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Virtite Duce Colite Fortuzna
Cables -- sT., Dominica Editor PHYLLIS SHAND ALLFREY 26, P AT1 IRAD, Roseau.

Vnl. II, No. 21 June 11, 1966 Seven Cents

SOn the eve of the Qiueen's
official birthday, we
publish this picturee of
v .'rt Her i majesty at the State
Banquet in Brussels given
in her honour. Left to
right: Prince Albert of
Belgium, Queen Fabiola,
Prince Philip (Duke of
E dinburgh), Queen Elia-
beth II of Great Britain,
K ,in Baudoin of the Bel-
gians and Princess Paola.
S.. e The picture makes us think
.. o j of happy, stately music
: like von ,Yeber's lilting
>"Invitation to the Waltz"or Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" arch.

As we see it, the real danger overhanging people who live under a
heavy majority Government with little or no opposition either in numb-
ers, power or expression is not just the blank threat of dictatorship.
Dictatorshi1r do not grow up overnight as a rule: the ground is usually
prepared for them step by step beforehand. Most of the real danger in
a law-abiding community is a legislative one: that an 'overwhelming'
government may be tempted to slip through legislation to suit its close
suppo)rtors, sometimes with disregard or indifference to minority rights.
In fact, one of our letter-writers this week puts the case quite simply:
"what is to stop the Dominica Government from rushing a bill through to
make patois a compulsory language in s'Phools?"
Voters of' Dominica may be said to have put in a ten-to-one group
of legislators who can at any time legislate themselves into position
of greater power. The average man knows and cares little about legis-
lation until he wakes up one morning and finds out that a new tax has
been laid on, or a new restriction imposed. This being so ---the help-
lessness of the public being so manifest and the increasing autocracy
of the Government,.not just in one, but in several 'iest Indian islands,
being so evident -- we trust that the Governmeht of this little land
will regard it as a sacred duty to remain faithful to its vaunted Tnited
Nations principles and exercise restraint in the seizure of power, and
justice in its attitude to minorities a@d individuals.

Saturday, June 11, 1966.

Rupert Lance
Translated by Pierre Lucette

If I compare my eighteenth year
to the two years before, it appears
as "the year of hope". The two
previous years were sad, gloomy,
hard, discouraging, full of frus-
tration. My eighteenth year showed
signs of a promising future and
fortune. Two years earlier a tra-
gic accident happened to me and I
spent long weeks in a hospital..
After eight months at home I was
obliged to return to hospital for
eight months.
I do not want to tell you the
story of thb eight months sent in
hospital because it is not the
realL subject of the present essay
and also it would be too long.
Now, you know enough to understand
better why I say that my eight-
eenth year is "the year of hope".
When I woke up on December 30th
1964, the sun was high up, the sky
was the clear, light blue of our
West Indies latitude, without a
cloud; the waves were beating
their quiet melody on thh shore,
"sissies" were piping gayly in the
trees all signs we would get a
full fine day: and I was feeling
glad, not from the perspective of
the fine weather or because the
day was my birthday I had no
plans to celebrate my anniversary -
I did not get the traditional
present before the following day
because my Mother was too busy to
think about it: I was glad only
through realising how close we:
were to the new year. I was pre-
paring for exams.which would give
me qualifications for the finals,
these finals which would be so
ddcisive for my future; if I failed
it would mean several difficult
years ahead. Although I had spent
two years away from school, I had
worked hard and alone; and now I
was feeling ready and confident.
The results of the preliminary
exams were announced at the end of
February, I got the fruit of my
efforts. This gavd me the courage
to work harder for the finals
which would take place in June.
Then things went along quietly.
The time came to py rxm-n foes,. No
problems. I was pou but by luck, Xms' I got a job and I had

saved enough money to) pay the fees.
February brought me the joy of
success; but February brought also.
sorrowful memories. All this agita-
tion for carnival, which is cele-
brated in February, made me remem-
ber more and more that two years
before ... But the fadt that I was
in life and healthy overcame all.
such sad memories. I had not pre-
pared anything for carnival and I
promised myself to stay home on
carnival day. I had decided to wake
up very late, and it was about nine
thirty when I left bed. At a quar-
ter to ten I took breakfast. After
breakfast I started reading a novel.
I was just at the end of the first
page when I heard a strange sound.
I looked through the window. No-
thing nobody, I turned back to
my reading. A few minutes later,
the same sound again a look
through the window: nobody, nothing.
I went out in the yard; I went
around with all my senses tensed -
nothing nobody. I saw nothing
unusual. For some time my ideas
turned around.that curious sound I
had hear d
Carnival and the end of Febru-
ary passed without special events,
March.followed, The Easter holi-
days, were coming. I did not think
about the exams of the term be-
cause I have an opportunity, to pass
them in June. But even though there
were no exnms in March, I continued
working hard. I would spend my hol-
idays enjoying the beach and the
river. I'd give my parents some
help in the gardens Cricket is my
favourite game and I would-play
with friends I had not seen for a
long time. I was so happy. Then, I
left town for the country. The trip
was long and I arrived so tired
that I went straight to bed. I
slept about one hour. Then half an
hour later I visited my friends.
Only two weeks of holidTays' I did
a lot. It would not be suitable to
set it down here. In a word, all. my
plans were materialisingI
June arrived and the GCE exams. I
did not feel the anxiety I was af-,
raid of and I had thought so, long
The results of the examinations
would.not come before September;
meanwhile I tried to. forget about
them. Because of the holidays, I
never Lhought a-out the results.
U, _concluded nex week!



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Zaudy ui 1 96TESA aeTr



H.R.H. Prince Philip was thrown Madam, Dr. Moritomo's Departue
by his polo pony dying a match in
Windsor Park last Sunday. The Queen's I was glad td see that Dr. iMoritomo
husband immediately remounted his of the United Nations got some app}ec-
pony 'Soche Dia" and went on to iation and a cocktail p ry But
score a winning goalfor his team.OP what I want to know is: what about the
S. Coir Plant now? How will it carry
CANADA: Quebec Separatists in on? Is it to be one of those things
the Provincial elections gained which start well and then fail? That
only 2 out of 106 seats. Conserv- be a pity, and would vex
natives gained control over Liberslsen of the U.N. I suppose.
lmen of the U.Y~. I sup~pose.

BRITAIN: The TUC appealed to
the Seamsns Union to reconsider
their rejection of the arbitration
Report, recommendations of which
proposed a L8-hr conprom ise week
instead of the 20 hr week demanded.
Previously a 56-hr week. was gen-
eral. Stalemate was still on,Thurs.

TANgAN.IA "Let there be less sus-
picion of the West, who are not the:
only imperialists" P.I..J. Nyeree.

BRITAIN: Seamen strikers calledf:rp
an international boycott on Bii t-
ish ships. Strike effects grave.

SOUTH AFRICA: Apartheid is evil.
I appeal to the young to strip away
te illuso of derees based pn
colour -- ooer ene y, in b.i.
It will be recalled that on the
31st Aug. 1965, 'r. John Chambers,
b rmerly Shipping Manager of 'Messrs
L. Rose & Co., at some rsonal
ri sk to. h' -elf and with great
oDitude. plunged intoe'te sea -off
.che Reau Jett'y to resQate a
driver of a crane whici Tel
into the water, thus saving the
crane driver, who was seriously
injured, from drowning.
In recognition of this act the
Royal Humane Society has awarded to
Mr. Chambers their Testimonial on
Vellum which will be presented to
him by His Honour the Administrator
at the Queen's Birthday Parade on
Saturday the llth June.
U.S.A. Dr. IMartin ;uther King now
leads the Civil rights March first
led by James Meredith, famous Negro
studentshot in lissippi this week.

Re eau.

Dear Yrs. Editor,
On Patois
The fellow who wrote in the STAR
last week "Patois a Bastard Tongue"
is a snob and furthermore, he is ask-
ing for trouble. The way things go
now, what is t o stop the Dominica
Governnmnt with its great majority
from rushing a bill through to make
patois a compulsoy language in the
schools? Didn't W1ales and Ireland
do some ting like that?
St. Luc ia speaks better patois
t an we do, but thqr don't form the
fooland broadcast in patois I agree,
patois is fine for songs, political
speeches, carnival, and I would add
jokes and tim-tims. Let us keep it
up just for ths e things and have a
big burst out of patois on National
Day, far historical reasons. Other-
wise let us stick to the official
language of the Commonwealth, vh ich
is English.
f WISE R TRIOT, Soufriere

We are amazed to see how many
people both write and say the wordlbst
for loss. Her going was a great last
to him, wrote one promising studm t
the other day. Lost is the past
tense and part participle of a verb;
loss is a noun. There has been a
tremendous controversy ontt e sub-
ject 'leaves to mourn her less '(r
thcir loss) in obituaries. We crme
down heavily on the side of "she
leaves to mourn her loss" (mea in g
the la s of herself"

Saturday-, June 11, -1966


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Page four TTHE STAR Saturd.ay, Yune 11, 1966

Madam, ,-
Polythene Nurseries
At last, The-Powers-that-Be hage
accepted -as a fact that here in Dorm-
inica it is cheaper to propagate
citrus plants, in polythene bags
rather 'than in nursery beds.
Some of: the advantages: of propa-
gation in pots are: an almost non-
e xistcnt weeding problem; no loss.
through transplanting; immediate
control over any disease or pest;
far, far less space required; and
an overall reduction in cost of
'propagation by 50%y
It is true that the farmer will
have to buy a much smaller plant
and remove it from the bag before
the root-growth is restricted
through lack of space., but he has
the choice of either placing those
plants straight into the field or
putting them into' his own hursery at
4 fto by 4 ft. distances for another
year of concentrated care and then
transplanting them at his conven-
ience; but at least they should cost
him less than the present price and
the most technical.,part of produc-
ing the plant (the budding) would
have been completed,
The problem, (in some cases a
difficult one), of synchronising
the uprooting of the plant with wea-
ther conditions, .transporting, and
replanting on thh farmer's property
will be completely eliminated.
In spite of all these advantages,
all acknowledged by those in the.
plant propagating business, we still
have to ask; How long, 0 Lord, how
long ... will we have to wait for
funds to be allocated and an order
placed for 10 inch polythene bags
so that this more efficient, money-
saving method of plant propagation
can be started?

Dear Madam,
"Christ Is The Answer"'
The apostle Paul in his last
letter to the Corinthians was in-
spired to write thus ... "Finrally,
brethren, farewell. Be pe rfect, be
of good comfort, be of one mind,
LIVE IN PEACE" 2 Corinthians, 13:11.
This Peace spoken of by the
Apostle, is that kind of which
Christ is the Author. Paul did not
only exhort the Corinthians to live
in Peace, but wrote that he also,

(Readers' Views contd.)

had a personal experience of that
peace which peace could only be
obtained by living in close fellow-
ship: with the Son of God.
Today, our world's cry is for
peace. Every individual's heart
craves for peace, but sad to say,
they seek it in the wrong direction.
Over the air comes the news, hun-
dreds are being killed in the Viet
Nam war. These nations are trying
their own way to find peace. But
still there is and has been none.
Jeremiah was inspired to write,
"For they have healed the hurt of
the daughter of my people slightly
saying, Peace, Peace; when there is
no peace." Jerem. 8.11o
Will our sinful generation know
that no: human being can have peace
unless his or her sins are covered
under the blood of Jesus Christ?
Believes thou not that the Scrip-
ture. saith, "There is no peace
saith my God to be wicked?" Isa.
The Apostle Paul also affirms
to us that Christ is our Peace,
Who, having abolished in His. flesh
,the enmity, even the law of com-
mandments contained in Ordinances
for to make of Himself of twain One
new man, so making peace
Is Christ your Peace, Brother?
Or, have you any peace at all? If
not, let Christ be your peace to-
day. For, today, if you hear His
voice harden not your hearts.
Praise God's holy name.

SDisposal New Method
Crude -sewage becomes a clear,
inno,cuous:, odourless effluent in an
automatic constant-flow system de-
veloped by a British firm for small-
scale applications.
The plant, compact and self-con-
tained, is. made in four standard
The smallest, for up to 50 people,
has a maximum 24-hour input of
2,000 gallons and the largest, for
up to 500 people, has a maximum in-
put of 10,000 gallons.
All domestic effluents and some
trade wastes can be handled, and
surge flows as high as three times;
the normal can be accepted for peri-
ods up to five hours. BIS


Saturday, June 11, 1966

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Saturday, June 11, 1966 THE ST~R Page Five

IN the Supreme Court last Nonday,
$50 and taxed costs were entered
in favour of A. Frederick Joseph,
Gen. Sec., Dominica Amalgamated
Workers Union, against the Propr-
ietor/Publisher of the Dominica
Herald, Mr. J. Margartson Charles,
This was a libel suit in respect
of an allegedly defamatory letter
with implications of 'Communism'
published last July. Both Mr.
Joseph and his Union were plaint-
iffs. The case brought by the
Union was dismissed with (taxed)
costs awarded to the defendant.
I ;Ar n +h 4 T IfTZ rdi .n

to its score last Sunday'when Cpl.
S.D. Lawrence's car driven by J.
Anthony was in collision with a
truck driven by Mahaut citizen
A. Joachim: both drivers escaped

The Federation Drive roundabout
was the scene of a smash a week ago
when Fitz Giraud failed to get ro und
in his Linimoke, overturning against
the wall. Passengers were Miss Astrid
Pinard (unhurt) and Miss R. Bruno
(fractured arm). Driver unhurt, car
partially wrecked.


IU C aLU LU LU UlIiJU U U.s c Q L3on UI,
(arising out of answers to seven Yr. A.. Goode, Controller of Oper-
questions put to them by him) Yr. nations (G) from C.D.C. Head Office,
Justice Louisy called all the to observe local operations of CDC.
parties together on June 6 -- the : larlene E. Green, on vacation
Jury having been dismissed. from findsor (Ontario) University:
she is the daughter of Yr. P 'rs.
Counsel for Mr. Joseph and the L.O. Green .::Dr. Bernhard Sorhaindo
Union were Mr. Keith Alleyne, Q.C. from t. .I. Hospital, to visit his
and Mr. 'Bobby' Clark: represent- brother Crispin A. Sorhaindo, Fin.
ing Mr. Charles were hr. Clifton Sec., while on holiday .* Director
A.H. Dupigny and Miss Vanya Dupigny.of the Overseas Audit Service, Mr.
G.C. Jarvis here in course of a
On the same Bonday, an extreme- 7indwrrds-Leewards familiarisation
ly interesting case concerning/the tour.
Fishermens']Landing Rights Ordinarce
of 1963 came into being and was DEATH IN SALISBURY
twice amended was heardbefore Judge
Louisy, who reserved his decision. An elderly man, Mr. John Wills,
Mr. Alleyne was leading advocate was found dead by two young boys
for the plaintiff, Mr. R. Stanley in the Salisbury River last Monday.
Fadelle and Government was defended They reported to the Police, and th
by its newly appointed Attorney body was taken to P.M.H. for a post
General Mr. Leo I. Austin. (Next mortem.
week we shall review the facts of * *
the case.) D.A.W. CONVENTION ,

Again remanded (until June 1) 'was
Octave Noel of Bellevue Chopin, who
is charged with the murder March 26
of Josephine Delsol. Also died the
same day was Christopher Henderson,
estate manager.

The twenty-milo-an-hour limit road
near the P.W.D. added another one

The postponed 4th Annual Delegate
Convention of the Dominica Amalgam-
ated workers' Union will take place
on Sunday June 26 and the week-end
seminar on Saturday June 25.
Originally scheduled for Lay the
Convention and Seminar were postponed
due to the inability of Fr. YF.A.
Pollard, Executive Secretary of CLASC
for the British Caribbean, to be

consult: Advisory Services

Saturday, June 11 1966


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Short Story (Concluded from last week) A_jREAL PERSON by P.S.A.
"Then why do you have to be so different here?", asked Walter in a
tone of enthusiastic curiosity. He knew that he was different too, and
pleaded for support, for a clue. But he got none. The Buddhist played.
his last, losing domino9 drank the milk and got up.
"I thank you for the entertainment and the good milk."
"Nothing. Come again," said Walter.
"And for your friendship,, my brothers," added the Buddhist. "I hope
one day --" he looked at Walter -- "to be able to give you something."
There were a few drops of milk left in the glass and, tearing a large
leaf from 'the green almond tree by the steps, he shook the drops on it.
Both cats sprang up and bent their heads simultaneously. Gaga allowed
Catwife to lick the leaf longest, and the Buddhist smiled down at them
as if the sight pleased him.
He walked away under the blazing moon towards the faint clank o'f
goat-chains which betrayed where his disciple was; crounching in the bushes
Walter called after him softly, so as not to disturb the maid, "Don't
forget. Club night. A week from today."
"I'll certainly come," called back th' Buddhist, even more softly,...
Before the next club night, Walter got hold of an article on Budd-
hism and started reading it;
'The final goal of the religious, man is to escape from existence into;
blissful non-existence. Individual man is made up of elements that ex-
isted before him. They separate at his death and they may be recombined
in a somewhat similar fashion.'
For all his effort at concentration, Walter could not help thinking
of Mr.. Bumpton and Gaga,
'The Enlightened One
1. Existence is suffering.
2. The origin of suffering is desire,
3. Suffering-cdases when desire ceases.
4. The way to reach the end of desire is by following the noble eight-
fold path.'
But Walter could not pursue the noble e ight-fold path The awful.
thing was that he felt existence to be more blissful than non-existence,
and he actually longed to suffer with d esire so; that he would be full
grown at last, a man.
It seemed to him, too, that the Buddhist.had put himself beyondtemp-
tation, living t he way he did on milk and strips of coconut and yams,
wit. only'one disciple and that one a poor, ugly goat-girl c.lgd in
rags, as dirty as the goats. she tended.
Ishmael had only to mention the goat girl and he would exclaim,
"Phfui.'" sniffing obscenely.
The goat-girl kept her distance, however, clanking mournfully in the
crotons on club nights perhaps as antipathetic to Ishmael as he was. to,
her, perhaps disapproving of the gambling, for Ishmael and Walter con-
tinued to play for money while the Buddhist played for entertainment.
So the club nights went on, exciting in their prospect of an enlight-
enment which never quite arrived. The moon diminished once more, and
Walter was halfway through his school holidays.

The way in which he learnt of the Buddhist's escape from suffering
was simple. Ishmael moved his five-four, looked out at the night, and
brushed a firefly from his hat, remarking, "Only a little stone, real
small, and the fellow used a sling-shot, but it got Budd in the t l.l.
Bam' He dropped like a zabricot fruit."
"What? Did they kill the Buddhist?" Walter cried in a tone. af unaf-
fected anguish.
"and what was he always seeking but to drop dead like that?" asked
Ishmael. "Looked for it every day of his life. The way the goat-girl
carried on, you'd ha' thought she was a Christian, you'd ha~ thought he
had a wish to live. Howling that way, I felt ahame'' o;f her."
"I could howl.., tooe, said Wailtter,. HT-i cyoo stung.

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"You're eight cents, down, Mr. Walter, said Ishmael. "Well, Budd. and
me was friends. IAone nearly all I could to keep him. going but he
surely courted t~hat stone. Don't say otherwise."
He picked up his eight cents with a certain diffidence, and added
in a tone o./self-reproach, "It was yesterday night, and I slep' at'
the time."
Neithd of them. had the stomach for another round. Il-mael. pushed
offsudidenly, bending forward with the weight of his failure.
Welter sat on, and ~the milk he had stolen for the Buddhist shone in
the starry darkness. The air was full of the sound of crack-crack
beetles, some as large as mice, clenched to high twigs and scraping
away like deal fiddlers.
An unbearable feeling of bereavement stole upon Walter. The real
person, the enlightened one, was gone. Maybe he had escaped from exis-
tence into blissful non-existence, but maybe he had gone somewhere else.
The origin of suffering might be desire, but the Buddhist had never
act e d as if he desired anything. He had seemed a happy man.

In his unusual and bereft state, Walter looked around for Gaga and
Catwife, but they had gone the rounds with Ishmael.. He would have given
them the milk, talked to them, anything to break the horror of know-
ing that hts new-found friend had left him for ever, perhaps to be
broken up and reconstituted, as Buddhists evidently believed, in some
other human form. So- tense were Walter's thoughts that when he saw
something white drifting over the lawn, he cried out,
A voice almost as frightened as his own called back in what seemed
like a little sob "iHush! It's only me, the disciple."
The goat-girl drew near in spurting steps. Amazed to see. her, nearly
unrecognizable in white and without goats, Walter's welcome was a loud
sigh. She came to the lower verandah steps., sat do.wn. and rested her
head in her brown hands. The wonderful thing was that she gave out a
jasmine scent like the flowers overhead. A silence fell as an interval
of relief.
Walter had lost the enlightened one, but someone had come, perhaps
another real person, though only a girl. The goat-girl parted her lips
to( speak, showing teeth as clean as. silk-cotton pods, and Walter felt
emboldened to study her more closely. He did not know it, but Negro
and Carib traits blended in her gentle face. Under a white mourning
headcloth, black silk hair fell. in springy curls. She pleased Walter in-
"The Brother wished to make you a gift, but he left nothing. Only
the goats and you did not love them"
"That's true," he said shyly. He held out the glass of milk. "Please
take this."
The goat-girl took the milk and sipped it as if the Buddhist had
taught her how t o drink, disregarding thirst and greed.
"He left me nothing, too. So I come to you.
She stared at him with her slanting eyes, and Walter, longing to
make the appropriate adult gesture of acco ptance but bitterly conscious
of how young he was, stammered, "I'm only herd during my holidays,
you know."
"1 do know. That's' why I come so soon. I will come. again if you
want, until you go away."
"I'll be glad of your company."
They vent ured melancholy smiles at each other. After a moment
Walter sat on the step beside the girl and let his hand rest on hers
until the headlsmps, of Stephen's; car blazed down the drive.
The girl at once ran phantomlike over the grass through the palisade
of bushes.
He believed she would come back as she had promised, just as he knew
that he was suffering for the first time, really suffering, -and that
only part of the pain was caused by the loss of a friend and by doubt
(continued page eleven)

Saturday, Fune -11, 1966


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That Sliopery S

THE STAR Saturday, June 11, 1966


by A.'W.
On Saturday, ,.T :r 28 1966, Dominica
experienced a shattering set-back in
her island link up of rounds. On this
fatal Saturday one of the biggest
landslides for many a year happened
near the Deux Branches bridge on the
trans-insular road. Since then and
to this day the road to the airport
has now become one of adventure. If
one has enough money one can make
the trip in style by a private
motor launch.
I decided that I would like to
see what the poor unfortunate,o un-
suspe acting visitor to our shores
would have to experience, so purely
for pleasure and of my own choice
I ventured into the unknown darkness
of Dominica's rain forest.
Clad in the correct apparel of
tennis shoes and short shorts I trod
through sl..- and glorious mud: the
descent was steep, and you had the
tendency to slip down a few feet
every so often. A companion with me
said he felt quite at home it re-
minded him of the jungles, of :1 a-an,
except there wasn't the danger of
poisonour snakes lurking at us from
behind bushes' It was quite a relief
to know that I didn't have to spend
the night lying in the mudj 7/ell, we
finally reached the other side safe-
ly but very dirty and grateofuly put
our feet into the clear branch of
the river.
The actual landslide has to be
seen to be believed: half the side
of a mountain just came hurtling
down, very narrowly missing a truck-
load full of people. The driver,
seeing the slide coming, having firs
warned the man behind him to go back,
then he put on a burst of speed
which normally a truck of that size
cannot achieve, and just managed to
get his load ofp passengers safely
across, as the slide cae hurtling
and flying down, flinging rocks and
boulders, trees and shrubs and of
course tons of earth down with it,
blocking up the river for two days.
,When finally the dam was released the
force of the water was so strong
that it burst right over the Hatton
Garden bridge on the new Atkinson
Road. 'Work progresses, slowly, the
men are working under terrific
pressure, there is always the chance
that more rocks and earth can fall
upon them, and if any more heovy rain

should fall, this threat will be-
come a reality.
In the meantime, the people to
and from the North have to manage
the best way they can. The little
trail through the forest isn't all
that bad but one must be prepared
for mud. I hope the new visitors
to Dominica's shores will not be
too put-off by their rather strange
journey back to Roseau, forgive
the elements which caused the whole
thing, and come back again.

Bars to Church Unity by
George Armstrong
The Roman Catholic Church and
the Anglicoan comm-union have agreed
to form a mixed doctrinal commis-
sion to thrash out their differ-
ences, and to break down the barriers
to their unity. This is the result
of the visit to Rome by Dr. Ramsay,
Archbishop of Canterbury.
The commission is not to be dom-
inated by the two hierarchies in
England but represents also the 17
churches in communion with Canter-
bury and the Roman Catholic hier-
archies in other English-speaking
count tries.
The matter of the validity of
Anglican orders which LeoXIII 70
years ago defined as "useless and
absolutely invalid" will be taken
up by the commission.
"It is very important and I
repeat I attach great importance to
this that the commission discuss
not only the doctrine but our pra-
ctical problems as well," the nrch-
bishop said.
Dr. Raimsay said on BBC tele-
vision that the Pope had made "only
a very slight modification" on
mixed marriages. He thought that
the recent instruction on mixed mar-
riages was "disappointing to) Ang-
lican feeling and non-Roman Catho-
lic feeling". It was, clear to him
also that the Pope's modification
caused a great deal of disappoint-
ment within the Roman Catholic
Church itself.
The recent declaration (our cor-
respondent wrote from Vatican City)
was largely a compromise between
those who wanted sweeping changes
in the Catholic Church's mixed mar-
riago laws, and those who wanted the
mn7-i RLo to remain as before.
(contd. pnpage ten)

SatudayJune11. '1q6 Th STIE~ 1agenin

Guyana's Prime Minister
Prime Minister Forbes Burnham att-
ended the' West Indian ministerial.
conference in Barbadoa declared
that the building up of a prosper-
ous Guyana, and a united self-
respecting friendly Caribbean "is
a big enough job for our revolut-
ionary energies".
Earlier last week. Dr. Cheddi
Jagan had asserted his wish to
unite Guyana's working class.
Burnham stated that he also would
like to unite all classes in a
common bond on a nationalist basis
and for nationalist and democratic
aims. "We must be one but above all
else we must maintain Guyana's
indepedence,2 Burnham said. He
proposed that Dr. Jagan openly re-
nounce once and for all his pen-
chant for looking outside Guyanats
borders for solutions to the
nation's problems. He said: "Jagan
should openly give up his ambitions
as an int ernational Communist
leader." Prime Minister Burnhamn
'* pointed out that while Government
would not lose sight of hemisphere
realities, they would take no in-
struction from foreign Governments
nor would they be pawns of either
East or West.

Caribbean News (contd.)
in the next two months time, it is
reported that they will yield some
two million gallons of watet.

U.W.I. Arts Course Trinidat
St. Augustine U.W.I. Campus,,
Trinidad, announces a Summer School
in the Arts 1966. The programme
includes courses on Dance, Cera-
mics, Drawing, Dramatics, Music.,
Painting, Sculpture, Steelband and
Creative Writing. This year's
course will last for three weeks
beginning on Monday July 25th and
ending on Saturday August. 13th.
The students are encouraged to en-
rol as residential students. Off
shore students will be subsidized
to the extent of 33.%. That is each
participant will pay $100.00 in-
stead of 415C00 for meals during
those three weeks. There will be
no tuiton fee for one subject only,
but there will be a fee of $15.00
for one additional course and 426.55
for two additional courses. No, one
will be allowed to register for
more than three courses. It is hoped
that arrangements can be made with
the airlines as has been done at
earlier occasions. There are 10
places for students. in Dominica.
People interested should contact

-------- the Resident Tutor's office in
06,000 for Deep Water Harbour writing before June 15th.
Mr. Lionel Hurst ,Minister of
Trade, Production and Tourism re-
turned to. Antigua from Washington DISGUISE PLOT
recently gnd said that. the U1SI Bogota, Colombia A "state of
Government will give a loan to the alert" was declared in Bogata's jails
Antiguan Government in the vicinity after fifteen convicts in one jail
of five to six million dollars for were found plotting last week to
the first, and second phase of Deep undress fifteen nuns working there,
Water operations, don their habits and walk out
The first phase will deal with through the prison gates. C.P.
the dredging of the harbour and
secondly the reclamation for ware-
houses etc. Dredging will be start- ABTRONAUT'S RECORD
ed in July and it is hoped that it U.S. Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan
will be completed by late November, returned safely to. Gemini Nine
When the whole operation is cabin last Sunday after completing
completed, it will be a channel for a. record space walk of two) hours
larger vessels so that faster trade and five minutes a stroll short-
betl,,en the rest of the W.I, and ened because of fogging of Cernan's
Antigua will obviously develop, space-helmet visor.

Antigua's New Wells
Three. wells are being drilled WORDS TO REMEMBER
for the purpose of finding water to,
help; ease the burden of Ant igua's A fishing boat usually knows its
water problem, whole cruise before leaving port;but
When thhes wells are completed eMroiyeglrseason rkfg~ o ri ,orders


IPage nine

Saturday, Ju-ne 11., '1966

Page Ten'


John Spector

An important event takes place next ThNrsday the Annual General
Meeting of the Dominica Association for Mental Health. I myself am
going to join up and go along to the Convent High School at 5.0 p.m.
on the 16th, because it seems to me that Dominica has a long way to go.
in getting to realise that 'mad" and 'crazy' people are suffering from
a disease as real as, say, measles which, in these days is often curable.
In a letter to members of the Association from the Acting President
(Sister Elain, Principal of the C.H.So), she says "In order to achieve
these goals, we need your full backing and the backing of a much larger
section (my underlining) of our population than we have been able to
rdach till now." One of thh aims she is referring to is embodied in a
resolution before the meeting asking Government "to expedite the build-
ing of an annexe to the P.M.H. for the housing, care and treatment of
mentally sick patients ... and the appointment of a part-time psychia-
trist." Another resolution before the Meeting asks for the revision of
the out-moded "Lunacy Laws". It appears; that it' costs the Dominican tax-
payer $50,000 a year for the upkeep etc. of mental patients in Antigua.
Mental Health Specialist who have visited here-say that the number of
peopl-e suffering from me.ot'.- illness (often brought on by anxiety and
strain) in Dominica may easily run into thousands, but there is no pro-
vision for voluntary treatment and one added that "the mental health of
a community is a measure of its civilisation",
-* 4 ( V :i' !

For Geography students. See how many errors. yu can spot in the
Herald editorial of June 4th. Can anyone spot more than six (excluding-
obvious misprints)? No prize offeredA'

Bars to Church Unity (concld)
Nevertheless, there are important
No longer, for instance, will
Catholics who marry before non-
Catholic ministers be automatically
excommunicated. What is'more, this,
concession is retroactive.
SIn future, also, mixed marriages
in .a Catholic Church will be invest,
ed with all the solemnity and cere-
monial of a full Catholic wedding
services But to: be valid a mixed
marriage must take place before a
Catholic priest.
Also, it is now possible for a
non-Catholic minister to take part
in a Catholic church wedding cere-
mony, He may, at the end of the ser-
vice, "say some words of congratu-
lation and exhortation" and.-recite
in common, some prayers. But the
Catholic bishop must approve his.
presence there, and joint wedding
services are absolutely forbidden.
It is still necessary for the part-
ners to undertake to bring up .the
children in the Catholic faith.

Churchmen to Share Peace Prize
This year's. Peace Prize of tAe
German book trade be awarded

to, Augustin Cardinal Bea S.J., of
the Vatican, and to Willem A.
Visser't Hooft, Secretary-Gener0al
of the World Council of Churches,
Geneva. The ceremony bettowal will.
take place on September 25, dur--'j,
ing the International Book Fair ,
in Frankfurt.
This is the first time that the
prize will go to two persons in-
stead of an individual. In the words
of the announcement made by the
Book Trade Association, the two
churchmen are being honoured for
"having decisively furthered the
dialogue between the separate
Christian denominations, thereby
contributing to religious peace".
Among earlier winners of the
prize have been Victor Gollancz,
S; Rydhakrishnan and Albert

Three Faiths Back Civil Rights
The proposed Civil Rights Act of
1966 is "an act of justice, aiming
more fully to implement our demo-
cratic ideal that all men are equal
before the law," representatives of
the nation's three major religious
faiths (Roman Catholics, Protestants
and Jewa)s)nii May V19 in U.S.A.


Saturday, June 11_, 1966

Saturn~.ay, June 1i~ 196.6 THE STAR Page eleven

Short Story (concld.)
that the enlightened one would have
sanctioned the gift. Walter might
never resolve the doubt, but at
least he was certain that he was,
blissfully alive that he was ca-
pable of practically anything, and
that in spite of the mysterious.
and inexplicable conflict of faiths
and races in the world, it was
still a world in which miracles.
Snatching up the two cats as.
they twisted t heir way between his
long legs, he banged their furry
cheeks; together in a rough embrace
and burst into the dining-room to,
m eet his brother.

Dominica: inaugurated import li-
cences for toilet soaps last week,
conforming to a decision of The
Oils and Fats January regional con-
The Island spent over P1i80000
3 on imported soaps in 1963, now has
a new factory for refining, also
exporting oil to Trinidad at Belfast
Estate (a pioneer industry). It
will be some time before. our ovrn
soap-making plant is in operation,

Q. What are Feelers for?
A. Watch an ant hurrying along the
ground. The two feelers on top of
its head move this wvay and that.
They tap the earth, the grass, any-
thing in the way. If another ant
comes by, the two may stop and
touch each othbr with their busy
feeler s
The ants seem to be picking up
messages with their feelers the way
your aerial picks up a broadcast.
The feelers are made in several
sections, and each section is tuned
to a different station. The section
at the tip end detects the smell of
an ant's. own nest. The next section
detects the odour of any other ant
that has the same mother. The next
one guides th e ant back home by
picking up a faint odour trail left
by its own feet, Other sections of
the feeler help ants to tell height
and width when they are pulling
food to the nest or lifting baby

Many insects have feelers that
detect odour clues. A male mo-th
has been known to trace the odour
of a mate for two miles. Bees find
certain flowers by the odour that
their feelers pick; up. Other in-
sects, such as mosquitoes, get cer-
tain sounds through their feelers,
Still other insects' feelers get
information in ways that we don't
yet understand completely 'We do,
know that feelers are filled
with material very much like the
material in the insect's own brain.

"SUNDAY" Magazine
A new interdominational magazine
"SUNDAY" published in Britain con-
tains articles by leaders of the
Anglican, Roman Catholic and M!etho-
dist Churches, as well as the .Fee
Churches, and is taking popular hold,


OWNERS of derelict vehicles in

Roseau are hereby requested to

have them removed from the streets

for reason o;f these constituting

a "NUISATCE" under the Roseau

Town Council s By-law Cap. 189

Nos. 16 and 21.

- After this notice the Council

will proceed to .dump all such

derelict vehicles and the cost of

such dumping will be recovered

from owners by simple contract


Scully S. Lestrade,



Saturday, June 11, 1966


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Page Twelve THE STAR Saturday, June 11, ,1966


- West Indies Whip England -

Cowdray Appointed -
Wholosale chan30s must be made to the
En lish team (to be announOGd on Sunday).

THE humiliation of England in the first Alread Colin Cowdrey has beon appointed
Test match was duly complete by Messrs Captain for the 2nd Tost beginning at
Gibbs, Sobers & Co. on Saturday last Lords on June 16. I cannot see how Srith,
by an innings and 40 runs. Allen and Brown can retain their places.
Resumin o their first innings a t Knit of s, Tony Leois of Glamor
163 for 8, England's tail lasted only an DOliviera of "orcester and Illing-
fifteenD'liviera of rosterr and TIling-
fifteen minutes more and added four worth of Yorkshire are possible replace-
more runs. The follow-on was a forn- mets. or the West Indies, a fit i en-
abt ewee F'or -.%"he 1-7st
ality, but this time England were de- dricks may replace Allan behind the
tornined to put on a better showing, stumps and 1Ici1orris may be replaced by
Their openers, Russell and Iilburn, either Caroe or Soloonon.
put on 53 for the first wicket before : :, : :: :.::. : ::. ; : :::
Russoll was yorkod by Griffith. Bar- n the local scene, an understrength
rington. joined iilburn who by this Spartans defeated Casuals by an in:..ings
tinm had decided to throw discretion and 29 runs. The highlights of the
to t;he wind: he hit Sobers for 3 fours gawoe Iere a fine spell of bowling by Ash-
in one over and hooked Hall for an en- ey Roberts who can-urcd 9 wickets for
ornous six. Barrington was watchful 48 runs, a hard-hittin, 53 by'Alloyne
at first but soon started showing signs and good batting by Austin, 14 8, and Mat-
of ag:reossion, .and 2iEngland sooemed to thew, -47. Final Score: Spartan 242, C
be getting on top. The introduction Casuals 114 and 99.
of HTolford into the 'Jest Indies attack Police play Conbrmerere&at,.ay : Sunday.
soon saw the dismissal of Barrington, ..........-.... ---oO--- ----
caurht by Nurse for 30 -- and England I P S A H 0 Y
were 143 for 2. Milburn by that tdne
was in the eighties, but, just as he SATUTJRAY June 4: If.: Texacocristobal
seomod set for a century in his first disch.argd gas, oil, kerosene. SUN:
Test, a beauty from Gibbs disturbed M1 flrunsdich, on cargo fron UiK.
his off-stump -- 166/3. never MI ON Yacht ^rianef from
looked happy and was also bowled by TU-ES: V Vigilate from uadeloupo, gen.
Gibbs. P rkes could not repeat his cargo; Sch. Mayflojer from uyana with
first innings performance ad ave rice and soap. ED: Federal Palm,
Sobers a return catch -- 201 for 5. (General cargo, S1lp. Savacou from Antigua
Apart front Cowdrey, who displayed cool Canoe Sante Cocile fron Martinique,
temporanent and sound judc!:eonnti in iMV Fedceral laple northbound, ,oen cargo
scorin:-a creditable 69, the others incl. 43 ba-s mail. THIIRS: M-S Gooststar
wre .easily routed .by Gibbs and Sobes. to load bananas 7ond Cole & Portsnouth.
The final score was 277 :"iving the TTi .
victory by. an innings with two clays LA T~E JTS: iTh PrD hopos to have the
to par ibb was t hro of the transinsular road at Deux -ranches fit
to s!are Gibbs was 't_.o hcro of the t -, .
WI side, having followed his 5 for 37 for vehicular traffic tomorrow ,atur-
in the first ininnigs with 5 for 69 -- ay) meanwhile Governlent have, since
natch figures of 10 for 10I. Sobers Tuesday, provided a lighter service to
got 3 for 87 and passed another land- Portsmouth .daily for the shipment of
nark of 500 wickcts in first class essential foodstuffs (some of the north-
crickct. Griffith .:ot 1 for 26, Iol- ern villa-es, notably Marigot were short
ford 1 for I9. of sugar and flour). As from today
This watch was a carbon cop of the (Friday) th.e ovt. Crash Lauch will run
one played :on the sane ground, in 1963. a passenger service to Portsnouth at a
lHun'o then scored 182.and a Gibb cap- charge of .,2 each way ':*:'" C.H.S. SiXor
turod 11 wickets, but in 1963 uost Mistress sister ii. Amand leaves tomorrow
ndicas won by 10 wickets. C-ontrary to for sum;-er classes at ,St. Thomas Univ,
jmy -rrdiction ;th6 Wo est*Indies have iinn.eoota, :where she is studying, for
sh own that they are a .formidable team. her Master of Science degree. First
En-land, on the other hand have.not Hurricane of season, "Almai" caused fearful
shown the will to fight hard which has damage in Cuba Thursday with 120 mph
hitherto been the feature of English winds Opposition Guyanese Leader
crico t. Cheddi Jagan refused renounce Communism.
Prirnf^if 1n.dK 6 u^Yc1or7w ThbIod^TAp oiJ^Ur ;e lNfrey, of L.c aoenT Wca
at 26 Bath Road, Roseau, Dominicq, The :est Indies.