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

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Mrs. Jane 10iwltal,^

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House Of Assembly

It is now required of every citizen desirous
of attending sessions in the Hoiise of Assembly
that he or she should carry a pass
Intelligent Iisteners feel that this ra
hollow and was just a re-hash of promises
and statermenws.
The Chamber was too small and the bear-
iing imperfect so far. The debate will take
piace on Mon. Dec. 4.

by & Moise
Soufim e Eta is pluned uso P
Hon. A. Moise, and he is asking The A -
ity "to give Maagement a wai g".

A. Moise

/Praise for PMH

The Priwcess Margaret
Hlspiti has an occasion been
criticized in tw past i is otly
right that when one i treated
wel it should be mad-e known
I was ceaty ain the hospital
for eight days with a sBrious
complhunt, I cannoAt find words
to express m) gratitude for the
excellent tri-ement whic 1
r#eived go FN a


St. tKTTS MiniAstr of Comm. & Wor~s
ITm a Grasee r aek this O e4o-e
net late to give Wp hie **at IA tthe
Sumae. Bwrtaiu will ive aso mo
aid to Uganda Vei present ecatreLts
eadl.5be has no rePRemtative there4*
!VLgptj ad IISH re are go ia oA
a --ao actal and ia s lht yet.

Linda Griffin of CH.S. cam fust.
She wine an exp0os-pald trip to
Triaidad. JOhn Juo.Pimn D.G.S.)
was second, and won YO; tkrd
caw A= Jaws alas of C.ta.a,wh
wo" 9o. fotr ta, fifth anad 6ta
priase went to Norw*n Joan C.,E
R.i.A. Is Blamc (DI) and A
nnd Eooinaon also D.G.8. 2s
essays were eautearw ext week
we asall print a Mational pris
essay by Joan Roberts, daughter
of our late best colmBist.

Ise =n have agreed on freesA of oveamatw
aad land-pirehae aivlges between their Stea

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ALL SHALL EAT by John Spector
The radio told us how our young people who visited Venezuela as
guests of that State recently were impressed by the machine gun posts
in the presidential palace there. Did they get back in time to see the
parade of force at Castle Bruce last Sunday, when posses of Police, De-
fence Force and even Cadets were co-opted to guard the Leblanc Party
Convention? Dictators always have to have armed force to support them
in the retention of power, but would-be dictators will find that armed
force does not necessarily make them dictators or life presidents (which
no doubt they.would like to be), as long as there are hundreds of free-
dom loving-people to oppose and to open the eyes and ears of the people
to the evils.of dictatorship-by-ignorance.
Was the.'Labour Conference' a Big Success'? There were undoubtedly
over 3,000 people at the..Freedbm Party conference in friendly Grand Bay
last June.. Therefore the estimates otf.the LLP convention or AGM as it used
to be'c-alled had 'io' equal or top that, or prestige of the rulers would
fall' Undoubtedly truckloads of people, especially from the north,passed
by the house where I spent the week-end near Marigot; some were out for
the vep, some were politikers, some were seizing the .chance to join in
the First. Communion celebrations in that troubled area. As much is d~.
eatared in" the Government Rag, which admitted that the travellers "scat-
tered in every direction throughout Castle Bruce", although the crowd
capacity of the small hall was vastly overestimated and the nearby out-
side listeners had to strain their ears to learn .what was going on.
It is a fact that -the proceedings were not looked upon with satisfaction
by many, many families at Castle Bruce.
But let us get down to EATING. Even before the convention took place,
we learned from reliable sources that quantities of fresh meat were being
.stored inaexecutive refrigerators for the event, and cases of drinks were
being ade available by high-up party supporters. All this was the bait.
"There- was food galore," said the self-same Govt. rag,"but the crowds,
estimated-in the thousands, was too much. A police contingent, attempt-
'ing understandably to control a crowd without provoking an incident,were
overpowered and over-exberxBt supporters disorganised service plans. We
understand that while some enjoyed many plates, others have not yet been.
Brother, that's one of the first truthful things we have ever read
.in your organ, Others have-not -yet been fed. Yet ALL SHALL FAJ! If
the Leblanp 3 bur Party cannot organize fair distribution of food at
its yearly bang-Up 'atherings, how-does .it expect to organize fair dis-
tribution of jobs, or food,'or land, or opportunity? By calling in the
police... who in this instance were overpowered? So that's all right,but
what of the Police who behaved with creditable restraint during the Dec.
16 glory, and suffered for it afterwards?
The Police were invoked again during the first stages of the Premier's
vernacular address. According to a friend who was in thelall, he threat-
ened to get Police aid or stop speaking if murmurers did not shut up.
Perhaps,however,at Castle Bruce he got the message. Some Dominicans are
hungry. Others are greedy.
The Throne Speech: I listened to the broadcast of this statement of
policy on Wednesday night. There was little recognition of the.existence
of hungry people in it, and only faint recognition that there are unem-
ployed people in this State. For the rest, it is mostly a rehash of old
.promises. I was glad to hear the words that some positive action in the
new year on the development of a national park in the high rainfall for-
est area would be taken; but earlier on I heard the ominous news that
the timber industry would be revived. Do these two statements tally? I
very much doubt it. The speech was delivered by H.E. the Governor in a
squeezed up atmosphere unfavourable to public hearing, with bad micro-
phone arrangements, I am told by those who applied for tickets of entry.
There more to say on this subject after the debate next Monday.

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Friday, December 1,1972

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M A BLE a... A Short Story based on Fact by LENNOX HONYCHURCH
Paul Preston shuffled the scattered papers on the desk into some
sort of order, flashed a smile at the pretty young announcer behind the \
console and strolled out of the studio. It was always a relief to get
over with the final newscast of the week despite the excitement of com-
piling them to a deadline. He stepped into the blazing West Indian sun-
shine and walked casually towards the centre of town. Country trucks,
sagging with people, soft drinks, mattresses, codfish, chairs, bedsteads
and empty vegetable baskets groaned past him with their radios blaring
joyfully away. He made his way between other trucks parked near the old
market. Boys were strapping luggage onto the vehicles while passengers
clambered in and big women compressed themselves into their bench-seats.
He could hear children calling out: "Paul Preston! Paul Preston!" --and
then hiding so as not to be seen. Women deep in gossip would follow him
with their eyes and someone would say:
"Eh, Eh, dat is Paul Preston den. Well papa, is only now I know."
Here and there Paul stopped to talk to someone he knew or chat with
others who had called him. One of them was a large cheerful woman from
Grand Bay. She introduced herself as 'Mable's auntie'.
"You doan know Mable? De girl you always Used to make jokes wiv by
Ma Rollo shop? Well she going to confine next week."
"What? But the girl is not more than fifteen."
"She shouldn't have children so young. I'm sure she can't even pro-
vide for the child on her own." He felt uncomfortable to be so censorious.
"Well I doan know about dat." She grinned. "But she tell me to tell"
you dat she want you for de godfadder." The truck had started itsBengine
and was slowly beginning to move. "What for me to tell her?" Mable's
auntie called urgently.
"Tell her I 11 ... Tell her I'll think about it..."
As the truck disappeared Paul turned and started towards Lagon, an
area of town that fascinated him. It was here that one could feel the
pulse of Roseau beating and sense the drama and the harsh realities of
West Indian life. Small rumshops, leaning against each other for support,
flourished in the area. Here one could perceive vibrancy and life and at
the same time poverty and despair, yet there was always the feeling of
movement and colour.
Ma Rollo ran one of these enterprises. It seemed to specialize in
everything from kerosine to toilet paper, rolls of which hung like dec-
orations from the ceiling. The shelves were cluttered with tins, bottles
and other merchandise. The counter was occupied by a jumble of cases and
jars displaying cakes and sweets. Ma Rollo herself seemed permanently
lodged in a chair crammed between a cask of white rum and unopened cases
of codfish. From there she ruled the shop, gossilppdwith friends and
directed the four of her many grandchildren who appeared to do all thewcek.
Her face was radiant with welcome as she saw Paul enter the shop.
"My dear, I wonder what wind blow you heah? Is jus' because my shop
doan have scandalthat you doesn't visit me nowadays!" Paul laughed and
scotched himself on a barrel of salted pig-snout. After talking together
for a while about nothing in particular he asked Ma Rollo:
"You heard about Mable?"
"No," she replied. "But you isthe newsman, give methe beff." Ma
Rollo's eyes widened and her head nodded up and down slowly as Paul re-
lated what he had heard.
"I had tell Them so! I had warntheml" she exclaimed. "Why you think
I sen' Mable back to her mother at Grand Bay? Because she was walking
among River Street-like vermin self I am her grandmother but I cannot
control a girl like that' Even those boys I feeding doan give trouble
like her. They doan work, they come in the yard and play domino.and smoke
their mariewarner and eat my food, but at least they respect me as their
"I can see your point," Paul said, adding (as if he was quoting from
a social welfare talk he had reported over the air): (Concluded on p.,9)

Friday,December 1, 1972

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-this time by: Marie Davit Pierre N 0 T I C E .
I heard so much about the play Jeaus Fertilizer is now available at
Christ Super-Star that I took the oppor- the following Boxing Plants where
tLnity whilst passing through London on i sues can be made on Mondays and
.r way from Malawi to view it. The per- esdays from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. and
former are young people in their early uea from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. ad
and late twenties, as can be gleaned 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Blenheim
from the Souvenir brochure and Libretto Hodges
of which I have a copy. They should, I Londonderry
think, be commended for their creativity Marigot
in the lighting and stage effects -which Castle Bruce
were simply outstanding, far above what Rosalie
I have ever seen; in fact a product of Geneva
the technological and scientific achieve Layou Park.
ments of the present era.
The scenes which I found very effect- Supplies of Fertilizer and other
ively done were first the triumphant en- material are also available as usual
try of Jesus into Jerusalem. There was from the Association's central ware-
nothing elaborate about this, jist a few house at Goodwill which is opened for
bands of red and white cloth manipulated business daily Monday to Friday from
in such an artistic manfier as to give 8*30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to
the effect of triumph. The nexttscene was 4 p.m. and Saturday 8,30 a.m.-12 noon.
the betrayal of Christ and its "effect on The Portsmouth warehouse, Bay
Judas. ILre we saw Judas, a prisoner of Street,will be opened for business on
his conscience, who could hot escape Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only
from his guilt no matter where he turned from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Another scene was Herod and his harlots to 4 p.m. V. T E
which was so well conceived that it held GENERAL MANAGER.
one in amazement. During the flogging of G RJ MA.*NAGER.
Christ, it was interesting to see the (SUPER-STAR) THe iMesn.
formation of a pattern of red squares To portray the life of Christ in this
which lit up at each stroke of the whip. manner makes one come to the conclusion
Judas hanging himself was camouflaged be- that there is a sPiritual vacuum in the
hind a dazzling lighting effect and last- life of man today, which has made him
ly the death of Jesus on the Cross was regard very lightly the more serious things
portrayed by the opening of the stage of life and so in the play we see man
and the slowly unwinding and gradual posing the following questions with re-
appearance of the cross iith the body of guard to Christ Who are you? Did you
Christ on it. This was truly wonderful mean to die the death of the Cross? Is
to behold. It would certainly not be a your death meant to be a record breaker?
surprise to me if this play got the awar ..**showing culpable ignorance of the
of the year. facts by saying "IoT6I don't get me wrong,
But a play is not to be seen only in I only want to knolw."
the light of a masterpiece of scientific Well it is not surprising to see man
presentation; there is something which in this dilemma, because of the present
is of more importance and that is the system of education which spirals around
lyrics combined with the moral of the scientific and technological advancements
play. Jesus Christ Super-Star fell very thereby edging out of existence Christian-
short in this respect. Our Saviour was ity which is not based on materialism but
looked upon as a mere superman, the spir on faith, nurtured in infancy to spring
itual side of his nature being left in 'up like the growing mustard seed.
oblivion. Hence we saw the portrayal of After seeing such a presentation of the
Christ's love for Mary Iacgdalehe in a life of Christ, I can only conclude by
more worldly sense. Christ is seen as one saying that the spiritual vacuum that
uncertain of His own destiny, not knowing exists today is a direct result of
the'reason for His coming on earth as science and technology being taught in
man, and not willing to sacrifice his schools ad aelp where in isolation rather
life. All this is put to the rock and than in correlation with Christianity.
roll type of music, the music which is IHarie Davis Pierre.
used today for gyrating every part. of FROM A FELLOj EDITOR (Trinidad)
the body, freeing it of all inhibitions; We much appreciate an early Christmas
and this is in direct contrast to the card which tolls the STAR "keep up the
meek Christ, who came to gyrate the soul good work of fighting back the wave of
with the fire of his love and to mortify ana rhy that threatens to engulf our
darling Dominica.

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Priday,December 1, 1972

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Light and Heavy Duty, 2v. FDC CaZs
aud Trucks also ext dut
Battexies for lndastrial Paipts,
dThe well-known Evet-= Nadu
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3d, Eercise Books of 3a1 kinds ind "
S ing square and double lims.

2nd and .rd Items are
Wholesale and Retail


of Christmas

whatever vmo taste
Dominica Distilleries
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ces and carpeting by the yard, 6fi
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Friday December 1, 1972 TH H STAR Page !iine
"'If people continue having children at the rate they do now,
Dominica will have big problems in the future."
"I doan know about that," she retorted. "As far as I know God will
provide. Those that can have children, let them have. But what really
getting me vex is that girl Mable. I.m sure she have some Kaypassa gang-
boy as the father:"
Three weeks later Paul was sitting at a desk in the radio station
trying to make a long-drawn-out Government release sound simpler for
the sake of the average listener. A door opened and one of the announ-
cers struggling under a pile of records burst into the room.
"There's a craft of youap there that wants to see you"' he said.
laughing as he disappeared into the studio. Paul smiled and got up. A
craft of yours'could mean any female from a primary schoolgirl asking
for help with her homework to an aging woman seeking advice on some
subject or other. When he stepped into the next room however, he was
surprised to see who sat waiting for him. It was Mable. .
She was huddled on a chair near the door, her eyeballs looking heavy
beneath their sagging lids and her hair bulging untidily under a small
strav hat. Paul moved towards her.- They shook hands.
"Mable, how are you?"
1"So so. "
"I see you have had the baby, what was it?"
"A girl."
"You're not happy about it?"
"I doan know."
Paul heaved a sigh and sank down next to her. "Mable, tell me what
is wrong." She turned her eyes away from him and after a long ppuse
said softly; "I want you to help me out with some money. Even if you
can't be the godfather I doan mind, but I need a little help for the
Paul thought for a while. Then: 'What about the fella?" Mable shrugged.
"He isa a police, but they transfer him to somewhere in the north a
few months ago. Anyway," she continued, "I doan believe he want me again
although he had promise to send a little something at month-end."
Paul sucked his teeth :methodically for a while, then slowly pushed
his hand into his pocket.: He felt some coins and a note. He pulled the
note out. It was five dollars. Hesitating, he sighed and pressed the
money into Mable's small hand. Gradually she looked up at him and for
the first time there' was a hint-of a smile on her face. "I had a feeling
.you would give- me a little help," she said almost happily as she got up
- to leave.
"There seem to be a great many people who .have that feeling," Paul
grinned. As. he watched her leave (clutching the five *Dllar note in one
hand and a tattered plastic bag in the other) he couldn't help worrying
that she would spend the money"on baby ribbon, lace and drinks for the
christening party before any essential things for the baby itself."Poor
girl," he thought as his eyes followed her down the street, "she does
not yet know how to take care of her own life, much less that of someone
Less than a month later Paul visited Ma Rollo at her shop. The old
woman sat in her usual place next to the' rum cask waving her hands about
in conversation. "Papa., they have some people that lucky I haven' die
yet. Lemme tell you, I have eight children taking care of. I sen' them
to school, I feed. them, make them to be adult, God will have taken me
already but I hope they will stan' up and remember that it was their
grandmother who fathered them."
"That is true, you know*" Paul burst in. "There was a Jamaican woman
who wrote a book once and she made the point that in many cases in West
Indian society it is the mother or the grandmother who bears the full
burden of bringing up the children."
Ma. Rollo was just about to reply when there was a shout from the front
of the shop. "Well how are things soul sister You coming back to Roseau?
Grand Bay not groovy enough?" Paul and Ma Rollo turned their heads
towards the door,. (Final paragrahs on -page 10)

Pag~~ Ten THZ~- STA -iiyDeee 1, 197

S*** S*T*A*R*S*P*O*R'T*S Morchrist
FOOTBALL: Dominica's Dismal Failure
Tho present Popham football tourna
ment now being St. Lucia be,
tween Windwards Islands teams indic-
ates that the Dominica team has failed
--every Dominican who follows the local
football league is most"miserable. *
They lost their first two matches to
Grenada and St.Vincent 2-1 in each
instance, and remain to play St.Lucia
(which has defeated St. Vincent and
Grenada 2-1 and l-nil respectively on
the way, to the championship). The
1st match of the tournament was be-
tween Dominica and Grenada (finalists
in the previous contest, which Domini
ca won). Grenada scored first in the
13th minute through Maguire, and 4
minutes later from Iharbin, but Domin-
ica cut down on the lead some 6 mins.
later through Desmond Dowhurst but
failed to score again for the rest of
the match. Against St. Vihncent the;
scored first (well into the 1st half)
but failed to maintain their lead whe
St. Vincent scored twice after the in
terval through Davis (66th & 88th min
StLucia in their first match muf-*
fed many early chanceo- against St* V.
and paid when in the 36th main. St.V's
first corner kick (a beauty taken by
R. Boucher) bounced from off the back
'of St. Lucia's goal.'-. Lucia stren-
gthaned their attacks and soon got th
.equalizer, a well-placed shot by Pol-
ius; they' stormed to victory when a
beauty from CloW~.on left St.Vincentb
Soso groping. I St. Lucia's other
success (against Grenada) came off th
lone goal scored by Clo-idon which lef'
Roberts sprawling across the goal in
the 87th minute.
Thus at the end of four matches,
with each team having played two mat-
ches) St. Lucia led with 4 points.
Grenada & St. Vincent 2 points each,
and Dominica nil. This afternoon (Fri.
Grenada plays St. Vincent, and to-
morrow (Sat.) Dominica plays St.Lueia
in the deciding match'. All the mat-
ches were rain-affected.
CRICKET: Granites & Colts D R A W -
In a 2-day cricket match played at
Pte Hichel between these two teams,
both of Pte Michel (ITov.25-26), the
teams played to an'exciting draw;Colt,
last pair having to bat for half an
hour to stave off defeat. Scores:
Granites, 86/8 dec". and 211/4 dec.
Colts 87 and 181/9. _. .
Miaholas of Warner. Good planting)

Fiction: ILA TITIIE by Cynthia Watt
"t1y has your ticket yet?" asked
Baby. "I doan go cinema nowaday,"said
Ma tltine "ITot sence I qu-rrol wid Reu-.
ben." 'lToo, I mean ticket for House of
Assembly i Johnson house," said Baby..
"WHATI" cried out Titinea "You mean I
goin' pay to. zit and watch John Royer
doanl speakih'? You madl What is'disi
"No, is free," Baby said sourly."Any-
how do objeck of ticket is to keep out
anybody who troublesome."
"Well, I troublesome, sgo I bettah
keep out for de 'time bein"', countered.
Titine. She was depressed. She had re-
ceived a letter from Puerto Rioo saying
that "Unknown Friends"' were coming to
see the lovely National Park Genelia
and Baby and herself had made in and
around the town of Roseau. And the
vexation was that whiqp they slept,
officials and labourers' had out all
the trees down. Government had received
complaints that bird songs had wakened
up its friends and supporters too early
in the morning. Others complained that
insects and butterflies were too plen-
tiful. Still others complained that
children were climbing the trees. So
the whole scheme had vanished like a
dream, and truly Titine wondered if she
had not dreamed it all up. One day she
had woken up to see ..the whole place
flat and bare except ibr part of the
Botanical Gar4@ns. Meanwhile Rouben had
crept up. "Is Titine want de man from
Puerto to stay wid her,"he accused.
(Continued next week) . .

Printed & Published by the Proprietor, Robert E. Allfrey of Mill House,
Copt Hall, at 26 Bath Road., Roseau, D o min i c a West Indies. ***

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a,' Short Story : MABLE (fr p,9)
-by Lennox Honychurch
There on the threshold, with a small
bellowing baby tucked in one arm and a
suitcase*in: her'other hand, stood Iable.
There ias a heavy silence.
"Grannie Ro?" liable ventured at last,
"Grannioe Ro I come to beg a favour. My'
mother sen me out. We quarrel.,I come to
ask a little shelter."Ma Rollo's eyes
met Paul's.
'"What for me to do?" She shrugged."I
have a duty". Then turning to I-lable,sho
said '!CZhild, go in the room you will see
cardboard and a piece of mattress under
my bed, I believe we will fit in." For
the first time in his life Paul saw Ma
Rollo get out of her seat. She shuffled
behind Nable towards the room at the
back of the shop where she slept. Then,
hesitating for a moment in the doorway,
she turned around, /
"Paul if you ever' meet the V'oman
that wrote that book you mention, shake
her hand for me."

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Friday,Decenicer 1, 1972

Supplement T H E S T A R Friday, December 1, 1972

A 16-man Dominican State Football Team, with Mr. Havis Shillingford
as Manager/Coach and Oliver Joseph and Vivian Rene as Captain and Vice-
Captain respectively, left the State on Friday 24th November to defend
its championship title in the 1972 Football Popham Tournament to be
staged in Castries, St. Lucia from the 25th November to 2nd December.
With an average of 25 years, this is perhaps the youngest state rep-
resentative team ever, and with over six weeks intensive training the
team appears to be about 45% fitter than it was last year when it won the
Championship here.
On the eve of their departure in a closed-shop session, the team was
addressed by the Chairman of the DASA Football Committee, Mr. Gillette
Registe, and the State Coach, Mr. Havis Shillingford. Both speakers em-
phasized the importance of a disciplined team, team-work and the infinite
necessity of capitalizing on every available opportunity provided.
Further emphasis was laid on the usual high moral standard expected of
the team as ambassadors of this country. The team was very responsive
when informed of the various sources of contribution without whom the
tour would not have been possible.
However, on behalf of DASA, the 1972 State Football Team and the
people of Dominica, I wish to place on record the sincere thanks and
appreciation for the generous[ contribution of central government, the
many firms, unions and individuals as listed below who responded to our
solicitation and made this tour at all possible.
Our sincere thanks to the St. Lucia Football Association for contrib-
uting 55% of the hotel expenses a most worthy and excellent gesture
which should not pass without the desired merit.
To all of you I can only say congratulations and thank you, and trust
that the State team will in no uncertain manner identify its purpose inl
St. Lucia and so justify the generous efforts of all concerned by retain-
ing the championship. CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED:
Government $1,700.00 : Dominica Coconut Products $ 242.50
Waterfront & Allied) Belfast Estate Ltd. 242.50
Workers' Union ) 78.00 Bata Shoe Store 20.00
Cable & Wireless 25.00 Chamber of Commerce 200.00
Mr. Stafford Shillingford 20.00 Dominica Safaris 20.00
Picard Estates Ltd. 10.00 Mr. Anthony White 5.00
Geest Industries (WI)Ltd 20.00 Roseau Presbytery 10.00
W.B. Edwards 10,00 A well wisher 2.00
Pinard Equipment Co. 10.00 Elias Nassief 20.00
Hanna Raffoul 5.00 Well-Wisher 2.00
Chairman Football Committee, Dominica Amateur Sports Association.
NEW YORK FAMILY'S TRAGEDY ... ."What colour was the boy?"
A few weeks ago in the Bahamas (as reported by the Nassau press) a
little boy named Birdell Thurman arrived at the Sheraton Hotel with his
mother, three aunts and three cousins, to stay for a week. Next day the
women went up to their rooms leaving the four children round the pool
shortly before lunch. The poolside barman received a switchboard call at
1.30 p.m. He said: "She told me that a little boy was lost and had I seen
him. I asked if he were a little white boy or a little coloured boy and
she said 'oh, never mind,' and hung up. I was pretty busy and a long time
went by and I forgot about it," said the barman. .,."When I heard the out-
cry from the pool, I went over there," he added (estimating the time at
between 3.30 and 4 p.m.) "I looked at him, but I knew he was gone. By
that time, a man had given him respiration." One of the pool attendants
came over to the bar and called for an ambulance. "I did not know who had
called the police, but they arrived in about 15 minutes," said the pool
barman. And we still don't know 'what colour was the boy' only that
he was some mother's cherished son.

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