50 years ago: Poor attendance at agriculture meeting decried

In the March 8, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, North Side correspondent Nettie McCoy wrote:

“Those returning from Jamaica recently were Mrs. Carsley Rivers, and Mr. Colmore McCoy.

“Mr. Harvey Whittaker arrived on the 3rd from Halifax, Nova Scotia for his vacation. He was sailing on the Imperial St. Lawrence.

“Mr. Ralph Coatsworth left on the 3rd for a short trip and Mrs. Doris Parker on the 5th for a few days in Miami.

“Mr. and Mrs. McAllister Whittaker are the happy parents of their first child, a little girl.

“On the 27th, Mr. C. Hutchings, Agricultural Officer, held a meeting at the Town Hall to have a talk with cultivators about ways and means of improving agriculture in the island. It is to be regretted that this meeting was poorly attended.

“On the 28th, Rev. R. Schember had his second meeting with members of the United Church, in connection with the Stewardship Campaign which is being launched by the churches.

In the same issue, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:

“Messrs. Verneal Frederick and Audley Green left on Feb. 26 to join the S.S. Imperial St. Lawrence.

“Mrs. Dalton Watler returned to the U.S. after spending two enjoyable weeks with her parents and relatives.

“Mr. Nordel Jackson returned on the 3rd to spend his vacation.

“Mr. Aturo Bodden returned on the 4th due to illness.

“Mr. Carlton Pearson returned on the 4th after spending a short time in Jamaica.

“Mr. Joseph Christian passed away after a short illness on the Jan. 29. Left to mourn are brothers Charles, Robert and George, sisters Mary and Geraldine, and many nieces and nephews.

“Mr. Charles Christian returned to the island on Feb. 12 after an absence of 17 years. He returned to the U.S. on the 20th.

“The monthly Men’s Meeting was held at the United Church on the 5th. A large gathering was present to hear Mr. McHayle deliver the sermon.”

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