RONY CHENET, Jr.
VM THE HAITIAN ENGLISH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER
VOLUME IV rort-au-Prince Republique D'HAITI SUNDAY, MARCH 14th, 1954 No. 25
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k the Artibote. river, injfront'of a school, an interested crowd
Torunds the Inspector during stocking of the impenetrable bul-
bark between peasants and starvation -'Tilipia !
oModern ((Miracle Of The Fishes
i In The Artibonite Vlley
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6e Artibonite Valley. Baskets
0 Tilipia are valued at ten or
renty cents, Carp sell at two
three cents per pound. Yet
UJ.N. pisciculturist fish farm
S- Simon Tal prophesies -in
bother year, or less, there will
jt be a single fish for sale in
Eese markets-. He explains his
beory people will catch fish
' easily, there will be no need
I OF A
By Selden Rodman
.any years ago, travelling in
ily. I visited Pisa and spent
ine time poking around in the
unts of Galileo, Byron, Shel-
and other celebrated sojourn
in that fabulous city. At the
e I had never been to Haiti
'would certainly have looked
the graves of Christophe'-
teen and daughters who spent
lr last years in a convent
ee. What a story they could
e told! And surely they must
ve told it to someone some-
in Pisa who in turn left some
ds, records which very like-
ain to be found The story
last splendid years at
Three years ago there wer
isolated fresh fish vendors, i
the region, smoked herrings fror
Canada commanded a high price
the rivers and streams boasted
small quantities of a midget -
max. 2 inches x half inch -
form of fish life. Ten year
ago the 300,000 acres of the A
tibonite were parched almo:
Continued on Page 3
'S IN SEARCH
Sans-Souci; the King's stroke an
suicide; the wild ascent by nig
to the Citadel with Baron Va
tey and the King's body, tw
steps ahead of the mob; the e
cape by ship; the long voya;
Continued on Page 15
Annual Croix des Bossales Fire
Removes 53 Cailles, 122 Tonnelles
The annual Croix des Bossa- among those who assisted in the
les fire broke out Friday morn- removal of merchandise and pro-
ing and with the aid of a strong perty from the flaming market.
wind wiped aout 53 cailles and This fire has decidedly no
122 tonnelles. tounistic possibilities.
This year the gusty behaviour
of the wind helped gut the mar-
ket in record time.
As normally happens in this lo
squatter area, water, when it
finally arrived at a gallop, left
the firemen's hose and trickled
out wetting frustrated firemen's
pants and overflowed in to their
The Government warehouse a-
cross the road from the people's
market looked to be in greater
Tlanger this year but the corru-
re gated steel was not nearly as
n enticing as the caille paille,
m heaps of charcoal. tins of cook-
e, ing fats and clairin
d The marchands and bounders
- of the area as -habitudes as- Two scenes of Haiti's annual mar
- listed the police in destroying ket fire. Top: The arrival of
rs firetra.p shanties bordering the writer. Below: The departure of
r- inferno. -Le Matrins signalled a former inhabitant with imer-
st the fact that looters were also chanadie.
Violefftte Edge Racing 2-1
Before Cheering Thousands
While men screamed them- Violette started pressing, ran
selves hoarse and women smiled into some ill luck as twice in as
happily, Violette speeded in to
a 3-1 victory over Racing. Af-
ter a first half productive of
more action in the stands than
on the field, the youngsters
started playing football, intro-
ducing an element of construc-
tive play into the game.
The first half was marked by
futile long passing too often in-
tercepted by opposing players ;
and an equally pointless display
of toe-purnching an.l hefty bangs
that looked good but accomplish.
ed nothing. Far too much time
was wasted by throw-ins.
tm The teams lined up for the
second stanza with the score
_________ still 0-0, in spite of several fine
The (author with one of *Chris- attempts by both sides which
tophe's heirs. Philome Obin. created delirium in the stands.
many minutes Haig narrowly
missed scoring: once the ball
Continued on Page 16
Friday's Horse Show
Appearing Next Week
Forming a tableau that could
have been taken from a medie-
val story book gallant officers
sitting young Anglo Arabian
steeds performed wonders at
Chancerelles Friday afternoon
while the President watched from
his tent and leading burghers
and statesmen encouraged the
contestants from the sidelines.
-The Sun' presents a full
photo reportage of the events in
next week's issue : the ball game
on horseback in which Port au
Continued on Page 14
COUNT ZORLI REFUTES
cLE MATINv STORY
Count Zorli, president of the
corporation that owns 'Casino
International and Hotel Beau
Rivage denies charges made by
-Le Matin, in its Thursday is-
sue: that Haitian employees of
the Casino are paid less than a
hundred dollars per month while
Italian workers are paid 500 dol-
lars to 800 dollars; that there is
a preponderance of foreign la-
bour contrary to the workmen's
Continued on Page 14
OFF LA GONAVE
Last Wednesday night an
overloaded boat sank in rough
seas off La Gonave supposedly
drowning 16 persons. Starting off
with only.six passengers Captain
Joseph loaded more aboard at
each port of call, finally aggre-
gating twenty passengers, two
sailors, himself, numerous pieces
of firewood. 100 sacks of char-
coal and a mule i
The boat sank low in the wa-
ter under this load. Waves cre-
ated by a strong breeze splashed
Into the boat filling it faster
than the passengers could bail..
The captain in a final attempt
to save the boat. jettisoned the
cargo, but the sea increased in
boisterousness and the boat --
went down amidst Ave Marias.
The Captain reported four miss
ing but other sources estimate
the loss at sixteen.
I Killed; 15 Injured
In Vereftes Accident.
Third In Fifteen Days
Tuesday afternoon a truck
overturned near Verettes injur-
ing 15 passengers and killing
the step-mother of Mr. Helve-
tius Noel, Inspector of Schools
at St. Marc.
Among the wounded were Mr.
Ecclesia Etheart and Mrs. For-
The accident was the third to
occur in the region of the Lower
Artibonite in 15 days.
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Daw L .HAITI SUN, SUNDAY, MARCH 14th, 1954
HAITIAN DEVELOPMENT TO FILL
,cNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,, PAGES
National Geographic's '2' mril- s
lion subscribers and many other fr
readers will soon be seeing Haiti
through the eyes of John Sco-
field, who returns to Washing- g
ton this week, with his wife and i;
four-year-old daughter Sally, at- s
ter a one month -busman's holi- a
dar here. t
John w\as Haiti bound on -v- n
cation from eNational Geogra- :
phic. when the magazine order- i
ed a general story on Haiti. 1
He doesn't know how the ar- g
tide will eventually run, but dis
closes he has tried to peg it on a
Haiti's economic development in t
the last decade. He feels that a \
lot of money has been spent on s
Public Works and evinces amaze s
ment at the face lifting, the newv i
Port facilities Cap Haitien has e
received. Agricultural projects a
such as the Damien School were r
also impressive, he asserts.
But the Carnival was so alive
and colorful, John adds, it may
be included. He made full col-
our pictures of Mardi Gras in
Port au Prince, then with cam-
era at the ready, he trekked
through the Artibonite. rice
fields, new dam site and other
features 'are all on film-- on.to,
Cap Haitien and the.Citadel, ac--,
corhpanied by head Public Rela-
tions man Denys Bellande. Then.,
this past week, he shot up Jac-
mel and other scenic beauties of
the South West.
SALLY HAD FUN. ..
John's daughter Sally has had
a wonderful time receiving the
salute from the Palace Guai1I
every morning from the balcony
of the -Mon Reve, on the other
side of the Champs de Mars. She
also cancelled her trip to the
Citadelle in favour of a longer
tay at Plantation Dauphin with
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is pleasant reading but as a
monitor. Its word is accepted.
An issue is never out of date.
The value of such publicity can
not be exaggerated.
When Your Reporter talked to
John and his wife over a dish
of lobster at Ki Pi, they praised
Haiti warmly, admitting they
were completely captivated by
Big -Businessman,: Friend
Of Coloured Americans
Now At IW LeLle
Philadelphia banker, Albert
Greenfield, owner of eight huge
hotels and a cha:: o0 d(i' .. t-
ment stores brought his v.I
down last week for a fortnight
stay at the Hotel Ibo Lele.
The young American is found.
er of the Human Relations In-
stitute of the University of Penn-
sylvania, a society devoted to the
furtherance of understanding be-
tween Americans of all colours.
AMILCAR LAMY TAKES DR. AUGUSTE RETURNS
cLE NATIONAL'S, TILLER TO PARIS
Robust, good nature Amilc.ir
Lamy moved in 11 a.m. Monday
to take over from Leopold Pin-
chinat as -Le National's l-Man:-
ger, amidst champagne, good
wishes and speeches.
Among the prominent- pre-
sent were: the Dean of Journ-
alists Monsieur Jeremie; Secre.
tary of State for the Presidency
Minister Mauclair Zephirin: Sec
retary of State for Commerce,
Minister Daniel Heurtelou: Un-
der Secretary of State for the
Interior Mr. Roland Lataillade:
former manager Pinchinat.
During champagne, the new
manager thanked his colleagues
and outlined a policy of friend-
ship, courtesy and fair play
which he promised the newspa-
per will pursue as long as he
The Difference Between
D. R. And Haiti
Dr. Price Mars' latest work
'The Republic of Haiti and the
Dominican Republic ldifterent
aspects of an historic, geographic
and ethnic problem', has just
T'he work is based on exten-
sive research and is character-
ised by its objectivity. In two
volumes, Mr. Price Mars deals
with the evolution effected by
diverse agents from the ilanrl
of 14192 to the twoi t;ttes of l!'.:3
ATTAINS HIGH LEVEL
The 1953-54 coffee crop has
been estimated at 397,000 sacks
of SO kilos each, 375.000 of which
were exported, "La Phalange, an,
bounced Wednesday. The Daily
added that last month's harvest
was a record.
Dr. and Mrs. Nenmours Au-
guste left New York on the -Li-
,berte, March 6th ending a two-
month visit in Haiti and New
York. After several weeks in
the Republic the couple went on
to New York for a short tta.,
and were shown around the city
by Haitians living there.
Dr. Auguste's chief interest
was in hospitals and museums,
and on his trip he visited -Joint
Disease' hospital where Cap Hai
tien's Dr. Parisien is completing
his studies on a scholarship.
His wife, a modern art stu-
dent who has benefitted from
French artist Leger's tuition,
was more engrossed in the 'pri-
mitive, paintings and those of
the -modern' school both here
and in New York.
Andre Laurent Made
The investiture of Mr. Andre
Laurent as Secretary-General to
the Secretary of State for the
Presidency took place on Satur-
day morning. Secretary of State
Mr. Mauclair Zephirin perform-
ed the ceremony.
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American Journalist and actor '
Alexander Kirkland left Wednes-
day after a four-day, sejour at
Oloffson. The youngest son of
the Admiral Kirkland who saved
the population of St. Pierre,
Martinique, when the Mont Pe-
lee volcano erupted in 1902, has
appeared In many stage and
screen productions, among them
*Strange Interlude, with Norma
Shearer and Clark Gable. He was
the star in Pulitzer prize winner
oMan In White.,
The forty five year old Ame-
rican retired from the stage
eight years ago, now writes for '
*Esquire. magazine and other
U.S. publications. He is the au-
thor of *The Lady is not for'
Burning.' His verse has appear-
ed in the New Yorker: and his
articles in Town and Country*,
about his native Mexico-iSauce
Diable, has won high praise.
Woman Found Dead
In Pilate Ravine
The dead body of Lucida Jo-
seph was recently discovered in
a ravine at Pilate. There are.
no wounds or blows in evidence
on the corpse.
R LIFE, USE
INDAY, MARCH 14th, 1954
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The pilot farm at the ODI'A in the Artibon.ite Propogation and
demonstration center. Here, an artificial pond is shown in con.
'triwtion. In it carp will be reared and distributed to farmers
.throughout the country.
Modern (Miracle Of The Fishesp
In The Artibonite Valley
Continued from Page I the work or propogation. The
SCAUSE OF ABUNDANCE fish can live in the smallest pud-
In 1947, Scipa (Service Coope- die, stream or ditch. The peo-
,ative Inter-Am6ricain de Pro- pie of the valley call it the
.duction Agricole) technicians, Poisson blanc, (the white man
working with the Department of sent it) or 'the Chinaman's
Agriculture, first tackled the fish, and other picturesque
,salty waste to see what coipld names. To the world it is the
ibe done with the thousands of 'miracle fish..
unproductive acres in the Arti- TiUpia originating in Africa,
bonite Valley. is a medium small species that
Pumping water from the Es- weighs about a pound and a half
there river, they flooded the salt when half mature, and is edi.
.out of the soil, and soon had ble from its first paddle till
.150 acres under cultivation, then death by old age. Carp is not
200; finally 1.200 acres were cov- eaten till three or four months
ered with crops. The reclaimed after its birth, but is reputed to
sand was parcelled out in two live for three hundred years.
acre lots to peasants, resulting PROLIFIC TILIPIA.
.in previously undreamed of. The tilipia is a mouth breed-
'rosperity. er. 'The female parent carries
i In 1952, the Project was turn- the eggs in her mouth during
ed over to ODVA (Organization, the incubation period., Mr. Tal
for the Development of the Aril- successor to Dr. Lin, as tish
,bonite Valley), and the good cutlet promoter among rural
'work continued. Rivers were Haitian epicures, explains. vIt
damned, water was led into the thus eliminates los- by spoilag,
Valley by canals, flooded into or greedy insects..
rice fields: now the area pro. The fish -tart r&-producing at
duces tons of rice, sisal, kenaf. 4 months old, and hatches 100
tomatoes, divers other vege- eggs or more ever:, ix weeks.
-tables and fish. In a year a single pair would
By November 1952, a taste have over five hmun..l ed offspring
for fish had been discerned which in turn would each have
among rural Haitians by Dr. batches of 100 every six weeks
Shu Yen Lin, veter-ni carp after they reached four months.
catcher since the age of five, Their offspring would continue
and student of fish from Uni- the reproductive work.
versity days. He was then UN Several million fish might
expert here and devoted himself thus result from a single pair of
to the introduction of carp farms tilipia in a year. Then there
Carp is a symbol of the ulti;i are no aquatic predators in Hail
ate in delicacy in Dr. Lin'. home ti, so the fish live until a swoop.
land, Hong Kong. and the es- ing basket, a fishpot or cast net
tablishment of the hardy fresh- catches them, or a juicy worm
water fish 'tilipia, in natural betrays them.
ponds, rivers and lakes. Tilipia is far from fastidious
He imported the first batch of
tili-pia from Jamaica. and tend.
ed them carefully in the fish
ponds of Damien, and when
They were old enough, startrrl
- he eats plankton, morass,
any minute organism in the wa-
ter and malaria larvae. In
any puddle of the Artibonite Val
does more than
id up in a basket. Sportsmen
ise lengths of string and a bent
pin, baited with worms. It takes
a minute or two longer that way
but they have more fun.
'The more of them you catch*
Mr. Tal asserts, 'the better for
the fish. They have more space
then and breed faster.. The
populace of the Artibonite is
safe from starvation. The people
of the interior benefit too. The'
fish is salted and dried in a pri-
mitive but effective manner,
then carried into the hills and
sold, or traded.
Oh! I am so happy when I
see them with such abundance
of fish- Mr. Tal's Irish looking
face lights up and he seems'half
of his forty odd years. The UN
representative is a Polish Jdw
that escaped German persecu-
tion by emigrating to Israel; and
his accent is that of a Lancashire
man. He has learnt to speak
English in little more than a
or some other cereal, and do not
thrive in dirty water. The water
is kept at a constant level by a
steady trickle from a pipe, hose,
or trench. The Carp is harvest-
ed every three or four months,
ed the new Chamber of Com-
when the pond is almost emptied
merce Building on the Exposi-
and nets are spread. Breeding
tion Grounds last Saturday even
is not done in the same tank. in y sinin te G
ing by signing the Golden Book.
After each harvest a new set of
Speeches and refreshments
young fish must be brought in. ke he asn as r
marked the occasion as Presi-
The ponds are cleaned and the
dent of the Chamber of Com-
spawn installed. Before being
merce, Roger Boucard. led the
sent out to fish farms, the Carp
committee in welcoming promin-
are divided into sexes at the
ent businessmen, soldiers and
Damien school, and kept in dif-
ferent ponds. Mr. Tal says it is
easy to tell the sexes.
SThe Chief of State arrived
President Maglolre at a cost .
President Maglore at a cost :30 and the military band play-
of only 350 dollars transformeded
ed the National Anthem as he
the swamp behind his radio sta- entered. enar Lus e
entered. Then Senator Louis De-
tion into an acre of carp. They joie, former President of the
l n Pjoie, former President of the
sell in Port au rince at over 20' Chamber of Commerce made a
Chamber of Commerce made a
per pound The carp reached a
per pound The carp reached a speech asking Secretary Emile
four pound level after a few ,
four pound level after a few Dumond to relate the history of
months, the Chamber.
Maclame Magloire takes keen Mr. Domond in complying
interest in the fish farm, and with this request added that
visits it frequently. Her cafeteria the new building represented
serves a juicy -fish fry, (carp.) only a part of the extensive
'Fish farming* Mr. Tal de. project which the society plans.
dares, 4is the salvation of this The function ended at 9:00
- protein for the taking.
scatter tilipia in Artibctiite di.-
ches. The station at Damnien i-
a carefully planned, and orgain-
ized breeding centre, where ex-
periments are made, and results
recorded. There, tilipia is stu-
died, but the major concern of
researchers is carp dissemination
The latest sensationsb there is
the first pond-full of Israelian
Carp. two weeks old. The parent.
car p were flown in from Tel
Aviv by Mr. Tal
The Israelian Carp is scale-
less, has a smaller head and lar
ger 'body than other varieties,
has very few bones, and is more
'palatable "his specie also matin
res earlier. It will replace alI
other varieties in fish farmir:.
here, says the UN expert.
Carp farming is not the ha..
hazard placing of two fish in a
pond and letting nature do tl.e
rest. These fish must be bred
in large shallow ponds, fed on
ley a mass of fish can be scoojp- cotton meal, rice bran, rice meal
Seen at Sonaco headqnrre', oni the Exposition grounds, some of
the itnest hatory mluchiner, in the world. L. to R.: '*Turnatrac.
tor,; aGaleon, tandem roller; ,Galeon, motor grader No .118;
two 'Re.r. cement mixers: sheep foot rollers; 10 ton 'Turna-
4 flights weekly from the Caribbean
by Super Constellation and DC-6B
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President Magloire inaugural.
Mrs. Rodman is arranging a
March 20th tennis tournament
for her young pupils, at the
Mr. Kneer at Jimmy Plinton's
put his hand in a flat iron press
for the first time in forty years.
He was flown home to Miami
for treatment for his crushed
The Georges Lauture have
taken up residence in their Rue
Ti Fou home.
Mrs. Willy Frisch has been
abed since March let.
Mr. and Mrs. West write to
say son Bob was recently ap-
pointed to the Natos Paris Pub-
lic Relations staff, for twelve
Rice fed natives of the Arti-
bonite will remember Bob's fa-
ther who was here for several
years working on the Food Pro-
duction Board. He and his wife
-left for the U.S. eighteen months
ago to be with their dying son,
a war veteran brother of Bob.
N.Y. Dock Strike
S.S. Ancona of the Panama
Line did not arrive yesterday as
scheduled owing to a dockwork-
er's strike at New York.
DOCTOR BEACON KINSEY IN PORT
* Citizens are looking forward to reading Tony Beacon's arti-
cle to appear abientot* in the London Daily Mirror. Tony
Beakman is collecting information a distressed little lady
reports on the sex ability of the Haitian male. A delight-
ed little man wishes to know how the new Kinsey is going
about his research.
A GREAT LITTLE SAILOR
Transatlantic orosser Marcel Fort and his 32-foot 'Atoll-
sailed forth into the Bay of La Gonave last Sunday and
sailed 7 knot circles around the sloop Fancy from the Baha-
mas, schooner Teppee and several US destroyers. Under
mainsail, jib and staysail with lee rail under, among those
prominent on deck and in the scubbers were Carlos Pierra.
Count Pierre Miohel de 1Hospital and Jacques Martin. At
the tiller were Miles Edith and Jacqueline Godefroy and
BUFFET SUPPER STRICTLY HAITI MANGER.
* The Villa Creole in Petionville has inaugurated a Thursday
evening 'Haitian Buffet* and dance chat should be a com-
plete success when seekers of the spicy varied Haitian
dishes hear the good word. The buffet: Rock lobster, Griot,
wild rice, ddjom djoms, typical Villa Creole hot sauce, heart
of palm salad and nnnerous other superbly cooked dishes
are accompanied by the versatile Charles Paul and his or-
SHORT AND SWEET
* Racing Ace Zoupirm's mother is very ill ... Terry Mayer a
close friefid of Haiti is here on a second visit at the Villa
Creole. Terry published a letter in .Time, this week re-
garding cover story ... Herb Gold is playing bowls with the
gremlins of Kenscoff ... Prefect Philippe Jocelyn of Aux Cayes
is visiting town ... Tato Phipps observed another birthday
Thursday ... The Haitian Stand at the Chicago Fair last
month attracted 350,000 visitors ... 'Brown and Roots is
going to build a garage at Figuirs ... Captain Flambert is
supposedly replacing at St Marc Captain Sajous who has
been transferred to Lascahobas ... 6,485 tourists visited Port
au Prince during January a 33.22 per cent increase over
last January ... J. B. Damier Technical School has recently
Introduced a course in mechanical and electrical engineering
... U.S. Episcopalians are doing a study of the church in the
U.S. and Haiti, are especially interested in our school for
,handicapped children, ... 5:30 Thursday afternoon His Ex-
cellency the President and Madame Magloire visited the
new luxury hotel Beau Rivage ... Dr. Herman J. Flax is
over again from Puerto Rico visiting the St. Vincent's School
for Handicapped Children, giving free consultation ... Moni-
que Menos observed her fete Thursday ... Henry Berming-
ham recently returned from England, is handing out -5-
QN SUNDAY, MARCH 14Lh, 1954C
Comedie de Paris Brings Angels, .
News To Mary
By Madame Paul
La Cuisine des Anges, by Al-
bert Husson was offered last
Wednesday evening by the Co-
Imtdie de Paris, and received by
a capacity audience with en-
thusiasm and many a belly-
laugh. This play is a *comidie
noires of the kind that calls out
base instincts in unsuspecting
spectators that is, everybody
giggled himself silly at the
hideously imaginative murder of
two of the principals. Funny
how people felt that it served
them right for getting in the
way of two of the other princi-
The performances were all
top-notch, as we habitues of the
Rex have come to expect of this
troupe, but Serge Lhorca, Michel
Gudin and Jean Gosselin, the
three ,anges., were toppest.
The humour was often notched
low, but the audience was so en-
tertained that they tolerantly
suspended their upbringings and
guffawed anyway. Go and see
the troupe. You will admire
their talent, their taste, their
vitality, and their Cecilia Pa-
LAnnonce Faite h Marie. play
ed last Friday, is a philosophi-
cal-religious thesis by Paul Clau-
del who, lucky fellow didn't have
to attend the performance. It is
a piece about a miracle, but the
only miracle we saw was that
the performers were good en-
ough to make the evening bear-
der the Sars
BA R OND LABOCHE,
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Mr. John W. MacQueen form-
e:ly of SHADA is now Professor
of Horticulture at Texas A and
-Le Nouvelliste. predicts an
aleviation of the misery caused
by drought during January, Feb-
ruary and March to Arcahaie
plain. The Service d'Irrigation
is at last proposing to start work
Anita Haggsberg of the Swiss
diplomatic corps arrived Monday
and 'checked in. at the -Hotel
The former Secretary of the
Swiss Legation in Washington
broke her journey here on her
way to her new job as secretary
to the Legation in Bogota. She
will be spending a few days in
8 P.. tole .
-BAMBOCHE RO01E O
Featuring Haitian Folklore.
Coming Attraction : Famous Cubans
MIGUELITO' VALDEZ and Orchestra
March 28th. 30th; April 1st.
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able. The dialogue makes
seem like a play, but is isn'
Despite the fact that the Cm
die de Paris demonitrates a fin'
sense of -theatres whatev
that is and the actors played
their parts convincingly and well
there were no conversions and
fewer possessions. All we can
say is that the brilliance of th
players made it worth the painl
But pain there certainly was.
Go and see the Come4ie dfI
Paris on Monday night, Marche
15, at 8:30. They will be d6.
ing *Libert4 Provisoires, a play.i
by Michel Durn.
Comedie de Paris scored a tre-.
ble success last week end in Cap
Haitlen, delighting the elite cir.
cle there with presentations of
*Britannicus,, *L'Annonce faite,
a Marie,, and ,L'Avare. They,
returned to Port au Prince Mon.
What's U ?
The 'Nouvelliste. wonders lf.
the small crowd at the opening.
match of the '54 championship.
series between Excelsior and l
Stade was caused by the in-'
crease of admission to a gourd -
or to lack of interest in the1
Look for next we's'
full story Im grati Yaw!
f"ier D or de !
S 1.* 1-1 .r* .*,".* .*! ** '
SUNDAY. MARCH 14th. 1954
U. S. PRIMA DONNA JOINS ,MABDI GBAS.r-
NOW CHASING CHEQUE BOUNCER
.imong the Carnival dancers
singers last week was an
te of another order, plump
lden haired June Preston of'
he New York Opera
..Miss Preston was on her way
tbiough Port au Prince headed
for Los Angeles, when friends
disembarked here, and persuad-
ed. her to stay for Mardi Gras.
uJn fact I needed very little per-
uasion,, she recalls.
She bicycled down to the Car-
iival and even executed a step
Dr two to the 'Tous le jou
lm'ou, refrain. Garb affected
bor the occasion: jeans, scanty
blouse, gay scarf, bightt lip
stick, and a liberal sprinkling of
fit was a marvellous break',
she exclaimed, as ,he boarded
the Clipper Thursday to pick
up the threads fo the grim world
outside Carnival bounds. Memos
include 'seeing her lawyer to
ile slander suit against parties
that involved her name in a
scandal resulting from bouncing
cheques of her manager,, 'and'
*also to institute divorce pro-
ceedings against her husband.,
Twenty-our-year-old June was
married in 1950; doesn't say
much about her husband,t 'ut
discloses 'He lied all the time.,
Ehe was granted a separation
two years ago. She has no chil-
Her musical career started
when she was very young. While
still a child, she starred in sev-
eral films, among them 'Naugh-
ty Marietta, and -New Moon..
Then, in a Los Angeles living
room, fate (through Gustav
Stern) set the course of her life
along its present course. June
was among guests at a reception
for the maestro of the Liepzig
Opera. They were all gathered
around him singing, when he
dramatically stopped playing,
whirled on June and asked her
to allow him to train her abeau-
While here she visited Cap
Haitien, flying over and return-
ing by car, went on bicycle rides
from her headquarters at the
'Royal'Palma, bought any and
everything she saw in town and
danced meringues nearly every
night at Hotel Riviera.
-Le National. relates: 'March
Ist Falidor Dessources stole a
shirt from Fasson Molliere at
Portail Leogane which leads us
to think he used it for disguise in
U .r A
Jamaica is also in the throes
of an ICA epidemic. This new
chemical *Shell, laboratories dis
covered, launched in the U.S.
last year, in Britain and the Ca-
ribbean this year, is sweeping
each country with the ,twbW
tankful test, promotion.
Here is the Jamaican view-
point presented in Jamaica's
*Spotlight*, monthly sage of
West Indian news publicatironff
*ICA, which in petrol tertntfth
ology means Ignition Contrld
Additive, is perhaps the biggest
discovery in the business' sihce
tetra'ethyl, was first added in
1922 to boost the octane inci-
dence ... ICA mixed with ortdin.
ary gasoline is' claimed to boost
engine power by 15 per cent, kiD
the causes of spark plug fault-
ing, minimize pre ignition. boost
*ICA discovered by researth-
ers in Shell's British and U. S.'
laboratories is therefore exclu-
sive to the company. Marketing
began in the U. S. last year, was
started in Great Britain, Cuba,
Haiti, Curacao, .Iamaica only
'When 'a motor car engifie
'oses power thdire are two main
oMaises; sparlt-plug failure and
pe-ignition."' Knocking. is a
symptom. Pre-ignition results
rom carbon formed iy tetra-
ethyl lead i in the combustion-
chamb6r making the motor glow
ingly hot. Gas vapours rising'in
- the chamber hit the glow and
ignite prematurely. and the e-
gine burns a lot of gas without
producing commensurate horse-
riiwr. Werieral'-wear and tear
i1'_ lbnormalW repair bTlls' result-
ingly high. Spark':plUg faulting'
happens when deposits accumul-
ate on the plug -and cause it to
'ICA acts as a policing agent,
puts these and other compres-
sion gremlins to rout, thu'ger-
alids a new era in the develop.
inmnt bf comrhustion egines, the
-Shell. researchers declare..
SOf, Mrs. Salgado
Co o-f Hundreds attended the St.
4co C1 U I" Pierre funeral uf Mr1. Francis
I1 1. 1oI !% it It Salgado (nee Riboul) at St.
lC 1c .m I Sckli'iQ I I I 4 Pierre Church WVednes-day morn
.,WW It.,l otr c dn ks.lt% 11 ing. Mrs. Salgado was mourned
saknrtIrlltl U, a jssay n vn ,,,.- by people of her native Gonaive
and of Port .afL ;Rinae.,. where
lived for mfan
Ai APi'esident Magloire'
senited at the service.
TOURISTS AND HAITI'S CHICKENS
By Kathleen McLaughlin
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. -
All unaware, American tourist
have stimulated a glut of pou
try in Haiti, which six month
ago could not have trotted ou
a single biddy on which it
choosy guests from the nortl
would have condescended to
dine. With astonishing moment
tur, the wheel of progress ha
now swung full circle, and th
Haitians are looking hopefully
for a further influx of visitor
from the United States and Can
ada to help them consume thei
Raoul Aglion. resident repre
tentative in Haidl;,for the UIJte
Nations Technical Assistanci
Administration, told the story
during,, ,,bieief., yisit at.,,ead
quarters here,. The chip~oq, eN
sode, he reported was only ow
of several impacts the togristh
have had on food production.
the population ;g -q;nnr.Wpc
cupations for them, *,s a result
of the development pwagrammes
But It happened to- be- by .ar
the fost spectacular.
When the French withdrew
rom Haiti 150 years ago, Mr.
Aglion explained, they .let be-
hfild them herds of -normal farm
animals and flocks of chickens,
on what had been.rthe great
French estates. In the century
and a half of isolation Haiti ex-
perlenced thereafter, t h e s e
strains degenerated, laackig. any
imports to reinvigorate l e
breeds, until pigs in Haiti to-
Oay are hardly larger than good-
sized cats, and the chickens are
scrawny, miniature and muscu-
lar. Nothing in short, with,
which to decorate a platter on
the tables of a good howe.
S ,'lThe natives eat them and
relish them,. Mr Aglion com-
mented, but no American would
have been tempted by such a
With the mushrooming of Hai-
BETTER POULTRY JUST ONE
RESULT OF COUNTRY'S
U.N. AID PROGRAMME
I- tis modern hostelries, whict
s have sprung up to accommo
It date a stream of visitors thai
s has increased from 17,000 in 1951
h to 34,000 in 1953, it was neces
o sary to provide the food tour
ists demanded. Technical ad
s visers showed how. Haiti now
e is growing, as a result, fine
Y tomatoes, -all kinds of salad
s greens, and especially pineap-
ples from stock imported from
r the Dominican Republic.
Six months ago, at Mr. Ag
lion's suggestion, the Haitians
d bought from the United States
e a quantity of eggs and a large
Sbrood of young chicks The na-
tive farmers were puzzled.
W What was wrong with the Hai-
Stian variety? The resident re-
Spresentative explained that Ame
ricans liked their chickens big,
Slump arid tender. The Haitians
Shook their heads. It was not
Right, they arguedd, to pen up
Chickens that only made them
easier to steal. Chickens were
,meant to run loose and to find
their food wherein nature had
left it spread out for them, in
the fields and forests. Why
should chickens be especially
S'lhings took a quick tirn for
the better in the poultry mar-
ket when the new hotels began
scrambling to buy the flourish.
ing new brood. Extra money
in their pockets worked over-
light conversions among the
Haitian chicken-raisers. Their
numbers mounted as eggs and
chickens multiplied. At present
I there are more chickens in the
island than the people and tour-
ists combined can eat.
There is a boom in the pine-
apple field as well. The variety
the French left as a bequest had
shrunk miserably. to the pro-
portions of a large apple, and
had become tough and unappe.
tizing. Plants purchased from
the Dominican Republic will pro
duce, for the first time next sum
mer, sweet, juicy fruit to be rel.
ished by an estimated total of
45,000 visitors in 1954.
Scanning the rising income
from tourist sources S4,000,000
in 1952 and a probable $5,500,000
in 1953, fo- a country whose an-
nual budget is only $30,000,000
-- the Government realized that
hotel staffs must be trained to
Scare for the traveler- A French
hotel man from Nice was
brought in to-open a training-
school for young Haitians.
h The Frenchmans first day of
- teaching was a sensation, Mr.
t Aglion recalls. The first lesson
Swas for waiters, on how to bal-
Sance a tray piled with dishes
Sone atop another, and to scur-
" ry the length of a dining-room
without spilling a drop. The
students were amazed One dish
served at a time, slowly and care
fully, was their customary speed
They never could learn the
Frenchmans trick, they protest-
=Of course-you can-,h he reas-
sured them cheerfully. .Look,
it's only good body balance that
does it. Come and try!.
To 'their delight, the young
Haitians caught the tric-i',ith-
In a few hours. *
-You should have seen them,.
laugltd Mr. Aglion. tfhe place
was in an uproar. Everybddy
was scurrying about with huge
'*trays of. dishes, hitter afil--yon,
as pleased ds punch with. hl.m-
self. It was a wonderful, gdze.
Haitians are like that. 'Aey.'al-
ways have fun.. 'u
Most of all theyThave-fdiW',he
added, performing at the d op of
a hat for the strangers within
their gates. Their very isola-
tion has kept their colodtful
folklore rich with their heritage
of music and dances from all
sections of Africa, to v'hich are
added the seventeenth-century
dances they learned from the
French and have never forgot-
COOPERATION WITH U.N.
What Haiti has garnered from
the tourist trade during three
years is almost incredible, Mr.
Aglion asserts. Much of the
credit, he points out, goes to the
President, Paul Magloire, who
has piloted the development
programme in cooperation with
the United Nations specialized
One of the technicians brought
in to improve the native indus-
tries, Mr. Aglion said, introduced
a glazed form of pottery in new
colours and designs. It proved
too expensive for the domestic
market, but is being snapped up
by visitors, as are the basketry.
leather work and other pro-
ducts of the skilled handcraft-
-Eventially Haiti will be ex-
porting this type of merchandise
to all parts o the Caribbean.,
the United Nations man pre-
Thanks to the ready response
from the Government and the
'people, he emphasized, this lit-
tle island which only last year
had to import practically all the
food served to its sojourners is
now well on the way to self-
sufficiency in that category. The
tourist business, he added, is
helping to pay back the Haitian
Government's investment in the
network of new roads which
now connects all the large cities,
and the seventy-two schools Hai-
ti has built during the past
-(From New York Times).
TOPS 'EM ALL
SQUAyRT .. .ceBiOP
TRADI l4R *. *
.LA PLUS. A'NCIENNE,FAMILLE.DE DISTILLATE,URSID'HAIS 1
PRT-AU-PRINCE HAITI wEST FNIES
.Dejean Chorus) Concerts
Every Friday Nite
with Dinner Dance
Tuesday Dinner and Dance
to Ibo Lele Orchestra
Joseph Nadal and Co.
... ,.~.". j i, "
.SUNDAY, MARCH 14th, 1954
i Why Every American interesting programmes of the
Should Complete His Institute this season, of equal
Education In Haiti appeal to both Haitians and Ame
.Thursday, March 18, M. Sel-
SRodman will give a lecture HAITI HAS 1st
the Haitian American Insti- TRADE SCHOOL
te, at 8 p.m. Originally sche-
uled for the 19th, the pro- PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -
famme has been moved forward [A!NP].- President Paul Ma-
ne day to avoid a conflict with gloire of Haiti last week opened
e presentations of the Come- the newly renovated J. B. Da-
e de Paris. mier Trade school, which pro-
'Mr. Rodman's lecture, which vides Haiti's first student work-
'ill be in both French and Eng- shops to train mechanics and
h has the intriguing title : electricians.
.Why every American Should The International Labour Or-
omplete his Education in IIai- ganization, a United Nations
i. The distinguished author agency, aided the government's
,ill present his views on Haiti efforts in the school by instal.
a country and as a nation, ling $25,000 worth of machinery
and what it can offer the dis- and spending an equal sum to
erring visitor. Mr. Rodman provide three French speaking
ill offer his audience an op- experts for the training pro.
ortunity to support or refute gramme.
i-i contentions in a discussion Next year, the ILO plans to
oUowing the lecture, give another $50,000 to expand
The lecture on Thursday, classes to include such trades as
arch 18 by Selden Rodman masonry, plumbing and lock-
romises to be one of the most smithing.
Alma. _W -m
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AT WHITE HOUSE TEA
WASHINGTON, [ANP]. -
Mrs. Eisenhower was hostess at
a recent tea given in the Red
Room of the White House in
honour of the First Lady of
Haiti, wife of President Paul E.
Mme. Magloire was tn this
country for a brief visit and for
medical treatment at John Hop-
kins hospital. She left Washing-
ton for New York, returning to
Haiti earlier this week.
The honoured guest was ac-
companied to the White House
by her sister, Mme Zepherin,
wife of Mauclair Zephirin, min-
ister to the presidency.
Other guests included Begum
Alim, wife of the Pakistan am-
bassador; Mrs. Ludin. wife of
the Afghanistan Ambassador:
and Senora de Facio, whose hus
band is the new Costa Rican am-
bassador. These three ladies
have recently arrived in Wash-
ington and had not had a pre-
vious opportunity of meeting
personally the First Lady.
These diplomatic ladies were
joined in tea by Mrs. John M1
Cabot, wife of the newly appoint
ed United States amnlassador t:
Sweden and Mrs. John F. Sim
mons whose husband is chief of
protocol at the state depart-
Following the White House
tea, Mine. Magloire and Mine.
Z'5phirin went to the Librariy of
6'ngress to view the special
Ssesquicentennial exhibit which
will be sent to Haiti for exhi.
bition celebration of the 150th
anniversary of Haitian indepen
There are many natural re
sources of typically Haitian fooc
supplies, which don't figure on
our tables, because few people
know how to prepare it.
\\'hy not try, one of the-.,
day, the original Haitian gumbr
or Djomi djom calalou?
For i-S helpings take :
2 cups okra.
2 Ib. lean beef
Sdlt and pepper
4b Ib. fat
1 large onion chopped
1 cup djom djom [tiny HJiti:l
dryed black mushrooms]
2 qt. cold water.
Wash the okra, trim oft the
ends. Cut the beef in nsmal
pieces and season with salt an
pepper. Melt the'fat in a largi
kettle, add onion and the meat
and stir until light brown. Add
the cold water and simmer cov-
ered until meat is cooked. Add
okra and djom djom, continue
simmering for 15 minutes. Serve
with fluffy rice. The colour
might look dramatic but the
taste is delicious. And if you
top it with a light red Bordeaux
wine: Medoc, St-Emilion or Pom-
eral it will be a real feast. For
a meal without wine is like a
day without sunshine .
March 5th 1954.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
WILLIAM GRANT & SONS-
T T IjIrp. lT
Dr. M. A. Borde, graduated
pediatrician of John Hopkins Distillers, Scotlant
University, has changed his nt
'office address to 147, Avenue HAI TRADING CO., S.A
HAITI TRADING CO., S.A.
Christophe. Consultation hrs:
3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Chamber of Commerce Bldg.,
Friday. Exposition Grounds
/ AUX BELLES CHOSES
/ has just received charming
SFor Daytime--- For Evening
/ Lovelly, practical COTTONS
/ for all occasions.
S Visitors: Did you forget to 'bring-that extra dress?
SOur Shop has lovely American-made ready to wear
i suited for the Tropics.
i AUX BELLES CHOSES
) Rue Pavee, near Kneer's Garage
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- 4. PLACE VENDOME PARIS
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i. PORT AU PRINCE HAITI
ri SUN. SUNDAY, MARCH 14th, 1954"'
Haiti Attracts Attention
At Chicago Travel Show
CHICAGO [ANPI.- The
marked increase in Haiti's tour-
ist business has focused atten-
tion upon her participation in
the gigantic annual travel show
now being held at the Interna-
tional Amphitheatre here. The
Colourful Haitian exhibit, mao-
aged by Gerard Catalonge, head
of the Haitian Tourist Office in
Radio City, New York, has been
one of the most popular spots
at the .huge convention.
Travel agents and resort own-
ers from all over the country
attended the cocktail party and
film showing the Haitians gave
at the Conrad Hilton Hotel Wed
nesday night. The movies were
scenes from yearly carnival
which takes place in Haiti every
March and from Pan American's
.Wings Over Haiti.,
Tourist visitors to Haiti have
increased from less than 10,000
in 1946 when Jean Brierre first
laid the foundations for modern
tourism programmes to 34,139
last year under Director of Tour
Our N.Y. Tourist Director Gerard
de Catalogne presenting a Hai-
lian -Tambour. to the Mayor of
Chicago Mr. Kennely.
Haiti's exhibit at the Chicago Thavel Show. Mr. Gerard de Co talogne assisted by Mesdamep
Mosley and Lane (standing) ran the Stand.
...a / w
m. for T ain, He, P~ teer ad Cree .
Poalse Cs Crowd for Shovel
DiESSeur.in Haiti CABLES FEQUiE
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Aux Cosaques Fare For
Pelit Seminaire College de
St. Martial Annual Fete
Representatives of every branch
of Haitian life gathered at the
Annual Banquet of the anciens,
of the Petit Seminaire College of
St. Martial Sunday noon to re-
gale themselves with Aux Cosa-
ques fare, and toast the fathers
on their selfless devotion to our
Le National, records the
event as one on which drinks
flowed freely and wise and wit-
ly remarks abounded in the
warm atmosphere of cordiality.
During champagne, President
of the Friends of Petit Semin-
aire, Mr. Antoine Dufort eulo-
gised the work of the fathers.
Father Superior, Father Green-
enberger, stressed that the work
done at the Petit Seminaire Col-
lege was due to =anciens, a.
muoh as the pupils.
Other speakers included Min-
ister Daniel Heurtelou, Messrs.
Luc Grimard, Leon Lableau,
Felix Diambois and Martial Day.
Well grown grape 'nes. Ap-
ply Horticulcure Haitienne, P.O.
Laraque Folds Buick
Around Lalue Tree
Mr. Bob Laraque was admit
ted to the General Hospital Sui
day afternoon for treatmentt a
injuries received when his bi.,
Buick crashed into a tree oji
Avenue John Brown, Upper La:
lue. Mr. Laraque was returning
from Bourdon during the rain.
More Action In
The "Treason Case.
Another man charged with
conspiracy against the state was
freed Wednesday. Mr. Edgard
Thomas's release has brought
great joy to ,Le Nouvelliste..
*Le Nou\vellistes reports an
increase in the energy of the
investigations concerning the
complott against the state..
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Port-au-Prince, Haili (W.I.)
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SUNDAY, MARCH 14th, 1954
Haiti In A Nut Shell...
In The Caibbean
.The Year Book of the West
Indies and the Countries of the
Caribbean,, now in its 26th year
of publication, is an up to date
source of information on the po-
litical, social and economic life,
-as well as the climatic condi-
tions and geographical features
of each country in the Carib-
bean area. It includes a spe-
cially prepared map of the area,
and 27 detailed maps of the in-
There are over ten pages of
fine print .presenting in a clear,
'easily understood style, Haiti's
features and attractions.
SThe 1955 edition is now he-
ing compiled and orders for
:copies may I)e place with the
.H-laiti Sun-, Cite de I'Exposi-
tion, Port au Prince.
The -Year Book- is used in
universities, colleges and schools.
Tourist agencies and business
houses throughout the world
Suse it. Newspapers, Historical
and Geographical Societies are
.among the many public institu-
tions that rely on -The Year
SBook' for reference. Many ho-
tel owners have discovered its
Owing to its large circulation,
advertisementss in the 'Year
SBook, are extremely effective.
..Advertising space is available at
;.'the -Haiti Sun's' offices.
SThe Wharf Company is re.
portedly going to undertake the
[big job of cleaning up and
dredging the port, so that large
tonnage ships can come closer in
Sto shore, and a greater number
of small ships tie up simul-
Leaves For Chile
;i Mr. Canez Gourgue left for
;Chile last week on an O.M.S.
a}Scholarship. He will take a one-
Y.year course in bio statistics at
,,. the South American Universitv.
7 The Leadii
-Are Now On
When I first had the pleasure
of viewing Lucner Lazard's
painting in 1949 I was stunned
to see an amoeba of what we
call 'Modern' among the great
massof 'Primitive, concern in
art here. Now that I have re-
turned I find a young painter,
Paris educated, and well on his
way to his own.
Last evening at the French
Institute began an exhibition of
twenty paintings and ten cera-
mic pieces by M. Lazard which
will last one month (13 March -
13 April). This exhibition is of
importance because it spreads
new light on the recent work of
.a fully representative 'Modern'
Haitian artist, whose genre we
seldom find amongst an oft.
times chaotic world of art. In
these paintings we have sim.pli-
city and the all important -
sincerity. (Knowing what one
is doing is half the battle) -
M. Lazard's primary concern
is with composition and colour.
With these factors lie has re-
solved his secondary problem, -
,ubbject matter. He has inte-
grated the Voudon motif and sim
plified its not so obvious and
intelligible jargon without reach
ing to employ its destiny. There
are no magic colours or hidden
William Grant and Sons Ltd.
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symbols embracing mystery. But
there is however talent. and this
is enough. Whether he is us-
ing oil or watercolours M. La-
zard's technique seems to sug-
gest a paster reverence to col-
lour and organization. These
are paintings to live with!
There are also pieces of cera-
mic interest that show M. La-
zard is not wasting his talent
nor energy. Each piece exhibit-
ed is carefully tailored with uni-
que design and solidarity. What
more can we ask for ?
W~. Francis Lucas.
Won And Lost Without
Being Dealt A Hand
Jerome Cyril was arrested
Monday for entering Septimusn
Midi's gamrh' .2 house and run-
ning away '.ith the kittyv
bank or c:oh box].
Lucner Lazard's Artistic
Development On Exhibition
Lord and Lady Feversham
were 'pleasantly surprised' by
the *warm atmosphere,, when
they visited us last week. They
say they will be certain to tell
their friends of Haiti's charms.
The British people are com-
pletely unaware of Haiti's exist-
ence, they assert, and attribute
to this the fact that so few Brit-
ishers visit the Republic.
They also remarked that this
was the only country they had
visited outside of the sterling
area, and expressed great grati-
tude for the understanding the
people here have shown; they
have helped us so much with
the problem of currency.'
*To the British areas in the
Caribbean there is no such place
as Haiti,, said the English no-
bleman. He also prpmised to do
everything he could to enlighten
his countrymen on Haiti..
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THEY NEVER LEARN
Two women caught attempt-
ing to 'break shop. last week
had been arrested less thjn a
One of the culprits, know.i
only as *Altagrace. had been
charged with stealing 80 gourdes
and 30 yards of cloth from Mr.
Marce Wilson; the other, Ace-
line Joseph, had received two
brassieres, one slip, one handker-
chie and three dresses from Al-
tagrace, and had hidden them in
her Avenue Dessalines 'resi-
dences for her friend.
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in Haiti. The combination was
perfect when I had lunch with
Robert Baussan and Pierre
Chauvet at Buteau's restaurant,
established forty years ago and
famous for Haitian food.
I had shomard flamme. -
flaming lobster to you while
we reminisced and tried out my
working knowledge of Frehch.
Fortunately my friends had a
working knowledge of English.
Haiti has always been, is now,
and probably always will be a
bit on the incredible side.,
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SUNDAY, MARCH 14th, 1954
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LETTERS IN (TIME ))ON
HAITI COVER STORY
These letters appeared in the
current issue of.- Time. maga-
zine, comments on 'Time's. cozr-
er story on President Magloire
and the Republic.
PROUD AND MAJESTIC.
I was delighted to see Presi-
dent Paul E. Magloire on the
cover of the' Feb. 22 issue ...
and to read about the quite ex-
; traoralnary job ne is uoung to
Major William P. Binks, his improve the economy and raise
Wife, six-year-old son Bill III, the living standards of Haiti ..
:and 14-month daughter Sharon '-.--. .-"
: leave for the U. S. Wednesday,? THE FINEST
as Major Binks has been assign- C Adding Machines
:ed to the USAF Inspector Gen-/ Calculating Machines
eral Headquarters at Norton Air/ Cash Registers
For.e Base, California. / .,
It.will be little Sharon's first/ 4
glimpse of the big U.S.A. be- /
cause the family has lived in Hai
ti for the past three years. Ma- 1"
jor Binks, attached to thej .
USAF mission here since 1151,
has been working with the Hai-
tian Air Force mainly in Ope-
.rations and Flying Training pro-?
S THE NATIONAL CASH
S REGISTER CO.
TO LET /
O L Agent in Haiti:
SLOUIS DECATREL & SONS
' A house at Depres with every P.O. Box 58
comfort. Hot and cold water,e Paee No.
Pue Pavee No. 77
ll etc. Telephone 7749. Te 2625 and 5164
to crown that perfect moment of
pleasant companionship. One of many
occasions for drinking Hennessy.
Would you permit me to regis-
ter one disagreement? ... It con-
cerns ... the American occupa-
tion of Haiti. Having played a
small role in making known the
facts of the occupation during
which many Haitians were kill-
ed by U.S. Marines as cocos or
bandits for attempting to drive
those they deemed invaders from
their country I know from
firsthand experience that the oc-
cupation was as far from as plea-
sant or as beneficial as your
National Association for the
Advancement of Coloured
New York City.
The article ... is tops ...
I visited Haiti at the time of
the Exposition, and was so hos-
pitably received by the ,high.
Haitians, who reminded me that
when they came to the U.S. they
were sent to the -back of the
bus, down South. They are a
proud, majestic people...
New York City
... TIME states that 'Presi-
whites as well as Indians and
the crosses between the crosses
... When you ignore the repeti-
tions, he actually has only ten :
muldtre, quarteron, m4tif, mamre-
louque, quarteronnd marabotu.
griffe, sacatra, sang-mlg, and
sang-mel. qui s'approche con-
tinuellemient du blanc.
There is no limit to this sort
of verbal jugglery. With his me-
thod, Saint-MNry could jutt as
easily have come up w
Newi York City.
Living Up To I
The Tribunal last v
tenced a boy who had
ladies hats from Pierr
tant at Rue de Quai to
imprisonment. They r
take into account tha
living up to his name :
Lel the Insurance Company do the worrying.
See iiiunediately : "NORI'ICH UNIONh Insurance
Joseph Nadal and Co. Agents Tel:'3486
dent Magloire and FAO are tack-
ing malaria, venereal disease
and tuberculosis.. F.A.O., which
stands for Food and Agriculture
Organization, carries on abso-
lutely no work in control# or
eradication of malaria, venereal
disease, tuberculosis or any
other disease. Among the U. N.
specialized agencies, all such
health work is exclusively with-
in the scope of the World Health
World Health Organization
... Those .250 different lb'1)1 r
combinations. you mention ai F T
h.,ving been recognized b y If1 y FACTS can convince yOU,
contemporary record, in Saint-
Domingue are figments. You '
are obviously referring to the T 3y N r
ito the Try any New Car,
pseulo-ethnography of M L.E.
*Moreau de Saint-ery in hi THEN r Ford 1954.
Description Topographie [pub- TH N y .
lished in 1707] ...
Saint-Mery, a colonial who
disliked mulatoes, either out of The results will speak for themselves
prejudice or whimsy. contrivedi- a
syllogistic qystern of names for u'll decide on the new '54 fbrd.
all the crosses he thought pos- yu
sihle between Negroes and d ... .. .- .-.-..~-1 -..-...--......--.'.,
(.:-eh Nadal and Co., Distributois
Page 11 ;'
t he was
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Sterling National and Trust Co's
President In Port
A -big shot- popped into our ago and that Sterling' National
offices last weekdroppeda plain was the only bank that did not
Battle card on the desk, said close when Lincoln wae elected.
casually, he thought we might Taking a tendollarbill from
like to know he had arrived his wallet, he explained that at
crutilny of the carl disclosed one time the National Banks
he was Joseph Pulcer acher, in were allowed to issue their own
ierw type presidents of Ster- currency. That bill was the'
ling National and Trust Com- first issued with his signature
pay of New York. The card on it : No. A000001A, t henex-
did not disclose that the Bank hibite a five dollar bill, the
was good for $145,000,000 and first of is denomination to bear
had improved its capital and the Pulvermacher signature.
surplus from three million do(- Thaa was numbered A100,000. He
lars in 1929 to $7,750,000 this proved the veracity of his claim
year, by signing a sample, but cannily
Neither did It tell that the erased it before leaving. But
President had been messenger thoughwe 'have no sample to
~,, in the Bankic evera. does reproduce you can check by run
as so far
John Churchiu Speaks
American economist, John
Churchill, son-in-law of Point IV
Director Ray Smith, made his
first International Club deCom-
merce after luncheon speech at
Hotel Riviera last Wednesday.
The weekly luncheon was at-
tended by over fifty businessmen
including John's vacationing fa-
Mr. Churchill spoke on the
Economic Indicators in the
U.S.A.;, discussing some of the
problems that confront the Eisen
shower administration, pointed
out the disastrous effect an eco-
nomic crisis in America would
have on Latin American coun-
tries, and summed up the gen-
eral economic position in the
The University student is here
to study the Irrigation system
and economic situation in the
catCn, wi be arriving cal Corporations is one of
from Cu Trujillo arch 14 foremost high analysis fertile
and ta atHotel IboLele producers in the U. S.
till March 17. MathiesoanChemi-
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For r"rvaoinms m. your Travf Ate or
f RPweP D rAn offCPArH
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SUNDAY, MARCH 1
SUNDAY, MARCH 14th, 1954
Kiki Vllard was. the object
of the traditional *enterrement
de la Vie de Garcon, Thursday
evening. The burial of bachelor-
hood commenced with dinner at
ithe Aux Cosaques and continued
'Ill the prospective groom was
Mrs. Raymonds Baker is up
from Venezuela with her young
.brood the two sons and new
Mrs. Dodi (George Fils) Wie-
qer returned home from a year
In Paris this past week with son
Morris. Her three daughters
are continuing their schooling
,Monday the Otto Madsens en-.
tertained the departing Italian
Ambassador and Madame Mar-
Loulou Dejoie clippered to
ew York Tuesday to visit his
ncee Mile Nancy Scala. They
)ave set the date for June.
Dr. Joe Van Vleck, wife and
ughter dined with the Vinton
urns and Mrs. Kennedy at the
viera Wednesday evening.
'Mrs. Marcel Gentil and da-ugh-.
r Marie Jose are leaving this
month to spend the Summer in
Secretary of State for Foreign
;A.fairs, Mr. Mauclair Zephirin,
received Italian Ambassador Mr.
gosto Guerrini Maraldi, at his
acot home Fbriday morning. The
belle. reception was attended
many prominent diplomats.
Serge Guillard who is con-
templating visiting Kingston
with his wife today cele-
brated his f6te Thursday.
M.r. Georges E. Roy, Director
General of Contributions, left
this week for the U.S. on a well-
Oameraman and Mrs. Jack
Gottlieb are clippering home to
N. Y. today after a three-week
visit with relative at Powel- In-
dustrial Works. They declare
having taken prize shots of Mar-
di Gras and the Citadelle.
Orchestra Lamy is Ciudad Tru
jillo bound tomorrow to seren-
ade our neighbours for the next
five days. They may launch the
Haitian meringue in the D. R.
or return captivated by the Dom-
Charlie Barreye is in the U.S.
travelling for his health.
Mr. Dick Leegstra, manager of
Curacao Trading Company, and
moderniser of its buildings in
Port au Prince. leaves fbr Eu-
rope the end of this month for
a three-month tate A t@te' with
the Company heads in Holland.
LMrs. Leegstra and Junior are
El Rancho welcomed Cuban
Charge d'Affaires Rubio Raul
Browsing around Haitian art
centres for the past week Miss
Goldie Asher, artist from New
York, will remain in Port au
Prince till Wednesday.
Jane Eddy is going home to-
morrow prior to taking up her
duties in Rio.
TWO. of Detroits most promin"-
ent young executives:. Dr. Bill
(Wi llis) Yeamans and Dave
(Olarence) Ganus stopped over
in Port Wednesday to say hello
to Your Reporter enroute home
from a Venezuela weekend.
Reginald Cardoza went to
June Rosen'berg is due to
leave Halti this week and visit
Havana on her return to New
Gisele Roy is Miami bound
Heading State-side today
Edith Brisson, Pierre Bazile,
Nessim and Raymonde Mourra.
Barbara Southerland is over
visiting from C. T.
Gisele Baudry went to King-
Henry and Louisa F.ils Aime
f;ew to Ne\v York Friday.
Rene Villejoint clippered to the
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph V.
Bingham of Portland, Oregon,
are now staying at Ibo Lele.
Mr. Bingham is President of
Bingham Pump Corporation -
specialities pumping for oil.
Here on a cruise the couple are
visiting milk-man Sam Ziskind.
Mr. and Mrs. Rony Chenet
are due to sail for a visit to
Europe next month.
Gerard Villedrouin is over in
San Juan getting the latest info
on the 1954 Ford.
Mr. W. F. Grammage, Export
Manager of Globe Wernicke Co.
of Cincinatti, Ohio stayed here
from Saturday to Thursday on
his annual Caribbean tou r
through Dominican Republic,
Mexico, Honduras, Venezuela. A
top man in his line, he is always
a welcome visitor to Haiti.
Scholarship winner (and poet)
Marc Balain left for Mexico W\\ed
nesday noon to study Financial
Eglise St. Pierre was the
scene Saturday of the wedding
of Miss Marie Therese Char-
mant and Mr. Alain Wache, gra-
duate of the Horticulture School
Bunny Vrooman celebrated her
birthday yesterday by a swim-
ming-party at Thorland.
A farewell function at the
home of Mexican Ambassador,
Jose Torres Telavara, on Satur-
day last, began the round of
functions in honour of departing
Italian Ambassador Agostini
Guerrini Maraldi and his wife.
Another reception was given
by Electric Company's Director
Polly, and the Peruvian Minis-
ter is reputedly following their
Mrs. Jean Comhaire, recently
elected secretary to the ONU,
leaves for Mexico soon.
Ex-Consul to Miami. Andre
Faubert returned to Haiti Wed-
A stylsh reception marked
the wedding of Miss Yvonne An-
toine to Mr. Walter Young Tues-
Miss Marie Carme Lamothe
and Lt. Antonio Doublette, Ad'H
Instructor at the Military Aca-
demy, were married at the
Cathedral Saturday 6.
Saturday next, at six p.m.
Miss Giselle Duvignaud and Mar
cedl Vilard Fils exchange wed.
Koebert and Naumann repre-
sentative Carl Ernest Naumann
paid us a brief visit Wednesday.
The firm which he represents
supplied the material with which
the Government made the Bois
Dehors works, an indispensable
part of the Artibonite construc-
Mrs. Max Pinchinat arrived on
the 10 o'clock plane from Paris
last Saturday morning where
she had been garnering a few
tips on painting with her hus-
Dr. Louis Wallon passed round
Regie brand cigars last week
when Mrs. Wallon proudly pre-
sented their first- a boy whom
they will name Henri.
Mr. Vilfort Beauvoir, Minister
of Foreign Affairs under Estime
returned to Port au Prince last
Saturday after three years in
Canada. With him are his wife
Plans are underway for a big
parade before the Tribunes of
the Champ du Mars on May 18,
f6te of the flag.
Permanent UN representative
in Haiti, Mr. Raoul Aglion, is
due to leave for New York on
an eight day sejour.
Miss Marie Louise Samibour
walked up Sacre Coeur aisle last
Saturday to become the bride of
Dr. Maurice Brutus.
Cuban Ambassador to Hondu-
ras Raoul Acosta Rubio arrived
by the 2:30 clipper from Mai-
quetia Wednesday afternoon, for
a visit in the Republic.
Mrs. Pierre Salamon leaves
soon for Canada to finish her
studies in anaesthetics. She will
join her husband as he has been
studying Social Sciences there
for several months.
Mr. Marvin McCord Lowes,
Assistant Director of Interna-
national editions of the *Read-
er's Digest*, was in Cuba on a
business trip, dropped over to
Haiti for pleasure, and to com-
pare it with Guadeloupe.
International -Reader's Digests
edited in 13 languages sells 17'/
million copies (10 million in
US.) .He discloses the magazine
may soon use the =Time cover
story on Haiti.
Minister Plenipotentiary in Co-
lombia, Mr. S. Wesner Apollon,
returned to Bogota yesterday,
after a month with his family
Visiting Charles Fequiere this
past week were: Engineer Jose
R. Garriga, special representa-
tive of Ingerol Rand Co., staying
at Riviera Hotel; A. S. Bolthouse
Manager Export Division Con-
tinental Motors Corporation, Mi-
chigan, who is also at the Ri-
viera: P. E. Pottker. assistant
sales manager of Witte Engine
works, oil well supply division of
U.S. Steel Corporation, stopping
at El Rancho.
Unesco Bursar for Base Edu-
cation, John E. Palmer will
spend three weeks in Haiti vis-
iting the principal centres of
Mr. and Mrs. Leonce A. Cadet
were blessed with a girl last
Saturday evening. Marie Jose
and Ma are both fine.
Gaston is the youngest mem-
ber of the Edmond Poux family,
born last Thursday.
SUNDAY, MARCH 14th, 1954
Continued from Page I
law; that thirty-odd Italians will
be imported to run Hotel nle:ti
The abay windowed. Italian
hotel owner smiled tolerantly :
aIt is not true. he said. Then
he produced lists of employees at
the two places, said .You see :
there are fourteen Italians
employed at both the Casino
and the Hotel, excluding the
three directors, Giorgio Cesari.
Vincenzo Carugati and myself..
Answering the charge that the
Haitian employees are paid less
than 100 dollars per month, Gior-
gio Cesari explained that it \was
impossible to induce Italian ex-
perts to come over for less than
500 dollars monthly, acserterl
that the Haitian staff was' not
in the 70 dollars to 100 dollar.
wage group. .Why-, he said in
surprised English -our account-
ant is Haitian; he is paid 300
dollars; another Haitian on the
staff draws a 500-dollar -pay
Then he showed the Septem-
ber 1 issue of aLe Moniteur con-
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Haiti Trading Company S.A., Chamber of C- mmerce. Tel: 2069
training the published agreement
between the Haitian Govern-
ment and the Casino owners.
The law reads: Article 14 .The
Concessionnaires will have the-
right to engage as many foreign
experts as are necessary to the
welfare of the enterprise.,
.So, although it is untrue that
-there are as many if not more.
Italians employed in the Casino,
indeed we have about 60 Hai-
tions working there, if it were
true we should still be within
our rights,, Cesari explains.
Before Your Reporler left the
almost Finished Hotel where he
had found the busy Count
toiling to have it open this
month, he was further inform-
ed of the managing director's
intention to employ -about 20
Haitian workers when the hotel
*No more than 4 Italians one
,the manager, will work at Beau
Rivage., he declared.
Friday's Horse Show
Continued from Page 1
Prince Polo Club won 4-3 over
the military: the jumping com-
petition which started off shak-
ily, punctuated by intermittent
raps of hooves failing to clear
hurdle bars, but improved a
hundred percent when the
horses and riders lost their tense
ness and became more absorbed
in The show.
The jumping competition was
won by Lieutenant Franck La-
raque on EElstier., with Capt.
Jacques Etienne taking the mag-
nificent *Dixie- over in second
place, and Charles Tournier -rid-
ing -Minstrel- coming third.
Exhibition of Salmi
Photos At New Chamber
Political, 'industrial. artistic
and literary leaders of Port au
Prince will see their faces
among Sylvia Salmi's exhibited
,photographs in the new Chami
ber of Commerce Saturday.
Miss Salmi. now on her thirc
successive visit to Haiti has
recorded some of the world's
most famous personalities: thi
Presidents of several Republics 4
including Haiti, Nehru. Prime
Minister of India; Gui: .runors of
the Bahamas and Jamaica; for-
mer Prime Minister of France,
Leon Blum; Genius Albert Ein-
stein, Francis Mauriac, ase
among the greats. immortaliz- PARENTS
ed by the New Yor ker's camera.'
Her photographic studies have .r.
Guaanteed by W AES
appeared in many magazines GoodHousekoepinb
and books. A few- months ago iii
her pictures of Haitian poets COSTSLESS R A
and novelists appeared in aAme-
ricas,, Pan American Union' 4Also bert for di. h-un-hinig ann
magazine. general household use.-
Accompanying her is her hus- For sale at better groceries.
bancl Herbert Solo\\ on the This is another Monsanto
board of editors of Fortune in.product.
Agent: Wynine. Kenscoff.
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CURACAO TRADING COMPANY
U. S. SAILORS- ATTEMPT
RESCUE BUT BOY
A small boy drowned in shal-
low water near Ki Pi (formerly-
Captain Aces) shortly before
noon last Saturday in spite of
frantic rescue attempts by U.S.
Young Josephat Jn-Baptiste is
believed to have fallen into the
shallows and struck his head on
Navy lunchers at the restau-
ra.nt saw a fishing boat towing
in the limp body of the boy by a
rope tied 'under his arms. An-
other witness of the -rescue-. a
crew member aboard USS Lati-
mer APA 152, jumped in and
waded to the child.
The body was brought ashore
and sailors David Millstone HM3
and Wilshort SN along with
Philip Colligan and Edwin
Clarke produced no results from
thirty minutes of artificial res-
piration. In the meanwhile
young Serge Lochard had raced'
out to the -Latimer. and return-
eil with an oxygen suscitator
machine. But in spite of all
their efforts the boy died.
Police arrived dt 1-15 p.m and
and process \verbal and '.' es-
tablished the drowning ou pa-.
per. The body was carried to'
the General Hospital at 4 p.m. '.
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REE ARTISTS IN SEARCH
OF A KING
be astonished to discover that
Obin's pictures do not hang in
Sta single home or hotel of his
native city, and. that Bigaud,
w. hose work recently received
top honours in a Venezuelan ex-
hibition taking in the whole
Hemisphere, depends on the
whims of tourists for his live-
he Limonade Church where Obin and I had visited the Ci-
ing Christophe had a stroke. tadel before, and being too lazy
to do so again on a very hot
Continued from Page 1 day, we put Bigaud on a horse
iPisa, and the memories that in front of Sans Souci and waved
l death could silence. To- goodbye. Tt has been interest-
,reporters would have been ing to observe the varied reac-
aiting at the docks in Genoa tion of these two painters as we
Leghorn to cable every last drove past the Colonial ruins of
ord of the incredible reye- the Plaine du Nord on the way
tness w tale to the four corn- to Milot. Obin indicated points
of the earth. But that was of historical interest with the
ot today, and we have little but self-contained air not only of a
gend to build on. Legend and native but of one well aware of
bristophe's awesome monu- his own participation in and
ents which even earthquakes contribution to a legendary
ave respected scene. For this old master, every
These and many other related thing seemed to fall in place like
thoughts swept through my parts in a puzzle timeless
nd last week as I revisited counters in an almost abstract
e scenes of Christophe's tragic landscape. To Bigaud, in con-
astory, accompanied by my old trast, the associations meant no-
ielris and painters, Philomd thing and the history little, but
bin and Wilson Bigaud. These the life about us fascinated him
lented celebrators of Haiti's endlessly. When a funeral pro-
st and present, I reflected, cession passed it was he who
re as truly Christophe's heirs noticed that the coffin was bad-
the statesmen w ho have ilift- ly jointed and that one of the
,' Cap Haitien's face trans- pallbearers had a pack of cards
rming a dirty, Caribbean sea- in his hip-pocket.
ort, chewed and slobbered over \With Obin I visited the Ca
the disrespectftul;tides, into a thedral of Limonade, \\ here
early paved and magnificently Christophe was stricken on Au
splanaded city, its ancient gust 15, 1820: but tlh actuality
faster charms undisturbed. did not measure up to the grea
Christophe's grandiose fan- picture of the scene this artis
asies cost lives and un- had once painted Then we drovI
.old misery. Obin's epic resur- to Bord-de-Mer to look for -the
ection of the Cape and Bigaud's little church where fishermen
teeming lyrics to everyday life used to hang model ships in ol
in Haiti give only pleasure. fearing for safe voyage but th
Pleasure and true insight in- interior had been 'cleaned up
to Haiti to art-lovers as far by 3 priest with a passion fo
away as Caracas and Santa Mon- modernization. Obin declare
eca, Paris and New York. \\'ere that he might be able to pain
it not that prophets (and poets) the offerings the better for no
are traditionally without honour having seen them. In the Masor
.in their own counties, one might ic Lodge at Bel-Air, accompanied
On sale at: Bichara Izmery,
Bazar de la Poste, Bazar Na-
.inqR diR tional, Georges Coles, Minme
S IMo Joseph Maglio, Bazar Edmond
by Djoeke Gunning, we inves- journey from Martimas.
tigated the symbolic paintings of
Obin's master, Tssier, and spe- Two American Governa
culated on whether Christophe, ficials arrived Monday an<
when he attended theatre in the welcomed by members
handsome polygonal auditorium,
sat facing the stone dias with its
graceful flanking steps, or on
this stage-set itself. Now, where
the bats had taken over, no one
could say, but we trust Obin's
judgment should he choose to
add this enduring rival of
Shakespeare's Globe to his pan-
theon of the Cape's glories As
for me, I remembered nostalgi-
cally the fine production of my
play about Christophe at the
-Rex, and wished I could see
it done as well here.
Yet Another St. Marc
Last Friday 18 persons were
injured, three critically, when a -\-
camion overturned at the foot Another scholar of Chris
of Gros Morne on-its return gaud thinking things out
U.S. Embassy in Port au Prince.
Mr. Harry Ferlinger, Director of
Commerce in Miami and Major
Victor Oddi bf the US 'Arry will
spend a few days here.
tophe's fantastic history Wilson Bi.
on the St Marc beach.
The greatest gasoline development
in 32 years...
FILL up...and, FEEL
Violette Edge Racing 2-1
S Before Cheering Thousands
Continued from Page 1 lent on both sides, Racing'-s Ri-
rebounding from the inside of gaud saving a header from two
the left upright failed to cross yards range just before half
the line by inches. time and a power drive from
Then willowy Violette inside Haig way outside the penalty
rightt Cadet was knocked down area near the end of the match
and trampled by burly goal- that brought shreiks, some of
keeper Rigaud of the Racing joy, some of chagrin, from spec-
team. A free kick outside the tators.
area was awarded and Kerhy I Lallemand's keeping was flaw-
coming up from right back to less and fear has no place in
take it slammed home a high his temperament.
one from two yards out of the The Violette team whs light-
penalty area. er but their defense stood up
Pandemonium s wept the marvellously under the assaults
stands. While at half time Rac- of their older and more mas-
Ing supporters drowned their op- siv\e antagonists
ponents cheers, now loud cries Nor did they shirk the .belle
For Violette were audible. bataille. that resulted from one
The Racing goal keeper was of the frequent fouls and cati's-
Injured as his left knee twist- ed one of Racing's players, An-
ed In wresting the ball from an dre Augustin. to be sent off the
attacking forward. He was off field. Many minutes later a Vio-
;he field for ten minutes during lette player, Cadet, fol-lo'.'.ed at
which a goal passed substitute the referee's command.
goalkeeper Roger, moved from Fragile looking Elie worked
eight half. This was a .,screw. hard and-well to avert many at-
Ihot, slammed home by Cadet. tacks on his home goal, glowipg
Racing say from off-sidip). pik and with .rruffed hair, lit
The goal keeping was e~~l- .in the tussle regardless.
Nonce Ap oJsigue Presebt
<(Leffres des- Creanees,
U.S. Government Tax Men
Mr. Steinberg and Mr. Gerson
of the United States Treasury
Deparutent, Division of Inter-
nal Revenue, will arrive in Port
au Prince via PAA on Tuesday
March 16. They will be avail-
able at the American Embassy
Champ de Mars, to assist Ame-
rican citizens in filling out their
1953 Federal Income Tax forms.
Pierre Blain, Chef de
Bureau To The Presidency
Mr. Mauolair Zephirin, Secre-
tary of State, last week invest.
ed Mr. Pierre Blain as Chef de
Bureau a la Secretaire dE'tat de
Mr. Blain is the .amous SNAD
,(Even On A Night Like
This They Do Not Strike!,
-Le National ieUls with dis-
gust the tale of *a certain Ge-
rard Chiry, who *felunious-ly en
tered the house of Andre Jean
and stole rhe sum of 25 gourdes.
on thle night of Mardi Gras.
Ioune Breiaker tCaught
Andrelice Mayer, a house-
breakpr Who stole 190 gotirdes
Ind th l coqfnpts of a trunk -
, National reports from the
At precisely ten o'clock Thurs- ordained. W h.le of pricilice Paul and Ci-
day morning Monseigneur Luigi He then went on to Rome deau Belloney at Martissant last
Ralmondl presented his creden- wher 1P) pff li as peppesiasti- week, awaits trial in the local
tials, as Npnce Apostoliqqe, to ca. s 0leji obtaiping the poc- jail.
President Magloire in the Salon torat en Droit Canon in 1938. At
d'Or. the same time he took a course PARAMOUNT'
On his arrival at the National at the- Academy Pontificale "Ec- Sunday 6 and 8:30 P.M.
Palace, the representative of clesiastique. .Monsieur Belvedere Fait sa
Pope Pius XII was saluted by a His first diplomatic assign- Cu
company of the Haitian Army ment came in the same year Monday 6 and 8:15 .M.
commanded by Captain Max when he was assigned as At- .La Reina del Tropice,
Bazelais. tache to the Nonce Apostolique Tuesday 6 and 8:15 P.M.
After the customary courte- in Guatamala. After that he aMonsieur Belvedere Fait Sa
ales, Mgr. Raimondi accompanied occupied one diplomatic post af- Cure.
S by Chief of Protocal Sorel ter another until 1953 when he Wednesday at 6 and 8:15 P.M.
Droulnaud handed over his cre- was recalled to Rome. At the .Le Reveil de la Sorciere
S dentlals to the President of the end of January 1954, he was con- Rouge
S. Republic. He left the Palace at secrated Bishop by Cardinal Thursday 6 and 8:15 P.M.
S 10:30 a.m. Piazza. Reina del Tropico.
ii.. ..La Reina del Tropico.
Friday 6 and 8:15 P.M.
LIFE SKETCH geld On Suspicion 'Monsieur Belvedere Fait Sa
The 42-year-old emissary of Of urr
Of Murder Cure.
S Rome was born at Acqui in Four persons have been de. Saturday 6 and 8.15 P.M.
S Italy; at the age of 12 he enter- stained under suspicion of the -L'Epee de Salomon.
ed the Diocesian Seminary of murder of Joachim Augustin of Sunday at 3:30 P.M.
t. his town where after twelve Dupity. They are Germilor Jo- L'Epee de Salomon.
years of classical, philosophical, seph, Saxime Augustin, Suzanne At 6 and 8:30 P.M.
and theological studies, he was Mervil and Lucina Joseph. .Le Jour ou La Tprre S'Arreta
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