THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on October 10 in the years identif ied:
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.