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 18, 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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NEW YORK 21, N. Y,

Tha Finest People i t The Riche t S
(For the Genera Welfare of the People of Dominica, the further advancement ofthe West Indies and the Caribbean Areaas a whole)

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.ADDISON'I-J -0 oUl UUL. UtL o U loslal
after a serious operation K.RAMS,
George out of hospital and Ayoub
left Bath Estate to help with family
business OWEN de Vere Rowe
Commissioner Designate for Canada
to the new Federation visited Dom-
inica Wednesday GRACE Augus-
tine OBE, Youth Tiust Fund reprc.
sentative for St. Lucia choscn by
Colonial Office to attend Po.o'a
meeting of U.N. Rights for Woman
Conference CHARLES de Gaulle
makes first ever visit of a French
Premier to Greece : THE DUPP
held a meeting last night - details
next week C.M, LEBLANC and

KENNED Y -- "it Was A Great Flight'"-Do-m--inicans Support B. 6. Strikers

The story of how a brave American, Astronaut Gor-
don Cooper, circled the globe 22 times in a marvellously
made "space capsule" before he deliberately rocketed him-
self back on a 4,oco-mile trip earthwards, is a modern saga of
endurance and scientific accuracy.

In a bellshaped seale d
container like a fantastic cell,
Cooper was shot up for 34
hrs. 20 mins. 20 sees. He
slept, ate dehydrated foods,
drank water, was televised by
cameras controlled by him-
self while in great sus-
pense American televiewers
watched the Astronaut as he
went about his risky busi-
ness of living in outer space.
It seemed incredible that a
human being could undergo
such a weird adventure and

An i imense fortune in money,
and months of intensive and inven-
tive planning went into the attempt.
Naval ships were scattered along the
global route for tracking and possi-
ble rescue. There were two parti-
cular moments of terrific suspense
- one before the actual rake off
when Cooper was held up for 24
hours due to a fault in the Bermuda
tracking station, used to guide the
spaceship into orbit; also just to-
wards the end, when Cooper had to
operate his own retrorocket to impel
him back to eaath, until a 60 ft.
parachute was released by push but-
ton, and the capsule floated steadily
seawards, landing at 7.26 p.m. (Do-
minica time) on Thursday He land-
ed "on target" near Midway Island
in the Pacific, within 2 miles of the
pick-up vessel, aircraft carrier U.S.S.
Kearsage, where he is now resting.
Scores of congratulations have been
received by the U.S.
Kennedy Thrilled
President Kennedy broadcast to
the nation and spoke also by radio
telephone to the Astronaut and to
Mrs. Cooper in texas regarding the
"extraordinary feat" whi c h had
pushed forward the experience of
man. "All Americans were on
this flight," said Kennedy, who will
entertain the Cooper's at the White
House on Monday. "It wasa
great flight."

Nuclear III Effects
A British Govt. blue paper on
the adverse effects of nuclear tests on
the atmosphere is just out. This
scientific work recommends cessation
of such tests pending an international
meeting of scientists. Copies have
been sent to the U. S. Government.

Supreme 0 ou r t
Ai-. UIfiI ft An,*-

Caribbean Teacher's Appeal
As the general strike in British Guiana drags on, the
workers are receiving more and more support from outside in
their battle against Jagan's Labour Relations Bill. Latest to
assist have been the Dominica Trade Union with a donation
of $100oo, a cable of solidarity and another cable to Premier

IlL WUi t ~ i.all Jagan himself deploring the
Lilian Seraphin Bill, and the Dominica
Released, Crown Teacher's Union which has
Decision called to every teacher-mem-
n c e o M ber to contribute a dollar to
In consequence of Mr. Justice the strike fund being raised
Field taking up his appointment as the strike fund being raised
Chief Justice, Windward and Lee- by the Caribbean Union of
ward Islands, Mr. Justice St. Bernard Teachers in Jamaica to help
was able to take the sitting of the teachers in British Guiana.
Supreme Court, criminal sessions Text of the letter to teachers
this week. is as follows:
As forecast by the HERALD, the is as follows:
Attorney General (for the Crown) "British Gu:ana teachers on strike
entered a plea ofnolle proseque in need help; all Unions asked kindly
tl.e case of Lil;n Seraphin. The torush cish to trno immediately"
case .f _hlli Louisr _who .was (text of cable). Let us nor be
areWith-breakingad-nt, LgU "d At Ung;," U.-1n, n ,y;
larceny and receiving of stolen goods I now ask each teacher in each school
was completed on Monday. Louis to subscribe $1.oo to he sent to Bd..
was convicted ot the robbery of as a token of sol drity. Please act
$268.58 'by the jury and was now. Let the cash be in to me early,
sentenced to 3 years in prison with and in any event n o t later th a n
a recommendti.,n that he be appren. May 3Ist. 1963."
ticed to the prison tailor. General Election Proposal
In a case of"carnal knowledge"
of a minor, the Crown produced no Meanwhile the State of Emergency
evidence and the accused was continues. A point has been reached
acquitted when Premier Jagan has declared
Other cases concluded were his willingness to resign office, caus-
David Sandy, 9 months imprison- ing a General Elect!on to precede
ment for an attack on Mitchell Independence provided the opposi-
Francois at Bense: 3 years for Allan tion parties withdraw their determin-
Etienne for an attack on Masterville action to keep B.G, under British
Dodds at Paix Bouche (Moore Rule.
Park): the same offence drew 2 years An attempt to assassinate Trades
imprisonment for Bennett George Union Council President Ishmael
the victim at Calibishie being Ernest by bullet on May 2 led to a police
Cipille: Joseph Active pleaded guilty swoop on th o "ces of all political
to the stealing of goods and cash parties. At the headquarters ofFor-
from E. Nassief & Co. and was put bes Burnham's People's National
on 3 years probation promising to Congress they seized rifle cartridges,
repay the money ($243), cost of plans and other dubious articles.
goods ($147) and $o0 costs. Knives and cutlasses were removed
Another case of wounding was from P P.P. headquarters, also a
Maise John at Cottage who received safe.
9 months. TUiIenm


.British General Are invited for the
Election p u r h a s e of the

Two Possible Dates Cable & Wireless
October 1963 or May 1964, Read Manager's Bunga-
Graham Norton's"London Leer"ow at Morne Daniel
in next week's HERALD. O e
Smith & Lord

May 24- Sad Date Ma8-

On Commonwealth Day, 1955
the Labour Party of Dominica was
founded b y Mrs. Phyllis Shand

We regret to announce the death
last week at the P.M.H. of Mrs.
Elma Frampton at the age of 89.

Fire At
Morne Daniel

if h i. 1

The fire brigade under """ ^'" reurneaths week.
The fire b r i g a d e under i ister mdier returned this weeK.
command of Chief Fire Officer CATAIN P.W. Kelshall to be
command of Chief Fire Officer General Manager of B W- I. A.
Pedro Berment was called our o succeed Ja n Rahr 0* CIA
for action at about 8. 30 o'clock to succeed John Rahr *CHIEF
or action at about 3 o'clo Enahoro driven straight to gaol on
on Wednesday morning. A arrival in Nigeria hs final appeal
bush fire had started near the Wire- arrival in Nigeria h fial appeal
less Station at Morne Daniel. With-- to stay m UK turned down.
in a few minutes the flames were FRENCH CLUB, AND
put out by firemen using first-aid RESULT OF FRENCH
hoses and water from portable tanks.
It is believed that people in search POEM TRANSLATION
of mangoes had thoughtlessly dropp- m F,
-^ d- j--< g^<-^ -i.t- -AyeetmgUfheCrcJe -ncAais-
vicinity where the fire started. Mr. will take place on Monday next May
Berment therf..re appeals to 0 (5.30 p. m.) at To Cork Staret,
smo k e r s to "make, sure home of the Misses Lickhart.
always that lig h ted cigarette
butts are smashed or destroyed, and
pay particular attention to where they r Pom Tanslti
are thrown no matter where you may French Poem Translation
be for the safety of your own home Result
and that of the community". This is The prize has been divided be-
understood to be the second fire in tween Miss Naamah Richards (best
the area within a fortnight, poem) and Miss Marian Peter (best

Nigel Fisher
arrives Next
The Under Secretary for State for
the Colonies will arrive in Barbados
next Thursday to join in preliminary
discussions with the Regional
Council of Ministers of "The
Seven", prior to the June London

literal translation). Henry Johnson
of Kings Lane and Ursula Registe
of C. H. S. have received honoura-
ble mention for their attempts. (See
page 6)

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Teaching Aids For The New School by Graham Norton
By Hon. Minister for Labour & Social Services Central Africa
"Old Boys," & Friends of the D. G. S.,
Qiice a number of people have approached me during Dissolution of Federation
thc past months to ask what could they do as a contribu- Africa has made political hcad-
tion to the new Dominica Grammar School building. I lines again in Britainover the last
v,as no: then quite sure how I could answer the question, few weeks Dramatcally Sir Roy
I urged a few of them to wait until I saw how the situation Welensky's Central African Federa
deveoped. tion has in effect been dissolved, by
dev -iIope. la b Mr. Butler's decision to allow North-
it is now my proud privilege to announce t h a t the Mr. Butler's decsio t to allow North
new Dominica Grammar School building is almost cornm- Federation.
plete and that between July and August next the 1 o n g- The Federation, as I wrote some
;ooked for ceremonial opening will take place and the full mouths ago, has been a very delicate
complement of teachers will start the new school y e a r in matter in internal Conservative party
September next. But it is always realized that no institu- politics since its inception. Around
tion can be considered complete in the very real sense of Sir Roy and his Federal Govfern-
ment have gathered many of the re-
the word. In an age of rapid development in the arts and mining right wing elements in the
sciences everyday, a university, a college. a school, a hos- party in the Commons Indeed,
p i t a 1, or any other institution gets a liberal grant for im- Lord Salisbury has put himself right
provement and exte on of some sort. outside the main circles of the Con-
provement and extension of some sort.
And now we find ourselves needing Three Hundred servaive party in his opposition to
the Government's Central African
and Ninety Pounds (390) to place the necessary teaching policies. He has been relentle s, ha
apparatus in the new Grammar School. It is perhaps a hat been ruthless. He has encouraged
good t hi n g that the Right Honourable the Secretary of and helped the founding of a right
S t a t e for the Colonies gave us the first half of what we wing "ginger group" of young Tor-
needed, approximately Three Hundred and Ninety Pounds, iesto counteract the policies of m
bets of the Bow Group the most
and asked us to raise the other half locally. forward looking of the groups with-
A committee has been appointed k n o w n as "the in the Conservative party, and many
Grammar School Teaching Aid Fund Committee" cor- of whose members have been among
p risi ng the following "Old Boys":- Hon. L. Cools the most persistent critics of the
Larie, Chairman r., nd awrence, Sc ry; Ce'ntral African Federation. Lord
Lague, Chairman; r. endell Lawrence, S retar y Sasbury has also bitterly attacked
Mr. Charles Bully, Treasurer. the Government in the House of
A splendid opportunity has, therefore, been given to Lords, and severed all his formiIl
all "Old Boys" wherever they are, to friends and admirers connections with the Conservative
-f*li-e" l .r ',e X .--....t: .ar...The activities of those
ed to this community, and to the public generally to share employed on the public relations
the Federation, and their relationship
in the continuation of a work begun over 60 years ago by with Members of the House of
the late. Mr. Dawbiney who generously donated a building Commons, has also 'raised a num-
and money for boys' secondary education in Dominica. her of new questions on the propriety
The time has now come to show our appreciation of this gift, and of their methods.
Dominicans, it is hoped, will rise to the occasion like one man and sub-
scribe the sum of390 so as to give the school in the new building a fly- Independence for S. Rhodesia
inm start.
Let is he remembered that a school, that has given us a galaxy of pro- And now, finally, Mr. Butler
fessional men -- a bishop, a couple of judges, distinguished clergymen of seemed to grasp the nettle. And
several denominations, baristers, medicos, teachers, agriculturists, engineers, the disagreement within the party
as well as the many good citizens upon wbom this territory counts everyday, which had simmered, nearly boiled
is an institution worthyofyour moral and financial support. Now is your and simmered again broke out on
opportunity. The Honourable Chief Minister and I want to tell the Right to the surface. Should Southern
Honourable Secretary of State in London next month: "Sir, Dominicans Rhodesia, with its white minority
have subscribed their 50o, please may we have the half" government be allowed indepei.den.e.
The three Local Banks the Royal Bank ofCanada, Barclays Bank, the "Yes" said the right- 'No,' said
Dominica Co-operative Bank have agreed to receive donations. Arrangements moderate Conservative opinion.
have also been made to pay in donations at the Treasury, Roseau and the Rival motions were set down on the
Sub-Treasuries at Portsmouth and Marigot. The name of all donors will House.of Commons Order Paper.
be published from time to time in the local press. "He gives twice who "Conservative Split" said the news-
gives speedily". The first donor has given 30, and the name will appear papers. (Lord Francis-Williams
first on the list when the time comes. Thank you pointed out the unusual nature of
rhi' ha,.linnp T.I tlhe Crncservarive.





Refrigerators (all sizes and at special
prices), Household Deep Freezers a:d
Ice Cream Freezers; Face Basins, Kitch-
en Siiks and Bath Room Fittings; Baby
Cribs and Door Mats; Glass (Plain and
Frosted); Coffin furniture and Handles,
etc. etc.

owned press, he said Labour'splits',
the Tories merely "revolt"!)
But Mr. Butler is renowned for
his slipperiness. The First Secietary
of State and the Minister responsible
for Central African Affairs is an eel
whose tail no one pinches.

Equivocal Statement
With the backbenchers Common
wealth Affairs Committee divided
(one secretary supporting the moder-
ate motion proposed by Mr. Hum-
phry Berkeley, the other one sup.
porting the "Welenskyite" motion
which proposed .. "that the re-
quest of the Prime Minister of
Southern Rhodesia for the right for
full independence should now be
granted"), he has followed his usual
tactic of delay and ambiguity. His
statement to the Commons before


The bride wore a
chantilly lace go w n
beautifully embroider-
ed with pearls and se-
quins. The bodice
was tight fitting with
sweetheart nec kline,
long pointed sleeves and
pointed waistline. The
full gathered skirt had
in the back accordion
pleated nylon tiers cas-
cading over lace and
ending in a train. Her
fingertip veil was held
in place by a tiara of
seed pearls and sequins.
In her hands she car-
ried a lovely prayer-
book a gift from her
mother-in-law, with
ribbon streamers and
pearls attached, She
was given away by
her Father. Miss
Louisa Riviere in New
Yor k, sister of the
groom, made the dress.
The bridesmaids, Misses
Claudette Cools-Lartigue,
Ma r y Green and Barbara
Bully were attired in Gold
Peau-de sole bell- s k i r c
dresses with green gloves and

Nigeria To Be

Nigeria is to become a R-pup-
lic within the Commonwealth
next October. three yeirs after
becoming independent. Tnis was
announced in the House of Rep-
resen'ativesin Lagos last night
Mond iy (29 April) by the Nige-
rian Prime Minister, AlhijiSir
Abubakar Tafawa Balewva. The
Governor General, he said, has
told the Queen of this intention
and 'he heads of other Common-
wealth governments had been
There was no intention to sev-
ering N1ge.ia's relations w th the
Commonwealth. They desired to
continue as a full member of this
unique association rec.gnising
the Queen as bead of the Com-
monwealth. A favourable res-
ponse had been received from
all ;he other mnemberi of the Com-
monweiain. Nigeri will be trie
sixth Commo wealth country to
adopt a republicann form of Go-
erament. BIS.


Please be informed t h a t
the Office of the St. L u c i a
General Ins, Co Ltd has been
removed from Bath Road to
the Corner of Queen M a r y
and New Street.

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1963

they lose for the Easter recess told matching green shoes. They
M..'s that all the Central African carried sprays of bougain-
teirtories would proceed "through villea. Miss Lilith Martin
the normal processes' to indepcn-
dence. But first there must be a ma de the dresses and the
conference to discuss the winding headdresses of Rose f r o m
up of the Federation. As Mr. John dress material, and artificial
Strachey said, Mr. Butler's statement green leaves were mad2 by
would satisfy no one in the House. Mrs. J nine D li.
This is precisely what Mr Butler rs. Je e o g.
wanted Time has once more been Little Mis. Helen Cool-Lartigue
gained. In spite of the 92 M P.'s cousin of the bride, made a very
who signed the "independence" pretty flower girl in her pink dress
motion on S)atiirn Rhodesia,'in- and green high-heeled shoes w:th
fluential opinion here, in the words gloves to match. She carried pink
of'The Times' editorialist feels that bougainvilleas. Master Joseph La-
"The Answer must be No" to the ville was page boy,
White settlers demand. And, Mrs Cools-Lartigue, mother of
through the E.ster and the weeks that the bride chose peacock blue peau-
follow, the Government will un- de soie for her dress and used shoes
doubt:dly press this case persuasively to match and pink floral cloche hat.
upon the reluctant 92. The best man was Mr. Davidson
Riviere, brother of the groom Two
other brothers along with Mr. Gif-
ford Laville, Mr George Florant
NUPTIALS flew down from New York with
the groom for the wedding. Mrs
Cools Lartigue-Riviere Marie Johnson from New York and
Mr. L. Dowling of Bermada were
Charming M i s s Yvette also here for the occasion
Rosemary Cools-Lartigue, The reception, held at the home
elder daughter of Mr. & Mrs. of Mr. & Mrs. L. O. Green, was
B.elder d eool art b- a gay one where over two hundred
B.J. Cools-Lartgue, be- guests were present. The wedding
came the wife of Mr. Arthur cake which was made by Mrs. Eva
John Sebastian Riviere sevea- Rawle and iced by Mr. Julien Cools-
th son of Mrs. W. D. Riviere Lartigue was a workof art, The
on Wednesday, May ist. in side cakes were beautifully iced by
on Wednesday, May ist.in Mr. Stephenson of Eric's Bakery.
a ceremony at the Cathedral The Hon L- Cools-Lattigue,
of the, Assurmption at 5.30 Unc!e of the bride, wa's Master of
p.m. The wedding service Ceremonies. There were many
was c o n d u ct e d by Rev. lovely and valuable presents,
.Euhc1 erA hlT-ertt q W n' 1 The couple spent their hnp,-
appointed Superior. The moon at the country seat of I r &
h choirwas in attend- Mrs. Charles Bully in Ci udel.
church choir was n attend- They willgo Corona Long Isand)
ance and Miss Irene. D ,vis afterwards, where they will reside.
sang the "Panis Angelicus"
with miss Cvnthia Potter as







Superstitions In Our Midst

By Gordon

"The first person I saw this morning was an evil being.
So many things to do but I am all tied up inside and the
sun is passing!" The superstitious housewife mutters and
signs herself as she hurries into another room at sunset.
With Science in the ascendancy in an enlightened an
material world it is amazing what a firm grip superstition
still has on the minds of some West Indians. Undeed there
are some who firmly hold that spirits flood the air every-
w h e r e and that the dead can be invoked to walk into
h o m e s, sometimes to guide dwellers, more often to harass
and eventually annihilate the lives of the enemies of those
who have invoked them. Thus, two weeks ago, it was
rumoured locally that a certain gentleman, quire healthy,
.woudi1 Aie n Mav Tst since one of his enemies had written

midnight to herald the death ofa close relative or the coming of some grave
emergency which will affect the whole family. Certain birds that fy over
the house will inform the parents that someone, perhaps tha eldest daughter,
is p:cgnant without their knowledge. A playful child only "ties" and
"upsets" the house should he enter and depart through different doors.
The acceptance of eggs or combs direct from the giver's hands is said to
cause enmity. Salt, pepper, garl c and other seasonings used in the kitchen
should never be given or borrowed between neighbours, lest they are put
to evil purposes against the f.intly,
These absurbed beliefs that can inspire a jolly laugh at many a break-
fast table, are likely to pose many problems, often subconsciouly, to a fam-
ily and sometimes a whole community.

Movement For
World Population

.. ..UUIU Uu. V ................ ichard Gardner, U.V-S.
his name in full on a piece of paper, enclosed it with two Richard Gardner, U S.
penny pieces in an envelope and then buried it with a dead Deputy Assistant Secretary
body: a week after the burial this gentleman was supposed for International Organiza-
to die. May is two weeks old already and the m a r k e d t i o n Affairs, addressing a
individual is still alive. Why. The latest rumour has it m e e t i n g recently of the
that the gravedigger forgot to p 1 a c e the envelope in the American Assembly a
coffin! forum of Columbia Uni-
versity said that a corn-
It would occupy a volume to comment at length on mon international agreement
m aj o r superstitious acts and beliefs in Dominica. One is finally being reached on
can only have a peep at the points that seem most odd and the need to deal with the
irrationalthe need to deal with the
irrational, world's population question.
To the superstitious m i n d, certain people of certain o p out t
occupations come in for some rash accusations. First of ointig out h a t the
these is perhaps the gravedigger whose chance of blameless- w o r ds population has
ness would be that of the cockroach before the cock. It is grown from 1ilioo mi lai
to 3,ooo million in the last
rumoured that he is paid by shopkeepers to obtain the bones 60 yr, r. Gardner cited
fr o m corpses to be used when goods are slow to sell, or U., N. es, mates that there
U., N. estimates that there
when they need a "guide" for their money. Not least he will be 6,o0 million on the
_iacced-.f--p'ai--.cti ait-i--k. -.- grPya.r b e a rL t h by the enod this
the sun has set. Regarding the effect t h e s e pranks maycentury.
have n the achievement of any particular end, most sensi* ce t ry.
bae f s d o"How can the w 0 r 1 d's
ble folks are dubious. population double in the
Merchants, too, are caustically attacked by the superstitious for population double e in thev
"devil-dealing". Some merchants on the other hand are themselves con-ext years and still achieve
vinced that infamous robbers exist who can make themselves invisible and man's goal of a more abund-
steal from behind the counter. ant life," he asked.
Politicians are not completely free from that sort of rash judgement, "The desire for increased
Some folks in the countryside refuse to vote on the excuse that anyhow the knowledge about population
candidate most formidable in necromancy will win. "None of them are trends, particularly in rela-
simple", I have heard repeated on more than one occasion.
The thoroughly superstitious mind is pretty elastic and stretches in all tion to economic and social
directions Supersttions can cover beliefs in universal catastrophe, sports development," he said, "is
results, happenings in the home, success in education, religion and all walks now nearly universal. We
of everyday life. have passed, almost without
At games, thinks the superstitious one, the victorious side wins, not noticing it, from a period in
through superior play or chance but through an unfair ability at sorcery. h r
I have known one queer chap bury a dead lizard (unknown to his school. which the major uncertainty
mates) between the stumps at the southern end, before a cricket match concerned the existence of
After his side had won, he unearthed the lizard and, in jocund mood, the world population pro-
showed it to his o mpaniond! blem to a period in which
Recently, i ncard two ladies quarrelling as to whether the Host wafer the major uncertainty is what
believed to be the Body of Christ and given at Communion, can be used ca j n cra n i wa
for evil purposes or not. The superstitious one eventually convinced the cn and should be d o n e
other that some people did hold the wafer in their mouths until back in about it."
their seat, then drop it into a veil or handkerchief, to be used later to run
"soucouyant". A male soucouyant is referred to as a "lougarou". Such Four-POint Programme
people, the woman argued, come by night to suck the blood of their enemies
so that they fade and pine and die if continuously attacked., He outlined a four-point pro-
Said a senseless gentleman to a head-teacher some time aback, "My gramme of international cooperation
son was getting on so well. Now he is quite dull in all his lessons. I on the population problem which
went to see about him in Guadeloupe. Excuse the poor boy. I was the United States will support in
informed that a certain woman touched his shoulder, and since he did not the months ahead.
touch her back, she spoilt his brain, and he can learn no more. As soon i. Expansion ofU N. activities
as possible I will pay $150 that he may cure. By the way, tomorrow is to provide more demographic in-
first Friday of the month, I must take him to the river-mouth and bathe him formaton and analysis, the U.S.
with three codfish tails and certain bushes that were given to me. That Agency for International Develop-
will surely help to improve the patch which is placed to spoil his brain. ment (A.I.D.) will also, on request
In the mornings I must cross my bedroom window run towards the bay, from developing countries, help pre-
fill my bucke, with sea-water, mix it with Jeyes fluid, and sprinkle the steps pare population censuses and show
and yard before anybody steps out. That was ordered in a dream to safe- how to use demographic data in
guard us against the malicious person who seek our lives by sprinkling social and economic planning.
powder on the steps of our house." For a reply the teacher could only 2. Studies of human fertility
sigh. and reproduction through the U.S.

In the home, the essence of superstition can flood some minds to an
extent where health, peace, companionship and love become impossible. A
grasshopper jumps in from nearby bushes to give evidence of a witch trans-
formed into an insect. A cock crows at an unusual time (say before

National Institutes ot Health (NIH)
favouring the conduct of such
studies through such U.N. agencies
as the World Health Organization.

3. A network of health and social
services at the village level indevel-
oping countries through the efforts
of governments, private institutions
and U. N. agencies.
4. Upon request, assist other
country es in finding sources of in-
formation on ways and means of
dealing with population problems.
i-1owever,the United States will not
advocate any specific family plan.
ing pol cy.
"'The fundamental concept" in
any blueprint for international co-
operation on population problems
"should be the principle of free
choice," Mr. Gardner said,
'There is virtually universal a-
gr-ement," he added "on both et-
hical and practical grounds that de-
cision about responsible parenthood

can be made only by individual
parents themselves i" the light of
their responsibii ies to the r -hildren
and their society, and to the moral
values which govern alike parents,
children and societies," (USIS)

No Presidency
For RockefellerP

New York Governor Nelson Rock-
feller, divorced a year ago March,
arrived it, Caracas with his new
wife, the former Margaretta Murphy
(divorced April i) for a South
American honeymoon far from the
American political arena. No
divorced politician has e\er been
elected United States President.

Cartoon Tells Of
White Tribes
Rome (ANP)- A cartoon in
an Italian magazine depicts an Afri-
can woman telling her two little
boys about the world. "On the
banks of the Mississippi," she says,
'there still live ferocious tribes of
white men."

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PhTT~I. rl-Tl~ilE


SATURDAY, MAY 18, 96o3



"The little bits that ache"
John Thomas Bursary Student, Gottingen,
West Germany
(Concluded from last week)

It Is A Disgrace
My friend, the German who
came with me, shares most of my
feelings about Dominica, but of
course, he likes her unmucilated
nature and a few people did not
have the idea that we were rich
tourists, so that they handled us
normally. We are deeply indebted,
especially to those at home, Marigot.
But if the Government has really
been a stumbling block to the
island's progress have Dominicans
contributed to this stasis. My
answer is YES. Except the few
who have united to build roads, I
did not feel the spirit of cooperation.
I had the feeling that individuals
of the Government were voting in a
religious direction irrespective of the
issue at stake. State and religion
is a bad mixture
Talking about religion, there are
too many soul-seeker representatives
but I think that they are really
Instead of building churches why
don't they organize a pre-natal
clinic or a good criche to save "more
souls". There is where I think they
could do some work for Christ.
While Dominica may not have
many C'ristians, I am quite sure
that every single one has had the
chance. I find most of those who
re resent these different religions live
on quite a tgher standard, but t eir,
sheep fail to know how to use the
minimum dhat they have. Perhaps
they are not modest enough to be
one of their own flock. Beggars
must be choosers and, so too must
Dominica be able to channel her
gifts so that they may not be a curse
to her as are the American CARE
packets. The first evil is that the
Government could have asked for
technical know how perhaps in
the form of an Agriculturalist or an
Economist. The second evil is that
the gift is breeding laziness among
the people, because they wait on it.
The biggest altercation except of
course buying meat -- that I have
ever seen at the Marigut Post Office
is over CARE packets.

Primates Plea
For Church Unity
The present year was one of great
significance for Christendom in its
growing unity said Dr. Ramsey
Archbishop of Canterbury, speak
ing at a meeting of the British
Council of Churches in London.
Referring to the recent publica-
tion of the report on Anglican-Met-
hodist relations he went on: "The
immense interest and concern that
report has aroused, is itself, whatever
the outcome, a great impetus to
thought and action about Christian
unity in this country."
Dr. Ramsey said that Christians
throughout the world were uniting in
taking a willing part not just in talk-
ing but in practical schemes for help-
ing poor countries to grow more foods
for their people. All these activities
and energies gave the background
for the present work and provide a
challenge for the task to which they
bad set themselves.

I can't believe that the Govern-
ment is inheritently short-sighted,
but the French proverb "Plus ca
change plus c'est la miem chose"
seems fittingly the island's theme.

St. Marks Boys
Town, Hyderabad,


of all ages and educational standards
and some with no education. They
ean to earn their livelhood as
honest citizens. Training is given
in printing, electrical fitting and
mechanised carpentry. Each of the
sections have been equipped to train
32 students. The period of training
is 2 years and leads up to Ciafts-
man Training Exam;nation of the
Technical Education Department.
The Industrial Training Centre
was started with a donation from
the Indo-German Social Service
popularly known as MISEREOR.
The Boys Town is an edifice of
of what a ife of sacrifice can do for
the betterment of others. It is the
work of the Brothers of St. Gabriel.

The Industrial Training Centre Commionwealth
at St Marks Boys Town, Hydera-
bad was opened by The Minister of Scholarships In
Education. This Technical Centre
will benefit many orphans and Malaya
destitute boys. They would be
trained in various trades which Applications are invited for cours-
would help them secure suitable es under the Commonwealth Scho-
employmert when they leave the larship and Fellowship Plan, being
institute, given by t h e Government of the
Boys Town has during the seven Federation of Malaya.
years of its existence admitted all The scholarships aim at providing
deserving orphans and neglected oppotuties f o r Commonwealtn
children, irrespective of caste or creedstudents normally resident in other
with freedom to practise their own countries to pursue post-graduate
faith, studies to undertake research in Mal-
From thatched sheds the institute aya, They are intended for persons
is now housed in suitable buildings,
the primary school as grown into a of high intellectual promise who may
the i ary school grownno a be expected to make a significant
High School, while the orphanage contribution to their own countries
has developed into a Boys Town on theirreturn.
with a technical school. on- te--- Apir m i a
There are two hundred and fifty- Commonwealth county and nor-
seven boys in the institute, ranging mally re; dent in any part o f the
between the ages of six and twenty- Comaonw~alth other than Malaya.
one. Of these, there are 172 The scholarships are open to both
orphans, 7 crippled orphans, 17 menandwomen whowill not have
delinquents, 58 destitutes and 3 reached their 35th birthday by Jan-
Tibeta thfigees. uary Ist, 1964 and who are, or by
Aoout the relatively small percen- the end of 1963 w: be graduates of
tage of delinquent children at the a university or college, or holders of
institute, the remark given was, "To a equivalersit qualification.
orphan is tc rr's delinu an equivalnt qualification.
day's orphan is tom rr ws delinqu- Applicants must be sound in
ent. Take care of him now rather
ent. Take care of him now rather health and might be required to sub-
than trying to cure him when he is ad- a special medical certificate before
apted to crime." Yes, in India unlike proceedng to the Federat on of Mal-
industrially advanced countries, de- pa undertake their selected cours-
linquency is mostly the result of aya to undertake their selected course.
linquency is mostly the result of es of studies at the University of Ma-
poverty and badly managed schools o u a t r a
Taya, Kuala Lumpur.
There is a different approach to Scholarships will normally be
the problems ot children at the Boystenable fortwo academy years and
Town. Here great emphasis is given each award will be m a d e on the
to the training of children, as just understanding that it will be conti-
feeding and educating them bears nd for the period of post-graduate
no appreciable result. nued for the period of post-graduate
In thappre Boys Tulwn the boys have work or research for w h i c h it is
In the Boys Tcwn the boys have granted, provided the scholar's pro-
a great amount of freedom Child- granted, provided the scholar's pro-
ren are divided ,nto different houses, gress and conduct are satisfactory.
ren are divided nto different houes Further details can b e obtained
and each house has its own elected Frther det Educatn Departmente
leader to look after the affairs of the from te Educatn Department,
group. The boys of each house oseau
stuuy, work and sleep separately as
far as possible. Every evening the
house leaders meet and points for CHILDRENS VERSE
any infringements committed during
the day are given. Prizes in the
shape of picnic and cinema shows The Rooster
are awarded to the group that has
the best record of discipline and The Rooster wears his gaiters,
work. The bigger boys have moral Even when he goes to bed,
instruction. The members of the He wears a beak upon his face,
staff live with the children and keep And a comb upon his head:
a watch over them. One notices He doesn't take his spurs off
here that the children are not only Even when he goes to rest -
occupied in the classroom but also I don't know why he keeps them
in the workshop and play-ground. on,
Thus geared into a healthy disciplin- But suppose that he knows best,
ary life these children are able to ANoN,
shape their future as any other nor- R -ad
mal boy. Rea
In the recently opened Technical he H L I
Training Centre there are children The HERA

Vacant Post Senior Field Officer
St. Lucia Banana Growers' Association Ltd
Application are invited from suitably qualified
candidates for appointment to the Vacant post of
Senior Field Officer, St. -Luia Banana Growers' As-
sosiatio i Ltd.
(1) Responsibility for disease and pest con-
(2) Main'aining a field Inspection Service for
processing and recommending applica-
tions from registered growers fo, loans
under the fertilizer credit scheme;
(3) Organisatioa of field day for purpose of
(4) Assistance in field work generally and
performances of all such incidental duties
and functions as shall be assigned from
time to time.
The successful candidates will be required to
enter into a service Contract a specimen of whi-h is
available for inspection at the registered office of the
associate on.
On contract for three years, six months of
which is probationary.
The post carries a salary of $3,840-$4.800
per annum. The point of entry in the
salary scale is dependent upon quahficat-
tions and experience.
Two weeks casual leave per annum and
three months vacation leave after comple-
____ tio. lof-th.ree years service.- .
4.00 p.m. Friday, 31st May 1963.
Applications with relevant certificates and
tworecent testimonials should be submitted in seal-
ed envelopes clearly marked Application for Post of
Senior Field Officer, and addressed to The Manger,
St. Lucia Banana G owers' Association Ltd., P. 0.
Box 197. Castries, St. Lucia B.W.I.
St. Lucia Banana Growers' Association Ltd.
Per S.D. GAGE, Manger
May 4 25


Vacant Post Of Public Relations Officer St. Lucia
Banana Growers' Association Ltd.
Applica ions are invited from suitably qualified candidates
for appoin ment to the vacant post of P iblic Relations Officer, St.
Lucia banana Glowers' Association Ltd.
Promotion and maintenance of good relati-n between
growers, delegates, Directors and establishment 'ii'er se', and per-
formance of all such other duties and functions as may be incidental
or conuo c ve to such relations.
Tne successful candidate will be required to enter into a ser-
vice contract a specimen of which is available for inspection at the
registered office of the Association.
On Contract for three years, six months of which is pro-
The post carries a salary of $3,840-4,320 per annum. The
point of entry in the salary scale is dependent upon quahfication
and experience.
Two weeks Casual Leave per annum and three months vaca-
tion leavetafter completion of three years service
400 p.m. Friday 31st May. 1963.
Applications with clevant certificates and two recent testi-
monials should be submitted in sealed envelopes clearly marked Appli-
cation for Post of Public Relations Ollicer and addressed to The
Manager, St. Lucia Banana Growers' Association Ltd., P. O. Box,
197, Casuiea St. Lucia, B. W. I.
St. Lucia Banana Growers' Assocation Ltd.
per S. D. Gage
May 4 25

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1963


What Kind Of Aristocracy? t

John Peltz Presmont's comment on the Bob & Ray article,
'i ere was an interesting tone of anarchy in the column 'So lhey
Say-" by Bob & Ray in the May iith issuee of the LRALD. It was a
stimulating article, encouraging people to think and provoking emotional I
reaction by pitting one class against another. This kind of journalism is ri
termed "agitanon . the creation of discntent . and it is widely ri
recognized that a certain amount of discontent is zhe forcrunnei of change. tl
Let us therefore analyze the statement made in this article and examine
the position often repeated that, . he status quo MUST be preserved P
and the large mass of ihe population MUST be kept in ignorance and 1)
poverty -- so long as our Aris:ocrats live ." sa
Tne tone of tnls statement is weak and the taste is sour. Where is w
the aristocracy on Domnica. Where are the castles, the noble lines of a
lineage, the gracious living, the culinary aris, the deed, of grandeur? Does
toe article in question mean to infer that families who have inherited land, W
who have established trading enterprises, who maintain the lines of com- 0
merce, who utilize their education by performing the necessary functions of w
civil service, who manage estates and plantations, who own cars or trucks, th
who live in a house made of concrete and so forth form the aristocracy of a

Racial Harmony Here t
What culture there is in Dom nica exists in levels which the casual st
observer is bound to miss. There are social qualities here which can be
found nowhere else in the world. Take the question of racial integration
which is creating such violent conflict in the entire war-torn world. Will ft
anyone deny that the racial harmony and the colour questions are being il
resolved on the hihes planes of cooperative magnitude.. on th s island n
. . in these times .. by our multi-racial society composed of various socio- ti
economic classes? The intermarriage of persons otfdifferent colours is welcome a
and is an occasion for a bright fueling of progress in our society.
Other cultural factors wh:ch the writer of the article has obviously v
overlooked is the musical nature of the people, the joy in the dances that go ti
on everywhere and at all times on the island, The people are happy in s1
themselves, even though they suffer from malnutrition, poverty, tuberculosis
and hosts of other diseases includ ng t h e mental disease o f paternalism.
In'-po nt of fact it appears that tie people are beginning to raly and gather ,
thetr strength. evasionn by r. gious and po itical bodies of every kind ate up a
their mindsint catIv v -2.1 i? vP .1id 'i a I hlix ; '-",t andt 'ewti.c' ''
of log cal thought that one can say that the things they do, with the condi- v
tioniag they receive,-are heroic. i
Management Not Materialism r
The importation of tycoons and "big" business which the writer of 1
the article calls for would bring with it many of the morbid evils which
plague "civilizat on." Let's cease thinking that salvation for Dominica
will come from without. Outsiders too often have a particular interest in g
us, that is to exploit, . to take what they can and d.scard the empty ves-
sel when it has been used. We have or could develop everything we need, V
although it is very hard for nearsighted, shortsighted, weaksighted or cross
eyed people to see. There are young people here who have what it takes. i
There is a small sporadic flew of fore gn-born people who are emigrating to
this iland to LIVE and STAY and to bring the benefits of their know- -
ledge to Dominica; and there is a slow awakening on the part of the well- i
educated members of the community- including those who own property
and wealth- that unless THEY act in ways which create solutions to the
problems of disease and poverty they will be responsible for neglect of the
country. This overt act of omission of management by those in a position
to manage could lead to possible disturbances.
The whole subject is complex. The Bob & Ray theory is basically a
gripe, and perhaps gripes are healthy, The dilemma of how to solve pro-
blems involving ignorance, disease, poverty and "who shall rule" are not
only our worry, but plague every country in the world.

Lets Put Words To Work

Extracts from The Royal B a n k of Canada
May Newsletter

Use Active Words

The most important characteristic of life is movement,
and we show this in our writing by using active w o r d s.
Our v e r b s should not be passive, but in vigorous action
doing verb work.
Instead of writing "It was tree: "It was performed with
understood from you t h a t a sharp edged insti iment:"
shipment would be made he said: "I did it with my
by March 6th," write "You little hatchet."
said you would s h i p by Some people suggest that
March 6th." G e o r g e the desired sense of activity
Washington didn't say about can be attained if you will
chopping down the cherry "write as you speak," but


herc are some differences you a visual
ced to keep in mind. heri
It is easier to get an idea writr,i
c r o s s in speech than in the areas
rating. One reason is that, "one p
n speech we can stress the words"
ght words and pause at the words, a
S T1 words, (
ght places. In writing, all can bec
ie words of a sentence are put toge
r i n t e d in ink of equal mind
lack ness, separated by the a r t c
ime amount of space. If ar usi
ve try to overcome this dis- if the w
advantage by underlining his prod
mords, capitalizing t h e m he had
r putting them in Italics, notmere
me indulge in a lazy device logues
fellow M
hat makes a page loo k ugly Brn
nd makes reading difficult, the absti
'he right solution is to put
ie rhythm and emphasis into
ie words and into sentence
We have to be more care-
ul in writing than in speak-
ng because our slips show REIS
nore. There is not a dis- thereon
inct language for speaking
nd writing, yet words Date
Ihich are in daily conversa-
ional use are not a] w a y s Req
united to writing. 29th
This does not mean that
ie must construct our letters 3rd
s meticulously as a Swiss at
.h,,a, ye putt ng a North-E
works together. It is possi- Road,
le so to measure and ar- South-
ange syllables as to construct Rei
grammatical sentences which
nevertheless do not convey NC
our meaning. There are no oice
grammatical laws by which above.
we can compose I1 i a d s or paper
write effective selling letters.
The practised writer may allow
himself a certain old shoe casualness
with grammar, so long as his mean.
ng is clear and the effect is what he
desires. But he should at least know
he rules so that he can discriminate
between good and bad and so that he
knows how far it is safe to go from cand
:he base. Before trying to steal home Gov(
he will have achieved competence Domn
in reaching third DL
The minimum objective in any
writing is to convey meaning, but
beyond that are the really interesting
objectives: precision, grace, logic
and clearness

Paint A WArd Picture S
There are three main sources of
colour in our language, and all of
them involve words: vividness AP
activeness and pleasantness. The
first makes the picture clear, the,
second makes it lively, and the third
makes it easy to look at.
Colour words are not words in Q
dress suits, nor tall opaque words,
nor ornamental words, but words
which tell better than any others
the things the writer wishes
to convey. Some good
words appeal to more senses Chil
than that of sight, thereby adding to app
their force or understandability, If rien
you say "he closed the door" that mu
appeals only to s:ght; tr y "he
slammed the door", which brings 2i5
hearing into play, To "weep" is

I verb; to "sob" has sight,
and movement
p Clim, a master copy
s quoted as having said that
;on for the Chinese slogan
icture is worth a thousand
is that it is so difficult to write
and words in Chinese. Your
easier to write than Chinese,
ome pictures when they are
their so as to call forth in the
of your reader the scene,
le or person you
v ri ting about. Many
:ss letter would be improved
writer took care to write about
luct, factory or purpose as if
seen and examined them,
;ly read about them in cata-
or heard about them from
Down your thoughts from
tace to the concrete. Note

how much easier writing is to read
when it turns its general ideas into
physical form.
The Biblical Job does no: say
that he avoided destruction by the
narrowest of margins? he says: "I
am escaped with the skin of my
teeth When Solomon discoursed
on the folly of excessive rest and
relaxation, he put his warning into
physical form with a reference to
"folding of the hands io sleep."
Horace does not speak of love, but
ofa pantcu'ar girl; not ofthe au-
stere life of old Italy but of sons car-
rying faggots in obedience to a stern
mother. Shakespeare, in play after
play forces you to touch and see, be-
cause he chooses concrete words.
When he has to use an abstract
noun, for example "concealment",
he immediately turns it into a visible
worm feedingg on the visible bud.
(C nt on page 8)


edule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
and 'aveats for the week ending tbc 4th day of Mpy 1963.
Nature ot request whether
ol Request v 'eraon Presenting for Certificate or Title or
Noting thereon or Caveat
uest dated Bertlie Jules Request for the issue of a First
i Certificate of Title in respect
May, 1963 lol .hat portion ot land sLuate
by her Solicitor inthe Colihaut Village in the
'resented Pariib ot St. Peter, in -te Cc-
May, 1963 'Vanya Dupigny 'Iony of Dominica, contaiing
23:m in 11377 square feet and
East by land of ReynoldBethelmie, On the Norlh-West by a Public
On the South-West by land of Agnetia Sebastien, and On the
East by land of Louisa Liquent.

gistrar's Office
Roseau, 3rd May, 1963

Registrar of Titles

)TE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certi-
f title on the above application may enter a Caveat'in the above
within six weeks from the date of the first appearance of the
Schedule in the Official Gazette and the DOMINICA HERALD news-
published in this Island.



Applications are invited from suitably qualified
idates for appointment to the vacant post of
ernment Printer, Government P rinte r y,
JTIES OF POST: General administration of the
Printery and supervision of the
staff and technical work. The
ofbcer will be responsible for
all the work carried out at the
LARY: The salary of the post is in the
scale $3,444 x 144 $3,876.

'POINTMENr: The post is pensionable and the
appointment is subject to medi-
cal fitness and a probationary
period of two years.
UALIFICATIONS: Specialised knowledge of print-
ing is desirable; or not less
than 5 years' experience in a
Further particulars can be obtained from the
ef Secretary, Administrator's Office, to whom
locations, stating qualifications, age and expe-
ce, accompanied by two copies of testimonials
st be submitted to reach him not later than the
h May, 1963.
GO. 43 May 4. II, 18


SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1963



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IT may be wondered why this newspaper
did not immediately give v e n t to
emotional exclamations over the recent
amended motion passed in Dominica's
Legislative Council to d i s s ol v e the
Roseau Town Council. The fact is that
we have not taken it seriously. It could
never happen in this day and age, not
e ven in Dominica. A reversion to
nominated or feudal procedure s i m p 1 y
could not be tolerated by enfranchised
men and women, no matter how k e e n
the authoritarian desire to do away with
a legally constituted body of councillors,
even though many of us have been dis-
appointed over Town Council perform-
ance in the recent past.
That is why we can say coolly:
'Never happen." The persons serving
in the present Council won their seats in
electoral combat; the Labour Party threw
those seats away by committing a shock-
ing human-politico misdemeanor j u s t
b e fo r e the election: they were warned
that they would lose if they t o ok this
crooked path, by the writer of our edi-
torial. It frequently happens c h a t one
mistake leads to another. To advocate
even in a watered-down sense the disso-
1 u t i on of a Town Council, at a time
when stress is being placed on the deve-
lopment of village councils all over the
island, is a retrograde, illiberal and dis-
tinctly undemocratic step.
Do not forget that the Roseau Town
Council, formerly known as the Roseau
Town Board, is the oldest existing demo-
cratic institution in Dominica.
What puzzles the HERALD is the my-
stery of advice. Has Government been

getting very bad advice, both legislative
and administrative, or have they b e e n
reasonably advised and prone to reject
sane counsel Imagine a Labour Gov-
ernment even toying with the i d e a of
dissolving a municipal body
and replacing it with nominees!
Fancy a Labour Government without the
guts to inaugurate a land tax, yet feebly
plastering an export tax on the people's
main product! Behold a Labour Govern-
ment "backing" lotteries while it does
not initiate a single legislative measure to
reduce juvenile delinquency and misery!
The sharp words of this editorial are
set down for the enlightenment of the
public; they are not only directed towards
the small core of men who run things
t h e i r own way but against a Govern-
ment Party which is eight years old on
Commonwealth Day and which, to its
disgrace and cost, attempted to commit
political matricide.
Our old friend the Second Nominated
Member of Leg. Co. was the earliest sup-
porter of the newborn Labour Party eight
long, hard years ago; he in turn received
support-up to a point. The Opposition
walked out of the Council Chamber in
disgust when his "dissolution" motion
came up: in similar manner he himself
walked out of the Labour Party office
just before the Founder-President was
"expelled". Had he used his vote then
in the cause of justice, he would not have
lost the vote when he stood as candidate
for R.T.C. We are sorry that he has
tried to do this lamentable and absurd
thing. Dissolve t he Town Council,

Poets Corner Acknowledgment

French version of Prizewinning poem translated into English. From C. Of C.
nal by Paul Verlaine Translation by Naamah Richards W.H.S. fhe Dominica Chamber

pleure dans mon coeur Tears fall in my heart of Commerce acknowledges
omme il pleut sur la ville Like the rain on the town. with thanks a contribution
uelle est cette langeur What is this heartache of $25.00 by The Royal
ui penetre mon coeur? Whichstabs my heart deep down? Bank of Canada towards
the Chamber's Carnival
bruit doux de la pluie O sweet sound of the rain (1963) Disaster Fund.
ti terre et sur les toits Cn the roofs and the ground! This amount has been
ur un coeur qui s'ennuie, For a heart that is sad credited in equal proportion
le chant de la pluie! What a song and a sound! to the Jaycees Carnival Dis-
aster Appeal Fund and to
pleure sans raison On an impotent heart the Police Reward.

Dans ce coeur qui s'eccoeure
Quoi? Nulle trahisone
Le dcuil est sans raison.

C'est bien le pire peine
De ne savoir pourquois
Sans amour et sans haine
Mon coeur a tant de pine!

tears tall without cause.
What, a heart unbetrayed?-
Yes, a grief without cause.

It is quite the worst pain
That one never knows why
Without love, without hate
A pierced heart starts to cry.

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We are pleased to hear that
Government is giving "close and
active attention to inaugurating ..
a viral Agronomic Programme"; it
ir our hope that this will develop
from a pious hope to reality. Such
a programme costs money, and the
1963 budget for Agriculture has
- been pared to the bone with a de-
crease (compared with 1962) of
Possible the solution for Govern-
ment is to obtain the services of an
Agronomist by applying for a grant
f rrm C f & W funds- frnm

which they are already running a
number of agricultural projects,

totalling over $100,000. An alterna-
tive source of specialist provision
might be the United Nation (FAO
or 1LO).
It should be borne in mind
nevertheless that WINBAN already
have an Agronomist in Mr. Twy-
ford who could not however give
full time services to Dominica.
Finally, in our view an agrono-
mic programme here should cover
all branches of agriculture, not just
the banana industry, though that
would now be its major preoccupa-
tion; consequently the overall res-
ponsibility should be Government's.


Correspondents are asked tc submit their full names and addresses as
a guarantee of good faith, bu' not necessarily for publication Letters should
be as sho, t as possible Controversial political letters will not be pub-
lished anonymously. Views expressed in People's Post do not necessarily
reflect the policy of the Edtor or the Proprietor.

Mr. Stuart P.J.
William's Letter
We apologise for keeping our
read-rs waiting for the conclu-
sion of the's letter, which is fairly
lengthy, and must await priority
publication next week -Editor

Complaint From
TlA. r- atin U- MaiaIml

Class. ,

Sir, -- For almost'a year now I
have been urged to put the facts
which were gradually undermining
CLASS to the people of Domin.ca.
Organized in 1941, all Branches
of Music Activities were assigned to
it, and today the BEGINNERS
CLASS is the only very ACTIVE
branch remaining, with very few
attaining even Grade I or II.
The Orchestra I must impress
upon your minds is a Concert One
and requires the highest discipline,
keen andregular study and prac-
tices, peaceful and quiet area, very
expensive Instruments, great encou-
ragement to achieve: it's beyond
doubt a highly technical affair.
Through the years very few of the
hundreds who began study could be
assigned to the Orchestra except the
members of my Family and some of
them have now grown very careless
and indifferent for some reason or
The truth is: The Orchestral
Combinat ons ha v e retrograded
cons derable and I prefer death to
dishonour. Mn Clough representa-
tive ot the Britsh Council remarked
in 1958 "This impressive Class is
doomed to FRUSTRATION in
an Island like Dominica."
To iake great precaution I appro-
ached the Minister of Social Affairs
with a letter to the effect on I7th
February, 1961, stating that this
Orchestra is the only one of it's class
and kind, and could be with the
Dominica Music Lovers' Band for
stage performances on big occasions
merged if only i t could be partial ly
subsidized. Not the slightest heed
were given. Works the public has

never heard and may never hear from
the Class when it's fingers were in
form are:--
t. The Bach's A minor Con-
2. The Golden Sonata.
3. The Surprise Symphony, and
over twelve shorter but complex
works. Together with the several
expensive Instruments as the D flat
and C flutes, the Viola and Violin-
cello which never had an applicant
in fourteen (I4yrs) years, then were
leftr rn wen their cu. eanrr .n .
Desert Air.
I" therefore am, appealing to the
public that it is extremely difficult
to make any stage appearance if
even I personally would hke tc, due
th the facts put before you, and es-
pecially to exhibit a retrograded or-
chestra that in my opiniori was a
promising one, and that it is un-
fair to ask the said orchestra to ex-
pose it flanks.
Thauk you.

Give Jack His

Sir,- Commenting on th head-
line of your issue of Wednesday 8th
May re '-Escaped Convicts" I wish
to inform the General Public of the
good assistance rendered to the Police
by the people o f Glanvilha which
led to the capture of the two prison-
ers as mentioned in the issue.
It is extremely important for all
Dominicans to know and acknow-
ledge their civic duty in giving help
to the Police when it is needed if we
want them to do a good job.
We must not be misled from the
fact that an island with a population
of 60,ooo people and a police force
of only 148 men cannot do a good
job without the help of individuals.
Therefore it is equally important
too. that all those who take part in
doing something good should also
reap part of the praise rather than to
be crucified on the cross. Although
for a fact that one of the prisoners
has relatives in Glanvillia, it was a
Glanvillia man vno passed informa.
tion to the police on first sight: con-
Cont. on p. 7





They say that most newspaper columnists are at war with their editors
most of the time. Either they write something the editor does not hold
with or use abominable grAmmar whici the editors deplor: (or both)
or merely are late getting their contribution to the paper on time. How-
ever, we feel entirely in accord with what our editor had to say in last
week's HERALD regarding a land tax, So with our readers' kind per-
mission we would like to underscore some of the points in last week's
We believe strongly in a Federation of those remaining uncommitted
islands and himly recommend that the sooner we are joined together in a
mutual bond, the better. But we are realistic enough to know such a
Federation will cost money. We can't see how we can continue to receive
Grant-In-Aid from England while at the same time we are
independently formed into a Federation with
our sister islands. Therefore we will need to supplant this
money from the British taxpayer with money from Dominican taxpay-

People's Post from p. 6
sequence to that the whole village'
men, women and children went i1i
out to he'p the Police and in so do-
ing brought about the capture at so
short interval.
These people deserve a share in the
praises rather than being dealt with a
very hard blow from the fact that the
report went on to say that "It is
believed that they got to Portsmouth
in a Geest Industries Lighter".
This is a dangerous belief put into
expression since these lighters are
manned by Portsmouth and Glanvil-
lia men.
This is inviting a commorton into
the peaceful employment o f these
men' job. Experience plays a grert
part in certain acts leading into a

Now taxes come from the income o f the people and our people, btl fa.d nothit
the rank and file of them, do not have very large incomes. In fact, EMANUEL M
they are rather small. We had best not lax what httle capital they
earn. However, they might be wealthy in other ways. They might for---
example, own a piece ot land worth many thousands of dollars. True
it may not be planted with any crop whatsoever but still the land could MiI conc
produce and therefore is valuable. Also, the land's value should be i o I
assayed according to its proximity to transport, electricity, water supply
and other values". Any Dominican who possesses such land can be Dear Editor,
said to possess wealth ana it is for this reason it must carry a tax to
pay for the Federation and the general support of the Dominican Go- last week brinm
vernment. tude of some vi
No truer words were ever written than our Editor's statement that time to time w
since the other islands in the proposed Federation are already taxing their rickety houses, s
landowners well, then, what excuse can we pojsioly invent to exempt our are fascinating; I
citizens from the same burden. clothes n the r
It has been said that legal title to thousands of acres of the best land clothes on them
on Dominica can never be obtained s nee records of owners are hopelessly ting too' Wo
snarled but it Js no excuse not to place land taxes on those parcels of land high places thi
Where there is no question as to the legal ownership and for which proper live in these ho
government approved Certificate cf Title has already been granted. A lh e washerwo
competent team of real estate oriented people could review the uncertain loo a ev e
ownership cases deriving their salaries for such work directly from the .n o c uI a r
I.' L ,' n. nl looKed at trom
They say that tour Dominicans own twelve miles of land along the don't con too
North road from Margot or Wesley to Portsmouth, Surely it is well to be knd whe
known who owns what land on the flat stretches going toward Castle Bruce. portable.
And there are many estates whose names are as familiar to Dominicans as A so o
the name Roseau itself: Clark Hall, Checkhall, Wall House, Canefield, icacould do w
Belfast, Sugar Loaf. Hatton Garden, Geneva, Blenheim, Spr.ngfield, Picard, cane then whet
Bagatelle, Mt. Joy, Rosahe, Sylvania, Bath & Emsall and Castle Comfort dirty quarters a
S. to name only a few It's impossible to believe that the owners of can start f r o
these tracts of taxable land are unknown, All one has to do is cut a families want all
gommier tree or plant a small garden on any of these estates and they will big in everything
soon find out in a hurry who the owner is! Try it and see! bi every
Land taxes would be a good thing for Dominica not only to raise tyiness except h
.much-needed revenue but for the dynamic effect in other ways. People who would exploit
had been content w th letting their land lie idle would now begin to won- down or who
der if they shouldn't plant some sort of crop to help pay the taxes. Some Thanking yot
people who have gobbled up cheap land to hold against the day the price location.
would be higher wil find they are now "land poor" and must sell portions Your
of it to pay tne taxes on the balance. This is true "land reform" -- that FA
much maligned phrase that is so vitally needed, not just in Dominica
but throughout most of the world.
We often look at Puerto Rico as an example of how a poor, oppress-
ed people finally boorstrapped" themselves to prosperity. One of the
most powerful forces in Puerto Rican development has been the seemingly Poor Pa
harsh land reform laws. This fact is often overlooked by those affluent
Dominicans who themselves own land. arians
The one glaring case of "land reform" in Dominica that will forever
stand out (while at the same time is seldom mentioned) is the estate that Dear Madam,
was once privately owned that is now Goodwill. Who will deny chat it p
was a bright day in Dominica's history when this land was annexed and in the Peoples' i
made available to the people? And a land tax on some of these falling- DOMINICA HERA
down estates will quickly put them on the market for sale in small blocks- comments about
Without a tax on land, these parcels of land will continue to languish and Labout Party.
meanwhile Government is forced to tax on every silly transaction with a tempted to say "
stamp tax in their desperate attempt to raise operating revenue. With the pas!
They say the island needs leadership. Surely a land tax law will re- of the L egislativ
quire the sort of political leadership we are paying for but not getting, more convinced
So they say. the Labour Part
take of the great

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they decided to
from the Party
had thought or
initiative) organic
securely that wh
Gained admissi
already a stro
i Those of us
first meeting o
when the Labot

ng is impossible.
ARTIN, Portsmouth


Bob & Ray's article
gs to mind the atti-
sitors one mee:s from
who think that the
ome leaning alant,
the women washing
iver with very few
selves, that's fascina-
uld these people in
ink it fascinat ng to
uses or change places
men. It seems they
rything with
s, so that poverty
far is fascinating, butL
close. Itis soeas y
hn you are so com-

said, what Domin-
.th ,s a good hurri-
n all the poor and
re blown away we
m scratch. But it
, the so called big
I the plums (they are
g eg selfishness, pet-
right thinking) they
he little man again.
ep him ignorant and
will work for theme
1 for favour of pub-

rs truly,
IRPLAY, Goodwill.


!ease allow me space
Post Columns of the
t.u to make a few
ut the Dominica
(I am almost
'Le Blanc Party").
sing of every meeting
e council, I become
that the dictators of
y committed a mis-
est magnitude when
shut out Mrs. Allfrey
which she herself
(through her own
ised and founded so
en the very dictators
on they found it
Ig and flourishing

who witnessed the
of the Legislature,
ur Party took office,

were treated to nothing short of a he Government appear for themost
blatant display of indecent haste. part to be ignorant uf what is going
Despite Mr. Leblanc's training, on in the House. Just recently the
firstly in the local Legislature and member for Portsmouth was heard
sub.equenly in the now defunct to say that the Opposition should
Federal Legislature coupled with the thank the Chief Minister for con-
many rehearsals by the members of setting to grant them representation
the Party in power, he exhibited at the Conference to be convened
complete ignorance of the grandeur soon in London. Imagine that this
of the occasion. It was the first ill-informed, poor gentleman does not
time that a Speaker was to preside know that this is a directive from
over the proceedings and hardly had the Secretary of State himself! The
the deliberations begun than the nominated members hardly take part
Chief Mmnster was heard to move in debates and one wonders if they
the adjournment. I could see dis- are there merely to draw salaries.
may written on the faces of honour- Once when, a member of the Op-
able members opposite who nnst pos tion moved a motion asking for
have come to congratulate the speaker assistance from Government for the
and exchange greetings which were rapidly growing and expanding
so fitting to that occasion. number ot school places at the Con-
After listening to session after vent High School, Mr. Loblack
session one definitely gets the im- was heard to argue alonglines which
pression that if decisions cf the did nothing than help reveal his al-
Council were arrived at by the ready too well-known innate nature
strength of arguments alone, the and give the standard of debate ;n
leader of the Opposition, the Hon- the house a plunge downwards.
durable E. B. Henry would surely The other nominated member broke
sway the consensus of opinion in his his long silence in the House just
favour. I have always b e e n recently, to move a private member's
impressed by his experience, erudi- Bill.
tion and oratorical skill. The ea,e I have always argued, that the
with which he can marshall his debate in the Legislative Council
facts and the wealth of research should not fall below a certain
which he always has at his disposal standard Our Primary and sec.
are qualities to be admired. I wish ondary school children should be
here to congratulate the people of able to take advantage of this train-
his electoral district for continuing to ing ground which would epuip
return this gentleman who has been them for the task of future statesman-
making a distinct contribution in ship.
our Legislature. I hope that in the It is quite. c e a r that Mrs.
interest of themselves and also of the Allfrey's absence from the Labour
people of Dominica, they will Party and consequently a chance to
always continue to give Mr. Henry sit ir the Legislature, (by her exten-
iheir instinted support in future sive knowledge of, Parliamentary
'-ections. -- -- Procedure -fand--lTerid- fig powers),
On the other hand, the Chief has denied the Labout Party, now
Minister always speaks with an air in power, of a much-needed shot-in-
of uncertainty whenever he rises to the-arm, which would help restore
make replies. He nearly always confidence, respect, and prestige
evades the point in question or he among their ranks.
resorts to flimsy excuses. He is the Respectfully,
greatest offender of the most flagrant TIMOTHY EDWARD,
misuse of "the point of order." A River Street, Roseau
few meetings ago, he was' so over- ------
whelmed by the leader of the Op- : L ;
position that in shame he (the Chief Fish Price Query
Minister) sought to move a motion
asking that the public vacate the Things we want to know:
house. The wisdom of the Speaker who in authority gave the
prevailed. He did not entertain the fishermen at Pottersville per-
motion and he saved the day from mission to sell s m a 11 red
an act of shame and disrepute, fishes etc. at o per t
The attitude of the other Ministers fshes etc at per
is almost similar to that of the Chief With Thanks
Minister. The other members of A Buyer


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 fir s t Certificate of Title
in respect of that portion of
29th April, 1963 a n d situatein the Colihaut
by her Solicitor Village, in the Parish of St.
Presented P e e r, in the Colony of
Dominica, containing 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 Wi liam, 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, (Sgd) JOSEPH A. MARCANO
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 Schedule in the Oqicial Gazette and in the
DOMINICA HERALD newspaper published in this Island.

Ip m1 .. .. . . . . .



SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1963

Words To Work
Count. from page 5

Read What You Write

hard work
the prese
work writi
brightly. I
cesses in w
plained b

Even after following all seasoned t
the best precepts in writing ion and w
your piece, here is more to You she
be don,. You must read your ted that ev
script to ascertain whether what you
the words are the right words, the best
saying what you w.sh .to appreciating
convey, and whether the goal: you
sentences are equal to bear- tent with
ing the strain you ask them excellence
to carry. reach.
Ovid, the Roman poet
who wrote at the turn of the
Chritiin era. %as not asha-
med to ddmrn this need. He
,sad "When I re-read I blush.
for e.en I perceive enough ^,'
that ought 'o be erased.
Ih.ugbh it .s I \ ho rote
the stuff." Tho.ras Jefferson
spent eighteen dayV, writing
and rewrk irng the Declaration .
of Inderendernce; i c t o r
Hugo made eleven revision ~ s
of one no\e' \'oliaire \was 4:
knllo n ,?o sp-nd . ,h.lk nlhk tt o S;i.
toiling o\er one senierccc.
Artists. too. make rei;sions
Leonardo waq one of the
first to welcome painting in
Soils instead of in water col-
our: he said it allowed of so
many afterthoughts, so re-
' fined a working -not of
There is a hippy mean
between being content with
the first thing that ccmes into
vour head and the craving
for perfection. The letter
\ou \write need not be exces-
sivr'ly polished, but it must
be \workmanlike. Do your
writing painstakingly, but
don' let it show
When a thing is thorouuh-
I well done it rften ac the
air of being a miracle There
is no miracle about success-
ful use of words: just hard T
work gathering facts, hard work Londo
recalling precedent pictures; models

fitting them into
nt setting; hard
ng carefully and
[n short, most suc-
/riting can be ex-
by diligent work,
)y lively imaginit-
armed by sincerity.
would take for gran-
'eryone who reads
write will look for
he is capable of

Mental illness
Fund Drive
Americans, with the per-
sonal support of President
John F. Ke n n e d y, will
launch a major campaign to
count r mncntal illness and
The President participated
in White House ceremonies

ig. That sets ,our recently which marked the
cannot rest con- opening of a nation-wide,
mediocrity when month-long drive for mental
is within your health funds.
At the same time the

President expressed hope
that Congress will act favor-
ably on his appeal, made in
February, for an expanded
Federal effort to deal with
these twin afflictions.
Frank Proctor, President
of the National Association
for Mental Health pledged
his organization's support,
at the ceremony, for the
Kennedy program in which:
he said: "We believe .. can
achieve a major breakthrough
in a few years."
Proceeds of the fund-rais-

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The little girl is tiny, but she is too big to travel in the model railway at Harlington, near
n, run by the local Locomotive Society as a hobby. Members of the Society construct scale
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of famous trains to run on the track, which is one-fifth of a mile long.

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ing drive will go to support
the Association's program of
rcearch, treatment, rehabili-
tation and mental health
President Kennedy was
presented with a tiny golden
bell a minature ;eplca of
the Association's symbol-
The Mental Health Bell.
inscribed on itis a legend
reading, in part: "This bell
shall ring out for the men-
tally ill and vctoy over
mental illness."
It peals each year to signal
the observance of Mtntal
Health week. (USIS)

Report On
Economic Needs
Of "Little Eight"

In the House of Co m-
mons on Monday 6th May,
Mr. Nigel Fisher replied to a
question addressed to the
Secretary of St a t e for the
Colonies in which Mr.
Donald Chapman a sk ed
whether a report had now
been received on the future
economic needs of the Lee-
ward and Windward Islands
prepared by Dr. Carleen
O'Loughlin.-and wuherpr.hP
would publish it or make it
available in the library of
the House of Commons.
Mr. Fisher replied: "Dr.
O'Loughl;n has sent to the
governments concerned the
d aft of her interim report so
that it may be available for
the discussions w i t h the
Regional Council of Min-
isters in Barbados in May
which will precede the con-
ference in London in June.
The question of publication
wi 11 be decided when the
report is available in fi n a 1
form." (BIS)

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Montserrat Viewpoint:
"It is in the best interest of Montserrat to be
permantly connected to a Major English-
Speaking Nation."
Irrespective of their racial or g n the inhabitants of this
island possess a common heritage that-- f conversing and
communicating with each other and lne outside world in a
language that is basically English though sometimes insul-
arly colloquial.
The successful promotion of the local educational
system bears a direct relationship to the extent to which
the citizens of the island become masters of the Engl sh Lan-
guage and employ it for the purpose of furthering their
knowledge generally.
Owing to this heritage of the English Language it is
easier for the inhabitants of the island to promote their
interests by endeavouring to be closely connected to larger
English speaking countries wherever this happens to be
welcomed and possible.
Reference has often been made recently to the fact that
Great Britain may no longer De interested in maintaining
or retaining her colonial possessions in the Caribbean as
well as elsewhere and therefore it is in their best interest to
seek to obtain self government as soon as possible in order
to cease to be liabilities to the British G.vernment and
Treasury. To a celtiin extent this may be true, though the
British Government has indicalej that it is willingto
continue to assist the smA 1 West Indian of islands Barbados
and the Leeward and Windward islands, if they decide to
join together in a federation.
But the Caribbean area is considered to be of vital importance to the
Peace and Security of the English-speaking North American Nations; Can-
ada and the United States of America, owing to its proximity to them and
the Panama Canal. In addition thousands of West Ind.ans, include ng
hundreds of Montserratians, reside and are gainfully employed in these coun-
tries. Canadians and Americans have also invested considerable sums of
money is the territories of the Caribbean and have shown a keen interest in
doing so in Montserrat during recent years.
The United Sratesof America is d rely responsible for islands similar.
in size to the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands and Barbados.
St. Thomas. St. Croix and St. John were purchased from Denmark by
the Unitrd States of America after they were considered to be unprofitable
colonies by the government of Denmark. Today t e.e island s enjoy a rela-
tively high standard of ving as far as the terrtone ofate Crbjetaa are con"
cerned. Their inhabitants are permitted access to the institutions of the
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United States of America for the purpose of furthering their
their Peace and Security are guaranteed by the Government
States of America.
Perhaps if this island is discarded politically and econo
government of Great Britain it may be possible for it to be ado
Canada or the United States of America It appears that this p
active should be investigated in the interest of the present and
arce of this island,
-From the Montserrat Mirror, May 4.

Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title
t.,ereon and Caveats for the week ending the 4th day ol
Nature of Request
Date of Request Person Presenting Certificate of Title
thereon or Caveat
Request for the issue o
Request dated Bertilie Jules tificate of Title in re
portion of land situate
29th April, 1963, ceau Estate, in the P
by her Solicitor Peter, in the Colon
Presented cac ntaining 3.431
3rd May 1963 bounded as follows:--
at 2.15 p.m. Vanya Dupigny y land of A I be
On the South by lar
Joseph: On the East by land of Edwin William and on the
of Rodney George.
Registrar's Office, JOSEPH A MARCA
Roseau, 3rd May 1963 Registrar o
NOTE:-Any person wno desires to object to the issui
tificate ofTitle on the above aprpcation may enter a Caveat
office within six weeks from the date of the first appearance
Schedule in the Oqicial Gazette and in the DOMINICA HERA]
publiis~h in this Island.

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possible altern. Enties for Higher School
future inhabit- Certlicate, and the joint examin-
ation for the Sch )ol Certificate
and General Cer ificate of
Education of the University of
Cambridge should reach the
Education Department not later
A then 15th June, 1963. Private
candidates should apply for
T Forms at the Department.
DOMINICA The lees are:- -
f May 1963. Entry fea payable by all
--ete r candidates $3.60
hor Noting For each Principal Sub-
ject $6.00
of a First Cer- For each Subsidiary Sub-
spect oftha. jeCt $2.40
e in the Mar- For the General paper 82.40
ay of Domini- Full Celtficate $19.20
acres and F9.20
On the North Paitial entries:
r t Caines; Basic Fee 3.60
id of Anson One subject 2.40
West by land LOCAL FEE
School Certificate 200
.NO Higher School Certificate 2.50
f Titles Oral Languages 2.00
ng of a Cer- per Subject

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SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1963

What Do I Get Out Of Reading "TrasI

By A High School Girl
In my opinion "trashy" novels
are books illustrated b y pictures,
with notices that say "You can-
not-miss this one". When I look
at a book I know what kind of
book it is, such as a love book with
a stupid introduction. 'Trashy'novels
are uneducational and they are just a
waste of time. I cannot imagine who
ever thought of them, and wish they
could be abandoned. Yet they seem
to interest other people, but certainly

not me, and I don't think that any
paper-back classified "trashy" could
be of any interest to me If a trashy
book, e.g. "For better or for worse",
and a class cal book, e,g. "Emma,"
by Jane Austen were compared, I
don't think the trashy novel wou d
be ab'e to hold a po nt against it.
Wh'n I just read the first page o f a
trash, novel I know what is going
to happen as it is completely obvi-
ous, viz: if a girl meets a man
in the beginning she has to get
married to him; whereas, in classical

novels, you juit cannot think what
will happen, they have you guessing
and thinking, so you are always
excited, whereas in the trashy
no',els, you are not interested as
from the first page, you know what
will happen in the end. These
trashy novels are just hopeless,
extremely so but the joke about
them is that. on the cover they have
"True Life Story." which is a lie,
as well as the novel itself.
These novels, or they should not
even be considered as novels, arr a

Vy" NovelsP
waste of rime, money, education,
and to top it all is they do interest
some people, just imagine!
Some cheap books are very inte-
resting, like the Schoolgirl stories.
I wouldn't place them with the
trashy novels, as they are quite
different, they will interest school-
girls, as they deal with school life.
These novels are just as well appre-
ciated as some classical books, but
they wou!d not hold an important
part in lessons, Yes, to me schoolgirl
magazines and novels are very
interesting, but the 'true life stories'
do .: .imrunur t ,:.r.1hing, Most
of lthcnim lh.v.. no real .'L' 1(c Jnd
*omctimi s the carrio..r. are -o udly
h.at tlhe just mil, ihe *. ir) '- o ec
han It is. SoALitimncs he tra.h)
o ;li are lo ic .., I at the, occinon-
.ily h.,.x an r iniri ng pi ar t which
,i s.anni.d, cut do'. n or :.ir: iotien

i btltc that ,)o pircenlt oI L i-
int:i's p p o I I 1 i o n ri ..ludirgz
children) i ady "rrashy" no,:ls k more
than cdijuiional book iand t'.it I.
v.h) .,. L AL sodiL b. ard.
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Indies has agreed that scholarships
will be provided for the coming
academic year for students in the
islands of t h e "Eight" t h a t is,
Barbados, Antigua, St. Kitts, St.
L ucia, Dominica, S t. Vincent,
Grenada, Montserrat, to attend the
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NoJ,, .:i--.. It i-. announced that
Mr. -. E- Field, Puinne Judge,
Barbados. asumcd duty in Grenadi
as Actin Chief Justice Wmndward
and Lev. ard lilannJi on 5th May,
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The West Indian cricket tourists arrived
in Britain recently for their summer tour and
Test series against England only to dis-
cover that training would have to start
Here right-bander Seymour Nurse
swings lustily at the ball during a session
on the indoor matting cricket wickets, which
are surrounded by canvas walls and roofs to
save fielding and damage.




children's (Factual Test) Corner citing draw. Only feature of the
game was two good innings by Is-
Dear Girls and Boys, 1 a n d's Selectees Lewis (68) and
So far I have received just four letters from you Jno. Baptiste (54). The scores:-
all-- one came from Goodwill and an other from Laudat. Every week Police 146 and 228 Notre Dame

more than fifty of you would send in answers to competitions- strange that 242.
now so few of you have written. I am still awaiting more letters.
Children should love to write letters. You may not have to put Totte
your knowledge of the study of Latin to the test when you are grown up the
but surely you will have to write letters when
For instance, business people or Heads of Government Departments can- of Sp
not "see" or interview everyone who has something to write to them about terdat
so letters must be written. What about your friends and relatives who hap- first ti
pen to be away from homer You will have to practice letter writing. I won
am aure you have something to tell me so don't be shy, write and tell me Corn
what you have to say. Te
Last Sunday, was Mother's Day-I hope all of you showed your love Th
and appreciation for your mothers on that day. Your love should not be for (
shown only on that day. Mothers love to be shown love throughout the year on TI
How should you show that love. By obedience, respect and by doing the meet t
things which will give them pleasure- studying your lessons and behaving ing r
properly. That would be showing real affection towards her. A card Tour
means a lot but it's just a piece of paper- its what you do during the year a one
that matters. to-day
A Miss Anna Jarvis of the U.S. America in 1908 made a suggest- -a
ion that a day be set aside called "Mother's Day" as an occasion to pay Clas
tribute to Mothers. In 1914 President Wilson proclaimed that the second
Sunday in May be set aside as Mother's Day, and that the national flag be Backs
flown on all public buildings on that day.
Mothering Sunday, an old English custom was observed long before Wings
Mother's Day when the English people attended the church in which they
were baptised. Itwas observed in Mid Lent. Gifts were offered at the In
altar to the church as tokens of love and gratitude. Speci
Mother's Day is now observed in many countries besides U.S.A.-
in England, Sweden, Denmark, India, China and Mexico. I hope you Bee
showed your love and gratitude to mother last Sunday. If you forgot to J A
do so, w4ll just start today and make every day a 'Mother's Day" for her. Ma
Cherio till next week. Now do write to me. I am still waiting for -
your comments.
Love frotrf Auntie Fran:

Wht i the nme ivk to the Ha of the United States o ?


Spurs Win Cup
nham Hotspur of England won
European Cup Winners' Cup
thry beat Athletico Madrid
pain 5-- in the final at Rot-
n on Wednesday. It is the
me that an English team has
a major European S u c c e r
eam Leaves For Grenada
ie Dominica cricket team left
Grenada on the Federal Maple
thursday night. They are due to
:he St. Lucia team in the open-
natch of the 1963 Goodwill
namenr The team will play
-day match in Barbados
sified Advt.
Sand Necks -- Wholesale 37o
Retail 420
S-- Wholesale 68p
Retail 740;
lots of 1,000 lbs (combined)
al Price Backs and Necks-350
Wings -- 64e
ef Wholesale 64o per lb
ay 11-25
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S .. .. -,.. A one storey dwelling house
Som U -ountries which observe Mothers' Day are mentioned. Pease consisting of Two Bedrooms
divide them ino classes according to the continents where they are found Living and Dining Room, Pan-
and name the continents. try,, Kitchen, Bath and Toilet,
3. What-Centenary was celebrated last week. situate on Lot No, S. 865A Off
Federation Drive, Goodwill.
(Look up Herald 27th April 1963) For particulars Apply to:-
-- SP OR TL IG H T-- Vanya Dupigny
-- SP 0 G H T -- Chambers, Roseau,
West Indies Bowing YorkshireWinsA one storey dwe I I i n g
West Indies Bowlng Yorkshire Wins house consisting of Four bed-
Murdered At Old On Wednesday, the touring team rooms, Living and Dining Room,
Traford started the 5th match of their tour Pantry Kitchen, B a t h a n d
The West Indies touring team against Yorkshire. They again had Toilet, Situate cn Lot No, S
again showed that they do not Yorkshire on the run when the score 484 off Federation D r i v e,
possessthe 'killer" instinct when read 95 for 6, but Stott (65) and Goodill
they let Lancashire "off the hook" Trueman () were allowed to respa apply t
on Tuesday. Batting first, the tor the fortunes oftheir team, They For particulars apply to:-
touring team scored 327 for 4 de- put on 78 for the 7th wicket. Grif- VANYA DUPIGNY
ared in between showers on faith was the most successful bowler Chambers, Roseau,
,td and Mnndav morning for the tourists with 5 for 37. King May 11-25
Satra wav nd Monday mornini- ..... II

Carew (93), Butcher (55) and
Sobers (70 not out) were the top
scorers. After a sedate start, Lan-
cashire's captain, Australian Ken
Grieves, was the mainstay of the
innings; he scored a sterling 97.
Gibbs got 5 for 35 for the visitors.
Following on 156 runs behind,
Lancashire were again in trouble
and were 17 for 2 at the end of the
nd day. They lost an early wicket
but Grieves and Dyson took
command and put on a partnership
of 192 in 90 minutes; I repeat 9o
minutes. Grieves scored r23 and
Dyson 65. They were particularly
severe on Valentine who insisted on
bowling short outside the leg stump.
Lacasltre were all out for 304.
The West Indies batsmen made no
efrt to get the 149 runs required
for victory. They were 59 for I at

got 3 for 67& Yorkshire won by
Ir runs. Yorkshire 226, and
145 for 6 declared. West Indies 109,
and 151. Trueman 5 for 38.
Celaire Hits Century
In a league match at the Wind-
sor Park last weekend Celaire of
D.G.S. hit his maiden century. He
showed scant respect to St. Joseph
bowling scoring 86 of his o10 in
boundaries Celaire and Doctrove
then proceeded to make light work
of the St. Joseph batting. They
bowled unchanged and dismissed
their opponents twice. The final
Scores were:- D.G.S. 200, J. Ce-
laire ox, St. Joseph 59, J. Celaire
4 for 15 Doctrove 6 for 35; and 92,
J. Celaire 4 for 42, Doctrove 6 for 26.
D.G.S. won by an innings and
49 runs.
At the Botanic Gardens, Police
and Notre Dame played an unex-

Small private classes in
Science of Self-Development,
Free Tuition.
Write to:--
John Peltz Presmont,
Living School, Happy Valley,
Mahaut, Dominica.
A surplus of West Indian
Mahogany seedlings (Swictenia
mahogani) is now available for
distribution to the public. Inter-
ested parties are asked to contact
the Department of Forestry,
Acting Chief Forest Oficer.
Government Information Service
Dominica 14th May, 1963.
GO 42 May 18.

Dominica Banana Growers Assoc.
Notice T3 Banana Growers
Unlicensed Dealers
Growers who sell their bananas collectively are strongly advised to
deliver their fruit only to persons who have been licensed by the Board
of Management to deal in bananas, Licensed dealers are required to keep
r e c o r d s of each grower's sales which are transmitted to Winban for
Hurricane Insurance purposes.
The majority of unlicensed dealers, on the other hand, feel no obli-
gation to keep such records and in the few cases where an attempt has
been made to record individual sales there is na means of transmitting the
necessary particulars to Winban. As a result several growers who sold
their bananas through unlicensed dealers have been unable to o b t a i n
Hurricane Insurance benefit for windstorm damage to their cultivations.
St e p s are being taken to eliminate illicit dealing but meanwhile
g r o w e r s should forthwith cease selling their fruit through unlicensed
16th May, 1963.
May 18

Now you can Enjoy
I *
In Two Ways:

O You can have Fresh-Delicious
j SYLVANIA chicken all cooked
you can get SYLVANIA chicken at

and prepare it yourself. Either way, these succul' 1
Birds will delight you and your family with their r
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I Dominica Banana Growers
i Association
Growers who present boxed bananas at Fond Cole)
land Long House Reception Depots are notified that deli-i
iveries of 25 or more boxes will be received o v e r the:
weighbridge and deliveries of less than 25 boxes at the!
Peasants' Shed,
S9th May, 1963
May 18.


S Here's a weight control plan that's s i m p I e andi
effective. Eat two LIMMITS with a glass of milk three
times a day in place of your meals on selected days of)
ithe week with regular meals (in smaller quantities) being
beaten at other times.
You may lose up to Itb per day with this LIMMITSi
!plan. LIMMITS is a nutritious, satisfying calorie-limitedi
mm e a I in delicious biscuit form which contains all the)
-essential vitamin and food elements you should have but
0so few calories that you'll lose weight,
i A day's supply of LIMMITS costs $1.80,
S LIMMITS tasty biscuits are available in fo u r fla-
ivours-vanilla, chocolate, orange and cheese,
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