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_1E George Blake, 'ho escaped
from ab British prison last year, having serTed
5 years out of 42, turned up in Moscow, In
Mexi.o, 60,000 people are homeless, and one-
third of Texas' population is isolated by Beu-
Slahi last-bout tremendous rainstormis.* British
Labour lost 2 seats (one, held for f decades to
young 'inston Churchill, $ir Winstonzs grandson)
- a big rebuff. Five new Dioceses (thus 5 new
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an.nitAy Britain; but existing parish churches
will be used, no na_ cathedrals built,* Here,
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HIS EXCELLENCE THE GOVERNOR -- by- Androcles
Z wish to join issue with "Peter Simple" of the "Dominica Chronicle" of'9 Sept-
ember on his remarks about the forthcoming appointment of a local Governor. How
illogical and inconsistent some people can be i Also how backward and reactionary,
despite thei age I
"Peter Simple" begins by saying "...for all practical purposes, the Governor-ihas
no power". And this is a. fact. Yet he goes on: "Why!.not show how mature we are by
keeping to an experienced Englishman...they are still-the obvious example of poli-
tically mature people". Do you see the lack of logic? If the Governor has no power,
how can we benefit from his supposed experience and political maturity? These quali-
ties might as well not exist.
But we may ask in "Peter Simple as" language: for all pir*ttal purposes who has:'
the power nowadays? The answer is: the Premier, of course. Now the Premier is,
and- i hope, always will be, a Dominican. Peter Simple has no objection (at least
he. has not expressed any) to a local person wielding the-power, but in an office
which carries no power, he would insist on qualifications which he does not require
in.-tHe oie who wields the power, namely, experience and political maturity.
IiWdt=-u d as; some people have willingly been in the colonialist'tradition, I suppose |
they find it hard to make the last break with the umbilical cord. That the mostly
prestigious and honorific office of Governor shqold go to a native of the place when
constitutional developments reach a certain stage is a bitter pill for them.
What I personally consider wrong about the whole of this local Governor business
is the-decision of the present Premier to make it a political office. This he did
when (I: think it wasm at a Press Gonference) he openly declared that the person hold-
A g;the post of Gbvernor during his (the Premier7s) tenure of office will have to
bea-. person partial to the ruling Labour Party, or words to that effect. In so doing,
whether he is conscious of it or not, he brought down the dignity of the office of
'Governor quite a few pegssand implicitly placed a political tag on whomsoever from
that time will be- appointed to the office of Gov-rnor during the regime of. the Labour
Government. The reasoning is clear and simple: "since the Premier's recommendation
of the person for the office of Governor is essential and since the Premier, by.his
'own declaration, will only nominate a person partial to the Labour Party, the nominee
as finally approved will be a supporter of that Party.
This, I think, is 4ost regrettable and does violence to the accepted concept,
under British political institutions, of what a Governor should be. Normally this
office is made to ride high above party politiera considerations; For as the Queen'a
representative, the Governor, like the Queen, i- to"be indifferent about parties
in his official'capacity. He is to interest in the welfaree (in its broadest sense)
of all the Queen's subjects in that part of Her Iahjesty's realms.
The. practical end-result of the Premier's decision to make the office of Governor
of Dominica a political one is therefore obvious; The great majority of persons
more suitable by the usual tests for the office is thus eliminated.
It would have neen understandable if the Premier had ruled that he would not re-
commend for the office of Governor anyone openly, and actively party political (this
would also have to include those pro his party), but to require that a candidate must
be favourably disposed towards his party is to ensure that--Governors appointed here-
after and during the present regime are tagged "Labour". I repeat that this is most
unfortunate. The Premier could alwayc have found ways and means of rewarding a
covert supporter with the office of Governor without the necessity of enunciating
the odious-principle whibi he has now establishedL
Avery interesting point emerges, however. If the Governor miist be one who sup"
ports the ruling party, what happens when a Govepnment of a different complexion
succeeds:the one which appointed him? What is tIbn the position of the Governor, an
acknowledged adherent of the previous Government?' Logically, he must either resign
or he will be asked to by the incoming Government if it follows the tradition which
the present Government has set. Thus is lost the main advantage of a non-political
Governor: a link of continuity in government. The experience gathered by the
Governor in the business of Government during the preceding regime (rince the Consa
titution requires the Governor to be kept informed of all important affairs of state)
is thereby was-ed. Do you see what happens when little people'tinker with-machinery
they do not understand? (cont. on page Six )

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Saturday September 23, 19G7 THE STIR Page. Three
QUEEN AN)J COIMOI-,n'ALITH T P P E' A L
Her Majesty tamed' the new super-modern N BEHALF OF PED CIOSS_ AN.D IOCAL CrIARJITTES
Gunar. Liner "Queen MEiiabeth the Second"' ORGA2,,IZATl.."3., .
at- launching ceremony' ,ast. Weds. The Al of ow tt
luxury ship will cost 30 mrillin when Al of you will .ow that Hurricane
aoipltae with equipment by 1969. She is- -rBeulah caused much dauLage in St.Lucia by
tho-most upt'odate passenger ship afloat.* Ilooding.
Prince Charlo, 1, tart his Uiversity Te e t of Donic sent a
uar oni Oct.8, rending "specia-1 history"?gram to the Government of St.Lucia e.;:.-..,-:
at-Trinity Gollege, Cabridge. *** ing sympathy ani asking if there w ,-, ,j
BRITAIN Half a. million new houses were way in which we iinDominica could hel.,
built in Britain last year housing re- A reply has now been received, and the
oeived priority over- everything, includir St.Lucia Governnent have asked if we c.
road maintenance .*** a send them sone household goods for dis-e:-
GRNaiD A. iig'public needing with nman bution to the people who have suffered :_-3.
speakers remiexr-Gairy takes place; tomorr&. Just look round your own house and .'
'ollowin~. Gairy's trip to Canad'a.*t I imagine what it must be like to have war.
SfTfLUG~I: 18 packing cases containing pouring through taking away with it your
20,000 does, of MB vaccine and 7,000 di-precious' household goods, carrying then
posable syringes arrived in BaS-ados- by away altogether, or smashing them against
BLA fbr- transmission. This ; 1. i Ift: the walls, or leavibg them behind covered
allows St. Mut~sa water pollution, and an with mud andfilth,and useless. Just look
appeal.by .-M. SStuay Bbberts', British Rp, and think how long it has taken you to col-
to W'L.A S*** -' ldct all these things, and just what it
T KITTS.: An 8-point defence of St.,Kitt- would mean to you if you had to start over-
treatment of outside Dtfence iaunsel rep- again from the beginning.
resenting prisoner and dain a se I amappealing to the people of Dominica'
repeat r and dt ine to help. I would like donations of blanAs ,
o1t-in repeat Broadbastas by the 4Lt Kitt
PRO. i& Weeak;. The name of Mr.Jenner sheets, pillo.w-cases, towels, and pots: and
Armour was fnequently-mentioned.*** pans, crockery, -utlery, and anything which
BRICAIN: Lord Attle 84,-once Labour you have. 31 your' home which you think my
P.M. of Britain,.is. in a rave condition. be useful to someone who has; to refurnish
(Any change in late. NIe-rs),* Sir John a home.
ockcroft 70, Nobel ri iThnner who sha e members of the Red Cross and Local
Gockoroft, 70, Nobel Prlze-.nner who sha Chrities Orgisation and Girl is
the- atomia Novel Prize. for Physics (1951) Charities Organishtion and Girl aides
& built the 1st atomic power station in. have agreed to help collect your donations,
the world Calder Hall died last Mondcs and dcnaitIns ill also be receird at-
OM1INICA: Convent High School scored 1Q5 Govern-mnt House. We hope to send our
subject passes from 28 pupils:, also 12 1 donation by the next Federal boat on Sept-
studebts got 19 advanced and 22 ordinary ember 26th.
pa in the bridge Advanced CPlease look through your belongings, and
passe: in the Gambridge advanced GCE
Efcs1 ; ttTo girls gained 8 out of 8 0 lev-try to give something.
elas a. scored 91 0-level passes for If you wish to give a cash donation, I
5 students, and DGS 80 similar passe8-, have opened an account with the Royal Bank
or 3a students. 12. private candidates of Canada and BircTlas Bank in Roseau, and -
got 11 0-level and 3 addtwiced passes. .* they will.be pleased to receive any money.
Two Convent girls succeeded in 8 out of **The above appeal was made bt His, IZecal-
8 sybjocts-undertaken,*** lency the Governor of Dominica, IMroG,Cuy
BRITAIN AGAIN: The Commonwealth Office
tdoplored' the idea.of Yorkshire Cricket ON AEI: quotation from a. personal
a touring Rhodesia much political letter to the Editor from a-conservative
Teau touring Phodesia. Sb nuch political fin:
middle-afted A erican friend:-
pressure was- exerted that the tour was This world of ourssees to be in
d *** 1a Sheila S fr a.^ This world of ours seems to be in a.
.abandoned.,*** Miss Sheila Scott, famous
B om is wma S-, most dreadful turmoil -- the Vietnam sit-
British woman aviator, was awarded theuld call it -- and
nation -- wa.,- I should call it -- and
-rmann..-trophy, bestowed for exceptional really, for hat are our boys dng?
really, for what are our boys- dying?
flring feats. The money going"up in bombs etc. that
could so well be spent to save peo e---
ducation has produced a vast populat- and coouured situation is appa g---
ion able to read but unable to distinguish riots, race prejudice -- why, why, why ?
what is worth reading.
Geore cauly Trevelyan N..,Florida
George Macauly Trevelyan

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Saturday, September 23, 1967


LETTER FRQM THE BAHAMAS
GRAHAM NORTON visited the Bahanas in August. Here is his special report for the STAR


The Bahamians are always claiming that
they are not West Indians. They say their
islands lie off the coast of Florida, in
the South Atlantic, But they share the
same basics of history, and the range of
complexion is the same, front black to
white with brownskin in between, But the
population is scattered over 3,000 low,
coral limestone islands, called cays, in
the cace of the smaller, and extending for
500 miles front America to Haiti.
This makes the Bahamians a people who
take naturally to the water. The only way
to get from island to island was, until
the airplane, by boat. Unlike Dominica,
the soil of the islands is not fertile.
Fruit and vegetables do not grow easily,
and the sea provides even more of the
staples of diet than the Windwards. And
not only fish. A giant shell-fish, the
conch, is much in demand. Not only is it
nourishing, but it is also supposed to
restore manly vigourl
There was not much vigour in the econ-
omy of the islands until the tourist boom
Shit the Bahamas in the 1950s. Now they
are expecting a million tourists a year..
Giant hotels have risen near the capital
Nassau, on New Providence island. A city,
.Freeport, is being built from scratch onh
Grand Bahama island. And prices have risen
too, so that they, and wages, are on the
level with the United States. In New
Providence, a man can earn EC $150 fair"
ly easily. But a beer costs EC l$, and
other prices are in proportion. On the
other islands, wages are not so high, and
the standard of living is lower. Tourists
are attracted by the long white sand
beaches, the clear warn water, and the
nearness to the United States. There are
many entertainment spots too, where calyp2
(watered down to American taste) floorshowq
and bands give t4 essentially staid middle
class families front New York and the Mid.
dle West the impression that they are
enjoying the exotic.
Until January, the government of the
Bahamas, (which is an internally self-
governing British colony, with its own
18th century constitution brought up to
date), was provided by the United Baham-
ian Party. The UBP was dominated by the
Bahamian native whites, traditionally
well-to-do or recently rich. They were
strongly supported in the city white
constituencies in Nassau,by the white
settlenonts in the out-islands, and by
black electorates in the out-islands too.
They did have coloured members, but these
darker skinned supporters did not have a


great say in the inner councils of the
party. These were dominated anyway by
one man, the self-styled architect of the
tourist boom, Sir Stafford Sands.
The opposition was provided by the
Progressive Liberal Party, a group founded
in 1956, but which from time to time had
had its splinterings.
Greatly to the surprise of the UBP,
the PLP, by one seat, won the election.
It provided the first black Premier and'
government in the history of the Bahamas,
It is, curiously, a very West Indian
Government. For the father of Mr.Pindling.
the Premier, was a Jamaican. At least
two ministers have Barbadian parents. Ana
there are others too whose fathers and
mothers came from further south.
The new government is doing well.
Great attention is being paid to social'
questions. The Minister of Labour Mr.
Foulksathe only Labour Party member in
the Government--ot in the House--will be
visiting Dominica, he told me, to take
part in National Day celebrations this
November; He hopes that eventually propear
social security dil be:prvyided in the
Bahamas-m Oho of the reasons for the
Bahamast present prosperity is that there
are no income or corporation taxes:, which
has proved attractive to investors. One
of the first tasks of the new Premier was
to assure overseas firms that this will
continue. But such a financial policy
makes a noderfn social programme difficult
to accomplish.
Another problem too is to assure
American investors that a negro govern-
ment will not discriminate against whites
A far-fetched" fear, you might say? MBt
Amerlea izs now nervous, after summers of
o intensifying racial riots. And in the
3 desire for a clean sweep of the UBP, the
PLP has appointed its own men to many
public boards, displacing white appoint-
ees. The UBP has not hesitated to
brand the government as racialist. In
this, they, as a minority party,are
making a big isistake. Haven't they heard
of the boy who cried "Wolf"? Such tactics
could positively invite what they fear.
(contd.on page 6)
DOMINICA DEFENCE-FORCE celebrates its Ist
anniversary thus: football match at Wind",
sor Park (Mrs. IH. James kicks off) on Sate
Sept. 30~ same night, a dance at DGS led
off by H.E, & Mrs. Guy at 9,30. On Sunday
Oct. 1, Drunhead Service at Windsor Park
with Inspection and speeches, followed by
a march through Roseau.


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THE STAR
















Eartha Kitt



Jamaica


SHIRLEY

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"Oh What a Night, What aNight:"
- only ii was Friday not Saturday
as the refrain goes and Eartha
Kiti sizzled the stage at the
Jamaica Hilton,


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CONGRESS

Sb.irNey TimDie, the cur!-
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screen t'.*ree dcadet-s a-go,
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Athertlon, an a i ue. coii-
ion.ii;g.! souiOI of ii, F;Anr:is(co,
w.i aeek wt foiiow Seiator
George Murphy" .and Governor
Ronald Reagan afs L-:e third
showbushiness prformer in Cali-
fornia to be eiectod tu hIlg
pocitici-l office.
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o w heir. On several cca<-..)'ss in
1th. past she has said flahiy o P
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tile idea. ,;more seriouss" tlHought.
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age Six THE STAR Saturday, September 23,1967

'THY WAR IN VIET NAM?
A factual survey --- by R.T.Allfrey (conclusion)
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Vietnamese Reaction
yAnd how'atout the people of Vietnam? According to Dr. Spock, American anti-war
liberal, 1,500,000 babies have died in Vietnam during the last e years -- from *eis-
ease, bombing and scorched earth policy of the US. Pacification-' units of U.S.
army and civilians try to help and win over the S. Vietnamese in the hamlets: and:
villages, with vitamin pills, medicines and social administration, but land reform
and agricultural credit are their'big problems. As one USAID chief said, "The Viet-
cong have given the peasants imposing-lookixgdeeds f6r their lands(taken from big
land-owners). We.Jknow thy don't mean anything, but there are people who say we. should
carry-Qut the V.0, policy of giving land to the peasants. But can we adopt the
enemy ts; programmn?"
From N.Vietnam Pakistani journalist (no Communist) reported (in March) "the first
place I saw-was the hospital ... it had been bombed and some of the patients killed.
While they were being removed from the hospital and takenhto the first-aid station
there ws;' another attack and the first-aid station was destroyed completely":..."In
Than Hbao, 200 homes had been destroyed and 125 families were homeless"...one. woman
who had lost her (civilian) husband and 4-year old son said to him "I hate Americans:
I really ate them. How can you expect me to forgive them? We don't kill their
women on destroy their cities but they come and destroy us." According to the Inter-
national War Crimes Committee, the American bombers use an anti-personnel bomb called
a, guav. '. In a anotherr bomb' which unfolds five sec6ods after leaving the planet
hre 300 guavas each containing 300 small lethal pellets; the guava explodes on im-
pact scattering its pellets over an area of 20 metres:in diameter. Each F105 plane
carries four mother bombs, so its deadly load contains 360,000 pellets plus:the frag-
ments of 1,200 bombs. The Commission says that the attacks- on civilian targets are
"to demoralise the people and create discontent with the N.Vietnamese 'Gvernment...
tEe people everywhere expressed their determination never to surrender and to strug-
g71 on until their country (meaning the whole of':Vietnam) was completely free and
independentt" In one area, a Vietcong stronghold, 20 square miles of jungle were
razed by fire-bombs and the latest announcement from the Pentagon states that a new
chemical will be sprayed on the sides of the roads in S. Vietnam for half a mile- into
the jungle which will inhibit all growth for a number of years As- I write the North
Vietnam port of Haiphong isbeing heavily bombed -- and the B52 bombers do not have to
come from far-off Guam, they'come only a few hundred miles from the brand new American
Airbase-in Northern Thailand. In the meantime work is progressing on the multi-mi3i.
dboTar naval and military port south of Saigon.
What Next9
What are the hopes for peace? Despite the world-wide unpopularity of the American
venture (even among the most anti-communist) and the disapproval of half the American
people, the'Pentagon has the bit between its teeth (withdrawal is defeat and defeat
unthinkable, especially for the most powerful country in the world against the poo-est
country) and resident Johnson is so heavily committed that he dare not lose face.
The war must go on, it seems, even it means confrontation with China (as seems in-
.., eitable) and the possibility of a Third and Nuc4ear World War.
AANDROCLES (contd. fr. p.2) Having made clear my objections to the newly-created
notion of the office of Governor, I shall welcome, support and respect any local
person appointed as Governor.
LETTER FROM BAHAMAS (contd fr.p.4) 'Hoiever, all generally goeaswell
in the Bahamas. Mass tourism has surprisingly pot over.AtAericanised the island
nor made its people pressingly materialistic, Ap a nation, Bahamians are, whatever
their social rank or group, one of the friendliest amd polite in the world. There
may be a lesson here for all the Windward Islands, where.hopes are increasingly pinned
on tourist prospects; success need not depend on selling the essentials of your
soul. -- Graham Norton.









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Domninica-Banned Lawyer

Clarke, D ime ie D& "ail
-Govt.. Ch. arg,.

W HILEMc(:c yiss is already TraOnlciI Tri .-
dad, plain hysteria and fear seem to havc
gripped the Govwernment of Donmiinc. 1i youtIth,
courageous /,a.rb~ do$-born iaw,,: .,;i.er C(lia.-..
told the Press oa Monday that he ..'a- no Corama.r
ist and that he 'did not attend the recent ;.on;f;rue'e
in Havana as alleged by 'h, Do.::i..:.-a Govtirna,:,;

I imend to get out of Barbados M. Ci. i u;., ost, .at "ti-
by plane, or boat, or other j vitatio cu,.., ;o thsat t,.
weans", b3 dcclasr4 b-Ut "(ni,, iovitatxofi t
Smears", be dedared, o ct ,, c,,. 4 students pay 4 to cove passa-...-s
to plain a,.at hoe McAft by frm London c Cxb, .and an .
iseTr eins sIpent 31 sp ays ia INaC count ay.
l, te couragerous t,rister o "I I never ment ., Casro"', i.
:'.,-,!ii his roin.u a ca eer after sai,
'.i.;;.: npi Dolmirn ia in 1953 wt x a
S. a.,.i, Domnia a r M C*,ike deiribed S- i4de- .
i.w1yrf, ,.vcrcd co i. iOs oth .
six monhs ago and now i the i t .ge of
o .. -s of lanching his own poti eoumic at wtni hat c n .
S~at party. priss li&e insraucz tomnpara. s
;SomehIa vW l'r, agL Id baw a,me ;',4.Lt be Imade to in. .:
appointed Charman ,a t gi ent a nsud ania mut tof thr prde -t .
commission, a govAeram~ent bd', the Stirritoryt r
whi4h is rwspoirble fot the roec e t "
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-ie cine under fire v- 'ii-" .u 1 ay wdei4rwaeS nat>, .t
cent tiines by the Opposhion pal-ty aunther a'sacge "iitatieos i.i4s1
in Dominica, for is ...cC .cl..,i left I do not know what the u-.
wing teanings, and was tlhreateed 'i *... ,.-,, re.li meaos,
deportation from the island if the ComrIuist ao"'he stres 1
Oppositilr had wou the gove-rn' 'S..;.ii ..', iti the line o'i -:
merl at tile recent, or tihe forth- braih and his (hconomiic.tLeoirs,
cmmiig election yes"
On his arrival in Ansigua last Cr dece that l.;
Friday, he ws served with 4 notice Me were tha 0 hIe cent .
prohibing hisr ire i t DTomanica, Iomnwicas ti.d West India.,
Lier six week( of speculation and who ie aug .he r oioH.
"css renOrts. i ,h . .
Aceolrdin; o h sports, it was i.alc .U Xt il r s i
.i. that his visits abroad b Cre a OVC the Cat e s.
maid to several Comuaw coun- syst whaic ,i reo i~O&in a'
i dJ k S cLvm whic was j d U]r 1
is;e isi::nds did no- P inmt a.
cluded solidarity coraderlece i proper; disributi-a o f tOhe weiai'.
C ~~ a ya of the territories-
Whn ai1 ake ..I i .... -. steday
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is fing Cutba f .1- i ..- .'ie-.... j onm -ic o e'", he -i -M i
I flg > c 'asashi, a '
NO IN.fEN1OfN : a?. a s pe.
He said: "I i.d no ijisindon of y a4 j)Q' rs' 'I trduatiK.5
atteU ding the ow i ,,i.- ,e tir, ; :. a'
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Short: E;tory "SAY WE'LL NEVER PAIT" by Rommel laerence
S. Iwas the first time I had seen her: lonely, yet beautiful. Although I had
b: een there for the past four minutes, she had not sensed my presence. She dropped
i::another pebble into the pool and as she looked at the ripples moving towards the
bank, I gave a heavy strum on my guitar.
The: Negro beauty turned fearfully, pebbles falling from her hand. "Who are you?'.
she asked rather hurriedly, her lips shrivelling with nervousness. "What do you
want here?" Her voice was-an admixture of anger and grief.
"Ekccuse me, but..."
I had nmt the slightest chance to explain for she rushed towards me, her features
acasoned with a raging madness. But when'I spoke again she listened.
"I-was about to offer an apology for disturbing you. Actually, I came to relax
Sbut on seeing you, I thought maybe youtd like to chat." "-
1 "Im sorry about that'one, but you'll have to do otherwise. I'm not here to chat
with anyone. Excuse me"
But oven as whe walked away, I could feel within me that something was wrohg with
her and she would need ,my help sooner or later. I stood there with longing eyes--
S eyes:-which were pleading for a closer look at the gorgeous Negro princess. And so
I looked about me, sobbing all. to myself;
"Ch, how I wish I could talk with her," I kept saying to&yself. Maybe tis was
how it was intended to be in the first place; sotjust bundled my things and found
a quiet spot to seat myself in.
The'vegetation all around was a healthy green; the stream which flowed by was
serene, its surface s still as melting ice. Small birds fluttered about from tree.
to tree. Now and then a graceful humiing-bird would hover across the brook to suck
the nectar from tie hibiscus flowers; on the far bank, I-could hear- the gentle cooing
of the ground doves coming from the hilltop in the cistance. It was time I did
Something to add to the cadence which rained through this heavenly atmosphere. I
started with one of my self-composed hits: "Tell Mo Honey."
"Oh tell me, honey, what ha- gone wrong
Please tell-me honey, before I leave this town.
You always-, eem so sad
And you make no feel so bad,
Oh sweet, sweet honey, won't you tell me now."
As. if to say "we understand the. little birds drew closer; the breeze came sweep-
ing aloig the stream, forming small waves on its surfaces EVen the very branches of
the tre(r lilted with the breeze. And sq I continued singing merrily.
"You'll ever tell me, honey
What's ge-ne..wrong
Instead_.you'Ve left me--all alone.
Oh what's gone wpong --
Please tell me, nn,umm
What has gone wvong.
Please tell me
Oh Yecah, whats gone wr ...."
I-yb last strum on the guitar was halted by something, something close'but warm and
silent in its introduction. I turned slowly to glance at the intruder.
"What" do you want here? Jlhat~s your name?" I-asked almost involuntarily.
"I cantt teiar lonelines- anymore. Ili certain I've, oh..." She had failed to
complete her statement but I urged her to speak,
"I listening, honey, tell me your trouble.U
She made no reply but remained there with head bowed, I thought of an introdudtio::
"Darling, it is almost time we got toknow each father. Py name's Dan Connelly*
Please call me Danny."
"I am Sandra. My teachers called me nuly."
"Tell m more," I obliged her.
"You see Danny, my father was a stern, nan. He never allowed me freedom like many
.of the other girls in the neighbourhood, IM chances of meeting people and knowing
places were all ruined. When I was at school the only two places I knew were the
school and hone." By now tears had begun to envelop her eyes. "But daddy passed
away soon after my seventeenth birthday and I had to fight-my way all alone since
my mother was paralyzed. Munny did not last long either, "oazc I had to live with


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Saturday, .September 23, 1967 THE .STAR Page Nine
an aunt. Z got a job, but I could not enjoy life like a brave young girl. My
courage to live was.-slowly fading. I was almost at my end but now you have come.
It was only your sweet voice which brought some hope to my heart. Now I know that
I shall live if only you accept me, forever,
Atf this Sandra burst out fully into tears, the water from her eyes wetting my
bosom. I enfolded her, trying to make her realize that she was safe.
Soon the crying had stopped. I bent over her and kissed the tears from her
cheeks. Her eyes were soft and full with dire want for love. Soon we were singing
a tune much .different from the first -- a tune which waa to bring eternal joy to
our hearts; a tune mbXce with kisses and romance, love and marriage:
"'SAY WE'LL NEVER PART."

Some Quotations from TOMORROW AND TODAY: A VISION .by C.L.R. Janes-

y first premise of the West Indian society, in any consideration, is that of all
originally colonial peoples VTest Indians are the most advanced, the most prepared
and the most ready for achievements and creativity in contemporary civilisation more
spectacular than any the modern world has seen, My past experiences impel ne to
envision our future in this way.
Af-out politics and economics I have here little to say. What we have to see taking
place within the next few years in every Caribbean territory is the complete reject-
ion, abolition, destruction of the tr a.itiopal bandits feeding from the government-,
troug-h,the feeders disguised as Government and Opposition. Politically, philosor'pl.
calaT, Mdire is no difference between these insular opposition. Many of then have.
the illusion that they are taking part in the exerciseoof'parliamentary democracy.
They do not know that they are no more than rival gangs for possession, and possess-
ion not of an estate but of the age-old West Indian function of representing: bsente.-
owners. There is scope in the West Indies for a two-party--system, on the one side a
party of workers and farmers, a democratic party, a people's party (any name you li--oa
consisting- essentially of a unified body of the great mass of the local population;
antranother party representing the great industrial, commercial and financial intereist-
and- those whose status- depends- on these,
1 have here no economic programmes, or political perspectives to give. Not ohly
cd I consider these outside my assignment; they are not necessary. I expect- to see
such parties as I have described coming into existence, or groups establishing in
principle the necessity for such parties. In building themselves and in opposition
to rivals these parties will find their way. What they must do is not difficult to
know. How to do it is a'question of political strategy and tactics, to be worked out'
by theory and experience. Once the effort begins, there is no insoluble problem here.
Their leaders will be elected by trial and error. During the last twenty yeais, the
West Indies have accumulated an immense political and social experience. If for the
most part it has been an experience-of political fast `alkers, turncoats, and similar
unmentionable views, that experience, proper y rocoriitoed and analysed, can prove of
intense value in the rapid evaluation and expulsion of old fakers and new ones..
The Caribbeaf territories to-day, I repeat, are pregnant-with a form of parlian-
entary democracy which could easily and rapidly be the highest reached by that poli-
tical for.r,.
But any such birth is, from its. very nature, always- threatened by catastrophes
affecting not only the birth but the whole organism. (That we shall come to.)
Democracy presses on us from the very physical environment in which we live.
.Hegel says of, perhaps, the most famous democracy the world has ever known:
"Democracy in Greece was-bound up with the small size of the
states., Speech, living speech, united the citizens creating
(energy, enthusiasm, passion)"*
*The original word used is German (Erwarmung).
More than any other modern people, we in trle British Caribbean share that geo-
graphical value with the- city states of ancient Greece, -Contra y to all other former--
ly colonial peoples, we, in our snall states, are masters of a very highly developed-
Unc;n or, communication. A. modern language, certainly oneio of the most highly developlpi
the world has known, is- spoke l5y. all, understood by all.
(Continnd on paS3 11)







-a Te Ten THE' STAR Saturday, September 23, 1967
Y. H.F.A'our- N APP RECTI0ThION (cn.al:)
'.by Gutaovus- TiPothy MR B.E, CONTRIBUTIONS TO CORPS OF DRUMS & BUGGIES'
Nine children were born froi the happy (DOMINICA DEFENCE FORCE)
Arnou-Br'yoant marriage; six sons, one'gr- 1. H.E. the Governor $100.00
cultural Ehgineers one _ivil Ehgineer, 2. Hon.Premier E.0. Le Blanc 49.OC
one, doctor of Medicine, two lawyers and 3. .H.HV. Wiitchurch & Co. 50.00
the'last son still to decide his professor 4. Elias tassief & Co. 100.00
ion. His three daughters are all married 5. Mr. & Mrs. T.~.AiBoyd 50;oc
During his forty years stay in DominipG,6. 'L & Mrs. H.P. Ramcharan 50.00
Br. Armour practiced medicine chiefly in 7. Merkham Manufacturing Co.Ltf 50OC
the Northern District from Coulibistrie to 8. Mr. &. IMrs. Phillip Nassief 10000
Castle Bruce and in practically every dips 9. eest Industries (W.I.) Ltd. 50.00
trict till 1947, when he was transferred:: 10. Orlando Gonzeles Peltier 50.00
to Roseau as Rural District Medical Offir 11. Springfield Trading Co. 50.00
cer, 'During his term of office in the 12. J.Astaphan & Co. Ltd. 100.00
North, he worked from 1927 to 1931 in 13. Mrs. Elma NTapier 5.00
Marigot; from there he was transferred to 14. Josephine Gabriel & Co. Ltd. 50,OC
Portsmouth and remained there till 1947 T to d 8.
performing surgical operations atthe Total to date:
Portsmouth hospital (many times under Other contributions will be gratefully
difficult conditions). acknowledged.
Db. Atmour gave up private practice in (Major) Earl JohnsonC ..
1953 except for some acting appointments D. D.F
at Rortsnouth and Marigot hospitals in
11954 and 1956 and went North to manage his
estates. Ia asalso on one occasion acted A READER'S CHOICE : Footbll Team
Senior Msdical Officer. He was greatly Dear Mr. Editor,
loved and his; services well appreciated- Allow me to put forward a
every village which he attended; his great- team based-on current form and not on past
est desire was to help suffering humanity reputation:-
H was almost carried away (with his horse) R.Williaas GK most defiant and Spect-
one night, trying to cross the flooded! acular under constant pressure;
Hatton Gardon River on his way to Marigot H.Gage RD best of our defenders, good
from Castle Bruce. It was:the strength of on the big day;
his:horse, whose name was Thunderbolt, HJno. Baiste L3 solid defender, Div 1;
along with God's.guidance and protection, M.Robert can tackle & distribute well;
which saved him from being carried away C.Larocque CH- far best for position and
by the river. Many were the times when he comes down to kick;
refused to take gifts of eggs from grateful G.Mondcsire LH promising lad at LH;
patients telling then to take then back G.Toussaint OL allround winger, fast &
hone and make egg-nogs for the poor chil effective kick;
ren who needed them. C.John (Capt.) IL good tactitian, shoot;
He has left to mourn his loss, his wif, L.Emmanuel CF dangerous, accurate shoot;
his, six sons;, three daughters, and dt*sen J. Domfraid IF-consistent scorer, uses
grand-children in his immediate family; his head to good evvect;
and in Trinidad! his sister Mrs. Eugenia R. Dublin OR fastest winger, hardest Rt
Richardson, his brother William" Armour, hAs footed kick;
nephew Dr. Elton Richardson, Dr. Kenneth G.earrington nett choice but has had
Richardson, RoyPRichardson (Barrister-at- poor season; J.Larocque if Gage not
Law) and Deputy Speaker of the House, available; R. MIurphy a hard worker, good
SHn. -Robert Wallace (Minister), Laurie kick with either leg, new to Div.1
F3tzroy Jeff rs: prominent Governnent drug. T" LEITNX A3EY.
gist, and his numerous nieces and their
children* MENTAL HEALTH WEEK is from
Dr. .Arour died at the Port-of-Spain
General Hospital on the morning of August Sept. 30 to October 7: watch for more
21st at 5,38 a.m. His body was brought details,
back to Dominica for burial on the 25th, but KEEP THIS DATE FREE
of August at Blenheim (his estate) by DANCE Saturday SEPT 30 at PALM GROVE
Government permission. Tennyson's lines ---/
beginning:- Film Shows, DBain Trusts and other
Sunset and evening star, and one clear., events during the week
call for me i SUPPORT THE SEARCH FOR SANITY'
(2 beautiful verses) were Dr.Armour's hymn.







Saitud&y, 3eptember 23j 1967


THE STAR


T WO POEMS
*~:4* *-"8*U*'-t-Q : $~


I, THE' BRFEZE
& gentle breeze:
wagyo .through
the branches of
a. flamboyant tree.
A green leaf fluttered
to the ground
right at my feet.
I stopped and
picked it up;
A bird circled overhead
and alighted
on the ground
it looked around.
and twittered
fretfully.
'o', I became
the breeze,
.h. d let the leaf
flutter
- back tot the ground
and walked away.


Page ELGjon

by Cynthia Watt


HURRICANE
A lonely star
tried to twinkle
through a cloudy sky .,
Afpale moon
slowly climbed
through this cloudy sky.
A- cold wind
blew in the muted night,
Ai4 pbope. shivered
a' they hurried home
away
from
the lonely star
the pale moon
the oold wind
the muted night,
Then the rains- cam4.. .
the star wv~t out
the moon was hid.
the wind blew colder, loud#ri
It whistles.. it moane4d.. ..
itf w'HURRICANE I


TMWRRoW =D' ZQIDAY:44 4- VXS-TOIT (dontd. fr. p, 9)* With coriu~nIty -o0 .-laniage, nsn-_e,
mt Potpfux-i; ia iia n ma* wouid have In addition, we'enjoy oy 0 imrinenee advazitage .which the' ancient Greeks. did not have,
oand'Which none of th- advirced : ountili6&- eqoyqd in' the crit;ical: petiodw, wjhe= tbeir
=tIonu. aotsc:tonems wa.Yborn. We hve bjgun the _iclk' -on the qt hts-ropj*bf =aturi-
ty -having dt a' radio not to .iLgnire the 4ardpalane: -.,U.a. the Movlore Our-'
ao~oEnfl h~i~ or I I, the advaaiced'langu~geaT ,an the iansd' media cafriniesatiaon ae the
b-a; of C(ariblbj0e;n'ai;Lti, Iot' a flock of. pbliticens- -i&iuini rur d- andd blmting
about. feder'tion, West Indi.an economic.-unity.,a W. Wet Ih~3.an Coinmnmi4kot, nertc=
That ib one 0pbrspectlve- of wvihich, one cdin bea biiay-b-&-o'ia-ktj uin a. W r U-d r, 0
uncerta~ii& zid urerlictablc than ever* Nutr tbp c3~vand$tv~ i
There has=,been = -much of !tcTh the G~rlbbein nd -itj i-,,-L~dji. -grleat ridBi tThxL
aver it dIt-ACT u'nder'-t` old co2.onatiani. Fore in eshaeni pPo Ltjti h~ t nt under the
criticl d~ ye -6f ioCi.2l :ollticions bvt with _their adult: bh-: anei thank;5 for. fcTvurs
zrenjI~red.,- dome p~riodically to ~niOoy -=& 4 the ofOfiV whje theY
are nAzde-,; tihey take benevolent, notIce of afitractive womeoi of a:-%,ride_L-'r-1iety of huo,'
and shapazyi ,'Widmployed anxious; mothers and dtig t- t 6xaple- of their
gov'elrn- ~i~f-~ .e~dZ~g convenient ways -and zI'ev.ns to pasaaa therwielves' of the Ybmkdae
~i (Cc~hibbean:~ z' adi~ Tmke coea-colT; L ring r.ctx td- peoples clos-er.) in the
farte. of :this. gtendh ii alutndry to -remerimner,' that thle' _WeI;, l-Thadicau zasses -ax*rC the.
nMsto ,.'ebelliotL- hiatoity hd-s know. Some Wegt Tndi:anslIov6e_-, the msB anld. acqu4.re
r~exrk-cr~bl& oonrtence in -sweeping up not only. the crurnbs onx,,the, table, bu-t those on
the. floor ., BUt- th y -have no independent future.
These to'e the -~9ial forCea which constitute the- olerints in- -,dual jAwti-:.Lor of
Caribbean ucqciety4 .. I
(poono7iidei ne- k)


L Cautionary Rhymn .i- W SWhE
Y'Xou sickl y swini gf ViLeille Case,
fle careful where 'Y-W 1' rlio,-

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Pa1e Twelve
FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART
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THE STAR
by Rats


"To be a successful mopper one must be
devoid of any feeling of shane." This:
statenent-was made by our local man, Prof-
assor DB.S:., Head of the Research Depart-
nent of Moppery (self-appointed). '"It's;
a few years since I have graduated, and
now that I have begun "ay roearch, I find
that mopping entails quite a lot."
No matter what he is called--mopper,
sponger, crasher, popper-- the mopper is'
one who invites himself to a party. The
masculine isu used because this bad habit
is- to be found mostly in the male section;
but Professor D.B.S. assures me that many
girls participate in this art. Organisers-
of parties are always worried about moppeir
and it is- said that these organisera al-
waysr make provision for these moppers by
buying extra drinks.
Iet us; consider a typical example of
popping. R.F. has just been invited to a
party which will take place tonight. He
is: invited because he would come nonethe-
.less, and the only way to outsmart a mop-
per is to invite hin and let him pay. But
this: trick does not work with REL. Some-
how he =ake; it his duty to forget to pay.
In fact, he forgets about the party and
rememnbors only when the party ia in full
swing. ]iaF. (M.c. in Mopping) together
with T.L., just happen to drop by. -They
ame friends of the home so they can't be-
asked to leave...At the end of the party,
you miy hear R.F. toasting "Another fete.
successfully mopped.".
The honest mopper sponges ;jut for the
fun and thrill of it. He is; one who-can
afford to pay for the party ( Prof.D.B.S
says that damage is the word laed), but
he derFves much more satisfaction from
seeing that he enjoyed the party as much
as the person who paid. If the fete turns-
out to be a failure he does not mind. He
has lost nothing. "The qualified mopper
has no qualmosof conscience afterwards,"
sayss Prof.D.B.S. -.
I asked Prof. D.B.S. if he could out-
line any pointers whici. -oul b of help
to an undergraduate.. He said that he
couldaetter than that. "I will tell you
what I do when I enter a party uninvited.
I walk in with a determined look'on my
face; I an always sure of'myself. If one
of the organizers sees me, he think that
I have paid, because he concludes that no-
body could be so audacious. Next, I coca-
veras with the most important person at
thb party, When the organizer passes by,
I shout, "I would like a-whiskey and seven-
up, pleama. Mvr whiskey is' not brought,
but I an ;d b-.~ t told the whereabouts


Saturday, September 23, 1967

NOTICE TO BAANA GROWERS
B A. ANA P R I C, S.


Growers are notified that-in accord-
ance with the Banina Gontract variation
providing for fixed prices during the
Sumer and Winter months:of 1967, the
price payable for bananas during the
winter period, affective from the week
cotnencing 1t'October, 1967, until-31st
December, 1967, shall be as followsc-
At Reception Stations 440o per Ib.
At Southern District
Buying Points 3.320 per lb
At Northern District
Buying Points 3.200 per lb
Growers who qualify for Incentive
Bonus will receive an additional .250
per b -
A.D.BOYD
General Manager
DOMINICA. BANANA BOWERS' ASSN.,
18th September,1967
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of the bar, which should be the target of
any mopper. "Throug*out this time I an
getting ny beaFings. You see, the nopper's
compass that we have at present is very
unsatisfactory. It directs you to the
party, but dbes. not help you once yore get:
to the party. (That is where I cone in,
I am doing research on a new compass.),
Dancing is no problem. Always lookEres-
pectable when inviting yourself. jit I
must say that if one desires to be a pro-
fessor in this very interesting science, he
he has to mop many parties. "Nothing beats
experience." (He concluded this:with a
smile 1)
All you young aspirants to the rappers
League, take note.
This interview did take place and te pur-
pose is to show the Young at Heart the
grave problem confronting us from these
determined guys.
S0@0 09@@@ @@W Q0. @
P4 I am losing my memory -
F4 Why don't you forget it t
Ps Can you help.-o? My names Mallory.
rz Sorry, I can't change it.
P4 Vy wife has a bad memory.
Fp Does she. forget anything? -
Pt No sheoremembers everything I
N OF T I C E
DUE to circumstances beyond hisa control,
Mr. MANIIN--.- SOAINDO, F.B.OA.,rF.A.C.L.
OPTPiEL C OPTICLU, will be away till the
beginning of-October. Completed spee-
tacle'-&Tiy b ~b-6II~'ted as usual.







THE STAR


R E A D E R S
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Deer Sir,
Two P/mth Officials Accused
very distasteful letter appeared
under the columns of another local paper
of August 30th signed by Tax-payer,,who
accused the Chairman and Clerk of the
Portsmouth Town Council with a series of
shortcomings, also the previous Council
with inefficiency during their term of
office,
I am of the firm opinion that the
writer would do a better service to the
public if he. had signed hisThwn name, and
thcredby avoid unecessary apQculation and'
erabarrasmz.ent to some who maybe accused'
of having written this unpleasant letter.
As regards the combined temarks- against
the lhairman and the Clerk, they are- so
dirty and unfounded that I am unable to .
find any justification for them, but surc-
ly they are intended for a revengeful pu r-
pose to place the Clerk on the a-pex shelf.
of scandal with the hope of achieving a
crooked and vicious objective.
As r see it, the Chairman was only
used to add a little salt to te wicked
dish, for after all, a man who has spout
time, money, and building materials of
his own to further the work of the Coun-I
cil should not be considered as not pull-
ing his. weight, as expressed by Tax-payy
If Tax-payer would sit himself quietly
in an isolated corner of his hone, he
would hear a small iiP feep inside of
him, talking to-him in Shakespearian
language saying:
Who steals ny ptrse, steals trash;
'iTis; something, nothing; _e.a
mine, 'tis his,, ahd had been slave to
thousands;
.But he that filches from me my good
not name
Robs: me of that whicI/enriches him
And makes me poor indeed, t
The Clerk has and is still labouring
under the dictate of a very divided
Council whose members cannot always agree
to a finis-on matters of the Council.
I know the Clerk is in a very embar-
rassing position. He has served almost
ton years with the Council without blame.
So what is all this about today? Has he
made a mistake somewhere? "To err is
hunan. "
I an in complete agreonont with Tax-
payer -that one should possess all the
good qualities: ho mentioned, but what I
detest is the impression that this wickqd
letter will have upon your readers against
a respectable young man with a family.
Lot me advise Tax-payer that if his
window is made- of glass,he-should not
throw stones.T.F.DESBOTIRS, Portsmouth.


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V I E W S
*


Madam,
A Hearty Thank You
Towards the 1967 Agricultural Sympos-
ium Committee and executive and met ers
of the Dominica Agricultural Society,
which kindly selected me as the Small
Scale Farmer of the Year 1967, my wife
my workmen and myself extend thanks: to
all from our hearts: and do hope that
when such a Symposioum will be repeated
there will-be many more winners in Shall
Scale Finmers Group.
Last but not least, I also extend a
hearty thank you to the officers of the
Agricultural Department of- Portsmouth
for their kind instructions given my
workmen, and for helping me to become
the Farmer of the Year, 1967.
EMALUEL MARTIN, Portsmouth,
S *
The above letter was-written by the
FARMER OF THE YEAR Mr. Emmanuel .Lartin
who received the $50 purse given by tho
Dominica Agricultural Society when our.
statewide Symposium closed. Nrs.Dolly
Pinard, wife of Agric.'Society President
Achille Pinard (once a Windwards Alminis-
trator) bestowed the award, for which-
some 50 local farmer competed. Mssrs.
Conrad Cyrus and A.L.E. Pugh also won
trophies. -E6,.

AITCE TO AID IMPROVED CRICKET- PITCHES
The Dominica Anateur Sports Assn.
will hold a Gala Dance at Palm Grove
on Saturday 7th October, in aid of the
DASA's FUND DRIVE towards the laying'
down of-proper cricket pitches.
Sports. lovers will appreciate th&tM-
coming Windwards Cricket Tournament will
take place here in Dominica, and every
effort must'be--made now to lay down
good wickets: now These pitches cost
money, and the assistance of the general:
public is: required in order to complete
the effort;
AdmissioA to the dance is onL:t 1.150.
A small fee, but one which goes a long
way for Dominica in the sporting world.
Tickets will soon be put on sale. The
youth of our country will receive the
benefit.
Carib. Employers Federation
An important meeting of the Carib-
bean Employers:' Eonfederation takes plc::-
in Jamaica Between 2nd-4th October*
Mr. T.C.Coulthard will attend. The agenda
and plan of action for the 8th--Annual
General Meeting in Antigua. (1968) will
be determined at this preparatory
gathering,


Saturday, September 23, 1967






Page Pburteen THE _
READERS VIEWS (contd).
Dbar Madam,
Dar xd, Warr In Vietnam
I wish to take issue with R.E.Allfrey-s
obviously slanted article (against the US)
on the war in Viet Nan.
If I may be allowed to state my object-
ions point by point. I disagree with
Mr. Allfrey, in the first instance, when
he includes in his list of would-be peace
makers "an increasingly vocal section of
the American public--partly as a political
attack by Republicans against the Democrar
tic Administration". For one thing, there
has always been a "very vocal few" again t
the war ( a. normal situation in any demo-
cratic country). But that they are would
be peacemakers- is questionable; their loi
appeals for peace at any cost has only
succeeded in fooling the Communists that
the Americansa might eventually lose patipoe
and pull out, so that they, the Communists,
continue to hold out. Secondly, no impopt-
ant Republican leader (determined by three
now in the limelight as possible Republican
candidates for President ne&t year) advo-
cates a. withdrawal of U.S. forces from
Viet Nan--contrary to what R.E.A. inmlies.
It is also stated that Ngo Dinh Diem
(who refused to hold joint North & South
Viet Nan elections as agreed to by the
Geneva -Agreement.-which he was not bound''
to follow since South Viet Nan did not
aign the Agreement) wasx a nominee of the
C.I.A..- This ght have been so, but it
is a. fict that the U.S. suspended aid to
South Ve-t Nam soon after Diem came into
power (which indicates' what they. thought
of him and his:policies), and R.E.A. ten
tions: himself (?) that it is ruioured the
U.S. had-a hand in his removal.
The artatce suggestively states that
most of-the'Viet Cong are volunteers. This
may be traui, but one may well wonder how'
much "influence" they have been subject t.
before "volunteering" their services. ID'
any case, service by volunteers does not
determine the justification of a. cause.
Again when Mr. Allfrey states that South
Viet Namns forces number "less than 100,WI.
and are leaving the fighting more and more
to the Americans...", I must challenge his
information I TIME: agizine (Sept.14,1967)
gives:the number of active South Viet Nam's
soldiers: as- over 620,000--with more and
more being drafted.
Yet another disturbing point occurs when
Mr.Allfrey unwittingly contradicts himself
(while-attempting to justify his anti-U,.,
stand) : He states (under sub head AMERICN
ACTIVE INTERVENTION) that no troops were:.
sent from North Niet Nam,...until after
the active intervention of the U.S." Yet


TAR Saturday, September 23,1967
in the paragraph before-he states 4tiaet
it was from 1965 "the U.S.A. parL.i-
pated actively in the war..." 'wh-'.e
stating, again before this last stote-
ment, that "In June 1962,the Internat-
ional Control commission (India, Can'na.,
and Poland) in a majority report stI: e
that there was evidence that North VI~t
Nam was supporting and organising acti-
vities against South Viet Nan". Pre-
suming that the Control commission was
unbiased in its report, we can clearly
see how the three foregoing statements
do not agree 1
Finally, Mr.Allfrey's statement that
the U.S. Congress has never "officially
endorsed the President's going to war in
Viet Nam" is quite correct--and this is
precisely why the bombing of North Viet
Nam has been restricted to only military
targets (not so in-conventional wars:),
and also why the U.S. has never used
their full atomic might in Viet Nam.
Thanking you for space (with apologies,
for the'letter's extreme--but necessary--
length). PARRY BELLOT, Roseau.


Mr. Allfrey replies, "Mr. Ballot rnv-
not be so simple as to believe only :
Time Magazine tells him; he should '~cd
N.Y.Times, dateline, Saigon, Aug.10-
"Supporting and organizing" (in a 2:1
majority report) specified arms~xl advice.
not troops,--the same things U.S. was:
supplying. I gave my source-referenoes-
--let MrBellot look them up: aloo he
should check opinion poll results in the
U.S. for evidence of dwindling support --
for the war. I am not "against the U.S."'
but critical-of the use of force aos a
policy--force begets force. There are
two sides to every question I -Ed.
----..---0-QOo --------
POPE PAUL: The Pope's health is causing
less anxiety and he wilL not have to
undergo an operation at present.
\1O'RDS TO REMEMBER
"Public bodies and Ministers must be
compelled to observe the law; it is
essential to keep bureaucracy in its
place." -- Lord Justice Danckwerts, giv-
ing judgment against a British Governmoc-.
oider, in London, August.
SOVIET SCIENTIST V. Tkachenko, who was
taken off a SoViet Plane at London Air-
port last week, is now back in Russia
with his wife, who accused the British
of abduction and wrote to the Prime
Minister of Britain, stating complaints.
Britain denied the allegations.







Saturday, September 23,1067 THE ST.
EXTEnDED TIME FOR LITERARY COMPETITIONS
The public is informed that the closing-
date for the submission of entries for the
Short story and Poem competitions, which
are being held in connection with the Nat-
ional Day celebrations, has been extended
to Saturday, 30th September. -All entries-
for-these competitions must be submitted
in quadruplicate'(4 copies) to the Public
Relations- Office, Roseau, before 12.00 mid-
day on Saturday 30th Septenber.
iort Wtorios- should reflect or depict
a. local event, custom or tradition and
should not exceed 3,000 words in length,
Dominica should be the theme of the poems-
which should be written in either blank
verse or rhyme. Each competition will
carry a $100,00 1st prize and a 2nd Prize
of S50.00.
ESQT OF EXEC., SEC.- REGIMNAZLDEVELOPMENT
A.fGENCY(ARBAOS AND W.I.A-.S)
Applications are invited from suitably
qualified candidates for the post of Exec-
utive. Secretary, Regional Development
Agency. The salary of the post will be in
the-vicinity of $10,200 per annum, quarterss
are not provided but a house allowance of
$960 per annum will be payable. The head-
quarters. of the Regional Development Agen-
cy will be located in St.Johns, Antigua.
The Executive Secretary will carry out
such dutie:; as the Board of Directors may
from time to time assign to him including
the supervision of the Secretariat.
Details-of such duties are set out in
a-Government release, and may be seen in
the STAR Offtice.
pp~lcations stating age, qualifications
and experience should be submitted to reach
the Executive Secretary, West Indies
(Associated States) Council of Ministers,
Castries,S.t, Lucia not later then 9th Oct.
1967, a-nd should be accompanied by at least
two testimonials. Application fbrmsas well
as particulars relating to te Regional
Development Agency-.-ay. be obtained from
the Secretary, W.I.A.S., Castries,St.Lucia.
SOUTH EASTERN DISTRICT PRELIMINEARIEg
Persons resident in the villages of
Dublanc, Colihaut, Coulibistrie, Bioche &
galisbury are informed that the Prelimin-
aries in the National Day competitions in
their district will be held at the
Colihaut Government School on Tuesday,Sept.
26th from 4 pn.m
The. preliminaries will be held in the
Quadrille, Belaire, Conte and the Bamboo
Flute sections.
Government Information Services,
15th September, 1967.


Page Fifteen


THE E1MR?1LD HILLSIDE E-STATEL'
Visitors to I6iero Beach last weekend may
have been surprised to see a Kentuckry-
style white horse fence by the village
cricket pitch and a brand new sign swing-
ing from -e gateway, proclaiming:
"Ehorald Hillside Estate",
This is the start of an amitious: new
development sponsored by The Iarquis of
BMistol whose company Dominica Paradise.
TIasseau) Ltd recently acquired Emerald
Hillside Prtate from Mr V.A.lanchard,
Lord. Bristolts representative, Royston
Ellis, has arrived in Dominica. as Project
Director and'has opened an office in. Love
Lane., Roseau.
The plans for Emerall3Iillside Estate
are still being drawn up;the experience
which the Marquis of Bristol and hisa
associates have in the highly specialist.
fields of tourism and property develop-
ment promises some exciting projects.
Royston Ellis, the project director, i:s
a property consultant specialist as; well
as a. technical journalist and an author'
with 13 books published. He spent three
years looking at development opportunities
on behalf of the M'arquis of Bristol, re-
jecting Spain, the Canary, Islands, Italy,
Greece, Turkey, Africa, Central America
and other Caribbeannislands in favour of
Dobinica.
"We feel there are many people who
would like to have holiday or retirement
villas here," says Ellis. The vacation.
attractions of Dominica are unique and we.
plan to create a parkland estate to blona
in with the natural beauty of the island.
We are working in cooperation with
the people of Mero which, we believe,
could be the prettiest village on the is-
land, thanks to its perfect setting.
Members of the village Boys Club erected
our fence in their spare time, and now
we are planting flowers and dWarf coconuts'
to enhance the beauty of Mero,"
NEWS BRIEFS: B.B.C. is starting degree
courses on Television which will give a
degree. This"is the first University of
the air ever.**'"Britain, Russia, India,
Canada and- France are to make & five-natic:
effort to end the Viet Nmn War',**-U Thant
told the re-assembled UN General Assembly
last Wednesday, that a new war would
start in the Easb in a year or two and
that China should be admitted to the. UN.**
'**Six lmnerican Sena.tors this week asked
that the prohibition of mine-sweeoprs from
Britain in exchange for US: aircraft' be
rescinded, or "our best ally will be
alienated."






PeE. Sixteen TE STAR Saturday,2September 23, 1967
S T A R S P O R T S
.. N T I C E
FOOTBA-LL: I:.0. Final yet Undecided.
-partan, Rovers, Play To Another Draw RESIDENTIAL FDOR-MONTH COURSE-
A large crowd turned up at Windsor r IN
Park on Thursday afternoon to.see the re- THE PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF SOCIAL WOIR
plJyof the liv.I Knockout final between The 3tra Mnitral Department of the Uni-
Spartans, and Donfruit Rovers, and the fn~p versity of the WesE Indies is offering' a
will have to turn up once more because the Four Monthsi Course in the Principles;
natch agaih ended in a- draw.-It was Rovers and Practice of Social Work. The Course
Swho started off with a bang rCnd would have will be held at..-the Social Welfare Train-
registered a. goal in the 12th minute if ing'Cenrre, U.W.I., Mona from January to
the alert eyes: of referee Jacques LEalo had May, 1968. .
not spotted the foul. on goalie G. Carring-
ton. There was another bang 3 minutes 2. This Course is designed to meet the
later when the Rover goalie Roy Williams- needs of persons with three or more years
collided with his own defender M.Gage4 .. experience in the broad field of Social
both.players had to be taken to the P.M. Welfare, who have not had the opportunity
Hospital for treatment of head injuries, of obtaining-professional Training.
Rover- again found themselves having to 3. Students should normally possse the
play two men short, and put up a consider- following qualifications:-
able performance, their forwards Domfraid,
Soanes and Winston impressing with their (a.) hot less than three years experi-
apeedl:and dash, ence in the field of Social Wel-
Williams and Gage courageously took the fare, and attendance at a Social
field at the start of the 2nd half. Rovers Welfare Training Course of not
came close to scoring when Le Blanc just less- than three months' -duration;
failed to convert from a beautiful Baron (b) at least four years e ri
centre-cross. BUt tVen it was:.partans who in the field of Social Welfare.
*came into their own. Their defence lived
up to reputation and thearted Rover raids. 4. Further particulars may be obtained
The last 15 minutes of play were particu- from the IvInistry of Home Affairs.
larly exciting. Clem John's now almost
larly exciting. Clem Johns now almost 5. Applications'must be submitted on the
legendary brilliance took its hold, whetherrescribedthe
ib prescribed forms to the Ministry of Home
dribbling through the defence or giving Affairs not later than 7th October, .1967
remarkably accurate passes that were dis-
gustingly allowed to waste. The final .... G.100, / -
whistle went, the score still 0-0. Yet
another draw, yet another replay. The re- SPORTSTARS (contd.) Blackburn.on Friday
paly will take place this afternoon, in the finals of the Div.II K.O. champion-
Crusaders not represented Why? ships when they beat SMA 3-2 on Monday.
On Wednesday a fair crowd turned up to SvMA enjoyed a 1-0 lead at half-time and it
ee a match between mixed teams led by was 2-0 soon after, but a Combermere out-
M.Roberts and T.C.Baptiste; the match burst proddied 3 goals in 5 minutes to
(which ended in a victory for Robert's clinch the nri. tch,
team) was evidently intended for purposes Blackburns 5 Spartans_
of instruction, coaching and match pract- Blackburns trounced Spartans 5-1 in the
ice and the teams included a n ber of final match in the first round of the
pronisinE youngsters. all i a commendabl Div.II fixtures. Blackburns dominated the
Husaea Un toulu not help no IcIng, however
a conspicuous sin of o ssion; tere was play and with welcome support from Spartan
m. conspicuous sin of omission; there was g
nobody from Roundabout Crusaders on the -oy raced hoe to
NETBAIiL: Resumption of Netball League
field of play. Crusaders are, of course, The intrupted matches- -otbfa9
a. side of youngsters; they're currently season (cut short due to the W.I.Tourna
on top of the DivII table, yet while to ontil be rescued Wed-
both school-teams were well represented nesday Sept.27 at t)e Police Compound,
and all other clubs had at least one play, a
er on the field, Crusaders were unrepre- with evenn matches on wednesday an
snted, One would like to believe that 4Saturdays, says a D.A.S.A. release. Plaoy--
sented. One would like to believe that
this was just an oversight and will not be ers on schoolteams may contiif to play on
aowbe t h D the sane teans for which they were origin-
allowed to happen finally registered even if they are not now
Comhormere, Blackburn in Div.II( ,0.fin Plans are afoot for
Comberere made certain of eein attending that s
rinc~ L. ol blcshed by the. rorle1or, ~he Dominica tear' to tour the outlying vil-
R. LI MAOI1E at 206 Ath R i.
Roseau, Dominica, W.I,