Dominica herald
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 Material Information
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 25, 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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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 82144654
lccn - 2007229365
sobekcm - UF00102878_00020
System ID: UF00102878:00020

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(For the Genera WelfaJ of the People of Dominica, thefturther advancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole)

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1963


Rain Break Makes Exciting Finish st when h was dsmised for
score. Meanwhile, John had been
BY EDDIE ROBINSON batting extremely well at the other
but hole I out to Hunt in the outfield.
IN THE firSt match of the Goodwill Cricket Tournament, end. He decided to ''ave a So
Dominica's boys gave a good account of themselves by t was his only eror of his innings
trouncing St. Lucia by 194 runs. On the Thursday it and it is regrettable that he did not
looked a certainty but a stand by St. Lucia's middle posi- get a century. He scored 84. Pierre
tion batsmen pushed the game into Friday -- and rain. hit the first six of the mch and car-
However when play recommended, Pierre made short work red his bat for i, Dominic
were;all out for 24. For St. Lucia.

of the tail.

Joseph got 5 wickets for 38 runsi.

Bowlers On Top ngures were 7.4 overs, 3 maidens, "Mindo" Phillip's 54
At Queen's Park 13 runs, 5 wickets. Charles got 3 Set to ge: 36 runs for Victory,
Cricket fans who followed the for 49 and Atherley 2 for 49- the St. Lucia openers set about .the
match between St Lucia and Dom- P job in businesslike fashion, Senack
inica were baffled by the exclusion Pierre "ops and Hunt put on 25 before Senack
of J.C Josephs and Hassel Williams St, Lucia were in trouble from was L.B.W. for 16. Wickets fell
front theeleven chosen. Not being the start of their Ist Innings and at regular intervals until veteran
on thespor, I am unable to give never recovered. In a fiery spell of "Mindo" Phillip and Hypolte come
re sonw for the exclusion We will pace bowling, Pierre captured 6 for together. They were associated in
have to wa until the team returns 17 Followers of local cricket could a fine partnership, and while it pro-
home. not beheve their ears and wondered gressed, Dominica s fielding became
Con nca rook first strike on win- if the commentators were not mis- a bit raggged, Hypolite was out
ning thetossandwe had someearly taking Pierre for St. Hilaire. or 12, but Phillip wss unbeaten at
shocks. Lewis (6) Elwin () Readers will recall that Pierre got the close with 54 runs to his credit,
Trying Sillingford (23) and Clem only-i wiuk m chs Sr. Lucia were r148 for 6.
tfic pavfi n shortTy aler lunch. bci at hosewho crized h;s on the final day, but Pierre made
ths stage the score read 42 for selecon, (including myself). Full light work of the St.Lucia tail. He
Irving Shillingford flattered, only to marks to this young' man for the claimed all four wickets and finished
deceive. His innings included three admirable way in which he has with 7 for 44 giving him mach fi
delightful fours. Skipper Leroy risen to the occasion, Pierre bowled gures of 13 for 61, including a lat-
Shillingford and Larocque were then extremely well, but it is obvious trick; the best figure of his career.
associated in a face-saving partnership that the St. Lucia batting is except. "Mindo' Philip scored a fine 59 for
of 91 fosurvived a chance before he had tionally weak. shudder to think S Lucia who were all out for 68,
survived a chance before he had what Mellow could have done on giving Dominica victory by 194 runs.
scored, but proceed to delight the s wcke. F Grenada
the small crowd with some this wicket. Mellow For Grenada
elegant stioks. Full marks should St.Lucia were all out for a Jerome Mellow, the Combermere
also be given to Shillingford who paltry 44. Larocque got 3 for 9 and & Dominica fast bowler who was
seems to relish such situations. St. Hllalre I for II. unable to tour Grenada because of
Incidentally, ths is the fourth time In Domimlca's and innings, Lewis an injury is now o00 % fit. As a re,
that our batml, n hvi e recorded again disappointed, but Elwin and sult of a telephone conversation with
partnerships ofr. Ivan Shilling- Irving Shllingford gradually took Mr Leroy Shil ingford, it was ag-
ored and H.M. Frampton put on 9 command. Elwin started shakily reedthat efforts be made to fly Mel-
for the 3rd wicket against St. Lucia but later got into his stride and pro- low to Grenada on Tuesday It is
in 1949. E. Robinson and 0 duced some handsome strokes, hoped that the public will respond
Riviere put on 91 for the Ist Wicket Sh lingford was his usual self, cool, by donating freely towards strength-
against Grenada in 1956 and E. composed and majestic. He was ening our bowling for the final
Robinson and Irving Shillingfrd undefeated with 52 at close of play. match
put on 91 for the ind wicket agast Elwin was unfortunately run out
St. Vincent in 1962. The best when he was 3 runs short of his PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
partnerships for Dominica are 191 half century. Shillngford and NORA Cunningham, wHo Nurs-
for the 4th wicket between Enstein Elwin put on 82 for the znd wicket. ing Adviser left Dominica Thursday
Shillingford and Clem John against Clem John joined Shillingford and after a brief visit STANLEY Boyd
Grenada in 1960 and os8 for the immediately set about the bowling. Chronicle Editor beat Brian Blatcher
9th wicket between Clem McIntyre He showed a welcome return to for men's tennis singles title AGRI-
and Rosie against Grenada in 1956. form which surely must please his CULTURAL Bulletin edited by Carl-
Larocque was out for what may ns. He was 36 not out ac the ton Grell made its bow this week *
be considered his best ever innings close. POPE John, reported to have had
for Dominica. His 51 was by far a relapse, is -'much improved"
the trost polished knock of the day. Commanding Lead ERIC WATTY goes to Canada
After his dismissal, Branford soon on 3 year Scholarship to study
proceeded to run through our batting Dominica lost their remaining 8 pathology *
like a knife through butter. Jno. wickets for 92 runs when play was I Fishr Listen
Baptiste, Gregoire and Simon gave resumed on the third day. John and igel iser Lit
the scorers no trouble at all. They Shillingford put on 37 more runs As we go to press the Ministers
all failed to get off the mark. before Shillingford was caught at the of the "Little 7" and their Advisers
Shil ingford in the meantime was a wicket for a well played 73. Leroy are sitting round a table at Sher-
spectator at the other end. Pierre Shillingford and Larocque, the heroes bourne, Two Mile Hill, Barbados
(5) helped his captain to put on 19 of the Ist. innings were both dismis- discussing the proposals that they
valuable runs and Dominica were sed before they had scored, and Jno.- must finalise at the London Con-
all out for 161. Baptiste managed to collect a pair of ference next month Undersecretary
Leroy Shillingford was undefeated ducks on his debut Gregosre hit of State Nigel Fi.her states that he
with 56. Branford was the hero one four, but was bowled for 5 and is "just here to listen" -- with his
for St. Lucia. His final bowling Simon joined his clubmate Jno.Bap. advisers.


Parade in Gardens, Ei
Commonwealth Youth Sunday will
be observed this year by a rally of
schoolchildren in the Botanical Gar-
dens tomorrow at 5 p. m., so the
Minister for Labour and Social Ser-
vices has directed. Scouts, Cubs,
Guides and all Youth organisa-
tions are invited to participate. At
the final march-past His Honour
will take the salute and before this
a feature address will be given by
Acting D.G.S Headmaster A. E.
On the next day, May 27, there
will be a programme of entertain-
ment by the combined schools at St.
Gerard's Hall, organised by Mrs.

Youth Sunday
entertainment Monday

r ..., ....i '

Commonwealth Monarch



Fire Inquiry Resumes Today

T o d a y in Roseau Court House the Carnival "Fire
Mystery" Commission resumes its investigation from Ila s t
w c e k (it had been interrupted for some time due to the
absence of Mr. Justice St. Bernard). Last Saturday's eager
crowd became restive when two key witnesses, Mr. Malcolm
Frampton and Miss Bertha Smith were heard in camera.
Rasta ways Trou- The public proceedings
produced little excitement
bles Continue for listeners, since they were
"You can't put a good man down taken up largely widh medi-
Mr. W H. Harris is still in business cal evidence on the type of
as usual at the Castaways Hotel at burns suffered by persons
Mero despite few unpleasant ex- treated in the hospital. Dr.
periences in the last week. Twice with
the doors have been forced with Wisse did not agree with
crowbars and much of the furniture evidence previously given by
taken away: some of the electrical Dr. Clay that the b u r n s
fittings were cut down and removed, were abnormal, and dis-
creatng a fire hazard; and all of this counted statements made by
was done under the supervision
s don e supolice.pei N u r s e Boyd and several
According to Mr. Harris he was sufferers that the blistering
served with no writ or warrant, but w a s peculiar, attributing
had read to him a writ against these to nervous symptoms or
"Dominica Properties and Norman outside infection. Matron
Mi ikr Duun'". This S,. ihcrj b s s.... I.- -." -..-.._-- --.-i ..._
. I ine Intricate bitlc-otlegali ; vLl nCC
%its (they include every single dLw- substantiated the fact that
yer in Dominica except the Attorney the Carnival Fireburns were
General) which still goes on where- similar to o t h e r burning
by everyone from Olds Discount to cases treated regularly atthe
Mr. Harris try to recover something s trate r
from the wreckage of the financial hospital.
deals ot Mr. Dunn, disbarred Cana- Turi details of Mr.
dian lawyer (see story on p. 7). Touring details o
Mr Harris protested and (he said), Frampton's movements dur-
even touched the bailiff's man on the ing. Carnival Monday were
shoulder - for which he was prom- g i v. e n by associates and
ptly arrested on a charge of "techni- observers, who covered a
cal assault" and ended up in a cell ea eal of gr in their
at St. Joseph Police Station. gr grou
Meanwhile one of Dominica's descriptions of time, place
choicest amenities is being ruined and a n d costume.
the distraint on chatrels does no per- M C. C. Beausoleil
son any good. It seems a pity that. .
all the parties cannot get together and holds a watching brief.for
salvage something from the ruin on Mr. Malcolm Frampton.
a co-operative basis, leaving Dom- ,. To s s n my
inica with a going concern for the Todays session may be
benefit of holiday makers, the final one.


The Writer


Dominica To Join Caribo

An Editorial From The Boston Holy Name So city A ini fr SAN JUAN PUERTo Rico May 9. iior fromi'ts inception in
Journal "THE VERCELLIAN" Arelinvitled or 1963;--The Goverrment of l)o- 1963, to express the wish to join
The eld of Journalis takes a wr stre p h a s e of the minic has informed tne Scie- the Organizition the others
The field of Journalism takes a writer to many strange p u r h a s e of tary-General, Mr C. F. Beaure- bemin the Government of St.
Tas e gard, of its desire t, seck mem- Knts Nevis-Anguilla and the
and fascinating corners of the globe, and with him g&es the able i& W reles hSersip in the Caribbean Organ Government vi Lucil wa ch
reader, experiencing the magary or factual acco t of the erslip in the Caribbean Ofgan Government o S,. Lucii wh:ch
reader, experiencing the imaginary or factual account of the va5 a iz t on and hlas requested t- par- communicated with the Secretary-
loves, hates, fears, joys and sorrows of humanity exposed by MianagerPs u ga- ucipate in all the service, offered General in March of this year.
the writer's pen. low M at Morne Danie by ihe Oiganizition. No provision is made in he White
The writer probes with his pen, as the doctor with his aW This government is the third Paper, "budget" of the Eastern
The writer pen as the doctor wth hs of the units of the former West Caribbean Federation for joining
scalpel, into the lives of individuals or nations, reporting Smith Lord Indies Federation, which had CARIBO, it beingleft to units
his findings to the rest of the human race. The truth and May 1-- been a Member of the Organiza- to become members individually.
success of this venture depends upon the skill and respon.i-
bility of the author. A moment of hesitation or indecision Scholastic -
when faced with the challenge could prove fatal in either Opportunit OTISCE
sense. opportunity N la.l N T IGUPE
The power to create characters from imagination and to Small private classes in
shape their lives into a pattern of his own choosing is an Science of Self-Development, Vacant Post Of Public Relations Officer St. Lucia
integral part of the writer's nature. It also holds true if he Free Tuition, Banana Growers' Association Ltd.
were to cast them aside as so many toys, again to create Write to:-- Applica ions are invited from suitably qualified candidates
anew to the end of journalistic perfection. Not so, how- John Peltz Presmont, for appointment to the vacant post of Public Relations Officer, St.
ever, with living characters. In this respect, the truth must Living School, Happy Valley, Lucia Banana Giowers' Association Ltd.
prevail and integrity must govern his hterary cutons. Mahaut, Dominica, DUTIES OF PO T
The writer is a student of human relations and motiva- Promotion and maintenance of good relation between
tons. With a stroke of his pen, he can make us laugnd or tiva growers, delegates, Directors and establishment in'er se'. anid pei-
tions. With a stroke of his pen, he can make us laugh or Dopey Bulls formance of all such otrier duties and functions as miy be incidental
cry, love or hate. He can build castles in the air of the or conducive t such relations.
world of make-believe, or he can bring us face to face with Mexico City, May 17, CP: PoliceT c successful candidate will be required to enter into a ser-
the stark reait of life He can lead us to peaks of mou- Crime Laboratory reported that vlce cont act a specimen of which is available for inspecuo at the
the stark reality of life. He can lead us to peaks of moun-
s annly and realistically, somebody p u t sleeping pills in registered office of the Association.
tains or to the depths of oceans, uncannily and realistically, drinking water given bulls in Sun- APPOINTMEN
if we but allow him our time. The world is his oyster and day's bullfights. Tests were ordered On Contract for three years, six months of which is pro-
humanity his pearl. He is the trader and the reader his pawn. when spectators noted that the bulls, bationary.
He wields an awesome power, one that can shape the while not actually asleep, were re- SALARY
thinking and ideas of men and nations. Yet, he is never luctant to charge. The post carries a salary of $3,840-4.320 per annum The
without criticism, or even compliment, from his readers point of entry in the salary scale is dependeut upon quaitication
without criticism, or even comment, om is reers. and experience.
He must ever be prepared to accept this fact as an integral LEAVE
part of his literary endeavours. He cannot expect to please Two weeks Casual Leave per annum and three months vaca-
all. His main objecuve is to "reach" his readers. Success Dol ino News tion leave after completion of three years service
or failure depends on his approach to the theme. This ob- CLOSING DAT p.m Friday 31t May, 1963
jective can only be attained. after years of writing experience. A DominolMatch played at Appitca.mons-wltl elevany 31t tificatea nd.t.vo re t e.-
chra s ".&o_ n ,tt &r ishu rA D l a" A-pplt-li'i -w ,-oei;anl t-i*,dteg m n.two d At ;e ,-
The writer teaches or amuses with the written word and day Miy I ltn 1963 at 10.00 a.m cateon for Post of Puoic Relations Officer and addressed to The
imparts information from an inexhaustive source. His between the Success Domino Manager, St. Lucia Banana Growers' Association Ltd., P. O. Box,
mental processes must ever be tuned to absorb and digest Club of Fond Cole, captained 197, Castrie/ Si. Lucia, B. Wi. 1.'
myriad bits of mfoiimaoa and to expel them clearly .as a by Perry Serapbin and the Au- St. Lucia Banana Growers' Assocation Ltd.
myriad bits of infom manon and to expel them Clearly as a a Domino Club of Layou per S. D. Gage
rora Domino Club of Layou per S.D. Gage
smooth and finished production of words, phrases and captained by Joseph Samuel re- Manager.
paragraphs to. the complete understanding of the reader. He suited in the Success Club giving May 4- 25
is the literal guide through the maze of thought and ima- the Aurora Club a severe beat- _-. ....
gination of the reader, pointing out the peaks, the valleys ng ielnd Abert NI BANANA GROWERS A
and the pitfalls crou'te to event clmiax or solution. FDaniel Glanville and Albert IDOMINICA BANANA GROWERS ASSO.f
and the pitfalls eh route to eventual clhmax or solution. Faustine made the highest score
His talent is God-given. The free will to use it is his for Success with 898 points to
own. Whether it shall be for the betterment or detriment their credit and Alfred Willie NOTICE TO BANANA GROWERS
of society is his decision 'alone to make. To serve truth- and Hugh Cabbey scored 378
fully or destroy, unscrupulously is the rule that sets his points for Aurora. The scores ICLOSING OF LAUDAT, WESLEY AND VIEILLE CASE BUYING
were as follows. Success 2008 pts STATIONS
course: Conscience, as in all of humanity's resources plays ad Aurora 1772 pts, a lead of iATI
the prominent role in the writer's privilege to choose his 236 pts.
path. The game. which was well at- Growers who.sell their bananas at the LAUDAT, WESLEY
STo serve or destroy he is the writer, but God is his tended by' Domino enthusiasts, 0r VIEILLE CASE Buying Stations are notified that it has
ended at 6.00 p'm. This was the orVeen decided by the Board of Management to close these
Judge!" Out of the world of fact or fantasy, this is the truth fifth match the Sucess Club been decided by the Board of Management to close these
which the writer must eventually face. has played with the Aurora .stations which are being operated at a loss WITH
Sent in by our friend J. N. Buffonge of Dorchester, Mass, U. S. A. Club; Success has won four and IEFFECT FROM THE WEEK COMMENCING 10TH JUNE 1963,
lost one.
COLONY OF DOMINICA losuccss holds the Hospital These districts are now amply served by Licensed
Appeal Fund's prize and the Pi- -Dealers and the growers concerned should make arrange-
TITLE BY REGISTRArION ACT atian Carnival Associations ments for delivery of their bananas at the company's Re-
REGISTRY OF TITLES ISLAND Of DOMINICA shield as 1963 island Domino
SY OP W ES IS,.AN O o OM CA i a1963o o option Depot at Fond Cole or Long House, as the case
"Schedule of Applications for Certifcates of Title andlNotings champions. caption Depot at Fond Cole or Long House, as the case
thereon' and Caveats for the week ending the 18th day of May 1963. 1may be, either through Licensed Dealers or directly,
____---- A.D.BOYD
'Nature of Request whether for i AG D r BOYDa
'Date of RequestlPerson Presenting Certificate of fitle or Noting General Manager !
SI IthPrnn r.r Caveat SaPV, anflt hnrtl- 14th M v 1QRa

Request for :he issue of a First Cer-
'Request dated Ivy Patrick 'titicate of Title (with plan attached)
in respect of a
10th May, 1963, lot of land situate in the Town
by her.Solicitor of Roseau, in the Parish of St.
SPresented George, in the Colony of Domini-
13th May '1963. Ica containing 2415 sq. ft. and
at 3.26 p. m. Vanya Dupigny bounded as follows'-On the North-
,West by New Street, On the North-
East by land of Ivy Patrick, On the South-East by land of Patrick A
Charles and E. Prosper and on the South-West by land of Patrick A.
Charles and E. Prosper.
Registrar's Office, JOSEPH A. MARCANO.
Roseau, 13th May 1963. Registrar of Titles
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Cer-
tificate ofTitle on the above application may enter a Caveat in ,he above
office within six weeks from the date of the first appearance of the above
Schedule in the'Official dazette and in the DOMINICA HERALD newspaper
published in thissland.
May 25, June 1

V0 1-" I* l6lV Vw 'Wi 16-ril ImUj i tU
age--- By Law
ac_, --- ...

African whites are to be limited to U ii
one Negro domestic servant living
on the premises according to Mich- Banane
iel Botha, Deputy Minister Bandu
Administration. The new law is
part of government's plans to move
as many Negroes as possible away Roseau
from white living areas. Portsmoutl



h 30,454

Coast 3,460
Exports Jan. i--May. 3 884,960
Total Exports to date 940,904

May 25

a Banana Growers Association

a Shipment of 10th May, 1963:



SATURDAY. MAY 25, 1963

New ideas In Hicks Report


Robert E. AIfirey

One of the most import features
of the Hicks Report (Report of
the F.scal Con.missioner- Fed
e;ation o/ La1-.,irn Caribbean
Territories) is the fresh and modern
approach to the fiscal problems of the
smaller islands. T he report criti-

tabliihmeis multiply the cost of ad-
ministration out of proportion to the
service rendered in a small commun-

Five Federal Ministries

Tourism, slhe feels that Government
solid keep out except in a controll-
ing capacity since too much effort
can be wasted wh'ch would be bet-
ter undeitikea by private enterprise.
On the subject of Industry she states
"Too of-cn in thi: pas:. expensive
subsidies and cthcr privileges rcult-
ing in heavy losses lave been grated
to firms which have failed to make
profits at home and are even more
unlikely to make good in the
difficult conditions of the West
Manr recon m mi'nmido;, n which-'l

cises in no uncertain terms the met- Pointing out that the ccsrt; of can ... b de...i.r a
hods of accounting at present in Feder b t i calltot be dealt with her are
Federation aie bound to be high at it j g j~e
and the haphazard bargaining pro.. the moment of take over (1st April, recoised s a small Feder8. l i
rcdures used during the term ot the 964)commends a mall Federal R
old Ftdratcn for the allocation of 1964) te report says "On the at the rate of 2, % per annum
hand fairly suostantial economies the amount reaches 300 of
Gran -ai. may be expected to accrue as a annual budget. Insurance a

Modern Methods Wanted resu of inegaio and reoran"i natural disaster should be ir
tion. A better quality of staff may gated.
On the first point the Commiss- well i'res t Mi the reduction of The "Control of P u b
ioner advocates using budgetting quantity." Mrs. Hicks advises nor Expenditure" recommendations
means which have been in use both more than five Ministers with mostly technical in aspect and v
in industry and by Statutory Board Natural Resources, Agriculture and meet with the approval of
forthelasthalceur. In particular Communications and Work< as one competent businessman rurni
for the lasthal-century. In parttctdar competent businessman mmii
she s ngles out the complete absence Mi"hisy. This unusual combination fi\e million dollar compa
ot segregation of Capital Items from has much logic behind it since the monthly trial balances, project
Current Expndture. In this con- roads etc. are, i these islands' mai trol and rational station ot accou
text capital items refer to the initial ly for the ovcment of main local systems. PAYE income tax
outlay on roads, buildings, com- prods i which ate bagricuIuri l course recommended, also re
munications, projects and other Ths might obviate the buldin of of laws on Customs & E
non-recurring items of a new and roads for prestige purposes or vague Income Tax and Companies
permanent nature. Current expen- amenities rather than on a bass ofworkmanlike document with a
diture relates to the day-to-day ad- an overall economic plan (para. 61). and welcome approach.
ministrative expenses(e.g. most of Listed as an important Ministry is
the cost of the Civil Service), road that of Educat on, Labour, Pubhic
mntenn, b g m e He.lth and Social Affairs. These
maintenance, building maintenance subjects, hich are so closely related S ,
and service such as police, tax-col subjects, "hi are so cosey reate r
election, customsetc. Tothe averto the things of first significance .
election, customs'etc. To the aver- Fede. r ati, .. .
age business man or accountant the people themselves, rather than meds I01*
age business man or accountant, n, po.t', roed, money and e sltheM or e
this i '.too'obv Otis .to menIion, but. lnt. po.ts, roadi, money and all the N .
an inhem tance of outdated Bri.sh ohe inS bat economic 'experts ey
Trary methods, eniidyunur- 'o d..lrly love to write about -- a're
aI~ito r otIong errCatorlis, has e r I. l eng
]eI these islands in a state of fiscal plans In the %orld will come to
leruti tieon. naught without the good will of the By Herald Reporter
fiusatiaon. ... .

Grant-in-Aid Formula

Her second suggestion is a
formula for administering grant-in-
aid, based on island population and
Gross Domestic Product with Bar-
bados as a base figure- the grant-
in and being such as to bring the
G.D.P. figure up to that of Barba-
dos, o to the same proportion of
the Barbados figure for the
other island, s.nce the sum available
is unlikely to be sufficient to pro-
duce a 1oo%/ figure. Taking the
past figures for 1961 (fable 6,
p.26), the report shows that on a
basis of true current expenditure,
Dom nca had, with grant in aid, a
surplus of $686,000 which was used
for capital expend.ture--and that
was not the intention of grant in-aid.
Although the terms of reference for
the commissioner related only to ex-
peniture and revenue of the islands
and the control ofpuolic funds, Mrs.
Hicks does not keep strictly within
her terms of reference and makes
many p.thy statements which even
it "out ot oruer') cold well be noted
by those who are responsible for the
setting up of the future East Car:b-'
bean Iederaiion. She sounds a warn-
ing fiom the past in para to:". .
. the intiocucton ot the Minister-
ial system is invariably accompanied
. by considerable misunderstand-
ing and dissocat on. .... the rewards
of office are great. There is an ende
mic tendency to increase the number
of Ministers to something like the
number of functional Departments
of Government, irrespective of the
size of the community to be served.
Ministers with their supporting es.

man and woman in.the held, otice
or street. This good will can only
be obtained by communication
between government and people and
it is by the medium of this join.
ministry that such communication is
firmly established. It is a pty that
no Commissioner has been appointed
to investigate and report on this
most important issue.

Land Tax Advised

Mrs. Hicks emphasises strongly
the importance of the Development
Council envisaged in the White
Paper, and makes pertinent sugges-
uons as to the numbers and duties
of the Federal Development Advisers
(paras 56-69) and in para 58 she
states referringg to taxation): "A
most obvious and economically
sensible way of doing so is by im-
posing an effective property tax on
real estate". For this a skilled
Valuation Unit is required since
"Valuat:on of developed property is
a difficult and expensive business,
and for this and other reasons is
better as a federal than as a unit
responsibil ty'. Why not invite
U. N. consultants to solve this
On the subject of the Ministries
of Natural Resources, C. & W.
and Education, Labour and Social
Affairs she recommends executive
assistance at federal level to the
islands since "advice, unless backed
up by executive assistance in imple-
mentation, effects little, if any.
improvement" (as proved by the
experience of the former Federal
On the subject of Trade and

f the
ivest -

I i C
ng a
is of
. A

The report below of Fri-
day night's DoPP meeting
paraphrases only the more
constructive statements made
by speakers, and omits all
mcpris, rheloroc and personal
remarks in fact it gives
less than ten per cent of the
content of the meeting.
Mr. Frank Baron declared
on Queen Mary Street on
Friay night that Domin-
icans should tread carefully
before accepting a plan for
federation or lox independ-
ence. Mr. Baron spoke with
an air of conviction and poin-
ted out tnat he had been
watching caietully to see what
was happening in Jamaica
since independence and in
irmnidad & Tobago which
'received its independence
shortly after Jamaica. Both
new governments are in deep
tlnancial trouble, according
to Mr. Baron, with mount-
ing deficits due to the large
expenses involved in main-
taining additional staffs and
overseas offices and other
expenses ol sef-g.,vernment.
Speaking to about 200
persons who were gathered
below the speaker's balcony,
Mr. Baron stated that an in-
terim draft report had been
prepared entitled "The
Future Economic Needs of
the Leeward and Windward
Islands," by Dr. Carleen



We regret to have to report the death of Mrs, Myra Oscar of
Ciirinicr which took place at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Sun-
day 19th. May 1963. She was eighty years old.
The deceased wis the widow of Ludovic Oscar, well known
Dominica Planter who died in 1946.
She was a staunch and faithful member of the Catholic Church
and was a good and kind soul.
S She was laid to est on Monday afternoon after the funeral service
in the Cathedral which was conducted by Rev. Father Berghs.
May her soul rest in peace

S Mr. and Mrs. W. 0, M. Pond and family, Mrs, Alice Alexander,
Mrs. Aleon Leonard, Mrs. Sampson Gaspar and other members ofi
Sthe family desire to place, on record their sincere thanks to all
those who in so many ways showed sympathy in their recent.
sad bereavement, j
,~- ....., ....... IQ.s~Q .. .......... ....~ ..-i~ ... .....

0, Loughlin. This draft
which has been sent to all
governments concerned,
claims that Dominica will
need some $53,000 to stabi-
lize its economy over a ien-
year period. Mr. Baron felt
that this report, even though
in interim draft form, should
be released to the public, so
that they would not be lulled
itto any illusions concern-
ing the fiscal problems wh ch
face our island when we.
consider the additional taxes
necessary to:support federa-
tion or self-government
inleriewed byl the Herald
aller the meeting '- i order
to clarify Nlr. Baron's posi-
:iono uriher on this matter-
Mr. Baron, was asked, what steps
are appropriate and in what
sequence, o satisfy a' sensible
approach to decolonia!hzation?
Mr. Baron s ated that fi st Dom-
inica needs to develop a sound
economy specifically a favour-
able balance of trade - before -
adding any new costly undertak-
ings to its tax load The
sequence which Mr. Baron
recommends are: 1)A balanced
budg t for Dominica before we
consider federation 2) Federa-
tion with the other islands before
we consider independence. 3)
Eventual independence and self-
government, if. as, and when we
are ready for it.
M. E.B. Henry. speaking on
the same programme, laid heavy
emphasis on the need for fiscal
r sponsibility as a basis for stabi-
lized government. Mr. Henry
recommended a bolder approach
to budgeting with an ultimate
view to the a tainment of a balanc-
ed budget. Commenting qn the
forthcoming June Conference in
London, Mr, Elkin Henry stated
that his request to governnie.t for
representation by one member of
the opposition ; nd one adviser had
been granted. (Mr Henry is going
to the June London Constitu-
tional Conference as representa-
tive of the opposition, accom-
panied by Mr Biron as adlviser.
They will be leaving Juge 19th
and will return on or before July
Mayor Star Lestrade, another
speaker of the evening, outlined
to the street audience the work
of the Roseau Town Council and
emphasized that he was doing
everything in his power to bring
to the people of Roseau a
cultural center in the form of a

Municipal -Stadium at Windsor
Paik. 1 he stadium would be so
designed as. to. accommodate
sports events, exhibitions dances
conceits and other events.
The meeting. which --was
opened by an inIradUcimry
spe< ci by DUPP Secretary L.F.C.
Royer who introdtrued,: the
principal speakers:, .began at
about 8:30 P.M. and. ftiished
at 11:00 p m.

Cana Gonferen-
ces- Closes
The closing' ceremony of
the successful SLCW-spon-
sored Cana Conference
Week was held at St. Alpho-
nsuN Laurecn, uooOawin, last
Sunday at 3 p. m. The
church was filled to capac-
'ity by members 'ofthe SLCW
and their husbands both
fro,,o Roseau and Goodwill.
In, add tion, groups came
,.from Mahaut, Pointe Michel,
Sand Loubiere.
SFather Davy, who con-
ducted the ceremony, first
-spoke on The Sacrament of
Marriage and Divorce. He
considered marriage as a
sacrament-a source of speci-
iic grace for married people
to help them reach.the super-
natural ends of marriage; to
_sanctify each other and to
-sanctify children.
Father showed the ieces-
sity for using that grace for
assistance in problems and
responsibilities as well as
overcoming human failings.
He pointed out that the
grace of the Sacrament of
Marriage works to bring
husbands and wives closer
to each other and to God.
Following Father Davy's
talk, the members took part
in the renewal of their mar-
riage vows. The Cana Con-
ference Week closed with the
celebration of Holy Mass.
C.D. & W. Extra
The Secretary of State for the
Colonies, has approved a sup-
plementry Colonial Develop-
ment and Welfare allocation of
8288,000 (60,000) to Dominica.
bringing the total Grand-in-Aid
for the five year period 1959-
1964 to 85,088,000 (1,060,000)



SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1963


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man to work for whom and with
whom he likes, The West Indian
involved in the present "Bristol
trouble" does not even belong to any
Union. has not even personally
applied for a job with the Bristol
Omnibus Company, and yet is made
the pretext by some West Indians
(who themselves are not united,
having two rival organizations) to

by Graham Norton

General Elections

Two opportunities o nly
remain to Mr. MAcmillan,
f-r theP ( rP ep r I lrcionn

school of political experience,
in 1951, and called a winter
election. He went down
to defeat. The Conserva-
tives, avid followers of tradi-
tional electoral lore, are tin-
likely to repeat his error.
The present Government
are obviously now preparing

(S. P. J. William's letter continued capable of extension over a greater proclaim that they, the west lnaans. themselves for the electionn
from May ii). surface of country than one of any have all the virtues and the Comn which he must call before themselves for the election.
Ou: so-called socialist legislator ether form. I have no fear but the pany and the white workers all the Su m mer 1964, and the The Budget gave more than
in Dominica are not sufficiently ap- result of our experiment will be that fauts. Ii precise time of which, under it took: credit s f o wi n g
prized of the rightful limits of their: free thinking men may be trusted to We have 8,o0 West Indians re conventions of the more free 1 y. The next
power; that their true office is to de- govern themselves without a master. living here i n Bristol n o w and cnstitonv on o he f election was to have been
dare and enforce our natural rights Could the contrary ofthis be proved they flock here for va ous reasons constitution, o n y he canelection was to have b ee n
and duties, and not take any of them I should conclude either that their is They are being exploited by their decide. They are October fought on the issue of Bri-
from us. No man has a natural right no God of Gods, or that he is a own property-owning fellow-country- 1963, and May 1964. tan's entry into E u r o p e.
to commit aggression o n the equal malevolent being." men, who push them together into Why can we be so pre- General de Gaue took care
rights of another, and this is all from Thank you. accommcdatnon which w e would e naming the months if that and at first the ranks
which the laws ought to restrain him; Yours fraternally, not tolate. They break the rules cise, n naming the months if ofthat, and at first there ranks
every man is under the natural duty SIUART P. J. WILLIAMS, which British T r a d e Unionists not the day Long exper- f he Government were all
of contributing to the necessities of Goodwill have fought for many decades, ence has s h o w n that all in confusion. Now, how-
society, and this is all t h e laws undercuttng h a r d-w o n working canny Premiers turn them- ever, they are closing up
should enforce on him; and no man agreement in wages, etc., and thus selves to spring and autumn. rapidly. Ministers have been
has a right to be the judge between in the e n d aggravating their own seasonal producing new ideas, now
himself and another. W est Idian problems, For them to blame the First of all there are seasonal producing new ideas, now
The general spread of the light of W s InTrade Union Movement, therefore, considerations in the sum- that everything no 1 o n g e r
science has already laid open to every Trouble is utterly unjustified and far from mer months, many voters are waits on the C om m o n
vew the palpable truth, that the mass the truth, on holiday, and party mach- Market, and at the very end
of mankind has not been born with I do maintain the right of all ines in the constituencies are of April all the Ministers,
saddles on their backs, nor a favour- ir, It was kind of yu to to look after their own people in ot nni therefore at their together with Sir Michael
ed ew booted and spurred, ready mention me as a Liberal, in connec- the first instance and to help those otrunning therefore at their together with Sir Michael
ride themlegitmately by the race tion with that brilliant young who need help. But I do resent it best. Again, in winter Fraser, the head of the Con-
God. I will again remind Domini- History lecturer, Graham Norton, when West Indians, most certainly particularly one such as we servative Research Depart-
ca's honourable senseless gentlemen of of Woolwich Polytechnic. Simply needing help as they do, tell us have just passed through ment, and Lord Poole, who
their election promises Now tht'al 'liberal' would have been nearer the how they want to be helped by us in getting about is difficult, and has rejoined the Conservative
the castles ae built i the air, the man- k,andbest ofall Iwould like to a way whichis nothing less than peoplemay t wish to C t ro 1 fices Jint
na of heavCn has not yet reached the be described as a World Citizen, in subversion, and which will cause many people may not wisn t r o I Office oint
lan wherewe lIve: the time has. gealande mor specifically as a fateful repercussion for many years leave the warmth of t h ei r Chairmn of the P a r t y
come for this shotsigted so-called Mondcivtan, a member of the to come. ihe simple truth is that firesides and the ever present Organization, (the other joint
socialist government to start building Commonwealth of World Ci.zens, anyone embarking to live somewhere entertainment of their televis- Chairman is Mr. Mcleod)
foundations under the hanging cast- te Mndcivnan Republic, which else must nut try and force other hos -in -E tq do- heair du,-v'Cn- -ec' d1 n to.he .. p -
-r. Sws e-yaty cinicat n -andg teways ofiii suir if thg e parties compete wi th Mnister s official country
-. ....Some of your readers may -veh wm and facs ofStcoyu guests. may
dating right back fiom Crown Col- I the wtrs and fancies of their guests. I I
on rul at vehi been o heard aou the spread of suppo ed- T haps a0 ane guO cars to take them to and from residence, Cheauers, to dis-
on rule nave trltn ,J; been so ta a I;, I",- .' This has A 01H ING TO -, ,"0 ', ci ..
My active land, atone time the best ly colour bar" trouble i this i fH RACE, COLOUR OR the polling booths. cuss their future p 1 i c ie s.
law-abiding place under the.sun, has country fiom (a) London, and (b) CREED, but is something every under the general title of
given way to Poverty, Ignorance and the Midlands, to Bristol in the West decent and intelligent person under- Spring-Seasn Of Hope "Britain in the Seventies.
Crime and unless these three great Country. Being very worried about stands. You will see, therefore, that
evils are destroyed we are doomed. these reports, I wrote for information it always looks a bit different when Then there are psycholo- Young Conservatives
At the last election these so-called to a dear and trusted friend of mune one is on the spot actually involved gica ors. After all the
socialist people promised to deliver in Brstol, who has been working trying to solve a problem the best gical factors. Aer all, the What has emerged so far is that
us from Pharaoh and lead us straight there since the last war in connection way FU ALL CONCERNED, Premier is head of the gov- those younger ministers concerned
into the Promised Land but what is with Workers' Education, having and hence my reluctance to give you ernment and his aim is to with social policies Sir Edward
happening W We are all trapped in originally arrived as a "Stateless and your overseas friends advice which obtain the return of himself Boyle, the Education Minister, Mr.
the Red Sea. Is it because their Person" from Central Europe but could be misunderstood. I would and his colleagues. Spring Enoch Powell, the Minister of
God is not the true one On the cwho has since acquired British dearly love to write and help with is the season of ho of a Health, and the Ministerof Housing,
8th of April last we were witnesses citizens. I have just received the correspondence, but I feel it is better Sir Keith Josph came out with
to the crime when Democracy was following report from him on the to educate our own folk first, looking forward. The trials plans which were generally received
stabbed in its back in the Domin- Brtol suuation, which may indeed before attempting to show others and tribulations of winter are with enthusiasm. This, ministers
ica Legislative chamber through a upset and shock some of your what they ought to do. And I would forgotten. And, the Bud- are believed to have thought. is the
motion by the 2nd nominated.mem- readers, but which I would urge never run ourselves down here at get, with its promise of good stuff to win the General Election on.
r. The people of this municipal- them to consider earnestly and home without giving fullest explana- things in an election y e a r, (Older ministers including the
ity voted in 5 D.U.P.P.. candidates especially: tion as to cause, and reasons, as well Prime Minister himself, have been
and not 5 so-called socialists, This "In regard to the "Bristol Trou- as effects, actual and probable. This comes in April. thought by some political commen-
in itself shows a vote of no-confi- ble" I would advise caution, as this cannot be done in correspondence to In Autumn, people have tators to have favoured going to the
dence in the existing government, is not a colour problem at all newspapers in other parts of the world had, it is hoped, an enjoy- country mainly on the issue of the
and I. believe the. best thing they (sic: underlined!), but involvess the where perhaps one cannot reasonably able summer holiday. (Some continuance of Britain's unclear
should do is to dissolve the House rign of workers to safeguard their expect understanding and apprecia- political pundits attributed the deterrent)
and let the people decide their fate own jobs in hard times against on of the problems involved." Conservative landsde of Plans have already been announced
and destiny an o r g a n i z ed underhanded Yours in service,onservative an e of for a great scheme to modernize
Before bringing this article to an attemptto make capital out of JACK MONRO, Cornwall, England 1959 to the exceptionally Britain's hospital system. Sir Keith
end, I believe (like Jefferson) .... ant-colour-bar inverted idealism. ont. on p. 6 warm and fine summer which Joseph has just piloted through the
"that morality, compassion and gen- I deplore the Bus Companys att- continued without a break up Commons the Bill which will
erosity are innate elements of the tude, and so do all the Unions, but _________ pli da subcon-rorm the system of Londons Local
human constitution; that there exists the West Indians here have become to polling day subcon- reform the system of ndon' Sir Edward
a right independent of force; that a pressure groups claiming rights sciously, the electorate was Boyle is eagerly awaiting thereportof
right to property is founded in our they haven't earned yet, honestly SALE thanking Mr. Macmillan for Lord Robbins' Committee on the
natural wants... . that justice is considering their lack of cooperation the weather's favorss. They whole structure of Brita n's Univer-
the fundamental law of society ; that with, and their attitudes towardsi A one storey d w e I i g have also enjoyed the fruits sty and Higher Education. These
the majority oppressing an individual those whose old ho m e s and house cOnsisting of Four bed- offered them by the A p r i 1 ministers then, have arrows in their
is guiltyofa crime, abuses its strength enirnment are in Brisol. Myself ooms. Living and Dining Room, Budget. And so dissatis- quivers.
by acting on the law of the strongest a 'foreign-born person who has for Pnf Kitche R 8 h a n r g s s
and breaks up the foundation of long years been active here in racial Pantry Kitryn, B a t h a n d faction with the sitting gov- Television W i n s Elections
society, that action by the citizen in integration, I resent (what the Til situate on Lt No ernment, it is argued is min-
person in affairs within their reach newspapers will not tell you about!) 484 Off Federation 0 r i v e, imal. Again, the Conservatives, and
and competence, and in all other the attempts of those who try to Goodwill, the Premier in particular, were doing
ways by representatives, chosen im- force issues which can only be Fo particularS applyto:- Winter Means Defeat very badly in the public opinion
immediately, and removeable by them- resolved by persuasion and education. Fuars a y polls. But now they are picking
selves, constitutes the essence of a It is the right of any employer to VNYA DUPIGNY up, and, so far, the results of the
Republic; that all governments are fire and hire whom he likes and it Chambers, Roseau. Mr. Attlee broke these local elections considered a
more or less republican in proper. is still (thank God!) the right of any May rI-25 rules, learned in the bi t te r Cont. on page 5



"You must be less hostile to foreign investors," said Sir John Vaug-
han Morgan in the British House of Commons last week. He was calling
to underdeveloped countries to create an atmosphere less hostile to investors.
There seems to be a broad area of misunderstanding all round. We
do not intentionally mean to be "hostile" to anyone much less the fore gn
invetnr Oh. occasionally there will be a few people who are openly

South Africa's
General Law
Amendment Bill

Editorial Comment from


hostile like toe wife of the former BWIA agent here who said, when Bruce The effects of the General Law TI
Robinson complained about having to have a Customs warrant before he Amendment Bil on South African re
could pick up baby chicks ac the airport: "Well if you don't like the justice are discussed by "The Guard- .V
way we do things here, why don't you go to an Amercan Island!" ian". The paper says that the Bill tl
West Indians are basically friendly people; helpful and kind. But which, among orher things, em- MV
some of the ways we do things' often seem to a stranger that the West powers the police to detain suspects oc
Indian are deliberately being "host le." Now whose fault is this Surely without access to couit, legal advis- re
not the West Indian's fault- and not the strangers fault either. There ers, orreltives for recurring periods to tc
should be seminars conducted on both sides. Foreigners should make a three months was given its reading in ci
point to attend a few lectures (if the proper authorities would institute such the South African Parliament on 29th E
a service) designed to bring out the differences in the way things are done April. When the Bill bco mes a
in Dommica. And conversely, heads of government departments should law later this week the state will bl
also attend a few lectures sponsored by . there you see it can't be done! have total power over the individ-
Who is there in Dominica who knows how Dominica is different from ual. This is the death of the jud- cc
Europe or America? Someone must know these facts in order to advise icial system which has been until BI
their "class" where the conflict may arise, where the misunderstanding is now one of the redeeming feature m
likely to occur. where the seemingly hostile attitude is apt to crop up. o f South Africa's public life".
To give you a few examples of how misundestandings arise, lets say "The Guardian" believes that there
you visit a small town in Saudi Arabia, You are invited to the home of i; a political meaning to the pass-
a townsman and as you enter his house, you are told to remove your shoes ing of the Bill. It suggests that the
(you are not accustomed to doing this, but you do), then, you are offered a Nationalists could have introduced
sedt on the floor (you are not accustomed to sitting on the floor either, but the measure 15 years ago if it had
you sit down) and they hand you a bowl of food consisting of the eyes of bee, thought necessary for the swif-
sheep cooked up in a savory sauce. Now you are surely not accustomed ter achievement of the Party's aims.
to eating boiled sheep eyes but in Saudi Arabia, it's the best d sh a man "Its introduction now can only
has and he wants his guest to have the best! There, you see, the man is mean that the policy has failed and
not be ng hostile. . on the contrary, he is doing his utmost to make you that the party is frightened". The
feel at home! A misunderstanding all round! Exaggerated, perhaps, but leader ends: "The civilisation which
true. Dr. Verwoerd and his ministers
Now in Dominica we don't offer the foreign investor a bowl of claim to defending has ceased to
sheep's eyes but we do hand him some rather confusing situations which exist because personal liberty is
,seem hostile simply: because we don't think they are doesn't make them the vital part of it. All that is
right. let now is feat and the animal in-
To be basic, where can a touristigo to the toilet after the Tourist stinctt that go with it."
Office on the Jetty closes it's doors at four o'clock? Now he could I
sneak n around behind one of those brned-Nut_ Et;biuildas3 etwectr B Tarn he "Dai;" J o-
an--d'a iii su-TredsuFrybuilding on the Bay Front, or he chuld wander up Bill makes South Africa as much a
to the Public Restrooms near the New Bridge (if he knew about the place) police state as Hitler's Germany.
or, he might go to the Police Headquarters and use their faci.jitis. But "The rule of law in South Africa
you must adm t, ts a bit of a problem (and to the tourists its a downright has already been severely bludgeoned.
calamity!) and a little sign racked on the closed doors of the Tourist Office Now it ceases to exist". It describ-
might solve the whole ordeal. The sign could say: "Clean Restrooms es condemnation of the measure by
may be found at Cherry Lodge" and then the directions of how to reach the Council of the Johannesburgh
Cherry Lodge (with their permission of course). Bar as a courageous last stand.
A small thing, perhaps, but important to our may-one-day-be investor. "One of the few cheering thing in
Or take our silly law requiring even overnight visitors to visit our Income South Africa has been the way the
Tax Office to sign a paper that they didn't earn any money while in courts have refused to be browbeaten
Domimca. Don't we know that this is a hostile, unfriendly lawi Must in the administration of justice.
we keep it in spite of its foolshness No doubt that is one reason why
So a "foreign investor" applies for his Alien's Landholders License- Dr. Verwoerd i s destroying t h e
four, six eight months later, he still hasn't got the License. Is this being Law". The paper says the British
"hostile"? We apparently do not think anything is wrong in making a Goverment condones this action by
person wait 8 months or a year to find out whether he is "acceptable" to Dr. Verwoerd. But the "Daily
buy real estate in Dominca.. but the truth is that if you are applying Herald" suggest that Mr. Macmillan
for membership in the most exclusive club in Europe or America, you should consider whether Britain
know whether you are "in" or "out" within a fortnight Time means should continue to sell arms "to a
so little to West Indians that the rest of the world takes the wait as an government who have abandoned
affront, an insult. t h e principles by which civilised
Now we in Dominica live on an island. Practically nothing thit governments rule." BIS
we use in a business is made here so we must import every last item we
use. We in Dom nica also know the island gets its main revenue from
Customs duties that without these tariffs we'd all be living in trash huts
and lucky if we owned a donkey! But the "foreign investor" doesn't IlII I i
know these things! He's not a stupid man, you understand, because it he Jehovah's Witl es-
were stupid he'd not have any money to invest nor even to buy an air- As emblu
plane ticket here to see the place, But our "foreigner" (and by the way, S S a uIssembl
they hate to be called 'fortigne s"-newcomer is a far better word) is never
informed of the higgly-piggly, hodge podge Customs procedure that we Jehovah's Witnesses h o 1 d their
Dominicans take for granted. You see, we are too lazy to invent our own emi annual Circuit Assembly at
Customs laws so we decided to take Trinidad's Anyone can see what the Dces Government School
m,,s Tri iidad is in -but we are uc'y our legislatures didn copy B.G law! (La Roche) this weekend, Ma y
Anywvay, if you'\ e lived .vth a plain woman all your I f:, you don't know 24 26th. T h purpose is for
she's plain .. and you can't understand why everyone who meets her is ting
not charmed by her beauty. We have "lived" with out mixed up mess of Organization here n Dominica as
Customs procedure so long, we don't think there is any thing wrong with to how they can better conduct their
it (and especially if Trinidad has the same law, remember!) .But the gover- Minstry. The general public how-
ment department that our "foreigner pardon, "newcomer will usually ever is invited to attend and would
deal with (every day in the year if he's a big investor), is the most hostile. e wecor ed, especially for the pub-
time wasting, nonsensical organisation we have in Dominica. Not the lic address, "Who will win the
S' address, "Who will win the
people working in Customs, they are allfriendly Dominicans its the ruggle for World Supremacy,"
i8ro law, the run-around, form-filling, standing-in-line, pass back, "you on the Sunday afternoon. Assem-
didn't put in the number of the country it came from" silly regulations. bly Chairman will be
'*Oh, the goods are from Japan, sorry, you need to get another form forMr. W. A. Howlett District Min-
(Cont. on page 8) ister for the Group.

London Letter
(Cont. from page 4)
pointer towards the preferences of already opinion is being sounded as
ie people in a General Elect on - to whether a "Prime Ministerial Press
ave not shown a great fall in the Conference", on television (as hap-
?opilarity of the party. And so pens in the U. S., where the Press
ow the feeling is growing that an questions the President) might be a
utumn election is highly likely. good" tling. The Labour Party
'he last election was Britain's first have, rightly, been quick to scent
eal televis on election', and Mr. the danger of this course, and have
lacmillan used it to the full; before proposed instead debates on televi-
ie campaign started, the visit of sion between Mr. Wilson and the
Ir. Eisenhower to Europe was the Premier. But the significance is that
occasion for emphasising the speciall the matter has been raised. Under
relationship" between the two allies the conditions of today, a good
the electorate by means of a spe- television appearance is the most
al "before dinner" telecast from potent weapon in a politician's
)owning Street, And then came armoury. Mr. Macmil an, expe-
whole series of party political rienced warrior that he is, long ago
roadcasts (which all parties share). recognized this fact. His interest
Mr. Kennedy, by coincidence, is in a new development in this wea-
>ming to Europe this summer. pon in a sign of the nearness of
ut not to Britain. So last time's approaching electoral conflict,
anoeuvre cannot be repeated. But

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FATE OF A FEDERAL MINISTER here as of being adopted by
Canada or the U.S.A. or of recciv-
UDDLED together in Barbados today (Manley) nominee and Bustamente was ing handouts from them for imag-
amidst fair trappings of luxury are elected to power during the Federal term. ed srtegi imorta Como pre
certain local island Ministers, some of In short, Teacher Byfield applied for and conversion is repugnant and revolving
w h o m hope (or indeed expect) to be was granted by the Kingston School It is equivalent to expecting to live
included in the new Cabinet of the little Board, after holding a temporary teaching on blackmail.
Federation. We set down here for their post, the principalship of the new Trench The barque of W I. Federation
edification the case of Teacher Byfield. It Town Senior School. But Education fragile as It may be and apparently
doomed for the reef of Independence
tells in brief what can happen to a good Minister Allen, his political enemy, refused is setting sail bravely o n what
West Indian who gives up everything for to approve and such approval was appears to be a foolhardy venture.
an ideal the ideal of federal fraternity, deemed necessary. However stormy the passage, He
The manner in which this man has been watches over us and there is not one
treated has sparked off the gravest struggle sparrow whose feathers are not num-
of political expediency Iversus morality The Jamaican authorities offered Byfield bered and even Solomon in all his
of political expediency versus morality a higher post that of acting Education glory was not arrayed as even the
that turbulent Jamaica may ever know Offier. He said "No, thank you" Lilies of the field. So must the
and the case is going to High Court. He is a born teacher, and had made his West Indies and the West Indian
tHe is a born teacher, and had made his take courage and rely on themselves
name as such in Trench Town primary and on their toil a n d labour, to
It is well known how the last Federal school; "Teacher" set records in those enjoy "the greatest o f a 11 human
Ministers, betrayed by some of their own early days, training large numbers of benefits, that at least, without which
people and quickly jettisoned by Britain underprivileged children to capture the another benefit can be truly enjoyed,
peo eaqn quick y b k p e Independence.
for econoy'ssake came quietly b a c k highest number of passes and many ~he word Independence is un-
esar e came 'The word Independence is.
each o his or her home island, to meet scholarships. What does the Jamaica ited to the ideas of dignity and vir-
various fates. One who was treated with Go'vernment hold against him today? tue; the word dependence, to the
Irfl' -i~oyo cy ti' T ss rsa l -- -TL A ; -h; J.. ideas of the inferiority and corrup-
R. L. Bradshaw of St. Kitts, ex-Minister paigned for Manley, in a land where "o The cpi-bagging poli-
aebcef nov:amemer o 's local aic clans of the West Indles and of.
of Finance now a member o his local teachers are allowed to be politically active. Dominca must think in terms.of
Legislative Council. The e-P r 1 m e Independence as, synonymous with
Minister, Sir Grantley Adams, received a l self reliance, The future of Westh
pension wrapped up in a bouquet of The Kingston School Board defied the Indies lies not in greatness of
delay, and the Speaker of the Federal Minister, upheld their pro-Byfield decision; possession or ima gi ne d
House has only lately become a nomin- but Minister 'Allen was adamant: he economic abundance but in the
atedmember ofthe Barbados Housof ordered that the post be readvertised. ability to live within our means and
ated memberofthe Barbados House o K. S. B. stood firm, so the Minister needs.
Assembly; the ex Minister of Commun- K stood firm so the Mith the exception of a small
ications and Works was rewarded for reorganised the Board, throwing out the hybrid population and the infinitesi-
Unit Party fealty by being made High chairman and a Baptist clergyman, and mal dilution with the strains of
Commissioner from Trinidado Cana- putting inJLP nominees. Police were European blood, 90% of the West
da. There is no need to tell the people present when the school opened, unusually Indies is of Negro blood. It is the
of Dominica how the ex-Minister of late, and without Byfield. At a mass blood of this black race, virile and
of Dominica how the ex-Minmster ot strong, which no w dominates the
Labour and Social Affairs was treated by meeting of teachers, not a single JLP voice worldfields f port doand Music.the
the g r o u p whom she established in dared raise words on behalf of the Go- It is these powerful backs, 'hewers
vernmen:'s action. "Strike ifjustice is
power. not done to Byfield!" was the cry. Only
a diplomatic chairman averted a national POETS C
The case of Teacher Byfield is m o s t strike of educators. Now the Govern- O C
shocking. This strong brave Christian ment is trying to prove that Byfield lacks
federalist, who invariably put principles qualifications, and the issue has become Too long a sacri
before careerism, also his good wife, gave a legal one. Can make a sto
. *. _- ... .. a a egal- one.

up highly paid teaching positions to a-
vance the cause of the then hopeful first
Federation. Their joint salaries as teach-
ers in Jamaica exceeded the Senator's fed-
eral pay as a Minister without portfolio.
With their adopted daughters, they took
up roots and settled in Trinidad, where
Byfield with his uprightness and reliabi-
lity did outstanding work as leader of the
Senate and supporting Minister in Social

Then came the debacle. Thrown
back upon their native shores with a pal-
try sum, while civil servants drew thou-
sands of dollars out of the wreckage, the
Byfields returned to face a hostile new
regime in Jamaica. Byfield was a PNP

We have written before of the glaring
lack of empathy of most politicians: they
are simply unable to envisage themselves
in the positions of their adversaries.
Minister Allen, also an ex-teacher who
said he had been politically victimised,
dfd not learn from the past and apply
broad humanity to his treatment of By-
field. But we can learn, and the Little
7 Ministers now gathered in Barbados
may learn too. Yesterday's victors are
tomorrow's victims, and they may well
ponder the case of a great and good West
Indian, Alan Richard Byfield. They
might well go even further, and offer him
a prineipalship in one of these islands.

of wood and tillers o f the soil'
who gave birth to the greatest ever
"the Brown Bomber Joe Louis,
Jesse Owens, Louis Armstrong,
Marian Anderson, genius George
Washington Carver, Booker T.
Washington, Harlem Globe Trotters
aid thousands of Negro Doctors,
Scientists, Lawyers and others,
The s o called inferiority o f the
Negro race is fa-t becoming a myth.
It is high time that the old style
mid-sliig.ng politicians like Joshua
and others gave way to men of the
standards a nd accomplishment ot
Graham, Capildeo, Pinard and
the like.
The future of the West Indies lies
not in handouts or charity from the
U.K., Canada, U.S.A or playing
Peter against Paul with the U S.S.R.
nor in her material resources or
strategic position, but in the will of
her people, their faith in God and
themselves, the intelligence of her
people and the moral forces of a na-
tion yet to be.
Yours faithfully,

Scouters Back
From Training

Scouters James and Fontaine re-
turned to Dominica on May I3th
from Trinidad where they attended
:a Scout and Cub educative course
at Pax Vale. Mr. Fontaine took
the Scout Wood-Badge Course;
-Mr. ames, eitct --n-mis- nr-
Northern District, pursued the Cub
Wood Badge Course from April 29
to May 4.
This course was for all scouts quali.
fled to attend, and invitations were
tendered: twelve decided to take the
trip but to the surprise of this report-
er only two from the North went.
Scourers, are you satisfied with this
result when such training was for
the benefit four boys in Dominica?
Remember a scout is a scouc wher-
ever he may go. These two scouts
are ready to teach the others what
they learned on the wonderful Pax
Vale course.
Sec., Local Assoc., P-mouth


ne of the heart.

Notice To Banana Growers
Banana Prices
Growers are notified that consequent upon the Increasei
of the Green Boat Price by 7 to 67. 5.0 per ton effec-
tive 20th May, 1963 the price Payable for bananas from
that date (including the special summer increase of
4 per t1) will be:-
At Reception Stations: 5,40 per 1 .
At Southern Buying Stations: 4,80 per 1t,
At Northern Buying Stations: 4.680 per 1t,.
General Manager
Dominica Banana Growers Association
i8th May, 1963. May 25
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Miss Kramer And Mr. Dunn
(condensed and quoted from "Toronto Globe" Magazine
of 30,3,63)
Six and a half years ago Miss Katherine K r a m e r,
household domestic, was walking on the sidewalk of one of
the main streets of Toronto, Canada, her arms laden with
shopping. Seconds later, a car, driven by Philip C. Soules,
mounted the keib and hurled her down against a s t o r e
Afier eighteen months in hospital with severe injuries
which included fractures of the pelvis and left leg, h e a d
injuries and a hernia, she was taken to the fourth solicitor
who had approached her, through a Dr. Stephen P o z e 1,
who later admitted to having an unethical fee-splitting ar-
rangement with the lawyer. She had justifiable suspicions
of the first three lawyers.
Lawyer No. 4 was Norman C. Dunn. On her first
visit to him Du n sa d that she should get 820,000 in com-
pensation and costs. On a second visit to Dunn's office,
she was told the case would go to trial in January, 1959.
But in that month Dunn was in the British West Indies
w h e r e he had business interests. Virtually penniless and
without friends, the agitated woman went to Osgoode Hall
and discovered that her case was not even scheduled. It
was not until May, 1959, that her suit for damages against
Philip Soules came to trial.
After hearing evidence for one day, the late Mr. Justice
George T. Walsh recommended a settlement, and the fol-
lowing day the defendant agreed to a payment of $12,ooo
and $1,2oo c o s t s. His automobile liability insurance
amounted to only $5,000. Had the case gone to judgment,
it is fairly certain Miss Kramer would h a v e received far
heavier damages, but collecting them would have been an-
other matter.
Early in June, the money was paid over to D u n n.
At his request Miss Kramer visited his office, and the law-
Yrr Vprenred her withhis__ bllnf_ cau__faor __g. .-Mis
Kramer refused to sign the document sanctioning the pay-,
ment. Several weeks later, the lawyer again presented his
bill, together with bills for debts incurred by Miss Kramer,
a total of $7,813. This would have left her with less than
$5,500 for her years of pain and suffering. Again she re-
fused to sign. Dunn retained the cheque and the situation
was deadlocked.
The fif.h lawyer to enter the case was Cecil J. Cannon,
to whom the distraught woman was referred by one of her
former employers. Realizing that the only way to br e a k
the deadlock and get Miss Kramer her money was to have
Dunn's bill of costs taxed, Cannon moved to h a v e this
done. At this time Dunn was again in the British West
Indies. Notice of the impending proceedings was sent to
him by registered mail.

On the appointed day, the taxation proceedings open- ~rench
ed before R. H. Sankey, a master of the Supreme Court. TraB is|ation
Dunn was not present, nor was he represented by council. n lat
On March 6, 1962, Sankey allowed Dunn certCin costs, The second prizewinning
denied others, and ordered him to turn over the balance of enry for the: French Poem
the settlement money to his client. Translation will be published
The case of the abused pedestrian should have ended next week.
w i t h repayment by Dunn, as ordered, but there was no
repayment. Cannon exhausted all remedies but one, and Classified A dvt.
he finally resorted to that in May of last year. He wrote to
the Law Society of Upper Canada, informing it that his FOR SALE
client had been unable to recover monies due her from an Backs and Necks -- Wholesale 37v
Retail 42o
out-of-court settlement and named Dunn as the solicitor Wings -- Wholesale 684
who had received the money. Retail 74;'
This was not the first complaint the society had re- In lots of 1,000 fis (combined)
ceived about Dunn; it had already begun an investigation Special Price Backs and Necks--35e
when the Cannon letter was received. In June, 1962, a BWings -- 64
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a b o u t the same time Dunn was successful in having the M --
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had not received the mailed notice. 20 per Department
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The Law Society's discipline committee called Dunn J. Astaphan & Co. Ltd.
and Miss Kramer to a hearing. The committee's judgement, May 4-25
based on what it had been told and on its own investiga-
tion, was withheld pending re-taxing of Dunn's bill. In A one storey dwelling house
October, the matter once again came before Sankey. This consisting of Two Bedrooms.
time Dunn was present with counsel. Living and Dining. Boom, Pan-
On Nov. i, Sankey issued a 29-page judgment in which he castigated Dunn try, Kitchen, Bath and Toilet,
for his role, charging he forced the Si.00ooo r,reement on Miss Kramer situate on Lot No. S. 865A OfT
and drew on his imagination in preparing his bill of costs, He sa:d Dunn Federation Drive, Goodwill.
was untrustworthy and had agreed to an inadequate settlement. He was al- For particulars Apply to:-
so critical of other lawyers who represented Miss Kramer at various times -- Vanya Dupigny,
the only exception being Cannon. To the complaint voiced by Dunn and Chambrs, a
the others that Miss Kramer was a difficult client, Sankey retorted: "Con- chambers seau.
sidering that the accident happened over six years ago and that she was how- May IIS -- 25
pitalized for about a year, and has not yet received a dollar of compensa. ALMOST NEW TYRES
tion, and in veiw of the treatment she received from the legal profession and -.6xl0.50 Apply:
those on its questionable borders, any conduct of hers, however difficult or Ip
irritating, was, in may respectful view, justifiable and excusable. Miss KARL REICHSLEGER
_Kraer. to joit bluntly. has hada r-., deal." Bath _Road (Ono. .lames Bros)
At another point in his judgment, Sankey said: "'The lawyers chiefly
concerned with this case were unduly anxious to obtain an early settlement 'FAGITr Eleotrical Fully
and, thereby, obtain their fees." ,Au ma 'i 1alou cat :aullh
The court officer accepted Miss Kramer's testimony on what transpired AuTOmatic Calculating Maeh-
at a meeting she had with Dunn in his office. "Miss Kramer said that ine (220V.A.G) $500 or near-
Dunn told her he had received an offer of $12,ooo and costs and that if est 0ffer Apply:-
she did not accept the o'fer she would not get more than $5,ooo," Sankey KARL REICHSLEGER
said. "This figure of $5,ooo was the extent of Mr. Soules' automobile in- Bath Road (Opp, James Bros)
surance, and also the amount that she could recover from the Unsatisfid a s ros
Judgments Fund in event that Mr. Soules should establish that an unknown MACHINE MADE ELECTRICALLY
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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1963


In Defence Of
"Masters Of Bravery"
I am strongly in sympathy
with all who favour the
kindest of treatment to ani-
mals but I am not in favour
of those who drip with sen-
timentality about them
through sheer unjustifiable
ignorance. That is not
admirable but m e r e ly an
att mpt to standardize the
opinions of others who do
not confirm with their own.
They believe in spirits, and
fables about animals they do
not even try to understand.
The creations of God are
many and variotts in t h e i r
lives and uses.
It is wrong to cause un-
necessary pain, but many
people are very careful never
to see what takes place in
slaughterhouses, who are well
content to see kidneys on a
silver skewer, bacon beside
the breakfast egg, and firmly
determined not to know how
poultry are killed and pluck-
ed before they reach the
k i t c h e n, Most civilized
people have Outgrown the
natural delight in torture by
jthe time they are _wetv.vse. as
old, and would look with
horror at cats confined in
cages with a hot metal floor
which was considered good
clean fun in the r e i g n of
Elizabeth I. We do not
permit bull-baiting or-fight-
ing, or dogfights, or cock-
fights. These are now re-
garded as brutalizing exhi-
bit i o n s, so much so that
strong men who are expected
to display bravery, endur-
ance, and even ferocity in
battle might be so unhinged
by the spectacle of chicken-
birds at war they might be
unable to drop bombs upon
cities which would maim and
mangle ladies and children,
besides churches, hospitals
and private homes. It might
be remembered that 'cocking'
was not only permitted in the
British Navy, but encouraged
because it gave sailors an ex-
ample of the kind of bravery
the Service expected from
every man in time of n e e d.
The word 'cockpit' is s til1
retained on the sea. Inci-
dentally, cock-fighting was
not abolished because it was
cruel at all, but due toa
political squabble between the
Tory and Whig parties s.
Political spite has graduated
into a moral belief- which
is mildly ridiculous.
We have managed to

survive from a rougher age to
a meeker, non-violent hope,
but while the beating and
birching in British schools
was sometimes excessive, En-
glish boys and men learned
to bear pain without undig-
n i fi e d shrieks and screams
which belonged more pro-
perly to the farmyard on
pig-killing morning s.
, Among boys the screamers
were never those of good
e People who most vigor-
ously oppose cock-fighting
are usually those who h a v c
never seen it, and forget that
many of our most illustrious
forbears have b e e n closely
identified with the sport: and
they were not noticeably
more brutalized than anybody
else. It was found necessary
to regulate boxing: it was a
Marquis of Queensbury who
made the present rules. It is
a rough sport, but it attracts
devotees who must be in per-
fect physical condition, and
Display many of the major
masculine virtues. Some
blood sports were abolished
with good reason; asa
I nation Britain had outgrown
'I am in fav o u r of the
cRi/'-tfgfit, whi: fi ougfic to
be revived and revised, but
my praise is limited to the
combatants. The game bird
always fights fair, and still
has much to give us: it was
the audience which needed
correction. Criminals took
to frequenting the m a i n s
where it was easy to see who
had made the most money,
in order to waylay them on
the way home, selecting the
drunkest of the 'sportsmen.'
But even betting need not be
criminal: it has been regu-
1 a t e d in many countries.
There was never any reason
to abolish the foul human
beings who dragged it i n t o
disrepute. It w a s betting
which prompted the artificial
spurs, razor-sharp, w h i c h
hastened the death of at least
one of the fighters-perhaps
Of course game-cocks do
sometimes kill one another,
but no creature's life should
be consciously used only to
speed up the betting, which
is at best a low form of diver-
sion, and nothing whatever :o
do with 'sport'. Every sport
has its risks and dangers.
Sometimes a boxer is killed
in the ring, sometimes a foot-
baller, or cricketer a baby
may succeed in falling on its
head out of a high chair, but

that is no reason to
cricket or babies. Th
may be compared to de
lightning. S. H.

TUG Helps B.1

London The British Tra
ion Congress has sent one tl
pounds to the frade Unioi
gress in British Guoana to
distress among families of
workers said a TUC spokesm
Action By Poo
GENEVA, May 17 CP: A
for improving trade and p
of poorer countries won
blessing from Canada and
other developed, halfdevelope
underdeveloped nations. Ca
Trade Minister Mitchell Shap
the formula drawn up by
developed countries themselves
imag native Shapp congra
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and imaginative action pro



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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1963


University Of The West Indies
Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in
Civil Engineering. Applications should have an interest
in one or more of the following subjects: Theory of
Structures, Mechanics of Fluids, Surveying, Geology and
Soil Mechanics.
Salary scales: 1,300 x 50 1,650 x 75 2,100.
Child allowance (limited to three children) 150 for first
child, 100 for second child, 50 for third child. F. S. S. U.
Unfurnished accommodation at rental of 10%]O of pension-
able salary. Up to five full passages on appointment, on
normal termination and on study leave (once every three
Applications (six copies) giving full particulars of quali-
fications and experience, date of birth, and the names of
three referees should be sent by June 25, 1963, by persons
living in the Western Hemisphere to the Registrar, Univer-
sity of the West Indies, Kingston 7, Jamaica, and all other
persons to the Secretary, Later-University Council for
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The International Confederation
of Free Trade Unions, in a message
to the Organization of American
States, today called for an end to
the Duvalier dictatorship :n Hliti.
Omer Becu, ICFTU General Sec-
ret.ry, has sent the following cable
to Jose Mora, General Secietary of
the Organization of American States
in Washington: "On behalf of the
international free trade union move-
mint, warmly s u p p o r t the
Dominican and OAS action to
protect refugees from Duvalcer terror
but hope measures can also be taken
to prevent fake elections and to help
restore democracy in Haiti. Are


firmly convinced that welfare of
Haiti people and stability of His-
paniola Jemands end of Duvalier
dictatorship "
"Only by the overthrow of the
dictator Francois Duvalier can
dmnoc acy be re-established and
human and trade union rights re-
stored." Becu declared ono Io May.
'Tl-e ICFTU has taken up the
fight against dictatorship in Haiti as
scon as Duvalier usurped power.
Already in July 1958, the Confed-
eration submitted a formal com-
plaint to the International Labour
Organization against Haito to ar-
raign that regime before world opin-

ion for suppressing trade union rights
and fir persecuting trade union lead-
ers. Since then the Confederation
has frequently prot-cied against the
arbitrary acts of the dictatorship and
has urged the United Nations and
all democratic governments of the
Amercas to restrain from giving any
political or financial support to the
Haiti regime. The Gen Secretary of
the ICFTU said in conclusion:'Duva-
lier's plan to stage a fake election on
15 May 1963, when the presidential
mandate which Duvalier arrogated
to himselfby entirely unconstitutional
means expires, should not be allow-
ed to go unchallenged."

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Mother's Day At

The Teachers and Pupils
of the Soufriere government
school staged a very pretty
and impressive little function
to celebrate Mother's Day
Sunday 12 h;viay, :963.
There was a great turn-
out of pareas and appro-
priatead dresses by the
Parish Pr:cst Mr. L A. Sim-
on-Asst Social Develop-
ment officer, South, and the
Hon. Arthur I'emberton lent
colour to the occasion.
The highlights of the pro-
ceedings were the crowning
of Mother of the District
the presentation of a sketch
ent tied "Mothers of the
B.be" by the school's
drama group and the presen-
ta ti on of Mother's Day
cards to each mother, each
being artistically prepared by
the school's art. section. The
school choir gave a good
account ot itself.
A vte of thanks by Miss
Ros:, a devoted guardian,
ci wned the e vnings
fu.ct.ona. (Contr)

qual ty multi-channel telecommuni-
cations system linking Batbados and
the Windward and Leeward Ilands
were described by the Cable &
Wireless representatives and it was
explained how the new system could
at a later date be integrated with a
main trunk system which would
link the Eastern Car'bbean with the
U. S. A. and beyond.
Those present considered th.t the
proposals offered a good opportunity
for the improvement of communi-
cations between the islands.
The proposals will be referred to
the Governments of the Un't terri-
tories together with details uf assura-
nces which Cal les & Wireless
(W. I.) Ltd. are seeking in respect
of these proposed activities.
The Conference also considered
proposals put forward by the Com-
pany for the rational station
ofinter-island telegraph and teleph-
one rates. These will also be referred
to Unit Government for approval,

Work and Earn
Week At

On April 27th. the Portsmouth
Guide Companies were seen in al-
i---if i 111
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most every home of the Community
seeking jobs. Of course, the people
of Fo ismouth responded g:andly.
This job lasted till the fourth of
May. It \was quite amazing to sec the
enthusiasm shown by the girls, they
took sreat delight in doing the
work ass gned to them.
Each guide was given a card on
which the amount collected would
be shown to their Captains and later
tor reference to the District Commis-
s onec Mrs, Ph. Garraway. The ;o al
amount collected was submitted to
the Island Commissioner for the pur-
pose of the Local Guide and Scout
Ieadquaiiers in Roseau. A small
gift was given to the one who collec-
ted the greatest amount (9,.33)
and this went to Miss Eulalie Sylvest.
The amount collected from 2nd.
P-mth. Company was $79.00 and
from the Ist. Pmth. w as 850.56
making a tctal of $134 56.
A word of thanks goes to the pa-
rents of the Guides who have co-op-
erated with them in allowing them to
go out to do this wonderful job, ma-
king the Work and Earn Week a
leal success.
(Contr. by J.BETHEL, Guide Capt.)

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V!JI: Post Sruior Field O ofaer
St. iia Ba l'dana Gra~ers' Association Ltd
Application are invited from suitably qualified
candidates for appointment: to the Vacant post of
.,enior Field Ollicer, St. I-uia lianana Growers' As-
sosiatiorn Ltd.
Responsibility for disease and pest con-
(1) trol;
(2) Mainiaining a field Inspection Service for
processing and recommending apolica-
tions from registered growers fo loans
under the fertilizer credit scheme;
(3) Organisation of field day for purpose of
(4) Assistance in field work generally and
performances of all si.c'i 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 which is
available for inspection at the registered office of the
On contract for three years, six months of
which is probationary.

The post carries a salary
per annum. The point
salary scale is dependent
tions and experience.

of 83,840-$4.800
of entry in the
upon qualificat-

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By Herald Literary Club Reporter
At a meeting of the D.G.S. Lit.
erary and Debating Soc ety o n
Wednesday May, i5th. Julien N.
N. Johnson-President (Re-elected);
C. Harris-Vice-President; E. D. S.
Walker-Secretary; E. Lambert-Ass.
Secretary, C. Riviere-Treasurer
were elected to form the Executive
Committee of the School's 14-Year
-Old Society After his Pep Talk
President J.J.N. Johnson read out
the Term's Programme which
includes a House Debate on "Resol-
ved that Cap tal Punishment should
be abolished"; two series of Prepared
Speeches; and talks by Guest Speak-
w. I. SOCIETY" by the Rev, Father
Kelvin Feiix Old Boy of the So-
SOCIETY" and a Panel Discussion
on "Education in W.I. Society"
The Term's Theme is "A look at
W. I. Society"
On July 19th The Society cele-
brates its I4th Anniversary.

New Cable Sys-
tem Discussed

Returning on Wednesday evening
i5th May from Barbados was the
Honourable L.C. Didier, Minister
for Communication of Works,
accompanied by Mr. W.O. Severin,
Principal Secretary, who represented
Dominica at a Telecommunications
c o nfe r'e nee from 13th i4th
At the meeting, details ofa high

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Two weeks casual leave per annum and
three months vacation leave after comple-
_tion-of tlreet -'pax^ ,'x, -. .---- - --
4.00 p.m. Friday, 31st May 1963. :1
Applications with relevant certificates and
two recent 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 Growers' Association Ltd., P. O.
Box 197 Castries, St. Lucia, B.W.I.
St. Lucia Banana Growers' Association Ltd.
Per S.D. GAGE, Manger
May 4 -- 25


Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 18th day of May 1963.
Nature of request whether
Date of Request Person Presenting for Certificate of Title or
N__oting thereon or Caveat.
Request dated Matilda Julien Request for the issue of a First
Certificate of Title in respect
12th May, 1962 of a portion of land situate
by her Solicitor 'at Could, in the Parish of
Presented St. Joseph, in the Colony of
13th May, 1963 Vanya Dupigny Dominica, containing 2 201
at 3 15 p m. acres and bouned as fol-
lows:-On the North by a
Rae ine seperat;nP it from land of Meltz St. Val e, On the South-West by a
Ravine separating it from land of Frasilia Jacob, On the East by land of
Irinie Shillingford, On the South by land of Mrs. Reggie Scotland, and On
the We: b\ i e L ayou River.
Registrar's Office (Sgd.) JOSEPH. A. MARCANO
Roseau, 13th May, 1963 Registrar of Titles
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certi-
ficate of Title on the above application may enter a Caveat in the above
office within six weeks from the date of the first appearance of the
above Schedule in the Oqficial Gazette and the DOMINICA HERALD news-
paper published in this Island.
May 25, June 1

Labour Relations Board

D. T. U. nominees to the Labour Relations Board are Mr. Deveril
P. Lawrence, Mr. J Austel James, and Mr. Radcliffe P. Joseph, Gen. Sec.


SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1963


C il ren's (Factal Test) orner with a delightful 30.
Children's(Factual Test) Corner Combermere started badly losing
2 wickets for 5 runs but J. Joseph,
Dear Girls & Boys, Will ams and Johnson lived danger-
On Sunday, we shall celebrate Commonwealth ously, while White provided rh-
Youth Sunday. Thousands and thousands of children in every part of the backbone of the innings. Of their
Commonwealth will join with you in the celebration, sides 227, White scored 58, J. Jos-
When I attended school, we celebrated Empire Day on May 24th. It eph 33, Williams 34 and Johnson 54.
also, was a day. when children in every part of the British Empire (which For Casals M. Joseph got 4 for 34
in those days extended all over the world) joined in expressing loyalty to and E. Lancelot 3 lor 49. Batting
king and country, second tim:, Casua s again ran into
These countries were looked upon as children of the Mother Country Mellow. Only Lloyd (z2 not out)
- Great Britain, withstoodthe onslaught, and they
Just as children grow up and become independent so too have most of were all out for 5 t, Mellow again
those countries progressed and been given their independence countries got 6 for z to give him mlch fig.
like Trinidad and Jamaica and parts of Africa. Some others like ures of 13 for 56,
parts of the West Indies are on their way to independence.
Now, when children become adults, and have their own homes, they Blackburn Beat
do not sever relations with their parents. They visit them and keep in St. Joseph
touch and join sometimes in family celebrations.
So too have most of those countries kept together with the Mo:her Hag hadmy ands fll cne
Country for the common good of all. ding wih Mellow a Co. at the
It was during the reign of King George VI, father of our present Gardens, I was unable to follow the
Queen Elizabeth, that this celebration was started in 1937. conMest between Blackburn and St.
On Sunday, you will be joining the Youths of Canada, Australia, oe t t h W dor Par k.
New Zealand, Gibraltar, parts of Africa, Bermuda, Islands in the Pacific Joseph at t h e Windsr rs or k.
Hong Kong and other islands in the West Indies in the celebration. of the seasons w her n thy bat
Services will be held in various churches when youths dressed in the uni- o the seasons h ei they bea
forms of the various organizations which they represent assemble to dedicate St. Joseph by 8 wickets.
themselves to the service of their country. e 10 for declared Shilngford
You too will attend as Red Cross Links, Girls Guides, Boys' Brigade, 16o for 9 declared C. Shillingford
Young Christian Workers and Girls' League. 32, Sb Anthonrd 5 for 28: Dyer
Do offer a prayer on that day to ask that you might see in what way 32, E Shil69an ord for 28: Dyer 1
you can help, no matter now small, to make your country a better place to E. Shillingd for 4 Blackburn
live in. E. Shillingford h fo lacburnt
hlive i T E. Toseoh 39 K. Laurent 6

Cherio. Love from Auntie Icran:


(I) Name six countries which belong to the Commonwealth.
(2) Name one country in the West Indies which is looking forward
to being given its Independence.
I(\ Which ncontrv in Africa recently gained its Independence!

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I.asi week's anserswere as follows:--
1. The name given to the national flag of the U. S. A
Stars and Stripes, or Star-spangled banner.
2, (a) England, Sweden and Denmark are in the Continent of
(b) India and China are in the Continent of Asia.
(c) Mexico and U.S.A, are in the Continent of North Amer
3. The Centenary that was celebrated last week was the Red C
We regret that not a single child got all the answers right.


In a match of sporting declara-
tions, the West Indies beat M.C.C.
by 93 runs at Lords on Tuesday.
Batting fitst on a good wicket, the
touring team scored 306 on Satur-
day. Conrad Hunte was top
scorer with a painstaking 91 com-
piled in just over 4 hours. Butler
showed good form in scoring 70
while Kanhai delighted the crowd
with a humcane 34.
In between showers on Monday,
the M.C.C. were only able to score
120 for 5. The weather was not
ideal for cricket. It was cold and
wet, and the West Indies under-
standably were far below their best
on the field.
Colin Cowdrey, the M.C.C.
Captain decided to make a game
of it and declared the follow on,
but Conrad Hunte, deputising for
Worrell who had an injured knee,
decided to bat. The tourists then
proceed to occupy the crease for 90
minutes in which time they scored
79 for I and declared. This set
M.C.C. the not impossible task of
getting 226 runs in 250 minutes.
They began well and at one stage
were well ahead of the clock. Ed-
rich (39) and Atkinson (62) put on
a fine opening stand of 67, but as

soon as they were separated
fell steadily. Lance Gil
mainly responsible for the
of the home team. Bowlir
an injured finger of his left i
captured 4 for 20. Sobers g
36 while Hall, Griffith and S
got I wicket each. Hall and
were not very impressive
match. For M C.C, A
and Edrich performed w
should have impressed the
selectors who were lookir
pair of opening batsmen

Combermere Over
whelm Casuals

Mellow In Great Form
Last weekend, Con
beat Casuals by an inni
70 runs a t t h e Botanic
Batting first, Casuals were
for 104, J, Mellow who
selected for the island due
injury, showed that he has r
completely. The Casuals
had no answer to his sustain
utility. He bowled unchan
three hours and captured 7
For Casuals, Edward Ettienn

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for 58, M. Charles 3 for 21 and 26
for 2, R. Osborne 36 not out.
R.N. Shillingford 34 not ont.

Milk The Best

is the By M.D.

Europe. Milk in the daily diet of children
is of great importance. As early as
rica. 1926 Dr. Corey Mann showed that
ross. children who received cow's milk
every day gain must in height and
weight. Several groups of children
were all given the same diet, but
all except the first group had their
diet supplemented in one case with
cow's milk, another with extra
margarine, the next group w i t h
wickets kimmed milk (like american Free
wics Milk) and the last with extra bis-
lownfall cuts equal in calory value to the
down milk. After a period al the groups
ng with with supplements to their diet
han e showed an increase o f 20% over
ot 2 for the control group. Those on extra
lomonh magazine did well a nd those on
Grifth skimmed milk did well from the
tkinson point of growth.
tkinson Children who r e c e i v e milk
ell and daily h a v e a better appearance,
England glossy hair an d high spirits.
g for a Powdered whole m.lk with vit-
amins added can be used where
cow's milk is not obtainable.
School children take it very well
when it is mixed with their tea,
coffee or cocoa and also with break-
fast cereals such as cornmeal porridge
1 or oats. They should have not less
than a pint a day if possible.
ngs and _
shot out
recovered Mr. and Mrs, Hyson and family
batsmen wish to thank all those kind
ned hos- friends and sympathizers whole
iged for in so many ways expressed sym-
7 for 35, pathy on their recent loss, f
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Holy Name Bring
The St. Alphonsus Huly Name
Society are holding a Bring and Buy
Sale at the church grounds in
Pottersville on June 2. There will
also be other activities aimed to raise
the sum of rzoo, required to send
two delegates to the Holy Name
Quadrennial Convention (N. Ame-
rica) to be held in Buffalo, N. Y.
next August.

Alabama Gover-
nor Defiant
Governor of Alabama George
Wallace said Wednesday that he
will personally bar the way to any
Negro student trying to enroll at
the State University in Birmingham.
This follows a Federal Court Order
to desegregate the university.

Crucifixes, Crosses, Angels, etc.
Enquire: Agency Dept. -
May 25. June 1-15

Business As Usual Good
Food and Drinks Served At
Phone Mero 2

Dominica Banana Growers Association

Banana Shipment of 17th May, 1963:



Coast 5,356
Exports Jan. i-May. 10 940,904
Total Exports to date 993 963



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DRASTIC REDUCTIONS on most Items and a
Special Discount on ALL CASH purchases
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