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THE STAR
RESE,: -. I
FO H DOMINICA
6 2 A'S 1 7 I
NEW YORK 21, N7- Vihltute Duce Conomite For('tna
SEditor PHYLLIS SHAND ALLFREY


Vol. I No. 4 August 21st, 1965 Five Cents


BACKGROUND TO NATIONHOOD
The history -- social, cultural, religious, economic and political --
of a people is the foundation of nationhood, and for this reason we approve
the proposed celebrations for Discovery Day 1965, regardless of limitations;
but history depends upon records and these are often lacking in Dominica.
The blame for certain gaps may be apportioned over the centuries to Governors,
Administrators, absentee landlords, private individuals interested only in
theip own families or in running their estates for gain and, in recent years,
to complete public apathy and ignorance.
:A striking example of this was the careless treatment meted out to the
contents of the Victoria Museum when it was taken over to become a Magistrates
Court : many of the priceless stone artifacts (the only record we have of pre-
Columbian civilization here), and the collection of butterflies, birds etc.
were stolen, left to decay, or destroyed. Numerous fires in the Registry
have decimated our earlier archives, and carelessness with bound copies of
old newspapers has created further havoc in recent years. We have ourselves
seen the broken glass case containing Carib relics exposed to every hand on
the Library verandah during. recent reconstruction. Microfilms of Executive
Council minutes and newspapers have been made, but that does not mean that
the records should then be disposed of; film is perishable and in any case
cannot be viewed in Dominica without viewing equipment. Let us remember also
the recent incineration of certain Government departments.
We now hear that West Indian (Eastern) government archives are to be
transferred to Barbados (which plans to become independent soon both of the
"Mother Country" and the other Eastern Caribbean islands Dominicans wishing
to pay for a trip to Barbados to look something up will in the near future
rate as foreigners, it would appear.
The Caribbean Archives Conference due to take place at Mona, Jamaica,
in September should be most instructive and we hope that an Archivist who
spent many weeks here this year collating and sorting the archives will be
present to give his views.
Nobody has written a full history of Dominica since Atwood.(1798), nor
is anyone likely to do so unless the material is available. We fervently
hope that Government will send an able and experienced delegate to this
valuable conference; for only then can they really claim to be interested
in Dominica's nationhood... a segment of the Caribbean nationhood for which
broadminded patriots still yearn.

LEGISLATIVE -COUNCIL
Next Tuesday's Leg. Co. meeting promises to be an interesting o0-, Aside
from the laying of Government papers and official business, Hon. E.B. Henry
will ask what it bost to attend the several Little Federation Conferences;
Hon. E.C. Loblack will move that the STAR be placed on the list of electoral
symbols for political parties; and the Firearms Ordinance, if- passed, will
make it difficult for anyone to possess unlicensed firearms -- and the
possessor will have to pay more for a licence, which will be welcome since
the shooting of a Policeman last November and other incidents. Relief in
Pensions to certain retired Civil Servants not previously pensionable may be
forthcoming; and the Order Paper puts forward an Amending Ordinance to
legalise gaming as well as lotteries.. The Supplementary Estimates contain
many outlets for argument. In fiew of forthcoming elections, many people may
attend to listen.







Saturday, August 21, 1965


LOCAL NEWS


il Depar^ture of their relatives who were
y at 2 p.m., on holiday here saddened last week-end

day at 10 a.m. two well-known Dominican families.
John R. Vanderpool and his wife, also
ttee of Finance. Arnold Vanderpool, flew off to resume
rdially invited), work in America; by the same plane,
, Messrs. Valentino and Orlando Toulon


British Overseas Volunteers: their
number is now six, augmented by
the arrival of Ir. John S. Strachan
(Chartered Accountant), posted to
Ministry of Finance, and Mr. Gordon
Bell (Civil Engineer) to aid in
Ministry of Communications & Works.
S *
Mosquitoes: worst news of week
for Dominicans is news released by
W.I.O. Sanitarian Carlton Gilkes,
here on investigatory/advisory
visit, that this island is last
stronghold of yellow fever mosquito
Aedes Erypti Eradication is a
rmust, since the disease is quarantin-
able.

Coqm;iunity Develo-pment: U.N. adviser
John Kiergwin left after four-day
visit to look into our social
framework and make community
development recommendations.
* ; *
Teaching Profession here is being
represented at the important meeting
convened in Antigua Aug 22-28,by
Head Teachers B. J. Rose (Pres.,
Dominica Union of Teachers) and
D.A,Nicholas, Asst. Gen. Secretary.
They flew out today. Meeting is spon-
sored by the Caribbean Union of
Teachers and World Confederation
of the Teaching Profession.
* *

Dominica is evidently ohly island
excluded from itinerary of Jamaicas
Flying Showcase -- aircraft loaded
with produce,' eauty Queen, etc.ec
* *
Missinij Bo : Police confirmed in
mid-wIeek that Mr. Ashley Roberts
of Goodwill, returned migrant from
Britain, still had no idea where
hib son Emmanuel was.
* *
APOLOGY We apologise to our over-
seas readers and subscribers for
late posting of their copies. It is
due to the rush on local sales and
our scraping together of the "overs
for abroad. Sorry. Will remedy. Ed.


also lei; Dominica.
* *

Accident -- Deux Branches A truck (1833)
owned and driven byGerald Andrew of
Portsmouth and loaded with tarish,
went down a precipice. Driver unhurt;
truck badly damaged.
* *
Local Newsbriefs: Stock feed and
chick feedare on sale in the Government
Marketing Department The same
Dept. is gathering good dry coconuts
and pumpkins for a shipment to U.S. by
end of month. Coconuts 5- cents
per nut, pumpkins 5 cents per lb. ***
GIRL GUIDES Trainer, Miss Beryl
Martin, will arrive in Dominica on
Oct. 29 (till 12 Iovember.) *****
Senior member of Barbados House of
Assembly George Batson was here this
week on date-collecting tour for
parliamentary book after course in
Britain. ****
Save the Children Fund: Miss Monica
Green visited Dominica this week,
while the second course in Child Care
at the Training Centre in St. Vincent
is half-way through. Soon applications
will be considered from young women
between the ages of 21 and 30 who wish
to be students of the next course Jan. '66..
Aim of the course, which emphasises
child psychology and nutrition, is to
produce trained women who not only
know how to run a Day Nursery on
sound practical lines, but who have
an increased understanding of the
emotional and physical needs of small
children. Miss Green says that
all visitors to St. Vincent are
cordially invited to visit the Child
Welfare and Training Centre whenever
they visit Kingstown, St. Vincent. *
It has attached to it the only
paediatrician in the Eastern Caribbean
Dr. A.C.K. Antrobus. **

SUBSCRIPTION rates to STAR: in response
to requests, we are still offering
20 copies of the STAR commencing
with week of subscription, for $1.00.


LOCAL NEWS
Legislative Counc
meets next Tuesda
preceded ,the same
by Standin- Commi
(The Public is co
* *


Page Two


THE STAR






Saturday, August 21, 1965C THE STAR Page Three


CARIBBEAN VIEWS


British Guiana's Premier Forbes Burnham
described the free trade area B.G./
Barbados/Anti.gua as the answer to what
they had been lacking in economic
co-operation **
Antiua will have a 5-man Commission
to inquire into her sugar industry,
said Mrs. Barbara Castb, Minister of
Overseas Development ** In answer to
a question in the House, Mr. Greenwood
told M.P.s that Leewards television,
which started in Antigua on June 17,
was operated jointly by the Govt. of
Antigua, the Bermuda Broadcastin" Co.,
Rediffusion, and (US.) Columbia
Bandcasting System. British programmes
take up 1 hour and U.S. programmes 2-
hours daily. Ser-ice will be extended
to Montserrat but not to St. Kitts. **
A market for local produce from Dominica
such as dashoens, tannias, plaintains
and yams is being promoted by the Govt.
Marketing Dept. via Federal Ships. **
Barbados Labour Party continued this
week their study of Barrow's white
paper, preparatory to sending in their
views to both Barbados Govt. and the
Secretary of State for.the Colonies **
The white paper was under attack also
Sin the Barbados House of AssembJly **
"No commriient" yet from Britain. '
Janaica's Minister of Labour said in
London that Mr. Wilson had "broken his
promise not to discriminate against
coloured immigrants" --- this was
later officially denied by the British
Government ** a Jamaican will run
against Ir. Herbert Bowden, Lord President
of the Council and. Leadr oftthe House.,
of Comunons in te next Briisn general
Election, .
St Lucia: C.D. & W. has allocated the
sum of $270,000 for "reactivation"of Bean-
field Airfield at the Southern end of St.
Lucia, if B.W.I.A. trial landings are
successful. (Beanfield was U.S. Base)..
Trinidad: 5 students from Dominica are atten-
ug 'adrt'Art and Drama summer school at
U.W.I. hero. They are: Miss Yvette
George (teacher, Grandbay), Miss Valentine
James (St. Martins School), Mr. Willie
Fevrier (Grand Bay Boys School).....
grants from Ministry of Social Services;
Miss Olive Brand (teacher, D.G.S.) and
Miss Angela James (civil senant). BWIA
allowed a 5Q% rebate on their air fares.
G,C., _Exm, January 1966: entries'
should rucch Education Dept. Roseau, by
15th Sept. 1965. Entry fee $7.20.

Fees (subject ): O.level;.2.40-, Adv: i!7.20.


Martinique: When a young girl came
into a shop in the Rue St. Louis with
what appeared to be a suspicious
amount of money (10,000 old francs),
she was questioned by the sales-staff
who suspected that the cash was stolen,
and reported to the Police. The 13-yr.
old girl had selected various purchases.
Gendarmes asked the girl whether she had
not been accused of larceny previously;
words flew; a crowd assembled, taking
sides with the shopkeeper or the girl,
The shop doors were closed.. Demonstrat-
iohts resulted,City Councillors intervened;
even Mayor Aime Cesaire, Police Commis-
sioner Age appealed to the cDowds to
go home (the young girl had returned to
her parents).. The Acting-Prefect sincee
Administrator Petit had left for France)
also spoke to the agitated demonstrators.
who were told that several thefts involving
a girl had recently occurred, hence the
questioning of the youthful shopper.
How did it end? The glass front of the
shoD was smashed and teen-age trouble-
makers looted the shop. Tear gas was
used. The fury went on late into the night.
Mr. Stanley Gilkes of the Prefecture
was wounded and his clothing torn.

Grenada : Winban meeting this week-
end to discuss a resihoagrooment with
Geest Industries and banana yields per
acre; Dominica's.representatives ---
Mr. Stafford Shillingford, Messrs. S.O.
Pringle, J.P. Bruney,, C.A.Romain.


Spanish 14wsbriefs The Spanish Govern-
meont has passed a law to abolish censorship
of the Press except where it concerns
religion, General France, and the principle:
of his Government. ***


*Bgating Off The Pirates*
Writing< in the London OBSERVER, Mchael
Manser said recently that "if the
Caribbean is'to remain an idyllic
holiday area, the property developers
must-not be allowed to wreck its',irgin
coastlines. Mansor n sidr Perhaps
the West Indies Governments could 'ive a
lead to the world in the way they use
their territories and unite to create
a playground for humanity..***
LINE TO REMEMBER: (by Morris West) --
*I believe that man is a moral animal
caught in the consequences of his own acts.






Page Four THE STAR Saturday August 21, 196

Short Story "LES MISERABLES"
by Cherubim

It was almost break of day. The fishing boats were riding the billows
entering the shores. Along the beach were many children waiting to steal
whatever came within theirreach. This is how life is in the rural seaside
areas. In this particular stony shore the kids wore no trousers and their
tongues rolled fluently, speaking intensive patois. Right before my eyes was
the rugged beach with a stinking latrine. Dammit, if there's one thing I
dislike in these distant communities, it's the insanitary toilets. The smell
is always abominable, the waste matter falls into the sea and the pigs get it
to eat: these are the animals which the butchers kill and sell in the markets!
Far off towards the horizon is a point named in remembrance of a great
Scot in English Service. It is said that this hero was beheaded there, on
the spot over which a concrete cross stands.
In the little bay four men gambled around a large kerosine can under a
tamarind tree which provided good shelter. All the men at that game were
married and had children. They cared little about family life and gave
still less; but when they went home they made a big fuss if the tables were
bare, or food unprepared.
The boats hit the shore and the ragged fishermen had achieved a good
day's catch; they sounded the (lambi) horn tocsin and the women (black-
mlarket as they are called) fishmongers, dressed in flourbag and and jeun-ga
clothing, dashed with their baskets to buy fish at wholesale price to sell
for the languishing tomwspeople. Unfortunately, the folks of the village
hardly got a pound of fish for themselves. When the women rushed forward
I felt heartbreak. ..'this is not the way Our Lord ever meant life to be."
The children ran round and round, holding little fishes by their tails.
"James, mi-yon," a little sprat shouted, and as James ran to welcome his
prosperous friend, he said gaily: "Nous ka fai yon mess, garcon!" In a split
second a mean fisherman caught sight of James and his friend, and tossed an
oar at the two young thieves. But they were moving too fast to be hit.
James was clad in an old vest (probably his Mam's retired garment); his
hair was like heads of clove; his greyish eyes glittered like a cat's and his
long jaw was thin. Both he and his friend had emerged from a long sea-bath
and their skins were covered with sea-salt* '. As they ran
off, they took with them another glimpse of life in the raw.
The beach was almost bare now, and the fishermen washed their feet in
the sea and strolled off like 'wheels' leaving their big offices. It was nice
to see them go away; they were quite content with their jobs, they provided
fish for the people!
The four gamblers were still there, and as the setting sun eventually
saluted the horizon tenderly, spreading a masterpiece of colour on the blue
sky, they looked unconcerned. Many villagers walked past with bouseyes
(torches) looking for the crabs which left their holes for a free night's prowl.
-I entered a nearby shop. "Packet of Hillsborough cigarettes, please!"
The lady behind the counter rose from her seat, an old coke-crate, and sold
the packet to me. On the counter was a bottle of KOR-PJK-TIT ALL rum, a
ministerial production, Drunkards gathered round and drank their 'blessed
tonic'. Some amateurs dashed for a glass of water, which tasted like sulphur,
to help carry down the bevorages... Their mouths breathed fumes like dragons.
I lit my cigarette and started patrolling the small village; everywhere
I passed, every-g~il seemed to 6'b6 egnant. My mind was in a tumult. "What
are these babies going to be fed?" I wondered, and shook my head, continuing
on i:.y journey. When I reached the place where I stay- and lay on my bed,
hoping to have a good night's rest, something went wrong next door.
"Ou ka gamble tout jour evey attwelma ou kai vini pou souppey?"






Attiruay, August 21, 1965 THE STAR Page Five


LES :ii'*iA.LEd; (continued)
Directly I knew that one of the unfortunate wives was attacking her
husband. The children were awake, and as the elders'voices grew louder
they began to cry, "Quittay Mama," someone said; it sounded like my daring
rogue James.
I could not rest; apart from the noise next door, a gramaphone was
playing loudly and the craupauds were croaking. Sleep never seemed to come;
I stretched like a snake, on and off, peeping through a hole in oiri old
board house to see what was going on. The man did not remain quiet: he
savagely replied. The words were filthy and crude. Those innocent kids were
hearing what was absolutely wrong, quite against a teacher's will. As the
quarrel grew more intense the man lost his self-control and tossed the
miserable woman and her children outside one by one. The kids helped their
Mum to torpedo the old house with stones. The doors were pulled off and
soon only the dog outdoors was left to take care of night-prowlers, especially
soukouyants and lougarous. Soon there was a pile of stones just below
my window, and that crude neighbour thought it wise to sit there disturbing
my peace. I picked up a bucket of souf-water and dashed him.
"Ouchi Yo mouyez-mweh1" The brute got sober right away; I had done
him good. "Mariel Marie! Ouvwayl" But no-one paid heed to his call,
Quite miserably he was forced to sleep on his bed and pillow of stones.
When everyone was awake and the Sunday sun lashed him on his face, he shook
his head and got to his feet.
"Papal Papal" a little one shouted, running into his outstretched
arms. "Wher-ah you sleep las' night?"
"Lal" he answered, pointing to his stony mattress. He did not look
like a brute in daylight, but the only trouble was the rum-drinking and
gambling, which played a major part in his life.
In this small community the landowners were more concerned over their
employees than the Government was over its citizens. They had provided a
public latrine and bath on their property; and after a cool bath I dressed
and went to Church.
Someone was snoring loudly behind me, and I didn't look round until
the priest was through reading his sermon. There, lying on the back-rest
of my seat, was this man who had slept. in the open. This time he no longer
looked miserable, but like a drowsy gentleman. Perhaps his wife and children
were praying amongst the fishermen in their Sunday best.
Are there two personalities in every human being, one leading him to
do evil and the other right?



TINY YACHT CROSSES ATLANTIC
The smallest sail-boat ever to cross the Atlantic was safely brought
into Falmouth Harbour, England, by journalist Robert Mandly, whose wife
and children welcomed him there. The solitary helmsman said that he had
suffered from hallucinations during his remarkable 11-day ordea, and had
imagined that his craft was being run down by large. liners.

.VIRGIN ISLANDS CONSTITUTION
A woman, Mrs. Mary Proudfoot of Somerville College, Oxford, wrote
the report on the Constitution of the British Virgin Island which is now
being considered by both the British and Virgin Islands Governments.

NEW LOCAL DEACON ORDAINED
A large congregation filled Roseau Cathedral when Rev. Edward Alexander,
one-time Dominica Chronicle employee, was ordained a Deacon on Assumption
feast-day. His Lordship Bishop Boghaert officiated and preached the sermon.








Page Six TE STJ


QUEEN AND COMMIOWEALTH
Some sections of our community
c:-o urging Her -Majesty to "appear
-. uniform" (presumably the hot
-..ids plumage or her incredibly
;. y gold-and jewelled crown!);
iL-'t this is a democratic age, and
Her Majesty's uncrowned head
will appear on the new Churchill
.--shilling pieces, to be
S..rculated in Britain in October.
oially, they will be called
':....-cill crowns". Orders from
_;:, ..;as will be honoured.
F T':'' ._i bicycle built by Charles-
Prince of Wales and friends has
raised already several hundreds of
lpo'-nd sterling: for leprosy victims.
Thl Qui con Mother visits A strali .-
SGre.-at- and .,.n t966.
Gat Britn Number of unemployed
in Britain reached a total of
3"00,000 this month. *** West In-
dian workers in Britain, in
essential services such as Trans-
port and catering, are carrying
out a strike this week-end; the
aim is to show Britain how much
she depends on W.I. labour. **
A "Talking Book" for the Blind is
available to the countries of the
Caribbean if they ui-sh to take
advantage of it, by directing
enquiries to Director of Tking
Books, Royal Institute for the
Blind, 22 A, Great Portland St.
London W.I.
Commonwealth
-...-.. Lord Gardiner, Lord
Chancellor of Britain, flew to
Australia to attend the Commonwealth
Law Conference there. 1500 delegates
assembled.
Commonwealth Arts Festival entrants
from Dominica (managed by Ir. Joffre
Robinson) will leave the island in
two stages -- the first batch
flying out on Thursday 26th August.
They will perform at the Albert
Hall on Sept. 16, and give shows
at Glasgow, Liverpool and Cardiff.
Performers are: Miriam A. Phillip,
Barbara & Alwyn Bully, Constance
Hill, Claudotte Cools-Lartigue,
Roosevelt Richards, John White,
Errol Walker, Psrry Bollot and C.
Becasse. $685 was locally
donated towards expenses.
.. .---- -~-~ -`---
VOTERS' When the man comes to
enumerate
Do your duty! --- Co-operatel


AR Saturday, August 21,1965


New Labour Party Newspaper?
Negotiations
and argument have been going on in
Britain over the production.of a
new Labour daily newspaper -- whose
name is not yet settled. If all goes
well, it will appear in the autumn.
An appeal for 125,000 to start the
paper was launched some time ago. Share-
holders will have no "official ties"
with the Party or the TUC but will be
staffed by "loyal socialists and trade
unionists".
Scheme's Organiser, Mr. Ernest Kay,
managing editor of Time & Tide, says
the paper would cost sixpence and that
he would like it to look like the New
York Times-. It would be published only
five days a week -- Monday to Friday,
would probably be left of centre and
would need 150,000 subscribers (one
in 80 of the rc;istered Labour move-
ment). To thrive it would need 300,000.
The name of the paper has caused the
big hold up. Will it be "Globe",
"Citizen", "Clarion" or "Democrat"?


South Africa
A former prison warder was sentenced
to ten years imprisonment for making
'false statements' about conditions in
Johannesburg jails. The man was one of
three warders who gave evidence during
a recent enquiry. He pleaded guilty.


Kenya 41 People were killed (includ-
ing 10 children) when two buses collided
near Nairobi this week.



Gerald Brook9 British lecturer, was
refused mitigation of his sentence
when a Russian appeal Court confirmed
5 years imprisonment and prisar camp
labour for anti-Soviet activities.
His wife was allowed to hear part of
the proceedings.


Gemini Postponement
American Astronauts
were unable to take off earlier this
week because of technical troubles
in their spacecraft due to fuelling and
power faults. Their attempt will be
in preparation for a 1970 U.S. Moon
landing.

West German' Courts condemned 17 Nazis
to rison for last War's.atrociti *








Saturday, Au gust 21, 1965 THE STAR Page Seven

HORROR IN LOS AIGELES
Following our report of last Thursday's events in Los Angeles,
sparkling city of luxury and film-star parties, where an attempted arrest
of an alleged drunken driver sparked off civil war between the city's
black and white population, curfew was imposed the following day after
violence, looting and petrol bombs became widespread. At one time there
were 25 major fires in the massive ly built up los Angeles area. While
a few commentators remarked that it was "bound to happen" and that the
violence would show-up latent injustice, it was generally felt by respon-
sible leaders on both sides of the colour fence that the outbreak would
bring untold suffering and recrimination.
President Johnson immediately declared his condemnation of "the
terror and violence, which takes from the hands of the Negro the very
weapons with which he has achieved his emancipationS'; and Dr. Martin Luther
King (in Puerto Rico at the time) prepared to fly back and offer his
conciliatory services. He is now back in the United States.
The death roll rose from 28 (of which 26 were Negroes) to the mid-3Os
by the beginning of this week; two thousand Negroes had been arrested and
the Negro quarter (of which the outer world know little) was cordoned off
by a National Guard. By Monday, the terror had spread to Hollywood and
Long Beach, in which districts petrol bombs were also flunz. The bes-:.ged
areas were full of overturned burnin-: cars. Then an uneasy quiet descended;
curfew was lifted; but machine gun posts remained. On Wednesday last fresh
trouble broke out when Police were alerted that arms were concealed in
a Mosque in the Ne ro quarter owned by the Black Muslims. Shots were fired
as the Police closed in and they fired back. (FOR LATE NEWS SEE BACK PAGE)


A (CE!TL .l'riLY MEETING
The Dominica United People's Party held a meeting at the foot of Feder-
ation Drive last Monday night which was, save for some rather crude sporadic
interruption from a section of the fairsized crowd and a few touches of
Baronial bombast ("D.L.P. -- that damned lying Party"), very proper and well-
?onducted. Political Leader Baron drew attention to the sparse medical
services (only one Doctor for 15,000 patients in Roseau, and one for 4,000,
persons in Marigot), asking: "-does it matter whether people die?" He, like
Mr. Elkin Henry after him, made word-play over the Minister's change of
surname from Thomas to Ducreay; the good-natured spedators, mostly young,
laughed at these somewhat ancient sallies.
Mr. Henry, saying "we are now at the end of the affair", described the
D.L.P. as "conspiring against the rest of Dominica to keep them down to -the
gutter." He underlined the waste of money on little Federation talks: "a
waste of money...shame, shame, shame!' and criticised the staffing of the-
new Pottersville School, as well as going over old ground in regard to who
oQt. the D.G.S. buildin- and technical wing. Ending on the note, "We want
an inti'.-tinonal as well as a national fi!gure..." he gave way for Chairman
Stuart Wi-li3nms to introduce Mr. Keith Allcyno, Q.C, which bio-raphical note
was neatly put over: the scholarship boy from Roseau Boys School to D.G.S.,
a brilliant law student who raced forward towards qualification, service in
other islands and in Dominica, retirement...and now politics.
Mr. Alleyne (D.U.P.P.'s presumed candidate for ioseau North), led in
without dynamic but sounded both sincere and well-bred. He said Goodwill
showed progress, but Dalahou Town-Pottersville were in a poor state still.
Expressing pleasure at the new School's existence, he asked: "But what will
happen to the school-leavers over the years?" Mr. Alleyne listed the Trime
needs of Dominica as housing, health, education and employment, and offered
the prospect of a change with intelligent competent leadership. He suggested
the formation of local Party groups (evidently new to D.U.P.P.?) to bring
the electorate in on decisions and planning. Alleyne declared: "We are in
mortal danger: we depend almost ent-irely on bananas to live. Chairman S.
Williojas then closed the mecti.n.' with appropriate thanks, reminding voters of
enumoei\tion now ta.din; pl nce for the .rcftoral rolls.







Page Eight THE STAR Saturday, August 21, 1965


IN TOUR LIBRARY

"The Hotel" by Arthur Hailey. A novel to hold your attention to the
last page, because of the rapidfire sympathetic movement of life it
contains --- and all penned up in the concrete walls of a Southern
hotel. _Hailey is a practised novelist with a big reputation; his
canvas takes in all sorts of human dilemmas from loneliness to probity
to colour antagonism. Worth a week-end's browsing ... or a week, if
you are really busy.
"A Man From Nowhere" by Elspeth Huxley. Mrs. Huxley has a lot of
insight; she knows her colonial and English characters to the core,
having spent many years in Africa among other places. -This is a study
of a revengeful man with a tragedy. The English village life is
beautifully done, to the very last mannerism. Many people in the world
blame politicians for their personal distress, but few, we are glad to
say, decide to murder them. The story would be spoilt if we said any
more... read it for yourselves'
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READERS' VIETS

Dear Vadam Editor, -. ND OR VALE TTURSES
A question was raised by the Sister Tutor at
Princess Fargaret Hospital that the need for male nurses in this
island is urgent. In my opinion, some young men in Dominica with a
fairly good education should come forward to do this interesting and
essential work.
essential workAs a student nurse, I think it would be a very
good opportunity for our boys. At times it might even give them a
chance to study abroad as the girls do. ,So come on, boys, wake up
and do a fine job that will benefit both your homeland and yourselves.
Thanking you for space,
Student Nurse, Goodwill.


Strong Language

Bravo Madam Editor,
I give you my tremendous applause for the STAR first
issues. Long life --- best wishes --- with these little five steel points
you can cut deeply and finish with all generations of rats, cockroaches,
liars, robbers and shackshack tongues.
Trustworthy, Pottersville.
Reply: Please avoid overstement! -- Ed.

Dear Mrs. Editor, To
Too Erudite
I can't see why you had to put such a difficult Latin
statement on your front page just when we Catholics are taking Latin out
of our services. Why didn't you use the motto you first printed in the
Herald for your Star Party: "social tolerance, action and reform"? What
does the Latin mean, anyhow?
does the Latin mean, anyhow? Puzzled, King George V St. Roseau.
Reply: We sympathize. But we know how Dominicans love a good strong Latin
tag; we chose "with integrity (or virtue) as leader, fortune is companion".
It comes from the coat of arms of a family long resident in the West Indies.-Ed'.







Satu-:-d:.- ;ugust 21, 1965 THE STAR Page Nine


NOT I CE
(G.O. No. 117)
It is notified for general information that a meeting of
the Legislative Council will be held at the Court House,
Roseau at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday 24th August, 1965.

Members of the public are hereby invited to attend.

M.G. DOCTROVE
Acting Clerk of the Legislative Council.


NOTI CE
(G.O. io, 118)
It is notified for general information that a meeting of the
Standing Committee on Finance will be held at the Court House,
Roseau at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday 24th August, 1965.

Members of the public are hereby invited to attend.

M.C.DOCTRWVE
Acting Clerk of the Legislative Council.


NOT I CE

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 i144 $3228.
Point 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
time.
Applicants who must be holders of the Cambridge School Certificate
or its equivalent, should address their applications supported by two
testimonials, to the Acting Town Clerk, Roseau Town Council, to reach him
not later than 31st August 1965.

Appointment is subject to the approval of the Administrator-in-
Council.
J.A.M. TROTTER,
Acting Town Clerk.


NEWSBRIEFS
Floods.
A state of emergency in Chile followed disastrous floods which caused the
death of over fifty people, wholesale property damage and declaration of
the danger area to be a disaster zone.


Beatles cash-in
Britain's goofy singers the Beatles were paid 35000 for one
performance in America last week --- their highest fee ever.








Page Ten THE STAR Saturday, August 21st, 1965


STARSPO RTS
Netball
- Barbados Trounces Montserrat -
In the first match of the 1965 W.I.
Ietball Tournament, Barbados scored
about a goal a minute to beat-Mont-
serrat by 61 goals to 12. Star
performances by Clover Arthur and Car.
olyn Lucas, whose timing and precision
were noteworthy (she converted 13 out
of sixteen tries in a very short
period),also sprightly Marva Harris who
seemed to perform six-ft. jumps.,,
nice work by Cox and Marshall...all
these scintillating manoeuvres dazed
the Montserratians before they ever
got going; they never really found
their feet, and seemed to become
discouraged, although they played to
the limit. They were unaccustomed to
the hard D.G.S. field.
All the players looked very smart
in Bajan blue and Montserratian
white tunics and green skirts. But
Montserrat could not penetrate the
Barbados defence, and when Piper c:ot
an eye injury just after they
rallied somewhat in the second
quarter, the one-sidedness of
the game was long plain. The injured
player gamely continued after first
aid, and their goalkeeper Mary Allen
made a brave stand. The athleticism
and training' of the Barbados team
swamped the smaller Montserratians.
Today's events are: Antigua vs.
St. Lucia, and Dominica vs. St.
.Kitts. Coninnts: the Barbados team
was a real wonder of swift action.
Most of the time they put on a
terrific exhibition. *****
Neotall cocktails at G.H. last night!

Fatality:Aug20.Joseph Norde Killed
Joseph Torde of River St., member of
a wharfman's gang, was killed by being
pinioned when a bundle of lumber
lifted by a sling came down on his
chest. He was rushed to PM.11.but died.
Inquest adjourned until Sept 3.


WAR AND PEACE
In Viet Nam this week, what was
described as as "moppinguup" operations
followed a tremendous onslaught by 4,000
U.S. Marines against 2,000 Viet Kong
combatants which resulted in 560 Viet
Kong deaths and a comparatively small
number of U.S. casualties. There are now
125,000 men from America; slightly
augmented by Australians, committed to
serve in the Viet Nam war, and this will
be numerically stepped up soon. The weeks
assault was described as the "biggest
ever" ****** ** :
Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge returned to
Saigon meanwhile. ********* *' **
Kashmir: said by U Thant to be a danger
spot, over 250 Indians and Pakistanis
have been killed in the past week due
to infiltration by Pakistanis into that
region. : -: ; : .* *-; !
Greece King Constantine appointed Mr*.
Telemachus as Prime Minister. He is a
Socialist, and this was the fourth attempt
by the King to form a Government with
the breakaway element of Mr. Papandre ou's
Government. Demonstrations against the
King continued, however. ***** *********

U.S. Klu-Klux-Klan leader Murphy was killed
yesterday in a car crash in Alabama. He
was due to stand trial for the shooting
of a white woman in Selma, Ala. recently,
U.S. President Johnson declared on
Friday regarding race-war in America:
"Violence will not be tolerated either
from black or white extremists!" --- ***
Governor Brown of California has appointed
a Commissionto inquire into the causes
of the riots in Los Angeles(iree white,
three Negro members).



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