THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on Novem­ber 10 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1954:to A call to Ja­maica

ac­knowl­edge the lead­er­ship of Christ and to al­low Him to rule “our pub­lic as well as our pri­vate life” is made by Suf­fra­gan Bishop of Kingston Per­ci­val W. Gib­son, at the pre­elec­tion ser­vice in the Kingston Par­ish Church. “Let all bit­ter­ness and wrath and clam­our be put away from you with all mal­ice. And let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts,” he quotes. “We have come here not in prayer that one party may de­feat an­other, but that Ja­maica may ob­tain a gov­ern­ment, the best gov­ern­ment, to do the best for our peo­ple.” 1954:Frank

Wil­liams, fi­nan­cial sec­re­tary, is suc­cess­ful in ob­tain­ing the ac­qui­es­cence of the Leg­isla­tive Coun­cil to the In­come Tax Con­sol­i­da­tion Bill passed in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives and in­cor­po­rat­ing ad­di­tional al­lowances to tax­pay­ers. Douglas Ju­dah lead other mem­bers of the coun­cil in ad­mit­ting that they had come to the coun­cil to fil­i­buster the bill out of the House, but on hear­ing the ex­pla­na­tion given by Wil­liams (“an ob­ject les­son in the pre­sen­ta­tion of such bills”) he changed his mind and is pre­pared to al­low it pas­sage through the House. 1966:the Five mem­bers of

Ja­maica Hope Cat­tle Breed­ers So­ci­ety an­grily walk out of the an­nual meet­ing at Bo­dles Live­stock Sta­tion in protest against fail­ure of the Min­is­ter of Agri­cul­ture John P. Gyles in his ad­dress to say any­thing def­i­nite about in­creased prices for milk. As the five, led by a for­mer com­mer­cial manager of the Ja­maica Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety, C. K. Turner, troop out of the meet­ing room, a score of oth­ers ei­ther got on their feet or act in some other way, as if wait­ing on Arthur Thel­well, chair­man of the meet­ing, to walk out too. Thel­well re­mains seated and the mem­bers all set­tle back in their seats. But for nearly half an hour af­ter, mem­bers throw sharp ques­tions and ob­ser­va­tions at the min­is­ter, and Gyles re­ply, some­times curtly.

–The Gleaner Archives “When I needed a shoul­der to cry on I wish there was some way I could thank you For just be­ing there for me.”

From: A Ray of Light –Sophia N. Deer

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