Dominica herald

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Dominica herald
Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Allfrey, P. Shand ( Phyllis Shand )
Place of Publication:
Roseau, Dominica
Dominica Herald
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v. : ill. ; 42 cm.


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Dominica -- Newspapers ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
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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t FIr t e General Welfare of the People of Dominica, the further advancement of the West Indies and the Caribbean. Area as a whule)

No Case Against Ena Joseph, TCable & Wireless AGRICULTURAL STIRRINGS
PWD Workers Acquitted lL

THE CASE against Ena Joseph on a charge of public
mischief brought by the police will "not be proceeded
with" in the High Court as directed by Magistrate Jean-
Pierre in the first week in September. This information
was confirmed by the Attorney General who told the
Editor that "no prima faciP case against Ena Joseph had
been made out."
Magistrate Joseph B. Jean, people carrying each one of
Pierre on Thursday dismissed the names (and two Thomas
the case against three Public Josephs) in places as far
Works employees who had away as Portsmouth, Petite
been charged with various Savanne and Grandbay -
crimes from larceny and for/ but no Pont Casse workers
gery to conspiracy to defraud. . "I decided that the
Mr. Keith Alleyne, Q.C, pay sheets and time sheets
instructed b y Mr. C. C. were false" stated the Cor,
Beausoleil, defended all the poral, "and lodged a com,
accused and the main sub, plaint against the t h r e e
mission made by Mr. accused". Sergeant Bannis
Beausoleil was that since no of Immigration testified to a
having office knew in advance Peter Alexander and a Hes/
which week --w-li would be keth Coipel leaving Dom,
paying, no collusion was inica in 1956 and 59 respect,
possible. Prosecuting, Police ively, but it seemed that the
Chief A. G. Cousins sub/ magistrate was not satisfied
mitted on the other hand that the fact that wrong
that since the names on the names on the paysheets and
timesheets were of non/exis' timesheets or any of the other
tent persons, both the pay testimony was sufficient evi/
and time-sheets had been dence to indict any of the
falsified and only the accused three accused.
could have been responsible.
Non-Existent Workers On General Secretary Of
Paysheets CcL Kere

Messrs. Bernard Eugene,
Norris Nesbitt and Claytcn
Shillingford sat quietly in the
dock as they had done since
the case started on October
21. Office Manager Eric
Richards told the Court of
the method of issue o f
cheques and Accountant
General L i p s o n Edwards
told how the Public Works
has an imprest account of
$6,000 annually which is
taken up by the fortnightly
submission of pay s he e t s.
Among the names of people
found on the paysheets were
those of Peter Alexander,
Matthew Joseph, Thomas
Joseph and David Charles,
yet no persons answering to
those names were found in
Dominica who had
worked on the Pont Cass6
Project. Corporal Oliver
Phillip testified to finding

Mr. Osmond Dyce, General
Secretary of the Caribbean Congress
of Labour, is presently in Dominica
to discuss financial matters with the
Dominica Trade Union.

Pnminn un fnr Hinh Cniirt trial this:

u narges
Telegrams Down,
Telephone Up

The scheme for rationalis/
ing rates for telephone and
telegraph between the West
Indies islands originally pro/
posed and discussed with the
West Indies Federal Govern,
ment has now been accepted
by the various territories and
came into force yesterday
(Friday). Telegraph rates per
word remain at the previous
Io# bewteen the nearer islands
but other rates are reduced,
such as :-Barbados, 16 to
12o; Grenada, 15 to 120;
Jamaica, 36 to 3Q0 and Port,
of/Spain (Trinidad), 26 to
240. Minimum word rates
become thus: Jamaica $2.o1
and Trinidad gi.68.
RadioTelephone rates
have risen sharply between
the islands; where rates were
6o0 per minute they are now
9o0 with the exception of
calls to St. Lucia and Mont/
serrat which remain the same
6o0. Overseas phone calls
have been adjusted to Ame,
rican exchange rates and
England will now cost $6.88
instead of $4.80 per minute;
New York, $5.16 instead of
$3.60 and the general "report
charge" increases from 90o'
to $1.29.

Strange Accident

session .... Police are investigating an
.. ^ accidentt which occurred late
STuhesday night near Rock-
..8axI T gh when N.A. Jeffers'
salesman, John Robinson,
was heading for Roseau in
S omIpany car 1153. Mr.
A ddison Colaire, driving in
St ont, noticed the absence of
headlights b e h in d him.
Turning round, he found
Robinson injured and the
". car damaged. He took Mr.
Picture above shows Mr. Lucien Robinson and his lady pass,
"Cadet" Balson pointing at the enger to the P.M. Hospital
window -- -' "igh- which petrol where the injured man was
soak plshedonto treated for severe bruises and
hit 'wtre pictures
.,v cuts.
next nf

D.A.S. Lively And Constructive General Meeting
Y ORE than seventy agriculturists head President R. S-
Fadelle open the October General Meeting of the
Agricultural Society at the old Grammar School last Mon/
day. HighliAht of the meeting was the hard-hitting, fac/
tual and interesting feature address given by the Acting
Agricultural Superintendent, Mr. J. Bernard Yankey. We
will publish this important
will publish this important ately preceding the quarter in
statement in ful nex week. which the hurricane occurred
Members expressed the opin- the proportion of the per-
ion that Government should 1 the proportion of the p1r-
ion that Government should centage loss involved. Sales
be apprised of the discrepan/ centage !oss involved. Sales
be apprised of the disrepanwere recorded of individual
cy between the size of crown g
land lots now being sold and onrs delivering direct at
the minimum recommend Fond Cole, Salisbury and
e m m r Long -HoIuse for the orescrib,
acreage required to maintain d period a recorded at
a standard of living above n d recorded a
** WINBAN H.Q. in St. Lucia,
subsistence level as mentioned but rowers rating th. ouh
by Mr. Yankey. but growers operating through
by Mr. Yank. dealers before licensing came
The meeting discussed in into effect would have to
conclusively the best time of wait un:il the Lo-al Hurri,
year to have an Agricultural cane Insurance Officer (Mr.
Exhibition dry season F.L.A. Charles) could ex-
(best for stock), or rainy sea- amine growers' and dealers'
son when most produce was old records before certifying
in bearing. The membersales for payment of insure
demanded the publishing of ance.
a biennial magazine a n d The licensing of dealers
agreed on two meetings a only started in September
year at this time. ,7 ,, .. jAM ;.,

Banana Growers Restive
Insurance Payment Hold-up
Many Dominica banana
growers were getting restive
at the delay in the payment
of their hurricane insurance
money and on Wednesday a
special meeting of the Dom,
inica Banana Growers Asso-
ciation was held to explain
the workings of the scheme
and some of the difficulties
Mr. A. D. Boyd, Mana,
ger of the Association, ex,
plained to the delegates from
Wesley, Calibishie, Marigot,
Vieille Case and Portsmouth
District Branches that the
scheme was run by
WINBAN and that most of
the delays in benefit payments
affected individual growers
who operated through deal,

LyU dlln w-as comUIIIItU ill
March 1963 (licensed dealers
being required to keep records
of individual growers' sales
for hurricane insurance pur-
poses) and therefore three
quarterly periods were not
officially acocunted for. Some
1,500 growers are affected.
At the end of the meeting
the delegates expressed their
satisfaction that everything
was being done by Mr. Boyd
and Mr. F.L.A. Charles to
expedite payments.

Civil Service Week
The Dominica Civil Service
Association launched its Civil
Service Week on Thursday night
with a formal opening by H.H. the
Administrator at their new premises
in Bath Road. A full report of the
week (which ends November 8)
will be given in our next issue.

MA/fVLTTNT.- T'h L .

ir.J.L. JLLI -- nuIrsau
The basis for payment of November 7, 6.30 p.m. at
insurance was two cents per Wesley High School.
every pound of bananas sold
in the fotifquarters'immedi- FOLLOW THE STAR

SATUi-'- Y, NO"VEM' ER t9,,


New Infant Jesus

Our EditorReporter hav/
ing attended Education Sun/
day service at the Methodist
Church, and listened to the
erudite sagacity of Mr. Justice
St. Bernard addressing so/
lemn and beautifullybehaved
students, moved on to a
function of an entirely differ,
ent nature, and felt enriched
by both.
On Sunday, October 20,
the Infnt Jesus Home and
St. Ann's Day Nursery were
ritually blessed by Roman
C a t h o lic Vicar/General
Father Albert and officially
opened by Mrs. Lovelace,
wife of His Honour the

Miss Elsie Richie first which keeps the milk bottles
gave a quiet short ace. u it of warm on its rounds. Mean,
the cr&he and its past, and while, either oblivious of
she was followed be Mrs. visitors or e v en enjoying
Elaine Pringle, S. R. N., being gazed upon, babies in
Matron, exquisite in her crisp various stages of recovery
uniform, who in a soft voice foom a c u t e malnutrition
spoke of the "dream come stared back through the bars
true," giving due thanks to of their capacious cribs like
the National Board of Catho, angelic marmosets, their eyes
lic Women of England and huge in their peaky faces, one
Wales, who had brought it tiny tot out of :he verandah
to fruition. 519 babies were did the twist tirelessly as he
admitted to the old home smiled upon a new scene
during its existence; only and lifted his twig/like hands
twenty of these died. It is a to welcome th e new life
great record, when one con, which had beet: restored to
siders the condition in which him.
these hapless infants arrived, ------ ---
some from the Princess LONDON LETTER
Margaret Hospital, others b
from sad Graham Norton
from sad homes.
Benediction By Fr. Albert e Part
er nnfap-nn

His Honour Col. Lovelace
Special High Mass also gave thanks to the N. B.
Ladier who had packed C. W. of England and
the special High Mass at the Wales and spoke of the fine
Cathedral beforehand poured work of the local Social
into Long Acrejdressed in League of Catholic Women,
their brilliant Sunday best, saying that the opening of the
many of them accompanied new home was a "great source
by husbands and relatives It of satisfaction". Both he and
was the Dominica League of Mrs. Lovelace gave their
Catholic Women's I2th blessings to the project and
birthday, incidentally, and the chairman mentioned by
Tater that same day the League name many of those who had
celebrated its anniversary with contributed to the building
a speech by Miss Eugenia of the Home and Creche.
Charles and othet happy Rev. Father Albert then gave
observances. the. new premises a religious
At the Creche opening, benediction and the ribbon
Mrs. Beryl Harris acted as a was cut: sightseers streamed
kind and competent chair/ inside.
man, bestowing a particular Among the marvels of the
accolade on Sister Mary new Home is a splendid
Alicia for her indefatigable steriliser, a spacious and
work towards the day's great w e 11/deserved o ffi c e fo r
achievement. The new build/ Matron where she can super,
ing, glowing pink in blazing vise all the tiny from her
sunshine, stood firm and desk, fabulous bottle
capacious, and after speeches racks and gadgets, a huge
a large congregation trooped stainless steel "formula refri,
through the beautiful modern gerator" in which 'feeds to
rooms with exclamations of suit various delicate infants
praise. are stored, a nd a' trolley

W I-AT a time of political
activity it has been.
The Labour Confereuce
showed the party united, and
consohdated the hold that
Mr. Wilsan has now over
his party. Indeed it is now
c.ear that Labour is more
man ready for the fray. The
statements of policy are out,
the conference has consented
to them all. Born the work,
ers in the constituencies and
the delegates from the Trade
Unions have acclaimed the
party "platform" and their
leader. Money is to hand,
and a firstrate political ad,
vertising campaign-the first
really professional effort as far
as the Labour Party is con/
cerned is underway.
Cont. en page 5
I, Rupert Gardier of Colihaut, Par-
ish or St. Peter do hereby state
that any person who trespasses on
my premises shdll be prosecuted.
Oct 19--26 Nov 2nd

Schedule of Application for Certificate of Till" and Notings
thereon and Caveats for the week ending the 26th'day of Oct.. 1963.:i
Nature of Request whether
Date of Request Person Presenting for Certificate of Title
Notings thereon or Caveat.
Request for the issue of a first
Request dated Marie Dib and George C e r t i fi c a t e of Title
I Dib as Persona! Re- in respect of that portion
15thOct, 1963 presentatives of Ayoublof a n d situate in the
Dib deceased, Town of Rose a u
Presented by tneir Solicitor in ihe Parish of St George
in the Colony of Dominica
21st Oct, 1963 Clifton A H. Dupigny containing 2035 sq.ft and
at 2.50 p m i-ounded as ollows:--On the
1North-West by lands of A. C
Shillingford&Co On the East by lands of Eunice Peter and others, On
the South-East by lands of Geraldine Tavernier and Or, the West by
Hanover Street.
Registrar's Office. (Sgd) JOSEPH A. MARCANO
Roseau. 26th Oct. 1963 Registrar of Titles.
-NoTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of.a
Ccr'ificate of Title on the above application may enter a Caveat at
the above office within six weeks from the date of the first appear-
ance of the -bove Schedule in the DOMINICA HERALD news-
paper published in this Island or from the date whe th* notice.
prescribed by law was last served on any owner or occupier of
adjoining land in respect of which the application is made.
Oct. 26-Nov. 2
Schedule of Applications for Certificates of Title and Notings
thereon and caveats for the week ending the 26th day of Oct. 1963
Nature of request whether
Date of Request Person Presenting for Certificate ot Title or
Notings thereon or Caveat.
-- Request for the issue of a First
Request dated Marie Dib and George Certificate of Title in respect
Dib as Personal Re- of that portion of land situate
15th Oct, 1963 presentatives of in the Town -of Roseau
Avoub Dib deceased in the P a r sb of St.
Presented by their Solicitor George in the Colony of
21st Oct., 1963 Clifton A.H. Dupigny Dominica containing 1144
at 2.20 p m square feet and bounded as
I follows: -- On the North
West by lands of Marie Karam, On the North-East by iatdnof yA .
Dib, On the South-East by King George V Street, and On the West
by O c Street
Registrar's Office (Sgd.) JosEPH. A. MARCANO
Roseau, 21st Oct., 1963 Registrar of Titles
NOTE:-Any person who desires to object to the issuing of a Certi-
ficate of Title on the above application may enter a Caveat i the above
office within six weeks from the date of the first appearance of the
above Schedule in the DOMINICA HERALD newspaper published in this
Island or from the date when the notice prescribed by law was last served
on any owner or occupier of adjoining land in respect of which the appli-
cation is made.
Oct. 26-Nov. 2


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first floor for a large variety of I
Drugs and Patent Medicines )

Oct. 12-Nov. 30


A lir'


-tity of back numbers of the
21 years are available at
.he Office.

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Labouritesl 'fana

Loblack on Scapegoat
"Soocer or later you will be ex,
peeled from humanity." These telling
words were spoken by Hon.
Christopher Loblack in a context
of discussion on deportations and a
scapegoat. It is impossible for us to
knot together the variegated threads
of the Hon. Member's good-hu mour,
ed address at the Dominica Labour
Patty meeting last week Wednesday.
Listeners enjoyed hearing them; here
are a few other gems... It is imma-
terial if the Labour Party gets in
again..." The biggest Joker is
Scapegoat..." "Canadians have
told me 'don't send yoir best girls to
Canada to train' ; "You cannot
make leaders overnight". Towards
the end he reverted to the mysterious
subject of Scapegoat, whilc the ring
of ladies' hats in the little rostrum
wagged appreciate on. Between the
rostrum and ihe hedge there was a
blank expance of grass, but the hill,
.street was lined with cars, and cer-
rain listeners (some derisive) leaned
against fences and buildings,
"Well, you've had quite a treat!"
declared the genteel accents of the
lady chairman Mrs. Mable Moir
James. Tackling the hottest sub-
ject of 1963 she asked, "Why did
the Government deport two persons"
and told the audience that Govern-
ment was not bound to give reasons
to anybody for its actions. "If the
Government has taken upon itself to
deport persons from Dominica,'
said Mrs. James, 'ten to one Govt.
has very good reasons for doing so."
Logicians in the audience were not
imresse.d, rven by her caution to
"read between thelines." Mrs. James
said, "It is a terrible thing to have a
leader to lead you astray, you had
better dead." Congratulating Rev.
Springer (a deportee of the Dominica
Labour Government) for having
the people of Dominica "conscious
of their origins", Mrs. James (daugh,
ter of a white man and a black
woman), said: "There are people in
this country who did not like the way
he spake. A particular person told
him "''the way you spoke to the peo-
ple, no white person will get a posi,
tion in the Government in Domi-

Mrs, James And Rev. Springer

* "Is it not strange," Mrs.
James told the audience the
Rev. Springer had said to her
"the Police came and told
me not to leave Roseau and
that I am going to be asked
to leave the island. I don't
know why." Rev. Springer
was stated to have shown
Mrs. James a letter. He is
also said to have declared,
"a minority group feared a
majority group's activities and
that he must not preach to the
people as he was doing";
Mrs James said Rev. Springer
came to her to thank the
Party for its assistance (while
the deportation order backed
by Government was being
carried ouit) and to say,
"Madam, there is a promi,
nent person of Dominica

cabling England on my be-
half. I asked the person 'did
I ask you for any help, why
did you do that, by doing so
you are creating more scandal
than anything else." Mrs.
James asked: "Do y o u
think that this person can
mean anybody in Dominica
wel1, especially coloured
Continuing, the woman
chairman said: "Springer
was asked by a particular Fer
son to speak about the Spai
row Village buthe did nct
do so, because he was not
a politician, h e w a s a
preacher." During her talk
she constantly referred in he
genteel accents to "Negroes"
and spoke of the possibili)
of encouraging criminals and
delinquents and that "our
young men are being indoc/
trinated". "Dominica is in
danger and it is our own
people who will do anything
to bring destruction through
spite Get yourselves

Stevens On Agriculture
Mr. Stevens started off by
talking of the breaking of
laws and then, in his cus,
tomary manner, trespassed on
other portfolios freely.
"There is plenty of land
in Dominica," he said, urg,
ing hearers to produce more
fruit and vegetables, and
parents to give their children
a glass of milk a day. "I
take off my hat to Daniel
Green for keeping a few
cows," he said. During a
lengthy discourse on his own
subject, education, he spoke
of a probable Industrial
School for the Blind. He
was disgusted he said, be,
cause he gave out information
leaflets on changes in the
British cabinet to Dawbiney
Literary Club and some one
found them thrown away.
"They" (t h e Dawbiney
Literary Club) "are not
interested in reading or in the
improvement of education,"
said the Minister.
"We have opened a new
Grammar School, but is that
all ?. . When they see your
skin a little light, you get
better treatment," were among
his remarks. He declared
* that he was "not going to
tolerate soapbox politicians
interfering with our use of
i the old Grammar School.
; We can't use it for girls if it
,was not fit for boys."
SIRa b"-a r attack on cer,
t tain un rsons, he


said "they drink rum and
talk nonsense, get the most
out of life and devil take the
rest." Referring to some
heads of Government depart,
ments (also unnamed) he
declared "They don't know
a bloody thing about their
work. The worst people are
put on top." After this, it
was somewhat surprising to
hear the Minister say, "Every
(Cont. on page 11)


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Miss Monica Green of the Commonwealth Save the Children Fund
hIs requested Dominica's Youth Trust Committee to undertake the
selection or two girls from this Territory for a year's child care
training. Members of the Committee are:-Mrs. Lovelace, Mrs. P. S.
Ail- ey (Chairman), Miss N. Seawick (Hon. Secretary), Rev. Sister Mary
Alicia, Mrs. Lorna Robinson, Rev. Canon Lane or his deputy, Canon Hicks,
Reverend F.A. Roberts, and Mrs. Abbott Shillingford.
Details of requirements etc. are published below. All requests for
apiiication forms should be addressed to Miss N. Seawick, c-o Catholic
Social Centre, Roseau, and all applications should be in by November 30.

Commonwealth Save The Children
Health, Welfare & Training Centre, St. Vincent.
For The Infornution Of Candidates.
The aim of this course is to give students an all round
understanding of children and knowledge of child care.
The training will last for a period of one year during
which students will work in all sections of the Day Nursery
attached to the Training Centre which will cater for up/
wards of fifty children between the ages of six months and
five years.
The practical work will be under the supervision of
the Matron of the Nursery, Mrs. Elsie Harvie, who is fully
qualified and has had many years of experience of training
Nursery Nurses to the standard of the National Nursery
Nurses Examination Board of Great Britain. She comes
to us straight from her work with the London Council,
with the highest references.
Lectures will be given each week by Miss Monica
Green, the Superintendent of the Centre and representative
of the Commonwealth Save the Children Fund in the
Windward Islands, and also by the Doctor who will be
attached to the Centre. Films on child care will be shown.
A copy of the syllabus is follows.
This course is intended to be a general child care

course 'and although it is to be undertaken in the setting of Blessed House
a day nursery it is designed to turn out a general purpose
worker and not only stafffor day nurseries in the Windward Refused To Burn
Islands. The latter are badly needed and obviously many
will wish to undertake this work cither as a supervisor of By our News Reporter
several nurseries or in charge of one nursery. Others mayoter ossile death by
wish to undertake work in other fields such as play centres, fire was foreseen in Roseauh
district visiting, classes for mothers etc. all of which will, we re oeseen Rea
hope, be developed within the next few years either by the early las week when an
Save the Children Fund, which is already at work in the attempt at arson had failed.
Islands or by other voluntary organizations. In any dev, Some time during the late
lvhours of Sunday night Igth
loping territory, Government interest in the social services is hours th
bound to increase and there may be openings in Govern, a bottle containing kerosene
ment service as well. with something like a cloth
Application forms should be submitted to the local wick attached was placed
committee of the West Indies Youth Trust Fund. under Mr. V. L. Ducreay's
Two students will be accepted from each of the house at RiverStreet. It is
Windward Islands.beved that th mae-s
Tuition, board and lodging and working overalls will lamp was pt there alight,
be free of charge. Students are expected to pay their own since when it was dscovtred
transport to and from St. Vincent and to provide their next morning the light was
own pocket money.* out, but the flooring below
Applicants should be not less than 21 years of age was scorched. Ac o dingto
an observer "that house must
and preferably not more than 30 years. a observer a
As a general rule applicants with the highest standards be really blessed or Mr.
of education, up to and including General School Certifi, Ducreay is a very lucky
cate will be given priority. Experience with children will man." The police, however,
also be an asset. are conducting enquiries.
Applicants must pass a medical examination and be ,
pronounced physically fit before they can be accepted.CIA AE
Successful applicants must agree to serve a three monthsIAL LE
probationary period. This is a very necessary precaution FOR
as it is not always possible to judge whether a student is ANKER CASH REGISTERS
satisfactory until she has actually participated in the work. VALUE $800.00 EACH
The decision as to whether a student is suitable will be BUY ONE GET ONE FREE
The Dominica Youth Trnst Fund will endeavour to help candidates fii, VERY LIMITED QUANTITY
ancially, in case of need. J, ASTAPHAN & CO. LTD.

(Cont. on page 9)

Oct. 5-Nov. 9

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Crosse & Blackwell Tomato Cocktail -- 20 oz. bottle -.... 500
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Devon Cream Style Corn (a Canada Packers Product) 20 oz. tin ....... 400
Dole's Pineapple Juice-Handy 6 oz. tin .... ......... 150
Fillets of Mackerel in Olive Oi! 4 oz. tin ----30-
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"Lucky: Boy" Thompson's Seedless Grapes 30 oz. tin $1.6O
Schwartz Fruii Syrups Strawberry, Cherry & Grape, 12 oz.. bottle 750
Tropical Household Candles 4s, 8s, 16s, 45p pkt.
Whiteways Cydrax & Peardrax 10 oz. bottles ..... 400
Estolan Hair Conditioning Cream ..... 45 per tube
GET SET Once-a-Week Hairsetting Lotion ......... $2,00 per bottle
Gillette Thin Razor Blades --- .......... 200 per pkt. of 5
Lander Hair Pomade with Lanoline and Olive Oil, medium, large, and econor
30N, 600 & $1.00 r

220 & 400 respectively.

iy jars

Lander Liquid Brilliantine with Lanoline & Olive Oil .30 per bottle
Mennen's Baby Talc small tins 50o, large tin .........800
Bath Talc for Men (contains a deodorant) .........800
,, Shave Talc a soothing after-shave talc with a neutral tint -..... 650 per tin
,, Menthol Iced Shaving Cream Giant tube ....... ..... 800
Perfumed Petroleum Jelly for the hair .........-....... ---- 200 per jar
Rexona Soap with Cadyl the only soap containing this special skin conditioner --------- 12, per cake
Super Rich All-purpose Lotion by the makers of LONG AI D K7 a creamy lotion for keeping hands
and face soft and smooth .................- 750 per bottle
VO-5 Hair Cream -- -- -----.. .......... ....... ......... $1.80 per tube.





This happened to two other cars on.she Pont Casse/Layou
Road tour as well. The police know who these drivers
ar- as they have done such things before and if we do not
oto) his sort of thino we can build fifvrvr to Isla-rnd HoTres

THEY say Hurricane Season is over on November first. and still find them empty of
In this case the "they" is the insurance companies who attitude as a whole island.
have special shipping rates during "Hurricane Seasons". tourists"-ot kill them. So
But we don't plan to let up on our alertness for these giant
storms until well into next month. The most powerful -
and destructive force in nature, the s,-called West Indian LONDON LETTER
Hurricane is to be feared and respected Brushed twice
already this year, once by Edith and then last Saturday and (Continued from page 3)
Sunday by erratic Helena, Dominicans can be grateful B
their 1963 Hurricane experience was actually a minor one But n spi of Mr. Wi
.,nd all we need do is think that if the tail or skirts of the son's obvicus competence,
big wind did as much damage as both Edith's and and in spite of Mr. Brown's
Helena's, well then, if contact is made head on, we can see assertion that "this is not a
what must have happened in both cases when the big one-man show the party s
storms smashed Martinique, Tobago and Haiti (Cuba too readiness for the election does
but no one seems to know the extent of the damage there) not carry the conviction yet
We are in a great quandry. We don' know which in this observer's opinion that
achievement is greater: Mr. Brand's construction called the party is overwhelmingly
Island House at Wotton Waven or the remarkable job more fitted for office than its
done by Public Works on the road leading to Wotton rivals.
Waven. Both projects border on the incredible. Whisk, Excluding the Liberals,
ed up these steep grades and around hairpin turns on a whose electoral chances are
road whose surface is without a ripple i enough to stun in sharp eclipse, and whose
anyone who is familiar with the average Dominican high, conference made things worse
way. Then, at the end of this remarkable ride a sight by expressing their lack of
greets your eyes that makes you blink, shake your head anA figures of real ministeal call
blink again. For there, as if growing out of the hillside, is bre, the Labour Party are up
the most amazing architectural masterpiece anywhere. The against a Conservative team
Taj Mahal of the West Indies would be an apt title for ot brilliant men.
Island House. Since Mr. MacMillan's
There is the ultimate in detail at Island House. The purge last year, the cabinet,
construction has been so well planned as to defy imagine, with one exception, has been
tion. For example, the inner door in the ladies rest room a group of quite outstanding
has tongueand/groove construction but capping the ends of quality. This is one of the
the door is red cedar, and each screw hole has been neatly very best cabinets of this cen-
plugged in the same wood well sanded and then highly tury. The names of those
as it whom Mr. Wilson must sur-
polished. We simply call your attention to this detail as it whom Mr. Wilson must sudo nor
exemplifies those tiny details that are throughout the place. round himself with do no
We suspect this huge amount of extra labor in detail was sparkle or burn with gem-
done as the expedient for waiting until the road could like flames. Neither Mr.
be made passable. Carpenters and joiners were deliberate, Br o w n o- r Mre atinck
ly assigned painstakingly detailed jobs simply to occupy h av e th e ountry shouing
their time and keep them busy while Government repaired have the cunt shouting
and surfaced the road well enough so that the great amount wh ehusican a
of material needed in continuing the construction of Island Ofh course,it can be said
House could be brought up the mountains to the site. that membership of the Govu
For Island House is only halffinished, at least so it ernment, and the Leadership
seems to the naive observer. But there are details yet to of a great department ot Sate
invests a man with both
come on the bedroom wing that will, we believe, surpass ve a an th th
those on the main buildings. Don't take our word for. it. glmonr and stature. This
Just go there and see for yourself. First, prepare yourself may be so. Again, a man
for the shock of a really and truly smooth ride and second, wil rise to an occasion.
upon arriving open your eyes only a small slit at fistr until Office brings out quei un/
the true magnificence that you see has fully penetrated your ezpeeted qualities. Neverthe-
disbelieving brain. In Puerto Rico, Island House would less, the Conservative leader-
be described as "fabuloso" and also if it were in Puerto Rico ship crisis has been ade
the owner could really and truly relax and enjoy the profits the more of a conundrum by
of his labours but this is Dominica and much must be the number of m ofPrime
done to build a tourist business before Island House or even Ministerial calire. There
Cherry Lodge can show a profit. has been no k M. ofcand
We might start with a police crack-down on the pro, d e ates hen Mr MacMled
lan knew that he faced a
fiteers who gouge the tourists. These parasites do more to maj eati ad t
chase future tourists away than if Dominica had perpetual major operation, and there
small-pox! We are talking about the taxi drivers who accept fore decd that he could
passengers at one fare and when at the destination, say they ot lead hs party in the
have only been paid half the fare! This happens more than election, he lost no ime in
we know because the taxi driver isn't going to tell you and commucag this news to
the tourist leaves the island in such disgust, he isn't going the ueen and to his party.
to talk about it either... until he reaches home! Yes, hap, All the speculation of the
opened when the Kungsholm was in port, tourists were taken past few weeks about his
to Wotten Waven, they paid their fare and of course it was intentions was immediately
a round trip fare, their boat was leaving, and they were just Yet e ncmen came
Yet, the announcemem -came
sightseeing. But the taxi fellow saw a. Chance to make when the Conservative Party Con
another American dollar so he told them the fare was only .ference was in session. It could not
oneway, that they must pay again to get back to town! have been timed better by a political

guests. We must change our
People should "be kind to
they say.
--- --
dramatist, for what followed was
excitement of the highest order. The
British public over the past years
seems to have forsaken the entertain-
ments offered by the sporting world
and to have turned to the:r politi,
clans. Here was the Conservative
Conference, normally a powerless
sounding-board of Tory opinion,
and an annual mystic ceremony for
the renewal of faith between party
leaders and rank and file turned
into the arena in which a leader was
to be chosen, just like an American
Convention. The delegates swelled
up in importance. Newspaper corres-
pondents stood with stop-watches to
time the applause the main conten-
ders for office received. Those Tory
matrons were turned into a collective
Ceasar-the Ministers were gladia-
tors' fighting for their lives.
Bu: thiswas an unrealistic and
overdrawn picture, A Tory Premier
is not chosen by the constituencies.
If he were, then it would be doubt,
ful if the Party would win elections.
The active party members are usually
extremists, while the party has to
appeal to its twelve million voters
rather than to them. The real choice
was found to have been made in
the week following the Conference.




I J. R. Thomas and Family, Avonelle, Louis and Claudia; Josephine
jAlexander, Avondale and Family and other relatives of the deseased
*Louise Thomas, thank one and all, including Doctors, Hospital staff,
(friends and all others who helped in some way and sent cards,l
wreaths and expressions of sympathy during their bereavement,

INow! New Lively, Healthy Baby Chicks4
jSome will grow up to become SYL-f
(VANIA-FRESH broilers. Others will.
yield dozens of nice brown eggs. Get!
them today and rear them yourself.i
Priced at $1.00.each and up.
Now on hand, amazing number ofi
.ducklings of all ages. We hatch ducks
every day and can offer you some bar-
)gains on the ducks you want.
Feed for your animals, Feed for your
Poultry, Sylvania has the kind you needle
ito make your stock grow strong and)
yield good returns.
S BUY ONE AT P-E- -B Today
lThat's at the PHOENIX, ELI'S,
iOne what? Sylvania-Fresh chicken, of)
.course. It tastes so good. Your wholei
(family likes it.
N. 2 Telephone 224-5 Rings
(Nov. 2
f ^^fc.T>'^te^^^^fcrflH ) ^f< fc> *-f.^f*I ~fc>^c~


Dominica Wins
Gonsales Cup
Insurance Go.
Dominica Branch of the
Caribbean Atlantic Life
Insurance Company won
the Gertrude Consales silver
cup for the most insurance
sold during the year. The
cup was presented, at a cele,
bration dinner held at Casta,
ways Hotel, by Northern
Division Superintendent Mr.
Pat Gonsales, brother of the
Cont. en page 8

Don't -
Cough -1
Head Off.. \

THE COJGH RENFOY ;hat checks coughs atthe
very first sip because Its warm..
Inrtanty through throat, chest
and t!lb It'srrampletem l- '- .
catlon-stops the tickle that
mak you cough In sec-
onds. Thct's why Buckley's I, l
L1ixtu,.s has nutson' all
others for 30 years.




OT everybody in Dominica knows
what the word principle stands for.
School children are not alone in spelling
it "principal" and confusing its meaning
with financial capital or with "someone
at the top".
When therefore the Editor of this news-
paper was met,by an acquaintance who
said "I want to join the STAR Party,
but am not in favour of your principle in
protecting such people as Presmont or
Springer", your Editor felt it necessary to
say what the principle behind the
HERALD'S protests over two recent de,
portations really means. So we return to
"the hottest subject of 1963" (see page 3).
Our principle is this: love of indivi*
dual liberty and detestation of iron curtain
secrecy. This maxim is not based on,
partiality for either Presmont or Springer,
both being gentlemen whom the Editor
knows only slightly, and for whose ideas
she has never expressed support. It may
be added that your Editor was not con'
cerned either directly or indirectly with
Sparrow Village, but faithfully reported
its inception, in the public interest. She
does not believe in dangerous experimental
drugs being used on either young or old
individuals another notion attributed
to the first deportee -nor does she believe
that the United Nations will smash up
soon and that there will be nuclear war,
as was declared by the second person to
be turned away. On the contrary, she
believes in the four freedoms of the United
Nations, and resists the deportation of any
persons before they have done anything
wrong or without telling them how they
have offended the authorities, She agrees
with the American poet Emerson: "For
what avail the plough or sail, or land or
life, if freedom fail "
All newspapers worthy of the name
stand for the principle: TELL THE
If Dominica's Government had a cast-
iron case against Presmont, the people
should have been told what it was, instead

IT is good to give credit when and where
it is due, and we take a pleasurable
note of this week's speech to the Agricul,
tural Society by the Acting Superintend,
ent of Agriculture, Mr. J. B. Yankey. It
was factual, hardhitting and yet hopeful,
for to admit shortcomings is one step
towards overcoming them.
The speech is, moreover, couched in
easy and elegant language that English
language which (as C. L. R. James says)
"is the mutual bond of the Common-

of being left to lap up pc
such as: "he wrote to K
hasn't President Kenned
"he was to have introdui
to our young or po
on "the corruption ofjuv
Is our public so despised
cannot tell them the truth
Regarding the more rec
Springer, all we know is
Indian who exercised her
freedom of speech and of
too was told to leave. N
real reasons? Were the
religious bodies" (a reason
the Administrator) or wei
political, or even racial (a
spokeswoman has hinted)
cleaner life here would be
causes of these restrictive a
ment! Whenever sinister
occur behind the scenes i
is such a public outcry in
liament that the authorities
divulge the facts in the en
the HERALD dares to enqui
you done these things?
accordance with the spirit
not to mention tolerance?
acted in the best interests
why are you afraid to tell
Every time we hear eith
tion or of a scapegoat or c
sinisterly secretive action d
ment, we shall report it as
so that the inhabitants of t
have some clue as to what
behind our tight little iron
The principle we stand
liberty allied to justice. Mc
men have fought in divers
and justice throughout the
ever be accounted for.
things be done in Do
twentieth century which
private to the Soviet Union
other Commonwealth c
be ashamed?

wealth". We intend to p
to our readers, and ci
talented Agriculturist on h
his mode of expression. I
and love of good language
an excellent combination?

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is happening
for is, in short,
ore men and wo'
ways for liberty
ages than can
Why should
iminica in the
are more appro,
i and of which
countriess would

)resent it in full
congratulate this
iis ideas and on
Love of the land
- are they not


Where liberty dwells, there is my
country Benjamin Franklin

People's Post
Correspondents are asked tt submit their full names and addresses as
a guarantee of good faith, but not necessarily for publication. Letters should
be as sho, t as possible. Con:roversiat political letters will not ie 'pub-
lished anonymously. Views expressed in People's Post do not necessarily
reflect the policy of the Ed.tor or the Proprietor.
A Letter From projects, a clinic project with over
500 building blocks through co/
Calibishie operation and many, many more
ar fs in te o items of interest are too numerous to
Dear fellow snfferers in the other mention.
parts of the island, I wish to bring
to yonr notice, the notice of Govern- I am saying with the voice of 700,
ment, and also to the attention of that the recognition given to us is
the departments concerned, the great not satisfactory, and that my village
heart-rending dissatisfaction existing coucl is thoroughly dissatisfied,
on the breasts of almost 700 suffer' Please note:-
ing, disgruntled inhabitants of
Calibishie, the village that is re- Sanitary conditions are very,
nownedfor its natural beauty and very bad. It is almost unbearable.
nownedfor its natural beauty and Al drains and culverts are blocked;
the spirit of co-operation. Prior A:l drains and culverts are blocked;
to the s t o r m Edith, my peoples' There is increase of mosquitoes, etc.
t s oranms peo 2. It is well known that due to
output in bananas amounted to over the sandy loam and n the
4,000 stems per fortnight, which the sandy loam and flat nds by the
means a worthy contribution to seaside, section latrines cannot be
Government's revenue. easily built, yet one wa erected by
Their Copra sales were also not Government recently. One can exa
to be grouped among those in the pect at any ume to hear that some,
east production; thir-annual taxesone has been drowned as a result of
their indjr-taxesi on everyday-l racful deplorable condition,
comm~dicies, their self help road. Cont. ti pae 7


--r ---

By Phyllis Shand Allfrey
From Chapter II
How I reached Dominica for the Federal election was
only a little short of a miracle. Armed with the two
thousand leaflets on which I had spent my last penny in
Britain, and which bore for the first time in Dominica's
political history photographs of the candidates (E. O.
LeBlanc and myself), here I was in Barbados less than a
week before nomination day, with no means of transport
E For a whole day I paced up and down the schooner
pool, after air enquiries proved fruitless. Sometimes I even
r jumped aboard a schooner--
culiar rumours, .'Hey there! Hullo! Captain, any boat going north
hrushchev" (and toDominica?"
y done so ) or He was astonished, aroused, sympathetic.
ced drug habits "Sorry Man All bound south. Trinidad, B. ."
st mortem hints There were so many schooners. Surely they could
enilecharacters not all be sailing south? Were the Captains merely trying
that Government to discourage me? As I stared, I saw two enormous cock,
reaches jump out of a bag of malt. Still I paced around
'ent case of Rev. stubbornly, actually watching two boats up-anchor and
that he is a West head slowly southwards.
e his right to But then there came the reassuring known voice, slow
f worship. He and gentle.
What were the "If you want to get home for nomination day, there's
ey "stirring up a plane out to St. Lucia in twenty minutes. Are you
n attributed to packed ? "
re they actually I had nothing to pack. I could not afford excess
is a Labour Party baggage. The leaflets and a few light cotton clothes were,
): How m'ich easily shut into two suitcases.
if we knew the "But after St. Lucia?"
cts by Govern, "I can only suggest one stage onwards. Contact
matters of state La Corbiniere."
n Britain, there -"Thank you, Sir."
a Press and Par/ "Good luck. If you have any trouble over residential
s are forced to qualifications I'll seek advice from our Attorney GeniraL"
d. Here, only I pressed the locks proudly, called a taxi, raced
ire "why have through the airport barriers just as the aircraft door was
Are they in shutting. They had to half lift me in.
of British justice, Yes, England had divided us islanders from each
If you have other. We took ships from ports to Southampton, to Le
of the people, Havre, to New York, to Montreal but seldom did those
the people?" ships link us one with another. I had to wait until I be,
er of a deporta- came a Federal Minister before I saw the rival blue moun,
of an unjust or tains of Jamaica. Even St. Lucia, so very few miles from
.one by Govern, the very spot where I was born, was an unknown blue,
headline news green land of harbours and soft voices, church bells and
his island mav bananas.



which characterizes it today,
3. Due to the recent breakdown
of the Salt River Bridge, and the
great harrassing manoeuvering of four
carerpillrs, one grader and a goodly
number of motor vehicles, which
had to follow on our private road,
damaged the entrance so badly, that
at nights the inhabitants cannot go
out on the main road because of the
impassive nuisance caused just at
the entrance of the road.
How uncouth and unmannerly
was the party in charge, that all of
these mechanical appliance: were
taken away without turning around
to even scrape the ground. My
council is now asking Centtal
Government to please look into the
matter at their earliest convenience.
Lastly, I am saying as far as can
be seen, if such a state of affairs is to
,(exist, those aforementioned and the
bad insanitary water r supply,
our 700 people in cooperation with
my Council, will have to set our
minds to think differently for it
seems that we are not cared for. We
appear to be despised.
We are no more hovering on
slumbering caps, we are the men of
the day as we write ourselves, pad
our backs to labour strenuously to
improve ourselves and our country.
Thanks ever so much,; dear Editor,
for space allowed.
Calibishie Village
or--- --~-


Dear Madam,
Many Dom-
inicans I am sure share the
same feeling that I am about
to express through this
It is unfortunate, however,
that Mrs. Mabel James and
Company are given the pri.
vilege and consent to disturb
all those fine people who livc
around the Peebles Park a
such odd hours.
Some one was heard tc
emark recently at the Nurse
Graduation ceremony 'Wha
the Minister of Social Ser
vices needs is a course ii
Basic English; for no reason
at all he, the Minister, criti
cized an Editorial appearing
in another paper about th
same date, which as everyone
knew was supporting th
same cause expressed by th
various speakers.
If I may quote from m
personal experience, m
friend and Radio Colleagu
Mr. J. Allison Stuart Boy,
could lecture to the Labou
Party gang on 'the Art c
Public Speaking', we a
know -that man is of th
same measure as a philoso
pher. I am proud of-him,
can remember himcr-
ing the complete atte.

his listeners when he exerted
his magnificent powers of
persuasion. [ never heard
him make the slightest con-
cession to power or Race.
And with your permission
madam, I am sure you
would be quite willing to
continue educating the C'an
from where they pushed you
I have seen the manifesta-
tion, the qualities of leader,'
ship in you, a quick far-
ranging m;nd, intellectual
honesty, no illusions about
men, and your great gift of
winning them without flat,
Very truly yours,

Welcome, Star
SDear Mrs. Editor,
Joy came to
me after opening my DOMI,
NICA HERALD on Saturday
afternoon at the Marigot Post
Office and saw on the front
page the advertisement of
Dominica's New Political
Party; the Star. You no
doubt remember an article
which was sent in to the
Herald and was published,
A statement was made therein
that should you in the future
Sorgan:se a union you would
Sget a great following. At
t the time when that article
s was written the thoughts in
it came in the mind of the
writer who signed it a,
SNothern Patriarch-could he
have foreseen the new politi,
Scale Party of Dominica being
e born and registered-the
t Symbol of a Star!
You cannot be throw
o aside easily. Inasmuch as
s the intelligent people in the
t Island as well as the world
% cannot be pushed aside or
i given a back seat in all the
i activities which tend towards
- the general welfare of human.
g ity (when their intelligence
e is being used wisely) the
e same reference can also be
e made with regard to the
e educated men and womer
throughout the world, fo
y knowledge is power. You
y twenty years experience it
e the Labour Party in Englan
d has given you the know
ir ledge in leading and guiding
)f the affairs of any labour part
11 in Dominica. The Sta
ie Symbol is a good one. Th
/ Star is a continual Plant
I that c"- never be remove
S-'urse but r
1 ofth

(Cont. from page 6)

world's existence. I am
hopeful for the cooperation
you will get from the many
in this Colony who will join
the Party as members.

Don't Fly Through
I see where Aunty
Fran on Oct. 12, told the
children not to take unne/
cessary risks during Hurri/
canes. I am not a big person
to reproach you, but it does
appear to me that on the day
of Hurricane Edith you were
out in that storm taking an
unnecessary risk which as a
mother it is not wise to do.
I saw you from my win,
dow flying through the air
not far from the Princess
Margaret Hospital. I did
not know if you would be
taken out to sea or dashed on
the trees. You were protected
but as an example to all
and especially to the children
don't please do that any

Policemen's Pay

under the above beading appeared in the
HERALD on October 2. As a re-
Ssult, we have received a large number of
Letters, all highly sympathetic to the fin,
ancial difficulties ofhe Police We can,
not do more than print extracts from four
Sof these letters from various parts of
s Dominica, which (although they appear
e under pseudonyms) were all signed by
t'eir writers. -Ed.
FRLM WESLEY: An article
e appearing on Saturday i9 October
signed by J. B. C is causing a con-
fusion to the community and will
create disturbance if Government do
s not take an immediate step to pay
e Police a reasonable salary. . I
I would like J. B. C. to maintain a
r family on $90.00 per month espe,
Scialy if he is living far away from
them, for that only means $3.00 a
s day. But what of the night? a
- Police job should be the best paid
e in any country. While we are
e sleeping they are watching. We go
Sto work at eight in the morning till
four in the afternoon, and have
e lunchtime. Police can hardly get a
1 chance to eat . I understood that
r most of them apply for Crown
r Land and it is turn down by Govt.
with circular stating they cannot take
n part in agriculture of any nature,
d whereas Crown lands are sold to the
/ top paid men in other Departments,
g do you believe that is fair: -
e religious observer. J. B. C. is trying
S to break the good moral standard of
d the Island and disregards the comr
muity. .. It's only in Dominica
'e people have no respect for a police,
is man. I have travelled nearly rounc

the wo:ld, a policeman is well-paid
except here. . We the country
people are ready to call our men
home, we have land to spare. All
other departments have a chance to
do something to help themselves
outside their salary: nor so Police,
who have to be clean and tidy and
are working 24 hours every day.
Poor men, tears ia my eyes, they
not allow our country Police to
starve on $90.00 to pio:ect the
townspeople with their thousands
of dollars. The townspeople have
no regard for a policeman because
of his low wages, so Government
must take steps and pay them not
less than $i50 for a stait, we are
out for our countrymen's rights.
At the time J. B. C. was low he
could not have taken a trip around
the world, now be has got above
hij yesterday standard, if improve,
ment is good for him, why not for

Now that J. B. C. has a few pen-
nies, is he trying to block the way
to prevent our young generation to
prosper Have respect to Her
Majesty's peace. England helps
her policemen in every way. Why
does J. B. C. feel a Policeman
working day and night, rain or no
rein. can live on $90.00oo Police,
men, we of Castle Bruce are on
your side.
(Cont. on page 1o)
-~ -- ----

Jefferson Charles
On Youth
By Herald Literary Club Reporter
"You comprise a section of the
youth of this colony and on your
shoulders, individually and collec.
tively rest and will rest the task o
helping to shape the destiny of ou
Country. For this you must be
equipped in mind and body, forti.
fied by resources material as well a4
spiritual. The state controls the for-
mer. While the Church control
the latter. . But for anything
tangible to be achieved, for anything
worthwhile to be derived, for others
to assess and comment on us favour.
ably, we must as youth, be possesses
of a spirit of leadership, a sense o
responsibility, training, enthusiasm
tact, zest and the willingness to g(
forward, to strive, to earn, to ach
ieve", stated Mr. Jefferson Charle
B.Sc. addressing a General meeting
of the Y. C, W. on Quo VAIDIS? a
the St. Gerards Hall on Monda
October 28.
Courage & Sacrifice
Christian principles, he continued
must be the principles on which th
workers should pattern their lives
for they take them closer to their goa
in life and make them (the Y.C.W.'s

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Mileage 10,000 Owner driven
Contact: BULLY, Shillingford's Gar Accessories
or BABA, Snillingford Motors
or O.D. RICHARDS, Pointe Michel
Nov. 2

proud of their standards tastes, love
and literature. "' he road is not al-
ways easy; very often we can't get
what we set out for, or what we
want It sometimes requires plenty
of courage sacri'ce and tremendous
fortitude. Whatever it is, guard
against making a false assessment of
yourself and your capabilities --never
set your goals higher than you can
reach- avoid the belief in too fan-
ciful or bef'y ideas, Don't always
blame your shortcomings on lack of
money. Try to live within what you
earn howeversmall it may be-and
never above your mean," he add d.
Dignity In Labour
After stating that, following the
wake of a new disaster from hurri-
cane Edith, youth needs ^face facts
more resolutely that faith, ,courage,
tenacity and adjustment are vital in-
gredients towards social and econo-
mic betterment. After quoting
Shakespeare'z "There is a tide in
the affairs of men' he said; "Every
man is the architect of his fortune:
in other words you are responsible
for the shaping of yonr destiny, your
life, whether it is a success or failure
depends entirely or almost entirely on
you. In this context, it is important
to note that all of you are not born
with equal talents and ability, To
brood and fret over your hard luck
serves no biological purpose for it
entails worry. There is dignity in
the smallest form of labour."
Female Pressure
Turning to the social scene the
D. G, S. Science Master said, that
"one sees youths struggling for jobs,
I justice and recognition. Therdeis a-
most unfair sex ratio 6 to I -- I
think which is never really (however
much the men may like it) a healthy
thing for any community. The
Scene is pregnant with social malice,
vivid envy, constant bickering, silly
e and senseless gossip and people spend
r so much of their time minding and
Stalking other people's business that
f they have little time to mind their
r own."
SCort. oil p. 12

I N addition to its every
s I branch of Music Study-
f CLASS has opened its COM-
o Special Subjects being Book-
, keeping, Typing and En,
s glish; The most modern
g Typewriters of every make
Share installed; THE C,M, CLASS
is now a School-leaver's
paradise; Its morals are
HIGH on every aspect.
;) Nov. 2--16




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,fl lsh Government
Asked To Settle
British Guiana
Outstanding Issues
The Colonial Office last
week issued the following
At a meeting at Lancaster
House this morning (Friday)
25th October the leaders of
the three parties in British
Guiana addressed a letter to
the Secretary of State for the
Colonies in the following
"At your request we have
made further efforts to resolve
the differences between us on
the constitutional issues which
require to be settled before
British Guiana secures inde,
pendence, in particular, the
electoral system, the voting
age, and the question whether
fresh elections should be held
before independence.
"We regret to have to re,
port to you that we have not
succeeded in reaching agree/
ment; and we have reluctant,
ly eome to the conclusion
that' there is no prospect of
an agreed solution. Anoth,
er adjournment of the confer,
ence for further discussions
between ourselves would
therefore serve no useful pur-
pose and would result only"
in further delaying British
Guiana's independence and

in continued uncertainty in
"In these circumstances
we are agreed to ask the
British Government to settle
on their authority all out-
standing constitutional issues,
and we undertake to accept
their decisions."
Cheddi Jagan
L. F. S. Burnham
P. S. D'Aguiar"

"No Longer To Rule,
But To Serve"
British Minister On
Overseas Aid
Handing over direct pow/
er to dependent territories was
not the end but the begin,
ning of Britain's real overseas
mission, said Mr. Robert
Carr, Secretary for Technical
Cooperation, in London on
In future, Britain's great,
ness would depend on British
people being prepared to go
overseas "no longer to rule
but to serve, trade, make
friends and bring people
back to this country", he told
newspapermen attending a
lunch of the Commonwealth
Writers of Britain.
He described this as the
kind of service which Britain,
because of its past experience,
could do better than any
other in the world.

The morning of Saturdry 26th brought a sad and
solemn cable to us in Dominica over the unexpected death
of Eubald Joseph Alexander of Colihaut, aged 22 yrs.
who died in a London hospital the day before.
The deceased, a young and charming leader of the
Y. C. W. boys section at Colihaut, had a zeal to work in
social cooperation, as brother of the young Reverend
Edward Alexander, presently in France on his priesthood
studies and Brother Ignatius Alexander vocationallyy named
Ignatius Bagille) in America on studies of his vocation of
the Christian Brothers; t h e deceased was a lover of the
Church, and law-abiding in every respect.
He had left for England to seek medical assistance
where unfortunately he was called by the angel of death.
He left to mourn his loss his parents (Mr. & Mrs. Villa
P. Alexander) and grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers,
sisters and cousins.
May his soul rest in peace.

My family and I wish to express our most grateful thanks toi
the Surgeon Specialist, Mr. Mcintyre, the other doctors, the Matron
and Nurses of the Princess Margaret Hospital for the kind care an"
attention I received during my recent serious illness at the hospital.
I wish to express special thanks to all the kind blood donors and
other friends who so willingly and readily rallied to my assistance and
thus contributed so much to my eventual and speedy recovery. ;
SAgain many thanks.

Domifiica Wins
Gonsales Cup
(Cont from page 5)
President Gabriel Gonsalves
whose wife had presented the
trophy. Mrs Elaine Pringle,
elegant in a modern claret,
silk dress wi-h jet-black beads
to match her hair, received
the cup and scored her second
triumph for October the
first being the opening of the
new Infant Jesus Home, of
which she is Matron.
Guests drove through
rough sea under Tarreau cliffs
(nearing Hillsborough) to
reach the dinner, and ten of
the twenty/four invitees were
absent. It was nevertheless
a delightful occasion, attended
by Mrs. Pat Gonsalves, Mr.
John Bully, Mr. and Mrs.
Stafford 'Shillingford, Mr.
Eussief Nassief, Mr. and Mrs.
John Davis, Mr. & Mrs.
Robert Allfrey, and members
of the insurance and business
community. Mr. Anthony
Joseph acted as chairman of
the afterdinner speeches, and
Mr. John Bully, in an excel-
lent feature reply, congratu/
lhted the Company on being
a truly West Indian Insu-
rance firm which had done
away with discriminatory
practises against West In-
dians, who were at one time
considered "bad risks" and
made to pay higher pre/
miums than Canadians.
Mr. Bully said "CALICO"
was the fastest growing Life
Insurance Co. in the world
in its five years of
existence with a start of
.co,ooo capital the Com,
pany was now able to write
up policies for 180,000
individual coverage. In five
months half a million insu-
rance had been sold in the
U. K. Citing "CALICO"
as an example of how we
can help ourselves, Mr.
Bully (still a confirmed fe-
deralist) said he expected the
West Indian Islands, large
and small, to come together
again during his lifetime, and
that the links binding them
would be largely economic.

Dominica Evangelist

An Evangelist Mis-
sion Campaign of the
above Mission is now
being held at Bath
Road (Dumas Build-
ing). The general
public is invited.



Solemn Mass 5.00 a m.
Holy Communion 7.30 a.m.
Morning prayer and Sermon 9.30 a.m.
Children's service 4.00 p.m.
Evening prayer (said) 7.15 p.m.
Cantata 8.00 p.m.






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FRESH as a breeze
with the fragrance of
Limacol, your favour-
ite toilet lotion.

I I ill ill I

COOL and soothing to your
skin. Protects against pers-
piration. Gives you confi-
dence on the hottest day.
FINE as face powder. Clings
lovingly. Lightens the tone
of the skin. A member of
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Dominica Banana Growers Association

Banana Shipment of 25th Oct. 1963:

Total Exports 18th October

Exports Ist Jan. to i8th Oct., 1963
Total Exports to 25th Oct., 1963
Total Exports to 25th Oct., 1962






Save The Children Fund
(Cont. from page 4)
made by the Superintendent, the Matron and the Assistant
Matron. It is hoped that it will be very rare for a student
to fail whilst on probation as this is obviously a very
wasteful procedure.
Syllabus Of N irsery Nurses Course,
St. Vincent Centr:.
1, Care of Nursery and Equipment
Need for attractive surroundings, cleanliness, orderly,
ness. Methods of furnishing and decoration. Care of
playrooms, bathrooms, toilets, gardens etc. Cleanliness of
all equipment, feeding utensils etc.
2. Routine of Nursery
Study of the timetable, reasons for detailed arrange,
ments. How it can contribute to the feeling of orderliness
and security so necessary for the child. What opportuni/
ties it gives for freedom, play, mealtimes, and rest. Methods
of changing from one activity to another, i. e. from free
play to story, from mealtime to rest. Necessity of explain/
ing to children exactly what is going to happen. How to
cope with the nonconforming child. Span of interest at
various ages. Individual and group play. Participation
of adults, when to interfere, when to make suggestions.
How free is 'free play'.
3, Hygiene
Bathing and washing of young children. Care of hair,
teeth, and skin. Use of toilets. Dangers of dirt, risk of


infection, routine to avoid -.,
this. Elementary k no w
ledge of ho w infection
!spreads, recognition of comr
mon infectious conditions.
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intcstinal parasites. icrsonal
hygiene when handling num/
bers of children.
4. Health of the Young Chill,
Importance of good health
throughout childhood. Signs of good
health, signs of sub-normal condi-
tions. Deficiency diseases.
General factors in the study of
growth, stages of growth, teething,
sitting up, crawling, walking etc.
Development of abilities and skills.
Place of physical activity. Need for
adequate rest periods, spacing of
beds, quiet conditions, individual
requirements according to age. Rous-
ing mothers' interest in positive
health, use of height' and weight
measu ,ements.
5. Nutrition
'Ghat nutrition is about. Nutri-
tional requirements. Composition of
foods. Principle of infant feeding
from breast feeding onwards. Rea-
sons for high infants mortally in the
West Indies. After effects of poor
feeding in later life. Planning r.tus.
Amounts. Cooking and serving
meals, attractive presentation. Diges/
tion and absorption of food. Appe-
tite. Likes and dislikes.
Cont. rn page 7



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Nutrition continued
Value of foods. Use of local
foods Overcoming food prejudices,
Nutritional diseases, recapitulation
Teaching mothers food values,
6 Mental Health
Importatlc. of the mother in the
first months of life, and later of the
family unit. Need for the continuing
care of the mother or one specific
mother substitute in the life of the
child under five. Effects of depriva,
tion of mother on mental health.
Signs of mental ill-health, signs of
instability or uneven development.
Likely e lotional defects and charac-
ter defects after deprivation.
Normal growth of mental
capacity, beginning of aware,
ness. The nature of intelli-
gence, effects of environment.
The role of adults outside
the family and particularly in
the nursery setting, discipline
and encouragement, routine
and freedom.
Significance and measure,
ment of character develop,
ment. Growth of personality
patterns. The attitude of
nursery staff towards the
-child and t he mother.
Treatment of the child as an
individual though a member
of a large community.

7. Creative Play Activity.
Importance of play in the
mental and physical growth
of the child. Understanding
the child's attitude towards
play. Imaginative pla y.
Development of cret i o n
expression. Provis i o n of

opportunity for play at differ,
ent stages, beginning with
simple blocks and boxes,
pushing and pulling toys,
climbing apparatus, sand and
water play. Proceeding to
more complica ed toys, tins
with tops and lids, balls,
digging, scissors, paste, clay
etc. Introduction of draw'
ing and painting. Use of
story, poetry, drama and the
development of language.
Music; enjoyment of rhythm,
melody, singing and dancing.
Study of the dynamics of

8. Physical Health (Detailed
Recognition of symptoms
of illness, treatment of minor
symptoms. Incubation pe/
riods in infectious diseases.
Skin disease. Their relation
to cleanliness and nutrition.
Disease d ue to parasites.
First aid treatment, recogni,
tion of major injury. Study
of Public Health Services
available. Vaccination, im/
9. ll students will un,
dertake child studies during
the course. They will
observe and record how
much a child can achieve for
himself at various stages dur/
ing, washing, dressing, meal,
times, etc. They will assess
his general physical condition,
the stage he has reached in
the growth of self confidence,



Save The Children Fund
Cont, from page 9

jndependeace, co-operation combinal
with adults and with other should b
children. They will note his The
facility in the use of toys, section w
amount of self expression ing of nu
shown, use of language,
success in controlling expres- People'
sion of emotion etc. They
will note the nature of social VerSe
responses and the develop, 'alif
ment of socially acceptable
bthaviour. They will be Dear Sir
helped to realize the signifi-
cance of such studies and Fo: your let
how experts have used them
to influence child c a r e
methods throughout t he The
world. God
Such studies together with On
the day/to/day work amongst The
children should make the And
work covered in the syllabus God
a living reality. During the Refr
course of the year they will Please te
inevitably see every type of letters from
behaviour mentioned and return diff
tives for a)
with their new knowledge Dominical
will know how to recognize like to hear
that which is appropriate to own interest
the, age and general develop, stamps and
ment of the child and to deal Yot
with it accordingly.
Towards the end of the
course students will be given
some lectures on the way in
which they can communicate St. Al
the knowledge they have .t'
gained to small groups of Fe
parents as some may be able Dear Edito
to take up this type of work. Our Pat
They will learn how to Festival on
decide WHAT they are ber 3rd, ln
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going to teach, WHY this Your c
needs to be taught, HOW it Festival is
can be taught, how to judge helped us
WHEN it should be taught greatsucces:
and WHICH method or peal to you
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methods the Gcodwill Presbytery or delivered
to autborised Commcitee-mim-
in this bers will be gratefully accepted and
S tishighly appreciated.
the teach/ Accept our sincere thanks and
best wishes.
Yours sincerely
p. 7 Parish Priest for Fesa::l Committee

London Club Wel-
comes New W.I
ofn y veises Students
A cotkrail pirty was held last
week (Oct. 21) at the West Indian
Students Centre, Kensington,
down; Loudon, for about 200 West Indian
ce students who have just beuun their
studies in London.
The new students were introduced
uds to member: of th' board of govern-
cll. ors. Later in the evening the frpsh,
y you rmen joined otier students and enjoy-
ed themselves dancing.
ers that I like
tors and will DTU Auditors
commemora, ep
stamps from Report
dies. I would In order not to split it in half due
About their to space pressures. we shall publish
york hard on the Auditors Report as requested by
Dominica Trade Union in our next
hip, issue.
tr Station
cles 5, Calif. COUG HS& VVLi

us HUD YouR F
n its annual REST
lay, Novem-
Alphonsus' When such fast relief comes with the first
the parish. sip of JACK & JILL COUGH SYRUP, the kid-
dies' very own remedy. It tastes so good,
to last years they lick the spoon. Clears up those pesky
mbered and coughs so fast that it Is cherished by de-
voted Mothers in every Province. Contains
hat Festival a that all-important Vitamin C that kiddies
nce mere ar need more of in feverish conditions.
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SATUR ) ".Y. NOVEM3ER 2. 1963

Labourites Talk
(Cont. fom page 10)

man must get his share, black
or white."
"Minister Of Crazy People"
"Papers are terrible places,"
said Mr. Stevens, in preamble
to describing the HERALD
as an evil paper. He spoke
of sending people away from
Dominica, and threatened
"We shall send away people
who do not behave them'
selves, people who have no
principle and people who
because of the colour of their
skin, think they can do as
they please." He spoke of
the\ superior education now
being given to Nurses, of the
importance of latrines, of the
Public Health appointment
of Dr. Shillingford, and
incidentally said he was
"Minisaer of several things,
including crazy people."
In a more reasonable tone,
Ag. Chief Minister Ducreay
opened his speech thus "It is
some time now that I have
-rA6t come to you," going on
to describe steps taken by
Government since Hurricane
Edithincuding the sending
out of assessment teams to re/
view crop damage. "Seventy-
five percent of our revenue",
said the Minister, "comes
from bananas, and eighty
percent of our bananas were
destroyed". He cited the
case of Mr. Carlie Armour
who lost a great deal and
was uninsured for the total
damage of his four million
bananas, citrus and cocoa.
Road To Wotton Waven
The Minister then gave
his audience the same states,
tics on rehabilitation measures
which have previously been
publicised in press and on
radio. Hinting that it was
unwise to put all eggs in one
basket (bananas), he said
"We citizens must learn to
feed ourselves". Mr.
Ducreay then spoke of the

27,000 to be made avail,
able by the British Govern,
ment for a livestock and
pasturage scheme, and of the
fishing industry. He point/
ed out that Government had
sold quite a lot of crown
lands to people along main
arterial roads, mentioned the
Hotel at Wotton Waven and
that a "fairly good" roan was
now open to that desirable
spot; said "Government has
given Bruce Robinson
pioneer status" and stated
that the United Nations was
still interested in the establish,
ment of an oils and fats
factory here.
"Buy local and get things
done at home", was the
Minister's next slogan, and
he cited Trinidad and Bar,
bados as examples. Saying
that he sometimes heard pec'
pie declare "things are bad",
the Minister said "Merchants
have contributed to the bad
state of things. They import
too much tiom abroad...
In the end, who will buy '
Priority For Dominioans
In the terminal part of his
address, Mr. Ducreay said
that competent Dominicans
must be given priority in
matters of employment. Re,
ferring to the appointment of
an Agricultural Superintend,
entfrom abroad while there
was talent in the territory, the
Minister described the Public
Service Commission's and
Administrator's role in the
selection process, saying it
was unsatisfactory and that in
matters of employment "un/
less there is the right person
at the top, the Government
has no say. We just get
these second-rate fellows from
Applause following these
speeches was thin.



Scholarships For
West Ii ias

Port/of/Spain, October 22
-The United States Gov,
ernment is inviting applica/
tions from citizens of Barba/
dos, the Leeward and Wind,
ward Islands for a small
number of oneyear scholar,
ships to study at institutions
of higher learning in the
United States for the acade,
mic year beginning Septem,
her 1964.
The scholarships are in
two categories-full grants
covering all expenses and
p ar tial scholarships a n d
fellowships-and students in,
terestcd in applying for a
scholarship are requested to
write to the Cultural Affairs
Officer, American Embassy,
2b Marli Street, Port,-of
Spain, Trinidad, not later
than November 15, 1963.
United States Government

grants covering all expenses
(international round-trip; tra/
vel within the United States;
tuition; fees; book allowance
and maintenance) will be
awarded successful applicants
holding degrees of Bachelor
of Arts or Bachelor of
Science from accredited uni,
versities outside the United
States and who are not yet
35 years old.
Partial scholarships and
fellowships will be awarded
successful applicant; who
have Bachelor of Arts or
Science degrees as well as
secondary school graduates
possessing a Higher School
certificate or a General Cer/
tificate of Education (th:ec
passes at o:d.'nary level and
two at advance level) and
who are not over 25 years
These scholarships and
fellowships can vary from
partial tuition to full tuition,

fees, room and board. They
rarely include books and in,
cidental expenses and appli,
cants for these scholarships
and fellowships are expected
to have sufficient personal
funds to pay for international
roundtrip travel as well as
U.S. 500o (8850 BWI) to
cover incidental expenses.

President Kennedy recently defen-
ded his attempts to improve relations
with Russia as the only alternative to
nuclear war which could kill three
hundred million people in one hour's
nuclear exchange. This was the first
important foreign policy statement
by Mr. Kennedy since last spring .
He said the US would still keep on
guard because ''we still live n the
shadow of war". cP.



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Children's (Factual Test) Corner
Dear Boys and Girls,- Sometime ago I overheard
some teenagers giving the reasons why they would not join
a certain club: 'the members talk too much', said they.
This sums up what is wrong with us in Dominica -- we
do so much talking "-peechifying" as some cf my little
friends woull say. I, too, feel guilty in this, that I contri,
bute my share of only "talking" to you in these weekly
letters. That is the reason why I have decided to try to
encourage you to do.
There is much that is wrong here not done the
same way as in other places. We hear everyone complain,
ing, yet conditions remain the same. Some of us do abso-
lutely nothing to help correct the situation. This is an
effort to help you awaken tc the fact that you can do, even
one.little thing (no matter how small), to help correct some,
Some years ago, a little boy went home and refused to
go to bed that night unless his parents opened at one
window in the room where they slept. He had learnt at
school that day the harm done by sleeping in an over/
crowded house with every shutter closed. He ACTED, he
did something to corrected an evil even in his small way.
Some of our young people go abroad: then they see
the difference between our way of living and other people's
way of living. When they return do they "do" one little
thing to help correct the situation?
Everyone speaks of the poor sratd of sanitation in the
town. Everyone gets a share of blame for this or that.
Here's one way young people can help. You boys and
girls can help to keep the town clean. How; If everyone
keeps his surroundings clean, the town would be clean.
Sometime ago, the Jaycees helped by providing properly covered
bins for rubbish. See that the bins are used and kept covered for flies.
See also that when you sweep, if your home is near a street, that the side-
walk adjoining your house-is k;:pt clean. It is much easier to keep one's
surroundings clean in the country than in the town, Yet, in spite of all
the hygiene taught in schools and otherwise, we still find people acting
-as if they lived a hundred years ago.
If conditions are to b: corrected, the action must come from you,
girls and boys. You shall make a start see that a proper toilet is pro,
vided in your home: see too, that it is fly-proof.
Last year whist an intelligent tourist was admiring our beautiful
mountains and questioning me aoout our island. I noticed his gaze kept
returning to one particular spot, When he left me, I turned iound to find
out what had attracted his attention-Horror of Horrors! Guess what.
Some one had used thespotas a oilet. You can imagine what he will
report about us when he returns home.
Now, these conditions cannot be corrected by one person. Each of us
mustdo his bit. If an epidemic should break out here, the lives of every-
one of us would be in danger whether we lived at Marigot or the Morne
or in Lagon,
Our watchword from now on must be "Action".
Cherio till next week. Love from Auntie Fran.

i. Name one thing you to help keep ycur
town or village clean?-------- --
2. A proper toilet should be -- ---- proof.
3. When too many people sleep in one room this is
termed ------------
NAME ---------
SCHOOL - - - --



Sonny Ramadin For County
The Trinidad and West Indies
spin bowler Sonny Ramadin will
play for Lancashire in the English
County Championship ne4t season,
It wasannounced on Monday that
M.C.C. had approved of his regis'
traction for the county.

In 1958, an attempt was made
to get Ramadin registreed for Kent,
but M.C.C. declared that he had
not resided in England long enough
to qualify for the county. Ramadin
has lived in England from 1958
to the present time, with the except,
ion offivre months, when he was in
Auitraliawith the rTest Indies team
in 196061.,

In Australia, an inter-stare match
b tween Queensland and New
Sc-uth Wales ended on Tuesday in
a tame draw. The match will be
remembered for the glut of runs it
produced. Batting first, Queensland
ammassed 613 runs wbth Peter Burge
scoring a best ever 282.
New South Walhs replied with
661, of which Bobby Simpson scor-
ed 359, also his highest score
ever. Queensland scored 27 for I in
their 2nd innings to make a grand
total Lf 3o01 runs scored in the
match. This was only the third time
that two teams have scored more
than ooo runs each in the ist
innings of a match.


Windsor Park Unfit For Play
Football fans were disappointed
on Sunday when they arrived at the
park and saw that there was going
to be no play. The match. on
Saturday had already been called off
because Thunderbirds failed to put
in an appearance, They all wondered
wha: was the reason for the disa-
poiatmenr; but there was no one
present who could give an explana-
tron. It was later rumoured that the
captain of Combermere decided that
the ground was unfit for play.

Thunderbirds Never Came
I have been told that Thunder-
birds will forfeit the points for not
having turned out for their match
with D.G.s. on Saturday, but that
the Combermere-Empire match
will be played at a later stage.
Thunderbirds broke the law and
have been punished. Why should
Combermere get away with it?
There is no law which authorises
a captain to declare grounds unfit.
This is the privilege of the refor-e
alone; but I understand that the ref-

Jefferson Charles
(Continued from page 7)
As solutions to the problems the
Speaker enumerated the following
to the eighty Y. C, W. (boys &
girls) present.
Take full stroke of yourself-
assess your capabilities, your
merits as well as your faults.
0 Ask yourself "Quo Vadis"-
Where are you heading? To-
wards your goal or away from it!
0 Be honest with yourselves.
o You are already members of a
profitable youth institution the
Y.C.W.: make the most of it,
the opportunities it affords, not
only its socials and recreation,
but its training for good citi,
Have faith in prayer, in your-
selves and in what you believe
and know to be right your
Above all don't despair. Con-
structive organisation of your
time, proper utilisation of your
energy, careful handling of
whatever money you earn are
important ingredients in the
recipe of success.
A full minute of thunderous
applause followed Mr. Charles'

eree was "infori, that the match
was postponed before he had time to
inspect the grounds.

Astaphan's October
Winner of Astaphan's October
Draw of $I,ooo in prizes was
Behlina St. Jean of Boetica. The
draw was made by the Hon. Ag.
C.M. NA.N. Ducreay, on
Thur-day right.

Classified Advt.
750 x 20
700 x 20
750 x 16
650 x 16
600 x 16
640 x 13
Very attractive prices
& CO. LTD.
Corner Queen Mary &
King Geo. V Street
July 27-
Wholesale Department
Dry Cloves at $1.00 Per tb,
NoV. 2 -Dec. 7


Nov. 2--9

Day 1965

It is notified for general informa-
tion that the Ceremeny at the War
Memorial in connection with Rem-
embrance Day, 1963, will commence
at 8.25 a.m. insteadd of r-I,55 a. m.
as in the past) on Remembrance Day,
Ioth. November, I;63.


(1) Owners of Land and
Houses in Roseau are here-
by notified that the 31st
of October, that is Thurs-
day, was the last day for
paying taxes without the
inclusion of Sur Tax.
Property owners were
therefore urged to do their
utmost to pay their taxes
on or before this date,
(2) All persons whose pro-
perties are connected to
Mhe Water and Sewverage
systems and who are still
in arrears for the period
ended 30th June, 1963, are
urged to pay their rates
Failure to fulfil ths-
obligation will result in the
inevitable disconnection of
such supplies withoutiu-
ther notice.
Town Clerk
Office of the Roseau Town Council.
28th October, 1963.
Nov. 2


Growers selling bananas at Portsmouth and Salisbury
lReception Stations and Colihaut and Batalie Coastal Buy-i
ing Stations are notified that until further notice a fort-)
Snightly cutting notice will be issued for these Stationsi
as from the week commencing 4th November, 1963.
S To enable those growers to adjust to the standard!
tthree-quarters grade now required exclusively by the)
]Company, fruit of seven-eighths grade will also
Sbe accepted for the first fortnightly recept-
1ion only.
( Thereafter, it should be carefully noted,)
Ithe only acceptable grade will be three-)
The Company have been reluctantly forced to
change over to a fortnightly reception owing to shipping
Difficulties created by the effects of the hurricane, and
they have assured the Board of Management that they
will revert to a weekly reception as soon as production
increases sufficiently.
General Manager
"' Dominica Banana Growers Association
30th October, 1963.
I Nov. 2
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