THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on November 30 in the years iden­ti­fied:

Jamaica Gleaner - - LEISURE -

1952:Bus­ta­mante Alexan­der

is mov­ing to keep the price of hams within the reach of larger num­ber of per­sons this Christ­mas. In an in­ter­view with The Gleaner, Bus­ta­mante says he will take up the mat­ter in the Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil on De­cem­ber 8. He says, “Re­tails buy hams at 5/3d and should not be al­lowed more than 20 per cent profit; that is, hams should not be sold for more than 6/6d a pound. This price will al­low the re­tail­ers more than 20 per cent and there is lit­tle or no ex­pense in sell­ing hams be­cause they are sold chiefly as whole hams.” 1954:Nel­son, Ever­ard St Aubyn

sci­ence stu­dent at the Univer­sity Col­lege of the West Indies, is awarded the Rhodes Schol­ar­ship for 1955. The award is made from among eight candidates in­ter­viewed at a meet­ing of the Rhodes Schol­ar­ship Se­lec­tion Com­mit­tee at King’s House, un­der the chair­man­ship of Gov­er­nor Sir Hugh Foot. Nel­son at­tended Munro Col­lege for six years on a Gov­ern­ment schol­ar­ship. 1970:bank A new Ja­maican

comes into ex­is­tence as the Bank of Mon­treal Ja­maica Ltd of­fi­cially starts do­ing busi­ness in the is­land. This is the lat­est Ja­maican bank to en­ter the lo­cal bank­ing field. It re­places the for­mer branch of the Bank of Lon­don and Mon­treal, which had been op­er­at­ing here for the past 15 years. There is a branch of the bank at Half-Way Tree in St An­drew, and a new branch is being opened in the New Kingston area. 1983:Ge­orge

Al­phanso Headley, one of cricket’s im­mor­tals and an out­stand­ing son of Ja­maica, dies at the age of 74. A leg­end in his time, Headley had been ail­ing for many months be­fore he slipped away qui­etly at his home with his wife Con­nie and a few close friends at his bed­side.

–The Gleaner Archives

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