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Haiti sun
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 46-47 cm.
R. Cheney, Jr.
Place of Publication:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Creation Date:
October 29, 1950


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


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

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Source Institution:
Duke University Libraries
Holding Location:
Duke University Libraries
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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oclc - 32441147
lccn - sn 95058138
lcc - Newspaper 2117
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Port au Prince Republique d'Haiti

SUNDAY, MARCH 20th 1955 Telephone 2061



Large Scale Farming Seen Remedy For Famine -

Abandoned Sisal
Land in North
To Feed South

A bold attempt at answering
the economic challenge of Hurri-
cane Hazel was revealed to news-
men this week.

A model farm, backed by, the
Institute of Agricultural- and In-
One of the trained operators on Carrefour La Mort farnz, this 20.year- dustrial Credit, is flourishing n
old lad ploug1 a fine furrow. dutilCetsforihng n
,Pu f uthe site of an abandoned Shada
plantation in the North. Its success
maycontain the answer to the fa-
mine and hardhip bequeathed by
the October cyclone.
The farm was started less than
Z4. hours after the first hurricane
gales hit the'south.' On" a te,
*225-hectare expanse of land .bet-
ween Cap Haitien and. Mlot,. .100
hect'ares of peas, a similar plan-
tation: of maize,- and .five-acre
P. plots.of root crops haye beenilaifl
out under the capable supervision
of Agronomist TRen6 Laroche as-
sisted by Agronomist N. Beruar-

Fire Chief Elie
Haiti's first Fire Chief, Cap-
tain Georges Elie, ended 39
years of competent and zealous
service to the Fire Department
this week, announcing his reti-
rement Wednesday.
Replacing the aging, but still
able, Captain is his eldest son
Lieut. Georges Elie filss) who
will be Acting Fire Chief until
Capt Elie's successor is offi-
cially named.
Captain Elie, who started his
fire-fighting career 'in 1910 with
the Volunteers became Super-
intendent of the Fire Depart-
-ment when the U.S. Marines re-
organized the service in 1915.
With the departure, of the Mari-
nes, he was appointed Fire Chief.
,' Two of the Captain's three
sons chose army careers .One,
Gerard, is a Corporal in the Uni
ted States Army, the other, Geor
ges, entered the Fire Department
after graduating from St. Louis
de Gonzague.
The third, Lionel, is an Immi-
grations officer.
Capt. Elie, now a grandfather
of ten, also has two daughters-
Mrs. Leonee Bonnefil and Mrs
Joseph Coby.

Harvesting of the pias is ready
to begin, and .the other crops are
also approaching maturity The
food is- intended to help fill the
need of the Southwest strug-
gling to repair the rents left by
the hurricane and the capital,
dependant for its supplies on pro-
vincial areas.
(Continued on page 16)

World's Most Modern 'Phone System

To Be Installed In Haiti
A Report by T. J. GRANT

Fowr menr, A.D..Mac Ewan, C.
-iJ. Price, W.J. Delmpsey and
I. Mac Bride, have been quietly
working in Haiti for the past few
months, unheralded by the press.
unnoticed by the public.
Sent here by the Systems
Planning Organization of the Ge-
neral Electric- Co., Ltd. of Covpn-
try, England, they are engineers,
specialists in the planning, instal-
lation and maintenance of tele.
phone systems. They are the men
who are planning and blue print-
ing the new telephone -system
-ori to be installed in Haiti.
They are also cultivated-, agree
able and conversable men. I
know this because I have
talked to them. Some of the
things they told me you will read
in this report.
The System
Fully automatic exchanges will
handle local calls in Port-au-Prin
ce, PMtionville, Cap Haitien, Go-
naives, Cayes, Jacmel and Jere-
mie. All long distance calls will
be manually operated. In other

words, it will be necessary-to call
Central as at present.
Port-au-Prince will be the ner
ve center of the system.
Radio and open wire circuits
t'earriers) will, connect Portiau
Prince with Cap Haitien, Gonai
'es. Cayes and Jeremie. All other
(Continued on page 1)

British Ambassador

Replacing Mr. Mill Irving as
British Ambassador to Haiti, Mr.
Sidney Simmonds is expected to
arrive here in the near future.
The 56-year-old British diplo.
mat is a Kings College, Cambrid
ge, graduate who has held posts
in the Overseas service in Moroc
co, Roumania, Moscow, Hamburg,
Teheran, Athens, Rome, Copen-
hagen, Bagdad, and Cairo (where
he was Economic adviser to the
British Embassy to Greece).
(Continued on page 4)



The ninety-seventh anifiversa-
ry of the birth of Joseph Jeremie,
%Doyen* of Port-au-Prince and
of Haitian journalists, will be ce
lebrated tomorrow by the newly-
founded Association of Journa-
The newspaperman, author and
politician, whose history, has
been intertwined with that of the
Republic.- for the past. century,,
will be honoured by a' 6:00 a.m.
Mass at the Petit Senminaire Col-
lge' de" St Martia' -and 'a .ecep-
tion 5:30 p.m. in .the Lyce de
Centcinquartenaire,' which' -W
be attended by His Excellency
President Magloire.
Jeremie, noQW -most every phase of Haitian'pu-
blic life, was born in Port-au-Prin
ce in 1858 heir to a historic tradi-
tion. His great-grandfather, Jean-
Baptiste Paul Dessables was the'
founded : of C'icago.
His own accomplishments are
not lacking in historical flavou'r,
the oSun, learned in a sprightly,
'hour-.long interview on the Do-
yen's, comfor-table porch this
Jeremie, sniartly dressed in a
grey serge suit completed by a
white waistcoat, revealed over a
,verre du liqueurs that he had
been twice exiled during his po-
litical career.

One of the signators of the.:
Cuban act of Independence,, and ',
a Haitign representative at the-:.
Chicago Worl'd's Fair of i893,/ '
he has held posts in his cbun-
try's government as Deputy, Mi-..:
nister, Supreme Coifrt Judge.
In 1889 he enjoyed a spell as :
War Minister when Ancien -Pro-..
phete (who held portfolios for.."
the Interfor.-and for Wair) 'was..:,
called to' the.Nerth to deA..,wtj?.
(Con.t.ned an 2 a.y

Miragoane Fire -,
Burns 5 Days
Razes 50 Homes .
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An obstinatejfire, that',started.',1
Wedned-ay and blazed, off-and-
on, for-nearly five days, is report :
ed to have destroyed, fifty hou .,
ses in the southern sea-'polv-own
of Miragoane. .
The fire, which broke out .;
among-the houses on the North-
ern fringe of the town was im-
mediately attacked by a local
Army 's4uad led -by Lieutenant "
Max Chicoye. Wednesday after-
noon, in spite of lack of water, '
the soldiers bad apparently quell .:
ed the blaze .using rocks and :
earth. ,
(Continued on page 3)',

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No. 26

Agronomist Rtnj Laroche shows healthy bean plant to visiting Co-op.
expert Georges Mouton.I



'%PAGE '

(Continued from plge 1)
i.f ..,

San insurrectlon against Legitime
1.". But,-i he told the Sun in his
e ultu'ed French, when Legitime
fell,- he was exiled too, and he
Saccomnianied the ex-President on
: a voyage of some urgency.
'-Five months Were spent in Ja-
S.:. maica and France before Jeremie
returned to Haiti. He refused to
,.enter the United States because
e.the. colour question prevented
t. e recognition of Haitian cfreed-
man,, Dessables as the founder of
,' Chicago,.
SWhile in Fxane, he, listed
i Lourdes with his wife ani attend
.: ed services in the grotto where
Sthe vision of the Immaculate Con
:, ception had appeared three deca
... des before.
;"-.-Twenty-two years later, Jere
n mie had occasion to revisit the
"'French religious shrine. Antoine
S,' imon haii been ousted from the
*- Presidency, and .Jeremie fled the
r country-."
!*;. .A deeply .religious man, early
*'" trained in the Scriptures by his
mother, who was Religious Ins-
Structor at Ste.. Anne's, the aging
.- politician-was-not averse to these
.. Holy pilgrimmages.
f e .even wrote a eBrochure,
;b ri Lourde&
Jeremie's second voyage was
Sas short as his first. In 1912 he
"was back from his wanderings
:(which 'had .included the U.S.
.. this time) and settlUed back into
.his writing, studying and serving
his young country.
SIn 1927. after the'death of his
first' *ife, Joseph Jeremie return
;,.ed to Farnce for a trip. He had
: given a. plot of land to the City
of Port-au-Prince for a park, be-
^fore his departure, and had ma
Sde a gift ,,to: the Church of what
-' is no. the site of the St. Gerard
; An American officer, who was
.concerned with the naming of
";:new areas of Port-au-Prince-

TODA.Y 3:00 P.M.
,. 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 P.M.
:-MOBNDAY 6:00 P.M. -
:.TUESDAY 6:00 and 8:15 P.M.
: WEDNESDAY 6:00 and 8:15 P.M.
!K THURSDAY 6:00 and 81-. P.M.
.FRIDAY 6:00 and 8:15 P.M.
', SATURDAY 5:00, 7:00, 9:00 P.M.

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. Engineer Cook-met Jeremie on
9 a Paris stairway. An exchange of
a Apres vous led to the officer
Recognizing Jeremie as the do-
Snor of the land for the new squa
re. -
SOn his return from Paris, the
Haitian writer found that the
square had been named *Place
Jeremie in his honour.
A year later, he married the
mother of Haitian arist Ver-
gniaud Pierre-Nodl whose pictu-
res decorate the graceful J&'-
mie home. Lois Mailou Jones, Ver
gniaud's wife, also added por-
tiaits to the decor.
Now, the wise-looking still-stu-
dious writer (latest published
work: ,Haiti et Chicago>) sits at
his small, flat-topped desk on
the porch of his St Gerard home,
and jots down memoirs as they
rise to the surface of his thou-
ghts. ; -
Beneath him he can see -the
city that Port-au-Prince has be-
come-with the help of men of
his calibre. But he seldom is
imprudento enough to -brave the
traffic of down town areas-he
disclosed with a chuckle.
A rigid schedule rules his day.
Rising each morning at five, Je-
remie-climbs the steep stairs to
St. Gerard. (across the road fromI
his house) where he attends
mass. At six, he returns home to
a hearty breakfast of coffee-back
ed up by %une bonne soupv."
Then the morning hours are
devoted to study and writing. His
philosophy, he says, is Read, Wri
te and Pray all'of which he doesI
in full measure.


But, he reports, progress ha
been slowed down by failing eye
sight. The need for a magnifyin
glass has become imperative i.
reading, though his penmanship
is still firm and scholarly.
An ardent social worker an
churchman, Jeremie has headed
many leagues and societies fo
the benefit of the country anc
the less fortundte members o
the community.
In recognition -of his lifetime
of service, the -Association Mih
te des Oeuvres Chretiensa eac
year sets aside a day in his ho
nour, on the first Sunday afte
the Fete of St Joseph, which i
held on the 19 th of March.
The Pope, acting on the record
mendation of local c I e r g 3
decorated Jeremie for his ?fide
lite- with the order of Gregor
the Great-an honour of whicl
the old man is very proud.
Jereinle's journalistic caree
began in 1881 when his brother
helped him to found Haiti's firs
newspaper, <,Le Perseverant,
Constitution Day (May. 15) wa
chosen for its inaugural date and
President Salomon visited the
brothers to congratulate them.
Today, 74 years later, he cai
look back over a long and dis
tinguishcd lifetime that has
brought exile and honour, strug
gle and reward.
And he can look ahead into a
future where other statesmen
and writers are building on the
raind.ton he helped to lay.
But his effort" continue, and
each day's work still rolls off the
top of the little desk in his offi-
ce-porcb4breakfast-room on St.
Gerard-A bit more effort is need
ed now and he can no longer read
very fine print,. but he steadily
keeps to-his ideal-cLire, Prier-
et Ecrire.

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IMiragoane Fire...
S (Continued from page 1)

But .the following day, a brisk
wind sprang up and fanned the
smouldering embers into a blaze
.again .
The local garrison returned to
.the attack and bombarded the
,.spreading flames with stones and
.earth. By Thursday's endc the sol
diers were satisfied that the stub
-born fire had been subdued be-
neath' the mounds of top-soil
-they had poured on it,
Friday, however, brought! more
Swind, and' the fire re-awakened.
Reynolds to The Rescue -
This time, soldiers report, the
flames were eragingb, and fire-
fighters were losing ground be-
fore them. .
Reynolds MI in e s officials,
summoned from their camp' at
Paillant five miles' in the hills
above Miragoane. despatched the
company's drinking-water supply
'to the rescue.
The 2'000 gallon tank truck in
-which water is stored for camp
use had to be' filled at a special
spring nearly ten kilometers bey
ond the town'to avoid polluting.
the truck.
The fire had its first dousing
from Reynolds' hoses Friday af-
The Petit Goay.ve Fire Station,
some 25 km. away, is the nearest
'branch of the Fire Depar.t.ent
10o the little banana twn, 'and
-an urgent call was 'sent out tp
"The Fire Chief there, Capt Ren6
Lallemand, w h o immediately
sent a squad to Miragoane.
P e t i t Goave firement mann,
,ed their mobile pump, the most
.effeltivr' of their firefighting

material, and arrived on the smo
ke-and-flame-filled Mirago ane
scene late Friday evening.
The 300-gallon-per min ut e
pump joined the Reynolds tank-
truck in battling the blaze, but
they fought an up-hill struggle
against the thatch-and-wattle-fed
The last flames of the Stub-
born, recurrent "incendie- were
not extinguished until Sunday
Irate Householders
Householders w h o w e r e
left destitute by the fire are re,'
portedly in very bhd humour,
but disorders have been avoided
because'the Mine. Magloire Foun-
dation sent immediate assistance.


Yachtsmen Here

Treasure-hunters who have 'spent
the past month combing the shoals
between here .and Grand Turk,
James Blackburn and fellow nia-
riners of.Ahe English yacht -Ro-
bannex dropped anchor in port
The yachtsmen (and one French
yachtswoman) came up with .a
lot of interestingg finds,, in their
lOtrsuit of a Spanish treasure fleet
which went down in these waters
sometime in the 16th century. But
they found no trace of the old
galleons and their precious cargo
- in spite of having douserr,
who possesses the valuable knack
of sensing precious metal In his
The French mineral-senser (ra-
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So Mother-Tries To Kill Him;..

An eighteen year-old mother and her year-old son share a cell in
the General Penitentiary Awaiting the call to court..,.
The girl, Savannah Michele, is charged with the attempted ,urder
of her baby whom she threatened to throw into a pit latrine.
Savannah wAs arrested Monday when neighbours reported that she
had screamed I have no food for myself, mucb less for the "petite.,
I am going to drown him..
She was walking along the street, grumbling and complaining and
repe:tidg her threat when Georges Durand, grand-son of the late com-
poser Oswald (Choucoune) Durand heard her and stopped to investi-
-gate. j
Durand tried to dissuade the ,mother, finally taking the child and
promising to care for it himself. This soothed Savannah and she stop-
ped her complaints. /
But when Durand returned the child to her arms, the young mother
grew berserk and started towards a near-by latrine avowing she was
going to throw her'son into the pit.
Durand raced after the girl, and after a struggle, succeeded in wrest-
int the howling baby from her and taking it home. ,
But one of the maratre's neighbour- reported the affair- to the
March Salomon Police outpost, and the girl was arrested. Her baby,
too young to be taken away, was put into the cell with hier.

But the wily doubloons remained ANP. Representative
hidden.,Iti,' .
The crew is composed of: Ar- Praises Hditi
thur Watkin, of London, A. Adler, Pretident
of Australia, Mile L. Fontaine, of Claude A. Barhett of the Asso-
France (who is in charge of the ci ated Negro Press, left Port au
culinary department) and three Prince yesterday after a week her.
French divers, H. Gbiran, Rt Kien- re gathering material for -a series.
tzy and L. Giordano.. of- articles.
Mr. Blackburn's yacht is. sche- The tall, distinguished inewsp'a-,
duled to snuggle in Port Au Prin- perman, who was in Chicago 'at
ce Bay for the rest of the,.month. the time of. the President's' visit,
Fully equipped with the necessary reported-that aHaiti could not ha.
appartus, she may make p few ve presented better ambassadors
diving expeditions off shore. of goodwill to the U.S. than Presi-
(Story of the 'Treasure Hunt in dent Paul Magloire and.the First
Next Sunday's Edition.) Lady.'
_________________ President Magloire 'made an

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Mr. I PETE. S ES British Ambassador
.T. qer.,rsetVw.ere ,Td at (Continued from page 1) -
&qr..' Coeoif.dnesd& ay. He has also served in the De- A treat at.
noooml.r Mr.' B i ird 'Peters,. qw apartment of Overseas Trade and i J p re t
'tner ^ tlW ~rie. s, the Ministry of War Transport.
o~i! l ... p.m.' tea.-time!
'who d .' y .:60 p Made an. Officer of the Bri- ea-Il
^ ter a41.-4408nes ., sh Empire in 1945, Mr. Sim-
" ....t.os;tie1m^ ''<^ -l.af^ -^A&^ .^ LI PT -"Nft S
S'.. .-...s- .,ionds was married three years
-ad I =a. cbl i t .wOn.". ago. I T W
ye 'i;':-uoft-auirie.is m ur Mr. Ir"ng and his wife left PR F
.. is P U R E .T.R UI". r _
iPne.Ji-is an' fal.Ha4- Haiti Monday after 3 years here. UE FUI
POetersW. i 1ENT TO-RENTHammers Ring Printers Knell
P ; Pe.ters- Mrl and. lMrs. A modern-style Villa. 3 bed- END OF THE TRAML for this J
Wa C0& ,6Lnr.. and Mrs .-iro ,. lavng-irobm, .bathrooms, ge, German-made printingg '
o9W t4- tlya,' Mirs. Marie '- pantry, garage,'etc .... at MORNE press is pictured above as Antoi
tem 1r..'Mdu c urel, f'Mr. -HERCULE, PETION-Ville. Tele ne Rena Dejean pensively sur-
an Mrs. Arthur Petes nt ether 'phone 3139--tall at 10, Rue Lou veys the five tons of scrap me-
*. -toh Ahebereaved fami. -verture, Pet~on-Vike. tal that once brought pride to
the Widmaier print shot. Sold
S' "' TER THAT COUNTS in 1948 to the Dejeans (L'Action
LI if Sociale) dth old press turned out

4 ^*^*..l a' 'm nrm .' -ilsin vra aeS.,Lus. uloesadohr ev ahnr sv^^ S
-.i...ji'. La...,. .HAS THE BE T ', aynewsaprs tilpt Decemerber 1951'L...... ....1
.,"' '". ''' ,BA When Antoine Dejean cl sed:'
11' i Becoming proprietor of cBazaar ,

^^'in*^ *' boths S'ctolrn andSthe Gergessad. tente.ni'n.o oh,*' '**
I. l Reelle,, Anltoine found no bid-
T "*,, ." G i ders for his cumbersome equip- a AGENTS A TLL
if ment, valued at $90W. Early this toci AT ALL
U week; he set worknien to demo- GROCERY STORES
l lish it- and- steeVheaded ham, HAITI TRADING Co. S.A.,
.iS, mnrs made 'hort work of the old .
j. EFFECTIVE _..LTRA.JU printer. Dismantling cost $60 and \\A'14a,/
r%_l=; 11the scrap brought '$8 -per ton
from nail-maker Bertholde -
: "i.. ^ ,'cycl.'. fl whi '-meaht a'`$20 over-all loss,
rtr t rifbut, said Dejean, as he, sutye
:.. ..fU tithe humble end of a once-proud
^.^'"-*.-i ,.,U member oft he printing profes .

: "HiF6C' : ,.., --. -.p ~ r .l 'TI ;* lices .Acodng, oe. a t o St.. ,news..pa ldoers. .e band' other heasy mahinery -- -- ;- --i "- -
N^^^ai^ ". '*v;,:' "** ..'''' '''* -'' ": 'a ~1 beat seen movirh en a raet.th e ar o spitaly Btmero no t iebay' aDeeber.w.s i V~
..T-'.hM x* A sion, Aenli gladpato be rid ithr teamae a n, et
-. ..was so. big...

F IS LT.ASERSSISOLDo OFSPoars St. are levelling, hosting, bu l ding and c n de f io-t

^pfW^^:,''^. .j^^^e?% s:ho' willo t ak.see.. pTere wat .StadeiMg oiega uAtleti .Join texplise *e ~tl'TOf^.
.. A s*'I gs, over at heth Louis... Bulldozers and otuherd heavy mstachinery
T'T. ?Ut M .a standto carM therobeearth around ila titmhe from now till December...,
S' ti lad for tb'parki estimated at $60,000 i s expect
""":""' '' to beLready for ,thend visit of a St.'edQorges College (Jamaica) footballs
IWyo :team-baroundrvie Ch-istmasseason... FoottaU cobtesti between St.
'IT! AMERICA'S 'Louis Schqlars. and' t Georges and between he .Aneien&' of both
;5 t4.AI49 schools will take place at .Stade Magloire,but Athletic Contests are ,
AND BEST -schedule-d...-Acordintothenewspt. Louis Pa, t Stadium... Word is that'.
QU Bheduledtochrizeestadhum will be equipped with, alundniumepre
-1.ETTE-'MUCH MOR)E fab standsl-that can be ect'ed 5aundti .toit the occassi...' -
-~ ca TECICITI SON' MAC INTOSH and long-time croney J~eutenaut' Alix Pas-
................N.tj :..'AenueB.o Ioe*wnd, shae valedrote oat of ita.whneo the aspiring
A.YUR.... JGARETTE 'eye]teborqetseteed-loversdndg tit fans',an meet and compete..."
'O e lngu- .'.. .ont .slce JOUR, 'this.week. h recowuntedthe sad 'histoire' of a.new-born eD,,tribut.r:
-babe who 'hardly, opened. his eyes before he was 'nabbed by the pa- hS. DEJEAN !,Co.'
~ durq d~ a c,d Z @U-' lice'... According* to the ne~spaj~er,' the, baby's mother was frying to
beat. the -birth' in a race to. the hHspital... But the baby's adVef'-ws GIFTS
.. ittle eager tha she expected and. she only reached the'ndeuxiRme
theeinuetimo~ej, wlin she gave birth.'. The ambulance could notget TO.' Take Hlome'
im'. Z.. herein 'tme-,the evening papET said, and the police wagon was'first.
on the scene... -'There was nothing'ilegal', Le Jour explaine4 'the ,With, Yfl IOU
4.aguards,'also,' have. fbe hearth- of a father a nd touched b y the spectacle, Pierre-Louis,
hastened' to carry the motb; ad qWto4he hospital*...-So nReRu
(beside Matson
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'. .' -WARE: GIFTS:
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North. (L-R) Joe Thdvenin. (Haiti-Joarmal), Franck St. Victor (La %. ., .
Phalange), Ulysse Pierre-Louis (Le National), Lucien Montas, (Lel aa^3
,Nbuvelliste), Gilbert Michel (Le Matin). "
hotel /,,./ .F

jev ~- 1Agent Gdndral: TIPCO
Place Gefftard
Telephone 3216


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if Community Weekly Published Sunday MorninE '

,: I Founded 1950 .


The advantage of having a big, csympathique, company
operating in the area, was brought home. to the people of
Miragoane this week when the Reynolds Mines tank-truck,
filled with 2000 gallons of'company drinking water came to
the rescue helping to quench a stubborn, recurrent blaze that
started Wednesday on the Northern fringe of the town.
panies -Reynolds Metals- has proven its consideration
for the welfare'of the small folk of Plateau St. Croix arid the
surrounding, region, in many other ways. 1
The bauxite mining company is engaged in carrying out a
program 'that will cost millions merely in the preparational
stages. Construction of a mining camp, road building for the
transportation of the tons of red dust. to the coast for shipp-
ing to United States aluminium factories, and a wharf for
loading ore are among the projects slated. But company of-
ficials still find time to carry out a Big Brother policy towards
Their less fortunate neighbours who are selling their heritage
to make mining operations possible. '
The .practical mountain people appear well pleased with the
exchange., In many cases they have bought ndw plots with
the proceeds from the sale of their bauxite-rich farms, or have
been re-settled on holdings which though less valuable to
bauxite miners are in most linstanceg much more productive
They have been afforded opportunity for eMployment
which offers more money, and thus gives the younger gene-
ration a better chance for education. The children may more
easily be spared from household chores to attend school, since
the driling of wells which eliminate the neccessity for young-.
sters to make long journeys in search of water.
Medical and health facilities established for the camp and
Reynolds employes are available to all; and, indeed, the (ha-
bitants) are encofiriged to, make use of the modern drugs
and scientific methods of treatment introduced to the area.
Company personnel have also become deeply interested in
the people of the hills.
Big sympathetic, .George ltechler learned Creole to get
nearer the paysans,' and eVen stocked his crew-cut, light-
haired cranium with. highlights of the local history.
He will kidnap visitors and press them into a guided tour
.of the colonial ruins at the slightest opportunity, imparting
a formidable stock of information ,on the origin and signifi-
cance of each crumbling building. ,
Lechler's interest takes a more down-to-earth turn when
he wanders over the hills and encounters children or adults
with a touch of yaws or any other malady. In his forceful
Creole he urges them" to visit the camp for treatment and
tells'them how to get there.
Mexican-born Reynolds manager Jack lRyan and his wife
haye both won the reputation of being extremely ,sympathi;
quea as have others in the camp. Ryan provided crushed rock
and a grader to help the active Amagistratv Gdrard Barth&-
lemy in paging Miragoane's streets, and offers whatever'help
he can give in similar jobs.
And, besides the personal benefits, the mountain folk have
other reasons to be well-disposed towards their new neigh-
Where else can the inhabitants boast such a c Certainly no other paysans in Haiti can claim such distinct-
ion '

Reynolds men quizzing Plateau St., Croix habitantss. an health.

The title to this article sounds a trifle found we know, but, believe
us. there's a wealth of wisdom in those words. Actually it's another
way of saying: 'Don't get yourself in a groove,. It you do get in a
groove, then you just keep going round incircles and getting nowhere
in particular. Life becomes something after the style of a damaged
phonograph record a series of monotonous repetitions until you
feel you could scream!
We all know only too well that What,can we do to add a little
the routine jobs of life have to be variety to life? It is surprising how
done-arranging the home, earning even little things can make life
a living and so on. But there are seem gayer or more exciting. 'Ex-
thousands of' ways by which we plore some place you have never
can add a little colour and excit- been to before. Change your hair
meant to even the most common- style. Titivate your hat. Take a
place activities. different route to work Little
EASY TO FALL things like these will all help you
It is so easy to fall into the trap to climb out of the groove of mo-
of doing the same things every notony.
day in the same old way, merely If you live in Port or the pro-
because it's the way we started vinces, explore. In Port-aA-Prince
them. Gradually we get caught up visit the current art exhibits at the
in a rigid web of routine when Centre d'Art and Aquarium. Att-
work becomes a bore and every end an occasional lecture at the
day seems as dull and unromantic French or Haitian-American Insti-
as the last. A,ridiculous state of tute. You will meat fresh people
affairs, of course, but it is truly and think fresh thoughts.
surprising how many people do VARIED WEEK-ENDS ,
fetter themselves in this way. A group of people we know ma-
People who complain that' life is ke a point of trying to do some-
a bore have usually overlooked t:t:nn i- .llt: :
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-at times
If you
of the i
you wi
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ent to
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LmaIL iL ib lmUos refreshing ---------. .,i,74
s to do something differ- WORLD'S AT YOUR FEET!
Study the lives of some
greatest figures in history WHEN YOU SIP A TROPICAL ,
II find that occasionally .
i aside the cares of their COCKTAIL ON THE TERRA OF f
and did something totally COCKTAIL ON. THE TERRACE OF..
t. The British Prime Mi- 'A n: 'ln;r
ir Winston Churchill turns COOIl DAMBA/ A 'F .
ing as 'something differ- **.
relax and refresh himself -THE HOTEL IN. THE HILLS." "
and body. 'Change is the 2.000 ft high ". "
keyb, he wrote in his de- ONE 78 7,. 72 "
book, Painting as a Pas- PHONE 7887, 7237 "
[ow true are hword1g -,

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SNtDAY, TMAARCH 20th 1955




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.thing different almost every week **
end. They, visit some beauty',spot' "
that is fresh to them or- seek out .'-
some place of historical interest. .
Anything as long as- it's' different.
They get lots o4 fun deciding what r
trail to take as each week-end co- ;.
mes around. They have been wa-.':
ter-skiing, spearfishing, hunting
orchids, to turtles, including cai-'"..
man and even looked over the big
mining project of Reynolds at Mi ,'
ragoane ahd the Dam at Pelise.,-
These people at any rate should .:
never fall into a groove! -
There are various little things ..: TA
we can do in the home, too, which
are well worth', trying. How' abobt...i
changing the pictures on the walls, ,.
rearranging the furniture, fitting .
new lampshades, installing a bird',.-
table outside your window? Or, '.
may be, more important you havee:
time to )take up some kind of'so-i..
cial work and goodness knowsg';.
plenty of recruits are heeded the-.-i
se days. You are bound to nieet .'nt
people, perhaps 'more unfortunate..;t'.
than yourself but nevertheless im-., -
teresting, and leapn more of dther-I-,'
jeople's,,intprests and problems. /;1|
/. Some of the happiest people, aiIre.,
the busiest, for they don't get ti-.:.1"
me to fall into a rut they spobd. ,S:
their time helping other folk out! i.
There's no doubt about it-varIe-,-'i
ty is the spice of life! -Ai;
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Man Or Woman The Haitian Peasant Never Shirks
rhe Duty To Attend A, Fellow-Planter's .Combite,

By I.S.L.

'4Tie Haitian peasantry finds
s .Mrength to keep a steady flow
;.garden produce to the popular
iop:'of the cities of'the country
dgouh the practice of an ex-
iange of free labor known as
Se "combiteu. This traditional
ibt. cooperative which is the
d'e of the mountains and plains
.!Haiti is put into operation at
wanting and harvesting time.
len our good people come for
Rird to answer the call of the
Lambie (conque) from a neigh
.ring farm, working in unison
kI fraternity until the job tih'as
n. completedd to the satisfac-
b.. of .tie Maitre Cam'bite.*
,te peasant mah or woman ne
.s.hirks his duty to a fellow
banter and. solemnly obeys the
.de-..the c-Combhite carries the
sight of a law-the unwritten
w of nature, itself. It is, in fact,
received of ties stronger than
.:se "of the blood, .binding the
ng to the wak in a display
devotion, mutual aid, and pro-
tion. The failure ofa neighbor
e to&nd. to the call is as yet un:.
traded. ,in.the annals, of 'our lo
l^aarait, history.
JioA)xcois, and/ his companion,
'line; have rout acres of land
'.d, .dig and .prepare for their
n.NIgalden. The announce-
it~t the big day has been ma
"A= l. of their neighbouririg
i Their node'st .cahutte
k'&. o-flutter, and their brood
t'I'- ;..

of six eti-mouncs in scanty gar- have everything needed.to feed
ments or completely uncovered the members of the cooperative,
have been cautioned against dis giving special attention to the
tubing' the dozen or so of. green generous supply of clairin that
gourdes which are to be sawed would be needed for alcoholic
into halves- These will serve as stimulation when the men were
containers for the seeds that will in the field.
be needed when the hour for sow To his invitation, Frangois had
ing arrives: I received the inevitable answer
Baskets of shelled corn, congo from his neighbours: cCompli-
beans and pois rouges* are stock ments free. Oui. ou mettre
ed in the corners of the larger computer sous moin. Na oud mar
echambre* of the twoiroom di, si Bon Dieu vl6.* (Congratu-
dwelling. Others cont- nations, brother. Yes, you can
amn stalks of cmanioct (for count on me. Will see you Tues-
inaking 'starch), and several va- day, if the Good Lord wills it.)
rieties of sweet potato slips. The The Menu
.giromou (pumpkin) and %pois Celamine is repeating her me-
douces seeds have been tempo- nu to the women neighbors who
rarily dumped into a corner. Bas have arrived to assist her with
kets of sugar cane complete the the heavy cooking duties:
lot. eViande cabritev (goat meat)
Francois is expecting not less eMais moulins (corn meal
than twenty-four of his neigh- mush)
bouts and friends to form the vequipe.io During the past week dombreils et viande coehonr
he made the rounds, telling them (Stewed Kidney -beans and dam-
in his rich creole accents: eMap pilings cooked with hog' meat
fait combite-la mardi-A, olu. Map shavings and peanut oil)
tend' ou lA-bas, fr&re Edmoncie, cVivres, (Boiled plantains 'and
ac l'autres Z'amis-m yo pour vini sweet potatoes)
born coup d'iain.. (I'm having The dblaitre has stocked the
the cCombite on Tuesday, yes. house with a good supply of
I'llbe expecting you over yonder, eclairin, the uncontested stlmnu
brother Edmoncie, with all of my lant of the men of the country-
other friends .to come and give side, and there remains only the
me a hand.) tobacco and pipes to be attended
The seeds and plants had been to. Tomorrow morning wiIlbe ear
purchased by Celina on her last ly enough to dispatch the boys
trip to' town, and she had also off to the mountain spring' to
taken care to see that they would fetch the clear, cool water to be


stored in the vcruches;, and <:ca-
naries* (jugs and bottles fashion-
ed from clay). Of course they
would take a long time at the
spring because they could not re
sist bathing and cooling their fe-
et in the limpid water before
hoisting the streaming 5-gallon
tins to their heads to return ho-
me. The girls would peel the
plantains and place them in salt
water to soak over night, in the
tubs. The goats had already been
slaughtered, and the meat cut up
into generous portions and left
to xtremp& in the seasoning of
salt, pepper, garlic, epima donu
ce* and onions to guarantee its
palatability the next day. when
Celina would stew it in white
The Big Day
The morning of the Combite
finds Franqois, the his feet at the first crowing of
the bantam rooster from his perch
in the breadfruit tree, surround-
ed by the hens and lesser mem-
bers of the barnyard. Cepina
slips from her natte to light the
fire under the water previously
sweetened with generous brown
slices cut from her roll of rapa-
doue>. Presently she would pour
the boiling water over the coffee
powder measured into the .greg>,
a small bag made of siam cloth I
and a wire holder, and the drip of
the drops of delicious liquid
would soon be ready to be served
in, the enamel goblet to help her
lord and master td start his day
As the first rays of the sun
appear over the mountains, the
men begin to arrive. Each is wea-
ring -mie boute de ,chemisette.>
and working clothes. Their heads are
covered with their old, worn

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SHaiti's Best Sisal Rug Factory' -BOUTIQUE D. ROMAIN

SHaiti's Newest Department Store
: Cap-Haitien Souvenir- SERVICE -

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: Haiti's Leading Embroidery Workshop sTORE CLUB

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palm weave hats, and from the
waist of each hangs his emachet
te-. and his serpette* is stuck
in his belt. A biscuit and a hot
goblet of coffee is served each
upon his arrival, after a warm
handshake and greeting from the
The uHands Arrive
hui-A nap aller gagnin beau
temps. Bonjour, Julien-main
par ou. Gardez Pauldus cap vini.
Eh! petite, allez parler maman-ou
-pour voyer yun plate bisquites-
Ln:. -Main toute moune fini rivy.,
Aiter a hearty breakfast of plan
tains and a piece of meat from.
the competent hands ot cMada-
me MLaitre Combite-lIA the work-
ers set out for the field before
7:00' o'clwk_ N
Pauleus is perhaps the most
important man in the Combite.
It is he who lifts the pink acon-
que>, of the shell fish to his lips
and blows out the call to begin.
His duties are apart from all the
others, and he is versed in the
art of the cCaE of the Lambie,*
the instrument used by 'his fore
bears when calling the staves to
assemble. As his instrument, with
the sound of a hmnting horn, gi-
ves the.: order;. the supple
-backs of. the men bend
to the s-o)i.l: The clink-
ing of the 4serpette-' begins to
beat out the-eadenme as. pick and
hoe make war. against the weeds.
Their movemenmts. are guided by
the from task to1 task. The
scene take's aim the eha-
-racier of some' organized ritual.
The serpette: beats out the rhy
thm: Tek-TeRa-Tekcr-Tek-Teka-
Tek! Tek-Teka-Tef!: Presently
the deep voices rise' up in joyous
(Continued' on Page 7) ,


SUNDAY, MfARKC 20th 19S5


SUNDAY; MARCH 20th 1955

p-- ,- PAGE 71


Man Or Woman The Haitian Peasant Never Shirks

The Duty To Attend A Fellow-Planter's ((Combite'

song and the Combite swings in-
to character. Brother Justin leads
off with a song of love invoking
an ebony-hued temptress of the
hills--Creole is a Love Song-flo
wing from thy warm lips..."
Ti-Bosse is leading the digging
squad. His muscles glisten under
the'moisture of his sweat. Picks
swing in rhythm, backs bend in
unison. Ever so often they take
a swig from the demi-john of
clairin being served around by
several of the women who have
followed them to the field.
cL'eau! L'eau!- calls one of the
comrades, and he is promptly
handed, a -cruche of cool water.
The technique of the conque-
blowing artist is bringing addi-
tional help from distant neigh-
bors who have heard the notes
floating up through the hills.
Singing and the joy of work lea
ves no time for fatigue. ,
eCondo-condo Condo -
Ti Condo map chante pour
. Condo- Condo' Condo
eMoin pas vini icite pour man-
ger pots ot.
eZotolan qui barn z'ailles
eToutrelles qui maf.6 pois
Ctondo Condo Condo
Condo Condo- ouaille-
ouaille ouaille*.
TF~e men toil on, taking no
heed of the burning rays 'of tite
tropical sun. The beat of the ser
petW is marching in their blood
stream now. Their movements
are tuned. to the hypnotic song
they are singing:
aParole-la parld wooh!
SParole-IA parl6-wooh!
cParele-la pari6 sur terrace.
eYo di comme ga-
eBraggie atvec Toussaint-
cMain yo gagi4n deux femmes



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(Continued from page 6)

%,woohl! wooh!* 1
(Everybody's talking about it)
Everybody's talking about it C
They're speaking of it on the i
Kenscoff te-rraces \ I
Braggie and Toussaint
There they've got two women I
this year) I
Some of the women have join L
ed thle workers and are walking I
in the freshly turned rows to sow t
the seeds from their calabish
containers. They too jare govern-
ed by the tooting orders of the 1
conque shell. Their gay banda-
nas add to the beauty of the pa-
geant as they bend with ease and
grace about the field. Their loose
-fitting garments of rough blue
cloth, gathered about their midd I
les 'by a single cordon, cling to t
their wet flesh, their voices min ,
gle harmoniouly with those of t
the men. They smilingly- lend a
hand at the frequent calls for eun
ti-clairin, mamman. Moins sof!l- t
*A la' belle ti-ndgesse cap pas-t
sd lA,v flirts Charleus, satisfying
his thirst
*c-Si ou td gagnin negesse qa, ,
teases his buddy Sasufi, ,b'ou pas
ta dormi .nan nuit.,
O0h non?h he shoots back, coupe tte ou too.-
The Break
A blast from the conque shell
orders work,.suspended for the
meal, as oMadame Maitre Corn-
bite';, makes her appearance on
the field, with four donkeys,,la-
den etc. and as many women balanc-
ing baskets on their heads ex-
pertly as they turn to chat and
laugh with each other. The boys
follow with ccanaries of fresh
water for the *washupw. '
Meanwhile, Celina presides,
ordering the girls to set out the
4bagailfe v for the men. Drop-
ping to the large nattes placed
for them on the ground, the mem
'bers of the 4combite.' relax "nd
deliver themselves to the luxury
of their only breathing spell of
the day, and allow themselves
to be fed from the generous caul
drons of their hostess.
Celina hias done Franvois proud
and to compliment her and show I
his satisfaction with her efforts
he informs her that brother Pau-
l6us has agreed,,to sell him the
.new calf.
His cow has recently smettd bas,v
and that' he intends to give it to
her to start a milk business
Second Spell
After their meal, the men re-
turn to their tasks, the women
put out the fires, reload their
donkeys, and themselves, and
quit the field.
-Le soleil b is' still high, and
one-and-a-quarter acres remain
to pe tilled. The peasants -find
new energy to resume their toil-
ing and recommence their rou-
tine of the morning' The orders
cf the conque guide them to the
next part of the field and when
the sun tells them that it is 5:00
o'clock they appear almost re-
luctant to cease their work and
to view the results of their labor.
Is it possible. that the job has
been achieved? A last-minute
clearing up of all unfinished de-
tails serves to spir them on, and
when the last roll of the pink
.hell dies'out, and the serpette
ceases its rhytmic tek-teka-tek-
the acreage of their brother and
neighbor. Franqoisy. has been
Now it is time to < rentrer la
caille,. and they are all still iery

SV gay and more than a little drunk
C hurchMdM l from the plcoholic spirits, and also
From pride-pride in their work,
When you go to Mass aL the St pride in their brethren, and pride
Jean de Bosco, listen to the har- in themselves. No question of
'monious strains of the Hammond money or pay enters their minds.
Organ there. GENERALAGENT Each knows Ihiat these
TIPCO. same hands will be ever

ry but" smiling, and offers him ground, praying in strange terms,
tle goblet of sugar-sweet coffee and from the vessel containing -|
which he knew would be -ready choice bits of the meal he had en- r
for him. joyed with his fellow planters that'K
The Last Task. noon, he pours the contents into' :
Only one other task awaited the ground and covers the ho-:.
the *Maitre Combite this night, le, carefully patting the darthf.
and weary though he was, Celina into place. *Prends par ou, baumn
did not urge him to bed. He would pa'm,, (Take yours, give me m.-fl
have to wait until the ehibou ne) he chants softly. The gods9'7
made its fourth call: ,Hooooo! must be apeased. ,
Hooooo! and then he would slip' Now he can enter his hut, and.'.
out into the night for a moment, stretch oit on his natte besides,'
It would be two minutes after the sleeping Celina. He would:
midnight then. \ soon be snoring peacefully, for:;.t
Celina had prepared the place now he could be sure 4hat the,.
for him, so as he walks backwards loa would protect his family..
seven steps in the direction of against any emalfecteurs, and&,-
the rising moon, bhe suddenly co- his newly planted fields against'
vers his face and drops to his the forces of evil. As he drifted'
knees. With his left hand raised into the land -of dreams, Fra-c0.'4
in salute, he empties a gallon of' was whispering: eTi-Jardin moinbJ
Clairini into the hole. in the lap belle, annie va. ::

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PAJ. 8 UA T a % kINSUDY M C H 2 9-

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.DAMASCUS, SYRIA.-The story goes that Mohammed the Prophe
4Vfused to visit Damascus for fear it would spoil him for Paradis
Viewing its. lush greenery from afar, Mohammed compared this nom
?3000-y1ar-old oasis to the Garden of Eden.
,'ThosE. who follow kismet to Damascus in the fall and winter wi
.apprfiate the comparison, The heat of the summer sun abated in 0c
t ,ber, 'Days are. cool and sunny, thb air fragrant with the odor
.1ropica- vegetation. Soft winds from the Mediterranean rustle the palmi
a.to,'0range groves along the Barada River. Over everything hangs th
itiy seat of .the East, stirring memories of Scheherazade as sh
.ang to the dozing sultan and his lavish court.
itqpite ,thist-:exotic setting, Damascus is just overnight from Ne'
_Vgrk'via Pan American World Airways with round-trip fare pegge
ft'$772 tourist or 1108 first-class from November 1 through March
Passengers who land' in Beirut, the gateway to the Middle East, ca
make the two-hour drive accros LebAnon to Damascus by taxi for $10(
The Syrihn' capital, incidentally, is an overnight bus ride across th
'ese4t rom Baghdad, capital of neighboring Iraq.
'Mitarets and tuirets in Damascus resemble the city that has so often
Eqe"A a Hollywood backdrop for film's dripping with intrigue. Contras
between the East and modern West is part of every street scene. Mos
women, in flowing robes cool their feet in irrigation ditches alohg
highways smooth as table tops. t
S-Visitors can view antiquity 'dating back to Biblical times from the
iindon of big, luxurious hotels. The city boasts at -least four first
6lass.hostelries, two of them: brand'new, and prices range from $6 to
pepr2 day a single room and :full board. Fashionable restaurants offe
t ariety'of..oriental and western dishes, 'ad a full menu of sevpra
uses, toffped off with sweet Turkish coffee, seldom runs over $2.
Syran night life is lively. The favorite drink is caraq, a colorlcss
ud distilled from dates which, when added to water, turns milky
iThis.. beverage sells" for about 20 cents a glass, but it's well ti
b .erthat the color and ferocity of -araqe are responsible for its
r .ua.n *"mi* of,, the'tiger*. '
iatc6tion. in Damascus is -the Great Mosque with its vast pillar;
cyzfantine mosaics. Begun as a pagan temple, the Mosque was
esr."d into- a Christian cathedral by. Theodosius in the fourth
4fi'he present Mosque contains the tomb of 'St. John. the Bap
6bye is: .the beautifully carved' tomb of: Saladin, Saracen con
'lR Of 6rtbiq Christian Crusaders.'.
stianity is as rich in ancient traces in Damascus' as Islam., Amonj
|ihttee, 'ain sites which, remain are: the 'Street Called Straight,
Mfoedl in the 'Bible; St. Paul's Window from whgre the Apostle was
h.eed hi a- basket to escape the Roman soldiers, iand Ananias' House
Sfirst,'meeting place of'Christians in Syria.
kde. -from its religious aspects, Damascus is now and forever a city
oifthe color arid sound and mystery of the Arabian. Niih'ts. On
iKtdays the mystic Dancing Dervishes, their eyes closed and their
'outward, like wings, whirl round and iound to the eerie chant
mtal' music. ,
More than anywhere- else in 'Damascus the atmosphere of the Ara-
Ai.'-ONights lingers on within Azzem Palace, a model -of oriental
lacesi biilt in the 18th century by a Turkish governor. Here is.the
#tich!rem,with its plush chambers dand elaborate baths of marble
h',,,lan. ''
were; .are the .sights and sounds of the -city' more vivid than in
heIc za" slog. vult-lie streets, lined with tiny shops. Stalls glitter
K-tN ppert. brss, inlaid"ipory and gold brocade. The -'air is heavy
i4th'smiell -of spices; garlic and.sweet oil', and the babel of a dozen
ia'es.echoes through the streets. '
`gdflmng6:'is standard procedure -for shopping here. Boxes inlaid
N tf bitt o .s v rc
.lot..fswVer, ivory and copper are priced, as low as $3, heavy
_o' 'silyer brocade goes' or $11 a yard, copper trays for $5.
_li.rugs and furnitUre inlaid With. mother-of-pearl,'are at least
:,les-, than, in theUinited States.
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Syria is noted for the beautiful
handmade brass products produc-
ed by centuries-old methods. Few
visitors- ,can resist -purchasing a
copper or brass traywith pure
silver inlays. Trays are available
in sizes ranging from- eight inches
tc, four feet. Syria is also famed
for hand-loomVd brocades and.
m.other-of-pearl embroidered
objects of art. The Middle East is
easily "reached mvia the global
routes of; Pan American World

SHAITI IS SMOOTH, for cash. Some walk miles down Haiti's King Chrintophe to atand
the mountains behind the city to off Napoleon's armies.
SUAVE OR ROUGH get to the market. The better-off Rental cars, including jeeps,
SAND READY have sturdy little burros which are available in Port-au-Prince
AND REAthey load with their farm pro. at a cost of aboul $9 a day, plus
Assorted' Tourist Treasures duce for-the trip. 10 cents a mile of driving. For
.t PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti-This Winding into the hills back of the slightly adventurous, the in-
e. Caribbean island rep be iTs tothe city, a good road leads to the terior of Hati is a scenic trea-
w steal a phrase from Shakespearel cool suburban resorts of Petlon- sure chest of grottoes, waterfalls,
seal a e fom Shakespeare Ville, some 1,500 feet above sea lakes, forests and natural bea-
i Haiti means a sophisticated levelf'and Kenscoff, brisk and tan ches.
c- samba done under the stars gy at a 5,000-foot altitude. Never an expensive spot a3 tou
of a swank al fresco night, club or Wandering farther afield-and 'rist resorts go, Haiti will be even
as it is a shffling, barefooted folk every visitor to Haiti should- more of a bargain' for visitors.
4s idtnc i one a nsau dbare roo Cap Haitien is a live hour drive during the coming months. Sum-
* dance done on a dusty back road from Port-au-Prince. The color- mer hotel rates go into effect on
e to the throb of a drum hollowed ful tropica port is the point of April 16, with prices ranging
out of a palm log. departure for car and horseback from $5 to $24 a day per person
w w aiti means rushbhing elbows trips to the Citadelle, the fantas for a room with all meal.,.
d wit h m embers of the internatio tic mountain fortress built by (Continued on Page 241)
h. nal set amid the calls of the crou --
n piers in the Port-au-Prince casi-
). no, or it is bouncing over moun
e tain trails in a jeep to a succes-
sion of breathtaking discoveries
of waterfalls, natural beaches,
n forests and mountain pools. KILM
SHaiti mean sampling continen- | NO lA&DU
tal cuisine prepared by European |um A N| -
s- chefs in luxury hotels, or eating
g -riz djon-djon (rice with black
mushrooms) in a little fishing i
e village on the site where.' Colum FLY K M TO
-bus foundeil the first civilized .E
9 settlement in the New World. A R I
' Haiti is a Sa French flair. '
The Preneb-speaking country's Low Thrift Season fares now in effect
Assorted allures, 'plus a'- hotel Do le flights with SleepAir amccommodaonM .
Y building program that now gives B* coonmdeal Tourist, Class service
0 Haiti some 30 hotels and pen- PoFr flights per week from the Caribbean
sins ranging from deluxe to For full Informaton sect
s.A.E. '& 0. MARTIJN P. & EXP.
comfortable,- have boosted- tou- CO. Tel. 23521 Southland Tours,
rist' _tira e t3rn dously in the TBI..3591/7378i Heraux Tours, Tel.
. nist -trde tremendously in the 3493; Magic island Toqrs, Tel. 2078.
Spast five years. WOL'S',FIRST AIRLINE
SIt is estimated thid t in 1954 so-. '
me 50,000 visitors-up 26 per cent I
Over the previous year--spait
about $,000,00 in Haiti, ranrt
second only to coffee'as a reve-
g nue producer., -,__-".
-Greatly aiding 'the republic's $:-:-::
"push to the forefront as a ton-::: ::-:-:-:.:-:....--. :.:3:....:- .-::-.:.
rs krtis its-Position athwart'
the main Latin American air rou : DAfLY DIRECT SERVICE TO -
tes ofPan AmericanfWdrld Air= -
Sways, which made'the first carn-m I-:
r merciai flights into Haiti 26
t years ago. Port-au-Prihce, the ca-
pital, is only two hours and fifty
. minutes from Miami on a direct ::. ..:'-'"''
fight, ad. is a regular port of
Scall on -APAA's popular island- .-
hopping fligPts through the C-a- B S"E6CIPES
ribbean. '"; ........ BY SUPER-6 Ci IPPERS* "':'
The capital itseiffprov'ides the ^ ''brHbCIPK ^
r aw material for itsel provides the:::: DEPART 2:00 P.M. MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY ":
raw material for days ofsight P.M. SUNDAY, EDNESDAY 'RID
* seeing, shopping and sunning A i P.. SUNDA, WEDNSDAY& DY ::
7 Its nartdw streets, teeming mar- ( U 1.....O 1 (Us.).
::, X-.-...
ket places'and the dominating fO UI TJ ROUND TRIP
twin towers of the ancient. St. $1 35: 0.0 -
preserved relics of -French colo- EPART 10 .0 A M .'
nial culture. /:o:::: AR 'Y
Streets are filled with natives E iMr fORra' A LaWA:'s
carrying baskets filled with farm : : :g'"
carrying:stheir headi, ain Rue Dantes Destoucbes orf-au-Prince Telephone 3451 ,::
Produce 'on -their 'bea4k making .... .
their way to the city famed :::ei: :::
Iron Market to trade a few bean .. ,-:-:.... ... :... ....:
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.^ ", Fastest freight and passen-
S ~ gers service between New
York Port au Prince and Cris-
tobal, and vice-versa, accept-
t ing cargo both ways' including
,-; cargo to and from Europe va
:.io m BNew York and via Cristobal;!
Central/South America, and
'he Fa' East via Cristobal CZ.also from the West Coast of
~ ~alings from New York every Thursday; arrivals at 'Port
TPrinee every Monday, except when a holiday falls on Thurs-.
4 in New York, sailing then will be on Friday, arrival Port i
: Prince Tuesday,


SUNDAY, MARCH 20th 1955.


SUNDAY. MARCH 20th 1955


PRODUCTION OF MACHETES AND WINDMILLS Eeoafeoin was chosen as the .t.
.... o~ ~~~~~i, tnnch_ 4nooa.. in... ._I': ,.o -,

Machetes and windmills -two
of the tools most necessary to
the building of a sturdy agrarian
economy will be manufactu-
red locally within the year, if pre
liminary steps taken by the J.'B.
.Damier Tedchnical SchooL are
followed up by industrial finnrms.
Local .United Nations repre-
sentatives say they have origina-
ted a plan for using the Tech-
nical' assistance school as a tes-
ting ground for local industry.
They told the ,Sun' this week
that several commercial enterpri-
sep already have .shown interest in
the low-cost, high quality sam-
ples turned out by Danmier stu-
Th sixty-year-old -school was
recently re-organized by Inter-
national Labour Office experts
at the request of President Ma-
gloire who has continued 'the
.s.Technical Assistance policy start
ed by Christophe a century ago
(the first in the world). The ins
titution, like the Hotel School
the Wheel*.ights SISc.oujl land
Tanning School started at the
time.. Danmier was reorganized-
provides .aitian students with
expert training in skilled ma.anual
labour. 'i
Agricultural Economy
According to the newly-intro-
duced system of tying in our
strictly igri-uitiural economy
with the' industrial traiig gi-
ven at .the school, the U.N. heads
decided on the manufacture of
machetes, number one need'in
heaping crops, and wlndm;ils,
equally important from the
standpoint of irrigation. -
Machetes are more widely us-
ed than any other tool in 'Haiti,
and it .is esti'm-ated'that
every -adult rural male in this
.country owns at least .one ma-.
chete. .
90.000 Machetes Annually
Ninety thousands macheteks are
imported annually., And each ma
chete has an average life-span
ofgfronm one ,to four years.
There is also a psychological
advantage in manufacturing ,the
mainstay of our agriculture lo-
cally, U.N. representatives ar-

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Minister- Leon Laleau (2nd form left) watches while U. N. represen-
tatzve Aglion and Damier officials show test machetes.

STleay irrportell steel ibheets
from the U.S.' and a small, inex-
pensive French made machine
which was set up at the.school Ad
danced students were assigned to
the task of designing a machete
and two weeks ago the first no-
del was produced.
The sturdy,' Haitiaq built mp
chetes with handles of local
hardwood were issued tdpeasartnts
for trial and results were descri
bed as highly satisfactory:.

On the School Sails turn'...

Also, as well as the price cut
which may be gained by local pro
duction, there are benefits to the
country from the saving in fo-
reign. currency, and the employ-
ment of Haitian labour.
The Windmills
A more ambitious bask was
tackled when the school decided
to follow the machetes with wind'
mills. ,
Parts were imported, -anid the
first windmill of the French

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S SUNDAY, MARCH 20th 1955


-JRen- Exum6, whose month-
ong eXhiblition. opened' at the
'oyerndbs Arts Plastiques last
rday evening, reveals a trait
tossNel by ,most of our Hai-
.- painters to a greater or less
M6!xun,e a crnodernist, Who A
i Foyer des Arts supers-
.iur 'on A Centre d'Art Foun-
fpioi, distis. vital force into his
.igurs. 'BUlt his'nanimate objects
'Jack' expression and power.
E 6's early primitive sty-
ic.le has developed into a kind of
INiprimitve -realism (Le chair res-
,i te le chair le boisreste le bois),
i!V'a style affected by the majori-
|l4 of 9ur so-called modern school.
:.^ The. -large,, powerful Cordon-
le;Ier a triumph in representing
concentration,/ is the only one
Sodf his thirty-one canvases, water "
I'-L9lo.urs and line.' drawings that
voinibines effective figure4draw-
ng with articulate stilll life'
'., Nowhere is his impatience with"
iAJteAhaniniate shown ,more clear-
Jly than in .Bonne vente aujourd'
hbui which Exum. calls one of his
favourites. '
*'I-.The painting shows a amarehan
%-dh. (stock subject of the school)
,ititting by the sea, awaiting' the
i"'arrival of two sailboats just vi-
k sjble on the horizon. Mort, he
SThe patience and mute, dulled injug equally
',,res.gnation..uggested by the wo- rags.
..man make the picture worthy eNature A
feof study. tut the sea, the sky-and, b r b' ke n-d
,.above all, the"boats lack move- chair and
j'..en~t and life, and even show and ends, t
i,.;caTeleAs handling of. colour. sesppir, c(
't.: ;In another of his paintings, bdst figure
doi.top, Exume falls to create a living Exume ti
t-e.' Hisa fire 7 's a dull, static ve and ihci
.thing that lacks all .expression. wer. He lin
'9. Yet, to criticize the' artist for matter, as d
hiss, in a way,'unfair; for Exu but in tech
41,e' main subjects are 'his striving aft
^:prinary prepoccupation. The sub- As Cerai
siadiary props that fill the can- Racine says
it.as 'are of. minor, importance, production,
1. AIndeed too much attention, to Rmodern
!trivial detail. would, d e t r a t to find a
.frd6m',the one-ness and compact- 'an essential
n-Bess of'/his work. An exam
And, as he shows in tNature ibw (for

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,Modernm Artist Exun a-t w'wk. I
is capable of produc- vided by his Line and wash Pay-
V articulate wood and 'san au Marche%. which, 'thatgh
possibly a failure-beneath, ihe
Mortar expresses, in a usual standard o strength and
[own, strawnbottomed colour-is yet a step forward.-
a few decaying odds Even. failures contribute to the
he-suffering and ede- development and. 'inprovement
monveyed only by -his of an artist. The emodern paint-
.studies.. -rs 'are not afraid of failure.
ries always to inipro-
tease his articulate po
-its himself in subject AUX /COSAQU/ S. ,
.o others of his school,
unique, he is constantly Haiti's famous inhmmre s Iffam-
Ier a fresh aproac. men. has been enthusiastically
mics Professor Hugo acclaimeff y visiting epicures,.
s ini the programme in and featured by nxmperial IU-
the members of the nep.b
school are struggling B f t mg
technique suitable to t erign arent the only
ly national connoisseurs of feod. Haitians
iple of a completely know where the meat is done
xume) outlook is pro- just right, where wines are ofa
xue) outlook is pro- perfect vintage and flavour to
mellow their mood and form the
"" perfect foil' for each delightful
'... ......That'is why special occasions
...' ",4 s are observed at (Aux Cosaques.D
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towns will be connected directly
with Port-au-Prince and other
points either by wire or by radio.
A Between Cap Haitien and Port
au-Prince 'it will be possible to
carry on eight simultaneous con
versations, three by wire, five by
radio. By passing througH the
Port-au-Prince exchange, Cap
[.laitien could, conceevably, put
through eighrsimultaneous calls
to Cayes as that exchange will
.also hate three wire and five
i:radio circuits.
I Between Port-au'Prince and
Gonaives there will be one wire
'and three radio circuits. Port-au-
rPrince' and Jeremie will be con
Snected by three radio circuits
.passing through the Miragoane
i exchange and one wire circuit
passing through Cayes.
Miragoane will be directly con
nected with Port-au-Prince by
.three radio circuits, with Jereqlie
and CayeA by three radio circuits
to each town. However, Miragoa
ne might put through six simul
:taneous calls .to' Port-auPrince
by passing three of them via the
Cayes exchange.
SJacmel will be connected with
Port-au-Prince only by'wire, but
calls-fi om Jacmel to Gonaives,
for instance, might be switched
to.radio at Port-au-Prince to corn
plete the connection.
The Radlio
The long-distance radio will be
the VHF (Very High Frequency)
type. The relay towers will be
placed about forty miles apart
and will be completely automa-
tic generating their own power.
They will naturally require ser-
vicing from time-to-time. ,

(Continued from page 1)
Installation of the new system
will start shortly after the plann
ing is completed. This will be
about the end of this month.
With the aid and under the su
pervision of engineers and spe-
cialists of the General Electric
Company Lid:, the% work will be
carried on by Haitian engineers
and technicians. Emphasis will
be placed upon the training of
Haitian personnel in all phases
of installation, operation and
maintenance of the system.
Priority will be given to the
long distance radio and this will
be the first part of the new sys
tern to be completedff.
The Bitter Before the Sweet
Mr. 'Mac Ewan was frank in
stating to me that the telephone
service in Port-au-Prince will get
worse before it gets better. This
is inevitable and unavoidable and
must be endured with. patience.
New equipment will be install
ed in the Port-au-Prince and Pe-
tionville Exchanges Old equip-
ment, still, serviceable, will be
overhauled and modernized.
All main cables will be placed
.underground. This wil necessi-
tate blocking traffic on street"
after street, all over the city, whi
le trench digging goes on and ca
bles are laid. Existing aerial lines
9n side streets will be replaced.
As a consequence, telephone
service in Port-au-Prince and Pe
tionville will be interrupted in
different sections from time to
time, aud in certain sections, per
haps for weeks at a time. Inter
ruptions, however, will not be
hap-hazard but according to plan

For Comp


and the public will *be notified
in advance through the newspa-
pers of all suspensions of service
and their probable duration.
Innovation. -
When the pew system starts
functioning subscribers will no
longer pay for their telephone ser
vice on a monthly basis. All tele-
phones will be metered and bills
will be rendered according to the
number of calls made each month.
Duration Of Installation
It will take from eighteen
months to two years to complete
the project.
Thle system will be operated by
the Haitian government. The Ge-
neral Electric Co., Ltd. does not
operate any telephone system in
anylcountry. However, a mainle-

Max Duvivier

Rue Pav6e (opposite SHASA)

is now Distributor of


Water Heaters
Duvivier is a Treasure House
of Household Appliances


nance contract covering a period
of e few years following the com-
pletion of the installation may be
entered into after discussion bet-
ween the Government and the
Company. I
The Most Modern System in The

of the General Electric Company
at Coventry, who is presently in
Haiti, said to me a few days ago;
'When this new system% is install-
ed it will be the most modern in
the World. Every piece of new.
equipment used will be of the
most recent design and equal or
superior to any in use anywhere..,

Mr. F. Warhurst, Commercial That gives
Manager of the Telephone Works look forward

us all something. to
to. -

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tocrown that perfect moment whL
friends get together. One of ma
occasions ox drinlqng Hennessy.



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: Haitian handicraft. trench
: Mahogany Sisal OUVROIR NA
: Perfumes Mahbgany MAXJM'S
SMahogany Factory, MEINBERG B
SMahogany Handicraft
: Embroidered dresses SAMBA
Souvenirs RHUM BARBA
: Dresses Souvenirs SI LA SHOP
: Perfumes Sisal, Shoes, bags SI-JOU-LA
: Tourist shopping center TAM TAM
: Shop in the Mountains THE SOUVEN







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Novelties '
Dresses Souvenirs
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SUNDAY. MARCH ,2Oth 1955.

:. .. ',eA
H.7,.r,= .; ,=^
V Ma. iex proved a
I'f sharp .hand, with a 1, repartee
1.t th6 .Desqlirona' cIckemn-.fry
) Tuesday .evening. Wheqn TJ.
,IiGrant (of Boueherid du Champs
'Mars', and Wise '& Otherwise)
h.;hl.tinged hin to solve the mys
:.tery .of:.his hairs changing hue-
:'is crop recently turned- from a
: hteei .grey to the *ade of a Bon
a : .....rot&-the conservative ex-
riperi in,. matters cagricole suim-
;i;med it up in one word: -Erosion).
i:: ., "** '" X X X .
"V'-,':. Cail (Ford) Behrman discover-
4,d :hi-f4trqamlined green Thuh-
'Yi; .:-Tuesd P.'lV when le closed
>tk.e 'door' on four fingers of his
xj;right hand. "'
Fr' n "' t rX X Xh'
', Frantz Jaeger observed his
311th 'biflday Satufday.'
. : .. '+'.;" 'X X x x :.
zi Itza W acilln '"bf. Bainet is-
\ passing eqielques jours in. Port.
& 'T." ," i' ,'.'1 X. EX
*. .adr.. and Mrs. Del Coma, recent
vi-sitors. ro'n fRalmer' .House in
hnCag-write( their -praises of
rope rep liic, assur us they'll be
S .. i : .
ll ,.:'a ,...i x x x
rp 4neasman A frOd El.-Jo-
,t|tielebrated his bfrthdayewinni
I .,t4 Satur .,t12.th.' ... -
k:An:island-bhoppifgtroup of tof
,1ists. ro0m. Wilmette.,and Ch4cago
-,iped'a"little'fuirther down the
aithis week- after four days
!. t/,eVilla SCreolp., .-.
T visitors-4Mr. .:and Mrs. E.
.. Crpoisant Mr. .and. Mrs. E.
Shgtz'r a'hd Mr. .and Mrs., W
1.9oepfle1-promised a speedy re-
't*IEe .on'..ait's 'chgrm-the (most
bMru..i.W'^B- Ltheir stops.

Mr. and Mrs. George J. KhaIly
are leaving bientot for Leba-
non where they expect to spend
six months.
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* Mrs. Helen Duff (better half
of the' Cite Magloire Duffs) left
Sunday for a medical eheck-up
in i'liami. I
Jeanne Brousse (of Jeanne's)
who represents Maison Dior
hereabouts, was host to her count
try-folk-Comedie de Paris-4-at
her Bourdon villa last *eek.
Chamber of Commerce Presi-
dent Charles Fdquibre, who head
ed the Haitian delegation to the
historic Business talks 4(Interame
rican ,investment Conference)
this month, returned from a trip
to New York, following the New
Orleans 'discussions.

cRdi des johets- Jean Khoury
and his wife are going to spend
their vacation tn Lebanon.-
- X X~ k .,..'. ,
Miss .Ga'rielle Toussait.. anfi
Mr. Andr6 torchon wi aFinkd6s
tinities in St. Anne's oh:-t]i.e-1t0.
X. X X,.. "" "
x .x x .. -. '' r
S. Albert and Mary N.owak'ar
.ddWji. fom the 'Statesg virng
'olt .memories and seeing old fri
ends. AI knd his wife were the
couple that jiut Habacol into
.the 'Creole clangue. It means
denim trousers which they ma-'
nufactured here at Bizoton.

Rex Theater' heads 6ted the
Coinedie de Paris actors after
the presentation of Berenice Mon
"day evening.

On the occasion of the anni- Spanish Magican
versary Of His Holiness .Pope ,
Pius XII, the Papal Nuncio, Mgr. ...SucesflS At Rex

The Gerard Bastiens have tak
en "delivery on a rgentille pou-
ponne named Gina who made
her debut this week. Mom, the
former Marie-Therese Douyon
and her daughter are_ fine.
x-x x
SA'son was born this past week
to Mr. and Mrs George Khawly
Jr. Mother, the former Jeanette
Talamas and her beau garqonb
Robert are doing fine.

Luigi -Raimondi, dean of the Di-
plomatic Corps, gave a reception
,at the Nunciature last Saturday
'evening. His Excellency the Pre
sident of the Republic and nume
rous dignitaries of Church and
State were present.
Jamnes (Tiny) Davenport, pur
chasing agent of Texas construe
tion company Brown & Rootb
(Artibonite dam builders), flew
to Florida Sundayl on company
business. HIe was accompanied
by his wife.
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Accepting an invitation frpm
President Juan Peron, of Argen-
tina, to the members of the Di-
plomatic corps in his country
Haitian Ambassador to Buenos
Aires. Jean F. Brierre and his wi
fe left this wveqk for Bariloche
(The Argentinian Switzerland)
Today is the day for Petit Se-
minaire Old Boys. The rrers
have chosen this.date for tle an-
nual eating, drinking and speech-
making that' help the Seminaire
cAnciens, and their friends re-
livp the Good Old Days at school.
Mrs. Maurice, Latortue (Alida
Cassagnol) was showered with
flowers and gifts at her Piftion-
Ville residence on Sunday,. March
13th on tie occasion of her birth.
day anniversaryy. Her small son,
Vhilippe, assisted his dad on the
receiving line to greet the large
i n.
number of friends and relatives
who called to wish her ahalpy re-
turns of the% day'. Mrs. Latortue
is a' member of the crack secreta-
rial staff of SCISP.

and slinky-eyed

ompa- .

Royalty-pleasing Spanish ma-
gcian Manual Roderiguez de Saa,
Count of Waldemar, bounced
cheerily on to the .Rex: stage
Thursday evening with a reper-
toire of tricks that ranged from
n o w-y o.u.-see-itt now-you-donft
card illusions to telepathy ard
mind reading.
De Saa, a veteran trouper of
65 countries, has a sack-full of
recommendations to back up his
bag of tricks.
The Japanese Royal; family, to
whom he gave a 'special show in
r--2-war days; King Alfonso III
of Spain, who watched Vyaldemar
in 1935; and the U.S. Armed For
ces are among the cfans he has
'attracted. I
The jolly, unlsinister magici-
cian is billed, usually, with a slin
ky-eyed Satan hovering near-by,
inferredly supplying the povJer.
But there isn't much devil in the
good-humoured, open way he
does the impossible. 1
SThe spherical-shaped i t t l e
Count from Lugo,, .Galicia, ,can
claim his share of tragedy-in
spite of his benign smile.
Caught in the !Phillipines. Ma-
nilla, when World War 2 broke
out, he lost his wife and his for-
tune before the end of the- war
brought release to continue his
,'De Saa hopes to fit other ap-
pearances into the interstices
left by the Comedfe de Paris pro
gramme but doesn't know if or
when this can -be done.







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Marlene-Douzen of the German
'Enmbasy -and Walter Frischb, eCa
riecrqft' Second-InCommand,
were married yesterday 10. a.m.
in Sacre Coeur Church uniting
two of Part-au-Prince's most pro-
minent ., Continental families.
The ceremony was folIlowed by
a sumptuous reeptfdn .chez- Otto
Madsen,. x x x
Denise' Chain returned to Mia-
mi .on the 17 th.
MAss Jacqueline .de Coppett,-
daughter of Late. Andr6 De 'Cop-.
pett,. proprietor of .Plantation
Dauphin, arrived Monday from
Geneva.. Switzerland. The char-
ming visitor will' spend two-
weeks vacation on ,the Planta-
tion, located in the, north.. pf the
Republic, before returning to
Switzerland and her studies.
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Minier, Fortune. Boga1I feted'
.his Canadian .Associates and.-
friends at a buffet-ariambocfte, in.
his Gros Morne yilla:bn n esday
from 7-: P.M.- into' the wee
hours, with inaniy ebaimbrnebs&i :.
attending. "
x x'x -* '*' 1
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SInsurance BroIer.,hMihael'RotWi
tuin, ant 'Th cli'mik wife'res.id-
ents of-.' .*,I-"Ilaid; ciy ON .Y,-
ended a wdelk-lns visit with- tfie
Goldenbergs in Petio6viHe ,steanm-'
ing home to the U.S. on the Pai
nama boat Monday.
' Mrs. Rbthstein, the sister of Dr.
Sydney Marks (husband of Fahri-
ne Goldenberg), and her husband
were completely captivated by
Haiti and the Haitians.
SAmong their holiday accomplish
ments was the conquest of the Ci
tadelt La' Ferriere on mule and
Sunday night Mrs. Goldenberg
climaxed a week. of savopreux,
cooking with, an funsurpassable re-
past, in honour of Ithe visitors.
Among the, guests was United Na-
tions Permaient Representative
Raoul Aglion a foundation
member of the Gourmets' Asso-
ciation here. ,1
Mrs. Marcaisse Prosper who has
been ill for the past week flew to
the United States on Thursday
where she will undergo an opera-
tion. She was accbmnpanied by her
sister, Mi's. Elie 0. Najac.
Sx xx
Miss 'Rena Ethel Boyle, Spe-
cialist in Nursing Education who,
spent the. past three months here'
in an- advisory capacity with
SCISP returned to Washington
on March 7th. Miss Boyle's new
post wjl! probably take her to

Mr., and Mrs. Rony Chenet, Jr.,
have christened their second son,
born on Monday, March 14th,
tChbistopher Cedric.* The hand-
some new 7-W pounder is anot
her. responsibility for Haiti Sub's
Maryse Lamarque was on Fri
day's New York bdund flight.

The aroma of dozens of bar-
becued poulet, pervaded the at-
mosphere from Freres to Port au
Prince Thursday evening. Jean
Desquiron and his lovely wife
Ghislaipe entertained at a typical)
Desquiron *barbecue on the i
Ranch at Frmres. The occasion was
a' ob6n voyage' -salute' to the de-
parture. df'Mrs. Desquiro6t fait the
United States.
With Ginou Dreyfuss and all
the family on hand to add to the
flivor-pof the occasion, Rose, t".
Desquirdn's chieA cook was at
her 'best with heir secret recipe'
'for barbecue saute.
-. Mr.; Desquiron,: left ohn Thurs
-day to leai-n the'iatest methods-
in chidkeh culture in G.eorgia;
the State. -zade .famous by. "Ili
*aouthe-rnI'-ied1 chickRen,', menus.
;:She already has' a' paper sloiig
-that she possesses the secret of
.-te '-Californians, -whielt stie 6b-
tamined.' on her- t'p- thfiere .-two
years-* ago.
Ed Bahr of Good Year Tires
is 'over from' his H.Q. in. Puert6
Rico,' accompanied by' his' lDeni-
tiful opera singer wi/e. The ce-
lebration- of the BiCentenaire
of Port-au-Prince was responsi-
ble for the crossing of their des-,
tinies. The couple are stopping
at Hotel Sans' Souci.
The Chief of:Mission of., OARE
Jef.t Tuesday for Kingston, Ja-
maiica. Mr. Ziskinq is expected
, to spend five days visiting the
, vari-ious welfare organizations of
the island, and to return to Port
-au-Prince on Saturday.
Mr. I. Maidmah, owner. of- New
York's Beyerly ,Hotel is. on a Haiti
holiday with his -wife.
Lieutenant Henri Wiener flew
to Miami on. Thursday. *
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Edmondo Leschorn breezed into
town, irom Ciudad Tru'jill6, last
Tburday for a .hort'ausiness-cum-
pleasure vsit. He ivai the dinner
guest of the Raymond Moige's on
Thursday, and flew'; to Cap-Haiticn
o:r a visil with Uncle Car] 'at PlIn
station Dauphin over the week-end.
"a lar h cli: of-:*' R4n~tiI Rve'fI/

_____ _.____. fl ie iLL lib bUeLt diL lUIfLt .--xAur.
.s sior on Wednesday to fly back to
the neighboringg republic.

\ Miss Tessie Williamns, SCISP's
Director of Nursing, left on
March 8th for Washington and
N'ew York for a rest and a evoya
a 'e de santde.> She is expected
i B. Back early next month.

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Daniel Roy Weds.
Parisienne Beauty

A soiree musical' took place
on Tuesday evening at the Pacot
villa of Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Gen
til. With Mrs. Henri Borno at the
piano, guests were charmed by
the songs of Mrs. Bahr. Mr. Van
Thevenin head of the new Mu-
sic Conservatory combined his
talent to make the evening one
to be remembered.
Harold F. Langtqn has told.
friends that the Villa Creole at
Petion-ViIle will be his honey-
moon setting when he marries
the girl of his choice in Peoria,
Ill., this April. ". /
Jean Claude Roy, young son of
-erard Roy, is on the road to re
cover after medical treatment
for head injuries received in a
car accident last saturday night.
Jean, Claude' was crossing the
road to his home after getting.
out of a camionette when' Dr
Mars automobile struck .him. He
was rushed to the Clinic of prs.
Roy and Assad' where an X-ray
showed fractured skull.
xx x
Albert and Monique Liautaud
are New York -bound today. ..
SMr. and Mrs. Samuel Kellner are
enjoying Hotel Choucoune com-
fort. '
... X .x ..
Wednesday night at "the Chou-4
coune was 'the usual success this
week. The. Lamy Orchestra'was on
beat" and' Luvina,.Willi.aus' merin-
gue lessons scored a smash-hit;
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SMarguertfe Lethclue flew 'to
New York,'on Saturday.. *..
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SThd' n'e* ,'director of. the, lycde
Philippe .Guerier, in Cap lIaitien.
M-- Mh. fadet Pan' -was' offi-
*ciaH.- -h1unfllef. W-ednesday.; Ins-
.pector, General Camille dLarge
presided at-the' ceremony '.
." ," X ,*X X"' .
Esso Chief Abrier Riddle and
wife Bessie headed- 'Stateside
Friday. : '
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The Oatiolie Newspaper La
Phalanges watchful observer 'of
Haiti' s' social and financial ife,
entered its .17th year of commu-
nity service Friday.' i
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David Touriel, president of Bur-
rus Mills'. Inc.,. Dallas Tdkas, is
spepdg. aW 'week at.-,,AoteiA Sim-u
bile. He is seeing .the 4owniuntei
local, agent Andi-6 Khawly's direc-
tion. : -
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Mrs.:.Louise ProphMte' wa'-wier
ing a ''Stateside' air., tM ':w it'er'
clothes; when -he cuppered _-t:ofl
Bowen Field this' ,eek. -;' : .
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SEdner Poiztdujouir flew to New
York on the 18 ,th. ". .-"'

Mrs. "LoveO. -.. Leger, .iE.e of
Haiti'.s OEA Ambassador,'flew. i
from .Washington iast'turdar.'
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Albert Hall of HASCO is n64v
a member of the underwater pi
'dators. Since the acquisition of
a threp tank aquta-luig, fish are
warned to beware. .
Gisele Besson (Mrs. Raymond
Lafontant), presented her che-
mist' hubby, with their first child,
born bn.-Saturdiy, March '12 th,'
The young beauty has been given
the name gFlorence.,
Jean and Genevieve (Barban-
Lourt) Gardere flew to New Yotk
on the 15 th.

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Among Choucoune inhabitants
this 'veek is T.W.A stewardess
Dorothy Gordon.
Alphonse Cimber returned to
his New York drumming career
Thursday. I

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Th.e wedding of Miss Rolande
Audibert and Daniel Roy last
Saturday evening united a pro-
minent. Parisian family' to ouie
of Haiti's first families The weed
ing took place at, l'Fglise de Sa-
cr. Noeur 'de Turgeau. ..;
A brilliant reception preceeded-
the church' ceremony at .,Potionl
Ville's Hotel Choucoune ,' whee
o&re than 50b- distinguished.
guests ssem6bled in the banquet
room. TIh table was. artistically
arranged with white carnations
and. Nyldn tulle, 'and the hotel
resembled a garden of white flo-
wers. '. .
President 'Patul. E. Magloire
attebndqfd .the reception..,... ,
The young brids was .deltciet;
se in'a. graceful, flowing gvcwn.
of "iace with embroidered'. moti-
ves over nyl6n,'a creation. f. .rs.
Rbdney.' Batssari. She wore a
trailing" veil' bf lace bordered'
with' large eguepures arranged
6by-;.-: Mrs. Joseph Etienne. Her,
-train was carried by:.little Karen
Leslie Bogat aid ,Henri Rqbert
Marcehn. The' ring bearer and
pages were little 'Evelypn Etienne'
and Georges.Duret.
The four' p-etty' equeteuses
were! Miss Solanges Durocher,
.Miss Josette Siam, MisNadia Pa
bQun.and Miss Moniqie Doret,
escorted by Bernard Gherin, ,Ro
brt Rigaud, Eddy Denis .and.
George' Duret.' '
'The cmarids were accompa-
.. < ".. ,
rnied" to the altar by ;Mrs. Joseph
Etienne and Mt. Georges Eugene
Roy; the .iatroh Of honor nd
HBesfMan ..,-
S* Witnqes ( wefe (fdr the bride).:"'
Dr.. "ulx t ikcharles Che
,valierj-J4. n :'," Serge B-
gat!' ..f~aa Mantirteau, Gerard
Fom nn Seaor'' en 'Roy,
Rra..,*Be&a&," Mauilce Ja.nsen,
.heraent- Miss Ghis-
laine Laudun,4 Mi'ss Carmen Ni-
colas, and Mdrne D. Marini.
(For the. Groom.:,. Dominique
Mmuihii, ,R?6eit- Rby; Claude de.
.y6ndegis;,:.Jean-Cliaude L. ge ;,-
iJean-ClaTide tAubc, Jean RT-
bIoul;,A Alfed" GulreIt, Frederic
eCejei"'Eric TipPnhauer, Claude
.lnuel;' Albert aignan, Frante
GaWbiel,' I'.an-Ciaijde. Elie, and
Mal. Tuvineaud. '.... .
i Thie" bride. is ;. "daughter of
Mr. and Mrs...' Tan Audibert of
Paris. Frnde. The'groom is the
,0on of. Pi-rector 'oif Internal Re-
venue' and. Mrs. Gebrges 'Eugene
,Roy; and 'g;-dsbnd.of the. late
Eugene. Roy,' former'. President,
ot the Republic. .
The young couple are h6ney-
moonig at Kenseoff (Maison
Richard McGuflie). .
Mrs Gloria Fils-Aime,,of Ruel-
le Cheriez: left' .via PAA for New
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Regional Nurse oft Be' linst
te of rater-American Affair, "*i
Miss Catherine.,Kain,. spent iiev !&
ral days inspecting the CISF's
clinics and dispensaries at Por
au-Prince, bore tainguptii
next leg of' her trip to South and: d
Central America. ./ : -
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Antonio (Tone):Douyof.-i bac1,l
home from a year-and--ha-ll!" sli
dies -a$ the New York Busines. 0
SchooL The distinguished'." ioi-?..
sr,.-had a neat diploma' ihf"f"A
counting aInd Business 'AdmihistraP
Stion tucke in,' his' brief' cajse w'si-t
he stepped off.. the' lne' -at.;Ei "
wen Field. last Tharsday. Hpt4
up his duties at the*.Departmn%.,F
of Agriculture' Monday. movingg,
and was warmly welcomed, hba
to his desk by his forier'codU4I
guess .nd the ehaut' personnel;,0f'r
Damienk. ...; .,
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Young Miss Claudette ,Pt..a
is making fine progress-iaf.anJ
operation to remote her. 'appenp
dix this week. T .. *,
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Harry. Cardosa, 'returnedi io'o
Port this week .4fter l .m.nth.
.abouring.-in the Dominican.
public. The':C.T. dpeu has'
Harry' tfshidnably slender, ;
devoted:, siates 'prominuse 4t:..
thb 'wejght- back on in *nqo tnie,W
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Mgn. ouis Colignon,.ishBoj
of 'Les C$ves, is expected.:bi$
in Haiti -fthisweek.J ,';.
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lew;York. SchoolcQ6er" Mq
Madge i.- :Brn -is -sp..dn.g'
6Qito.,vhere '-The: Veteixa1 ,:sqlviP
;ma wamo,, as een
het\ 4knnowedge to young V
*kfot. '.t.r ie past thirty, jr
ari.ived here aboard 'the, .6.t.i4
a.Mbnday. moripg..
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arDudley it
ley -Pictures 'CormationiofB'.1'jig
verley Hills, *HOU oobS W.r'ii.
i Hntit Wednepdai. afteiionixE&Q
a two weQ vit. 'Aecomipani
by several" members of0f3.is
pany, Mr. Dudle'y o.wil re4o-rAi ..%
cinemaseope the, beauties 'o.f0!"
republics,' .- ;. .
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Vlerib Canez. is report.Aey..
planning: a new e ngagsinv-anit.o
site of th6 no*-clpsed .MaiiABl
Siponp, Vieuxion'the GPi ieJ
-.Bdn e Fpoicorner, v
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a. D:f'I N4....Y r'
boih:' was Y
bon'd' on Thuriday's' clippei-'.
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"'Didier llaisonneu*,e is Cutha
bound" tday to assist'in.the.a,
nival. :' ..:.
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; 'Mss'B~ig~t"Horn, is,. .Apwn/t
from Stockbiholm spending
weeks at the ;h0 uc .e'' \.'0"
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(Contin ued iro.-page .3),
unobtrusive ;manner captured the.
hearts of all who saw- her...' .;- -
Mr. Barnett attended th"ie eci
tins ,:and. public. ceremonies" i.
their honoQ6ur in Washington, NT'
.Ydrk and Chicago..He. sai that .i
every.: ona of thoseq ities -;bot"
press.and -people were 'filed= wit
admiration., l ...
Mr. Barnett, who visited 'the".e-
.public oh three pkvious od.sioons:
remarked in an interview this.
week, on the. i signs of 'progres.,
Registering c'.dlig.t at the hustle;:"
and bustle, he-noticed as he droIt
ve from the airport, the vitstmgin
ANP' representative declare d:-.,^
'Haiti is on the threshold of-t,
great new,- growth.. '
Mr. Barnett drove through theI
Artibonite and Gonaives to Cap-
Haitien, and remarked on the
great development in ariculture

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.ly robed a .Tboutiques last
eek-en'dthen spent all of the
50 .loot,- n one wild .binge.
Btus*enat was arrested thurs
s..'.noI n thing but ,a 'hang-over,
lpir:'of. loafers,, a skirt and a
..of trousers to show for the
p .confessed to having ta-
:. '"shop-1b3aking codp ot a
'r:.be. ore,..
'Car-washer 'and idler by profes-
ion, LunuS;is said.to have lurked
(jtside a small Rue des Caser;:.s
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colas until she.locked up and
went home.
He bid the shop-owner a polite
cBon"Soir, waited for dark, then
quickly prized the door open en-
tered. the shoji and cleaned out a
cash-box containing $50, polite
detectives state.'
Saturday night Lunus, was, seen
bambochings with chambrail-
les, in the Palmiste section of the
Exposition. He is reported to have
spent large sums on rum, beer and
other alcoholic drinks., Sunday
morning, Lunus stalked into the
cock fight, .with a young la-
dy. on each arm. Hi bought seats
in the Official Tribune and bet
wildly, losing consistently.
His pace of living drew the sus-
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minelles detectives caught up
with him just as the last of his
funds petered out. Accosted on
the Grand'Rue Thursday evening
he at first denied, the theft, but
later confessed and went quietly
to" jail.

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Out on the town, visitors dis-
cover that a dollar goes farther
than it has at any time since Was
hington's pitch across the Poto-
mac. A $5 bill, for example, will
buy-a guided tour of Port-au-
Prince's Iron Market, colorful
art museums and the mahogany
factories that feature hand carved
bowls, trays masks and other
items. It will take them on a se-
veral-hour trip by glass bottomed
boat to the spectacularly beauti
ful underwater marine gardens
on the coral reefs in the Bay of
La Gonave.

Thee upintader which appeared from nowhere to settle on
a Croix des Bossales telephone wire last week paid with its
life for its error in navigation. But, though now dead and
presumably eaten, the guinea hen has left its mark on the
people of the area.
The bold bird in the best Alexandre Dumas tradition -
-has caught the imaginations of the inhabitants of Lower Pert
au Prince. Its daring defiance of' death itself has won T( a
place in Croix des Bossales' Hall of Fame.
Reports have come in from various parts of town that peo-
ple are seeing pintades in every uhibou or amalfini) that
wanders abroad after dark. ,
The reported cpintadp e) viewers are victims, of their ima-
ginations excited by the feats of one lone guinea hen. The
((pintade)) is incontestably umort)). Investigations on the ques-
tion of whether it became Sunday dinner for Maurice Bour-
geois, or someone else, have produced no result. But where-
ver the bird went after its rooftop chase with Maurice, it
went there dead. -

It will pay for a dinner dancing
session at one of Port-au-Prince's vely in the style of a peasant's where authentic voodoo cere-
luxury hotels, or a night clubbing thatched hut, on cover the c6st of jnonials are performed, to the ac-
evening at the Cabane Choucou- a Saturday night visit to one of the companiment of Africar tribal
ne a smart bistro built decepti- temples on the outskirts of PPce, chants and throbbing drums.
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Earth Moving Pioneer Carving New Future For Haiti,

With Giant Workeis, Fixed Determination

Eugene Carr:, a r:-jneer of I jour-lane highways, gleaming ar-' mon sense says he thinks the coun
new era, i? oelentle.-ly battling chli-.:tectural triumph,, and irrigat- try needs a bit of mountain-mov-
mountains an'o rock to change inn s6temis increasing flip agrivul ing.
the face of -..I. I ti.-i! production a ho.idreJ fold. .I am ready to flatten a few
It. four yer. of conquest and These, ironic Eugene Carrie's of these surplus ranges* the 'En-
discourageniect, the b;g, shy-smil- point of view are the tool., wilh treprise de Construction' boss
ed haitian cor.tr.-.ctor hai accorn- ,lhich to hoist the economy of the challenges.
pliShed a lo'. He intends to-dI r.'public. Inspired by the "49 ,Exposition*,
much more. No-one knous the results of he started his construction tca-
'Cirri6, wit:: 'he aid of the best lOv production and weak economy reer in 1950 with a Caterpillar. A
heat,' machinery developed .j d.a- -1, %ell as the contractors., he D-8 was added the following year
te, a competent, dependable crew ,ay-;. they're the natural target and then heavy earth-moving Le
and qualified engineers, is in not fu' job-seekers.. Tourneaa machinery -a Turnado-
pursuit of a vision. He sees i. the Eug.ne who combines a quick zer and Turnapull- joined the
future of _Haili!. l 'a!a.'! c' .:'-.irad .eense of humour with shrewd corn fleet.

Continuous music and dancing every nitef
From 6:30 p.m.-l:30 a.m.
Every Saturday night $1.00 adm. per person

Dr. G6rard Bastien
Professor at the Dental Fa-
culty Post Graduate
University of Michigan
65, Bois Verna-Phone 5234
Hours: 5-12 a.m.
.3:30-7:00 p.m.
The clinic is air-conditionned
- X ray examinations.-

Treatments at home by appoint-
Clinic at No 179,

(Chez Dr Maurice Lafleur)
7:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m

PHONE 2981


(Graduate: College of Swedish
- Massage Chicago IlL.
Post Grad:-Kellberg Health lrs-
titute Chicago.
Grad.- Podiatrist Kerberg
also studied in Canada.-

SUNDAY, MARCH 20th 1955


iJoephc uani .nL ,i lu ,i and C. At s -. Te : -, v -
Joseph NADAL and Co. Agents. Tel: 3486

Carrie kept adding to his equip-
ment, and soon became the satis-
fied possessor of a Galleon grader
and stone crusher.
Now, he boasts, he has the stan
dard equipment any company
needs to tackle roads and other
heavy building task.
Eug6ne's triumphs include
lengthening the DAA airstrip, goug
ing a million-ton scoop out of the
Fond Mombin landscape to lay the
Ciment d'Haiti's factory founda-
tion, and an impressive record of
minor conquests throughout the
He is now engaged in a Sans
Fil project for the Petit Sepinai-
'There is not much work, yet,'
the patient contractor says, 'but
I never pass up the small jobs, so
we keep fairly busy,'
But he adds with a wistful smi-
le: -Of course, we all hope for
the big ones'.
Carrie, and men like him, arc
battling the earth now, with full
confidence that the work they do
today will lead to more jobs in the
Construction's triumphs mean
more than dams, roads, schools or
airbases to these men. They know
that they include the thriving in-



The Afrport Shop

At Bowen Field

offers you, at the same. prices
as in the city, a fine selection
of souvenirs and gifts ma-
hogany masks, sisal products,
handicraft etc. and the un-
surpassable Haitian rum

.4 Carried hecry machine battles floodwate. :-'s
during hurricane.

on way to Damiens


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Carried's Turnadozer finds torrent rough going. The Hazelcaused.rains 'I
made swollen river leave banks force way through new course.- H|

dust ry dnd people furnished power I One of the earth-movers even-' 6
and pure water from the damns, tually won through to the flood:""
persons educated by the schools marrooned people, but on the-re-..';-
-which all add up to more peo- turn journey the water hid risen 't
pie conscious of the need for pro- so. that even the giant- was cover- .'
gress and capable of .accomplish- ed, and its passengers were fore-.",i
ing it. ed to seek safety on the highest.'...5
Men like Eug6ne and his bro- points, and finally to abandon it--
ther Hcrve are out to turn the pa- altogether. -
ge on the pick-and-shovel period Set-backs like this have had no".'.!.
in their country's history., effect on Eug6ne, except, perhaps;'
Herv6, who.knows his machines, to steel-reinforce his determinat- '*
really makes the dirt fly when he ion to ]ick-.flood, mountain, and ';:
gets behind the steel-muscled gi- semi-desert in the carving of a-ri^
ants, Eug6ne reports proudly, new Haiti.
But the power-packed earth-mo-: ..
vers have been known to falter VEVES VODOU .-
in the face of Nature's strength.
Even the heaviest,, most powerful ARTISTIC -ALBUMS -
of Eugene's fleet, the SONACO- .. ,-
sold Le Tourneau machines, were Series I and II -
nd match for the raging floods un- B P i Stri
leashed by-H-azel. By ppe Steri
In the battle against the Croix oSale at
des Bouquets torrent, one of the F. oS-al
machines was buffeted aside and HAITI SUN -
Eugene paid the price of heroism .SANTA MARIA LIBRARY ':
with a- broken leg that laid him LA CARAVELLE ,;
up for months. LIBRAIRIE NOUVELLE --1


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- -PAGE 16

I Reynolds Doctor, New Dispensary, (
r Mean Better Health For (,Habitants,
-'"inhabitants of Plateau SL Croix generally the most hygienic obs-
W"? have abandoned the local houn- tetrical ward'.
gan for modern science. The understanding young doct- J
; And the cause of the conver- or is ideally chosen for work on p
*irn is a snow-white, well-stock- the Plateau-
-.. ed dispensary, and the warmly After ending -rather abruptly f<
0f, human doctor who has been chos- his third year medical studies (
!;.en to run it. in Port au Prince University, Jae- g
S Though the dispensary doesn't ger set out for Canada in 1942. He p
open' officially till April, the me- joined- the Canadian Army, and p
.r. -cli -assistance project has been later put in time lumber Jacking tt
.underway for several months, and mining, as well as studying D
.t Reynolds Mines, the company a 'little bacteriology. R
interested in the exploitation of Given an opportunity to resume
if bauxite on the Plateau, built the his studies i 1949, Jaeger return- tc
t dispensary along with their model ed to the Port au Prince Medical L
P" mining camp for the benefit of Faculty where he was exempted w
employes, from the three first years on the C
S' strength of his previous Universi- ol
E But anyone is welcome, and Dr. ty training. M
SCarl Jeager, Haitian-born camp Three years later, he graduated,
Doctor presently, treats from 250- then did his post-graduate work at T
300 in a one room, makeshift dis- the Sanitorium in Port au Prince.
S-pensary at Moussette each month. He nowlives in a comfortable,
He even goes out into the hills to modern Company house with his W
Encourage people to come in for wife r within shouting distance th
Sinnoculations, X-rays, vitamins, of the dispensary. gi
Sblood-tests (for. malaria) and other ]
*,preventatives medical treatment. ".*.1 ;
With the scientifically equipped .$Y'Y5"'a,.. >'.'. ;, -.. tt
new dispensary to c o m pare e c
.with any in the world- Dr. Jeager .. ..'...... ..c
..expects to get even more patients i.:".?' b
:.'. treated. He enthusiastically point- : f
Sed out to Your Reporter on a tour 0;.. .
Sof the dispensary last week that, ;
:..electricity has already been ins- :...;.' t
k-. tailed 'and plans .are under-way "3 ;'".
'for enlarging the building. '.'C ,,--' u]
?. Staffed by a trained nurse, prac : .''':'
.t teal nurse,'lab and X-ray techni- .. ,*.., r
cians and cleaning crew as well .'' "'*".
.- as the doctor, the neat, functional .' .. : t-.IH
Sdispensary will be equipped with ? '";" Si
0. ,the most modern instruments in- .,[,
-.: eluding a pneolator,,for'giving- ar- Z..B
ttificial respiration, a bed for emer .'
.- '7--gency cases, and 'two operating C..... .. p1
,. tables. The main purpose of the '.''. .' p
.clinique. is the treatment of W&
Emergency cases and the dispense, Dr. Jaeger
ing of preventative medicine, Dr.
: :aeger stated'; NOTICE TO CANADIAN CITI- so
*" Jqeger, a rugged medico, who ZENS fa
picked up "Ns doctoring with a The attention of all CANA- re
.: slice of adventure will go DIAN citizens whether residing Tt
In anywhere to answer a materniy in or visiting this country, is di. ro
Scall. But the sunimons usually reacted to the desirability in their th
V gets in so late that by the time own interests of registering at DA

A. he reaches the mother she already the Canadian Embassy, route du tr.
,b has given birth, the doctor says. Canap Vert (St4ouis 4e Tur-
geau). th
';- When he gets to the home there Registration may be made in be
is little to do besides putting in person or by mail at P.O. Box so
finishing touches, and administer- 826, Port-au-Prince. isl
Ig .g a tetatnus injection a nee- E. R. BeUllemare th
cessity because -a ti-caille is not Charge d'Affaires, a.i. di

B1 o 'the
SOso Blanco

r I..

PHONE 3963





Cure For Hazel's

(Continued from page -1)

After a preparatory Press con-
erence at the Banque Agricole
Enstitut) Thursday morning, a
roup of newspapermen, accom-
anied by U.N. Co-operative ex-
ert Georges Mouton were shown
ie project by S.I.P.P. Director
enys Bellande and Agronomist
end Laroche.
An army 'plane was designated
Transport the journalists to the
e Cap Airport from where they
ere taken by car to the farm at
arrefour La Mort, the crossing
f the Cap-Milot and Cap-Quartier
iorin roads.

The visiting journalists, who
ere getting their- first glance at
ie farm, were greeted by lush,
reen fields- of\regular rows of
Some of the fields were still in
ie harrowing stage, others were
)vered by furrows of sturdy
ushes. Investigation of the, thick
illiage revealed dozens of pods
f beans.
In, one field, a few of the jour-
alists were apprehensive when
iey noticed the plants had dried
p, but Agronomist Laroche ex-
lained that the crop planted the-
e, red peas, was not ready for
arresting until completely dried
iut by the sun.

Agronomist Laroche, pointing
it the powerful new tractors
oughing and harrowing the land,
explained tblt most of the work
as done by machines.
A squad of highly trained per-
nel operate' the mechanised
rming equipment under the di-
ction of Mr. Ecdouard Vieux.
here are 16 operators and tho-
ughly trained mechanics to run
e tractors inherited from SHA-
'S sisal project, and other' light
actors ordered in October.
A net-work of irrigation canals
at-run several kilometers and
irder each field was traced to its
urces by the obliging agronom-
t. He showed the visitors where
e Gd'Rivikre was tapped, some
stance farther along the road,I
y a main artery which led off
e water, through a duct, to the
tches. i
A gate regulates the flow of
water, but sand- constantly fills
e open trench where it meets the

SUNDAY. MARCH 20th, 1955

' Little Miss Lively Wins Worthy Prize I1

Vivacious. dance-loving Carnival queen Giselle Bastien wonr praise for
her merinigng on the Tourism float She also won more cmwcrete
prizes, among theinm:
A Gold necklace and bracelet from President Magloire.
$50.00 Cash Prize from La Commune.
$75.00 Cash Prize fromn Bureau du Tourisme.
16-year-old Giselcle. pictured here with General ilotors local hiead, Mar-
eel Genril (R) and *Frigidairec representative Ekk:e Lemke as she
receives streamlined, new '55-mnodel -frigidaire. is sLtudying English
and typing to fit her Jor stenography her chosen line. ,

river, so a team of men work in
shifts constantly cleaning sand
from the vitally important system.

The irrigation project, of para-
mount importance to the success
of the farming project, is a heri-
thae of Colonial days. 'JI. G. Whit,
widely known contractor of the
thirties, restored the system, but
the present state of efficiency -was
not achieved until after Banque
Agricole engineers rebuilt aofi
improved it."
In one -field, the problem of
sandy soil had been met and over
come only after great difficulty
Agronomist Laroche revealed.

Banque Agricole officials decid-
ed on the farm as soon as it was
evident thet famine would result
from Hazel's devastation.
Study of the weather led to the
choice of the fertile Northern
plantation given up by SHADA

sisal growers, Crops were chosen
with speed as the main objective.
Peas and beans, besfdes.being the
right crops for planting during
the October season, are noted for
their early maturity, Agropomist
Laroche told the journalists.,
Corn also qualified on bqLh
counts, while root crops were
planted because of the pressing
need, as well as their quick
Harvesting, which will altart
this month is expected to show
record results, justifying the de-
cisions of the project heads.

The success of the project will.
also show the superiority of farm-
ing under the system advocated by
the Credit Institute rather than
through Government aid. or pri-
vate loans.
With the ., capital, scientific
know-how and modern machinery
supplied by the Organization, pto-
ductivity among our small farm-
ers can be greatly increased.

I *' 1

xMONDAY NITE Dinner Dance
(Luncheon and dinner dancing daily)
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