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Mrs. Jane Lowenthal,
Riearch Institute forj4
I the Study of MVn,
162 East 78 Street,
Jew York. 1080M, N.Y.,
V^-y VV21

iM ,giai mj .. a~WB _i tBa ei -ar ri -' ,,,'i,,, i,

F .d.r, DII eeai 8, 1972

In a style resembling Enoch Powell la
verece, Premier Leblanc in a closing de-
bsie speech last Monday described the
opposiuo press as handled by "aliens
ar quasi-aliens," adding that there were
others in the Sta "mone dangerous tham
the Whites" i.e. "Lthe carbon-copy elite.
He blamed the press or lack of
Looking back on days when (he
*sid) only Caucasians could have top
iobs and elite ran the business of the
Ho., and reviving an incident of his
earlyy career when he had applied for -a
scholarship abroad to -ay as a Vet. bmt
asd been mtrned down because he lack-
ed a 3scondary school background, the.
Premier declared he had "told the
people in 1961 'I come for revengeT
Soitme of his other remarks were:
1This is a day for bortrowrng in de-.
fence of Govern mentas loan policy. ~

Dominica Freedom Party
sltes LicS 16t5h Lerxt wex : a"e 1l. 2
te'M~iii~aaai~~aB8.tiiMg<. . . . . ."^*"*W -

A fatal car accidu.t last iay
night thrnw both the Cools-Lattigue
aud Lavil,_yfsmlea auto bereave-
meat aud --ias tieas.
Aaue-Marie Coole-Lartligue, iiiie,
died oii. the way to nrspital after
car dr~vei oy ner father, Mr.. joey
Cools-Lartigue, and carrying sevea
passe ogers, plunged off au uAunaricks
duAigeroue. detour rear Coulibiatrie
a&d tortied dow&wards. Otner pass-
eiagere, 1ifci.ud3jg the little girl's
mother, ksee Laville), were l w'ed.
oue other crild seriously. however,
as wv go to press we are glad to near
that the survivors of tnia crea&dui
accildet are gradually recoverlag.
Cmua tte.s Cool-i4&rtiue .iA, daughter
of ex-Mayor iseridar Coola-Aarti .2e
a.d aisce of a.. the Governor, will
saceied Mrs. oeeeptlie Osbori~e as
Tourtat Board Secretary. Uae was a
Caimpus UWI) beauty qaeez., taught .t
the Doinioa Gresnar School,

One piece or parcel of land coniairiog
5 acres, situatid at Fouindland Estate,
Portsmouh. Dominica, Cultivated in
Coconots & Grapefruirs fertile soil suit-
able for Banana cuirivation.
Apply to:
H.elen Besianmn,
409 Queeaborough Suteet,
AA i-it

ED' ;: \ W? TEI

. Overseer for SmaIl Estat1
Mainly Coconuls
Apply in wri jing to:
The Manager,
veOw an-nn r'at P.O. Box 18, Roseau
wet NOrs Acrding to tie know- Toiy many owts of the word
j ed ,e acqtred through .t rudTejti3 age estryAG a he v' t ry
1. lowever Be dimc not reaw tnst.iulions that have gran thtm A 1Jn at M ax
I ,s- thal :n order v) fmi the worms the j..-o0 th Cis o tkmf e--t |aSr
se tIh: use bi-amch he is 'uttmng, off Pialth, education ani K;fnoiege

Tom C'am

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Priday December 8 1979

age Tw -
TOURISM, RACISM arid IiNVESTM iNT by John Spector
The ruling party, ruling incidentally by virtue of only a small maj-
ority of popular votes, albeit with a large (and mostly silent) majority
in the House., is always complaining that 'opposition' newspapers give
a bad impression of Domiinica to the outside world. A recent paranoid
explosion from Premier Leblanc in the. new Cottage of Assembly in John-
son's House well illustrates this type of outlook.
Two ways (if one rules out Nazi or Communist forms of State Capital-
ism) can assist-Dominica's export of primary agricultural products -
bananas and citrus in raising the standard of living; these are
Tourism and Foreign Investment. The success of both dependrprimarily
on Government action or inaction.
If the government, as represented by the Leblanc Labour Party, pays
more attention to votefeatehing than to raising the quality of living
of the citizens of this mini-state: if the gveramme.t stands move tlme
execrating its critics,whether of the official opposition or the so-
called mass media,instead of planning ahead: if the government deliber-
ately ignores adult education of a majority of the voters, so that out
of 35,000 would-be voters, only some 8,000 ever read any kind of news.
paper: if the said government debarrs landowners from selling some of
the land which they cannot afford to farm ilornder to raise'working cap-
ital to produce crops on what is left (this being effectively what the
Aliens Lanholding Act does): if government allows or-at anyrate does
not discourage the harassment. of firms such as C.D.C. (set up to help
developing countries, as indeed does O.D.A.)i.. Cable & Wireless, Geest
.Industries and L.Rose & Co.; how the devil do they expect selfinterested
'capitalist entrepreneurs' to invest money in Dominica? The word gets
around the Industrial Federations of the big countries quicker than any
African talking-drum and without any help from the local mass media. .
For- ten years Leblanc Governments sat back luxuriating in the com-
parative wealth afforded by the banana industry without doing a thing
except for some disastrous fiddling with windstorm insurance), They
now come forward, as usual too little and too late. For ten years they
ignored tourism, letting a frustrated Tourist Board struggle along on a
vote less than the salary of one Government Minister. In eight years
not a single Minister, or maybe only one, had read the Burra Report on
Land Usage (1953) -until 'Dominica, a Chance for a Choice' was presen-
ted to .them (based largely on the Burra report, lent to the Foundation
by a. member of the Freedom Party). So in the meantime the Government
carried on encouraging the desecration of the rain forest, the untidy
jumble of the sawmill on Checkhall Road with.-its deposit of soot on
Canefield homes, its unending furnace and its whine and rumble hoping
against hope for thousands of dollars in royalties from a company un-
versed in tropical humidity, evidently short of capital and using equip-
ment banned now in their native country, Canada. In 1971 the Interim
Report from Shankland Cox arrived and far-sighted persons -- seeing,
Dominica as a paradisal attraction for a different kind of tourist;
nature lovers, persons trying to get away from smog, sewage, polluted.
rivers, chemical plants spewing poisons into air and river, and the un-
bearable noise and smell of technological civilisation without beauty -
sighed with relief. But the final report "A Tourist Development Strategy*
was. a watered down, rewritten-to-order version. Yet the important defin-.
ition of a lNational Park still remains, and those two words even appeared
in the Throne Speech. How many of the Ministers or members of the
Leblanc Labour Party have the slightest conception of what a iational
Park means? Shankland Cox turns down the International Airport at
Brantridge FLAT. They realise that on such a small island as this the
take-off and landing area for a Jumbo or Concorde would cross the island
from Hillsborough to Castle Bruce, shattering the peace with.noise and
exhaust fumes and supersonic bangs: an ecological desert would stretch
in a band a mile wide and eight miles long across this lovely island,and
several acres of valuable agricultural land would be swallowed up.
(Concluded on page six)


~'Idy, e~itr T~ STR Pge. hre

(from Swiss Press-News).
There is an aspect of General
Amin's rule in Uganda that hasn't gen-,
erally attracted attention in recent
months, For understandable reasons
mainly connected with the present sit-
uation in southern Africa, it is con-
sidered worse when a tyraht persecutes
people of a. different race than when
he persecutes his omn people.
But this isn't so at all. In effect,
it may be worse, because such is tho
climate of 'opinion in the world today
that people are ready to speak out, and
even in extreme circumstances to act,
when there is overt racial persecution.
In the case of Uganda, for example,
there has been a general consensus of
opinion in other countries'.- mostly in
Europe, and in North America, but to
sole extent even in black Africa it-
self tnd elsewhere -that the Asians
expelled from Uganda'have had to be
helped and], harboured. "Ue thank our
lucky stars.- all of us for this, be-
cause if it hadn't been so,, it would
have been a poor show for any claims to
humanity we might be making.
So 'most of the Asians have got out
of Uganda* But not 'all of .them. Wo
shouldn't forget this.' And I am not-
.referring to the ono' wiho have been al-
lowaed to remain. I am talking about
tho ones who have been murdered. Al-
though little is' known in the. outside
world. about what goes on in 'fganda, we
do know something about the 'fate of
tie Asians* And this is because most of
the Asians have reached the fttaide
world to tell us.
A" realistic count from the stories
of the refugees tells us that at- least
-'and we emphasis 'the 'at least' -
1,1l64' Asian inhabitants of "gidh.
have been murdered by the Ugandan..'
regime since the expulsion started
three months, ago. So it. .isn't quitp
true that we' can now say: 'Thank God,
we got them out'. There wor-a lots we
didn't get out,
But to aome back to the real point
of this article. Amin'is' a tyrant. As
such, he is persecuting everyone in
Uganda-.. He came to power in January
1971. But he didn't wait until the
middle of 1972 or even 'T6" beginning of
1972 before his coldiezal. tarted
murdering Ugandanc. 'At the'beginning,
those who suffered wore black Ugandans-
members of the army and thousands of
others who came from tribal groups
which he supposed might object to his


rule. 1'T6 *one will ever know how many
Ugandan bodies have been thrown into the
Nile to feed the crocodiles.
And while' the world was trying to
get the Asians out ,in timd, there is
much evidence that the murder and perjso-
cutiohns of black Ugandans did not stop
for an"instant. Reliable reports of
massacres taking place in, the ,aftermath
of the alleged invasion of Uganda from
Tanzania show us that murders have been
taking place in Uganda recently besides
which the death of more than 'a thoitsand
Asians" shows only as' part of a general
pattern, the tip of an iceberg. Uo are
doing a gr6dt'injustice to the Ugandan
people if we cosee Amins tyranny ai
.only a racial one.

. ... l I n m

Following a resolution passed at
the recent Labour Party conference
,at Castle Bruce, "asking Government
to consider a ban on Japanese cars
and textiless, a delegation from
the Dominica Chamber of Commerce
and the Dominica Manufacturers As-
sociation held talks with the Min-
ister of Finance, Trade & Industry
(Mblr. Armour) expressing the concern
of the private sector at the problem
which had arisen.
The delegation urged the need to
set up a development corporation
with sole, responsibility for the
promotion of industry, to be headed
by a well-equipped and competent
person. They would ensure that pot-
ential investors both local and over-
seas would obtain with despatch the
aid needed With' information, incent-
ives, work permits and a host of
other matters required to set up .
industry so that Dominica can get
its fair share of the 'suitable'
industries for the CARIPTA L.D.CB,
They pointed out the several prob-
lems posed by the new- Common. Extern-
al Tariff, the need for tolerance
by administering officials and for
public education on the subject.
Other countries, the delegation
pointed out, had'a worse balance of
trade with Dominica than Japan,; ways
of tapping the vast reservoir of
knowledge and expertise the Japanese
have on trade & industry and getting
aid from them rather than cutting
trade short was emphasized, since
we have no local industry to justify,
on protection grounds, such. shutdown.

Friday, De. mariber


Three '


(Under this somewhat ambiguous set title, JOAN ROBERTS, daughter of
ANDROCLES of blessed memory, wrote the following essay which won first
prize in the National Day essay competition, 1972).
* Man is by nature a proud creature and this applies to every nation
and race though this characteristic varies in degree from individual to
individual. The sphere of mind in which this trait is most clearly ill-
ustrated is in the determination of human beings to provide themselves
with the necessities of life and their obvious dislike for charity.
This feeling is. strong not only in individual persons but in nations as
a whole.
"Independence" is a catchword used by most politicians since it
sums up the dream of the citizens of any developing state. Unfortunately
we find that too many states become independent only in a superficial
manner: that is, in terms of constitution and government. In their econ-
omic and social matters they rely on foreign aid; in fact, much too
heavily for their own good.
Dominica is a country which has not yet attained the status of
independence in any sense of the word. Like any other Caribbean country
there is much scope for expanding the output of the country, but either
through lack of capital and securities or else through sheer ignorance
the fact remains that Dominica is underdeveloped and therefore relies
too heavily on foreign aid and loans from other countries.
Most politicians and prospective investors like to voice their
assent to the seemingly sound idea that we should develop our resources
as ftlly as possible. However economists and intellectuals know that
this is not practicable and in any case would only be an example of
economic folly. Resource allocation is a subject which must be decided
by the government of a country after they have considered various al-
ternatives and finally decided what industries or combination of indus-
tries will increase the national output and consequently the national
income to a considerable extent. Dominica is a country which depends
largely on agriculture. Clearly,the stress will be laid on this and
related industries, but what agricultural goods should be produced is a
question that must be closely examined before it can be correctly an-
swered. Naturally it will be those which cost less to produce and yet
yield a higher net profit than the other alternatives'. Yet here in
Dominica we find that people use fertile soil to produce crops which do
not yield a large profit. Clearly, the need for government supervision
is obvious.
In Dominica we have prospective industries which have not yet been
looked into or been exploited fully enough. One of these is tourism
which if developed properly is a very profitable industry and has com-
paratively low production costs. It seems that the thing that hinders
most underdeveloped countries from opening up new industries is the
fear of failure or loss, since lack of capital is a major hindrance in
the West Indies.
Since we are on the topic of capital or the lack of it, it is use-
ful to discuss it a bit further. It is true that lack of capital is a
major problem, but we should question ourselves as to whether this is
a situation which is beyond control or whether we partly bring it upon
ourselves. Here in Dominica the propensity to save is very small as,
compared with the propensity to spend. If we don't save, naturally the
banks do not have money to lend prospective investors or expanding in-
dustries. This is where government should come in. By means of various
monetary policies government can induce people to- spend less and save
more so that more money will be available for investing. They can either
order the banks to increase interest rates or they can control the im-
portation of foreign goods, so reducing the number of consumer goods
available. These are only two of the possible policies which would help
to reverse the prevailing situation. (Continued on page .ix)
~(Continaued on -page six)

Friday,December 8,1972


Page Four

5gsosrP~r -72 nn STAR P64w Re'-r~lls

SSchdue of Appcar or. for Certiat Title an Naings
h a'r ?nd Iveat',f nirS enet-g t 4aty of Dac. 19i 2.
t0a Recst. d Person Preentintg Naotre of 7reuttt
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bw ia aws .
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R* by 1 ld r4f Mary Spak,
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SAll ants of BELLES. COMBO, pride of
Mahaut and Dwninica, an heteby ia-
formed that the group begis its tour
f Martiiquea, StLucia and St.Croix on
Thursday 7th December, 1972.
The absence from DPmiaica is deep-
rev red bu this is a great breek-
fbr BELLES,. COMBO, the
p5^*<& fa ut;, so ns ni ls
a 'will purely uafiersiand,
Oa behalf of the entire group m*v I
take this opporruniry ia wishing all tans
and the general public especially those
from Mahaut, Headquarters of BELLES
COMBO, a Merry Xmas and a Prosper-
ous and BELLES COMBO New Year.
0p Vic Riviere, Group Manager.


f Rose.u, D.6minica. Acting Registrar of Titlei
NOTE:- Any person who tds6lrs to bectA to th!ssuue of AIL
Firc Certtifce of Tro1 in the abov& nppiscaion may eater a'
i Cveat i the above Office within six weeks from the due aft
the first appear ee of this Schedule in the STAR Newsppar|
I ubhlihe in this State o0 fro-m tr4 date whe4r the noui.e prm
tcri ted b 'ta* was served oti avny owner pr occuphir adjof ate g
W14 sn respet of whvch thf appihcstion ta made.

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PageSix HE SAR FidayDeceber ,197

.(from page 2).t Would not this
land-spoilation be for the benefit of
the same type of tourists who occasicar
ally wander off tourist boats to spend
a few overseas dollars on taxis and
handicrafts., affecting the economy of
the island by less than one solitary
Eastern Caribbean cent per head? How
long would they stay here, if other
conditions were not agreeable? This
Government might reflect that 'bigger
is not necessarily betterr', that
quality must come before quantity
if better living and true social jus-
tice is to be available to every citi-
zen of the State.
It is a fact that on a number of
different occasions 'friends of Govt.'
not excluding certain intelligent civ-
il servants have suggested to editors
and to executive members of the Oppos-
ition 'please do not press too hard
for this or that... anything you-.all
suggest is automatically turned down...,
lay off jogging government, they might
do it if they can get the credit for% lt
Finally, does anyone honestly
applaud a government run by a Premier
who has in the view of this writer done
nothing since December 16th last year
to earn his relatively astronomically
large salary (in a land of vey, poor
people anticipating a very poor sad
Christmas). A Premier who is said to
have stated at Castle ]3ruce that he was
the first Black Power Leader of Domini-
ca because he led the island out of
oloialism .
Leblanc came in Vory .iae in the
wake of the great anti-Lcolonialist
movement which had"done all the work.
I .rA6h th. editor iould' reprinAt her _
famous poem "Colonial Committee"which
really awakened the conscience of the
British people against the evils of
colonialism. Never forget that the
editor of the STAR founded the original
Labour Party which theo 'now' Premier
joined two years later, when it was
well-ostablished. Ilis was only the
hand whIch smashed the knuckles of the
builders of his ladder to power and

A mystery fire in Vieux Fort St. Lucia
destroyed a $5m boxing plant jointly
owned by WINBAN ahd Verezuela. A DBGA
release reassures growers here that
after a meeting of Geests, Venezuelans
and WINBAN, complete agreement was roea-
,ched for an uninterrupted supply of
cartons to meet Windwards Is. needs.

Joan Roberts from page four
It goes without saying that if wre
are to develop ourselves econom-
ically to any large extent one of
the first things that must be done .
is to improve the standard of educ-
ation and health facilities. Natur-
ally in order to do so we must go
without several things and it is up.
to us to decide whether we prefer a
few facilities and luxuries in the
short run to an improved standard of
education and consequently an improv-
ed standard of living in the long
rUn*However before we consider the
above ideas we should give a thought
to the subject of national pride.
At the beginning i stated that pride
differs in degree from individual to
individual. 1 must add that it also
varies in degree from country to
country. The lack of national pride
is something which we have to over-
come ourselves, although it can be
"instilled into the citizens over a
period. We should remember that nat-
ional pride increases incentive to
work hard and willingly and this in
turn will increase output. If we
adopt the above ideas we will be on
the path to economic independence;
if we reject them or ignore them we
will continue to be citizens of a
country owned by, dependent on, and
indebted to foreigners..

I E L C 0 M EI
We welcome home -Mrs. Cyrilla Lang aier
an absence of some ten years fr6m Dom-'
inica. She had lived in EnglandZambia,
Nigeria and'then back in England with"
her husband, *' lirs. Lang has one son,
Richard, who has been left behind to
continue his schooling in England. IT6e
Lewis, Cyrilla is the daughter of I.r.
and Mrs. S.J. Lewis of New Town, and
was a civil servant before she left for
England. Her husband Mr. Lang is
attached to the Commonwealth Soil and
Land-Use Surveys. Hie has published a
Soil & Land-Use Survey No. 1 on Dominica.
Copies of this most informative report
may be obtained'fromn the University of
the West Indies, Trinidad W.I., price
ten shillings (50 ITew Pence).
Mr. Lang's work has taken him all
over Dominica and he has made many
friends here. He was recently on an
assignment in Guiaia and passed through
this State on his way back to England.
THE STAR wishes Mrs. Lang an enjoy-
able holiday with her people.


Friday,December 8,1972

Page Six

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Daji '8ti: November, 1977.


" I

Page Eight T H E S
OBSERVATIONS ... House of Assembly
by Rupert Sorhaindo
'The House of Assembly 'debated' the
',Speech from the Throne before a rather
sparse audience on Monday. The public
attendance contrasted sharply with that
at the less substantive but more colour-
ful (pomp and ceremony) speech-reading
by the Governor. Of course, prior publi-
city, including issue of invitations,.
was lavish for the 'Throne Speech'.
The session began with the usual her-
alding the entry of what--appeared -to
be a very partial Speaker: ex-vice-
president of the Ruling Party, editor
of the ruling party propaganda organ
etc. How ironical it was that the same
man who, not so long agoj wrote an edit-
orial on "psychological enslavement" in
which he focused attention on outmoded
dress-styles was himself the epitome of
anachronism. What is more outmoded than
a long black gown (worn over one's 'reg-
ular dress), and a mat of artificial
straw-coloured fibres covering one's
natural hair IN TIHE TROPICS' The
Speaker's attire was certainly more
ridiculous than the coat*-_and-tie outfits
of the opposition members,
The Premier, returning to a well-
guarded House of Assembly after several
consecutive absences, in an opening re-
mark castigated the opposition for their
lack of co-operation with Govt. in tak-
ing a group photograph (for posterity?)
Does Government co-operate with the
opposition in important matters
affodtlng the Sabbt- Dtodv6 fh Oppos-
iti4o ovar got to use the facilities
of radioo Dominica to -rocont its views?
When the Leader of the 0ppodAtion '
(HA.x A. Uiso) stood to opon theo dehbi,
ho .wr intorriptod by tho Prwyaiorwho
suggostod that i'r. 440so, deliver HIS
-7N SPEECH after 'reading the one pro-
pared for him." Does Mr, Leblanc real-
ize that many of TS 017 men are not
capable of delivering a substantive
"off the cuff" vote of thanks? In point
of fact no member should road a speech,
only a statement; but most'of Loblanc's
men dc this all the time.
Mr. Moiso commented on the emphasis
placed on borrowing. (Even the program-
me outlined for building of schools was
prefaced by IF aid from friendly gov-
ernmonts becomes available).
He lamented the fat that no- once
in the Speech from thoeThrone was the
word BANANA-mentioned, when- in fact,
that industry contributed up to 70% of
the economy, and that thousands of
small farmers still depend upon that

V 1

R Friday,December 8, 1972
House (continued):

for earning a living.
Mr. Hoise continued on the theme of
"Open the Door".' He stressed the need
for creating an atmosphere suitable for
foreign investment, so as to improve
the. employment.. prospects of the in-
creasing numbers of aashool-leavers.
Following the opposition leader's
address there was some confusion as to
who should speak next. The Hon. 1. S.
Stevel-s offbredt-o yield his place to
the BBn. Minister, for Education and
Health, only to be told by the Speaker
that if he did not speak then he might
not have the opportunity to do so-at
all. (9Wio established that Rule?)
Mr,S-trens continued on the banana in-
dustry theme, suggesting that since
Govt. had been instrumental in bringing.
the bianan industry to its present.
dying state, it was obvious why the
embarrassing topic was not. mentioned in
the Speech from the Throne.
Speaking about education which he
referred to as a "dead horse", Mr.
Stevens suggested that there was a drop
in educational standards. He spoke at
length about the lack of planning, re-
ferring to the present construction of
a.primaiy school in the heart of
Roseau with iinreasing traffic and con-
comitant noide He, spoke about'the
U.W.I. Centre-w which was. not serving the
purpose for which it was intended. He
mentioned the 60% increase in Ministers'
salaries in the face of the many
instances of nihisters failing to"make
it their business to know what was going
on in their' ministries. In this connect-
ion he saw 'the need for delegations to ;
inform ministers of conditions that they
should be -.ware of in the first place,
He noted the increase .in the Police
Force and thte prooaupation of Govt.
with arocbig. Pojiao Statios. o.
viewed these as a. preparation for. War
against the People of Dominica I
Mr. Christian, Min. of Education &
Health rose to quote verbatim from the
5-year development plan of Govt. for
Health and Education. He detailed Govt.s'
contribution in the area of Meontal Health,
apparently taking much of the credit,
due to such jPorsons as the. hard-working
Dr, John Royer and others who voluntarily
and unselfishlyy give their time. In the
field of culture and art, Mr. Christian
apparently gave himself and his Govt.
the credit more appropriately duo to
public-spirited. citizens on the Arts
Council, (This full Parliamentary
Report will be continued next week).

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cocitderiug that the is no fif4e4a*
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Marx was 36 aa this wife Jenny 41
* when Eleanor was born at 28 Dean Stata.
Sa*o. in January 185. The family 1ve4 ti
two rested mxoBS: fatber, aotber, three
adm b. aby e, Wt irwae 'a' te yomg
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much more respectabice aamnnm datmio in
north Leadoa, wbpe t~e stayed Marx
wasi disappointed ti have another ptfr
cf eA '4"e par gscela-.', of bis twe
legi0lta. anws or.#had did Aud .- not-r
wa dying. S&iMt was a chee*ial ftthfr,
wat*iad whi tWham tired payedi anrosm
hima, a police 7p rati adnirirngly.
Bat 'eIay was ad and by- w ev ltu-
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Miss Kapp canirMs t story thaL Helene
had borne Mars a osea ye ewarter.
that Marx passed hrim off as Engpis child
asd tt he was faated m wirh an me-
kEwn 2woti4i9g-class family, growiqt kp to
be a loo ty, umeducated apd ambapp' ran
MWe-r .Anowleded by his father &ded
in 129. At the tiae of EBnels's death 1isjy,
w)M had always blamed him fw ameledctin
this sUpposod son. Itarnt te troth and was
baterly mpst.
Of toae nothing in mars writing is
falsified iv jtird ht his pnvate oodWt"
All the "sme, wi apt ts wmost irty,
appealing pages are the ones in utick he
hoews bis concern for the pbight of Enlbsh
factory workers. esppcaaly the women anad
chikdrek How could he design Hotene's
son t to the life of the appresaed adp. and
doepin bim of bot mohWe aD fattwr?
HeClene hmefef, who gavo up her centre
pmaonal existence incud h d, is a
perfstci enmple of glass and sex ipoit.a-
t"o, and stands in string contrast to
EgalIs's Lancashire ntfrintdx whose
heenanity be respated.
Lat Maa's defence one can say that his
bacebwviur was (aqty earnal for the
bowrseos Papa of the mse ; aOW Vat he
blamed biawif for having twried nd In-
vokekd Jemny in the revolutionary tnuggie,
and wished to protect her. aBt tWen he
fail-d 3ve' to bring up his dughtersto tope
with life; what he provided was a Uatle
mus.c, little rocialtion, Shahespear.
evenings, aa4nd a earful conceakwln of
petrty Whet &n a Wpparaty digfib suitor
appeared. Lin and Jenny both ainaa d
to marry fach =pwhgti*narisW who prove
hopeless husbands; when Tasy became en-
gaged to a third her parnsal opposed it for
nine years uat it was broken oa,

F -4 i urn selections fraom the wrings oti KaD
.tMcx ar the Irirh question and its impertanc? O r the
workers of Eaglkad. The first secert is from a coin-
muracstio'n o tWhe general co- mi of k.e First ia-
tunataioal, write n .180?. The seo-ral is
frtma letter fasn Marx to KXomran, written in S.18.
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Zotba: Lucia COnmpions Britain: The Mother Country owes
St. Lucia Chapios us a large sum "but we are not strong
The Windward Islands Pophanm Football enough to force payment". Hence, by
Wmusnent played in st.Lutia, saw Domini- implication, assistance in the form af
ca, last year's champions, finish with- q'aid,loans and. technical personnel.
a- point after losing the last match "We can use the technical assistance
against nw champions .St. Lucia 1-nil. persoLnnel to put a case for financial
The goal was scored well into the second assistance." While the Premier
half of the matchaftor the fourth kick made these remarks members called out
(from a given indirect kick) was kicked "half truths", and once when he said
straight into the goal without the ball "I would rather have resigned" they
touching any other known player with all exclaimed "do it." The last word
the nominica defencemen looking on. St. came from Mr. Moise, who got up just
Lucia had earlier on thrown away an easy as the Premier ended and said clearly
scoring chance, when with: the match just "You don't like to hear the truth."
two minutes old a. penalty was given During these final stages of de-
against Iominica. %oy Williamf stopped bate on the Throne Speech, the only
it easily after the ball rolled tamely Press member present was the Editor
to, him. The alleged offence deliber- of the STAR. She suggests that if
ate handling of the ball by Oliver Joseph the Premier was heard aright and ser-
in the penalty area* iously means what he said, he should
St.Lucia became champions when the consider the following:-
match between St.Vincent and Granada 1. Since no British subject is an
ended in a 0-0 draw, each with three alie in this land where all hold
points -in three matches and their Domi- a_ in this land whre a hold
na inch tho eeook forwardand theo. I i British passports, amend that term.
nica, match to look forward to. It is
2. Issue a deportation order against
the second time in tho history of the the publisher of the STAR, English-
Tournam nt that Stt.Lucia has won the.
trophy both occasions at home. They born long-term resident of this land
came close to winning in Dominica in and legal father of Dpminica-born
1967 after defeating -'oriinica and St. children as well as being husband ,of
Vincent but sufferingg under a psycho- a Dominican woman, and watch the
logical effect) lost to Grenada 2-nil, cosequeces. 3. Declare that no
wegroes can be. Weat Indians rind that no
who won the trophy. descendant of Thomas Warner qualified. .4
C .0 N G R A T U L AT 'I 0 N 8 Bing action under the hated Soditioub Abt.'
Film Review "GE:T CARTER" by Galahad
to the Foreman Printer of the STAR Although the Cinema Managements hero
Mr.1 Morris Gyrille, treat the Press shabbily and do not. favour.
who attained his 21st birthday just them with notices of coming films (a local
after we went to Press last week. grumble), I am writing this little review
"Got Carter" is a pretty Clovenly story,
starring I-ichael Caine as a professional
DOMINICA FREEDOM P A R T Y killer. His brother's suspicious death
will commemorate the heroic events brings Carter home to Newcastle, a city
'of 16th December 1971 by holding abristle with shady deals, and shady dealers,
a meeting on the eve of that anniv- one of whom has enlisted Carterts niece to
ersary, DECEMBER 15th 1972, at make pornographic movies, which could ex-
L A N 0 N (from D.T.U. Porch) plain why Brother bogan threatening the
(next Friday Evening) Mob and had to be silenced. Caine as
All those who have good reason to Carter is o- outraged by sex fil=s, that he
remember that great occasion will efficiently shoots, stabs or drowns 4 or
surely be there: 5 people. He is in many ways like Spil-
Listen for radio announcements on lane's ikze 'Hammer a homicidal Rogue, and
the subject. in dealing with him the film takes on the
very qualities it is trying to portray.
It flounders in" its uncontrollable blood-
THE LATEST OF AMERICAS MOON MEN bath and appear, like its protagonist,
After a slight fault which de- alattornly and second-rate.
played blast-off, the last moon flight _
from U.S.A. for this decade streaked ST. VIINCENT's Doctors are on strikes
off with a 3-man crew to the Moon. Ithe ct to the man chosen as A.
S.oA.O. ovt, calls action illegni

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