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Haiti sun
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 46-47 cm.
R. Cheney, Jr.
Place of Publication:
Port-au-Prince, Haiti


newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
Haiti -- Port-au-Prince


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began Sept. 1950.
General Note:
"The Haitian English language newspaper."

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Duke University Libraries
Holding Location:
Duke University Libraries
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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oclc - 32441147
lccn - sn 95058138
lcc - Newspaper 2117
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-k, VOLUME IV Port-au-Prince

Sixth Columnist Pegler Shoots

Haiti' Between'The Lines
On Sunday January 24th the visit of one Westbrook Peglei
was duly noted in the Ti Joseph Column :
Westbrook Pegler, Hearst paper columnist, peddler of rea>
tionary lines, user of ecoco macaque, against Labour Unions, ar
rived at the Ibo Lele from C. T. yesterday after getting the goo
word from our regular neighbour. A top man in his profession
IMr. Pedler leaves town this morning for the North by the Pa-
'ama Line.

The syndicated column, As Pegler Sees It,, appeared Fel
ruary 3rd and 4th in various and sundry journals in the Unite
-States of America with Port-au-Prince date lines. Pegler whos
political background arises from minor league sports writing
-true to form took up his rusty Poignard, and stripped Ti Joscp
:.column bare in an effort to twist little news items into a clu
with which he might bludgeon Haiti, the Democratic neighbou
-.of Trujillo whom he has christened one of the great men :
'the world. Peg Leg who came here from an all-expense vacation:
on the Dominican Republic to catch the Panama boat which by
passes Ciudad Trujillo has hacked out a name for himself as
c'olumnist read like a comic strip with as much influence a
Little Orphan Annie. We have nothing but eye strain to fea
'rom his babblings.
His biography runs as follows: Hearst man fired by Scripp
Howard. which could not stomach his pamnoid denounciatior:
f organized labour, Democrats, Democracy and anyone who di:
.agreed with Pegler. Peglerism has come to mean yelloN
"journalism and to be attacked by this moune prend poule. i
considered an honour in the U. S. He has a reputation of rac
prejudice and no doubt holds it against Haiti for once giving
warm reception to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Certainly no
for the edification of our reading public do we reproduce ex
cerpts from the column that appeared February 3, only to hang
SPegler by his own rope. The column of February 4th is far to
gamy for the weak stomach of our linotypist.


11-Year-Old Attempts
Suicide In Lycee Petion's
Water Closet
11-year-old- Serge Poux, told
. he would have to explain in his
..% father's presence the loss of a
l book, jumped into the water
closet at Lycee Petion early
y .Thursday morning.
The Director, missing him at
around 9 o'clock, made inquiries,
found out where he was. and
summoned the fire brigade. Sol-
-, dier Noe Jolicoeur proved his
heroism, taking the half dead
4 child from the pit. Serge Poux
regained consciousness when
they were washing him, reports
Continued on Page 16

Continued on Page 5

Madame Magloire In
Baltimore for Medical
Acting on the advice of her
physicians, the First Lady of
the Republic, accompanied by
Haiti's Ambassador to Washing-
ton, Mr. Jacques Leger, and Con-
sul General Cinna Leconte, lett
New York for a medical consul-
tation in Boston tod -iy. after
which she may spend a fe'.
days in the John Hopkins Hos.
pital. She spent the week end
at Boston's Plaza Hotel with her
children and Engineer Arsene
Magloire's who live there.




'%T- A M I -

R6publique DHA1TI


(Jeunes Gensl Block Wackers

Thursday; ((Vieux Gardes Mauled

Dozen' To One Previous Night
*Wackers. 12-1 Cictors over average age 19 rigidly adhered
Wednesday night's team were to the lines of action laid down
held to a frustrated goalless by the French trainer M. Baron
draw on Thursday by a totally two hours before, discarding the
revamped Haitian side recruited old short passing W., formation,
from clubs Violette and Victory,. and intercepting, heading, long
Time and again the Aus- passing with an energy and
trian finish was ruined by the speed that completely stymied
speed displayed by the Haitians Continued on Page 14
in getting to the ball, their stub-
bornness and courage, but the First Basketballers
bane of the .Austrian side was Jamaica Bound Friday
the Haitian's Baton Suisse forma
tion perfect blanket for the Aus- Coinmar [Maritimas] Presi-
trian .Y.. The Haitian lads dent Clarence Moody made pos-
sible a sports history making
'THUNDERJET THRILLS basketball sortie against Jamaica
HAITIAN HUNDREDS to take place in Kingston on
Ten o'clock Thursday morn- Friday 19th and 1Saturday 20th
ing all Port-au-Prince poured into removing financial difficulties by
the streets attracted by the un- his 300 dollar contribution. So
canny wail of a Thunderjet rak- for tke first time a basketball
ing the atmosphere at 600 m p.h. team leaves Haiti for Jamaica.
The show, specially for us, In the chartered Army DC3
as we missed the Air Show on going over Friday, returning
Continued on Page 16 Continued on Page 16.

Jamaican Governor Ends

S Sir Hugh Foot, K.C.V.O., Cap- left their temporary home
tain General and Governor in 0. J. Brandt villa overlo
Chief of Jamaica left with his Petionville, destination Cap
charming wife on Thursday end- tien. First stop for the p
ing the successful invasion of sion of big cars was the
Haiti which began when they bonite Agricultural pr
stepped ashore on the fourth at which greatly impressed
Christophe Colomb Pier. visiting couple. Said Sir 1
The distinguished couple had a aWe have nothing like
busy week of receptions, lunch- $40,000,000 project at home-
eons, visits to'monuments. insti- became engrossed in Mr.
tutes and schools, a visit to the Holly's discourse on the
North, Cap Haitien, the Citadelle, Continued on Page 2
and a trip to Jacmel.
The receptions and welcomes Policeman Beatei
that beset them in the first tw-' Black And Blue
days dispensed with, Sir Hugh
and Lady Sylvia got down to wLe National. reports Je
the heart of Haiti, as they tour- Jean, Fenelie Demosthene
ed the country from Port au Vergemene Louis were ref
Prince to Gonaives, visiting Agri to the Justice this week for
cultural projects and Historical ing black and blue, biting,
landmarks on their way. dealing a volley of blows 1
At seven on Saturday morn- dier Pierre Joseph Gerard
ing, Sir Hugh and Lady Foot 30th police squad.

e, the
p Hai-
- and


r beat
to sol-
of the

JNO. 21


It was a brisk two o'clock in
the morning of October 15, 1919
when Corporal Amanda Hayes
of the New York City Police De-
partment arrived at the intersec-
tion of Lenox Avenue and 135th
Street in sleeping Harlem. Only -r
a few drunks lurched along. Un-
steadily in search of any place
that would hold still for a bit,
one of the -drunks, lurched into
Corporal Hayes and hugged him,
inactivating his pisto). Then, in
a matter of seconds, the desert-
ed corner came to life, evil life.
Out of the store fronts and il-
leys hurtled numerous figures
with hard, cruel faces, half-hid- *:.*.
den by dirty, beaten, straw hats -.?
The struggling policeman went
down under a mass of vile, dead-
ly humanity, the murderous
aStraw Hat Gang.*
Hayes tried vainly to 'shield
his bleeding face from the goug-
ing brass knuckles, but managed
to get his whistle to his swollen
lips. Summoning up his failing
breath he blew a shrill blast
which defeated him for a mo-
ment. Then he doubled up in
a painful knot to stave off in-
evitable death as long as possible
Continued on Page 14

Drunken Driver
Injures Two
*La Phalanges last week cried
out against Selder Bastien who,
while driving camione.tte No.
4090 -in a drunken state., knock-
ed down Philippe Jasmin and
Migpel Joseph at the corner of
Dejoux and Monseigneur Guil-
loux last Sunday evening. 'Jas-
min's leg was broken, Miguel
Joseph was bruised all over.

Engineer Pierre Etheart
Died Tuesday
Polytechnical Director and
Haiti University's Dean of Fa-
culty of Sciences Engineer
Pierre Etheart died Tuesday
night at Asile Francais where he
Continued on Page 16



Jamaican Governor Ends

( Greatest Experience Of Life))
Continued from Page 1 ed himself from the crowd, and

and progress for forty minutes.
Light refreshments, including
excellent coffee, finished, the
party left for the newly installed
rice-processing factory where
they saw the machinery in mo-
tion, and inspected the different
types of rice, grown in different
fields. Here the pottery work
also attracted much favourable
comment, especially from Lady
Sylvia. Thence to the Kenaf
processing buildings where Marc
Holly explained at length the
process by which the leaves are
placed in a shallow trench until
decomposed when they are man-
ually flagellated till the fibre is
free. The advantage of kenaf he
explained was its quick growth,
maturing much earlier than si-
sal. From there to the poultry
house to visit some well fed
and totally unimpressed New
Hampshire Reds, and so out
again to the main road after an
hour spent keenly discussing and

approaching the Governor's car,
removed his battered peaked cap
straightened the old Naval jac-
ket, clicked the heels of the old
Navy shoes and said, in English:
*I. sir, am the King of England..
His Excellency replied that he
was indeed charmed to make so
exalted an acquaintance, examine
ing the references produced: a
few sheets of soiled paper, and
some English currency, while
the crowd laughed and clapped.
The man. it seems, was a well
known .fou' by the name of

The dry wind off the salt
ponds made the party thirsty
and coffee at the Prefect's house
was very welcome, Lady Foot
and the Governor agreed that the
coffee here wyas 'wonderful -
much better than at home' espe-
cially the method of brewing it.
Mr. Ward Price covering the
visit for the London Daily -Mail,

inspecting the 100,000 acre ODVA i N. _-w i'"
project. L.ic

Next stop along the dusty 5 4Q
route was Gonaives where Sir ,,-- ._..
Hugh and party were met by the Solitair,- Shoe Polish de Luxe
gives shoec a four-fold beaut)
Prefect Mr. Debosse and the treatment cleans dirt from the
Colonel of the area Mr. Haspil )ores --preserves and nourishes
waterproof and polishe,
and escorted around the tower's with a long-lasting brilliant
shine Makes new shoes last for
sights : from the statue of Des. years old one; shine like new
salines, proudly holding his flag In all iashionuble shades fo. p'l

aloft, to the new Cathedral in
the last stages of completion.
then to the grave of Dessalines's
wife, on which two sere wreaths
crackled in the sun. here Lady
Foot said of the town: 'It's all
so beautiful isn't it., After visit-
ing the Killick monument the
party re-embarked and the limou-
sines were just about to move
off when an elderly man detach-

3aid that it was most likely the
brewing that made the differ-
ence as Americans produced
amazingly dissimilar results from
the same tea leaves as English-
The ride to the Citadelle was
discussed over champagne at
Colonel Haspil's and Major Cor-
vington assured Lady Foot that
the path was quite safe as only
five people had fallen over since
the beginning of the year. Lady
Foot still apprehensive about
the horseback climb next clay -
and the other members of the
party left in the early afternoon,
stopped at Ennery to see a monu
*ment to Toussaint. were met
outside Breda by the Cap Hai-
fien prefect, and local dignita-
ries, where the Governor and his
lady changed cars to a 1952
white-upholstered seven passen-
ger Chrysler flying the flags of
Haiti and England. The Govern-
or remarked on the entirely dif-
ferent aspect of the terrain once
the mountains had been passed,
from the dust bowl between
Gonaives and the mountains to
the fertile land of the hills.
The next halt was Toussaint's
birthplace. Breda, where a brief
visit was made to the monu-
ment, and on to Vertirres. Here
the visitors stood open mouthed
before the magnificent statuary,
while Major Corvington describ-
ed the final battle for Haitian
The sirens wailing, flags flying
the cars cruised through Cap

not.,I-I Haitien to Hostellerie du Rol
S SHOE PrOLI' Christophe where the party im-
Smediately made inquiries about
't 4 dinner.
era That night went to a reception
of oldest and most distinguished
SI -- Capois at L'Union Club, merin-
Exclusive Agent 1 4aitai : gues till two when they escaped
ALEXANDRE MlUBIRA to the comfort of a Simmons.

On sale. at all efler

Rubbing sleep from their
eyes, the Governor, his lady, his

Aide Captain Frank Pringle, Mr.
Ward Price, oldest yet most ener
getic [led the cavalcade], Major
Cqrviington, and Dr. Roy Levy
set off to conquer the Citadelle.
Stopped first at Sans Souci,
where the Governor said some-
thing ought to be done to pre-
serve that wonderful monument
to King Christophe, also admir-
ing the Milot Church.
The toil up the inaccessible
fortress convinced the party, es-
pecially Lady Foot, that it could
never have been captured by as-
sault as no one could have en-
ough strength after so strenu-
ous a climb. Lady Foot scorn-
ed an offer of a rest at the usual
tourists' halt along the way say-
ing with grim determination :
-We will press on-, then adding
*If I get off this animal, I'll
never be able to get on again.v
With a sigh the cavalcade forg-
ed on. after eons of struggle
finally rewarded by a sight the
Governor said was even more
magnificent than he thought it
would be. Lady Foot did not
say anything, she was lying on
the soft grass.
The Governor asked how pra-
visions were brought up in the
days of Christophe and was told
horses were imported from Jam-
aica. The Citadelle was explor-
ed thoroughly, interest awaken-
ed in the visitors by British
made guns. cannon balls sprinkl-
ed over the scene, dank dun-
geons, a secret passage, and even
a trap door burglar alarm which
betrayed unwary invaders who
in falling would cry "Ha! Ha!,
from which the trap was named
'Ha Ha. Mr. Ward Price said
he could think of funnier things,
and everyone laughed.

The scenic beauty entranced
the Governor's party. and after
a long while spent enjoying ir,
they munched a bread and
cheese picnic lunch, washed
down with a "Scotch. in Chris-
tophe's bedroom. Then they saw
other interesting points: Chr's-
tophe's monument they did not
know was there; the powder nm.i
gazine that accounted for a
former Governor of the Cita-
delle. Christophe's brother-in-
law led to inspection of the tomb
In which what was left of him,
an arm, was buried. The Govern-
or scouted the theory repeated by
Doctor Levy that the mortar
holding the fort together was
cow's blood, molasses and bone.
Flying over by Army DC3 that
afternoon at 4:00, the ADC, Cap-
tain succombed to sleep the other
members also drowsy but Lady
Foot and Sir Hugh docilely dis-
played intense interest -in the

green and brown squares of Hai-
tian soil beneath them. Wel-
comed at Port au Prince airfield
by British Ambassador Mill Ir-
ving and charming wife, Sir
Hugh and Lady Foot spent the
night recuperating from pains
at the 4,000 ft. home of the Am-
bassador but, to the great joy
of Lady Foot, accessible by car.
Monday morning the Governor
and Lady Foot showed how well
they swim as they revelled in
the clearest water of the Carib-
bean around the Iroquois reef.
They also exhibited their capa-
city for speechless admiration
when they saw the under-water
garden through the glass bottom
boat in the harbour while guests
of Colonel Bayard, Commander
Haitian Coast Guard, who enter-
tained them aboard his launch.
,In the afternoon an extra-curri-
cular presentation cast them i:
roles of honoured guests of
%The Friends of Jamaica. Soci-
ety presided over by Mr. Fer-
nand Magloire, when Vice Pre-
sident Mr. Jocelyn MacCalla pre-
sented many of the Jamaicans
living in Haiti and the well wish
ers of their island home. At the
end of this extremely success,
ul party [7:00] the Governor
spoke saying: He was very grate-
ful for the great kindness shown.
him especially by Jamaicans and-
friends here, and would always.
treasure their welcoming gift of
flowers. Small countries, he
went on, often make big contri-
butions to the world, and events
in Haiti are .of world-wide im-
portance as, through success
here the solution to the world's
problems might be found. Saying
-Jamaicans 'assisting progress.
here are privileged, and ended :
*We Jamaicans wish Haiti well
in her great work.,

In a DC3 Haitian Air Force
ship Tuesday, His Excellency
and Lady Foot flew into the,
'Town of Artists., the pictures-
que little town of Jacmel, arriv-
ing at 8:30 and were received at
the City Hall by Prefect Jar-
bath. After visiting the hospi-
tal they motored out to Carre-
four Raymond where they duti-
fully acclaimed the beauty of the
On returning to the Airport they
found the sky overcast and there
were showers of rain, which pre-
vented the plane from returning
to ferry them to Port au Prince.
So they returned to Jacmel and
susbtituted *Craft- Pension fare
for that which they were sche-
duled to consume at the Coast
Guard Chief's villa in Port au
Prince. Mr. Georges Bayard
Continued on Page 16


Page 2


S-_______~____________________ ______ Page 3

< Jeunes

Continued from
the accurate mathe
nations, and uncan
trol of their visitors,
Baron is an old I
game and quickly p
ger on the reason
day's fiasco, applied
'and picked up the c
p.m. to brief the tea
.3:00 p.m. This timi
ewas planned, and
Ofght, streaked witl
So reminiscent of f
other in Austria -
.sand stood cheering

-duel they had seen.

The game opened
Haitians surging into
camp, while the sur
trians cranked their
into motion, and thr
entire first half the
ev en, supported
mand's brilliant g(
,Haig, Elie, and t
backs, Dorceans and


Gens, Block Wackers

((Vieux Gardes, Mauled
Page 1 ing every inch of the way,
matical for. giving a very good performance.
ny ball con- There was only one close shave
when a point blank shot rocked
hand at the the Haitian goal post in the sec-
,laced a fin- ond half.
for Wednes-
the shears
While the Haitian team was
halk at 5.00
on the offensive the crowd could
m chosen at
see only fine individual play
e the game
coupled with spirit and thrust,
in the cool
brt the second half saw the Aus-
h drizzle -
trians reorganised dribbling in
ootball wea-
for vengeance. Then M. Baron's
- ten thou-
guile became apparent as the
the finest
Austrian double spearhead, in-
side forwards playing up and
d with .the centre forward working the ball
o the enemy while centre half played on the
rprised Aus- back line, was foiled by the Hai-
r machinery tian tactics of having forwards
oughout the marking opponents leaving na
e game was free sharpshooters but employ-
by Lalle- ing everyone to avert Austrian
oal keeping, attack. 'You can't win, peut
he Haitian 6tre, said M. Baron, *but you
Kerby' fight can hold them to a draw..


Oame opened fairly fast, with
Austria slightly more aggressive,
within three minutes of the
whistle Haummer opened the
score for the tourists, with a
hard shot just inside the area.
The second came minutes later
when Brousek ran through on a
pass, beat two Haitian defend-
ers, slipped the ball to Bokun
who pushed it through goalkeep-
er Lacossade.
The Haitians attempted spas-
modic sallies on the Wacker goal
but were evidently unaccustom-
ed to playing as a team and lack-
ed the formation required to
pierce the opposing defence.
From one of these ill patterned
attacks, Blaise collared a through
pass, ran down, drawing two de-
fenders, passed too far ahead for
Haig who raced after it, chased
it as far as the Austrian goal
keeper's hands when, about to
turn back, he saw- the ball roll
between the hands of the cus-
todian, and running around him
drove it hard with his right in-
step to the far corner. The third
Austrian goal was the result of
a free kick taken by a Wacker
forward, collected by Bokun who

took his own time about dispos-
ing of the defence, strolled into
the penalty area, stopped a few
yards away from the goal slam-
ming the ball into the right bot-
tom corner from the outside of
his right foot.

The score was still three goals
to one when the whistle blew
for half time, and so far the Han-
tians, although lacking the plan
n Haiti bed movements of Wacker men
- 5th
Cosa- yet displayed a certain amount
im- of struggle, and individual

The second hjlf saw the Aus-
trian team thoroughly warmnjed
up. They had sparred around
and taken the measure of their
opponents in the first half: they
moved in for the kill in the sec-
ond. The game ljbecime Lf ter,
producing even more lincrinn.'y
accurate passing f'roLm the vikit-
ing side, complete control of the
ball at all times, andl .in i c .n-
orny of effort w which \\Was q(Ite
obviously possible only because
of thorough planning of each
man's position and a fore-
knowledge by the players of the
movement of their team mate
The Austrian right wing
Haunmmer sent over a perfectly
radar controlled corner, andi
Brousek leaped high to head in

the fourth. The fifth 'goal- was
also of Brousek Qrigin. He drtb-
bled through the Haitian de-
fence from half line to send
Wagner in on a pass from just
outside the area. Wagner drove
it high into the net. The sixth
was fast on the feels of the fifth,
when a Wacker defender inter-
cepted a pass and sent Bokun
off on a solo run down the left
wing, to dribble into the goal,
pushing the ball ahead of him.
Bokun added the seventh from
a series of short passes on the
right side of the field, and from
then on Lacossade was pepper-
ed with an Austrian barrage as
the now completely bemused
Haitians bustled about without
pattern or purpose, tripping each
other to the great amusement
of the crowd, who had been to-
tally won over by the brilliant
and clean football of the Aus-
trians. ,

The W.acker forwards just
waited to take the ball from
their hosts who graciously pass-
ed to them every once in a
In the final minutes of the
match the crowd stayed on its
feet shouting itself hoarse while
Lacossade, who had made a few
brilliant saves, gave up hope and
watched the shots Wo past I[v her,
he could see them]. The eighth
was up when Brousek comman-

dered a straying ball, piloted it
through a host of defenders and
lodged it firmly in the net. The
ninth was another .good shot,
this time by Brousek, while the
tenth was Bokun's fifth contri-
bution: Brousek tallied the 11th
and Bokun replied with the
12th. The Haitian team made
these last few minutes more in-
teresting by adding comic relief,
a foil for the superb coolness and
well executed planning of their
Still, for the Haitians there is
a lot to be said. First, they were
conscripted from different clubs
and had not had the opportun-
ity of playing together and of
studying their team mates; they
therefore lacked understanding
of each other, and concerted
thrust was completely beyond
them. Next, they were strain.
ing, tense, over-anxious, beaten
psychologically before the first
goal, by Austria's reputation.

Herbert Gold Pleads
For Disappearing
Old Houses
Herbert Gold's article soon to
be published in 'Harper's Baz-
aar. with colour photos by fam-
ed Roger Coster, cries out
against the..disappearance of
stately old houses from the
cities here, reports liste.*


Bamboche Room -
/ 4 -

From 8 P.M. to I A.M.
e* Prchestra
Outstanding Artists
Folklore Show


Surrounded by the dealers that have made ICA's success in
possible. Shell's General Manager, Mr. Peter Alacglashen
from. right smiles happily after the wonderful *Au x
suf,. fare at the fete they gore hint last Monday evening.

- 3%..-




Serving Haiti For More Than 30 Years

Pago 4

Sisters Mark Half
Century Of Servici
Thursday at a moving
ceremony in the General H
tal Chapel landmarking
*Soeurs Grises, half century
motion to Haiti, Sister An
superior of the =Filles de I
gesse, of the Provinces, rec
the National Order of Ho
and Merit [Officerl from S
tary of State of Public He
Roger Dorsinville; and S
lienri, one of the original t
Starters in the fifty year e
Was named Knight of the Oi

"Afanise Allen, Miami's Gen
Supervisor for Habanex sa
saw the Clipper go Monday,
fiancee Miss Huguette Gir
and Dad Wilfrid LCanadian c
tractor] were on their way ho
after a wondgrf ul week


B. F. Goodric


made triM



Aux Cayes


y de.


n -Jepfirreport

a Sa-
eived Last week a fire did 4,000 gourdes damage wiping out ten
acres of Mr. Georges Larbehe's pine plantation.
alth, Last week at Petite Rivibre de Nippes, Joachim Gilles cut
sister off several of Fontilus Pierre's fingers in a fight.
three Reportedly here on road asphalting business is French In-
vent dustrialist Georges Maurice ... Esso Engineer Altar Schultz
order. flew in last week ... Here as guest of Liberian Minister
George T. Brewer is British Teacher Hazel Williamson ... Mr.
James Keen of the UN is giving the local UN set-up the once
IP over ... After courses and demonstration Caterpillar expert
Mushovic told host" Bonnefil goodbye and went on to the
41, States ... Les Debats, lost Mr. Maurice Elie as director but
gained Mr. Paul Gaboton ... Antonio Andre takes over as
S Manager of Cap Haitien's National Bank from Louis Vabre
who will manage Les Cayes ... Dr. Paul Murat has left his
Gonaives hospital post to Dr. Lionel Theard, going on to the
Blood Bank ... American Salesman Harry Dreyer, came in
^. from Havana last week to stuldy contract with Tabacs comme
S 11il faut, for selling our tobacco abroad ... Charge d'Affaires of
I,2 Switzerland in Havana, Mr. Ernest Schalatter, passed through
Port au Prince last week ... On dit, that Gerant Respon-
sable Claude Jerome left *La Phalanges, where Luc Grimard
is acting as director and Gerant ... Dr. Nelaton Camille, Ma-
yor of Port au Prince will be presented with Order of Liber-
tador [Officer] by the Venezuelan Ambassador ... Max Elie,
idly a man to be reckoned with, now correspondent cf Editorial
oux Carteles, a powerful chain of South American magazines
con- [Bohemia, Carteles, Vanidades] with their H. Q. in Cuba .
end. The Paris Revue variety show *ti peu burlesque* at the
Casino brought cries for more lights with a 'presque tout
tout nu, girl-act. A red head female guggler got extra illum-
ination and the evening's biggest applause ... Football trainer
r.k Paul Baron hit the top of thl popularity pole this week af-
Ep ter the Austria Haiti draw ... Some mardi gras bands are
going to extremes and singing and acting completely obscene
S ... The Tana band fait trope betisess and -chante chansons
terrible' ... Celebrating fetes this week: Medical student
Farid Sada Tuesday; Alfred Esper, Monday; Mme Guy de
Delva and Michedine Bajeux of Chemin des Dalles, Sunday;
Mrs. Dadou Sendral, Thursday ... Rain this week ending.
four weeks drought in Port au Prince was greeted joyously
by taxi drivers ...
Mr. T. J. Grant, well known in literary circles recuperated
from a month illness after reading Miss Salpetre's ad,
came seeking her in the -Sun- Monday afternoon, but could
not stay till the appointed hour. He denies being the man
mentioned in her ad.
T. J. Major Francis Etienne, Chief of His Excellency's Mili-
I tary House is preparing aLivre Bleu' of the 150th anniver-
sary collection ... Well known lawyer Dabelmar Mentor is
the New *Chef de Bureau' at the Department de Justice ...
LD ,La Phalange' grew lyrical about Shell's ICA on Sunday ac-
claiming it a tonic* for %tired, cars ... UN Specialist Fran-
cisco Aquino flew to the Dominican Republic last week ...
Mrs. Fritz Denis's Lyc6e Musical- gave a concert at the
French Institute 10 last Sunday morning ... Mr. Jean. Ri-
gaud, member of Port au Prince Communal Council flew to
Miami Friday ... Mrs. Lina Mathon flew to the States Tues-
day to further her music -studies at Washington Catholic
University ... Madsea Brothers' spinning mill will reported-
ly be back in action shortly ... The 'Ligue Feminine d'Action
Sociale' will have a radio programme and banquet on their
20th anniversary February 22nd ... Bob Lorraine and his
boys were *success fou, again at the Paramount Radio

Before Sonaco headquarters on the Exposition are seen Al
fine pieces of equipment. In the foreground a 'Sheep's Fo
roller. In background Gardner-Denver Portable Compressor.



Theatre last Sunday ... The Cite La Saline taking an active
part in this year's carnival with a representative float ...
Robert S. Brice threw a party last Thursday for fellow artist
Wilner Lucas at which there were many Foyer des Arts
Plastiques and Centre d'art members ... Valentine party at
the Union School Friday morning: mothers baked cookies and
cakes ... Off the field for three months and hobbling around
on crutches is Violette's Lionel Blanchard who broke a leg
in the Colombia Haiti tournament ... The Charles Fequieres
had a party Tuesday evening ... At the CIC luncheon the
other Wednesday a businessman called Raymond Smith the
indestructible type when he noted his Parker Pen was .t
least twenty years old ... On dit, that residents of ,Bois
Patate, Potato Woods, are writing Mayor Nelaton Camille
to have their district renamed ... Wife: I was a fool when I
married you. Husband: Yes, but I was so infatuated with
you that I didn't even notice it ... The Max Denis gave a
cocktail party Thursday evening for the visiting Petroleum
people ... Geodetic Harry Harris gave Marines Jack Arnold
and Dave Cassidy a royal farewell bamboche Friday nite .
Hans Hass author 'Sea Around Us, is expected in town this 1
month with Vane Ivanovic ... Ecrivain Selden Rodman
.jeeped to Jeremie Wednesday to do research for Guide ...
Tuesday morning environ 6:30 on the road to Thor two plaid
jackets were noted staggering along. When questioned they
admitted the staggering was due to a taxi cab accident ...
Underwater cameraman, deep sea, diver Phil Nash was in- J
vited to sit in a very special seat aboard the ,Barracuda*
last Monday. It proved most comfortable faith was in neigh I
bouring seat ... Pate came to Port au Prince as the ,Kismet
entered the harbour Tuesday. She is a beautiful 58 foot
ketch hailing from the Port of Marion ... Pianist Bob Lor-
raine is asked to please contactt the Doctor he met Tuesday 4
medical history is in the making ... .




PORT-AU-PRINCE, THaiti, Feb. 3.

Adam Powell, the Harlem Negro Congressman, an ardent
Roosevelt 'Democrat-, recently represented our Government "n
,ceremonies celebrating the 150th anniversary of the 'indepen-
*,dence of Haiti. Haiti is a nation of about 3.000,000, mostly Ne-
groes of straight African descent. 9
Most of the others are hybrids of various hues. The lan-
.uge is a French patois larded with African phrases. Powell's
wife is a nightclub pianist known as Hfzel Scott.
The Weekly Sun of Port-au-Prince said she was a native of
'rinridad and reported that, after attending the palace ball cf
IHis Excellency, President Lt.-Gen. Paul E. Magloire, she had
to hurry to Miami to keep a professional engagement.
For this reason, she had to postpone until next April her
charity show for a fund narded in honour of Mme President
Marian Anderson, the noted Negro singer, did give a show
during the festivities. I was told by a member of the Ameri-
can set that she was paid $3,000, a reasonable fee for an artist
of her class and renown, but Andre Roosevelt, a member of the
Oyster hay c/an, who strongly resembles old Theoddre, rimde
further inquiries and heard it both ways.
He heard that she did and she didn't. Under the rules and
I i .. 4 1 ,
discipline of the unions which Miss Anderson and Powell's wife
of necessity must join under the American ,democracy*, both
wouldd expose themselves to heavy fines and other punishment
by giving of their talent free without formal permission.

Mr. Roosevelt keeps an Inn on a mountain 1,500 feft above
the'bay of Port-au-Prince. He is a pillar of society, civilization
and inter-American understanding. His place is called Ibo Lele,
,a voodoo term signifying a-god of the jungle.
He has a swimming pool dangling on a cliff, and be greets
each guest on arrival with a rum punch containing the best ele-
iment~ of pentathol, nepenthe and dolce farniente.
*' The democracy of the American Democratic Party is a never-
ending source df more and more majestic contempt.
After lending his official presence, presumably at the ex-
pense of the American taxpayers, Powell sailed for New York
exhaling assurances of his determination to improve Haiti's con-
dition in the sugar market and to obtain larger grants of pow-
dared milk and American surplus butter for the Haitian people,
who are not well fed.
But, even as his noble sentiments were printed in the Sun
9f Port-au-Prince, the same paper published news of a political
,incident which would have raised howls of fascism, McCarthyism
and Kluxery from Powell and all his political kin had anything
remotely like it happened in the United States.

Two members of the Haitian Chamber of Deputies were. in
jail and one Senator was on the lam. The Government had
.grabbed 18 other prisoners, including five printers, who had
kicked out hostile political dodgers on a job press.
The Haitian Government has my permission to run its own
affairs according to its own laws, constitution and wise judg-
ment. I offer no gratuitous and snobbish judgment on its con-
,duct in this emergency. That would come with bad grace from
a citizen of the nation which suffers equal persecutions from the
:CIO and the AF of L under charter from the Washington Gov-
It is none of my business hew Haiti meets emergencies of
this kind and I would like to do the same to Felix Frankfurter,
1Henry Wallace and La Boca Grande.

So I report excerpts from the Haiti Sun not in reproach to
the Government but as a commentary on the integrity and sin-
cerity of Powell and of the New York Times which, about the
iarne time, was effluviating about the noble significance of the
s.esquicentennial and thrusting a needle into the sensitive ribs

of Rafael Trujillo, the Gismo of the neighboring Dominican Re-
public, with an intimation that he was a Fascist and not, live
Magloire. a 'democrat.

The verbiage of these official communiques is rich in the
vitamins of official casuistry.
The first statement from the Secretary of State of Interior
said that 'even while the entire populace prepared to pay hom-
age to the fathers of our homeland, persons blinded by ambition
*and passion had plotted to create an atmosphere of insecurity
by circulating alarming rumours intended to set citizen against
one another.,
To this end they distributed tracts 'published in contempt
of law, each one more calumnious than the one before,* disclos-
ing a foolish belief that the democratic demeanor of the Gov-
ernment was a sign of-weakness.
But--according to the panel code, public action has been
launched. A search has revealed firearms, sharp weapons.
tracts and seditious proclamations. Accordingly,, like the Nurn-
berg tribunal of Justice Robert Jackson of the U. S. Supreme
Court and the synthetic Brig. Gen. Telford Taylor, the Legisla-
ture at its imminent session would 'launch constitutional pro-
ceedings to permit competent authority to proceed against the
authors of the crimes-men who are protected by immunity-
in accordance with the fundamental charter..

Another communique said that in spite of the constitutional
provisions 'qecreedi by tie Government, other members of the
S. .IIT ,.
Legislature had continued to incite workers and students .o
strike and to cause disaffection among the arrried forces. Ac-
cordingly the Government had ordered the Judge d'Instruction
to take action against them.
In spontaneous indignation against such perfidy, all indus-
try in Port-au-Prince closed down next morning and the business
men and employes converged on the paTace lawn.
Girls who sort coffee beans with their fingers sang a song
of homage to Magloire. and the Presrdent came dlwn from his
balcony and told the multitude that ,I tm obliged once more
to wear my iron pants to suppress some vagabonds.,
Next day again, 'the palace lawn was a seething mass rf
Government employes, political and social groups reaffirming
loyalty to President Magloire.,
The Sun reported that 'from the palace steps beside a huge
oil painting of himself in a General's uniform., the President
'thanked the manifesters for their collaboration.*


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The Man Who Will Deliver Anything

To L.A. From Open Graves To Suds
A hommee d'affaires, who i' He told friend Jimmy Plinto
known as a .exito. to all Latin .got a call from Ciudad Trujill
America was in town at the on one occasion for a special
Splendid for four days this week brand of Salmon with heads t
on one of his bi-monthly south- be delivered to a banquet at Hc
.of-the-border trips. tel Jaragua in 48 hours. He I
Roland Thompson, founder cated said salmon on the oppi
and President of Roland Thomp- site side of the Quincy, Mass
Mon Inc., has earned for himself peninsula at midnight and at
the title of a successful business- a.m. the highway into Quinc
man. His story is a simple one. echoed with wails of twi
He whipped up something from sirens for a police escorted ,co
nothing popping around South teges of royal salmon with head
American doing favours, lifting he made it..
a little cargo here and there un-
til one day he was finally driv- Mr. Thompson gave his ol
ed into big business. For a small buddies, PAA staffers, a styles
service charge he would pur-
chase for his many Latin Ameri- 1
can amigos, anything from ,
Spare parts 'of Gosses bride to A
prematurely weaned elephants,
and. forward, them pronto on
the 'fastest thing smoking. His
promptness, integrity and refu-
sal to take no for an answer
when acquisition of an item was
concerned, built for him in a
very short time a voluminous _
and widespread clientele.
With the improvement of air
service to the most remote parts
of the world with particular emn-
phasis on Latin America, brother
Thompson rode right, in with
the tide: a tidal wave of WE ,
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Rose -Steinberg to Survey c a s do a
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tie use She stat
interior Decorating Here e -
Famous Interior Decorator, proer.'e'
Rose Steinberg, from the United s el 1: 0 Troday
States, will be coming to Haititor 0 ,
to do a survey of the Haitian o c
Interior decorating, by special N-
request of Mr. and Mrs. Dave
Steinberg and Mr. and Mrs. Dave
Cohen, who are also famous per-
sonalities. -
Mr. Steinberg is the origina- --
tor of the celebrated Oxwald
furniture, which is used at beau-
ty .exhibitions throughout the to .
world, while Mr. Cohen is one "v c10
of Boston's largest real estate 11 ."
brokers, and his wife, the fam- ,
ous pianist whose renditions a "
have.thrilled thousands in Sym-
phony. Hall.
They are now staying at the
Villa Creole Hotel in Petion-
.: *lle, and profess themselves
S thrilled with the country. -_ _---




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Orchards Leave But Will Return

rmer residents [here in '47 weeks here this vtlt. dared tlh
48] Mr. and Mrs. Robert N. mighty slopes of the Citadell
ard flew back to the States and shot everything in sigl
nesday noon ending a fif- with a 16 mm movie camera
day Tfsit at the Ashton's for production on television i
Rosa, with friends of the U.S. .Their dog 'Frbre, a
s from their former Haiti co'mpanied them everywhere bi
In 1946 yacht addict Ro- to the President's Ball Tuesda
was sailing in a chartered night for thd visiting Jamaic
iner through Bahamas over Governor, where Mrs. Orchard
uba, and off the Windward visit was immortalised by
ige was caught by a fair meringue dance with His Exce
into the Bay of La Gonave. lency Paul E. Magloire.
g p as t into Port au When he has time, Mr, O
e. After an enjoyable so- chard concentrates on an Avi
here the adventurer re- cado farm in Southern Califc
id to tell his wife about nia, and the Russel Earnes
! and to revisit it with Baum Folding machine company
shortly afterwards. This in Philadelphia.
for two years. Ont April 8th the -Liberty
bert, veteran sailor of some sails for Europe, the Orchids, o
ty five years experience, their way to a motor tour
)wned a ketch, a schooner, Europe, manning her, Robe:
two sloops, went 'down to with the wheel in one hand an
eas in 'Imamaou* the Ash- his kodak in the Other.
yacht during his two

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St. Boule called the Police

,Primely characters
StL RoueI $%tod
By B S dtti

-Le Jour* Monday called the
y police to campaign against a
desperate gang of thugs who
"' operate along the 'wharf de ca-
in botage* added last Thursday to
of their already impressive record
rt of robbery, assault and other
id crimes, the stoning of St. Boule
perhaps in the protection of
his tyres a well-known fou
who was featured in the 'Prince-
ly Characters* column of last
week's 'Sun.'
Police summoned by St. Boule
came too late to catch the mis-
creants. 'These blackguard prac-
tices are intolerable at the bar-
bour says Le Jour.

Beating Of Children

'Le Matin* published a apep
talk, for the League for the pro-
tection of children pointing to
the inhuman extent to whici,
corporal purnfment is carried
out not only by masters in beat-
ing of servants but even by
some mothers themselves.
'The other night at Post Mar-
chand,, the newspaper reports,
'a mother whipped her daugh-
ter so severely that she was
forced to miss three days from
school, so serious were the cuts
and bruises sustained.'
-These actions call for the in-
tervention of the authorities and
of the League for the Protection
of Children:*

What Language is
(- The Sun?n Asks Togrist
S Monday morning when t'hi.
Swedish cruise ship docked in
Port au Prince, a lady touri-i

who was sight seeing, stopped
outside the offices of the -Sun.,
read the slogan carefully The
Haitian English Language News-
paper; stepped inside to ask.
'Say, you think I can understand
your paper? Is it French or Pa.
tois?* She could understand
French, not Creole, she explain-

fajor William Osborne arriv-
ed last month to replace Major
Binks who leaves for the
,U. S. on the fifteenth as as-
sistant chief of the USAF mis-
Coming here with an impres-
sive record: Service in England,
France, Belgium and Germany

Osborne Relieves Binks
-wl At Air Mission

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with the 370th fighter group in
'44, '45, occupation duty in Ger
many '48, action in the Far East
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New Study Of Haiti By
Local American Beauty:
Wrote It Herself
cHaiti is a grand and stimu-
lating phTce. It rs highly inter-
esting to a sweet young Ameri-
, can girl like me, bust 38 in-
* ches, hips 36 inches. Once I was
. Only a beautiful and charming
model, but thanks to the friend-
ly contact of Haitian intellectu-
als I am now more than that.,
These were the words of Miss
Patricia Salpeter, one of the
most popular Americans of this
season in the Pearl of the An-
tilles. She visited our offices
early this week'in order to pre-
sent a pre-putblication copy of
her first book -The Theory,
Practice.. and Value of My Two
Months in Haiti,, which she is
.publishing under a fictitious
name, Dantes Bellegarde.
The redaction extends its
'most vivified felicitations to the
promising young authoress.
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ti's burly
State, lasi
new forei
tal and se
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neck of
chief of t
ment's L
section u
day he w
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of Jamaih

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Arrivals And Departures
nt Paul Magloire, Hai- Hugh's honor, the Foreign Min-
y', beaming Chief of ister put on an elegant ball, and
t week welcomed some the tall, slim governor gamely
gn friends to his capi- accommodated h i s swooping
ent some old domestic waltz style to the fast-beat'in-
on their travels. In tricacies of the Haitian merin-
Prince one morning, he gue. This week President Ma-
the Haitian Order of gloire planned a reception for
3nd Merit around the Sir Hugh and his lady at his
Edward G. Miller Jr., mountain summer home.
the U. S. State Depart-
atin American Affairs While Sir Hugh. laid wreaths
under the Truman A(d- and visited museums, some other
ion. At noon the same travelers inconspicuously depart
welcomed to Haiti Sir ed from Haiti. Senator Marcel
ot, K.C.V.O., Governor H6rard, a political foe of Ma-
ca, and Lady Foot. gloire, who had eluded arrest
three weeks earlier by having
gh was the first Jam- himself smuggled into the Mexi-
ief executive to touch can embassy rolled up in a rug,
npw Haitian soil since received a safe-conduct from the-
overnor Sir Henry Mor- President a6d flew off to Mex-
respectably retired pi- ico. Three lesser oppositionists,
shipwrecked on French like H6rard charged with plot-,

ment, left the Panamanian em-
bassy and headed for Cuba. But
25 others, caught, by the cops,
still languished in jail.
- *Times Magazine, Feb. 15th.

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Translated from the French
The visit that the Governor of hea
.Jamaica together with gracious thi
FLady Foot has made to Haiti as- of
.sumes under present cireum- di'
Stances high symbolic meaning. m:
In accepting the kind invita- th
'tion of the President of the Re- or
public, Sir Hugh has brought us th
ia striking example of the sen- th
Stiments of friendship which bind
,the people of Jamaica to the
.people of Haiti, at the same th
Time, reaffirming the solidity of c1
,he relations which bind Great is
ritain to Haiti and which the b
activityy of the Ambassador of
'her Britannic Majesty, so hap- .
V pily seconded in his mission by
;Mrs. Mill Jrving, has. rendered
i-closer than ever.
The sincerity of these senti-
minents I was able to verify per-
sonally during my visit in King-
ston in 1952. I treasure the mem-
Fory of the cordial welcome
which we, my colleagues- Em-
S :manuel Gabriel Jean-Francois,
"Julien Lauture, Lelio Faublas,
'F Geo. Remponneau and I receiv-
ed from the Governor as well
-as from the people of Jamaica.
Never have I felt so clearly the
.solidarity which exists between
i: the peoples of the Antilles..
Cuba, Puerto Rico, Jamaica
l'and Haiti form the archipelago
of the Greater Antilles whose.
contours show that they belong
all four to the same oro-
graphic system. The volcanic
eruptions. which millions of
years ago lifted them out of the
ocean separated them by arms
of the sea without disrupting
their primitive unity. The is.
land of Haiti' is located at the
cross roads of the structural
lines of the archipelago its
mountain chains being in the
R same direction as the Sierra
Maestra of Cuba to the north ;
the mountains of Jamaica to the
south; the heights of Puerto
Rico to the East.
As a consequence of these up-


of Danies Bellegarde
avals, in a vastly remote past,
ese four islands offer a variety
geological formations and a
versity of vegetable and ani-
al species which, in giving
em a similar appearance, have
rented the development of
heir respective economies in
he same direction.

History has bound .together
he Greater Antilles even more
osely. Upon their soil Span-
bh, French and English have
ended their blood with that of

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were decimated by their con-
querors, qnd with that of the ne-
groes of Africa who, imported as
slaves, uttered on the land of
Haiti the first cry of liberty and
independence And this cry, like
the trumpets of Jericho, made
crumble in the dust, little .by lit-
tle, the monument of centuries
old iniquity "raised in the new
world upon the basis of horrible
race prejudice.

The Greater Antilles have been
not only a bloody battlefield
they have also been the meeting
place of three great contempor-
ary civilizations the Spanish,
the Anglo-Saxon and the French
this last being particularly re-
presented in America by the Re-
public of Haiti.
We believe that the collabora-
tion of these three great cul-
tures can give is vivified as
they are by the young African
sap the solution of the great
problem of education which the

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population of these islands must
inevitably face.

The solution of this grave
problem of education which
Henri Bergson calls the -politi-
cal problem par excellences -
has been sought with courage
and frankness by a Conference
on Adult Education which was
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1952. The resolutions agreed
upon by their seminar constitute
an eloquent declaration of war
against the hideous sore which
is known as illiteracy, and gave
a new elan to the crusade
against the abolition of the
shameTul slavery which ignor-
ance and poverty inflict upon the
masses in our lands. To do away
with ignorance and poverty is to
guarantee in our countries social
peace threatened by the odious
doctrines of racial discrimination
and class struggle Misery and
ignorance cause discontent and
t it is in this discontent of the
masses that subversive doc

trines find their most fertile
Mr. David A. Moore, Director
General of the Intern.tional La-
bour Office, said in Geneva at
the 35th International confer-
ence--- do not believe that so-
cial aspirations are merely ma-
terial. I must declare as forcib-
ly as I can that liberty, 'lemo-
cracy, private enterprise are
concepts void of all meaning for
men who are undernourished,
illiterate, and -living in sordid

I know the intense interest
which is given to these troub-
ling problems by the Governor
of Jamaica and Lady Foot,
whose social action is vividly ap-
preclated by. the inhabitants of
Jamaica. This passionate interest
in the well being of the people
is the finest praise which one
I can bestow upon Sir Hugh and
I his devoted helpmate.

Paul Perigord.

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Victim Claimed By
Bois de Chene Man Trap

Blood stains near the cemetery
Monday morning led to the dis-
covery of an unidentified male
corpse ,evidently victim of a
fall Into the Bois de Chene ra-
vine In lAe darkness of Sunday

This, following the injury
caused to an old lady who fell
in from the Rue Monseigneur
Guilloux, last week, drew pleas
from a daily for hand rails along
the lip of the gorge. Bearing out
these demands a lunatic Merilus
Gabriel fell in two nights later.

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Sunday, February 14th, at 3:30
*La Grande Menace,
At 6 and 8:30 p.m.
'La Ville Abandonnee,
Monday, at 6 pm.
sTapage Nocturne.
Tuesday, at 6 and 8:15 p.m.
La Ville Abandonn6ee
Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Le Pults.

At 8:15 p.m.
'A Girl In Every Port,
Thursday at 6 and 8:15 p.m.
SLes Orgueilleux.
Friday, at 6 and 8:15 p.m.
SLa Ville Abandonnie,
Saturday, at 6 and 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, February 21st, at 6 and
8:30 p.m.
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General Sales Office: 302 Fifth Avenue, New York 1
Aux Cosaques Restaurant
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Gentlemen :
We are planning for sale throughout this continent a printed
linen luncheon set which we shall call ,World Famous Restau-
rant and their Most Renowned Dish., The set will portray in
color just what its title indicates. We plan to illustrate in the
set the 40 most outstanding restaurants covering the most im-
portant cities of the world, especially those frequented by Ame-
rican Tourists. The picture of the Restaurant, its name and its
location, will be printed on the set as well as the name of the
dish which is its specialty.
The set will be sold at a moderate price and with our national
distribution we are certain that a great many thousands of these i
sets will be purchased. The sets will be distributed through the
department stores in every city of any importance in the United "
States and Canada and possibly also in Mexico, Central and
South America. The purchasers will be largely those in th.e
higher income brackets,'people who travel and look for outstand
ing restaurants and appreciate fine food.
Aux Cosaques Restaurant must be included among the top
40 restaurants of the world, and this is why we are writing .o
you. First we want your authorization. Second, we need a
.photograph or illustration of your establishment. Third, we re-
quire the name of the dish for which you are most famous, and
also, we would like to have the recipe of that dish. We ask for .
the recipe because we are certain we are going to receive many
requests for it and we shall supply it, giving you credit for it. I
am sure that this will further publicize your establishment.
The publicity that your restaurant will receive from the sale
of these sets should be most valuable and it shall be yours with-
out any cost at all. All we request of you is the photograph or
illustration of your establishment and the name and recipe of.
your outstanding dish.
We look forward to your early reply. We hope to get our 40
restaurants from the four corners of the world lined up within
the next few weeks and hope to be able to get in production be-
fore the winter is over.
Most cordially yours,
P.S.: Of course, we shall be happy to send you a luncheon set
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Page 11

JACMEL--- Today And Tomorrow
By Selden Rodman present. as well as such distin-

I had occasion last week. as
guide to Mr. and Mrs. Roger
'Baldwin, to make my fifth visit
to Jacmel, a city that has al-
ways occupied a place very close
to my heart. As a poet, Jacmel
has always seemed to me to ex-
press most poignantly the lyric
quintessence of Haiti, just as
Cap Haitien symbolizes with its
violent history and massive ruins
:t 'the epic face of the Republic.
As an art critic. I never tire of
the profusion of beauty with
which those incredible houses,
with their delicate iron columns
and balconies, are piled one upon
another in such a way that from

guished Jacmelians. as Senator
Leon Baptiste and M. Georges
Breton, Doyen of the civil
courts, Emmanuel Francoeur,
lawyer, Juvigny Leroy, journal-
ist, and Joseph Bernard, acting
director-of the UNESCO project
at Marbial. The following morn
'ing, Mr. Baldwin and I ascend-
ed, on horseback and by foot, to
the topmost waterfall of Bassin
Bleu. That afternoon we visited
Marbial. In the evening M. Ray-
mond Vital and his wife enter-
tained us at their beautiful home
and we learned a great deal
about the coffee business, past
and present.

any angle, against the pure blue ""''*T' NS "T
of the Caribbean, their geome- Adding Machines
try and coloration provide the? Calculating Machines
subtlest of abstractions. And in Cash Registers
my present occupation as com-, -'
-piler of a guide to Haiti I find -.
myself moved in still another a
sense moved by the terrible
isolation and neglect of this com
munity, which has. potentially,.
more to offer the discriminating
tourist than Charlotte Amalie,
Montego Bay and Nassau com--
bined. .
We began our trip, of course,
with a trip to the splendid beach ..
at Carrefour Raymond. A sur- THE NATIONAL CASH
prise picnic in our honour was REGISTER CO.

given by Roussan Camille and Agent in Haiti:
his father Colbert Camille, maire O
de Cayes-Jacmel; other mem- L P.O. A oE 59 N
bers of the Camille family were.

to crown that perfect monmnt of
pleasa n companionship. Oneofmany
occasions for drinking Hennessy.

losenh Nadal and o., Distributors

The following morning, after
another visit to Raymond les
Bains, we returned by jeep to
Partly as a result of talks with
all of these well-informed citi-
zens, and partly as a result of a
long early-morning walk through
the streets and along the water-
front, I came to certain conclu-
sions about Jacmel. There are
dozens of Haitians, naturally,
who know more about Jacmel
than I will ever know. Never-
theless it is sometimes possible
for a sympathetic outsider, be-
cause of the very fact that he 2s
outside, and therefore looking at
the matter freshly and with a
certain perhaps naive en-
thusiasm to achieve a worth-
while ahd sometimes even uni-
que insight. When I ask a Hai-
tian friend, for example, to give
me his opinion of my native vil-
lage in the United States, I as-
sume that his insights will be
superior to my own; 1 am too
close to homd to see clear-
ly what goes on under my own
nose whereas he will have few
prejudices or preconceptions to
cloud his vision.
,In the case of Jacmel, I think
I can see clearly that a very few
improvements, involving rela-
,tively little Government expen-
diture could transform a dozing,
isolated Caribbean village into "i
Haitian tourist mecca rivalling
Le Cap and the capital itself.
These minimum improvements
might be considered under three
First, and most important,
would come the matter of roads.
At present only poets, adven-,/
turers, businessmen and luna-
tics will ford a river 87 times to
travel to Jaclnel; nor goes fly-
ing offer any permanent solu-
tion, even assuming that the
Air Force could be expanded
enough to handle a major tour-
ist influx. A road is under con-
struction, running at present a
little beyond Furcy and intend-
ed, when completed, to link up
with the very poor road which
now extends from Jacmel
through Marigot to Seguin. This
will be a road of great beauty,
,cenically, but the trouble with
it from the point of view of
opening Jacmel to tourists i.
that it will require, even when
Completely asphalted, at least
five hours to cover a round
trip of eleven hours motoring !
No. The only practical answer
I can see is to build a paved mo-
tor highway slightly above the
river-bed on the twenty-four
mile stretch between Carrefour

Fauchd and Jacmel. When this
is linked to the present excel-
lent road between Port au Prince
and Cayes already paved al-
most as far as L6ogane it will
provide the means of motoring
between Jacmel and the capital
in little more than an hour in
all weathers. Asphalt the five
miles of road between Jacmel
and Carreour Raymond and at
once Haiti has-a first-class white
sand ocean beach within com-
fortable reach of every tourist
who spends as little as one day
in Port au Prince. Instantly Jac-
mel, with its many other tourist
attractions and vitally import-
ant coffee industry, will have re-'
joined the Republic!
Compared to this, the other
steps required to make Jacmel
a major tourist center require
very little expenditure indeed.
By diverting the city's sewage
outlet, which at present empties
into a sink-hole below sea level
on the waterfront, the present
uninhabited strip of land which
lies between the harbour aid
the city streets could be turned
into an attractive park. This
strip is flat and already covered
with grass. Jacmel's two excel-
lent pensions, the Excelsior and
the Craft, could be expanded to
take care of the first influx of
visitors. Later on, a deluxe ho-
tel could be built, either above
the city or at Raymond les Bains

The series of natural basins
forming the source of the Ti
Riviere, west of Jacmel, consti-
tute a tourist attraction equal in
drawing-power to the ocean
beach if they could be made
a little more accessible. These
natural swimming pools lie less
than five miles from the city but
at present require five hours [on
horseback and on foot] for the
round trip. The awe-inspiring
beauty of this series of sparkling
waterfalls and milky-blue catch-
basins must be seen to be believ-
ed. The water is pure, and deep
- we were unable to touch bot-
tom in two of them --- and the
jungle surrounding them has
hardly been touched by human
hands. During the descent we
counted twenty different varie-
ties of edible fruit within one
stretch of half a mile. Even an
adequate trail, and a supply of
horses, would be enough to bring
the miracle of Bassin Bleu with-
in range of everyone.
Does any locality in Haiti -
or in the world have more to
offer ?

A Look At Projected
Jacmel Road From Air
Engineer Arsene Magloire re-
cently studied from the air the
Jacmel Port au Prince road
over the La Selle range, being
made my the Dutch firm Boha-
ma already at work on the pro-

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Page 12

Cardinal Si. Juite, the Fireworks Tycoon
There are hundreds of amateur fire works makers in Port
au Prince ... little boys who make their Chlorats from sulphur
and charcoal. And their fire-works constantly claim the lives o0
their users. At Jeremie, last month, three people were killed I,
E Chlopat explosion, and there were many others before them.
The only professional maker of these dangerous toys in Port
au Prince is Cardinal St. Juste, who bears this distinction mod-
estly. He does not operate a mechanically operated factory. He
makes everything but the basic elements in the production of
these miniature bombs. And he has but four aides.
His is a hazardous occupation, but he claims he loves it :
*After all,, he explains. 'there is nothing else to do I have
built my house [it is not yet finished and I shall go to the
States in March to get another hand......*
'Another hand?, Yes! He lost his hand in the manufacture
of one of his 'bombs.' It happened at Bolosse, on a bright June
afternoon, two years ago. He says he was holding the 'bomb.
in his left hand, packing it. He cut the fuse and POOF! His
eyes open wide as he Leils it: 'My hand she is gone.*
Such an accident might have convinced any other man that
fireworks are too dangerous. Not so St. Juste! He admits they
are dangerous but he continues to make them. He says he loves
it [because there is nothing else to do.']
In 1947 his home bad been blown up ... His world tumbled
about his ears [quite literally].
It happened on a still night, getting on toward morning,
when thieves broke intq his home. Not contented with clean-
ing out his portable possessions, including his money, they set
fire to the building. The store of fire-works, which the thieves
had overlooked, exploded, showering the sky with gaily coloured
stars, rending the night with one great ,SALUT-, and leaving,
beneath its clouds, six dead bodies.
St. Juste's mother-in-law, htf two sons, the cook, her so.i,
the watchman dead, all of them. St. Juste escaped by the
skin of his teeth. His wife, too, was spared.
St. Juste says that consideration for Public life and proper-
ty motivated his moving his workshop immediately afterwards.
Other sources claim that the firemen instigated, or even demand-
ed the change in location. Be that as it may, his quaint little
workshop is now 'on the hill*, though far from being -on the
Happy, exuberant, his moustached lips ever moving in a
smile, a song, or some tale of past adventure, St. Juste con-
tinued to ply his dangerous trade. The trade he had learned
twenty-seven years ago in Santo Domingo in the city of Ciu-
dad Trujillo. His tutor was Enrique B de Leon a master of the
art of fireworks making. He took Cardinal St. Juste with him
to Puerto Rico, after they had worked together for more than
two decades in Ciudad Trujillo, St. Juste spent twenty-fi'e
Years in all away from his native Port au Prince, twenty four
of them in Ciudad Trujillo.
He learned the suicidal art of making fireworks when he
was only twenty years old. and since then he has continuously
practiced it, regardless of personal risk.
St. Juste says that he sells his product at a reasonable rate.
The rockets with saluts he sells for 10 dollars per dozen: those
-. with stars go for 15 dollars, while fire-crackers cost 20 cents per
dozen. He says he could ask more no competition.
His profits should be quite high: he makes his own gun-povw-
der. And at Christmas time, at Carnival time, or even on the
Fourth of July -when' the American Embassy patronizes his
.firm, his product is extremely saleable.
But is it worth it? His mother is still alive, his wife and
five children are dependent on him, and what Is more they love
him. Is it fair to the little ones all between-the ages of th!r-
teen years aniff thirteen months to expose them to destitution,
to keep them qver fearful for their father's life? But then, as
S St. Juste says. 'There is nothing else for me in Port. I buil'
L my house an' in March go to States an' 'put han' back.,
So his unfloored home beside the dusty highway, not yet
S .paved, a home that is still to be painted, that needs steps, more


than consoles him for the loss of a limb. It is his reward for a TR.ANS.LATIION SE IVICE
life of hazard as well as toil. He is lucky at that you know, Person with good educa-
to have only lost a hand in twenty-seven years ... his left hand tional background offers his
services for translation .in :
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year's carnival, Captain Fritz Box 38
Brierre Mr Max Bisninthe Telephpne : 3294

.D IVI E-. I.ad t,
Misses Claire Denis and Caridad
Apollon, Mesdames Alcide Du-
viella, Elie Villard, and Edgard
Buteau, have a big task select-
ing the four Carnival Queens,
especially in the South zone
where 14-year-old Claudette Mer-
zier, on Avenue Magloire Am-
broise, 17-year-old Nicole Jean
Baptiste, from the ruelle Wagg,
Rue Edmond Paul's 19-year-old
Emillie Faine, and Gishle De-
houx, 17-year-old from ruelle
Marcelin are all in it.
In the East they have 22-year-
old Lucienne Herard from sec-
ond ruelle Jeremie, and in the
NortR 20-year-old Jeanine Tho-
mas who brightens the rue Pa-
vee scenery.

Dr. M. A. Borde, graduated
pediatrician of John Hopkins
University, has changed his
office address to 147, Avenue
Christophe. Consultation hrs:
3 to 6 p.m. Monday through


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Last Saturday Miss Theska
Barella and Mr. Guy Roux were
led to the altar by the groom's
-father Mr. Jacques Roux, and
,:Mrs. Thomas Lafontant at Pe-
;tionville's St. Peter's church.
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The most unique, remarkable
and now beloved ship ever to
visit Port is the Swedish Lloyd
cruise ship 'Patricia., 61 mem-
bers of her crew are females.
90 per cent are blondes includ-
ing the' Queen of Sheba who is
assistant bar man. Swedish dic-
tionaries are on sale at La Cara-
velle. The ship is due again
on the 28th.

Lorraine Dora returned Satur-
day from San Juan reporting pro
gress of her Haiti shop in the
"Caribe Hilton and the addition of
a ceramic and sculpture depart-
ment in the -atelier, to train
Puerto Ricans
Wife of 20th Century Fox Pre-
sident Sypros Skouras, arrived
with her daughter, son-in-law,
,Dr. George Rowler, and Secre-
tary Evelyn Generalis aboard SS
Olympia yesterday.
Wedding march at St. Anne's
on Saturday, January 30th was
for Miss Leonie Daguindo and
Mr. Samuel Bonhomme.


Leaving Port au Prince after a
day taking in a folklore show 7-t
Cabane Choucoune and, the
sights around town, Miss Etbrl
Weinstein, famous Massachu-
'setts lawyer, Secretary of Ame-
rica's UN Ambassador, flew to
the States Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Esper ce-
lebrated their thirtieth happy
married year Wednesday night
at their La Fleur du Ch6ne
Young Emmanuel Saieh was a
year older Thursday.
Mr. Kurt Fisher, recently ap-
pointed Austrian Consul Gen-
eral here, entertained the -Wack-
er, football team at Les Trols
Mousquetaires. on Tuesday even
ing and invited Haitian football-
ers, members of the Football
Federation, Sports bureau, and
the juibiliant Austrian colony.

Miss Louise Sambour will
walk up the aisle of Sacre Coeur
at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 6th
and promise to honour and obey
Dr. Maurice Brutus.
Raymond Deeb left to continue
his studies in New York by the
S.S. Ancon last Sunday.

tain and Mrs. Jacques Etienne,
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Ashton,
Mrs. Robert Folsom and Miss
Eve Blickensdorf. The Comman-
der was sailed to his Frigate by
Captain Marcel Fort on the
Col. Vincent Elmore .US mili-
tary.attache in Havan,a,.also ac-
credited here was in town at the
Ibo Lele this week on a regular
The Caleb Elliots held a re-
ception Tuesday evening to hon
our visiting executives Mr. and
Mrs. Hasler.
Captain Burchett of the Geo-
detic Survey was in Puerto Rico
this week consulting with the
Commander of the 72nd Strate-
gic Reconnaissance Wing con-
cerning aerial survey.
At stylish Saturday evening
reception, venue: the Bourdon
home of Mr. and Mrs. Marcos
Talamas of Grocery Bazaar Na-
tional, the engagement of Miss
Talamas of -Bazaar de la Poste.
to Toufik Jaar of Grocery -Gal-
lery Dessalines.,
Aux Cayes had its big wedding
of the winter season Thursday

morning, at 7:00 when Miss Re-
-:0:- n6e Loubeau and Mr. Gerard Che
Max Perpignan, Pierre R. valier knelt before the Cathedral
Mouscardy, Misses Margot Mous altar. Matron of Honour was
cardy, Denise Ducasse, Lucienne Mrs. Victor Chevallier, groom's
Joseph and Prima Rameau super mother; Dr. Edmond Loubeau,
convaired to Havana this week bride's father was bestman.
on a pleasure trip.

Reverend Tottey Harty, Chief
of the Methodist Church in the
Caribbean," arrived in Port au
Prince Tuesday for the Synod.
Peruvian diplomat in Domini
can Republic Daniel Camino
Brent is staying with the Peru-
vian Minister in Port au Prince,
Mr. Alberto Perez Saez.

Miss Adeline Guilbaud will
soon be leaving on a singing
scholarship to Canada.

. Commander Wilkenson of the
Royal Navy enjoyed a Sunday
S- of relaxation at the Ashton
beach at Arcachon with Embas-
sador and Mrs. Dagnino and Am
bassador Alberto Perez Saez, Caip


Sally Goggin, daughter of Vice
President of Ask Mr. Foster,
Travel Service is back after five
years for a Hotel Choucoune va-
cation from Cos Bos, Connecti-
Charles E. Barreyre who fell
and seriously injured his head
last weekend is still in a criti-
cal state at the Asile Francais
suffering from amnesia.
American Ambassador and
Mrs. Roy Tasco Davis gave a
dinner party at their Bourdon
residence Friday evening and a
preview showing of a movie of
Dr. Milton Eisenhower's recent
trip to Latin America. Present
were Minister of Finance and
Mrs. Lucien Hibbert, Minister

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of Commerce and Mrs. Daniel
Heurtelou, Mr. and Mrs. Frede-
rick Hasler, Mr and Mrs. Caleb
Elliot, Mr. and Mrs. George Pol-
ley, Ambassador of Peru and
Mrs. Alberto Perez Saez, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Nadal, Mr. and Mrs
Hill and Miss Eve Blickensdorf.
Last evening Sacha Thebaud.
son of Dr. and Mrs. Jules The-
baud, threw a ball at Hotel Ci-
tadelle for his young *amis..
Clifford Brandt is convales-
cing with a broken shoulder sus
tainted, it is reported, when he
jumped out of a high bed during
a nightmare this week.
Axel Etheart will wed Mile
Yolaine Sansaricq at Eglise St.
Louis in Jeremie next Saturday
at 6 p.m. Port-au-Princien friends
are chartering an Army plane
eliminating transportation diffi-
Mrs. Toufic Abraham has re-
turned from New York and the
wedding of her daughter May to
American Hyder. Mrs. Abraham
was accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. Edouard Esper.
Mrs. Sagasta, mother-in-law
of Firestone manager Vic Lamp
son is in town awaiting the ar-
rival of the expected.
Mrs. Franco, wife of the man-
ager of El Rancho, arrived from
San Juan last weekend.
The Hotel Choucoune has re-
servations for Dean Acheson
and a party of five.
The Committed of the Violette
Athletic Club gave a supper at
Aux Cosaques Wednesday even-
ing for the Howard Fletchers,
Jamaican friends of Haiti who
entertained the Violette team on
their visit to Kingston. The sup-
per ended the following morn-

Visiting Haiti today on the
New Amsterdam are Mr. and
Mrs. William Gunter of Cumber-
land, Maryland. Mr. Gunter, a
friend of Ambassador and Mrs.
Davis, is a member of the Board
of Education of the State of
Maryland and a prominent law-
Messrs. George H. Hargreaves
and Lawrence J. Cummings ar-
rived Thursday on a special In-
stitute for American Affairs

Mr. "Dantes Bellegarde is New
York bound today.
Paul Magloire is going to New
)rk today accompanied by his
wife Danielle.
Gina Trouillot is going to the
Embassy in Washington today.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Has-
ler return to the North tomor-
Frank Votava, Bata director
is in the States on business.
Joseph Sampson and family
arrived from Miami Thursday
and went to Aux Cayes.
Dr. Thomas D. Sears, invest-
ment counsellor of Santa Bar-
bara, California, is here for the
day on the New Amsterdam.
Dr.'Sears is an old friend of Mrs.
Helen Williams and Dr. Paul
Mrs. Marcel Villard is recov-
ering from a broken right arm
received Sunday when she slip-
ped and fell entering her Tur.
geau home.

After successful concerts here,
talented French violinist Miss
Colette Frantz, accompanied by
pianist Nicolas Astrinidis flew
to Ciudad Trujillo Monday for a
two-performance tour, then on
to Panama.
Four ships of the U.S. Navy
dropped anchor in Port au
Prince this week end : USS
Leyte, USS Chasta, USS Strick-
land, and USS Hardhead, a sub
- named after crew selected
from fish.

The Louis Gebaras greeted
Gilbert last week. Mom Ruby,
nee Kouri, and her big son are
enjoying the best of health.
The Garvey Laurents welcom-
ed Bertrand, Monday. Both Ma,
and son are fine.
Pierre Gousse Jr. dropped in
to stay last Sunday at 2 p.m.
Mrs. Pierre Gousse Sr. and her
9-pound son are strong and heal-
Double order for the Gerard
Carmeleau Antoine household
last week. The twins girls -
are reported doing fine.

Film Star Sings At Occide
Jeanty Tonight '
The New York Opera's thirty-
four-year-old lyric soprano June
Preston will give a concert in
the Occide Jeanty orchestra
shell 7:30 tonight.

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with a quick prayer that his
whistle might bring enough help
to scare away these beasts. In
what seemed ages later he heard
shouts, then the thumb of a club
on clothes-covered bodies. A shot
rang out and a bloody knife fell
seconds later. Then a calm,
warm voice soothed him with an
'oKay, Corporal- You're safe
now., He looked six feet up to
the pleasant, strong face of
Rookie Patrolman Samuel J.
Battles, the first Negro Police-
man in Manhattan. -Thanks',
gasped Hayes, 'You're the real

thing-- So began the fabulous
police career of Commission
Samuel J. Battles, a recent visi-
tor to Port au Prince.
Actually, Comm. Battles, en-
tered life setting records. On his
day of birth January 16, 1883,
he and his mother Annie Delmar
set a new record in New Bern,
N. C., for size and weight. He
weighed 16%i pounds at birth.
Both of his parents were ex-
slaves who had purchased their
freedom. His childhood consist-
ed of hard work and study -
mostly informal education.

Personality Of The Week
(Continued from Page 1)

In the year 1899, young Bat-
tles moved out of the South
with 16 years of living experi-
ence behind him and cast his
lot with Crosley Woolen Mills in
East Glastonbury, Conn. Three
years later he yielded to the ad
venturous call of New York City
and settled down to the tedious
existence of day-time waiter and
night school student. In 1905 he
got on at Grand Central Ter-
minal as a Red Cap. It was
here that he made the contacts
and developed the reputation
which resulted in his appoint-
ment on June 28, 1911. He was
the first Negro policeman in Man
'hattan and as such was' often
forced into a dangerous middle:

"Haitian American Asso.
President Speaks At
Wednesday Luncheon
Mr. Frederick Hasler, Haitian-
American Association of New
York President, arrived Tuesday
afternoon arid spoke at the week
ly Wednesday luncheon of In-
ternational Commerce Club ,,t
the Riviera, telling of the Asso.
ciation's aim and progress.
Founded 1950 to promote bet.
ter understanding between Hai-
tnan and Ameican businessmen,
the Association has one hundred
and two active members, inc]ud-
ing a board of diit cctrs to v.hih-
Messrs. Roger Boucard and Ray-
mond Flambert have recently
been elected.

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some of his less democratic su-
periors on the force plotted con-
stantly to *sell his down the
rivers, whUe too many of the
then-flourishing Gangs were try
ing to float him down the river.
His intelligence, sense of hu-
mour, rigid self-discipline, physi
cal prowess he is still erect
and formidable in appearance at
71 years of age and unshake-
able bonesty and sense of duty,
soon won out and by 1926, he
haT" gained a host of respectful
friends, an unimpeachable repu.
station and the rank of Sergeant.
Nine years later he became a
Lieutenant. During this period
he not only carried out his du-
ties in excellent fashion but
carried a full schedule of civic
activities in all of which he soon
held administrative posts. Many
of these organizations, such as
the well-known New York Po-
lice Ahletic League were asso-
ciated with the development of

. don't say "dutch beer" but always:

'Heineken Beer

(.the best beer of all dutch beers )

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underprivileged youth. He ser
ed as 2nd Vice President of PA
and a member of the Board. I'
recognition of and appreciation
for the specialized ability and)
experience of this man, the Gov.
ernor of the State of New York
appointed Lt. Battles as a Com,
missioner of the New York City
Parole Commission. He was the
first Negro so honoured.

Now retired since January 4,
1950, Comm. Battles helps his
son to operate a large lucrative
store in the very neighbourhood'
which he helped to wrest from.1:
gangdom and restore to the pro-'
gressive, peace-loving Americans
who have so admirably develop-
ed it. In the winter, the Com-
missioner and his charming, at-
tractive wife, laze in the Carib-
bean sun, most recently in our
Pearl of the Antilles to which
they promise to return to con-
tinue a well-earned rest.

Mr. Hasler, co-director Chemi-
cal Bank sand Trust, President.
of Hasco., is founder as well
as President, and co-founder
Noustas is one of the Directors,
while Mr. Arthur Herres is Vice
President. '

Dumarsais Estime's
Estate For Sale

cHaiti Journals announced
that sale of late ex-president
Estime's $290.233.33 estate two
Saturday from today [27th] 'has
authorised by the Civil Court
and will be supervised by nota-
ries Maurice Avin and Joseph

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Page 16

Jamaica's I

((Greatest Exp
Continued from Page 2
solaced himself in his great dis
appointment by treating the Con
mander of the Burghead Bay
J. Wilkenson, and officers, to
5 7 cocktail spree at the Rivi
era, with buffet, where he anc
his wife won the reputation of
top bracket hosts.
The Governor and his fair par
ner were not left to endure the
perils of Jacmel, the heroism of
the Chief of the Haitian Air
force Colonel Edouard Roy was
equal to the demands of the oc-
casion and he picked up the cou-
ple and transported them back to
Port au Prince at -1:00 p.m.

The weather intervened again
when the reception which Pre-
sident Magloire planned to hold
in the Presidential residential
villa at La Boule had to be trans-
ferred to the blue neon lit Na-
tional Palace. At 10:00 p.m. the
President escorted Lady Foot
into the hall and the show was
on. Sir Hugh and his Lady who
had had some practice at merin
guing it up* danced till morning.
At two o'clock the distinguished
ladies and gents went home.
Lady Foot's curtsey was a mira-
cle of gracious perfection and
received a tremendous ovation.
At ten the Governor, elbows on
the table with the Port au
Prince press gave repetitions of
former utterances, a ,disserta-
tion on the attractions of Haiti
and the kindness of the inhabi-
tants thereof, regaling them with
the very best cigars, and the re-

After the press conference on
Wednesday morning the Govern-
or and Lady Foot visited the
-Centre d'Art and the Foyer des
Arts Plastiques before going to
see the Episcopal Church mu-
They lunched with Pastor Mc-
Connell head of the Methodist
Church here now having a sy-
nod, and in the early afternoon
Isady Foot met the members of
the Red Cross Central Commit-
tee, led by President Dr. Louis
Roy, following which she accom-
panied her husband on a tour
:v of the Ceramic Centre of Na-

Governor Ends

ierience of Life))
tional- Education.
3- On Wednesday evening, Comn
n mander Wilkenson, RN, of the
, Burghead Bay entertained hun-
i dreds of Port au Princiens a-
- board the ship, illuminated com-
d pletely even the rigging --
f for the occasion, appearing
against the horizon to be some
new constellation.
e In the meantime Sir Hugh
f and Lady Sylvia saw Wackers,
* beat our National team twelve-
one, and wondered how many
- they would compile against Jam-
aica; went on to the Casino for
dinner, where they saw the Pa-
ris Revue, and danced till mid-
At six o'clock next morning
they were up to attend services
at the Methodist chapel, and at
nine they said farewell to the
President at the National Pal-
ace. President Magloire gave
the Governor and his Lady
two souvenir albums contain-
ing all the pictures taken
of their visit, and a magnifi-
cent standing ashtray made of
the rarest and most precious of
Haitian woods. The Governor,
as a return token presented two
boxes of Jamaica cigars.

At nine forty five the Gov-
ernor started the return voyage
after shaking hands all around
including -the faithful photogra-
pher Ti Charles who had raced
up the side of the Citadelle by
a short cut to meet the Govern-
or as he reached the top and get
an actual photograph of him at-
taining the summit, thus win-
ning the incredulous admiration
of Lady Foot and' the rest of
the party.

Round Table Discuss
Voodoo Again t

The third history making step 1
in the advance of Haitian
thought was made at the Nation-
al- Tourist Office when the
Round Table members got toge-
ther on subjects like *Private
and Public Cults of Voodoo [as
seen by Mr. Michelson Hyppo-
lite] and The Role of Dance in B
Voodoo [from Mr. Lamartinlere a
Honorat's viewpoint].


had been take
fit. His funer
testimony to t
he was held,
ers preceding
The ,Haiti
belated and s
to his wife a
A minute's
served before
Haiti football
night in respe
who built thi
the 21st of Ja
shortness of
which the je
and held the
as the pilot t
6,000 ft. in a v
came down st
levelled off at


Pierre Etheart
d from Page 1 E I
en after a fainting ,
al Wednesday bore (l R' 1
he esteem in\which r
wreaths of flow.. Haiti's Most Luxurious Hotel.
his coffin. -
Sun, presents its f
sincere condolences Luncheon Dinner Dancing Dail.
nd children.
silence was ob-
silence was 01- Special Dinner Dance
re the Austria -
match Wednesday Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
ct for the engineer
e stadium. Evenings
rjet Thrills Shows by National Folklore Tro

From Page r Monday and Friday 8 p.m.
january due to the .

.s coud rn'aon, Featuring Haiti's No. 1 Drumminne
ts couldn't land,
crowd mesmerised T "o
.ook the ship to .'
vertical climb and '
right to 100 ft., "_ ______ _lll l l
just under-sound IU
.. ... nai.; -Tv9 ; wdw *o *,y iI

carrier speed, screaming like a
tortured pig, swooping' straight
up doing three or four slow
rolls, levelled off at 6,000 feet,
banked and came in again for
another pass. While the hun-
dreds of spectators that had
mushroomed around the airfield
ducked for their lives, the jet
came in twice more.
First Basketballers
Jamaica Bound Friday
Continued from Page 1
Sunday, are many local support- I
ers, among them Organiser Joce-
lyn MacCalla, Mayor Nelaton
Camille of Port au Prince, and
Mr. Fernand Magloire, President
of the 'Friends of Jamaica Sov
11-Year.old Attempts
Continued from Page I
'Le Nouvelliste,, and Artist
Jean-Marie Durand impulsively
offered his shirt to wrap and
warm the child on his way to
the hospital. Lieutenant Georges
Elie Fils directed the 'opera-
Next week read about -the
visit of Joe Mullen, 34-year-old
Chief pilot manager of flight j
operations of Aero Service; and
'erial Photographer Richard
frown in Haiti on a SPECIAL
IISSION, waiting for one clear.
loudless day.

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