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Vol. III, No. 8 August 27, 1966 Seven Cents

'-: No... this is not the Most independent of
latest thing in airways world statesmen, Gen-
feminine style. eral Charles de Gaulle
a photograph of H.R has now undertaken a
Princess Margaret in global tour of Francd,
her new Guide uniform ex-possessions:Africas
for adult members of Indo-China and the
the Association. The Pacific, to include
blouse is pale blue & watching a contro- "
white check with cross- versial nuclear test.
over ribbons at the neck Finally he will land
ito replace the old shirt up in Pointe a Pitre,
and tie. A smartly- Guadeloupe- next doo.,
tailored short jacket Fighting in Djibouti,
and easy-fittin- skirt, during heckling, took
and the neat cap with a place en route; but
coloured flash instead the General is a man
of a badge complete the of aG lomb. He was
outfit. manifestly welcome
Two well-known loQal in Russia, and one i
uide Cormmissioners of must admire his zeal

u reputation' throughout
Sti Dominica, eMrs.Josephine to enhance France's
Osborne (Island delegate) reputation through
J and Mrs. "Rita" Bascom -the world.
S(on an official course) Some call the
will be in Britain during great General a rogue
September, when the Common-elephant, hunting
am,.y from the- pack;
wealth Guide Conference y thepac
a- occurs: it will be attended others, that the has
an: ., .... o r and l..tle bree a .o clean hands 2
by Guide chiefs from all c n hnds
over the globe. A third group
a e o b s The Guide movement in believes that Presid-
S: Dominica was praised and enont de Gaulle is the
S. courage by Lady e aden- least rigid and most
Powell during her visit, independent of states-
S ..... and has been kept'alive by men, one who may
a dedicated group. bridge the VietNam gap.
We have never approved of the (undoubtedly male-inspired) habit of naming
hurricanes by women's often beautiful names, as if the the monstrous cloudy
foetus-like whirlpool with its menacing single eye is a reproach to the fair sex.
Still less did we appreciate hearing that the monster which crept up towards us
first at 20 and later at 25 miles per hour while householders reinforced their
shuttle's and waited for the worst, should be called Hurricane FAITH. Had 'Faith'
hit us, it is entirely probable that she would have moved mountains in her path
by causing landslides as well as devastation of crops andlife. Instead, what
happened? As we listened to the ominous early broadcasts, our weather was fair
and smiling save for rare clouds and a little breeze; a lot of people must have
prayed throughout the Windwards and Leewards, for Faith ploughed out to sea,
missing the tiny Caribbean lands by 50, 40 or 30 miles... and so onwards to the
Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and farther afield as we go to Press. We trust
that they may also be spared. Hurricanes induce a shocking feeling of fatality:
you can only wait and watch and listen; you cannot shoot down the invader.
Perhaps some day a nuclear device will be invented which may do just that:

By Shelley Wang, who was for many yearsi7 political
refugee in England... He turnedd to
China in 1938 and died in 1940,'
In these thin days I am living in a room, bedroom., study and kitchen in .one0.
My books rise in walls around me, but my furniture is not lavish.
Let me sleep well, dear mice, in the long night.
Can you too not be satisfied with books;
Fragrant with labour and sleep and delight in food?
Na, I shall keep awake through the long night to hear your pattering company;
Although I salute your hunger, do not, I beg you, eat my books, they are
not palatable;
Were they so, I myself would have devoured them long ago,
How can I satisfy my life with writing and selling to the market according
to the number of words?

Catholic Relief
We cannot entirely visualise the people who contribute to Catholic Relief
through their USo Overseas Aid Agency. We imagine that many of them are
prosperous, though not necessarily rich; that they dress more smartly and
eat better than most Dominicans do: but that does not diminish their good
intention, which they translate into practical help
We do know, however, the kind of people who receive the help, Pass along
Turkey Lane on the 'receiving' days and linger for a moment near Sto
Gerrard's Hallo You will see the needy ones, nearly all women, with their
containers eaxiously clasped in their hands, waiting for food We recognize'
..Uisa G-----, a respectable seamstress whom age and ll--health hawe brought
-o the edge of starvation; and an office neighbour with the twisted foot
and the crippled son; and many another inched laughing face. For in this
fair smiling land ditribution, is a commonplace to a large number of peo-
ple: more, even, than/the 12,745 who are assisted altogether.
Dominica is only one of 90 countries receiving help and from July
1965 to June 1966 787,696 pounds of U.S, Government-donated foods were dis-
tributed through Catholic Relief Services N.C.WoC. to Dominica's needy
persons. These consignments, valued at USt61,1196S2,are part of the Food-
for-Peace programme .
This food was distributed through 41 centres here with special emphasis
placed on child feeding through school-l'~ch programmes (890 children), and
aid to mothers with large families. Family individuals receiving food
totaled 11,591; 262 persons in inst itutions also received.
Clothing, Medicines
Every year, American Catholics contribute clothing, shoes, blankets and
other bedding material to the Catholic Bishops' Thanksgiving Clothing Cam-
paign in the United States. Of the total poundage collected during last
year's comapign, 5,416 pounds were shipped to Dominica and distributed to.
approximately 1,300 needy persons. Other uses for the garments; included
clothing patients in the Infant Jesus' Nursing Home and in the St, Anne's
Creche (day nursery), both operated by the Catholic Social Centre, Men and
women in the Government iMental Home alo benefited from the clothing,
In addition, the American Catholic agency provided medical supplies-,
valued at US14,586.30, to the IJ.N.H,, the day nursery, and village clinics

Let us place on record our appreciation of their Christian charity.

The Turkish Ministry of the Interior announced' in Istabbul last Saturday
that an earthquake which rumbled across Eastern Turkey on Friday may have
taken 8000 lives. The quake struck mountain villages in 4 provinces' near the
Iranian border about 650 miles east of Istanbul, CP

;3AurftV,,,.,A~u.g-dst 27, 1966

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Satrda, Agut 2, 166 T~STA Pae Tre

Princess Margaret, the Queen's
sister, celebrated her 36th birthday
with her husband Lord Snowdon on
vacation in the island of Sardinia
off the coast of Italy last Sunday, *
BRITAIN: The first baby on earth ever
to receive a blood transfusion before
birth survived its ordeal last week.
The infant, a premature boy, was 'fed'
with blood through the mother's
placenta, and was then safely delivered.
His condition is satisfactory, He was
a Rhesus Factor "blue" baby. ***
GHANA: A goodwill mission from Ghana
is visiting the United Kingdom and
the U.S.A. before its Government
decides on a new draft constitution,*
BRITAIN again: London detectives last
Tuesday searched two cross-channel
boats for THIRD MAN Harry Roberts, one
af the j'-.u...:n killers of three London
Policemen. The search followed a tip
that a 30-year-old fugitive was
headed for France aboard a steamer.
Earlier Police searched in North London
after a business man said he fought
off a gunman resembling Roberts. Two
other suspects have already been
arrested.*** On Thursday another gun
encounter with gansters took place in
the British metropolis. ***
MURDERED FOR BREAD: Apiece of bread
refused -- in Labourie, Grenada --
resulted in the death of a labourer.
The case appeared before Her Worship
Mis- Paula Beaubrun, and another
labourer was arrested. ***
VIT,.~T "A" Two exhausted fishermen
from Grenada who put to sea in the 20'
fishing boat named "Vitam:in A" were
picked up 13 days later off'an island
near the coast of Venezuela, uncon-
scious. They were taken to hospital,
and the British Ambassador is watching
over their interests, *'"
UW.I. Canadian Grant: The $5 million
C'nadian allocated to the University
of the West Indies by Canada during
the Canada-West Indies talks will be
used thus: one-third for buildings
(including a Hall of Residence and
its furnishings in Barbados, to house
100 students); a Senior Common Room
in Trinidad and increases in the
proposed sums for University Centres
in Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St.
Kitts, St. Lucia and St. Vincent. *
One third will provide 20 scholarships
a year for 5 years for Leewards &
Windwards students, also hose from
BVI and BH, as well as fellowships,**

GC.'K a!0 i 0 E.ALTH
UWI (cont'd.,) The remaining one-
third goes towards equipment, staff
etc. of the neor Institute of Indust-
rial Relations. at St. Augustine, T/dade
A Health -E;i.t-, (Education) took
place in Montserrat between Aug,8-13,*
Mrs. Ruby Royer,. wife of Dominica's
newly qualified Dr. W,. Royer, is a
B.Sc. graduate of UWI with honours
in Bocany and Zoology, a Jam-
aican, expects to work in Dominica.. *
DOMINICA: Y.C.W. Study Week has been
taking place in Dominica from Aug.21st.
Jaycees' Week starts on Aug.27th
with Church Services, a film show,
motorcade and other events (lectures)h
H.H. Mr. Guy will broadcast at midday
on Saturday (today).
INCOMERS: :Mr. Justice Alan Louisy from
St. Vincent (Supreme Court Session);
Rev. Fr. Haie, FMI (to work in Vieille
Cc'so); and due shortly, Rev. Geoffrey
D, Gordon, Superintendent of the
Methodist Church and Principal, W.HS,

Cato Just Hisses Victory
Although Mr. Joshua of the PPP broad-
cast that the results showed VincentianS
confidence in him and his Party, the--
election figures tell another story :
that the Labour Party, led by Barrister
Milton Cato, lost the election by only
four votes -- Slater's majority over
Ferdinand in North Windward seat, where
there was a crucial recount, The pos-
ition is the PPP (including the two
Joshuas, Ebenezer & Ivy, but without
Herman "Turncoat" Young) won five seats
-- one by the narrow margin mentioned;
and Cato's Labour Party won four. 'Lab-
our Party members elected are: Catf,
Latham, Eustace and Mitchell. Anything
might have turhod the tide; and we dare
to .say that had the Dominica Labour
Party repaid Hilton Cato's generosity
(when he cane at his own expense to
help us (for t was President) fight a
crucial early election, staying at the
Ten Rest Inn).. had thLe -- the pres-
ent incumbent -- sent down a Minister
or even a Member to speak on behalf of
their friendly helper, the outcome might
have been startlingly different. But
these are opportunist days, without any
old principle of fraternity. We deeply
regret this, and we deeply regret Cato's
defeat by such a narrow margin; but at
least St. Vincent has not got'a totalit-
arian Govt without opposition. 82% vote
Mrs. Joshua's majority beat her.husband'
so perhaps we may have two PWD ladies
the Ca ndawards: she was once Min. C. &

Saturday, August 27, 1966


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/ Page Four TIE STAR Saturday, August 27, 1966

That all is not well with the banana-growing industry was made very
clear to the Press and Radio at a Press Conference at the D.B.G.A. Offices
on Tuesday morning. The,confereace, chaired by D.B.G.A. President Stafford
Shillingford, included WINBAN Manager D.A. Perryman, Asa elation Manager
Alec Boyd and Messrs. Henry (Leaf Spot) and Guy (Agricultural Adviser)*
First purpose of the meeting was to present a resolution passed by the
Board of Management on August 13th, whereby the ownnpayment an credit fert-
iliser issues be reduced from 20% to 10%. Owing to the appalling decline
of banana production during the last seven months, this is considered as
e--a crash measure designed to increase production pending the passing of
legislation by Government whereby fertilizer will be paid for by cess !;1
the same manner as leaf-spot spraying and windstorm insurance. This reduc-
tion of downpayment is within the authority of the Board now that the Price
Assistance Scheme fund is no longer controlled by the Secretary of State.
k During the course of the conference the incredibly poor state of the
crop industry of the average small banana holding became apparent Since
75% of the banana acreage in Dominica (registered for LSC as 24,000 acres,
but estimated as being nearer 16,000o ) is in the hands of small growers
(3 acres or less), it is to those growers that both the DBGA, WINBAN ynd
Geest Industries are appealing. The latter because they have customers who
must be satisfied and ships that must be filled for the selling price to be
economic. The Associations are the business: concerns of the growers, whe-
ther small or large yet many of these growers are trying to cheat the
Association, by calling one acre three, by neglecting their holdings in
the hopes of reaping compensation from windstorm damage instead of honest
toil, by laziness in not replanting, by ignorancein not desuckering (many
'still think that they will get more fruit from six pseudostems per mat
t-.than from one) and from meanness in that they, although they have the moneq
will not lay it out on the fertilizer either in quantity or of the correct
"mix" as recommended by the agronomist (they think they know better).
Jamaica has 80,000 acres under banana cultivation and its production
per acre has increased recently from 2 to 3 tons per acre and is expected
within the next year or so to increase to 6 tons per acre. Dominica has,
on paper, an average of 2 tons per acre (based on the inflated figure of
24,000 aces) but is.probably nearer 3 tons. Yet at least one estate
(Rosalie) produces 8 to 10 tons per acre of quality fruit with a minimum
of blow downs (and without using props Martinique averages over 10 tons
per acre but there 80% of the acreage is in the hands of the large growers,
Incentives to the small grower were discussed at some length. To the
suggestion that the small minimum weight bunches allowed by Geest contri-
buted to slackness and inefficiency, the.Chairman pointed out that the
quality bonus was there for the taking with a minimum bunch weight of 25
lb. and much of the bonus money available had not been paid out over the
last few years. A suggestion that fertilizer be supplied against a coupon
system was made (the same could apply to loaf spot spraying and for other
chemical applications): administration difficulties and lack of accurate
statistical information dampened the enthusiasm for this idea.
Note was taken of the huge losses incurred by Leaf Spot Control last
year and the first quarter of this year. Mr. Perryman told the meeting of
the new Research Station in St. Lucia opened by the Queen, Soil and Leaf
Analysis was di owing up the adequacy or inadequacy of the o il, and mutri-
tional experiments indicated that there was a lack of calcium and/or mag-
nesium in certain areas (growers had been notified where they needed extra
fertilizer for their acreage). nematode infection was still a grave problem
and fresh work was going on with the aid of a nematologist loaned from
the U.W.I.
To quote the preamble of the resolution, it appears that(l1"the present
decline in production must be chiefly ascribed to lack of fertilisers":
(2) "the gravity of the situation demands that action be taken with the
utmost urgency" sad (not from the resolution) growers must work hard, use
(Concluded page twelve)

$audaAgs 7 196 ag Five

Fantatstic Charges
Police increased their patrols in
the slum sections of Kingoton where
violence eritted recently. Political
leaders charged thatgangsters with
arms from abroad were behind the
outbreak. Strengthened 'by reinforce-
ments from the rural areas, poice
made six raids in western 'Kngston
area, the scene of clashes between
rival political gangs, arching
for firearms and wanted men. One man
was arrested, another (ambushed and
shot by three men) (ted in hospital,
Apart from these raida'all is re-
ported quiet-in the area. Neither
the ruling Jamaica Party nor the
Opposition Peoples National Party
have issued statements following a
broadcast by Jamaica's Minister of
Development (M.P. for Western King-
ston), in which he charged that
foreign funds not British or
American had been brought in and
black-masked men were seen in the
area. He accused the P.N.P. of dis-
tributlng pistols and said that each
time armLs arrive in Jamaica, a well-
knirw PhP piiitician goes; away to
Cuba amongst other places.
The gangsters wear black coats
and masks, stick revolvers in their
belts, parade the area openly with
weapons day and night and shoot
liberally at any politically sus-
pected person, the Minister said. If
Jamaicans believe this involves
politics only they are mistaken. The
aim is to overthrow the country,
Acting Prime Minister Donald
Sangster also lashed out at what he
called gangsters and subversives.
Incidents have no't affected the
tourist trade as they have been con-
fined to slum areas. Jamaica Go-
tennment gave the police full back-
ing in their drive against political
violence; meanwhile a second man
died of gunshot wounds The out-
bursts have been prevalent for the
past six weeks.

Chinese political leader Mao Tze
Tung made a unique public appearance
in Peking at a big rally last week
Recently the veteran caused another
sensation by swimming the Yang Tze
Kiang river. Meanwhile the Chinese

Chinese Actions (contd)
authorities are using teenagers
to "rid the country of signs of
Western decadence." Boys and men
with Beatle-long haircuts are bei1g4
for-cibly trimmed, and girls are
being sent to the river to wash out
their permanent waves, Worst of alls
the youngsters are defacing Churches
in the cities

Dear Madam,
I happen to b6 a Domin-
ican living in England I receive
your papers from friends and I find.
them quite Interesting.
I happened to be thumbing
through an old "Life Magazine"
dated September 20th, 1965 and I
read that there would be an article
on LDominica, I got quite curious '
about it and wondered whether you
had read such an article, or heard i
abou it, '
I am en-losing a nsaljl cutting
from that -..-. e.1:*.ic. *
Ti-ki-r.g you much., and hoping,_, ,
to hoar something about this articLe
M. George,
Sir, (To the Editor of "LIPE")
In your preview "In the next
issue of LIFE International" for
Sept. 20 you promised an .article <
about the British West Indies is-
land of DIminica. This morning I
had your issue of LIPE International
for Oct. 4 but to my disappointment
completely missing is the article
about Dominica. When will this
Eskilstuna, Sweden .--
The Dominica story had to be post-
poned to permit the previously un-
scheduled publication of Robert
Manry's color photographs of his
transatalntic voyage. "The Island"
will appear at a later date,. ED.
The copy of LIFE Magazine that
you are requiring final. y appeared
9n ZApril 4th, 1966. You should be
able to obtain it from:-
TIME LIFE International,
5, Otthe Heldringstraat,
Amsterdam, 18

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Saturday.. August 217, 19668

Short Story WHO ATE THE CALALOO? by Christopher Commodore.
Once upon a time there was an old woman who lived on a river bank. She
was a poor woman and had to work quite hard to earn her living. She had
three children whom she called John, Jesse and Philbert respectively.
This widow did all she could to send them to school. Every day, she
would get up quite early, prepare the children; give them breakfast and
send them to school. Her scheduled time for work was 10 o'clock each day;
so before she would go to work, she would prepare a nice calaloo, place
that on the fire and go to work so that when she came back at twelve, the
lunch would-be in time and so her children were always early for class*
-UiAfortunately for her, however, every time she came from work, this calaloo
would be found missing.
How unhappy this poor widow was to remember that she had to prepare two
meals for lunch each day. She had a private little room into which she
would bring her children to question them whenever they did what was wr-ong
So she did, and asked them the following questions one a after the other-..
"John, come here", she said. "Do you know who has been eating the cala-
John would answer, "Maman I ,do not know, I never came home before twelve
"If you do' not know," she would say, "then go out". Then she would call
in Jesse and ask him.
"Jesse, do you know who has been eating the calaloo?"
Jesse would answer, "Maman I do not know, I was, in detention today and
the teacher never allowed me to go out at all."
"If you do not know, then go out."
Then came Philbert and she asked him, "Philbert, do you know who has been'
'eating the calaloo?"
,-- "No, Maman" he would answer simply and walk out.
Nevertheless, in spite of all their charming answers, there was a thief
among the three. This stealing had been going on for about a week and the
poor widow was very much disturbed about it. One night while the children
slept, she stayed awake and thought over the matter. At last, she thought
of a plan and we shall soon see what it was,
Not very far away from her house, there lived g fortune-teller who was
also a magician,
"Oh"' the lady thought to herself, "I will go to the fortune-teller to
see if he can tell me who is that person who has been eating my meals for
the past week."
Bright and early next day, she awoke and as usual, she prepared break-
fast, served her children and sent them to school. When she was certain that
they must have been at school, she started on her journey to the fortune-
teller's home. As she went along, she sang a song thewwords of which were:
"I am going on a journey,
To find out a secret*
I am going to the fortune-teller,
To find a sweet thief."
She had walked a good distance and being tired, she sat down to rest. While
she was there, a fat, stout man appeared to her.
"What are you doing here? Where are you going? Who are you, and what can
I do for you?"
"Oh, Sir, "she began, "I am a poor widow with three children who inhabit
the river bank: and every day before going to work, I prepare a calaloao and
place it on my fire. On coming back from work, never can I find it, so I am
going to the fortuie-teller to find out the thief."
"Ha" Ha. Ha' Ha-a-a-a-a-ao" he muttered, "I am the fortune-teller, just
follow me and you will find out this mischiveous thief."
Wasting no time, she got up and began following the man. Soon they arri-
ved at a small cottage which they entered consecutively.
"Sit down," said the man in a rather rough tone while he entered a
small cabin and.coming out with a booklet in his hand, said to the woman

Saturday, August 27, 1966


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with a smile "My lady, this thief is at your own home and.I am just about
to tell. you what you must do to get rid of him." On a piece of paper. he
wrote thewords of a short song which were thus:
"If I an the one who ate the calaloo,
Qid after I was through the song po-oo-oo:
I em not worthy of leaving oo-oo-oo'
Ohl River carry me way oo-oo-oo'" "
The widow, having received this piece of paper waited for the direction
and the man told her: "When you go home take the children to.the river
bank*;; have them to stand on the huge white rock in the middle-of the
river and recite these words in poem-form or in song-formo"
The widow was beside herself with happiness and,knowing how, she left
the man's home. She arrived home rather late and she met the children their
waiting for her. After dinner, she taught them therords of the song. How
happy they -'were when they had learnt the merry little poem; it seemedso
On the following morning, she did not send them to school and after
breakfast, she told them: "Children, we shall all go to the river-side
after lunch today to play some games." '
They all answered i. one voice, "Yes, yes, we are very happy."
After lunch, they went to the river bank accompanied by their mother.
Having arrived, they began immediately to play games. After having played
some fine games, their mother said: "Fohn, swim to that yonder rock and
recite our nice little poem."
Ohl John was too happy to do so, but seeing that nothing happened, she
called him back. Then Philbert went and still nothing happened so he tod'
swam back to land. Now Jesse was the last to go but there w'as no good ex
pression on his face. Anyway he went and recited the poem thus:
"If I am the one who ate the calalool
And after I.was through the song oo-oo-oo'
1 am not worthy of living oo-oo-oo!
Oh' River don't carry me away oo-oo-oo."
The mother having keen ears, heard his mistake and shouted "Recite it
again," No sooner had she said that then Jesse began to cry and tremble
as he sang:
"I-if I am the o-ne who ate the ca-calolooo
And after I was through the song oo-oo-oo1
I am not worthy of living oo-oo-oo.
Oh' River carry me away oo-oo-ooo"
As soon as he said the lastvords, the waters of the river swept over him
and he was swallowed up in the waves and currents.
Hearing no more of him the mother returned home with her two honest
sons, sad and pondering attthe end of the miserable thief,
Today if anyone sits by that river and listens carefully, he can hear
the voice of Jesse entangled in the currents.


The Russian Mmy newspaper "Red Star" of Saturday last warned parents
who smuggle vodka to their soldier sons that they are helping to under-
mine discipline in the Russian Army.
The most frequent method used to smuggle the liquor was to send the
s older an innocent looking rubber hot water bottle filled with vodka,
the paper says. CP

Saturday, August 27, 1966

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Saturday, August 27, 1966 THE STAR Page Nine


p. nine)
Correction from Marigot

I wish to draw your attention
to the article concerning the fire
at Marigot in your paper dated
Saturday, 13th August, 1966. For
your information I am not the boy's
"Father" but only an occupant of
the other room of the house which
was burnt.
It is regeetable that your press
corraspondant has missed you, and
more even so that your paper has
fail to be correct on that issue.
Please correct the claws concern-
ing me in relation as the boy's
father as stated in your issue of
Saturday, 13th August, 1966, please
do so in your next issue of 27th
August 1966,
Also attach a copy of this letter
to the corrcctiono Failing to do
so I may be force to take further


Your sincere
Forbes Charles

A Western District Village
Councils Association delegation
comprising Mr. James Royer, Chairma-u
Mr. Austin King, Treasurer, Mr.
Lecointe, Secretary, reo S.A.
Julian, Mir. Norry Vidal and Vernon
Vidal, met the Chief Miiister, the
Hon. E.C. LeBlanc at his office on
Monday to make representations on
the need for a bridge at Salisbury.
The Chief Minister welcomed the
delegation and after hearing their
complaints informed them that Gov-
ernment was fully aware of the need
to put a bridge at Salisbury at the
place indicated. He told them that
it was the intention of Government
to build a coastal road from St.
Joseph to Portsmouth and to recon-
struct the Batalie/St. Joseph Road,
during which the Salisbury bridge
would also be built. GIS

lMr H. Thornley Dyer, United
Nations Physical Planning Advisor,
and Social Geographer IMr' Snart
arrived Monday on a three-day visit.
(continued next column.)
S *

The object of the visit is to
make a preliminary assessment of
the problems involved in connec-
tion with the preparation of a
Physical Development Plan for
Dominica, as part of the Eastern.
Caribbean Physical Planning Pro-
jecto GIS
(This has nothing to do with
the "body beautiful" but is a scheme
for the full development of the
mineral, and agricultural resources
of each island ED.)



On p. 8 of our July 23 issue I offer-
ed a prize of $5 for a single page
containing any amusing combination of
Dominican words and phrases which would
come under the heading 'A Demi-Literate
Conversation'. Other entries published
will be awarded $1,OO each.
Here is the winning entry, from CIVIL
"A Communication to Maudelin & Home
"If in case you has time to write,
Mama was anxious of hearing from you all
after the family cornflick settle in
highcourt. And she arst you, try your
utmost best to take out a picture of
the home circle if it not cost too much
cash, for jes now death strike fast
and plenty people leaving other to mourn
their lost. After she spend Monday by
the river washing our underwears Tanty
ketch a cold and she have to bath in
hot bushtea and rub her fore-head and
nose with candlegris. She does eat as
a horse again and now isnt nothing worse
thanks God,
Friday fortnight Tanty cook a good
mess but forget to'out the fire and to
watch at the stove, so if it was not
my boy-friend pass for me to go in
cinema and see a flim and met it blaze
up, nobody would never pitch water to
out the fire and save our house.
Well I goin now for I takin class to-
train for typist in Civil Service.
XXX from your adorable cousin


Will Civil Servant kindly send a messen-
ger or Junior Typist to collect his

MIRACLE BOY: Five days after the awful
earthquake in Turkey, a father asked
Police to dig out the body of his son(3), U
After removing tons of debris they hear- i
a small voice crying: "Daddy." I'm hungr-,,
The boy was'completely unhurt

Saturday, August 27, 1966


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Saturday, August 27, 1966

Market Report Tor Week Ended August 24, 1966

Limes; Green
Limes, Yellow
Line Juice
Coconuts, dry
Coconut neal
Avocado Pears
. Grapefruit
lMangoes, Julie
Bay Oil

Cassava Farine
Sweet Potatoes
Peppers, hot

6,866 lb.
560 "

4;169 lb.
22;175 "
43;236 "
2;200 "
1,900 "
450 "
2,736 "
104 "
557 "
50 per lb.
240 "
120 "
80, "
150 "
300 "
100 "
50 bundle


$3,50 perI100
10,00 per barrel
5.00 `" "
1.00 per'gallon
6-6-0 per nut

7.00 per 100
4.00 "
4.00 "
5.25 gal.
500 per lb.

Cocoa Beans,Wet
1" V dry
String Beans


per lb.
11 "

t! It

" bundle
" lb.

'Copra per ton c.i.f.
- coconut Oil per ton, c.i.f.
1T,:_tic 110's per lb. f.o.b.
Cocoa Accra/Lagos per cwt. c.i.f.
-Ginger, Jamaican No. 3, Spot per lb.
Line Oil, Spot per lb.
Ba y Oil, Spot per lb.
Bay Oil, Shipment c.i.f.
Citronella Oil, Spot per lb.
Votivert Oil, Bourbon Spot per lb.

August 20, 1966
. 6?. 0.
108. o. 0.
12. 0,
9. 18. O.
13. o. o.
3, 14. o.
1. 16. 6,
1. 16. 6.
4. .0
4. 12. 6.

August 21, 1965
77. 10. O,
120. O. O.
7. 9.
5. 18. 9.
19. 0. o.
3. 5. 0.
2. 2. 0.
1. 18. 6.
5. 1.
5. 3. 0.

at August 20, 1966 (1=BWIm.o.O) market has been reported to be easier. It
is invisaged that good fermented Ghana ~il
New York 2.787 Paris 13.67 rise to 10. 5. 0. per 50 kilos for ship-
m ents Oct./Dec., as a result of which heavy
Montreal 3.00 Frankfurt 11.12w trading was experienced in London and in
--. --- .-- -.. ---- -- .--.--.-----New York in particular.
Generally prices of edible oils held steady to firm this week, although there
-was not much activity in the markets.- Wuth so much Coffee in the world there is
little bickering on the part of the producing countries over the introduction of
-solectivity in the quote system. (Issued weekly by the D/ca Agricultural I-t. Brd.)

Hurricane Insurance Claims Enquiries
A receipt is given by the Winban Office for every claim for windstorm
damage made in respect of a registered holding.
Growers are requested to -rcsent this receipt when making enquiry at the Winban
Office about any claim. The receipt shows the claim number which greatly facilit-
ates the tracing of any claim on wh'ch action is deferred for any reason.
Enquiries not accompanied by claim receipts will receive as prompt attention
as possible, but replies may be delayed unavoidably because of pressure of work.
D.A. PERRYMAN, General Manager
1/3 23rd August, 1966 Windward Islands Banana Growers' Association

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Saturday, August 27, 1966 TIlE STAR Page Eleven

The following radio talk was given
on Friday last week by the CGi-O,
Dr. Dorian Shillingford:-
"It is necessary that I should. re(
mind you of the need to vaccinate
your children against certain common
diseases of childhood
You probably appreciate that these
diseases occur now and again as
epidemics only when there are large
numbers of children who are not pro-
tected against ,these diseases. In
order to prevent this, it is there-"
fore necessary for us to ensure that
these children who would otherwise
be susceptible, are given the neces-
sary protection, If we succeed in
this, then we are not oily protecting
our own children, but we are also
protecting the Community in many-_
During recent years the Health,
Department has offered Polio Vaccine
to the children whom we think are
most susceptible and unprotected. We
have been f rtunate in never having
experienced an epidemic of polioo
But we know that unless these child-
ren receive the vaccine an epidemic
can occur. It is not enough for a
few to receive thh vaccine, all must
benefit from the protective value,
We know that polio can be a fatal
disease, and can produce much crip-
pling and suffering. It would,
therefore, be grossly negligent on.
our part if we did not protect our
Community o
The vaccine will, therefore, be
offered to all children between the
ages of 4 months and 2 years in
every district of the island on MLon-
day 22nd August. _lease check at
your local Health Centre for further
information. A second dose (and this
is important) will be offered in 8
weeks ,time.- We hope to vaccinate all
children between these ages, please
This year we shall be undertaking
a more intensive campaign to protect
children against Diphtheria, 'hoop-
ing Cough, and Tetanus. This service
has been routinely provided at some
health centres, but unfortunately the
number seeking this benefit is sm all
We would very much like to see more
parents taking advantage of this
As a matter a fact, we are very

much concerned that they do., in
view of what I said before that
unless the children are vaccinated
against whooping .cough, for instcnce
,n epidemic can occur
We all remember the epidemic of
Whooping Cough which occurred to-
wards, the end af 1962, and early
1963, Wel-,, the facts are that,
about 5000 children suffered from
the disease then and there were 58 .I
These cases and deaths could
have been prevented if those child-
ren were vaccinated. It is for this
reason that this special campaign
is being arranged. Beginning in
September, special monthly clinics
will be held to provide that every
child bet-wen the ages of 3 months
and 5 years receive 3 doses of the
vaccine at monthly intervals, The
exact dates will be announced later
Please remember Polio Vaccine on
the 22nd August, Monday next, and
be prepared to protect your child
against Diphtheria, Whooping Cough
and Tetanus during the coming

A Review
by W.. S. Stevens
Quite a large number of children
in primary and secondary schools
seek out people for answers to. ques-
tions in a newspaper quiz column,
I consider this a good feature in a
paper, and children answering the
questions are doing themselves a
world of good from the education
point of view,
Consequently, I wish to say a few
things about an excellent reference
work, Children's Britannica now at
the Dominica Public Libraryc It is
an encyclopaedia in twelve volumes
written in bold print, unfortunately
in paper covers, at the modest
cost of $90.00 published by "Ency-
clopaedia Britannica", London. It
was first published in 1960, and has
been re-edited in 1961 and 1964.
Now that a branch of the S.P.C.K,,
bookshop has been established here,
parents or teachers or youth organ-
isations need only place their orders
for the encyclopaedia at the book-
shop in Pi elid .r Roeag 1)
d on-j ge 13)

'ME-1 STA R~

Page Eleven

Saturday A,-gusts 27., 1966

Page T1~elve 2: STAR Saturday3 N~gust 27, 1966

Green Gold or Life-Blood? (Concld)
all the technical knowhow available
and support their Banana Growers
Association by making honest re-
turns, increasing their production
and raising the quality of the
fruit. Without their help Dominica
could soon be bankrupt.

A mother writes:
I was much surprised
the other day Lo hear my little
girl call to her elder brother:
"Where's Moritomo I mean soft
Moritomo?" Ehey were cleaning out
their room. I went to see what
was what and I found out that "soft
Moritomo" is a brush from the Coir
plant which is a sort of whisk or
*/ duster. "Hard Moritomo" is the
little scrubber used by us in our
kitchen for pots and pans... at
least, those are the nnaes the child
ren have given these useful things.
Well they say that the name
Hoover is made more famous though
---. -a vacuum-cle'aner than by a Presi-
dent, and I don't suppose Dr.
Moritomo of the U.N, will object to
becoming known in Dominica by having
brushes called after him' We are all
glad his work is still going on,
May it prosper, aand may we at., home
in Dominica have a soft and a hard
and all other varieties of Moritomc.

SIn France nowadays, Police are
entitled to stop any and every car
driver and convey -him or her to the
Police Station to undergo a test
for alc6hol-content in the blood,
This is another move in France's
..-.;gstruggle to stop the mounting rate
of road accidents.

Land at Laudat and Trafalgar well
planted up, figs, coffee, oranges,
grapefruit etco and 4-room house on
6 acres, near chapel, Laudat; at
Papillot 1 acre, and 3 roods, cocoa,
coconuts, ynms etc. ,~ner unable to
cultivate himself would agree sale,
rent or other arrangement.
See Mr. James Rolle,

Applications are invited for Can-
didates for the Nursery Nurses Course
held at the above-mentioned Centre,
St. Vincent for a period of one year
as from 1st January, 1967.'
The aim ofthe Course is to give
students an all-round understanding
of children and Knowledge of Child
Students will work in all sections
of the Day Nursery attached to the
Training Centre which caters for up-
ward of 50 children between the ages
of six months and five years.
Tuitio0,,board and lodging, and
working overalls will be free of
charge. Students are expected to pay
their own transport to and from St.
- Applicants should not be less than
21 years of age and preferably not
more than 30 years.
As a general rule, applicants with
the highest standard of education, up
to and including General School
Certificate will beggiven priority.
Experience with children will also'
Sbe an asset.
Applicants must pass a medical
examination and be pronounced physi-
cally fit before they can be accepted.
S Two students will be accepted from
each of the Windward Islands and
Application forms can be obtained
from Miss Eugenia CharlesChairman,
Local Save the Children Fund Committee,
Old StreetqRoseau, and should be com-
pleted and returned to Miss Charles
no later than 30th September, 1966o


(Mrs,) Celia Fadelle
Secretary S.C.F, Committee

N 0 TI C E
It is notified for general infor-
mation that the Fourth Meeting of
the First Session of the Second
Legislature under the 1959 Constitu-
tion will be held at the Court House
Foscoau. at 1000 a.m. on Friday, 16th
September, 1966,
Membrersof the public are hereby
invited to attend I DOCTROVE,
1/1 Ag. Clerk of Legislative

Saiturdayr, jigust 271, 1.966



Saturday, August 27, 1966


Administrator Antigue
as Governor of Guyana
Her Majesty The Queen, on the ad-
vice of the Prime Minister has been
graciously pleased to designate His
Honour Mr. David James, Gardiner Rose,
C.M.G.,C.V.O., M.B.E., Administrator
of Antigua to succeed His Excellency
Sir Richard Edmonds Luyt, K.C.MoGo,
K.C.V.O,, D.C.M. as Governor General
and Commander in Chief of Guyana.
Sir Richard Luyt will be leaving
Guyana on 31st October 1966. It is
expected that Mr. Rose will take up
his new appointment early in the new
During Mr. Rose's absence on
leave, Mr. Hugh Burrowes is Acting
Administrator in Antigua.

Antigua's Mystery Fires

Less than ten minutes after Miss
Gloria Abbott, Antigua's 1966 Carni-
val Queen, the two runmer-ups, in-
cluding Miss Georgiana Southwell. and
other contestants had left the
vehicle, the decorations on the car
burst into sudden flames.
And now there is some speculation
as to whether the fire on the US
Navy float. could have any connection
with the mysterious fire earlier
which destroyed all the gifts of
Miss Georgiana Southwell, the second
runner-up in the 1066 local Carnival
Queen Contest,
On a .'SLturday morning .about
8.30 Miss Southwell had gone to work,
when the four hundred dollars worth
of gifts which she had left on a

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Children's Britannica (contd from
p. 11)

another feature of this refer-
ence work is the clear-cut instruc-
tion in simple language it gives at
the beginning of every volume on
how to use the encyclopaedia. "How
the articles were written" is con-
tained in a short paragraph, and
should inspire children to read 'and
search for knowledge, to use it and
pass it on as did the 751 authors
of this valuable work
I hope that parents who can af-
ford will place a copy of the ency-
clopaedia in the home, that Parent
Teachers' Associations will da all
they can to put one in their respec-
tive schools, and that youth organ-
isations will raise funds to own
one for ready reference.
In these days of rapidly increas-
ing knowledge due to the growth of
technological science no one can
ever hope to know a millionth part
of all things. One important mark
of the educated man is his ability
to know where to find what he wants
when he wants it. "'2.-'.KLrer,-'s.
Encyclopaedia" has information for....
young and old.
In conclusion, I am happy to say
that the Library Van has given a
great fillip to reading in our com-
munity and our children read far
more now than they ever did. Parents,
Teachers and the community are the
agents to keep the flame aglow.

Antigua News (contd.)
Another New Industry

sofa in the front room of her two Antigua's newest $85,000 Industry
storey home in St. John suddenly to manufacture elastic wear for :i
burst into flames. Only the gifts women was formally opened recently~
were destroyed; the sofa was not at a small ceremony at which the
touched by flames. Island's Chief Minister, Hon. Ver-e
----------- C Bird presided.
Fresh Water from the Sea The factory, which now occupies;
Waterless Antigua is to have her a temporary apartment at the matt-
first sea-water distillation plant press factory at Coolidge, will be ex-
installed by a British firm at a porting materials made in the next
cost of $488,000 BWIo Its output will four weeks to the neighboring is-
be 15,000 gallons of water a day, lands, A large number of experienced
S workers will be unployed,

Take your Choice
Write P.O. Box Port of Spain,
Trinidad, W.I.
Trinidad Advertisement in the
Antigua Press*

achieving a society free from racial
discrimination will be discussed at a
U.N. organised seminar on apartheid
in Brasilia from Aug. 23 Sept. 5.

Pae Fute UE SA audy uut2,16

England Gain Consolation Victory
Resuming on Saturday with their over-
night score of 330 for 7, England pro-
ceeded to add another 107 runs before
their innings ended. Graveney and Mur-
ray featured in a reord-breaking stand
of 217, with Graveney going via the run-
out route for 165, just after Murray had
completed his 100. The end of the inning.
was still a long way off as tail-enders
< Higgs and Snow fell only two runs short
Sof,.the tenth wicket record partnership
-- 130 scored in 1903-1904-. Ti :i fell
to Holford for 63 and Snow was 59 n.o.
England were all-out for 527, leaving
W.I. 259 to make to prevent an innings
defeat, Hall got 3 for 85, Sobers 3/10
W.I. began badly. McMorris fell to
Snow for 1 and Hunte followed suit for
7. Kanhai and Butcher scored freely for
a short while but both fell to d'Oliviera
for 28 and 62 respectively. Holford went
early on Monday, run out for 7, but
Nurse batted in typical style for 70,
England's most joyful moment was when
Sobers fell caught by Close off Snow
for 0, Hendriks also fell for 0 and it
was only a matter of time before the
.stubborn tail folded up for 225. Eng-
land had thus gained a consolation vic-
'tory after having lost the series, and
that by an innings and 3- runs.
"Combined" Schoolboys Victorious
The combined Windward-Leeward Schbol
Boys XI became the first side to gain
an outright victory in the current
series when they beat Guyana by 92 runs.
Batting first the Islanders scored 214
thanks to Dore of Nevis who got 88 and
Skipper MIitchcl of Grenada who got 56,
A 93-run knock by Skipper Kalicharan
helped Guyana to reach 172, while 'Tor-
bert Phillip of Dominica proved that he
is a pace bowler of great promise in
getting 5 for 30.
The Islanders began disastrously in
'.."heir 2nd innings losing 5 wickets with
less than 50 runs on the tins; but N.
Phillip, this time as a batsman, hit
lustily to get 50, and he and ;ore (43
not out) enabled iMitchel to declare at
162 for 7. Set to get 205 in 160 mins.,
the Guyanese collapsed for 112 after
being 81 for 3. Phillip got for 30.
On Thursday they took on the Jamaica
school boys in Jamaica,
The official opening of the
1966 Football season takes place on Sun-
day, in Wi-rsor ark. 11E.I. the Administ-
rator kicks off for an exhibition match.
sT, Oe tDminica, a soad,
Roseau, DOMINICA, The West Indies,

Rest of the World vs. Barbados

As part of its Independence Celebr-
ations, Barbados will be playing a "Rest
of the World" XI in Barbados next March.
The selectors of the World XI said they
tried to pick the strongest possible
combination irrespective of whether cer-
tain countries were not represented.
The side is Simpson (Captain), Lawry,
Kanhai, Grahaeme Pollock, Gravenoy,
Bland, d'Oliviera, Hawke, Hendriks,
Peter Pollock and Gibbs. Doug Walters
was selected in place of d'Oliviera
but is unable to get leave from the
Aussie Armed Forces.

Belivering Fruits At The
Packing House For Shipment
Before fruit can be harvested a Mat-
urity Test should be obtained and only
fruit which is certified fit should be
picked. The fruits are harvested by
clipping from the tree, then placed in
a canvas picking bag which the picker
carries over his shoulder. The bag
should be carried carefully to avoid
bruising the fruits against the lad-
der or other protruding branches. The
bottom of the bag opens so that the
fruit can be emptied into field boxes.
The bag should be lowered to the bot-
tom of the box so that the fruit does
not drop and get bruised as the bag is
raised. The desire for a high pack-out
frequently results in filling field-
boxes too full, and crushed or cut
fruit is often the result. Pickers sho-
uld wear gloves or have their finger-
nails cut very .lose to reduce cuts,
bruises and other damages.
After harvesting, fruit should not
be exposed direct to sunlight or high-
temperatures (piling on ground) in the
field. Fruit should at no time be plac-
ed on the bare ground as particles of
dirt will cause injurious abrasion.
After fruit has been placed in the
field-boxes, the boxes should then be
carefully handled and packed in the
truck to be transported to the packing
house. n, suitable type of cover to
protect the fruit should be used. There
should be no rough handling in the
loading and unloading of the truck and
truck drivers should be instructed to
avoid bumps and potholes so that the
fruit is not jolted and bruised in tran-
sit, The Pickhrs"and Loaders appea: to
be the bi-';cf offenders in the
of spoilage of fruit whilo handling.
It is hooed that Producers will fol-
low these Instructions.

Saturday, A2ugust 27, 1966


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