Dominica herald
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Title: Dominica herald
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 42 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Publisher: Dominica Herald
Place of Publication: Roseau, Dominica
Roseau, Dominica
Publication Date: April 6, 1963
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Dominica -- Newspapers   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Dominica
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1955? Cf. caption.
General Note: Editor, <1963-1964>: Phyllis Shand Allfrey.
General Note: "For the General Welfare of the People of Dominica, the further advancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole."
General Note: Description based on: Jan. 12, 1963; title from caption.
General Note: Last issue consulted: December 31, 1964.
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Holding Location: University of Florida
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NEW yORK 21, N. ,

The Finest Peopl The Thr i
(1r tnme CG-,eral H' Mare of the Perple of Dominica, tIe fu'hller ahlvnlcement o1 the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole)




Medical Evidence

A Doctor who said "the burns were worse than I expect-
ed"-a Registered Nurse who declared she had "never
seen spots like those," describing patches which appeared
on her fo r e a r m s after she had tended fire-victim Eric
Shillingford--he mystery of the stooping man who crouch-
ed behind Eric Shillingford as he danced-the c i n y boy
c a 11 e d Clem who kept speaking of "the heat" and got
scorched on his thigh, both hands and nose although the
flames did not touch him... such were some of the revela-
tions made to Commissioner Mr. Justice St. Bernard dur-
ing Thursday's session of the Inquiry. Mr. Keith Alleyne
Q. C. attended on behalf of a bereaved relative.
Statuesque and composed wearer (who suffered fr o m
in her immaculate uniform, what seemed like "first degree
E n g Ii s h-trained Nurse burns" on the feet) was clad
"Patsy" Boyd said that she in unscorched jeans. This
found Eric's burns "very bad girl had been with E d d i e
for an ordinary carnival cos- Martin's sister during the
tume burn," and noticed the combustion, and s a w no
spots on her own arms on flames at all. Mr. Alleyne
the Monday morning when Q. C. requested retention of
Eric left foir jamica. The the scks-- --. -
n 1hr' V-r idThe Girl Who Looked Back
ever seen in the past were in
the operating room, caused The Commissioner discussed with
by carbolic a c i d splashes. Dr. Clay the strange injuries suffered
by by Kathleen Trotter (the girl who
Both her hands and forearms looked back and saw the pitch on
were affected; she t r i e d fire, but noticed no burning debris),
scrubbing, but the marks did who could not account for her
not come off -they 1 a s t e d burns in any way. Solange Grell,
about two weeks. She had another girl whose arms were burn-
us ed.knew nothing of her mishap
not used any acid herself. until a woman called out "look,

District Medical Oicer
Dr. Clay spoke next, and
brought further air of
medical science into the
packed courtroom. He was
given a list of weedicides and
chemicals from the Botanical
gardens, and discussed the
nature and effect of some of
these sprays with the Com-
The upshot of Dr. Clay's
evidence was that a person
would have to be exposed to
actual flame far closer and
for several seconds longer
than the hospitalized witness-
es had endured in order to
sustain s u c h burns. He
described the effects of vari-
ous kinds of burns -x-ray,
acids, corrosive liquids and
gas flames, and displayed the
schoolgirl socks w o r n by
CHS student Ingrid Phillip,
his patient. One sock was
riddled with holes and had
shown green spots after the
incident, although t h e i r

your hands got burnt". Dr. Clay
said it struck him as extraordinary
that patients he had examined soon
after the tragedy, appeared on later ex-
amination to be far worse than he
had estimated. Kathleen Trotter, as
the Commissioner underlined, deve-
loped blisters on her face afterwards.
Several victims spoke of the discolo-
ration of their skins. The Commiss-
ion:r told Dr Clay to stand by for
a probable investigatory demonstra.
tion of the carnival fie conditions.
The Blistering Kiss
A grieving woman who kissed
her fiancee twice on the lips before
his salamandine death (Miss Stella
Green), in an effort to comfort and
console his last hours, was afflicted
subsequently with blisters, the cause
of which remains obscure, even
though the Commissioner asked:
"She kissed George James who died
later, and next morning blisters appe-
ared on her lips, Assuming that
there was some chemical present,
could it have caused such an effect?"
Doctor Clay replied, "Yes, it could.'
The Stooping Man
A young insouciance girl named
Soma Harrigan noticed the stooping
man who danced crouching behind
Eric Shillingford, clad in a checked
Cont. next column:

C. M. TO CENSOR LOCAL WOrld Health Day-- Island Benefits
Freedom Of News Imperilled Integrated Health Programme "Suspended"
We have learned that the Chief Tomorrow is World Health Day and Dominica has
Minister of Dominica has addressed been well served by the World Health Organisation
a letter to Mr, Clifford Palmer of (WHOPAHO), officials of which have been in and out
WIBS headquarters and written the O 1AHO i ),* *
Adm t headquarters and written the of the island constantly offering their services during the past
Administrator of Dom'nica to the
same effect, that in future any broad- few years. Last May, Dr. Garcia, Regional Director was
casts from our local station relating to here for top level talks as the result neer to make an island-wide water
politics and puh-e cafairs must be of which the Government requested survey, design the necessary works,and
vetted by the C. M., Mr. E. 0. that an Integrated Health Programme submit costings. We trust thatithis,
LeBlanc, or by some person au- be instituted for the island. In welcome as it may be, is not all that
thorised by him, such as the Princi- August (as reported in the HERALD is left of the great scheme to bring
pal Secretary, before transmission. of September Ist) the preparatory Dominica up to the standard of
Aside from the elasticity of the report was discussed between Go- health and hygiene of the more
term "politics", the expression vernment and senior WHO officers advanced countries
"public affairs" could be used to and the final report was presented in
cover almost any topic. We trust November and accepted. The funds Health For Other Islands
that, if this information is correct, for the project were to be supplied
there will be strong protest against by UNICEF and the amount for According to the WHO-PAHO,
any dictatorial control of outgoing the ten-year programme was approved Integrated Health Programmes have
news ED' by UNICEF in December We been planned, approved and the
S -- understand that the Government of money allocated for Montscrrat,
brov ue pants and a Dominica had agreed to contribute Dominica and British Guiana.
gre '. "not so thin" (in cash and kind) up to an amount Requests for I H. P. have been
and 'is comple- already envisaged in their ar n,,-e' ve. ._ .e: .... r....
s. .. g" -a-nguilla, Barbados, Grenada, St.
loner's. Sou .~ated home near by Health Centres (Velle Case etc.) Lucia and Antigua.
when she saw this behaviour, but and the T. B. Wing at the P M. Water-supply schemes have been
hardly got to thefront door before Hospital. requested for Barbados and Tobago,
she heard cries of "fire"! Asked if and discussions on water are under-
she knew men named Baynes and Water Supply Only way with the governments of
Bethell she replies "yes',. When she Antigua, St. Vincent and Grenada
speedily returned to the conflagration, In January of 1963, after every- and also for a rural supply pro-
she saw Ediie Martin blazing, thing had been finalised and the gramme in Jamaica.
Lutina And Clem money voted by UNICEF, Sanita-
Pointe Michel's witness Lutina rian Luther Standifer and Nursing
Noel was vague as to details, al- Adviser Janet Thomson came to
though she was also burnt. Asked Dominica and were informed that
what happened, she answered, "I the Integrated Heath Programme EASTER CELEBRATION
don't know. I didn't see any fire at was to be held up pending further
all. I ran and fell by the gutter." study. We are now informed bya CONCERT-EASTER SUNOAY!
When I got up, I saw a boy blaz. Government release that Mr. Curtis 8.30 p. m. In aid of Y. T. F.
ing." "How far from youi" she was Knight, late Chief Technical Officer Buy Your Tickets Now
questioned. Lutina pointed several in the Federal Ministry of Communi-
yards away. tions and Works, will arrive in a
The father of small Clem Gre- week's time as WHO Water Engi-
goire elaborated his son's candid
replies by describing how after the
unaccountable searing suffered by his Her d Circulatio Doubled!
child, the mother washed his smallirculation Doubled
pants which "threaded out", and
the boy, untouched by flame, had 2,000 Copies This Week
scorched hair, The mother's hands The DOMINICA HERALD is happy to announce to all friends,
itche Voice of Ena Joseph parons, subscribers and advertisers that this week its circulation is:
SV f Ena Joseph more than doubled. On June 9, first issue under the new editorship. wet
The accusatory v o i c e of Ena printed some 900 copies and sold 800 plus. Today, ten months later)
Joseph, now reticent, was echoed by instead of the year's target which we had envisaged, the HERALD is.
several people who appeared before !distributing 2,000 copies in order that the couple of hundred disap-1
the Commission: Mrs C y nt h i a pointed callers who failed to get their HERALD last week may be
Casimir, alter acting as good Sama- satisfied,
titan to another burned boy (Rupert As most copies of the newspaper are read by several people, thee
Lance) heard Ena cry in hospital, "readership potential of the HERALD cannot be precisely estimated, but-
"Oh my God, just because I saw it is not bad for a reading population the size of Dominica's, and com-!
the person that burnt Eddie, my )pares well with percentage circulation of more prosperous newspapers)
fingers got burnt and the fellow gave .in some of the populous islands. To our valued contributors and news,
me a cuff on my face!" "Spots reporters at home and abroad we owe recognition of their important*
like iodine" came out on the bor- role in making the newspaper popular, and maintaining the literary]
rowed pillow cases Mrs. Casimir standards to which we aspire; and we salute also the printer staff.
had used to wrap around Rupert's who hand-set, correct an' run off the improved Herald with such care/
injured arms; on Carnival Tuesday jand diligence, not forgetting our indefatigable newsboys and devoted:
she went to Mr. Deveril Lawrence's Ivoluntary helpers.
(Cont. on page 10) .......... -... --- -




by Socrates

The High Cost Of Hemlock

By Graham Norton

Central Africa (Conclusion)

What will Britain do? Her policy in Central Africa
When anybody is recommended to buy a small tube which contains ha ri t i th in of some of the firmest ofher
little more than a teaspoonful of grease and costs more than a dollar, he has raised doubts in the minds of some of the firmest of her
ought to suspect that he is paying too much, no matter who tells him to African friends. Unfortunately in the past she has heeded
buy it. We do not see those ointments used in the Hospital which cost the claims of all, and as a r e s u 1 t satisfied no one. Mr.
the simple soul anything between one and five dollars a tube. If it were Butler has been urging moderation on the new and untried
necessary the Hospital would be the first to use them. We should like to settler government in the South-undoubtedly he has tried
know how much better these ointments, called Grisipol, or Chloro-fatipex to bargain, to "use economic weapons to fi g h t political
are than boracic vaseline, lanoline, or common petroleum jelly, combined batt a "The Economist" has said. If Nyasaland an
with a minute quantity of disinfectant. It appears to many of us, very close- battles" as "The Economist" has said. IfNyasaland and
ly allied to what is called in larger countries a 'racket'--which in turn is a Northern Rhodesia will agree to keep the economic links,
colloquial euphemism for any other kind of swindling of the ignorant, on which Southern Rhodesian industries depend, then per-
We have a right to know what we are putting into our insides, and haps even Mr. Field could be moderated, or even won over
what it is supposed to do to them. Then we can have a chance to find out to the cause of multi-racialism and further political concess-
whether the kind intention has proved effectual. If we cannot perceive any ions to the Africans. But alas, time is short, tempers are
result at all, we can cease purchasing Swindlex, or Raketipol T, even in short too, and the chance of a significant agreement slight
the prettiest tube, yes, even though it contains Pentaerythritol tetranitrate- Only a radical policy, a swift tug o the rug from under the
which is obviously very expensive, but which regular users are entitled to Only a radical policy, a swift tug of the rug from under the
tall by its first name (Petu), by which time most of us don't care whether t f e e t of the settlers (which would go back on the British
is mixed with Amylobarbital 5omg or not. The mere fact that it smells government's promises to them, and strictly speaking, be
like a Movistariol at an expensive Nightclubilene leaves me cold, though exceeding the power that Britain now has) would settle the
I'm well aware that I'm not so young as I was. But they do tell me that future, at the risk of some broken bones, or worse, to-day.
when you have heard all the naughty words once, intelligent people just But this cannot be expected. In fac, swift action is more
stop using them any more. Try it on the ointments and save money. lely to come from the Southern Rhodesian Government,
likely to come from the Southern Rhodesian Government,
The Silent Grumble of the V. U. P, from whom a "Declaration of Independence" cannot be
altogether ruled out.
Lao tse was a Chinese philosopher, who has been dead for a long Public opinion in Britain is now quite disturbed by
time, His date was, in fact, 604 B. C. which makes him a few years better t suion in the whole of Southern Africa. Some
than rI5oo years ago. He is recorded as having said that those who govern, the situation in the whole of Soutthern Africa. S o m e
should do so as the would cook a small fish. Don't over do it! Excellent M. P's of course have long been concerned noticeably
advice still, but nobody likes to hear it-not after all these years. But Mr. John Stonehouse for the Socialists-at the British Gov-
without being philosophers, a great many men, women and even children, ernment's faltering in its declared policy of handing over
think they want to eat every day, and rightly or wrongly, they suppose that power to cjorities and seeing that there are equal r g h ts
we all support Governments in order that they may support us, by seeing to for all. A ree and seeing thate formation of the
it that those over when they exercise authority ave a reasonable chance of for all. A rece n of this has been the formation of the
iatin every day. we o rather than that. We think we have a eight to Southern Afic Group, with the aim of raising
be abl to buy the kinds of good to which long hab't has accustomed us. money to
We go so far as to think that a people which cannot get what they need (I)"2 f Southern Africa to gain their
'IU dl, TU Uv- huiu.. .- -... s-r- - .. p1r1 preures where.
government as they have been led to believe. This notion of eating every ever posstole,
day has bFeome so ingrained in us, that we now recognize that the animals
we maintain for pleasure or profit, have acquire the same general not on: they (2) assistexiled representatives, where parties are ban-
want to eat every day too! ned, to continue the struggle from outside and

People are so impatient, even unreasonable, that they think, even when
they do not say it, that if a Government cannot provide the circumstances of
what they think a natural, normal life, that it is hardly worth paying large
salaries which enable officials to obtain necessaries and luxuries such as they
never had before, but to which positions seem (to them) to entitle them.
The V, U. P. (very unimportant people) go so far as to assert that when
haifa dozen shortages of Flour can occur within a single year-somebody
ought to lose his job at the end of the week. They say also that it cannot
be so very difficult to order enough of everything to please everybody all the
year round, and the fact that a merchant who perceives that a shortage does
not inconvenience him, is apt to notice that he may even make a little extra
profit upon what people are compelled to buy, so while a shortage hits a
few people :n the solar plexus, the merchant it not unlikely to see his purse
grow fat.
The year 1962 was a year of many shortages, and many high salaries
for many officials but the ungrateful populace emphatically resents the loss
of, or injury to, their cows, pigs, or poultry which assembled at the usual
hours with their tongues hanging out because there seemed to be nothing for
them to eat.
Inevitably some of the older generation who remember what it was like
when they lived under the the iron heel of oppression (and all that full
chorus) they remember theretwere a great many things Police, Telephone,
and many minor inconveniences which did not bite so deeply but that they
would like to see some of their former tyrants back in the saddle. At least
the foods came with greater regularity, and the chickens didn't go to bed
hungry, and when a stranger mentioned nepotism-some of the people who
who had dictionaries at home looked up the word, and after a friendly
wrangle about the spelling, found the word all right, and they learned what
it meant,


I 6 Piece Band available for fetes, dances and
S parties. Three Saxophones, one Banjo, Drumset, i
Trumpet. Band-leader returned from England.
i Apply MR. HARRIS ALEXANDER, Colihaut.
Mar. 30-
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maintain contact witn ana give nelp to t n e i r
people at home,
(3) show that people in Britain wish to see freedom
extended throughout Southern Africa."
The Chairman is Mr. Dingle Foot, Q. C., M. P.
The Vice-Chairman is Sir Jock Campbell, Chairman of
the trading firm of Booker Brothers, and one of the Hon.
Treasurers is Lord Listowel.
Their first appeal has been already sent out-it is for
m o n ey to support Mr. Nkomo's party, the Zimbabwe
African People's Union of Southern Rhodesia, the princi-
pal representative p a r t y of Southern Rhodesian Africans,
now in exile, and consequently denied the opportunity to
raise funds in the normal way. Perhaps in this way the
"wind of change" of which Mr. Macmillan spoke can be
helped along, as it blows through the southern-most parts
of this continent.

1 1

SDoor Mats, Office Chairs, Wire Netting,
Kitchen Sinks, Iron Rods; Cement Ini
Bags, Paints, Water Piping And Fittings;,
,Stoves, Electric Kettles, Water Heatersi
and Stanley Tools, Etc.

Jamaica Bursting
At Seams Over
Bust Of
By Wilbert E. Hemming
Former Premier Norman Manley's
Opposition People's National Party
has blasted Minister of Social Wel-
fare and Development Eddie Seaga
for informing Ecuador's Govern-
ment that Prime Minister Alexander
Bustamante is Jamaica's national
hero and that the latter's maroled
bust may stand in Quito's Square.
The wrath of the PNP was stirred
following an invitation issued by the
National Association of Journalists
to the Jamaican Government which
requested the name of a national hero
for the Heroes' Square in Ecuador's
capital city. Seaga promptly named
Bustamante, to the disgust of the
PNP anid Manley.
Observers here say the dispute
threatens to become an international
Manley, who was Jamaican pre.
mi:r before pre-independence elec-
tions but who lost out to Busta-
mante, his cousin, is now trying to
find errors and weaknesses in 13usta's
regime. Jamaica became indepen-
dent last August with the fiery Bus-
tamante as head of the government.
In a sternly worded note, the PNP
said: "We wish to make the most
emphatic public protest at the
shameless arrogance of this action.
and the contempt it displays for the
sentiments of at least 50 per cent of
the people of Jamaica.
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try can only be so declared by bhe
united voice of the whole nat on. He
cannot be created by ministerial fiat.
It u obvious that the leader of one
political party while still alive can-
not successfully quality for such a
tite. He is :of necessity a controver-
sial person about whom strong
opinions for and against are held.
"On the other hand, the nation-
al hero of a country can only be the
person whom all shades of opinion
will unite in regarding as such....
In this naming of Bustamance as the
national hero is commitred an in-
suit to parliament, and therefore to
the people of Jamaica that such a
decision should have been annouuc-
ed without any mention having been
made in parliament "
The PNP added that matters of
that sort handled in that manner
were causing division and bitterness
in the country. It would be better,
the party added, for someone to be
selected from the historcal past, and
recommended to the government of
Ecuador as a fit figure for its heroes'
Square As such, the PNP was de-
manding that the recommendation
of Bustamant's name be withdrawn.
Neither Bustamante nor his cabi-
net has replied to the PNP's howl.
In the meantime, the PNP proposes
to take the matter further by coun-
tering the recommendation to the
people of Ecuador, if the necessity
Classified Advt.


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Mr 30, Apr. 6






Eric Williams Opens Conference
On the 25th March the Prime Minister of Trinidad
and Tobago, Dr. Eric Williams opened the Sixth Session
of the Cocoa Study Group of the Food and Agricultural
Organisation. The session took place in Port-of-Spain,
lasting all week. From its deliberations it is hoped r h a t
there will come an agreement between the cocoa-producing
and-consuming countries t3 s ablise fluctuations of prices
in the world cocoa trade.
In his opening remarks .'.
Dr. Williams s ai d how : --" ,
particularly happy he was
t h at the conference was 'l
being held under the aus- ,
pices of the United Nations, .'
of which Trinidad was one ,4

of the newest members. He SCOUTS AND GUIDES
emphasised that his Govern TS AND GDES
ment p laced the greatest Iland-Wid
.... Isl a d i
p osss i ble reliance on thv aising Pr
United Nations and its var aiing
ious agencies saying, "W. Dear Parents and F
have learnt from experience, 1. i Dear Pars ad
the v a I u e of mukilateia Guides propese to ,
rather than bilateral aid, and land-wide 'Work-an
we understand that U. N. i e' as from 6:h April to
technical aid is less open to the ocjec ioes and caai-,a Coa t scouts and 27th Ap
r* 1for Guides for pu
are far too often associated with bilateral arrangements. funds for their Loc
Dr. Williams went on to say: "On one particularly which has just been
urgent matter we look to the United Nations for assistance. We solicit your ki
I refer to the urgent need for integrating economically the during the dates
g g -and Guides will be
fragmented a r e a s bequeathed to us by the centuries of They will cary a
European rivalry for Caribbean possessions. I believe that Card and if you wi
-he United Nations is the proper authority to survey and this cards and nam
Lcommend in this field, where, to a v o i d all extraneous and the payment g

be limited in the first instance to the areas 'formerly included our a scouts and
in the West Indies Federation, the Guianas, and the island s,,ch jobs as: weed
areas that are constitutionally partners of the French Repub- lawns, floor polishit
lic and the Netherlands Commonwealth. sweeping, running
On this general question of our relations w i t h the cleaning, sweeping
United Nations, I am happy to be able to report to you mending of garmen
that the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago has within the panes, and many oth

last few days taken a decision to join the Food and Agri-
cultural Organisation, as we have already joined UNESCO
and the World Health Organisation."
He went on to say Ilow important cocoa was to the
economy of Trinidad and Tobago, being at one time the
the "barome.ir of economic prosperity." Rationalisation
and control of the industry (one of the subjects of the con-
ference) were of great importance to smooth the b u m p s
between over-production with falling prices and the high
prices at present obtaining. His Government were look-
ing forward with great concern to the international trade
conference to be convened by the U. N. next year.
Dr. Williams ended up by welcoming the delegates
and categorized Trinidad as "a small country, struggling
relentlessly to improve its standard of 1 i v i n g.......but,
more important... seeking desperately, against heavy odds,
to achieve some recognition in a world that has for the most
part forgotten us ...... or simply taken us for granted."

le Fund

vll, winti yutV
;c 'g ai b o

We would very much appreciate
your generosity in your payment for
jobs, and also to give the Scouts
and Guides jobs suited to their ages.
We rely on your kind co-opera-
tion for the success of this ''Work-
and-Earn" Project.
Yours sincerely,

Peace On Earth
VATICAN CITr April 1, CP Of-
ficial sources say tha' Pope John
will issue a new encyclical called
'Peace on Erth' before Easter
dealing with peace and social

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One Standard Vanguard six,
No, 853, with four new tyres.
Owner driven, in perfect
working condition,
Has done only 6,400 miles
The 'Variety" Store,
Mar 30 Apr. 6
One Bedford, 5-ton ratio
No, 537 in running condition,
Any reasonable offer ac-
cepted, O w n er expects
leave island for a while,
Contact Angle Bar, Marigot.
April 6-13
General Post Office
25th March, 1963.
It is notified for general
information that a District
Post Office will be establish-
ed at Dos Dane with effect
from ist April, 1963.
The Post Office will be
operated at the business pre-
mises of Mrs. Hilda Bru-
Colonial Postmaster.
Mar. 30-Apr. 13



SAT. MAY 4th SAT. MAY 11th


Golden Girl Of Athletics
Not for nothing is Mary Bignal '
Rand daughter ofa baker, known
as the golden girl of British athletics
She has fair hair, blue-grey eyes, .
afresh complexion and -- to com-.
plete the attractive picture out- ,
standing talent. "
Mary is the sort of girl who '
gains andholds attention from the
moment her slim and relaxed figure ..
appears at an athletics meeting.
At the age of Ig, three eventful
years ago, she neatly beat the world
long-jump record of 20 feet ten
inches then held by a Polish
woman. She also excelled at the
high jump, 80 metres hurdles and t r r l
the sprints
Mary was one of Britain's bright- .rg "
est hopes for the 1960 Olympic i
Games in Rome. But after breaking .
the British record with a splendid
leap in the qualifying rounds of W
the long jump she had an attack
of nerves.
Int 1961, she married Sidney .. ...
Rand, an Olympic competitor a~.e"c c
himself and amateur sculling champion of Britain. Best man at their wedding was another famous Olympic figure, Gordon Pirie, the runner and former holder of the world
record for the 3,000 metres. After her marriage Mary adopted the surname of Bigoal-Rand. Now she is determined to have another go at beating the world record for the
women's long jump held at present by Shchelkanova of Russia with a distance of 21 feet 8;1 inches.
So keen is Mary to beat this distance that she has decided to concentrate on the long jump at t&e expense of the other events in which she excels. She quickly proved that the
responsibilities of married life have not impaired her prospects by winning a bronze medal in the Eurepean Games in Belgrade in September 1962. Mary did not compete in the British
Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth a few weeks later because she felt she could not be away from her home for nearly four weeks. In this picture Mary is clearing the
bar in the high jump,




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|i AVE the absolute fi(
H the greatest of Englis
writers ounces to the Editor ofth
"never to say too much." T
absorbed, and the gift of ut
has been subsequently cult
a I wa y s achieved by us.
we e k-e n d as this one, th
Editor would like nothing b
hold her pen and say not a si
allowing the deductive powe
to h a v e full play. But a
expected: what would ou
galaxy of patrons say if a blat
appeared beneath the editorial
Some derisive remarks, we fe,
It has been a week of
evidence in all directions.
Trade Union signpost and
find? An enigmatic situation
for an ex-Minister of Labour
pen when she thinks" she kri

D-tL s. Oamets-
Route-March- Overseas
On Friday afternoon 29th, March
the Dominica Grammar School
Cadets brought their Hilary Term
activities to a close with a 12 mile
route march exercise
Fifty Cadets participated in the
route march under the command of
two Officers, Lieut. L. Earl Johnson
Acting 0-c, and Second Lieut. A.
James. The Cadets, carrying rifles
and kit-bags, left the Roseau Police
Station at 4.00 p.m. and after a
steady march of 2 hours through
Massacre and Mahaut where the
villagers turned out in large numbers
to see them,finally settle down for a
refeshment break at the roadside opp-
osite Belfast Estate.
The cadets returned to Roseau at
9.o0 p.m. very much fatigued but
nonetheless happy, singing or whist
ling popular military tunes along the

The Dominica Grammar School
proposes to send a contingent of ca-
dets to an overseas training camp
later this year.
Federal Shipping Changes
The following information is
supplied by the shipping Dept.
of L. Rose &Co Ltd;
We have been advised by our
Principals that the West Indies
Shipping Service Northbound
: cedule which calls for vessels to
arrive here on May lst,15th, 29th
and June 12th may in fact be one
day late. This is to enable regular
main engine maintenance to be
carried out in Port-of-Spain. The
Southbound Sailings will as far
as we know remain unchanged.

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d the answers. Follow the aftersmoke of
y the mystery fire at Carnival time, and it
, e a d s to a barrier of attentive waiting.
s Follow the path through the botanical
t gardens when the gates are open, and you
t w i 1 find a charred tree leaning over a
i destroyed office building, which speaks
for itself.
Follow y o u r instinctive Dominican
curiosity after hearing a radio flash from
Barbados last w ee k that the Regional
Council of Ministers plan to constitute
S themselves the Interim Federal Govern-
ment of the new small Federation, as indi-
cated in our editorial "Cost of Indepen-
dence" of January 19, and you miy pass
S the time awaiting confirmation from Dom-
S inica's delegate.
e Our pen races; we hold and control it,
d for like the cafe customers in Auden's
:r lovely poem, Dominicans are always "wait-
if iing interminably for something to happen .

h Annual Conference on March 31

A Dominican student in Edinburgh recently read in a book entitled
"The History of Trade Unionism in the British West Indies" that its author
failed to visit Dominica and Montserrat because "trade unionism had made
little or no progress there." This inspired our student to choose the history
of Trade Unionism in Dominica as his Special Su ject thesis. Hence our
appeal for information under People's Post last week. Had the student
been present at last Sunday's conference he would have learned something,
but not by any means everything,
Some interesting points were evident. One was the scarcity of the
representation: from Castle Bruce area south-east to Scott's Head and then
swinging towards Point Michel, there were no delegates and apparently no
branches. The number of delegates present totalled 19 (including Officers
of DTU) and these came from the following branches: Roseau, Portsmouth,
Castle Bruce, Wesley and La Plaine.
Treasurers Remarks
Mr. John Laronde (later re-elected President) was in the chair. First
speaker was Mr. Deveril P, Lawrence (also re-elected to his Treasurer's
post) whose well delivered address was an hour late due to delay in starting
the conference. He began by mentioning the termination of the "Loblack
vs, Trade Unionists" case, saying he was happy it had ended, although in a
Pyrrhic victory, with costs on both sides heavy costs for the Union; the
verdict had enabled current T. U. officers to remain in office. One lesson
learned was that litigation is not the best medium by which T. U. disputes
could be settled.
Mr. Lawrence then spoke of various courses and conferences attended
by Dominican Trade Unionists, notably Mr. R. P. Joseph's industrial
course in the U, K., and numerous other forthcoming opportunities for
younger unionists, for which it was difficult to find suitable delegates; he
pointed out the scope and opportunity provided by the trade union
On the financial side Mr. Lawrence lamented the crippling effect of
the Court case and intensive financial demands made on the organisation,
which would call for greater sacrifices than heretofore. During the after-
noon session he said that death benefits used up a great deal of members'
subscriptions, next drain being medicine and Doctors' fees. Officers of the
Un;,.n were not drawing pay but doing voluntary work the only paid
member was the Clerk.
Trade Unionism, Religion and Politics
Among several messages of good will and apologies for absence was a
letter from Mr. R. P. Joseph, retiring Vice-President, now elected General
Secretary, who is at present on a T U (Colambo Plan) course in Britain.
This brought up another interesting point: the indivisibility of religious

and trade union utterances at meetings of this nature in Dominica. Mr.
Joseph's letter was a very good one, but it was a sermon, often re-echoei in
the woids of speakers, Since the first time this writer has ever paid attention
to trade union affairs in Dominica, it has always been customary to mix up
the New Testament and the Chartists, the Old Testament and the Tolpud-
die Martyrs
A further aspect of trade unionism in Dominica is the gradually ageing
feud between those who say trade unionism should be divorced from
politics and those who say this is impossible. Strangely enough, it was an
old trade unionist---a founder-member of the D T U who was a distin-
guished guest speaker (I refer to Mt. Austin Winston) who spoke up
crisply and forthrightly against the theory that trade unionism could be non-
political, citing the British example; and it was a younger man, Mr.
Anthony Joseph of the Technical, Clerical & Commercial Workers union,
who came out firmly against any taint" of political influence. Meanwhile
it was noticeable that most of the officers of the Union were members of the
opposition Party, D. U. P. P., and avowedly so. His Worship the
Mayor, who was another guest speaker, T. U. member and D. U P. P.
leader, did not touch on this point in his short address. He said it was
"time for reconsolidation" and that no organization was better than its
membership and spoke of the duty of T, U. members to help the "less
fortunate' His address was charitable rather than militant, and he warned
against "killing the goose th:it laid the golden egg."
Another noticeable thing was the dearth of women trade unionists in
the hall. Save for the capable acting Gen. Secretary, Miss Veronica Nic-
holas, and the young lady Clerk, Miss A. Emmanuel, the only other
woman present was the writer of this report, who lost no time in mention-
ing siuch a gap when she was unexpectedly called upon to speak: it was
certainly surprising in a laid which is often described as matriarchal, and
the point was further underlined during afternoon session when Miss Nicho-
las refused nomination to the position of General Secretary, saying that it
was ''a man's job".

Talk About Go-operatives
After the appointment of credential and standing orders committees and
a pleasant break for refreshments, all mingled informally. Among the special
guests was Mr. Jerome Barzey, Co-operatives Officer, who had earlier related
co-operation to trade unionism and recommended the founding of consum-
er co-operatives, which suggestion he later pursued with the Officers Members
then retired for lunch, having pr viously heard various messages, including
those of Mrs. Lorna Robinson, Social Development Officer, Hon. W. S,
Stevens, Minister of Labour & Social Services, and Mr. Osmond Dyce,
Gen, Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of i abour (now.en route to Brit-
ain). Several delegates also spoke briefly before the interval,'port workers being
most vocal,

Afternoon Session -- Resolutions
A number ofresolution were put forward: two (relating to Wesley
public road and contributions of Officers) were w thdrawn; one from Roseau
referring to postponement of conference for R. P. Joseph's return was too
late; a resolution from Castle Bruce that Union help members to pay for
hospital operations was defeated; three others from that district urging the
establishment of a police st4t on there, better telephone service and'two mid-
wives to assist the district Nurse were passed. A few amendments to the
D.T U. constitution (financial, medical and membership clauses) were also
approved. Uuion members will not now bc entitled to more than 13 weeks
sick pay in any one year, or to more than three benefits of medical attention
and medicine during the same period. The proper garaging of the T. U.
Land Rover for protection from "malicious fire and other damages by the
enemies of the Dominica Trade Union" was approved after some debate,
Six Blamed, Minister Excused
Two of the most interesting resolutions passed concerned an approach
to Government "to obtain a copy.of the new revised Labour Laws in the
matter of the settlement of Labour Disputes"-a document which might
well be automatically bestowed on registered trade unions.
Another called for the expulsion of certain Union members who were
blamed for instituting legal action against the Un on and causing embar-
rassment to Officers" due to false reports." The "said members" named on
the agenda were: E. C. Loblack, C. Henry, N. A. N. Ducreay, Emma
Armstrong, P. Dejean and Alfred Wade An amendment was moved that
the names of Mr, Ducreay and Mr. Dejean. be deleted, and it was passed
with one absenttion, after discussion.

Conclusions To Be Drawn
What would our student in Edinburgh have concluded after listening
to part of this conference and receiving a report of the rest? He might assess
the remnant of the Dominica Trade Union as a hardy and persistent group.
He would have heard that in 1962 (according to the Secretary's report
read during afternoon session) 2000 workers enrolled, but only about 700
are now financial; that on the D.T U. register up to 1958 there were 7,370
members, only about 4,600 being paid up. After 1958, due to splits in the
trade union camp, the number started to dwindle. New persons are now
becoming interested. He would have heard delegate Jerome Felix use an
interesting new word "dormancy" to describe the Dominica people's attitude
to trade unionism, and the same speaker's mention of the "need for a brain
corps" and for the getting together of all workers, including white-collar
employees. He would havs heard on all sides of the need for youthful
members to take over ultimately from the die-hards. He would have heard
(Cont. onpage 7)





By Tom Adams
MANY Barbadians believe that the Commonwealth Im-
migrants Act has stopped all emigration to Britain
unless the migrant was just visiting, going to study or going
to a job with an employer who would vouch for him, such
as London Transport. This is not so. The Act allows
people to go to Britain to look for work, and this article
is intended to explain how.

Three Ways

The British Government
has stated that the main pur-
pose of the Immigrants Act
is to control immigration
and not'to stop it, and there
are a number of different
ways of letting people into
Britain under the Act. A
would-be migrant from the
Commonwealth who wants
to go to Britain to work can
get there in three ways.
I. If he has a job to go
to. In this case the employ-
er (like London Transport)
applies to the British Minis-
try of Labour to get permiss-
ion for the worker to enter
2. If a would-be immi-
grant has a 'skill. he is en-
titled to priority en try to look
for a job. The skill may
S ULe dtf any sULL i" wVJ'iL yuu
can get a certificate a ft e r
leaving school
3. In other cases, anyone
may apply for a B r i t is h
Ministry of Labour voucher
to go to Britain to look for
work. Once the migrant
gets a voucher and goes to
Britain he can do anything
he wants, with the proviso
that if he is found guilty in
England of any crime for
which he could be sent to
jail, he liable to be deported.
He cannot be sent
home if he is out of work
or if he changes his job
Entry under method No.
I is probably well known to
Barbadians, because of the
Transport scheme and de-
t a i 1 s can be had from the
local Labour Department.
Method No. 2 is very
seldom used, but can be of
great value to anyone who
has a certificate of any sort
showing that he has com-
p 1 e t e d apprenticeship or
training, or h a s obtained
any other qualification after
leaving school.
The t h i r d heading in-
c 1 u d e s anyone who just
wishes to go to England to
find work.

What To Do
To get to the United
Kingdom under 2 and 3,
you have to go to the BRI-
Galba Lodge, Fontabelle,
in Barbados, or to the La-
bour Officer and ask for an
application for a B r it i s h
Employment Voucher. On
the front of the form, you
will have to fill in your name,
address, personal details, pre-
sent work, and you can also
s t a t e whether or not you
have ever served in the
British Armed Force.
Nothing else is asked for,
but you are warned that if
you are medically unfit you
may be. refused entry when
you reach Britain. In prac-,
t i c e, very few people are

entering Britain, but if you
'have any sickness such as
Tuberculosis or Venereal
Disease, you are well advised
to seek a cure before going


You should also note that
if you have ever been found
guilty of a serious crime, and
British Immigration officials
get to hear of it, they may
refuse to let you in. You
do not, however, have to put

anything about it on y o u r
application for a W ork
Voucher, although you may
be questioned about it when
you apply to the Police for
a p.ssport.


On the back of the ap-
plication for a Work Vou-
cher, there are more quest-
ions which you can answer
if you claim to be a 'skilled'
worker. It is not necess-
ary to fill them in, but if
you have qualifications you
can give details of Examina-
ti o n s or training and you
must also puL down a re-
c o r d of your employment
for the past five years.
A notice issued with the form
explains what skills qualify a worker
for priority entry. These range
from shorthand typing to manual
skills in which a certificate of train-
ing can be obtained. At the pre-
sent time it is necessary to satisfy the
Labour Officer of the qualifications,
so that he can endorse the applica.
tion form and sign it. You will
then be given a voucher much more
quickly and can enter Britain sooner,
ahead of unskilled workers.

None Refused
When the application for a vou-
cher is completed and if necessary
authenticated it should be" returned
to the Labour Officer and it will
h[len t sent to London lor the
Bush Ministry of Labour to deal
with and issue the voucher. So far
no one has been refused a voucher,
but it may take time for it to be
issued. Normally the Ministry will
deal with an application within a
month, but at the present time there
is unemployment in Britain and
work vouchers are being held back
for up to six months. In any case
you will receive a letter from the
Ministry within four weeks telling
you of any delay.
When issued, these vouchers are
valid for 6 months at a time, and if
presented within that period will
entitle the holder to enter Britain to
look for a job. If the holder is a

man he may bring his wife (lawful
or common law). It must be added
that a voucher is only a permit ro
enter England. Nobody will pay
your fare (which may be from 8360
upwards) iad you will hive to look
for a job f;: yoursuclt vieni you get
there. Don't, however, be too dis-
heartened if you spend a few days or
even weeks, finding work. If you
have been given a voucher it means
that there are enough jobs going for
everyone. Except at certain seasons
when it is too cold to work in the
open air (for example in house
building) there are usually more jobs
available in Britain than people to
fill them. And remember, you are
not subject to any kind of restriction
after you go to Britain; you do not
have to register with the Police you
can move about the country treely
and you can change your work as
you like,

(From,Garibbe an Labour)
High Interest
Despite the great need for capital
for developing these Caribbean
countries, we are very concerned at
the high rates of interest charged on
these development loans.
Recently, the Government of
Jamaica borrowed on the foreign
market at the usurious rate of seven
per cent interest, and other Govern-
ments have been offered snms at
similarly exhorbitant rates. To us,
this is a state of affairs almost as
cramping as naked imperialism.
How can people afford to payto
foreign souxcs suh Uh .... -.6m- -
when it is remembered that the
returns on development projects are
necessarily small and slow in mat-
uring, It means that movies borro-
wed for supplying water, medical
services and so on, at the rate of
seven per cent will pluge us deeper
into hardships, and one wonders if
this can do us any good It is ture
that there is a shortoge of monies in
these parts, due mainly to the fact
that during the period of the sugar
boom, the profits from this source
were never re-invested in these
(Cont. on page 9)

Remember The
Fire Victims

Some of the patients still at the
Princess Magret Hospiial are
very seriously burnt, which could
well mean that overseas medical
treatment may be recommended
in due course.
A full assessment o f the cost
of treatment required for the
badly burnt victims has been re-
qut sted and this will govern the
amounts required; this is likely
to be nearly $3,000
Financial assistance required
by families who have suffered
hardship through emergency ex-
penses as a result of the disaster
will be estimated, and the Red
Cross Association, having offered
to help the Chamber, will be in-
vited to assist in the allocation
and distribution. Thier coopera-
tion is much appreciate d.
The Jaycees are making a
general appeal to al citizens to
support this cause.
Please contribute before the
end of April.

A cour-e in Drama arranged
b Mr. Erol Hill, and Miss
Margaret Blundsll, Staff Tutor
in Creative Arts and Resident
Tulor respectively, of the Depa t-
mnent. fExt.i-Mural Studies ofthe
West Indies will take place in St.
V;ncent from April 18 to 28
It is expected that students
from St Lucia and St. Vincent
will attend this course.
Mrs E Todman-Smith has
been appointed by the Depart-
ment of Extra- Mural Studies of
the West Indies as the Local
Representative in the British
Virgin Islands. Mrs. Todman-
Sm'th is the Co-ordinator of
Community Education in Tortola.
Miss Blundell, Resident Tutor
for Grenada was ihe Chairman
of the Arts and Crafts Section of
the three-day Agricultuial and
Trade Fair held, in Grenada in
February. The exhibits in this
se'eion wer, numerous, and arcusi d
considerable irierest in the com-
munity. It is hoped that there
will be a quarterly show for lo-
cal artists and the Hotels' Asso-
ciation had indicated its willing-
ness to support this,

Vaccination For
3 Million Bolivians
Washington, D. C, PAHO-
The Pan American Sanitary Bur-
eau has announced the signing
of an agreement with Bolivia for
a nation-wide campaign tovacci-
.ate three million Bolivians
against smallpox.

Latin America
Not U.S. Preserve
Lord Dundee British Minister
of States for Foreign Affairs re-
cently stated "it is certainly not
the view of Her Majesty's
Government that Latin America
is the Preserve and responsibility
of tha the U.S." He cited rising
British inve t rents and steadily
mounting trade. (CP)
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Racialism Bars
Chinese Nurse

The South African Nursing
Council refused permission for
a Chinese girl to train as a Purse
at a hospital recognized as a
training school for white nurses.
The Council ruled that she would
have to enter a non-white train-
ing school. (CP)


Bed Divan suite, 2 chairs,
Queen Anne Book Case, "Tap-
pan" de Luxe Gas Range,
Chrome Table & Chair, Set
children's Equipment & Toys.
Phone Goodwill 20-1 ring
Mar. 30-



Radiograms & Tape Recorders
V H. F. Microwave, F.M. & A.M.
Including Marine Wireless Equipment.
Mar, 16-





Rabess Returns

Clement J. H. Rabess, a native
of Dominica who left the island
23 years ago and now resides in
Antigua, recently revisited his home-
land. He is the vice-chairman of
the clerical section of the Antigua
Trades and Labour Union, the sec-
retary of its publications committee,
a member of the Political Commit-
tee usually called the Antigua La-
bour Party, and a member of the
Central Housing and Planning
Mr. Rabess is also the tfundir
and managing director of the Arnug.
ua Laundry and Dry Cleaning Co.
Ltd., and was here in connection
with t he establishment of a dry
cleaning plant in this island. At
one time he worked in Curacao, .and
received a Fellows Diploma in
Commerce from the Institute of
Bookkeepers while attending the
West India College, a commeritil
institute in Kingston, Jamaica, in
A qualified accountant, Mr. Rab-
ess was once with the CDC In
British Honduras and Jamaica. Born
in Portsmouth, he was educated at
the convent school there, subsequent-
ly apprenticed as a printer at the
Bulletin Office and the West Indian
Times, and left for Antigua in
1940, He has travelled to most of
the islands of the West Indies, and
in Central America.
This keen traveller returned to
An tigua ,via Guadeloupe on
March 25;. '

Caribbean Teachers In Britain

In answer to a Parliamentary ries were now receiving teacher
Question on 7,b March, 1963 the training in Britain. Amcngst
Minister of Education, Sir Ed- these are 14 from the Windward
ward Boyle, said that 1,232 teac-
hers from Commonwealth coup- Islands. (BIS)

Market Place Make-up

Deans Of Faculties At UIW.I.

Two new Deans of Faculties have taken office at the University
of the West Indies, Mona, this month as under:-
Faculty of Medicine Professor D. B. Stewart
Faculty of Education Professor J. J. Figueroa
Professor Stewart who has been Professor o f Obstetrics and Gyn-
aecology at the University of the West Indies since 1958 has taken over
as Dean from Professor Bras. Professor Figueroa is the first Dean of the
new Faculty of Education which was instituted recently as announced in
the University Nesletter of February 25, 1963. He has been Pro-
fessor of Education since December 1, 1958, having first joined the staff
of the University College in September 1953.
John Figuero has recently produced a bcok of poems entitled
Love Leaps Here -The book consists of thirty-three poems, many of
which have appeared previously in The Holy Cross Purple, Tha Lon-
dinian, B;m, The Gleazter and Focus. Most of the poems have been
broadcast in the B.B,C's "Caribbean Voices."

W.I. Plays Published By E.M. Dept.

The Extra-Mural Department of the University of the West Indies
has collected five West Indian plays and bound them together in one vol-
ume under the title of FIVE WEST INDIAN PLAYS. These are:-
Africa Sling-Shot by Cecily Waite Smith
The Sea at Dauphin by Derek Walcott
Junction V llg.e by Douglas Archibald
Harrowing of Benjy by Roderick Walcott
Wey- Wey by Errol Hill
The book is being sold at 8-- ($2.00 W.I,) and may be obtained at
the offices of the Staff Tutors in Creative Atts of the Extra-Mural Depart-
ment - Noel Vaz at Mona, Jamaica, and Errol Hill at 113 Frederick Street,
Port of Spain, Trinidad.



Schedule of Applications for Cerlfica es of Title and Nolings
thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 23rd day of Mar., 1963.
I Nature of Request whether
Dalqf Request Person Presenting for Certiicate of Title -,
g_^? Matin Iharanr*.~.r -t

Driver Unarmed-.
Cop "Disarmed"
California highway patrolman asked
a speeder for his licence; the driver
gave the licence to the patrolman
with his toes. Patrolman said that
speeder Lewis Ravellette of San
Diego "took a wallet out of his
shirt pocket, rifled through the con-
tents, picked out the licence and
handed it to me:" Ravellette
was born without arms, but the
patrolman had run out of tickets.
Patrolman Jose Hidalgo said that
Ravellette was looking for a job "I
am going to help him find one",

up a girl member of the audience who ni voluneed
to act as model. (BIS)


"Enrolment forms and Prospestuses for Training
Courses by Correspondence in Co-operation and Business
Methods 1963-1964 have been received by the Sociall
Development Department.
Interested Persons are asked to get in touch with the
Go-operative Officer."
1 Registrar of Co-operatives
Mar,2-Apr. 26
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Request for the issue of a
Request dated Clarence Vigilant fi s t Certficate of Title
(with p Ia n attached) in res-
22rd Mar., 1963 pect of a portion of land
by his Solcitor situate at Dipper, in the Parish
Presented of St David, in the Colony of
Dominica, c onta i n ing-73 I
23rd Mar, 1963 Cilma A.M. Dupigny acres and bounded as rol
at 10.50 a.m. lows:-On the South East by
landof Heirs of William
Mingo, Celwin Toussaint, Georgy Laurent, Branche Laudat, and Staffer
Daniel, separated by River and Ravine Bamboo On the North East by
lands of Mrs Lord Graham and Cyrill Graham; and On the North-West
by lands of Castle Bruce Estate and The Heirs of Nicky Buckette.
Registrar's Office, (Sgd) JOSEPH A. MARCANO
Roseau, 23rd Mar., 1963 Registrar of Titles,
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a
Certificate of Title on the above application may enter a Caveat at
the above office within four weeks from the date of the first appear-
ance of the above Schedule in the Oqicial Gazette and in the
DOMINICA HERALD newspaper published in this Island.









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Trade Union
(Continued from page 4)
Mr. Anthony Joseph declare that the last Federation fell because local
legislators wanted for themselves powers that rightly belonged to the Federal
Government", and of the "'God-given right of every trade union member to
vote as he pleases". He would hive felt the aftermath of great biiterniss and
-regret caused by litigation. He would have heard % ceran Austin Wins
ton declaim that proper trade unionism was the only protection of the work-
ers and that the movement in Dominica should be three times as strong in
number; that trade union organisation flourished in every civilised commun-
ity. Our student might have reflected afterwards that although the D. T. U.
is not extinct it is at a low ebb, and that a great and enlightened effort
would have to be made by all persons of good will and shades of opinion
to put Humpty-Dumpty together again.

Children's (Factual Test) Corner

Dear Girls and Boys,
You must have read of the Musical concert
which will be given by two great artists from Martinique on the evening of
Easter Sunday. Professor Lucette, who is professor of music in Schotlcher
Academy or LycCe, will be playing the violin. He will be accompanied
by a lady teacher of Pianoforte named Miss Alice Danel, plying the piano.
It was very kind ofth:m to decide to come to Dominica to give us an
evening's entertainment of good classical music besides, the money col-
lected is to go towards our Youth Trust Find. This is a concert that all
should patronised for two good reasons It is true that many of us have not
reached the stage where we can appreciate classical music but how can we
learn if we do not try : This is a great opportunity for us to make a beg-
1iam sure many of you would like to learn to play an instrument--
here's something to think about. Perhaps seeing these musicians and list
ening to them might help you to decide on trying one of the- instrumems
Years ago. it was a common sight to see many young people. both
girls and boys play the violin. At Hill's, in London's famous Bond Street,
a violin can be bought for as cheap as 330.- As the career of the violinist
progreise, the violin can "be traded bick" for another costing ij50, lat&
for one costing several hilndreds of pounds.
Great violinist like Mequhin or Heifetz,.generally own, a
."Stradivatius" costing many thousands. of pounds.-; These instruments
were made in Cremana, Italy three'hundred years-ago. Age alone brings
-it that subtle perfection of the instrument. Experts are baffled as to the
teal cause of this.
One of the greatest.violinists of all time'-ias Nicolo -Paganini, an
Italian who.wais -born in 178- and died in t84o.
The piano is a much younger (and mote complicated) instrument than
the violin. Developed trom the "key board" clavichord, and harpsichord,
which stroked and plucked a number of stretched %\ires, the piano gives
a much fuller :tone, is capable of being played very ofti or very lnrod and
has a device to stop the note as soon as played so that each note does not
muddle with the next. The modern piano was produced in London by
John Broadwood at the beginning of the last century and it was for this in-
strument that Beethoven composed his sonatas. It was improved in Paris by
Erard into t'e form f r which Chopin wrote so much. Alphaeus Babcock,
then added a strong iron frame to hold the strings: all the improvements
were combined into the Steinway Grand in 1865 and this American piano
set the pattern for the present-day concert piano now used all over the world,
For the variety of music that can be produced on the piano it is called the
"supreme musical instrument "
I hope someof you who read this will make the effort to attend this
concert, Students may attend for only 50 cents You must learn early
to appreciate the good things of life, such as good music, good books
paintings etc. As we improve ourselves in education, we must improve
our culture too.
Here's wishing you a very pleasant evening's entertainment of really
good music on Easter Sunday night.
Cherio till next week.
Love from Auntie Fran.
(1) Antonio Stradivari was born in Italy in 1644. A -----
is the peak of violin glory, and costs thousands of pounds.
(2) Name three great violinists ----------
(3) Name two other keyboard instruments besides the piano ---

NAME - - - - -
SCHOOL -- - - -

Ist. Prize ($I 25) Margaretta Etienne, R. G. S, 2nd Prize ($r.oo)
Barber Challenger, Calibishie Govt. School. 3rd Prize (750) Rosemary
St. Luce, C. H. S.
Three Consolation Prizes
(i) Michael Cruickshank, S, M. A; (2) Strathmore Warrington,
Marigot Govt. School, (3) Helen Hypolite, St, Martin's School,


Co respondents are asked ti luhbnit their full names and addresses as
a guarcitee ofp ood faith, biu' no, necessarily for publication. Letters should
he as sho. t as possible Co,. ro'vesial political letters will not be pub-
lished anonymously Views expressedin People's Post do not necessarily
reflect the policy of the lId to or the Proprietor.

Migrant Writes
Against D.U.P.P.

economic, social and cultural act-
vities. Such Countries have pro-
gressed astronomically in the
creation of the Welfare State. You
h~ h nvPkid nfr h onlp

Dear Sir,--What is the position y v a u t t countue
of the Dominica Opposition Party? benefits derived from W e Ifa r e
In modern democracies people Schemes in Great Br i t a i n and
think that a State upholding the Sweden, wh:ch are also developing
principle of the rule of law must rapidly in Ghana.
tolerate the freedom of the individual. Dominicans t h i s is the age of
Hence, in a democracy, the State reason and not of instinct, an age
permits opposition and criticism. whcn you must putyour national
However, many are under a mis- qualities, as men, to your advantage.
guidance that in a democracy any Look at yourself and look at the po-
kind of criticism must be permitted. licies of the Dominica Labour Party.
In my view n3 democratic State They are your policies, because they
should permit opposition which represent on a broad basis your in
aims merely at obstructing what is terests Give the present? Covern-
considered necessary for the welfare ment all your support at all times
of the majority. The State should and I am certain that though your
only tolcrte constructive criticism and personal fiti e may not be satisfied
it will be its duty to enquire into in the short period you will be pioneer
such criticism. performers of Dominica in the task
A general survey of the attitude of of building a permanent foundation
the D.U.P.P. shows its criticism to upon which a future Dom nica will
be factious and irresponsible and continue to grow
reveals certain attempts to undermine ABRAHAM ALPHONSO PETER
the lawful Government of the island CHARLES, London.
through cunning. But who is the ,M inly Frn
D.U.P.P. ? It is the representative "MaIIJ FIo
of the interest of the so-called weal- M merchants
thy oligachy in Dominica Their
interest is minority and sectional and Sir-Whilst it is early, will one
is therefore contrary to the aspiration of our Merchants please contact
ofthe majority. Thee people when- a firm thai can supply Asbestos
o t m r T ,pp .we clothing, with hats and 'gloves to
in power as has been experienced in i lot ing, with o atsand .v moves to
..Uit roi our O arrival ir 1944. as
the pre-Labour era maintained power. I shall ush to enjoy my accus-
not through sincerity but throngh iomed Spori?
cunning. They remembering that am
,i-f irg. uhiiaL'fucai a i, a auy- .
tuie Sophist, their assessment of -----
what is right and just must conflict Neglected Blind
with that of the majority. In short, -.
what gives them pleasure :will give Uir
you, pain. Dear Madam:--On behalf of the
Of course, if a minority represen- blind girl Grace Williams of
ted a genuine oligachy, prepared to Wesley whom you called to visit last
sacrifice with the majority through the week, we her friends are begging
disassociation of the combination of. you to bring to public notice that
.political power and the ownership of this clever girl is left to rot away
wealth (a factor which breeds cor- after Dominica Government spent sso
eruption) and make their only object much money educating her in Trini-
the progression of the welfare of the dad. She has no Braille book, no
Majority, then, they too would be fit material for sewing, no money.
to govern orcriticise in a democracy. This is all wrong. We thought
But the facts, as they stand in the is- she was schooled to make a useful
land are different. The oligachy, in happy person. Someone should
the image of the D.U.P.P, seeks help.
power and still more wealth. Hence Yours respectfully
their interest will never be the majo- NEIGHBOURS, WESLEY
rity interest.
The D.U.P.P. has opposed every FRENCI
constructive plan which has been put Ni
forward by one of the ablest Gov-
ernment in the islar.d's history. It Members of the Cercle
has recently given as one of its reas- regular monthly meeting of
ons for opposing the Government the ho me of Mlles. Helen
schemes, the fear of Government in- C o r k Street, every third
infringement on the practice of'
individualism. To those advocates p.m. However as this monti
of individualism, I would say remove lic holiday, the meeting will
the law and what will you find 22 at the same time and place
man speedily degenerating to his receive a copy of the Club's t<
barbaric state of nature, It is true,
that convcn:ional laws were first in- "- *- *-
troduced to curb man's external FOR
wrongs. But today anyone limiting
the power of the State to that of a 1 o uS e and lot
referee in a boxing ring is definitely Isituated in Harbour Lane, Pi
living in the past. For further particulars
In countries like Sweden, Great F f artic
SBritain, Ghana and many others, i CECI
laws are enacted which have a posi- N. 13
tive effect. These countries through ( G
Pragmatic planning directed by the Mar. 23-April 13
state, control important sections of .,,., ,,,,,,,, ,,.


One Morris Car in good run-
ning condition.
H. 343
15 Elliot Avenue,

Apr 6-


Francais are notified that the
the Club will take place at
.e and Suzanne Lockhart, lo
Monday in the month at 5.30
h the third Monday is a pub-
take place on Monday April
e. Every Club member will
terms of reference.

property of JEANNE SEVERIN
apply to:
James Lane
1 1




Lets Process Our
Own Coconuts
D-ar S r-If we cannot have a
regular supply of food for ani-
mals we must keep alive, I think
the b st idea is to use he coco-
nu:s Ahich are grown hee, both
for oil and feed for animals.
What comes back from Barbados
is wo. thlss. The chickens will eat
it, but it does them no good. 1
have tasted it myself and it has
no subs'ance-only like sawdust.
All the people want coconut oil.
A family of live uses a whiskey
bottle a week and could use more
if they cou'd afford to bay it.
but it is now 75c a whiskey bot-
tle and the people cannot afford
thai. If ever we had too much,
what is left can be made into
If owners get more money from
selling io Barbados what we n.ed
here, they cai afford to pay an
export tax, and the money can be
used for those who have to go
hungry for want of it. The island
gr ws enough for all. but it is
sent away. I think we need a
factory to use our food the is-
land grows. The people are say-
ing; if Government cannot gt
the food for the people, we ueed
some laws to give them the right
to prevent our foods from going
H.S. "Old Imperial Road".

It is notified "for genera
information that the Meeting
of the Le islative Council to
consi er t e 1963 Bu get
w il :1be held at the Court
SHouse, Roseau at .i.oo a.m.
on Thursday I8th A p r i.1,
Members of the public
are hereby invited to attend.
Clerk of Leg'slative
Apr. 6.



Youth Trust News
Essay Contest
B. W. I.A. have generously
agreed to provide nine free return
passages from other W. I. territories
to Barbados as prizes in an Essay
Competition which the Trustees are
organising. Watch out for further
details of this exciting contest for
school children.
Governing Body Meets At
The 5 Annual Meeting of the
Governing Body of the Trust met in
the impressive Scarlet Ibis Room of
the Trinidad Hlton last month.
Among those present were the
Social Service Ministers ofAntigua
and St. Lucia, Mr. E. H. Lake and
Mr. J. A. Bousquet.
Other representatives included
Dr. M. A. Byer, Director of
Medical Services in Barbados, Grace
Augustine, O. B. E. Kenneth
Hunte, O. B. E. ,Dorothy Hopkins,
Lt. Col. E. Kenny, Miss Monica
Green of the S.T.C.F., England,
and Geoff Inglefield representing
the West Indies Junior Chamber
of Commerce.
Welcome Back Monica
Back in the West Indies nearly
two years after completing her
famous survey, is Monica Green. She
is now in St. Vincent, where she
will act as Superintendent for the
Creche and Nursery Nurses Train-
ing Centre. The Centre's founda-
tion stone will be laid early in May.
Thank you B. W. I. A.
1. A, are gooa scusa u
the Trust. Their latest kindness
was their decision to donate 'to the
Trust the income from Fashion
Shows recently organised in Trini-
dad, Barbados, Antigua and
The value of the gift is not yet
known, but if the success of the
show in Trinidad is any guide, the
sum should be considerable. The
show at the Hilton was sold out
several days before it took place.

St Lucia, Trinidad ahead
With over three thousand dollars
collected in just over a month, ST.
LUCIA presses hard on the heels
of Trinidad in the raising of funds.
But prize for the best effort must
really go to Montserrat, which has
contributed nearly ro cents per head
of its population,
Dominica's next firnd-raiting
splash will be the grand concert of
classical music at St. Gerard's Hall
on Sunday April 14

United Nations

Status Of Women
The Commisssion on the Status
of Women competed on March 25
consideration of the political rights
of women. It also adopted several
resolutions pertaining to their econo-
mic rights aid opportunities. One
of these resolutions urges Govern-
ments and organizations to take into
account the need to give women 'a
place on an equal footing" with
men in their educational, vocational
training and employment systems.
Another calls on Governments to
give priority to programmes directed
towards the development of educa-
tion and vocational training for wo-
men in rural areas and draws atten-
tion to the resources and facilities
available in this field under techni-
cal assistance piogrammes.
Among the omriission's other
I .. -
the economic rights and opportuni-
ties of women are: one asking the
Economic anid Social Council to
grant consultative status to qualified
international nongovernment organ-
isations of women; and another urg-
ing Member States to consider the
question of including women in
delegations to conferences of the In-
ternational Labour Organisation,
particularly when economic pro-
blems and opportunities for women

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S Banana growers are notified that commencing with .
Sthe shipment of 3rd-4th April 1963, the Company will re-
sume the acceptance of boxed bananas at Roseau and
I Portsmouth under the usual conditions.


S As from week commencing 1st April 1963 the Com-
i pany will provide weekly shipments for Roseau and the
Coast (as well as Portsmouth),
As growers are aware only A fruit are accepted on a
weekly shipment. The Company has, however, relaxed
this restriction of grade for this week's Reception, only, to
allow growers to adjust their cut to the 4 grade,
ist April 1963 GENERAL MANAGER
S April 6.

I -- i ^n Lr n n i *" i" '- "*n" ^ .^ ^ -^'

are under consideration
The Commission
consideration of t h e
of the political
of women by adoptii.g ;
calling for more compare
formation on the exercise
rights, This information,
resolution says should be s
Member States every
should also disclose w
woman had been elected
parliaments and had a
high governmental, judic
lomatic posts.
International Co-op
Year 1965
1965, twentieth ann
the United Nations. I
chosen as the Year of I
Co-operation by a spec

When we printed
contiibators to the C1
Commerce's Carnival
Furd last week, we did
the name of the last ci
on the list and were
forced to put "anon"
been informed by the
retary that the donor w
H. Casim r; appropria
gies are offered to Mr.

a rights
'hensive in-
se of these
which the
uptlied by
two years,

V LA T X A E MUtslI510



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Nigel Fisher To
Little 7-8-And Others
What the Commonweath Corres-
pondent ofthe Guardlan (Manches-
ter) said on March 26 about "Resha-
p:n3 the Ciribb:an constitution":-

associate as well, then the grouping
might become the "Little Eight."
It is expected that M- Nigel Fis-
her, the junior minister in the Col-
onial Office, will fy to the Carib-
bean for preparatory talks this spring
before the convening of full-scale

Infant Mathods

whether any In spite of the British Govern- Course
to national ments present concentration on the
ppoined to problems of Central Africa, plans A C.D. & W, grant of 254
ial or dip- are quietly going on behind scenes has been approved to provide for a
at the Colonial Office for a series of six-months' course in Infant Methods
peraticn conferences this summer which may for Miss Geraldine Ulysses, of the
decisively reshape the constitutional Cockrane Government School.
iversary of picture in the Caribbean. Mi;s Ulysses, who has been a
Have been Startipg with the arrival of a de- teacher for twelve year, has taught
international leegation from the Bahamas in the at the Delices, Roseau, G rls and
:ial Com. first week of May, Mr Duncan San- Cockrane Government Schools, She
dys, in his capacity as Colonial received her Certificate in January
Secretary, is planning to deal subse- 1957, and acted as Headteacher of
FUND quently with the possible federation the Cockrane School during the re-
the list of of the Windward an] Leeward is- cent illness of the Headmister.
chamber of lands into a new grouping at pres- Arrangements have been finalised
Disaster ent know as the 'Little Seven." with the Ministry of Education, Bar-
d no' have If a genuine will to federate bados, for Mist Uly sei to be attached
ntereutor emerges from these talks-and this to the Eagle Hall Infant School and
We have may depend on a decisive lead from other institute ons decided on by the
AsW'. Sec- the Barbadian Prime Min ster, Mr Ch ef Education Officer of Barbadcs.
as Mr. R. Errol Barrow-a new West Indies Miss Ulysses will be leaving for
te apolo- Federation might be established. If Barbados at the beginning of next
Casimir. the island of Grenada agreed to school term.


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Used throughout the West Indies

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Guerrillas Say They
Downed 7 Portuguese

-Guerilla fighters ia Portuguese
Guinea, tenitory neighboring
independent Guinea, say they
shot down seven Portuguese figh-
ter and recon aissance planes in
two engagements in FLbruary.
A rebel communique which
reached Conakry March 12 said
350 Portuguese soldiers were
killed since the lirst of the year.
African nationalists based in
Casablanca, Morocco, also
claimed that they controlled
"the main reads leading south"
and dominated "vast zones" of
the 13.944-square mi:e colony,
sandwiLhed between Guirea and
S&it gal. The Portuguese Govern-
ment has denied the claims.




For London

How Science Affects Peoples ference, organized by Wold ments. I energy in Britain is being put to
Lives will be 'he theme ofthe Friends, a British voluntary or- One visit is to the Cavendish work for peaceful purposes when
Fifth International Youth Science ganisation, in conjuncfrin with Laboratory at Cambridge Uni- they visit Bradwell Nuclear Po-
Foitnight, to be held in London 'he Bltish Associuio' for ihe versity, where Lord Rutherfoid wer S'ationin eastern England,
this summer-19th July to 2nd Advancement of Science. and a team of scientist, first :uc- one of (he nuclear powerstalions
August. A programme of scent fic vi- ceeded i, splitting the atom in in Britain which is now supply-
It is expected that about 500 sits arranged for them includes 1918. Delegates will be able to ing electricity to the national
delegates from between 30 and visits to Bii ish industries, uni- se an example of bow atomic grid. (BIS)
40 countries will attend the con- versities and scientific establish-
GRAND CONCERT Violin and Piano

Easter Sunday night 8.30 p.m. (April 14)
at St. Gerard's Hall.


Tickets are on sale through Mr. Eustace Butler, Audit Dept.,
the Dominica Herald, and the Variety Store, also through mem-
bers of the Cercle Francais (Sponsors).

Price $2.00 and $1.00 Students 50 at door.

TRADE UNION NOTES Guest Artists Professor Pierre Luoette (violin) and Mile.
(From Caribbean Labour) Alice Danel (piano)
High Interest PROGRAMME
Ra es Prelude (violin and piano). . Kreisler
Cont. from page 5 2. Prelude (piano) .. J.S. Bach
Sonata in D (violin/piano) . Handel
countries, but were used for rejuven- 3 Sonata in D (vio piano) . t. Handl
atng the home economies of the 4. Minuet in G (violinpiano) . Beethoven
owners of the sugar plantations. The 5. Caprice No. 9 (violinpiano) .. Paganini
same story applied to many other 6. Caprice 24 ( ) . Paganini
fields of investments. The result is Scherzo No. (piano solo) ..Chopin
just what we see today. 7 Scherzo No. (piano solo) . Chopin
In this draining process, the in- 8. Grave (piano and violin) ... Corelli
surance companies have taken their 9. Rondinoin E flat (pianoviolin) . Beethoven
toll, so have the many commercial
banking houses one ir emendous 1o. Concerto (first part)(violinpiano) ... Beethoven
scrapingof the economy. Now the Ix. Two "Scottisches (piano) . Chopin
question as towhat -can be done .T c.i;;l;in, ;,nn ea(_ I-Urai -
ta save tie situaton becomes press-v
og, and for seriousai acoments ress- 3. Danse Espagnole (piano and violin) ... De Fala
must be complimentary prescription. 14. Caprice Viennois (piano and violin)... Kreisler
We do not like to think of the many 15. Asturias (piano) . Albeniz
drastic measures which must beapp- 16. Malaguena (piano and violin). Albeniz
lied, but stringencies must be intro- ,
duced if we are to survive. The acti- " ** "
cities of commercial banks must be
directedinto channels which are of THE 7,287th CHICKEN
benefits to the economy. Insurance
companies must be made to investthe Just Arrived
people's monies in the countries of i
origin and at reasonable interest rates. SylvaniaFresh
Better saving habits must be encou. Just about a year ago Sylvania-Fresh
raged among the people as a whole, I Chicken began to delight the palate of
and the penchant for high and lux- a few Dominicans who bought the first
curious living so apparent in certain broilers from Sylvania Poultry Farms.
sections of the community must be Slowly the demand grew and as more and
disToo much is wasted on the s- more people tasted the wonderful fresh
perficial aspects of life, while the flavour, word-of-mouth increased the demand.
Governments are hard pressed to find Twice we have had to stop deliveries while
the necessary funds for ordinary the supply caught up and since those early
improvements. ays, we have doubled production twice!
The facts of life must be squarely
faced, workers alone must not be
asked to make sacrifices. Sacrifices OVER 12,000 EGGS FROM ONE PEN!
must be made by every one. Those
who have most, should contribute We now have three laying pens at Sylvania
most. The empty talks by the big and the newest one has y oduced over S ,y 0
and wealthy about patriotism and and the newest one has produced over ,ooo
democracy must be translated into dozen since the house was completed a few
practical terms. An end must be months ago. But its not nearly enough to
brought to the transfer of capital to satisfy the demand for Sylvania-Fresh Dated
places where income and other forms Eggs. New flocks are being reared and will
of taxation are non-existent. be in reduction soon. And next month we
Finally, steps must be taken be- be in production soon. And next month we
fore it is too late to encourage invest- hope to install automatic electric egg-graders
ment of profits in productive schemes -so we can rush Sylvania-Fresh Eggs to you
which well reduce the incidence of even faster, fresher than ever.
unemployment and poverty. I

Advertise In Imperial Road Roseau
A v rie TiLn Telephone : 224-5 Rings.
The HERALD April, 64 g.



During mango season most of Dominica's chickens die. We researched
into this phenomenon and learned that it's because the poor starving
chickens, running around the cultivation, find they have plenty of ripe
mangoes to eat . so they eat mangoes, all day, every day . until they
die of eating mangoes! Those chickens lucky enough to have a fenced-in
pen also die, as usually the fowl run is situated beneath huge mango trees.
The mangoes drop from the tree into the pen, the chicken gorge them-
selves on ripe mango-bingo, they die! Is it that so much fruit gives them
diarrhoea or do mangoes poison the chickens? We don't know the answer
to this but we do know that come mango season, chickens begin to die by
the dozens.
They say many pigs die during mango season too. Perhaps from too
many mangoes.
Once upon a time there was an hotel in Dominica called The
Normandie. Then the name was changed to The Castaways, Now
we understand various tourist bureau list both names, Normandie and
Castaways-as if there were two separate hotels. Surely enough litigation
has gone over the dam to satisfy a dozen hotels and no doubt Dominica
Courts have spent more time on the Normandie-Castaways case than all the
Courts in the West Indies have spent on hotel cases since Columbus laid
eyes on Diablotin 471 years ago,
And that reminds us that we never heard how Columbus ever sailed
back to Spain after his first crossing in 1492. As everybody knows, those
boats the Spanish explorers used would never sail against the wind and
since the Trade Winds blew Columbus westward until he fetched up on
San Salvador id the Bahamas during the first crossing, how then did he
ever sail back._- ;nt ,h1 wn ;d ,a .. .- -
sailel north into the Gulf Stream, perhaps he would have made it that way
but surely that voyage would have taken a great deal longer than the west-
ward trip and if the crew was half-dead from lack of food and water,
and suffering from scurvy coming out from Spain --sailing back again
must have been an even greater harqship and of this hisorians say noth-
ing. Could we be wrong about Columbus making two trips

Give Us A Break -- Please!

An Outlook On Motorcycling

By L. Earl Johnson, President Of The "Road Knights Motor Cycle Club"
Most people who ride two wheelers do so either because they love it or
because they find the advantages are worth while. Two wheelers are cheap,
ecconomical to run, easy to maintain. They are not subject to the same
traffic frustrations as cars, and their performance and manoeverability makes
eveu traffic driving a pleasure and parking is no problem at all.
In short, it is a joyful means of transport which must be experienced
to be understood.
Motorcycles are said by some critics to be noisy, dirty, dangerous: you
get no weather protection they say you can't carry luggage. and you must
dress like a deep sea diver. The latter is true enough, but-
NOISY? A few motor cycles are noitier than they should be, a few riders
do tamper with their silencers. It must be remembered, however, that the
motorcyclist must turn his head to hear the engine at all, and often is bliss-
fully unaware of any noise his machine is making. (This is no excuse, of
course, for making necessary noise but an important fict). Besides there is
legislation regarding the amount of noise permissible by any vehicle.
DIRTY? Modern enclosure of all working parts, including chains, have
made this criticism out of date.
DANGEROUS? Now this is a vital one, so let's face it squarely. The
highway is potentially a dangerous place to be at anytime, so it is fruitless to
argue about relative degrees of danger to the various users. Clearly, the
pedestrian, the motorcyclist and scooterist, are more vulnerable to injury in
that they have no solid stcelworkto protect them. It is therefore our creed:
that the two wheel rider must be just a little bit better at road craft, just
that little bit quicker in his reactions than other road farmers, and you will
find that surprising number of two-wheel riders live up to this and take
great pride in their skill and their ability to keep out of trouble, (Continu-
ed next issue.)





-When Will West Indians
The West Indies Team will be
arriving in England tomorrow on
the S.S. "Golfito' and will soon
be at the nets preparing for an
England season lasting four and a
half months
Given fair weather, the frontline
batsmen should enhance their repu-
tations, and I have no doubt that
the bowlers will hold their own
I am, however, skeptical of the field-
ing department.
In 1957, the selectors made two
mistakes which proved fatal. The
team contained to o many "over
thirties", and only one wicketkeeper
was included. The results are now
There is a school of thought
which says that a captain must be
worthy of his place on a team as a
player, and I am a firm believer of
his. Worrell at the age or 39 has
"shot his bolt" Evidence of this was
seen both in Australia and at home
last year against the Indians. A few
hard days on the field, and muscular
strains will render him useless to the
the team; you wait and see!
This time, two wicketkeepers
were selected; but what wicketkeep-
ers! Granting that Mendonza was
unavailable and Allan was the next
best, but why Derek Murray? What
has this schoolboy done to merit se-
lection on a West Indies 'Team?
"' mention word r' rom-
,sig" to me, because Alec Rei
was way above that category, and
these same "gentemen" decided to
reject him in 1957.
Willie Rodriguez is the worst leg
spinner I have seen in first class
cricket. He may be getting wickets
in league matches in Trinidad, but
any First Form Boy can tell you that
the present Trinadad Team would
have to fight hard to beat a Tobago
XL. My free advice could have been
given to the selectors if they had
sought it no Trinidadian is
worth a place on the present West
Indies Team. They could have
saved some money too. Cammie
Smith as a wicketkeeper-batsman
could have taken the places ofCarew
and Murray.
But alas! there must be Trinidad-
ians on a West Indies Team wheth-
er they are worth their places or not.
Remember Asgarali and Ganteau-
me in 1957? When will West In-
dians Change?
Latest news i s that the "Big
Four", Barbados, Jamaica, British
Guiana and Trinidad will meet
annually in future. The Leeward
Windward Islands have been ignor-
ed completely. I am not in a posi-
tion to state the reasons given for
their exclusion, but I do know this:
As a consolation, they are send-
ing a Trinidad, repeat Trinidad,
Team minus Rodriguez, are Carew
and Murray, (do you remember these
names?) to play the Windward Is-
land in June. What experi-
ence do they expect our players to
gain by playing against the present
Trinidad Team?
I would suggest that the Wind-

ward and Lecward Islands br
off from the West Indies Bo
row, and form a governing bh
of their own. They could then
r.nge tours to and visits from cou
tries like Canada, U S.A., E
muda, Argentina, a nd Brai
Aftir all, Trinidad and Jama
withdrew from West Indies Netb
and Athletics as soon as they
Independence; but it is rather strar
that they did not make the feeb
attempt to "go it alone" at Crick
Outright Victory For
Combermere And D.G.S.
At the Botanic Gardens It
week end, Combermere b(
S.M A. by 10 wickets. S.M
fielded their prospective team I
the coming School Tournamj
which proved too weak in ba
ting for the experienced Comb,
The scores: Combermere 2,
C. Larocque 77 not out, H. Elw
77, H. W.lliim 5 for 51.
Chadles 3 for 67. S.M A.
C. Larocque 5 for 19, J. Isaac
for 20, and 122, B. Charles 5
H Wilson 28; C. Larocque 3 f
24 and J. Joseph 3 for 23.
At Windsor Park D G.S. be
Spartans by 6 wickets. The score
D G.S. 221. J. Corriette74 J. C
laire 39, S.Gregoire 36. H. Jaco
35; L.Smith 4 for 26. Spartai
100; C.Doctqove 6 for 38. J C
lane 4 for 36 and 172. G.Adri
47,'A. Reoe 38, C.Sealey

Vulcans Score Again
Over Shackleton
Opener Suffers Damaged Jaw
Shackleton's skipper won the ti
and decided to take first knot
With the score at 3, opening ba
man D. Fontaine ducked into a i
ing ball from Edwards and was
on the jaw. Fontaine was rushed
the hospital, and news which came
later, revealed that he lost two tee
and received stitches on the lower l
He could not continue playing b
was well enough to witness the pc
lunch portion of the game. Wck
the game was resumed, Shackletc
stood up firmly to score 70. S. M
scored 20 not out, N. Gabriel
(scored in one over from Edwar
and L. Thomas and C. An<
scored o1 each.
For Vulcans, Toussaint claimed
for 17. Edwards 3 for 35, Xav
ifor 5 and Alexis I for Io.
Set to make 71 for victory. Vi
cans began badly by losing th
openers with only 8 runs on
board. W Dupuis and S. Toussai
held the reins tightly, and saw
score reach 49, before Toussaint,
attempting one of his favourite hoo
was given out, "caught behind" ti
Jean Pierre delivery, which (he clair
never really reached close to his t
Nelson, in swinging his bat, stru
pay dirt, when he hit pacer Je:
Pierre a most massive six to m
wicket; but it was Valentine ag
who scored the winning shot by h
ting one of h i s powerful strain
drives to the overhead bound
Vulcans were all out for 75. Dup
23, Toussaint s8 and Valentine
F o r Shackleton, R. Jean PiN
captured 7 for 23, and E. Andr



for 14.
In their second innings Shad
ton declared at 33 for 5. Gab
got 15 (including 2 sixes off To
saint). For Vulcans, Vital took
eak for o; Edwards I for i; Nelso
ard for 4, Panthier I for 4; and ToL
ody saint i for 14.
ar- Vulcans accepted the challenge
un, getting 29 runs in 13 minutes, a
er- when stumps were drawn, were
zil. for i. R JeanPierre got I for i1
all Carnival Myster
,ge Cont. from page 1
lest house and met Ena there in
;et. company of several persons. S
ER said to the girl "I think we are
Dominicans and should knew ea
other .," pressing Ena to ident
the assailant. The onl y reacti
was "A tall fellow. If I saw hi
ast again I would know him."
eat Edward Green and his friend
for Greenaway as well as Mr. LaBassi,
,nt all made declarations about En
at- early outcry, Greenaway giving
;r- particularly vivid picture of I
events, He had been told
24, someone to "Stay at the back" a
'10 described a "Mexican with a t
B gun in his hand" near the drun
8 Although Joey Magloire stated tl
0, he saw the drums on fire and la
or saw scorch marks on them. schoc
boy steelbandsman Roy Willial
at did not sustantiate this. He sa
*s: bits of burning debris and I
e socks got charred. :
)b And so the procession of serio
s observers, old and young, took pla
.e at the Commissioners table. Jam
aDaway was recalled; Stafford Hugh
related how he trimmed the cosnum
so that thiy w ou! d not tra
Inspector Phillips told how poh
collected cindery remnants from t
street and of the demonstration ma
before Commandant Slater or Jdn
oss my ropemen burning rapidly to ash
:k. A pale stammering Boboy
ts- Theodore Allen hardly advance
ris- the enquiry, but accounted for 1
hit wanderings, a child holding his han
to in a rambling tale. Most mut
in evidence was that of rescuer Jol
SPresmunt (American) who call
ip. the cessation of the band "'a igare
ut break", although he is a nonsmoker
ost and took a less melodramatic vic
len of human nature and the likelihoc
ins of deliberate intent than most of r
Ills others interviewed-althoug.h he h;
14 been burned by flames of an unu
ds) ual intensity whilst aiding victim

d3 "Hunger: Diseas
er Of Millions"
reir What Is World Health
the Day?
the World Health Day is observ
in each year on April 7. It marks
ks, anniversary of the coming into fo:
o a of the Constitution of the Woe
ns) Health Organization in 1948.
bat. The Day's theme for 1963
ick "Hunger: Disease of Millions."
an object is to draw attention to m
id- nutrition which as a dir
ain cause of disease anda ma
lit- factor inmaintaining ]
;ht health levels among a great p
iry. of the world's population. Wo;
uis Health Day will thus support t
to. Freedom from Hunger Campai
erre of the Food & Agriculture Orgar
6 3 nation of the United Nations.


w a s being disturbed by a
noise coming from the
direction of Woodford
One of the speakers took
objection to this and exhort-
ed the crowd to ignore the
Police and be prepared to
fight for their rights even to
the extent of going to prison.
The meeting continued to its
end. There was no arrest
and no other action has been



i Growers are notified that arising out of discussions,
with Mr. John Van Geest at the recent Winban Conferencei
in St. Vincent, Geest Industries (W. I.) Ltd. have agreed
to pay an additional -1 per lb for bananas during the
summer months commencing 1st April, 1963.
From that date prices payable will be as follows:-
Reception Stations 4.250 per "
Buying Points, S.D. 3,650 per lb.
SBuying Points, N.D. 3,530 per b.
' l

Growers are notified that consequent upon the increase of the
,V t-k u o n f t PA 1 -0 0 19-0 _, j.2 -a-i-- .l *

April, 1963 the Price payable for bananas from that date (including
the special summer minrease of }t per th) will be :-
SAt Reception Stations: 4.6e per tb
At Southern Buying Stations: 4.09 per t
At Northern Buying Stations: 3.88c per tb
13rd April, 1963.
Apr 6




7th April 9.00 a.m. Rev. Trevor Bates

7.15 p.m. Rev. Trevor Bates
MONDAY 8th April 7.30 p.m. Rev. Trevor Bates
TUESDAY 9th April 7.30 p.m. Rev. F. A. Roberts
GOOD FRIDAY 9.00 a.m. Rev. F.A. Roberts
"Crown of Victory"
EASTER SUNDAY 9.00 a.m.) Rev. F.A. Roberts
) Holy Communion
7.15 p.m.) at both Services
Dominica Methodist circuit for April next issue.


GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES:- 7.30 a.m., Children's Service;
12-3 p.m., Liturgy including the Passion of St. John,
sung; 7 p.m., Story of the Cross.
EASTER DAY SERVICES:- 5 a.m. Solemn Eucharist and
blessing of the Pascal Candle; 7.30 a.m., Holy Commu-
nion; 9.30 a.m., Morning Prayer and Sermon; 4 p.m.
Children's Service; 7.15 p.m., Solemn Evensong, procession
and sermon.


n I We have received word
us- from the Public Relations
Officer, Trinidad and To-
of bago Government, that the
nd "hunger march" referred to
3 in our lead story of March
23 numbered only about 15o
y persons and that the on 1ly
instance of Police interven-
tion was when the speakers
the in Woodford Square w e r e
he informed that the Police had
ch received a message from the
tify High Court that the Court

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