Dominica herald
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 Material Information
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: 12-22-1962
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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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 82144654
lccn - 2007229365
System ID: UF00102878:00121

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I 1Fi t The Fichest
(For the General Welfare of the P / le of Dominica, the fiur- r advance net o ,Ie Wet Indies a d tc/e (, ibie, n A. a as a w;w,
ST LISTEDD 1955 SATURDAY, DECEMBIBiR 2:. 19i ..... ,


From His Honour A. Lovelace, G.M.i., M.B.E., M.C.,! From the Secretary of State for the Coclonies, Rt.
Administrator Dominica "It gives me very much pleasure to send t, ac.ch one of
I have much pleasure in you and to all those associated wirn your wehire my w armn
sending on behalf of my' good wishes for Christ,nas and New Year."
wife and myself a Christ
mas message to the, people From the Minister of Tranap3at,
of Dominica. United Kingdomn
In many respects t h e
T~a L~1CS0 p veron ~~ n itclr

year which is now closing
has been an anxious one
for us all. Both here' in
The West Indies and fur-
ther afield there has been
tension and disagreement.
Now more than ever the
spi. -C goodwill to men:
wl characteristic of
C1 is necessary inm,
o0 1 life.
resolve that;
year we will siice ely'd ourt30B'more
tolerant and, if necessary, forgiv ng. If we
Goodwill to ojr in:i1.hbiours *we n-" hoe_
.u .hue vOid, t c.,j, acnileve .-j.-iii, i

., celebrating this Christmas season with our families
,alIu friends let us remember the sick, tlae aged and t h o s e
who are se;a'attd from ;heir lov d ones. 'Bjt above all let
us recall at this season the message of Christmas -- "Glory
to God in the highest and on earth, peace to men of good
A Happy Christmas to. you all.

Dominica Junior
Chamber of
Coommace. ----

President's Christmas

"Clory be to God on high
and on Earth peace to men of
This was ihe first Christmas
message at the birth of Christian-
ity and as we enter in this season to
bring Christ back into Christmas
and to celebrate this great feast with
joy and gladness, let us search for
international peace pnd human un-
derstanding and to pledge our good-
will as citizens of this country in the
example and pattern as set by
the child Jesus for the New Year
1963 and years to come.
The President and members
of the Dominica Junior Cham-
ber of Commerce send Greetings
to all the people of Dominica for
a Happy Christmas and a success-
ful and Prosperous 1963 with the
blessings of the Heavenly Father.

Christmas For
W.I. Students
In London alone some 400
scholars and students from The.
West Indies -and' o:her countries
overseas will be spending Christ-
mas with British families in, tHeir
homes but many more throuighli
out Britain will be finding it. a,
"home -from home" Christmas
with British people.
The British Council, in addition
to their London programme :or
overseas students, have, arranged
holiday visits for students' to the
Lake Dist r i c t, Newcastle-upon
Tyne, the Scottish lowlands, Ed-
inburgh, the Isle of Wight, Corn
wall, Sheffield and the Peak District,
Dorset, Yorkshire, elorecambe and
ieysham, Cambridge, the Scottish
highlands Devon, Oxford, Sussex,
Nottingham and Wales. -
At four Council, hostels in Lon-
don about 500 students will sit
on Christmas Day to a traditional
dinner of turkey, Christmas pud-
ding and mince pies for many
their first ever.
Overseas students spending
Christmas in British hospitals are
not forgotten. British Council staff
and voluntary helpers will provide
a gift parcel.

., o all members or tpe Merchant Navy :ini p.irt cularl
to those of you who will send Ch-istmn-s in c ub and hoste
overseas, is gives great.pltasure to send you Seasuonl Greetin_:
once again. I know many of you will enjoy Christmas ii
clubs for sea flreri far away from home as I am sure thoss o
you who enjoy this traditional good cheer will wish to jol
with me in thanking al!those who'make this possible. A
Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all of you."

Once more the Hoiy Child is born,
Once rr.ore the shing hour arrives;
A song of pra i in altour hearts,
The lzhr, oF l'1. upon our lives.

Hon. Duncan Sandys

And that is why within my heart

Tne whole wide earth is holy ground. --M. B.
Ex G-G of W.I. N. .i N2w WelcomOeJ
Sends Greetings Year i :' from the b .t
r"We ey ] Counc;i Arrivals by the mIid'y
to the e; .i: of plane oui Sunday last, after
Dominica. spending .a ,short holiday up
Sa matter of dys 12, the islands, were Mr. & Mrs.
.,aIna matter of days 1962, a
~ period during which many notable Basil'Griffith, both ex-Fed-
ch-nges have taken placein our eral C'erks of t-.e dissolved
SCountry and the world at large will W. I. Federation.
close its doors. A review of our The couple was in
activities, in spite of disappoint- from Trinidad to Jam
me, ts, w11 certainly c'e;rribe our the r a
achievements as many. For this we the Federa P a I n
are surely grateful. stayed ashore fcr a s
However, as 1963 dawns upon visit. Mr. & iirs. U-ntftn
us it appears worthwhile for us to are staying at "Marylis" the
re-affirm our desire, to promote the home of Mr. & Mrs. S.J.
attitude that sons of men must culti-
ate in the days ahead while cultures Lewis o New Town.
are impinging upon cultures, while Mr. Griffith left by air on
people are being joined together by Friday for Barbados, where
interchange of communication and he wi 1 1 be spending the
in the awareness of common destiny. Christmas holidays with his
The way the world is going, we Mrs. Gfi
shall have to grow bigin spirit, in parents. Mrs. Grith (the
"Lord and Lady Hailes will tolerance and fraternity. former Phyllis Lewis) w-i 1 1
not be sending Christmas cards We shall have to teach ourselves join her husband later.
this year but they would like to control impulses, to profit from
to take the opportunity' kindly experience, to concentrate our atten- It is in this spirit that the Cous-
tion on man and things, and to ac- cil sends you the best, of wishes fo
afforded by press and radio to quire a means not of dominating Happy Christmas and a Prosper
their friends in the West Indies others but by winning them over New Year.
and to wish all A Very Happy to nobler ideals. R. E. HENRY,--
Christmas and the Best Of Secretary, Wesley Village Council
Good Fortune in 1963."

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17th (cP): To all my friends and well-wishers, and to the subscri-
Its main job done but its big story all my friends indwell-wishersand to the subscri
still untold the Mariner II sat- vertisers and correspondents to the HERALD, I send mr
ellite sped on today into its eternal ISeasons' Greetings. A Happy Christmas to All in Dominic,
orbit around the sun after probing J. MARGARTSON CHA
deeply into the secrets of Venus. -



The Volunteer In Our Society-ll

(Oourtesy of The Royal Bank of Canada)

An expanding life
Voluntary work is the sourceof expansion of our lives. It is charac-
teristic of human beings to seek to extend the range of the setting in which
they can carry on their lives effectively.
Whatever we possess in the way ofskill, property and joy is enhanced,
often without limit, by sharing it with others. Our richest experiences come
when we are acting with other people to achieve some-common goal. And
survival itself depends upon our co-operation with other organisms like
If the world seems tame and dull, candor compels us to confess that it
is because we are so wrapped up in our own narrow interests that we resist
it when othlr people:try to take us into their lives, The instruction to the
unhappy rich young man "sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor"
was not directed toward the welfare of the poor bdt to the soul of the young
The high tide of civilization is heralded by the conscious and rational
co-opration of individuals. Only as we shoulder our share of responsibility
for planning, for goal-setting, and.for working, do we learn the great satis-
faction to be had out of directed constructive activity in world which

Public service is preferable to the extent that it gives expression to the
duty of the community when it covers large numbers of people, and when
the function of those wVho administer it can be formcuated in laws and in
rules. Private service is specially called for where experiments are to be tried
in nev ways of dealing with needs, where pioneer work is to be done, where
public opinion requires education by example ofnew methods, and in the
big no man's land where people and families are not aole to cope with their
own problems but do not fall into the area covered by public service.
Today's voluntary social work aims at promoting the real welfare of
dependents and their children. It is not directed solely to keeping them alive
and out of trouble. It does not try merely to medicate and dress an open,
sore, but to heal it. The emphasis has shifted from relief to reha ilitation
from advice to counselling, and from amelioraticn to prevention.
There are in this world hundreds of things which are right but which
cannot be 1 gislated for, things which will never be done unless someone is
prepared to volunteer to do them. As the Governor G e n e r a I put it:
"Voluntary service is a boon to the i n d i v i d u a 1 and a blessing to the
Next week: Social Agencies, B o a r d s & Committces, Changing Times

Bellevue Chopin
We learned with regret that Mr.
Cedric E. Cookman met with an
accident on Saturday Dec ; S, After
parking his truck in the garage, !-.
was on i.is way home in the com-
pany of a few villagers and stepped
off the road over a 200 ft. precipice,
He was later taken to Princess Mar-
garet Hospital and treated fir head
inj uries. We are glad to say
th a t he was discharged on Monday.

Mr, Newton Shiiiingfordl
W \e are leased toI rnrn thlt Mr_

Newton Shillingtord, who suffered
injuries when his jeep plunged into
Sa ravine last month, is now out of
"Dear Santa Claus -- Please. . daner and his condition is much
S- improved.

seems to be filled with chaotic mismanagement. The Post Office in Britain can answer most queries.
Men and women have within them truths to.communicate, skills to In ft it
contribute, songs to sing, which demand expression. When their contri- act it maintains an inquiries dparmn where they wil
iirtn-ifils a need in someone's life, even for a fleeting minute, it adds to tell you in a moment how much it will cost to s e n d a !
..c world's happiness. We must major in the areas wherein we have parcel to Baffinlland or how long it will take second clas:i | ourPS North
special qualities, without forgetting the gr.ce notes of understanding, sym. airmail to get to the Solomon Islands.
pathy and humour. But don't (ell the children whatever you do they On Wednesday i2th December, the
Whatever we do, we should be heartily in earnest in the doitg of it.don't know where Father Christm ves! H Chief M r,acoapnied
Then we shall find that we have released desirable impulses and qualities ont now where Father Chstmas ves Hon. Chief M str, accomaped
which have been repressed by tie events of everyday- life. One important The biggest headache of the year usually starts for post by the Lirector of Works visited the
feature about volunteering for a service is the sense it gives us of rebirth, of office officials about the end of October when fat, j o 11y, Northern district on an inspection
.,nrilltiug bour own destiny. This action is not something done of necessity, bearded old gentlemen in ermine-trimmed and hooded red tor oovenment projects under
to earn a living or maintain a status, but something we choose to do ?as a gowns begin to appear in th big stores. c mong he site were
gesture of free will, as our COmn ibuton to society. t T--mollo the site, were
gesture of free will, as our conributon to society. Then children sit down and write to Father Chrst- the Ben,e and Paix hools,
Voluntary Associations mas in Fairyland, the North Pole 'Snowland, Rl idccrland, the construction of orted
S i Lapland or Iceland,'asking him to bring them a d ol l a Lo be progre 'rily,
."After being on,
In voluntary association we find one oftiie best means of education in teddy bear, a spaceman's suit and helmet, a jigsaw puzzle, John Rover at b
.the democratic way of life. 'The increasing'secularist an'd totalitarian trend a bicycle or a cricket bat. they insped t
of government and civilization warns us that we had better try to generate ii ithe y inspected
n~oral standards, standards of service, and standards of what becomes the Then, containingtheir excitementthey sitback and ofthe Vielle
.SA ,. .. ., -,e-;..... *I '-- .;,, wait fortheir presents. n .""a r Y R im ri. _at the ota'nd drovee al;
ih li L-mraid J-peopIe. o the bed--o hns -as morningg. a r smo
Voluntary associations are those in which a person is free to participate Pity the poor Christmas post office man. What can f Hon. Earl A Le.
or not, as he chooses. They are open to persons who share a common he do wth these hopeful little missives as they pour into the spected the sea wall. Drivin,
interest or purpose. They build their own policy andl direct their .own offices in an ever-growing st the Capuche Roadby
activities. They contribute toward the creation of an alert, concerned and sorting went as far as the Capuchine Roabyjeep, the
responsible public. They may be for learning, teaching or serving.. Accrlngs f To ReuTlatiens (
The importance of voluntary societies in a democracy should' need no Acrng o Regulatin
emphasis in a generation which knows that their suppression is the first
move of adictatoiship. Th.y are sometimes discouraged in a democracy He would gladly dip his hand into his own pocket to
in the name of efficiency, but the weakness in this argument is the fact that gratify the wishes he knows are in t ho s e envelopes ad- Notice Of Appli
all-state discharge of caretaking responsibility fails to grapple with the dressed inchildish scrawl.
instincts of human nature in its higher forms. But allhe can do is to deal with Father Christmas' GStC on Fo Likq
Sus look at some of the functions performed by voluntary associa- correspondence according to the regulations contained in a |e
A local society is composed of members who manilst tneir :practical .
Dy contributions of time, personal service and the raising ot money. big red book.
mber does not.get his greatest satisfaction from paying dues or mak- That tells him plainly what he must do. To the Magistrate Dist. "G" &
nations. And, believe it or not, if a letter i.; addressed to Father the chief of Police: I, SIMONS JAMES
special importance are the great functions of voluntary associations Christmas, Lapland. .it goes t: Lapland i. iti -_a- now residing at Marigot Parish of
to experiment and to blaze trails which later may be followed uip and per- dressed to Santa Claus, Iceland, i goes io Iceland. St Aidrew .t To iy oTtr mi
fected by the community and government; to stimulate, to check, to contri- S do hereby give you Notice that it is
bute a balance of social power; to co-operate with governmental efforts to For the Post Office Act says every postal item m u s t y inention to apply at the Magis-
vitalize civic 'interests, to develop the whole field of community organization be delivered to the address it bears. trate's Court to be held at Portsmouth
and institutional co-operation, and to build up an informed public opinion on 8th Jan..1963 ensuing for a Retail
and guide it into effective channels. Liquor License in respect of my
S These are not easy tasks. The kinds of challenges are more exacting premises situated at Sams Gutter,
than ever before, and the resources available are under increasing, strain. "'.'" ."'*-**' .***** .****** -******-. Marigot.
The' standard of the work to be done is higher than was demanded ina L Dated this 3rd day of December,
previous generation, and members must be prepared to 'study. and adopt 8 FOUO SALE SIMONS JAMES.
new methods which are shown to be better than old methods. n

Government And Voluntary Action
The government's part in social welfare and cultural activity does not
'tact from the scope, meaning and effectiveness of professional Vork in pri-
t agencies, nor does it eliminate the need for experiment and service by
L. taIn groups. Though governments may spend millions of dollars every
ear on welfare services- family allowances, unemployment insurance, old
ge pensions, mothers' allowances, pensions for the blind, and aid to the
andicapped- there are always problems and situations beyond the scope of
Public relief cares for extremity and provides the necessities of existence
Voluntary services provide in the main for special needs and carry the
;nto the material forms of aid. Effective social work cannot be done
Let governments and government departments and the public
atus, of all sorts do what they will, there remains the need for
-"an contact and effort, which cannot at present be supplied to
in mass programmes.

Person or Persons requiring Empty Lots, for House Build-
ing, can apply from now on and in the future, to me The
Sole Proprietor of the Lots in question. These various
House Lots are situated very close to Salisbury Proper,
just a few steps from the main Road in The Village,
Boundaries of the above Empty House Lots in question are
as follows:- -
On the North by land of late Jack Larocque
South themain public road
East Crown land
West Land of late Augustus Peter.
Terms moderate.
ELLIS JNO. CHARLES, Sole Proprietor,

NoV. 24 Jan. 19
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The Public are cordially in-
vited to attend the Annual
Christmas Treat for the In-
mates of the Dominica Infirm-
ary at 4. p. m. on Sunday
23rd instant.
Chairman Board of
Dec. 15,-22

;,AJ- l>,J.


SATURDAY, DE:M !.-~ 2-, 1.;2 DO


e History Of The Christmas Card
(From An Article By Joyce Snelling)
In/November 1843, John Calcott Hosley, painter and illustrator, desig-
card for Mr. Cole later Sir Henry C le, the inaugurator and first
or o the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.- This was the first
ied Christmas card in Britain. In 1846, 1,ooo copies ofHorsley's
a were Ithographed, hand coloured and sold by Felix Summerly's
sure House in Bond Strtet, LonJon (still one of London's most fash- a
ble set ers). J
Che c.ard bore a design oft -ellis work and garlands ofivy, creating a kind C
u'tic frame for the Christmas scene of a happy family tarhering to drink, (
uast to Chris.mas and ihe New Year. On either side are designs depi.r-
.g charitable acts of "Clothing the Naked" and "Fecding the Hungry"
It was some time, th'iugh. before the Christmas card gained the hold (
ori the British p u bl ic that it has today. The first advertisement for
Christmis stationery appeared in 1863 in the '-Illustrated London News".
''Puich" reiercrred to Christmas cards for the firs time in I868.
Cards Bcoma Valuable '
In 1865 and 1866 Josiah Coodall, a playing card.manufacturer, or-
odsred four new designs each year to be printed as Christmas cards in colour
lithography. They depicted a merry group of be;l-ringers; the second a
jovial elderly man bowed down by the; weight 6f a huge Christmas pudd-
ing (plum padding) on which the Chilstmas message was written; the
third portrayed a mid-Victorian grandfa their with mutton-chop whiskers
high cclour and a wide smile, the fourth showed two small boys carriyng a
-.rge owr pot holding a heavily-laden Christm.:s tiee.
But soon the Christmas card industry caught on with both manufac-
turers and artists. In 1884 a series of original drawings used for Christmas
cards and a few Valentines, when auctioned in London, fetched 1,798
(WI $3,630)- a great sum in to!;e diys. Included among these were two
sets of drawings by Kate Greenaway, on: cfthe most famous of Christmas
card artists and author of children's books.
V,ctoriai sliked their cards to be o-nlte. hilly-caloured and sentimental.
Popular designs included snow-scenes, the Christmas dinner, the robin, the'
yule log, the tinsel-strewn Christmas tree, the holly and ivy, srtae-coach !
and Santa Claus on his sleigh.
Today's cards are more realistic, or is it just tha. they are up-to-
date. (BIS)
,, '.,L ,-----....
African Art In America
rca,,ll i L-jccir-ikcl e ihe Aftitan ciun.uilin s lim ..hich tlty .,ailI
-ming a' subject" of every day conversation and interest to the
'Vrh.n the past two weeks o- so, at least four different

.me ot "Accenting Africa's emerging role in the
ie Toledo Ohio chapter of the Grl Fr ends, Inc., spon-
livesity of Toledo Students union. Featured jointly
,) affair cican students enrolled in nearby colleges and universi-
ties, and a co of art objects from Lgand.-, Kenya, and Tanganyika.
The art object, isisted of carvings depictiug v id lfe, warriors, dancers,
talking drum, d functional crafts. A denie r, ration of the approved
"talking drum" technique wag given by F. Emminuel Albiano of Western
Nigeria, a.freshman at Heidelberg college at Lttfin, Ohio.
STn'e American Friends of Liberia sponsored an exhibition of African
art and culture at the International House on the campus of the University
of Chicago, which highlighted drumming and dancing by three young
LbeTians. The dances were those of the Sandi, a school of culture of the
-Via tribe in'Liberian. The exhibits-of metal crafts, sculpturing and tex-
ties-- werefrom Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Liberia and the
Caro'eroons.' The Liberian objects, consisting of sculptures and paintings
we e taken..from the private collection of William H. Jones, Liberian con-
sul in Chicago, who acquired them during tr ps to the West African couu-
try in the pst ii years. I
Two other g r o u p s the Committee for Roosevelt University
African.Studies Program and the South Side Community Art Center.--
sponsored'seperate visitations to the Chicago Museum of Natural History to
view the distinguished "Art of Benin" collection. The Roosevelt group
made its tour around the "Magic Carpet" trip to Africa which provides
a full course steak dinner, authentic African dancing, drums and music,
a guided tour of the Benin exhibit and the African room. All performers
in the program were members of the Chicago chapter of Pan-African
Students Organisation in the Americas, who have put out similar shows
throughout the Mid-West ann New York. The tour began under the
trunk of a great elephant in Stanley Field hall of the museum.
The South Side group also viewed the Art of Benin collection, and
heard a lecture by Charles Okpala of Nigeria, a candidate for a doctorate
at the University of Chicago. The Benin group consists of 329 examples
of the highly developed craftsmanship of the West African artisans. The
South Side Art center was established in 1940 and was dedicated by the
late Mrs Roosevelt.
A mechanical engineer has used African art objects as a means of
securing sufficient funds to pay for the education of Africans. Joseph
Glutz, 54, learned in 1945 that $750 would pay for'the education
and ordaining of a priest. One such beneficiary was Father Augustine
Suma, who was ordained a priest in the exclusively African Immaculate
Heart Fathers in 1959. Father Suma wanted to enter Christ the King
seminary at Kabwe, Congo. Through Gluntz, he put up some pieces
of African art for sale. With the money from the sale, he was able to enter
the seminary. N w a priest ne ca3ninues, through Gluntz. to put
up carvings and sculptures for sale, to enable fellow Congolese to
secure the much wanted education. (ANP)

Ministry OF Education Columbiu Trip
Jmaica W. 1.
A c o p y (f Columbus'
Scholarships in Physical Sciences (Plysic3 a CGi :im;try third caravel th o Nina whicls
Apo:ications are invited for the award of four scholarships tenable is attempting t retrace the
it the University of the West Indies to suitably qualified candidates from route of his 1492 discovery
amaica ana other West indian territories to enable them to read speciri- voyage to San Slivador in the
ally for a three year course leading to a d gree in the Physical S-ie-ces Central Bahamas i s 1,200
(Physics and Chemistry) commencing in October. 1963. miles east-south-ast o f its
2? Applicants are required to'have obtained passes at advanced destination. Nie men are
evel in t,ie General Certificate of Education or Higher Sahool Certificate in destnatne me
(I) Cllemistry, (II, Physics, (!il) Pure Mathematics or Applied Mathematics, aboad the thrty-nine foot
or Pure and Applied Mathematics, caravel, they have enough
3. The Value of the scholarship vill not be less than 312 per food for tweaty d a y s al-
annum. though their water-supply
4, Successful candidates will be required to enter into a bond to has hd be replenished
teach in Jamaica for aspecified number of years at the completion of ha had to be repleshed
their course of study. by the Uuiced Staes Navy
5. Application forms are available from the University of the West which dropped desalting kit.
Indies, The Resident tutor, Extra Mural Dept, Bath Road, Dominica, The mast for the main sail
SDec. 22 of the ship cracked. The
Ship was the object of a
search two weeks ago when
Sa.-__ it was more than two weeks


overdue at its destination.

The following candidates have been successful in the
Technical Wing Entrance Examination:-- I uOljCe O Apptiation
Antony Michael, BELLE'/UE CHOPIN; *John Peter, For Liquor Liaoeices
Edward Williams, Stephen Augustine, ST. LUKE-POINTE
MICHEL; Mark B a n n i s, *TheoDhillus Finn, CASTLE eo the Magistrate Dist. "E" &
n UCE; Vincent Etienne, LeoJer e SCTS A the ChiefofPolice: I, EDLINIE ROYER
PCE; Vincent EtinneLeo e r i e r, SCOTTS EAD; now residing at oseau Parishof
Patrick Bougeois, CIFTON; Bernard Serrant, ST. JOSEPH; St. George do hereby give you notice
Edgar Jerom.c, COCCKRANE;, :Anthony Daniel TRAFALGAR; that it is my intention to apply atlhe
Rudelph Larocque, couLerrsrRIE; S t e p h en Brumant, Magisttace's Co u r to' be held at
VIEILLE CASE: Isaac Simon, DELICES; Weldon Kelsick, Roseau on Wednesday, the 2nd day
Isaiah Maxwell, Joshua St. John, Kenneth Williams.of January I96 nsui or a Retail
7LIQUOR LICENCE in respect of my
WESLEY GOVERNMENT; Marcell'us Letang, GRAND BAY;. premUes at NoE 36, Hrlsborough
Reynolds Nibbs, .Augstus' L ia. v -:,n:i. e.r, ROSEAU BOYS "-r Roa.L, ,i.ih .-.L St. GCirn.'
,cHOOL; ,,ilnmort Dorsett, 'L)etic. lVlusgrave, -L Li k e ctteatle a- ,II ,.I .j eiiri
Prevost, MARIGOT; Luke Vidal, *Clayes Vidal SALISBURY 1962.
*Edgar ;Robinson, PORTSMOUTH; Calvert Delsol, Bentley -.EDLINROYEV
Gordon, ROSEAU SENIOR BOY S; To the Magistrate Dist. "E" &
*H.ave won buisary award which will enable them to the Chief of Police I, EDLINE ROYER
receive instructions at the win,. w now residing at Roseau Parishof
Sr. George do hereby g.ve you notice
____that it is my intention td apply at the
Magistrate's C o u r t to be held at
COLONY OF DOMINICA Roseau on Wednesday, the 2nd da&
of January 1963, e n s u i n g for
REGISTRY OF TITLES ISLAND 01 DOMINICAof my p r e s e s at No36Hl
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings borough Street, R)seau, Parish of
..ecreon and Caveats for the week ending the 22nd day of Dec, 1962St. George.
-- St. George.
SNaiture of Reques, whether for Dated the rnth day of December
Date of Request Person Presenting Certificate o te or Noting 1962.
!thereon or Caveat

Request dated Ann Marie Request for 'he issue of a First
Alexander Certiticate of Title in respect of
1st Dec, 1961, that Dortion of land situate in
by her Solicitor the Parish of St. Patrick in the
Presented Colony of Dominica, containing
17th Dec 1962 7.5 acres and bounded as follows:-
at .12.00 a. m. C.A.H. Dupigny On the North-East by land of
Heirs of Vineve Douglas, On the
North-West by land of Heirs of Vineve Douglas, On the Sou h-East by
land of Heirs of Davis Durant
Registrar's Office, T. A BOYD
koscau, 17th Dec. 962 Registrar of Titles
NOTE:-Any person who desires to ob ect to the issuing of a Cer-
tificate of Title on the above applIcation may enter a Caveat in .he &bove
office within fourweeks from the date of the first appearance of the above
Schedule in the Official Gazette and in the DOMINICA HERALD newspaper

To the' Magistrate Dist. "E" &
I, EUSTACE WELSH, now residing at
Newtown Parish of St. George do
hereby give yo..i n ,iace that it is my
intention to apply at the Magis-
trate's Court to be held at Roseau
on Wednesday, the : and day of
January 1963, eusuing for a Tavern
LIQUOR LICENCE in respect of my
29 Old Street Parish of St. George,
pated the xothi day of December
196. _

published in this Island. __

.. .... -.--. ...................... Ag ricultural Notes
,DOMINICA ELECTRICITY SERVICEs Washington, December 5s Three
: recent signers of the new long term
The Offices of the Dominica Electricity Services will international coffee agreement are
Sbe closed for the Festive Season on Saturday 12 noon andi Western Germany, Indonesia and
!will re-open on Thursday 27th December, 1962. Luxembourg, bringing the total ex-
F T JOSLN port signers to 22. They represent
F. T. JOSLYN, 82.6 per cent of the 1961 w
SAccountant. experts. Importing nations tha'
for Manager. signed now total 13, represer
-- -,per cent of the 1961 i


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THIS is not an exhortation but a state-
ment of fact, for it appears to t his
newspaper that all over the world, save
in small stubborn pockets of t o r p o r,
Christians are awakening and t r y i n g
earnestly to bridge not only the gulfs and
differences which have in the past yawned
between one form of the Faith acd an-
other, but the gulf which has been ob-
vious between the theory and practice of
This second dividing factor was the
great obstacle which initially made good
and gentle thinkers, socialists, liberals and
other kind progressive persons doubtful
a b o u t the present-day efficacy of the
Christian religion. So 1a r g e a gap
existed, and still to a certain extent exists,
between the intention and the perform-
ance, the symbol and the self, the realists -
and the mystics, the declaration and the
deed, that an impasse, or at 1 e a s t (in
terms of mental struggle) a draw, had
been reached.
Certain things have happened in 1962

cal Council is o n e: new thought and
new visitors are not being discouraged by
Pope John, a great man of simple origin
and broad vision. All forms of Christian re-
ligion seem to be trimming their high, stern

hedges so that they may see the acknow-
ledged good growths in their neighbours'
gardens. This in turn appears to be
leading to a newer and wiser attitude by
the Churchts towards those who practice
the Christian ethic in less conventional
manner. The aura of tolerance is a ra
diant one and lightens as it spreads. We
sec no reason why it should scorch the
cherished basic tenets of true believers..
These are serious things to say at
Christmas time when the emphasis is on
the word 'merry' and the children are
singing their jingle-bells as well as their
carols. But the development is a most
heartening one, a simple good achieve-
ment at a time significant of goodness and
simplicity. In Christianity there are the
eternal symbols: a homeless Mother and a
newborn Child sheltering humbly, visited
by labouring men, who have nothing to
give'save friendship, and by the wealthy
anid powerful, bringing gifts.
It could have been something which
happened in Dominica -- but it happen-

of a star. We of the HERALD idd our
voices to those of the carollers and say :
God rest you merry ladies and gentlemen,
you have less to be dismayed about this
Christmas-time than you may imagine.


What happened to Dominica's Christ
mas shoppers this year? What happened
to trade in the capital town? According
to the Barbados Advocate, which took
its gloomy lead story recently from the
_Dominica Chamber of Commerce and
other local sources, we are suffering from
a trade slump. Before this editorial ap-
pears in print, almost on Christmas eve,
there is certain to be some flurry of last-
minute buying. But let us admit t h a t
for most merchants (save perhaps for the
Supermarket) the season has been a bad
one. People have not gone in for their
usual December spending of past years.
Government's policy is one of thrift to
the point of frugality, and it should not
surprise anyone if the inhabitants of Dom-
inica have taken the hint. The peasant
proprietor of today is shouldering some
-of the responsibility for his feeder roads,
marketing arrangements, planting and
fertilising. This emphasis on co-opera-
tion is good in itself, and it draws sav-
ings from beneath mattresses and from the
savings banks, and puts the money to
productive use-less cash being available
imported consumer goods. Moreover
country people do not now w a i t
he end of the year for a g r a n d

splurge, as they did in the days of vanilla
and cocoa booms; banana money is paid
weekly. One frequently sees t r u c ks
loaded w i t h utility goods heading for
various parts of the compass where roads
have o p e n e d up new home-making
Reasons given fur the slump include
the drop in the price of bananas--but
that is 'surely seasonal? and the cutting
down of public 'works projects on roads
and buildings, save (for example) on the
grammar school. It is also complained
that most of the improvements calling
for paid labour and material have taken
shape in the North. We have a sk e d
whether Government's financial and other
advisers warned of a possible trade recess-
ion? Frankly, we do not know. But
while Ministers travel around congratu-
lating deserving people on their achieve-
ment of roads, sea-walls, health centre,
treasury etc., the poor old heart of Dom-
inica ROSEAU is slowing up:
gloom emanates at times from its business
Now while we recognize well that a
merchant community anywhere in the

itial mistakes, we know that there are fair-minded m
bers of our business community who were prepared to g
this Government a break. If they have become peevish
lost confidence it is more because of Governments's attitt
towards human relations than for any commercial reas,
The business men themselves who are feeling .
pinch are sometimes inclined to us- obsolete- sales mecho
poor display and little or no ad v e r t i s i n
One of these gentlemen, who gave us a c 1 e
account of what he termed "the recession," admitted t h a
his firm had a weak display of toys this year the biggest
seller at Christmas! A customer also told us that he hac
hunted everywhere for a particular popular toy, without
The sight of bright lights and bright parcels and the
clink of good money helps to mike everyone feel secure and
confident at Chiisimas-time. Those who are out-of-work
have not got the money anyhow, and no doubt those are
the people about whom Government is worrying most.
The HERALD wish-s for everybody a quick emergence
from whatever setback he or she may have suffered, and a
happy Christmas after all.

Co respondents are asked t1 submit their full names and addresses as
a guarcrtee of good faith, bnt'o n necessarily jr publication. Letters should
be as sho. t as possible Conroversia: political letters will not Le pub-
lished anonymously. Views expressed in People's Pjst do not necessarily
reflect the policy of the Ed to" or the Proprietor
Strong (3) When the writer challenges the
word "Debutante" in the context
Umbrage referred to, does he or she imply that
,the girls are not Young maidens, or
Dominica Junior Gbam- that they have been presented to So-
ber of Commerce. city already: I demand an answer
here, with specific reference if'any,
From the Officer of- We challenge the intentions be-
J.B.Yankey, hind this article, and are of the or
President, ion that t was not in rt-
25 Bath Road, terest of this orp
.- r eaua. ... Jic, Tunior CI
19th December, 196.'. which ri, :t'
The Editor, able reputation
Dominica Herald, community.
Roseau. The article v ictivL
Sir, undermining in It had no
The executive Committee useful purpose biu mar the tone
of the Dominica Junior Chamber of and break the morL of those con-

Commerce has noted very carefully cerned. I wish to inorm the writer
the remarks made under Debutantes that we considered it meaningless and
Curlers in your newspaper of S5th offensive, and we cannot tolerate such
December 1962. attitudes coming from sections oi this
We view these statements very community who hail their good faith
seriously and in this light, therefore, and genuine interest in Dominica
we wish to express our undivided active ties and Dominica.
opinion in a few pertinent remarks The writer has had the word
to the general public on your 'prtttntious' well grounded in his or
Editorial of Istn December, 1962 her vocabulary, I think that per-
entitled Debutantes & Curlers. son is pretentous.
We should be excep-oii; nIjygrate-' (Sgd) J.B. YANKEY,
ful if you could publish this reply President Dominica Junior
in your newspaper of 22nd Decem- Chamber of Commerce for and on
ber, 1962, in. the interest of the gen- behalf of the Executive of the Dom-
eral pubac, if you do have it at heart. imea Tunior Chamber of Commerce

We think it exceptionally bad
taste and shockingly unnecessary for
the article Debutante and Curlers to
have appearedin your newspaper of
tha, date.
(r) It is common courtesy for any
newspaper to highligh an activity
that is about to take place and not
to smear destructive cnticims
beforehand. Any criticisms or com-
ments come after, not before. ,It
means that the writer must have 'hld
a biased mind to approach the
subject in that way.
(2) The nature of place has no.
thing to do with function. It may
be a T.B. block or anywhere, but the
atmosphere must blend with the oc-
casion. The writer should have
been there to note this point, as it
was certainly very much up to the

world is rather prone to run d o w n a standard the idealists thinks of a
Labour Government when it makes in- Ball.

Note: The Dominica Junior Chamber of
Commerce seems to be unduly touchy
about our light-hearted editorial
"Debutantes and Curlers" of Decem-
ber s1, and reads into it implications
which were certainly not intended.
The editorial stated explicit "we
are not suggesting that the Jaycees'
Debutantes Ball will be lacking in
decorum or even elegance." In-
cidentally the last two paragraphs of
the letter signed by Jaycees Presid-
ent'i;B,NYankey, are far more dicta-
torial and offensive than the mild
editorial in question.
We tolerate their publication
nevertheless- Editor.

Cont. on page 5
Christmas meeting at Education
Office, Saturday, Dec. 22, 5.30 p. m.





People's Post
Cont. from page 4
1962 Unfair To
Village Carnival
Sir, -In the 1962 Carnival
Queen competition at the W'nd-
sor Park, Roseau. The Village
Queens of the island were invi:eJ
to compete for the Island Queern
and from my ohservation they
were made to be mockeries of
Roseau. They were put in an
open Coca-Cola Truck exposed
to the hot sun in Windsor park
without any sort of decorations
nor even a ny comfortable
sea's. I am sure tl at as the 1963
Carnival is fast approaching
similar requests will be made of
these young ladies, but I am very
much afraid that if he same
conditions exist there shall be
no other alternative but that
these charming young ladies will
-wlkofLfthe stage ._-.

Debutantes And -
Dec. 18, 1962
To the Editor
The Dominica Herald,
Dear Madam,
I cannot agree
with you that numbers do not
change a dance into a ball. In my
view, if the tctal number of guests
is-under too, it is a dance. If
"'er 100, it is a ball What's in a
"-"s appeal.
am on your side
.s. We had a witty
-a Ogden Nash, and he
Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses.
Well I do not see eye to eye with
him on that, but I have made up
something of my own:
Worst sight in the world is
A woman in cnrlies,
So wear a scarfgirlies.
Yours truly,
YANK somewhere in

Our Christmas Story
The Cock That Crowed In The Pot
By Collins F. O'Neill
MA FRANCIS was no more than ninety-two call, thin, and (str.incclvy
bald-headed-- seems through age, and was still going strong save for arthri-
tis which kept her in her rocking chair. Her only hobby was reading
exciting stones. She had one great-grand daughter, Doris, who was 16.
They lived together in a small country home far up on a mountain.
It was Christmas eve and Doris had just returned from completing
her shopping. At least, she thought she had made her las' lap; but as sh:
laid her basket down in the kitchen, she recollected, "ay-ay, ah din buy no
meat fo' irmorrow." Obviously, it was after 8 p. m. and all groceries had
already been closed so there was no possibility of having their custo nry i
betf and pork on the table on Christmas day.
Ma Francis had taken over her dead husband's poultry farm down
the foot of the mountain, She had pledged never to cook a chicken from
htr frm since even the smallest one to her was well valued. "M' chile
well Ah s'pose you dint got no frens coming' to look you up tomorrow," sne
said. "sh aint so like it, 'cause after all dis time you should know wut
Christmas means to me." Doris did not say a word, for ofcourse one can
not be wrong and strong.
"Well, lake Abraham: everything's set, but wey de lamb?" she con-
tinued. Just at this point, .oris's mnd ran straight on the biggest cock in
the farm, but cleverly, she merely said. "The Lord will provide, gran.'
'Yes, m' chile, de Lord will provide." Ma Francis repeated, "So
long as he provide wut you aint got; an' ah hope you have fatt, an' mean
wut you say."
That night, Doris served old G r a n n y with supper earlier than
usual, for of course time had been running out and there was quite a lot to
do. The first thing Doris thought of was to get her to retire to bed early.
But Ma Francis though old was still very clever. She was a woman wno
could have made cv.r a iyone, even one's m.nd, w th putty, so ling as you,come
into contact with her trom time to time. So, it was Doris and her. Oc-
casionally, she glanced over to the kitchen and noticed a, strange expression
on Doris's face. She noticed also that she was constantly looking down the
mountain through a window of the kitchen, and on one oLcasian she teased
her, "If you want to throw y' self, better you leh Christmas pass fortt"
"Dob speak like dat, Gran'. Wut gone wrong?"
"Come, she demanded 'Come, me chile-come sit close me, lemm
tll you me dream las' night.' 'Las' night me arthritis de gann an' me two
foot de warkin again. Ah dream, poopa de come ridin' ah black harse"
She leaned back comfortably in ner chair and brought her glasses down
the up of her nose, "Ah dream ah wark down de steps on de mountain an'
-efi -cac-de-duor deliarse dis r- anf'lu fntrb jigTatEcaca .a .
"Granny!" Doris yeled.
"Is only ah dream m' chile."
"But, but you never had such dreams before."
The old woman groaned, "m" chile, you young-is Christmas, an'
all kinda strange things happen at Christmas. 'Yes, so wen de harse tun
de cack, it beat up arl de cacks in de farm an' run dem out an' he alone
remain wit' arl de poolits."
"You mean dey run out in de night?
"Poor ting, but why it do dat?"
"Oh dear," the old woman said "No male creacher ever likes camp'ny
wit female dat consorn 'im, so "ah euess he de want all fo' himself Any-
way m' chile, is me sleepin t:me now, so sometime again ah go tell you de
res' o' de dream

Doris helped her in to bed and returned some five to eight minutes
Devastating after, stood in the doorway and poked her head through; she saw that Gran's
eyes were closed and she was breathing deeply. She tested her by calling
-Storm Winds In softly, "Gran! Gran!. Granny!" Then closed the door gently, went back to
U K the kitchen and took up a wet sugar bag and with a lantern she headed
U. K. down the steps of the mountain. The fowls knew the lantern well, so all
except one-a black cock-rushed to the door, click, clock, click, clock.
London, Dec. 17, CP:- The black cock stood in one corner, head up'Cor, cor, cor,' which in
More than thirty persons are fowl language means. "Is me you want, come; hold me! Come!" Doris
dead in the wake of hurri- saw that all the other fowl cocks were missing, and only the black one still
e in e wia standing calmly in the same corner. She put down the lantern, moved up
cane-strength winds which quietly and threw over wet bag over the unresisting cock then returned to
swept Europe in a winter the house to find her old grin' snoring sweetly. Quickly and carefully she
storm. 23 d i e d in the cleaned up the cock and in a jiffy had the meat put on the fire for seething.
raging seas when the Ger- Again, sh: went back to Ma Francis room. She was still sound asleep,
m an frghtr "Nautilus" and as she looked into Gran's face, a cock crowed as if fiom the kitchen.
S reighter aut s "Why, like it have ah hole in de run," she whispered to herself.
s a n k off the Dutch coast. She quickly rushed back to the kitchen, but surprisingly, there was no fowl
At least eight people died in there. "So web you know. Like ah de hear ah cock crowing in here jes
Britain from falling t r e e s now." she again spoke to herself. She was not yet taking it in a superitious
and buildings. way; but took up the pot spoon and lifting the cover offthe pot the cock
crowed again. Doris fearfully slammed back the cover on the pot and
drew back. She was still doubtful. She again took up the cover and the
WIFE NOTICE cock crowed a second time. She dropped the cover upon the floor and
hurried to old granny, who was a 1 r ea d y sitting on the bed smiling.
I, Irving Clarendon of 44 Victoria "M'chile, you is out ah bret," she told her, "si down near me. New m'chile,
St., Roseau wish to inform the gen- doan tell me. Ah know arl 'bout it. Ah good lesson to lorn is ornesty.
eral public that I am no longer res- An' ah 'o tell you dis, you mus' have fait' you can be ornest. But, Doris,
ponsible for my wife, Audrey Clar- you ent have no fait'. You de tell me de Lard will provide; but you ent
endon, n&e Audr-y Lugay, ror for have no fait.' m' chile. Good tings come to poisons who wait. Ah de
any debts incurred by her, she hav- plan to give you de cack to cook tomorrow, but ah jes wanted to know ah'
ing left my home on the 7th Sep- lil more 'bout you." She lit her pipe and took a few good, short pulls,
temper, 1962. then she continued, 'Me chile, ah read books an' ah could do tings."

"Gran said Doris, "Gran, you fightenin' me'
"No need m' chile. Jes Listen. Dat cock you kill was ah strange
one--it ent belong to nobody "
Dois raised her eyebrows. 'Ah wun have you say d_-s: tin;, in here,
granny! It s -ibsord -
"But true- -absord ,ut true m' while. "
"But de cock was ours dar ab kill."
'You rink it was ah c;ck, but Co it was not 4h reil one. Go sce!
Arl we fowls now dey in de run. Go s:e to) dr'', nI meat in de po:
now. Doris ran to the kitchen and in a moment returned looking- i,
amazement at her.
"Dcre s no meat in de pot, grin and de stove is out."
The old woman smiled, --See? ifah de let anyone ah you eat de meat,
big Christmas day you wudda hear cack crowing in everybody belly. So
good, si back down. Ah de tell you ah dream befo' ah went to bed, but
Schlde it wassen no dream at arl. You mus' praktis to have fait', always.
Well ah mus go back to sleep now. so Mercy Xmas d'ar."



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DUCKS $1.09 " $1.25 "
TUHKEYS 1,09 " 1.25 "
AfRROTS25 KOS. $12,50 .30o p. Itb.
BEETS 25 KOs, 10,50 .25o "
CABBAGES 25 KOS 12.00 .30 "
60-240 it 35[ 39o per 1b
300-600 lb 35v 39o "
660 & up 33o 390 "
40--240 lts. 59e 68 "
280-600 lbs. 58," "
640 & up 57
1 b, Pkts $50.00 per c-s $1.00 p.lt.
- r,--" --of 56 .50 i~l
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APPLES $16,50 per case. 15o each
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cartons 33,00 ': 120 "
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26-year old typist, '7th Standard
;rt. and diplomi, good character,
athematical; earnestly seeks job.-
liss EJ.,c-o HERALD.

Two youths aged 16 and 17 years
xious obtain honest woik by day,
'ir or week; gardening, odd-jobs.
details from HERALD office, Tel.

Death Of Second
Lord Baden-

Lord Banden-Powell, who
diedin London last week-end
aged 49, was the son of Ihe
founder of the world-wide Boy
Scout Movement and himself
the founder and president of the
.ommonwealth Students As-
4e devoted a great d i al of his
:e to the Scouting movement
other youth organizations.
-came Chief Scout's Com-
oner, Guildmaster of the
.-..u -owell Scout Guild, Pre-
sident of the City of Westmins-
ter Boy Scouts Local Association,
President of the Youth Camping
Association and a member of
the council of the National Rifle
His mother is the World Chief
Guide Olave Lady Baden-Powell.
The third Lord Baden-Powell is
his 26 year old son Mr. Robert
Crause Baden-Powell. (BIS)

Do-It-Yourself Presents Best


David Stephens

Father Christmas and toy manufacturers have taken, the advice ofthe
psychologist, who tels' them that what a child wants is something to do.
But the toy must be adapted to the age of the recipient so that it is never
too difficult, Otherwise, instead of hours of peace while he plays happily
with it, there will be boredom and bad temper.
Construction sets, do-it-yourself kits to make anything from air-
craft to transistor radios, and basic toys for toddlers to fit together, are wide-
ly featured in today's toy selection in Britain. New types keep coming on
the market and are snapped up at once, so that manufacturers are hard put
to it to keep up with demand.
They Like To Build
The modern child likes to build things and this helps education,
Parents and teachers realise the importance of toys in a child's life.
Britain's toy-makers are expecting bumper sales this Christmas and many
soft toy makers export half their output. The export figure for the whole
,industry is more than 2o per cent with precision scale model cars high
on the list. (BIS)

2. Bon temps cest pour yon temps.
"Good time is only for one time."
3. Mele epuis chien, ou ka trapper peace.
"Mix with dogs, you get feas."
Sent in by M. Peters, Portsmouth

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SATUKDAY, DEL::.L'Li. 22, 195:


The Queen's Broadcast Sino-lndian Fight

By 8 May Restart

Rob Mansfield Communi t C h,, n a has closed
d o w n its Calcutta and .o ibay
It was Chri tmas 1932- the first year of the British Broadastin; Cor- I consulates because India has "'uic.u-
poration's Empire Service, ihe precurt sr ofthe present-day External Services I puloudy ostructid" their operation
-that King Geoige V made the first of the series of royal Christmas broad- and "wrecked" ih- S i n o Indian
casts to the Commonwealth whidh have continued, with only two -xcepiions, Consular Agreement; they also con;-
every year s.nce. King George VI carried on where his father left off, and. plain ,hat Ind a has violated Chinese
Queen Elizabeth has now given as many Christmas broadcasts as her father. air-space twice recently. It seems that
'Two Landmarks they are setting the stage fuo a rene-
S. \wal of' haosihtics and Nehru has-
The Queen s broadcasts have created at least two landmarks in the wa r h
sencs. In 1952 the broadcast was made for the fist time from an overseas warned his troops to expect further
armed ag grcss.on at any time and to
Commonwealth country, when the Queen, in the course ofa Common- ag t n ti
guard against b e i n g lulled into
wealth tour, spoke to the countries of the Commonwealth from Gov- ar a
cra n:a: House, Auckland, New Zealand. The second landmark ame trap.
in 1957, when, the' broadcast was televised fur the first time, the televised eOn Mondaya Prime Minister
version going out simultaneously with the sound transmission. Nesu received a copy of the secret
A feature of the broadcasts for some years now has been the Common- proposals to end the border strife.
wealth programme which precedes the Queen's message on Christmas after. Communist China has agreed upon"
noon. It serves to brin the peoples of tie Commonwealth' to one another last week's proposal for an Afro-A
in a particularly viv i d way and might a almost be 'looked upon ian"little summi.' meeting :nC
as a kind o0 annual festival. lombo. Inaia h,.s su far, d.clhned to
ilanoy Conmmonwealth fVisssl" make official comment on one propo-
any nwea isitsss opening the rccip, ofyrecise d-
""Tc-ueWi u s-'ist'eers on Christmas Day, can lives in Common tails.

wealmn countries winch have not been visited by the Queen, the Duke of
Edinourgh or some omiier member of the Royal Family.
it was while she was in Kenya that the Queen acceded to the throne
--aud this overseas note has been strikingly maintained in tie succeeding
years. Tne Queen's journeys to oversea Commonwealth countries now
nave to be'recKoneu m hundreds of thousands of miles- quite apart from
the Commonwealth visits she paid as Princess Elizabeth.
T.he comprefiensive scope of these visits sh, i hat the formal phrase,
"Head of the Commonwealth" is no empty one. There are some who
teared.that the Commonwealth might disin1cgiate. with the ending of the
link of coumon' allegiance to a single sovereign after the historic decision
of 1949, whlcrer'y Irdllr as able to retain membership of the Common
wealth oin-becoming a republic.
Free Association
"Now the Commonwealth includes five republics and a local monarchy
which do not acknowledge formal allegiance to the Queen.
cOlunEIts, h lio.L -- l.cithL rtput liki or monarchies -
-..un, rinrie r.t. it i r meC. Lommun aiffli Prme Mi is-
o 1 1949, as th: syinooi of their free association and, as such,
,caa o f the commonwealth.
Not all the million oi Cumniornv.cnil citizens who.tune into the
. Queen's brn.adcjas on Chrsitma D.y .-.' l be dble to see her althoughh the
telerecordiib \v.ill be made spcedil) and widd) I, but they will be able to,
bear a peisu-- the rtprEstniatre Commoinealth person.
"I do not give'you laws or administer justice," the Queen said in one'
of her Christmas broadcasts, "but I can do something else: I can give
you my heart and my devotion. to all the people of our brotherhood of
nations." (BIS-abridged)
ivorne Prosper School Breaks Up
by "Bystander"
Among the early schools to celebrate a breaking up for the Christmas
holidays is Morne Prosper Government of which Miss V. Seraphin is Head
teacher. On Sunday 9th. December the gay function started, at about
4 p. m. with carols new and old sung by ,he whole 'school, in. a hall pret-
rtiytfiofigh simply) decorated and with a beautiful Chrstmas Tree on the

Less than half-an-hour later there
was excitement and a big surprise-
Santa Claus arrived with his bag of
sweets over his shoulder, Dancing
with him around the tree were a
number of little friends from the
Junior Classes who wore spangled
red hoods over white dresses, singing
"Jingle Bells" accompanied by the
lively music of Tambourine and
After Santa had shared the sweets
with children it wa; general refresh-
ment time at wh:ch pupils, parents
and other invitees were served.
A few more carols followed and
then distribution of the many. prizes.
Every member of the staff had
recommended pupils who were
regular in attending and who had
done well in the Term Test. Dili-
gence and good behaviour also got
recognition. Needless to say, visitors
parents and pupils, all were delighted
with the unique meeting.
Grateful thanks go to the villagers
who contributed cash, and to the

Adenauer Weathers
The West German Government
of Chancellor Adenauer has scraped
through its crisis and still remains in
power with a coalition with the
right-wing Free Democratic Party
- but at the, expense ot, a promise
from the eighty-seven year,old
Chancellor that he' will retire in the
autumn. The new Defence Minister
will be K.von Hassel Premier of the
Province of Schleswig-Holstein:
Meanwhile lawyer Josef A.ugstein,
brother of editor Rudolf Augstein,
arrested on orders of the former De-
fence Minister Srauss, has been re-
leased from custody. He had been
accused of passing secrets obtained
fo4m a colonel in the Ministry to his
brother for publication in the Li-
beral paper Der Spiegel.

merchants and other friends who
donated gifts, and last Iut not least,
to the Education Department for a
generous gift of books.

Trade Union News

Joseph For
U.K. Course

Th" Vice President of the Dom-
nica Trade Union, Mr.i.. P. Joseph
leaves for Barbados on the 30th /of
the month en route to England where
he wil take a th;rteen-week course
in various aspects of Trde; Unipno-
ism and Trade Union Oi cniiai.in.
n'le course has hee arr r a n ge d
through through the Secretary for
I; r .L :-. _. ,- :.-
nis Vosper i 'ntl uncron .v th the
Irad OUnloon ogress of', Great
Britain: All incidental expenses are
being,paid by the" Brit sh Council,
*who are looking after lodgings; man -
tenance and travelling arrangements.
The course in Industrial Relationw
will include eight weeks in London
andfive weeks in provincial indus
trial centres.
Caribbaan Labour

First Triennial Congress
For Jamaica
At the recent meeting of the Gen.
eral Council of the Caribbean La-
bour Congress in Georgetown, Bri-
tish Guiana, it was decided to hold
the first triennial Congress in Jama-
ica on 15th, I6tn and 17th September,'
1963. Whilst=in Georgetown, sum-
mons were i s u e d to the General
Secretary Mr. Osmond Dyce and Mr.
Simeon Alexander for holding an
unouthonsed public meeting last May.
Clerical Workers Statement
The following statement signed by
Osmond Dyce, Sec.-Treas. of the
C.L.C, was published recently:
We deplore the constant .attempt
of certain employers to obstruct and
make impossible the Organisation of
Clerical, Supervisory an d Adminis-
trative workers into the Trade Unions.
The policy .has.been pursued in many
Caribbean countries for, a number of
years without due cause. The Caribbe
an Congress of Labour wishes it to be
known that every effort will be made
to encourage ai.d strengthen the full
Organisation of these workers and-
that any attempt by employers to deny
this category of persons freedom of
association will be resisted.'

Dominica Banaa

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S Tcndc;s are invited for th i ," :." ' cii to:
tuSEd for tho c,.:idC, cf Bahaia s Le fir o-i 1s;
pkril, 193. lReuirements are esT;::-,;e.:l 130,000
gallons for the period of 12 mcen'iis fi'rn ;i:a date and,8~
hterders should be for a 12 montils suipiy and a 24 montlhsi
"supply, respectively. Specifications of 'sIe oils off6reId
should be included,
Every tender siculd make provision for the instala-M
Ition of stGrage tanks at not less than twenty-iiins poing s i
throughout the island, of which fifteen tanks ,must be of.
i5(0 imperial gallons capacity and fourteen tanlVs of 1000
.imperial gallons capacity, There should aiso be included)
tin every tender the provision of eighty 45 gallon drums
land fifty 12 gallon drums for fhe transport of spray oil to.
hil ose points where bulk storage is impracticable,
Tenders, which' should be in sealed envelopes and
marked "lenders for Spray Oil," should be addressed to tihe
6 general Man;ager, Bominica Banana Growers Associai0on
and should reach the office of the Ascc':.;; noi ster"
than 4.p, m. on 31st december, 1962.
S The Association does not bind itself to a3capt the,
.lowest or any tender.
Gene. alil a ager
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distention and heart-bu..rn.

Qulkeie Ta'iblets

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The Little Carib

Tale Of A Gift
You have seen his face on sc mn y UNICEF Christmas cards:
a little tanned face with slan'ine eyes and a wistful but cheeky
expression, topped by a silk cap of.black hair. What is he? A
Koieat,? An Eskimo? A Chinese? Nothing of he, kind: he is a little
Catib, and be was give.) to us as a present-the most precious gift
ev r rece.ved.

Kennedy To Light
Nations's Christ-
mas Tree,
Washington, December
13 -- President Kennedy's

I e, ehim now, and pin him down immense, because he is a natural message of peace a nd the
in memory oefoie he becomesavesdropper and interrupter. Now lighting of a 72-foot B 1 u e
entirely the tougb bounding lr . r 1 .1 *
schoolboy of tomorrow as he back in his home island, he savours Spruce tree behind the White
itood just before Christmas last the ich pleasure of having; two sets House Monday will signal
year on a clay road in the Carib of parents, and refers to his progen- the beginning of the nation's
Reserve, Dominica, .with a stiff tors proudly as "my Carib Indian
bunch ofaraficial flowers in his Mm and Dad," greeting them annual observance of
band. Who could resist kissn:. always with fond exuberance. Rid- Christmas.
him in accept t a n.c e of the ig in a car with us, he lifts a hand U. S. government officials
bouquet? aebind h.mb stod in mitative salute, then turns and and dignitaries from other
s ev e r al members of the igni es rom oher
tribe; it was a family delepatio,. says with that exquisite UNI countries will attend the
The paptr flowers were gratefully gnm, "was that friend -ora po. ttcs o c smas aean
received (in that countryside Now lie is seven, He is as strong 1962 Christmas Pageant of
brilliant with wet leaves anl as a manicou and as sensitive as a IPeace which is'held here, in
wild Llosso.ns), but s jddenly it hum'n ng-bire. Everything that the capital each year to tos-
arpea ed that the delegation was happens in life interests and pleases ter understanding of t h e
disappointed. Another round of him- a beloveJ new Aunt, a gentle .Iim- e
thanks. reihaps? But someone foster-sister, his school, his little Eng ssage o Chrismas and
very likely a giandmothei--push- lish playmate, the Fhips dasning into tne trendship ol other na
ed the litue by ito my ams. the lue harbour below, lizards, crak- tons ot the world. It em
"Madim, tai tL)y goJts W~tn t hb r b i s peace >-
the bouquet,. craks and bits of slate, which he phasizes the peaceful aspira-
Enchanting and unique g ft! fashions into spearheads and razor-. tions of the United States.
Enough to dazzle any pair ot shsrp knives. he national display in
feminine eyes! But a buy needs a Baptised a Protestant, he signs .
father as well as a mother, so it himself like a devout Cathoic for e park behd the Pres
was n e c e s s a r y to strike off his prayers, carefully intoned, are int.r- dent s home is exemplary
through the bush uut'l contact denominational. He used to delete- of many displays 'throughout
could be made by overseas telL- offending persons from the addendum the country, heralding t h e
phone with another islands
"Please, dear, take a plane to to hs petitions. "God bs Rich- Christmas season a n d its
Don inca at once. We have, ard but not Sonia because she wood-
been given a very valuable present ent give me her exercise book. Message of Peace on arth,
and I don't think I should accept After learning that selectiveness was Good Will to Men.
t alone." wr.ng, he made up a comprehensive The Presidert' s ai.nual
SThe question however was not ending to his night prayer: "God Christmas. message of peace
whether the little Carib could bless everybody in the world- even will be broadcast world-ide
be accepted but whether ad ure e.n n d tele.rsed nation W ide
senses could ever -.refuse in the morning his voice can be heard elsd n. d
O of the world, brisml oe siingg countless little :songs,ke a (U. S. S.
'{ the world, braimfth of ... ..

glee, looking aboutfour
'ida though he was, really
pctrturbable at the idea
ilg lie with strikingly
A 'parents-tnat was our
Carib, our Christmas pre-
Who would not want to
such a child in his arms
love him for ever?
it was quickly arranged, and
; found ourselves boarding a plane
for Trinidad. The'little Carib was
sleepily aware that he was touching
down at various small islands, but
nobody could guess, what his dremy
though _were. Onwrds we flew,
and when he described the glitter of
Pia co airport he said with a Spirtan
sigh: "We nearly reach," It was
his only comment, and never a tear
brimmed out of those bright observ-
ant eyes- eyes so observant that
when he said thanks for his first
Christmas toys from us, he remarked:
S"I remember yourifirst present. It
was a paper cup on the plane."
Of course he is sometimes relent-
lessly stubborn. At the Gqvernor
General's party he refused to ride a
donkey, saying coldly: "I only like
goats." Afterwards he came home
with a space ship, and wrapped it
p in brown paper to send to his
,other Daniel in the Reserve,
-'-.ing "Anyhow I kissed
'Lady Hailes for it.
A marvellous fitter'% mate, he fol
lows his new father around with
tools, piecing things together in a
most competent manner. Resistant
to thi alphabet, all of a sudden he
took a pencil and wrote down beauti-
ful letters for the sheer joy of their
shape. His vocabulary becomes

bird on 'a twig at dawn. What is
is he singing now? B ts of a can-
tata heard at school or in Church
"... A son is given. A...A
son is given." I

YOuth Trust

St Vincent: Adminis'-
trator Grahalm has accepted
a cheque of' $85 for t h e
Youth Trust Fund fiom: th&
Lyric Trading Company-
the total of three cash prizes
offered on -the first day- draw
at the' opening o f the n e w
Lyric Supermarket in Octo-
ber. Although the result of
the draw was published, the
prizes were never claimed--
and Youth is the gainer.

Dictatorial Action
In Senegal
Dec. 17. CP: Police and troops
under orders of the Senegalese Pre-
mier Mamdou Dia forcibly took
control of the National Assembly.
Combir ed forces of Senegalese
gendarmerie and army units
surrounded the assembly building
were deputies were,preparing io
vo'e on a censure motion against
the goiernm ent. .,:..i-...:", '<::;i..

Montserrat: On Decem-
ber i, a total of nearly winery
dollars had b. ee ri .receiveJ
f6r ,the Funid. Donors iin-
clude His Honour & Mrs.
Wiles, Mis~' Rose Kelsick,
and many other generous

Ascania Returns Many From U.K.
About Ioo U.K. immigrants returned last week.by the T.V. Ascania.,
People crowded the Roseau jetty to see the huge ship steam slowly in: some
waved, many were in tears..
About 75 % of the returning passengers were women with children.
Interviewed by our staff reporter several stated that life in London was not
a bed of roses. A housewife aid "Life is better off here, in Dominica, !
than in England; for instance, over there even people of your own colour i
are trampling you" Asked about the housing situation, she said "'My hus-
band ana our four children had to live in a little room about 8'xro' for
which we paid 4 a week. Once, due to our position, we were two weeks
in arrears, and in no time we were put on the street." Asked whether she
was happy to be back in Dominica, she dropped her head, "At first, I was
somewhat ashamed, even on the beat I didn't feel so well about it, but
now that I have reached I feel quite happy."

Annette Severin Bridge Of
Mr. Mrs. Severin ,nd family, Luis ReJy?
both at home and abroad, wish to
convey through this medium their Rio De Jane
expressions of sincere gratitude and CP:-Rescue w
appreciation to all those who in so day recovered b
many different and tangible ways ,thirtyeight person
so quickly came to their rescue e e
from almost overpowering grief when the brid
caused by the sad loss of Annette the Prata R ive
in such tragic circumstances as
are already so well-known. A HAPPY CH
The comfort and consolation r-n
thus derived were immense and A P
the Christian counsels with which A PROSP
they were accompanied helped NEW YEAR
them to see this occurrence in its From the St
true proportions. Dominica


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The general Agent And Staff
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'Colonial Life isusmrance Co. Ltd.
S. and _
SC lonial Fire lisu ance o. Ltd. i
S Extends Corsial Gr'eetings f' a HAPPY
1CHRISTMAS and a Prosperous NEW YEAR to
all. i

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Olds Discount 0o. (T.C ) Limnited

We wish to announce that due to internal reori~a?
isation it has been necessary for us to transfer +"
trol of r outstanding accounts from our Rosea'
-ead GUfiice in Triniiad, Our premisesin I.
Icosed elective 31st, December, 1962.

Hirers are requested to make-all future payments
After the date to our agent in Dominica, Mr, B. Cools-1
lLartigue, 6 Fort Lane, Roseau, Dominica, I

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Domiinica, W. I.

22 December

Best wishes for
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