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Mrs. Jane Lowenthal,
Research Institute fo E
the Study of Man,
162 East 78 Street,
New York 10021, N.Y.,
U.S.A. I itr' .tu' t
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Vol, ', No. 1

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to.see mot o) so, p cnt m ore ti"noin i

in the Aaglirap CMhurch this week ;
thea in our ofifo-_ P7i r t, t x.
quiet b _ notabl baptist next I SOME ITD SnUL o,..)
the coidnoa of the Bishop and Wed- ends ne t.he Rorman itl-
n.efldaV e~ning' ipressive Con- olic newspaper "Catulic
firmrtic1t rand Firsta Conrm.aioei r Workert, oe really re-
followed by farewell t-to T.E. the gret that "s Aasoriat.e

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The t-ri.l of 'larnee
Bnutiff for the harderr of
I bpector ,o'ni.a Thomas,
.shot on May 22, tied in
P31f aty 28, has beer going
on ail .week4, Med:i .al. eIv-
6at p.1 REPOR, NEXT .
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Page Two THH S~AF~ Saturday, October ?i,1967'

R 0 S EA U T R AF F I C by Androcles

The patience of motorists has been sorely tried this past week, (I am writing
on 14/10/67.)
It is typical of the planning ability of the present'authbrities that this-con-
fusion should be brought about. It ran only confirm the viewv that if in a re~l:-:r.vely
small batter like this the Government cannot plan, what can be. expected of it in
really big issues?
The. motorists of the town have been going round and round in circles over half
the town in efforts to find an exit out of the labyrinth of dug-up streets, plus
those under repair, plus those closed because of the session of the &Spreme Court,
plus those closed by big building operations, plus those taken over by vehicles
being repaired.
In going to and from Goodwill, for'example, one found 01n Street at the inter-
section with New Street blocked. So,' too, was Great George St. at the junction
with New Street, as also Queen bary St. at its intersection with the same New St.
Now all these are he main. routes to Goodwill and, indeed, to the whole of the North
and Eist areas of the island. Ehquiring into the cause I find. it 1i the laying of
subterranean telephone cables. I do not wish to go into technical subject of
which have. not theleast knowledge, but on the face of it one could suppose that
such a.length of New Street should not be dug up at one time, thus blocking off
all the main approaches to the north of Roseau. Gould not the cables be laid and
covered section-by section of the street?
I tried during the period under discussion to get to the Post Office via Consti-
tution Hill. When I came to turn downiTurkey Lane, this street was closed on account
of repairs being done. I proceeded along the rest of Queen Mary Street, turned
into Bath Poad and then into High Street. When I got hear the Court House the'street
was- closed to traffic on account of the-Court Sesqions. I had to go back alon' the
streets I had come, baqk to Cbnstitution Hill and those familiar with the lay-out
of Roseau will know the circuitous and roundabout ways it takes from there to the-
Post Office.
When the approaches to the north of.Roseau w= being blocked by the'diggiA- up
of New Street much of the traffic had to be diverted to Hanover Street. Now, this
treet s- already practically blocked by the commendable building operations talci .ng
place there. Three of the largest structures ever to be. built in Roseau are c:::-?
Sy and simultaneously going up in Hanover Street,which is thus incapable of car'j.--
this huge additional traffic.
Who is responsible for this state of affairs -- a state which could only have
been understandable if we had had some natural catastrophe like an earthquake o0 a
flood? Certainly, the authority which contracted with Cable & Wireless to re.-ice
the present telephone system has the responsibility to direct and ensure that I')e
installing operations do not bring normall traffic to a standstill or jeapardis- the
safety of vehicles and those riding in them.. It could stipulate that at ny t.:ae
only one main artery at the ends of Roseau could be closed by the Company. This
clearly-has:not been done,
Next, if the Roseau Town Council had carried out its ordinary normal duties:res-
ponsibly and efficiently, it would not-be necessary for it hastily to make its c'-b.-
repair operations take place at this time of the year 'thus synchronizing .:i-Zh
the big operations -ing undertaken by Cable & Wireless. -'ck- to the present
Government, the Town Council is probably making a desperate effort to acco:i-' to
the Government's wishes-to have the major pot-holes filled in time for the .7:.'t
of notables to the National Day celebrations. My point is that repairs should not
now be taking place. They should have been done in the dry season, the proper 't-Je
to do such work. IncidAntally, it would be interesting to know whose funds:hav6.
financed the current street repairs. I, Government funds, my immediately preceding
remai~Ers will not apply. But if it be wn Council funds, will that body please nota-
that the ratepayers:' contributions are made for the execution of works for the com-
fort and convenience of the citizens and must not be used to finance schemes coA- ....
ceived by the Central Government. Herpin is an indication of what results when a
Town Council is, for the most part,, made up of the same..persons and their close
associates who make up the Central Governnent. (contd. on page-4)



. Parg~e Twod

SLturdayay Octoboler ?!,",96

Saturd~y, Oc~tober 21,,1967 ThE STAR Page Thi~rec

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh
presided at an Investiture at Holy-
rood House, Edinburgh.. the first
in twenty years there, Four new
knights were created, and 60 other
persons decorated. "-Princess
Margaret & Lord Snowdon were booed
at EXPO '67, because the Czecho-
Slovak pavilion was closed to the
public during their visit. **
ANGUILLA will hold an election on
Weds. next (25th Oct.)for her is-
land council, announced Rev,
Webster. William Herbert got a.
great ovation from crowds when he
was. freed on bail after the open-
ing session of the St. Kitts "con-
r-r +nir +-m .1 .Tfce .ii Brn~ St_ 'T

This has been a week of large
demonstrations against the Viet Nam
war.* In Oakland, California, .. a.1l
white jury convicted 7 men of guilt
in the murder of 3 civil rights mar-
chers three years ago -- two white.
and one negro victim. 10,000 per-
sons challenged police as part of a
nation-wide anti-war protest. Thous-
ands of Amnerican troops were called
out with military police as demonstra-.
tors converged on the Capfitol after
stating th thtthey wanted to put the
Pentag onmilitary/int lligence HQ) out
of action. In the U.S. the demonstra-
tors are being called "Peaan-iks"1. .*

granted the Defence Counsel time "Too hot to support any forms of ife-
to talk with their clients. -All known to man" was how Russian scient-
pleaded NOT GUILTY. Bail was appr ists described Venus after their-
roved earlier for the 12 accused.* latest 'Venus probe' spacecraft sent
One rifle, 3 smoke grenades, rolls back signals this. week.
of electric wire and a plastic mask CONSERVATiV British leader Edward
were ehibits in the case against Heath was severely criticized then
Anguillan Colin Hodge. A large corn- given a standing ovation at his- Party
t ingent of defence lawyers from Conference, Brighton, this week.
the entire British W.I. appeared DR. JA
for the defence. En route to the United States, Dr. C.
Jagan of Guyana will lecture in St.
BRITAIN:On Oct.17, "Michael X", Lucia shortly. His topic "Problems
Trinidad born Black Muslim leader, of Underdeveloped Countries",
argued with the Judge in Reading. q CONET FIN
He told the Judge: "Don't push-me, Some 3,000 people saw and heard the
brother. I am not an Anglo-Saxon, last round of the contest, patois songs-.
.,.1 do not react like you." He bamboo flutes etc. in the Botanical
was accused of inciting race-hatred. Gardens: on Thursday afternoon. Isaac
*** The unofficial dock strike Eloi won the conte prize, and Leslie
which is crippling both exports; & Bell of Giraudel the patois song...
imports is engaging P.M. Harold "G'adez Police ya ka chuez...Dominica;
Wilson and if unsettled may call paka corigee. (More names of winner,.
for emergency powers *** Britain next week). ** HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY:
is resuming talks with Spain on Loblack will get a pension of $14440 a
Gibraltar. The Spanish writer year from Govt,,; Ex-Servicemen-will b.-,
MigueL Astorias has been awarded exempted from land and house r:-.-i- &
the Nobel Prize for literature.Hip taes; honours to 'meritori.- -,:-sor.
best known book is "Mr. President" in the State will soon be leG i'r con
- about a Latin American republic. ferred Meoting Thurs. 26h :.(':
He has long been an exile from Dep, Speaker Ar Active comes back to
Guatemala, and once won the Lenin the house, replacing ..oWinston; the.
Peace Prizel, a Overmanning of new Speaker (we are credibly informed.
the newspaper industry and compete, will be ex-Magistrate Angelo Winston,.
the newspaper industry and compete ACCIDEIT: After attending a gay party
ing with television for advertisiU at the Green Lfr atern Premier LeBla a
could put many newspapers out of at the Gren Lantern Premier Lela
business,, London announced. The cut his lip, was privately treated by
Wages & Prices Board turned down the C.M.O.,, (last Sat after midnight);
the Daily Pirror's plea to increase then took off for WViiS meeting in St,
its rDice by Mir (two lea to icreo Lucia& This regional get-together of
its Drice by Id (two cents) a com- the Eastern Caribbea States will lead
CREDIT UNION international day to the Eastern Caribbean States will lea..
CREDIT UNION international day took
place on Oct 19. A good radio speechon to a 'Sumrait' meeting in Barbados
was made by Ir. S.A.W. Boyd. dealing mai nly with regional economic:,,


Page Th~ree

Sat~urdayt, Oct~ober 219,,JL967

TlE' S TAT P,.7')

by Alfred C.
f evy..
Student' in India

Rain.. *gain. *.Rain...
And soon a rainstorm
I ill be breaking
-No refuge
For a.nortal in distress.
I am shut out
I am shut out.

Torrenting fate I
Thy, oh why
To reap such harsh, raw deal
Should y- lot B?.
Where nay I turn for shelter
FrIo that mammoth, scaring cloud,
Threatening to unleash
2 deluge,
Holding out to me
A. watery grave?

SBut oh With that God-given power
Seething through my frane,
I'll smash into the bastion I
Conning,. coming, .coning.
B -'..N GcI It's done.

A Poem .by
(of Antigu-

Hilda McDonald

HIis eye and ear can roam the world
And compass it in one brief hour,
He reaches upwards to the stars,
And hears the clang of cosmic power.-

The Atom shatters at his might,
And yields its store of mysteries,
And elements immutable
Transnute before his wondering eyes.

His spirit yet unsatisfie-d
Cfeek-^lr'. it--,4 -' A


~. 1 on-l; s uill in nisi Obscured,
He. starts his last tremendous quest, STICE
Hin~self -- he vast, stra.Ce, unexplored :BrEIS TERS AID JUSTICE
Himself -- the vast, strain, uneloredThe Council of the Barbados Bar Associationz

informed counsel representing "Dr,William
W A N T E D Herbert and others" in St. Kitts that sev-
USED POSTAGE STAMPS o eral members of the local bar were willing:
West Indies, incLuding Bahamas, Ber- to go to that country to defend such per-
muda, British Honduras, Guyana, Cayman Ir.,sons as may request their assistance. The
Turks & Caicos, Virgin Is., Netherland council came to this decision when it con-
Antilles, Surinam, Haiti, Dominican pep- sidered an appeal:fCor' assistance from
public & Venezuela. For every 100 soaked- Dominican barrister-at-law Mr. Jenner
off undamaged- staps, you bring at the S'TR Armour.' Mr. Armour and Mr. Keith Alleyne,
office or at 68 Cork Street, you get 750. Q.G. hLvA left for St. Kitts.


The STAR stimulates intelligent minds *


ANDROCLES ( OY course, the
ignorance of Town Council voters under
adult suffrage could not see this point.
As for the policy of closing of the
streets leading tohie Court House and
beyond during Court sessions and meetings
of the House of Assembly, it sees to me
to stand in need of review. I quite agree
that trucks and buses can disturb proceed-
ings, but I do ndt think the same applies
to cars and' therefore only the former
categories should be prohibited entry at
those times. This step would solve a lot
of the traffic problems of the southern
part of Ioseau during such days as the
Court or the House is in session.
It is clear iat the convenience of the
citizen -- whose' financial contributions
make all the bureaucratic setups possible
-- is now'of no account, due, of course,
to the passivity which is growing like a.
cancer in our midst. Otherwise, stops
would certainly- have been taken to prevent
the profusion dg traffic' hazards and dif-
ficulties with which'he is being in so
nany ways confronted.
Incidentally, I wonder whether with the
increased opportunities for accidents .and
mishaps:created by the reduction in-route
space, insurance companies would not re-
cover from the public authorities claims
against them.

JEAN RHYS (Dominica) lac received the-'
Royal Society Of Literature Award (1966)
for her novel Wide Sargasso Sea.
ANDREW SALKEY (Jamaica) has been awarded
the German Ghilarents Book Prize for 1967
for the German edition of his book iricane
...the English edition appeared in 19-L
Salkey will receive his prize on Nov. 3;
he is sharing it with the translators.
Subsequently, Andrew Salkey will attend
a conference of Afro-Caribbean writers in


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Las wctee w told readtra Svthes
prbvtbilit of a cr.psud 11 rvx ien
J Domsiica, w tichi hvs ti; r&.M. L -
rain \ita noos.tains si. ~ a ra for
ood I-Mp) ct pnA. -eSLs.
T" there . Lre prob. ) e. o, b)i; vkcG t

..e -s, a i ped-s maiii sA a14
the ccnr inf ; t enale edible

*en, thwtebeds hiby crapazud-hurters,
Th.e r'.j ect setai s ,lethi,
v wrt h whii e; not only Wou'd J4
provide a better liein-' fur th,
pe ole of Dowiiiicv., w ;s :lci:": Cro
tein foods, but it wiaut wCrak-
ica1l eam'p e sf tLhu ap .".ion ,,of

Ic o'. !i!7J:ivtg .q-d le you

h observe ly ;*r, J-in K. ArboldS who
5 ;r r l cP i:: ckr of ui t e sc' U-h o
i;:A sect -.n crttxa-;ds ABrkd ,ays
ib C s j3;Lt t"a t th1 -t CftJ CP i hd

1; vq aa otndr i v21

ufrce 1 ai.10 pRoteiy.I

-8- $st 1o fihe frcgw ased :t cX--
sIriounts were captured in the

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SUrst'- Aex c an fri iindS here 'will not,
W' pe I 2 V'Q :e fs Perzded at (tiI ers-
f' a i h att Cod in Ahe nriLish

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53a.t;r~iay,Octoibor 21, 19:,,

E A D E Z* S V I il W* S

Dear Madame,
'Caribbe i Magazine'
It is with a great joy, I write you
today to tell you how life treats me,anil
also, how I was surprised and delighted
on hearing you on Radio Barbados in a
programne called: "Caribbean Magazine
from London" on Sunday, September 24th.
Elbr several dhys I. had been thinking
of you on reading some "Stars" you gave
me I was spending rmy time thinking of
Dominica and all my friends. "I.haven't
forgotten Sonia, David and Mr.Allfrey
(for hisa self-sacrifice in the presidency
of metal health), for his kindness, of
course. I improve this occasion to send
then all my regards. And you Mrs.Ialfrey,
whose fame is very extended, you have
conquered the sympathy of all of us Mart-
inique students,
On Sunday morning, listening to Radio
BhrbaTos, I heard you speaking of writers.
Yi attention had been drqwn by the word,
'1~,rtinique' you pronounced. Then I heard
"Professor Lucette. ofLycele....writers. ..
Trinidad..." -I confess that I hadn't well
-understood, but hearing your voice, your
saooth voice, that was sufficient for me.
it' that time, I had the impression of be-
ing'transported in Dominica, that is to
say, near'you, and enjoying the good time
spent there. I was satisfied by hearing'
you; may I have the pleasure of reading
or nore, hearing you in another interview
on the srrme station, on many other occa-
AIUTDR BARET, Pav .Cronanville,
--~-o0o--- -
Mfear Madam,
John Quashie Fails to Understand
One of the greatest, if not the great-
est evil a person can connit against so-
oiety is to scandalize another person's
reputation, add any one aiding and abet-
ting such a move has brought himself low-
er than the level of beast without regard'
to the inevitable repercussion.
I do not wish nor have I at any time
associated myself too deeply in the in-
ternal affairs of the Pottsmouth Town
Council, although no matter what John
Quashic say, I have every'right to do so
as a native of Portsnouth, the Parish of
St.John's, never mind in'which part of
the- Glc4e I happen to be.
I know many readers-will blame me for
refuting his anonymous letter instead of
treating it with the dontempt that it de-
servos, and are eager to know why a judge

as he clainstoibc, should shelter.himself
under a pen-name? Is he a .2rtia?' "The
Merchant of Venice?" Certainly no, for
the reason from my way of thinking is ob-
vious; maybe'he is a Sunday Christi-an a',
on week days, Ah-la-la; remains atth.o bac'
condoning evil deed',n
Quashie says he does not know whom Tax-
Payer is, but I an almost certain that
Tax-Payer. knows him, as they appear to be. i
insects of tie sane colour, and as bugs
and fleas meet on the sane bed at the sano
time, when bugs whose legs are not so good
to run fast, tries to shelter under the
sheet after a devastating bite. Flea,
whose bite is both provocative and painful, l
flies and junps for his life like a jet,
but the fact'remains, whatever technique i-.
used damage' S done.
John Quhshie, as.the name implies, lac:
some of the good qualities- which his frienC
Tax-payer rightly thinks are necessary -
mai-ilyfif:Ef Iility to read and understand,
--Miis drcpl and-narrow nind was- not envelor
ed in prejudice, he would have noticedI thrc
all I did wds to challengethe ethics of
Tax-payers's letter with a view to saving
the reputation of the Officers. This act-
ion has been welcomed and appreciated by
broad-ninded people. It is known by those.
people that any unusual happening in a
Department, if there is any, should be
dealt with from a departmental level.only,
and any effort to take it to the Public by
means of the Press, is- a wrongful way out-
Is there a virtue in striking at a per.-
son whose hands are tied, and tongue still;"
hoe cannot strike nor talk back in defence
0 wicked men I Quashie thinks I have no
right to interfere because I live away
from the town boundaries, nor have I any
business in the'town to warrant paying
rates and taxes. So what? As--to the pay-
ing of taxes, who on this planet, apart
from John Quashie, who does not know that
the only people who dontt pay tax are the
dead" ohes? I would like to remind him th:,
there wAf. a District Officer, a foreigner
at that, who was Chairnan of the Council
(Board in those days). Was; the constitute-
ion changed to suit hin? Se lived outsid-%
the towni boundaries. As regards my Income
Tax which Quashie is curious to kno,
ring, write or call the office in Town anCd
find out. Rut you stand a better chance
to write to:- The Ministry pf Pension and
National Insurance, 2-5 Praed Street,
London, W.2. I dare not end without advis-
ing Quasiie to buy himself the book,
"Straight & Crooked Thinking;by obert
Thouseless, reader in Educational'Psycholo-
Jg in the University of Cambridgeb,
(contd. on p. 7Wi

pbO qXTH' S'iTLP

-, ~ ~ -

Saturday, October 21, 1967


PFge Seven

READERS VIEWS ( The address
Pan"Books ltd., 8 Headfort Place, London,
S:.W,1, This I am sure will help him
greatly. --.
.T.F. DESBONNES, 2POrtsmouth.
Note:- This correspondence is now closed



The West Indian Standing Conference,
.an executive body which coordinate the
activities offifteen organisation in the
LEndon area, and which seeks to protect
the interests of the 150,000 West Indians
in London,. has: published a report that
Zooks; into- the reasons why there are at
present no black bus- Inspectors in London
Transport, .
Londoni Transport, a public authority
responsible for all rail and road passen-
ger services in and around London, had,
ind916 a total of 27,250 busmen of whidh
:15.6% were coloured. Most of the colour-
ad workers are Barbadians whose standards
of work are very high because of training
at home before emigration. The report
states that because of the system of
promotion (from driver or conductor to
Inspector) several capable West Indians
applied and were all turned down. The
job of Inspector is the real breakthrough
and includes membership in the salaried
staff with benefits of payment in case.
of illness, better pension rights and
better working conditions generally.
The interviewers (who can either accept
or reject an application bff-hand) seem
to think, says the reportthat "primitive
black men" just cannot become good drivmas
and inspectors and English inspectors
themselves play a part in stifling pro-
motional-chances of West Indians by
"bookingt coloured crew men for the
most trivial offices.
Whereas the Unions (whose attitude to
West Indians is often discriminatory),
do play an important part in conditions
of employment and have quite an influence
on manageme t, it is the employer who
hires and fires; and the report finds
that London Transport must come in for
its share of criticism for allowing raci~
prejudice in its organisation. The repo
calls (among other things) for the Govti
to publicly declare total non-discrimin-
atory policy in all branches of the pub4o
service; on independent inquiry to dis-
cover why a.single black man has not bocm
appointed to the- inspectorate, and an ex-
tension of the Race Relations A.t to cover
employment, The. booklet, TEE UNSQUARE

)EA~L, from which our report was taken,
.s now on sale in'London at 25 cents per
;opy. Mrs. C.L.R. James presented the
iTAR with one.


ERS applying for fertilizer credit are
now required to produce their Se..ling
Chords as proof of the registration of
their holdings.
Distribution of Selling Cards is
being carried out by Dealers and Buy-
ing Agents and at the Fbnd Cole Weigh--
bridge. Any grower who has not yet
received his Selling Card may call for
it at the Registration Office at the
Association's Head Office in Roseau,


General Manager.
11th October,.1967.

Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified candidates for appoint-
ment as Clerical Officers in the Public
Service of the State of Dominica.
2. The post is on the permanent and
pensionable establishment.
3. Minimum Rualifications: 4 G. C.E.
"O' level subjects including
English Language and Mahth :;ti:.o,
4. Salary:-' $1392 per annum 5.n t.
scale '$1392., 1392/1536 x 8. -. 1872
x 96 2160/2280 x 120 -2760 x 144
5. Applications stating qualification,--
etc. should be submitted to the Secre-
tary, Public Service Commission and
should reach her not later than 31st
October, 1967..
PSC 6/1, G.100,-1/1
6th October, 1967


Saturday, October 21, 1967

Short Sitory WHO STOLE THE DASHEEN? by W.Bynae..(13 years)
by of D.G.S.
Our Youngest Fiction Writer
Mrs. B and her neighbour Mrs.X were tired of quarrelling with one another. It
is because Mrs. X had dasheen plants growing by the bay and someone stole them at
night. But it happened that every time Mrs. X's plant disappeared from the bay,
one appeared in Mrs. Bis yard, Mrs. X thought Mrs. B was stealing her dasheon-
M, rs. X used to quarrel with Mrs. B. They used to curse one another. Every day
Mrs. X.planted a dasheen; the following night it disappeared. Mrs. X liked to curse
her neighbour:-
"You darned tief, food you not seeing nuh !You just stealing my dasheen plant F'
Every day they would curse one another while quarrel lir. Mrsc B knIw that ahe was
not responsible for stealing Mrs. XIs plants.
So one day, while quarreling, she said:-
"OGK. Tonight me and you will go on the big stone under the coconut tree an' you
will see if is me dat stealing your dasheen."
"O.K." agreed Mrs.X.
That night Mrs..- made some coffee for both of them.-- They left their children in
their houses and went down by the bay to see who was-the thief.
"Bring anything you think that will hurt him or her when hit with it," said s rs.X,
Mrs. B brought some stones and a catapult; Mrs. X a bottle. Both of then were
ready for the thief any time he or she came.
After a brief interval, some boys came to the toilet, which was situated near by,
and one of them said:-
S"Renold, we are going to prepare a mess tonight F
S"O.K." agreed Renald. "ILook a- dasheen there go and take it I "
"Oh, oh, jess now I said Renold.
'Brave Renold went towards the plant, took a stick and started to dig around it.
"Here is he", whispered Mrs.B. Mrs.B took careful aim with her catapult and re-
leased the rubber.
"Wee bondier I shouted Renold. This did not stop-Mrs. X. She took her bottle and
flung- it at him. It hit him on-his head. -"Wee mana.! shouted R=nold.
"':Renold, what has happened to you? asked his friends. But the women did not
worry with them. Mrs, X-'flung a volley of stones at him poor Renold I can:,it-
describe the way he felt. His friends had to carry hiM home. Anyway he went w~i5h
no dasheen, so they made no-ness that night. Since that time no one stole the dash(c,-
"You see", exclaimed Mrs. B, for they were now on good terms," is not me that was
stealing your dasheen. '
"On yes," said Mrs. X, "and you know why I used to have dasheen in my yard? is
: because_ my cousin used to bring it for me from the country."
; ;"Oh I I see," said Mrs. X, "Ti sorry I was quarrelling with you."'
"That's nothing," said MIrs, B.
The next morning, a' truck stopped in front Mr.B's house. "Somebody came out fronr the
truck and said:- "Ma B, me sah noo portray bah-oo;" it wassoue provisions,. al. -:ith
S some dasheen and some dasheon plants.
i; '"Mrci doo", said Mrs. B.
Mrs, X saw that Mrs. B spoke the truth, The two women were well again; theynever
S quarrelled with one another. One could not do without the other. As for Renold, he
never thought of stealing again, for he thought he would have been killed.
Every night Mrs.B and Mrs.X stayed late speaking to one another. But that was not
, ll. When they started to speak, the always started with "Who stole the Dasheen?4
and never forgot to end with '"ho stole the Basheen? "

VISIT POSTPONED:- Mr. Novelle Richards, Comm~iioner of the Eastern Caribbean
Gomnission in Canada, did not arrive on Oct.9.; his visit has been postponed to a
later date, possibly after the WIAS meeting.

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Pame Eight


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Page TNine


It would take about fifty complete issues
of ac newspaper to give a comprehensive
write-up on Hinduism, so I'll content my-
self with presenting some facets of Hindu
belief, that may interest you*
Hinduism is the oldest of the world's
major religions; it is not very much in
evidence in the Caribbean except for Tri-
nidad and Guyana where it was; introduced
by the 'East Indians' who settled there.
There are nillfons of Hindus throughout
the-world with the majority of them living
in India., To enumerate the beliefs of the
Hindus is practically can
believe just about anything and still be
a Hindu. There's a hodge-podge of beliefs
and rituals that range from Monkish celi.
bacy to glorified sex orgies; from snake
and cow worship to the noble pursuit of
truth,- -
The. strange thing about all this to
Christians is that it's not at all diffi-
..cult for a Hindu to accept Christ, bit it
is practically impossible to get him to
reject any of his old beliefs. Just as
Christianity grew out of Judaism, so Hin-
.duian grew out of Brahmanism. In its
highest and purest forms Hinduism closely
resembles the other major religions, it
also has many similar doctrines e.g:- They
have a triune God as have most branches of
Christianity. They name their three as-
poetam of God as 1/ Brahna, the Creator,
2/ Vishnu the preserver, and 3/'Siva the
destroyer. Their legends of creation have
some resemblance to Genesis- and their col-
lection of Sacred Scriptures is immense;
just as Catholicism has the dead language
of Latin for its use, just so Hinduism
has the dead language of Sanskrit. The
vadas are the most Holy of their books,
but the most widely known and road is the
Bhafavad-Gita (the smng of God). The fol-
lowing quotation portrays God incarnated
or channelled into Human form as the
figure of Krishna who talks to his disci-,
ple Arjuna gradually revealing his divine
source: hero he describes an tillumined'
mEan' .
'He knows bliss in the soul
-And wants nothing else
~ravings torment the heart:
15e renounces cravings.
I call hinr illumined.
Not shaken by adversity,
Not han.cring after happiness:
Free from fear1,free from anger,
Free from the things of desire

(Next week we will discuss Buddhisi

by a Correspondent

I call him a seer, and illhimir-d.
The bonds of his flesh are broken-
He is lucky, and does not rejoice:
He is unlucky and does not weep.
I call him illumined.
The abstinent run away from what they
But carry their desires with them:
When a man enters Roality,
He leaves his desires behind hin
Water flo-ws continually into the-ocean
But the Ocean is never disturbed
Desire flows into the mind of the seer
But he is never disturbed:
The seer knows peace:
The man who stirs up'his own lusts
Can never know peace.
He who knows peace, who has forgotten
He lives without craving:
Free from ego, free from.pride.%
There are many other verses of great
poetic beauty anongst Hindu-Holy Writ:
and because we are so often reminded of
the negative aspects of Hindu society
such as their caste system (which is: the
greatest case of segregation the world
will ever see) or their sacred cows that
run all over the place, I think it we 1
to read the beautiful'aspects of their'
faith once in a while.
Hindus claim countless saints-, and the:
main saint of this century IMhatma.Ghn:i :
conducted his life in such a way as-to'
earn the respect of nearly all mankind.
The majority of Hindus share a belief
in reincarnation, which it seems stems
from statements in their scriptures like,-
'In every age I come back
To deliver the holy
To destroy the sin of the sinner,
To establish righteousness -' r'.ishn
It sounds rather like Jesus, doesn't I.:'
Anyway, Hinus prefer to accept r-incarnr
tion (mind you, I-can think of a nnunber
of politicians who may cone back as assmc7
next time-Imight believe that).
To sum up: Being the oldest of the rel:-
gions-, Hinduism is probably'the most un.-
suited for the modern world, it presents
the greatest bar to advancing civilisati:;a-
to modern levels in India. A very wise
man, Sir Abdul Baha,made the statement
that civilisation is like a bird- its- two
wings arc (1) the spiritual aspect-and
(2) the practical aspect, and unless both
wings function equally and in harmony the
bird never gets off the ground.

saturday, October 21, 1967


t: ae Ten THE ST
The British Ministry of Health has been
flooded with protests over the discovery
that a Lbndon hospital had instructed its
staff not to attempt to revive patients
Over 65 years old who were suffering from
certain diseased The controversy started
when a BBC programme disclosed a recently
16-month standing order in Neasden hospi-
tal, London, that "over 65" patients with
certain diseases were not to be revived
in case of heart stoppage. Health Minis-
ter Kenneth Robinson, described by a spokes
man as "shocked",launched an investigation
The British Medical Association says it
did not know of the rule, which had been
posted on the bulletin board by the hos-
pital physician-superintendent.
Nearly 2,000 volunteers will be sought for
service in developing countries under an
expanded 1968-69 recruitment programme,
said Britain's Overseas Development Minis-
try yesterday.
The Catholic Institute for International
Relations, International Voluntary Ser-
vice, the United Nations Association and'
Voluntary Service Overseas, the 4 organ-
isations:responsible for the recruitment
and administration, are planning to have
up to 1,500 graduate and qualified vol-
unteers in service in developing countries
under their programme.
In addition, Voluntary Service Overseas
plans to recruit 450 "cadets" (school
leavers), which would bring the total
force to 1,950, af increase cf 228 on the
1967-68 programme.
As in previous years, the Ministry will
Provide 75% of the costs of the programme.
An appeal has been launched in Britain to
establish a Memorial Foundation in memory-
of Lord Attlee, the former Prime Minister,
who died on Sunday.
The Foundation is intended to initiate &
support' projects in the field of social
welfare. A.youth building will be set up
in S-tepney, East London. The appeal was
launched by the Lord Mayor of London,
Sir Robert Bellinger, at the'invitation
of the P.M. Mr.Harold Wilson. It has the
~u. port of -all parliamentary -parties,
Thousands: of pounds are already cpmin3 in.

TO OUR CORRESPONDENTS: We shall publish "
LIBERALIST" your letter cannot be print

R Satiurd-ay, October 21, 1967

"Trade unions in economic planning"' was
the theme discussed by representatives;
of the trade union Movements of 18 coun-
tries when they net together for this
yedr's Commonwealth trade union confer-
ence, held in Geneva during the Inter-
Various gpeakers referred to obstacles
to full engagement in planning trade
unions. Disunity between trade union
bodies was soeento weaken their partici-
pation, .nd: .one country was cited in which
some unions were wholly opposed to enter-
ing into the kind of engagement- required.
Unions which were primarily political in
their outlook had not been effective, and
in another case, where the trade union
movement cut across political lines, the
government was influenced by. the fact
that members of the Opposition were in
its ranks.
Five girls from the West.-Indies won
special prizes at St.Ann's General Hos-
pital School' of Nursing, North London,
The prizes were presented by he Duchess:
of Kent at the Prince of'Wales General
Hospital in North London, during an hour-.
long ceremony attended by staffs of both
hospitals and relatives in'd friends.-
Miss Brenda Harper of St. Michael,Barbtdo,
received a prize for progress in second-
year training as well as her badge and:
certificate" as' a State Enrolled-Nurse.
Four other prize-winners were from JAmaica
and two other girls fvom.-St.Michael,
Barbados, gained their S.R.N.
A special -isue of Dominica Postage
Stamps to~-orn@oorate Dominica Nation-
al Day 3rd November, 1967, will be re-
leased for sale the day before. There
will be four kinds- of stamps 5 cents-
Brown, Cream, Green and Grey; 10 cents-
Brown, Green and Blue; 15 cents Brown,
Yellow and Oraige, and 24 cents -Orange
Blue and Green, The design of the 50
stamp consists of 3 children holding-
hands, a.Carib, a Negro, and a. European,
standing againiat a background of nountaL,:
in the centre. The 100 stamp depicts a.
scroll with the inscription "The Future
in Our Hands" above which Christopher
Colombust ship is'depicted with Donznica.
in the.background. The design of the 15&
stamp consists of the motto of Dominica
inscribed on a scroll held up by a pair
of industrious -hands.
(Concluded on pago 16)

ed unless you identify yourself to Editor.

Saturday, October 21, 1967

A new long-term contraceptive--needing
to be taken only twice a year--is being
developed in Colombo, Ceylon, and may be
ready in from one to fl:'v years. Birth-
control woman expert Dr, Siva Chinaat-aby.
a delegate to the fifth World Congress on
Gynaecology and Obstretics, said the conts,
ceptive would take the form of a.pill or
an injection -- more probably an injection
It would be particularly valuable in coun-
tries where there wa- a population explo-
Thl Caribbean Veterinary Association
will shortly be receiving an invitation to
join a. Commonwealth Veterinary Association
which is to he set up. Sir" awda Jawara.
of Gambia, chaired the meeting of Common-
wealth delegates which proposed it, atten-
ded by representatives from Britain, Pak-
iatan, Australia, New ~Ealand, Canada,
India, Malaysia., the Gambia, Ghana, Niger-;
ia, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya Lesotho and
Malta The interests of the Caribbean
were looked after by Canada.

App locations are invited from suitably
qualified persons for appointment as Cler-
cal Issistants in the Public Service of
the State of Dominica,
2. The post is- on the permanent and pen-
sionable establishment.
3, alary: is at fhe rate of $1332 per
annum in the scale $1332 x 60 1452
-=.84 1872 x 96 2160 x 144 3192.
4. Applicants should hold the GC.E. in
at least two subjects at "0" level.
5. Applications stating age, qualifica-
tions etc, should be submitted to the
Secretary, Public Service Commission
and should reach her not later than
31st October, 1967.

PSC 6/2,G.110, 1/1
16th October.

This is to inform the General Public
that Dr. Spenseley Director of Trop-
ical Products Institute, who will be
visiting Dominica from October 22nd-25th,
will speak at a Public Meeting to be
held at the Ste Gerard's Hall on Tuesday
October 24th at 8.00 p.m.
The public is cordially invited to attend,
1/1 J.B.YANKEY, Chief Agricult. Officer.

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a k9-AL


iAplicat.ion are invited frotn suitablee
persons for the post of MaLl Probai'i 'i
Officer, Social Development Div-i.con,
The particulars of the post are as-
1. Appointment : The post is on the
permanent and peoisionable estabtlishcntd
-of the territory
2. Salary: The ns-lary is i'. the' sc-la. ,
of 3336 .- 144 3624 x 180 $4 ,544,
3. Qualifications: Applicants must have
had at least ten years formal educati-'on ;
up to secondary school level, Prefe-cone ..
will be given to applicants wirh G-C, .
passes particularly in English,
4. Duties:: The duties of the post. ,:-ill
include island-wide supervision of MA.le
Probationers, development of youth w;~r.,
especially in the Roseau area, social]
case work and'after-care of discharged
'male prisoners, The officer will be
required to work in close collabo-ation
with the--feale-. Probation Officer,
5* Lccve'-i Leave will be granted in ac-
cordance ,with local leave regulations.
6. Allowances: Travelling and Subsist-
ence Allowances are payable- in accordance
with local regulations in respect of on duty,
7. General: The officer will be subject-
to local regulations and General Orders,
Financial and Store Rules and other ri.b-'-
sidiary legislation in force in the i:ci---
tory in so far as they are applicable .
Applications should be addressed to '
the Secretary, Public Service Commission
Roseau, and should reach her not later -
than 31st October, 1967.

PSC 3/23, G107-,-1/1,
9th October, 1967.

"The development of new polit:icu'
philosophies and new insights into indiv.i--
dual and group psychology, international
systems of education and the perfection
of supra-national organizations are essen- I
tial elements'in any comprehensive pur-
suit of peace; but the safety of mankind*
is too precariously balanced to allow us
the luxury of long-term thinking andU plan.
ning without the need for urgent aotiona,
Unless we ar6 prepared to take risks, it
must be said, as soberly and undramatical-
ly as it is.possible to make such a stat --
ment, that we may not survive much.longe-,
(Br. Min. of Disarmament, Lord Chalfont,,-)


Sturday,October 21, 1967 THE STIR iaee Twelve



The black flag did not fly from the mast of the banana ship when lvocat
Dupigny came home to his resting-place: but many people watched with sad-
ness and curiosity as he was borne ashore for the last time. A very inde-
pendent-minded man, he had gone to Barbados in search7mobility and renewed
health; death struck him down there., and he came back to a mourning house-
hold and a mourning island state.
Barriste rDupigny's greatest legal triumphs occurred in the last year.
of his; life. W"e. iknew him first and fo e ost a c fc:zily lawyer, careful
and deliberate over everything; we knew him as a. friend, happy to welcome
the WVes Indian wanderer even though a stranger ( as Professors Rufus: King i
of Cambridge and Lucette of Martinique can testify,' among several others);
and above all as a good raconteur, immensely knowledgeable in the genealo-
gical trees and foibles of Dominica's citizenry he was able, for inst.o,
to sort out the ancestry of the Shillingford family (quite a feat). Iattaely
he excelled in Court in delicate and 'troublesoneT cases, gaining an acqruitbQ l
here and a victory there when it was least expected;- plunging even into
controversial murder cases :s a relief from his well-known land tenure argu-
mehts... in which he was exceedingly informed.
Born on 14th November, 1899, Clifton Dupigny was educated at the Doninica
Grammar School, and spent-some years in Governmeiit service'r He worked in
the Registry (where F.B.B. Shand described him as a-fuiu-yt promising law
student, giving him some law books: and his: blessing), also in the Treasury. j
S In 1930 he entered London University, during study leave for one year. He ,
studied law in the Inner Temple during 1937-8 and returned for his finals
in 1939 specialisingg in Land Law-). He was called to the Bar during the.
early months of World IWar II; and during that war he was the sole lawyer in
private practice in Dominica.
He became increasingly public-spirited; was a member of the Roseau Town
Council in 1948, became a Trustee of the Dominica.Trade Union, and founded
with others the People's National Movement in 1956-7. A man of strong prin-
ciples, he failed as a politician, but did not become disillusioned until
after several hard struggles-. It was he who was responsible for the cutting
of Dominica Grammar School fees until they became among the lowest through-
out the small islands. L Federalist, he represented Dominica at the Montago
Bay Conference.
Clifton Dupigny, as everybody knows, was a dedicated Anglican of the Old
School, He was long-a member of the Church Council, and his regular attend-
ance at Church Services was almost taken for granted -- as also his prefer-
mnce for walking home, even through rain. The most lovable attribute he
possessed was that of loyalty. You were his be it. Anen.
That however did not deter him from 'telling offI his juniors (and perhaps
even his seiors?) when the occasion arose.
This man whom we have now lost should have had his biographical note
written by Charles Dickens, for he was a Dickensian character, oblivious of
what will people say'. He showed' his long-standing belief in the education
of women by giving his two daughters, Vanya and Cilma, excellent educations
leading to Bar degrees. To them we extend our sorrowful and sympathetic
thoughts. It only-remains for us to quote the'lines which sprang to mind
when we heard of Avocat Dupigny's last journey.(They are by the great writer
R.L.S. Stebenson):
Under the wide and starry sky These be the words you grave for me-
Dig the grave and let me lie; Here he lies where he longed to b 6;
Glad did I live and gladly die-- Hone is the sailor, home from sea,
And I laid no down with a will. And the hunter, home from the hill..
S--- ... .... P.S.A. & RE.A. i

Scatud'ay, October 21, 1967 TI

In Greece, 38 people went on trial Wed-
nesday charged with conspiring to overthrow
the "government" a military dictatorship.
In St.Kitts:6 members of the Opposition
Party PAM are being tried this week before
Mr.Justice St.Bernard, charged with cons-
piracy to overthrow the government.

Call Fr Halt To Dictatorship
One could hear a pin drop at times at
Market Fill, St.George, on Sunday when a
large crowd listened intently to sustained
attack on the Barrow regime, especially
by Sir Grantley Adams on the attitude of
the governing party towards the Oppositio,
and warning that would-be dictators must
be brought to their senses. Sir Grantley
warned that they were living in perilous
tines and they should not say that what is
happening in other places; some of them
nearby in-the West Indies, could not hap-
pen in Barbados. Sir Grantley said that
in the forty years that he hadr been in
politics he had never seen Barbados in
Such a parlous state politically. They
had a -duty to themselves to see to it tht
they should be able to live as free men.
They had only to come to the House on
Tuesday and see what wasm happening there
to realise that he was not exaggerating.
There was a situation in thLse parts, to-
day where Anguilla was not the only Islatnf
where there was unrest. Democracy goesitD
the wall when the people ignore what is-
happening around then. Their freedom-was
in danger of being taken away right here
in Barbados. Little by little democracy
was being: eroded. In all his years he had
never seen Barbadosa sink to such depths,
because one man had the outlook of Hfrumah
and those .around him were too afraid to
stand up to him. The Prime Minister of
this island was showing a contempt for the
House which is the typical attitude of a
dictator. Had the people given them the
numbers they wanted, they would do any -
thing. (Cheers) If there was one thing
that would have to be achieved before he
died it was that the House should be run
constitutionally and according to the rile2
He. had a. censure motion against the
Speaker for frequent mistaken rulings and
no attempts by the Government-to put off
discussion of private members? business
by any noans-, however foul, would stop it
being debated, Referring to Anguilla, Sir
Grantley--said that he had always praised
Bradshakis: work as a Minister in the
Federal Government. He Bradshaw, had

SE. STAR .Pag Thirteen

worked hard. He had shown courage and"'
there were occasions when he apportioned
money to an Island according to its:needsa
and not (say) to St.Kitts because it was
the Island he represented. But in so
far as the crisis over Anguilla was- con-
cerned, he, Sir Grantley, said that Brad-
shaw had gone too far and acted wrongly
from a constitutional point of view. He
had no right declaring emergency powers
ofthe sort which had been declared in
'St.Kitts. In spite of an application for
habeas corpus the Opposition had still
been kept looked up for some time due it
a delcy in the hearing. What had happened
in one Island could happen in another,
The Opposition here asked questions from
Tuesday to Tuesday and they were either
not answered or, if answered, lies were
told such as Barrow had done over the.
affair of Reuters correspondent Bacheloro
-Extracted from THE ELECONT

N O T I C E'
Under the terms of the Calibishe Vil-
lage Scheme, The Central Housing & Plan-
ning Authority is now able to offer 54
lots for early possession.
The lots which are a minimum of 3,750
square feet will be disposed of byiinstal-
ments over 20 years or by outright cash
sale for $670, at the choice of the
applicant. Terms of installment purchase
will be explained on application to our
Accounting Division,
A copy of the Scheme which was pubish- '
ed in the Gazette on 17th August, 1967
and a plan of the area may be inspected
and full information obtained at the
Authority's office in Roseau, The ho-usa \
ing area has been surveyed and all lots
marked for identification on the site
The Calibishie Village Extension Scheme
has been prepared with the object of de i
veloping the area as a desirable rosideu:.--
ial extension to the Village- Li th-i:'
object in view the Authority r.-cr.n
the right to allocate lots and to g:vant
and refuse applications for any parti-
i cular lot or for any lot whatever in its
absolute discretion. Priority in the allc--
cation of lots will however be given to
persons residing in The Calibishie':area.
Persons who may have already submitted
applications for lots in the area are re-
quested to submit netw applications on
the prescribed forms addressed to The-
Secretary & Chief Technical Officor.'
SEC-& Chief Tech Off cer C.H.&.P.A
M.P. No.C&~ 2/28,G.10 1/1

-PaO. ourteen TE STROt 21
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One of the features of Mental Health
Week this year was the-further branching
out of the Associatio-ts activities into
the country districts. Portsmouth was
the first place to be visited and MIvhStcr
Les&tracde reported that with the help of
Rov. J. Poore and Fr. More very success-
ful film showing and discussion was held
on Friday Sept. 29. On the Monday Dr,
Dorian Shillingford and Visual'Aid Offioer
Gregoire had a, tremendous- open-air film-
show at Grandbay and on the Friday,Droqya
and 1r. Yarde, with the help of lrSinon,
had a packed hall for a. film show at
Spufriere. The Association now plans to
form branches at these places in Dominica.
A. good turnout of Police saw three films
(one showing police at work on suicidal
cases) at Police HE and a poorly attended
film show with a panel discussion after-
wards was held on the Thursday at the
Wesley High School.
With only a very few sellers, the flag
Day on the opening Saturday (despite
threats from Edith) proved profitable;
$49.24 has been brought in from Roseau
and Grandbay (Mahaut sales are yet to
come). On the same night Entertainments
Ltd. gave the door receipts for the AssQ-
ciation's Dance at Paln Grove, and, inclut-
ding the raffle, a sun of $225.20 profit
was realisedc Thanks are tendered to all
On Thursday afternoon there was Open,
Day at the Mental Hospital and the O.T.
Hut was: formally opancd' (reported else-,
where inlast wo3kcs STA ).The Hospital
patients had a special service on Sunday
"v October conducted by Fr. Charles,
and a film show the next day. The picnic
at Scott: Head on the Friday was greatly
enjoyed by all the patients.
Radio features nearly every day of the
week kept the public informed of the prob-
lens of mental health and included talks
by the Bishop of Roseau, Minister Stevens
and the President of the Association; aleo
the radio play "The Hostile World" and a
talk on "Treatnent at Home" by a recent,
visitor to Doninica, Mrs.Jean Sanville-

(Chairman, Mr.John Wilson, Director of
EDyal. Cononwealth Society for the
Blind). .
RESOLUTIONS passed at the Cornonwealth
Caribbean Conference on work for the
blind held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
from Sept.25-Oct,2. (see opp.col).

1. Recognising that there is a minimum
of 10,000 blind persons in the Common-
wealth area:
Considering that the magnitude of the
problem of blindness makes it imperative
that work for the blind and for the pre-
vention of blindness should be co.-orda-n-
ated on a regional basis: ._
This Conf rence recommends: (1) that a
Caribbean Council for the blind be esta-
blished; (ii) a review of work to be donr-
for the blind and the visually hahdicap]."
and the establishment of progranneos ,;j.
their education and welfare; naintenan'e
of contact with governments and organiza-
tions; (iii) affiliation with any appro-
priate regional or international organsiza-
tion to be provided in a Constitution to
be drafted by an Interin Council,
that all over the world countless thous-
ands of people are falling into blindness
every year for lack of early and adequate
medical treatment;
Considering that nuch blindness with its
attendant -human suffering and waste of
economic resources is-preventabl.o,
Conference reconmxends: (i) that govern-
ments be urged to take innediate steps
to institute progra,res for the preserva-
tion of sight; (ii) that every agency
concerned with work for the blind be ad-
vised to include among its objects acti-
vities for the prevention of blindness
and the restoration of sight; (iii) that
in order to focus public attention oh
blindness, agencies for the blind should
institute a "Prevention of BlindnessmUec :-,
threughbut the region.
TII. LEGISLATION: Recognising that the
blind require special help and protecti--.
in order that they may enjoy their right:-
as- citizens; Noting that in many court.
buch help and protection are ensured by
legislation; -
Conference recoreonds: That governments.
follow the lead already given by sone
Caribbean Cour~i7es in introducT:c. lgis-
lation toiLen-ure the following niirn
provision: (a) Compilation of a National
Register of the Blind; (b)-Provision of
free education for all educable blind
children; (c) Support to any recognized
institution providing efficient services
for the rehabilitation, training and en.-
ploynent of the blind; (d) Adjustment,
where necossarsy, of social security 1,: '.
lation to nake adequate provision for the
support of blind destitutes; -
(Continued on page 16)

bT`~Cuc~ry, Ftober 21, 19067


Pnsrz PaurtFten

Saturday, October 21, 1967 ._-., .j.:-

***.^*-s:; =***** + !;TS!'* 0*y C *
'What does it profit a gain the DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE
whole world and lose his:soul?" (Gospel 1967
according to St.Matthew). N don't stop A.PPLICATION FOR CITRUS PLANTS
reading, I am not a preacher. I am only
saying that you missed a lot of soul if you This is to inform all exist : yg and
missed the Janb'oree of soul which was stage potential farmers that ,pplirtions are
at .the Green Lantern last Sunday. Even the now invited by the Division of -'L-ricul-
jcouts in Trinidad never had a jamboree like ture for the purchase of citrus plantii'
that EVen RATS-, wh:o is never surprised, material for the establishment of citrus
was-startled by the professional touch of cultivations in 1968 on the specified
the show. There was onl- one failing; the form available from your District Agri-
show was: just too short I cultural Officer and Head Office.
That Sunday I came out of my hole to have CLOSITG DATE DECE1MBER 31st 1967.
M. nice time, but I had no-idea.what I was
letting myself into when I went to the Lan- J.Bernard Yankey.
tern; I saw souls converted; even'the chun'h 2/2 -- -Chief Agricultural Office"
could not have done better. In this corn-
or you would have a guy twisting his ankles
By the bar you could find the manager soul- ,DOMINICA 1 ON AGENIDA AT NASSAU
ing with a satisfied grin on his face. (At Royston Ellis, Project Director of the
last he has transformed the Lantern into Marquis- of Bristol's Emerald Hill.,idC
the type of club he has dreamt it would be). Estate, loft Dcinica- on Thursday. Mr.
On the stage we can see the cause of all Ellis will be meeting Lord Bristol and
thisa-Tilly Alexander, Patrick James with other business associates f'or a week loin
SChris. Francis and his Rebbs. conference at the exclusive East Hill
Club in Nassau. He will return for Nat-
Who say that we aren't progressing? TheThe agenda for the conference
ionai Day. "The agenda for the conferences
,Mou2ers discovered joints,in their bodies
cov jontsin eir bodies covers a variety of our business project--
which God didn't have in his original plan. in the'WestIndios, North America nad
Imagine a guy with feet turned in, knees Europe," -. El said before his de-
bent out, head bent forward and back curved? Erpe ll si or i -
Sparture. "We will be working out our
The stunt men just can't beat that. if you colt development progranne for the
wer thre, you won't have to imaginecomplete de-velopment programme for the
were there, you won't have to imagine it at Enerald Hillside Estate at Mero, as well
all. If you were not there, then I have as w n ich we can cooperate
got some good news for you. The Manager i as waysin which we can cooperate th
ot oeGood new foryou. The nger i the government and the people of Doininic,.
fll forgiving; he is giving you a second f
in boostinG the island for tourismir, paL.r-
chance to confess your omission and redeem o t the international ot
icularly at the International Boat SheCw'
yourself.. You can make reparations by -, Ellisiis taking to Nassau a number
coming this Sunday. You will surely say,
r f iof proposals put to him by Dominicans,
realy fl ts nd of m c which will be discussed at the conference
He is also taking the contour survey and
When the cats are away, RPJTS comes out to lot plan completed this week by Mr.Karo 1
play. Now RATS is playing with the subject Winski, "This is the first time .M-,Wini-
of the fairer sex, a. sex which is never has done such a detailed contour survey
th4r. God made everything out of nothing, of a. large area since he worked, on the
but women make something out of a little Goodwill scheme twenty years aS~- caid
hi woman will boldly tell her husband ,llis. "I '-a very pleased with -'i. .res.
I know I spend a lot of money, but I am which should enable us to begii Cevelop-
sure you can't name another of my extrava- ment very soon,'
gances." But what about their gossip? This
gossip has run down more people than cars. S PE C I AL SA L E
have. A. girl who has just been asked to get C('Zi'' $2.50 PER BAG NOP1MAL DELIVERY
married doesn't have to break the good news; 100 and OVER 12.40 PER BAG EX WARE- I
the other women know. Their system of con- HOUS T T
munication has surpassed that of Cable &BJEC T CNGE ITHOUT OTICE.
Wireless. The hardest problem for a man is- J ~STPHAN & .o. HARDWARE DEPT,-
to find out a girl's age. If she says she _/i
is in her Mohrido-., ,he .~Agt idast as: well tourniquet might not stop ypur circulation.:
be. in her early flirties and weighing a hun a wedding ring can. You may carry the
dred and plenty. And boys' remember A bride from the church to the house, but-
when she puts her foot down...look out !

i~cj IrilCCCil





2atuIday, October 21, 1967

?age Si~ctaen J.IL~ STiP

S TAR S PSTAOR TS NTEW iNTIOAL STI:IPS:(fr, p.10 ) The design
SDiv.I: Gorbbormere Beat D.G.S. 3 0 of the 24 0 stamp consists of a couple
Combornere playing with a slightly unbal- dancing Bclair with a drum, At the left
Sanced team maintained their position atthe side of the drumnBelaire' is written and
top'of Div.,. League Table when they ippcd the word dancing' on the right. A chain
D,G.S. 35-O last Saturday. Although Comber-with open cuffs symbolises abolishment of
nere proved to be the better side, the slavery. Her 1Sajest the Queen and the
schoolboys did very well in keeping their Crown symbol- appear on each irs..e
opponents at bay in the first half. But THE BLIND ( p. 14) (0) Eterption
an early second hhlf goal by C.Augustus from Customs and' Import Duties on equi.p-
and two more from Emanuel earned a well- nent, literature, good -nd material re-
deserved win for Combernere quired in connection wit the teaching,
Blackburn L~.c to Geltic U1iited training, enr?.nynot .ad wlf.. re cf the
A first half goal by Julian gave Celtic blind; (f) tification of the 1952.UNESCO
1-O win ovenr.Blackburn, in a match which Agreement on the importation of educational .
S didn't live up to expectations, thus leav- scientific, and cultural material; (g) ra-
ing a.lhandful-crowd much dissatisfied last tification of the Universal Postal Union
uinday. Agreement on postal privileges for the
SBlackburns Mose : in blind. (Othe.r RESOLUTIONS Next Weck).
Blackburn lost yet another match on Wed- STARSPORTS: r5.linqu;thhed the county caop-
nesday, this time to Rovers by whom they taincy. The paper went on to say that th
were. defeated 2-0 The first half sawBlac-rees all-rounder in world cricket i
burn defend stoutly and the scores at the cpatle of dragging Lancashire back to the
interval standing at 0-0. But. two second toc in English county cricket,
half goals from Soamos and Dontfrail saw Wst Indies fast bowler dolh Gohen w
cleartoost dies fast bowler dolphohen wu,:
Rovers: clear o victory .... awaded a Royal Bankl of Canada scholarship
Spartans 5. D.G.S. 2 and is now reading for a at UL:,
Spartans were up-against some stiff com.
BOXIG:.: Saldlvar Ends Boxing Carcer
petition from D.G.S. who really'showed v- r
xiin their play. artan can Vincente Saldivar ended his bril-
soe iroveentin their y, part liant boxing career in champion style on
started the scoring through Clem John and Saturda night, beating Welshman Howard
B.Csiir but a beauty froa Sarichardcls Winston in 12 rounds to retain his world
which left goal-keeper Carrington stranded,featherweight title and then announced his
narrowed the lead for the schoolboys. It retiree
was: Richards again who leveled the score, re ron ..
early in the second half but two goals by BASKET-BALL:p Sven-Up Giants in to do Batt
Vigo and another by Bramble saw Spartans The Dominica side to tour Guadeloupe late
to victory last Thursday and standing 5sd next month will be determined by the per-
in the League Table. formances against Barbados Senior League
.Div. SM. Surriss Basket-Ball champions Seven-up Giants. Thi_-
ivM.. Surpwas disclosed in a release from Bro..AL.
S-an-.-vory oxcitingEatch last Friday, Stevens, who has been coaching our local
S S.M.A. whipped Spartans 2-1.-. Dorival boys in preparation for the rtches. to ta>l
S found the nets twice for SM.A. and Robertsplace front Oct.20-23 at the St.Mary's Acac-
S getting Spartans lone goal. emy Stadium.. The Giants were engaged in a
Crusaders Bow* To Celtic Tournament in Barbados which caused the
'On Monday Crusaders suffered yet another postponement of their trip to 1c' `. .-
defeat, this tine to Celtic United bywhm was to have taken place on Oct,
a.- ~ i...... to C c U .Meanwhile, the slann d tean for C.: r : e.1c;
they were defeated 3-1. Crusaders took en, land tea for .
21st and -2nd matches has been so" cctod an
la d through Ettienne but the Celtic boys
rads: B- enoit Sorhaindo, MacFord Zanore,
never gave up and kept pounding throughtne r s Beoi ohn r a mor,
George Daniel, Cuthbert Williams, Errol
Crusaders defence.
Blackman, Jim I',urray (of Atons), Clem
School League starts today with 9 teams rrt omas, ri io(C
Severin, Herbert Thomas, Eric Vigo(Citygh
participating. Bradley Hector Wilmath Le Blanc (Lozmers
Cricket: On Wednesday a loading newspaper and Bernand Thomas .S.M:.A.) 'Last night the
said that-West Indies Cricket Captain Gary Giants met Dominicals League Chamnions.IAT.
So~ors is the man Lancashire want to suc- To FOOTBALL FAIF: sorry your Football Teoa'.
ceed Brian Stathain, who on Tuesday_ surs-stions ccai:.ot be crowded in this i "ss'.
r~tinted & 'Published by the Proprietor, Robert E. Allfreyof St.Aroment, Dominicat
at 26 Bath Road, Roseau, DOMINICA, H.I.,

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