THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Oc­to­ber 10 in the years iden­tif ied:

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1967:Ron­ald

Th­waites, the 22-year-old son of Mr and Mrs R.G. Th­waites of 3 Rich­ings Av­enue, St An­drew, is nom­i­nated by the Rhodes Schol­ar­ship Se­lec­tion Com­mit­tee as the Ja­maican Rhodes Scholar for 1968. The se­lec­tion is made by the com­mit­tee after its meet­ing at King’s House. Mr Th­waites at­tended St Ge­orge’s Col­lege from 1955 to 1961 and Cor­nell Univer­sity, from which he grad­u­ated at the end of the last aca­demic year with a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in history. 1968:anti-prof­i­teer­ing The Govern­ment’s

drive is con­tin­ued at its new high level as price in­spec­tors of the Min­istry of Trade and In­dus­try visit a num­ber of su­per­mar­kets in the Cor­po­rate Area gath­er­ing data. Busi­nesses in a ru­ral parish are also in­spected. The prime min­is­ter’s of­fice an­nounces that the next stage of the Govern­ment’s an­tiprof­i­teer­ing cam­paign will be to tackle the rental of houses by check­ing premises al­ready as­sessed un­der the Rent As­sess­ment Law, as well as premises out­side the present cov­er­age of the law, with a view to ex­tend­ing the pro­vi­sions of the Rent Re­stric­tion Law to other types of houses. Sou­venirs of the new

coins in cir­cu­la­tion are pre­sented to mem­bers of the Se­nate at Gordon House by Finance and Plan­ning Min­is­ter Ed­ward Seaga. Se­nate Pres­i­dent G.S. Ran­gling thanks him for not hav­ing for­got­ten the Se­nate in the dis­tri­bu­tion of the coins. A spe­cial set of the coins and pa­per notes in cir­cu­la­tion is pre­sented to the pres­i­dent to be kept in the li­brary. An­other sou­venir of the penny and half-penny, which cel­e­brates their 100th year in cir­cu­la­tion, is also pre­sented to be kept in the li­brary.

rep­re­sen­ta­tive on the board of the West Indies Ship­ping Cor­po­ra­tion (WISC), C. Hen­der­son­Davis, says the sale of the Fed­eral Palm now clears the way for the in­tro­duc­tion by the WISC of a fully con­tainer­ised ves­sel. Mr Hen­der­son­Davis, who leaves Ja­maica for a meet­ing of the board in Trinidad, says he will be in­sist­ing at this meet­ing that the cor­po­ra­tion should seek to ac­quire such a ship.

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