(For tie General WcI lfare of the P'ople o'f Do' wincia, the/i firt/tr adcvncement of the West Indies andt the Caribbhcia Areaas a 'c '! )
SATURDAY, FI,'RUA Y 9. i9(63
GOVT!.u LAWQSVTTACVE D--PRA"ER TO Uf,.EEN
Objection To Fisherman's Protaction,
Govt. Buildings aterial Ordinances
ADELEGATION consisting of Hon. E.B. Henry, Messrs.
J. Osborne, J, B. Charles, F. A. Baron and L.J.
LaRocque, and Miss Eugzn'a Chatles interviewed His
H-onour the Administrator at midday on Thursday on the
subject of the Protection of Fishermen Ordinance and the
Materials for Government Buildings Ordinance; accord-
ing to a D.U.P.P. release-
Th' D.G.S Cqder Corps
consisting of two Officers,
2nd Lieutenant Earl John-
son (Acting C O ) and Cadet
Officer A. James, and 115
other Ranks in 4 Piatoons,
begaa its Hilary Term Acti-
-... s with a Ceremonial Pa-
l -,i "* .'1.r nz-. -Il *dinnoin_
tedN.C O.s were presented
with their chevions by the
Acting Headmaster of the
School, Mr. A. Foubister.
Among those invested
were J.Johnson, who re-
ceived the C.S M's Crown,
E.Walker C.Q.M.S and Sgts
K.Charles, t.G.ieon, and
I ese two Ordinances
were considered by the dele-
gation to be a "violation of
the jealously guarded princi-
ple of private ownership, and
inconsistent with legislation
already in existence". After
45 minutes of explanation to
the Administrator, the dele-
gation presented to him a
Memorial to the Secretary of
State "praying that Her
Majesty be advised to exer-
cise Lhe power of disallow-
Bills ...." mentioned above.
From the closely reasoned
documentation of the mem-
orial, it would seem that the
petitioners object strongly to
the pos ible interpretations
which might be attributed
to the two bills as at present
Gaitskell's Suna3ssar SStil Unknown
Harold Wilson Leads First Ballot
On Thursday the Parliamentary Group of the Labour Party of Great
Britain balloted to elect a leader to replacetthe almost irreplaceable Hugh
Gaitskell. There were three nominations for the position-George Brown,
Actin' Leader, 48, and chairman
of the Trade Union gioup of La-
bour M. P. s; Harold Wilson, 46,
chief Labour Party spokesman on
Foreign Affairs; and James Callag-
han, 50, lately the Opposition's
spokesman on financial and econo-
The result of the ballot was in-
conclusive since although Harold
Wilson polled the most votes--r5.
George Brown obtained 88 and
James Callaghan 41. Political
commentators state that in the second
ballot which takes place next Thurs
day the result will be close since it is
known that most of the votes given
to Callaghan (who drops out of the
contest) are likely to be swung to
Brown. Wilson must get more
than seven more votes to win-at
seven votes it would be a tie! From
the figures published it would seem
that six members of the Parliamen-
tary Party were absent.
Canadian Government Falls
Pressure over defence matters caus-
ed the resignation of Canada's De-
fence Minister and brought down
the entire Diefenbaker regime (a
minority Conservative Government)
this week. Earlier cricisism by the
P.M. of U.S. "interference" in Can-
adian affairs caused a stir in interna-
tional circles. A general election
will take place in Canada on April
5. U.S. State Dept, expressed re-
lief when Diefenbaker said he
"would not go to the country on a
platform of anti-Americanism".
ST. VINCENT L.P. WINS LEGALLY
Judgement was given this week
in favour of three Labour candidates
from Milton Cato's party elected to
the Kingstown Town Board last year,
Joshua's Government had sought
to declare the election void due to
incorrect electoral lists.
iBeauty In Wood Displayed At G.P.O.
Good Possibilities For Gommier Veneers
The samples of Veneers (thin sheets of wood 1-24" thick) dis-
played at the G. P. O,, Roseau this week show clearly that Com-
micer treated in this manner can be a very attractive furniture wood
or alternatively a plywood. Several of the samples displayed were made
up as plywood.
The sapwood, which was only
demonstrated in the more straight eraphin Jurg
forward form of rotary cut
("flat cut" to ithe trade), is not Divided
so interesting as a furniture veneer,
having little of interest in the grain A new trial was iain orler-
which is very regular when un- ed in the case of Lillian S'eraphin
stained or varnish finished: how- when for the second time a jury
ever it appears to have pleasant failed to agree. The accused was
flecks, which might come -'up" being tr"ed in the Saprime Court
if finished "natural". Stained and before Mr. Justice St. Bernard for
varnished, it seems like a pleasant having obtained money from Mr.
but ordinary mahogany, suitable E, Nassief under false pretences.
only for lower grade furniture. After final speeches for the def-
The really interesting veneer is ence and the Crown and summ-
the heartwood with a rift cut (this ing up by the judge, the jury re-
is an eccentric cut more or less a- tired for half-an-hour returning at
cross the annular (and annual) rings). noon, when the foreman, Mr. George
Several of the samples show a Karam, announced that they could
love --. -'nilar, but not agree.. They were sent back
,, ,, I C tLr-consider ui ni p.m. hut m ill
and varnished "mihogany-wvie n I .. ,,- LU
still keeps its attractive grain but "nt guilty" and three "guilty".
loses the soft pale colour similar to Mr, C. A.H.Dipigny submitted that
olive woo it was customary that, should a per-
f v r pin son have been tried twice for the
The method of veneer peeling same offence without decision, a
is to heat the logs in steam vats to verdict of nolle proseque should
r ond it deg sFah hei tth verdict of nolle proseque should
around ,Iso degrees Fahrenheit; they be returned. The judge stated that
are then rotated against the razor- returned. The s tha
sharp cutting blades so that the ve- it was not within his province so to
V do but suggested t h a t defence
neer peels off as a thin continuous counsel should discussthe matter
sheet. The flat cut is made with with the Attorney General.
the blades parallel to the rotating log rid r aron o te ell
so that the cut is never across the hoedf u t Au te a
t T r house of Ruth Auguste at Mahaut,
growth rings. The rift cut is ec-
tric slicing across the rings to ob- Raphael Hector was acquitted by
centric slicing across the rins to ob- the 9 mailjury. Mr. C. A. H.
n t c g p n the 9 martn lury. Mr. C. A. H.
tain the change of pattern. Dupigny defended in this case also.
The original gommier logs from
which these samples are taken came Irish Cardinri Dies
from along the Castle Bruce, Rosalie
and Glau Gommier Roads. These DUBLIN Febl, CP: Roman
were sent to the Canadian Depart- Catholic Primate of Ireland
ment of Forestry a few months ago Jon Cardinal Dapalton
for test. We have not been told dedaftr ao illness Hi
how the tests went from a cost ed after a long illness His
point of view i. e. as to whether death reduces the College
any difficulty is obtained in setting of Cardinals to eighty-three.
up for veneering, whether the -
gommier is particularly hard on the
blades the resharpening period for
the blades or any other cost factors, DOMINOIA ELECTI
but for the lack of any startling
statements we must presume that
gommier is no more expensive There will be an iI
to process than similar hardwoods. ply of electricity in all
We have to thank the Federal February between the
Survey team who followed up Mr. am. This interruption,
Burra's Report of 1953 for drawing at gently, is necessary
mention to our forest wealth, and Mr. men:s by which is I
Ayliffe for first suggesting veneers as chances of unschedule
a possibility for the utilisation of the
470,000,000 board feet of gommier to apologise to consume
available. A further survey and iences caused,
report by the Canadian Government W. S.
was made possible by a grant from
them of 50o,ooo (Can.). Commier
(Dacryd-s excelsa) comprises over b 9
a quarter of our merchantable timber. .vecr
Handed i& To
'In handing over this pound, at
the same time I hore that it will not
b1 neceLssary for it to b,. iud and
that the mere fact of its prescnce
will act as a deterrent to those peo-
ple in Roseau who allow thir ani-
inals to stray." These wards in the
opening address by Hi; Honour the
Administrator set the keynote when
Government handed over the newly
constructed pound near the river by
the old power station. His words
were heartily endorsed by Mayor
Lestrade in accepting the key from
His Honour during the Ceremony
at which the Minister of Labour
and Social Affairs, Hon W.S Ste-
vens also spoke,
The pound is enclosed by B.C.R.
netting and two sections are partly
roofed to allow shade for the ani-
mals; large mango trees shade a con-
siderable .re of the re-r of the en-
there is no provision in the Pounds
Ordinance (No. -t of 1956) for fees
for dogs, but Government have pro-
mised to introduce an amendment
at the earliest opportunity. Since.
the area is not concreted it will not
be easy to keep clemn, and it is hop-
ed that offensive odours will be
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
SKEFF Robinson, cricketer and
photographer has left for New York
to further his profession : Miss
BESWICK B. A,, headmistress of
WHS has been ill in hospital for
over a week CARIB ChiefJernan-
dois Francis startled officials at his
investiture last week with a forth-
right speech criticis;ng Government
* CIVIL SERVANTS J. J Robinson
and N. E. Waty are in Puerto
Rico attending the CARIso Seminar
on Planning Techniques and Met-
hods LORD ATTLEE celebrated
his 8oth birthday last month
iterruption in the sup-
areas on Sunday ioth
hours of 7.co and 11.oo
as well as others re-
for certain improve-
hoped to reduce the
d failures. We wish
lers for the inconven-
SATURDAY,. FEB3L 'ARY o. 1963
Aircraft .W... Propeellers
The Story Of The Development
Ji J t Engines 1 .,
'A noise lke a t'a kl tie on tlIe
boil," they aid, 'A Owhit l:1 noi,.e
as it twists and turns in the sky."
That was how the first jet-propel.
cld aircraft were described in nnes-
papers about IS years ago. Ic)p'ee
always stopped and look at the un-
tmlian.r and somewhat magic sight
of an aeroplane Hying without pio.
pellers. Nowadays, jets are so com-
mon that no one looks up And
they certainly would not describe the
noise they make as being a kettle
jet propulsion w\as new to most
people when it began to be used in
lighters towards the end of VWotid
War II, Yet it was not a ncv idea
The principle was a very old one-
tmore than 2,000 years aco Hero of
Akxandlia made a jet engine of a
kind. He bieted water in a sphelie
w-ith two pipes attached to it,
opposite to each other. Steam corn-
ing out of them made the revolve.
Nature, too, has jet engines.
Octopuses, for instance, swim by
squirting water out to move in the
A YOUNG MAN S IDEAS
It was the genius of a young
Englishman, Frank Whittle, who
was a cadet at the Royal Air Force
College at Cranwel!, Lincolnshire,
England, which first made jet pro.
pulion a possibility. Long before
there were any thoughts ofan-alterna-
t 4e:to propDller f6r driving air-
E l[ alm ; H v. Hii .,' th.a it
could prov de a jet of hot gas and
that if this was squirted out of the
back of an engine the aircraft would
be driven forward.
Two years after leaving Cranwell
in 1930 when he was only 23,
Whirtle patented his idea. Six years
hlter h- formed his own company,
Power J(ts Ltd,. and set to work to
make a successful jet engine.
It took years to do this, for he
had many difficulties to solve. A
jet engine needs components that
will stand up to conditions that un-
til that time had not been met, and
Whittle's engines kept running red
hot and even wrecked themselves
from parts failing to work properly.
:, ,.. ... ,., ; .., .^ ^^,.. , r
Nevertheless he finally got an engine is "self-co.tained".
.. ... "" .7 f ", .'. .
tain's Air Minister ased hiAng o tr enh supersonic ine. For oned toh
cruise at Mach 2.2 1,450 mie'' an hour). Th" British Aircraft. Corpora
build an engSd Aviation are discussing joint proe os for an aircraft, it provides high power fowith a small
their respectively ths overnmengine, thes., and fo anothertheegin can
build an engine for an aircraft, it provides high power from a small
In April 1941, tils engine, the unit, and for another the e-gine can
first successful jet engine in the be made light in weight. A s all
world, was used to power a British the parts of the engine revolve, vib-
aircraft for its first flight. This early ration is cut down to a minimum.
model was found to fljecyd aster tharen It does noc rlineed high grde fuel,
thcfastest piston-ehgined45 mil aift at and so r1-ith cr-t C-o re-
tin ad Sd A n a g porant asset s are that ita ist wih
HOW A JET ENGINt WORKS more efficient hn propelers at high
How does a jet engine differ sit provides hih twer s and provides
from an ordinary piston eype, like mucht, ad greater another the egine cang-
irst success jt engine in in, in faet, makl s high-flying sup-
orld, wi usi d tor pca nwe a Brtinrs te arts te eie reole' ib
aiaftfor its first li ht. This early ratirson is cut down to a mininum.ibe.
model was fnund no fly raster than It does not need high grade fiiel,
pnrlO'l... : Ilrin~r I111 "}d-dcjw ['l rnctinn erson c aircraft poss ible.
to make something revolve the pro-
peller shift. The jet engine has no
pistons. The idea is a simple one.
First of all air is sucked into the
engine and its pressure i, raised
by a compressor. When this has
been done, fuel is added to it and
the mixture is fired to add heat.
The gases expand and drive round
the blades of a turbine- -or a fin-
producing the jet stream out of the
nozzle to the engine. The turbine
drives the compressor, so the engine
The modern jet airliner is a far cry
from Whit:lc's original machine
which lifted off the runaway 22
years ago, but that pioneer gave
Britain a lead in jet engine design
w which she has held ever since.
Most jet aircraft lying today use
British engines, but whatever their
origin they owe much of their dev-
elopment to the Cranwell Royal
Air Force student (now Air Corn
modore Sir Fraik Whittle) who
foresaw the future in 1928. (BIS)
2Gti January, 1963
GENERAL GERTE CVATE OF 27 "TON OF THE
UkmVERPTY OF S 1" 30;, ;:. 1905
Application to sit l'he June 1963 Examination for the
General Certificate of Education (G, C, E,) of thi L o n dI o n
University should reach i he Education Departmn.t 'not later
than 16thi february 1963.
The Examination will take place from 7th June to 9ti
July, 1963, and ai entries should reach the Uaniversitoyb 1st
Applications should ba accompanied by a R foeipl for
the fees paid into the Treasury, as well as a birth or Baptis-
Applicants who do not possess a School iDc:'iialT of
Education will be required to take not fewer than jour sub-
ects of which English Language ;nust be one,
The fees are:
An entrance Examination fee $4,80
Ordinary Level $2.40 per subject
Advanced Level $6,00 "
A local fee amounting to forty per cent (40%) of the
University's fees must also be paid into the Treasury,
0. A. WALKER
EDUCA I ION OFFICER
0. 18 Feb. 2, 9, 16.
"IN CONSEQUENCE TO THE RECENT DECREASE IN THE
BANK OF ENGLAND RATE, INTEREST PAID ON SAVIP~C
iqlrK 4tfI.NTj win! nF PFsRFpK! S "n^L j
iARY IST, 1953, FROM 3'>, To 2" ',. ALL i01iER 0
EDITIONSS REMAIN UNCHANGED, HATES OF INTEREST PAY-
IABLE ON NEW FIXED DEPOSITS ARE S3BJEOT TO THE
SAME -/o DECREASE."
i For Barclays Bank D.G.O,,
i S. CADMVAN SMIiTH
i For The Royal Bank Of Canada,
W. L, BECKETT
}Feb. 2 9
Debate On Cuba Crisis
Mr.N. E. Watty, Patron, and
Mr. G. Medford, B. A., first Hono-
rary Member of the newly initiated
Empire Club, judged the debate at
their first social, and gave the award
to the opposers of the motion,
"that the U. S. evinced lack of
responsibility in the Cuban Crisis"
who were O. Seraphin, L. Lafond
and J. John. The meeting was
held at the D. G. S. on Saturday
evening last week,
"The U. S. President infringed
on the independent rights of the
Cuban Nation by imposing this
imperialistic quarantine" said Vice.
President Joseph, adding that the
Monroe Doctrine is defunct, the
Russian Premier had proved him-'
self a man of peace by averting
therino-nuclear war and that Premier
Castro sought help from a Soviet
friend to protect his nation from an
aggressive foe. Joseph was sup-
ported by E. Birmingham and B.
Opposing the motion, 0. Serap.
hin stated that Kennedy's action
was the result of a threat which the
missiles posed to the security of the
West, that the U. S, President was
motivated by peaceful considerations
having regard to the "philosophy of
aggression", that if the U.S. did
not take a firm stand Mr. Krushchev
would continue his provocative
tactics, that the wisdom of Kennedy's
action was manifested by the unani-
mous support of the OAS and
finally that Mr K's removal of the
missiles proved that he too agreed
that the American move was a judi-
After the forty-minute debate
Messrs Medford and Watty addressed
the gathering of about 40 Empire
Clubitcs, wishing them success and
reminding them of the D. G. S
motto "Mens sana in corpore sano".
Sir Pelham Warner, one
of the most famous cricket-
ers of all time died on Wed-
nesday aged eighty-nine.
Born in Triidad, he was a
descendant of the first Eng-
lish settler in the W.I. (CP)
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1963
By Mrs. Marie
A highly appreciative audience lis-
tened to the Song Recital by Mrs.
Marie Davis Pierre on Thursday 31st
January, 1963. The soloist rendired
9 songs in groups (f three. 'Cherry
.Ripe" by C. E. Horn, 'Shepherd's
Cradle Song" by Arthur So.ncrvell
and -'Where the Bee Sucks" by
Dr. Thomas Arne formed the first
group. The second group comprised
"Nymphs and Shepherds" by Purcell,
"Cradle Song by Brahms and
"Who is Sylvia" by Schubert and
the third group "Waltz Song by
Sir Edward German, "Art thou
Troubled by C. F. Handel and
"Oh my beloved Father" by C.
Each group of songs was preced-
ed by a short explanation by Mr.
Francis Andre. A s the soloist
appeared on the stage she was gree-
ted with loud applause, She had
a look of composure and was most
regal in her long Rowing white eve-
ning dress. The songs were most
beautifully rendered without a hitch
and the higher range or the singer
was quite cl arly seen in the ''Waltz
Song" and "Oh my beloved father"
which I r ught a burst of applause
from the audience.
Included in the programme wtr:
excerpts from Gilbert and Sullivan's
operas "The Condulikrs" and "'The
Mikado". The group which formed
the chorus, and whose voices blend-
ed very well,. comprise the soloists
two sisters Irene Davis, who sang the
solo part in "' a merry maiden C
mnrisl'", and G. ic Da.is; Crc
briel with her I'vely 'contralto
voic,-J-t!-aIT.'reince w'.u io aJoren-
dered a piana solo '"Thine Own"
Ly Gustav. Lange, Gloria: Raw'e.
Annette Butler, Josephine Ishmdel,
Sher ta Gregoire, Jean Maynes, Jean
and Valentine James Joan Di Costa
with John Davis, Joseph 'Liburd,
Dermot Southwell, Theodore Norris,
Francis Andre and Avondale John
Baptist, whose able male voices lent
depth and vou.ne to (he choruses.
The evening was a very great
suec:ss and the sol ist who was
presented with a bouquet of anthur-
ium il es by little C. Sevcrin was
highly commended for her perform-
ance. She received many letters and
cards of congratulations the next day.
The pianist, Mrs. Marguerite Bas-
com, who was a's3 in evening attire
showed her great skill at the piano
b ith in her accompaniment of the
soloist and in her rendition of the
Ovwriure to the "Gondoliers."
Union Eects Pre-
Barrister Mr Deighton Ward has
been elected President of the Barba-
dos Progressive Union of Workers,
the new trades union being organised
by the Barbados Labour Party.
It is understood that Sir Grant-
Icy Adams, chairman of the Paty,
and ex-Prime Minister of the former
West Indies Federation did not at-
tend the elections but was nominated
for the post of president and was
Mr. Ward is a brother of the
ex-Federal speaker, and was a Fed.
MP. Leading Barbadian newspaper.
Daily News, considers Sir Grantley's
elimination a sign of ingratitude.
U Thant On Congo
Statement To U.N.
Secretary-General u Thank hopes
the U. N. military -orce in the Con
go can be scaled down by about one
third by Marbh,
-The Secretary-General confirmed
the disappearance of "a very large
sum" from the Bank of Katanga.
He said the Leopolvill c overnment is
investigating, with the help of U.N.
experts. He hoped to hrve a report
for the Security Council soon. U
Thant also declared that the U. N.'s
recent military movements in Katanga
were justified to secure "the first re-
quisite" freedom of movement of
U. N. personnel! in the face of un-
provoked attacks: ;h' United Nations
loint has been authorized to use what"
eve force necessary to achieve certain
He said also that he intends to
convene a session ot the General As-
sembly some time in May to take up
the question of financing U N.
peacekeeping expenses. (USIS)
Civil Aviation Expert
Mr. B. Fleming, Acting Director
of Civil Aviation, Leeward and
Windward Islands, paid a routine
visit to Dominica, arriving by plane
on Sunday January 27th and leav-
ing on Tusdj)y 9ith.
Mr., Flrming's .vl;i .was most op-
pFBMune c -,1mil-g a tid at r a-ime-
when Go'. erment as actively con-
sidering the recommendations made by
British West Indian Airways for ex-
tending the runway by 500 ft. west-
ward to enable Viscount aircraft to
operate h:re. These recommenda-
tions followed up.n the proving
flight carried out by them in June,
Thio.ighout the whole of Monday
28th January, Mr. Fleming held very
useful discussions with the Chief
Minister an] the Minister for Com-
munications and Work and their
advisers on the implications of the
Before leaving on Tuesday for
Antigua he carried out a very close
inspection of he whole airfield dir-
ecting his attention chiefly to the areas
beyond .he ends of the runway with
a view to assessing the possibilities
and merits of extension at one end or
the other or both He has undertaken
to communicate with Government
on the matter as soon as possible.
Uolleg of Oar-
dinals loses only
London, Jan. 30 (AP)
"Thousa'ds of aomin Cath-
olics knelt in silence today
to pay homage to Caidinal
William Godfrey as his cof-
fin came to rest in the crypt
of Westminster Cathedral.
Cardinal Godfrey, spi-
rituii leader of Britain's five
million Roman Catholics
died from a h art attack
January 22 at the age of 73
He was ine only Englishman
on Ihe CClles'e of Cardinr)s.
Queen E;z ibeth created a
modern precedent by send-
ing her own represenlalive,
Lord E don, to atend the
requiem mass and 'he funer-
Lord Eldon' a Lord in
actingg to the Queer, is a
Roman Cath'lic Hi-her!o,
since the Anglican Church
broke with K nme in the
161h century. ,overei ns re-
fused to send a representa-
tive on similar occasions.
Trinidad and Tobage,
which became an mdepen-
dent nation with the British
Commonwealith, on 31 Au-
gust 1962, has accepted the
constitution of ine World
Health Organization, thus
becoming its 118th member.
The World Health Organ-
ization is a specialized a-
gency of the United Nat'ons
with headquartersin Gcneva.
The Pan American Sanitary
Bureau is its regional office
for the Americas. (USIS)
The Naval Commander
of the French Antilles and
French Guiana, Captain
Gardies, and Lieui' Guyot,
Commander of the Mine-
sweeper "Altair", paid a
courtesy visit to Dominica
on Tuesday February 5, an-
choring off Roseau.
The two commanding Of-
ficeis called at Government
House in the morning, fiberr
wh'ch His Honour the Ad-
ministrator and Mrs. Love-
lace, accompanied by Mrs.
Allfrey (President of the
Cercle Francais) were Ruests
for lunch on b,>ard. After a
tour of certain L,onuinican
beauty-spots in his Ha,,iour's
car, the Frerch visitors
sailed back to Martinique.
D. U. P. P.
By A Political Reporter
With his usual "Oxford"
rhetoric, Opposition leader
E. B. Henry "brought down
to nothing" all the recent
measures of the Government
from the (D. G. S.) Sale of
Books Order to the refusal
to augment his official salary.
Referring to the G o v t.
Buildings (Protection) Ordin-
ance and the Protection oi
Fishermen Ordinance as acts
calculated to deprive people
of their freedom and private
property, Mr. Henry con-
tinued by saying Govern-
m e n t has not concerned
itself with the construction
of feeder roads (outside the
Northern a r e a) but has
s e e n fit to jeopardize the
fu t ure of the Dominica
Grammar School, the indi-
gent boy being thus deprived
of a chance to educate him-
self, since scholarships to that
School have been reduced;
Mr. C. Boland BSc. felt
impelled to leave after six
months headmastership; Mr.
Gord o n Medford B. A.
a c t e d Head for four days
o n ly; there is a scarcity of
bo o k s at our educational
c e n t r e; all in all there is
chaos in the institution of
learning. He also lamented
the death of the Secondary
Me s s r s.
a n d
id some 4
formed during his tenure of swelled the small but, atten-
office to discuss problems of tive audience. Mr. L. F.
secondary education. C. Royer chaired the meet-
D.U.P.P. Political Lead- ing.
Notice Of Application For Liquor Licences
To The Magistrate Dist, "G" &
the Chiefof Police.
I1 MACE JOSEPH, now residing
at Bioche, Parish of St. Peter, do
herd y gr.'e you notice that it ii my
intentio n rm _' pl, ,r 'h M, oitr-tej'<
Caurr to be held at Portsmoulh on
Tuesday, -nd day of April 1i96,
ensuing for a Retail Liquor Licence
in respect of my premises at Bioche,
Parish of St. Peter.
Dated the 24th day of January,
To The Magistrate, D District
"G" and the Chief ofa, Police.
I, LorfISA LUKEUnow residing
at Vieille Case Parish Of S1 Andrew
tdo heteby give you noiice tha it ,s
1 I --r-j--~"~
orate's Court to be held at PoRsmouth
in .Tuesday, -nd dayof April 963
Lnsuing for a retail LIQUOR
atlCENCE in respect of my premises
Vieille Case Parish of St Andrew.
Dated the 24th day of January,
DON'T GAMBLE TAKE YOUR RADIO AND
i ~ PROBLEMS TO:-
S ANDRE'S RADIO NO. 35 KING'S LANE
Fe b. 2
NOTICE TO BANANA GROWERS
i HOURS OF RECEPTION AT BUYING STATIONS !
SGrowers selling fruit at STEADY'S FLAT (Castle Brucei
subsidiary Buying Station) are notified that as from the-
w e e k commencing 10TH FEBRUARY, 1963, STEADY'S!
FLAT STATION will be opened ONLY FOR THE FIRST DAY
OF THE ROSEAU RECEPTION FROM 9 A. M. TO 5 P. M.
SA, D, BOYD
i Domin'ca Banana Growers Association
e. 4th February, 1963.
er, demagogue F. A. Baron,
reiterated many of the above
statements anJ d:evL applause
w h e n he shouted that he
would p: tition the Secretary
of State for a general elect-
ion, and if such approval is
not obtained, other m e a n s
would be pursued to remove
the Government t h a t is
"bringing down the rich to
the level of the poor."
"In the capacity of Minis-
ter of Religion, Mr. W. S.
Stevens distributed bibles to
schooL, the Prison and the
Hospital, but in this self-
s a m e capacity he bedevils
religion," vociferated Mayor
S. S. Lestrade, who after-
wards criticized the Clironi-
cle for its "o n c-s ided
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1963
Voices From The
This letter, which is too lengthy
for People's Post, is being published
as an article on a separate page.
When the Chief Minister de-
clared at a public meeting as report-
ed in your issue of January 19
"From time immemorial there has
always been export duty paid in
Dominica," he is under a delouion
and does not know his Dominican
hiLtory. In September 1893 a Com-
mission was appointed the Royal
Commission on the Condition and
Affairs of Dominica, which arose
out of "friction between the Govern-
ment and the Legislative Assembly."
Lord Kipon signed the Order of
appointment for Queen Victoria. Sir
Robert G C. Hamilton was the
Commissioner, Various citizens of
Dominica gave evidence,
On page 76 of the report, the
following words of a witness's
memorandum under the heading of
Land Tax (a cause of contention)
"Many persons advocate the repeal
of the (land) tax and the reimposi-
tion of the export tax, and some of
the reasons advanced in favour of
such a course are apparently cogent
ones. The chief of these reasons is
that the peasant proprietors do
not export, . The reversion to
the old: system of export dues can
Only be recommended as a measure of
policy or expediency in the present
emergency. It is contrary to all
truth. of political economy, and it
cannot stand when the island be-
comls more prosperous and civilized.
step, and It is a question whether
ietrogression in any form is for the
irue interest of the country. .. '..
A large number of people in Dom-
inica hold land which is of no use
whatever to themselves or anyone
else, and this militates against the
welfare of the island." The
memorandum goes on to suggest
means for reforming the land tax
system, which was declared by near-
ly every witness to be unjustly appli-
ed, including "the exemption from
land tax of properties of an insigni-
Many leading property owners of
the time came out against land tax
and in favour of export tax, Among
these were Mr. L Bellot. Mr. A.D.
Riviere, Mr. Hamilton Rolle, Mr.
Ccl:n Macintyre. and Mr. J. Madg-
wick. The the Chief of the Caribs
Mr. A. Francis in his deposition
said that the Caribs paid no taxes,
but had to keep up their roads, and
badly needed a hospital. In those days
road and horse taxes were enforced
and the people went to jail for non-
payment of road tax. Mr. Henri
A. Leblanc (Vieille Case) suggested
that children might be turned out to
labour on the third-class roads near
home. He complained against
general heavy taxation, and said that
horse tax was hard, as horses were
krpt more for the purpose of manure
than for riding. Mr. Royer of the
same district agreed with all Mr,
Leblanc's points and urged the re-
imposion of export tax Mr.
Wilson Dupigny declared that
"Direct taxation is unsuitable to the
All these and many other interst-
ipg observations appear in the report,
and readers may be interested' to
know that i Cmmissioner himself V W Of Docto tal Hospital I found thatit was locked;
wrote: .- 'Tie general revenue of iw u barred, filthy and walked so that
the island should be relieved of the Hornick Patients could never see the oppo-
cost of cleaning and lighting the site sex or the sea. The patients
town of Roseau, and of repairing Doctor Edward Hornick, the fa- had no medicine, no Psychiatrist to
its streets, and a Town Board mous American Psychiatrist who check up, very little clothing, an
should be elected by the residents visited this Island last July has horrible food. I did all I could to
which should have power to levy written to a fiend in Dominica alert the community of responsibility
rates on the town for this purpose." givingS !is impressions. Some of to their mentally ill.
Federation was another big issue in them are:- I volunteered to see anyone who
this report. Dominica is an island which I would like to consult me, free of
I have quoted at length to let thl consider the most beautiful of the charge. And during 4 weeks I was
C.M. among others know that CaribbeanIslands. It has the heaviest amazed at the perception with which
matters now arising have been tried rainfalls in the Western Hemisphere, this largely unsophisticated popula-
out and talked out lon; ago. Wise some 380 inches per year. Most of tion diagnosed their own problems
counsel has not been heeded. But this falls in the forests. the hills and correctly, as psychological.
indeed I am really surprised Madam the valleys. There are hundreds My stay in Dominica was en-
Editor, that you have not found (they say 365) of small rivers which joyed and I hope to return soon.
space for quotations from this report wild to the sea via waterfalls, rapids CONTRIBUTOR
before, since the author of the aood and marvellous jungle pools.
recommendations in my second para- The beaches both ocean and sea
graph is no other than your own were glorious and very private, as R
grandfather Sir Henry A.A. Nic- there is no real tourist development eaU
holls. yet in Dominica. When I visited The HERALD
ANCIENT CIVIL SERVAN (retired) the adjunct to the prison, the Men-
The Department of Agri-
culture expresses great con-
cern over the considerable
damage caused by Livestock
straying into the Soil Pro-
ductivity Fertilizer Ex-
periment on the hillside at
Belfast Estate near the north-
ern end ofthe Mahaut
All persons with Live-
stock in this neighbourhood
are kindly asked to take all
necessary precautions to pre-
vent any further damage.
J. B. YANKEY,
Ag. Agr. 5upt.
use this opportunity no w I
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1963
nearing six weeKS before con-
finement, is another suggestion,
general grants following the death of
and Lecturer in Surgery at the
University of the West Indies and
Dr., Vanden Brul, the Anaestheust
Social Security Plan For Barbados
An important report by ILO Adviser Mr. H.W. Stockman, on:-
time U.K. National Insurance Under-Secretary whose services to Barbados
were arranged for through the dissolved Federation of the West Indies, has
just beesi released by the Government of Barbados. The 63-page report
proposes that a social security Board be set up, subject to the overall respon
sibility of one Minister and that the insured persons, old age pensions at 65
scheme be financed jointly by em- years for persons insured for a mini.
players and employees, mum period, and lump-sum grants
Terms Of Reference for widows and children of insured
Mr. Stockman's terms of reference persons were also along the provisions.
were: Insured persons are to be divided in-
To make a general survey of existing to seven age groups of varying rates.
social security measures (contributory Because of the efficient state of
and non-contrbutory), including Barbados medical services, no recom-
iriendly societies, mendatioci for medical treatment as
To explore the possibilities to part of the social insurance scheme
complement these measures (risk cov- is put forward. Mr. Stockman ad-
ered and scope) by a comprehensive vised the substitution of a employ-
social security scheme on the compul- ment injury benefit scheme for the
sory and contributory basis. present workmen's compensation
To prepare the corresponding law scheme.
draft and to formulate suggestions In order to launch the project, the
concerning the practical implementa- services of a social insurance expert,
tions of the scheme by stages. and the training of a Barbadian
national aboard to carry on when
Old Age Pension qualified, would be necessary.
In June 1961 plans for extending
Mr. Stockman advised that statu- Mr. Stockman's survey or similar
provision be made for non-con undertaking to cover the smaller is-
tory prold age penvisions, be made for no-n- lands of the then W.I. Federation,
triburory old age pensions, and for
public assistanceto be placed under were discussed with ILO officials by
the Social security board. He advo- ex Federal Minister Allfrey and her
cated the payment ofsickness benefit advisers Differences in territorial
cared the payment ofsickness benefit conditions presented a number of
in satisfactorily pre cribed cases up to o presented a number of
26 weeks with possible extLnsion of
another 26 weeks, but that no pay-
ment should usually be made for the Visit Of U W.I.
first three days of incapacity.
Maternity Benefits Med al Team
P A Medical Team from the Uni-
Payment of m.-nity benefits to versity of the West Indies consisting
ien workers ft period off T of MrlWoo lMinnmr L ...l ri-n
Stc acnutst LcucieCU anuU
asked the man when he last
had his teeth attended to.
will arrive here from St. Lucia on
the 12th of February for a stay of
This visit will enable the team to
examine Orthopaedic and Thoracic
cases. Depending on the nature of
the case Mr. Woo Ming may perform
the necessary operation, or arrange
to have the patient transferred to the
University College Hospital, Their
tour will also take then to Barbados,
St. Lucia, St. V:ncent, Grenada
and Antigua and is part of a scheme
which was devised to make the ser-
vices of such specialists available in
the smaller islands. (GIS)
The Tooth Bush
A Dentists' Tale
(from the Scottish
A MAN walked into an
Edinburgh dentist's and asked
the n u r se if he could be
treated right away.
Oh, no he w a s n't in
*pain-he was suffering from
something much worse than
that, he said. But he
The nurse asked him to
take a seat.
Within half an hour, the
dentist was able to see him.
As the man settled in the
chair, the dentist asked what
"I've fungus growing out
ofa tooth," was the startling
Bleu Cheese Crackers 730 Pkt, Danish Blue Cheese i-b pkt. 72 Carlings Canadian Beer $7.70 Gtn.
-- Anchovies In Olive Oil & Capers 2 oz. Tin 25 cents --
Barclays Beer Bots, $8,10 Cs HEINEKEN Beer $8,75 C-s
Barclays Tins $7.40 "
Tennents Bots. $8,70 Ct,
Tennents 'Tins $7,75
GAYMER'S CYDER (Bottles) Half Pints (Dry & Sweet) 47 cents & 52 cents
-- ( i Bottles )--
-- (Quarts) --
HENKES HOLLAND GIN (Black Flask)
$5.60, $3.66 & $2.00
PORTUGESE Sardines in Olive Oil 2 oz. -- 16 cents Tin
-- 31 oz. 22 cents Tin
A. C. SHILLINGFORD & CO.
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~H1~s r~r ar~ to&~rr~rul 1
It was over six years ago. It must have been in the
Still chuckling, the dentist tooth for weeks. The con-
peered into the man's mouth. editions wcre ideal for it to
W h a t he saw made him germinate--hea, darkness,
blink and call his nurse to and moisture.
take a look, too. The dentist picked the
For there, growing out of seed and the shoot out with
a hole in a back tooth was- his tweezers, and t o 1 d the
a small, green shoot! man his worries were over.
THE dentist had never Believe it or not, the
seen anything like it all the 'fungus" was a young
years he'd been in practice. tomato plant.
Determined to solve the
mystery, he carefully drilled Wife Notice
round the shoot to enlarge I ALAN ELWIN of Roseau here-
the cavity, by give notice that I am no longer
T responsible for any debt incurred by
Then he saw why a green my wife EILEENE ELWIN (nee)
shoot was growing there. EILEENE GEORGE she hnvin1 left
In the hole was a s ee d, my home.
and it had sprouted. ALAN ELWIN
COLONY OF DOMINICA
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT
REGISTRY OF TITLES ISLAND 01- DOMINICA
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 22nd day of Dec 1962.
Nature of Reques; whether for
Date of Request Person Presenting Certificate of Title or Noting
'thereon or Caveat
Request dated Alline Font-ine Request for 'he issue of a First
I Cortificate of Title (with Plan at-
21st Jan 1963, tached) in respect of that portion
by her Solicitorlof land situateat Fond St. Jean,
Presented in the Parish of St. Patrick in the
26th Jan., 1963. Colony of Dominica, containing
at 11.00 a. m.C.A.H. Dupigny 2712 square feet and bounded as
I follows:-On the North by a Bye
Road and land of Edward Defoe, On the East by a Ravine separ ttingjit
from land of Donald St. Ville, On the South bylands of EdWard Defoe
Sylvie Fontaine and Hamilton Anselm, and On the West by a Bye Road.
Registrar's Office, A. B. MARIE
Roseau. 26th Jan. 1963. Ag Registrar of Tl'les
NOTE:-Any pea who desires to object to the issuing of .a Cer-
uincale o01 i e on to aoove application may enter a <.aveat in InMe u..u
office within four weeks from the date of the first appearance of the above
Schedule in the Oifcial Gazerte and in the DOMINICA HER.LD nesC-Oaper
published in this Island.
PA .3 SIX DOMINICA HERALD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, '963
AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY
31 New Street. Roseau. Tel. 307
Published by j. MARGARTSON CHARLES, Proptri-or
Editor MRS. PHYLLIS SIHAND ALI.FREY
Annual Subscriptions Town s5 00) Country ;6.00
Overseas (Surface NMlai) S7.50
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, I963
ON PRO BE
Small probes have bigger probes
Upon their backs to bleed 'em,
And bigger probes h a v e national
Which maybe where we need 'em.
WE all know that one probe leads to
another, and that probes are the
delight of politicians, researchers, lawyers
and the general public, unless of course
those individuals are personally affected.
Since Squarderrnania in the W es t
Indian islands gave sporadic place to the
more manic-depressive condition of
Scroogeitis, probes have become a closer
p a r t of our civic life. Of course one
has to be firmly self-righteous to get the
best out of a probe.
We have a philosopher friend, a
milkman by trade, who thinks probes are
a huge joke. He has told us a local
fable bare 'of. identifiable d e t a i It
a p p e a r. s that a certain, employeee was
building a house in a Dominican glade.
He kept his building materials in a sort
*oactfle wher Lrucks C uud c .-
ly disgorge. Two other men working
for a different concern happened,to, see
some protruding material, and h el p e d
themselves. The man with the cache
t o o k action against those unorthodox
fell o w s; but they, being (like many
citizens) thoroughly probe-minded now,
said, "Man, you have us to probe, we
make a probe on you." Out of this
fable arose the rather weak doggerel verse
at the top of our editorial.
We are not gainsaying that there are
times in every country when a probe is
essential, and that such a probe is b e s t
conducted by persons who have no ties,
e i t er sanguine or amical, within
community. We think however t h
Governments who initiate probes or
vestigations should be scrupulously carn
not to permit the broadcasting or pu
cation of names of those being pro]
as if they were in effect convicted cr:
inals. Such action would be, of cou
highly damaging and prejudicial. M(
over, surely probes --like the denti
drill should not be long-drawn-
affairs: that is unjust both t he innoc
and the guilty, and breeds a host of i
But perhaps the most disagree
aspect of a probe-prone community
that out of a worthy desire to extermin
dishonesty, a spy state may be bo
Things may get to such a pass that
guest at an official party (unless a mir
trial policy of 'no hospitality' is pursu
may start counting the, drinks served
case his host is chiselling on his enterta
ment allowance; a neighbour may co
along and examine the new garage d
in case the lumber it is made of was:
tended fir expert ToCanhada; a messen
may be asked whether his boss sent h
out to buy cigarettes or matches dur
working-hours. This would be a pat]
tic state of affairs, to which I hope
shall never sink in our lighthearted a
In our view, not only should probe
be entirely disinterested, but it would
valuable for researchers to do some stuck
on the motivation of probes. A little
sight into the cold hearts of probers a
probe-initiators would probably also
rewarding, although we would not gc
far as to suggest the defrosting of sL
delicate mechanisms with an ice-pick.
What is all this fuss over the Protection
of Fishermen Ordinance about Domin-
ica's Labour Government is nationalis-
ing the foreshore and adjoining la n d s
(under Section 3 of the Ordinance) for
the sake of fishermen and fishing. We
may soon consider fishing a nationalised
industry of Dominica, and what is wrong
with that, provided production goes up
so that an island population may at last
eat fresh fish in plenty instead of once a
week or once a month?
Our complaint about the Ordinance
is that it contrives at the same t i m e to
sound both defensive and menacing. It
co u ld surely have been less alarmingly
phrased. Fancy having to explain that
"the public" includes any class of the
public! Most access to beaches acts t
we know of are drafted for the benefit
the public; this one is drafted for
benefit of fishermen. We like fisher
who often lead hard and dangerous li'
and consider them fortunate to have
mru c h done for them at last. A (
operative movement is organised for the
many have, or will have, boats with
gines; Dominica's entire foreshore plus
yards inland is at their disposal. N
we may look forward to eating not o
occasional sprats but dolphin, g a r fi s
jacks, couvalli, bonito, mackerel, groin
er, snapper, tarpon and "ton".
improvement in Dominica's nutrition
state should be a consolation to t h o
whose "adjoining lands" are taken.
Corespondents are asked te submit their full names and addresses as
a guarantee of good faith, but not necessarily for publication. Letters should
be as shott as possible Con2roversial political letters will not be pub-
lished anonymously. Views expressed in People's Post do not necessarily
reect the policy of the Ed.tor or the Proprietor.
M_ ayor's Riposte
Grateful if you permit me the
space to reply "A Labourite" (Min-
ister Incognito?) on the publication
"Two Sides to D.U.P.P. Shilling"
the which appeared in the HERALD issue
a t of and February.
n In a release to a contemporary
newspaper, I stated as follows:--"the
eful Minister is hereby challenged to
bli- point out one solitary instance where
bed the statutory requirements for the ad-
im- ministration of the Town Fund has
not been strictly observed"''. . But
rse, that release was not published.
ore- Throughout the rest of
ISt'S the long winded harum-scarum I
out find one thi.g particularly dominant
:ent and it is the slogan "If no one will
blow your trumpet you may as well
un- blow it yourself." Labourite has
given himself the 'pat on the back'
ble right through; for example, "Thank
is you Mr. Stevens. .. Get on with
ante the job," One wonders who with
the bare exception of the camp's im-
n. mediate entourage, have any
Sa form o f sincere thanks t o
1is- "Mr. Stevens."
ed) For example as.early as this Min-
in sister was, installed he distributed
in Bibles throughout the width and
S breadth of Dominica. This, one
me could only understand.as a demonstra
oor tion of the Minister's belief in religion.
in- 'But how did he follow up this act-
ger 'onfl- I M .y...I-[,,-1 FK 4 Pjd.WI ... -.
im referring to icligion as a 'bedevlithog
ing I accept his compliment I am a
he- stout defender of. the faith. For surely
we he cannot expect me not to expose
nd such acts of hypocrisy by any
who rightly or wrongly plays a lead-
ing role in public affairs in this
be Again who else can thank the
lies Labouiite for the intensification of
in- effort against the civil servants. Their
d innate policy of revenge. . Again
in the said harum-scarum under
be reference he had once again reiterated
SSO his long standing revengeful spirit
uch against a Loubiere Citizern just
pointing out that his inborn tendency
is still to be satisfied even after these
unprecedented gruelling 'New Year
Labourite's confusion and tom-
foolery does not end even there; he
goes on to speak of 'cruel feudalism'
:hat in Dominica as something that the
of Government is up against, but what
the means do they advocate for curing
this ill: (which quite truthfully does
en, not exist). Downright confiscation of
ves, private property. This we condemn
so as being immoral; for it constitutes
o0- 'wrong means to an end.'
Ceo And what sort of end does Lab-
e; ourite have in mind Taking from
en- the 'haves' and giving to the 'have
25 nots'. .. This he calls "Social
ow Justice regardless of colour class or
inly creed." And still his confused think-
s h, ing finds expression in the field of
education; a word he uses every time
up- he speaks as much as one sentence.
An It is clear now that he holds the spear
nal for the destruction of education.
S e Labourites met fi ft e e n
scholarships being sponsored by Gov-
ernment. They cut out five and
FISHERMEN AND FORESHORE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, i963
PA ,.' SIX
begged merchants for five thus bring-
ing back the original fifteen. Per-
haps Government scholarships have
reached a cul-de-sac. Text books
were free at the Dominica Grammar
School from its inception. But to-
day Labourite has made everyone
pay for these books thus minimising
the number of children who may get
a secondary education. *And finally
his Great Bursary Scheme for boys
entering the Technical Wing made
Mr Boland run having found it im-
possible to re-adjust the Grammar
School's curriculum to fulfil this
dream. Quo Vadis Labourites??
Is there truly no depth or degrada-
tion too vile for your association?
STAR S. LESTRADE, Goodwill
Dear Mr. Editor.
Tim! Tim!? "Bois
Sec." '"L'eau de butte?" the Miyor
and his increased water rates, "Black
is white?" The D.U.P.P.
I was utterly disappointed when I
sacrificed my precious evening on
Friday night) the Ist February in
order to give D.U.P.P. a hearing.
What lingered in my thoughts how-
ever, was whether at least one of the
speakers for the evening would
have analysed "A Labourite's letter"
in the "'minica Cbronint-- 'ti-.
on Ta' T r ihe Her
and February. -o fwas looking out
for rhem to give it a good smaih and
put upa first class defence for the
increase in the water rate which every
rate payer in Roseau had to pay by-
3 st January or face being ,cut off.
I was looking out for real enter-
tainment but lo' and behold.' Mr.
R.H, Lockhart who wa; introduced
by Mr. F. Royer the Chairman
drew first blood with a mythical
story which sounded very much like
the Minotaur but I just couldn't re-
member whether he said that this
monster would have been killed by
the D.U,P.P. or Theseus. I was
distracted by a young lady who
shouted! "Mr. Lockhart you are too
high up in the stratosphere, you
should come down to earth!" Then
follow Mr. Vanoulst Charles who
was the most impressive speaker far
the evening. He was not only, on a
membership drive but seem to have
taught the D.U.P.P, one of the old
tricks of Hitler. I observed that
about ninety per. cent of the meagre
crowd listening were people from
St. Joseph and Mahaut who were
apparently trained to applauded their
The third speaker, the mayor,
used the Editor of the Chronicle as
a scape-goat and went on to accuse
him of cutting off part of his
RT.C. release re finance. Strange
enough, the same release came out
in the Herald and nothing was re-
ferred to the Editor of this paper.
No further comments on "A Lab-
ourite's letter" which I suppose was
regarded as T.N.T. There was
silence as deep as death on the in-
creased Water Rate! What! Oh
Boy!' it was just the usual vitupera-
Cont. on page 7
(Cvnt. from page 6)
tions, vendetta, and the bleating of a
bunch of political sheep, For or
Opposition there was nothing what-
soever constructive. How can they
ever hope to qualify to take over the
reins of government again?
Mr. Baron then took over aftie
the mayor was heckled at when he
made an attempt to giva the break-
down of the 1963 R.T.C. budget
in percentage instead of dollar and
cents for the crowd to be wiser. Mr
Baron was seen serving whisky and
soda or bols; quickly gobbled down
his portion in order to raise sonim
Dutch courage, before he was able
to increase the clarity of his bellow.
ing -* his ability to gesticulate.
It must have been 10.30 p.m.
when he was trying to attract the
large outgoing Cinema crowd who
bypassed the corners so swiftly that in
less than no time there was left only
the passengers from St. Joseph and
Mahaut, trying to keep awake
by rubbing their sleepy eyes.
Mr. Elkin Henry the last speaker
simply repeated over and over again
what was said by the previous
speakers that "the government was
out to seize everybody's property in
the Island without compensation."
He went on to give a short history
and pointed out that he was res-
ponsible for getting Polytechnic
School built in Roseau for the bene-
fit of our youths. If Mrs. Allfrey's
story about this school is correct
who is telling the white lie, or the
black one! AU REVOIR!
OTE:-- With reference to final
rar.-sm -,-Mi.---G rrA~ d ..--il.
U.S, A.I.D. told the Dominica
public last December how the
'Polytechnical' came into being:
see Herald of Dec. S.-Lditor.
Sir,--I wish I could have been
privileged to be present at your
Bellevue 7th Birthday M onlight
Birth lay party! And here's a far-
away Englishman, domiciled in that
other country, Cornwall, who joins
his appreciations of the mythical
Mr. Margartson Charles to those of
your December 15 "Roseau
For a brief half-year in 1942--43
I worked as a journalist-reporter for
- a I
the same pay.
know why? OR
of the two rival local newspa- obvious
in a proud ard prosperous small
ed:al town in southern England gai
at on e.uth would life have been i
either in that town itself or for Tr
staff of either one or other of those
papers, if there hadn't been two Madam,
hem: Sheer boredom, sir, sheer
sure it wo
s or two t
nnot disclose the
want to served by the two sub-treasuries of
! Marigot and Portsmouth, taking into
consideration the distance between
name for the two treasuries? Thanks Mr.
Editor ror the space allowed.
-.-- GusrAvus TlMTorTny, M.B,E.,
isury A Boan O'
Please allow me a little
o here's congratul ting space in your very interesting new
your cordial relations paper to appreciate His Hononr Our
i rival local newspaper, Administrator Lovelace and all the
n't be long before such members of the present government
nd sympathetic man as who were instrumental in the final
oyd will be wishing you decision to build our Sub-treasury,
cess in 'your aim of Post Office and Police department
not only "higher values" in Marigot.
er circulation. Every- Since the building has officially
noticed how two fruit- opened it is a pleasure to see the
wo shoe stores get on many people from the ineighbouring
they set up cheek by villages (including we of Marigot)
terrace. ? ? ascending its steps to ask for mails
urs sincerely, from the courteous clerks whom the
ACK MONRO, government have appointed to serve
Cornwall, England us; and after receiving them descend-
-- -- ing the same step with smilling
Sir, -- Reference to the letter in
last Saturday's HERALD "Police
Want More", as a policeman's wife I
say constables should take this op-
portunity to thank the person who
wrote such an important note.
Although all constables cannot say
thanks, all would agree to it and not
only constables but also the Chief of
Police coo, since I have the honour
to inform Government that, not
long ago, the Chief Police received
about 6o resignations. The next
1 .. If ; L ..r
L1JI JL l lh : A %It!. .|u6 U .L ( 5v 'u t
perhaps too if the men can't get
an increase in salary. They are not
satisfied with the pay, not only cons-
tables but all members of the
Dominica Police Force.
First of all they are working
from Monday to Monday, night and
day,' and there's no time to say "we
are not going to work:" check it
for day and night and they are only
getting $3.00 a day when a road
driver is getting $4.0o-working from
8 o'clock a,m. to 5p.m.; he can
then go home. Why can't our
Constables get at least $5.oo for day
and night too?
When a civil servant leaves his 6r
her office they go anywhere they want,
For a police constable to leave work,
he has to beg to go and still gets
The receiving of our letters,
Christmas and New Year cards,
parcels from loved ones near and far
the cash paid to all who had
vouchers in demand - the paying
for and receiving our licences for this
year the posting of our Christmas
and New Year boxes to our loved
ones in the United Kingdom, have
all added extra joys to us during the
Season. Previously it was very ex-
pensive for us to'travel to and from
Portsmouth on jeeps, vans,' cars,
trucks and motorcycles. We can ima-
gine the pressure of work that the clerks
in the sub-treasury in Portsmouth
must have hid: they were faithful to
, L-6 .... w., 0. 1I... I N, r w, ,hrney.*
d* ^ifw m Il pahze wr u1 whrtnrv
we went there and we are glad they
have now been relieved of ihesi heavy
With the spirit of devotion to
duty shown by shown by our pre-
sent Ministers since they have been
appointed, as well as the members of
the Legislative Council and the
officials in doing their best with what
funds they have at tneir disposal, we
have no doubt that they shall in the
future be able to do greater work for
the general improvement of this Our
Colony after receiving the few thou-
sand dollar loans we are hoping to
Before I bring this lengthy letter
of mine to its end, and as I am just
thinking about the people of Cali-
bishie, may I ask how they are being
a "Cry against Oppressors."
I understand him. Console
yourself, Humanitarian, that
you are not sailing on that
sea solo. But, dear Sir, do
you believe that a thousand
cries like that, written on
bare paper will influence the
cr u el hearts and deeds of
oppressors? Or m u s t we
console ourselves with the
knowledge that oppression
carried to the extreme is due
to persecution m a n i a or
paranoia as the psychia-
trists call it. Must we then
make excuses for the perse-
cutors on a plea of madness-
or better yet, as ones with a
Sir, you quote Shake-
s p e ar e, but I quote the
prophet Jeremiah wh en
referring to the desolation of
Moab (a country that needed
cleaning up, not only from
rubbish), he said "Cursed
be he that kecoeth his sword
I am nearly sure Human-
itarian has no sword, nor do
I, therefore let us resort to
Sless dangerous weapons.
U s e the pen with valour,
but for Go d's sake
children's (Factual Test) Corner
Dear Boys and Girls,--Here we are today. At the beginning of the
year I asked you to resolve to study your lessons seriously in the new year.
In this way you gain knowledge. In the meantime you must also get
some culture and good manners. I think in our secondary schools for girls,
a little of this is taught but I am afraid the boys get none.
Of course it is the work of your parents to do so. Very often there is
little or no home training given and our society is much the worse for it.
In days gone by, the poorest mother trained her children in good
habits. Very often, she learnt it in the home where she worked and passed
it on to her children. Today, aim..afrf our reenagers particularly have
much to learn.
There are one or two things I would like to bring to your attention,
I may have told you so before but I think they need repeating.
_a.- me ofy sitn ry badly_=the cirl generallyy wih a very short
narrow dress) keeps her legs \wvde apart. I need nor tell you nTi.L u.-u.-
table she makes other people if she happens to be on a stage. Lately, I
witnessed a young boy, (teenager) sitting in front of a person of high rank,
hugging the back of his chair, I felt ashamed and felt that this particular
certificated young man should know better.
How many of you, answer in the proper way when spoken to?
Generally its "Yes" or "No" instead of "Yes Mr. Yellow" or "No Mr.
Green." "Yes Mamma or "No Daddy"; sometimes I get the impression
that you feel ashamed to do the right things. I am sure you have seen a
young man riding a bicycle and alongside is a lady, walking. How many
young boys stand when a lady enters a room or even when speaking to a
It is true we are "getting on" as we would say but are we 'getting
on" in good manners, and culture?
What of the children who "talk" and "laugh" very loudly, who walk
in a vulgar way. It did my heart good, not very long ago, when I hap-
pened to see a High School girl passing and walking along very sedately;
none of the arms swinging like soldiers on parade.
(Cont. onpage 12)
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1963
The Character Of The Law
Lord Shawcross, former Labour By
M. P. and Attorney General in
Attlee's Government, is well-remem- Lord Shawcross
bered as Sir Hartley Shawcross,
the Prosecuting Council for Britain at the Nurembury War Crime Trials.
He is a member of the Council of the International Law Association
and former chairman of the English Bar Council.
S THE ENGLISH have a strong sense of law and order, but no respect fir
abstract legal principles as distinct from rules which have b-en applied in
concrete cases. For the most part, their law, like the constitution of their
country, is unwritten, the result of r,ooo years of growth and called the
Common Law of England because it was based upon what was the
universally accepted custom of the
realm, broadened down from prece-
dent to precedent, by the decisions
of judges in particular cases.
Yet, despite this major element
of Judge-made law, the number of
fully-trained legally qualified judges
in England and Wales is scarcely
more than zoo, a figure that includes
more than 40 stipendiary magistrates.
There are only about 20,000
practising lawyers in Britain, Add
to this that the police force is neither
armed nor numerous and it is fair
to conclude that the English do
have a certain instinct for the law.
And in spite of its lack of any
theoretical foundation, in spite of
its lack of form and system, English
Law has succeeded in dividing with
Roman Law the greater part of the
INSPIRATION OF KIG's
The course of English Law has
been profoundly affected by the
development, at an exceptionally
early stageof her political evolution
of a strong central administration in
the hands of a succession of able
and masterful kings. One of the
chief characteristics of judicial ad
ministration from a very early date,
was the itinerant judges progressing
from the Central Courts in London
throughout the counties of England,
Today the whole English legal
system is pivoted on the judges in
London, a score or so of men who
try cases in the High Court and at
intervals travel round the country
administering justice at Assize
Towns in a system which is sub
stantially the same now as when it
was fixed in the reign of Henry II
in the twelfth century, Under
them, distributed throughout the
country are 77 County Court
Judges who deal with civil claims
of limited amount with appeal to
the High Court and the Stipendiary
Magistrates and lay (and, unpaid)
Justices of the Peace, the last of
whom try by far the largest number
of criminal cases.
It was largely this centralisation
of the judges in London which has terpretation" adapt it to the needs of
led to English Law being forensic new circuritances perpetually recurr-
and strictly professional in origin, ing. Thus the whole concept of
whereas Roman Law and many the law of negligence is the Corn-
systems deriving from it are scholas- mon Law response to the realisation
tic. The judges always have been, of social responsibilities unthought
and still are, selected from the ranks of in the 18th century. The vehicle
of practising barristers. They are by which this development has been
not as in some continental systems, effected is "the r-asonaole man".
a profession apart from the profession The Common Law enforces a
of practising lawyers, and their standard of conduct such as might
career and training has been in no be expected from the reasonably
way influenced by the State except prudent and careful man. This
when they come to be selected and "reasonable man" is a reflection of
appointed as judges. contemporary habits and conduct,
As to this, there is no system of constantly changing as society
election, nor is there any question of progresses.
the State examining and selecting a All this is not to say that in
candidate. The men who have more recent years deliberate legisla-
c d e The m n who h tion has not become an im portant
come to the topof their profession, tion has not become an important
who are highly thought of by their source of law in England. Yet, in
colleague; and by existing judges spite of the rpidly-growing mass of
are appointed, regardless of political legislated enactment-a necessary
pic j* characteristic of the modern state
considerations, on the advice of the characteristic of the modern state
Lord Chancellor, who is head of -ther Common Law and the
the Judiciary. Once appointed, judges, whose task it is to interpret
they are entirely free of State control, and apply Parliamentary statutes,
for a judge cannot be dismissed continue to exercise a dominating
except on an express resolution ofinuence on the administration of
both Houses of Parliament, a thing the law.
which has not happened in 0oo Cont. on page 9
years. D..asn -: |lawae sl n
'THE REASONABLE MAN"
Until comparatively recent years
the process of keeping the law in
touch with the changing needs of
society was essentially a practical one,
accomplished by the judges in each
particular case. This has given
English Common Law the incal-
culable advantage that the judges,
which professing no law making
powers, could by a process of "in-
D1 unmI rIUI-G s up
In England strategic re-
serve troops have oeen mo-
bilised. From Singapore,
jungle-trained British para-
troopers have left for Borneo
and there is general unease
that' outside interference" in
the dispute may occur.
The Phillipines, who en-
courage Sheikh Azahari :n
his recent abortive rising,
have charged Ihat the British-
supported Malaysian Federa-
tion threatens the security of
South-Eist Asia and for-
mally laid claim to North
South Borneo is part of
the Indonesian Federation
North Borneo consists of
the British Colony of Sara-
wak and the British protecto-
rate of Brunei -- rich oil
state presided over by a
Sir J k
Broadcast In U.K:
The head of a large organisation
with interests in West Indian agri-
culture, shopkeeping, engineering,
light industries, shipping and rum
will tell British listeners all about
He is Sir Jock Campbell, aged
so, who will speak in the B.B.C. 's
Home service on Friday, i5tn Feb.,
in the programme "Frankly Speak-
As listeners to the programme
will hear, to Sir Jock, who is chair-
man of Booker Bros, people matter
more than sugar, ships and shops. Sir
Jock who is described as a "tycoon
with a difference", never relaxes but
spends his leisure time hitting balls,
driving fast cars, reading old novels
and doing "The Times" crossword
in eight minutes flat, comments the
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1963
The Character Of The Law
SCont. from page 8)
EQUALITY OF ALL
into the matter. He a c t s
with complete impartiality as
T h i s supremacy of the an umpire between the con-
judges in the administration testants and decides according
of the law has resulted in to the evidence as presented
another notable characteris- to him and the evidence
tic of the English system, the is strictly limited. Only the
equality of all before the law. sworn testimony of witnesses,
The Crown and Govern- subject to cross examination,
ment, the Executive and its can be heard. There must
officials, are subject to ex- be no hearsay, no evidence
actly the same laws admin- on previous offences or bad
istered in exactly the s a m e character. The trial rn u s t
courts as the most humble take p'ac, in the full lime-
citizen. Although in the light of Press publicity.
recent development of the
so-called Welfare State and FREE AID AND ADVICE
planned economy, there has
been a tendency to allot the Nor are these rights of the
decision of certain matters subject under the law, the
arising in the course of Gov right to equality and to per-
ernment administration to sonal freedom, illusory cases.
special Tribunals, there is no The old reproach that the
established system of admin- courts, like the Ritz Hotel,
istrative law or administrative are open to rich and p o o r
tribunals. T h e Govern- ali k e, no longer has any
ment and its officials derive validity in England. At
such powers as they possess one time, there was truth in
from the ordinary law. th is criticism, but shortly
If a citizen complains that after World War II a scheme
those powers have bbe e n of legal Aid and Advice,
a b u s e d or exceeded, the subsidsed by the State but
complaint is dealt with by administered with complete
the: ordinary .cou. Oiy idependece by the I e g a
the. Sovereign is'. personallyy Profession, was introduced.
une from suit. n the This enables those who are
une ro si ut thle -, tomeet Tecos_
murders of no man, not even unable to meet me costs 01
of the Sovereign, provide litigationto obtain legal aid
ny excuse in law for thor %advice either entirely free
doin of cn illegal ac. or subject to a contribution
-domng of an illegal act. ,4 .
C lA d d h.- i ~ -- V.^ 1^ A *
*' o AXIOMATIC.FREEDOM
The English Constitution
being unwritten, it follows
that there are no guarantees
of t h e personal freedoms.
Yet these freedoms are
axiomatic and a person who
is arrested has a right at once
to be brought before a pub-
lic court and to be tried for
his alleged offence. No one
can be forbidden in advance
from saying what he likes,
unless a Court in pub 1 ic
trial has decided that what
he says constitutes a wrong;
for example, a libel --act-
ionable at the suit of s o m e
third party injuriously affect-
ed or h as involved a
breach of the criminal laws,
which are traditionally fav-
ourable to the free expression
English procedure, especi-
ally in the criminal courts, is
accusatorial rather than in-
quisitorial. The complain-
ant must prove his c a s e.
Before trial and at trial, an
accused person is stringently
protected against any kind of
inquisitorial procedure. It
is not for the judge to probe
^Ldldu dl,..ULU ll- LU L JI J I
Reference has been made
to the small number of leg-
ally-qualified judges. This
is because of the large part
played by laymen in the
administration of j u s t i c e.
The great mass of criminal
cases, being cases concerning
comparatively minor offences,
are tried by unpaid magis-
trates called Justices of the
Peace. This participation o,
laymen is important in an-
other connection. All seri-
ous criminal cases have to be
tried by a judge and a jury
of twelve ordinary citizens.
In several classes of civil
litigation too, like fraud or
defamation of character, a
party can if he desires, insist
upon a jury.
Where cases are tried with
a jury it is they, and not the
j udge, who are the sole
judges of fact. The judge
decides questions of law; he
sums up the facts to the jury,
but the ultimate decision on
the evidence rests with them.
The jury is the representative
of the "reasonable man" who
has done so much to temper
the administration of the law
to the changing circumstances
of the' times.
So the Law of'England
continues to develop. (BIS)
The system of further education
in the United Kingdom provides
opportunities for gaining a very wide
variety of qualifications m o s t of
which are linked in some way to
job in industry of commerce. There
are also courses at many technical
colleges and similar institutions for
women who are not in full-time
employment but who wish to study
sys tem a tical ly one of
a range of Domestic Subjects.
Most of these courses can lead
to examinations conducted by the
City and Guilds of London Insti-
tute or certain Regional Examining
The bes: way of findin;o out what
courses are available is to make en-
quiries a th.i Education Depattment,
Courses leading o the ex.lnina-
tion of the City and Guilds of
London Institute normally begin in
September and the examinations are
held in May. Examinations ire held
by the institute in the following
Advanced Hand Embroidery
Advanced Ladies Tailoring
Home Upholstery and Soft
Advanced Home Uphoistery
and Soft Furnishings
Advanced Domestic Cookery
Home Mauagement (one level
of examination only)
Hand Locm Weaving
Advanced Hand Loom Weav-
Examinations corresponding t o
the first level exrm nations of the
City and Guilds of London Institu-
ion are provided by certain Regional
Part of President Kenedy's
Trade Expansion Act will be
"null and void" due to the
E. C. M. debacle, said Chris-
tian Herer; the President's
Trade Adviser on Tuesday
last week. Ihe part affected is
the scrapping of tariffs on
gocds of which more than
;' '. of world's exports were
provided by the U.S. and the
E. C.M. (CP)
CRAZY NCAZY CRAZY
The Lucky Winner Will be allowed
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GROCERY SELF SERVICE DEPARTMENT
HERE IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO
Commencing February 1st to March 30th, 1963
Write your name and full address on the back
of all Cash Slips of $2.00 or more in value
and place in drums conveniently situated throughout
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The BIG DRAW will take place on
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1963
Caribo Organizes Pla ra seminar
San Jan, January 31, -The need for planning: the econo'cs of the
countries in the CariaLcan ar.a was highlighted by Mr, Ranion Garcia
Santiago, Ch.lirnian, Puirto Rico Planning Board, wh'n iih today, at the
Condado Hotel, San Juan. drciared open the Seminar on Pa.nnmi Tech
niqucs and Methods sp. nsored by the Carib. an C giA./cion. (Toe
Ford Foundriaon hsad m.iad a guint o' MSr8,50. U. S ) eintll to: :smin.ar
to be Ih Id, at had prcv ously bee announced oy the bcretary Geneial.)
"Faced as we ar`' emphasized Mr. Garcil. S,in iigo wli, mass
extreme poverty in many of our lands, with hitoi cal st.l:n.ition and wthl
tie problems and difficulties we will encounter i ) our it'rits low.ir is pro-
grcss, it would be fcolitardy-even criminal- --to re,t our h pI:s on a spontl-
cicous and capiicious economic revolution'. Describing the p.inner as aI
"privileged technician" he said: "Planned act.oil is inprail, e for our
The speaker declared thi.t techniques and mIIth1i; o3f planning will
in the long run prov useless, unless they ar- immi-rsed in, surrounded by,
a profound democratic or;enettion of political thought and leadership.
Two lcciures \swre delivered on the first day of the Seminal: "De
signing and Adnmnistering a Development Plan" by Mr. Alvin Mayi.e,
(onsu 'tli on Economic Planning, AID, Washmngton, .nd "' r jec i ns
or economic data in dcvelopmeni plinn ng' iby Professor Jan Tinbergen,
Director, INe' tiiianids Economli Inlstue, Rotcerdan:. Tiey were followed
Ly discusson periods .n wlinchI government planners, administrators and
university professors present el.ited the points of the lectures to the spercl
needs of the Caribbean area.
In his Ict1ure, M:. Mil.ne dweliop:d th e theme oi the fivi,' kinds o:
resources necessary for development financiall, human, natural, product.ve
capacity and spatial) and the four operations of progiimminsg, allocation
development and execution which made up the stages of a plan, vith the
institutions necessi y to bring it into effect.
Professor 'linoergen described the conceptual framteork in whic:i
planning takes place including the long-term and short-term approaches,
the mdcro and sectorial consluerations, and the project stage. He analysed
the relations p of rate of economic growth to level of investment, and the
concept of capital output ratio.
Finally, Professor Tinbergen urged that the countries served by the
Caribbean Organization should study the possibility of a free trade area con-
sisting of some ten items in a common market shared initially y ,five or Ltin
Thitty.fivo official participants, leciurers and obververs representing
twenty countries, international organizations and universities in the area were
present on the openii.g'day together with a large rumbir of -d.stinguisbeJ
guests. The Secr ary-General of the Caribbean O gaanz.aron. Mr. C. F.
.Beauugijd. introduciinn Mr. Garcia San:iago, \\Wlcumtd rho.e preeint and
recjllin. the backgIound ol icnis leadi up t ie organizarion ul -th
Seminar nhin tk e iram.aork uf the DenlopFmerii Pljia, E prcsscd Ih.
SOrganization's thinks to the Ford Foundaton for .the grant oft 8ISi7o
which had made the Seminar possible.
During the discussio0hs the Secretary-General announced\that it was the
purpose of the Organization to engage upon studies of the type mentioned
by Professor Tinbetgen.and the Central Secretariat would be strengthened
by the addition of a Marketing, Analyst.
The governments represented were: Fr.ince the U. S. A., Surinam
British Vingm Islands, Antigua, Barbados. British Honduras, Dominica,
St. Kitrs-Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia, Jamaica, St. Vincent, Puerto Rico,
and the Dominican Republic.
The Organizat:on represented were: Food and Agriculture Organiza-
tion of the United Nations, World Health Organization, Organization of
American States and Ford Foundation; the University of me West Indies,
the University of Puerto Rico, the Inter-American Univers:ty and the
Inter-Amencan Planning Society. (CARIBO)
When the Rt. Hon. Duncan
S ndys ret',rnd to Britain a'ter the re-
cent Common Market impasse, he
appear-d angry and declared "this is
a very dark day -as dark for Britain
as it s for Europe," He was sc-
cumpniied by Sir W\inston Church-
ill's son in-law, Minister of Agr:cul-
ture Christopher Soames.
When reporters asked Mr. Sandys
whether he thought that Britain would
have to wait for the departure of
dc Gaulle before trying again, ML.
Sandys snapped "I am not a life in-
sur:nce agent," AP.
Naval Cadets To
H, M. S. Torqu y and H. M.S.
Wizard of the Dartmouth Training
Squadron will land parties of offi-
cr; and men at Hsmpstead and
Grand 3av respectively on Wecdnes
(lay r thI Fbriri;'y: t' ci will return
for their 'a rt s on r 5th ehruarv
The .hips' boat; will be us-i fcr
landing and th. paa-ias wii be I ;
tirely self supporting GIS)
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Etta Joseph Request f r he issue of a First Cer-
tlUilate of ri'lc It re pect of that
portion of land at Cassada GardenC
by her Solicitor in the Parish of St. Joseph in the
Colony ol Dominica, containing
440 acres and bounded as
Vanya Dupigny Iollows:-On the North by land of
Christ;anie Burkc, On the South by land of Randol' h Joseph, On the
\VcW by land of T. ) Shiilingford separ ted by a Ravine and On the
Eost by Public Road
~-- n-- i.i --- *ii -^----pii-
Registrar's Office, A B. MARIE
Roycan 4th Feb. 963 Ag Reistrar of Titles
NOTE:-Aiy r-clson wno desires to obl:ct to the issuing ol a Cer-
tilicale or' itne on the above apclc:iaion may enter a Cavat in .he above
police within four w-eks from the datL of the Ilrst appearance o' the above
Sch'-Jite in he 0/ficial Gazette nd in ihe ncsMINCA HiiR.M D Ini)CWSpiOP i
published in this m.:rud.
KUALA LUMPUR ANP: Delegates fr o :n
Malaya, Sarawk and North Bornco will meer in March to
aPprove th; Co sti:ution of I C n.w F.dsatiin, expected
o come into being August 31.
In the cool and reasonable atmos-
phere of Fort Young, Dominica's
new Agricultural Association came
to life on Monday February 4. In
the chair was Mr. J.B. Yankey, Ag.
Agricultural Supt. After hearing
a message of encouragement and con-
gratulation from the Hon. Minister of
frade and Production, the assembly
got dcwn to the business of altering
and confirming their provisional
constitution. The deliberations were
recorded by the the Government
The gathering was a representative
one including both small and big
landowners, three or four women a-
mong them. After much prepara-
tory talk about procedures and the
calling ofa special general meeting
the question of how much power
should be given to the
ex ecutive was discussed.
Strong leadership was favoured by a
majority, but a uder that the suspen-
sion of members must be ratified by
the general body afier action by execu-
tive committee wis incrpororted.
Mr.Stanley Fadelle was eventually
elected President, and after a cont-st
for the Vice-Presidency, Mr. Clem
Dupigny won by49 votes to Mr,
J.B. Charles' 15. Mr. Ted Honey-
church was elected Hon, Secretary
without opposition, and Mr. Staf-
ford Shillingford was elected to be
Hon. Treasurer. Other executive
members are:-- Mr. A. Armantrad-
ing, Mr. G. Steadman, Mr. C.
Winston O. B. E., Mr. V. Jno
Charles and Mr. E.H. Pugh. Messrs
G. Phillip. N. Vidal and C. Cyrus
failed to obtain executive places a-
mong the eight nominations. All
those present, including observers,
seemed convinced that the new As-
sociation is a forward move towards
Dominica's agricultural prosperity.
AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING t lAHlWaAc oau;ic :
L. A. DUPIGNY Esq.,
J. W. EDWARDS
C. G. PHILLIP & COMPANY
T. D. SHILLINGFORD
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1963
nasdie Hams teet 'heir opinions.
Radio Hams Meet opon. A. Activewas "Speaker"
New Amateur's Club Formed and "Legislator" Alleyne and Jos-
eph also spoke against the Ordin-
Many young radio enthusiasts gath:ircd together last week ance.
Sunday morning at 'th house of Mr. Addison Colicre in Before the Jcbte, a one minute
Franklvn Lane, Goodwill. The occasion was the second silence was observed by the mem-
S, 1Ibers in remembrance of Hugh Gait'
meeting of the Radio Amateur's Club (although there is ers in remembrance of Hugh Gait
some question as to whether the name should be Amateur
Radio or Radio Amateur, since a similar club is still regis- anaa a T"akes
tered having been formed in Dominica a few years ago), and MorP W St IId-
some twelve persons were present.
At the previous mc-eting the officers had been elected as ianS
follows: President, Addison S. Colierc; V i c e President MONTREAL, Jan. 30, CP: Frank
U. V. Bruney; Treasurer, Grayson Stedman and Secretary, McGee Parblamentary assistant to
David B. Pierre. Present at the meeting last Sunday were Immigration Minister Richard Bell,
Ssaid today that for every three white
Messrs. A. J. Leger, H. A. Bethel, E. Bellevue, R. L. aidtoday thatfor every three whit
immigrants to Canada from British
Kirton, D. Mitchel, G. Smith (who is on the Executive), West Indies there are eight who
W. Rock and-. Chambers. are coloured. McGee who was
The subscription will be 85 per annum and further funds speaking to the immigration section
would be raised by holding dances etc. The funds would of the Toronto Social Planning
ol, I I Council said that seven years ago
be expended on buying technical books and equipment and il aid thatseven years agoured to
the ratio was only four coloured to
for a dinner party (outsiders welcome) at the t i m e of the s ix from other groups. McGee
next Annual General Meeting. praised his department's abandon-
The question of licences for transmitting equipment was ment of "the pattern of racial and
discussed and it was pointed out that the law on the sub- religious discrimination which had
ject was antiquated and based on the practice of radio forty appeared to attach itself to Canada's
y e a r s ago. Several members brought up the subject. o that the immigration goal for this
interference, both by unsuppressed household equipment such year is z8o,ooo or i% of Can-
as vacum-cleaners and also due to badly run electricity supply ada's population.
lead-ins to houses bare wires touching galvanised roofs,
insulators falling down, etc. Fracas in Store
The Constitution of the Club was not available, be- An old rum-swayed man en-
ing in the hands of the lawyers for scrutiny, but it is un tered a Koseau store last week
derstood that it is modelled on that of the Radio Society of and asked for a penny gar-
Great Britain. A.suggestion was made that the aims and lic. A polite refusal from the
o b j e ct s should be broad enough to include electronic girl clerk did not deter him
apparatus (not excluding computers) ,s u c h as P. A. so a young man approached
Systems, tape-recorders and any other automated gadgets and confirmed 'that no garlic
.might be of i -was to be had. The old man
.might be of interest. __ ,__ on rd
Appeal was m a d e to members to let-th ec-e ry tl7 i"n" ered
,at ml .. q" kitchenn Akn ife and muttered
know what technical books, or equipment (such as Avo- ,
...... so the, clerk
meters or Wavemeters) they had so that, with permissionn, pushed him out of the shop.
they might be made available to other members. h old man then grabbed 1 an
It appears that the number o transmitters in the island enormous s one, the young
is small, only Mr. Coliere of those present possessing;a set. n an a bottle and they faced
Many others were however interested to start pushing stuff each other: as passing pedes-
out over the ether and there was obviously a t h i r s t for trans duclk.- f ,r safy a po-
knowledge and a great enthusiasm. lixeni.'o arrived ani disarmed
the old man who was sale-
y' l o
Votes At Eighteei
St. George's Fiold Mock
A mock Legislature was the sub-
ject of last week's meeting of the
St. George's Literary and Debating
Club and they debated an Ordinance
-' The Legislative Council (Elect-
ions) Amended Ordinance 1963-
empowering Government" to re-
duce the voting age to include youths
of 18 years and upwards.
In presenting the Ordinance for
consideration by the "House" the
"Chief Minister," Mr. T. Baptiste,
said that the youth of today is poli-
tically conscious to such an extent
that they not only attend political
meetings but they also vent their
political views in mhe press. They
can differentiate between facts and
fiction and are not swayed by crass
emotionalism. They are abreast of
world affairs as is shown by the
mushrooming of literary and debate.
ing clubs in the secondary schools.
Hansard and political periodicals are
perused and they can judge of the
achievements or failures of Govern-
ment in such a way that they are
able to att wisely in the exercise of
He then pointed out that the age
of maturity had gone down, coires-
ponding with lhe increased life-span
of man and added, rhetorically, that
young men who are called upon to
shed their blood for their country
should have a say in electing their
"Legislator" Star S. Lestrade
supporting the motion said that
parents often seek the advice of their
I8 or 19 year old children before
going to the polls, showing that the
so-called "immature" are already
influencing elections. Since the
State already permits young people
below the age of 18 to take on the
responsibilities of marriage it is illo-
gical to prevent them from voting.
"Leader of the Opposition," H.
Pierre opposed the bill saying "The
word teenager is synonymous with
vice and immorality. The aims and
aspirations of young people ;end
towards everything low: when enfran-
chised these irresponsible, sentiment-
tal and Lribeable infants will use the
ballot as a weapon to elect a govern-
ment to put up with their social
malpractices." He argued that
youths under 21 are unstable in
it V'--' ^1
A Morne Plrosper man was
fixing his lunch at home
when Emmanuel "Son-Son"
Bougounean walked in and
asked "Wut de time"'? No
answer! Son-Son's puzzle
ment was soon dissipated
when the other man started
abusing him and soon after
poor Bougouneau was found
bleeding from cutlass-wounds
about the head. Another
Morne Prosper man has been
MINNEAPOLIS, J a n. 29,
CP: Dr. Jean Felix Piccard,
famed for his stratospheric
balloon flights and cosmic
ray research, died today on
his seventyninth birthday.
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Of Barbados will be paying a fis u from
i Feb. 5-- 9 for the purpose of sight
j Testing and furnishing of Spectacles,
All persons interested, please contact
SMr. L. OLIVER GREEN at
The Dominica Dispensary Co. Ltd.
King George V St., Roseau.
SJan. i2-Feb. 9
ADVERTISE IN THE HERALD
DO" INICA I-IERALD
PA '; TWELVE DOMINICA HERA
TEST CORNER (Cont. from p 7) C.C will miss the stylish batting
There is the question of eating with the mouth open and making the ofSkeff Robinson who left the
most horrible sound As for this bad habi. of gum-chewing with the Colony on Monday for the U.S.A.
mouth open and making all kinds of gymnastics with the tongue, that is He joined the Club on leaving
bad form. school in 1953 and in ten seasons
Today I a.n afraid the accent is on "looks": the hair in the most mo- his record reads:-
dern style, the cancan or tight skirt, the clickety high heels and nothing Innings 89, not out 9 times, Runs
more is worried about. 1849, Highest score 8r, average
Now, girls and boys we still have people who are very polite and 23.1 (Statistics cbtained from the
cultured It is true you might not meet them in your every diy walk of Secretary, Casuals C.C.)
]ite, but if you look carefully you wll find them, Viatch them carefully It is regrettable that he never pla)-
especially vhen you find yourself in their company; see how they behave, ed for Dominica. though many less
and learn tiom them. You might not think these things matter very much. talented players have.
They do. The girl who is invited somewhere and behaves badly is seldom He also holds the island s high
asked again, The boy with no manners is generally left out when "'the jump record of 6ft Ii ins.
gang" is asked to a party. "Underground" Win
Very often, it is termed "snobbishness", but it is not so. Wel- In an exciting domino match at
behaved people do not feel comfortable in the company of il-mannered the "Underground" club, Goodwill,
I ~the -U underground' club, G oodwill,
Of course, you must not think that "good manners" are
children only from "big houses" I am afraid some of those ar
ill-mannered. Some of the best behaved children I know com
Now, do try to learn some good manners too as you gro
gain more knowledge.
Cherio till next week, Love fromAuntie F
This week's questions are as follows:
I. Give the correct way of answering your parents?- --
2. What must be avoided when eating-----
3. What happens to children who are invited out and b
Entries will close at noon on Thursday, I4th inst.
RESULTS of last week's questions
Ist. $1.25 won by Dulcina Nicholas-St. Martins Sch
2nd. $1.oo "Aura Lawrence -Colihaut Govt.
3rd $0.75 John Peter-Technical Wing (DGS
Three Consolation prizes of 5so each:-
i. Imelda Edwards-Roseau Girls School
2. Lorraine Delsol-Convent High School
3. Denis Didier-D. G. S.
S.M.A. Swamps D.G.S.
The second defeat by an innings
for this season was handed out to
D.G.S. by their old rival S,M.A.
This match will be remembered for
a 3rd wicket partnership of 217 be-
tween Francis Grell (132) and
Tony Cools-Larigue (103 not out)
of S.M.A. and good innings by
J. Corriette and E. Walker of
D.G.S. Batting first on a slow wic-
ket, D.G.S. were skittled out for
99, Most of their failure was
due to lack of concentration; their
batsmen contributed to their down-
fall by playing too early. Outstand-
ing in this small total was a pleasing
knock of 37 by Corriette. For
S.M,A., Grell got 4 for 37.
S.M.A. began their innings in
businesslike fashion and had over-
hauled the D G.S. score by close of
play on Saturday for the loss of z
In ideal conditions, Francis Grell
and Tony Cools-Lartigue proceeded
to bat with grandeur and authority,
There was never a dull moment
as both batsmen went on their
merry way until Grell was out for
132, Their partnership, which yield-
ed 217 runs, broke several records
It was (i) the highest 3rd wicket
partnershipin Club cricket, (2) the
highest for any wicket in club cric-
ket and (3) the highest for any wic-
ket in inter-school cricket. Grell's
innings also equalled the highest
score for S.M.A. which was held
by Clem John,
The D.G.S. bowling was a bit
untidy, but these young batsmen
It is good to see our i
down and compiling
This have been for too lot
coming four players.
they have done enough
have scored 50 or so; I
S.M.A. declared at
The boys in the marooor
caps faced their second i
the knowledge that 236
needed to save an inn
Not by any means an en
tion,; but I admire the v
proached this innings.
was to bat out time ane
prestige by achieving a (
Corriette and Walker
ated in a partnership wh
ed 89 runs, and while
there, it looked as thou
would see it through.
this was not to be. Wi
ped on the handcuffs wi
bowling. He got 5 fo
Alleyne 37, E, Walker,
Corvette 57 are to be cor
their fighting knocks. r
all out for 233 thus failit
an innings defeat by 3 ru
ture of this match was d
of scoring; 687 runs we
The final scores, D
(J. Corrierte 37) and
Walker 72, J. Corrie
Alleyne 37. S,M.A.
declared, F. Grell 132,
103 not out.
Supporters and players
e also very
e from very
w up and
Sera Saloon were beaten, but nrt
disgraced by their hosts, Losing
the first game by 171 points, the
Sera Saloon boys fought back in the
second game to win by 412 points.
In the final game, the "Under-
ground" led from start to finish and
won by 282 points.
Outstanding for "Sera Saloon"
were Lander Riviere and Prosp-r
while Jicob Dib and C. Didier
were mainly responsible for the
For The Months Of February;
March and April, You will get ONE
DOLLAR ($1.00) for every Marked
ool Heineken Cap you bring in to our
School Wholesale Department.
) Heineken's Beer is sold in nearly
every Shop in Dominica
J. ASTAPHAN & 0O. LTD.
.lan 5-26 Feb. 2-23
Dept. Of Agriculture
boys settling Due to an outbreak of
big scores. equine encephalomyelitis in
ng the short- Jamaica, no horses, mules, or
They feel donkeys may be imported to
but back to Dominica from Jamaica until
335 for 4. J.B. Yankey
n and gold Acting Agricultural Sup-
nnings with er;ntendent
Sruns were G.0 14 Jan. 26. Feb. 2, 9.
viable posi- 2.
vay they ap- Due to an outbreak of
Their aim swine fever in Tortola British
d save some Virgin Islands, no swine may
draw. be imported to Dominica from
ich podc- Tortola British Virgin Islands
they were until further notice.
igh D.G.S. J. B, Yankey
However, Acting Agricultural Snp-
illiams clap- erintendent.
th some fine G 0 14A Jan. 26 Feb 2, 9,
Ar 45. 0.
72 and J. Notice Of Application
).G.S. were For Liquor Licence
ng to avoid
uns. A fea- To The Magistrate Dist, "E" &
:he fast rate the Chief of Police.
re scored in I, DOREEN EUGENE, now residing
at St, Joseph Parish of St. Joseph do
D.G.S. 99 hereby give you notice that it my in-
233, E. tention to apply at the Magistrate's
:tte 57, 0. Court to be held at Roseau on Tues-
335 for 4 day the 2nd day ofApril 1963, ensu-
A. Lartigue ing for a retial LIQUOR LICENCE in
respect of my premises at St. Joseph.
Dated the 4th day of February
S of Casuals
DOMINICA BANANA GROWERS
ADDITIONAL FIELD AND OFFICE POSTS
SApplications are invited for the following new posts:--
i Field Officer, Southern and Eastern Districts
Field Officer, Northern District
Clerk, Head Office, Roseau I
S clerk, Portsmouth Branch Office
il. FIELD OFFICERS
[ Salary. Each at a rate between $1800 a nd
$2400 per annum depending on the qualificatious andt
Experience of the person selected,
S Travelling Allowance For a La n d Rover or:
similar vehicle: Basic of $34.00 per month and 160
S per mile
I For a Motor Cycle: Basic of $12 per month andi
i 50 per mile, Both subject to a month m i I e a g e
I limit to be fixed by tha Board of Management. .
Duties. Inspection of holdings of applicants for!
i fertilizers on credit; submission of reports on condi-i
I tion and other particulars of such applicants' banana:
" plantations and recommendations regarding their fer-!
tilizer requirements; "follow-up" inspections of fer-i
S tilizer debtors' holdings to ensure proper use of ferti-J
# lizer credit issues; inspections to detect attempts at,
i evading payment of fertilizer debts; attendance at.
S Reception Stations during banana reception; liaison
S with District Branches; any other duties assigned to"
Salary: Each at $1440 per annum,
Duties: Clerical duties at Head Office, Raseau andj
SPortsmouth Branch Office, respectively.
;3. Applications should be addressed to the General!
Manager, Dominica Banana Growers Associat'
-Roseau ant shoultfreacfhn-Tis OifflcW~Dy noon on T.,
i day, 16th Feiruary, 1963.
6th February, 1963.
A. D. BOYD,
LARGE VARIETY OF
6OOD CHRISTIAN BOOKS
Big Price Reductions
at : Christian Literature Centra
14, Hanover Street
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I DOMINICA BANANA
i FERTILIZER CREDIT SCHEME
S Banana Growers are informed that the Secretary of State has
now approved of the utilization of $200,000 from the U K. Price Ad-:
justment Fund for the operation of a Fertilizer Credit Scheme by this
j Association for a period of 3 years, Consideration will be given to 2
the continuation of the Scheme beyond this period at the end of the
Before the Scheme can be put into operation, the necessary i
field officers and clerks must be appointed and accounting arrange r
ments completed. Meanwhile applications for fertilizers on credit which
Swill be dealt with in strict order of receipt may be submitted to the:
General Manager, Dominica Banana Growers Association, Roseau either
directly or through the Branch Manager, D.B.G.A,, Portsmouth.
Full particulars of the Scheme will be published very shortly,
A D, BOYD
I General Manager
I 6th February, 1963
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LD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1963