Star (Roseau, Dominica). December 21, 1979.

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Credit Union w e e k this year is being cele-
brated in a special wa y by the Members of
Rosau Co-operative C r e d i t Union, Ltd4
This Credit Union, the first and largest re-
gistered Co-operative Society in Dominiea,
was formally maugurated on Soth May, 195X
-jus~ t over 21 years ajo. The historic meet-
ing took place in the library at St. Gerard's
Hall Present were the fifty three prospective
members composing t h e Study Group
(31 Men and 22 Women) led and instruc-
ted during the previous six months by Sister
Maty Alicia Rev. Fr. Proesmans and the
late Mr. Loftu Roberts, then Soda Welfare

An outline of now this remarkable
movement took hold in Dominica and
aonieved great success in helping the
people will be found on page nine. *

rrh Cn au -r I0

.His ko al Hihne' ft,."c
Prince of Waes, bate
cmpted an invitation to visit
St. Kits next yarx in
honour of the 350th anni.
v.rsary of the settleatt
of this island by Sir Thomas

tWord ot f oSne
ae royal visitation ibe
reached the N'N f.O1l cal
passed a-.--*MtiOB., i
'g an invitation to .the.
the ipe J odi

Meanwhile the Queen has invited all
couples in Britain who were married on
SO2tih ovember 1947 to a 256t wedding
celebration at Wesatminater Aobeey,
We reprijt below the S.R.O.which shows
That certain items can only be brought
5> into Dominica under licence, if at all,
!) The object is to p ro t e c t local i.
dustries and force people to "buy local"'
Provided the land can produce enough fo4
// everyone Otherwise, expect to do with'
/ ut or pay Up4
S In accordance with Section 2 (i) of the Dcfence
S(Import Restriction) Order, 1940, S.R.O. & No. 13.
of 1940, importers are notified that a licence will
be required to import the following goods from,
all countries irrespective of origin.
Class or Description of Gaoods
d yid lt Jams, Jellies and Marmalades.
/ Fruit juices, unfermented, whether
..l roien or not (including syrup and
natural honey flavours).
SHot pepper sauce.
S| Vegetable Oils (except castor oil and
tung oil).
SOther perfumed spirits
Hard soap in bars, blocks, slabs,
cakes and tablets used principally for
laundry washing.
Toilet soap in cake or tablet form
(including shaving soap).
Carpets, Floor rugs, mats, matting
of vegetable plaiting materials (in-
c eluding coconut fibre) not elsewhere
] :Furniture and fixtures including
mattresses, n e
SOilterwear other than knitted.
Tyres -- Remould, regrooved, re-,
capped or rcthread.
Competent Authority.
21 st September, 1972.

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Page Two T H E S T A R Friday, October 13, 1972

This two-page column will encompass what the late great Androcles
would have called 'a pot pourri' of ideas. During the past few days
it has been good to hear that the very young have received the full
glare of publicity.and attention; usually this is reserved for teen-
agers. But many of these young children might never have arrived
at teen-age status save for the humanitarian efforts of certain adults,
and we can name Mrs. Elaine Pringle, Sister Alicia, and many another
shy and obscure helper in the field of infant welfare among the res-
cuers. Canadians have played a big part in this, and this week has been
their wdek as well as the children culminating in Monday's Childrenb
Day. Only this week a woman friend of mine was stopped in Cork Street
by a thin harassed younger woman who cried out "take this little girl
into your home, I cannot care her!" I was among those who regretted
the disappearance of the Infant Jesus Home; forit't:obvious that mal-
nutrition is still ranmant, although national pride has forced many to
play it down.
Since I mentioned my predecessor in these pages A&drocles --
I'd like to remind you all that last April he was the first to start
off with'a $100 gift which he could ill afford -the fund for the
reinstatement of Mr. Gustavus Timothy, a distinguished old citizen
who had turned 85 years when his home and all his belongings were des-
troyed by fire near Marigot. The STAR sponsored the fund which reached
(I believe) over $2,000. So among the pleasant happenings of the week
I must record that Mr. G. Timothy, MBE, JP, who was deeply distressed
over the incineration of his precious medal, was invited to Government
House to 'receive a bright new replica of the MBE insignia. This has
made him very happy, Nonetheless, he has not yet received through the
Home Affairs Ministry the stamp to which he is entitled as a Justice of'
the Peace, with the aid of which he witnessed many a signature in his
home area, thus assisting a lot of local people. His original stamp-die,
was also destroyed by flames. It is pleasing to learn from Mr. Tim-
othy how every creed and class of Dominican supported the fire fund,
and of how his fellow Methodists gave generously from the Methodist
Superintendent, Rev. Athetton Didier ($100) to English Methodists such
as Rev. Geoffrey Gordon ($50 and valuable books) and Miss Mary Beswick
BA. onetime WHS Principal, 10. The Marigot Pastor and Congregation
$70 ... and countless others. Thus this splendid gentleman, whose ne-
glect by Government Androcles so deeply deplored, has been saved from
total destitution, and indeed seems livelier than ever.
The Leblanc Governments have had 12 years of Budgets. I am always
surprised at their inability to estimate the sums of money required for
maintenance. At first, when mechanical means were negligible, the
C. D. & W. and later O.D.A. (or, in fact, the British Government of the
time) did not make grants covering maintenance of roads and buildings.
Now they have altered their policy and make grants for new machinery
such as graders, stone-crushers and bulldozers. This of course merely
adds to the general confusion: machines require maintenance even more
than buildings and roads'
Economically anyway, 'capital intensive' producing in a country
where there is considerable unemployment or at least underemployment is
utterly wrong. From 1945 until 1954 roads were generally hand-built,
stones were laid by hand for foundation, chippings were laid in various
macadam grades, broken from rocks by hand (a painful operation) and
paid for by the barrel; tarrish and colas were used for sealing; and
which roads have cost the least in maintenance? Giraudel, Laudat and
Trafalgar. Even the old LaSoie road from Portsmouth to Marigot and on
to Deux Branches has stood up better than most of these wonderful wide
sweeping roads (comparatively so!) that are cut by 'Cats', allowed to
be used and to settle for some months, until they are scored and run-
nelled by rain (Cotinued on ae four)
(Continued on page four)

Fidy_,- .ter 13, 1972

Sfn va\ TH r. i \S-\ -H- E- S", R^-j.n S ifHW
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S iomlnica Banana Growers'
Apr ic?'ions _rm i i-dj Yro uita-
by v ^u-2:: .j person '"o r ;.- ;in:mesInt
to i-.t pc of terk Typ ~..,:1. i e O,.:,zince
ci a. n.
Cf :: Irmizica Banani irewrs A - ,A,

App!icans shoui possess at least
G. CL. '0' leve pas Eing:i-.i Langu-
ag.: wIhr qnali a i I a in Typing and
filng or competence in clerical and
stenographic work through several years
of experience.
The salary attached to, the post is
dependent on qualihicati.n and or exper-
.ence. Apphlcatioas staring ;.', educa-
dional aainmment and employment ex-
perience s h o u I d be addressed to the
General Maaager, Donm ,. Banana
G..wers Association a nd should reach
urim not later ha:n -;-;) :' .i:r 1972.

Genetra. Manager

G A R A E G -A,: A-G S'E R:"
Applicatious are i.avitedl for, tib a bove
positio-a. Applic.ns abuld oe 'top
quality mecEuauies, preferaaby qualif-
ied. AUillty to supervise woaere anLda
sor g- and admui&Titer garage opePration m
lt e*'eeaial. 4plica1t8 8nl.oiud.&alcs
nave matisfactory worri_ exe~1incep
*ia garage aniagestreat*
Age: 34 t 4() years, .
uood aiarzy a&.a benefits for ge rigahtv

4Appleiatioea statiLag qualifleations
and experi.eia*e and acco~jpaied cy tw o
tesimao.rlals anould oe adcdresae to:
Tne Manager, k.OJ.ox 21, Uoseau.

MORRI S iSo1 CAR No, 1027
Tel: 27(i, or 3294 /Work:.

SNow available:
Another- atsun
Another Winner

Looks fast, goes fast
Compact but roomy. And Lake all
DATSUNS, economical, sturdy and
Also available:
DATSUN 160, 1200o and 1306

See us today

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Page, Four THE STAR Friday, October 13, 1972

'ROADS AiD THE COST OF LIVING by John Spector (from page two)
The grader is pushed over them occasionally: they are then inadequately
'sealed' and topped off with a loose, and therefore dangerous, layer of
chippings. Often, then, a few miles of new road is triumphantly opened
by some politician as a masterpiece of engineering*
And what, one may ask, is wrong with that? THEY DOC'T LAST. Why not?
because they have no proper foundation, they are built in bits and
pieces, either because the money runs out or because the machines
break down, and above all they are not. properly ditched and culverted.
The camber (slope from side to side) originally designed is altered
by successive sweeps by unsupervised grader operators; culverts, if
put in at all, are put in the wrong places (the settling period should
theoretically show where culverts are needed) AND ~O DITCHES. Even
where there are ditches in the. older roads these are neglected -- I
have seen ditches in which dasheen is being grown causing water to, flow
across or under the road in heavy rain "
I find the British Government is largely to blame& Our engineers are
trained in England to use the most upo-date methods (i.e. those suitable
for temperate climates and scarce labour) so they ask that Development supplied for machines. I have seen pictures of dams being built
in India; earth is moved by hundreds of workers which one machine
could displace immediately; probably India has that machine, but where
the dam was being built iuthere lived hundreds of poor peasants: it was,
government policy to give, the people work for fair pay rather than use
a $200,000 machine with a $500 a month operator. The donor of grants
should lay down the policy that Labour Intensive methods'be used until
such time as the educational infrastructure should have been raised to
the technical standard required for efficient, regular planned main-
tenance, of machinery, roads: and buildings.
Have the Government any real fiscal. policy? From the handling of
customs and exise duties I should say not (except perhaps for some
vote catching). The largest amount of local revenue is raised through
import duties, yet the amounts of duty (usually ad valorm: and always
c.i.f.) is set (usually raised) without any social policy behind it
and often without debate in our Parliament. Some Minister, it seems,.
looks at the statistics of import values, sees a big figure in a col-
umn and says "double the dutyolnthat". Take, for instance., the duty
on vehicles: luxuries, many of them, conspicuous consumption, tax them
high and improve our balance of payments. But utilitaria. vehicles
such as trucks buses ard eeps could weltle voured with a -lower duty.
(Incidentally no higher civil servant is ever seen walking to work --
even if they .live only a couple of blocks away.) Having improved our
balance of payments with Germany, Japan and England, look around for
some more import money -savers. A few motor dealers might have to dip
into their savings, but I doubt it. In return duties on spare parts
for vehicles might be abolished: this is necessary to make our ageing.
vehicles still serviceable.
The public 'is really being taken for a ride by the casual way the
duties are changed, often with no excuse or perhaps CARIFTA. Govern-
ment uses a war-time emergency Act to raise duties by S.R.O. (a dec-
ision in Cabinet, promulgated in the Official Gazette). Taxation is a
matter which (especially in such a small place as this) should be
debated in the House of Assembly (not just on Budget Day) and increase
or changed duties publicised first before coming into force. If the
Shoe Party call that old Colonial Policy "democratic" the sooner they
are got out the better. They depress the value of our money (when did
we last get a Cost-of-Living figure?) and then wonder why Telephone
and Electricity Utilities want to put up their rates now and then'
(concluded on page 7)

T*m oavi aeca STA1y onessauc

Outt Ap MX rsd "IMu*f
d~eres &d Caweus for iweek ear. 3h day tf t 1972.
lNfw^> MW Cewu f~ew week sa# da: y of SgO. 1,197i.


of TWWk
& 7***

0 M-1-~

of request

ar owar*

untratrij t ry/ &Amise ar N <.;uct-, fol the isbe of l
St dSaysfAug ust Frst Ccrif.ste of Title in
i1972'. by hr Solicitor res. ot a portia of land as
I PArenit the 26 ti I i ire, r the Parish oO
y o pbteb Cilma A. M. !Lltany St trickk in the State of
92 t : 7 p- DCrr. ca. M at 6*06
a.q'dte ieqi and btounded M
'N tSh by a rwtes ,era i, ng fm air d of aEu nia

P. ~ra'r r the f4h e t G -6ad Foed, in tme Parih
day oi Sepnlmbar Gaa A DUapgay ot St. Davitd. in tbh State of
1972 at p.n. fDomca, cantati 13 i
Square iemt aad bouandd as
oarcth ty a Public Road and 'and c Price james
n utt y hards of Enkt Samuem ai Dpson Ga:,on;
!W4etB la !nd of Feuiis, Dailwy: east by a Public Rotad
J md Caveats for week and~ n 7i$ day of Octobe 1972.
ftge Re ted Parswa Presenteg Nature of request
whether a Certificate
of Titk of Noting
wO-R O far9gB

i sitd te the
iahs 4 SIpteB a
t^x rtni'

iWWalrdl bah
~Iy~a~icr Saitr
CillnY A.M.

*equetI far thr ie ue Vo a
Ff-si Certilca, ; of Titlk in
resrecr't ofa co'tiaJ f lasd n4 t
Si. Jo. .ph, : tht Parnh of
St. ja-Th ithe State of
Esurkwnai. sjboa ijM %i
square ic andi boaedaed as

I niarth a&at by ibmd J Wnakyty Piul
r8eth West by land of Wilftiod j)o
D|8a6 a _tk, Acting Registrar of Tities.
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M TE : Any person who destra s object tto the susolag of a
Cvaiife* of title eo the abotv application may enter a Cwoaw
Mn t0e ab*oe obfca witiAn six weeks from the date of the First
lippaf?-ice of c tis dtt 4 the STAA Newspaper publSished
SIs itiL State or from the dete when the note pr scribed by
lro wF beEat aered on any ewow or occupier of adfoiaaB g



hair to it

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G. C E, iEnghh o3 Equivafkn
Saar coimmrsenirate with Aibility,
Expericace aad Quaica,.ions.

Apply in writing tow
'EDkmiaica Cowut Products
P-. O. x I

The first consignment of ths range
Sof fine Cosmetics specially formulated for
,.- .-, ..-.... .-, .ur dark-skinned people has arrived.
i ,",'" :' ....- We shajl be stocking the complete
ranBge within the next few weeks.

S, A .-.ame to membere.
v4'q P'r DOMOR C
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Members of th: Roseau Co-.-.ert1ive
Credit Union Ltd. are inf'rke. rtat
the Credit Union will be ce.ebr-t.i: its
21st Anniversary during the pc'i ,di ith
October to 22nd October, i-2 I- fail
details of the pr6gramme w:l! he p Isied
at the Roseau Credit Union octf. anjd at
the reqpective out districts for tn.e
IjSati tio. of members.


Owe 3-Bedom Houf filly furnished with Ga.
tage at Fortue, one.mile from Town. Tele-

phone 2595 in daytime, or 3356 evenings.

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2S Acres Land For Sale at
Head of Picturesque Mahaut
Valley 1300 feet elevation with
river. 9 miles frona Roseau.
Ideal for Grapefruit Banana and
Residential Land. Good road
access. Also roadside House
Lots available in same area.
Write Land Sales,
P.O. Box 81-,
6oo,/, Roseau


Containing 41.712 acres
situate in the parish of St. John
Near Pormoutb

i Apply: ME.Charles
PFO.cs xau

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ao0sau catneral
.Alpt.4 ! CGmaz e
metwast ecapomma Vao3a

9. M

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Aglitam Unuruch Raneau 9. 00 a

large nuaera,
gt. q4 I"AAN AGER


1. 4448 square
Channel at
2. 1672 square
Scotts Head,



fetr on ihe Marmnicue
;cotis Head.
feet on the se aide a,

3. 3~3o6 acres at Mu&rae Suffierc.
Apply: M.E Charles
P.cOaox .u
-S,/1. Domraca.
Advertisements in The STAR

appeal to

people of


and action. Ask our Advertiers'

N 0 T I C E
Aspart of its fin:1onls fo)r ihe Cclebraa.n
of its 2I t Anniversary, iht: Credit Urn-;ij
will be organizing a picnic to Macouch-
erie on monday 22nd October. 197:.
Transportation will be free of charge and
arrangements for such will be made by
the Credit Union. Truks will be expect -
ed to leave the New Bridge at Roseau t '
1o.oo a.m. Members wil! however be re-
quired to provide their own meals and
drinks. Interested members ar: requesed
to register at the cice of ihe Roseau.1
Credit Union not later than 14th Octobc:
29th Septeaber F.M. DORtVAI..
st-/^t MANAGER

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Neaeaoa of "0* Ros* t*, 'o-op-a,,
Credit Uuioa Lt aspeial e;uareG<5e will mt held in McMw-
wmeoration or t"o creda.- u93on's 2lwt
AnBlwaEary o0 anuay lvus .fttoar,
19W72 at the followring pyri.a ara tara
~ Jrabg;~~BlsP~e~afs~~' O Qg,~d~~ ~96P~J ft"$b't '19hir


Friday, October 13, 1972

John Spector (fr.pD4)
The cost of living is not soaring
because of higher telephone rates
or electricity rates, it is going
up every time this Government adds
some more duty on some necessary
commodity or foodstuff. Let the
poorer.people know why their few
dollars and cents hardly keep body
and soul together: it is because
Government, Labour Government, can-
not get grMcts for repairing roads-
ill-made, for digging out silted-up
ditches and for. repairing improperly
serviced machinery (the P.W.D. yard
must contain tons of scrap iron);
so they have to scrape up the money
by stealth, by S.R.Os. putting up
duties all the time, adding on "Con-
sumption Taxes" etc. Those "Con-
sumption Duties" were supposed to
be on things imported from outside
the CARIFTA area which are manufac-
tured in that area. I wuld like
to bet that 9Q07 of the goods sub-
ject to Consumption Tax are not,re-
peat not, available as manufactured
or even part manufactured goods' in
the Caribbean. Another iniquitous
money-spinner for Government is put-
ting duties on the landed value of
goods when those goods, probably to
maintain a public service, are des-
patched by airfreight. A spare part
for a vehicle urgently wanted (say
for a truck which carries several
tons of bananas every week) will be
worth f.o.b. EC $10; airfreight adds
$20 and then Government puts, on with.
its taxes another 4-2 %. To get '
the truck on the road for banana-. .
day has cost .the peasant owner
$42475 instead of $10. : '

(Struggle of African Slaves against
Colonial France Haitian Revolt)
Based on the famous book of the
same name, by West Indian celebrity
C.L.R. James, a play will be broad-
cast this week-end which was first
produced in Nigeria, 1968. Listener's
in Dominica can hear it at 8.30 pm
from the BBC Sat.14th, or on
7.30 am. The drama charts the rise
and fall of Toussaint l'Ouverture,
tragic hero of the revolution whose
political and military genius smash-
ed the old slave society until his
attempts to come to terms with the
French cost his life. ******~:**

by G. B. Giraud
SFly, fly,
until your wings are weary.
Then lay you down
beneath the ground,
with earthworm adversary.
Flap your wings,
float and sport.
Flutter high
into the sky:
time is short.
Soon will flowers and earthworms
adorn your rotting wings.

Since August 18th Lennox passed
the final of a number of tests for
entry into the Mountview Theatre
College in North London. There he
is undergoing a well-balanced
course which will last two years
and includes mime, production,
movement, radio work and general
preparation for the different facets
of theatre be it stage, radio,
T.V. or films. He had to. learn and
act three parts and prove his abil-
ity in mime and improvisation be-
fore being accepted. Lennox says
his experience in Dominica "no
doubt did a lot to ensur emy pass-
ing of the entrance tests''.
Fiction : MA T I -T I'W 'E
by Cynthia' Watt
Ma Titine reckoned that she had
enjoyed an interesting and mixed-
up life so far..' For: ten years she
had been a poor but happy child.
Until fifteen she had tried,really
tried, to be a student, b4t events
and cash went against her. Prom
15 to 18 she had been chased by a
crowd of local boys;:Garge had won
the match. At 19 she was the mother
of Eurilla, and up to 25 she knew
sorrow and strain, for her two baby
boys had died, and all the while
she had had to work terribly hard
for they were still so poor. She
had learned the art of cooking with
sinTple materials so that everyone
smacked their lips. She thought she
had made Garge happy.., then he went
away, and so did her darling child,.
Finally she had become politicaland
the biggest day of her life was the
16th of December. (Turn to _. nie..

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Page ., Seven ----.-....


DEWHITE: Now Mr. Junior, why did you suggest we have an extraordinary Cabinet
JUNhIOR Well its like this Chief ... er ... er... to put it straight the
Government is broke.
DEWHITE: Broke? :You-mean broken? Are you all going-to resign on me?
ALL .. No chief, no chief. We know on which side our bread is buttered.
JUNIOR: Chief I didn't mean broken. I mean broke short of cash, hard up,
bankrupt. # .. -.
DEJHITE:(with apparent relief) Ahi I see. You mean you, my dear minister of
finance,. have run this country to ruin,
JUNIOR: Now don't go on like that chief. From the moment you started your
.big hand-out for. the last election we exhausted all our funds.
DEWHITE: So you are blaming me you ingratel And you call yourself an able
minister of finance when you cannot even _replace those funds in
two years?
JUNIOR:- Chief I am not quarelling but there'is no money for public spending,,
no money for civil servants' salaries, the banks wonst advance another
cent and worst of all perhaps before December there'll be no money
Sfor OUR salaries.
VOICES: Wh-a-a-t? We might as well resign now.- We not working for nothing,
JUNIOR: Patience gentlemen. Patience. I have a solution., Lt us raise more
SHERIDAN: No'sairea. my people already crying tax like fire. es.
JUNIOR: Wolt, Ut' o. us or 'them* Listen to my plan. Let us raise whisky so the
big man will pay, refrigerators which is a luxury for those who dontt
S.already bave-one-, motor cars and in fact here is my list.
DEWHITEt But we cannot do that. As Sheridan says people are:already crying.
Especially. now bananas are not paying. .....
JUNIOR: So whatJ Let them cry and when.they do we can always blame those
dumb merchants.
LITTLE JOHN:. That's a good plan Junior. So long as I can get my salary.
You-.know where my redhead is working and her tastes are getting s-9n-
UNCHRISTIAN: But chief that is not Christian.
DEWHITE: Neither-are you. When 'the pundit was giving you a bath was that
christian? You better shut up,
0C-0P-I: I. support .Uchristian chief. People are',bawling' on us. The other day
I was in 'the market and everybody was cutting me eye. Then one bold
woman she must have 'been Freedom' said, b'Eh ben, zort Labar bureauu.
Then all those arouiid me said "C'est sa moin''a trouv6. Yo ka bat nou
": opis liann nous meme."r Chief, I disappeared.
SEERIhAlIT: Chief we cannot give the poor more punishment again.
DEWHITE :, *;Well when we were very poor we talked about the poor. But now, let
the, or the very poor look after their poor. I support'..Junior.
Saise the. damn taxes -so.we can get our salaries. Those who have no
bread let them eat cake.. As for me I dont1 think I can stand this any
longer* Come January I shall retire and call an election.
UNCHRISTIAN: What about -me chief?
DEWHITE: Garcon, sauve qui peut malhereux qui pris.
Many of us have a small area where There is -really no true form for a
we can plant without too much restrict- 'tropical' garden. And so it can take
ion. Here are a few suggestions for re- all sorts of forms, but it -s usually a
newing your garden or planting it for mistake to try to copy too much from a
the first..time. It seems that some of picture of a garden which was built in
the nicest-gardens are not necessarily a totally different climate, because
very large, but in their own way'suit of the dissimilarity of plant materials.
the house,, have been well placed., and But luckily ire hAve many plants which
are well cared for: there is one very bloom throughout, ahd when massed to-
small garden I 'have seen'which is oom- gether, can form a luxuriant growth
posed entirely of flowers no shrubs which is a good basis for gardens in'
and it is beautiful.' this climate. (Continued on page 10)

. Friday.,October 15, 1972

Page Eight


Friday, October 13, 1972

SpLerations started on Saturday,
9th June, 1951 at Park House (now
Vocations'Class Rooms of St.Martins
*School) by kind permission of the
late Bishop'James Moris; foundation
members elected to serve on the 3
main committees were:
Board of Directors:. Messrs. J.J.
Robinson, P es., Bob Severin,Vice
Pres., Edward D. Elwin Secretary.
Miss Alice Wyllis, Treasurer; and
Mrs. Abbott Shillingford. Then the
Credit Committee: Messrs. W.O. Sev-
erin & Paul I Labad; Mrs. Wilfred
Shillingford. Sup:.ervisory Cttee:
Mesrrs. Winfred A. Joseph & Pat
Shillingford; Mrs.Achille Pinard.
Sister Alicia was appointed
Chairman of the meeting and Miss
Alice Wyllis Recording Secretary,
Beginning Slare Capital was$228.25.
The Society has grown.and devel,
hoped steadily over the years, and
can now boat of a membership from
all walks of life in Dominica of
5,300-people with Shares amounting
to $1,280,000. Well over 7,500
people (members and ex-members) in
Roseau and the branches at Bellevue
Chopin, Piclelin, Morne Prosper,
Trafalgar a4d Watton Waven) have
been granted loans totalling
$5,400,000 io date, to help them
to improve, their social and econom-
ic conditions. Among the purposes
for which loans have been granted
(a) to meet everyday living eXpen-
(b) repairing, improvement and
building of dwelling houses';
(c) High School and University
- (d) Acquiring land and developing
agricultural holdings;
'(e) Trade "Tools and machinery -
motor, vehicles' -.....**
The granting of loans for prod-
uctive or provident purposes-is by
no means the only service offered
Members. The Credit Union offers.
them a convenient means of saving
(even small amounts like 25 cents)
for some 'rainy day', thereby en-
couraging thrift. But above all,
it offers members one of the most
effective means of helping one an-
other, and proving "the practicab-
ility. of ..the brotherhood of men".
The Credit Union idea was born
well over a century ago in the mind
and heart of a. small-town German
Mayor. The atmosphere of its birth
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MA TITIiE (continued from p. 7)
Reuben meanwhile woke up in
.the middle of the night and lay
back on his huge bois-flot pillow
-with the fancy case. his late mother
had embroidered, thinking of his.
romance with Titine. "She is shore
one hell of a gal still she have
me stringing along an she doan make
up she mine yet.. I will tackle her
again come de morning. She love to
go to pictures an Harlem! Well I
goin take her to Harlem tomorrow.
Awee goin ack like teenagers..."
Around ten o'clock he presented
himself at Tit-ine's home. She was
sitting on her porch, fanning her-
self with a marvellous old relic
of a silk fan covered with nude
Japanese ladies. She seemed to
greet him rather coldly. "Reuben,
de touris trade dead? You doan
.have work to do dese days?"
"I come to clean de car for you,"
he said gallantly.
"De sun too hot," she said, re-
lenting. -And she held out a jug.of
lime and orange squash. "No strong
as yet," she remarked. "Have plenty
ice. Cool yourself "
Reuben flopped into the basket
chair. "Titine de lime squash will
reallyL cool down de heat, but it.
woman cool down my love."
"Doan give me any ble talk,"she
replied. "Is serious I serious to-
S"An me too," Reuben said solemnly.
catching on. "I tinkin of Arin.An
Viet Nam. An Enoch Powell. An cost
of living. An Guvment."
CREDIT UNION.(from col ,) was famine
among the farmers. Debts of epidemic
proportions, and unscrupulous money-
lenders were taking all that the
farmers owned. Deeply troubled by
the suffering of his people,'Mayor
Raiffeisen appealed to.the wealthy
citizens, for aid; ..but their help was
inadequate,, and soon beq ne unrel-
iable. This was the time'for the
dawn of a new idea, and. it came to
him in those troubled, times an idea
that the people couldrovercome their
common problem of poverty by pooling
their meagre savings and lending from
that pool to each other at a low rate
of interest. This was..the Credit Un-
ion idea born out of human desper-
ation which has now become a way of
Life to millions of people all over
the world.
THE STAR congratulates the CO-OP-

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Page.' Ten

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Friday,October 13, 1972

FOOTBALL: The; oca-Cola Cup Final
match ended in an exciting draw last
Saturday: final score 2-all. Replay
is on Sunday. The playing-area was
completely circled by enthusiastic
football fans,, who on occasion obstrue
ted play. Spartans scored first mid-
way in the first half of a lofted free
kick by Vivian Rena who found the waLt-
ing head of, Lehnox-Emmanuel -.who but-
ted into an empty 'goal. At. the inter-
val,., score was 1-nil,: inh'Spartans hr va.
Soon after resumption, a long-loft-
ad shot taken by Harlem Rovers Brian
iPters .just onside the half line found
P. Horsford, Spartabns' goalkeeper, mia
judging badly: the ball fell right un-
der the cross far into the goal. A
Spartans move five minutes before the
end climaxed with Emmaanuel shipping &
pass to Dana Hurtault on the right he
was forded to push'the ball forward
and chase after it, being tackled de-
tqrminedly from an angle to the goal
-by a Harlem defence man. ITirtault (on with a beautiful" shot passed
C.Aaron in the goal, who stood no
chance of having it. Harlem Rovers
not to be easily beaten attacked
all-out and with seconds to spare, a
throw-in by H.Emmanuel found C.Augus-
tus, who sped dowi the left wing and
shot a left-footer across the'goal to
the ever-scoring Irwin Benoit, who
kicked past the body of horsford into
.Jhj nets. ,.Wild jubilation ensued and
'oi "over a'minute' the field was sub-
merged by exhi 'arateA Iarlem fans.The
match ended moments 'after the kickoff.
SECOND PDIVISjION': .The Schools S .M .A.
& D.,GD.St got'p9ints in their matches
against Spartans and Paragons respec-
tively. Spartans failed to field a
a teadm pending the Coca Cola cup fin-
als the following dayi.'" nDGS whipped
Paragons 40 .in an unbalanced encoun.
ter: goals came from Michael Darroux,
Jeffrey Lawrence, Algernon Lawrence
and Lloyd Thomas.
match saw Halcyon and Celtics United
play to a 2-2-draw. Hal6yon who'began
with 9 players and ended with 7,scored,
first early in the 2nd half, and equal-
ized for Celtics .when a free kic% de-
flected againt them. Celtics led when
D.Ddwhurstls lobbed shot beat the goal
keeper. Halcyon scored their second
goal -when Patrick Pembertoh's'solo run
eluded-two Celtics defenoemeh,going
past LoblackAs right into.the nets.
.(nex colun; I

GARDEN CORfER. from page eight
one thin -n do.not separate your
pla ins pec by piece .M that each plant
becomes isolated unless you want a gar-
den of sp cimn~e. o are ine ineestedin
ctanoly Buz.e ns ro uped toerthan i
mass yout can achie ofood eTear nd
so form what is really tropical. A. lok
at the forests will show how plants left
to themselves, mass together and inter-
lock, and the result is tropical .Vnhilea
you don't want to crowd your plants out,
it is better.'.to locate them in desig- '
nated spaces., and leave free areas en-
between. This gives the beginning of a
garden rather than a miscellaneous col-
ection of plants. And it is surprising
how you will start noticing'each plant
within its group, its bloom, and state
of health when it is placed near another
of its type.
A good rule.of thumb is to placo sado
loving plants near. together 8su i arly
sunloving ones. 'Fo3iage' plants such
as ferns, caladiums etc. generally do
Well near-uto ether, where shrubs like
roses need- .teir.- own special place and
attention. Large. shrubs mixed in with
medium-sized ones do better than if
placed' next to small flowers, which be-
come lost. And..beds of, dtasies* marigolds
etc. are a delight if they too are left
to show to their best advantage.
Planting things anywhere doesn't mean
they wont grow, but lacing them in
groups, with their counterparts, means
that thoy will showi to their bost adv'an-
tage, and be a real source of enjoyment.
OTHER AiJEWSBRIEFS: C1prk of Assembly
Mrs. Mario Davis'Pierre is acting as
Sec. td CPA Commonwealth meeting in
Malavwii Africa. Jeff Charles of Radio
Dominica off"to CBU meeting and then to
Nairobi, Kenyai UGANDA has expelled
the British High Commissioner.*TRIHIDAD
has expelled Dr. am. Riviere or UTI &E
D/ca protests from local Black Power
movement and students.', The Queen was
insulted and booed at Stirling University
Scotland "as -a protect against the mon-
archy" but 600' students revolted ag-
ainst the ioude behaviour qnd expressed
dissension. A high FVench Diplomat
was seriously injured when US planes'
bombed Hanoi protests and apologies.
To T.G.Gordon writer of "Black Plea" -
your. verses arrived laie on Press day.s
come in and 'see usj -_

Paragons vs.Spartans* the teams played
to a one-cll draw, with goals in the
dying stages of" tle' match (Spartans
J. Defoe got one, deflecting off a Par-
agon defenseman past ;saac into goal.
After'a break due to trouble in the
field, Paragon i 'i n all-put effort got
their equalizer through Norman Dorival.
The Gillette Registe'matches so far
have been very exciting, producing ex-
tra thrills in the way of fights. Cup
is competed for at 1st Division level.

Printed & Published by the Proprietor, R.E. AJljrey o of C a.Ll Mill House
at 26 Bath Road, Roseau, Dominica W.I.

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