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: May 11, 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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The Finest Peopl Th Richet Sol
(For the Genera Welfare of the People of Dominica, the further advancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole)




Invasion Of Haiti Threatened Promotion Of
THE backward, voodoo-ridden, Re p u b li c of Haiti Menta| Health In
Sis causing concern throughout the Western World.
Main cause stems from the seething hatred for dictator-Pre- Children.
sident Duvalicr whose official term of office expires shortly. I his is not a new idea:
The Government of the Dominican Republic are accused health visitors and doctors
b! Duvalier of fomenting revolution against his regime and in child welfare work have
harbouring his enemies in the Dominican Embassy in Port- been groping towards meth-
au-Prince and he has ringed the building w i t h soldiers. ods .-f dealing with early
The Dominican Republic has replied by threatening war n e'al d;s iubancas and
and has moved tanks and troops up t) the frontier between prevent the onset fo mane
serious sNmptorns for muany
the two countries. Years. Th s has been mainly
Evacuation Of Foreigners Escaped Convicts by the development of com-
mon sense methods of deal-
Assassinations and shoot- Traipped In Bog ing with and advisrig moth-
ings are the order of the day, ers in the upbringing of their
and so serious is the situation All the energy and initia- children and in the recogni-
that the U.S. has an aircraft tive of escaped convicts, tion that every child needs
carrier standing by outside Eden Tom a n d Jacob to feel security and have a
the three-mile limit, a British Bonney came to naught a happy home environment.
destroyer is standing by and week ago after nearly three n recent years the great
evacuation of Canadians has day's freedom f ^ imp.rta ne of rnit"al.,heal h
''- Canadians, more than o ct' H wellfare has been emphasised
anadans, more than 500 off Scotts ead, the police and a more normal approach
are missionaries. The had concentrated on the to the problem is being made
"bloodbath" that Francois South of the island but the in many parts bof ihe world.
Duvalier threatens against bad boys had taken a "vep" Much more, in the field of
his enemies if the r e g i m e on a banana lighter and preventive psychiatry is being
collapses is stated by a Dom- a r r i v e d in Portsmouth. attempted. The main idea
inican Republic diplomat to Spotted near Long House, a is that any faulty attitude on
include invasion of foreign report went out to the Ports- the part of the parents to-
embassies in order to wipe month police and a search wards the child should be
out enemies of the regime party, headed by Acting detected at an early stage be-
out enemies ofthe regmeptybheadedby Acting fore there is time for the'
report t e d to b- shetering Inspector M. Thomas, dis- fore there tme for the
therecovered the two men bogged faulty relationship to have
there. c te tw men affected the child's develope-
0 A, S. To Try For Settlement down in the Glanvilia ment seriously. Such early
swamp, detection should lead to easy
The U. S., besides being con- Their short spell of free- rectification
cerned over the threat to its ,ooo dom from Dominica's model To carry out such work it
nationals (many of them with i ary o t s af
business interests in Haiti), is also prison has only given them is necessary for the staff
pa nfully aware of the proximity of more trouble a trial on a concerned with child welfare
Haiti t o Communist-dominated charge of escaping and also to have some proper train-
Cuba. Sixty miles is near enough for the larceny of Ephraim ing in mental hygiene. This
for an intervention by Fidel Castro. Hurtault's boat from Fond can be d >ne by fo mal instruc-
In any event the threat of war has Cole. tion or by having a psychia-
res,'lted in the Haitian Government trist working orr a time in the
appealing to the Security Council S g clinic. An indication of how
of the United Nat ons. It was MVssing the more simple problems
decided by the Council to refer the a s the more simple problems
m rter to the appropriate regionalasts are dealt withand which

organisation (in accordance with the
charter) in this case the Organ-
isation of American States. This
body, anti-Castro and dubious of'
Duvalier, will have to bring diplo-
matic pr sure a nd economic
sanctionsto bear to solve the prc-
blemr, since it is only an advisory
body and has no direct executive
Meanwhile, it is reported that new
(and democratic) President Bosch of
the Dominican Republic has stated
that he will not order an invasion un-
less "persistent aggressions continue".
American diplomatic and military
personnel h a v e already started to
leave Haiti by aircraft.
Cont.foot col. 3

For the past two weeks
WIBS, Grenada, has ceased
to broadcast "Opinion
Roundup" (extracts from
v a r i o u s Island newspaper
editorials) as scheduled for
9.5o p.m. every Thursday.

Grenada Won't
Be There
Ch i e f Minister Blaize has
informed the Secretary o f State for
the Colonies that Grenada wiil not
be represented at the Conferenee on
the formation of an Eastern Carib-
bean Federation in June.

should be referred for more
detailed specialist investiga-
tion will readily follow. The
clinic staff can subsequently
carry on the work themselves
referring to the consultant
only the more complicated
cases. Conferences on cases
taking in all staff concerned
is an essential part of the
Cont. from col. I
Latest news is that the OAS has
obtained new assurances from Haiti
that sanctuary of the Haitian refugees
in Port-au-Prince Embassies will be

British Guiana -- "Almost A
Political Revolution"

All transport stopped, Atkinson Field (the majorair-
port) quiet as the grave, queues all over -- especially in th.,
t o w n s -- for all essential supplies of food and kerosene,
electric power supplies cut off, no petrol, no refuse collect-
ion: that is the desperate situation of British Guiana today
as the General Strike drags its weary way into a third week
of political acrimony over Piemier Cheddi Jagan's Labour
Relations Bill which advocates compulsory recognition and
government control of trade unions.

Piped Water For Outside Criticism
r The Bill, condemmed by all un-
Laudat ions except the East Indian Sugar
Union, has been strongly criticised
Water, water everywhere but not Loth by the Caribbean Congress of
a drop to drink has for years been Labour and the British .. U. C.
the situation in the lush village of It has now passed through the Low-
Laudat, site for the take-off canal er House of the Legislature nm is
which supplies the hydro-electric being debated in the Senate. Poli-
station at Trafalgar, swampy enough j,, hsB- di '** *
in. as ..... eu .ea ont t ipecr of a polil-
osequ wit dasheen 'and inl. cal re.olucion with overtones of ra-
Now, thanks to the British cialism the bkugbear of strife-torn
trapayer and a survey by the Public B. G.
Works Department, Laudat (whose S ff Of ., h ...
name derives fiom a French set- uffering Of ,.
tier) is to have its own piped water Intermit:ent talks between the
supply, The C. D. & W. Scheme Trades Union Council'and Go'vern-
provides for the construction of a meant under the Chairmanship of
reservoir on the Jordan River (one Premier Jagan have made some pro-
of the higher tributaries of the Boery gress towards settlement and the
River) from which the water will be Senate vote will not be taken until
piped to the village. The grant, some agreement has been reached.
which has just been approved by Home Affairs Minister Claude
the S, o. S. is for $15,499. Christian said in the Senate that
... .. T. E. .W.. those concerned should end the
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS -.. l.. .. o.n .. -
ktiD.. 1 Th LikN hl ~dU,

HON, W, S. STEVENS t o act as
Chief Minister from May, rI, while
C.M. LeBlanc attends Regional
Research Centre Ministerial Council
in Trinidad ANTIGUAN P ol i c e
Chief Blaize here to attend his mo-
ther's funeral ENGLAND-BOUND
last week were Cadman-Smiths,
Nicholls girls Eugenia, Jean,
Jacqueline and (Mrs.) Winnie *
ROYAL BANK Manager W.L. Beckett
leaves Sunday on transfer to Trini-
dad, his successor Mr. S.J.R. Affon.
so arrived from Trinidad last week *
JUDGE St. Bernard returned Thurs-
day by banana boat WINSTON
Churchill will not r u n again for
election SIR SOLOMON Hochoy
reappointed Governor-General o f
Trinidad & Tobago MINISTER of
Health, Trinidad, Donald Granado
appointed Ambassador to Venezue-
la JACQUELINE Kennedy expect-
ing a baby end of August LESTER
Pearson. ne w P,M. of Canada
concludes talks with Harold Mac-
millan in London* MiNISTER Di-
dier left today for conference in B-dos.

trix L e ihe str[i C 1e1C e sa ll IS
seriously affecting supplies ofessential
goods and services. Many citizens
are being gravely inconvenienced and
the sick and young are also suffering.
If the strike is prolonged it will have
a most distressing effect on the
economy ofthe country. Unemploy-
ment will be increased and plans
for social and economic advance-
ment will be seriously jeopardised".
Returning from Winnipeg, Can-
ada, where she had stated that the
ruling party sought "Independence
within the Commonwealth"for B.G.,
Mrs. Janet Jagan was unable to get
further than Piarco Airport,Trinidad.
Eventually she reached Georgetown
by going first to Surinam and driv-
ing ,ack across to British Guiana.
Meanwhile the strike continues,
and a State of Emergency has been

Rail Strike Off
LONDON, May 9, CP. Railroad
workers agreed Thursday to call off
a proposed nation-wide rail strike
originally scheduled for next.week.

Roseau Water Shortage

Close That Pipe !!!!
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The Fatherly

GROSSETO, Italy, March 2
W H E N a middle-agec
Roman Catholic priest, Dot
Zeno Saltini, went to Lon
don 14 years ago, he spok
about one thing: Nomadel
p h i a, his struggling comr
munity of i,oco crphans a
Fossoli, near Modena, Ita!)
It was their, and is now
one of the m o s t militant
Communist zones in Italy.

Neglected Children

In 1949, Nomadelphia wa
on the verge of collapse. Dot
Zeno had founder it there
years previously on the sit
of an abandoned Germar
concentration camp where
5oo Jews and many Britisi
soldiers died.
After escaping frorr
Fascism, with a price on his
head, and living with
escaped war prisoners, Il
turned up one day with a
crowd of orphans and a
small band, piled on top o:
a truck full of bedding
Against Government orders
he led the children intoctht
camp, took it over, begge7
money, and began the tirs
People called him "the
mad priest of Nomadelphia,"
but by 1949 there were ovei
,000o children there, under
the care of young volunteer
"m other s," 17 assiscani
priests, with 3,000 more
uncared-for children waiting
to be admitted. Don Zenc
was heavily in debt.
He went into voluntary
liquidation. "Creditors can
w a i t," he said, "children

The Helpful Architect
He dispersed the children, among
friends, sought and received permis-
sion to become a la y m a n (thus
renouncing further help fr o m his
priests, who were recalled) a nd,
together with a young architect,
Danilo Dolci, moved too mi le s
south to the countryside surrounding
Here Dolci, then Don Z e n o's
most ardent disciple, c o e c t e d
orphans and unemployed men, and
designed and began building a new
Nomadelphia. This t oo was
doomed. When credit r a n o u t
again, Nomadelphia II was le ft
half-finished, Dolci left for Sicily,
to begin his own individualistic
social reforms, and Don Zeno started
again from scratch.
Friends gave him 400 a c r e s of
Tuscan valley scrub, directly under-
lying Dolci's half-finished city: and
it is here, five milesfrom the Grosseto
coast, that the anew Nomadelphia
now flourishes.

Ayear ago Don Z e no was
reordained, ind said his se c o n d
"first Mass," Orphans he had helped
since 1931, when he spent the whole
of the inheritance it had taken his
father 24 years to acquire, on an
orphans' I ome, c.me fiom all over
Europe to receive his blessing.
Nomadelphia his 30 family
groups whose "mothers" are bring-
ing up over 20 children, society's
unwantedds' They have built the
place themselves by mass manual
labour, from the bush and with
the help of some p ivate and some
diocesan conat:ons they have built
roads, prefabs, a cattle and poultry
farm, a church, a school, carpentry
and photographic studios, and two
small factories. Next month they
start on an irrigation dam.
Everything is self-supporting
Money is rarely used Apart from
two hours' daily schooling for the
children and aU hour's :lllura,
with the fiery 62-year-old Don
Zeno in the chair, n-thing is corn
The name Nomadelphi. miLi,
"where fratern ty is law."
The indications are that o.d e
villages may seek to follow Moneo'r-
saio's lead. "Nomadelphia isn't an
end in itself,' Don Zeno say. ',Thert
are still some 2oo,ooo uncared lor
children in Italy. I want the sprit
of Nomadelphia to spread and spread
and go on spreading. And it will."

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Week in June

Association Elects New
The Domminica Mental Health
SAssociation last week elected officers
and executive for the year. On Thir,-
day the executive met and plan.
ed for a Mental Health Week scartin,
on Saturday, June 8. A concert, tilm
shows [both open-air and indoors),
debates and, on the last d;y a brains
trust are scheduled. Throughout
the week it is hoped to broadcast
taped messages from experts through-
out the Caribbean over WIBS.
Roseau and Grenada. Special at-
tention will be directed to teen-agers,
young workersand parents, and it is
hoped to enlist the co-operation of
the churches and all voluntary or-
At the Annual General Meeting,
Dr. Watty did not stand for Presid-
ent since he will be leaving for a
course in Pathology for three years
at the end of June. Dr. D. Shill-
ingford was elected President, Sr.M.
Elaine and Mayor Star S. Lestarde
as Vice-President, Mr. E.D. Elwin,
Treasurer; Mrs. J.A. Elwin, Secre-
tary; Mr. D. Wiltshire, Asst. Sec.;
Committee Members elected were
Mrs. V. Harris and Messrs C.J
Dupigny O.B.E., H.L. Christian,
R.E. Allfrey, G.M. Clarke and
Rev. Canon Lane.


Skimmed Powered Milk
200 per lb
Self Service Department
J, Astaphan & Co. Ltd,
May 4-25

African Churches Freedom From
Unite Hunger "Terrific

The biggest attempt yet
made by the Ch r st ia n
Churches in Africa to pro-
vide an all-Afiica organisa-
tion has now been organised.
After a century of mission
domination, the All Africa
Ch urch Conference was
1.unched in Kampal a,
Uganda, last month as the
central body for consultation
with headquarters at Kitwe,
i Northern lhodesia.
The new organisation is
affiliated with the Wor 1 d
Council of Churches, a nd
wi 11 include all the major
Pro;estant Churches in Africa
except the Dutch Reformed
Church. The oman
Catholic c. hlrch was repre-
sented by obs.rveis at h e
Dr. Donald M'Timkulu,
its general secretary said that
many Atrican Cnurches had
reached maturity 1r i n d e-
pendence and gov\rnm:ni.
Tne launching ot me n e w
venture would mark a mile-
s t o n e in Atrican, history.
There were 50 million
W- ,... -. o L- - -_---

ot the Sahara, and the mem-
ber Churches of the n e w
Conference would represent
people speaking more t h a n
700 African languages.
The theme ot the Cunfer-
ence was "Towards a RL-
n wed Church in a New
Africa" a nd the speakers
included Sir Francis Ibiam,
Governor-General of Eastern
Nigeria, and Dr. K. A.
Busia, of Ghana. Delegates
numbered 350 from 42 Atri-
can countries.

ICFTU Concerned
At T.U. Bill In B.G.

Organiser; of the Freedom From
Hunger week in Britain report 'a
terrifc response of public interest"
in their campaign. Though no
estimate can yet be mjde of the
money raised, the ondon head-
quarters of the campaign alone has
been receiving six sacks of mail a
Inter-Church Aid announced that
it would contribuse over ioo,ooo
to the hunger relief work of the
Churches and missionary societies.


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Trouble In Haiti
27, CP; The U S Embassy
warned Americuns in Haiti Sat-
urd-y to take precautions against
outbreaks of violence which
miiht break out in the Republic.
Armed civil;n militiamen pa-
trolled streets in a government
effort to crush opposition to
President Duvalier. Meanwhile
tension grows and government
spokesmen talk of the possibi-
lity of "the greatest slaughter in
our history".
The day before gunmen fired
on Duvalier's children at the gates
of their school, killing the driver
and two bodyguards, but missing
the children.





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Apr. 13-June 29


The International Confederation
of Free Trade Unions has expressed COLONY OF DOMINICA
grave concern at the introducuon of
tne Labour Relations Bill proposed TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT
which is now' under discussion in
the Legislative Assembly This Bill, Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
if adopted, would give wide powers thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 20th day of April 1963
to the Government in the process of -Nature of Request whether for
recognizing trade unions as bargain- Date of Request Person Presenting Certificate of Title or Noting
ing agents. _____ thereon or Caveat
Omer Becu, ICFTU General Request for he issue of a First Cer-
Secretary, declared on 19 April 1963 Request dated Gwendoline tificate of Title in respect oftha.
SRobin Cable portion of land situate in the Town
that as there was a well-established 18th April, 1963, of Roseau in the Pari sh of St.
system of collective bargaining in by' her Solicitor George, in the Colony of Domini-
Britssh, Guiana a n d as the trade Presented ca containing 1436 Square feet and
nions were indeed recognized as 19th April 1963 bounded as follows:-On the North.
unions were indeed recoged a at 2.15 p. m. Vanya Dupigny West by land of Heirs of Gerald
proper bargaining agents in all ma- Grell; On the North East by lands
jor industries, there was no need to of Heirs of Mrs. Eva Didier, On the South-East by Turkey Lane and on the
force upon the unions a new system South-West by land of N. D. Shillingford and land of Mary Rose.

by legislation. This plan has al-
ready caused deep resentment in the
ranks of free trade unions, Becu added
and its enactment would cause
unnecessary fr i c ti o n in labour
relations in the country.

Registrar's Office, JOSEPH A MARCANO
Roseau, 19th 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 six 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.



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Have you ev:r heard people say: "We want o u t s i d e investors to
come to Dominica but we don't want any charge.'? Usually r l ec s e
people who say such things are the "old-line' famdiies who a r e lo ng-time
gov, rmeni servants or ret:red civil servants. Most of them are comfortably
fixed financially and have estates that produc- a certain income for t h e m.
They never were in trade or industry and never really had to use their own
brain power to tarn a living They like Dominica just the way it is: great
poverty among most of the people, shockingly nigh illiteracy ., part cularly
amongst our agricultural workers, the backbone of our economy; s i m p 1 e
pleasures, almost no entertainment facilities; miserable sanitation; the old
carry-your-water-:home-in-a-bucket way of life.
In the first place, it would take King Solomon to determine w h i c h
coins first: enlightened people or large investments. And either o f these
two social forces are going to bring about change. M o n e y is invested,
usua.ly, where there are resources "natural resources''. And people
are resources. When the catalyst of investment funds are added to "'natural
resources", tii-:e is bound toi be change. Cnange in the 1 u o o o t n e
countryside when they drill for oil, mine for bauxite, cut timber for plywood,
yes. scrape off the pumice Dominica has in such abundance. And t h e
people, now, do they change. A living wage, full employment A re
you kidding, man . that will change everything. But the thing it will
change the most will be the very fellows who don't want change. Gone
wil be their smug little existence. They won't bL able to hire some poor
family to gather in the coconuts for a dollar a day, That cczy, secure feel-
log tney have wil be in jeopardy as they watch their once poor, ignorant
ne ghoou.s install inside plumbing, decently clothe their children a n d
educate every one. Ee-ause witr the investment that means jobs, steady
pay, decent pay, for hundreds of Dominicans will lifi these downtrodden
folk up to and beyond the level of the self-satisfied bigot who says: "We
would like to see foreigners come in and invest their money b ut w e
don't want any change . !"
Aristocrats or would-be aristocrats die out very slowly in the Wet
Indies. They are a big fiog in a small puddle and they like it that way
-- and they are going to keep it that way -- if they possibly caii. So
vhenipeople tell you they would like to see outside investors ,come to
Domibca, don't believe them! They don't really mean this. They are
frightened of th: thought of losing their status in a rising tide of prosperity.
As it is now, they are the ones with the comfortable homes, the big cars,
r -iiterr u e d. ilaway Lic" ly CiarngLurii 'A old fit -ind nUul
expansion ever reached Dominica, these people would be threatened and
their present high-by-comparison standard of living would topple as more
and more Dominicans reached their standard.
So, dear hard-working reader, beware the g vernment pensioner who
tells you in a very patronizing way: "I would like to see someone come
to Dominica and build a large coconut oil factory.. make soap and mar-
garine, and give dozens of people good jobs." He doesn't mean this at all.
Or he might say; "Yes, a nice modern canning plant for pineapple and
concentrated orange juice is what we need!" Lip service!
Such a canning plant would cost at least $1oo,ooo (Martinique has
one that cost U-S. investors over one million dollars) and when this kind
of money is spent there is one thing certain: there is going to be a change,
It's impossible to erect a modern factory in an old-fashioned, backward
place and have that place remain old-fashioned and backward! But in our
case, those Aristocrats who want Dominica to remain as it is will do their
level best to keep out modern investors. In their own subtle ways they
will discourage the would-be investors with slow, time-worn methods that
defy the true axiom "Time Is Money.' The dragging out of months
into years for the new investor to obtain the much-talked-about-seldom-
granted Pioneer Status; the dragging out of weeks into months, months
nto years for our "foreign investor" to obtain his "Alien's Landholders'
License." The delays and 'pass backs' at Customs to import the simple
necess.nes prior to making an investment in Dominica would discourage
the hard est investor and send him screaming from our shores!
And the legal counsel available in Dominica for our would-be in-
vestor! In the first place the laws are hopelessly out-of-date so that what
a barrister in London or Toronto might tell his client would be worthless
advice when applied to the laws in force here. Take the Real Estate law
as one example: England changed their real estate laws drastically from
the 1912 law to the 1925 law. Dominica still has the 1912 law which
has cute little snags in it to trap the modern businessman!
Now, dear friend our Aristocratic land owning families in high places
will see to it that NO new investments are made in Dominica- by outsiders!
The status quo MUST be preserved and the large mass of the population
MUST be kept in ignorance and poverty so long as our Aristocrats live.
When they die, now, you can look for a change. In fifteen or twenty
years most of those people holding Dominica in a vice-grip will have pass-
ed away. Changes will come, then slowly. ... So they say!
We cannot agree with some of the views or expressions printed
above and are sure they will irritate many readers. We invite comments.

Death By Assassin's Bullet
The Algerian Foreign Minister Mohammed Khemisti died May 5
24 days after an assassin had fired a pistol bullet into his head. The
death marred the triumphant visit of President Nasser of the United Arab
Republic. CP

By Enpeekay

Vigorous Agrono-
mic Programme
Britain may not have join-
ed the EC M. et, and com-
petition from the more effi-
ciently produced bananas
from the French Islands will
not affect our Green Boat
Price, but there are other
factors at work that may.
Une ,s the "Kennedy Round"
of talks about to start in
Geneva which is calling for
a wde expansion of dollar
liberalization and education
of tariffs. The Coloniai Office
advised the Winban and
Jamaica delegates last Au-
gusi that Britain is likely to
open her d&ors to Latin-
American bananas. This de-
cisio is for her own pur-
poses of tiade and is oound
to reduce our Gieen Boat
It was all the more pleas-
ing to heal from the speech
of the Chairman ot the
D. B. G. A, therefore, that
the Associatlon had approa-
Lhed the Minister for Trade
and Production asking for
tie appoint ment of an
Agronomist to carry 'out a
nirl. nrim mar rnpr fi lll t

p orrnamme, espp n riilr y r
raise the product.viiy (yield
per acre) of the banana in:
dustry. The matter has been
treated by the Minister -to
quote the chairman "as
a matter of national impor-
tance, as it is, and (he) is
giving the closest and most
active attention to inaugura-
ting this vital Agronom c
Programme both on a long
term busts and temporarily
and immediately ,n an In-
terim basis with availa ble
Coffee Agreement

A leading world coffee consu-
ming country -- the Unted King-
dom recently ratified the Inter-
national Coffee Agreement. The
U n i t e d Kingdom ratification,
received by the Secretary General of
UN on 25 April, brought to 27 the
total of exporting and importing
countries that have ratified the
Agreement or expressed their inten-
ion to do so.
So far, z2 exporting countries,
representing 80.5 per cent o f total
exports, have ratified it or signified
their intention to ratify. This meets
the stipulation that the Agreement
will come into force when ratifications
are received from 20 exForters repre-
senting 80 per cent of total world
exports of coffee.
The Agreement needs, in addition,
ratifications from io consumer count-
ries account ng for 80 per cent of
world imports of coffee and so far
six importing countries with zo per
cent of the total has done so.
Meanwhile coffee prices remain
good m London, although the price
of Uganda. Robusta has eased by a
shilling a hundredweight from its
recent four.year high point of 2o6s.

Fruit & Flowers -Air-Freight Bright Cutlook For Cocoa
Kenya has started a new line of World consumption o f cocoa
export to England 'n flying tropical continues to expand and prices (ac-
iruits from Nairobi to a big depart- cording to the London dealers,
ment stori in Kingston The firm now Gill and Duffus) are about 200 a
have steady sales for Kenya straw- t on with ;n expecraton of a rise.
berries and asparagus (out of season Ghana scientists hope to save their
in England) anu many customers devastated plantations there, having
are taking a king now to passion fund an answer to swollen shoot
fruit ;nd mangoes. Trinidad has, disease by injecting a virus into
for several years, arrivedd on an air- young seedlings, so making them
freight trade in anthurium lilies with immune to future attacks, and by
New York and Paris and it seems cross-breeding of resistant plants
to me that trade in exotic fruits and with weaker one.
flowers (of which Dominica has After the Conference in Trinidad
plenty) could b: quite profitable, if recently, the prospects for an inter-
one could persuade someone to pro- national cocoa agreement are good
vide a regular air-freighter set vice (Cont. on page 10)


Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
thereon and :aveats for the week ending the 4th day of Mpy 1963.

Date of Request

Nature of request whether
Person Presenting for Certificate or Title or
_-_ Noting thereon or Caveat.

Request dated Bertilie Jules Request for the issue ofaFirst
Certificate of Title in respect
29th May, 1963 of that portion of land situate
by her Solicitor in the ColihautVillage, in the
Presented Parish of St. Peter, in the Co-
3rd May, 1963 Vanya Dup;gny lony of Dominica, containing
at 235 pm 1377 square e feet and
bounded as follows:--On the
North-Fast by land of Reynold Bethelm;e, On the North-West byva Public
Road, On the\Sbuth-West by land of Agnetia Sebastien, apnd On the
South-East, by fInd of Louisa Liquent.

Registrar's Office
I Roseau. 3rd Mav. 1963

Reistrar of Titles

NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Cerli-
icate of ritle on the above application may enter a Caveat i- the above
office within six weeks from the date of the first appearance of the
above Schedule in the Oqicial Gazette and the DOM[NICA HERALD news-
paper published in this Island.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified
candidates for appointment to the vacant post of
Government Printer, Government P rinte r y,
DUTIES OF POST: General administration of the




Printery and supervision of the
staff and technical work. The
off cer will be responsible for
all the work carried out at the

The salary of the past is in the
scale $3,444 x 144 $3,876.

The post is pensionable and the
appointment is subject to medi-
cal fitness and a probationary
period of two years.

Specialised knowledge of print-
ing is desirable; or not less
than 5 years' experience in a

Further particulars can be obtained from the
Chief Secretary, Administrator's Office, to whom
applications, stating qualifications, age and expe-
rience, accompanied by two copies of testimonials
must be submitted to reach him not later than the
25th May, 1963.
GO. 43 May 4. II, 18

SATURDAY, MAY rl, 1965




A Work-St 3y In The Kitchen

Short Story By The Famous Indian Wr i t e r
Two fri-d eggs in the morning sustain me till lunch
time in this great Puosi, Enterprise. Formerly it used to
be one. The numbji ,t.is increased partly because t h e y
introduced incentive 1i1 the factory and partly because I
married a girl, who r.jnn childhood was brought up by her
parents, apparently wi.,i the chief objective of marrying her
to a man who liked c, s. Her cooking was superb and I
loved it.
There was however the opened in the factory. "Inade-
proverbial fly in the o i n t- quate," I muttered to myself,
ment. To my wife, cook- '"as though the worker's life
ing was an art; wi.en she is confined to the four walls
was engaged in it, tim: stood of this plant."
st i 11. It did not scop the Providence came to my
factory clcck though and on rescue when during lunch
many occasions I had to time Iran into my old
sprint the 400 yards to the friend Subbu. S u b b u
fa c t o r y in 3 minutes flat works in the Industrial En-
w h i c h I understand is a gineering Department and
little better than the official though not the boss himself,
world record. is a fairly good sized pre-
Beating the worlJ record stressed column in the base-
was a pastime whictl I did ment of the Industrial En-
n o t particularly c njo y. gineering structure. He is
So when on the c h i r d a wizard and k no ws all
morning in succession the about Work Study, Methods
factory hooter beat the fried Study and those other things
egg by a long neck, I though that only Industrial Engi-
it was time to speak out. I neers are supposed to know.
said to the Geiat Artist in What is more, Subbu is a
hs-.- -~n-dk...-,a_ eaIl ficnd---aim-wx .and he'
in tins nouse is an inaus- still owed me some money
trial Engiiieer." ; t h a t he had borrowed six
Women have a habit of months ago.'
taking casual remarks to heart' "Aha, t h e r e you are,"
and ignoring altogether the Subbu s a i d, "Can't you
serious things you say. You wait till the next pay day?"
t ell your white that you are "Subbu," I said "You can
dead broke and are likely forget about the loan. I am
to lose your job, she w i 1 in trouble."
j u s t smile tind ask you to Dealing with friends in
forget about it. But a cas- trouble was Subbu's special-
ual remark about the nice ity. He bristled up to the
dress that the neighbour's task. His eyes glittered and
wife was weatin- will have he rubbed his hands.
its e c h o and re-echo for "Aha, trouble!" he said,
months to come. I was not "n o w tell me all about it.
long'in realising this because Brief and precise, sketches to
the ntxt morning as I was be drawn wherever necess-
getting ready for w o r k, I ary.
noticed a strange and unus- "Subbu, you know I was
ual absence of activity in m ar r i e d just over eight
the kitchen. I cleared my months ago......
throat and with a tone befit- Ah, ah, so you are going
ting the master of the house- to have a baby" Subbu was
hold, enquired as to how always quick at conclusions.
long it would be beforethe "Delivery in nine months,
fr i e d eggs presented them- old boy. Even the indus-
selves before me. .

Back came the reply for
which I was least prepared:
"Till you get that someone
you were talking of yester-
day." I knew I was caught
and there was no way out.
T h a t whole day in the
factory I was lost in thought.
There must be some way of
getting an expert to s h o w
the wife"how to cook an egg."
I checked on the grievance
procedure and found it
covered things that only hap-

trial engineer can t make it
less ah ah ah!" He gave
one of his special la u g h s
that had lost him many
"Subbu," I t o 1 d-him,
"my wife is not going to
have a baby."
"Ah! so you wish to
have a baby? Now that is
where Industrial Engineer-
I stopped him quick. His
powers of deduction had
taken the wrong track.

"Subbu, it has nothing to
do with babies. It is some-
thing to do with eggs....."
"About Xi Ah, so i: is a
mystery? Tell me who on
earth is this Xe"
"Eggs, Subl!u, Eggs, Eggs! You
know the white rounii things that
h:n; lay"''
Subbu was a little hurt. "Of
course eggs I know eggs - But
what has your wife to do with lay-
ing eggs?"
Subbu's thinking was so fast that
he always shot well ahead of the pro-
blem and missed it, But he was
the only help I could get in this
wife-wicked world. So w.th great
patience and ignoring his frequent
interruptions, I related the whole
story. How, djy afte: day, I had
to wait for my wife to cook the two
eggs, how she always served them
after the factory hooter went and
how fast I was approaching the day
when the wrath of the foreman
would descend on me far breaking
clause 4 (a) ii of the Standing Or-
As Subbu stood there with eyes
halfc'osed and deep in thought, I
knew that he was at last seized of
the problem then he pronounced the
judgement. "W h at you need,
brother is a work-study right in
your home, in your kitchen! And

I am the man who will do it."
Workstudy wa. fixed for Sunday
morning. Sunday used to be holi-
days, remember? On the stroke of
eight there was a knock on the
door and before I opened it, I knew
who it wa Subbu was a picture of
efficiency. He had a cardboard
holder with a paper clipped on, a
stop warch that he had borrowed
from somewhere in one hand and he
even had a key chain dangling from
the waist like a real Chief Industrial
I briefly introduced 3ubbu to my
wife. I said this was the chap I was
talk ng about and who would put
an end to the growing rift between
us, She took one good look at
Subbu and asked him if he was a
Subbu was outraged. He pull-
ed himself to his full height of five
feet four and spoke from the side of
his mouth "Madam, I am no cook
-- I am iromr In.lustria! Engineer
ing. My line is work. Yo show
me how you do a job and I'll show
you how to do it better. And be
fore I am through, your productivity
will be up by 40 per cent "
With these great words, Subbu
got down to his job. He made a
sketch of the living room and the
kitchen. He asked my wife how
she cooked eggs and took elaborate
notes. He saw the raw materials


raaniagemmulniasamrarncessiasi' -i n6lle*x>anaffL.K memenlm




and the tools - and then he got
down to the Great Demonstration.
He explained t, my wife that all
the needed things should be close at
hind. This was no trouble because
from any point in the kitchen all
the four wall were within reach.
Then Subbu enui c aced Principle
No. 2. The work path of opera-
tors should not cross This was
not difficult either because there was
only one operator and as for me I
was en'y a consumer.
The first operationn was lighting
the stove. Here Subbu enunciated
Principle No 3. Cut waiting time.
He put the pan on the stove, lit the
burner and before it could even get
warm started the most vigorous
pumping I had never seen. I was
keeping the stop watch. I do not
know how long Subou would have
kept up the pressure, but at 54 se-
conds, an enormous spout of burn-
ing kerosene shot out as from a
flame thrower.
My wife screamed and the effi-
ciency expert shot out of the house
like greased lightening.
It took me fully five minutes to
battle the fire, at the end of which
the place smelt like an oil refinery
and everything in sight was covered
by a film of protective paraffin. On
my personal assurance that the things
Cont. on p. 9
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May 4-June 22
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SATURDAY, MAY i1, 1963



"The little bits that ache"
John Thomas Bursary Student, Gottingen,
West Germany

First Communion
At Colihaut
On Sunday May 5th 1963
at 8.30 pm the Roman Cath-
ol c Church at Colihaut was
h.i b I

We reproduce below an
from St. Lucia Herald, Saturday April 27 1963


The things that ache are usually infinitesimal, it is because they are so had o d t h s nt lik n i in D
.mal) hat they can pass through the crevices of one's skin. .hades of diff-rent flgsto HEN we hear statements like the one issued in Domin-
Having seen the Island atier is years, I think that I can objectively welcome the 51 children n VV ica by Chief Minister Edward Le Blanc we must won-
;ay that she has not moved on; she has stood up, stared, watched t i m e prepaia con for their first der as to the advisabilty of entering into another Federation,
glide by, and perhaps is willing to do so fifty, sixty or who knows another Holy Communion. desirable as closer association might be.
hundred years. The ceremony was con- Mr. Le Blan is reported to have issd a directive to
In the first place the exact area of the land is still being guessed and as ducted by the Parish Priest, Mr L Blanc s to ave issued drecve
for the population, your guess is as good as mine. Revd. Pavagon, who offici- the effect that news for broadcast over the Dominica Service
That there is not yet electrical power in the entire island seems to me ated at the Mass in honour as well as the Windward Islands Broadcasting Service in
that the governments have slept, but how long will they continue? I won- of the children and gave a Grenada must first be seen by him before it is broadcast.
der what sort of a planned economy one can theorise without power. faithful and encouraging Although the Broadcast Service is a government financed
Because Dominica is small, it would seem wiser if the state were the
bigger and, perhaps in certain fields 1 ke agriculture etc, but more especially address from the pulpit, in project, yet Mr. Le Blanc is seeking to frustrate the free flow
in husbandry should have the monopoly. That w- must buy meat frcm which both parents and of information for his own advantage.
abroad is strictly the Government's 'e nargic state, or most likely 1 a c k o f children were cautioned to The behaviour of men like Mr. Le Blanc is disgusting.
foresight, serve their Holy Church Iron Curtain methods of controlling the free flow of public
Why can't the state take up the rearing of cattle and pigs i f e v e n, faithfully and to be always information is intolerable in this part of the world.
just enough to supply the children with milk? ready to fight against the It is obvious, from the Dominica Chief Minister's di
At Marigot, I found that the children were all having d i a r r ho e a. attacks of Satan (opposition e Itive tha is on o the Dom ca nno ef Mintte oposdir-
Why? They were all being fed on this American fat free milk. Could I to the Church). Renewal of ective that he is one o those who cannot tolerate opposition
sak the mothers to nurse their children. no: They too suffer from a lack of baptismal vows was made although he may at times, sing the praises of the value of
protein. I looked up the Health Statics of Dominica and was able to con- b the children in the after- opposition with the tongue of the professional' hypocrite.
firm that our great, t problem is Malnutrition. Thus it seems that while byo children in the after-os As l r the ton e o te rof essonaf th 'Syp te.
the Govt is spending large sums on medicine, it is eating it's own tail by noon from 3-4.m. t was As leader of the Government of one of the 'Seven' te
failing to hit the heart of the problem. a happy day for t.oiihaut. ritories which is to participate in the proposed new federa-
The school Iattended 15 years ago was the same roof with just a few (contrib.) tion, Mr. Le Blanc's action cannot be taken too lightly.
more holes in the floor, but of course, the number of children had increased Anything which seeks to interfere with the flow of public
so that more of them had to be "housed" outside, The condition being information is an attempt at dictation. Can it be that Mr.
much worse; I cannot expect that the level of education is anything t ha n Dawbiney Market Le Blanc is one of these dictators shielding under the banner
lower, that is, of course, relatively speaking.
And what of even a possible tourist trade as the last hope? TodayP of democracy
There is not real information printed in an attractive form. Prices are Mr. Le Blanc's directive to the Programme Assistant
exorbitant, rooms are poor; people are too willing :o misuse their guest. o Port Royal, Jama- in Dominica and the Manager of W.I.B.S. in Grenada,
The Get-what-you-can quickly feeling destroys all goodwill. Only nature ica, 1671! smells of cowardice and is very undemocratic. He should
is left to comfort the guest. Unfortunately that is not enough. (I have "The usual uproar pre- think it over.
beengupst for weeks in many lands Tapan. Korea. Hongkon Turkey vafi vU't s 'd a
Spain, F- nce, Italy, H nd, Israel, England. Belgium, Danmark market for want of a better NOTI
SSweden; Norway to mention lust a few and to be quite frank with you Evidently in the penOTICE
a night in Dominica is more expensive.am. E den i
There is just one solution and that is, the Govt. helping, especially near the street-side, with the Vacant Post Of Public Relations Officer St. Lucia
with publicity, in order to make the island palatable for the visitor. black sellers squatting on the Banana Growers' Association Ltd
I am in no way trying to separate myself from Dominica, at least, she ground, were fruits vegeta-
seems to have bright possibilities, but nature alone will n o t d o i t. We bles and ground provisions, Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates
must have qualified people and as many Dominicans as possible, who are, piled into mounds before for appointment to the vacant post of Public Relations Officer, St.
of course, willing to work with the less fortunate. Quite honestly I think them. The noise was in ense, L aBanana Gowers' Associaton Ltd.
this is where Dominicans future lies. I find all the titles represented, b u t with the customers haggling Promotion and maintenance of good relating between
the qualifications dubious, and it seems to be the habit of the governing few over prices and the quality growers, delegates, Directors and establishment 'in'er se' and per-
to waive anyone who might seem more qualified. Indeed, this is a quite of the goods." formance of all such other duties and functions as may be incidental
natural fear, but it will take us nowhere. We m u s t be killing to accept From an account writ- or conducive to such relations.
the man who knows more, irrespective of his age, providing of course, that tm f u The successful candidate will be required to enter into a ser-
he is modest enough to impart some of his know-how for our good. ten during the time of Buc- vice contact a specimen of which is available for inspecior- at the
I am of the opinion, too, that those who run the Govt just do it for cancer Henry Morgan. registered office of the Association.
prestige and money, in fact, I find that most people are h i g h 1 y overpaid, APPOINTMENT
however, if it is the cow in England we are milking then let us do so, f o r Italian Ge era bationary. Contract for three years, six months of which is pro
she will soon refuse to support her children, not because the children are Election SALAR
rude, but she herself will be dry. The pot carries a salary of $3,840-4,320 per annum. The
And what about the general cleanliness, especially in Roseau. Could "The (London) Times" takes point of eny in thesalary sale is dependent upon qualification.
not the S, M O. try to find some means of keeping Roseau and the neigh- another look at the results of the and experience
boring seaport villages from being a cesspool of filth? (This incidentally Italian general election and concl- LEAVE
is contra indicated to tourism). des that they are worse on second Two weeks Casual Leave per annum and three months vaca-

To be concluded




SRefrigerators (all sizes and at special
Pricess, Household Deep Freezers a'd
i Ice Cream Freezers; Face Basins, Kitch-
ien Sinks and Bath Room Fittings; Baby
ICribs and Door Mats; Glass (Plain and
SFrosted); Coffin furniture and Handles,
tetc. etc.
I a


sight. Noting that it is in the rela- tion leave af
tively well-to-do regions where the CLOSING DAT
Communists have done well, and 4
the poor south which has remained App
Conservative, the paper declares that maonias sho
the process is another example of anagerSt
the truth that a revolutionary creed 197, Castrie
appeals more to people who have
begun to taste the good things of
life than to those who have never
had a sight of them. "The Times" May 4 25
considers that one reason for Com-
munist successes is their skilful ex- DO
ploitation of the new wind from them

Freedom Of
The AirP
el .Rose
Formosan Government has de- Port,
creed a ban on the use of earphones C
for listening to radio broadcast. Aut- oa
horities said ban is designed to pre-
vent people using earphones to lis- Expcrts Ji
ten secretly to broadcast by the T
Chinese Communists. (CP)otal Ex

ler completion of three years service
00 p.m. Friday 31st May, 1963.
plications with relevant certificates and two recent testi-
ild be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked Appli-
astof Putlic Rela ions Officer and addressed to The
. Lucia Banana Growers' Association Ltd., P. O. Box,
s St. Lucia, B. W. I.
St. Lucia Banana Growers' Assocation Ltd.
per S. D. Gage

inica Banana Growers Association

anana Shipment of 3rd May, 1965:


an. i--Apr.
ports to date

30 828,517






W E have been reading the report of the
Fiscal Commissioner, Mrs. Ursula
K. Hicks, on economic outlook and
planning for the new Federation of East
Caribbean Territories. It is full of inte-
resting passages, and will be reviewed in a
future issue of this newspaper. We shall
deal here with one of her specific recom-
,mendations (No. o1 ii the Summary):-
"That steps should quickly be taken to
introduce effective taxes on real property
in the islands." (Paragraph so8.)
Dominica has no tax on real estate,
other than in her two major towns: in
other words, we are a West Indian island
devoid of land tax. Even St. Lucia,
still in the grip of the Code Napoleon,
instituted a graded land tax a few years
back. What is it that has made our
politicians, legislators and administrative
people so afraid of land tax? They
a... avs raise the excuse: it is loo difficult.
The fact is that they are afraid of losing
support by instituting this normal, world-
wide and essential method of raising funds
for the upkeep of the country. Moreover,
the question oftitles and family division
of property is in a shocking muddle in
Dominica, enough to put off potential
reforms on grounds of time, trouble and
surveys involved. Yet it will have to be
done some day. The other islands in the
new Federation will not be content to
carry Dominica on their backs, land-
taxless, while they play a proper part in
raising revenue.
Why are the politicians so nervous.
They are afraid of alienating the little man,
and of the propaganda of their opponents.
Yet if they would absolve the small land-
owner who has only five acres or under
from paying land tax, or charge only a
token fee such as that inaugurated by a
Labour Government in St. Lucia -- say
25 cents an acre up to ftve acres the
majority of the people of this island would
not suffer at all; and the upgrading could

The Politicians
From this small hill I hear the mumblers quarr
And the knife-sharpening politician cliques;
I peer at them through the suburban sorrel
Watching the jealous flushes on their cheeks.
Word against word, they devil and defile
The prowess and attainment of the rival,
Pursuing the authoritative mile,
But falling back to grudge a friend's survival.
Steeped in the least magnanimous of arts
They even spurn its liberality,
And jettison the human in their hearts
Till their names wilt, debased by jealousy.
P. S. A.

be done in the most humane manner, tak-
ing into account the size of the "estate"
and its production potential. In other
words, the larger the estate, the higher the
tax (within reasonable proportions); and in
our view land that is allowed to waste and
remains uncultivated should be taxed
more highly than any other acreage.
This would oblige landowners to cultivate
their lands or to let others do so.
An official report on Dominica's land
situation tells us that over 50 per cent of
privately owned land (that is to say, estates
over 1oo acres) are in the hands of 57 fam-
ilies or companies.
Let us grant that there are obstacles:
but they are not insuperable. A s t a r t
could be made by taxing land to which
the title is clear, and in cases of doubt,
urging the alleged owners to clarify their
:position. That means the Government
co u 1 d start by taxing the bigger land-
owners right away after necessary legis-
lation had been passed. If the ordinary
man and vWoman had a proper explana-
tion of how much they would gain by
supporting the principle of land tax, and
how much they would stand to lose by
living for e v e r in a higgledy-piggledy
debt-ridden grant-aided condition, we
believe they would come out strongly in
favour of land tax rather than any tax
affecting their production, or crafty indi-
rect taxes which send up the cost of
Prosperous little Barbados has had land
tax for a long while and it has produced
a substantial yearly sum for her coffers;
she has long criticised those islands which
h a v e hung back from taking effective
action. We do not believe that an en-
lightened Dominica Government should
wait to do some essential legislative deed
until bombarded by reproaches or pres-
sure. We should do it soon, of our own
free will, and in the most equitable and
reasonable manner.

Members of the Cercle Frangais
are reminded that their monthly
el meeting will take place o n the
May o, at oCork Street.
"Realite", "Le Frangais dans le
Monde" and "Marie-Claire" will
be lent to members only,

Swiss Join Council Of Europe
CP: Switzerland officially entered the
Council of Europe today becoming
its seventeenth member country in a
ceremony at the opening of the
Council's spring session here.


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Thank you again for carrying
our story.
Sincerely yours,
M.D. Representative Zon: 1

Thoughts By A
West Indian

Sir, Please explain to me why
we West Indians suffer so much
from inferiority complex and are
always talking about the days of
slavery which are over a hundred
years behind us? Slavery has been
suffered by many nations in the past
and indeed some nations today keep
their people in almost slave-like
conditions. We in the West Indies
have made rapid progress so why
bring up the dark past? With our
progress we seem to think that we
are self sufficient and no longer need
the help of overseas technicians or
any one from the more advanced,
countries except of course the tourist
who is willing to come and be over-
charged whenever possible for what
we have to offer him! West In-
dians have lately become very sensi-
tive over the colour of their skins,
but West Indians have in them the


Low Educational

Dear Editor, The purpose of
the writer is not to single out any
institution, but with the hope that
the authorities concerned will take
notice that present standards of edu-
cation are sorely lacking in all di-
rections It is known that Princi-
pals of the various schools are try-
ing their best under most adverse
circumstances, due to which, disc-
ipline and scholastic attainment is
at a low level.
I believe that it is time that the
Minister for Social Services try to
co-operate with the Education Offi-
cer and all Heads of schools in
meeting their needs. The latter are
all of high educational standard and
he should have no hesitation in sit-
ting together with them at conferences
and discussing their particular prob.
lems and needs for their respective
schools and plans for the future
(Cont. on page 7)

Children's (Factual Test) Corner
Dear Girls & Boys, -I hope you spent a very pleasant holiday. I sup-
pose you were too busy enjoying yourselves and had no time to spare for
me, I am still awaiting letters from you all. I want to hear from all of you.
Its a funny feeling putting forth ones ideas and not quite certain what others
think about them. That is why there are questions and discussions after a
Y,.u may have something to criticise-- I would be glad to hear about
it. I. is surprise ng when we listen to others what new ideas we find; we
had never thou ht of them before, You may have suggestions to make too,
that would be of great benefit to me and to others. One cm never be too
old to learn.
As an example not very long ago an intelligent young man made the
remark "It's a blessed thing that Trinicadand Jamaica broke up the Federa-
tion". I was horrified to hear such a remark but when he explained how
they would have forced us into independence long before we were prepared
for it, I saw his point of view and agreed with him whole-heartedly.
Now I hope I shall hear from you all. El e I shall be forced to come
to the conclusion that you are not interested and you shall not hear from
me again.
Here's wishing you best wishes for a very successful school term.
Loe from,
Auntie Fran.
FROM THE EDITOR: The children writing the two best letters to
Auntie Fran will win a Jig Saw Puzzle each.


Co'respondents are asked t( submit their fll names and addresses as
a guarantee of good faith, but not necessarily for publication. Letters should
be as sho, t 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.
blood of Europe, Africa, India,
W.H.O. Thanks China and other countries and
therefore we cannot all be one colour
Pan Ancrrican Health of skins so why should so much
Organization attention be paid to one's shade of
ar(W.O) skin, We are a people of many
Dear Mrs Allfrev shades, Just a- we are from many
This is to ,thak you nations, should we not draw on the
for makingavailableto our omce u ... -u uu. ..... ;- nau. -
the Saturday. Aoril 6, edition of form one government and not form
the Dominica Herald which car- one group of West Indians?
ried a story of World Health D.:v. There is a feeling in West Indian
We were particularly gratified by islands that people of European
the content of your story and the descendant are not welcome or in
encouraging note on the Integra- fact nt even due to the equal rights
ted Health Program for l.omini- t h the people of Arican descent
ca. The Pan American Health wi hepeopleof African descent.
Organization. Regional Office of If we are West Indians surely our
the World Health Organization, people of all shades should have
stands ready to assist in the so- equal rights and chances. Surely
lution of health problems, but we need the gifts of each other to
can do so only to the extent that build up our West Indian nation.
our assistance is requested by Together we stand, divided we
local authorities. fall.



SATURDAY, MAY ii, 1963

People's Post
(Continued from page 6)
ft must be remembered that all, ulti-
mately, are looking after the figure of
the children of Dominica, and the
broad structure of education must be
framed bearing t h e s e needs in
min d.
At present one ofth: great bug-
beirs is a shortage of qualified teach-
er, in our secondary schools as well.
Pupil teachers are used and by rea-
sons of their lack of sufficient quali-
'ication, experience a nd maturity
contribute greatly to careless habits
ot the pupils, indiscipline and
lowering of a:tainment, and, in short,
undermine their pupils.
The employment of pupil teachers
at a low salary and saving money on
them for other purposes however
worthwhile is a retrogressive step in
tra ,y ways.
Low standards are at the rot of
the West Indian problems Mercan-
tile a nd Government institutions
later employ these same pupils and it
is not surprising that even those with
superior intelligence a re untidy,
careless and undisciplined, and hence
the work suffers as also do human
While Rome was not built in a
day I believe that these problems
have been exaggerated by interference
and lack of cohesive purpose and
co-operation by these responsible for
education in Dominia.
'In relation to all this I must bring
to memory men like Mr. Skinner
who left an indelible stamp on their
mpviil-swho-todaV. are som--of-hc-
leading men on the West Indian
scene and who have in them all those
qualities admired and respected by
the rest of the world.
Thanking you for the kind, use of
Yours faithfully,

Portsmouth As
I See It

Dear Sir,
Sometime last year I saw
His Honour the Administrator in-
specting a contingent of volunteers
belonging to the Fire Brigade branch.
I said I am satisfied because
His Honour is the Head of that im-
portant Department, and most of all
he is no stranger to Portsmonth; but
up to this time I am left wondering
when will he be so kind as to give
o:ders to the Fire Chief to carry out
a survey on building a proper Fire
Station in the town of Portsmouth,
which is now covered with gasoline
stations and electricity, It is said
"Fire is a good servant, but a bad
Portsmonth as I see it is making
good progress, and I am looking to-
wards His Honour's administration
in the field of safety. For it is
written, "one ounce of precaution is
better than one pound of cure".
His Honour may remember that
nearly all the houses in the town and
surrounding area are built of wood;
that in itself can prove to everybody
what can happed in case of a ma-
jor fire. As I see it "Too LATE"
would be the cry!
Yours truly,


D e a r Madam Editor-
Please permit me space in
y o u r valuable columns to
on Democracy. For the
guidance of the Dominica
Labour Party Government.
"'the Aatural Fights
of Man. Man is born free
with the right to throw off a
despotic government, right
to individual liberty, to think
and act freely; the right of
self government and of free
communication and one gen-
eration has no right to bind
another. The earth belongs
to the living, not to the
dead. The wil and power
of man expire with his life
by nature's law. Man is
born Aith a moral instinct.

vicious in another. The
a nsw er is..... that men
living in different countries,
under different circumstances,
diffirenr habits and regi:nens,
mry have different utilities;
the same act, therefore, may
be useful and consequently
virtuous in one c o u nt r y
which is injurious and vic-
i o u s in another differently
circumstances. I sincerely,
then believe...in the general
existence of a moral instinct.
I think it is the brightest gem
with which the human
character is studded, and the
want of it is more degrad-
ing than the most hideous of
the bodily deformities."
(To be concluded)

Pen Friends
lmas 0 E

Some men are born with- Wlanted
out the organs of sight, or of The letter printed below wvs
hearing, or without hands, sent to the Dominica Chamber
yet it would be wrong to say of Commerce, and we are pleased
t h a t man is born without to e it space -di
these faculties and s i g h t, Gentlemren: I would like very
hearing, and hands may with much to correspond with peupl-
th r i th ra in Dominica for the purpose of
tru enter into te general friendly correspondence Would
definition of man. The want )ou be so kind as to refer me to
of imperfection of the sense people on your island f.r the
of .. i g td he g in purpose of such fiiendl coires-
of s ig h t and hearing in pondence
ui'-cr ',i a u p aont tna It I 1 nve. cresp nts in other
a general characteristic of the West Indian islands, but I have
Si. W" i w' never been able to get a corres-
species. W en it is want- poncedm(s) in .Domiacca. Any
ing, we endeavour to supply assistance given will be much
the defect by education, by appreciated. Thank you. If you
cnno' he'p me However, please
appeals to reason and calcu- refer 'my request to your news-
lation, by presenting to the paper.
being so unhappily c n- MT Very truly yours
being so unhapFINKELSTIN, 917 Ogden
formed, other motives to do Avenue, Bronx 52, New York,
g o o d and to eschew evil U.S.A.
such as the love, or the R ri
hatred, or rejection of those R prisal
among whom he lives, and Madam;
whose society is necessary to Any one who respects and
his happiness and even ex- recognizes 'the will of the
istence; demonstrations by people, in a democracy, 1
sound calculationthat hon- take pleasure in responding
esty promotes interest in the tothe wishofthe greatest
esy promotes t number, and to reply to the
long run; the rewards and sponsor's letter published in
penalties established by the the Chronicle of 1st May
1 a w s; and ultimately the and the Herald of 4th May,
prospects of a future state of under the caption of "Roseau
retribution for the evil as well Town Council Dilemma".
as the good done while here. That letter which the post-
These are the correctives ulant tried to preamble as
which are supplied by edu- being a reply to Mr Baron's
cation, and which exercise, of a previous issue, but for
the functions of the moralist the obvious reason of the
the preacher, and legislator. latter's impregnable front,
e preacer,and legislator. was soon diverted into an
Some have argued against expression of skirmish with
the existence of a m o r a the usual tirade of destruc-
sense, by saying that if nature tive criticism and personal
had given us such a sense..., abuse.
then nature would also have How well this letter has
designated, by some parti- reproduced the feelings which
cular earmarks, the two sets precipitated the public ann-
of actions which are in them- ouncement some time ear-
selves, the one virtuous and lier, that "Government is
So vicio going to declare war on the
the other vicious. Whereas Roseau Town Council" is
we find in f a c t, that the beyond question.
same actions are deemed However this time it was
virtuous in one country and not with His Honour The

Administrator as in pre-elec-
tion days, neither was it the
Civil Service or Religion as
a bedeviling force; or the
Roseau Town Council as
such, but the Mayor.
In that infamous litter
the 'writer behind the writer'
has once again tried in vain
to justify 'his' egoism as also
'his' likeness and anxiety
for revenge, by using a
number of extracts from the
report of the Commission of
Enquiry, most of which are
used 'out of context' for the
sole effect of making the
Mayor Dominica's singular
martyr of the 19th century.
The sponsor has also tr ied to
give some isolated promin-
ence and praise to Dr. Watty
for suggesting that the busi-
ness of the Roseau Town
Council be enquired into.
Whilst this is true to some
extent, I am confident that
Dr. Watty has neither
sought nor desires any such
praise for himself.
This is particularly ob-
vious by the fact that the
writer behind the writer has
not given a thought to the
expressed concert of effort
that brought about the En-
quiry, as much as to find out,

6CorONhlitF M rrr~u ivr_ ,'

Schedule of Applications for Certifica es of Title'and Notings
thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 4th day of May, 1963.
Nature of Request whether
Date of Request Person Presenting for Certificate of Title or
Noting thereon or Caveat.
Request for the issue of a
Request dated Bertilie Jules fi r s t Certificate of T t I e
in respect of that porti-n of
29th April, 1963 a n d situatein the Colihaut
by her Solicitor Village, in the Parish of St.
Presented P e t e r, in the Colony of
Dominica, con t a i n i n g 529
3rd May, 1963. Vanya Dupigny sq. ft. and bounded as fol-
at 2.25 p.m lows:-On the North-East by
land of Mrs. Artwell John
Baptiste, On the North West by land of Edwin William, On the South-
West by land of Mone La n g lai s, On the South-East by land of
Christian Langlais & Isaiah Blondel

Registrar's Office.
Roseau, 3rd May, 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 six weeks from the date of the first appear-
ance of the above Scledule in the O'cial Gazette and in the
DOMINICA HERALD newspaper published in this Island.
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 4th day of May 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 Ocr,
Request dated Bertilie Jules tificate of Title in respect oftha
portion of land Qituate in the Mar-
29th April, 1963, ceau Estate, in the Parish of St.
by her Solicitor Peter, in the Colony of Domini-
Presented caccrntaining 3.431 acres and
3rd May 1963. bounded as follows:-On the North
at 2.15 p. m. Vanya Dupigny by land of Albert Caines;
On the South by land of Anson
Joseph; On the East by land of Edwin William and on the West by land
of Rodney George.
Registrar's Office, JOSEPH A. MARCANO.
Roseau, 3rd May 1963. Registrar of Titles
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Cer-
tificate of itle on the above application may enter a Caveat in the above
office within six 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.




who was responsible for
making "the very roany fre-
quent complaints of staff
inefficiency, a n d mal-
adminisliatnon", which quite
correctly haJ. formed the
basis of Dr. Watty's sugges-
Cont. on p. 12

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In The Kitchen May Day Nigeria's Experi- N
(Continued from page 4) Messages ment In Educat- b:
were under control. Subbu re-eitcr. Tin Blind l re
ed the sI,. an r:,i i-d change. The follow. in, mcs ,,.r: iag Blnd G ild
The pan was nowv ha,; as a mat- received for May Day relcas:. They
ter of fact. it w.s taking on an were scn.t in to the HIERALD by A experiment in educat-
ominous red g'owx immediately above the GC,:ira. Secre:ry of the Domin- ig bind chdreni which may
the burn r. Subbu said. it i s a ica Trade Union. i e tar reaching eisuchs in
gcod thing because it would cut Arricn coun i es is
down the process time. Cafibhealn Cngress Of Labour cher Alrican countries is
The process itself was take:i up I g carr e out in the
next. "How many eggs." asked L.-.a, ieC t Of GCerical Ka's na d:str;ct of Northern
Subbu. I said four, double !Led. Su ipevis8Ory Aild Admiln- Nigria In a scheme spon-
Events had moved so far I was too istrative Workers sotcd jointly by the North-
weak to say more "Now watch" ern Nigerian Ministry of
said Subbu, "Principle four: use We deplore the constant attempt Education and ihe Royal
both hands-- legs also if you can of certain employers There was no need to use legs but make impossible the Organisation of Ihe Blind, eighteen blind boys
it would have made no difference if Cler:cal, and Adn:in strative workers a'd girls are being taught at
he had. He tio, tivo cgs in each into the Trade Unions. The po- ,rtdnary schools, alongside
hand and to my utter bewilderment licy' ba been pur:,ued in many s ghted youngsters
held them over the pan and crushed Caribbean countries for a number The bh nd children a'tend-
them- yes, just crushed them! A of years without due choice. The
hornble mess spread out on the pan Caribbean Congress of Labour 'ng various schools in the
like a badly drawn map ufAustralia ,ishcs it to be known that every Katsna areaa.re taking part
with pieces of egg shell sticking out effort will be made to encourage in all school activities, includ-
like snowclad peaks. What was left and strengthen the full Organisa- ing games, gardening, and
of the mess was still on Subbu's oan of these workers and that any Lyn.i astics as well as rt-abic,
hands which he cooly w ped on a attempt, by employers to dny this Enhlish. arithmetic and
towel nearby. '"Disgusting operation category of persons, the freedom of other oral lessons Before
this" he said to oy wife,'-In thefac- -ssociation shall b e resisted they actually joined the
tory we would have provided a pair Sgd. OSMOND DYCE. school, the children were
of leather gloes for such work and Secr ar reassure mina
a glass of milk for the hazard in-y as gen prem ary training.
volved." At a meeting of the General Ihey were taught how to
There was only one more thing Council of the Caribbean Con- move around freely, develo-
to do Over the mouldering ni grtss of Laboul held at George- ping their sense of touch;
iliatj as once four beauuful eggs at town, British Guiana on the 3ih, cod. h of behaviour in school
tw\o upecs a doz:n, Subbu spread 6th"a n d 7th of DecembEr, 1962, wtre explained to them; and
a layer of prenmixed salt aid pepper, t unanirrously agiced that the theV \ere taught basic ele-
Then lic n urned off the ;io\e and fir tri-annnal Cong ess o I the ni- .-. J-.-. ,w,.2' ---
,... .."..,-' --~~Cii'- a CibBeano; f-Labour will be held arithrrmetic, general know-
It had taken him Light minutes at Kingston, Jamaica, on the ledge and hygiene.
and'fty four pcnd, ir cludil, i i5th, 16th and I7th September, Just before the term start-
fike minutes I spent on rire hfigling, :irg 1963.reth t, sta
SuL.bu said i could impioe on hi, T he decisions w a s taken in ed, they \ere taken to their
th a ltle pracuce "And by th response to an appeal from the respective schools, shown
way" he advised, "'ith a sti.ve like National Workers' Union that the the classrooms, playgrounds
that, you better ask for a fire hydrant CCL make it possible to pro- and any dangerous obstacles,
to be planted outside." mulgate international trade union and introduced :o the teac-
My wife was grim and silent. She activities in Jamaica. The union hers. Then during the first
laid the table and scraped a good pointed out that since 1947when few weeks at school, they
portion of Australia on to my plate the Congress of the d e fu n c t were given a "link", a child
It melt as though a bush fire had Caribbean Labour Congress was or group of children, who
just been put out with soda acid ex- held in Kingston, Jamaica, no other helped them find their way
tinguishers. international trade union activities around.
When she turn o serve theex have occurred. They tendency, they of the teachers in
pert, he raised a polite hand, "No maintain, as a result of this lack Most of the teachers i
thank you Madam" he said. "You of activities is towards trade union the schools have taken the
see, I am a vegetarian, not even isolationism. They also feel that trouble to learn Braille in
,eggs!" the impact of the Conference will their spare time and are able
We got him pancakes from the assist in giving Jama:ca workers to give a certain amount of
Township restaurant. a closer form of association with special attention to their blind
From the Indian Social Wel- other workers of the Caribbean. pupils. The unifying force in
fare Magaz ne. Sgd. OSMOND DYCE, the scheme is the Visiting
Secretary Treasurer. teacher who is specialised
Death Of Another -- --in the technique of teac-
Labour Friend REPORTS OF CIVIL hirg the, blind and who
Labour Friend SERVICE AND FISCAL travels around to (he
The death occurred in London schools, which are all within
last month o f David T. Jones, COMMISSIONS. a 15-mile radius of Katsina.
Trade Unionist, Labour M.P. until The Reports of the Civil He supervises the work,
1959, who asked a great number of Service and Fiscal Commiss- helps individual pupils with
questions on behalf of Dominica in OS appointed by the Secre- problems, and keeps detailed
the British House of Commons over records of each blind child's
a period of yeas. These included tary of State for the Colonies records of each blnd child's
the question as to why the old in connection with the pro- progress.
French trace near Morne Bois Diable posed Federation of East Apart from the benefit to
could not be used as the foundation Caribbean Territories have the children for leading a
for the road to Castle Bruce, which b6le l received. 0pis e comparatively normal exis-
ultimately been received, Copies are tence in their own communi-
His daughter writes: "Up to the availaLle for sale to the pub- ties, the Katsina experiment
last he was interested in news from lie at the Ministry of Finance offers an economical method
the West Indies, which was always at a cost of $3,25 for the ol teaching the blind, a vital
much in his thoughts. He was Civil Service Commission Re- factor for a developingcoun-
particularly disturbed at the break-up port and $1.60 for the Fiscal try where educational facili-
of the Federation."Dai Jones was Cmmission Report ties are in any case limited.
for a considerable time o n the Commission Report Follow.ing the success of
T.U.C. executive. We salute the Ref. F 4 Following the success of
memory ofa fine trade unionist and 25th April, 1963. the Katsma scheme the
loyal Labour friend. GO 44, May 4,11 governments of the four

ligerian regions have accep- Blind to start pilot projects
ed a recommendation made in each region for educating
y a sub-committee of the blind children in ordinary
ligerian Council for the schools. (UNESCO)


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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.I.C.T.A.,
A I.C.T.A. or recognized diplomas in tropical agri-
culture may be considered for admission.
Application forms and detailed information can
be obtained on request from the Assistant Registrar,
University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trini-
The closing date for Applications is May 15,
CTA Mar. 30, Apt. 27, May 11



SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1963


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SLCW Cana Conference Schedule

Sunday, May 12 St. Gerard's Hall a
Opening Session 5:30 6:30 p.m. F a t h e r vi
T. P. Davy, O P. al
"Marriage in God's Plan" pc
Monday, May 13 -Cathedral su
Wedding Cynthia McIntyre and Francis Ronald ap
Hill 5:00 p.m. ti
All Cana Conference attendees are invited. Narra- de
tion of Sacrament of Matrimony and Nuptial M a s s a
will be given during the ceremony. ur
Tuesday, May 14 St. Gerard's Hall y:
First Conference 5:30 6:30 p.m. -F a t h e r Wo
T. P. Davy, O, P.
"Marriage Offspring"
"Self-control vs. birth control"
"Rhythm" K
Mass at the Cathedral 6:30 p.m. -- Father T. P. Nt
Davy, O. P.
Supper on sale at Catholic Social Centre 7:15 p.m. ti
Discussion at St. Gerard's Hall 8:00 p.m. h,
Wednesday, May 15 St. Gerard's Hall in
Second Conference 5:30 6:30 p.m. -- Father tr
T. P. Davy, O. P.
"Marriage Fidelity Love"
"Dangers from Within"
"Dangers from Society"
Same' schedule for Mass, Supper and Discussion as I
for Tuesday.
Thursday, May 16 St. Gerard's Hall
T h i r d Conference 5:30 6:30 p.m. Miss eo
Eugenia Charles pu
"Legal Aspects of Marriage"
S 'Wills and Testaments"' ; S
Mass and Supper schedule the same. L-
Pan e 1 Discussion 8:ob p,m. -' Mrs. Abbott M
Shillingford, Moderator; Mrs. Bertha Toulon, Mrs. so
Agatha Delauney, Mr. M. Doctrove and Mr. R. Casimir md
-panel members. br
"Finance in Marriage" an
Friday, May 17 St. Gerard's Hall
Fourth Conference 5:30 6:30 p.m. Father br
T. P. Davy, 0. P. M
"The Role of the Single Person in the Church" ",
"Spirituality of the Lay People" tre
Mass, Supper and Disscussion schedule the same as
previous nights. w
Saturday, May 18 St. Gerard's Hall 9 12 p.m. w
-Dinner Dance entrance $1.50 per couple, $r.oo
per individual. Buffet supper will be on sale.
Sunday, May I9-Cathedral
Closing ceremony 5:00 p.m. F a t h e r T. P.
Davy, O. P.
"Marriage Sacrament Divorce" an
Renewal of Marriage Vows followed by Ma s s. Co
For t h o s e couples needing baby sitters the Legion of Ro
Mary and the High School Y. C. S. will be available in B
p a i r s to baby sit any evening at the Conference. All an
couples desiring such service, kindly contact the Catholic
Social Centre by Friday, May lo.

Agricultural Notes
Continued front :age 3)
id Fkely to beneath producers in pro-
ding a more stabl: market with
ss sudden price fluctuations. Like
1 tree crop wilrit a long nii'turaton
riod, higher prices .ain;:o eiect
apples for several yeals (h l same
phles to coffee and citrus) by which
ne the demid may rnave fallen off
having surpluses which their on y
:press prices mor.. Stability within
modest price flectuatr, L range,
nalterable over a period of several
ars would give real encouragement

How many readers have heard of
aiangarao State Forest: It is in
ew Zealand and is reputed to be
he largest min-mide forest .n the
world -- 2,0oo square miles. seven
mes the size of Dominica - and
olds mainly the soft-wood pnui
isignus, one of the fastest growing
ees in the world

)uote Of
'he Week

From a novel by Colin Watson
iblished by Eyre & Spottiswoode,
'The proper thing to do now,"
id Hessledine (Chief Constable of
e _.ountry, woutu us r ,u. ...-
r. Larch from duty until, some
rt of an official inquiry could b e
ade. But you see the difficulty,
,n't youi" He half turned in Pur-
vght's direction. (Purbright was
I Inspector, C. I. D.),
.I think I do, sir," (said Pur-
ight). "You mean that if nothing
ore definite could be established,
4r. Larch" (ChiefI ns p ect o r)
vould appear to have been unjustly
heated "
"Exactl y. Tantamount to
rongful arrest" The Chief
unstable shuddered and faced the
window again.'

One two-storeyed House
id lot situated at Goodwill,
ntaining 3 Bedrooms, Living
lom, Dining room, Kitchen.
a t h and Toilet, Verandah,
d shop on Ground Floor.
Apply to:
6 New Street,

ua, inimoD
S Why don't you get your clothes washed at ASTA- Apr. 27 May 4-11

1 Aone storey dwelling
S, house consisting of Four bed-
!Ironing Department, No. 44 Fields Lane? rooms, Living and Dining Room,
I Da 1 Pantry Kitchen, B a t h a n d
Don't you know your Laundry problems are over? Toilet, situate on Lot No. S
S....484 off Federation D r i v e,
TELSTAR II For particulars apply to:-
CAPE CANAVERAL May 7: CP: Telstar II is in orbit and first tele- Chambers, Roseau.
vis.on ir;al has started. May 1I-25

Courtroom Segregation Unlawful

In an unanimous decision, the
U.S SupremL Court has ruled that
lac'al segregation i n American
courtrooms is unconstitutional.
1 he nine-member Supreme Court,
highest in the 1, n 'aid in :ts decisio-.

"S ate-compelled segregation in a
Court of Justice is a manifest viola-
t'ro of the State's duty to deny no
ne the equal protection of its laws'".
(U ilS)

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of a well balanced diet, a
source of energy and health.
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in Memory Of
Mrs. Roosevelt

Washington, April 24-
President Kennedy, at a
W white House ceremony
yesterday launched a 1tob.da--
tion that will work to xcep
alive the ideals ;,a.ong
them world good will and
concern for Uie poor-ilhat
guided the late E lea nor
Surrounded by relatives
and friends of the to r in e r
Firsc Lady and widow of'
the w a r ti m c free world
leader, Plesident Franklin D.
Roosevelt, Piesident K e n-
nedy signed into law a B 11
granting a Federal Charter
to the leav or Roosivcl:
Memorial Foundation.
"I. has been said," Pre-
sident Kennedy observed,
"t h a t an institution is the
lengthened shadow of a great
"I am sure that the
Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial

out her life.
"The Foundation should
cast a long shadow indeed."
Mrs. Rooseveit's "concern
w a s permanent," 'Prsident
Kenneoy said, "for the great
causes which were identified
with her husband's life and
which we identify winh the
best of America, a concern
for her fellow citizens, parti-
cularly those less fortunate."

Jamaica's Televi-
sion Plans
The Jamaica Broadcasting Cop-
poratvon will send out its first televi-
sion progratrmes on 8th August, the
Ist anniversary of Jamaica's inde
The Jamaican Government has
granted an exclusive television
franchise to the J. B C. and ap-
pointed a Scottisu Teievision consor-
tum to be managing agents.
The cost of the new television
centre is estimated at over SI,440
ooo and the major equipment con
tracts have been awarded. The
Jamaican key staff is to be trained
at Glasgow. BIS

Foundation will reflect the FOR SALE
.wisdom, energy and concern
for the poor and adance- Fiat (600) Car No. 141 (10 Months
mtn of public ea th, eon- Old) Phone 60 or67 1 Ring
mnt dealt, econ Also Apply -o BARCLAYS BANI
omic welfare and internat- nnn
: o n a-l goodwill that Mrs. YOLANDE COOLS-LARTIGUE
Roosevelt showed through- April 27 May 4-1I





SATURDAY 4th MAY, 1963
ONLY 2 HOURS FROM 2.00 p.m.- 4.00 p.m.
ONLY $3.99
May 4, 11

Watar Shortage
In Roseau
A recent release from the
Roseau Town Council warn-
ed residents of Rosean,
particularly in King George
V Street, Queen Mary Street
Bath Road and Virgin Lane,
that owing to the dry sea-
son, water pressure has been
considerably reduced, and it
may be impossible to use two
taps in one house at once.
Residents in Roseau are
urged to exercise the utmost
economy and consideration
for others in their daily use
of water throughout the dry
In his message, the Town
Clerk thanked W. H. O. on
behalf of the R T. C. for

their efforts to bring a sati
factory water service
Dominica hoping that ni
thing will impede this urgent

Anti-- TB. Cam-

A campaign to' eliminate
dread disease tuberculosis fro
Dominica has been launched by t
Medical Department, and everybo
is asked to co-operate. The first st
is to find cases of active T.B. a.
give treatment with effective druE
Next step is to carry out certain sk
tests, starting with school children
The school authorities have promise
full support, and the Medical D
apartment hopes that th- entire pu
lic will do hkewise. Progress repot
will be issued from time to timi

People's Post
(Continued from page 7)

ir wi, ick,

ir cases
ffn,, r

The coming Goodwill Crc- r Ia S, uO
ket 'TouI n-n;cnt to be played in l SaStiG 8
Grenada could be the most interest- i This r
ing, important and challenging s s. CH X
Lcroy Shillntrd, wi his HOX
Spoweriul and youngest ever Dommn- The vail
ican team to tour will aitle with the iers has bee
gr.m determination of doing wh.t red years, Ibu
no Dominican team has been able countless tho
to do, that is to w,n a Goodwill 'end
series outside Dom n ca. 1 This diffi
The question of the combination active, and inl
of our tear should not create any !and best forn
Serious problem because, in the ab i So finel
sence ofa -ru!y good p.ice bowler, of Chardox sp
Swe must pin our hopes on spin- 4 page of an or
bowling which may prove very are uncountai
effective in Gicnada. densing, retai
s The spin bowling is varied and inert and poW
Stidy enough to win respect fiom -why a singicd
Sthe best of the batsmen it will en- (bring immediate
. counter against St Lucia and later, ailments ot tl
I hope, against St. Vincent or Gren- distension,
i ada, St. Hilaire, the quickest of
the opening bowlers, must be used *
. sparingly so as to provide the nec-
e essary shock which is so useful but i The Cha
d so disliked by incoming batsmen. /date remedies
Our batting has everything that a -drugs to dl
- captain should be proud of. In fact tive agents
our batting can boast of three of the taken over lo
finest batsmen in I. Shilhngford, G. "Chardox
s John, L. Shillingford in ihe Wind- absolutely fr
S yards today and these players must over nrnlninn
.. . ... u r ne oatting, Obtainab
Cecil Larocque, A. Gregoire. 0. td
Lewis, J.C. Joseph and P. Simon
are ita n inix:ure of experience and ."..
SI expect many runs to flow from
t their blades,
Our fielding has let us down year
After year, and I want out boys to
realise that good fielaing wins
matches. Most of them I am sure St. L|
knows what good fielding means to Appli
a team,
With our fielding upto the mark dates for a'
we will out-bat, out-bowl and out- Lucia Bar
field our opponents. In fact, if all DUTIES
goes well there is no reason why (f)
Shillingford and his team should
not return home victorious.
Thanks for space, (2)

- T
Herald Tells It ab
Better A
to C
o- Madam, T he DOMINICA is
nt HERALD was the best idea for a LARY
Christmas present anyone had in a SALARY
long time. I must say I was con- T
fused at first, thinking you were still po
a Federal Minister in Trinidad. qu
Now I gather you are putting on a LEA'VE
good moral fight. P
I read about Mrs. Harold Wilon
in the HERALD an d will k eep m
the up to date not only in West Indian y(
m news but also about British and CLOSING D
the other politics through your paper, 4
dy rather than European press. The A
:ep editorial on the European Common
nd Market was as clear a picture as ct
gs. ever I have read on those complexi- Vw
in ties. How you must miss Hugh S
.n. Gaitskell, for he had grasped your ci
ed problems.
)e- Just continue sending the papers.
b- I don't mind ifit is slow by sea..
rts A. H. 0., Staten Island, N. Y
e. U. S. A. May 4, 11.


Quick Prf"

Without drugs
of Indigestion, Fiatv]eice, Stomach
filtis, Diar''hoaea, Dysentery, i nd similar
nd Uita.,'itxA Dissorders
relief is made possible by the discovery of
highly-activated charcoal)
ue of medicinal charcoal as a remedy for digestive disor-
In recognized by theMedical Profession for the last hund-
t the factor which has restricted its everyday use by
usands is the large dose necessary to achieve the desired
icuity has been got over by making the charcoal far more
I Chardox you have highly-activated charcoal in its latest
y divided indeed is this active material, that a mere pinch
reads itself over a working surface equal in area to a
dinary newspaper In a single dose ou Chardox, there
lie millions of particles, each of which is capable of con-
ning and fixing, either gas or poison, so that it is rendered
Nerless to cause harm, It is easy to understand therefore
does or two or three tablets of Chardox is sufficient to
ate relief in cases of Indigestion, Flatulence and common
he stomach, associated with food fermentation and painful

immediate Relief Without Drugs
irdox treatment entirely replaces what are now out-of-
s for Indigestion and Flatulence-such as st ong chemicals


ull pain- and chemical imitations of the body's own diges-f
Such remedies have but temporary effect, and when-
ing periods may cause positive harm.
i on the other hand, being of purely vegetable origin andl
ee from added drugs, can be taken by either young or old;
md nprinuIe ;u!+kn, 41.,- "
- .. tuu r,,u r sigineS Tear oT II results.
hle From The Dominica Dispensary Co.,

Vacant Post Of Secretary
ucia Banana Growers' Association Ltd
ications are invited from suitable qualified candi-
ppointment to the vacant post of Secretary, St.
nana Growers' Association, Ltd.

All the duties and functions of a Company
Such secretarial and other duties and functions
as may be assigned from time to time including
acting for the Manager in his absence.
he successful candidate will be required to enter
to a service contract a specimen of which is avail-
)le for inspection at the registered office of the
)n a contract for three years, six months of which

he post carries a salary of $4,320-$5,760. The
point of entry in the salary scale is dependent upon
qualifications and experience.

wo weeks casual leave per annum and three
months vacation leave after completion of three
ears' service.
.oo p.m. Friday, 31st May 1963.
applications with relevant certificates and two re-
ent testimonials should be submitted in sealed en-
elopes clearly marked Application for Post of
secretary, and addressed to The Manager, St. Lu-
la Banana Growers' Association Ltd., P.O. Box
97, Castries, St. Lucia, B.W.I.
St. Lucia Banana Growers' Association Ltd.
per S.D. GAGE, Manager

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SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1963



Rest Show's Up Islands

The 3 3da y match between the
Island XI and the Rest was coln-
cluded at the Botanical Gardens on
Sunday. Reuming at 57 tor 7,
the Island XI was all out lor 177,
a deficit of 34 runs. The Islands
bowling lacked penetration when the
Kcst oatted a second time, only St.
Hllaire looked impressive. Steady
battng enabled the Rest to compile
IS6. Grell scored a sound 40.
The Island were thus set to score
221 runs for victory. The innings
was higlthghted oy a powetul
knock ot 90 by Irving Shllinglord
and a crowd pleasing 33 by Clem
John. John shovec a welcome ie-
turn to form, but his dimissal was
due to a lapse 11 concentration.
Shillingord as usual displayed an
airt of authority about his batting.
An innings by this lad gives one the
impression that it is all planned
before he even leaves the pavillion.
His timing and power ofstioke are
unsurpassed in the history ot our
cricket. I predict a big future for
this young man if g-ven the chance.
The Rest were without two key
bowlers in Ren6 and Joseph John,
but still succeeded in exposing the
weakness of the Island's middle batt-
ing. From 180 for 4, they slumped
to o2 for 8, and eventually
scrambled home by i wicket.
Celaae again troubled all and sundry,
and exacted more lhf from the
---piecn-ian tin-rs -itead- iptooni.ih.
Grell, Corrlete and Sylvester tall
bitsinen) were allowed to return
good bowling figures.
The Manager picked to go to
Grenada with the Dominica Team
for the Goodwill series is Clifford
Seven, He has h ad previous
experience and is reputed to be a
stern disciplinarian.
I am indeed sorry to learn that
St. Lucia is not sending a team to
Grenada this year due to financial
stringency, They are hoping that
the winning team this year will be
able to call n and play a match
there after the series.
Opening Fixture Drawn
In their opening first class match
the West Indies touring team was
held to a draw by Worcester in a
game of declarations. The final
scores w e r e:- Worcester Ig9.
Graveny 75 and 162 for 4 declar-
ed; West Indies 120 for 2 declared
and 55 for 3.
Gloucestershire Beaten
On Saturday, Monday and Tues-
day, West Indies beat Gloucester-
shire by 65 runs. Batting first on
a green wicket, the tourists were
hustled out for 89, David Smith got
5 for 38 for the hometeam
Gloucestershire batsmen found runs
even more difflult to get than the
visitors and were all out for 60.
The West Indies fast bowler Griffith
was at his best, getting 8 for 23.
In their 2nd innings, the visitors
showed m o r e determination and
were all for 2So. Smith again cap-
ture 5 wickets, bringing this match
analysis to o1 for 98. C h a s i n g
280 for victory Gloucestershire
never loo k e d like reaching their
target, and were dismissed for 214

of which Young scored a well played
126. Griffith this time captured
13 for 35 to return match ligur-:s of
53 for 58, the best of his career.
University Bowling Thrashed
On an easy paced Fenners w ck
et, Wea t Indies amassed the high
total of 514 against Cambridge
University on Wednesday. Leading
the way in this run getting spree
was Kanbai (119) and fast bowler
Hall (102 not out). Hunt (96)
and Butcher (83) wee also among
the tuns. Hall's century was the first
of his career.
On Thursday, t h e University
were bowed out twice for scores of
104 and 205 to give the West Indles
victory by an innings and 205 runs.
The tourists beg n a three day match
against Lancashire at Ou Trafford

Council to increase representation 1952 elections.

on the Council to eight, and divide
the muncipality into four wards,
(Representation there, has remained
at five frum 1896.) And finally
their refusal to approve legislation
fotr the Roseau Town Council to
droat a loan for Development pro-
jeccs in Roseau, including a pavil-
ion at the Windsor P;irk.
All thesethey rcfued with the
hope that t these measures wou'd be
implemented by themselves atter el-
ections. But lo! forlorn as they
have become, they resort to taking
open revenge o i the p o2ec.
For surely wno could ever predict
that from a Government of such
s mple people as we have, h little
Labour Chief Minister could hav,:
express.d desire to control broad-
casts; or an even lesser mortal resolve
to dissolve the Roseau Town Coun-
I must in plain simple language
inform t h e m here, that unless
-- __ -I... .. ....

E lle acme ot their ambilion is to cvoke
Laville Again Impresses ,^^ g,^ ^ ,^^ ^em-
Laville Again Impresses navonal disgnst and shame on them-
Benoit Laville, now studying in selves, they would be well advised to
the U.S.A has been showing steady 'Keep their hands off".
improvement at throwing the Javelin Finally, although I have no inten-
On April 13, he was first with a tion of replying to the writer's
throw of I58ft. 4"-. Heavy rain extracts one by one, because of their
made conditions terrible for the incompleteness, I m u st inform the
athletes, but on 20th. April he general public as follows.-
passed his best with a throw of (i) The "very frequent complaints
223ft 8". This is 6ft. more than he of staff inefficiency and mal-
threw earlier this year. Beresford of administration" were coming
the University of California was sec- from me, and Dr. Watty's
ond with a throw of i99ft. On the suggestion was explicit in
27th April, Laville competed in the with both my desire and the
San Antonio Relays and was up Council's generally.
against the best throwers in the Uni- (2) Although t h e contributor
ted States. News of this meet i s quoted from page 8 of the
tepon.teee un ge..Ad

People's Post
(Continued from page 7)
The sponsor seems unable
to reconcile himself with the
present composition of the
Roseau Town Council and
consequently blames the
Dominica United People's
Party for the trust that the
electorate has so lavishly
reposed in them; since this
seems to be the only way in
which they in chagrin over
the 'five-love' results of
the last municipal election,
which was held in the cons-
tituencies of the two leading
Ministers, of the L a b o u r
I must therefore take this opport-
unity to remind the Dominica La
bour Party that irrespective of what
they write, do, or say, the truth is
that the taxpayers no longer want
them at the head of anything; and
this is becoming more and more so.
They also need to be reminded of
all the petty practices which they
employed in their vain effort to take
over the Roseau Town Council.
First there was the high handed
manner of their amendment to the
Roseau Town Council constitution
to introduce Adult Suffrage. Then
there was their refusal to grant per-
mission to the Roseau Town Coun-
cil for running a sweepstake.
(Today Government has resolved
t o grant this permission t o private
There was also Government's re-
fusal to approve a suggested am-
mendment by the Roseau Town

report, endeaouting to give as
different meaning t o t h e
"Mayor's uncalled for med-
dling in staff matters"." The
very page 8 continues ". ....
There are serious defects in
the system of organization and
the mayor was quite right
when he drew attention to
them and called for their
remedy. . .
The Government of today, must
learn to accept the WILL OF THE
PEOPLE not only when it happens
to be in their favour, but also when
it is expressedly against them.

Mabel James &
Pat Stevens
Many persons tell me that I
ought to reply to Mabel James' letter
and as many others feel that I
should treat it and Pat Steven's
Notebook of the Herald of May 4th
with inattention and the contempt
they deserve.
The fact is that Mabel James has
not and cannot refute the points in
the letter which she pretends to
answer, These points may be sum-
marised as : -
(a) The findings of the Commiss-
ion of Inquiry are not as related in
the Loblack Resolution;
(b) The investigation related Not
to the present Council, but to its
predecessor who had requested that
(c) The Labour Government in
passing the infamous Resolution is
undermining Democrary by flouting
the will of the people for no appar-
ent reason than the fact that they
were castigated at the November

s parT For The Unwary

D.A. Durban, Esq.
C.J. Ferreira Esq.
R.S. Fadelle Esq.
Egbert Green Esq.
E.L. Honeychurch Esq.
Stafford Shillingford Esq.
2. Under the same section of
the above-mentioned Ordinance
His Honour the Administrator
has been pleased to nominate
the following persons on the
Board for the same period as
The Financial Secretary
The Agricultural Superinten-
J.G. Hutton Esq.
G.A. Winston Esq.
Ministry of Trade and Produc-
tion, Dominica, 6th May 1963
GO May 11

their participation later.
,The first executive com-
mittee meeting will t ak e
place in Vienna on June 6.

Report of the above wedding
will appear next week.

People's Post

Please note that all letters for
People's Post must be received at
the HERALD OFFICE by Tuesday
noon, for insertion in Saturday's


i To Drs. Winston, Griffin, and Eddie Armour, Matron Dorival, Sistersi
& Nurses for their many acts of kindness to me du-ing my illness.
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(d) That action at (c) abo;e was -
on a par with recent behaviour of In a release from the May-
the Labou Government. ors Office, we are informed
Mabel James has the temerity toh oen a oles and
a k Rseau Taxpayers o scur that wooden manholes and
copies of the Report of the r962 culvert covers are being sur-
Town C.incil Inquiry, She cannot reptitinusly removed, t h u s
b unaware that the Report was creating a hazard (particu-
released for public informat on BE- lary at night) for the unwary
FORE the abovementioned Muni-
cipal Election and served as the main pedestrian. Since the covers
plank of the Labour Governm:nt's are th2 property of the R. T.
platform. C., persons rem)vi ;g these
The intellectual integrity of th"1se are laying themselves open to
who quote texts out of their context a hargeof stealing and also
s on tnc same plane as the dishonest o a
.ca acter wl-o taking a bible in hand to that of creating a public
quotes from it as though in seque- mischief, let alone the pos-
cne: "Judas wentout and hanged sibility of paying h e a v y
himself' 'Go thou and do likewise." dam.tges to a pedestrian or
A little self examination would r o r in te i
da car owner in the civil courts.
do some persons a lot of good i These inconsierat thieves
only it were to make them see them- these inconsierat thieves
selves as others see them. are hereby warned of the
The "voice of Esau and the hand seriousness of this offence.
f Jacob" production of Pat Ste- -.- -
vens barks up the wrong tree. Tol- European Youth
erance of opposing viewpoints in
bodies elected by tle people is the Groups Linked
very foundation of Democratic insti-
tutions and prac.ice. Pat Stevens' Representatives of 14 na-.
mentor is yet to explain to him t a south committees
which of the two Governments o n youth committees,
D.U P.P. or Labour, has attempted broadly representative of the
to deprive Ratepayers of the Town main fields of youth work in
of Roseau of a representative institu- Europe, met in L o ndon
tion older than the present political d u r i n g the weekend and
Constitution under which the pre- established the Council of
sent Government labours.
The isolated case of rejection of European National Youth
Pat Stevens' broadcast script by a Commitees., The council
conscientious programme assistant ,will s u g g e s t and carry
must have had a legal justification through nr ecf r 2C- .-2
n,- -~ ng edct aof t he i o n among European na-
Chief Minister in his desire to cur
tail the "freedom of the aitr' cannot : i o n a youth committees
Find in Democratic principles, which embrace, among other
FRANKLIN A BARON things, religious, student and

NOTICE political groups.
The founder-members of
Board Of Management the council are the national
Of The Dominica Banana committees of the W or 1 d
Growers Association Assembly of Youth fr o m
It is notified for ge' eral infor- Austria, Belgium, Denmark,
nation thatatthe annual General G er m a n y, Iceland, the
Meeting of the Dominica Bana- Netherlands, Norway, Swed-
na Growers Association held on herlands, Norwa, Swed-
29th April, 1963, the following en, Turkey and the United
persons were elected under sec- Kingdom, and the National
tion 7 of the Banana Ordinance Youth Councils of France
1956 (No 6 of 1959) to serve onYouthCouncils of France
he Board of Management for the and Luxembourg. Italy and
ensuing period of twelve (12) Switzerland will decide on