Dominica herald
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Title: Dominica herald
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 42 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Publisher: Dominica Herald
Place of Publication: Roseau, Dominica
Roseau, Dominica
Publication Date: 09-08-1962
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Dominica -- Newspapers   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: Dominica
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1955? Cf. caption.
General Note: Editor, <1963-1964>: Phyllis Shand Allfrey.
General Note: "For the General Welfare of the People of Dominica, the further advancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole."
General Note: Description based on: Jan. 12, 1963; title from caption.
General Note: Last issue consulted: December 31, 1964.
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162 EAST 78. STR.JT.
NEW YORK 21, N, iY

We stand behnm
the U.N. Charter
which 'upholds:

(For the General Welfare of the People of Dominica, the further advancement o the West Indies and the Caribbean Aeoa as whole)


Technical & Clerical Grades Claim rPd. Raise
From D.G.B.A.
LAST WEEK WE INFORMED our readers that we had received a
long letter from, the Technical, Clerical & Commercial
Workers Unior which for reasons of space we were unable'to
print. Since then the letter has been printed in full by the
Chronicle and; with further facts to hand, we prefer to give our
readers a comprehensive scory.
It appears, from reports and cores Accor tooth TEC AUN (Union)
pondence received, that TECWUN Accorng to the TEC WUN (Union)
Nesls shet, the claim is for an increase
made a claim pn the Dominica Banana of wages oe 3.t uooon the.s 196 figure
Growers Association on6 behalfof certain or app $44,ooo. Th nin i -
employees last year, but it was found or ap round 34 workers are di-
SUnsoii was not mates tharround [34 Workers are eligible
subsequently that the Union ws not for membership of the Union (tis talies'
registered with the Registrar. However, with our wages figure) and' fihese they
that m take (a ckrcalb dr in tF ",is claim to ha-e enrolled 86 into the Union
trar's offii be1, ai, ,

Board discussed consiua .. .heclaim; c krlcal or techncallworkers.
Since then, the position of the indus- Going back to the Accounts we see
try having deteriorated, the Board have that the excess income over expenditure
not negotiated direct, nor have they put in 1960 was $53,135 and in 1961
up any counter proposals. However,as a -S3,328 in both .cases a low returning
Statutory Body subject to the Governor terms of commercial operation on liabili-
inm.CGpoc, the AssociatJou have niman- ties of a million dollars i.e. a 'declared
while made enquiries as to the legal posi- profit (not distributed) of 5 and 8%
ion vls-a-v'is their employees, as to whe- respectively. The total carried to re-
thie they should be classified as civil serve thus in less than twelve years of
servants. Meetings have been held ,with operation is $249,000.
both the Ministers of Labour and Trade C.S.A Suppors Union
and Production and it has been generally We understand that the Board of
agreed that the Union concerned have, a D.B.G.A. is meeting on Monday and
right to make a claim on theBanana presume that inter alia, the Union's claim
Association or go to arbitration. will be discussed: it is unlikely that any
Association Want Retrenchment j statement will be issued since the Board
The Association meanwhile have, in have agreed to the matter going to the
General Meeting gone on record as being conciliator and would not therefore wish
in favour of retrenchment and a reduction to prejudge the issue by making a pub-
in administrative expenditure. At about lic statement. The executive of the
the same time they have written formally Dominica Civil Service Association
to the Labour Officer agreeing he act as however is not bound by such discretion
conciliator (Aug. i6th). We understand and has circulated to the press and to
that a later meeting was held by Union the members of the Association the
officials with the Adminstrator and that following release:-
a further communication is expected by "The Technical, Clerical, Commer-
hin from the Union before the Labour cial and Workers' Union has apprised
Officer can act, (Note: should it be deci- the Dominica Civil Service Association
ded that the Labour Officer is acting as a a brother trade union of the difficulties it
commissioner in the Civil Service sense, is experiencing from the Banana Growers'
his recommendations would be binding Associarion in obtaining the right to re-
on both parties.) present the collective interest to its mem-
From the 1961 Statement ofAccounts bers.
of the D. B. G. A. we estimate that the We hereby assert that the right to coll-
wages and salaries bill for that year was ective bargaining is an inalienable right of
a total of $159,425 of which (say) $25, trade unions'and contend that the refus-
ooo would cover salaries of administra- al of this right is a contravention of the
rive officers. Thus the Wage Bill for Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
technical, clerical and manual workers the I.L.O. convention and contrary to
would amount to approx. $134,000. the democratic process and social justiq'."
would amount to a 's, '*

General Body Meets In Court House
Following o'n the reproof meeted out to them by H.H. The Administrator
and the public castigation *y Ministers of Government, the Executive body of the
Civil Service Association hastened to call a meeting of their members to ask them
to rally to their support.

The reason for their trouble was the
mode of presentation of their memoran-
dum on tle 'Little Eight" White raper.
Asked by the Government to submit
their comments on the White PIper,
they hdd made :many recoimmind.irion;
ofa political' nature and had then
published their comments to press atd
radio and had' also requested that their
merrorandum be forwarded to the
C f'" ,.the. Cr, '-

tor t .
assented to !orwal .eir paper to the
S.o.S. but woLid attach a copy of
his letter of reproof.
On Monday the Dominica C.S.A.
held a packed meeting a: tlfhc Cou r'
House and the President ofthe Associa-
tion told the assembly in dcail of the
train ofevents \ h ch led to the pub hcuon
of, their memorandum on the hirte
Paper. He went to some pains, to
point out how the publication of their
memorandum had stimulated public'
interest and that was in accord with
the wishes of Government. He exhor-
ted the members of the C.S.A. "to
remain calm and dignified, as they have
hitherto remained, in their manner as
servants of the public".
The following resolutions were passed
unanimously:-- "That the Gen'ral
Body here assembled wishes to affirm
its full agreement with the action pursued
by the Executive Body in the matter of
the memorandum on the White Paper
and has full confidence in the Executive
to run the affairs of the Association;
That the Executive be given a man-
date to be vigilant and and to be on the
lookout for any action which would
savour of victirfistion ,r any improper
threats against the security of office of
Civil Servants and to. make the stron-
gest representations in every possible
quarter; That we the general body of
the Association accept in principle the
proposal by the Executive to ask for an
inquiry, when considered necessary,into
the working of the Public Service in
Dominica with, special reference to rela .
tions -with the Staff Association."

Teacher Georges Leaves Colihaut
(From Our Correspondent)
On Monday y'September 3 a function
in honour, ofHead. :,Teaoher Geoorges
was' hd.eld ~at' Colilaut G' vernments
:Schol. 'Mr. Georges is now 'transferred
to St. Joseph Govt. School after four
years in Colihaut. The gathermn was
called by the Colihaut 'Co-operative
SCredit lion Ltd. ,and chaired by Mr.
"i L -i~h.g.ner,'.,:,:,

n1 would d i ...nu to'
Credit Union fi quent viiiti
assistance to the-village council was ao
appreciated. Interesting talks were given
by Mr. Ri \le Willi.tm, Mr. Harrion
Ed. ards and Corporal. Knight, iter
each of which a toast ws' served and the
Cobhaur Rising Star Band gjve a
musical interval. Thegucst of honour
was presented with a founiiin pen, n.d
replied that he was happy to say that
his transfer from !Colihaut would not
change his interestin or affection towards
the village. He would never forget Coli-
haut. Auld Lang Syne was then per.
formed, followed by the song ''Good-
bye, Jimmy!"
X----~7- -~T

Nkrumah Stays Away .resident
Kwame Nkumah of Ghena will nt
attend the Prime Minsters Conference
opening in London on Monday. (CP)

The othe resolution read as follows:.
"Whereas because of the' publication
glthe Civil'Service Association's mem-
oraidum' on the White Paper, there
seems to be a deterioration of relationship
between the Adminiitra ion and the Ci.
vil Service Association, and whereas this
relationship in. necessary for: the proper
running of the services of the territory,
Be it resolved rhat,the Administr.tion
be approached ,by the Executive ofthe
Association and seek reassurance from
His Honour the Administrator in writ-
ing of his protection and guidance and
goodwill to the Civil Srnice,'.



Social Services Are Firmly Rooted W.I. Archbishop Sounds
In Independent Trinidad A Warning
Anglican Synod Meets In B. G.
GEORGETOWN, Aug. 27, CP: The
Hebe Spaull Most Reverend Alan John Knight,
Primate of the Anglican Church in the
Few countries that have attained independence can claim to have done so with West Indies said last night that the
a system of old age pensions already in operation. Trinidad and Tobago have had West Indies is in danger of losing its
old age pensions since 1939. They are non-contributory and vary from five dol- soul unless the Church can cope with
lars to a maximum of ten dollars (about 2) a month, the amount depending on an new demands created by the country's
income test. development, both politically and econo-
I had the opportunity of discussing this scheme with one of the Government's mically. "The.people of the West
public assistance officers, who told me that the Government is carrying out a sur- Indies are passing under the Judgment
vey into the possibilities of extending social services. Government assistance does of God and this Judgment begins with
not yet extend to unemployment relief though the Government does operate employ- God's work in the household and
ment exchanges, and intends to examine the position. I asked the officer if pres- the Church," he said. Archbishop
ent assistance extends to any other groups of needy people and he said that in cer- Knight delivered the opening address
tam cases assistance was given to the sick and needy, and for necessitous children, of the Anglican Provincial Synod here.
In Port of Spain I met another Government officer, a woman adviser to the He said "As peoples of several territories
Government on nutrition. She plans balanced diets for hospitals, children and ex that lie within this province grow in
pectant mothers and advises voluntary organizations. political stature and one by one come
Trinidad has modern hospitals in Port of Spain and San Fernando where nurses to full and independent nationhood it
can receive full training up to Britain's State Registered Nurse standard. There is the Church's peculiar duty to keep
are excellent tuberculosis sanatoria and hospitals for the mentally ill, and in the alive in them that communion with
townships and larger villages there are health centres and dispensaries. God for which they were created;" he
Public Health Programme said it was possible for a nation as well
,r, ram ,11as an individual to gain the whole
The government public health programme embraces health education, nutrition, asd an stividl lose its soul. e
maternity and infant welfare and sanitation (carried out by local authorities). "Simultaneously with o s there
" -Social.services m Trinidad and Tobago owe much to the work of the Volun- h S als t come economic development,
tary organizations. For a relatively small community this work is remarkable and in ay places on an unprecedented scale
largely inspired by prominent woman citizens who formed the Coterie of Socuil nd a a breath-taking pace, not only
Workers, a multi-racial body which links women social workers. new opportunities but making
Another b prioect, mai v s support by voluntary workers, is a schoc' r the denial ortunities u local church
'Deaf, run bv deiable ands local church

Isspeci, equipped pra. es w.a.I ,rs. II igo. nd more
!eaf boys a, d girls receive a good education at t. ,;hool under specially
trained teachers. The school is residential and set in lovely surroundings.
SWhen the children leave they are, as far as possible, placed in jobs suited to their
handicapped condition.
SOrphanages, a school for the blind (where three Dominican children are be-
ing educated) and a home for old people are among other social services run by
voluntary bodies, some religious, in Trinidad, where the citizens are recognizing
their responsibilities to their less fortunate compatriots. (BIS)


Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings thereon and
Caveats for the week ending the 1st day of Sept.., 1962.

P Nature of request whether for
Date of Request Person Presenting Certificate of Title or Noting
thereon or Caveat.
Request dated Murray Rabess as Request for the issue of a New Cer-
Personal Representative tificate of Title with Plan attached
27th Aug., 1962 of James O'Brieu, in respect of that Estate situate
Deceased in the P a r i s h of St. Andrew
Presented by his Solicitor in the Colony of Dominica called
28th Aug., 1962 Felicite Hall containing 159
at 11.50 a m. Clifton A. H. Dupigny acres and bounded as follows:--
On the North by Woodford Hill
Estate, On the North-West
by land of' Johnson Augustin, On the South-East by Eden Estate and Lon
donderry Estate, On .the South by Londonderry Estate, On the South-West by
Burton Estate (owed by Lionel Leslie) On the West by St. Andrew or Lasoye
River separating it from land of James Marrie.

Registrar's Office
Roseau, 28th Aug. 1962

Registrar of Titles

NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificatu of
Title on the above application may enter a Caveat ir the above office within four
weeks from the date of the first appearance of the above Schedule in the
Official Gazette, and the DOMINICA HRALD newspaper published in this island

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Ti ..- a. I cst u i .nu-c
make us needs knc% n ,so that other
countries can help by sending priests,
lack of whom was so sorely felt,

Typhoon Strikes
Hong-Kong ,
HONG K.ONG, Sept, 2, CP:-
The b o di e s of five RAF men,
were r e c o v e r ed in Hong Kong to-
day bringing to fifty-nine the death toll
from Typhoon Wanda's vicious passage
through this tiny British Colony.
More than 27,000 are left homeless and
it is feared that many more dead will be
found in the shacks flooded by a ten
foot tidal wave.

Venus-Bound Mariner Sends
Data As Signal Starts Instruments
Washington, August 30 Scien-
tists sent a radio signal nearly 450,000
miles to America's Venus-bound
Mariner Two spacecraft Wednesday.
The robot craft instantly responded by
returning information on the Inter-
planetary regions.
The signal from a tracking station in
Johannesburg, South Africa, switched
on four scientific instruments. They
immediately started recording the density
of cosmic dust, charged particles, the
interplay of magnetic fields, and low-
energy radiations streaming by from the
The 85-foot radio antenna at
Johannesburg is one of three spaced
around earth to follow the ISo-million-
mile flight of-Mariner Two to Venus.
The National Aeronautics and Space
Administration said "the command was
executed and the four scientific experi-
ments responded immediately by sending
back data." The beam went up
precisely at 12.13 p.m. when Mariner
Two was 447,897 miles from earth
travelling at 7,117 miles an hour, the
Agency said.
NASA added that it is too early to
evaluate the data. "It is only possible
to say that the four instruments are in
working conditions," officials said.
When Mariner Two gets close to
'renus d -ing the second week of
sci( ;1 activate two
i from them
Fi rfan t'srain _
heart' orms. The two insttu-
ments will look for water and oxygen
in Venus' mysterious cloud layer and
record the Venusian temperature. (USIS)
Common Market Or
LONDON Aug 26 (CP) Loridon's ve-
nerable Albert Hall'rang with the cheers
of about 2500 persons today as speakers
described Britain's proposed entry into
the Common Market as a sellout ofBri-
tain to Europe. This was the biggest
rally so far of the Anti Common Market
League which believes that Britain should
drop the idea of of the Common Market
in favour of closer ties with the Common-.

" ... IIm

gYeou bl 'gra M'

You can't lose i Wbliu Is packed with power to rjller
bp'daches. feve.r, muscular aeho and pains, neuralgia
and oalnful cold mleries FAST I
Ilut wit WhizL doea he week oa 2 ordinary tLiiet
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That Colonial Mentality 11A
By ca IiJ
A Special Correspondent
"No MAN has the right to govern another without his consent, and unless
people understand this real moral value they can be duped." This simple state-
ment, made by Huber umprey of Minnesota during 'his Democratic Primary ClJi ai ilSed Bottlers of i
Campaign for President of the United States, gives us one of the clearest pictures
of democracy as it Should be. A
Since the days of Runnymede and the signing of the Magna Charta, through "0 -COLA AND FA TA
the destruction by Parliament of monarchical power in 1661, the revolution of the
American Colonists in 1776, the Reform Bill, the restriction of the House of Lords
in 1912 up to the present day creation of "life: peers", attempts have been: mirde to 0 P3D UC TS
make government "for the people, by the people, of the people."
The American Founding Fathers were the'first to incorporate the principle of
full representative government into a form of written constitution, whereby the *l t ff I h ll ll n
Executive (the President) and the. bicameral Legislative body (Senate and Congress) 1 fr pJJ ud to offUi r 1th follow ing
are elected by the people. The fight to remove the hereditary principle from the .
Upper House of Great Britain still goes on and is contested by. die-hard conserva- ,
tives. Pr Iun Ii L HILRFN
The distressing thing about West Indian's consideration of matters constitutional Prenium to SC HOOL HILDRE
is that the feudal, colonial principle of the NOMINATED MEMBER is still predomi- .
nant in their political thinking. The nominated member was a transitional period '.For 6 clean and uncorroded FANTA CROWNS -One. Lead Pencil
device of British rule that, rightly or wrongly, kept control of partly elected legisla-
tures in the hands of the Colonial Office until such times as the "subject peoples For 10 One Ruler
shotild. learn the art and achieve the responsible status of selfgoiernment. Even "
.now there are cases where a fully elected executive body must (constitution- ,, r 1 r T "
ally) have sitting with it civil servants such as financial or legal officers to advice it Fr 12 e Writing Tal
(even if these advisers have no voting power): presumably this infers that the chief of .
state concerned is incapable of requesting advice from his civil servants on 'specialist COI MENe IN : MOnday 10th Sept. 19 2
matters-a ridiculous contention. Sep1
! So far we have, in Dominica, been presented with four papers on constitu. I
tional proposals the original White Paper of the Eas, Caribbean Constitution- From 9 A. M. to 4 P. M ~
al Conference the Civil Serva Paper, the D.U.P.P. Paper and now one from ,
the Jaycees. I' -very case: is a strong veinof C' SERVATIVF COi.ONIALJ every day an on Saturdays
MENTALITY, \ "i- *he ,y.;'g '
In Some spcciL ujU C Ac alitjay ," ...[ inglis .i -" i- ,II ..r. IC
quoti lfr.n some oilhe pape.s received). L& us ask a rhieorical question f~Ifthese
mature men are willing to o:tfr their experience in public service or other specialised Ta e yOUi l '
fields to the Governor-Grn.ral ja a Sen.itor,k'hy are they not prepared to offer their
services to the peoplethemselves. in i strjightfor\ard manner at the polls" It seems
to us that the more highly educated dlu of our West Indian society do NT '
SSalesmen, market research specialists, confidence trickiters and' hypnotists r| f r
will all l you that the easiest persons to dupe are the educated ones. It has been said 1
that "yau ca n fool some of the people all of thitime and all of the people some of the
time, but you cannot fool all ofthe people all of.the time": the exception to this rule is and collect y o r P i EM IM
the shre` "illiterate" peasant farmer, and the same applies all over the world,
from'China to Greenland, when the man has to contend with nature on nature's *...-. ..-..,-,...-...,.... ......
ternmi-and let no would-be 'politician forget this. The man and woman in the
field and the street may not understand the corriplexities of modern economics or
the dicta of international law but they generally know a good man when they see the n n Dy Mi, po
one and that is the basis ofparliamentary democracy. Inversely that is also the reason HOW NAti0nal 0 an An e on D o
why the referendum.as an instrument of policy is fundamentally 'unsound. Before out that "when Nigera held a similar
men.or .women offer themselves as people's representatives at the polls they must em Be? competition two years ago,. a London
realise that they are to be 'chosen either individually for their good character or woman Miss Francis Benda won the
collectively for the good character of the political party which has chosen them in When Patrick Castagne's entry. was competition. When Jamaica came to
.the isrt place (democratically) and whom they represent. They are not expectedto chosen from the thousand submitted choose theirs earlier this year, they
know all the technicalities of modern administration, they must rely or. the advice for the competition for the National picked one written by an Englishman
of specialists'and (yes) civil servants for those,' but the overall guiding policy and Anthem of Trinidad and Tobago it Mr. Edward Wade. And, ofcourse,
philosophy must emanate from the politicians. was the first time for the past few Hughes, Labour M.P. for Aberdee
To return to the Senate, let us agree to the principle expressed in all the years, that a- national of the country North". (B.I.S.)
papers received that the Senate is the body which, in a Federation, can best safe- concerned has secured the verdict of the
guard the interests of the Unit Territories in a Federal Legislature -'but why judges. Charles Greville, writing in
cannot it be elected If it is necessary for "industrial, agricultural, commercial and
religious" interests to be represented, then it 'is up to'them to put up their candi- responsibility to one man (or a small group) by the individuals that make up
dates (many sound thinkers would take exception to "icigious", quoted from the Jay- society. West Indians have been stigmatised as irresponsible, now is the time for
cees Paper, for obvious reasons of lack of representation of minority religious groups, us to show that this is a 'wrong concept of our, mentality. Let us show by our
andthe'partition of Church from State). w 'ritih, thinking and actions that we, all of us, are matured and responsible people
:'The Junior Chamber of Commerce's Paper really takes the bull by the able to guide our own destinies through the election of our cqwn representatives
hqins, grioi ing all questions of political expediency and insularity. They 'come whether in a strong or weak federation, in a unitary state or even "going it alone".
down heavily and uncompromisingly for a Unitary State. The, reason for this, Let no' constitution have written into it Economic Advisory Councils, Governor
as is the reason given for the strong central federal government in the other papers, General's veto power, unrepresentative Upper Chambers or any other means of
is economic efficiency. We realise how the bugbear of economics :influences the controlling the chosen representatives of the people. Public Service Commissions
thinking of our educated classes, especially the businessmen, but taken to its and Judicial Service Commissions we must have, but any other advisory councils
logical conclusion where does it lead to-: The most efficient, form bf government must be'chosen in full responsibility by the man or men claiming the loyalty by
of all-government by decree or dictatorship. Dictatorship is not just a positive ballot of the majority of the people. All government must be by the consent of
thing, it has its negative and most importantYaspect-the surrender of power and the people.





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CIVIL SERVANTS are human beings, and all normal adult
human beings have the right to vote; some even express
political opinions in the bosom of their family and the enclosure
of the verandah. Others go farther. But Civil Servants should
not go farther because if they take an active partisan role in politics
they are contravening their allegiance to the state by whom they
are paid : in other words, their duty is to be publicly impartial.
It is as much a duty for them as the Hippocratic oath is for Doctors
and the secrecy of the confessional is for Priests. In the same
tradition of impartiality they are protected from undue interference
by Ministers in the course of their careers.
The, Civil Service Association is the nearest approach to
Trade Unionism which such a body of men and women, bound
by loyalty to any Government in power, may achieve. C.S.A. is
different, however, from Trade Unions because. British Trade
Unions have always been free to affiliate themselves to the Party
most likely to ,.1, p'i- ;r'restv,-- 1 if GCrer:

to any political edaiy, neither L- .. -. .
cause its strict duty is to maintain the machine ernment,
under allegiance to the Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majes-
ty Queen Elizabeth II, who herself remains graciously prepared to
accept whichever Government the peoplesof her lands, whether
Conservative, Labour or Liberal, may freely choose through the
democratic process of elections. Any Civil Servant who acts in
contravention of this tradition is neither civil nor is he behaving
as a proper servant of the public.
His Honour the Administrator is therefore quite in order, as
the Chief Civil Servant in'this Territory, to rebuke anybody who
may through partisanship, exuberance or for any other reason, ex-
ceed his proper right and duty.
Civil Servants have the best security, and are the highest paid
regular white collar workers in the West Indies. We stress the
word regular because (as everybody known) politicians are sub-
ject to the wishes and caprices of the people and employees of pri
vate firms to the attitudes of their employers. Regularity and equ-
able loyalty are absolutely required of all Civil Servants, however
exalted they may be. It is a fact that some of these persons do not,
care for a "change of boss" and have to struggle with private con-
victions in order to carry out their duties. The struggle is convul-
sing several ,West Indian islands today. The best Government
employees succeed in subduing the duel of impulses, and go on
doing their jobs; but some of them try to impose opinions, which
is surely something no Civil Servant should permit himself to do.
We know of a rare incident of a high-up Civil Servant in Britain
whose wife, when a Socialist Minister once became her husband's
Chief, declared: "it's all right, because all Civil Servants know
how to sabotage their Minister they simply lose files or hold up
Now the integrity of West Indian Civil Servants is at stake
in this battle which is no longer a silent hidden one. The Gov-
ernment of Dominica spends over $2,435,273 a year on its Civil
Servants, and may in fact be said to remain perennially in debt

in order to support their standard of living. In return for this,
and because of their duty, Dominican Civil Servants should do
their jobs and leave politics for the politicians. It was quite pro-
per for them to send in their views on the White Paper to Gov-
ernment, as required by the Chief Minister : but not for them to
air those views irregularly or to seek to impose them. There is
nothing, of course, which deters any Civil Servant from resigning
his comfortable position and going into politics in the appropri-
ate manner, if he so desires.



Correspondents are asked to submit their full names
and addresses as a guarantee of good faith, but not neces-
sarily for publication. Letters should be kept as short as
possible. Controversial political letters will not be published

The Wholiness Of
Our Streets
Sir, I wonder if one could use the
Press, (which is, one of the most power-
ful weapons in any civilized society) and
which I see no use is made of it here, to
find answers and solutions for some of
my problems when driving ar und on the
ruggedly beautiful streets ofRoseau.
:* t'-i ling ofthe
e T' 5R.
to keep a moor velhcleon tie road, When
I asked the Officer-in-cbarge why should
I have to pay so !much he told me that
so much was for license, so much for this,
so much for that, and so much to keep
the road in good repair so that I may be able
to enjoy driving in 'the city. Now, as the
"WHOLINESS" of the streets of Roseau'is
no secret anymore, can I bring a charge
against this Officer for giving me wrong
information in his capacity as an officials
Secondly, during the past six weeks I
have had to change two broken shock-
absorbers: one was broken at the entrance
of the new bridge and the second on that
road around the Newtown Savannah,
near to where the President of the Jaycees
lives. My left rear spring is also broken.
Can you tell me on whom must I claim
for damages to my car? Nobody seems to
know who is responsible for the upkeep of
the City streets. When you ask the Police
they say its the Roseau Town Council,
when you ask the Roseau Town Coun-
cil, somebody begins to stammer and you
gather from them that their hands are
washed as clean as that of Pontius Pilate;
it then falls on Gorvernment. Well, you
take over from here, you know the rest.
Some vehicle owners amongst us have
acquired their cars so easily that they just
do not care how and when they run them.
If it gets damaged another one will come
just as easy as the first one came.
Another sight the Tourists who visit
Dominica would miss very much is the
four and five day old rubbish heaps along
our streets and corners, put there by some
ill-paid scavenger never to be picked up.
Right at the corner of Kings Lane and
New St. where my business premises are

more or less situated is a heap of rubbish
majestically placed, for the past four days.
I would not have noticed it, because this
is a common occurrence: but there was
something special about this one which
must attract the attention of every
motorist. Scattered methodically over this
pile of rubbish is the beautiful green
sparkle of empty beer bottles. So in order
to avoid a ruptured' tyre you must first
stop at thf corner reve',e, go forward,
reverse a -o forwir eping the cor-
I '.D.C. lamp
._ do~'n you
a.e, to pal -.. .eep. all 'o your right,
then swing.
Now, tell me Mr. Editor, do you think
it is fair that a man should work so hard
to buy a car which has passed the stage of
being a luxury and has graduated to being
a necessity in our age, pay a toll for keep-
ing the roads in good repair and still suffer
such ......... well, you find an appro-
priate word for me. When a Politician
stands up on a soap box on some street
corner in our town and promises to put
a silver lining behind every dark cloud
overhanging Dominica, can you tell me
what he really means. Please Mr. Editor
do no) advise me to pray and hope for
the better to come; as I can see it, Domin-
ica has been praying for too many years and
yet we live in the age of future expecta-
tions, still nothing- if you say "revolt"
I may quicker side with you.
Thank you Sir,
Mr. P. I. W. I.

Collision Of Cars
Sir, -I refer to the collision between
the two cars. two Sundays ago, on the
highway from the Bath Bridge. The
occupant of one of the cars, I under-
stand, underwent, an operation at the
Princess Margaret Hospital for injuries
sustained by the collision, others sustained
minor injuries, while the vehicles them-
selves were severely damaged.
It is well known that many parts of
the road cannot be seen due to blind
corners and projecting lime trees over the
S (Cont. on p, 7)



BOOK REVIEW Notice, To Intending Travellers And Travel Agents
y James Pope-Heannessy The attention of all persons intending to leave Dominica, wheth-
By am s Pope-H nne er for vacation purposes or otherwise, is drawn to Rule 2 of the
THE MIDDLE PASSAGE : The Caribbean Revisited Income Tax (Evasion of Tax Payment) (Prevention) Rule. i961,
By .V. S. Naipaul (Andre Deutsch, 25s.) wherein it is stated that
ENGLISH books about the West Indies, from the classic volumes of Froude (1) No person shall leave or attempt to leave the colony
and Trollope onward, have hitherto been compiled by English visitors to t.ose unless tile p~r'zlo so leaving or attempting to leave, has in his
strange, sad islands. They were, so to speak, reports on lonely voyages of dis, ovgry, PoSSGSSiOrL ar E:i I Certificate in the Form A contained in the schedule
withan emphasis on the quaint, the incongruous and the absurd. t e Rus uly signed by or on behalf f the Commissioners
What gives this badly needed book its quality and its importance is the fact si b o o f f
that it is written by a distinguished Trinidadian novelist, long resident in this ceriiFinY thathe l t
country, who was commissioned by the Government of Trinidad and Tobaro to (a) does not owe any income tax; or
revisit the island of his birth and to publish,his impressions of West Indian life in () has made satisfactory arrangements for the
the post-colonial era. Where earlier travellers enthused or recoiled, Mr. Naipaul payment Of any income'tax payable by him.
explains. His tone'is critical but humane, and hetempers his inevitable indigna- (2) .0 person shall issue or cause to be issued to any other
dtion with an admirable sense of comedy.(personsh isu or c tole- toa ny
Although THE MIDDLE PASSAGE is neatly divided into six sections, the Look person any ticket entitling such other person to leave the Colony
hasa certain shapelessness which well reflects, the lack of shape, the total lack of unless such other person has in his pOSession an Exit Certificate
pattern, in the jumble of Caribbean life. He takes his .title from the name lung a -in the last proceeding paragraph,
given to the voyages of the slave ships, which imported an aggregate of0io million (3), No person shall:
African Negroes over many generations, and he never lets us forget that the history ) accept or caUSe to be acceptedas a pasSenger or
of West Indian "culture" is solidly rooted in 'the cruelty and the foul injustice of Oe wie any othe r person to whom this rule ai paies: gor
plantation days. (b) arrange or cause to be arranged any transportation

APART from Trinidad, Mr. Naipaul visited British Guiana (where he received for l0y :rson t whom this rule applies to leave the Colony,
much intelligent kindrness from D.a and Mrs. Jagan), Suvm, Bhiinl(wh l l., bUnss such other person produces or causes to be produced
Antigua and Jamacy. He is- thus able to compare the leacirs rl.rHl, t ur t1 the first named-person a valid Cerlificate issued to such other
colonial einpirer the haphazard, h. heauted.ritish mcihods, the oiderly Dut.-h peUroi0 lij Or on behalf of the Commissioners,
ones and the more feudal system of the French. His account of Trini.d, now J. McATAMNEY
permanently scanned by Americanisation of the worst kind, is, as one might expect Comptroller of Inland revenuee
Coprle hjlln Revenu

the most vivid and tht most penetrating part or the booK. ,ln r~tis u-a,
and elsewhere he was, despite his Trirndad Hindu origins, as much of an outsider .. ..
looking in as ar nirlt have been. He has all -1- itist xr
-mnd, mji lt" .,."
island (which some En ... killers have fLund it i....Iiliy civisca .
siburbanism of the British West Indies), in a mood bordering on hostility. Study week,of the Dolinica Nurses
Whenever l e.v.eti he found da total lack of real iranJd.inJ -,d ratl 't.lu', Associaion, whi..h 1E ..un with church
a welter of incompetence and corruption, and, a' .fervid passion lor the fifth rate. serviceuundly August -4, marked/ the
"'Again and aguan," he sums up, "one comes back to the mlrin, degrading fact of sicdy progress oeour trained nurses to-
colonial society: it ie.er trquired efficiency, it, never -;Lqui.-d quality. and these wards .recipicity. of status with other
things-because unrequired, became undesir.ble." The ~iIhc elC. ol p[.I ar Nursing bodies tll..ugl.:ou the Common
Trinidad despised education, and spentt their days idling in hot forces inPort:of wealth.
Spain and their evenings sipping pink gins and whisky sours in th Country Dr. Hornick's farewell address at the
Club. To find conversation, and people who: read books, one turned to Negro first meeting was splendidly attended; hs
and 'Hindu society the :small but ciyilised groups heading the two large and Chairman was the Sehior Medical
mutually antipathetic coloured communities, Officer, Colonel Foster..' Rain threaten-
S* ed to spoil Tuesday's gathering at which
MR. NAIPAUL interlards hisibook, and emphasises his points, with a series of Dr. Ramcharan .delivered an important
spectacularly comic and at the same time spectacularly pathetic extracts fro n local talk on dental care. Dr. Green and Mr.
newspapers.- In Port.of Spain, which' is apparently even more' blaringly noisy than' Andrew shared the platform on Wednes.
it was a years, ago, l was horrified by the :popularity, .amounting to a cult,of day, aspects of medical treatment and dis-
SAmerican commercial radio which, with ancient American films chosen chiefly for pensing being discussed; on Thursday the
scene of violence and for their length, has provided a whole set of beloved heroes talk was on diet (by Miss Jules) and a
and heroines for the younger generation in Trinidad' supportingg film was shown. Fridayi's
S But his attitude to his own island is not basically condemnatory; it is, rather, 'winding-up? meeting, chaired by Mrs.
one. ofmelancholy and of regret. He rightly loves his fellow-islanders and has a Allfrey, contained a kaleidoscopic address
rare gift for seeing that what in' certain circumstances is a vice becomes in others a with psychological highlights by, Mr.
irtue. "Everything that makes the Trinidadian an unreliable, exploitable citizen," Christian, who related Nursing to Com-
he sites, "makes him a quick, civilised person whose values are always human munity Development and a short valuable
ones,.whose standards are only those of wit and style." Paper by Miss Lundel on "How to be-
(SUNDAY OBSERVER) come a Nurse in Dominica"' which
the HERALD hopes to publish in due
., .course.
...... ....... ..... .. ....... ...................................... ... : At this final meeting the winning
... .... ..... ...! i Il,. n, V., Ufackh_ s ticket for Daiiting by Robin Mayor fell

save yourseiT ine Trounle oi wasnIll LtU U*U U uu u
ing For You . Special Rate For The Time Being
Of .50O per 9 :b Of Clothes ... We use, hot water,

Our LAUNDROMAT is situated ion the East side of our
Self-service Dept.
Sept. 1--Oct. 20
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to Mr. Richard Blanchard. Miss
Daniel, Tresurer of Dominica Nurses
Association spoke in conclusion on the
work of the D.N.A., expressing appre
ciation'of. the splendid study week (sixth
annual fixture)' and of the aims and
plans of the Caribbean Nursing Associa
tion, to which Dr. N.A. is affiliated.
Special tributes 'were paid by Mr. Chri-
tian and others to the country Nurses
of Dominica, and Miss Harrison's de-
votion to the Training and bettermenr of.
nursing in this island was not overlooked,

2I kw r aoul.M -llllrl
m g DaS g
sged to bxs0, tbroa^, est-f-Iinas
--BtdsllHelps relarX tiBht. Wt I-Iu
.. ily loosens tU a tlkll, M
oohe s rawpaf ul membrwn0 W
eboke? :)40' E1Cp1LSaE
"must" -or.- 'yroreat .. i g
eough-rree sleep. Thaz I'is wty 1ts A
Sbe seller for 20 y' r-' -
Buiekey's contain nc uIY' S jt
-saie lor DtLsbetcs /
get BUCELETS todayj
Sl Oruggis



The undermentioned persons have
been appointed to'serve on the Domins
ica Transport Board under section z (r)
of the Motor Vehicles and Traffic
(Amendment) Ordinance, 1962, No. 6
of 1962.
The Director of Works -Chairman
The Traffi'iCommissioner
Mr. T. E. Coulthard i
Mr. J. A. James
Mr. E. R. I. Sliillingford
Mr. R. A 'Garraway, Portsmouth
Issued by the Ministry of Communica-
tions and Works, DOMINICA.
28th August, 1962,




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Colony Ministers For Notice Of Application
Commonwealth P. M. s' For Liquor Licences
Conference fo the Magistrate District "G"
& the Chief of Police
Observers On E. C. M. Points I DELICE ETIENNE now resid-

LONDON Aug 2znd (CP): The
British Government decided today to
invite Minsters from BriLsh Guiana,
Kenya, Malta, Singapore and Uganda
to the Meeting ofCmmonwealth Prime
Ministers in London beginning Septem-
Soth, owing to the great importance of
caitain aspects of the Common Market
negotiations to colonial territories.
Representatives will attend certain of
the Prime Minister's discussions on econo-
mic aspects of Common Marking nego-

Milk Without A Cow
ILondon, August 26,, CP:--British
Sc i e nt is t s. have discovered a'
process for making milk without a cow,
using pea-pods, cabbage leaves and
weeds. They hope to have a pilot
plant this year with largescale produc-
tion following later. Basically the raw
materials for manmade milk are the
same as the food eaten by cows ....
green leaves. Rese- -- r.

from a arge number of greerl plants
which are not eiibl in themselves.
Weed, nettles and all the hedgerow
growths been used successfully." He.
explained the process .. . they' mash
the green leaves in waste: warmed under
controlled conditions until the protein is
separated, then vitamins, minerals,
vegetable fats and carbohydrate4 are
added. The really important vitamin
Bl2 must also be introduced.

Quotes CornerO
Time Is .,, ,

Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve
Too Short for those who Rejoice;.
But for those who Love,
Time is not,
Sent in Ly S. J. LEWIS


'n the Magistrate's Court, District "E"
S Liquor Licence Court
;TAKE NOTICE that there will be a
social court at the Magistrate's Court at
Roseau on Tues day, the 2nd day of Octo.
ber, 1962, at 90' clock in the fbrenoon,
foT.the purpose of receiving and consider-
ing.applicatins for licences and the re-
newal of licences to sell liquor in the
said district, either wholesale or retail,
arid of granting such certificates.
The last dgyfor filing new:applications
is Monday, Ioth September, 1962.
Dated at Roseau this 28th day of
August, 1962.
Magistrate, District "E".

ing at Penville Parish of St. Andrew do
hereby give you notice that it is my in-
tention to apply at the Magistrate's Court
to be held at Portsmouth on Tuesday
2nd day of October 1962, ensuing for a
retail LIQUOR LICENCE in respect
o" my premises at Penville Parish of St.
Dated the 18th day of August 1962.
To the" Magistrate District "E"
& the Chief ot Police
I, HERMAN GACHETTE, now residing
at Scotts Head, Parish of St. Mark,
do heirby give you notice that it is my
intention to 'apply at the Magistrate's
,Court to be held at Roseau on Tues-
day, the 2nd day of October 1962,
in respect of my premises at Scotts Head
Parish of St, Mark.
Dated the 25th day of August, 1962.
Sept. 1--15
To the Magistrate Disrrict v"
i -r .r c \

at Layou Psa.on ,. j n aoII, J Iu-1 .-
by give you notice that. it is my intention
to appl/ at the Magistrate's Courc to be
held at Roseau, on Tuesday, the .2nd day
of October 19621 ensuirig for a retail
LIQUOR LICENCE in respect of
my premises at Layou' Parish of St.
Joseph ,
Dated the isl day of Sept, 1962
Bedford Rear Brake Rectification
Qn the rear brake of model JI ifa
brake shoe should not return promptly
when the brakes are released, there is a
possibility of a bisector expander adjuster
becoming dislodged from its brake shoe.
To guard against this, a retainer was
introduced. This retainer is a spring
locating in both the shoe return spring
anchor hole and a hole drilled in the
leadfofthe adjuster.
In addition a stronger shoe return
spring has' been introduced.
All the new parts for the rectification
of the above job are now available at
Shillingford Motors. Price $5 oo per
Re-opening Of Dominica Grammar School
The Michaelmas Term of the
Dominica Grammar School will com-
mence on Tuesday rth September, 1962
at 8. 25 a.m.
Boys of Form II are reminded that
they must pay $r. oo to cover insurance
premium for a year before they are al-
lowed, to make use of the Industrial Arts


keeps our
'k' home free

from germs


Concentrated Disinfectant
The Strong## a Souo ya am buy

Angola'Guerilla Rebels Training In Congo
LEOPOLDVILLE Aug. 25, CP: They are being trained by Algerian
About .oo. Angolai Nationalist soldiers Nationalists who battled French forces for
are being trained in guerrillawarefare in 7- years. The camp has been given to
a Congolese jungle camp to battle Por- the rebels by the Congo as a token of
tugese troops in neighboring Angola. African solidarity.

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Princess Margaret receiving the Royal Salute at the entrance to Gordon House,
Kingston, Jamaica, when she arrived with her husband, the Earl of Snowdon, for
Sthe State Opening of the Jamaican Parliament on August 7,

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W Ewere very much impressed at the high ambition of the Jaycee's this week
putting on a week-long Seminar aimed at up-grading sales service in Roseau.
There were many'familiar faces of shop clerks present at these interesting and
educational sessions-and, of course, some clerks were conspicuous by their absence.
Some of the shops not represented, largely operated by their huge families, are
counting of course on making most of their sales to their families, who must put up
with mediocre sales assistance. Certainly the customer is becoming more choosy
nowadays where he will shop and patronizes only those places where the clerks are
both pleasant, helpful and knowledgable.
\. His Honour the Administrator lauded the efforts of the Jaycees in conducting
the Seniinar as a big step forward in preparing Dominica for the stiffer competition
that lies ahead. "Today the fight is an economic one," he said, "and goods
bought at home keep the dollars from leaving the island." A point well taken for
our future stability.
A visitor from the "outside world" (sounds like we are on a different planet!)
was shocked last week-end when a big tree blocked the highway a half mile down
Imperial Road from Pond Casse. The tred fell down on Saturday afternoon, it is
reported, and was not removed until Monday afternoon-about 48 hours later!
Furthermore,, he shouted, there was no sign placed by the authorities at the' cattle
pens in Canefield that such was the case and trucks would travel all the way up
the hill (about nine miles) only to have to turn around and come back before
proceeding via Maliaut up the Layou Road for the long trip to the North end of
the island. '-Don't ihe people Care about such things?" he railed. Apparently our
visitor doesn't know that to dispatch a PWD truck with workmen to axe the tree
away on the week-end would call for additional money in overtime pay, Further-
more, to put up -a sign warning the vehicles of the block, would take away the
neighbourhnmss of the people who live along the road for they soon.advisrd all the
traffic coming up:the hill of the mishap! Visitors to the island jus t do no u':nder-
stand the simplicity of Dbmimca. What would be a major crisis else, hre is an
every-day dccurrenceihere fid i, dealt with in a quiet, leisurely manner
.X.r 'v, pyoul(ea Oi- to us, tne.other uay. --. certain
estate owner in the NL..a ought in a Caterpillar bulldozer. He was warned
that if he does any work for any other estate owner or hire' the machine out .in
any way, he'Ul b charged som $6,oo00 duty which was aieied when he imported
it by virtue h111r the machine odlud be used solely, for agriculture. We doubted
this stupid charge since if the machine did agricultural work for hire, why wouldn't
its status still remain duty-free. No, we were told, instead its "an ugly plot" to
handicap agriculture on Dominica. Now, we ask you .who and what and why
would there be a "plot to hold Dominica back". Obviously, the:facts are misre-
prented and the whole affair is a ghastly mistake! We are fairly certain that the
importation of another machine to boost Dominica's agricultural growth is to be
encouraged and, in fact, the estate owner should be, congratulated. Furthermore
that he he urged to "hire oatthe machine" when he isn't using it himself, to help,
other, less fortunate planters, into bringing up their yield (and profits) with
No where else in the West Indies can a person get such a magnificent view
as can be had from the top of Morne Bruce. Casually we asked a dozen or so
people in Roseau if they had ever been up there. Would you believe it? None
had! So treat yourself to breath-taking beauty... you'll travel a good many thous-
and miles before you'll have a view half as lovely as the ones from the top of
Morne Bruce.
Tourists would get a "birdseye-view" of their- cruise ship if tours were
organized to take people to the Cross on Morne Bruce. There would be thousands
of pictures snapped from this lovely spot and each photo would go "home" with
the tourist to be a future salesman for Dominica's scenery. Too, the substantial
homes up on the Morne would give the tourist a healthier respect for the island.
And have you noticed how smooth the roadway is going up there--not a bump
or a pothole the entire way! So why not "put our best foot forward" this winter
when the cruise ships stop in harbour. Instead of showing them the old and
falling down Rockaway houses (and jarring their teeth out over Roseau's misera-
ble streets to get there), drive them up to Morne Bruce; let them delight in the view,
the scenery, the clean surroundings and (we are used to the heat of the bay-front,
tourists are not) --its cooler "on the Top of the Morne'". That can be made
into a very colorful slogan: "The Top Of The Morne" and profitable for
the island, too!
Since February 3rd, Alice has. been writing this column foryou. Only
missing one issue when due to the severe drought and power shortage the HERALD
had to print before Alice's column arrived in the office. This, then, is Alice's
last column for a rime, We hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as we have
enjoyed bringing it to you. And now we must say "Adieu". Good-bye, good
luck . and may God Bless You.

People's Post
(Cont. from page 4)
highway. This makes it difficult for
oncoming cars to see each other, so
it is obviously necessary to blow the
warning horn well in advance of a pos-
sible meeting with another vehicle.
If tiis is not observed it is easy to
understand that collisions are likely to
take place.
Whether the drivers of both cars in
the recent accident blew their horns
some distance from each other is not
known, but it seems less likely the
collision would have taken place if the
horns were blown; it is still however
not quite clear as to the cause of the
unfortunate accident.
Nevertheless I should say that cars
should be careful on this particular
stretch of road from the St. Aroment
gap onwards where if is difficult to see
any distance beyond.

Common Mosquito A Menace
.ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Sept. 3, CP:
Residents of the West Florida coast are
hunting out receptacles containing
water and puddles i n their tight
against mosquitoes which are causing
sleeping sickness. Ten have died and
120 are in hospital. The fight is a-
gainst the Culex mosquito, the com-
mon mosquito supposed to be harmless.

Both the'Symes-Winston and Robin-
son-Austin collisions occurredjat roughly
the same spots, the bends between
the St. Aroment turning and the shrine.
One contributory cause is a raised
manhole on the river side of the road;
this obstruction is about 3' x 3' and
8" high and effectively prevents Roseau-
bound cars from going on to the grass,
verge when confronted by an oncoming
car. This obstruction should be lower-
ed and "Danger-Bend" signs put either
side of the S-bend . Ed

The "Variety" Store



Flortiles; Eleuiric Irons : Toasters And Fans:

Fliioor Polishers Household Deep Freezers

And Refrigerators: S p ri n g Mattresses:

Paints Etc: Etc:

SIntending passengers are reminded that the following regula-
lions-are in force.
1, All passengers must produce a Certificate from: the
Income Tax Commissioners before. purchasing a ticket,,
S2, All passengers for Southern Ports and Jamaica must
S produce avalid Small-Pox Vaccination Certificate:,
S 3- All passengers must satisfy the Immigration Regulations
at their destination by :
(a) Being a citizen of that Island
br (b) Making the required deposit of $100,00
or (c) Holding a return ticket to this port and posses-
sing sufficient funds to support themselves
during their:intended stay,. .
4, Have a valid travel document together with an exit visa
from the Immigration Department,

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Kenyatta's Son Visits .
By Mohamed Aamed Koor U :.ed throughout the West Indies
NAIROBI-(ANP) More than -
6,000 Kenyans attended a recent politi-
cal rally to meet Jomo Kenyatta's
I9-year-old son, Peter, who is visiting --
Kenya for the first time. Peter's
mother, Edna, is an English woman
whom Kenyatta married at Storrington, L .
Sussex, England, 2o years ago, when he -.
was a farm labourer. The youth wlMl
spend some time with his fatner before
beginning a three year honours degree
course at King's College,. Cambridge.
Young Kenyatta attended a
(KANU) political rally at.ort Hall,
8o miles from Nairobi. The gathering
was probably the largest meeting the
dlder.Kenyatta has had in FortHall.
The -crowd garnered to see Peter and
"onbo. They were welcomed by a
band of drums, bugles and songs after
travelling, through a six nlle specially
planted avenue of banana trees.
After introducing -his son to the
cheerful. crowd, Kenyatta slapped Peter
on the back when (Veter) told the
Kenyans that'. ie supported KANU.
Kenyatta then v(rarned the crowd of three
things: Do not. take, secret oaths, do
not steal and do not drink beer.
',seer," he said, ''does nbt build houses
and it does not educate children. ,You
ate only making other people idch.
Also, it is decreasing our population. :
Wieare no- 'pirdcicy g u-n ore canig
because of ,beer." On stealing,
Kenyatt said: '~Ifere lI too .,na S.o l-
ing in.the country and this spoils our
reputation. Don't teal; people who
do must be got, rid of." If Asian
traders were to. be frank, he said, they
would admut that A fricans had made,
them t'igh. _
" Concluding, Kenyatta advised the
:people in the crowd to cultivate more
arid more cash crops' because that was
the, only way they could make money.
'Young Kenyattar later accompanied his
father on a five-day visit to the neigh-
bouring Somali Republic. Kenyatta
has 3 other children, a grown son and
daughter by his first African wife and a
small son by his third wife, who is also

Earthquake Disaster
Many Killed in Iran
STHERANI Persia Sept. 2 (CP)-The
Iranian Red Cross reports that more
than 3,300 person were killed in two
Communities alone when a violent
Earthquake ravaged Northern Iran dur-
ing th: night. Unofficial reports which are
not denied by the Government, place the
overall death toll at between six and eight
thousand. At least seventy-five towns
and villages are reported as levelled in a
broad triangle west of Tehran. Premier
Alami called on Iranians to find room
in their homes for the homeless and in-
jured. The quake lasted only one min-
ute but it dealt Iran one of its most ser-
ious earthqnake disasters, exceeding that
of X960.

A later statement from Premier
Asadollah Alam said that the toll of
dead and injured in Northwest Iran
was more than twenty thousand.

Mrs Rook. Now in, desperation we
have mide this decision. We love baby
very much but we have no alternative."

Trades Baby For' British Honduras Hur-
House? ricane Relief Fund

DlRCY Aug. 27(CP): Mrs. Jean
Rook mother of six today offered to give
away her month old baby in exchange
for a house. Mrs Rook, baby Jacqueline
and her ive- other children have been
staying at the y CCouncil welfare home
here and her unemployed husband Ji n,
aged 35 at a Salvation Army Mens
Hostel since they were evicted from
their, low rent council home. "The
family should stick together,atnd we have
iraualpd ith-. streets to get a hlme said

The British Honduras Hurricane
Relief Fund launched to help the vic-
tims of "Hurricane Hattie" which
devastated British Honduras, at the end
of October last year totalled rIr3,890
(\VI 8546,672).
Contributions were given by firms
and banks, schools, colleges and'
universities, cities, towns and villages in
Britain. Others who helped were
churches and organizations such as
Rotary and women's guilds. (BIS)

U.S. Consulate Changes
It is notified for general information
that in view of the independence of Trin-
idad and Tobago and the elevation of
the American Consulate General to the
statusof an Embassy, Dominica has
-been transferred to the sphere of juris
diction of the American Consulate
General, Bridgetown, Barbados as from
31st August, 1962.
The visa and passport functions of the
American Consulate General, Trinidad,
in so far as they concern Dominica will
remain as they are for the. time being,
until further notice regarding the trans-
fer of these functions to the Consulate
General at Barbados. (GIS)

Advertise in






\/ Education Department,
2ist August, 1962.
Commonwealth Scholarships. United Kingdom Awards 1963
A Substantial number of scholarships are offered for com-
petition by Commonwealth students for tenure from October
1963 at institutions of higher learning in the United Kingdom.
They are intended for persons of high intellectual prjmris ]
who may be expected to make a significant contribution to life
in their own countries on their return from study abroad. They
are primarily available for postgraduate study or research at
universities and at colleges of technology, but in special circum-
stances may be held for undergraduate study or for courses at
other institutions.
A scholarship is tenable for a programme of study or
research normally extending over a period of two academic
years and leading to a university degree or similar qualification.
Exceptionally an award may be made for one academic year
only. The letter of award will specify the period for which the
scholarship is available. Scholars may apply for an extension
of-tenure of their award; but the number of scholarships tenable
at any one time is limited, and it does not. follow that an, appli-
cation for extension will necessarily be successful.
Emoluments are intended to cover expenses of travel, living I
and study during tenure of the scholarship, and will consist of:-
(a) fares (normally at second class sea rates) to the United
Kingdom and return on expiry of. the scholarship.
(b) approved tuition, laboratory anid examination fees, P
(c) personal maintenance allowance at the rate of 51.10.
per month.
(d) a grant for books and apparatus of 25 per year.
(e) a grant for expenses of approved travel within the
SJonit dom of un to 25 perYea __r.
(f) an In. ,ng grant of 40 for such scholars corn- pt
ing from tropical, countries as are recommended to M
receive it. c
(g) for male married scholars accompanied by their wives, as
a marriage allowance at the rate of 16.13.4 per month. i
(This allowance will not be payable during the first si
year of the tenure of a scholarship, unless the scholar w
was a married man at the time of his application for an b
award, and will not be payable in respect of a wife it
who holds a scholarship herself or who' is in paid
employment) / a
Candidates must normally be Commonwealth citizens who sa
are or, by the time of taking up an award in 1963, will be a
graduates of a university or college in their country or holders b
of an equivalent qualification. t
Scholarships are open to both men and women who will ft
not have reached their 35th birthday by 1st October, 1963, but d
preference will be given to candidates who are between 22 and
28 years of age. In exceptional circumstances applications may
be accepted from candidates over 35 years of age.
Applications should reach the Education Office, Roseau on
or before the 15th November, 1962. Six toples of the applica-
tion must be made on the prescribed forms which may be
obtained from the Education Office, Roseau.
For other particulars in connection with the above scholar-
ships please apply to the Education Officer, Education Office
Education Officer

B.G, Emergency Ends

Ralph Grey, Governor ofBritish Guiana,
lifted the state of emergency imposed last
February after the violent anti-governmeut
riots in which five were killed and two
hundred injured.

Woman Ambassador
to U.K.
L ONDON Aug, 24th (CP):- The
first woman ambassador to England,
Senora Maria del Carmen Guitterez De
Chittendam, arrived today from Costa


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eter Abraham Talks
Of His Affection
For Jamaica
In an interview with.Kenneth Allsop
sibhel idn toldays London 'Daily
ail" novelist Peter Abrahams dis-
isses his career, with its steady climb
om being an "illiterate dead end kid",
a member of the coloured community
SSouth Africa to a position 'of con-
derable distinction in the literary
world, with, a number of excellent
books to his credit and a hilltop home
Allsop, who spoke to Abrahams
his Jamaica home, quotes' him as
lying: "I lived in London 20 years
nd built up many deep and lasting
isociations. I thought I would never
e able to leave, because the most impor-
nt values are protected there-the
eedom to be different, to disagree, to
issent, to be yourself.

abbk- frme o.ut of i
but reltet tronm stubborn, coughs
comes out of a bottle (A


"And I lost some freedom in leaving
Britain-the freedom of not being
responsible for the society you live in.
Here in Jamaica I feel a great responsi-
"I helped to found the West Indian
Ecounus because thie issoation and
ignorance was so great and it seemed
essential to' get some thought
flowing. Now I feel a prisoner of the
contribution I can perhaps make to-
wards independence work.
"Yet I have found a larger freedom.
Jamaica', multi-racial society. proves
that this thing can be resolved with
happiness and with justice, even though
there are still divisions of class and,
culture. And while London was the
halfway house, this is my real home,-
for here complete relaxation is possible.
You never have to be on your guard.
"The real lasting effects of colonisa.
ton and racialism are psychological ",

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hangs on It means tbhatl
resistance Ia low. You ase tm deoMe isulM I
Ferrol Compound. Perril oaiapouad M the tonte eacgh
remedy that raiaes yor roltata ma t CeullM
cough .

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Labour Mee
By Our R
Hon. L.C. Didier was inaugural s
ville meeting of the Laboum Party of Don
Loblack, who said (among a. wide vai
their duty by bringir, a Commission of
was the duty of all who were in posses
His address was foillw.:d by a long
speech by Hon. W.S. Stevens, Minis-
er of Labour & Social Services, who
after urging listeners to study Dominica's
recent cons t iutio na l history,
declared that the Do minica
Civil Service Association had been
converting itself into a political body,
and deplored the manner in which the
C.S.A.'s recent memorandum had
been issued. He made public that the
C.S.A. had advocated the annihilation
of the ministerial system. Governments
come and Governments go, he
expounded, but the C. S A. is a
permanent body. s servants to the
public, emphasized Mr. Sevens, they
had no right interferl in n political issues.
The Minster added that he was
amazed at the way in which country
folks had been using funds out of their
pockets and under the aegis of the
Labour Party were constructing several
roads in country districts. By contrast
he was ashamed to. see so umany able-
bodied men playing dominoes most of
the day in .tawn. He advised youthto
expand its knowledge by reading
literature of benefit- to :the community,
a pressx-7mu-, e- O-Wa- ,-'i"
which our young girls were unable to
converse socially.
The Labou Government, said Mr.
Stevens, was going to broaden the educa-
tion of our students. While two
additional primary schools were being
built, students would be able to learn
trades at the technical wing. He made
clear that previously before'Labour's
elevation to power the technical wing
was only intended for secondary pupils,
but this was now modified to include
elementary school pupils. Within two
weeks, he said, a tuberculosis specialist
would be assigned to the hospital.
Government was trying to assign more
qualified teachers to the Dominica
Grammar School.
Concerning the Public Works Dept.
inquiry, Hon. Minister Ducreay stated
that if someone got his finger scorched,
that was his own business; Government
was trying to clear up bad practices.- In
a full statement on Government's present
schemes, he said that tl food publicity
campaign was an encouragement for
estate owners and peasants to grow more
food, and was doing well. In addition,
Government had to explore every possi-
ble avenue of industry: the product of
one industry was often the framework of
several more. A new fishing plan was
under way: the -'Hark Forrard" would
be sold as soon as he received the con-
sent of the. Secretary of State, and a co-
operative fishing scheme would be
promoted, whereby all local fishermen
could work inco-operation. Of course,
he added, nobody could force people to
improve their own conditions ---
Government could only encourage them
to do so. Concerning the gold at La

eportl "Render Unto Caesar The Things That Are Caesar's"
speaker at last week's well-attended Potters
.inica. He was followed by Hon. E. C- The Independence of Trinidad and Tobago takes the Eastern Caribbean a
riety of topics) that Government had done step further in National Affairs. Putting aside petty jealousies, the people of Trin-
f Inquiry on P.W.D. to Dominica, and it idad and Tobago must be commended for their wonderful national achievements.
sior. cf relevant facts to give evidence. The Prime Minister Dr. Eric Williams and his team are worthy of very high praise.
r. Dureay chided the public When you remember that he and his colleagues in six years of office pulled their
or its "littl reay shied thae publes country out of colonial rule, it is really a marvellous feat.
for its little faith, saying that samples We must at the same time take cognisance of the fact that he educated his peo-
of soil were still betin analysed for pie, unlike the former Prime Minister of Jamaica and even the present one. Trin-
po ssibe minerta e ber industry idad and Todago become independent with full consciousness of what they are a
would be productive for at least forty bout, but Jamaica achieved theirs on grounds of ignorance and illiteracy.
years, according to Canadian experts. The opposition in the Trinidad Legislature must also be congratulated for
Mr. Ducreay spoke also of the sale of their able and constructive opposition in consolidating the political situation of the
lands below the hospital. nation and co-operating' so well in this national achievement. This is very un-
Warning the Civil Service Associa- like the Dominica opposition which seeks only to upset the affairs of this territory.
tion, the Minister of Trade and Produc
tion deplored the Minister of Trade and roducwhich May God bless this new nation of Trinidad and Tobago "Righteouness exal-
they hadeplored published discourtesy with which teth, but sin is a reproach to any people".
they had published their views on the A particular clause submittedin the Service memorandum for the Little Eight
White Paper, saying that it was prope Federation was shocking and disgraceful. Perhaps the charges made on them
formthem to forward their view to and their attitude speak for themselves. "That the Ministerial System should be
Government, but not to treat the mtt done away with and replaced by Departmental Heads of State" is another form of
inhe Ho Mi Mr. E.O.c colonialism. There would be no one to champion the cause of the people. Such
The Hn. ChiefMinister, Mr. .O. heads of state would be laws or "Lords" unto themselves.
LeBlanc, then gave a laconic resume of Could you imagine civil servants from the territories negotiating with Minis-
the white paper, clarifying points mide
the white paper clarifyHeg points public te, elected representatives of the people, in matters of trade or any other political is-
Sprevious speakers. sues If the Head of Departments' want to be policy-makers will they be prepared
they could obtain copies free of charge
they could obtain copies free of charge to give -an account of their stewardship to the electorate at the end of five years
fro the Pubic Relations er. e The civil servants have allowed their underlying sinister motives to rob them of
also explainedtha he ws not responsi- much of their discretion. This clause has an offensive smell on.those civilservant
-ble for the appointment of the new wh agreed on i .
deputy Fire Chif- t was thejob Perhaps the Enquiry is an embarrassment for sone of them.' I wish to remind the
of the Public Service Commission. Government that while a' member of the party I always advocated an enquiry in-
However, he was only interested in to the reglariti.of Government expenditure. It was all this that amounted to
persons who ..Lie ab t.l i .. a od | ,b. n) Jdsmtisal. But I wish to congratulate them, however, for being able to appre-
and refuted the ,u0c1n 1 ith i c ,..re -i'I .cj, ic, however late.
-no-... .. .. ..Ld ,Ir -r u, e t or tr ,A
Supposing',,. ih .J J,:...ti di l.amm- n. minaking tihngs difficult for the civil servants! .- advocate such a change
deported evey welhstab lshed Dobnt- must .llJ.e bat .'ere it not for the Ministerial Sysem most of them would not be in
can in Trinidad, what would be the such p,,.k e Pinons.
outcome' w The Civil Se,.n., behave even more opposite than recognized D.U.P.P.
The meeting was chaired by the oppostiol inEthe Legislature, for while they advocate abolishing the Miiniserial Sy.
Party s membership secretary,Mrs. Mabl stem, the opposition suggests reducing Ministers to two. What a contrast! T. will
James. leave this' issu .foi' fureicr discussion in another article. '
SOn thle qui.suon ol the Enquiry sincerely hope that Government will uphold
all the recommendations which will be submitted by the commissioners in their re-
port, for it is frequently said that nothing comes out of any enquiries held in this
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS territory. If there is a repetition of the old story, I can only say that it is a waste
FOR SALE of time and money. This reluctance of governments to implement recommenda-
tions submirted has been responsible for much of the political and economical in-
SPECIAL OFFER FOR AUGUST stability in this territory.
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Will remain open during
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Aug, 18-Oct. 6;

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Salary according to qualifications and
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Aug. 25-Sept. 8 __
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UJIJ IllUIU I- U Ull0 h
The Dominica Junior Chamber of
Commerce wishes to remind all interested
persons that the Island-Wide Music
Festival is due to commence on Satur-
day, 22nd September, 1962. The closing
J- UK r_ .. i g i a

rUK SALl ate Ior Registration in Saturday,
I September 1962.
1 Austin Bus No. 1104 in Good condition We, therefore, appeal to all inter
Apply: persons, Musicians, Vocalists, Ch
R, E. PHILLIP etc, to support a worthy project
Marigot participating is our First Music Fesi
sept. 1-15 ___ Canon Gets Wedding Pres
All those lands measuring 8599,5 Canon and Mrs, Lane were prese
-ilare feetwith a suitable a 2 Canon and Mrs, Lane were prese
j.'-uare feet with a suitable 2-family by the Anglican Community ofD
el'iil House thereon situate in King ay withe wedding present of a
liforge V Street-The Property of MRS. ica with a wedding present of a ca
JESSIE GARRAWAY. of silver, last week. Inaddition they re
Apply to:- ed a beautiful silver salver from men
Apply t- of the choir. Mrs. Lane returned to
MARCUS A. SAMUEL, gland the next day in order to corn
Cherry Lodge Hotel her assignment as lecturer at Dur
Sept. 1--8 University.



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Adult Education Classes Start Monday
The first of a series of lectures by the newly arrived Rresident Tutor for Extra-
Mural Studies (U. W. I. ), Dr. Elizabeth Muller, starts on Monday at the Dom-
inica Grammar School. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays and
the first series of lectures will be as follows:-
Mondays 4.30-5.30 p.m Infant Psychology
starting 5.30-6.30 Methods of Foreign Language Teaching
Sept. To 8.- -9.0 Social Studies
Wednesday 4.30-5.30 Methods of Adult Education
starting 5.30 -6.30 Youth Leadership Training
Sept. 12 8.0 -9.0 Mass Education.
The registration fee for each of the six.courses is $3.00 for the term.
In the case of the Youth Leadership Training Course the fee is $2.oo for
Youth Leaders still students or school pupils. Interested persons must register at the
Department of Extra-Mural Studies at the Education Department on or before
Monday ioth September.
The Minister for Labour and Social Services urges members of the public to
take advantage of these courses: teachers in junior schools, social workers, youth
leaders and all concerned with education are especially asked to register and keep
up a good attendance.
The Government Information Service release will be printed in full in our next

Au Revoir To Six Teachers
"Let holy Charity mine outward gesture be,
And lowliness become mine inner clothing;
',,True lowliness of heart,
Which takes the humble part
And over its shortcomings weeps with loathing."
These were given as a guide by the Minister of Labour and Social
Services, Hon, W. S. Stevens, to six teachers who are departing to the U.K. to
take up bursaries awarded to them at English universities. The occasion was at
a small meeting i" the Fducati- i Department Library on Tuesday afternoon thi
week: other location Officer, Dr. Mtv'er:iRfidenr U. W. I.
Extra-mur.al uto, .nemuers ot the haucauon yair... ..
teachers from the Roseau Area.
In addressing the teachers the Minister congratulated them and stated that he
agreed perfectly with the Student's Selection Committee's choice, "Regard your-
selves as special emissaries of goodwill and fellowship from the little territory of
Dominica to the U.K." he said, and asked them to avoid pompous attitudes and
to cultivate the spirit of modesty and humihy. He also -pointed out that they
would have tc adjust themselves to a new environment without losing their identity
and urged them to make the fullest use of the opportunities offered by an affluent
society, returning better equipped for service to their own people.
Mr. O.A.Walker, Mr. B.O. Robinson and Mrs. Agatha Robinson also gave
the departing teachers words of advice and encouragement, drawing from their
personal experiences in the U.K' Mr. A. Benjamin, Mrs. Miriam Phillip and
Miss Roma Jervis replied on behalf of the teachers, and assured all present that
they- took their ambassadorial position seriously.

International Agricultural
Unionist Lectures

"Co-operate and work collectively so that your employer must admit your
power," Was the keynote of an educational lecture on Monday night at the H.Q
of the Dominica Trade Union. The speaker was Brother H.O. Thompson,
Caribbean Representative of the International Federation of Plantation, Agricultural,
and Allied Workers (IFPAw).
He stressed that the business or farm employer seldom if ever wished to im-
prove the lot of his'workers and only did so under pressure-organised pressure from
Trade Unions- -yet the wealth and progress of any country depended on its working
class and good work would never be obtained if the worker did not receive fair
wages and good conditions of work.
Mr. Thompson told the workers to look out to see that no member of the
employer class tried to seize power in their union, by persuading them to vote eith-
er individually or as a union for candidates who were not in sympathy with the
aims of the workers; his actions when in power would be detrimental to
the workers' progress and he would possess all the benefit. And, he added
"do not let sentiment dominate your thinking when giving your political vote".
H.O. Thompson left Tuesday for Antigua, where he will give similar talks
on Trade Unionism. He is expected to return to Dominica in October. About
one hundred persons listened to the talk, not all of them members of the D.T.U,
which now lists 371 financial iiiembers in the Roseau district, although the books
show 815 "paying" members.



Mr. Antoine Karam, well-known merchant of Roseau, departed this life on
the 3oth August, at the age of 67.
Mr. Karam first came to Dominica in 1916 from his birthplace in the Leba-
non. For several years he traded in Dominica and Guadeloupe until he founded the
business of E.A.L. Georges in 1923. Mr. Karam was a member of the Dominica
Chamber of Commerce but in the last two years has not taken an active part due
to ill-health.
Three sons, Manrice, George and Ayoub, one daughter, Marie, and twenty
grandchildren mourn their loss. The funeral service at the C:thedral was conducted
by Rev. Fr, Huysmans, supported by Frs. Jolly and Michelbrink,
Criminals Strike Again Dn f voiIna i

After three unsuccessful attempts at
burglary recently, thieves have at last
met with success. Shillingford's Ga-
rage, the Government Marketing Depot
and the Coca-Cola Factory have all
been raided in the past few weeks- in
the last of these they used explosives in
an unsuccessful attempt to open the safe.
Ip the early hours of Thursday morn-
ing they jemmied the hasp and staple off
the door offDelsol's Grocery in Federa-
tion Drive and helped themselves to a
nice haul.of liquor, beer and tinned
goods, retreating with their swag through
the back door. Mr. Louis Delsol told
our reporter that his loss amounted to
over $300-and he is not insured against
theft. He also commented that- nerally
L.creUl" in _.Ay ,u n ume
police conce.. solving these bur-
glaries instead of bothering motorists!
It is believed that the police have a
clue as to the criminals responsible and
arrests are'expected soon.
Person In The News
ucation Adviser has been appointed
UNEsco Adviser on Education to
Ethiopia.. *Dr. D. C. SHILLINGFORD
back from a wHo Fellowship course at
Toronto University, is now Dominica's
first Public Health M 0. FAMED
poet, e.e. cummings, died of a stroke
aged 67 West Indian novelist John
Hearne has been appointed staff tutor
(temp). Extra-Mural U,W.I.*


The St. Alphonsus Credit Union,
which serves Pottersville, Goodwill and
Cockrane. is planning a tenth annivers-.
ary celebration for the week of 14 to 21
October. Comic cricket matches on the
Goodwill Savannah, picnics and Ama-
teur Night will be features of the occas-
ion and .members wishing to take part
in the latter are invited to register their
names at the Society's Office.
There will le a requiem High Mass
at the Pottersville Church during the
week for the souls of deceased members.

uunll01111 ITUplU

..at discussions btrween !.General de
Gaulle and Dr. Adenauer: Common
f. at the British Labour Party Con-
erence, Scarborough: Common Market.
... on the agenda for the African
Prime Ministers' Conference, Lagos:
Common Market.
... at the Trades Union Conference,
(U.K.): Common Market.
... at the Commonwealth Prime
Minister's Conference: Common

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Banana Growers are notified that there will be NO RECEPT-
ion at ROSEAU and WEST COASTAL STATIONS during the week
commencing 9th September, 1962,
Growers are further warned that the ROSEAU and COASTAL
RECEPTION is subject to change from weekly to fortnightly
and, therefore, they should on no account anticipate cutting
\ notices but should await their announcement by the Associa-
C tion before cutting bananas,
Ag. Genera! Manager
.5th September, 1962.

Saiuday, Sept. 8 le162