TALES FROM WAY BACK WHEN (a look at some of the stories that made the news “back-in-the-day”, with Clifford Stanley)
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PRE EASTER FASHIONS (ADVERTISEMENT).
(Guiana Graphic April 7, 1963).
Look your best this season….choose from the following:FOR LADIES: Embroidered and Appliqued Peau-de-soie, taffetas, French Laces, Anglaise Guipures, Slim Jims, Pleated Skirts, Smart Brassieres, Can Cans, Hankies, sandals,the latest in Twisting boots and shoes.
FOR GENTS: Arrow, Elite Shirts; See the “Arrow” Trimway. A long sleeve shirt with a two way collar; Can be used for dress or sports wear;
SHOP AT THE BUSIEST STORE IN TOWN.
W.M .McDonald-Ituni Street, Bel Air Park. D.A.THANI’S 15 Water Street, Next to C.R Jacobs.
LATE OPENING TOMORROW.

COLORFUL REGATTA AT BARTICA:
(Guiana Graphic April 1, 1963).
The National Sports Council presents an Easter Weekend COLORFUL REGATTA and GIGANTIC EXCURSION on the Bartica Esplanda. The first ever!
TIME:- 8 a.m- Leaving Georgetown; Bar-DIH; Food- Farm Fresh Inn; GAMES: On board.
DANCING: Saturday night at Willem’s Barn.2 bands en route aboard ship on high seas and back.
BOAT RACING :Ballahoo with Amerindians, Speed boats, Grant Boats, Hydro Planes, Cabin Cruisers, Sightseeing: Mazaruni-Cuyuni-Bartica-Potaro Road.
A SPECIALTY: Sea-bathing in beautiful waters, Swimming, Water Skiing, Stunting.
TICKETS: $5; Obtainable from: Fogarty’s, Bookers Universal, Lalls, T. Geddes Grant, Ed Gordon c/o Dem. Rowing Club, Major I. O. Smith c/o Public Service Commission. Space kindly donated by City Pharmacy from where the best sweets-biscuits are obtainable for the Excursion.
“BREWERY FRESH BANKS WILL BE ON THE BEACH”.

POLICE STEP UP CAMPAIGN AGAINST RADIO THIEVES:
(Guiana Graphic February 22, 1963)
The Police are alarmed over the spate of transistor radio thefts which have reached them, they said yesterday.
And because of this , Criminal Investigation Department, Brickdam, has stepped up its campaign in an effort to reduce these offences.
Within the past week, there have been reports of six such thefts throughout the city but good work by C.I.D . Detectives have led to the arrest of three people.
A Police Official said that a person carrying a transistor is an easy target for thieves, because the radios are held carelessly in the hand.
The Police warned that owners of these sets ought to be more careful and don’t lose themselves in what they hear coming from the radios at this time, because it is at this time that the snatchers strike.
The Police have asked the dealers of transistor sets to put private marks on these gadgets so that it would be easier for them to solve these thefts.

TEACHER AND PUPIL
(Guiana Graphic April 3, 1963).
Twenty –one- year- old pianist from B.G. Ray Luck, who won a bronze medal for his appearance in the finals of the Royal Overseas League Music Festival on March 28, was congratulated by his music teacher, Mrs. Ruby MacGregor, also a Guianese.

THREE IN ONE DAY:
(Guiana Graphic April 3, 1963).
Hens the world over produce consistently one egg a day; but the other day Mrs. Muriel Fraser’s ordinary little hen laid… three in a single day.
Last week Mrs. Fraser’s hen began its alternate second laying spell at Stanleytown, West BankDemerara.
Twice the eggs were laid on the day expected ; but on the third day there were three …one the normal size, another the size of a table tennis ball and the third a little bigger than a large sized peanut.
When the GRAPHIC was told of this unusual phenomenon, the experts were contacted.
Said Mr. Veerasawmy of B.G. Stockfeeds Ltd. “This is not impossible. It once happened in England. I will not say that it is a normal situation.
He explained that the hen, most likely, had strained to lay the first egg and the force she had to used could have caused the others to pass freely.
An Official of the Ministry of Agriculture said: “This is not impossible. This is an atomic age.”

STORY OF A BRAVE POLICEMAN:
(Guiana Graphic April 5 1963).
A young Policeman dived into the Demerara River off Wismar and after a ten minute ”hide and seek” struggle, caught a man who, it was alleged, had snatched a piece of cloth from a Wismar market stall and tried to get away by jumping into the river.
According to an eye-witness, Mrs. Budhan was at her stall when a man walked up, snatched a piece of cloth and ran away.
She gave chase and her cries for help sent other people after the man.
Police Constable Fitzgerald Ward, who was nearby, joined in the chase.
But as P .C. Ward closed in, the man plunged into the river with the cloth.
Said a spectator: “It was the most thrilling bit of diving as the man, in an effort to escape capture, performed almost every trick, but the Policeman was just as good at diving.”
P.C Ward was able to capture the man and take him out of the river.
Up to last night the Police were still investigating.

IT WAS A BIG TIME IN THE RUPUNUNI:
.(Guiana Graphic April 20, 1963).
Over the Easter weekend, a party, out for adventure in the wide open spaces, joined Louis Chung’s tours and headed for the Rupununi by plane.
They camped at Manari Ranch, enjoying hunting , fishing, riding, swimming, picnicking and dancing.
The holidayers took the opportunity to join in the Rodeo at St. Ignatius, and one of the party, Tony Mekdeci, won the second prize in the archery, the first prize going to a vacquero.

HIS HANDS WERE OFF THE HANDLE:
. (Guiana Graphic June 6, 1963).
At Providence Magistrate Court on Tuesday, Deodat Suknanan appeared on a charge of riding a bicycle on Hertstelling Public road without his hands on the handle bar.
The defendant pleading guilty to the charge and was fined $5 or 14 days imprisonment by Magistrate R.S. Field, who told him that such an act could have caused an accident.

MEASLES DEATH IS REPORTED
(Guyana Graphic May 10, 1963)
One child has died and several others have been affected by a reported outbreak of measles at St. Francis Mission in the Mahaicony River.
Moses Headley, an Amerindian, died yesterday and many other children at the mission are said to be in a serious condition.
The Ministry of Health has been informed of the situation and an emergency team, headed by a doctor, is being sent to the area, Government sources said.

BULL FROGS MAY BE PRODUCED HERE FOR EXPORT
(Guyana Graphic May 9, 1963)
An American fishery specialist is here to look into the possibility of producing bull frogs for export to countries where they are an item of food.
The investigations are being carried out by Dr. Wayne Shell , fishery expert attached to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is now in Guyana on a three day visit..
Bull frogs, it is understood, are not found locally but Dr. Shell, who started his probe in Berbice yesterday, is interested in the possibility of importing the stock for reproduction in Guyana.
Among the places to be visited by Dr. Shell are the Onverwagt fish research station, Corentyne, Kamarang and Matthews Ridge, the Lamaha water conservancy, the Canals Polder and Boeraserie conservancy, the lakes in Essequibo and the Tapakuma conservancy.

(Clifford Stanley can be reached to discuss any of the foregoing articles at cliffantony@gmail.com or cell phone # 657 2043)

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