Mrs. Jane Lowenthal,
Research Institute f(
the Study of Man,
162 East 78 Street,
'New York 10021, N.Y.,
THE* r Tt- \
DOM I NISCA LIBRARY
S-";gi" RESEARCH INSTITUTE .'
FOi TiE- T i ftt Y OF MAN
r.ii, ,' -- t I ...l 1..,6.. ii EAST 78 STREET
.Sat..ay, i ..EW YORK 1, N.- .-
Mr Enri Gairy. M r, Hlrher; Hlai. L.fair
r,.lmtr oif C(;.ilnt ;, ,,,ii,, i~. .~-
I RY GULPS GRENADA
D.-5td]:. VIO''..'0l: IIN C-l: -.;;.,i EL TIGTX,
Q-ailxy's Gr itnaat ;it'da Lab our- P'arty
S.;ot '.t-:. into power again in t- ~-.
Election on Thursday y 'by tve akst- t.
for the KrLs'iG-.a 2st2i.ncxI Party hI -
io;ll. (over 90) Qaivry a W1 i lit.
-'. of the votes; :-lai 's baoy 4S 5o1;
:rt iThai;, had an easy Twin 1;i Cn' .i. ,,
"ziaox -.is:1c (tP) oak ^t,^2ot4g-
oaui-oth.ia *yl.iw'lee y-n- v irw&s onzxe- -:
DI't e L e (An r;Irr "I Ip 'in
2:v '-. | A k l t w Out
2*L* tftflIAi 15
The ivor.ds. oLf 2r&nf' Pr.i..e. iList. A - .. Lui.::am ast .0-'...tO- 'for tU&
Conieeci of Official and .xperetn of t. Omonwteath Darie- xri 2or'i(
in Guyaaa lh .: week. In ly6u Cuyan,- nados Wni. Abi .a firt 6 et cthe -..
rolling for econSorrid integration ?t4eu: thW uned shUe CAJiFtA .eement ^.
&a Free jrade Acaso ia-tionr ijnce then tho U.W.I.. erei able to oriyag 'o thet
conference table fojur st.aVdieo -lealv.i:; partly t t ;-(, broad gearaj p-i uilr
of regional trade sand eo:-..:Lais and partly i,: sc....;. r-.eco... itQ atiotf wit.
regard to the setting up oa a retiona) r1 c no?0 ;ic Cou2noIl, tAe t. io- t Lc.- aataao t'
of industrial dcleelopmLent between th. tcrrit-ories and the ..:~eit- wh'x.,r a.j ..
smaller island are pu'ar.antee a;.'.s oonoaicie exploitzation by thE moio
highly developed couf.ntr ieso, The ile.:-:-.t-.l:ion of thl re-port by thi Uit'..
Nations Develo.i, ,,,t i, ..:riiue tea~ oae thie ropooaed Develo :,. ': .',:' quite
Clearly -o-uli ..iake tl.e foundation atne tor,' the induxstrial A,. .- -.eet of
the '.~lI; Caribbean and oecate top prio-'ity in the cone'rete .'...l.rt.. 's
Previous to the eourgetown' meetiLg the *L states (les 1it.,-u 4 dme -4
in renat.a ;nd agre ei i ,rinotl tc r';c sity Lr ezi.a.ie .1!-.tr, of
Development incentive Legislation (-'ioneer otataB us ror o'tati,.: ,,;o atiu-- ..
between stat-es oCtf 0w- id-:-uttrieL, for ;-: ,.-Ataria1t for the ..L.. cn-j. for
tabulating ex-i poVrt potential of .I -;-ting in- -- .
dxistries. iThe "Six" agreed to be represented in I ;i
-yar5a as a unito Th', CC '. will also sa i..
intra-regioanal : j i 'ltuirai ttade lther thi
agriicualtnrat l axmatu "ztsicea
LATE it4;t Ut.a.. ,eor-e Lio1 ho:;tJell leadt- I
er o" the .me,ica *...a Party (t .6:t ai 3' ,
- ne.esi to i .i a tl A .wa
to tL.i .Clepiea stated pbubliiy 0o hisn e rit ?.,: e I
to U.K. "a,tny r;2L t IO' ,i > <. ....... a. I s h, w s ..ilt in a
to politiiL3 infotebiljity ir h1t LL.t | Dosciniron. : b's see pal: :
Page Two _THE STAR Saturday, August 26, 1967
S-S O r E .wpw uWD" G& OTCZ I oy Andr cles
The recent comments of the Premier on the financial condition of the Roseau
To.nm Gouncil bring to mind the parting statement of the present Minister for
C'-rnunications and Works when, on resigni'g the Mayorship, he said that he was
glad to report that the finances of the Council were in a healthy condition.
Less than three months- later, his boss,,the Premier,bewails the unhappy state of
the municipality's funds. This is the kind of silliness which characterizes the
policy of the Government of the day.
It does not require much power:- of discernment to see that there is something
quite: seriously wrong with the Roseau Town Council. All their material words
proclaim that. "Candida" in a recent issue of the "Star" gives an experience
about the hygdonw conditions of the food market which must make every decent
Dominican bow his head in shame. Visitors to the island are shocked and scandalised
on seeing the place where Roseau buys much of its food, The decision to use the
bare street as a depository and mart is something revolting in the extreme and
only a Labour administration could have conceived the thought. Cai you imagine
past Coauncillors like J.R.H. Bridgewater, C,E.A.Rawle, P.I. Boyd, Clifton Dupigny
e--to nhb just a few municipal giants-taking sucll a decision? Of course,nnot.
I believe that if things had come to the pass where, in the name of traffic -regu-
lation, Government had ordered' sellers off the sidewalks without making adequate
provision for them, the Council headed by such men as I have mentioned would have
resigned and thrust the whole problem in the hands of the Government : they would
not have shared in the obloquy which must attach to people trailing the fair nane
of Roseau in the mud and filth typified in the present market arrangements.
It is almost certain that one of the problems of the Toim Council is shortage
of finance. Its revenues have not kept pace with the work it should undertake.
That such work as it undertakes is characterized by inefficiency, is an incidental
and complicating factor. What does the Council do about this shortage of revenue?
Well do I remember when a former Mayor, Mr.Stafford Lestrade, sought to increase
municipal revenue by the imposition of a water tax, payable by all householders.
This was peremptorily disallowed by the Government for purely political reasons---
a classic example of the crooked thinking which the minister for Education and Health
has recently been talking about. The Council has not since been able to find add-
itional sources of revenue.
Another feature of the activities of the Council is the emphasis it has been
placin---again' for p~ity political reasons---on proje is primarily for the benefit
of non-M'dfteath C SftBLai (and consequently non-municipal tax-payers). The toilet
now aftilding near Bell's jetty is an example. If the main consideration were the
necessities of Roseau people, this is not the site indicated. Yet, I do not chal-
lenge the need for a toilet in that vicinity-i for it is necessary for the country
people who congregate in that area. What I argue is that Roseau should not be the
financier of this needed amenity; it should be the Central Government which collects
the taxes of the country folk. The same applies to the increasing sums involved
in the upkeep of the ground provisions market. The Council doep not get a cent of
revenue front this. The people who make money out of the Roseau market are mainly
the country folk. The maintenance costs should be a fair charge borne by Government
who gets all the taxes pai~-by the rural population. '-Another'considerable source
of municipal expenditure i;the maintenance of streets. Here, it is true, the
Council gets a small tax on vehicles. It is clepg, however, that the large number
of country trucks plying the streets of Roseau every day must be the main cause of
the rapid breakdown of the streets, think that an increase of the Council's tax
on rural based vehicles is indicated. The increase should not apply to Roseau based
vehicles because owners already, in their rates, pay towards the maintenance of the
streets. If, however, for political reasons, Government would now favour this
approach, then it should make an additional substantial grant to the Roseau Town
Council on the grounds of the foregoing circumstances. But it must be wrong for
the municipal taxpayers to finance amenities for the benefit of people living in
the other parts of the island. This is properly the financial responsibility of
the Central Government. We must Hot forget that while the Government is spending
huge sums for the benefit -pifmi=4 'of rural people (water supplies, toilets, roads
etc.). it spends nothing on comparable amenities in Roseau. (contd. on page four)
Saturday, August 26. 1967 THE
QUEEN AND COMMONWEALTH
Prince Charles.has passed two 'A'
levels in his G.C.E.-a B in history and
a C in French. He has five '0' level
passes to his credit. (It is normal for
colleges to require three 'A. levels for
Oxford or Cambridge.)
MINISTER of Transport Barbara Castle
has been voted the most popular Cabinet
Minister in an opinion poll run by the
London Evening Standard. Very tough
with her own Civil Cervants, she is known
at the Ministry of Transport as "the cat
among the pigeons".
BAHAMAS: Prime Minister Lyndon Pindlig
in an interview published in Carib Hori-
zons expressed great dissatisfaction with
the Governor, Sir Ralph Grey and Commis-
sioner of Police Nigel Morri.n, Both he
said are "closely attached" to the Oppos-
ition United7: Party.
NIGERIA.: While Military Ruler, Col.Go-wori
states that '.his federal troops are.en-
circling Ehugu, the capital of the break-
away Eastern Province of Biafra, Lt.Col.
Ojukta of the East claims gains in the
Western region and the complete conquest
of the Mid-West. However, the 31 year
old military administrator of that region
announced Sunday from Benin that Mid-West
'sl seceding from the Fedenrtion and is
independent of Biafra. Russia and Czecho-
blavakia have been supplying arms to the
Federal Government' in giant Soviet trans-
port planes to the Northern Capital of
Kano. Cargo includes: about 20 MIG-15 jet-
fighters. Biafra reported raiding Kano
airport and destroying a number of Migs,
but Gowan claims that only one was slight-
HONG 3OITG: After the Government last
week shut down three Ghinese language
newspapers, the Chinese Government in
Pekin told Britain that the ban must be
removed or she must"take the conseqgegiem
The ban was not removed and the British
Legation in Pekin was promptly sacked and
fired by Red Guards. Border incidents on
the Hong Kong-Chinese frontier continue;
but order has been restored in Kowloon
(mainland) and Hon -Kong island.
RHODESIA- lan Smith's white ruled state
clashed with African guerilla units last
week-on the Zambian border, claim to have
ki2.Z14, captured 8 others. Two Rhode-
sians reported killed.
BRITISH HONDURAS: B.H. and Guatemala have
agreed to abide by arbitration by three
Central American neighbours in their an-
cient border dispute. -..
GIBRALTER: Before the U.N. Committee on
Colonialism on Thursday, Britain totally
STAR Page Three
rejected al-L.Spanish claims to Gibralter.
U.K. U.S.S. :.A._ tc-line" such as
exists between U.S.A. and Russia and
France and"Russia will shortly be set up
between Io.10Downing Street (The Prime
Ministect' residence) and the iKrelin.
AGRICULTURAL SPOSIUTM MONDAY
The-ambitious Agricultural Sympos-
ium starts on Monday its theme: "The
Dynamics of Agriculture" should awaken
farmers, big and small to the need to
improve and modernise our techniques, in
order that Dominica can compete both for
locally consumed foodstuffs and in export
with the markets of the more efficient
outer world. Top agriculturists from
home and abroad will give papers which
will be replied to by working farmers
and discussed afterwards in depth,
Lectures on Soils, papers on Inter-crop-
ping, Land Usage, and Farm Planning,
Agricultural Finance, Ma'rketing of Root:
(kops, New Trends in Agronomy, and a
whole day on the subject of The Indust-
trialization of Agriculture should stim-
ulate all farmers to go all out and
revoTutionieo our old slow uneconomic
NO FRUIT-PICKERS FOR CANAD
Six Dominicans last week were all pre-
pared to go to Canada to help with the
Ontarion Tomato Crop at the invitation
of Rev. Hummel, one-time "Surbrooka"
Minister in Dominica. He was going to
pay their passages and they would get
$1.25Can /hour for three months work.
The Ontario Govt. had agreed, passports
were obtained but, at the last moment
they were informed through the Labour
Commissioners Office that the Canadian
Federal Govt. would not allow them to
enter since no official agreement on
farm labour had been signed between
Canada and any of the Associated States.
SAttempts to help them were made by civil
servants and even the Governor himself-
to no avail. All were from the North
and one Carib worker was expecting to
PEOPLE: Ag.D.G.S.eoadmaster, Barbadiat
Gordon Medford (who has been in DominiL'c
over ten years) has accepted and taken
up duties as Education Officer, Turks &
Caicos Is.:'"*Father Lonake of St.Alphon-
sus Church, Pottersville, will in Sept--.
ember take over small parishes in Nevis.*
Alick Giraud Thursday, showed HE. and
Mrs. Guy the bakery and Eric's- nearly
completed biscuit factory. **M':'r.Peterson
Nicholas, DATLU-2nddVice-President, will
attend the I.F.C.T.U. Seminar to be hold
at Plater College, Oxford, Sept.11-29,196?.'
Page Four 1 T a c., S' T o >
OLD', NEW THEN OLD WA-IN by A,W, ANDROCLES' (cbntd.fr.p.2) I wiSh now to
emphasize one very obvious deficiency
I have been experiencing the most p one e of tho Codci.It
in the operations of the Council. It
strange sensations ila my journey from partly accounts for the bad state of the
onminica.through the States and then -
Dinni through the States land then Council's finances. This is inefficiency
finally my re-entry into the land of y and it is most ex pifid i the matter
bi th, Irla. and it is most Oexamplifiad in. the matter
Sof streeoot maintenance.
Firstly, the great United States of of street maintena
First of all, those concerned with
Anmrica had-become a fairy-tale legend to
street maintenance appear to know nothing
me,. I was full of great expectations. w oeve abou sub I have
I thought that paradise lay amongst those whatsoed er about tho subject, I have
s-scraper: but what id I in? roticod timo and agTin how repairs run dow:.
ska-scrapers: but what did I find? N'w im
York is big.beyond all expectations, to in a short time. Thore is no skill in th
a. stranger the view of New York skyline work. Within. four to six weeks after re-
ia one of stupendous-incredulity. I was- pairs, one can see the whole thing breaking.
terrified by all the vastness, made dizzy up, for it had been badly done. The
by those concrete hei:'Ata. The city Council has lost the art (it once had it)
naturally was teeming with people all do- of repairing streets. Cannot someone be
ing something very fast. The shops taITnd in the proper way of repairing po0-
brought beautiful visions- of clothes, holes and cannot someone who knows about
food .tc, things that I had forgotten had ,masonry be employed to do mason work? I
ever existed, but with all this I was not am not knowledgeable in this line, but I
ipressed----just s-cared, scared of what can see that the work done is- almost always
all this fast civilization-was doing to bad and therefore n ney wasted.n
the inhabitants of the land. The other type of inefficiency which
I had a chance to see for myself of strikes and irritates is that relating to
how this-kind of life cn affect the the timely repair of pot-holes to prevent
ordinary man and woman. I stayed 60 milestheir going further. This is never done
Outside New York in the second wealthiest and a repair gang is seen only when a
town in. America, Westport, Connecticut. street becomes impassable. Why cannot tho-'
On the surface a beautiful town, with be a gan4'to go over the town every day
magnificent houses which I would have repairing streets as the holes begin to'
willingly transported to Dominica where appear? Would this not be cheaper than
their setting would have completed their allowing ruts to become channel-ways before'
beautiful architecture. Each house had repairing them? Why must they wait until
two cars big every modern convenience springs of vehicles become in danger 6f
you can think of just had tt be there, breaking before attention is given to what,.
Every garden had a. set of wings and a at an early st.ge, is a small job? Incide -
Barbecue, there seemed to be no original all can anyone say why the Council allo,-
-ty; but on the other hand were the peoplePersons connecting to the water and sewer
who lived inside thCat.model house happy?systems to make spring-breaking and body
The answer unfortunately is "no",. I have jolting drains in the streets without being'
sever seen so much unhappiness, broken called upon to fill them immediately and
marriages, men and women spending half as the filling settles. Surely, other
their week consulting the psychiatrist, citizens cannot be made to suffer because
constant rush, rush, rush. This was not of the carelessness and insouciance of new
for me, and I happily boarded the plane builders. It is the Council's duty to stc"
at Kennedy Airport to arrive at a very this. Is it asking too much of the Counc. .
cold, dismal homeland. Luckily the Irish A.W. -
Welcone- :CAD MILE FAIETE (a hundred thou- -- city was adorned with small beds 0
sand welcomes)--is a warm one which made flowers; I wondered how they could ever
up for nature's salutation to an old bloom in such a watery,cold sun* But yet,
o.migrant. Ireland is- still as green as something was wrong. The city looked the
I remembered her, still as beautiful, her same on the surface, though gone were the
mountains and valleys again proving that familiar lancdark---pulled down either to
che is-the Emerald Isle. But for me there make a street wider and safer, or just
is yet another Emerald Isle set in that because the house took up too much space
glorious blue warm Caribbean! and a much larger block of flats or office
'ubli4 her capital city, looked gay; could be built in its place. Dublin always.
she was welcoming not only ne but many, seemed suffice; so now when I hear the o..
many visitors from abroad, for one of the people say, Dublin was not like this in
most popular tourist attractions, the the olden-days, I'm beginning to know whi.
Dublin Horse Show. The centre of the they mean.f Yet, what was wrong for me?
(contd.on next col.) The answer is a short aod s' plI~one)
N O T I C E
The following 17 day Excursion
fares will be introduced from 1st
September, 1967 subje ct to Govern-
?OUND TRIP EXCURSION
............ $ 6.00 "
............ $67.20 "
These low fares will be available on
an all year round basis.
PICARD EST. LTD
1/1 AGENT BWIA/LIAT
CARIBAIR SERVICES RESTRICTED
It is learned from an authoritative
sotiG~ that, contrary to popular expect-
ation, the 14 services weekly that Carib"
,air will be offering from September 1st
will not be allowed to carry passengers
,for travel between the islands of the
Eastern Caribbean which are now served
by LIAT/BWIA. The local British West
Indian Air Services are members of. the
International Air Transport Association
(IA:TE and have to abide by its rules
and fare-fixing agreements: as far as is
known Caribair is not a member of IATA,
but is restricted only by agreements
made with individual governments of the
Caribair's Office is-expected to open
at Mr. Davidson Riviere's "Travelodge",
and the three booking clerks who left
Picardts to join the new set-up are at
present undergoing a course in travel
agency work in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
F 0 R S A L EK
Desirable Freehold property situated
in the Village of Massacre. Modern
3-storey building. Residential,
business and entertainment facili-
Well situated and fully equipped.
Alleyne & Francis
A.W. is continued on PAGE 11 not
on thlas: page.
CABLE ..ID WIRELESS REPORT
A year of increased activity and major
expansion of commercial services is re-
viewed in the annual report and accounts
for the year ended IMarch 31 of Cable and
Wireless (W.I.) published recently. It war
proposed during the coming year to extend
the wideband system by a tropospheric link
between Trinidad and Guyana and a VHF link
from Antigua to Guadeloupe.
Inland Telephone systems in Cayman
Islands, .~4i2errat and St.Lucia became
operational during the year; installation
was proceeding in Tortole and planning for
systems in Dominica and St,Vincent was in
hand. In Antigua installation of an Inter--
nal Telephone system on behalf of the
Government would commence shortly and the
Company was also acting as consultants to
the Government for the improvement ahd
maintenance of the Telephone system in
St.Kitts. The report states that 3,220.6'7
was realized from the sale to Cable and
Wireless Ltd of assets in Bermuda and thi
sum had been used to finance the provision
of wideband facilities in the West Indidsz
Total Telecomnunications -revenue was .
2,449,804 and profit 76,007.
In the Colihaut Village Council Elect-
ions held on Friday 18th AuEgust the -
successful. candidates woroe- EI'unnw-ul Aaront
McFarlan Daniol, Harrison Edwards, Nich-
blas Julcs and Alfred Parillon.
Outb-reak Of C.-'inc Disterrper
The outbreak of Canine Disttcro :affe-t-
ing the Doc population in Doniinica, as roe
ported earlier, ic- vry serious,
Infected dogs were brought in illegally
from Guadeloupe where the disease exists,
The public is advised that dogs arc ro-
to enter Dominica from Guadeloupe an d
Martiniquo:- S.R.O. 44/1960,
Preventative treatment in the form of
vaccination by the veterinary officer may
be obtained upon request.
Dogs should be restricted to owners'
23/8/7 J. BERNARD YAiKEY,
546/67/357Chief Agricultural Officer.
'h-turday, August 26, 1967
ST.KITTS ............. $50.00 "
Par e S:ixTH TPgtraAgs 2616
R E A D E R S VI E S
qualities that any council can achieve
Dear Madam Editor,
Police Under Fire?
Grateful if you would permit me space
under your Readers Views to ask the follow-
ing questions:- (1) Is the Chief of Police
going to issue Firearm Licences to the
65,000 inhabitants of Dominica, with this
overhanging unrest in the state; as I see
everyday people are walking into Police
Headquarters with these yellow Firearm
Application forms rushig- for approval of
a licence? (2) Are the two Police Motor,
cycles recently obtained by the Police
D:pt to be Thisped to Expo.67 in Canada?
or are they to be used by members of the
Traffic Branch checking on the ever-in-
creasing number of Traffic Offence occur
ing in Roseau and Outskirts? (3) I see
now that the Police Canteen has been
resuscitated. I wonder at whose expense,
Has the great outstanding debt been paid?
If so, by what means? Will the members
of the force still patronise it after
that recent hurricane Janet devastation
into the-funds and profit.of the canteen?
Has- the Ministry concerned gone into this
matter? In conclusion, I beg to say that
this "stately-walking"' nan has not yet
proved his: etal .since he took over from
the irnenorable predecessor. I say again
that he should go to his native home w
where he is now urgently needed.
The present Chief of Police is doing a
difficult job under very different cir-
cumstances front his predecessor:. 4e comes
incidentally, from Montaerrat, not
TDxrry- Mvn Am n r it + r
The Portsmouth Town Council will, in
my opinion, steadily approach a state of
Being dormant if the authorities con-
corned fail to regulate matters. There.
are two persons in any Town Council who
are directly responsible for the adninis-r
tration: these two leading persons are:-
(1) The.Chairman, and (2) The Town Clerk,
To have a council operating efficiently,
the chairman who is at the head of the
S department, must be energetic and possess
Sa right vision so as to lead his council-
lora in making proper decisions.
The Town Clerk must be genuine and
must implement instructions given him by
the Council speedily and without failure,
In other words, he must be conscientious-
and dynamic in the discharge of his duties
and it is only when you have these
L big THANKK UOU
Allow me at the same time to welcome
Mr. Wills Jervier and to offer him our
congratulations. Now that M, Walker
has resigned as Dominica's Education
Officer, I wish to thank him for his
services to our island. He served us:
well in several capacities, especially
on the social side. ~ family and I
wish him and his entire family GODSPEED,
and a big THANK YOU.
HUGH LAI-RENTCE, Roseau.
Dear Madam Editor,
AGAIN THANK YOU
I just wish to say these few words
to Mrs. Cynthia Watt, who has under-
currently (and still is) &ncouaging-
the young writers of our island in the
output of their short stories & poetry.
Sarturdayr, riugust 26,190677
I am Raking these statements as it
is now gLaring that the Chairman but
especially the Town Clerk are not pulli-!
their weight. I am in deep sympathy
with the chairman for he is too busy
with his Supermarket so that he has no
spare time to make a detailed investiga-
tion into the following matters:-
(1) Management of the Office; (2) Spend-
ing of the Town Fund; (3) Correcting
faults that have been long in operation
due to the lack of efficiency of former
councillors. Failure to rectify the
above will mean a stumbling block to
the Portsmouth Town Council. It has
been rumoured"that there have been sejak-
irregularities at the office of the PTC,
So much so that Government had to hold
an enquiry into the council's finance.
The result of the enquiry --was not made
known to us; but we were reliably in-
formed that the council reported that
they could not work efficiently with the
present Town Clerk, and that a certain
recommendation was presented to Govt.
We would like to draw'the attention
bf both the council and Government,
that when the Public's confidence has-
began to deteriorate, it is a very un-
healthy state of affairs, particularly
when servants holding executive posts
openly manifest their lack of appreciati.a
sincerity,'ambition, and willingness in
their jobs; disaster will surely follow,
unless the existing obstacles are taken,
care of before it is too late; I r-peat,
BEFORE IT IS TOO LLTE!
Saturday, August 26- 1967 TIE STAR P-ou eve
0 B I T U r P Y
Reginald Fitzroy Armour
Dr. Reginald Fitzroy Armour YI.D. died at the Genijal Hospital, Port-of-
Spain, Trinidad on the 21st August 1967, while recuperating from a prost-
rate operation performed on the 17th August. Drs.Armour first fell ill on
the 29th July and was treated.at the larigot hospital and subsequently at
the Roseau hospital before/sn gto Trinidad on Medical advice.,
Hi was a Trinidadian by birth having been born on the 12th of January
Dr. Amour left Trinidad in 1910 for the United Statesy where he studied
and qualified in medicine in 1917 and practiced in Boston until 1924 when
he left the United States for further studies in Saskachewan in Crnada.
From there he went to Eyons in France where he did one year in Public Health
and surgery where he obtained a diploma in this field, returning thereafter
to Saskachewan where he passed his Ecam.and became entitled to practise in
the British Commonwealth, returning to Boston where he practiced and lectured
for a while in his Old School in Public Health and surgery.
Dr. Armour left the United States for Trinidad in 1925 where he practiced
for two years before coring to Dominica in 1927.
-Dr. Armour married Margery Elsie Bryant in 1928 and had nine children of
During his 40 years stay in Dominica Dr.' Armour practiced medicine prin-
cipally in the Northern District from Coulibistrie to Castle Bruce and in
practically every district in Dominica up till 1947 when he was transferred
to Roseau where he practiced as Rural District Medical Officer until 1951
when he resigned from the Government service of the Colony, During this
period he acted Senior Medical Officer on several occasions.
Dr. Armour gave up private practice in 1953 except for some acting appoint-
mIns at the Portsmouth and Marigot hospitals in 1954 and 1956 and went North
to manage his estates.
He has left to mourn his loss, his wife, six sons, three daughters and
fifteen grandchildren in his immediate 'family, and his sister Mrs. Eugenia
Henry Richardson, his brother William Armour, and his numerous nephews,
neices and their children in-Trinidad, and all his wife's family and his
numerous friends in Dominica.
The body of the late Dr. Armour arrived in Domiinica c-- _- .cc'-y ucrning,
The funeral was held at I~,r-;ot on FriCly 't and the body taken up to
Blenheim Estate for burial in accordance with his wishe_.
The STAR extends its deepest sympathy to his wife and children, relatives
Dear Madari, Political. Bluffing
Having learnt that service on the Village Council is free, I have to object-to
this with reason.. Wednesday the 16th instant was election day for the Paix Bouche,
Moore Park, Dos D'ane, and Belle Maniere Village Council Two days prior to the
election Messrs. Armour and Lee were campaigning like NTicodemus who came to. Jewsu
by night. On the-Election day Armour had his car, Seep and truck for the whole day
going for the voters all over the place, so if it were free service, Armour would
not have twohtuffeurs to pay for free service; there must be a small-or a big
bread somewhere. I am asking the politicians of Dominica to stop bluffing Dominicans
with such political rubbish but preach politics in the real.sense of politics. I
have proved that Village Councils have become the source of political campaign for
General Election. That's how our present Government got into power and started
whipping us without ever increasing wages. When the Premier was campaigning-he
(contd. on page txCtoon)
-r, M tTHE .STAP T1tdPr ~s 2- '
i-Short Etory J JO H N P E-S SI MIfT by Swinburne Lestra
S It was a fairly big houses towards the east of Roseau, imposing; 'midst the
rather modest habitations of the rest of the neighbourhood, and paintZo a bright
pink that contrz-ted sharply with the verdant hills in the background. John's
parents had bought it only twelve months before from an.-old Antiguan widow who
had spent the better part of her life in Dominica, and John himself was particularly
fond of the back porch on the southern side of the building. T~ was there that he
spent most of his tine whether happily day-dreaming or admiring the'setting sun
as it lapsed into the horizon. It was-in that part of the building, too, that
John did most of his studying; hard and devoted studying it was, for in June he
would write the Cambridge University exams, and after that he would quit school
and join the ranks of the outside world.
SSams-were now only one week away and John became increasingly anxious. He
should have been glad that at long last they were close at hand, but he could not
help being afraid, not knowing i'hat he was afraid of. His every action and utter-
ance came in an aura of this all-prevading tension. Circumstances forced him to
do some.introspection. His parents thought he would do well, his teachers did,
and in his innermost sanctums-he did, too, but that fear kept gripping him. Soe-'
thing would go wrong, something would come up. to cheat him of the taste of success
and satisfaction; a spanner wiuld inevitably be thrown in the works. As to what
form it would take, how and when it would strike, he could only surmise wildly
John had breakfast with his family about 7.30 that morning. A, nine he would
start on his first paper. Vhen he entered the eam room, the supervisor eyed him
searchingly. The other candidates were already seated and were heading their papers.
When John had seated himself the supervisor told him disgustedly, "You believe in
being on thd nick of time, don't you?" Jbhn only smiled a smile that confirmed
the supervisor's newly conceived opinion of him a typically lackadaisical kid
S who would fail anyway !
i The exams- stretched on intermittently fo4 two weeks, During that time John
remained (fortunately) calm, assured, not unduly ruffled. His candidate friends-
could not help remarking that he was far removed from the gloom, the por-lcZ=i-:
pessimism that usually enveloped hin. Instead of strolling lazily and despoiringly
to he. exam roon he walked gaily, whistling as'he went. An exam would end and
instead of hurrying alone through the corridor, on to the playground and so to his
home, he would wait for the other candidates and excitedly converse with then, and
more astounding, he would chat with the girls too, loudly and laughingly as if they
had always been his friends.
The two weeks had come and gone, The cause of former excitement, nervousness
and fear had vanished in the twinkling of an eye. But would he do well? ---That
spanner...it came up in his mind again. He knew it would come; but where? Would
the supervisors somehow fail to dispatch his papers to be corrected? Would there
be a mistake somewhere and somehow he would be the victim? Would something happen
to the papers while they wer' on their way to England? Would his papers happen to
appear for correction at a time when the examiner was in a particularly unpleasant
state of mind, or would the examiner just somehow fail to see his points? Joln
was not at all happy. It was a long time before he told himself that, after all,
results would be two months in coning and he had better not go on worrying about
For Johntherefore, exams were over; and worries too, he wanted to .think, were
over. His life had begun anew. He was no longer a school-goer. He did not know
what the world B-elc in store for him, but somehow he complacently felt that with
unlimited time at his disposal, and fis fairly good education, added to his own
innate, unbounded zeal, he was equal to whatever was demanded of him. He had heard
of an exciting life that awaited him and his school-leaving comrades. He had heard
his school-mates talk of the thrills, the pleasures that were all part and parcel
of the outside world, he had heard them speak in glorious longing terms of the
S "freedom" that would be theirs once they had bidden au revoir to the "hard old
bench". Hohn had read the last issue of "The Axton". It was his school's newspaper
and it contained statements by some school-leavers who were supposed to answer the
question "How do you feel about leaving school?" Most of the students had spoken
panrigyrically of the life that awaited them. It was almost-monotonous the way they
(Q6ntd. on page nine)
S3-LUTdG~. rLU~USt ~i7 ~i~u;l
saturdc. cAugust 26, 1967 THE STAR Page INine
(contd.fr.opp.page) spoke of fun, freedom, fascination, excitement, enjoyment,
John could not help condemning the optimism of those school-leavers. As far
as he was concerned they were a deceived lot and their optimism was hypocritical
and ungenuine. To him, life after school'could never offer half as much as what
the other students thought it did. John knew the world, he knew his West Indian
people, and he just could not see any portents of an exhilarating life. The thoughts
and ideas of the students were all clouded by the alleged joys of independent after-
school life; their minds were warped by an exaggerated sense of "freedom".
As yet, there was no question of work for John. He never thought of getting
himself a job and settling down once and for all. He decided to idle out the time
until his results would come. As a matter of fact it was doubtful whether he could
keep his mind on a job, what with the anxiety that'possessed him anxiety over
his results:primarily but also his life as a whole. Most of the time he would
spend on his bed or in his favourite back porch,when not sleeping, indulging in day-
dreams that were always gloomy
At times, with nothing alse to do but with a still pregnant mind, he .would resort
to the coolness of the Botanic Gardens, and there try to pass away the turbulence
that threatened to tear him to pieces. He would sprawl on one of the hard, green
benches:that sparsely punctuated the overwhelming'. greenery, and try to bring him-
self back to a normal, disinterested state. He took a deeper interest in nature,
in the beautiful trees and flower in which these gardens abounded. He would try
and speak to the delightful flowers but whe": the sane sonbreness threatened to come -
out, he was constrained to a reluctant silence. He wanted to laugh, to shout to
speak with an eloquence'that he thought he possessed, but his eloquence was only in
his eyes and from then the eight parts of speech flowed out with ineffabe brightness..
His; garden-strolls would inevitably end and force him back to his more familiar-
though less suitable surroundings. Whatever medicindal- ualities Nature 7it essed
failed to work on him. His parents became concerned. Jo-:-'s persistent silence, his -
constant melancholy, and his unusual passiveness all combined.to'nake his mother
woudte~lnl s wie "eN er pniyslcally or-:mentally. Teedlesso neither the
maternal effusions of a genuinely concerned mother, nor the calm, self-assured sup.
locations that came from the paternal angle, could move John to disclose very much
of the thoughts that troubled his inner nsnctums. Sheer persistence got him to tell '
his mother something and when he said, "lri worried over exams, ma", that was- enough
Mhe had thought so, and "don't worry about that, John; get it off your mind", she
urged beseechingly. His parents exhorted him to be more alive, get-- ore fun out of
life, and stop his solitary brooding. "You remind me of some romantic hero", hi-
mother told him, reminding John and her husband that she had studied some poetry.
John was sufficiently won over to decide to venture awyr'from home, He accepted
an invitation to a party given by his fellow school-leavers; John accepted it, but:
he doubted whether he would enjoy himself,' so it was very reluctantly that he made
his way to the venue. r
"'aring his newest pair of pants a Fsim-cut dark-grey Terrylene that he was
using for the first tine, a nd a gay, lono-sleeved Calypso shirt, he sauntered along-
the cobble-stone road that would take him to the fete. As he walked he admired the
stately palm trees that forced a permanehtt guard-of-honour for all road users, the
melodious notes of the tropical birds, and the feel of the cold wind that dishevelled
his caefully oEi-ed hair. Soon, the distant strains of the gramophone would be just.
barely and would drive the pleasantness of his surroundings into oblivion.
When he arrived the party was already in full swing and he slipped in unnoticed.
He kept gazing at the floor, the walls, a4 if he was seeing things, and at the
friends he had knownlor the better part of his life, as if they were creatures from
sone nearby planet. At the end of the piece some of his friends came up to him.
They were all concerned about his reserve, noting that he did not even call out to
his friends; did not even call at the bar for a drink, having come in late, and worst
of all, that he looked so inappropriately glum and gloomy.
Somehow he succeeded in getting them tp leave him alone. He drove then off tact-
fully and pacifically, but once they were gone him thoughts were his and he proceed-
ed to lanbast then in the severest way. No doubt, he thought, that was the type
of excitement that they had spoken of, the kind of freedom that they had longed for,
contend on page 12) /
e9. T3n -THE- STAR 'Saturday, August 26, 1967
'e~-~~9. T~n THE STAR
W;;ll, dear readers, here we are back year as a reporter on a Swansea newspaper.
again with our SPOON RIVER oblss, Here He then risked his chances in London(after
are our selections for this week:- being rejected as medically unfit for the
FELIX SCHMIDT Army) where he made a precarious living
by doing odd jobs for newspapers before
It wassonly a little house of two rooms- becoming a reputed script-writer and broad-
Almost lilLe a child's play-house-- caster for the BBC. He exerted ac.magnetic
With scarce five acres of ground found influence on all his readings of poetry on
And I had so many children to feed radio and gramophone, having a warm and
And school and clothe, and a wife who was powerful voice;
sick In 1937 he married Caitleen Mcnamara, a
From bearing children, niece of Augustus John the painter. His
One day lawyer Whitney came along death in the USA in 1953 was hastened.
S And proved to me that Christian Dalln.an, J.M. Brinnin,-the American critic who sup&er,-
S Who owned three thousand acres of land, vised his tou=r in the USA, has- given a
Had bought the eighty that adjoined me vivid output 'of them in DVYLAN THOLMA IN
In eighteen hundred and seventy-one AMERICA. We can say of 'hin that as a 1m2
I-or eleven dollars, at a sale for taxes, (according to his life history) he was
While my father lay in his mortal illness.always: honest and sincere....
So the quarrel arose and I went to law. His-poems can be divided into three
But when we came to the proof, categories! firstly, those that are almost
A survey of the land showed clear as day surrealist; 2nd, those few that are straig.-
That Dallmants tax deed covered my ground forward; aai-,yd, those that present nos.-
And my little house of two rooms, talgic memoieoo of his childhood or regret'
It served me right for stirring him up, of the death of people near him.
I lost my case and lost my place. Personally, I apeciate POE ~ i ,.
I left ghe court room and went to work OCTOBER"', "EP'rT Hl-", I DETH EAlL Ai*
As Christian Ballman's tenant. NO DOM1ITION."
* IN myopinion, the poet showeth the
ARCHIBALD HIGBIE man. C.W.
'I.. loathed you, Spoon River. I tried to Poem TO A VWEST INDIAN DEFINER
rise above you,
I was ashamed of you. I despised you Your intellect feels discontent
SAs the place of my nativity. With having and not labelling.
And there in Rome, among the artists, Three million people
Speaking Italian, speaking French, and our several territories,
I seemed to myself at times to be free Afiriaa England America Portugal and Spain
Of every trace Df my origin. India and France China Syria
I seaeod to be reaching the heights of artBlack brown, yellow pink and cream
.nd to breathe the air that the masters Young middle&adged decrepit vital,
breathed, John-Cunnu Kelee Carnival
And to see the-world with their eyes. Hosein La-IIargueite and Independence Day
But still 1y titE pass my work and say: ; r English hynrscreole proverbs
"What are you driving at, my friend? Steelband calypso rock'n roll
Sometimes the face looks like ApolleW, Anancy stories obeah and Christ,
At others it has a trace of Lincoln's., The village brih and yacht regattas:
There wap no culture, you know, in Spoon Poverty clny-pigeon shooting
River, Slavery bastards laughter riots -
And I burned with shame and held my peace. 1V uncle's waistcoat and his gardener's_
And :-iat could I do, all covered over Labba creek-water flying-fish
An-d- weighted down with western soil, Bush-tea hot-dogs and coca cola
Except aspire, and pray for another Black-pudding roti cuckoo dalpourri,
S Birth in the world, with all of SpooXs .ir: brought and hurricane, mountain soil andsE',
Rooted out of my soul? All these, all these and more you wish
to fix in one quick-drying definition,
DYLAN THOMAS ONE OF THE NINE MODERN POETSYou must not try to' cram us all
Into your little box;
Dylan Thomas was born in Saansea, where Your definition must perforce be false
his father taught English at the Grammar Or we are dead.
School. His prose work shovwus how -- orvin Mor.ric tJai.ic.)
fascinating his: home-town was to him as a
Sboy. When he left school he worked for a DON'T FORGET YOUR "S T A R "'"
(contd.on next col.)
Saturday, August 26, .1967 THE
A.W.(contd.fr.p.4) I was a stranger in.
my own land. I may be Irish by birth,
but I've been ~way too long, my thoughts
are different; I've become a West
Indian. I look to find a familiar and
friendly faoe; they rare not there. I
feel sad, nostalgic for my little green
isle which nestles so happily, which
spurns all the trimmings of civilization
and yet which is always so contented,
warned by its own tropical sun.
Yet, I will learn to live (or should
I say exist) for the next few months,
hoping that the weather is not too un-.
kind to me, and then return once more
o' the land of my adoption,
THE AGRICULTURAL SYMPOSIUM, 1967
breathes the dynamics of Agri-
WHEREt:- St. Gerard's Hall,.Roseau.
WIEN :- Commencing at 10.Ot a.n, on
the following days:-
Aug. 28, 29, Sept. 4,5,11,12.
WHAT :- Scientific papers on:-
Intercropping and Agronomy of
bananas citrus, coconuts,
Land Use and Laad Tenure;
Financing agriculture through
Producers- associations and
Issues involved in promoting
a domestic market;
Processing and marketing of
Canning of agricultural pro-
duce for the domestic and
WHY :4 to create a new and moving
agriculture in Dominica.
WHOQ :- Participants will be:- Univers-
ity of the West Indies, Trop-
ical Products, London; UI-TBAN;
Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Agri-
cultural Division, Banks, Law,
Commerce, Farmers and
AS A CONTRIBUTOR TO DISCUSSION ON
THE VIEWS PRESENTED
STXER Page Elevon
966. F. No. 189
In the Supreme Court of the Windward
Islands and Leeward Islands.
SSTA'TE OF DOMINICA.
K tnnAt.h Errol Denis Fisher
Manager and Attorney of
Royal Bank of Canada
To' be Sold pursuant to an Or-
made by the Honourable Mr. Justice
Allan Louisy on the 27th day of
February, 1967, upon the Application i
of the above named Plaintiff for thi-
Sale of the Defendant's land under
Section 4 of the Judgments Ordinance
Cap.10. on /Monday .the 28th day of
August, 1967, at 3,00 o'clock in the
1) A portion of land situate in the
Village of Wesley, in the Baric~ of
St.Andrew, in the-Colony of Dominica,
containing-1884 square feet and bounded
as follows-- On the North-East by Public
Road, On the Sbuth-East by land of Fil-
dasin Prosper, On the Sbuth-West by
Public Road, 'and On the North-east by
land of Hartley Edward.
Particulars and. conditions of sali
may be obtained from Niss Vanya
Dupigny of Chambers, 6 Kennedy Avenue
Roseau, Dominica, the Solicitor
having the Carriage of She Sale and
at the place of sale.
Dated t1 11th day of April, 1967.
BRITISH RECTOR FOR ST. KITTS'
A. British Clergyman, the Reverend
Frederick Ernest Charman, is to take
over the Rectorship of St.Thomas-with-
Holy-Trinity, Middle Island, St.Kitts,
later this year, and is to hold the
Rectorship for four years.
Registrar and Provost
Hbpe you enjoy the SPOON RIVER selections-
for this week. Turn to page Ten for S.RE
Page Twelve TEE STAR Saturday, August 26, 197b
JOHN PESSIMIST (contd.fr.p.9) but it did. OU2 TO by Cardida-
not suit him. John thought that this "Delia boy, you see the posters yet? Dy
should be no more than the occasional the cinema? Girl thley'have some swell
diversion of a busy people. How long pictures it look like. Boy,'I bound to
could this kind of thing go on? Could see them all, especially Dr.Zhivago. I
they go on having parties throughout the going every time they playing it."
day, throughout the rest of their lives? ""Who say you will see-.them all? You forgeT
This whole thing was. ridiculous,h. though-j -ou have a young baby?" '"You toc stupid I
he could not tolerate it and the sooner he When I cannot go at night, I go to matin-'_,;c
escaped from it the better for him. This conversation was overheard at an
The.others saw him leave and called out Eric's depot. The cinema .-lovinggirl had
to hint but it was useless. He was: gone come in to buy six tennis-rolls, had in
into his own world, no doubt, borne there fact already ordered them;, then, carofully
by"ihis-sombre, lurid ideas. In the eninigichecking over her money, she asked for
wio7 Tolmhn resigned himself to life in his three rolls instead. "They'll get one
own home, with his own self and his own each tonight, I going to cut down on my
thoughts. The world of the others was not bread money, because is not every time
for him. If they could see any glory in Charles giving me cinema money, so I will
it, good for them; he could not. What he buy less bread. The children will have to
could'see was a trying and demanding time eat what they get."
ahead. One that required the human being Well what do you think of that I Sure, ever
to work to live, and one that subjected one loves fun. But to deprive your child -
the human personality to trials and tri- ren of what is necessary, be it bread' fi'"
bulations-, good times and bad; one that meat, or provisions, just to enjoy ones-
was filled with overbearing vicissitudes self is the last act of selfishness; and
that presented themselves as a challenge I can truthfully say not selfishness alor_
to the human prowess, Whoever could best it is downright inhuman. Something inhu-ua..,
stand the challenge of life would inevi- is a beast, and sometimes efen worse for
tably do best. To talk of life as being even beasts take care of their young I
merely hilarious:, and pleasantly fantastic It's true they don't have to go to picture;-
was: deceitful and Utopian, parties, and dances, therefore have all thz.
John told himself that he had tried to time to care their young. I don't mean to
live like the others, and having failed, preach a sermcni; I also have my faults,
could accept the fact that their life was (who doesn't?). But what I want to draw
not for him. He was anlost solaced by attention to is that many parents actually
this admission, but he remembered that his.sacriiice their children just to gratify
results were barely two weeks away and their own pleasures. Last week, I spoke
that fact plunged him back into his habi- about the parents who loll about the stror:
tual gloom and pessimism. and doorsteps gossiping; .not only are thci:
-- children liable to get knocked down by a
vehicle -sometimes the parents have not
WINDUARD ISLANDS BANANA REPSEAPCH SCHEME even bothered to prepare their meals for
FIELD ASSISTANT them at the proper time. Suddenly,at the
last-minute, one can hear, "Ay,ay,-it so
Applications are invited for the late? What I going to cook for the clildre:-
post of Field Assistant, Dominica. Duties (Sometimes there is also a husband). They
will be to assist the Field Officer of break off from their gossip long enough to,
the territory in carrying out field ex- dive into sbne shop, buy a bottle of cokes
periments on bomanaa-and associated work, and bread or cake, distribute itto the
Qualifications: required are a diploma children (and husband, if there's one)
fromE.CF.I. or other suitable academic
froE.C.F.I or other suitable academic saying meanwhile, *I stay so long by the
quification ntractbay looking for fish; when I ketck up my-
The appointment will be on contractself it was so late, so take this; tonight
gratuity ternsm for three years-in the II'11 make one cooking." Terrible, isn't it
first instance (but secondnent consideredY I am cd=tain it is not "what the doctor
SPlary in the rangeS50O x 25 -750. ordered."' No wonder we have had so many
obuse not provided but assistance given cases of malnutrition and other children';
where rental is in excess of 10%of salary. aches and pains in the "town proper".
Applications with the names of Instead of rushing to the cinema, to parti'7
referees must be forwarded to the Officer- dances, football ganes, cricket etc.,; if
in-Charge, Windward Islands Banana Researcht little-more time were given to their
Scheme, P.O.Box 115, Castries, St.Lucia, children's needs (not lovely dresses alone)
W.I. not later than 3qst August, 1967. there would be less"child-accidents" on
2/2.the streets, and less turmoil in the honeo
Saturday, August 26, 1967
.BRADSHAl a wore held
-.... .... Z. .... wore held
-- before the inauguration of statehood-
and my party won a decisive victory.
some provisions in the Constitution have
been misunderstood by lther Caribbean
territories. One is that a defeated can,.
didate cannot be nominated for a seat in
the same legislature for which he was
defeated. Dr. Herbert ran as a candidate
and lost. He was however nominated by
the Opposition. The Governor, acting on
advice- refused to ace pt *th nomination,
From January, the -Opposliton began a
vilification campaign on the Government,
and there was danger of ltreches of the
peace. The Government approved a Bill
which provided that no public meetings
should be held without a police permit-
Tbe object was to make provision for
maintaining order. Dr. Herbert ignored
this law and held meetings without a
permit. He was prosecuted along with
others:but has challenged the validity
of the law, a challenge which is now before
There was an armed insurrection in
Anguilla on May 30th; a state of emergency
was declared and some persons detained for
security reasons. An attempt to over-
throw the Governmant by force began in
St.Kitts on June 10th. The insurgents
were eventually repelled by Police and
some of them were captured. Charges of
sedition and conspiracy have been brought
against some persons who will stand trial
at the next Assizes.
Improvement of the Anguilla infrastruc-
ture calls for more money than is avail-
able. Included in our plans for Anguill4
in 1967-1968 are the erection of a power
station, completion of ice and cold
storage, surfacing and lengthening of the
airport, and a dial system of telephones.
Englishmen are particularly prone to
denigrate black W.I. leaders, especially
when they have had to make Englishmen
understand that there is no special law
or privilege for them.
I hope for an amicable settlement.
However, I am of the opinion that there
is need in the Caribbean area for a region-
al mobile security force to assist legal
governments against insurrection or
** ** ** ** :
"BARBADOS BEACON" ON THE ANGUILLA.
:If Anguilla were strategically import-
ant and were faced with the possibility
of a communist take-over, we have no
doubt that the British Government would
(contd. on next col.)
TAR rge ulirtbeo
THE ANGUILLA SITUATION not be shelter--
ing under a mere technicality Tl-:t
Government, with the U.S. Government
urging action from the sidelines, would
have found a way to intervene long ago.
We say this merely to point out the
absurdity of the British Government
pretending that such mini-states can be
left to look after themselves in all rese
pects. They are much too small, and in
the absence of a Federation embracing
all of them, there might be chaos;and
anarchy at any time. In situations like
this, it is very possible for sone poli-
tical leaders in the position of Mr.
Bradshaw to go-too far. We have a deep
respect for Mr.Bradshaw and the role he
has-played in'the struggle of the working
classes of St.Kitts for higher living
standards. But we have an even deeper
respect for democratic rights and funda-
mental freedoms. The younger leaders in
this Area could well take a leaf out df
the book of Sir Grantley Adams. We have
heard some of them criticise Sir Grantley
for being "too humble" and not throwing
his weight around enough. But that is
the measure oT the greatness of the man.
Power has never gone to his head, and at
a time when he could have held on to the
reins of both Government and trade union,
like other leaders in the Area, he pre-
ferred to do what he considered wise and
right, even though his influence'might
have been undermined as a result.
Mr. Bradshaw's image has been badly
tarnished by the strong-arm measures:he
has adopted, and we hope for the sake of
good government in his country and the
restoration of civil rights that there
will soon be an end to the state of emerg-
ency, and the Opposition will either be
tried immediately before the Courts or
JAMAfICA CONFERENCE: On Monday evening
Lord Shepherd returned to Britain from
the Jamaica Conference on Anguilla indis,
gust saying that no agreement was in sjgt
and it must be left to the Caribbean count-
ries themselves. Premier Bradshaw went on
the air Friday last week and said that
Anguilla was in the hands of "Gangster
elements", but Anguilla boss stated that
his island had been offered $1--M by ganmb
ling interests -- and turned it down. In
the meanwhile the St. Kitts legislature
passed a new (retroactive) Emergency
Powers Bill.ta replace the previous in-
effective one: P.A.M. leaders Dr. Billy
Herbert, Geoffrey Boone and 4 others were
promptly rearrested, after a brief but
vocal spell of freedom.
Page Foriteen TIS ZA C.t daly, August 26, 196'7
Dr. +Marctn Iuther King enters .Southere tr.- .
tia, .rad:uli ;iip (C'nierence hc.adqufrarters :-'mi' lv 4y"t .
before sc. dic. et.r his most nlitant speech Im. A .
; -,: .,.... -. -_ ,J
late on big city piiiblms iin tie united< i Stae Th -
,:onferene was held ir Atlanta. Georgla lhst ,k. "k':;' t
J.I King called for e r. to dopt "c itl ci ....
'. oh a, massive scale. The sign beside Irm Ie I A.n
was taped to the doir o the headquarters h- iig. K
aD3 F. HAS A BIRT1FAM
0,C? -.tj~ M~gjg a~iiid
:-' .I 1:-,a D' '" -'-er PForce celeb-
rates it? first annieresary
-on ':,-'t -:Ser 16" b+ut the real
-el.b:tion+ :ll1 take place
,il"- a Dance '. Septte:,I at 0 0
`1 ."-. v.) on ibe-
I th' e Iean.le. l the" O, |
,a+jr sezl. Qoh. \non ast opC*, K
an .recl for :.'fundis so that
the Goron me aJ otain its ovn
iDflmr. z aL ", :eS for A, -3 a .
.3is::. lon.tX .butoi to the i. r..J
00, A apecial shield
,.... be.-+ de igne and mall
_ll clrrja tth n iames ol asny
*.ate .. sm t.- 0 or morev a
-The ah*il a.t, tll, o course ,
Conrita-utlons shouldl be
ent o ~tven i. n to the -0 O
at PolcE r ec-'artes' a Z 'roseau
i'l tis- g ncre rM hopi-J ,e to
Pzome &>.-, ?itlt 1. o4' an wellC'
AT Ii2 ;A
Dst're Eser le 1e ;%rce..
G.on t,: t cc>a'. ,lpo .':.; *f >"tef
;Io o; P, y-at ccFount nI 6i;.: .i c' well-o
j.t .& 9 t ..+ "... C ibvrt
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MADE IN DOMINICA
On ':--,icu'ay afternoon, Dominica's first
's.ctor>y-built pre-fabricated low-cost house
a :., exhibited on a site near Rookaway to a
solectld group of ARio F. OceuPA-oN
men and officials,
t..E~ The Go'vernor w3d .
-.a C Guy: were t he
tirst to be ahown f
t thtwo-bedroom and
"-.ich is eq iou -..eI -,
with kitchen sink, I
f:. er-,ol oset .and. rin-
sio ooera Two
0e0- 212tC houses caEn
be erethed in a
on A te whioh has alreaeTd t-.yn prepared
and the ftouticma Iio iE.1i0ae beams of rein-
supports, then concrete support posts are er-
ected and bolted, at to the base beams..Between
th+e bea~ ift slaba for walls e"e slid into
place, txrd the wooden pro-fabri~a ted door and
vin!mdow -rrAti;na are similarly ,;land. Wooden
floors in 10ft aqualre sections are fitted,
bchkw cSt,'Sn ,,al
.. are placed and
.bolted and the
i ing is position-
d 4 in the usual
S..m ra Inside par-
rdooxrn ar0e all
*.. r ll-r.oduced
and quickly er-
e acted, and all
plumbingg is stan-.
n. l. Price ?
' Saturd-y, August 26, 1967
THE S'TAR Page Fifteen
1T 2 t .ih "P 7 EART by rP
SOUL ,7.' IV':.
.- i;wi;PtNcG 4 he'l be the ct w. ; 7' 0
VRHAT A WAY TO WiD The iprewes
TV j ;-
.Last week we spoke of the Soul Sound
and :aentioned a -numiber of tor names i a
the lbu.siess.- The big qnesti on some
time ago wt.as w-ho wou-ld be the "soul sir-
Vvovr",,ll the rhytibm. ad hlibes singer who
would rirvivie and la.8st -- like ESviis
Prrcsley- has surrrived since the days o f
Rock 'n 1.oll i'n th? 1950l-,. Mi-n of the.
top nlmes were put to the poll by one of
ther or;lfds ieAi-.i5o pop ,~.wi.s4neis, Hjit
Parader; a.nd i E trr 1. thorough investig-
ation the vote l-has Ieen given to Otis
Otis is now Palso producer -nd man-
ager. One of his artists is i t,!hur Conly
whose "Swe5fet Seul Amisic"' is produ ced by
(et5ding, "Satisfmttion", ,a o, lingl
Stones hit, isa also one of 4.t4djing's pro-
-- he flod oS a. top l1es1S r ||fj ductions, Of all his hit records his
." ; :? Y. k, now, a wed- u t favourite is respectt sung by Areth.
1i'g yith no to'? What am. I e singing group, -. He says that the firgt maic
':vi~g? Arw a Virginia Thr e s.Viramr;-, i:,b been he heard tiatht impressed him was a c.l-
... signed -fo tihtr dramatic
i,:,?I ess dne -or k~.ow as Pac- :,n-: c-;t. ~p.s,
,Suane ( t.1 i' Cr"'-'", -r.,-.n a bout the e Gnch di cussSed dif-
o;iltey) is toing to ':et msrr j r '- n,.; t.rns i;... fertece beto:en rock r r oll and rhythm
Si ed, .i ys.i t'g to '-"...t. in i tyarvt K-!. 1' tenct .r a c .
Id. iNtin.he : .ith and iigi rs ig and blue, Otis s;aid, "gverybodv thinks,
,-. t '-.i, i" there? uring a.i ho-,hr o- that all ,o Logs ,y coloured people a r a
e r tn' rnd vhthat hymns
e-rt-rattli. is that "i or,,it ,h-tfh n blues but that.s I nt. true,
:4 ore wl. gt mrrid last . .eas James 8rorn, or in.stane, has a rock 'n
*-rg.. o -i'. u j i si; o i', th.i roll bet and c p-n sing slow pop solngs,.."
.vil c.-r'm-n unleg s oe r.--.c'ed:, I.' ''' s -Mny people think it a great pity that
;,-t r wn-t t<, v[j "5 th; I ..V. iShe record shops in \oaeZ'l never sCeem to
S ,,' ...I kne I .t-- rider rcede.is of pop tttsic in 45 rpmI
o...' ; w -. -. --*; d t'ddin a. It 'itwill discs -- only cl.yp'goe,.
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m A t"~.nL t o ,:- 5 A 4 .i *^ / -
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-... t~ 17 (rbihean Quten, attractive
Ti. L-'-i'tr Yoi kei m" St. Lucia,
Eage Sixteen THE STAR oata- tS LA 1,,.I7
sA OT 'CRICKET-CLOSE SEVERELY CENSURED..--M. C. C.
.. ---o8-- -has sveel..kLirets s1ippe
Football Div.11. FURORE A second div- Brian Close for grave tine-wasting tact-
match' between current table-toppers Cru- i~a when facing defeat from Warwickshire
saders and Domfruit Rovers ended premature- last weeh, Close was held entirely res-
ly on Tuesday about 10 mins, before the ponsible for what was considered unfair
scheduled end. Crusaders started the play. It is nott yet known how much the
match with a bang and before the Rovers censure will affect his chances of cap-
knew what was happening, were 2-up in the training EnglEnd in the W.I,.* On the eve
lead. Rovers harried the Crusaders goal, of the 3rd test"the Pakistanis drow their
were repelled time and again by the stout match against Uorcestershire. Scores:-
defense of Elwin & eo., but at half time Paks.369 for 9 decl'd and 225 for 5
had reduced the lead to 2-1. It was (Hanif 118), Worces.313 (Graveney 99,
Rovers who started off with a bang in the D'Oilviera 96) and 142 for 6-** In the
2nd half and dominated play for quite 3rd test'between England and Pakistan at-
some time. Baron equalised with a penalty the Oval, Pakistan s were all out for 216
kick. Both sides fought hard for the win- in their 1st innings, Mastaq scored 67,
ning goal and then Referee E.Casimir Saeed 38; Arnold took 5 for 58, Higgs 3
awarded Crusaders a penalty after one of for 61, Titmus 2 for 26. At close of play
the Rovers had clearly handled the ball. England were 257'for 3; Graveney 77,
Seldom has a penalty-kick brought such Barrington 129 no. (His 19th tect: Centur"'
crowds to the goal area. The Rovers ***Warickshire and former England captain
stubbornly refused to allow the kick to Mike Smith is retiring at the end of the
be taken, their G.K.. refusing to stay in season for business reasons.
the goal. The Referee ended play and pro- READERS VIEWS- -Tontd.fr.p. 7"1 preach .o
raised to report the matter to DASA.*** to us that wages would be $3.00 upwards,
DONFRUIT ROVERS beat SAINTS 3-1 on Sat- He has increased it by only 30 ce.nts- anc
urday. Match had little by way of excite- mark you, this 30 cents is for'P.A.Y.E.
ment. Goal-scorers were Domfraid (2) A.pound of Beef front 750 to $1.10, little
Baron and Jno.Baptiste for Rovers and aprtar from 120 to 250, sugar from 15 to
E.Jame s for Saints.***CELTIC UNITED en- a22. Consider a poor m&n with 3 children
joyed a scoring spree against DGS on and a wife living on $2.30 a day. I hope
Sunday. Perhaps-it is hard to believe that in the future Dominicans-will vote
that DGS scored first and at half-time conscientiously. -
the efork.'was 1-all. In the 2nd half the lrEEaTE BRUM~NT, Moore P.rk,
Unit ds:poured 6 goals into the school's
net. O* n Thursday COMBERIMEPE went to There is nothing.incorrect in political
the top of the Div.1 table with a 3-0 win campaigning for any election and the use
over BLACKBURNS. The game on a whole was of cars to drive voters is legal (the
disgracefully poor, marked as it was-by voters still vote in secre .the Village
bad passing, inadequate ball-control, Council is the nursery of democratic
lack of understanding and poor goal-shoot- government. Ed.
ing. The 1st half ended 0-0 but in the
2nd, Emmanuel, ,Larocque and P.John scored MEHS B.IT4
for Combermere, all from good shots hat Trinidad folk-lore champions' gave a
left Air.d little chance of i hg" then. well received performance at the St.
NETBALL: DOMINICAN1 TROUNCE ST. iTTS Gerardts Hall on Thursday night before
In the opening match of the 19c7 Netball a large crowd. Sang not only folk songs,
tournament Dominica beat Antigua 44-17. but also some sweetly rendered ballads,
Dixon was in brilliant form and e. like"Sbmewhere Ivy love" & "Tonight".
ably aided by Laronde. The full team, M.C. JnoRose was very amusing (not delib-
D.Didier (Player-Manager), D.Hurtault arately ** *Church Lads Brigade & Boy
(Captain), A.John, J.Dixon, J.Donfraid, Scouts heat the :retreat in Windsor Park
M.James, C, Laronde, J.Nicholas, V.Philip Thursday night at suhdown.***
M.Rock, V.Toussaint, and A.Hurtault, ANGUILLA: -U.S. Lawyer ProfFisher, pro-
left Dominica for Montserrat on Wednes- posed to U.N. Colonial Committee that
day. Star shooter Jean Dixon, withdrawn Anguilla become independent with the
from the team for alleged gross insubord- U.Nations x-esponible- for Defenae and
nation to DASA, was subsequently pardon- External Affairs.
ed after a leniency petition from sports" -.E STAR CATERS FOR YOUR STUiDAY RELAX-
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