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Mrs. Jane Lowenthal
Librarian, "- o
Research Institute f or
the Study of Ian, I
162 East 78 Street,
New york 10021, .Y 1 D 0 M 8 N I C A
U.S.A. I E LIBRAR O l e 0ife ol .,
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08/5 FOR THE STUDY COdAF i'HYil. SiiAND A ,..F Y
y.,. IV, No. 15 162 EAST 78 STREE~atur-dy, May 1.1 198
S- -NEW-YORK-21,-fN-Y,-
rp. AUG2:xs for
A" MS UN f or R ,' ..T I ES
S"Th, iLboeur Party o"' tbritain has been virtually
-iped off the loca. eouncil mapl >lile .a
-kfow that uost Caribbean lAbour ;;l.nIl
thc rtwil...,er? L:L te drew their nre and in--
-spirauti : fre Ishat T',Ient sd'.2 andl re. ow
aiv ly natioadlistic cliques biased tow;-ards
racial oonoopoljy, there is still a lesson to be
1.p learned frouM the downfall of the gt"re .fteSt,
si troigest and oldest Labour Pcarty in the wrild,

,(some ca. I..1 the latter betrayall) .m-i,:,.;: the
aAnOLe W -'L '"* sgp. causes oi t' *t QB d.o..wnfl'all. Stick to your aiims
if t ihey > tre ortly of cj i, to; publi.t' them :-';.i, ,ow aId
h.n to rs iund the .oc tor.te "'ha t you really promi,;isei.
intend 5o rnrou6cedt- nixt isu;.e the printed Yi'rsi .T of the Doni-
inic. L.bour Fartys alims i objects. ore or ._i-r.::.'* oa ,ction-
ocra;i pircaises ought to be reprinted at the GovernmIent., Prinltr
us .n inserts it is only fairI liark well, iwe think the local
Labmour 'ari' ha3s koApt its "nord o or-n o two scores. It
ade ;~A- effort io e.u cour:-ag th arts i;d to improve d'ucatioun,
ea not b e ;e ICt~d lAit whft !, eipI.oyot:n, 3iousiug
1 .ic *rA i a.L a' "i :' ? A- writc this, we hoar a
Volce fn l h cayi : : "TCe L.o-r- Iarty hi.s 2eer 7 iwan
.i;.ily Lo r dvice fru rich newsaprOer propri ors." i.. t P.bou
1hL; ..ivicae of' :~ poor on.-? If they pay .no hed, will they not
roach (.; t.he coti:flnen kt.or -ddd) "the point of no return-"'?

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" It is wrong to use bad means in order to obtain a good end. Yet
this is precisely what the Government of Dominica is currently doing
in the matter of price control.
On the assumption that the protection of consumers is not just a.
political gimmick with an eye on elections (which, alas, many believe
to be the case), the steps being taken by Government to control prices
is a bad means to secure a good end and is wrong.
As I see it, the Government is throwing the burden occasioned by
devaluation on to the shoulders of merchants, large and small, as
though they were somehow responsible for that act. In fact, the mer-
chants are in no way responsible for devaluation. In a sense, the
Ministers are more responsible than the merchants, for they at least
took the formal step of devaluing our dollar in sympathy with the
pound sterling. Therefore to seek to throw the burden upon merchants
is wrong, as the following arguments indicate.
Fixing margins below what, since the last war, were the accepted
and acknowledged ones, is.a way of seeking to reduce the incomes of
merchants, large and small. If Ministers have so recently upped their
own salaries from what they used to be, as also those of their off-
icials and workers, what can justify the reduction of merchant's in-
comes by legislation?
Another horrible feature of this price control business is that
the small retailers are being thrown to the tender mercies'of the
wholesaler, since Government will not apportion percentage mark-ups
between wholesaler and retailer. Thus the wholesaler, deprived of
part of his income through reduction of accustomed margins, will seek
to recoup himself a.t the expense of the retailer, and who can blame
him? Hence the small shopkeeper will, in the end, receive the full
blast of hardship created by Government. Once upon a time it used to
be said that this Government was greatly in favour of the small man.
Now we know. For once the pressure is stepped up on the small shop-
keeper, the first to suffer will be that large army of wage earners
and small peasants who depend, all over the island, on this small
shopkeeper for credit between pay days and banana selling days. All
these implications have been brought to Government notice, yet it will
not budge from its position.
I cannot refrain from again referring to the alternative for the
small shopkeeper which has been offered by a Minister and an Adviser,
viz. that, as in Cuba, they should go to other occupations. I thank
God that I have lived to see the day that a so-called Government of
the people has publicly expressed such insouciance in the well-being
of a category of persons, once its keenest supporters. However, as
"Peter Simple" has so properly pointed out, we do not have the alterna-
tive forms of compulsory employment available in Cuba until such time
as the admirers of Castro in the present Government create them for
us. When I think of the hardships and risks borne by small shopkeep-
ers in all parts of Dominica, particularly the remote places, my heart
bleeds for them.
Now what is to be the final upshot of this impasse with shopkeepers
brought about by the Government? As I see it, there is only one hon-
ourable course open to the Chamber if it is to continue to maintain
its self-respect and enjoy the respect of the community.
The Chamber has produced arguments, supported by figures, to show
that merchants cannot operate on the margins now prescribed by Gov-
ernment and the public has been disposed to believe the Chamber. That
being so, the Chamber, to me, has no alternative but to cease
(continued on page 4)


Saturday, ~lav;R

S a u r a y M a 1 9 8T E T RP g h e


The Duke of Edinburgh has arrived
in Australia for a Commonwealth
gathering, piloting his own plane.
He stopped off for two days in Balii
Indonesia, where sarong-clad Bali-
nese girls scattered flowers in his
path and performed dances for him.*

BRITAIN: Labour Party Defeats --
-The ruling British L.P. was heav-
ily defeated in borough town and
city council elections. Out of 570
ereas in England & Wales, Labour
held only 45, only 7 in big cities,
and London(for long a Labour strong-
hold) yielded Labour only 4 LCC
places. Conservatives gained 1300
seats in the entire country; many
voted for Nationalists in Scottland
and Wales, but Liberals had an oven
all loss; Communists gained twoto
total five council seats in Britain.
Sheffield (40 years Lab.) and Hud-
dersfield (100 years Lab.) fell to
the Tories. A Labour spokesman said
"we are further back than before
the War". "If a general election
were held tomorrow the Labour Party
in the House of Commons would have
only a few Members," said the BBC,
Edward Heath, Tory leader, said
"Britain has spoken the Labour
Government must go." Race came in-
to the struggle too, with both sides
using the issue to advantage in
'migrant areas' the results seem
to indicate support for Enoch Powell1
* Meanwhile Mr. Cecil King, who has
recently turned against Harold Wil-
son (King owns the Daily Mirror &
the Sun) spread his front pages with
Wilson Must Go type attacks and at
the same time resigned his Director-
ship of the Bank of England. It
looks as if Barbara Castle is the
only popular member of the British
Cabinet.* Some day a woman P.M.?
Sir Frederick Crawford, onetime
Governor of Uganda, had his British
passport withdrawn while he was in
London because of subversive activ-
ities. on behalf of Smith's Rhodesia
Angry Conversatives challenged the
withdrawal in the House of Commons.
Rags Twotone begs to inform reader
that he is under yard detention far
roughing up a beautiful little girl
and will write nothing for 5 weeks.

A specially-written Obituary on
Mrs. Tavernier, owner of Cherry
Lodge Hotel, who died last Sunday,
will appear in the STJ-R next week.



His Holiness the Pope will visit
South America next August, to
attend the 39th Catholic Encycli-
cal Congress at Bogota, Colombia,
he announced from St. Peter's,
Rome on Weds. This will be the
Pope s first visit to the predom-
inantly Roman Catholic continent,
He is still quite a sick man, and
is unlikely to touch down in any
other S.American country. This is
the Pope's sixth journey abroad
since his elevation five years ago.
PARIS : Students at BarricadeQ'
Nothing like it has been seen since
asttlle,1789 -- young students
against the rigid bureaucrats-tLo,
more or less over, and the stud-
ents scored, after pitching paving
stones and iron railings at the
Police outside the Sorbonne,where
conditions were under fire from
scholastic youth. Eventually four
Nobel prizewinners led by Francois
Mauriac intervened with the French
Government "to end the troubles.
with the students" and President
de Gaulle, after emphasizing the
need for law and order, conceded
that reforms were necessary..,*
PARIS again: American and North
Vietnamese negotiators have arriv-
ed for peace talks, while fighting
died down on Friday after ferocious
onslaughts from both sides. Mr.
Averill Harriman led the US group.
The U.S.A. has decided against
accepting membership of the Carib.
Reg, Dev. Bank, but has. agreed to
make substantial loan capital av-
ailable. (From Georgetown,GUYAA)
DOMINICA Newsbriefs: Court of
Appeal with sit in this State on
June 17 at 9 am. Price control
has been altered (rice, blue-run-
ner fish, pork scalp, salami sau-
sages & Dutch Baby milk upped a
couple of cents. G-ov.-St.Lucia
Sir Fred. Clarke visited via Fed-
eral Palm May 8, is now on tour.*
20 Village Councils were granted
sums totalling $62,1i84 by Govt.

QU E E and

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Saturday, May 11, 1968

8f0. x.2 importing types of goods which are unprofitable in relation to
the various costs borne by shopkeepers. This will bring some hardship
on -the general population, but it is the only way out and the public
will have to understand. I only-hope the members of the Chamber will
stand solidly together as one unit. The Chamber should not cease putt-
ing its case before the public in this matter until a satisfactory
solution has been arrived at.
It seems rather strange, however, that the Government is not prd'
posing to impose controls on items other than imported foods. Man
does not live by bread alone and unless we are being regarded as sav-
ages who do not need clothes, the same arguments for control of foods
should, if Government is to be consistent, apply to clothing, at any
rate the cheaper kinds.
A prQpos of this price control controversy, I read somewhere the. view
that protest demonstrations to Government are bad for the country and
might even affect investment. This is a naive view. Peaceful demon-
strations are one of the approved weapons of a democracy and carry no:
national stigma. The clinching argument against the view, however, is
that Government must be'more interested than anyone else in getting
investment into the country and that, consequently, it should not act
in ways which provoke demonstrations from the public.
+++- +++- +++ ++ +++ +++- +++ +++ +++
When the current school term opened last week, one familiar face
was absent from her usual place on the Head Mistress' desk at the Ros-
eau Girls' School. Mrs Abbott Shillingford had retired.
Mrs Shillingford is one of that near-extinct type of dedicated Tea-
cher. From the word "go" close on forty years ago when Mrs Shilling-
ford (then Miss Tavernier) returned from Training College, she has
given markedly efficient and conscientious service in the Primary Schools
of Dominica, maintaining this excellent reputation to the end. Many
are the pupils who have been formed into able and upright men and wo-
men at the hands of 1rs Shillingford. Her zeal and devotion closely'
resemble those of another distinguished lady Head Teacher -- Rev. Sis-
ter Borgia, still happily in post with us.
The community salutes Mrs Shillingford, thanks her for her devoted
and distinguished service and wishes her many years of happiness and
continued usefulness in her formal retirement.
Since Government is now calling for nominations for the 1968 awards
of the Dominica Medal, Androcles nominates Mrs Shillingford for the
Gold Medal in recognition of her very meritorious services.
Androcles also hereby wishes to make another important nomination
for the award, posthumously, of a Special Dominica Gold Medal to the
late Mrs Mabel Caudeiron in recognition of her outstanding services
to Dominica in the preservation and development of its culture. Ad-
mittedly, this is belated recognition.
I cannot see how Government can fail to accept both the foregoing

DOMINICANS are asked to pray for BARBADOS: Rev. Charles Gale, the
a faithful Son, Ratcliffe Peters, Canadian Vicar whose wife and baby
mow sick in Adelphi Hospital, son were murdered during Midnight
Brooklyn, N.Y. Mass last ClCristmas, thanked Bar-
ER~JDA: A U.N. sub-committee (on badians in their newspapers for
ERMUDA: A U.N. sub-committee (on "their great generosity and good-
tolonialism), is now examininig the ness after ny tragedy". Last Sat-
wecent chaotic events in Bermuda, urday in Supreme -ourt, Wingrove
where troops moved in to restore Brathwaite,. 21, was convicted and
aw and order a few days ago.r de
ritain has been asked for reports. sentenced to death for murder.

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Dear Madam -l.o F-ound It Boring
Dear Madam, Violence,Christianity ..
and Homelessness Why did you print so much about
one ordinary Dominican girl who went
Allow me to refer again to an to England meaning your adopted
article in another newspaper some daughter? There are a lot of others
weeks ago entitled "Violence not like her including ourselves, 'We do
UnChristian". The writer really not think that is real news.
surprised me by his courageous app- THREE SECOITDAY SCHOOLGIRLS,
roach a thing unusual in these* PRosoau.
parts, compared with the downright, Editor's Poply: It is because S.T.A.
hypocrisy we see all around us. is an ordinary Dominican girl "like
When persons who are pillars of yourselves" that her departure and
the Faith of Catholicism see fit arrival make nows. At this moment in
and proper to demolish the modest time, rith British immigration laws
home of a fellow creature, shelter such a big issue, and when the battle
for his family of eight, the only of our century is the battle over race,
security on earth left them by de- the fact that one such girl could break
ceased relatives and do' not, even through nd .be admitted to Britain
after the passage of years, see this without restriction is very important.
as a detestable act, it is time to Add to this the fact that for several
take stock. years she has been a member of a- mixed
Is all talk of Christian charity family of English, Carib and Negro
Holy Name Society and what have you, origins, and that her opportunity came
just a hollow fari e? without any assistance whatever from
.Dr. Martin Luther King Was ass- Government here, save for two high
assinated for upholding the rights references for work and character...
uf the dispossessed. Most Dominicans then you young ladies may realise that
prefer to ignore such vital issues what we printed was not only NEWS but
rather than tread on the toes of a record of triumph for individual
certain masters,while we groan in human efforts and human rights. Ed.
dire want. Such inhuman behaviour *
is a stumbling block to our devel- Dear Editor:
opment and the future welfare of our Views from Grenada
youth. Your STAPS get better and betterJ
We detest the attitude of people How childish the St. Vincent talks in
monopolizing empty, useless; land in London were what a waste of tax-
an underpopulated Dominica, on payer s on ad time, and after all
occasion rapaciously appropriating that Govt. and Opposition could not
other people's sweat ardlabour. agree.
These free' lands are passed on to We are very interested in the new
unnamed kindred yet unborn, or Prim Minitr of Canada, and hope
sold at mammoth pricesyou will run a piece on him soon.-I.o
od at oth a cosortiu o think Canada has a good man there:
Church and State come to the rescue I hope he ta-s all us small islands
of, and advocate for, the unfortun- under the Canadian wing. Believe me,
ate have-nots, making the costly in- cannot on by oselvos
tervention of lawyers unnecessary? After the death of Dr. Martin
We hear of the preaching o re- Luther King Hr. Clyne of the West In-
We hear of the preaching of re- dian newspaper was supposed op ii
formation of juvenile delinquents, u but all we got was tirad
misfits, irresponsible individuals of r uce hatred. Discrimination ir
and the like, yet the very preachers conn race htred. isc nd inerarri e
of Christian sanity and sobriety and the old civilizations like China
create conditions which produce the and India are aong the worst offond-
type of citizens they criticise., rs. I still do not understand why we
and poor victims they are like that do not live at peace. It is not race
through a sense of insecurity, that matters, but the way we live.
R J. Desmoulins, CPAB-BACK,
Mahaut. St. Gorgs, Grenada.
~ahaut. St. Geor"os, Grenada.


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SaturdEty, May 11., 1968

Saturday, May 11th, 1968

Short Story EUPHALIE 'S'BOY by M. G.
Last night Euphalie had a baby.
A boy.
It brought great joy to the house, her mother's house, for although
there were already five children in it, all were little girls -- indeed
it was a house of females altogether and badly needed a man's presence
to give it.a point of focus since of course every home revolves around
the man; and even though this particular man weighed only five
and a half pounds and seemed to have trouble learning how to breathe
"the stale air of the one-partitioned room that really constituted the
house -- determinedly shuttered and sealed to exclude the treacherous
night air which everyone knows is the cause of almost every conceivable
disease and malfunction of the human system; even though his puny
limbs and pitiful ribby little chest seemed to be only secondary app-
endages to his enormous head, already the household was moulding and
adapting itself to him and the seven females in it waiting only to
subject themselves to his least whim, waiting for him to demand, to
exert by however feeble and faint a wail his domination, to assert his
will over them, as was his right. Seven pairs of dedicated eyes fixed
on the tiny face -- contorted still as he, struggled with this vital.
business of managing his intricate and immature little body-systems or
relaxed for brief moments into the withdrawn dignity and utter ab-
sorption of a baby's sleep.
Euphalie herself lay suffused and overcome by a fierce and terrible
joy -- as fierce and terrible as the pain had been.
"He.". She tried out the pronoun in her mind to get the proper in-
flection of carelessness. "He mannish already though," she whispered;
and..when he gave a slight wail, "Troublesome," she told herself proudly.
"He too troublesome, you can see that. He going' an' be a troublesome
chil ; too mannish."
Her mother, nearly sightless and aged at less than sixty, stirred
herself to get food for the other children; a mess of arrowroot bailed
in an old, blackened dried milk tin -- they had acquired it somewhere
long ago, empty;. chunks of baked breadfruit moistened with a drop or
two of precious (conut oil. She set some roots of ginger to boil for
She was tireder than usual this morning, but happy; for once she
hardly noticed the ever-present ache of her back, legacy of some for-
gotten ill-balanced lift or strain in the long years of lifting and
straining. She would have to go to her garden this morning -- get.
some dasheen and figs for the midday meal. It would be a hard time
with no money coming in or groceries as long as Euphalie was away from
her work. She was lucky, having a good position in Roseau as a house-
maid and was able to buy a few staples out of her money each week to
send home. Her Madam had promised to "keep her work" for her until
she could resume it -- about four weeks'.time, if all went well. She
would leave the baby here in Grannie's care along with her two other
children and her dead sister's three. The eldest was going on nine
now and was able to help mind the other children after school. They
were respectable people and very strict about the children attending
The old lady called the little girls for breakfast, doling it out
amid much scolding, then she served Euphalie with the one precious egg
she had been saving; Euphalie needed strength to feed her boy. Her
faded eyes lightened at the thought of him.
(continued on page 9)

Page. Eight


Saturday May 11th, 1968 THE STAR, Page: Nine


As she sat sipping the hot ginger tea -- the constant indigest-
ion which nagged her.she accepted meekly as her lot and was able to
indulge only in small ways such as this; had she been well-to-do she
would have called it an ulcer or "nervous stomach" and pampered it with
milk and steamed fish, but she knew nothing of such things and was
therefore not discontented -- she 'indulged her imagination for a few
quiet minutes. She. was a lucky woman for she knew of many in her pos- \
ition who were without the help and consolation of a daughter like
Euphalie; she was a good, faithful girl. The only regret she had had
was the lack of a son a man in the house; and now she had one, a
grandson. She looked ahead and saw him a fine grown man, caring fbr
them all and for her in her feeble old age which she still felt was
somewhere far in the future.

There had of course been fleeting associations with men which
had usually resulted in another little mouth to feed; but the rcn
concerned had touched their lives only briefly -- as the father of her
dead daughter's first child, who had come to live with them for a while.
when he was out of a job -- but he had been little help, indeed more
of a burden. The father of Euphalie.'s two girls was in England now.
He had sent them two pounds one time and said he would send more when
he could but that was over three years ago now and they had heard no
more of him. She knew they could expect little from one's
father, he had another girl already and no steady work. She felt little '
resentment against him or any of the others -- it was bad luck but one
of the hazards consequent upon being born a woman.
She shuffled around the partition and peeped at the baby, sleep-
ing uneasily with many starts of his tiny arms and legs, wrapped in a
clean bath towel on the small iron bed close to his mother's side.
"He. sleeping' still? -You-do' find he cold?" She felt his neck, '
deliberately matter-of-fact to hide the great joy the sight of him, theft
feel of him gave her.

She. straightened her weary back and moved to open the shutters
to the sweet morning air. "I goin' by the garden an' get some provis-
ion" she told her daughter. "You is a'right? I brihgin' Rosaline to
help. cerry the food."

She set off with the child, one hand on her slight shoulder to
help to guide her poor eyesight; she hoped to meet a neighbour and
tell her great good news.
Last night, Euphalie had a baby.
A boy.

"The purpose of punitive damages is to punish and to act as a de-
terrent. Unless the damages 'smart', unless they cause some pain to
the defendants, there is .no deterrent and no punishment. Reckless
attacks equivalent to character assassination have become too fre-
quent an occurnce in personal column editorializing. Newspapers are
like cannon. They must not be shot carelessly and with abandon. This
case afforded an opportunity to protect the individual from malicious
libel; to inculcate a revived sense of responsibility in newspapers;
to encourage the old tradition of checking facts, and to control reck-
less writers who build circulation by extremism and sensationalism."
-- from Court Minutes of U.S. Court of Appeals, Quentin Reynolds
vs. Westbrook Pegler & Hearst Corporation.

Page. Ten THE STAR S..aturday, May 11, 1968
iTJ rTi77'; TTImTp) C'T r--i rTT\Tr- T'

By Rommel
Fatima must have been happy
The St. Mary's basketball court and
grounds wore a smiling face last Sunday
as the IM4a Fair in aid of the Fatima
Church wont into full swing. Here an d
there and everywhere everyone was jov-
S ial: kids ran about licking ice-cream,
some see-sawing on balancing boards,
others rolling sugary gooseberry plums
on their tongues; and adults haunted
the snack'stalls and loaded bar.
Indeed, it was fun galore. Room 206
called for relaxation -- with a bingo
card' mark youl 205 saw Brother Bassoet
with his Busta B'loon enterprise while
200 w ith Br. Stevens and his gang beck-
oned every passer-by to knock down 'em
juice cans which they spent so much
time setting up. "But," they warned,
"you have to pay for this, man."
"Yeah.' yoahl" 1Microphoneloss stalls
saw full-throated announcers yelling in
dcpcrate attempts to boat the public
address fellas in studio room 201. From
this studio issued the delightful "Pata
p.ta~n of li-riam Makeba -- the nost
popular for the occasion. Addod t o
"Pata pnba" was the Soul pancake: iLcl-
uding raisins and prunes like 1r. Otis,
the flamboyant; Wicked Pickett, the
prolific; and a number of other ingred-
ients of the Soul shack -- even Arcthia
Franklin, the Queen of Soul herself.
Do spite the absence of the usual
3-pioccs-for-25 cents dance, the young-
or generation did not appear unbearably
bothered. After all, the girls mot the
boys and the boys mot the girls to have
a rollicking time together.
The fathorming nightfall did not in-
hibit the influx of people to the Fair
grounds, in fact the population of the
growuds appeared to be on the increase
rather than the decline as the night
grow corker
The Fair Police Was ever on-the alert.
Distinguished from the rest of the pop-
ulace, they strolled around each with
an orange-coloured band around his
upper- arm. One of them was actually
playing a double role --the priest
policeman Fr. Alexander.
As the midnight hour drcu nigh, the
lights doused and voices dragged into
silcnco to bring May Fair '60 to a
S .. *
s *

Two Yea FuIll l' imo Course In Basic
Engineering C Basic Agriculture
Applications are invited from boys
between the ages of 15 and 18 years of
age (on 1st Septembor), for the courses
in Basic Engineering and Basic Agricul-
ture commencing -i id-Sptomber this year.
The Courses are of two years duration
and a Certificate is awarded to students
who complete the course. successfully.
A minimum level of standard VII is
The engineering-course offers instr-
uction in welding, shoot-metal work ,
bench fitting, turning, elodtricity,
motor mechanics and engineering draw-
The agriculture course offers theory
and practice of agriculture and wood-
work construction,

Fees payable: ;;5.00 per torm
(in advance).
Stidonts ;ust supply their owl books
aand school uniforms.

Selection toots will be held at the
Dominica Graninar Sc-.ool on 31st HIar at
1.00 pi,. Applicants who are success-
ful in the tests will be interviewed
before final selection of students is

The closing date for applications
is 15th May, 1968. Application forms
are obtainable from the Dominica Gram-
mar School.

NO late applications will be accqed .

(Sgd.) S.H. WHITE
Technical & Agricultural

M.P.E. &: -1300/5i-5
20th March, 1960. 1/1

All hope for sailor .Joseph Garraway
was given up after he fell overboard
from MV "'do Froe-itas 6-miles out to sea.
But hours later Garraway turned up at
his horiec after s:irnning and floating
across 6 miles of choppy watcr. (.Routers)

Saturday, May 11th,. 1968

.,. Excerpts from an Appeal by Hon.
Stevens, Min. Ed. & Health for

"A few years ago, the Govern-
ment of West Germany, through the
efforts of the Ministry of Educa-
tion, donated a set of instruments
for a sanll orchestra to'the D.G.S.
The unit for instrumental music.
will be complete only if a good
piano is added. This, I am con-
vinced, we can provide ourselves.
I am very confident that before
the end of the next term the am-
ount needed .-- only $800 -- will
be realised........
",...No e ucational institution is
worth its salt without music, drama
and dance. This aspect of educa-
tion is receiving more and more
attention in all schools, colleges
and institutions of higher learning.
....Recently, a Fine Art Centre
has been opened at U.W.I. If our
Grammar School is to meet the chal-
lenge of education, it must be equ-
ipped with the minimum of musical
instruments for the Fine Arts...
"....The local banks and the Hea(-
master of the D.G.S. have consent-
ed to receive your donations."
^c***^*** **^********^**********

kind of political silence that the
South African Government wishes to
impose on thd African population
of the country. There should be
no political activity of any kind
among black people, except that
which comes under the auspices of
the government -- as, for example,
in the Transkei. In-recent years,
this aim has been nearly achieved.
Purely African political parties
have been banned, and there have.
been no outlets for African poli-
tical opinion. But there, has been
one loophole: the two political
parties with a multiracial member-
ship, the Progressive Party and the
Liberal Party. Now multi-racial
parties are to be banned, and even
this small escape valve for African
opinion i. to be stopped. The Lib-
eral Party is to go out of exist-
once, because it sees no reason
(continued next column)

SILENCE OF DEATH (cont4 for ex-
istence in these conditions. The
Progressive Party, with one member
of Parliament in the person of Mrs
Suzman -- the only member of Parl-
iament to oppose apartheid -- will
obey the law, become an all-white
party, while continuing to fight
for the whole people of S.A. in
the hope of better days. The new
law is a tragedy. A people cannot
be silenced in this way, and the
attempt to do so can do nothing
but harm. It may even be. the di-
rect cause of much violence to
come. Swiss Pruss News.
****** g ** 1** ******* ************
Madam, .Please reprint
I must tell you I enjoyed' the art-
icle by Andrdcles in the STAR of 27
April. A Patriot here told me I should
have read some lines by Rose 0. pub-
lished early in 1966. Subject: Bribe
and Favour. ICndly oblige a home-
exile now in U.S.A., by reprinting
Here are the lines Ed. (Jan.22,1966)
Cautionary Rhymo: A BRIBE AND A FAVOUR
BY Rose 0
.What is the difference, darling Ium,
Between a bribe and a favour?
Wel3 a bribe smells strongly of cash
and rum,
But a favour has no flavour,
A scholarship isn't a bribe, you see
And nor is a pioneer industry,
And nor is an overseas bursary,
Or a bonus under the Christmas tree
Or 'banana roads' for the peasantry
Paid for by good'British s. d.;
If supporters got priority
That's simply a nation's economy.
So never confuse the two, sweet chum:
A bribe smells strongly of cash & rum
But a favour has no flavour.
,Ton Bishops headed by the Archbishop
of the West Indies will be leaving
the British Caribbean in late'June to
attend the Laboth Conference.starting
July 25 (500 will attend). The resol-
utions are the expression of Anglican
episcopate opinion. The Rt. Rov.
Donald Knowles, OBE, BA., Bishop of
Antigua, is attending. He has announ-
ced his retirement next year. .**Tho
Church in Wales now has Worker-Priests,
who serve part-time, do regular jobs.


Page Eleven

Mr. A, Frederick Joseph Gen. ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
Sec., D/ca Amalgamated Workers
Union, flew to the Dominican Rep- will be held on
public this week for the ... 9Counril SATURDAY, 1st JUNE 1968
meeting of the Latin American Fed- at Roseaa, Portsmouth & Marigot.
eration of Christian Trade Unions
(CLASC) scheduled for May 13-17. Girls;must be under 14 years on
This will be followed by the First 1st June.
Trade Union Conference on Develop- I/1.
ment & Integration in Latin Amer- Obituary: MRS.ISALINE ST. AMIE
ica, to end May 20. Mr. Joseph ex-
pects to return on May 25. *** Isaline St. Amie, who suffered
for about a month at the Princess
SUDDEN DEATH: True Explanation Margaret Hospital, passed away on
The body of Rev. Robert Hass- Friday May 3rd at about 10 p.m. at
inger, 24, was flown to Columbus, the age of thirty six years.
Ohio,on Wednesday after embalmment She was the wife of Barnette St.
in Barbados, following sudden and Amie of Wesley, and the seventh
tragic death last Saturday. daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Egbert Joseph,
Rev. Hassinger, who was Dean of She was a staunch member of the
Men for the Christian Union MissionMethodist Church and a member of
Bible School at Castle Bruce, was the Choir of that Church. The
missing when Rev. Yates visited funeral service was conducted by
the school. It was suggested that the Rev. Harold Gill, and the fune-
he might be taking a bath in the ral Procession was led by the Choir,
river, His body was found float- who also rendered an item in the
ing in two feet of water. Post funeral service.
Mortem at PMH revealed that death She leaves to mourn her loss
was due to a seizure, and not her husband, her mother, eight chil-
drowning or injury; the dead evan- dren (the first of whom is 17 years
gelist had a childhood history of old, and the last nine months old),
petit mal. Christian Union fol- ten sisters including Mrs..Roberts,
lowers were much upset by event, wife of the Assistant Superintendent
Viil. of the Antigua Police Force, six
DR. MULLER STARTS GROUP, 9 aseo brothers, and many relatives and
On Sun. May 5, 1968, Dr.Elisab Friends.

eth MLeller established an Extra CARD OF THANKS
Mural (UWI) Drama and Folklore
Group at Vieille Case; the inaug- Mrs. Rose Joseph, Mr. Barnette
ural meeting at the new Police St. nAie, Mrs. Vinolia James, Mr.
Station recreation hall was chaired and Mrs. Grenfell Robin, Mr. & Mrs.
by Mr. B.A. Carbon,Head Teacher, Arnold Telemaque, other Brothers
attended by a considerable group and Sisters of the deceased, Rel-
After an introduction by the Chair-atives and Friends wish to thank
man, Dr. Mueller outlined the through this medium the Doctors,
physical aspects of Drama and Nurses and Staff of the Princess
Folklore in various parts of the Margaret Hospital -- most of all
West Indies and the incentive it Dr. Sorhaindo -- for the care and
creates. Nominations followed,the patience exercised over the late
officers chosen being: Chairman, Isaline St. Amie during her last
Mr. B,.A. Carbon; Vice Chairman, illness. They also wish to thank
Miss V. Seaman; Secretary, Mrs.J. all those who in one way or another
Powell; Public Relations Officer, expressed their sympathy and condol-
Mr. A. Johnson; Circulation Off- ence, on this occasion of bereave-
icer Miss J. Seaman. The group ment.
hopes to produce a comedy play by JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES Salisbury
Wilfred Redhead ("Goose & Gander") .An aembl will take place on-
by Go-Producers Dr. Muller and .p.An ALssembly will take place on
M rs. Steline John. ler and iday 17th May for a 3-day gather-
Release from: Alpha E.Johnson ig at Salisbury, to include a model
Rel b lc Relations Officer, ible Ministry School & Film "God
Public Relations Officer, Cannot Lie" (Sun.eve, 7 pm). **
Ex.-Mural Drama & Folklore Group,
ieille Case District.

Page Twelve


Saturday, May 11, 1968

Saturday, May 11th, 1968

Twenty-three members of Parlia-
ment from Commonwealth countries,
including eight from the Caribbean
are attending a course o p'arlia-
mentary practice and procedure
from 1-17th May.
Arranged by the U.K. branch of'
the Commonwealth Parliamentary Ass-
ociation, the course has become
established as one of the most
valuable services provided by the
C.P.A. for its members. It is no-
table that Speakers and Deputy
Speakers of overseas Parliaments
in particular attach value to_ it,
and it is indicative that no fewer
than twelve of them went to London
in May.
The first two weeks are devoted
to, an intensive programme of dis-
cussions at Westminster. Every
opportunity will be taken to in-
troduce the visitors to British
.P.'-s so that they can talk over
common problems. On 19th. May, the
visitors fly to Northern Ireland.
Next they will spend three days in
The Caribbean M.P.'s include :
Antigua -- Mr J.H. Lawrence, Dep-
uty Speaker, House of Represent-
atives; British Virgin Is. -- Mv
H..O Creque, Speaker, Log. Cq;
Cayman Is. -- Ir Anton B. Bodden$
Member Legislative Assembly; Gren-
ada -- Senator Greaves B. Yames,
Dep. President of Senate; St Vin-
cent -- Mr C. St. C. Dacon, Speak-
er, Legislative Assembly.
(We wonder why the Speaker of
the Dominica House was not put
forward for this necessary course.
by local C.P.A. -- which, however,
meets more and more rarely.- Ed.)

"I see the tide of brotherhood
rising slowly, steadily higher and
higher, until at length all nations
meet on the mountain-top of world
brotherhood, recognizing the eter-
nal spirit which all worship as
their common Father."
(If you can guess his name correct-
ly the STAR will pay you ,10.00)
.a a e e

National Registration Centre,
High & Cowan Streets,
Kingston, Georgetown.
Letter .of Appointment
In exercise of power delegates to
me under and by virtue of the provi-
sion of article 96 of the Consti-
tution of GUYANA, by the Public
Service Commission, with the con-
sent of the Prime Minister, by in-
strument signed by the Chairman,
Public Service: Commission, dated
26th day of January, 1968, here-
by appoint MR D. LAWRENCE, Secret-
ary, Dominica Trade Union, 70-1
Queen Mary St, Roseau, Dominica,
to be AGENT for Dominica.
Dated this 25th day of April, 1968
5/gn: Lawrence MANN,
2/2 Commissioner.

uotes from Miss Molly Fontaine's
Pres. D.A .W.U.) MAY DAY 63eech
at Benjamin Park, Portsmouth:
"This is a very sad thing to say
but we have to be frank and warn
those concerned that Human Rights
include and embrace the due process
of the rule of Law and that we shall
not hesitate, if and when the time
comes, to expose the graft and Other
unethical practices that we are now
slowly uncovering..,......
"........May Day 1968, as I said ear-
lier, assumes a new significance,
Not only because this is Human
Rights Year btut also because we the
workers..... are called uponL to. help
make the Caribbean Free, Trade Agree-
ment meaningful and workable. If
we do not co-operate, CARIFTA will
mean nothing to Dominica.......
"....As Christian Trade Unionists,
we must insist on imposing sacri-
fices upon ourselves today that we.
and our children may see a bright
"......May God help us to go back
to our homes with that new spirit
of solidarity so that the D.A.W.U.
could grow from strength to strength
for the greater good ao us all and
of our beloved land, Dominica."
QUOTE: "...when a theory collides
with a fact, the results .tragedy."
Louis Nizer

Page Thirteen



Y.M.P.S.C. Falls to War-icks
In a one-day match played at Vieille Case
last Sunda6 Warwickshire of V.C. beat the
Portsmouth team of the Y.M.P.S.C. by an
innings and 16 runs.
Batting first,. Warwickshire were all
out for 164, top-seorers w'~oe A. Carb 43,
and A. R~oyer 36. F. Victor for the Port-
smouth team got 3 for 66.
When the Y.M.P.S.C. went to the wicket
P. Thomas steamrollered them in 10 overs
getting 8 wickets for 10 runs. They w6re
all out for 87 and followed on for another
attempt: this however netted them only 61
for nine, Thomas again proving their down-
fallith 3 for 5 in 4 overs, whilst A.
Eti-enne got 3 for 15 in 5 overs.
Thomas is certainly a bowler to be
contr. by S.Williams

jagre Defeats Technics
empire Sports Club of Vieille(se defeat
Technics of Marigot by two wickets with 10
minutes to spare in an exciting match at
Marigot on May Day.
Technics' Captain, ~. Lewis, winning the
toss, elected to bat on an easy-paced wicket.
A beautiful spell of medium-paced bowling
by H. Benjamin (6 for 13 in 10 overs) had
Technics all out for 111 (E.Sylvester 23,
D. Musgrave20 n.e.; P. Brumant 3 for 51).
empire'ss 1st innings was even more dis-
astrous a meagre 79 (H. Joseph 19, C.
Royer 25; S. Williams 5 for 10 in 5.4 overs).
Technics declared at 95 for 6 in the 2nd
innings thanks to a nice knock by S.Williams,
and leaving uapire 70 minutes to score 128
runs: R. Joseph and C. Royer (42 and 25)
scored briskly, winding up with 132 for 8
in 60 minutes the winning stroke a 4.

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SR_ Saturday, May 11,1968

Caroni Still Undefeated
CR Goodwill Tournament Starts Tues. As the league competition draws to
g. Vincent and Grenada open the 1968 an end, Caroni Cardinals maintain their
Goodwill Tournament here on Tuesday. St. load at the top of the table, undefeat-
Vincent start favourite as they were ad by boating; Falcons 73-22 Friday.
runners-up to Dominica last year and in- W. LoBlano and BThonas scored 26 and
'udo five players who played for the 25 pts. for Caronit D.Petors 12 for
vdindwards against the iiCC earlier this Falcons.
ycar. I-Michael Findlay (selected for the More DOMINITICA Irols. Visitors: Hon.
Windios Australia tour later in the year)Frederick R. Mann US Ambassador to Bar-
Gcorge Sam:uel, Samuel Duncan, Fred Trim- bados, & Ambassador Milton Barall, to
inghua and Nicholas Dougan, arrive Mon.13;they will call on the
Hoanwhile extensive preparations are Governor and present their letters'to
being done to the Gardens' wicket, with the Premier,, enjoy reception at GHtour
a veto by DASA Sec. Hubert Joseph on the State leaving 14th. *Dr.Bcrtlyn
further matches before the day. Bosley, Regional Pub.Hoalth Adv.PAHO/
Ashley Roberts, Dominica's lianager, WHO, to study nutrition problems here
has booe having the boys under constant Mr. Gerald Hanson,lealth Physicist
practice sessions, but ground fielding from WHO 's Chile's office, here for 3
is still below standard duo to poor con- days to investigate radiology safety
edition. for training. Our batting is PMH.* Mr. C.S.Wood, Iiin. O.D. Educatica
snund, but Irving Shillingford has not Adv., here until lay 10.for talks. *
yet found his form but it is on the Off on Courses: Dr. E.I.WattyPatholo-
way. For openers we have the reliable gist PMH, to ITtherlands Physicians
Henry Elwin, but both Charles and Will- Seminar,Curacoa.* Sr. Clemence Pomber-
iams lose concentration rather early, ton of PMI & Nurse i1.Lundoll, Health
Charles attacking too soon and Williams Visitors to PA'iO Workshop on Insorvice
fishing at loose balls outside the off Antigua. I-r.A.A.Rorain, Prison Offi-
stump. cer, to Wakofiold Englatnd (Overseas
Our bowlers are formidable -,ith Kalob Prison Officers Cour e, 3 rths). *
Laurent spearheading with his ability Newformed APITSG COUNITL: Mr. J.Robin-
to pin down the best batsmen: J.C.J. is son,OBE, Porin.Soc. T. & I, was elected
coning into form while packers Phillips, President and.Mrs. Philip Griffin Soc/
Grayson Shillingford and Defoe arc all Treasurer. Comnnittoo members are-'Mr.
gaining their proper length and direct- Ed.Scobie .rsA..A'ar ,Bro.Estrada, Mrs.
ion and have at the same time 'put on Errol Harris & iMr. Francis Andre.
speed'. We have a fine chance to retain rJRIV~ l LESSONS
the championship provided we hold our Refresher in English, Arithmetic or
catches. French for Adults and backward stucbnts.
FOOTBALL: England Boat Spain 2-1 Coaching for Entrance Examinations.
England qualified 3-1 on aggregate to Please contact I.C., c/o STAR
meet Yugoslavia in Florence noet nonth 26, Dath Road.
in the semi-finals of the European Cup
Chau-jionship, by boating Spain in Hadrid .h e-o ..
The Co-operative C(it-rus crovwors
on Wd-noaday. A brilliant goal from in- The Ce rs
a Association of Do:-'inica Limited
sideIright. A-ancio gave Spain the lead
3 minutes after half-time, but England, 7YTICE
always dangerous in counter-attac, hit Applications are invited for the post
back 6 minutes later when ihrtin Peters of Cler-/Tr-pist Salary 11392-2200.
headed in from a corner. Ton minutes
front the end Norman Hunter, a last min- Applications are to be addressed to
ute selection for Geoff Iurst who had the Secretary-Iianager and reach him
to withdraw with a septic toe, scored not later than Oth June, 1968.
Enrgland's second goal.
Question and Answer Tiin 1/4 cretary- manager.
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DoEinica, at 26 Bath road, Ioseau, Doiminica, The .:ost Indies,