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8IN4d DIfSCiOSURE WAS
Price drops aiarmiily
Lait week we reva.ICd hiow i,>pliv Prerma
A-moii told some sd-os bey ysf ecatastropw'
drop in the pice o! bana" Te general pub-
hc w*as not tben iarmed, and many people
were Lcredulos. But tac discIosu se was based
o0 tact, as a notice on page 4 and Many radyo
Dvecgatiox ge i a g. to London mude
Premwiers ob otie ds,. but Mr Lebkavc as
seeding his deputy. I scb h an impaom anM
the Pretmier himieff uugt hto go, aa na rthe
rman who mdascrBety disclosed the gave baan
'ieauajZ.3a to jUVab.
P. fA881EP JOIiMS A.S
Mr. Phillip assdief l- erres
du.trialt oA f Dooiicaa rese I
hIas become aL Ldyustrial M AW.
Adviser to tl-e Carilbbeka pi
Develom-eat- Sbaie (o 82-
yesars secoimeLit) and+ the
a~trstioal Baidk for me C
RecosftrCctlo. & Develop- e a
Menat-He ieaTse for Barbadsim
&on udar with lis artist s
wife, Gxlda Thebaua hassW terr
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SUMY. OF YO'dH UKJcMr bUrar
The Movaent tfor a New Dosm .
iJ.ica has this good idea of t 'is
Wakiag a surveyy of Youth % Mags
ULxeploymeat ian the State, pa t
Youth grouaie aw oca epratain rej -
Goodwill readers & Subschibers are reminded
that theIr *:'s i l be left 01 Vic's Sliprmir-
ket or at Dechausays oz Frday evec~ng for
Subscription to. the
$5003 psti, postage
French West Indian Girl's
tPhie et vend !
am ferame Pla|i eit ~st sar Tbtam~e Mraeie a, blassmt l a ihae
e ateadre la nmort saas tiller debor a as mifieu dit sea jard, s
w astant silienieun. On a da mai ai repteadr* pied daas f'mwver
ors Gtadetespr. et poar exprimet ce qee ruessest, i teadres a.
It rispeea I',erveeiteat, les mtots es maquest : teas eeas qaW
Aait vwss paraissent panvres et plates. tIrlim. esBag s. II y a de a
ams Ce verfhe omptweux et speataui, dams be jaiuBmseme F magtif
ttage creoke ai reinveate tost, qai isumime tosat, qul aareke d'naw
bhtomptacie l'heamm le plis deshkri d& madei, I'esclave gaer, et
ceudaB!< arcro.his de teates leers fres a t ee r jIet di vivre, i leer
61ee, A lter aniserable existeaee. On am raceate pas Timmee Mirm
a PAovre, on s'' abaad* B et 'ea Hase le dwas M a store dimeasies.
re ette dIu i ii. Psime Wataae q*e wtmasi, e I Mstast qe chalws.
Set fraiheAr, voiaa vm livre extrTaordiake.
tribute oy Jacqueiiune Barde of the Frucla
iue LLU will be found i~ traislatlaen a
six. Simoae is a 4uadeloupe girl who mar-
viAre Schwars-Bart, ceo-author of ber let booX.
A SHOWER OF CARDS
This Christmas was specially .ood to us
through the remembrance of friends who
sent beautiful cards
Never since Federal days ha such a
shower of cards been received by the
( Publisher & Editor, who sincerely thank
all the senders both near and far,
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8 0 C A L J S T I CE ... E
Fri'Lay, January 5, 1973
.by, JOHN SPECTOR
I write this towards the end of 'THE SEAS01 with .the refrain of
Sparrow's stinging newi calypso sounding in--my...ear'.s,
Since practically every government in the. Commonwealth Caribbean
Days lip-service to Socialism and no government nor other political
party has a good word to say-of the neo-colonialism of the international
finance capitalist empires-of.the Developed Countries, I feel that
current rather .'thin. ideas .of what socialism means (in the best sense)
should be Rmp.lfied ,and defined. The definition I have chosen is by.
the late Rita Hihden- from a..editorial in Socialist Commentary for June
1954. It is jhi .kindof socialism that was the ideal of Gaitskell and
the inspiration of Xorman Manley. It would also seem that his son,
Michael Manley, ..PPrime-Minister of.Jamaica, follows in his father's foot-
steps. I, "quote, di;'eely, part of this famous editorial:'-
i"00.1 if, ;for bus, isa a set of dogmas: which hold that a particular
economic -'.st.mi'wil, 1,of itself, work miracles. It is, rather, a b.dy
of principles, the most.bbsic of which is respect. for the dignity of
every.hm.,TWar- belng respective of race or creed or wealth or birth. The
saOciaJli-st. society we wish to; build is one which provides a framework o.f
opport -jhiottis M^ jie. qts eqal aa possible and as large as
4ossible.---i which the ? individual can freely shape his own life while
recognizing. his. obligation to others. The. further any institutioE or
policy advances us towacrds' this great goal the more socialist it is.
There is nio other crit-:erionO, f jud g emen.t.,
."Fom this conception ,of socialism important conclusions follow...
One. of'. these.conclusions. is.s that socialist progress cannot be measured in
term. of more. planning or more public ownership or money spent on social'
service,.: In coraron. with all other socialists we are convinced that
eonomie, planning and social services are essential for the creation of a
fraework of social justice. But they are only megag which must not be
aefied while the hands a=e forgotten. The crucial question, in considering
any of th se-meas, i6 -not 'How much?' but. 'TWhat for?' This id ceracial
because all. ttese-methods can be, used, as history has already shown, to
promotee a warlety : of ends including the. very, a-tithesis of socialism.
Totalitarian governments -.a cist as .well. as Communist have used- them
teramfticatlly to degrade the. individual into a helpless victim of the
state. While, claiming t: act. ina the interests of 'the, people', in, fact,
they have. violated .the, interests of every person, and denied him, eve the
oportunaty to object "(my, underlining)
The reason wy-; I bring-: out, this subject at this time for the review
apnd. inspecti. of, intelligent. persons, is that I sense that so many of the
rulers of u.r Commonwealth Caribbean mini-states are looking approvingly
towards Aktie4i wherein. the, 'one-party state.' is becoming the 'done thing'.
These.-lcta'r.his (.because; that is what they are) are partly justified
by the: figLt' against' "ribalism -- because the political parties followed
the tribal -attern with a consequent exacerbation. of petty tribal national-
ism and internecimn strife..
If' there is not., here and now, an. awakening of the people of these
minl-states to .the. dangers of mini-insular-nationaliam and to the impera-
ti-e of- joining together politically into one Westindian unit (whatever
the constitutional form) at the earliest possible moment, they Y 1J find
themseltwe segregated into .a group of tribes; each island peoples jealous
of the other, wid each island bound down by a one-party state, knd such a
STATE will "have' "v.lolated th& interests of every person., and denied him
even the opportunity to object".
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I have recently come into possession of two publications which
reserve. mention in TEB STAR. The first is "Aspects of Dominican History"
in which many of the artlcle.s on our history which normally would have to
be: dug out (as rzgrints) ftomi such institutions as The, Institute of
Caribbean- Stnudes,-The Royal Anthropological Institute, or the Joournal of
'(Continued on page 9 ).
Friday,January 5, 1973 THDi ST
*** QUEEN AND, COIMfIOREALTII *** 1
BRITAIN JOINS EUROPE
The Europeanisation of Britain
gathered speed this iie3as Continen- .
tal personalities converged on London
on Hew Year's eve, to' celebrate
British entry into the European Com-
mon Market, Jan, 1.
Festivities began with a formal
banquet at Hampton Court Palace near
London, arranged by the European
movement, followed by 11 days of
cultural and other events, officially
designated as a "Fanrfaio for Europe,"
including a gala. opening iriith a night
of Opora.at London's Covent Garden,
with Queen Elizabeth in attendance.
Labour Leader. Iarold Wilson kept
away from the formalities.
1973 IEW YEAR MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC
SERVICE FROM HE. T.IE GOVERNORR.
I am very pleased to have been
given the opportunity of addressing'
a hew.Year Message to the Public
Service, which is the backbone ax.'
any country. Politicians mt come
and go, Governments may change, con-
ditions may alter, but Civil Servants
have to continue in office'to serve
their State and the Public, loyally
and faithfully, and to"carry out the.
policy of the Government in power to
the best of their ability.
Your task is a difficult onoj-and
I fool sure that your patience must
be sorely tried at times, but always
remember that you have-roeht respon-
i.sibility, that courteoy costs nothing
and can avoid, much unpleoasantnessa,
and that without a good and devoted
Givil. Service the country can make
little real progress.
I. know that all of you understand
your position fully-and can be relied
on to do your duty+ without fear,
favour or illwill.
Lot us take stocL: and make new
resolutions for 1973. Let co-opera-
tion, charity and sorvicebc our
watchwords. Let us endeavour to
improve on our past record and pull
together to meet the "nany difficult
and. varied problems confronting us.
Let us resolve, at this Now Year,
to play our part by giving our fellow-
aon the respect which is their due,
and not to lot feelings.of self-
interest or community or race out-
weigh those of common humac.i-,.
(Concluded ne-:t column)
his is, I amn sure, the true message
rnd, the true lesson for us, not just'
for 1973, but for all the years to
n. behalf of my wife and myself I
a.sk God's tl6ssing on all of you and
four families' and I wish' you all &
Happy and Prosperous New:..Year.
BA=gD IN RED
Dozens of peopl.. jumped into the
fountains in Lonidonls Trafalgar Square
on Noew Years. eve, as Britons: cole-
brated the arrival of 1973 in tradi-
The bathers, who waded into the
watei dyed red for' the occasion, were
surrounded by thousands of onlookers
inhoe large square in-te centre of..
CARDIDIST1 MOST OUTSTANDING DWT, 1972
Carifta Socretary-General Mr.
William bemas., has been chosen by the
Sunday Graphic as* the Caribbean's:
most outstanding man of 1972. -
The choice of M., Demas by the
Sunday Graphic .came as national
newspapers in aCpyt, individually
picked a mai 'and woman of the year.
Justifying his. selection of Mr.
Domas, tbho paper's political corres-
pondent wrote. -
His ,vision, his ideas, his great
ability and capacity for. hard work
that produces desirable results, his
commitment to the region and his
understanding of the West Indian
people and tolerance of the crop of
politicians they' have produced before
and after the death of the first
Federation, have all contributed sub-
stantially to the progress so .far
achieved by the Rogional Integration
FAMILY PLAiuIjG SEMINAR
Following a study to determine
the people s readiness for a family
planning service, sponsored by UWI
ald with financial support from Canada,
Findings of the Seminar which took
place at the Anchorage Hotel Jan 6-7
will be reported on later. Overseas
BONE SPECIALIST FROM AUSTRALIA
Dr. G-eoffrey Burgess, on his 2nd
visit to Dominica, flew' in for a
few days of consultative services
and to perform operations recommen-
ded by patients' Doctors.
Pae r THE STAR Friday, January 5, 1973
HOU TPACE HATRED AFFECTS I. by Al Akong
I wish I. was such a good writer that I could be able. to let readers know how
disgusted and angry I get whenever I read or hear about any blaak head of state,
or any black power leader preaching race hatred; I-am referring to. -those attacks
on the white man whom they say deliberately destroyed the black main's culture and
kept him in the dark for all'.these centuries, and I am referring to-this idea. that
they are trying to put into .my head, that the West Indies belong exclusively to
the Negro, or to people of Negro descent. ,
From what little history that I know about the West Indies, as far as I can
see the black man has no more right here than the white man who first invaded these
islands and drove out the Arawaks and Caribs. The only race that can lay any legi-
timate claim here is the Arawak, but where is the Arawak today?
Of course, you black power advocates might say that since it was: black slaves
labour that built and maintained the plantations and thus brought the West Indies
to what it is today, it is only fair that the West Indies belong to them.'
But wait I What about the first set of whites who first settled here, fought
with the fierce Caribs, and died from the tropical climate.-4 Didn-tt they too
,.,sacrifice to help bring the West Indies to what it is 'todar.? Isn't running a plan-
tation hard work. too? A-k any estate overseer, aid besides, what about the white
slaves who slaved in Barbados? and the East Indians who came to my island as in-
dentured labourers, and later -on, the Chinese settlers? Did they too not sacrifice
to help bring the West Indies to what it is today?
Again, you black'power advocates might say that since the Negro was forced to
work against his will; then it is only fair and natural, that he bveapponsatod.
When I was a.boy, my mother forced me to go to school against my will-, I
never liked school, and at first, each morning I would cry and try to invent some
excuse to stay home, I sometimes wonder what kind of life I would be living today
if my mother had mt enslaved" me; put me to work in the school against my will.
When any one of those heads of state, or black pboter advocates can show me
that clause in Adam's wi-ll stating that the West Indieo was to be shared only among
his Hegro and. Negro-descent children, then I will begin- to see how unfair I am; I
might even join in the fight to get the white man out of here (but no violence
And why should I get annoyed too when I hear of those "leaders." making those
violent, critical attacks about the white man's racial idiosyncracies?... because,
my dear reader, those "loaders" ought to know boetter,and some (if not all) do, but
with-hold their knowledge to keep others in the darrk, and thus stay in power.
You people in Dominica, who do not have the experience. of living in a'multi.-.
racial islandX like us in Trinidad. may not know it, but in Muinidad you soon dis-
cover that the Chinese, and the East Indians have the same. racial- feelings toward
the Negro as the white man, and the Negro too has his prejudices towards the other
r a c e s .r .-*
Racial prejudice is a thing that very man must have; it is nature's way of
protecting its human, species, and.it is -the duty of civilisod man tb learn to
control those prejudices lest he makes 'himself a nuisance.
So why single out the white man alone and point out his prejudices as the
only bad example?
Next thing I read about -a head of state, a head of state mind you, who told
his people of how in the Colonial days, the whites deflberatci"e-p im and
other blacks from. getting'good- jobs.
Mister:.head of state, .dontt you know that when the black man gets into-
:position he too does that kind-of thing?<... and- to his owni race too? In the
colonial days, when I left school,, even though .1I had the, qualiTication to become
a. Trade apprentice, I got a Government job onl because my head teacher (a'black
man), knew personally the man in charge of the factory, (another black man.)
Today in Trinidad, everyone is crying out about how only the families and
friends of the "government big boys" are getting all the good jobs: which they are
not even qualified to hold (and gone are the evil days- of colonialism i And
.what about the Chinese and East Indian businessmen here who hire people of their
respective race, only, to hold all their administrative posts?* You find that I
am going. bit far in defending the white mants racial practices? Perhaps I have
a-weakness for- him ?...the answer is a big YES I But first let me tell you, I. am
half Chinese, half Negro, and I don't have a. drop of European blood in my veins
as, far as I know* (Continued on page 10.)
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Dr. B7UCE STUART.Dental Sul
in Roose im preparing s ZNW PRI-
VATE SCLEM for vice to to the
REGISTRATION of names, -as per-
r t'v..r patients and th- ~a.iames, will
be oQV4i until u at Januiary 1973. NON-
REGISTERED Paierts fler biat date
wol not be accepd for ac.a. n'.
The NEW DEIl!TAL SUrGEaY .i
.-31 .ished at King George V. Stre%
next to Astaphans Stper Market, and
will be open Qc .8th Janwary 1973.
Per~son.al polls, lemrw aand televph,,a
c .s t"-,r '.;f '- *, will, be, accpt4.
;::', 8 a.m. 2 p.m, 4 p.m,
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Page Six. THE STAR Friday.Januar 5, 1975
PLUIE ET VENT SUR TELUMEE MIRACLE WIND AND RAIN 0N1 TELUMEE MIRACLE
French West Indian Girl Writes Famous Novel (p.1)
"When one closes the book "Rain and Wind on Telumee Miracle",
leaving the 'high Negress,' awaiting her death unblinkingly, standing
in the middle of her garden, one,stays silent for an instant. It is
hard to set foot again in the white world, outside Guadeloupe, and
hard to express what one feels tenderness, pity, respect, wonder-
ment ... words fail you: everything you know appears poor and dull,
chilly and bloodless. There is magic in this sumptuous and spontan-
eous text, in the magnificent upsurge of this creole language which
re-invents everything, illuminates everything and haloes with an
unconquerable dignity the most disinherited man in the world, the.
black slave, and his descendants clinging with all their strength to
their joy of living, to their scorched earth, to their miserable
existence, "Telumee Miracle" is not just a narrative; one- opens it,
one abandons oneself to it, and one is tipped into another dimension,
gn the other side of the sun. A poem as much as a'novel, a cry anda
song, barbaric and fresh, here is an extraordinary book." a critique
by Jacqueline Barde of ELLE.
The novel by Simone Stirz-Bart is published by Seuil, Paris, and
is being read in instalments by Professor Pierre Lucette over Radio-
Diffusion Francaise (from Martinique), in his programme "La Page des
Arts et des Lettres", every Tuesday at 5 p.m. (1400 Kcl. ORTP).
Next Tuesday M. Lucette will broadcast an interview on literature he
taped with the Editor of the STAR. It will include her newest poem,1972.
(Listen in on Tuesday January 9 at 5 p.m.)
IN THE HIGH COUET OF JUSTICE
DOMIINICA. 1967 No0.112
Between The Dominica Co-operative Bank Limited 'Plaintiff
Barnet St. Aimie
Belgrave Robinson Defendants
To: Barnet St. Aimie
TAKE NOTICE, that an application has been made against you tor
the sale of land registered by certificate of title in your favour
dated 19th day of January, 1965 registered at Volume Q 1 folio
49 for:"All that portion of land situate at Champagne, Woodford
Hill,..in the Parish of St. Andrew, in the Colony of Dominica con-
taining 3.425 acres, and bounded as follows,:- On the North and
South-West by land of Mrs. Edwil Carbon, On the %aw Qba-s taMd
of Francis Benjamin in satisfaction of a debt due to the Dominica
Co-operative Bank Limited- in the sum of $9476*02 inclusive of
interest to 31st December, 1972 at 81 % per annum.
And that it has been ordered that service of the application
and and Notice and Summons in the said matter be effected by
this advertisement. If you desire to be heard in this matter write
to the Registrar, High Court, Victoria Street, Roseau' Dominica
and so inform him before the 31st January, 1973.
M. Eugenia Charles
of Chambers, 28 Old Street,
P.O.Box 121, Roseau,
INEW YEAR'S HONOUR FCR DOMINICAN NEW MANAGER FOR FORT YOUNG
Mr. Wendell A. Lawrence, Chief Ifr. Reinald G. Ycarwood, 22, who wa6
Technical Officer, Min. Comm. & born in Trinidad of St. Kitts parents,
Works, received the award of the is maniaing Fort Young Hotel since the
O.B.E. (Officer, Order of the resignation of lir. Roy Roycr. MIirs.
British Empire. Y******,******* Yoarwood is an' Antiguan. Mr.Ycarwood was
A educated in UK, St.Kitts & St.Thomas.***
PrdaJniar ,193 TH SARPege See
M A TITINE
was ablazewith lights, The lawn
was also illuminated and some of
the police guards were off-duty.The
Government band was playing with
great gusto. The poor-people .guests
were ushered into one of the smaller
rooms and sat on benches, while the
s bougs were gathered in the main
Reuben, Ma Titine, Genelia and
Baby came in about an hour after the
festivities began. They were poorly
dressed and barefooted. They passed
through and pat near the door.
While refreshments were served,
the serving-taid said: "Eh-eh,sa-sa
yeh: Titine, all-you whah all-you
They made no. reply and..chewed on
sausage rolls. The maid bustled away
to call her mistress, who came in
quickly. "Heah, heah, whar goin on
heah?" Recognizing Titine and her
group, she excla med: "But all-you
R E A D E Rt.S
SA CARIFTA COMPLAINT
As the year beGins I want to stato
that the worst thing we are forced to
buy from CARIFTA is matches. Every
timeb strike: ono'.I am in danger of
. burning down my little house. the
matchstick is so weak it splits in two
and'the head jumps. off, sometimes when
lit, into any old corner, and once in-
'to a rag soaked with kerosene I was
cleaning off paint -with. Give no the
old .touCh matches any day.
Madam Editor, PRAISE TO COLUMNISTS
I wish to express my appreciation
of STARSPORTS columnist'Morchriston who
is the best in Dominica, with fullest
coverage. I also wish to thank Lennox
Honychurch for his fine articles which'
show that he has not forgotten us thou&'
far away. I believe both writers are
very youni men. YOUTH ENTHUSIAST .
Friday, -January 1973
. Page Seven
(This is a work of fiction and the characters and events are imaginary)
"Happy' iew Yeah! Happy New Yeaht' wassen invited Is only poor people."
"Happy Exactly hat Titine wanted. 'Yhe not
The voice floated up on dreamy waves poor? So we rich den? So wby we not
of sound. Ma Titine rubbed her eyes, in do big drawin-room? Because all-you
groaned and 'yawned. down invite us, an we did invite all-
"Whah de hell:" She rubbed her you; so we sitting wid do poor." She
eyes again. "New Yeah'" The old cal- us e si raspingly. "So io so
ender. tossed on the floor, reminded raised her voice raspingly. "So in plenty
taxpayer money Coin? Well I payin plenty
her. "Bon Dieu! Is New Yeah foh true, tax so even you doan invite'us we come
an look whey I is lyin down: Papa." an if you say you is a woman, put us
"Happy New Yeah." This time the outj lt
voice was distinctly Baby's. "Titine The slight commotion had attracted
whah happen to you? You forget you- the more refined guests, and soon there
self, man. Look all of us outside was a confused babel of voices, Titine's
ready foh de picnic an you doan even uppermost. The Minister came in and
get up yet! Wake up garcon:" quieted matters,. but the evening was
"Well, Well," murmured Titine, disturbed. -Here and there wore mutter-
pulling on clothes and opening her ings, and quite a few of the local now-
door. "Jour badinez- mweh, papa. elte lo t early. "We thought Honour-
Ten o'clock! Allyou come in.able knew bttah than that. Fancy in-
They trooped into the house and* vitinG those people at the same time
greetings were exchanged. Titine, as US." son said. "Why didn't he have
longing for coffee, passed around a s in day for them?"h to enoy
bottle of whiskey, Dominica brand. As for Titio... "Iheah to enjoy
"No rum dis season; only in punch." yself on my ta money" she declared
On their way to the picnic-ground, after the uproar had died down. 'Hais
a special secret haunt of their own, galw Bring more eats from de swell
Baby asked: "Well, what about to- drawin-room, you dean see we hungry?
night?" What dey pain you foh? Not to serve us
Titie u A you gam? nuh?"
Titine chuckled. "All-you game? The Minister and his wife conferred.
Remember we goin to de patty in our
olRemember close goin to de patty in The decided not to make a scene of .it.
Ge closed -haha look heroke manll Most of their own personal Guests had
Gyou denelia shook her head. Mine left; the feast that remained was div-
you doan stor-up trouble." ided amongst the poor.
Titine bristled. "Whah you mean? iEof it wasson foh you, Titino,"aid
All-you You backin out?" Genelia. one old lady from Lagon on the way home.,
denied any tiaoe of cowardice. "We woodon/even taso do ham an de real
That night, the Minister's home Chrismass cakee"
Friday, Januar_ 5,1973 TEi STAR Pa- B.i1t
Madam, A MOELLE COLLECTOR Dear Editor, STA1P DATING-& COLLECT.IQ.T. -..
Some nine years ago after hearing 1 think it fit that the year of issue
a. complaint from an old man at Layou, should be put o0overy stamp* Too much
Z sent in a. letter to the Dominica space is taken by the Queen's face, where-
Chronicle which was publih5Iied suggest- as "E II R11 and a crown is sufficient to
ing to C.D.C. that something should indicate that we still have ties with
be done to have electric light fees Britain. '
collected from the country areas. I- An example of a 'proper' stamp is the.
don't think -anything w.as done about it 50 stamp issued to commemorate Internation-
Today someone from Grand Bay met me al Educational Year 1970. It depicts the
and mentioned the sane thing tome Marigot.Primary School, and even states
when we observed. so many people wait- by what.project it was Canstructed. There
ing outside the office in a drizzle is still space for the Queen's face. One
before it was opened. I am-making of those stamps I view as hopeless is a
another suggestion.to C.D.Cj that 50 stamp with no description. On first
this New iar they begin collecting sight, the scene looks like the Water Fda,
feesnfor eLectric lightsfrom areas but after close examination the Balizier
like Soufriere, Grand Bay, i.ahaut,up- Plant hints that the scene depicted might.
wards to Colihaut which would help a be that of the Emerald pool. For that,
great deal to ease or cure thO worries matter, only few resident D/cans will
(transport fares and loss of time) of recognize the scenery, and people over-
thise people living out* of town. Each seas will be ignorantof it, as neither
village should have a certain day and the name of the scene, nor the part of
hours: during each month for collection the island it comes from is indicated,
HUGH LAWRIM. Roseau. The description of stamps and the
dating of their issue is very important,
FI- and it facilitates assortment for the
FIRE, FIPE -1 amateur philatelist. An idea of the year
Two homes; were destroyed during the of issue of some stamps of the fifties -
festive season. At Thibaud (North can be obtained only because the dates
Dominica) on Dec. 27, a. house valued were written on- them when they were can.-.
by the owner at i O19,000 was burned out
completely, with the loss of furniture
and fittings valued hn over 15,500.
A-bed and two mattroscoc were salvaged
The house belonged to Mr.I Trevellyat
Horatio Bruney and was not insured.
Police are investigating the cause of
In the Baytown area of Pottersville a
fisherman's two-room house in which he
kept his tackle was burned out this
Weat. The Luss is ebtim.ted a; $4,000
and the occupant was absent at the
.time. In the Thibaud fire, IMr. & Mrs.
Bruney and other occupants of the
nouse were in their beds and barely
called in stores and offices in those
years. These stamps bear pictures of----.
Cocoa Drying, Orange Picking, Lime Plan-
Stamp Collecting is an interesting-
hobby, and those interested should IOT be
discouraged by the lack of necessary in-
formation for their archives,
This is therefore an appeal to those
concerned with getting stamps of Dominica
and elsewhere printed, to consider. those
who would .:like so much to collect stamps
over the years'and or whom it will be
difficult, say',- in the year 2000 to remem-
ber without aid and to select from the
collection a.stamp of 1940 at random.
ANGLICAN .BISHOP OF AITIGtA, u .
His Lordship Bishop Orland J 1t .. SOCIALIST HBMELAND
is visiting Dominica to confirm those
candidates BBtO ARE PEhADY FOr1 CONFIRM- In Havana recently, black U.S. mili-
ATION on Sund.-y, Jhnuary 14. tant Angela Davis arrived for her third
Fr. Wyatt reamiinded'pairishoners that visit to Cuba, which she once said was
if a. gift. is being given, to a Gandidat4,her "Socialist Hbmeland.': She became a
give something- that the person can folk aeroihe in. Cuba while awaiting trial
really uce In sixty years time, the in California,
priest will not bo impressed by a. THE .POPE. HAD 'FLU.
carefully jpreaerved, unused Prayer v
careful aered, usd Prayer Pope Paul, 'ecovering from influenz-
Book that was given at*Confirmation I a few diys ago, had cancelled his wee y
A recent dinner for 150 at the renov- a ew ys ago ha called weely
atred ectory during C50-istmas -tide general audienoc for pilgrims.- The
atd ectoy dur the Governorhristmas -tide** e s 75.
was attended by H'.E. the Governor*. Eope is 75.
Fid~ay cua .197J. THE S
SOCIAL JUSTICE: Joh 'Spector (frp)
American Folklore are reprinted with the
kind permission of, auth rs'Prof.Joseph
Borom&, Mr. Douglas Taylor, Rev.Father
Proesmans CSsR, and Dr.Cecil. Coodridge.
To have these twelvepapers" brought'to-
gether in one book'is a fine effort,and
I hope Dominicans will be :in the major-
ity of persons who obt di copies, At
first1, copies were given away to favour-
ed persons, particularly Tational Day
visitors, and sale. us .prohibited pend-
ing arrangements with th.e authors and
first publishers. The prie (if any
copies ame left in the Premier's office,
is $10.00. '
The second publication, lent tothe
STAR by the author's father-in-law Mr.
S,.J. Lewis is "Soil and Land Use Sur-
veys" -- a highly technical publication
by D.M Lang, publishe'T'by the U.W.I*
Regional Research Centre Trinidad.This
is a most valuable document which can
best be interpreted by a highly qualif-
ied scientist-farmer. The information
given in TABLES XV and XVI which are
keys to the APPENDIX ("Somen. important
characteristics of the soil mapping
units of Dominipa") maeo h guide, be-
tween them, to the fertility of any
particular. district;.and to the crops
which can be grown there. Questions
of-importance, however, are whether
the agricultural, extension officers are
sufficiently briefed to advise farmers
(concluded.at foot of this page)
DOMINICA BANANA GROVRS' A-S
Growers are hereby .notified that .the G
per ton with effect from 18th December
the grower of 0.8'cents per pound at t
has advised the' Aesociation to maintain
I'arket Price'of 85 per ton which will
cents per pound %4ith 6ff6ct from this
ending 6th. January, .1973, and until fu
will apply: ___
Basic Price Bonuse
inl Foam 8
Super lb. Quality
At Boxing Plants .2.8 0,5
At Buying Points. 2,0 0.5
S0 T I C E
reen Mark-et Price lhs dropped to 075
, 1972. This, would allow a price to
he boxing plants, Government, however,.
n. the price 'at the level- of a Green
bring to the grower a price of 2.-8
week i.e. for the shipment of Ithe we ek
rather notice the following price schedule
Gs in 0 per lb. ... Posasib.le
Dehand- S eeving Truck- Total
ing -. ing /Lb.
0.25 0.25 125 3.925
0.25 0.25 .125 3.125
VIVIAnr WHITE '
in each district; whether translation into simple layman's language has been
done; and whether the" patois-spedking peasant-farmer will' put his trust in this
information,. The Survey' (io. 21, Dominica) was published in September 1967 and
costs ten shillings or 50'ew Pence (presumably $2.40 in Trinidad currency or
a British postal order -- if still available).
TAR Pe Nine .
A- MESSAGE: -7AEEAY FOR 1973?.
Are you willing to forgot what you have
done for other pooplc, ant'o remember
what other people have done for youF-to
ignor what the world owes you, ja....
think what you owe the world; to vat
your rights in the background, and your
duties in the middle distance, and your
chances to do a little more than your"
duty in the foreground; to see that your
follow men are just as real a you are,
and try to look behind their hearts:,
hungry for joy* -to 'own that probably the
only good reason for your existence is
not what you are going tQ get out of life,
but what you are going to give to life;
to close your book of complaints against
ET "mOangement of the universe, and look
around you for a place where you can sow
a few sees, of happiness:--are you willing
to do those things even for a. day?
Are you willing to believe that love
is the strongest TSg in t the world:-
stronger than hate, strongerE than. bvil,
stronger than death--and that. the Blesoed
Life which bogan in Bethleham more than
nineteen hiuhdred .years ago..is tho' iMago
and brighthese of the Eternal Love?'
And if you are willing to keep it for.*'
a day., why not everyday., in 19732 You
cannot keep it al6noe The LORD, JESUS is
so ready to' help you..daily throughout
thi. w ear. Lat. IM L.
rom. ST.OEPH BAPTIST GIBRCH.
St'. Joseph, Dominice
(Pnv. .Tronni: L.Van. Hclo..Pt'iL--
---.-t~~Ir~'~--: ~ i~----- -- -I
Pa 10 ..............TE STAR V k.idy.,. uiaxy. 5,.197 .....
T*A**S***R*cle: ACf E HMTRED AFFECTS 1E,
S*T*A-*R*S *P*QOR*T*S -" by- IORCMISTON..
CRICKET. India Von the second test
match against England after fortune
had swayed from side to side from the
first day. India won by 29 runs.
Scores in the match-w re, India 210
vnd 155, S&3irani. 53 5ad -Enginaerr 75.
England' 174 and-163,' Tbny Griag 60
The. series now stand one-a-ll with three
more .atches. to be played'. '
On the inter ntio.al scenco,Austrtia
defeatedd. Pakistan by"92 runs in their
sonond Tost match after some massive
totals. from- either side in Which not c
less. than six annturies wore scored.
Australia batted first and declared
on. the. aomond day' with their' score ai
441. Zor 5 vwith'Ian-. Reodath 135, 3Greg'
Clhappoll. 16 n.o. and.aknbcks of 66 and
74 from 1. Ghappell and' wicketkeeper
Rodne~y Irash respectively.
".Pakistan started theo- chase magnifi-
cantly and amassed the massive totalof
574. for. 8 doc. with I--hjiIaKhan 158,'
,Sadi kMohbmmad 142, ana" 7-.ZAbbas 51,
atifkha am 68 and Mustag, Tbassmed 6Q
. Pakistam dismissed Australia for 425
in. their second innings w3th Bernaud
142. and aheehan_ 127 getting centuries,
and GhGaappell 62. -
'Set to scoro. 293iii just over 300
minutes, Pakistan started briskly but
soon fell into trouble"t6 the pace of
Lillae andn Walker A&nd'wore all3'dia-
missed for 200 runs, thus giving'
Austtalia itwo upin the three match.
'* Auarali. has announce d'their fifteen
strong' team to tour the Tio st Indies- in''
February. They are'I.Gliappell. (Sapt.),
K Stadsiool. (y.vGap'.) G.CnHapell,
!.'Radpath, D.,Walters, <.Bernaidd, R.
Edwards, R. Whrah, 'D. ille- 'B. Mssie,
Walker, W.,1nmmond, K.0'lCeefe., TJenner
and Watkins. xv***********:*****4 *
SELILJ SE3~D matches for 1-97,3 are
expected to start Saturday, Jan.6, with
a match between Barbados and the Gombin
ed Islands; to be played. at Kingston Ova3
Barbados are defending champions this
year. (after Trinidad held the champion-
ship for. 1970 and. 1971), having previous-
ly to this held it for the longest while
Four Dominicans are expected to be
on the Gombined Team--- I.'Shillingford
(Gapt.)., I~.Sebastian, IN.Phillip and
G. Shillingford.. .. 7
Pleased about India's Test victory
over England,--the.President of India
sent the. Tleamis captain a congratulatory
Printed & Published by the Proprietor, Robert E. Allfrey of Mill House,
*Copt Hall, at 26 Bath Road, Roseau, D o m i n i c a West Indies.
by Al Akong (from p. 4.)
I like a lot of things that the white
aen do, most of the things that I have
benefitted from in ry life I learnt from
the white man; take my present job for
example (not the one I learnt to do from
ay apprenticeship days'under the -uidance
of black men))I enjoy it tremendously,
and I make enough money to fight this
alarming cost of living. I got a start.
at it by reading books written by the
white man, and it was an Englishman whom
I went to work for that gave me the best
chance o6f"m~"fifieto.put what I had read
about ixto pzSti-E, and showed me, un-
selfishly, many more'things which I. am
aow beniffiting from in my present job
(L now work for another Englishman after
I quit a government job in disgust.)
Now don't junp to conclusions and
think I. like the white man so much; I.
resent him deeply when I think of how he
likes to dominate other races and.made
slaves of the black man, but I also resent.
equally the Japanesq who tried to dominate
the Chinese andgulq the Far East; I
resent equally two Caribs of long ago who
conquered the peaceful' Arawaks and drove
them out of their land, and today I. am
beginning to resent those black men who
want to force African culture and
dominance .n the West Indies..
WIFE IOTE ..
1, S.IMO1T STEPIn1T of. MASSAC, beg to
s1-te tEat ay""dE .wi'f AERTE SEP=EN,
bavingd, 'my homs. vthout any- ue
provocatiob, repeated y during }Xov'm-
bor and December'(six times to be exact)
and that she pays no heed to what I have
to say, therefore I will not undertake
any responsibility for bills, or burdens
of any kind.accumulated by the said
IARTL SQEPHEN n6o IUTUENT. during her
aSe- ON STEPHEN
LATE NEVSi: 1Ir. Clpm Johnsoi' a
appointment as Managdr of Goeest Indus-
tries (WI)Ltd after 23 years' service
is welcomed by Dom6inicans. Sir Garnet
-Gordon, rotd. Doe,31st, will. continue, as
Goests' legal adviser.' Replacing him as
Chairman is Mr'.John 'Bilwood, with Ban-
ana Industry experience in the Camoronns.
*** A cache of ammunition/explosives was
found by a staff member of PIHX outside
the TB ward Police were called. The
JAYCEES converged on Dominica today for'
an important meeting at SISSEROU Sat.am.
DQminica's Jayceos Pros.is Mr.NIichael ,