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 27, 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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REW YORK 21, N. y,


Pop L .. .. e I .The I Pi
(For the General Welfare of the Pe.ple of Dominica, the further advancement oj the W/e s Indies and the Caribbean Are a .s u whole)
ED 1955 SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1963





Oppositions, Administrators Invited Unfortunate
UNCLE Tom Cobley and all will be attending the Con- Collisions
ference at Lancaster House, London, starting on June
11 --' I * 11 L -- I -

24, to discuss the new smaller
accept the Secretary of State's
parties and their advisers as v
Legislative Councils, the Gc
ministrators of "Little .Eig
been included) have all bee
stitutional palaver. It is the

Do not Worry

The peoples of these islands do
not seem as yet to be unduly an-
xious about the outcome of this
final conference, probably because
they know so little about its working
details. To the minority who are
somewhat excited, we would address
a reassuring word. Do not worry.
"he '.little Federation will b e
eved; most of the inhabitants of
1 .-... -- on r f -t- The
tel (and there is a quarrel, in
cry one of the islands) is note over
.hbeher there is to be a Federation
or n:t, but over who is going 10
run it, and precisely how,

Nigel Fisher's Visit
When Mr Ngel Fi her, Pa-lamen-
tary Unde -Secretary of State, arrives
in Barbados a month beforehand for
his preliminary listening and talking
exercise (which is an excellent move)
he will quickly be aware of certain
grievances and reservations which are
causing natural pro-federalists to
"make noise" such as has occurr-
ed in the Council Chambers of St.
Vincent, in St. Lucia earlier,
the dilemma of t he Grenada
intellectuals who are committed to
Unitary Statehood with Trinidad,
the subdued rumblings of Domin-
ican discontent with ways and means,
the little kingdom minds versus the
county council theories the whole
gamut of point-by-point disagree-
ment throughout the territories.
None of these grievances are irreme-
diable, provided that those who
seem determined to hold on to power
at all costs display statesmanlike
qualities and agree to certain essen-
tial compromises.

Federate for Freedom
The death of the old Federation
and the squandermania scare put
us back into s o m e sort of old
Crown Colony rule; for example,
island budgets were late this y e a r
because they were vetted first by the
Colonial Office before island Gov-
ernments could debate them demo-
cratically. Our only hope of in-
dependence is in a viable federation
As the Fiscal Commissioner's re-

St. Joseph P. G. Thibaud's Won-
Scores derful Dance

The man who came first in all

Cr federation, it all te invitees Winston Shillingford was ridin- subjects in the Police Training
invitation. Chiefs of ruling his motorcycle No. 1154 along the Course (Oct. 1962 April 1963)
rell as opposition members of Goodwill stretch Wednesday even- held at Regional Police Trainirg
,vernor of Barbados and Ad- ing when he collided with car No. Centre, Barbados under the direction
ht" islands (for Grenada has 206 which was about to turn into of Commandant Slater, is P. C.
Grenaa as filling station. The car-driver, Mr. Evander Joseph of St. Joseph. He
en bidden to the decisive con- G.A. (Bish) Cools-Lartigue was competed against entrants from the
deadline d a t e for potential unburt, although his car was dam- Windward and Leeward Islands.
aged, but the motorcycle is a total P. C. Joseph also passed his
wreck and young Shillingford is in first aid, swimming and life-saving
pott* so wisely puts it (para 204): a serious condition with a broken leg exams successfully, and will shortly
.. "there is not one of the islands in the P.M. Hospital. He is the be issued with badges. He is to be
in the Eastern Caribbean w h i c h son of Edward (Snow Corner) Shil- congratulated on overcoming many
does not suffer to some extent from lingfird. difficulties, including a family berea-
be:ng too small for effic ent man- Earlier in the week two P.W.D. vement, in order to attain such
agement. But the more the Units trucks were involved in accidents. excellent standards.
can stand closer together and give p W,D Foreman Adams was com- _
of their best to the federal service, ing out of the Trafalgar Road at Money Down The
the more effectively will the Feder- Fond Canie when he collided with "
t ion ,be able to operate, and the Mr. Gerard W inston's big Ford Deep
more' rapid the rate of improvement, going to Shawford, resulting in
in the area is likely to be." considerable damage to the Ford. Nuclear submarine "Thresher"
*" Federation of East Caribbean That same day on the Imperial which recently went down in the
lTer r s" a .f-. O l-. 0 .,AUM_ Rrl- R a ir Atlantic whilst on trials, with rhi
Cmnd 1991, April 1963. volved in another accident with ba O Ot 129 crewmen, was valued at
P.W.D. truck as a result of which $45 million U S. (about $75 mil-
----- he had to be treated for minor injur- lion W. 1.). Incidentally the report
ies by Dr. Clay. Mr. Robinson's of the Clay Committee published
Holy Family Feast Hillman is a total wreck. same day (on U.S. External Aid)
recommends that no aid be given to;
underdeveloped countries unless the
At Morne Prosper U. S. can itself get something in
nenai E uI TUrE N uE return.

The annual feast of the Holy
Family was duly celebrated at Morne
Prosper on Easter Monday. In
bright sunshine the beautiful altar
stood in the church grounds where
a good congregation attended the
High Mass at 9 o'clock, led by the
village choir and celebrated by the
parish priest, Revd. Fr. Berghe.
Just before the mass a small ban -
ner dedicated to Jesus, Mary and
Joseph was solemnly blessed; it was
carried by four titlee girls dressed in
white and veiled. Attending from
the Cathedral were Father Michel-
brink and Father Gelaude who gave
the sermon on th e need for a good
family life.
The ceremony closed with shore
procession led by school children,
guides and brownies in uniform;
then came the banner followed by
more girls in white, wearing coronets,
each with a lily in her hand. All
joined in the recitation of the Rosary
and sang lustily the appropriate

rLurLi iin i ii frLnLO
CORPORAL E.Lewis of Trin-
idad C I.D back in Dominica af-
ter 19 years to visit bis father S.
J. Lewis AWAY in U.S.A. &
Canada for a month, Minister
Ducreay and P.S. Joffre Robin-
here for a short while tosettle the
children back in school CURTIS
Knight, WHO water engineer fitn-
ally arrived accompanied by the
Chief Regional Engineer WHO *
R.P. ST. LUCE will be Minister
of Trade & Produc'ion in the a-
bsence of N.A.N. Ducrav PRI-
Mi. Angus Ogilvy at Westmins-
ter Abbey had the biggest assem-
blage of Royalty seen for many
years Itst Wednesday I ORD
HUME, British Foreign Secre-
tary is paying an official visit to
Deputy Premier of the Congo
will be released s-ortly JOSHUA
NKOMA leader of banned S.Rho-
desian Zimbabwe ABU will head
a government in exile in Dar-

South Africa's
South African public libraries
are being forced to burn hundreds
of books now on the white-domina-
ted government's banned list.
Among the authors proscribed:
Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Hemingway
and Faulkner. The government even
banned the children's book "Black
Beauty," until the censors discover-
ed it was about a horse! ANP

On Friday the 19th. April a
dance was held under the Chairman-
ship of Mrs. Hugh Fabien, at Thib-
aud Govw School room in aid of the
Village Mr.A. Alexander,
Secretary of the Thibaud Village
Council and Chairman of the enter-
tainment committee, g a v e his full
support to make the dance a success,
I beg to thank the villagers and out-
villagers for their attendance and their
behaviour. Permit me to confess
that I was very pleased and I must
say that this was one of the best dan-
ces that ever pass in the village of
Thibaud. I also wish to thank
Mr, Bosuit Bontiff for sending his
truck for the Bandsmen free of charge.
On Saturday morning the cash was
handed over to me by the Secretary
where we had a check-up immediate-
ly among the councillors with the
exception of the Treasurer who did
not take pir in the dance. At the
,,i.... ,_ _ ._t 1 -. .e Ad :i o ,-a
After paying the Band $50.oo and
our e: cash, which will be deposited at the
Treasury on the Thibaud Village
Council fund.
Though it was rainy that night, I
am well pleased with that successful
dance and hope that in a future:
dance we will try our best to do as.
we have done that Easter Friday night
and even more for the use and benefit.
ofThibaud Village.
Thanks Mr. Editor for allowing
this space to me
Contributed by: HUGH FABIEN,
Chairman, Thibaud V. Council
John Lev-Wilson 0. D,, optha'mic
optician, has arrived and can be
consulted at his office downstairs
Sutton Hotel.


S Tickets for the Red Cross Concert to take place onI
Friday May 10 (St. Gerard's Hall, 8.30 p.m.) are now on
sale at the Unique Store.
tU* **^.^^^..- -- * *.^^ ^--

Wesley Principal
Visit Of H. M. S. Recovers Our new offices facing Peebles Park
WhirlWind Recoves will be open for business at 9 a.m. on
Miss M. Beswick, B.A. Monday 29th. April from which date
H. M. anti-submarine frigate is now resuming s c h ool the office in Queen Mary Street will be
"Whirlwind" (Commander J C duties after a serious illness, closed.
Lessey, D, S. O,) will arrive at to the gratification of col- W.S. RICHARDSON
Prince Rupert's Bay, Ports mouth at a t n o MANAGER
9 oo a.m. on the 3oth April and leagues, s t u d e n t s and p 2
leaves the island at io pm. 2nd May. friends. I Apr. 27 ,.. ,. .... ,.. ., -.__ , *

'luCCE 100



Christian Unity -- A Fine Gift
-Carib Reserve Correspondent

The people of Dominica will be interested to hear that
just after midnight .on Easter Sunday morning, joyful peals
rang out for the very first time from a pr-t-y and glittering
new bell, generously donated to the Church of the Immacu-
late Conception, Salybia, by Reverend Father Game of
Christiansted, St. Croix.
The interesting point of the gift is that the bell comes
from the Anglican comnmnity of Christiansted to the
Roman Catholic community of Salybia: a wonderful ges-
ture of Christian charity in these days when the Ecu-
menical Council endeavours to foster the unity of all Chris-
We of the HERALD express our congratulations both to the recipients
and the donors,

For And Against Unity
Results Of German Religious Poll
Approximately one half of the Protestant and Catholie citizens in the
Federal Republic of Germany were found to favour a United Christian
Church, when a representative opinion poll was conducted by the Allens-
sbach Institute ofDemoscopy. That this readiness is not due to religious
indifference can be seen from the very fact that it was as widespread among-
st those of the interviewees who regularly attend divine services as it was
amongst the non-practising Christians. Highly unfavourable, however,
was the tenor of replies to the questions, as to what the United Church
should be like. The Catholics think that it would have to be a Catholic
church, while the Protestant said it would have to be a Protestant church;
a thorough reform of divine services was favoured by only one per cent of
of the Catholic and by two per cent of the Protestant advocates of the Un-
ited Church.
The main question of the inquiry had been this: "Let us assume that
the Protestant and Catholic churches could agree'on all important religious
questions and would join in one United Christian Church. Would
you be for or against such United Christian Church?", Of the grown-up
Catholic interviewess 56 per cent stated that they would favour it, while
XI percent ere against it Amongst practising Catholics the share both of
those in favour and by those disfavouring the Unted Church w a s
greater than amongst that of Catholics w ho rarely attend divine
seKices:k Amongst men and women there w a s the same per-
centage, while diff rentation .by age groups revealed Lhat the 16-to 44 old
Catholics were more in favour of unification than the older age g oups. The
highest percentage of those favouring the United Church, with 73 per cent,
were people who had completed their secondary-school education, the low-
est, with 47 per cent affirmative replies, was found amongst the "lower so-
cial layers". Of rural Catholics 49 per cent were in favour of the
United Church, while 53 per cent of workers, 56 per cent ofselfemployed
people, and 69 per cent of salaried employees and civil servants said that
they would like the Church to get together.
Of the Protestants only 42 per cent favoured the unified church, with
20 per cent being outspoken against it. Differences due to frequency of at-
tendance of divine service, by sex, and by age groups did hardly appear.
The greatest readiness to join a unified church, at 59 per cent, was that of
those who had completed their secondary school education, the lowest,
with only 31 per cent of affirmative replies came from the "lower social lay-
er". In rural areas 36 per cent for the united church, and 26 per cent a-
gainstit; 39 per cent of workers were in favour and 18 per cent against it;
of the salaried employees and civil servants 46 per cent were in favour and
22 pet cent against the United Church, of the self employed people that
were interviewed for the poll 54 per cent were for it and only 15 per cent

Seeking For Ideal Ministers

The "German Tribune" recently published an article
with a heading indicating that new Ministers of Govern-
ment are needed in West Germany. We reproduce below
one of the "blueprints":-

Labour And Social Affairs:
Expert Work Required
The Minister of Labour must think of his work under
three aspects: He must regard society as it really is today
with its inherent tendencies of change (the makers of social
laws have known far too little about it); secondly he must
study economic conditions and the consequences of social
policy (these have been insufficiently looked into in the
past); and he must provide for the future of social policy
within a supra-national scope (social policy today still has
markedly national features).


The future Minister of Labour
must be an expert able to forget
most of the lime that he was
either a party politician, or a
trade unionist or a friend of the
employers. Much more impor-
tant than his origins will be
profound knowledge and intelle-
ctual independence. Disqualify-
ing characteristics will be narrow-
mindedness, stubbornness, the
lust for polemics, and the zeal of
a missionary. What the Minister
does not know of the details,
he will have others tell hitr. A
Minister of Labour who wants
to be his own administrative
permanent secretary will be a
failure fiom the very beginning.
The apparatus of bureaucra-
cy must be imbued with modern
scientific knowledge of econ-
omics and of social studies and
sociology. The lawyers should
not start out with everything,
theirs should only be the last
job giving things the final touch.
A Minister of Labour without a
scientific abvisory council, with-
out a department that studies
the basic requirements, will mis-
judge the true dimensions of this
assignment; after all four fifths of
the population of this country
derive their livelihood from a
dependent occupation, i. e from
being employed by others. Drafts
and new laws submitted must be
based on scientific foundations.
It is not necessary, as in the pas!,
to have every legislative session
pass several social laws. And
indeed, anyone exposing himself
to a pressure of time will lack the
superiority and mastery of affairs
which is required to do justice
to the problems.
Once the Minister of Labour
has turned his Ministry into the
best possible instrument for this
end he must try to be useful for
o'uff umrSieu]c ad ui'ppsi ,o'u.
He should consider any rhetoric
pugilism unworthy. Respect to
Parliament and proud upright-
ness arising out of the inner au-
thority of the man who lives for
his task: these should be the
prime movers and motives of the
future Minister of Labour. His
thinking should not be limited by
any line. He should live in con-
tact with the whole nation.
His great task is this: this coun-
try has not yet a modern labour
code; no comprehensive social
reform has been aenuved. Spo-
radic laws and legislation rush
from draft to draft, from one
date to the next deadline; this is
a state of affairs that has outlived

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 event they have not
been received, copies are available
on request from the Accountant
General, Treasury Chamber, Roseau.
G.O. 40 Apr. 20, 27


1863 1963

(Conl. f'om7 our last issue)
Organization Of Red Cross

A world wide movement must have at least a skele-
ton organization to pull together its many activities. In the
Red Cross this consists of five divisions: The International
Conference of the Red Cross, which is the supreme deli-
berative authority; the Standing Commission, which ensures
continuity of co-ordination; the International Committee of
the Red Cross, a neutral, independent institution composed
of 25 Swiss citizens, which works for continual improve-
ment of the Geneva Conventions; the League of Red Cross
Socie ies, which is a world federation of 88 Red C r o s s,
Red Crescent and Red Lion and Sun Societies, and the
national Red Cross Societies with their many branches.
The International Committee, direct successor of the
committee which, in 1863, undertook the task of putting
Dunant's ideas into practice, can be called humanity's inter-
mediary in time of war, civil war and internal disturbances.
It is an institution which is private, independent and strictly
neutral in all political, ideological and religious matters. Its
intervention is intended to ensure respect for war victims in
their capacity as human beings, and to give them moral and
material assistance.
This committee has no governing functions, though
it is the principal agent of international humanitarian law.
It develops this law by preparing drafts for the introduction
of new provisions or the revision of existing ones.
The committee has a special function of great import-
ance: the oversight of conditions under which prisoners of
war live. At the end of 1946, its card index relating to
prisoners and internees included about 3 million c a r d s.
The committee reunites, or helps to reunite, members
families dis.ersed by war events. ,_,
Because of its undoubted neutrality and integrity, ti,
International Comimittee is ideally situated to be the body
which centralizes, forwards and distributes relief supplies.
It affords a guarantee to the donors that such supplies will
be distributed equitably in accordance with their wishes.

The League
Formation of the League of Red Cross Societies in
1919, and the corsequent broadening of the programme of
the Red Cross to include the relief of suffering in peace as
well as in war, led to a more general acceptance of the Red
Cross id:a through ut the world.
As stated in its statutes, the League's duties are: to act
as permanent liaison agent between national Red C r o s s
societies; to co-operate in all spheres of their work, especially
for the improvement of health, the prevention of disease and
the mitigation of suffering; to represent and speak for the
national societies on the international level in accord with
resolutions adopted by the board of governors; to encourage
and facilitate the establishment and the development of acti-
vities of national societies; to be the guardian of the integrity
and interests of the member societies.
(Cont onpage 4)


S "Enrolment forms and Prospectuses for Training
)Courses by Correspondence in Co-operation and Business
Methods 1963-1964 have been received by the Sociali
Development Department,
f Interested Persons are asked to get in touch with the
iCo-operative Officer,"
2 Registrar of Co-operatives
IMar.2--Apr. 26



We publish the following by request:--
Resolution on RTC
(passed as amended)
By the Honourable Nominated Member (Mr. E.C. Loblack)
WHEREAS theCommit:ec of the Inquiry into the Roseau Town
Council has found:
(1) That the Audit has tried in vain to get the Council to be up
to date in its account.
(2) That advances are b:ing made to the staff without any proper
record being kept.
AND WHEREAS in the opinion of the Committee, there ap-
pear to have been too great a readir.ess to write off public funds
(consider dissolving) *
BE IT RESOLVED that Government, dissolve the Town Coun-
cil as early as possible.
(consider nominating) *
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Government, nom-
inate members to hold office at the pleasure of Government.



An old hunter, unearthed from his lair in the high
woods, says that he saw the Diablotin when he was a child
and remembers killing many of them, not w.th guns, for
they are night birds; he said, and fly out to sea at about eight
o'clock at night, returning again to their burrows in the
mountainside at about five o'clock' in the morning. They
used to cut a wide path across the bush which the b i r d s
w ou d be obliged to pass over to reach their holes, in
which they lit fires, and the returning birds dazzled by the
light fell and were quickly clubbed to death. This had
to be done quickly for the birds fought viciously and could
do great damage with their strong claws and h o o k e d
b e a k s. Son Esprit crooks his forefinger and says, "All
m e a parrot." That, he says, is why they were called
"Ialr;n it "was better you had a razor and cut your
,.n self, than to be struck by the Diablotin!" Many peo-
.le believe that Esprit has seen the bird. He may have been
ten or twelve when he.saw it last, and he must be between
sixty and seventy years old. What he knows about most
things is right, and what he says of the bird corresponds
with the legend. It came to the holes each year to clean
and prepare them in advance of the time when they came to
lay their eggs, and he was right in his assertion that the birds
had several openings to their burrows and were also caught
in bags put over the holes left open after the rest had been
blocked. This links the bird with the known habits of
petrels and also its characteristics as described by Labat over
two hundred years ago when that astute observer saw many
of them and ate them with relish.
When Esprit was asked if he thought there were any
Diablotins left now he said he thought there must be a few
in the more remote parts of the mountain which were so
difficult of access that nobody would trouble to go there for
so little chance of reward. But when he was ordered to cut
a trail up the mountain, five, six, seven years ago, he heard
the Diablotin cry, and was sure he had made no mistake
about that and Son Esprit is not apt to make mistakes
about the cries of Dominican birds. Fishes also, with a
large bite out of them, have been found upon a large waste
of ground called the Savannah, which he believed to have
been dropped by Diablotins returning to their nests.
When Son Esprit saw the living had beat them to death in a fire,
Aestrelata hesitate he said at once t he y probably were! Our
in a grieved voice, "No, that is not simpler people do no t know
a Diablotin!" Its beak was not the names of colours and
hooked enough, its tail was too should not be criticized upon that
short that was only a 'duck", score. Others think that proves the
which he would be apt to call al- old man unreliable as a witness.
most any sea-gull. He had shot Sir CharlDs Belcher, who in addi-
that kind of bird and knew it or tion to being a judge is well known
said he did. He thought that there as a good amateur ornithologist,
were plenty of those at Avis island, could not believe that any petrel
But there were holes in his story too. ever possessed a beak remotely resem-
He was vague about the colours of bling that of a part and was no
the Diablotin and sa d they differed in more satisfied with the description of
colour like domestic fowls. They its long tail than anybody else was
were all colours and believers satisfied by the picture of a raven-
think that by the time a small boy I like bird, without webbed feet, with

which Pare Labat's book is illustrat-
ed. Could the old man be confusing
the petrel with the guachero which
he had seen in Trinidad and Vene-
zuela that is sometimes called a
Diablotin. Could it be the giant
petrel, which has never been found
so far north before? Was it likely
that a dozen responsible men who
searched for the bird twenty years
ago, believing that it would sell for
a large price, had failed to find any
trace'ofit, or anybody who had
heard of it when this man, and
perhaps his father, were living in
the interior? Why had they not
discovered Son Esprit. The mystery
still awaits solution, but the captured
bird is certainly the very rare capped
petrel known only from Dominica
and Guadeloupe, except two obvio-
usly wind-blown specimens caught
in Norfolk, England, and Boulogne
France Perhaps the real Diablotin
is as mythical as the sea-serpent, but
it is noteworthy that no naturalist
or Church dignitary has ever yet
given so close a description of a
sea-serpent none has ever claimed
to have eaten one or been eaten by
one nor left minute directions
about the manner in which it was


The Roseau Roma n
Catholic Cathedral was the
scene of the wedding on
Ir, _
store-clerk Miss An g e a
Leblanc arid Police Con-
stable Joshua James.
The constant pealing of
the bells at 4:30 p.m. her-
alded Miss Leblanc (given
in marriage by her cousin,
Chief Minister E.O.
Leblanc) to the Church
doo r, where a number of
guides and rangers formed a
Guard of Honour.
The bride wore a gown
f bridal satin and Chantil-
ly lace: its bodice was made
with a sweetheart neckline
and wrist length sleeves with
peaks, The laced skirt with
satin was made in fare, and
formed a train, attached with
b r i d a 1 roses and pearls.
A round coronet held her
:hree-tiered short veil in
place. She carried a bou-
quet of red roses and ferns.
A rhinestone necklace com-
pleted her wedding costume.
The Rev. Father Berghe
officiated. T he reception,
attended by Minister
N. A.N. Ducreay and
Lawyer J. B. M. Armour
among others, was held at
:he home of Mr. and Mrs.
Lancaster, Goodwill.



Tuesday, the 16th April, 1963,
at 4.30 p.m, at Portsmouth, was the
date of a beautiful wedding, when
Miss Adeline Charles, Telephone
Operator daughter of Mr & Mrs
A. P. Charles, Merchant, Ports-
mouth, was joined in Holy Matri-
mony, to Mr Ralton Green, Mec-
hanic, son of Mr. & Mrs Justine
Green of Dos d' Ane, at the Rom-
an Catholic Church, Portsmouth,
The couple entered the church,
u d e r Guard of Honour of the
Portsmouth Gii Guides and
Brownies, the bride being the
Brown Owl of that Company. She
was also a member of the Children
Of Mary Confraternity. The Cere-
mony was attended by three Rever-
end Fathers and performed by Rev

erend Father Haie, Assistant Parish
Priest, who also delivered a very
appropriate Sermon to the bride and
bridegroom. A Nuptial Mass was
The Bride was given away by
her uncle, Mr. Nicholson Joseph,
and the bridegroom's brother in-law
Mr. Ashton Hyson, acted as best-
man. The bride was conducted by
Reverend Father Haie to the Blessed
Virgin Mary's altar, where she offer
ed her Child-of-Mary ribbon and
bouquet. She carried a bouquet of
Eucharist lillies. Both bride &
bridegroom bestowed a ring on each
The bride looked charming, clad
all in xhite in a beautiful wedding
gown of rich glittering brocaded
(Cont. on page 10)




.Ooor Mats, Office Chairs, Wire Netting,
Kitchen Sinks, Iron Rods; Cement In
Bags, Paints, Water Piping And Fittings;
$Stoves, Electric Kettles, Water Heaters'I
ani Stanley Toola
/U.. .. .. .I ..... UIh,....i. .
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Have you seen the 1963 Valiant?
It is a bea uty,
It is an American model built in Canada,
It travels so smoothly you believe it does not move,
It is so magnificent other Cars
Move aside to let it pass,
It is roomy-can take five of your friends
to see you off at that long distance Airport,
Ask for demonstration, given'in the afternoons;
Then compare price, ease and performance!

14, Franklyn Lane,
Apr. 20--








Red Cross Centenary
(Continued from page 2)

A fundamental principle of the
League is absolute freedom from
political or religious discrimination.
Its expenses are met by voluntary
contributions from iti constituent
societies. It maintains close liaison
with organizations whose work is of
interest to the Red Cross, notably
the United Nations and its specia-
lized agencies.
Of the League's work it may be
said that it is achieving one of the
noblest aspirations of humanity: the
establishment of closer ties, true
understanding and a spirit of brother-
ly service among all nations.

National societies

And now we come back to the
national society, the bed-rock of
Red Cross work.
In the organization of the Red
Cross at Geneva a hundred years ago
it was agreed that the societies of
the various countries would do more
effective work if they were national
instead of international in character.
The treaty provides that in every
country forming a national society
there shall be a central committee,
recognized by its own government
and by the International Committee
of the Red Cross.
The central national committee is
expected to encourage the formation
of local branches and to be respon-
sible for their work; to provide
supplies to be used in emergencies;
to have a trained force of'. workers
ready to go into action at any moment;
and in time of war it must not only
.distribute supplies -butend' ;t.,
nurses and assistants into the field.

International Service

There are no boundaries in the
Red Cross world. As soon as
needs for a disaster area are made
known to the Canadian Red Cross
an efficient group of relief people
begin assembling the required sup-
plies, and through the co-operation
of the Royal Canadian Air Force
and domestic and international air
lines the packages are rushed to the
scene of the disaster without charge
for transportation. In 1961 there
were 39 countries given aid, and
892 missing persons were located for
their relatives.
The largest effort was required in
behalf of the victims of the hurricane
in British Honduras. A relief fund
raised under chairmanship of the
President of the Royal Bank was
handed to the Red Cross for
expenditure on emergency supplies
and building materials. The Wo-
men's Work Committee shipped 82
cases ofclothing, and the Junior
Red Cross sent clothing, health kits
and school supplies. Two Cana
dian workers helped the local branch
of the British Red Cross Society.

Life-saving Blood

An article in CIL Oval said
several years ago: "Giving blood is
the simplest way in which an indi-
can serve others. It takes about half
an hour of your time. It is harm-
less; in fact it often has a slight bene-
ficial effect."
Red Cross which maintains medi-
cally competent personnel- physi-


Get Rid Of Ne'er-Do-Wells; Ecffiiency Wanted!

cans, nurses 1nd technicians- in Those who believe that I am politically asleep, are making a fata
its depots and laboratories, helped by mistake. Like Mt. Etna in Sicily, I am not extinct but dormant. and wil
voluntary non-technical workers, re- erupt when the time comes. To put it another way I have been doing politi
fuses either to pay for or charge for cal re each during my journalistic recess. More than six months ago
the blood that it collects from vol- made an effort to draw the country's artntion to the hopelessness of the va-
unteer donors and distributes to hos- rious Government Departmenti due to the inefficiency of some of the Heads
pitals. Tle provincial governments and I got no support. Time and history will tell: it is not until the car ol
of Canada provide the premises and a particular individual goes over the precipice that a back wall is installer
maintain them, the Red Cross pro- When Mr, W.S. Stevens Minister of Labour and Social Services mentioned
videos the staff and equipment, and in the presence of Mr. S. Lestrade, Mayor ofRoseau that Mr. Cousin
citizens donates their blood. e of Chief of Police was incapable, in organising the proper functioning oi
Women's Work Committees, assist- the Dominica Police Force, Mr. Lestrade thought here was his opportunity
ed by Junior Red Cross branches, to make capital of this statement, and he would play politics with it.
have manufactured all the surgical But this was not to be so. It is a true philosophical state that geniuses
supplies snch as swabs, wipes and are usually considered mad: But where there is no vision the people per-
dressings, used by the service in its ish.
depots and donor clinics. The recent Carnival tragedy justifies the above statement of the ma]
This brief outline of the Red administration of the Police Force. There is great and urgent heed for a
Cross on the occasion of its Cen- Suitable ;.ead of this department, and all those in it who contribute to its
teary has omitted scores ofreferenc- hopelessness. There are rany other departments as well which require
es which might have been made to suitable Heads, in order that government policy can be effectively carried
work done during the Moroccan out and that this country can be aware of its national consciousness. His
paralysis epidemic, to which the Hon. the Adminsstrator must make it his point of duty as Head of the Es.
Canadian Red Cross contributed 17 tabllshments to secure capable personnel as Heads of Departments and es-
specially qualified doctors and phy. specially his own the Police Force.
slotherapists (more than any other Education and Public Works must be taken care ofin respect There
country except Switzerland), ,I56 is no need, to cater for advanced constitution if the chief instruments to car
junior Red Cros relief kits, and ry out the implications prescribed in the policy of Government are not ca-
many thousands of items for hospital able, and lack integrity,
and rehabilitation use. The story The words "Positive Action", we.e responsible for Quammie Nkru.
has not mention drugs and supplies mah being imprisoned and today he is President of Ghana Positive active
and the hospital b:ddings contribut- must be taken if this Government is to survive. British and Local Tax.
ed by Canadian Red Cross to Hun- payer's money must be respected, and to budget salaries for square Pegs ir
garian refugees, or the Siblin Voca- round holes or for people who have little or no interest in their work will
onal Trang Centre Lebanon prove uneconomical in the long run resulting in a total waste of public
made possible by gifts from Canada. funds. Government must take the bull by the horns or in other words
It has not gone into detail about the take the initiative to face danger. Courage and guts are needed to secure
Red Cross physicians and nurses truth and right. "For rightousness Exalteth a nation but sin is reproach
and helpers who served in the wars to any people". "And the voice of the people is the voice of God".
in which Canada was engaged
Organised in 1863 for the relief
of wounded soldiers, the Red Cross --
:basgiven the task__every_ attention
and it has extended its work ofBOOK VIEW
mercy iito peace time. As Mr.
Hammarskjold said, it has won the How Could The Germans Do ItP
gratitude of men of goodwill every-
where. The German Resistance By Gerhard Bitter -- Praeger, New York

Girl Guides From

Led by Fulbright Skipper

Antigua-- Dominica youth rela-
tions, already enchanced by the
young cricketing visitors of St.
Joseph's Academy, reached a new
height last Wednesday, when con-
tingent of smart Girl Guides drop-
ped in by M.V. Federal Maple.
The Antigua Guides were head-
ing for camp in Trinidad and enjoy-
ing a familiarisation tour of the other
Islands en route. While in port
they were luncheon guest of Mrs.
Lorna Robinson, Dominica's Guide
Leader of the group was Skipper
Mrs V, Starnes, a Fulbright scholar
from the United States who has
been living in Antigua for about 18
months, ably seconded by Miss
Irene Joshua of Antigua, whose nep-
hew is one of St. Joseph's Academy
cricket team. Other members of
the Party were Miss Hyacinth Fran-
cis, Lieutenant of the roth Antigua
Company, Miss Nellie Daniel,
Tawny Owl of the Third Brownie
Pack; Miss Ilma James, Ag. Cap.
tain of the Third Antigua Guide
Co., and nine Sea Rangers, young.
est of whom is Miss Yvette Davis,
whose sister Cecile holds an im-
portant position in the United Na-
tions office, Trinidad.











The Freiburg Historian Gerbard Ritter has drawn a truly mas-
terly picture of the German Resistance, using the life of tl e former
Lord Mayor of Leipzig Carl Go.rdeler, is almost a skeleton into
which he fits the event from the time of the Weimar Republic towards
the final breakdown of the "1000-Year-Reich". His amazingly
concise and clear analysis of the international and German condi-
tions give answer s to many of those questions constantly asked
about 'he Hitler epoch: Just how cou d this happen that a people of
sixty million diligent educated citizens could allow Hitler and his
henchman to take over the helm of the state? How was it possible
that the horror of concentration camps was endured and condoned
for so long a time? Why did the Ge mans not revolt at the atrocity
of the Nuremberg Laws" and their implications like sterilizations,
eugenic euth, nasia and the so called "F nil So uti in" of the Jewish
question? With the brush of a master in clear strokes Ritter paints
the economic and political situation of 'he thirties and the conse-
quences of Versailles. He describes the bogus legality of the seizure
of power by H.tler, the impact of the Concordat, which was under-
stoad by the majority of still hesitant Germans as an approval of
Church and international power. Ritter's understanding of the edu-
cational anil pseudo intellectual background of tne Junker-cast
makes fascinating reading, in spite of the sometimes heavy style of
the German scientist, which by the way does not improve by trans-
The tragic events of Carl Goerdefer's life, including his trial
pact with the devilish powers in order to save what could be saved,
his courage, at time almost amounting to foolh rtiness, his never
flagging sincerity and integrity, his personal charm and power of
pe suasion, imprint themselves in a most vivid manner on th- reader.
The wealth of pointed and precise description of all the many sided
figures in the drama throws light on a period of history whizh we
may not forget if we want to survive in our own times.
Though this book can be read by the uninitiated reader, the
student of history, economics anb polities can find background
material enough to satisfy even the most scien'iiely inclined.
For those interested in the fight of Christian Churches against
the devil incarnate Hitler" would perhaps merit greater depth and
length in the English translation, but as stated in the foreword this
translation was necessarily a selection. The critical apparatus and
the source references whet the appetite for more reading and betray
the acriby* of the author. Truiy a book well worth reading.-
(This book is now available in the Free Library)
Painstakingly exact

Paper Seized

Number 549 of the weekly
Catholic newspaper "La Semaine
Afiicaine" (African Week), pub-
lisned in Brazzaville, Congo,
was seized by order of the gov-
ernment. The news was announced
in the following issue 1550) by
the editor who -aid that no rea-
son has been given officially for
the seizure. However, the manage-
ment of the newspaper, which is
rub ishr-d by the Fathers of the
Congregation of the Holy Spirit
under the direction of an African
priest-Abbe Louis Badilla-has
announced that the measure must
have been taken because of a
commentary which African Week
published on a talk made by
Abbe Fu'bert Youlou, president
of the Congo (Brazzaville) Re-
public, to 'Afiican elites" The
incident marked the first time in
12 years of existence thit the pa-
per had been the object of seizure.

Shrimps With

The Federal German Research
Institute for Fishery Biology has
stocked an ocean area of mud
banks with shrimps marked with
plastic identification tags. The
scientists hope that this fxperi-
me, t will give them valuable
knowledge about the migration
of these ocean animals. All fish-
ermen in this area have been
asked to record the location of
catch, date and time, whenever
they catch any of the marked

Quote Of The

One doubts if there can be a
greater contradiction than to
have a Party verl ally champion
the cause of the poor, and by
their actions impose an almost
insuperable burden on the same
people. Laertes, Barbados
Daily News.

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A Sequen
Three young handsome rr
Died before their time
'Or did they.
Was it a sacrifice
To an unborn institution'
Is it necessary for drama
To impose upon our feelings
.Lash after lash
Of suffering?
Is this how the wild spirits
In us are tamed?
Or was the sacrifice nature's
Way of givii.g birth. .
The moment of conception.
To a new institution --ma
Yet, inspired by who knows wh
Power, is that the word for
What balances production wi
consumption .. *
In our ignorance, we feed o
bodies fu
What fuel exists for the min
for the spirits, for the soul, i
the se
Are we all children, unable
seek answers,
To questions which burn
In our imaginations, which exist
We are told that the answers a

Be found in ancient texts, bible
and sacred books .
Must we really choose
Between burning the books
And suffocating from lack of it
S sigh
The young men burned and die
Some could easily say'
They were crucified
* xlemara-or premeditated cnii
Does it really matter?
Can we transfer our guilt
To that ofa scapegoat?
Arc we guilty because the m
-Before their time?
How can anyone die before h
Vou have a time anI T have

And there are those of us
Who conceive af something.
the slf perha
Which is deathless, existing b
yond life itself.


Now that our principal source
due to the price-rise paid for banar
few things we can do ourselves to
there is a special type of yellow dio
stem just after the flowe sageg. I
these plastic tubes and bag all flow
pounds produced would b-ing $5..
go to the trouble and expense ofsp

Ci ORNER Martinique is noted for its heavier stem and its lack of blow-downs. We Worse Than Ever
believe that if Dominica switched over to this Cavendish plant, we would
raise more tons of fruit to the acre than any island but things are not as
ce of Questions simple as that: the Cavendish is also noted to be a very delicate fruit and if We h a v e received the
the stem were not dam:rced being heac.ed up and down muddy ravines, following release fro m the
ien And what is life; is it conscious- it would surely become bruised being jolted around in a truck to the recel. Governme nt Information
ess tion station- -and if the stem survived all these harsh conditions, it might
I am conscious ofone thing become damaged while being loaded on the banana boac here or unloaded Service:-
Which haunts my mind... It in England. The chances of the Cavendish arriving at the "greengrocers" "Of late statements have
has to do for the British housewife to buy are much less than for the Lacatan variety been appearing in the Press,
With Nature's balance...... that we plant almost exclusively here. So if you are confused by all the local and otherwise, in con-
Does it haunt yon, too talk and articles you read about our main crop, rest assured that if and nection with steps alleged to
The lives were :aken, I believe when better bananas are raised, Domin/ca will raise them first. The men t
Or rather should I say, conceive responsible for the success of Dominica bananas know the;r business well- h a v e been taken by the
Within the frameword of my bat- even if they use horse and-buggy methods of educating the planter-- and Chief Minister to have him
tcred insight if you will take the time to go to them and listen to their rambling, often approve news on matters of
To balance out accounts which poorly explained ideas, you will be enriched by their knowledge. a p u b 1 i c or a political
needed to be But that brings us to the broad, general subject of education for the nature before being broad-
Balanced; who can question the average Dominican. Like all human organisms, the Dominican will nature before being broad
Inevitable acts invariably ask "why"' and it would appear that the answer to this wlhy" cast.
de, Of something done and passed, must com- first . before actual education. "Why is education good" By way of clarifying the
hat in Time "Why should we learn sore hiing"' Not: Why learn to read?" misunderstandings w h1 c h
S Who can say, could it have been Why study agriculture?" "Why ask questions or why watch a appear to have been created,
otherwise? successful planter plant?" the following must be noted.
;th We, those who are still free to The materialistic world requires more education to earn more money to Government directed that
think they think, become more materialistic. But if you are not materialistically minded, if
ur Can only conceive, perceive, cur- you do not care whether you have refrigeration. for example, or running instructions be issued to the
lel mise, guess, suspect, water out of a "pipe" righ: in your kitchen-or even whether your young Manager of W. I. B. S.,
d, That forces which aroiuse our children run around the streets naked ifyou do not care about this, then Grenada and the Programme
for feelings y'ou do not need education For generations most of us in Dominica have Assistant for W. 1. B. S.,
If, Are at work creating something trudged up to the mountains in the morning and have trudged back down oseau by the ChiefMinis-
to dramatic again in the afternoon. The purpose, ofcourse, is to tend our gardens up Roseu b e ief iis
Within our consciousness, for fuel where the rainfall is better. We grow bananas and ground provisions up ter's office informing them
to some in the hills which daily we carry back down to the sea side where we live that, no matter of a Political
st, Parts of our psyche .... We do not need educating. In fact, as long as we live like this, educa- nature or affecting the vital
ire Some parts which need fuel as tion is wasted on us. interest of the community or
to much as our stomach needs But cr.ete a spark of deire for something better and what happens the good Government there-
es, Its vitamins and minerals and pro- Now the old pattern will not fit. Satisly the "Why?" and people will ree v
teins etc. respond. And convincing people that they are "unhappy" doing certain of, should be released over
Fuel for thought. .. things so they will stop do:ng them is the reverse type of psychology being the W.I.B.S., Grenada and
We need an institution which used successfully around the globe today. Roseau, before being submit-
nwill encourage us We asked a man the other day if he would like to learn to read. ted to that office for appro-
itn. To THINK. He asked: "Why?" "Read about what?" And there you bave "for- val.
ed Which will train us to think mal education's" problems But ask a man if he would like to hive a The Manager of W.I.BS
An academy dedicated to a car . yes, how can I get one? Earn more money. How? Raise more The Manager of W.I.S.,,
study of the processes -figi How? Read how lo do it! Oh! Grenada hasalsoheenadea -
ne nogt. Tn case you have marvelled at the big store called Astaphan's Shop- ed that these instructions ap-
ogic, Reason, Introspection, ping Centre, just think about this. Asraphan's have about 5o,oo0 different ply equally to news items sent
Objectivity, items.... and each and every item had to bepassed through Customs, direct from Dominica and
Consciousness of the cosmos had to have a warrant made out oh it, had to have. someone fill out this not through the Programme
en And of our significant signifi- silly form with its many useless blanks and spaces, its quadruplicate copies "
ed chance. .. and someone from Astaphan had to wait in line at the Customs office Assistant.
Three men, handsome, young. while the overworked clerks there (there are only two men behind the grille
his Consumed in flames.. who process the warrants for the entire island) checked and re-checked, look-
At the height of the carnival ed up in the tariff book, leafed through the ship's manifest to make doubly
:a celebration. sure the item imported was, in fact on such-and-such a boat. . then bang 26 Mental Nurses
Is their memory bang, bang, goes the numbering machine on the warrant. .. three times
Burned into our minds on the original, twice on the second copy, once on each of the third and Qualify In
Branded on to our brains: fourth copy. . and then on the manifest, then on the bill of lading, then Bar
ps What can we dedicate to them.. bang, bang, bang goes the stamp of the Customs Office itself on all the Barbados
X- For this seems the way.. .copies, initial the bang, bang, bang, .. meantime the clock on the wall
Of civilization? goes tick, tick . tock! Twenty-six nurses at the Barba-
JOHN PELTZ PRESMONT So what is so unusual about this: Just that if it takes the miraculous dos Mental Hospital, have now
short time of ten minutes to go through this stupid procedure on ONE passed all their examinations and
item, multiply this by the 50,000 items imported in Astaphans .. what do have become the first Registered
you get? Well, dear reader grasp your hat as this will surely knock it off: Mental Nurses ofBarbados.
it took 48 weeks 5 days 6 hours just to pass the Custom warrants! Now The Mental Hospital Barbados
-" is their any reason for such a horse-and-buggy method; Why must we s now recognized as an established
have such a costly useless hindrance to our daily living? And don't forget nurses training centre by the Nurses
BY BOB & RA Y that once the warrants are "passed" does not mean the end of time-wasting. Council of England Wales. Prior
BY BOB RAY Thee silly warran:s need now have further time spent in checking, recheck to this all the mental nurses who
ing, more banging and stamping, more checking -and one day they are wanted to become registered nurses
e of income has been increased 15 % happily filed, stored, some place. Can't we, a self governing people, given had to r overseas for training. Now
nurses from some of the other West
ias at the reception stations, there are a to imaginative thought, devise a simpler system of importing a packet of pins Indian territories are coming to
increase this still more. For example: from the UK- for a packet of pins takes as long to clear at Customs as Idan terrtosres a e in cm to
then cover thatmaybe tied over the does a bulldozer. Barbados for training.
f one would take the trouble to buy The man or men in Government here who streamline the arduous Recently there were a number
ered stems then the price per hundred business of "passing a warrant" will be remembered, as revered and as Mof mena, Stu Ludents fom Gnada
o2 instead of $4.60. Now, ifone would thanked by a grateful citizenry as if they had invented a cure of cancer! Monserrat, St. Luca and Doibin-
iraying their banana cultivations with Because our present system is a cancer to business. So they say. ca w un e t an
rnnrw there-LL

four or five thousand pounds of ordinary water for two hours each day dur-
ing dry season .. well, the $4.60 you are now getting for Ioo lbs of green
figs would jump to something like $6.00 to $6.25 because this water, or
irrigation, will swell the under-weight stems so that they qualify for ship-
ment and increase the weight of the entire yie'd accordingly.
Incidentally, both the yellow "slicker" stem cover idea and irrigation
during dry weather shorten the growing cycle thereby speeding up the yield
so that more pounds of bananas can be grown on the same land in shorter
time. This agricultural sleight-of-hand trick is immensely valuable.
So much has been said and written about "why doesn't Dominica
produce more tons of banunas to the acre" with the odious comparison of
Martinique cropping up, that one wonders at the source of the facts in these
arguments. The dwarf Cavendish plant that is the main variety planted in

Lent To Caribo

To advise the Caribbean
Organization on reorganiz-
ing and improving its statisti-
cal services for the purposes
of the Caribbean Plan, the
Republic of France recently
made available to the Secret-

ary-General the services of
Mr. Jaques Pellier, Head of
th e Division of Overseas
Departments and Territories
at the Institut National de la
Statistique et des Etudes Eco-
nomiques in Paris.

New Zealand
Offers Teacher
Training etc.
Applications are invited for cour-
ses under the New Zealand External
Aid Programme Details of tbe
courses ean be obtained from the
Education Department, Roseau.

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WE are not certain as to the precise
year in the late Nineteenth Cen-
tury, after the industrial revolution, when
the old seasonal festival of May Day with
its pagan and folklore origins became the
symbolic day of the working people. In
past ages it was customary to bring home
flowers on that date; the ancient Romans
indulged in floral games; the appearance
of Spring was celebrated in northern
climes, and later the people of England
danced around maypoles.
Now the expression May Day stands
all the world over for the international
solidarity of the working man and woman.
Great processions and demonstrations
continue to be held on that day, which
has not always been unmarked by blood-
shed. This year in Dominica there ap-
pears to be some attempt to unite the

APRIL 27, 1963

Labour Union and what remains of the
Labour Party in some sort of fraternal
show. Well, May Day is the anniver-
sary of the Labour Movement, of whatso-
ever factions that movement may consist;
a gesture of good will is not wasted, and
this is hardly the occasion on which to
analyse the sincerity or otherwise of parti-
cipating elements or to point out absentees
who know more poignantly than most
what May Day really means.
It is fitting that the Editor of this news-
paper, who founded the Labour Party of
Dominica and was the West Indies' first
Federal Minister of Labour, should wish
for the labouring people of this territory
the security of full employment, for all
workers by hand or by brain the full fruits
of their industry, and to everybody a very
happy first of,May.

The Chief Minister of Do m i n i ca
-ouild -ave been= weL advis-k-i-U-ccdie-
row over freedom of the air die into ob-
scurity rather than issue a release confirm-
ing the people's worst fears. E v e n
publication of the original letter which he
directed to WIBS would have been more
factually satisfactory and enlightening.
As it stands, the release has. a menac-
ing and enslaving ring which all sensitive
persons find alarming. Imagine instruct-
ing the Manager of WIBS how to deal

St. Alphonsus Musi
Holy Name Glass
Society Lovers
the first time
Inauguration Of Officers of violin an
fessional mus
The Spiritual Director of the Alice Danel
St. Alphonsus Holy Name So-
ciety. Rev. Fr. Felix performed a small and
the installation ceremony of offi- Sunday.
cers during a low mass held at The pr
Goodwill on Sunday last.
After mass members and their music-starvec
guests assembled for their moo- that a long
thly meeting at the church performance
schoolroom. The new President
Mr. Joffie Robinson, gave his The vi
inaugural address and the parish bers himself,
priest, Rev. Father Francis pre- language.
sented the framed appreciation iaid of th
awards to past officers: these in- ad
cluded Bros. Oliver Cruickshank, Monsieur Lt
Thomas Bannis, E. L. Pierre and has made rec
Bernard Eugene. The Past Presi- le. Dane
dent's Spetial Badge went toane
Broil ers J. J. Remain and Oliver in her own i
Cruickshank. With t
At the conclusion of the meet- best, if possi
ing Bro. Bernard Moses spoke
on behalf of the invitees (from violin and p
Roseau and St. Joseph H. N. Lucette poss
Societies), saying that they looked que and abi
upon the St. Alphonsus Society
as a model. was played v

with news items sent direct from Domin-
.] ,t1 emn at -_r eI

-t-a as wrll as tfose cHauatlDg irom me
Programme Assistant!
Everybody should be aware that the
C. M. of Dominica is only one of an
Advisory Council to the Windward
Islands Broadcasting Service and has no
constitutional right to interfere unilaterally
in such a manner except perhaps during a
state of emergency, which extraordinary
condition would surely have to be de-
clared by the Administrator-in-Council.

cal Treat From Martinique
sical Concert at St. Gerard's Hail
of fully-developed "classical" music were, for
for many years, able to hear a full programme
d piano music played in a concert hall by pro-
icians, when Professor Pierre Lucette and Mile.
gave a performance in the St. Gerard's Hall to
appreciative audience on the night of Easter

ogramme was long, but never tedious for the
d listeners. Such an opportunity was so rare
programme was a necessity another s u c h
may not take place for a long time to come.
olinist, M. Pierre Lucette, introduced the num-
in his own inimitable variation of the English
Both of the artists, who gave their services free
e Youth Trust F u n d, are from Martinique:
ucette is already well-known in Dominica and
cordings here of our almost buried folk music:
1, the pianist, is a well-known teacher of music
island and is only partially sighted.
he words of Pierre Lucette ".... alors, I play my
ble" the concert started with a Kreisler Prelude for
piano. It was immediately apparent that Mr.
essed, not only a superb violin, but the techni-
lity to play it, and his rendering of the Kreisler
with Magyar passion.

The second item was a Prelude
and Fueue by J.S. Bach, originally
composed for the organ and trans-
cribed for the piano. Many experts
feel that Bach should ne e- be play
ed using the sustaining pedal;
Mlle. Danel, however, used the
pedal throughout and perhaps this
w.s a; well, since the piano lacked
sonority and had rather a hard
action. The technique suited the
Prelude well but the two parts of
the lugue did not ring separately as
tley should.
Eighteenth Century Grace
The Handel sonata, in classical
form --Prelude, Fugue, Adagio
and Allegro was mainly for the
violin, the piano being mostly an
accompaniment. The Adagio was
particularly wonderfully played and
the Allegro rounded off a perfect
piece of S8th century chamber
Departing from the published
programme (the well-know Beetho-
ven Minuet in C being dropped), a
delightful Minuet (from a manusc.
ript discovered by M. Lucette him-
self) by the English early i8th cen-
tury composer, John Playford, came
next on the programme and the dip
and sway of this graceful dance-
form entranced the audience.
Alice Danel then played three
Schottiches by Chopin which were
enthusiastically received, despite the
difficulty she had with the action of
the piano. M. Lucette followed this
with the Paganini Caprice No. 9 -
a delightful violin piece in which
the horns of the hunters call to each
other through the woods. Written
'by a virtuoso violinist, it is not an
--y ki ll, e _ i

easy piece, our xY. jiuc re s rCnucir
ing was faultless. Another Chopin
piano piece, Scherzo No I, then
followed and was most effective in
the more dramatic sections the
more intimate moments required a

concert grand to bring them out.
Before the intermission, two Fght
pieces were played, first a Grave by
Corelli, a true duet in which the
balance between the instruments was
perfectly maintained, then the light-
some charm of the E flat Rondino
of Beethoven, so unlike his usual

Beethoven's Violin Concerto

After the intermission we were
privileged to hear the main opus of
the evening, the Violin Concerto of
Beethoven. Starting, as it does,
with a long orchestral prelude before
the entry of the solo violin, one had
to imagine for oneself the thunder
of the tympani and the swelling
beauty of the strings and woodwind
sections, all too inadequately substi-
tuted for by piano. Pierre Lucette
was in wonderful tone and gave a
performance which would not have
disgraced any of the famous violin-
ists, Only the first part of the con-
certo was played and one forgave a
momentary falling off towards the
end of a really wonderful virtuoso
performance which include the Kre-
isler Cadenza. Except for a beauti-
fully played Ballade of Chopin by
Mlle. Danel the remainder of the
programme was of lighter pieces by
2oth century composers, Albeniz,
De Falla, Paradis and Kreisler. M.
Lucetie was able, on every occasion,
to produce faultlessly the flickering
grace-note phrase with which the
Caprice Viennois starts, but had
some trouble with the multiple
stopping of which this most diffi-
cult piece is mainly composed,
i ne wrote evening was a iCCt7
d' estime for both artists and the
appreciation of the audience could
be felt as much by their hushed sil-
ence during the music as by their
applause after each number. R.E A.

University Of The West Indies

Liberal Arts College Barbados
Applications are invited for the post of Accountant in Barbados.
Applicants must be members of one of the recognized professional account-
ing bodies and have sound knowledge of mechanised accounting, budgetary
control and experience in the preparation of final accounts. The possession
of a University degree will be an advantage.
Salary scale 1050o x 5o 1650. Point of entry determined by
qualification and experience Child allowance is paid. Pension scheme
available. The successful applicant will be required to take up duties on
June I, 1963.
Applications (6 copies) stating age, details of education, qualifications
and experience and the names of 2 referees should be forwarded by April
30, 1963 to the Registrar, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston
7, Jamaica.


Applications are invited from graduates for the post of
Assistant Registrar to assist in the general administration of
the Liberal Arts Colleges stationed either in Trinidad or
Barbados. To take up duties by June I or as soon as possi-
ble, thereafter.
Salary in the scale of Assistant Lecturer or Lecturer,
S1,050 x 50 1,200 or 1,300 x 50o r,6so x 75 -
2,100oo. Child allowance (limited to three children) 150o
for first child, 0oo for second, 50 for thrid. F. S. S. U.
Up to five full passages on study leave once every three
Applications (6 copies) giving full particulars of quali-
fications and experience, date of birth and the names of
three referees by May Io to the Registrar, University of the
West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, from whom further
particulars may be obtained.
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Correspondents are asked tc submit their full names and addresses as
a guarantee of good faith, bu' no: necessarily for publication Letters should
be as shot as possible Con roversial political letters will not be pub-
lished anonymously Views expressed in People's Post do not necessarily
reflect the policy of the Ed tor or the Proprietor.

Proposals To U.N.

Madam, -- Your readers may be
interested to know that while I was
in Geneva recently on a Ministry of
Labour training course, I directed
a letter to the Central C'ffice of
Information, Britain, asking that its
points be transmitted to the United
Nations. I underlined the person-
al initiative whiicil made me seek
s u c h aid for our underdeveloped
country, stating that I r e a 1 i se d
Britain may be finding it difficult
to do everything for us which h
requires to be done, and that as I
was near to the doorstep of the
U. N, offices in Geneva, such an
approach would be opportune.
In that letter I pointed out that
Dominica's two most important
spheres needing attention arc edu-
cation and economic development,
and among other things suggested
a modern Technical College for
vocational training, ranging from
manual trades to commercial and
even professional courses.
I also emphasised that our econ-
omy was predominantly agricultur-
al, and warned against devoting too
m u c h attention to a "reigning"
popular crop to the exclusion of
,he others, as has been the habit in
the past, (today's monopoly crop
bh i nig branas) recommending
greater diversification. An Agri-
cultural Credit Bank, light indus-
tries such as the canning of local
fruits and vegetables and improved
processing of certain products on a
far more commercial scale w e r e
likewise propounded, as well as
the extension or our road-building
pro g r a m m e. I expressed the
opinion that Government would
welcome such an effort on my
part provided it was successful.
The British Central Office of
Information h a s forwarded my
letter to Mr. A. Chapman of the
National Committee of the Col-
onial Office who is concerned with
such matters. I am sure we would
all be glad if something came of
these suggestions.
Yours truly,
Gen. Sec. D. T. U.

Island Selected

Dear Mr, Editor,
Since I wrote my
impression of who or what I think
of prospects in Cricket for the Season
I have seen many flat footed batsmen
and a crop of the worst fielders ever
seen on any cricket field for poor
anticipation have cause many easy
catches to be dropped, but still the
Tournament will go on and a side
must be picked: of these I have made
the following selection: Leroy
Shillingford (Capt), Laroque,
(V.Capt), Gregoire, Irving Shilling-
ford, J. C. Joseph, Elwin, John,
H. William, Lewis,Simon, St, Hil-
aire, Laudat, Osborne, E. Robin-
son, Player Manager.
0. M., New Town


I am directed to refer to a
statement which appears in the
IHERALD of Saturday April, 2oth
1963, page 1o column 5, last para-
graph which read "the Chief Minis-
ter announced that he himself would
be the delegate to the conference to
take place in Malaya later in the
year of the Commonwca'th Parlia-
mentary Association," and point
out the gross inaccuracy of
that statement.
What actually transpired was that
after the Chief Minister had read a
note, previously circulated to the
members of the Legislative Council,
on the Commonwealth Parliament
ary Association Conference, ending
with an invitation to the council to
nominate a representative on tne un-
derstanding that it was Dominica s
turn to represent tme Windward
Islands, the Honourable A.C. Act-
ive, moved the nomination of the
Chief Minister, which nomination
was seconded by the Minister for
Trade and Production, and approv-
ed by the Council.
Yours respectfully,
for Public Relations Officer, Chief
Minister's Office
* our italics:-Ed.



Madam;-I should like to ask
the Honourable Mniniser for
1 iacd & Prod, action please to cx-
plain for the bencit of the gener-
al public what is meant by the
fallowing st-tement whico he
made at the Budget Meeting du-
ring his remarkly poor attempt
to defend his Governments deg-
enerated policy, as expressed in
that record-making 'Speech from
the throne'.
....... 'We cannot expect
changes overnight. If we are to
expect changes overnight then
we must espe:t Depression
overnight". ......
This statement which provoked
both disgust and shame, and
whi-h caused a number of peo-
ple. including the writer to leave
the Mteting some tvwn before
the Honourable Minister had tin-
ished th et disbonourable speech
cannot be allowed to go unchal-
For as I know it CHANGES CAN
Mr. Ducreay qu,te obviously
belongs to a new school of econ-
omics and be or any other mem-
ber of his Government must of
necessity explain the above if. of
course, any of them understands
anything by it.
Yuurs truly

T.*Is-- s Democracy
( a ptPd g
U~AU- gliy11 UHilliaR

Edfooleb sat on his throne bawl- The R o s e a u Town
ing, howling and scornful of his Council has existed as a body cor-
subiects for their negligence in per- porate since 3oth March 1896 and
formaner, there was no one found in is therefore among the longest esta-
the whole of Lamputa who did not blished in the West Indies. The
cower before His Majesty's anger. Constitution then provided for elec-
His cosmos was supreme. Some- lions on a property quaiiications
how or other the air dd not co basis, but this was recently changed
operate and carried the news outside and the last Municipal election was
his kingdom and because of this he held on the basis of an Adult Fran-
grew wrathfiil of the air and decided chise. The Council consists of eight
to stop its flow to his kingdom, persons, five of whom are elected and
Yea! never did a king decree a three nominated by the Administra-
thing so mean and foolish that oil.n-Council.
exposed him to the greatest indig- On Friday the 17th April, the
nity. Legislative Council passed a resolu-
Here madam are bouquets for your tion movwd by the Second Nomin-
timely and forthright Editoral ated Member the -on. E.C. Lo-
"Freedom of the air", HER4LD of black, to "consider dissolving the
April 13 and for Bob and Ray of Town Council as early as possible"
the same issue, and "that Government consider
This is damagingly anachronistic nominating members to hold office
of the C. M. who owns his present at the pleasure of Government".
position by that very freedom which The reason stated in the Preamble
today he seeks to rush. to the resolution is that a Committee
How well by the use of words of Inquiry (which stemmed from a
aided by a microphone and carried demand for it made by the Roseau
by the other he was able to win his Town Council itself) had found
election. Council dilatory in presenting its
Is this the way he return thanks accounts for Audit, too free in
for a service so freely given and writing off public funds and not
devotedly true to him e We hope keeping proper records of advances.
we remember; lest we forget Or None of these fabrications appears
have power so bemused his mind in the FINDINGS" in the Com.nit-
that he seeks to burn the very boa. tee's Report and in any case the in-
which peradventure may save him vesigation referred to the past Coun.
when tlte treacherous quicksand of cil and Not this present one.
politics swings the favour of the Mr. Loblack and his other ruling
populace aways Can this be a Labour Party Members were rejected
precursor of what is to comec out of hand by the electorate of the
Oh Freedom! What g r a v e municipality in November 1962; but
injustice are committed by thy foese at the post-election speeches the same
shall you yet slumber! whilst the Hon. Member declared in a very vul-
tyrant raves? gar demonstration of peevishness, pet.
FREEDOM WATCHDOG tiness, petulance and pique "We de-

feat, but we still de boss." It was
clear that the ruling party could nor
and would not accept the verdict of
the people, and this resolution is ev-
idence that they intend by any means,
unconstitutional, alien or otherwise,
to whmsically demolish any demo-
craic apparatus which Joes not ad-
here to their political beliefs.
This present action of Government,
spawned as it is by the Labour Party
is not only in character but consis-
tently so. They would seek by any
means, base or foul, to ventilate their
rancour and spleen on the burghers
for no other reason than that the lat-
ter exercised their privilege in a de-
mocratic manner to reject them, Such
action ts no less despicable than their
crincism of the Secretary of State for
suspending the Grenada constitution
for reasons that all right thinking
West Indians consider sufficient.
This Government-backed resolu.
tion, coming so soon after the Chief
Minister's edict curtailing the Free-
dom of the "Air" leaves one to
wonder how soon will Democracy
in Dominica be totally supplanted by
The next move may well be to
ban free elections!
Yours truly,

To our Correspondent H. Christ-
mas, whose contribution has been
emitted due to lack of space: your
letters will appear next issue.
To "Friend'' re Airport catering.
Wce can never publish a letter unless
the writer gives his-her full nam:
and correct address, although not
necessarily for publication. --Editor

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April 27 May 4-11

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Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 20th day of April 1963.

Nature of request whether
Date of Request Person Presenting for Certificate of Title or
___ Noting thereon or Caveat.
Mary Clementina Request for the issue of a
Request dated Joseph also known as First Certificate of Title in
Flory Joseph as (with plan attached) in respect
16th April, 1963 Personal Representative of a lot of land situate in the
of Marion Giraud also Town of Roseau, in the Parish
Presented known as Mary Ann oSt. George, in the Colony
17th April, 1963 Giraud, deceased. of Dominica, containing
at 10 10 a.m. by her Solicitor i3588 square feet and
Cilma A.M. Dupigny bounded as follows:-On the
Nor.h-West by land of Maria Joseph; On the South-West by the Sea;
On the North-Fast by Victoria Street, formerly knGwn as Queen's Street;
and On the South-East by land I.N. Shillingford.

Registrar's Office
Roseau, 17th Apr., 1963

Registrar of Titles

NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certi-
ficate of Fitle on the above application may enter a Caveat in the above
office within four weeks from the date of the first appearance of the
above Schedule in the Official Gazette and the DOMINICA HERALD news-
paper published in this Island.


Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
t ereon and Caveats for the week ending the 20th day of April 1963
Nature of Request whether for
Date of Request Person Presenting Certificate of Title or Noting
thereon or Caveat
Request for he issue of a First Cer-
Request dated John Hudson tificate of Title with plan attached
Luke William in respect of that portion of land
30th March, 1963, called or well known by the name
by his Solicitor of A r ms t r o n g Estate situate
Presented in the Parish of St. Andrew, in
17th April 1963 the Colony of Dominica, containing
at 10.40 a.m. Vanya Dupigny 9.25 acres and bounded as follows:-
On the North by lands of Lyder
Sylvester and Vilda Reef; On the East by land of Franklyn Hamlet, On the
South by Hatton Garden Estate, On the West by land of Claude St. Lewis
and Ravine Burton separating it from land of Claude St. Lewis.
Registrar's Office, JOSEPH A MAR(ANO
Roseau, 17th April 1963. Registrar of Titles
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Cer-
tificate ofTitle 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
published in this Island.





University Of The West Indies

(Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture)
Application are invited for admission in Octob-
er 1963 to postgraduate courses in Agriculture.
The following courses are available:
Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Agriculture
M. Sc. in Agriculture
Ph. D in Agriculture
Special Course
Applicants must possess a degree from a recog-
nised University for admission to the D T.A., Sc.,
and Ph. D. courses. Holders of the D.1.C.T.A.,
A.I.C.T.A. or recognized diplomas in tropical agri-
culture may be considered for admission.
Application forms and detailed info nation can
be obtained on request from the Assistant Registrar,
University of the West Indles, St Augustinei Trini-
The closing date for Applications is May 15,
CTA Mar. 30, Apr. 27, May 11
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S.... ..... .......... i Russian Pianist
FRE LNE Chooses Britain
SS.S. OLOQMBIE" The young Russian
i pianist, Vladimir Ashkenazy,
Northbound 6th MAY To Guadeloupe, Southampton, and his wife have beengranied
i Le Havrel per mi s si on to stay in Britain,
a Home Office spokesman announc-
i S.S. "'FLANDRE" ed recently. Ashkenazy shared the
I 9tTfirst prize in the Tschaikovsky Inter-
Snational Competition in Moscow
Southbound 9th MAY To Martinique, St. Lucia, Barba-last May. He arrived in Britain on
dos, Trinidad, La Guaira, Guade-j 3rd March this year, to play ,n con-
Sloupe, Puerto Rico, Vigo, South- certs at London's Albert Hall and
ampton, Le Havre. the Royal Festival Hall. (BIS)

i S.S. "ANTILLES" ------
/Southbound 23rd MAY To Martinique, St. Lucia, Bar- Barbadian Fined
* bados, Trinidad etc. i
tPlease babook early, Clarence O'Neale of St. Mi-
( Further particulars from chael, Barbados was fined $10
[ JAS. GARRAWAY & GO. by Magistrate Lenn( x Perry for
Agents, allowing stagnant water to te-
Anr. 20-May 4 main on his premises.
TI 0 --II T WJ L -ii *U


f me icom'laran wlias the CnUlI
Sani ary Inspector. The fine
must be paid in 7 days with the
alternative of 14 days imprison-






Apr. 13-June 29

For Your Health's Sake
Always Have On Hand A Bottle Of
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 excess)
jac'dity etc . . .
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NUPTIALS from page 3

nylon over white satin, finger tip ing cheques and cables.
sleeves, with rhinestone necklace and The bridesmaids Misses Junie
accessories to match. Her pretty Walker and Justina Joseph, nieces
fingertip veil was held in place by of the bride, were exquisitely dressed
a lovely tiara adorned with pearls, in sheer white nylon with large pink
The bride was the recipient of many taffeta sash at back, mittens to match
valuable and useful presents includ- i and rhinestone accessories.

(Under The Distinguished Patronage Of
His Honour The Administrator And Mrs Lovelace)
SATURDAY May 4th ............... Flag Day
MONDAY May 6th .. Horse Racing at Government
House Grounds by kind permis-
sion of His Honour and Mrs.
Lovelace. Admission by Ticket
only $1.oo
TUESDAY May 7th 6. 3pm. Market Fair at Peebles Park.
Adults 250 Children 10o
Extra special gate prize
WE/DAY May 8th 8.30 pm. Benefit Film show at the Carib
"The Outsider" Starring Tony
TH/DAY May 9th 4.30 pm. Pageant and Rally at Botanical
Programmes 250
FRIDAY May ioth 8.30 pm. Variety Concert at St. Gerard's

Tickets $i.oo
SA/DAY May i ith 9.00 pm. Dance at The Dominica Club
Single $2.00 Couple $3.50
Music by the "Swin gin'Stars"
During this very special year we hope for your maximum
support, Tickets for all events available from Committee
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I The value of medicinal charcoal as a remedy for digestive disor-
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Over prolonged periods without the slightest fear of ill results.
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The flower girls, little Aldith and
Merle, nieces of the bride and bride-
groom respectively, were daintily
dressed in aqua nylon with pink
and artificial flowers, and carried a
posy of anthurium lillies. The page
boy, Master Derriman Angol, was
artistically attired in white satin and
aqua. The designer of these lovely
outfits was Miss Iris Peters of Cali-
The mother of the bride looked
her best in a brocaded rumt gown
with gold design, with the accessor-
ies to match, whilst the bridegroom's
mother in eggshell shade with acc-
essories to match. was also very at-
tractive. The Master of Ceremonies
was Mr. Neal Joseph, cousin of the
The prettily designed cake was
the credit of Miss Mona Shillingfbrd.
The reception was held at the
residence of Mrs. Eugene Johnson,
at which, over 1o5 guests attended.
The toast was given by the Bri ie's
uncle, Mr. Nicholson Joseph. The
couple disappeared from the gather-
ing, the bride wearing a green strap
less costume worked with medall-
ions, and drove to Tan Tan, to
spend their "Lune de Miel" at the
country home of Mrs. Eugene John-


It is notified for general information that a new Defioi-
Issue of Dominica Postage Stamps will be released for
on the 16th May, 1963. Denominations as follows:-
Cent featuring Seashore at Rosalie
Cents a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
Sailing Canoe
S" Sulphur Springs
a portrait of Her Majesty the Queen


i8th April, 19(
GO 42-Apr. 27

Road making
Dug-out Canoe
Scotts Head
Traditional Costume
Sisseron Parrot
Coat of Arms
Trafalgar Falls
Coconut Tree

Colonial Postmaster.




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Pickled Extra Family Salt Beef 75 1t3

Pickled Pigs' Feet 490 1

CHASE & SAN BORN Pure Coffee 1 t tin $2.20

PLUMROSE Danish Salted Table Butter

Packets -11b 28, t1h 55, 1113 $1.08


GRAPE NUTS 560 : Apple Sauce 650

AUNT JEMIMA Pancake Mix 1lt 520

Pancake Syrup 850: Molasses 800

Barbecue Sauce 90 : Meat Tenderizer 800

WHEAT GERM 12 oz. Jars $1.10

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Antiguans Victorious
After suffering a resounding de-
feat at Cricket, the St. Joseph's Aca-
demy of Antigua fought back mag
nificently at athletics and football.
They beat our boys by 73 points to
50 at Athletics and by i o at
The Antiguans were far superior
to our boys in the track events.
C. Bedminster of S.J.S. won the half
mile in 2 minutes 12 seconds and the
quarter mile in 57.4 seconds, while
Selling came first in the mile in
5 minutes 4.5 seconds.
In the field events, S.M.A gave a
much better account of themselves,
Roy Willams was second to Salmon
in the pole vault. A. Salmon also
placed first in the high jump The
Tug-of-War was easily won by S, M,
A. The Victor Ludorum prize
went to Roy Williams of S.M.A.
At football, the S,M.A. team
reminded me of a heavily loaded gun
But this gun had no trigger. Time
and time again the SM.A. boys built
up attacks which looked promising,
only to falter in front of goal. The
more constructive football was provi-
ded by the Visitors who went ahead
after 21 minutes from a penalty kick.
S.M.A. showed more determina-
tion, but poor finishing robbed them
of victory. Not a good game by any

Bright Cricket In 2nd Trial
The second trial match, though
affected by rain, gave the selectors
more opportunity to assess fortn.than.
hitherto. The game opened sensa-
tionally when E. Robinson was
bowled by St. Hilaire without a run
on the board Robinson offered no
stroke to a sharp inswinger. Irvin
Shillingford and O. Lcwis were
then associated in a partnership of
io1 for the second wicker. They
began cautiously and gradually got
on top of the bowling. Lewis
scored a brilliant 51, exhibiting
strokes not seen from him in for.
mer years. His off drive was ,heer
grace and power co m b i n e d.
Shillingford had to play the minor
role perhaps for the first time, so
dominating was Lewis. Shilling-
ford went on to compile a well
played 68. Clem John, LeRoy
Shillingford and Larocque were all
hustled out, and a complete rout
was check k ed by J n o.
B a p ti s t e and Simon i n
a n e i g h t h wicket partnership.
Both Enstein Shillingford and Hasel
Williams bowled extremely well for
Sealy's Xi, Sealy's XI proved too
weak in the batting department.
Only Elwin (24) who kept his
head well down and R. Charles
(43) enhanced their chances. Elwin's
innings lasted just under z hours,
and it was obvious that he was
abstaining from his natural aggressive
approach. Charles again proved why
he is among the island's leading
scorers. He delighted the crowd
with his square cuts and cover
drives, and has succeeded in giving
the selectors more headaches than
they already have. I suggest that
Messrs. Delsol & Co. keep a packe:
of Phensic handy this coming week-

It has been unofficially stated that
D. A S. A. will send just 12
players to Cenada. This is most
unsatisfactory in the opinion of most
cricket followers, Lack of funds
has necessitated a change in the
custom of sending 14 players and a
Manager, but a bare twelve is defini-
tely insufficient. Think of the em-
barassment our captain could find
himself in if two players were to be
incapacitated early in a match. The
only solution is to include a Mana-
ger-Player in the party of 13. A
most eligible candidate has just
crossed my mind.
A new venture started this week
when St. Anthony's Ironing Esta-
blishment at Field's Lane, was blessed
by Fr. Michelbrink last Monday
morning, before a gathering of
With the great difficulty nowadays
of getting pressing quickly done,
this new centrally situated venture
should prove a boon to Roseau


An Open And
Shut Case

In the absence of Mr. Justice
Bernard the Supreme Court C
minal Session scheduled for Mond
this week was adjourned until M
2 by the Chief Clerk of tbe Regi
try, Miss Sylvia Bertrand.
The Court was first formal
opened and the presence ofjuro
witnesses and accused was verified
Accused on bail or their sure
were required to sign a further bon
There were 16 cases on tl
Judge St. Bernard was in Gre
ada taking the oath of office as A
ing Chief Justice of the Windwa
and Leeward Islands.
In the magistrates court
Wednesday, the cases of Ena Jose
and the three persons involved
charges relating to the Public Woi
Enquiry were postponed ur
Wednesday, June 5.


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University Of The West Indies

Applications are invited for two posts of Assistant Lecturer or
Lecturer in the Department of English a t Mona, Jamaica. One post
St. is for the teaching of English Literature within the post-medieval
ri- field; particular interest in t h e early 19th. century is desirable. The
ay other post is for the teach i ng of Anglo Saxon and comparative
ay linguistics with special reference to Jamaican Creole; a West Indian would
is- be preferred. Successful applicants will b e expected to t ak e up
S appointment on October I, 196:, or as soon as possible thereafter.
y Salary scales: Assistant Lecturer 1,o5ox5so 1,zoo; Lect-
ts' urer ,,300 x 50 1,650x 75 2,Ioo. Child allowance (limited
d. to three children) 1so for first child, Iou for second child,
ies 50 for third child. F, S. S. U. Unfurnished accommodation at
id. rental of ro% of pensionable salary. Up to five full passages on
he appointment, on normal termination and on study leave (once every
three years).
n- Applications (6 copies) giving full particulars of qualifications and
ct- experience date of birth, and the names of three referees by May 31,
rd 1963, by persons living in the Western Hemisphere to the Registrar,
University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, and by all other
on persons to the Secretary, Inter-University Council for Higher Educa-
Stion- Overseas, 29 Woburn Square, London, W.C. i., England.
in Further particulars may be obtained similarly.
rks April 27

University Of The West Indies

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Librarian, Grade
I or Grade II according to qualifications, for the Library of the Liberal Arts
Colleges stationed either in Trinidad or Barbados. Applicants should prefer-
s ably hold a University degree and the A. L. A. F.L.A.or similar qualifi-
cations. To take up duties by June T or as soon as possible thereafter.
Salary scales: Assistant Librarian Grade oo1800 x 50 --1, 050
per annum, Grade I 1, 050 x 50 1, 650 per annum. Child allo-
wance (limited to three children) 15o for first child, 1oo for second,
150 for third. F. S S U.
Applications (6 copies) giving full particulars of qualificarons and
experience, date of birth and and the names of three referees by May ro to
Registrar, University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jams: 'hom
further pariculars may by obtained.

*..- ni i--t ...f. W.I.p IP ,'

Applications are invit-d for the post of Assistant Lecturer: or
Lecturer in Geology. Preference given to active research worker with
interests in mineralogy or sedimentary petrology. To take up duties
by August 1, 1963. or as soon as possible thereafter.
Salary scales: Assistant Lecturer 1,050 x 50-1.200, Lecturer
1,3000 x 50- 1.650 x 75 -2 100. Child allowance (limited to
three children) 150 for first chi d, 100 for second. 50 for thid.
F.S S.U. Unfurnished accommodation at rei tal of 10% of pension-
able salary. Up to five lull passage on appointment on normal
termination and on study leave (once every three years).
Applications (6 copies) giving full particulars of qualification
and experience, date of birh and the names of three referees by May
31, 1963, by persons living in the Wesern Hemisphere to the Reg-
istrar, University of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica. and by
all others to the Secretary Inter-University Council for Higher
Education Overseas, 29 Woburn Square, London W.C I., England.
Further particulars may be obtained similarly.
April 27



Schedule of Applications for Certifica es of Title and Notings
thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 20th day of April, 1963
Nature of Request whether
Date of Request Person Presenting for Certificate of Title or
Noting thereon or Caveat.
Mary Clementina Reque-t for the issue of a
Request dated Joseph also known fir s t Certificate of Tit le
as Flory Joseph with plan attached in respect
16th April, 1963 of a Lot of Land situate in the
by her Solicitor Tos n of Roseau, in the Parish
Presented of St George, in the Colony of
Dominica, containing 3965
17th Apri', 1963 Cilma A. M. Dupigny sq. ft. and wounded as tol-
at 9.50 a.m. lows:-On the North West by
land of Lilian Bob; On the
South West by Victoria Street. formerly known as Queen's Street, On the
North-East by land of Leslie Deschamps and On the South-East by
landof VL. Titre.
Registrar's Office, (Sgd) JOSEPH A. MARCANO
Roseau, 17th April, 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 Oficial Gazette and in the
DOMINICA HFRALD newspaper published in this Island.