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FREEDOM FROM WANT
FREEDOM FROM FEAR
(For the General Welfare of the People of Dominica, fhe further alvancemen; or the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole)
ESTABLISHED 1955 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1962 PRICE 100
JAGAN'S CURRENCY BLOCKADE RULED INVALID
B.G. Independence Conference Next Month
British Guiana's Premier Cheddi Jagan received "a slap in
the face" (in his absence at the Commonwealth Prime Minister's
Conference in London) this week whe:i Judle Adrian Date of
the B. G. Supreme Court ruled "invalid and unconstitutional"
the government's ten-month old restriction on the outflow of
money from British Guiana. The ruling was mlde on the ap-
plication of Opposition United Force leader Peter D'Aguiar for
a judicial interpretation of the exchange control regulations
Mr. Justice Date found that the P. M.s and E. C. M.
Order constituted a unilateral violation
of th'e currency agreement between the 'As had been forecast, little in the way
Eastern Group Carribbean Territories: ofoutright decision was arrived at durii'g'
he also ruled that Governor Sir Ralph the fen day Commonwealth Prime Min-'
Gray and Minister of Finance Charles sister's Conference at Marlborough House.
Ramkissoon Jacob "had acted unlaw- It was a time for the putting forwadthe
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Postman's Strike Ends
?Meanwhilc it; was 'announced on
Wednesday from Georgetown that the
'strike of Postal and Telecoimmnica,
tions Workers was over after a nine-day
mourning exercise for the postman
murdered by an armed gang two weeks
ago on a lonely country road. The
Union, wanted rural district postman
to be armed but have agreed to abide
by the findings of a committee to con-
sider the overall question of adequate
Constitution Talks In October
In London, Premier Jagan stayed
on in order to 'discuss proposals for
the postponed Constitutional Confer-
ence and it was announce late on
Thursday that a date has been fixed
for the talks to be held on October 21.
The ruling People's Progressive Party
have already agreed a draft constitution
with some novel features -- most of
which are strongly challenged by the
opposition parties, Forbes Burnham's
P. N. C. and D'Aguiar's U. P.
Religious Troubles Too
Further troubles piled up in Jagan's
absence when on Tuesday night the
British.Guiana Islamic Faith Defenders
staged a seven-hour demonstration in
Georgetown saying that their religious
freedom had been violated by the P. P.
P. Chairman, Senator Mooneer Khan,
Chairman of the B. G. Rice-Marketing
Board. The Muslim Indians have
the event the Dominion and Common-
wealth Prime Ministers were unable to
shake the resolve of the U. K. to go
ahead and were forced to give Alacmil-
lan the green lighr.
It would appear that, if anything,
Britain's hand has been thus strengthened
in its negotiations with the European.
Economic Community. An outstand-
ing figure at the conference was President
Ayub Khan ofthe Republic of Pakistan,
who came forward with proposals for
joint meetings between E. C. M. leaders
and Commonwealth leaders and later
succeeded in holding talks with M.
Spaak and other European heads ofstate.
One thing which was made clear to
all non-European countries was that Ass-
ociated Overseas Territory status was the
only hope for those countries who wished
some preference for their products in the
Fisheries Scheme Gets O, K.
The Secretary of State has approved
the Fisheries Scheme with a grant of
7,423 for assistance including the
purchase of a Land Rover for the Fishe-
ries Officer. A loan has also been grant-
ed of 7,292 which will oe used most-
ly for the purchase of about 50 outboard
motors; these will be sold by hire-pur-
chase to fishermen through the Co-opera-
tives, and, being, cheap to run and easy
on maintenance, should improve pros-
pects of a rich fish-harvest in the near
future. It is proposed, also to set up a
small mechanical workshop for the
maintenance of the outboards.
hitherto supported the P. P. P. along
with their Hindu brethren. (CP)
FRENCH CLUB FELICITATED
At the close of a sparkling second meeting of the Cercle
Francais of Dominica, tape-recorded tributes were played to an
attentive gathering (which included several new members) by
Professor Pierre Lucette of Martinique, who had journeyed to
Dominica for the specialpurpose.
The first message was from the Bri-
:ish Consul. in Martinique Mr. Guy
Devaux, who expresses his, approval and
delight at the foundation of the French
Club; the second was from Mr. Oliver
Norris, Dominican-born teacher now
residing' in Martinique (graduate of.
U.W.I.), who inan impeccably dc-
livered address spoke of how much the'
Club meant to him' -nd Dominica,
" U r_, ...rrTT i IL ... [C. S .,..urny,
and telling of the formation of a
maternal club, to be called "The
Dominica Lovers Club" in the neigh-
bouring, French Island of Martinique.
Finally, a most interesting contribu-
tion was made by the famous Mayor
of Fort de France, poet and politician
Aim- Cesaire, whose works have been-
translated into 17 languages. Monsieur
Cesaire, interviewed at the Airport by
Monsieur Lucette before leaving for
Paris, answered two questions against
a difficult background of dogs barking
and airport noises. The first subject
was his opinion of the formation of
Dominica's Cercle Francais. Mon-
sieue Cesaire said, in brief, that the
news was most exciting. He said that
at his age and with his experience he
could still be taught many things, and
M. Lucette had added to his knowledge.
What an abnomal situation, he contin-
ued, for two islands so close together to
have maintained such an isolationist
attitude! This was the first good news
in such a connection that he had re-
ceived, ,and it made him very
happy. He had received infor-
mation o f Dominica's rich store
of folklore, of the kindness and
courtesy of her inhabitants, and other
pleasing matters. He hoped that
Dominicans would come over to Mar-
tinique in large numbers and get to
know his people personally. He would
dp everything possible to encourage this
The second question put to Monsieur
Cesaire by M. Lucette related to his
views on the present situation in Marti-
nique. M. Cesaire said that the great
Barbadian writer Lamming has used
he title "The 'Fortunate Islands"' for
one of his books. Martinique might
be considered a fortunate island, an
"island in the sun", but she had many
problems. Of late years his home
island had succeeded in overcoming
some disabilities; her condition was
considerably ameliorated in .comparison
i Ih the past, and she v. j in laiu sUde,
b in *--.i... I-- ^ i q I .- .. 1 ...t l tl -r u
greatest problems of Martinique wag a
demographic one: "population explo-
sion." The population of this small
land was increasing at a ,great pace:
The second great problem concerned
the workers: how to improve theirecon
omic state and to raise industrial produc-
tivity at the same time, He realised
that certain reforms were still "badly
Concluding a brilliant and fast mov-
ing speech, M. Cesaire said: "If our
problems in Martinique and Dominica
are not exactly the same, we can still
learn from each other, and help each
The meeting, held at Government
House through the courtesy of the Club's
Patron, H. H. The Administrator. had
previously elected two student members
to the Council, Miss Yvette Grell of
the Convent High School, aid Mr.
EdmundDarroux of the Dominica
Grammar School. It was decided' to
admit one student member from St.
Mary's Academy and one from the
Wesley High School as observer mem-
bers of the Council at a later date.
Other new members who received a
hearty welcome from the Ccrcle Francais
included Mr. Charles Bully, Superin-
tendent Cousins, and Mr. Thomas, and
Mr: Bruneaux L'homme, all df whom
made brief speeches expressing their
interest in the Club.
Mr. Eugene Marie Clair a French
man now residing in Dominicr. con
gratulated the members on the formation
of a French Club and suggested that a
constructing organisation be formed in
Dominica to build houses, which would
(Continued on p. 10)
PAGE TWO DOMINIGA. HERALD SATU1U~AZ S~PTEMB~ 22, 1962
Jamaica, Trinidad And
Tobago Get U.N. Mem-
United Nations, September 13 -
The Security Council has unanimous-
ly recommended the newly-independent
Caribbean nations of Trinidad and To-
bago and Jamaica for U N. member-
The eleven-member Council approv-
ed two resolutions jointly sponsored by
the United Kingdom and Ghana.
Nations are admitted to the U.N. by
the General Assembly on the recommen-
Sdation of the Security Council.
Council members generally welcomed
the independence of the new states
and paid tribute to the United King-
dom for its role in leading them to inde-
pendence. Delegates also welcomed
the islands to the fainmy of nations.
The three nations of the Americas re-
presented on the Council- venezuela?
'Chile and the United States -parti-
cularly welcomed the independence and
bid for U.N. membership of the two
.states in the Western Hemisphere.
U.N. Ambassador Adlai E. Steven-
son emphasized that "both these new
nations and the United Kingdom, it
seems to us, deserve the highest praise for
the careful, deliberate planning which
prepared :the way for independence,
Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago en-
ter the family of nations equipped with
mature aid robtistpolitical ib,iimjrir,
which should serve them well."
Dominican Wed In
Miss Beulah Edwards (Woman
Police) daughter ofM. Elderfield Wel-
'don Edwards and the late Mrs. Manuella
George allofDominica and Mr. Errol
Bowen (Fireman) son of Mr. & Mrs.
Ebgert Bowen of Ste. Madeleine, Trin-
idad were married at St. Paul's Church,
San Fernando on Sunday afternoon the
9th Sept., 1962 at 3.45-
The bride was given away by her
father Mr. E.W. Edwards. She wore
a gown of Chantilly lace and brocade
satin. The shirt was shaped in front
with embossed chiffon, while
the cathedral train fell to
form a bustle effect, Her fingertip veil
was held in place by a pearl and diam-
ante tiara and she carried a bouquet of
tuberoses and Eucharist lilies. Her jew-
elry consisted of a diamante set.
Chief bridesmaid, Miss J. Langlaise,
wore lemon peau-de-soie with a well
shaped skirt and blue accessories. The
reception was held at the Bridegroom's
parent's home where' over 15o people
attended including "Woman Police"
Miss E. Lecointe of the Dominica
Police Force who came for the occasion,
'The toast was given by the Bride's father
Mr. Elderfield W. Edwards who it will b
remembered was in Dominica in Decem-
ber last year for a six weeks visit. Thi
married couple left for Mayaro on their
Deaf Children Learn
Sir Alexander and Lady Ewing,
heads of Manchester University's De-
partment of Audiology and Education
of the Deaf, told scientists of many lands
in conference at the British Association
Meeting in Manchester of revolutionary
new British techniques in teaching deaf
children to speak.
The new equipment could be used in the
home. To overcome psychological
obstacles, common in deaf babies, par-
ents were taught that everyday sounds
must be associated with movement until
the child was accustomed to hearing and
would look for the source of sound.
Sir Alexander Ewing told the B.I.S.
science correspondent that deafness in
children was common the world over -
in the Far East and Africa as well as in
Europe and the West. But children
were seldom completely deaf and almost
never dumb, he stressed. Dumbness was
almost always due to the fact tnat the
child had never heard the sounds it could
make or had never been able to associate
them with its will. Children taught to
speak with hearing aids could, it was
hoped, take their place in normal schools.
But they were liable to suffer handicaps
through poor; acoustics .and noise in
classrooms, and the limitations of hearing
Pan American Sanitary
Health Officials attending the I6th
quadrennial. Pan American Sanitary
Conference were told that their nations
"can have no more productive capital
than healthy, active, literate human
beings fully capable of creating, produc-
ing, and consuming."
In carrying out projects to improve
the health of their citizens therefore, the
American governments are "investing
their money, not spending it", Dr.
Abraham Horwitz said to the officials.
Dr. Horwitz is Director of the Pan
American Sanitary Bureau, Regional
Office for the Americas of the World
Health Organisation, whose organisation
,assisted the American countries in car-
rying out 307 health projects in all of
their lands last year.
In presenting his organisation's
annual report for 1961, Dr. Horwitz
said the relationship between health and
economic development formed the basis
of the 'most significant event of 1961"
for hemisphere health, the Charter of
Punta del Este.
Some of the highlights cited in his
Some Io million hemisphere citizens
Share now living in areas where malaria
has been eradicated, and some 90 mil-
I lion more where eradication programmes
Share in progress. Over Ioo million were
r at risk originally.
S 'A drop. by some 2,289 in the num-
Sber of tuberculosis cases reported. In
e 1960, there were 178,212 reported cases,
r but 180,5o1 of them in 1959.
A reduction in the incidence of the
infectious forms of yaws in Haiti, once
the hemisphere's main focus of the
disease, to 1.3 per 100,000 population.
During 1960, the rate was 30 cases
A 38 per cent rise in the producing
of Incaparina to 87.2 metric tons during
1961. Incaparina is a low cost vegeta-
ble protein used to fight calorie-protein
malnutrition in children. A 75-gram
package that retails for four, cents pro-
vides all the protein needed by a child
daily. It was developed by the Institute
of Nutrition of Central America and
Panama in Guatemala City.
Guatemala and El Salvador are
making the product, but six other
countries- -Colombia, Honduras, Mexi-
co, Nicaragua, the United Nations, and
Venezuela-have also been licensed to
Over io million city dwelling Latin
Americans will benefit by programmes
underway for construction of new water
and sewer systems. The systems are
being financed out of loans made last
year totalling $65 million from the
Inter-American Development Bank,
and $o1 million from the Export-Import
Bank. In addition, the hemisphere
governments put up $47 million toward
The number of hemisphere govern.
ments carrying out special expanded
programmes to raise the nutritional levels
in the diets of their rural citizens increased
to ii during 1961, according to Pan
Americah Sanitary Bureau experts.
teach families living in rural areas, where
under-nourishment is most severe, better
eating habits, and also how to grow
foods that will improve their daily fare.
Begun so far this year are five new
programmes in 'Honduras, Panama,
British Guiana, plus the islands of St.
Kitts, St. Lucia and Trinidad. Also,
Brazil, Colombia and Paraguay extended
their projects. Plans are in hand for
"This means a totalofg9 projects are
in progress in 16 countries or territories"
of the Americas the experts point out.
And they add that "almost all the
Latin American countries, and many of
the Caribbean islands of the West
Indies may have such programmes ...
in a year or two."
Notice Of Application
For Liquor Licences
To the Magistrate District "G
& the Chief of Police
I Francis D. Benjamin now residing
at Bataca Parish of St. Andrew do here-
by give you notice that it is my intention
to apply at the Magistrate's Court to be
held at Portsmouth on Tuesday the 2nd
day of October 1962, ensuing for a re-
tail LIQUOR LICENCE in respect of
my premises at Bataca Parish of St.
Dated the 12th day of September 1962
FRANCIS D. BENJAMIN
To the Magistrate District "E"
& the Chief of Police
I EZEKIEL ERNEST now residing
at Layou Parish of Sr. Joseph do here
by give you notice that it is my intention
to apply at the Magistrate's Court to be
held at Roseau, on Tuesday, the znd day
of October 1962 ensuing for a retail
LIQUOR LICENCE in respect of
my premises at Layou Parish of St.
Dated the 1st day of Sept, 1962
To the Magistrate District "E'
& the Chiefof Police
I JAMES TIMOTHY now resid-
ing at Roseau Parish of St. George do
-h-rlby git e you notice that it is my in-
tion to apply at the Magistrate's Court
to be held at Roseau on Tuesday the 2nd
day of October 1962 ensuing for a re-
tail LIQUOR LICENCE in respect
of my premises at (House No. 23 1 Shop
Lane) Goodwill Parish of St. George
Dated the 7th day of September 1962
Two Soviet literary figures expressed
scepticism recently about a report that
the government plans to lift the ban on
the late Boris Pasternak's novel "Doctor
St. Mary's Academy announces an Entrance Examin-
ation to be given at St. Mary's Saturday 13 October 1962
at 9.00 a.m. Candidates should have birth certificates
writing implements and a ruler.
Bro. DENNIS P. SULLIVAN
St. Mary's Academy
Sept. 27-29, Oct. 6
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1962
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W. German Youth && Politics
(from the Hannoversche Allgemeine)
Young people should take an interest in politics, so that there will be good
future politicians. Democracy requires this, and the politicians we now have
are all too old," a sixteen-year-old girl said self-confidently. Her seventeen year-
old class mate said "There should be more protests, more demonstrations, and
one must write letters to the authorities and deputies,"
Are such statements characteristic of the young generation of this country?
It is known that there are other views, too, which are held by the future voters,
such as "one man alone has no chance," "it is better that one man tells the others
what to." And there is the rather stupid reaction of young girls "I shall leave
that to my future husband." But shyness, indifference and laxness are no longer
widespread among young people. This, at any rate, is the view of Professor
SWalter Jaide (Hanover) who has investigated the political attitudes of young
people in 'this country (Germany) and has arrived at the following results, with-
out falling into the pitfalls of exaggerated generalization:-
(1) Youth cannot be characterized as a "count-me-out" generation.
(2) Most young people are non-conformists. They show little taste or sus-
ceptibility for any credulous "mass thinking", in terms of hackneyed phrases or
demagogical slogans or silly sensational exaggerations. Mere criticism of the
past or any didactic rejection of anything is lost upon them. They want to be
given reasons and good arguments.
(3) All'young people reject the idea of joining a party (including trade un-
ions), they want to be independent; and are dead against loyalty to any one party,
they want to be free to decide differently in each election. The reasons for this
they state to be: contempt of professional politicians, of bureaucracy and the wh:it
they call, non-democratic faction-blocs in the (Germad) Parliament.
(4) A majority of the young generation knows that they' depend on their
own nation, and that they owe a feeling of responsibility and commitment to it.
These young people know that patriotism can be abused, and that nationalism is
a fading thiig; that supranational organization 'are necessary. Yet,' they feel
genuine'attachment to their country..
,Professor Jaide rejects all generalizations;: In contrast to-opinion poll, his
research results are not expressed in statistical htguri. The disaster into which
Germany and the world have been led-by the National Socialists is fully realized
by all young people in this country. Only very few just ake do hv rpi,- ..r;
Natibnai socialism. any- criticize the olfer getieration, isyig that Hier
could not have been the only criminal, as after all a whole nation has been de-
ceived by him. A good many must have elected him, and must have- followed
him, they say. Some other characteristic views are these:- "We should like to
kna~I the truth, not only rejection of the systems." "One should be unpreju-
diced about the whole thing, my parents are not able to, and our teachers appear
to Be:awkward about teaching .such things."
Thus these young people look for the reasons that can explain the terrible
phenomenon of Hitler and National Socialism; they appear to find just that ex-
planation, 'in their views, in the weakness of the Weimar Republic, the five mill-
ion unemployed, and the reparation demands 'of the allies at that"time. 'It is true
that the autobahns had been built then, and that there were no young hooligans
then: Some young people appear to admire Bimarck; to them he is a kind of,
Emperor Barbarossa: and because he was more of "iron" than the Federal Gov-
ernment now. One young man said "I would rather have Bismarck govern us
now, because he would skilfully steer through the East and West conflict". The
.last Emperor was liked by very few, because he was so -'chique and snappy."
Nearly all of them wholeheartedly support democracy. They rather accept
the fact that many measures take a much longer time to achieve in a democracy:
."Let us rather accept the small weaknessess of a democracy" they say, "than run
the risk of great mistakes and terrible characteristics of a dictatorship."
DOMINICA BANANA GROWERS ASSOCIATION
'It is notified for the information of ban'nna growers that the
U.K. Green Boat Price has risen to 70, 15s. Od; per ton as from
17th September, 1962. Until further increase the price payable,
will be as folows:-
At Reception Stations 5,40 per ib.
At Northern District Buying Points 4,680 per lb.
At Southern District Buying Points 4,8, per lb
Growers who quality for Incentive Bonus will receive an
additional .250 per t,
18th September, 1962-
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD
J. P, BRUNEY
Ag. General Manager
Britislf Sugar Board
Britain's Sugar Board, which buys the
country's sugar under the Common-
wealth Preference Agreement and resells
it to private traders at open market prices
incurred an "exceptionally heavy deficit
on trading" in the year ended 3oth June
last as a result of exceptionally low world
SThis was disclosed in the 5th Annual
Report of the sugar Board published in
Lqndon today. The report will now be
presented by the Minister of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food, to Parliament. ,
iWorld market prices during the year
were once more below the levels guaran-
teed to Commonwealth and' home
:producers and, accordingly; as is the
normal position under the. '1956 Sugar
Act the Board ,and the British Sugar
Corporation Limited incurred consider-
able deficits on their saks of sugars
In fact, reports the Board, the world
price, averaging at 23.s.6d (WI $5.640)
per hundredweight c, i. f., U. ,K., was
barely half the price the Board had to
pay for Commonwealth sugar.
A recovery in prices towards the end
of the year under review has been main.
tainted but arrived'too late to prevent an
increase in the Board's. overall 'deficit.
The Board's losses on trading during
the year amounted to 40,250,000
(WI $193,200,000) on r,700,000 tons
of Commonwealth and South African
sugar costing 75,000,000 (WI $360,
The report continues: "Net r:ceip:s
of surcharge collected during. 'the year
amounted to some ,58,250zoooT (WI
$279,600,000) and after, meeting the
cost of interest and the expenses of the
(Continued on p. i)
IF YOU'RE OVER 40
All men and women past the age of 40 must
undergo a general disturbance of the glands and
hormone output. 'Middle-aged nerves' cause
depression, irritability, sleeplessness, worry,
brain-fag, and general weakness. If you are
over 40, don't let. your nerves grow old. Take
Nutrophos, the carefully balanced elixir of
Thiamin (known as-the 'nerve vitamin'or 'age-
fighting vitamin') an .Phosphates. Nutrophos
is food for the'nerves. It nourishes your glaiids,
inuscles and vital organs. It will give you
s tro s' idv. arplday rl n-prpr _t i uyill 'rrtn a _
you even-tempered in times of stress. It will
make you eat well, sleep well, feel well,
THE NERVE TONIC
makes you eat well, sleep well, feel well
1 *'. *-
SATURDAY SEP IFMBER, 22, t962,
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1962
J WMINICA HERALD
SIAT I(1 i i 7 1 A
SU SC R IPT IONS
Yerly Town : $5.01. Country $6.00
Overseas: $7.50. Single Copies: 109
Advertisements at lieaonable Rates.
MRS. PHYLLIS SHANI) ALLFREY, Editor.
Put' lhec at the HERALD PRINERY, 31 New Street, Roaeau, Dominica, W.I.
All subscriptions and other payments must be made at the above
address to J. MAROARTSON CHARLiS,-Manager-PPopriefor
ROSEAU. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 1962
TIME FOR SOLIDARITY
NLY now have some people in the Leeward and Windward Is-
lands begun to realise how acutely the break-up of the old
Federation may affect them. They have been rent and riven,
not only by secessionist moves of Jamaica, and Trinidad, but by
stresses and strains within themselves. The powerful have come
to the aid of their potential adherents: Trinidad sent a formid-
able galaxy of "election tourists" up to join in the Grenadian
contest. The defeated Mr. Gairy might have attracted much
moral support from other members of the Little Eight, had not
his own fiscal morality been questioned. Few people will fight
for a cause which may put them ethically in the wrong. That
The Grenada election was as exciting as a race-meeting,
and more prolonged. The crowds, who were more than mere
race-growers, being directly involved, behaved excellently. There
--mesOmiteelemeints of mvsteryin the battle, and the issues be-
came befogged. But there is no mystery aoout tuc uL.Lom no.7
It is a victory for Administrator Lloyd and could be a victory
for Greater Trinidad. In some circles it has been lamented as a
defeat for the Eight, who may be reduced to Seven.
At aiy rate, if there was ever a time for solidarity of the
citizenry of the small islands, this is the hour. Readers will see
from the article written by a young Dominican resident in New
York how sensitive our people abroad are to our future fate.
They believe in us, but do we believe in ourselves? Let us ad-
mit that we have been deserted right and left and are beleaguered
by obstacles which appear to the faint-hearted as virtually insur-
mountable. But the finest deeds in history out of which the
bravest national spirit has sprung, have been done by those who
faced cruel loss and imminent disaster, like the English at Agin-
court in 1415, when 9,ooo men defeated 60,000, or at Dunkirk
in 1940 when tiny vessels rescued an army under blistering bom-
bardment. Near annihilation can be turned into epic triumph.
We are in a bad, if not a desperate, position. How can
we call upon our poverty-stricken peoples to sacrifice for the
cause of national unity, when insular trends are so strong? Now
is the time for the great nations Britain (who has so far been
cautious), Canada, the United States, France and the Common
wealth -- to help us implement our expressed will to achieve a
viable independence and create a versatile, happy little nation
out of this circlet of islands.
We appeal to these friends to support rather than to hinder
us in a brave endeavour, and not to force us into alignments
which are not sympathetic to our natures. But first let us small
islanders be loyal to each other. By all' means let each island
move fast to put its own house in order; but if there was ever an
hour for solidarity within and for generosity from without, this
is it. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of
the small islands.
Correspondents a e asked to submit their fnll names and addresses as a guar-
anted if good faith, but not necessarily for publication. Letters should be as short
as possible Controversial political letters will not be published anonymously.
Scofts Head Resort
Sir,--Reading your last Saturday's
issue a letter signed "Ex Villager" about
Scotts Heads I made it a duty to go and
visit the place.
Firstly, I was surprised to find out
that the P. W. Dept. had gone in so
much inland with that road, as we were
told at first that they were going to build
it all along the coast and I contend that
the old South Chiltern road would have
cost them less to build than this and
when the matter of compensation for
damaged property will present itself, the
cost won't be a small one, I am sure.
Now to Scotts Head-it was the same
Scotts Head I knew long ago, except a
couple of modern buildings, but no
conveniences of any sort; no water of any
consequence except a few buckets you
see around a standpipe, giving one the
feeling that there must be water there.
I .understand that there was or is a
representative of the W. H. 0. living
at Portsmonth, why not consult him and
try to get some more water You cannot
get effective sanitation without water,
and if there is a place that calls for sani-
tary attention, its this one-and it is so
close to town besides -just 45 minutes
normal driving-lovely beach, crystal
clear water, nicetmhiperatiure amni-ta-
abandoned I ! Isn't it a shame:
SThere is one thing that, however,
struck me forcibly & which Govt. should
look into with little delay, is 'that area
where the manchineel trees were cut down
to make a clear run for the planes when
they called in at Soufriere. Well those
trees have grown back luxurianly, and
woe betide the poor "unfortunate" whose
skin gets in contact with a broken branch.
I was told that not very long ago some
French ship or the other came there and
landed some sailors with tents & other
things; presumably to stay over for a few
days; but by next morning they had to
de-camp so as to save their skins. Ru-
mour has it that Govt. intends to make
there a "bathing resort", but with these
conditions as aforementioned it wil be
a "damaging" advertisement for unless
some quick measure isn't applied imme.
diately to save us from the 'menace
just allow some Tourist or stranger to
get stung by those trees & Scotts Head
will be buried in oblivion.
Thinking you for space
A FRIEND OF SCOTTS HEAD
A Wife Writes
Dear Sir,- Being the wife of a
Senior Civil Servant, I write instead of
my husband, since he is a person kho
strictly observes rules and decorum.
Let me assure you that not all Civil Ser-
vants in Dominica agree with the state-
ments of the C, S. A. There is a small
clique trying to "make noise" and poli-
tics out of every little thing. Some of
us wives of Civil Servants do not like
this business. If our husbands were to
follow the present line of C. S. A. it
would be asking to have their heads
chopped off or jobs put in danger every
time the Government changed hands;
besides, as you have pointed out, there
is the question of loyalty.
As far as I can see, the HERALD has
never said that Civil Servants cannot
associate together and look after their
own conditions of service. That is as
far as my husband and many other good
Civil Servants are prepared to go. You
are right and this group in C. S. A. is
wrong. I ask you please to delete my
name and address.
Sir, -: In "Through The Looking
Glass" by "Alice" of the HERALD of
Sept. 8, the following appeared;
,"Another 'Seeming Injustice' was
pointed out to us the other day. A
certain estate ower in the North bought
a Caterpillar bulldozer. He was warn-
ed that if he does any work for any
other estate owner or hires the machine
out in any way, he'll be charged some
$6,000 duty which was waived when
he imported it, by, virtue that the
machine would be used solely for agri-
culture. 77 ..........-- -B'va-
the facts are misrepresented and the
whole affair isa ghastly mistake .,..."
SThe above is ridiculously inaccurate
as duty of $6,247.58 was paid before
permission was given for delivery.
It is in my opinion an injustice, to
the Public as a whole that Alice who'
is so badly informed was encouraged to
concoct such utter rubbish.
Through THE HERALD,
Dear Mayor of Roseau,
"Dirt is not
dirt but just something in the wrong
place." These are the words of Lord
Today the town of Roseau is in a
sorry mess. Rubbish p'iles high day
after day. Garbage accumulates and
distributes itself over the pavement and
roads, The Rubbish Waggons are
tardy collectors of the waste products
from our shops and houses. The
stench rises high from the drain and we
are getting used to the filth in which we
We look around to see on whom we
can put the blame, some say it is the cap-
tain of the ship, the Administrator, or
the Chief Minister, or the S.M.O. or
the Health Department, and some even
think the R.T.C. or the Mayor! I
have even heard it said.that if only the
Opposition led by Elkin Henry would
jog them out of their inertia.
(Continued on p. '7)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 196
Some Views Of Interest in Dominica
By S.J. Lewis
Reading Through the looking glass by Alice in the DOMINICA HERALD of the
8th September, I noted the writer's complimentary remarks about the view that is to
be had from the top ofMorne Bruce.
It is interesting to remark that some years ago writing in the local press I made
the same reference regarding this panoramic view of the city of Roseau.
If Alice's complaint in her article is correct, then it is a pity that our-townsfolk
do not go up to the Morne as oftenas they wouldd to get what Alice described as
a "magnificent view" .... "a breath -taking beauty"
It will interest Alice to be informed there is another lovely view farther up the
Morne while sitting on a bench placed in position, and looking at the river meand-
ering down the valley with the green clad hills at eye level.
You are loath to turn away from this feast for the eyes.
Here I may recall an amusing experience when on an evening I overstayed on
the spot (perhaps having in mind what W.H. Davis remarks: "what is this life, if
full of care, we have no time to stand and stare") when suddenly my environment
seemed weird and ghostly due to the thought of the tale told by the late Dr.
Daniel Thaly that there exists a "Headless Bugler" on the Morne. (Remember
please, that Morne Bruce was a military outpost during the English-French wars
in the West Ind es.)
The reader may imagine with what trepidation I hastened back to town in the
To return to another view of interest: few people I dare say, have stood on that
part of the street between the Court HQuse and the Victoria Museum (now the
Magistrate's Court) and admired the picturesque view of that portion of the bay with
no shore line to the left as it appears to the,eye, .then on to the palm-fringed coast line
of Loubierre with Morne Yam in the background, then taking in the Campigny
Morne over the village of Pointe Michel, and away in the southern distar.ce Scotts
Head standing like a sentinel guarding the entrance ro the city of Roseau!
This is admittedly a magnificeut view, I might associate myself with' ex-
villager in the HERALD of the I5th inst. in mentioning the "splendour of theSoufriere
Bay" from the top of Lacorsiere on the new road with the Cachacrou bluff away in
the south-west separating the peaceful Caribbean .from the usually rough waters of
The white-washed buildings, are lovely, to be seenfrom this point.
There are several lovely views in this island of Dominica with its eternal green-
-dad muUunainms-ind- lear ri, rs.ai -itA -, n .pf l vali v
Perhaps particular mention may be made here of the miniature canyon through
which one travels from the Fresh Water Lake to the village of Grand Fond, and
through which flows the Grande Riviee.
The traveller through parts of the island would be struck by the arresting
scenes everywhere, Readers 'will 'remember Sisserou, in a recent issue of the
Dominica Chronicle, had referred to some of the beautiful views to be had in the
Indians & Eskimos
Want Rights Defined
A proposal was made to. the U. S.
Government-specifically to the Secre-
tary of Interior and indirectly to the
President-to withdraw all land occu-
pied or used by Eskimos and American
Indian natives from public domain in
the new State of Alaska pending Con-
gressional definition of native rights.
Alaska became the 49th State of the
United States in December, 1958.
The proposal was advanced by Miss
La Verne Madigan, executive director
of the Association on American Indian
Affairs, Inc., and was based upon the
decision taken by the Conference of
Athabascan chiefs of interior Alaska,
which met in Tanana last June 24-
26, The Conference, to which Indian
leaders representing some 20 villages
gathered decided upon a statement of
policy under the title "Dena' Nena'
Henash," which means "Q)r Land
According to Miss Madigan "The abh
original land and hunting rights of the
peaceful Alaskan Indians and Eskimos
have twice been conceded to exist, but
have also been left exposed to dissolution
by the failure of the United States to de-
fine them in Alaska, a second defile-
ment of our history and national spirit is
taking place." She was comparing'the
present situation of Alaskan natives and
their land, with that of the American In-
dian tribes of the West over a century ago.
"Native rights were clearly recognized
in the Alaska Territorial Act of May r7,
1884, but their definition was left to
some future Congress after 75 years, dur-
ing which the natives' rights remained
undefined, the Alaska Statehood Act
,was passed. In Section 4, the United
States again gives clear recognition of
the natives' rights; but in Section 6 (b),
the new State is authorized to select ioa,
550,000, acres from the public lands
of the U.S. in Alaska within 25 years.
Since the Stare must make its selections
from that very land which, if the native
were defined, might be ruled to belong
to-the natives, and since the State natu-
rally is making haste to select the best and
minerally richest portions of that land,
the definition of Alaska native rights will
be mockery, if it is postponed until the
expiration of the 25-year period in 1983.
Miss Madigan praised the courageous
native leaders who lead the Tanana con-
ference and a previous con, ofEskim.
Barbados 1962 -- As Seen By Young
1, Impressions of Charles Lapiquenne, age 16
Translated by P. S. A.-
The first English people landed in Barbados in July i6o5; they arrived
there by a boat named "Olive Blossom." I, Charles Lapiquenne, aged 16, se-
cond year student of the Lycce Schoelcher of Fort de France, arrived in Barbados
in July 1962, transported there by "Viscount" plane of b. W. I. A. I was
one of the second group of students' excursions organised by Captain Ihorne,*
distinguished Barbadian who has lived in Martinique for 15 years, a professor at
My first impressions of Barbados were that it is flat, very modern, and very
clean. My first contact with the natives of this island was extremely friendly; a
friend of Mr. Thorne came specially to meet us at the airport, and took us to town.
He spoke perfect French. With young Delpha, a boy of 12, pupil of the Lycee,
I was deposited at the boarding-house where I was to stay for a month. Ma-
dame Bannister, proprietress, a lady of ripe years and extremely kind, accustomed
to receiving the French but not speaking a word of our language, asked us to
write our names in the register; she then took us to our reserved room and
there we found (what joy!) a Martinique comrade from the first students' group:
Guy Saffache. We relaxed, changed, and indulged in enthusiastic conversation
interrupted by dinner. Our appetites sated, the trio S. D. L. burst out into the
night to conquer the Acquatic Club.
The building is divided into two very distinct parts: a hotel-restaurant situ-
ated on dry land and connected by a little brid to a pavilion on the water.
There we found an entrance floor, a bar opening on tne beach and a saloon where
one could hear juke-box music, dance, look at shows, and (on Sunday) watch
a cinema which was free for memberA. The Club is open to everyone, to the
old and above all to the young; besides, the old people of Barbados are not old!
Members pay a subscription of two dollars a month for the beach; there are
shower-booths, changing-cabins, there is clean white sand, a blue sea-every-
-.----.- i.. ...-6-- : 1,--".'-f naturaLXTheXeame' nor general head-
quarters; it is not surprising that t is the favourite get-together of the youth oT
Bridgetown and, of the youth of holidaying Martinique.
I visited the town on the next day: its name is Bridgetown, it is 'the capital
of this island of3o,0ooo inhabitants. My cousin will describe it to .you in de-
tail. In the streets there were many tourists-the season attracts about 16,0oo
coming from the U. S. A., Canada, Venezuela, the other British West Indian
Islands and the French Antilles. -Thus it has many hotels,. On my last day
in Barbados, because the plane was late, I had to stay in the vecy luxurious Ma-
rine Hotel: extremely comfortable rooms with telephone, radio, -bathrooms, etc.
costing abont $30 U. S. a day, (say) 15,ooo old French Francs. Ofecourse 'there
are more modest hotelswhere the price is most reasonable; you can also lodge in
family pensions; the one I had just left, at the home of Mrs. Bann.sier cost $160
BWI a month-about 48,000 old French Frcs. I can't say for certain if this was a
special arrangement made with Mr. Thorne.
(Continued on page 9)
Mr. Thorne is the Brother of Lady Adams.-Ed.
os at Point Barrow, "at the risk of econo-
mic reprisal that could destroy them, and
cruel, public ridicule by native apolog-
ists for the white dispossessors". She
warned that Congress would act to settle
Alaska native land claims only if a bill
was agreeable to the Alaska delegation.
That delegation must answer to 183,086
non-native constituents as compared to'
43,081 natives, she pointed out. The In-
dians, Eskimos and Aleuts could change
the situation if they understood that they
have rights and were' organized strongly
to claim them," Miss Madigan stated.
W.I, History Lectures
Dr. F: R. Augier, Lecturer in- ,His-
tory at the University of the West In-
dies, will be lecturing on West Indian
History in five islands- of the Eastern
Carribbean during this month. -Dr..
Augier's tur has been organised by
the Department of Extra-Mural Studies
of the Univeroity.
From September 3 to September 20
Dr. Augier will be lecturing in Bar.
bados St; Lucia, Dominica, St. Vin-
cent and Grenada on this .tour. At
the end of the summer Dij, Augier
will be proceeding to B:itc: to take
up a Rockefeller Foun._.,on Fellow-
ship under which he will ,o research
work at the Institute of Hi. iical Re-
.search at the University o2 Londona
RE SC AD P2
*Council For Education In The Commonwealth
The Technical Education Comilittee, und:r the Chairmanship of Mr. Mal-
com Macpherson M.P. met at frequent intervals during the last year giving na.-
jor attention to a memorandum which was presented to the Rt. Hon. Dennis Vos-,
per M.P. at the Ministry of Technical Co-operation on December 2ist 1961, when
a delegation from the Committee and the Council discussed with the Minister the
following points: nationalisation of the machinery of educational assistance, ad-
ministration of assistance as a single operation oy one department of government,
the need for initiative in. identifying needs and offering to satisfy them, social needs
.of students, provision of facilities for practical training, recruitment of British tech-
nical teachers for overseas, training of overseas technical teachers, the need to devele-
lop in Britain a clearing house 'for information and research on the content and or-
ganisation of technical and commercial education.
The Committee is now carrying farther some of the points raised by\the de-
putation to the Ministry, and considering also both problems for students raised
by the introduction of the Immig;ation Act and student qualifications.
The Adult Education Sub-Committee reports :-
-It is-not,known widely enough, even in official quarters in the Common-
wealth, that mature men and women outside the normal academic world are eligible
for Commonwealth scholarships to enable them to study at long term adult residen-
,tial colleges in this country. Men and women holding positions of community
responsibility are envisaged in this provision, but so far only one such scholarship
has been awarded, to a trade union general secretary from Uganda, at present
studying at Ruskin College. The Committee have tried to make this opportunity
more widely known overseas; articles on the subject were published in the Bulletin
of the International Federation of Workers' Educational Associations, The Interna-'
tional Co-operative Bulletin, and the British Council Bulletin, and copies sent to
appropriate people in adult education in the Commonwealth. It is too 'soon, to
Known what results this has achieved, but the Gommittee felt it to., be unfortunate
that the selection committee should co'itain no, one with, specialiseded knowledge
of adult educatipqri Approaches were made to the Secretary of State for the Com-
monwealth with a view to putting this. right.
: ''' Department Of Technical Co-operation
It is h~ped that many Common,.. eilth irudints .:f every kind,incluhng those
Swho ha~e been at adult college, ,'..,ell talke tir part in developing adult education
itn their ot n countries when thty ittuml lI 'ma T he new Department of Techbical
Co operation have taken on some of the functions ofthe Colonial Office who used to
run an annual' course on 'Adult Education' in cc-operation with one of the English
adult education agencies, The Committee informally put some suggestions to the
Department for a programme designed to interest students in the work of adult
education early in their stay here and make it possible for them to see adult educa-
tion in action and meet those who work in it. These suggestions have been in
part adopted and the committee looks forward with interest to 'future developments.
Commonwealth Education Conference
There is great scope for expansion and the Committee have been; looking
forward to developments arising out of the Commonwealth Education Conference
held 'at New Delhi in January 1962. 'Social education' was a major item on the
Conference agenda, and the Committee were disappointed to see that the United
Kingdom delegation did not contain one representative of adult education, but sent
material and suggestions to some of tne delegates in the hope that these would
assist them. The Committee look forward to recommendations for the -develop-
ment throughout the Commonwealth of social education, which includes the
whole 'field of liberal adult education in social studies as well as education and
training for social work and community development; they will take all possible
steps toee that such recommendations arc carried, out by the Government agencies
The Committee felt however that this omission fiomn the Conference delegation
symbolised a half hearted attitude to the whole question on the part of the British
Government. This contribution to the development of an informed democracy, ard,
as a Government' report said, its students 'represent in relation to the community at
large a socialand intellectual asset.'
Community leadership and community participation is as essential to the he l-
'thy development of society in Commonwealth countries as it is in this country;
adult education, based as.it is on the voluntary principk, cn produce community
health comparatively cheaply. Thie object of thii Committee is to, persuade those
responsible to provide the financial means for it to make mI contributions as Sir
Winston Churchill once said of adult education The Mental and moral authority
of free men studying the past with free minds in order to discern the future demands
the highest measure that our hard pressed finances can sustain!'
COLONY, OF DOMINICA
TITLE BY .REGISTRATION ACT
REGISTRY OF TITLES ISLAND OF DOMINICA
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings. -htreon and,
Caveats foi the week ending the 15th day of Sept, 1962.
Date of Request
Nature of Reques! whether for
Certificate of Title or Noting
thereon or Caveat
Request dated Antoine Etienne Request for the issue of a First
Certificate of Title in respect of
7th May, 1962. that portion of land situate in the
by his Solicitor Village of Ma s s a c r e in the'
Presented Parish of St. Paul in the
1lth Sept. 1962, Vanya Dupigny Colony of Dominica, containing
at 3.00 p. m. 1,208 sq. ft. ahd bounded as fol.
lows:- On the North-West by
land of Angelina Anthony; On the North.East by Massacre Public Road, On
the South-West by Victor Eugene snd on the South-East by lands of Florentine
Sinici and Camelite Williams separating it by an access road.
Registrar's Office, T. A. BOYD
Roseau, llth Sept. 1962. Registrar of Titles
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certificate of
Title on the above application may enter a Caveat in the above office within four
weeks from the date of the first appearance of the above Schedule in the Oficial
Gazette ind the DOMINIMA HERALD newspaper published in this Island.
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S SUPPORT. THE HERALD
SATURDAY, -SEPTEMBER 22, 1962
DOMINICA HERALD PAGE S.VEN
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DOMINICA CIVIL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
RELEASE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15th
The following release from the Dominica Civil Service Association is issued
for general information in an attempt to clarify certain matters in an Editorial column
of-die DoMINICA HERALD of today September, i5th.
The Editorial column conveys the erroneous idea that the booklet entitled
"Staff Relations in the Civil Service" refers to the United Kingdom only. The
onus for proving that this is so rests on'the Editor since the Association has material
to substantiate the fact that this Booklet has been used as a guide for relations with
Staff Associations in Her Majesty's colonial territories. In fact in 1960 at the
Ninth Biennial Conference of the Federation of Civil Service Associations held in
Trinidad (in which the Dominica Civil Service Association participated) this
Booklet was recommended for use as an authoritative source and of general apph-
eation for staff associations in colonial territories.
SThe Editorial column further stated that the quotation that "There is nothing
to prevent Civil Service Staff associations from affiliating to .the Trade Union
Congress or any political party' applies only to non administration staff." There
is no such reservation. Article 3 of the Introduction states that except tor Chapter
YI, this booklet relates wholly to non-industrial staff, and the statement about
affiliation to Trade Union Congress or any political party which appears in Chap-
ter II does not therefore exclude administrative staff as the Editorial so wrongly
asserted. In fact it is interesting to note that at the moment the Institution o0
Professional Civil Servants in Britain containing the highest administrative cadre are
balloting among their members on the question of affiliating to the Trade Union
The Editorial column further referred to the General Orders and Colonial
Regulations governing the day to day conduct of Civil Servants. The Association
would prefer to believe that this is not intended to convey the idea that these
regulations apply to their activities. In fact the Association has been advised that
the Colonial Regulations and Colonial Orders'do not have any application to the
activities of the Civil Service Association so acting. That has never been in
question. This attempt to apply regulations intended for individual Civil Servaits
to the distinct rights and privileges of a Staff Association which.incidentally is a
Registered Trade Unrion must be exploded once and for all.
NOTE. This release is a further attempt by C.S&A to prove Something, but
what they have NOT proven is that it is the traditional right of Civil Servants "to
take an active partisan'role in politics". (See our editorial of September 8, and
-afc-ofSepteber'-f-j--wb vg -st .) Editor
LIFE AND' LOVE
What is life that one doth murmur,
SIn this age of grief and w9e,
Think, dear friend, that Christ's our Master,
From whom all love and mercy flow.
Love can make this little island,
One of grace and pure delight,
Think, dear friend, of the tomorrow,
Turn all darkness into light.
A worthless life needs God's forgiveness.
A thoughtless deed needs every prayer,
Love is but the key to meekness,
Giving life some greater care.
When a child thou wert so humble,
Now a man and filled with shame,
Christ Our Lord was ever gentle,
The history of His life doth reign.
COLLINS F. O'NEILL.
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Save yourself the trouble of washing Let Us Do Your Wash-
ing For You... Special Rate For The Time Being
Of .500 per 9 1t Of Clothes... We use hot water
Our LAUNDROMAT is situated on the East side of our
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No, Sir, its not you and its not me,
its all of us, we who make up this piti-
able first town of Dominica. We are
all responsible from top to bottom, we
are doing our best to breed flies and
mosquitoes, dirt and disease, and to
raise as high a stench as to make the an-
gels by pass our beautiful emerald isle,
We are taking stock and we know
our depths, we have hit rock bott m.
We also know that we are not experts
and so we are asking you not to strike
out in aiger or frustration but to tell us
the citizen of Roseau what we can do
to make Roseau not only the most
beautiful but the cleanest and most
(Cont. Jiom p. -4)
hygienic town in the West Indies. We
want no oratory from the Market Square
or mouthings from balconies
of houses but give it to
us straight from the shoulder what we can
do and what could we do to co-operate
with the R.T.C. to make this the First
and best little city ot the Blue Carib-
bean, where the people could if they
wanted to dine off the streets of Roseau.
.As dirt goes with disease let progress
go with purity.
Awaiting your reply in the press,
(NOTE : Several long letters for People's Post arrived on Thursda,'too
late for insertion in this issue, Correspondojits are aske' to submit letters to
arrive before Wednesday 10.00 am if posJoiie All contributions should be as
brief as possible, clearly written with iines wide apart and ample margins; if
typed, please double-space,
Opinions expressed in People's Post or by regular columnists do not necess-
arily reflect the opinion of the paper or the editor, -EDITOR.)
A number of car drivers have recent-
ly. been getting togeth6 to consider the
formation ofan Association api after a
preliminary meeting to discuss ai.ns and
objects, afomal meeting was held on
Tuesday last. and a steering committee
appointed to formulate rules and a consti-
Soni thirty persons were present at
the meeting at the Central Housing 'and
Planning Office and they agreed to re-
name their Doninica Drivers, Associa-
tion The Ddminica Automobile
Association' following the example to
the famed British A. A., the U. S. A.'s
A. A. A. and the'branches in Barbados
and Trinidad which are affiliated to the
A. A. The steering committee now
consists of Messrs. Cecil Johnson (Hon.
Sec), Gerald Philiip, C. 0. Jackman,
Jenner Armpur, Cyril Winston, George,
Karam, Eric Si illihgford and Cecil
Bellot. They wili consider the C nsti-
tution of the Barbados A. A. and also
a memorandum submitted by Mr. S.
At a' later date a meeting would be
called and Ohficers and an -Execi
Committee elected in a constitutional
manner, at a date to be announced.
Other matters on the agenda were "Road
Courtesy", "Insurance", "Motor Taxa
tion and other legal matters" and "Tour-
ist Board" but were considered to be too
important for any statements to be made
at such an early date.
There'll ue ng germs anywhere when you use Smell-
O-Pine, the strongest, safest, all-purpose disinfectant
you can buy. Smell-O-Pine will keep
your home free from germs anti pine-
Sli / fragrant,
M a i ie as strong-lasts twice as long
I- .1, L ~ I
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER, 22, i9621
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1962
Appeal For Algerians
The League of Red Cross Societies
has launched a world-wide appeal for
massive food, medical and farm assis-
tance for the Algerian people.
The appeal went out to the League's
87 member societies after a study reveal-
ed that even with the needed help half
of thej Algerian population will only be
able to subsist at al 'minimum standard
of existence during the coming winter.
JA Red Cross communique
issued here Monday said a six month
aid program has been drawn up in
close)jcollaboration with the Algerian
Red' Crescent. The plan divides res
ponsibility for administering the aid a-
mong the League of Red Cross Socie-
ties, CathoLcand Protestans Voluntary
relief agencies]and other organizations.
The will supply a monthly food ration
to the population, establish milk stations
for children, create dispensaries to sup-
plement minimum medical service, set
up centers for women and develop,a
farm help program. Several govern-
ment -have undertaken' to supply the
major part of the food required, the Red
Cross said. (U.S.I.S)
Janos Jiri' African With
Vision And Love
For The Associated Negro press
SALISBURY; Southern Rhodesia-
_(ANP)- An Africa with tremenr L
ous vision, drive !lid love for' humanity-
-one who has already done a great
deal to help blind arid crippled Afri-
cans in Bulawayo -.is now opening
another medical centre here.
He is Janos Jiri, a man whose name
has become a by-word here among peo-
ple of all races.
Jiri's story is one of courage, faith and
I hard work against almost insuperable ob-
He started his medical centre in Bul-
awayo on ihis own meagre savings.
Time and time again it looked as though
he might have to close down. How-
ever, Jiri fought on and somehow always
'In addition to his medical centre for
the blind and crippled, he now operates
a home in lower Gwelo, and a child-
ren's clinic at Rusape. ,
And now'he hasjacquired five acres of
land from Salisbury'municipality to open
up a centre here for blind and handicap-
Talking with this writer last week, he
said: "Our cdetre in Bulawayo is over-
crowed and the demand for our services
goes on growing. We are compelled to
start a new centre here we can't deny
our help to those who need it so badly."
Bauxite Strike Over
GEORGETOWN, Sept. 17,CP:-The
three-day strike at Demerara Bauxite
Company property at Mackenzie ended
on Sunday when the Mineworkers
Union agreed to hold talks with the
management. The strike began after an
employee was suspended on Thursday
for attacking company investigators.
Woman Wins Good
At a meeting of the Womens Guild
of the Labour Party held at tlhe Party
offices on September 17, Miss Madeline
Paul of Queen Mary Street was presented
with the small silver cup donated by
Mrs. Alifrcy forneighbourliness, regular
attendance at Guild meetings, and
punctuality. Second prizewinner Mrs.
Millicent Maynes of Hillsborough St.,
as well as third and fourth prizewinners
(Miss Maud Samuel of Q. Mary St.
and Miss Virginia Joseph of River St.)
w&re presented ,with gifts donated by
members of the Guild.. The Guild has
been established for over a year, and at
a recent' election of officers Mrs. Mabel
James was returned unopposed as Guild
President, with Mis A.4q; 'f~ C rd
Secretary, and seven other council mem- The surcharge, afer remaining un-
bers elected. The Womens Guild isichanged for two and a half years, 'was
affihated to the Caribbean WomenisT increased twice during the period under
Association. treview- -by one farthing to zd a Lb in
SAugust last year and by a further penny
British Sugar to 3d a I at the 'end of December.
(Continued from page 3)
Board and of the customs in collected
surcharge, the Board's net deficit for the
year was just over 4.000,000 (WI
The accumulated under-recovexy of
10,800,000 (WI $51,840,000) carried
forward to the next financial year is
well within the' 25,000,000 (WI $120
ooo, 0oo) which the Sugar. Act per-
mits the Boards to borrow in order to
avoid frequent changes in surcharge to
match fluctuations in world free market
Statistics given in the report show
that the West Indies (including British
Guiana) has again received this year-the
largest negotiated price quota under the
tons out of a total of' 1,482,907 tons.
The overall total does not cover the
contract for 150,000 tons a year for five
years given to South Africa when the
country cased last year to be a party to
the Sugar Agreement. The purchase
of South African sugar (at a lower
price) resulted in a loss which is charged
to the Board's account. (BIS)
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DOMINICA I HERALD'
SATURDAY SEPTFiEMBER, 22, 1962, DOMINICA HERALD
(Continued from page 5)
Everybody \v h-r:. I met aias charming and attentive. I rtan in n e-.cllin
memory of the Bjnn~iiira tmily, whom I hope to see again soon, .inJ aI... Ia
young man from L)ominici m'.' ca riginilly from .r siry poor ,l:.m. .-I.L d l a
good job here. AIl.l tP'iiir ...rk ii the P. T. and altr scvecal ..y r_'. toi : .
York, Puerto Ric id \, ii-nulj, hi thinks that Barbados suits him b.ist -- 1-.
West Indian teriil Lrn.l, i. i 0o d ffcirnt fiom :.urs, and likc him I .tould Ii.L c .,
be able to live ir. arLjdoJ.. I inJ .. inh glance at the Advocale which I hdic- L-.ci.
reading and anothLi .it thl, ddlicloui milk hike which I am imbibing jat rhin mom-
ent. The Advocate i: i BarbjaJn newspaper, a ddlly. There are t.o big dull)
papers: the Adv0orte jand ith Daily News-:- pages of print v.ith a gr.irt nii-u,
photos. Their fo iii is th~ same js that of our French daily "FrancL Soi ". ThI
articles deal with !..l p.olitic, and problems, and with all Sorts of subleles irlclud-
ing sports, little n11i rnms, publicity, marriages, rcmings and going of pir-.oinalitc
and students, pracrucl aid. ic to house% ivis etc.... The Advocale i dili.crud
each morning at th: holus at o'clock, and cost z5 old francs; besides ihee dailii.
one finds many otlh.r I Ele pipcis olleier importance, but ill most intrie ine to read.
The MILK SIIAKI I .11 An,1.-Amrn.ricin lrinlk, for sure; one puts into i m-..r
a glass of milk tc liih i- JddJd a spoonful of ice cream. It is dlicious an1 it
costs 30 francs do n dhik,: he i, because I h.e hardly the occa ion tl, co ,uti ., a
M;lk Bar, I have Il.iid i conmpromiie-r(cipe iv.th which I have experimicnite .i
home and which. I I,- ri, niadeleine of Proust, enables me to rcviv my btL.[ ml,- -
ories of those holhdiy, i, Barbados.
No Economic Advance Without
Rome, September ib The man-
power conference to be held in Puerto
Rico next month under the auspices of
thcq Peace Corps \pill aim at developing
-- skills, to aid th economic growth
of the world's modernizing countries, ac-
cording to a U.S. State Department
The conference will consider four
basic approaches to the problem:
To make nations aware of the
need for skilled manpower as well as capi-
To study ways in which the for-
mal educational system of a country can
be adapted to meet the need for skilled
-To examine and make available to
developing nations the technical tools for
training killed workers;
To consider ways for volunteer
workers from developed nations to use
their skills in assisting underdeveloped
nations, as exemplified by the Peace Corps
Mr. Goodwin said the Peace Corps
had shown that -volunteer workers go-
ing into underdeveloped countries to
give their help constitute a significant ele-
ment in economic progress."
Middle level manpower, on which the
conference will concentrate, is that seg-
ment of labour which is neither unskilled
nor technical and professional. It com-
prises such workers as teachers, mechanics
and skilled farmers.
U. S. officials point to research studies
which suggest that, to sustain a given
rate of economic growth, a nation's sup-
ply of trained manpower must increase
by three to six times that rate.
This means thas if a nation wants to
achieve an annual growth rate of five per
cent, it must increase its skilled manpow-
er from 15 to 30 per cent each year.
The United States hopes that the con-
ference will show how this can be done.
A commuication from the Chiiiman,
Regional Council of Ministers, reads as
'At the East Cariboean Federation
Conference in London in May, it was
agreed that among the other preparaatory
-work-needed-_befirea_ f.,eririn ,-,,ld-
be established, Fiscal and Civil Service
:Commissions should be appointed to
examine the financial Public Service as
pect of the establishment of a Federation
of Barbados, the Leeward Islands and
Windward Islands and make recomm-
endations for the consideration of Gov-
ernments concerned.. The Secretary of
State for the Colonies (Mr. Duncan
Sandys) has now appointed Mrs. U.K.
Hicks Lectures on Public Finance at the
University of Oxford as the Fiscal
Commissioner. Mrs. Hicks will leave
the United Kingdom for Barbados on
Sunday September 16th. It is hoped
to announce the appointment of the
Civil Service Commission shortly.'
Sir Winston Leaves Hospital
Holding'his customary dgar, Sir Winston Churchill leaves London's Mid-
dlesex Hospital, where he has been treated after fracturing his left thigh while on
Sir Winston entered the hospital at the end of June and underwent an oper-
ation on his injured leg.
Monument To Hammarskjhold
NEW YORK, Sept. 17 --CP: United Nations Acting Secret:l;-General
U Thant said that Dag Hammarskjold died striving to bring uni:. to the Congo
and his sacrifice would not go in vain. The occasion was the un\ ceiling of a
monument to Hammarskjold and fifteen others killed a year ago today in a crash
in Northern Rhodesia.
FINISHED THEY DIDN'T REACH !
We frankly didn't know know how good our Sylvania-Fresh broilers are ., but ,YOi have
told us The supply is exhausted now until about October 7 when, new, tender chickens will ,
become available once more.
SMeantime why not try Sylvania-Fresh duckling ? Delicious, tender and cleaned ready-to-
cook. Sylvania-Fresh Duckling is a growing favourite by lots of Roseau families. Try one. I
Place your order with Mr. Hesketh at Phoenix or with Miss Angie at Eli's.
Sylvania-Fresh Eggs are available at both the above stores in limited supply. We are
doing our best to increase the quantity and still maintain our Quality,
Thank you -- for your patronage and your Patience
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Stand By Federation
By Atuilur j.H.Tonge
As a Dominican and a West Indian I have been keeping a very interested eye
on the development of the West Indies. I refer to the Federation of the "Little
Eight" versus Crown Colony status and the Reponr of the East Caribbean Federa-
tion Conference, 196-2.
We in Dominica must scad ort the cause of the Federation of the "Little
Eight' and not return to Crown Colony status. A return to that status can mean
only one thing for Dominica - a loss of the franchise for the poor man on the
street; only the money-man would have a say and lull power would be concentrat-
ed in his hands. Crown Colony status means back to slavery.
We had great hopes for a successful West Indies Federation giver us by our
Mother Great Britain; and yet our Mother is to blame fot the falling apart of the
Federation roday. We were given a federation with a weak constitution I say
Great Britain has served us with the soup but without the spoon to drink it.
While the federation lasted, we in the small i lands lo.t nothing but gained every-
At this time in the history of the West Indies a return to slavery is something
we cannot countenance: theie is no other way for survival than to have a strong
federation of the "Little Eight '. This is the best means of our salvation. If we
wish to prosper and take our place in the world, we have to be united in strength;
if we are divided we shall fall and perish.
We are quite aware of the "wind of change" which is sweeping through the
colonial territories throughout the world, even as Prime Minister Macmillan stated
during his tour of South Africa. Britain, more than any other European colon-
izer, is conscious of the national ambitions and political aspirations of her colonies:
she has manifested this awareness in the activity to which she has committed
herself in giving independence to most of her colonies. Why, then, are we,
"The Little Eight" to be tlut out, as if we were unaffected by this "wind of
change"? Is it because, in our hearts, there is no ambition, no place for national
pride, no hope. For that matterwe might as well be written off as dead R.
I.P. to be our epitaph -- as if we now belong to the ages.
Now! but now is the time, my dear people of Dominica, to stand side by
side with your Chief Minister.. The Hon; E.O. LeBlanc deserves every praise and
encouragement tor hi honest effort,. Federauon ot the "Linle Eight" ii the best means
of bu salvation. V\ i[h a federauou v.e can count on the sympathy ahd generosity
of rrv ..... , ........... a f- I,_ It" Ui '~.dvide,_ e canqho hope to ac-
WE, STAND Bi Tri CAua.,S Of Tits EEDELRAioN Of TH-i LtIiLE
(Cont. from page I)
solve the housing problem.
It was decided at this gen..ral meeting
to make contacts in Guadeloupe so that
the British French-West friendship could
be further extended,
A notable contribution to thediscus-
sion was made by Council Member
Mr. James Paul of Poinit Michel, who
not only welcomed the new members
but also spoke of plans for future bi-
lingual activities. After the meccing,
Miss Suzanne Lockhart found ready
borrowers for some of the French Liter-
ature which had just been presented to
the Club by Monmieur Luceite, HI. H.
the Administrator, and Mrs. Allfrcy.
Members are invited to avail themselves
of the library service of the Cercle Fran-
cais by calling; at Miss Locklhart's home
at angle Cork Street, Hanover St.
between 5. p. m. and 6 Fp. m. on
Finally, a vote of thanis to His
Honour was moved in Ficil.ii by the
Hon. Louis Cool LartiguIC, Vice-
On Thursday night. mI:tbers of
the Cerc!c Franc-as and som:: interested
visitors, listened, en: wanted, to a lect-
ure (with colour slides and tape-record
ings of folk-music) by Prof. Lucette
on Martinique. Tlie witty and en-
tertaining commentary was given irl
English in Govetrnment Hlouse gronuds
before an audience of nealy 50 persons.
At the stan Mr. Lucette thanked His the Club
Jaycee Music Festival Today
His Honour the Administrator will
formally open the Jaycee Music Festival
at 8.30 today in St. Gerard's Hall.
Here will be an opening address by the
Minister for Labour & Social Services.
Highlight of he opening session will
be performances by guest artists, Pagan-
ini, Purcell and Palestrina Christian.
A fair number of entries have been re-
ceived and the Festival, which ends on
Sunday night, promises to start a greater
awareness of good music in Dominica.
The HERALD is, among many othet
individuals and organizations, donating
a prize (a long-playing record).
It is notified for general information
that a meeting of the Legislative Coun-
cil will be held at the Court House,
Roseau a.t 10. oo a.m. on Friday 28th
Members of the public are hereby
invited to attend.
A. C, B. WATTY
Actingl Clerk of Legislative Council
We are happy to inform our junior
readers that Auntie Fran will be back
with the HERALD next issue. She has
been on holiday and has lately recovered
from illness. We know everybody will
be pleased when she resumes her popular
Honour for his further hospitality to
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A corner kick in the first half taken
by H, Dyer (Blackburne) rocketed the
ball to defense man, D. Martin who
shot pass the Combermere goalkeeper
to score the first goal for ebullient Black-
burne. Combermere irritated by this
incident, bulldozed their way with more
aody-work than actual leg-work enabl-
ing youthful Henry Elwin (Comber-
mere) to steal the ball from a flabber-
gasted opponent and drill his way to
equal the score.
The match concluded with the score
remaining even. W. Shillingford held
Persons In The News
LF:rT Dominica on long leave and
study leave at Ontario School of Agri-
culture, Canada Ag. Supt. Agr.,
S.O. Pringle APPOINTED Ag. Supt.
Agr.. active Jaycee President W.B.
Yankee MARRIED Mrs. !Bernice
Aird and Mr. T.C. Coulthard *
PAUL Hill, British Council Represent-
ative fom Trinidad, and his charming
wife are at present staying at G.H. *
STATISTICS about our economic poten-
tial will be collected by Mr. Hugh
O'Neale, of the U.W.I. Institute of
Social & Economic Research, who
ari ved on Wednesday *
ominica Legion ie...
'All ex-servicemen'- are requested to
attend a meeting at the Legion Head-
quarters at, 6.0 p. m. on' Thursday
September 27, in order to finalise plans
for the visit of Air- Commodors B.'J.R.
Roberts, Secretary-General of the British
Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen's Lea-
gue towards the end of October.
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