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"T, THE RS TAi 'Iy'

Ca_. CJ ato IV. ,,rtuteu' Du.ce: Comite Fortu, EAST 78 STR-:J

S' July 9, 1966 SEP I even Cents
Y ,, I

IMore schemes for technical
training will emerge from the
. Canada-West Indies talks which
are being concluded in Ottawa.
Groups of men like those --
i who won scholarships to train
at a school in the British
S iidlands -- will embark for a
cold but increasingly hospitable
country.; and they will return
S home with practical field and
workshop experience, some to
start up on their own, others to
join Government or private con-
cerns. Some may settle in the
sponsoring country.
The Canadian Government has
offered to lend money to quali-
.; fied West Indians intending to
emigrate. Canada will advance.
the passage money. "There is fb,
racial discrimination in Canadian

AIT EVENTFUL WEEK Immigration policy," said Hon.
$65,000,000 sounds like a lot of money. Minister Marchand. "Skill is the
That is the sum Canada is assigning to Test."
the British Caribbean territories. Full -
details of how much each island will receive are not yet available to us; but the
sum will be divided among more lands than the original W.I. Federation. Still, it
is a welcome hand-out; and we hope that our portion will be wisely used. Canada's
more liberal attitude towards migrants from these islands is no less welcome. One
Leewards newspaper groaned in advance of the Conference: 'Some experts are fearful
over the inclusion of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago as islands who worked and talked
together for years to save the Caribbean from the pressure of Colonialism and at
the end used the support of the smaller islands to get their own independence. The
togetherness which we the Caribbean people hailed in the past has been betrayed...
precaution now is our watchword...! PERHAPS: but let's quit bawling over spilt
m!1k. Only togetherness can get us anywhere at all. Speakers from the Canadian
side in Ottawa emphasized that the basis for any schemes, such as improved tran-
sport, must be REGIOTnAL. *.* Now to turn to local events: R A I N I Our old
friend Papa Yeo says he has never seen such wetness for so long in any one year of
his life. We cannot contradict him; we seem to have been living under a waterfall.
Why not give regular broadcasts to the people about rainfall statistics and the
condition of their roads? *** Leg Co.: Just a h.sty, steam-roller performance,
says our reporter; and with no Opposition and Mr. Didier (mover of several motions)
ill, what more can we expect? There was a little grumbling over the new constitut-
ion. But no amendments, either in Finance Committee or in the Leg. Co which ran on
from it. **:':ARTINIQUE ESSAY PRIZEGIVING: prizes will be distributed on Thursday,
July 14, at 8 p.m. The Mayor and Council of Roseau had kindly granted the use of the
i i:r-. Place, but threatening weather may place the function in the Imray Memorial
Schoolroom: listen fortboadcast final announcements nlxt weekL. Winners, friends
and relatives are invited to the prizegiving, and Professor Lucette will entertain
the winners at Fort Young Hotel afterwards! Many Martinique/Guadeloupo students
will be present. ***STAR Winner: Vasanti Ramcharan won the i:5.00 competition on
Kierkegaard. His was the best of several entries, and will be printed next week, *




Cousins Resigns
What the British Press (M.G.) said
recently about Frank Cousins, who
resigned his Cabinet post to re-
turn fully to his Union job.
Frank Cousins has outstayed his
welcome as titular head of the Trans-
port and General Workers Union. It
was the general intention, at last
Thursday' s executive meeting, to end
the anomaly which leaves the man who
-' actually does theageneral secretary's
job, Harry Nicholas, with the humil-
iating "acting" in front of his title.
But nothing happen d. Big Frank, his
union ties deep and emotional, called
on the executive and laid it on a bit
thick. Not only did he imply that
he'd been sent off to join the Cabi-
net as a reluctant servant of the
TGWU; he even suggested that, at the
drop of a cloth cap, he'd come back.
Bill Jones, a veteran left-wing coclk-
ney bus driver, taking this with a
large grain of salt, moved that
Cousins should retire, that a new
general secretary be elected. But a
loyal supporter of Nicholas took
Cousins at his word and thought to
himself: "Good Lord, if we're not
careful he'll actually come back." He
moved an amendment deferring any de-
cision, presumably to help Nicholas.
Amendment carried by a majority and
a statement hbnt. 4"f' 1 i f :n and l r vr

graduates, but have passed an en-
trance examination, will be eligible
for the Certificate.
The Director of the Institute will
be Professor U. Hafelin of the Uni-
versity of Zurich and the Graduate
Institute of International Studies,
Geneva. ,.
Students admitted to the course
will be accorded the same academic
privileges as other students of the
University and will be subject to
the same discipline.

Eight West Indians among a group
of 26 received parchments from the
Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle
University (Professor G.H.J. Daysh)
for having successfully completed an-
advanced course for overseas teachers
at the Universityis Institute of
Education re.cehtly-w Among the eight
was Miss Gertrude Roberts, Head-
mistress, Grand Fond Government
School, Dominica.
During the ceremony the Director
of the Institute, Professor B. Stan'ly
said "we congratulate you on success-
fully completing this course... If
at any time you are faced with prob-
lems which seem to'have no solution,
I should'like you to feel free to

change of views" put out. Now nobody's call upon the assistance of the ex-
happy. Both pro-and anti-Frank fac- perienced people who have helped you
tions feel that enough is enough, here and who wish you well".
that Cousins shouldn't have the best The one-year course covered the
of both worlds permanently. principles, psychological bases and
the sociology of education, and the
history of the subject, the function
UWI IiST. OF INTERNATIONAL of the creative arts, and of mathe-
RELATIONS matics and language.
An Institute of International Re-
lations has been established at the INDIRA'S APPEAL WORK!
University of the West Indies, St.
Augustine, Trinidad. The Institute is Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said
under the direction of the Graduate on Sunday that the crippling economic
Institute of International Studies, crisis has thrust India into its most
Geneva, in affiliation with:.the UWI. crucial period since Independence,
It will begin teaching in October nineteen years ago,
1966 and will offer a one-year course Mrs. Gandhi called in a country-
leading to a U.W.I. Diploma in Inter- side radio broadcast for hard work
natiornl Relations or a Certificate and discipline for"a long, hard and
in International Studies issued by the exciting journey ahead, as India
Institute, tries to shed itself of widespread
The Diploma will be available to poverty."- CP
University graduates and holders of an
approved professional qualification. BASUTOLAND: in Southern Africa becomes
Students who are not University independent under the name of Lesotho
on 4 October 1966.

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Sttiqurday,, July 9p 1966

QUEEN AND COTi O1 -WEALTH Foreign (contd. from last col.)
The Queen arrived safely back in people were hastily evacuated and
London after two. escapes from injury the area sprayed with an antidote.
during her visit to Northern Ireland. Silent Spring?
The attempts were described as non-po -..SOVIET UNION: A British man and wo-
litical but fomented by religious man were turned back at the border
bitterness between Catholics and Pro- and their van confiscated. It con-
testants. 17-year old John F. stained 386 bibles.
Hogan, apprentice plumber, dropped a
12 lb. concrete block on the Queen's LOL
car; Iris Carruthers, 44, chamber-
maid, threw a beer bottle at the car. Legislative Council: Yesterday, Fri-
The concrete block, ,dropped from a day, Dominica Leg. Co. held its 3rd
4th floor site hit the bonnet of the meeting of the first Session since
limousine. The two accused are in January's reconstitution at the. Court
custody for a July 13 hearing. House, following Finance Committee.
Princess Margaret was taken ill at Six questions;, and six Government
a school.opening ceremony 20 miles and three Unofficial motions were
north of London and flwwn back to her dealt with. Five queries were direc-
Kensington Palace home by helecoptero ted at the Comraunications & Works
She later recovered. Minister, all on roads. Then Han. A.
BRITAIN: P.M.. Wilson flies to Russia Moise asked the Min. for Labour &
next week for talks with Kosegin, On Social Services about erecting a
July 16 the British Trade Fait will school at Loubiere.
open in Moscow. On July 29 Mr. Wilson Two Government motions related toi
will arrive in Washington for talks finance (special warrant expenditure,
with President Johnson. Both discus- of $14,980 to June 30)and Supplemen.
sions; centre around ending the Viet tary Est. amounting to 675,000 --
Nam war. legal, PWD & Administration,
Prime Minister Pompidou and The other four Government mot-ios"
Foreign Minister Couve de Murville dealt with (a) approval of London
are In London for common market and Conference conclusions as a basis for
General European talks, self-Government, amendment to the (b)
CANADA: Thirteen British Caribbean Customs Import & Export Tariffs, (to
countries discussed their futures compute, duty on spirits by proof
with 30 Canadian delegates ledaf by strength): (c)an amendment to the
P.M. Lester Pearson, The development Police Ordinance (d) amendment of the
of a 'special relation' was empha- Police ordinance to: reduce age of en-
sised in view of declining British listment from 19 to 18 and altering
influence, trade and aid. Whether or probationary period and notice of
not to join the Organisation of retirement; (e) an Lnendment of the
American States and migration to Motor Vehicles & Road Traffic Ordin-
Canada were among top topics. The anceo
visitors spoke for three minutes each Unofficial motions urge Government
at the opening session. "The Canadian (a) to provide water supply to La
economy is complementary to economies Plaine; (b) to open 'gaps' between'
in. the Caribbean," said Agb P.M. of Delicies and motorable areas to en-
Jamaica Donald Sangster. Most of the able produce to be 'extracted from
other talks are behind closed doors. La Plaine'area; and (c) termination
Absent Prime Minister British of land-leasing by Government in
Honduras,' George Price. Internal Riviere Cyrique and Grand Fond. These
troubles kept him busy. resolutions all came from Hon. L.C.
MALAWI: On July 6th Malawi became a Didier,
Republic within the Commonwealth un- VILLAGE COUNCIS hd t r
der the Presidency of Dr. Hastings VILLAGE COUNCILS had their third
Banda. training session at Morne Jaune this
RHODESIA: Ian aSith's 'regime' plans week.
to introduce a "Suppression of EP-RTURES: Mr. J.M. Johnson (Asst.
Co mmiunism Act". Master D.G.S., to Britain:News and
CFOREIGN: A small town in Minnesota Radio, tour; Messrs. A. Active and
TArgyllN) wasmair-sprayed with para- Cleve Butler on trade union seminar
thion a deadly poison. 250-300 in Canada.


Saturday, July 9. 1966

Page Three

A rather strange occurence happened on the night of July 4th: when
walking into Fort Young I happened to glance up at the guest rooms to see
a Stars and Stripes fluttering from one of the windows, First thoughts were
ones of amusement:: why does any American guest have to publicise his
gnerican identity in such an extrovert manner? Still no more was said of
the matter, it was just put down to the strange idiosyncrasies. of different
In five minutes the reason for the flag flying so bravely and so much
allne was brought clearly to mind. On looking up at the stark calendar over
the bar in the hotel., there loud and clear was JULY 4th. July 4th of course
'is America's Independence Day, which is celebrated by Americans wherever
they are. With independence so) much in the air, it is a strange thing that
one can forget the date, of our largest neighbour's national day.
Forgetfulness can cause a lot of heartbreak and unnecessary confusion
and trouble. If forgetfulness is just a small matter of omitting to post a
letter to someone who may be waiting anxiously for it at the other end, or
a much bigger and more serious matter of forgetting an important part of ma
examination it might just be the crucial question that could determine a
persons' whole life. Forgetfulness is not the same as not knowing or not
understanding. When an examinee leaves the hall where he has just sat for
his exam, still trying to prise his brain open to remember the point that
is just eluding him, most probably he will remember it when he sets foot
outside, but too late.
It has. been said that one remembers what one wants to remember, this can
happen in the case of a husband being given a long list of groceries to
buy for his wife: he really isn't interested in bringing them back (this is
not the case in an examination') As we get older forgetfulness seems to
become stronger, all sorts of familiar and common names disappear into the
~- darkness of our memories, the most common of them being the complaint of
-'knowing a person well but not remembering their numes:o Highly embarrassing
in some cases, especially if you have the job of introducing a stranger to
a large crowd of people whom you are supposed -to know well'
Some people can remember with perfect clarity telephone numbers, or
people's birthdays, but the very same person can never manage to remember
par license numbers. During the last war, everyone in Britain had to remem-
ber a long identity number and could produce them without a moment's
hesitation. We live in an age of numbers and letters, letters which can
mean some long organisation, e.g. UNICEF, UNESCO, and if you don't know
what is being talked about, you can feel highly stupid having to ask'what
do such and such initials mean?'
In ,the end all this stems from the highly civilized world we live in,
the more civilised we become, the more lazy in speech we can become, we are
even in too much of a hurry to produce full words in speech, so we all have
to learn to master our memory or otherwise we can be in an awful lot of

B,B.C. Short Story Contest writers who can not only tell a
In addition to the $0 first story but also, illuminate some aspect
If human experience in a way which
prize for the best short story between -nde ood
1800 and 2,000 words submitted before c be really undergo
Oct.,31, there will be special fees
of $96 for every story selected by KENNEDY'S SON HURT
the judges. These judges are Anthony John-John Kennedy, only son of
Burgess, novelist and critic (who has the late President, fell on some hot
written a lot about British Guiana -
where he resided and the West Indies); coals at a holiday camp last week
St and was taken to hospital for a
Lenrie Peters, a novelist, poet and mn operation. His condition is
playwright from The Gambia, Africa, sid to e satisfactory
and Kay Fuller, B.B.C. Producer and sad o be satisfactory
novelist. They are looking for * * **
(contd, next col.)

Saturday,, July 9t 1966


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Page Five

Saudy Jl ,160TE SA



Increase our Revenue

After writing several letters on
the Dog question, and seeing that in-
stead of having them destroyed by
shooting or poisoning, they are
surely on the increase. Therefore I
crave permission to make another
suggestion to our Roseau Town Council,
and that is to have the yearly li-
cence increased to '10.00 per head.
I do believe that there are abput
1,000 of those animals in the City
and this increase would help a great
deal to repair our streets and
drains. We would try to bear a little
more with their cowlings and barkiggs
at nights. and continue to dash our
steps and sidewalks daily, and keep
cleaning and washing our boots and
shoes whenever we happen to step on
their filth. But who cares? May we
continue to pray, 0 Lord, 0 Lord How
Hugh Lawrence,

,.. Madam,

They Tried to Pay

Barclays Bank D.C.O. has agreed to,
provide an agricultural scholarship
tenable at the Faculty of Agriculture.
o'f the University of the West Indies
in Trinidad,
The value of the 'scholarship. is
up to TT $8,640 and will cover a
three-year course.
Candidacy is. open to residents or
non-residents of Trinidad and Tobago,.
and selection of the recipient will
be made on the recommendation of the,
Undergraduate Awards, Committee in
due course,
Barclays already donate a trien--
nial scholarship, to the University at
Mona, Jamaica for Economics. Agricul-
ture was chosen for this new scholar-
ship in recognition of the increas-
ingly important role it is playing
in the future of the area.

Spokesmen in Sweden declared this
week (BBC) that their country did not
regard the present divisions in
Europe as a permanent fact of life,
Sweden is. a civilized and highly de".
vcloped country, undoubtedly the mois;5--

Some while aback my owners went to internationally-minded of the Scan-'
the Town Council and laid down $2,00 dinavian nations, said the broad-
,for my licence (I am a large dog caster, quoting from the London Times,
aged nine months now). To their sur-
prise, the money was returned, be-
cause I am a Goodwill dog, and it GRAHAM NORTON
would appear that Goodwill dogs get Noted journalist Graham Norton
away without paying any licence. I am will land in Dominica from Guadeloupe
saying get away, for what is to stop on Tuesday July 26 for a five-day
us: Goodwill dogs from taking a run visit. Tight air schedules make a
down to Roseau when we feel energetic?longer stay impossible. He will be
I have done it myself once. It would journeying southwards from the-U.S.A.,
raise the revenue if we all paid our and is compiling material for Messrs.
due, and I would feel in a better Newman Neame's TRAVELLERS GUIDE TO
legal position. I would suggest a THE WEST INDIES, one of a splendidly
smaller tax on cats too. Smaller, printed and illustrated series (the
because cats are not as important and Travellers Guide to East Africa, for
not as troublesome as we are. example, sold 16,000 copies before
Yours faithfully, publication). Norton, who has visited
RAGS TWOTONE, Dominica for a longer period already,
St. Aromet, Goodwill, has many friends here, He will be
'based" at the Anglican Rectory du-
BOY ELECTROCUTED ing his brief sojourn.
A Grenada boy named Hilton used a
pair of pliers last Monday to cut FRANCE exploded a nuclear bomb last
through wires in his Aunt's house, Saturday at its South Pacific testing
for fixing up a catapult, He was el- site: the explosion took place on the
ectrocuted. His cries brought rela- French Polynesian atoll of Mururoa,
tions running to cut off the current -The power of the device (the first of
but too late: Hilton was dead. a series of 6 atmospheric explosions
by the i'Tench this year) was nots&atd.,


Saturday, July 9, 1966

PageSix HE SAR Sturdy, Jly 9 196

Essag MY EIGHTEENTH YEAR by Sylvia Pemberton,
age 17, of C.H.S.
(One of the Martinique Prizewinners)
At last' My freedom! Now I can throw those school books away? "No more
Latin, no more French, no more sitting on the...." Well not exactly the
end of all studies, but the beginning of a different type of education -
one that is not confined to the four green walls of my classroom.
The first part of my new education was the debutante ball. All debutantes
were dressed in bridal white evening gowns. I was well groomed and looking
chic in my best creative hair-style. My dress was of acetate taffeta
covdred with sheer nylon. The dress was styled with an illusion yoke and a
lovely lace overlay bodice. The skirt was softly gathered at the waist and
a. self-panel flowed from the bowed waist. I wore mittens and matching bag
and shoes of silver. My long face was camouflaged by a fringe, whilst the
rest of my hair was piled up and held by a rhinestone tiara. My long ear-
ings were also of rhinestone.
My old friend. Peter Blake escorted me. On the way to the dance I felt
awfully nervous but upon arrival I met my school friends and felt more at
ease. It was an evening that I will always remember, because a dinner and
dance at Fort Young is not a daily affair to one. However the food was
scrumptious and the dancing heavenly mainly as Peter could dance very well
and the Swinging Stars were great.
But all days were not dance days, they consist mainly of work, and
there too I was happy. I was secretary to Sebastian Tombs, an experienced
man of the world with altruistic tendencies. He is of medium height with
brown hair and clear brown eyes. Being short-sighted, Mr. Tombs wore dark-
rimmed spectacles, and part of my job seems to be hunting for them when-
ever he misplaces them. He is a writer of biographies and detective
f I have always longed to travel and then a golden opportunity arose when
." Mr. Torbs informed me that we wore going to Paris for four days to see his
publishers about the translation of one of his books. He said that I too
was needed. Only imagine it! For two days I did not know whether I was
standing on my head or feet. What with running about to getting ready in
time .
Paris was unlike Dominica in every way, everyone seemed to be in a hurry
and there were many people there for the gradess vacancies Bpt what
attracted me most was the shops. Never had I seen anything like them. They
sell any and everything there. I spent most of my free hours at the asops
inspecting gowns, suits and dress. I bought a few dresses with an eye to
the suitability of life in Dominica of course. I almost ended with a few
unnecessary articles as usual.
We were invited to some parties. There, the women were fabulously
dressed, It .appenrod that the emphasis was on CLOTHES. I did not forget my
beautiful gown, the only one I possessed. The rooms would be filled with
lovely women no doubt they spent hours in beauty salons chattering
quickly in high-pitched voices. Meanwhile, the men paid them lavish com-
S pliments. The parties would go on until the small hours or they would all
go to the casinos. It amused me to watch the rich throw away or win small
I also had the wonderful chance of seeing a ballet; I enjoyed seeing the
dancers do their intricate steps and scarcely took my eyes off them. They
really could dance gracefully. It was the most beautiful evening I spent
After such a whirlwind period, I took weeks before I settled to life in
Dominica. We too had an exciting 'sum~er'. There was the Goodwill Summer
Festival which lasted a vhole day. I attended with my former school-mates
and did we not have a few giggles? That fair was soon followed up by the
Poinr Michel Fair, not to mention the number of dances at which thb Sw2ng-
ing Stars, Dominica's leadingland, played.
Towards the middle of August, I was visited by three o usins from Marie
Galante. Marie Josette, Anne and Lisette could only speakflittle English

Saturday, Ul~y 9, 1966


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but I was able t o manage little French and patois. The girls were
interested in all I could show them, and as they were very energetic we
visited many interesting places after I came from work or sometimes they
went along with friends.- Regrettably they had to return after two weeks
and. I had to continue my routine work.
But not for long, a greater upheaval took place in my life, I fell in
love' It all began at Daria Torrington's 21st birthday party. I had not
wanted to attend the party as I had not been feeling too well that day.
But, not wanting to, disappoint her, I- decided to go. I took extra-painswith
my appearance.
I wore a turquoise taffeta dress completely covered by white lace. The
long sleeves had no taffeta. The neck. was V shaped at the front, with a
Chelsea collar and satin tie attached. A young couple called for me. They
were friends of my elder sister and had a car o.f their own.
As soon as I wished Daria many happy returns of the day, she bore me
off to introduce me to one of her friends whom she had.purposely invited
to partner me, I liked/William Arden on sight. He was extremely tall, broad
shouldered and slim-waisted so that his coat gave him a fit that was the
envy of many a young man thhre. Another thing I liked about him was the
way he walked and danced. He had a grace not unbecoming yet rarely found.
in a man.
After that night many more followed. He would often partner me to par-
ties, picnics and to the cinema. He even taught me to play tennis: as-he
was an accomplished player. Small wonder that our names would frequently"
be linked. And of course the inevitable happened: I fell in love with him.
However I still continued going out with him but I was not the same
carefree girl of before. During the night I would lie awake thinking about
him and our queer situation: I, very much in love with him; and he, still
apparently unchanged. I know that this could not'go on indefinitely.
One night I did sense a change in him, he seemed quiet and more serious
than before and I wondered...
Later when we went into the garden for a breath of air, I felt more cer-
tain of the situation. Woman's intuition told me that he was in lve with
,me, but whether I was wrong or right was left to be proved...
At the sound of his voice calling my name softly, I turned in breathless
anticipation and found myself staring straight into the loving eyes of my
mother and into a school day.

On Wednesday, July 6 at 5p.m. at
St. Gerard's Hall, the Prize-Giving
for the pupils of the Junior Bection
of the school took place; on Thursday,
July 7, at 11 a.m. in the Cathedral,
an'. Eucharistic Service was cele-
brated by His Lordship. A. Boghaert,
C.SS.R., Bishop of Roseau, who addres-
sed Parents, Staff and Pupils. On'
the some day, at 8 p.m. at St.
Gerard's Hall, there was Prize-Giving
and Speech Day for pupils of the
Secondary Section of the school.
All these functions were enthusia-
stically attended.

(Clarence Harney) played the part
of Mrs. Noah in a U.W.I. Extra Mural
production of the biblical play
"NOAH", put on in Antigua at the
Girls' High School. Noah was played
by George Hankinson, who had stage-
trained in England, and strong-man
Ham by Alphonse Derrick, a teacher at
the Antigua Grammar School. The
successful performance included a
dance by children to celebrate the
coming of the rain.. and of course
Noah's beloved animals.
Special matinees were given for


ecumenical discussions between the
MRS. NOAH Catholic and Evangelical Churches in
Germany have taken place for the firsb
Dominica-born attractive Mrs. time. Among subjects covered were
Mabel (Shillingford) Harney, wife of marriage and a joint translation of
one-time Crown Attorney here o the Bible.
contd, eis col.)

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Pag EghtTH STR atuda, Jly9, 96

by P.S.A.
One is British, the other French.
We may not see the British film for
ages (if at all), and,we shall never
see the French one here. Yet it is
good to know that they are both in
the making. The important people in
these films are not the actors and
the producers (here's hoping they
are good'), but the authors. One is
thh tale of a Negro Guianese employ-
ed by the London County Council as,
a teacher and sent to tackle some
rough underbred East End kids: it i4
as everybody should know by now, "TO
BIR WITH LOVE" by E.B. Braithwaite.
This famous book is certain to make
a tear-jerking film, especially in
its last sequences, where the young
barbarians are pierced by the reali-
sation that their coloured teacher
is a Sir, and that they love and re-
spect him.
As to the other,,.I esteem the
book so highly that when I hear it
is being ihown in film form in
Martinique or Guadeloupe I shall feel
like jumping into a plane for the
Pleasure of seeing it at once. Alain
SFournier, writer of 'Le Grand
Meaulnes:' and undoubtedly its origi-
nal hero, was killed in 1913 at Ver-
dun; he was a poet, and it was his
only novel. Today he would be over
70; but his work has an infallible
appeal to youth. It is his sister,
now an old lady, who prevented the
filming of the book before now. She
said to the producer: "What causes
the mystery and magic of this book,
is that nothing was invented...
everything is: true..What would re-
main of it after treatment by the
fake world of cinema?"
When young Alain Fournier wrote
that book, he was unknown, just as
Braithwaite was ten years ago. Be-
tween 1913 and 1966 the French poeth
work has had the most tremendous
effect on both ordinary readers and
other writers, including Andre Gide,
Frqncois Mauriac, James Joyce and
many of the ultra-moderns; although
far from childish in its impact, it
is a youth book, and has a place in
the affections of the French that
only the more juvenile Alice in
Wonderland holds in English-spedaking
countries. It is discreet, even
secret, adventurous yet delicate, a

~~:4 ~* ** ~

shade ironical and always idealis-
What is it about? One might an-
swer crudely, the pursuit of a
dream girl in an unreal world. But
you are gripped by the narrative
from the moment Augustin Meaulnes
arrives at a provincial French
boarding-schoolo He is bizarre he
makes curious expeditions to a cha-
teau in a mysterious kingdom just
around the corner violent things
happen when sinister strangers lurk
around there is a wonderful de-
scription of a snowball fight and
best of all, the masquerade. The
real centre of the whole tale is big
Meaulnea, the overgrown boy,
My only lasting criticism of
Fournier's fairytale masterpiece is
that (to me) the end chapters are
anticlimactic; will the film cut
them?. Probably not, for Gabriel
Albicoco (producer) told Fournier's
old sister: "To remake a masterpiece
is terrifying: I must not invent.
anything but remain true, absolutely
true. I must succeed. To disfigure
such a work would be a crime for
which I would never pardon myself."'

Our readers will- note an error on
p.11; the Laville's baby was said to
have been christened at the Roseau
Methodist Church; this should, of
course, have been The Roseau

A Flower Show will be held on Sun.,
July 10 at the C.H.S. Exhibits will,
be received between 8.30 11.00 a.m
** Judging will commence at 12
noon ** The Show will open at 3.30pm
and close at 6.00 p.m. A fee of 25
cents will be charged for each ex-
hibit, and admission will be 25
cents except for members, exhibitors
and judges,

READERS VIEWS (contd. from p.5)
Dear Madam,
As an occasional-. young contrib-
utor to your paper, I should like to
say how much I am gaining both by
reading THE STAR and writing for it.
TIE STAR has taught me to write to
"length" that is, to keep. my work
within a certain number of words -I
am going to try for BBC short story
prize, Contrib. ANON.

Saturday, July 9,. 1966

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Saturday, July 9, 1966 THE STAR Page Nine

Have you ever seen a little child
at the end of a party, approach a
table on which a solitary iced cake
is left on a plate and (eyeing it
greedily) exclaim: "Wihose own?" Any-
how, you must have heard whose ovn
from time to time, since it is a
familiar West Indian expression. It
is hardly any use suggesting to your
children that they say 'Whose is:
this?' for they will just think
you a joke, Wait until they reach
the age of discretion.
The word 'reach' is nearly always
taken to mean arrived at in this
island. It is seldom used in its
sense of stretch out for 'reach me
down my hat, please!' But how often
we hear people say: "I nearly
reach..." naming the destination,
A friend reports that a gathering
the other day, one man tasked his
neighbour: "A manicou bit you?" (For
alas, the second fellow's face had
somm ugly marks on it), The man who
was questioned, with ready wit, and
putting on a delightful Professor
Higgins accent, replied: "No, man. I
was bitten by a Romanticou, My girl-
friend's other boy-friend hit me..."
We trust you have been listening
on Wednesday at 8.15. The first
half is: a talk about American and
English versions of the English
Language, then follows a G.C.E.
programme. They are first class for
English Literature and Language
students, and for everyday informa-
tion as well. You may have missed
Part I & II of 'The Wooden Horse of
Troy' but on Weds. July 13 you can
hear Part III of Troy and "Areas oaf
Identity", At the some time you are
dipping again into the classics, you
learn a lot about good English, So
don't forget to switch on!

The British Society of Labour
Lawyers has proposed that the Race
Relations Board should be empowered,
if conciliation fails, to convene
hearings, compel the attendancea.f
witnesses or the production of docu-
ments, and to take evidence on oath.
It should also be empowered to make
orders, including injunctive relief
and awards; of damages.
In a report issued yesterday the
society also suggest that the board
should have a new name with a less
exclusively racial sound.
Titles put forward in te .report
include, "commission against dis-
crimination," "human rights council,"
and "equal opportunities council."
Other amendments to the Race Re-
lations Act suggested in the report
include extending the definitionaof
"places of public resort," in which
discrimination is culpable under the
Act, to include shops, holiday camps
and places maintained by Government
departments (e.g. Labour Exchanges).
The list of places of public resort
is explicitly limited under the pre-
sent Act, and the report suggests
that the list should be made open- .
ended, so that the board or the cout'ts
could extend it case by case.
The report supports the wide-spread
demand that the Act should be exten-
ded to cover discrimination in em-
ployment, housing, and insurance and.
credit services. In employment it
suggests that the Act should apply
to discrimination in hiring, training
promoting or discharging employees,
as well as fixing terms of employ-
ment. It &uld also be
cover discrimination on religious as
well as racial grounds.


3 Miss Nita Barrow, sister of Premird
U.S. HOLIDAY CALAMITIES Barrow, said in Montreal that the
survey of 23 nursing schools in the
Some 500 people were killed in Caribbean area was completed and a
the United States during the holiday report would soon be submitted to the
week-end preceding Independence Day governments of the 13 Caribbean ter-
(July 4). ritories involved. The survey, under-
'taken by the WHO, examinedwhat was
ROBERT KENNEDY SPEAKS. AGAIN being taught in each school. A nurse
trained in one territory is unable at
The increasing dangers.of a war present to be registered in another
against China outweigh the advantages due to' varying standards,
of military victory in Vietnam, said * ,
Sen. Robert Kennedy last week-end,

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SaturdayT, July 9P 1966


SPage Ten

THE STAR Saturday, July 9, 1966

Market Report for Week Ending July 6,. 19,66.


Limes, Green
.Lime Oil' (Txed pulp juice)
Oranges (Navel)
Bay Oil
Mangoes, Julie .
Coconuts, dry
Coconut Meal
lantains ...
"Lime Skin, preserved
Tannias I: Dasheen
Sweet Potatoes&
Cocoa Beans, wet
Cassava Farine
Spices (cinnamon)
Water Cress
Fresh Chicken

-- ----- "

2,275 lb.
5,743 gals.
860 lb.
420 lb.
891 lb.
4,515 lbT.
500 lb,

11,250 lb.
75 .b.
36.000 lb.

160 lb.
20 lb.
238 lb.
1,982 lb.


Coprs per ton, cif
Coconut Oil per ton, cif
A.titnegs 110's per lb. fob
:Cocoa, Accra/Lagos per cwt,.cif
Ginger, Jamaican No.3, Spot per cwt.
Lime Oil, Spot per lb.
Bay :Oil, i" ~.
":: '".i 'It cif
Citronella Oil, Spot per lb.
Vertivert Oil, Bourbon, Spot per lb.

' *" ." ^-

1ew. York'
: Paris


$15.00 per barrel

3.50 per 100
5.25 per lb.
4.00 per 100
2.00 "
5-60 per nut

120 per lb.

50 per lb.
100 per lb.
100 per lb.
20 per lb.
70 per lb.
240 per lb.
50 per lb.

July 1, 1966
-67., 0.
119. 0. 0,
12. 0. .
9.14. 6.
15. 0. 0.
3. 6. 6.
1.17. 6.
1.16. 6.
4. 3.
5. 1. 3.

July 2, 1965
92. 3. 0.
144.10. 0.
7. 3.
4.14. 0.
16. 5. 0.
3. 5. 0.
2. 2. 6.
-: 1.18. 0.
5. 4.

(S1 = BUTI 84.80)



S" OE The dealer's.shipment market in cocoa has been fairly active and
prices advanced during the week by 3/6 per cwt. The General Assembly of the Inter-
national Cocoa &: Chocolate Office held a three-day meeting in London last week. The
Assmebly ias divided into four sessions; the first dealt with future prospects re-
garding world production and consumption; the second was concerned with research;
the third with Cocoa and Chocolate manufacture, and the final session dealt with
problems of distribution.
The copra and coconut oil market has been dull and there has been a small
decline in prices during the week. Sellers in producing countries have been re-
luctant to make offers for Aungust and September shipment in anticipation of a
shortage in these positions. (Issued by The Dominica Agricultural Marketing Board)
2ecrdf r
OTHER TEiWS: Mr. F.W. Blackman B.Sc. Lond. has been appoint tedor U1WI Barbados
a front September 1966. Mr. Victor Archer, due to retire in June, will-remain in
the post until September. *'*"DE.PJK WALCOTT Prie"t value '..500.00 will be open
to students of UWI who are eligible to graduate in June 1968 (for the 1967 award).
Terms and conditions of the award may be examined at the Education Dept., Roseau..
It was bestowed by Sir Arthur Lewis, a past Principal/Chancellor of UWI. :* Roseau
Congreg action of Jehovah'c' Utnesses will be host to 150 delegates for a 3-day
Bible programmed -t the end of this month. (Details next week). **'::'***

Short Story (concld. from last week) TERROR OF THE 'WILD PIGS by
Daniel Ao Joseph
It was no joke now; for they were on the hunting grounds. Fear fell on
all. The forest was dense and there was hardly any definite track to travel
through the forest. The whole area was a dark mass and the farthest they
could see clearly was about two feet from their own position. However, with
the dogs in front and around thbm the hunters continued struggling through
the forest. Tiquito was brandishing his double-barrel, Alver held his cut-
lass at the ready while old Dando ragged himself along with his gun con-
fidently fixed on his shoulders;.
"Hoott. Hoott' Hootti Yap: Yap:" were the alarming sounds that caused
Dando to declare "Pigs, Wild p'igs are coming."
Not only from them were heard the thundering "HiumphA Hoof!" of a wild
pack chased by barking dogs. Their noises were like a tumbling mountain-
range when Alver hurled himself to the top,of a huge tree. Inmediately in
front of him Dando ricochetted against a tree with aimed gun, while three
yards apart Tiquito fearlessly pinned himself flat on the ground at full
length embedded among the low shrubs with gun pointed for the advancing
front line of wild beasts.
"There they comer'" observed Alver' from his high position, Tiquito wrink-
led his right eye and opened it again. A pack of about a hundred wild pigs
were rushing at this young hunter. In front were boars each with a pair of
fangs three inches long at the side of their jaws.
"Firel" ordered Alver, Tiquito. clung his finger to the trigger, and
opened fire. At each shot .three pigs were hit but they did not halt. Thus
it was that Dando doubled the round for each pig hit by Tiquito while Alver
launched on the half dead escaping pigs, finishing than off with his cut-
lass until one of the ferocious boars grasped Alver by his waist belt and'
Sprang him into a valley ten yards away. Tiquita had to shoot fast to save
him. ...
All the hunters, however, lived to tell the tale to spellbound relatives
and friends.. And thly brought back the biggest load of wild pork-flesh
'Laplante. had ever seen or eaten.
(Copyright reserved by author)

'BAPTISMS Baptisms (contd.)
ROSEAU: Last Sunday the infant second are deeply regretful to: lose the
son of Rev. Fr. Rose, Ag. Rector of Mitchelis, who sail soon for England.
St. George's, Dominica received the The name of a Persain Princess -
names of Peter 'William at animpres- Soraya was bestowed on the 19th
sive and unusual ceremony in the child, (who has 16 brothers and sis-
Anglican Church. This took place in ters living) of Mr. and Mrs. Froebel
the middle of the Sung Mass. Laville at Roseau Methodist Church
Peter has four Godparents his, two Sundays ago. The christening
Godfathers being H.H. Mr. G.C. Guy party was deferred until Mr. Laville
and Mr. V.O.M. Pond; his Godmothers recovered from an illness, and took
are Mrs Phyllis Allfrey and Mrs Arah place last Sunday.
Derrick. After the christening the
Godparents, and a few friends went to, PUERTO RICANS RIOT
the Rectory, where the Administrator
raised a toast to his infant Godson. Chicago, U.S.A: Five hundred police-
That same afternoon another bap- men removed more than two thousand
tism took place in theliglican Church.persons from the city's riot-torn
Another second son, whose parents are streets in the Puerto Rican area last
Er. and Mrs. (Dr.) iL--..Tuihon, now week. The police arrested thitty one.
,stationed at Marigot, received the
names. of Dominic John Gerard. The Rev. FOR RENT
and Mrs. Mitchell af the Methodist
Church invited the parents, and offi- Two pleasant furnished rooms at 54,
citing Priest to refreshments after- Church Lane, near Pottersville Church
wards. A great number of Dominicans in newly built house. Sea and mount-
ain breezes, apply Mrs Howard Shidingfrd..,


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Page Twelve TIfl~ STAR Saturday, July 9, 1966.

Windies Do It Again -
THE THIRD Test ended on Tuesday in a fine
victory for the visitors. With two more
tests to be played, Sobers and his merry
men cannot lose the rubber and the ways
open for an all time record against the
"old enemy". Resuming at 254 for 7 on
Saturday, England lost two quick wickets
for the addition of 6 runs and the score
.-tood at 260 for 9. Underwood joined
d'Oliviera and showed that he intended
to offer resistance: he defied all the
bowlers while his more gifted partner
pushed the score along. Sobers tried
everything he knew, but the partnership
prospered. The 300 came up and d'liviera
reached 50 with a square-cut past gully,
Hall endud the innings at 325 when he
bowled d'Oliviera for 26, but the part-
ner ship was by then worth 65 -- a rec-
ord for England vs West Indies. It beat
the 57 scored by Laker and Butler at
Port-of-Spain in 1948. During the inn-
ings, Hall captured his 158th wicket in
tests to equal Ramhadin's record.
Hunte and Lashley set out to wipe off
the arrears, but Hunte was caught off
d'Oliviera for 12 19 for 1. Lashley
." land Kanhai took the score to 65 before
Lashley was lbw to d'Oliviera for 23 --
65 for 2. Somebody should check on
d'Oliviera's ancestry; he should have
Sobers blood in his veins. Butcher join-
ed Kanhai and these two decided that
discretionwas the better part of valour.
The next two hours produced only 49 runs
and at close the score was 138 for 2. A
one stage Underwood had bowled 23 overs
and concede only 21 runs.
The tempo livened up on Monday morn-
ing, but Kanhai soon lost his wicket to
Higgs 175/3. Kanhai's contributions
63 in over 4 hours. Nurse joined Butcher
and this proved the turning point of tie
game. Nurse attacked from the outset and
Butcher decided to "follow fashion". ihe
partnership put on 107 in even time then
Nurse was leg before to a'very doubtful
decision: he appeared to have edged the
ball on to his pad -- however the score
was 282/4. Butcher had passed his 100,
and Nurse scored 53 brilliant runs. If
Nurse was brilliant, Sobers was superb.
SHe and Butcher set about the bowling ad
the scorers must have been very busy
men: in spite of a defensive field, iey
scored 173 runs in 127 minutes and beat
the 5th wicket record for iT.1;/England.
Sobers was out going for a big hit with
his score at 94 and West Indies 455/5.
Butcher passed 200 and the innings was

declared closed at 482 for 5. Butcher 209
n.o, and Holford 17 n.o, This left Eng-
land to got 393 in 6- hours for victory.
Milburn and Boycott put on 32 before
Milburn was caught off Hall for 12, and
Russell soon followed Milburn for 11 --
71/2. Gravenoy joined Boycott who was
batting well, but Graveney was out of
touch and had a few narrow escapes. At
125 Graveney was caught off Griffith br
32 and England were 125/3. Cowdrey def-
ended stubbornly, but he lost Boycott
for a well-played 71. Cowdrey and Parks
were soon dismissed and the gate was
open 176/6. The end was delayed by
d'Oliviera who batted as though his side
was in a winning position. He was final-
ly out for a fine 54 and West Indies had
won the match. Griffith 4 for 34, -Gibbs
practically unchanged 3 for 83.
The 4th Test begins August 4 at Leeds.
o0o. 3Al L:
All 16 countries participat-
ing in the World Cup have now settled
down and are awaiting the big day. The
teams are divided into four groups:-
1. England, Uruguay, France, Mexico;
2. W.Germany, Switzerland, Spain and
Argentina; 3. Bulgaria, Brazil, Hun-
gary, Portugal; 4. Russia, N. Korea,
Chile and Italy. Two teams will qualify
from each group to enter the quarter
finals, after they have played each
other, after which it will be a knock-
out contest. The opening match is at
Wembley on Monday England v Uruguay.
Brazil are favourites, but England are
favoured by some as playing at home.
My choice for an outsider is N.Korea;
little known, they might spring a few
---- Cassius Clay has signed to meet
European Champion Karl Mildenburgher
of W. Germany in Frankfurt.September
10 for World Heavyweight Championship.
SATURDAY July 2: MV Osiris, 638 tons
gen cargo, incl. fertilizer; MV Lady
Bernadette; Yacht Tina from G/loupe.
Tues: 1MV Sunrana, gen carg6 incl. 4,600
bags flour.WED: MV Federal Maple with
16 passengers, gen cargo N/bound;THUR:
MV Federal Palm 167 tons gen cargo
incl cement & brown sugar, 15 passengers.
MV Atlantic Sun gen cargo exUSA icl.
frozen foods. FRID: MV Banshee from
M/que to G/loupe. SAT: Due Geesdort
with 110 tons cargo and vehicles.
PJwE(H'qD0r J r7e; Els. G.C O.y=rEs
John Osborne C: riss Eigenia Nicholls;
Printed & -uTishiecl by tne iroprietor, 7.E.
Allfrey of St. Aroment, Dominica at 26,
Bath Road, Roseau, Dominica, West Indies.

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