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(For tihe. Genera 'elfa, of the People of' Donminica, the iirther advancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole)
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1963
Barbados Specialist Here For or m s t t DS Regional Council's Somersault
Youth Groups) with commentaries
Mental Health Week by Dr. Murray Aynsley.
o ....oi..t Federation Postponed
THE MENTAL HEALTH WEEK organised by the Dominica Spare i ne
Mental Health Association has been a great success. Last night there was a 1 i v e ly
Starting on Saturday last with an official opening speech debate at the DGS between the
o v e r the radio by the Association's Patron, H. H. the Dawbiney and St. George's Liter-
Administrator, followed by a (taped) introductory talk from ar Clbs on i the subject "Spa
the Rod and Spoil the C hild'
the Mental Specialist in Antigua, Dr. Z. Weissinger, itw h i c h revealed some ofthe old
continued w i t h a very successful concert on the Sunday fashioned i d e a s still prevalent in
night at St. Gerard's Hall. Dominica. A full report will be
This variety concert was to see the horror ofa Haitian asylum published next week.
the only fund-raising acti- (before and after) in "No Man a he final seesion fa r Mental
vity of the Association and Stranger," followed by a repeat of with a panel discussion at the
nearly 200 tickets were sold 'Feeling of Hostility". Commen- DGS Some of the questions
at 50o. The rogramme tary was by Dr. Murray-Aynsley, received should cause plenty of
50progr who also broadcast over WIBS a discussion and argument, and
had something in it for witty and stimulating talk during an interesting evening is forecast.
everyone, from the austerely the day on the part the ordinary The committee of the Associa-
classical performances on public has to play in forming a tion is to be congratulated upon
piano and mandolin by the mentally healthy society. putting on an effect ve and educa-
i s e Palestrina and Wedne:day wa.g ive n over tional week, and special mention
Ss s specially to the paiens at the Men- ..... e made of the wonder-
Pagaini Christian to joyous tal Hopital (still in the p r-js o n 'a work done by the
jazz by the Je wels and compound) who hadaMass, "m Althea Elwir,
j.aSzz i g S rr',, ^,M-_ Amx,.Li T-. ;on 6of WT aBS.-
vent High S c h 0o 1 Glee Minister for Labour and S o c i of the many
Club gave s "Rosebuds", Services broadcast a talktart ni we hope. hae
Sus L ov ebr' ( and the local station also put o0 outlook of Domrin-
the Music Lovers (Govt.) tape by Dr. L. E. Le w is se ,o the mentally ill and
B a n d gave of their best specially from Trinidad: this w stait to erase from our vocabul-
selections, Mr. John Pres- repeated the next day when there was ary such words as "Lunatic".
m o n t had his Performing
Arts Group en a c t a two Profumo Scandal -- Consequences
scene brief play on alcohol-
ism and Mrs. Marie Pierre The shocking resigna-
rendered with her inimitable tion of British Wtar
tone a song and an Minister John Pr, fumo,
tone a song and an which shook the country.
operatic aria nd delig has been given enormous
The most interesting and delight- publicity, and hac stag
ful performance which we feel de- gered the Conservatve
serves special mention was that of Party: it will be further
three C.H.S. girls in the trio by anlysed in a full debate
Mozart "Now my dearest son and in the House of Com-
daughter"- a difficult piece of mu- mons. Although it was P ",. *.
sic truly sung with spirit and charm, stated that inm stations .
In the intermission, Dr. Murray- by Britain's Lord d
Aynsley, Mental Specialist from he Chancellor cleared the .
Barbados Mental Hospital, and the disgraced ex-Minister
invited guest of the Assoctation for from any suspicion of
the week, introduced himself and the leaking secrets to Rus- :. .". "
subject of mental health in the brief- sians, the Labour Party
est of addresses. has demanded further .:
Films And Radio
The week proceeded from success
to success Monday's film show
for secondary school pupils found the
St. Gerard's Hall packed to capacity.
The children saw "The Gentle
Warrior" (a documentary of the
work of Dorothy Lynde Dix, in the
last century, as an early publicist of
mental health) and "Feeling of
Hostility," a film of the emotional
tensions leading to maladjustment in
a stepchild. Both films were com-
mented on by Sister Mary Elaine.
On Tuesday the Hall was again
pressed into service since it was too
wet to use the Police Headquarters
for the film show for adults. A good
turnout of over ioo people resulted
assurances on security
including that of Minis-
ter of Health Powell, are
said to be likely, and a
Cabinet reshuffle is Viscount Hailsham, Lord President of the
inevitable. Council and Minister for Science
Prime Minister MacMillan opened a full scale Cabinet inquiry; he is
fighting for his political life as wdll as that of the shaken Conservative Party.
Vacationing Ministers flew in and assembled in Admiralty House in a
political atmosphere as tense as any since the 1956 Suez crisis that toppled
Sir Anthony Eden.
Lord Hailsham, Senior Cabinet Minister, said over BBC television
that for the sake of private and public morale it was intolerable that Mr.
Profumo could have lied to his colleagues, friends and Parliament. Look-
ing grim, he added: "A great Party is not to be brought down because
of a squalid affair like this." He agreed that there was a security problem
in the case, since a Secretary of State for War could not share a woman
with a Soviet spy.
A government release referring to the recent Regional
Minister's Conference in Barbados has been received which
states that "At the final session of the Conference on 3 st
May, the Chief Ministers presented to Mr. Fisher a state-
ment suggesting a new procedure for establishing the Fed-
eration. This statement, a copy of which is attached, had
been agreed between the seven Ministers subject to reserva-
tions by three of them.
Since the suggestions in this statement involved radical
changes in the proposals previously considered and s i n c e
time would clearly be required to study them it was agreed
that the constitutional Conference in London would have
to be postponed urnil later in the year".
The statement referred to"i4,be published rext .week. For i.-sport
on Labour 'Party mie,ting see page 6.
RACE STRIFE IN U. S, PEOPLE IN. TiTHE 'A
Jackson Mississipi June 13:-- L.C. TiLL, telephone coikh it.
The widow of Civil\Rights crusader n' Dominica to investigate possible
Medgar Evers, killed by a sniper's improved telephone syaemn.* JAes
*'- L...II.. -L Lt. ,..t,. ee K_ rI N CI-r,,,!m.a.a a'
of 700 Negroes to continue the P.- e day visit to discuss UNTAt
struggle against racial discrimination, aid to Dominica (report next wek)*
Men wept unashamedly while the JANE Eversley, popular wif.oflate
widow spoke, and tht crowd rose Anglican Archdeacon, also arrived
silently when she fi n i s h e d. by Federal ship for Mother's Union
Rewards totalling $24,350 U. S meeting Wednesday, left same night*
were posted for information leading ANOTHER welcome visitor, Gordon
to the arrest and conviction of the Booth, U.K Trade Commissioner,
Evers slayer. Police said "we have paid Government a brief visit* IN-
some good leads." In Washington, JURED St. Lucian stevedore Emma-
President Kennedy said he was nuel Hyppolite discovered in third
"appalled by the barbarity of this hatch ofM.V. Sunadele, died later
act." In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in P. M. Hospital KENYA Minis-
two Negroes attended their first ter Tom Mboya and two colleagues
classes on Tune 12 at University of in London for talks with Col. Sec*
Alabama after Governor George
Wallace was forced by his own
State Militia to abandon his door-
way defiance of the Federal
Government. But elsewhere in the
Southern United States racial
voilence reached boiling point.
Flash -- P.W.D.
Members of the French Club are
invited to attend a monthly meeting
at WESLEY HIGH SCHOOL on Mon-
day, June 17, at 5.30 p.m. Record-
ings will be heard of the voices of
It has been announced that great French writers and compos
Messrs. Bernard Eugene, Clayton including Frangois Mauriac a n
Shillingford and J. N sbitt have Poulenc. Celebration of July
been reinstated in their jobs. will be discussed.
i IN THE CABINET TO ALL DGS OLD BOYS!
] By Phyllis Shand Allfrey I Please attend a meeting at
SB school nextjFriday (2ist) at 5. p
First excerpt on P. 4 Listen to WIBS for further d etai
I ., ... ,...t,.*. Keep that evening free!
DOMINICA ELECTRICITY SERVICES
There will be an interruption in the supply
of. electricity in all areas on Sunday 16th June
from 6.00 a.m. to 8,00 a.m. to enable essential
I repairs to the system,
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By Our Indian
A friend of mine is ver
much worried about hi
child's stammering. He toll
me in confidence that in hi
childhood he also used to
stammer. Later on he wa
cured and he feels that hi.
child also will get over it
Yet worry was writ larg
on his face.
I tried to argue with hin
that worrying in any case wa
not helpful. What was
required was to find out th
cause of stammering! A
we know, stammering is no
a disease in itself but
symptom of a much deeper
emotional disturbance. I
is always the result of some
The. disturbance in the
child's mind which cause
stammering may be due tc
fear, uncertainty, jealousy.
unkindness, fright, too much
pampering and fussing, lack
of understanding o r o i
opportunity' for exercising
_-def%"meal X 1B
stammering ay res... from
' one cild imitating the other.
most cases stammering
can be cured; in children bet-
ween the ages ,of two and
three years, it is frequently
only a passing condition
lasting a few weeks, and all
that is required is an easing
down of the excitements of
the child's daily life. Many
children tend to stammer
when excited. No notice
should be taken of this.
In older children it is
advisable to consult a quali-
fied speech specialist who
will investigate the cause of
the child's disturbed thoughts.
Speech actually depends
on control by the mind and
the proper use of the organs
which produce sound, name-
ly the lungs, which act as a
bellows, and the vocal chords,
tongue, palate a n d i p s,
which are the tone producers.
This control can be attained
through some exer c i s e s.
Two useful exercises that can
be practised for the purpose
of relaxing the mind and
body are suggested here:-
i. Lie on the back com-
fortably, legs and a r m s
straight, but not stiff. Give
two or three long, easy sighs
4nd let the whole body go
imp. (Here the : ehild's leg
or armmay be lifted and
allowed to fall back in place
-it should be heavy and
Child floppy). The child- should
be told to feel floppy and
limp, arms and legs heavy
Corres 2. Whillt in this limp state, mur-
mur gently one, two, three, four,
five, slowly and then a little quick-
Murder Of A
By Our Washington
I, David Andrew of Grandbay
hereby declare that I no longer ac-
cept any responsibility for the main-
tenance and debts of my wife, Eliza-
beth Andrew, she having left my
home and protection without just
cause since December 196I, and
having refused to return des-
pite my earnest request.
'May 4-June 2;
Robert Kennedy Attorney Gen-
eral of the U.S. and brother of the
President, is almost as unpopular
Down South as the little Postman
was. He is responsible for seeing
that laws of desegregation decreed by
the Supreme Court are carried out.
He recently went to Alabama to try
. and persuade Governor Wallace not
: to block equal rights for students in
e the University of Alabama; Kennedy
Entered the Governor's mansion
Heavily guarded by Federal Police
a he was treated like an ene my and
This month is show-down time
in Alabama, when three Negroes try
I to register at the University. If Fed-
eral troops have to intervene due to
upsurging of fear and violence, it
will be a form of civil war. Yet
national effort to open the way for
equal treatment of Negroes is mak-
ing some slight progress: a coloured
man sits in the State Senate of Geor-
gia today, and the Governors of
Georgia and S. Carolina invited Ne-
grees to their inaugual receptions for
the first time in r961. True, itis only
token recognition; as Robert Ken-
nedy says, "It's l.ke a foreign coun-
try. Thre is no communication."
Mr. Moore the postman died try-
ing to communicate, and ihe Presi -
dent of the United States condemned
Sthe murder as an outrageous crime.
Vice President Lydon B. John-
son called upon Americans to come
forward, "North and South, White
and Negro, to lead the way through
this moment of challenge and decis-
ion." Speaking at the historic
Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) Cemetery
where President Abraham Lincoln
resolved a century ago that this
nation "shall have a new birth of
freedom," Mr Johnson said: "In
this hour, it is not our respective
races which are at stake- it is our
nation at a Memorial Day cere-
mony honoring America's war
He continued: "The Negro says,
'now Others say, 'never.' The
voice of responsible Americans-
the voice of those who died here
and the great man who spoke here
--their voices say, 'together.' There
is no other way. Until justice is
blind to colour, until education is
unaware of race, until opportunity is
unconcerned with the colour of
men's skins, emancipation will be a
proclamation but not a fact,"
y er, Always with a sleepy, dreamy Postmen as great walked
s voice, and feeling easy and comfort- liam Moore was no excel
I able, no stiffness anywhere. Gradual- left his daily route and w;
ly pass on to a gentle "sleepy" con- White House to deliver
versation. protest against racial it
S These exercises should be done for the President; then he he
s a few minutes several times a day, with another letter of
Sand regularly when in bed at night. Governor Ross Barnett of
The child must be trained to remain pi. .Unfortunately he 1
Sloppy after the exercises are finished, through Alabama, and h:
Sand to enjoy the feeling of relaxation, crusade was never complex
In stammerers, both mind aid body was shot on a highway I
Share overactive and tense, so these two thirds of his journey
s freeing exercises must be done with listed. He died on thi
mind as well a* with body. with his bloodstained p 1
Now, is there anything that parents "Equal Rights for All" n
Scan do in this respect? It is neces- like a flimsy tombstone.
Ssary to examine the circumstances of Moore, a white man,
Sthe child's surroundings. Th e some of his youth in Missi
parents' attitude is of vital importance loved the South. He dii
to the child, for he is influenced by of the hate that still exis
what they do and what they are. of the South, a hatred
Their cooperation,, therefore, is very more ruthless towards a
essential. who champions his friend
Parents .should secure a calm, genes than towards those
Happy and sympathetic atmosphere at themselves. ,His ont-ma
home. Feeling of security is the was attracting too much a
stammeer's greatest need. They
should ded with a stammering child :
gently b'i:ti" firmly slapping and 5.
nagging must always be avoided. It ....., ., ..,
should be made sure that in no way
jealousy is aroused in the child. ''' i
It would be wise for the, parents
to consider whether their own "ner-
veu"Sl eirtabirty ry or er-l'-rsts -_
of temper a.falWeoo -eueimonis'- n-- "-
trated in front of their child. Very
often it is these demonstrations which r ; ,
serve to increase the child's difficul- .
Some parents have the tendency to 1 m
regard t h e child as ''different"
because he stammers, This should
be avoided, and on no account i
should the child's speech difficulty
be discussed in his presence. Should
the stammer on any occasion appear
to be worse, attention must riot be
drawn to the fact. It is harmful to B
tell the child "stop stammering." A
stammering person dislikes being g
It is necessary for the child to have f
plenty of rest and sleep. This is
particularly important during the
summer time when the child is
expending even more energy than
usual, and during periods of night- [
raiding when sleep must of necessity
The most important thing is that
the child should be encouraged to
participate in communal games.
Singing, and more particularly 2
community singing, is especially i
useful. Stories may play their part
too, but the other helpful thing is to
keep him engaged with some hobbies
and handicrafts which may induce
him to discuss these with his friends.
The enthusiasm is bound to play the
necessary trick, and he will often
forget his defect. r ..111
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SATURDAY, JUNE iS, 1963
by Graham Norton
The old Mother of Parlia-
ments is going to be subject-
ed to a course of beauty
treatment if a number of
her members get their way.
And though the reforms
which are being advocated
for both Houses are not ex-
actly fundamental, they, in a
very British way, coud lead
developments which could
be very far reaching.
Firstly, let us take the
Commons. It has been in-
creasingly asserted of late
that they are in eclipse,
powerless, a shame Power
has migrated, first to the
Cabinet, and now into hands
of one man, the Prime Mn- The Houses of Parlia
sister (this indeed is the aerial view of Westminster
theme of Mr. R. H. Cross- high, is seen on the left, V
man's spirited intr duction 320 feet high on the right.
to a new paperback edition when Pariament is sitting
of that venerable classic, when Parlimet is
Bagehot's "English Consti- Tower. The Clock Tow
tution"). Can the.tide be millions all over the world
turned? Behind the Clock To
Those who argue that Abbey, where Her Majesty
Parhamert has lost power 1953. In the distance (r
usually also.put forward the m i ns t e r Cathedral a
view :that it can regain its Power Station on the bank
old position, at least to some
V-Au. LL Iu ioS.t s, .,- :- .. .-
of all or some handicaps, their living, and to spend part
and then equip itself with of their time i,"i the ouside t
new powers. world". But professionals a
British M. P's suffer from have always been w th us-
being probably the least well the prominent leaders in the
paid legislators in the world. parties must be so-and why f
Ihcir present salary is 1,000 should these "full-t;mers" be E
per annum, with au addi- selected not by their abilities
tonal 750 a year, subject but by their incomes? q
to tax. But from this all According to a recent survey, r
to tax.pBut frhm tohs.all 77% of M.P's who replied to a v
their expenses have to be questionnaire (162 n all) were of the e
met, apart from free rail opinion that the present salary was t
travel at week-ends to and inadequate, and most of them thought a
fro from their constituency, that the salary needed was about `
Most M.P's have to keep 3,ooo a year. This would give e
two households going, one just enough elbow room. Infor-
in London, the other in their med opinion now believes that some a
constituency. The average step in this direction is should be n
m es is T l taken, but an announcement from t
M p, is a family man, with the Prime Minister before Easter
responsibilities to his wife dashed these hopes. It would be
and children. But besides better, he said, at such a late stage in v
supporting them, and his the present Parliament, to leave the t
additional house, he must responsibility until after the General
also pay all the costs which Election. I
fall on him as an M.P. This There are other ways of helping
usually means a secretary- Members of Parliament to fulfil their s
or a share of one extra duties, and thus increase their pow- f
travel, entertainment, and er of checkingthe executive, apart j
A from salary raises, "Give us the c
so on. And the the better tools, and we will finish the job."
an M.P. does his job, the Sir Winston Churchill said during
more he spends out of his the war, No government is going
own pocket. And, if he is to give Parliament the "tools" which
not blessed with a private will finish the days of its holding
income, he must turn his office! But the tools that an able
attention to another job- parliamentarian needs an office, a
business, journals n, the law secretary, some sort of assistance in
-in or ler to live adequately digging out facts and figures are noti
and pay for the extra expense going to do that. No offices are
of his Parlamentary dties. available at present to British M.P's
of his Parliamentary duties. all work has to be done sitting on
There are of course some benches in the corridors of the Pa-
who argue that "professional lace of Westminster. True, each
politicians" are a bai thing, M.P. has a locker but it is said to
and that it is a healthy thing be not large enough to hold the av-
for M.P's to have to earn crage brief-case!
A London Skyline
Cadet Suhmmer Training
Ladits and Gentlemen,
a few short months from now the
Domin ca Grammar School propos-
es to send a number of cadets to an
overseas training camp to be held at
St. Ann's Fort, the Garrison Barba-
t 'The time is now overdue when
SC the boys should have received the
Si benefit of this extra training. The
Last camp of this nature was held at
the Garrison in 1959 when 33 boys
of the Dominica Grammar School
under the command of Captain
C.A. Goodridge, attended a joint
Windward Island Training Camp.
This was to be a bi-annual affair,
X, "but on account of financial embar-
rassments the various territories have
not since been able to send their
t, Britain eat of Government, dominate this Of the 33 cadets who attended
nt, B a s seat e this Training Camp, 30 were suc-
London. Victoria Tower, which rises 330 feet cessful in the Basic Test, and the
h the Clock Tower of the House of Commons island had also swept away all the
The Union Jack is flown from Victoria Tower honours of being by far the most im-
and a light is displayed at night from the Clock pressive lot of cadets at camp. These.
houses "Big Ben'" whose chimes are known to boys have all since left school, some
Sof whom continue to do well in other
i e military units. Now we are left
r is seen Pailiament Square and. Westmnister with what is considered a mere sha-
se Queen was crowned at her Coronation :in dow of what used to be a n eicient
it) is the Tower ofthe Roman Catholic West- and greatly admired cadet corps..
cThe cadets are now in dire.ntuod
ground) the four chimneys of Battersea Thre cadeni iarf ts standard is
"hames up-river from Westminste. regained. Never was the j ecd
_e__ ar fw_ suc Co ittvoi .sucni raming more grely tealised
.ools of the Kenn ae as t is presently and it i onlyat a
,Iovided as theY Kennedy Urges ran ng cmpof ths nautilsu.d this
commonwealth h and can be achieved. The Garrison is
legislatures, uP well equipped with all the fasolities
a and accommodations for raining arid
ome commentators have gone President Kennedy, speaking there the cadets will be well placed
er. and have suggested that the from Honolulu, urged his country's to receive first hand instructions
sh Parliament ought to have Mayors last Sunday to join him in from top personnel of the Barbados
alist committees, which could converting the Negroes fight for Regiment.
ion the government of the day, equal rights to peacefull resolu- The camp is scheduled to last for
ste;s and civil servants, and tion "It is clear to me that the twelve effective days during which
:h would have a full-time time for token move and idle talk is time an intensive course will be fol-
rt staff of their own, to counter- over- that these rights are going to lowed and will take the cadets right
nce the information resources be won-- and that our responsibility up to the Basic Test. Instructions
able only to the government. (yours and mine) is to see that ttey will be given in Weapon Training,
re are a few such Committees in are won in a peaceful and construct- Drill Section Leading, Map-reading
ence, one to "oversee" the ive manner," he said. The President and Fielderaft; and on completion
onalized Industries, for example, flew to Hawaii for the one purpose of the course successful candidates
another to look at the govern- of talking frankly with Mayors on will be issued a certificate. They
t's Estimates, but the only one the racial issue at their annual con- will also have ample opportunity to
has any real power is the ference. Kennedy's Aides said he see something of the island by means
smittee of Public Accounts, will meet on this issue with Relig- of organised tours and Route Marches
ch examines how the money ious leaders in Washington and with local cadets and will match
d by Parliament is spent-but with Labour leaders also. rifles with local teams.
is rather like locking the stable Several powerful Mayors said The estimated cost of taking 35
Safer the horse has bolted. afterwards It's a real challenge, A cadets on camp (including sea pas-
aps a start could be made by lot of us will fight to see that our sages to and from Barbados) is
ng the other Select Comnittees conference a d o p t s the resolution $3,000.00. The unhappy financial
. real powers of being able to supporting this position." (CP) position w i t h which our Local
out, and then to sit back, and Government is now faced makes at
;e. the result. Your correspon- (Cont. on page 10)
dent thinks that it would be encou-
raging. Talking to M. P. 's one
gets the impression that many are
dissatisfied, particularly where their
pet subjects, to which they would
willingly devote more time, are
But it is often difficult to worm
information out of the administration
and the civil servant, leaving the
M. P. who wants to be well-in-
formed, so that his criticisms can be
realistic and helpful, only half in
the picture. This leads to the
frustration of some able members
and such a state of things is not
good for the House,
Workers in Government and
private jobs demanded last Friday in
a memorandum to Premier Jagan
that they get full pay for the strike
period as one condition for return
to work. They have been on strike
now seven weeks. Meanwhile,
Duncan Sandys, Britain's Colonial
Secretary, is studying a first-hand
report on the c r it i c al situation
in British Guiana brought to London
by Colonial Under-Secretary of State
Nigel Fisher. (CP)
In bright sunny weather
Queen Elizabeth celebrated her.
official thisty-seventh birthday.
last Saturday by taking the sa-
lute from the second Battalion
of Grenadier Guards. Breaking
what has become almost part of
tradition, not one ofthe Gurds
fainted while .stadiagoigidlyat
attention during the boaur-og
PA OLGR R _
First Instalment of
IN THE CABINET
(From Chapter III)
MENTAL HEALTH Care Of
The Child Stole Every Saturday Children's Teeth
bv Dr. K.N. Saxena
A news item appeared in
a paper once:-
Next morning I met the Minister of Agriculture in the lobby. He "The child stole every
was a true peasant farmer, blunt of feature, keen of mind, anti-expatriate; he Saturday." It further read;
insisted in regarding me as an expatriate, which is a derogatory term. I t children of one
said to him, "we were all expatriates except the Arawaks and Caribs, the "Three children of one
birds and animals, a couple of hundred years ago: and I got here before family, age eight to eleven,
you did." We enjoyed being tough with each other, have been sent to a state
I was waiting for Doctor Unpronounceable with the car. Farmer home after telling a court
was passing by the lift. "Hullo" he said. "I am going to see the Prime here they carried out 36 raids
Minister; he is in bed on shop and supermarket.
"Lucky man," I said. "I am going to work". A fourth child was put on
"Sick man" said Farmer. "The Doctor's with him. His feet ate giving
trouble." I was struck. My lips parted, but the lift discharged several probation for two years. They
people and swallowed up my colleague. I had only time to add: "Say stole bicycles, cosmetics and
good morning for me. I'll call later." candy. 'I steal every Satur-
Dr. Moose-eye, as I ever afterwards called my Permanent Secretary, con- day" said the II year-old girl:
ducted me into a modest Colonial house which was converted into a tem- "1 know it is naughty but it
porary Ministry. It was blessed with trees in the garden. The skies were is fun."
inordinately blue, the sun was orange ripe, everyone smiled, my desk was
huge, great crude pink files were already stacked on it. The contents of the news item
I had advisers but nobody as yet to advise except a new embryo an- are undoubtedly frivolous for
onymous nation. The nation was unlikely to be waiting for advice from some, alarming for others
me with bated breath. I had a housing adviser from Canada but no and unconcerning for a vast
housing projects. I had a medical adviser but no funds, and plenty of majority of people. To be
diseased constituents. I had a technical Education adviser and a general honest, from a psychological
Education adviser, not enough schools through out the region, and no social stan int the
power anyway. I had labour problems, but no labour adviser. That and soal standpoint the
was the way the planners had worked it out. Let me boast that I grasped matter needs serious con-
the situation within five minutes. sideration because a malady
of today can become a per-
"Out functions are mainly consultative", said Dr. Moose-eye. But ,toay misfortune of tomor-
the trouble was that I was not the consultative type. I was a mover, a shif- petu mi '" srtune of to r-
trr. a do-er, a revolutionary That was why the people had voted for me. r A mild anti-social
The Doctor showed me where everything was kept, then returned to his tendency developed today, can
oice next door. I sat in the swivel chair at the huge desk. My office had assume the shape of a w
lately been someone's bedroom, It was full of soft demi-aromatic smells. fire tomorrow, wA,
They diminished my sense of it uacy, frustration and loneliness. be subdued
-..- i.-,wr <--t----s... .-,,.-i-1-i -.. -pfi = a- --al-g on-. a
but I saw no mountains, and the's somehow depressed me. Only once in Talk
my life before had I come.to this most Southern of islands, for the ,whole n. a
aim ofthe English administrators of the past had been to keep us islanders may be stated .
apart, to divide us, to emphasize the salt water between our divergent shores, symptom of maladjus..
Just to keep us individualistic, complacent and reasonable. in children. It is evident
I had a bell on my desk. I pressed it four times, just for the hell of it. that the child does not lie
While I wa:td I recalled how my mother had brought me to Trinidad as a without being aware of its
young child to visit an Anglican Bishop, and had remarked at the time. falsity.
"This colony is full of wicked people." Dr. Moose-eye entered amicably. sometimes dir-
He at least was not wicked. "I hear you are set for an appointment with Lying is, metimes, d
the Prime Minister." I assumed an air of dignity and disinterestedness. ectly an outcome of unstable
The Doctor added: "He is unfortunately ill Blood poisoning I understand, homes, harsh discipline and
Something to do with an injury from a new shoe I heard the syllables a unwanted children. It is an
Nu Shu; a Nu Shu; it sounded Burmese. "I am very sorry." "You may infection, ordinarily picked
wish to return to your hotel, Minister," r c on, of
,l of fonre r up from adult members of
I returned, but I went to my new air conditioned suite full of fore- up from adult members of
boding. I thought of the three Roberts, Robert the husband, Robert thethe home. Small lies, which
handyman who should have broken in the shoes, and Robert the Finance are considered a normal pat-
Minister, tern of behaviour under or-
Lastly, before I slept, thinking of Sese who prayed so wisely, I thought dinary circumstances, are the
of the Prime Minister. And I said to him through the hotel walls: germinating points of serious
"Don't die yet. We need you." lying statements of children.
When I said we, I did not mean Trinidad; I did not mean the West Indies. lying statements of children.
I meant the world, the black, white and betweenity world. An expert has classified
Copyright reserved by the Author. children's lies into seven
University Of The West Indies
Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow in
Penology in the Institute of Social and Economic Rasearch. The
Fellow will, in addition to research work, be expected to serve as
Secretary for Penal Reform in Jamaicia. To take up duties as soon
as possible. The Fellowship is for three years.
Salary in the scale of Lecturer, 1,300 x 50 1,650 x 75.-2.100.
Child allowance (Limited to three children) 150 for first child, 100
for second. 50 for third. F.S.S.U. Housing allowance of 10% of
salary, or if available, unfurnished accommodation will be let by
University at 10% of salary. Up to five full passages on appoint-
ment and nornal termination
Application (six copies) giving full particualrs of qualifications
and experiences, date of birth, and the names of three referees
should be sent by July 8, 1963 by persons living in the Western
Hemiphereto the Registrar, University of the West Indies, Kingston
7 Jamaica and by all other persons to the Secretary. Inter University
CoqJci for Higher Education Overseas, 29 Woburn Square, London
W.C 0. Eagland. Further particulars may be obtained similarly.
A lel, *
(a) The lie of vanity de-
signed to draw attention to
(b) The lie of revenge
motivated by hate.
(c) The playful lie due to
the make-believe play of im-
(d) The lie of confusion,
owing to inability to report
accurately the details of some
(e) The excessive lie re-
sulting from fear that follows
(f) The selfish lie which
is calculated to deceive others
so that one might get what
Interviews with several first offen-
ders (convicted under the Probation
Act) revealed that they were denied
the primary needs even in their in-
fancy. This later on led to stealing
of a higher order, which was reck-
oned as a social disorder. In .the
adolescents, glamour of cheap
entertainments is enough of an
inducements for stealing. Hence
steal ng, if viewed from psycholo.
gical standpoints, is a habit develop.
ped by force of circumstances, envi-
ronment factors and internal tur-
bulence. It is undoubtedly a social
stitute w.ll therefore provide
training courses, lectures and
classes in I rade Union and
Labour education ; promote
research tnto industrial rela-
tions in Jamaica; foster the
development of healthy in-
dustrial relations in the area;
and arrange international
and local conferences on in-
SATURDAY, JUNE iS, r963
My a's 6
Care of the teeth in chil-
he wants. dren has been much neglect-
(g) The loyal or conven- ed in the past, but is a mat-
tional lie to safeguard a ter of importance. The m.lk
friend, teeth appear at about 6 months
Small lies, pardonable of age These teeth should
from the social yardstick, be as strong as possible since
from the social yard-stick they have to last the child
are those when children, due for the best part of ten
to immaturity, cannot distin- years and have to last for
guish between reality and the rest of his life.
phantasy. Undoubtedly ly- Decay attacks both milk
ing is a weakness of charac- teeth and permanent teeth
ter. The one single cause and may lead to toothache,
for irrational lies is the irrita- dental abscesses and pyerrh-
bility of parents and teachers, oea. These conditions prevent
proper mastication of food
According to the recent and can cause indigestion
psycho-analytical theory, lies and ill health. Carious teeth
are wish fulfilling. Every indi- can be filled but often ex-
vidual wh3 wants to out-excel tractions become necessary.
his peers and to overcome This is not desirable because
frustrations and emotional the teeth to some extent
tensions, resorts to a make- determine the shape and
believe phantasy. This is growth of the jaws. Thus
more common i n children every parent should be taken
to prevent caries.
and adolescents rather than The following teps are
in maturity. The over-strict advised:-
parental control, almost verg- 1. The milk teeth of the
ing on extreme sadism, is the baby are formed during the
real cradle for rearing up lies, early months of pregnancy.
which become part of the To ensure strong teeth in her
personality in due course, baby the expectant mother
Hence if child counselling requires a diet rich in cal-
hs any value, parents must cium and vitamin "D". Milk,
Sreeive hr butter, cheese and eggs are
,so receive thorough coun- ..eo .
-ing rea ring uP-h lcmt
Ing in raring up childrenpresent in milk and fish liver
n hological lines, oils.
->. '2. The baby that: is fed on
Regarding stling, there are two milkgets plenty of calcium
different opinions. Firstly children for.
steal because they have some primary
wants which are not fulfilled due to Cont. on p. 5
poverty at home or due to personal
negligence. Secondly, children steal T U. Institute At
because they have developed secon- U itut
dary wants which require monetary U. W. I.
return for satiation. Children have
often been found to steal for fui's The U. S. Agency for In
sake because they found zest in steal-
ing so as to tease the'r miserly grand. ternational Development has
mothers or maternal uncles. The agreed to make a grant of
tendency assumed the shape ofa $183,000 (US) for the esta-
wild-fire when they realized that a blishment of a Trade Uni ,n
compulsive behaiour has emerged Education Institute at the
out of that simple trick which they University of the West Indies,
enjoyed. This leads to emotional Mona. This amount will
disturbances ann mental disorders, cover the cost ot erecting a
A man dying of thirst and unable building at Mona and equi-
to buy a glass of water in the desert pping it and will also provide
is bound to have recourse to stealing for salaries of teaching staff
or prefer to die unknown like a fly
under subjugation. Similarly a child, and general maintenance for
unable to procure even dry bread at a period of three years.
home, is compelled, by force of The aim of the Institute is
circumstances, to steal a loaf of the training of Trade Union
bread from the wealthy neighbour's personnel from the English-
house, speaking Caribbean. ThT In-
SATURDAY. TUNE i~, r~6s DOMINICA HERALD. PACT FIVE
"SO THEY SAY--"
BY BOB & RAY
We have had some requests for another quiz on Dom-
inica. On -this test of our knowledge of Dominica and
Dominicans we give you a multiple choice. Simply take a
pencil and circle the answer you think is the correct one. A
high score is 14; good is r2; average is 8 and below that is
poor. What's your score?
I. How do:s Dominica rank in size with other is-
lands of the former West Indies Federation? First? Third?
2. The population of Roseau is: 21,000? 14,000?
3. How many people are there in the Post Office
Department? 25? 50? 1oo? 150?
4. How many Dominicans are presently receiving free
food from the U.S.? I,ooo? 8,zoo? 4,6oo? 25.?
5. How many Primary Schools are now in operation
on the island. 66? 86? 46? 56?
6 The tax charge on the income of persons earning $10,000 per
year is 3o% 35%? 40%? 50%.
7. How many tourists can Dominica's hotels and guest houses ac-
commodate? 79? 99? 29? 109'
8. Bananas are our principle source of income How much does
the DBGA pay out on an average week $80,000o; $90,000o $65,000?
9. The government operates only one dectr c light plant for the
public use. Where is it located? Portsmouth? Calibish e? Marigot? Grand
to. How much did Dominicans pay to send the Minister for Trade
& Production and his Principal Secretary to the States and Canada last
month? $1,400o $2,500 $4,125? $5,082?
i1. How many miles of paved highway does Dominica have now?
98J. I0So -o? 40
12. Just 800 feet from shore the water is 800 feet deep, This place
is: Ne r Point Mu atre, Near St. Joseph, Near Scotts Head, Near Douglas
Bay!.: . '':
13. Within thirty miles from the,Dominica coast exists a great and
'rowing market for our o H ow m renie nm.L 'vein'uada-
loupe and Martinique comb ne 600oo,000ooo 125,0o00 350,000? 500,000-?-
14. When and if the Little Eight form a Federation. the popiatioi.
of Dominica will comprise what per cent of the total: z25 /oZf.% z22%
15. How many telephone numbers are handled by the Roseau
switchboard, 280-680-480 -Io8o?
16. Two of these men are on the Legislative Council- which ar
not? Howell Shillingford? Frobel Laville? Charles Winston? J.B. Charles
17. Many years ago the Crown bought but never paid for th
Portsmouth Cricket field from: Reginald Smathersi James Garraway
Hesketh James? Robert Douglas?
18, How long ago did the French Eurn Roseaul 85 years? 122 ycars
157 years? 204 years?
19. You can do business with all but one of the following i
Dominica: shipping agent? real estate agent? Goods agents,
20, The Roseau water works was built in: 1925? 1870: 191o0 1899
The correct answers will be found printed below.
Answers To The "So They Say" Quiz
i. Third, 2. 14,ooo00, 3. 150, 4. 4,600, 5. 46, 6. 50%
7. 79, 8 $iio,ooo, 9. Portsmouth, 10. $5,082, 11. 98, 12
Scootts Head, 13. 600,000, 14. 8%. 15. 480, 16. Charles Winstor
J. B. Charles, 17. James Garraway, 18. 157 years. 19. real estate agen
form of a donation," he Does God Exist?
continued. It was to-
tally their own effort a Dawbinites Discuss with
remarkable feat. The pup- Fr. Proesmans c
ils of this school are the first
to have brought about such The tvtnin2 cLf Thursday May 30 c
an arinmnt t h b vwas the occasion for tie second talk a
an attainmn; t h e r c entitled 'Does God Exist" 1i this i
pioneering the way for ocncr term's theme :t tle Dawbincy
schools in this island. Literary Club on 'as look At
Then followed a short Philosophy And RJ.gion." The
report of the school's acti- main speaker was Reverend Father a
vities, read by the H ea d Proesmans CSSR, an ardent studen.: r
Teacher himself, mbo- of modern Catholic rel eious
S mboy- thought, and now in charge of the
iag the progress or the school Pointe M.chel Parish.
up to the present day. The speaker, in a delightful but
Various admirable songs carefully planned intellectual ap-
followed, also snort poems proach, caught the attention of the
delivered by the u is House by asserting that he did not
delieed b the p u p i believe that God exists, but knew
Special mention should be positively that He exists, and
m ad e of Miss Suzarine whereas no one could -ver possibly t
Blanc's narration of "The prove this existence by direct and c
Character of a Happy Life." deliberate observation, it could be
This was followed by an done by indirect analysis. FHe
Sby Hon. W. S. explained that in ord:r to appreciate
a d d r e s s by H n. W. the existence of God by direct
Stevens w h i c h brought observation, one would have to be
thunderous applause fr o m at least like and equal to God, and
the audience, In his ad- tnls could never be possible.
dress the Minister highly Among the more impressive
congra d the sc l on proofs that were presented was the
congratulated the schoolon first, that in the system of the
the purchase of this beaut f 1 Universe, there must exist one being
radio set; .mphasising that which is self sufficient and selt-
this was the nght move in explanatory, and holding the ex-
enabling pupils to know planation for all other beings since
more th r y te u e all other beings are merely transient i
ore th rouhy the universe the.r nature,,that is; they are
--which rey lve. only for a per od of time, their
a you will put to existence is a function of'ime, hen.e
iio, there-by 'hey cannot be self sufficient and
jrlh..rr,,. selt-explanatory. There nu_ b _b-
yad an-this one being which persists in
cry advan- existence, otherwise, with.universal
n. opportunity 'an constant transience, the entire
,our parents had no chance system of the Universe would break-
Sof enjoying during school, down into confusion and madness.
days. I shall preach your The exclusive autonomy of the
Wonderful achievement in the individual was also proof of the
Swon lchi mnt in th existence of God. The speaker
Various schools of mis island, pointed out that it can never become
: making it known that your possible for any one individual or
school is the pioneer of such set of individuals to invade with
s. a good gesture." impunity the inner personal sanct t/
The Minister also appeal- of another individual. Every indi-
The M steer also appeal- vidual's p e r s o n is completely
ed to parents to render every controlled by and is sacred to only
possible asssis.ance to Gov- himself, But while this so, it is
ernmcnt in the educating of equally true that for order of per-
t h e i r children, making it sonal behaviour, to be maintained,
clear that uneducated people or in other words, to secure the
establishment of a pattern for per-
are never at home in an age sanal behaviour the inner sanctum
0 which is speedily unfolding of the individual must remain
n, modern mysteries, accessible to an influence which by
ts Mrs. Delsol of the Grand virtue only of this power must be
nr.,, C;.i hrc l -d nreprpnrl greater than the individual himself.
[his influence must be God, by
Whatever name you may choose to
There was also the question of
constantly recrifying breaks and
,pses in tlie universal balance of
irdcr. Wlien crmn.- and injustices
ie comniiiied, these icgister as lapses
n the ba a .ce oforde It is true
hart ittrioutlon is nlade during
Imlan hie for many crimes and
njust.c s, but it is equally true that
Svast numocr ot human misdeeds
remain unpunished during human
ife. W ire is the ba ance of
order lestured when this happens?
was one of the liveliest questions
posed by the speaker for the evening.
And be c toured it must, otherwise
ie system wiir. even ually collapse.
The only logical answer to this
question, pointed out the speaker,
was that retribution was exacted
rom the individual after the death
of his person, and this could only be
effected by a Superior Being,
This wonderhil universe around
us could never have been set up by
any other but a Superior Being.
All the s:-called discoveries and
inventions of Man have been, are
ard always will be revelations of the
secret processes of nature. Nothing
new can ever be made by Man.
A very lively discussion ensued at
the end of the talk. Further clarific-
ation was requested on many points,
Some of the questions dealt with the
difficult matter of the nature of God,
which the speaker pointed out will
never be filly clarified as long s
man :and a lesser being
(Cont. from page 4)
formation of the permanent
teeth. Toddlers should get 1-
pints of milk daily. Vitamin
D and Cod liver oil. When
the child is on a mixed diet
it is important to give some
roughage and not entirely
mushy food. Giving of
sweets as a reward or treat
should be avoided; teeth
charities (caries) result from
too many sweets.
3. The child should be
taught as early as possible to
rinse his mouth with water
at the end of each meal. The
teeth should be brushed
morning and evening.-M.D.
Minister Sees Radio
Friday 31st May remains
indelible in the annals of the
Tete M o r n e Government
School. Parents, ex-pupils,
invited guests, and the Hon.
W. S. Stevens, Minister for
Labour and Social Services,
braved the inclement weather
to witness the installation of
a radio in the school.
Mr. M. F. Laurent, Head '
Teacher of Tete M o r n e
school, after directing the
singing of "Welcome to
All" by the pupils, extended
a personal welcome to all.
In his speech he gave parti-
culars concerning the pur-
chase of the radio.
Through constant toi 1,
zeal and ambition, he said,
pupils of this school collect-
ed the amount of $140.00
towards purchasing t h e i r
lovely radio set. "Indeed
they didn't obtain it in the
the fine Phillip's Transistor
Radio to hundreds of peering
eyes; tuning in afterwards to
the exuberating music of
"The Rose of T r ale e."
After the singing of the
National Anthem, guests
were treated to light re-
freshment. The three-hour-
long function e n d e d at
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SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1963
NATIONHOOD or EXPEDIENCY
THE REASONS for federating publicly They failed, but their aim was high. We
advanced by those who are supposed must face the fact that the last regional
to be leading us towards independence meeting of Ministers in Barbados faltered;
are invariably of a mundane and acquisi- its aim was low and its deliberations were
.'tive nature, secretive.
"Let us federate to get aid from the U.S. Now while it is true that patriotism is
and Canada". "We must compromise not enough and t h a t nationalism may
and team up in order to get big grants become a narrowing emotion, it is equally
and loans". "We are too small to go it true that you will never rally the disap-
alone". There are all sorts of variations pointed, waiting citizens of the lef-over
on this theme; although practical, none islands by purely fiscal pronouncements.
of them has the true ring ofpatriotism. They are the people who w e r e on the
This newspaper has criticised and will
not condone p the faults in placing con brink of setting an example to richer and
not condone the faults in planning com- prouder countries yes, theycame very
mitted by those who put together the rouder count ie yes, they came vdersh
somewhat ramshackle first Federation. e a r to it and with inspired leadership
But at least those early planners, who now they may soon arrive at the goal.
included men lik~ T.A. Marryshow, had But who will speak for nationhoode-
a vision of a united people. That was The words on Federation we hear up. and
why a text w," .rom the Psalms down the territories (and they are miol,-
about dwellit in unity, and few) have a tainted ring of
the beautiful' more valid S o m e of the pronoun
than ever. Some ot those early seekers vriagjf mi-,^ kl,-
thought of people first and cash second: not just whether Barbad,.
they envisaged a pattern of little islands some other island will disrupt.
greater in hubnan variety and racial atti- mic arrangement because of their lolt
tude than the huge United States of electoral interests; the struggle is that of
America; liberal in civilised behaviour expediency versus nationhood, As Mr.
and modest hospitality; not crippled by Nigel Fisher told the Ministers in Barba-
a power complex, but a nuturing ground dos, West Indians should work towards
for happy and advanced communities, achieving a national consciousness.
Labour Party Meeting
N. American promises, Little 7 pathos
And so, my deah people, the tell-all Labour meet-
ing which should have taken place last Friday but was
put-off because somebody was said to have sabotaged the
market lights by pulling out the wires, happened on Tues-
day night without incident and without glory.
Mrs. James elocuted as long known to federalists
chairman; Mr. Didier gave and reiterated throughout his
an unexceptionable account tour: that small islands do
of self-help roadmaking and not qualify for special mone-
ended up by speaking of the tary aid. He ambled
water amenities being pro- through h mentions of a
vided by WHO; then Mr. livestock scheme, a s m all
Ducreay embarked ona oils and fats plan, and
1e n g t h y travelog of his rivers; describing his talk with
month-long v i s it to the Mr. Orr of the Ford Found-
U. S. A. and Canada with action as "merely explora-
Permanent Secretary tory." A detailed mineral
Robinson, which cost the survey was declared a pos-
Dominica exchequer some si b i i t y, but we do not
$5,ooo. He plou g hed know whether the Minister
through his visits to N. Y. told anyone the tale of gold
steamship agents (hinting in the Sari-Sari river.
that more tourist boats might It was good hearing that
call), of his interviews in the F o r d Foundation was
the United Nations building, genuinely interested in Dom-
where he discovered a fact inica's case for a mental hos-
pital and were to send down
a Mr. Whittaker in October.
In the Sir John Simon -
Mr. Ducreay made the furt-
her discovery that only post-
graduates would be eligible
for advanced training. Speak-
ing of the Investors he met
in New York, he said that
the crucial question was "if
and when we are going to
federate": investors preferred
a customs union market of
600,000 people. He met
people "interested in setting
up a chain of hotels" and
investors interested in the oil
In Washington, proposals
were laid before AID, but
there were no definite pro-
mises. However, "the case
was made," said Mr. Ducreay.
The British Ambassador attended a
meeting with IDA in Washington.'
Everyone wanted to see a federation,
but people might not be prepared to
assist a small country like Dominica.
Hopping to Canada, which the
Minister described as "more co-oper-
ative than the States," he described stage. I still maintain that a strong
his reception as cordial, and the federation would be best, but a
promises as more definite. There federation of some sort is better than
was talk of a Colombo plan to no federation at all .. . We
come in with federation. He attend- connot 'go it alone', and have no
ed the opening of Parliament and bargaining power." Declaring that
had discussions with people concern- England wanted to let the West
ed with lumber, also visiting a ply Indies go, he added "che question of
wood factory. the Mother Country is gone."
Like Mr. Ducreay, he looked
To break the monotony (as he Like Mr. Ducreay. he looked
described it) of his speech, Mr. forward to federating so that support
Ducreay harked back to the Hark could be obtained from the U. S.
ucreay: bi to e and Canada. The C. M. re-
Forraced, explaining how unsaleable and Canada. The C.M. rei
it was, although the Dominica Gov- marked, referring to a rtcoming
ernment was trying to sell it He let meeting promoted by Trinidad.
,: L i: > c "Tr inidad will do anything to make
drop the news that Dominica fisher- "Tinidad will do anything to make
ies operatives had $4,o00 in the sure that these territories do not get
ies coperativcs had $4,ooo in the "
bank and 25 new engines; moreover together."
he spoke of the Mero scandal in a Returning to the theme of diver-
he spoke of the Mero scandal in a gene ofopinion on fiscal-economic
light hearted vein, saying he did not gnte of opinion t fiscal-economi
blame it on the Baron Government. matters within the Seven, and the
new statement presented to Mr.
In Canada he had met some in- Fisher "subject to reservations by
tel!ectual Dominicn domestic work three of them", Mr. LeBlanc
ers who had difficulty changing to expressed the opinion that the next
better jobs at the end of their pres- high level meeting of Regrinal
cribed year of service: there was Ministers on federal matter should be
some suggestion of a "subtle colour- held in the West Indies and not in
bar," London, to save expense in case it
Next speaker was the Chief Min- should break down.
ister, Mr. LeBlanc, His saga, which Turning to "national issues, "Mr.
followed upon a radio release from LeBlanc said that the views of the
the Secretary of State for the Colo- country are represented in the Legis-
nies describing the temporary break- lative Council; he spoke of Mr.
down of Little 7 negotiations, had Henry "carrying an adviser -- Mr.
pathetic implications for federalists, Baron" to the proposed London
Mr. LeBlanc began with a bit of conference, and then unexpectedly
history, describing the origins of launched verbal attacks on certain
"new federal"'meetings leadingup to kinds of civil servants and the
the meeting recently held in Barbados, Roseau Town i Council.
and told how h, personally had been Winding up, the Chief Minister
obhged to compromise and water said, "I think I have made my
down his earlier predilection towards position clear." But the audience
y.strong federation so that agreement was confused.
could be reached on the white paper. The Minister of Labour and
oome people tj-e that hie white -Social Servics',Mr, Stevens, spoke-
aper was too weak" said Mr. Le- last.
Recently, however, Antigua had
objected to the Hicks fiscal report,
and could not support the federation "Macbeth In
envisaged in the white paper. Antigua
wanted certain things (such as in- Camera
come tax, police and postal services) Visit Of Shakespean C an
to rema n under unit control. That Vi aepean Company
would make the federation very
weak. -'I made the position of Due to the proposed
Dominica clear," said the Chief Drama and Music Festival
Minister but he did not tell the to be held in the island in
crowd exactly wi;at that position was August 1964, the British
or is. "Even after this discussion,' Council has agreedto assist
we reached a certain measure of ag-
reement, but I would mention that in creating interest in the
certain territories had reserved their Festival by providing the
position." service of a small Shakespear-
r -^ -
Going on to say that a "worse
bombshell was thrown by Barba-
dos," he stated that Barbados made
it plain that they were comm tied to
the electorate of Barbados: they had
promised the people while campai-
gning that they would go for inde-
pendence in 1964 with or without a
federation. Mr. LeBlanc then read
out a memorandum prepared by the
Barbados Government which had
been presented to Mr. Fisher as a
"unanimous document," indicating
that it was not unanimous because
there were "reservations by three
governments"*; he d i d not say
which governments they were, nor
whether Dominica was one of them.
He did however say that Dommni-
ca's case was for federal elections
in June 1964, then the federal
government would discuss indepen-
The Chief Minister said: At
the moment I cannot say that it is
a deadlock, but it in a very delicate
* We trust these statements
will be further publicised.-Ed.
ean company from England
which will enact scenes from
"Macbeth" in a presentation
entitled "Macbeth in Cam-
The group which will be
led by the West End Actor
Harold Lang will arrive in
(Cont. on page 7)
Entra n c e Examination -
Saturday 22 June. Special
Technical Wing Examination
- Saturday 5 July.
All applicants must bring their
Birth Certificate or other proof of
age to the examinations, which
commence at 9.00 A. M. sharp.
A. E. FOUBISTER,
SATURDAY, JUNE '5, I9~ DOMINICA HERALD PAGE SEVEN
Finally, I will leave Mr. Alphon-
PEOPLES POST so Charles with a personal message.
When you want to argue, please be-
Co-respondents are asked tc submit their full names and addresses as nih an op be
a guarantee of goo.! faith, but not necessarily for publication. Letter, should ih an mind. Try to be
be as sho, t as possible Con:roversial political lette-s will not ;e pub. -Cctual and not parochial in your
lished anonymously Views expressed in People's P st do not necessarily approach. And above all, try to
reflect the policy of the Edtor or the Proprietor distinguish right from wrong, light
Final Volley conveniently failed to men- from darkness and reason from bl.nd-
tion. It was also during s.
Madam, tio. Itab ra and dur- Thanking you very much for
I again beg for spac the pre-Labour era anddur- space, Madam.
in the Peoples' Post Colu- ing the particular period of Yours Respe, fully,
mns of the DOMINICA HERALD the D.U.P.P. regime t h a t EDWARD CHARLES, Roseau
to reply to v r. Abraham Al- -e began to see signs of pro- NOTE: Space considerations made
phonso Peter Charles' atte- gress. Of course, I refer to certain "cuts" necessary.
mpted rebuttal of my reply the roads which changed the
to previous attempts of his whole complexion of our
to support the Dominica limited means of communi- World TU's Stand
Labour Party, and to refer cations, the schools, the vill-
particularly to his letter of age w a t e r-supplies and Against Jagan
June 1st 19b3. I give you everything else that made for
the assurance, Madam, that a vigorous drive which was Dear Editor,
this is the last time that I In reading from the
am going to write on this pamphlet entitled "Presns and
subject. I have decided to economy more viable. pamphlet entitled "Press and
do so because Mr Aiphonso I will now g i v e Mr. Radio Service o f the Inter-
Charles is intellectually dis- Alphonso Charles two local national Confederation of
honest. He presenting his examples of governing by Free Trade UMons" of th
May 1963, I saw where the
arguments on the grounds instinct instead of by reason. heading says "British union
of pure sentiment instead of In all forward-looking Gov- leader to meet B. G. strikers.
truth. ernments which still have the Frank Cous'ns, Gen Sec. of
Mr Alphonso Charles will, nominated element, the pat- the Transport and General
I suppose, blindly con- tern is to nominate persons Workers Union is to visit
tnue to support the Labour who are not associated with B. U. on behalf of the Brit-
Party no matter how whim- either the Government or the ish T.U.C. He will meet
sical or fanciful his argu- Opposition and are able to leaders of the B.G T.U.C.
ments may be. I am not pre- Po and the members who have
pared to take part in any represent the other sections abd the members who have
Utopian enterprise, so let me of the community. T h been on strike for more than
explode some of Mr. Alph- was the case w h e n ti the B.a Gov-
onso Charles, untruths. As D. U. P. P. was in pow t its Premier
L rhtly _obersredthj hm n ahongh a thl -ony_ ha ----_ -
is labouring under several reduced majority. But dl strike which
illusions. I have never been soon as the Labour P. .,a 20th April 1963 is
and I am still not a member assumed office, despite ,protest against Govern-
of the Dominica Unit.dPeo- fact that they already had a meant legislation to establish
pies' Party. It is thereore working majority, they de- anew pattern of labour nego-
mposble for mthe to havers cided to give the two nomi- tiation which the union feels
been one of the founders. I .- will cut across their tradi-
have nothing to lose, as 1 nated seats to two promin- tional right across their tradi-
am in no way allied to the ent members of the Labour tonl rghs, as it would give
U.U.P.P unlike Mr Alpho- P a r t y merely to provide wide powers to the Govern-
nso Char es who clearly them with jobs. Another mentzg frade unons as bar-
states that his interest lies with instance is the L. P. decis- gaining agents.
the Dominica Labour Party. ion to allow a loosely-knit Among the international
It is perhaps unfortunate and perhaps transiently lived trade unions which have ex-
that more than three-quar- Club lawful permission to pressed their solidarity with
ters of Mr Alphonso Charles run sweepstakes, w h e r e a s the B.G. Workers Is. the In-
lette sarenot only superficial they arbitrarily refused the international Transport Work-
but utterly superfluous. In a m e concession to the ers Federation In a cable to
my previous letter I expressed Roseau Town Council, a Creddi Jagan th-e .T F. call-
the view that although he o constituted by ed for a speedy settlement
had gone away I would like body properly constitute of the conflict uaranmeeing
to see him return "if and statute, which is badly in full rghtsand freedom for
when he can succeed in need of funds to enhance the Trade Unions.
acquiring any skills." But, overall development of the Previously, the I.C.F T.U.
because of his egoistic na- towr of Roseau. One of O.R.I.I., C.t.L. and Public
ture, he has purposely read the L. P. Nominated mem- Services International have
me out of context merely to bers is a 1 s o a prominent urged the B G. Prime Minis-
indulge in unnecessary ver- member of the C I u b to ter and the British Colonial
biage. If Mr Al phon so which I referred, and he Sec., Duncan Sandys, to des
Charlesre-reads my previous was the one who piloted the ist from enacting the new
article and di;ests it he will bill Labour Relations Bill-aga-
see that I have absolutely Alp C le inst which the workers struck.
no quarrel with the many thin agMr. pho tcaharle a of I he Bill has also been deno-
Dominicans or otherwise thinking is identical to that of his iar Btll has also been deno-
Dominicans or otherwise Labour kin a willingness to con- unced, not only by the Brit-
who go further afield and demn whatever is good once it ori. ish Trade Union Congress,
return to their homeland to ginates from the D.U P.P. I am but also by the (U.S) A.F.L.
make a positive and distinct just remembering Mr. E.O. Leblanc -C.I.O., the Canadian La-
contribution. I earnestly hope who, when referring to the new T,B. bour Congress and the Per-
that Mr Alphonso Charles Block which the D.U.P.P. started, uvian Confederation of
will return likewise. had the audacity to say in the Leg- Workers. Ihe I C.F.T.U.
Mr. A.A.P. Ch a r I es islative Council that he (Mr Le- has contributed $6,000 U.S
Sblanc) did not know if the build- e
spoke about the pre-Labour ing was intended to breed crapauds! (2,150) from its internation-
era. I will tell him of a This is quite true, even it sounds al solidarity fund to B.G. to
few things which he has strange. help the strikers and their
Thanking you for your
R P JOSEPH, G-n Sec.,
D-ca Trade Union
Do we need a letter
standard of living? Does better
health give better work production?
Do poor hygienic conditions contri-
bute ic ill health, lowering the men-
tal standards and inefficiency? Do
people need to know what are the
correct foods to eat and to feed their
Does lack of fundamental health
education contribute to poor hygienic
condition and spread of disease:
Should we care for the health of this
If the answers to these questions is
Yes, Yes, Yes, then who sus-
pended the Intergrated Health Pro-
gramme and WHY?
Thanking you for the kind use
of your space.
We the people of
Loubiere would like to place on
record our sincere thanks to the
P. W. D. and especially to Mr.
Walter Rock and those who worked
w'th h:m, for the great improve-
ment in the water situation hete.i
For some time we suffered silently
-fmnam. -rcagcte afterr a upply,--3--a.*
we had running though the village
was a half-inch main Sometimes
for days on end, there was no water
especially in private homes.
Today however, things have been
set right and having now an inch
and a quarter main there is water
enough and to spare.
Again many thanks to the P. W.
D., Mr. Rock and those who work-
Thanking you for space
Madam Editor, Thank you for
spicein your column, to publish
this one fact:--
An Article appearing in the
HERALD of Saturday 7th. June 1963,
u under the heading of
ECHO OF EXPULSION, with
some one writing under the pre-
tence of the name of CYNTHIA,
London W.Ir. It is most regretta-
ble that this'person does not even
know Cynthia's address.
ARNOLD C. ACTIVE, Roseau
(Cont. from page 6)
the island on Saturday 6th
of July, 1963 and will give
a performance that very even-
ing at St. Gerard's Hall.
The prices of admission will
be 50 for students and
~I.oo and $2.oo for adults.
"Macbeth in Camera" is
a lecture-recital presented in
the form of a rehearsal of
Shakespear's "Mac b e t h"
with various interpretations
being suggested and demon-
strated by the cast.
Apart from being of in-
terest to theatre goers etc. it
will be of considerable value
to students studying the text
of "Macbeth" for this year's
S .E~e.--erditat te-Examia -
..Mr. Lang a Stage Film
and Television Personality is
also a Director and teaches
at the Central School of
Speech and Drama in Lon-
The other members of
the company are Messrs.
Nicholas, A mer, Greville
Hallam and Ralph Gruskin.
SATURDAY, JUNE Is, 1943
Jamaican P. W.D Inquiry
Leaders Visit U.S. Collapses
K INGST ON-(ANP)
-- Prim e Minister Alexander
Bustamante ani Deputy Prime
Minister Donald Sangsrer flew to
the United States on June 8, on
Sir Alexander will visit Fairfield
University in Connecticut, where he
will receive an honorary degree.
Both men will have discussions
with United States officials on the
question of migration of Jamaicans.
They will also have discussions with
representatives of U. S. financial
institutions and visit the Jamaican
missions in New York and Wash-
ington, before returning to Jamaica
The National Association for the
Advancement of Coloured People
(NAACP) has called for all-out
support of Congressional measures
designed to remove discrimination
against citizens of newly-independent
Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago.
The Preliminary of the Public Works
employees accused of abczzlement
came up before the Magistrate, District
E, in Roseau on June 10.
The three young men who had
been arrested and bailed six months
ago were put in the dock, and the
prosecution (which had already app-
Led for five postponements) again ap-
phed for a further postponement.
The lawyers for the defence,
Messrs, Niles and Beausoleil, sub-
mitted to the Magistrate that it was
unBritish undemocratic and unfair
to their clients to have them out on
bjil "under arrest" for six months
with the prosecution nut Being able
to present a case against them. The
Magistrate upheld the submission,
and the case was thrown out of
Applications are invited for the
award of grants for Unesco Study
tours by workers and adult Educa-
These awards are to enable
members of worker's groups and
adult education teachers, to
undertake a study tour to another
country in the same continental
These grants should be utilized
exclusively by persons who are well
qualified not only to profit from their
stay abroad, but also to transmit their
experience to other members of their
organizations at home.
All organizations interested in the
above awards are asked to contact the
Education Department for further
GIS 5,6-63 GO 58 June 15
Seven West Indian cricketers are certain the opening batsman is out as
they signal their demands for an 1.b.w. verdict from the umpire. But this
was Lord's, not Old Trafford. BIS photo.
SATURDAY, JUNE 5I, 1933
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The political rights of woman are
taken for granted. Their political
equality is accepted. But they have
yet to achieve economic equality.
Yet their economic usefulness is be-
In some occupations they are the
majority- in offices and shops, for
instance, in hotels, restaurants and
hospitals and in the textiles, clothing
and footwear industries. Women
number one in four of the people on
the engineering industry's pay-roll in
Marriage comes at an early age
these days and the young wives
tend to stay in their jobs to help
pay for the setting up of their homes.
And as their children grow up many
of them come back to work again.
So today half the women at work
are married and the younger genera-
tion are astonished when told that
many employers in pre-war days en-
forced a marriage bar. Few employ-
ers could afford to do so now. They
are too dependent on women's lab-
No wonder then that
alert women are beginning
sure their economic strong
proclaim, that without the
the country's economy
brought to collapse. On
pay question they are natur
right, Wages based on
of the work done and n
sex of the worker are paid
al and local government s
the nationalised industries.
rarely elsewhere. What is
cash difference has tended
because when pay increase
by unions for men and
they are often based on pe
An important move to p
gap widening was made
when unions won equal
creases for women and unsl
in the engineering industry
TUC has asked other
other industry to keep this
in mind in their own fut
British Guiana Teachers' Stri
$167.00 Cabled to B. I.
SSt. Luce) Ed .D.pt,.-
Atkinson Primary Schoo
Dod d" Anm
Grand Bay Girls
Grand Bay Boys.
Roseau Mixed Infasw
St. Johns's (Assisted Portsmouth)
Dominica Banana Growers Association
Banana Shipment of 7th June, 1963:
Exports Jan. i-May. 31 1,115,290
Total Exports to date 1,177,837
, Ex. to 7th June, 1962 1,059,724
Not much room at top Daes God Exist P/An Appeal
... women 1n u _.- i ....
are sometiines hard t- complain
there are not enough opportunities
the more for them to move up to more interes-
g to mea- ting or highlygrided work, though
th and to women 3ar now to be found among
eir efforts the bank managers, for instance, and
would be as civil servants at the very head of
the equal Government departments Too
ally forth- often, however, the TUC committee
the value admit, women are content to accept
ot on the dull routine jobs which have come
in nation- to be regarded as 'woman's work'.
service and What the committee is striving
But only to establish in people's minds is that
more ,the wmea are a pe-manent part of the
to grow labour force and that even if they do
es are won get married and have children they
Women will give a large part of their lives to
ercentages.work in industry, commerce and the
prevent the services. Hence the demands for
last year more and better training facilities.
cash in- At present apprenticeships in Britain
killed men are given to one girl in every 14,
ties. The and two-thirds of these are in hair-
unions in dressing and beauty-salon skills.
example Only one girl in six receives system-
ure wage atic training of a year or more when
she leaves school.
Zealots among the women
trade unionists are insisting that
ike with demands for skilled work-
ers sing, it is wasteful not to
make the most productive use
of women's labour The days are
gone, they say, when women's
work 'as merely a rather dreamy
interlude between the school-
00 room and the wedding ceremony.
The training of girls for skilled,
work, they assert, should h*
ectiye and purpose ,o
that tue younpo* e
the best v
tion for the re,. I
be necessary for a .
man returning to work wueun
domestic responsibilities end.
A other productivity point is
made in the demand for better
working conditions. Expressing
the thought that women may
be more sensitive to atmosphere
than men, the TUc committee
contend that output improves
in congenial surroundings and
that for instance it is still un-
common to find a shop that is
attracriie enough to the custo-
mers but has very poor behind-
the-scenes amenities for the staff.
It is true that the British law
lays down standards for the
health, welfare and safety of
factory workers, and a new
law will soon set similar stan-
dards for shop and office emplo-
yees. But these are only the mi-
nimum requirements and the
unions want much more to be
done to bring every workplace
up to the bright modern stan-
dards that the best firms have
oo "Hear hear" not enough
Women know that if all the sup-
port they can count on fiom the
men is a subdued 'hear, hbar,'
success will not come quickly
enough. But they are reminding
the men that to class the woman
worker as merely the subsidiary
wage-earner of the fa m i ly is
unfair to the single woman and
the woman with dependants--
and, in the end, unfair to the
man whose family has to make
do with one pay packet.
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(Cont. fiom page 5)
than God. One of the questions
touched on the degree of concern
ot Man with God. This the
Speaker explained should consist in
service and gratitude to the One
to whom we owe all things.
In his vote of t h a nks to the
Speaker, Club president Wende 1
Lawrence pointed out the urgent
need today to revitalise our ideolo-
gies, since the battle of the m nds
today, and indeed, the battle for
control of the world involved ideolo-
gies. To remain aloof and uncon-
cerned on vital issuess such as the
existence of God and the purpose
of Religion was to invite slaughter
of the mind. He thanked the
Speaker for the competent lead he
played in the discussion and ex-
pressed the w t s h of seeing him at
some time again in the Club,
The meeting was chaired by J.A.
Barzey. "Is Religion Necessary"
will be the next subject d scussed by
a panel compriLing: Messrs W, A.
Lawrence, J. B. M, Armour and
R. St. H. Shllingford.
(Cont. from page 3)
necessary that that cadet corps fin-
ances the greater part of this tour.
It for this reason therefore that we
have bean calling continuously on
general Public to assist us in this
worthy and all-important endeavour.
There are some many ways in
which you can lend a helping hand
It may be by attending some of the
fuct ons organ;sed by the ca-
dets or by making small donations
To-day an appeal find goes into
circulation. Your h e I p however
small would be greatly appreciated.
And we especially hope those of you
who are Old Boys of the Grammar
School and those of you who now
have sons in attendance there, will
revive memories of your own good
days and make a conscious effort to
help these youngsters pave their way
to a better manhood.
L. EARL JOHNSON,
AG. O C, Cadet Corps.
Dominica Grammar School
A JT r_ A
Wise Words From
Reported By Phina
At a Women's Seminar
held in East Africa recently,
the following words woee
spoken by a President's wife:
'Some people may mock
and say the delegates are just
talking. But does a teacher
not talk? And is it not uni-
versally understood that
children who see something
done, who ask questions and
discuss their lessons together
make much faster progress
than those who just sit and-
listen without u n J e r s t-
The speaker was Mrs.
Maria Nyerere, youthful
wife of the President of Tang-
gany'ka; she was opening
the Second Kenya Women's
Seminar at Limuru, Kenya.
Old Ways And New Both
People who had special
kinds of knowledge should
also understand how to win
the confidence of, the people
and teach them so,that there
was no misunderstanding.
Tbis could be done most
easily by those who bad
--ownp up in theold ways
but had learned' something
of new methods.
"We must all recognize
that leadership cannot be
exerciscadmia spirit of pride
and that it should not have
privilege, attached to it. We
shall only be effective leaders
and teachers if we enter into
this work because of a desire
to serve our people and our
country. We should not look
for rewards, nor even for
gratitude," she added.
Mrs. Nyerere flew to
Kenya in a fanganyika Gov-
Mrs. Eseza Makumbi,
from Uganda, who is the
only woman member of the
Central Legislative Assembly
there, appealed to married
women to work for the vol-
Up till now such services
as the Red Cross, the Moth-
er's Union, the Y. W. C. A.
and the Save the Children
Fund had been led by Eur-
opeans, but they were hand-
ing over the responsibilities
much sooner than had been
It would be absurd to let
the valuable help provided
by the vital services fall off,
just because African women
were not prepared to keep
"In any nation the homes
are the foundation on which
everything else is to be
built," Mrs. Makumbi said.
Reviewing the A f r i c a n
woman's traditional role,
and the problems that con-
fronted her in the change-
over to modern ways, she
said that a woman's first and
most important contribution
to the building of a nation
was in making a good home,
encouraging her husban-,
educating her children.
However, so little had been done
and so much remained to be done
that Africa could not afford the
wives and mothers to be merely
contented with looking after their
homes and families, she added.
The main purpose of the seminar
was to train leaders to play a part in
the future of Kenya, Mrs. Pamela
Mboya, the secretary of the organis-
ing committee, wife of Kenya's
Minister of Labour, to Mboya,
said as she reviewed the work that
had been done in the last year.
The Kenya Women's Seminar was
not just interested in intellectuals.
It included women from all fields
of work and many organizations.
Among those present on the plat-
form were Miss Margaret Kenyatta,
and Bishop Obediah Kariuki-
"Little Ed"- That Little
Teachers ofJamaica have described
Minister of Education Leopold
Allen as a 'character assassin" in
the latest roundofthe Byfield strug-
gle, reports Newday. The teachers,
who call the Minister 'Little Ed'
(or, more cuttingly, "that little man",
are furious over the low level attack
made in the Jamaica House of Re-
presentatives by Allen on Byfield's
teaching status. The Minister is
trying to prove that he rejected
Byfield's application for the head-
teachership of Trench Town school
on purely professional grounds; but
Trench Town is in JLP
(Bustamante) territory, and must be
kept that way at all costs.
Even if it is acknowledged that
Byfield's early teaching grade was
the lowest ("E"), during the 14
years of his first assignment he raised
his school to the coveted grade "A"
and ran away with a pile of exhibi-
tions and Senior Cambridge star
students, being subsequently rated as
"*brilliant" and "highly qualified'
. although he never received a
scholarship abroad to improve his
training. As Newday points out,
if lack of paper qualifications was
the main criterion, Sir Clifford
Campbell (now Governor GCneral),
Sir Harold Alln and other splendid
teachers could never have entered the
To cap this shocking ministerial
performance, Allen has announced
that Trench Town Shool is to be
the first ot Jamaica's comprehensive
schools, although no member of the
present staff has the academic quali-
fications for such a school. Said a
member ofJETA: "The minister
is either too pig-headed or too
politically dishor-est to realize whar
he is doing to the teaching profes-
sion, to his party and to the
Haiti Pays U. N.;
The United Nations announced
last week that it had received from
Haiti a sufficient payment of Hai-
ti's arrears in assessments to preserve
its right to vote in the General
Third Time, Champion.
Eighteen-year-old Monica Rutherford of Sunderland. England, narrowly retained her
British Gymnastic title at the Royal Albert Hall in London recently. The student
teacher was behind throughout the battle for the title until the final bar event, when she
beat 17-year-old Denise Goddard from Wales by 0.09 points, a slight improvement on
her 1962 winning margin of 0.07 points.
The Governments of
Antigua and Grenada have
informed Mr. C. F. Beaure-
gard, Secretary-General of the
t h a t they have decided to
become Members of the
Organization in their own
right. Grenada has, applied
for special observer s t a t u s
pending the completion of
the formalities for full mem-
This brings to five the
number of former units of
the dissolved Federation of
The West Indies w h i c h
have now expressed th e i r
desire to participate in the
activities of the Caribbean
Organization: St. K i tt s-
Nevis-Anguilla, St. Lucia,
Dominica, Antigua and
The Un ted States Senate has
approved President Kennedy's pro-
gramme to provide assistance to
States in combating mental retarda-
tion through an U. S. $848.5
million grant for construct on of
research centers, hospital facilities
and mental health centers.
The funds, under the terms of the
legislation, will be for a 1o-year
period with most of it U. S.
$670 million -- earmarked for con-
struction & staffing of mental health
centres. An ad litionl U. S. $30
million is earmarked for construction
of research centers and facilities for
the mentally retarded over a five-
year period, and U. S. $42.5 mil-
lion is set aside for grants for
university research and U. S. $67.5
million for State research.
About U. S. $5r.5 million is
earmarked to train teachers of inen-
tally retarded and other handicapped
children. The Bill was sent to
Congress February 5 accompanied
by a Presidential message. ,Presi-
dent Kennedy pointed out that
mentally retarded persons nust be
taken'care of "if our nation is to live
up to its own standard of compas-
sion and dignity."' This 'was the
first time that any President had ever
sent Congress a message on mental
illness and mental retardation.
S(USIS) H ;
The House Of
Lords And Ladies
LONDON May, 29. Ct P.
The British Government has ann-
ounced reforms that will have the
practical effect of transforming
the austere House of Lords into the
"House of Lords and Ladies."
Already six women Peers whose
tides are not hereditary sit in the
Upper House pf Parliament for the
purpose of "improving the quality
of debate". They are known as
"Life Peeresses': but the new Reform
Bill, announced Prime Minister Mac-
millan's Government on Thursday,
specifies that not only Life Peeresses
but also about twenty more ladies
who inherited their titles will be
allowed inside to debate and vote
with the nine-hundred-strong Lords.
Example Of Force
May 30 C. P: London
landlady of Negro students
in a rooming-house which
was attacked Wednesday
night by twenty-five white
youths said the they were
stirred up by racists and had
probably seen Alabama race
riots on Television. The same
house was attacked last
DON'T DEPEND ON YOUR
YOUR OWN DOMINICA
HERALD I! 1
SATURDAY, JUNE I 196
SATURDAY, JUNE ri, 1963
dr n s (FactualTest) o r am the only one who dared predict
ildren's (Fa t al Test) corner the outcome of the recent Tourna-
ment, and most of my predictions
Dear Girls and Boys, Thank you for all the interesting letters you came true with te sole exception of
wrote me. 'The two besides the ist prize I liked best were from a pupil of Pierre's performance Why did not
the W. H. School and one from a little Laudat friend. It was a pity that Alleyne write about Pierre
one of these came in too late for the contest. before the eam left instead of trying
I received a nice one too from Michael Cruikshank of Goodwill. In be for heateam le instead of trying
it, he told me of some of the things, like traffic regulations, that he would to be wise after the event trialerre
like to see changed for the better management of traffic inthat town, Very gavatches and it is reasonable trial
good Michael. I am glad you have seen something that can be corrected assume that the wickets nalda
Now you can act. You are too young to do so now, but what you can suited him, Did Messrs Alleyne
do is this-You can study hard and prepare yourself for the day when you and Co know what kind of wic-
will take your place `n helping to rule your island. You may one day keas would be encountered in
become one of our ministers then your chance of doing your bit to make Grenada
your island a better place will be there. Or you may vote for some-one On May 4th, I wrote I am a
whom you have confidence in some-one who will work to makefirm believer in the school of thought
Dominica a better place to live in. that says to select the man in form.
I got another interesting letter from a little friend. I was delighted On present form John has no right
with all the lovely things she told me. But I was so disappointed when a on the team, THOUGH WE
few days later I received an identical letter from another little friend who ARE ALL HOPING THAT
attends the same school and, it seems, they live in the same street too. HE WILL STRIKE HIS TRUE
Now this is something I would like to warn you about. This sort FORM IN GRENADA."
of thing 1 call cheating. One of them cheated. It is also a form of Itis strange that Mr. Alleyne
laziness you cannot be bothered to do it yourself- you let some one conveniently forgot to quote the last
do it and then you just copy. There is a patois saying which means part of my sentence,
"A lazy person is generally a thief," Please make it a habit never to cheat, am sure my readers will agree
Honesty is always the best policy, that referring to my criticism as a
I would like here too, to say a word to the parents. Wise parents controversy is making a mountain
should be interested in the school work of their children. o1t ofa molh !.
They can help in their lessons by explaining home-work to make them -CorrectionI
understand it, but they should never do the work for them. When they do -Corection
this they hinder the progress of the child. In other words, when the child Last week I mentioned that Val
as put to the test, it must fail. It's like a tree that is propped if the Felix's 56 against Australia was the
support is removed, the tree falls. That is why I do not believe in essay highestinningsbya Dominican for
competitions. It is easy-to know when a child has not done a composition the Windward Islands, This was
herself If we want to take our places along side people of other lands all anerror. The highest innings by
these are things that we have to be very careful about. aDominican is Clem John's 84
Cherio, Love from Auntie Fran: against the Leeward Islands in St.
Cheerio. Kitts last year.
QUESTIONS:-- Monica Green's Visit
(r) Three men represented Dominica at the last Federation Confer- Miss Monica Green of th ;ritish
ence in Barbadosi Name them ----------- -- Save the Chi dren I Do
minica to off- ,C F.
( /,' Who re res .i d the Rritish r.Gvenmti------------ which i, '
(3) Whos tihe Attorney-General 6f Dominica'----
Scoo -.-. ...- --
--SPO RTL I OHT--
BY EDDIE ROBINSON
In 1st Test
When Conrad Hunte hit the first
ball from Allen for two on Mon-
day, it gave West Indies victory by
io wickets with more than a day to
Winning the toss on a perfect
wicket. West Indies amassed a to-
tal of oi for six and declared.
Hunte provided the backbone of
the innings with a sterling knock of
i82 while Kanhai (90) Sobers (64)
and Worrell (74 not out) pressed
home the advantage. Hunte was
associated in two fine partnerships,
151 for the second wicket with
Kanhai and 120 for the fourth wic-
ke: with Sobers.
Dexter did his utmost to keep
the runs down, but it was like try-
ing to grab a handful of smoke.
Worrell's inning was the most enter-
taining, he hit 15 glorious fours
and proved beyond doubt that he
is stilt a batsman of the highest class.
A look at the bowling figures
will give readers an idea of the or-
deal suffered by the bowlers. Tru-
man got 2 wickets for 95, Statham
o for 12x, Titmus z for o5 and
Allen z for za2.
The state of England's first in-
nings gave no indication of what
wasto come. Stewat and Edrich
in Dominica. missions
with the Medical Dep Social
Welfare Department, Youth Trust
Fund Comimittee and Catholic Social
Cntre, seeking information and
co-operation It is hoped that a
clothing and nutrition scheme may
be set up here in the near future.
Harold Wison In Moscow
put on 34 for the first wicket before British Labour Party
Ednch was caught behind for 20 off Leader Wilson paid a second
Hall. Barrington and Cowdray left in visit to the Kremlin this
quick succession. It was left to week. During his stay in
Dexter (73) and Close (30) to give Moscow he had talks with
the innings some semblance of res- Mr Gromyko on trade possi-
pectabibty, Withthe score at 181 abilities between Britain and
for 5, Gibbs polished off the innings the Soviet Union, returning
with a fine spell of s p i n bowling to Britain yesterday via
and finished with 5 for 59 Hall got Warsaw.
3 for 5z and Sobers 2 for 34.
England were out for 205 and Job Wanted
Worrell enforced the follow-on.
Stewart (87) and Edrich (38) gave Trained Typist Seeks Post, Busi-
England a great start to their second ness or Professional.
innings with a partnership of 93, but Tel; 307.
wickets fell steadily as soon as they June 15
were separated. Again it was Gibbs Applicat.
who caused the damage. He fin- App ati0ns For
ishedwith 6 for 98 to give him Un
match figures 11 for 157. England LIquor Licences
were all out for 296, leaving the To the Magistrate Dist. "G" & the
West Indies to score i run for vic- Chef of Police
tory. This was the West Indies first I, CARMEN E, LETANG. now
Test victory at Old Trafford, The residing at Gomier, Parish of St.
Second Test commences at Lord's Andrew, do hereby give you notice
on Thursday. The England selec- that it is my intention to apply at the
tors are expected to announce their Magistrate's Court to be h e 1 d at
team to-morrow. Portsmouth. on Tuesday. the znd.
In a licr to the Editor last week,
Mr. P. G. Alleyne (who inciden-
tally was a selector) made a vain
attempt to justify his blunders, I
day ofJuly, 1963 ensuing for a re-
tail LIQUOR LICENCE in respect of
my premises at Gomier Parish of
Dated the 27th. day of May 1963.
CARMEN E. LETANG
To the Magistrate Dist. "E"
& the Chief of Police,
I, YVETT WILLIAMS nOW
residing at St. Joseph Parish
of St Joseph do hereby give
you notice that it is my in-
tention to apply at the Mag-
istrate's Court to be held at
Roseau on Tuesday the 2rd.
day of July, 1963. ensuing
for a retail LIQUOR LICENCE
in respect of my new plemi-
ses at St. Joseph Parish of
Dated the 28th day of
June 1 15
To the Magistrate Dist "E"
& the Chief of Police.
I VANTINA JERVIER now resid-
ing at Scotts Head Parish of St
Mark do hereby give you notice
that it is my intention to apply
at the Magistrate's Court to be
held at Roseau on Tuesday. the
2nd day of July 1963, ensuing
for a retail LIQUOR LICENCE in
respect of my premises at. Scott-
Head Parish of St. Mark.
Dated the 1st day of June
To the Magistrate Dist. "F" &
the Chief of Police
I, NOLE ALEXANDER, now resid-
ing at Bedminster Est. Grand Bay
Parish of St. Patrick, do hereby
give v- ,notice that it is my itsten-
r apply at the Magistrate's
be held at Grand Bay on
thLe und Av r lllv_. ola&
ensuing for a retail LIQUOR LIC-
LENCE in respect of my premises at
Bedminster Est. Parish of Si. Pat-
Dated the ioth day of June 1963.
June 15 29
To the Magistrate Dist. ''E" &
the Chief of Police I, EDDISON ROU-
DETTE now residing at St Joseph,
Parish of St. Joseph do hereby give
you notice that it is my intention to
apply at the Magistrate's Court to be
held in Roseau, on Tuesday, the 2nd
day of July I961 ensuing for a retail
LIQUOR LICENCE in respect of
my premises at St Joseph, Parish of
St Joseph. Dated the Ixth day of
To the Magistrate District
"E" & the Chief of Police I,
NORAH WHITE now re siding at
New town in the Parish of St.
George, do hereby give you
notice that it is my intention
to apply at the Magistrate's
Court to be held at Roseau,
on Tuesday, the 2nd day of
July, 1963, ensuing for a re-
tail LIQUOR LICENCE in respect
of my new premises at New-
town, Parisb of St George.
Dated the 7th day of June,
June 15 29
To the Magistrate Dist "E" &
Chief of Police
I, JOSEPH JEAN JACQUES, now
residing at Victoria St. Ro s e a u
Parish of St George. do hereby give
you notice that it is my intention to
apply at the Magistrate's Court to
be held at Roseau, on Tuesday the
2nd day of July 1963. ensuing for
a retail LIQUOR LICENCE in respect
of my premises at No 92-1 Victor-
ia St. Roseau Parish ofSt. George.
Dated the 13th day of June 1963
JOSEPH JEAN JACQUES
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I NOTICE TO BANANA GROWERS
Growers are notified that consequent upon the in-1
crease of the Green Boat Price by 3. 10 to 70. 15.0. per
0ton effective 17th June, 1963 the price payable for bana-
nas from that date will be:-
At Reception Stations: 5.7e per th.
S At Southern Buying Stations: 5.10 per b.
1 At Northern Buying Stations: 4.98" "
Growers who qualify for Incentive Bonus will received
an additional .250 per 1t,
E J.P. BRUNEY
Sfor General Manager
Dominica Banana Growers Association
13th June, 1963
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PrOMl AMD PUBISHBD BY 3, MAIlARTSON CHALSS, TiH BBRALD'S PRINTBRY, 31 NEW STREET, ROSBA, DOMINICA, SATURDAY JUNE 15, 1963.
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