will res-
pond to Mr. Lockhart 's request for a correspondent-from his home place or
from a campus of UI.U,I.
The 'Mr. King' to ,whom Elwin Lockhart refers'is a cousin of the "Editor
through her father. As a Don at Pembroke f9r many years his beautiful rooms,
loaded with Westindian paintings and other creative treasures, has been a
gathering place of mnay Dominican students at- Cambridge University. Ed.

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'Please 'Extend the Route' I'd like to disagree with the Ed-
...itor.-who said last week that this
One thing I observed with our cyp had few rip-roarin
Carnival il town is that the Comilit- year's calypoos had few rip-roarinG
tee has not yet made the following tun o. When ot'reve lands took them
up ana"tli-rovellers carried thori in
improvement to extend the carniv- full. bring, they sure sounded rousing!
al route to Hillsborough Street ul a igree Gh the good idead routh -h
which I consider wider than Kennedy I shouldoo be releh she d good idea th t wheyll
Avenue and which has, become (in my ahead f ie. It is true t h the
view) the most+ importaiit se in ahead of time. It is true that the
view) the most important street in Radio staff served, beyond the bounds
the capital, believe i or not. of duty but I didn't care for Jeff's
There can 1e no problem to find quote about the Promier and serving'
places for: judges to do their job, with honour, Jeff stuck to the mast,
for with the kind permission of the but the Pr6mier has- skipped Assembly
owners Mr. IEupert Green's home and and other nioetingsa I must be cuf-
the house of the deceased N.A.Michael firing from Fr.Proesmand dinnerr o~pti-
could be uped. We see Carnival im- noss .- aftermath of the-big fioata,.
proving in all sorts of ways even memorable to most.'of us with joy,: but to
small islands in the Caribbean that to some with pain.
never indulged in it are now doing BAffgy -S.AlAGI -I M-in
so, therefore we should not remain and Lady Thompson visited the State,
so limited. Parking spaces for out- w9re guostc- at a deli rhtful reception
of-town cars could be all around the gand yhis wif1 at h' Sissorou Iotol..n
new market and in the Gardens. All K'_'r-":I...ff: A- -.- c-ouFnf--ry -: e
drivers should keep off the main crippling, strike TUs vs. Govt,; and
streets, and allow our Carnival lovers b9mb blasts by-th ileal Irish Roeub-
their full freedom. Let's hope some- 'can Armr which ad .one, injured
thing will be done about it next Xar'l moe at London Ai report.
HUGH LAWRENCE, Roseaue


Priday,March 94 1973 T H E S T A R Page Three
ACK'OWV-EDG FiT AITHII, OES by John Spector
I have given place in the last few
CANSAVE, Dominica wishes to thank issues to religion and youth, and am
the general public for their contri- cramming ay many thoughts on Carnival
bution in kind or in coin towards into this brief space. It was with-
its celebration of the 10th anniver- out doubt the biggest triumph of a
sary of the SAVE THE CHILDREli's carnival so far, -both in volume,gaiety,
FUiD' s fou-ndation in the Windward involvement and quality (save for the
islands -18th to 24th February skimpy float parade). I applaud the
particularly, Radio Dominica; the organizers, unseen workers and design-
Chronicle and Star press; Churches.; ors and the UIIlEPRSI
His Excellency the Governor; Minister Something I didn't -care for myself
for Home Affairs; the GIS; Ministry was the constant reiteration of 'any-
of Finance; Day 1iursery Committee.; thing ;oes'. For while there were to
Mobile Film Unit; Miss Anderson of major incidents of brutality reported
the Van Leer pre-school teacher's in Roseau and few crimes, there were'
training course; Major C.R. Thompson; many meaner ahd .-minor undercurrents,
Roseau Co-operative Credit Union; the casualties of which will emerge
Social Centre; and children, Roseau, later* ITine months later in the case
We are grateful also to overseas of illegitimate births, earlier in
sponsors for 5 new sponsorships, cases of venereal disease or estrango-
4 children 'and I family. (Regrettably ment; and ue don't think it a joke
no local sponsors yet). that praising young men are dragged
Donations received are as followsc- off the streets in drunken comas.
Major C.R.Thompson $ 20.00C Several people lost things a gold
Rpseau Co-op. Credit Union 150,00 watch, presciption glasses, cash and
Children, Roseau .90 items of personal value. All this you
Anonymous donor, Portsmouth 5.00 may think is a small toll to pay for
ot I- the Croat liberation movement rocom-
Total 1 90 mended oven by our Psychiatrist! Small,
but insidciolus; and I hope it may be
CANSAVE is still hopeful that contained... Fr. Proesmans puts. it more
local sponsorships and other donataics seriously, in Bouzaille-la- the 'inner
will be forthcoming during the course emrtess' and 'goodbye to the undying
of the year, DA COSTA & MUSSON &1 16i' of the carnival addict. And,
ST P S-2ES: have donated $210 to CANSAVE with-just'irony 'goodbye to tho meat
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Our young writers zoebi obsessed with themes of oboah I Here area two more
t Cles on this. suibjoet-
,hort Story COWARD BRAVE Short Story PURE OBEAH
by Peter Pascal by Phillip Joseph
"Shame at you, man You too In my village, no one was more
flipping coward. You making sookoo- respected and feared than the woman
yan come on your house every night who lived in a brightly painted
like that without doing them nothing cottage by the river. Yes, Ma Thomas
A maitre-peeyayeh like you. was indeed aL character to be feared,
That was the way Charley got on. for among other things she was klown
No one could match him in bravery., to practise obeah and have dealings
So, he made a fool of everyone with the devil.
publicly, as he had just done to Ma Thomas was not well liked in
Tous-Tous' father. The. villagers the village due to what the villages
were quite fed-up with him. But called "mains saless"
what could they possibly do to the She was tall and thin and the
bravest pa. in the south? Nothing; village boys used to shout "broom-
and they had had to console them- stick'twhenever she passed. She
selves with this completely negative always kept to herself and rarely
answer for quite awhile. Ne.verthe- spoke to her neighbours except when.-
less, men like Yam soon began to the ocoasiofn demanded. But if she
think that there must be something was engaged in a quarrel with the
that could be done. They managed, neighbours, her voice could be heard
quite. easily, to get some men "- great distance off.
together to think of something. But One of the neighbours named
they could not find a single way in Celestine had some male pigs, one
which they could humiliate the of which was always on the loose.
haughty Charley. They thought and The pig came into Ma Thomas's yard
thought and thought... and dug up her vegetable garden.~
Ma Thomas shouted across the r isv..
As usual, Charley went to look "The person who haveQ a big black pi,- t
after his cattle that night. It ws V (Concluded on pare )
almost a mile to where he kept them, OAD BRAVE 8 whfiay he took off
but knowing that he was considered a a a clothoc, putitch together od
brave man by all, he walked boldly ade a "h ttis wihhowh m. put togethier did-
down the footpath. Suddenly a black nad a vntthe r withath. aut tfhim c di
What could be not prevent 'the riant hall. from coming
cat crossed his path. What could be . ca. o
a r ptowards liir; -Uhen ho realized this,
the meaning of that? the superstiti- he boards running again. It was the
ous Charley asked himself. Anyway, only thing he could do. He had to got..
he felt that he was brave enough to to the villa .-*
fight anything, so he continued When he got thore, he found, to -his
walking down toward the pasture. greatest surprise, that thore waS quite
When he got close enough, he saw a reception cdmnittoo. Front street
that there was a lot of light in the wa overcrowded with pcpli. When they
pasture. It struck him as being saw him, theyfoll into fits of lauGht{
very funny. But he thought that Some scroanod-, socio houtod. He slartah
some people were going on an errand to say something that sounded liko.;
with a flambeau. On getting a little "Is the fust to strike back against mno.
closer, he paw that the cows were in But this was 'dronmod oomplotoly by tho-
a turmoil aid the reason for this laughter. They had boon waiting for
was soon apparent. There was a. huge him. To sb66 brave Charley stark naked
ball of fire between them! The and frightcniod wda n o tiny joke '
flames were hissing loudly. Charley Charley looked back and he saaw the
knew what it was. He had heard of giant ball of flaio sdtill- appoatchinig.
this before. It was a- wicked woman He was quite obwildorod. Why were the
doing him this thing. Charley got people not afraid of this thing? Ie
furious and rushed on the ball with returned his wild gaz'.to the mocking:
his cTtlhses in his upraised left crowd. But in that anma instant anothor
hand, But as he got to it the thing jeering form had joined the crowd.-
made a dash towards him. Charley When Charley looked back his. fiery ball
forgot cows, cutlass and everything, was gone. In an overcrowded ltl3tle.-
He started running at breakeneck speedrunshop .in Back Street, a' iddle-aged
in the direction of the village. father, dorain his drink, said: "Iou s a
ood tn I y tough hoond ou learn Sci ouencto
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Short Story PURE OBEAH by Phillip Joseph(fr.p.5)
The advice was not taken,and the pig returned the .next day and
destroyed'her flower garden. Celestinic still did not tie 't. It never
came back ?nto Ma Thomas's yard again for the following morning it was
found dead and smeared with blood. The neighbours became suspicious
Celeatine shouted "Soucouyant!" Ma Thomas vzent-about as. .suial
and seemed' as though she had niot even heard of the 'incident,--.,
Now, the boys in the village made it a habit of teasing' Ma Thomas.
There was one boy in particular who was very persistent 'in teasing her.
That was Celes.tine's soni He always shouted a1cusing remarks at her
when she passed. Ma Thomas only mumbled incomprehensible words anm
walked away.
One day, things started to happen to the boyi. When he woke up that
morning, he suddenly ran out of thQ .house aind down to the sea. He was
caught trying to drown himself. From then onwards 'he got woree and worse.
Sometimes he would shout, "Look, it coming for me" Somebody make it go. "
His mother took him to an oboah woman in another village, She
found out that Ma. Thomas was responsible for yvhat had happened to the
boy. She also learnt that her son could not be cured. The boy continued
to suffer. His skin became parched and he eventually died,
Celestine was: filled with grief and swore that she would avenge her
son's death. She. again went to the woman in the other village, got. some.
kind of powder aid liquids, and took .them home. She decided that she
would work some obeah too and perhaps boat Ma. Thomas at her own game. "
She made a mixture and .one night about twelve.o'clock she crept into
Ma. Thomas's yard and spread the mix3are around the door-step. She walked
away feeling very pleased.. But had she known, she would have felt far
from pleased for Ma Thomas, returning from one of her nightly .sord :.
had been watching her .
Ma. Thomas smiled inwardly. She clearly understood Celestine.'s'
intentions. and decided to turn the table against her. Celestine and hei-
husband would go next. she decided,.
She carefully took the powdery added something of her own and .prex."'.
served it for her later plans..
Celestine was surprised to see Ma Thomas go about as usual andw"as
afraid that her plan had been discovered. If it had been then site ws
in great danger, for Ma Thomas. would not let the matter rest. Ma thoa.
meanwhile had been "cooling things,." She acted normally andneveP gave,
Celestine as much as a cut-eye or something.
About midnight onenight, she 'Cleww" into Celestine's yard, spread'
her powder at strategic positions around the yard and departed after ,
feasting on the pigs.
Three days later, Celestino and her husband felt an add sort of feeling
in their legs, Their legs started to swell up and get bigger day after.
day. She and her husband began fighting very often. Colestine again
visited in the other village and was not surprised to learn who was res-
ponsible for their plight --Ma Thomas8: The woman fixed up some "bains"
for Celestine and her husband The '"bains" had some effect, for the
swelling process and fighting stopped.. Celestine and her husband were
now very alert. Her husband 'had some shots "ranger" for his rifle and
they made some other preparations. Celcstine gave a big knitting needle
the same treatment and they were careful day and nights
One night an extraordinarily large firefly flew into the. house.
Celestine grabbed a broom and lashed it. It fell to-the floor and in a
trice. she had out her knitting needle and stabbed it twice. She then
threw it into some urineo
Ma Thomas died some days later and Celestine and her husband could
live now without fear. of her,

THIS WEEK'S QUOTE: "With newspapers, there is sometimes disorder; without.
them, there is always slavery."
BENJAMIN CONSTANT
\ 19th Century


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S-T#AMftW*S*P*0atBTS by MORCH1ISTOSN ***N*
C tRT- S.LmL SItiUD2
L_ n Nov CNhapionna
Guyana caorged as fholl Shield champions
for 1973 after drawing their match against
Trinidad. Rohau Kanhai, Guayoneso Captain,
said ho would go all-out for victory. In
th1iir match against Trinidad, they got 6
pt,a on winning 1st innings, as the gaaie
ended in a draw. Final scores worotGuy ana
474/6 doel. & 338/3- Trinidatd 289/5 dEocl.
Camachoe, Baichoa ad- Lloyd got centuries
for Guyairs and D.Murray one foi Trinidad.
Starndinga at end of the sori*o Guyana
32 pts, Trinidrid 92 pts, Barbados 20 pis,
Combined Islands 14 pts & Jamaiea 12 pt.
In another Shell Shield match, Combinod
Islands defeated Jtitaict by 86 runs to on-
aure that they did not come last in the
aorioa, Young . Willot of Novis who did
not take a wicket in the lst innings took
6/40 in the second inning on the day he
was nraod to play for tho West Indion in
the second Test Match. Scoros were Cot~-
bined Islands .23 & 189, I.Shillingford
62,5 L. Sargont 49 & 80, N. Phillip 60 RUan
M,.Fixllay 46. V.IDoe 2/32 & 3/41, C.6Lw-
son 1/24 & /24, A.Bawro-tt 3J9,L.Lobvy ;44
M.FPiator 1/8 .tnd Chatvborz 3/22. Jamaica-
194/132, 9i.Chan.g 90 and Ciambers 40 .o*.
(23td innings). For Combined Islanrds Go
Shillingford 1/33, N. Phillip 2/34, A,Cor-
iottb 4/33-& 3/25, M, FBraxcis 1/30, VIlich-.
,itrda 1/11 and WA Willet 6/40. *******ft**
AUSTI'ALIA enjoyed two victories during fand
after those Shell Shield Matches. They beat
Harbndos by 9 wickets and the West Indies
youth team by An innings & 2 runs. Seoroas
Barbatdos vs.Anatralia Barbados 378 docl.
& 221; G. Greeoonidge 149 n,o. Anastralia -
518 & 82/1, I.Chappoll 209 and G.Chappoll
142.* West Indies Youth va. Australia
Youth Team 174 & 102, Australia 278.
The second 'Post Match between Australia
and the West Indion starts today at Konainga
ton Oval, Barbados,
The first Test Mittch between Pakistan &
D3g1and onded in a draw.
On HOME grourda, League matches contir-.
uend at the Botanitcal Gardeon yesterday.
BASXKESTBALL: Caroni Cardinals continued to
weaintain their lend after defeating the DOGS
86-54 points. The schoolboys tried in vain
to moot Caroni's score but just could not
grkoe it. Fur Caroni Cardinails, C.Upborts
(wtho was in good shooting form) got 32 pts,
W.Loblant 20, C.John Baptiate 18 and C.Wil-
lituas I1. DGS : B.Dalrymple 17 and A.Sylvos-
ter 16, *,. In the other match of the evoe-
ning, BData Pros., playing a most disorgan-
isod gSUe, foil to S.M.A.Sharks, who led
21-12, at the interval. Bata Pros drew lovel


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MOMENT OF INSPIRATION
Reod" Exodus- 12:1-13
THE BROKEN ROPE
i. it ithe s, lod hat i makeh an alonent for
the s.,d) i'evitio'is 17: i
j 'CENTI'Y I read the :;tory of a party of mountain
tj\ Cliim 'S who legan he diar ig'rous d(ieseln of0 one of
.- the peaks in tlihe Alis. The first man in the lirn lost
his foolholhi and sipped over lhe lIdgel.. The next two-men
were dlriag;.d(t after him. tli the experienced climbers
above i'( hirtied the r'op: bwiveon them and stoo(I firm to
hear Ithe shock is one imari. The rope ran its length and
the blowv came: the cord lappeded like a thread! -lorrified,
the climber,. saw their friends spreading their arms and
legs in a houipeiess ateonript to slop their slide over the
precipice as they fell to their death on the great glacier
4,000 l'eel *liiow! 'Tor- hiaft an hour the other three re-
maint-ed' in terrific'.' silence petrified with tear Ai
length the guide began. to weep, saying he could never
atlinmpt the fearful dc.icent. Finally they nerved thern-
selvfIs to tihe effort, and ours later arrived in Zematt
to toil their sad slory.
The broken rope was "ex:rained. Why had it not held?
Alas! It was not the genuine article! True Alpine Club
ropes have a red striirnd running throu;.;h them, and this
rope did not ha>e such a distinguishing mark. How it was
that such a weak line was carried. remains to this day an
utterly inexplicable mystei'y!
11 ha,: often been said Ihat the saving power of the cross
of Christ runs like :a red strand through te he hart of the
Bible, We, too, can only be safe it wu are joined to the
Saviour by such an unbreakable cord! Friend, are you
tru:ting in some frail subslilute like "religion" to get you
to Heaven? Remember, oniy the Ix)Wer ol the blood will
stand the st'rah; every substitute will break when il is
needed ioost! Dr) not ptit your l rusl in v.n "hope so's" --
in vague feeling ts h:tl "ii will the ill r'igh.t at. lastt'" None
of IheCe will avail: the finly "unbreakahle' rowp" is a
pers'nald trui- in a i vinjg Saviour who died to sav'e, lives
to keep, and who one day will coine again to receive iis
into Hi Ipresence for' r!
Your memory work for loday is: Proverbs 3:5.
M. R. De Haan, M.D.
icn th,' sotrirleann.sing bilootd of the Siniour,
i' eeli n o uixhve in. the criimso n fiocld
I/in' tih world naOy .,iy thwre is hope .:.orne other wry,
I'm d,1tf',oditig on th ildood! Hev. j. J. tatuan, Jr.
'THOT: "Faith is no stronger than thit weight it can bear;
only faith in thrift is unbtreakable!" --M.R.D.
01962 by Radin S~bleo Crla
Used by permission and shared with
you as a paid .advertisement by the
St. Joseph Baptist Church.
Rev. James- L. Van Hecke, Pastor
Further help available upon request.

at 30-30. SMA Shars eventually won 46-40
after piling on the proesu.ro.Fr Shctrjs -
9.P.uyor 19 pts & C.El-irin 13; Bata Pros -
P.Hoenderaon 18 and L.Ioanderson 11.


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