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. Finest Peope The Richet 5oso
(For the Genera Welfic oF the ferp'e of Domni ia, the f.urtI r di -a ement of he West Indies and the Caribbean Area as a whole)


Federation Topic At Opening
Workers Union, representing the ICFTU, said at last
Sunday's Aquatic Club opening of the C.C.L. Seminar
for Eastern Caribbean students that the course was a chal,
lenge to combat ignorance, and more than a mere get,
together in a beautiful island.

A silveryhair. d lady from
Montserrat (Mrs.Eil:-ea Pe tri,
Union Sec.) and a slender
gentle girl from St. Vincent,
-as well as Martinique d-le,
gate Monsieur M. Raymond
of the C.G.T. emphasised
variety of age, type and vie av
point among the students,
wbo hailed also from Anti'
gua, Grenada, St. Lucia, and
-of course- Dominica.
On Wednesday Mr. Os,
nmond Dyce, Gen. Sec. of the
Caribbean Congress of La,
:bour, flew in to deliver a talk
on the Hi'4ryi Strgrtijrir' A
Functions of C.C.L.
Motivating spirit of the
Seminar is Mr. B. Brentnol
Blackman (C, C. L. Educa-
tor -- Asst. Sec.), who spoke
effectively at the opening;
praising the panel of lecturers
as "a strong faculty which
would be a credit to any
University." His Honour
the Administrator, the Hon.
Chief Minister, Hen. Mr.
Stevens, Mr. George Walter
df Antigua and the President
,-and Gen. Secretary of D. T.
t. also deLvered addresses of
variable content with an
intermittent. t federal trend.
The Seminar continues until
n e x t Wednesday evening.

Religious News
Rev. Win, Armstrong. Sec.
British and Foreign Bible Society,
will speak at a showing of the Film
"Conerstone of a Nation" at Wes-
ley High School, 8 p.m an Tues.
May 5. He will hold a meeting
in Marigot on Weds. 6th May.
Rev. Fr. Albert, Dean of the
Roman Catholic Cathedral, ad-
dressed an intent meeting at
Anglican Imray Memorial School
room last Wednesday evening.
Rev. Roberts, Supt., had spoken to
a full audience on Methodism the
previous night.
Rev R. Telemaque has arrived to
visit his homeland Dominica, with
his (St. Martins) w i fe and
will preach in Roscau Methodist
Church tomorrow.

KINGSTON, Jamlica, April 24, CP:
One of three copper prospectors who
were lost in the thickly wooded Blue
Mountains for eight days died from
hunger and exhaustion shortly after
being rescued on Thursday last week.
The men, working for a Canadian
mining firm, said that they tan out of
food a week before.


F. H. Reynolds Area
Telephone Engineer of Cable
and Wireless, who recently
installed an automatic Tele,
phone system in British Hon-
duras le ft Dominica on
Thursday a ft e r spending
approximately tree weeks
on 'survey requirements re-
garding the installation of a
modern telephone system for

wife and tv
vere also hei

Trinidad's Premier Ab

East Africa:n Newspapers
Returning home after an extensive Tout o
European countries is Hon. Dr. Eric Willi
at a reception in Kenya. With him i
Simmance M.A.
Dr. Williams' request for a substantial lox
and Tob'ago on modeerate terms is still b
by the British Government.

Alliance Fran-
caise Courses
Cercle Francais Meeting
Dominican students inte,
rested in taking up special
correspondence courses offered
by the Alliance Francaise of
Paris are invited to attend the
monthly meeting of the Cercle
Francais on Tuesday May 5
at 5.30 p.m. to obtain de,
tails at the home of Mrs. R.
Issa (King George V St.,
above Edwards Hardware).
(All Interested Welcome).

AT the Dominica banana Growers Association meeting
last Monday, the Chairman (Mr. Stifford Shillingford)
stressed that greater efficiency was needed in growing and
that if Imperial Preference to U.K. market goes, the price to
banana growers must be economic at three cents per lb.,
rather than the present minimum economic price of 4.2
cen.s. The quality of fruit he raid, must improve.
Mr. Shillingford deplored
statements made by St. Lucia COURT BRIEFS

Mr. Reynopd3 delegates inferring that St.
wo young sons Lucia had recently held out
re. to obtain excellent terms. in
her new contract with Geest
road Industries, stating that the
main principles 9f the contract
had been laid down in
JulyAugust Windward
Islands delegate meeting with
Geests in London last year.
_The Windward Islahds
Banana Association Manager
D. A. Perryman expla-ned
that macy growers had not
obtained hurricane relief re-
habilitation money and ferti,
liser because of (quoting from
the annual report) "A wide,
spread practice of selling in
other persons' names to evade
payment of income tag and
failure of buyers to keep pro,
pet records". The Report
states that out of 2o,ooo
names on the records for
of African and Dominica, only about 6,ooo
iarms, here seen were registered growers. The
s Mrs. Phina Board (re-elected for the
year ending April 30, 1965)
in for Trinidad w a s D. A. Durban, R.
being considered Stainley Fadell, C.J. Ferreira,
Egbert Green, Stafford Shil,
lingford and newly-elected
S Ezekiel F. Roberts.

Says M.P.
THERE was a sharp scene in the
British House of Commons
this week when Mr. Donald Chap-
man M.P. exclaimed "this is mons-
trous!" when the Colonial Secretary,
Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, announced
that St. Vincent's Administrator
would not promote an early general
election in that island,
Mr. Chapman asked whether the
Minister was expecting Chief Minis-
ter Joshua to agree to such an election,
the said C. M.'s wife Mrs.Ivy Joshua
having been involved in certain
P. W. D. irregularities.

BISHOP Boghaert returned here last
Saturday from St Kitts MILTON
Margai, P. M. of Sierra Leone died,
his brother Albert Margai succeeds
him NICHOLAS Pollard of CLASC
cannot come for TCCWU seminar *
CELIA John-Philip Crelit Union
accountant gets Merit Grade for Bus-
iness Studies AIME Cisaire left
Martinique to perform duties in Paris
as Deputy Princess Irina of Belgi-
um married in Rome Tuesday in ab,
sence of parents to Bourbon-Parma
heir WEBSTER Severin proud fat-
her of baby girl this week PHILIP
Boyd Dominican WHO Doctor
held conference at P.M.H. last week.

Two years imprisonment
was the sentence o6n'h obert,
son Edwards (rg), 'Wi
caused grievous-.bodily harm
to Madison Augist (I8) in
Roseau by fracturing his fore,
arm with a brick* -Accused
of stealing tools from H. M. -
Prison while inr:arcerated,
Felton Vidal received three
years hard 1boeurF XAiix,
entering and stealing sums of
money cos t four separate
accused Leonard Andre,
(12 months), 'EardleyPhillit
(18 months hard labour),
Joseph Oscar (five years) re,
duced by 6 months spent in
prison on remand; and
Adam Wiltshire of'-Port3
mouth (18 months) imprison,
ment Rudolph Xavier 'got
three years for stealing a truck
tyre Raleigh Antoine (17)
charged with carnal know,
ledge of a girl under 14, was
put on 3 years probation afier
a mitigation pleaA costs $100
* Maurice Waldron (17)
facing a manslaughter charge
after the death of his frieiad
Foster Leblanc in a car crash
near Portsmouth, was found
not guilty by Judge arid Jury
after Counsel Jenner Armour
a n d Crown Prosecutor
Dupigny had a legal duel on
law and fact.

I HE U. S. State Department is
investigating reports that a British firm
is contemplating selling cranes with
American-built engines to Commu-
nist Cuba.
If the reports are true, U. S. ex,
port controls would be invoked.




THE selection of Port-cf-Spain as the venue cf your Con-,
fere.nce, to be followed later this year by the: Meeting of
th- Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Jamaica,
represents a long overdue recognition of the role cf the
Caribbean in the Commonwealth.
In extending to you a warm welcome to Triaidad, I
take this opportunity of expressing my siaicere appreciation
of the courtesies extended to me on tmy recent tour of the
.Governmen;s of Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda,
Kenya, Tanganyika and the United Kingdom, and I am
certain that equal courtesy will be extended by the Govern,
ment of Canada when I arrive there tomorrow.
The Gen:va Conference, preceded by the London
meeting .of Commonwealth Trade Ministers, has afforded
us another welcome opportunity of Commonweaklh con-,
sultation whi:h will perhaps be-taken further at tbe Con,
ference of Commonwealth Prime Minister? in July.
The developing countries in particular will understand
our growing concern ovr' markets, our insistence that our
.historical associaticns should not lightly be discarded to our
disadvantage, our advocacy of the cause of small courtiies,
our protest against the discrimination to which the Carib-
bean is-exposed in matters of economic assistance.
I hope that your stay in Trinidad will give you some
insight ifito. Caribbean realities and will help you to under,
stand our emphasis on our right to equal treatment whether
in the Commonwealth or in the United Nations.
u_-efforts to integrate .a multiracial society, our
achi'yevpents in self-help, our partnership between Govern,
iment and the private sector, our expansion of the democra-'
tic structure and practices inherited from the Common,
Wealth, all these will, I hope, suggest that our role in the
Cominmonwealth and the world need not necessarily be
limited by our deficiency of land space or physical
I wish you a pleasant stay in Trinidad and all success
in your deliberations.

Windward Islands Banana Research Scheme

APPLICATIONS are invited for the post of agronomist.
Duties, to begin. as soon as possible, will be the fided stvdy
of the banana plant and is cultivation in the Windward
Islands. The successful applicant will be responsible for
the scheme's Experimental Farm in St. Lucia which will
be the home base, but regular travelling to the other islands
of the group will also be required,
Qualifications are a degree (or equivalent) in agrncul,
ture or science with postgraduate experience of field ex,
perimentation. Previous experience of bananas preferable
b-it not es-ential. Interest in land cultivation or irrigation
useful. Highly developed sense of responsibility essential.
The appointment will be on contractgratuity terms
for three years in the firsz instance (but secondment con-
sidered). Initial salary in the range 01,400 to 2,000
according to qualifications and experience. Children's
allowance x50o per annum for first, 100 for second, ,50
for third (maximum). House not provided but assistance
given if rental above io% of salary. Passages on appoint,
ment and termination, up to maximum of five adult.
Applications with the names of two referees 'in the
first instance to the Officer-in-Charge, Windward Islands
Banana Research Scheme, P. 0. Box 195, Castries, St.
Lucia, W. I. from whom further particulars may be
May' 2

STATEMENT I The facts we have so far
are that Robimon in an arti-
Your news capton- cle in the Poultty Tribune
ed Robinson Agitatian con' says "You can't ,rust a Dom.,
tr-ins the remark that "The ncan." Mr. Robinson
agiation was -.aid to have d.ndes that thL3 was meant to
b e D. U. P. P.- in be an article and in any case
spired." thesc words were qtulified.
I wish to poirt out that The Editor (< f he Tribu2e is
this alleaton is entirely made wo appear to have taken
untrue. The D. U. P. P. excessive and unwarranted
have not considered the mat- licence with Mr. Robinson's
rer as a g:oup or in execu private letter.

tive .ana nave mtherefore not
yet made any announcements.
The individuals carrying
placatrds are not, repeat nut,
members of the D. U. P P.
nor were they in th- employ
or under the direction of the

Before this ma't'r can be
usefully discussed by us it
would have to be placed
be ore cur Excutive with the
supporting evidence available
which should include satis-

D. U. P, P. factoryy proof that Mr. Robin,

"Wa pr ach Christ and Him Crucified" ,





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Wa b lor further Information.


H., WELLS: "Jesus is too great for our small m
NAPOLEON: "I see mn Jesus more than a man"
GANDHI: "Jesus is the world's greatest teach
LORD BYRON: "If ever man was God or Gcd was n
Jesus Christ was both

PILATE: "I find no fault in Him"
EXECUTIONER: "This was a righteous man"
JUDAS: "I have betrayed innocent blood"
John the Baptist : "Behold the Lamb of God !"
PETER: "Thou art the Christ the Son oi the Living
His Father: "Thou art My beloved Son".
"What think ye of ChristP"

minds '







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son did not in fact write th.

MI message from the Rt. Hon.
Dr. Eric Williams, Prime Minister
of Trinidad & Tobago, to the Con-
ference of Commonwealth Cham-
bers of Commerce, which opened
at the Trinidad Hilton Hotel on
20th April, 1964,


derogatory words appearin-;
under his ;'arie. In the
absence of such proof what
conclusion sh u d be drawn
to usQ.

The Fort Young
Statutory Meeting Of
Hotel Company
The Domini,-a Govrn-
me.t was represented by the
Hon. R. P. St. Luce at the
Statutory Genural Meet,
Jng of the Fort Young Hotel
Company Ltd. which tcok
place at the Imray School,
room at 4.30 p.m. on April
21St. 1964.
The Chairman, Mr. L.
0. Green, welcomed the
Hon. Minister and the very
l:rge number of, shareholders
who were present, and read
the Director's Report. This
outlined, the arrangements
made for the building of the
Hotel and the landscaping
of grounds, and said. that
a swimming pool was to 'be
built in the courtyard of the
Fort. The Report ,stressed
that the Directors are trying,
as. far as possible,, to ,make
the Hotel a localf' one but
that someof the key members
of the staff would probably
have to come fiom abroad.
It v..s lelt, however, thai the
Hotel should have a Dom,
inican Manager, and in this
connection hid secured 'the
services of Mr. Roy Royers,
who will go to Trinidad for
a period of training. Mr.
Green paid tribute to the
Trinidad and Tc bago Indus-
utial D..velopment Corppor:-
tCon who, in conjunction
with the local Governmitntj
are arranging this training
and who are sending one, of
their staff to Dom'nica in
October to assist in training
the Hotel personnel. T.he
Directors feel strongly that, -
while the Hotel will prove a
great attraction far tourists, it
is basically a commercial
Hotel, and that the iates must
be kept low enough to encou,
rage West Indian visitors all
the year round. Finally, the
Chairman expressed t h e
Board's pleasure at the fact
that I,(e49 Preference and
2,202 Ordinary Shages have
been sold, and pointed out
that there are some of both
types still available,
(Cont. on page io)



SSunday should be s.nt out to Suveillani e of
members of the Comm.inwealth on 'Sr v16ac I

Commonwealth Day. biu should
particularly include a m.s age to

After very careful consideration, The Comittee of Common-
the Committee of Commonwtalth wealth Youth Sundy, on their part,
Youth Sunday has decided to re, agreed that any finds in their posses-,
commend to Her Majesty the ion left after tbe winding upof
Queen that 1964 shall be the last Commonwealth Youth Sunday and
occasion on which Commonwealth the issuing of the final Annual Re-.
Youth Sunday. as such, will be port, should be given to The Joint
officially observed, The story that Commonwealth Societies' Council
lies behind the reaching of this deci- to assist them in furthering the aims
sion is as follows:- of Commonwealth Youth Sunday
Opinion had. been received from as outlined above.
various sources, both at home and t is the intention of the Commit-
abrod, that the original conception tee to publish a final Annual Report
of Commonwealth Youth Sunday this .year, and all concerned are
required rethinking. A working asked, therefore, to let us have an
Party was accordingly set up to de, account of the'r observances as usual,
cide whether a change of policy was but on this occasion by the end of
necessary. This working Party June,
analysed the success achieved by Itis hoped that in those areas
Commonwealth Youth Sunday in where C.mmonwealth Youth Sun-
recent years, particularly in the Unit- day has been a feature for so many
ed Kingdom, and the following years, Services will continue to be
points emerged: held on Commonwealth Day, cr on
(a) There seems to have been a the neares, Sunday.
declined n the observances in the (Via The St. Kitts Democrat)
United. Kingdom during the last.
ten year; the overall picture is an -
uneven one, with a few traditionally s ow Suppo t
(b) The present tendency of the CarStro
observarices ito be accompanied by
parades discourages organizations, ,, .. A
other tha .. uifotmea ones, froi Moscow, April 24 CP: Govern-
taking part, and the participation of ment Newspaper zuvestia.said today
young- people over 4 years of age hat the Soviet.Union will side with.
is very small, except at Westminister Cb the controversy about Unitd
Abbey. : States reconnaance. flights leads to
(c) The adoption of republican "-treacherous attack on Cuba. It
Sconstitutions amongst .iy members ~. that iltary flights. v Cuba are
-'of the Commonwealth seems to be violations, oftnh sovereign rights of an
leading to a decline in enthusiasm independent state, United Nations
r Crh 1 -uucn .undcay. 4 *- 4lrcogn
There are also other questions of standards of International Lw .
difficulty such as to whom The
Queen's Message should be address, l it-
(d) The Commonwealth contains
a great majority.of non-Christians.
The' service can, therefore be- Saturday
come-a'dividing rather than a unitf-
iog.factor- among young people of R ED C R O
the Commonwealth.
..The Working Party were anxious
to avoid the observance slowly de, T
lining and ceasing to be taken seri-
ously, and for this reason they felt THE SH
it better to take an incisive step,
while it was still held in repute. ,
For this rcasn, they recommended Sin e $1.50 -
to the committee that Common-,
wealth 'youth Sunday should be Apr. 25-May 2
discontinued after -the 1964observ- -
As has already been stated, the
Committee accepted this recommen- D R X
nation, but with regret.- D R X B

Future a
The question then arose as to how
the aims of Commonwealth Youth a
Sunday could be perpetuated in the !
future; as far as possible. After
negotiations and meetings with The
Joint Commonwealth Societies, [
Council. agreement has been re-ch-
ed whereby they have undertaken to
take steps to bring Youth to a great
er extent into the celebrations on
Commonwealth Day (24th May),
and to lay stress on the desirability
of a religious observance on Comrn
monwealth Day, not only in West-
minister'Abbey, but throughout the
United Kingdom and Common,
It was further decided that Her
Majesty be asked that in future the
Me"sage she had previously sent out
on behalf of Commonwcalth Youth P

Youth Sunday

The St. Paul Co-op, Credit Union
new office building at Massacre will
be offIolally opened on Sunday 3rd
May 1964 at 4.00,p.m. All mem-
bers an' well wishers are invited;
St Paul Coo0p. Credit ULnn
Apr. 18--


9th May




- Bar & Buffet



Queen And Prince

Britain's Prince Edward, ,eyes tightly shut, tstles ". Iis
mother's arms, as she-drives hatless and. wearing a ,ed ool
coat from Buckingham Paldce to Wind'oi, Castle. /


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Dominica Red Gross

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From 6.30 p.m. THURSDAY 7th MAY

Help The Red Cross To Help You
Apr. 25-May 2



Cuba to Continue
United States surveillance
of Cuba will continue in
order to determine if offensive
missiles are being shipped to
the island, says President
Any action on the part of
the Cubans to stop these re,
connaisance flights "would
be a very serious action," told
a news conference last week,
and the United Stptes "has
so informed them and inform,
ed their friends." -(USIS)

Progressive Move
T h e Roman C.thoic
Bishop of Alabama a n d
Noeth,West Florida issued a
pastoral letter last Sunday
announcing the desegrera'idn
of, Catholic schools in his


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SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1964 __-~


THE month of May has started with a
flourish' of trade union burgeoning
and a public holiday. It is fitting that
the seminar laid on by the Caribbean
Congress of Labour should be taking
place at this time. Lectures, processions,
admonitions and sport are the order of
May Day, and although we miss a certain
decorative pastoral gaiety the maypole,
the country dances in the open air, the
flowers on the brows of several May
Qpens, perhaps in future years the
Unionists will elect their own Queen
when their;ranks are much augmented...
a.jQuen- cen not only for her beauty
but for in4dsttyvnd integrity.
May is supposed to be a merry month,
-but we h$e started it in all seriousness.
One thing which was noteworthy at last
Sunday's opening-sessian of the C. C. L.
seminar (when the speeches were rather
interesting) was the constant emphasis on
Eedertion. The spirit of the old Federa-
fion was evra "fimes evoked, either for
lamentation or criticism. It is plain to us
that there are three forms of federation still
existent between the islands: the federation
of sport, (and particularly of cricket), the
federation of academics epitomised by the
University of the West Indies, and the
federation of trade unionism which goes
beyond small-island and even national
People are constantly saying that
federation should start from the grass roots.
Let us consider the exhortation now, when

People's Post
Corre por 'e' t.' are asked to submit their full names and acddressess as
a guarantee of good faith, but not necessarily for publication. Letters should
beas sho t as possible Controversial political letter's will not be pub
I1;hed anonymously. Views expressed in People's Post do not necessarily
reflect the policy of the Ed tor or the Proprietor
The High Cost orders to be burdened wi.h
comparatively ex c e s s iv
Of Living freight and handling charges.
In Dominica prices in all,
S'r, Please spare me a dir-ctions are rising high.
space in one of your columns Formerly I used to pay $1.40
to express my feeling about for a bus trip from Castle
the cost of living. Bruce to Roseau and back.
The important question Now I must pay $2.oc for
we at Castle Bruce (and peo* the round trip. For us poor
pie in other parts of the people this is rather hard and
island) want to know is: why we should like Government
are Dominica prices of goods to do something about this
in general far above those of problem. At present labour,
other islands. Is it because ers are being paid 6 shillings
the merchants do not co, and 7 shillings for their day's
operate sufficiently in getting work. If they do not earn
their goods .ordered in large enough, how are they to buy
bulk as is done in the other the goods from the shops and
islands-thus causing small and stores? If things are to

the grass has never been so high (due to
soaking rains). Most of the leaders of the
old federation were "grass roots" people
themselves. They did not just spring up
overnight, but pushed upwards over long
years of unsung toil to form that desirable
but destructible forest tree. Many of them
patiently stumped the country telling the
people about the obvious advantages of
federation. That they were listened to and
understood was evidenced by the votes
they received. But what has happened
since that cutting down or mowing down
of the original federation, not only by two
great scythes but by a variety of little cut,,
lasses ? No attempt has been made to re-
educate the people towards federation
today, to draw them into the inner circle of
"men and women in the know", to show
them how it is possible, to turn a failure
into a success. This is not only Domini,
can's complaint; similar pleas have been
raised in St. Lucia, St. Vincent 'and
Montserrat,-for example.

Let us have an even better grass-roots.
federation again, but let us make some sort
of effort right away to inform the working
man and woman, the grass-roots people,
.the participants in May Day celebrations,
the voters (registered or as yet unregistered)
that federation, like true trade unionism,
means sharing. 'And let us start by sharing
our "secrets" let the grass grow out in
the open and meet the sun, the air, the
rain and man's critical contemplation.

continue that way our econ,
omy shall nev er improve.
The merchants and shop-
keepers want to sell their
goods. We want ,o buy
from them. But with what
are we to do so if we are un-
employed, underemployed
or getting wages far below
the living standard? We
want economy that will bene,
fit the merchants, shop,keep.,
ers, clerks and the workers
If the goods remain long
on the shelves the merchants
will tell the clerks: "Sorry
things are slow, so we can
not increase your pay."
Man must eat bread by the
sweat of his brow. So it is
necessary for us to have
enough work to keep us
busily employed and also
enough pay to enable us to

SATURDAY, MAY 2, r1964

buy enough of the goods we
need for ourselves and our
V i... t f;i.r..l..

Provide School

WORRIED, Calibishie.

Pensioner's Plea

Dear Madam,
What is the Domini,'a
Government doing towards
assisting pensioners of Dort,
inic,- All the other islan is
h-ve revised their person
schemes, b u t Dominican
pensioners are in the valley of
forgotten men!

V. I. P. BoycottP
Dear -Yadam,-I heard a rumour
in town that H.-H. the Administra,
tor's wife told a certain store she will
not buy any more Sylvania eggs and
chicken. Is it right 'or a lady in her
position to put politics into house,
Yours Truly,
"Busy BEE", Roseau.
Housewives are entitled to boycett consul,
mer oods, but we cannot confirm that any
lady in an impartial official position. has
done whai our correspondent sFggests.-Ed


Benches For
Wesley, Please!

Dear Edito.,
Pleas- lend me space in
yoL.r colum,.., I would like to tell
the Governmeat about the school at
Westey. There are not enough ben-'
ch :s for cut children to sit on. When
ramn pours our children come home
soaking wet. It is a shame!
Some of the children who arc big
enough to go to, school cannot be
accepted because of no benches. The
children are anxicus to go to school
but there isn't a space. When the
children in are promoted, they
cannot go up; they have to stay down,
because of no benches, bome children
have to stand for the whole day.
A CITIZEN, Wesley Village.

Labour Supporter
The privilege of your valua-
ble columns would discharge my
heart of the malicious lecturess which
(Cont. on pa2n 7)


Dear Sir

Force; an
form; but
opened recent
me very ang
opened waste
the way fro
see a shove
Roseau a b
told at the t
the only avw
Box & Pi
choice and
got in the q
it was a pus
ing contest
managed to
line for a w
I was only
the emiranc
shower, tog
mendous. p
found myse
grab me;!
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Police are F
peace and
and order c
by dragging
in this way
that there w
tween Polio
if this sort


s5 iotnuiy, Dear Editor,
S CORNELIUS, Please allow me space in
stle Bruce your valuable column to
submit the following Hdllow
Treatment Government, Mot h e r s &
Fathers of Dominica, Let us
Realize what education is to
I appreciate the our children. I have been
of the Police thinking about education for
Ld respect every our children and I g.-t a
or woman in uni' dream w h i c h I earnestly
something hap' believed to be of benefit: for
tly which made our Government, our child,
gry. What hap. ren and ourselves. That is,
this, I came all why should not our present
m Calibishie to Government and we parents
v; I arrived in of Domminica put this into
it late and was consideration--some school
ticket office, that buses for the Countryi
ailable seats were With School buses$ in the
it, so I made a Country the Higher Schools
chose Pit; I then wili g e t m o re Children.
tueue, but found Because there are children
ihing and squeeze, in some Villages that- have
t. However, I good heads to, learn, and
ke.p myself ihn due to the boarding & lodg-'
hile But when ing in Roecan the mother
a few yards from can't afford it- thus has
.e, there .came. a that child to suffer.
ether with a tre, The main point is, you
push, 'and so I will find a parent gets a place
If completely out; in Roseau to put his o! her
SI 111, someone child, and that child may fall
(guess who!) a into good hands but some,
who failed to say times that child can fall into
bad hands tioo. itF the
agree that the country provides some school
provided to restore buses, the mothers & fathers
order, but peace will have no- doubt about
annot be restored their children. Because the
g human beings bus will take that child in
y. I am afraid, che Morning to go to school
ill be trouble be, and come back ?n the after,
e and Civilians, noon.
of thing doesn't Thanking you ever so
.. much.


Workers of the C a r i b,
We extend greeting to you
from the Free Democratic
Trade Union Movement of
the world.
Today the Trade Union
Movement celebrates with
joy and gratitude this day
marking t h e international
character of solidarity of the
working people. For us in
this part of the world, the
struggles have been intensive,
but we stand firmly even
though at times we seem to
be matched against forces so
strong as to appear to be
We have, however,, made
.outstanding progress in the
field of collective bargaining
and 'in organising into the
trade union movement sub"'
stantial .numbers of' workers
who in the past did not find
it possible to be members
of the growing -family of
organised workers. :Maily
new agreements have been
completed, gaining for our

peple substantial .enents in
wages, pensions, leave facili,
ties and securing other im-'
provements. Above all, the
trade union movement and
in spite of all obstacles has
made a sizeablk contribution
in' maintaining the freedom
and liberty of our people.
We have intensified our
education programfimes, and
it 'is gratifying to report that
a very high percentage of the
trade union movement cf the
area has: been able to organise
seminars and short courses for
,members CCL is happy
to have been able to spear-
`head this great educational
drive. .But our work would
be .nought were it not for the
Sustained assistance ofORIT-
ICFTU. which made it possi-
ble for us to establish our
education department.
On the bad side ot history,
we report to you today that
the Movement is engaged in
a lifeand/death struggle in
British Guiana a struggle
against the attempt of the
Government to control the
labour movement.
In Jamaica our affiliate is
locked in a grim struggle in
an insistence on the appliza,
tion of the principle that
workers should not be arbitra,
rily dismissed fiom their jobs.
We must bring to your

attend on alao, th e sneak
efforts of the CLASC to
subveit our democratic trade
urion structure and their
attempts at creating confusion
and disharmony at a time
when unity should be the
(Cont. on j.ij C)

The Boiling Lake
Of Dominica

By G. 2. Robsan
B.Sc., Ph. D.
Seismic Research Unit, U. W, I.
Dominicans may have been sur-
prised recently to learn that the
famous Boiling Lake had almost
dried up. Many may have won,
dered whether. this happening was
of any special importance. How-
ever, the records show that the Boil,
ing Lake has dried up several times
before, usually after a' long dry sea-
son and it has always reappeared.
The Boiling Lake, in its normal
condition, is *probably the largest
natural hot spring in the world. It
will surprise those who do not know
the mountains of Dominica that
although the island was Jirst settled
by the British in 1759and' wassur-
veyed in 1770 ,and ti87 te exis-
of the Boiling Lke' was n t discovW
ered until 1875 more than a
century after the island was first sett-
led by Europeans.
About the time of its discovery
the. lake temperature was reported to
be 91 degrees Cent'grade, though a
year later in 1876 its temperature had
fallen to 36 degrees. Five years after
the lake was discovered, an eruption,
or more properly a steam explosion,
cook place near the Boiling Lake.
On 4th January 188o at :r.oo
a rumbling sound was heard in
southern Dominica- and was repeat-
ed at intervals. Rain was threaten-
ing and it was then seen that a 6reat
black cloud had risen from the
Grande Soufriere and was coming
towards Roseau. At 11.03 a vio-
lent squall of wind passed ovwr the
town and at II,1o the rain turned
toa fail of mud and volcanic sand
with a strong sulphurous smell.
Fifteen minutes later the sky had
cleared. Later both the Roseau
and the Point Mulatre rivers came
down in floods of muddy water, the
Roseau river rising twelve feet above
the usual level.
The ash deposit was two feet
thick at the Gr'nde Soufiiere, a
quarter of an inch thick in Roseau
aLd it also fell on the deck of a
schooner at sea five miles west of
Roseau., But no ash fell at Pointe
Michel to the south, or Canefield to
the north. It was at first thought
tha" this steam explosion had origin,
ated from the Boiling Lake, but on
i2th January Dr. H. A. Nicholls
visited the Grand Soufriere and es,
tablished ihat the. explosion had oc-
cured from the old crater that is now
called the Valley of Desolation.
When Dr. Nicholls reached it, the



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ROSEAU 9.oo'a.m.
7.15 p.m.
LAYOU 11.30 a.m.
7.15 p.m.
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P-MOUTH Ir.oo a.m.
7.15 p.m.
HAMPSTEAD 9.00oo a.m.
MARIGOT 11.00oo a.m.
7.15 p.m.
WESLEY 9.00 a.m.
I' 7.15 p.m.
CLIFTON 11.oo a.m.
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valley was shrouded with steam Professor Sapper was told that in the Boiling Lake, now escapes over
conirg fro-m vents on the flooi so the dry season the '-ike sometimes a wider area and is not easily seen.
that the bottom could be seen only dried up for long periods and was Judging from past experience welmay
occasionally. For a considerable then refilled frov- below, and he was expect the Boiling Lake to reappear
distance around the 'crater the trees shown a series of phetognphs taken in the near future.
had been levelled by the explosion by :Ir. Bell, then the Administrator -- __
and were covered with a thick de, illustrating this.
posit of the grey ash. The Boiling No description of the Boiling Lake, JOhnson OpU ens
Lake itsdef remained unchanged by it seems, was published in 'the scien- rld's Fai'
th: explosion. tific literature between 1904 and 1955,. i Wo d-d s Fai
In r1o9 the Boiling Lake was vi, though a photograph taken about u ,.,
sited b an Englishman and two 96o hows the lake full aid steam' Forecasts World Peace
guides, presumably at a time when ing gently. In 953 I visited the
the lke was at a' low level,/since the lake with Dr. P. L. Wiilmore. We New Ycrk, April 23-
vikitcc and one of his guides lost tieir determined that the steam which keeps President Johnison, looking
lives after b-ing overcome by fumes the lake close to boiling print rises ino the world of tomorrow,
which had collected in the lake basin. up a deep Iracture running rom predicted yesterday the world
N'-SE, andthat at that time the r t r
Many eminent scientists visited the flow of heat into the lake was toughly is approaching the reality of
West Indies at the time of the great 14 million calories per 'second, which peace.
volcanic eruptions in St. Vincent and is enough heat to generate a few He made his forecast at
Martinique in r902 and some of them thousand kilowiatts of electrical power. the opening of the New
paid visits to the Grande Soufriere of When we saw the lake it was about York Wor's Fairof 1964-
Dominica. Professor Karl Sapper 'seventy yards in diameter and it was Y ork WoL s farof I964--
saw the Boiling Lake in Feb:uary steaming and bubbling vigorously, 65 a 646-acre interna,
1903. It was then about sixty yards but no water was being thrown above tional exposition cf science,
in diameter and water was being the surface of! the lake which had a industry, transportation, arts,
thrown six feet above the surface near temperature of 90 degrees Centigrade. religioh,and other endeavours.
the centre of the lake. Professor Sap, The lake his now dried up once Dedicated to "Peace Through
per determined the temperature as 88 more at the end of the dry season, Understandin the fa i
degrees Centigrade, but only after Perhaps the dry weather has cause Understanding, the fa
some difficulty, sinee the hot steam the level of the underground water to represents the products and
from the lake kept condensing on the fall for the time being so that the -cultures of 8o countries.
lenses of his spectacles. 'heat, which before escaped through ,, .(.USIS):

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A Famous Shn Story By GUY de MAiTPASSANT-
QHE was one of those pretty and charming young girls
V who sometimes are born, as if by a slip of fate, into a
family of clerks. Sht had no dowry, no expectations, no
way of being known, understood, loved, and wedded by
any rich and distinguished man; so she let herself be mar,
ried to a little clerk of the Ministry of Public Instruction.
She dressed plainly because she could not dress well,
but she was as unhappy as if she had really fallen from a
higher station; since with women there is neither caste nor
rank, fer beauty, grace and charm take the place of birth
and breeding. Natural ingenuity, instinct for what is ele-,
gant, a supple mind are their sole hierarchy, and often
make of women of the people the equals of the very greatest
Mathilde suffered ceaselessly. feeling herself born to
enjoy all delicacies and all luxuries. She was distressed at
the poverty of her dwelling, at the bareness of the walls, at
the shabby chairs, the ugliness of the curtains. All those
things, of which another woman of her rank would never
even have been conscious, tortured her and made her angry.
The sight of the little Breton peasant who did her humble
housework aroused in her despairing regrets and bewilder,
ing dreams. She thought of silent antechambers hung
with Oriental tapestry, illumined by tall bronze candelabra,
and of two great footmen in knee-breeches.' She thought
of long recegin balls hung with ancient 'silk, of the dainty
cabinets tzaoing priceless curiosities and of little coquet,
tish -perfumed reception rooms made f6r chatting at five
o'clock-with intimate friends, with men famous and sought
after, whom all women envy and whose attention they all
When shi sat down to dinner, before the round table
covered with a tablecloth (in use three days) opposite her
husband, who uncovered the soup-tureen and declared with
-b nghtea "Ah, the good soup I don't know any-
thing better than that", she thought of daifity dinners of
shining silverware, of tapestry that peopled the walls with
ancient personages and with strange birds flying in the
midst of a fairy forest; and she thought of delicious dishes
served on marvellous plates and of the whispered gallantries
to which you listen with a sphinx-like smile while you are
eating-the wings of a perdrix.
Sle had no gowns, no jewels, nothing. And she
loved nothing but that. She felt made for that. She
would have liked so much to please, to be envied, to be
charming, to be sought'After.
She had a friend, a former schoolmate at the convent,
who was rich, and whom she did tiot like to see any more
because she felt so sad when she came home.
But one evening her husband came home with a
triumphant air and holding a large envelope in his hand.
"There," said he, "there is something for you."
She tore the paper quickly and drew out a printed
card which bore these words:
"The Minister of Public Institution and Madame
Georges Ramponneau request the honour of M. and
MadameLoisel's company at the palace of the Ministry
on Monday evening, January i8tb."
Instead of being delighted as her husband had hoped,
she threw the invitation on the table, crossly muttering:
"What do you wish me to do with that ?"
"Why, my death, I thought you would be glad.
You never go out, and this is such a fine opportunity. I
had great trouble to get it. Everyone wants to go; it is very
select, and they are not giving many invitations to clerks.
The whole official world will be there."
She looked at him with an irritated glance and said
impatiently: "And what do you wish me to put on my
backs" He had not thought of that. He stammered:
"Why, the gown you go to the theatre in. It looks
very well to me." He stopped, distracted, seeing that his
wife was weeping. Two great tears ran slowly from the
corners of keyss towards the corners of her mouth.
"What's the mattett What's the matter?" he asked.


By a violent effort she conquered her grief and replied A May Day Letter
in a calm voice, while she wiped away her tears:
"Nothing. Only I have no gown, and, therefore, I From GC L:
can't go to this ball. Give your card to some colleague (Cont from page 5)
whose wiie i' better equipped than I am." We report that certain
He was in despair. He resumed: employers are bent on our
"Come, let us see, Mathilde. How much would destruction and are today
it cost, a suitable gown, which you could use on other making every endeavour to
occasions something very simple?"weaken te unions which
She reflected several seconds, making her calculations weakpresen the uni employs whiees.
and wondering also what sum she could ask without draw, There are some employers,
ing on herself an immediate refusal and a frightened ex, however, who have extended
clamation from the economical clerk. Finally she replied to us the hand of industrial
hesitatingly: co-operation, making it possi.
"I don't know exactly, but I think I could manage ble for a, good labour rela,
it with four hundred francs." tions climate to prevail in
He grew a little pak, because he was laying aside just their business undertakings.
that amount to buy a gun and treat himself to a little This is a good policy if future
shooting next summer on the plain of Nanterre, with progress is to be ensured; and
several friends who went to shoot birds there of a Sunday. to those good employers we
But he said:, "Very well. I will give you four extend our sincere promise. of
hundred francs. And try to have a pretty, gown. full cooperation.
the day of the ball drew near and Madame Loisel Those who for selsh
seemed sad, uneasy, anxious. Her frock was ready, how, reasons would wish to fight
ever. Her husband said to her one evening: :he unions must be prepared
"What is the matter? Come, you have seemed very to meet with our stern and
queer these last three days." militant resistance. We
"And she answereJ: "It annoys me not to have a make no threats, but it is our
single piece of jewellery, not a single ornament, nothing to profound conviction that cer,
put on. I shall look povertystricken. I would rather not tain elements -in our com,
go at all." ,, munity are deliberately .and
"You might wear natural flowers, said her husband. wilully planning to stifley
"they're quite fashionable at this time of. year. For ten freedom oaworsets to lawfu-lt
francs you can get two or three magnificent roses. ly combine for mutual pro-
She was not convinced. "No; there's n-thing more tecon
humiliating than to look poor among other women \who in the matter of cnomic
are rich." .. development, we urge all
"How stupid yog a he"e h husband cried. "Go and d........we u rKeLU lf
-lq yuour-fiena, Madame, Foreie.and ask her to lerid in i p tn w ithassugovernu
you some jewels. You are intimate e'l!gh with her to do mental an otheragencies
that." mental and otheroagecies to
that. assure rapid progress in this
She uttered a ciy of joy: "True, I never thought ofasse rapid pr s in this
it!" The next day she went to her friend and told her of her fIn. the ceaseless effort to
distress. Madame Forestier went to a wardrobe with a maintain our freedom, our
mirror, took out a large jewel box, brought it back, opened fight against dictatorship in
it and said to Madame Loisel: all its forms must be con,
"Choose, my dear. tinued.
She saw first some bracelets, then a pearl necklace, These points constitute our
then a Venetian gold cross set with precious stones of short message to you today.
admirable workmanship. She tried on the ornaments We do no wish to buden
before the mirror, hesitated and could not make up her you with many details, know,
mind to part with them, to give them back. She kept in as we do that you are
asking: "Haven't you any more?fuly aware of the historic re
Why yes, look further; I don't know what you like." sponsbli y placed 'ot iyour
..; sponsoitity placed on your
Suddenly she discovered, in a black satin box, a superb shoulders. Therefore, we can
diamond necklace and her heart throbbed with a immo, only ask you to go forward
derate desire. Her hands trembled as she took it. She and be srong.
fastened it around her throat and was lost in ecstasy at her a .
reflection in the mirror. Then she asked, hesitating, filled BREAD, PEACE, FREEDOM.
with anxious doubt:
"Will you lend me this, only this" ASTAPHANS SHOPPING CENTRE CUT-
"Why, yes, certainly." TING DOWN THE COST OF LIVING!
She threw her arms round her friend's neck, kissed CEMENT $2.45 per BAG
her passionately, and then fled with her treasure. April ii May 2
(To be concluded.)

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People's Post
(Cont. from p. 4)
are presently going around Domini-
ca by the socilled politicians and I
think I would be doing right to
stand for the interest of my colony
and speak for its advancement.
Since aier the election in 1961 1
wou'd often meet with criticisms on
the goveram-nt; probably because it
is nt the littlemen group, I am righi
to have such belief because you meet
the bulk of blamess coming from
"aristocrats" who continually perse-
vere to. make many believe that the
increases on shop goods are through
tre Labour Government.
List week at Colihaut there was
a D.U.P.P. general meeting, 1 hey
were requested by questioners to detail
a two million dollars grant to Baren's
government while in power, and the
answer was incomplete.
For the mere reason that TPr. Le-
blanc is presently leading the Gov-
ernment the big folks are all plann-,
ing strife, but my loyal duty is to
support any Government in power
once it pursue a duty of justice and
love, nevertheless I Am, and will al-
ways maintain myself to be of the
Labour Party of Dominica till I can
find fault with them. If the Opposi-
tion had the love it is continually
preaching, its people would work
smoothy with the Govt. till the com-
ing election and its lea3cr would not
mislead the people on price-control
when he comes to Colihaut.
F,R.LEcoINTE, Colihaut.

Noise About

Dear Madam:
The first though: to
come to mind on reading about the
Bruce Robinson's affair was, who
was so interested in blackening an,
other man's name and reputation as
to go to the trouble of having typed
many copies of an i:oo-word arti-
cle for distribution in advance of the
breaking of this story Who would
stand to profit most from the eliniin-
ation of Mr. Robinson and Sylvania-
Fresh chickens from the Dominican
Certain conclusions are inescapa-
ble. Trade papers, o they publish-
ed for the poultry business, the bak-
ing trade, the steel industry, are
rarely read by others than those
interested in the specific industry.
How many readers of BAKERS
W-EEKLY Or IRON AGE, for example,
are there on Dominica? It seems
self-evident that only persons con-
.neccced with the poultry business
could in this instance have had any
motive for initiating the attack on
Mr. Robinson.
Did tae other Dominica news-
paper have advance knowledge ol
the impending circulation of the
typed copies of this offensivee arti-
cle? If so, would it not have been
in the interest of good journalism
and unbiased reporting to have ob-
tained a statement from the "accus-
ed", to have learned whether these
were truly the facts and all the facts,
rather than to have gone all out to
inflame the public mind against the
American Mr. Robinson?
Mrs. Narodney, who has hereto-
fore had our high regard as an indi-
vidual and a writer, seems now her-
self not to be free of error and mis-
conception. The writer of this letter

can personally recall not being able, TI is ;s the fist instar.:e I
in 1965, to purchase anything but canr recall w..n a player is
imported, long-frozen chicken with- called "old a. the age of 35."
out going to Goodwill and then f b was appointed
it was not always available. One IfR-binscn was appointed
of the most widely read and fre, to capia:n cur team, he will
quently quoted books on Dominica not havc been calkd out on
speaks of the scarcely supportable retirement as were the 1952
heat" of Roseau. Perhaps the in- 194 captains. H i s
tense heat of recent days is rksponsi- 19 captains. H
ble for the specious rage expressed capabilities both as captain:
by Mrs. Narodnty and a certain of his club and opening bats,
noisy, troup of Dominica at Mr. man for Dominica cannct be
Robinson's r em a r k s concerning questioned. T her e is no1
andddes, excessive rainfall a one playing the game to-day
slowness of toe mails all indisput- hoi possesses halte know-
able facts. Are thec people so v ho possesses half the know
sensitive about and aware of some le-ge cf the position that he
of the less pleasant aspects of Dom- does.
inca and some Dominicans If the reason for his non,
tha. they can tolerate no criticism? selection would be that his
Or is it simply self-interest that has see ws e f h
moved this nny if vocaeirous e Vti t services as "chief cook and
to blow the whole matter up out of bottle washer" during the
all proportion? Tournament could not be
Centainly any harm done Dom- dispensed with, I would
mica 'y the paltry cim.ulation of the understand that! but suggest,
ofends ngarticle among poultry ng that he is too old is absurd.
growers in the Uniteu States is i.g
microscopic when viewed in the Sir Frank Worrell was ap,
light of distribution abroad of facts pointed captain of the Wyest
concerning a vicious attack on a Indies at the age of 36 andi
toieigner n Dominica whose chief has proved to be the best
offence seems to oe that, unwvitting- ca t
ly, he has trodden on some Domnt- pain ever.
caln to.s. If Robinson were to be
One wonders what might be the appointed, Mr. Editor, it
public reaction, were. Mrs. Natod- would be an horiour which
Iney' s business employers to stat. that is io years overdue; but bet,
they share her confidence in the dis-, rl .t nvr
pensabihty of such ordinary safe ter latethn ne
guards as keeping property under H. L. ADAMS,
lock, and key? Frequent reference Pottersville
is made to Dominicans being cn. (Cont. on p. 9)
extremely proud people. It is never- F
theless difficult to believe that with Joe.l__01 ign _L..
out considerable deliberate fanning Comfortable House-three Bed,
of the flames public feeling in this rooms, Dining room, Drawing room
matter would have been roused suffi- Kitchen, Toilet Furnished
tlently to permit the disgraceful street 11 Eden's Lane, Goodwill.
demonstrations of Friday i7th April. Apply to:-
Were these the acts of the good and J. R. RALPH CASIMIR
gentle host or even a good Chris- 60 Old Street, Roseau.
tian? Apr. 11-May 2
Certainly all governments need -
money and more a n d wnore
money -to operate. But surely flS new concern
customs duties are not the only possi-
ble source )f suh revenue for Dom-
inica! Even Antigua has recently
imposed a land tax which seems to -
have been inaugurated with little op- ride p o
position. Why could it not be
done here Perhaps Dominica too
could then be freed of the necessity pull down becal
of "getting a handout from Mother
England." th action insi
In conclusion, to refer a6ains to
Mrs. Narodncy's letter and parutcu- "-es yOU rM .
larly the last paragraph, establish-
ment of the first sizeable and con- .
stantly dependable production of
readily available f-esh-killed poultry
has been '.o less than an effort "to I
help Dominica move forward."
Roseau South. ...

Too O 0 ..

Dear Mr. Editor,
I notice that so far no one
has suggested Eddie Robin,
son as captain of Dominica.
I have heard it mentioned
that he is an "old man".
Is Robinson older than
Ivan Shillingford, the Lard,
gue brothers, David Burton,
Eric Richards, or Sparrow
Winston when they played?

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Shakespeare After 400 Years
(From The Royal Bank of Canada Monthly Letter)

Abhut reading Shakespeare

do so because he takes u; so
co mnletelv ;nto- hi ... f

New entertainment, new dence. The characters may
instruction, new illumination; be puzzled and fooled, but
the quaint, the curious and the members of the audience
the unexpected: all these leap never are.
up ;.t ycri from nearly every A particular advice which
page of a Shakespeare play. Shakepeare uses to keep the
Even if you are not looking au ience a step head of the
for anything particular in auene a f th
Shakespeare you will findprocession of the play is the
something. soliloquy, a speech by a per,
son quite alone, who weighs
Ore does not need a spe- rationally, yet with passion,
cialist's knowledge of the opposing values and. drastic
plays cr of the Elizabetban alernatives.
Age to enjoy Shakespeare. Hamlet's sliloqy ha
If an occasional word or Hamles soliloquy that
allusion is lost, and a particu, starts "To be or not to be" is
lar bit of poetical dialoguethe most famous speech in
remains obscure, the reader modern literature, with an
may still get the cream of the appeal that neither repetition
play by reading it for no other nor parodp can d e st ro y
purpose than to take pleasure "Because, 'says H. Peters
in it. in The Lonely Debate (Reynal
and Hitchcock, New York,
One thing keeping people ,i) "it dramatizes .er achi
away from his works is that one of-us the baffled indivi-
they have been lectured and dualin the agony of inideci,
expounded almost to death sion."
William Hazlitt, the nine, : :-
teenth century essayist, re. How imipottant the sqiiloe
marked: "If we wish to quy is to the success of H-mdet
know the force of human is indicated by the fact tbat
genius we should r e a d Christopher Plumncr, play,
Shakespeate. If we wish to ing the part in the BC
see t h e' significance of production in the cid castle
human learning we. may at Elsinore in 1963, wQtkcd
study his -commentators." on it continuously for .twelve
hours. '
When we read a play by (to be coniude4
Shakespeare effectively we
ctage it on the platform of ~
our irragination. We can F01 LOWV HE STAR k

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Teachers Course
On Caribbean
A reception was held at'
Talbot Lodge, Oxford last
week by the Oxford branch
of the Royal Commonwealth
Society to inaugurate a
teachers course on Com,-
monwealth problems, with
special reference to the Carib,
This is the start of a new,
scheme under the auspices of
the Royal Commonwealth
Society to provide British and
Common elth s c h o o 1
teachers with the experience
of working together, on the
problems of teaching second,
ary schoolchildren about the
Commonwealth, with part,
cular reference to Africa, Asia
and the West Indies.
In x96.2 Lord Walston,
chairman of the educational
subcommittee of the Britdish
Caribbean Association, and
Mr., A. D.' C, Petersoi,
Director ofiducation, Un;'
varsityy of-Oxford, first be,
came intiiested in the idea of
*rnintiig stich courses a.:nd
brought this scheme under'
the.sponsorship cf the Royal
.C i meaweilth Socierty.
In June 1963 the Nuffield

Foundation made a grant of
1,000 (WI $4,800) towards
this course and a second one
to be held at Leeds University
in the summer.
At the course at Oxford
(fronL 20th to 30th April)
there was a series cf lectures
and discussions on various
aspects of the Caribbean, i. e.
"the current social and poli,
tical scene", "the historical
background", "the geogra,
phy", '"the economic scene,
"literature an d art" and
"migration." These w e r e
followed by practical and
experiment work on the use
of these subjects, and how
they will fit into the syllabus
of Oxford schools.
Twentyfour teachers took
part, 16 from Britain, nomi,
nated by the Birmingham and
Coventry Local Education
authorities, and eight from
Africa and the West Indies.
New Zealand is offering
-post-graduate Scholarships
under 'the. Commonwealth
Scholarship and .Fellowship
Plan. .
Malaya is also offering
Similar Scholarships. De-
tails of both offers are obtain,
able from The Education
Dept., Roseau.


One-ton Tyre Costs More Than Car


This Monte Carlo Rally Winning Cooper, driven by Paddy Hopkins (right), cost
halfas much as the giant Dunlop type it stands on.


J Ready Mixed Putty, French J
! Polish, Marine Varnish, 1
G. E. C. Refrigerators and !
Electric Cookers, 'Flour-
escent Lamps, Nylon Fish-
ing Lines, Bench Vises,
j Tools of all kinds, etc., etc. i

'SATURDAY May 2 Flag Day
WEDNESDAY May 6 Benefit
Film Show Ati
The Carib Cinemai
THURSDAY May 7- Grand Bar B.Q.
I '.At Peebles Parki
iSATURDAY May 9 -- Dance At Thel
Union Club Tol
"The Shadows"
Tickets From Red Cross Members

IHelp The Red Cross To Help All
Apt. 5-Ma- y 2 .'


SATWJ&DAY, MAY 2, 1964



People's Post UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES IApplications should state:

(Cont. from p. 7)

D.T. U. Tei
& Repairs

It has come ;o my
ledge that the D
Trade Union has giv
tice to tenants in th
houses, on the gro
"general repais".
know how others wil
it, .t sounds strange!
that there a:e many h
the town that are mo
in need of repairs!
I am calling cn th
tive members of D
kecp a good e~e
business. First, the
know if the houses
need the repairs, seco
cost; third, main an
most, to know the po
the Union reserve fu
You.see, Sir, it see
the Union is a miner
but I say "not this tim
also calling on the
, ment to keep a .keen
that: as you know
registered .... organic s
Think also of the
beings, the tenants.
Thank you for

Our Nur,


ven no-


The following postgraduate scholarships are available for 1964.

(a) The student's course at his Univers'ty......
(b) The scholarship or scltobrships for which the student is
applyii g listed in order of preference. -
(c) The curse the student proposes to follow if awarded
the sc h olarship: whsther he will read for the
Master's or the Ph. D. degree etc.
(d) In ihe case of awards tenable at olher universities the
university the student has applied to enter. All appli-
can's for overseas scholarships should already have
applied for admi,sion to an overseas university.
(e) The names of two ref. rees, incuding in the, case of
studn s at or graduates of this Uuivetsi y, the Head of

found of Tenable at the U W. 1 for woik leading to a postgraduate further study.
don't degree or diploma. Value: 425 per annum plus tuition ard -
I don t examination fte, fcr one or two years in the first instance. Applic nts for the:Esso Fellowshi
It look at 2. ALCAN JAMAICA INDEPENCENCE SCHOLARSHIP sent toIndies, Sthe Assistant Registrar;
1*I fi d Open to lamaica graduates of any University, with preference
houses in given to graduates of the Universit) of the Wes: Indies. Applikrtions for all other aard,
)re badly enablee at U.W.I., in any Faculty. Value of award wil! trar. Student Affairs, Mona, Jar
cover emoluments and expenses in connection wi.h the 1961
research progrenane, maximum value being 600 per annum Apr. 25-May 9
ie execu, for two years.
This Fellowship may be applied to work at one of the U W.I. WeSt ndies
y must facultes The personawaided a fellowship will woik towards.
actually a masters's degree or doctorate. Value or award will cover Department Of Govyrnp
ndly the emoluments and expenses in connection with the research mert
jd fore, programme, maximum value being 750 per annum for tne .
d fore year in the firstin the first instance. Pefernce will be given to Jamaicn Course In Public AdminiS,-
)sition of graduates of U.W I. tratiOn
nd. 4. BANANA BOARD RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ar e invited it Awarded for fundamental. research on the pLysiology or A from persons for enrolment
ral mine, pathology cf the barana plant. This scholarship is open to in a one-year course leading to aI
"! Jamaican Science graduates of the U.W 1. and is tenable at Diploma in Public Administra-
e am the U.W.I. for two years in the first instance. Value:. 425 lion. This course is intended.
govern- per annum plus tui ion fees. primarily for executive and ad-
eye on 5. ESSO FELLOWSHIP ministrative personnel and pro-
it's a Available.o a West Indian graduate of the University of the fessiona!-and technical personnel
West Indies for research on the mineral nutrition of sugarcane. having administrative functions
a tl-o n. - Tenable at U.W.1, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Depending on in. the public service, i.e. cenitial
human his qualifications the candidate will be required to work government, local government,
towards the M.Sc. or Ph. D. degree. Maximum value of and public corporations.
award 750 per annum for two years in the first instance. The Course is open to-Univer-
space. R sRCgrduates, to holders of ap-
Roseau A F1 A *iw I D proved (echnical or professional
ROS- Available in Agriculture or in Chemical Engineering. Open qualifications, and to non-grad-
to West Indian graduate in Agriculture. Natural Sciences, cr uates who have practical ekperi-
ses Chemical Engineering. Tenable at the U.W.I., St. Augustine, ence or other qualifications of
Trinidad for one year in the first instance. Maximum value- special' relevance to the course.
750 per annum.

subject the student wis-hes to do

p and'Shell Fellowship should be
Student Affirs. University of the
lad. no than the l5i i MAY. 1964.
should reach' the Asgisfin.t Regis-
mnaica," hola'ter tthin `15Tri MAY,

SFbor .hiS pirpose five' years' ex-
peri'nce of exectitjve'or a'dminis-
trative'work. would. normally be
regarded as.ra raequirehmei;t
i pplications'fn waiting' should
e made to theRegistrar, Univer-
sity of the West Indies, be for e
May 15, t964 from whom further
particulars may also be obtained.
Ti' R.gtry -
17. 2.4
Mar. -7, Apr. 4, May 2_
S-It. notified Cir snera
information .that .a .meeting
of the.- Legislative- Council
will "'be' i hld-at the "Court
Hoiiuse;,Rsea u .at:xo.o6
on. Wednesday May,
1964. .. M e niib er s.; the
public are hereby invited to
attend. :. ."
Cleik:pof Lgisative Council.
-G.O.40--May 2 .

JIt seems hard that the
local Dominican Nurses
don't get credit fot the im,
proved health of children in
most country districts. Is it
not a fact that far fewer mal -
nutrition cases are coming
into P.M. Hospital. Without
underaing t h c charming
young Canadian Nurses who
go around the island so wil-
lingly, v. e wish your readers
would pay tribute to the
staunch Dominican District
Nurses Midwives who
carry on continually and who
(with the help of Save the
Children Fund) are trying to
introduce improved die: for
malnourished children: this
is definitely bringing down
infant mortality.
"FLORENCE", Roseau.

Mr. Musgraves Edward's
letter has been held over for
publication next week.-Ed.

One Upper-Stcrey Dwelling
House In Bow Lane Opposite
Sutton Hotel: Apply:
Miss Eugenia Charles,
Old Street
Apr. 25 May 2



A limited number of. postgraduate awards will be given by
University of the West Indies to suitab e candidates. Emolu.
ments.will cover return passages, exami'.aton and tution fets,
plus 480 per annum for two years in the first instance.
Only Jamaicans are el gible, Tenable at an approved Univer.
sity for two years in the first instance. Value: 600 per
annum plus passages from and to Jamaica.
Available to Jamaica graduates of the U.W I., to do research
overseas. Value: 600 per annum inclusive of passages, for
two years in the trst instance.
Open to Jamaican graduates of U.W.I. Tenable abroad.
Value of award will cover emoluments and expenses in con-
nection with the research programme, maximum value Leing
750 per aonnm for two years.
Established by Sir Harold Mitchell for research in Botany or
Zoology at St. Andrew's University, Scotland. Value: 500
per annum inclusive of passages for two years in the first
instance. Available only to graduates of U.W.I.

Graduates or those who expect to write finnldegree examina-
tions in June 1964 are eligible to apply. Candidates with
First Division or Upper Second Division passes or their
equivalent will be favourably considered for awards. Other
candidates who are specially recommended by a Head of De-
partment are also eligible for consideration. Candidates are
expected to discuss the matter with their teachers and the
appropriate Head of Department at U.W.I. before applying.

Agent: Dominica Dispensary Co. Ltd. Roseau,


Dramatic One-Wicket Victory Fqr Lewis' Side
W ITH conditions almost seventy- collapse due mainly to a fine 27 by
five per cent better in that the W. St. Rose which brought a
pitch at the Windsor Park played degree of respectability to the sccre.
truer and easy-paced, the tone of play They mada 78.
in the first trial match brightened Replying to this Vulcans seemed
considerably, ending in a dramatic well set at 41 for 5, but after getting
one.wicket victory for Lewis side. the negative side of an app-al against
The final scores were Shillingford's the light they tumbled for 49. R.S.
team 15o and 112. Lewis' IX Jean Pierre the Sussex skipper took
177 and 87. 5 for zi.
The return to batting form of
Cecil Laioc particularly pleasing feature of the monwealth Bowling
batting. His meticulous defence, While all this was going on in
stylish hooks to mid wicket and the North, a Commonwealth team
beautiful timing brought a degree of led by E. Blackman was making
character to his innings. Irving heavy weather of Celaire's pace at
Shillingford promised good things in Poree grounds in Pointe Michel,
both innings but fell when seem- This wicket was rather damp and
ingly on top. He made 37 .and 23. and fastman and island prospect
The only other batting performance of Johnny Celaire reaped a rich harvest
note was a responsible 26 by Osborne 5 for 17 to finish off the Common,
in ils siWs second innings, wealth side for a meagre 45. The
NeSty, IlaUlM t Impressive local team replied with 208, J.N,
IN the bowling department Black, Celaire 45, his brother Johnny
burn's Arthur Nesty and S. M. A.'s Celaire 34 and P. Charles 29.
K. Laurent turned in creditable per- With 84 for 6 by the close, the
formances. Nesty, in a beautiful Commonwealth side managed to
spell of fast bowling .ent back Grell, avert defeat, E Charles making a
Shillingfcrd, John and Corriette thus handsome undefeated 47.
breaking the back of the slightly for, NETBALL
midable batting array. This petfor- R
mance poses a further headache to the ROckets Tumble JetS
electorss as there is very little to chocs: Sharp accurate passing, adept
among the pacers vieing for selection, footwork and splendid team effort
Laernt, a highly successful bow- crowned by brilliant shooting spelt
ler, especially at Windsor Park dur- an overwhelming victory for Rock,
ing the league season placed himself ets over Red Jets. It was a one-
in a most favourable position with a sided encounter mostly, for though
.wosghy.ffoarbagging nine wickets in the-girls in red and white fought
the match, : bravely they were obviously no
The fielding was of a relatively low match for their quicker more agile
standard, especially the returns to the opponents.
wicket, while the running between The shooting of D.dier (33
wickets is still atrocious. It is h-pd goals) was excellent with firm sup,
that these facets of the game will re- porttrom Shillingfoid (1i6 goals),
ceive more urgent attention from the while Nisbitt netted all the 12 goals
players for they command as much that the Jets could muster. The
importance in the final analysis as final whistle which found the score
batting and bowling, at 49 -- I2 must have signalled
A Draw Back relet for Red Jets and intense jubil-
A Drw Bck -_ 47__ 1 ;_ 1l

auon lor ockets al in all a
fine performance. Once again the
mid-court play of C. Jules and Johnson were features as
cutertainlig to behold and was the
spectacle of Didier's clean shots
whsch netted with significant regu-
Lrinty. The defence, especially John
pervtrnied admirably,
Invincibles Swamp Hum,
On Wednesday Invincibles han-
ded out a sound whippi.:g to
Humming Birds before a large
crowd of nttball fans and followers.
The game, though slow at most
times was i.ot lacking its degree of
excitement. Invincible were metho-
dical and precise whtle the Birds
were inept and devod of firnesst.
The catching and shooting at goal
left ever so mu:h to be desired.
Dickson in superb form netted 19
while Christabel James suppo-ted 14 goals but the sprightly
flexibility of limbs and muscle re,
suiting in quickness of movement
as displayed by Alix LaRonde cou-
pled with the brisk efficiency of
Skipper Hurtault qualify for special
mention, as also does the workman,
like job at defein'e meritoriously
performed by Georgiana Tuit and
Rosemary Defoe.

THE tendency of many of our
front-Une batsmen to p ay back as the
first objective, and then go forward if
the ball seems wll up is a decided
drawback. In ti.e process they loose
rhymth and body contu I and lack
the proper footwork to get to the pitch
of the ball. So mary of them got
out playing back to balls fairly up to
the bat Itat this fault has become
conspiciously pronounced. Any skill-
ful manipulator of the ball, especially
one who can cut them in late, would
spell the undoing of so many of our
top batsmen. This pre-emphasis on
back fcot play announces an attitude
and intentt on survival rather then a
willingness to get on with the game.
I by no means suggest that bats,
men should loft ind'scriminattly into
the outfield country, but by the same
token it is sickening to watcIed sup,
pcs d'vy competent batsmen occupy-
ing the crease for a reasonably time
and yet display a tech ique devoid of
any risk or adventure.
Victorious Sussex Over
Benjamin's Park, Portsmouth,
was the scene of an exciting duel
between champs Vulcans and Sus,
sex, the lattes emerging victorious.
Batting first on. a damp wicket,
Sussex managed to stave off utter

So They Say
By Bob & Ray
In celebrating the 4ooth
Anniversary of the birth of
William Shakespeare last
week, the world could mar,
vel anew Pot at what the
famous playwriteactor had
himself written but more at
what he had caused to be
written. There are literally
hundreds o f books about
Shakespeare. Many of these
books ignore the fact that
Shakespeare was a profes-
sional actor before he became
a professional playwright.
One of the most delight,
ful accounts is a book that
"attempts to bring i very
great man into the light of
common day. show
William Shakespeare as his
contemporaries s a w him,
rather than as the gigantic
and legendary figure he has
become since."
(Continued next week)
lnpsonb Emanuel and family beg

Fort Young Hotel. This visit proved of great
'interest io the shareholders,
(Cont. from p. 2) many of whcm had not
The Directors (Mr. Green, .previously visited the site, and
Miss M. E. Charles, Mr. 'the Contractor, Mr. A. R.
E. R. I. Shillingfnrd Mr. P. M. Smith, conducted them
Dupigny and Mrs. Agar) cn a tour of the various
were reelected en bloc, M,. buildings and explained the
Dupigny having acted for architect's design for what
Mr. P. Nassief, one of the will surely prove to be an
original Directors, since he outstanding addition to the
left the island soon after the amenities of Roseau. (Contr.)
Company was f o r m e d. -- ,----
The Auditors, Messrs. Fitz.,
patrick Graham of Barbados, Contractor's Services
were also re-elected. When you want to build, be it a
Mr. J. B. Charles gave business place, a dwelling house or
notice of amendments to the renovation n or out of town you
A les of As soi to the need a Builder Contractor. Why
Articles of Associtjon of the not contact D. J. B. Bruney (popu-
Company which he intends larly known as Brother Bruns).
moving at the next General 48 Steber Street, Pottersville for
Meeting, and after the Chair, top quality workmanship.
man had thanked Canon Moderate Prices.
Lmane fo the us o h. For reference contact Dominica
Lane for the use of the Cooperative Bank or Mr. Ted Honey-
Schoolroom, suggested a church.
visit to the site of the Foirt Signed 0. J. B. BRUNEY.
Young Hotel. Mar. 21, Apr. 4, 18, May 2, 16,30


to thank all those who in any way Growers who sell their bananas at Soufriere Buying
showed their sympathy on the Point are notified that it has been decided to close this sta,
occasion of their bereavement, tion which is being operated at a loss with effect from the
caused by the loss of his wife, week commencing 3rd May, 1964.
FOR SALE Growers concerned should make arrangements for
Fresh Local Fowls delivery of their bananas at Fond Cole Reception Depot
600 per -1b either through licensed Dealers or directly.
May 2-9 May. 2 28th April, 1964. General Manager


STHE quality of eggs are officially listed as first: AA or a
Fincy; A or Choice; B or Select. All others are "C" i
for Common. The egg on the right above is a B or Select.
and the egg on the left above is AA. Note the size of the
yolk, the height of the white these are the best criteria for

The size of the yolk is determined by the hen but the
height of the white cr albumen is determined by man!
Thats right! All eggs are fresh the moment they are
Played ... its what happens after that that makes the big
difference in flavour, appearance and quality. One of the
most perishable foods is an egg. Yet a "stale" egg looks
just like a "fresh" egg-when you buy! Not until its #
out-of-the-shell and tasted can a true comparison be
t made. Be sure be safe: Get Sylvania-Fresh dated eggs. -
i You KNOW their age !
j (This is Number 2 in a series on Eggucation giving the facts on one of i
Nature's finest foods Fresh Eggs)
6.... .. .0s