In the March 22, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, West Bay correspondent Leila Yates wrote:

“Weekend guests of Miss Una Yates have been her cousin Mr. Herbert Yates of the P.O. Department in Miami and his wife Jean, his wife’s sister Ms. Ruth Brown of Illinois, and his aunt Mrs. Geraldine Read of Toledo, Ohio. Mrs. Read is a Caymanian, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Atkins Jackson. She left here at the age of 5 years. This was their first visit, and they were charmed with the island. They enjoyed their stay immensely, and hope to return for a longer stay.

“Their sixth child and fourth daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ebanks of Boatswains Bay, named Mary Juanita.

“Mr. and Mrs. Hermon Ebanks became the parents of a daughter on the 13th, weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces.

“Mr. and Mrs. Ranburn Christian became the happy parents of their sixth child and first daughter on the 15th.

“Mr. and Mrs. Jack Smith celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on the 10th.

“Mr. and Mrs. Asley Ebanks left on the 17th for Miami. She will visit relatives there.

“The PTA held its monthly meeting in the Town Hall on the 13th. The meeting opened with prayer by Mr. Martin Ebanks. The president gave a warm welcome to Dr. Parrish who had been invited. He in return said how pleased he was to be there and thought it fitting to speak on ‘Cancer and the Caymanian.’

“He strongly advised that if we notice our skin, marks that become itchy and spread may be cancer in its early stage. Medical advice should be obtained immediately and women are more susceptible to cancer than men. He stressed the importance of taking advantage of tests this year.

“Mrs. Mary Powery, R.N. of the Veterans Administrator Hospital in New Orleans, U.S., was the guest speaker of the ‘Church Wives League’ of the Presbyterian Church, Boatswains Bay, on the 16th. She spoke on ‘Prenatal Care’ which was very interesting and informative. This was her first visit, and with her husband Mr. Garton Powery the enjoyed their stay returning to their home on the 19th.

“Mr. and Mrs. George Mettler left for the U.S. on the 19th after spending nearly one year here. Traveling on the same day were Mrs. Ausley Parsons and her daughter Oralee for the U.S. to reside – they have legal admission there.

“A full report of the public meeting arranged by Mr. Benson Ebanks Jr. on the 15th will be published next week.”


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