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NEW ;.:, --.l ~Virtute Duce Cormite Fortuna

Vol. I No. 8 September 18th 1965 Five Cents


In all the boasting, publicity and ballyhoo over the new Canadian-
given comprehensive school at Pottersville,(for which we are all immensely
grateful), Government failed to make it abundantly clear to parents and the
public that only children from certain adjacent areas would be accepted as
pupils. When, therefore, they issued the following release, it was far too
THE GOODWILL SCHOOL. The Education Officer has been authorized
to enroll pupils from Goodwil, Pottersvillo and Fond Cole, ONLY. Pupils from
Roseau, South of the Roseau River, Mahaut, St. Joseph and Roger should return
to their respective schools. -When the quota for Goodwill is reached 900 -
the oldest pupils 14 plus would have to continue their education at their
original schools in Roseau."
The release is signed on Government's behalf by the Public Relations Officer.
The date is 14th September, 1965.

One of our correspondents has written us a rather fierce letter on the
subject of the Goodwill School; and we know for a fact that terrible confusion
reigned this week in some Roseau public schools from which parents had taken
their children to place them at Goodwill School, only to find them rejected --
the rows continued when those parents rushed back to the old schools and tried
to reinsert their children at occupied desksl In at least one such school,
Police had to be called in. "Is one noise they making"' was local comment.
Obviously there has been an organisational breakdown which is highly
vexatious to many citizens. We wonder how the Ministry of Social Services
will explain the confusion! It all points to the eternal moral that people,
even very young little people, are more important than steel girders, bricks
and mortar.

Most people, casually discussing that omnipresent topic World War III,
had imagined that it would come through some sudden loud explosion like the
bomb on Hiroshima: something nuclear, something almost unanticipated. Yet
a few days ago two Commonwealth countries succeeded in bringing us all to the
brink of that dreaded catastrophe; and to quote our friend Michael Stewart,
the position is serious and dangerouJ -- for us all.
Yet last week-end ohly this humble little newspaper made pointed mention
of the overshadowing menace. For the rest, it was as if we did not belong
to the Commonwealth at all. But many people listen to the BBC radio news.
We advise them to listen carefully, and to remember that we are all members
one of another. China may take advantage of border disputes between two
so-called "coloured countries" which should be bound by fraternal ties and
Commonwealth loyalties into some sort of settlement of their national dis- start a general conflagrationand to blow the world, even our
little detached island world called Dominica -- skyhigh and into dust.
The menace comes from the East, and we are, so to speak, part of the
Wostnrn world: but do not be doacivod. Greok -or savage events ANYWHIERE
concern us too.

Page Two THE STAR Saturday, September 18, 1965

Once Upon A Sunday : Happiest
event of the week was Rose's
centenary film show and recep-
tion last Wednesday evening. The
Carib Cinema's upper tiers were
filled to capacity with invited
guests who (without exception) enjoy-
ed every moment of the 23-- minutes
of Dominican beauty, movement and
industry, at the centre of which was
that exciting greai-gold globule :
the lime.


Labour Party held a meeting at Castle
Bruce last Sunday to promote candidate
Mrs. Mable Moir James'politican campaign,

New School : '34,000 has been alloc-
ated by the ColoniLl Secretary for a
school at Savane Paille to accommodate
250 children, about 150 from the village
and the rest from Toucarie and other
adjacent villages.
T- _.1 ._ f _l- r

The film, as Major Thompson slesy cn.oo Ior -rs t.i.H.J now nas
'a Headmaster, HIe is the Rev. Mitchell
told the audience, came in second s the ell
in the the British documentary film (B.A. Cantab.), recently arrived to
take over as Methodist Superintendent
festival, and is being released for take operas Methodist Superintendent
international showing through Para- of Dominica for a year. Mrs. Mitchell
t. Ts is fe ns fr friends will also teach at the school (English
mount. This is fine news for friends
abroad, who should not miss he literature and history). They have two
abroad, who should not miss the
chance, The opening sights and small daughters, and have been warmly
sounds -- surf, the sweet grandeur of welcomed by all sections of the community.
sounds -- surf, the sweet grandeur of
the coastline, and the lead-in to Circuit Court (Criminal Jurisdiction)
mountains and exotic plant-life, are sits from October 4th.
very good indeed. The film is
aeshet ly devoid of adverisig. Archdeacon Lane has been in Bermuda,
aesthetically devoid of advertising, deputisi Bisho
Mr. W.G. Hutvton was certainly deputisin- for His Lordship the Bishop
Mr. W.G. Hutton was certainly
the best feature actor in the film, of the Leeward Is. at a Bermuda conference,
the best feature actor in the film,
and as "nce Upon a Sunday will un. Meanwhile Mrs. Lane, who was subjected
and as "Once Upon a Sunday" will un -i
doubted e e t s, we t k to a menacing experience when an intruder
doubtedly entice tourists, we nhink
enteredthe. Rectory recently, has been
the harvest dance,(so beautifully entered e Rectory rcedinistrator and
done by Mrs. Caudeiron's young ladies)the guest of the Administrator and
should be a permanent rhythmic Mrs. Guy. All responsible Dominicans are
should be a permanent rhythmic shocked over this incident (latest in a
attraction for tourist cruisers, shke ovlawles incident (latest in
especially as it was said in the film series of lawless aggressi bef rich
that the lime harvest goes on all these Christian leaders have beeh the
tha- the lime harvest goes on all victims.) Bail for the accused man,
year Lime-processin photo- Frank Vigo, was strongly opposed by the
graphy was most effective, and we Police. .,^;,,

appreciated the camera's quick
skirmish away from poor shabby old
Roseau, though a Cathedral Close
shot might have added something,
The faces and the voices of
participants and commentators were
well chosen. A lovely little film,
of which Dominicans may be proud;
and if we historical-minded persons
would have liked some bits about HOWI
the lime came here and was develop-
ed (Dr. Imray's long patriarchal
face, for instance), we revelled in
some other shipping flashbacks. The
shackl-shack band was right, too.
Among the guests were H.H. the
Administrator an.d Mrs. Guy, GovernF
M-inis4tors and their wives, the
Mayor of Roseau, many prominent
citizens of Sunday Island and (chance
visitors from the Federal Palm)H.E.
the hIigh CoLunissioner fro.,l Trinidad
to Jamaica and his wife -- Mr. and
Mrs. Eric Murray.

Island Scholarship Winner: Miss Marcella
Robinson of the Convent High School was
awarded the 1965 Dominica Scholarship.
She will pursue higher studies in her
chosen field at a University. The award
is based on Miss Robinson's excellent
passes at "A" and "0" level in this year's
G.C.E. examination.
Commonwealth Festival of Arts Fund:
Donations are still coming in to aid
expenses of Dominica's troupe. DBGA and
Geests contributed substantial sums,
and other generous donors were Astaphan s,
Rose's, Esso Standard oil, and DGS Head-
Mr. R.L. Clarke.
Central Housing: Serving on Central
Housing & Planning Authority for one
year are: Hon. L.C. Didier, Hon. N.A.N.
Ducreay and Hon. A.C. Active; Mrs. C.O.
James,the S.M.O., the Ag. Agricultural
Superintendent and the Foreman of:
Works (Buildings).

Saturday, September 18, 1965 THE STAR Page Three


Dear Editor, Who chooses our Books?

I should be grateful if you woulf
give the names of the members of the
Library Conmittee, so that we
may know who picks out our reading
material. Are these persons
chosen on the basis of their keen
knowledge of English literature,
religious knowledge, English.
language, or what else?
Yours truly,
Searcher, Roseau.
Reply: We are informed by the Head
Librarian, Mrs. Arlington Riviere,
newly returned from an excellent
visit and course in Canada, that
the nemrbers are as follows:-
Mr. C.J.L. Dupigny, Chairman,
Mr. William Bunting.
Mrs. S. Cadman-Smith.
The Education Officerr
The Headmaster, D.G.S.
Dr. Elisabeth MTullr, U.W.I.
Wre do not know the basis on which
members are selected. EdiJtgr.


Dear Mrs.'Editor,
Educational Fraud?

Haphazard ganes have been played
with the education of our youth.
Boys and girls rejected from Goodwill
School -- rejected, and refused by
their previous school on return.
Unbearable situation: first time in
history! Pupils cry for school.
Government Committed this act. Good-
will school is is unable to accommodate
so large a number --- a great lack
of teachers in all departments --
parents marched up with weapons later,
disappointed with Ministry of Social
Services. Such dislocation may cause
Government's downfall. Previous
headteachers advised to take in rejected
pupils One Coneerned,
Editor's note. We feel sure there
must be an explanation of the events
related by our correspondent. Govern-
ment did broadcast that pupils from
auter areas were ineligible for admiss-
ion to Goodwill School; but we await
the whole story,
.* *

Dear Madam,

Peace and Love

Dear Madam,

Allow me space, please, to
voice my opinion in your interesting
STAR paper.
It gives me a heartache to
witness the amount of teasing and
provocation that certain individuals
suffer, just because they differ from
others due to a physical defect.
When will we realize that
instead of provoking, to anger, it
is best to promote the fee-lin- of
peace and love amongst us?
Remnc-ber that to tease and to
provoke to an extreme is not only
a-'ainst the law but can load to
serious disturbances, both individ-
ually and in Society.
Yours faithfully,
('Coltinued nrc-t column)
Schools Win Awards
Boetica School won the L.C.
DiDidier constituency prize of 1100
for the Easturn district school whose
boet five pupils score the highest
total of nar-s. ** St. Joseph School
won the J.B. Charles cup for the
sa:.'.c achicven-nt.

Don't listen to people who say
'no jokes, the times are too serious.'
It's then we need jokes! I beg to
offer two which I consider good. Will
send more from time to time.
'I dreamed last night that I had
invented a new type of breakfast food
and was sampling it, when '
'Yes, yes -- go on!'
'I woke up and found a corner of
the mattress gone.'

Starting with a wonderful burst of
oratory, the great politician had,
after two hours' steady speaking,
become rather hoarse. A little boy's
father in the audience whispered to
his son, 'Isn't it wonderful? What
do you think, son?'
'He needs a now needle,' replied
the boy sleepily. -- Len, Mahaut.
-* *;- '::
Dear Mrs, Editor, Cas Talk
Class Talk
In all this talk and writing about
class, what the public should know is
it's not class politicians are against
- they moved into high-class when they
rot high salaries it's heredity and
breeding, --r- Nobe. .Ob ,N/T.


Page Four THE STAR Saturday, September 18, 1965

Short Story BA.S~.I*.- T By "Jasper"*
(Jasper is one of several junior civil servants who are becoming proficient
in the art of s ort-story writing. Although perfectly in order, they
prefer to use pseudonyms. Kristyan and Cherubim are among the others. Most
famous of fiction-writing civil servants were Anthony Trollopo andC.P. Sow
(now Lord Snow). **

"Boy, don't buy it," I pleaded with Gee-gee for the umpteenth time.
It was another futile appeal.
"You want to tell me what to buy then?"
It wasn't that I wanted to tell him what to buy. I was positively'telling
him not to buy that parcirular pair of pants. Something, an odd feeling, told
me that there was something fishy, something wrong, about purchasing the
clothes that this man was selling. Yet I could not place my finger on that
elusive, but definite feeling.

Everyone who knew Gee-gee was also acquainted with his.weakness for
bargains and new clothes. Perhaps it was the Syrian blood in him, some
thought. Gee-gee, ray close friend and rival (for the affections of Anita)
was of slight build, with a Lawrence Harvey nose and black curly hair.
Because of his mixed parentage (a full-blooded Negro and a Syrian businessman's
daughter), his complexion-was almost unique. One of the rarer shades of brown.
Anyhow, It appeared as though Gee-gee's whole aim in life was to go
about bargaining; whenever some store announced SALE! SALE! SALE Gee-gee
would be first at the door. It was his pride and pleasure to play at 'hacking'
down prices with the travelling salesmen.
So here he was arguing about the lowest price for a pair of pants with
this fellow who, incidentally, looked and spoke quite like a fellow-native.
The man had his medium-sized valise opened on one knee under the verandah of
The Big House, next to the Chapel.
The garment in question was the latest vogue in pants -- the Stirrup --
and could be bought at either the Roseau Sunermarket, P & Q's Corner Store
of The Cats' and Chicks' Fashion store for $14.50. Gee-gee had sworn that
he would buy one for the August Monday Dance, especially as he planned to
take Anita along.
And here was the man offering them for $12,001
"In:Barbados I can get hecm for nine-fifty."
"O.K. $11.50," said the salesman.
"After all, man," haggled Gee-gee, "All I have to do is send to my
ci-ter in Barbados for one oui."
"Awright, I taking ten-fifty,"
"I1ll give you ten dollars, man."
"O.K. Datsa deal!"
"Gee-gee, please" (I made a last bid) "I'll lend you five bones."
"Forget it, garcon, Baggin better."
And that was that! The bargain was made; but I still had my queer
Two days later I was justified in my uneasy feelings about the salesman
who allowed his price to be slashed so heavily, so easily.
August Monday... A quarter to six in the evening, recorded the wall-
clock in the Information room of the Roseau Police Station.
Just in front of it stood an officer with a heavy 'Report' ledger; on
the other side of the 'counter'-desk were four men, with their backs to me.
immediately recognized one of the men in civilian dress. He was Detective
Sergeant Johnson. The other civilian, who stood sandwiched between two
uniformed constables standing at ease, was remarkably .familiar. It was not

Saturday September 18, 1965 THE STAR Page Five

BARGAIN Short Story (Continued)

until I noticed something else which was familiar-- a brown valise -- that
I recalled the obliging salesman.

Disregarding a withering shower of invective directed towards me by some
people who had gathered there, I pushed my way through them with a reckless
rush and headed for the dance hall.
I had refrained from going to the dance just because.Anita had gone with
Gee-gee and, while loafing off the afternoon, had found myself investigating
the- reason for the gathering at the Police Station door.
I never climbed a hill as fast as I did Constitution Hill.
It took me a long enough time to get someone who knew Gee-gee to fetch
him out for me. After what seemed like a year of minutes, I saw him approaching
... with Anitai

'Bloody show-off!' I thought, 'Just good to tell him "Don't worry" and
let him boill Then I considered, 'No, he's my pal, I can't let that happen.'
Almost simultaneously, I thought, 'How am I going to tell him -- with Anita
Just as he reached the door and was asking for two exit tickets, my thoughts
stopped dead. I had heard the unmistakable, shrill ring of the Police jeep's

There was a squeal of tyres and slamming of doors. Geegee was out in
the street by then, with Anita beside him, and his mocking smile froze into
a stupid look of surprise when a brassy-looking Corporal asked him,,
"Are you Joseph Harrieth?"
"Ye-yes!" he stuttered.
Another officer, in plain clothes, commented: "I like your pants; where
did you buy them?"
"Vhat?" asked Gee-gee, momentarily astonished, then: "from a salesman."
"Thank you, Mr. Harrieth. I will have to ask you to accompany us to the
Police Station."
I'll never forget Gee-gee's reaction to that request. He tried to speak,
but his mouth just opened and shut like a fish's. He looked at me, at the
officers and at some of the faces in the wildly increasing crowd. He dared
not look at Anita!
Then he went slowly inside the back of the hearse-coloured jeep.

Nothing serious came out of it for Gee-gee. He had not known that the
pants were stolen property.
But the experience of those two August days in the not-too-friendly
company of Policemen, and in and out of the Magistrate's Court, was enough
to make him forever wary of 'Baggins'.

Born in Prague, 1875, and died in Paris 1926: Poet, philosppher, mystic.
Asked once to give advice to a young poet, he wrote the famous "Letters to a
Young Poet" which were translated into English (from German).and published
after his death. Rilke said in the first letter, "You ask if your verses
are good. You ask me. You have previously asked others. You send them to
journals. You compare them with other poems, and you are troubled when certain
editors reject your efforts. Now...I beg you to live all that up. You are
looking outwards...Nobody can advise you, nobody. There is only one single
means. Go inside yourself. Discover the motive that bids you write."

Page 3i. THE STAR

Saturday, Septembr 68,

L.1 ~ BTS

Anitu-a : A native of St,
i.:'t:s ias sent home after several
years' residence in Antigua, when
he was convicted of wounding with
intent by Mr. Hugh Burrows. "Voo-
doe" Davis paid his own passage home.
*** The Workers' Voice published
three editorials on Sir Arthur
Lewis' booklet "Agony of the Eight".
One quote: "Dr. Lewis feels that
none of the Islands can go it alone,
But it is much cheaper for Barbados
and Antigua to do so than to finance
the seven million dollars deficit
of the other units.''
Ansuilla: The Col./Secrctary has
granted '96,000 for Ice & Cold
Storage plant. Capacityl5,000 bs.
plus 1,000 lbs meat and ,8,000 Ibs
fresh vegetables & fruits. *****

Barbados : Battle against
IndcoQndence alone is still going on.
Barbados Labour Party annual confer-
ence takes place on Oct. 31st. **
St. ijtts : Ground-breaking for a
now million-dollar hotel at Fort
Thomas took place on Sept. 2. :***
Last month St. Kitts Govt. ordered
that all persons not from St. Kitts
will have to obtain work permits.
The St. Kitts Democrat remarks: "Can
we still advocate the idea of freedom
of movement in the East Caribbean
when the law will operate even
against persons already employed
here from the other islands?" **
,Jarmaica: Mr. Cledwyn IIughes, Minister
of State for Commonwealth Relat-
ions, will arrive in Jamaica on
Sept. 20 to attend the Commonwealth
Finance Ministers Meeting. 1Minis-
ters of Finance from all over the
Co.imonwealth will attend. ****
Ja--:s CJalaghan, Ch.-ncellor of
the British Exchequer, -ill be there.
Doi...can Da-cers visit Windsor
Casti : Mrs. Miriam Phillips, M Alwin Bully, Errol Walker,
Roosovelt Richards and Parry Bellot
to--ed Windsor Castle, the London
Zoo and Madaeo Tussauds' waxworks
last week. They dbnced at the
AlbCor; Iall on Thursday. ***
T''nidad : Flowers wore flown over
tc 3ritain to be shown at a huge
flower exhibition in aid of the
Royal Commonwealth Society for the
B,1ndt held in Longle-at House, Wilts.

West Indies : A British magazine,
"Everywoman" is running a children's
competition in which some of the prizes
are bunches of Jamaican bananas. Top
prize is $2,500. The competition is
designed by Mr. Peter Jackson, once
connected with the West India Committee.
It is called "Treasure Island". ***
Virgin Islands : A British publicity
expert, Mr. Gerald V. Nye, will visit
the Virgin Is. next month to advise on
publicising the islands. ***
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President Johnson si-ned a Congress-
ional enactment making it a Federal
crime to murder, kidnap or assault a
President, Vice-President or any other
official next in line of succession to
the Presidency. This follows the
recommendation of the Warren Comnission
which investigated the murder of Pres-
ident Kennedy. Previously, such crimes
wore dealt with by the States unless
committed on federal property. ****
Senator Fulbright, chairman of
the Senate Foreign Relations Committed,
said thisweeo that "American inter-
vention in the Dominican Republic was
a mistake... I cannot understand how
the President was given such wrong
advice with an overestimate of the
Communist threat". (BBC News)
fatherr Divine"(George Baker) religionist
leader who claimed to have founded the
World Wide Kingdom of Peace, died in
Philadelphia last week, at the reputed
age of h00; he was the son of a slave. *
Known best for his slogan, "Peace it's
Wonderful!" ******
After the havoc wrought by Hurricane
Betsy, a barge containing 600 tons of
liquid chlorine was missing iA the
waters of the Mississippi, and shipping
for 40 miles was cordoned off, gas-
masks against possible lethal fumes
being issued ***

Many Negro teachers were displaced
because of increasing school integrat-
ion in the 17 Southern and border States.
A survey to determine how many Negro
teachers are jobless is being made;
estimate "probably 1,000".
President Johnson, strolling along
Ponnysylvania Ave., met two students
from Pakistan and one from India, and
said: "I'm glad to see you boys to-

Saturday, September 18, 1965 THE STAR Page Seven

Vatican Events

Relics of Christ's crucifixion were carried in a huge public penitential
procession to mark the opening day (last Tuesday) of the fourth and final
session of the Ecumenical Council in Rbme. The Pope himself walked with the
Council fathers. He ordered that the Blessed Sacrament remain exposed through-
out the Council's session in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace in
A declaration was made by His Holiness this week that the Body and Blood
of Christ ARE truly and really present in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
This reaffirmation of the doctrine of Transubstantiation is regarded as a
rebuke to Catholic theologians who were prepared to accept the widely-held
Protestant belief that the sacrament of Holy Communion is symbolic and commem-
orative. (BBC summ.arY).
Before the Session opened, His Holiness visited the flood-devastated
areas of Italy and walked in the flooded streets talking to the victims. He
was received somewhat roughly by some of the population, who addressed remarks
like "We want material things" to him. After a tour of several hours, Pope
Paul returned to his car spattered with mud. (CanaPress summary).
Preaching in the Church of the Catacombs, Pope Paul Vi said last Sunday
that in some totalitarian countries Marxist regimes persecuted the Church just
as the Early Christians were persecuted in the days when they sought refuge
i2:the Catacombs during the Roman Empire.

It was further announced from the Vatican on Tuesday that His Holiness
was appointing a Synod of Bishops(electedfrom all over the world) to assist
in ecclesiastical policy decisions. (BBC)

Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose book "Why We Can't Wait" is published
in the 60 cents U.S. Signet edition, and whose religion is described by
another American, Joseph B. Washington Jr. in his "Black Religion"- The
Negro and Christianity in U.S.A. (Beacon Press)as based on the idea of love
in the Sermon on the Mount and the "syncretistical religion of Gandhi", said
some forthright things last week-end.. DroKing declared that there should be
negotiations between North and South Viet Nt:i; and quoted Se~Btor Fulbright's
words 'it is now right to think some unth ..:kabl'e thoughts in our foreign
policy"; we must, he added, press for the inclusion of China in United
Nations discussions.

"He" (Samuel Johnson "had learned both from his own observation and
from literary history, in which he was deeply read, that the place of books
in the public estimation is fixed, not by what is written about them, but
by what is written in man was ever written down but by
himself." --- Thomas Babington Macaulay.
For now the field is not far-off
Where we must give the world a pro6f
Of deeds, not words
---- Samuel Butler

Pa11 EiH;ht

Saturday, September 18,1965

Opening the CommonMwel'th Arts
Festival at a grand, bahquet in
London before the''fficial shows
started at the Albert Hall, H.R.H.
Prince Philip /Duke of Edinburgh,
made one his wittiest and
most chjiimng speeches on behalf
?- aArt and artists. The Duke said
"i1h terms of human pleasure and
satisfaction, the arts have more
to offer than the rat race for
prosperity." He spoke of the
festival's great opportunity for
creative artists from all over the
world to compare notes and make
friends (and even a'few enemies,
he added smilingly), emphasising
that art was greater than politics
because it "reflects the human spirit''
Britain: Government's new 5-year
plan, aiming at 25% increase in
production, would mean that by 1970
800,000 additional workers would
be needed in Britain. Aid to under-
developed countries must be planned
in the context of Britain's adverse
balance of payment position, which
it is hoped to equalise within 1 year,

Britain: A categorical denial that
the threat of deportation hung over
all immigrants to Britain was made'
last Saturday by Mr. Maurice Foley,
Parliamentary Under-Sec, for Econ-
omic Affairs. He added: "No bona
fide depdndant will be refused entry.
Britain: Minister of Housing Richard
Crossman refused to build separate
houses for immigrants; said that it
would segregate them, and that
municipal housing should be based
on need and not on class',colour,creed.
Caribbean : Overseas Survey team led
by Mr. P.W. Wesley will arrive here
on Oct. 2. The mission is to
fix control points by the use of
electronic devices, facilitating
aerial photography or "mapping" of
built-up areas. The surveyors will
require access to all private roads
and tracks; minor damage will be
compensated. Mr. Wesley will be
joined by Mr. J. Snape on Oct.15.
Dominica: At the highly reception
held in the Fort Young Hotel after
"Once upon a Sunday" showing, non-
alcoholic guests who asked for
Rose's lime juice received their
only disappointment: there was none

India and Pakistan: Fighting still
continues and, according to British
Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart, the
position is serious and dangerous,
particularly since China's ultimatum
to India that all military installations
on the Sikkim borde./within three days -
or take the consequences.
Meanwhile, U Thant, back in U.N.
headquarters,New York, gave a hopeful
report to the Security Council. He
said: "both sides showed a basic desire
tease fighting"
On his way to Warsaw (first visit of
a British Foreign Sec. to Poland for 20
years), Michael Stewart that where the
India-Pakistan war was concerned, "the
interests of Britain, Russia and the
United States were all the same". President
Kosygin of USSR has issued a stern warn-
ing to China not to interfere in the
Indo-Pakistani dispute.
Singapore: P.M. Lee Quan Yew stated that
if Britain did not defend Singapore's
base, he would offer its defence to
Russia, since U.S. forces might support
Malayan communal interests.
U.S.A, President Johnson will dine with
Arthur Goldberg, U.S. representative to
United Nations on Oct. 3 eve of Pope
Paul's visit to U.N. headquarters. Although
no announcement of a meeting with His
Holiness has been made, the Press Secre-
tary stated considerationn will be given
to the possibility of Mr. Johnson's
remaining overnight in New York".

Rome: Freedom of religious belief was
a major subject in the opening talks of
the last session of the Ecumenical Coun-
cil. A resolution'on the degree of
religious liberty, enforcement of
religious beliefs, and freedom from
coercion with the Roman Catholic Church
was put forward and supported by
British, American and Northern European
Cardinals, and strongly resisted by
Cardinals from Spain and Italy, led by
Cardinal Siri, Archbishop of Genoa, on-
grounds that it would weaken Catholic
Ghana's Minister of State declared in
Belgrade at a conference on World Pop-
ulation that African nations want to
increase their population not to limit it.
They have no intention of putting into
force any birth control measures.
Jamaica: Caribbean Archives Conference
starts next Monday, Sept 23.


Saturday, September 18, 1965 THE STAR Page Nine

A Jewish Legend THE OLIVE TREE
The olive is one of the seven valued products of Israel, and in addition,
the olive branch bears special significance as a symbol of peace. It was the
olive leaf in the mouth of the dove which- announced to Noah the end of the flood.
The olive.branch is generally known as a symbol of Israel, as it says in
Psalm 52:8 "I am like a green olive tree in the house of God." The leaves of the
6ifve tree are always green and are, therefore, a symbol of Israel's indistruct-
ibility and freshness. The oil for the anointing of kings was produced from
olives, and also the oil for the lamps in the sanctuary. Olive branches also
appear on the badge of the Israeli armed forces in order to stress the fact
that the army is an instrument for the keeping of the peace.
Most of the land's olive trees are young and have only been planted during
our time, the time of rebuilding and reconstruction. But there are also some
olive trees which are extremely old, which.are believed to go back to the time
of the temple. These are great trees with large crowns and broad trunks in
which there are often the most fantastic hollows.
At the time of the destruction, when the sanctuary went up in flames,
everything in the land seemed to be affected by this destruction. The sun was
darkened and a misty veil of mourning hung heavy over the land; all the fruit
shrivelled and fell, because the trees no longer wished to fulfil their task,
since.the pride of the land -- the temple -- had been destroyed. All the
plants hung their heads and mourned, only the olive tree remained faithful to
its mission and continued to yield its fruit.
All the other creatures and plants were vexed that the olive tree, the
symbol of Israel, did not share in the general mourning, as though it were a
traitor. When the olive realized that it was being boycotted and isolated by
the other plants and creatures, it showed them its interior. They saw for
themselves that it was completely hollow within, "I am wasting away through
grief in my soul, and in my heart, but outwardly I remain strong and continue
to yield my fruit. Your suffering is also my suffering, and your grief is
also my grief."
When the olive tree was asked why it did not express its suffering in the
same way as the other plants, it explained: "I cannot and may not wither and
collapse, for I am the symbol of Israel, the eternal people. My body is hollow
through suffering and pain, but the spirit is shed forth so much the more, and
increases the right in the world." --- From "Jerusalem", newspaper of the
Jewish Christian Community in Britain.

The on_ of the Eight by Sir Arthur Lewis. (Cee-Bee's, 25 cents).
This work is short; it is important; and it should be read in entirety rather
than dipped into for review purposes. We don't care for the title, because
the word "Agony" means to us a high degree of suffering and passion, which we
do not think that all the participants in this lugubrious affair could have
felt -- otherwise it would not have ended as it did. It concerns, of course,
the abortive federation negotiations, and starts with Manley and Williams'
secret meeting in Antigua in August 1960. The booklet is frank and trenchant
(as one might expect), with a proper regard not only for governments but for
human relations; some of the sentences are in block capitals, such as : IF
Ouebe3c States Hr' Case : Edited by Frank Scott & Michael Oliver. Those of us
who are interested in the French separatist movement in Canada will find food
for thought in this collection of viewpoints by two ex-McGill professors. You
will be able to get i.t at your Roseau free library. It is a useful study in
the pros and cons of extreme nationalism versus federalism.

Page Ten THE STAR Saturday, September 18, 1965


All persons qualified as electors are hereby notified that two
preliminary lists of electors are now posted up at conspicuous places in each
polling division all over the island. It is your duty to examine those lists
to ensure that your name has been registered. If you discover that your name
has not been entered or is entered incorrectly on the lists, please contact
the Registration Officer of your electora- district or any Head Teacher from/you
can obtain a claim form so that you can make a claim to have your name inserted
on the lists. The lists will remain posted up for 11 days from 16th September
to 27th September 1965, and you are warned that 27th September 1965 is the very
last date for making a claim to have your name registered. So remember it is
your duty to vote, and if your name is not registered you cannot vote. The co-
operation of prospective candidates in assisting persons to check the lists and
to make claims is solicited. So don't forget, now is the time to make sure that
you will vote on Election Day. V.I. WINSTON, Supervisor of Elections.

S T A R S P 0 R T S ***of Control has announced that Sobers will
be Captain of the W.I. team in England
Cricket : The second match between next year, and that Jeffrey Stollmeyer
England and the Rest of the World was will be the Manager. The selection of
hampered by rain and would have ended Sobers is, of course, no surprise, but
on a tame draw like the first', had the eyebrows were raised a bit at the select-
Captains not decided to'do s6mothing ion of the Manager. Stollmeyer did not
about it. The 1st day (Saturday)was prove to be a good leader during his play-
a complete washout, and so was the 1st ing days,and he may not be very popular
half of Monday. It was then decided with the players. Sir Frank will be missed.
that each side would bat for 70 overs. Football:
England batted first and were 148 for The football season just started
4 at the close on Monday. Barber and has not been inspiring. The ball spends
Russell both batted well, while Cow- more time in the air than on the ground,
dray scored an impressive 27. Russell and the players work "mu'h harder than
was 27 not out. the ball". There is toc much body checking,
England collapsed on the last day. and jersey pulling. One bright spark has
Froa 148 for 4, they were all out for been the shooting. Combermere beat Black-
175. Responsible for this dramatic burn 5-3 on Sunday in a very fast game.
collapse was Garfield Sobers, the WI Dublin was the star; he scored three fine
Captain. Bowling at a steady medium goals. Albert Shillingford played a fine
pace, he claimed 5 wickets for 22 runs game for Blakburn, but their defence will
while Gibbs got 3 for 37. Russell was have to improve if they are to do better.
out for 65. Hanif (Pakistan) and Hunte Empire beat DGS 5-3 on Sat. and Spartans
(W.I.) opened for the Rest of World. beat DGS 3-2 on Thursday. "*"^****
Hanif was dropped off Statham in the Sat: M/Vm SfSOitts with about
first over, but he stayed with Hunte 1,000 bags sugar; Sch. Island Pride from
until the score was 106. Hanif scored St.Kitts, 150 bags sugar. MONDAY: Schooner
44. The iawab of Pataudi (India) Dortac from B/dos with gen. cargo; left for
joined Hunte,and these two saw the Portsmouth Tyes. to load copra. Also M/V
match through. Hunte was 88 not out Froniga from Portsmouth with copra,to B/dos.
when the winning run was scored and WEDS: M/V Federal Maple S/bound, 19 pass
Pataudi was 35 not out. Final score engers and 106 tons cement, 8 bags mails;
- England 175,Rest of World 178 for 1. M/V Federal Palm Northbound, 20 passen-
Des-pite the weather, the matches gers, 70 tons gen. cargo, 11 bags mails.
proved a success; may be a yearly fix- THURS: Cruiseship Ocean Monarch passed
ture.The est Indies Cricket Board close in and tourists lined decks to look
at Dominica. M/V Geestland to Fond Cole.
- Printed and published. te" Propri atrth.Rbet E. Allfrai of.St. m t,
Domlnica, at 26 Bahn RIoa oseau, Domnica, .wI