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'Mrs. Jane Lowenthal,
Research Institute fo H .. -
the Study of Man, ,
162 East 78 Street, 0 N6 I A H 1 -
New York 10021, N.Y., I~.r ,, Ir ce o'it *' t ~Jt, THE S.. F
/5 Editor I'YvLuIs S ANn ALLPe-' 162 EAST 78 STREET
S,/5 NEW YORK 21, N. Y
-i "-- FEB 23'.

S.'_ ?" "' When the Carib Chief un.i members of the
,,L. Salybia ViIlage Council met the Premier
Sand Ci- -'inet on Monday on the question of
N' 'outsiders' in the Reserve, the Caribs
contended that their women who married
men of another race forfeited their rights
to lands in the Reserve, and had to live
J somewhere else with their partners.Carib
'- .' ". '.," men on the other hand maintained their
rights when wedding coloured women, *
Carib women protested this treatment,
S: :claiming to retain their land-rights even
..,; if linked with outside men, saying they
Should bring in these men to work for
them and for the children of the union.
.. Government said it was concerned about
Mrv Pnie 1tahs, an be ai of hK, s4ff the preservation of the 3,700 .acres of
fth Esso Anik ,pllet (vy).) wafeiJe by H.E.te=s. C.oo.Latiti s and women had equal rights under the
U.N. Universal Declaration of Human
At a very pleasant Fbrt Young Party last Rights. Carib males could not claim
Wednesday, with Mr. iastace Butler, Zone any special privileges on account ofsex.

Representative, LiSO) as host, Mr. Isaiah
Prentice received a splendid award for the
promptness, courtesy, capability and clean
lines of the Esso Service Station near
N'ew Bridge run by him. Within six months
he will take off by air for a. week (for 2)
in either London, Paris, Madrid or Amster-
dam. and that's not all: the 12 junior
employees at his Station share $ 1,000 I6
Here are 4 of them ( r.); Vincia Webb,
Peggy Philogen, Renold Joseph,Fred. Cuffy.

, I

57r.KITTS. NEVI5 AND .......??
Sir John Rodgers (Sevenoaks) asked Is
the Seeo of state aware that five men
were acquitted on a trumped up charge
of trying to overthrow the government, .
that Mr. Bradshaw rushed through an em-
ergency meeting of the Assembly and
passed a Resolution of no confidence in
the island's administration of tjstice?
...Is it any wonder that Anguilla doeadt
wish to be associated with St.Kitts at
the moment? (See ps. 5,12,2 & 3).*
Two British M.P.s are now in AnguillUs
a snapshot taken while
the St.Kitts opposition
leader, imprisoned by
Bradshaw, relaxed in
Dominica to which he
hopes to return for
Christmas after touring k
Trinidad and other W.I.
lands.'Thu Bar Associa-
tions of the area are
meeting soon to discuss
St.Kitts' judicial state. .

Pafa Ywo '.iJii* y, ?jeceimber 9.t 1967

.rT ~.0'R LESS) FOR M~ THOU H2-,S by Ahidroclcs

It has; not been mentioned in the local press, but when His Lordship Bishop
Joseph Oliver Bowers, Bishop of Accra, recently visited'his birthplace of
Dominica, he was on his way from Rome where he attended, as one of only about
200 Bishops, Archbishops, Cardinals, etc., the sessions of the Synod of Bishops,
the newly-created. body of advisors to the Pope on matters affecting the world-
wide Church. Isn't it thrilling-to realize that a Dominican sits in such a
high place.
But not only Bishop Bowers. Another of our countrymen, Rev. Phillip Potter,
holds an equally high office in the non-Catholic world. He is one of the pro-
Secretaries of the World Council of Churches and as such, also has responsibilities
of a world-wide nature.
The toucin hing thing about both these super-distinguished sons of Dominica is
their attachment to the humble land of their birth. With a regularity that is
moving for persons'in their exalted station in life, theyvisit Dominica at
frequent intervals, generally in the course of their missions abroad and both
thoroughly enjoy being with us. We would like to assure both these our sons,
in whon we are indoeeodwll pleased, that their visits are at all times most
welcome and inspiring.
Another son of Dominica, this time one dealing more with the flesh than
with the spirit, is back with us after an absence of four years. Dr.. Edward
Watty, after studios in Canada, has qualified as- a Pathologist and with his
family returned to the island last week. Of the.same mould as the other two
sons of Dominica previously mentioned, Dr. Watty's services are given to his
homeland whore he has carved out for himself a special niche of. affection for
his kindness, competence and dedication. People still remember the time when
practically single-handed, he carried the btrden'of giving medical attention
to the whole of Roseau and the surrounding areas. Uolcome homp, Dr. Watty !

Androclos is in benign mood this week, a mood which is provoked by the
good deeds of his follow-countryment recently.
I wish today to common. to th'e admiration and approbation of the whole
country Mr. Jenner Armour, LL.M.or the part he played in the legal defence of
his friend,Dr. William Herbert,during the persecution of Dr. Herbert by the
St. Kitts Government. In so doing, Mr. Armour also struck a blow for freedom.
It was not without risks and danger to himself, in the Government atmosphere
prevailing in St. Kitts, that Mr. Armour from the start undertook and kept up
the defence of Dr. Herbert, who is head of the Opposition Party in St. Kitts.
Mr. Armour was subjected to all manner of discouragement and harrassing, but
in s pite of these he spearheaded the efforts which brought all the Bars of the
Wast Indies to join with him in assistance of Dr. Herbert and those tried with
him at the infamous political trials in St. Kitts. The words of the Book of
Proverbs seen amply to apply in this case;
"There are friends who pretend to be friends,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than
a brother."
At the same time we welcome Dr. Herbert to our shores and hope he will en-
joy what must be a much-needed rest. We are not unmihdful of the fact that
in a sense Dr. Herbert fcutht, anf fought successfully, our own battle for us.
The events in St. Kitts have shown how the Judiciary in the last-bt-one
analysis is the guarantor of our liberty. I say last-but-one, because I do
honestly believe that when liberty is involved, no one should be allowed to
stand between it and us and live.
^ ;F : * .
I -ish today to touch on a topic which has been hinted at from time to time
in the local press but which I think needs airing.
Since the advent of Statehood, I perceive a tendency in many groups and
organizations to have the ruling politicians do the honours at their public
functions. (cont. on page 11)

Saturday1, December 9,. 1967 TIP STAR .. Page Three

Quieon. Elizab-th inaugurated this week
BritacLts- new 1in. Isaac INewtom telescope
at Royal Greenwich Observatory: she
looked at Saturn through the eyepiece,
The telescope Pay provide clues to the
origin of the universe through study of
Quasars stars that give out intense.

ST.LUCIA: Sir Garnet Gordon moved in the
Bouse a resolution of censure against the
uhderrnining of WIAS Supreme Court by St
Ki~ts Govt. The Bar Assoc. of Barbados
expressed satisfaction at. the passing of
the resolution, 'a: : : ******* :- **: '
DOITNICA; to repair and improve Melville
Eall Airport CD & W has granted $59,675.
Free grants up to $140,000 for the State
have beeb announced by British Dovelopmat;
Division. A huge roller and a $84,000
Gradacll with tolescopic eye. are anong
oeq iUt ont* *****4**:*i *-.. =r;' : '< :' ** o s '
INJURED B0OY Vivian Charles is getting on
tqrll at P.M.H. after stab wounds inflict-
ed at.. Mrne Prosper. Avon Desatchaps was
arrastodl remanded in custody.
jBITUARY and Card of Thanks on the death
of -M;s, Beltina Fontaine will. appear
ext weck. JWe regret--defernent. 1
b'?. Augustus Ferguson's TriTute .o'Dr.
iatty &will also appear, hneat issue.

In an attempt to check excessive pro-
fitearing, resulting from devaluation of
the pound, the Ministry of Trade & Indus,
try has from last week-end assigned
Police Sergeant Lawrence to the duties of
enforcing existing laws which

The British Development Division in
the Caribbean has announced'that a fur-
ther British grant of EC$54,000 has been
made available to the St. ICtts Govern-
nent towards preliminaries on the feasi-
bility of future extensions to Golden Rock
Airfield. In Iay this year the British
Government provided'a grant of $120,000 t
to the St. Kitts Government for the
survey of Golden Rock Airfield and for
the design of an. extension of the runway
to 6,400 feet. .It is also now announced
that a further British grant of $30,000
is being provided to the St. Kittes Govern-
ment towards the cost of the new terminal
Charles de Gaulle said to the Press
recently that Britain was not yet ready
to enter the common market. "If one
wanted to impose despite everything the
entry of Great Britain, it would mean
destruction of the community." He talked
about possible associated status for
Britain and other countries now seeking
entry; also called for a complete change
of Canada's political system with the
French-speaking province of Quebec pro-
jected "to the level of a sovereign"
State with mastery of its national e-is-
DOMINICA: Civil Service Week was offi-
cially opened By H.E. Governor Louis
Cools-Lartigue. It started with a talk
on the history of Doninica by historian
priest Father Proesnans. On Tuesday a
forum on "Is the Civil Servant better aff
without a Union'?" was- moderated- 'y general
Secretaryv.A.F. Joseph of D.A.W.U.

controlihe retail prices of certain cor- Wednesday's talk by-Pernanent Secretary-
noditie-. Sergeant Lawrence has been Joffre oobinson was on the Caribbean
authorisaec to inspect importer's documer~q 2onoAi'c connunity.
used in computing the retail prices- of -
cor.odities. The law also requires that DOMINICA AGAlr 'The Dominica Defence
lists of those retail prices be posted up Force held it,. annual training a i
in a conspicuous position where they can Geneva Dtate this week a intensive
be seen by customers, four-day' morale and discipline building'
T is portd progranne. Assisting-the force were
It is ported that Atempts. had al- Brigadier (retired) G.W. White, Hong-7ong-
ready been made by certain persons to -horn Captain, (D6~cibor) C.N. Lee, West
cost their goods excessively high. These Indian ex-soldierP, Gramar School ad-
oods include flour, rice, corned-beef, master C..Goodridge and Prison SuperXn'
pork snouts, sugar, condensed milk, butterendentG.M Clarke Commanding Offier,
chse, codfish, fozen bee, mutton and Major LE. Johnson, acted as training
chicken parts. ---oOo--- Major e. ohe ., n cted as tr
IIEG, the Governor, hI Louis Cools-Lartie l TO MSiBrs, -Y vopment Diums inattac
vithe nri-sV beve opment attaci d
O.B.E., accompanied by Hon.W.S.Stevens, the Caribbean, arrived in the State on
visited primary and secondary schools in Dec.4 with his wife for a month regarding
" loseau this week.
Roeau th enforcement of existing Citstorms Legis-*
la ton,


GRAlAM NORTON on Devaluation
(Ekclysive to the STAR)

London's "Evening Standard" was giving
the situation at a glance on Devaluation
Monday... "Countries still undecided
whether to devalue includes...DOMINICA'.'
Well, I thought, it just shows how
much more effective the government of
Dominica must be. Alone of the Wind-
wards, the City of London waits to see
what the word shall be from Roseau.
Will the price of Rose's Line Juice
rise by 14.3%, if Doninica does not
devalue? With all those Swedes, confirm
dontial telegrams must be winging their
way to Stockholm, to see whether the
Swedish government are going to keep
the old exchange rc-te. However, the
next day I read thbay the Caribbean
ovornments had all decided to devalue
the pound, so the Standard must have
neant the Dominican Republic.
At last Britain has devalued. She.
should have done so three years ago.
Ever since 1964, since the first day
of-the Labour governomnt, and indeed
evon when Conservative Mr. I'faudling
was Chancellor of the Exchequer, some
of the most penetrating economists in
Britain's universities, in the news-
papers and the Civil Service have been
advising this step. The pound was
over-valued in relation to other cur-
rencias. The worlds traders didn't
want so many of them, Britain herself
has a steadily declining proportion of
the world's trade, and by keeping the
rate pegged at US $2.80 our goods were
not competitive in a price sense. The
Bank of England was .Jalways buying the -
pounds that nobody wanted. If it didn't
then the supported exchange rate would
collapse. And so Britain poured away
gold and dollars, buying pounds, and-
was continually having to borrow mass-
ivo suns front international baaiss to
buy still more.
This suited the Americans, who have
always:regarded 9te pound as the first
line of defence for that Other inter-
national trading currency, the dollar,
They have always been'ready to lend
more money to Britain. France has not.
She believes that the only internation-
al currency should be gold, or perhaps
sone new unit. France has put pressure
on the pound and the dollar, believing
that the balance of world economic
power no longer rests with Britain and

the US alone, and that world trade would
be better served if the international
exchange system reflected this more
closely. And indeed, one of the bitter
le-ions learned by Labour is that the US
can no loner call the world economic tune.
Devaluation should mean that the
finds more a market price, that Britain'lJ
exports are'cheaper and therefore more
competitive.' Why wasn't it done sooner?
First there was the Sterling Area -- the
idea that if we were about to devaluate
then funds would be withdrawn front London,
and that it would be a breach of faith
with those who banked with us to suddenly
reduce the value of their holdings. But
people donet bank in London out of love,
They are paid interest, high interest,
which they would not have earned if they
had held gold. But secondly, the had
become a national and political totem.
Quite irrationally, the City and the
Government and Opposition looked upon
devaluation as a defeat. Mr. Wilson so
personally identified with the rate'of
US $2.80 that he ordered all copies,
except one, of a Civil Service study paper
on devaluation to be destroyed, and forbade
the subject to be discussed. He refused
even to consider the only possible way of
getting out of Britain's dileMe- u:ltil
forced into it by events. It has been a
policy which has kept half-a-million men
out of work, and which has cost hundreds
of millions of pouitds to the national
gold and dollar reserves.
But at last he saw that he was forced
to comply with the logic of events. One
can only hope that he has the courage and
mental grasp to take proper advantage of
the new situation by applying the necessary
domestic measures that can mean the
maximum advantage from the devaluation,
leading to a stable prosperity. Alas,
he is mostly words, and the opportunity
may well be wasted. Said the "Econ6foist"'
wittily:"Life begins at $2.40?" It could,
but a question mark still hangs over

First faiiit'hopes that disastrous foot
and mouth .epji.amic in Britain among
animals ifht' bhe ptEad iA-s ry
1't week with signs of a drop in number
of new outbreaks. Government has taken
no chanbcesin its growing battle against
tR- adioe3Le as the toll of slaughtered
cattle, 't~ep, pigs, goats approached
213, 000.

Saturday, Decemnbr 9, 1967

Pago Four

SATURDAY, December 9, 1967 -_ THE STAER__ Page Five


West Indians who say "It cantt happen
here" (meaning in a British West Indian
island) should consider carefully what is
really happening in St. Kitts. That is
the view of Dr. William Herbert, leader of
the Opposition in that unhappy island,
whom I interviewed this week as he took a
much-needed rest in Dominica. "You people
here do not know how lucky you are: this.
is one of the few Associated States in
which the Government and the Opposition
are on speaking terms with each other,"
he said. How would we like it here, I
wonder, if the police shot at youthful
unarmed demonstrators (killing one and
wounding others), if Ministers went around
armed, and shot at persons coming peace-.
fully to visit them at night? One wonders-
perhaps if the old fortress of Brimstone
Hill, described 150 years ago as the
"impregnable. Gibrall-T of the Caribbean",
will not be rebuilt (by the forced labour
of the-imprisoned- embers of the Opposi-
tion?) to become a Haitian Citadel where
Robert' (Ienri Christophe) Bradshaw can
nradshawts first "Reichstag Fire Trial"
misfired, partly because the West Indies
Associated States has an upright judiciary
but mostly because there was a complete
lack of evidence (except confessions
under duress) against any of the accused,
Rifles allegedly left behind against the
police station wall by "the invading
force": were proven by'their serial numbers
to be police property, as were two rifles
found in a car bT thb station belonging
to a member of the Opposition Party (the
car, left several days previously by the
owner 200 yards from the police station
because it had broken down, must have been
pushed to the police station1. And how
was it that shots were 'fired at Dr.Eerbert'i
house and into a dance going on at the
l ~h& a&t sugar factory (wounding one per-
son) but not at any of the Ministerts
houses? A shot was supposed to'have hit
the clock in the police-station, but the
clock was not produced in evidence, nor
was there a bullet mark on the wall.
It is a sad and sorry tale that. is
only just beginning. The Governor's
Deputy, Mr.'M.P. Allen, signed anamend-
ment to the Emergency Powers Act, 1967
on November 28th by which"the Governor"
may make an order against a person "'sus-
pected of being likely to incite or pro-
voke any person to commit a breach of
the peace" (and suspected of a whole lot
(see next col.)

bf other possible acts or "being about
to act" or "being concerned in") by
which he (the Governor).can "prohibit
or restrict any such person in respect
of his employment, business, place of
residence.."', stop a person going"out
of doors" Or travelling, and "order or
require","'ahy such person to quit a
place or area" and, lastly, order or
require any such person who may be the
editor, printer, publisher or agent of
any newspaper pamphlet, newsletter or
circular ... to cease the printing,
publis5ing..." etc. Two days after
this order was signed and gazetted the
House of Assembly e-xtended the "State
of Emergency" in St.Kitts, Nevis and
Anguilla until May 31st 1968. We'have
not yet heard as to whether.the 5,000
circulation newspaper "The Democrat
which holds views in Opposition to the
Government has appeared this week,
I asked Dr. Herbert what were the
aims and objects of his political party,
The People's Action Movement, started
three years ago. I wanted to know why
Bradshaw was so afraid ff Jiho'm that he
had to go armed (even in Dominica when
he was here), why his henchmen had to
fake up evidence and threaten the judi-
ciary. Dr. Herbert stated that "the
main plank of our policy is the diversi-
fication of agriculture from sugar only,
and the stopping of corruption-and the
wasteful-spending of public funds. The
other important policy is the granting
of greaterautonomy to Anguilla and Nevis-
Asked about the elections for Local
Government scheduled in Nevis for Decem-
ber 15th, he said "A farce, with all the
Opposition either deported or rrcstrictal',
I heard Bradshaw over the radio saying
3 "we are now well-armed", and Dri Herbert
verified that the Government now owns a
military helicopter, several crates of
machine-guns, automatic weapons and
mortars "a regular arsenal; although
two shiploads of arms in Miami, consigned
to St, litts were stopped by the CIA) ;
and that they have imported the son of
Premier'Duvalier's one-time Minister of
Justice, Martol, to train the special
constabulary in Haitian methods (Martol
Senior orgatnised the i-fuaous Ton Ton
khcoutes in Haiti).- They have also, for
some. curious reason, hired a white man,
outspokenly "'anti-black" to train the
defence force in guerilla warfare (his
previous :employment crushing the
(con-l. on p.12)

Pae- Six TE ST

Two Poems'



by Dflys
Henrik Jones

Not even the rocks are for ever -
There was a time Vhen they were
In a different clime hurled up
By the unimaginable pressure
Of the cheated world.
And daily, unseen, they're going,
Moment by noment eroded,
Never from the elements shielded,
On, a world that is ever changing,
Swinging through endless void.


The first global trends that I will
mention are the ones that cut across:,
all religions; the ecumenical movement.
only interests itself with branches of
one particular religion so I will byr
pass it for now.
The trends may be defined as:-
S(1) Social acceptance and habit has
replaced belief in most worship prac-
tice'd today. (2) A general dis-satf-
faction with the old established
religious: authorities, and a growing
feeling -that they are doing n'dthing
effective to improve the wol$l,,' nor dp
they represent God's will. (3) Old
doctrines, as .hhey become outmoded
(and sometimes plain silly) cause
constant friction between the progress.
ive and conservative elements. (4) Per-
haps the most significant trend of all
is the emergence of a new world relgit.
on the scene, the effect of which, at
this early stage, can-hardly be guepped
ati This; is the Bahbi World Faith -
to give it its full title. What I You
say that you have never heard of it,,
well, neither had I until five years
ago, and I had prided myself on being
very widely read and-.informed. There
are millions, of Bahalis all over.the
world, and it is said to be the fast-
est. rowing religion in the world.
Bahatis follow the teachings of
Baha-u-llah.(whidh means tthe Glory of
God') who appeared in the Middle East
during the middle of the nineteenth'
century as the latest of Godi.s: messen-
gers to The Bahtais believe
that this was the symbolic return of
Christ. In spite of the most terrible.
persecutions, with at least 20,000 -
followers suffering rartyrdom in the.
past 123 years., the Bahati .teachings-.
(see bot.n.col.

The ghosts of those who died in wars
Walk with the dignity of tragic men,
But what of those who were victorious
In causes now distasteful to their sons?
Tarnished by time, their medals lie
No one with pride recalling their young
Mock not their valour from your wider
For in their time their cause, to them,
S. was go.o'"
Their tountI bled cold upon an alien
The tread of time shall desecrate thei-'-
... grave s
Though newer powers throw their glory

Undo their work, but honour still their ,
(First published in "Icarus")

farther and faster than any previous rbli-
gion-in its first century. There are
Baha'is on practically all of the Carib-
bean Islands, and they have just-recently.
laid the cornerstone of a very modern
?house of worship' in Pandma wherein all
religions -will be invited to pray.
SAll religions are new and. differentl
WVIn they first appear (the famous histe-
rian Toynbee likens Baha'is-to the early
Christiahs) and Bahati is no exception to
this rjule... For instance, there arc .no -
clergy, priests or ministers in the Baha-,.
Faith, their teachings- indicating that
everyone ihthe-world' is potentially cap-
able of tob gntzing God's message for hir--
self, so that everyone ,should seek out
Truth fo-'himself and not just.belong to
a rel;~ ont because his parents happened tc
belong to that' particular one, but becal'sm
he believes. its. teachings. The Bah 'i
teachings in toto are a kind of blue-print-
for the future world, they envisionthat in
addition to their own native language.,
everyone will speak a world language so
that they can bd understood, no matter
whereabouts in the world they travel; A
world government will be established, witL
a world police force to see that all
countries k6op the peace. They see the
importance of compulsory education for
everyone, and the elimination of prejudice..
Bahaullah specified that work done in thck
..right spirit is the equivalent of prayer.
and that everyone should have a'tradesor
) (cont, on p.11)

Saturday, December 9, 1967


e Six

Saturday, Decomber 9, 1967 THE STAR Page Seven

True Story THE DEATH OF I CARID by Phyllis Shand Allfrey

The boys life was short, and my tale will be short also. Last week
I had written a rather sinister and poetic editorial entitled "TO THE
'.RTUARY". It got squeezed off the front page by events: -- that's why I
detest the ephemerality of journalism; but still, on Uednesday I insisted on
going to the Mortuary, which nagged at my conscience since the burned.-
children lay there, victims of poverty as much as of fire, that the Starts
publisher night take a photograph of the "innocent-lookifn cottage" swept
bare and empty then, with its door open. Little did I guess that the next
occupant would be someone I knew and loved.
It was TLittle Nurse' who told the first-part of the tale, lightly burst-
ing in upon us in the late afternoon, "Oh I OIh -I went to Irray Ward to
get the pen I had lent..., and Doctor asked me if I knew a boy named
Bartholonew B... I said no; and then, halfway down the corridor,something
stun me. and I wondered 'could it be Barty? Could it be Brother?' So I went
back. And he was in the little-room, covered with a sheet, He had only been
in hospital one day. Oh Mum, I've seen many terrible deaths already but I
couldn't bear to lift the sheet and look at Barty..."
He was a wayward boy and had wandered from his home in the Reserve. He
was undernourished. The cause of his mysterious death was given to me as
Staphylococeal Septicaemia. At twelve o'clock after a night of sleepless
delirium when his young lips babbled ceaselessly as if relating all the
events of 15 years which tumbled before him like images, Barty sat up in bed
and told a visiting Canadian Doctor 'iMy head feels better. I want to go home.
But he lived only fptr hours longer, and he went hone in the back of a rela-
tive's car, lying dead on a mattress, shrouded, late that night. I will not
depict the scene of desolation in that small wooden house in Bataca.
After hearing Little ITursets direct and simple account, we debated whether
to tell Dave. After all, Barty was his born brother. But he settled the
matter for us by coming hone and saying, "Oh, I forgot to tell you yesterday
because of ny homework.., I saw Barty in town as I was climbing in the Rover.
He WVas near the Phoenix.' He was trembling all over. I huat had time to call
out, What's Ih. matter, Brother?" But he didn't speak; he just gave a little
shrug and sat down on a stone step." Barty was..very sick than, we found oure,
selves forced to toll hin. And after a pause: Bb&ft is dead. The sturdy boy
took the news like a stoic. He asked questionsB Re seemed nonchalant. But
tiny. .obbie his roonnate reported next morning, "You know what? You see how
Dave's eyes red? Is cry he cried in bed." The tiny boy doesn't understand
what death is: But Dave does.
So now there is one Carib the less in Dominica. There wore perhaps only
half a dozen of his precise age-group. A being of such rare descent should
have had a chance to eat well, to be educated, to be happy, to live quite
a good long life -- like some of us more ordinary mortals. Yet though it's
true that one or two people had a try at reforming and providing for Barty,
their attempts collapsed through impatience. As I have said, e uw-s a bit of
a wayward boy, an adventurer. I wish we had the photograph of Batty taken nC
the Coca-Cola party for underprivileged children a couple of years ago, Hia
charming inpish face is tilted under the coke bottle and he is smiling as he
sips. The next we saw of him, he was in the cook-house of his hone, stewing
up ground provisions for a large family, We didn't think he'd stick to that
job indefinitely. When he died, he was a casual labourer. And he was only
The saddest things of all is that wea were only a short 'enove up the hill
front Barty when he suffered his lonely and painful dying. 'Goodbye Brother 2 "
called out Dave as the Land Rover moved off. But Brother could not reply.

:: 'F :::

Page EigYht 1H3 8?.

i .
-us Ie

LL THE persons who were charged in
connection with the incidents in the State
on the 10th of June have now been ac-.
qalitted on the indictments which were ilur. -.1
before the Court. Two cases went the full way,
and the Jury duly returned verdicts of NOT
S GUILTY after full trials. In the conspiracy case
which entered the 6th day of trial iytC- y, ,
the Crown wAisey decided tha, it t v-j;d offer no
further .--irc; L arid the Jury returned formal
V dcict o NOc T GUILTY. In the two other
subsidiary matters a sirnliar course was taken,
'So far as r.-i!. proceedings are concerned
Ihis is the END of those waia-te,

It is rather snrpisitog, however, to note that
the 'developments in the Court room were im n
mediately preceded by an official announcement
that the Government had decided to appoint a;
Commission of Inquiry to investigate the ad-,
.- .ministration of justice and the incidents sur-i
;o:Ading the 10th of June. The most dis'urbingi
feature of the past few months has been the
identification of the Government with the Pro-
secution. it is Government's duty to see that
order is maintained in the State, but once the
wheels of justice begin to turn, the Executive
:wr.uld not become involved in its processes, for
it it does, then the chances aie that it will, or
::-in to, come into conflict with the Judiciary.
This we cannot alford. These two organs oi
Government have distinct duties to perform and
neither should encroach on the province of the
~ther. Let us hope and pray that s yoaty will
now prevail. D -iQCpj\

Kennedv Is Choice

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vo tersi fav ulred Mt r, n
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tidatl.e 3ext ye_r, ;vtaL Id
per ceint undjeelC d.

W1T ?q


: i:' ii.',,AYS may be the happiest days of our
"- iv,'- ,nce we're in the position to look back
on thl.ic-. But for mothers and doctors, they are
very anxious days. .because there are a dozen
Ii.. I floating about and your child is likely to
catch one. There's no need to panic, though, most
of the complaints will be minor ones.
Only a few terms ago, mothers becaine worried
by a 1, ,.-i.. bug" which attacked children at
sch,),ols in various parts of England.
It wa:: caused by a virus which is related to tlie
piil virus and can bring on all the symptoms of
ictnii ngil. is.
'ht ii symptoms are like flu, with headaches,
sh1 i ning, sweating and sickness. The youngster
might have a .i neck, too.
'Thiec's ; no eed to panic,
All he t.-Cned attention.
)i a t..r'ior suspects a
chiii ait beei hit by thiz,
;*"cningntii; *irus, he'll ordir

* ** **

i* *A

X~ovirrcr~41t lo cutk ch~apz nel
crossing frOM iVe
hours t'i' 7[/ 5mnute
A ~ ":- ~Idce Hvecrraft servici~e
is ~ -'Ubtwveen die, Britis .1
of WeymPouth andr
Cal i 11, I-, f;2
iwl'k uudilng f. sur ey o~f 1he PrO.
jcCcltki ut sJ'lja"J Wt (Cove, WeymnOuth, htps
already bv_n coputjitetd h and Chiqbourg )hawba-e
Of cornMerCte Lbta agrett! fo prov!do a tl,--higl t'l
J1e 1renuh oIt ic it thBi pr t ,' ua

VW 250 e ud 30
pe~lib lu ;e P'i~ j A "i' '!i'" P'~ ie 67

rndt e tiod.ier Lu I cr OsM-
r C w spared wirt tho present fivc-
pN *. ; 13 hour jounmy tOra* by 3hip,

'' ~i,1967

Y ", tI

ra 'a
3_11 '-"" "s

Supplement (i) THE .G':-


The Windward Islands Banana Growerst Association invites sealed tenders
to'supply fertilizers to be delivered to the three Windward Islands of Dominica,
St..Lucia and Grenada for the year April 1968 to March 1969.

2. Prices must be I'bted in BWI currency (BWIS) per long ton.

There shall be two methods of tendering as set out under A & B below--
A. The price quote-d by the supplier must be on a Free From Alongside
(F.F.A.) C.I.F. basis Windward Islands per Long ton .
B.. For each individual island tenderer will quote a price based on the
following :-
(i) Delivery ex warehouse to banana growers on a. delivery docu-
nent authorised by the island Banana Growers' Association.
That is, all costs including landing, warehousing, handling,
etc. shall be the responsibility-rof the supplier.
(ii) Delivery ex warehouse must be arranged in the islands: as
ST.LUCIA: at a Castries' warehouse or in any additional
warehouses or at dealers that the supplier may
find convenient, subject to the approval of the
DOMINICA: at Roseau in the South and Portsmouth in the
GRENADA: (a) at Sj. Georges, (b) at Grenville and (c)
St.Georges and Grenville.
(iii) The Islands' Banana Associations that have their own warehouses
are prepared to rent then on terms to be negotiated with the
(iv) The Associations will undertake to deal with the growers to
collect the outstanding amounts and the sums due to the supplies
as per. agreed sterns
(v) All costs of delivery front warehouse to growers will be the
responsibility and expense of the grower, except as stated on
(vi) below.
(vi) The supplier will undertake to deliver to the grower free of,
additional cost any single issue of fertilizer of 5 tons
and nore, in areas accessible to notor vehicle.
(i) Fertilizers of the following ITPK nutrient ratios (or nearest)
or standard formulations nearest-to the ratios stated:-
for all three islands 1:1:3
for Grenada only 3;246.and 6;2:15
in the most concentrated available form, as stable; chemically
compounded granules which will not cake on storing,
(ii) Fertilizers of the following ITPK nutrient .ratios (or-hnearest)
or standard formulation nearest to the ratios stated:-
(cont, over)

Supplement (ii) TEE STA.k

for all three islands 1:1:3
for Grenada only 3:2:6 and 6:2:15
in the Kast concentrated available form. as a granular blend
not cake on storing.
The fertilizer..shall contain the following:-
(i) Nitrogen cheapest .available form excluding Urea

which will

(ii) Phosphate not less than 60% water soluble and the balance citric
acid soluble
(iii) Potash: at least 25% of the potash (K20) content as sulphate, the
rest in other water soluble form.

1:1:3 2,500 3,500 6,000 8,000 3,000 4,000 11,500 15,.


700 1,000

700. 11000

6:2.15 .300 500 300 ,500
TOTALS 2500 500 6,00 8 4ooo00 17000
1TOTALSX 2 i.3500 ____2 _8-oo__4,OO0 -_51 __ 17;gg
(i) The following are the quantities that_-hall be made available to
the islands during toe periods stated:-


October -
January -

- June
- September


35% of total quantity required
40% "
15% "
10% "

(ii) If the tender is awarded on the basis-of A above (i.e. on a F.F.A.,
C.I.F. basis, Windward Islands), the quantities indicated are the
approximate quantities that shall be required in each island at
the times indicated. On this basis, the Associations shall inform
the supplier-of the quantities required and the time of arrival of
the shipments.
(iii) If the tender is awarded on the basis of B above (i.e. ex warehouse)
the supplier must have in the warehouse at least 10% of the annual
(iv) In the event of unforeseen circumstances which may curtail deliver-
ies to growers and the quantities contracted to be purchased are
not utilised, the period of contract shall be extended beyond the
31st March, 1969 until the quantities contracted for have been
disposed of to growers.
8, TL I : ....
(1) On the basis of A above, (F.F.A., C.I.F,. Uindward Islands), quo-
tations are requested for both Cash and Credit terms. The islands
are interested in obtaining the maximum possible credit terms.
(ii) On the basis of B above, i.e. delivery by the supplier ex warehouse,
the following terms should be quoted:-
(a) On a cash basis
(b) One month credit terms of deliveries made to growers
(c) Three months credit terms of deliveries made to growers.


rplemHent (iii) TH STAR

(d) Six months credit terms of deliveries mnde to growers.
(e) Twelve months credit terms of deliveries made to growers
(f) The maximum credit terms of deliveries made to growers"
(g) For determining *the period of credit for the five credit
terms mentioned above, a period of one calendar month
will be utilised to calculate the total deliveries to
growers during-that.month. The credit terms will, there-
fore commence at the end of each calendar month for the
deliveries effected during that month.
(h) On the basis of B payment will be made by the Associations
on the preparation of the monthly statement as sales eX.
warehouse on the agreed terms.
Suppliers should quote for the following methods of packing:-
(i) Both 112 lbs,, 224 Ibs. bags standard packs with polythene
inner bags and
(a) new juteo outer bags
(b) sound jute outer bags
(ii) Strong polythene bags of 112 lbs., 224 lbs. and standard
(iii) Any other form of packaging-thought suitable for use in
this climate4
A certificate'of analysis of each NPPK fertilizer must be forwarded with
each shipment.
Tenders shall .be received p to 3.00 pmn, on the 9th- January,1960,ahc c
should be clearly marked WINBAN'FERTILIZER T1iLDEDT 1968/69 and.ddre5sed
to the Manager of Barclays Bank, D.C.O., Castries,St.Lucia, WI.
(i) It is anticipated that the award' to the successful tenderer
shall be made on or before the-23rd January, 1968 and that
the first delivery of fertilizer should be made in early
April, 1968.
(ii) Please notethat the Association does not bind itself to
accept the lowest of any tender.

D.A. Perrynan, ,
General Manager

Suppleont (iv) THE S'


Due to the devaluation of our cur-
rency, the members of the Doninica
ESg & Poultry Producersl Association
are forced to increase the wholesale
prices of their poultry neat and eggs..
Owing to the increased prices of in-
ported feed, egg boxes, medications
and other things used in the operation
of this business, these increased
costs are now running at between 18%
and 20% above former costs. -Whereas
feed alone has increased approximately
15%, freight rates and handling charges
have also been raised and in the case
o0 -egg boxes the increase in costs is
over 100%.
At a meeting of the Association, it
was agreed that Doninica poultry
farnera would attempt to absorb nearly
hqLf of this ounrall .incrcaoS c n the
coe-t of productionn for the present.
The actual wholesale prices, therefore,
for both poultry meat and eggs will
only be raised by 11%, The wholesale
prices front 1st December 1967 will be
as follows:
Snall egges in boxes $1. 20 per- doz
Large eggs in Boxes ,' .50 "
EXtra Large Eggs,boxes 1i.60 "


IT 0 T I C E,

8TH NOVi,l,, -:, 1967 r,..T' OF INTEREST
For Barclays Bank D.C.O.,
Roseau, Dominica.

F.P.E. Dupigny,
IL ._V GC ,'
For the Royal Bank
of Canada
Roseau, Dominica,
K.E.D. Fisher,

Poultry neat $1.05 per lb, (whole chick- REDE VIEUS
en). Parts: up 11%. Photographs of Value"
1/L (Sgd.) T.A. BOYD, Sec.-Treasurer (by Gustavus Timothy, M.B.E., J.P.)
Madane Editor,
It is generally said the world over that it is never too late to write about
the goodness which is being done by pur fellownen and women whoppossessed
with love for their Empire and their tines of National occasions, we
should give honour to whom honour is due. I s is nearly a honth since our new
.-ivernor has been sworn in whose photograph with his wife you have given us to
look at on the front page of a Novenber issue of the STARM During the swear-ing
in of our first Doninican Govornor, 'His Excellency Louis Cools-Lartigue O.B.B.
and IMr. Cools-Lartigue, hundreds of the inhabitants of this island were privi-
leged to be present on that historical day and hour, bu'tduring that tine the
majority of the people could not be present (including bAtool children around
the island). However I an glad to say to you the picture of our beloved Govcrno:
and his wife in the Star has 'given us the opportunity to be always looking at
hin in his fine dress-unifbrm. In the same issue of the STAR, (Nov.11) on page
six he is presenting to Ifr. Christophbr Loblack his well merited modal: this is
very much appreciated indeed.
In many of the schools of the Northern District, the teachers who have bought
copies of the STAR for Nov.11, have shown the photograph Of our governor and
his wife to the children of those schools. Madane Editor,l3y such love and.
national deeds of the .teachers of those schools, I an assuring you that during.
the first day of the official visit of His Excellency Louis Cools-Lartigue,O.B.E
and wife in the Northern District and around the other parts of the island,
thoro will be joy and gladness during the dry -an pleasant season in the coming-
yQar. (cont. on back page)

S y e r

R E A D 'E_ R S V I, E r V

Dear ladam,
Judaism Race or Religion?
I would like to tell you how much I
appreciated your immense effort and
the high quality of your paper.
If I write to you today, it is be-
cause I have been shocked by a passage
of the article "Comparative Religion"
on Judaisn I admit that it is a
touchy problem to deal with, but I
Think that it is a reason why one
should be very careful in-using dif-
forent terms concerning eQs.. "
One cannot wonder whether JaWs ,are
a race or not. The only thing they
are not is a race, since it is proved
scientifically that they have acquired
all the biological.characteristics of
the populations among which they lived.
Jews form an ethnic group (which is
a. cultural and religious group) but
they belong to numerous races.
Whether they are first a people and
secondly a religion (or vice versa)
is a natter of personal judgement.
In 1948 Israel was created as a
nation. So, nowadays, one can speak
of Israelis (who are the inhabitants
of Israel); but not all of them are
Israelites (of Jewish religion).
Please be kind enough to transmit
these few lines to your correspondent,
,iany thanks.
Our correspondent replies:
"These articles have been intended
to have a certain shock value but
this was aimed at the Christians who
form.-the bulk of our readership. It
was not intended to be derogatory to
Jews in any way, to the contrary it
was intended to help people re-evalua-t
their traditional opinions of Jews
and Judaism. things have to be
discussed if people are ever going to
got together. Now I am just reporting
the facts of the situation as it
stands, and just as we cantt blame a
war correspondent for causing the wars,
so neither can we blame a religious
correspondent for the state of reli-.
gion in the world today, As for
defining what is a Jewl. I know
what Jews are, they are properly .
classified as a 'Kith' however as I
doubted that our readers would be
(see next col.)

Familiar with the Anthropological tern
I did not use it,
I still feel that the article was -
essentially accurate in the picture it
presented; I night point out that many
Jews act in a Iracialt fashion; on
several occasions I have tried to enter
a Jewish (Koshor) restaurant, only to be
greeted -..ith incredible rudeness, which
poses the question, "if they are not a
race,. tl'en how did they know that I
wasn't a Jew?"... But don..t take that
question too seriously, I'm just illustra-
ting my point. Actually I'm very
flattered thht so many people have res-
ponded to these articles; religion is the
bedrock of society, and deserves discuss-
ion, and if we are not prepared to dis-
cuss God and ways of worshipping him we-
are really in trouble."
.... 000....
Dear Sir, Why

Please allow me space on your. STAR
newspaper to consent on this IX' which. I
notice is placed before mas nowadays.
First of all we use "X" as a substitute
for a number in Algebra, again we'use "X1
(though it is spelt in that sense, ex)
when we refer to someone who no longer
carry on a certain carrier. NBwadays it
can be.clearly seen, on cards. and letters,
that Christ is'omitted before:mas and "X"
is substituted. Even in conversations
some people say "Happy Xmas". I think_
nany of us use terns whose meanings we
are doubtful_ about. Why should some
people eo away ~.h Cri'St aan .'y ;.
or rather to put it straight, some people
reject Christ and substitute"X"thus
saying Xnas instead of Christmas. We do
not know the origin of this "X" but in
my opinion-it sounds funny just as it
looks queer and foolish when written.
There is absolutely no reason for this in
my opinion.
STR Fh:I!jCUD, St.T'rkh's PariL1
Indians Lose to Western Australia
The touring Indian cricket team lost
ot first-class match of their'current
gustralian .Test tour against W.Australia-,
by an innings and 20 runs. Scores. being:
WIestern--uustralia-480 for 5 declared.
Indians-:: -299 -and -161.-

Saturday, Decen'ber 9, 1967

Page Niine


'.,- Production date for the ai art of saw-mill oper-
-. ; nationss at the Choc!dhall site now being cleared
,.:g .,. T7 orm-Can Timbers Ltd. is scheldled for April
S'.- 1st 1f)R said Director and Construction Bngin-
oer ;eorge 'Dorman as 're talked on the site of
S.1:' Hthe m;ill office last Monday, jostled by busy
Sworkmen laying the blocks for the walls. The
.i office (below) and maintenance shop for the,
h', h "avy loing machinery will cover more thlan
S-,,f .an acre .on the sea-shore side of the road.

Above are (1. to r.) !r. iornmarn Dom--Can
Managing Director !ob Malpass, Minister < ,
of Trade t: Industry Ixucreay, Director
'.eith Alleyne and Forest ;*gineering _V
Consultant Hugh Hamilton. Altogether -
the area on the land side of the ron ad
used for milling and storing logs and
finished timber will occupy around 8
acres. Mr. tialpass told nme that deval- '
nation will help, both in export sales
and that more machinery can be ordered
from tie U.K. instead of Canada or U.J.. ,
The allocation of 20,000 shares for .. .. .
Dominica is now available -to the.public. .


"Ah, so that's your first sum,"
said father. Seven from three yon
can't, so borrow ten. Seven from
Thirteen is six."

"No!" said Willie. "It's seven
from ten is three, and three is six."
"Very well," said father. "It's still six."

"What's the next sum?" growled father. "Ah, long
Four twos are eight."

"No!" said
noughts first."

Willie. "Put in the

"Now, Willie. Five from six is

"No!" said Willie. -
Five and one is six, and six from
seven is one."
"Does it matter?" asked father. My sum is right too."

"It can't be," said Willie, "You did it wrong."

"That's wrong," said father.
"'Tisn't," said Willie.
"But four times two doesn't make nought."
"I'm not imnesing by four yet."
"But you must."
"Mr. Stick says, 'No'."
"Right! You do it your way and I'll do it mine."

"Sce! Yours is wrong," said Willie.

Sat~iurdwTs, D'ecemb~ler (.), 1967


Page Ten

Saturday, December 9, 1967 TH SR Page Ele ven

PREMIER TO P-D i. 2,PRIZES ANDROCLES (cont. fr. p,2)
The Hon. E 0. LeBlanc, Premier of I think that this is wrong. You may have
Dominica-and Mr. & I.Mrs. Oliver James,, the Governor function at these social
have" accepted invitations to attend t>oe events since he is supposed to embody in
p.o.-ivin.l of .the Baautiful Hero Conphis person tha aims and aspirations of
otition. Prizes will be awarded by tihthe whole community, much as the Queen is
Premier to the people of iMoro who have supposed to do. A-politician, on the other'
the nost attractive homes and flower hand, is a partisan figure, one about whom.
gardens. The competition is being different people hold strong views, some
sponsored by the Moro Unitqd Boys Club for, some against, Monborship of the group
and the Emerald Hillside Estate and or organization will also be similarly
begins at 4 p.m. on Doe. 17. divided and so the presence in a loading-
This residential parkland is owned role of a'plitician will he a divisive
by Dominica .Paradise (Nassau.) Ltd, influence. Those who practise this new
one f the Marquis of Bristol's groupp "art" should knmdw that it is the Governor
of companies M who should be invited to do honours and
S- not politicians, unless, of course, the
COUMPARATIVE RELIGION (fr. p,6) politician in hi. .private capacity is one
.gOf-Tcsion. Their ibachings stress thc.g:.crally involved in-the activity concorncd.
importance of Love in all its aspects, For example, a p.ooitician who is himself a
in conjunction with Justice. sportsman or an active patron of sport, can
IThe best beloved of all thins in p operlyibb invited,,to take the march past
IM sight is 6T sporting teans. But a politician,
Justice; turn-not away therefrom politician, should not so be invited: the
Sif thou desirost me' ..Governor is always the proper person.
Yes, they have a great number of very Ministers of Goverynment, like othp respon-
- beautiful and. inspiring Scriptures sible citizens, should of course be spo.cail-
and some really nice prayers; here forly invited to attend.
instance is the prayer they are sup- I therefore fail to see the point-in
posed to say every day at noon:- having the Minister for Home Affairs take
bear witness, C my Gotthat 'a march paSt of football or cricket teams.
Thou hast cr.atd o ow The That is why I also thought it inappropriate
and tou worship Thee. I to stifye that the Minister of Education should be
at tl-os nonent, to hmy Iygless- the one to open the Fair at Salybia or that
nose and tomeThy niht toh my the Minister of Hoen Affairs should address
poverty and to Thy wealth. There the Rally 6f the island's groups of the
poverty and .to Thy wealth. There ..
is none other God but Thee, the Social League of Catholic Women. Is
help in:-peril, the self-subisting",Dominica so short of suitable non-contro--
versial persons with an interest in women's
Queen Victoria said of Baha'i 'if activities under religious sponsorship?
this be of God it will endure and The Leaaguo could have for example, invited
certainly, if only from the study of the wife of the Methodist Minister to do
history and the tremendous effects of the honours. Need the Anglicans have sough-:
the older major religions during theirot Mrs. Premier to open their Fair? They
blossoming period-it would clearly might more properly have invited the .Mothor
indicate that Bahatis will vdwold more Superior to do so if the wife of the-Govern-
and more influence in the coning yearG or wore not available. And so on.'and so
in the shaping of the world. forth. .
Baha'is coe. from just about every Back of a lot of this promotion of
religious background that one can politicians is a desire to get State fina:-.
inmaine-', and they ,claim that this de- cial or other favors for the g-oup-.or. the
monstrates one of their chief tnents, association. That, to :a-, is .not'a
that riankind is one family and that i wholesome reason and I deplore thisiatti-
is. possible to unite mankinc to wtor.- tude s a ncu nation, let us do things
ship God together, not just Christiams properly so tatt people do not ascribe.
but all those other religions that I improper motives to us. If you look:at the
have mentioned over the last few weo6ks list of subscribers to Government-sponsored
I suppose that we could hardly 'do organizations, as compared with the report
better than to close with one of theirfroh the same people to others worthwhile
prayers, for unity:- organizations, for example, you will see
(concl. on p 13) what I mean.

Page Twelve T.. i. S aturday, December 9, 1967

IS ST.KITTS TO BE ..]i,.:,.'.: HAITI? (fr.:.5) Mau Nau Kenya). Yet.
Bradshaw is now said to be a rabid black raci.alist.
Meanwhile the deportations go on. Persons known to associate with P.A.M. (esp-
Secially if white or near-white) are deported, however long in St.Litts they may
have been (most of the sugar factory managers have been deported). In no case has
a deportee been given a chance to settle up his affairsor pick up his belongings.
There is a new 'grounds for divorce' now deportation since the wife of a
Kittitian, Mrs. Payne, was deported to Antigua, the land of her birth.
WUhre, I asked, does Government got the money, when the economy is suffering so
badly, to purchase arms and helicopters? Dr. Herbert said he did notlknow, but a
year and a half ago the Swiss Miid-Atlantic Bank opened a branch in St.Kitts. A.
Director of this same bank connitted suicide recently when under investigation by
the United States Federal Authorities.
Dr, Herbert said that he'was convinced that only a few hundred people backed
the Bradshaw. Government now; Bradshlaw, Southwell and the Governor himself were.
liable to be booed pr insulted if they appeared in public. What Dr. Herbert was
most worried about was the possibility of assassination of Bradshaw: this,he felt,
might have a terrible chain reaction throughout the Caribbean, and violence and
political killing night become commonplace. Asked by another friend present if h'e
would deport Southwell back to Dominica if he ((Herbert) were ever in power, he said
"IP do not believe in deportation; we are all West Indiana. Let Southwell stay::in.-:
St.K!tts and stew in the trouble which would come to him; I would not wish him on
Doninica. "
Dr. Herbert ended the interview by stressing his abhorrence of violence "I:be-
lieve in Constitutional Evolution, not, repeat not, violence.1 R.E.A,

With the passing of Mrs Lucy Dupigny, on the evening of the 20th Novem-
ber, at the age of 84 years, another landmark was removed.from our midst.
She was the daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Fagan Pinard, founder of the
very old established Firm of F.Pinard & Co., known familiarly as "Miss
On January 28th 1908,, she was married to the late Mr Leonard Dupigny, of
which union there were four sons and four daughters. One surviving C".uvihter
married and resides in Jamaica; her four sons are very well known and popu-
lar members of the community. Mrs Dupigny endeared herself to well nigh every
one who knew her or came in contact'with her. Of a quiet disposition, her
welcome smile and untiring efforts to help in anyway she could, was a virtue
found only in a few. The hospitality of her home in town and at her beauti-
ful country residence Ridgefield" was unbounded and known to her many friends
here and to visitors from far and near. In failing health for the past few
years, she nevertheless was always cheerful and pleased to see anyone as was
evidenced up to her last evening when she passed quietly away while in con-
versation with young friends.
The funeral took place the next afternoon at the Cathedral where she had
been a staunch member throughout her life. The large crowd .testified to the
esteem in which she was held. An ardent lover of flowers, the floral tributes
(which were numerous) told their own story of farewell, the grave in the
evening twilight inspired the crowd to repeat "it's beautiful ," a fitting
tribute to the life just ended. Many business places closed early as a
mark of respect to one of the oldest firms on the island, L.A.,upigny & Co.,
of which Mrs. Dupigny was head.

U.S...: Francis, Cardinal Spellriaan,(7?, From an advert, in the DAILY TELEGIPH
senior prince of the Roman Catholic "NEWS ABOUT STAMPS DOMITICA';
Church in -t1V U.S. and Archbishop of "For compactness, attractive designs,
ew York,died last Saturday in hospi" variety of pure philatelic interest,
tal of a stroke. Io was a strong sup- Dominica is in the forefront.., the
porter of the Viet Ham war effort, scenic splendours...graphically shown".

SatturqayL December 9, 1967

0 mon Dieu mon Dieu J Unis les
coours de Ies serviteurs et reve-
ler.ton gr-nd dessein. Puissant-ii.
suivre -tes connandments et observer
ta loi Aide-les, O mon Dieu, dans
leurs efforts, et accordo-laur la
force de te s6'rvir. 0 Dieu I ne les
abandonne pas a eux-nenes mais, par
la lumniere de ta connaissance, guide
leurs pas; et par ton amour r6jouis
leur coeur. En verit6, Tu es leur
Rocours et leur Seigneur.

DR.WATTY 1RCS (Canada)
Government has been informed that
Dr. Edward Watty has been awarded
nonbership of the RPyal College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Canads. He
was successful in both the oral and
written Fellowship oxans. He arrived
back in Dominica on Dec. 1st.

The opening of the Public Library
up to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wiednesdays
which started in May 1966 on an ex-
perimental basis and was resumed on
October this year, will no longer con-
tinue, due to inadequate staff,and
insufficient use af the extended hours
by members of the public.

Children could be taught to read in
a new way--by concentrating on the
sounds they make in forming words,
according to a book published in London
Miss Gertrude Baldwin, author of
"Patterns of Sound", who has written
her book entirely in alliterative
verse, says that the efficacy of the
method depends on parents and teachers
reading aloud to children who would
read the verses themselves when they
are ready.
Miss Baldwin, a teacher, has taught
about 300 backward children to master

Page Thirteen

An Introduction to Concepts in Modorn
Since the early 1960's mathematici::s
and mathematics education in England,
generally members of the Association of
Teachers of Mathematics, have been devel-
oping curricula for modern mathematics
at both the "'0" and "A" levels. Two
major programs have so far evolved.-
The Midlands Mathematical Experiment
with financial support of the Nuffield
Foundation, and The School.'Mathematics
Project under -he directorship of
Bryan Thwaites.
Each of the programs is an ambitious,
classroom-tested experiment, to introduce
new mathematical content, new emphasis on
major themes mad new pedagogy, based on
results obtained through the investigation
of learning theorists, into the teaching
of mathematics. As such, these programs
ought to be of significant interest to
mathematics educators in tlis- community,
as well as to senior students who plan to
use mathematics in their university work.
It is expected that some ofthis material
will soon be evident in the "0" and "A"
level papers in all the university systems.
Stimulated be a resolution adopted by
the (Caribbean Association of Headmasters
and Headmistresses) at its August noting
in Barbados, St.Mary's Academy in co-
operation with the Education Depaitment
has arranged to sponsor a workshop for
mathematics teachers and senior students
that will focus on some of the content and
pedagogy in' these-new curricula.
The workshop vac given at the
Dominica Gramnar School from Monday, to Friday, December 8th at
4.30 P.11. A workshop wv-. l;o given to a
group of Primary School Teachors at St.
Gerard's Hall in the morning from 1'0-'12.
In the afternoon another workshop wais
being given at the Doninica Granrmar
School from 4.30 6.00 for Secondary
School teachers and interested sixth forn-

the art of reading. One was a girl of Brother John 0, Driscoll, C.F.C., was
16-- who made two years progress in two the director of the seminar. Brother
weeks. The book stresses the import Driscoll holds a D.Sc. in Physics, an M.Sc
ance for a child of using his mouth, in Mathehatics, and is now a candidate for
teath and tongue as he reads, thus the Ph.D. in Mathematics at Columbia Uni--
achieving a blend of sound and sense. versity in New York. He is currently
doing rescarch'there in algebraic inter-
EOR SALE ration theory. Brother has had a wide
Damaged Vehicle To.825. teaching experience. Since 1954 he has
Can be inspected at Archbold Planta- tauht science and mathematics on the
tios Ld primary, secondary, and university level,
1/ons Ltd. VANYA DUPIGIY. (cont, on p. 15)

e I: ULE S' V_ R

Satuda~,~ra.er9, 9~7 E2 E2.

The Jayeees Clothing Campaign has so far
net with favourable response front the public.
People desirous of subscribing to the
worthy cause of helping the needy with
items of clothing may contact the following
persons:- James Royer, Tel.149; Carlton
Peters, 362 2; -Phillip HEnderson, 75;
Hubert Joseph, 106-3; Carlton Laroque, 13;
SimaoE Benjamin, 310; Patrick John, 74-1;
Rbggis 3l$.o t .2S2-1. |

N 0 T I C E
Customers and the general public
are hereby informed that our Service
Department (Workshop) only will be
closed for annual staff vacation
from Monday the 18th December,. 1967
to Wednesday, 3rd January, 1968,





During this period only real
lergency Service requirements can
met, but our Offices and Parts
apartment will remain open.


The Editor,
Roseau Jetty turns Fish market
I witnessed with my .otm eyes on Tuesdcay
Dac, 5th the selling of fish on the
Roseau jetty, in the DIRECT presence of
the Senior Customs. Officer.
Isn't this a downright shane'on the
part of the customs department that
a gentleman of his cali~rz should allow
this to have happened? Cme on do
pull your socks up old nan, and dontt
allow a recurrance of this inthe future.
"CIVIC MIii-L'i Goodwill-


Last week a shipment of Christmas
presents left the island which will in-
troduce Dominica to many people who
probably know little about it. The pre-
sents consisted of Carib baskets filled
with local handicrafts and produce. The
idea originated with Caldwell Const.Co.,
who had the baskets prepared by D/ca
HLANDICRAFTS, which included nany of them
products surrounded by lines; also inclu-
ded were pictures and a booklet on D/ca.
The baskets were sent to DOsiness Associ-
ates and friends in Canada, USA,England
and Sweden. It is hopedd that the idea
will catch on and be a boost not only to
Tourism but also to foreign investment in

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H 0 T I CE-

r.C'.E'. "E!anination June' 1967

All entries for the above exanina-
>n should reach the Education Divis-
Sof'the Ministry of Education and
ilth,'Roseau, not later than 22nd
luary, 1968.
Late entries cannot be accepted.
The Fees are as follows:
Entry fee per candidate $7.20
Subject fees (additional to the
entry fees) for each subject t
offered -. A1~rneed 7.20
Or:nary 2.40
Oral languages Advanced ZOO
Ordinary 2.00
Practical Subjects
(per subject) Advanced 3. -00
do Ordinary* 2.00
Local fees per candidate 2.00
Forms for Private Candidates may be
gained fro. the Education Division
the Ministry of Education & health.
ese when properly filled should be the Division together with
easury receipts for fees paid.
IL(S Sd) .J0.M.Pond, .

G. 128 Chief Education Officer

S"On account of the -heat load now being
carried by the Portsmouth Electricity
I Plant, and in order to avoid breakdowns
i due to overload, Christmas tree series
lighting is the only form of decorative
Slighting that will be allowed over the
Christmas Season. Prior permission
Must be obtained from the Foreman of
:Works, Northern District, for any other
Sform of decorative lighting".
Chief TechA-cal Officer,
Public Works Division,
Ministry of Communication & Works.
G. 1.29
s P E.C IA L 'S AL E
J. ASTAPTL' & Co.Ltd., Hardware Dept.
D8/8 .._ .


T T T 0r ST 1)

Saturday,-b65centher 9, 1967

Saturday, December 9, 1967.

MATHEMATICS SEMINAR (fr.j.13) and'-from
1958 to 1961 he taught mathematics and
chemistry at St. Joseph's Academy in
He has held many executive posts in
mathematics organizations. Currently
he is: President of the Me-tropolitan
Mathematics Study Group with headquar-
ters in New York. He has frequently
given invited addresses at local and
regional meetings of mathematics
teachers and supervisors.

It is an article of faith of Presi-
dent de Gaulle's government in France
that the importance of French as a
world language should be stressed. This
is part of the international cultural
policy of the Fifth Republic and in-
cludes. important teaching initiatives
in French-speaking countries throughout
the world including Canada and Francef
former colonies in Africa and South-
east Asia. .It is undoubtedly of great
value in.the framework of French techni-
cal assistance which is the6 most
important per head of population ofany
country in the world.
Switzerland, on the other hand, does
not have to look for status as a great
power. This give it the possibility
of looking at things more as they are
than as they ought to be. In French-
speaking Switzerland, people are very
fond of their language, but they are
also fond of other languages. Geneva
and Lausanne are cities ,where the
foreigner easily finds a local inhabit-
ant who can speak any of Europe's main
All this is by way of explaining
why it is that a prominent French-
speaking citizen of Geneva, Mr.Oliver
Reverdin, 4as just told an internation-
al gathering of teachers in that city
that French has now been firmly sup-
planted by English as the main diplo-
matic language. He added that French
had also-been superseded long ago as: a
scientific language by English, both
in the West and the East.
Mr. Roverdin's remarks on language
came in a lecture on he European move-
ment. If Europe is still to have its
say in a world of which it is no longer
the centre, he said, it must master the
technologies of the twentieth century;
and for this a working knowledge of
English is necessary in all fields.

A five year old Trinidad girl went to
Toronto for an operation despite Finan-
cial problems raised by the devaluation
of the pound.
Kathleen Mounts chief welfare officer
of the Red Cross in Port-of- .pain, said
in.a telephone interview that Cheryl
Ann Henry arrived December 7th for
surgery at the Toronto Hospital for"'ick
Children. The child was born with af .ab-.,
normal urinary tract with bladder on the
surface of the body.
Doctors'in Toronto are providing sor-
vices free.

Millie,-the macaw, who was thrown out
of Expo t67 in Montreal for bad language,
caused'a church-state controversy in
Millie was hastily removed from the
Guyana Canadian Pavilion in April because
workmen on the site taught her to swear
fluently both in English and French while
she was getting acclimatised before the
The Guyana Communications Ministr7y
decided that Millie was famous and ordered:
her image to go on a special Christmas:
postage stamp.
But the Catholic Standard, the officid,"
organ of the Roman Catholic Church in
Guyana, said that it was appalled by the
Government decision.
"Millie has-nothing whatsoever to do
with Christmas. Her sole claim to fame
or infamy was her astonishing talent for
cursing bilingually," the Standard de-
"To connemorate Christmas with Millie
is the ultimate blasphemy and shows a
wilful disregard for. the religious: char-.
acter of our people," it added.

OVERSEAS: DOXINTG. World Bantamweight
Champion Fighting Harada knocked out
Soo Bok IKwon.of South Korea in 26-
seconds of the eighth round of a nion-
title fight on Tuesday night. The
scheduled 12 rounder was a tune-up fao
Harada for his January 30 title defense
against Josas- Pinental of Mexico.
Jamaicans Lose
Jamaican light heavyweight Wendell
Smith was outpointed by John Smith of
'glaid over six rounds on Tuesday night
In an eight round heavy-weight fight,..
Peter Boddington of Britain beat Jamaicas
Charlie Wilson on points.


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Pag~e Fifteen

Page Sixteen THE

S T A R S P 0 R T S
S* _..* ; '
Grenada Win Popham Tournament
Grenada won the 1967 Popham Tournanent
last Saturday when they beat St.Lucia 2-1
before a very disappointed crowd. Grenada
fared better in the exchanges throughout
the match and owe their victory mainly to

ST-:.R Saturday, December 9, 1967
"The house was so dirty even the rats
were suing the landlord" -- Radio
FOOTBALL CO':flT.iT. 'OR "...the Doctor had
to use all his skill and experience in
obstetrics and gynaecology to deal with
the St.Vincent Captain's groin injury"

Tyronne Harbin who found the notes twice, --
while St.Lucia failed to cone up to expect- ST.Thn c nal in St.JosIeph
The new coMmunal latrine in St'Jozeph
ations:nd were consoled with a goal by will be opened on Tuesday- Dec.12, 4.30 p.m.
SG with remarks by the C.M.O,, Mr.Stevens &
On Sunday Doninica failed to get a point irs. Moir Janes. A vote of thank~ s will
in the'Tournanent when they were again de- be given by the Village Council Chairman.
feated, this tine at the hands of last
years. champions St.Vincent 2-1. R.Boucher T. :I-:; TO ALL
scored twice for St.Vincent, while young Li Colon N l F. C n
hc Tho J re Knis soe fo fia.Lieut. Colonel Nigel F. Clifton D.S.O.
schoolboy Joe Kentish scored for Doninica. M.C. (The Royal H6rse Artillery) retired,
Gage E~t-oam From First-class Football presents his compliments to His Excellency
Preceeding last Sundayls match between Mr.L.Cools-Lartigue and the people of
D/ca.anad.St.Vincent, was the announcement Dominica especially in Roseau, and wishes
by D.L.S.'Is Vice-President ar.nLaddy Lto thank them one and all for their kind
by .S.s Vice-President dishes and help wile he was suffering
Astaphan that Harold (Boe) Gage, D/ca and wishes and help while he was suffering
Donfruit Rovers key defence player has from a leg injury, the ladies, children
retired from first-class football. Follow-and just everyone who enquired about his
ing the surprise announcement, Gage was leg, a nost comforting thought. Again
Dominica very many thanks.
presented to His Excellency the Governor, very any tanks.
Sand took the field after passing through fAtc (see p.15): Anglican Bishop Alan
an aisle forced by the players of both Knight. of Guyana sides with R.C's stating
teoas* Millie's Christnas stamp blasphemqus.
There are plans to have a special natch Huge demand for stamps pours in. Reuters
at the end of the season when he will be unearthed the tale: their Chief Correspon-
presented with a suitable gift. dent 'olBn land visited us this 4eek.
BOXING: Ellis whips Bonavena PHOTOGRAPHS OF VALUE (concl.. We are to
Only one more victory stands between thank you also for the pictures of the
Ji:ny Ellis and recognition by !T.D.A. as members of the Royal Family and of all
a heavyweight champion. Ellis blasted their official activities through the
his way through into the final of the WBA Empire including Prince Charles; and
elimination tournament on Saturday night other pictures of men and women of Nation-
by twice knocking down Ar,'i-,tinian Oscar al and political importance in all our
Bonavena en route to a unaimous 12 round Caribbean States and also for those of
points decision. Now, Ellis, Cassius our boys and our girls in this our
CTy's: top sparring; partner during his Dominica State. Thanks very much for
championship reign, has- a good chance to your journalistic ability in editing the
succeed his former employer. Ellis is due STAR to make the weekly issues so interes-
to neet thx winner of the Thad Spencer- ting and eagerly read by all of us who
Jerry Quarry fight carded for Feb. 5 next buy them in our State as well as abroad.
year. My next contribution shall be about


our Dominica State flag.

New Zealand Boyts Record GUSTAVUf TIIMOTHY,M.B.E.., J. P.
14-year old New Zealand schoolboy took :, Margot.
nine wickets with nine successive balls in NOTE: The best photographs, of course,
a school match last Saturday. Stephen were supplied by DEPEX Studio. -Editor.
Flenming, playing for Mhrlborough College R COMPARATTVE ELIGION SERIES; This
againstohally Intermediate, dismissed current series is no concluded. However
Bohally's last batsman with his first, ball:current eries is now concluded However
i0 -broghthe writer will be happy to try and an-
innings closed for seventeen. Mrlborough
Slr at 45. .; : e swer any questions from readers so
declared at 45. let's hear from anyone who is interestedJ
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