THIS DAY IN OUR PAST
The following events took place on November 10 in the years identified:
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