FOR Ti-; -. -- u, ;c..II
162 EAST j7 STrR-L
NEW YORK 21, N. Y
IThe Finest People | I
(For the Genera I Welfin6 of the People
o F iii a t te e t t
)of Doinica, the furher advancement of the We t In/.es
SATURDAY, NOVLMEER 9, 1963
SORDID CASES IN SUPREME COURTI
Murder Trial Starts On Monday Two British By-Elections
IN THE SUPREME Court this week, the usual listeners who
regard L'audience somewhat as a theatre for high drama
sat through several squalid little cases, disappointed that
the "death by fire" murder case was postponed until next
Monday. A legal altercation preceded the delay of the
Balson (Pointe Michel) murder trial, yoruthful lawyer
Ronald Armour appearing for defendant Harold Joseph
-- having applied for an adjourment on grounds of insuffi-
cient time for preparing his case; this was strongly opposed
by Mr. C.A.H. Dupigny, counsel for the other accused per,
son (Mrs. Gertrude Isaac) and by Crown Prosecutor
Crevelle, but Judge St. Bernard ruled that the hearing be
Charged With Crimes Against THE ALSON URDER
Children 1THE RALSON MURDER
Two little girls, oMK agedl ....
ten and one only seven years ,...
old, lost their cases broL ht
by the Crown against two
men charged with carnal
knowledge a n d -' -m.
assault against them re,
spectively. The< men, ad,
judged not guilty, were
Norden Gordon of Marigot
and Alexander Serrant of r
Pointe Michel. Both .
children were considteed by '
the Judge incompetent to :
Julien Winston, aged 17,
was remanded in custody
and Maurice Gabriel aged
14 remanded on bail after
being found guilty on a
charge of indecent assault
against a I3-year-old school
girl of Roseau. Sentence
will be pronounced later.
Grievous Bodily Harm
THE case against George Titre
charged with grievous bodily harm to
Weldon Maynes (both of Roseau)
was decided against him and he was
sentenced to five years imprisonment.
France's Nuclear Bombs
The- Fr e n c h National
Assembly ap p r o v e d on
Thursday thi provision of a
lare sum for military pur-
p o s e s, including nuclear
weapons. It was stated that
France had been mass-pro,
during atomic bombs since
the middle of this year.
During the debate, Monsieur
Moch (Socialist e a d e r)
condemned the use of nuclear
force e as "useless and
P. M. Wins But Labour Scores
RITISH PRIME Minister Sir Alec Douglas Home won
his seat in the House by a majority of 9,300 and thus
retains the highest political post. He will take his seat in
the House of Commons for the second time and make his
first speech there, on the Queen's. Throne Speech. Sir
Alec got 14,000 votes more than was expected -- and
the Liberal candiJ.te came second, while Labour was
third. The four other candidates polled less than three
thousand votes between them. "The ride is turning," said
Sir Alec, for whom it was a personal triumph.
Meanwhile nn the same day. a
... ... ... .. . .. ... .. --Y,
more "typical" seat (Luton) was
fought out and the polls revealed a
Labour victory of over 4,oo0 votes
majority and ex-Minister Dr.
Charles Hill suffered defeat. The
Conservative vote in that marginal
constituency was reduced by 15 per
cent. Communist and Liberal
candidates lost their deposits.
B. .. Commont'aors dsscr,*d
- .~k n..m a ..--..- i
"a severe blow to Government" and
it is taken to mean a country-wide
Nine Girls Leave
* NINE young ladies, chosen
out of nearly twenty candi,
Photograph o f Mrs. Rosalind dates, left for Canada by air
Balson, who was burned to death on Wednesday to take up
in he: bed on xSth July. The on Wednesday to take up
murder trial comes up in Supreme positions as horlehcld helps
Courton Monday Iith November. under the Canadian Govern,
ment's Domestic Workers
West Indian Scheme. The successful
Takes World candidates are:-Erica Mer,
cer, Shirley Roberts, Leandre
Beauty Crown Docttove, Anita Attidore,
Gertrude Bruney, E i 1 e e n
AT the World Be a u t y Contest Eugene, Ma v i s Francis,
which was concluded in Eng- Patricia Dyer and Nathalie
land on Thursday Miss Jamaica of Warner.
1963 walked away with the Title of e ir rrie .
Miss World 1963. CatolJoan Craw- The girls arsrved in
ford, aped 18, a coloured girl, at- Toronto yesterday before
tracted great attention when she was going on to Montreal from
in America and was crowned Miss whence they may be found
Jamaica by Prime Minister Bust, jobs anywhere within the
mante to mark the opening of the the
Jamaican Independence Festival. vast country. One of the
conditions of the scheme is
that the girls must stay in
80usquet A Minister domestic employment for one
,year, after which they can
Hon. J. M. D. Bousquet, take any job they please and
who was recently elected to can later take up Canadian
represent Choiseul, St. Lucia, citizenship.
after the death of Mr. Gilbert Before leaving there was a
Mason, has now become a short ceremony at the Educa-
Minister without Portfolio in tion Department a week ago
the Labour Government of in w h i c h Hon. W. S.
that Island. Congratulations! Stevens s a i d an official
More Child Readers
"' .---- "'Libra,
ry starts a Children's Book
Week on Monday when se,
condary and primary schools
both from Roseau and the
country will pay visits to the
library throughout the week;
there will be talks and demon,
stations, among which will be
a lecture by Canadian Teach/
er Trainer Mrs. McFarlane
on "Books and Reading".
The Quiz programme for
the secondary schools which
was taped on Friday will be
broadcast on Tuesday and
there will be another Junior
Quiz on Thursday.
The Report of the Libra,
ries for 1962 reveals that in
Roseau there are more juv,
eniles registered than adults-
1,317 as opposed to 1,io6--
and, as we go into Children's
Book Week, we learned that
the Library was unable to
register any more child readers,
but can now do so as soon
as Book Week is over.
Last night the Hon. W.S.
Stevens gave a broadcast talk
over WIBS to inaugurate
LAST week's military coup
in South Vietnam resulted in
the death by "accidental
suicide" of President Ngo
Dinh Diem and his brother
(Chief of Secret Police) Ngo
Dinh Nhu and a complete
change of Government.
Yesterday martial law was
lifted, and the new regime
was recognized by many
countries, including tha U.
S. A., which will resume
aid recently cut off. The
new Government has pro-
mised the Vietnamese people
freedom of Religion and
freedom of the Press.
Socalled "First Lady" of
the late Vietnamese regime,
Madame Ngo Di"'1 T'- '
and is reported to have
"ample financial resources"
in other countries. Her
children were flown, to Rome
last week under safe conduct.
The dance display to be
given in St. Mary's -.Aademy
grounds by pupils of Wesley
High School was postponed
to Wedre;'ay I3th Nov. at
4.30 p.m. Children 250,
Adults 50 Refreshments
At the Wesley High School next
week Dr. Ramcharan will lecture
on "Marriage and Sex Education"
(Tuesday 8 o'clock) and Dr Mueller,
on Thursday (same time) on "The
PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
S. O. PRINGLE back from his
course in Canada C.A. SORHAINDO,
Establishment Officer, started his
British Council course on Finance
last Monday in London MOGENS
Chr. Norlund of Denmark Radio
"Godspeed" adding some here this week to get a story on Blom-
sound homilies and exhort, quist's Pointe Mulatre "Paradise" *
ing them not to forget their MICHAEL Anthony ofMayaro, Trini-
own country. dad, to have first novel published by
-(see Editorial page 4.) Andr6 Deutsch this year KEITH
s Alleyne qc lectured c.S.A. on "The
----- Rule of Law", Thursday NEW
Are you a S*T*A*R' YORK Model Jody Mancini left a
Week ago to fulfil a big modelling
Or are you R@AOTOS assignment *
a, te CaribTh A ichest Soda
and tI:e Caribbean Area as a whjle)
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PAGE WO DOINIC HERAD SATRDAY-NOVEBER-----6
Children's (Factual Test) Corner
Dear Girls and Boys,
Like a good scout or guide, have you
done your little bit ? Remember we are going to do things
This week we shall continue to do another little thing.
I am sure some of your parents contribute to Time Magazine,
If you read the October 25th 1963 issue, on page 30, you
will read about an outbreak of a type of fever in Jamaica
and Puerto Rico.
Now, fairly large planes land on our Melville Hall
Airfield daily, carrying passengers from these islands. It is
not impossible for this disease, "dengue" (pronounced deng,
gay) fever to be introduced into Dominica by one of those
people. This fever is carried by a mosquito, the same type
that' carries yellow fever,-that dreaded killing disease. This
disease defied attempts for several years at building the
Panama Canal, In the end, after the loss of many lives, it
We have the mosquito here too, but of course they
cannot carry the disease unless they sting someone who has
the disease--hence the danger.
In Barbados, a ceaseless campaign is waged in the
newspaper against this type of mosquito.
The U.S. of America is putting up a strong cam/
paign against it; so are Jamaica and Puerto Rico. At the
time of writing, there were about 500 cases in Jamaica while
Puerto Rico had passed the I5,ooo mark and was reporting
200 new cases a day.
Now, the mosquito carrying this disease breeds in old
tins, old tyres, holes in trees, coconut shells, broken bottles
in fact in anything thrown away that can obtain water.
Well, here's your job. All rubbish of that type must
be got rid 'of in a proper way. This is fairly easy in the
-bbish is generally carted away. But still we do
nr, care-ess people woju l- ......... .. -
anywhere in the yard. Today we use a good many tins
daily with all kinds of foodstuffs. See that those tins are
disposed of properly. In the country, it would be a wise
thing to dig a hole to bury these things. Of course, some
dirt can be thrown over each tin. So make a round and
see how many tins you'll find.
We are told that this disease is one of the most pain,
ful; we do not want it to be introduced here, so let each
one of us do our little bit and keep it out. Remember, it
will not choose whom to attack if it should find its way here.
Cherio till next week. Love from Auntie Fran.
I. Give the right name of this type of mosquito
which carries both the dengue and yellow fever.
2. From your Health lessons, you must have read a
description of that mosquito. Describe the body.
3. Say what precautions you can take to prevent this
mosquito from multiplying.----- ---- ----
SCHOOL - - - -
ist. Pr.ze Zena Hector Convent High School
2nd. ,, Vania George Delices Govt. School
3rd. Augustus Lawrence Roseau Boys School
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p a. Ams article concerning the affiliation of
PatlriOt Aims the Dominica Patriots and its aims.
We would like to point out that the
Dear Madam, picture has been entirely misrepresen-
Iu the September 7th issue of The ed. We are not an affiliate of the
Dominica Herald there appeared an Dominica B lievolent Socieey, and
our aim is to help not parties
people in New York. but spec
the needy people of Dominica.
We would therefore be gral
these corrections would be pul
as soon as possible.
Secretary, Dominiica 1
Nev York, U.S.A.
EDITORS NOTE: The i;mp
which this correspondent seeks to
was given to us by a reputable m
of the Dominica Benevolent So
We are glad to learn of the ex
aims of the Dominica Patriots, an
welcome news from them from ti
If the old Dominica Grar
School is unfit fo- g boys an
girl how can it be fit for little
Are they not to be consic
That's a lot of nonsense fion
FATHER OF TI
Olem John As
Clem John. the Dominica
footballer is my first choice to
Dominica in the fcrthco
Pophain Tournament to be he
Dnlinica on November 2A
the first eleven to play Grel
P. John (I.R), -lwin (C
Gregoire (O.L), C. John (
B. Casimir (O.R), Wilkir ((
Osbourne (L,H), S. Johr (R
Martin (R B), C. Casimir (]
and Jeff Charles (goal).
With veteran played's in C, J
S. John, Greioire, Martin, I t
Clem John will do a good je
captain, especially now
Dominica is desperately in nei
a captain on the other field-
Thanking you in anticipation,
Yours in sports,
F.A JOSEPH, Combermere Supporter
governed, because they a-e saying
around our town those men that are
sent to do r:pa;rs on the motors if not
controlled, one day the whole of
Portsmouth and i's surroundings will
blow up in flames.
Sir, I wonder ifthey reported to
you the damage done to radios.
frid;es and the Portsmouth Hospital
on the i7th September 1963 at
about 12.4 p.m.? Fire within the
Madam r Hospital and Nurses Quarters; soon
ressio, I request space on the va-
correct luable columns of your jourunl to Cont. r'l page 9
emniber comment on my visit to Coulbistrie --
ciety. on Thursday 3ist. October. It is W A T A P 1G
cellent regretable to value the expense which
d will government has to undertake f&r a __
ime to reconstruction of sea wall and proper
road foundation from Colihaut to AT SYLVANIA we have
Coulib:strie, and I w;ll only say for M lots of nce young pigs
the while,Ministers concerned: Wake for sale. Prices are based on
Up! keep your eyes open! pay fre- the age and quality, cfcourse.
quent visits, lest England may not be
m able to supply D.mirica with finance Our Pigs are worm/free,
id big for an accomplishment of this and strong and healthy. Their
boyst other roads. parent stock weigh over 300
ered' At the same time, Madam Editor, pounds (Boar is 600) so you
Mr. I beg to end this letter with my com- know you have a good ig
plimenrary feeling towards the Dis- know you hve a good v
tr.ctNur.e at Coulibistrie who has if it comes from Sylvania
HREE. adjusted herself so weli by convert- Get ycur Sylvania Pig whi!e
ing the Coulibistrie Dispensary into the supply lasts.
a sort of casualty hospital I took
deep interest in the premises, separa, SYLVANIA FARMS, Imperial
red into Dr's. attending rooni, Dis., Road,-Tele; 224-5 Rings
pensary room, Patients wai'ng room
and a separate room for emergency Dol 'tb
cases, all rooms well equipped accot-
Sace ding to, their functions. 2
Lead I. is of no doubt that the D.M.C. -O
ming ;-c is quite happy about the interest '
ld in shown by Nurse Magdalene George OUr
The in her respective duty, which is an ,.
nada. Nurse keep that up!
) F. R. LECOINTE, Colihaut. TAK E
Dear Mr. Editor-Sir,--I would
be grateful to know the Minister un,
der whose Potfolio the electricity
department of Portsmouth is being
THE COUGR RMEDY that checks cop satthe
very first sip 1ccause Its warm- /,
tnstar ty through throat chest.
and lubes. It's coi'p!ete medi- /
- siio.--stoii. the lckle that /
r e'<:c cr.gh in sec. /
:e::. ko'; 3 r uYckley's
.'xture has o0ts0 all ,
others for 30 years.:
Students Choose Books
Schoolboys browsing in London's largest bookshop Foyle's which has
30 miles of shelves with 4 million books. -BIS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, X963
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1963
DTU Ancient History
Audited Accounts 1945-1946
At the request of the General Secretary, Dominica Trade Union, we
publish below the Principal Audi or's report for the period 19 May, 1945 to 30
The accounts of the Dominica Trade Union which
was registered on the 3rst December, 1945, have been
2. In Official Gazette No. 31 of the i2th of July,
1948, the appointment of the Principal Auditor of the
Windward Islands to audit these accounts has b en
Registered Office, Branches And Membership
3. The Registered Office of this Union is in Roseau,
and 24 other Branches were formed as follows:-
23/5`45--31 12,45 f848.I3.5- 305. 19. o
11/46 --31,2/46 1783.18.7 1131. 2. 3
1/1'47 -31/12,47 I424.19.3., 2256. o1. 6
I. I/48 -- 30/648 685.13 5 655. 17. 42
/4743.4.9 4349. 9. I /393-I5.72
13. The Reccipts amounted to 4743. 4. 9 and
appear to have been :-ollected in accordance with the Rules
of the Union.
14. Levies which were imposed by the Executive
Committee under Rule 15 of the Union. have been
brought t3 account in the Cash Book
15. Refunds for advances made on account of
dances have been brought to account, but details have not
been available for verifying the net receipts recorded.
(To be concluded next week)
-- Total. 24 Excerpts From The Feature Address
4. The total number of members at 3oth June, '948,
is shown in the membership records as 4947. To
Accounting Records DOMINICA AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY a
5. Most of the accounting records and methods have P
not been fund to be satis factory. Entries appear to have Monday Octoer 25th 1963
been regularly posted in some of the books, but audit was By tl
hampered by the large number of apparently unnecessary g
records kept, which in some cases duplicated the work. J. BERNARD YANKEY D.I.G.T.A. t
6. The following observations made in thc course of Acting Agricultural Superintendent
examination. of these accounts are illustrative of the manner
in which these accounts have been kept:- DOMINICA'S economic future . . is anchored in tr
(i) Entries for Receipts; and Expenditure have not been agriculture, and every farmer's effort is a magnificent con, i
supported by vouchers in several instances. tribution towards the gross national output of this country, f
(ii) There were a large number of discrepancies the health and momentum ind every outstand a
between: ;I _ _ .-
ounterto-eeipts ar eTTCeeash Books --- 'Every farmer's failure or success takes us either one (
Expenditure Vouchers andH Cash books step backward or one step forward. In an age of progress
Branch Sements and Headuarters Cash Book in every field to cope with the increasing living demands P
Countoks, District Pass Books and Account and the overriding problem of sharp competition, opr busi, I
Books. r (
) E s he n n F B t a ness is one of advancement. a
(1) Entries have been posted from Fees Books to a Re/ Every farmer's obligation and objective should be one
ceipt and Expenditure Book, and finally to the of efficient production, which simply means maximum e
Ch B yields at the minimum costs possible.
7. The number of records received for examination Singular action in any field of endeavour in this age V
were not sufficient for a complete audit of the accounts to can hardly bring about significant results. The production
be carried out. The records have not been submitted by and marketing of agricultural products has assumed an
the Secretary for 12 out of a total of 24 Branches, and the advanced status in the world today, that of regional
writing of this report cannot be delayed any longer on that cooperation.
account. (Cont. on p. 7)
8. Branch Statenmens for 20 Branches were examined
with Headquarters Accounts. 4 Branch Statements have
not been received.
9. Receipt Vouchers have not been kept for Fees
and Levies paid, and records of these transactions are con, World Record Breaker
trained in the Pass Books of the members. A total of 1397
Pass Books were received for audit as follows:-- ------- ---------- -- -
By Eddie Robinson
Eddie's Treble Chance
Arsenal vs West Ham
Fulham vs Aston Vi'la
Ipswich vs Stoke
Grimbsy vs Leeds
Huddersfield vs Norwich
Leyton vs Northampton
Middlesborough vs Southamoton
Plymouth vs Portsmouth
Preston vs Sunderland
Southampton vs Manchester City
Crewe vs Bournemouth
Luon! vs Oldham
Shrewsbury vs Co'chescer
Barrow vs Gillingham
Donc.ster vs Carlisle
Exeter vs Oxford
13 Players Selected For
With the Windward Islands
'opham Cup Tournament a month
way, the selectors have called on 33
ilayerrs to practice. Organized
practice started on Monday and will
continue for two weeks. Presently,
he possible line-up is all a matter of
:uess/work. The standard is so low,
hat hardly any players stand out.
Jeff Chatles and Roy Williams
loth look good between the "tip
ights, but'they will have to-,be;at
heir best to keep Johnson Isaac out.
lartii, Charles and Gage are my
ill backs, but Dejean, though not
t his best, could find a place.
My halfback line
,ermutanon of any three c -.;
Osbourne, Tony Lartigue, S. John,
Grell and Baptiste. The attack
resents the least problems. B: Cas-
mir, Larocque, H. Elwin, Wilkins,
C. John, Gregoire and P. John are
bout the best of the lot.
The selectors' job will not be an
asy one, and they will be criticized
no matter what they do. Sportlight
dishes them the best of luck.
DON'T DEPEND ON YOUR
NEIGHBOUR'S -- BUY
YOUR OWN DOMINICA
HERALD ! !
Fond St. Jean
- '171 Total. 1397
o. ,In view of the small number of Pass Books re-
ceived in relation to the membership, and the fact that
Receipt Vouchers have not been kept as stated at para/
graph 9 above, it is not possible to state that all cash re/
ceived has been properly brought to account.
RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURE
ii. The Receipts of the Union for the period under
review amounted to ;4743. 4. 9, and Expenditure for the
same period 4349. 9. 1l, leaving a balance of 393.
12. The following details of Receipts and Expendi,
ture prepared from the accounts, should provide the
information for gauging the financial health of the union
for the period under survey:--
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*'1~ **; ^-;,
*'. '' *'4 ~
Bobby McGregor, a nineteenyear-old ScbttisH student, streaked to his third world
record time in eight weeks recently. Bobby, ah architectural student, is the fastest swim-
mer in the world,-BIS.
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9. t 63
i The Star Party *
e: There are enough prejudiced bigoted
and narrow/minded people in life.
The STAR stands for the long
view, the high aim, breadth of vision
and a just society.
:A dynamic Party should exist to get
things done. The STAR will get
good things done and tackle difficult
tasks. The struggle against poverty is
the most difficult task of all; it will be
OMINICA'S society has often beca
described as matriarchal. It is a
fact that women of the past (meaning
mothers and grandmothers) have all too
often been burdened with the responsibili-
ties of raising and running family life
virtually unassisted. Part of this was due
to a sad social legacy of early Colonial
days: but part of it is not sad at all, for
it reflects the courage and hard work of
the feminine element in our community.
They have borne crushing loads willingly
-sometimes too willingly which might
better have been borne by men, and they
have not quailed. They have earned the
blessings and undying gratitude of their
descendants for their efforts to give the
young opportunities of which they them,
selves b,had been denied. Let us salute
those pioneer women of our community.
Every time the HERALD is published, the
head of an "old time" Dominican woman
n our front page masthead. We.
... salute them.
.Today the outlook is different. Our
girls have equal if not enhanced opportu,
cities foreducation; it was implied by the
Administrator only .recently that more
girls than boys attend the secondary
schools of Dominica. But after they have
finished school--at an early age what
Good local jobs are scarce. So far
only nine places for "domestic workers"
are available yearly for our girls in the
Dominion of Canada. Other territories
have been granted increased quota num,
bers from that country, which in our
opinion, can afford to be generous. Why,
if our girls are as satisfactory as they are
said to be in their Canadian posts, do we
not learn forthwith of at least a doubling
of this meagre little quota? Now we
have another slender but welcome oppor-
tunity of two places in the Common-
wealth Save the Children training scheme
established in St. Vincent. We all
know that Dominican girls can excel at
child care. This branch of nursing is a
specialised one, and it may be noticed that
a high standard of education is required
of candidates who apply for the year's
But nine plus two is only eleven. Are
Shakespear -- D.G.S. at a meeting o
he m rtLiterary Club on Th
The mm t* Miss Joan Sorhair
Artist that very little was ki
of the Author of Sha
name resembled that
By Herald Literary Club Reporter grain dealer of Si
"Shakespeare-the man and his works" William Shakespeare,
was the subjectmatter of a talk given to the few meagre re
by Miss Joan Sorbaindo B.A., teacher this man Shakespeare
you going to tell us that in a land of 60, Reform : The STAR will shine on dark
ooo persons (of which i1,8oo are females places so that they may be cleaned up,
between the ages of 15 and 44), only eleven examine "old style" methods (including
of our girls can obtain training or place, obsolete laws) and reform them through
ment abroad? Of course there are the open undespotic action whenever necessary,
scholarships and bursaries which are avail, in the interest of our West Indian cornm
able to both young men and women, and munity.
we should like to see more Dominican The Organiser of the STAR Party thanks all kind friends, enquirers and
girls persist in their education to the high, enthusiasts who have come forward, and asks them to take patience until such time
est possible standard, (university honours as details and conditions of mneihersbip will be announced. P. S. A.
degree) instead of becoming (as they too wordly and highly cultivated genius Night. Loee during this period is
often do) easily discouraged and accepting who wrote these play.; is a miscon' decorated with all the courtly graces.
the second or third best, which too of-en ception. Their argument she pointed Thle Second Period: The great
ea s in ird s, toout was based on the fact that what histories and joyous comedies. Henry
means casting around for someone to sup the artist produced mus. be an ex- V, Merchant of Venice, As You
port them. pression of his own experience and Like It, and Twelfth Night came
It used to bL said during Jane Aust-'s an almost illiterate nonenity could not within this period.
lifetime in England that there were only possibly have had this wide range of Third Period: Period of Gloom
two careers,(apart from marriage) open to experience, this intimate knowledge the great tragic period --.aTnilet,
wo rsof court life which is revealed in the Julnis Ceasar, Othello, Macbe,
women, nursing and teaching. Both are plays. L:a, Anthonyand Cleopatra. These
admirable and essential services, and in HiS Lif plays veal the darker and more
recent days they have attained ai higher Comm n n. is. i i e baffling experience of hmnian nature.
_,;, ~ty red rrcognlo~n than t ~a, Commenting on his lite the Fpeak.., Went distinct change in the
'der ty and recognition than t e4 said that WilliamShakesa
-i n 11564 wnt to a free expeince of life and knovwldge of
possible. But we would not wish present Grammar School- married m 582 marnkind. Life or ha is no longer
and future generations of young girls to thenwent toLondon--wascinnec fun and frolic hu a serious and
remain limt,td in scope and ambition. ted withth stage and worked for mysterious experience.
They have examples in their midst of a he manager in sonr hme caa Fodrtb period PericlesTempest.
few successful women lawyers, civil ser, records of busi The calm period. Shakespear has
few successful women lawyers iv ser nesstransactions in the middle years emerged fcom the dark shadows of
vants, businesswomen, librarians, school of his life. He then retired to Strat the tragic period and wnris in the
principals, a woman doctor, social welfare ford in r61o-1612, and died a pros' strain of a man who has endured
workers. . but as far as we are aware perous man in 1616. These are the much but who has learn to forgive.
several professions have been unexplored by few known auther.tic facts of the life 'he keynote of these plays is rccon,
several professions have been unexplored by of William Shakespeare. The author- ciliation. Prospero in the Tempest is
our girls at. which, in other Common, ship of these plays will continue to differentiated from Shakeare's tragic
weath countries, women have been highly be a controversial topic chiefly be' heroes by possessing the weapon of
successful. We would place the creative cause there is no proof, no record of contemplative wisdom. A wisdom
arts writing, painting, music in this the literary life of the writer. As that come with age and experience.
bracket. ong as these plays exist literary He has the assurance that evil passi-
brackethis is a era of scope for his to r i a ns and critics will ons, un.atural feelings (an be mas-
This is an era of scoe for the pioneer, try to prove and disprove that Wil' tered. His possession- of this wisdom
for the original, for the brave; and while liam Shakespeare is the author of the prevents him from being a victim o
we want to see all our girls usefully and plays. Whatever their surmises how' internal passion and external circum.
gainfully employed, we would plead with ever most critics are of the opinion stAnces.
them not to accept the limitations imposed hateplays ere written by ont.oneage
man over a period of 20 years. Cont. en page 7
by past centuries, but to blaze new trails The plays examined and studied in
and to write a new chapter of island the order in which they were writ'
history. ten unmistakably show the young and ANNOUNCEMENT
Those girls who want to follow the imihature dramatist, the young man A NU NN
wel/itried paths might well remember that progressing towards maturity ma,
runty which reveals itself in the addition to its every
becoming a trainee may be the first step poetry, in the depth and expression N addition to its every
towards becoming an executive or a train- of feeling in a more profound under, branch of Music Study-
er of others. And it is the duty of a standing of life in all its var i o u s THE CHRISTIAN MUSICAL
gocd Government to see that those who moods and situations. In his more CLASS has opened its COM-
excel in their chosen profession have mature plays we see a man who is MERCIAL STUDY SECTION;
something worthwhile to do when the not afraid to expose reality. Special Suhjeets being Book-
training is completed. Four Distinct Periods keeping, Typing and En/
tm -- Plays such as Love's Lobosir Lost, glish; The most modern
of te Dawbiney in London during the period when Comedy of Errors. Midsummer Typewriters of every make
rsday last week. the dramas were appearing in public Night's Dream. Romeo and Juliet, are installed; THE CM, CLASS
theatres. Richard II. This period is a frivol a
ndo explained Criti ous period. Heis still the rw is now a School-leaver's
known ofthe lifeCrit sm dramatist imitating in some plays the paradise; Its morals are
akespeare. The Some critics claimed that the style of his predecessor Marlowe. He HIGH on every aspect.
of an obscur- grain dealer could not possibly have tries to conform to the accepted taste STUDY and be TRAINED
atford-on-Avon written those plays. The identifica" in tragedies and historical plays. His THE CHRISTIAN MUSICAL
.-- According tion of the uneducated, unlettered, comedies are allied to the courtly
:cords available undistinguished and virt u a lly conventions; love is sentimentalized CLASS WY.
spent some time unknown Shakespeare with the not wittily analysed as in Twelfth Nov. z-16
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1963
Dominica Agricul- New Appointments ary to Mr. Sandys since 1960. Jehovah's Wit-
He formerly taught at Eton
tural Association To Colonial Office College. nesses Assembly
(report of meeting continued)
Income Tax Worries
A resolution on Income
Tax "WHEREAS money
laid out upon the establish,
ment of cultivation is regard,
ed as a capital expense and
not allowed as a deduction
for purposes of income tax:
amounts -received by way of
insurance for crop damage
have of late been treated as
income and liable to tax:
BE IT RESOLVED that
the Board make represent,
tions to the proper authorities
with a view to securing the
classification o f insurance
payments in respect of crop
damage as indemnification of
capital loss and not as
revenue" was agreed to in
principle, provided the word,
ing was carefully vetted,
The same applied to another
resolution referring to the
provision of depreciation
allowances for agricultural
". resolution on issue of
instruction pamphlets was
withdrawn when it became
known that two leaflets
"'b- if to trow bananas
Economically" by J. B..Yan-
key aid Lionel Smith: and
"N ot e s on Commercial
Chemicals" by Y an k e y
would be distributed to
When Sir Alec Douglas,
Home last week completed
the formation of his new
Government, one of the new
appointments was that of Mr.
Richard Phipps Hornby,
Conservative M.P. for Ton,
bridge, to be an additional
tary of State at the Common,
wealth Relations and Colo,
This appointment has been
made, said the official an,
nouncement, "in view of the
fact that Mr. Sandys has
assumed responsibility for
The announcement from
the Prime Minister's Office
added: "The Queen has also
approved that all Ministers in
the Commonwealth Rela,
tions Office and the Colonial
Office will, henceforth, have
responsibilities in respect of
Mr. Sandys, Secretary of
State for Commonwealth Re,
lations and Secretary of State
for the Colonies,' will now
be assisted by a team of five
other Ministers. The Duke
of Devonshire and Lord
Lansdowne continue as
Ministers of State and Mr.
John Tilney and Mr. Nigel
Fisher as Parliamentary
UnderSecretaries. Mr. Horn,
by, who now becomes the
-third Parliamentary Under/
Secretary, is 41, and had been
Parliamentary Private Secre,
West Indian Deported
West Indian Victor Austin was
deported from Kenya last month. A
few hours before he left Nairobi,
Mr. Austin told the Kenya press
that he had been given seven days to
leave the country because his views
were not in accordance with KANU
(the Government Party). At least he
was given definite reasons for his
rejection. Mr. Austin had arrived in
Kenya from Israel thtee months pre-
vionsly and formed an organistaion
called "Kenya Builders, Farmers
and Industrial Technical Transport
Corporation". He planned to bring
professional people from the West
Indies to help Kenya develop. Mr.
Austin had also spoken against too-
hasty Federation in East Africa. He
estimated personal cost of his depor,
taton at 400.
Simmance to U.S.A.
Over 20 delegates from the
Leeward Is, arrived in the island 'o
attend the 'Everlasting Good News'
Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Having got off to a good start at
their local Kingdom Hall on Thurs-
day morning, the Witneises then
assembled at Roseau G:rl's School.
Climax of the Assembly was Sunday
evening at 8 o'clock, when they
heard 'When God Is K:ng Over
All The Earth". This hour-long
Bible discourse was the same one
heard by over half-a-million around
the earth this summer and by 206
in St. Kitts last weekend. Speaker
at the St. Kitts assembly, Mr.W.A.
Howlett, also spoke here. The
assembly was open to all. -Contrib.
* FOLLOW THE STAR
CARD OF THANKS
To the Surgeon, Dr. Griffin, Matron
& Staff of the Princess Margaret
Hospital, I offer my sincere thanks
for the very kind treatment which
I received during my operation-
A special thanks goes to Mr. Mc-
Intyre, for the wonderful operation
which he performed. May the Al-
mighty God give him the courage and
strength to continue the good work
which he has been doing for the past
years now, along with his team.
Last but not least, thanks to Sis-
ter Telemaque, Sister Alexander,
Nurses A. Brooks, P. Joseph, T. And-
rew, and the night nurses. Once
again many thanks.
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with a liaison visit to Syracuse
University and to various Public Limacol, your favour-
Admjpistration Institutes as far afield ite toilet lotion.
as 'Calfornia. His tour was arranged .
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1963
Yacht Smashed at
Hurricane Helena churn/
ed Prince Rupert Bay at
Portsmouth into a devil's
cauldron with thirtyfoot
1 "1 I
cruiser with a line, but was
unable to re-secure to a
mooring. His handyman,
Mr. O'Donovan, then joined
the Frenchman and between
them they started the two
195 H. P. Chrysler engines.
With sufficient fuel on
board for ten hours cruising,
they weathered out the storm
,T ti-, r. t ,t Mn iA nd at
the coast o the Saints may be
the other boa:, the Hark
Forrard, but we hear it so
situated that it is hardly worth
attempts at identification.
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winds Saturday/fortnight first i g h t proceeded to ington March Mr. Rupert Sc
Sunday. Five boats came Portsmouth, where t he y do, Ex, D. G. S. former
ashore in this freak storm moored safely. Master of S. M. A., and (
S1Dorival, Ex'pttpil and Ma,
which was never classified by Doriva, Ex l and Mbothlees
San Juan Weather Buieau Losses At Fond CUl the S.M.A., both leaders
Young Christian Workers
as a hurricane at all. Among men, oFRosean, were among t
the wrecked craft are Ameri- At Fond Cold on Satur' hundred and ten thousand p
can yacht Picket and the day night, the Barbados/ who actively supported the N
inter-island schooners Baby built fishing launch Sword- demand for the rights entitled I
Maud, Wisa eht fish broe fro its orin a ar. R. Sorhaindo who wt
The yacht is the boat Mr. and drifted way. The article on the March which
and Mrs. Bruce Robinson weldedsteel hulled launch in the Sept.,October issue ,
sailed in to Dominica from Margaret Rose was swamped Y.C.W. Bulletin, had this t
New York in 1961. Driven and sank at its moorings and "The race problem in the
ashore by the East Cabrit at two L. Rose & Co. lighters States is a very complex one;
ashore by the Mast Cabrit at kR ot solution to it cannot be expect
the North end of the har sank. The Margaret Rstime soon.e Even if t
bour, Picket was smashed on has now been pulled up into Rights bill were to be pas
the rocks and is described as shallow water and it is ex/ Congress, segregation will be
a total loss. Baby Maud was pected that it will take about ticd in a more subtle and
more fortunate in rnnn two months to overhaul and gerous firm. Any complete
ore o e n n refit her. At Roseau, Howell ton must be attained thruugi
ashore on the sand near the grated education. It is only tl
market in Portsmouth: ap, Shillingford s 30 to n old an educational approach th
parent damage is slight but Lady Fatima was wrecked unhealthy traits of inferiority
at: is f eated that'the 5g-ton below Fort Young. plexes can be effectively check
cra may break up when before they become deeply fou
craf may break up when A jack Found Mr. Soihaindo left Donumi
reflnar : : A erjack Found 1,961r to undergo a four-year
U1the t-wo, --t .... w
,.urama At Mero. t t Sc., degree at lona Coilege
u went adrift during hurricane Mr. Dorival left the Lland ti
At dusk on Saturday Edith, the Amberjack, has on a fourqyear course at th
night the Matador, a Cris, now been found. She was same College -Contrib.
craft cabin cruiser belonging salvaged by a French vessel -
to Monsieur Lignieres of which plies between Pointe,
Guadeloupe broke from her a-Pitre and the Saints and Tanganyika He
moorings off the Castaways the master of the vessel has Tobago
Hotel, with a French watch, waived any salvage claim.
man on board. M. Lig/ The Amberjack another of Tanganyika gave I1000
nieres contacted Roseau and the original seven Govern- the stricken areas of Trinic
a general warning lookout to ment fishing launches, is now Tobago, Jamaica, Cuba and
all shipping was issued. in the custody of the prefect presented with a personal m
However, in the meanwhile, of Guadeloupe and is moored fom President Julius Nyerete.
SAfrican correspondent points
Mr. Harris (proprietor of at the Saints ready for return generosity of t h e s e do
Castaways) swam out to the to Dominica. A wreck .on "which Tanganyika can illa
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Cooperative drive is absolutely necessary in order that
you the farmers may pool your resources, share experiences
and knowledge, solve the common problems brought
about by lack of know-how and capital for investment,
and present a unified front to enhance our bargaining pow,
ers as we pursue the sale of our agricultural products on
the open markets of the greatly advanced powers and
Our present position compels us to view this matr.:r
with uimost urgency. If we r:.view our stand on this
aspect of production today, you will note that for almost
every crop that this island exported within the past ten
years, the markets were in fact offered to us. In other
words, we only sold what people wanted to buy, and not
what we as producers planned to sell because of our
ability to produce economically, and to attract and secure
the markets. -Ary move to achieve these ends calls for
cooperative, effort. The overriding problem of today as far
as you farmers are concerned is the market for our croFs if
we are to assure intetrsive diversification. With assured
markets; production will increase, but the efficiency of that
impact will invariably depend on how well ycu can con,
ccntrate your efforts in that direction.
The efforts that I speak of must be directed at increase,
ing soil fertility to win greater yields and economic returns
per acre, and to apply the proven techniques and methods
of husbandry. To do these successfully, you will require
the practical skills and knowledge and credit facilities.
SWe can ask oursi.lves,.therefore, as men with the same
basic objectives gathered as,a body sharing the same aspira-
tion, what course of action we should take to let Agricul-
In the wArld of today there ;. ,
are two types people, those efficiency, increased produc-
who contribute to the prob, tn is the product ofefficien
lem and those who contribute c economic return are
o t l b cy, economic returns are
to the solution. t you be based on increased produce/
the latter, for your can only tion and economic returns
benefit from this society ifare dependent on lucrative
you put into it what it asks of market prospects through
you. cooperative drive of the farm,
newly explored for dissemina/
tion of agricultural know,
ledge and information to the
farming c o m u n it y.
Through the medium of the
radio, the Department of
Agriculture through the
senior staff, plans to cornm
municate with every farmer
throughout the entire island
in an effort to provide them
with the basic advisory ser,
vice wbhch was know to be
in demand from field expe
A five minutes farmers'
evening programme o ver
W. I. B. S. Grenada has
been organized to commence
a week fiom tomorrow on
every Tuesday as far as
The programme will feature ta k;
on varying aspects of crops produc-
tion with special reference to cultural
operations, harvesting, and market-
ing, agricu rura cooperative soil
conservation; land utilization,
discussions on farming problems,
answers to questior.s submitted by
farmers e:c. etc. It is hoped that
the range of topics will be broad
most info-mative and interesting as
possible, and to deal with subjects
and problems that are as close to
the farmci as possible.
Ta be concluded next week
(Cont from page 4)
The speaker told members that
Shakespeare's fame was lasting and
permanent, He would continue to be
read by ages and in all iimes; he
would live on in the theatres, in the
classrooms; he would continue to
engage the interest of people in all
walks of life. What is it that make
.hakespeare the greatest of all writers?
She went on to say "th: one sub-
ject cf inexhaustible interest to man
is mac himself. Societies -n all ages
have shared this yea:nin3 for know-
ledge of the nature of man and his'
place in the universe. Painters, artists,
novelists. poets all are trying through
the med.uin of their work to give an
expression of their own view of the
universe, of man and his relationship
to the materi-.l world around h:m.
Theirs is the personal voice which
interprets us to ou selves. Great wo:ks
of art impart to us a conviction of
truth ofsomething which gives mean-
ing to life which .produces in u, a
feeling of exaltation. The feeling that
man is something more than an
animal. Shakespeare's work tians-
cends its age :t remains fresh and
vital to us. Shakespeare proves to us
that the resources of human nature
are unfaihomable. His pre-eminence
lies in nis having achieved a more
comprehensive realization ofman's
potential for good and evil than any
other poet. He gives us an insight
into the souls and minds of human
beings, insights into t e lives of
men-He brings to us experiences
whi-h we could never have in real
life for to us each man's mind is
a closed book. With Shakespeare we
can see why people act the way they
do, The process of thought which
leads to action."
Shakespeare reveals life in its in-
finite variety of moods: tragic, comic,
burlesque, romantic,' sentimental-
the world of the madman, the
murderer, the clown, the king the
world of fairy tale. '
(To be concluded next week)
The history of associations
in Dominica based on bran,
ches of agriculture in one
form or another reveals two
important points which must
be borne in mind if this
venture of yours is to succeed.
(1) That there has been the
indication of the general lack
of confidence and sincerity of
purpose among members, all
leading to widespread distrust
(2) That the thought of
formation of such bodies
aiose only out of crisis (e. g.
threatening closure quotas in
the market for produce, etc.)
Gentlemen both of those
are to be condemned, because
in the former an association
like this must be a family of
people united with one pur/
pose to achieve a common
aim and to face the difficulties
in an effort to solve them
unilaterally, and in the latter
case prevention is always bet,
ter than cure hence you must
ensure the stability of this
enterprise in all four direc,
tions in order to avert econo/
mic depression in anyway
and at anytime.
Since the inauguration of
this society, the Department
of Agriculture, which up
till then was the only agency
for dissemination of Agricul,
tural knowledge, has been
able to provide you members
with the opportunity for
acquiring the practical skills
and knowhow for the suc-
cessful cultivation of your
crops through the Field Days
so satisfactorily organised in
the Northern & Eastern Dis,
tricts in April and August
1963. On both occasions,
the farmer was made aware
of the various proven techni,
ques and methods in both
method and result dem:n,
The publication of the
Agricultural News Bulletin
of both March and June
issues are excellent leaflets for
the dessemination of agricul,
tural knowledge... These
bulletins have been made
available to all members of
the Agricultural Society with
the compliments of the De,
apartment of Agriculture.
A new field has been
AkAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING HARDWARE STORES
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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9, 1963
~~hyC~~~_ EIH OIIAHRL ATRANVME ,16
IN THE CABINET
By Phyllis Shand Allfrey
From Chapter II
I WAS in St. Lucia, just a short remove from home, but
I was marooned without transport. Then I learned
the truth of the modern maxim, 'greater generosity hath no
politician than to take time off from his own election cam,
paign to help a friend who is unlikely to win'. La Cor,
biniere took time off from his own election campaign to
hunt for anything seaworthy which might bear me Dom/,
inica-wards in time. More than that, he and his exquisite
fragile wife took me into their home, where I spent a cou,
ple of nights in a guest-room ined to the ceiling with books
on federalism, government and the West [ndies. I played
with their sweet little children, trying to subdue my worry.
Into that book/lined room (another act of generosity) came
a distinguished woman of the opposition, Miss Grace Aug,
ustin, to shake my hand and wish me God/speed.
I heard Carl take-off in his car at all hours with elec,
toral colleagues, and rush all over the place seeking for pri'
vate yachts, sailboats anything which might get me
h1..^ .. ; i i* i i in .- w onl, A-,, xr v m 'r-tr .tr
0. of C. Calls For
Note Circulation Falls
The Dominica Chamber
of Commerce in its grave
concern at the mounting trade
depression which had already
affected the commercial corn
munity and is likely to be
exacerbated by the tremen-
dous lossss in banana pro/
duction consequent on Hurri/
cane Edith, has suggested to
Government that, besides tak-'
in various steps to assist
directly, a programme of
public works (including new
roads planned) should be
1Ulome 1 imll ; i IUI nomnallll U ay, nllw o.ly a. ilia..i. .
hours away. He tried to persuade launchowners to risk Repairs to roads and pub,
the brief unpredictable passage. No results. And then, lic building are sorely needed
miraculously, at dawn a Swedish banana ship speeding and would keep money in
north to pick up bananas in Dominica was alerted by circulation. Weekly circu/
radio, A fast launch ploughed through the glittering lation of banana money had
waves of dawn and the ship, which was not due to call at previously been in the neigh,
St. Lucia then, slowed down sufficiently for me to stagger bourhood of $5o,ooo to $6o,
up the emergency gangway with my heavy bundle of leaf, 000 and, despite hurricane
lets. In a moment I was greeted by Mr. John Van Geest, insurance relief, this would
who kiudly vacated his master cabin so that 1 could take likely be reduced to a negli'
a rest in it. Within six hours, in blazing sunshine, the gible figure, causing a further
rattle of an anchor at Fond Cole and the voices of shore, trade recession and mounting
dwellers awoke me. I put on the straw hat which was unemployment.
our Labour electoral symbol and boarded another launch Alike in agreement 'with
(," and.th~-rie.nm cnmsf .o.s... --- GCovetnment ad: the. .ri-
As I stepped ashore'I saw that a informal political cultural Department, "t he
meeting was in progress near the bay front. Chamber criticises the mono-
I heard a speaker hiss out: crop economy and urges the
"And look at how that white woman has let you all provision of grants and loans
down! Didn' she promise didn' she say ..... didn' to farmers and the distribu/
you all believe her! And looka how she didn' even come tion (from nurseries to be
home in time! Just wanted to take your money and spend established) of crop/plants
it abroad! Even her patois was learnt in Paris! I'm tell/ oth(r than bananas.
ing you, friends, I can assure you, the election is won
The grinning porter who carried my bag stopped. I
stopped too, and removed my hat.
I looked on the faces of the people. They smiled S
amazedly. They laughed. They jumped. They jeered.
"Yeah, boy!" they said to the speaker good humour,
edly. "You said right. Belle parole. Election won
already." Some of the women hugged me, squeezed me,
tears fell. N
Ever afterwards, thinking it over, I felt a creeping in '',!
my bones of exhausted elation and apprehension.
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1963
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9, 1963
"SO THEY SAY"--
BY BOB & RAY
We wonder what genius decreed Novembcr fourth
last, a holiday. "Discovery Day" the day Columbus
looked with blearyeyes out upon the soaring mountains of
green green Dominica, was supposedly on the third of
November. As we all know, November third fell on a
Sunday and as we also know, there was a religious holiday
on the island on Friday, November first. Why then, in
the name of common sense, should we handicap the
island further by celebrating Discovery Day (which comes
every 3rd November) to Monday, the fourth; And, we
rTpea., who is it that decides such things. This was, a we
all know, a "bank holiday" and as such carries more offi-
cial status as a holiday so perhaps th. banks decreed the
date a holiday - ut ONLY the banks on Dominica,
as elsewhere in the Caribbean, were open for business as
Strictly local holidays should be deliberately put on a
Sunday, never celebrated on a week day, as it is very in-
considerate of the others in the world who are trying to do
business 'vith us. Salesmen fly in-o DominiLa with a
minimum amount of time to spend. The amount of pro,
spective business on Dominica does not warrant most sales,
men time to come again when here is no holiday or stay an
extra day (and miss appointments previously arranged on
other islands). So they say.
We always had great reservations about the pumice
`business here since Dominica is such a long distance from
the markets using pumice. Given every advantage perhaps,
a pumice mining company might be able to operate here
but these advantages do 'not seem to be forthcoming.
Who is to make these advantages possible? Government.
And howy long is it since government began to decide, just
what they should "give" in order to "get". Seventeen
mnths;! :l b.ti-iad of-tim-e has coasdcl by siaze.punmice
was discussed with the Americans. We understand delays
like, this .re common here but is it: alwayss necessary to
have delays, long time intervals of nothing? "Strike while
the irop is hot", is the slogan of progressive.people and we
understand the pumice business is growing colder each and
every day that government does nothing. So they say.
Speaking of long delays, what ever happened to the
proposed Ft. Young Hotel? Soon the planners of this
project will be asking their stockholders for more money as
month by month the prices of building materials are rising.
It only goes to underline that we are living in a changing
world whether we like it or not. Things do not stand
still and prices never go down, always higher! The longer
the hotel is put off the more expensive it will become to
construct and furnish it. Then, one day, the estimates will
need be revised upward and the cry will go out "more
money is needed" and then is the time most investors will
withdraw (if they haven't done so before that time). "Strike
while the iron is hot" seems to be needed in this case and
the iron or enthusiasm of the people for a new commercial
hotel in Roseau is cooling rapidly. Who are the people
reluctant to begin to build? Who is dragging their feet?
its it indeed government again that is holding up the much
needed improvement to Dominica?
Recently we talked with a member of a team of agri,
cultural experts making a trade survey for the U. N. This
man told us over half of the banana crop in the Caribbean
has been knocked flat by hurricanes this year. Between the
time Edith mashed Martinique until Helene clobbered
Guadeloupe, two billion banana trees were broken and this
means a big shortage of the fruit in Europe. He told is
that the price of bananas in the shops in France and
England has reached as high as 430 (WI) per pound!
It is customarily around 19g to 21z (WI), he said, so this
is double now. Perhaps the growers on the French islands
have the advantage of free selling to this higher market
since they deal direct with buyers in France and do not go
through a buying group or association. If a banana grower
on Guadeloupe is lucky enough to have any stems that are
marketable now, he can demand a price of roughly four
times as much as we are currently being paid here.
Our food' expert also rold us that Dominica produces
about 2." of the crops she could produce. We were
shocked at this low figure but he had a very convincing set
of charts which he show've us based on what Dominica
imp r's and what she raises for herself. When he finished
showing us the tons of salt codfish, canned fish, bloaters,
etc. we import f.om othet countries, and the tons of meats,
tinned and fesh and smoked that w: buy from other
lands, tons of rice. coffee, sugar, red beans, ete. etc. etc. our
head wis sp nnin' aacund. Then, when we asked the
question: "why don'r we raise this food ourselves" he said:
"Dominican-, like the people of al underdeveloped and
undernounlshed countries, do not know 1h0W to farm!
They think they do but unfortunately they do not. Agri-
cultural education is the most vitally needed thing in the
world today." So he said.
WHAT IS A GRADE AEGG?
E GGS are graded by their freshness and to measure this
man has invented a machine to determine the height of
the albumen (white) when the egg is broken onto a steel
plate. The height is measured in Haugh Units. The
next criterion is the size of the air sack in the rounded end
of the egg. The older ,n. egg becomes, the larger the air
sack. Finally the quality of the yolk is determined also by
the Haugh Unit method.
AIR TEMPERATURE IMPORTANT TO FRESHNESS
A Grade A egg deterioraces and 6Icomes Grade B in 30
days at 68 (F) degrees; in 21 days at 70 (F) degrees; in To
days at 75 (F) degrees; in 5 days at 80 (F) degrees ...
in 3 days at 85 (F) degrees
in i day at 90 (F) degrees
in 12 hours at 95 (F) degrees
How hot does it get in Roseau e What is the air tempera,
ture in your kitchen .
Ar SLvuIvNA FARMS, eggs are collected four times daily,
,placed in a cool room and rushed to yzu in cartons bear-
ing the date they were laid.
LOOK AT THE DATE ON THE CARTON.
SYLVANIA-FRESH-EGGS are strictly Grade A by the most
rigid tests. That's why Sylvania-Fresh-Eggs are better for
you, taste so good. But regardless of whategs you buy,
take care to refrigerate them at once to preserve their fresh,
ness. Remember, in one day, at 90 degrees, a perfectly
fresh, Grade A Egg, becomes Grade B.
SYLVANIA POULTRY FARMS, Imperial Road, Roseau.
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Cont. from paTe 2
after the Public Works Office was a
showcase of Radios. The day after
over 2n Radios including Mr. Van
Geest's Deep Fr;dye from Long House
Banana shed (for the storage of meat
for his workers) and the Hospital
Surgery Light we e among the num-
bers of electrical appliances rendered
The worst of it is when people
a s k e i the Heads of Depaitment
"what happened" they were ready
to fight. I not that a shame.
During Hurricane Edith there was
a major breakdown; the General
Public kept quiet because wnat was
the cause could be seen, but when it
is a technical one, is it not the duty
of those concerned to i n f o r m the
Sir, I wonder if those men res-
ponsible are Civil Servants and are
members of that great association
CSA-ifso, please advise th e m
well, because the voice of the people is
the voice of God.
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CARD OF THANKS
Mrs Alice Alexander, Mr Dorival
Alexander, Mrs Maurice Gasper
(nee' Alexander) Mrs Owen Hill and
ail the other relatives desire
through this medium to thank all
those who in various ways showed
kindness and sympathy on the
death of Dorothy.
When such fast relief comes with the first
sip of JACK & JILL COUGH SYRUP, the kid-
dies' very own remedy. It tastes so good,
they lick the spoor. Clears up those pesky
coughs so fast that it is cherished by de-
voted Mothers in every Province. Contains
that all-important Vitamin C that kiddies
need more of in feverish conditions.
n,,a @- 1L C NUGH
WiT;I VITAMIN C
A. C. SHILLINGFORD & CO. -- AGENTS
DOMINIC 6 HERALD
'.AC: IEN DO'iN'CA H ,RALD
By Eddie Robinson
In a one sided match on
Wednesday, Combermere made
sure of winning the 1963 League
Championship by beating Empire
by 3 goals to nil. Empire were a
beaten side before this game started,
They were without Tony Larrigue,
and had only nine men at the kick-
off Combermere, sporting new
colours, showed that they were
determined to settle the issue quickly,
and went ahead through Gregoire
in the eighth minute. Gregoire was
again right on the target just before
halftime when he headed in a well
taken corner kick by Stedman.
Empire lacked penetration; their
defence had to work overtime as
their forwards could not hold the ball.
Ten minutes before the end, P.
John put the issue beyond doubt
when he scored from six yards.
First Trial Disappointing
The first trial match in prepare,
tion for the Windward Islands Po-
pham Cup Tournament was played
on Sunday. R. Osbourne's team
proved too strong for the opposition
who played with ten men for most of
the game. Why the selectors failed
to call on subtitutes is beyond me.
Thirty-three men were selected to
practice, but a bare twenty-two were
asked to participate in this game.
Martin's retirement left a big hole in
T. Baptste's team, yet, had a substi,
tute been available, the game would
have h~ne a bette: one.
_ '.Ihales had a bad day and&
let in at least two goals he should
have stopped easily.' Al in all, the
selectors saw nothing that they did
not already know. 'Rend has not the
makings of a winger and showed his
shortcomings. W. Leblanc lacks dash
and can never be an ideal centre-for-
ward: Albert Shillingford too often
finds himself offside, but he has the
speed and dash required of a winger.
I hope that Wilkins' commission does
not mean that he has been written
off. For my opinion, he is the only
allround footballer in the island.
Readers would be disappointed if
I did not suggest a team, so here it is.
(Goalkeepers) R. Williams, J. Isaac,
(Full backs)Martin, Wilkins, Charles
(Halves) Osbourne, S. John, Bap,
tiste, M. Jno. Baptiste, Tony Lar-
tigue, (Forwards) Albert Shilling,
ford, Larocque, Elwin, P. John,
C. John and A. Gregoire.
Eddie's Treble Chance
S.M.A. Radio Club Colaire (VI'2Y).
The classes will deal with
Recently founded at the Fundamentals of Radio
St. Marys Academy is an (Broadcs ing, Repairs &
(8-member strong Amateur Theory), building simple
Radio Club. transmitters, Morse Code,
The Club will be under sending and receiving; with
the d ir ec t supervision of toe ultimate aim of setting up
Brother Kent (himself an an S. M. A. A m ate u r
"Old Ham") and classes in Station.
Basic Electronics will be The Club plans to meet
conducted by A d d i s o n every Saturday.
"FEDERAL MAPLE" FROM TRINIDAD AND
SOUTHERN ISLANDS TO NORTHERN IS,
LANDS AND JAMAICA IS NOW EXPECTED
AT ROSEAU ON TUESDAY THE 12TH, P.M.
INTERESTED PERSONS SHOULD KEEP IN
TOUCH WITH THE AGENTS FOR FINAL
THE M.V. "FEDERAL PALM" SOUTH BOUND
IS EXPECTED ON HER NORMAL SCHEDULE
TIME ON WEDNESDAY THE 12TH.
L. ROSE & CO. LTD. Shipping Dept.
We regret to have to re,
cord the death of Dorothy
Alexander which took place TUB
at Loubiere on Sunday 3rd
November 1963 at 7 a.m.
Dorothy suffered for some
months from incurable cqn,
cer, but bore it all bravely,
until she passed peacefully Very al
away foified-hby the--last-rikes S. P- M
of the Church, administered &
to her by Rev. Father Huys/ Corne
mtnns, who paid her frequent King
visits during her illness.
The funeral which took July 27-
place on Sunday afternoon
vas very well attended. A
She leaves to mourn theif Anol
loss, her mother Mrs. Alice VITTORIA
Alexander, her daughter Ideal For '"
Mrs. Owen Hill, her son
Leonard, her sister Mrs. S.P. II
Mamie Gasper (nee Alex,
ander) her brother Mr. Dori Tel. 360.
val Alexander (of the Nov. 9-
Tobacco Factory) another S
brother Mr. George Alex,
ander (in the U. S. A.) a
sister Mrs. Tina Daniel (ned ANKER
Alexander) in the U. K., VALUI
fo ur grandchildren and VERY
several other relatives. J. AST
May her soul rest in peace Ot. -N
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AN APPRECIATION AND THANKS
i DOMINICA JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Tobago Hurricane Appeal
S The President and members of the Dominica Junior Chamber of
Commerce wish to express their appreciation ard grateful thanks to all
those who so willingly contributed to our TOBAGO HURRICANE API
PEAL by donation of cash, clothing, and materials.
Cash Received $19.24
I Clothing & Material (8) crates ]
S Thanks to everyone for your kind and charitable act of helping!,
,others in time of need.
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Exports Ist Jan. to 25th Oct., 1963
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Total Exports to Ist Nov., 1962
THE EMPIRE CLUB PRESENTS
The wealth sot1Tcurtintyf'TamenT on stage at the-
St. Gerard's Hall on November 10th, at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets Front Seats $1.00
A music and song festival. Hear the Big names in Calypsoes
SAINT, SPARK, IDOL. SEE !! Sybil Joseph Dance Troupe
LISTEN ! to Marie Davis Pierre and her choir.
The Whitch-Steelband and their latest renditions.
Dont miss hearing Julius Alleyne, Albert Alexander, Alma John,
Avandale Rene, Joan Pemberton, Norman Letang and Bing
Casimir. Hear Dominica's greatest Comedian R. Richards.
Music by the JEWELS
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Please send in your answers early!
We regret that some replies arrived
late this week.-AUNTY FRAN.
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, (r 3
Results of Grand Raffle Gocdwill Festival
Drawn at Festival-ground at 8.0; pm.. November 3rd
1st. Prize: $200.00 to Dorothy NichAlls, Roseau. Ticket
2nd. Prize: $10-000 to Miss Josephine Constant,
Old Street, Roseau, ticket 257
3rd Prize: 50.0O to V. A. Blaize of La Plaine. Ticket
Seller of most tickets: $25.oo to Cecilia Elwin (hat,trick.
Seller of most in 1961-62-63!!!!)
Seller of next to most: $i5.oo to Miss Sylvia Toulon
Seller of winning ticket: $io.oo to Miss Sandra Kyson.
- Prizes to be collected at the Goodwill Presbytery.
Taxi H 1510. Six months Old
Mileage 10,000 Owner driven
Contact: BULLY, Shillingford's Car Accessories
or BABA, Shillingford Motors
or O.D. RICHARDS, Pointe Michel
Dominica Banana Growers Association
Banana Shipment of 1st Nov. 1965: