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162 EASF 75
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eT M- F ^ S T A R artinique Essay
THE STAComRpeti ticn --
Rupert Lance i rs 1
D0 M N C A ... see pages/
Virtue Duce Comnite Fortuna


26, BATI ROAD, Roseau.

June 4, 1966

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Conrad Hunte (left) and Sir Learie
Constantine, two great cricketers of
their times, seen talking together.
Both are great sportsmen; both are
genuine humanitarians. They remind
us that a West Indies nation in the
foreseeable future might excel in
three important branches of human
endeavour: sport, the hbmanities,
-the arts. (Learie and Conrad are both
writers and welfare workers in their
spare time).
So...even editorials go by the
board when a great cricket matdc is
being played -- England vs. the West
Indies. And knvwing the spirit and
temper of our readers this .week-amd,
S we give pride of place on the front page

Following their crushing defeat of Derbyshire earlier this week,
the `-est Indies proceeded to demonstrate that given ti.e sunshine and
reasonably good wickets, they are the most formidable batting side since
Australia in the Thirties.
It was a lovely day at i nchester. Sobers won the toss and elected
to bat. The wicket was green, and proved tobe lively in the first two
hours. Mcl;orris and Hunte gave no indication of things to come, though
Hunte hit the first ball of the match to the boundary. Hunte was lucky
to survive two chances early in his innings,, and just as it seemed that
they had settled down, cNorris was caught for 11 with the score at 38.
Kanhai was immediately bowled by Higgs for 0 and it seemed that Englamd
would after all break through. Butcher joined Hunte, who was now in
co.,'--nd and taking no chances, Butcher went for his strokes and they
gradually improved the position. Butcher was cut for 44 when the partner-
ship had put on 74. Yurse joined Hunte -- who by now was growing in
stature. Like Butcher, Nurse was out when well set. He was bowled by
Titmus for ,9 when the score was 215. SOBER'S RECORD(turn to p.12.)

RESULT OF $50 PRIZE COMPETITION: : : We thau ght that we were throwing
away fifty dollars; -surely someone in Dominica must have read that poem
and been, like ourselves, astonished at its present and local appropriate-
ness? BUT N01 Nobody guessed that the poem was by one of the two greatest
Twentieth Century poets, WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN. Thus nobody even won the $10
consolation prize. Book: FOR THE TIYE BEING: published in 1945 not 1966:

Vol. II

No. 20


PageTwoTHE TARSatuday Jun 4,196

West Indians' Canadian
Friend Speaks Outo.
Industrialist and businessman K.R.
Patrick, OBE, asked Canadians and
the -Canadian government to choose
the British West Indies as an "area
of concentration" in foreign aid,
leading to a monetary and customs
"We have only a few weeks to design
an imaginative and courageous policy
which could have massive benefi-
cial effects on both the British
West Indies and Canada and streng-
then the free world," Dr Patrick
said. The former long time Presi-
dent of Canadian Aviation Electro-
nics Ltd. which he founded was
during t he war Canada's leading
radar expert. Dr. Patrick drew at-
tention to the historical links
w which connect the West Indies, the
Maritime Pro vinces and Newfoundland
and which had made Canada at one
time th e principal trading partner
of the Islands,
A concentration of efforts in this
area of the world would bring larger
returns in Dr. Patrick's, opinion-
than the present foreign aid policy
on a wide front. He suggests an in-
vestment in thh island totalling
less than 101 of current external
aid...a total of.20 million dollars
of direct investment a year over a
period of 10 years plus: substantial.
amounts of Canadian expertise. "The
policy recommended is to spend -I
enough money and effort in this
one area to really solve the prob-
lem," Dr Patrick said. "The West In-
dies are not emerging nations to be
compared with the Congo, Uganda or
Tanzania and other countries where
full. suffrage and a Ministerial
form of government has only been in
existence a short time before Inde-
pendence. The West Indian is the
product of some 300 years of the rule
of law, of the influence of both
French and English. In fact, St.
Lucia's civil code is the Quebec
Civil Code, chapter and verse. This
constitutional background in Dr.
Patrick's opinion is one of the
g greatest asset- of the West Indies
and one of the principal foundations
of their political stability. Still.,
past policy of the British Colonial
Office has not represented 20th cen-
tury thinking and .n.haR held back the

development of the 8 islands in
comparison with those having
French or U.S. connections.
*God's Ideal Climate
There are many areas of decir-.
sive and mutual benefit between
Canada and the West Indian islands.
Dr. Patrick said, The islands need
markets, Canada needs access to
the West Indian climate which ,"is
surely what God had in mind when
he designed the human animal."
It is understood that Dr. Pa-`
trick's urgent recommendations'
have some backing 4in the Canadian

On the eve of Guyana's inde-
pendence, the U.S. labour move-
ment today announced a U.6. s2
million loan to Guyana's free
trade union movement.
The loaan is to be used by Guy-
ana's trade unions to build 500
lowcost housing units, and is
guaranteed by the U.S. Government.
through AID.
At the same time private indus..
trial development in the new S.
American nation .of Guyana will be
promoted and her economy diver-
sified with the help, of a -:
million loan from the Agency for
International Development (AID).
Guyana will repay the aid loan in
dollars within 40 years, The: fund
is expected to attract a wide va-
riety of investors,

Dominican Teaches French
To f'ricans in Britain
Frenc(h speaking mechanics from
the West African Republic of Mali
who are on a two months training
course with the Leyland. Motor
Manufacturing firm in N.W. Eng-
land, are being helped in their,
training by a Dominican, Mr.
Warneford Shillingford of Salis
bury. He was assigned to act as
interpreter with the team, because
of his knowledge of French as well
as his mechanical experience, built
up throughout many years' service
in Leyland departments.
When the Mali engineers return
home, Mr Shilli.ngord will accom-
pany them to give on the spot main-.
tenance advice to other technicians
in the West African Republic.

Saturday, June 4, 1966


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Saturday, June 4, 1966 THE STAR PAGE Thr ee

According to CanaPress, 18-
year old Rosaleen Dagge says she
is a pen pal of Prince Charles.
"He's such a nice boy, absolute-
ly charming, but still terribly
shy," she said. y x 3
BRITAIN: Trade Union leaders
attacked the Government over its
stand in the Seamen's strike, now
in its third week. Union leaders
said "Prime minister Wilson is a
working man and his Union brought
him to power and they could also
turn him out". They charged
Government was infringing on Labour
rights to bargain collectively.Y
NIGERIA: L:ore than 35 people were
killed and several hundred injured
in inter-tribal clashes in North-
ern Nigeria. The fighting develop-
ed from anti-government protests
by Northerners against Federation.
Gen. Ironsn is no longer a feder-
ation, it is a unitary state and
republic. H F
GM A Govt. has stated that it can-
not repay at once huge debts or
interest owed by the Nkrumah Govt.
to other countries. 'x X
preparation for Ottawa talks opens
at Garrison, Barbados on Mon. 6th.
Trade, Aid, Transportation, Com-
monwealth and Immigration are on
the agenda. C.I. LeBland with Pr.
Joffre Robinson as adviser are
representing Dominica.
RHODESIA: 2nd set of talks start-
ed on official level in Salisbury
this week., y R ;
DOMINICA: Torrential rains last
week cut off Portsmouth and air-
port from direct road travel.Part
of road near Deux Branches will
not be cleared till next week.
Ferry service for tough walkers
was arranged by G. Karam, but those
unable to hike must go by tea to
Portsmouth, thence on to Marigot'
GOODBYE cocktail party was held for
UN adviser Dr. oritomo, who left
behind Coir plant rornomrcrncidt ons.

The following statement was received
from TT ..; Public Relations:
"It is possible that you may
receive a statement for publication
from Fr. Lloyd Best with regard to
action taken by a group at the Univ-
ersity with reference to Dr. Beck_
ford's p ssport. Should you publish
it the University will be grate-
ful if you will make it clear that
the Vice-Chancellor wishes to state
that Er. Best has no authority to
speak fc the University. The Univ-
ersity views its agreements with
the contributing governments as a
firm commitment, and will seek Mn
all possible ways and means to
honour it.
(Sgd) C.G. Lindo,
Assistant Registrar. "
Editor's note: 7e publish this
mysterious letter as a matter of
interest, althapuh we have not
received any statement yet fQ m Ir.
Lloyd Best. For we are left wonder-
ing whether the Dr. Beckfbrd
referred to is a Trinidadian hus-
band of the Kabaka of Bugan a sa

Yadam, Patois a Bastard Tongue
I listened to all that foolishness
of C.P.'s Press conference. Call
patois 1st or 2nd language, Icall
it as my father did, a bastard tongue.
You cannot read or write it in the
schools and it is only suitable for
folk-songs and carnival and polite al
rabble-rousers. Whhen I was small
my father told me, "I was born a
bastard and brought up with patois.
So was your grandfather. But you
must speak a legal language that
will get you on in the world. Keep
your patois in the backyard or I will
lash you." I followed his advice,
and that is why I am where I am tody :
RC ea .

ATRIGTA: Eastern Caribbean Tourist
Board will meet in St. Johns from 11/
12th June. X.

PAGE~ Three

Saturday, June 0, 1966


PaeFu H SA audyJn 16

While President Johnson says
'there will be no going back in
Viet Nam" and the war-torn country
is just getting over the suicide
by burning of five "Buddhists (two
of them women, the last aged 17),
the people of South Viet Nam have
put in a plea for United Nations
observers to watch over the coming
September elections. There was an
attempt to assassinate a ABddhist
Monk, named as a leader of resis-
tance against the Government. Now,
however, the '.uddhists have called
off their sacrificial demonstrat-
ions pro tem. Meanwhile the lib-
eral section of the .British Press
is asking 'what if Wilson tells
the U.S. President what he REALLY
thinks'about Viet Nam?' -- He
has talked rather cautiously so
far because he needs American help
The best background book on the
Viet Nam situation TODAY was pub--
lished by Morris West,Australian,
a year ago. It. is in your Public
Library, and is available as from
now, the STAR Editor having paid
a fine this morning for keeping it
too long. Read it, and you'll know
some of the answers, though it is
special Pleading... (Title: The
Ambassadors). b"Lc .,
CONGO: Four former Cabinet
Ministers were hanged in Leopold-
ville on Thursday before a huge
crowd of tens of thousands of
cheering, jeering, crying citizens.
ROBERT IE,EFEDY dropped into London
en route to South Africa where he
is the guest of the S.A. Students
Union...Pressmen from abroad were
refused entry. Kennedy said he was
seeking true information.

REPRESENTATIVES of 14 countries to
whom the last Govt. of Ghana owed
*e 4-r 44Q -aill.ina-g-t Ln London,

WANTED at Sylvania, Masons,
Labourers, Carpenters for
$100,000 building programme now
in.progress Apply to:-
Mr. JT. Caldwell, Builder.

After a quarter million mile
trip in 63 hours the U.So Survey-
or spacecraft made a soft landing
on the moon on Thursday morning
and started sending back pictures
to the California Tracking Stat-
ion "as good, or better than
those obtained by the Russians"
from Luna IX four months ago.
TheGemini/Agena space rendez-
vous planned for this week again
failed due to a control fault in
the Gemini. The Agena rocket is
in orbit, waiting to meet Gemini.
This week also the Soviet
Union made proposals for a "Moon
Treaty" in terms almost identical
to President Johnson's recent pro-
posal. Basically the proposed
treaty calls for freedom for ex-
ploration for all, freedom of
scientific investigation, the-
avoidance of harmful contaminat-
ion and a ban on military usage.

in Lagon
serves you --
the best PELAU you ever ate,
Scrumptious Barbecued
and all soft drinks only 100
with food
-- - -
Know They Can Now Get Plump,
at: Dechausay's Goodwill
Supermarket & Vic's
(three stores)

& Weanlings -- some at $15.oo
some at $20,oo -- HURRY 1

FOR SALE Bedford Truck 569
only $750. Hillman Husky 745
$350. See them at Sylvania.,
_Imperial Rd., in business hrs.

Saturday, June )s 1966

Page Four


Somno seven years ago I walked into an Arts & Crafts Exhibition at.
Government House for an exciting experience. Inge Blomquist exhibited
her work for the first time in Dominica. Matisse-like in colour and
form, the large canvasses exploded vividly to overshadow all else there.
Last week, Mrs, Blomquist held an exhibition, first at the Dominica
Club and then at the D.G.S,, and I regret to say that.Dominica has tamed
her down to; its own Victorian taste.
No. 18, Liesel and the River at Pointe Mulatre, is a piece of accom-
plished realism reminding me of a Scottish glen painted by a great-
uncle before he became director of the Bank of England. I preferred
the more impressionistic Canvasses of children in ballet costumes, and
the delightfully balanced composition in colour and form of the family
at Castle Comfort with a background of gay washing on the line. The
landscapes, 11, 13, 4 and 5 all seemed to me like early work realism
without imagination, but suitable for many a respectable living-room.
The portrait of Jose Cools Lartigue (no.12) I found lacking in depth
of character, perhaps due to a too. interesting background,
The few paintings shown by young Christine Sheridan (un-numbered)
were extremely interesting. I especially like the composition, crowded
into the canvas, of the Girl in Red, and the use of the white canvas in
the treatment of the woman sitting and reading. The orange of the sun-
set with the silhouette of houses and palms was too blatant, but the
abstracted trees (two paintings) are excellent, as; are the houses all
angular -palette-knife work.
On a practical note, a simple duplicated catalgue, is a good en-
couragement for people to discuss what they have seen afterwards and
perhaps revisit. I sincerely trust that the Exhibition was a financial
success. R.E.A.

The Barbados Branch of the UWI
Guild of Graduates has reported a
very active year. The Guild compri-
sing graduates of the UWI as well as
graduates of other recognized uni-
versities, elects four members of
the Council. of the Univertity of the
West Indies.
During the year, the Branch do-
nated to the students of the College
of Arts and Science of the UWI a
thirty-day chiming clock which has
been placed in the Students' Union.
The Branch hopes to sponsor, in co-
operation with thb;Barbados Arts
Council, a Schools Drama Festival,
and also a series of four radio
--- ---------------
YC.S. Literary Campaign
During the suramer holidays, boys
of the Y.C.S. will be engaged in an
illiteracy campaign. The specific
goal in mind is very basic; each boy
is to teach at least one other per-
son to read and write.
Introducing the idea at a Y.C,S.
meeting, Bro, Estrada stated that
during the 1920's in Mexico, the
(contd, next column)

government had initiated the idea
whereby every adult was bound un-
der pain of a fine to teach at
least one other person to read and
write. The result was, an obvious
boost in the literacy rate and a
consequent stride in economic pro-
According to the success of the
whole venture, the hope is. that
other groups and societies will
join in the idea so that it might
even reach the stage where govern-
ment would play a major part some-
what like in Mexico.
How-to-go-about-it sessions are
being given by Bro. Estrada while
other boys of the Y.C.S. are now
engaged in getting pencils, paper
and magazines necessary for the
campaign. We hope that students
will co-operate in this unparalleled
cause* Marian Messenger,

A total of 94,264 West Berliners
used Wall passes to spend Pentecost
Sunday with East Berlin relatives.

A D V E R T I SE in the STAR
* .' * W*' *


Saturday, J~une ~ 1966

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Saturday, June 4, 1966

Short Story A REiA PERSON by Phyllis Shand Allfrey
Torch and cigarette, like a and a little brother, moved
evenly down the drive between the royal palms: Walter stood on the top
verandah and watched his brother Stephen disappear into a car and
switch on the larger brilliance of head-lamnps. An engine hum broke the
silence that had fallen when the washerwomen birds ceased their squeegy
courting noises at sundown. ,Stephen drove away to his dub, He drove
through a belt of grapefruit trees that lay between the white house
and the mysteries of tropical pleasure and poverty.
Walter, who was considered too young at sixteen for club life, went
into his brother's room and filched a packet of cigarettes. He lit one,
cleared his throat imposingly, and said aloud, "At last".
Drooping above smoke on the verandah, he saw the cook stroll off
down the driveway with a basket on her head. The evening was violet
tinged with chartreuse.
Walter threw his cigarette on the gravel below and muttered, glanc-
ing at the overhanging mountains, "A real person. Get together with a
real person.
Before he finished the sentence he lifted the trap.door to the stairs
and lowered himself into the black square, pulling the heavy lid shut
after him. He heard a clink o.of china from the pantry: the maid was set-
ting out a cold supper. A delicate snell of citrus oil stole up from
the valley below., Walter sat down on a cnnvas, chair by a square table,
A moment later the night watchman dropped into a chair beside him.
"Howdy, Mr. Vialter."
"Hi," said Walter casually.
The nighlwatchman took out of his ragged pocket a small box and a
Bible. He replaced the Bible and spilt on the table a stack of dominoes,
Dominoes was a wicked gambling game in the, colony, and the watch-
man turned them over furtively.
"Stake ten cents," said Walter, laying down a ,,-st Indian dime,
Queen's, head uppermost.
The night watchman grunted.
"Any news?" asked Walter, counting out his tablets and drawing one
.towards, him.
"No murders this/Beek," said the watchman.
"You have the double-six, Ishmael.," said W'.-L.iter,
"A rock like a meteor blasted by the Almighty split a woman's house
in two and bounced over head while she slep'," said Ishmael. "This
country surdLy is a land of rocks and stones, and calamity."
"Ha, Ha," said Walter, playing a tablet. Meanwhile the watchman's
two familiars crept up and nuzzled the players in turn. One was a cat
in evening dress, large and magnificent, with a scarred nosed The other
was a small, drab tabby, wife to the larger animal. The tomcat 's white
nhi-rtfiunt shone in the starlight,
"Why don't you have a dog?" asked Waltero
"Wot, for scaring?" asked Ishmael. "These do work better. I'p in-
forming you, the whole town's scared of old Gaga. And Catwife, she
sniffs out a thief at a hundred yards, shows it in her whisks. Gaga's
the ghost of Mr. Bumpton, anyway. Everyone knows; that. Not a male-
factor in the land would come anyvwheres near them. All the stealing
round here takes place in the day-time, I'm pleased to sayv"o
The maid's voice called from the pantry window, "Mr. Walter, supper's
laid cold any time."
"Thanks,r Walt or called back, He followed her steps with alert ears
until she finally plonked down with a screech of bed-springs in some
concealed vault. He lost two cents to Idhmael, who put down his last
ebony rectangle and got up- saying, "Well, Mr. Walter, I'll do the rounds
once, And you please do the usual."
Standing up, Ishmael was visible now by the light from the study
window which made a big trijingle on their card-table. He was. a brown
gnome, aged about thitty-five; not quite a hunchback. He wore a loose,
khaki shirt hanging outside a dirtier pair of trousers of the same


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material-. On his head he had a rancher's hat.In his, hand he. carried
a club studded with wicked-leooking nails.
The two cats moved off with him, but Catwife come back and lay down
beside Walter's salndalled feet. When Ishmael and Gaga had gone out of
sight, Walter got up soundlessly and made for the dining-room, He poured
out two snifters of rum, turning the bottle so that the label hid the
tidemark. He did back quickly over the polished floor to .the table.
Catwife was wait ing for him, but she had turned towards; the dark gar-
den, her rust-coloured nose dilated. Above the insect noises rose the
sound of the river, a low river, a river at rest between new and full
"Catwife, you're a darn plain female for old Gaga to associate with,"
said Walter in a worldly tone, nudging her with his sandal. She ignored
him and, rising og her haunches, stiffened her whiskers.
Walter looked into the garden. Where the wall. was broken he. thought
he saw something wrapped in a sheet, something black and white like a
stage ghost.
"HiI" he called, end the apparition vanished.
"And whose spirit are young he asked Catwife, resisting like any
clubman the longing to drink alone. Catwifogot up and streaked into the
After a long pause, Walter began to wonder if Ishmael had stopped to
eat dinner on his round. Sometimes he came back to, the game with greasy
fingers,cf~h h-, ate with his fingers; out of a tin pail like a primitive.
Twice he had been sacked for going to sleep with a woman after a heavy
meal. Two outhouses had caught fire on the ascond occasion. But Stephen
always rehired him.
"Now why should Mr. Bumpton's ghost inhabit Gaga when the fellow
-died in Trinidad?" asked Walter of himself. As if to reply in person,
Gaga loped dasily up the stone steps. He gave Walter a malevolent frown,
then lay beside him.
At that moment Ishmael and Catwife came along slowly. "Not a male-
factor abroad," said Ishmael in his. best biblical manner. He finished
chewing. "Met a friend."
"I saw him, said Walter, "Who was he?"
"He was the Buddhist," said Ishmael. "Just taking a bath this night.
"The Buddhist'" WIlter lifted his little glass and took a gulp,I to
conceal emotion. The real person' The person he wanted to meet.
"Takes two baths: a weok in our river, lacking his own tub," said
Ishmael- proudly, laying a double-four.
Walter moved a doiminoe dreamily. "W'hy don't you bring him here? Does-
n't he play?"
"He plays:, but not for money. And he only drinks milk,"
"Well, invite him next time. I'd like to meet him," said Walter.
"Wouldn't suit Mr. Stephen," said Ishmael.. "Too much of a different.
man. Thinks too, much, Mro Stephen wouldn't like it. Whyn't you get
yourself a girl? Or I'll get one for you."
"I don't want a girl," said Walter. It was untrue: he wanted one
badly. But not the kind the night watchman could obtain.
"Your turn," he said sharply.

'"Your turn," said Walter. But this. time he was speaking to) the
Buddhist, and it was full moon. The white eyes of the dominoes and the
white eyeballs of the Buddhist flashed sympathetically,
Ismael had downed his rum in one lick and looked sleepy. Getting a
glass of milk for the Buddhist was a harder task than raiding the rum
bottle milk was so much scarcer. Walter had coaxed half a glass from
the maid for the cats an, as if aware of this deceit., Gaga and Catwife:
had curled themselves round the table legs:, glaring reproachfully, now
and then emitting short, malignant mews like barks.
The Buddhist was a black man, .entirely Negro-, far blacker than Ismael.
His face was long, g-entle, and numerous. This had docked Walter at
first, since he had expected a part-oriental at least, He was dressed in

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Satu~rdayq J~une 4". .1966,

Short Story (contd)
an ordinary, fawn linen luit, and what Walter had taken for a ghostly
sheet proved to be a large bath towel, which now hung over the veran-
dah rails. If the Buddhist was a thinker, he was; chary of thinking
aloud. His thoughts had to be drawn from him by questions.
"I see they haven't killed you yet?" Isbmael said pleasantly.
"No.," replied the Buddhist. "Not as yet."
"Tee ha hal." Ishmael laughed. "They hired me to drop aaibig rock on
his head when he was swimming Man, what a joke of a calamity that was!
Budd and me go up cliff tog ether and drop the rock into our river.
Kerr smash plunk; Just to learn them. Next morning there's a big
hole in ,the cliff, that's evidence. I claim half the cash, saying I
miss. Budd and me share it."
"Who' paid it?" asked Walter, moving a three-one.
"Plenty people. Plenty good Christians," said Ishmael, "don't fancy
him being against religion."
"I am not against religion, I'm not against anybody," said the
Buddhist in his courteous drawl,
"Have you any disciplea" Walter aske.d.
"Only one."
"A goat-keeper," enlarged Ishmael.
"Elsewhere, there are more than a.million of us," said the Buddhist.
(Concluded next week)

Says U.S. Professor N 0 T I
The collection of African art
treasures displayed at the First
World Festival of Negro Arts was
alone "worth a trip to Dakar," ac- OWNERS of derel
cording to Hale Woodruff, Professor
of Art at New York University, Roseau are here
In t he concluding discussions of
a seminar at the festival, "there have them remov
was general agreement that Negro
arts as well as all arts spring for reason of t
from 'grass roots' conditions," Mr.
Woodruff said. a "NUIS.~TCE" un
"The most impressive testimony to
the greatness of that large body of Town Council'a
traditional African art was the vast
collection of masterpieces beauti- Noas. 16 and 21*
fully installed in the Musee Dynam-
ique, designed and constructed After this no
specifically for this purpose. The
collection was assembled from major will proceed toD
museums in Europe, Africa and
America." derelict vehicle
In the performing arts, Mr, Wood-
ruff commented, "virtually every ore such dumping wi
of the 33 participating countries
made an indelibly significant con- from owners by
tribution in one or more of these
arts,." He called the performance of debt.
the Duke Ellington Orchestra "the
climactic event of the festival."
Professor Woodruff noted that Mr,
Ellington, in a meeting with Presi-
dent Senghor of Senegal, had stated
that he had began to work on his
new "Symphonio Senegalise".n Inspir- 2/3
nation for the symphony had come from
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Saturday, June 4, 1966

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Saturday, Juhe 4, 1966 THE STAR Page nine

It has been a long time since Colihaut Boy, SMA Student
Dominicans will have seen quite MIajor prize of an eight day tour
such a function as that which is to pf MIartinique in July offered by
take place at FORT YOUNG HOTEL, on the Caribbean Eriends Club has been
Saturday, JULY 16th. awarded to Rupert Lance of Colihaut,
I am talking about a spectacular This news was transmitted by cable e
dance which is being organised-by from Professor Pierre Lucette after
the Friends of the Infant Jesus he had gone through some two dozen
Home and which intends, to be some- essays with the English Professor
thing quite different, of his College on returning home.
The Infant Jesus Home is badly in We understand that other essays are
need of funds and this is just a of high quality and that souvenir
start to make a lot of money, money prizes will be awarded, three to
which is going to be spent on girls and one to a boy. These con-
babies of all colours and religions, testants are: Sonia Teresa Matthew
who unfortunately are suffering (ex WHS),, Sylvia Pemberton (CHS),
from various degrees of malnutri- Swinburne Lestrade (SMA) and Mar--
tion. The Home, so ably run by the cell Severin (ex CHS). There will
good Sisters, needs $2000 a month be a ecial function in Dominica
to function efficiently: this is next July when the prizes will be
for just the ordinary every-day presented before a gathering of
needs of any nursing home. Money is Dominicans, IMartiniquans and Guade-
also needed for various essentials, loupe students led by Professor
the foremost being fly screening. Adelaide. As far as we know, no DGS
This dance is going to offer you students entered for this competition,
many attractions including a never- Rupert Lance submitted the only
before seen Aqua Ballet: you will essay in the French language; but
see some of Dominica's most excel- had his attempt been o-f poor quality,
lent and beautiful, swimmers perfor- the language advantage would have
ming dance-like movements in the been lost. Prof. Lucette totd us:
Fort Young Pool. As well as this "his work was better than that of my
you will see some original dances students." Two, Dominicans invited
p ortrayed by the Island's two pro- to, assist in the judging were not
ficient dance troupes., also Domini- ,ble to attend, and the Editor of
can's best Calypso singer. You will the STAR declined this honour; the
get supper- and also a chance to win judging was therefore concluded in
many wonderful prizes at a special Fort-de-France. However we expressed
Tombola. ourselves as happy to assist with
The Committee hope to see many of translation, publicity, and at the
you at this function, the tickets prize-giving festivities,
will. be 112 double and ?7 single. Now let us-write of Rupert's
There will also. be a limited number effort. It is cooly written, with
of tickets at a cheaper rate which the understatement-which the French
won't include thh supper. Please appreciate. For instance, if you
come and if you cannot, DONATE had not lived through those horrible
GENEROUSLY to this worthy cause: days in Dominica after Monday morn-
without your help the Home cannot ing, February 25, you would never
function, guess from the script that Rupert
(cn innocent spectator of carnival)
CO)' I',,WEALTH AIRLINES suddenly found himself burning al-
most to death, although no flame s
Representatives of B.W.I.A. & had touched him. If Nurse CaBiminr
L.I.A.T. airlines will be among the (wife of CEE BEE's Hesketh Casimir)
chairmen and senior executives, who had not rushed towards him and
will attend the Commonwealth Air- wrapped him in borrowed linen (after-
lines Conference in Britain from wards: discoloured with sinister
5-6 June, it has just been announoedbrona sta-ins), d rushed him to
; :I :% Princess, Margaret Hospital, the poor
The first all-Bri-tish nuclear- boy would. not have lived to write
powered vessel the submarine val- thnt essay. (Cantd. on page ten)
lent should be at sea with Royal
Navy in July.

Essay Prize (contd.)
Yet Rupert simply says in his essay: "Les deux annees precedentes
furent tristes, difficiles, decourageantes4, pleines de frustrations....
Je fus victim d'un accident tragique et j'ai du passer des semaines a
l'hppital, et apres huit mois a la maison, j'ai ete oblige de retourner
a l'hopital pour huit mois."
He thus passes over the terribly painful skin grafts which restored
his face to near-normal condition, made him able to smile again, gave
him back a useful hand (and all this at the University of the West
Indies Hospital). But there are many in Dominica those who sent their
little few cents to cheer Rupert on his; sick-bed those who agitated
for his conveyance to UWI hospital, authorities who, finally moved, tea-
chers who helped him to overcome his nervous return to school... all of
then will be delighted at Rupert's success. It is the triumph of the
human spirit and intellect over many obstacles, over poverty and near-
We congratulate Rupert with a full heart. We have read his essay;
in it he speaks of how, on a carnival day two years later, he shut him-
self away with a book, but he heard a strange sound.. he. went outside..,
saw nothing, "Je suis toujours curieux de saVoir 1'origine de ce son-
1A..." What was that sound which Rupert heard? Like all good writers.,
he leaves it to our imagination: .rwas it the brush of the wings of
death which had passed him by, or the song of hope?
x x x x x x x x x x x x
Of the other entrants, Professor Lucette had this to say: one con-
testant, Marcella Severin, far exceeded the requisite number of words,
but her essay was saved from disqualification by good writing, (Her
total wordage was over 1400, and 1000 was the limits) Swinburne Le-
strade's well-presented essay was smoothly written and had an element
of tthe detective story; Sylvia Pemberton's delightful piece, had a sur-
prise ending and a touch of fantasy; Sonia Matthew's essay was the most
international in treatment, simply written, and covered the whole of
her eighteenth year. Order and nature of the other prizes will be an-
nounced from Martinique.
In other words, the Professor and the C.F.C. are very pleased with
the entries in general although others were too short or too, care-
lessly written to be seriously considered; and one competitor left her
late, entry at the HERALD office, so it did not reach the hands o'f Pro-
fessor Lucette at all. Will Miss FPanny Williams call at the STAR office
for. a discussion, please?

Professor Higgina
Now a word on pronunciation. A young gentleman gave a broadcast talk
on a cultural club the other day. It was a good talk, but he should
learn that the Germans say Karakter, the French caractere, and the Eng-
lish-speaking peoples character: three entirely different stresses.
Journalesy words to avoid: rendition, and undergo .when used in ref-
erence to training, as if a surgical operation is contemplated! Try
undertake instead'
GCE essayists had better watch out for the use of 'as'" instead of
'like' a frequent mistake in Dominica, If you say 'she passed as an
angel' (referring to Florence Nightingale) it is not at all the same as
saying 'she passed like an angel'. How often we have heard people say
'he is as my father' when what they really mean is. 'he is like a father
ta me'

Family planning will be one of the main items on the agenda of the
U.N. International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) executive board
which opened a 10-day meeting from May 20 in Addis Ababa.
The Board, meeting for the first time in Africa, will also consider re-
quests from 34 countries for 226 individual pro ects in the fields of
health, nutrition, education and social welfare

SatuLrday,, June 4, 1966~

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Man, I took my girl-friend to one whale of a fail at Pointe Michel
on Whit Sunday. People, they just thronged the school grounds, there
were queues six deep- round all the foocand drink stalls, but when we
got through those eats were just tops, I only wish that the girl friend
could make them as good!
One of the high-spots of the evening was the boxing matches. There
were three different bouts and the way those fellas fought brought the
roars of 'eee gas' from all round the hall. The girl. friend got a little
scared when, during the main attraction of a five round heavyweight bout
between King Ali (from Golden Gloves Club, Pointe Michel) and Lynton
Joseph began to gain momentum, the whole crowd just surged forward to
get a better view. The screams could be heard all over Pointe Michel.
At one point one of the local boxers who had already fought got so ex-
cited that he was nearly in the ring alongside his fellow boxers. But
a good and fair fight ensued with a knockout finish for the local lad.
The other two matches were just as enjoyable: the first one which was an
exhibition of two rounds between Golden Boy Ross and Sugar Ray Blades
produced a technical knockout for Ross who had knocked down Joey, but
the latter was up again after the count of one, but retired to.his
corner and sat down; As they were both good friends they gave the vic-
tory to Golden Boy. But the second bout was real funny, man when the
Pointe Michel lad (John Roberts) was hit by the Roseau guy (Lynton
Martin) he just seemed to turn his, back and run: as, an onlooker put it,
he can~ight but he can't box" This: fight resulted in a win on points
for the Roseau fighter,
After all the blood and sand (and a lot of sweat) of the boxing, we
had an exhibition of a different kind entirely. Gee, man, I've never
seen such a lovely set of girls parading before my eyes: in the most mar-
vellous get-ups. They'were really 'with it' and walked across that stage
looking as if they had been modelling for years they were trained by
Marilyn Smith- and did her credit. As the girl's dresses changed from
sports wear to afternoon dress, then-to cocktail gowns., and finally t,o a
glorious green ball dress which made this old reprobate's eyes nearly
jump. out of his head, the oohss' and 'aahs' from the crowd increased in
volute. I t old the girl friend to go and get IMrs Vanya Royer'(who.made
mast of the dresses.) to make her a dress right away for the next big
fete I take her to. The lady compere of the show was Mrs Anne Woolfson;
she wore a green and pink dross like a chequer board: rather striking I
Then when all was finished, I gave the little girl a whirl round the
floor, but had to take her away after the first five dances: see they
had to work it on a shift basis as the hall was too crowded to take all
at the same time. One thing was missing, though, we were promised a
muscle show, and I had told the girl friend she got to help with the
judging. However when sLetold me that the only way she could judge the
most beautiful, arms. was to see which one of them could hold her the
tightest, I began to have my doubts as' to whether to let her or not.
But the question was taken out of my hands as the boys; didn't come on
at all.
Well done, Pointe Michel, even the old square above, was kind with
his showers and didn't make too hard. I hope youall made enough money
to help renovate your church, and if you haven't well, have another fair

Mr. LOUIS de VERTEUIL, one-time Agricultural Supertntendent, Dominica,
is one of two Trinidadians repreee noting his country at the UN. 6oco;a
Mr ELIOT P. SKIITNlER, Trinidad-born diplomat. was last week confined by
the U.S. Senate in the post of U.S. Ambassador to the one-time French
colony of Upper Volta, Central Africa.


Saturday, June 4, 1966


SOEERS :.''LD UWith the entry of
Gary Sobers, the brightest batting of
of the 1st day was seen. When Sobers
had scored 9 runs he set a now record,
surpassing Everton Woeees 4455 runs
in Test matches by a West Indian.
Sobers is also the only man live or
dead who has scored 4000 runs and
taken wickets in Test cricket.
Hunto and Sobers soon took command
of the England bowling. Sobers was
extremely severe on anything short and
the boundaries came with monotonous
ease. Their partnership was worth 68
when Hunto was at last caught for 135,
his second century in a Test Hatch
at Old Trafford. Holford joined,
Sobers and was content to hold his
hand and Watch the master at the other
end. Sobers was dropped off a skier
when he had scored 63, and (like Dom-
inica in the recent Goodwill tourna- -
ment) England is bound to regret the
errors they made on the field. At close
of play the West Indies had scored
343 for five, with Sobers on 83 not
out and Holford six not out.
Friday belonged to the West Indies *
Sobers and Holford began quietly, and
the W.I. Captain was very cautious un-
til he reached his century. IIolford,
playing in his first test match, was
associated in a century partnership
with Sobers: he was eventually caught
for a useful 32. Griffith executed
some fine strokes in collecting 30 off
a tired attack. Sobers was eventually
out for 161,his fifth century against
England and his 14th in Tests. The
West Indies were.all out soon after
lunch for 484. For England, Titmus
had the best figures 5/83; Higgs got
3 for 94 and Allen 2 for 104. Jones
and Brovm bowled unsuccessfully and
conceded 100 and 84 runs respectively.
The England innings tells a sad
story. They lost Milburn by the run-
out route when the score was 11, and
never settled down. Barrington was
out for 5, Cowdrey for 12, Russell for
6, Smith for 5 and Titmus for 15, and
England were 85 for six. Parks and
Allen improved the position somewhat
with a partnership of 58. Allen scored
37 and Parks 33. At close of play,
England were 163 for 8...which means
that they were 321 runs behind with
two lst-innings wickets standing.
For the West Indies, Gibbs had figures
of 4 for 35, Holford 2 for 33, and
Griffith one for 28. The match enters
its third day today. ::::::; ;::, '; :
The local cricket season con-tinues to-
day and tomorrow, when Casuals meet S
Spartann i. n a Division I match.

SUNDAY29th: MV Okertal from U.K., gen.
cargo. ION. : IV Kreon from Europe -gen.
cargo. WEDS.: MV Savacou from Guadeloupe.
THURS.: MV Reinbock from UK with general
cargo; MV Frau Mark from Barbados -
gen. cargo. FRIDAY: MV Okertal to load
bananas, Fond Cole; MV Djelgres from
Guadeloupe, 30 passengers; MV Sunflower
from Canada gen. cargo, incl. 4000 bags
flour. (In port to take cargo coast-
wise for Portsmouth : M/Sloop Winsall
and MV Lady Dernadette.)

PE'L.:!' VIE.TS: a letter concerning poly-
thene bag planting from an Agriculturist,
although of great importance, must be
held over until next week .
COURTS: Housebreaking & larceny at
Astaphans netted three young men,Hesketh
(5 years) Russington Hussey (2 yrs) and
Rudolph Xavier (3 yrs) in prison, Bernard
Charles had a-9-months sentence for theft,
The case of DAWU (Gen Sec. A.F.Joseph) vs
the Dominica Herald for libel was heard
this week, Messrs. Alleyne QC & Clarke
appearing for the Union and Mr. CAH Dup-
igny defending. Insinuations of Commun-
ist affiliations were involved.
LATE NE WS: C&de unfinished;
ad j ol] rnud .un.ti 1 IoYnndaYa __~jL..aci .T.OT
QUEEN'S 3IRTHDAY, Sat. June 11, will be
anotherr public holiday. A botanic gardens
parade at 9.00 and a reception at G.,H
(the latter for invited guests) will mark
the occasion. All citizens are invited to
the morning' coreomony,
UBILARZIA: visiting Puerto Rico Doctor
Ferruson inspected lily ponds, declared
uthre are no 'diseased snails in Dominica
and no clinical cases of Bilharzia either',
DO-TI:iCA may be the venue of the next'
Windwards drama seminar in Easter 1967,
IMr. Nool Vaz of UWIspent 2 days here this
week, then left for St. Lucia.***
84 year old President of Irish Republic
Eamonn de Valera was relocted by a narrow
margin over Thos. O. Higgins. .-::******
Boating strong man Juan Bosch, liberal,
right wing contender Joaquin Balaguer had
a wide load on Friday in the Dominican
Republid'c presidential election. Both
had been presidents previously.
GEMIi!i. 9 spacecraft CUS) was launched
on Friday, two spacemen will make the
longest ever walk in space: 21- hours. *
LATE NEWS; Another Buddhist nun burned
herself to death in S. Viet Nam. ***
The wife, brother and sister of Congolese
xcocuvted Minister E tBand anged n thercolne
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Panr'e Twelve

Saturday, June4, 1966.