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NEARLY TWO MILLION DOLLARS --BRITAIN'S AID
Total Expenditure $5,775,333 Three Deaths At One Blow--- Again Coalition
POLOGIZING for the "late presentation" of the Ap- Two men and one woman were struck down, this time by the over-} Government
propriations Ordinance 1963 (Dominica's Budget) the turning of a truck on the Rosalie-Pond Cassee road-- on Easter Monday For Ca ada
Chief Minister moved the adjournment of the House im- evening. r Ca
mediately after his Budget S p e e c h to give members "a The dead were, Effie Labassiere, Lawrence Christmas and Israel Paul,
chance to study the document" and then got ready for the The driver of the truck, which was returning from Castle Bruce to Not until eight d;
I- i Coulisbistrie, suffered minor injuries, and other passengers were treated at
wedding of his cousin Miss Angela LeBlanc to Mr. Joshua the Princess Margaret Hospital. the main election r
James on Thursday afternoon. w e r e announced
At the start of the after-
noon session there were
present four men and one
woman in the body of the
pressed his thanks on behalf
of the people of this terri-
tory for this generosity. The
S. o. S. was reallocating the
O OT LATE FOR DOCTOR
Patrick Bruno, aged 62, collapsed and died on the steps of Dr. Clay's
office on April 16th, a.m. It is presumed that he was seeking medical aid.
Governor General of Cana-
da call upon Mr. L e ster
Pearson, leader of the Liber-
al Party, to form a govern-
Court House, five youths in uncommitted surplus of the DEATH OF LABOUR M.P. net profit. Miss Edith Bruney of ment. The postal votes of
rthe gallery, four o hfsi c nia c late W. I. Government anh Windsor Lane, Roseau, was a the armed forces, coming in
the gallery, four o ffi c i a 1 late W. I. Government and Severe s To Part close runner-ub with a tota sale late, swung 3 more seats to
listeners and four members of Dominica might e x p e c t Se e of 250 tickets. late, swung 3 more seats to
the Press. 30,000 from that source. a skedto exend sincere the Liberals, Mr. Diefen-
the Press.30,000 from that source. NEW YORK, Apr. I6, CP: Sir thanks to all those who contribu- baker could get no coalition
Explaining t h a t the It was expected that the Leslie Plummer, British Labour ted to make this raffle an out-ou get no o
Secretary of State' had held U. K. Government would Party Member of Parliament for standing success. support from either of the
Secretary of State _aa .,- o Deptford, died Monday night three | i ............. two smaller parties, a n d
up the estimates until recent- replace the C, D. & W. hours after being admitted t Nee Women And Politics ntusmalle parties, oncd
hours after being admitted to New eventually nan to concede
ly, the C. M. inhis capa- Act on expiry and that the York hospital. The cause of death -Is the subject concede
city of Minister of Finance C. D. & IW. programme was not determined immediately and Of the first debate in'a coloeral defeat.
declad budget ex- would be extended in Dom British Co sources aid there African Women's Coferce M Lester Pearson,No-
now takin place in Nairobi **, *.ece4)D nner
'5,3-3, 70, ofwhch A U'onsidered njust he Prime Minister of 4aa T f
c'niided -- g-th as
d be raised from local ment members were observed blame for the failure of the ill-fated Events include a cross -Kenya well known as his prede-
re ue, one percent from a to be dozing in their seats.) groundnuts scheme in Africa, held RAF Beverley airtrip, to which h.s, p r e b
peLal grant by H M. G Quoting a grand total of his Labour seat in the wrking-class students 9fthe Kenya Institute cessorin office, perhaps est
S an revenue of $6, 92,673 the district of Deptford for nearly 20 of Administration and Press have known as one of the archi-
of t4eto86,NandA8TO. Hisvnenfame,
Cof $41. Dd from revenue C M. said tht this e anyears, regardless of which govern- been irvited.ects ofNATO His fame
C.D. W funds;the C.M. said that this ga ment was in power. The Editor f Young woman in charge of .
.U W b guncwswTti o publicity (Press, radio and TV) and personality will c o m-
balance of 21z% representing anticipated budget surplus this paper was for over a year his is Phina (Allfre) Simmance, mand respect in w o r 1 d
$1,247,163 grant-in-aid, of $417,350 to be applied personal secretary in the House o daughter of HERALD Editors Ro- councils, as in the past.
Principal urce ofr towards past deficits. Commons, just before the Domin- bert and Phyllis A Ifrey. She will On April 8, e Dominion of
Principal source of reven- ica election of 1957, cover the conference for this On April 8, the Dominion of
ue remained customs duties;- newspaper, also for the Barbados Canada elected new representatives
although falling short of the Expenditure BROADCASTIN DailyNews and the Martinique after a countrywide campaign of
BROADCPress. u n u s u a l intensity and bitterness.
1962 figure, an upward trend Expenditure followed closely the CONTROL The vot e s of French Canadians,
c o n t i nued. The C. M. pattern of previous years with only The Boy Scouts Association particularly in t h e Province o
asked the agricultural com- minor changes. There was a decrease Plans for the erection of Domin- St, George's Day Message Quebec, were a deciding factor.
munity to increase their yield in expenditure on agriculture, and ica's new powerful all-island radio To all members of our Movement In the result, ex-Prime Minister
the Government Printery came transmission station near the Govern.. throughout the Commonwealth I John Diefenbaker w a s edged out
per acre so that ominica under the "head" of Administrator's ment Stock Farm are now well under send my greeting and good wishes, of his Conservative Party suprem-
products might be able to Office. $107,000 had been spent on way. It is understood that the Secre- As Chief Scout of the Common- acy by a narrow margin The
"compete satisfactorily in the revising and printing the laws of tary of State does not wish the con- wealth I receive from time to time re- Liberals, led by Mr. Lester Pearson,
world markets.". Yield of Dominica. trol of such a station to be politically ports of outstanding service done by gained the largest number of seats,
revenue from income tax directed; this may perhaps be behind members of our movement. I also (128) but did not win an outrigh:
was rising. Post office and Speech From Throne the ant "freedom of the air" move receive much information regarding majority; thus a coalition was
created by the C. M. of Dominica. all aspects of Scouting and of the necessary, either with New Demo-
special i ss u es of postage In a Court-room which is cram- See SHAME ON YOU LEBLANC, an willing service given not only by cratic Party (an amalgam ofthe old
stamps were expected to pro- ped for ceremonial processions, ruling article reproduced from the Barba- uniformed members but also by lay C.C.F., Labour in sympathy and
vide a revenue of $253,500. Government Members sat huddled dos Beacon on p. 7. helpers. Co-operative in praise, favoured by
Mr. LeBlanc referred to like defensive pigeons while more ga- I am proud of you all, because farming communities) or the Social
the a t e Federal overn- la birds such as the Speaker in his you are helping other people as Credit Party, which holds the pro-
te ate eea oen regalia, the Attorney General in wig SALYBIA RAFFLE RESULT Scouts should. However, I want vincial Government of Alberta.
ment's announcement t h a t and gown, the Administrator with --Carib Reserve CorrespOn- to remind you all that you, my Mr. Diefenbaber conceded the
the 1962 grant-in-aid must a chestful of medals winking on dent brother Scouts, would not be able victory reluctantly a few days after
be reduced by 15%, and white, the Serjeant at Arms with to give this service to your comm- the election. The liberals, who
that of 1963 similarly. Cor- scarlet ribbon and M a c e, added The Salybia raffle was drawn unity unless you had been trained, lacked three seats to have a majority,
respondence with the Secre- brightnes o th e old building. on Saturday evening April 13, So will you see that not only your- were joined by the Social Credit
r"Off noises" o f clerical workers and trhe ari, nonnplation extend self, but all your brother Scouts work Party.
tary of State indicated that
the U. K. G o v e r n ment
might provide further grant-
in-aid in the course of the
year. Dominica expects to
receive a total sum of
$1,528,787 from H. M. G.
in 1963, and the C. M. ex-
contributed background sounds. On
the Opposition side during the op-
ning Mr. Howell Shillingford's
chair was vacant. Hirsute Hon.
Members were increasingly bearded,
and those inclinedtowards
embonpoint were not depleted.
(Cont. on page 10)
warmest congratulations to Mrs.
Sherman Hunt of Atk'nson, hap-
py winner of the "Ecko" radio
wi h ticket No. 858. sold by Miss
H. Sylvester of Salvbia. Miss
Svlvester not only sold the win-
ning ticket, but was also the
"best seller" with 251 tickets sold
out of the grand total of 1 027
tickets, amounting to $407.50
hard at your tests and badges, so that
you will all "Be Prepared" to give
a useful helping hand should the
opportunity come your way.
Good Scouting to you all!
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'SO THEY SAY--"
BY BOB & RAY
We wrote about one Dominican law recently t h at
does more harm than good: having to personally clear one-
self with the income tax office before anyone can leave the
island. Presumably the Honourable N. A. N. Ducr-ay
and his Principal Secretary Mr. Robinson are required to go
through this unnecessary, nonsensical, time-wasting pro-
cedure when they fly to the States in quest of more t r a d e
and industry for us.
T h e r e are many other laws on the books that are
equally as dertrimental to the forward progress of Dominica.
We know of two specific cases of people who were plan-
ning to visit Dominica but who never came because of the
"dog law" and we know of another chap, Vice-President
of American Motors (makers of the popular Rambler car
in the States), who wanted to invest money in Dominica-
but hastily changed his mind because of the "dog law."
What is the "dog law"? Well, its a laudable o n e, to be
sure, but this is not 1890 nor even 1915. It has to do with
rabies, a disease that may be borne by dogs that is fatal to
humans in many cases...and Dominica has the enviable
record of never having had rabies virus on the island.
But rabies in dogs has been completely eradicated from
large sections of the civilized world and furthermore, effec-
tive anti-rabies vaccinations are regularly given d o g s by
qualified veterinarians that render the animal clean of all
possibilities of carrying or transmitting rabies, infection.
The old way, the i8o9-way, of insuring a dog d o e s not
carry rabies, was to pen him up for six months. Presum-
ably, if the dog did not show signs of rabies in that time,
okay, .he is safe to ship into Dominica.
But, modern man has become so attached to his dog that Ia incarce-
rate the pet for six months in a "dog.prison" is the last thing his master is
going to, do! So, rather thau to "inflict such iLthuman punishment" on
a do5 people simpr.rdfse to consider com .ngn.p d
ar- Sifr t.. -pgt fnW -e- in more
ways than we can begin to know.
If you are anxious to know why more "outsiders" don't come to
Dominica to settle-buy land, make jobs, create wealth for the island, here
is a law that can stand a complete overhauling: the law requiring an
Alien's Landholding License. Not one Dominican in ten thousand knows
about this law yet every single person who comes here from a non-British
country knows about it as soon as they decide, yes, they would like to
purchase some land or even lease some. Again, a laudable law, de-
signed to "keep out the undesirable", we suppose-but don't we get our
share of this sort of person in spite of the law? It is entirely probable that
a sneaky crook is prepared to offer a good clean set of references (and a
plausible reason for wanting Dominican soil) while the legitimate fellow is
simply scared away!
A non-British subject must list five or six answers to as many ques-
tions such as: "How much money do you plan to spend here!" "What do
you want the land for'' "What banks do you do business with?"
"How soon are you going to spend this money?" and several other fairly
personal questions like. who is your clergyman? etc. All of which is
designed, as we say, to screen out the "bad egg" who may have the wrong
clergyman (or none at all?) or who never bothered with banks or is unlucky
enough to have too little money, in the opinion of the authorities, to deve-
lop the land he would like to buy. (There is currently a foreigner in
Portsmouh who fits the last category).
Now the hapless fellow who wants to buy land in Dominica must
submit a plan of the dwelling or buildings he plans to erect ., never
mind that he isn't certain himself whether he'll ever get the Certificate of
Title to the land . and, of course, a costly land survey must be made
and attached to the application. There are several other details to this pro-
ceedure such as spending several days cooling your heels in a lawyer's office
in Roseau while you wait for the good advocate to have the time to talk
with you. Yes, you need a lawyer for this License to. Held Land in
But if you have got the courage to get all the above in order and the
ability to "guess" what is required (as it is told to you in bits and pieces),
now comes the trial-by-fire! They wait! Months go by. You are biting
your nails: what will your banker tell the Dominican authorities? Do you
belong to the right Church? Is the amount of money you put down as
what you plan to spend enough or too little- and have you got that much
money in the first place? Will they think you are lying? What is taking
them so long? Will the relatives in Jamaica refuse to sign the sale of their
once-family-homc in Dominica? Am I paying too much for the
land: Do I REALLY want to buy it anyway? Dominica is so remote
and so unprogressive, will my friends think I'm crazy?
And so the law grinds slowly on, delay piles on delay. Lawyers are
lawyers the world over. They have so many OTHER things to do. Govern-
ment is busy with so many other pressing problems. The application to
Own Land in Dominica gathers dust. Months go by, years... and the
average fellow has long since given up! To Gamble Or Not
That, dear reader, .nay explain in part why Dominica is not team-
ing with New Yorkers and Floridians and wealthy retired European busi- TO Gamble in
nessmen. Some who apply or even begin to apply are frig'itened away,
discouraged, irritated, angered at the pomposity and the "officialness" of Antigua
the procedure. They tell others and the cancer spreads across nations
until the wary investor or the chap who simply wants to own a few acres The House of Lords discussed
on a tropic isle has heard the story which usually begins: ".... Oh, they e a r y this month t h e possible
don't want you to come there! Why, we've waited since last August for effects of the establishment of a casino
an answer to our letter asking about the delay. "' on the island of Antigua. The dis-
Unfortunately the places that are gobbled up by the "foreigner" have cussion arose when Lord Barnby
made it easy, simple, attractive to buy or lease land: "Come to Coral asked if it was intended that a fran-
Harbour in the lovely Bahamas," the advertisement reads,l"only $1oo down chise be granted for such an esta-
on a lovely lot facing the sea, etc- etc.... ." And in five minutes you blishment, and ifso, was the ulti-
have your receipt for your deposit, your "permission" from the authorities mate beneficiary of the operation of
is automatic (they'll even meet you at the airport in some places!) and the this franchise to be in the hands of
land is sold, houses are built, families move in, jobs are created.- progress the Antiguan citizens or "aliens"?
is ON. Replying on behalf of the British
We know of dozens of people who have given up the idea of ever Government, the Duke ofDevcn-
trying to buy land in Dominica we also know of several cases of people shire, Minister of State, Common-
who are still, after months and months of waiting, uncertain as to their wealth Relations Office, said: "I
future because of "pending licenses." Family situations change, people get understand that, as part of a general
restless waiting, they see other property to buy- so this time-lag, wrapped attempt to encourage tourism in the
tightly in official red tape, has once again effectively barred the growth of island, the Antiguan Government
Dominica. The law is a good law but the sailing ship was a good way have licensed a group consisting
t) transport people once upon a time. Now we travel by jet- or the world of Americans and Antiguan inter-
does, at least, and our "dog law" and our income tax law" and our ests to establish a casino there for a
"Alien's landholders law" are sailing ships in 1963. trial period of one year only, prov:d-
ed they construct a loo-bedroom
4th Mental Health Conference hotel by ist October, 1963.
"The renewal of the casino li-
The Secretary-General of ARI-
BO Mr. C.F. Beauregard, has
accepted an invitation to attend
the Fourth Caribbean Conference
for Mental Health to be held in
Curacao at the Peter Stuyvesan,
College over the period April 17-
23, 1963. "Mental Health and
Family Relationships" is the
theme of the Conference which
is sponsored by the Caribbean
Federation for Mental.,Health.
the Insular Government of Cura-
cno and the World Fcderi'ion
_for MenC: I Hlalih. -.-
S. Ifere 7 cCwas
held in Aruba in 1957 on the
subject of "Alcoholism", the
value of these 'conferences has
been increasingly apparent not
only to medical doctors and
nurses but to all persons working
in the fields of education; the
legal and associated sciences and
the social sciences, e. g. family
and child guidance agencies,
probation and police officers,
rehabilitation workers, vocational
guidance counsellors and judges.
The Second Conference, held
in 1959 in St. Thomas, Virgin
Islands of the U. S. discussed
"'Mental Health Needs of Carib-
cence would be subject to the satisfac-
bean Children", and the Third tory operation of this casino during
Conference in 1961, at Mona, the year and if renewed in subsequ-
Jamaica, had as its theme "The c a
Adolescent in the changing Car- ent year r s.
ibbean." Lord Barnby referred to the Col-
As a result of these conferences, onial Office power of veto and ask-
it is reported by Dr. Philip Boyd, ed if the es bishment of the casino
President of the Caribbean F.de- with its danger of destruction of the
ration, that there has been a amenities of the islandd had the full
marked change in the attituJfe f support of the British Government:
the general public towards mental Did they really consider a licence for
ilness; parer ts and ieachere have on year would be .te sort of
been more concerned about he basis on which any comercal en-
development of children's per- basis would be ikely o mmercial ven-
sod mental _ewouldbe likely to be estabish-
inbsir~%ve~ '[r fdrntFi'-- -Bta""- *- '-
!. many territories in the Cdri-.- The Duke of Devonshire:
bears licence has been granted on t s
The Jamaica Conference led of one year. I understand i jea
directly to ihe raising ciffunds for ofa casino is to increase the eni-
tte establishment of a Depart ties'of the island (laughter). It has
ment of Psychiatry at the Univer- the full support of the Antiguan
sity of the West Indies. Psychia- Goveinment and as Lord Barnby
rists from neighboring telri- well knows it has a very lrge
ories now pay periodical visits to measure of self government."
territories that have no resident Lord S. David asked ifbefore
psychiatrists to deal with the
mentally l', to train psychiatric the licence was granted the various
personnel and to arouse interest religious bodies on the island were
in community mental health work. consulted. There was very strong
A Domini'a, Mr. Oliver Nor is, feeling on the island-particularly
is acting as French-English inter- non-conform'st. Before the licence
preter to the Conference. was extended would there at least
be consultations with the various
The Duke of Devonshire: "I
am aware the religious authorities in
the island did express their views-
indeed they made a submission to
the Queen on the subject. However,
due weight has been given to the.r
prole.t and in view of the feeling of
the Government of the island it has
been decided to disregard this pro-
test. I am quite certain that before
the licence is renewed due weight
will be given to any further protests
which may be made."
Lord Barnby said the Duke had
mentioned that the island had self-
government, Did the House under-
stand from that that the British
Government had renounced the
vower ofthe veto?
The Duke o f Devonshire: "'I
hope, and believe I said a large
measure of self-government' ",
Lord Walston said he did not
wish to pass judgement on the merits
or demerits of gambling and casinos
but was the Duke of Devonshire
satisfied the authorities on the island
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THE ROMANCE OF DIABLOTIN
Cont. from page 2
were able to and have had power
to prevent the ;nflux of some
undesirable elements who do occa-
sionally, I am told, come in the train
of gambling on the other side of the
Atlantic if not on this side,
The Duke of Devonshire: "I am
quite satistied the Antigua Govern-
ment have given due weight to such
dangers as this. One of the reasons
the licence was granted for one year
oply was to see if, in fact, any of
these eventualities took place."
Lord Henderson, referring to the
hotel, said it was parallel to the issue
of the licence. Did the Minister
really think the licence was going
to be withdrawn after one year. Did
he not really think i: impossible to
withdrawn the licence having granted
The Duke of Devonshire: "I think
it fair to say this licence has been
granted for one year subject to the
building of a hotel of loo bedrooms,
and that if the casino is carried on
in an undesirable fashion they will
lose that licence.
That is a risk the promoters of
the scheme must take. They arc
quite aware of the risks involved."
When Lord Barnby asked at
what geographical point the casino
was to be built and if the Govern-,
ment thought this was the most
desirable part of the island for it,
the Duke of Devonshire replied he
could not answer that question.
"But I will say this, Her Majesty's
Governmenr believe in devolving
sponsibilty t or government on'
their colonial erritones. It would seem
to me a gross breach in this principle
if we interfere too much in the affairs
of the Antiguan Government. This is
their decision one they are fully
entitled to take - and it would be
most unbecoming of us to interfere."
Baroness Horsbrugh asked if any
regulations would be laid down as
to what games of chance were to be
played in the casino and the Duke
replied that he could not answer
"Having frequented a casino in
my time I can have a fairly shrewd
When Lord Henderson asked
who will pay the guests bills if they
lost all their money at the casino;
the Duke of Devonshire replied:
"One thing is quite certain the
British Government won't." BIS
Recently eleven persons were
arrested when a group of Negroes
and whites persons attempted to
gain service for Negroes at a restau-
rant near the University of Tennessee
campus. C. P.
Candia Alleyne is the island
Scholar for 1962; Daughter of
former island scholar Keith Al-
leyne, Q C., she has done credit
to her parents and her school,
the Convent High School, and
all of us wish for her a career as
brilliant as that of her father.
One of the great nature romances, like the r a i n of
fishes, the sea-serpent or the pheasant known from only one
feather, has again come to light in the island of Dominica,
a British island in the West Indies. It is like an e c h o
which becomes fainter each time it is repeated. For years
ornithologists have known of a bird called Diablotin, or
little devil, which was supposed to inhabit the mountain of 1
that name, the highest peak in the Lesser Antilles, a place (
so wild and inaccessible that few climb to its summit and
probably nobody ever has explored in d e t a i 1. Frederick
Ober, the Smithsonian naturalist who undertook an cxpe- tI
edition through the West Indies in 1876 discovered many c
new species of birds and knew of the Diablotin legend-it ii
was hardly more since it had then not been reported for
thirty years, but he did not find it. It is now supposed to (
have been a petrel, nearly as large as a chicken, w i t h a la
strongly hooked beak. How could a large b la c k and w
white bird have eluded mortal sight for so many years if it T
were not completely extinct? sh
To the Pere Labat, who wrote in 1796, we are indebt- er
ed for the fullest description of the bird: "This bird is about fi
the size ofa chicken ready to lay eggs. The feathers are hs
black, the wings long and strong, the legs rather short, the ti
feet webbed like those of ducks, but armed with strong and fe
long claws; its beak is almost an inch and a half lon g, tc
curved and pointed, extremely hard and strong; it has large
goggled eyes, which are of great use to it during the night, t
but so totally useless during the day that it cannot bear the e
light or discern objects. When it is overtaken by day out n
of its she ter, it flies agai ist every object in its way and fin- a
ally d&ops to the ground. These birds live on fishes which
they come to the sea to cat-h at nights. When they have
their fill they return to ybe mountains, where they hide in
holes like rabbits. They remain there until the following
night when they return to the sea. When calling, they
screech as if they were calling or answering one another."
Note that he says "the feathers are black," and makes no
reference to any white at all.
On May 2nd 1931 a bird corresponding in e ver y
d e t a i I with a photograph in the museum at Roseau and
obtained originally from England, was found in an exhaust-
ed condition and brought to Dr. Daniel Thaly, poet and
physician, lover of nature and Chevalier of the Legion of
Honor. He measured and photographed it and with an
open, mind offered the problem for solution to all comers.
Is this the bird which so many naturalists have sought in
vain and for so long
Symington Grieve, in 1906, s a y s: "The Diablotin
b i r d (the capped petrel)--Oestrelata haesitata is recorded
from Haiti, Martinique and Guadeloupe. A specimen in
the British Museum is said to have come from Haiti, but
this may have arisen from some confusion regarding Dom-
inica (comprising the republic of Haiti and San Domingo)
and the British island of Dominica... the bird is o nly
represented by about a dozen known specimens, m o s t of
which are in public and private collections in Europe, and
one or two in the United States. It was known to v i s i t
Morne Diablotin on Dominica at the breeding season until
twenty-five or thirty years ago, if native statements can be
relied upon. One of the purposes of my visit to Domin-
ica was to enquire about this very rare, if not e x t i n c t
species." In "The Englis h in the West In d i e s,
JamesAnthony Froude, whose authority
must have been Pere Labat, described the
Diablotin as: "A great bird, black as charcoal, ha f raven,
half parrot"- Aestrelata is black and white." Ober is re-
puted to have captured a specimen, but he did not claim
the honor. All he did wa: to put, down the name of Aes-
trelata, with a question mark after the name as having been
observed in Dominica. He called the Diablotin Prion
Carribeea, but it is not the capped petrel which is now
commonly identified with the Diablotin, nobody seems to be
quite sure about it. There is no doubt that the captured
bird was identical with the Diablotin photograph, but when .
one begins to analyse its claims the plot thickens at every
turn. If the capped petrel is the real Diablotin, it is far less
fierce and dangerous than it use to be: its beak is far less
hooked than we have been brought up to believe, its eyes
are not "Owl-like" and it is not so ugly that "devil" is the
first simile which would occur to a modern naturalist. It is
quite a handsome bird. Well, but did the respected Pere
Labat invent the Diabloiin. Has anybody within our
lifetime seen anything like it (To be concluded)
'rade Union News
Compulsion In Ghana Alleged At I.LO.
In its case against the Government
f Ghana, the I.C F.T.U. alleged
hat principles embodied in I L.O.
conventions 87 and 98 had been
Particular allegations were that the
-hana, T.U.C. was established by
iw and that the Minister of Labour
as empowered to determine the list
f organizations constituting the
' U.C; that trade union member-
hip was compulsory; that the Gov
*nment had power to control union
nances; and that not only were
rikes prohibited but certain workers,
aving stopped work because deduc-
ons had been made from their pay
or "forced savings," had been arres-
ed and sent to prison.
On the recommendation of its
committee on freedom of association,
he I.L,O Governing Body decid-
d to draw, the attention of the Gha-
la Government to t h e generally
accepted principle that workers should
have the right to establish trade uni-
ons without government interference,
to express the view that the Industrial
Relations Act is not compatible with
this principle and to ask the Govern-
ment to reconsider the Act in the
light of the committee's report.
Another decision of the Governing
Body was to inform the Ghana
Government that the powers accord-
ed to the Mini:ty of Labour under
the Act were not compatible with
the principle that workers shall have
the right to bargain freely with em-
ployers without interference from
Finally, the Governing Body de-
cided, the Ghana Government should
be informed that it was generally
recognized that workers had a right to
strike as a legitimate means of defen-
ding their occupational interests -
and that it is the right of all detained
persons to receive a fair trial at, the.
earliest possible moment.
t DOMINICA BANANA GROWERS T
Notice to Banana Growers I
Growers who wish to deliver boxed bananas are
notified that they should inform the Branch Manager, Nor-f
then District in Portsmouth orthe General Manager in/
IRfseau, in advance of the commencement of the Recep-
tion, of their intention to present boxed fruit.
This notice does not apply to growers who already}
deliver boxed fruit. A
A, D, BOYD i
V General Manager
16th April 1963.
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HERALD SATURDAY. APRIL 20, 1963
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"By Their Music
Ye Shall Know
easily as we subject his slaves; VWe
speak through the birds of the air
and everything living, the crash of
waters from the falls, the sighing of
the breeze in the trees. As a whole,
I know no brother yet I'm everyone's
VISITORS- 'a "I AM MUSIC,"
M OST W ELCOM E VISITORS Sir,-The evening of the i4th at Great areyouboth, Professor Lu-
the St. Gerald's Hall was the scene cette and Mlle. A. Danel; come ag
r *b t am yo mght be the instrument o1
N peerless weather, airborne visitors their talents to our listening ears out of a of an exceptional Concert by two an, you might be the instrument of
alighted on these shores recently whose r i in ear French Artists from Martinique on consciousness for Dominica re Mus-
alighted on these shores recently whose heartfelt interest in the welfare o our the violin and Piano to altogether c, come again.
presence in our midst has caused much young (since the concert was given in too small an audience. L.M. CHRISTIAN.
joy and entertainment. We refer to the aid of the W. I. Youth Trust Fund), is Professor Dr A. Lewis then at A full review of he Violin-Piano
Martiniquan musicians, P r o fe s s o r a matter for our special gratitude. They the Head ofthe U. C. W I., firmly Concert by our Music Crit c will be
Lucette and Mademoiselle Danel, and to gave us a largesse of music, varied in said to the West Indies,I hop e published next week. Ed.
the visiting cricket team from St. Joseph's form and eternal in reputation, despite Frenchman's Imageas a man of ---k. Ed.
Academy, Antigua. Thus the arts and the fact that musically illiterate persons culture living in a Society where all Dwindling Loaves
sport have been honoured by neighbourly consider "classical music" outdated. In the ARTS flourish," This is all too
and indeed international fellowship. In our thanks we include that symbol of true of Professor Pierre L u eette Sir,
addition, the presence in Dominica of Anglo-French amity, The Cercle Fran- (Violinist) and Mile, Alice Danel Iwouldlike to ask if anybody
WIBS Mr. Clifford Palmer, with his cais, whose members arranged hospitality. (Pianist) when their select programme agrees with me that our bread,
S Mr. C ford P wh hs ca, wose m rs arranged ho talty starting at 8.30 ended towards eleven which has been excellent until lately
smooth experienced commentary a n d Ofcourse itis rather difficult for per- that evening, holding those present has now attained teen-age size in
g r e a t technical skill, has provided an sistent rum drinkers to appreciate the in full spell which was evident from the loaf and already well on the way
enhanced background to the favourite taste of champagne. The wise e n j o y the dead silence that prevailed during to kindergarten proportions. I believe
sport of West Indians. We only wish both discreetly. the performance of each item. that bakers in England have always
he had been in St. Gerard's H a 11 on On the subject of vintage, it was re- I shall not attempt to make com- been obliged to make a loaf ofa
errd s a on On the subject of vintage i was re- ments on the individual items, for I recognized size and weight, just as
Easter Sunday night to record the won- fleshing to hear our local songs and tunes am NOT capable other than finaliz- milk is obliged to stand a specific
d e r fu 1 concert given to a modest but of six-year standing p 1 a y e d to us as ing it as a whole by saying "How gravity test to determine its quality.
distinguished audience by the F r e n c h background listening material during elevating it is that people like them Sometimes our damp atmosphere
pianist and violinist, sessions of cricket. We understand the are able to do in their field of WIS- caused a considerable change on its
T h tthe musicians came at all, in recordings were lent: have we none of DOM what none other, present can milk-journey from Cow to Cns-
hat the musicians came at all, recor s wer lent h do" tamer, but that difficulty has been
*.=. _- -J__-_naii ,ei ipalouses.._ n ou_t___owa- loal mWsic repertoiree. -- c u rrLE r...... .But j 'mi..-eves tell
hibitions, was iiG felfTdiau gese of should be revivedland brought up io date mance (in aid of"The YO -: me"'e morning loaf looks thin
tensiderabtle imnorttnce; that they came -what of the Colihaut band, and of TRUST FUND) should have been and starved, never to be suspected of
of their own volition making a gift of "Sissie's" return to her homeland hailed by every Dominicin, who overweight, while trees and tumblers
would so pull his weight as to the do not seem to have altered at all.
Artists' reception, showing around, S.H.B.
RESOLUTIONS IN COUNCIL Voluntary Contributions, having
himself present at the Concert and a Who Is Graham
thousand and one ways of APPRE-
Almost every person, whether politi- Every human's life is littered wi t h CIATION was sadly met by a very NortonP
cian or private individual, rides some sort broken resolutions, unless he is a saint. small margin of even a Roseau
of hobby-horse. Predilections are some- The life of every Council or Parliament Community. Sir,
times reflected in resolutions put by Hon. is likewise cluttered with resolutions or "How did you ENJOY THE Please settle a bet between three
Members of Council, M. P,s and the motions that were misconceived, have mis- SHOW MR. CHRISTIAN?" young fellows. Is Graham Norton
Si k e, especially when the movers are fired or (after being passed) with amend- remarked a few enquiring friends, an Englshman? If so, is he Liberal
i e few of whom were present if any:- or Labour: We like his writings
immature. ments have been quietly buried or misused. "Had it been a SHOW you'd be very much, and wonder how he
One resolution on the Agenda of While there are many matters of para- there!" I returned. "It was a came to write for the HERALD. Please
Dominica's Legislative Council was torn mount interest for the good of the peo- grand CONCERT which I appre- inform.
apart in advance in the editorial columns ple and the general advance of Dominica ciated in DETAIL." Yours truly,
of our contemporary newspaper. An- which ought to be put forward, it seems All in all the small audience left COLLEGIANS, Roseau.
other, manifesting a clubman Member's pathetic that the order paper for t h i s theall with happiness mingled Editor's reply. Graham Norton
partiality for sweepstakes, was a s o Budget Session should have c a r r i d h an aspect ofwonder that the is a very young Englishman. He is,
Budget Session should have c a r r i e d fingers of both those Artists are really you may be surprise to hear, a Con-
promoted. A report on the fate of these merely a couple of insignificant resolu- human; but looking through the ervay be surpriemeto ofhea a o
motions appears on our page I. tions. programme such names as Kreisler, Grou" which is trying to reform
Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Paganini, and stimulate the Conservative Party
Chopin, Corelli, Paradis, Da Falla, of Britain. Mr. Norton was intro-
and Albeniz, seem to have been the duced to the HERALD by another
Our Children ~ ~'--..-- .n.i.. .. .. .. .. ..- greater Magicians through whom they faithful correspondent (a Liberal)Mr.
L k OH BOY performed. Jack Monro, who sends us our up-
Lu ky Under the WONDER FIN- to the minute news. Mr Norton's
e yu sn te 13 GERS of the French Guest Artists, articles are also published in West
StHave you seen the 1963 Valiant? I seem to hear the Violin say:-- Africa.
ThV. Sains Ee It is a beauty., "I tell the story of love and hate, (Cont. on page 7)
The eyesof children and It is an American model built in Canada. the story that saves, and that which
ups wll e stined asuc it travels so smoothly you believe it does not move, damns; I a m the since se upon "BERGENSFJORD"
one hour of television, as the eyes It is so magnificent other Cars which prayersfl to Heaven; I am COMING
of a typ;st in eight hours of in- Move aside to let it pass the smoke which palls over the battle
tensive tYping work, said the I field-" the piano whispers "I am The Tourist Ship SS. Bergenms-
Hamilton social psychology Joerg It i roomy-can take five of your friends close to the Marriage Altar and when fjord is scheduled to visit Dominica
Fromberg at the working con- t see you off at that long distance Airport the graves open I stand near by; I on Tuesday, 23rd. April from 8-
gress of educational youth affairs. Ask for demonstration, given in the afternoons; save the souls from the depths, I open a. m. to 6. p. m.
He used this argument to up Then compare price, ease and performance! the lips of lovers and through me, the Itis expected that a number of cars
tehis de mat that ildren ot ~ e- H dead whisper to the living-" On will be required for the usual shore
ed to t t n t all Distributor them say, "One we serve as we serve register early with the Secretary of
"-ye' Wiodrtdi ; ,,,-. i -=.--.---- -,=., ,... :-_,,, all, the King we make our slave as the Tourist Board, Mrs. J. Osborne.
The Red Gross Centenary
The Red Cross this year is celebrating a proud c:nury
of service to humanity. It owes its origin to a Swiss, Jean
Henri Dunant, but his unselfish work among the wounded
after the battle of Solferino, North Italy, in 1859, w h i c h
prompted him to campaign for its formation, was inspired
by Florence Ningtingale's earlier example in the Crimea.
The Red Cross was established in 1863 at an historic,
internat:o ial confe-ence in Geneva organised by Dunant and
others and a:.ended by ten nations, including Britain.
We now have pleasure and pride in quoting extracts
from the valuable newsletter published by the Royal Bank
of Canada to celebrate this centenary.
"This association of people, moved by the high virtue
of charity, is the busiest and farthest-flung instrument of
privately financed mercy in the history of the world. It is
a staunchly private organization, subsisting on voluntary
contributions of time, talent and money. It is not govern-
mental, and it makes no discrimination on the basis of race,
colour, religion or political ideology.
S i n c e its organization, Red Cross has been in the
thick of every war and every natural calamity. Some of its
work is danger-ridden, like picking up wounded on the
battlefield, and that service is properly given lustrous laurels
by all civilized mankind. But it serves in a hundred others,
less spectacular, but none the less life-saving, ways.
It is fitting that when the Nobel Prize was awarded
for the first time, Henri Dunant, founder of the Red Cross,
was one of the recipients. He died in 1910, aged 82, and
was buried at Zurich, Switzerland.
Development Of Red Gross
While Europe had been awakened to the need, and
juaa autuJi iii avouL Ui' 1a.U1m TU- u it n, 114 L wdf
much to be done before effective work could be carried out.
Out of the first principles had to do with protection of
those who should volunteer. An emblem was ne e d e d
which would demand and receive unqualified recognition.
Because it was a Swiss national who h a d proposed the
movement, and because Switzerland, cne cr the smallest
states in Europe, had so cordially invited the convention to
meet within its borders, it was agreed to acknowledge the
courtesy by using the flag of Switerland, but in r e v e r s e
At a convention in August 1861, diplomatic representatives 'of 26
governments agreed to the Geneva Convention. It provided that the woun-
ded were to be respected, military hospitals were to be regarded as neutral,
the personnel of the medical services ,ere to be accorded protection.
The Convention was revised in 1907 so as to cover sea warfare, in
1929 to cover the treatment of prisoners of war, and in 1949 to cover
civilians. The League of Red Cross Societies was founded. Starting with
26 societies, it now has 88 societies with I57,o000,000 members throughout
The Red Cross is not an organization of ideas alone, but of acts. In
times of famine, epidemics, cyclones, earthquakes and floods, the Red Cross
has proved to be a reliable instrument for prompt and effective material asis-
tance. Throughout some bitterly discouraging years, it has pioneered in the
improvement of relations between countries by eliminating ill will, suspicion,
jealousy and red tape. It has led the way in bringing about a feeling for the
underlying community of human interests. It has given a practical d-mon-
stration of democracy by drawing together groups from various nations to
solve their common problems.
Depending on their individual skills, volunteers in every country per-
form office duties, run errands for patients in hospitals, serve as nurses' aides
or recreation supervisors or coffee dispensers at the scene of disasters; they
make bandages and layettes, acts as aide in the collection of blood transfus-
ions or help to raise funds. Meanwhile they undergo training so that they
will be able to do more than merely wring their hands if a local or national
Thousands are persons with professional skills essential to the agency's
work. Physcians, nurses, social welfare workers, teachers and nutritionists
contribute time as instructors and are available in emergencies. Business
executives direct local funds drives and serve on committees and boards.
(To be continued)
Read The HERALD
At the i8th Annual ConferencL
of Delegates of the Dominica Trade
Union, the following were elected
to office:- Presidn:-General. Mr.
John La Ronde. ist Vice-President,
Mr. Evered Charles, 2nd Vice
President Mr. Stuart Williams
Treasurer, Mr. D.P. Lawrence, Sec-
retary-General, Mr. R P. Joseph
Asst. Gen. Sec., Miss V.C. Nicho-
las. Trustees, Messrs. P. Shillingford
O.D.H. Richards and A.W.L.
Williams. Executive Boad Members:
Miss A. Emmanuel, Messrs. McNeil
Pinard, O.D.H. Richards, Elijah
John, Roy La Ronde and J.A.
The introduction of a contribu-
tarv National Insurance Scheme
providing unernploymer and
benefits for Antiguans will be re-
commended by Mr Joseph M.
Lawrence, an executive member
of the Antigua Trades and La-
bour Union, when he returns
from a three-month study of in-
dustrial relations it Britiin.
Mr. Lawrence, who is Deputy
Speaker of the An'igua Legisla-
tive Council, said of the British
"Under the scheme every man,
woman and child in Britain can
benefit if the need arises. The
plan is able to operate because
the' entire wnotk'ne, nnnolati-in
contributes part of iis pa:
During his stay in Britair
Lawrence is studying all a
of Labour relations on a
arranged by the Ministry
It will be recalled tha
I.L.O has prepared a mo
social Insurance plan for I
There will be a general
ing of the Dominica
on Thursday 25th April
p.m. at the Medical Depi
Roseau. All members and
pective members are welco
WE ARE VERY SORRY
Sorry some people were disappointed
in not bcin;. able to have a tender,
juicy Sylvania-Fresh chicken for, Easter
and just as sorry we couldn't make the
sale. But the demand was so great that
all our chickens were snapped up nearly
a week before Easter.
WE HOPE IT WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN
Making plans now to have plenty of
Sylvania-Fresh poultry available in
future includes more than just our
desire to do so . feed, which has been
in very short supply lately, is being
imported direct now. We do not plan to
suffer from a poultry feed shortage again,
and, 'n fact, will have enough extra to
supply all buyers of Sylvania live chicks
CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
Turkeys will be available for the big
Holiday Season ahead! The same top-quality
Sylvania-Fresh succulence will be found in
Sylvania Turkeys-and priced no higher than
inferior imported turkeys. You'd be wise to I
ask us to set aside your Christmas turkey now.
A limited supply of Sylvania Hatching Eggs
are available. These eggs are from hens havirqg
the enviable laying record of between 240 and 260
eggs in the past 12 months. Order your's today!
Imperial Road--- Roseau ,
Telephone: 225-5 Rings.
*B>^. >^*^fIU^^^fU^.^icMc<>fc m* ^..*^^*I^.r fc >H
SU AIl A-
t the r
Barba- "Enrolment forms and Prospectuses for Training
SCourses by Correspondence in Go-operation and Business
S Methods 1963-1964 have been received by the Social
S Development Department.
Smeet- Interested Persons are asked to get in touch with the
Mental 'Co-operative Officer."
t 4in LORNA ROBINSON
rtaent 40 Registrar of Co-operatives
1 pros- iMar,2-Apr. 26
Hong Kong And Jamaica Share
The annual award .r---r ---.-.-,v,-.., -..
instituted two years ''- "
ago ty Britain's Royal ..
Society of Arts for the :
best documentary film ''
produced for "public
purposes in the over- ; -
seas Comnonwealth' .,;
was this year shared : -
by the Ministry of
Development in Jama- .
ica and the Govern-
ment of Hong Kong, '
Here Mr. Allan ..
Morais, High Com- J,
missioner for Jamaic:',
is seen receiving the ,fi'.''.::
silver medal and cer- .
tificate from Lord Na-
than, Chairman otf ,. S
Council, at the Royal
Society of Arts inLon-
Mr Morais will be i'
remembered in Dom- ,,.
inic He used to come ..
here as Stit tical :
Officer for the Carib-
bean Commission (now CARIBO). The Jamaica
Top Commonwealth Film Award
- .' ..
award-winning film was "Water Is Life".
SATURDAY, APRIL 20o, 1963
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1963
PAGE SIX DOMINICA HERALD
University Of The West Indies
Course In Social Work
Applicati ns are ini'ted from qualified persons
for enrolment in a two-year course in Social Wo, k,
leading to a Certificate in Social Work
The course will t ain men and women for ser-
vice in Social Welfare organizations, and in those
branches undertaken by Governments and voluntary
agencies. It will consist of academic work in tlie
University and practical work under supervision in
The course is open to the following:
(a) Graduates of any recognised University;
(b) Candidates who have passed the Higher
School Certificate examination or the G C.E. exam-
ination in at least two Principal or advanced level
(c) Candidates who have passed the Old London
Matriculation or the School Certificate with Credits
in Engish, Mathematics, a foreign language, and
two other subjects, or the Ordinary level G.C.E. in
(d) Candidates who while not possessing precisely
the qualifications under (a), or (D), or (c), are judge-
ed by the Un versity to be adequately qualified.
Governments and Social Work Agencies are
invited to nominate men and women for this Course.
Individual applications, particularly from students
graduating in July 1963, will also be considered.
Applications in writing should be made to the
Registrar, University of the West Indies, before
April 30, 1963 from whom further particulars may
Feb. T6, April 20.
By Herald Literary Club Reporter
Soaring to high Metaphorical t
heights Mr. Arthur P. Richards in
no less than 45 minutes delivered a
thought-provoking add ress on
"A study in Dictatorship'' at a
meeting of the Dawbiney Club last
He defined a Dictatorship as the
Government ofone man who has
nct Fr m.rily obtained his position
by voluntary election or by inheri-
tance. It is a Govt seized by force. (
In almost all cases this type of Govt. E
sprang up from soils with no demo- \
cratic traditions nor rich with a sense
of personal freedom and individual
responsibility in politics.
"People are by nature impatient. ti
Democracy means patience. It is o
built on peac2; and to a certain ex- p
tent peace is less exhilarating than
war .... Parliamentary Democracy
was really created foran agricultural
state of 3 4 million people in the
middle ages, without colonies and
unindustrialized. Democracy is a
slow and painful process, The dicta-
tor appeals to the human instinct for
excitement. The fuller the iemoc-
racy a nd the heavier its de-
mand the greater is the temptation to
hand over to a dictator," he stated
while comparing Democracy and i
Continuing he said that the dic- I
tators love for honour usurps hisf.
sense of reason, Throughout his life"
the despotic tyrant has not a friend
S-Afj-. *ie -n lnthe world. Someimits he is master
Uv ty f Ther We-aC ndieso -.or slaVeb- e-neser knos true
friendship or freedom. To main'
Department Of Government tain his, rule he h, to ced out h i
friends from his pcisonal lile: The
Course In Public Administration dictator is a 'creature lacking con-
science and the o..'. li of compission,
Applications are invited from persons for en- a man ho.,ile to irjnquihly, he is the
olment in a one year course leading to a Diploma in grave digger Ito t're uci i).
The best alhcrnji I.rnlrm ol Go -
ublic Administration. This course is intended erment, the ,pieakr .i ocad, ...s
primarily for executive and administrative personnel a cross bet.%cen dic.ir.riaihp and de-
nd professional and technical personnel having mocracy. A ruler chc.ri L.) ihe
imlnlstrative functions in the public service, i.e. people and not lior1-, ; hi .y b
nitral government, local government and public violence and thi o;n mian r:, b
aided by a snull "clu oi ab.:ur
corporations. 1o 5S accord, I.he Nh e of' th~
She Course is open to University graduates,to country. All irhe, io b( p li y
olders of approved technical or professional quali- elected and pinly Licho~n by ,11; peo-
catlons, and to non-giaduates who have practi- ple and "djictior" re.p1ci.J,.. .
cal experience or other qualifications of special re-
levance to the course. For this purpose five years
experience of executive and administrative work
would normally be regarded as a requirement.
Application in wri ing should be made to the
Registrar, University of the West Indies before
April 30, 1963, from whom further particulars may
also be obtained.
Feb. 16, April 20.
COLONY OF DOMINICA
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT
REGISTRY OF TITLES ISLAND O- DOMINICA
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
ereon and Caveats for the week ending the 6th day of April 1963
--. Nature of Request whether for
Date of Request Person Presenting Certificate of Title or Noting
thereon or Caveat
Request dated Alphonsia Request for 'he issue of a First Cer-
Wallace tificate of Title in respect of that
*th March, 1963, portion of land ituate in the Wesley
by her Solicitor Village in the Parish of St. Andrew in
Presented ;the Colony of Dominica, containing
5th April 1963 964sq. ft and bounded as follows:-
at 3.15 p.m. Vanya Dupigny On the North-Wes. by land of
Christaline Jeanvier, On the North-East by a Public Road, On the South-
East by a Public Road, and On the South-West by land of Alphonsin
Registrar's Office, JOSEPH A MARCANO
Roseau, 5th April 1963. Registrar of Titles
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Cer-
ificate of Title on the above application may enter a Caveat in .he above
office within four weeks from the date of the first appearance of the above
Schedule in the Oficial Gazette and in the DOMINICA HERALD newspaper
uhlished in this Island.
SUPPORT THE HERALD
SO EASY TO LAY ---
THE "FLORFAST" WAY!--
S JUST DIP
AND STICK !
On Saturdi~ c.-ninm April '..ih.
the Dawbiney Li riry Club cele.- ii
brated its zthli. Annivcisay. Alter "
President Lawrence's Address and WILLIAI
the Reports of the Secretary and
Treasurer, the guests and members
present imbibed some refreshments
relevant to the occasion.
Apr. 13-June 29
ISON "FLORFAST" TILES
L. A. DUPIGNY
P. H. WILLIAMS
Ulj;iJ UlllI HIIIIIICI
. "., 9 . t . ', .
Britain and i-ran e jointly are to build a supersonic airliner which will hrve a cruising
speeu ui 1.450 miles an hour twice the speed of sou.iJ. Crving about 100 passengers, i
will be able to cross the Atlantic ocean in three hours and fly from London to Sydney in abou
13 hours, a flight which now takes more than 25 hours. Built mainly of aluminium alloy, thi:
Anglo-French airliner will have four Bristol Siddeley turbojet engines.
i For Your Health's Sake
Always Have On Hand A Bottle Of
i Wex Sparkling Grape Saline
WEX added to water makes a pleasant effervescent drink which is
a natural and gentle laxative for all ages. It relieves constipation,
.biliousness, acid indigestion, upset stomach, rheumatism due to excessi
iac'dity etc ,. ..
g Bottles at 75o & $1,20 obtainable from
t The Dominica Dispensary Co. LTD,
s jApr. 13-May 4
**** **a-"-I I-*Ma-smomewo ome4man
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1963 DOMINICA HERALD PAGE SEVEN
People's Post from p. 4 which are taking place in this fair
Isle of ours today. And may I
A.A.P. Charles- strongly suggest to Mr. Alphonso
disagree e t- I Charles that instead of trying to
Disagre ment -- I malign the eood name of the
DUPP, it would be much better if
Dear Madam, he first apprised himself of the Facts.
Please allow me space freed his thinking of petty prejudic-
in the 'People's Post column of ies and jealousies and based his ar-
your HERALD to refer to an article guments on truth and logical postu-
published in this same column of lates,
the Dominica HERALD of Saturday Thanking you very much, Madam,
6th April, 1963 and siSned by I am, Yours truly,
Abraham Alphonso Peter Charles EDWARD CHARLES
of London. Victoria St, Roseau.
I have observed that over the past
few years Mr. Alphonso Charles has
been very glib in his support of the
Labour Party and his denunciation A A.P. Charls
of the Domanica United People's HH Ch r
Party in his dissertation in our local Disagreement (2)
press. Of course the reasons are
not far to seek. Both Mr. Alphonso
Charles and the present Chief Min- Sir, I refer to Abraham Alphon-
ister were once in the employ so Peter Charles letter against the
oftheDominica Banana Growers' D.U.P.P. It is not the against
Association in the "Land of the part to which I take objection, but
Famous Mars Men." Therefore one I find the man is labouring under a
can readily appreciate his sense of delusion about the Dominica Labour
loyalty Party. He is living in England where
It strikes me forcibly, however the Labour Party stands for certain
that Mr. Alphonso Charles holds things, and h: seems to think the
the interest of the country so close to Labour Party here does the same.
his heart, and yet, instead of remain. He is wrong. The Labour leaders
ing in Dominica to make a positive here are looking after themselves just
contribution towards "building a like the old gang, and many of the
permanent foundation upon which better things they have managed to
a future Dominica will continue to achieve were started before their reign
grow" (according to himself), he either oy the Baron Govt. or by the
has left the task to others. By the Federal Govt. I cannot see that they
tenor of his article he appears to be are any better in their attitude than
pursuing some elementary studies in D.U.P.P. A few miles of roads,
economics. I hope that his attempts a few probes, a few expulsions, a
at writingi'do not stem fiom just a few (donated) Scholarships; plenty of
desire to show off, but from a genu- disillusionment, grumbling and un-
;,A Ive, -r._Cansrv which hore kindness.
ne win show by returning to Dom- These boysheredon even cal
inica if and when he can succeed in themselves socialists' a n y longer.
acquiring.any skills. They let that go with Mrs. Allfrey.
One finds that bias is the main I have never noticed that they care
theme which permeates Mr. Al- anything for the poor, they are too
phonso Charles' article. He has busy saving their money, planting
indulged in a number of one sided their bananas, running their club,
arguments which have led him to fe:t ng about union, doing their
make nothing short of sweeping state little business and playing big shot
ments. By way of example, he con- There may be a so-called Labour
vinces his slanted mind that he has Government in power in Dominica,
remained in London and made a but there is no Labour Party any
hypocritical survey of the DUPP. longer. They want to stop radio
His survey among other things, pre talking and might want to stop me
supposes "certain attempts to under- writing too, so I ask you to accept
mine the lawful government," and my signature as
that the DUPP has opposed every HOSPITAL NURSE,P.M.H.
constructive plan which has been (Full name and address given)
put forward. "How has Mr. Al-
bhono Charles arrived at these con-
clusions. What yard stick has he
used? Editorial reply to A Stranger.
Mr. Alphonso Charles reminds We are unable to print your letter
one of the saying that 'a little learn- criticising the Airport catering man-
ing is a dangerous thing.', In fact agement, since you have not given
he reminds one of the proverbial your name and address.-Ed.
"empty drums make the most useless
noise." It is elementary knowledge
that it is the inalienable right and
prerogative of her Majesty's Opposi- JAYCEE CARNIVAL
tior in all democratic governments RAFFLE
to express their viewpoint blatantly
and without reserve. The constitu. The general public is hereby in-
tion allows it. At least Mr. Al- formed that all raffle books with
phonso should know that. The cash must be now returned and
opposition is returned to power by handed over to Mr. Carlton Peters,
the same franchise which returned C-0 Dominica Dispensary, Phone
the government. Both the members 42 or Mr. Clifford Lewis, c<0 C.D.C.,
comprising of the government and Phone 172 without delay. As soonas
the opposition have been voted in all books, sold and unsold, together
by their constituencies whom they with cash are returned, the raffle will
must represent fairly and well. take place before the general public
May I now credibly inform Mr. at a date to be announced,
Alphonmo Charles that the DUPP J.B. YANKFY
has the support of thousands of
thinking Dominicans, who unlike Rfead
himself in his illusory frame of mind The HERALD
are able to see and judge the events
Radio Freedom-- Apartheid Committee of U.N. Meets
Barbados, British Guiana and
Doninica have been in the lime-
light recently because of their respec-
tive Governments' attitudes towards
freedom of the a r. In Barbados a
few days ago, Sir Grantley Adams'
speech to commemorate the
anniversary of the Barbados Labour
Party was refused transmission, and
its curtailment caused widespread
Dr. Cheddi Jagan had a hot
time in the B. G. House of Repre-
sentatives on April 3 over the quts-
rion of whether radio time should or
should not be available to all
political parties. After Mr. Burn-
ham had introduced the "freedom'
motion, a fracas broke out and the
Speaker could hardly quell the
uproar, in which the public galleries
ioin:d. In 1953 Dr. Jagan himself
urged free radio broadcasts.
We reproduce below a short
article on Dominica's radio freedom
situation which appeared in the
BARBADOS BEACON of
April 13 : --
Shame On You--
Dominica's Premier, Mr. Eddie
LeBlanc, has "ordered" that all
"public or political news" about
Dominica must be submitted to him
before it .can be broadcast on the
local Windward Island Broadcasting
--Ti** i& Jiuijiclii, n w su _
something WRONG. Eddie
LeBlanc is taking the first step to-.
wards Totalitarianism--we won't
say Dictatorship, because he is not
yet important enough for that.
Let him remember that the first
assault on freedom is the assault on
Freedom of Speech, and this includes
Freedom of the Press and of Broad-
casting. Let him remember, too
what he reads about governments
which censor the Press and radio,
-the Goverments of the Soviet
Bloc countries and others like them.
In the Commonwealth, not even
Ghana tramples quite so blatantly
on the right of free expression.
Fortunately, LeBlanc can censor as
much as he likes inside Dominica
but he cannot suppress criticism
altogether, since the voice of protest
can still.reach the Island from out-
side. And we must not forget Mis,
Phyllis Allfrey, who despite Le-
Blanc's attitude, is carrying on a
successful newspaper campaign in
Roseau itself. Maybe we shouldn't
talk, for the Barrow government in
Barbados has set Dominica an
example, but LeBlanc doesn't have
not only to follow it but to improve
on it, as well.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Chamber of Commerce
acknowledges with thanks a dona-
tion of $20.00 by Messrs. Cable &
Wireless (W. I.) Ltd., towards the
Carnival Fire Disaster Fund.
This amount has been added to
the Fund total of $895.oo already
P. L. D. DUPIGNY,
The Special Committee on the
Policies of Apartheid of the Govern-
ment of the Republic of South Af-
rica held its first meeting on 2 Ap-
Secretary General U Thant, who
opened t he meeting, said that he
shared the "increasing concern" of
Member States at "the lack of resp-
onse on the part of the Government
of South Africa to the repeated re-
commendations and decisions of the
United Nations organs He added
that the attitudes of the Sonth Afri-
can Government and its leaders, as
disclosed in recent statements concer-
ning the role of the United Nations,
were "also a matter of serious con-
cern to us."
The Committee decided to send a
letter to South Africa, asking its
"co-operation and assistance" in the
accomplishment of the task assigned
to the Committee by the General
The Committee approved another
letter to be sent to all Member States.
The letter states that the Committee
would be grateful for any information
they might transmit to it, either in
writing or orally, both as to racial
policies in South Africa and on the
manner in which their Governments
proposed to apply the resolution
adopted by the Assembly on 6 Nov-
ember 1962 on this question.
The Committee elected Dialio
Telli of Guinea as its Chairman.
I! CARD OF THANKS
Mrs. A Wallace & family, Mr. & Mrs. K, Wallace & family, Miss.
IN Wallace & family, Mr. & Mrs.G, Hamiet & family and other relatives
wis~ to thank all those kind friends and sympathizers who in so many:
Sways expressed sympathy in their recent loss.
I. ** n *- .U-HI***** *******
i Message of Sympathy
from Leg. Co. Member
It is with deep regret that we haveheard, of the tragic accidentI
Which resulted in the debth of three persons from Castle Bruce. Myj
wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved!
- i and those in hospital._ _
FROEBEL [AVILLE, Londolderry-
RED CROSS CENTENARY WEEK
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(Under The Distinguished Patronage Of
His Honour The Administrator And Mrs Lovelace)
SATURDAY May 4th ........... Flag Day
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TUESDAY May 7th 6. 30pm. Market Fair at Peebles Park.
Adults 25o Children o10
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TH/DAY May 9th 4.30 pm. Pageant and Rally at Botanical
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SA/DAY May i ith 9.00 pm. Dance at The Dominica Club
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Music by the "Swingin'Stars"
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Deid I may h;, bu, no
When doors and close
I drift from :aL: to r1-::,
What am I?
When the masters and mistresses
Push back their business gates
I scuddle in quietly with some regrets.
Say masters, what am I?
I'm no angel or queen,
No heavenly being;
I'm god of those dead
And king of the living,
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SATURDAY APRIL 20, 1963
PAGE TEN DOMINICA HERALD
The first Trial match in prepara-
tion for the 1963 Goodwill Cricket
Tournament took place at the
Botanic Gardens last week end.
As far as the selectors were con-
cerned, this match might never have
been played; it solved none of their
problems. At close of play on
Sunday, they knew nothing that
they did not know before. Eman-
uel Charles of D. C. S. opened the
batting for Leroy Shillingford's team,
and scored a workman like 68 in
just over three hours. This young
batsman possesses the right approach
and will be one of our leading
batsmen in the not too distant future.
He has a tendency to drive the
new ball uppishly, but experience
should remedy this fault. All this
of course, the selectors already knew.
Leroy Shillingford, Cecil Laroque
andJ. C. Josephs all scored fifties
while St. Hilaire, Laurent and
Joseph bowled well. Elwin again
showed that he can bat at No. I and
score a few runs, but that he is far
below Lewis and Robinson as far as
technique is concerned. The ma-
jority of players who failed in this
match have been axed.
S.M.A. Overwhelms S.J.A.
On Monday and Tuesday, the
Windsor Park was the scene of a
very interesting match between the
St. Joseph's Academy of Antigua
and the St. Mary's Academy of
Batting first, the home team \were
all out for 218 shortly after tea.
All-rounder, Hasel Williams, played
a delightful innings of 57, hitting 9
fours and z sixes in the process.
He was ably assisted by H. Wilson
(26) and K. Shillingford (22 not
out). For the visitors, Joshua and
Mathurine both bowled steadily and
finished with 3 for 56 and 3 for 57
respectively. At the close of play
on Monday, the St. Joseph's
Academy had scored 56 for 4. D.
Finch (28) was the only batsman
able to offer resistance. They were
all out for 88 before lunch on
Tuesday. With the exception of
Mathurine, the remaining batsmen
were humbled by Hasel Williams
who in one devasting spell, cap-
tured 3 wickets for ii runs in 7
overs. Mathurine ran out of part-
ners when he was on 26. Williams
finished with 5 for 29, while P.
Charles and J. Giraud got 2 wickets
Following on 130 runs behind,
the boys from the land of beaches
and sugar cane again found them-
selves in difficulty. This time it
was P. Charles who unscrewed the
bolts while Hasel Williams
completed the dismantling. In one
spell of 9 overs, Charles removed
the Finch brothers and Mathurine
while conceding only 7 runs.
Williams then took over and fin-
ished off the innings. His 6 for 19
gave him a match analysis of
S1 for 48. F or St. Joseph's,
F. Philip batted soundly for 42,
while Sampson hit 4 fours in a
bright knock of 26 not out.
They were all out for 1zo, giving
S M.A. victory by an innings and
The scores:- S, M. A. 218,
H. Williams 57, C. Wilson 26;
G. Joshua a for 56, A. Mathurmne
3 for 57. S.J.A. 88, D. Finch 28,
A. Mathurine 26; H. Williams 5
for 29 and 120, F. Philip 42,
A. Sampson 26 not out; P. Charles
3 for 7, H. Williams 6 for 19.
JAMAICA TEAM DISAPPOINTING
The touring team from Jamaica
met a Dominic. eleven at Windsor
Park on Wednesday. From thIir
performance, they looked more like a
team from t h e Cayman Islands.
They were not in the class of our
boys, and I thought that Spartans
or Warwicks could have beaten
them just as easily, The scores:--
Touring team 72, D o m i n i c a
198 for 8.
Laville In Form
Benoit Laville has been again
in form with the javelin. On March
30th, he again won with a throw of
220 feet 7 inches, a record for Clare.
mont Relays. He received a beauti-
ful gold medal for this effort. On
April 6th, he took part in a Trian-
gular meet and was opposed by
throwers from Humbolt State Col-
leg" and San Francisco State Col-
lege. The results have not yet'been
received. Laville is now considered
to be among the best javelin thro-
wers in college Atheletics in the
U. S. A.
It has been announced that the
World Heavyweight Champion,
Sonny Liston will defend his itle
against Floyd Patterson in June. It
was decided that an operation to
his knee was unnecessary and that he
will befighting fit by June.
EGGLESTON ESTATE situate
at Giraudel, 4 miles from
Roseau, comprising 26 acres
of undulating fertile, arable
lands suitable for all agricul-
tural crops or residential estate
development. La n d held
under indefeasible Certificate
of Title. Elevation 1600 feet,
excellent view, ideal climate.
V. A. BLANCHARD
42 Old Street,
Apr. 20-May 4
The Secretary for Technical Co-
operation has issued questionnaires
to pensioners who were former
members of the overseas services,
the Sudan "nd Egyptian Civil Ser-
vices, to widows and dependents of
former members of those Services
and persons who receive pensions
in respect of their own or a rela-
tive's service in a Colonial Military
Force, These questionnaires have
been sent direct to persons concern-
ed but in the e'ent they have not
been received, copies are available
on request from the Accountant
General, Treasury Chamber Roseau.
G.O. Apr. 20,27
BY EDDIE ROBINSON
That was how it was described by
His Honour. A year of greater selt-
sufficiency in food supply; the para-
mount important of agriculture for
island economy was stressed; thanks
were expressed to the Government
of Canada for aiding Dominica's
resources. Fishermen and their
benefits were mentioned not only in
the Speech from the Throne but
repeatedly by Hon. Min. of Trade
and Industry and others. Roads like-
wise received mahy minutes of
speech time: H.H.declared "a net-
work of motorable roads still remain
a major object of Government Poli-
cy"- and feeder roads were not
overlooked: country people had co
operated by contributing $14,445
(31 miles of road) by their own
efforts, In fact it was roads, roads,
roads- but the Caribs' road was
not mentioned. The Admit.istrator
expressed satisfaction that Dominica
now had a full complement of medi-
What else was said in this correct
and uninspiring address? Support
of the U. W. I; "dynamic isiand-
wide work of its extra-mural De-
partment." Blame of the financial
difficulties of the present Govern-
ment on the deficit created by its
predecessor, The Throne Speech
ended up on a note that "even
greater economies" would be requir-
ed, People-human, beings in
NOTICE. Dr. Levi Wilson
general and poor people in particu-
lar - had no pride of place in the
Opposition Attacks "A
The opposition's one effective
protagonist, Mr. Elkin Henry (who
is prone to double negatives) began
mildly with the usual bromides
about current econ omic depression,
the climate for investment being bad,
and continued importation of
foodstuffs remaining high despite a
well-publicised Grow More Food
campaign. Referring to the "wides-
pread discussion" of the White
Paper on Little 8 Federation re-
marked by the Administrator, Mr.
Henry stated firmly: "the people
have not been consulted". He also
criticized the timing of the Minister
of Trade & Industry's visit to Can-
ada, and drew out old chestnuts
about pumice and the Hark Forrard.
He did however say something new
about the poverty of fishing catches
and the safety of fishermen.
When the Minister of Trade &
Industry rose to refute Opposition
gibes, the small audience dwindled
further. Mr. Ducreay denied that
the climate for investors was ad-
verse, and said it was a good time
to visit Canada now, since the new
Canadian P. M was favourable to,
a Colombo plan for the West
n (Optometrist) will not arrive here until April 24.
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(Continued from page 1)
Indies "Never before," he stated,
"have we had a Government which
has done so much for the develop-
ment of Dominica,' In his post-
budget address he spoke of the
increased sale of Crown Lands
(outright) and of timber resources,
The Minister of Labour & Social
Services defended present Grammar
School conditions, and referred to
new school buildings and equip-
ment. We of the Cabinet put cur
heads together and decide how much
money we can spend, and we are
perfectly satisfied with our efforts",
said Mr Stevens
There was little else noteworthy
in the debate, save the noticeable
touchiness of the C. M. about
people w ho "misinterpret the
intentions of the Labour Govern-
ment" and his two appeals to larger
landholders to forego compensation
when roads are cut through their
estates "for the good of the country".
Mr. Loblack's resolution to dis-
solve the Roseau Town Council
and replace it with members nomin-
ated by Government was passed
after amendment that Government
consider dissolving R.T.C. as
soon as possible, Mr. Active's
club's sweepstake resolution was pass-
ed after minor amendment.
The C.M. then announced that
he himself would be the delegate
to he conference to take place in
Malaya later in the year of the Com-
monwealth Parliamentary Asso
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