50 years ago: Youth in the spotlight

Cayman-brac--50-years-finalIn the March 16, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, Cayman Brac correspondent Lilian Ritch wrote:

“‘Massa’ George Saml. Scott of Watering Place returned on the 7th from Jamaica. He reported that he felt much better after receiving treatment at the University College Hospital. He had sustained injuries in a motor car accident which occurred on the road to windward of Stake Bay on Feb. 18 last year.

“P.T.A. meetings took place on the 7th and 8th. The Spot Bay Association was visited by Mr. Charlie Briggs and Dr. Harriman, two of our winter residents. Introduced by head teacher Hugh Maxfield Morris, Mr. Briggs addressed the meeting. He spoke about youth activity and the lack of it here. He referred to youth organizations in other parts of the world, i.e., 4-H clubs, YMCA, YWCA, etc.

“If any organization should get started, he would like the people to know of his willingness to support such effort.

“On Tuesday evening, the Creek Primary Association enjoyed color films and commentary by Bill Harper and Ernest Foster. Bill is a friend of the island who has been visiting for the last 7 years. He showed pictures of holidaying in Little Cayman and of wildlife and scenery around the family’s home, the Pasadena Farm near Royal Oak Village, Maryland, which is washed by the Chesapeake waters. Ernest showed places of historic interest through which he passed as a scout attending the Jamboree in the summer of 1963.

“There was a good audience present and everyone felt that we could have more of this recreation. Mr. Harper delighted audiences at the Inn and also at Hanson’s theatre with his films.

“Capt. Bertie, Capt. Curwin and Mrs. Hildreth Foster left for Jamaica on Wednesday.

“Among the many old friends at Buccaneer’s Inn recently were Mr. and Mrs. Rowley Miller who tell us that they will be returning shortly to begin building their home on the south side.”