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ESTABLISHED 1955 SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1964 PRICE 10o
A STATEMENT BY D.G.S. STAFF
"0 Judgement thou art fled to brutish beasts
And men have lost their reason"
SHAKESPEARE, Julius Caesar.
IN view of the recent controversy over the master-boy
kicking incident, we, the members of the staff of the
Dominica Grammar School, feel ourselves compelled to
bring the facts to the public. We consider this step ex,
tremely important because of the widespread belief thit the
Headmaster and staff were not sufficiently active in their
attempts to settle the matter at departmental level.
The controversial incident
occurred on the morning of
the 13th. December, 1963,
the last day of term. At a
staff meeting in the afternoon
of the same day, the boy's
guardian, Mr. S t e d m a n
Patrick, and later, the' Min-
ister for Labour ond- Social
Services came to see the
whereupon the Headmaster
endeavoured to persuade Mr.
Stedman Patrick to give Mr.
Hop'k i, s (the Master
involved) a hearing. At this
early stage Mr. Hopkins
intimated his willingness to
apologise to the boy's guar-
dian. But, reason having
given way to emotion and
racial bias, the guardian
refused to see Mr. Hopkins
stating clearly that it was his
intention to take legal action,
and thereby prevented any
amicable solution of the pro,
We wish to contradict
most strongly a letter appear/
ing in the Dominica Chronicle
of Saturday inth. January,
which tries to justify the ac,
tion taken against Mr. Hop,
kins, by suggesting that he
was unwilling to make an
appropriate apology and to
meet a reasonable settlement.
Perhaps the writer considers
it sufficiently rewarding to
carry on injudicious flirttions
The unfortunate act took
place in Form 3A where Mr.
Hopkins was conducting a
class, and Sherwin Goddard
(the boy in question), a mem,
ber of Form 3B, the ad,
joining form, disturbed the
class to the extent that he
was asked to leave the room
This he did not do, making
a nuisance of himself in the
process. Under normal cir,
cumstances the boy would
have been dispatched forth-
with to the Headmaster, but
Mr. Hopkins, infused wih
*'ic A 6' -.4Yeartmrcssi-typic
of end/of-term, merely repeat,
ed the order. The boy pro,
ceeded to leave the form,
and the master in the same
jovial manner helped him on
with his foot and this is the
kick over which so many
people, even the supposedly
rational and intelligent mem,
bers of our community, lost
We are as much convin,
ced now as we were then
that, though the act was
possibly a thoughtless one,
malice was never intended and
the act was not done in a fit
of anger. Were we of a
contrary opinion we would
never attempt to correct the
prevailing thought in many
prominent circles that the act
was perpetrated against a
background of racial super,
iority. We further state, and
we do so with authority, that
we consider ourselves in the
circumstance the most com-
petent group to make such a
The guardian's threat to
take legal action can be
attributed to his emotional
state at the time, but we were
shocked when we learnt
that Mr. Hopkins was be,
ing asked to pay compensa,
tion to the tune of $10oo.
D FOR TF
Agreement After Riots
United States control of the Pa,
nama Canal wa; je-pardi sed last
week when Panama brjke off di,
plomatic relations with the U.S.A.
Rioting occurred in the Canal
Zone arena after Panamanian students
insisted on raising the Panamanian
flag alongside the U.S. flag on the
Balboa High School in the Zone
Area. Shortly afterwards Panamanians
started stone-throwirg into the U.S
area, which later developed into full
scale fighting between Panamanian
and U.S. soldiers.
The Panama Government spoke
of abrogating the 61-vear old treaty
with the U.S.A (renewed in r955)
and spoke of"5o years of U.S op,
pression". Ambassador Adlai Ste'
venson made a statement of the U.S
case to the United Nations and it
was agreed thet the organisation of
American States be urged to trvanaO
e n uu.g- t.
An agretrent has now been
reached between theU,S and P'anama
in which they shall both have joint.
authority with the O.A.S for peace,
keeping in'the canal zone: moreover
wherever the United States flag flies
the Panamanian flag shall fly along,
Astounded as we were by
this fact, this affair assumed
greater proportion when it
was reported in the Christ,
mas issue of the Chronicle,
that it had been brought up
in the Legislative Council
by the leader of the Opposi,
tion, and Government pro-
mised "to go into the mat/
ter", a statement which ru,
miour interpreted to mean de,
We, the local members of
the Dominica Grammar
School staff, realising that
the incident had now reach,
ed a dangerous level and
that it was being magnified
entirely out of proportion,
drafted a two page memo,
randum which was forward,
ed by the Headmaster to the
Government on the morning
of 24th December 1963.
The decision to terminate Mr.
Hopkins' contract was taken
later that same day.
In that memorandum we
state quite lucidly the serious
repercussions on the school,
Cont. cn page z1
1UTH & JUSTICE
PAZ FIRE INQUIRY
At the Coroner's Inquiry into the cause of the fire at Paz
building on Christmas night last, first witness was the owner of
the burned-out property, Mrs. DeSa. After proving ownership, she
declared that the ground floor of the premises was rented to Mr.
Carlton Phillip for business purposes, adding that some of the first,
floor boards were bad and Mr. Phillip had complained that some-
one uqed a hole in them as access to rob his place.
Witness continued that she employed a Mr. Bardouille to make
repairs and Mr. Phillip was advised two weeks in advance of the
starting date of these repairs, on which morning Mr. Phillip was
again informed, yet delayed the workman for about rwo hours while
he covered his gcods. Later that day, sa'd Mrs. DeSa, Mr. Phil,
lip telephoned her to say that dust was falling on him. Going
below, she saw some chips on the floor and dust on the sheets
which covered the goods. Mr. Phillip asked her for compensation as a
method of reducing the rent, but this was refused as Mrs. DeSa consi-
dered no loss had ben sustained, offering instead the services of a clean,
ing-woman. This was likewise refused.
Start Of The Fire
After repairs had been effected, Mr. Phillip asked Mrs. DeSi to rent
him the first floor for "keeping abrai" but she declined to do so.. Wit'
ness said that Mr. Phillip telephoned her and remarked: "It might~cost
you moar at the end. If the' people uo'tairs throw liouiadlanc vooA
,abw'ntirs, 'eiiaffiaciion yoIji .-~ s. Desa construed those words to
be a threat. She also said that on the night of the fire a woman stand-
ing on her left said: ''"How could the house catch fire already when Mr.
Phillip just left it." The building was insured for $20,000.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer P. A. Berment, who lives at New Town,
testified that he was asleep at his home at about 11.51 p. m. on December
25 when he heard of the fire by telephone, and arrived on the scene at
I1.54 p.m., finding the whole of the Paz enveloped in flames. The fire
had been reported to the Station at I1.49 p.m. and No. i appliance left
the station at Ii.5o p.m., No. 2 appliance and trailer left at II.50o p.m.
After explaining firefighting methods, also that appliance No. r could not
get more than z12.-15l of water from the mains and appliance No. 2
could not lift water from the river, Mr. Berment said these appliances were
at least 25 years old.
A portable pump was placed on the river bed which conveyed wa,
ter to be concentrated on the Jacques' building, with the help of Mr. John
Chambers and others, thus saving it. In the opinion of Mr. Berment (a
Trinidad Fireman for 15 years) the Paz fire was probably accidental.
"It started on the eastern side upstairs where some repairs wre recently
carried out and someone may have got in either for stealing or sleeping
and dropped a cigarette stub in the shavings, which ignited."
Mrs. Carmelite White who lived in a neighboring small house ren-
ted from Mrs. Casimir (nee Jacques) retired at 9 p.m. after cooking a meal
on Christmas night. At r1.30 p.m. she was disturbed, together with her
husband Louis and two nephews, by knocking and shouts of fire by
Mr. Arthur Joseph. The fire, she said, was upstairs in the Paz and ad,
vancing on her home. The White family rushed out; saving no possessions,
and the house was soon in fames; losses were estimated at $300, unin/
The Inquiry (which started on Jan. 14) was adjourned until Jan. 17
and then to Jan. 24.
DOMINICA ELECTRICITY SERVICES
The supply of electricity will be inter-
rupted in al! areas on Sunday 19th
January between the hours of 6 a.m.
and 5 p.m. to enable essential and press-
ing repairs to be carried out.
We wish to apologize to consumers
for any inconvenience caused.
W. S. RICHARDSON,
DOMINICA HERALD J
P o le' Po for West Indians abroad by lag aheac
People Pos encouraging them to become not s-tisfie
Correspondents are asked tc submit theirfdlll names and aiddressess as embers ofthe Organizaon. called ito
a girciltee of goodfaith. bli not necessarily for puihication Letters should membOrganization. called it:to
be as shot as possible., Conaroeersia,. political; lette-s will not bes pub- Already we have received when she'
lished anonymously. Views expressed in People's Post do not necessarily encouraging response frrn looked r c
reflect the policy of the Editor or the Proprieto'. the neighboring islands of until they V
We Admire The with the Music Study and St. Vi.cent, St. Lucia as her safely.
We Admire the "MISTER is ery strict well as from Jamaica anrd Mothers,
Christians with the Girls. Trinidad. We also have a see that yo
All that is to it we can sy healthy membership in the young Child
The Editor, we have something to talk U. K., the U. S., a n c do what y
The Dominica HERALD about beside your beautiful Canada. Unfortunately we you:
We are thanking you for Island. have only one member from OBS
the publication of our TWO KITITIANS,-ST. KITTS Dominica!
pleasant surprise to meet in Knowing of your keen Se
your beautiful Island a Music interest in things West Indian
School which surprises any- am ereby appealing orMadam
one of that tipe of Activity Roseau, your help in getting the I
which may be carried on in Dominica reco onof the people of
the Lesser Antilles. n anaDominica. In particular I reDomi
Lesser miies. 2 ndJanuary 1964 b d if >j* by Dominic
We know that there are would e very proud if you ppor
individual p ers o n s with Do Readers Agree? would consent to become oe support
certain degree of Musical of the Patrons of our Club. Grell's qt
Ability carrying on practical Dear Madam Editor, My Club, Pen Pal Asso- there is ano
Tuition to private pupils I think ciates, is ncn-political; non;
particularly th" PIANOFORTE. it would be an excellent idea racial; nonsectarian. How
We had never seen before if the Herald would start ever, we are deeply conscious
every possible known instru, a crossword puzzle contest. of the need for greater re,
ment of the Orchestra taught This would not be taken as gional understanding and
in a single gathering of acopying on the Chronicle, friendship, and, in a small To Me
beginners and graded indivie but I feel it would be a way, are endeavouring to'
duals, and what is most further improvement on your play our part in making,
striking is that this is done paper, and. I can assure you Wes Indias feel that they
by one man, Mr. CHRISTIAN, that there has certainly been areyet members of one family. Ge iile
who organized THE CHRIS, a great deal of improvement Incidentally, tn: Club is
TIAN MUSrCAL'cASS. in 'your newspaSpr, w hat working n affiliation with ,
the Inscrument which is with.pictures if local features such movements as as 'The service
really strange o us s the and increased, comrehen Commrnwealh Friendhip
MANDOLIN and we were sive ua outspukeu news
given a rare treat by one of coverage. Indee d, this w :h t Pe3ple-to people ,
his daughters accompanied would be no copying for as Prograi in the U. )
S1 ... i The address of the Club is::-
by he piano which was truly you know nearly every news, Pen Pal' A .ssocies,
artistically performed on by paper worth its salt has its .Box (
another daughter of his. crossword puzzle. I am Brideto
We saw too, a number of sure you would not be sur- Barbados, W .
very tidy 'children up to the prsed to know that every,, Yours sincerely,
ages of thirteen (I 3) .properly body try their hand at cross- WILLI s. AR R Craf
behaved and were told that words and there are some WILLIAMS. ARTHURra
they are admitted on a vo' people who only read the Director Diplom
they are admitted on a von P t y0t Briti
luntary basis only for VOICE news after they have complex -- t Bi
trailing all they need pur, ted their puzzle. This con 15 Griffin
chase.is a VOCAL CARD test not only improves one's Learn From Aided Sell
for 2cts, We. wished for English but it whets your hi. kens Jan.
these opportunities in our imagination, improves your hi en J
Island. This s in o u r thoughts while at the same I ....
opinion a tremendous GOOD ttme providing a form of Dear Madam,
unequaled in any country in both exercise and relaxation. Your 1 i t t 1ce
the world of today, where Can you beat that~;I rec paragraph entitled "Chickens
every activity is highly com- commend, nay, plead, and Can Talk says a German
mercialized: Moreover, its implore, that you start a Doctor" inSaturday'sHerald,
application form shows clearly crossword next month. interested me very much.
patYours sincerely Quite recently I have been
stipulated in section six (6) Yours sincerely watching a little family of
that even the highly Techni- NATHALIE CHARLES chicks with the mother hen i
cal and Practical Music is from my kitchen window &
FREE to the pupil after a pass thinking what a great deal a
of the FIRST STEP. human mrthr r hr hr ,ild-
Scrutinizing c os e r we
noticed one pupil not
interested in Music, she
seemed qnite unconcerned
with anything taking place
in the Class Room not even
the great strains maved her
eye offwhere she sat typing
away, not even a smile; on
our way out we were told
that a Commercial Class is
carried on in conjunction
Pen Pal Club
Dear Madam,- I have
recently formed a Caribbean
Pen Pal Club fbr the pur,
pose of strengthening Carib-
bean ties a n d promoting
friendship and understanding
among t he same Islands
through correspondence and
travel. At the same time
the club seeks to make friends
ren could learn from them.
To begin with I noticed how
unselfish the mother was,
I threw down pieces of
bread, she called her chicks
to her, took a tiny peck &
then encouraged them with
her ducks to eat until they
were satisfied. Again and
again she clucked until they
were all obeying her. One
little chick was inclined to
Jan. 18, a2
1, but she was
td until she had
moved off, she
Su n d & clucked
were all following
do you always
ur children obey
ren do you always
our mother tells
am one who ap,
he letter written
cans in England
of Mr. Vivian
theirr man, young
and intelligent, wh6 through
hard w o"r k .nd sacrifice
gained a, diplnima with dis-
tinction in .advanced:econo,
rmics from:the London.Schbol
of Accountancy.. I refer to
Mr. Patrick Pierre of the In-
come Tax Dept.
What future is there for
this other promising finanr
cial expert, w ho is now
studying for his BSc.
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1964
Changed To Town
By Janet Williams
The Goodwill of today is
not the Goodwill of yesterday,
because it was strictly cane,
guava, mangoes, b a n a n a,
cashew, cocoa and many
other numerous trees making
an estate plantation belong,
ing to the late Mr.Potter, with
only one building on it.
When Goodwill started
ro take its turning for a town
the first houses were built
just above the place called
Gutter. These houses were
made of different shapes and
at a different level, but no
matter how it was made the
people made themselves com-
fortable, knowing they had
very good soil so anything
they sowed could be reaped
and they would be able to
make a living and raise more
The water was drawn from
a deep canal which ran just
below Mr. Bertrand's house
all the way between two
grassland banks an your right
hand side when going up
Federation Drive, from there
it passed under the earth and
-"-!d be seen running again
.-..g and Eric's Bread
Depot, all the way across
behind the St. Alphonsus
Church. Passing- beneath the
earth again it could be seen
a little way off flowing clear
and cool just on your right
hand side near, where Potter's
House was, and flowing in a
seaside direction it formed a
ravine where people use to
wash: now it is all dried up
and people have pipes to
draw their water from. The
streets were rugged, or you
had foot paths passing
through grass or guava trees.
There was only one main
street now called Federation
Drive and there was a road
between the St. Alphonsus
Church and the Ice Factory.
Those two streets were dark
at nights due to no lighting
During school holidays,
week ends, or after school,
children could be seen with
handbags, boxes and baskets
on their way up the hill to
go looking for guavas, man,
goes, cashew nuts or some,
times hunting birds or their
Now it is all changed
the guava, mango and
cashewnut trees are mostly
gone; houses have taken their
places. There are pitched
roads, all named so you can't
get lost These are all
lighted by means of electric
lights either from houses or
from light/poles in the streets.
The Princess Margaret Hos-
pital is a sight to behold on
your left hand side when
going up Federation Drive,
and on your right hand a-e
beautifully painted houses
with lovely flower garders at
Shopping was a hard
task for the first residents,
but now they can find many
different shops and still more
business will be opening.
So, by God's help and man's
thoughtfulness was an estate
plantation changed into a
NOTE:- The above article
was an entry in our short story
contest. Not being a story it is
ineligible, hnt we are happy to
print it and an award of $1.oo0
awaits the writer.
While the people of the
Eastern Caribbean were
anxouudlyawaiemg* c ws-,
some definite decision as to
1he new federation, a rather
surprising piece of news
Instead of being in the
front ranks of the generous
granting of independence by
Britain, or of being the grate,
ful recipients of grant from
Canada, they find themselves
suddenly asked to be passive
witnesses to a post-mortem.
Sixty thousand dollars
($60,000) is the sum now
made available for a study
of the causes which led to
the breaking up of the feder,
ation. Of course, many
West Indians will feel flatter,
ed to hear that the 'surgeons'
chosen to examine the corpse
are two West Indians of the
greatest scholarship and of
However, this belated
compliment to Dr. Arthur
Lewis and Sir John Mordecai
should not be exaggerated
in its significance; it could
hardly add anything to the
ability of the two men. The
latter was a Deputy Govern-
or-General of the federation
and the former was 'once'--
in a moment of crisis-
called to be a Special
Adviser to the Prime Minis,
ter of the ill-fated federation.
It is certain that the news,
papers of the territories have
records of the little apprecia, Sh
tion which the Lewis Report
received from politicians of CO
the eight. Grenada was
still in the fold with Eric T
Cairy as 'shepherd' of the shor
fock of the 'Spice Island'. Olih
What exactly will Profess, Ral
or Arthur Lewis and Sir S.J.
John Mordecai be expected knoi
to find out? A certain West Eng
Indian newspaper has wel, gage
cored the announcement. It win]
is hardly understandable how min
the newspaper in question be
expects the findings (when, Jan
ever published) to be of
assistance to the struggling
"founding fathers, of the
I admire the optimism of
the paper in question, but
although I am aot as will
placed or as will-informed
would venture to ask: will -
the findings have any sa!u:ary '
effect on the leaders of the
proposed federation. It does
not take the quality of genius
to see that the leaders of the
proposed seven are not parti-
cularly in love with facts;
fantasy is their field.
Knowledge of the factors
which broke up the federal,
tion is not lacking; what is
absent, is an honest, know,
ledgement of the factors.
wvaris ndee-e&ls coridera, sd -a
tion on the part of the leaders
that they may not be on the O
right path, and a consequent
reappraisal of the situation.
The results of th" Lewis- 4
Mordecai research will be a a
valuable historical document
of rare distinction. It is a
pity that the services of these -
two outstanding West s
Indians were not used to the
fullest; greater is the pity that ]
it is their lot to perform the s R
post mortem on the fedeca,-
tion of their home territories. p
They could hardly enjoy -
the assignment; but there is
no doubt that they will do it i T
as well as they tried to give I r
vigour to the federation f1
while it lived. The same g
cannot be honestly said of a
many leaders of these unfor- ,
tunate islands. Since the
best is always possible-- n
even at the last moment it
is hoped that the leaders
will adopt a new approach A
to the question offederatian. si
-from Monserrat Mirror U
Fidcl Castro, Cuban Premiert
flew to Moscow on a "surprised J
visit" last Sunday.
- O ,I, Jonas Stcwart of Hagley,
Grandbay, hereby give notice
he three judges of the that I am no more response,
t story contest Miss ble for any debts incurred
ve Brand B.A., Mr.J. by my wife, Augustine
ph Casimir and Mr. Stewart (n e Maurice) she
Lewis all well, having left im house and
wnl for their interest in home without my know-
lish literature are en- ledge and consent and with,
d in "picking the prize out just cause.
ner" and reading last-
ute entries. Results will Signed
announced on Saturday, JONAS STEW I1T
.ary 25. Feb. i 13th January 1964
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1964
Fire Brigade In Musician Departs Postman Charged No Water At West Indies Scholar-
itcA n! With Larceny Tableau Gallion ship Scheme l 5
Using a 'two inch' dia,
meter hose supplied with
Water from appliance I, Four
Fire Brigaders, superintended
by the Fire chief, took twenty
minutes to extinguish a bush
fire at the Batanical Gardens
at 5.15 o'clock on Wednes,
day Jan. 8.
The fire in the stem of a
few "g green" trees may hav
been "set" by a few excitable
boys or by the dropping of a
cigarette stub by an irrespon,
sible smoker. A few feet
west of the spot a more
serious blaze nearer to the
Convent occurred two days
before Christmas, 1963.
A young man named Winston,
of Virgin Lane, R o sea u, was
brought back to Dominica as a
deportee from the U.K. on Janu,
ary 2, after serving a prison term
On S at urday Jan.4, air,
frighter AC-46 belonging to
L1AT landed at Melville Hall on ;
a succesful flight. Cettain V.I.Ps
and shippers of fruits were present.
After a two weeks holi/ .
day in Dominica as gucsc Postman McNeil Vigilant Miss Clemencia Germoine Applications are invited from
of Mrs Jane Y a r d e at was charged in the Magis, of Tableau Gallion necr sons born or resident in the r
Goodwill, M,. Haro ld tratc,s Court on Tuesday Soufriere reported to the dies fordie Scholarship under
dFound- wihlrey f 0,th ead O e taWest Indies Scholarship Sche
Rock, Director and Found ithlarceny of $7.oo,the Herald Office that th The aim of the Scheme is to en
er of the C h o ir for the property of the Government. people of that district, some residents in the West Indies to
Animation of the Sick and The case was referred to the 14 hairpin bends away from tain the professional and techr
the Incapacitated, left on Sa higher court and accused the village of Soufriere, are qualifications necessary for appo
nrday for his nati e Barba was granted bail. without a drop of water meng or pomoin to thvie hi
dos Mr.Rock is also Musi- Earlier the inqueston An, during the dry season and 2. Candidates are free to apply
cal Instructor to the Blind thony Defoe was resumed and constantly suffer from in, courses of their choice but prefer
School in Barbados Con, again adjourned, this time suficient water, not having will be given to aoplications rela
ducts Sing.ng Classes in sine die in view of the fact any stream or rank to provide to some branch of the publicse
some of the Island's Private that Alvan Esprit had been a supply for the 36 houses 3. Applicants should possess
Secondary Sc ho o 1 s, ;s arrested and charged with and about 1oo school child/ ca,, or a good Cambridge Sc
Organist and Choir Mas- Defoe's murder, ren. The children some, Certificate.
ter of St. Leonard's Church times have to do without a 4. Applications should be subi
and is a Voluntary Social cooked meal as a result. ted to the Chief Secretary, Gov
Worker. meant Office, not later than the
Mr. Rock told the HIER-/ r P rik Ren- The villagers were advised February, on forms which are av
Mr. Rock told the HER, Sr Patric Re i-to see their representative, able at the Ministry of Finance
ALD he would like to thank
all those who made his stay Son Becomes Red Hon. Arthur Pemberton, Jin. 18, 25, Feb.i
hose ho ade hs sa who was asked to make an
a very pleasant and happy CrOSS Vice-Chair- urgent plea to Government -- ---
one: Hon. W. S. Stevens, on their behalf.
Canon La n e (Rector of man on tir
St. Georges Church) Mr. A former Governor of Kenya, FOR SALE
Donald Shillingford, Miss British Guiana and British Hondu-
Carrie Knight, Mr Arnold ras, Sir Patrick Renison, has become Vauxhall Cres1
Care Ki M joint vice chairman oftbe British Red FOR SAI E
Yarde and many o t h e r Cross Society, it is announced from Owner Driven
whose names are two num- the Society's headquarters in Lon-
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.'ATrUID cVe. JA4J.XRY tn, E96A
The Great March On Washingtonl MR. EXCUSE
Dear Mad'm Editor, -Please conduct that pu. aside any He is a friend to all it
publish the following extract activity :,at might detract is with friendship that he
from the News Bulletin of the from their u n i fi e d action. thinks he's got us but
International Union or Fcrd This was a key factor in ma/ that is not an asset because
and Allied Workers Associa, kirg possible this greit day. we all know what is wrong
tion November 1963: The 65,crs who went and with him, however if one
The "March on Washing, who contributcd financially dares to criticize anything
ton" organized by the Amr- :o this great dermostration constructively, he will take
rican Civil Rights organize, can take the deepest pride in it personally and before you
tion on Aulgust 28th was a their accomplishment. kn'w it our white/collar
historic event no: only in the Every N:gro in the Uni- jobs become collarless one--
long struggle of the Negro red States-tor that matter which might incidentally
people of America ,"for jobs blacks all over the world save scnre mor.ey and gener,
and freedom", but also as a -felt a swelling of pride in al "passing the buck".
part of the worldwide strug, their breast as they witnessed Long years ago he tried to
gle of the labour movement tiis historic event. tell us that it was the British
for equal rights and freedom As far as the ccng'-essment Government who did not do
for all. We are proud that are concerned, there is not a its duty, thus keeping us
many of our American affili- single one who does not un/ poo-. He old us to,, that
ates actively participated in der;tand that there must be a the last Government did
the March, which was origi- change-no matter what he many blunders; whatever
nared by A.Philip Randolph, says in public. N.t one the issue, he creates a scape,
only Negro VicePresident of public official can fail to un- goat.
the A.F.L.-CIO. and an out- derstand what must be done Mr. Ex-,se is mre quali/
standing figure ofthe Ameri/ now. filed to do any job than his
can Lbour movement. The Th" whites who came our present one; he builds a
following comment was writ, in such magnificent numbers school without any allowan-
ten by Cleveland Ro6inson, felt they were part of the g'eat- --- .
(Secretary Treasurer of District est thing that ever happened
65 ofthe,IUF affiliated Re, in America, that they have a
tail, Wholesale and Depart- stake in it; and that they must Sed throw
m ent Store Un iob n continue to fight for the pur/
(RWDSU), who served as pose that brought them io
chairnm.n of the march's ad, Washingtol. Everyone felt
ministrative committee. that we must do this greatjob :
The m-anine and effects Itogrher' ': ,'
OL i.lTar on ngon will shape
will be discussed for a longviii day.
time. They signify the b- nex day.
c i the power;
ginning o. a new era because .the .P
this Wsas the greatest manifes, nation nov
station of unified action for the t move fo
goals of the March -human ahead will
dignity and meaningful jobs great an.d
for all that has ever been e sferin
seen in the history of our na er in
ion. toryis in t
The civilrights organiza-
tions got together in a deter,
mined and unselfish manneri
and agreed on a course of
I- rrflp ..,pr .b
n tomorrow or the
But we know that
s that be iin this
m know theyhave
rward. The days
be trying; the tasks
difficult. There will
;and sacrifice. But
question that vic,
ng you for your
R. P. JOSEPH
c. D-ca Trade Union.
cos For the furniture aiid
certainly nothing for the
wear and tear of the school
within the next years, but
the wear and tear of his bod/
is well taken care of; he
builds a hospital without
knowing if it has the chance
of being used before rotting;
he sends his tax-cllcctors tc
tax the weaning under< uris'
hed; he fcr gets hat road-holes
may cause accidents and that
repairs might be, at this
mon.cnt, more important
than weeding the drains.
Mr Excuse runs us with'
out a plan; without the least
incentive; without the hope
of getting a job; without the
feeling that one could belong
to this island and would
like to know sometimes the
things discussed; of course,
mother modesty always com-
pels him to say, "I am th.
Cont. rn page 8
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SATURDAY, JANUA IY 18, 1914
SUMMITRY AND SYMMETRY
WE DO NOT know which political Cheddi Jagan who has other views.
journalist of early cold war days Dr. Eric Williams, ( who is now, with
invented the word "summit" for top level Sir Alexander, among H. M. the Queen's
conferences. Now the expression is used Privy Councillors ) is bound to have his
so often that it might be more interesting wellthoughtouc say; the two newly inde,
to grade or shade the "big-shot" meetings, pendent Commonwealth countries will be
starting with "grass-rocts conference" and able to inform the large mainland territory
going slowly up the winding hill of and the tiny proud island on the problems
negotiation with terms like "half-way and (we trust) the expense of "going it
discussions", "nearpeak negotiations" and alone" and keeping up costly offices
other more inventive terms. If not, the abroad, In a sense, this meeting is a
absurd question arises, how many sum, vaguely confederate one: the co-operation
mits are there to one mountain. And which was withheld when British Guiana
eventually we shall have to hold a summit refused to join the West Indies Federation
conference to end all summitry. is now apparently coming about in a
The HERALD, is a bell-ver in con- different manner, with Jaraica and
version by association rather than coercion Trinidad bridging th.e gap.
by expulsion or force. We think it is a Do we feel grieved for the Little
good thing for four West Indian leaders Seven, who may be stung to see one from
of such widely differing personalities and their ranks eagerly joining in debates to
opinions to sitaround a table and work which they were not individually bidden?
out some kind of symmetrical plan of In a sense we do: but we would say they
unity in action to benefit the region. have only themselves to blame: If they
While most of th, subjects on.the agenda could have settled their differences and
"Review of development 'plans of the by this hour, it is not with BLrrow alone
area in particular are of great impor, that the other three Summiteers would be
tance to 'us all; for example mutual aid in talking. The "Seven" should have had
the event of hurricane disaster. One of much to say on the final item of the agenda:
the most interesting items is "Review of "Political and constitutional development
Foreign Policy pursued by the territories." of countries in the area." No arrange.
You will find the Catholic Premier ments will be entirely symmetrical with"
Bustamante with his strongly pro-U. S. out the secure and agreed placement of all
leanings matching ideas with those of Dr. the jewels in the Caribbean chain.
ENTRY TO CANADA
N A letter written by the Canadian High
Commissioner in Trinidad to Ad,
ministrator Lovelace as long ago as April
8, 1963, in which the quota of nine wo,
men domestic workers was renewed, a.
strong indication was given that owing to
certain relaxation of Canadian immigra/
tion practices, "it is no longer necessary or
desirable to focus attention upon one
small category of candidates by maintain-
ing a special quota for them". The letter
speaks of the greater scope afforded for the
acceptance of Immigrants in a wide range
of occupations which should (it indicates)
give opportunity for the inclusion on
equal terms with other applicants of
properly qualified household service
workers "in such numbers, whether
greater or smaller than in the past, as on
their merits may be determined."
Very good. But the public was
never informed of this happy develop-
ment. Why. we feel it is our duty to tell
all Dominicans who may be interested in
going to Canada and who may be both
qualified and worthy, about it: we think
that if there is more that Government
knows on the subject, they should issue
Instead of Government dropping the
training scheme, we take 'the view that
twenty and not nine domestic workers
should be trained and take their chance
in the Canada/wards stream, which is
really only a trickle. Now that the entry
is on a broader scale, it will no longer be
necessary for "young ladies" to act as
domestic workers; if they have other skills,
they can enter Canada in other ways more
suitable to their background. Let those
poor girls who really love domestic work
and the care of children and who can
read and write and have a good smatter-
ing of education get the chance as domes,
tic workers. Those girls would really take the
load off the hard-pressed Canadian house,
wife, and would stick to the job. Let the
better-educated aim higher: they obvious-
ly will not be refused if they have skill,
health and talent and are unencumbered.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1964
METRICAL PSALM, Circa 1550
Let not the proud on me prevail
O Lord, of thy good grace,
Nor let thewicked me assail
to thrust me cut of place.
But they in the'r device shall fail
thit wicked works maintain:
They certainly shall be cast down,
and never rise again.
-Sternbold and Hopkins.
University Of The West Indies
Application are invited for a Chair of History. Dut;es of the post
vill include teaching for the degrees of the University of th: West Indies
and the pursuit of research.
Salary (under review) in the range 2, 850 to 3,850 p. a. Child
allowance (limited to 3 children) 50o p. a. for first child, ioo fcr
second child, and 50 for third. F. S. S. U, Housing allowance of
c% of basic salary or, if available, unfurnished accommodation will be
let by the University at oo% of salary. Up to five full passages on
appontmen, on normal termination and on study leave (once every
Deriled applications (1o copies) giving particulars of qualifications
and experience, date ofbirth and the names of three referees should be
s:nt by February 24, 1964, by persons living iu the American and the
Caribbean area to the Registrar, University of the West Indies, Kingston
7, Jamaica, and by all other persons to the Secretary, IntetrUniversity
Council for Higher Education Cverseas, 29 Woburn Sqare, London
W. C, I.. from whom further particulars may be obtained.
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Portsmouth Brit. Guiana's
Infant Welfare Water Scheme.
Cliic The huge Tapakuma irigatioc
AS -. .--p ojetdz---is---sfigtredt-cor-,g
The Annual.Xmas Treat of the prosperity to Essequibo county, one
"Portsmouth Infant W e 1 fa r e gof British Guiana's underdeveloped
Clinic,'was held on Sunday, the areas was opened recently in the
29th December, 1963, at 3.00 p.m., presence of Dr. Jagan, the Premier,
at the St. Michael's iJall. Sir Ralph Grey the Governor, and
This Annual Treat is commonly Mr. Ramkarran Minister of Works.
termed in the Portsmouth comr An area of 35,000 acres on the Es-
munity, "The Baby Show", owing sequibo coast will benefit from the
to the first "Baby Show" which was scheme, which cost 13m British
held in conjunction with the Xmas Guiana dollars (about 2,700,00).
Treat in 1930, and which show was A total of 27000 acres of arable
sponsored by the late Mrs. Dorothy land has been brought into imme-
Moir, wife of the District Officer, diate cultivation and the generalrate
and the then President of the Ports- to settlers who want land will be
mouth Infan: Welfare, at which $6.00 an acre. Dr. Jagan blamed
Baby Show, 4 Medical Officers ihe colonial system for the neglect of
attended as judges of the Infant in the area, and described the scheme
their various stages from Birth to 3 as a symbol for the future.
years; they were Doctors Rolston
(S. M. O.). Garrard, Jo y n t, &
Armour (D. M, 0. s); from then, NOTICE
the Annual Xmas Treat was termed
"Baby Show" by the people of the Telephone Subscribers are
place. hereby notified thit Tele,
The Xmas Treat was very well phone rentals are payable in
attended by parents and children. dancec, and that all Sub.
Mr. Lipson LeBlanc. the District
Health Officer, delivered a very scr w are n
interesting talk to the parents, as to for the period endeJ 3Ist.
how to care their babies. December 1963, are given up
The President, Miss Marion to 31st January 1964 to settle
Peter, told the parents of the many their accou-ts. Otherwise
years the Infant Welfare has been they will b cut offefro
established in Portsmouth, from they will be cutoff from
1925, and how it has been doing the Telephone Service with,
very good work to their children out further notice.
until this day, through the interest 1. A. MCNAMARA
taken by the Members in the Or- Superint t
ganisation. She also informed them Superintendent of Telephones
of the kind donation of $z2.oo GO 9 Jan. l8, 25.
given by Local Charities Organisa-
tion to the Infant Welfare towards Children and parents were all
their Xmas Treat, and that special treated with refreshment, and went
thanks are due to Local Charities home happy and satisfied.
Organisation for their generous MARION PETER,
assistance. President, Portsmouth Child
(Cont. foot next column) Welfare Clinic
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1964
"SO THEY SA Y"--
BY BOR & RAY
"Beginning South of Florida and hugg rg the warm
Caribbean Sea in a graceful 2ooomile arc from Tamaica to
Trinidad are the loveliest islands on the earth, the West Indies
- British, Dutch, French, and American. Each is differ,
ent all are enchanting.. Some like Anguilla and
Barbuda are flat, fringed with pink beach Barbados,
British since it was first discovered, is mildly rolling, its
sugar care topping the land like a Kansas prairie. In inm
probable contrast to these is ruggedly wild Dominica with
its milehigh irountains and extravagant rains. Jamaica
and Puerto Rico, Martinique and St. Thomas have become
glamorous resorts; here tranquility :nay trerble in the crash
of nightlife horns and in the restlessness of dancing feet.
"But in this long chain of giftlavished islands there
is none more ideally the dreat, of a true island/lover than
a little 32 squaremile gem of gently sloping mountains and
beach/framed coves named Montserrat. Montserrat in the
British West Indies. .. And we quote a long (over
2,000 word) advertisement currently appealing in many
newspapers and magazines in the US. The thing tells about
a golf club, to be completed ne::t summer, macadam roads,
piped mountain water, electricity and telephone plus one,
quarter acre site for a house (you built this yourself for
around $8000) all for only $2995, or $30 prr month all
prices are in US dollars since the advertisement is being
read by people in America. Nowhere in the advertisement
is there a mention of BWI dollar but they do say "Fish
and meat prices are fixed by Government; you pay no
more than the islanders fresh fish (no more than 6 hours
old by law) is 60 a tb." So they have a fish/shortage in
Monserrat too? They must have as what fishermen is go/
ing to go out and catch fish (which he must throw away if
they are not sold in 6 hours) for Io (BWI) per Ib. You
S, they sayix h C'yrr -- hli' meyT
is: Government in Montserrat has fixed it so there is no fish
-- nor beef either! But the poor unsuspecting Yank who
buys a quarteracre beach site soon find out he'll never have
fresh fish unless he goes out and catches it himself! And
in.Dominica, its the same. How long has it been since
You had some nice poisson rouge.
But they are selling those cottagesites in Montserrat.
Last summer they sold 139 parcels and now they are offer,
ing 200 more. People are coming there and it is said car,
penters and plumbers, masons and labourers from Antigua
and St. Kitts are coming over by the dozen to find good,
paying jobs building the new homes, clnbs, shops and schools.
The very news killed craftsmen who live on Montserrat
are not nearly enough to get those new houses built quick.
Did.you see the terms of sale? $30 down and $30 a
rr.onth -- for ten years. In other words, money is out at
5% there. Very reasonable. Montserrat is about the same
size as St. Thomas. Land will go fast, there is not much
of it in the first place. But the Montserrat Government is
about to make Monserrat a "taxfree haven" -- so they say
and this is what is bringing in the customers! They
mean incometax free, of course, so that a retired school
teacher from the States or pensioned mailcarrier, or a
jeweller, baker, butcher, or mechanic, age 62 or more,
drawing monthly checks from the US government called
"Social Security" can come to Monserrat on their small
retirement income and this is not taxed. The average
Social Security check paid out to millions of US citizens
now over 62 is $117.00 US or about $200 in Dominican
dollars. So every month this check comes to them and
they live comfortably on this in Montserrat. If they stay in
the States, the $117 average check they draw will barely
cover their food bill for a mouth let alone rent, clothes
medical attention, etc. etc.
In all, the island of Montserrat is getting (or will soon
ges) an extra income of $750,000 a year for the people buy,
those lots. But she is also getting now, the more impor/
tant thing: 300 new homes averaging $12,ooo BWI each;
and the customs duty on these building materials and the
equipment the Americans will put into them plus the duty
on all the autos that must soon be imported American
hate walking! So ')y "giving" in the income tax depart
ment, Mortserrat is "getting" ii. several other departments
But without the "give", they wouldn't have a prayer t
"get" s.nce if the pen,ions of these retired people arc taxes
(as they surely would be on Dominica) the old Socia
Security check vould still buy more than in Montserra
So they say!
8th Jan., 1964.
Candidates who are interested in the Gen'ral Certificate of E
ucat;on Examination (University of London) to he held in June 19c
are invited to regi.'tr at the E'du c a t i o n Office not later th;
15th February, 1964.
An application stating subjects should be submitted, along wi
Treasury receipt for fees and birth or baptisml Certificate.
The fees are as followi:-
Initial entry fee:
Subject ree (in additico to entry fee) for
each subject offered at: Ordinctry Levol
Oral Languages: 2.00 per subject
Practical subject: Ordinary Level 2.00 "
Advanced Level 3.00
Local Fee 40o" of total University Fees.
0. A, WALKER
Education Officer & Local Secretary,
GO. 6 'an. 18, 25
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Banana Shipment of 9th Jan. 1_964
Exports to 9h Tan. 1964
Exports to 9th Jan. 1963
Increase 1963 over 1964
France Vlns-Red Claret Dry $1.2
,, White Wine Dry or Sweet $1.Q
Le Rubis Red Claret $1.7
Vin Mousseux $3.00-Cyder Qts. $1.6
Sparkling Burgundy $3.5
Mountgay Rum $2.75)
Cockade ,, 2.75)
Old Oak ,, 2.90)
Vat. "19" ,, 2.90)
SFord's Cocktail Rum
Dry & Swee.
Cream D'Argent Gin $2.8
De Kuyper's Gin (in C tail Shaker) $4.2
EMU Wine Port $1.70. Vintage Tawny $1.9
,, Sweet Sherry $1.7
MOUNTGAY RUM One (1) gal. Jugs $13.9
CHOIR BOY Bot.
(with Creme-de-Cacao) Liqueur $8.9
A. C. Shillingford & Go. Ltd.
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s Gerde Fra:iais
o Le Ccrcle Francais invite
d les membres -t leurs amis a
Sla premiere soir6e de la Non,
. velle Annee. Cctte reunion
qui aura lieu Lun-li, ie 20
Jar.vier a 5.30 a la Conveit
Hibh School, scra la preai/
iere dans uni scrie, de con-
feren-es donnee par Dr, Mu.
"La belle France, sabcauwe
ses chansons, et sapodise"
The Cercle Francais invite
all members and friends to
, the first soiree of the New
C4 Year. This meeting will be
an held on Monday 20th Jan/
uary at 5.30 p.rl at the Con,
'h vent High School. It will be
the fi:s: of a, series of talks by
Ir. Mueller about:
"La Belle France" --
her beauty, her songs and her
Business Not Pleasure
Mr. P.M.A. Carden, of
Messrs Thos. & Jas Harri,
Sson Ltd. of Liverpool will'
shortly be visiting_ Al, t ~7,r
Indies and will be in Dom-,
inica fr o m Wednesday
February I2th to, Sunday
February 16 -.too late for
Mr. Carden is no stranger
to the West Iidies, having
been representative for the
Harrison Line in Trinidad
for three years, during which
time he made several visits
to all the islands.
During this visit, Mr.
Carden is interested in meet/
ing as many of his Comr
pany's customers as possible
both those he knew previ/
ously and those who have
given their support to Harri/
!0 son's since he left the West
!0 Indies early in 1960.
'0 Meetings will be held with
i0 various interested Trade bod,
0 ies including the Chamber
of Chamber and the Shipp,
ing Association (a move/
ment he helped to introduce
into the Wert Indies with
the foundation in 1958 of
i5 of the Trinidad Shipping
Association) as well as indi,
30 vidual importers and export,
)0 This visit, coming as it
'5 does soon after the introduce,
0 tion of the new fortnightly
Direct Service from London,
)0 Dominica, will give both
Importers and Exporters an
opportunity to discuss Shipp,
ing and Business prospects
for the coming year.
DOMINICA HERALD S;.TrJRDAY, JANUARY 18, 7964
University Of The West Indies
Applications are invited for three Lecturers or Assistant
Lectures (as set out below) in the Deparcment of History.
Applicants will be required to teach students preparing for
Special and General Honours degre-s, and may be required
to each a limited number of hours to evening students.
Those appointed will be expected to take up th"ir appoint/
ments by the Ist October 1964.
(1) Lecturer or Assistant Lecturer in Early Modern
European History (including Britain). Appli.
cants should be prepared to teach a course in
'European Foundations' dealing with the
transition from medieval to modern times.
(2) Lecturer or Assistant Lecturer in Modern
European History includingg Britain) with spe
cial emphasis on the relations of Great Powers
since the late 19th centray.
(3) Lecturer or Assistant Lecturer in Modern Bri,
tish Economic History. Applicants should
have an interest in British contributions ta
foreign industrialisation, ard in thedevelopmcnt
of the international economy.
Salary scale: (under review) Lecturer 1,300 x 50
1,650 x 75 2, oo00; Assisiant Lecturer :,050
x 50 I,2oo. Child allowance (limited to three
children, 150 for first child, joo for second, so f3r
third. F. S. S. U; housing allowance *ofIo% of salary.
Up to five full passages on appointment and on normal
termination, and on study leave (once every three years).
Detailed applications (six copies) giving full particu/
lars of qualifications and experience, date of birth ard
names of three referees should be se;it by 22nd February
1964, by persons living in the Americas and Caribbean
area to the Registrar, University of the West Indies, King,
ston 7, Jatnaica', and by all other persons to the Secretary
_e for H g -E ldu c4 on D- !-r 4 as,-
29 Woburi Square, London W. C. I. Further particulars
may' e obtained similarly.
University Of The West Indies
Applications are invited for posts of Lecturer or Assisiant Lecturer
in English at the College of Arts and Science, Trinidad.-
The successful applicants will be expected to take up their posts as
soon as possible.
Salary scales: (under review) Lecturer 1,360 x 50; 1,650 x 75
2,Ioo: Assistant Lecturer i1,050 x 50 -- 1,200. Lecturers and
Assistant Lecturers are also entitled to the following emoluments: Child
allowance (limited to three children) I 50 for first child, Ioo for second,
50 for third child: F. S. S. U. housing allowance of io% of salary, or
if available, unfurnished accommodation will be let by the University at
i/o of salary. Up to five full passages on appointment and on normal
termination and on study leave (once every three years.)
Detailed application (six copies) giving full particulars of qualifca-
tions and experience, date of birth and names of three referees should be
sent by 22 February, 1964 by persons living in the American and Carib-
bean area to the Registrar, University of the West Indies, Kingston 7,
Jamaica, and by all other persons to the Secretary, Inter-University Coun-
cil for Higher Education Overseas, 29 Woburn Square, London, W. C.
I. Further particulars may be obtained similarly.
SWe would like to remind ouri
customers that we arei
once more in the market
SPrice -- 5 cents per Ib.
I Parry W. Bellot & Co. Ltd.
] Produce Dept.
i Dec. 14-Feb. 8 I
4UGhr~ ~ 1r~s~~ H~lsnlr~
(Cont. from page 5)
But certainly Mr. Excuse
does not forget that Go"ern/
ment has no money. Why
then can't the little we have
got be utilised at maximum?
- to do this it true that
workers must begin giving
an 8 hour day; however the
only drawback is that most
people are undernourished,
added to the fa-t that work-
ing hours as they are at pres.
ent, are not conducive to
hig her production. I
would have thoughtt that a
ma:- in the W.I. (not
England) can work bes: from
7 12 and from 3 5:30.
I think it is quite safe to
say that Mr. Excuse is per-
haps overnourished, but cer,
tainly not undernourished,
and that his biggest contri/
bution to the island would
be to take a cut in salary -nd
apply the cash to dimi-ish,
ing the highest rate of tiber-
culosis in the West Indies,
r40 per 1oo,ooo of popular.
In the Estate of Frank Philip
ALL persons having any
claim against the above-
named estate are hereby re,
quired to send in his cr her
claim to the undersigned not
later than the i5th day of
S. CADMAN SMITH
Attorneys for Barclays Bank D.C.O.
Personal Representatives of Frank
Philip Nothnagel, deca-sed.
Jan. II, 18, 25
ROSEAU 9.00 a.m.
LAYOU 11.30 a.m.
GRD. BAY 11.30 am.
P-MOUTH 1I.oo a.m.
MARICOT II.oo a.m.
WESLEY 9.00 a.m.
CLIFTON II.oo a.m,
Methodist Services For January
LONDON'S NEW 72-SEATER BUS
Known as the Routemaster, this huge red bus is designed to cope with
rush-hour traffic and has been on show in the U.S. -(BIS)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1964
Gift Of New Equipment For Cargo Handling Honour For
Pafha r OCnsOagas
The Government of Dominica is no w improving its cargo
handling facilities at the port of Roseau due to a generous gift of 12 trailers,
two motor trolley; and o:e IS,ton wagon crane from the Canadian Covern-
ment. This giti is mainly in accordance with the recommendations of the
Federal team of Canadian Exports, Messrs. J. Darling and Dr. R. Yuill,
who visited this rerrroru frnm 2.trhl-itrr TJv rTO '. nsarr of a csrv'ev nf
1a U16I9UE W'UU9ANU
By Darsie. Gillie
-... -.-. -. ..-. ........ J-" .... The ominican Father
harbour development in the territories comprising the then West Indies The Dominican Farer h
Federation. Congar, raised to the rank o
The 12 trailers had been shipoed on consignment to the Gov. of Master of Theology on 1I
ernment of Dominica by the "Sun Princess" which arrived here the recommendation of Pope tl
on Jan. t1. The Director of Works, Mr. Hughes Shillingford, took formal Paul, was received with s
delivery of the trailers on behalf of Government. (BIS)
special honor on Dec. 8 at
the French Dominicain's
Sbtheological headquarters, Le
Saulchoir, Paris, where he
taught from 1931 until order-
PUBLIC NOTICE ed by the Roman Curia
to cease teaching in 1954.
INCOME TAX-RETURNS OF INCOME- The case of Father
YEAR OF ASSESSMENT, 1964. Congar illustrates the change
that has already found
expression in the Catholic
Attention is drawn to Section 40 of the Income Tax Ordinance Church as a result of the
No. 7 of 1961 which states:- second Vatican Council.
"Every person chargeab e with tax shall, on or before the prescribed Father Congar began to
date in every year, deliver to the Commissioners a true and correct be known for his writings )
Return of the whole of his income from any source whatever for the i t D
year immediately proceeding the year of assessment and shall, if absent in the Dominican organ
from the Colony, give the name and address of an Agent residing in "Le Vie Intellectuelle" in
the Colony." the middle thirties. In 1937 i
The prescribed date in each year is as follow:- hi book "Chr; ens d Unis:
nipe d'un Oecumnisme
Public Officers .... 3rst January. r principe d'un Oisme
Persors other than Public Officers... 3rst March. Catholique" was sold out
It should be specially noted that any person who fails to make a almost at once. Orders
Return in the manner and at the time required by Section 40 of the from the Curia forbade its
Income Tax Ordinance No.7 of s0.l shall be guilty of an offence agant reprintitng although 2no theo-
'; Ordinanw and shall be liable on Fummary conviction to a fine not --'" fat'it i i".A
ri d raard and fnfty Aolrars'nd__ r "
ent, with or withoutt hrd labour for any term not exceeding In I950 another book,
..nths. (Vide Section 45 and 70 of Income Tax Ordinance 'Vraie et Fausse Reforme
No. 7 of .961.) dans lEglise," suffered the
Owing to default n firriishing returns by large numbsr of persons, same. fate. Henceforth his
the Comnmssioners oflncome Tax are caused an unnecessary amount of books had to be submitted' to 1
inconvenience 'and extra labour in assessing Income Tax and it is pro- oos a tbe sumitd
posed to enforce the provisions of the law against such persons. a special censorship in Rome.
It should be noted that deduction for Insurance Premiums and No more were to appear
Interest on Loans are not allowed unless supported by receipts. until 1958. In 1953 the
J. McATAMNEY worker priests were dissolved.
Comptroller of Inland Revenue. Father Congar commented:
Department of Inland Revenue, "You can condemn a solu/
Roseau. tion but not a problem."
I8th December, 1963. In 1954 he was ordered to
G.O. 132-Jan. 4--8 cease teaching and to leave
an inteikctual suspccr, he
vas appointed a consultar:t
o the I rparatoly Theological
Commission for the Vatican
The General of the
Dominicans promptly raised
iim to tj.e rank of Master
)f Theology on thie recom
inndation of Pope Paul at
he beginning of the second
session of 1he Council.
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POLICE AND TRAFFIC NOTICE
Owners of Motor Vehicles, and Motor Vehicles Drivers oper,
ating in the Northern District are hereby informed that the Exami,
ner of Motor Vehicles, will attend at the following times and places
for the purpose of examining Motor Vehicles, Applicants for dri-
vers licenses and collecting fees.
PORTSMOUTH From Monday 27th January to Wednesday 29th Jan,
uary, 1964 (inclusive) from 9 a.m. to I p.m. and
2 to 4 p.m. each day.
MARIGOT From Thu sday 3oth January to Friday 3Ist January,
1964 (inclusive) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon ar.d 2 to 4
p.m. each day, and on Saturday ist February from 9
a.m. to 12 noon.
A valid Certificate of Third Party Insurance must be produced along
with each motor vehicle for examination.
2. Owners and drivers are hereby advised to pay their Motor Vehicle and
Drivers Licenses by the end of January, as drivers and owners of unlicen,
ed motor vehicles found on the Roads may be prosecuted as from Ist
February next if they are found operating.
Inability of the Examiner to examine and certify as to mechanical
fitness is no excuse for falling to pay the licence duty, as the life of the
last issued certificate may be extended to such time as the Examiner finds
necessary. (S.R. & 0. 52/-195).
No Motor Vehicle may be licensed unless it is covered by Insurance
at Third Party Risks.
0O. 139 Jan 4-25 AgS Chief Of Police & Traffic Commissioner.
Offered a chair of Church
History in the school of
higher studies at Paris Uni/
versity, he was ordered by
the Curia to resign it. In
1955 the new General of the
Dominicans tried to use him
again as a teacher at Le
Saulchoir. He was silenced
after a few lectures.
After a year of inactivity
he was then sent to England
where he established close
contact with a number of
Anglicans at Cambridge.
He was ordered to break off
his contacts with them.
In 1957, however, the tide
turned. The Bishop of
Weber, took him under his
wing and shortly afterwards
Pope John transformed his
situation. Instead of being
Boxes 'f Mangoes leave Malindi Airport on thetj
4000-mile flight to London.
To the Magistrate, District "G"
& the Chief of Police.
:, AUDREY MACQUILQUIN,
iow residing at Portsmouth, in the
parish of St. John, do hereby gve
you notice, that it is my intention to
app'y at the Mag:strate's Courr, to
be held at Portsmouth on Saturday
ti:e 4th day of April, ensuing, for a
Retail LIQUOR LICENCE in respect
of my premises at Bay Street West,
Portsmou:h, parish of St John.
Dated the Ioth diy Jantu;ry 1964
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SATURDAY. JANUARY 18 t95.1
Justice, Rum And
Three old Musketeers of
early Trade Union and early
Labour Party days Hon.
E. C. Loblack, Mr. Willie
Husseyand Mr. Walter
George, held a public meet,
ing from a house in New
Street last Saturday night.
Beginning with a prayer and
a solemn hymn, the meeting
was chaired by Mr. Hussey,
Labour's "guardian of the
public address system", who
exhorted street listeners to be
Main speaker Mr. Loblack
declared his four cardinal
points to be (i) ignorance
(2) wickedness (3) selfishness
and (4) envy. He said that
Jesus, Abraham Lincoln: nd
President Kennedy had been
murdered for their goodness;
in 1945, he added, someone
put acid in his president's
desk chair at the trade union
office. The same person who
put such acid on his pants,
he declared, put acid on Mrs.
Sill harking ba c k to the
1940s, Mr. Loblack read
letters gi vi n g notice to
tenants who kept cattle on
certain estates in Dominica,
including Geneva, Belfast
andSugar Loaf. He
blamed Dom;nica's malnu-
trition on these evictions of
farmers. "A!l are afraid to
talk to (he people in case they
mightn't get votes," he said.
Cont.. n page 12
Dear Madam,--Thank you ro
very much. and in par-icular, for
the Xmas No. of the "D. H." I
imagine the "Baby' Poem beside
your picture and your husband's to
have been yours, unsigned. To
say it is a gem is poor words.
Your tenderness is p;-ofound: i
cannot but believe the strength of
the Star, in :he long run, is invinci-
Yours in service.
J. D. MONRO,
NOTE.--I did write the Christmas
A splendid cocktail pirty was
held at Springfield last Tuesday in
novour of one/day visitor Mr.
Robert J. Morris, Senior Vice
President and Agency Supervisor
of the British American Insurance
Company. Hosts were Mr. and
Mrs. G. W. Derek, Dominica
Manager of the Ccmpany and his
w ei, and Mr. Hugh White (:aff
Manager) and Mrs. Wiite.
ivIL. Morris expressed to the m'ny
guests among wnom were banking
and business heads, the opposi-
tion leader his wife of;cials, and mny
well-known social personalities. his
happiness at arriving in Dominica
at last af'er a 24-hour hold up due
to Dad flying weather. He declared
himselfto be a family man (Father
of scven, soon to be eight); and .vas
deeply impressed by our magnificent
scenery. Britis!--American Insur-
ance has built up a fine reputation
here cf service and courtesy to its
clients and democratic good manners
in handling even the smallest
Ghana's Ambassador to
the United Nations Alex
QuaisonSackey, who flew
into Barbados on a visit last
week, issu-d a goodwill.
appeal to political leaders in
British Guiana to end dis/
unity between commun .';e
of African a n d i n d i;a n
descemi here, in the interest
ot all concerned. h is is
tl'e first time an African
statesman has inte r v e n e d
directly in Caribbean affairs.
'he Ambassador Pleni
po'lntiary had a talk with
D-. Cheddi Jagan in G.
before the Jagans and four
other delegates went to Jama/
ica for the conference.
Dominica Evangelist M'ssion,
Bath, Road Roseau,
January 13, 1964
The Domninca Evangelist 4i;3,
sion will be holding an evangelis-
tic campaign at Dumas building,
Bath Road, beginning on January
20oh, 1964. Th: public are invi-
ted: ti.ne 7:30 p. m,;. Subject,
Mountain Top Experieine.
- FOLLOW THE STAR
CENTRAL HOUSING &PLANNNIG AUTHORITY
It is notified for general information that the follow,
ing Resolution was unanimously. passed, at a meeting of
the Central Housing &Planning .Authority held on Fri,
d.y ioth January, 1964. i .: ,
S1 HUBERT N. JOSEPH .
SCentral Housing & Planning Authority.
"BE IT RESOLVED a n d it is he-e-y resolved
That a rate of 1% of the Assessed Value be lev/
ied on all houses as assessed under Appendix D
to the Goodwill First Supplementary Sche.ne for
the half year ending 30th June, 1964."
GO 8 Jan. i8.
CARNIVAL IN WONDERLAND
which woul- you choose.?
Humpty Dumpty ?
Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle?
The Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe ?
Make your own choice quickly and send
your children to the partyjwhich is to be
held at St. Gerard's Hall on Sunday, February 2,
at 3:00 p.m.
Lots of Prizes are awaiting them there.
Remember! The characters of Nursery Rhymes or Fairy Tales
Entrance Fee :
SUPPORT THE HERALD
CYPRIOT GIRL'S GIFT TO QUEEN
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Xenia Nicolaou, Student in Britain from troubled Cyprus, with citrus
fruit of her country she presented to four Royal Mothers who are await,
ing new babies H. M. The Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess
Alexandra and the Duchess of Kent.
PAGE TWELVE DOlMiNICA HERALD SaTURDAY, JANUARY 18, I9t4
Justice, Rum And Masquerade
(Continued from page 1)
Kicks And Education
Thl-re were several inter,
ruptiols to the words, some
from tiny children, whose
parents the speaker reproach,
ed for leaving them out on
the streets so late at night;
referring to the Masterkicks/
boy incident, Mr. Loblack
said "Government has taken
a decision. Wrong or right,
matter closed. .. (Heckling)
even if that teacher had not
kicked the boy, he would
still have to leave Dominica,
because nothing good can
last in this country." Our
reporter understood the
speaker to say "it is better for
you to get a kick and have
education", but we have
been told since by the orator
that he actually replied to a
heckler: "you will not get
a kick nor an education".
Mr. Loblac k excused
Government for not provide/
ing people with work. He
said that Dominica's taxes
and revenue were just
enough to pay clerks and
civil servants. 'It is not
had a trade union badge as
"t y r a n n i c a I", saying
"Government cannot allow
it." He went on to men,
tion the PWD Inquiry, stat/
ing that "unless you practise
bobol you have no part in
Dominica". "West Indians
are not yet qualified to ad,
minister justice. Domini,
cans want nothing more
than rum and masquerade."
Among other classic remarks
made at this meeting, though
not in the precise order of
their utterance, were the fol-
lowing;- "Churchill said,
'it doesn't matter how bad
the news i-, give it to the
people' ... Life is a bat,
tle and we are now at war...
Unless Dominica can form
a fearless society based on
wisdom and vision to des,
troy poverty, ignorance and
wickedness, Dominica has
no hope. .. Social Welfare
in Dominica is mostly dom.'
ino clubs and recreation...
Children's dances encourage
immorality in te e n/a g e
girls, ...Give the lapd to the
people and let them produce
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QlVll ervarius. ousl1..cs .u o09. . M.,nltrieungo oI,,.M
know which Government at i o'clock and all they
they want in power. They get is Juc and bread....
must carry on to the best of Our reporter was under
their ability," he added later, the impression that the speaks
at which there were claps. er said "I am in the Govern/
Producing rhe Universal ment of Dominica but we
Declaration of Hum a n stand on sinking sand. .."
Rights, from which he quot/ However, she stands correct,
ed, Loblack condemned the ed by Loblack himself, who
exclusion of workers from denies that he ever uttered
waterfront jobs unless they such words.
Teachers Stand For Truth & Justice
(Cont. from page 1
its staffing, curriculum, pro,
graimme, progress and disci-
pline if any drastic action
were to be taken and asked
that a "thorough" investiga,
tion be made before a decision
was arrived at, virtually begg-
ing the powersthatbe to see
that the overriding factor in
all this is the school and its
progress and not the appease,
ment or satisfaction of a few
whose arguments w e r e
charged with emotion and
We cannot escape the
conclusion that our memo'
randum was ignored. For
we fail to see how the history,'
making decision could
have been taken if the consi,
derations outlined in the fore-
going paragraph had been
judiciously weighed. Not-
withstanding th i s however,
the decision was taken and a
great blow was dealt to the
school -a blow which
could have been avoided if
statesmanship and rational
thought had prevailed on all
Motivated by necessity,
intense love for the school
and the desire to see it re-
establish itself in its former
prominent position in our
society, we felt ourselves duty
bound to attempt to seek,
with limited time and re,
sources at our disposal, a
reconsideration of the case;
and to press home more
strongly the incalculable da,
mage which would be
suffered by the school as a
result of the magnitude of the
disciplinary action m et e d
out. In this connection we ACCORDING TI
made many representations in
person to several prominent featuring Charlton Hesto
members of the community Vol. i. The Life of Our Lo
including the Chief Minister, ,, 2. The Passion of Our
the Minister for Labour and (Two L. P Records giving a true
Social Services, the Minister At Your
for Trade and Production, OSM
Mr. Keith Alleyne Q. C.
President of the Old Boys'
Association, Mr. F ran k _
Baron, leader of the Opposi/
tion Party, the boy's guardian ......... ..-.-.
(Mr. Stedman Patrick) and
and last but "by no means AN N 0 U N
least" Mrs. MABEL MOIR
JAMES, the boy's aunt.
We felt sure that the fact Ws wish to inform
that the decision was already i thai we will be open
arrived at did not mean that
it was irrevocable, since flexi, DA
ability must be considered a CEDAR
necessary ingredient of true
Our personal represent/
tions gave us more cause for 80 King Geo
hope (han we anticipated. Ro0
The guardian of the boy in, i ANNA RAF
timated his willingness to HANNA RAF
settle for a proper apology and Jan. Is, 25
to withdraw legal proceed, ...... .......
ings in the interest of educa-
tion; many others seemed ___
amenable to gestures of that
sort. Paradoxically enough, Classified Advt.
ho ver, we learnt to our PITCH PINE BOARD AND CANA,
intense chagrin and almost DIAN CEDAR BOARD IN STOCK
total disbeliefon Monday 6th. Nnw
January 1964 tnat the dec,
sion to terminate Mr. Hop-
kin's contract had b ee n
endors-d. Four days later
Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins left
"It it better by yielding to
truth to conquer opinion, than by
yielding to opinion to be defeated
M. O. BRAND, J.CHARLES,
F.C. DELAMERE, A. JAMES, A.
LEEVY, S. P. RICHARDS,
C. SAVARIN, C. A. SHILLING,
FORD, J. SORHAINDO, H. E.
D. G. S. Masters.
(We are printing the
gua rdian's version of the
incident next week Ed.)
Astaphan's Daily Prize Winners
In the Astaphan daily draws
this week and last the prizewinners
have been as follows:
Mrs P. Honeychurch, Antrim
Valley: Mrs C.Corriete, Fortne Es-
tate: Miss Camille Angol, Scotts,
Head: Miss Olive Delsol, Newtown
Mr Sheil Simeon: Charles Self Ser-
vice: Mr. N. Wade, 323 Pembroke
Street Portsmouth; Miss Churchila
Fitne; Miss Izella Raphael, 12 King
All the above are entitled to
goods worth $10.00 and must go
to the Store on Thursday 30th Jan,
uary to select the goods to this va-
Presentatation of the prizes will
take place on Saturday, February i.
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