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I'rtute Duce Comite Fortuna


There is only one way in which the diverse races of the world can ever
learn fully to agree with each other, and that is to 'dwell together in
unity'. .When we say dwell, we mean dwell... living under the same roof,
trying to understand and sympathise with each other's ways, learning from
each other and behaving like members of one human family. The opportunity to
do this should never be rejected. Any other method is purely theoretical,
and any preachings without positive personal implementation are pure hypocrisy.
That is one reason why the British Labour Government's White Paper on
Immigration is such a miserable and squalid apologia. We criticise it from
the inside, but we are not criticising a petty little group of nationalist
islanders calling themselves Labour; we are censuring the greatest Socialist
Party in the world, which is big enough to take many knocks and to mend its
SWe read the 'White Paper carefully and brushed aside the details about
Mountbatton Report and voucher categories. We grant that there are already
nearly one million Commonwealth immigrants settled in Britain, and that
Britain's overcrowded housing is a real problem. But we feel that the White
Paper has not given the true reason for the new restrictive cutting down of
immigrant intake.. That is, in our view, the attitude of the British electorate
as a whole to coloured settlers, and the uneasiness of Ministers and Members
S of Parliament over this attitude during tight-ropo-majority times.
Nevertheless, the British Labour Party, which has hitherto clung to the
socialist principle of equality regardless of race, fought the election on a
more generous ethic. Patrick Gordon-Walker lost his seat for that ethic.
Now the Conservatives are jibing at the Labour Party for giving in to pressures
which some --- indeed most ---of them helped to create. Laws against race
discrimination and pious hopes on integration are little good unless the
Government shows by its courage in this big issue that it is truly integration-
ist by reversing its decision.
Not all migrants are angels or even assets. We have ourselves spent
patient time in past years initiating unskilled Dominicans into the mysteries
of English plumbing:, radio control, punctuality and so forth. It was worth it.
Labours' election manifesto came. out against 'inequalities that separate
white and coloured races'. True, it declares 'Labour expects that the number
of immigrants entering the U.K. must be limited'. BUT there is no hint that
the number of entrants must be REDUCED.
In fact, we are deeply upset by this White Paper. It does not tell the
whole truth and nothing but the truth, and runs counter to England's great
tradition of extending refuge and hospitality to her own and everybody else
as well. Other West Indian islands have made their protests. But before
anyone in Dominica starts to holler against the English for this piece of
meanness, we ask them to ro-re-ad tnc first lines of this editorial and ask
themselves a few questions. If you were a well-off coloured resident, would
you take a poor white child into your home? If you were a West Indian employer,
would you give a job to a penniless Britisher? Would you share a loaf of
broad with a downe-and-out from overseas? If those people's habits differed
from your own, would you get vexed? ... The Iimmigration ,White Paper is a
j miserable and squalid apologia. Criticise it and protest, if you can find a
means of doing so. But search your hearts at the same time. Integration
woiks two ways.

Saturday, August 14, 1965


Green's Lane Fire
At 1.30 a.m. on
Saturday Agust 7 a wooden dwelling-
house on concrete pillars owned by
Mr. Maximea Jerome of Cochrane
caught fire and was gutted. The
stone-built homes a few feet away
on either side were slightly scorched.
Poor water volume delayed saving of
the blazing structure. Rumours
that the house-owner had lost bananas
in a shed, also by burning, have
not .been confirmed. Police are
investigating the Gran's Lane blaze.

Regarding our report last week
on 'Collision at Grand Bay', the
wording should have been that Mr.
Gerald Benjamin's Car 2000 and Mr.
Maurice Dicoteen's Jeep were in

More Traffic Accidents
One accident
le. to another on Monday at lunchtime.
A collision occurred at the angle
of Queen Mary and Cork Streets between
Car 999 driven by Mr. Vivian
Burke and Car iHo. 1765 owned and
driven by Mr. Bunty Royer, both
drivers sustaining injuries and both
cars being badly damaged. Police
are investigating.
A spectator
after the crash, well known barber Mr.
Deverby B. Doctrovg was injured in
an accident near the same spot
about half an hour later. Mr. Doctrove
sustained serious head injuries, and
was taken to P.M.H. unconscious.
Police investigations are proceeding.
Driver of jeep involved was 14r. .Doec
While agriculturists and industrial-
ists, egged on by Government, are
primin,- up for the 1965 Ag. & Ind.
Exhibition in the Gardens from Oct.
9-11, persons requiring more
information are advised to write
in to Mr. J.H.C. Grell, Sec of the
Exhibition Committee, .the Agricul-
tural Dept: or to the Superintendent,
C.M.s to meet again
Windwards Chief Ministers will hold
an informal meetings in Grenada to
discuss plans (without Barbados)soon.
Public reaction to new moves is not

Dear Madam, A Reproach
Am I correct in reproaching
you for printing the word Centcnary
with an extra 'n' three times in your
last issue? -CRITIC,
Central Roseau.
REPLY: We blush. You are quite right.
--- Ed.

Portsmouth On Vacation
Dear Mrs. Editor,,
Permit me space for
a few words, please.
First, I must congratulate you for
your guts to find another outlet for
our views, which I think is highly
Now, about the boys and girls of
Portsmouth: everyone is aware that it
is now holiday-time for all the Schools,
when our boys and girls are expected to
spend their time reading good books,
enjoying our lovely beaches, resting
themselves and really getting fit for
the opening of school.
Instead of that, the boys and girls
of Portsmouth (with very few exceptions)
spend their time on the streets, going'
from house to house, keeping dirty
conversation, displaying dirty hands
and feet and some of the girls even
wear torn clothes. I have seen boys as
well as girls in houses around me
playing cards and making as much noise
as a tavern. Is such behaviour
becoming to schoolchildren? I am sure
that any interested member of the com-
munity will agree with me that it is
really happening. WORRIED OBSERVER,

The mysteries of birth and death were/
brought to the grieving minds of a la'ge
cross-section of Dominica's populati 'n
when Mrs. Aileen Karam, 29, died at IMH
shortly after giving birth to a fin son,
her fourth child? last week-end.
She was the daughter of Mr. a..d
Mrs. S.J. Lewis, well-known rosid-.ts
of New Town, and wife of Mr. Ayoui Karam,
esteemed engineer-business man. Passes
of floral tributes, long lines o
mourners and even truckloads of ad
villagers from Scotts Head, Sou iere
and Trafalgar, filled th^ Lewis home
where Aileen received her last visitors
in the dignity of death.

Page Two


Saturday, August 14, 1965



Norman Manley, Q.C., P.N.P.
ex-Premier of Jamaica, has been
invited to visit Israel and tour
that country on a speaking assign-
ment next month. The Invitation
came from the Israeli Government.

B.G.'s ex-Premier Cheddi Jagan
said in London that Queen Elizabeth's
visit is part of a deep conspiracy
to perpetuate colonialism" BBC

SAnltigua's C.M., Vere Bird and
advisers, held 'secret talks' in
London this week with Colonial
Office. Bird's aim to get aid for
Antigua's sugar industry is known,
and federation vs. independence
alone is another probable topic.

St. Vincent has secured the services
of a Development Adviser to assist
in planning from Ministry of Over-
seas Development (Mrs. B. Castle).
*** Centenary celebrations of
Salvation Army will take place there
next week at the Methodist Church.

Antirua again Complaints in the
Labour press that a British Tory
"agent" whose name was given as
Crunewing or Crum-Ewing visited
that island to finance and assist
opposition parties there and in
Barbados The Workers' Voice
named the sum of money this
gentleman is said to have declared
to be available.

Barbados Newly appointed U.S. Con-
sul General to succeed Miss Eileen
Donovan, Mr. George Garvin, flew in.
Retiring W,I. French Consul-Gen.
Henri Dumas paid goodbye visit,
went on to B.G. Dr. Carleen
O'Loughlin, leaving to take up
a Chair at Manchester University,
said last Monday at Seawell that
there had been some development in
the Windwards in the last two years,
but considerable sums of money
were required to put the islands
economically on their feet. *:*
Lord Attlee, one-time British P.M.,
landed from M.V. Flandres on Weds.
and received big welcome on board
from Sir John Stow, Governor,Premier
Barrow, and Mayor Mottley. He was
accmpanied by son of Sir F.Soskice,
Britat.n's Home Secretary.


Page~ Three

Lady Hailes, wife of
the first and so far only W.I. Gov-
ernor Ceneral, is Chairman of the
Commonwealth Arts Festival Ball to be
held on Oct 2 at Festival Hall when
the festival concludes. She said:
"The decor will be really West Indian:
...we shall try to have flowers flown
over, but the Hall is so large (it
holds 2,000) that we need something on
a rather more dramatic scale, such as
banana trees."
Caribbean Congress of
Labour has been invited to hold its
third biennial conference in Barbados.

G.C.E. Questions on W.I. History"
"Too Difficult"

F.A. Hoyos, M.A. M.Ed., declared to a
one-day Seminar on West Indian history
held in Bridgetown this week that the
1965 W.I. history examination questions
at G.C.E. "0" level were "far too
difficult". Dominican students who
get through this year will have one
more reason to feel proud;

Martinique's forty French students who
arrived in the minesweeper Altair and
were entertained by the Junior Chamber
of Commerce and given lunch and a river
bath -- but not the opportunity to
meet keen members of the Cercle Francais
in their new clubroom! A pity.

U.W.I. Public Health Tutors Mr. J.B.
GWle and Miss S. Dumont are here until
Aug. 14 for discussions ranging from
Social Services Minister Stevens
through S.M.O. Shillingford to Health
Inspectors, District Nurses and Village
Council representatives. Several of
Dominica's Nurses and H/Inspectors
were trained at the University of the W.I.
Dominica's Blind School benefited from
two kind ladies -- Miss Sylvia Johnson,
who sells their handiwork, and Mrs.
Philip Nassief, who donated $50.00
Dominica again C.H.S. teacher Miss
Jennifer Lawrence has been awarded a
scholarship to the College of the
Virgin Islands and arrives in St.Thomas
on September 23. She is the second
C.IT.S. graduate to be so privileged,
first eigy Miss Lolaa Shillin-ford,
aiT w se arn s ard I.'&
rs. bBo..Shll-lngor o

Page Four THE STAR Saturday, August 14,1

by Kristyan

"!hocn last did you visit your Mum, son?"
"Bout two years 'back'."
And you find that's right, ch?"
"Hmm! Getting funny ideas non?"

Charlie was a prodigal. At an early age, his attitude towards his relatives
was extremely below standard. He only visited them in times of his need. His
old 'Pap' had died, leaving almost nothing at all for the old woman. The- tiny
thatch covered house was inadequate for a family of six. Now Charlie no
longer required the old lady's affection and assistance; things came to him
easily and he did not sweat at any job. The little girl who 'high-tailed' him
was just another delinquent. Charlie painted the town day and night. The
Police had warned him on many occasions for troubles he had caused in various
neighborhoods, and there were theft reports against him.
Carnival celebrations were drawing near and everyone was making prepara-
tions for the gala holidays. Charlie was dead broke, but could not face his
relatives, for he knew they wore not ;-oing to listen to a fancy story.
His Hum was a wretched, poor, old-looking woman aged about fifty-eight,
with five kids to care for. Her hair was almost grey, her deep eyes in her
lined face made her look- like an old witch. She was very thin, and her chcek-
bones showed her malnutrition state.
Charlie the wayward was her eldest son, but all the responsibilities now
lay on Clayton. On many occasions Clayton had gone to his big brother, trying
to make him understand that his help was needed, influencing him towards
returning home to ease the formidable load. But God never makes any two
people with the same determination and way of thinking. Charlie was a disloyal
and conspicuous rogue; he paid no heed to Clayton's urgings and persuasions.
Every time the old woman's mind flashed back to the rascal, tears rolled
down her bony cheeols. "I regret I ever gave birth to this boy!" After
realising what she had said, she would always ask Our Lord for forgiveness.
Such gricvino: caused-her to look more miserable than before. There was no one
to give her consolation; the girls were too young to provide any; they needed
care themselves, for their cager eyes always peered out of the broken-down
windows, and their hands were often outstretched -- seeking help from passers-by.
Those who could do so looked pitfully down on Ma-Yan and her children, but
no vital assistance arrived. They were being given some food by the Nuns,
but this could never be enough.
Poor land, poor people, peering eyes and hungry bellies!
Clayton, a "entlo, mannerly and quiet guy, cared little for the pleasures
of the world. He paid particular attention to his family, but this meant
that he could not afford having a young woman to care for. For this reason
he ignored the opposite sex. He was quite handsome, and the girls in town
hungered for his company. "If only Charlie would help us at home, oh Lord,
things would be better," he said over and over again.
Time passed, and the Carnival festival was only two days ahead. An alarm
went out --- the Police were seeking information on a reported stolen sum of
money. Charlie, being a professional and known thief, was always covered.
The young scum, never realizing that the law had him under suspicion, spent
money lavishly among his rowdy friends; before long, he was put behind bars.
But first the Police investigation squad reached Charlie's home (Clayton
was out), and found the miserable old woman sitting on the floor with an old
torn 'twel-dinor' dress, looking up like a baby with relentless eyes at the
huge men-monsters in uniform who blocked the doorway.
The Policeman in charge of the squad of three moved forward while the
others held Charlie in custody, suggesting to the old woman she might stand
her son bail before he was put in jail.
".Lat can I do?" she asked with a shower of tears rolling down, her
face. I hardly know this boy any more. Oh, God! Help me. Take me'!"

Saturday, August 14, 1965 THE STAR Page Five

THE PRODIGAL (continued)
Looking quite disturbed, the Policeman could find nothing in consolation
to say. He was a government officer doing his duty; although his heart throbbed
in sympathy, he -knmc he could do little. He was a woman's son too, but never
had he been such a disgrace to his own mother. After hesitating for a while,
he said "Do you mean you've never seen your son for a long while?"
"You're right," the old lady replied with not even enough strength to
keep her sitting up. She hit the floor like a piece of rock and her face
kissed the dirty crocus bag.
The Policeman raised her, shaking his head. "Sorry, Mum, but the only
rightful thing I can see to do, is to put him in jail."
The old woman had heard nothing; she didn't even hear when they badeher
goodbye. Then Clayton returned home he found her on the floor again; in her
agony she kissed him and begged the Lord to give him strength and courage to
look after his two youngest and two teen-age sisters. The Lord did not spare
her any chance to reveal the desolate event which had stricken her but ing.tgad
shut her eyes in an endless and forever-lasting sleep.

Charlie's case was called and he was sentenced to one month's hard labour.
It was only then that Clayton learned what had happened. As Charlie passed
near Clayton outside the Court, he stood motionless. "How is mother?" he asked.
"She's dead."
"Oh Lord God, why didn't You take me instead!"
Charlie had never admitted that he was wronr" before.
The Lord Jesus Christ know exactly what he was doing, and spared the life
of a ro,-ue (a prodigal), taking into His care an old woman who meant little
to thI earth.
The days flew into weeks, the dust of Carnival had died down, Lent rolled
on. Clayton had to hurry back home from work in the afternoons to organise
the household work. By the time Charlie's term of imprisonment was over he
was an entirely new man. He went straight to the old home to assist Clayton
with his heavy burdens. Soon they worg hand-in-hand. The Lord had opened a
new way. They built a modest new house with sufficient space for all.
The old lady was not there, but there hung on the beautifully designed
partition a picture taken in better days of the mother who died to open a new
door for her children and a new character for her prodigal son.

We understand that our readers are pleased tos oa'new short-short-
story every week, and shall try to continue the series, with occasional
reprints of some of the world's greatest short-shorts, when copyright permits.
The tales you have read so far were written by members of Dominica's new
Short Story Club, which meets in the STAR office from time to time. The
authors retain copyright of their work, but arrangement to publish elsewhere
may be made if requested. The Editor will be pleased to consider fiction
contributions by new writers, and these will be paid for, but please keep
under a 1000-word limit for space reasons.

-.-. -- -^ -.-E7.- T'C R I-EBE -R .-
"Style is the dress of thoughts" --- Lord Chesterfield.
"Dead he is not, but departed ---for the artist never dies" --- Longfellow
"Exaegoration is to paint a snake and add legs" --- Chinese proverb
"There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that
everybody guesses .---Geocornard Shaw

4. .

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Saturday, August 14, 1965

On her birthday next year, H.M.
the Queen will announce "The Queen's
Award to Industry" -- to encourage
export effort and technological ad-
vance in British industry. rir.Harold
Wilson said that the award would
reward and stimulate. Her Majesty
divested an ex-Foreign Office official
of his O.B.E. this week, for his
defection to Russia. Loser of the
honour is Harold Philby said to
have been the mysterious third man
in the Burgess-Maclean case. When
the Duke of Edinburgh goes to New York
on March 8, he will be the guest of
Variety Clubs International, a youth
organisation of which he is a life
member. Commonwealth youth will be
Great Britain & Commonwealth
All the
argument has been on Labour's
immigration policy. A delegation
including two Govt. Ministers and an
opposition delegate flew to London
to make strong pro
Sin gapore seceded
from the Malayasian Federation and
came out for independence alone.
Wilson said: "It's no surprise".
Singapore, led by Lee Quan Yew, will
remain in the Conmmonwealth, but may
expect pressure from Indonesia and
British exports reached the record fig
ure of closing the trade gap by 1 m.
Tanganyika's President INyerere
sayd he is "still for E. African
Federation, but it cannot be expected
this year or next".
CANADA is selling enormous quantities
of wheat to Soviet Russia, where the
harvest has been poor.
Fiji has come out against self-
government with independence if it
means "severing the link forged by
our forefathers". A Govt. Minister
there told the constitutional conf.:
"we have never found a sound or valid
reason to denude ourselves of, let
alono abandon, our historic and
happy association with the United
Kingdon." Britain's ColSec. said
that in a rapidly changin- world it
was in t..e long terrn interest of
Fiji to accept a considerable measure
of responsibility for running her
own, affairs. Montserrat will have
a new power station next year. English
Electric (chairman, Sir Charles
Snow, famous writer) is doing- the
diesel installation.

BritAin has assured the U.N. Geneva dis-
armament conference that she will never
agree to any treaty giving West Germany
or other non-nuclear countries "a finger
on the nuclear trigger".
United States missile base in Arkansas
exploded and 53 bodies, all civilians,
were re-covered. *** 1500 people clashed
with police in Los Angeles on Weds. eve
and there was another clash on Thurs.
when disturbance broke out between
Negrocs and Whites following the arrest
of a Negro by a white Policeman for
drunken driving. Louisiana has chal-
lenged the Federal Voting Rights Bills
signed by President Johnson last week.
An action has been filed against the
U.S. Attorney Gen. stating that the bill
discriminates against the Southern States.
United States has appointed its first
Negro Solicitor General Mr. Marshall.
Vict Nam fighting continues intensified.
American fighter planes were shot down
over areas without known missile bases
(North Viet Nam). This week U.S.
official sources said the tide was turn-
ing favourably but it would be a long
war. One billion dollar pay-raise
for U.S. armed forces was announced.
Special bonys for service in Viet Nam.
Officers pay is raised by six per cent.
Nobel Peace Prize-winners (eight) have
apWealed to all nations to assist to
bring peace to Viet Nam. President
Nkrumah of Ghana sent a second private
message to the U.S. President on Viet Nam.
Greece is still locked in a deadly
struggle between ex-P.M. Papandreou and
Kin; Constantine, who refuses general
elections "in the troubled state of the
Solomon and New Hebridgs islands, Pacific
- grave earthquakes have taken place
in these islands.

Trinidad: Dr. Eric Williams threatened
stern measures against 'trouble makers'
who mi-ght disturb Government's working.
** ******* Stephen Maharaj, ex-D.L.P.
deputy leader, has founded another
political Party, ""Workers & Farmers"
in Trinidad, and noted author,Cricket
commentator and political philosopher
C.L.R. James will be Secretary.
BARBADOS has come out in the open at last
for 'independence alone' with Barrow's
white paper, published two months late
Trinidad Texaco gave a 575,000 gi-t
for buildin- laboratories at Naparim
College, San Fernando. St. ucia i
holding an art exhibition wit i U.1W. .(EM)


Saturday August 1k, 196_ THE STAR Page Seven

S-- Leona Thompson Reports to M.H.A.

"''Dominica has a quality in a way of life... a lack of violence (so prevalent
in most other countriesi. it has a beauty -- geographically and in the spirit
of its people -- that nowhere else has in the world!" These words, spoken by
Mrs. Leona Thompson, New York Psychiatric Social Worker, were the genuine sugar
that coated the pill of her forthright talk on Tuesday August 3 to the Dominica
Mental Health Association.
Acknowledging first of all the great work done in the last three years by
the M.H.A. (which had steered the Mental Hospital to its new status under medical
rather than penal administration), Mrs. Thompson went on to point out that even
now it could not yet be thought of as a Psychiatric Hospital since both the
situation of the building and the building itself were redolent of prison. She
welcomed the promise of the Minister that a proper mental hospital adjacent
to the P.M.H. would be started within a twelve-month. Among her other recom-
mendations, she declared that persons who would work there should be consulted
about the hospital design and that measures be taken well in advance to ensure
that, when the new Psychiatric Hospital opened, there should be staff ready
trained to receive, treat and act' when the patients started to arrive.
Mrs. Thompson laid great emphasis on youth. "Machines are not going to
make a country prosperous unless you have well-adjusted, mentally-healthy persons
to run them," she said, "and the world of Dominica tomorrow depends on the Youth
of today." The M.H.A. had done a remarkable job in recognizing and persuading
others that Mental Health was a need of the whole community: Mental Health and
the whole field of Public Health, it is now realized, are closely related.
Those who took up the healing of the mentally sick in the U.S.A. now, after
their eight-year course in psychiatry, take two years of field work in public
health before proceeding to practise.
Many technical details on the care of the mentally ill were expounded to
the Association by Mrs. Thompson and these will be embodied in her official
Report. On the more general side, she mentioned the lack of visiting of the
patients by relatives and pointed out that the difficulty was an economic one
since transport to the mental home was uncertain and, from country districts,
expensive. Aftercare and follow-up to avoid recurrence of mental illness would,
Sfor the time being, have to be the business of the Social Development Dept.
and the voluntary organizations such as the M.H.A. Psychiatric social workers
were not, she felt, as important as a resident psychiatrist.
A radio talk by Mrs. Thompson has been recorded; this will give her views
more fully and will be broadcast during, Mental Health Week (October 16-23).
At close of business, the meeting approved the plans of the subcommittee for
Mental Health Week and gave them the "go-ahead" to make all arrangements.
Leona Thompson was heartily congratulated upon her hard-hitting report by
the President, Archdeacon Harold Lane, and all present wished her Good-speed and
hoped that she would pay Dominica another visit soon. ---R

Police in South Africa recently raided the offices of the Institute of
Race Relations, Durban, of which the Roman Catholic Bishop of Durban and a
retired Chief Justice were leading committee members. The Institute was founded
for the betterment of social, human and racial attitudes. *** S. African
Minister of Justice, Mr. Forster, denied that political prisoners were being
maltreated in the Union, said they could always be visited by South African MPs,
and that the International Red Cross would be allowed to have private inter-
views with prisoners at any time.


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West Indians are sometimes accused of being impervious to irony or satire.
If so, they are not alone in this. The perils of irony were never better
illustrated than in the following example: Lord Justice Bowen, when acting as
a Puisne Judge, had before him a burglar in the British Courts who, having
entered a house by the top floor, was captured belowstairs in the act of sampling
the silver. The Defence was more ingenuous than ingenious. The accused was
alleged to be a person of eccentric habits, much addicted to perambulating on the
roofs of adjacent houses, and occasionally dropping in 'permiscuous' through an
open skylight. This naturally stirred the Judge to caustic comment. Summing-i-,
he is reported to have said:-
"If, gentlemen, you think it likely that the prisoner was merely indulging
in an amiable fancy for midnight exercise on his neighbour's roof; if you think
it was kindly consideration for that neighbour which led him to take off his
boots and leave them behind him before descending into the house; and if you
believe that it was the innocent curiosity of the connoisseur which brought him
to the silver pantry and caused him to borrow the teapot, then, gentlemen, you
will acquit the prisoner!"
To Lord Bowen's dismay, the Jury did instantly acquit the prisoner.

Pope Paul, speaking to 10,000 children from the terrace of his summer
residence, Castel Gandolfo during the twentieth anniversary of the atomic
devastation of Hiroshima, Japan, told his young audience that such a dreadful
outrage should never be repeated.

Good journalists sometimes write famous novels though (in my view) they
seldom write great ones, perhaps because they live in the ephemeral woild of
day-to-day fact. The author of THE SHOES OF THE FISHEREAN is notable journalist
Morris West. His work is lifted above mere competence by the driving force of
its theme and the immense loving research he has put into it. It has the ring
of 'imaginative authenticity.'
The shoes are, of course, St. Peter's, and the imaginary Fisherman is a
Russian-born Pontiff, Kiril I, who had suffered imprisonment under the Soviets
but had the courage to carry on a correspondence with Kamenev, the Russian
leader, with the aim of helping the whole world.
Beginnin, with a privileged reporter's-eye view of the Vatican election,
this gripping novel delineates some of the mental, moral, spiritual and sexual
dilemmas of Rome. It is an entirely credible account of pomp and circumstance
and true saintliness, extremely revealing to non-Catholics, and the characters
of Kiril the Pontiff and Jean Telemond the outlawed priest who returns to
deliver a tremendous thesis (which was rejected), are wonderfully well drawn.
A great deal of this book lays emphasis on doctrine, which is fascinating
to the philosophical-minded and does not, it so happens, detract from the pace
of the story --- which is, after all, a drama of doctrine. We have discovered
that intellectual Roman Catholics think highly of Morris Westt' fine Papal novel.
He may be remembered also for THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, and his new work THE
AMBASSADORS is just published.
As it is entirely probable that THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN will have a
long waiting list, put your name down earlyS

After assessing the present situation with respect to notification by
intending exhibitors, the Committee of Management has reluctantly decided to
postpone the .FlQgr.Show fixed for 26 Aug. 1965, to t&%teh gn ece l e-ar,

Saturday, August 14, 1965 THE STAR Page Nine

(G.O. No. 115) N 0 T I C E
Registrar's Office,
6th August, 1965.
The Workmen's Compensation Ordinance (Cap. 122)

It Is Hereby Notified for general information that
the Commissioner for Workmen's Compensation will be
holding a court at the Magistrate's Court, Roseau,
on Friday 20th August 1965 at 2.00 p.m. to consider
and determine the claims of the dependants of
Joseph Lewis deceased to certain moneys in the
hands of the Registrar of the Supreme Court.

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Town Clerk in the
Municipality of Roseau.
The salary of the post which is pensionable is in the scale of
$2220 x ,144- $3228.
SPoint of entry will be determined by the qualifications
and experience of the successful applicant.

The duties of the post are principally those of a Votes' Clerk
and Store-keeper in a Government Department, but the appointee will be
required to assist the Town Clerk generally, and to perform such other
duties as may be prescribed by the Council or the Town Clerk from time to
Applicants who must be holders of the Cambridge School Certificate
Sor its equivalent, should address their applications supported by two
testimonials, to the Acting Town Clerk, Roseau Town Council, toaeach him
not later than 31st August 1965.
Appointment is subject to the approval of the Administrator-in-
Acting Town Clerk.


A Court for the revision of the Voters' List of the Roseau Town Council
Council for the Period 1965/1968, will be held at the Court House, Roseau, at
11 o'clock in the forenoon on Thursday the 19th August 1965.

-Dated the 7th day of August 1965.
Revising Officer.
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PRESS GEMS FROM ANTIGCUA (Workers' Voice) : Among the entoeiners ...
will be the Morrymen of Barbados, the Shell invaders of Trinidad, a hell-raising
troupe of entertainers from Dominica... `**the 1864 Carnival Queen led the
way throu-h the princi-pal streets. ..followed by the 1965 Queen Contestants...