FOR THE STUOY VOFMAN
[ The Finest Peopl I
(For the Gen.ra, Welfare of
the People of Doica, t -e urrer ee the West dies te riben Area as a who)
the People of Dominica, f'e further advancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean Areaas a whole)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1963
NEGROES PROTEST MARCH ON WASHINGTON
"A Turning Point In History"
POINTE MICHEL FIRE MURDER
THE GREATEST political demonstration ever staged in the Two For Murder Trial, One Discharged
United States of America took place on Wednesday At the assizes in November, Mrs. Gertrude Isaac and
when over 200,000 U.S. citizens, mostly of Negro descent, Harold Joseph will be tried for murder. Ralph Isaac was
but including 5o,oo w h i t e s, assembled at discharged by the magistrate since there was nothing in the
the W a s h i n g to n Monument in the capital of evidence against him.
the U.S.A. and in orderly procession marched to the When the pr
Abraham Lincoln Memorial, the symbol of the end of slav hea n h e preliminary w idow. With tears polling down
ery to every man and woman, where they were addressed hearing of the Pointe Michel his face, Balson then told the tale of
ery to every man and woman, where they were address murder case began in the the night of July rs how he saw
by Rev. Martin Luther King, foremost fighter for Negro magistrate's court before Mr. his wife on her back sleeping in bed
righ. with the window open, when he
rights. __Joseph JeanPierre on Wed got up at 2 a.m.- bow about half,
Kennedy Meets Leaders Support From All Over nesday, the first witness call an-hour later he heard her scream
p r r led by Inspector H.L, Doc, 'Cadette! Cadette! Fire on me'. As
people from all over the One of the most astonishing things trove (prosecuting) was Dr. he ran he saw that the fire on his
United States, from Puerto about both the Civil Rights Bill and V.A. Winston who, as act, wife's bed was a tall one; she rolled
Rico and the Virgin Islands, the Demonstration has been the sup- i s n at h o a screaming off the bed with her body
even from Europe, had con, port which has come from every form ingsurgeon at te hospital on fire.
verged in this great rally in of organisatio in America. Catho- testified to seeing Rosaind
support of President Kenn, s Protestants and Jews, the Lab- Catherine Balson on the Evidence Of Quarrels
port o Predent Ken our Unions, the President of the morning of 5th July suffer Mrs. Vesta Delsol testified that
edys Civil Rights Bill, Chamber of Commerce, Football ingMrs.Gtr V sta d sifd th
about to be debated in Con, and Baseball Commissioners. repre- sie rom shock and ext D te d Gebefore Isaachad salidto her
gress. The President and sentativesof the National Lawyers sive body burns. Next Dr, the day before, of Rosalind Balson:
gress. The Presiden and entativof the te ia i Wisse testified to am;ing 'She s pestr e, me all the time
leaders of both political par, Guild and the Medica Commirwe Wis test and usually mea help mole
'tiScinC'rgnnre ^for Civil Rights, Film Stars, Writ- Harold loseph hl mol
Aferevery r a the sam luncheon adjournmnt
gaion, m de up t, ha voiced their from burns on his ains ana neighbour Marie St Etienne said that
ers bfthe ten sponsoring eof support. leg and a fractured heel-bone Rosalind came running into her
ganisations, at the White English Watch On Television as well. house (which was ten feet away at
House.Post mortem evidence on the back) screaming and naked -
The three major television comp "her skin dropping n the foor" as
"Struggle Worldwide"- anie had all laid on complete cove Mrs. Balson was given by clothes droppi on other. Se te
Stevenson rage of the Washington March and Dr. Armour who, after giv` fled to a quarrel between Rosalind
Sthe telecast was relayed by satellite to ing rather gruesome medical (Balson) and Gertrude (Isaac) a
In his Labor Day Message Europe. For once, said a radio corn details, summarised his find, week before 'I saw Gertrude;
Kennedy hailed the progress mentator, Telstar certainly justified ings that death was due to 'he had a cutlass in her hand, threa-
made toward equal opport, its existence. The Archbishop of "actte circulatory failure as tening to mash Rosalind's face.'
unity fot all Americans and Canterbury was among thosr gazing Ralph Isaac, she said, took the cutl
1 . 1..- .,.., .r d .ell dress a nda a result of burns". lass away fiom his wif
called for still more.
"We must", he said, "accele/
rate our efforts to achieve
equal rights for all our citi-
zens -- in employment, in
education, in voting and in
all sectors of our national
activity." In a statement to
the U. N. Economic and
Social Council in Geneva
last month, Ambassador
Adlai Stevenson said that he
is convinced that the Negroes'
struggle for equality in
America will give great im,
petus to the cause of human
rights throughout the globe.
a! scenes or masses wi.urcssm, anu
respectable people moving in their
orderly thousands towards the Capi-
tol, fortified by the fellowship of hun-
dreds of white friends and the firm
voice of their President promising
coloured citizens 'full membership
in the national community". Afier-
wards His Grace asked the question:
"Are we doing in England all that
we should" British Philosopher
Bertrand Russell said today that the
March on Washington will be a
turning point in the History of the
United States "this march is the
real Emancipation Proclamation. The
United States Negro is on the march
and he will not stop."
-a- mamJ %
Nazis Show Up, Turned Down Accident At Gleau
Great security precautions were
taken, including the drafting in of
2oo police from New York City,
but they were hardly needed. Public
support for the march was overwhel-
mine and when Lincoln Rockwell,
self-styled "Fuehrer" of the Ameri,
can Nazi Party. turned up with his
henchmen they were quickly surroun-
ded by police more for their own
protection than anything else.
Oliver Prince, aged about 23,
was driving Jeep No. 1168, owned
by Hon. Frobel Laville, from Ro-
seau to Wesley last Saturday.
The jeep turned over at Gleau
Gommier, killing him. Two other
boys in the jeep escaped unhurt. Co-
roner's verdict death by misad-
Cadette Balson weeps
Pitiful evidence in patois was
then given by the deceased husband,
Lucien Balson, also known as Cad-
ette. The Crown Prosecutor elicited
from him that his house was a two,
storey one, his wife slept in a bed-
room facing south with glass win-
dows. Close to his house was the
two-storey house of Ralph Isaac and
"Ma" Charles' house had a flat roof
only s1" from the dead Rosalind's
The inhabitants of the Town of
Portsmouth are cordially invited to
meet His Honour the Administrator,
the Chief Minister, the Minister for
Communications and Works and
Heads of Government Departments,
on Tuesday 3rd day of September
1963, at Ii am., at Portsmouth, to
discuss an immediate change of the
1962 plan for the Portsmouth Sea
Wall and to revert to the former
plan. Also to meet at a meeting
on Sunday night at 8 pm. in the
(Signed) EARL A. LESLIE
Chairman, Portsmouth Town
Several witnesses from round
about the scene of the fire reported
hearing ofquarrels between the two
women and also of hearing an ex-
plosion and seeing the fire that night.
Harold Joseph Identified
Bright Blaize, John Emanuel,
Valentia Phaeton and Valentine
John all testified to seeing the other
accused, Harold Joseph, in the
vicinity of the Balson's house on the
day before and the same night as the
fire, although Joseph was not a
Pointe Michel man. George Green-
away saw Joseph putting on a shirt
outside his house in Loubiere in the
early hours of the morning of July
15 and he hobbled off when Green-
away set the dog on him. Irwin
Shillingford, overseer at Snug Corn-
er Estate, said that he gave a man,
later identified as Harold Joseph, a
lift to P.M. Hospital-he was told
that he had sprained his foot 'going
to his garden'.
Joseph, when asked by the ma,
gistrate if he wished to question the
last witness, merely agreed that ev-
erything said was true. He'was then
cautioned by the magistrate not to
make statements when he was un-
represented by counsel. .
When Joseph was remanded for
trial at the Assizes in November,
the magistrate stated that counsel
would be supplied should he not
have obtained legal assistance for
himself by then, Ralph Isaac was:
discharged, but his wife was reman-
ded in custody, on trial for murder.
tRINIDAD celebrates first anniver,
of Independence today MALAY/
SIAN 'Federation starts Sept. I 6*
VIETNAM soldiers clash Catholics vs.
Buddhists 60 dead.
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Mr. JUSTICE (Alec) CoolsLa-
rtigue here on holiday with musician
wife Sybil (Potter) BELGRAVE
Robinson Schools Inspector North
left for U.S teachers course after
short seminar in Trinidad LIEUT.
Earle Johnson & 37 D.G.S. cadets
back from camp in Barbados (ac-
count next week) MARTINIQUAN
Raoul Roy-Camille of the Prefect's
Office and wife on short holiday
here visited Carib Reserve with
VERNON Weekes Montserrat teach-
er born St. Lucia holidaying here
* MINISTER Stevens appointed to
Council of U.W.I CANADIAN
Teacher Trainers L.J.Shields (and
family) and Mrs. A. K. Macfarlane
arrived Thursday under "Colombo"
plan DELL Winston, Pres. D.ca
Benevolent Soc. in U.S., the Misss
Carol and Cyrilla Royer of Bermu-
da and MissZillah Lawrence, ex/
teacher beauty queen, arrived by
plane on holiday. (D-ca Benevolent
Soc. story next week.)
DOMINICA ELECTRICITY SERVICES
S There will be an interruption in the supply of elec,
itricity affecting Loubiere, Pointe Michel, Soufriere andj
Scotts Head between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on
iSaturday 31st. August and Sunday 1st. September.
! Interruptions notified for Lower Goodwill, Potters,-
[ville and all areas to Salisbury have been cancelled.
I W. S. RICHARDSON,
PDAG.. TWO D.IML .A !LALD S TUiT i-/ Y, CLST -,r9c3
PAGi. TWO_. ._',- mil .-- .. .
A Report On The Psychiatric
Services In Dominica
Dr. J. Murray Aynsley
This Report implements the excellent one written by
Dr. Hornick of the United States of America in 1962.
I would agree with all the remarks, criticisms and
suggestions made therein most wholeheartedly and rejoice
to see on my visit here for the first time in June 1963 that
several of Dr. Hornick's suggested improvements have al,
ready been made.
Nevertheless, there is quite an enormous amount of
work and ch nge necessary still to bring the standard of treat,
ment and care of the mentally sick up to even a good a-
verage level of efficiency!
The visitor is, of course, first struck by the fact that
the Mental Health is situated cheekbyjowl with the pri/
son and that the high standard of layout and efficiency
there is contrasted with corresponding low one of the hos-
pital. There is an excellent carpenter's and shoe-maker's
shop in the Prison, well organised and equipped and next
door in the Hospital no effort to help the the patients to in,
terest themselves in things-not even a small library and/or
a Radio set or two decent packs of cards let alone any or,
ganised occupational therapy.
.The standard of both patients' clothing and food ser',
vice is low-and though the hospital is clean, the atmos-
.phere of' seclusion and isolation and cheerlessness corrcs,
ponds sharply and in a completely paradoxical way with
the cheerful. "openess" of the Prison! There were about
2z,.patients in the hospital (9 male 16 female) but around'
zo others were hospitalized in the Mentdl Hos ls o'faAn'
tigua and Barbados... -..,
The following points stand out as, in my view, the
most important ones for change and revision: -
(1) The transfer of the Administration, Control and
Organisation of Roseau Mental Hospital from
that of the Prison Department to that of the
Medical Department under the aegis of the Sen,
ior Medical Officer. There s no reflection at all
on the previous remarkably good efforts made by
Mr. Clarke and his colleagues in the Prison
(2) The training possibly at Barbados Mental
Hospital of a doctor willing to 'take up part-time
psychiatric duties at the hospital; also similar
training of further Members of the Nursing staff
in order, amongst other things, to orientate them
to a proper view of Mental illness.
(3) As a corollary to (2), the purchase of an "Ectron" (British) or
a "Reiror" (American) Electro-Shock-Therapy (E.C.T.) Ma-
chine. This will cost approximately $15o $200 (BWI).
Similarly, the stocking of suitable quantities of the new so
called "tranquillising" drugs of which I suggest that .
(here follow phormacentical details -Ed.)
(4) The mixing of both sexes at meals in a common Dining-Hall,
thus saving considerable loss of food and manpower-hours and
also acting as a therapeutic adjunct.
(5) The provision of such obvious necessities of everyday life such
as magazines, books, playing cards, dominoes and a Radio set.
An adequate clothing allowance must be made so that
both sexes can be decently and cleanly dressed. This zc s not
only as an aid to the patient's recovery but avoids the "institu-
tional" atmosphere of a hospital uniform or nightdress. It also,
incidentally, acts as a boost to a patient's self respect for he or
she can wear clothes provided by the hospital if their economic
situation is too bad for them to bring decent garments with them
Under proper treatment with E.T.C. and tranquillizing
drugs, the destruction of both clothing and utensils such as cups,
glasses etc. by the patient becomes negligible. ..
(6) Certain structural improvements in the fabric of the Mental
Hospital itself are obvious and well understood and appreciated
by both the Senior Medical Officer and by Dr. Shilliingford. I
refer, of course to the lowering of the height of the walls all
round, and the covering to some extent of the open courts by
roofs, thus enabling them to be used as wards. Every attempt
should be made to "open up" the Hospital, in other words.
Under modern conditions of treatment patients do not attempt
(7) The revision of the present method of admitting patients to the
Three categories of patients are envisaged:-
(a) Voluntary Patients,who sign themselves in and can give
48 hours notice to the Medical Officer in Charge or to his
deputy of their discharge.
(b) Temporary Patients. Unlikethe voluntary patients, this cate,
gory r.'ust be admitted under a doccrtr's certificate and a second
certificate given within 48 hours by the Medical Officer in
charge of the hospital or by the Senior Medical Officer. This
is valid for 3 months, can be renewed by the Medical Officer
in charge of the Hospital or the Senior Medical Officer for 3
months more. After this, full certific-tion, change to Volun-
tary Patient Status or discharge must take place.
(c) Cettifed Patients. A patient can be certified at any time by
providing certificates from a Magistrate, an outside doctor and
the Medical Officer in charge of the Mental Hospital or the
Senior Medical Officer.
Discharge of a patient as "cured" or "greatly improved"
or any other change of status must take place in the same way
by the above officials.
Suggestions for the above patient status and also full
details can be found in the Mental Health Acts of Barbados.
These Acts have been in use for some Io years and are practi,
cal working propositions.
(8) A simple mental health "After Care" system might be instig-
ated to try and check on the conditions of discharged patients
in their homes for some months after leaving the Hospital.
(Cont. on p. 9)
T. U. Leader
of Christian Trade Union
leader Nicholas Pollard of
B.H. was prevented from en-
tering Jamaica on August 19
when he touched down there
during a six-week tour of
Caribbean islands, including
To the Magistrate Dist. "E" & the
Chief of Police.
I, GODELINE JEAN JACQUES now
residing at Victoria St. Parish ofSt.
George do hereby give you notice that
it is my ir.tention to apply at the
Magistrate's Court to be held at Ro-
seau on Wednesday, the zad day of
October 1963, ensuing for a TAR-
VERN LIQUOR LICENCE in respect
of my premises at No. 97-2 Vic-
toria St. Parish of St. George.
Dated the 19 day of August 1963.
GODELINE JEAN JACQUES
Aug. 24-Sept. 7
A AILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING HARDWARE STORES
L. A. DUPIGNY Esq.,
J. W. EDWARDS
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, I963
PARTIES WITHOUT POLICIES
NOBODY TELLS US what the
Party of Dominica stands for
cally these days. We know
stands for officially; an unexcep
little Government, toeing the office
giving thanks for mercies from
doing one or two reasonably
things in the roads, agriculture, ed
and cooperative departments. As
it could just as easily be-totally
civil servants. It appears to us co
ly devoid of either inspiration or
It began as an avowed socialist
ment, but whenever it makes
(though lengthy) pronouncement
are generally non-socialistic of even
tain instances anti,socialist. Wh;
does it stand fore
On the other hand, did anyo
comprehend exactly what the
To us, the two Parties seem r
a muchness nowadays, and the ittl
of disagreement in which they
are mere shadow-boxing. Both
from authoritative or-coittroversi
nouncements, and when the Opp
has really good:ease for criticism,
descends. Is this due to timidity
quarters or are the Parties actually
alike in mental attitudes, aims and
nations than most people realise?
on the issue of federating the small
There is no RSPCA* in Dominic
the cries of protest over the murder
twenty hapless dogs were more tha
ted out by the sighs of relief of tho
spent sleepless nights or suffered oti
comforts through those ill-bred a
Nevertheless, it is rare for the M
a town to approve caninicide as th
tion to dognuisances. We co
such ruthlessness. What is the
pound for? Are not the regulation
machinery for control of animals
municipality as loose as the dogs tt
ves? When will the Town Coun
killingoff goats and cats?
The dog ha. always been kn
man's most faithful friend. It is
ture capable of learning good mar
taught in puppyhood; and unlik
human beings, the well-trained dog
forgets. The British (and we are par
Commonwealth) are great dog-fa
in fact, West Indian writer Samu
von wrote one of his wittiest satires
extremely preferential treatment ac
to dogs in England.
In Dominica, however, only ;
few people are really fond of dogs.
who "keep" them mostly do so fot
*Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
0 Happy Dogs Of England
By Stevie Smith
O happy dogs of England
Bark well as well you may
If you lived anywhere else
You would not be so gay.
O happy dogs of England
Bark well at errand boys
If you lived anywhere else
You would not be allowed to make such
Labour has the Oppo3ition published a definitive an erna no
politi- statement. In this respect they are ahead From "Tender Only to One", pub. "Jonatbnm Cape" (1938)
what it of Government.
tionable We do not believe in one party system, Teenagers Quiz
:ial line, oneand,/ahalf party system, Crown Col,
abroad, ony Government, or any of those feeble by Tom Frost
worthy substitutes for a Government with a strong
ucation fair policy of its own, kept on its toes by Here are some questions to test your general know,
s such, a vigilant opposition. Let us give an ledge. Check your answers with those given, score a point
run by example of the Government's lack of pol- for each one correct and see how well you can do.
implete, icy. This week one of the greatest de- I. A "carat" is a unit of measurement. What
Spirit. monstrations for racial equality ever things are weighed or measured in carats?
govern, known took place in Washington. Yet 2. The Papuan language is spoken by the people of
its rare no Dominica Government Minister has one very big island and a group of very small islands. Can
:s, they gone to the microphone during the past you name the islands?
in cer, few months and spoken to the populace a, 3. What is the difference between biography and
at then bout the heroic struggle of the American autobiography?
coloured people and their mounting ranks 4. Heat is a form of energy. Do you know who
ne ever of brave white supporters: a struggle which first proved this fact.
DUPP is global in effect, And this silence from a (Answers on page 7)
Government which is sworn to support ---
nuch of the Declaration of Human Rights! Are P pl's Post
e spurts they waiting for Colonial Office sanction? op
indulge We Understand the dilemma of the Le Correspondents are asked tc submit their full names and addresses as
refrain Blanc Government. '-v pursue the a guarantee of good faith, bu' not necessarily for publication Letters should
_j' ---h i es4aift 7. a& .as=ib Contrvrovesinpolitical letters will not be pub-
ay .- -- wished anonymously. Views expressed in Peopl's Post do not necessarily
position ly committed, they .. -.nowledging reflect the policy ot the Ed.tor or the Proprietor.
silence a leadership'which they now affect to de/ the shopkeeper. Yet any time any
in both spise. They might also upset one or two Give Jack His misunderstandings come up between
y more new friends. If, on the other hand, they Jackeit some driver and some person you
oper/ putsue the opposite policy or no policy at can hear the shouting Taxi dri-
Only all, they will sink further into the bog of Dear Madam,- vet!"
islands political nullity. In regards to your article entitled The Tourist Information Bureau,
S po tourists and Taxis" August z4th, that has the power over these matters,
GEAD DOGS I agree that all things are possible in I am sure will handle these things
DEAD D thi ; world d ,of to to the satisfaction of all concerned.
t of the
ity purposes -as fierce watchdogs; seldom
as pets. Most people think that dogs are
just there for the kicking; and dogs on the
other hand that rubbish-bins are just put
out for the picking.
We think it is up to the bereaved dog,
losers who miss their poisoned canines
and those who fear further losses, to start
a Dominican Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals. The first useful
thing they could do is to teach people
how to look after and train their pets.
Many do not realise that dogs and cats
need one good square meal a day and
also become thirsty; they might also teach
their dogs to respect the frailties of human
beings, who need some eight hours sleep
at night, and keep the furry guardians in
their own yards or houses after dark. In
such manner they could circumvent the
fantastic sight of a dogconstable creeping
up with a strychnineloaded sausage,
along the rubbish/strewn streets of Roseau.
Goodwill dogs which nip children,
mangle cows and kill pet rabbits are also
barking for punishment. Perhaps instead
of keeping dogs to guard homes, people
in Dominica will have to engage humans
to guard their valuable dogs, or set up a
dogs academy like the one in Trinidad.
Everybody is trying to do some-
thing funny, but I would also beg to
remind the general public that the
word Taxi is of no importance:
when it comes down to the real
meaning, a Taximan has to have an
"H" to ply for his hire and pay for
it; but today anything that runs on
four wheels does hires for money
even more than taxis-some persons
working in offices do so.
You know something They bor-
row their friends' cars and do hires
with them: a nice excuse is put up
to cover up the deceit: "[ was just
helping a friend, man". Do the
police know about it or do they
know about it? and memberr a taxi
driver is tagged; he is not supposed
to do this or he is not supposed to
do that he is a public servant.
To remind him of these rules by
which he is governed he is ordered
to stick up in front of him the ten
commandments of the Law; every
mile that he drives the "'thou shalt
nots" ate there to remind him to be
a good boy. He has a job to try and
please everybody; he is insulted by
the ignorant, and when he does pick
up a job, the fare is handed to him
like pennies to a beggar. He is kept
in line by the beautiful laws that
seem made only for him.
The H Taximan dare not do
like the vendor, the fishmonger, or
There is plenty more to be said but
I'd rather thank you now for your
ONE THAT KNOWS THE ROPES,
Dear Madam. I would be very
grateful if you would extend my sin-
cere thanks to the staff of the DOMI,
NICA HERALD for the very useful
birthday gifts they sent me.
I like particularly the picture from
Mr. Allfrey I shall have it fram-
ed to hang in my room.
Cecilia Elwin's card was a great
surprise -how she got to know my
birthday is still a mystery to me.
As the years roll on one tends to
forget birthdays as they only serve to
remind you that you are getting old,
er but.it is a pleasure when others
remind you that you are still not for,
gotten this helps to make one feel
Once again, very many thanks.
May the HERALD "live on" to con-
tinue its good work, is my sincere
Cont. on page 7
S\T7A4.Y AUUS 31, 193 O IA ERL
Verses By Anna Burnette, W.H.S.
The school is the world of the children,
Who are struggling towards success;
The gateway to learning is discipline,
That gained, one can hope for the best.
Let the motto be 'work hard and harder'
One should never say "Oh! but I can't"
There is one way to climb up the ladder
Say "I'll try to and never recant.
Waste no time but use every moment
In gaining more knowledge and art
Results will depend on how Time is spent
Thus one must work hard from start.
Have fun only when it is playtime:
Be the best that one possibly cani
If at school one can't keep these rules in mind,
Then Heaven knows where else one can!
By Derek Payton Smith
Malaysia -- The U.N. Secretary
The people of S a b a h (Brirish North Borneo) and Sarawak have
had their share of visits over the past 18 months. Now they are playing
host to another group of well-meaning inquirers.
The United Nations Secretary-General, U Thant, has sent a person-
al representative, accompanied by a team of assistants, to verify the state of
opinion in the territories before the final establishment of Malaysia.
This follows the undertaking given by the Malayan Prime Minister,
Tunku Abdul Rahman, to the Presidents of Indonesia and the Philippine
Republic at their recent meeting in Manila.
The inquiry will certainly disclose nothing that is not already well
known. Opinion in the two territories has been sampled, tested and chec-
ked again, in the period of almost two years since the Malaysia project was
first put forward by the MalayanPrime- l'M;e--.--- --
-There was tAe joint Britiih and Malayan Cobbold Commission,
which interviewed thousands of people. At elections in Saba last Decem-
ber and in Sarawak as recently as June, federation was a key issue in-
deed it could hardly have been otherwise. And in both pro-Malaysia can,
didates were returned in vast majority.
To cap all this, both countries have already received the visit of one
representative of the Secretary-General this year, in the person of Mr. Nara,
simhan, one of the assistant secretaries-general of the U.N. He met all po,
ltical leaders last April and confirmed the strength of pro-Malaysia feel-
Not Well Received
Not surprisingly, the holding ofyet another inquiry has been far from
well received in any of the territories which will join Malaya in forming
Malaysia. Both the Prime Minister of Singapore and the Chief Minister
Designate of Sabah have spoken with some emotion about what they clear,
ly regard as uncalled for meddling from outside.
These feelings are understandable.
"Malaysia Day" may have to be Modest Price For Peace
postponed as a result of it. This If a brief postponement should prove
will be administratively inconvenient to be necessary, it would be a mo-
more important, there will be a feel- dest price to pay for peace and stabi,
ing of emotional "let down" throug- lity in this part of Asia.
hout all the countries if this long This was clearly the view of the
and eagerly awaited day creeps by Malayan Prime Minister when he
with everything in suspense, acceded to the requests of President
In Borneo disappointment would Sukarno and Macapagal at Manila.
be particularly strong. For it should And London has gone along with
not be f gotten that "Malaysia Day" the Tunku by promptly acceding
(originally set for 3xst August) to his request to give U Thant's
would also have been "Indepen- representative and his team the faci,
dence Day" for the peoples of Sa- lities needed for their work.
bah and Sarawak. It mav be worth emnhaisin, that
COLONY OF DOMINICA
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT
REGISTRY OF TITLES ISLAND OF DOMINICA
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
hereon and Caveats for the week ending the 17th day of Aug. 1963.
Nature of Request whether for
Date of Request Person Presenting Certificate of Title or Noting
thereon or Caveat
Request for :he issue of a First .cr-
Request dated Hypolite St. John tificate of Title in respect of a
portion of land situate at
Ist June, 1963, Wesley, in the Parish of St.
by his Solicitor Andrew, in the Colony of Domini-
Presented ca containing 5132 sq. ft. and
13th Aug. 1963. Vanya Dupigny bounded asfollows:-Onthe North
at 2.20 p.m. by land of Murray Rabess, On the
East by land of Enoch Christmas
& Murray Rabess, Onthe South-We't by land of Osmond Richard and
On the South East by land of Enoch Christmas.
Registrar's Office, JOSEPH A. MARCANO.
Roseau, 13th Aug, 1963. Registrar of Titles
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Cer-
tificate ofTitle on the above application may enter a Caveat in .he Lbove
otfice within six weeks from the date of the first appearance of the above
Schedule in' the Oficial Gazette and in the DOMINICA HERALD newspaper
publish-e in this Island.
COLONY OF DOMINICA
To the Magistrate Dist. "E" & the
Chief of Police.
I, JOSEPH JEAN JACQUES now re-
siding at Victoria St. 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 Ro-
seau on Wednesday, the znd day ot
October 1963, ensuing for a retail
LIQUOR LICENCE in respect of my
premises at 92-I Victoria St, Par-
ish of St. George.
Dated the 19th day of Augus
JOSEPH JEAN JACQUES
Aug. 24-Sept. 7
To the Magistrate Dist. "E" & the
Chief of Police
I, SOLOMON DAVIS now residing
a Mahaut Parish of St. Paul do
thereby give you notice that it is my
tn-1 rpM ietnty
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT Ictnulon tu apply at tc iaglstrats
REGISTRY OF TITLES ISLAND OF DOMINICA Court to be held at Roseau on
Schedule of Applications for Certifica es of Title and Notings Wednesday, the 2nd day ofOcto-
hereon and Caveats for the week ending the 17th day of Aug., 1963. her 1963, ensuing for a retail LIQUI
Nature of Request whether OR LICENCE in respect of my !pre-
Date of Request Person Presenting for Certificate of Title mises at Mahaut Parish of St. Paul
Noting thereon or Caveat. Dated the 19th day of Aug. 1963.
Request for the issue of a SOLOMON DAVIS
Request dated Murray Rabess as fi r s t Certificate of T i t 1 eSOLO
Personal Represent-in respect of a portion of Aug. 24-Sept. 7
29th June, 1963 ativeof James O'Brien landsituate at Wesley known as
deceased Archibeh or Archibold Estate, To the Magistrate Dist. "F" & the
Presented by his Solicitor in hLe Parish of St. Andrew, he Mla
in the Colony of Dominica Cheif of Police. ". :
13th Aug., 1963 Vanya Dupigny contaninig 1,63 acres and. I-I, AHNESTIE LAVAR, now r1sidC1
at 2.35 p.m. bounded as tollows:-On the ing at Petite Soufriere Paih of St.
Northl : 'ad of, N in y. David, do here iou nice "
Dunstan. Margaret- Nellie Aright,. C istby land v eby ve
_f JaaSe' r. b! oy ana rCIe6ophus that it is my intention to apply at the
Baynes, Charles Sa.. .odds. Duncan. E d w a r d s & Henry Magistrate's Court to be held at Cas-
Phillip, On the South oy ,and of James Henry Hypolite St. John, Enocn te Bruce, on Saturday, 5th da4y 6
Christmas, Phillip Henry & Daniel Telemaque. October 1963, ensu ig fok
Registrar's Office, (Sgd) JOSEPH A. MARCANO RETAIL LIQUOR LICENCE in rfS
Roseau, 13th Aug. 1963 Registrar of Titles, pect of my premises at Petite Soufriere
NoTB:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Parish of St. David.
Certificate of Title on the above application may enter a Caveat at Dated the 19th day of August,
the above office within six weeks from the date of the first appear- 96
ance of the above Schedule in the Oficial Gazette and in the A963.
DoMINICA HARAL) newspaper published in this Island. ANNESTINE LAMAR
Aug. 24-31 Aug. 24-Sept. 7
i-I-- 'w. In. ltl.~---
& NORTH BORNEO
No people in the world, with in,
dependence only a fortnight off, can
be expected to look with equality
while the date is put back over their
Nevertheless, the visit ofU Thant's
representative will have been worth
while if it helps to smooth future re,
nations between Malaysia and her
two larger neighbours.
The Indonesian Government has
expressed itself strongly on the issue
and it is in a position to make
things difficult for the young federa-
tion if it chooses.
among those who best know con di-
tions in the territories there is no ne
who expects that anything worse
than a brief delay could be involv-
U Thant has promised that the
inquiry will proceed with "the ut-
most dispatch". And, after all, his
men out there will in no sense be
holding a referendum, going again
over ground already exhaustively
This will be a much more strai-
ghtforward task. What the team
will have to do will be to confirm
what everyone in the area already
knows to be true, that the recent
elections were properly conducted
and that the issue of Malaysia was
squarely put before the electorate.
No Ratification Needed
This should not take long and
the Secretary-General has said
that he expects to finish the investi-
gation before the middle of Septem-
ber. It should be noted, furthermore,
that there is no question of having
the findings "endorsed" in some
way by the United Nations, for the
members of the investigating team
are responsible directly and exclusi-
vely to U Thant himself and not to
the General Assembly or any other
Nor will these findings be subject
to any ratification or confirmation by
Indonesian or Philippine representa-
tives. This should eliminate the
possibility of things being dragged
out indefinitely for political motives.
In the middle of last month the
responsible leaders of the four consti,
tuent territories of the future Federa-
tion of Malaysia met in London
and settled the final details of future
Before the end of next month
this last little check to their progress
towards common nationhood will
have been triumphantly surmounted,
SA.TJ 'I Y, AUGUST 31r, 1963
DO.'.'1NICA HERAI D
-----, ,,-- --"
Adventuring Into Old Books
(From the Royal Bank of Canada's Monthly Letter)
At one time every myth was a valid truth, the most
accurate statement possible on the basis of the facts then
known. Mythology is an intuitive way oF apprehending
and expressing universal truths. It is a dramatic represent/
tion of the inward or outward experience of the men who
fashioned it. The great feature about reading a myth is
not what wild hunter dreamed the story, or what childish
race first dreaded it, but what strong people first lived by
it and what wise man first perfectly told it.
A myth perceives, however darkly, things which are
for all ages true, and we understand and enjoy it only in
so far as we have some perception of the same truth.
That truth illuminated the human mind when there
was no other light. It set man upon his feet and taught
him to walk by himself. It enticed man forward out of
his brutishness, breaking down to a useful current the terri/
Ml h-ih tepncion he faree in lie all arnind him. It spoke
told them he should keep Homer's
Iliad in it.
And what is the Iliad? It and the
Odyssey are ancient Greek nar-ative
poems, the first as well as the great,
est epics of our civilization, and two
exciting stories. Every time we refer
to a siren or to Achilles' heel or
compare a love y woman to Helen
of Troy we are borrowing from these
poems of three thousand years ago.
There is, in the classics, none of
the morbid, diseased and maudl:n
we come upon in much of
today's literature, called by Joseph
Woo 1 Kruth, writer and professor
of dramatic literature, "among the
most unhappy which the whole art
of imaginative writing has ever pro,
duced." The bookstands carry books
in which pathology has usurped the
the place of art, and the writer has
become a specialist in diseases of the
nerves, filling his pages with people
who are unhappy, blundering and
Why We Read
persuasively to men and women about good and evil, cul- After reading a good book we feel
ivai t hmany foot by foo well above our normal. Lifted on
tivating their humanity foot by foo. the shoulders of great writers, we
Some of the myths are dead because they have per' catch a glimse of new worlds which
formed their evolutionary task and are needed no more, but are within reach of the human spirit.
others still provide answers to the riddles of life. A luminous hole -as been knocked in
the dusk of our knowledge, and we
Variety In Reading rise from the book with wider hori-
zons, broader sympathies and greater
Part of the splendour of our literature lies in its infi, comprehension.
ne variety. To learn from a book one does not
Ante -ravarietyd, have to agre: with the author's judge-
A person who wishes to read profitaly,ments and valuations but it is inter-
becoming a onesubject or oneauthor bore, might make a resting and useful to know what they
schedule whereby he read a book of philosophy, then a are and that such opinions are held.
novel, followed in succe'ssionby history, biography, drp"a, The book has enabled us to identify
_sodology, religior.fi_ne_rts and science. He-, ~ wougs,
to reserve poetry and the great Victorian essayists'for bedtime have caught ... .s ag
reading Both poetry and essays delight us with quick the power and the glory attached to
turns of speech,or the use ofan old word in a new and study.
exactly fitting sense that gives a thrill of pleasure. It is sometimes said by business
Or, if a person does not of life and death, have not men that life is so full of many
wish to make up his own changed very much. By things to dothat there is no time
list, he may join one of the learning about these things readingBut the business mind
groups reading Great Books. one approaches in s o m e
The great books dea 1 measure the knowledge of TFi
with the knowledge of all the common heritage th a t
time and with problems for underlies the one world men
everybody today. T h e y and women dream about. 1
provide bridges by which
their readers may communi- The Classics
cate agreeably a c r o s s the Some of the great books are class
barriers of specialization with is, a term which's frightens some
other men and women who people. "Classic" is not a word for
are looking for dLe s a m e something that is dry with age, but
opportunity. for something that has worn well.
When we read a classic we are
These books are not too likely to be surprised by learning
hard to read. They were that truths that we think modern
not t oo difficult for the have been glimpsed by the ancients,
school children of former and sometime grasped firmly and
examined on all sides.
ages or for the people who Classics are not dull. The Aga,
are leaders today. T h e y memnon of Aeschylus is twenty,
are, in fact, so truly b a s i c four centuries old, but it opens with
that no deep or specialized excitement that is unsurpassed in
knowledge is needed in modern writing: the troops are com
orr to ud t ing home from the Trojan war ....
order to understand them. along the Grecian coast from peak to "
No one who reads the peak the fire signals fly, giving news -
g r e a t books will find in of victory and homecoming on their
wings... it is the wireless of Homer's .
them the way to make or men.
ban the bomb, but he will Read about Alexander the Great
find an explanation of the in Plutarch's Lives. When hls officers .
thought processes w h i c h brought him a very precious casket
make bombers or banners. seized among other booty from the
The root problems of good datedKing Darius, heasked those One of est Ind
about him what they thought fittest One of Geest Int
and evil, of love and hate, to be laid up in it. When they had is mechanised and the 1
of happiness and misery, and delivered their various opinions, he and supermarkets.
that lays plans for building, buying,
selling and distributing goods and
performing services needs all the
creative talents of philosopher, poet,
historian and novelist. Books throw
new light on old problems and
insight into values. They make the
difference between becoming an
expect and remaining a tyro. They
provide the antidote of panic and
Sometimes the statement that a
man has no time to read sounds
like a boist. Is maker means to
say that he is too important and too
occupied with big affairs to fritter
away time in reading. But reading
is a legi imate business activity, desi-
gned to provide the mental food
which maintains the intellectual
life so greatly needed in business.
Reading is one the true pleasures
of life. In our age of mass culture,
when so much that we encounter
is abridged, adapted, adulterated,
shredded and boiled down, and
commercialism's loud speakers are
incessantly braying, it is mind-eas-
ing and mindminspiring to sit down
privately with a congenial book.
The Great Debate
We may, if we wish, take issue
with Sophocles about Oedipus and
E!ectra and the complexes named af-
ter them; split hairs with Plato over
his proposed republic; quarrel with
Lord Bacor, called by Pope "the
wirest, brightest, meanest :of man-
kind"; be instructed by 'Leonardo,
that remarkable painter sculptor and
inventor, and perhaps form an opin-
ion about the smile he gave Mona
Lia; and smoke a pipe with Sir
Walter Raleigh over his histories and
poems, his adventures at sea and his
quarrels with the first Queen Eliza,
'Ther- is another point about sit-
ring down in this circle of an even-
ing. What th:s- men say may be
provocative, discussing as they do the
persistently nagging problems of men
and bringing forward many conflict,
ing thoughts concerning their solit-
tion. But the conversation will be
clear, deep and diverse. And it will,
in times ofcrisis, conflict and confu-
sion, serve our nostalgic yearning for
the old civilities.
Reading is not a passive expert Regional Shipping
ence, but one of life's most lively Shipping
pleasures. It has been said that the SepVICe
great books constitute a transcript
of a great conversation across the
ages, and we share the thoughts. The operation of the two ships,
emotions and observations of the the Federal Maple and the Federal
writer as if we were sitting with Palm, under the Regional Shipping
them around the fire. Service in the West Indies, requires
Here are friends whose society is substantial annual subsidies which
delightful. They are persons of all are met by grants from the West in-
countries and of all ages, distinguish, dian Governments and the British
hed in war, government in letters, Government.
easy to live with, never out of hum,' The British Governmeit has now,
our, answering all questions with paidover to the West Indies Ship-
readinest. We can invite to sit with ping Corporation a further sum of
us the ablest and sprightliest of all WI $33,696.
times, the most learned philosophers, This brings the British Govern-
the wisest counsellors. All we need ment's payments since August, 1962,
do is give them a chance to tell us towards the c o s t of the Regional
what they have of value to say, and Shipping Service to over WI $140,
then meet their ideas with ideas of ooo. (BIS)
--------" Ripen In England
gs" Ripen In England
istries' new ripening centres in England. Everything
housewife can buy perfectly ripe, graded fruit in shops
TIT/ UCC--I' T, T903
DOMINIC \ H.RALD
IN THE CABIET in America declared that meat prices
E II would drop & supplies increase ifonly
By Phyllis Shand Allfrey the Office of Prce Administration
would decontrol meat. Fh:s was
From Chapter V duly done on the night of October
r4, 1946. Y:s. meat became more
On the Sunday when Ministers were created I knew plentiful, and d e price soared --
nothing of my impending duties. Donna took me swimming way above the black market price
at Chaguaramas, in the waters of Macqueripe Bay. I went when controlled and has remain-
there out of sheer inquisitiveness. ed fantastically high ever since.
t w d th fi d of Ch N. Bob and Ray the answer is
It was during the war that I first heard of Chaguara- ENFORCEMENT not decontrol.
mas. I saw it in the British newspapers, and said at once; ECONOMIST, Roseau
"That's a bad bargain, war or no war: fifty old warships
for a fine piece of land and a harbour." Besides, a lease of ruelt To
ninety/nine years is forever to anyone! r ly
Now at last I saw it the mortgaged grounds, the Animals
sparkling cove, the huge orange groves, and here we idiots
were wanting it as our Federal capital, despite all kinds of Madam, -As the owner of.a dog
advice. Donna tried to insinuate that there were surely which is both a pet and a watch'
better sites for a capital, we should let the U.S. defenders dog, I take a very serious view of the
remain. "It's Chaguaramas or nothing," I told her. It methods adopted by the R o s e a u
was a loyalist echo. So we swam, and had iced drinks Town Council to eliminate the
"dog nuisance." How is it possible
and ate hot dogs. We didn't quarrel over Chaguaramas. fo e constable to determine whecth
I had a fixed idea that it would be relinquished sooner than er a dog is licensed or not. Last
she expected, so there was no cause for annoyance. I felt year I licensed my dog and received
too that if anyone ever got to the stage of using Chaguara a badge which I put on his collar;
mas for warfare we might as well say goodnight to life and within 24 hours the collar (and
badge) had been removed from the
politics in the island of Trinidad "Stay all afternoon dog's neck. This year I received no
let's hwve tea here," Djnna urged. Bait one of my premo tag, but was told to be content with
nitory instincts gripped me. I felt I must go back to the the official receipt. Perhaps the
hotel. And sure enough in the lobby a large Party man R.T.C. expect the dog to carry this
from Antigua awaited me. He took my elbow, rushed around in his mouth and show it to
omAt m. H t m he constable when offered a poisoned
me to the lift. sausage
"Where have you been all day. The Prime Minister The Council has a Pound and
is waiting for you. There's a meeting going on in his suite." plenty of laws regulating dogs. Let
"Can't I even put away my bathing suit and brush them find ways and means ofimple-
my hair?" My sandalled feet were gritty with sand. Is the menting these laws and stop this in
sensate cruelty of unlawful and in-
House in Session, or what It's SUNDAY!" : discriminate killing of dumb animals.
"'No. This is a meeting of Ministers." AARON PATRICK, New Street.
Just like that,.
S" r-' ...~-. Teachers
Quiz Answers Demands
'. Madam,-I would be grateful if
I. Diamonds or other precious stones are weighed in you cause the public to be informed
carats -- one carat being about 3.1,5 grains. The purity as follows:
of gold is measured in caracs -pure gold being "24,carat". Reading the monthly information
2. New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Bulletin of the Cyprus Workers
2 ,Confederation for January 1963.
3. Biography is writing about the life of another person. Teaaers out on Strike, which reads
Autobiography is writing about your own life. The as follows,
words are from the Greek, meaning life, writing and self. "Greek, Cypriot, Elementary
4. Court Rumford (i753-'814), British physicist, School Teachers throughout the Is-
born in America. land stage a 24 hours warning strike
oon June zth, in protest against the
N1- law passed by the Greek Commu-
Peop s Post nial Chamber earlier this month
People s P st which among other provisions set
(Cont. from page 4) the retirement age at 55 years. This
strie wasL the fir t fit. kid in r
Meat & Fish the poor and not the rich Let him prior History.
ask any fisherman to whom he sells Over 1,750 teachers p;
For All most of his deep-sea fish; not the on the warning strike, al
poor. Does he sell to a wholesaler Island, and all schools
or retailer? or is it taken (without closed during the day.
Bob and Ray have, as they often weighing) after bargaining, by a The teachers' main den
do, eot hold of' the wrong end of woll-to-do private individual who The retirement age of sch
the stick when they start fulminating then stores it in his deep-freeze(and ers should be 60 years ins
against the price-control of fish and perhaps sells to his friends at a nice years; female teachers, tem]
meat. The controlled prices of these profit)? cause they are married and
commodities are fairly fixed to give It is the black market that should dren before August 16th
the producer a reasonable profit. be stamped out, not controls which dependence Day), must
Quoting Roseau and Portsmouth should be removed. As with so permanent; the system of p
prices (other place are priced roughly many laws in Dominica, it is enfor- and that salary scales shou
at 4a. less) we should pai per lb cement which is needed and sorely revised."
for beef, 620; mutton, 580; pork, lacking. The police in Montserrat Yours
480; deepsea fish, 400; inshore fish, found beef and fish being sold at R.
300; sprats. 200, Compare Mont, 600 and 400 respectively and started General Secretar
serrat controlled prices beef 320 to to catch and prosecute offenders.
520 according to cut; deep-sea fish, Did the beef and fish disappear from Honour and
300; inshore, 250 and sprats, 20o: the market? No. But the poor peo-
and then the uncontrolled prices of pie got a chance to buy at prices countancy
beef in Barbados 540 for stew, they could afford. The Law of
beef and then from 900 to $1.20 for Supply and Demand is a fallacy in Madam.
the better cuts. the modern world, especially in a Listening to a compel
Do I have to tell Bob and Ray small place like Dominica. 'In cast by the Chief Ministe
that price-control is for the benefit of October 1946 nearly every columnist day, I really felt I would
11 over the
tead of 55
ild also be
r the other
be able to
offer him an Accountant's job in
my firm if he fell out of work at
any time. He has a fair idea of de-
bit and credit and seems to take
that part of his work seriously.
The only qesiccin is does the
Hon/C h IfTMinister be-eve t' at 'ion,
during obligations (an expression he
used) consists only of balancing
dollars and cents, and that the only
lion-sty is financial honesty. If so in
my opinion he is dead wrung.
Kin; George V. S., Roieau
SkT J.TYY., AUGUST 31, 1963
Appreciation PMH Operates on Propane Gas.
Extra parts, Self-turning
Dear Editor,-- I would like these trays. L i k e new;
few lines to be placed in the HERALD
please. Original cost: $300.00 No
To the Do c t o r s Winston and reasonable ofier refused.
Griffin and the nurses of the Prin- (We have purchased a
cess Margaret Hospital. I beg to larger model.)
thank them for the care and attention l r m l.
given to me during my operation, SYLVANI4 POULUTY
and stay at the hospital. FARMS
Yours respectfully, imperial Road Tel: 2W Rpin
S. JNO LEWIS, Berricoa
Dominica Banana Growers Association
Banana Shipment of 23rd Aug. 1963:
Roseau 26,620 340
Portsmouth 35,671 440
r- St 4,286 49
-- -- 577 9-
Exports IstJan.--Aug, i5th .,812,630 22,822
Total Exports to date 1,879,207 .23,651
." x. to 23rd Aug. 1962 1,650,492 19,175
Increase 228,715 4,476
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QUOTE OF THE
Those who are too feeble
to protect themselves are the
most thoughtless in causing disas'crs
to others.-Rabindranath Tagore,
One 300-egg capacity
SY THEY SAY"--
BY BOB & RAY
We understand that the Hark Forrard has been sold to a Martinquan.
What is he going to do with her? Well, first of all he plans to take her
back to Martinique to refit -nd install in her a large capacity refrigeration
unit then he plans to go fishing. The boat, he says, has a capacity
to carry thirty tons of fish. Where is he going to fish? Not far from the
mouth of the Layou River. Where does he plan to sell the fish! In
Dominica, of course! We can only wish him luck, like any other fisher-
man, only in this case, he'll be up against the government ceiling price
of 4o0 per pound. Perhaps government is getting ready to relax this ceil-
m:g price limit. We haven't heard. But if they do, Dominicans c.4n
plepara for an abundance offish on their menu and this will autonma,
tically regulate the price in a natural way the law of"supply and de-
mand" still wotks if you give it a chance.
And that reminds us of the totally unrealistic prices of most goods
and commodities in the West Ind:es. We had it pointed out to us that
on piece goods, for example, material for dresses costing 35p a yard in
London costs the Dominican over $1.oo per yard. How is this? Well,
the exchange rate on West Indian currency versus the British currency
plus the freight more than doubles the price and then, topping this higher
cost, is added 30% Customs duty on piece goods! So cheap, flimsy dress
goods that sells for 350 per yard in England, commands the imposing
price of ONE DOLLAR per yard in Dominica!
By this same ratio, the Dominican should earn three times as much as
the fellow in England since he is paying three times as much for necessary
articles. But we all know the Dominican is earning less than a quarter
as much -- while being obliged to pay three time as much for the same
goods. As our informant ending his argument added: "Its very easy to
sec why the West Indies is a backward place."
We replied that his conclusion on the income vs the purchasing
power is not entirely correct since the Dominican, for example, didn't pay
such high rent for his home, didn't have to buy fuel to heat the home in
winner, didn't have to pay any income tax since most Dominicans income
falls below the primary income tax leewr
This is true, he agreed, but added that for his taxes the Britisher gets
many things such as better schools, better roads, wider transport facilities,
health advantages, mail deliveries, etc. etc. Then: "Have you noticed,"
he continued, "that the poorer a country is, the longer it takes for mails to
reach iti" No, we hadn't notice that. So he showed us how between place,
es much further apart than Domin;ca and England, mail travels three or
four times faster. It takes only three days, he said, for a letter to travel from
England to Hong Kong. about zz,ooo miles, whereas it takes over a '-
most times for an airmail letter to travel from Dominica o England w'
is only a third the distance. He contended that Hong Kong was more
"important" therefore they received faster mail deliveries,
We were slightly annoyed w i t h this deviation from what we had
been discsing a n d h e said that mail deliveries are important to the
growth of commerce and that he uses this as a gu i d e in determining the
commercial value of a given country. This seemed a bit absurd to us but
he backed his statement by saying Trinidad gets airmail letters from the
States in under two days whereas it averages six for mail between Domini-
ca and the States. What about Barbados, we asked. Same as Trinidad, he
said. Two days.
Then we thrust the following question at him: "If, we said, "if
somehow we could speed up our air mail to England and America to
two days, would this help our economy, would Dominica become more
prosperous" We waited for his reply wondering how he could justify
such deduction, "Of course," he said airily. Then he launched into
a short speech on how, when big businesses are looking for new outlets,
new places to build industries, etc. they first look into the mail deliveries.
"Communications", he called them. These "communications" are vital
to the economy of any country; but, he added, the mail deliveries are
speeded up after the country grows economically, not before it becomes a
We still like our own suggestion; however, this chap knows what he
is talking about: if we speed up our communications with the outside
world, the world will think we are bigger and better than we really are.
Then, development will commence on Dominica overnight! So they say!
Trinidad Journalists Meet
One of the highlights of the
tour of the four journalists from
Trinidad and Tobago now
in Britain was the visit last
week to the headquarters of
Overseas Newspapers Ltd.,
the organisation which will
be directly responsible for the
publication ofa new daily
newspaper in Trinidad and
Thcy spent the morning
between the Thomson News/
paper Group and the Inde,
pendent Television Authori,
ty's headquarters, lunched at
Wembley with officials of
Associated Rediffusion, and
inspected the various active,
ties of the television services
from the U.K., in addition
to the B.B.C. transmissions.
In the evening they were
received at the head offices of
Overseas Newspapers by
their editorial manager, Mr.
DOMNIC HEADSAUDY AGS 3,16
Ted Crey. After gaining
an insight into the services
provided by the overseas sec,
tion of the group, they moved
on to see final stages of the
production of th: n:xt day's
"Daily Mirror", the large,
circulation picture tabloid
newspaper which sells over
four and a half million cop,
The newsmen are Mr.
Charles Grcen, Prime Min,
ister's Office, Mr. Balgobin
Ramdeen, M.P. for Caroni
East and former Editor of
"The Statesman", Mr. Ran,
dolph Rawlins, Editor of
"The Nation" and Mr. Carl
Jacobs of t he Trinidad
Buddhism, which dates from the
sixth century B.C., is a religion and
philosophy based on the teachings
of Gautama Buddha, who spread the
doctrine of impermanence and
nonego, rejecting extremes of as-
ceticism and hedonism. The practice
of Buddhism underwent certain
variations throughout the various
Asian countries in which it became
In general, Buddhists believe that
the first goal of the relig i ou s
man is to escape from
selfish existence into blissful
--.-r otr,-n- ;,dividual man
before him .. .ose elements
separate at his death and may be re-
combined in somewhat .similar
The temples or pagodas of
Buddhists are highly ornamental,
and Buddhits literature is vast, while
their ceremonies and festivals are
most elaborate, although Gauntama
Buddha exemplified a simple and
practical mode of life. Music and
painting play a significant pan in
Buddhists practice the negative
form of the Christians' golden rule,
viz: that no-one should do unto
his brother anything which he
would not wish to be done uhto
Buddha is known to one thousand
millions of his followers (best known
in England being the famous
Magistrare Mr. Christmas Hum-
phreys) as The El.gbtened One.
Buddhalike beings or saints are
called Bodhisattvas. Among Buddhist
1. Existence is suffering.
2. The origin of suffering is crav-
ing or desire.
3. Suffering ceases (state of Nirvana)
when desire ceases.
4. The way ro reach the end of
desire is by following the noble
eight-fold path. This implies
-right views, right intention,
right speech, right action, right
living, right effort, right mindful-
ness, and right concentration.
Buddha also taught the tradi-
tional doctrine of Karma, by
which every act has a definite
moral influence which determine
the nature of one's future existence
and propounded the need for disci-
pline, meditation, a nd wisdom
(or insight into the supreme truth.)
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TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT
REGISTRY OF TITLES ISLAND OF DOMINICA
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 17th day of Aug. 1963
Nature of request whether
Date of Request Person Presenting for Certificate of Title or
Noting thereon or Caveat.
Request for the issue of a First
Request dated Murray Rabess as Certificate of Title in respect
Personal Representative of a portion of land situate
29th June, 1963 of James O'Brien, at Wesley in the Parish of
deceased St. Andrew in the Colony of
Presented by his Solicitor Dominica containing 18240
13th Aug., 1963 Vanya Dupigny square feet and bounded as
at 3. 00 p m. follows:-On the North-West
by a Public Road, On the
South-West by land of Charie Samuel, Stedman Alexander & Augusta
Dunstan, On the East by land of Augusta Dunstan, George Dodds &
Registrar's Office (Sgd.) JOSEPH. A. MAPCANO
Roseau, 13th Aug., 1963 Registrar of Titles
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certi-
ficate of title on the above application may enter a Caveat in the above
office within six weeks from the date of the first appearance (of the
above Schedule in the Offcial Gazette and'the DOMINCA HERALD news-
paper published in this Island.
POST OFFICE NOTICE
CENTENARY OF THE RED CROSS MOVEMENT, 1963
It is notified for general information that special Dom-
inica Postage Stamps to commemorate the Centenary of the
Red Cross Movement will be issued on Monday the 2nd Sep-
tember 1963, in two denominations, as follows:-
5 cents Black and Red
15 cents. Blue and Red
The design shall consist of a cross printed in red oc-
cupying a central position with a portrait of Her Majesty to
the left of the cross; with figures "1863" and "1963" Print-
ed in red to the right of the cross; with the value printed
below the said figures and to the right of the cross; the
word "Red Cross Centenary" printed at the top above the
portrait, the cross and the figures above mentioned; the
word "International" printed vertically along the left hand
margin; and the word "DOMINICA" printed centrally along
the bottom margin;
The stamps will be on sale for three months.
The Dominica stamps of the value of 5 cents and 15
cents of the new definitive issue shall be withdrawn from
sale during the period 2nd September to November, 1963,
both days inclusive.
N, W. ROYER
General Post Office,
Dominica, 24th August, 1963.
GO. 93 Aug.31
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1963
SA.T J')Y. AUGUST 3T, 1963
Psychiatric Services' Report
(Cont. from page 2)
I feel that most of the above suggestions can be fairly and inexpen,
sively followed. The structural alterations to the Mental Hospital should
not cost too much as they are pretty simple.
The cost of drugs and Electro Shock Apparatus is small compared
to the heavy outlay that is necessitated by the hospitalization of patients
in other islands.
There remains the vexed question of a psychiatrist. Unfortunately,
it may not be possible to tind a local physician interested in and willing
to undergo even a short period of psychiatric training.
The ideas of Dr. Bortram Schaffuer of the United States of Amer.
ica in arranging a system of a visiting paychistrist based on a nearby island
(e.g. Martinique or Guadeloupe or Barbados) and working these are ex-
cellent. Or alternatively, a "Windward IslandPsychiatrist" to coin
a description based, say, on St. Lucia and visiting the islands at regular
intervals can also be considered feasible.
.The expenses of these latter projects could be covered by contribu/
tions from the var ous islands co .celn.d. I would refer to a letter in the
"Dominica Herald" of May i tth 1963 from Dr, Garcia Gutieirez in
which he corrictlv states that "the Pan Ameiizan Heaith Organization,
Regional Office of the World Health Organizaiion, stand. read" to assist
in the solution of Health Prob!ems and it can only do so to the extent
that its assistance is requested by local authorities" as being an apposite
finish to this Report.
In conclusion, I would like to state that my visic here and this Re-
port rcpres:nting an investigation by an outside authority of ths treatment
of Psychiatric illnesses in the island of Dominica were both suggested by
the newly formed Society of Mental Heahh to wha m 1 offer my dCepest
thanks for their help and cooperation and success tfr tile Lutiure
Report On The International
Federation Of Christian Trade
(Continuedfrom last week)
Outlook And Aims
Nowadays the conceptions underlying the Christian
International differ very little, from .those on which the
ICFTU is based. The ideological struggle between the
European socialists and the Catholic. Church took place
in a completely different political and social climate from
that existing today; it is outdated, although its effects may
not have worked themselves out fully in individual coun,
tries. Newer sociolgical conceptions cut right across th
traditional arguments, and the antithesis is the more blurred
over nowadays because of the worldwide nature of the
democratic international trade union movement. The "free
trade union" s le has long contained millions of practising
Christians, reinforced after World War II by the "Chris/
tian" wing of the German and Italian moveme.nts as well as
movements fiom other parts of the world, On the other
hand the Christian International while still emphasising its
Christian background where this would have weight; has
admitted organisation composed of Buddhists in Vietnam
and unions including Muslims in Africa. Among these
it has plhyeddow.i the "Christian" pa t of its title. In
fact A.Vanistendael, General Secretary of the Christian In,
ternational, has gone so far as to raise the question whether
the word "Christian" should not be left out of the title
("Labour" -- official journal of the Christian Internat.on/
al, April 1963). In a re e t visit to Ird a he gave out the
title as the International Federation of Trade U ions.
The ICFTU and Christian International hold the
same ideals of service to workers and all who are under/
privileged, same conceptions of democracy avid trade un-
ion freedom. Both are based on moral convictions which
they are attempting to translate into action. Both internal,
tionals are fighting against all forms of dictatorship.
How therefore can there be differences of outlook?
These would appear to be to some extent conditioned by
institutional factors. Christian trade union movements
tend to find different allies in achieving their goals from
those of the ICFTU affiliates. They are closely linked
with some church elements and with "Christian" politi,
cal parties such as are found in parts of Europe and Latin
America. On the other hand this relationship with a
DOM!:':: \. lUFTPALlD
Christian party did not prevent Christian trade union
movements in Germany, Italy, Austria, and Colombia and
Costa Rica from being part of the ICFTU; and it should
be noted that in several European countries christian and
Socialist political parties are working together in govern/
ment. This institutional factor need not be a divisive one.
A matter of ereat controversy,
however, is the Ch-is:ian Interna, unionism unity and we are for from
rional's theory and practice of so, having lost this reputation.. It is a
called "pluralism". The General fact that we reject the dogma of
Secretary, Augu:te Vanistendael. unity Loth for reasons of exped ency
writes in the Christian International's and for reasons of principle."
official journal, Labour (No 3, 1962 He defends "trade union plura,
Meditations on Christian and non- lism" as ,giving the workers more
Christian trade unionism, unitary freedom, through having a cho ce of
and free): ... We have always had organisation to join. He also defends
the reputation of being against trade it on the ground that if a pressure
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group like a trade union movepwa
becomes too strong, it endangers
the democratic set-up. He writes:
"A finance company which succed-
ed in controlling 5o% of the indus-
try and commerce of a country
,would undoubtedly constitute a threat
to sovereignty and : freedom in that
country." Similarly with trade
union centres if they group a large
percentageoof the workers: "Ifth'
DGD had 12 or 14 million instead
of 5 million (sic) members, or if the
AFLCIO had 40 or 45 million
members instead of. 3 million, they
would put the democratic state in
an impossible position."' He con-
(Cont. onpage IO)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 19C3
Hall bumper and was well caught
by Murray behind the stunps. This
gave the young stumper 24 victims
it the series and a World record,
which I fancy, will last for many
years. Murray's selection was a big
gamble that has paid off handsome-
ly. He had very little experience
before his tour, and no praise is too
high for this twenty-year-old and the
West Indies selectors. England were
all out for 223 leaving West Indies
to get 253 fo: victory with a little
over two days to get them. For
West Indies, Hall 4 for 39, Griffith
3 for 66 and Sobers 3 for 77 were
the wicket-takers. West Indi:s were
s runs without loss at close of play
BY EDDIE ROBINSON
Griffith then produced two fine strokes There was rain during the week- the right to j
off Statham, a square cut and an end, but the weather was fine when choice and
ondrive. Trueman then uprooted Hunte and Rodriguez resumed their seek unity ii
Gibbs's off stump for 4 and West innings. The morning's play would ent or tempc
Indies were all out for 246, a deficit be important to both sides. If En- in order to
of 29 runs. Trueman got 3 for 65, gland could break through, they tivce".
Statham 3 for 68, Shackleton i for were in with a chance. If West In, It is diffic
37, and Lock i for 65. : dies got a good start, victory would istent prin
s ad E h m a s be within their grasp. England's One cannot
olus and Edrich made asound chances were dimished when cc where a
start to England's and innings. Bo- Trieman was forced to retire after movement i
lus look ed the s o u n d er one over and took no further part in ent a threat
of the two, but he was dismissed by the game. Rodriguez gave us some dom in a cc
Sobers soon after that bowler h anxious moments but managed to r i always
replaced Hall: Bolus had scored 15 keep his wickets intact by shear de- forces-prir
and England were 9 for i. Dexteter minatio. Hunte was in no hurt also natural
had a conference with Edrich,but ryand bowlngto him waslike othergroups
this seemed to have had no effect, bowing to a wall. At lunch they (7
s Edrich was caught behind off were still together and the score had Classifie
Griffith two runs later. Barrington reached 77. Soon after the interval,
joitnd Dexter and was caught plumb Dexer had Rodiguz caught by SEMI
in front ,by a Griffith Yorker, but Lock tora .:vey valuable 28. Rod-
-the.uinpire had signalled no-ball. .:_.. .. .._a .- ...
'After lunod -. Barrington immedi d J aru L" -
a e uh blarnngton te Kanhai f. Act 2. Not since
lately set about the bowling; he was the days 'of Braiian and Ham-
particularly severe on Grth, hitt- mond have Enghsh spectators seen
ing him for 15 in one over. At 64, such an innings. Kanhai used h;s
Griffith had his revenge. Barrington bat like a whip. In 90 breathtaking
was bowled by one of his now fam, minutes, he scored 77 glorious runs
ous workers, Close did not last long and put on 11 wth Hunte. Every Very al
he was leg-before to Sobers for 4, stroke known in this game of cnc- .p. M
and England were 69 for 4. A fine ket was on display. In my opinion
partnership of 51 followed between Trueman's absence would have &
Dexter and Sharpe, but at 121, made no difference. There is no Corn6
Dexter was caught behind off So' bowler, alive or dead capable of King
bers for 27, to give Murray his 23rd restoring Kanhai when he isin
victim in the series. This equalled that mood. He was like a man pos July 27-
the record jointly held by three other sessed. When he finally went, the
wicket keepers, Waite of South rest was a formality. Butcher and
Africa, Grout of Australia and Al- Hunte hit off the necessary runs and
exander of the West Indies. Would it was all over one day before the close
he get the chance to break that ofplayon the fourth day. Hunte On
record:' was ro8 not out and Butcher 31 Fo
Dexter again proved what I said ot out. Pac
of him earlier in the tour. He always Salt
gets dismissed when he seems set. I After the match Dexter said that Selfl
have written him off from my book the better side won. I don't like
of great batsmen. He has now play- the word "better". The superior J. ASTI
ed twenty-two test innings without side won. A look at the averages Aug 24. Sep.
scoring a century. Parks joined will tell you that four centuries were "Weeks"'
Sharpe who in the meantime was scored by the West Indies, while D
batting extremely well. Parks scored the English batsmen failed to get
23 valuable runs before he was l.b.w. one. Only Sharpe had a batting With Out
to a Charlie yorker. His partner- average of over 40, and he was fol- Without
ship with Sharpe was worth 52 and lowed by Dexter with 32. Four Other Sizl
it put England back in the game. West Indians had averages of over40. J. ASTI
173 for 6. Hall was now brought In the bowling department, True- A
back to bowl in place of Gnffith. man claimed 34 wickets. This was Au.
Who would have thought four a record for a series between En- -
months ago that Hall would be gland and the West Indies, beating Distinguis
playing scondfiddle to Griffith.? In Valentine's 33 in 195o. It must be ing Arl
this spell Hall came breathing fire remembered though that Valentine's ANDRE KI
and brimstone. He had Trueman 33 wickets were taken in four and hi
caught by Sobers for 5, and sent matches. The Worl
Lock's middle-stump cart-wheeling Griffith got 32 wickets at 16 and oat
first ball. Statham prevented the hat- runs apiece and easily headed the
trick but was bowled a little later Averages. In my opinion, Gibbs Osl
for 14. Meanwhile, Sharpe, who figures are the most impressive. He ViCtori
had by then reached 83, fenced at a got 26 wickets at 21 runs apiecein Aug. 24.
a s.riee wh(
for seam b
of Lock, ]
you will sze
bat and ball
inue.;: 'If ii
and the Ch
Pluralism s h
ken to extrer
In any case
their forces f
power of thi
England Takes A
Windies Hurry To Victory
At 5.30 p.m. (British Summer
time) on Monday, Bazil Butcher
scored the winning stroke at the
Oval to give the West Indies vic-
tory by 8 wickets, and the rubber
three matches to one. After the
third test, I said that the West Indies
"hurry to victory and defeat". This
time, they hurried to victory. Read-
ers will recall that West Indies were
231 for 8 in reply to England's 275
in their first innings. Solomon did
not last long, he was caught by
Trueman at slip off Statham for 16,
and West Indies were 2 for o.
:re wicke's were prepared
bowlers. Study the figures
ritmus, and Allen and
e what I mean.
handled his team mag,
ct his performances with
I were far below average.
e Chance next week
TRADE UNION from p. 9
n Belgium the FGTB
ristian organisation csc
a single organisation
more than one and
S1 i o n m em ber s,
govern the country."
lould nor however be ta-
n es wh re it entails anat*.
Issness and degeneration".
the workers must unite
or the defence of their
Them the cohesion ofthe
ber counterbalances the
e employer. They have
join organizations of their
these organizations can
n a coalition- perman-
wrary, organised or free-
achieve common objec-
cult to see a set of cons-
:iples in this exposition.
think of a single instan-
democratic trade union
s so strong as to repres-
of sovereignity and free'
country; trade union pow-
offset by cotintervailing
nanly the employers, but
y the government and
within the state.
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S This serves to inform those who have been travell-1
1ing by Air; that I have been for some time now running a)
.Taxi Service to and from Melville Hall Air Port at a nor-
Smal Fare of Five Dollars ($5.00) per seat, some passen-
gers have been maliciously told that my Car Fare is
greater than that of the masquerading BW.I.A. Bus, but
that statement is totally untrue.
The only case in which my Car Fare becomes greater(
than the normal Fare of the above mentioned Bus or any.
Bus at all is in event of a Special Trip in which case I
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