THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on September 24 in the years identified:
1936:playwright Jamaican author,
and poet, Una Marson, returns from England after working with exiled Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and dealing with his correspondence and accompanying him as a member of his delegation to the League of Nations in Geneva, where he pleads for international help to order the Italians from his country. She also attends the Congress of the International Association of Women for Suffrage and Equal Citizenship at the Sultan’s Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. She is the first black to be one of the collaborators at the League of Nations. Her two sisters, Ettie Marson and E.L Marson-Jones, headmistress of Cardiff High School, meet her at the pier. 1944:Catholic by Fr Eberle F. Ballon and Fr Kilcoine, officiated. The first service takes just a little over one hour, during which an inspiring sermon is given by Fr Gladstone Wilson. 1954:The
Daily Gleaner reports that fashion history will be created on Saturday, November 20, 1954 when a group of six models from the House of Christian Dior in Paris will arrive in the island for a series of three shows to be held on November 22, 23 & 24, 1954, at the Myrtle Bank Hotel, Tower Isle, and Montego Beach Hotel, respectively. Under the patronage of W.A. Bustamante and in aid of the Polio Rehabilitation Fund, the shows are part of a tour of Central and South America from the establishment headed by 49-yearold M. Dior, the man who has been described as being “able to lower forty million hemlines by lowering his pencil”.