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Mrs. Jane Lowenthal,\
Librarian,
Research Institute fo
the Study of Man,
162 East 78 Street----,


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LIt3PARi
RESEARCH INSTITRTi.
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T :dl d al-- ?610 F.ditor: PHY1lLIS SHAND .ALLFR,.Y I IN
VoL VIII, No, 9 Satyrday, March 1, 1969 ".
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GUEST EDITORIAL ,_
From The Vincential St. Vincent ,& .


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It qh'ulld never bo forgotten that t'S r Atihur
Uwiai ia bis tigonyr'4tha E~ight ga've itt as his
qpiuici that Je prezfirL icadent Iunet all pags away
bf-(Grel e. new and meaning-fuO Federation can be es-
~bisbc. W the Loon referred t;o take np the
nzad pro,rciu Sir tirdtur wi-nug 7 We shail
ana~e!aflt )i ge i-IPII) iL~lr c.~ 8a1


I Can a d~


iN the wake of the convulsion caused both in
Montreal and these Islands by the behaviour of
West Indian students, Canada's Governor-General
Roland Michener has visited Jamaica, Barbados and
Trinidad. In Trinidad he received an official apology
for the damage done at a University. In Barbados, a
student handed Sir Roland a placard reading STOP
RACIALISM "; the Governor-General, accepting Ic,
replied: "i agree with you."
The A. G. (L. L Austin) is still in Montreal.
H. E. between Queens


'TYiwre :is cil ade in th.~ effoirs of niefl,
I'a rh, taken tOit the hoacd, leads vn it fortune
Never b4refP &d pr'olably nrveF agaln, will
opp ,)T,Ilnit.y o a !t Wscst lnditiu kader to
f. r V9f, +!N 9.Fo Pepph of -,bse 23 that9!,
:3 .N~ru.u y~ Qby reeaaof of


r o9 'b-P; t; ro e 1: i.af i t M C4- j ta r f)

1:p di!, i~i:r! .t27,ti LL hcarglea hinm and

l-a V ng rnitrreid the tidc, hi, career -theroafter
g.t tn~'';':~lr jii!A lb" t;i9.t ;;un jetaan of local
io It idr. nii allau e exit frou nPublic
i ~it 75 the vS: ,vhiie, h the Fiunken
Z7 a-it c9'91true t to 0 !..! ll Ve L 'rtunI of
Sceaa rbr' inlur piuple wbv, for !th A -o,;; part, are

'Whf_,ce do we a oo stand ? Is the task of' form-
Sa ia i-eR ti a re cdsahe possibiiity uotr
:-'3ilbP, : C? t iip~ely an 1 0 ly z n 0 T E.
c u t 1)t uh ai Tlg p.enjiers, arid bigh-stepping

An. v .1 k p!,,'2. t eeat ere rttiou -tt:rns destined to
'ive tI'oc:.h a pt~iod ua oi disillueInont, rustradtto

Is it ;duptsa n -P of the bzoskaup of the
',dcratiian 0,at. tm tabsnirdity whi1i goeu by the
M't1n6 of Ot 1,v M4eftblio of innullla" hads 0ome into
II Jnr. '? lji it ot a, result o4 the ict chat Jawraica
norv tiivotoaaw to withdraw frotx tb6 University of
the We1 4iirtli and to da)ly with participation in the
Rtgional Dcveiopnmerit T k while at th same
6irne, usi her, induwtriul trevgth. to fatteit onu
CAR!X\A n!*3, hI in.1 pro2-1it', ydaroy it ?
Jo it no" significant t. hat deopit'a the oaf-
y-iv~ ~rJf rtu 'wro 13.i c s the (zs;ridenrt uit of tfh8
Spoiidoael Jeaelira tca Weset fachaa ri ;ity, nu o rand ~fd
.~ -2ci i '3. sions were .trkoL2 at lim ,w~Ody CvI"
ac! -Ioabi of U Coufenea in ?ini-
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The Governor pays tribute to newly-crowned
Carnival Queen Rosemary Glraud and 1968's
ex-Queen Eva Bruney.
FOUR NEW CONSTITUENCIES?
W'e learn from an authoritative source that
"Government is planning 4 new seats for the next
General Election. In a State of 70,000 citizens,
more than half of these non-voters, we think this
move excessive at present. It would of course
enlarge representation and debate; but what of
the cost ? Unless --say the Ministers halve their
salaries! In any case it is a matter for a
Boundaries Commission --- so far unappolnted.
SIPA BUYS BARON'S ESTATE
It was revealed last week-end that Ex. C. M.
Franklyn A. Baron and his mother have sold 133-acre
Bell Hall, near Portsmouth, to SIPA for about $2m.
EC (down pay ment plus instalments).


land ThLle W.- I_, -










THE, WHIRLIGIG OF TIME by Androcles

One of the principal landowners in the area of the projected SIPA operation
has, it is reported, just concluded an agreement with the SIPA authorities for
the salq of his land. It is also reliably reported that the sale price is a
figure severalfold that originally-offered, for which, despite pressure from
Government, some landowners held out.
Readers may recall that this columnist at the time took a strong stand
.against the pressure to which Government was allegedly subjecting the land-
owners. My argument was that Government had no business interpolating itself
between the would-be buyers and the would-be sellers of the land until such
time as further negotiation proved useless. Actually, 'Government instead chose
quite early in the game to place at the disposal of the buyers its powers of
compulsory acquisition even before it was known whether the normal procedure of
haggling between buyer and seller would bring about mutual agreement on .price.
As a matter of fact, much of the correspondence which should have been carried
0W direct between SIPA and the Association of the landowners was instead con-
ducted between the landowners and the Attorney Genetal at a time when no
serious steps had yet been taken by the parties to enter into direct negotiation.
It was left to this columnist as Well. to point out that the landowners for
the greater part were natives of Dominica Whose interest should be protected
by a Government which claimed to represent the people of Dominica and that the
larger the amount which the landowners could ihally manage to get for their
land, the better for the capital situation of bDoinica. Who would have thought
that it should have been necessary to make such l poiht to the Government of a
country regarding its manifest duty to safeguard the interests of its citizens
vitf-a-vis a foreign concern? I even had to state that-the Government must not
be more solicitous that increased dollars for the purchase of the land should
stay in the pockets of American millionaires rather than come to Dominica
pockets. It is this attitude of the Government which has given rise to much
questioning in the minds of the more alert section of the population. As a
matter of fact, I am reasonably certain that it is only the hullabaloo which
followed the passage of the Seditious and Undesirable Publications Act in July
last which lifted the pressure upon the landowners by the Government.
Some of the small landowners of Portsmouth, taking their cue from the Govern-
ment's attitude, hastened to sell out at the original prices offered. If these
people are now in the cold, they should know whom they must blame since they
were silly enough to believe propaganda to the effect that those who were ob-
jecting to the Government's action in the matter were somehow opposing the
project or damaging national interests. *
In all this I am not finding the least fault with SIPA. Every buyer wishes
to obtain his goods for as little as possible in the same way as the seller
wishes to secure the maximum. This is the play of free market forces and this
is why the normal thing is to allow free play to the forces of the market until
agreement can be reached. What is difficult to understand is Government s atti-
tude of insinuating itself between buyer and seller before an impasse had been
reached an impasse which it is now clear at no time existed even judging
by the text of a Release which the SIVA authorities were gentlemanly enough to
issue some time ago.
What conclusions, indeed, does one draw from this conduct on the part of the
Government?
Firstly, that in matters of economic negotiation it behaves, to put it at
its most favourable, childishly. This is a point to which I shall return when,
at some future date, I discuss the financial arrangements that the Government
has found acceptable in its negotiations with expatriate concerns exploiting
our wasting natural assets. As it is, I stand in the greatest dread of loss of
national income and assets now that the negotiating calibre of the Government
that expatriates have to deal with is known.
(Continued on Page Four)


~HEi:iST~1~


Page Two


Satu~dav. March 1~ ~969







Satray Marc- 1,- 196 T1 TC aeho


SU E E N, orromonwealth & Foreign
Her Majost; has approved the Gold-
sriths design for the coronet to be
bestowed on the Prince of Wales at his-
investiture this year: fleur-do-lys &
a sur:ounting cross are included. **


BRITISH Foroign & Conr:onwealh nclder-
Secretary of State Rt.Hon.WrWn Whitlock
and party are ending a 3-day visit to
Doninioa, were entertained at G<.H.Friday,
Party includes! Messrs. Gorhan, Hunte,
Rochoford and Desnond Korr of' tho-Brit,/
Caribbean HQ, Fnank Cousins., T.U.C.,.
x-HPs, was -appointed Chairman of a new
British Govt.body to pronoto racial har-
tiony Conntmity Relations Comission.' *
Presi'dont Nixon lunched witih'tho Queeh,
spent the night at Chequors with the
British P.M. Harold Wilson (talking alone
for 85 minutes .no iontion of Anglo-
Freo16h-relations since since Ambassador
QO~ Lt ?aris disclosu'res last week which
nottled de Gaulle and the French Govt.);
thoii-l ion went on to W.BorliA, Rcne,
Paria rnire 'cordial talks', this tine
with do' Ga.lle. "A face for all seasons"
was- h-ow he got dubbed in England...*


DOMIT0 ICA: Hundreds of Dominicans got
nail missing since Oct.8 last (posted
surface front Britain) unearthed at
,last in Gti4deloupe and sent over by MV
t)elgro's, I.-n/Corir.unications Armour
apologisod to public for inconvenience.
* A five-nan teoa of Sociote d'Aide
Technique & de Co-operation cane to
Dorninica last weok,, held discussions
with Govt. Ministers and had a trip to
Northern district. This 12 n, F.Frc.
Company oists to design & implomonnt
dovolopmcit scheo.esLoregional or local,
* The Dornica Freedon Party fihalised
its draft airs & objects in preparat-
ion for the April Convention. Country-
'riado meetings nontinuo nYecawhile. *
.:r. itish -overnmont- -rant of $4,IB3O will
,,nablo a survey of 6"- ELilec of road be-
;-eon Salybia-.Castlo Brucoe The British
"),3volopnmnt Div. .nade a supplbohntary
Grant :? $31~,900 for coca~ntinuin. con-
Ai6ructio:-a of St Joseph by-pass. 'r
ToL.Shaw is off off on a-' international
,curso to Oxfcrd, BrE sels, Eonn and
(.1nova. (He i s Pernr.Suc Extorn.AffairA
* Dri. hn Royer's enlightening talk on
vcn.oroal:. disease was; inrediately follow-
.;d by 'that most popular calrpso,...
ibottor-got on top' Friday noon.
'E.soau Town Councij. hold ses:.ons two
:lys following: dispute botuo:on O.Green
[: Abraha.r s settled in favour ,if latter.
.n'r-in Sorhaindo resigned as Vice.Pros.
ci t.h1e JaycoesJon:zor ArorLr 'i,s back
~ ~ ~ ~ ~~?qr CC ^.i jyo"aIi'o nada<>


P O..S T----O--F -I C E
S T A M P S
T 0 U R !.


CO 1MME-I 101,ATIVE


NOTICE


S M


ISSUE


HELP IMINT ST. MAR~IS ACADEMY
By Patronising Hber
"TEN ?ETTS PER CHANCE"RAFFLE
1st Priz $200
2nd Prizm $100
3rd Prize .- $ 75 .
THE DRAWITUNG TAIES PLACE ON MPRCH 26th.

Now Available at Service Stations
Oil Filters,, .
Air Filter s,
Tyreo'Fan Belts,
Batteries (supplied with required
amount of Eloctrolyte FREE of charge),
Radiator Capsir Bla
L'Wiper Blades,
Car Mats and other Accessories.
Fi1 7 Insecticide -- including tho
famous Fl/- y -7TOOD1-OR KILLER for all
Furniture oe.
376-3/3 lop


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It is notified for general information
tha.t social Doninica Potago Stanps to
co~memorato TCO1RISIM will be released for
sale on Monday *10th March, 1969.
2. Th6 stamps, attractive in colours of
yellow bluo, 'roen, 'light bluish-rreoon,
pur;plo, brown, nauvo, greonish-bluoi rod
and black, 'will be in the donoinihations
of 1.0 cents, 24 cents and 48 cents with
two desiGns morning joint panoraai for
each value.
Each stamp boars portait of Her MajostT,
Elizabeth II in profile.c.
3. The 10 c6ihts stamp will feature oitrit
tree and native' costume with Scotts Sead
Bay in background., Tho 12 cents stamj,
Fort Young Hotel and Sissorou:. Parrot.
The 24 cenf stainp Native Costune and
Steel Band.' The 48"'entsstamp Undor-
water rconos.
4.- Ths stamps wi2l be withdrawn front
sale at no-on'on Saturday the 31st day
of IMIay, 1969.
I G.A. SEVERIN,
S. Ag. Permanent Secretaryy,
MIIffSTIRY OF COIUTJNICATIONS & WORE3
25/2/69 -
G.31 5T3 V~l. :
Y 0 U T H S E R B V ICES
Fairly well educated toen-age girl- seeks
livingCim doosstic job. Good home more
important "than pay.'*** Teen*-age boy
seolks part-tine wor 4 ga7deoning, nossagos.


Saturday, March ', .1969


THE STAR


Parge Throo






Page Four THE STAR Saturday, March 1, 1969

ANDROCLES (Continued from Page Two)
Secondly, that Government would respect more than it does the rights of
private property. It is well known that the principal landowners of the SIPA
area had intended going to Court-on the matter had Government carried out its
implied threat "to compulsorily acquire their lands in order to pass them on to
a commercial concern. The present Government's contempt for the rights of pri-
vate property is further seen in its legislation which permits it to take timber
off private lands without compensation, thus making such landowners double con-
tributors, as compared with non-land-owning citizens, to the cost of Government
road projects.
Thirdly, in this era of impending economic development, the important question
is whether we as a people can continue safely to be led by a Government evincing
so little competence in national economic matters;sso ever ready to part with
national assets on obviously nationally disadvantageous terms; so unrealistic
in its appraisal trends as not to know, as in the instant case, the value of
beach lands in the Caribbean contest.
Fourthly and finally, that because of Government interposition in the matter,
much time was lost in buyer and seller coming together and thus the project gets
off to a later start than otherwise would have been the case.
The nett and final result of this matter is that the. stage is now set for
Dominica landowners to be satisfied by the hew prices, Tr SIPA to get the
lands it requires and for everybody to be happy. This is how it should be and
*was foreseen by this columnist. The moral to be drawn is that since competence
in economic affairs is the Achilles heel of this Government, it should keep
,out of them as much as possible.


I could hardly believe my eyes when last week I read in another of our local
papers that objection was being taken from a certain quarter to a Dominica
calypso on the ground of its having too many patois words and phrases. I very
much hope that this information is incorrect, but in the event that it is
correct, I wish to say this: that any. Dominican who holds this view is being
a traitor to Dominica s history and to the memory of our ancestors. It is such
a tortuous mentality which makes possible a common front between two such un-
likely groupings as Androcles and the Editor of the "Herald" on the one hand
and.the Premier of Dominica on the other. Of those who hold the view reported
I say with Scott:
".............go, mark him well;

High though his titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch. ... .. ......... ........
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour d, and unsung."

MELVILLE HiALL AIRPORT A detailed. picture of the successful operation
and development of MTelville Hall Airport can be. ga.inedi by the statistics
given in its recent Annuale Report which are reproduced here for-, the
information of the Public,
Revenues (Granld Total) 72,865
Expenditures 41,560
Air traffic 7 _
Aircraft movements 784 5,202
Passengers
.et Down ., 951 15,017
Picked up 118920 15 125
Intrans it ...219 .2S _.9
STotal 41 784 58,711
& og~B (Kilo is approx,~ 2 Ibs, 9
l Down .t2,5, 1 ,56 kllo s(7 o 9 2 .
Picked up T 46t4c s.iS
Total 471,202 kilos 811,119 kilo;







Saturday, Marcih lst, l_,-
E HtIGHLIGiHTS UPF


&bovfe radir.ftnt Joan Wi .iiams (lsti ruUnno
up" thLIe Quoon coGntest) emerges from hi
psjychedJlic fantasia; right: Judith Gar-
rawsi -th-,,l', u.:pi aced, ch~rZ'med spectat-
ors in t omini a decor coampl].te
with suvn, iwi s erfl3as, ggal eon, I**d0
colonial buildings and tri-coloured
haIt. ,: Lo .denote blended raceos.elow:
f-cPa':,;i.. ." ti c er F;s in an a1dvertis
Float *they lasitear roamed ia" unoss/a!.


T~i~~1A ?ae. riv


Sounds Fantastic

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But It's True!


T 4he
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AIRTIGHTT PTROL LIuHTER

which works on ordinary Lighter Fuel
obtainable everywhere, will operate up to
six weeks on a single filling.

SOLIOLY BUIIT AND CHROME FINISHED
AT $4,00 AND $5S00
The BROTHER-LITE gives the advantages of
gas-operated lighters at less than half .the cost.
The Dominica Dispensary
DISTRIBUTORS


page Five


- THE STAR








1N~g Iru otr~yM c i I~


A THi(GT-TROVOG 0J


(wortthy of study by choose interested
ina both loal & international. poi.itica)


NEVV STAThSMAN


R Ihe Day TelegraPhN


CARIBBEAN
1! 1, f 1) 1"h~


The Laboutr 'Af t; annual colrfrence caln
Sbe relied, on for some lgkwing accounts of
whatt has gone right since th, party took
ioiicf This year, there is also a modest
explanation of what tas gone wrong.
Simnpe optiirm, it seems, accounts for
n~jot f te se.tvback~s. The problems were
{corrcc"iy idontilied, the fo-iltiotns correctly
outlined. B3ut the problems were I-,;. r..
taIn the stoun'J&s slower, than anyone had
imniined,. The white heat of tedinology
:hasg ev.indv.ii to a iilow flame. But it wdil
istili cook a nourishing sociahit meal if
we wait for it.


'Thre arie crtain inconesistendes tn this
lacCount, It does not explain, foi example,
the change of course over expansion,
devaluation or foreign poipy. But there is
S- I'lso another explanation going the rdtads.
Sarglled with some force by some intelligent
*polremicists; and that is that the party has
atimdcln-t d tht working class. Bismarck, in
ja imutch-quoted p:it i. saif that th.
British political system wv rked by oppo-
isites; the radical party passed the c.'ncr-
'vative measures, and vice v'ersc,. Ii- the !ast
Itwo' decades, one British party has used
power to preadc riiinal soAvnV.y itrhls-.
trial liciency and wagi. restraint- the other
has pursued consumer booms at the
exp.icse of all tbrce. A schoolboy icarning
.3Britii:h history in i() yelra" tunle might
Sbe f ...i i., a for thihinig that the first would
be the party of managecimeit and the
secondd the I arty of labour. As we all Jno.w.
itNe would be wrong.

BtI the link between the Labair Party
and the v ,o.l.i: class was never a ii''..
forward one-for-o!le correlatikn. 'ITh
B3rjiis.h working clah. has, by Europcane
st andards, many pcc ilKiritics: nIt least, a
tl-ird of its meinn:rs vote Conservative.
T"hbt annual conference is perhaps a good
time for middle-class iIinisters to beI
reminded whose interests they are Msp-
po;sed to represent. But it i' also a good
time fo? left-wing militants to be renhi.det !
what sort of a class coalition the Labou
SParty is. The unions' voles may be over
Swhclmingly ag ainst the prices and inconmen
'policy; the conriittucnec parties' areas not
a-i .;


And if dte British worrkiu class is to link
Sdefe'nce of its own miatcrial interest with
national political action, it needs the party
as much as the party needs it,




It A. not impossible for a tlade waion
Cmovemlent to concenirate solely on it..
merobert' < i'. r.: It happens in the United
iStates. But it is a less political, not a more
Political, tiurse of action, Ils -11 ... in ij his
counruy would be to hatrd r' r the central
administration, for an indrjiemile period, to
the triumphant Right.
:The l.abour Party, then. has never beni:
;an. wn h'i.'ii wor';.ig-ci,; par'y, a'd
lone cannot write off its prescrun tenure *:if
power simply by .' i.i. t'-I. ; hi:, that it is
AfaiiHlg to advance Lth inrmnl i;t interestr
of the v .,Lin L dcla-ss. Nor should ,ionC
acceptt tiec argum.!ent -- noit unknolni,; at
Whintslerial lvd that bec;ime the working
ch!s is bearitng suth an economic burder-
i. should be givert various p sip:,c-d sops -
iusutaiy dia;icalic ones.


O(n At! adter hard, one cannot bind rp
'1 wounds: either with soothing piri'cs
i'dhe party of hirmani righti) or itilh.
ntlit fl! fCervtur. Theo conservativeve r'.y
haNs consistently chlai-ned that where La ril r
'-pr'ieslints a greedy s.c:Uin', it s.tad. fto
ithe naIlion, at wvvho;e. Where di the .'ets
and Webib eart'i thicr ialt n4iatmm.i? Olne
I U-iiut rlmeliitor imay havc been the Prinm
; Min sitecrhiunnsef., m l.isweeconnoroc rpAtiiual-
ismit has n've;r wavered. li a rne'w (,'i o:;Sasic'in
\with cx poyis r'mpl,.tes the old olbsession
with saorling, we shait have gamicd liktle:
neidicr. in theis.i.:i's, will hclp the p.oor,
m rit this coutitry 01 othels. Inter';ilioiinalism ,
ilik ir iike il 0the redistibh -
Siflon of V, ,J.- is 'not a tluxury to be set
S las'id u'1il ii w c ,i aTiuord ii. l iv,. .:i
Mrit!r'cii, flun.damitaellisnm an!d chau iniit
o ,Opportiuluii'an there is, lc-.;i;',U teley, a hibroad
1 'stretch of territory. But this go veynmoni's
r claim on it is not yet secturo. To setl te i
S will need rymOniq hard ', 1 0.' as well an a
S;hard slh.i, Appeais to lt,.itdiioinl .ulidtari, y
1o ionlger apply -- t:Uir w'y.
4--j' ei.4 4{T i^L--f^- ^ a-'^.4 '5 '^!^'' 4 ^ 1'Y.'il^, s me'


Government, Party and Class


SSL'~ KITISt
VT'IiE it~iu~nl:iE~
SCaibhaan island &f Ar-
Sguilla that it is to declare
itself an lndeperndlnt republic
ijs being regarded by the For-
jeign and Commonwealth Office
jas "purely ncademic.l As far
as Whiteball is coilcorned, the
:20-month-old rebelUlon of the
'6,000 islanders against the
Associated State of St. Kitts-
,Nevis-Anguifla is an irii-rJri.:
pinprick, something k0ss thaan
ia storm In a teaspoon.
I)issaiisfactlon about rule from
St. Kitts, 70 miler, away. is. t'adi-
tional in Anguilla. -it las beoer
heightened in tbe past few years
by peisonal dislike of Mr. Robut
Bradahaw. Prime Miniustor of the,
Associated State.
Anguilla hazs no adezouate etvink-
!ing wat:r, I9 electricity. nio
* pheTms,% dlit tracks instead of
p~ads andt f( r- C~
icrowde-d schaois. Once fierc-ely
loyal to Britair, under whose rule
ithtry have heoc si nce 1650, the
!the then Ccr-inkr.' 1:era-
Sitoo" office A.1helr- it wvs decided
to graut 1-riar r-wers to
coloy of qUl I '~..I
and change it to an Assoriated
Sfatte.
Therl have brtca twi'ro abrtiVe
.confreney i t West mints,
ione in London and m Year-long
interim -picrriod during whicim
A AYgi ula received WrEish Wid
directt from Ohe Nflinimsry of Cvr-
seus Develnpmernt's oihce in Bar-
bados. WhenLl tha "
9 ericitt expin last mInth,
Amiriz' cut od ail aWi anid mith-
drew Mr. A. C. Wv Le&, a senior
civil serv;ant wio had spealt a year
in the island as a link bttwcen
Angil1a, Briliun and St. Kitts.
Th I..- -z iu mamnucldiateah re-
affirmed their "'.mdqnde lenee
from St. Kit-t;' and issuel a srceci-'
Sally ovqrpn'wed set qf posage
.riarmpt. ?11i. p3raisssat imp."sed
econonhiec smrtucnWOs,
mIm' !tin .i .- in anger,
it sees -rli'e th f r. vt 11. Wa~ now
iconc ue(3.' r 1ain s aoa'n-
done' thcn n ifeel OtAoi thEy
Thacr =wawtuuis.' CiAls W it a prmw-
AMett'm and veiCe-T)I wStdiremt, ,n 1 -mOma
I-egisiature, a EB~ of Rigats, p111.vi-
stotns pr e:fltiDl5 ctri:..tl uor; tt'ii
uan rion em itO a'd a
di,.estakwhing te A urcis A
Tiie i0-i-?j.r 's j:?CP-ddi r
Sable -evcnue IDen the siajt cJ
VOsxaa' anticl, a c0Itjnmen_2Zo'a-
Itiv I- !
'export ollxsur., 1,,VQtock alld
Mr"u'oti sWt. INla-i cf
tE;~rd"velOPCetb-a 3iches oldhz a
touristt pol ttisltl and 0Je)( u M5i
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Pa~ge Six







$aturd)ay ,,rch 1, 1969 THE STAR age evevA'
READERS VIEWS As time goes on, the break up-of
Dear ito: the Federation seems the most
How Jeeps Got Their Name. unfortunate thing which ever
'El Virado' in the Saturday, happened to these islands.
February 22, 1969 issue of 'The GRENADA READER.
Star' has an interesting version of Mad
how the 'Jeep' got its narie. A e Ro idam Canad
more likely one is contained in a I wonder how this riot in the
book of reminisces by the wife of ontr il t
General George C. Marshall of WorldUniversity in wontreal wallet affe t
War II fame She recalls th.t W*I students, who went to go to.
shortly before her husrcallst Canada? Some Canadians do not agree
husband with the money being spent on these
appointment as Commanding General islands and say they see no reason
of the United States Army th
Wyllis Company demonstrated a small headahey should take on gland).so
feaour-aheele (meaning these islands)so
four-wheel rive vehicle per-this unfortunate affair may not do
sonnel transportation across rough these islands any go a ,
territory. Shortly before that Donte you think tht when Students
time Al Capp introduced an engaging
mall a into hi comi strip, are being allowed into a country to
small animal into his comic strip,
'Lil Abner', called a jeep. As get their education, they should. be
these small personnel carriers very careful and not do things tp
brougthese small pervisonnel carriers ereoffend that country? I wonder if they
brought into service their resem-
blance to this creature immediatelythink that other countries will allow,
ea them the nickname 'Jeeps' and put up with what poor old Engla d
r th the GI. does?- Let them, try living in Russida
with th China, India or even other .u'eans,
As a member of the local firm China, nd.ia or even other w
whch has the 'nanRove' a y r c countries and they will soon find out
cam alwas dthe 'htd to hear that they cannot do and behave as they do
am always delighted to her that Eng d I spea under cor ton
vehicle called a '"Jeep'. As t iA in England. I speak under correction
vehicle called a Jeep s but I do not believe that France. wi3tl
Americ=n now resident in Dominica Ibut I do not believe that Frace-will,
also doubt that the Wyllis Company allow people from the French West
Indies to destroy or misbehave in
has mry right to the sole use of that country.
that name or that they would be that country
other than flattered at the Whe~n it comes to this eternal
question of race which is used as any
comparison.
SSincerely yours excuse for creating trouble, there
SMITH AND COMPANY LIMITED, again England is the most tolerant
A.R.M. Smith. of any country even .now. idiand
S... S hate Africans and viae versa and
Deer Editor, some West Indians anT Africans ao
GRENADA PREPARES FOR ETPO not like each other but they all, go
There is a great deal of activityto England. and expect her to open
around here at the moment to get theher arms and Welcome them in., Have
sit e for Expo '69 ready by April. they ever tried doing it in France,
5th.a A good many people think that Italy of any other country? Oh, Yes
it would hate been a great deal you. will say she. is their mother,
better to have it in '70 instead. 6 head of a Conmnnwealth which only
the terrible rush for '69 but may ibekickd and slanders her and asks for'
CAJLIFTA is rather weak and it needs money from her Some day e h will
something to give ,it a shot in the probably ,Zake it off'. fact maybe
ar .. It should be quite good and she will be obliged to'do so if she
pr ve a success, enters the. E.C.M.
I am glad we are still to have STNDI
Th$ Development Bank whether our big rST INDIAN
sister Jamaica joins it or not, Sut AID TO ANTI Te Brt i s
infst'-it would be best if the West UKeeeID TO ADNTIGUAv The British
Birdies could get on without her, as Development Division stsited that
r.dies could get on without her, as between 1966 and 1968 Britain hms
sl.e seems to just want to break up given Ant1966 an 1968 Britain hai
sa.y kind of union they try to given niuanearly million, in
create. She really looks towards four grants, to assist towards
.S.A. and thinks of the W.I. as solving the island's water problems.
s >me poor relations at her backdoor. *









Short Story .RIVER STREET CORNER by Collins P. O'Neill

I walked down Queen Mary Street casually with both hands in my pockets. It
was long-after 2 p.m. and I was searching wildly for some place to sit comfort-
&bly and have a good lunch. I checked the menu list at two restaurants before
iltcabled on what I was. really looking for at the KnIckerbocker a good cow-
eel 'soup.
I sat .at a table in a corner, looked around and noticed that several others
were still there lunching, then suddenly a. witress strode over and greeted me
and at the same time offered me her services. "I should like to help you,"
she said very accomrmodatingly. At first I Edidn't understand her, since I was
not usually used to this sort of welcome.
I replied, "Help me?"
'-e have some very dainty dishes. Have you yet checked the. list?"
"Oh yes," I assented, "let it be no. 4, cowheel soup, please; three, sliced
sandwich loaves, some tomatoes and a good washdown."
"Excuse me, sir,t". said the waitress, "I'm sorry we don't have the last
thing you asked for."
"You have no beers?"
"Yes sir."
"Exactly,". I told her, "that's what I mean by washdown."
It took me no time at all to consume everything, but just as I paid my bill
and was leaving the table a slim, dark girl entered and actually pushed me
back in my chair, .said nervously, "Hello Dave, what's the hurry?"
'She tried to sit on my lap butiI prevented her. Who the hell ever she was,
it seemed she. had mistaken me for some person named Dave. Candidly, she was
so thjn that whatever she sat on I dare not say. Anyway, I assured her gloom-
ily that she had met the wrong man and that I was not Dave. She said she wa.s
looking for nobody special and finally decided to join me at the table, said,
"Maybe you can give me a beer." I had no objection. She was so jittery I
realized she was in some trouble. I pressed the buzzer on the table and my
waitress returned. "Two beers, please," I demanded. The little one carelesslyr
dragged a chair across and sat before me.
"Mister," she said, "don't look round; there are two men outside. They
have been following me for the past hour."
The beer that was in my mouth got blocked up in my throat but I managed to
keep it in my mouth until it seeped slowly down the passage. And it was the
first time in my life that trouble had come to meet me right in my chair.
"D, you know them?" I .was trying to be cautious since it is publicly know.
.that Women can tell the whitest.lies, especially when in trouble. "How you
knew you were being followed?"
She was still'sipping her beer when she explained feverishly, "I been to
Astaphans' fcr a pair of shoes. Immediately I paid for it I looked around
and noticed both men standing a little way off me, glancing at me every now
and again. I left the check-out and walked away without looking back. By the
time I reached the traffic light at the corner and looked over my shoulder, I
noticed they were still shadowing me. I became now more suspicious and stopped
a round-the-town taxi in order to bluff them.. I had the driver put me down a
River Street corner, and I hurried up the street. Then I saw the same aen
alight (also from a round-the-town taxi) and hasten to see. where I was going.'
"I got the picture," I told her; "And now you feel that there's going to
be some mysterious development?"
"I know Mister," she continued, "that they want to kill nre,
"My calculation, ma'am," I suggested, "is that if not both, one of these
men knows you, anc there must-be a motive behind all this." The exprs-ion on
her face was one I'was not too sure of, but she finally saic: "They might know
me but I'don't know either of them."
Though I have never been used to trusting women, I allowed 1 er to cherist. the
idea that I swallowed her bait. I was truly convinced, though, that she was
really being followed, butIcould not give her a direct brain-rack on the sub-


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Saturday, March 1st, 1969


ject of their wanting to kill her. One thing that baffled me a bit was the
way she addressed me when she entered. "You called me Dave," I reminded her.
"Why? "
The young woman smiled courageously, said, "I knew the men were tailing me,
so I had to impress them that I came here to meet someone in particular. So
by approaching you and calling you Dave and by drinks ag with you they'll know
I'm in a convoy."
I smiled furtively and told her she was nothing different from a first-class
swashbuckler, "My name's Aloysious." I did not bother to extend my hand for-
the introduction since that certainly would have upset everything so long as
the men were still around.
"I'm Citoleen," she said in a cryptic voice, then asked anxiously, "So what
are you going to do?"
I shrugged, said, "I intend to help you but I don't yet know how. But mean-
while let's lie low."
After we had finished off the beers I said to her sternly, "You'll do ex-
actly as I say and if you backfire you're going to get a nasty heart attack!
Now, I'll walk over to the bar counter to clear up my bill, but immediately.I
leave my chair, walk towards the door a- if you were leaving. Don't be afraid
- I'm not much of a fighter but I have with me a needle pistol which can be
most interesting," I notified hermodostly.
Citoleen whispered, "A needle pistol. I honestly resent killing."
Whatever had been her reason, I did not like the way she said this. For
just as she expressed her resentment she gazed sort of thoughtfully at the
floor; I asked "Do you prefer..that they kill you?"
"If they had to kill me they wouldn't do it here in public."
"They can kidnap youp take you to some remote place and there's the answer.
But as a precautionary measure ........." Before I could conclude my plans
one of the men sauntered in. He was slim and tall and wore black trousers and
shirt and had on a black hat and a pair of dark shades, He sat at a table
about' two or three feet away with his back to me. And whatever it cost we in-
evitably had to make a break somehow.
The strangers had wrecked our plans a bit, but nevertheless I again pressed
;he buzzer and the waitress returned with a ticket for the two beers I ordered,
Said it up and then spoke loud enough so that the intruder behind my back
\'uld hear. "My wife, incidentally, would like to have some lunch but prefers
io be private. Could she occupy one of the private rooms?" I had tured to
vatch the man behind.
"With much pleasure, sir," the waitress said. She looked at Citoleen, said,
"Dome, please follow me," and they head for a private room some yards away.
T.ie stranger, when I had styled Citoleen as my wife, had kept his eyes half
,.'.osed, but smiled. I pretended to ignore him and began pulling on my cigar-
cite and puffing the smoke out like any train chimney.
"First," the intruder said, "It was your very precious wife now it is you.
H, was a:mnoyed because of the heaps of smoke that engulfed his face. He took
ou0 his handkerchief and wiped his eyes then said, "I would put out that cig-
astte if I were you, mister."
I continued to ignore him and walked over into the private room where Cit-
cLen was. Just as I sat down opposite to her, the intruder pulled back the
rn)m's curtain. Seeing him, I yelled "Get the hell outj" He kept on pulling
b ik the curtain with his left hand. QuicKly I moved in with my right shoe tip
pcI nted ju~ s below his mid-section. No sound came from his lips but I saw his
hall ouiveri then ooze to his hip pocket. But before he could pull the trigger
his hands clumped downwards and he fell behind the curtain. One needle only
fr'on my pistol was sufficient.
Quickly grabbed his pistol and told Citoleen to fetch the restaurant man-
i'err with '-he saying that a man had fainted. The victim was unconscious
whe:i the mars ger arrived with a phial of smelling salts.
(For the conclusion of this tense
tale, read THE STAR next week!)


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T Te S A R Satuday, March 1. 1969


pPortsmouth









.c. paradiffoe.



,;ne a Portsmoutih surrouided by jungle,
wrcee the roads out (If'toivr are truecis-owitd


;:akC's lurk in the trcIes.
'"ihis is Psrmoiiuth', West
Indian "twin," a small t.ovi,-
ohip on the Isiand of Domin-
ica one of ihe Lee\ward
i sl-ands.
The Lord May,. Cr'on, '. F.A.
J,. l;nery-WValiis hi.eard about the
tropical paradise today fr;mn
bi arded itali;n vachtsriant Erik
-'aI'coli (27), wvlo alaiNs to s.'il
;'ror PoA-tsmouth Iliarbour to
IDominica afterr this month.
Mir. Pasco!i, .1wo ias lbouight
the Em,;sv th --. built lolkbo:it,
Rondetto, flor the ,o.ytgc, called
on the ILrd Maiyoi to receive a
Icte of i-.. :i6 to the (,ihir-
Iman of '.1 Toiwii o.!'n-
c' in Dominici, Mr. (. J.
Maginrte,
SThis is the second time Coun.
,c'iery-Wailis has written to
ijr. "- i, his y air of iofltce.
The ., as last year when
facsimile crpie!s f Portsmowh .
historic : cla'rtcrs w ire v senti to

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nailnes.'lae town is hrotf)Ugl
world.
Soen of an Italian frthe
a Dani.ish tol her, Fri r
make:- a modest living
)ominica as a grcenc
making delivecrl:i; ii his
yawl Oikhale.
"RPf.as jist don'l exist
island," ie told ithe --tr
"Ile Only way t; (Iave
boat, ;iing fhe shelterert v.
shorte"
Another link rmentionid, I
ILord Mayo.r hm ij ,t-'r 'A
tw,.en nermbeis of lI')i
Women's tns jt Ue aind
Wori-en's Ini'.titute on the
And, of course, a sn;
greengrocer led to .t i
Rose. wviosit voyage thie 1
Mayof recalt.od.
"The Ladv Ma'or(-s:;
will be at the Harbour to
off win you *;ai," ihI
Mayor promised Mr. Pa.











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to the L~-rd Mayor. EVFNING I


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ASSOCIATED STATE OF DOMINICA
TTITLI BY RtfGIST[ATMON ACT'.
Schedule of APppucztion fir Certificate of Titi and Notings
chereon and Caveacs for week ending 22rid day of FA r-jiaru, 191*9
ed reNature of request wheth-
er a Certificate of Title of
t tinj t04*reon or Caveat.
Request J)ated James WVright Requtest for tho ijsue of is
3rd ki; U of F af. Fir'! 't titifica of Tille it.
1'iiq9, by hi- bcizitt 01h' ul aot iolt Q1 and
I'rccibL tie 19hiii at ig ll
c4 A' Feb. 1969, Ctl:,mt A-1,1. Dupigny Ihe P arsit of St. Ailtow,
at 2.lo p )n. in the As lociaicd State
of' F .:mlnica Ci. o~ntaiit g
279' ,tutos aid bawdced
On t h. North by i proposocf Public Ri. aj, On tho Eat by Fixlan
of joncs TrclcnmrtcqLc: On the South by Toutanian Gutter
s,:~ ir it from Londond ,rr y rF-ate; On the VWast by lands
of Vyrot VaYi~ond tind Atdur At -obin

Regirtra--'s Offic, Mon2 Rigsby James, .
Roseaiu Doninicra, 1968. Registr ar of Titles,

NOfi F: An r ct,, ti -ho d&jsires to objacL to [he issuing o0' a
Certflickrt ou ctlik on th, abje applicarion may3 enter a Ca eax
iW, Utl 3DUVtL OMac, Wl\vitn SIX wec-ks fti ttu dM! t of thre I Vi,
apituaravice ut this JivtuciO iM thi, S AR New p.-.pejr pubtAfhed
in tlijs State uC fwt(it t0e date when the iot ice prescrl xri by
law wai last survsd on any owner or occupier of adio r0ng
land In resiiect of yhich thte pitcaaion Is made.


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ON THE LIGHTER SIDE OF THINGS... Very Short Story
by Rommel, THE WOMAN AND HER SON
by Marcella Augustine of Delices
It is a good thing to be able to
dance but it is enjoyable, all the There was once ain old woman who
same, to be treated to a fine dis- had only one son and hisname was
play of dancing performances by the Peter. She used to try her best to
people who can do it. Ladies and send him to school every day btt he
gentlemen, I present from The St. would never go. Before it was 12.15,
Alphonsus Youth Group the fabulous p.m. he used to reach home and would
'Pro'... "Profess",... say "Good Afternoon Ma, Ma, weh my
"'Professionals"' if you can allow food?" And as soon as he uttered
me the use of six inverted commas these words she would hurry on to
around that great name jubt for once get his meals ready for him.
Led by the professor himself, Dr. One day the old woman told him "But
John Royer, The Professionals have Peter every day you wan' to tell me
performed to audiences at StJoseph, you go to school and I try my best
Salisbury, Vieille Case, Marigot, to give you nice food, but not one
and La Plaine, e Everywhere the day you will tell me Ma that is what
troupe went the audience welcomed I learn. Come my dear son and tellL
them warmly. At Vieille Case, St. me what you learn."
Joseph, and La Plaine it was more He began like this: "Ma you don'
than just warm... the temperature know what you saying there, if ia for
certainly did rise above the warm me to tell you what I learn today it
boundary as the audiences there will take me ten days... I learn
clapped and whistled as storm after French, Algebra, Lorgariths, Tri-
storm of Professionalmania caught gonometry and Science. Ma, if is for
their eyes and hearts, me to tell you what all is, you going
I tell ya, all you've got to do to buy a car for me to go to school
is see tem once and you'll love 'em tomorrow.
as long as they exist. Maybe you'd "First of all Ma I can count in
like to know the whole. troupe. French, un, deux, trois, quatre. X
Ladies and gentlemen, I present Liz can speak in Algebra 4 by q is -4ql
Durand, Liz Cuffy, Esther Shilling- I can sing in Lorgariths for minus
ford, Audrey Destouche, and Cornelia 2 and minus bar :L is bar I minus 1.
Prosper the female complement. And Ma, tomorrow I will tell you the
Continuing, I wish to introduce to' rest.
you Mc Donald Thomas, Hubert 'The' The next day the woman and her scm
Twister' Jno Baptiste, Frank 'Tall were going to the Market.. She met a
boy' Cuffy, Leon 'The Skull Man' friend of hers and told her "Madame,
Nibbs, and the psychedelic, uptight. Ou compwan Pe-pet-mois a 1'6cole
virtuoso in Alexander Charles. pou' change. 1 algebra-la Pe-Pet,
.,fHello there, Whazzat?6? A new come and sing in Algebra for usZ"
oncec. Yeah, a nu dence. Calling He begins; "'4 by q is 4gJ'- and so
all Dominicans, other Windward on.
Islanders, The Leewards, Jamaica, So ftom that time the woman is
Trinidad, and the rest of the globe continually boasting of her son's
...it's something of value The education. If ever you would tell
Afro Dance created by Dr. Royer and her she must not say these things of
The Prefessionals:. When the troupe: her son, she would surely insult
first danced tho Afro they were in you, thinking that she knows better.
the village of a Plaine on Dominica's There is a saying which goes:
east coast. Starting off with a Where ignorance is bliss, tis folly
birds-in-flight action, the cream- to be wise' and it'a quite true,
wigged, Afro-sh:.rted Professionals Peter is in bliss but he never goes
moved smoothly -;hirough the various to school. Hi5 mother lives in
parts of the da.zce. It entailed bliss, because she is a fool.
among other gyrations, head-bobbing, rofssi. ru .- .. .. ....the
side bowin,- Tr-n .feffli7pp- *m,. *p ('professionals must. give the STAR doarana;
side-bowing, ajrla-flailing, and some of t he to-aprint. hge a ro a
hopping, Say, ;rou must be longing tdManca i0 fast ca ypso aea and so
see 'em Profes._onaL s. W oan only hopeoao 0 u0t or u Pofssionals S
that this now dcnce will abroad to .. they are cooing your way sono tino soon,
thec noighbourine, islands via .ny column m
fanob who live ot01; of Dor inica -- but thei (Roi:muel signs off on Page 14)







Pago Twelve THE STAR Syturdal March 1, 1969

CENTRAL WATER AUTHORITY
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for non-pensioiiable
posts with The Central Water Authority, particulars of which are as follows:-
1* Post: Accountant:
Tarrs: On contract for three years'in the first instance.
Salary-Scale: $4524 x 180 $5064 x 216 $5280 x 240 o 5760;
Duties: Responsible to Chief Engineer for accounting, costing, statistics,
records, billing, paying, receiving, purchasing, preparation and
administering of budget and formulation of rate structure.
Qualifications: The applicant must have practical experience in office
accounting and possess the A.C.C.A. at Internediate level or
similar qualification.
Appointment: Subject to the approval of the Minlstor in accordance with
Section 8 (2) The Central Water Authority Act 1o..33/1967.
2. Post: Accounts Clerk: ,
3. Post: Clerical Officer:)'-
Salary Scale: $139273153- x 84 $1872 x 96 $2160/2280 x 120 $2760 x 144
$3624,
Duties Accounts Clerk: Responsibility to The Accountant for Costing, Billing
and physical keeping of the accounts.
Duties Clerical Officer: Responsibility to The Accountant for processing of
paysheots, payin,j collactian of rates and records.
Qualifications: At least five G.C.E, ordinary level subjects including-
mathenatics.
4. Post: Clerk Typist/Stenographer.
Salary-Scale: $1392/1536 x 8 $1872 x 96 $2160 x 120 $2760 x 144 $319-
Duties: Typing, recording -iinutes,.filing, etc.
Qualifications: At least two GC.E. ordinary level subjects including English
language.
Applicants should state typing and shorthand speed.
5. Post: Draughtsnan Trainee: )
6. Post: Rnginooring Surveyor Trainee: )
Salary-Scale: $975 x 75 $1125.
Duties. In service training and assisting the Enginoer with draughting,
surveying and investigations.
Qualifications: At least four ordinary level GCE subjects including nathom-
atics and English language.
7. Post: Storc/TiTiIokecp e:T:
Salary -Scale: $1200 x 60 ;.1620 x 84 $2208.
Duties: Al1 responsibilities connected with store and tineo:ccping.
Qualifications: Three G.C.E. ol-dinary level subjects or previous experience
with store and tineokcping records.

LAVE: For all posts, in accordance with General Orders -or local regulations
for posts of similar lovel.
PROBATION: Three months for all posts.
LUARTERS: Quarters are not provided.
GEiERAJL: Starting salaries above the miniinun for all posts will be related
to the individual's experience, qualifications and potential..
Applications in writing, stating" age, full particulars of qualifications
and experience in present and previous appointnonts, together with copies
of two recent testimonials should be forwarded to:
The Chief Engino6r, Contral Water Authority,
22 Bath Road, ROSEAU,
and tiust arrive not later than 15th March, 1969.
All applications wiill be treated in strict conference.:
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Article:' .. MENTAL PATIENTS and violent or hopeless:, The house
by Sonia Dechausay in which the patients are should not
be veritably a penitentiary. It
It has just occurred to me to should be. happy and hygienic and the
write this when I passed on a road patients should be trained by Therapy.
some boys and girls (both small and As they are trained, love ani affec-
big) laughing and throwing sticks action are accepted. With this warmth of
an old woman who is said to be crazythe people, they greatly recuperate.
Parents as well as children should Thus people who are mentally ill
read this article and prevent othershould never be scorned or ignored,
from doing such harm, but they should be helped in aill pos--
it was usual in the old days in sible ways, so that they can once
Dominica and elsewhere to treat peo-again take their rightful place in
pie who were mentally ill] with society and live as useful and decent
scorns. The people did not realize citizen's
that the.e sick people could be Calypso CONDITION OF ROSEAU -
cured. They felt that as soon as a by Marshall Lawrence
person was mentally ill he should be I
eschewed. Government do something; (Twice)
In, the olden days also, the men- Is we the people of this country
tally ill were looked upon as wit- suffering;
ches, and were punished very often The hospital is inadequate;
by death. The lunatics' were so This I would appreciate:
called because the moon was thought For there is no surprise to the
to be a causative factor and suff- 'lMnisters;
.erers were objects of derision and That Hong-Kong and Denghe are our
fear, very often driven out of one masters;
community to another. Chorus:-
In the city of Valencia in Spain So I say it's a shame;
the first hospital for the treatment But who shall we blame.?
of the mentally ill was opened. It Roseau stinking again;
was founded by Martin the Hmnane, Is the Government to blgene'
King of Aragon, in 1410i In the Eng-I know nothing can be done;
lish-speaking world, the first We are lost. and gone;
institution for the care of the men- We are tired of complaining;
tally ill was the priory of St. Mary The Government doing nothing.
of Bethlehem in London. It was Ii
founded in 1247, but apparently the Visitors, tourists and travellers
first use: of it as o asylTum for men-All mutt remember
tal patients was in 1357? There the This place' is in a mess
interest was not so much in the I'm sure that they will guess
treatment of the patients as in the The bleamn lies with the Government
confinement of persons who were For Roseau is a high-class pigment.
considered nuisances and menaces to Chorus:-
society. The inmates' treatmrMat was So i say it's .
cruel and brutal: chained to the Ili


walli were they, and there was no
attempt at cleanliness or heating,.
and the public was admitted for a.
fee, as if on a visit to the Zaoo.
Mental patients are usually people
.-:, are neglected These people feel
that they are ignored from the very
st.ar-t of life. Maybe the patients
are not getting much attention The
remarks -hich are cast upon the men-
tally ill are very dangerous-likewise
the teasing and jeering.
To be mentally ill is certainly not
a crime, and the people should on no
account be looked down upon or
neglected. By being neglected the
patients .increasingly become worse


Meetings are always being held
Members always kicking hell
They are! always all about. .
But nothing never carried out
What's the use, what's the use
The Government papers are abuse.
Chorus:-
So I say it's a shame...
(Second prizewjjier in th Juniqi o
C0a3v o contest)
RECENT SAYINGS.:."Life. itself is always
richer than law'..Life is ahead of laws"
- Cardinal Archbishop. Suenens,Brussels,
" "It is necessary to change the Party
rather than the peeo6e" ALenssx.e
Dubcek of the Czech Communis Party.


Sn~tmr(9Pv_ A ~qrnh ist.1969


73nrra rRhiylfpp~


THE RTATR







Pago Fourteen


THE STAR


GERMAN GIFT
Messrs. Volkswagen Interamericana,
principals of J. Astaphan & CoLtd.,
have recently donated $405.92, the
equivalent of 800 German marks, for
use by the Ministry of Education and
Health.
The Minister has expressed his
gratitude and appreciation. The
gift will go towards helping the
deaf and dumb children of the State.

RECIPROCITY BETfWEEN TRAINED
DOCTORS
While in Jamaica recently, the Hon.
W.S. Stevens (Minister of Health)
met representatives of the British
Medical Association. It was
accepted that there would be
reciprocity of practice between
doctors trained in Britain and those
trained at the University of the.
West Indies. Doctors trained other-
wise could be granted permission-to'
practice locally on the recommencndL-
tlon of the local Medical Council.
Such permission would not guarantee
the doctors the privilege to prac-
tice in the United Kingdom.

WEST INDIA COMMITTEE SECRETARY
Lt. Col, M.R. Robinson, Secretary
of the West India Committee, London,
arrived in Dominica this week while
on a months business tour -of the.
southern part of the Caribbean to
keep up to date on developments. He
i$ visiting Antigua, Montserrat,
qsainica, St, Lucia, Barbados,. St.
Vincent and Grenada and will go on
to St. Kitt% and the British.Virgin
Islands, after calling at Trinidad
and Guyana. Last year Col, Robinson
visited the northern part of the
Caribbean,


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THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr.
Michael Ramsey, said in Nassau,
Bahamas it would be a shame upon
Britain if it could not absorb a
four per cent coloured population
by the end of the century He told
a Luncheon Party attended by lead-
ing Bahamas Politicians, including
Negro Prime Minister. Lynden Pindling,
that fear often led to the
establishment of Race Ghettos in
Britain, He added race relations.
would be helped by the setting up of
pre-school playgrounds for mixed
groups of children,
In Puerto Rico, His Grace said he
was overwhelmed by the reception he
had received so far on his tour,
An Aide stated so many persons wan.-
ted to get near the Archbishop at an
open air service in the Bahamas that
"It was as; much as we could do to
keep His Grace from being torn limb
from limb."
The Archbishop will. answer ques-
tions from students at the St.
Augustine Campus of the Univer sity
of the West Indies during his thras-
day -visit to Trinidad.

C & W BUILDING GUARDED
Antigua Police guarded the Cable
and Wireless new 4,OOQOO00-dollar
automatic telephone exchange buil-.
ding when Officials from the Antigua
Workers' Union met with company
representatives to enquire into a
workers' clash, originating from a
labour dispute between workmen and
telephone company Officials.
(Nature of the dispute undisclosedl,,
s*r 5


Saturday,, .March 1',, 1969







Unt ii rr Jc-ar- Ta h 1'L:. APm- *.


THE VILLAGERS OF GRAND-BAY


by Rosie John-Pierre,
Tete Morne,


On the latter end of Dominica lies the village of' Grand-Bay,
Where the people are. well known to be polite and ggy;
A hero was born there in the month of May,
And so the village got its name the. fabulous 'randaBeW.
The; villagers are prone to take a Sunday rest,
Since they always want to be seen at their best,
But when the sun is shining in its golden height,
The villagers toil with all their might.
Eventually the sun sets low in the West,
So the villagers settle and go to their rest,
It casts a darkness that looks so strange: -
As if the world had begun to change.
In the early morning at the pale sun-rise,
The Villagers wake to collect their merchandise,
(That is, their lovely fresh vegetables
Which most of them eat at their own tables).
Some of our villagers are far from poli-e -
Because they quarrel and fight all night
They fight all night with sticks and stones,
Which causes them to have some broken bones.
But the younger ones who are going to school
Are leaning from books and the golden rule,
And they hold their school-days to be very firm -
So the best of them place first at the end of a term.


OMISSION: we regret that the follow-
ing release was left out of page 10
-inadvertently, last issue.
GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATING STUDENT
TROUBLE.
A communication was received
recently from the Commissioner for
the Eastern Caribbean for Canada to "
the effect that three Dominicans
were among some ninety persons who
had been arrested in Montreal on
charges of conspiracy to mischief
and arson, The three students are
Erie and Irvin Stephens and Rookie
Douglas. Their parents have b6en
notified. The situation has been
described as very serious. Other
information received suggested'that
some assistance should be made
available, Government decided that
the Attorney General should proceed.
to Canada to make on the spot
investigations and to give to the
Commissioner whatever assistance was
possible. He left the'State on
Tuesday, 18th February, (GIS)
POET TO GUYANA Noted West Indian
Poet and Playwright Derek Walcott is
cue in Guyan' on March 5 for a five-
udiay visit to advise on the first-.
cver production by the University of
G~yyana Drama Group of Cis latest play
"'Tranklin"~ Opening night March 20,


BRITISH SECRETARIAL TRAINING
Students from islands in the East
Caribbean with assistance from Britain
are attending Secretarial Training
Courses designed to improve their
skills snd performance as stenog-
raphers arnd secretaries. OnQ the pre.-
sent course are six students from
Antigua,, two from St. Kitts and three
from St, Vincent. (None from
Domifica).
SThe British Development Division -1
the Caribbean described the project
as part of gn increasing programme' of
training, wholly financed by Britain
within the Caribbean. Most of the
students after qualifying have
returnedd to their home countries as
personal assistants to Senior Civil
Servants and. Ministers;.
ANOTHER W.I FILI The Guyana Gov-
ernment released a Documentary on the
Country s 1,000-Man Army. The
Documentary, a LO-minute colour film,
has as its title "Oatlonr
Greenheart", and highlights the Army's
operations in Gjyan as Jungle Terrains.
AdMira4l deaes in Nelson's DQklvpLrd
St.John si- Antigua-Admiral Thomas
Clarke, 67, died l&st week from a week
heart while swimAmitg with friends at
N81 so s Doc karded Idwasy t
rom oncLpn.


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S*T*A*R*S*P*O*R*T*S
Celtic Hold Spartans to DRAl
Despite a brilliant half century by their
skdippr Irving Shillingford,a Spa rtans hac
to be content with two points against
Celtic at the Gardens last weekend.
Spartans set off qt a snmrt pace with
142 for the 2nd wicket by I. Shillingford
and Lennox Willians and then declared at
223 for 5 (Shillingford 83,, Uilliams 71).
Celtics Michael Lawrence 3/37, O.CharIes
2/37. Coltic's batting cruniblod before
the paco of Grayson Shillingford and Glon
Laf6nd until a sixth wickot partnership af
Jno.Baptiate with. Jarovis-out 42 rdt the
scoro goinG front 57 for 5 to 139 for 6.
Capt. Jno.Baptiste was last ran out for a
well-played 59 total 192,, Lafond.3/47,
J.C.Josoplh 3/64, Grayson & Irvins S/ford
2/29 & 2/21 respectively._ Spartans 2nd
innings 200 at stunps -- J.Q.J. 46, Ashley
Roberts 29, J.Faustin 26 (S.Rodney 4/52).
Hurse Quits Test Cricket
Only 24 hours after Kanhai said he would
not be available for the England tour,
Soynour Nurse announced to te~ manager
Berkeley Gaskin "I have rndo tho decision
(to withdraw front test cricket) purely
for personal reasons: ...I should stay
with my family noro." Ho'has 26 Tests, in
which he made 1,965 runs, 4 centuries
(201 vs Aussios, B/dos 1965)..

Windies Weoa In ITw Zealand
In the Ist toet against ..IZ. TWest Indies
Sfailod to reach the N.Z, total of 323 by
47-runs despite a brilliant century by
Carow and a fine 95 by Scynour Nurse. The
honoro tean were put in to bat, ran down to
152/6 when No&8 batsman Bruce Taylor broke
records with a half century in 31 m-inutes,
Taylor 123. W.I. 2nd innings 276 (Carew
109,,, Nurse 95). Kiwis are 12 without loss.
PORTSMOUTH'S Y.P.S.C. were beaten by PAIX
BOUCIE'S Middlesex last Sunday by 9 runs,
MdcLx. 160 & 97/7 (Pior-r, Louis 83 & 37n.o,
C.Joseph 32 & 21. Y.P..SC. 151 & 79/3.


ISRAEL'S PM. Levi Eshkol buried near Jor-
usalom..Friday. Aged'73, Es-hol died of a
second heart attack, following on that he
had several months ago.
GUYAA'S P.M. Forbes Burnlha announced
Gufana will become a republic on February
23, 1970, Announcemen t at anniversary cel-
ebrations of 1763 Berbico Slave Rebelliono
The D/ca Hospitals Appeal Fund will hold
its annual DONKEY DERBY and FAIR in the
Windsor Park on Sunday,, April 27. Tickets
'for Swoopstake soon: nore details nxt wk


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NOW HAS
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589-1/1
I OT I CE
All nonmbrs of the Dominica Agri-
cultural Society are advised that
the Annual General Mooting of the
Society will-be hold at 10.00 ar.
on Monday the 24th March, and all
resolutions to be presented at this
noting must be received by the
Secretary by 17th March 1969..


588-1/2


E.L. Honychurch,
Ion. Secretary.


OiT T ICE
Members of the Doninica Federation
of Builders are invited to attend'
a mooting on Wednesday, 5th March,
1969, at 5.00 pmn. at the DOMIITICA
TRADE UNIOT ILHALL.
D.P. Lawrence,
... Secretary
590-1/1
printed & .bi choohd b P othi Pro r
at 26 Bath Rd., r.oseau, Domninca'' 7L.L


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