Haiti sun

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Haiti sun
Place of Publication:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
R. Cheney, Jr.
Creation Date:
March 21, 1953
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 46-47 cm.


newspaper ( marcgt )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
Haiti -- Port-au-Prince


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began Sept. 1950.
General Note:
"The Haitian English language newspaper."

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VOLUME IV Port-au-Prince

S, o Milk Nourishes Children

Ir P-au-P, Cap Haitien, Aux Cayes
Samuel Ziskind is a tall Organization to help raise the
eholaOlyooking young man health standards of the Haitian
:'.ias poUeccted Idegrees from' young. It was an extremely
i ne.ity,'"df Veripont, ar worthwhile project in which
ard,- ColombJi, an-','e Sor- the Government cooperated
ine. But. ,'nthe provinces of Continued'on Page 8
ati tsciool children do not hail
in.~r' his scholastic achieve;- GANG LEADER TRAPPED
ents. They call him simply BY DETECTIVES
ilk n. Detectives arrested this week-
he, Milkm an..
Td-roq t of them he brought end alleged gang leader Andre
e frst taste of this health-giv- Leguerdian for robbing and
beverage they hd bad since "wounding Beverly- Damus at the
beverage they had bad since
.prere weaned from their Avenue Roosevelt -, tRe qswwald
Durant intersection Wesnesdlay
their's breast. The 32-year-old' Durant intersection Wesesday
RE representative came to night.
SLe Nouvellistev asserts that
,r Republic to help carry out
e distribution of 500,000 Damus was accosted at the in-
.;Qf .p4b .,ere<^ ternetit n at 8 p.rnA`b L.guer'-
oedilk sent Idegudra
by thegreat Intenational dian, and when he hesitated to
Ie by the great International
obey a demand -for his wallet,
awaya, Emotions Cause was -set upon by members of
ending At Violete Leguerdian's gang, beaten and
A Iaciinig mioch dragged into their .hide out.
iday night's football game while he cried for help. He
ween Racing and Violette was seriously wounded about
spectators to such fren- the nose.
that, according to Le Nou- Arcahaie Truck Crash
ite [Monday 15], iwo young Injures Ten
es were wounded by fana- Two trucks collided near Ar-
Continued on Page 3 cahaie last week injuring 10
YPoliticians Released passengers. The trucks, No. 2719
ix of the men charged with and 7513, met head on. One
tting against the State in the overturned throwing its passen-
nary 13 coup were released gers into the road.
week: They are: Perceval The injured were taken to
,by, Edgar Thomas, Edouard the General Hospital. Among
Sre-Noel, Spincer Dominique, them were Agronomist Alix
re Afflack, Gracilus Ely- Large and Mr. Joseph Lem.ire.

,(Le Journ Uses ((Haiti Sun's),

Name In Vain Over Zorli
S TWO SIDES ? -The Sun, refuses to be
old la~t states with ir- drawn into prejudiced attack
table logic -there are two on minor organizations or on
to every story- and acting minor papers.
e venerated advice of a The following is an attempt
sed professor, Your Report at translating the more cohe-
ked on the .Casino Case* rent passages of an item publish
Psented in -Le Matin. last ed in a newspaper by the name
of 'Le Jour. by an eager but
int Zorli made a statement untalented old writer, who has
ed in quotation marks, as obviously no clajm to literary
gentleman's defence, free or geographic fame :
Ill editorial bias. Continued on Page 12

D A k' m k Fr n -. ---1-

Selden Rodman Urges Haitians

To Preserve Own --

Warns Against Foreignization
Speaking Thursday night be- zations which we like to call
fore a distinguished audience of =progressive. and .modern..
300 at the Haitian-American He suggested that not every
Institute, Selden Rodman, well- tourist is equipped, spiritually,
known for hi. books on Haiti mentally or aesthetically, to ap-
and for his direction of the mu- preciate this specifically Haitian
rals in St- Trinite Cathedral, contribution, but that, more and
gave us a preview of what he Continued on Page 15
intends to write in the introduc- HIS
tion to his forthcoming Guide HISPECTS tN
to Haiti. The Guide is to ap- fti 0- Ml "
pear next Fall, with many il- After a Carrefour Pays recep-
lustrations, in New York. t Arti e
tion on his Artibonite tour.
Mr. Rodman stressed in his Wednesday, President Magloiire
lecture those aspects of Haitian visited the nerve centerg':of the'
life and culture which are uni. project. where be found everyone
que t t Reulc, and ,r at and lui e -at'
often forms a healthy counter- Deschappelles' Club House.
agent to the materialistic civili- Continued on Page 14

Etoile Refuses Victory's Challenge;

Bicker Over Technicality
A Stadium Magloire crowd Federation on the spot by re-
Friday night cheered the an- signing an hour before, follow-
nouncement that the scheduled ing refusal of their demands
Etoile Victory football match, for an increase to 45 dollars
the 5th in the Championship se- per match.
ries, had been postponed be- Etoile would not play be-
cause of Etoile Haitien's refu- cause, club officials stated, the
sal to accept the arbitration of result of the match might, be
an unofficial referee. contested in spite of Foot-
The loudspeaker blared that ball Federation President Andre
the official refss. had put the Continued. on Page 14

Foreign Minister Pierre L. Liautaud at a press conference
at the Hotel Tanancro in Caracas. To date at the 10th Inter
American Conference, the U. S.has promised to call a special
meeting in, Washington to talk over economic aid, and have re-
ceived a 17-1 vote in favour of their Anti-Communist plan.



No. 2 6 .


Potential tourists in M1chiggn
know a lot more about Haiti
than they did before Christmas:
at least 5,000 Midwesterners
were afforded a close up of Hai-
ti printed in brown and white
on folding Christmas cards.
Robert Wilson owns a printing
press in Dowagiac, Michigan,
at Christmas he just grabbed
a bunch of .snaps, put- eleven.
pictures together and rolled off
a few copies for friends.,
The 53-year-old American, as
well as owi ing a printingg Coii-
.pay, also owns the only, ,f-
flee supply, business. i Coun0t.
C~ss, Michiigan, so he has a wide
range of professional acquaint-
ances as well as social friends.
He sent out 'around five thou-
sand, Christmas cards !
The publicity he gives Haiti
is extensive. His 'movies* have
entertained 10 to 15 thousand
Continued on Page 11

Man Drowns As Track
Falls From Fond Mombin
The chauffeur of a stone
truck drowned Monday morning
at 'the Fond Mombin wharf
when his truck fell into the sea
while loading -Clinker, for the
Haiti Cement Works. Chauffeur
Regis Lopsis was trapped in the
cabin, and his body was not re-
covered until the afternoon.
Le Matin. ascribes the acci-
dent to faulty brakes. The man
was a member of the Chaif-
feur's Union,

Body Found In Acul du
Nord Ravine
An inquest attributed to
accidental causes the death of a
55-year-old man whose body was
found in a canyon near Acul
du Nord last week.
The man, Zulmus Charles, had
Received dislocated legs and an
injured left arm, and police in-
vestigated possible murder or


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The Orthopedic

And Programme
Dr. Perigord.

The Orthopedic Centre of
IDASH recently opened at La
Saline is a concrete evidence of
the evergrowing interest of the
Government in the wellbeing of
workers and the underprivileg-
ed. President Magloire through a
generous financial assistance,
has made this impressive hos-
pital possible. It is another
proof that a new era has begun
in the history of social justices
in Haiti.
The Institute of Social Insur-
ance was in dire need of a cen-
ter where injured workmen
could receive proper care and
rapidly recover in order to be-
come again productive members
of the community. Now this
need has been filled beyond
their fondest hopes,

Everyone should visit the or-
thopedic center of IDASH. It
comprises eight rooms for the
administration personal, eight-
een rooms for patients, in all
forty beds. About'500 persons
can be accomodated for consul-
tation and .first aid. A large
operating room with the most
complete modern'eqUipinent has
been provided, likewise facilities
for Radiography, Physiotherapy,
Odonthology, Laboratory, Phar-
macy, Sterilization etc. The
operating table alone costs
10,000 gourdes. No effort has
been spared to give the people
the most efficient type of me-
dical care. Moreover doctors
and technicians are tireless in

Center Of IDASH

Of Social Justice
their devotion and give of their
time and their skill in love and
Already all workers injured in
their various occupations are
taken to the center in order to
be given expert treatment. The
results are most gratifying in

By Paul Leautaud,

Drana Critic of the 'Haiti Sun,
I The eppn.ions elrpress'ed t
this review are those of the au-
thor and not necessarily those
of the 'Haiti Suns or Westbrook
They're gone. They're going.
They're still here. But the 1954
season of the Comedie de Paris
is over.
Or maybe they will revive
one of their successes. We do
not know.
Capacity audiences enjoyed.
them. Sometimes the Rex was
partly empty. Qui salt? We
ran out of money.
The administration of the
Theater made enemies because,
on the nights when there were
few seats available, they sold
tickets for the highest price and
then placed the unlucky buyers
high, in the balcony, which ik
someplace between Kenscoff and
But the Comedie de Paris is a
highly talented group of play-
ers, worthy of the city for
which it is named. This cit.y,
located between l'Arcahaie and

speedy recovery and in building
up the moral of the patients.
They can not say enough in ap-
preciation of what the govern-
ment has done to translate prin-
ciples of social justice into facts
which speak eloquently of the
devotion of President Magloire
to the welfare of the Haitian

Montrouis, was also 'the birth-
place of Dantes Bellegarde. Mr.
Bellegarde was overheard com-
menting in the lobby, M'ab
vini, mon cher. B'am nouvel
This strikes your reporter as
one of the most succinct com-
ments yet made on the delight-
ful repertory, the Cecilia like
Paroldi,r and the delicious deli-
cacy of the Comedie de Paris.
May their coming tour of the Ile
de la Gonave and other centers
of theatrical activity be crown-
.ed with success !

Of last week's plays, Liberte
Provisoire concerned a criminal
who got himself locked in.a
lady's apartment and couldn't,
get out. He- then fell in love
with her, natch, and so did she
with him. At least that's what
we were told: we left after the
first act.
Then there was 'Napoleon
Unique,, a play which argues
apparently that Napoleon is one
of them unique that the Turk-
ish harems have to guard the
girls. However, as we didn't
see how he could have done

nival strollers and such morbid
notions. The hero got mouri, as
we say in French, and good rid-
dance. He was a dumb Bunny
to begin with.

Also best for dish-washing and
general household use..
For sale at better groceries.
This is another Monsanto

Agent: Wynne, Kenscoff.
Everyone is looking forward Distributor: Haiti Seed Store,
to next year's visit of the Come Grand'Rue



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what he did, we asked M. Dan- die de Paris. Sooner, if pol-.j
tes Bellegarde for clarification, sible. Maybe next week. In-
.M'ab vini, said the distin- the meantime, the air of the!
guished diplomat. BB'am nouvel Rex theater is being given a
moin., careful brushing by several
This explanation will be print- trained shoeshine boys.
ed in a limited edition for the
French, Belgian, and Lebanese
delegations at the United Na-
tions. DIVING
The last evening at the Rex
presented a short vaudeville For any type of underwater
diving work, call 3217. Fees are
about how hard it is to talk Eng diving work, call 3217. Fees are
the most reasonable.
lish or French, .L'Anglais Tel
Qu'on le Parle., The author's"-- -
name was given as Tristan Ber-
nard, but it sounded like subtle
propaganda for Creole, probably
by M. Felix Morisseau-Leroy,
and this suspicion was confirm-
ed by M. Dantes Bellegarde who,1 .
happening to be in the audience,i
shouted out to an unknown
stranger, .B'am nouvel moin !
M'ab vini.,3 1*
The second play was a Mus-

and murder and music and Car-

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ister Narie Slt Eatrepie
Dies After 6l Tears
Of Servicelore

Death last Friday evening end
ed Sister Mari'e Ste Eutropie's
sixty years devotion to the
Church and Haiti.
Saturday, a quiet chapel cere-
mony at Lalue marked the bu-
rial of the 82-year-old Sister who
came out form l'Averon -
France In 1894. After a year
at Aquin and 56 years at Rose
de Lima Convent in Port au
Prince, Sister Marie retreated to
Lalue. The Sisters of St. Joseph
Cluny, their 'anciensa and
B friends from the Rose de Lima
Convent gathered at the Cha-
pel de l'Etablissement for her

Six C. llages And A
Distillery Wiped Out
By Petit Riviere Fires
Two fires in the Petite Riviere
de lArtibonite last week con-
sumed six cottages and a distil-
SThe first fire wiped out six
cottages belonging to Mr. Pierre
Dumervil and the widow St.
Paul. The second burnt down a

distillery owned by Mrs. Herard
Julien on the Habitation Palm-
iste. Smoke and ash is reported
to have blanketed the area.
Damage is estimated at about
100,000 gourdes

Our reportage of the horse
show was really first rate!
Blooded horses leaped over dan-
gerously high hurdles. Grim fac
ed riders dared the heroic !
Thoroughbreds contested in a
wonderful display of mettle and
skill. The picture series made
up an epic that would have done
justice to Alexandre Dumas at
his best.
Helas The cliche [picture]
makers have no zinc.

UEsson Versus ShellD
cEsso, workers met the ICA
challenge Thursday night, plas-
tering the town with publicity.
The .Shell and ,Esso, support-
ers filled the streets. Next day
the town looked like a gasoline
carnival, so gayly was it hung
with banners. 11 all means bet-
ter petrol for motorists.


Export -. Import ]N
reFor Talo s ....

Four Export-Import Bank o
ficials clippered in from th
U.S. Thursday for conference
with the Secretary of State f(
Finance and ODVA heads her
The visitors were: William E
Cates, Jr., Administrator; Fran
Kiniball, Engineer; John
Schuluer, Attorney; Leonard 1
Koser, Inspector.

Car aBorrowerss

In 10 days, Le Nouvelliste st
ed Tuesday, four cases of c
theft were reported to Port

Two lost cars were retried
the following day: Mr. Claud
Romain's disappeared from R
Capois Saturday night but w
discovered next morning at Bo
don; Mr. "Lampson left his par
ed before tha Casino Sund
night and next heard of
whereabouts. Monday morniL
when police found it desert
on Avenue Christophe.

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,e Maestro Van Thienen, Techni-
cal Director of the Music at the
or *Palace will give a concert at
e. the Occide Jeanty Orchestra
B. Shell tonight at 7 o'clock. This
3k is his second performance at
C. the shell; the first was given
R January 24th.

hmuawmy Emotiso
lCain. WAuiqf
Cotiued 'from Page 1
Miss Monique Fils-Aime was
stabbed twice in the leg by an
over enthusiastic football fan;
and another young girl, uniden-
tified by the newspaper, fled
for her life after receiving two
knife wounds In her head.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 21st 1954

Pagp 4

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Kenol Pie rr haq,'bouglt a
4 'i. 2 7 .
new camionette for the .acti-
Vity* of his amis.,
Panama Line authorities have
surmounted New York strike
difficulties so one of their ships
Will arrive tomorrow with
freight and passengers from
New York and Philadelphia.
Great Brazilian Historian, Mr.
Gustavo Barroso is expected in
Haiti .prochainement.,
.Parlementairess are begin-
ing to come into town for the
opening, soon, of the Legisla-
tive Chamber.
Mr. Kurt A. Fisher has been
named Austrian Consul in Hai-
ti. -Haiti Journal, says there
ecan be no doubt Haiti is as
dear to him as his own coun-

The Italian Governmenft has
named as successor to Ambas-
sador Agostino Guerrini Maral-
di, Mr. Georgio Spalazi. The new
Italian Ambassador, a distin-
guished writer and diplomat, is
expected here on the 27th.

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Aux Cayes .
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* Port-au-Princiens will remember the recent visit of Domini-
can Diplomat Rubi Rosa shortly after his current marriage
to Barbara Hutton. Latest reports from Palm Beach tell
of the forthcoming separation of the much married couple.
* Monday 'Le National' published an economic intervention
of Mr. Pierre Hudicourt in the Caracas Conference.
* Members of the Football Federation, players of participat-
ing teams and National bankers convened Thursday to de-
cide the division of the gate receipts at the Stadium Ma-
* A new room is to house the Bureaux du Conservateur at
the National Museum ... Three fire engines arrived at the
Casino International Wednesday in answer to a fire alarm,
found the .fire' was a short in the wiring of thegamlng
tables which smelled like the real thing, but proved to be
only a 'little one- eye-witnesses report Don Allen of Ren-
dezvous.looked most relieved ... A big fair agricultural
and industrial will be held at Damien shortly ... Last
Saturday Pastor Van Putten threw a party for Bishop
Wright who recently arrived ... President Magloire visited
SAFICO workshops at Bizoton last week ... Ra Ra bands
are making merry in the country-side ... Le Matin. thinks
Haitian women are changing, *are no longer rare birds,
sounds slightly regretful ... Le Phalange, says Miss Evelyn
Bickenderfer, cultural attache to the American Embassy
spent the week end in Aux Cayes in the company of Profes-
sor Ralph Brown ... A basketball team from Jamaica is due
to tackle Haiti on home ground soon ... BIT'S Rio repre-
sentative Paul Silberer is expected here for a few days at
the end of next month ... .Tdussaint Louverture' will be
presented at the French Institute April 6 ... John Churchill
has started a new economic enthusiasm around town, set Hai-
tian American Institute off on a series of Round Table
talks with a big question Wednesday ... Max Bissainthe,
director of the National Library, wants to know if a certain
Colonel Dessalines was the famous general's brother ..
.. 12,000 baby Israelian carp are reported flourishing in
Damien's fish ponds. Five male and four female of the spe-
cies were imported by Mr. Tal last April 23 and two weeks
ago gave their first increase ... Firestone's, second story
is making fine progress ... Have you seen the new Buick?
We have once ... Jean Desquiron was in his native Jere-
mis this week ... The current Choucoune show features
a sultry Cuban blonde, Chelo Alonso, in a torrid dance role,
and the ,Cinq Che'alliers de Chanson,, local singers
supposed to be brimful of talent, directed by maestro Issa
El Saieh ... Max Chauvet, director of ,Le Nouvelliste, and
his wife left for a Puerto Rican press conference Friday ...
The German Embassy has moved to Port au Prince at Des-
prez near the reservoir ... Ti Ro Ro has installed a big shin-
ing gold tooth to the right side of the upper row ... A Com-
pagnie Industrlas Maritimas worker was killed Tuesday 9
when a camionette overturned near Petit Anse and threw
all eleven passengers in the sea ... Senator Jacques Magloire
is enjoying" the best of health on his New York vacation -
also Printer Chrisotome Beaubrun ... The blind man of Gros
Morne has a new Topee ... Miss Burke has welcomed three
new babies to her 'Sunshine Home.* The children are mak-
ing some progress on an ample supply of CARE milk ...
Mr. F. M. Spence, head office in Kingston, Jamaica, was
over for a three day visit last week ... The surprise visit
that the President paid Artibonite works Tuesday was an-

nounced in Monday's -Le National '... 4Mr.: Ptr Caruano,'"
S ,, .
Secretary of the British Embassy, rettrn'e last Wednesdhy '
from voyageing to the ends of the earth, C. T Mr. &ibera
is reported starting apaint factory to supply the -renais-
sance- ... The Croix des Bosalles fire cost 20,000 gourdes
this year ..

Back From Mexico

Young Necker Dessables re-
turned last week from a six-
month spell in a Mexican work
camp organized to bring toge-
ther the youth of the world by
American Friends Service Com-
mittee. Mr. Dessables is report-
ed ,full of enthusiasm. about
his stay and thinks he picked
up valuable information from
the U. S., English, Canadian and
Swiss work mates.

Jeanty, Coby Promoted

Monday morning, Messrs
Adrien Jeanty, and Joseph Coby
were installed in their new of-
fices as Chief of Adminis!.-ativ:
Service, and Inspector of Lab
our, respectively, by General Di-
rector of. the Labour Depart-
ment, Mr. Dantes Colimon.
,' II .
8th Conference
In Port-a-Prince
For the first time Port au
Prince will be the scene of a
.Federation Cafetiere de l'Ame-
rique Centrale et des Antilles*
technical Conference when the
eighth annual meeting is held
here'next month.
The Federation includes ele-
'yen countries : Cuba, Guatema-
la, Honduras, El Salvador, Dom-
"inican Republic, Nicaragua,

Haiti, Costa Rica and Panama;
and each year their delegates
meet in the capital of one of the
countries included.
After the Conference, which
will continue from April /24 -
30, the representatives will be
invited on Citadel and Thiotte

20,000 Dollards Towards
Anse A Veau Education
By Nuns

Anse-a-Veau children will have
no excuse for illiteracy, because
20,000 dollars.have been given
by the *Congregation Mere du
Canada* towards construction
of school buildings in the area.
This announcement was made
by the Provinciale of the Sis-
ters of St. Louis in an inter-
view with President Magloire
last Friday.

School children and teachers
of the two schools run by the
Freres dinstruction Chretienne,
and the Soeurs Charite de St.
Louis have been forced to work
in makeshift sheds owing to the ;
destruction of the.-class rooms
by the October 1952 earthquake;
but construction of new class
rooms will soon be begun.


Hotel d'Haiti

SEvery Saturday night

? Dancing Under the Stars

i Beside the Pool

/ Nightly Dancing

\8 P.M. to. 1 A.M.

Sin Air-conditioned


Featuring Haitian Folklore.

* Coming Attraction : Famous Cubans


M March 28th. 30th; April 1st.



SUNDAY, MARCH 21st 1954


Jamaica's Governor Cites Haitian

History In University Speech
Daily Gleaner, Monday, March del.

A warning that the hard road
-back to agricultural prosperity
must be under large scale
schemes of development cover-
ing wide areas was given by
His Excellency the Governor,
Sir Hugh Foot, when he made
a short speech about the Hai-
tian national heroes, at the open
ing night of the play, 'Henri
Christophe*, at the University
College of the West Indies on

His Excellency spoke on his
recent visit to Haiti as the
guest of the Haitian Govern-
ment and of the visits which he
had made not only to Port au
Prince but to Gonaives, where
Haitian independence was de-
clared 150 years ago, and to Bre-
da, the birth place of Toussaint
Louverture, and to the battle-
field of Vertieres, where the
army of Dessalines finally de-
feated the French forces, and
'also of his visits to Christophe's
Palace pt Sans Souci and to
Christophe's magnificent Cita-

The Governor said that he
had long been interested in Hai-
tian history and an admirer, in
particular of Toussaint Louver-
ture, and that during the fas-
cinating experience of his visit
to Haiti he had been particular-
ly glad to learn more about the
Haitian heroes. I

*The greatest period in Hai-
tian history,, said Sir Hugh,
awas,-of course, the twenty-one
years from the time when Tous-
saint assumed virtual control ini
1799 to the death of Christophe
in 1820. ft was an astonishing
thing that in that comparative-
ly short period four such great
figures should'emerge, the fi-
gures of Toussaint and Dessa-
lines and Christophe and Pe-
STo have produced only one
man of'such calibre would have
been remarkable, but the fact
that the Haitian people produc-
ed four such leaders in one gene
ration was indeed astonishing,
particularly when we remember
that the first three had been

*The next striking thing
about that violent and exciting
era was that each one of these
four heroes was quite different
from all the others.
'Toussaint was the architect
of liberation, a leader of out-
standing qualities. He was just
and moderate and merciful in
an era of brutality and excess
and cruelty.. He could bide his
time. He was a man who al-
ways kept his word.
*Then there was Christophe,
a soldier brave, determined,
relentless, ruthless.
*Then there was Christophe. a
most complex character. He is
remembered particularly for the
building of his magnificent Pal-
ace and Citadel, but he was
also, a great agriculturalist.
Moreover he was constantly
thinking how the moral stand-
ards of the Haitian people could
be raised. He introduced legis-
lation to encourage the institu-
tion of marriage.

SHe brought English educa-
tors and missionaries to Haiti.
He gave prizes for the best agri-
cultural workers and started a
system of educational scholar-
ships. He was convinced that


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the prosperity of Haiti must be
built on bold schemes of large-
scale agriculture.
'Then again, in striking con-
trast, there was Petion, sympa--
thetic, educated, cultured hu-
mane in many ways far
ahead of his time in his think-
ing and planning..
The Governor went on to
speak about the agricultural his
tory of Haiti. He said that un-
der the determined and often
fierce discipline of Toussaint,
Dessalines and Christophe agri-
culture prospered. The system
of the great estates was main-
tained, trade flourished and re-
venues increased. It was Pe-
tion, with his laissez-faire liber-
alism, who started the process
of allowing the land to be di-
vided into small uneconomical
holdings. It was Petion, with
all his admirable qualities, with
his culture and education, who
failed where his almost illiter-
ate predecessors had succeeded.
Petion's policy was continued by
the gentle Boyer and, by 1842,
a French visitor to the Island
said .ahe fields of Haiti are
.There is a lesson in this for
us', said the Governor. 'Pros-
perity in the mountainous West
Indian Islands cannot be achiev-
ed by dividing up the land in
tiny plots.
*Agricultural progress is im-
possible under the system which
has existed for a hundred years
and more both in Haiti and Ja-
maica the system which I
once described as the system of
scatter and scramble and squan-

aIt is only fairly recently
that we have learnt this lesson
in Jamaica, and that we now1
concentrate not on dividing up
the land to be ruined in small
parcels but on soil conservation
and increased fertility and in
creased productivity on the ba
sis of large scale schemes of
developments schemes such
as those of our Land Authori
ties and the' Clarendon Irriga
tion Scheme and the Agricul
tural Development Corporation
-Neither in Haiti nor Jamaica
can we return or should we re
turn in our hills to a system
solely of big estates. But w
recognize now that the har
road back to agricultural pros
perity must be under large
scale schemes of development
covering wide areas.
.That is the lesson which w
can learn from contrasting th

policies of Christophe and Pe.
tion. And of all the things now
taking place in Haiti I feel sure
that -Christophe would have
been most delighted with the
vast Artibonite scheme now
being started which is to cost
more than, thirty million dol-
lars. Under that Scheme the
waters of the greatest river of
Haiti are to be harnessed for
electric power and 80,000 acres
now barren are to be irrigated.
*That is the lesson that the
Citadel of Christophe and the,
constitutions of Petion, remark-
able as they were, were less im-
portant for the future of their
country than the policies which
they followed in agriculture
and land.*


The yellow and blue billboard
of Rue Pavee's .Aux Belles
Chodes* advertises *Cotton
Dress Shop.* The beautiful wo-
men of the foreign colony as
.well as our pretty Haitian
ladies are going in for the sun-
back cottons.

Red Cross Discussing
Youth Movement
Dr. Hantchef discussed the
possibilities of starting a Red
Cross Youth Movement in our
schools at the meeting of the
Association in the American
Pavilion Auditorium Fi'iday.

Sunday, March 21st, 3:30 p.m.
*L'Epee de Salomon-
and A Cowboy Film
At 6:00 and, 8:30 p.m.
'Le jour ob la terre s'arreta,
SMonday, March 22 6:00 p.m.
SLe Rodeur,
STuesday 23 et 6:00 and 8:15 p.m.
S-Le jour or la terre s'arreta,
S Wednesday 24 at 6 p.m.
S*L'Enterre Vivante.
8:15 p.m.
.On The Loose*
f Thursday 25, 8:15
Monsieur Belvedere fait sa
Friday 26 at 6 and 8:15 p.m.
S Le jour ou la terre s'arretas
Saturday 27 at 6 and 8:15 p.m.
*L'Epee de Salomon
a and A Cowboy Film
-. Sunday 3:30
n *L'Epee de Salomon.
e At 6:00 and 8:30 pm.
d *Li Vallee du Solitaire.
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Eleven o'clock Wednesday
morning 10th, in a ceremony at
the Institute of Inter-American
Affairs, two Haitian scholarship
winners were presented with
certificates they had gained af-
ter a year's study in the U.S.
Mr. Raymond C. Smith, Di-
rector of the Mission for the
Operation of the Umnted States
in Haiti, while presenting the
certificates to Max Pierre-Noel
and Andre Messias, spoke brief-
ly on the nature of the scholar-
ships which enabled Haitian
technicians to take advanced
courses in American Institu-
tions, and congratulated them on
behalf of the census office in
Washington, the.U. S. Labour
Department and the Administra-
tion of Foreign Affairs.
In January 1954, Mr. Pierre-
Noel working at the Institute
of Statistics, was awarded an
Inter American Institute Scholar


ship to study map making tech-
niques in Washington for one
year. He took both theory and
practical courses, and visited
several institutions where those
methods are used.
Recommended by the Haitian
Department of Labour, Mr. Mes-
sias was granted a scholarship,
also of a year's duration, in
January 1953 by the Institute
of Inter American Affairs. A
qualified workman, he has been
able to profit from the inst.ruc-
tion in new techniques for mak-
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23, Champ de Mars.
Port-au-Prince, le 17 Mars 1954
A Monsieur Bernard Diederich,
Editor de aHaiti Sun-
En ses Bureaux
En ville.
Cher Monsieur :
Je viens par cette lettre vous
charge de presenter mes com-
pliments et m@me mes remer-
ciements A Mr. S. Rodman inti-
tuld: G6uffre Effrayant. Notes
On A Voyage To Jernmie.* Com-
prenant I'anglais sans le parleir,
et en bon "-tudiant, je l'ai tra-
duit, il n'a pas exagdrd et il a
d situation telle qu'elle
est. Je souhaite que sa faible
voix sera entendue just a
temps afin de sauver notre
chere ville.
La monotonie de Jeremie ne
change qu'A I'arrivde de nous
autres collegiens qui l'animont
par nos promenades, nos excur-
sions, equitationn] etc. pres-.
que toute la jeuTesse pDremien-.
ne, pour ne pas dire toute, se
trouve ici durant toute l'annee
scolaire Jdrdmie devient en
quelque sorte un lieu de villid-
gature et c'est avec les' lar-
mes aux yeux que nous voyons
disparaitre ce qui nous est

Un passage de cet article m'a
\raiment Intiresse le suiviant :
*Since then Jeremie has lan-
guished in neglect, wondering
whether it \will survive until
the day some idealistic native
son looks at a map, remembers
where he came from, and
shouts long and loud enough to
be heard.,
A cela je ne puis dire qu'HE-
LAS! car elle ne sera verra pa-
de si t6t, nous coulons, nous n'a-
vons pas de route et nous voila
pri\e-s d'electricit6, en aucur-.
fagon cela ne peut etre agrea-
Lorsque nos parents nous ra-
content leur jeunesse passe
dans notre chere ville, nous
nous demnandons si vraiment,
ils n'ont pas v6cu un conte de
fee :

Cher Monsieur, cet article
est d'un profound int ret pour
tous les Jeremiens, aussi c'est
en leur nomr que je vien; soli-
citer de vous I'autorization de
le reproduire dans les autre;
journaux afin que ce cri de de-
tresse soit enfn entendu car
*Nous Perissons.,
Soyez cher Monsieur mon in-

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In P-au-P, Cap Haitien, Aux Cayes
Continued from Page 1 canteen facilities of schools and
institutions. Most had none
wholeheartedly. But much to and in many cases there was no
Mr. Ziskind's surprise it was water available to mix the pow-
pointed to with great cries of Oer for drinking. It was final-
alarm by the now exiled Sena- ly decided to give the children
tor Marcel Herard who wailed '2 pound of powder weekly and
that the $25.000 the Legislature have them bring a bottle of the
had set aside for the distribu- milk they made from it to school
tion and transportation of the daily to drink with the other
milk was 'a waste of public children.
funds.. There were wild rum- This has worked out well.
ours that the milk was costing Youngsters come to the class-
2 dollars a qu.:rt. It only took room with their liquid lunch in
a bit of accurate figuring to ar- everything from a Kola bottle
rive at the truth. With a pound to an empty Haig and Haig
of powdered milk selling for 1 pinch-neck. They use ingenuity
dollar in Haiti today, the Gov- in making their milk suitable to
e.nment was getting $500,000 their individual taste. Some of
worth of this vital food staple them sweeten It with chocolate
for' one-twentieth of its retail or coffee flavouring, others use
value. In anybody's language cinnamon or exotic tropical fla-
that's a bargain ours. Teachers and public
The milk in question is bought health nurses keep close super-
by the United States Govern- vision to see that the children
ment from the farmers in an ef- clean their bottles properly,
fort to stabilize dairy prices in boil the water used in mixing
that country. It is processed the milk and don't use too much
S and shipped by CARE to re- powder at a time.
gions where it can do the most
Good. -Mr. Ziskind rushed to the
On' November 30th Public T.B. Sanitorium in Port au
Health Minister Roger Dorsin- Prince one day after word came
ville signed a contract with that half the patients who had
SCARE for Haiti to receive 2,222 been drinking the CARE milk
S barrels of the milk. And less had come down with diarrhea.
than a month later they arrived It didn't take him long to find
on the Royal Netherlands ship out why. The nun in charge
Telamon. had given her patients a two-
Before the arrival of the milk weeks' supply in two days ...
Ziskind was busy looking over a far too rich accumulation for


unaccustomed stomach. Despite
wild rumouPs to the contrary, no
serious case of sickness due to
the milk has been recorded.
The Massachusetts-born CARE
official takes emergencies in his
stride and uses some good old
Yankee ingenuity to keep the
milk flowing where it is need-
ed the most. When he brought
a supply to Miss Burke's 64 lit-
tle orphans, he w'as amazed to
find the child center was so
poverty stricken it had no uten-
sils to mix or serve the milk.
He immediately started a raffle
with fellow Americans to buy
pots and cups. Incidentally, he
recently became a member of
the local Society for Prevention
of Cruelty to Children.

Much as he and CARE would
ike to. they found it m-practi-
cable to distribute the firt
batch of milk entirely through-
out the Republic. Transportation
and proper sanitary supervision
were needed. Therefore the
programme has been limited
pretty much to three municipal
areas: Port au Prince, Cap Hai
tien and Les Cayes. The pow-
dered food is distributed to pri-
mary schools, medical institu-
tions, private charities and
works of the Madame Magloire
Foundation. A number of bar-
rels have been set aside for
distribution to institutions in
other parts of the country who
have a special need for the milk
and can furnish their own tranq
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distribution and are most grati-
fled by the way the programme
is being carried out. Says Zis-
kind 'Evidence shows that
waste is at a minimum. Thie
is especially remarkable because
powdered milk is new to mozti

This great torrent of nourish.
ing liquid now being poured
down the throat of Haitian
schoolchildren is only part of
the CARE programme in Our
Republic. Last Christmas 10,000
special food parcels arrived in
time to be distributed by the
Madame Magloire Foundatiin
under gleaming arbresde Noel.
Four thousand were placed in
the eager hands of the Port an
Prince poor at a party C'hrst
mas Eve on the Palace lawn.
Four hundred more were dis-
tributed at Gdnaives on the eve
of the Grand Fete and the rest
went to 10 other towns to be
distributed by the Mayors. Each
contained a.can of meat, a can
of evaporated milk as well as
sugar, rice, beans and shorten-
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the American people who don-,,
ated a dollar for each parcel.
From time to time CARE also
distributes carpenter and me-'
chanic kits for Haitian students
learning skilled trades. It's all
part of the Good Neighbour
Policy and it holds uut bright
hope that brotherhood is not
just a theory but also a work-
able practice.
Mr. Samuel Ziskind is dong
his best to make it a fact.

*Aux Belles Choses, receives
new shipments of dresses every
two weeks: the latest styles
from the top houses in the


SUNDAY, MARCH 21st 1954 e*AITI S

lhers Calls for Senate Action


Miami Herald, March 17, 1954.
George Smathers of Florida Tues
iay asked the Senate finance
committee to consider removing
le transportation tax applied
,o persons travelling between
the United States and Mexico,
Central America and the \Ve;t
Smathers said in a letter to
en. Walter George, Georgia
democrat, ranking Democrat of
e committee, that the House
ays and means committee had
ot seen fit to remove the levy
its tax bill.

*I hope a more favourable at-
Itude will be encountered in
he Senate,- said Smathers who
as introduced a bill calling for
removal of the tax which was
K posed in -1941.

He said travel to and from
south America had been exempt
from the tax and added :
,This tax is unfair discrimina-
on among our Latin American
eighbours and, in my opinion,
ere is no justification whatso-
ver on taxing one good neigh-
ur and exempting another
od neighbour.
.'I am sure that all of us agree
on the importance of improv-
ig and strengthening our ties
th Latin America and parti-
Slarly those countries which
re so close to us as Cuba, Haiti,
inidad, Panama, Nicaragua
d the Dominican Republic.
*In a realistic approach to
Question, it must also be
itted that the United States
would be expected to make ap-
opriate contributions to the de
lopment of these countries
d to the bolstering of their
*I onomies.
*By the removal of this un-
essary and discriminatory
we can encourage and con-
bute to the tourist industry
ch is so important to Cuba,
'ti, Trinidad and the other


countries in the area. bours with us, but a discrim-
.However, in my opinion, the nation in favour of one and op-
most important and pressing posing to the other is something
need is to eliminate an unjust, which is intolerable, and which
unwarranted discrimination. Our can be taken only as an un-
neighbouring Latins are anxious friendly act and intention upon
to be good and friendly neigh- our part..



A 4lrown station waggon stop-
ped outside the -Sun. Thursday
and two Haitians and an Ame-
rican stepped into the office.
They were quietly dresser -
two in grey suits, and one in
khaki, all wore hurt express.
Having bought and read in
complete silence, a copy of the
-Haiti Sunt in which Selden
Rodman's -Tortuga, article ap-
peared, they looked even more
hurt, and the American, who
had introduced himself as Rev.
Ralph B. Odman, said many of
his friends had told him of the
article, and asked him if
his mission, the 'Mission Evan-
gelique d'Haiti., had ceased the
mercy work it had been doing
in La Tortue for the past 32
His pugnacious face with hair
flopping slightly over his fore-
head, was belied by a gentle
almost ingratiating voice. He
was of medium height, stocky;
his companions though more

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He wrote out the history of
the missionary work done by
the Baptists on the island :
'The Baptist work on the is-
land, started in 1922 at Montri
by Rev. J. Alfred Pierce, has
developed to embrace three con
gregations of believers, at Mon-
tre, AMah6 andi N Jaque, each
with an elementary school.
*At Mahe the mission has had
a dispensary for three years,
and once a week, in adequate
buildings, a team of Dr. Orius


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*Serious cases are ferried
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'persons in Haiti and the U. S.
The latest showing was at Cap
Haitien last week-end when the
,Comeaie de Paris troupe saw a
series he had taken last year.
*But I was not prepared last
year-, he admits. He was pre-
pared on this trip. Arriving on
the 23rd of last month he un-
packed reams of fkodak' and
.his moving picture camera, as
well as everything else he need-
d for another Citadel climb.
p to Jacmel; and other f:i-
Iourite spots.

around together constantly. Stop
ping at the Mont Joli, 'Le Cap.
they saw the Comedie de Paris
in action, duly raved, and show-
ed the troupe films in return.
Ihe first day he arrived, he
recalls, he 'ran into' two na-
tives-of Dewagiac on their way
out after two weeks here. They
confessed to total ignorance of
the existence of Haiti until
they had seen a Wilson Christ.
mas card, looked in the coal
bin, remarked the fuel was low,
and the weather at least a mil-
'-. '%~~-

, This year, too. he made pic- T FI'IN l
wes of Sans Souci palace/ Adding Machines
ih he hopes will turn out Calculating Machines
tter than last year's attempts. Cash Regisiers
He' Intends to supplement last/ .--
ear's takes, with pictures/
.pken on this visit, document /
ibeA, give them titles, sub /
lads, and arrange them at-f .

.I'l show 'em to half a mll-
lion people then,, he declares.
His meeting with H. B. Wells,
who Mr. Wilson says, -built
some of the exposition buildings
"and is now building roads, took
:place when Mr. Wells heard THE NATIONAL CASH
Wr. Wilson was from Dowa- Agent in Haiti:
iac, came across and said LOUIS DECATREL & SONS
eI was born in Dowagiac', and P.O. Box 59&
thus laid the foundation for Pue PaeeNo.77
friendship. Since then, the two? Tel. 2625 and 5164
Dowdliacians (?) have been

to crown thii perfect moment of
pleasant c(,o;i anionship.One ofmany
uccasiuns lor drlinig Hennessy.

loseah iadal and Co., Distibutors

Personality Of The Week
(Conlinued frm Paeg 1)

page 21

lion below zero, and took the
next plane out. They say they
did not regret it.


*When I came here first 39
years ago. drawled the big Ame
rican, -there were chuck holes
along the Grand'Rue, the streets
were so dirty they stank. There
was none of the new buildings
and healthy streets I see now.
ButI fell in love with Haiti at
first sight.* Last year was his
first trip to the Republic since
he left in 1919. He could hard-
ly believe it was the same land.
He first came here as a private
in the Marine C'orps the dny
after Guillaume Sams was killed.
in 1915. The dJay the Presi-
dent was IlLifndered, marine
troops land.le. The next .dcl,
2,000 more came in. Privitce
'Wilson was au.iring the 2,000.
In 1917 he \vas granted-a.dis-
charge from the Marines when
his company .\:as. transferred to
Cuba. He wished to join the
Navy and as he could not enlist
in' the U. S. Services on for-
eign soil, he sailed out on
the U.S. tug ,Oseolos and enlist-
ed in the hospital corps, then
came back into Haitian territory
and took up duties as pharma-
cist's mate in the First Brigade
Hospital, situated where the
Hotel Oloffson is now.

In October 1918, he sailed on
the USS -Mercy' to France,
where he was stationed till hi;
discharge on October 4th 1919.
After his discharge he went
home to his dad in Bethel, Ohio.
was captivated by a chic little
brunette 5 ft. 3 ins -or there-
abouts, and not a bit over 110
lbs.' In six months he vwa a
married man.


Now, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
live in a house almost as big
as Hotel Excelsior. with all of
nine iujrs. They h)ad t',
suns. One died of pneumonia in
1942 hie wras twenty-tv.o years
old while his father \wa serve
ing in the U.S. in another war
this time in the Philippines. The
other is owLner of a typewriter
and acldding machine agency in
Been County, next door to
The Wilsons have four grand
children, three girls andl a boy.
One, the daughter of his son
that died, lives, with her
mother five miles away.
Mr. Wilson is Spot News'

reporter in Dowagiac, for sit
U. S. newspapers.
He has been President of the
Exchange Club, as well as a
member of several clubs and

He is also a Justice of the
Peace who has tried some 700
criminal cases and 500 civil
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winen he will return to the
States. -It always has been
difficult to leave Haiti*, he says.
In the meanwhile he is amas-
sing miles of film and 'gather-
ing facts for an article he hopes
the papers will publish..
aI don't see where I am news,
he puzzled passing a big hand
through thinning gre;y hair, .I
am a newspaperman. I only re-
cord news.'

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(Le Jour,) Uses ((Haiti Sun's))

Name In Vain Over Zorli

Continued from Page I

*The pretended Count Zorli,
in a declaration to a foreign
rag, pompously named the
'Haiti Sun. declared with a
quizzical smile his freedom in
this country of crushed and be-
drudged negros etc.: [Hubert
Carrie is Editor of 'Le Jour..]
The daily goes on to rave
about 'this Melbourne rag. and
to suggest the title of Count of

fight economic wars like 'Le
Jour., but we are not above ac-
cepting an invitation to the
opening of hotels. His Royal
Italian Highness, Count Zorli
did not send us one fo his Beau
Rivige opening even after our
wonderful write-up on his con-
verted Quonsen hut with the
bouncy card board walls. The
write up stemmed from our pol-
icy of full promotion of Tourism.
we advise our modern Gari-


St. Joseph's Fete
Celebrated Friday

The fete of St. Joseph was cel-
ebrated Friday in the parish of
St. Joseph with masses, a pro-
cession and a Fair.
Low Mass was held at" 5:15
and 6:00 am. and High Mass
was sung at 8 a.m. A proces-
sion took place 4:30 Friday af-
tenoon, and later that evening
a Charity benefit fair was held
in the court of the Pensionat
Notre Dame de Sacre-Coeur.
Tc TnLordshin BRicshon Arche-

Melbourne for the director of baloi to get himself an Italian
veque presided over the celebra-
the *Sun.* publicity agent instead of an
tions, and Fathers Cordoch and
P.S.: There is an old Cr:.ole Italian cook. Cut down on
Marion officiated at the servi-
saying: -The dog barks when "Poux pas.,
the carriage passes..
SIncident:lly, we do not
Chamber Of Commerce Rubber Theft Rebounds
Atelius Bruno was sentenced
SOf The Americas Delegates to s da imprisonment by
it will pay you to use Arrive Wednesday
AMMO-PHOS-KO 1he Civil Tribunal last week
Sfbr absent-mindedly picking up
A delegation from the Cham- .a few scraps of rubber, belong-
ber of Commerce of the Ameri- Ing to Mr. Lee, proprietor of
cas will land in Port au Prince the 'Chatelet des Fleurs..
Wednesday on the fourth leg of
their Caribbean Clipper tour. Phalange Fifteen Years
r Phalange Fifteen Years
Old Thursday
IM.ATHIESONE Executive Vice President Ed- 'La Phala urheCatholic
'. ward Desmond, First Vice Pre- and National Daily had its fif-
Complete Fertlizers in your sident James N. McArthur and
fiels, oar a gardens. ^ ^ll ^ "rS teenth birthday Thursday. High
iels, rohard d gardens. Dr. Ralph Boggs, director ofCthe ly informative and trustworthy,

SThere is n heHispanic American Institute La Phalange, is the economic
mde. ere at the University of Mimi, ll
guide of many Haitlanns
Agent: .Wynne, Kenscuff. make up the delegation whode
For Sale at : Haiti Seed Store, aim is to foster interest in the
SP riSociety For the Protection
SGrand Rue, Port-au-Prince. organization. Of Haitin Merin e
Of Haitian Meringues
The circular issued by the
SPECIAL TO TH S WE Secretary of State for the re
SSPECIAL TO T lS WEEK sidency has already caused the
Hlly W 0 dl iqHi fie foundation of a society at Jac-
UE-IwJ U0 LiqW rn mel to protect Haitian merin-
h i., S The only Blender with 8 Blades ges.

S. ... L.... .The following French resl-
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French Minister of National Edu-


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The event of the social sea-
In took place in Sacre Coeur
church at Turgeau yesterday
rening at 6:30 when Miss Gisele
uvigneaud and Engineer Mar-
el Villard junior, exchanged
The bride is the daughter of
aator and Mrs. Frederic Du-
gneaud and the groom's par-
its are the widely known En-
neer and Mrs. Marcel Vil-
A ifa-hionable pIecieption in
e Duvigneaud's Bourdon resi-
rnce followed the ceremony.
he newly-weds end a Kenscoff
neymoon Wednesday and fl,;.
.Mexico on Papa Villard's wed
ng present.
Iis Excellency President Paul
agloire attended the marriage.

Mrs. Chesnel Guignard and
as Maryse Guignard return-
Sunday to their St. Marc
me after a sejour in the U.S.

: .- -:.--

Miss Rita Barrau and Mr.
orges Merceron will wed Sat-
ay 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Sacre
ur Church, Turgeau.

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Boucard
Their young son to New
ork Friday for medical atten-

*, -:0:-
Ivan S. Ivanovic, brother of
Ia, Horace Ashton, declAred
i'departure Thursday, that a
Crest reef of La Gonave is one
tlhe vorld's best for spear-
.hermen. He flew to La
)nave in a BT 13, landing at
te a Galets.

The marriage of Miss Evy
Blaise to Mr. Gunther Sambale
was celebrated in St. Elizabeth
-de Hamburg Church, last Satur-
Friday was the 'anniversaire
patronymiques of Bishop Joseph
Le Gouaze.
Foundation Madame Ma
gloire, will benefit from a Musi-
cale to be.' given "prochaine-
ment, at Theatre Casernes by
the St. Louis de Gonzague Insti-
Miss Jacqueline Manus and
Mr. Emile Elie -were married in
Sacre Coeur Church at Turgeau
last Saturday evening at 5:30.
-:0:- .
Young Engineer Richard Le-
conte soon will be leaving on
an ONU scholarship to study
road making in France and La

Mr. Gerard Moise was off to
New York last Sunday to finish
studies in Electrical Engineer-
Jack Me Vey, Esso engineer,
ends a month long installation
job Tuesday and files down to
Kingston. He is not looking
forward to the rum they have
to *make do, with down there.
Dr. Catte Pressoir will leave
for Puerto Rico to attend a
medical Seminaire starting April
Dave Cassidy returned to the
U.S. Tliursday ending 2 years
of service at the American Em-
bassy here.

Haitian Doctors, Paul Moice

and Elizee Eustache returned
Monday from a mission to Mex.
S1 ico City.

Gerard Gebera went on a busi-
ness trip to N.Y. and S. J. Mon-

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Patricia Kovler returned from yesterday. Notre, DanV's-Princi-
a visit tot .if sl,r dingt .P Pelifa rm aa
no aches and pains; says its fuio at the ac doo an ton-
good for the figure. our of the. occasion.

'-']Dutchman Fred Tellendee -
former circus trainer wed
Marie 'herese d'Ennery-Dejoie
last evening at their future Cote
Plage home. His beautiful little
yacht Zwerver is his wedding
present to his wife.
Frantz Siegel is flying State-
side this week to study with In-
ternational Harvester in Chi-
cago. Miss Micheline Villedrouin
will await his return.
Minister Mauclair Zephirin and
his wife held a fashionable
reception in their Pacot home
Wednesday evening for the de,
parting Latin Ambassador and
Mrs. Maraldi.
Georges Roger is returning to
Bordeaux ending a four year
\visi in Port. Local boy Geor-
ges spent a previous sejour of
40 years in Bordeaux.
Mrs. Harry Dezchamps start-
ed a Detroit health trip last
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Oriol are
New York bound.
Coffee magnate and Mrs. Max
Bolte are up from Jacmel for
the week end.
Raymond 'Price Mars came
over from San Juan last week-

Sacre Coeur's wedding bells
rang 6:30 Tuesday for Miss Mi-
cheline Noel who became Mrs.
Eva Montas returned from
New York Monday.
The cCercle Port ad Princien.
had a 9 to 11 cocktail party last
Didi Beauvoir is back from
three cold years in Canada with
Dad, is getting gradually accli-
matised at Kenscoff.

Mr. Leonard Hayes, member
of the Inter American Geodetic
Survey in Washington, arrived
last week from Havana.
Bob Lorraine is back in town
at the Riviera as -Chef de la

FTamous since 8k6

,J, P

Last evening there was a big
abal, at chez Roger Beauvoir.
Hosts were Bibi and Bob
'Le Pechoirs opened its doors
for the first time in many
months last evening, and cele-
brated the occasion with a 6-9
cocktail party. The new mana-
ger, Colonel Follonsbee, form-
erly military attache in Port au
Prince, ture. last month.

Ambassador and Mrs. Arce
gave a beIle f6te d'adieu. for
Mrs. Canthal, wife of the Span-
ish Ambassador, 'her daughters
an "the Villamils. Mr. Carlos
VjIHamil has just been transfer.
red as first secretary of the
Mexican legation in Switzer-
Mr. Robert Nadal, President
of The Alliance Frangais; receive
ed French Professor Charles
AndreJulien at his Petionville
residence Friday evening..
.Jo.I .Hersey, author of 'A
Bell for Adano', and his wife
Francis are due in by Clipper
on the 31st for a four-day se-

Miss Marie Verna, teacher at
Notre Dame School of Perpetual 2
Aid was married to Mr. Antoine I
Chery at the Cathedral 6:30 p.m. c

In Petionville's St. Pierre's
Miss Raymond Wadestrandt' and
Mr Roger Simpson exchange
wedding vows 6:30 p.m. Satur-
day, April 3rd.

Marie. Darlie arrived to in-
crease the Destine F. Abel fam-
ily last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Marie Si-
monet of Cap IHaitier were bles
sed with their first addition, a
son, Jean Bernard, on the 27th
of last month. Christening
takes place the beginning of
April.,, .
Saturday 13 was a lucky day
for, the. Roger Lagterres. Noon
tide visitor was Marl?. Rose-via
Stork transport. The baby and
mer mother, nee Hogarth, are
:Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Nor-
mil Charles were blessed with, a
son, Victor, last week Tuesday.
Mom, the former Antoinette
Nonez, and the child are fine.
The Schere Adrians of Aux
Cayes greeted a son last Satur-
day at 9 a.m. They will name
him Alix.
Mr. and Mrs. Raoul Arthur St.
Lot [nee Clescal were parents
of a girl, whom they have de-
ided to call Miriame, last week.

Mr. Charles Andre Julien, teacher at Sorbonne, and Coun-
sellor of the Union Francais arrived last Saturday, lectured on
*L'Avenement du bon sauvage, at the French Institute Mon-
day evening ... World Health official, Luis T. Torrea Alba,
-left by Delta for D. R. last Friday after a week fh Haiti ...
Education Centre of the blind gets a 6,000 gourds allotment
the beginning of the financial year ... Mr. George Archer
has taken over the direction of the 'working class, section
of the Department of National economy during the absence
of Mr. Fritz 'Maximillien ... Troupe Givaudan EBisee, accom-
panied by a fifteen strong music corps, is expected here from
Paris soon specialties include -chansons montinartroises,
and opera ... Dr. Donald Shapiro, \.hose footprints can still
be seen on the ceilings of several prominent Haitian homes,
has recently opened an exhibition of Centre d'Art paintings
in the gallery Chez Vineham, in Detroit, Michigan. Dr.
Shapiro bought three masterpieces and a filthy postcard.
"The postcard shows 'remarkable brush technique-, he writes
to Ti-Joseph ... More than 400 students so far have enrolled
at J.. B. Damier technical school to take entrance exams ...
Violette beat Racing for the first time in 10 years in last
Friday's 2-1 victory ... Sad note of the football season :
Racing's star Zoupim lost his mother the night after the
Violette match ... A Racingdefenser is reported. recover-
ing from bites ... Carnival visitor from Jamaica, Sybil Wil-
liams told her countryfolk all about it over the local radio
network last week ... Speaking on the age-old friendship be-
tween the countries, Haiti's Minister "Plenipotentiary to the
Caracas Conference Col. Roche B. Laroche decorated several
Venezuelan personalities ...


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Page 14

President Inspects Arlibonite

Continued from Page 1

First the Chief of State in-
spected Boudet, Modelle, Duc-
los, Desdunes, the Estere road
and sections of the huge irriga-
tion canal. The estimated vol-
ume of water provided by these
irrigation canals is 6,000 litres
per second.
In every town and village
along the route the President
was greeted by enthusiastic pea-
sants shouting their apprecia-
tion of the transformation of
the valley. After lunch at the
Deschapelles Club House, ODVA
Pridmt AAldde Duviella ex-

plained the scheme and thanked
His Excellency General Ma-
His Excellency for having made
the vast project possible.
After lunch the President and
his suite continued to Peligre,
in humid weather, and arriving
at 4:30 p.m., inspected the dam

Expression Keynote
Of Salmi Exhibition
Expressions of every variety,
played up by expert light and
shade treatment distinguished
Sylvia Salmi's photographs ex-
hibited at the Chamber of Com-


merce last week.
Miss Salmi has chosen her
subjects with care States-
men, artists, intelectuals and
friends were arranged in neatly
mounted rows some grimac-
ing, others frowning, smiling or
laughing outright. Very few
pictures seemed posed for.
Details stood out in each por-
trait, each hair and wrinkle was
distinct from its fellows. Each
expression was typical, there
was more than a face, there was
a person in every picture.

The artist gained much from
her subjects. There was a health
of character to work with,
faces cast in artistic molds.

Chmanet low Alassuau
Haiti's delegate to the UNO
for the past seven years, Mr.
Ernest Chauvet, was made Am-
bassador last week.

Labor Department
PaI Big Frte
The Labour Departme'i. ik
planning grand celebrations for
the first of May, to mark the
150th Anniversary of freedom
and to rejoice over the pro
gress in that department dur-
ing the past few years.
Minister Roger Dorsinville
says with pride 'the fertile la-
bour, in an atmosphere of co,,-
fidence and of sincere collabo-
ration between participating
groups ... shows the way to tr'e
realisation of our glorious des-

laitian Coast Guard Whip
Pirates In Exciting
Basketball Final
Last Thursday evening Hai-
tian Coast Guards pulled away
from a 16-16 tie seven minutes
after the half tinie whistle, to
^. score a decisive 28-19 victory
over the Pirates in the final
r< match of the basketball champ-
ionship in Port au Prince.
After the match Coast Guard
captain, Lt. Raymond. Lafon-
tant was presented with the tro-
phy, by Mr Alcide Duviella.
Members of both sides sipped
champagne at Ki Pi with their
friends Thursday evening.

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Theard's offer of'a signed agreeli
ment that the match be incon.
testable. Added enticement
1he recalcitrant footballers was
wide assortment of substitu
referees, but the Etoile tea
was adamant.
Federation referee Faust
Guillaume, defending his co
leagues to a hostile knot o
would-be spectators, declare
they had demanded S45 in all tfo
.both the *reserves- game at 6:1
p.m. and the *First XI. mate
later on. This fee included pa4i
ment of linesmen at the game
Football fans suggested in dis-
gruntled tones that 'Etoile
'quitt&s, and sages, chuckled in
their beards as they recited the
Etoile line-up; Gaetjens. star in
ternational forward was' ill an
could not play; many other
players, among them brillia
little defender Camille, were r
available; another defender h,
played in an inter-schools match
Friday afternoon, and was .re
ported looking fagged after .f
minutes under the 4:00,o'clo&f
sun. I.
But the Etoile Commit f
members were unpe;turbe4
They were technically- safe:
football rules demand teams
notified of changes in the hal
ling of forthcoming games.,4
least 48 hours beforehand. j
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NDAY, MARCH 21st 1954

Selden Rodman

Warns Againsi
Continued from Page 1
e, the people discerning
uh to visit Haiti are those
are of the limitations of less
primitives lands.
Perhaps the most striking pas
ges in his talk were those in
which Mr. Rodman enumerated
aiti's unique physical and spi-
tual assets and warned the
educated class of the danger of
toting them fall by the wayside
the country becomes opened
to travel. The Institute's
director Mr. Brown, according to
ArT. Rodman, had asked him be-
fore the lecture what Haiti
rould have to offer the Ameri-
an tourist in the event that the
Republic became *modernized,
Ielectrified, and even perhaps
though God fodbid!] American-
Ized.' We quote in full Mr. Rod-
1an's answer :
SalI think that the answer to
this interesting and important
question must come from you
- from the Haitians themsel-
ves. It is up to you to decide,
in the last analysis, whether you
ant to take what is bad in
America alongrith good.
lu, and you alone, will decide
Whether your own culture is
6orth preserving and I do
lit mean French culture, I
Iean Haitian culture. Not all
e signs-are hopeful. I am de-

S, P ... 1. .~. .... .

Urges Haitians

t Foreignization
pressed every time I walk
through the Champ de Mars and
see that Coca-Cola sign over
your reviewing stand. I am de-
pressed when the Juke-Box
that plays all night long across
the Bizoton Road from my
house plays nothing but Cu-
ban Mambos and American jazz.
[I happen to think that .Haiti
Ch6ries, 'Choucoune, and 'Ca
Qui Te Re Canon, are the most
beautiful songs in the world.] I
am depressed that a country
capable of producing such sculp
tors as Jasmin Joseph and Odi-
Ion Duperier should import
some of the undistinguished,
acamedic bronze collossi I see
around me. And I am depress-
ed when I go to Cap Haitien,
where lives Philom6 Obin, one
of the greatest of living paint-
ers, and find that not a single
hotel or elite house there con-
tains one of his pictures. Are
you going to take over our dams
and asphalt roads while we
take over your artistss,
aI know that some of you are
as concerned as I am pro-
bably much more so. The ar-
chitecture of Robert Baussan
and Albert Mangones, the Cre-
ole plays of Morissbau-Leroy,
the poems of Roussan Camille
and Emile Roumer and Magloire
St-Aude and Jean Brierre are

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proof enough of that. But this
feeling of pride in what is most
authentic in the life of the peo
pie does not yet penetrate deep-
ly enough to resist the tide of
standardization and vulgarity
from abroad. It will take more
than a few intellectuals to stem
that tide. It will take the con-
viction and will-power of the
whole educated class. It will re-
quirt the cooperation of the
State and the Church. Let
me give two small examples of
what I mean.* i .'
SThe candelabra, made out of
tin cans and oi funnels, which
the peasants carry with them to
light the road during Ra-Ra,
are among the most original and
beautiful objects I have ever
seen. Each can is stamped and
lined as by a master-engraver;
handles and handles-within-han
dies are added to each lamp;
circular braces of tin give ex-
traordinary grace to the ensem-
ble. Anybody can buy one of
these masterpieces of native
craftsmanship in the Iron. Mar-
ket for a few gourdes. But the
only places I have even seen
one, outside of the lanes or the
market, are beside the. pool. at
the Hotel Riviera and in the
houses of Mme Milo Rigaud and
Mme Horace Ashton, I am afraid
that the typical elite hostess
would die of embarrassment if
somebody hung one of these
candelabra from her living-room

.Two weeks ago I wrote an
-article for the 'Haiti Sun* aboul
a great and good priest who
gives medical care to, the whole
population of Isle de la Tortue
Yet this same priest, I have beer
told, has not only outlawed
what is sound and true an(
beautiful in the folk religious:
rites, he has forbidden dancing
and drumming and even thi
playing of musical instrument
during coumtbites.'

More recently I went ti
Bord-de-Mer, Limonade to se
the church in which fishermen]
used to hang small models o
boats as offering for safe vo3
age; before I even arrived a
the village I was met by th
priest who told me that th
Church has been 'restored' -
and the beautiful ship-model
Last week I was even mor
shocked to hear that the mos
beautiful church in all Haiti -
the Cathedral of St Jean at M
ragoane is soon to bIe tori
down for a more 'modern

aI have already written about
the fast-disappearing master-
pieces of Port au Prince aGo-
thic, mansions. But I have not
said much about the horrors
that are replacing them. I hap-
pen to be an admirer of Italy
and Italian art, but when I vis-
ited the new Hotel Beau Rivage
yesterday for the first time, I
was appalled by what I saw
there. With such excellent
examples of good taste as the
Riviera and the Ibo LI.1 to draw
on, it seemed inconceivable to
me that so many trivial objects,
second-rate paintings and ex-
pensive stones and wood could
be assembled with such decora-
tive anarchy. I asked Count
Zorli why, when he had such
great and world-famous artists
as Wilson Bigaud, Philome Obin
and Enguerrand Gourgue to
mention only three in Port au
Prince, his. hotel contained no
murals by them. He looked at
me as though I were, razy.
'Haitian painters! he said with
unconcealed contempt, -why
should we employ Haitian paint-
ers 'when we can afford the
- artists of France and Italy to
decorate the hotel for us?, But
I am not blaming Count Zoili
who may not know any better;
I am asking you, the' educa.teq

Haitians, why do you not con-
cern yourselves with such mat-
ters out of pride in the genius
of Haiti? What would a visitor
to Italy think If Italy's most
luxurious hotel were decorated
with nothing but the worst ez-
amples'of Haitian art? He would
think the Italians had lost their
minds and he would be right.
And what will the sophisticated
tourist who comes to Haiti to
see what is most typical of this
country think when he steps
into the lobby of a hotel like
the Beau Rivage? I shudder to
think.. ..
*The point, I think you will
agree, is not to keep Haiti apri-
mitive, or 'backwards in any
way, but in modernizing It to
try to preserve what is indi-
genous, beautiful, and uniquPly
Haitian !.

Choice's Amivernay
Timue Fr A lre-Elit
u Poem

Monday was the anniversary
of the death of our great nation-
al bard Massilon Coicou. 'Le
National Tuesday, suggested
that this was an auspicious time
to ask the Cent-Cinquantenaire
Committee to print a second edi-
tion of his 'Poesies Nationales.*







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In spite of feeling that a sec-
ond visit would ruin the new
: emotion Port-au-Prince had in-
troduced to her on her first
trip in 1919, Terry Mayer was
back in town last week, leaving
David Crystal and Co. [New
York] to fashion a way for them
Clutching to memories of
those bicentenaire fete days, she
landed at the Villa Creole, and
did a quick double take in the
completely new surroundings of
flourishing hotels, buildings,
art, restaurants, night cliu~.
The little Manhattan maiden
was induced to participate in
the most thrilling of sports -
meeting the inhabitants of Hai-
ti's Etang Saumatre ou Lac
Azucy-the huge salt.lake that
ruptures the Dominican' border
line in the middle.
Terry, accompanied'by friends
Miss Francoise Silvera, Monique
SMenos, Jacqueline Godefroy, sal
lied forth in, a charcoal schqon-
er with boatman Carlos Perei-
ra, veteran hunter Jacques Mar-
tin, Professor Willy Kohler -
- Crocologist and the terror of
the crocodiles, CoUnt de l'-o-
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The lake a hunter's and sail-
or's paradise, for some unknown
reason is scorned by both. As
the good ship approached,
scores of wild ducks rose to
darken the skies, and a poignant
plop stirred darting marsh flies
of brilliant hues.


Joseph Nadal and Co.

The land of the crocodiles is
only an hour from Port au
Prince, and half an hour fur-
ther on at Mal Passe where
most obliging soldiers and the
Sergeant recently promoted
help launch the safari.
The thrill of the hunt reaches
a crescendp as the boatmen
forge their way through the
reed choked inlet at the North-
ern end-of the lake while Signoir
Pereira conducts a choral pre-
sentation of the theme song of
*African Queen., The weed be-
comes so thick, our heroes must
abandon the craft and press on
afoot, waist high in sour water,
making, lille an eel. The first
snout breaks surface and long
ready 12-gauge shot-guns slam
in unison.
Crocodiles are creatures of
character and charm, contrary
to the opinion expressed in Law
rence Earl's new book .Croco-
dile Fever- ... also have poise
especially when they catch the
huniter with his back turned.
The hunters had already ac-
counted for more than a score
of immigrant ducks when they
entered the fastnesses-of the
'long-jaws', but shot gun pel-
lets are a trifle less effective
against the rich thick hides of
the crocs, and patience gave out.
The safari was returning to
the safety of the charcoal boat
when a croc was sighted North
bound at two knots. The in-
trepid adventurers closed in pre


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venting its cowardly escape to
the Dominican Republic.
Count L'Hopital creased its
cranium sending it into a tail
spin and him out of ammuni-
tion. Supplies were brought from
the vessel while the croc took a
fifteen minute dizzy spell. Chas-
seur Martin nailed it through
the right eye at a rough 50 feet
causing instantenous haemorhag
ing to the left. L'Hopital corner
vatively withdrew it from the
marsh by the tail. The boat
boys, under prpotct then car-
ried it to the charcoal carrier.
Professor Kohler then gave n
learned dissertation on the me-
tamorphosis and death of the
.caiman,, at which the croc was
so moved it raised from the
lead, heaving itself to its feet
and waddling towards the wa-
ter. L'Hopital, in a desperate ef-
fort to save the trophy, rushed
forward to deliver a coup de
grace, from five inches range,
blowing out a wisdom tooth.
His second shot drew a protest
from Terry Mayer who had lift-
ed a sun blistered hand to shield
her eyes, fearing her future hand
bag and Easter bonnet would be
The soul of the crocodile de-
parted to the bottom of the lake
where reposed its delicious ca-
ches of decayed food. [He has
no tongue and allows his food
to ripen with age, thus seldom
suffers toothache.]
Then the boatmen homeward
poled their weary way and left
the crocs to leeches and the
Terry Mayer's eight-day stay
embraced tours of the high
spots of the 'ville' accompanied
by Delta-C&S representative
Bob Webb, and she plans to re-
turn anon for the charter mem-
ber party of the 'old crocs club.,

(,Oplique, Is Out
Fresh off the Press, the new
80-page magazine Optique was
favourably commented on in
last iveek's Dailies. Le Nouvel-
liste heralds it as .one of the
most important reviews in Hai-
tia, and praises as palpitantt,
Mrt. Simon Tal's [UN expert]
article on an Israelite in Haiti
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