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Vol. V, No. 16 Saturday, November 18, 1967 Ten Cents
ST. KITS THROWS OUT DOMINICAN
SWITH the deportation of Montserrat
barrister John Kelsack, for 7 years
readAent in St. Kitts, and of Angustus
Peter, Dominica-born sugar factory wor-
: "ker who lived in St. Kitts over thirty
j.: *years, the PURGSGE :!';rnst critics of the
S.regime in that co-WIAS $tate has begun
anew.* Meanwhile lth1 British Govern-
m aent at the behest of premier Robert
SBrad5Ahw, plans to send M.P.s Donald
SChapman and Nigel Fisher (Labour and
Tory) to Aiguilla to look around. We
K.H.C.AU-EYNE ,C. trust they will look around, and listen, yadshow SqnV1
in St.Kitts too. But perhaps they will not hear much over the radio. All
this week, when the St. Kitts drama has become a fantasy, not a word was said
to tell the people of St. Kitts of their predicament. Most of our inforatron
on recent events comes from Mr. Keith Alleyne Q.C,, newly returned here after
Mr. Justice St. Bernard quit and adjourned the "conspiracy" cases from last
Wednesday until next Monday. (The comments on this page are our own).
ST. KITTS, dear readers,is in a deplorable state. On Tuesday afternoon (a
public holiday, Prince Charles' birthday), an emergency meeting of the House
of Assembly was held, mainly to consider a resolution 'to institute an inquiry
into the administration of justice in St.Kitts'. Bradahaw and Southwell spoke
bitterly against Judge St. Bernard and of the Court, using their privilege as
members of the House of Assembly (within its precincts) to speak against, them.
Theae men are said to have stated that the House of Assembly was 'the highest
tribunal in the land' e.g. that justice is subject to government. They said
their 'patience and forbearance was at an end' and they intended to 'assert
the will of the people'. (We wish we had a copy of these speech transcripts)!
Sir Fred Phillips (abroad) had handed over his powers to the Executive, leav-
ing behind him as Deputy Mr. Milton Allen; the deportation order against John
KelaLck was signed by Bradshaw. DOMIN-CAN AUGUSTUS PETME was deported by
special plane : WHY? Normally, when a citizen of any land is deported, the
home government takes up his ease. Will LeBlane & Mrs James do so for Peter?
We underaltnd Bradshaw has hinted that the British Government is on his side.
If so, it has gone a-long way from the eiour Party of Attlee and Gaitakell,
re also learn that he expects sympathy from the WIAS States for the amendment
of an Order-in-Council proposing that these States appoint their own Judges...
a very dangerous thing: we hope it is not true that LeBlanc favours this.
So here you have its a Judge got disgusted and cleared out; a lawyer and a
workman from other States were thrown out; A Dominican-born Magistrate was
accused of 'rigging the jury'; Jenner Armour is still waiting to defend Herbert
and Alleyne will soon be on his way back to fantasy-state. LOOK OUT!
Above all, LOOK OUT THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN St. KITTS DOESN'T HAPPEN HER'!
M0ES ROAD FUNDS: 1 3~,000 E.C. has been provided by the British Government foi-
the purchase of road construction equipment by Dominica Government.
PERU won MISS WORLD contest; Argentina 2nd, Guyana thirds see p.3.
Page Two THE STAR Saturday,November 18,1967
REFLECTIONS ON NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS by Androcles
Apart from the failure to broadcast at the Rally the Message of the
Leader of the Opposition ahd the reading of the citations for the award of
the Dominica Medal, euphemistically termed "regrettable lapses" by the "
"Dominica Chronicle" the National Day celebrations can be termed a success
and-the population may justifiably congratulate itself.
The national nature of the celebrations Was striking. If any partisan-
ship had hoped to use the occasion as a means Of bringing kudos -to the ruling
political party, it was disappointed. For the celebrations turned out to be
a manifestation of love for the Dominica which will endure long after today's:
parties are only memories. And.this is as it should be.
I saw many avowedly anti-Labour citizens sporting the national colours
on their persons:, their cars and their hmmes and singing the Mtate anthem with
an enthusiasm not beaten by anyone. The same can be said of persons of no
known political bias. While the Government must be given due credit for its
part in the organization, hundreds of ordinary citizens, dozens of organiza-
tions:, the Churches-, the press all made their invaluable contributions to
the success of 1967 National Day. In addition, the conduct and behaviour of'
the large crowds. t the-various functions left nothing to be desired. Hence,
congratulations to all I
May I be allowed to record a few reflections which c-ne to me during the
Firstly, I regret very much the absence of a distinctive national flag.
I am totally opposed to the continued use of the BritishW' 3leEnsign, defaced
'with' the State badge, as our national flag. I cannot see the reason why we
,pay tribute and respect to a purely local State anthem, national motto, coat-
of-arma, yet find it difficult to have a true Dominica flag such as so many
of our fellow Associated States have. The pity is the greater in that
Dominica lends itself to such an imaginative range of flag designs that I
believe re could carry out something very special in this line. I very much
hope that the authorities will give further consideration to the question of
having our own distinctive flag.
Another thought which occurred to me during the celebrations: was con-
cerned with the fact that-all national symbols were designed and created by
non-Doninica-born persons: Mrs. Eleanor Lovelace-in designing our'Coat-of-
arms; Rev. Father Proesmans in selecting the patois motto; Mr-.W. MPond for.
the excellent verse which makes up the-words of the State anthem and Mr.L.M.
Christian for the inspiring music of the anthem. All of which, I consider.
dignified, appropriate and reflective of the national spirit. We can be proge-
of the whole lot. As has been properly pointed out in another section of thed
local press:, all these contributions to national emblem and symbols, requisites
at our stage of constitutional development, are persons -- at least those
resident here -- who partake to the full of the national spirit, in fact
more than most.
Yet another thought which occurred to me was that before long we shall
have to erect a bust of the late Clifton Dupigny -- to honour the memory of
this patriotic son of Dominica. The distinction in the patriotism. of Rawle
and Dupigny which has been made elsewhere is absolutely correct: the former
to Dominica in his visionary wider context of a Iest Indian Federation;
Tr.Dupigny to the island we all of us know and love for its own sake. When
(I do not say"if") the bust of Dupigny is erected, I suggest that the one to
Rawle be re-located appropriately to the railed-in area near the Court House
where so much of his glory as a politician and an advocate was achieved
(this apart from the consideration that in Rawlets time the Federation Drive
roundabout where his bus is: erected was part of the agricultural cultivations
of Goodwill Estate) whila Dupigny's bust-be placed on the present site of the
Rawle bust for two reasons; (continued on age 6)
Saturday, November 18, 1967 THE
0 U E E N AND COMMONlWEALTH
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh
paid a special visit to George
Cross Island MALTA this week. *
Charles, Prince of Wales was 19 yrs.
old on November 7, **.
C'-il-.T..LTH a Memorial (scholar-
ship) Fund with Committees in all
British countries has been started.
The Duke of Norfolk heads EngLand's
committee, on which Peter May and
Frank Griffiths also sit, ****
BRITAIN: six "Miss World" contest-
ants are sick; they blane the
English climate and 'seem to have
caught some kind of bug', says
their organiser. The contest has
had to be postponed.
Prine..Minister Wilson, rounding on
his U.S. Allies, called on individ-
ual countries to join Britain in
building powerful industrial mach-
ines to fight United States domin-
ation of strategic European indus-
tries. *** Britain resolved to
pull out of 100 years' occupation
oT South Arabia on Nov. 22. Lord
Shackleton will be assigned to
negotiate immediate power transfer
with leaders of National Liberation
WIAS: West Indian WIAS represent-
atives will meet in Dominica on
Nov. 20 to continue talks on reg-
ional co-operation, chaired by
Premier E.O.LeBlanc. A London tour-
ist centre and regional defence
force are among items on agenda.
SW-1ZIL AND, last remaining British
Protectorate in Africa, will become
independenttnext year. It is a
mountainous kingdom between South
Africa and Mozambique. :'*****
SCIf!LPP,.L Chairman &8 wife to visit:
Lord & Lady Rockley will be the
guests of Major C.R.Thompson & Mrs.
Thompson at La Coudrai from today
(Nov.18) for two weeks. *"***
"North Viet Nan was bombarded by
mortuaries yesterday" -- announcer
on Radio Antilles, Tuesday last.
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One Wooden House at 21 Piveteau
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CHRI S TIANITY
(In the Comparative Religion Series)
by a Correspondent
I have found it very difficult in-
deed to sit down and write this par-
ticular episode on comparative relig-
ion about Christianity. Well, first
of all, about ninety-nine per cent of
our readers are professed Christians
and it must be presumed that they
know all that there is to know about
their own faith, and secondly, to
maintain an absolutely neutral path
between the varying beliefs of. the
different sects is nearly impossible.
I have just been reading about a
three million dollar 'drive in church'
in America, where one can sit in ore's
car to listen to the service,meanwhile
eating popcorn and hot dogs. There is
such an apparent gulf between this
and the recorded habits of the early
Christians that it is difficult to
realise that they are both represent-
ative of the faith of .Christianity.
What is Christianity? The word
'r ristian' is supposed to mean a fol-
lower of Christ', but the seven hun-
dred million people limped together
under the term 'Christian can hardly
be thought of as followers of Jesus.
Included in their number are the
racists, the atomic bomb droppers,the
Jew baiters, the. warlike, the rapdc-
ious business men, the intolerant...
It seems that whoever measured the
amount of Christians in the world was
using the wrong yardstick. Now, we do
have a very.good criterion of 'who is
a Christian'; it was supplied by
Christ Himself, and it is remarkably
simple: He said that His followers
would love one another as he had
loved usJ Using this yardstick I
have already located a sprinklingof
true Christians; they have belonid
to just about every different branch
of Christianity there is. No one de-
nomination seems to have the monopoly
of true Christians in fact some
belong to no church at allJ
A friend of mine once likened
Christians to children at school who
love their teacher but forget all
the lessons they are taught' Let)s
look at the Teacher whose lessons are
Jesus was born in the reign of
Caesar Augustus a man who had the
(concluded on p,14)
Pa2ge four ~:r STAR Saturday,ibvember 18, 1967
R E A E V I E W S
b*............................i*.;.~~-;: .* : .,................. O ': ~~~
Md HTAVE OUR OU, FLAG I
I have received a .speCimen of
Dominicans: National Elag', and I. feel
that; it is impossible to keep my dis-
satisfaction to myself.- It; is beyond
me, Madam, to understand why there
should be any Britisl representation
on OUR NATIONAL ELAG, We have been a
colony of Britain for over two hundred
years, isn't it time that we be origin-
al, patriotic, and use. our creativity
for Dominica's indentificati1on and
I feel that our flag should be ex-
tricated with the removal of BRITAIN'S
UIT1LL [ JAICK from it. It is time that
our intellectuialsand policy- makers use
creativity and influence national prifd
and love ito every Dominican,. en to
the point of telling Britain: no, and
stick to it.
JOSEPI PELTIER, Univ, Of aasachusdJs
WARNING TO TE :TTIOIT
'IT reference to'our Nati-onral Day,
I beg' to turn our people is minds to
this verse. of Scripture which says,
'-lessed is the nation, whose God is
the Lord." I realize that we are be-
co;,ming a. small nation and we are
locking forward to progress and pros-
perity. 1 want to-tell the people of
Dominica one thing': if this nation
will not put away their'ungodliness:
and sin from among them, if they will*
not turn to Sod with their whole hart,
and put }'im first in their planning
and their business, God will not pros-
per them. If we take a -.ook at other
nations who once served God, and fofeed
Hin, but because they turned their
backs on I-m due to their prosperity,
they are how falling,'and have fallen,
Look at Babylon, Rome, England, and
many other places; they are no more
what they once were, all because God
is left out. I am warning our people
to cling to God. The Bible teaches
that Righteousness exalteth a nation,
but Sin is a reproach to any people
(Proverbs 14). When our Governor and
Ministers, our business-men and people
give God what is due to Him, then fill
Dominica prosper. There are other
people .'.howill come to Domnnica with
their forms and customs, and sins of
description, and if Dominica is al-
ready contaminated. by wickedness and
immorality,'it will surely sink to
degradation, Think of our Gc-'ernment
allowing evolution to be taug in
the schools which causes the child-
ren to disrespect God, and disregard.
His teachings and commands and to
have no reverence for Him; I say
again, until ohr Governor, Ministers,
and people have a personal experience
with the Lord Jesus Christ, D ominica
will not be of any good moral stan-
dard and sin will eat its substance
MIy God help us to serve Him as
(by a. ..special. correspondent)
DEminica's 7tional Day celebrations
in Jamaica took the form of a fete
at the .Mona home of-VMr and Mrs.
Conrad Shillingford. It was a festire
occasion on which Dominicans got the
rare opportunity to get away from
the "whiningly'" monotonous, though.
pulsatingly8weet ska-like "Rock-
e;6ady" beat, and dance again to some
real Calypso. -The fete was in some.
way a family reunion in which Domini-
cans renewed acquaintances with com-
patriots (including "long-lost Pelhan
Jolly, Mrs. Clayton Shillihgford and
Dr. SEillingford). The guests- were
treated to sore souse (among other
things of course.). and a fittig-L
address bY D.S.L. President C.A.
It is rify feeling, however, that
a fete tws not the only form the
celebrations could take and that
campus could have been made nuch
more aware 'of what was going on,the
cause and'neaning of the celebrations,
As it was, nobody but Dominicans knew
about the celebrations of our Niation-
al Day, and an a campus which is gen-
erally speaking so ignorant of goings-.
on in the smaller'nembers of the
Eastern Caribbean, I consider this
a lost opportunity to advertise
U .S. Local Elections 4 Negro Mayors
were elected last, week for the first
time -- in Cleveland, Ohio & Gary,
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Page Six T-THE STAr Saturday, November 18, 1967
ANDROCLES (conqtd.,yr.p.2) Dupigny was Nigerials ZIK by Ian Tickle
personally responsible for the move
Which made Government acquire the In the last few month, the Ibo
Goodwill Estate to serve the purpose people of Eastern Nigeria hav6" been
it now meets and, secondly, he was loyal to their military leadr,Colonel
the moving spirit for the construct- 'Ojukwu. This has been a name to con-
ion of the Princess Margaret Hospital,jure with in Iboland; his has been a
against great opposition from many of heroic name, the greatest, the protect-
his co'freres in the Legislative or of the TIbos. But now he has lost
Council who w.ated merely an exten- a battle, if not a war. Heroes, it is
sion of the old Rospital in Bath true, remain heroes in defeat; but they
Ioad. It would therefore be most ofthb lose their shine and much of
appropriate that Dupigny's bust should their magnetism. Ojukwu is no. longer.
be sitedon that eminence overlooking the only name in the mouth of Ioas.
the Goodwill residential area and In Nigeria's short history as a
close to the Princess Margaret Hospi- modern independent state, there has
tal. been another Ibo hero, who was for'
It also occurred to me that, good six years first-citizen of Nigeria,
as was the dedicatory speech of the and respe6td.-by all. This was 7ik--
Hon.Minister for Health & Education, Dr. Nnandi ai we, former Governor-
at the unveiling of the Rawle bust, General and Predident of the Nigerian
whether it would not have been more Federation -deposed in the military
dramatic, imaginative and national to cbup d'etat of January 1966 and out of
have had the living close political politics since then.
associates of Rawle, like Messrs. Since the beginning of the war of
J.B. Charles, Howell Shillingford and secession, many Nigerians ,have found
R.H. Lockhart do the honours on that that, although they do not like the
occasion. I hope this suggestion Ibos, the old Higeria that they -'knew
will be adapted when a'bust is erect- cannot bethe same without them. They
d na gnys wihmorytefer to the cannot live without the Ibos; but this,
-roe sp h to refer to thie they have found, is a state of affairs
re1T:1er's speech at the -ally .While which has many disadvantages.
it was rather better than what we whch has disvanta .
have been used to, I was surprised Why, then, should they nt turn to
and puzzled at the virtues he chose the one Ibo whon they did like and of
to emphasize for the nation; truth, whose very existence so many people'
love of neighbour; apprediation of have forgotten? Zik has, of course,
the other man's point of view and never disowned his Ibo people--'he too,
(inexplicably) respect'-for freedom we should not forget, is a hero, the
of worship. The last made me wonder hero of Nigori5an independence nor has
what is the Premier up to for, as he disowned hia great vision of indepen-
far as we are aware, this is not one dent Nigeria.
of the freedoms in danger if Doi,,.nica While there was a chance for Biafra
as is, for example, freedom of the he would- neither countenance or
press. The profiaeration of minor oppose recession; for the dice were
sects here in recent tines is an in the hands of others.' But now there
indication that freedom of worship is no chance for Biafra.
is not, unlike certain other- rights, Though nuch of the Ibo people ren-
being eroded. As for truth: this gains undefeated, the independent state
one takes my nind back to the elect- of Biafra-is lost
ion campaign preceding the last Gen- Zik has not come down with the rest;
erall Election when this virtue en- of the leaders of the Ibos. (Hs was
dured severe violence at the hands luckily'absent during two national
of the victorious party. And. as for coups.). He is still available.
appreciation of the other plants 1e believes in both the Ibo nation
viewpoint, while disagreeing on this and the Federation of Nigeria. In
coming from the Premier, the less particular, he believes that the two-
said the better, ideas are complementary, not incom-
Saturday, November li, 196o
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FROM HERE TO WHERE, DEAR DOIHINICA
The imminent danger averted, the
steam pressure having been released,
thousands of Dpminican valves are once
more tightly closed so that a new
pressure can be built up to enable us
to work at a new level. The National
festivities are over. So far-, the es-
caping steam seemed to have blown the
life out of one man, and broken a leg
of another in an area of the north.
Ar.e We Ready? The fact is that
whether we like it or not, our mother
won't continue to give us suck when
growing teeth begin irritating her
tender breasts. When we tried to mix
with those other chaps, whom we fancied
had grown a little more than we did,
they pushed us off. They fancied that
we -didn'-t have much to offer. Ourbaby
fat wasn't getting us very far afield.
The sad thing-about it was that in
our infancy we began as frenzied a
behaviour as our young limbs would
allow; jumping shelter skelter -- here
and-there, not getting anywhere, till
suddenly we realized that we were
meant to be masters of ourselves.
Since'then we've tried to put things
right, making many a mistake and some-
times learning priceless lessons which
are never to be forgotten,
Sometimes we-have been too busy to
fully appreciate the implications of\
the especially small mistake.
Power Oh God, grant that the
power which thou hast put into the
hands of our leaders will be well
directed. Make them wise, dear God.
No man is fit to lead who hasn't
learnt to respect another's opinion,
whether or not he agrees with his
ideas, 'Whenever we point a finger at
someone, do we realize that all other
fingers are pointing at ourselves,
reminding us that the mistake might
well lie in us rather than in those
with whom we find fault? So Mr., who-
ever you may happen to be, if you thirin
you can't make a mistake, quit leading
If you become a teacher, by your
pupils. You'll be taught.
Snail Progress There is no doubt
that we have nade progress, but to my
mind, much too slowly for an island
like ours which has been blessed with
so much potential. Why? What are
the facts too many influential
people in Dominica think that the
island must :progress in their own
time. Things must wait till it
suits them to get along.
I have neither time nor space
to enumerate, the paper isn't
mine; but consider deeply. Some
of us go away, observe what other
people are doing, say "Oh, fine'
But this wouldn't do in Dominica."
Shame I Dominica can always wait.
There are those wo say, "Get the
people wise and.you're looking for
trouble." Hah I When the people
really get wise on their own,
aren't you really going to have
Give the Devil His Due. If a
man is good, say so. Don't chuck
it down your throat because you
feel he isn't your friend or aind.
And speaking of king, this reminds
me of that Perpetual Masquerade.
Let us stop acting those. silly
parts, which we know won't take us
very far, The sooner we realize
that we are one, the better. The
strength of a chain lies in its
weakest link. You who think other-
wise will soon find out.
Mental Health Have we ever
stopped to think that there might
be more mental patients at large
handling important business than
there ate at the mental home?
Don't laugh. If you think that
you're so much better off than'Xl"
and you're not really happy, then
this is a form of mental illness.
If you keep telling yourself that
other people are always wrong --
not yoy, that is also another
form of"mental illness. There
are dozens of others.
Working Together Let us wipe
the soreness off our eyes and
really work hand in hand to
bring Dominica out of this state
into a really healthy island.
'Ve can't pretend that each per-
son's help isn't really needed,
Ye.__employers, the employees
(contd p10)are not your slaves
P. Eight iE Si Saturday, IToveraer 18,1967
T HE P I C B I C by Willie Bynoe, 13
-o-o0-o-o-o-o-o (of D.G.S.)
It was Saturday night in Nutsville. The young gangsters were deciding
what they should have for a picnic next day. One said .sardine, another
"Dp you like jelly-nuts?" asked their leader.
"Yes cried all the others.
'"Where can we get some?" asked the leader, Paul.
"On fMr. Alva's tree," said one of them.
"O.K.," said another, "if we are to get some coconuts for the picnic
tomorrow, who can get a cutlass?"
"Me", cried the smallest of them all. He went home and soon came back.
"Now let us go for de coconuts", said_one called Jim. His companions
hid-behind a mango tree and he alone went to pick the coconuts.
When Mr. Alva heard the noise he thought he heard a stone drop. But
when he heard the same-noise again, ne went by the coconut tree with a long
stick in'his hand; and when he saw the person on the tree, he raised his
stick and dealt the person a hard blow with it. (It was a dwarf coconut tree~-)
"Ouch I shouted Jim, but Mr. Alva did not worry with his cry and dealt
him a harder blow on his head. Jim thought his head had been cracked wide
open. He saw stars, so down he -jumped and ran. away as fast as his legs could
W hen his friends saw him running, they ran after him, turning back now
and then to see if they were being followed4. when they reached the house
which was their hide-out, Jim said woefully:
"Dat man bad, boy I He hit me two strong lashes with a stick so I took
'"We will try again later tonight," said Allan.
After about two hours they came again for the coconuts, but Mr.Alva
was there waiting, for he knew they would return.
Yes, the boys returned and this time Allan had to climb. vMr.Alva who
was on the look-out saw him and gave him no chance. As Allan started to
cut one nut from the bunch, Mr Alva dealt him a Irrder blow than the one
he had delivered to Jim.
"Aye aye ye aye i screamed Allan in great pain as he jumped doun and
"Yon a u hopeless, man I said the leader in disgust,
Still the gangsters meant to get some coconuts by hook or by crook for
the picnic the allowing day, so they tried again later on. But Mr. Alva did
not want them to steal his coconuts, apd so he remained on the watch.
George was sent this time to try his luck and Mr. Alva dealt him a
most violent blow.
"Oh dear I he groaned in pain but still he continued climbing to pick
at least one nut, but Mr. Alva did not want to see that. He dealt a much
harder blow and George was forced to slide down.
"O.K. cried Allan "we all have failed. I wonder what Paul our leader
"r am going to try!' said Paul. Quietly, he went to the tree and climbed
Ee knew that Mr Alva would hit him, but he knew what to do to get one nut-
even one in spite of the expected blows.
As he was picking the first one, Mr. Alva hit him with his stick.
Paul did not worry much with his pain; he got a few more blows. But he
jerked the nut off the bunch and jumped still holding the nut in his hand
and ran away with it. The overjoyed fellows cheered him for his victory
over Mr. Alva. -
Saturday, November I8, 1967 TTI S TLP
The next day they had.a good picnic by the river with sardines,yams,
potatoes, a roasted chicken, a bottle of rum and one of wine. As they sat
for the first drink Jim shouted:-
"Three cheers for Paul I "
.TL.DE AND INDUSTRY. In last week's STAR-(p.7), tre stopped short of recomnend-
ations to his Government by Minister N.A.N. Ducreay "to prepare the way for
the industrialisation of Dominica"'. We print then now, so that readers nay
see clearly what the.-Govt. envisages.
THE PROPOSALS: "An agricultural credit bank should be established expedi-
tiously to finance short-term, medium-term and long-term agricultural credits;
agriculture should as far as is practicable form part of the school curricu-
lum in element-ary and secondary schools; the traditional system of pupil-age
training in agriculture should be recommended as early as possible; an indus-
trial development corporation should be set up. to further te3-levelopment of
ixa.:stry in Dominica;; a training programme should be immediately pursued so
as to ensure the supply of skills to satisfy the needs of industry; adequate
areas of land should be reserved (preferably near Roseau and Portsmouth) to
be used as industrial estates; substantial funds should be provided to give
manxium publicity abroad to industrial possibilities in Dominica*.
All countries in the'world are moving towards closer'union: there is
the European Common 1.arket, Central -Aerican Common I.arket, Latin American
Free Trade Association and a few others; today the Caribbean follows suit.
Citizens of Dominica, the time has come for you to rise from your slumber;
you..must improve your imagination and become more cr.eative.; your talents must
be immediately set to work; they will produce good dividends."
Une Poene franchise Copoe de rime e
LA POINTE MICEEL
de. rhythm par
-Matthias Antoine (D.G.S.)
La Pointe IichelJ La Pointe Nichell
A qui on reste encore fiddle;
Puisque vous etes toujours si bel,'5,
Tout lo nonde vous tient jusqu'au ciel.
Ohl4 Ohe! Pretez l'oreille; Partout je passe en Doninique,
Venez aussi avec ficelle, La Pointe semble la plus magnifique;
Parce qu'on dit que cette Pte. Fichel Comes quelques gens sont ascetiques
Est plus jolie qu'une demoiselle. On resterait toujours sceptique.
Mais:tachez de vous promener,
Pour voir ce .village 6leve;
Puisque vous serez content,
L.xfti4'et.est expos ee,
WIN PRIZES FOR CEISTI 1:AS
(Mero's Beautiful Homes)
1st Prize includes a bottle of
S BRANDY i.e.: 1 bott.Brandy,
I bottle whiskey;
1 I bottle Gin;
and 1 Christmas Cake i
;JIhat a haul for some lu-cky winner
in Hero Village I
SP E C IA L SALE
CEMENT 2 .50 PEP -BAG NORMAL DELIVERY
100 and OVER '2.40 PER BAG EX WARFE-
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
J.AT3PHAIj &. Co.Lt'd., HARDWARE DEPT.
INT THE CORSET
French Dolice announced last week they
arrested two brothers from New York
wearing women's corsets in which ab-uit
'2 millions worth of heroin drug was
Page Ten THE f.A, S''
(,rb.7). ,-.U. .'i ._-fTriTf ... .)
Thle tioe has come when you must behae Poem SKIY
Employees,be brave. The
For what they gave.
Tourism Tourism can be a truism
But Dominicans please
find your reason.
Be need a decent water supply for we
boast of 366 rivers of crystal clear
water. Think I In this 20th century,
we don't want a monumental latrine
close to Peebles Park under the
famous Fort Young Hotel,
The other side of industry isn't
It is slowly growing busty.
Services Some of the services
are really shabby, the worst beihg -
the General Post Office (stamp dept)t
;urdayfovember. 18, 1967
SATIRE by Cynthia Watt
A glinting star moved in the sky
The others blinked as she went by;
Slowly she moved against the blue
And kept her course direct and true.
One star said to a star nearby
"Now can you tell the reason why
She moves and leaves us all alone,
As though we're crassly carved of
Replied the other enviously
"She surely seems quite mad to me,
Imagine leaving her own safe place
And crawling all about in space "
But slowly moved the glimmering star,
Till she was sparkling quite afar
And then she stopped and did not move
As though quite caught into a groove.
On four occasions have I seen some And down on earth men gazed at .her,
daring people bypass queues only to "Did you see that shining star?".
be timidly and kindly treated by the "Have you lost your wits tonight-?
clerk. Twice I tried to interfere to Don't you see itjs a satellite I "
no avail. A pleasant'"horts next in
line" could work wonders. The banks Another poem from SPOON RIVER by
don't have that difficulty. Edar Le
The paper isn't mine, Irve got to ser
run off --excuse me, but note this, Did I-follow Truth wherever she led,
*(N-.uAndre was' a ? prizewinner And stand against the whole world for
in a Canadian Radio essc- contest.) a cause,
Sa C a And uphold the weak against the strong
If I did I would be remembered among
"YOUNG CHILD IN C.'.F.E I:r.:
IMs. Bernadette Thomas of the
Goodwill Junior High School, Miss
Fyacinth Elwin, Community Develop-
ment Officer, and Miss Cicely Prosper
Health Visitor, left the State on.
Nov. 11, to nbtend a Seminar on the
"Needs of the Young Child in the
CGaribbean", in Barbados. This Semi-
nar is sponsored by the U.N. Dept.of
Economics and-Social'Affairs, and the
U.N. Children's Fund.
As I was khown in life among the people,
And as I was hated and loved on earth,
Therefore, build no monument to me,
And carve no bust for me,
Lest, though I become not a demi-god,
The reality of my soul be lost,
So that thieves and liars,
Who were my enemies and destroyed .re,
And the chilrLiln of thi-c-es and linrs,
May claim me and affirm before my bus-t
That they stood with me in the days
Sof my defeat.
One of its. chief aims is to deepen Build me no monument
understanding of the basic needs of Lest my memory be perverted to the
young children among senior officials us
of governmental bodies. Of Ivin and oppression.
6" CONCRETE BLOCKS 250 EACH
SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
J.ASTAPHAN &: CoLtd., HRDIWA:E Dept.'
!518. .............~~.. CL.~ r~l_.rl- ~ -~i
My lovers and their children must not
be dispossessed of me;
1 would be the unt-rnished possession
Qf those for whom I lived.
Saturday, November.18, 1067 THE P age Eleven
T11E LiUSI Hiff1LP&ANC
A familiar sight anywhere
tim~iiii Doni especially on
I/P/i buisy main roads, he tries
*r~ q to repair old coxs that
more experienced m,chamics
haye given up as a bad
rv I In Imost cotunt~riea, the
_i repair oi~f c i es on the
NEW I SSUE
-kF~~~_?, ~E$Q3J~- public big__, B i~e~l
~: ... 1J~L;y ~~-~F~ ~ ~ emcy 'or V ~ick winior ad-
j ustments sufficient to get
4w.A tl~e cars off thle roaed to a, o
~CC~C-T~L ~garagepc -- but8 thlen, howf
ma~ny tow-cars are there henre?
NEW I SSUE
DOMRCAN TIMBERS LIMITED
20,000 OEIRINIA RY DS HAAES
(ol $25.00. E.G. par value) pnr share)
I HANSFI-H Aol- NT ANUI hREUISI RH:
VVELST iNOI[LS I RLJ, (CUHPCUAI ION LIMI I L D
Cuin : T iitil r illlited u01 t i. these 20,()00 li olinaty sihvt js cithW Io pI VdILut iO 25.00 EJ1: udh SOi the ctlijital
S I ootl( o I I h, ii I hiii t o i( i)I ,rit sp. l It- ra t ip Ice 'SuO surc ilpiu w 011(1 t uitics liter tu r Ild h1! turwarcled
ttiicujIh dily CiGalc ii tht llc.I of !tlie Huyal baiiis ol Cantidd.
subscriptio-ils tvil hlit ict.1uI'ci sith (LI it-11 tIktil (JIo otlotipitilti in 'evhoh- t (inI pail drid the right isito-,scived niodio
lite siihsciiptiii hItik al a y 1/ ti vli th wito itiiitioli.' I (a iflitlt IV' Suc 5ribi: fioti tW 3liM J itudry, 1968
It I% oxpectiel thlll dkiltii v I. slidlI cetrtifiLeate, wil lit h ivjiaitl u br uilc ivery oi or ubcitut 15th Feibr lary, 1968.
No peirsoii is aul00.110 itd l'y LJO i G-Cadi -i iletr L Itjited 1 to klive aciy 11orjnI1,II() Ii () t make any represciiitatfiu,
Othel thail thu."U 01 duIiilt d Iii isi Pr rspit(M" H.i i iAtivtu Tl vvit; 1 i u~ ani :a ott ollesu shares. if gfivenl or
maldiu, such l otii? iial;Ttii (,I' itrii or ca iu heleil- iijiiM IS hdVilig Aeiotliorizied by the Company.
Copies df Prol4u6 40pply ALEYNPE & FRANC-1
ApOph:,Afcn for SuLlf-ipion to RDYAL SAINK of CANAVA
SatuVrday, iovernber 18,
DOhIiICA BiA GlROWiS ASS~ IATION
nOTIG TO BAAiA GROWVBRS
Subsidization of Fertilizers
The Board of Management has approved of- a scheme
for the sale' of limited stocks: of fertilizers of all
mixtures to the extent of 50% of value.
Each Grower can buy 2 ton fertilizers per acre
of his bananas not exceeding 30 tons.
The Scheme will come into effect
on Monday, 20th November, 1967.
Prices will be as follows:-
10 10 10 f.52
11 1i- ~ 08
12 12-_ 7 + 2 etc -$417
Grdwers are required to presert their Certificatesa of
Registration (BUiue Form) in Roleau tho the Reg istration
Officer, and in Por'tsmouth to-the Branch h.anager,
1/1 A.D. BDOYD,
W I N B A N aims at FIXED PRICE
When Winban held its general meet-
ing in Grenada early this month,
talks with Jamaica preceded talks
between Winban and Geest Industries
Ltd. The Winban delegation, which
included strong representation from
Dozi-nica, asked for continuation of
the present fixed price arrange-
ments, to benefit the industry.
But following the discussions with
Janaica, the Company said it had
no alternative but to revert to
its original contractual marketing
arrangements. However during the
Jamaican talks (led by J/ca Banana
Board Chairman Keith Jones and Win-
ban Chairman Mr. D.A. Honry) moves
to rationalise the supplies of
bananas for the British market were
considered. An increase was agreed,
in the total of present shipments
of bananas from the Windwards and
Jamaica together by 4%, each. An
expanded U.I. market was hoped for.
Hurricane insurance proposals are
to be examined,& decided upon soon.
IN ... and OUT
Visitor to his homeland Bishop
Bowers, now resting. at Mahaut for a
few days. *** C.M.O. Dr. Dorian
Shillinrford is in Surinam on a 5-
day WHO/PAHO Conference. ******:"*
T H A N
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Ralph Casimir and
Family sincerely thank all who on
the occasion of the death of Garfield
Justin Casimir sent them cards and
other tokens of sympathy.
LABOUR PA.TY at ST. JOSEPH (AG-:)
The Dominica Labour Party, founded
in the hall of the Dominica Trade Union
on Hay 24, 1955., -y irs. Phyllis Shand
Allfrey, Mr. E.C. Loblack and a hand-
ful of others, is holding its 12th AGM
at St. Joseph on Sunday. Public sessia
at 10 a.m., election of officers'and
private session in the afternoon. *
FILM SiTOW at St. Gerard's Hall on Tues.
21st 8.30 pm. by Dominica DefenCe Force
Fee 50 to aid"Bugles & Drums" CorpsJ
SUtintgar(1O.N, Ne irbet': 18- 3.Bi
CHILDREN THE VICTIMS
Don't ;[,,t t"Ii k *hiidrt:n Pi. i I, A
~lut ulli~~il l Icdust!: stik
VI( dII, iui s r caa 'B 'the i uot-
he~u~iy WilS Gli StiS hr 'urght nota
to Ie thf i e inicige ti alt in' tiucn
wotket,8p, w'iseahonted with Rw jb,
aiaencaedf ftuiri hoi 1%k,. $Citl ll i
Ie c her s ls ;enn account
tive worked, us niticil cs a doktur orl
nurse, macking a life out of his work
a7 wt las cR5 ito5ing. )at 04- j aae v
On youInIgj pfeaople by ul' .'i.n:
A ~It~ahc j i r~k' I1.t d iji.11t 'd gel,~ 7.
7jJa p''AIiI, J lll! I I-,v ti e'uill a I *
nildl' II, i) 1 Iii III ;r'fcith rdi ei
Fiti al te ;t .Let to U ) of, n I I- fie
pi(', y; cs 4niilc n, LJvf itn I ra Ii Lb4i .
of these !e barterc
~L'o: l!t 4i I i.a; dlo .VI ;I ju I; 6-ll
I ~ ~ I iil )II 'dr;l I! Ia. "kJ 107. S oI
e veoe adsiitr iistil ivot tre~nt io oti r-'
rrs truta-rny znid t~iu *sjuderit 05 po~Wn.:i~
iI File Studsriv se bOrti rti e porie I $O DiY
tcj these is sbefl s ;ltev a r; w lf~SOk
(if141 ;! iLit li VI. ixireil I p tjl! Vci atior:
I (ph u ih e iiI71 fjllcnn
a.~ I oh ld IUj'.7( Vo~iuti
RFSPON'asitILm i AND RFESPECt'
11IC-10e c091 bu iici tribUfism iti the
pbiic schIooi5, vi. (4sserrtioii of "'bfryk
ptowe'r or "wime power't, no coilbver
5iont of the ;chocul intf up in-sriruent
of Ntegic rdentliyy, os Chritfiun or Jevv-
ish ckr MustiIIY 'fle vY iAS!(.'l I- 1i- IJoi
t kI NI ,fiich I ini. and
i t, clld 111 .1 of th f innfl!' city.
i., l p .11!' P ; p il&
a;, iU!I s~hil 1U W 1-io *.er I, ',10 s a1
I 1 j61 it i' l (I O fi.!; i al I -l v Ii at7WC0)
lii Id t lt, li hElul ''I, thtu o]mnul wd "l
rwfj vo't kcks P i C(cl~; (d ;I,. (Jt hcrx'wiso tflt
i:i' hi is lII(- j(41!. 1S(i1)).-Ili im of fillding
tU11l1. lieS! 5*Will SOI 0. jild io)ur Ishing it
u.11l it flouveu" ITlto crki ,enVc'ss.
Nm Vpr ork C5bnvs
Pae Fute E..ST1 Straoebri,16
BRISTIANITY (cont.fr.yp3) Jesus was born in the reign of Caesar
Augustas, a man who had the month of August named after him; he was
never even aware of Jesus' existence, and Tiberius (who was Caesan at
the time of Jesus crucifixion) was not aware either that a governor of
a small, insignificant province had given permission for a crucifixion
just to keep the local people happy. None of the contemporary scholars
theologians or philosophers gave any sign that they were awareof the
existence of Jesus either. The only mention of Jesus at that time but-
side of the Bible is a brief mention in the works of Josephus. and even
that is regarded as an interpolation by an over-enthusiastic Christian
translator at a later date.
It is most unfortunate that a lot of Christ s teachings were lost
during the early days of Christianity; the destruction of Jerusalem in
A.D,70 started the trend, then the rivalry between the Jews and Christ-
ians helped; e.g. any Christian writings with a Jewish 'flavour that
proved embarrassing to doctrines of that time were also conveniently
1lost'and vice versa. The Canons of the New Testament were not finally
decided upon until over three hundred years after the death of Christ.
It is interesting to note that although certain branches of Christianity
have their own special translations of the Bible, they all accept the
Like all other religions Christianity gathers trappings that form
no part of the original concept. Christmas is a good example of a
pagan celebration adopted by Christianity (nobody really knows the date
of JesusI birth). There are many other pagan overtones that have been
adopted, but although this is historically beyond dispute, to mention
them means offending many people so-I will say no more.
The Keystone of Christ's teaching was Love (and even this most noble
of words is used in a degrading sense nowadays): Love God, love Thy.
neighbour I And no ifs or buts 1 No excuses accepted for not loving I
None of this 'I'11 love you if you love me first' or 'We can only love
you if you come to our Church'.
Love is the opposite to, darknos and' hbe, ard really 1.V~i ly*s1
,*op to think about it, just as telling the trfth is a lot simpler
than webs of lies, so it is easier to love than to hate, and a lot more
pleasant too, Eveh"the prominent philosopher Bertrand Russell -certain-
ly mo Crhrisaimn- he,- says that Love. is one of the most important
things: in the world today, and that s from a man who thinks that every-
thing can be explained away by a mathematical formula.
When the subject of the ecumenical movement somes up it is well to
remember that LOVE is the only thing that could bring it about. That
would mean all the'hundreds of sects of Christianity putting aside the
doctrines, rituals, creeds and ceremonies which they hold so dear and
settling down to the full time job of loving one. another, with no rifs'
or'buts'. But I suppose, after 1,500 years, disunity has become a
One last word, (and itts not meant to be facetious): If you still
love me after-having read this article, then there's a very strong
chance that yo are a true Christian.
LlXt weeK: ISLAM, the religion of Muhamraad.
BISHOP BOGHAERT TO JAMATCA
His Lordship the Bishop of Roseau flew to Jamaica on Friday to
attend an important ecclesiastical conference. While there, the
Bishop hopes to have his injured toe, which was hurt while he was
last abroad, treated in U.C. Hospital.
Saturday,November 18, 1967
S; ": : .. vet.ber 18.1967
trav ir<*. ..^, .pi-u .t- fly
resy#rrx rcte4 Maitlm
te was, in an Etl'1iak
It ahbould, f
cou-wae, haTve been
2.CiU. jAbdul MWlik
- TrinidAditi -
w i. as senteicedj
and noat the US -
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Page Sixteen .: THE STA Saturday,November 18, 1967
S T A 0 R T : DOMINICA BANANA GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Football: Schoolboy on Island Team
S.M.A, Joe Kentish is among 17 VyC21TT- POST
players selected to represent Applications are invited for the
Dominica in the coming Windward Is- post of.Registration Clerk, Dominica
lands Popham Tournament to be held anana Growers Association Roseau.
in Dominica from the 26th November.
The team is:- T.Baptiste (Capt)- Salary is '185 to $270 per month;
G.Carrington; H.Gage; .I.JnoBaptiste; Point of entry will be according to
R.Osborne; M.Roberts; G.Toussaint; experience and qualifications.
C.John; L.Emanuel;. R.Dublin; C. Applications giving particulars of.
Williams; C.Augusti', RWilliams; experience aid qualifications and
C.Larocque; J.Kentish; S-.Soames, testimonials should be addressed to
The team is a well-balanced one, the General Manager and reach this
and is expdcted'to be suzcecsful in office not later than 30th November,
this tournament. 1967.
Notable omission from this side is A
that of Patrick John who has repre-
sented Dominica on more than one /1 General Mange
At 1.30 p.m. this afternoon,fo.r u STESPORTS(cont.) retained the
toon oflthhc seventeen players selc- League Championship.
ted will be flying off to Guadeloupe
to engage the "Red Stars'Football
Team (Guadeloupe Leage Champions)
and a "Colts XI. It is expected
that the opening match will be this
afternoon against the Colts XI. and
against the "Red Stars" tomorrow.
The team will be the guest of the
Red Stars who were in Dominica
earlier this year.
Domfruit Rovers Retain League
Last Saturday, Combermere and
Spartans played to a goaless draw
thus leaving Domfruit Rovers to
retain the Div. I League Trophy
which they won last year.-
Tomorrow azfernoon, in wnat is exp-
ected to be a good encounter, Crusaders
will take on'Combermere for the Div.II
BASKIETBALL: Also accompanying the foot
ballers to Guadeloupe will be a team
of Basketballers under the .captaincy
of Hubert Thomas and are expected to
engage the Guadeloupe national side
in two matches tonight and tomorrow*
All the best fror STAR.
CRICKET: -Cowdrey's Sick... ..Colin
Cowdrey, captain for the M..C.C team
which is to tour the West Indies later
this year, is confined to bed with a
mild form- of pneumonia.. A. spokesman
for M.C.C, said: "1There's nothing to
wo-rrv about. Cowdtev does to be up
The match was full of excitement and..ahout, in a week's time. The
aband.ahaoutn, ina week's time. ohe
as both sides featured in some M.C.C. team leaves London for Barbados:
brilliant exchanges and it was E to start their tour on December 27.
fine goalkeeping of Philip Horsford
who brought about some magnificent COONMOITEALTH TEAM FOR SALISBURY AGAIN
scores which really deprived Spar- A Cormonwealth cricket team under
tans of victory. Host outstanding the captaincy of Irving Shillingford,
for Combermere were C.Larocque and who suffered defeat at the hands of
C.Augustus while G.Carrington in- Coulibistrie last Sunday, will be
his usual acrobatic fashion along miakinC their second tour of Salisbury
with defence-men CCasimir, N.Coll0Lamorrovw. The tear is: I.ShillingfOrc
J.Faustin, C.Bramble and W.Prince K.Laurent.,-G.Shillingford, E.Charles,
did a fine job for Spartans. V.Elwin, J.C.Josephs, G.Lafond, R.
Immediately after the natch,joyful Shillingford, I.E1rwin, R.John and A.
Domfruit Rovers playet',and fans Roberts, with Clifton Shillingford as
rushed onto the field complimenting emergency fieldsman.
the players because they had easily o, :: : : *fe2s
Printed and Published y theo Popriotbl ,phrt: E.,.r-lfr.ey--of St Avoment,
Dominica, at 26 iath Road, Roseau, DOIIIIICA W.I.
Supplement (i) THE STAR Saturday, November 18, 1967
0 B I T U A R Y
REV. FATHER FELIX BOGAERT, C. Ss. R. ( lly contributed)
+ (Specially contributed)
"After he had served his own generation, by the will
of God he fell on sleep and was laid unto his fathers." !
SActs XIII, 36.
+ + + + + + +
When, at the age of 76 years, Father Bogaert passed away at the
Princess Margaret Hospital on 8th November, there came to its end a
Life of devoted service to the people of Dominica, for service was the -
keynote of the life of this much-loved Belgian-born priest who first
arrived here 44 years ago.
One of his major assignments soon after arrival was that of Spiritual
Director of the then flourishing St. Gerard's Guild. It may be remarked
in passing that there never has been since in Dominica anything to com-
pare, even remotely, with this organization of hundreds of boys for
making an impact on our youth. Father Bogaert found a lively vibrant
Guild, based on St. Gerard's Hall, and for many years he was thus engaged
in the spiritual and moral formation of the young men of Roseau, evidence
of which can still clearly be seen in those who passed through hie hands.
It was this priest who at that time added a new dimension to the activities
of this organization, namely, the introduction of vocational training,
thereby enabling many persons up to today to earn a respectable living.
SIt was he, too, who organized within St. Gerard's Guild the element
whl-ch was the precursor of our debating societies.
Father Bogaert spent many years in Roseau attached to the staff Of'
th-e Cathedral, and was noted for his pastoral zeal.
S His next big assignment was to St. Joseph, Here he threw himself
With all the dedication which was his nature into the spiritual and mater-;
ial improvement of that Parish. He enlarged the Parish Church beyond
Recognition; erected presbytery and school buildings; vitalised parish
life in all its aspects. When, after a tour of duty in Haiti, Fr. Bogaert
(on the petition of the villagers) was again posted to St. Joseph, he be- !
i came a veritable father to the people, including his charges, the lepers
at the Tarreau inst-tution. It was during this period that he inspired i
i various forms of community betterment projects, including the erection of
a number of modest houses on church lands in the vicinity of the Church
Sfor the shelter of the poor of the village. He continued his social work
Sfor youth, and his annual pageants on the feast of St. Gerard are still
I well remembered. He became involved in every activity for the welfare
and development of St. Joseph. When in recent times advancing age
Caused his transfer to Roseau, he had carved a niche in the affections of
SSt. Joseph which will long survive him.
Peculiar among his good works was that of upbringing at his presbytay
Sat various periods several youths needing care and protection. These
persons remain eternally grateful to him for a good start in life.
S Father Bogaert was a renowned builder of churches and schools. In
i practically all the islands of the Diocese, as well as in Haiti, are to
Sbe found evidence of his activities in this line. He even built an oven
Sin St. Kitts to provide bread free to the poor. His monument in Roseau
is the large white cross at Morne Bruce overlooking the town and the
Sport, erected in 1926.
(Concluded on page (ii) of Supplement)
Supplement (ii) THE STAR Saturday, November 18,1967
OBITUARY FATHER FELIX BOGAERT Continued.
He was noted as a preacher of retreats and his services in this
line were always in demand, particularly in areas where patois is
widely spoken, in which tongue he had made himself fluent.
Father Bogaert was widely regarded as a holy man and he was sought
out by all sorts and conditions of persons as one to whom to pour out
their sorrows and distress and from whom to get advice. At St. Joseph,
people came to him from all over the island to get consolation, and many
people aver that -:isc said by him were particularly efficacious,
It is characteristic of the man that though burdened by age and
declining health, iie still sought out opportunities to exercise his
ministry. He chose to go every Sunday sfterhoon to distant hamlets to
say Mass and preach for'the people. And five days before his death he
was confiding to a group at a social function that he had that day :
Suffered his service to the Apostolic Delegate for work in Haiti.
Father Boghaert was the last link with the giants at an earlier
date in the local priesthood like the Fathers Hermans, Roelandts and
It was a filled-Cathedral which prayed for the repose of his soul
at a concelebrated Requiem Mass led by His Lordship the Bishop and
attended by all his confreres in Dominica, including the Methodist
Superintendent and the Anglican Rector. iHe .was afterwards laid to
Rest in the Catholic cemetery alongside some of the other Fathers and
Brothers who had laboured together with him in this portion of the
TO A BEREAVEDi MOTHER
Ho had given you children
They brought upon you
Your ereantet iov
Lines written to the memory of
Dfvev and-Gr'ntlnl_ SerranKs two -
children kl lecd y a car as un.
But do not despair
For even in death
There is hope of happiness;
Your deepest sorrow Your beloved children
And within you Died with such pure souls
There was the golden hope That already we dream
That perhaps one day Of the golden haloes
S They would bring you pride.,. Shining-upon their little heads'
And in one short shattering All this has life done unto youi
nstnt So you do not forget
Life flew out of them o o o not o
Leaving you in alone That all belongs to God
han you in aloneart ind that all will return'
With a hollow hearTowards is eternal Self.
And with loving arms
That shall hug no more. -- **.
DEATH OF GEORGE BEITONT
1913 Nov. 4 1967
Mr. George Benton died of a heart attack on the 4th of November
in Hollywood, Florida.
"Mr. George", as he was affectionately known by many in Dominica,
was the first resident Field Superintendent of the Dominica Mining
Company, Ltd., during the first three years of prospecting and sur- I
veying by the Company. For the past two years he was associated with 5
a large construction company having charge of the drilling and blast-
ing on projects in St. Thomas and Jamaica. + 1Mr. George was laid
to rest in North Carolina near his beloved grandchildren and his onlyson*