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"WESTMINSTER LIKE AN ABATTOIR" RSAYS
Resignation Possible P
Informed political observers in London are thinking that Mac b
millan may have commit ed political suicide. After practising jo
wielding the axe in their Colonial Territories.... from British a
Guiana in 1953 through the West Indies Federal Government I
and lastly the drastic Grenada affair they have at last turned
the weapon upun themselves. R
SWhen tA :e t British Prime .spoke up strongly against 'the Immi- BA
Minister entered the House of' grants Bill and has paid many .visits to th
Commons for the first time these parts.
after his prdirniiary seven Ca. Other changes and appointments
linet chanesh'ihe was met with are asmlisted below:
icy silence 4d posed Trea a 'Mt. R, A. Butler to beFirst Secret-
icysilen ar of State, acting as Deputy Prime
sury Head, Sewyn Lloyd, was Minister, retaining responsibility ;for hi
cheeredd., Aiter-niune.more;Min- die Central African Office, and con- d'
sisters were dropped and the La- thing to lead, the. Ministerial group th
bour Party had tabled a "no- that has oversight of Commo Market
confidence motion 'agai t the negotiations. ,Mr. Henry Brooke to s>
ohfidence motioagnst the succeed Mr. Buter as Secretary of' State s5
Governmentia private meeting fqr the Home- Department., Mr.
of influential Conservative back- Michael Noble to be Secretary of State
benchers was called at which for Scotland in place of Mr. J. S.
he "brutal manner in which ChiefSeretary to the Treasury and is
Cabinet heads t ere., dropped. Paymaster-General.' Mr.,. Peteri Thor fr
Gerald Nabarro ;Was quoted as neycrofi (Minister of Aviauon)' to be tr
saying that Westminster "look- Minister of Defence in place of 'lMr. f
ed like an abattoir" after Prc- Harold. Watkinsoin,' resigned. Sir
mier Macmillan had finished Keith Joseph to be Minister of Housing 1
er and Local Goveinment arid Minister
with his, administration: sing- for Welsh Affairs in pace of Dr. fi
ling out the dismissal of Selwyn Charles Hill, resigned. Sir Edward p
Lloyd,, -he stigmatised it as Boyle (Financial Secretary to the Trea-
"shabby a n d disreputable" sury) to be Minister of Education in s
Stratmet. Many Conservative place of Sir David Eccles, resigned. t
tat .Mr. William F. Deedes to be Minister 1
M. P.s. are openly talking oi without portfolio (in place of Lord s
Macmillan's resignation, and Mills) responsible for the co ordination a
with the continuing failure of of the Government's information services a
the Tories in byelections the at home. Mr. Julian Amery, Minister
rosct of General Election of Aviation: the EarlJellicoe, Minister I
prospect of a eneron f State at the Home Office: Mr. Allan
is forecast in many newspaper Green, Minister of State, Board of s
editorials. Trade: Sir John Hobson, Attorney-
Of the changes of interest to the General: Mr. John Tilney, Joint Par-
West Indies, one must single out the liamentary Under-Secretary, Common-
removal of Reginald Maulding from wealth Relations Office: Mr. Peter
the Colonial Office to be pushed up Smithers, Joint Parliamentary Under-
to be Chancellor of the Exchequer. Secretary, Foreign Office: Mr. David
Hugh Fraser goes from the Colonial Price, Parliamentary Secretary, Board
Officeto become Secretary of State for of Trade: Mr. Anthony Barber, Finan-
Air. The new team with whom our cial Secretary to the Treasuryt Mr.
'West Indian politicians will be nego- Edward Du Cann, Economic Secretary
eating are Mr. Duncan Sandys (who tO the Treasury. Mr. Peter Rawlinson,
is doubling as head of the Colonial Solicitor-General.
Office as wel as Commonwealth Re- Mr. Christopher Chitaway, who has
htions) and, most interesting of all, been promoted from the Government
his Parliametary Under.Secretary Mr. back benches at the ae of 31 to be
Nigel Fisher, Conservative member for Pailiamentary Secretary to the Ministry
Surbitoi. Mr. Fisher is a real friend of Education, earned fame as a runner
oT the West Indies, being a founder before he entered politics and was also
member and joint Chairman .of the a well-known television commentator.
British-Caribbean Association. He IHe is the youngest member of the Gov.
was one ofthe few Tory M. Ps who crnment.
Of the resigning ministers Viscount
ilmuir gets an earldom, Lord Mills
:comes a Viscount, Sir David Eccles
ins them in the House of Lords with
barony, and Mr. Selwyn Lloyd, Mr,
Laclay and Mr. Watkinson are made
companions of Honour.
The new Lord Chancellor. Sir
gginald Manningham-Buller, gets a
irony.... Mr. Noble and Sir .Edward
oyle, become Privy Councilloi' on
!e new appointments.
GUADELOUPE OFFERS US
It was revealed ar a meeting on mentall
health which took place in theSo;Seriicds
epartmEnt on Thursday July g1, that
c Prefect of Guadeloupe offeredto assist
mentally ill persons in Dominica by
ding a Psychiatrist once month,
lould our government so request.
The speaker who' announced this
iendly international gesture during a
tcinating discourse was Dr. Bertrand
chaffner, mental specialist fro," the U.
.t., now on a tiirce-acay vlSiL tueuc
land to compare notes with his old
iend Dr.' Hornick, resident Psychia-
ist, and to explore new avenues of help
r;the nervously afflicted.
Dr. Schaffner,'who was introduced
yiyDr. Watty, traced the, history of the
aaribbean Federation for Mental Health
ron its first inaugural conference.to the
rentt day, showing what studies had
)een done to find out why people who
should have been happy took to drink
through social or emotional deprivation.
Family life then came under scrutiny,
since that was where the problems began;
nd Dr. Schaffner spoke of his horror
it seeing that mental patients were treated
is captives in certain parts of the West
[ndies, some even, being chained up!
Nurses were dressed in the uniform of
soldiers and patients were described as
"having been arrested"! In the Jamaica
conference of 1961, adolescence was
the theme. The growth of mental health
associations was mentioned, also the
leading role Mr. Christian had played
in bringing Dominica's needs to the
RADIO HURRICANE WARNINGS
We have been notified by the Caribbean- Organisation, Puerto Rico, that
Hurricane warnings are issued by the following stations: -
WIBS, ROSEAU, M-W 1530 kcs. On receipt of warning & every-hour on
S- -the half-hour.
RADIO TRINIDAD M-W 730 kcs. Before newscasts and at 7, 8 & 11
a.m., 12N 2, 4,8, 12, & 11 p.m.
RADIO GUARDIAN M-W 610 kcs. Before newscasts at 6, 7, 10 a.m.,
12N, 2, 4.10, 6,'7 9.15 & 11 p,m.
Warnings are also issued before newscasts by St. Croix, approx 1,000 k-., M-W
forefront. As a result of these development,
Dr. Hornick had offered his services to
our island. The Mental Health Federation
was an international body, and Puerto
Rice was going to aid St. Kitts with
psychiatric staff once a month.
The parts played by Dominican Dr.
Philip Boyd, President of the Federation
in Jamaica, and by benev oent societies
of West Indians in America, in raising
funds, aswell's ,.gift, made. by great
American 'foundations, were clearly
described, by the speaker, who also
told listeners of new Canadian research
into tHe mental' condition of children
and of the hopeful attitude of the Joseph
P;,'K.nnedy Foundation, which has
'$225,oo00.t send outside America this
year on retarded children. "Multiple
mothers" children passing through
manyihands, and the effect on their
minds and behaviour, was a matter"
The fourth Mental Health Conference
will be held in Curacoa this year, and
France has invited delegates to Martini-
In conclusion, Dr. Schaffner spoke
of several ways in which the Dominia
mental health association could obtain
information, and help. Mr.. Elwyn,
Hon. Secretary of the Association, was
Subside the chairman Dr. Watty. '
Dr. Hornick said a fw words about
the importance of "open-door hospi-
tals" for the mentally ill, and' how
everybody could assist by breaking
down the old Tea rs and by
treating patient kindly and
naturally. He praisedi the .Dominica
prison but added that ifc 'ainent i patien-
ts could have mcrM iibery, i would
be much better for them, appealing to
the audience to mould public opinion.
It was finally p.int:.- out by -Dr.
Schaffiier that tl;e U\VI now had
agreed to teach psydctatry, and that a
large sum was coming from the U.S.
for this purpose.
Dominica owes a gre t debt to Dr.
Schaffner, who has visited the Carib-
bean eleven time, at his own expense,
and to Dr. Ho.nick who has left a
lucrative practice to help our mentally ill
PAGt TWO MIcA 4Rdf AUDY UY I,96
NOTICE TO BANANA GROWERS
BATALE BUYING STATION-
Growers in the Batalie-Coulibistrie area are notified that as
the Batalie jetty has been declared da: gerous for the mooring of
lighters and it is unsafe to beach ligblers for loading during this
season, the Purchasing Company will cease to send lighters to
Batalie as from the Reception during the week commencing
22nd July, 1962.
As from that date, therefore, Batalie Station will cease to
be a Compahy COASTAL SFATION and will be operated by
theA association as a BUYING STATION.
BANANA PRICE. The price to be paid at Batalie Station
will be the same as at other Southern District Buying Stations
Th's is at present 4.65 per Ib.
MINIMUM WEIGHT. 1 his will be 16th. until further
-RECEPTION HOURS AT BATALIE STATION. From
7. a.m. to 4. p.m. on the day of Reception at Salisbury Depot.
(If the Reception at Salisbury Depot extends over two days a
further notice respecting the Reception Hours, at Batalie Buying
Station will be issued).
A. D. BOYD
DOMINICA BANANA GROWERS ASSOCIATION
16th July, 1962.
Aitein Days-For "'" s t" _a-- 7
(With grateful acknowledgment to the Manchester
Guardian) By DAVID HOLDEN
IN the harsh terms of contemporary' changes,its mind, independence is a-
diplomacy there seems no particular/ coming, this year, next year or some
reason why either of the great power time son. Few territories can have
blocks should worry their heads over approached that goal with such a
British Guiana. Except its marginal meagre .inheritance; and Dr. Jagan
deposits of manganese, its bauxite, and deserves much sympathy in his efforts to
the timber from its equatorial forest persuade the Guianese that, whether or
all of which anot availablethe world owes them a living, they
and in larger quantities elsewhere in the exist beemake sure ofan iexertion nt
world it has no raw materials of hi isenceby their fon exertionlp Un-
commercial -importance. Its sugar pro happily, his enthusiasm for self-help out
commercialnimportance. Its sugar pro distanced his political wisdom. In his
duction, on which two thirds of the dstancd his political wisdom. In his
economy depends, is a tiny, costly, and austerity budget of February he deman-
readily expendable fraction of the world's ded sacrifices that a more mature and
total. For all the efforts of the uianese integrated commun ty might, and perhaps
Prime Minister, Dr. Ch tddi Jagan,to should, have accepted; but like Dr.
Prime Minister, Dr. Chdi Jagan, to Nkrumah in Ghana last year-he dis-
firt with Fidel Castro, British Guiana's Nkrumahm Ghana lt y-he dis-
flirt with Fidel Castro, British Guiana's covered that his people were not ready.
halfa million English-speaking peo- Unlike Dr. Nkrumah, however, Dr.
ple ate of no. significance to their great 'Jan had o apparatus however Dr
Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking neigh- Jsien then apparatus with which the
bours.' The country offers no routes to silnethe opposition, and beforethe
the South American interior and resulting disorder was controlled 'by
possesses no other obvious strategic hastily importe d British troops the racial
value. division implicit in Brinush Guiana s
va social structure had been expressed with
In nr present state of colonial depen- explicit violence when predominantly
dence British Guiana is one of the Indian business men in Georgetown
British Commonwealth's poorer pen- were burned and looted by largely
sioners, for ,without the hidden subsidy African mobs.
provided by the price-fixing of the Since then there has been little.sign
Commonwealth sugar agreement most of disinfection in the national atmos-
of its economy probably would collapse phere. Africans in Georgetown, where
within two years; and without the British they form the bulk of the population, are
Government's loans and grants of *3 often openly militant and contemptuous
millions or 4 millions a year it could of Dr. Jagan and .his Indian followers.
not pay its- way towards independence. The Indians are fearful, and even those
Yet, unless the British Government who had most to lose fiom Dr. Jagan's
Socialist policies have dosed their
cultural ranks behind him. In the
rural areas the balance of both popula-
tion and psychology is reversed, with
the Indian majority aggressive and the
African minority afraid. The small
communities of Portuguese and Chinese,
caught in the crush between the two
giants, are reducing their commitments
as best they can and looking for escape
hatches. Hundreds of Guianese of all
races are leaving the countryevery week,
stampeding towards 'the haven of Britain
before the new Immigration Bill closes
the doors. According to many of
those who remain, the continued pre-
sence of British troops is their only
protection against renewed violence.
Race in British Guiana is not a
question of colour--from top to bottom
and end to end, the country is polychro-
matic. It is a matter of history and
culture. The Africans, brought by the
early Dutch settlers and later by the
British as slave labour for the sugarcane
fields, settled into a shiftless town life
after their emancipation, unwilling to
continue as ftee men the work they
associated with slavery.
The Chinese and Portuguese who
replaced them for a time drifted, as usual
into business. Only the indentured
East Indians-so called to distinguish
them from the aboriginal but numerically
insignificant American Indians-stayed
on the plantations without compulsion,.
working much as they had been accus-
tomed to at home.
---.ButinctctheSscon[d Wolrl-. War the
Indian community has begun to break,
its rural bonds, assisted by the new
vitality and reduced death rate that have
accompanied the recent eradication of
malaria outside the towns. Thriftier and
more industrious thin the Africans, eager
for education and advancement, -the
despised cookiess" are emerging as /the
new boss class, In numbers as well as
in endeavour they enjoy a pronounced
and growing advanage; already they
outnumnber the Africans by three to tuvo
and in Io years' time when the new
generation of rural Indian youth has
come of age and is raising another crop
of babies, there will probably be two
Indians to every African.
Dr. Jagan himself-the son of an
illiterate plantation worker-is a living
symbol of this Indian advance, which
partly explains the angry mixture of fear
and contempt with which most Africans
regard him. The fact that he also dis-
plays some Communists sympathies and
several associates of more extreme persua-
sion is a complication that especially
excites some of the small Georgetown
business community, represented chiefly
by the new United Force Party of Mr.
Peter Daguiar-a business man himself
of Portuguese descent. "Red Hell under
again say the United Force slogan on
half the walls of Georgetown; but in
:pite of the history of 1953, when the
British Government suspended the Con-
stitution and removed Dr. Jagan from
office because, they said, he was promot-
ing Communist subversion, this concern
over communism no longer seems funda-
mental to the' problem. The Indian
business men, by 'and large, are riot
supporting Mr. Daguilar, nor are the
African workers supporting Dr. Jagan
They are voting on racial lins-.the
Indiansfor the Prime Minister and his
People's Progressive Party, the Africans
for Mr. Forbes Burnham, an African
lawyer and a professed Socialist who was
one of Dr. Jagan's chief lieutenants un-
til a few years ago, when he formed the
rival People's National Congress.
SAll three leaders may agree that their
differences are not really racial-aad, it
is about the only thing they do agree
upon just now-but only Mr. Daguiar
has even an ostensibly multi-racial fol-
lowing; and that is, in fact largely white
halfcaste, and Chinese, and therefore un-
representative. With this three way split
British Guiana is now approaching the
last stages on the ioad to independence.
Although the constitutional talks which
were to have begnn in London this
month have been postponed, indepen-
dence is imminent on some terms or
Both Indian and Africans are
frightened of it; other sections of the
community are even appalled by the
thought of it in present circumstances,
and there is probably a higher propor-
tion of ordinary folk in Guiana today
than there has every been in any British
colony privately appealing the to British
to stay. But in their heartsthey know
it is impossible: sz19 is not 1s953
Moral obligation, however compelling
can no longer be discharged through
indefinite physical occupation.
The British will go, and the Guianese
1wil hawv to settle their own affairs as
best they can in a world thatislikeTF toi
be pretty indifferent. This is the bitter-
est truth of of all. Perhaps it will be
bitter enough to inspire some common
sense amony politicians whose statesman-
ship so far has been deficient. It is a
slender hope-but there is no other.
Of Catholic Doctors.
Opens In London
650 Roman Catholic doctors from
36 countries on Monday attended the
inaugural meeting iu London of the
10th Interna ion Congress of Catholic
This, the first meeting of the.Con-
giess in Britain, will discuss 'the res
ponsibilties of Catholic doctors ill the
changing societies of our times
Cardinal William Godfiey, Archbis-
I op of Westminster addressed the de-
legates on the moral principles which
bind all Catholic doctors.
During the meeting which will con-
tinue until Friday 13th, 21 papers will
be rrad by delegates including some
cn (he Latholic doctor in the newly
independent countries". Several Afri-
can counties are represented together
with Irdia, Australia, New Zealand
and many countries of Europe. IBIS)
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 9Sa6
1'dll ]jlIt l. 1962,
I PAGE THREE
On Sunday July s1 a semi-circle
of priv~ged VIPs sat facing a fine
squadron of Nurses who were attired
in uniforms of'the Dominica Hospital
from its old days to the present time.
In the spacious new T. B. wing of
Princess Margaret Hospital stood many
other friends and wellwishers listening
to- a good short speech
by the Hon. W. S. Stevens, Min-
ister of Labour and Social Services.
Major Thompson and Mr. Leslie wer,
commentators; and Mrs. Lovelace, pre-
sent with'His Honour the Adminis-
trator, cut the ribbon to permit eager
visitors to roam freely among the ex-
hibits upstairs; previously Miss Harrison
had presented a fine projector and screen
dn behalf of Mrs. Spilsbury, and had
been duly thanked by Matron Dorival
B. El M.
Thelay-out ofthe exhibition was
done with a light and entertaining
touch. 'The Matron and Staff of the
Hospital are to be congratulated on the
vivid Mnairier in whi' ti matters of life
and death were brought to public at-
tention. The infat-care, section was
particularly popular. Refreshments
were served at the opening, and a troop
of sight-seers went on to watch a mock
operation performed. by the Theatre
,Staf, which Was followed by a talk
on post-dperative care 'by B. Richards
Throughout the week practical demon-
stratiourns:abdtalks took plae, rangin-
in theme from Sister Ivc's lecture or
the Mterinity Service to "Public Health
and Home Nursing" by Sister Lundell
Today, Saturday, the .final session by
the Nursing Councnl deals with "How
to become a Nursein Dominica."
During the week Miss Norah Cun-
ningham, visiting Canadian Nursinl
consultantant from WHO headquarters
also, visited the Hospital.
Piped Water For All'
W.H.O. Plan For Dominica
Mr. L. Standifer, W. H. O. Wate
and Sanitatidn expert, along 'with th
Senior Medical Officer met His Honou
the Administrator on his/arrival on r6t]
July and later held talks with the Hor
Minister for Labour and Social Ser
vices on the prospects of the Worl
Health Organisation putting up
comprehensive play for supplying pipe
water to all districts in Dominica,
Mr. Standifer explained the projei
to the Exrcutive Council at i r o'cloc
Britain's Aid For Worli
Britain's contribution to the Worl
Health Organisation is to increase b
more than so,ooo (WI $72o,ooc
next year. This was announced b
Britain's Minister of Health Mr. Enoc
Powdl in a written repl to a Parlia
mentary Question in the House of Com-
mons last week. (BIS)
TO HELP DOMINICA
Immigrants Come Home
In the early hours of Tuesday morn-
ing last week the As cania dropped
anchor in Roseau harbour and disem-
birked 22 Dominicans returning to their
homeland from a sojourn in the U. K:
amonl them were 8 infants ranging in
age fiom 7 months to 4 yeais.
Our reporter interviewed one of the
honccomrer, Mrs. Marina Johnson, the
daug ner of Mr. M. A. James, primary
s hool head-teacher, now retired. Nurse
J.shnion, speaking for the others return-
ing said "Dominica is progressing an d
we believe that we should help it to
progress as we still believe in the adage
there is no place like home.".
Mrs Johnson left Dominica .in 1956
to study nursing in England and later
married Mr. Renwick Johnson, son of
Mr. R. A. ohnson, of Trafalgar.
They have three children, the youngest
7 months old. The eldest boy is 3
years old and can go to kindergarten in
Dominica, whereas in England he can-
not enterschool until he is five.
Marina Johnson qualified with her
S. R. N. (State Registered Nurse) and
also took a course in chest and fever
A` ea-sts.-t si-'ar-.a lh -
shortly take up a post at the Princess
Margaret Hospital and the HERALD
welcomes the arrival of th s talented
young nurse who came back to serve
the people of htr hopldand.
ers are hereby notified
that Telephone Rent-
Sals are payable in ad-
vance, and that all
Subscribers who are
r in arrears for the peri-
e od ended 30th June,
r 1962 are given up to
h 31st July 1961 to set-
Stie their r accounts.
d Failing payment of
a the same the instru-
d. ment w ill be cut off
without further no-
d Superintendent Of
d Hugh Springer Prize At
y U. W. I
Y An amount of 1,000 is being paid
h to the University of the West Indies
i- under deed of'covenant by a donor to
who wishes to remain anonymous in.
stitute the annual award of the Hugh
Springer Prize. This has been done
"in appreciation of the great, good
and outstanding service given by Dr.
Hugh W. Springer to the West Indies
as a whole and to the University Col-
lege of the West Indies in particular.
The annual award will be 50, at
least 25 of which must be spent on
The prize is for the most distingu.
ished student in the final year of stu-
dies in the Faculties of Arts and So-
cial Sciences. The basis of the selec-
tion will be the degree examinations
but where necessary the previous ac-
ademic records of candidates will
be taken in consideration. The fir t
award of the prize will be made next
CENTRAL HOUSING &
It is notified for gen-
eral information that
the following Resolu-
tion was unanimously
passed at a meeting of
the Central Housing &
Plan n i n g Authority
held on Friday 6th
E. PERCIVAL MUNRO,!
SSecretary & Executive
--Ce ttrU SIau g&-
"BE IT RESOLVED
and it is hereby re-
solved that a rate of
c% cf the Assessed val-
ues be levied on all
ho u ses as assessed
under Appendix D to
the Goodwill First
Scheme for the half
year ending 31st Dec-
Fond Goutie Estafe
The Fond Goutie
Estate, a small estate,
situated in the heights
of, Coulibistrie, and
bounding with the
Roche D'or and Fond
Riviere Estates, culti-
vated in Cocoa, Ban-
anas, etc., any rea-
sonable offer will be
accepted for the pur-
chase of the above
Interested part i e s,
please apply to,
MARION N. PETER
MARTIN Luther, Negro integration
leader, who was jailed recently for
violating segregation sidewalk ordinances
in Albany, Georgia, was released from
jail after his fine was paid anonymously,
The case had aroused strong feelings
among the negro population. THE
National Union of Railwaymen voted
in London against Britain joining the
Common Market since it would hamper
any future Socialist government. *
DOCTORS in Regina, Canada went
on strike, against the Saskatchewan
provincial government's Health Service
plan. London Doctor, Lord Taylor
has flown to Canada at the invitation
of the Provincial Premier to investigate.*
VIENNESE doctors are striking for
more pay under the government health
scheme. TRISTAN da Cunha,
volcano-devastated Atlantic'island, will
be surveyed this winter by a team of
British scientists. The islanders are
pleading to return to re-plant, their
potato crop. BRAZIL was
paralysed by a general strike due to a
political impasse in which the President
and the Prime Minister both wanted
to nominate the cabinet. After Premier
Anrade had resigned, President Goulart
nominated de Rocha as President but
economic crisis and food rioting contin-
ues. CHINESE troops surrounded
an Indian army outpost in disputed
part.of upper Kashmir. On Mon-
day Kena constitutional tks bmlke
lown as kADU party chairman Moi
walked out oin Maudling, Since
March So,ooo negro civilians and 5,oo0
guerillas have been killed in Angola,
and 20o,000 negro refugees have fled to
the Congo as the ruit of Portugese
measures against the revolution. *
U GANDA'S Independence date it set
for 9th October this year.
Quotes Co 'er
I. Hon. TOMv M3O'IA, Min:ster of
L Lbor, Kenya:
"I see no reason why, with mutual
tr st that we, IrI:. i.ve of race or
creed, should ilot ,o .itad together.
All I ask you to a, is to state your
confidence as loud ) a. d e pessimists
state their lack o( 't, .aid ;t won't be
long befoic they will b ci.owned in a
new and badly needed wave of
Here lies a diplomat who knew
How better to behave than me and
His ultimate despatch is passed on
"Your humble sL va it has the hone
our, Sir, to die."
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 196~
PAGE FOUR DOMINIC A HERALD
FIAT J- VSTI T4A
Yearly Town: $5.0. Country $6.00
Overseas: $7.50. Sialec Copies: 10
'Advertisements at Reasonable Rateb.
MRS. PHYLLIS SAND ALLFREY, Editor.
Put 'aibo: at the HIRALD PEINTERY, 31 New Street, Roseau, Dominica, W.I.
Ali subscriptions and other payments riust be made at the above
address to J. MARGAARTSON CiAR S,- Maifagei-Poprie or
RosBAU, SATURDAY JULY 21, h962
AND never a drop to drink or to bathe the children with in the
dry season, says the Ancient Landsman. Wei have just
been almost washed away by heavy rains; fin Dominica we are
used to anl abundance of water and- treat it as a free and natural
gift, to be squandered. at will.: : Yet there are villages and ham-
lets not so fa, from Roseau where: the inhabitants suffer grave
discomfort during even a briefdrougLt. In other places, rivers
and strains have partially dried up, leaving a trickle in a, ravine
along which rubbish and filth -accumulate. These things and
'.mA ny others have been noted by the W. H. 0. health experts
whd recently came here'on a writer and sanitation survey.
S Now we have the pleasure of seeing ,WHO get down, to
business. The presence of their regional Sanitarian,"' Mr." Luther
Standifer, to hold discussions with our Government on an im-
proved water supply for the Island of Dominica, will bring a
gush of hope to patched minds. VWaei miy be a blessed. free
.f:t C, "f 2-a l: ..... .;J- 'r'|"^ -1" .. _-.-'-', '-*'* "h q th: y trd
is a priceless Techlncal -bobq. Wi-10 is prepared to give a great
deal, (U. N. is speiiding ,$ 28520 next year on the W'nld-
wardsadnd Le.ewards to' inJ,')ovc water supplies i.ndfishing
industries), but the Dominicji Govirnrient will be expected to
ply its part, arid thau will In-.n fun s. We truIt the population
will rise to a great opportunity and back Government in this
project.i A.f cents a .mnoith is;nrtt to, high a price to pay for
beautiful unconcaminated water, foi fr:edoin from typhoid, bil-
harzia and other water-bo;ne diseases, and for the joy of a con-
stant vwater'supply for cooking, bashing, washing clothes, and -
as development goes forward industry. '
CHANGES IN INLAND
Last week seven British Cabinet Ministers lost their positions,
in an attempt by Prime'Minister Macmillan to reorganise his
Party hierarchy against a tide of unpopularity. Some of the
discarded gentlemen were oldtimers; thp unctuous voice of Dr.
Charles Hill and the chirrupings of Mr. Selwyn Lloyd have
long been heard in the British Cabiiat and over the radio. Mr.
Maudling has,beensent upstairs to be Chancellor of the Ex-
chequer, a job for which his extreme preoccupation with ecor-
omy rather than human relations mast have made him a 'natur-
al'. Two interesting assignments are. those of Sir Winston
Churchill's son-in-law (Mr. Duncan Sandys) as Secretary of
State for the dwindling and difficult Colonies (in which we
wish hiri,well) and Mr. R. A. Buder as: th heir-apparent 'o
the P. M., in his new role of Eirst secretary of State. A few
"young men" of fftyanid under i. have igot jobs,z and we. have
cause to rejoice at the promotioiA of Mr.- Nigel Fisher, a true
friendof the West Indies and one of the strongest critics of the
Ifwe were to search for, a prnial cause of this reshuffling, it
might be attributed to the resurgence of the Liberal Party in Bri-
tain. In recent months, whenever thIeri have been by-elections,
the Liberals have made a magnificent .come-back and torn' great
holes, not only in the Tory barricades, but in the Labour -Party
superstructure. Often they have come in a close second. The
gap between liberalism and. conservatism, which seemed "for so
long to be just disagreement over free trade and lesser matters,
has now become pronounced. But can we say that the gap
between the Liberals and the Socialists has narrowed? Is there
any hope of a coalition? The lesson for Labour in Dominica is
clear. A Socialist Party cannot afford to despise its country's
intellectuals', and well-intentioned middle-class thinkers. There
should be room for them in a truly diversified political set-up,
and they should be welcome.
S These political shifting in Britain, however, are not the
only changes in that country. England has altered during the
last few years. She has become more prosperous, yes, and more
selfish. Forests of television masts have gone up and motorcades
ofcars cram the narrow roads. .People are well dressed,, and
mass-informed; the attitude of the British, people towards, their
coloured Commonwealth brethren has deteriorated in certain
quarters, some highly governmental. The old spirit of sharing
has been. greatly diminished. The Mother country has been
trying hard to push the last Commonwealth chicks out of the
lime nest, so that she may be unfettered to frequent the European
continental club around the corner.
Other changes are ahead. 'We await them with interest.
S HO Sec. To Visit
The British-Caribbean Associa-
tion has chosen its representative for
the Jamaica Independence celebra-
tions. Mrs. Felicity Bolton, joint
Hobnorary Secretary of the Assqcia-
tion will extend her visit to Jamaica
i'or a few days in order i learn
ab out conditions there, and will then
ily to Dominica' on August 21st be-
tcre returning to Englanda She will
be the guest of Mr. and Mrs 'Allfrey
The B.C.A., founded in London
by West Indian and British people to
promote mutual understanding has
as joint Chairman Mr. Nigel Fisher,
Al.P: his co-chairman being Mr.
Charles Royle, Labour M.P., and
Deputy chairman Dr. David Pitt and
Mrl. George Thomson, M, P. ,Lord
Hailes, Sir Grantley Adams, Sir Gar-
net Gordon, Mr. Gaitskell and Lid-
eral leader Mr. Jo Grimond are a-.
mong the patrons. Both Manley and
Bustamente are also named as pot-
- Soviet Free To
Travel In U. S.
The United'States has notified
Russia that it is eliminating travel re-
strictions on all Soviet visitors to the
United States. It called on the
Soviet Government to remove simi-
lar restrictions on American visitors
to Russia. (CP)'
Castro Joins U.S.Army!
Fidel Castro was sworn into the
United States Army last week.-Cas-
tro, nineteen, has been an American
resident since 1955 when be and his
mother emigrated from Mexico. He
hiops to make'the army his career.
i: Rabbits come out of hats. ..
but relfst from stubborn coughs
comes out of a bottle et
SrrMl COMPOUND I
.i When ,,oo nave a .oub thMt
angs on It means that i '
ress.;:ince ts tow You ane ta, aout se I.Lm
Ferru;, Compound Ferrol, 0aOm oua Ia s the tonic oUgh
remedy that raisa oar reidti e a. t carw yom
Y-IY1L~auul~r~u~n- --L I-
SATURDAY- JULY ait, -t 4d,
HIURHOILL NOT4 nDAtMR
London,. 8th July, (CP):-Lord
Moran, personal Physician'to Sir Win-
ston Churchill seemed in cheerful mood
when leaving Middlesex Hospital after
seeing his patient. Churchill's wife,
Lady Clementine, smiled broadly when
the left too. British Medical Association
spokesman said that the fact that there
is no extension of the phlebitis is a
He.said "it seems the condition is
responding to treatment and is being
checked "A doctor said tiat phelebitis
is generally treated with anti coagulants
and that "This sort of thing" often
happens after the type of operation which
Churchill underwent and "does not
necessarily mean anything serious"
Later reports stated that there had been a
slight bronchial infection causing a
rise in Mt. Churchill's temperature.
This has now cleared, up.
FiEM IINAL HOLIDAY
July, 1411'stille Day, anniversary
.of the French Revolution, w a s celeb-
rated itifacF-and in all Frecnh-spea-
king lands itluding Martinique and
Guadeoupe..in Tritnidai;'Jamaica, Bar-'
badds and ,StKitAs, where ranches o,
the Allince FtFcaise are established
the teqlc r natiaial holiday s, being,
arknd by, rectp ton and meetings.
Meanwhile inteeOled persons inDomin
-ia rplanning i ugrationrf a
branch of thb Alliance.
RACIALISTS ACTIVE AGAIN
Since; the ,execution: of arch-nazi,.
Adolf Eichiinn,\inIsel .r last month
utrigjredoff anisemiti t demonstrations
inthe Argentine and Chicago, various
"lunatic.fiinge" racialiit organizations
hiavespimngiitoactivity all over the
wodd.' In Traflgar Square, London,
reetly a > secondary sc h o o I teacher
calling, himself leader of the British Nazis
("National Socialists") made an in-
flammatory speech abusing the Jews
and saying Hidewas. right. Accord
ing to a statement by the Home
Secratary Mr. R, A. Butler, the organ-
isation ha less than zoo members but
so serious was the disorder that the
police had to break up the meeting and
arrest twenty persons. 'I deplore the
disorder which occurred on this occasion
and even more the obnoxious doctrines
expressed", said Mr. Butler.
Soon after a r d s, when Prime
Minister Macmillan and the Labour
Party Leader Hugh Gaitskell were giv-
ing a lunch for the Aciing Secretary
of the United Nations, U Thant, a
shouting arm-waving band of'members
of the League of Empire Loyalists broke
in shouting slogans, such as "Stand by
the .Empire", "Thc.-Unitd Nations is
anAbtiBltish Racket' and "The
Coimpon.Matket .is High Treason."
Gaitskil&' d Mamillaia ignored these
discouridei apndwemt eight ahead with
F OOiTB ALL
As the Dominica Football Season is'startingjust nw w we publish
below two photos of English footballers in order to whet the appetites
of our local football fans.
Worst Foot Forward
Port Vale centre- forward Bert :ewellyn puts his worst footbforward inste :1 :
his best, misses an open goal, and puiits i team but of th1 F. A Cup competition.'
Most relieved man on the field wvs Flbam goalie Tony Maced, (l. ), diving to
stop the one that got a vay. Fulham won the match, i-o with a late penalty poal
.bvief.back Langley, which put them into the quarter-finals of the co "n ,
In Tylet, Texas, "U. S.A., theAibO Fdol
aiscist founder of the John Birch So Airb ro Fdotb* Ir
cliey, virulent segregationists, told a
man" _Frjop_ _.TCeXan3 that President
de Gaulle "is a Communist" and had
sold out Algeria to the Communists by
supporting the Algerian's Independence
The Queen Receives
The Queen and ith Duke of Edin-
burgh rcen'ly held a recertion at
Buckingham Palace for 600 Com-
monweal h '. d nts iycluJIng man)
frt m the C i. I :' ", o are at pre-
a it ut yi Ig is Briiai
TIesIuactn w ie f m over 40
coi n ii s r.clud ig he Bahama-,
Barbadi s Pe nii' i%,,tis Guiana
B tish Ho duras Jamaica, the Le -
ward Isl nds, I miniad and he WinJ-
The students vere r: ce ved in the
famous "1844" Room and other
r n' on the foundd floor of the
This is to inform the general puAlic
that I will not be responsible for any
debt or debts contracted by my wife
PAULINE WILLIAMS, nee BED-
MINSTER, she having left my hone
without my consent or any just cause
British Youth International goalkeeper of Blackpool' Football Club, tr74ar-
old Gordon West, airborneacoss..the. goalmouth recently during practice at
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool, Bnglahd. West, comes from! Barnsley, Yorkshirk
THE HURRICANE,OF 20th SEPTEMBER, 1834
(Continued from our last issue)
I had all the doors & windows below secured as well as possible & left
orders with Maxime (the groom) to keep them so till I returned. I then went
over with Lloyd to Trew's, where Ponsonby had taken refuge. I found Trew &
him quaffing hot brandy & water as quickly as possible, which they had been at
the whole evening, the house was not in any way injured. I had not been there
for more than a few minutes when on the hurricane came a second time-from the
South & South West, with greater fury than before. I had not time to get out;
Trew & I had the doors & windows fastened immediately. -The' hurricane
continued to rage until near daylight, As soon as the wind would allow I had
the doors opened & went over to see what further injury my house had suffered. The
wind coming. from the opposite quarter prevented the roof fr6m being cared
ntirely away but the doors &; w i n do ws bekwwere torn, open &
'though the wind-passed right through the servants & horses were safe.
Such a scene of desolation as daylight disclosed! Streets were flooded with
water, & strewn with singles, rafters, & portions of the roofs of houses, trees
blown down & lying across the street, houses entire turned upside down, or shifted
into the middle of the street, many, of them in ruins. All the houses along the
bay were injured, partly by the szrf whiqh rolled up in tremendous waves.
Part of Governmemn House was cerreed away, but Sir Charles- Schomburgh
(the L. Governor) happened to be it? the country. Corlet told me that the wind
broke into their i ojse, carried away. the robf etc. '& they- remained huddled
away in a corner exposed to wind & rain. A good many houses were injured &
of course there have been many hair-breadth escapes,
The next day it blow a heavy; gale with rain & we were in expectation of
having another blew, we were fortunate however in escaping. The account as
they came in from the countiyiwere really distressing, -'The vessels that were at
anchor at Pr'nce Rupett's and Souffriere driven ashore, part of the crews saved,
eleven sailors in all drowned; 'Ar Amer.can schooner ashore at Grand Bay, not a
soul left. :At.Morne Bruce all the officer's quarters n ruinis'except two, -hospi-
tal unroofed, the sick soldiers barely .saved.
Emsafl House was levelled to the, ground,\ young Lockhart escaped by
retreating to the cellar, he:d.J not save a'suit odlothes..- St. Aroment, Laidlaw's
place laid'flat. 'The house at Hillsborough Estate compktely destroyed & t
four people killed Ah ,Laidlaw; severely injured, one of his,..hildren killed.
rhehou-e at-S-igr ;idf C--LLe &ve : peup ~ ;ed. Ire .:
newspapers fox an account of- the mischief done.' '
The appearance of the country is altogether changed 'instead' of being
coveredl with verdure-it now looks as if fire'had passed ver. it, 'scarcely a leaf to be
seen. The trees that are sta ding have just the,same appearance as in winter at f
home, The roads are completely impossible, &.it is impossible to say 'hen they
will becleared, I can only ride to Emsall & Castle Comfort. I went in a
boat to Souffriere the other dly, the works and house are much injured, old t
Mr. Lockhart & J, Poasonby,happened to be there when the hurricane came on,
they took refuge in the overseer's house. .
The planters are ruined, they will never be able to rebuild their works s
or carry on the cultivation unless. the get a loan from Government. Many Estates s
must be abandoned. The negroes will, be starving in a few months; since the s
hurricane they have been doing just as they please, -that is to say nothing at all. t
Th: port has been :opened, for twelve months. :
(We presume tht thea last seennce means that no export or import
duties would be charged for a year, Ed.)
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-This Goatee Can Be Made By A Beginner
There is nothing so'satisfying' as ,making a. Vellffitting garment
md here is a little jacket which is an easy-to-make model based on
one seen in the London wholesale collections. For a 36-inch ,bust
only two yards of 27-inch wide material or a piece of 36-ifich is
needed: if you want to use 54-inch wide fabric, buy onre yard of, it.
For your pattern use a piece of paper 28 iriches wide. by 36
a---ccs d--.-Pn-;n t u m -itnh tnusje i ig re I).
rhen draw your pattern, making the place for the button ',holes as
hown. The shaded section orn the diagram indicates where the
fabric is to be turned under each side of the front for the'facing.
.Next cit out the patter-n and put it on your doubled material,
There should be no seam at the centre ofthe back or at the back of
he collar. Cut two complete collars; and'iu'e -one: for 'the lifiirig
qNow open out the pieces -and place, together. Joini the: should.
eams and press open. Turn each edge of the front to the' wrong
ide and sew down by hand so that no stitches show- oi0 ,te right
ide.' Next make the collar, sewing the outer edges of'."oth pieces
together on the wrong side; then turn .to the right side 'and press.
rake the collar to the neck edge on the right side. Thencut a bias
ength of material about one-and-a-half inaoes wide and tack this
outside over the collar as shown on the shaded section on Figure 2.
After machining through the four thicknesses, turn this bias strip
over to the neck edge and press it quite flat; then turn it and hem
lown, taking a little of the collar with it as shown in Figure 3.
If you line the coatee, use the same pattern cutting out the back
and front only; omit the shaded facing section. Join the shoulders
and place the two wrong sides together, so that no raw edges show.
inside the coat. Sew to the neck edge and to the front facings and
:ack all other loose edges carefully together. Bind all loose edges
with bias bands whether or not the coatee is lined. Finally make
buttonholes at each side with buttons to meet them. You can
ise "Velcro" down the frdnt this is a fastener which is.composed- of
iny nylon "hooks" on one tape and loops on the other and needs
only to be pressed together to adhere firmly until. pulled apart.
Otherwise use four small buttons and buttonholes.
It Will Be Safer, It Will Be Regular
If You Only Tkee A Subscription. with
The DOMINICA HkRALD
SAItLIDA' JIULt 21, 1961, I
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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
A visiting friend called our attention to a cartoon in a recent edition of TIME
Magazine which portrays heads of governments (including Diefenbaker of
Canada, Nkrumah of Ghana, Kruschev and -members of the Brit;sh Par'iament
and others) all of whom, for varying reasons, oppose England's entry into the
'European Common Market. This motley assortment is pictured cozily tucked
side by side in an enormous bed over which hangs the paraphrase of an old
"From Ghosties and Ghoulies
Long Leggity Beasties,
Things that Go Bump in the Night
and The Common Market
THE GOOD LORD DELIVER US."
Below the cartoon appears the caption, "WE, the Undersigned, Hereby I
Condemn This Dangerous, Totalitarian and Inward-Looking Organization as a i
Threat to Our Cherished Way of Life and Ideal . ." It was our friend's obser-
vation that this c,,roon could well be changed to show any number of Dominicans, ,
from differing stra'a of society and officialdom, with the words "Anything New"
substituted for Ihe Commou Market" in the motto over the bed- -and an appro- ,
private change made in the caption: 'Not My Fault, Man!" This is how
Dominica appears to someone who is not a first-time visitor to our island.
If there are "few changes" according to our friend, there are some interesting -
changes in the picture for oranges. All over the Caribbean, the prices of oranges
are going higher. And the mad scramble (at least in Jamaica) to cash in. is
depleting the orange crop very rapidly. This is a good sign, provided Dominicans
want to market their oranges in a business-like way this year, as the prices.will be
kept high by a shortage of fruit. What are we going to do about it?
Permit me to quote you an interesting pamphlet I read recently: "hIt is
unnecessary for me to remind you that Dominica has, for many years past, been,
more or less, afi orange-producing country.. but in spite of this, the industry
has languished and cannot be considered to have event been taken seriously. 'And
let us inguire'into the cause of this stagnation in so promising an industry." And
wait,, dear reader, till you learn who wrote this and when. Our informant goes
on to explain:
"I believe I am safe in saying that. with one or two exceptions, there has
never been any systematic effort at the cultivation of an orange grove on Dominica.
Instead of being handled with every possible care,.' the oranges, borne by our
magnificent trees, have been roughly gathered, pulled 'fk dithe branches, and in
some cases, even knocked off with. sticks.' Treated as if they were capable of
standing any any ount of rough' sage, the fruits have then been sold to speculators
at rates which barely paid for the transport, and after being packed in b: rcels or
other make-shift packages, finally found themselves on the London o: Ne NYork
markets in a condition which spoke for itself. Placed in competition with oranges
properly handled and packed, ours, in most cases, have fetched rubbish prices,
ofien resulting in a debit note to the shipper instead of the profi which he doubt.
less expected. It is to be feared that these shipments of immature, bruised and
badly packed fruits have done great harm to our reputation on the,markets while
the pecuniary results discourage any extension of the business and consequently.
deter any one from the cultivation of oranges on a merchanti!e sc 'e." End of
quote! And the above is taken directly from uotes written n jue, 1905 (yes,
fifty-seven years ago!);by his Honour H. Hesketh Bell, Administrator of Dominica
on the cultivation of oranges in Dominica .. is it very inuch different today?
Have we learned nothing? Are we still guilty of possessing "magni cent oranges
trees" which we fail to cultivate and from which we"knock the fruit with a
stick".a Let us organize NOW.
We undersiond there is a citrus association on Dominica. How qualified
are those who are officers in this association. Oh, do not be offended: we do not
mean to ask "do they kuow their business" as surely they do. Would one of
the members of this association care to write a letter explaining what is needed to
market the thousands of boxes of delicious Dominica oranges-that each year rot on
the ground We are very afraid the reply (if any) may be summed up: "Its not
my fault Man!"
Dominican For Haiti
,The Rev. R.A. Quammie a native
of Portmouth, Dominica and son of
Mr. Theodore Quammie arrived here
on'Wednesday the IIth inst. by plane
on a short visit to his relatives and friends
Rev. Quammie, who was educated at
the Dominica Grammar School and then
trained at the Union Theolgical Semi-
nary, Caenwood, Jamaica for the Metho-
dist Ministry between the years of 1958
and 1962 has been appointed Minister
of Jerenie, Haiti; where he hopes to
take up his appointment on the first
Sunday of September this year. He is
scheduled to leave Dominica on August
Gambling Not ImmoralP
Gamdling is not immoral in itself
but may become so if the gambler
risks sums beyond his means, say
the vatican city weekly "Osservatore
della Domenica." (CP)
Correspondents are asked to submit their full names
and addresses as a guarantee of good faith, b ut ,ot neces
sarily for publication. Letters should be kept as short as
possible. Controversial political letters will not be published
Loyalty In The
Sir, I read in the columns of the
ocal press that the Chief Minister has
invited suggestions fro m organized
groups and interested individuals on the
Little Eight White Paper. As a civic-
ninded and patriotic Dominican, I too
wish to express my views on this matter.
It is an established and universal fact
hat quite a good number of public
eirvants are antagonistic to the present
Government in power. Going in and
out of the Public Offices in Roseau, one
usually hears the same statement again
and again,.that the Ministerial System
should be "scrapped". And civil ser-
vants constantly refer to their ministers
as "that mass" in such a way that you
may feel that it is a reference made about
the Devil. I.am not surprised because
the pools in which those servants used
bt s.vim in pleasant complacency have
2 Vt:. i,.21 7
I say (without prejudice to a strong
central Government fot the Little Eight
in those departments and matter specifi-
cally assigned to the Federal Govern-
ment) in' any constitutional change in
ihis island more power' should be given
to local ministers to enable therf to
tackle more efficiently and indepei,-
dently the vital and diverse economy c,
p litical 'an administrative problenis of
A PATRIOTIC DOMINICAN
Some Facts On Radium
Sir,-I am only a gnat peering through
the valuable columns of your news paper.
Reading Auntie Fran's Children's (Factu
al Test) Corner I dare say its nothing less
than a miniature encyclopedia which refers
to and brings back to memory events you
have heard,'seen or read of. It would be
beneficial to the children if they would
pay more interest to this corner and not
be looking too whole heartedly, with
great expectation, to win the prize.
Permit me space, for the interest of
those in the higher classes and upper
forms to give' a brief deS nation of that
importants disclv 'ry Radium, Read-
ing from the Boy s Own Paper whilst
attending the Roseau Boys school under
the then, H e ad m,a tei, Mr. H. D.
Georges of late Memory, I happened to
run through'the iofcssor's Den descrip-
tions of this radioactive metal
Radium, a product of uranium, ex
traced from pitchblendee a Mivteral rich
in uranium, is found in an Austrian
mine. The value at that time was about
z280,ooo per ounce, Radium gives
out three classes of rays, the alpha, mega
;,(Continned cn page .10)
Ir A ONS " 60
1M breum weicou" i': ia-behti
oae ep-Biael powerful usei l'
WIe4d to Man, t"rWat. cimet-rellf. a
dkoke? Mate BUCKLEY'L a baedt
"mu t" for mes breathlnr ... pnacd,.
60obh-tree lteep. That's why IW'f C(ala
b-e( rler for 20 yea- :
Bockley' oillltallin mtr,-,I' i
-mfe for Diabstlc..
gt BUCKLEY'S .tody
You 6r bet 'em on
You can't lose i Whm is packte with power to relieve
headaches, feoe, muscular aches and pains. neuralgia
and paIntul cold mlneries P'AT I
Jast one Whim does the work o rdina"r LaLci,
egt _, _. .- EENNIP
SATURDAY, JULY 2x, 1962
NOTICE TO BANANA GROWERS
It ij expected that as from the month of July "onwards,
there will be an increase in production throughout the Wind-
ward Islands. In order to cope with this increase, Geest Indus-
tries (W.I.) Ltd. have now. chartered two additional ships so
that their fleet wil. consist of 8 banana boats, calling regularly
every week at both Ports in Dominica. I HE FIRS 1 WEEKLY
CUT FOR KOSEAU, OUFRtERE, SALISBURY, BATALIB
AND'COLLHAUT will take place jn the week commencing.
Sunday, 22nd July 1962. Portsmouth is already cutting weekly,
but the following also applies to that District:
Once a WEEKLY cut is established for the Roseau ard
Coastal Stations, it will be ofgvital importance for Geest Indus-
tries to send an EVEN supply of bananas to U. K. EACH
WEEK, since tn order to consolidate :the attachment of their
customers over there, the Company must arrange to furnish
each of them with a1 ,REGULA'R WEEKLY supply. Up to
now this h 1 t b:ei possible owing to the 14 days cut in the
Rose it and Coaski:A districts.
Therefore ALL growers are caErrestly requested to co-
operate with the Company by cutting their bananas EVERY
WE.bKas from (and including) the week cormencing Sunday,
22nd July 1962 and to continue to do so 'REGULARLY there-
It will be appreciated that'ay failars of the growers to
keep up their regular weekly cuttings in ly result in the Company
LOSING SOME OF THEIR CUSTOMERS IN THE U. K.
Therefore every effort must be made by all our growers to de-
liver their bananas EVERY WEEK.'
(Apart from the above it is necessary for growers to cut
their binairts weekly'because the grade acceptable by the Com-
pany on a WEEKLY RECEPTION is 3 Lacatan 3 Gros Michej
ISSUED BY THE LOMINICA BANANA GROWERS'
GEES INDUS iRIES (W. I.) LIMITED
Henry is the first African to be made
yer substantive Governor-General and
And Self-d enia Commander-in-Chief of Sierra Leone.
And Se-enial Shortly before his Speech from the
Throne Sir Henry was sworn in at a
Vatican City, July 5th, CP:-- In colourful ceremony watched by promi-
a new encyclical letter published today, nent personalities including Ministers
Pope John'asked all .oman Catholics of Government, membersof the Diplo
do nen nr in nre nration for the matic Corps, Bishops and Judges.
r"~' ~ -r--------
Ecumenical Council opening here in
October. The Council has as its chief
aim the renewal of Catholicism in the
modern world and be asked all Catho-
licsto practice interior and exterior
penance and to mortify themselves
voluntarily. He sstated that in Church
history, penance was ,frequently asked as
away to please God before a major event;
it is done by fasting, special and increased
prayers and self denial of worldly
Sierra Leone's First
eral Takes Office
Freetown July IIth (BIS)History was
made here today when Sir Henry Light-
foot Boston,newly appointed Governor-
General, delivered the Speech from the
Throne at the State Opening of the
second Sierra Leone Parliament. Sir
Under the provisions
of Section 78 (1), Or-
dinance -No. 21 of
1949, I hereby order
that Castle Street in
the town. of Roseau
shall -be a *One-way
Street, and that wheel-
ed traffic and proces-
sions shal I travel,
along the said street
in one direction only
from Church Street
A. G. COUSINS
Chief Of Police
Princess And Husband TO Revisit West Indies
For Jamaica's Independence
Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret' and her husband,
Lo d Snowdon, are to attend the ceremonies marking'the granting
of independence of Jamaica in August this year.
The Princess willact as the special representative of Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the ceremonies, and will formally
open the legislature.
Her Royal Highness has visited the West Indies on several
previous occasions, notably for her honeymoon in 1960, and in
[anuary this year the Princess and Lord Snowdon spent a holiday
n Antigua-where this picture was. taken.
,Notice Of Application
For Liquor Licence
To, The Magistrate "G" Chief of
I, Angelina Williams, now residing
at Borne, parish of St. John, do hereby
give you notice, that it is my intention
to apply at the Magistrate's Court, to
held at Portsmouth, on Monday, the
ist day of October, 1962, ensuing for
a Retail Liquor Licence, in respect of
my premises at Borne, in the parish of
Dated the i4th day ofJuly, 1962.
Anne "Live" On
U. S. T. V.
New York, i4th July (CP) A picture
Sof Princess Anne *was successful
transmitted from Britain to the United
States last night by way of space, the
electronic picture came from Telstar,
first United Slates communications
satellite. The picture showed the English
Princess disembarking from a ship at
Southampton after her trip to France.
SAIURIDAY JULY t2, 196,d
A Backward Glance
We publish below an extract fiom the Parliamentary debate m the British
House of/Commons on the West Indies Bill, Hansard, andApril, 1962, page 145.
The HERALD will not comment on this exchange, ,ave to hope that it will be
borne in mind by the Rt. Hon. Mr. D u n c a n Sun.lys. The italics, however
West Ind es Bill -- 2nd April, 1962 page 145
Clause 5, (POWER OF H R MAJESTIC TO RVIDE FOR GOVERNMENT OF CERTAIN
WEST INDIAN COLONIES.)
Mr. Healey: I beg to move, in page 4, line 44, at the end to insert:
Provided that no Order in Council under this section shall be made or shall
have effect so as to impair, limit or otherwise diminish any element of representation
or self --government in the constitution of a c, lonyto which the Order relates.
'I'he right hon. Gentleman will remember that when the Bill was first published
a wave of anger and indignation swept the West Indies, That is not too strong
a way of describing the reaction. -No doubt a good deal of it was based on what
tle Government intended. In particular, it was felt in all the islands concerned,
even in thqse on the verge of total independence, like Trinidad, that Her Majesty's
Government envisaged some sort of return to direct Colonial Office rule, or Crown
Colony status. That feeling was expressed in many angry editorials and speeches.
This apprehension and misunderstanding were reduced, first, by the statement in
another place. by the Minister of State and, secondly, by the undertaking given by
Colonial Secretary himself a week ago when he said: ....i its not out intention
in any way to derogate or reduce the powers of e thetitrories already
enijoyig Jll internal self-governme.nt .. -. (OFFICIAL REPORT, 26th
March, I962; Vol. 656, c. 855). We have put down the Amendment simply to
cle'r up -precisely what is intended for territories which are not now enjoying full
internal self-government and to ask the right htn. Gentleman to tell us pecisely,
which territories are not coveed by his ass rance and precisely what the Govern-
me!,t intend for them.
On Secood Reading, the tight hosi Gedtlman made a good deal of the
intention to use. the Clause to ensMu that grant aid'to the 'Colbnies, which is at
present controlled through powers in elatitonist the Federal Goernmnent, should
still be effectively controlled. I do not think that anyb dy would want to
prevent. effectivee. control from being carried out, but i shoteMd like the
right hoi. Gentlema to tell usprecisely which territories ii the Federa-
tion a e not covered by this assurance. Second, can, he assure us that
fi. -.c i:d power c which arexercsedjderikthe Clause s willn t go bey d
those which were exercised under the Federal constitution? In other words,
can it be taken t' at no country will lbst any dgree of self gdveramntt,
which it is now enjoying through the operation of th- ( lause;
(To be continued m our next issue)
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A new manual on Iropical medi-
cine by Professcr Brian Ma.graith.
Director of the Liverpool School of
Tropical Medicine, and C. S, Leithead
is warmly welcomed in the week's
British Medical Journal.
"Clinical Mehods in Tropical Med-
icine" isdescribed as an excellent hand-
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which, should command a wide sa e.
The book will be of value ,not only
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Published by Cassell the book costs
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Princess Jostled By
La Chapelle-Sur-Oudon, Frace 8th
July (CP):- Princess Anne visited a
local Carnival in this Loire Valley vil-
lage but left early because of the dense
crowds which crushed around her.
Eyewitnesses said that she appeared
to be intimidated by the crowd nd by
the large number of photographers fb-
A Run With The Camp
...~. arn~ji~~yaYE; L ~
All young boys love hero, and these London lads get i; special tl-rill Irom
going on a training run with their local hero, Tery Downes, Bi3ain's world middle.
weight boxing champion,: round Parliametit Hill Fields.
Terry's dog aptly called "Chap", is a useful pacemaker on these occasion.
Terry was preparing to defend his title against America's Paul Pender in Bu:on,
U. S. A., on April 7.
Children's (Factual Test) Corner
Dear Boys & Girls,-It was a coincidence that while reading on Sunday I
came across this recipe for a honey cake. I have not had the chance to give it a
try so you may do so and see what you think of it.
Here are the ingredients:.-
8 oz. clear honey
4 oz. castor sugar
2 oz. butter or margarine
I pt. water
12 oz. self-raising flour
Large pinch of salt
I level teaspoon ginger
2 medium eggs, .well-beaten.
Here are the directions.
Put honey sugar, fat and water into a pan. Heat slowlyuntil sugar dissolves
andfat melts. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, sift dry ingredients into a bowl,
make a well in centre and gradually.pour in beaten eggs, and liquid (honey, sigar,
fat etc.) mixture. Stir, .without beating, until ingredients are well blended.
Turn into a greased and paper lined .tid. Bake in centre 8'oven at 355 degrees
F. for an hour.
S Before I move onto something eles. let me remind you; to measure your
ingredients and follow the instructions carefully. ,
Now, here's the drink [to go with it. Granadillas aretairly plentiful- and
cheap now, so let's make graiadillA juice.
Cup off the top of a large one. Empty contents in cup. -Add a cup o.
water. Sweeten to taste. Swizzle well and put in the fridge.. Serve, with seeds.
Remember no essence; the fruit has its own delicious.flavout. -
Of course you must not throw away the pulp. Peeled,and cut into cubes, it
makes a delicious jam. Now today's, questions will not .be taken from the letters.
Instead use your brains a bit, and let's see how much General'Knowledge of your
island you have.
Cherio till next week.
This week's.questions are as follows:
I. Give tihe area f-bDomininica-r (rom 'sturvey)--- --
2. Give the distance fraomnRoseau to Portsmouth travelling by (a) Old
Road ---- -- (b) New Layou Valley Road --- ----
3. Why is that section of Roseau called "Lagoon" so named?
NAME-------- --- -
Last week's answers were as follows:
I. Honey!helps babies retain calcium, and so grow stronger limbs and
2. Honey is used in Eaking rand Confectionery, Tobacco, Hand-Lotion,
cough Mixture or Golf-balls.
s. Honey contains' LaYulose or fru t sugar.
Ist prize $1.25. won by Bentley Gordon (Roseau Boys School)
2nd $i.oo Avril John (St, Martin School)
3rd .750 " Roger Atherley (Goodwill Infant School)
Three Consolation prizes of so0 each.
I. Elaine Williams (Convent .High School)
2. Albert Bethel (Roseau Mixed, School)
3. Benjamin Pe:ers '"Dominica Grammar School)
Cash prizes were awarded at the HERAL D'S Office on Friday 20th inst
at 3.30 pm .
Those p.,ricipating iii the contest must send in their answers from
clippings of the HERALD enclosed in at .:envelope addressed to
The Contest EJtor DoMINI&d, HR.Lq. ;,:, .R 4,.
Closine da,' for entries of his week's Contest will be at 3.30 pm. on
Thursday 26 h July, in order to allow tim. for country entries.
Peoples Post (Con. fitm page 7)
Not being scientifically-minded, yet I decrease itself by half. A pint of
found particular interest in the alpha rays. radon, wee it possible to obtain would
,According to scientific research, when melt any vesl even if it were made of
radium loses its alpha particles it platinum, for the heat-energy of the gas
becomes helium and radon. Radon is s 'so great. A grain of radium salt is
greater by far in radioactivity than made up of trillions of atois half of
radium, but has a very short life of a few which will explode in about T,600
days compared with radium which takes years. About fifty billion explosions
about a thousand or more years to takes place per second throughout those
ears whilst the atoms lessen the radiim
Radium compared with coal is about
a million times as powerful. One
dessert spoonfull of radium, if it could
be profitably used and controlled, could
un a locomotive the same distant journey
as would ten tons of' coals. Perhaps
n your spare time some of you who are
iterested might search the scientific
cornet of the Free Library for a book
for further facts.
ALLAN T. HENRY.'
D. T. U. -- Some
Sir,- In / 949, The Dominica
Trade Union had. selected me as a
member to represent the Union, at. an
[. C.F. .T. U. conference held in
London; note the fact that non-mem-
bers cannot represent the Union. At
hat ,conference I paid 3. o o, to
iffiliatet de Dominica Trade Union to
hat big organisation.
In 1951. the Authority of the Uion
again selected me to represent the Union,
on the General Council of the I. C.
F. T. U. I was asked by the General
Council to submit a motion to ,be
placed on the Agenda for the Secopd
World Congress of the I. C. F.IT. U.
The Motion read as', follows:- -
(Submitted by the Dominica
i. The Second' World Congress of
the International Confederation of Free
Trade Unions CALLS. UPON all
Governments to give priority to food,
housing, clothing, education and medi-
cal services in their national expenditures.
2. CALLS UPON all Government
to enact Legislation making it obligatory
for employers to provide adequate pens-
ions to their workers who have compl-
eted a certain number of years ofservice.
3. Be it resolved that this Congress
places on record the fact poverty is the
greatest eneny of human dignity.
4. Be it resolved that a small I. C. F.
T. U. delegation be sent to the Leeward
I dare noc say any more now, let the
world be the Judge.
Thanking you for space,
E. C. LOBLACIt
Mr. G. R. Cools-Lartigue has been
appointed to act Comptroller of Cus-
toms, during the absence of Mr. John
Bully, the Comptroller of Customs,
who is at present acting Financial Secre-
tary, Mr. Louis Martin is t actitg
Senior Customs Officer, These acing
appointments are retrospective. iam
July Ist 1962.
LAUNCHER OF FEDER4i
MAPLE IN TRANSIT
Among passengers doing tour of
the West Indian Islands in -A. K
Federal Maple who spent Wednesday
July 1z8 in Dominica, was Ms. Olga
Rose and son Peter. As the wife ofW.
Andrew Rose, tben Federal minister of
Communication & Works,. Mrs. Rose
named the vesselat launching aremony
in Montral in May 193p.
"Mahaut Parish Feast of St. Ann
will be kept .on Thursday 1th July
low Masses atS-rS-.3o-6 a. m. High
Mass at 9. a. m. Procesion at 3.p. .
V. Vanackre P. Priet"
House and Lot situate at Great Marl-
Area: 2159 square feet
Apply to M. E. Charles, 11 Old Street.
P. O. Box 121, Roseau.
Garment Pressing Machine.useful for
SLaundry or for Tailor,
Apply: M. E. Charles. 11 Old Street,
Roseau P. 0. Box 121, Roseau.'
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