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Title: Dominica herald
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 42 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Publisher: Dominica Herald
Place of Publication: Roseau, Dominica
Roseau, Dominica
Publication Date: February 15, 1964
Frequency: weekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Dominica -- Newspapers   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Dominica
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1955? Cf. caption.
General Note: Editor, <1963-1964>: Phyllis Shand Allfrey.
General Note: "For the General Welfare of the People of Dominica, the further advancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole."
General Note: Description based on: Jan. 12, 1963; title from caption.
General Note: Last issue consulted: December 31, 1964.
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ESTABLISHED 1955 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY Is, 1964 PR


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Allison Trotter 1964 Queen

THIS year's carnival in Dominica passed off without
violence, in a mood of relatively disorganised merry.
making, cooledoff in its last hours by light showers of rain.


Smoothest performance was
the Beauty Queen show at
the Carib cinema, which
was a triumph of glitter and
timing, for which the Jaycees
may be congratulated. All
the Queen contestants were
lovely girls, and 18-year-old
Miss Allison Trotter, who
,was sashedandcrowned at
some length by H. H. the
Acting Administrator (tu the
delight of the audience) had
a ravishing smile and appear-
ed to our reporter a most
popular choice of a real
creole beauty. She' gained
by' not being too: heavily
,n.id e .-_p,-= 4 a -" str__
satonal. sunset evening gown.
Miss Lucienne Caudeiron,
whose international classical
beauty was enhanced by the
Wild Rose ball/dress design,
ed and made by her talented
mother, received a big ova,
don as the runner/up, and it
was obvious that Miss Glen,
da Larocque had a tremend,
ous number of admirers of
her appealing good looks
and charm.


Graceful Northern Beauty
A dark beauty from the
North, Miss Lyn Robin,
would have scored this news,
paper's marks for dignity and
movement; Patricia Monelle
was most exotic; Ursula
Powell looked regal in nile
green; and Susan Laurier's
mystery blue gown was a
triumph. Sitting as we did
among relatives of contestants
and calypsonians, it was fair,
ly easy to guess who was
going to win, for when cer,
tain young ladies appeared
on stage, the calypsonians
rolled off their seats in an
ecstasy of appreciation. M.
C. Tommy Coulthard did
a smart job of commentating,
the sideshows, ind dances
were admirable, the calypsos
were revealing though not
Srecordbreaking, a n d of
course there was "our Sissie"


Caudeiroa to. bring us back
to our place on the map with
her grand West Indian songs
and zes:.
Mardi Gras Subdued


Burke gave the alarm at
12.35 am. and the Brigade
was cn the scene within three
minutes. By 1.18 the fire
was under control being
largely confined by the high
walls surrounding the area.
There were no casualties but
most householders lost every-
thing they had and 21 child,
ren had to be passed over


BARBADOS SU8
WINDFALL
Grantiey Adams Wins
AFTER cons'--rable pol
ised by Sir Grantlcy Adams
Barbados sugar workers are
bonus in full. Due to the fal
prices in 1963, the.Sugar Pro
dos was able to offer 400% o
workers. The Executive of 1
suggested that up to 40%/o of
placed in a "Sugar Worker:


On the Monday and :he wall and fence at one Fund" and the D. L. P. G
Tuesday, it may be admitted side to safety. back Union Pr-sident Fratnk
that only one band (Gulli, Sunday Parade ary legislation to set up the Ftu
very's Travels) was in the . L, Condemns B, L. P,
great Trinidad tradition; The Sunday foat parade
almost everything else was at Windsor Park presented The Union Executive claimed
performed or enjoyed in a five floats to a large crowd: that a memorandum received fron the
state of spontaneous unplan, Nassief's "Purina" float was Federation accepted the proposal in
ned.confusion, which exact excellent advertising and the principle, but this the Federation
denies and the whole windfall"
ly suited the ,cautious atti-. secondary s c h o o ls beauty ill now be paid ot to the work-
tude of the population. to queen (Miss Emma Grell) ers, as it had been done in Jamaica.
this year's m squerade, the appeared in a flower'decor, The Caribbean Congress of Labour;
-f "' aFt '. h v _.. o. ^ e .,s:,urrnAdedA b, a (Mr. Frank Walcotr iis on the
Most disoganised of all ws bevy of"blossoms, Which cue
Most disorganized of aled the Employers for having 'rlay
Jouvert, since the players did drew much applause for ee and have threatened to write
not turn up at dawn at the originality. The Hercul.an to the International Labour Organis-
Carib cinema as announced, Girls made quite a hit, too; action reporting Sir Grantley Adams
leaving onlookers hanging Calypsonians "Spark" and for "disrupting a collective agree-
around there for over an "Explorer" entertained the nent freely arrived at between em-
ployee and employer". (Sir Grantley
hour. A gallant little Pap, audience, and M.C. was is a member of the legal Commitee
pishow b a n d which had Mr. C.A. Maynard. None of Experts of the I. L. O.) The B.
amusing characters such as of the melodies hit the jack, L. P. argument is that the rank and
F i d e I Castro, Christine pot with a really rousing file were never consulted.
Keeler, the tradition lal bridal tuneful roadmarch th:s year, 7he triumph of the B. L. P over
the windfall bonus; (however econo,
pair and bishop, Mr. Stevens but "Idol's" and "Observ, mically unsound the outcome may
and the C.M., seemed to er's" calypsos were shrewd, be) has caused political comment,
have vanished by 7 a.m. topical and amusing. tors to reconsider the B. L.P. as a
Soufitlre had a little teenage trou, dormant par;y and to prophesy a
Another Terrible Fire ble when banned sensay costumes big comeback at the polls in the
Thcre were quite a num were ordered "off" by the Police next election. Their Aunual Con,
bTer of highly intoxicated and the telephone lines subsequendy ference was well attended and the
r highly intoxic cut, but the arrival of Inspector slight rift between Sir Grantley and
people on the streets, but Doctrove and a riot squad restored M. E. Cox (head of the Barbados
they did not behave obnox/ order quickly. The f.re at the Souf- Progrssive Union of Workers) was
iously. The only note of riere dispensary was a small one, healed just before the Conference
tragedy during the pre-jump unconnected with Carnival. beg'n, Cox being appointed to the
rag y danther pire- p iOur St. Joseph conespondent new B.L.P. executive along with
up was another fire in R writes that enthusiasm for Carnival stalwarts like Freddie Miller and the
eau, which drew revellers reached a high level in 1964 and ex-Federal P. M.'s lawyer-broadcaster
from both the grammar school that the people there enjoyed the son Tom Adams.
and Union Club dances to most decent and expressive celebra,
see the blaze. This took tion ever known, ably protected by Second Fertiliser
place in Great George St. local Police.
place in Great George St. At Atkinson ,(a correspondent Distribution
in the early hours of Sunday writes) there was for the first time an
morning. Starting from a organized masquerade band run by The Banana Association have
small incompletelydoused the young folk with the aid of the fertilizer under the rehabilitation
fire under "Zudi's" house, it younger married couples: they wore scheme set up after the hurricanes.
rapidly spread yellow headdresses of crepe paper,sh
rapidly spread, completely yellow satinhearesses an of ck paper, Pending financial decisions by the
consuming the two larger with yellow sashes; their faces were British Government, growers will
houses belonging to Miss painted in weird patterns with lipw be charged forth fertilize but
Geraldine Tavernier and stick and eyebrow pencil. Even the ample credaities are offered.
Miss Ivy Guye next door more austere of thevillage elderap F dessociations Notice on available six.the
and wiped out all the small ovedand may joined in thesi Assciatis Noice on page si
hoses in the bckri going and dancing.
houses in the back ght Labour Depts. Conference-no release
down to King's Lane. Bob' Third Prizewinning story-PPg. 7 received by Press-dma.-ED.


CARNIVAL


HAPPY-GO-LUCKY


GARR WORKERS'
" BONUS
s Fight For Payment
itical pressure, cbiefly organ-
, Barbados Labour Party, the
to be paid their "windfall"
iitastic increase in world sugar
iducer's Federation of Barba,
f their increase of profit to the
the Barbados Workers Union
thle'Worker's share should be
s' Rehabilitation and Welfare
government were prepared to
Walcott and pass the necess,
icd.

Two Dominicans
For Training
St. Vincent Child Care
Centre .
Two places onered' to
suitable Dominican appli
cants for one -year's training

Creche. constructed through
Commonwealth- Save the
Children Funds have been
awarded to Miss Andrea
John (23) of Loubiere and
Miss Cynthia Robinson (z1)
of M'rigot, respectively. A
number of applications were
received, some from married
women, who were not, how,
ever, eligible in this instance.
The offer was made by Miss
Monica Green, C. S, C. F.
Director now resident in St.
Vincent.
Miss John was a student
at Mount Saint Mary's in
1962 under the direction of
Miss E. Koeune. She has
been in charge of the pre,
school in Loubiere for one
year, and she has been the
head teacher at Roseau pre-
school for one year.
Miss Robinson gave up a
clerical job in Roseau to start
her own little nursery school
in Marigot last year. It now
enrolls 70 infants whose pa,
rents are at work, and will
be carried on .during her
absence by a competent
substitute.
It Is hoped that both girls
will return to their childcare
activities 'better equipped
through. wider experience
and skilled training. Select/
don was ma4e by the local
Youth" Tiust Commiittee.


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DOMINICA HERALD


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1964


What The Child Wrote
The item beneath was brought to our attention by Miss


If Barbados Goe-sEntertainment
-- What Next P And Social


Royal Convert
To Wed


Sylvia Johson. We are happy to print it at the request of I S soon as thepeople of Conflict of two interesting events Queen Juliana of Holland
,AS te o on the same evening caused
several persons. A Barbados wa,.t inde- tinguished Britis film and tevisi broadcast to the Dutch action
A 15-yearold Yonkers schoolgirl wrote the poem in pendence if it be next authority to present his glimpses in, on Tuesday Feb. 4, following
memory of President Kennedy whicii has been sweeping week they shall have it." to modern British films to a singu, the news that her second
New York. She is Barbara Jones, a sophomore in Sacred The fcregoing have been re, ladly smai! audience at the Domin- daughter, Princess Irene, had
Heart High School and daughter of Yonkers Police Lt. portedas words of Premier ica Grammar School lst Saturday entered the Roman Catholic
Edward Jones nrgit. The lecturer, Dr. Roger Church in Spain. The
Tied "Special Delivery from Heaven, the poem of Barbados Manvell, (here for one day only)
Tiled "Special Delivery from Heaven, the poem It does seem that the Pre spoke on "the new movement" Queen asked th Dutch
memorialized the dead President by imaging what he mier of Barbados is deter- away from typed Big Star personali- people to be understanding
would now write his family if he could break through the mined to seek independence i-s towards greater realism in film, and considerae in their
silence of death. for the 166 square miles cor- making and scenes from working attitude, since the engagement
"We were all assigned in English class to write monly known as "Little class life. r.Mave was chaired of the Princess (which she
monly known as "Little by Mr. Derek Aspinall, British of the Princess (which she
memorial tribute to the Presid-nt," Barbara explained England". He has now Council official from Trinidad. It had hope to announce) had
telling how the poem came about. "I knew most of the indirectly put it to the people was a dazzling entertainment of wit fallen through.
others were writing eulogies arid I thought it would be as an akernative to the pro, and fascinating film excerpts, includ-
Last Dec. Barbara brought her poem toent."school. A posed federation of t h e ing "cuts" from Saturday Nigbt and A few days after this
Last Dec. 6 Barbara brought her poem to school. A "Seven Sunday Morning and the new period broadcast, Princess Irene and
"Seven". classic Tom Jones. Hun. W.S.
friend read it, and copied it. Soon other students at the arouse sPrince Carlos of BourbonJones. Hun. W. S.
friend read it, and oped it. Soon other students at the This tried must arouse Stevens spoke at this presentation. Prince Carlos of Bourbon,
school made copies. Afterwards it was printed in Te some seriouM thinking in Most other VIP's including the Parma, aged 33, alighted
N. Y.Journal American. Montserrat, because she, as Ag. Administrator and his wife, from a plane near Amster,
Barbara, had an explanation of her own on why her the smallest unit, must of the C. M. and his wife and various dam and the engagement was
poem spread. ffnecessityals and society personaes officially announced. The
"People want to be reminded that this isn't the end. necessity be in the least fav attended the Fashion Show min aid
"People want to be reminded that this isn't the end. ourable position to dictate. of the Girl Guides' Easter trip to young couple were surround-
President Kennedy is being rewarded for the good he If there is anything clear it is Trinidad, staged at the same hour ed by hundreds of jubilant
did here." that the 'Seven' islands are at St. Gerard's Hall where new- and affectionate Netherlands
Here are the verses: not any closer to unity than look models strolled down the citizens. Prince Bernhard,
"To The Kennedy family they-ere two years ago aisles to display their styles at close Q u e en Juiana and the
they ere two year ago. ange.
From: John Fitzgerald Kennedy It does seem that serious Mrs. Marie Davis Pierre's choir Dutch Prime Minister re-
Sorry I had to kave rght away, differences have arisen, since sang three selections; Miss Barbara ceived 'the betrothed pair.
I look down and smile at you every day. the last two meetings of the Bully and Mr. Matthews gave two The Princess has renounced
Little Patrick asks to say "Hi," Regional Council of Mipis, duets; Mrs Caudeiron's "La her rights to royal succession;
I.ove you, I'm happy so please don't cry. ters, and it is unfortunate that Renaissance Dance Troupe" danced the wedding will take place
n it is uf rt Souih American, numbers. The dini, .wil a pie
And Caroline I'd like to sayno indication of these differ, "Swinging Stars" provided music in late April an Prince
SAn roneud Daddy was of you that day,y, ences have been given by while the Laudience :looked and Carlos,.son of the, Pretender
SHow poud Daddy ws you tht day, ,. unit leader s thm ine enoio ed. desi ome howl,
-dWbe'ny yo tooedo k .a... ,ry- attthe mfioment the next move ,outing and jumpi b make a e abroad, for his
And doing as Mommy did, youma take the population of ex-secodary school pupilsin the wife.
back seats. Mrs. Foster was
Litte Jofn, now you're the big man, this island completely by Master of Ceremonies. FOLLOW THE STAR *
So take care of Mommy the best you can. surprise.
You were just like a soldier that salute was so brave, The questions exercising COLONY OF DOMIN ICA
Thanks for the flag that you placed on my grave. our minds at present are. TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT
I.Tr! -.11 l__ ITLEBY.R GIST ATIO,.AC


And Jackie, there was no time for goodbyes
But I'm sure you could read the "Farewell" in my
Watch over our children and love them for me,
I'll treasure your love through eternity.
So please carry on as you did before,
'Till all of us meet on Heaven's bright shore.
Remember I love you, remember I care,
I'll always be with you, though you don't see me tl
Love,
Jack."
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wnat w:1 mte Government
adopt as an alternative if the
eyes, plans for the smaller federal,
tion fails ? Will it be an
attempt to seek a special
association with the United
Kingdom e or will it be a
move towards Canada?
We believe that those in
here. position, and in possession of
the facts are resourceful
enough to devise a new path,
we also believe that they are
responsible enough to be fully
engaged in working out an
E alternative before the eleventh
hour; but what we do not
want to believe is that the
decision will be made with,
out prior consultation of the
j populace a
kst Any attempt to lead this
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Of0 association conceived by offi,
[ cials alone is bound to be
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ADJOURNED AUCTION NOTICE


IN the Matter of the Application for Fore-
closure of Mortgage by Barclays Bank
D.C.O. over 1800 square feet of I a n d in
the Parish of St. George in the Colony of
Dominica the property of Karl Hector and
Janet Serrant.
To be solId pursuant to an Order made by The Hon,
durable Mr. Justice E. L. St. Bernard on the 15th day of
July, 1963, in the Colony of Dominica under the Title by
Registration Act Notice to Pay Off having been filed and served
on the 3rd day of December, 1962, on behalf of Barclays Bank
D.C.O. at Public Auction by the Provost Marshal of Dominica
at the Court House, Roseau, at 3.00 p.m. on Thursday the
20th day of February, 1964.
All that portion of land known as Lot S 321 situate at Good-
will Parish of St. George containing 1800 square feet and
bounded as follows:- On the North by lot S 320, On the
East by Road C 25, On the South by Lot S 322, On the West
by Lot S 330 the property of Karl Hector and Janet Serrant.
Particulars and conditions of sale may be obtained from
Clifton Alexander Herriot Dupigny of Chambers, New Street,
Roseau, Dominica, the Solicitor having the carriage of the
sale and at the place of sale.
Dated the 21st day of January, 1964.
(Sgd) JOSEPH V. JEAN PIERRE
Registrar and Provost Marshal
Jan. S5, Ftb. i, 8, I.


SPORT E THE RALD


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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1964


LONDON LETTER
S BY GRAHAM NORTON

Britain's Election the trade figures come our,
and they are always poor
Date after the summer, due to
factory shutdowns for the
Any meeting of top Con/ holiday, aid our tourists
servatives just now results in spending m o n -:y abroad.
a flurry of speculation in the Then, much more serious, if
press. It must have been to the economic situation is to
discuss the date of the elec/ take a long-term turn for the
tion, the papers say. Sir wrst, it is then that it shows
Alec now has nine months self, and emergency
to go; but unlike natural measures have to be taken,
mothers, he can choose to go such as restricting credit,
to the p.:ople before then if which hits the small man
he so wants. The Prime wanting ta buy a house or
Minister has a right reserved household items on hire,
to himself alone, and one on purchase.
which he rarely formally Besides, by the end of
consults his Cabinet col- September, the American
leagues, the right to advise Prtsidential elt cton will be
the Queen to dissolve Parlia, stealing the headlines, and
ment. our election will be in the
On all conceivahbe eyes of t heworld, and even
occasions, however, a Prime to some of our electors, some,
Minister asks his closest ad/ thing of a sideshow. The
visers for their vSews. For indications aie then that our
an assessment of election next government must be in
chances, he turns to his the saddle before the US
particular cronies 'in the election. (A further reason
Cabinet, also to those known is that in the event of a
to be most shrewd in this change of party in America,
field. Then of course there an experienced, British ad-
are his professional advisers ministr.tion would have a
in the Conservative Central. greater chance of influencing
Office, who are, on the Western policy while it
-hiigSest le ve personally found Its feer).
appointed by him, and who So indications are that the
have at,their disposal some choice of election dte is a
of the cleverest advertising limited one. March is possi-
and public relations brains bli. Sir Alec will have
in the country, returned from his talks with
Let us try and put our/ Persident Johnson (but Mr.
selves in their shoes. To Wilson is to have talks too).
start with, the field they have The Prime Minister too has
in front of them is not a clear just begun to make fighting
one. It is littered with electoral speeches, which
obstacles. To start with, could be programmed to
there is the Budget in the p.'ak in middle Mareh. His
firsteweek of-April. Not to p..ty have begu i their poster
make it a pleasant one for campaign, as have their anti,
the taxpayer risks ui:popu, nationlisation business allies.
larity. But to introduce a If the election is delayed, then
"give-away" Budget is to this impact will wear off.
make certain that y o u r One cannot have the PM
opponents will accuse you ranting party points up and
of bribing the electorate, down the country for six
Besides, the Chancellor of months on end. Besides,
the Exchequer is not an Sir Alec is too nice a man
entirely fiee agent, and has to want to do this protracted,
to consider the economic ly.
health of the country and of If not March, then the
Sterling, feeling is that June is the
This year also seesl' local date. The local government
government elections, include, defeats will be already fading
ing the controversial ones for from memory. The Prime
London's new system of Minister will have established
local government harm. And himself more solidly. A
all the signs are that the great deal of reforming legis,
Conservatives will lose some lation will have been put on
local council seats. the Statute Book.
By July, the country is in But the disadvantage is
the middle of the holiday that by that timf the PM will
season, when millions of be "over-exposed" as a par-
voters will be away from ty politician, without having
home, and the same applies establishing himself as a
in August. In September statesman. The way t h e


campaign is going, it seems Qree Receives
to your correspondent, the uen Re


Conservatives are planning
ap earlier date. Sumner
elections are considered to be
bad for the Torie: and good
for Labour (whose landslide
victory cme then in 1945).
If your correspondent had to
advise, then chis is what he
would sy;
Hold your election be,
tween the first week of Aril
and the first week of May.
In the first week cfMiy will
fall the County Council
elections, and you will not
lose many seats. It is the
Borough Council elections
in May that you mlit fear.
As for the Budget, make this
as attractive as you can, but
honestly so. Ignore t h e
words of the poet T. S.
Eliot: "April is tLe cruelest
month"! And take the
plunge!
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'OSmulnautI
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Valentina Ni k o la y e v a,
Taresbkova, wha arrived in
London on a three/day visit,
was received at Buchingham
Palace by Queen Elizabeth
on Feb. 5 for 40 minutes,
then lunched with the British'
Mintister of Aviation, Mr.
Julian Amery.
Val.mina visited Britain
at the invitation of the Bri,
tish Interplanetary Society,
and was presented with the
society's gold medal. When
asked whether being a mother
.would interfere with her
space career (she got married
after her spectacular globe-
circling flignt,), she replied
"I'll always be ready to make
the first flight to the moon."

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A panorama of music was one
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Trades and Labour Union.
The Chief Minister of Antigua,
Hon. Vere Bird (who is also
Presid.et of the Union) has he:n
challenged this week to make a
statement as to the position of
Antigua in view of the recent
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other members ofthe "Little Seeca"
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1954


SAn immediate budget session of the
Legislature.
* Revision of the voters lists, for which
financial provision will have to be
made.
SA clear statement on the Little
Federation.
It is unusual in an editorial to shortlist
the main points in advance of its argu,
ment. We do so today because we wish
to bring these matters tb Government and
public attention in a sharp c o n c i s e
manner.
An immediate budget session is called
for, and we live in hope that even before
we are in print the date will be set. Such
a meeting will provide an opportunity to
debate Government's financial provisions
for 1964 six weeks of the year having
already slipped by. In the middle of
February we are as uninformed about im,
pottant business as we were'in .the middle
- ~December ; metnw--e, tf-re legisators
are still drawing their salaries. This is
neither thrifty, democratic nor reassuring
to the population cf Dominica, which
saw the number of Leg. Co. meetings
reduced to skinandbone last year.
The second necessary step, for which
provision should be made in the long,
awaited budget, (and if it is not therein,
such provision should be insisted upon
by the Opposition) is the puttingin-hand
right away of a revision of the voters' lists
of this territory. Such revisions should
actually be made yearly in order to keep
the lists up to date and to provide for
possible by,elections: after all, legislators
are mortal. This measure is even longer
overdue; Grenada is one of the other


)MINICA HERALD


islands which has set a good example by
undertiki-ng already a thorough and well,
planned voters' list revision. What stops
us from doing likewise ? There are already
many causes for complaint regarding
omissions or mistakes in the old lists; not to
revise the lists would be nearly as injurious
to the free franchise as the inhibitive effect
of property qualifications. It would definite
ely reduce the number: of votes cast, by keep-
ing people off the rolls. If reform is no:
'done in good time by which we mean
NOW we foresee shocking confusion
and dissatisfaction whea the notsofaroff
general election comes to pass.
Thirdly, in certain islands (notably
Antigua) Government leaders are being
pressed fo state their attitude to the future
of the Little Federatioin, particularly if
Barbados should (as she has hinted that
she might) opt out. We take upon our,
selves in the name of the population, to
insist that the Chief Minister should break
his code of concealment and speak up on
-this issus-T-kr-or buiesf- -wv-ir-d
all in it, or may all be left out of it: we
want to know to what attitudes and
decisions the Hon. C. M. may feel him-
self empowered to commit us all. A
Chief Minister who won his constituency
seat by only sixty votes in South Roreau
should pause to consider whether personal
pronouncements, unbacked by the popu,
nation, can be truly representative of the
majority.
So then let us have a budget session
pronto and examine our cashbook, even
though it is a grantaided one; gIve us
orderly and corrected voters' lists;, tell us
what position Dominica is supposed to be
taking up in regard to the Little Federa,
tion. We ask these civic favours politely,
and add the word: PLEASE.


DE GAULLE IS RIGHT


Fourteen years ago, Great Britain recog,
nised Communist China, acting (we
presume) on the sensible principle that you
cannot ignore the existence of a nation of
over 500 million people simply by pre-
tending that is does not exist. The
Chinese now number over 600 millions,
Recently General de Gaulle, whom, no.
body in the world could call a leftwing
type, recognized Red China officially.
Why do we add our feeble little voice to
those who say de Gaulle is right Because,
although we live in a tiny non-indepen,
dent territory, that territory is a British one
and we have a right to say what we think.
We agree with the British Foreign Secre,
tarj-M. Butler that a decentsettlement in


South East Asia will not be achieved
without Chinese co-operation. We ad,
mire the words he spoke this week that
the free nations of the world could not
"sit back ana rely oni the precarious ba,
lance of terror" without trying to 'resolve
the major problems betweenn East and
West.
To recognize does not iimah t6 approve.
It simply means to admit that 'sbthething
or somebody exists. The editor df this
little newspaper (which would certainly
be extinguished by a totalitarian regime,
and an impertinent voice silenced) has
been present on three occasion in the
Palais des Nations, Geneva, when the
delegate from "Nationalist China" rose to


*


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AN INDEPENDENT WEEKLY


QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"We of the West In-ies have
completely exploded the myth of
racial superiority. We are learning
to be part one of the other, without
consideration of anything except
natural human feelings and respect."
-Norman Washington Manley.

THANKS
I mosI heartily thank the staff
of the Princess Magaret Hospital
partTcuifarly u- DrS.-TirTRfii atrrn,
Sister Telemacqu,, Nurse Casimir,
and Nurse Coipel for their kind
treatment administered to me du-
ring my period of illness.
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Ghana Ejects Six
Last week six members of
Ghana's University faculty were
removed from their jobs and asked
to le've the country. They wer.
declared "subversive" after a student
demonstration over non-support
of Ghana's. one-party system.
Four of the deposed teachers were
U.S. citizens, two ofwhom were
Negroes; one was from Britain
(Mr. Stewart) and the sixth was
declared as a'French teacher from
the West Indies. U.S. Ambassa-
dor Mahoney has protested against
the expulsion or the faculty mem-
bers as "a blow to academic free-
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speak. She felt the same sensation of pity for him as one
might feel for a Spanish pretender or any representative of a
passed/away regime in exile; she did not enjoy the derisory
glance and the hasty mocking exits from the hall. In the
face of facts, it just seemed strange to see that little mm get
up and bravely declare "in the name of the people of
China ."
Moreover, as we have said time and again in our
modest newsheet, how can one achieve conversion or co-
operation by coercion or by exclusion? It may well be that
the socalled old European powers like Britain and France,
who have been considered so traditionalist and adam2cn in
their views, are more adaptable tha- some of the larger and
newer nations. Nowadays they frequently recognise reality
when they s.:e it. A Conservative British Prime Minister
spoke i;i the last few days of the essential transformation
which is taking place in the world, and of the urgency of
bridging the gap between the rich and the poor. Ten
years ago that would have been regarded as a fighting
socialist statement, especially whe-' Sir Alec went on to
equate racial inequality in some degree with economic
inequality.
We in Dominica are part of the developing and
transforming world, although we may appear to live in a
Caribbean backwater. So the little HERALD feels entitled
to say this time General de Gaulle is eight.


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The Declaration
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Continued
Article 4. No one shall be held
i- slavery or servituce; slavery and
the slave trade shall be prohibited ir
all their forms.
Article 5, No one shall be sub-
jected to torture or to c.uel, in-
human or degrading treatment o
punishment.
Article 6. Everyone has the right
to recognition everywhere as a
person before the law.
Article 7. All are equal before
the law and are entitled without: any
discrimination to equal protection
of the law. All are entitled to
equal protection against any discri,
mination in violation of this Declar,
ation and against any incitement to
such discrimination.
Article 8. Everyone has the tight
to an effective remedy by the com-
petent national tribunals for acts
violation and fundamental rights
granted him by the constitution or
by law.
Article 9, No one shall be sub,
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or e :le.

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in full equality to a fair and public
hearing by an independent and
impartial tribunal, in the determina-
tion of his rights and obligations
and of any criminal charge against
him.
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(2) Ma:riage shall be entered into
only with the free and full consent
of the intending spouses.
(1) The family is the natural and
fundamental group unit of society
and is entitled to protection by
society and the State,


1 IIIUI I. i J everyone c lllag I MA
with a penal cffence has the right INFORMATIGN
to be presumed innocent until WE WISH TO INFORM THE G
proved guilty according to law in a PUBLIC THAT OUR DRUGS I
public trial at which he has had MENT IS UPSTAIRS, W~lEI
all the guarantees necessary for his PRESCRIPTIONS ARE PRI
defence. HANDLED.
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of any penal offence on account of Dec. 21-Feb, 29.
any act or omission which did not
constitute a penal offence, under
national or international law, at the
time when it was committed. Nor
shall a heavier penalty be imposed
than the one that was applicable at
the timn the penal offence was
committed.
Article 12, No one shall be slub
jected to arbitrary interference wi-h
his privacy, family, home or cortes-
pondener, nor to attacks uLon his
honour and reputation. Everycne
has the right to the protection of
the law against such interference or "
attacks.
Article 13. (1) Everyone has the
right to freedom of movement and
residence within the borders of each
state.
(2) Everyone has the right to
lc.'ve any country, including hish -
on n, and to return to his country.
Arlicie 14. (i) Everyone has the
rilhr iu seek and to enjoy in other This 5 ft. Norl
countries asylum from persecution. various parts of
(2) This right may not be in- home. -BIS
evoked in the case of prosecutions
genuinely arising from non-political I n
crrimes nr from acts -cortrarv to the' I .-
purposes and principles of the
United Nations.
Article 15. (i) everyone has
the right to a nationality.
(2) No one shall be arbitrarily
deprived of his nationality nor
denied the right to change his
nationality.
Article 16. (1) Men and women
of full age, without any limitation
due to race, nationality or religion,
have the right to marry and to
found a family. They are entitled
to equal rights a: to marriage, dur.
ing marriage and at its dissolution.


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mouth on Saturday, the 4th day of
April 1964, ensuing for a r e t a i
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St. Vincent Dilemma

Over Mrs. Joshua


A BBC newscast declared on Wednesday night that irregularities in the Public
Works Department were the subject of questions in the British House of Commoais.
In reply to a question by Mr. George Thompson M.P., Mr. Duncan Sandys (Colon,
ial Secretary) said it had been hoped that Mrs. Ivy Joshua (Minister without Portfolio
and wife of St. Vincent's Chief Minister) would resign her post. Mrs. Joshua had
been charged with interfering in public works matters, and a state of affairs resulting in
financial irregularities had been reached.
Mr. Sandys indicated that the Government of Great Britain was not prepared to
support a grantaided government which would not comply with such a serious re,
commendation, and hope that the Chief Minister of St. Vincent and his government
w6uld take the necessary action to comply with his advice.


SATURDAYY, FEBRUARY 15 t964,


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A little later on, when I
had got more experience, I
was inspecting a school in
another district. As I ap,
preached the village, the local
chief met me and told me
that I could not possibly
sleep in the school, as it was
very delapidated, and there
were great holes in .the walls.
Further, he said that there
had been two lions roaring
round the village stockade
the night before, and he was
afraid they might attack me
if I slept in the school. I
had been told that lions were
very easily put off, and as I
had walked a very long way
to this school I had no inten,
tion of going back. So I
told the villagers to fill up
the holes in the walls


w i t h branches of leaves.
They shook their heads at
the foolishness of Europeans,
but they did what I told
them. I heard the lions
grunting some way off, and
presently I heard a great deal
of scratching at the door. It
did not sound like a lion
and I bravely opened the
door a little bit, and in walk,-
ed a little dog, who evidently
thought he would be safer
with me. Nothing more
happened to me that night,
but the next night when I
had left this district, two lions
were killed by the villagers
just outside the school in
which I had slept. I got a
quite undeserved character
for being exceptionally brave
from that district.


PAE I D~NIAHEAD AURA, ERUR T.19'


My Adventures With Wild Animals SAVE YOUR SOIL! SAVE YOUR COUNTRY!
In Africa (II)


By E. Koeun3


NOTICE TO BANANA GROWERS
Distribution of Fertilizers on Credit -
Hurricane Rehabilitation Programma
.Government has approved ofa second application: of
fertilizers for the rehabilitation of the island's total banana
acreage..
Pending a final decision as to the terms and scope of
rasi&tncr-rornM the ritslGovernmertt or the rehabilita-
tion of the banana industry, the Secretary of State h s
directed that fertilizers for this application should be issued
to growers at ths full cost.
It has been decided by Governnrent that this issue
shall be made immediately to growers on credit terms in
view of the urgent necessity for further fertilization of
bananas and the inability of the majority of growers to pay
cash for fertilizers at the present time. Growers will be
required te repay the full value or part thereof, of fertilizers
issued to them on credit depending on the amount of finan,
cial assistance and the terms of such assistance finally ap,
proved by the Secretary of State.
The Banana Association has accordingly arranged for
the issue of fertilizers on credit to those growers whose
plantations suffered damage to the extent of more than ten
per cent in the recent hurricanes.
No down payment will be demanded but growers
will be required to give a written undertaking that they will
make payment on demand if and when required by the
Association to do so, and to-agree also in writing that re,
payment will be effected by deductions from cheir banana
sales at the rate of Ii per lb of bananas sold.
Credit issues will commence immediately on the basis
of four hundred and fifty pounds (approx. 4 bags) of fer,
tilizers per registered acre.
Arrangements for distribution will be the same as for
the last issue.
A. D? BOYD
General Manager.
DOMINICA BANANA GROWERS ASSOCIATION
7th February, 1964.
Feb. 15

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Every one of us has at some time seen a Dominican river running in flood. To
the average person it is merely a chocokte coloured mass of water descending to the sea.
In actual fact, what is happening before our eyes, and in an indirect vay, with our con/
sent, is the brutal despoiling of the very lif/,blood of everyone's existence on this Island.
I am referring to the deliberate (even if innocent) cultivation of lard, which, be,
cause of its composition, the steepness, and the crop, lends itself to that world.,vide cause
of poverty known as denudation of the soil. Call it what you like, they are all ugly
names.
We have been e:-dowed with an Island of very steep slopes, and a soil which
washes very easily-if exposed. To cope with such a situation, Nature has provided
many and massive trees whi.:h protect the land from being washed away. When large
(or small) areas of this forest are replaced by a "chicken" of a tree like the banana, with
no man/made protection against heavy rains, to take- the place of the destroyed trees, it is
foregone conclusion what will happen when one single inch of rain falls in 24 hours-
and this happens quite frequently in Dominica. You see the once crystal clear rivers
runi.ing brown with the blood of our Island.
Don't mention Agricultural Officers, Forest Rangers, or soil Conservation Per,
soinel. The only time to cope with a situation such as this is NOW, and the number
of people required to do so is every conscientious member of every community doing his
or her bit in controlling the flow of water off the land BEFORE the rain falls. We
need not fool ourselves that we have lots more forest, or that it is someone else's respon/
sibility: have you never Feen a D8 Caterpiller at work ? and the responsibility is ours;
even those children making gardens near the Goverament Printery should learn all about
Soil Conservation NOW. Those of us who think this is all lies, go check with Mar,
tinique, and with St. Lucia, check with Grenada and with Carriacou. Let us not fool
ourselves it can't happen here; it can, and it will.
Everything has a beginning, and the coming careme gives us a golden oppor/
tunity to start: terracing in stone (if available), digging drains, lining out for strips of
moistureretaining cultivation, such a grass, peas or other shrubs; with everything on the
contour. Dam those ra'ines and streams every 200 feet; with anything available, legs,
branches, or stones impossible. Every dam stops the water from gathering speed and
carrying away more precious earth. Every dam forces the water to deposit on your land
some of the earth it was carrying to the sea. Do not clear land right down to the edge
of your stream or river; if everyone did that, we would soon have very few rivers.
Leave each stream covered by tall trees.
-r -,---Ifarinymr- shyoJ f aapprhinga rn Depmet e try t e grc
cultural Society; they are just as friendly. Let us all start NOW by planning our cul,
tivation so as to conserve our water supply, preserve our precious earth, and control that
flow of top-soil to the sea, otherwise our children will regret it. There is .never any
satisfaction for anyone in saying, 'I told you so.'
Let us start, shall we


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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY rs, 19C4


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PAGE SEVEN


Inspector Terrence And The North-Coast Smugglers


by Clayton Julien

THREE shadowy forms were
huddled close together in deep
conversation unaware of five pairs
of eyes (three human, two canine)
regarding them with silent patience as
though awaiting a prearranged signal.
The three figures in open view on
the beach conversed quietly, and one
suddenly detached itself frcm the rest
and headed for a pick-,p jeep, which
was parked facing the sea-which
seemed to be the object of attraction,
since it bore upon it's surface the
source of the faint light which had
been sighted a few minutes ago.
The light was now approaching
slowly, and increasing in size. Sud-
denly it was extinguished and imme-
diately the lights of the jeep sent out
two bright beams of illumination,
which went off as suddenly as they
had come on; this process was re-
peated twice before the light on the
sea reappeared, t h i s time arcom,
panied by a gr.en light.
"They're coming ti", announced
one of the concealed men. . that
was Detective In:pector Terrence of
the C.I.D. branch in Roseau; with
him were two other officers, who
we:e stationed at Po r t s m o u th,
Det. Sgt. Walters, and Sgt. L. Leslie.
The man who had gone to the jeep,
now rejoined his companions, and
threefold they advanced towards the
edge of the beach.
Terrence said, ''Check your wea-
pons again, in case you have to use


them. These contraband fellers don't
joke and force might be necessary"
The other two complied with the
veteran's order; Walters then procee-
ded to unleash the canivores, wh'ch
began to growl p r i o r to Leslie's
soothing voice requesting them to cut
it out.
Meanwhile the seacraft which had
been the main attraction of the even,
ing was quite close now, with only
one light on, and each of the men
on shore held flashlights.
Terrence looked at hs watch; it
was 2.48 a.m.

At exactly three o'clock, unload,
iag began. There were seven men
now visible two on deck passing
down load from the puntbottomed
boat to three standing below and
placing them where the other two
could pick them up and convey them
to the jeep.
There were about o0 to 30
2'z x C1" x: 8"- cases and about
half a dozen dem'johns.
The unloading took about 15 min-
utes and the men spoke for about
five more before the boat's crew went
on board, with it's number increased
by one.
The. two men watched the boat
recede into the engulfing darkness of
the horizon before they themselves
went to their heavily loaded vehicle.
As soon as the jeep's doors slamm-
ed shut, Terrence nudged Leslie
with his elbow and returned through


the bushes to the main road,
*

The jeep was cruising on the
Swamp road at a leisurely 20
m. p. h. when the bright headlamps
picked a man with two animals at
his side. The driver eased the
machine into second gear, and his
companion said.
''You see what I see Marlie. Don't
stop, it could be a d-d Lougarou
gargon!"
"You too blasted coward and
stupid for a big man James. Peut
&tre c'est un nom hod Toucarie qui
kaye asher un docteur pour chaque
mondic qui mailade a cascllh; or
maybe the man hunting manicou
or......." he stopped speaking
in his effort to srop and swerve
away from one of the dogs which
had suddenly run in fiont of the
jeep.
'he man who accompanied the
dogs came up slowly to the le't
side of the jeep, shielding his face
from the blinding glare of the head,
lamps with his hand, and said to
the driver,
"Goo goo good nigh suh, ah is


iest trying to reach Portsmouth suh,
you could give me a liff please suh?"
Marlie grunted something intelli-
gible, then commented,
"Man what you doin' out at
this hour? Is not night again you
know; it is a quarter to four now;
anyway. ." and as his prospective
passenger's wandered to the back
of the jeep, ".. that's none of
your d--d business bossman, hurry
up and pass around".
The man hesitated, then attempt-
ed passing around "ia the back, and
grabbed ihe man by the collar, at
the same time bringing out an ugly
looking revolver; but all that effort
was wasted; for before the revolver
could complete it's ascending arc,
Marlie's body completed a swift
descending arc, consequent to a
JUJITSU fall expertly executed by the
owner of the dogs, who was no less
a person than Terrence.
James sensing something wrong'
began opening the door on his side,
and found that it opened much too
easily and quickly, and amazedly
found himself on the hard earth;
and much greater was his surprise
when he found himself on recovery
looking into the menacing mouths


of two Police Positivee held by
Walters and Leslie. who had been
secret passengers aboard the jeep.
He was escorted round to the
other side of the jeep, formally
arrested with his colleague by
Lelie on charges for smuggling,
and carrying unlicensed offensive
weapons, then handcuffed.


The drive to Portsmouth was
uneventful, and at the Station
Malcom Gilbert, and James Ludley,
though faced with the evidence of
the seized smuggled goods, refused
to give statements until 6 25 a.m. a
when young lawyer Renny Arm-
strong advised them to do so thus
implicating a number of other
members of thattrade, including
some of t h o s e which Terrence
had on his list of suspects.
Before noon, the big-boys of the
organisation with most of the
smaller fry were netted in and
bound for Headquarters in Roseau;
the Guadeloupe and St. Barts
Police,had, by that time, received
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PAGE EIGHT DOMINICA HERALD SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15. -964
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"SO THEY SA Y"-- BY BO & RAY
There is an interesting piece in TIVE Magazine for 7
February on our near neighbor, Puerto Rico. It says that
ia 1940 a committee of U. S. Senators declared Puerto
Rico's problems "unsolvable" but two years afier that
unwise decision, a young politician named Luis Mu;nz
'4arin organized a self help program called Operation
Bootstrap.
Many of us have heard of this Bootstrap thing but we
vcre amzed at the size of the program now. Today the
average percapita income in Puerto Rico is $740 (US) per
year. That nearly $1,200 BWI. And how'. did this
s,,ady rise in prosperity take place?
When Munoz Marin became Governor in 1945, he
invited companies to come to Puerto Rico promising them
wide tax advantages. In those days it was for a ten-year
period. Then, he further promised a vast reservoir of
unskilled but "eager to learn" labour.
Now these "tax advantages" have been stretched to
17 years and new businesses are coming into Puerto Rico
at the rate of $1,000,000 per day. Now the average work-
ing man's wage is $1.II (US) an hour! This is the same
as $1.90 in Dominican money per hour ofwork! Few
of us figure hourly wages here but according to most em-
ployers we have talked to, the average hourly wage on
Eomi;ica now is less than 20 .
A few weeks ago we reported a large real estate boom
on Montserrat due to the "Tax Advantages" that local
government were giving to n-wcomers. It will be interest,
ing to watch the progr-ss there and see if in 20 years' time,
Montserrat's total income skyrockets like Puerto Rico's.
This tax gimmick is quite simple: most of the world's
bigger nations impose heavy taxes on business and industry.
Therefore, if the small, backward places offEr business o,
x5 or o years ta relief, well then, it pays the business to
go to that place and build his factory or plant or office.
When a new business comes into a backward place like
that they first have to (i) build their plant or office, and (2)
hire Workers and (3) train Te woersto askil. Once
the workers get a skill they earn more and, of course, spend
more so the backward place prospers.
The finest example of this is a plaee called Freeport,
Grand Bahama Island. We personally visited this amaz,
ing place and interviewed its "founder".-- the man with
the idea. His name is Wallace Groves, a lawyer, now
about 50 years old. He got a contract with the British
Government (Grand Bahama is a Crown Colony) to lease
the eastern 2,3rds of this large flat island for 99 years. The
"rent" Groves agreed to pay was in the form of civic bet,
terment: (I) a deepwaterharbour and turning basin for
oceangoing ships; (2) schools, hospitals, Court house,
police headquarters, telephone company, water works,
rozds, recreation areas and houses. Groves agreed to do all
this for a 99-year le-se on 200,000 acres!
Then he simply offered any business in the world to
come there-tax.free, for 99 years! And do you know who
came there? Ludwig, the world's largest shipbuilder!
Shell Oil Company. A milliondollar cement plant.
Dozens of small manufacturers of'from -everything like
surgical equipment, electronics and furniture to tractors,
outboard motors to ladies dresses! Do you think there is
unemployment there?
Groves went fishing for commerce and industry. His
bait? No taxes! Firms can import, export, come and go
- earn all they like ... no tax on anything. How does he
operate the schools, the police (he pays the salaries of all
British Government personnel in Freeport) etc? He charges
the businesses who have come there 2z% of their gross
sales per year. This small amount now adds up to
millions of dollars. So they say.

FRENCH CLUB
La soiree du Cercle Francais aura lieu Lundi, 17, fevrier a 5.33 i la
Convent High School. Les members du conseil soun pries d'assister i
cette reunion.
*
The Cercle Francais meets on Monday, 17th February at 5.3o at the Con,
vent High School. The officers are kindly requested to attend the meeting.


LOCAL


SPOTLIGHT

Casuals-Combermere in
Exciting Draw
On Thursday last at the Botani-
cal Gardens Casuals and Comber-
mere played to an exciting but in-
conclusive finish. Batting first Ca-
suals declared at 114 for 5, Dublin
33 Aus:rie 38 and Wilk'nson 22
not out being the main breadwin-
ners, while E. Anthony captured 3
of the five wickets to fall for 26 runs
Combermere went after the runs uut
failed to reach the target ever so na-
rowly. At the end the sccre was
o18 for 9 and it couid have been
anybody's game. H. Jno Baptiste top
scored with 44 while T. Dash fo!l
lowed his 19 runs with 5 wickets
for 36 runs,
OVERSEAS SPOTLIGHT
Regional Series Opens
Today
The inter-territorial cricket tour,
nament moves into its first leg today
when B.G engage host team Barba-
dos at Kensington Oval. The B.G
side is a strong well-balanced one
featuring test stars Kanhai, Butch;
er and Solomon, while Barbados
can boast of an opening attack com,
uprising Messrs Hall &'Griffith, and
a competent batting line-up starring
Weeks, Hunte, Lashley and Blades
and company.
South Africa -Austra-
lia Draw Series
Contragrto the promise it ergi-'
neered the fifth and final test match
between the touring Africanateam
and Australia ended ma iame draw.
Many factors were responsible for
this: among which must b num,
bered the slow, almost passive na-
ture of the wicket aud the inabi-
lityof\the Springboks to
press home the advantage when vic,
tory was within reach. Australia
never looked very formidable in this
test. The scores were Australia 311
Booth 102 not out, Joe Patridge 7
for 91 and 270, Booth 87, South
A.frca 411, Bland 126, Lindsay 75,
Benaud 4for I8 and 76 for no
wicket, Goddard 46 not out.
The tourists have already arrived
in New Zealand for their 7 match
engagement, including 3 tests. In
the 14 first class games played in
Australia the Springooks won 5,
drew 6 and lost 3. The test avqra,
ges show Aussie star batsmen Brian
Booth topping the honours with 531
runs from 7 innings, average 88.5,
while South Africa's prolificrun
getter Barlow aggregated 603 from
o1 innings for an average of just over
75. Peter Pollack had the best
bowling average on either side 25
wickets at 28.4 runs apiece.
Barry Shepherd Ommitted
A surprise omission from the
seventeen players named to tour
England this summer is Barry
Shepherd who performed with
moderate success in the recently con,
eluded series. There are four new
caps in the persons of New South
Wales pacemen Cawling, Victoria's
Potter, Cooper and South Austra-
lian allrounder Ron Sellers: the
full team reads as fellows:
Booth, Birge, Conally, Cooper,
Cawling, Grout, Hawke, Jarman,


Lawry, Martin, McK-enzie, O'Neil,
1 otter, Sellers, Simpson and Veivers.
The captain, who is to be chosen
later is generally expected to be
Bobby Simpson.

MIC.C, vs India--Another
Draw
M. C. C. and India played to a
fourth consecutive inconclusive
almost colourless draw in the present
series. Although four centuries
were scored in the match, the accent
was on defence and very little effort
was made to force a decision. The
Scores were India 344, Hanumant
Singh 105 on his Ist appearance
for India, and 463 for 4, Kunderam
Ioo (his and century of the series)
Nawab of Pataudi 203 rot out;
M. C. C. 451 Cowdrey I52 (his
second aad consecutive century o-
the tour),

Boxing


he takes yet another excursion in
verse.
''If he moves in late
Liston shall fall in eitgh
But if he gives me j-ve
He shall fill in five',


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