THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Septem­ber 23 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

1954:yel­low A ship­ment of

fever vac­cine ar­rives by Avianca air­liner from Bogota, Colom­bia, con­signed to the di­rec­tor of med­i­cal ser­vices. The vac­cine will be used for inoc­u­lation. 1957:St The Light Blues of

Ge­orge’s give no­tice that they do not in­tend to sur­ren­der the city soc­cer cham­pi­onship of the Man­ning Cup with­out a strug­gle. Within two min­utes of the ini­tial whis­tle, they reg­is­ter the first goal of the sea­son and there­after the is­sue of this par­tic­u­lar en­counter was never in doubt. It is St Jago who moves into the Light Blues’ ter­ri­tory at first, but from a clear­ance to the left wing, Simp­son of St Ge­orge’s jets through Ap­ple­ton with a neat pass and Trevor Ap­ple­ton shifts one back and shoots to the cor­ner, not hard but well placed. 1957:cane­field Forty acres of

at Cay­manas Farm is de­stroyed by fire re­port­edly set by work­ers who are on strike. Dam­age is es­ti­mated at £5,000. This fol­lows an ear­lier in­ci­dent in which de­tach­ments of po­lice from Half Way Tree and Span­ish Town po­lice sta­tions were rushed to the es­tate, fol­low­ing re­ports of stone throw­ing by strik­ing ba­nana work­ers when the man­age­ment brought in work­ers from St Thomas and Port­land to cut ba­nanas. Ac­cord­ing to O. M. Hen­zell, man­ager of the es­tate, the de­ci­sion was taken to bring in about 40 men to cut fruit at Cum­ber­land Pen Farm. The stone throw­ing took place at about 10 a.m. When the at­tack ceased, the work­ers com­pleted the cut­ting of ba­nanas and left for their homes in the af­ter­noon.

– The Gleaner Ar­chives

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