Mrs. Jane Lowenthal o \N
Research Institute for ,
the Study of Man, ( 5
162 East 78 Street, JAN 5 ,
New York 10021, N.Y.. D .
U.S.A*' RESEARCH IN JtJ e,f 1)It C) f? 4<'
OS/5 /c, c 9 269 FOR THE STUDY OF f- PHYLIS N A RLA TE P%'K PG R
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Voi. iX No. 16 jy yORK ?I, N. Y. Satur Idayd b e V Ten Centes
IS DEMOCRACY WORTH IT?
THHItS s a time of intense Commonwealth Parltamantary
a ctivity In the Region. in Trinidad an important
meting took place from Oct. 3. attended by one of the
most 4ynamic British Cabinet Ministers (George Thompson)
1 nd participants from every section save our own. Domi.
.ncai and ( worse ttll) all the Assocfated States were un-
represnted. Five British MPs led by Donald Chapman
r* e touring Guyana and British Honduras and some will
h2iOd uorh af~trwards. Three Commonweeith MPs from
the Trinidad meeting one African, one British and one
Canaldan. will viit Dominica in the eaxt frw dayr.
YET to our disgrace -- the C. P. A, meeting called a
Govse' m en headquarters for lass Monday -was thin
satanded; the Ministers ( save one) neglected It. The un-
approved coNrstiution of the local Branch, forum for
M~i, pasi and present, to exchange useful views, had to be
amended to make the quorum smaller; and the meeting
ended int hot air. Although the Attorney General agreed
wiri th-e pfoposal that Associate Members, who have to
pay $5 a year, should have a vote it appears that Govern-
mFent feeling Is against their having this obvious right.
When the visitof the overseas MPs wet mentioned, a sit-
:.tia Membtr said W' e'li i~'e hat to the Premier."
Will, we think there is a bit too much of this leave
its o tha Prtemer" stuff. As a woman who waited hours
ar. the pois in Ghana said to Michael Stewart, Democracy
:s. worth qsuelng-for ". We suggest t e Is worth voting for,
and worth Ministers' time and attendance.
No taxation without representation' coutd really be
rewritten nowadays as 'no su bs cr (pton without
p atrticpatlo'. In the case of C. P.A., just handing over
a few dollars every year and not being allowed to be an
Integral part of the meaningful set-up would just be like
sRpporstng a useless charity,
;Outside The Courthouse -
Miss SyIvI~ rtrand, called to the Bar Ih Dtominica early
* is, month, and now our Deputy Registrar. steps out for
!5r lqo the shade and sun of the old Courthouse grounds.
': .- had earlier been admitted to the Bar In Barbados,
,e-r successful legal studies in Britain.
'I, ,: fj
von ~ &our g k: ;...
arirkvw herm f,73 weeed on
aC), 23, ILL will mc~sr thMe c iteP
Mitnliters of Goviernment, paci k
A.U P iPsopt all dTsv icts
Sc~nurgl~z for Scout Load-
arz mid Cub!lii ind atte_A Rememm
kwanct and DaicyaI it" e'ents.
in y ,. .- r: ie personAl mosgige3
of hankv to the tbreo Dcrmlnica
~EIFl ~lto who cahied
e~r7~ St~w Kittcs rc~ l,.-~,
,~- z:dis& jjteflam ri"
Or-~~jla )1ini! ed .r~
wil~$hwr k~si ht r&nd abr1t,;
vhi ;v t;ieir pfayura tib
wolnlia of Suslur-ncc 3
rs4r dualo sffl
wl,_x)b in. :one w-ly cz 4runthdr
0b1 re-uaer Ap $pointedb-rq
Of NIr. iFerie io~ans esl as~ctor
0liti- R gofinai Youtfh Ctzp
w~i7. is echedul,-d to Coi~ei'.
ai iiDonflasicst on jnt.
- I er this ycar.
41r. whil ie a
c~an was euctd iDomin~ic'and
k-rw'Lrel~x Ht Mlok tWO year
cr~urc B1 133orat plgflcatlowe
fi th't Eastg t Caribbean Farmxs
wnit D'7t Hoti7ar2 Eliploma.
Mr., ohnson has worktd in
16cS A-gricultural BZ~ttimion Set-&F
"ice uf DorniocnA anid be~wee-n
J969- 68 he wa's lOrlgded to v
I abaJ1 vidio Livem-0,
1-v 01'11FAN-V In loi8 hex -Iv
,the Dai.;Uftac Cewwl` .~;r;..'
inl ig6ff he wtv
,ilvir c to inake tgarod 1 the
0m0n,6ncm Or:g S:amrM' e Shool C e.0l
UIToPF" 0X7 th 'alt. hr
prn a scarce in tbe Corsf
A Pchoc! bry,
thi; If 0 I trl64 le of a
;Cadet lloflt at tht St. Mqrpys
V TV i 'C Q.uv Dominica. Thts nrw
*:ory -hN~i irrne*nwrttd in January
1,11.!6!I; Prvmler and !d j/k(.-`"Pl was -d8 ~A~P~~C
Attomne Genp,, Astpn it~ 'fo f195. It966 he was promwe
2 V; aud aopoiawd 0 C of
-j~w~i ~ ~ I.j P' fin8a 1 ht: Dornhii:u Defence Fiorce .
I .:l cf Oe ('; Bbeai
1- Develornertlank by A Bi 3 ll Team.t fromn Damjr
sigairiZ withr 0s4rVV. L dt~eSet-.-s. iuic,3 ii expecrcd to vFoii Awigufi
to P,'ey Wc Inlatc-bee s sAl43t tb-,
kind alnelgua rfprea.
nd l eai*t to 01 (rad 26
The Uomnbica Civlf Spcvivfie Assoclation will be hofeis f
Btz ANINU'L 2J._iERAL MiEETN`!G onb FRIDAY 24th
E. a-, he Goodwlil Parish Hall. Items to Le
44~rclull ron th. Ag'an& areSALARIES REVISION ELECTiON
of and THE 'TRANSFER 'f the GENERAL
All Public OFFICERS ti-e asked to make a special effort
to attend this meeting.
f.Li:If s scheduled ca Wm m m-c at 8 uli P.M -
Have you. a Drinking Problem?
9 L:h'eurL.'. ANONlYMtUS meats every Saturday
at 8,30 p.In. at st, Martiaa School Caretelral-
No admission. charge. or call 2649.
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MASQUERALE AND ROADS by Androcles
Thanks to the generosity of a friend, I now have in my possession on loan a
copy of Gordon K. Lewis' "The Growth of the Modern West Indies". Dr. Gordon
Lewis is well known throughout the length and breadth bf the Caribbean. I re-
member him in Dominica. He is a Professor in, I believe, Political Science, in
the University of Puerto Rico and is highly knowl.cgeable in the sociology and
economics of the West Indies. He'is therefore eminLntly competent to write on
the growth of the modern West Indies. I say so even though I do not accept some
of his theses.
I have not gone very far in the book, but one topic with which he deals
(pp.28-35) has arrested my attention, since he says things there I have long
wanted to say but did not know how to say them adequately. He is dealing with
the topic of Carnival "(to use the Anglo-West Indian term) or the Masquerade,
the earlier Creole French connotation".
First of all, he says of Trinidad Carnival that "what passes for Carnival
elsewhere, as in St. Thomas, is mostly tourist gimmickryy. We may say the same
of all those post-war Carnival centres, such as Afiguas Aig fesiYl In other words,
these new-fangled and lately come pseudo-Carnivals are tourist attractions: they
are not the .genuine stuff, an expression of the scul of the people.
Not so with Trinidad Carnival and, until its recent unfortunate metamorphosis,
Dominica Masquerade. I am not likely ever to forgive those who, of"the higher
rung groups", have through "the bias of colonial e'.cation egeadereda snobbish hostility
to the popular art-forms" emasculated Dominica Masquerade into a very pale and
feeble imitation of its former self and a bloodless copy of Trinidad Carnival.
For let it never be forgotten that "if there is a West Indian culture it has
been created, first and foremost, by the social classes at the bottom of the
West Indian social compost, 'the view from the dunghill'. They, more than any
others, have been the culture carriers". The same is true of the Dominica culture.
It was not this group which attenuated Dominica Masquerade to its present form
for "the common experience which infects any cultural manifestation of genuine
vitality....is the special inheritance of the masses, who have created, and de-
fended, their own art-forms as against the sterile borrowed culture of the
educated classes." It is.because of this that I firmly believe that Dominica
Masquerade will return some day.
I am personally not at all impressed by the current substitution of exotic
art-forms for the local thing. As Lewis says with reference to Trinidad Carnival,
"the sea of Carnival magnificence has thus become, increasingly, a showplace
for the history, ancient and modern, of every country except Trinidad itself".
I miss the representations of slavery in Dominica; the figurative social pro-
tests of the poor and the labouring classes ("old rags"); the attractive
"matador" Martiniquaise dress which has been adopted as our "national" costume;
the reference to our African ancestry in the smearing of parts of the body;
the stilt-walkers; the "bats". Above all, I mourn the passing away of locally
composed Masquerade songs with their distinctive rhythms, even if heaping scorn
on social miscreants or acting as a vehicle for public disapprobation Of the
doings of others. The loss has been tremendous. All these things are not ade-
quately replaced by fat women in tight-fitting pants singing tuneful hand-
me-downs from Trinidad. Nor by what has become the principal feature of the new
Dominica Carnival: a mammoth public display of drunker.ss. As Lewis states,
"the satirical, the grotesque, the clownish, the witty, all get lost or dimin-
ished in importance."
I have never ceased to marvel at the fact that active participants of the
traditional Dominica Masquerade stood helplessly by and allowed a small grodp
of misguided parvenus to do such violence to a traditional art-form going back
to at least a century and a half ago and without a word of protest. It is the
same group which, given a chance, would do away with patois in favour of
"calypso English" in Dominica. The older I get, the more clearly I see where
the true soul. of Dominica reposes.
(Continued on Page Four)
Saturday. October 18. 1969
Q 'E E N and C CQ01,OI'EALTH *******
The Anorican A. ollo Astronauts and
thoir wives arrived in London on Monday,
ttoro received by .H.II. the Qucon and
dined with Prime Ministor Wilson; ***
they sonocd tired midway through their
22-nations tour. *** Her Ihjosty has
awarded the Officer of the Order of the
British Empire to IMr' Anthony Grey for
his gallant bearingg during imprisonment
in China. *************
BRITXIN: Aid to overseas countries has
risen again, total for the year being
i200 millions. Thirteon IIPs tabled a
notion in the House to.n akc it nore -
one percent of UK national inconmc
SYT. VINCENT: Governnont placed two rlil
lion dollars (E.C.) Bonds on the public
market this week first issue of such
ST. LUCIA: A Bill to provide quality
standards for bananas had its second
reading this week.- IIIBAIJ wull be the
TRIfNIDAD: Exaninations equivalent to
present 0 and A level exars will soon
bo. conducted by a Caribb-oan. examining
body.. (See letter p.) ************
KENYA: Appeal by the r-mrdercr of Tom
I-lboya was dismissed,% Isaao -I 1. Njoroge
remains sentenced to death.
ETHIOPIA: Mr. Michael Ilhnloy, who ex-
pressed a keen interest in adult lit-
eracy programs, left for Athens after
ncooting the Enperor and .the-. .inistor of
Education S.M. Solassie.
BAP3ADOS: USIS Public AfYfairs Officer
Elin Flau has been transforrod to
Ar-ontina: Mr. Wesley B. Stewart takes.
U.UW.Y, Mr. Francis Andre gained a di-
plomia in Public Administration recently.
*** ~I had student troubles again this
wcok (sit out strike) .du... i o.Jaaica's
exclusion of Dr. Thomas -GuYana.
DOMINICA: Arrivals Dr. Dorian
Shillingford, back front a Ililbank spon-
sored tour of Britain;. Yugoslavia,5
Canada and the U.S.A. He discussed
COMA aid while in Canada. VSO Youth
loader David Gallop (spirts, ganes &
Youth Caup); and Canada'a.Donald W.C.
Rowan primary nothods-teacher for Tal.
FATHER ALEXANDER on BLACK POWER (final)
Having said that, like the Antilles Bis-
hops, half of whom wore black, he was an
advocate of Black Power if it neant the
olimination of racisn and furtherance of
the brotherhood of nan, Fr. Alexander
addod firmly: "They bl'ae the Church
for poverty, and the white people 'who
Collo-ftion..of.- Liquor Licences -
.--Torthern District (Cap.272)
Holders of C6rtificates for Liquor
Licences granted by His Worship the
.Igistrate, District "G", are hereby
notified that a Revenue Officer will
be in attendance at their area Police
Station on"the dato shown below for re-
ceiving fees for the period October
1969 to April 1970.
Date Place of Collection Licences
Tues. Police Station
14/10/69 *Pi. Calibishio
Fr 17/10/69) lic Station --
Conptroller of Inland Revenue
for Financial Secretary
File ITo. I.P.A;.2
12th Soptebero, 1969
G. 197, 960-53/3
THE DOIrNICA-HOSPITALS APPEAL FUITD
(Under the distinguished patronage of
His Excellency the Governor of
Doninica, Sir Louis Cools-Lartigue)
.-At Tho ARAWAK CINEMA
Tuesday October 21st at 8.45 pa.n
"To Sir, With Love" starring Sidney PotiPr
Courtesy of Colunbia Pictures and:
"Man on.the Moon" and "Apollo 11"
Armstrong, Aldrin and Collin's Historic
Courtesy of the United States Infornation
Proceeds in aid of Doninica Hospitals
Pit: 500, House $1.00, Balcony $1.20,
will not- prt brth control (iflogca
nonsenseo) They call the Bishop & Priests
bloodsucaors this is not last yoar's
old ftlk,.-but soothing I hoard 15 days
ago.,.Lo"'s for argument agree with them.,
Put out overy white man, put..out the
Bishop, Priasts & Nuns ...(Conclusion p.16)
a F T 7E S A x- ; a y O c W rA _P -10 6
ANDROCLES (CONTINUED from Pae :Two)
One of the grtest mistakes in recent'planning seems to be the failure to
take due account of the road needs of the villages, particularly of the western
There has been much talk of roads but there has also been a colossal failure
to recognize the peculiar needs of certain areas.
So often we hear about "feeder'roads',This has a.connotation of second class
priority, as though secondary to some other class and type of road. Yet in some
areas of Dominica, "feeder" roads are perhaps of greater importance than any
other class of road one may.care to think about.
Such an area is that part of theisland from Salisbury to Dublanc. -It is an
area of several valleys each forming the hinterland to a settlement on the coast.
Now the valley is absolutely essential as the main place of economic activity
of the populations. In the area under review,'we have-Salisbury,..Coulibistrie,
Colihaut, Dublanc and Morne Rachette as the main coastal settlements. Apart from
the fishermen, the livelihood of the people must come from agriculture in the
valley areas behind each settlement. Can we in such circumstances talk of a
"feeder" road leading from the village to the valley? Such roads are of such
vital importance to the settlements that it is not sensible to refer to-them as
"feeder" roads. It is not a question of a "feeder" road buta road. I do not
think that the road to the valley of Salisbury, for-example, is of less signific-
ance than the part of the main road from Salisbury to Roseau. And yet, during
all the past few years one gets the impression that only'half-hearted attempts -
or none at all have' rc-n made to give .the populations access to the only areas
of agricultural land they have. So that up to now there is no decent oiled
motorable road running up the valleys of the settlements we have mentioned.
How can the people be expected to produce anything like what they are capable-
of and wishing to do? In other Words, and propaganda talk about roads apart, how
can all these thousands of persons 'ever raise themselves permanently abovePoverty?
These are serious questions which should long before now have had an answer.
This particular problem is more acute in the area mentioned than in most other
parts of Dominica since there is no land of any significance in the immediate
vicinity of the settlements. I personally would say that the quarter million
dollars which the Government is about to..s.pend on a radio station would better
and more profitably be spent in providing'real roads tac the settlements of Salis-
bury, Coulibistrie, Morne Rachette, Colihaut and Dublanc.
GENERAL CULTURAL SCHOLARSHIP SCEIME 1970-71-GOVL 'ii;i' OF INDIA '.:..~D -
Undor the Goneratl .-ultur Scolarship Schone for 1970-71, the Govorn:mient of
India is offering a lia: ito number of scholarships to stuodnts from thie Most
Indies for studios in Indian Universities/Resoarch I-ntitutions.
2.FIELDS OF STUDY:Priorit- of consideration will be sivon to applicants in the
(a) Natural Sciencos with enwlhasis on:
(i) I-a.thco.:atic,' and PhIyics;
(ii) Botany (or Biology), Zooloy and Choeistry;
(b) Arts with on:hasis on Spanish and French;
(c) Architecture uith Town Planning;
(cl) Ensincorinr' (Civil);
(c) Specialist qualification in Sur:;ory.
3.OJLIGATITO TOI GTOV7 ,1lU:Sccosful applicants wuil? be recq!uird to enter i4to
a bond to servbo the Gover'n'.t of DcDr.inica for- a hoccifiod p! r iod on cor-iplation
of .-thelir course of sur-:dios.
4.CLOSING DATE:Applica-tionA (in letter forn) should be senat to the Secretary,
Public Service Coulission, Roseau, and should rcach her not later than 25th
All other inforatio in connection with the above awards nay be obtained
front the Education Division of the Ministry o;f Education and Ucalth., Roseau.
P.S.C. 5/5,G213,991-1/'1 E. RIC lOLLS, SECRETARY
t'ch October, 1969 PUBLIC. S..ERVICE COI'MISSIOGN
Satnrda,v. Octqker.18. 1-969
Saturday, October 18, 1969
T,7 _PA. Five
HERE'S YOUR CHANCE
TO OBTAIN A CAMERA AT A SUBSTANTIAL SAVING!-
'During the month of October
we will allow a discount of zo0
selling, at $30.oo
ma" we'll give you with
one Cassette black &
onii' -Cassette colour
Later on you'll be able to participate In a competition for users of AGFA Cameras and films.
--. -I --
8 CASTLE STREET, ROSEAU.
We wish to inform all customers who have electrical
appliances at the above premises for over 6 months, that
unless these items are collected before 31st October, 1969.
we shall be forced to .dump them and shall not hold
ourselves responsibles thereafter.
CECIL A. BURTON
*. MANAGING DIRECTOR.
M. SORHAINDO (Optician)
will bl codcting Exe Eaminations for Shool Children
besting "TUESDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
TUESDAY 30th Delices (Morning)
,, Morns jazne (Afternoon)
Oct. 7th Castle Bruce (Morning)
14th Grandbay (Morning)
,, 14th Tete Morne (Afternoon)
.r ,. 21st Grand Fond (Whole Day)
All School Teachars are kindly asked to notify children.
of thess 94s,4 s 4
IMRAY HALL Oct. 30, x969
A:. uelorys 2 AurcA i air-
S Doors open: 3 3p.n-. ADMISSION --
Adnlts 25#, Children IO0
~F)*ICIIPP~~I~-XY~WI -I(* C o(ilOl*l~tr(~~
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Page Six ? &t,- .. .
'T OUGH the West rar. Ts fA ,:d : i r--
there is too much in Ai'bC .PW:.s4-' -. hi.im. 6 to r tt k t ;r
propee of t w:-id. t'.erae( .-'jy ,L
i a rel t.ii..Lng of pdAftical an'd eonomueCi-. ,-: ai'y for. .-
urSd e; oFi ; n -it has i ade i t ; ftj .' 4) 0 ... I
i.Und rl; settle in anoth.r.. ? t,:r:- social.;'" .n,, : 4d :. t',h I..- Afo0a;: :To
lha.. u'.-:.: fimya thte . rtu.t: of i it a .ew :-* r,, .
SFor d cades, Triai.d has ben 1 in egca of th : ;.
csiMe from all a(u3.d; but $4irps 1" tA ue vanc ;
^ TA" ^- t id '-. : :! ; :. *, .. .r>i-. t CC L .. A, 1 *igi" rt
.1 th r ,;es i. .-i a.t -'.., Lw;: r:.-. .' 1 .. sad t be "
a,:usa th 'iiviug ma ;. h ,:l .
A.~- r ni b aundit'y '- t ir.t cxv.d, tell yvd, ;. .;mi o-u.i ': niak o~pO1M
L;-,._t too i-. to i.-iSE an it ste r rf : -. ".' 'v e en Uq 1 T :.: y
n the .esE in ,.- .< A r f ':. L b:a.; t .,, r., at the fot f gO-'i
tree, L-7'c i'r hrav .: kn a br ll l. -
Cl, nh.y .-.'e rs. .vE th 2en seas- '.i wa one CA te
..",'.'- j W '...3,r,;;-,.,e a tjir:n *wr... r.. the . A .- "P -'n '
*<.. .- L vb'i L." .. .a .
S .:,.r m ..e h.:-n -'ow fo*t ;. :w w:- '.' asking lbely
Sn ar e-:.r.. ,- -, .: .i an, '.I.eh, sdmEt;S toe g. em na Ch
.r.. .- Si~ ,n.va.'-.a .-:...,i :.r_ :;. i, or-y to greet in wita the sig"t of
T. :'o do0 c' .r' -a, -h. ,i. :,.i wo den ,r L tI-, .;- .;
S, gave whe c,.iin-r. e : vt .. .i j-.. a tA.I 1 f o f e ed f *--- 4 if,
S":sr .1 '-. v hearted :Z ip hwyj-.. .*.l-' ..:. as. o y a "0 : z -
*Sc i'a'L n iomi is fa-r from i.. : t.. bowi wa' (tIIIW
if:w yo-u ai:e-Ato have tot ai'ay ,..._- .. y "
owvever. it was i; the nezs-ly isl] of Sre t't thef' -ys eientu; r. .1 I
ehose t,- : .-sI g sp a ea.aT t rf. 't, -. 'a ..-.Ii -.,.7' ".s't, -,, -, .-Iib s
e' .; i o:,: more sh-;. : dr
i t II;. War'c /a A4.-:;nosy; too, j'* r. i
-':. Vttie2 mSiU-es ;ai ar r it -t the;1 f0:'W'I.I ..In1.i, ?ad2 V4..-. a.
S'Worlkt that Lad Qi-. who4 e.twmny '.*i:-, &r .1 >,tri.
Alog, a stretch of the i.iJ..: i' rt. .: ^:i-. St.*-ri b4 the diQle itws
'nd shops, poepr.?. -c1o at.!... .-* r-!-, serT and 4teiO s t = i.-
., .,rds a fakt street s. few htimded fetd C-ta i- and ;aw t:- worwmmn 0. r!, -
-.~~r.- ru t to type, they wore the usgif a "b-rbnmm;. h"a;s, t- ar s~l'eves
.':'j :.-i wr.sts, and h.eir froiks ceo:red t,! ir aidese.
fr-b:- Io> -;'i,: poison c-ud p;e-s snc a la .i .b-egys fkt uhaJs and
.;.." L *'4t.-r yTo to do ks--which oi;y ':.rE'f-;-,: tiHr..blse e ahad io *
f: "hie1r adW.frs tru,-.: teoscare: ;,to L.., ---. oa 4 rde a2ybi:ng of
,I.t0.'. Q K ..4' .
not sit-lng seen thsse womexx's tfeat. They stqde nt of .aighit, Ai d- w*ere.
Several miwtet htser, two wta'&ea- t ideaticia :-..';'F-; s.pated L i.
-lbhn Copelantd'-. store, f' .-J soae items, ,id paid l in cash,
Sales were not bisk, that,-day, so tseverl ;inut:i is elapsed before ie a sh
drawer was opened .-., i but upo a d. erfk's ;4r.-i"- L '.e dtr v-er forl ;.e fist
.ima after these shoppers' d.:t..ar', aa 1ii.. ..,.:, un.recedei nd .. it
g;e'.I- ,, the discoverer. She ifinted i, &' 'o i', a5id f-'.;, to tie Jor like a .og-
.. As.somaine of her colleague ushed to tr : aid. >tiersa weRtt to the dr wetr to
investigate; but as they peeped into it, i. ret-oied n horror.
In the cash-container weree ag. h. i s. coins and notes, ndee(; obat '..h tp
of it all was a tre-meidous ieap :f :-..r; dn.g. !b. &'b.lea%~'s I -.;'.-y : had 'ie3 -
goue a complete c.-i,; "
jjR S. .;i < '. -- L
T. P i. asread ftr and wide-, as pee.!:' :'_.:. to tee this incredible ev-.do-
'll As listeners considered the clark.': ;descriptian of S-oai two npatrcus'
de-i wiih t of th of observers who -hd seen- the strangrs along the distant
back street, the crowd came to a definite condiusion.
-.i hmobs, aoned nL! bottles, sticks a;nd ... oat nt to fid the
urkcIsi.L twoEsome. despite a through searCi. not only did they not tFd4
iti;e', b'iL t ey found iano "ne who.could even May hih idway they went.
'hI;,QFj.e-r or aot iis eCut'ir-'y so, the .absence of these legendary sesders3
Snd malefac torR from the T'':iil seie now adys is said to be- due.o tie
Orevalence of the bright lihtts :o motor vehiSdi. However, no .Cne has sworn
that La DisblCsse shall never again toss her wide-triimedP hat.
D'icretion, therefore, ,~ i.t, the better part, of .valon, if a. white-Bocked
v ;.fi'li should ask you. fo a natch to light th e cigarette in the dark, do not
Stoo obligting.Above all,- a do not. hink. of -. j;,.out what is'se-iW.g'
-eniar,';.!y 'i youi "r a xre. a w
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Sfrtn I was .mc.,
S 'en as ialv a ret..
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I; n; was fi.ur
[ WeTS r0nt i;m *b'* more.
I was just 6 !iv'e.
But nW-w *I ant fi.x,
r'm s .c2;:..- a- ewr.
Sof. I nfm think
SII llbe six, fJi ev er-:1 te*i.vr.
SOCIAL WELFARE j
l s '
jAv %.s r I -. -- ~ r j ,
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE OF THINGS ......
You no doubt recall the qualifica-
tions for a marriage partnor-to-bo. I
didn't think I'd"be receiving applica-
tions but I did* A particular lady has
cone closest to the tested qualifica-
tions but my word she's 72-49-93w. Fl-
las, do you think-I can handle the
dibonsions? OoopsI I forgot to tell you
the calves measure 26 inches each.
Hero's a letter which was written by
one of.ry students'and published in the
school's newspaper, "The Mhrian
Ice Cream State
Pardon no honey
I forgot the date
State of wishes,
City of love,
MIy darling I wrote with a pen soaled
with a kiss.
If you love me please answer this:
Of all the Girls I have fiot,, you are
the only one I can't forgot.
Your love is like a brick of gold;
hard to get and precious to hold,.
i.y darling, I love you and I hope
you feel the sane .
Pardon no honey,
I can't sign my name.
written by.Dosnond John,
Allow ne now to present you with a
a)-Who was the fastest runner in
b)-At what time of day was Adam born?
c)-'Which animals took the most and
least luggage into Noah's Ark?
d)-Who was the greater actor-in the
o)-lhy is a kiss spelled with two s's?
f)-What is the differenc- hotwoon a
'kiss and a sewing r-naobe?
g)-What is the best way'to nako pants
If you care to, send in your answers.
If you do, I expect thon to be humorous,
REGIONAL YOUTH SERVICE
Applications are invited tron suit-
ably qualified persons for the post of
Resident Coolk in the Dominica Youth
Qualificationsl- Male with sooe expo-
rionce in 0oooing for large groups or
Salary:- Depends on ability and
Terms of Service:- Non-ponsionable.
Quarters and roals provided. Cook
will be required to reside on the Camp,
but holidays and free time will be
Application deoadine ;- Applications,
giving full iocords of service and
qualifications must be submitted'not-
later than Saturday 25th October,, 1969
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Aff irss
Ministry of Home Affairs.
Date: 9th October, 1969
G212, 993- T/1I
WEIRS I ARIGOT SCHOOL OPENING
A new Government C.D,&W financed
school for children at Weirs and lari-
got will be 'openedby Lady Cools-
Lartiguo at 3,15 p.n. on. Thursday 23rd
After a short nulti-denominational
religious service, a progranne of enter-
tainnont including pQrformance by the
Goodwill Singers will bq followed by
addresses delivered by His Excellency
the Governor, Sir Louis Cools-Lartiguo,
Mr. Stanley Wood, Education Advisor to
the Barbados based British Devolopoint
Division in the Caribbean, the Hon.
Premier and the Hon. W,,S' Stevens, Min-
ister of Education.
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Wish to rent two 3 to 4'bodrooned houses in upper Goodwill or within rbason-
able distance of Roseau. Realistic rent paid for suitable accommodation in
Good situation and condition. Telephone 2000 during office hours.
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Pago Eight THE STAR SaturdayOctober 18 1969
Prizowinning Essay MY VILLAGE by Dosmond Moses, Dolicos
In the eastern part of our island Doninica, a luxurious and healthy village
is situated.: This Village is called Delices, a French name; and the English
word to describe it is delicious.
This village o qa :cf three sub-villages Carib, La-Roche and Victoria. A
ravine soparptesa each village from the other. The extensive primary school is
situated in Carib but is still termed the "Delices Governoent School." Thism
school replaced an old very dilapidated one which ikas remote front the village.
The previous school was a rented house owned by theo'ishop. It was very
strenuous for scholars at that tine to get to school." I't was very difficult
for the children of the sub-villages to get to school'," specially when it
rained. This is why the lovely school is built in Carib for that is the con-
tro of the sub villages.
There are three different denominations in Delces. They are Ronan Catholic,
Johovah's Witnesses and Penticostal. The majority of the people belong to the
Roman Catholic Church. The Jehovah Witnesses has the least people. The Catho-
lic Church is situated in Laroche. There again the church is remote front the
nain village.(Dolicot) because the land was given as a gift by the owner of the
Point Mulatro Estate, deceased Judge Sholto Pemborton. The Pointe Milatre Es-
tate bounds with the Ronan Catholic Cenotery.
Delices ic.the place of beauty. We can proudly say, "Cone to Delices to on-
,joy the fresh breeze and cool atmosphere." There are lovely views. It is the
villagers' hobby'to grow their vegetable gardens and also flower gardens. If
I an to be frank, this was followed up front a retired English soldier who
fought in World War I. His name was Captain Soners Randoll. This white nan
was an excellent example to'the villagers. Though one side of his body was
partly dead, yet he would.not stay idling at no tine. He would always be seen
in his flower or vegetable garden. If-not, he would be seen in his verandah
(which was his work-shop) doing carpentry or painting. Hoe was a fine artist
and could also do wood-carving. It is a pity that he had no apprentices so.
S that his work could be cdrriod on. He died about 'February 1957. Though part
of his art died with hin, yet the gardens did not, for the villagers go on
strongly with theirs.
In days gone by, 'the people had it very tough. The only means they had of
getting to Roseau was either to walk a.very long distance front Delices to Roseau
or to go by boat. The people"had great losses, for the sea was generally rough.
In spite'of all these hardships, they were not kept back educationally. The
village was always popular and has become more so again, ever since there are
We have numerous teachers, head-teachers, assistant, student and pupil tea-
chers. We have a Sister, staff and ward assistant from DoliCcs. Also our own
"'There are students who attend the secondary schools in Roseau. Most of
thon obtained free entrance scholarships and School-Leaving Certificates.
The villagers have high ideas especially when they go abroad. They do not
S simply go abroad to work but they go to further their studies. Through this we
S have doctors, engineers, builders and surveyors.
Slices people are very social. This is due to different clubs they kept up.
There was a time when we had the Scouts Troop, Girls Guide Literatry Club,
Club and 4-H Club. At present we have the Scout troop, Girl Guides
and Youth Club.
Gradually the people get more employment. This is due to Mr. Erland
Blonqvist, a Swedish nan who cane and bought the Pointe IHulatro Estate and
settled about 11 years ago. He, being unable to mafnagc the whole Estateo, sold
part by lots,. The buyers cone and build and by this ien as well as women are
employed. An American bought a large part which forns an estate by itself.
From the tine he bought it he has not ceased oeployihngi ople.
--There is always a c601 breeze blowing to the village. This wind blows di-
root front the mountain, Thbse who get this breeze always feel healthy. This
rakos then live to an old agea In Delices one will find many aged people.
For example, Madane Sorhaiido,' known as 'Ma Tess' Iho is one of a good and
S clever family she is over ,101 years old.. (Concluded on Page Nine)
Page Nian.- THE. STAR Saturday, October 18,1969
THE S E G 0 G R AP HY RE S ULT
The public might have been misled into believing that the only
secondary school in the island that failed to secure G.C.E. passes in
geography in the academic year 1968-1969 is, the Dominica Grammar School.
This is not the case.
It is true that the two boys from the D.G.S. who took the exama
were unsuccessful. Incidentally, one of them failed in every subject
apart from geography. So when the Minister of Education spoke of 10(C
failures he was referring to these two boya. It is to be noted here that
at the Convent High School where a much larger number of students sat for
the exams in geography at the ordinary and advanced levels, no one man-
aged to get a pass.
When students fail an examination it does not necessarily mean that
the -teacher has not worked hard enough in preparing them for it. Other
factors might have militated against the examinees' performance, For
example, one of the papers set could be a little more than the examinees
can cope with. And have we not heard teachers and students alike comment-
ing on the relative difficulty of an exam paper?
It is unfortunate that people who hold themselves to be leading
educationists should judge a teacher's efficiency by the percentage of
his students who have passed an examination set by a. foreign board of
examiners. The purpose of education is much broader than merely training
students to succeed in exams. This should be clear to all except the
pseudo-educationists in our midst.
Students of certain subjects like history, religion and commerce atw
the G.C.E. ordinary level know for a fact that these disciplines lend them-
selves to relatively easy study, and most examinees sometimes all pass
in these, whether or not they have received much guidance from the teacher.
This point.serves to explode the myth that only a good teacher gets good
results in: his subject.
It is common knowledge that there exist different categories of stu-
dents. A bright, hard-working student who has his syllabus to go by may
not at all depend on his teacher for him to pass his examinations. In
foEt, thia ha hMfapp3e d 1ifte an% h again, with the student in question doing
The mediocre student who has worked hard and has had a run of luck in
the examinations may achieve a higher level of success than the bright one.
The poor student may receive maximum attention from his teacher and still
meet with failure. However the possibility of his achieving success cannot
be ruled out.
It goes without saying that if the teacher takes his job seriously,
and if the students apply themselves.diligently to their work, success in
examinations is to be expected. However, there can be disappointments.eman-
ating from the very nature of examinations.
It vras Chdrles tCaleb Golton who r-aid: "Examinati~e s dre formidable
even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the
wisest man can answer." SCORPIO
PRIZE ESSAY (conclusion)
Isn't it a splendid thing for a village to be so healthy as well as beauti.
ful? I nay leave this village of ny birth, but I atm suTr I will, always return.
A QUOTE FROM .EAITIL GALIDIII
I believe that it'i iiipossible to estimate the merits of the various ro-
ligions of the world, and, moreover, I believe that it is unnecessary canl
harmful even to attempt it. But each one of then, in ny judjonent, eobodies
a co7m,:on motivating force; the desire to uplift nan's life and give it pur-
pose. And because the life of Jesus has the significance and the transcen-
dency to which I have alluded, I believe that iH belongs not solely to
Christianity, but to the entire world, to all races and people -- it natters
little under what fla;, nane or doctrine they nay work, whether they profess
a faith, or worship a God imnhrited front their ancestors. GAN'DHIJI.
Page Ten T" Uatu rday,, OcU4*r 18. 1969t
Tehe P il r y gOBf [ sr" Haiti
RerfiSilfed 6-orr 3 n at? crficle by Rolm,! I. S-re"t: .- in thp',''~a~~; r~ f-
aidi shares the island of
Hispaniola with the Domini-
csn Republic, which occupies
the es.s-mountainoul, poten-
tially more-prosperous two-
thirds. Some folks sav "Haiti
is rich in Haitians". With 415
persons- a square mile, this is
Sth e moast-densely-populated
country in the hemisphere.
Ninety -per cent of the
people are farmers, mpst of
them owners of a patch of
land on which they somehow
manage to scrape' tp a bleak
existence growing coffee, the
main expbor crop, or cacao,
corn .or sugar cane. The little
farmer averages one bag of
coffee a season. He gets about
$15 for shat.
Voodoo, a cult borrowed
from Africa, nourishes -'th
peasant and urbanite spiritual-
ly. Roman Catholicism is the
official religion, but many
Haitians practice voodoo too.
Duvaiier keeps a private
witch doctor in the national
palace to keep him posted on
things his dreaded private
police, the Ton Ton Macoutes,
SJuy 3 issue of "The Coiumbian"
the cities because there are
few rural employers. The
government is a major em-
|ployer that pays, some -say,
like a slot machine some-
t i m e s nothing, sometimes
something, The wait between
pay cheques, often as much
,as two months, causes no
Sreally serious problem. IOUs J
circulate like real money in:
times o' fiscal drought. In a
totalitarian state, compiainr is
'dangerous even wben t h e
Government df:3ornt, hefty
!"voluateer a ontr~butions" from
The unoffiaiai national pop
ulation 'figure, 4,300,000, is a
projection based ona estimated
growth since 1950 when the
last census was he!d. Some
authorities believe the total
!may be lower because of high
mortality in early years.
SLife expectancy-s 43 years.
Haiti is said to be 90 per cent
iilliterate, 9t per cent jobless.
Often the nutritional level is
About 90 per ceot of accepted
-May Ujres uo sea, the Winds-
SThe .minimum. daily wage ward Passage separates Haiti.
of 70 cents applies mostly in from Cuba.
YATES SOLVES THE 'SEED DETERIORATION PROBLEM
The.great enemies of seed germination and vigour are heat and humidity, especially In the combf nations usualy
found In tropical areas.
Unless the seeds are protected, deterioration commences, and depending on the variety, the viability of hea
seeds- can reduce over a very short period. /
To overcome this
YATES dry condition a their
before packaging, to a pre-determined level, and then pack the
seeds in a triple laminated foil sachet, and this is then heat
which YATES term
ensures that heat and humidity can no longer affect the seed
!until the seal of the foil is broken, and therefore, the ger-
mination and vigour are maintained for an indefir~te period.
A fie selection of YATES Vegetable and Flower 'seeds s anOw on display at--
se; e-n -n ,$
eio tilays Fsqi it4 tlte ter7t
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S~~~toc C 99T~SARPieEee
S DO BANANAS NE ED BOXES ?
The boxing of bananasu i fruit quality
arive and appropriate legislation for
thh effective control of'quality in'the
four islands of Dominica, St. Lucia,
S". Vincent and Grenada formed the cen-
trl talking points of a mooting of
the Windward Islands Banana Growers
Association (WINBAN) held in St,
Vincent'over the period 4th to 6th
October,- 1969. under'the Chairmanship
of Mr. H.V Atkinson, President of that
The meeting was opened by the Chief
Minister of St. Vincont, llbnoutable
Milton Cato. In attendance with Mr.'
Cato were the Honourable SiF,-Slater,
Minister of'Home Affairs an nbnourable
Levi Latham, Minister of Housing and
A number of matters of groat urgen-
cy and importance to th6-ic lfaro and
further advancement of the banana in-
dustry in the Windward Islands were
discussed and some very usefull deci-
sions taken in the interests of
Matters directly affecting the work
of the WINBAN Research Department were
also discussed. These included the
need for early evaluation and comner-
cial testing of some promising varie-
ties from the Banana Brooding Scheme9
Staff organization and training and
the possibilities of introducing a
Land Conservation Schome.
It was especially gratifying to
.noto that Sir Garnet Fordon. and Mr. E.
Box of Geest Industries (W.I.) Ltd,*
wore in attendance during the greater
part of the deliberations of the
The meeting looked. forward to hold-
iJg discussions with Janaica in
CASE OF DR. .TIIOMI.S
The Guyana Graphicts Columnist
"Lucian" questioned a-statonent by-the
Univo-rsity of the West Indies (U.W,.I,)
that the Janaican Govermnont's ban
against Dre Clive Thomas had-frus-
trated his contract with the
The columnist called again for
publication of the charges nade
against the Guyanese Econonist by the
Government of Jamaica.
COMMIONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS CANADIAN
.- ... AWARDS
Applications are invited from suit-
ably qualified persons for Comnonrioalth
Scholarships-- Canadian Awards tenable
in Canadian tAiivorsities in 1970.
2, ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must nor-
mally be candidates who are., or who will
be graduates by October, 1970.
Applications will also be considered
from persons without a degree who wish
to take a course of study in Canada.
3. AGE LIMIT: Not exceeding thirty-five
(35' years .of ago by October, 1970', but
in exceptional circumstances older canm-
didates will be considered.
4. (i) FIELDS OF STUDY: The Scholar-
ships are-priharily available for post-
graduate study or research but may also
be granted for courses of undergraduate
(ii) Priority of consideration will
be give to applicants in the following
(a) natural sciences with emphasis
(i) mathouatics and physics;
(ii) botany (or biology)i, zoo
logy .ad chemistry;
(b) arts. ith emphasiss on .panish
and ZJ nchl
(c) architecture with town planning;
(d) engineering (civil)
(o) specialist qualification in
5. OBLIGATION-TO GOVERNMENT: Success-
ful applicants- wi'. l e required to en-
ter into a bond to serve the Goveroaent
of Doninica for a specified period on
completion of their course of studies*
6. CTOtRWr DAT Applications should'
reach theoSocrctar,. Public Sorvio,
Commission, kosoeau. not later than
31st October,, 1969,
7? Further particulars may be obtained
from the Education Division of the
Ministry of Education and Health',
PUBLIC SERVICE COMIoSSION
P.S.C. 5/1 3'
7th October,, 1969.
S. tg-d.Octobor 18J: 11969
Saturday 0 o tC.Ol?: .18. 199
P: Sk q A TwiVrA Ifr V?:e
ra~;~a-, _____________________ 11a~~
All transisstor po:.-t'a e1( w''! r-l'ni el w / i ;..tge'
covei.ge by .four wa' e b;iads : M/W4id3 x S;W.
Trawler hand to 'ecaive a.i'.il)e r:adc.s.-
e-:-itivc .','rrocepo for MW n' .'est:-.ic i
t r! t fr SW.
iE:ctric- fin" tu:n';!- to tfa;. rii;; tuning SW.
AC. niLjns :9nd .balaorvy op)rabtoi.
SwAit'k .ii ic .l;uning :Fnt titati on. .
S5win-ha~l"e Pal ki,:,hbug.
H l.n i;.h,- 4" l cdspeater.
.J T..in c s ., a d ih.
Si?'2t;3ATED :TATE OF DOGMINCA
'TiT1 BY 0-C:.4ATiON ORDINANCE
Schedule of Application for Certificate of Tlfe and- Notings
thereon -and Cav(teas for week ending i lsh day of Oct. 199.
Date Requested Person Presenting Nature of request wheth-
Ser a Certificateof Tiide of
jj iNoring there; or Caveat- .
t)- --- -4---
Request Dated the :.-,-.. Thomas Rteques. for the ihwe
27th day of Sept., of a F" Prt Certificate
1969. o0f Tiiei in respect of a
Presented the 8th potion o" land known as
iday of Oct. 1969, i by he Solihor a -esidenlial Loi at Cock-
st 1.20 a.m. ae, in lhe Parish .of St.
Cilma A.fL ...,'1 Pani.!, in the Associated
Stare of Dfominica.corntai-
a- in 9185 sQuare fect and
bounded as flows :--
North East by lands of Kenneth Ccckra.oe. Souh East by lands
of Casherlni Cockzane and Peterson Nlchoias, Niorth West
by a Public Road. South WsRI by a v 'c -.....
Registrar's Office, M. RIGSBY JAMES,
Roseeu Dominic. RegisErar of ':;
I *- ::*- Ainy' ptrros whI -Jses ath j aEo; to shr isust of a
.First Certificate of Title n the a'bov aeppifcasonrmay enter a
Caveat In the above Office w.th!n six weeks from (he datt ofc
the first.appearan:e of ti0h. ScR h dei the r AR Newspaper
published in this State or fro;r. the date when the ncirice pre-
scribed by law was served on' any owner or occupier of I:,-i-u..
-and in respect of which the appi!a!ion5is made.
protect Yor Home from Fire anew ok
JUST RECEIVED: i m ~ -
Extmguishers; a : sp pare
Cartridge Reifls both 'CO z
CL ,.,.., c tg-.
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S HO-PPING- CENTRE
:.tESIGNED FOR YOUR SHOPPING PLEASURE.'
of Wines is now drss ed in a sgrt t new
lies I Sl D W R,7.I.." in a >. .
label.Still the same h gh quality and
value but given a great new peers o:it
.~ iy a battle today 1 ,
THE STAR ..
IS THIS WHAT DOTIINICA GIVES
While passing through the usually
placid Botanic Gardens on Sunday, it
was Yry misfortune to encounter a Don-
inican "Forum". I was laden with a
satchel full of English tests to cor-
rect, resigned to the fact that it
would take'ne most of th "day to con-
plote them. But being apt to enjoy a
good discussion, I lent an car to the
After a few tirades against the
Church, he promptly changed the sub-
jact to education in Doninica. His
first claim, an absolute fabrication
of his own nind, concerned the removal
of a certain Grannar School teacher on
the grounds of incompetence due to "0"
Level Geography failures. He insisted
that the teacher responsible for the
failures was a "white import" geogra-
phy teacher-- a gross misconception.
There re no white geography teachers
responsible for upper forn geography
at the Grannar School last year.
Furthernoro, choosing a scapegoat is
irrelevant here, and perhaps the stu-
dents themselves should share the
Following this outright lie, the
speaker supposed it was only a logical
stop to his next allegation: that the
Govt. of Doninica sends for "soni-
educated, niddlo-class, 'white asses"
to teach their children, instead of
sending for their own sons and daugh-
ters in England and liorth A-mrica who
would be happy to return.
With the speakers permission, I
expressed ny feelings on tho natter.
Firstly, I refuted his statonent on
the Grammar School incident. Next, I
said I had observed that the speaker
hinsolf seemed quite anxious since his
arrival in Dominica "to nove these
somi-educated white *... ". cWhen I
said' '"nvo" I nmant it in the Donini-
can sense of courting a girl, in case
those present misinterpreted ne.
(Yosj man, no problonsJ) In a hit of a
rage, I grasped my satchel and walked
away amidst the pleas of challenge
Xron the said speaker and the dis-
tasteful jeers of the crowd. I did
not wish to honor such blatant igno-
rance with my presence..
To dotcrnine whether there is a
real need in Dominica for the work of
voluntary organizations would require
a further discussion. It is also a
moot point whether there are many
overseas Dominicans who are eager to
return. But what is most clear are the
aberraCtions the local Black Power
"thinkers" ar'emnling from the Black
Power movement. I an aware of the fact
that I an not in the position to define
the movement. But instead of seeing it
as a useful tool for achieving social
and cultural prido, for social and
ocononic tcform, the local Black Power
exponents, nany of whon are. demagogues
disguised with sincerity, are olcing it
a platform of hato, which hate, given
the proper catalyst, would breed vio-
To refer to'sincero, university-
educated volunteers from England and
North Ancrica as "soni-educated whito
asses" ust 'take a special'type of ig-
norance. In my estimation, all of the.
.lglish and Anerican volunteers have
cone to your country NOT in the colonial
spirit of superiority and exploitation,
nor in the Christian spirit of prosely-
tizing the savage natives, but they
have come willing to make a contribu-
tion in the spirit of partnership, to
learn front you, your culture, to ex-
perience life as you live it, hoping
the by-product will be sono sort of
I write this letter because.of my
utter astonishment at the quality of
the audience present in the G ldoens--
respected and well-oducato members' of
the society. lIf the jeers following my
remarks are any indication 6f the feel-
ings of theso gontleenn on the subject,.
I ask sorrowfully, "So this is
Doninica? Have I been fooled,
Look, do not call no "white nan".
Call no "Charlie". And I will call you
"Fredn or "Joe" or "Vic", whatever your
nane is. Do not predicate huan quali-
ties on one's colour. Are wo not try-
ing to reverse this malignant trend?
The preceding thoughts are ny own,
and are not the responsibility of the
institutions for which I work, nor my
CHJARLES J. TUMMINO
MICHAEL BAILEY .'ITETHIOPIA-Mr. MichaoA
Manley, Janaican Opposition Leader, to-
day drove to Shashuanno, 200 miles-Sou't'h
West of Addis Ababa to visit Ras' Ta.-*
farians who nigCrated there after E:pdror
Haile Solassic-visited Jamaica three
years ago. They regard the Emperor as
the living God and take their nano front
the title he held before he ascended.
SFLdura7, Octoborc 18r 1969
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POLYCARP IT'S A LONG JOURNEY P EAADERS' VIEWM .
There is a growing fooling anongst Dear Macda m,
many rof our youth that the tedious ne- I Tn iOn aoAR
thods of elected government are no good a atio deply in favour of the idea of
and that anyone young enough, fanatical thational Prsid a "minica, and thin
that besides being a "Ithinr; of beauty"
enough, (and maybe just loudnouthed for our island, it could also be a help
enough' )is justified in taking over'
and telling everyone ls ho to run to our countless unemployed rirls; quit
and telling everyone else howr to run ^r\
telln a few of thoe are adventurous and would
things, not mind boin pr-holpcrs, fire-
Tales of Student unrest, 'Hippy ove- no nd park-hlprs, fire-
ments, Black Power, etcetc all in- breakers and other various jobs vhich
could be found in such a Park.
force this adolescent idea of 'knowing As far as I the Regional Youth
:what's best' and they all mistake boy-
Camp seems to be for boys, but I do
ish..onthusiam for dedicated idealism, feel that girls should be included.
naturally any attempts by older and This would be good training for then
,wisor ninds to tone do-wn this boyish
when the idea of a lNational Park cones
enthusiasm is greeted with mistrust and a of a atonal ar co
suspicion, it's as if the old and new For one o loves the beauties of
Conerations have no point of contact nature nd would lie to ll natu-
The danger today is that Comnunist ral this of our island like the
ideology pays special attention to sisserou, the mountain-chicken, and our
reaching young rebellious ninds and .
various doli htful flowers and treos
offers many 'catch phrases' and 'dhort- Val f s d
cut political ideas which, when kn protected, it would be a lasting and
*cutr political ideas which, when taken i^-^,^L'git fron the Govemnont of
tkn inestiiiable 'gift from the Government of
*out-of context with the nainstroan of Doinica if they would co-operate with
connunist ideology,a sound perfectly the generous would-be donor in acceptir
the present ti thr is a this trenondous offer for us and for ou
At the present tiao there is a
steady influx of Conmunist literature generations to come.
into Doninica, and there are also young 9YNTHIA WATT.,
people who mistakenly think that they Roseau.
can utilise Colnmunist principles with- -- --------..--..-----...-..
out being tainted by them. A lot of BRITISH MPs
people in the recent past have made Five ritish 1e:1-bors of Parlianent
this stke...nd paid dearly for itarliament
his istak..and paid drly or it will leave London on October 19 for a
Its like holding a tir by the tail.... day tour of Guyana and British
I- 4n-day tour of Guyana and British
you just can u afifo -lu 6W0
This rebellion of the young also is
directed against religion, and whilst
young people may have a legitimate
grudge against the particular church
they were brought up in, this doesn't
moan that all religion is, false nor
should it mean that it is necessary to
deny the Creator*
Doesn't it ever occur to the young.
that if there ewor short-cuts to power,
success, maturity, and happiness, the
older generation would have found and
Keep looking for the Crock of Gold
by all neans, but nImak provision for a
Honduras, according to an ahnouncemont
today by the British High Connission
The toan, led by Mr. Donald Chapnan
(Labour, Dirminghan) will include Mr.
Kenneth Baker (Conservative, Acton),'
Mr. Aloc Jonas (Labour, Rhondda West),
Mr. A,H. IacDonald (Labour, Chislehurst)
and Sir John Rodgers (Conservative,
Sovcnoaks). Throe Comnonwealth ,Ps -
fn from Britain,. one from Africa and
one from Canada, are due to visit
INFORMATION DIRECTOR-The recently-
appointed Director of Infornation at The
Conrmonwealth Sccrotariat, Mr. Donald
Kerr, C.V.O, O.B.E, has arrived in the
VI. to begin a tour of Conm:onwealth Caribbean Territories.
II. Kerr will have a full programne of discussions with Governmnont Officials
and Professional Groups on the implications of a Com:onwealth Information
Patle' Sixteen THE STAR SaturdayOctober 181.6 9
SSTARSPORTS ************* POST OFFICE NOTICE
-Doainica Outclassed by Surinan STAMPS
Fow football enthusiasts had much hope GHANDI CENTENARY
of a Dominica victory in. other of the
matches against Surinag. roprosentativo' COI.BIEMORATIVE ISSUE
tearl, but Tuesday's loss.by 3 1 was It is notified for general inforna-
cnOourvaging and showed that wet have tion that special Doninica Postage
several pretty bright footballers here. Stamps to conucnorate the Centenary of
However on Thursday our spirits sank. as the Birth of IJahatnra C-andi will be re-
Surinan put on their top hon and ran leased for sale on Monday, 20th October,.
rings around our lads with 9 1 (and 1969.
our bno goa 1 was scored by a Surinan The stamps,, attractive in colours of,
players). ** Phillip Horsford in goal gold, violet, blue, brown, green, black
oh Tuesday played a nagnificont game to and rod'are printed in denominations of
keep the score goalless at half-tine. 6 cents, 38 cents and $1.20.
Wdcidah scored the first goal through a 2. The desirgns of the Stamps are also
rebound front a corner kickh and then two attractive t-
ninutos later Jubitana hado it two nil. The 6 cents' feature "Ghandi" at the
Nvovortholess our defence was putting up spinning wheel with Big Ben on the left;
a fine effort and when an Elnanul pass the 38 cents feature "Ghandill and Nehru
connected with Cuthbert Willians' boot in consultation with the Mausoloun on
a beautiful lob went over the keeper's the left and the $1.20, a portrait also
head to mIako it 2-1. Several chances of "Ghandi" and the famous Tajmahal on
wore missed by poor shooting, after a the left.
nice dribble and pass and another goal 53 First Day Covers will also be on sale
always scened possible.. iHinutes before at a cost of $.190.
the ond Dolprado got a clincher for the 4. The Stamps will be withdrawn from
visitors. ** Thursday's match was a very sale on the evening of Saturday 17th
one-sided affair, apart front a woll- January, 1970.
tino'd shot front skipper LaRocque at the
start (a.fine save by the SurinIa Cust- DPR BURTON
odian) our boys had little to.offer PERISRY O CO ENT SECRETARYIO
against a side that sccoed at timns toIST OF C UCATIOS WOR
be toying with our lads, dribbling around File NTo. C/. 14/541
theo trick passing those whoh caught on Date: 16th October 1969.
the wrong foot, and sonotimes never G214,99471/1
allowing a Dominican foot to touch the -----
ball for ninutcs at a time. But that FR. ALEXAMER (onds):"Do away with the
was mostly in the 2nd hLlf when Horsford Church because they say it is white,lot's
was in goal before he tieGd- to stop a finish with the Social'Centre, S.M.A. and'
hard close shot with his 6yo'and had to C.H.S. any place they have white p6oplo,,
be replaced by Gary Aird ho, poor lad put then out' -'N Wesloy High School,, no
thought Surinan was playing with several Granuar School, no more Geests for bananas
balls., so thick and fast did the goal no Raffoul, Astaphan or whatever... Away with
shots cone. The crowd enjoyed it all everything the white man did away with
and we are sure our footballers learnt Govt. House Which the white nan gave usa
somenteaOwork, how to give and take a No roads break those up. Break up Goodwill
pass, ball-control and straightshooting. Junior HI.. which the Canadians gave us -and
*1 Sunday Dominica meets a Guadeloupe all the other schools they are going to
tor give us. We don't want them. We don't want
cuRUIET: Former Pakistan Captain Saccd the deep water harbour & new airport -those
AhIied behaved so badly when he was not coe fro whito men. Let us nash downwet o-
pickod to lead the tean against New thing the white nan has givon. Smash down
Zealand -that h has boon suspended 2 yrs.Bishops. Houso they are jealous of it.
AJL! 1iE-wd: tA sDepwater Htrb6ur ie n has Smash the proebytory. Burn Government Houacs
arrived from abroad to set things in nionBurn, plunder anddestroy: and then Black
*Qala 19th Anniversary ..f. tho. Social Leage Power will tfho 'bover.. then we will have
of Catholic Women hap ens at Goodwill P r-
is.h.IHall SUNDAY 19th report next issue). Black Poor,w everything will be black,
MONTREAL Police strike which allowed verythiui .illhe..h beautiful: for Black is
criminal' to rob 6 banks', loot 100 shop& 'Beautiful."' .
Sanaeo property worth ,5 m. US had echoesPrnt d 1and ishd b the Prriotor
tlhis wook. prisoners enrouto to Court got gbo l r-y S Arn iDon a
awac-at gunpoint. Dooinicans going to at he o Priory Bth R.oseau,
U.S.A. no longer need vaccination certs.* Doninica, West n6ies-.- A