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C/l me ,1Duce Contite Fortuna
Cables STAu, Dominica Editor PHYLLIS SHAND ALLEY


2G, Iiz .T11 ROAD, Roseau

Vol. III,

No. 5

August 6, 1966

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Seven Cents

This has been a big week ini
Test Cricket for the West
And here we see test crick,
-eter Wesley Hall presenting
the prize for the "Most
Promising 2nd Year Nurse"
to Miss Daphne Boyce of
Barbados at Northgate Hos-
pital, Great Yarmouth, in
Eastern England,
Matron (centre) Mrs. I.M.
Oxley specially invited Wes
Hall to present the awards
at the nurses' prize-giving
Wes took long with him:
test cricketers David Holford,
Rawle Brancker and Rudolph
Ss; ******* ** * * *

We are sorry that we have neither space nor time this week toQ publihi
the Report and Financial Statement of the Dominica Coconut Products Ltd.
This company, inaugurated on April 8, 1965, was able to report a small
profit for its two months of production up to June 50, 1966'. All consid-
ered, this is a remarkable engineering achievement, since the fifteen past
months have enconipassed the clearing of a site, building of a factory,
importing and erection of machinery and swinging into operation and
production. The profit of nearly 3,000 was earned on the sale o'f 13 !00
gallons of crude oil and 28 tons of coconut meal. We gave our sample of
-cooking oil to a party of Martinique students without mentioning its origin.
They poured it onto their salad like olive oil, remarking: "This oil
tastes a bit fresh, but it's good.!" -- whicib is surely a culinary tribute~
From the financial angle, the shareholders in this, one of a few public
companies in Dominica, should be'pleased with a balance sheet which shows>...
(if you include the soap plant, now installed) Fixed Assets of &400,000
and Current Assets cf over 495,500 on a paid-up Share Capital of 444,900.
The small initial profit made has been placed to reserve instead of being
used for a dividend.
For a long while we have advocated self-sufficiency in food production
for hone consumption: this firm's achievement is a good example of how
natures manifest bounties in Dominica can be turned to local advantage
through Dominican initiative and Dominican money.
We see no reason why the people of this island should not soon sit
down at the table and eat all-Dominican-produced meals every day in the
year... if we exclude a few staple items such as sugar, rice and wheat-
flour, without which we cannot seem to get along.

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Colonial Office Shuts Dwn m
On August Monday (Ist) bank holiday,
while millions of British "trippers"
were rushing about on holiday over-
cast by the stern economic measures
Being taken to save the country's econ-
omy, the Colonial Office (in existence
for over 150 years) ceased to exist and
wcs merged with the Commonwealth Relat-
"ns Office. In 1925 it was responsible
....ifor some 50 territories with a total
population of 60 million. In 194 5,
under the Attlee Labour Government,
a new stage was pressed on with -- to
develop the units until Britain's
trusteeship could be relinquished and
they could stand on their own feet. This
was promoted by the spirit of nationalism
among the dependent countries; Ceylon
wasa the first to gain independence in
1948. (India, Pakistan and Burma, which
became independent in 1947, although
part of the then British Empire, were
never colonies). Today the territories
which remain dependent (and sometimes
the West Indies have been accused of
'keeping the Colonial Office open) are
not numerous enough to justify the
continuance of the Col. Office, which
is ow reduced to a section of the
Ministry of Overseas Development/and
the CommonwealT Relations Office.
LEEWARDS &8 WITDWARDS Associatiateship
The Leewards & Windwards Islands
will attain associate status with
Britain and a neo-independent condition
'"a FEBRUARY 1968. The necessary leg-
islation wiill be passed before Christmas.
*************** *A'****.

Caribbean Labour Conference
THe ilith Conference of Labour
Commissioners was opened in St. Lucia
on Tuesday at 2 p.m. by the Hon.J.M.D.
Bousquet, Minister of Labour, after
which the conference went into closed
session at the St. Lucia Beach Hotel.
Among those attending were liss Shiela
Ogilvie (Asst. Labour Adviser to the
Ministry of Overseas Development) and
Dominica's representative, Mr. Arling-
toh Riviero.
Dominican Civil Servant Mr. Alrwn J.
Norris of the statistical department
arrived back in the island after taking
a course in Britain.

U.S.A. The 'mad' student who killed
12 in Texas (see p. 7) was found to be
suffering from a brain tumour.
*- *

To Our Young Writers:
We have received a welcome query
from a reader in New York State who
likes a couple of our short stories
(we don't yet know which) and wishes
permission to have them published in
a Little Magazine run by a Negro. As
yet, the Magazine cannot pay for
publication, but if our writers will
signify assent, we will tell the inquirer
to go ahead. After all, it means that
our tales will reach a far wider reading
public! Young wTiters, kindly notify
the Editor of your assent; yours may be
chosen some day.,
CCn [. E.-.L-TH GAMES: Britain's credit
squeeze hit Commponwealth athletes in
Jamaica when it was announced that the
British Govt. could not pay their out-of-
pocket expenses. "Everyone is being
cut," said Sandy Duncan, Sec.: Games
Co.=nittee. "The competitors must not
suffer. We will find 1,800 out of
capital. We must shoulder our part of
the squeeze."
Manchester University has undertaken"
a 3~year study of all the Caribbean
political systems from Oct. 1967. The
funds come from Britain's newly establish
-ed Social Science Research Council.
The amount is 96,739. Now at Manchester
Universityis Dr. Carleen O'Loughlin;
joining the University on a research
fellowship is Alan Simmance, son-in-law of
STAR Editor and Publisher R.E. and P,S.
Allfrey. The Simmances recently said
goodbye to Kenya, sailed in luxury liner
UGANDA for a holiday in Parkview Court,
London, before the new assignment --
accompanied by their children Biba (Diana)
and So-Phen (aged one).

SOVIET UNIONT: Mr. Kosegyn has been
re-elected Prime Minister of the USSR,
He took over the post in 1964. Also
re-elected Head of State is Mr. Podgorny.
GRAHAM NORTON Departs: After a crow ed
and much-enjoyed stay in Dominica, Mr.
Graham Norton of Woolwich Polytechnic
and the Sunday Times, flew onwards to
St. Lucia to continue his work on a
guide book of the Caribbean. He talked to
many people here connected with Government
and Tourism, stayed at Govt. House. ***
RAINTT, RAIN, RAIN. Landslides road
blockages, leaking roofs and general
discomfort and some damage to crops have
followed on unprocodentedly heavy rains
which continue to deluge Dominica., ***

Saturday, August 6, 1966



Saturday, August 6, 1966



Page Three

Before he flew off to Kingston, Jam-
aica, Canadian runner Bruce Kidd received
from H.M. the Queen a golden baton and
ran with it one-third of the way to
London Airport, passing it to British
runner' stars Brian Kilby and Bruce
Tulloh. *** The Duke of Edinburgh
opened the Commonwealth Games on Thurs-
day with Princess Anne; they were joined
by the Prince of Wales, flying in from,
Mexicoi ***Security guards tried to
stop a young girl(Sharyn Sutton, 16)
from shaking hands with the Prince when
he left Auckland NZ, but Prince Charles
turned to the girl and said "sorry I
missed you". The girl, a dairy worker,
was questioned by Police for 10 minutes!
***The Queen's aunt, Duchess of Glouces-
ter was visiting Lagos, where her son
Prince William is Third Secretary at
the British Embassy, during the over-
throw of Gen. Ironsi. *** **
BRITAIN: Government's controversial
Bill to freeze wages, prices and
incomes was passed in the House of
Conmmons on Thursday with a reduced
majority, Liberals voting against and
26 Labour Members abstaining. Hr. Heath
wished the matter debated before the
whole House instead of being in the
hands of a Committee. ':*
WEST INDIES: The llth meeting of the
Regional Council of Ministers starts on
Monday in Barbados. It is being
attended by Chief Ministers, accompan-
ied by an Adviser. Hon. E.O.LeBlanc
takes along Fin.-Sec. C.A. Sorhaindo.
ST. VINCENT: General elections till
take place on August 22 and all seats
will be contested by both Joshua's PPP
and Milton Cato's Labour Party. In
Bequia the fight is three-cornered,
including an independent. "* *
ST. LUCIA will hold Civil Service Week
from 21-27 August. *"
JAMAICA: steps are being taken to free
the Jamaica pound from the pound sterl-
ing if economic events make this necess-
ary, declared Finance Minister Donald
Sangster last week-end. **'*
INDIA: 30,000 people fled from their
homes when heavy floods swept the Delhi'
region. Refugee camps have been set up.
RHODESIA: In Salisbury municipal elec-
tions, Smith's party only won 13 seats.
Independents won 24. **Deportation
orders were served on 8 out of 9 lec-
turers seized by Police raid at the
University College last week; the 9th
got away to S. Africa en route to Eng-
land; others are being released from-
detention one by one but must leave .

RHODESi A AGAIN: Smith's Legal Chief
has threatened the Anglican Bishop
of Matabeleland, who has spoken out
in favour of racial equality: "we
are keeping an eye on him, and will
not hesitate to bring him to Court."
ST. KITTS: writing in the St.Kitts
Democrat, ex-owner of Frigate Bay,
sold to St. Kitts Govt. after litiga-
tion for $960.,000 (Jack Wigley)
said recently: "the owners agreed at:
an early date to accept $840,000*,..
Govt could have saved $1~0,000 and six
years wasteae had they agreed to our

LOCAL NEWS (in brief)
Incomers: John Robinson & Curtis
Knight (PAHO) visited the island on
matters of sanitation, water, engineer.
ing, saw numerous persons concerned. *
*** Mr. D. Shillingford of Goodwill,
new UWI BSc., will work in the
Agricultural Dept. at La Plaine. Hijs
parents are Mr. & (Head Teacher-) Mrs.,
Abbot Shillingford,
Outgoers: 0,'~ Theodore of the Soc-
ial Development Dept will leave h~'
soon for a course im social work. at
Barking Regional College of Technolo-
gy, Britain. *** Although we are told-
that the quota has been doubled, the
same total of nine girls will le&ve
for domestic work in Canada shortly:
they include Susannah Hussey, daughter
of 'the keeper of the Allfrey public
address system 'W.R.E. Hussey (clerk
at Miss Eugenia Charles) and the
Misses Angela Royer, Carmen Charles,
Althea Nelson, Petronella Savarin,
Janet Jerome, Ursula ELwin, Mislyn
St. Ville and Ootavia Lafond. We
hope the young women will enjoy their
housework: almost every one of then
is a clerk or civil servant. ****
Our Portsmouth correspondent joined
the happy crowd heading for Castle
Bruce on August Bank Holiday. She
reports a good attendance from Roseau,
any amount of cars and trucks, and
an impression of a successful Pair. ***
The feast of St. Alphonsus was cele-
brated this week. *** Car smashes..----
(as i-s- usually feared) spoiled the
rainy holiday further: among these the
overturning of Mr. McDonald Gittings
land rover (no injury to passengers),
I\r. Joffre Robinson's car colliding
with L. Dugreay's, and Hire Car H 180
crashing into Springfield Bridge.
Mobile Library service is suspended
for a fortnight until August 9.******


Saturday, August 6, 1966

PP 0 E T R Y


.. A land of streams some, like a downward stream,
Slow-dropping veils of thinnest lawn, did go;
And some thro' wavering lights and shadows broke,
Rolling a slumbrous sheet of foam below... nnyson
Alfired, Lord TEnbuyson
Two Ioems by Cynthia M. Watt :

Remember? we watched the mountain-tops
all misted with rain,
Remember? we saw the storm=clouds gather
over the window-pane...
It was a vision of pure delight,
a background symphony of green and white;
we gazed and gazed until the scono
had changed hands
into Aurora's dawm.
And then... I felt your hand in mine
entwined by common bond;
a mere fragmentary cloud, a wisp of vapou:
emboldened by the changing time
of this volcanic mound
in the deep, deep, blue Caribbean.
And yet... I may alasi for now
the mist has changed again,
and.what we saw has merged
-- -..n. 9 the deep blue and purple hues
of the lofty mountain-tops.
It cuYls and drifts, then wafts away:
The rain then ceased,
the mountains re-appear to view,
Just a few wisps of vapour float.
I long to see the mist again --
that background symphony
we gazed at
over the window-pane,

A great sensation has been caused in
Southern Martinique in the St. Luce dis-i
trict by the "haunting' of a humble
house since July 14. Two "evil spirits"i
appear to a ten-year-old boy named Geo-
rges (he says their names are Piston
and Carnicia) and stone his parent's
home, smashing objects and allegedly hit-
Sting persons. Throngs of curious neigh-
bours have flocked to the scene.
The parish priest when asked by the
Salomon family to exorcise the demon
refused to do so when he visited their
home, saying: "pray that your sins be
forgiven", instead. He told a reporter
later: "there is nothing extraordinary
about the happenings, nothing that can-
not be explained in hiumn terns." He
had tried to persuade the fan-ily to let

The doors of the sky were opened
and the rain came pouring down.
It drummed on roof-tops
filled the drains
flooded the streets;
It was like a white curtain
that hung around
tm hide the world from view.
It covered the mountains
it hid the sky
it spattered on the sea,
r The world was white;
the sky, the mountains
and the sea were one.
Husblit gave a pause
but then came down again
more furious than before.
It beat the streets,
it drummed the roofs
filled the drains
all over again.
It pounded and drummed
and drummed and pounded
making torrential music
of galvanize roof-tops
and sleazy streets.
And early workers
with heads bent low
against this tempestuous monarch, wtd
drove then in haste
to their striving work
most felt the storm
and least heard the notes
of the great rain orchestra
one rainy Friday.

him take away Georges and his twin brot-
her, accompanied by an adult, but the
family refused.
Some spectators said they heard the
voice of Piston talking to Georges,
though they saw nobody; and on one
occasion when Piston threatened to kill
and eat M~e. Salamon's cow, Georges
offered him a piece of bread. Witness-
es claim they saw Georges hold out the
bread and that it vanished mnto thin
air. The Salamons have engaged the ser-
vices of an obeah man, and Piston has
told Goorges that a neighbour is the cause.

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Saturday, August 6, 1966



Between October 1960 and July 1966
two Nigerian heads of state have been
murdered by political enemies: for
their is little doubt now that the
supplanter of that great and gentle
Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa
, Falewa, whose body was found in a
trench some 50 miles front Lagos when
the Federal Government was overthrown,
(General Ironsi) has suffered the same
fate, along with a number of other
Ministers, army officers, and other
temporary leaders.
It is not just the murder of men;
it is the smash-up of a nation which
was in a fair position to be the
greatest of African countries, espec-
ially after the downfall of its only
rival -- Ghana under Nkrumah. It would
appear that patriotic unity has con-
pletely broken down and given place to
bitter regional feuds. We learn that
"loyal and dissident Iigerian army
troops battled for the command of Lagos
airport following the discovery of a
plot to overthrow Nigeria's military
Government. (CP)" Loyal, but to what
and to whom? i7Tow we have another army
man, Col. Yakubu Gowon declaring that
he has "shouldered res-osibilities".
It is all too painfully confusing, but
one fact stands out clear: the collapse
of the Nigerian Federation was the
worst thing that could have happened
to that grand and hopeful land, just
as the colla-pse of the Indieos
Federation was the worst thing that
could have happened to us. We may only
boast that we did it in a- slightly
more civilised way. The net effect
is the same. There is no nation. The
West Indian migrants who insist on
flying the old Federal flag at test
natchos are voicing their unspoken
sense of outrage at being cheated out
of national status and unity.
In Nigeria, the struggle is a tribal
as well as a regional one: the three
tribes Ibo, Hausa ,Yruba being very,
suspicious of each other. Tow ruler Col.
Yukubu Gowon is a Hausa, but not a
Ioslmr; he is Christian and Sandhurst
trained, comes from the populous and
highly organised Northern region. Two

have been released. Nothing has been
heard of the activities of "Zik" --'
President Azikiwe, 'and his wife Flora.
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Sandringham, Norfolk
Few would dare to screech "shut iup'"
in front of the august Queen Mother, but
that is what the rynah bird at a flower
show did, repeating again while it glared
at its owner: 'Elsie, Elsie, shut up,"
The Queen Mother had asked to see the bird
and smiled politely at its outburst.
The bird's owner, Mrs. Elsie Darns,said
"that's one of his catch phrases." (The
bird's name is Echo). "Does your mother
want rabbit?" asked Eiho cheekily.- -
"Just wonderful.' exclaimed the Queen
Mother to Mrs. Dans. "He sounds just
like you."
Brenda Sherratt's Effort
AN eighteen-year-old English girl
swam the 22-i mile Loch Ness, Scotland,
home of a legendary monster. She was
the first person to do it, many long-
distance swinnuers having been defeated,
She was in the cold lake-water 30 hours.



Girls' School last Friday, a model
Ministry School" on Bible-teaching and
information was conducted by Hr. B. Mckee,
District Supervisor forJehovah's Witnesses
in the Leeward Islands (who lectured onSun:
!'What does the Resurrection of the Dead
mean for You and Yours" (public meeting);
.others, including Mr. Stein and Mr. Burns
participated, together with local leaders
P. Isaac, L. Williams and-L. Thomas..
The sessions are said to have been both
illuminating and helpful.

,Mr. H. Rocke, iBE, leader of the Choir
for the Animation of the Sick and Incap-
acitated,paid a one-day visit to Dominica
by Federal Maple on Wednesday. They
entertained at P.M.H. and the Infirmary*-
Gilmore Rocheford, one-time Federal M.P._

accompanied the group, calling to see old
friends at the STAR office: then on to

Li--:; Lr.'-I training for some 50 young
people is being started at Colihaut
Govt. School today. The Camp will ponder
"Democracy in Action" and the sessions
will be officially opened by Hon. Mr.

elections will occur on Oct. 31., super-
vised by Mr. CHE Guiste, head teacher,
Soufriere. Nomination day Oct, 19.

SPage Six TH Sti TA R'l. Saturday, .ug u, ; u

Rupert Lance, Martinique Essay Prizewinner returned on Saturday from a
wonderful trip to Martinique in which he toured most of the island and
a aw the sights of St. Pierre (destroyed by an eruption in 1902), sugar
mills, the landing place of 'Columbus, the relics of the Empress Joseph-
ine' and many other things of interest. We print below another story by
St his gifted young man:

The day had not been a happy one for Bral. Because of careless mis-
S ties in his work the previous day, he had been reproved by his employer,
x"i ~ 'was very annoyed at Bral's performance. The employer, MrO Fido, had
just begun to look up to Bral as a responsible employee who did the work.
well. The errors that Bral had made so shocked Mr. Fido that he became
unintentionally hostile that day. Bral himself was .even more unhappy thai
his employer. His uneasiness was not caused by Mr Fido's hostility, what
worried Bral were the errors he had made. He asked himself over and over
again why he had committed such mistakes, bot no answer was forthcoming.
All. day Bral worked and all day he thought of his errors.
When Bral got home he was still in a depressed mood. His mother de-
S tected in an instant that her son was worriedO She knew something had
gone wrong. She wanted to help him, but it was useless asking. Bral
would only bet aggravated. Like every good mother Mrs. Chanel knew.what.
could comfort her son, but this time, she was convinced, the prescription
S just couldn't work, for there was an essential element missing. Mrs.
Chanel was aware that only a story told by Rajik, her brother's son,
could comfort Bral who seldom enjoyed a story unless told by his aousin.
Y ou may say that Bral was a funny chap: I cnuldn'y dare deny you. If
onq thing was certain it was that he was 'funny', Unfortunately he was
S not the only funny chap, his cousin was funny -- and very funny too. You
could offer Rajik the whole world to narrate a story, but he would refuse
unless it was a moonlight night,
Mrs Chanel had to continue preparing dinner and she could spend no
more of her time musing over a hopeless situation. She couldn't comfort
Bral or persuade Rajik to tell a story for it wasn't moonlight, She set
the table, and within ten minutes dinner was ready. Bral had eaten noth
ing that day save his breakfast When he sat at table he was hungry and,
despite his worries, ate with a good appetite. His cousin Rajik also
shared dinner with him.
After dinner a few words that left Bral's lips astonished Rajik,
Bral had asked: "A story tonight?" Rajik was -caught -unawares. He had
taken it for granted that Bral would never allow such a request to pass
his.mouth on a night like that. Had Brai2. forgotten that there was no
moon? A year ago, it was just such a request on a dark night that had
caused Rajik to -knock Bral down with a piece of stick; he-had fallen,
unconscious and been taken to hospitals Bral had not been aware that he
S. was in hospital until three days later, He had spent two full months
there before he was discharged as fit.
Since then Bral had always been very careful with Rajik. He always;
" thought before .he spoke to him, Rajik had never apologized for his action,
but his relations with his cousin remained friendly. Had Bral made a
slip by asking such a dangerous thing? Did he think the moon was out?
Was he so unhappy that he had to hear a story regardless of the fact that
there was no moon? Surely he could not have thought that -Rajik had chang-
ed so much during the year -- he. hadn't got taller or shorter, thinner or
stouter. What Bral's motive was, however, will. never be known
Bral did hear a story as he had asked.
"Tim Tim?" opened Rajik,
"Bois seche," was Bral's reply and Rajik continued:

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"It had a man who had a son. De son name was Fred. He use to obey
his fader everytime. He use to do his work well. But den, Fred begin \
to follow bad boys. Dese boys spoil him an' he begin to get bad like
dem. He begin to do his work bad, bad, bad."
Bral had been listening intently up to that stage but then he began
t o lose track of what the narrator was saying: he began associating the
boy Fred with himself. He had been a good boy, had done his work well,
but quite suddenly had become careless and had made faux pas in his work.
H is employer seemed to be getting disgusted with him. Bral was so deep\
in thought that he missed a great part of the story. When he realized
that Rajik was still telling a story, he opened his eyes wide to show. .
t hat he was listening. He heard Rajik saying:
"Fred see a big monster infr.nt him. De monster was coming, coming
upon himr Fred tremble: he was speechless: he could'n even scream, De
monsterstretch one han' infront. Fred did'n move:he could'n move. His
knees Ock.n upor o;e anoder. De mo-ster rke one leap .It grip dC
little boy an put him in a big bag."
"Monsieur, tim tim?" the narrator asked.
"Bois seche," said Bral after nearly forty-five seconds. His eyes
Were vtery,
"Up to now Fred fader looking' for him." It was in such a tense at-
mosphere that Rajik concluded his dtory, and by ,then tears were running
down Bral's cheeks. Poor Bral could stay no longer; he said 'goadnight
a nd went to bed.

He tried hard to sleep but he couldn't. He feared if he closed his
eyes he would see the monster. The poor chap was tired, he needed to
sleep, but he just could not. He could not even relax. At midnight, when
-he was on the verge of falling asleep, he suddenly jumped out of bed,
shouting "Don't, don't'" He was relieved to see there was no monster i
Around. The thought that he might have been dreaming was some comfort.
He dared not go to bed again and he was convinced he would see the mon-
ster if he closed his eyes. Yes, it was a horrible night for Bral, but
it was an important one.

HOW A FEMALE SORCERER WAS CAUGHT -- By Morris M. Xavier (conol. from
last week)
Finally the owl spoke in a low but audible voice, begging for mercy,
"Please forgive me, I shall never return, I did not mean to do you harm."
But these words left my friend unmoved; nothing could shift his adamant
will. There were no chances of escape for the owl, Mountains, burning,
with volcanoes rolled upon us; snakes and other hideous creatures appear-
ed; but we were still firm. This was no nightmare or dream. I grew tired
and frightened and begged for her release -- but in vain. My words seem-
ed to ibflmne my friend more, for he checked to see that the spear was
secure.. After about half-an-hour, the owl was transformed into an aged
woman trapped by the spear. I fainted at this sight.
At dawn we called the public to see the creature. But by her power
she had retransformed herself so that the people saw only an owl. By
noon on the Monday it was all over -- she had departed her earthly hab-
i station and was burnt in tar. The remains of the wicked miscreant were
unceremoniously dumped into the Atlantic Ocean by fishermen.

BBC, August 2: An unfortunate married student at Texas State University
went beserk and, sniping from a tower overlooking the campus, killed 12
persons and wounded 30 others before he Was shot dead by a policeman. F
From a note left by the killer it was discovered that he had also mur-
dered his wife and mother, blaming his confused state on a psychiatrist.
Questions are already being asked in Washington about the availability
of weapons to all and sundry.

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Market Report for week ended August 3, 1966

Limes, green
Oranges, navel
Mangoes, Julie
Mangoes, ordinary
Avacado Pears
/ay Oil
Sweet Potatoes*
Cassava Farine
Cocoa Beans, wet
i dry
Coconuts, dry
Pepper, hot
Chicken Parts
Fresh Eggs


Copra per ton c.i.f.
Coconut Oil per ton c.i.f.
t....megs 110's per lb. f.o.b.
Co4oa Accra/Lagos per cwt.. c.i.f,
Ginger Jamaican No. 3 Spot per cwt.
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.

328 lb.
4,786 lb.
210 lb.

75 lb.
4,633 lb.
1,581 lb.
50 lb.
25 lb.
80 lb.

1,760 lb.
4,560 lb.

July 30, 1966
e 67. o. O.
115. o. 0.
12. 0.
10. 12. 6.
14. o. o.
3. 13. O.
1. 17. 6.
1; 17. 6.
4. 0.
5. 10. 0.


$12.00 per
3.50 per
4.00 "
2.00 "
7.00 "
50 per
5.25 "
5 "
150 "
100 "
80 "
30 "
240 "
70 "
250 "
5 6o
150 per

July 31, 1965
s 81. 10. 0.
128. 6. O.
7. 3.
5. 2. 0.
16. 5. o.
3. 5. 0.
2. 2. 6.
2. 2. 6.
5. 3.
5* 3. 0.


New York

2.79 .


13. 67-

Market Notes:
The Cocoa market has been largely dominated by futures trading,
particularly in New York. In London, there was active trading though fluctuat-
ions were sharp at times.
World raw sugar prices have drifted lower as the small demand was
able to secure supplies at lower levels.
Demand for Bay Oil, both on the U.S.A. and the U.K. markets has
been slow, but there are indications that there will be active markets in the
near future.
(Issued weekly by the Dominica Agricultural Board)
TrWT'- FLTTh-E':LZ' fo .. -D c. 1 S...f ..
TBeb'omElso'ner for Antigua, Dominica, Montserrat, St. Kitts, St. Vincent and
Grenada, Mr. N.G.F.Taylor,will be operating from now at new premises at 10, Hay-
market, S.W.1, London instead of from Kensington High Street as heretofor (this
latter office will represent the interests of Barbados.) **:* A legal draftsman
from. the U.K. will arrive September 19 in the Eastern Caribbean to discuss with
Ministers of Governments the Constitutions for "Associate Status". *** The IFCTU
will hold a seminar in Oxford Sept. 12-30: Miss Molly, Fontaine, DAWU President,
will attend.




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Saturday, August 6, 1966 THE STAR Page Nine

by S.J. Lewis

After my return from a course at the Trinidad Teacher's Government Training
College in 1945, I was assigned to an area extending from Coulibistrie to Castle
Bruce which included 22 schools. I was designated E.D.O. (South).; my coleague
W.S. Stevens (now Minister for Labour and Social Services) was E.D.O. (North)
and his area extended from Colihaut to include all the schools in the North.
Our job was to supervise the work of the pupil teachers and also to conduct
the Annual Examinations of individual schools. There ware other educational .
duties devolving upon us, such as conductini the Practical Teaching Test of
Senior Pupil Teachers for the purpose of awarding them the Certificate for their
promotion to Assistant Teacher grade.
The Education Officer at that time was Mr. J. Hamilton Maurice (now Pres-
ident of the Trinidad & Tobago Senate.) The job of being an Educational District
Officer was no bed of roses, fraught as it was with the difficulties of travel-
ling over rough and hilly roads and crossing unbridged rivers.
Let me relate to you of a visit to the Grand Fond Government School, when
the new school was first opened by Administrator H.L. Lindo C.M.G. (it had form-
erly been the Rosalie Government School). I accompanied His Honour on the jour-
ney which he found by no means pleasant as we had to walk all the way from Laud-
at, the nearest Spot the jeep could take us, Mr. Lindo saw, for the first time
along the route,the Laudat Lake, silent and inscrutable. 'What secrets were
locked up in its bosom,' I imagined. I might mention that at our return from
Grand Fond I was sorry to observe His Honour limping as a result of a strained
muscle as we returned to the jeep at Laudat. Here I had slept the evening before
at the welcome home of Miss Agnes Rolle (since deceased, and sadly missed.) .
Miss Rollo kept a diary of the many visitors (local and abroad) who made brief
stops at her home on the way to the Boiling Lake. She had asked me to wait for -~'--r -
someone whom she expected from Roseau, and who would be a companion to me on the
journey -- I told my basket-carrier to proceed, expecting myself to follow
shortly, but that person's delay forced me to move without her with the unpleas-
ant result that I travelled all alone in semi-darkness through the Grand Fond
valley -- a sort of canyon, it has always appealed to me. I arrived at the
Grande Riviere, and to my utter dismay met the river in flood after heavy rain,
It had now grown dark; my torchlight was in my basket and my man had not waited
for me.
Should I cross the river swollen as it was? There was no alternative. I
said aloud "This is the end of me!" I first crossed myself, then ventured into
the river with much trepidation, armed with a stout stick -- and crossed over
safely. I heard later that the river had once carried away some unfortunate
trying to cross. It was lucky that I had no horse with me, for I might have
shared the unpleasant experience of a District Magistrate whose horse was swept
from under him, leaving him to save himself by clinging to an overhanging branch.
Travelling from Rosalie to Castle Bruce was never comfortable. On the way
to the Police Station one had to cross the mouth of the wide and unpredictable
Castle Bruce River. Did I have to wade through? No! A good lady of the place
promptly 'made broad her shoulders to receive me" (as King Arthur to Sir Bede-
vere) and carried me safely over
I was conducting the annual Examination at the Point Caiib Government
School -- the Headteacher at that time being Miss W. Knight -- when allunex-
pcctedly the weather changed: it was dark and torrential rains came. We had to
interrupt the examination and send the children home through the incessant show-
ers. Their homes were in Fond St. Jean on the other side of the Bagatelle River
which was then in flood. The children found refuge at different 'homes in the
Uhat then about me? My clothes were all dry in my basket at the home where
I was staying at Fond St. Jean. I was soaked to the skin. However I was admitt-
ed to a house and given something to replace my wet clothes, including a pair
of unmatched socks, and I cheerfully accepted from my hospitable host a good tot
of rum to warm me up. (to be concluded next week)

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- Page Ten THE STAB Saturday, August 6,2.966

S TARSP ORTS'd Win World Cup -
England b cume the new Wo:ld Charmp-o ns
When they' beat West Germany by fouTr gea_.Ls
tc?,af-ter extra time in an exciting match
at Wembley Stadium last Saturday.
Germany went into the lead after 16
minutes with a brilliant move, but Eng-
land looked dangerous. The equalizer
came shortly before half-time and then
- -'Engi~ and went ahead through Peters early
in the second half. W. Germany fought
hard for an equalizer but were sent back
time and time again by the solid England.
defence. It looked like an England vic-
toryall the way -- then half a minute
before the final whistle W. Germany
scored again, In the first half of eAra
time (15 minutes each way) Hirst scored
a goal, and then England settled down to
a stubborn defence; suddenly as time
ran out Iirst scared again to make it
5 2 and the whistle blew. England
had won the Jules Renet Cup for the
first time with a well-pl-yed series of
Games, .fine (and mostly clean) football,
clever cc;7f'nco and the hard work of IAn-
ager Alf P--msi.

i.',cp.p% Fine Ctr'b -

As we go to press, gangland are due
to bat for the first time in the 4th
Test match on the Headingley Ground,
Leeds, and they have so far made 4 runs
towards matching the W.I. first innings
score o0 500 for 9 decl.
On the first day play was restricted
to 3 hours due to rain and bad light.
The West Indies scored 137 for 3. Hunte
led the way with a sound 48, but Lash-
ley was out for 9. Kanhai was out at
48 and ButCher and Nurse opened the day
on Friday, Butcher contributed a useful
38 and Sobers joined Purse at 154 for 4.
When they were eventually parted they
had put up a record W.I. 5th wicket
partnership of 265,. Sobers was the mas-
ter, and soon passed Nurse's score;
much credit goes to Nurse for supplying
the solid support. Towards the end of
his innings, Nurse hardly saw the ball
as Sobers swept one boundary after an-
other, but eventually he tired, his
back was aching and his leg troubling
him -- his wicket fell for 174 with the
score at 419 for 5. Nurse reached his
century soon after Sobers' dismissal, as
Holford opened his account with a 4 and
a 6 -- but by then the sky was the limit
and Higgs got Holford's wicket at 24 -
467/6. Griffith made history by being



SUNDAY July 731 M" Brunsland from U.K. -
ga.. cargo :a.-.. 7 passengers. MONDAY: MV
Atltic ':r~..r fr-m U.S.A. via Northern
Is,, gen. car;go & frozen fish; MV Maria
del Roario from St. Lucia. WEDS: MV
Fi:eJ'. aL f5ale northbound with gen. cargo
and 20 passengers. THURS: MV Federal
Palm southbound with 5 tons gen, cargo
and 24 passengers; Sloop United Brothers
from Montserrat to load' M.T. casks for
Montserrat. FRIDAY: MV Triton from the
continent with general cargo; MV Sun-
falcon from Canada via Northern Islands
with gen. cargo, incl. 3,600 bags flour &c.
MV Bruniland from St. Lucia to load
ba.n n:. s
Cr-c(-ot cent,
the collector of the 200th duck in W.I./
England Test cricket. Nurse was going
great guns, hooked Snow for a mighty 6
then tried another and was out for a
fine 137 489/8. Hall was bowled for
one and Sobers finally declared the
innings closed when the 500 went up
(for 9 wickets). Barber and Boycott
batted out the 17 minutes left safely
f'r 4 runs. Thus eded a day of glor-
ious cricket, rcco:r-s and a scoring
rate of a run-a-minmc.
BOXING: Listeners can tune in to a
World Heavyweight Title Fight in and
by London as Cassia Clay takes on the
low-rated English heavyweight Brian
London -- 5.0 o'clock this afternoon.
ATHLETICS: the British Empire and
Commonwealth Games which opened this
week in Jamaica are almost certain to
be retitled after a meeting takes place
tomorrow. The General Assembly will
endorse the recommendation of the Ex-
ecutive taken Monday that the word
"Empire" be expunged. An attempt to
change the title in Perth, Australia,
four years ago failed.
LOCAL NEWS: Cash in your old Eastern
Caribbean Currency notes before Oct.
30 1966. They will not be legal tender
after that date *** Miss E.Pascal &
Miss VCoriette have gainedscholar-
ships in French to Pte.-a-Pitre (Univ.
of Bordeaux) *** Mrs Lucille Blackman,
Miss Floss Christian & Mr. Egbort Ed-
wards obtained Prof. Cert. of Educat-
ion at UWI after one-year study course,
*** 1r. D.N.SSmith, Financial Adviser
to Carib .Dev. Div. of Min. of Over-
seas Development here this wook for
discussions with Ministers & Civil
Servants *"*

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