PLEASE SAVE YOUIK
S- -- O T. '" .THE
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S- 162- -AST 7 STREETJ July 30, 1966 Seven Cents
N/EW YORK 21, N. Ya
EI S ARE THEY FLYING SAUCERS?
SNo: although they truly
S,, ,, fly through the air likI
',. :i "" o gleaming beetles, ove<-
Sing over the three ee-
Smeonts water, air and land.
'10.. HOVERCPAFT -- that's what
urV !,or these marvellous boats,
,. which excited the interest
r~o. .o of General de Gaulle, were
d named by their designer
Frank Cockerell. This
j one of the safest modes of
S t ; transport in the world;
o-e. o they can cruise along at
100 miles per hour. The
AN OPEN THANK YOU millionaire uses one to get
to his office; the worker
Sister M. Alicia and the staff of the Infant Jesus ferries across from England
Nursing home, speaking on behalf of the IJNH patients, to France in a fast cross-
extond their sincere thanks to Dr. & Mrs. David channel service. One of
Woolfson, members of the Committee Infant Jesus those days (we hope) large<. i.
Nursing Home Friends, the Fort Young Hotel, Sylvania SRN-4 Hovercraft will be
Farms, and all who made last Saturday's supper- used for fast passenger
dance such a grand success. service between the East
*: Caribbean Islands. WY NOT?
Sister, you forestalled us: we were preparing a
little editorial as from the lucky info- j and indeed from all of Dominica, to be
headed "THANK YOU DOCTOR": though we know that Doctors shy away from publicity, and
that in this case, much of the brilliant organising was done by the Doctor's wife
and a fine committee. "It won't succeed:" muttered some gloomy prophets before-
hand; but with the magnificent generosity and cooperation of those named by Sister
Alicia and several others who sparkled in the entertainment sphere, a grand sum
just short of a thousand dollars was raised.
The fact that it was raised (as someone pointed out ironically at the thank-
you ceremony mainly by expatriates does not detract from its triumph. Rather
does it throw down a challenge to local people not to let this fine effort be a
solitary one. Steady and increasing support by Dominicans for these ill and wrongly
nourished Dominican babies is essential. We would like to end with the Doctor's
words: "I'd like to see the Infant Jesus Nursing Home shut down ONLY because there
are no more sick babies -- and NOT because it lacks money and support!;
LATE NEWS i An attempt was made on the life of General Ironsi (NIGERIA) who was
last hoard from near Ibadan University. A rebel section of his own army staged the
coup, and seized Lagos airport. *** St. Iltts Labour Party won seven out of ten
seats in last Monday's General election. *** British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
is now in Washington talking with President Johnson; back in Britain a total freeze
on all wages,, prices and incomes in now in force until the end of the year. It
will affect even Managing Directors. *** Pirate radio stations may now be put
out of business even though operating outside British territorial waters, according
to a Bill presented in Parliament this week.
Page~~~~~~ Tw H TRStrdy uy3,16
BOOK REVIEW by Norman Knight
(With acknowledgements to Chronicle of the West India Committee)
History of the British West Indies. By Sir 4lan Burns, G.C.M.G. Revised
edition. With 27 maps. New York: Barnes & Noble, inc, 1966 (London: George
Allen & Unwin Ltd.) 9 in x 6 in. pp 849. 90a.
ORIGINAILY PUBLISHED in 1954, Sir Alan Burn's History has proved so suc-
.cessful that a new edition has been called for. It was referred to last
year in Alec Waugh's A Family of Islands as "required reading for any stu-
/, nt of the area".
--:-.:..Majy important events haveocourred in the West Indies during the past
decade and the revised edition, which brings the story down to the end of
1964, deals adequately if not over-fully with such developments as the
British Caribbean Federation Act of 1956 and the subsequent unfortunate se-
quel of defederation six years later; the recognition of the independence
of both Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago in 1962; the question of the fate
.of 'the Little Eight' (or Seven); Fidel Castro's revolution in Cuba in 1959,
the unsuccessful landing of emigres at the Bay of Pigs in 1961 vad Russia's
withdrawal of her missiles from the island the following year; the Bri-
tish Guiana Constitutional Conferences of 1960 and 1962, the diastrous
strikes in that colony in 1963 and 1964, and the formation of Mr. Burnm-
ham's Government in 1964; the problem of Emigration and the Act of 1962
controlling (but not prohibiting) -the entry of Commonwealth immigrants
into the United Kingdom; the rise of the Rastafaris in Jamaica; the as;as--
sination of General Rafael Trujillo, Dictator of the Dominican Republic,
in 1961, and the deterioration of conditions in Haiti; the attainment of
full university status by the University of the West Indies in 1962; and
royal visits during the period.
Sir Alan points out that between 1940 and 1964 over 73,000,000 have
been made available to the Commonwealth West Indies under the Colonial'
Development and Welfare Acts, as well as considerable financial assistance
from Canada, and that their 4,000,000 people get more aid per head from
Britain than almost any other part of the Commonwealth. He quotes a lecture
given in Jamaica in 1957 by the economist, Sir Arthur Lewis, himself a
"At least half of the people of the w orld are poorer than we are. The
standard of living in the West Indies is higher than the standard of living
in India, or China, in most of the countries of Asia, and in most of the
countries of Africa. The West Indies is not a poor community."
SIt is saxrewhat surprising that the extensive bibliography which forms
Sir Alan's Appendix M contains no mention of The Chronicle of the West
India Committee or its predeccessor, The Circular. It would be imagined
that this periodical would have provided a prime source for the events of
the present century. The same observation applies to the local press of
the .territories concerned.
May we express the hope that Sir Alan will live to complete several
further 10-yearly revisions of his useful History of the West 'Indies.
WORDS TO REMEMBER
"Let. us be sure that the pairs of hands that come with every mouth
are given something to do." A speaker in a BBC debate last week on
WILSON TO MEET PEARSON
Following his .talks '.with President Johnson in Washington, the British
Prime Minister, Mr. Harold Wilson will meet the Canadian Prime Minister
Mr. Lester Pearson. BIS
Saturday, July 30, 1966
Sa 1dy Jul 30 96TE SA
QUEEN AND COMMONWEALTH
The Queen enjoyed a quiet time
with her family before the de-
parture of the Drke and Princess
Anr.e(her broken nose invisibly
mended) for the, Commonwealth
Games in Jamaica.***
St.KITTS: The St. Kitts Labour
Party won last Monday's election,
,\ returning Hon. Robert L. Bradshaw
to power as Chief Minister; Ex-
CM Southwell, who won one of the
10 seats, is Deputy Chief Minis-
ter. On Wednesday night Brad-haw
gave a national address warning
that he would stamp down subversion
within and appealing to all
residents of St. Kitts, whether
born in the country or not, to
pull together for national
NIGERIA: Troop movements were
reported around Lagos on Friday,
and a BOAC flight was held up for
some hours. **
_RODfESIA: The multiracial College
at Salisbury was closed down by
the Snith Government early this
week, after student demonstrations
and other troubles. Many students
mostly Africans) and teachers
mostly English) were removed
and put under detention. -***
ANTIGUA: By the end of this year,
Antiguan motorists will be able to
buy gasoline made in Antigua' A
large refinery is being built at
Friars Hill. *** The sugar crop
ended on July 24. The Factory had
been out of cane for long periods
of each crop week, wasting water
and fuel. *** National song
competition closes July 30, with
$500 prize for lyric and $600 for
ZAMBIA will start disengaging here
self from the Commonwealth because
the British Government has not
taken tougher action against
Rhodesia's illegal seizure of
independence, but final decision
will be taken in September at the
Commonwealth Prime Minister's
conference, declared President
Kenneth Kaunda this week. ***
GHANA: Nkrumah's friend Kwesi
Armah, accused of stealing ninety
thousand dollars while High Commiss-
ioner in London, and cleared by
the House of Lords, was re-arrested
on Wednesday. ***
lime stealing was the problem
discussed in Ex-Co. Chambers by
the Minister of Trade & Production
and Police, lime-growers (Rose's
and Bellot) and officials. South
Dominica is the worst theft area0
The 1966 conference of Head Teach-
ers took place yesterday at DGS .
H.H. Mr. Guy and Hon. Mr. Stevens
made speeches. Training College
Certificates were distributed. 4
U.W.I. students guild sent a missic:
to Dominica to stimulate interest
in UWI educational activities,
They talked with Mr. Stevens, Dr.
Muller and the Chamber of Commerce
and addressed a meeting at DGS.
Mr. Graham Norton, now exploring
the travel treasures of Dominica,
visited Portsmouth on Wednesday;
a lunch was given for him at GH on
Thursday. *** 321 out of 473
children who sat their school+
leaving exa minations 1966, passed,
53 schools were represented, ***
DAWU concluded its 3rd agreement
--with Ca ble & Wireless' this wee!,-
SWE ARE EXPANDING AGAIN
S Y L V A NI A IS BUZZING
WITH EXCITEMENT AND ACTIVITY
AS OUR EIGHTH EXPANSION
PROGRAMME IN F I V E YEARS
REACHES THE HALF-WAY POINT.,
BEGUN JUNE FIRST
WE HOPE TO DOUBLE THE FACIL-
ITIES THAT TURN OUT "THE
B E ST TASTING CHICKEN IN THE
WORLD" BY OCTOBER FIRST.
STLVANIA FARMS LTD., IMPERIAL
ROAD **** 2,000 FEET UP IN THE
RAIN FORESTS OF CENTRAL DOMINICA.
Back Home: Mr. Ericson N. Watty
from Diploma Course in Economics at
Oxford; Mrs. Hugh White from
Laundry diploma course in New York.
Mr. Martin Sorhaindbo and family (he
graduated in opthaflmic optics) and
over 20 other returnees from U.K.
Saturday, July 50, 1956
?age Four THE STAR Saturday, July 30, 1966
ALL KINDS OF DANCING by Nighthawk
Man, I have never seen such a night as last Saturday when Fort Young
simply parkedd with talent, beauty and good humour. This committee of
Friends of the Infant Jesus Home surely know the secret of putting on a
good show. We had singers and dancers of every type; I've never heard'the
Gay Lords so good,and Lord Breaker's calypso, on sanitation with a few
pointed remarks about the Mayor, was just perfect, but the amplification
wasn't up to standard and some of the words were lost. Amongst the singers
was a surprise artist who was called Connie. Man, I like the blues style
with which she sang, I'd like to make a guess that she must have been pro-
S~fessional once upon a time. She really sent me, especially the rendering
' of "Misty'. Then we had dances from our two excellent dance troupes. They
both danced to just a drum accompaniment which caused many spectators-to
say that the dances were similar in manner. Their costumes, by contrast,
were extremely different: the Richards Troupe wore gauzy, sexy tops for
the girls with little coloured pants, and the Kiari Troupe were volumptu-
ous snakea who twisted and turned about with an almost frightening serpent-
like quality. 'Then, as the climax of the show, we were really given a
treat for sore eyes, eight beautiful girls in shimmering blue bath suits
walked into the pool which was in darkness, holding lighted flambeaux; I
thought that once they hit the water they would have to extinguish their
torches, but no, they all swam the length of the pool with one arm up-
raised and their flambeaux still alight. They then moved in perfect unison,
accompanied by well-matched music played by the Swinging Stars, up and
don.-, round and about, weaving different patterns every moment. Boy, what
a performance; nobody could make any criticism no matter how hard they
might try to find fault: there just weren't any. When we all thought they
ha'd finished, a ring appeared and three of the girls dived with perfection
through its But there was still one more surprise to come, in an evening
.' jf surprises. Mikey Matthews (who trained these girls) stood on the end of
the ,diving board, not to jump in but to light the hoop, then the same girls
dived through the flaming ring. When I first heard of this aqua ballet
business, I was a bit puzzled. I knew what the 'ballet' part meant, but I
didn't have the faintest idea about the 'aqua', but now that I have been
initiated into this aquatic dancing I would like the chance to see some
more His Honour and Mrs Guy who graced the function with their presence,
really enjoyed the wholee show,
After the show, i had a chance of winning some fabulous prizes, but of
course I auldnizt get the one I wanted: but never mind all the money raised
on it weit to those poor little babies in the Infant Jesus Home, I would
have liked to win the beautiful cake made like a cradle by Eric's Bakery,
it .was-won by Margot Green.
Man, those Swinging Stars can really play, though on this night the
dancing was a bit shorter than usual, but they really give of their best
every time they played. Oh, I nearly forgot to mention how nice it was to
see and not just hear Frances Andre, especially when he sang 'Yesterday'
All in all a lovely dance, a night to remember, and although I did hear
a few complaints about this and that (which in the end were so trivial
that I didn't bother with them) well, you can't please everybody all'the
time, as they .saye
U.S. ALLEGED SPY ARRESTED
Lt. Col. Whelan, retired U.S. senior intelligence officer, who worked
with the American Chiefs of Staff for six years, has been charged with
spying for the Soviet Union and selling secrets concerning atomic weapons.
The man, .vho was released on $15,000 bail pending trial, is said to have
received $5,000 from the Russians.
Saturday, July 30, 1966
Saturday, July 30, 1966 THE STAR
TO NORA'S SOUL
Her people grieveo...
They can't retrieve.,..
Sweet Nora's passing.
But no one knew
The Author's meaning,
Seed better sown
To call their own,
Parents had not.
At infant age,
Sweet Nora sought
To know what was,
Or was the cause
.Of all she saw.
Non child before
Has promised more....
And would not stay,
You left a void
None could avoid
On that sad dayi
(These lines were written in memory of
a god-child NORA, four year old
daughter of Mr. & Mrs. ELKIN HENRY,
who passed away July 18th, 1966,)
A number of scholarships are avail-
able to Commonwealth students for
tenure from Oct. 1967 at institutions
for higher learning in Britain.
The Scholarships (normally for two
years) are intended for persons of
high intellectual promise who may be
expected to make a significant con-
tribution to life in their own count-
ries on their return qualified from
study or research; but, in certain
circumstances may be held for under-
graduate study or for courses at
other institutions GIS
"It would appear that more Anti-
guans are delving in tins for their
daily meals than ever before," sayd
Tinned Foods (contd from last col.)
the Workers Voice. "This; can be
easily verified by noting the increa-
sing amount of empty cans spewing
out of the.premises of the average
housewives daily via the rubbish
"Because of this we would suggest
that Public Health Dept, personnel
pay periodic visits to groceries
and other places where tinned foods
are sold and satisfy themselves that
the tinned goods offered for sale.-,, "
are really fit for human consumption
and not contaminated in any way...
Food poisoning caused by eating
contaminated tinned foodstuffs can
end in death...
In this day and age when time is
precious and speed necessary to meet
the increasing demand of high-geared
living more and more Antiguan house-
wives are delving into tins for a
good portion of the ingredients used
in preparation of the daily meals.
Some of these tinned foods not
only provide the base for tasty
dishes but are completely prepared
meals in themselves and although some
persons have expressed as to whether
or not the contents indicated on thDur ''
labels are really what is in the con-
tainer, nevertheless these tinned
foods come in a little more than
handy in a tight pinch. We have no-
thing against tinned foods and in
fact we welcome any new addition
which would prove healthful and nut-
In Dominica, the question is do
we use tinned stuff for our staple
diet when we could grow or obtain
good fresh local edibles?
AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT NOTICE
CHAPTER 83 PLANT PROTECTION
It is notified for public infor-
fruit, vegetables, plant material,
planting material etc. should not be
imported into this island without a
permit issued by the Agricultural
The importation of ground provisions
and roots. from Barbados or St.Vincent
is prohibited until further notice,
1/1 Stanley 0. Pringle
Acting Agricultural Superintendent
Saturday, July 30, 1966
Martinique Essay MY EIGHTEENTH YEAR by Swinburne Lestrade
As a young man of eighteen years I find myself doing quite a few things
that are common to people of my age group. Things that are by no means
evil or improper, things that are far from being futile or wastefully
time-consuming, things that can provide one with anything from outwardly
ecstatic rapture to mild, unemotional, inward pleasure. I am not an unusu-
al eighteen year old. I am neither eccentric nor old-fashioned nor anti-
social, and so I feel that I am the typical eighteen year old. The one who
isjinterested in politics, girls, crime and detection, the one who is po-
se sed of a little intelligence and can participate in healthy and intel-
ligent discussion without any qualms of science.
"-.. It was'soon after my eighteenth birthday, that one of the traits that
had for some time been cultivated in me, was finally to spring forth to:
a fruitful blossom, but only to wither and die very soon afterwards. Of
course I had always been an avid reader of crime and detection, and it was
this hobby, this singular, innocent, harmless hobby that was to make my
e-ighteenth year so very memorable. If for one cursory moment I deviated
from the path of the average boy, it was only 'because I decided to put in-
to practice the things that I read. I realise now that I must have been un-
duly.influenced by the fictitious matter of the paper-back, but all the
sane I obtained a very rare experience.
One not unusual afternoon, I was suddenly struck with the idea of "play-
ing dective Crazy? Not terribly, May be it was not so sudden after allow
for quite some time I had been bemuffled with the number of unsolved cri-
minal cases in my island, the number' of criminals who go criminally free,
and the failure of the helpless authorities to do justice effectively.
Dominica, I observed unhappily, was fast becoming the "land of unsolved
crime", with her Police Force forever making investigations investiga-
tions that were either abandoned after years of fruitlessness, or even if
-'"-.''fectige, were ignominiously inefficatious. I felt that I had to do some-
thing. I felt that I had to solve these unsolvable cases. And of course,
my interests in crime and detection only served to add fuel to the flames.
I wasted no time in going at it. Filing notices to the local Press that
a private detective "Double-0-Zero" (00-0, James Bond category) was av-
ailable for hiring, that he was capable of solving all kinds of cases
from tremendous train robberies to petty pick-pr-cketing, that he could be
contacted by dialling 456 Goodwill, and that his charges, would be very mod-
erate, I felt that I had hope fully launched myself on to a successful
career in crime detection.
It was not long before I received a call. It was from an American living
at the Morne. He told me that he had been holidaying in the island for
only two weeks, when suddenly his cash-tin disappeared with the likes of
some 3$00 U.S., his transistor set bade him a, graceless, good-bye, and his
gold tie-pin left him in similar fashion. Of course I, in all my flattering
egotism, thought this case by no means a terribly difficult one.
And so it turned out successfully I mean. It was really very simple.
Indulging in some irregular thinking, I calculated that the culprit who-
ever he was, would have to betake himself at some time or other to one of
the commercial banks in town. Quidcly therefore, I made contact with the
bank chasiers and explained my interest. The very next day, I received a
call from the Chase Manhattan Bank in Cork Street, to the pleasing effect
one, Cephus Zimbar had been in to change about $100 U.S. I reckoned that
this was perfectly in line with my plan.
I darted off to the Pound where Zimbar was supposed to live and knocked
at his door. I heard footsteps and was mentally revising my introduction
when I felt a sizzling blow on my cranium I was forced to retrace my steps
and make for home, but the effects of the blow were lost in the feeling of
satisfaction, of success that I experienced. I felt that Cephus Bimbar had
to be my man. From there I had the Police arrest him, and .after Mr. Zim-
bar had reluctantly handed me the stolen goods, I returned them to my -Ameri-
Saturday, July 30th, 1966
- American client who remunerated me generously. So my first case was a.
success I was recalling smilingly, when, passing my hand on my head, I
FELT A SCAR. It was there in permanent remembrance of Mar Zimbar, and I
divined that if every case would leave me -uch a remembrance I had better
The American must have given me quite some publicity because, no sooner
had my first case been completed than I was called upon to solve a smug-
gling mystery. An affair that centered around five or six young men in the
habit of smuggling Brandy and Wine from Guadeloupe to Portsmouth, At first
J certainly did not relish the task, but my youthfulness, courage, deter-
.mihation and patriotism combined to give me the go-ahead. Investigations,
,revealed that one member of the group had been an old friend of mine. I
begged him to quit but he was admnantly unobliging. Any way he finally made
his way to me with a complaint. He told me that he was, not getting his-.
full share of the trade, .and then proceeded to give me all the details I
wanted, with the smashing result that my second case too was a smashing
It was after this case that I began to do some serious introspection. I
began to foresee that I would soon be called up6n to work on some really big
and dangerous, cases, and I shuddered at the prospect. Having no formal
training, no practical inculcation, I had simply thrown myself on to the
stage of crime detection,-with only a rich interest in the field, and a
downright detestation for people just making futile investigations, to re-
commend me. I began to feel that some day I would be revealed. I began to
feel empty, though I was ambitious, stupid though I was intelligent, and
incapable though eager I certainly was.
I was also to undergo and experience what only served to further compli-
cate my i mental, machinations. I was wv-lking through Kennedy Avenue one day
w hen I came across an old old woman leaning on her verandah. Having seen
her I might have passed without even bothering about her had she not been
staring so fixedly at me, almost accusing me with her very eyes. I stopped
and she told me, in a sort of Montserratian accent that made her sound' r" /I
more terrible, "When you reach the top of a mountain you gotta come down".
That seemed to have direct bearing on me and my career, I had reached
the top I felt, and I had better come down fast before I was forced to. I
I felt that my illustrious career would, if I persisted, come dangerously
close to an uncelebrated anti-climax. All my coming cases seemed to me
doomed to failure. I made up my mind I was quitting. I filed a notice to
the Press that 00-0 would no longer be available for detective service,
and I decided that no matter how many letters to the Editor were received
I would only be very sorry. My eighteenth year had really taken me places,
but it made me almost despise detection. Playing detective ludicrous,
Short Story by Morris M. Xavier
(S.M.A. Story Contest)
HOW A FEMALE SORCERER WAS CAUGHT'
Strangely and shoiingly as it is, some funny individuals still doubt
the existence and the powers of witchcraft. Of course, I was no exception
before I had seen someone catch a witch This authentic incident took place
during a night's stay at a friend's home, on one Sunday night I shall never
forget. It was interesting to see how my friend conquered a "Sucuyan" or
female sorcerer in an ambush. The reality of this scene can be verified
by those who saw the owl.
My friend, whose name I shall not dare to mention, prepared himself to
catch the witch. His ideas were rather foreign. These subsequent circumi-
stances lo.d my friend to bring the "sucuyan's" visits and its power to an
end. Fearful noises were constantly being heard on the roof of his house.
These disturbances terrified my friend till he was on the verge of deserting
his house. But thanks to someone whi cane from Haiti and revealed the secrets
he was able to lay an ambush for the miserable and wicked sorcerer,
(contd. on 2age eleven)
Saturday, July 30, 1966
HERE AND THERE' by John Specto.r
Was Your Journey Really Necessary?
The return of the Chief Minister on the 24th July after the Commonwealth
Caribbean/Canada Conference held from 6th to 8th July, makes us ask our-
selves what had really come out of this conference? Wading through re-
leases and communiques received we skip a lot of talk about sugar, rum,
ric and spices and even Canadian suppliers worrying that their markets
forisaltfish and flour might be restricted.
here were plenty of expressions of goodwill .. "strengthening of spec-
ial. trade ties".,."Fruitful collaboration" etc. etc. but the benefits for
Dominica evinced in the DRAFT Protocol of the Canada West-Indies Trade
: -...rem.emet and the Final Communique offer little that is of any great value
to this island. AID will be based on the recommendations of the Tripartite
Survey Report something that could have been foreseen without leaving
Dominica. As a long term plan, shipping and air communications might be im-
proved (but for Dominica an "international" -- standard airfield with night-
flying facilities and radar.talk-down, plus a deep-water harbour required
first), and there was talk of a first-class airmail service at surface-
mail rates "as soon as technical arrangements could be made". A 100% in-
crease in the domestic worker .scheme raises Dominica's e-enormous quota of
9 to 18 with the "Assisted Passenger LOAN Scheme" graciously applied to
Caribbean Countries. It is surprising to note that double-taxation agree-
ments do not exist between Canada and Caribbean countries:: this is stated
to be a stumbling-block to private investment by Canadians here, On
TOURISMI the CorJCarib countries asked for enlarged duty-free exemptions
to Canadians entering from those countries. Appropriate machinery will al-
so be established for CULTURAL interchange, allowing us to see Canadian
Art Forms and for the Canadians to see at home "indigenous Caribbean art
Storms". Promises of collaboration with immediate consultation in the field
'Aof broadcasting were made.
The Draft Trade Protocol continues the 1925 Canada-W.I. agreement as
long as it does not conflict with GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and
Trades) or the Kennedy Round (after joint consultation), Direct shipment
requirement for preferential tariff entering Canada will be waived and all
parties are to work together in international commodity discussions; an
endeavour will be made to revive the banana trade. Here at last-we come to
something which might benefit Dominica, Other clauses mostly concern the
larger independent countries. A Commonwealth Caribbean-Canada Trade ind
Economic Committee will be established to meet from time to time at senior
official or ministerial level we do not know how large a voice Dominica
will have, but at least it will be an opportunity for someone to see some
other part of the world at the taxpayers' expense.
And incidentally, I liked the wording of the last part of the Government
Information Service release, telling us of the return of the C.M.: "Owing
to circumstances beyond control the other members of the delegation re-
turned separately before the Chief Mihister". And what was he doing from
July 8th to 24th?
D.AW.U. VOCATIONjAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Dominica Amalgamated Workers' Union, intent upon raising the stand-
ard of education among the present and 'future workers of the island, has
decided to establish a scholarship fund for the benefit initially of members'
The fund, is to be known as "The 1000 Scholarship Fund" (to mark the re-
cent enrollment of the Union's 100ith member) will be put into immediate ef-
fect by the award of two Scholarships to the Technical & Agricultural Centre,
one in Engineering and the other in Agriculture.
All members of the Amalgamated Workers' Union with sons who will be be-
tween 15 and 19I years on slt, September and who are interested in pursuing
the 2-year (full-timel studies at the Tech. & Agricultural Centre (formerly
hno ech. fWing of the D.G.S.) are asked to notify'the General Sec. of the
? un o-- C ,
Saturday, July 30, 1966
Sat~rd.ay, July 30, 1966 TH~ STAR Page Nine
GEEBT'S SECOND BANANA BOAT
LAUNCHED IN BRITAIN
The second of two high-speed re-
frigerated banana cargo -ships was
launched Thursday last w-k at the
Greenock Yard of Scotts Shipbuilding
and Engineering Co. Ltd. for Geest
The vessel Geesthaven, was launch-
, ed by Mrs. M.J. Van Geest and follows
the motor vessel Gestcape to make a
double order worth more than
Geesthaven will have a deadweight
of approximately 8,000 tons andwill
carry 200,000 stems of bananas from
the Windward Islands to Britain,
Sulzer diesel engines built by George
Clark and North Eastern Marine Ltd*
of Wallsend develop 10,500 b.h,p, at
119 r p.m. drive a single screw and
will allow service speed of 21
The ship is 490 feet long overall,
with 3355,000 cubic feet of refriger-
ated space, a feature to ensure mini-
mum damage to the cargo will be the
installation of a McMullan Flume
Geesthaven will be able to carry
twelve passengers who have been well
catered for in single and two-berth
cabins. A swimming pool has been pro-
vided on the lower bridge deck at the
aft end, where dancing will also be
possible under an awning if necessary.
The two are the largest banana
ships ever built in Britain. The first
is now fitting out at Greenock and
the new vessel launched today will
follow her into service before the enc
of the year. BIS,
RACE CONCI:L NATION COMMITTEE
The first step in establishing a
local committee under the Race Relat-
ions Board, set up by the British
Government recently to "outlaw'" racial
discrimination in public places, was
taken in Manchester, North-west Eng-
"Within two or three weeks, we
hope to establish a conciliation com-
mittee in Manchester", Mr. BoAham
Carter (Chairman of the Board) told
our correspondent. Members of the com-
mittee would be recruited from local
government, the legal profession,
trade and industry, the teaching pro-
fession and social and welfare depart-
ments and would certainly include
Race Committee (contd)
representatives of the immigrant
community. He stressed that commit-
tee members would be selected throtgh
their individual interests in in-
tegration and friendly co-operation
and not as representatives of vari- i
The Board, which comprises MW4
Bonham Carter, Alderman Langtony
and Sir Legrie Constantine, was 'st
up under,the Race Relations Act q> .. '.
1965. Within the next few month&
it is intended to establish 15 con-
ciliation committees throughout
England, Scotland and Wales. The
committees will examine complaints
of racial discrimination in public
places and, if justified, will warn
those responsible, and, if necessary,
JULIAN JOHNSON'S TOUR
The efforts that Britain is mak-
ing to integrate the disabled and,
the mentally subnormal into the coam-
munity have interested the President td
of the Dawbiney Literary Club and ..
Assistant Master at Dominica Gr .nacr J
School, Mr. J. N. Johnson.
The party of "journalists" met
mentally subnormal children at a
training centre in Canterbury,
Southern England, this week. "These
children are not regarded as a nui-
sance, but are accepted in the commu-
nity and encouraged to make what
contribution they can", Mr. Johnson
told our correspondent. "Tremendous
L efforts are made in Britain to care
for, and develop the individual,
whatever his handicap. The mentally
handicapped and the disabled are in-
.tegrated into the pattern of ordinary
community life, despite the hard
work and effort that is needed to
achieve this." -, BIS
U.S, TROOPS WITHDRAW
U.S. troops stationed in the Domi-
nican Republic as part of the-Inter-
American Peace Force continued with
the departure of a tank company,
making it the second full U.S.'unit
to leave the country since the Organ-
ization of American States voted un- -
animously for withdrawal of the
Saturday, July 30, 1966
Saturday, July 30, '66
Market Report for Week Ended
July 27, 1966
Cocoa Beans, wet
LOCAL MARKET PRICE
$12.00 per barrel
5-60 per nut
70 per lb.
150 per lb.
6.50 per barrel
LONDOIT ::.ET'T PRICES
Copra per ton c.i.f.
Coconut Oil per ton c.i.f.
Nutmegs 110's per lb. f.o.b.
Cocoa Accra/Lagos per cwt. c.i.f.
Ginger, Jamaican No, 3 Spot per lb.
Lime Oil, Spot per lb.
Bay Oil, Spot per lb.
Bay Oil, Shipment c.i.f.
Citronella Oil, Spot per lb.
Vetivert Oil, Bourbon, Spot per lb.
July 23, 1966
S67. o. o.
116. 0, 0.
10. 7. 0.
13. 0. 0.
3. 5. 0.
1. 17. 6.
1. 17. 0.
5. 10. o.
July 24, 1965
S80. O. O.
107. 0. O.
4. 12. 0.
16. 5. 0.
3. 5. 0.
2. 2. 0.
2. 2. 0.
5. 3. 0O
:'"J.LCGN EXCHANGES TO SITELING AT JUY 15, 1966 (-1 = BTI ;4.80)
J:l T ~ OTE.'' :
SThere was little fresh news to influence cocoa prices apart from
some disappointment with the Vest German grindings for the last quarter. The
Market was largely dominated by movements in futures particularly in New York
where bouts of liquidation and new buying kept values fluctuating.
Quiet conditions have ruled in spice markets,! as was the trade in soft oils
:.ilst the 'export of grapefruit dropped, there was a marked increase in
navel orange export compared to last week.
(issued weekly by the Dominica Agricultural :L.r1::ting Board)
-Saturday, July 30.,. 1966- THE..., -STAR Page Eleven
Short Story (contd. from page seven)
The stranger advised my friend to collect some strange materials which
would bring an -end to. the witch.
But surprisingly, it seemed as though the witch had got wind of what was
to happen to it. For a fortnight, there was no sign of the witch's pres-
.But after the fortnight's-intermission, the noise was heard again. My
friend was exasperated during these days. The following aiday after the
fortnight when the noise was heard, my friend collected the materials
Which were indicated by the Haitian. The:.consisted of chalk used by coffin-
"builders, some holy water; liquid lavender, and other allied liquids sold
at the drug store. These he combined with herbs; the chalk was excluded Jf/-X -
from the mixture as'it was used'for another purpose thedaawing of dia-
On that Saturday morning, my friend could see 'no trace of the witch,
But, nevertheless, we kept on preparing for the big night when he would
have an interview with the witch. On Saturday night my friend could not
sleep. He had other things far more interesting to think about. But why
did he attempt to sleep?.He was overtired; in the silence of the night. Ie
tried to shut his eyes but the eyes did not obey him, His mind being over-
saturated with the thoughts of being a conqueror could not permit him to
sleep. Only the barking of dogs: seemed to interrupt the quiet of the night.
But on Sunday- night something not very unusual happened. Before that
moment nothing seemed to break the dull monotony of the atmosphere of si-p
lefiefi:' the depth of night. It was our miserable prey who interfe red
with ried: stillness and tranquility. sudden noise like that of a tree
thundered on the roof of the house. The house rocked to and fro. This cer-
tainly was'not any tree for the night was still and there were no trees. -.d
in close proximity to the house where the incident occurred. Trembling, -I
woke up. The object was dragged on the house. It was our terrible friend. ,
the female sorcerer, who had come to pay her usual visit. The noise ended jI
and we thought that all was over. We were mistaken, for the most trying
moment was yet to come. A bright light flashed over us inside the house.
This light was carried by the owl which we could distinctly recognize. It
flew about the house in great circles. Meanwhile, I suffered cold sweat;
I. felt a tinglng; sensation pass through my body like an electric current.
Even the hairs on my body stood on end This was the most trying moment
of my life. Being a stranger, I was powerless.. I turned to my friend but
he was silent, of course, he was not asleep. Without uttering a word he
made me a sign.
He was in prayer. Then he got out of bed and walked along with a long
spear in hand. I expected a battle, but, he did not engage' himself in
battle. She chase was much easier than I thought. He sprinkled the house
with holy water and took the chalk and a magnetised knife. He improvised
the materials in his hands. With the-chalk, he made a drawing of a coffin
and circled it. In the centre of the drawing, he nailed the knife. With-
out saying a word td me, he began to pray and immediately the owl. descen-
ded intp the drawing. This diagram -was the harbinger of the owl's. fate.
How strange it was to see the owl in a defeated manner coming over the
drawing My friend looked startled, but he wasted no time to spear the owl
right over the drawing. The spear went through its: chest cavity. But this
helped to infuriate the owl. all the -more. In desperate attempts it tried
to extricate itself from the'spear which held it fast. We looked mummified
and as if worked by 'some electrical device. Not a word escaped our lips.
Actions were our only speech.
This was the moment of encounter between my friend and the strange owl.
At last' these three words escaped my friend's, lips. They were. Caspr,
Melchiar, and 'Belthazaar, the ncmes of the Three Kings. Subsequent words
were "who are you, and what purpose have come for?" There was no reply.
Blood began to spurt out from the ow 1. Under these pains, it began to
flap its wings and bit furiously at the spear.
(Concluded next week)
Page Twelve TI~ STAR Saturday July 30, 1966
STARS PORT S
World Cup 1966 -
ENGLAND and West Germany will meet
in the final of the World Cup at Wem-
bley Stadium today. The path to Wem-
bley has been strewed with more brick-
bats than roses; but first the results-
Quarter-finals: England 1 Argentina O;
West Germany 4 Uruguay 0; Portugal 5
N,/Korea 3; U.S.S.R. 2 Hungary 1;
Semi-Finals: West Germany 2 U.S.S.R.1;
,- ngland 2 Portugal 1. Third Place
play-off Portugal 2 U.S.S.R. 1.
Two of the Quarter-Final matches
last Saturday have been described as
"the worst ever matches in the history
of the Cup". England and Argentina
kicked off before a tense crowd and
the first 20 minutes saw no less than
18 infringements, eleven against Eng-
land and seven against Argentina.
There was hardly any constructive foot-
ball in the first half as tempers
mounted. Early in the second half,
the German referee, Kreitlin, sent
Rattin, the Argentina Captain off the
field for a foul on Charlton. Most
observers thought that it was a harsh
decision since some England players
had committed similar offences. The
-i -st of the Argentine tean also left
the field in protest and play was held
up for nine minutes. The rest of the
match did not matter much. England
scored ten minutes before the final
whistle and went into the semi-final.
After the match England Mianager Alf
Ramsey said that the Argentinians
"behaved like animals"; one Argentine
player spat on the referee and another
kicked an official.
In another quarter-final between W.
Germany and Uruguay, two Uruguayan
players were sent off, again for minor'
offences, and W. Germany coasted home
to an easy 4 0 victory. This one
was refereed by an Englishman. The
South American F.A., after these two
matches accused the F.I.F.A. of "fix-
ing" referees so that the Latin Amer-
icans would be knocked out of the Cup.
"Why," they argued," should a German
referee the England match and an Eng-
lishman the German match" -- it was a
plot to let the Europeans in.
N. Korea shocked Pottugal by rattl-
ing up 3 goals in the first 20 minutes
but the Portugueses then settled down
to score 5 goals, four of them by the
"Black Panther" from Mozambique, the
famed Eusebio. In the "cleanosti"
match of the week, U.S.S.R. beat Hun-
gary by two goals to one.
On Monday, W.Germany beat U.S.S.R. by
two goals to one to reach the final and
on Tuesday England beat Portugal 2 1.
The latter match was a fine-one in which
Bobby Charlton scored two great goals,
and England at last showed themselves
to be worthy finalists.
The W.I. tourists suffered their sec-
ond defeat of the tour at the hands of
Northamptonshire in a two-day match.
Gary Sobers and his men are not pert-
urbed. Batting first, the tourists
were skittled out for 126, with only
Sobers (45.) and Nurse (29) offering any
resistance; Durose and Scully got 3
wickets apiece. Northampton however-
only scored 159 (Milburn-57) and W.I.
scored 68 for 5 -- one days play, 25
wickets, 353 runs' West Indies were
all out for 163 in their second innings.
Solomon (38) and Griffith (45) were
tppscorers; Kettle 5 for 58 for N/hants.
Set to get 131 for victory, Northants
were made to struggle but Milburn and
Watts settled the issue and they won by
SUNDAY 23.7.66: MV Lady Bernadette from
St. Kitts; SS Caribia from UK landed 31
passengers. MO(: MV \Naturalist from UK
with gen. cargo; ,MV Solent Swan from
Barbados, gen. cargo. TUES: IV Sunrell
from Canada, 280 tons gen cargo incl.
flour. THURS: MV Geestland to load
bananas for UK; 1V Veloz from USA with
gen. cargo incl. frozen foods. FRID: MV
Gcestbay to load bananas at Portsmouth,
one passenger landed; MV Isula from
G/loupe to T/dad.
CARIBIA ARRIVALS: Among the 31 Caribia
passengers were Physiculturist Miss Ann
Johnson holidaying with brother Earl,
Optical Hechanic Martin Sorhaindo and
wife and children and (back from one-
year teacher course in UK) Mrs. Gert-
rude Roberts and Mr. Meshach Linton.
ANOTHER AIRLINE MAY SERVE US
CARIBAIR which now serves Puerto Rico,
the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and
St. Lucia has applied to the Civil Aer-
onautics Board for temporary authority
to extend to Antigua, Dominica, Martin-
Sique, St. Vincent, Grenada, Barbados ,
Trinidad, Curacoa, Aruba and Caracas.
The company claims that B 1 I.A has
expanded rapidly to CARIBAIRS disadvantage,
Printed and Published by the Proprietor,
Robert E. Allfrey, of St. Aroment, D/ca,
at 26 Bath Road, Roseau, Dominica, W.I.
Saturday July 30, 1966