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We stand behind
the U.N. Charter
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
FRUkDOM OF WORSHIP
FREEDOM FROM WANT
FREEDOM FROM FEAR
(For the General Welfare of the People o' Dominica, the further advancement o' the ;-:s .,nes and the Caribbean Area a a w'role)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1962
GOOD PROSPECTS FOR FOREST PRODUCTS
Gomier May Be Veneer Wood
THERE IS A POSSIBILITYX'that Dominica may get a brand new
industry. We are'not referringto the possible mining df our
pozzulanic deposits (pumicite) but the use of our vast timber re-
serves, which take up over 76 square-miles out of our 289; this
new industry proposed 'is the peeling of thin veneers from Gomier;
to be manufactured in a mill situated at the mouth of the. Layou
We have received many reports about'
the timber prospects of Dominica, we
have seen the struggles of Messrs Sinith
& Lord, we treasure the brilliant report
on Land Usage by J.M. Burra and we
saw the brief recommendations of the
Federal Forestry Adviser, Mr. A.S.I.
Barnes. Arising froin his suggestion
in that report a Forestry Survey was
carried out recently by the External Aid
and the Department of Forestry of
Canada. A prelihmm.i .... of thetr
report has been rrcLl.,J L) i'o.rrnmeni
and a precis of thi rtpj) :oiii iohe
Lord were ght; InI nll
cutting under three million board feet a
year can never be an economic proposi-
tion. High capital cost, high overhead
and limited local markets put it out of
the picture. One 'quarter of, the land
mass of Dominica is forest and 26%%: of
the mcrcha:i.ble drib'e is 'GOMIER.
The only possible lirge scale operation
in Dominican lumber would be the use
of G.micr for tie manufacture of
veneer ...... .thinly shaved. "wood
used as a finishing facing for cheaper
If, and ii still remains to be tested,
Gomier is a suitable wood, there is
enough standing timber. to mill 1o
million board-feet a year: fdr 40 years.
Arrangements are expected to be made
to ship several Gom er bolts -to the,
Canadian Department of Forestry to
determine the peelingn" or veneering
qualities of the wood. It is suggested,
that a mill could be favourably located
at the mouth of the Layou River, which
is not far from Roseau, centrally located
to the forests and has goodsoil and
topogra~ical characteristics for a saw
mill site. All being well the next thing
is to interest, a Canadian Veneer Com-
pany in the project.
Two further suggestions are embodied
in the report, particularly as regards the
use of pit-sawing (to be the man in
the pit is one of the worst jobs in the'
world). Firstly they suggest the use of
powered pit saws and secondly that the
raw sawdust from the pit is valuable
material and should be salvaged. Also
good wood felled in the agricultural
clearing pfogramme should be put to
Mere Alexis looked around her little
home, sawthat the lamp. in front of the
Virgin .wa;i trimmed. and burning
brightly, lef a window open for the
breeze (if any) to dry off her dress she
had just washed, locked the door and
moved off to Roseau as fast as. her
seventy-nine-year-old legs would carry
her.. ,She was proud of her son, Leo
Hippolyre, a godd boy, a first class
carpenter, now at work on the new
CDC building. who had fixed up the
,j1.iouse so nicely for them both.
away for Mr. tfrancis Rolle in Roseau,
a gust ofwind sprung up behind the
old Potter, Storehouse and ;'swayed the
'driss gentle into .the perpetual lamp.
Hipolyte and Mere Alexis heard the
bells and sirens distantly but were too
busy to pay m uch attention.
When she arrived at half-past-four,
ope hour after the alarm had sounded,
she'faced-k smoking ruin. All she had-
left wire the clothesori her back AND
TH-E FRESH',, LAUNDRY ON
HER HEAD. ..
,-Draft Constitutlio For B, G,,
SGeorgetown. B. G. Aug. 13, CP:--
The People's- Progressive .rParty today
'mi'le publc its D'raft.Constituion for;
; an independent British Guana. The
reactionsof the opposition' parties are
,not yet available.
The-iaian-fatures of ,the P,P. P.
draft toiistitttion are: Creation of
citizenship pf'Guiana, proVlsion for the
recognition anad Protection of the fnda-
mental rights of citizens by. .Courts of
Law and: thirty-five-member Le' l-
ture described as the National Assembly.
The Qualifying age for voters is to be
eighteen years. The general direction
and control of government is to e
entrusted to the Primie Minister and
unspecified number of Ministers.
vernihent St'bcsand Bonds a*d .
sioris of public officers are speay
protected by. the provisions of the
use locally by means of the powered
pit saw, and thus recover- some of the
costs of clearing. "
'Bannan Association Meeting
"Conditions in the banana industry are explosive; 'I would
not say that it is a crisis as yet, but the circumstances in which we
now find ourselves are compelling and we must exert every effort
to grow our bananas with maximum efficiency and at lowest cost".
These were the opening words of the Chairman of the Dominica
Banana Growers Association, Mr. Gerald Winston, at the meet-
ing. held last Monday at the Carib Cinema.
Before a well-attended meting of to the necessity of the scheme for dealers'
delegates and members, the Cnairman licenses; th.s he said was to enable re-
went on to outline nine major points cords to be kept o that compensation
of policy which were receiving the for growers couldfbe, computed in the
urgent attention of the Board. First, event of windstorm'damage. Lastly, he
of course, was the drop in price to 4.30 urged officials and members of Branch
per 1b. which had taken place in the Management Committees to use their
absence further word from the K. influence to prevail,,i' growers to put,
then he spoke income deall of he an end to early cutting, a practice which
effect the entry of Briain into the did no good to anyone and harmed the
European Common Market would have good name of the industry in Dominica.
upon the protected price of West In. Lecture & Demonstration
dian banana shipments ./. ...... we 0
ian banana shipments A tae recording of a t ak to the
would have to compete vtii the Ligbcr. reof.d, g of a to the
and Central America,, (wlh a of he Baanna Researc rnject in
andCentralAmrica, ( l Trinidad, was playe In' it he reak-
ready produced at lower cost) without Trinidad,was played.Int the eak-
the protection of the 7. 10. tariff now down of the scheme was given; showing
imposed. Next on his :list was the hatoe third was vcn overto agron-
report that the Board's''request. tbo te'. omy (fertilising spacing, disease etc.,)
Secretary of State that they should for- on in rdtohi).tdp one tloiy to Pbana-
row $zop,ooo0 from the U. K. Price na ( rlnia and one tird to Plant
Assistance Stabilisation Fund (o alte- Patholgyin Jamaica. With the ap-
natively raise a Bank overdraft) had povalf W BAN field trials were
not yet received the necessary sanction, being eldin the Windwlards, and in
The interim report ,on te research Do a trials on plant nutrition and
scheme. revealed how trials already car-the use of fertilisers to match the local
tried out'showed that. i many cases i sol s'survey results were being conducted
:- i v ". Mr.Lionel $mith.- 'Without a he-,
growers were using the wrong ftiiertlser by Mr Lonel m Wthout a ne-
and that a higher proportion of po matologist, no work could,be done on
was necessa hionhe st of ou soils. nematode infestation Interesting work
Other work on the, spacing of plantss. had been already :done in Trinidad to
and he 'use of herbicides iould also be trace the plant usage"of phosphorus and,
under take. Details 'of the fertdlizrs potash by means of radioactive isotopes
red by te Fertilizer Avisry (the same could rot be done for nitro-,
recommended by the Fertilizer Advisoryl gen Since the labour problems in.
Committee were also given (and can ge) Snce the ,abour problems in
Seen inhe Request for Tendrs te ian were acute, trials on weed-'
advertised on page Io)., Mi. .Winston kllers (herbicides) would be carried out.
also revealed that the Board had re- "The pie iehas now reverted to s5.2
quested Government to remove the o b continued next week)
s15% surtax on the Export Duty a
referred to binanas: this had beer re- Commission Of Inquiry Into The
fused, but a promise to review the posi- Public Works Department
don in the near future had been obtain- .A Commission of Inquiry has been
ed. appointed under the Commission of
Union Demands Inquiry Act, Cap. ri6, into the account-
He- announced that the Clerical, ing proceduce of the Public Works
General & Commercial Worker's Department.
Union, claiming to represent s5% of Persons who wiis to submit memo.
t Board's employees had ,put in a randa or give evidence, before the Corn
cain for increases in wages and salaries missioners are invited to communicate
which would-cost the board $59,ooo. immediately with the Secretary, J.C.
The master was now being pursued Josephs at the Finance Dapartment,
under the aegis of the Labour Officer Ministerial Buildings, Roseau.
as conciliator. Ie dire- w i att:ntion J. C. JOSEPHS
of the delegates and ',i:-;:s present Secretary it the CcmmissiojQ
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1962
Agremeent On New
Federation 01 Malaysia
The new Federation bf Malaysia--
embracing Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak,
North Borneo-and Brpnei will come
into being by 31st August, 1963.
This successful outcome of the
Malaysia Conference was announced to
the House of Commons on Wednesday
recently by the Commonwealth and
Colonial Secretary Mr. Duncan Sandys
following two weeks of intense discuss-
Mr. 'Sandys said that the British
Government had accepted "almost all"
the recommendations put forward earlier
this year in the report of the Commiss-
ion appointed to find 'out how! local
people in'North Borneo and Sarawak
felt about joining a 'federation. The
report of the Commission was publish-
ed as a White Paper today to coincide
with the announcement that the new
Federation will be born next year.
Mr. Sandys told the House of Com-
mons that a major'programme of leg-
islation would be necessary in the next
,sitting to provide for the transfer of
sovereignty in North Borneo, Sarawak
and Singapoie, for detailed constitution-
al arrangements to be made within the
territories and for various other matters.
"Safeguards, iill be sought on such
matters as religious freedom, .education,
representation in the Federal, Parliament,
- the position' f? .the: indigneouraces,
control of immigration, citizenship and
the state constitutions," he said.
An intergovernmental, committee,
headed by Lord Landsdowne, wouldd
be set up to work out the "future con-
stitutional arrangements and the form
of the necessary safeguards."
During a debate afterwards in the
House of Commons. Mr. Arthur
Creech Jones, a former Labour Colon-
ial Secretary, said: "Having had some
responsibility for the separation of Sin-
gapore from Malaya and the inclusion
of Sarawak in the Commonwealth, I
would like to express my sincere con-
gratulations to the Minister (Mr. Sandys)
and the Prime Ministers of Malaya and
Singapore for the discussions that have
"I hope for the success of these ar-
rangements in the future. This is a
stage in the consummation of a policy
which some of us ardently desired in
the early days after the war." (BIS)
ation In School
International collaboration in educa-
tional building is likely to increase as a
result of a nine-day conference which
closed in London recently.
Permanent organizations are to be set
up for Africa, Latin America and Asia
to examine means of sharing existing
resources of professional men's technical
and administrative skill in order to
implement programmes of educational Activities OfThe United
building. The object is to achieve
greater efficiency and economy in the In March I95i, Pr -sdent Kennedy
educational programmes of participating called on the nation to undertaken a
countries. "Decade of Developmnit, on which
The conference, which was attended will depend, subsLr.i~iil, the kind of
by 136 delegates from 59 countries and world in which we and our children
16 observers from to international and shall live."
national organizations, was organised The new U. S. agency was to be
on behalf of the United Kingdom built on five basic principles: recogni-
National Commission for U. N. E. tion by the recipient nations that they
S. C. O. by the Ministry of Education bear the ultimate responsibility for their
and the London County Council. own development; long-range planning
It agreed to establish a world-wide of integrated programs; long-range com-r
network of centres, linked by an inter- mitments by both the United States and
national centre, to pool the results of the recipients; the need for marked social
current research and development in progress for the mais of people in dev,-
educational building. loping countries; and the maximum
Delegates recommended that two of amount of participation by other nations
the centres should be at Khartoum and in the free world.
Bandung, whete pioneer work in this The Agency for International Deve
field has already been undertaken by lopment-created by the Foreign
U. N. E. S. C, 0. and the Latin Assistance Act of September 1961 and
American centre should be in Mexico. activated in November 1961-is the.
A decision on the establishment of product of that proposal, and stands on
regional centres for Europe -and North those principles. Headquartered in the
America was deferred. Department of State and acting as an'
The report of the conference will be arm of that Department, it now operates
sent to U. N. E. S. C. 0. for consi- in some 70 countries around, the world.
deration in November. U. N. E. S. The Agenicy's main ,office' for the'
C. O. will be asked to create, with the Eastern Caribbean Area is located in
International Union of Architects, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. This office
machinery for the proper functioning of plans and coordinates projects apd pro-
an international centre and to consider grams with the Governments of' the
the staffing and financing of the centres. Area, maintains financial conutrl ,;of
BIS activities underway and otherwise repre-
Ssents the Agency i'the' implementation
-- of the program. It also provides the
technical and administr.tive.support for
1 l i nctl te the S. technicians stca tunne trog-
Sout the Area. This offices the United
rrejuUie States A. I. D. Missionr(abbteviated
U. S. A..D.). .
African Faith Affected Three general tWeehnical co-operation'
agreements form the basis of operations'
NEW YORK -- (ANP) More in the area: An agreement with respect
than 700 members of the African to the Governments of Barbados, Wind-
Methodist Episcopal church were told ward and Leeward Islands, dated April
that "Christianity is in danger of 18, 1958; an agreement with respect to
losing its meaning for Africans through the Goveinment of Trinidad and Toba-
the debilitating effects of racial discrimi go, of the same.date; and Ianagreement
nation," even though there is an all-time with the Governmnent of the West
high of 22 million African Christians. Indies dated February 26, 1959.
The statement was made by- G. We list below the projects and ass.st-,
Mennen Williams, U.S. assistant ance supplied by U.S. AID during the
secretary of state for African affairs, as he lifetime of the Former Federal Govern-
addressed the Washington-Allen ban- ment of the West Indies. The Tech-
*quet sponsored by the AME church in nical Arts School is expected to be
the Grand Ballroom of the Park opened'shortly.
Sheraton hotel here. Vocational Agriculture School
Williams, former. governor of U. S. Assistance $II,9Oo WI
Michigan, listed several aspirations of the To provide facilities and training for
"African people-freedom and indepen- the establishment of a Vocational Agri-
dence from colonial rule, the achieve- cultural Department and Agricultural
ment of national and individual dignity. Chemistry Laboratory in connection
improved standards of living, all-African with the Dominica Grammar School,
political unity and non-alignment. U. S. assistance in the amount of
$1i,9oo WI has been provided. The
building is attached to the Manual
E NOTICE Arts Wing ofthe school and provides a
WIrE NOTIE classroom and laboratory .of sufficient
size for training 29 agricultural students;
This is to inform the General Public The Agricultural Chemistry Laboratory
that I will not be responsible for any will be used by the Department of
debts or debts contracted by my wife Agriculture for research in soils, plant
MAGRITTA HARPER, Nee SAM- husbandry and quality' trials of Domi-
UEL she having left my home without nica agricultural products entering into
my consent or any just cau'set international trade,
(Sgd.) SILAS HARPER Under the US -AID training pro-
Castle Bruce, gram, training in the United States has
7th Aug, 196- been provided for the Agricultural
States AID. Mission
Instructor and a participant training
program has been developed for the
laboratory technician who will have
charge; of the Agricultural Chemistry
Laboratory. He will work under the
direct supervision of the Director of
Technical Training Center
U. S. Assistance:
Building and equipment $78,559 WI
One U. S. Technician
Two training grants for instructors,
eight weeks in Puerto Rico.
Two training grants for Headmaster
and Education Officer, six weeks
in the United States.
The object of this project is to pro-
'vide a program of practical training in
the mechanical skills for post primary
students' and adults.
, A prefabricated steel building was
erected which contains two general
shops, one.ilassroom, toolrooms, offices,
store space uapd toilets. One shop is
equipped for teaching metal trades
including motor mechanics, and the
other for teaching wood and construc-
tion trades. Some heavy machinery
was acquired from U. S. excess stock
and its co;t to the project consisted of
mostly transportation. The balance of
the tools and machinery are new.
.-The Technical Training Center is
a dministratitvely a part of the Domini-
c CGrammar School. A technical
L-ucalon Vii aaivol0r "was : a IiOed to- --die
project for I1. months,,during the, in-
itial stages,of the program, to act as
consultant to the'feadmaster and, the
hInstructors wholhad' been sent earlier
to Puerto Rico for.orientation to shop
instruction. Due to construction
difficulties, the program is not yet in
operation. However, the facilities are
now ready and adequate for simultane-
ous instruction of 40 trainees,
Thc'Government of Dominica con-
tributon to.the project consists of the
site, building foundation, utilities, in-
stallation of equipment, and all 'opera-
tional costs including staff salaries.
(Continued on page 9)
Iak sM co" u in -c
"mut,' (or vul breaalB . . s
cough-free ieep. Tha'a wihy ur6
oe emler for 20 yleras-T
Buckleyx osotthil u m 9OL 4
--, for Di eticra
SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 1962,
TENDERS FOR SUPPLY OF FERTILIZERS
Tenders are invited for the supply of fertilizers of the
following analyses to be landed both at Roseau and Portsmouth
for the. 12 months commencing 1st October, 1962: -
The required specifications are: -
N: 50-70% ammoniacal nitrogen, 30-50% nitrate nitrogen.
P: 50-60% water-soluble P205. 40-50% citrate-soluole
K: Potash to be in the form of muriate of potash,
Packing Specifications. Strong new jute outer bags,
polythene inner bags, of 11211 nett weight.
Terms C. I. F. credit and cash terms to be quoted.
Tenders which should be in sealed envelopes and marked
"Tenders for Fertilizers" should be addressed to, and
reach the office of, either the Manager, Barclay's
Bank, Roseau, or the Manager, Royal Bank of Can-
ada, Roseau, not later than 11 a.m. on Saturday, 15th Sept-
The Assogiation does not bind itself to accept the lowest
or any tender,
A ni Rnn
Dominica Banana Growers Association.
14th August, 1962.
New Minister For" Britain's Colonial
Prices ruling at the Roseau market on Saturday August if, 1962 are set
Farine 640 per' pot
Bananas 960 per bunch
$4.20 per bunch
Prices offered by the local dealers in Roseau for other
date of this report:-
Bay oil $2.56 per Ib.
Grapefruit oil 2.40
Sweet orange oil 2 40
Bitter orange oil 1.78 "
Cocoa beans 14
Nutmeg 60 per lb.
Coffee 60 per lb.
Green Limes o1.50 per barrel
Ripe Limes 5.00 per barrel
Values computed for purposes of assessing export duty
appointed under ordinance No iI of 1930 are set out:-
Lime Oil Distilled $12.00
Lime Oil Essential 12.00
Sweet Orange Oil 7.20
Bitter Orange Oil 7.20
Grapefruit Oil 15.6o
Cured Vanilla Beans 14.00
Bay Oil 7.20
C. I. F VALUES: -
Cocoa 78. per cwt
Concentrated Lime Juice 38.40 per pipe
F. O. B, VALUES:- -
COPRA 340.00 per ton
COCONUT 320.00 5,o000 n
Crude Cocoiut Oil 320.00 9,55
commodities at the
Mr. Nigel Fisher was appointed Under-Secretary of State.
Colonial Office, in recent British Government changes.
Mr. Fisher has been a Member of, Parliament since 190,
and held the appointments of Parliamentary Private Secretary to
the Minister of Food from 1951-54 and- to the Home Secretary
from 1954-57. He was a member of the British Parliamentary
Delegation to the West Indies in 1955. (See his letter to us on p. 7)
S. A. Corn To China
Durban iith July (CP):- South
Africa has contracted to sell corn to Red
China and the first cargoes, totalling
225,000 tons, will be loaded here next
week in two West German ships.
These shipments are believed to be
the forerunner of many more planned as
SChina has been reported negotiating for
by the committee several hundred thousand tons.
Market Depot Safe Stolem
After the attempt last week to break
into Shillingford's Garage by the Infir-
mary, thieves struck again on Monday
night. Again they were only partially
successful; breaking and entering the
Marketing Depot, they removed the safe
and carted it away to the river bank on
a two-wheeled truck found on the pre.
mises. The stout lock on the safe, how-
ever, robbed them of their prize.
When the Manager tried to open it with
the key it was found that the lock was
bent and the assistance, of the police was
requ ired .t fone it open, whereupon it
Was 'discovered that the contents were
New Fire Chief
Mr. P 'Berment has accepted the
offer of appointment as Dety Chief
Fire Officer and is expectedd' atAve by,
the Federal. Palm whii. sAt from
Trinidad on the 23rd Augst. Mr.
Berment will be accompanied by hi
wife and three children.
Legco To Meet
The next meeting of the Legislative
Council, will take place at the Court
House;R seau on Friday Aug. 24 star.
ting at 2.do p. m. In the morning, at
p'.oq a~rthe Standing Committee oa
Finaice will meet. Members of the pn-
blic are invited to attend at the Court
House for.both meetings,
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ROSEAU. SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 1962
BANANAS USED to be known as "Green Gold", now here in
Dominica they have become the life-blood of the island.
The recent meetng of the Banana Association was probably the
most important economic occasion for Dominica in the last ten
years since there is hardly a person in the island who will not be
affected either directly or indirectly.
Summer increases never came, instead a drop in price has
arrived; if Britain joins the Common Market (unless the Wind-
wards, forlorn hope, are granted Associated Overseas Status) the
prohibitive tariff against imports of foreign bananas will disappear;
we hear that the French islands produce better quality fruit at a
lower cost, we are using the wrong fertilizer (if any is used at all);
the fertilizer' cdrdit scheme (borrowing $200,000 from the Price
Assistance Fund) still awaits approval from the S.o.S.; the i 5s%
surtax on the Expoit Tax has not been removed;, feeder roads are
urgently needed since "heading" makes the growers price ui:econ-
nmic at 4.29: andtocrown it the newlowformed Technical, Cleer
ical & Commercial Workers Union are a'skiif for salary increases
.which will cost the Association all of $59,000.
The delegates, Board, and members of the Banana Associa-
iiop acted with a full sense of responsibility when they:called for
reduction of running costs of the Board and the Leaf Spot Con-
'ttl, urged the loaning'of $200,000 from the .A. Fund to Gov-
tenment for building feeder roads, criticised Geest's for mishand-
ling on the distribution side, and slated the Government for not
reducing the tax burden.
A change of attitude all round is needed. We must all look
much further ahead and plan for the day after tomorrow, not just
take quick profits today. On the human side we must educate
our children in the schools, our small farmers (who frequently
cannot read) by word of mouth and demonstration. Govern-
ient might finish with the old foolishness (practiced nowhere else
in the world) of taxing exports. More feeder roads should be
tbuilt.* Productivity, that is the number of tons of quality fruit
per acre, must be increased to match that of the French islands
i.e. about 200%. We must urgently determine the right fertilizer
for each of our varied soils, and make them available to all on
credit. We have less than three months before we may face the
crisis of the E.C.M. and to meet world competition we will have
to be efficient or die, otherwise the "Green Blood" will run slower
and slower through the veins of Dominica until only civil servants
will be employed to count the unemployed.
Dominica has rich assets ..... a banana industry, sunshine
and rain, good soil and political stability. Upon these assets we
should be able to raise the money for education, roads, fertilisers
and plant disease control measures. Only the U.K. Government
holds us back (we even have to obtain sanction for a Bank over-
draft !)... .. it seems to us that independence from the "dead
hand" of the U.K. Treasury, is essential if we are to reap the
riches that can spring from the soil of Dominica.
Nearly one-seventh of our 1955 population is now in the
United Kingdom. Dominica now contains some 59,ooo souls,
and there are about 1o,ooo in Britain. These 1o,ooo have mar-
ried over there in large numbers (it is customary in Britain to
marry if man and woman live together); many have married
Dominicans or other West Indians, some have married English
people, and all the children are being educated in U.K. schools,
speak with English accents, and pursue an indomitably British
way of life. During the course of the next few years some of
these people will return home: perhaps not many. Meanwhile
their absence has posed us a problem. We have lost young
skilled or semi-skilled personnel. Older people have to bridge
the gap until a teeming army of youth comes of age and is able
and willing to work. This situation puts Dominica on her met-
tle, and she is not doing too badly. After all, in some ways it is
better to be underpopulated than to have a huge quantity of list-
less, underfed unemployed. Even at that, we still have idlers in
Dominica. Take a look outside any rumshop during working
The'HERALD is interested in the fate of our absent citizens,
now recruits in the industrial ranks of the United Kingdom.
How do they exist? How are they faring? What are their
hopes and aspirations: How mach prejudice do they still en-
The presence this month on our shores of the Hon. Secret-
ary of the British-Caribbean Association, although she is on a
private visit, gives,us an opportunity to get a little sympathetic
After all, we are not so lacking in human affection as to
write off our absentee citizens as lost, because they live in an-
th_ -rtr lan-- nnr do _w e reme n b --e t -th ough
their remittances which are so welcome to left-behind relatives
and to the economy of the island.
Correspondents are asked to submit their full names
and addresses as a guarantee of good faith, but rot neces-
sarily Jor publication. Letters should be kept ps s/hrt as
possible. Controversial political letters will not be ptOlished
Dollars or Dirt one house built for 6, now houses 14, the
refuse has obviously doubled but the
Dear Sir,- Would the Town Clerks rates are the same as is years ago.
or other luminary of the R. T. C or We want better living conditions and
other persons inform the writer whether streets as clean as homes in Antigua.
or not considering all the capital towns Mr. Mayor, the salary of your office
of the ex-West Indian Federation, there is pittance and our town is one of he
is any other as dirty as Roseau Which dirtiest capital towns of the West Indies,
is the greatest obstacle to better sanitation, you have nothing to lose, go all out and
insufficient rates or poor management or give us a clekn, clean town.
the people of Roseau. If we want something better we must
We want broad, smooth, clean roads, pay for it.
well built houses, good sanitation, deep DICK WHITTINGTON
covered drains, a first class market and
a fine town hall. For this we need to
pay increased rates as this would pay for Can The Individual
2 more rubbish waggons and more clean- p a a B tter
ers and other facilities. On the other Help to Make a Better
hand increased taxation might mean World?
political suicide for the Mayor and is he o .
prepared to accept the political axe if it Sir,-In this month of August 1962
would mean better conditions for the there is much to make us doubtful of
people? Peace and the General Welfare of
The voters list was a revelation as The World.
cost of houses 20 years ago are still the Nations are suspicious of each other
same, the rates have hardly changed but and each one seems to be trying to ge
for a house costing $18oc the writer is hold of the wealth of trade etc. at the
paying a rent of $6o per month. Similarly (Continued on page 7)
DOMINICA HERALD -
SATURDAY, AUGUST xS, 1961,
DOMINICA 1~ERALD 1'AG~ FIVE
The Loblack -- T. U. Case
(Continued from our last issue)
Mr. Niles on behalf of Mr. Loblack argued that in any event the proper pro-
visions as detailed in Article 13 for the trial of officers and members were not
observed, that no Trial Committee was appointed as required by Article 13 (2) and
that no General Council had been appointed to which an aggrieved member might
appeal by virtue of the provisions of the same Article. It is true these provisions
were not observed but the charge against Mr. Loblack was considered at a Special
Conference which has all the authority of the Annual Conference and in my view
had authority to consider the particular charge against Mr. Loblack. But in de-
claring Mr. Loblack's membership forfeited it clearly went beyond any powers
granted to it under the 1958 Constitution and its action must be deemed ultra
In my view their action was ultra vires whatever view be held as to the
effective date from which Mr. Loblack was to start paying his weekly subscriptions
or whatever view is to be held in regard to the 9- paid in by Mr. Loblack.
The Special Conference of December c5h 1958, endorsed the action of their
General Secretary who on October 2Ist 1958 had written to Mr. Loblack declar-
ing that he had forfeited his membership by being 29 weeks in arrears as from
April r2th- Octobei' 25th. In adopting Marie's 'high-handed and arbitrary ac-
tion the Special Conference had overlooked or. failed to take into account several
factors including the changes in respect of arrears .of subscriptions as between the
1945 Rules and the 1959 Constitution, the decision of the Annual Conference of
1958 that the 1958 Constitution was to become effective from July 1958 and the
payment of 9- fAFweekly subscriptions by Mr. Loblack on October zoth, 1958.
Mr, Dupigny contended that while Mr. Loblack was charged under Article
3B IA, lie was punished' upder: 12 i (a).. But I can find nothing in that article
which is applicable to the;facts arid circumstances of the instant case.
The other issues in the case were for reasons to be stated below robbed of much
of their cogency by the development of events.
The plaintiffs asked for a declaration in respect of the construction of clause 2
of article 5 whether "in the absence of the passing of a resolution accepted by the
majority of delegates present at any Annual or Special Conference the holding of
the Annual. Conference in a month other than the month of March is lawful."
In this regard I would only say that the Courts are seldom disposed to
give, s~4n runpgs unless they form part and parcel of a live isiue between the
parties andaretrain fom doing so on this occasion. In respect of the:
other declarations asked for, I find that the Special Conference of-July 7thi 1959,
was convened and held in substantial conformity with the aiienided Consttution
of 1958 and the proceedings threat were regular. But inasmnuch- i there have
since the institution of these proceedings been Annual Conferences in' 1960 and
1961 the holdings of which the plaintiffs did not attempt to restrain by injunction
and there are no materials before the Court which would enable it to pronounce on
the regularity or otherwise of those proceedings or of the constitutJonality of the
election -of officers and trustees. I find that any declaration in respect of the items
asked for would bi of merely academic interest and I refrain from .making sueh
declaratious, and refuse to grant the injunction asked for in respect of interference
by defendants with the properties of the Union. I think in the interest of all
parties and for the benefit of the Dominica Trade Union irrespective of the diff-
erences that, now separate the plaintiffs and the defendants that accounts be taken.
I award Mr. Loblack his costs in respect of his expulsion from the Domin-
ica Trade Uniou but make no other order as to costs,
Signed:- J. W. B. CHENERY
Judgement In The British Caribbean Court Of Appeal
Mr. Justice Archer :
Counsel for the appellants submitted that the respondent, Loblack, had been
,lawfully expelled from the Union in December, 1958; that the finding that he had
paid his entrance fee was wrong; and that the respondents could not properly asl
that accounts-be taken because they were not members in good standing.
He conceded that the question of the legality of the conference held on the 7th
July, 1959, was now academic.
Counsel for the respondents at first contended for the grant of the declaration
and injunction originally sought in the statement of claim but refused by the Judge,
He subsequently abandoned the application for an injunction and conceded that thi
Judge's refusal to grant the declarations had been a proper exercise of his discretion
The Annnal conference, while the supreme authority in the Union, clearly
had no power to override the rules and could not lawfully have dispensed with thi
,procedure for the trial of disciplinary charges against the respondent, Loblack
It was not disputed that the rules of procedure had not been followed: there had
been no notification to Loblack of the charge against him and no trial commit,
tee was ever appointed. Even if he had not in fact paid his entrance fee, thi
Annual Conference was not the tribunal to adjudicate at first instance upon .
charge against him for wilful refusal to pay dues, and, in any event, the trial of
such a charge would have to be preceded by notification.
The judge found as a fact that Loblack had paid his entrance fec. Councd
for the appellants drew our attention to portions ofthe evidence for the appell-
ants which was directed to proof that Loblack had not paid, but there was
evidence upon which the Judge's finding can be justified and, accordingly, it
The appellants had no real objection to theorder for the taking of accounts
and had to concede that the Judge had made no finding with respect to the
respondents' standing in the Union and that the ground on which they based their
resistance to the order could not be supported.
In myjudgment, both the appeal and the cross-appeal fail.
Dated the I4th day June, 1962.
(Sgd) C.V.H. Archer
Justice of Appeal
Mr. Justice Wyllie :
I agree with the judgement of the learned President, and I would only like to
add that in view of the subsequent happenings in the Union, that is to say, in view
of the fact that annual meetings have taken place and are not being challenged in
any way, it is quite obvious none of the declarations asked for can now be of eal
assistance at all.
Mr. Justice Maman:
I also agree.
Justice of Appeal.
(Sgd) J.H. Martin
Tustice of Anneal.
Mr. Justice Archer :
The appeal and cross-appeal are, therefore,, dismissed with costs.
(Sgd) C.V.H. Archer
Justice of Appeal.
NOTICE TO BANANA GROWERS
Licencing Of Banana Dealers
The attention of all persons "dealing" in bananas, that is
to say, persons who receive bananas from groups of producers
Sfor the purpose of delivering such bananas collectively at the
-riiMuasiug Company's Receptiot Depots is directed to the
Banana (Amendment) Rules, 1962, No. 12 of 1962, which were
gazetted and became law on 5th July, 1962. .
SAll such persons (referred to below as "Dealers") are re-
,quired to obtain dealer's licences by 15th September, 1962 in
accordance with Sections 3 and 4 of ibe new Rules.
The pal object of these rules is \o ensure that persons
at the head of the various groups arnd co-operatives engaged in
the collective selling of bananas shall keep records of each
grower's sales in such form that they might be readily and re*
gularly transmitted to Winban through the Association's Office
for the purposes of the Hurricane Insurance Authority. (At
present proper records of these growers' sales are not kept and
in the event of loss through windstorm there is no means of com-
puting the compensation for which such growers might be eligible.)
In this connection the Rules provide that every dealer shall keep
a record showing.in respect of each delivery by each grower
from whom bananas'are received the follcwmg:
(i) the name of the grower
(ii) the locality and registration number of the holding on
which the bananas were produced
(iii) the weight of each stem
(iv) the total number of stems and their total weight.
Application for Dealer's License forms and copies of S. R.
& O. No. 12 of 1962 as well as further information regarding
the provisions and requirements of the Rules may be obtained
from the Association's Offices at Roseau and Portsmouth.
A. D. Boyd
Dominica Banana Growers Association
4th August, 1962.
Subscribers are kindly asked to submit their pay-
ments as soon as possible so as to avoid any since
SATURDAY i I ( L TI 1, 1962,
PAC~ S_ bOINC E1AfSTU AY AGSTISI
Report On A Visit To Guadeloupe & Martinique
te Connection With The Banana Industry Of
Visited Guadeloupe 24 to 27th June, 1962
Visited Martinique-30th June to 3rd July, 1962
At the suggestion of Mr. R. E. Osborne, Plant Breeder, Research Departmer. of
the Banana Board, Jamaica, who was on a routine visit of the Tetraploid banana
dts in the Windward Islands, both the writer and Mr. Osborne visited Gaude-
up.and Martinique to observe the research work being carried out there on
bananas and to see as much as possible of the banana industry of the two French
During the visit to Guadeloupe the research station of the Institut Francais
de Recherches Fruitieres Outre-Mer (I. F. A. C.) at Neufchateau in Sainte-Marie,
and several estates were visited in the company of Monsieur Guyot, Director of
I. F. A. C., some packing depots and the shipping port of Basseterre were also
In Martinique the head of the 1. F. A. C. organization, Monsieur Subra,
apcompanied.the visitors on tours to the wharf in Fort-de-France to observe the
shipping methods, some estates on which they were carrying out experimental work,
and to other estates to observe cultural and other operations. Some plantations
were visited to observe the effect of HD4I3 spray on bananas for the control of leaf
spot in the company of Monsieurs Daudin and Hayot.
Research Being Carried Out On Bananas by I. F. A, C.
At the I. F. A. C. research station in Guadeloupe situated at an elevation of 260
metres (351 ft.) above sea level banana fields were seen completely free from weeds,
with a population of approximately 1,300 mats to the acre. The plants were
robust with well developed pseudostems and the bunches hanging would average
35 lbs. or more. The fertilizer treatment'consisted of 2 kilos (4.4 .lbs.) per mat
per annum of a 5: 8: 30 N. P. K. mixture.
W, eeds. ar c trolled by weedicides and a mixture o. 2.5 kilos of Diuron and
to litres ofPCP at'i2% in 8o litres of Esso Or rd Spray Oil per hectar
valent to 2.2 lbs, of Diuron and 7 pints of P. C, P. at 12 in 7 gallons of Esso
Orchard Spray oil per acre, was applied.
I. F. A. C. is very concerned about the quality of the bananas produced in
French islands. Quality here refers to the dropping of the fingers during the
ripening of the fruit in the ripening rooms. A correlation between quality and
the Pedicel Index has been established, the greater the Pedicel Index the poorer the
quality, i.e. the quality deteriorates with increasing Pedicel Index.
The Pedicel Index is the length of the pedicel divided by the diameter at the
smallest section of the pedicel in centimetres.
At high elevations such as Neufchateau in Guadeloupe, the Pedicel Index is
small and the fruit is of good quality.
At lower elevations the Pedicel Index is greater and the fruit is of poorer
quality. There is apparently some correlation between environment, particularly
elevation, and quality and the problem is being studied to determine whether the
quality (Pedicel Index) can be altered by nitrogenous fertilizer application at diff-
ctent times of the years.
In Martinique good quality fruit is obtained at, elevations of Sooft. and above,
the quality deteriorates progressively at lower elevations.
Another method of approach to solving the quality problem is to introduce
another variety the quality of which would be good at the lower elevations. With
dthiiti view, trial plots of Gros Michel are being planted at the lower elevations in
Quality as described by I.F.A.C is a very important factor, as it determines
the p c e nt a g e of loose ripe fingers packed for sale in the processing
plants (which fetch the lowest price on the U.K. market.)
Trials on the control of nematodes by the use of nematicides, such as Nem-
agon have not produced significant results which can be recommended to the far-
mer, and generally speaking, in both Martinique and Guadelouqe no measures are
taken by the farmer for the control of nematode infestation.
For planting materials, especially when fields are being completely replanted,
I.F.A.C recommends utilising Bull Heads with 3 feet of the pseudostem attached
to the rhizome. This is planted in a vertical manner. They are of the opinion that
a plant developing from such planting develops quicker and produces a bunch with-
in a shorter period than the conventional planting material. The reasons for this are
being investigated and there are indication that the more rapid growth is attribut-
able to the action of a hormone which is present in the fruiting stalk.
Trials are also being 'conducted on the uptake of nutrients by. the plant at
different stages of development,
The I. F. A. C. statistical division has established that the middle finger of
the row of fingers nearest the fruiting stalk on the second hand nearest the large
end of the stalk pedunclee), is fully representative of the bunch, and all measure-
ments in connection with the fingers of the bunch are carried out on this finger.
Colour charts have also been devised for determinining the degree of maturity
of a cut open finger. It was demonstrated that appearance-degree ofangularity of
the bunch and fingers- -is not necessarily a true indication of the degree of maturity,
and that the only true test was to cut open a finger of the bunch.
Other work being carr ed out by I. F. A. C. is as follows:--
1) Regeneration of old banana fields
2) Population densities
3) Various methods of wrapping and packing the bunch for transportation
from field to ripening rooms.
4) Fungicides and herebicides
5) New varieties.
(7o be continued in our next issue)
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working in Africa have discovered that
blood protein from persons having a high
immunity to malariacan le used on
East Africans with low immunity to con-
trol a severe attack of the disease.
This was revealed by Sir Harold Hims-
worth, Secretary ofthe British Medical
Reseach Council, at the conference as-
sociated with the presentation of the
Council's annuatreport for 1960-61.
SBIS). c e
CLR. James Leaves
Leaving Trinidad recently by sea to
take up residence in the United Kingdom
(London) were Mr C.L.R. James,
noted social commentator, author and
political adviser, accompanied by his
wife Selma and son Sam. Mr, James,
who differed acutely with the Premier of
Trinidad on recent political trends, was
at one time Secretary of the West Indian
Federal Labour -P a r't y. \ His most
sought-after work (now out of print) is
a brilliant study of Henri Christophe,
the "Black Emperor" of Haiti.
SATURDAY, AUGUST Is, i962
SATRDA AICUT x, ~zDOMNIA ~ALI PCI~SINl-
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS ough all trouble; whose aings were
seen but who was still loved andNigel h,
By ALICE admired for his or her many sterling
qual iies C. M P.
UMICE is a spongy or cellular stone that was once volcanic lava. Most of the Have we not all forgotten the great
lessons of friendsotp as taught by
West Indies islands are volcanic by origin and therefore have a great amount Jess Christinf atave wT not 1 Ud Cr y f State for
of pumice on them. Since pumice is very light in weight and since the Trade of us forgotten our Christian religion the Colonies
Winds were probably blowing, as usual, from the East when the volcanic explo- and all its teachings o
sions that made Dominica occurred, the pumice was drifted by the Easterly winds Do we not think ourselves so very House of Commons,
so that most of it fell on the West side of the island. There is good and bad pu- clever and wonderful tat we forget London, S.W.t.
mice, depending what use you intend to make of it. there is a Supreme Being who is above ioth August, 1962.
At present there are some people on Dominica looking at our pumice with yet part of our world and who alone Dear Mrs. Allfrey,-Thank
an idea of making it into building blocks. They want a certain kind of pumice can lead us human creatures to better you very much for sending me a
but most important is the location of this pumice. Since the material will only things copy of the issue of the Dominica
be one of the ingredients in a building block, it must be made available at extremely What can we individuals do to HERALD which referred to the
low cost. Hence transport of pumice to an ocean vessel is critical. The ideal help this very sick world to get back new Government changes and
situation would be for these people to be able to mine the pumice (by simply scoop- to a saner outlook? thank you also for your kind r
ing it up with tractor loaders) and send it on a conveyor belt or gravity-shute, Let us all try to be HONEST and ference therein to my own app
directly into a waiting freighter anchored close to shore. To dump it into trucks STRAIGHT FORWARD with ment which I much apprecate
and haul it a few miles would immediately add a-few dollars cost per ton and rule each other. Instead of making use As you can imagine this is the
pumice out of the picture! of each other, let us try to help each one job I would have chose if'
Pumice is so light and so strong that a building block made of it weighs only other whenever the need arises. In- I had been given a choice, so I
about half what an average all-concrete block weighs and gets harder and stronger stead of trying to put across the good am very lucky, and I hope to be
the older it is. This is important to the building trades as the floor structures, beans, business deal, let us just get the real able to be of some assistance to
etc. don't need to be so heavy to carry the load. A truck can carry more pumice value out of it. the "Little Eight" whose affairs
blocks than concrete ones and, presumably, a mason can lay more pumice blocks When we are happy and have been will, of course, now become my
in a day than concrete blocks, etc. Remember the old but still-true phrase? Time fortunate in any way, let us share it direct responsibility.
is money 'with our friends and neighbours and It was so kind of you to think
We hope these pumice- people find what they want and that they can mine the try to make them feil some of the joy of sending me the issue of the
pumice at a profit while at the same time (I) not leave ugly scars on our landscapes that is ours. HERALD and I do wish you
(2) hiresome hard-working Dominicans (3) benefit the island with the presence of If only individuals can live more the very best of luck in its editor-
ONE NEW INDOSTRY. Here's wishing Messrs Crawfordand Francis lots of luck! peacefully and happily with each other h P
The other day we were reminded' of the tremendous-savings that could come to then surely the Nations ofthe world Wi With all good wishes.
Dominica if we controlled that rat problem Rats are an expensive luxury to likewise be more at peace with each Yours Sincerely,
laziness! It takes some work and'a little cash to control rats but the dividends other for are not all nations made up NIGEL FISHER.
are enormous. Each rat on Dominica eats tr destroys over $80 worth of value of individuals' ntailnto ma ,i ?*
each year. The figure was arrived at by a detailed study made by the University WEST INDIAN
of Ohio in the States and has since been corroborated by the U.S. Department of N
Agrinlnu.re.z 1i cy also goes' Hel me to t yui ally my vehicle
there are fifty rats you do NOT see! Rats eat holes in bags of animal feed and Hel meto guide my vehicle
human foods and not only spoil the bag but the contents as well. They carry germs SirI have adapted the well-known hts and careful speed
and disease-bearing fleas. When you think that a rat runs through the sewer and then Motorists Prayer into a which could No'limits 'r I ps wh
runs across your kitchen table ... this can bring home to you the health-hazards Motorists Prayer into a form which could Nolimis I exceed.
ro muse. be set to music as hereunder:--
rars ause. .Almighty God, give unto me Thus, harming nonm, myself un-
Its fairly simple to be rid.of rats and their costly ways. You must poison A to me Thus, harming none, myself un.
tim and/or trap them but this is not easy as a rat is quite intelligent and learns at te men shan n eye, go my w ayd,
qqikly what i killing hi fellow-rats! For exiimple: never set a rat trap with your Whenever I pass by. Onh Dominica's narrow roads:
bare hands-use gloves, as the rat will smell trouble otherwise and avoid your W er I ps b. On s what I pray.
carefully pl ed trap! Never give a rat "a place to hide". Rats dislike being Giver of life, guide Thou my hands, THAT, rd pray.
seen and lo to slink around rubbish, garbage heaps and falling-down buildings. That no small act of mine We have taken LLberty of making
Ifyou will clean up-., any old pile of boxes, boards, trash, etc. you do a lot to I I\ % W h t theiberuo ming
Ifyou will ean up any old pile of boxes, boards.tsh, etc. you do a lot to May threaten then, or take away -ome alterations to improve the scansion,
discourage rats. But poison is the only sure way to get rid of rats! Now there That ptecous gift of Thine. with the writer's permission-Ed.
nust be a thousand different kinds of rat poison ,n the market. Sure it will all That pcio .
kill at least ONE rat-but then its useless-or at least, most of it is useless. The
Protect, 0 Lord. all persons who A vert i r
most effective poison is the kind that kills a tat a 1 o w I y .. yes, makes him Protect, ord all pe s who Advertise in
sick, actually, and death follows several hours or even days after he has eaten the Tay t ravel round with m re,
poison. In this way, the other rats- do not suspect anything wrong! This may Of harm or inju. the ERALD
sound silly but argue with the scientist if you like . they say its very important i
as, first of all, the rat does not die on the spot where other rats can see what he
ate that killed him! Warfarin-type baits or poisons are very good on this point
since they really give the rat leucemia .they multiply the white corpuscles in the .
blood of the rat and he bleeds internally, and dies.
Of course to put this warfarin-type poison up in something a rat likes, is mummy
next on the list so the "carrier" for this ingredient must be free from mildew and
spoilage or a rat will pass it up for a tastier morsel. But the old-fashioned rat keeps our
killer poisons just do not work more than a few times and then you are wasting- B 'Ji
rime and money to put it out. Rat poisons are now being put up in air-tight, 'V home fre -
vaccuum-sealed packages to keep them fresh yes, to really poison a rat, you
must be very, very fussy! from germs
So go to it, citizens of Roseau, Portsmouth, Grand Bay, St. Joseph and
other Dominica cities with large rat populations. Kill the rats and you will be with
thousands of dollars richer every rat-free month in the year!
People's Post (Cont. from pg. 4) P i
expense of the weaker and smaller each other at face value because so SM ELL -
nations, often the friend has turned out to be
Just as such things are happening only playing the part of a friend when Concm ntrlted h DisinfeCtnt
among the Nations of The World so it suited and generally to gain some
we see if happening in quite small convenience or advantage. The Streno & WffJ ~ b "
Communities. People are suspicious Gone are the days of the honest to
eofmach other and are afraid to take goodness friend who would stand by _
SATURDAY AUGUST Is, 1962,
SATURDAY, AUGUST Is, 1962
N 0 T I E iParish of St. Andrew.
3. Al that piece or parcel of
All persons naviig claims a- land with buildings thereon situ-
gainst thoe -stale of t e late ate in the Village of Wesley in
James O'Brien anid tII; lie Bea- the Parish of St. Andrew,
trice Bernadette uI'rien a.r e 4, All that piece or parcel of
hereby,required to forward all land called Archibell containing
such claims to the Undersigned approximately 2 acres situate in
not later than Saturday uth Octo- the Village of Wesley in the Pa-
her, 1962, and all persons indebt- rish of St. Andrew.
ed to the said Estates are re-. All offers are to reach the un-
quested to settle their inditied- designed not later than Satur-
ness by paying same to the1 uh- day 18th Atiust, 1962,
designed not later than the CFT A H NY
said Saturday 6th October, 192. LITON A H D
CLIFTON A. H. DUPIGNY, Solicitor for the Administra-
Solic'tor for Administrators tor of both estates.
In the Estates or tae late
James O'bi'ren 4na the late
1, All that plaiiationl or esfale
called Feiiclie Hall situate iii ne
Parish of St. Andrew contaitiiig
159 acres. _
2. All the plantation or esiare
called Noah Hand situate i1 the
A Court for the revision of
the Voter's List of the Roseau
town Council for the period
idi2-19t5 wili be held at the
uourt House, Hoseau, at 11.00
o'clock in the forenoon on iVIoh-
day tile 2Uth lday of August,
or iItviaKes 'New, Ropes
" or i.tHI. H Vietory
Sisal libre from Kenya and Tangayika is being used to
make new rigngiug for Lord Nelson's famous flagship, H M S
Victory. The ropes are being made-at the British.Royal Navy's
Chatham Ropery; where the original rigging for, Victory was
made in 1759. In this picture sisal fibre is being fed through a
frame ac the Ropery to produce the separate stands from which
a rope is twisted.
Dated the 30th day of July,
(Sgd.) VAiNA ODUlIGNY
i evisitg officer
Notice Of Application
For Liquor Licences
To the Magistrate District "E"
& the Chief of Police
We L. DELSOL & Sons, now
residing at Goodwill, Parish of St.
George, do hereby give you notice that
it is our intention to apply at the Magis-
trate's Court to be held at Roseau, on
Tuesday, the 2nd day of October, 1962,
ensuing for a retail LIQUOR
LICENCE in respect of my premises at
Angle Great George & River Street.
Parish of St. George.
Dated the 9th dayof August, 1962
L. DELSOL & Sons.
To the Magistrate District "E"
& the Chief of Police
We L. DELSOL & Sons, now
residing at Goodwill, Parish of St.
George, do hereby give you notice that
ic is our intention to apply at the
Magistrate's Court to be held at Roseau,
on Tuesday, the 2nd day of October,
1902, ensuing for a retail TAVERN
LICENCE in respect of my premises at
Angle Great George & River Street.
Parish of St. George.
Dated the 9th day of August, 1962.
L. DELSOL & Sons.
To the Magistrate District "E"
& the Chief of Police
I, NELLIE ABRAHAM, now
residing at Anse de Mai Parish of St.
Andrew do hereby give you notice that
it is my intention to apply at the
Magistrate's Court to be held at Ports-
mouth on Tuesday, the 2nd day of
October 1962, ensuing for a retai
LIQUOR LICENCE in respect ofmy
premises at Anse de Mai Parish of St.
Dated the 7th day of August, 1962*
A public meeting will be held at the
Dawbiney Market at 8.15 p.m on Mon-
day August 27, at which Mrs. FeLcity
Bolton, Joint-Honorary Secretary of B.
C. A. will address the populace on the
work of the Association and Migrants
This-meeting is sponsored by the Labour
Party of Dominica.
P, H. WILLIAMS & CO.
S (Corner Gt. Geo. & St Marlboro' Streets)
SFrom Friday August 31st to Saturday Sept. 8th
Slashing Reductions On Price Of All
Items From The Biggest To The Small-
est Put On Display
Whole stock range, complete lines and sets,
single articles, and in fact everything must
be cleared to make room for fresh stocks
A Practical Autumn Clearance To
Make Room For Christmas Goods
This Is Your Opportunity For
I Shopping Bargains
P. H. WILLIAMS & CO.
SATURDAY~~----- AUUS tA i-.- DOIUAHRLD1AE N
US AID Mission London the Conference at Marlborough
U.S. AID Mission H"u" itse,
(Cont. from page 2) The Party advocates that there is no
need for a Senate, and that the maxi-
Smum amount of Ministers in each unit
Highway Equipment Operators should be two as these items will involve
Training School expenditure which the unit Territories
U. S. Assistant: cannot afford.
Equipment and Materials $14,542 The Party is opposed to the proposal
WI for an Interim Federal Government.
One U. S. Technician Both resolution were unanimously
The purpose of this project is to passed by the large crowd gathered.
epare operators and mechanics for The y were presented by the Politicl
ore efficient handling and mainten- Leader, The Hon. R. Milton Cato
ce of heavy equipment used in road Leader of the Opposition and seconded
instruction. by the Hon'able L.C. Latham who
Three trainees from Grenada, three later moved a vote of thanks.
inees from St. Lucia, two trainees Other speakers addressing the gather-
om St. Vincent and five trainees from ing were Hon'able H.F. Young Deputy
ominica were selected by their govern- Political Leader, and Mr. R.E. Baynes.
ents to participate in this training Mr. H.K. Tannis, Barrister- at- Law
course. The course placed emphasis and Member of the Kingstown Board
on-the-iob training pl u s some Chaired the meeting.
classroom work, and lasted six months
for operators and twelve months for
mechanics. Facilities i n c u d e d a
machine shop, classroom, dormitories
and a power plant.
U. S. Assistance: $255,000 WI
The sum of $255,ooo WI has been
allotted to provide training in various
fields were training is unobtainable in
the territory. The number of trainees
as of Tune 3o. 1962 are as follows:
- .Community_ Dev.
No Confidence In
-Support For St. Vincent L, P,
The largest Demonstration ever to
be staged in St. Vincent was witness-
ed yesterday when The St. Vincent
Labour Party led by The Hon. R.
Milton Cato rallied over 20,000 persons
to parade the Streets of Kingstown to
register their protest against maladminis-
tration by the People's Political Party
There were hundreds of placards on
display, some calling for an Enquiry
into theAuditors report for 1959-196o,
others demanding such things as Employ.
ment, Industrial development, and better
The demonstration was very colourful
and the mammoth crowd conducted
themselves in the most orderly manner.
Two resolutions were read: one ex-
pressing total lack of faith in the P.P.P.
Government of Ebenezer Joshua and ask-
ed the Secretary of State for speedy action
in bringing about an Enquiry because of
the numerous irregularities in expenditure
of Government funds, and the other sup-
porting the proposed Federation of the
"Little Eight" but criticising the basis
ot out in the White Paper published at
Hospital Appeal Raises
$200 On Dominoes
The Dominica Hospitals Appeal
Fund which has recently been formed
under a Committee anxious to improve
conditions and amenities in the Dom-
inica Hospitals and The Clinics, launch.
ed it's activities on Saturday last, Aug-
ust IIth with a Dominoes and Draughts
rnmnPvitinn held in St CeriArl' aJ11
before a crowd of over 300.
Mr. John Lawrencewon the Draughts
Competition arid was awarded the Ist
Prize of $20 after a marathon match a-
gainst Mr. C. Benjamin who, as runner-
up, received $1o.
In the Dominoes Competition, forty
teams battled for nearly four hours tntil
Mr. R. Prosper's Team were declared the
Winners and received $20 while the
Roseau Police Team who were 2nd were
It is to be noted that the teams tak.
ing part in the Semi-Finals i.e.- Teams
Captained by Mr. M. Hillary, Mr. R.
Prosper, Sgt. Philip of the Roseau Police,
and Mr. J.Registe will be eligible to
participate in the All Island Dominoes
and Draughts Championship which is
to take place in October. The Finalists
of the Draughts Competition are also
In the Sweepstake held on 'the Dom-
'inoes Competition Miss Rose Gooden
was the lucky holder of the ticket for the
winning teams and received $5o while
Mrs. S. Burton was znd and received
A well-stocked bar and a running
buffet ensured that the enthusiastic crowd
was well supplied with food and driuk
and it is gratifying to note that over $20oo
was raised by the Dominica Hospitals
Appeal Fund in this their first venture.
Princess Back Home From Jamaica
London IIth Aug., CP:- Princess
Margaret and her husband the Earl of
Snowdon returned here by air tonight
after representing her sister the Queen
at the weeklong celebrations marking
the Independence of Jamaica.
The W. I. Interim Commissioner
in Port-of-Spain announces that auction
sales of the furniture and effects of the
former Governor General's House will
be held on i5th, 16th and 25th Au-
gust and a further sale in mid-Septem-
brary, the Federal Legislature Library
and the Fisheries Library, will shortly be
transferred from Port-of-Spain to Bar-
Canon Lane Marries
The marriage took place in Antigua
this week ofthe Rev. Canon 'Lane,
Anglican Rector of St. George's Dom-
inica, to an English school teacher who
voyaged to the West Indies for the
ceremony. The announcement was
made to parishioners during morning
service on Sunday. The HERALD
wishes Canon and Mrs. Lane every
G.W.A. Branch Meeting
President Leaves island
A branch' quarterly branch meeting of
the Caribbean Women's Assocation
was held at the Catholic Social Cenie
on. Tuesday August 13, with ,Mrs.
Mona Rigsby James, President, in the.
chair. Representatives of the Mother's
Union and the Women's Guild atten-
ded, in addition to the Social League o
Mrs. James gave members a brief
report, supplemented by conference
documents,'of the successful biennial
regional Conference of C.W.A. which
took place in Port of Spain last April,
at which Mrs. Daysh relinquished the
Presidency in favour of Mrs. Winnie
Ward, wife of the one-time Federal
Speaker. Copies of the main speeches
and working-party reports of the
conference were circulated,
Under correspondence; a letter from
Mr. Fred Morgan of the West Indies
Youth Trust Fund was read, which
stated that an appeal to the West Indies
population to support his essential effort
would be launched in September. The
Chairman remarked that since British,
Canadian and other sympathetic nations
would be contributing to this fund for
the care of our children, it was only
right that Dominicans should play
In view of the impending departure
not only of Mrs. -James, President, for
St. Kitts. but also of the Hon. Secretary
nf*l, Tl arE ts.- E T:...-.F r.
Antigua), it was decided to Co-opt. a
chairman and Hon. Secretary to attend
to the business of the Branch, until the
A.C.M. in October, Accordingly,
Mrs. E. Burton was appointed interim
Chairman and Mrs. A. Derrick, interim
Secretary. Treasurer .of the Branch is
Mrs. H. Trotter. Mrs. Acme Trocard
gave an account of the activities of the
Women's Guild, which now hasover
zoo members and meets every second
Monday. Appreciative tributes were
made to the retiring President and also
to Mrs. Francis.
SUPPORT THE HERALD
Regional Council Of
As a result of the Common Service;
Conference held in Port-of-Spain last
month, certain responsibilities have
been transferred from Federal House to
the Secretariat o the Regional Council
of Ministers in Barbados.
These include co-ordinating work in
connection with the Oils and Fats
Agreement, Hurricane Emergency Re-
lief in respect of territories comprising
the Eight, the Statistics Office formerly
maintained by the Federal Government
and co-ordinating work in connection
with the International Telecommunica-
Files and equipment in connection
with these services together with various
gifts made to the Federal Legislature,
namely the Economic Development
and Welfare Reference Library, the
Eco nmi~ ~novlor~m~ men t~k~ a riece
'st .u ear Iet 'e e6
You can't lose I WHhl is pakeo with powar to Ms ee
headaches, fever, muscular ashes and pali, neuralia
and painful cold mlierles FAST I
Jit one Whsl does the work a eari y wable
I .-_ _
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SATURDAY AUGUST t, 1962,
ATURDAY, AUGUST I8, 196:
DOMINICA BANANA GROWERS ASSOC
The following telegram, enl front London, was received from
the President of Winban on the niiGt of Wednesday, 15tn August:-
DESPITE DHOP IN OFFiCIAL GREEN BOAT PRICE GEEST
S MAINTAINING OWN GREEN BOAT PRICE AT SIXTYSEVEN
POUNDS FiVE SHILLINGS ON MARKET STOP ACCORDINGLY
ARE PLEASED TO ADVISE YOUR BOARD PAY GROWERS IM-
MEDIATELY ON THIS BAIS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE STOP
Until further notice, therefore, banana prices will continue
at the following rates with effect from 13th August:-
.At Reception Stations 5.20 per tb
At Northern District Buying Points. 4,484 per tb
At Southern District Buying Points 4.60 per lb
SGrowers who sold bananas 'at this .week's reception (14th-
15th August) and who have already been paid at the prices based
on a Green Boat Price of 60. 5, 0, will receive the difference due
to them when they next receive payment for bananas sold.
A. D,- BOYD
16th August, 1962.
2, FERTILIZER PRICES
Banana Growers are notified tlha new stocks of fertilizers are available at the
.Associatipn's storerooms at Rosean, Goodwill and Portsmouth
Owing to an increase of tie freight rate by $6.32 per toh the selling prices
)havehad to be increased as follow4s:-
5--o- Ic $5-43 per bag
Ido1--10 ;6.i7. per bag
-__).-f-r8 $7.22 per bag.
16th August, 1962.
Scientists LAud Soviet
Moscow, Aug. s1, GP:-At about
ten o'clock (Moscow Time) the two
Soviet Cosmonauts landed back on
earth today, after their record-breaking
performances. Both men landed
normally in their spaceships and exactly
in the .predetermined area. Nikolayev
was in orbit just ninety-five minutes
short of four days, having girdled the
earth sixty-four* times and travelled
r,6oo,ooo miles. Popovich was up
for three days shot of one hour, I
The Soviet News Agency'said that
the two spacemen will be under medi-
cal observation for the next few days,
so that.doctors can study the effects of
prolonged space-flight on the human
organism; the flight proved that man
can withstand the rigours of space-
travel with accompanying weightlessness
for prolonged periods.
Live television pictures were broadcast
throughout the world, enabling people
in Europe, Russia and Aierica to
look in on the cosmonauts at work in
their space-craft, eating, working and
talking to each other and to the obser-
vers on earth. The pin-point accuracy
with which Popovich was put into
orbit so cose to Nikolayev was a
feature that astonished scientists thlough-
out the world. Professor Lovell,
Director of the British Jodrell Bank radio
telescope said that the feat, proved that
the Russians could easily put a man 6n
to the moon at any time, or at'leas g6
to the moon and back. -
SPersons In The News
HISj Lordship Bishop Boghaert left
yesterday for Antigua enroute to Rome *
LIO\NEL Smith, presently in Domi-
*nica, has been confirmed in the post of
Assistant Agronomist in the Regional
Research Council of the U.W.I. *
WE regret to announce the DEATH of
Mr. H.B. Piddock, Headmaster of the
D.G.S. in the nineteen-twenties *
D.G.S teacher, Benoit Laville lef on
scholarship for Washington for agricul-
tural and dairy studies at a U.S. land
grant university JOHN Curtis, U.K.
Central Office of Information photo-
grapher arrived Thursday to supplement
previous picture coverage, whilst on his
way between independence celebrations
..ofJamaica and Trinidad SUPERIN-
TENDENT of Agriculture, Henry
Francis, left yesterday afternoon to take
up his post in Antigua of Director of
Agriculture: his wife was given a good
send-off party by the Anglican Mother's
Union POLICE Chief Cousins
lectured the newlyformed Knights of the
R6ad motorcyclists club at Fort Young
Tuesday -on Road Safety HIS
Honour Mr. S.H. Graham stopped off
in Roseau for a few hours Thursday on
his way to take .up his new post as
Administrator, St. Vincent *
WHITE PINE BOARDS
1", 1 ,. 1 .", x 6" x 6-16 feet
AT .3J. PER FT,
NO DISCOUNT ALLOWED
J. ASTAPHAN & CO, LTD,
We wish to inform our friends and
customers that we are in a position
once again to cut Glass to specification.
J. ASTAPHAN & GO, LTD.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR AUGUST
PITCH PINE BOARDS
1" x 6" x 8-20 ff. T & G
AT 300 per ft.
J. ASTAPHAN & CO. LTD.
GOLD JEWELRY, WIDEST RANGE
J. ASTAPHAN &CO. LTD
DRY GOODS DEPT.
WP would like to inform our
Friends and customers that
Our self-service department
Will remain open during
Lunch hours on saturday
J. ASTAPHAN & CO. LTD.
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For B.'. keeping Work
A ;:--- P. O.'Box 46,
CARS FOR SALE
(1) Vang:[?rd six De Luxe 8,000
(2) Vaniuard four viemale 14,000
(3) Ford V-8 station wagon 40,000
All owner driven
Apply:- E. NASSIEF &Co. Tel. 18
SALVAGE OF ., D. C. ALTERNATOR
An important piece of electrical
equipment designed for service in
Dominica under a Colonial Develop-
ment Scheme was accidentally dumped
in the sea from a crane while it was
being landed in the bay. The damage
by sea water was so great that there
was no possible way of remedying the
damage on the spot so the unit, a / 330
KVA alternator, was shipped back tb
the firm of Arco Rewinds at Sheldon
Birmingham, where it has .been com-
BANANA SHIPMENTS -
Aug. 8-9 52,i89 1,341,795
Aug. 14-15 52,813 1,325,631
th. per stem
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY J. MARGARTSON CHARLES,
AT THE HERAT DS PRINTER, 31, NEW STREET, ROSEAU, DOMINICA,
SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 1962,
It is now on its way back to Domin-
ica by sea after its complete rebuilding
in Britain. The company reports that
contamination of the windings by sea
water was very severe.
The rebuilt alterator has been tro-
picalised with a special seal, one of the
few times that the seal has been'used on
such a large appliance, because it is nor-
mally applied to pumps and small motors
up to about 5s horsepower. (BIS)
NETBALL : Dominica won a
game at last 20-16 against St.
Lucia FOOTBALL: Spurs beat
Ipswich Town 5-1 to s'art the sea-
son ROUNDERS: Goodwill de-
feated Salisbury by 44 uns-Cap-
lains, VictJrieo (G): and Daillry (S);
Best Bowlers. Durand (G) and Dal-
ley (S) Best'Keepers, Guiste ( ) nd
Brunoc (S), top scorers. 1. Louis (40,
and E.Lou s(41,S)*BOXING: Ghan-
aians Floyd Roqerson and Yove Ali-
otey contestedthe B. feather-weight
titled Accra; Robertson retained his
title.* ATHLETICS: Britain's men
lost to Pofaad 108-104, the girls
won by 54 to 52 CRICKET:
Pakistan look like losing all five
Tests with England already having
scored ever 200 for loss of two wic-
kets ROY Gilchrist, Leslie King
Charlie Slayers and Checter Watson
go to In dia this winter to teach the
indians to play -'fast bowling.*
CARl BBEAN Games it Jamaica
are beset with political troubles as
Cubans defect to the U.S, and
Puerto Ricans have a baseball iftee.
for-all with the Cuban 'Teami *
YAcTNG -erioCf _r -:ngt__
Uffa FOR capsized their sinalyacht
during a race and then hhhdi, crane
capsize on top of them, no injuries*
JAPANESF you'h Kenichi Horie
sailed.nineeen ft sailboat single-
handed acro-s Pacilic in 9B days*
Bradshaw Back In St, Kitts ~iigco
A minuscule local election held in
the island of St. Kitts on August i in
which 1,5oo person voted out of a total
electorate of 2,953, returned to his seat
in the Legislative Council of his home
Territory the one-time Federal Minister
of Finance of the West Indies, Hon.
Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw. Mr.
Bradhaw's opponent, Mr. Cardinal
Christmas polled only 344 votes. In pre-
Federal days Mr. Bradshaw was the
Chief Minister of St. Kitts a portfolio
which has been held up to now by Hon.
Paul Southwell, who was born ;n
S. A Negroes Can ,Now Buy Liquor
Johannesburg Aug. z5 (CP):-
Millions of Negroes and Avlans today
became legally entitled to buy white man's
liquor for the first time in Sodth Africa.
Negroes stood excitedly in groups out-
side tbe Johannesburg bottle shops but
were slow to buy. In the past Negroes
were restricted to .kaffir beer and illegal
brews in Speakeasies.