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Through their Branch

GRO`X 5 "'
Cheaurhen and Secisertsariea

,-Greetings and congratulations on being given
an opportunity at upit Mondtv'u ve;.nj to
-Ive. tto )tone cauraned in the vexirg 4W4 i0-
roierrib'r- pobles of -the Banana Indusry, the
first icdutrrv in the land. -
The Agenda is Winbaa News
'inforantion and UK Perfa?
/ (-iGeest Banaa aContr0 t
(ivTAny Other Business
There is a good deal to discuss oi the a.bofve
msaesBut m evwr allow a cotrascr with Gee In
dmEnris to take effect unless And until Ib e draft
of that contract is circulated, rrd/re-re.ad and
discussed by pren and fsrnmis of competence
and sincrivw f pur pose,


*I Readers fieds h44 poppies blow
betwamn she craes, .roa on r-,w
tint mark our place; and in rhpe sk
M Iarks,'spirll eire lining, flf
.awr heard irlad the guns below,
We an the Dead. Short dys a go
wi ivad. felt. dawn, w s*unis glow.
lwe.d, ts4e were loved, and now we lie
In F.a .e. filds. -
Take, up.or4 arelt with ehe foe:
to yew from &Hag hands e throw
the eare : be yours toholi it high.
If y bWsWk kk with us who de
wstab nct ,leep, though poppies grow
n RPanter. fies.

Af2. DD IN PRANCE, 1918.
(See p.a)

A Lot at Fond Cole

For Particulars
Apply -to
Ci, A&.M. Dupigny, Chambe. ,
xa Hanover Street, Roseau.





P MEMBRANCE DAY: Poem "In Planders Fields"
Few people here are familiar .with this poem which gave birth to the
insignia of a poppy for remembrance of the war dead.
Perhaps it will be as we.l to give a brief history of this now world
famous emblem.
The poem was written by a medical officer with the Canadian, Army during
the first World War. He wrote it within the sound of gun-fire -- in the
intervals of tending the wounded at a first-aid post during the second Battle
of Ypres in 1915,
Great'poetry or not it appealed to the spirit of a wartime. England and
beyond. A young American Y.M.C.A. worker not only wrote a sequel to it but
conceived the idea of wearing a red Poppy for Remembrance. A French col-;,
league went a step further and started manufacturing artificial poppies to
be sold to help ex-servicemen and their dependents in need.
Later the British Legion, formed to hel. ALL ex-servicemen and Two:np
started collections first with poppies imported from France but later begun
their own manufacturing of the emblem. This provided employment for many
ex-servicement who, severely disabled, crippled, careers in ruins, now turned
to tle Legion for help. Today their factory employs hundreds of these crip-
pled ex-servicemen who make millions ofpoppies, crosses and wreaths, hundreds
of which are placed on -graves and. ,notaphs in 4.0 countries of the world.
How are Poppy Day collections used here in Dominica? Well, first of all
poppies, collecting boxes, trays etc., are -all sent out to the Dominica Legion
absolutely free of charge. :5% of whatever is collected is returned to the,
,factory and .the balance kept here for local welfare requirements. -1
These commitments are represented by two pensions', one to a Veteran of
World War.l, now destitute and unable to provide for himself and the other
to the widow of another-World War I veteran. However, local collections not
being very substantial, these pensions have to be subsidized by funds from
the British -Legion Headquatters in London. Appeals have been made by the, -
Secretary of the Dominica Legion' for generous donations towards the worthy e-
cause -today; and in endorsement of this appeal we quote .apt words from the
sequel of the poem:-
"And now the torch and poppy red
i Wear' in honbur of our deadly. "

Quotations from world-renowned Psychologist Kenneth B. Clark, a Negro
It is difficult to conceive of the concept of man that guided one archt-
tect to design a windowless school for thecenter of the City,* a building
that is a concrete symbol or the prison--the no-exit--of the ghettp experience.
Each'. day the child- enters a. building that tel3ts himrthat be, ia walled in-
that it is his destiny to be ,sentenced to the perpetual confinement of the
prison,(., .*** **.. *** This architectural blunder is made -all the
more shocking by official explanations that, beyond, eliminating the cost of
replacement of windows broken by vandals, a windowless, school would block the
child's view of the filth and neglect of ghetto) life.. Yet it is the right of
a child to look out of a classroom window, permitting his imagination to.
dream of the wonder that lies beyond the walls of. that room and beyond the
words and limitations of the teacher. Education is a means of looking out be-
yond the boundaries of the immediatee, To constrain the eye of the 'child is to
cdustrain the imagination and the mind.
They provide .the basis for faith in humanity and
life rather than to surrender to dehumanization and destruction. From these
impracticals come our poets, our artists, our novelists, our satirists, our
humourists. They are our models of the positives, the potentials, the awe and
wonder of man. They make life of the thinking human being more endtuMble and
the thought of a future tolerable. h
New York City's Ghetto: but can also be Roseau Boys' School.

R--/^.-* mnir/-<

Friday, November 8. 1974

Such was part of a spread headline
in the British Sunday Express Oct.27.
The story written by ALFRED LEE,
"When Clem Thomas decided to emi-
grate from his poor Caribbean home on,
the island of Dominica he was sure
that prosperity lay just round the
corner. With his wife and two chil-
dren he set sail for Britain-with high
hopes and only 75p in his pocket after
paying their fares. Relatives met the
Thomases when their ship docked and
the family stayed with them in London
for a few months.
They then went to Luton, Bedford-
shire, where Mr.Thomas, aged 44, was
offered a. job as a lorry driver and
his wife started work at the Vauxhall
car plant. The couple saved hard and
put down the. deposit for an 8,500
house. But Mr. Thomas would leave no
stone unturned in his search for the
"golden pot." He invited workmates to
join him in a. pools syndicate, saying
he was sure to win. They refused and
Mr.Thomas, with his usual optimism,
spent up to 4 a week from his pay of
22 on the football pools.
And he won -- the 323,000 jackpot.
Now he has. another dream. He be,-
lieves that"by spending only 200,000
he can bring happiness and prosperity-
to the people on the island of Dominica,
regarded as the most poverty stricken
place in the West Indies.
Out of his winnings, Mr.Thomas has
already finished buying everything he
wants for himself: A modest car, new
furniture, a new roof for his homeland
he has paid the deposit for a rented
colour TV set,
He has banked more than 100,00 for
the future needs of himself and his
wife Annaclet, aged 38, and children
Lucilla aged 16, and 15-year-old
Calibon --and he has already started
to spend and invest the remaining.
200,000 to bring a better life to the
islanders he left behind.
During a trip to Dominica, Mr'.Thomas
saw a mother-to-be taken to hospital in
the back of a jeep. So on his return
to Luton, he ordered a 4,000 ambulance
and arranged for its shipment,
He also noticed that the police had
only run-down cars. So this week heo will
buy the best police car available.
Another item on his list was a 1,E0J
hi-fi set which has been installed- in
the only major hotel on the island,
with a large collection of records.
Patterson, Chief Medical Officer for the
Jamaica stated. (condldl._ ) (otth

(2) Abortion is of vital importance
and should be done free of cost where
the health of the mother or child
would be affected adversely if the
prognancey continued, Djr. Wymaate
National Family Planning Board of
statements reported by Reuters).

Now Mr.Thomas is setting out to
bring prosperity to the tropical
At his home in Luton, he said:
"I have spoken to the government of-
ficials in Dominica to see how I ca.,
best help the island.
On their advice I have decided to
build a canning factory. Unemploy-
ment is the biggest problem an the
island and the factory will provide
jobs and bring revenue to the island,'
He added.: "I will also pay 40,000
for a farm. People will be able to
work on it, growing vegetables and
raising chickens and cows, I will
provide the capital and the government
will give what help they can.
Housing: is another problem.TThere
is just no-money available. I intend
to put 50,000 in a trust to loan to
any worker on the farm or canning
factory to build a: home. The money
will go a long way in Dominica, be-
cause building costs are very lowv.
I do not want to make any profit
from any of these ventures'. I just
want to improve the life of my people
Mr. Cecil Edwards, executive offi-
cer of the Eastern Caribbean Commis-
sion which represents Dominica in
London said: "To most countries
200,000 would mean nothing, but to
Dominica this money can change the
whole way of life for the people."
Montserrat: An Antigua-based clergy-
man claimed here that breadwinning
women seeking equal rights with- their
husbands are creating the greatest
source of friction in Caribbean
Father Alfred Jeffrey, now assist-
ing in the setting up of a Family
Counselling Service, blamed the fric-
tion'generally on the ascendancy of
wome. The clergyman, with experience
in psychiatric counselling in New
York and Jamaica, said: Our women
used to stay at home; now they are
becoming competitive. They are hold-
ing down jobs just as. well as men and
it is creating friction and frustra-
tion among, the family, for breadwin-
ning women are seeking equal rights
with their husbands," he declared.
(Rev, Jeffrey is the brother of Mrs.
Ajah Derrick).


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Pa-ge PO.. r THE S 'AR
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17th A ugit aersmtal repro of a FiRst CerPdicte
i R ;;--M rffesa Eea-a fwa ueseaa far(m
1974 sentative of of Title is respect of
Present*4d Eau-rinie Caey a patotio of land
S29th October deceased known asm a lot at Lit-
& 1974 by ier Solicitor ia, Pit anSth, iS
t 10.24 a.f.| Vanya te Pwisk of St Jobs
inca containias t.29 acres a"d a wssd d as O&aw*BS
North W's-: Land ot Eugea.s TouUistc North E6wL
Crowf? 140A So'th East: tOde of AuigWwsi AviAI.
Wwsest Wd ofE1kk CcAtda
Sth 23t ifty ceiastine wf a Fw*t C artdkmm
6f Septanbe by his Solciter a( Ti nea if I
1974 hClan AM a oriea ad at6
P -r.- .'i the D rw-:t .AlS&Z's!M i the Pa.
S30th day of riah af St Andrw ia
October 1974 the Stte f Dwminias
square feet wat aod as '
Narth by Rstina sewoating Itfrom hed of Evwgr i
EiBt by i100d of Savifjia Ooeagias Suanin fby hod of Wno l
nma and k.A orf W ieon C(leaint Wso by he0d of Evnerm

omI tt e fo
It,4 2 lot day jwwok of a Ffret Cowtifiksa
of October iy b Sotw of T'dk is rewct of
1974 CilmsA W paivdea of land at
dPrest, es tws Nab& in the Pawis
30tbc Azy of ef St Jeseph, li tie
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C .. 3 of tkk, oa the abov' .1f 7.-.Aw;-') #A r Cwa"SI
in the .geve3 k 'w io ?,th ssx wetks fw ro- te dsa of tWe Frse
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Offend are invited for the purchms of
one seven mo Bedford ruck RegiVa-
dion No. '. which may be ,,r.-
"rlV DwC ^ iihI the OpeicI MAil
xirg., Dominica By-ana Growers As-
sodaon, T3 Hr; over 3 ee, R:c t

and to'.-'' so
Dommanica BPSwna-
Re3th tO rALb,
13th November,

must be ina seed ea

the G->c '; ..
Grower A ,d.-.,


The Asso'isaion s2 s.i bha bus to j
J ce'^ the hwsr or I:,y offer.
signede) V.E vnl
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RESIDENT TUTOR, wishes to an-
nounce that the Extra Mural ACass wili
begin on Monday November xith from
4.30 p,m. to 8.oo p.m. The subject in
chlwnological order will be-
West Indian History
Conversational French

Conveisadonal German,
Principles of Accounts,
Prindples of Sociology,
Converstional Spanish,

Fees will be $xo.oo per term of 24 ses-
sions per subject up to a ma imum ,
Fs5.oo per 3 or more subjects. Cotamct
University Centre, P.O. Box 82, or TeL
No. 3 S F;3 for further particuls...



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Friday, November 8, 1H74 T E 8 T AR Page Five
Thoughts on "National Day" SECRETARIES by W.S.Stevens (_r.p.l)
Where are -we going, Dominica? On the fertilizer issue you should
,To Slough of Despond? Perdition? Hades? .object to 'being enticed to plant
We were told-, "We never had it so good", more bananas when Britain seems
When'things were. already very bad. unable to stabilize the price at
The State rolls, in the mire a point which will enable you to-
but we are told we. must fete: keep your family and pay back the
drink rum and "jump up".'' fertilizer loan*. The, British Gov-
Are Ministers, of. Governrient "petit boug"? nment was requested to provide
They threw. taxpayers' thirteen thousand dollars boats and the Iocal Govern-
in- the laps of their tricky idol... -ment can put up by popular
And taxpayers gros boug and petit boug -v ea company to purchase and
stay muzzled. handle our bananas.
stay Bear in mind that
Certain political bosses tell the people to mae ear n mind that
sacrifices while these bosses fatten their own purses. when Geest Industries
0, .- ..-. do not get a full
Poor brother, empty your lean purse load you pay more, for freight, and
for rum, and jump up. recently the bad Winera Boxes whibh
Poor sister, if you can t get broad were selected without your advice
gdt "rum, and jump up' are causing you to lose another
Poowr taxpayer,, patiently pay your taxes -c- -e... nt. This is bad faith
.even though often wasted and. find consolation :. aon the part of' both
in rum, and jump up- the local Government
(While writing this, muddy waters flow through, the. taps. and the British Gov-
Increased water rate. has brought no relief). y.._ eminent, both o-f whom
Seave y7ou to the. mercy of the Pur-
Hypocrites and flatterers congratulate chasing Company..
poor Dominica for going "National" Bad quality fruit is. obviously
when conditions are so 'critical* caused by the local Patrick JOhn
What'-s the use of begging to borrow Government that'will not or cannot
with no prospect of paying back? repair feeder roads: thus Geest In--
The State is financially bankrupt dustries pays you less for suah in-
because dishonourable brains are corrupt, competence, The. British Government
We pray with one eye closed does not examine the possibility of
while cursing-with one eye wide open. exploitation on the pretext of poor
We want GOD to., come to us., quality,
we are '-too puffed up to-go. to GOD. Recently at. a bananaa.;group asset-
.We live a 13fe, false and rash, bly at the Marigot Boxing Plant, the
when we should live in sackcloth. British Director of the Rehaabilitat-
God is- our only salvation, ion Scheme i pieported as sa g
Bow to Him in adoration. that at 6 per 1b. it pays to' praodce
W h D c bananas; that if it doea net pay,
Whither, Dominica? .T he baanana farmer -is Inefficie-nt and
that if .he is inefficient he should
J.R.RALPH, CASIMIR be weeded out. You see whom and
what- we are up against in this DwaLk a blmnmss. Well the price has dropped-i
further to 50 a 'lb. Winban says the cause is- due to "'flimsy boxes" on'which
I have been commenting for the: longest while.
Dominican-born Mri. Sinsion, retiring Chairman of Winban. recently warned
that unless the banana price rises to a reasonable-height and stays upl-the
banana industry will perish. God bless:. 6inson for. the hint coming from
inside But according to figures published this National week in the New!
Chronicle, bananas account for the. highest agricultural income. and naturally
-revenue. But our local Government takes the Winban Chairman's hint lightly.
.It is not yet. realized both by Government and people that we all pay for em-
phasizing trivialities and turn the blind eye' to issues of the highest import-
ance. Going to the country and asking; the people to put in a new Government
is the highest priority at the moment. I have said so before. If the people-
let cown themselves s, they cannot blame, LeBlanc .o2 Patrick John or any group of
critics outside.
Coming back to the DBGA meeting with you on. Monday next, I refer you- to
the Resolution of' March 10 and of April ,25, 1974. P(CoI,'l, d Pi 6 .

n~r CO- Tix IT RFia.nvme .17



OXING: Mohammed Ali has been named
Boxer of the Year by the. World Boxing
Council, following hils triumph over
George Foreman which once again made
him Official Heavyweight Champion of
the World, The accolade following
Ali'a historic achievement is no sur-
prise .to his millions of fans the
world over, since to them, he is the
greatest exponent of the fistic art
The final knockout match for the
Hon., Clive Tavernier Trophy, SundayF
Nov. a, Rest of Pte. Michel complete-
ly dominated against Granites to beat,
them 8-5 and win the championship.
Scorers for Rest of Pte. Michel were
O.Richards 2, M.Royer 2,: P.Lockhart 28,
H.Balson and D.Edwards. For Granites:
R.Charles 2 and= J.Balson,.
The'first qualifying match played
between Ghietto and Granites, Granites
won 1-nil scored by R.Charles. The
match scheduled to start at 3.30,
*Sat. 2nd Nov., got underway at 3.56.
Rest of Pte. Michel got the better
of Colts in a very tight match Sunday
morni-g prior to the finals ,that af-
ternoon. .Colts led 2-1 at the inter-
,val and maintained that, lead until 5
minutes to the final whistle when- a
penalty was awarded, to Rest of Pte.
Michel, Into extra timer no further
goals were scored and with the score
still 2-all, 5 penalties were given
to each.side. Colts could only con-
vert 2 of their tries whilst Rest put
3 into Colts net-to qualify for the.
next- round. Scorers were' D.Edwards 2
for Rest of Pte. Michel and L.Etienne
and W.Peter for bolts. Alick Gage
refereed all the matches.
CRICKET: The' Dominica team .to play the
D.H. Robins team reads: Norbert Phil-
lip (capt.), D.Abraham, M.George, M.
Hill, M.John B.aptiste, G.Lafond, K.
Laurent, J.C.Lawrence, C.Marie, Go.
Samuel, L..Sebastian, I. Shillingford
and A.Walsh. Grayson 'Shillingford. is
not included because of a leg injury
sustained during practice._
Vivian Richards of Antigua got the
first century for the West Indies on,
their tour of India, Sri Lanka (for-
merly Ceylon) and Pakistan 'on the
'opening. day of their match against.the
West Zone in India. -
doctor -said she was AGAINST abortion i
an deMand, but she believed that the
dioMr concerned should be quite free
w bf nwn nn'cni ence -

Printed and Published b the Pro r3 tc

. ... B H II I I I Dial

SPresiadent, Dominica Parmers' Union.

these replies:-
r VISIT TO'BARBADOS- "Althougb the ..bill
for Mr.Cools-Jartibue's air fare has
been sent to the Min.-. of Ed., & Healthx
by the Airline,... the. cost of Mr.Cools-
Lartigue's passages of $184.40 will be
met by Mr.Cools-Lartigue."
=KJC.ATION- "IThea amount owed by-Govt9 to
the UWI stood at $761,z946, as at April
1974. Government-'s outstandingg commit-.-
ment to the Council of Legal Education
is $42,027-.."
additional intake of 4Z pupils was made
at Portsmouth Secondary School while 41
others have already been registered at
the DS."
Two hundred & sixty three persons
mostly schoolchildren had their eyes
examined by and received spectacles
from the. Canadian team. of optometrists
1who left the State late last, month.
SPossibly another team may work in
Dominica on the'same project.
. RD I -

N OP LETTER ... by W.S.Stevens
(fr.- 5) An Independnat Inquiry into
the workings o an' industry in which
the SR.O.-appointed Management Commit-
tee is not responsible to the banana
growers is priority oo.l.. And priority
No.2 is a fixed price negotiated by the
Committee and banana growers through
cooperatives and unions of repute and
strength, Priority No. 3 is a standing:
financial committee to deal with the
takings and spending of. the DBGA.
FarLiers should select the committee.
The continued sharp drops in the
banana price can have no other effect
than that covering the social and. eco-
nomic standards of banana farmers in
.the face of the mad steep rises in
evpry item of cost, of living today.
I have tried to put the banana case
before you in simple English. It is
customary- for Dominioans to be given,
big w6rds, long phrases and clauses,
which discourage constructive thinking
on the part of those who, are to benefit*
The West Indian journalist generally
clouds issues because he delights in.
,enlightening the- few already in the
know "This is your opportunity,, your
finest-hour"'. "Quit you like mean;
'be strong".


Friday. November 8. 1974

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