50 years ago: A good youthful turnout for agriculture film

In the Feb. 9, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Mrs. Ronnie Ebanks left on the 6th for Miami after a two week visit with her aged mother and other members of her family. Capt. Ronnie will meet her in Miami and they will return to their home in Belize where they have lived for 24 years. Her husband is captain of the m/v ‘Santa Patricia.’

“Returning home after an absence of 10 years was Mr. Orett Banker. His visit is to see his aged father. Mr. Banker is married to an American and lives in Philadelphia. He has two children and works for the Merchant Marine as a seaman. He is here for two weeks and is having a very enjoyable time with relatives and friends.

“There was a good crowd, chiefly school children, at the Town Hall to see the Agricultural film. The behaviour was excellent and with the interest shown we hope they have gained something from it.

“Mr. Nathan Parsons arrived home on the 2nd from Japan via Panama. He was there 5 months working on the S.S. Ore Venus for N.B.C.

“Nurse Icely Smith is on 12 weeks leave from the hospital. She left on the 3rd to accompany a patient to Jamaica for medical aid and returned on the 5th.

“The sixth child and second daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Ebanks on the 6th – weight 8 lbs.

“The Beechcraft plane from Swan Island arrived on the 4th bringing Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Glidden, Messrs. Dobson Ebanks, Norman Smith, Johnny Jefferson, Harry Bush and an American as passengers. She left on the 6th.”