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Dominica herald
Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
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Roseau, Dominica
Dominica Herald
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Began in 1955? Cf. caption.
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Editor, <1963-1964>: Phyllis Shand Allfrey.
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"For the General Welfare of the People of Dominica, the further advancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole."
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Description based on: Jan. 12, 1963; title from caption.
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Last issue consulted: December 31, 1964.

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The Finest Peopl .Th Ricket Sol
( For tl e Getera 1 Welfare of the People of Dominica, the Ifurther r:dvancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole)





Ban Dangerous Tests

On August 5th 1963, three big World Powers took the
first step towards safety when Great Britain, the United
States of America and the Union of Socialist S o v i e t
Republics signed a partial nuclear test ban treaty with full
formality in the Kremlin Grand Palace in M o s c o w.
Signatories were the Foreign Ministers of the three states,
Lord Home, Mr. Dean Rusk and Mr. Andrei Gromyko,
and the pact was witnessed by the Secretary General of
the U n it e d Nations, U Thant, who flew to Moscow
especially for the occasion.
Ban-The Bombers Claim Credit adors including six from Commun-
ist countries. First to sign in
Premier Krushchev, who also wit- Washington was the Australian am-
nessed the signing, said that it cli bassador, and in each capital over
d eight years of hard bargaining thirty signatures attested to the de-
mazed eight years of hard bargaining sire of most independent countries
between East and West and came sire of most independent, countries
oewc v cla g the in the world to end testing as a first
on the eve of the eighteenth anniver- in the world to end testing as a first
sary of the devastation of Hiroshima, step to nuclear disarmament.
the Japanese city which suffered the Ratificatin Renqire
first atomic bomb attack. Ratification Require
In Hiroshima the following day was The nwiccord will become 4
aanst Nclar bombs, n hich
. .... m .e i..... __ proved by the So Council of
determine "ban-the-bomb demon Mniter of which Mr. Krushchev
strators from all over the world is rman, by her Majesty's Go-
claimed the treaty as the first break- r b r o
through that had resulted fro their ernnt in Grt Bitin

The Russian, Indian and East the members present in the Senate of
European countries' delegates took the United States. StChairman ofby
the opportunity to demonstrate Sena. Senate's, Disarmaent
against the Chinese del e g a t i on Committee and several other Sena-
(whose leader spoke against theory indicatedthat only a handful
bomb) by turning ther of senate votes will be cast against
he denounced the test ban treaty as t ea
"an imperialist plot against the the ratification oFethe treaty and
Chinese masses." China, w h o despite Federal expenditure on
along with France has declined to armaments amounting to 40% of
along with France has decline to the annual budget: a sudden reduc-
sign a treaty, is hoping to produce tihe annul a rms en endin
onher own nuclear in U. S. armaments spending
her own nuclear bomb in the near without a carefully planned switch-
thture, over to civilian-consumption goods
Will Adenauer Sign might disrupt the economy and
Wil denau Sign increase the already high unemploy-
hrw_. ab .. .... h .U.:r a.,., ,ment figure.
futrwt ibt c areflly lanndiswtch

Alnot er possi l non-signatory
is the West German Republic.
The Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer,
wishes to hold off for the present
since East German Prime Minister
Walter Ulbricht wishes to sign and
Adenauer feels that for West Ger-
many to sign on equal terms would
increase the prestige of East Ger,
many and seem like Western recogn.
ition of the Communist regime:
this is denied by British and Amer-
ican spokesmen. who are encourage,
ing Adenauer to sign.

Rush To Support
An unusual procedure declared
the three original signatories of the
trea, 'o be legal depository powers.
Thus -1 Thursday copies of the
Treaty were available in Moscow,
London and Washington. The
first to sign in London was the
High Commissioners for Canada
and he was quickly followed by over
3o other Commissioners & Ambass-

Pope John's Part
Credit for the treaty goes to all
three leaders, but as leading British
M. P. and Labour Party commen-
tator R. H. S. Crossman wrote in
the Guardian 'Mr. Kennedy deserves
all the praise he will get. But the
man who is, I believe, mainly res-
ponsible for the new American
policy was buried recently in Rome.
The philosophy ot peaceful co-exis-
tence outlined by Mr. Kennedy was
quite obviously derived wholesale
from Pope John's call to the nations.
If that papal pronouncement of ap-
peasement had not been made, I
cannot conceive that he could have
repudiated containment with such
profound emotion or with such in-
tellectual conviction.
Before he was elected, did any
one foresee this particular advantage
in having a Catholic in the White
S(Cont. foot next column)

Death Of
Kennedy's Son

The U. S. first family was
struck by grief on Thursday
night when Patrick, infant
second son of President and
Mrs. Kennedy, d i e d in a
Boston hospital a g e d one
The boy, five weeks pre-
mature and weighing i tb- s,
had been struggling to
breathe properly since his
sudden birth at a naval
hospital 55 miles a wa y,
where his mother J a c k i e
Kennedy still lies recovering
from her third Caesarian
childbirth. Patric k was
rushed in an incubator ,to
another hospital for specal-
ist care in a pressure cham-
ber lent by Harvard Medical
School, and seemed to be
improving slightly; but
Doctors said (according to
a radio broadcast) that the
baby's e ff o r t s to breathe
weakened his heart, which
gradually failed. President
Kennedy was near his tiny
son at the moment of death.

Dominica's New
Inhabitants of Paix Bouche and
Bense were gratified to have a new
school each, opened on Thursday
August Ist in the presence of Min-
iste i, Officials, guests and local
residents. The two schools cost
$49,500 each and can accommodate
200 pupils apiece, The buildings
were blessed by Rev. Father Vison-
neau, and the functions were presided
over by H. H the Administrator.
School children expressed their joy
by singing.

Disarmament Proceeds
Meanwhile the disarmament con-
ference at Geneva has resumed in:in
unusually cordial spirit, the Soviet
delegate Mr. Tsarakin claiming
the Moscow agreement showed the
"correctness" of co-existence and
the British delegate iMr. Peter Tho-
mas emphasising that a total ban on
nuclear tests should be the eventual
goal. As Mr Macmillan said in
his statement after the treaty signing,
perhaps the log-jam has been cleai-
ed and the world will soon move
on to wage the new war on poverty
'and hunger.

Barbados Choir Visits
Singers Warmly Received
A fine choir from Barbados whose choral services are
given "for the animation of the sick and incapacitated"
landed in Dominica last Thursday from MV "Federal
Palm", accompanied by the Hon. Mr. Da Costa Edwards
(their Minister of Social Services). They were met by Hon.
W.S. Stevens. The Choir went into action and sang al-
most immediately, visiting Princess Margaret Hospital dur-
ing the same afternoon, and performing at Pointe Michel
at 8 p.m.
Director Arrived Early
There are 59 members of the group, and their founder-
director, Mr. Harold Rock, came here a week before-
hand to make necessary arrangements. The Choir ladies
have been accommodated in the Domestic Science Centre
and the men at the Grammar School. On Friday they en-
tertained Infirmary residents before lunch, and sang at St.
Joseph during the evening. A collection is taken during
public performances to help defray their transportation costs
and assist the institutions. Expressions of. gratitude towards
.,L,,.a,. va'uiig tliufis~icia, wdaipreaa in'to.mtflumiat-.

Saturday ioth.

Sunday IIth.

Monday 12th.

Tuesday I3th.
Return to Roseau

Leave Roseau for North.
Marigot 1o--I a. m; Calibishie -
11.30. Move on to Portsmouth -
Portsmouth Hospital 5-6 pm.
Benjamin's Park 8.30 pm.
Vieille Case 11-12 noon.
Portsmouth Hospital 4. pm.
Methodist Church-7.15 pm.
Wesley: 9.30 am.
Marigot Hospital: Io.oo am.
Marigot Exhibitions: 3 pm. to 4 pm.
Prisons and Mental Hospital 4-
5 pm. Government House 8.30--
9.30 pm.

Wednesday I4th. Prin. Margaret Hospital 1o-i- am.
Soufriere 4.30--5.30 pm.
Thursday I5th. Ca:le Bruce Ix--i- noon,
La Plaine 3-4 pm.
Friday 16th, Infirmary Io-II am.
Grand Bay 4-6 pm,
Saturday i7th. Peebles Park o--ir am.
Mahaut Centre 5-6 pm.
Sunday i8th Princess Margaret Hospital Ir-I2 noon.
Botanical Gardens 4.30 pm.
Anglican Church Roseau 8 pm.
Monday r9th St. Gerard's Hall 8.30 pm. (1$.oo adults,
children 25e).
Tuesbay 2oth. Infirmary io--II am.
Farewell Party T. B. Ward.

The hearing of a murder charge against Mr. & Mrs. Isaac (in the
case of Rosalind Balson of Pointe Michel who died of burns) was further
postponed until August 14,
The case on August 6 against Roma Farrel, for inflicting grievous
bodily harm with intent on Bernard Matthew, by throwing a saucepan of
boiling water on him, was prosecuted by officer Clyde Cerville. The
accused was defended by Barrister Armour and the foreman of the Jury
was Mr. Gustavus Timothy, J.P., M.B E.
After a summing up by the Judge, the Jury found Roma Farrel
guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent; but submitted a plea of mercy.
She was remanded in custody until the end of the session. (Cont. p. 1o)



( VicePrincipil)


personnel is as pressing as ever, par-
ticularly with the development of
agricultural settlement schemes in
the scheduled areas of the Colony.
It is hoped,'therefore, that training
in co-operation will soon be recom-
j -., _1 :1

The importance of training institutes in public ad- are posted either io the central blishments. i..4 officers have so ftr mend on a Kenya basis and wil
ministration has bIen increasingly recognized by dvelop- government as assistant secretries or completed these courses or are nearing again form part of the general train-
minisato the fi: d as district officers. The the end of their studi-s; they will ing function at Kabete.
ing countries in recent years. In Kenya, the decision to object of the course is not, therefore, provide the backbone of the middle What is the future. The aca-
establish an Institute of Administration followed rapidly to prepare a man for a specific as- executive service of the government demic side of the Institute curricu-
on the Lancaster House Conference of 1960, which set in signmnent as a secretariat official or for many years to come lum is about to be strengthened by
entirely new pace of constitutional change for the Colony. regional administrator, but rather to At a higher level of executive the addition to the regular teaching
t as followed by confrnce on te u b i c equip him wit the basic skills and training, two advanced executive staffoffive university specialists pro-
t was followed y o cren on th u background knowledge which he courses of six months' duration are vided by Syracuse University,
Service which led in turn to the creation within Govern- will need in either capacity, already in progress and will be succee- New York, which throughout the
ment of a Service and Training Branch. O e of the he g o ve r n m e nt a 1 ded by further series. These courses Institute's short life has been an
functions of this branch is to localise the Civil Service at m a c h i n e r y of K e n y a which are extremely intensive in active and valued ally.
the gr e a t e s t speed consistent with the maintenance of has been built up with the genera- character, aim at producing men to The range of skills which these
e fli c i e n t standards. Fundamental to the success of a list administrator as its foundation, assume the most senior posts in the specialists will cover includes not
There i. no reason to believe that, executive tghdes. Students are only subjects such as comparative
policy of localisation is the existence of proper training although the political framework is chosen for training through a system government and economics in which
facilities for the higher cadre of the Service. It was in changing, the essential character of of interviews under the guidance of direct instruction is required, but
order to provide such facilities that the Kenya Institute of the administrative task will alter. the Civil Service Commission. also the provision of audio-visual
Administration was opened in July, 1961. The Department of Public Ad. aids and advice on the latest teach-
The Institute was fortunate in that a site of sufficient ministration also conducts courses at They can look forward to even- ing methods and techniques. They
Sless advanced level for the district tual appointment to positions at the will work under the direction of the
size and conveniently close to Nairobi was immediately cadre of the administrative service. top level ofthe executive cadre, as Principal as an integral part of the
available for occupation. This was the area of the old These officers are the principal exc- cie accountants and chief institute staff and will undoubtedly
Jeanes School at Lower Kabete, which was taken over cutants ofgovernment policy at the is vtabl noonly because he majority have a unique contribution to make
after many years of useful foundation work in the training level of day-to-day field administra ofuch pots are currently held by to the wider development of the
field. The Institute's first course consisted of 22 students tion, and tey come tothe expatates, but also because on their ro e training prove
for a re months' course, designed, exptThe nature of the training provi-
drawn from the ranks of serving officers of the Provincial not as a venue of promotion, but toeffective functioning so much ofthe ded at the Institute and the type of
Ad iisrtinan heLborDeatmn, n sen otagovernment machine depends.
Administration and the Labour Department, and s e n t enable them to discharge their duties g n nt machine depends. of L l course conducted, are kept under
into training for six months to qualify for appointment as with greater efficiency and expertise. vernmen as the me implies constant review. As general educa-
District and Labour Officers They study all aspects of basic G e ent s n m tonal standards improve, the stan
In less than two years, the student population has administrationfrom stores control thestaffs of local ahorits through- ardoflearning mparted must rise
S. o .the staffs of local anthoritins through- also.
ris e.n to over 300, studying in one or another of four to the rforancos Imited o out Knya wth a num r rom There will a place- and an
gisterial functions. In addition., out K a w There will be a place and an
different- departments, and preparing for a variety of Cen- they are given an insight into the Tanganyika as well important place fo r. research
tiat A- 4 Courses are at two levels, the
tral AdI c Local Government posts. The Institute already wider spheres of policymaking, hi^Tgher o ctw esldetts which the exigencies o the prog..
o reisedudinth must ab to hither of which stu e. e r.fme have not so ftr allowed, ex-.
has tome- 7oo pat students and. has not only, diversified which they must be able to inter- fGo the intermediate examintis of ea imt A t
its studies but. andrd .them enormously in:- .s. eailP tf not iniae directly. _d ,onlA limited scale. itfP n
scop. 'Moreover, the physical development of the site Tr ers and Accoutnts or the t with itsiwn iistictional
has gone hand in hand with the,increase in the size of the. As an extension of the Institute's Corporation of Secretaries. ,material and text books particularly
student community current programme, plans already in These students will, after a year' suitedto East African needs; the
nC ous intania aia y. preparation for a series of short sen- course, be qualified to the intermdi- publication ofan institute journal is
Generous financial assistance from the Agency or cr courses, designed to provide train- ated standard of international recog- ow undcons n nd wi b
International Development of the United States Govern- ing :n decision-mnaking and policy- nised professional bodies, and will n sential development for the In-
ment has enabled a modern class-room block to be con- formulation for local officers who assume the more senior posts in the statute to maintainits status and press
structed as well as four new Halls of Residence, a dining are destined t, fill the most senior local government service. tige. The field of public adminis-
hall and a lounge. A new library with space for 0,000o posts in the future Civil Service. At a less advanced level, courses train training is still in many ways
These courses will be conducted are conducted for local authority embryonic, and a receptiveness to
books is about to be built through A. I. D. funds, and ndder the direction of the Depart- accounts and secretarial staff, and nw ideasandstimuli will in the
the K e n y a Government is undertaking the extensive ment of Public Administration, but these also prepare for examinations future a vital prerequisite of progress.
reconstruction and renovation of an old dining hall and will be of a participant .nd problem- set by the professional bodies men- The essential function of the Kenya
common room inherited trom Jeanes School and still in solving nature, with lectures provide toned above. Institute of Administration has never
use by a large part of the student persons ofeminence in every Local authorities pay for their been better expressed than by Sir
sebalarge p art of Tthe student body. 'walk o i f./ The course wll asostudents to attend courses in the Patrick Renison, the then Governor
By the end of 1963, when the current building pro- be a new departure for the Institute students to aend courses in the Pateck Renyson, the then Governor
gramme should be completed, the physical aspect of the in that they will be attended not aries bu haovided by the Agency tion stonested ofKenya, when he ai the tuition blda-ck
Institute will be impressive indeed. Already it presents only by civil servants, but by senior by bursaries tional voided by the Agvelopmency tion stone ofth January 962. He con
an institutional asset, of which any Government might be or potentially senior executive minus The Community Development eluded his speech with these words:
proud, try With the approach of inpend-luded his speech with these words:
prudence, i: is essential that leaders in Training Centre operates under the "I would wish that we have jointly
Under :he overall direction of the Principal, the In- every field meet together and tackle overall dir:c.ian of the Ministry of created today an Institution that will,
stitute now has four autonomous Departments, each under their problems in a spirit of mutual SocialDevelopment as a part of the over the years, gain a reputation for
its own head and with its own qualified lecturing staff. endeavour and understanding. A situe. It trains not only omms prodc ing Civil Servants of thae big
These are: series of short courses of this nature unity development officers and assis- gest integrity and ability and that will
SThe Department of Public Administration, should do a great deal to fulfil the tants, but provides also a wide be honoured throughout Africa for
* The Department of Excutive Trainiing, need for trainge and cooperation range of short courses in the princi- the spirit of Service that it has
* The Department of Executive Training, n^ "for" td o opeo ples and practice of community instilled".
* The Department of Local Government, at the highest level of administrative and practice of community iers stilled".
* The Community Development Training Centre activity. the organizers of women's clubs.
The Department of Public Administration, whose Head is also Vice- After ten years of continuous as-
Principal and Director of Studies for the Institute as a whole, conducts The Department of Executive sociation first withJeanes School and Smallpox
courses in public administration for higher administrative cadres of the Training at the Institute is designed latterly with the Kenya Institute of
civil service. These courses cater not only for the new intake ofuniver- to train c x c c u t v e Administration, the East African Vaccination For
sity graduates into the services, but for promising field officers at the officers for the central government School of Co-operation closed at
lower level who are considered suitable material for training for promo- and the regions. The officers train- the end of1962. Originally an in- U.K. Entry

Each course lasts for six
months, and studies are centred
around the main subjects of
management, 1 a w, economics,
politics and government, with an
emphasis throughout on the practi-
cal skills and techniques which the
senior administrator, whether in
Central Government or in a field
appointment, needs to know. A
great deal of use is made of the live
case study and project techniques

which have become an accepted
part of public administration train-
ing at the advanced level.

The maximum number of stu.
dents on any one course is twenty-
four; five courses have already passed
through the Institute, and a sixth is
in residence. On the successful
completion of their course, officers

ed are drawn entirely from the cleri-
cal grades of the government service,
and are selected for their executive
potential and for the branch
of executive work for
which they are best fitted through
the medium of a one week's assess,
ment course at the Institute.
If they are successful in passing the
assessment standards, they return to
the Institute for an extensive three
months' specialist course in either
accounts, office management or esta-

ter-territorial training institution for
the officers of co-operative depart-
ments and the managers of
co operative societies throughout
East Africa, its closure was the result
of the decision of the Uganda Gov-
ernment in 1959 and the Tangan-
yika Go v e r n m e nt in 1962 to
establish their own training facilities
in their own countries.
However the need for the Kenya
Government to continue with the
training of its own co-operative

LONDON, Aug. i CP:-
The B r i t i s h Ministry of
Health announced t h a t,
beginning Thursday, inter-
national certificates of vacci-
nation against smallpox will
be required by travellers
arriving directly in Britain
from Africa, Asia or



-" ......-.n.r..- TRADE UNION NEWS
R oss Hall Writes n Rigs
from Leads Unio0 Rights In
S HISTORY" Trinidad &
T Joamaica

A TRIBUTE TO A TRUE LEADER Joint Operations in Sugar Be'ts

I-Iere in this d o w n-to- lectured a f'w only of his
earth north of England in- men on taking courses to
dustrial city there is a feeling bring iheir general know-
of great loss. Not over the ledge of the appurtenances
English defeat in the fourth of lhfe up to the standard
T es t match, but because expected from so promin,:nt
Frank Worrell, a West In- a personage as a Test crick-
dian, won't pass this way peter; on criLket he lectured
again, nobody.
Frank Wonell and his "If something g was
t e a m, first in Australia a wrong, he told them what
couple of years ago, and now wa; right and left it to them.
in England, have added a "These words will always
new dimension to cricket ring in my ears. They are
history. something new, not only in
It is t r a g i c, andI am West Indies cricket but in
being practical, not senti- West Indies lif. W s t
mental, that this West I-In- dians can often tell you
dies t o u r of England is what is wrong and s ome
Frank W o r r e I l's last as even what will make it right,
Captain. but they don't leave it to
From being the best ever you. Worrell did: It is
of West Indies' skippers, the ultimate expression of a
the one who has t a u g h t most finished personality,
West Indians how to stand who k n o w s his business,
firm in adversity, the one th e o r y and practice, and
who had to wait too long knows modern men."
for his inheritance, he will I v e r y, member o, the
Soon' Wk I-t.l .rn West ndies team in England
of the university Collge o w id do anything fot Frank
the West Indies in Jamaica. Worrell I am wondering
The present West Indies what the West Indies will
team is probably the strong do without him.
est cricket combination in With no disrespect to
the world. It will remain younger members of his
good, when Worrell is using side they are the first to
his own time and his own see it-- it s going to be very
petrol to run students to a difficult to find a successor.
sports field that, in his young He has set such a high stan-
days, he'd have walked to dard.
without a thought. But He has expanded the con-
will it ever be so good ception of West Indian
again. personality. With all the
No appointment in the West Indan ease, humour
NWest Indies was e the sand easy adaptation to envi-
West Indies was e v e r so
universally and warmly ap- ronment, Frank Worrell has
proved as that of F r a n k won new friends for the
proved as that of F n W e s t Indies wherever he
Worrell as Captain. has travelled.
West Indians crowding has trave
West Indians crowding As Leeds is missing him
to Tests bring with them thetda y, so all England is
whole past history and all Engl
future hopes of the islands. gong to miss Frank orre
In Worrell, the last of the
three W's, they have been Frank Worrell, master crick-
prepared to parade t h e i r eter, tomorrow.
worldly goods. DOMINO SUCCESS

These were duly Fecog-
nised when at the end oi
Worrell's Australian tour, a
quarter of a million people
filled the Melbourne streets
in a spontaneous gesture to
bid farewell to the West
Indians. One people
speaking to another.
C. L. R. James, in his
superb "Beyond a Bound-
ary, writes: "As. everybody
knows, the tour began bad-
ly. But, said Worrell, he

During a Domino Competition
played at Beach Club Fond Cole
on August 6th, 1963 at Io:oo a.m.
the Wouon Waven team captained
by James Xavier (the same team
who won the D.H.F.A. prize on
June 22nd, 1963 at St.Gerard's
Hall) was greatly massacred by the
Success Domino Club, captained
by Perry Seraphine by a lead of
284 pIs., the Scores being as follow:
Success 18o5pts.
Wotton Waven I52Ipts.
Albert Faustine and Daniel
Glanville top scored for Success
with 1232 pts.

formed and a temporary executive
council elected.
Two other forces in being are
the Trade Union Council with its
25 affiiiateo on one hind, and the
Guiana Apgi cnlural workers Union
sponsored by the ruling Jaganist
pany on the other.

"Oapitalist Slaves"

Two unions will have equal
right to be present a and to take In a radio broadcast Pollrd
part in negotiations for sugar estate attacked American unions as "slaves
workers in Jamaica. The two t. the capitalist system.'' Calling
organ stations are the Nat;onal on workers and peasant farmers'
Workers' Union and the Bustamanic organizations to jc1n the new move,
Industrial Trade Union who have ment Pollard declared the Christian
signed an agieerreit on procedure trade union system is the social and
with the Sugar Manufacturers' economic system that ca i stop peon
Association. pie from goii.g socialist or common
All workers covered by tl.e agree* nist. As for old capital sm everyone
ment are to become members of one is fed up with it and fed up with
of the unions within a month of the kind of unions that support it."
entering permanent employment and Editorial note: This Jevelopinent
the unions will ''freeze" their resp:c and MIr. Pollard's statement will be of
ive memberships for two years, dur- interest to our readers wlo have studied
ing which period no change cf the contributions headed "International
membership amongst workers on the Unions In Struggle."
sugar estates will be recognized. -
The manufacturers' association Ne World S d
has agreed to operate th: "chkck-off "' ew World Speet
system for collecting union subscrip- Rec)ard
In Trinidad a recent Commission BONNEVILLE, SALT FLATS, UTAHI,
of Inquiry headed by Sir George Aug. 5 CP:- Craig Breedlove
Honeyman has recommended that of the United States became the
two unions, the All-Trinidad Sugar fastest man on wheels today by
Estates & Factories Workers' Union piloting his jet powele' tricycle
and the Amalgamated Workers' on a two run average of 407.45
Union, should be represented on a m.p h. The previous record was
joint industrial council for the sugar 394-.96 m.p.h. set by Lngland's
industry. While iecognising 'that John Cobb here sixteen years ago.
a substantial number ofsugar workers- -
wished to be presented by the A pliCatiOn For :
I ,-malgamated W zrkcrs* Uiiuu l .. U i -.h .
Commissionco n de m n ed th ; lquor L 0ence
poaching of members that had taken
place as a breach of accepted trade To the Magistrate District 'E" &
union practice and gave a warning the Chief of Police
that recognition of this union should We, L. Delsol & Sons residing
not encourage any other union to at Goodwill, Parish of St. George do
seek to enter the sugar industry. hereby give you notice that it our
The Commisi.n added that intention to apply at the Magistrate's
success for the joint industrial coun- Court to be held at Rose;u, on Wed.
cil could only be assured if the par- nesday 2nd October 1963 en-
ties entered it freely and with a will suing for a retail Liquor Licence,
to succeed. 'It should have for its in respect of our premises, situated
purpose not only the negotiation of at Bellevue Chopin, Parish of St.
wages and conditions, but also, it George.
should provide the medium through Dated this 6th day of August,
which discussions can take place for I963.
promoting the welfare of the workers, D mini n
for improving employer-worker Dominica Banana
relations and for the general efficiency
of the industry. It should not meet Banana Shipmenl
only in the shadow of a trade
dispute." S'

Trade Union
"Third Force"

New Development In
B. G.
GUIANNA, CP:- A Tiade Union
third force has now begun to take
shape in British Guiana, where the
Trades Union Council recently
fought an eighty-day general strike
battle, successfully defending the free
Labour Movement against a Gov-
ernment bid for control through
legislative means. It is sponsored
by Nicholas Pollard, joint-Secretary
(for the British Caribbean) of the
Latin American Ccnfederation
of Christian Trade Union. A
new Guiana confdd rution of
Christian and believing trade unions
and allied organizations has been

New Education

Trinidad Govt, Press Pelease

Cabinet has approved the
introduct i o n of a pilot
scheme involving the use of
primary school buildings for
the education of pupils who
do not qualify under the
Common Entrance examina-
For example, a primary
school in one of the areas
selected will be used for
primary pupils in the morn-
ing but as a senior school
in the afternoon for students
of eleven plus who do not
qualify under Common En-
trance. The same system
will apply to Home Econo-
mics and Industrial Arts
Centres in the area..
In 1962, of 20,435 pupils
who sat Common Entrance,
9,507 had an IQ (Intelli-
gence Quotient) of 95 plus:
and 5,702 an 'IQofgo plus
but below 95. Thus there
was a total of 15,2o09 with a
90 plus IQ while the num-
ber of places a va i'l a bl-lI

3,668. ',
The 'pilot schdios are to'
beset up in the following
areas: Barataria- With bias
on engineering and commer-
cial subjects; Couva, Point
Fortin, Princes Town--
With bias o n engineering
commercial and agricultural
and farm subjects; Rio
Claro, Sangre Grande-
with bias on agricultural
and farm subjects.

Growers Association

t ef2nd Aug. 1965:


Roseau 32,295
Portsmouth 36,462
Coast 3,228
Exports Jan. i--July, 25 1,606,963
Total Exports to date t,678,948
" Ex. to 2nd Aug. 1962 1,500,941
Increase 178,007


Overseers required with experience in coconut,
banana and cocoa cultivation or with agricul- ;
tural training. Must be prepared to reside at
Melville Hall or Castle Bruce Estates.
i Melville Hall Estate
1Aug, 3-
... ******-************* '





THE signing of a nuclear test ban agree-
ment between world p o w e r s,
divorced though it may be from s m a l
every day currents of reality (since few
humble citizens could h a v e imagined
themselves present at the ceremonial), is
not so much a victory for either of the
Mr. Ks, Mr. M., or any other glorified
initial representing power. It is a victory
for the common man, and we' acknow-
ledge it as such while we pay tribute to
those who stepped across the chasm and
did the obvious thing.
For years now it has become increas-
ingly plain that the little man, the man
in the street, the ordinary family (whether
living in New York, London or Lenin-
g r a d) took exception to the potential
havoc and pollution embodied in nuclear
bomb tests wherever they were to be
held.-: At first these objections' were mild
and muted: after all, the big-shots, the
staesamen, the.jeas!* Above said tJiatL
t h e s e tests were necessary for national
security. But as time went on the rum-
blings of anxiety and the grumblings of
discontent became louder, and scientists
had something to say, too. Finally
Churchmen spoke out. A few "crazy
idiots" staged demonstrations. It was at
last perceived by the very highest authori-
ties that human beings took strong except-
ion to nuclear bomb tests. And so a
pact has been signed; details of the nego-
tiations a p p e a r in this newspaper on
page one,
Of course the triumph is a limited one
so far. It does not mean that nuclear
bombs or similar other deadly means of
mass extermination have been abolished:
far from it. This is only the first step
towards a general extension of interna-
tional decency: yet everyone knows the
importance of overcoming the obstruct-
ions of pride and past history which pre-
vent the peoples of the earth from reach-
ing an understanding. In this instance,
certain praise must go to President Ken-

nedy, who has grasped the concept
clash of doctrines is not a disaster -- i
an opportunity," and fo 1 o w e d w
Yet though it is but a first step (a
even the ban does not include und
ground tests) and not a sweeping vict
for common sense and the continual
of life on this globe since the v a
Chinese Republic has not assented, x
France has drawn aside it is a v
important signing and a still more i
portant sign. It is a sign that some
the world's leaders at least have reali
the dangers to which these rival tests w
subjecting their unwilling and sometir
unwitting populations. "Once you h;
unbridled forces w h i c h you will
powerless to c o p e with, then howe
matters go, you will be ruined at the e
of the tragedy." Those words w c
written by Engels in 1887; but they
.vaEidtaltinmea .,---.-~ ...- -.. -
We realise all too well that armame
mean employment; nuclear bomb p
duction and launching sites mean v
national spending, and that sometir
(though not invariably) threats act a
deterrent. These are among the arg
ments which will be used to pcstpo
the abolition of the globe's worst mena
the nuclear bomb itself. But listen
"All must realise that there is no h(
of putting an end to the building up
armaments, nor of reducing the pres
stocks, nor, still less, of abolishing th
altogether, unless the process is comply
and thorough and unless it proceeds fr
inner conviction: unless, that is, every
sincerely co-operates to banish the fear a
anxious expectation of war with wh
men are oppressed."
Who said those words; Not the li
man in the street who had been think
along those lines, nor the humble edi
of the HERALD, but the late Pope Jo
XXIII on iith April, 1963.

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It is a wonderful treat for us to be privil-
eged to hear a first-class Barbados Choir,
and the HERALD joins in welcoming those
inspired choristers to the island of Dom-
inica. They have come to bring tidings
of comfort and joy to ill and distressed
persons in our community, as well as
much pleasure to the average music-lover.
They are not confining their recitals to
Roseau alone, but wil strike out into
country districts and bring with them the

blended notes of unselfish friendship.
Just as the church choirs of English medie-
val days sometimes took along with them
mummers and mimers to entertain the
populace, we learn that these West Indian
singers have amongst them soloists and
tap dancers; their Minister of Social Ser-
vices has also favoured Dominica with
his presence. We thank them all for com-
ing and wish them a happy tour.
* i

Champion Of The
We noticed on the front
page of the HERALD'S issue for the
week July 6 a caption "Govt.
Minister attacks HERALD."
We wish it to be known that

the HERALD is the People's Paper
and does a great service in enlighten-
ing us on public issues and inftinge-
ment of our civil rights which might
otherwise pass unnoticed to our un-
Therefore we say whoever attacks
the HERALD attacks the people with
all that it implies.
Cont. on page 7


By Phyllis Shand Allfrey
From Chapter IX

It was Tuesday, Council of State day. Normally
on Tuesday, instead of going to the Minister, I would
telephone" to find out ifthere were any urgent matters for me to
deal with, and if not Nicholas would call for me in his
yellow taxi and drive me straight to the Governor Gen-
eral's House. On this day I summoned Nicholas early
and we drove to the Ministerial buildings, then known as
Federal House. He deposited me and my portfolio, which
already felt like a sack of stones, in the narrow alleyway
"A which served as a parking-place. Two Members of the
it is Federal Parliament were standing in the sunshine beside a
vise car, with their backs turned; as I moved into the shadow
of a doorway I heard the Prime Minister's name spoken
lnd low, and something in the tone of the speaker, some
ler- note of derision, held me there. I heard the MP say:
ory "Yes, he recovered. It would have been sordid to die
icn of a bad foot."
s t The other M.P. said: "Next time it might be a pro-
and per thrombosis."
very "O come, come," said the first Member. "You mustn't
im- wish sudden death even to a Colonial Office stooge."
of The other parried, "All I want is to see this tomfool
sed weakling Government crack up. As it will, soon. I
rere don't care how."
nes "With their majority, one vote of no confidence'in
ave the House," said the original speaker.
be "Or the defection of one or two Feds or better
ver still, of a Minister "
nd They came around the corner, and there was something in the ten-
r e seness of my beating which alarmed them. They fell silent, then mum-
are bled goodmornig. I went up the stairs, dragging my leather case, while
they took the lief to the Members' room, What I heard.had filled me
:nts withwild indignio, but I itep-ptcdTo beirdached an iidi i.
This was impossible. I knew it was more important to be a human
ro- being than to be a Minister of State.
vast The Governor General's House was a noble grey stone mansion set
nes amidst spacious lawns; the council chamber there, in which we held our
Is a earliest meetings, was like a large dining-room, air-conditioned to the point,
u- offrigidity. The Governor-General suffered intensely from our tropical
Seat. His bearing was handsome and formal and he disliked the casual
one unpunctuality of many West Indians,
ice, On this day the Prime Minister was alarmingly late. After a wait
to of nearly three-quarters of an hour he came in, walking very slowly,
unabashed looking. He apologised in his courteous deprecatory voice:
"I'm sorry, Your Exceilency. I had to go to a funeral."
ope I'm sorry, too," said His Excellency, his features hardly relenting.
of "You see, Sir, I suddenly heard . There was an old white man
ent -must have been over eighty if a day. He died yesterday. He used to
em be my schoolmaster. Died very poor. I heard of the burial late, and
[ete felt I ought to go. So I followed the coffin."
om I took off my dark glasses and turned a melancholy gaze full on the
Prime Minister. He was smiling, just as Sese smiled when she was
one deeply sad. I heard him say in an aside, "one of the best teachers I ever
ind knew." His voice was full of authentic affection. I hastily put my
ich glasses on again . The President was saying: "Arising out of the
minutes, I understand there is a correction ..
ttle There it was, the implication of 'universal love' which overshot
limitations of race, social status, and personal discomfort The Prime
ing Minister of our easy little near nation, a sick man, had risen early to
itor attend the funeral of a poor old white man, unknown to me, who had
ihn been a teacher; trudging after the bier to incur the displeasure of his col-
league the Governor General, another white man. I realized then more
clearly than ever what the P, M. stood for, and heard with new conscious-
ness the voice of the enemy in the alleyway:
"Better still -- the defection of a Minister."
In the break for coffee, Teacher spoke to me. "Why so serious?
Have you been to the funeral tool"


People's Post
People's Post





What do the words "weight training" suggest to you? Do you at once think
some picture you may have seen of an old-time circus strong-man in a leopard sk i
hoisting a huge weighted bar over his head> If so, you have quite the wrong idea.

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"stars" I mentioned in my
last a r ti cle who use this
thoroughly modern form of
exercise to keep fit.

Most Modern Method

Above all, do not con-
fuse weight training wmit h
weight-lifting, a competitive
sport in which the object is
to lift the maximum weight,
once, in a certain way.
WTeiglt training, some
times referred to as resistance
exercises, is the most up-to-
date method oftkeeping the
human bidy in peak condi-
tion. It is a sure way to
quice resu ts in improving
your physique or figure -
and your health.
There are now thousands
ofweight training clubs and
groups .all over the world,
and many people of all ages
carry out resistance exercises
at home.
Schools, too, are intro-
ducing t h e s e exercises in
their physical training pro-
The British teenage
swimming champion Linda
Ludgrouve ses them, and so
do champion s p r i n t e r
Dorothy Hyman and many
Dorothy Hyman and many

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other young "athletes.
Thousands of people who
are not athletes also do
weight training for fun and
good health.
The equipment can be
rather expensive, but it
never wears out. In any
case, it is quite easy to im-
provise your own bar and

The Equipment

You need a bar a b o u t
four feet six inches long of
steal, iron or even w oo d.
A piece of pipe about an
inch-and-a-half in diameter
would do.
Then you need six metal
discs with holes to fit on to
the bar, weighing from two-
and-a-half to ten pounds
They must be in pairs of
the same weight and you
must have some sort of
s crew or collar to fasten
them on the bar so t he y
cannot slip off and injure
you. .)''
Three pairs of discs of
different weights give you
room for progression
Now I will give you six
basic exercises which cover
all parts of the body and
which can be done by both

boys and girls.
The onl y difference is
that girls should choose
much lighter weights than
boys and do fewer repeti-
tions. The idea is NOT
to see how much you can
lift, but to do the exercises
Use some of the exercises
I have described in earlier
articles for "loosening Iup"
before you start your weight
training sessions. Try ten
of each of these to start with.
I. This is called the Press.
Stand with your feet apart
as near to the bar as possible.
Bend your knees, take hold
of the bar and, using your legs
and back, pull it to your chest
in one movement and stand
up. Then press the bar ab-
ov: your head, keeping it as
near to your face as you can.
Do not look at the bar or
hollow your back, and keep
your feet fiirmly on the floor.
Breathe in as you press up,
out as lower to starting posi-
tion. This is a shoulder and
back exercise.
2. Upright rowing. With a
narrow grip, hands over the
top of the bar as shown in
the sketch, p u 11 pwards
raising the elbows as high as
you can. Lower to starting
position. A chest and upper
back exercise.
3. Feet apart, grasp the bar
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hands about hip width apart.
Bring the bar outwards and
upwards in a curve from your
thichl to your chest. Breathe
III as y:ii curve Iupwards and
out .is you Io w er lh, bar.
This is an upper arm and
wrist ext'rris".
4. Bench press. Lie on a bench
about r8 inches> tigb. Hold
the bar above your lead ,with
a fairly wide grip. Lower the
bar to your chest, bicathing
in. and then press it to arm's
length and breathe out This
is a great chest exercise.
5. The deep knees bend. I
have told you about this ex-
ercise in a previous article -
now you should try it with
weights. Hold the bar be.
hind your neck. Support
your heels on a small block
ofu ood and bend your knees
keeping your back straight.
Breathe in going down and
out when you rise. This ex-
ercise is for thighs and hip;.
6. Straight arm pull-over, Lie
on a bench with a bar held
over your head at arm's leng-
th. Lower the bar behind
your head, keeping your arms
straight all the time At the
same time, breathe in deeply.
When your arms are in a
straight line behind your head,
pull the bar back to start pos-
ition and breathe out, This
a fine exercise for improving
your rib cage posture and
There are hundreds of other resis-
tance exercises which can be done,'
vit-i 6L,61 p.t d uambcl... bL a
should give you a good introduction
to weight training, and I hope you
will try them.
You should soon begin to notice
animprovement in your fitness and
well-being. Perhaps you will soon
become one of the growing number
of young people over the world who
have found that weight training is
one of the best ways of keeping fit
and that fitness is fun.

By HERALD Literary Club Reporter

Age Of Risk'

Only twentytwo persons
of the 13,ooo residents of
Roseau found time to listen
to a lecture by famous West
Indian Author John Hearne
on "The Age of Risk" or
"some Reflections on the
Coming Patterns in W. I.
Culture," at the D. G. S.
premises on Wednesday
"None of us in the West
Indies is q uite sure of
what we are going to be at
the end of a second federa-
tion ... up to a few years
ago our history has had a
very cruel face we labour-
ed to produce wealth for
others to spend but with
the social and political up-
heavals of the 1930's it be-
came apparent that W. I.
society had realized that it



had not contributed anything
and wanted to contribute
something. Since we can-
not be a society of heroic
achievement a pohli'ial
power our contributioi
must be fiom the head, from
the imagination," stated the
author of "voices under the
Federation And Fear
In an apt digression the lecturer,
stated that the breaking up of the
W.I, federation was superficial and
momentary and that the federation
failed because of fear of taking decis-
ions, fear of errors of judgement,
fear of disturbing old patterns and
fear that preliminary pains would
make us look ridiculous in the eyes
of the world.
Nervous Society
"The West Indies today is the
most nervous society that I know.
Everyone seems to fed that we are
treading on the edge of an important
and crucial discovery of ourselves.
We are definitely in a state of severe
crisis in our development and to help
ourselves we must engage in a ceaseless
dialogue with each other. There
must be a ceaseless enquiry". .
After stating that the W.I, today
have no common identity withoutt
which the future is grim) and that a
nation or man who does not kow'.
who he is, is not worthy of'indepn-
dence, the.speaker went,on t. say,
that the ,world will not tolerate a ti-
mid and immature society; -ertifE l -e
every literate West Indian must be-a
teacher or else he does not deserve.t
be called a West Indian, Since w*
are in the process of creating institi-
tions and traditions, any literate,
thinking and active individual can
have a profound effect on society.

Elusive Exposition
Due to paucity of attendance
(C.H.S. Speech Night, an manual
event, took pl a ce on the same
night), John Hearne's first talk here
in many decades was considerably
shortened: however vote-of-thanks
mover Cc-operatives officer j. Barzey
found it an "Elusive exposition",
On Thursday evening at the same
venue Mr. John Hearne lectured
on "The W.I. image and W.I.


The seventeen nation Dis-
armament Conference has
recessed to make w a y for
the United States-British
So v i e t nuclear test ban
treaty in Moscow next week.

For Malta

LONDON Aug. i CP:-- British
Government said on Thursday that
it will grant independence to Maka
by May3 3t, 1964.



Conference Of Commonwealth
Caribbean Countries
(Continued from last week)

The Conference of Commonwealth Ctribbean
CouInties opened on Monday morning, July 22, at the
National Museum and Art Gallery, St. Ann's under the
Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and
Tobago, the Honourable Dr. Eric Williams. It met
again on Tuesday July 23, and Wednesday, July 24.
The Prime Minister of Jamaica, the H-onourable Sir
Alexander Bustamante, the Premier of Barbados, the Hon-
ourable Errol Barrow and ith Premier of British Guiana,
the Honourable Dr. Cheddi Jagan, led the delegations of
th ir rest ec ive countries. The Conference arrived at the
following decisions ,1ith reference to the first three sections
of the Agenda:-
That the participating Governments should jointly
examine the possibility of finding as a long-term solution
additional markets for the products, but should meanwhile(
seek the continuation of existing protected and preferential
That representative of Jaiaica and Tri'iidad and
Tobago and observers of British CGuiaia and Barbados
should be guided by these obleci.ii-s at the tobrhcumiln
meeting of the G.A.T.T. and ieporn to their rtspecuvc
Governments the proceedings t hosc meetings and note
where.the conclusions appear to be contrary to the objcc-
tives of the Conference of Heads of Governments.
The Governments should endeavour to agree on their
objectives before the 1963 World Trade Conference.
That the details of the Agreement and other economic
rela~ipoships with Canada should be examined with a view
todisioHn at ahe next meeting ofHeads of Governments.
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S'" ;i' rts,, should be., made- to increase irade within
the: l1ginont; m specific. products of interest to the various
countries; At the invitation of the Trinidad and Tobago
delegation, the other governments agreed to participate with
Trinidad and Tobago in an exhibition of Vest Indian
products in the Netherlands Antillts.
It was unanimously agreed that the Antillean sinax
was discriminatory and that the participating Governments
should make a joint protest against this and oth:r Jiscii-
minatory practices against export products from Caribbean
countries and request their removal.
5. SEA COMMU'.iC.ATIl : :
It was agreed that a Working Patty of cxpiri; bt j. pointed iu !1iil
all aspects of sea communications within. rl.e Region and oo'dliidc he Rc-
gion with special reference to:
(a) an examination of the snitabilh, ,f thil ship; no, o:pcrjtad by
the West Indies Shipping Corporation lir Iine Il'..Ision uof sea
transport within the Region including British CGuara;
(b) determining whether the needs of iht .rea iin ihe field .i o ea con-
munication within the area and with the rest ul hI Ihr.'':Ild lie beis tsr'.. d by
the present arrangements and, if not, to make rtcommindat~oni';
(c) examining means of expanding employment e1l ,e .ci nJin ion
ships trading in the area whether or not it is decided hat the Mstung act-
vices should be preserved.
The Jamaica Government gave an undertaking that existing arrange-
ments from the Eastern Caribbean to jamajcad uld continue. I was
generally agreed that any government which rccened any applcarion flom
any airline for introduction of any service into a Termiory would undertake
to consult with the other Governmenis b.fLre taking final decision.
The Governments agreed to examine in consultation the question ol
joining the Postal Union of the America, and Spain.
The Conference considered the que-rton of Economic and technical
Aid and agreed to refer to a committee for teptio neil day the Ioimul.aion
of a statement of its views on the matter.
The Conference agreed that various points raised whli respect Io .<-
ternal examinations, West Indianization of staff, new areas of development,
were appropriate areas for continuous consultation between the Governments
It was also decided that the Federal Law Officers' Library which is vested
in thlqVliversity be made available in Barbados for the time being for the
use pf. the' Eastern .Caribbean Court of Appeal. The Government of
British Guiana did not participate in the discussion on this subject.

Is was agreed that the Government should support the recommenda-
tions submitted by Jamaica for the amendment of the Act and the machin-
ely for its application. The Ministries of External Affairs of the respective
Governments should consult to work out the terms of representations to be
made to the Unite" Kingdom Government.
1' was agreed thar taking into consideration the provisions of legal
aid in the Jamaic.i High Commission, the participating Governments
should examine the proposal submitted by Barbados for the establishment
of the basis of a joint Legal Aid Service for West Indian immigrants.
( Continued next week)

There will be a Recital of
Sacred Music by the Barbados
Choir in St. George's Church
Roseau on Sunday, August
18th at 8.00 p.m.
Silver Collection In Aid Of The
Aug o1, 17.

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People's Post
Cont. from page 4
For as long we have such an
Editor our right and liberties will
not be trampled on without ques-
tion, and no good cause will lack
a champion.
We exhort you Madam to con-
tinue the good work; and do not
be afraid or weary in well doing.
We are:-
N. Robin, Cornwall Street, Roseau;
R.P. Joseph, Mahaut; John Luke,
Mahaut; John McPhe-son, Roger;
Terome St. Jear, Massacre; Edward
Thomaw, Grand day; Vincent Peltier
Massacre, Elpha Anthony, Potcrti-
ville; Martina Valantine, Coodwi:l;
Florance Tavenier, New Street;
Marian Drigo, Castle Bruce; Mrs.
Terrance Hypolite, New Town;
Dorothy Hypolite New, Town;
George Lawrence, St. Joseph; F.
Charles, Rosean; John Baptite
Augustin, Cassada Garden; Vigil
Nicholas, C a s s a d a; H. Danie',

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Early in July each year we have been in the habit of slowly building
up a supply of "hurricane stores" in our home. We start out by stocking
a lew pounds of flour, sugar, butter and some matches. These we put
into special plastic containers so they won't get wet when the roof
1blws off! And each week during July we add a few items of food to
our meagre larder: some corned beef, sardines, soup, instant coffee. We
cannot afford to get it all at once but its a steady increase so by the mid.
dle of August we have what we co ni s i d cr to be enough things to
tide us over a period of a week or ten days.
But last Sunday morning the news on the radio about Tropical
Storm Arlene began to concern. us. We felt this storm might possibly
strike Dominica and for -he first time in years we tried some other
hurricane precautions. Even though the sun was shining and it seemed
like a beautiful day, we were upset by the clearness of the atmosphere.
One could see great detail miles away and this we knew is a portent of a
big storm. The clouds were very high in the blue sky but they seemed to
just hang there not moving, and they were long and stringy, not flat and
fleecy like regular clouds. The next bulletin on the radio an hour later
spoke of the storm 200 miles directly east of Marigot but headed nor-
th-northwest or did the man say west-northwest? Suppose he was
wrong, and it was really headed west!
That did it! We decided to close the storm shutters - not that
the weather outside warranted it, but we laughingly explained to the others
that we might as well have "practice" or what the army calls a dry run.
So xe began to close the heavy shutters that have just been hanging on
their hinges for these many years. Imagine our surprise to find many of
them would not close properly, tle hinges were so badly rusted. So we oil-
ed the hinges and made bars for those that were missing. When finally,
we found it had take us around three hours to shut the house up properly
- and this in broad dayhght! We are alarmed at this and mentioned
what it might be if we had to do this at night, in a howling gale of wind
nrl d ; N in.. ; .... A .... ; T'r l ..- 4 J; .t -- id;l T- rid-_:_

It was regretaboe that no men, anc iai. uUt t w as goou practiU c. 11 e stormUi not str.II e I ~ L nIU-
tion was made in the Wednesday ica but if we have to close up for another storm, we at least are familiar
issue of the Domninica Chronicle with the shutter problem and could, if need be, do it in the dark rather
of the gallant deed done by Mr. quickly we think.
Patrick Pierre during the sports But while we were about this dry run getting ready for a hurricane to
event taking placid on Sunday 4th strike, we felt some extra water in the house would be a good thing It
August at the Windsor Park, when took us some time to locate a suitable drum for this supply of water; to
hekapoand intercepted a bad throw clean it out and make a stand for it where the wind would'not knock it
oi the discs which was travelling oer. Then, with a length of rubber hole, we filled the drum with drink-
a. .ipFd-%ino -th- cow& inC4- h,"sag tlhi -iyu&--knW, nru -
spectator occupying the stand. not be lowing or would not be safe to drink ifa real storm struck since
"At the, time of interception the high winds and heavy rains quickly knock out most man-made things
discus, was lying straight at the head like water pipes and reservoirs. A gallon or two of kerosene is part of
of a little girl of about 6 years. our "hurricane stores" as the electric wll surely be off for many days after
I think it a truly great deed and a big storm.
offer Mr Pierre my sincerest con- We always feel a trifle silly storing up food this way but if imagi-
gratulatons. nation is worth anything at all (added to the things we have seen and read
OBSERVER, King Geo. V. St. about the hurricane's power), we would feel a lot less silly if other people
also stocked up some food too! We have a great respect for the hurricane.
It is the most powerful thing in nature. Next to the power of the sun it-
self, a hurricane puts out more energy than any oth t force on earth -more
More ideas For than the largest earthquake and hundreds of umes more powerful even
Bob & Ra than man's best H-bombs! If it were possible to harness the power of just
o ay one ord;nary-sized hurricane, it would supply enough energy to run all the
motors of the world, light every cary, drive every ship for a hundred years.
Sir, As the caterpillar is not on Having studied hurricanes, talked with the m:n who fly the airplanes
the road and I am a staunch read- looking for hurricanes and plotting their size, direction, intensity, we feel
er of your paper I an going to say in great awe of these storms and can visualise Roseau, for example, delug-
something about 'So They Say'. ed by a flood of rain water from the mountains and lashed by a flood of
The first ume I s a w you was water from the sea so that there is not a p rtcl of dry food to be found in
when I came from England and town. This alarms us and that is why we put food aside, safely cached,
you were g i v i n g a reply to a But upon questioning others we learn we are almost alone in this habit.
controversial q u e s tion concerning Of course nowadays the world is conscious of the sufferings of people
E.B. Henry and Mr. Joshua at the hard-hit by tropical storms. The Red Cross and other relief organtisations
Market Place-one of your greatest usually rush in the day after the storm and set up kitchens and first aid
speccnes ever before your dismissal; centres to c2re for the ill-starred populace. But could huge supp'y planes
in my opinion Dominica has lost a land at Melville Halli Would we have to wait for help to arrive by boat
great public figure. This might take a week, and in a week a person can become very very,
I wish I could see our friend who hungry! And somehow, we would rather cat our own food, and prepare
gave us s o m e hints on h o w it ourselves, than to wait for some people to bring us food from some
Dominica can prosper: Land-tax,
oh friend! I am quite happy to say _____ -
that I have seen the Windward Is- have land on the road and will not
lands and land-tax is not the answer rent o ell ne thing I know is if
to help us here. Sir, let us look at we old get as mny strngr LITTLE MOE
one of our disadvantages here e would get as many strangers as
no agricultural bank, no roads, no pside bothey would bring in theirood. ny
public transport. These are a few ideas, both bad and good. Any
pubic transport These t a a afewx government that can succeed in giv-
things I mention but pay a land-tx ing us these things I mention -
ahard prone mm in, public public tramport and an agricultural
Put a road programme in, publicloan bank will by that time hit
transport, and an agricultural bank nail on a y the way,
in the country, to mention a fw the nail on the head. By the way,
in the country to mention a few I heard a few of my friends talking
things that will help Dominica: any to a Bajan, and he said, "What
expert will say the same thing. It is Dominica wants first is National
not easy to get by in tilling the soil Pride and let every man, woman
here with all these disadvantages. and child play their part."
One thing I am quite sure of is c LYDE DAVI, Mahaut.
there are quite a few people who

relief warchnuse. In all the hurricane precauton advice we have
seen, seldom is a safe supply of food mentioned. They tell you not to
eat food from a refrigerator from which the electric supply has been cut
off for several days since the food would be poisonous. How true. But
what shall we cat and how shall we cook what food we mdy be lucky
enough to find& A few chocolate bars wrapped up in a plastic sack,
some raisins, a few tins of meat, a tin of biscuits would be nice to have in
the house.
Remember, hurricane season is supposed to be officially over each
year in November (but the last one to strike Dominica did so late in
December!) so you can consume your hurricane stores when the season is
finished, Just remember to stock up again next June and next time
idd some tins of Domfruit juice. Not only does it help to wash down
those dry biscuits but its a Dominican product and will help local busi-
ness if you will buy !oc.i products! So they say.

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g 1st Week Results
I 1st Prize (11 calls): Garner E, Fingal,
6 Grants Lane, Goodwill.
i 2nd Prize (15 calls): Miss Izella Raphael, !
I 12 Kings Hill.
] 3rd Prize (20 calls): Anelta Lander
C-o Cata Shoe Store,
" Mr. Edward Remain,
i 22 Steber Street.
Miss Adalyn Francis,
1 Myrle Jno. Baptiste, i
18 Kings Hill.
SFrancia Francis,
57-2 New Street.
1 4th Prize. (21 calls) Seaford Williams,
C-o D-ca Elec. Services.
,Aug. to
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On August 16th 1963
There will be a Grand Fair at the Wesley Govern-
ment School sponsored by the members of the Trade,
Union. A well stocked Bar awaits you; Music, plenty
of Eats; Luky Dips, Raffles and Games of all sorts.
Don't miss it, there'll Be Real Fun and Laughter.
Doors will be opened at 2.00 p.m. sharp!
Admission: Adults lo0 only
t Children 50


Fresh supplies always on hand 1
Grower's Pellets, Layer's Pellets
Pig Starter, Sow & Weaner Meal,
Sow & Weaner Meal Concentrate.

A. -By Ride
By Rideo

(Courtesy United States Information Service)

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The following words by the Rev.
Martin Luther King, famous U. S,
preacher and opposer of race in-
justice, are reprinted from "British
I Love the church; I love her
sacred walls. How could I do
otherwise? I am in the rather
unique position of being the son,
the grandson and the great grandson
of preachers. Yes, 1 see the church
as the body of Christ. But, oh!
How we have blemished and scarred
the body through social neglect and
fear of being nonconformists
There was a time when the church
was very powerful, It was during
that period when the early Christians
rejoiced \:hen they were deemed
worthy to suffer for what they
believed. In those days the church
was not merely a thermometer that
recorded the ideas and principles of
popular opinion; it was the thermo-
stat that transformed the mores of
society, Wherever the early Chris-
tians ertered a town the power
structure got disturbed and imme
diately sought to convict them for
being 'disturbers oi the peace" and
"outside agitators." But they went
on with the conviction that they

were "a colony of heaven", and
had to obey God rather than man.
They were small in number, but
big in commitment. They were too
God intoxicated to be astronomyi
cally intoxicated." They brought
an end to such ancient evils as
infanticide and gladiatorial contest.
Things are different now. The
contemporary church is no often a
weak, ineffectual voice with an un-
certain sound. It is so often the
arch supporter of the status quo.
Far from being disturbed by the
presence, of the church, the power
st-ucture ofthe average community
is consoled by the church's silent
and often vocal sanction of things
as they are.
But the judgement of God is
upon the church as never before.
if the church of to-day does not
recapture the sacrificial spirit of the
early church, it will lose its authentic
ring, forfeit the loyalty of millions,
and be dismissed as an irrelevant
social club with no meaning To: the
twentieth century. I am meeting
young people every day whose dis-
appointment with the church has
risen to outright disgust .,
I hope the church as a whole
will meet the challenge of this deci-
sive hour But even if the church

does not come to the aid of justice, surely fail. We will win our free-
I have no despair about the future. dom because the sacred heritage of
I have no fear about the outcome of our nation and the eternal will of
our struggle . If the inexpressible God are embodied in our echoing
cruelties of slavery could not stop us. demands.
the opposition we now face will (MARTIN LUTHER KING)

One Morris Oxford Series V
reg. No. 1239, d o n e only
18,000 miles, in first class
Angle Gt. Ma:lboro & Gt. Geo. St.
Aug. 3, 1o-

Methodist Services For August





9.00 a.m.
7.15 p.m.
11.30 a.m.
7.15 p m.
11.30 a.m.
11.00 a.m.
7.15 p.m.

9.00 a.m
MARIGOT 1.00 a.m.
7.15 pm.
WESLEY 11.C0 a.m.
9.00 p.m
ClIFTON 7.15 a.m.
3.CO p.m.

J Roberts


Missionary O. Walker
Sis. Andrew Maynard
Sis. Andrew Roberts

W Theodore
Hodge S
Hodge M

. Pascal
A. T/Mp'que

Sis Andrew Maynard


H. Elwin
Roberts S
SH. Thomas

O Theodore
Andrew E
G. Timothy

Sis. Andrew
Sis. Andrew

W. Stevens
J Henry

W. Theodore
. Samuel

J. Henry


Sewers complete, Sewer Pipes &
Findings; Basins and Watering Cans;
FSpring Mattresses; Cupboard Locks;
IShelf Brackets; Tower Bolts and Cabi-
net Handles, I. C, I. Paints, Floor Tiles)
land Wire Netting; Ounlop Rubber Boots,:
I etc. etc. etc.
Alml Lb DmA mMWI DUlM IW WhA M0IUllADIe UIq qb ll I

i HARDWARE: Various new addition to their
regular lines among which the following
items are available at competitive prices i
SGalvanized Sheets (corrugated) 7' 8' 9' 10'
Wire and Galvanized Nails
Wire Netting
Galvanized Pipe Fittings f" to 2"
Galvanized Nails
] Cast Iron Pipes 4" I
Sisco Ready-Mix Paint and Hall's Distemper
Portland Cement in Bags
SInexpensive Foam Upholstered Danish
l Drawing Room Suits i
Bent wood and Ratten Chairs
Plain and Mirrors Sheet Glass Cut to Size
Electric Fans, various sizes
Atlas Truck and Car Tyres
Atlas Batteries 12 and 6 volts
Handy Angle Iron to solve your shelving problem
iAug. 3, 10- Anglo Gt. Marlboro & Gt. Georje St.
Aug. .3. -



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Happy-tasting OVALTINE is the drink. So ideal for companion-
able moments. It's equally delicious hot or cold, any time of
day. OVALTINE contains all the wonderful goodness of Malt,
Milk and Eggs plus added vitamins. It keeps you happy,heal-
thy and brimful of vitality. It's the drink you'll favour.





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Liston--Clay Bout Called Off PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Sonny L.Uto ,, World Heavywe ght
Champion, l a. called off his title
fight with Cassius Clay because of
tax problems. The fight was due to
take place in New York on Septem-
ber 3oth. Liston's decision means
that Clay will have to wait until
next year for his chance at the title.
At his Louisville apartment on
Tuesday, Clay's comment was,
"I've got tax problems too. Liston
is scared to death of me".
I am in complete agreement with
Clay. Liston's excuse is a flimsy
one. Both fighters have tax problems.
so the easiest solution would be to
stage the fight either in Canada or
England, out of reach of the U, S.
Income Tax collectors.
Why is Liston afraid? I'll tell
you. He's got a terrific punch in
both hands, but he likes his oppon-
ents to "bring the fight" to him.
Most of his opponents so far have
done just that and paid the penalty.
Clay, on the other hand is a great
counter puncher and will wait for
Liston to come and get him. Liston
would'-have to change his style and
between now and September is too
short a time to do so effectively.
Two months ago, Liston told his
manager that he wanted Clay for a
Christmas present. Now he has his
present within his grasp, he has
refused it. Rather like Julius Ceasar;
don't you think sot Meanwhile,
Clay will not be idle, he has
immediately started negotiations to
meet Briin--j ondon in the near
An all-island Athletics meet
sponsored by the Jaycees during the
holiday weekend, ended in victories
for D.G.S. (men) and Invincibles
(ladies). D.G.S finished with 57
points and Invincibles with 371
points. Victor Ludorum was Benoit
Laville of D.G.S., who threw the
Javelin 187'5-' (far below his best),
threw the cricket ball 0o7 yds. and
the Discus 121'8". Laville also
won the shot put with a throw of
38'Io" and Pole Vaulted io'6",
Other outstanding athletes were P.
Blaize of Combermere who covered
3 miles in Is minutes 17 seconds
and won the 8 mile Cross Country
race, and R. Harris who won the
440 yds and 880 flat races, Among
the ladies, F. Harris of Y.C. W. run
1oo yds in 13 seconds, high Jumped
4'I" and long jumped 13'5".
Teams from tne Caribbean area
have so far performed fairly well in
the Netball Tournament at East-
bourne in England. So far, Trini-
dad have won four matches out of
five, Jamaica three out of five and
the West Indies two out of five.
New Zealand and Australia have so
far dominated the Tournament.
New Zealand, hitherto undefeat-
ed, were beaten on Thursday 37
goals to 36 by Australia. Australia
now lead with o1 points from five
games, while England, New Zea-
land and Trinidad each have 8
points from five games.
The New Zealand team made
netball history last Saturday when
they beat Northern Ireland by zz2
goals to 4.

JOhN Bland, regional represen-
tative of Reuters (international press)
agency, now based in Trinidad, vi-
sited Dominica this week. MONA
Rigsby-James returned to her new
home in St. Kitts after a successful
conference-visit MISS M. BESWICK
set off in MV Federal Maple on a
two-way tour of the islands, head-
ing first for Trinidad MR. REGIN-
ALD W. Luce C.B., M.B.E., retired
manpower expert here for a few days
to discuss with Govt. setting up an
employmen- office in Dominica. :
HERE with Barbadian choir Hon.
Min. of Social Services Da Costa
Edwards of Barbados ROY Laronde
of DTU will be back during the
middle of the month after a TU
course in the US*JOSEPH Jean-Pierre.
Dominican lawyer, back to take th'
place of Magistrate J.J. Copland
whilst on leave NYDIE Berlyn, wi-
dow of Judge Berlyn, left for Eng-
land to reside JEFFERSON Charles,
son of journalist Leo Charles got
his B.Sc at UWI JOEY (Joyce
Patricia) Thomas, late Wesley High
teacher with Jamaica
Government Exhibition to study
Natural Sciences at U.W.I. left
with Miss Ellio:r in Federal Maple
* D.G.S. CADETS to camp in Bar-
bados; 38 left in same ship, *

U.W. I. Students
8 oNoth
Leaving the island by the Federal
Palm on Thursday were the fourteen
U. W. I. undergraduates who
arrived in Dominica two weeks ago
to build a wall on the Infirmary
premises. The students, headed by
Dominica's Franklin Watty are en
route to Jamaica. They we:e not
able to complete the wall, but they
indeed helped to save a few hundred
dollars, (cost of labour) since their
labour was free.
Miss E. Charles was responsible
for organising picnics and other
forms of entertainment for the students
and was generally in charge of their
welfare while in the island,

Delegates Return
From Convention
So far four of the delegates who
left the island to attend "Everlasting
Good News" Assembly ofJehovah's
Witnesses held in New York, July
7--14, have returned to the island.
From their related experiences they
apparently had a most enjoyable
time, associating with thousands of
their Christian brothers from over
sixty countries.
Lasting for eight days, the con-
vention climaxed with an attendance
of 107.483 persons who heard a
stimulating Bible discussion on
"When Cod is King over All the
Earth" by the President of their
Society 2,251 persons were baptized.
Continuing their round-the-world
series of 24 Conventions, the Wit-
nesses are now assembled at Delhi,
India. The final convention will
be held in Pasadena, Carlifornia.

Arlene Revives
Hurricane Arlene, which had
partially disintegrated after last week's
alarms, picked up momnetum oni
Thursday and was reported north-
west of Bermuda.

Colossal Train
The world's biggest theft over
2 million worth of loot was
stolen from the Glasgow-London
express by a gang of robbers which
faked the train signals, detached the
engine and travelling post office, and
held up officials in the early hours
of August 8.

On Monday, 12 August, more
polio injections will be g i v e n to
children between the ages of 4 months
to 5 years, between 4 p.m. & 6 p. m
at the T.B Ward, Princess Margar-
et Hospital; the School at Pottersville
the Heal:h Centre. Roseau; the Boy's
School, New Town; the School,
Pte. Michel; the School at Loubiere
and the Clinic at Soufriere.

Court News

( continued from page I)
In the case
of PIWI vs. M. Rodney, J. Jeffers
and R. Olive (breaking & enter-
ing, larceny of $451) the verdict
was guilty and the ewo minors= wer
put on probation for 3 years, Jeffers,
aged 2o, must pay back $170 at
$15 per month. Maise John was
found guilty of causing grievous
bodily harm to Titin Peter (sentence,
9 mths) Lawrence John guilty of
assault (2 yrs probation) and
Octavus John not guilty.
The last case heard this
week was that of Southina
Gordon (charged wit h
breaking into the Dominica
Banana Association and Leaf
Spot Office and stealing a
safe). He w as found
guilty and sentenced to 3
years hard labour.

All younger members of the
Cercle Franrais are specially urged
to attend the AGM at To Cork
St., 6 p m on Monday 19, to plan
future activities.

We learn when going to press
of the death at 95 of Mr. S.M.
Bowers of Mahaut, father of Bishop
Bowers, at 3 pm. yesterday.

Wife Notice
To Whom It May Concern
Pointe Michel give notice hereby
that I am no longer responsible for
any debts incurred by my wife,
PHYLLIS PELTIER, (nee Williams),
she having left my house and home
without my knowledge and consent.
Aug 3-17

Contact us whenever you
wish to leave the Island and
we shall make all the neces-
sary arrangements for you.
Aug 3-17


Vacancy In Post Of
Senior Binder, Govern-
ment Printery

Classified Advt.
750 x 20
700 x 20
650 x 16
600 x 16
640 x 13
Very attractive prices
& CO. LTD.
Corner Queen Mary &
King Geo. V Street
July 27-

Applications are invited for the FOR SALE
post of Senior Binder, Government
Printery, which is now vacant. One Ballahou Net
2. The s a I a r y of the post Good condition, No reason-
is in t h e sc a I e 1,476 able Offer refused
x 96- $1,956 per annum, The
actual point of entry in the scale Apply:
will be dependent on the qualifica- Mrs. Perry Nicholas
tions and experience of the candidate Scotts Head.
selected, The appointment is pen- July 27 Aug 3 17
sionable, and is subject to medical
fitness and two years' probation In
fhe first instance. Other condi- Lot of land containing
tions of service including leave, 1824 square feet with
will be in accordance with the Gen- building thereon situate
eral Orders in force in the Colony. at Goodwill
3. Applications should be ad-
dressed to Chief Secretary Admin- Apply to
istrator's Office, Roseau, Dominica, CLIFTON A H. OUPIGNY,
and should reach him not later than Chambers,
31st August, 1963, Roseau.
GO 80, Aug. 10. Aug. 3-17

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Arrears Water And
Sewerage Rates

All Persons connected to water
and sewerage service of the Town
are hereby reminded that water
and sewerage rates are payable in
advance, and that persons who are
in arrears for the period ending
30th June, 1963, are given up to
31st August to settle their ac-
counts, after which they will be
cut off from the Water and Sewer-
age Service without further notice.


TAKE NOTICE that I have
this day by Deed Poll reverted
from Greta S. Gabriel to my
original surname namely
All communications should
be addressed to me from now
on as Greta Sylvia Doctrove.
Roseau, 24th July, 1963
Aug. 3--17

S A General Meeting of all Footballers will be held on Monday
26th August, 1963 at the Roseau Girls School on Bath Road at 5,00
p. m. I
Reading and Confirmation of Minutes
S Matters arising out of the Minutes
Report on the 1962 Football Season
Plans for the 1963 Football Season
Any other business
S o sss (T. C. BAPTISTE)
I Hon. Secretary, Football SubCmnmnittee
Aug .Io o


Trained Agricultural Ex-student with full experi-l
tence of general estate routine work; will accept em-
Iployment as overseer at a reasonable salary.
! Dominica Herald Office
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