THIS DAY IN OUR PAST

The fol­low­ing events took place on June 19 in the years iden­ti­fied:

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1960:

Some 300 peo­ple are at Flamingo Ho­tel’s swim­ming pool to see the 11 as­pi­rants for the Miss Ja­maica ti­tle pa­rade in swim­suits be­fore the judges. No girl wears a bikini; none ap­pear in a ‘two-piece’, none tries out the high-front and dar­ingly low-back de­signs now mak­ing fash­ion head­lines. All wear one-piece suits, most of them made of las­tex. Black and white are the only colours worn. One by one, as their names are an­nounced, the girls walk out into the bright sun­shine, some smil­ing con­fi­dently, oth­ers a lit­tle ner­vously. Crowd favourites are Avril Baylis (Miss Ho­marama), Ju­dith Wil­loughby (Miss Issa’s Re­tail), Marva Mor­ri­son (Miss Nathan’s) and Pat Rogers (Miss Ap­ple­ton Spe­cial).

1962:

Pas­sage is given by the US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Wash­ing­ton, DC, to the bill which the House Agri­cul­ture Com­mit­tee drafted last week in re­gard to the US sugar sup­ply sit­u­a­tion. The vot­ing was 315 for and 72 against. The bill is a re­place­ment of pro­pos­als which Pres­i­dent Kennedy made to Congress ear­lier in for a new US Sugar Act as from July 1, 1962. So far as Ja­maica and the Bri­tish West Indies (BWI) (in­clud­ing Bri­tish Guiana) are con­cerned, the out­stand­ing fea­ture of the bill is that it raises the BWI from the sta­tus of a re­cent ca­sual sup­plier to the US sugar mar­ket, to that of a per­ma­nent sup­plier for at least the next five years. It is pro­vided in the bill that the BWI should have a per­ma­nent quota of 100,000 tons per an­num and an an­nual al­lo­ca­tion of 150,000 tons in ad­di­tion un­til and if Cuba re­sumes friendly re­la­tions with the USA.

1970:

Gov­er­nor Gen­eral, Clif­ford Camp­bell launches the first tag drive of the Royal Life Sav­ing So­ci­ety of Ja­maica at King’s House. The tag drive is launched in con­nec­tion with Wa­ter Safety Month for the pur­pose of rais­ing funds to as­sist the work of the so­ci­ety in pro­vid­ing teacher train­ing for life­guards and pro­mot­ing gen­eral life-sav­ing pro­ce­dures through­out the is­land. The drive is be­ing held in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the so­ci­ety, the Youth De­vel­op­ment Agency (YDA) and the Beach Con­trol Au­thor­ity and will con­tinue through to June 26. Present at the launch­ing are Mr John El­liott, pres­i­dent of the so­ci­ety; Mr Larry Wirth, vice-pres­i­dent; Mr Owen Bach­e­lor, di­rec­tor of the YDA; Mr Daniel Ea­son, YDA; Miss Weeda McCalla, YDA; and Mr Dud­ley Ainsworth from the Royal Life Sav­ing So­ci­ety.

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