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R, THE Vi STAR

6 DOMINICA
JNEW Y 2R ^-. ,, Y .
Virhtute Duce Com.ite Fortunae
Editor PHYLLIS SHAND ALLFREY



Vol. 1 No. 9 -September 25th 1965 Five Cents


S OL I

We agree with Canadian High' Comriissioner Gilmour that the new Goodwill
School at Pottorsville is a 'substantial school'. Good wine is said to need
no bush, but this good school needs lots of flowering bushes to bridge the
gap between bare earth and the Clittering Caribbean sea. We believe the pupils,
judging by avuncular utterances, will be encouraged not only to clean up but
to beautify their proud new seat of learning,
'So much eloquence and improving discourse'...said our distinguished
Canadian visitor, acting as donor-for.his Government which, like ours,
troubles on the brink of dissolution and.either reinstatement or defeat.
H.E, Mr. Gilmour kept off politics, kept his speech short, introduced a note
of humour, and pleased everybody.
Referring to the eloquence which Mr. Gilmour mentioned, we maay indulge
ourselves in a few comments. National occasions of this, kind, performed at
first in an open-air ampitheatre and later in an exciting new assembly hall,
are in a sense theatre. There you have the audience -- expectant, critical,
appreciative and on the platform the players'--... mostly amateur. A few
hints to the amateurs would not come amiss: do try and avoid the old cliche:
'I am indeed happy' and the use of words like edifice (which sounds pretentious)
for the simpler, more appropriate word. building. We were interested in
Hon. Mr. Stevens mention of the 'rich denominational pattern' of PottersviLle,
but feel he should, at this stage of his career as Minister of Education,
learn to leave the letter 'J' out of 'tremendous'.
-One thing was very interesting: the best prd-nationalist-Dominica speech
:; .as made by His Honour the. Administrator, who quoted William Blake's JERUSALEM
... transpositin.-Ejn i: Honour -did .not know that it was the favoured song of
the Dordinica Trade Union in its good old days.
Is is our imagination or.did one of the speakers refer to 'extinguished
guests'?

Sitting M~mber for the district, Hon. N.A.N. Ducreay, squeezed his way
into the speeches by having a typewritten insert in the programme; Philip
Sherlock, on the other hand, appeared in print but was not present. Ducreay
made the important point that the school was especially good f6r slow starters.
Regretting Dr. Sherlock's absence. Mr. R.S. Jordan made a good speech
emphasising the democratic development that the school presented to students.
Pursuing this tmeme, Ag. Headmaster Robinson spoke of education of the
people and education of the elite. After all this there were thanks, thanks
and more thanks (sone of tha.m repetitive and the Education Officer, who
performed his chairman's duties very well, had the sense to express a pious
hope that nobody had been left out.
Greatest pleasure of all was watching the faces of the children who were
already enrolled. They were so happy to be installed in such a modern and
handsome building. After all, it was to THEM that Canada gave' the school,
and not just to LeBlanc, Stevens, Ducreay and Co. A fine $400,000 gift from
a largo rich country tj a small aspiring one which is yet capable of some
degree of co-operatior.
THANK YOU CANADA!





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THE STAR


Saturday, September 25, 196>


LOCAL TNEWS


Red Cross President Mrs. Guy, wife
of H.H. the Administrator,
resigned due to pressure of other
commitments. ***


LOCAL NEWS
We are glad to learn that Mrs.
Christina Lane, wife of Archdeacon Lane,
recovered her valuable sapphire ring
which was stolen last March. Detective-
nO l Th1 s ^ mu. 4-", li d hlm ; ii 4t .


Mayor Lestrade issued a release about F -UUcas mlu. e LLL WI L .
space for.children at the new Goodwill a case, and a Portsmouth man has been
School; he also led a group of children charged.
and a few parents to the school on Mone -Ealmal Opening of Goodwill School took
following an exchange of letters be- place on Thursday at- p.,m. in the
tween himself and Soc. Services presence of many distinguished guests.
Minister Stevens. Mr. Lestrade told his
audience, "In view of the Minister's ZLbar Information: In further reply
reply, it would be unreasonable for to one of our correspondents, Govern-
ment has issued a release stating "there
us to march. You must all therefore go
home and back to your books for anotherseems to be a belief in some quarters
week; and oh Monday 27th September, we that the Library Committee is responsible
will all come back here to witness for the seletion of reading material for
the fulfilment of the Minister's the Public Library. This belief is
promise"- (that the difficulties had beeniholly incorrect. It is the Librarian
sorted out and by Monday next the pro- who is responsible under the Ministry
blem will have been fully resolved). of Labour and Social Services for
The Minister had added: "Pupils out- stocking the Library and the present
side the boundaries of Goodwill, one, MIirs. Arlington Riviere, has had many
Pottersville and Fond Cole will return excellent courses of training abroad...
about half the readin, material at
to the schools from which they came." about half the reading material at
present in the Library represents free
Salisbury Church Fair : Part of the gifts and these are on a wide variety of
celebration of the Feast of St. Theresa subjects already censored by reputable
will be Salisbury Fair on Oct. 3 and donors in Canada and the United Kingdom.n "
the Feast on the 4th. Fair opens at *** So now we know who chooses our books;
1 p.m. on schoolgrounds; patrons can but what ate the functions of the Library
enjoy fresh beef, fresh pork, provisions Committee? Our correspondent is still
vegetables, fruits, and supper. After in the dark.


games for the young and old as wcll'as
music, a special feature will be the
drawing of a raffle: 1st prize a *.ran-
si.stQr radio Refreshments for all at
the bar. Proceeds in aid of Church
repairs, All are invited to pnjoy I!:
Dominica Troupo at Commonwealth Ar-.;
sent a cable through their Manager
last T'ednosday. Hr. Joffre Robinsor
to Mr. Stevens: "The troupe is in
fine shape and had a very successful
performance at the Albert Hall last
night. They will be dancin- in
Trafalgar Square this evening. They
have had tremendous success so far.'-
Date of cable: 15th Soptember.
r.., Oweson Flynn, one-tiie iianaging
Director of Goest Indui:tries Ltd.,
arrived last Friday by I,/V Geest Bay
from St. Lucia to spenl a few days wil1.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodri,:uez, while on an
island-to-island cruise;.
I'slitahkc:! In last ee!oo's report of,
the vorysuccessful Ros-.'s film "ornc
upon a Sunday"(stil 1 -laying to
packed local houses), t.3 and no't )G.
Hutton should have boo. -amed as ..ctors.


Tonight at 9 p.m. local time listeners
will be able to hear leading Common-
wealth artists over the BBC in "Common-
wealth Festival".
Baaatelle School ground breaking
ceremony took place on Sept. 21; it
was performed by H.H. G.C.Guy
in the presence of Ministcrs, officials
and interested local people. Cost of
the school '47,000 is being met by
C.D. & W. grant, approved by Col/Sec.
Queen's Visit: Her Majesty arrives on
the Friday before carnival. It is
expected that after landin-g at Roseau
Jetty she will drive with her Party.
through Bay Front, King George V St.,
G'. GeorTe St., now Bridge, P.M.H.,
throu-gh Linston's lane to CDC Cold Store, G
Goodwill Road, Old Bridge, Kennedy Ave.,
Bath Road, and into the Botanic Gardens
by iouth gate. She will leave by the
same gate for Bath Rd., High St.,
Victcria Street to Government House.
In Po.tsmouth the Party will travel by
Rollo St., Pembroke St., Hospital,
Pembro'o St., Bay St., Prince Rupert Sq.







Saturday, September 25,'1965 THE


CARIBBEAN NEWS
Antigua: High tension wires electro-
cuted two electricians through a
broken connection in Point Area
during the last days of August. One
man (Loron Edwards) was a St.
Lucian. The current passed
through his body and killed his
Antiguan colleague, who was holding
the ladder (Esric George).
Chief Minister Vere Bird said
Antigua was seeking full internal
self rule based on a constitution
like that of Cooks Island (Pacific).
Sentenced to death by Mr.Justice
Alex Cools-Lartigue, Z.W. Warner,
who killed his stepmother, and
Isaiah Thomas, who slaughtered his
friend Neville Joseph after an
argument over a dollar, were execut-
ed on August 28,

St. Kitts : Four teachers from
Britain arrived just before term
began to serve in St. Kitts under
the Voluntary Service Overseas
Division: three ladies and a male
teacher all graduates.

Barbados : We are pleased to
report that Sir Grantley Adams
is making a rapid recovery and has
been allowed to receive several
visitors including members of
opposition parties and his brother
Bruce, who had been in the U.S.A.
for 42 years, ***.***
The West Indian Hospital Sweep-
stake is said to be in difficulties,
and according to the Barbados Press
an inquiry is being called for.
It is run by non-Barbadians, but 25
local people are employed in the
concern.

St. Vincent, following the lead of
Barbados, has started a Family
Planning campaign, headed by the
local Save the Children Doctor. **
St. Vincent has expressed dismay at
the new schedule of DIA which (say
Govt. and JAYCEES) may ruin the
tourist trade in that island.
Trinidad : Limbo dancing was seen in
Trafalgar Square on Iodnesday by
Lunch-time crowds, who also watched
an English girl do the limbo as well.
Steel band music was played. The
Dominica troupe also nntortained.


STAR


Page Three


CARIBBEAN NEWS
Trinidad : CanaPress reports: "A
foreign diplomat is to be expelled from
Trinidad and Tobago this week. Dr.
Eric Williams, Prime Minister, revealed
this last Saturday night while opening
a community centre in South Trinidad.
He said 'One diplomat will go out within
the next few days for violating all the
laws of diplomacy in Trinidad and
Tobago'. Attacking foreigners who
intefered in Trinidad affairs, Dr. Will-
iams said 'Some of us will never learn.
We have foreigners coming here to stir
up trouble. Sometimes they do not even
allow our people to come to their
country to give trouble. They sa :
Youe too black man stay out.' P.M.
Williams went on, 'I am head of this
Government. I am not going to stand up
and allow anybody to browbeat Trinidad.
We have the capacity to speak and as
long as we have that capacity I am going
to make my voice heard'. Referring to
the situation in Los Angeles, he said:
'Look at the absurdity in Los Angeles.
The United States could go to outer.
space but they cannot settle a problem
of ten per cent of their population.
I do not care who likes or dislikes
what I say. These are the.people who
come down here and say you must live to-
gether. These are the people who can't
live in Los Angeles.'" CP

SHORT BOOK REVIEW
(Not in Your Library)
LAWD TODAY, by Richard Wright.
Before a writer like James Baldwin rose
to the top, the pent-up bitterness of
the American Negro found voice through
Richard Wright, but he neither offered
hope nor cried for vengeance. This
sad bitter'story of Jake and'his circle,
shows how they vent their frustrations
on each other. The book is full of
ravings against Jews, Catholics, 'high
yellows'.- anyone whom Jake and his
friends think vulnerable or blameable.
The dialogue is racy and the characters
who are all depicted as victims -
ruh around and around like cockroaches.
The story is mostly about sex and bully-
ing. It is a posthumus work.
Richard Wright became an American
in Paris long before his days ended.
His early potential was considered
groat, and he did inaugurate a sort of
awakening; but Baldwin, entirely different
in bitterness, far exceeds him in scope.
The boet eontiaion evoked by this book.is
pity.






Page Four THE STAR Saturday, September 25, 1965


Short Story THE CENSORS By Juan Gomes
(Our short story this week comes from Puerto Rico; but it was translated.
into English by a Dominican, anon. )

What was it doing there, a leather book marked Post Office in embossed
gilt, an expensive weatherr book with a clasp but no lock, lying on the living-
room table of a suburban villa?
The gold letters jumped off their leather bed and hit him in the fore-
head. He snatched the book up and pressed it to his clerical collar, which had
practically strangled him since his arrival in his home village. He was sensi-
tive to bad things, bad places, quietly sensing where corruption lurked: this
perception was part of his career.
From the adjoining kitchen doorway, Maria Pia looked at him with disturbed
affection. "Mr. Juan -- she wanted to scold him but dared not. After all, a
he was a grown man now, a priest, and she was no longer his nursemaid, and still/
less the midwife who had delivered him.
He laid the book down, but his face kept its expression of distaste. He
looked out of the window at the neat spreading houses and the two miniature men
walking away down an empty road, towards the shops and the crowds. My, how big
his village had grown m
"There." Maria Pia threw aside her restraint and patted his elbow. "There.
I know it's been a sad shock. I said to the Doctor myself, ought we to tell him
about it being suicide, mortal sin, after all this while? And he said you were
old enough now, and a man of God -- "
"A man of God who could not save his own mother from a death in despair,"
Juan said bitterly.
"We none of us know how deep her despair, was, or why it tooh hold of her,"
Maria Pia said with a twist of her greying head with its tort.ise-hell combs.
"You are still too young! to blame yourself, for then, you were only a boy. Now
come upstairs and see how cosy the gentlemen live. I thought it would cheer
you up to take coffee in their lovely cottage...very fond of bright colours,
they are."
The colours the gentlemen liked best were rose, light green, orange and
yellow -- the cheerful tasteless colours; but the claustrophobic cosiness of-
the bachelor villa made wallpapers buckle forward and squeeze Juan uncomfortably,
He was relieved to go back to the living-room again, and would have preferred to
sit in the kitchen with Maria Pia, sipping strong coffee; but she flapped off
sturdily, shut the door between them and put the kettle on. Juan stood in tbz
middle of the plushy room and his long fingers uncurled and stretched towards
the leather book. They were drawn there, as he had been drawn bach to his
native scene...a little decayed habou. which had become a housing and factory
area -- by some impulse stronger than the wish to lay a wreath on his mother's
grave after he had fulfilled her heart's desire and been ordained: some impulse
of peculiar dissatisfaction.
He did not permit himself to touch the book. The habit of honour had been
too ingrained in him, by his mother, by Maria Pia when he was small. He barged
In:. lono.l-.t;ly into the neat kitchen and said: "This place has a sort of solid
comfort. It's the home of people who-have saved money and live well, How lucky
they are to have you to look after them, Maria PiaJ"
"Well, their luck is your loss, Mr. Juan...Father," she said, smiling.
'You know! I'd always promised I'd come and look after you whenever you needed
ime0. e w
eHo watched her warm the coffee-pot, stir the grounds, put the earthenware
cover on, pour the boiling black strong into two cups. He felt comforted. "You
know\, Maria Pia, the great difference between two Catholics like you and me
is that you see nothing but .ood in other people.' I have a terrible sensitive-
ness to evil which isn't proper for a man of God, as you call me. The minute
I came back to my birthplace I felt it creeping up on me, like a vapour..."
She had remembered that he likod real cream floating in his coffee, and
throw in a lavish blob of it. "Mr. Juan, it's not that I don't feel it. It's
that I refuse to notice it."






Saturday, September 25, 1965 THE STAR Page Five

THE CENSORS (Short Story) Continued
'So you realise also that our town is full of suspicion? It isn't just my
imagination? Old Doc -- he feels it, too."
"It's always like that between our little revolutions," Maria Pia said.
'Worst of all was when you were growing up and studying for a priest abroad.
When we wore so full of navy and army and hush-hush."
"I hated getting those letters from Mother, full of cut-outs...What could
she possibly have written that was an official secret?
"And yours," said Maria Pia, smiling wryly. "They were just lace mats some-
times..."
"The post office," said Juan reflectively, sniffing as if vapour had crept
into his nostrils.
"I used to fetch your letters home in those old days. My two gentlemen work-
ed there as censors. They were the only ones who could speak three languages. But
you're restless, Mr. Juan. You'll be an old skeleton Monsignor ih fifty years!"
"Yes, I'm restless," Juan replied. "'I want to find out why this town is
all mossed over with unhappiness. And what sorrow killed my mother."
"Well, you won't find it in this nice clean villa," she said, bristling.
"Oh no?" said he, vaguely, reaching for the leather book as if he could no
longer resist it. "That's only their hobby!" cried Maria Pia. "Their old
cuttings book. Keeps them amused." But Juan would not be stopped. He unclasped
the latch of the book, which was very heavy. As soon as he saw the first dark-
green page with its many yellowing cuttings, he knew that the vapour trail had
led to the source of harm. Why should censors keep the bits they had cut out
of people's letters? Before he read a single word he saw it all: the two little
men with their mean peering eyes, using the terrible power conferred on them by
civil war to ransack the private lives of their-neighbouras overcome by curiosity
hoarding extracts frm those letters so lovingly, anxiously and crudely covered
with the scripts of the townspcople. To what use did they put their knowledge?
The cuttings were all marked and dated...-Sra N. to her husband in Peru...G.L.
to friend in Madrid... X, Y and Z to correspondents in New York, Jamaica, Cuba...
Words, hundreds and thousands of words, written for only special pairs of eyes
to read, and chuckled over years afterwards by two filthy little men after their
good meals cooked by Maria Pia... Just glancing through gave him insight: he
soon discovered what interested the two jolly bachelors, and was surprised to find'
that they had massacred both outgoing and incoming letters. He did not look
deeply a strong repulsion made him feel sick -- until he came across his own
racing handwriting: a sentence which he remembered dashing off out of a full
heart, just before his pre-ordination retreat. I have the greatest faith in the
universal influence of communion. and will give allmy service to this faith --
the words of an ardent young deacon, a prig perhaps, shockingly scribbled for
the eyes of a devout mother.
Cormmunion. He was far from the communion of saints now, so full of rage
was his mind. He studied the sentence again. Who could make mischief out of
that? Then he saw that the word communion itself, with it's final 'o' snakily
scribbled before a wobbling 'n', could have been read as communism. What a
weapon for the little men! He turned the page and saw his own writing again.
and slammed the book shut, icy with grief and fury. He advanced to the iron
kitchen stove which Maria Pia was gently raking. In order to get the book inside
he had to tear it in half and bend it, and this he did with a strength which
apolloed them both. Maria Pia called out: "Mr. Juan' Father. No."
"Pack your things. We're leaving." The leather cover was burning and the
sheets wero ablazo; it all smelt like a foul cigar. Maria Pia shook her head
and flapped her white apron, crying, "Why, why, WhyJ" But Juan didn't know why.
He still didn't know what those slimy little men had extorted from his poor
mother. He only had that conviction of evil. "Trust me," he said calmly. "I'll
toll you about it later. Pack up your things and let us get out of here. For my
mother's dake. For my sakei" Maria Pia asked no more questions, but went up-
stairs after one sniff. The fire ii the stove blazed high while he called a
taxi. After a few moments Maria Pia came down, dressed in sombre black. "Should
I leave the gentlemen a goodbye note?" she asked in a low voice.
"No," said Juan. "They'll rirndortnnd7 only too well."







Page Six THE STAR


* : ** ** Britain


On the 24th anniversary of the
Battle of Britain, H4M. the Queen
unveiled a memorial tablet to Sir
Winston Churchill in Westminster
Abbey, near the tomb of the Unknown
Warrior. Spitfires and Hurricanes
(fighter planes which were foremost
in the famous Battle) flew overhead
as the ceremony was being performed.
Parliamentary Delegation : a four-
man U.K. Parliamentary delegation
began the first days of their scheduled
one-week tour of Britian Guiana, call
ing on Premier Forbes Burnham first.
Leader was Mr. W.C. Whitlock (Labour);
others Sir Wm. Teeling and Mr.
I.P. Percival (Conservatives.) They-
were received by all parties in B.G.
- but Dr. Jagan's representative
handed them a 3-page letter objecting
to their programme. However they held
discussions with Opposition after
calling on Governor Sir R. Luyt. They
met United Force members also.
Another CPA delegation: Dominica
will also be favoured with a visit
from four members of the Lords &
Commons between 20th-25th November,
1965. Leader will be Mr. John Cronin
MP (Labour) Lord Conesford QC and
the Earl of Dalkeith MP (Conservative)
and Lord Willis (Labour). A programme
is being arranged by the local branch
of the Commonwealth Parliatntary
Association. Ted Willis, now a success
-ful and respectable Labour Peer, was
onoc an extremely 'Left' member of
the Labour League of Youth, and wrote
plays for Unity Theatre. Both
Mr. Cronin and Lord Conesford are
very knowledgeable about Trade Unions;
The Earl of Dalkeith is heir to the
Dukedom of Buccleuch.
Britain: In an attempt to reverse
the -obrain drain' by which all the
top brains in England are likely to
go abroad, a Government Selection
Board will visit Ottawa next November
to interview and encourage British
scientists in Canada to return to
Britain -- fares paid.
Arts Exhibition : Queen Elizabeth
II visits the Commonwealth Contem-
porary Arts Display at Festival Hall
today, Barbados has some fine
exhibits on show -- sculpture,
local craft work and painting. At the
Craft Centre in London, Barbados
coral goods are a sell-out. *****


In England, a wallaby (large
Australian kangaroo) which had escaped
from a local zoo-. was his while
crouching in the bushes (by a tractor).
It rushed out and ran off down the road
where it was pursued by cars. Motorists
reported that its speed exceeded 40 miles
per hour. The wallaby was eventually
caught. *********
A Detective driving in a police car
along a Suffolk Road observed that the
car ahead seemed familiar. He then
realized that it was his own private
car, which had been parked several miles
away. Later two men were charged. *****

Tanzania: President Nyerere said he
would withdraw Tanzania from the Common-
wealth if Britain gave Rhodesia indepen-
dence with minority rule. If Rhodesia
took independence by force, he added,
Britain could not be blamed. *******
Jamaica: Commonwealth Finance Ministers'
Conference started in Jamaica on Weds.22o
Liverpool: Sir Arthur Lewis of U.W.I.
addressed a seminar on technology. He
said that in many nations, a strengthen-
ing of the educational framework would
have to come before technical innovation
-- when the labour situation improved.
Only when full employment was achieved
was a country justified in making use of
all the labour-saving techniques at its
disposal. ******
Commonwealth Medical Conference will be
held in Edinburgh from Oct. 4-13-
T.U.C. Annual assembly of onions in
the British T.U.C, 97th to be held,
drew delegates from 172 unions, with a
total membership of over millions.
Economic planning and civil liberties
were among the items in the report to
congress.

WORDS TO REMEMBER

"The first condition of law is just-
ice. That law which oppresses the
weak, or denies the fair claims of
the poor, will prove a flimsy barrier
against the rising storm of man's
demand for justice.
International law has been primarily
concerned with relations between States.
In pursuit of justice, it must now con-
cern itself more than in the past with
the welfare of people."- President
Johnson, to the World Conf. on Peace.


QUEEN AND COMI~MOI\EALTH


Saturday, September 25, 1965






Saturday, September 25, 1965 THE STAR Page Seven

DOMINICANS ARE ---
CRAZY ABOUT THE STRINGS!
Says our youthful contributor CEE-JULE
Do you know the latest craze among our broadminded boys? No -- not a
vogue in pants! Not the Honda cycles either. Ah yes, the Guitar.
The guitar craze has hit that portion of the island's population by storm
overnight. In all the little villages around the island, right back to the
towns, these ambitions boys can be seen 'toting' a guitar slung across the
shoulder, its strings hardly ever at rest,
What's the reason for this sudden enthusiasm for string music? Is it
Elvis Presley films, Chet Atkins, Al Cayola or Ansel Wyatt records, or is it
the prospect of being members of the new bands which, incidentally, are a
sudden appearance on the local scene?
One of our famous music-masters, a son of the soil, who runs his own music
school, puts it down to mere curiosity born of mild envy. The guitar sound
appeals to youth, they are fascinated by the idea of owning a guitar or at
least playing one in a band, and they go all out to find out for themselves
what there is in it. As a result, guitars electricd and 'ordinary') have mater-
ialised over the island like magic.
When the owners are asked "Where did you buy this one?" they come back
with such answers as 'ordered it', 'my brother brought it from BarbadQs' or
'bought it secondhand from a feller'. There are even those who have guitars
made locally by ambitious joiners, who make all but the strings, which they
buy and put on. It's just a pity none of our stores, not even the record
shops, are able to help the youngsters -- and themselves as well -- by having
guitars on their stock list!

Ireland is famous for her traditional love poems and songs. We print beneath
some verses from LOVE SONGS OF OLD CONNAUGHT, translated by DOUGLAS HYDE.
It is late last night the dog was speaking of you;
The snipe was speaking of you in her deep marsh.
It is you are the lonely bird throughout the woods;
And that you may be without a mate until you find me.

You have promised me a thing that is not possible;
That you would give me gloves of the skin of a fish;
That you would give me shoes of the skin of a bird,
And a suit of the dearest silk in Ireland.

My mother said to me not to be talking with you,
Today or tomorrow or on Sunday.
It was a bad time she took for telling me that;
It was locking the door after the house was robbed...

You have taken the east from me, you have taken the west from me,
You have taken what is before me and what is behind me;
You have taken the moon, you have taken the sun from me,
And my fear is great you have taken God from me.

THE RESCUE PARTY
In the North of England this week, a farmer's life was saved while he
was being chased by one of his own prize bulls. A group of little boys
flying their model planes saw the farmer's danger and launched their planes
in formation between the man and the bull. The farmer escaped to safety.


ENJOY THE STAR AND -ENLIGHTEN


YOUR WEEK







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WAR AND PEACE
A Reprieve India and Pakistan

In the words of Lord Caradon (Sir Hugh Foot), Britain's delegate to
the United Nations, "The Security Council's handling of the India-Pakistan
dispute and cease-fire was magnificent." On Wednesday at 6 p.m. (our time)
both sides stopped assailing each other; the Indians withdrew from the
Sikkim (near-Chinese) border so as to avoid any clash with China. Shortly
before the pact, Soviet Premier Kosygin had offered to act as mediator if
the two warring Prime Ministers would meet on Soviet soil. India has agreed
to accept Kosygin's offer; Pakistan's reply is still indefinite.
The Wednesday cease-fire and Indian withdrawal saved a world on the
brink of war, since China had given a sinister ultimatum, the consequences
of which could not have been confined to Asia. The truce is, however, an
uneasy one, since Pakistan declared that she would still support the Kashmir
"freedom fighters" and India said that she would "deal with Kashmiri infiltra-
tors". Pakistan has threatened to leave the United Nations unless the Kashmir
problem is settled by January 1; while Indian M.P.s have been pressing to
manufacture atom bombs locally "because of the Chinese-threat". Some Indian
Members have accused Britain of being 'anti-Indian' U.N. Observers have moved
in to supervise._ _. ..... .._ -

Viet Nam 'Hello Dolly'

The hit American musical 'Hello Dolly' will go to the Rec-ublic of Viet
Nam to entertain U.S. troops during the month of October, the White House
has announced. President Johnson invited the show's producer to bring it
to Viet Nam after it completed its run in Tokyo.
The show was to have been played in the Soviet Union after its Tokyo run.
However, the Soviet Union told the U.S. State Department that it wanted to
postpone the appearance, giving no reason for its action. The State Dept.
said the decision by Moscow meant the attraction would not be presented there
this year. USIS.
Children's Day in Viet Nam was recently celebrated by the dropping
of thousands of packets of toys and other-gifts in South Viet Nam by U.S.
planes, while their forces planes were heavily bombarding Viet Kong strong-
holds in North Viet Nam.


RELIGIOUS NEWS
Last Tuesday the Vatican Council gave preliminary approval by the
heavy majority of 2,000 votes to 220 in favour of "freedom of every man to
choose his own beliefs." This declaration ended three years of bitter-
contention between liberall' Prelates and a minority of 'conservatives' --
mainly Italian and Spanish. -- BBC.


NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR COMMONhWEALTH IMMIGRANTS
His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury is Chairman of the Committee
named above, which 'will be required to promote and co-ordinate on a national
basis the entry and good living conditions of Commonwealth Ipigrants.'

CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER HERE
Here to bestow formally the $400,000 Canadian gift school "Goodwill
School" at Pottersville, was His Excellency the Trade Commissioner of Canada,
now High Commissioner in Trinidad for the West Indies area: Mr. Gilmour. The
visitor replied to many speeches of thanks and appreciation, saying he could
add little to 'sj much eloquence', that he thought the name Goodwill symbolic
of the relations between Canada and Dominica, was pleased that it was a
co-operative enterprise, calling the building a 'substantial school'. Many
Ministers, officials, teachers, Churchmen and Huns, children and 'locals'attendcb






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OUTSTANDING NEWS
Murderer of Martinique Caught (Black Panther cornered)

On September 8 in the neighbourhood of Redoute, a police jeep deliberately
left the right-hand side of the road to block the way of an oncoming Fiat.
The Fiat was stolen. Burst of fire came from it, and the Gendarmerie closed
in. A voice called out: "Don't shoot, I give myself up." Out of the Fiat
emerged Just-Pierre Marny,good-looking terrorist who had even killed an infant
during his revenge murders-. He had been at large for many days. In his "testa-
ment" he declared that "I must either die or obtain revenge", after being
imprisoned; he sought out and tried to kill his alleged accomplices and anyone
else who stood in his way. Martinique papers have been full of photographs of
the killer, his victims, the final chase, and the miserable shack in which
Marny vas born, his distressed mother, and his father (thrown out of work by
the scandal). : ^^::;; s ::: n s. ;

MANLEY OF JAMAICA versus JORDAN OF THE FASCISTS
CanaPress: Colin Jordan, leader of Britain's ultra-rightwing nationalist-
socialist movement staged a noise scene and halted & Press conference given by
Normal Manley, Jamaica's opposition leader, in London on Monday; the incident
occurred as Manley began his 10-day tour of Britain to study how Jamaican
immigrants are getting along in Britain. "The National Socialist movement -
tells the people of the West Indies go back to the West Indies!" Jordan
shouted at Manley. The organizer stepped in, and Jordan was led out, still
shouting "the people of Britain want coloured immigration stopped!"
Just before this incident, a British taxi-driver tore a swastika necklace
from the throat of Mrs. Francoise Jordan, wife of Colin Jordan. He was brought
to court and fined a total of 3 after pleading guilty to charges of using
insulting behaviour in Notting Hill and wilfully damaging a necklace (worth 1).
He was bound over to be of good behaviour for a year.
Police Inspector Faulkner said that Mrs. Jordan hailed the.taxi-driver.
He stopped, recognized her, and shouted: "I don't want you. I'm a Jew. You
stinking Nazi." She protested and refused to go away. A crowd gathered. The
taxi-driver got out, tore the necklace from Mrs. Jordan's throat, and shouted
to the crowd, "She ic Colin Jordan's wife. A stinking Nazi. He was arrested.
Defending lawyer said that the driver was a man of excellent character with a
fine war record, and had been inflamed at the sight of the swastika. He refused
to take her as a passenger because he was a Jew. She replied: "Well if you are
a Jew, what are you doing out of the ovens?"

P R'O L 0- Life Saving Food for Children
(During Federal days, a certain protein food called "Incaparina" was distributed
for sampling through the Ministry of Social Affairs. Now we hear of a new
development with the same basis which will bring strength to some of Dominica's%.,
children. PROLO is being given to all the children under the care of the
SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND. It is saving lives and helping to build strong healthy
bodies.) ******
SCF Release: Protein is man's greatest food need everywhere.
Traditional protein foods are milk, fish, eggs, cheese and meat. Starchy
foods are the staple diets of countless millions. They may fill man's belly,
but they can never supply the vital proteins which children need to grow and
men to work, and mothers to rear children,
There is a kind of protein food which can be grown. This is the soyabean,
which when harvested has a lot of protein and fat and very little starch. Raw
soyabeans are not good to eat. They are indigestible and bitter. But a new
process converts soyabeans into PROLO. About half PROLO is protein and nearly
a quarter is fat, the prime ingredients 6f meat, milk and eggs.
PROLO is ready to eat, no cooking required. PROLO has little flavour
of its own. It can be made into a porridge with hot water and sugar to
taste. It can be added to familiar dishes of all kinds: gravy and thickening
for example. This particular brand of protein rich food is BRITISH MADE.







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STARSPORTS
A Poor Game
Footballs:
Last Saturday I witnessed
what must have been the worst foot-
ball game I have ever seen. Domfruit
Rovers were playing Empire in a Divis-
ion I gam.e. Both sides lacked punch
near goal and the midfield play was
uninspiring. The result was a goal-
less draw. A fitting result since
neither team deserved to win.

S2artans s Blackburn 0
This was a much better game. Black-
burn's attack, with LeBlanc as leader,
sputtered like a damp squib after a
promising start. Their defence, with
the exception of skipper Osborne and
McIntyre again proved inadequate,
giving the Spartan forwards a field-
day. E. Jno Baptiste was on target
with a hat-trick of goals, while Clem
John and Bingsworth Casimir got one
each. Gary Aird in the Blackburn goal
made an inauspicious debut, but he
will settle down if his defence gives
him better support.
Domfruit Rovers 1 -- Combermere 0
This promised to be a good game,
and would have been if the players had
not indulged in several petty fouls. As
a result referee Jeff Charles was
forced to intervene to stop the game
turning into the "rough-house" which
most spectators expected to see. The
teams were evenly matched, but Domfruit
Rovers showed more urgency in attack
and were rewarded with a scrambled
goal converted by "Flexie" Symes in
the first half.


Saturday, September 25, 1965

RECENT G.C.E. RESULTS

Fire-victim Rupert Lance helped St.
Mary's Academy to attain a 75.6 pass
average by doing well in 6 out of seven
subjects, despite his long months in UWI
hospital. Bravo, Rupert; Out of 60
girls who sat the exams for C.H.S., a
net result of 60 percent was obtained,
with 142 subject passes out of a
possible 241. D.G.S. had a certain
number of successes (details not avail-
able), but Wesley School fell short of
the performance foretold last year, a
few girls failing in all subjects --
curiously enough even in Bible for which
study Wesley is famous. Isaline Buffong
did well for Wesley, her passes including
English Literature and West Indian History;
and Sh1ila Celestine passed in British-
European history. The total results of
this "0" level examination were, however,
somewhat of a surprise to more than one
school.

SHIPS AHOY
SATURDAY 18th: M/V Brunsholm from U.K.
with general cargo; SUNDAY: Yacht Summer's
Cloud;.Schooner Island Pride from Trini-
dad with fuel and TeXgas. M/V Sunmont from
Canada, (MONDAY 21st)with,6500 BAGS E-OU-UR!
Carib Clipjer TUESDAY, gen. cargo.
WEDNESDAY: MVs ProtaUs, (from U.K.) one
passenger; Thomas Schulte, gen. cargo;
Benefactor (via BG)- Rice. THURSDAY
27th: M/V Brunsholm (to load bananas U.K,)
and M/V Delgres from Martinique (32 pass-
engers); also M/V Inagua Tern from T/dad
with oil, kerosine & Gasoline to Fond Cole,

READER'S VIEW


WORLD CUP Dear Madam
ORLD CP England start serious Dear Madam, "To the Finder"
preparations for the World Cup next If my fellow mnn would only realise
Saturday when they take on Wales in the life of their Island, and how hard it
the first of twelve internationals is to obtain jobs & earn a little money,
before the World Cup begins in August my dear friend the finder of my purse
next year. The team looks capable of with the sum of $150.oo and over, would
beating Wales (always a difficult surely have thought twice and without
proposal at Ninian Park, Cardiff). delay lodged it at the Police /Quarpr9r_0or
Ron Springett has been recalled in at my temporary residence 127 Bath Road.
goal for the injured Gordon Banks, I am sure the money was converted into
while Peacock replaces Allan Ball the finder's personal use, while I was
and Greaves comes back in place of forced to obtain grocorieabYcredit for
Eastham. A draw looks the most likely repayment. Finder, remember one can't
result, though a Welsh victory cannot be too careful in the world to suffer
S..4.q...... ** ,;, .... ,,, ,: ,,: ,4:*, the loss of something. Despite this
great loss without hope of return,I quote:
VOTERS! HURRY AND CHECK YOUR NAMES "Who steals my purse steals trash...
ON THE VOTING LIST -- GO TO THE FREE But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him
LIBRARY IF LISTS ARE NOT ON DISPLAY And makes me poor indeed." Yours tru
IN YOUR VICINITY, AND GO QUICKLY:.!' MS. GERALDINE CUFFY, RIVIERE CYRIQUE.'
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