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Gleaner, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1936, Kingston, Kingston PAGE TWELVE THE DAILY GLEANER MONDAY NOVEMBER 2 1936 The Daily Gleaner The Daily Gleaner MONDAY ADV IM MA1 BIRTHS Ir to Sf 30 to Cotf or t for S I nts iM LOST AND 2 M CLUBS AND A9 I M I Btr per weex 14 10 210 Df 1 0 tj 11 g r till HI to p m mo Editorial Omc Government Schl THE EDITOR a recent has adopted tne nom de plume of vet I notice that he has only dta v ith he question h know i.e pe of tne is Technical uni Commercial tne department being botn and every I am that the point mv first WHS mat dealing tne Continuation department nf for -AC all know tnat the Stnt schools are on- Rested and owing to age limns many pupils have to before getting 3 thorough grounding in the sixth ard I would like to be told of would be a continuation school the admittance such an institution is based upon the passing of difficult entrance examinations of a standard similar to a 1st year Pupil Teacher's I should think critic is expecting too much from congested elementary Schools With regards to the tec I not say it was exorbitant but why should one department pay twice as as the other whilst I am sure that the are in estimation an electrical engineer or a dressmaker is bound to be Tiore in- dependent and better recognised than a stenographer or book keeper I am etc PARENT Kingston Oct 1936 of Credit Here THE the Hon Hugh Clarke's statement in your issue of day that every so much for bad debts when fixing the jelling price of his reminds me of a conversation I had with a prominent merchant in Kingston yeara ago I remembered that his name figured very often in the list of 1 or bankrupts and I did not know how be stood it His reply was that's all right we make enough out of the shopkeeper before he goes bankrupt to recoup any loss if lie be- a and he added quite frankly with a smile and out any suggestion that it was besides which we oass on a man to another merchant if we think he becoming shaky On my gestion that this seemed sn immoral procedure he remarked Ohl no we all do it and take our chances as to who gets hit I am etc W P CLAKK Mandeville October 29 1938 The Payment Of THE agree with Mr H Leo Brown in his version at the meeting held at Mowatt Hall Hope Road that poor people's taxes should be token in instalments It only on Monday of this week inst that a man went to Tree and handed out of the I amount of which he should pay and the Collector refused to accept it I I did not know that such was the I present rule at Half Way Tree As you win doubtless remember some years it decided in the Legislative that the people St could pay their taxes in in- getting receipt's for the paid agd allow them time to the balance It in the year 1914 or 1915 when President of the Mount ranch of the Jamaica Agricultural that the people complained to of the difficulty for them to of the taxes raised to get the balance There danger of getting into raised and very often the could Sot paid After due consideration OP he I wrote to the Hon E F H then the member for St Andrew in the Legislative Courvil and the matter fully to him The morning the Gleaner had ii on front page that the people of St upper should pay their In instalments This was bem all the time and I don't know when the change has taken place feel that tbe Government out among the taxpayers can pay and will not pay ind who pay Those who CJP should bt made to pay and cannot pay should be considered If for no reason may fO free of taxes then let ns of the land for which the are owed be taken by portions pay the taxes the got for the land and the balance to the owner This Mn or her tn better M la many cases these poor land and hive no it T am R C FRANCIS tt 19 1938 w In ii MI I j tiM d H ft w yearn as i lothed a simple in an ordinary suit anil a straw hat he attended tbe laving of the of tlie Memorial k i H MI i similar he 1 number in who thought lie should nine resplendent in and glittering imagined that nv of bis attire would affect the feelings of the common towards son nml the Throne We knew ter f a ami truer of setine of liave those who imagined tha the er not iho of for in the world and what towards him itt he would not for what some lovers of unnecessary show might think of but his have we have said a real significance and are not the result of impulsive mental met-plr in attending the at the Vimy Rid go in France year it was noticed that he went in a coal and it has rumoured either in morning or in coat he will lay a wreath at the foot of the laph in London on November And now read in this telegrams that on Friday night last he departed from another tradition when at the first dinner party at Buckingham Palace held during his reign the famous Royal gold was left to repose on the sideboard while the fourteen guests present ate their meal off like the ordinary people of land These are indications of the dem tendency of the King and of his monarchy It was long ago observed that he showed a livelier interest in the condition of the com- mon people a deeper knowledge of that condition than any of his line before him And when the miners strike was at its bitter height in having been part of the tive general strike but prolonged beyond that the then Prince of surprised all England by sending a generous contribution to the fund opened by the miners and their sympathisers for the tenance of their suffering families Fie dissociated the strike and its from the situation of the men women and children who had to endure great hardships he thought of that situation not in terms of economics or politics but in terms of humanity Therefore he did what his heart prompted and what his mind also that act has never been even Socialist and Radical papers today of it and say openly that in the Eighth England a democratic monarch The truth is that the King is not only direct simple and democratic by disposition but is entirely aware that we are living in an age when Kingship is not judged by its trap pings and its traditions merely but by iu practical spirit its fulness its ability to identify itself the feelings and of the people He is himself a but he knows that England composite nation his sub lefts have to earn their living the sweat of their brow live in the simply do not gn abont ami swanking as though all existence swagger and swank So he goes to Vimy in a morning coat and at his first dinner party at Buckingham Palace his guests are served on china instead of on gold and if he is on a holiday he dresses in holiday attire and not consider fhat a duchess is something sacrosanct while a lady the plain of Mm is far her Vr k ibis heard a great liii aud ing making on tin beard from ilie American in thosf Mine weeks lit did in IK h 10 Turkey IT to England and and Yu- he working for the of ei adly an ou mus occasions he to South America and pro j muted British trade relations with the countries of that It is said of him that one day he was riding in the streets during his father's lifetime lad in uniform H man a iu There one of tbe idle rich juirk as a flung this Kith if like hut I damned if idle And that is true He is necessarily rich but he would gladly isee every subject of his well and comfortably off ana even though rich he will not act as though a deep gulf yawned between j and people He knows ilian any oilier living man that he has the love of his peo pie because he loves them iu re- I urn He will probably go down iu history as The People's King Why Name It was Sir Stubba who first perceived that a road along the might be useful as an additional driveway for the of St Andrew visitors from the country aud visitors from the seas also So he de- to have one constructed prison labour He made no to-do about the idea he is the sort of man that hates any kind of fuss Nor would he agree to spending large sums of money ou the project his view was to get lie track laid out to have a path connecting Kingston with the of Pqrt Royal and then as time went on that road could be ly improved That indeed is what be mentioned to the present writer in 1932 and be also realised that some development ok Port Royal might and should follow from the construction of the road He thought that if an ing person or two set up places of entertainment in the town that would prove an attraction but he was too careful to anticipate thing wonderful all at once He knew that here would at first make much use of the new way when it was completed bnt that afterwards as the novelty off their activity would en He knew that tourists would like to visit Port Royal as one of the historic towns of the West In- dies but he did not see such ists having but a short time in the island abandoning an opportunity of visiting rural Jamaica in favour of Port Royal Port Royal in fact in his mind was to be an addition to what we had for the use of our selves and to show to other sons and for that reason his way would serve a useful purpose We can state all this with an lute certainty and we firmly be- lieve that he was right He took a moderate and balanced view in this respect as he did in most other things he went ahead with his idea feeling certain that it would be ried to completion by succeeding Administrations The road is now opened there will be a rush to use it at first as Sir Edward an- this rush will then die down lo traffic of ordinary tions Meantime enterprising per sons will put up a Night Club with i dancing ball and a modern bar or two and we may a few cottages where the sandflies are not particularly obnoxious and the sea air in refreshing all the year round So far so good And now not name the there any place or thing in Jamaica named after Wf There may be hot we at this moment can not recall a single one We have heard of none in Kingston Yet roads as well as streets bear the of penons who have been specially with Jamaica or to whom Jamaica believes that it has owed something And if there can be an Road why should aot be a Koad the new artery which be thought of aud began and which might not have been thought of but for hit He is one of tbe Governors that the genera non of Jamaica will never furget and future generations will lead of him also He did much in his cynical son of war he sincerely desired the of this country Borne of tbf things that lie helped 10 bring about may to undergo change aud tion but tbe of what he did the sugar and the rum industries of Jamaica owe him much the banana not think ungratefully of him he spent a very large sum of money on road extension and be in the of Jamaica us now give slight illustration of uur preciation of him let us give this road his name We feel tain that the Governor the Mayor of the Municipality and every one else connected with Jamaica will be only to agree with this that We wuh to congratulate the Dispensary ou in on its on the ii has made aud still makes tu foster iu thousands of a of in- dependence and the necessity of for adequate aud medical in time j of auk new It one of the ca of we with gratitude Diamond Jubilee The last of The City sary has been sent in us in it is contained a brief history of an in- which has lived for sixty and which has steadily grown with passing decade As everybody knows the reason of it to provide by ro ation and a small subscription medical attendance aud medicine in sickness for persons who cannot ford to pay the ordinary doctor's bills and who do not care to go to the Public Hospital In other words the City Dispensary was in- tended to encourage independence among and also to safeguard against lack of medical attention hundreds and thousands of able persons in Kingston It was started by men whose names still live in our memory Enos William Morrison George Levy F C Wright Benjamin Franklin W Clarke Murray George we have not forgotten they were men who strove to assist their ia Jamaica and they did not strive sat yeara ago was started and in spite of vicissitudes since then it is still one of our most helpful voluntary public services It has done a great deal for the middling orders of our city's It will continue to do even more The medical fraternity has shown so far as we have ever heard or known no jealousy of it no dis- position to obstruct it The several doctors connected with have been and are able and conscientious and although one now and then meets with tbe belief that doctors neglect patients from whom they can receive but little that is nothing but a supposition and a calumny Professional honour impels the man to do his best when he undertakes any work and tors often work for nothing manity inspires the physician or surgeon to alleviate pain to save from death even those whose lives may be considered worthless and the vast majority of physicians here as elsewhere when once called in to a case will think of what has to be done far more than of re- indeed the thought of remuneration is not in the mind of a doctor when he aode patient before him and knows that on him almost thing depends Tbe City Dispensary then with Its members paying bnt a trifling sum per week or month and which tbe of with a rightly Must obtain the of physicians in the ordinary made use of in this city by hundreds of families and individuals It can look back in this year of its lee with pride to its vast record what is more it has earned the could not well hare managed without tbe help that it affords new President is the Hon W M who since his retirement from the position of Island Treasurer baa been working as hard as ever ia occupations finding hia reward in the that he aid being anally aatiafled with The Civil War In Spain EDITOR appears to me that in a ter as rave as that of the Spanish Civil War accuracy of statement more important than sentimental In your interview with Mr er in of your paper it u On the morning of July the Sabbath quietude was broken by a two from Barcelona Tn point of fart the Bnt air laid on Palma was on Thursday July 23 by one plane from the al and hydroplane base at Mahon on the island of Minorca It is indirect to state that the garrison of Minor 11 be- came patriots and joined the they remained loyal to the Spanish Government and have not joined the rebels I deny the statement that ma was littered with a lot of obscene literature H.M.S Devonshire arrived in ma Bay on Wednesday July 22 the day before the air raid she left that afternoon for Minorca returning to Palma on Thursday afternoon some hours after the air raid The statement But the coming of the Devonshire did not check the activities of the bombers conveys the idea an idea prevalent among a section of the British Colony in Palma at that time that units of the British Fleet had been sent to ish ports to interfere with the mate and proper activities of the Spanish Government in their efforts to crush the rebellion An idea tbat was both improper and erroneous The Brit- ish Government had no intention aiding the rebels in anyway ever It appears to me regrettable at the time that the presence of British ships in Palma Bay in no way deterred the rebels from unwarrantably ing British citizens It was Impossible to walk down a street in Palma out armed hooligans thrusting loaded rifles into one's stomach and searching one for arms I saw one elderly and unmistakably English woman ened out of her wits in this Tbe presence of H.M.S Devonshire did not deter four armed Fascist fians from entering and searching out warrant all the bedrooms at 2 of a well-known Siglish guest house Nor in my opinion was much respect shown to tbe Flag of H.M.S Repulse when on the night of Monday July 27 a band of Fascist toughs ed an Englishman as he was walking home with his fiancee and thrust bin on the ends of their rifles into a motor car and drove off leaving tbe girl an American in hysterics on the ment This gentleman was driven to Fascist Headquarters where he was abused maltreated and then thrown to ait I happened to meet this man's a few minutes after the kidnapping and communicated the promptly to the British Consul and via the stationed on the roof of Tea to the Captain of H.M.S Repulse Although the Consul took immediate steps to discover what had happened to this Englishman over twelve hours elapsed before both cist and rebel military denying any knowledge of the man he was traced to the Central Jail and steps taken for his release It is regrettable but indubitably a matter of fact that the rebels under General Franco Germany and Italy behind them have shown not the slightest respect for the British Flag It was a rebel plane that dropped a bomb on the Rock Hotel Gibraltar Rebel planes that bombed deliberately a British destroyer off Ceuta A rebel cruiser that deliberately opened fire on a British yacht flying the British Flag off Bilbao killing the English owner and wounding his wife These are but a few instances from dozens of the tal disregard shown to British ships and British nationals by the Spanish rebels And every one of these acts is in international law an act of piracy While in Marseilles I met a great many British refugees from Barcelona but I heard of no instance neither have I read of such of the molestation of British nationals by the forces and porters of the legitimate Spanish In regard to the statement The best communication during this period was by radio and this through a lin my own impression both in Mallorca and subsequently in England was that the fairest most correct and impartial news of the civil war was given out and probably still is by the British Broadcasting Corporation Of course if one merely wanted to hear the most extravagant rebel claims and eulogies of Fascism Berlin Rome or Radio Mallorca were excellent from the general tenor of your in- with Mr Mather one might fall into the error of believing that Spain is In the throes of a Bolshevik uprising On whatever side one's pathies may lie there is no need to ob- the fact that tt was General Franco with a clique of Army officers aided and abetted by Hitler and lini who deliberately plunged Spain into the homers of Civil War As the conservative and anti-Russian The Times stated in its Issue of August 5 re Franco Mola and The treason of the military chiefs was not only odious but The real in Spain is that of De- Fascism of Liberty versus Tyranny Having been badly mauled in the last war to make the world safe for I deplore the tendency amongst a section of tne aad Press to vilify the desperate the Spanish masses in their tor democratic and con- institutions I am moreover ol the opinion that the fate of the Empire it being decided in Spain to-day Portugal our oldest any has gone over to camp If General Franco and fascism triumphed la the Spanish conflict one can say goodbye to De- hi goodbye to what is left of Western Civilization I am etc H DARE October IfM To Aid Unemployment THE EDITOR we see millions of pk in all paru of Un earth under great unemployment necessitating the immediate of aad the setting up of kuch machineries by representative in- ai best suited to bring about immediate and pet manent relief Some of adopted to grapple this trouble the development nf home and the creation of riew ones the acquisition af either by warfare or by peaceful t diplomatic measures or by to new and fresh fields This beautiful island of with its abundant fertile and arable toils its moist and healthy climate con I is all that is necessary to make ner stable and comfortable and but only a stir by both Government and the representatives of tbe to bring about this desired end There should no unemployment problem in a country that is proved not only ny Us own people but by S land flowing with and honey 1 u the duty of every Government ta means whereby health and ity may be brought to the and the common people especially be perly looked after There so conducive towards the betterment of a country and people u the of land and the interest in agricultural operation especially by the common people and a country where this be- comes a matter of secondary ance in the eyes of the authorities tbe population of such country must at some time or other suffer severe ship Putting aside those products that are reared for foreign markets food essential to life Where must our foods come from when everybody if pre- serving theirs to meet the emergencies of I am not advocating that all Jamaica should turn to the soil but 1 know that there are thousands of strong and healthy men walking idly in the city and towns and even in the country whom to my mind the Master has so fashioned and said to them Go forth and till soil If we fail doing this what will become of this island when perhaps through the horrors of war ships are hindered from bringing our foodstuffs from England and America A recent clipping from Moscow re- veals that wheat and other food plies from Canada Australia and the United States are being stored under- ground in the Far East for use in the event of war Again at the Annual Conference of the Conservative Party recently held in England plans were revealed favouring complete tural protection and planting of food crop by the common people At this Conference one of the speakers said We have the brain and the equipment a fertile and productive soil We have in this island thousands of acres of lands under Government control un- used Some of these lands should be rented out or sold cheaply to the small man and he be encouraged from time to time to plant such crops as would assist in securing the necessary case of emergencies as above ed This would be one way of solving the unemployment problem We send away from this island our raw rials thus finding employment for sands of people abroad of young people some just left schools we seen knocking about em- ployment Should not something be done to save their morals especially in the case of our young Why not encourage the planting of such commodity as corn on a large scale in this island and a factory be set up un- der Government control where tbe grains could be turned into meal and where our waste fruits could be ned condensed milk and other articles could be manufactured thus works would be found for many and check the of unemployment Another matter that has come under my notice and that is our Jamaica Alms Houses Too many strong people ire permitted to remain in these institutions doing Plans should be laid whereby some of the most healthy ones find on of lands in ami sting in the growing of men foods they themselves enjoy daily and assist in the laying up of provisions as would be of to the State ta tbe event of changes as above mentioned Let each parish look after own poor to tnat Uie may not be handicapped in handling the situation and mat the in- dividual be not robbed of his proper meal through the presence of friends from other parishes I am etc A SAMUEL BURTON Kingston October 28 1936 Duty on Tinned Heats THE have heard much spoken and teen more written about tbe ate condition of the cattle in- dustry in Island Tbe only remedy far proper organization of the sale of cattle and co-operation be- tween the and with this object in view It is no uae unten then a ready to absorb your demand must be all your are pointless Until a few ago the Jamaica peasant in the habit of saving money durini the for a meat eed on Sunday of which he and all family Since the advent of the Chinese shop and the large importations of cheap tinned flab and corned beef he has forsaken very excellent tom He it easier to buy a M tin of fish or meat which no ing a 3d loaf of bread the whole washed down with a glass of rum A very refreshing meal no But shilling given to the Chinaman only tbe 3d for the rum in the taland The penkeeper not sell bur stock the wife aad family are minus their weekly meat meal nor don Pa get aa much nourishment oat of tbe tin be eat of tbe going on an over Jamaica and until tt ta checked by a stiff im- port duty on fish and meat demand for cattle will continue to I am etc ECONOMIST October 10 Fint THE am pleased to in day's J R ler on R FiU Tim e of I with comment in every detail ex- cept that in my humble opinion Mr FiU Henley did not realise that comment on what he thought to be unique example of honesty waj everyday occurrence among all of island I feel sure that Ui gentleman wrote thu letter with i intention of leaving the that our Uland a packed with est people Mr Fitz Henley ly wished to voice appreciation whenever he considers an outstanding deed of esty in the tame light we laud heroic deed of a very good who to the rescue of com- rade In distress Not we trunk he is the only hero do we him but we feel that all good should be encouraged I admit lint both deeds are far apart in son as one is a physical danger while the other Is a moral dancer T adopt this example to bring home point that the gentleman with whom I am not acquainted apparently wrote about the incident in good faith not realising that it would leave aa im- pression other than that for which it was intended As stated before 1 think well of Mr J R letter and I could mention many of honesty not only by men and other Government servants but by poor down and out men and women of this island I am etc NATHAN R ATKINS It Slipe Pen Road October 30 1936 Improper THE leading article on the improper language used in public places was timely and Mr Martin's letter gives chapter and verse for what is going on I can assure you that this sort of thing is by no means confined to ston Sometime ago I was passing along a country road in company with a lady and gentleman who were spending tne winter with me As we came abreast of two young women we were treated to a volley of the most abuse It has been my misfortune to hear My companions elderly people ed to be treated with courtesy and even deference in their own country were too polite to any comment It it thai I travel over try without Howled at mere ai and abuse There seems to be a growing custom among the er orden that no car may pass by without tome kind of murk or being hurM at h I notice that trait confined to the younger generation Cine hardly older people indulging in And it practised by both male and female and is larly bad among school children I occasionally pass a large country school in St Mary and it scholars are in the playground and al remarks are yelled out and I dent suppose I an in For generation huge of money If all the overburdened taxpayer for this expenditure in insolence and so have been lately ibid M per cent illiteracy it not time to can a halt and see whether the money cannot be applied to better advantage v I ntn etc October 1938 Transfer of Inspector THE Sir It was recently announced In your paper that a Inspector in wai to be transferred to the Education Office and this has been re- by and by the North Clarendon School Board that minority of dissatisfied with the Inspector Let any one who this send out a questionnaire to all tbe teachers in the Inspectorial District in question and ask that the identity of the teachers who reply be not dis- closed and and others who are of opinion would be surprised to know how large the small minority is for tbe excellence of the In- work and influence I must confess that excellent is word that I am afraid to use I agree that the In- spector energetic and perhaps con- but so are tbe who are the Board not no- that improvement ia nearly ways slight and always a result of the adoption of better and the making of schemes of work on better In tome the schemes of work were just aa they used to be and the comparison was made without reference to tbe old H good in the interest of fairplay that it be known that tbe making the strongest objection are by no tha least successful as ers and tbe in which they labour as well their professional brethren have tbe highest opinion Of their work and influence In controversy let us understand a Tbe are about manner mannerism and ment and ability b Many of the teachers who have not made formal have been kept back by fear work wiB rill carried on if tbe Inspector goes and when general harmony the work will most excellent I am sure Some of us have had work was even higher yet perfect mony prevailed to the good of tion Must we understand that there Is only good Inspector of Schools in the If OM should at servant one that one has not a monopoly in hooting power Why then should especially lady teachan regard it aa a ment to be shouted treating ladies in way help to make work I am etc ASSISTANT
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