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Suzanne Hodgman
Latin American Specialist
i^tione Department
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"AMOR ET LABOR AMNIA VINCIT" "LOVE & LABOUR CONQUER ALL THINGS"
SATURDAY JUNE 24, 196I.
Vol. 2 No. 47 Printers: The People's Printery Price Fls. 0.25
Back-street, Philipsbttrg.
DUTCH SECTION:
Editor: J.H. Lake, Sr.
Cole Bay,
St. Maarten, N.A.
FRENCH SECTION:
Editor: Mrs. B. Morales
Marigot,
St. Martin, F.V.I.

FOR "MAN OF THE WEEK" WE
NOMINATE
Mr. Lionel Bernard Scott, building contractor, organizer and politicly
Mr. Scott who is at present a member of the Islandcouncil of Section St.
Maarten, of the Islandterritory the Vftndward Island, left thi3 island as a
young man for Santo- Domingo. There he studied concrete construction, and was
active in the "Garvey Movement" He is a past president "of the U.N.I.A.-
In 1929 after having aquired a certain amount of knowledge-.aftd expedience
in Santo Domingo, Mr. Scott decided to return home in' order to be close to his
mother whom he adored, as well as to be able to use his knowledge and exper-
ience for the ftenefit of his beloved St. Maarten and its people. v
In the beginning it was very rough because the older foLka/rfere not will!
to listen (as they termed him) to this "up-start boy", ^Ver because of
conviction that there was a job to be done here,, and t^Kjellng that he
the one to do that job; coupled-with the great Jtafr ha nad for his motb
the desire to be close to her, this noble 3on oZ^ttie soil "held on".
In 1930 he was given the, "the chance of hie lif}e" vhen he got the
to build the Methodist Mission house in FhilipsWyg; ?his building wfc
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WINDWARD ISLANDS1 OPINION
SATURDAY JUNE 24, 1961.
WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
Established by J.H. Lake, Sr.
On July 1, 1959,
as a ir.eans of helping to Improve
the social economical* and politi-
cal conditions of the Windward Is-
lands by advocating against the
causes of injustice and oppres-
sion.
CAMBAIR RESUMES SATURDAY FLIGHT
As of Saturday June 17, Caribair has re-
resumed itsSaturday flights -which was dis-
continued a few vrccks ago. With the resump-
tion of the Saturday flights, Carlbair will
now have four flights per week to and from
this Island. '
According to the new schedule Oaribair will
call at St, Iiaarten on Mondays, 'i,Wednesdays,
Fridays and Saturdays. The resumption of the
Saturday flights make it especially convenient
for persons who arc desirous of making week-
end trips.
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stands out as a monument of the construction
ability of Ur~. L.Bi Scott, won for him the re-
spect of the olier folks.
In 1933 he was .one of the men who founded^
the Fhilipsburg liitual Improvement Association
(P.M.I.A/) and"became its first president. The
P.M.IJU'ls today an association which commands
the respect of the entire community. He has been
a member )f the colonial Ljetem of government
(land-raa.l) for over 13 years.
When the Netherlands Antilles acquired autono-
my within the frame-work of the Netherlands
Kingdom i\ 195C, he was' one of the first elec-
cd member 3 of the Islandcourc il of St. laarten.
He has b^en t: c -.;cr/crnr.cnt- contractor 'of the
Windw?rd Islards for over 22 years, during
which period r.c has constructed many public
buildings as re 11 as roads in the Windward Is-
lands. Am^ng tie -lany jobs he has done in the
windward Islar.-'s'ore: In St. Iiaarten: The
Methodist Mis:ion house in^Philipsburg and the
road at 3 bunt- illiam Hill. In Saba: The
r-overnment cliris in She Bottom and public cis-
tern in flie Bottom .and one at Windward Side. In
St. Satatius : -he government school and the
Admiriis tr ator!: home.
In 1952 Ifri L.B. Scott retired from govern-
ment services; before this however he was a-
warded the Gold medal attached to the Order, of
Oranje Nassau, by Her Majesty the Queen of the
Netherlands, for his services to the Windward
Islands and its people.
Today at 6b years of age,and not enjoying
the best of good health lfc> Scott is a member
of the Islartdcouncil of St. Iiaarten and the
leader of the loyal opposition. Ho is also
the Esso Dealer on the Island.
Tor his great contribution to the cor^TzraCrfcueai
rt in theVincteard Islands; for his ceaseless
and devotioft\to his -mother; for his gentle-
principlcs; Psir his contribution (
ought the Junoir Branch, of the P.M.I.A.)
/eloping better men^Ujd women for x.he
rd Islands; he has "bS^selected by the
pd Islands' Opinion as *he
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* EDITORIAL *
NDWARD ISLANDS MAN OF
HEEK. '
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How-a-days' we hear much talk about "Yankee
imperialism", and the Communist threat which
wgs once thought to be existent only in
Europe, Asia and Africa, has now infiltrated
our Western Hemisphere.
Be read about, and hear1 over the radio of
the thousands of people who have been put to
death in Cuba, where the Communists are in
charge; and yet some people, right here, in
our community speak with such admiration about
Communism and the Soviet Union, and so de-
grading ly about the United States of America.
They gaye as reason for disliking America,
"the segregation policy of the South".
This is a very alarming situation, and we
believe.' that those in our community who feel
this way,do so, because they have listening
too much to the Communist propaganda about:
"Yankee imperialism". We would like to Call
a few facts to the minds of our readers, which
vie hope will cause them to see things as thy
really are. Before doing so however we would
like to make it clear that we do not agree
with the "segregation policy of the South"
neither do we agree with the "racist policy"
of some Negroes. To us the one is as bad as
bad- as the other.
We believe in, "the brotherhood of man un-
der the Father hood of God", because we feel
that,"all men are created equal".
We are however of-the opinion that, "in
spite- and because of, the segregation policy
of the South", people should admire, rather
than despise America and its people For is
it not true'that the Federal Government, as
well as many private organizations and indi-
viduals are doing a great deal to correct this?
And is it not also' true that in the past years
human-rights in the South have progressed by
leaps and bounds? This should be taken as
proof of the American Government's awareness
of this problem, and its willingness to solv;
it. We should also at all times bear in mind
that the manner in which this problem is be-
ing solved in the United States, can only be
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WINDYM FX ISLANDS 1 opinion :
A I. -CH WEEK
IT "IS THE. 11- "OICE OF THE PEOPLE"'
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possible in a country- with a democratic
system of ^ovarnraent.
In addition to-the above, "Yankee imper-
ialism" also means a country that has ~one
to two world wars with enormous sacrifices
of lives.and money and which.hasn't taken
a single inch of lend from the beaten coun-
tries.
It means a'nation which devoted hundreds
of millions of dollars for the reconstruc-
tion of the defeated countries after the war
through the Marshall Plan and these are
the very countries whose people were vie-*
tims of their own dictatorial r:overnments^
Yankee imperialism is a country which
spent millions of dollars in technical as-
sistance and in Tood over all these years
in order to. save many people of the world
from hunger a -.1 misery. Yankee imperialism
says a man has a riant, to happiness through
a worthy 1-if o.
Perhaps Soviets could tell us how this
compares with the imperialism which Russia
exorcises. The Soviets maintain all the
countries defeated and occupi thea
under their yoke without freedem at all;
an1 moreover, they try through subversive
means to destroy the democracies in order
to make themselves the lords and masters of
the wor? .
In oonslusion wc wish to say: "God bless
America, this yeat and democratic
nation ever stand as- a bulward against the
Communist at] .
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7/I1IBWARD ISLANDS' OPINION /
SATURDAY JUNE 2ht 1961.
;. LETTERS
(Not the responsibility of the Editor)
HJST TIB POOR UNFORTUNATE ONES DIE FOR VJATER
lie have been without rain absolutely for the
past few months, and water has beconc one of our
biggest problem*
This however "ias caused a big reflection on
those in power j because it is knownto all that
very much money was spent here on reservoirs so
as to better this present condition.
It is somerahat surprising, to know at this pre-
sent moment, when the poor people need water
most, they hardly can get a drop. Even more"
disgusting is to sec tlicse poor people on street
corners wondering if they will get water tod$r,
These conditions are surely showing up the
way our elected representatives here are handling
the interest of the poor.
Poor people it is obvious that the interest of
our elected representatives cone first, YOU
may die of thir :t.
SHAME Oh YOU REPRESENTATIVES.
Dear lir, Z '.:'. or;
Please -How :ie to print the following con-
cerning t] e las; general Islandcouncil meeting
held at Si Maai'ten. '
As a Sal ian I. am proud and ashamed at the
same tine.'by th : conduct of our Council members
fron_3aba.
Mr* Ansjijn ." 1'r. Johnson have won the re-
spect of 1 very Jr.bian by their sense of duty ar \
responsibility-^ovrards their constituents. .
Mri Levcnston and Mr. 13.1s on have proved their
loyalty tc Sab-, ly their actions.
For the next Islandcouncil election, I sug-
gest they move dioir campaigning grounds to
Green Island an'. Diamond Hock. They might be
able to fool th: sea gulls and cat birds, be-
cause politics is a novelty to the residents
of the abovem- ntioned Islands. -
An ex-constituent.
schools, enfeeble their minds, kill-their
judgement, no determination, no church, no
God, no obedience to authority, Vfliat have
you decided to do with this menace? Decide
to allow it to go on, or do our utmost to
put .an end to it?
Let us all rally to the cause of. our
youth, of the Vfindward Islands St. Eusta-
tius, Saba, St.' Maarten helping to save
them from this evil. When you .compare the
percentage of b?.rs and girls from these Is-
lands with the opportunities offered theln
in the schools, in comparison to what they
really pofescss, you are left[to wonder,'
Surely all cannot, be masters. But, when you
compare, how many of you drink; with how
many don't drink. Oh, then you are wonfronted
with, something else.
Ladies and gentlemen, LJoys and girls, all
who can reason, I an pleading with you on
behalf of our children. To be able to face
this present atomic age, we must read on and
between the lines. If we can't, God see for
us.
Thank you Mr, Editor for your.valuable
space.
Yours truly, best regards
I.II. Sprott'
San Nicolas,
Aruba, N,A,
Dear'Mr. Lake;.
Am asking you for space in the 17,1s' Opinion
to express my oninionj although using the V/,tsJ
Opinion]; Its a well known and established fact,
* The people in the Windward Islands should do
much more, to help rid the islands,of this dis-
astrous evil monster a. 1 c 0 ho 1,
' I need not explain the effect of this deadly \
evil upon the minds, and bodies cf our children.
Some neople lock upon this deadly monster as/
building the economy of the islands. But if .
those same people can really see it as it is--
A green eye two rain giant out to destroy our
youth, weaken an 1 kill the strong, burn down our
FOR THIRTY PIECES OF SILVH"
Yes, for thirtfpieCcs of silver Saba has
eiftOe-agjvLr/boen sold. The islandcouncil mem-
bers ".of St, Eustatius'haye returned with
their heads held high. They have defended the
interest of their island. The islandcouncil
rrmher s uossrs A. Anslijn and M. Johnson
have likewise demonstrated their sense of
justice and dedication to the welfare of
the isHand they pledged to serve,
Mr, Levers tone surely there must be a
::iisunderstanding, You must have got puzzled
with the. figures. You get your figures and
orders from Mr. Claude Tiatheyand for rea- "
sons very obvious you are forced to act as
dictated to,
Mr, HHlson is just a shadow and has no
opinion of his o-wn and therefore a very
ins ignificant member.
Surely lic"9 Levenstone you uphold honesty
and justice! At least a deputy should. Can
you recall the agreement made concerning the
division of the money alloted by the cen-
tral government to help smooth out the un-
Ixalanced financial administration in the t
island's from former years 1 This amount
which was received in I960 shouid have'been
divided thus: St. I^arten fl.75.000.,'
St. Eustatius fl.^O.OOO. and Saba fls.
(See LETTERS page 7)


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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
SATURDAY JUNE 24. -1961
BASEBALL COMPETITION TO START TO-MORROW
An interisland "baseball competition is
scheduled to 3tart- to-inorrow, Sunday,
June 25.
The opening feame between the Colebc.y
Dodgers of Cole Bay and the Marigot Base-
ball club of Haricot vrill be played at
the Sport-field in Marigot tomorrow, and
will start at 2 p.m.
The teams which will take 'part In; the
competition are: f.e Y.M.S.C. of Cul-de-
Sac", the Caterpillars of Philipsburg,
the Colebay Dodgers of Cole Bay and the
Marigot Baseball club of M&rlgot.
Games will be played on Saturday and
Sunday afternoons at the following'
places: Marigot, Cul-de-Sac and French
Quarter.
A- schedule of the games will be publish-
ed in our next issue,
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DR. PETIT"MADE TRIP TO GUADELOUPE
On Friday June 16, Dr. Petit who' is
Mayor, General Councillor and Govern-
ment doctor of this Section of the Is-
land left here by Air France for Guade-
loupe.
He returned to the island on Monday
last.
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A CHRISTIAN APPROACH
TO
MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE
By Rev. K.R. Khan
SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES
St. Mathew's Gospel 19:1-13\
S+. Mark's Gospe.l 10:2-9?
Ralph YJaldo Emerson once remarked,
"that marriage wa3 an open question. For
from the beginning of time, those who
were in, wanted to get out, and those
who were out,- wanted to get in. It-may
not.be quite that bad, but there are
facts in the American picture thfct
seem to point in that direction'. I
refer to the American picture, be-
cause I have done extensive research
in this area during my years of re-
slaency in that country.
The United States has a very high
marriage rate, perhaps the highest of
any country in the world. In 1946,
there were 2,900,000 couples loined
in marriage. The next year fell only
a little botilhd with about 2,000,000
couples. The present rate is lov/er,
being about 1,500,000 aarri.-^es per
year. But this decrease is largely
due to the sharp decrease in births
during the depression years of the
thirties. Since 194-0, "the birth rate
has oeer. increasing annually and the
marriage rat* will no doubt'begin to
climb again soon. A recent census
(1959) showed, that 3/4 of the men
and 3/5 of the women in the U.S. are
married before- they are thirty years
of age. This i__ the encouraging side
of the picture. For the average A-
merican, marriage belongs to his pai>-
tern of life, c.r.C for him it is not
a possibility, but a realization'.
On the other side of the picture
ia an alarming increase in divorces.
The rate in the U.S. has increased 500
percent since the war between the
States. In 190z:-, one out of every
eight marriages ended in divorce; by
1924 the ratio was 1 out of 6; since
1944, at least 1 out of every 4 mar-
riages has "gone on the Rocks". If
the present trend continues, it will
not be very long before 1/3 of the
Amor ice. ii marriages end-in failure.
Divorce, however, is only the nega-
tive side of rr.r iage. I think we in
the West tress it too much and have
let it become too much a part of our
pattern of life, A fortitude .in a
pocket-size magazine made a wise-
crack recently to the effect, "that
soon a bride will be married with a
wedding certificate in pne hand and
a bill of divorcement in the other,
so in case she does not like her hus-
band, she can send him back home be-
fore the honeymoon is over". It isn't


WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
quite that bad as yet I believe,
but we ought to give our atten-
tion to the factors that ivill
make for'success in marriage and
remember, that the great number
of marriages gxc successes, rathe
than failures.
Ours is the Christian approach.
Vihat does Jesus teach about
marriage and divorce? 'what is the
Christian point of view? There is
some degree of confusion at this
point There arc branches of the
Christian Church that say: under
no condition shall there be a
divorce, or no divorced person shall
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ever marry again. There arc
other churches that make an ex-
ception in case of infidelity of
either member o the marriage_con-
tract. Cone refuie to marry di-
vorced persons, rut get around
their cvm rule br recognizing an-'
nulnents, which leclare in effect,
that there has nover been a mar-
riage; often this leaves the
children pf such, a union in an em-
barrassing status of illegiti-
macy; at best it is a verbal sub-
terfuge that makes a new legajism
out of the teachings of Jesusi
What did Jesus teach about mar-
riage and Divorce? The scripture
reference in Mark is different at
one point from the story given in
Ibthewis Gospel.
In Lhrk*s_account, Jesus is
Concerned about the positive silo
of marriage', The question of those
who came to Him was with regard to
divorce, but Jesus quickly turns
it to the positive question of
what marriage ought to be,_and He
holds up a very high ideal. He
remembers, that great honor is due
to parents, but from the beginning
of time God has created the human
race male and. female; therefore,
a'man shall leave his father and
his mother and cleave to his wife,
f orsaking his home, and naking a
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TCLNDY/ARD ISLANDSI OPINION
SATURDAY JUNE 2ii, l?6l7
now home, not for a little while, not on a tem-
porary basis, but forever. "Those Whom* God
hath joined together let not man put asunder".
In saying this,- Jesus was setting aside the
whole Mosaic law, -with regard to. marriage and
divorce,-
The essence of the_Jewish conception'of what a
i.ian might do to rid himself of his wif c, is to
be found in the 2iitn. Chapter of De&t; :vs 1-2*
"Y/hen a man taketh a wife, and marrieth her,
then' it shall be, if she find no favour in his
eyes,.beCause he hath found some unseemly thing
in her> that he shall write her a bill of di-
vorcement and give it to her in her hand, and
send her out of the house. And when she hi s de
parted out of his house she may go and be a*
nother man's wife...",
That is to say, there is a way of terminating
the marriage relationship, and it can be done on
the part of man only the woman has no rightsi
The man can merely give her a statement to the
effect that he now divorces her, leaving, them
both to remarry. Here we see that the Mosaic -law
have at least brought about some legal arrange,
aent for geting rid of one's wife,
(To be conti'hued next issue)
OBITUARY
With deep regret we record the death of IJRSi
L Y D I A ROGERS who died at her home
in French Cal-dc-SaC at 1 a,m. on Wednesday
June 7, She w^s "5 years of age.
The decersed is survived by her husband^and
four children: two sons and two daughters.
The'funeral took place on the same dry at n
5 pm, and the. burial rites were performed in
the S.D.A. church at French Cul-de-Saci,
To the bereaved relatives we extend our sincere
sympathy.
Director'of tiv; publication:
lt*s. B*. Iforal.es,
I Ifarigot,
St. Lfertin, JYi'.I. k
Printers: The People's Printery.
Back-street, Philipsburg ,
Si. Maarten, H,L~, t
better to keep practically the entire a-
mount for themselves and give the other is-
lands the paltry sum of fl.jjOOO. and
fl.7;500.
Mr. Levenstone your ship is sinking and I
do not mean the,Gloria. Get somebody it
least to try and defend the fact how you could
allow yourself_to*be used against the in-
terest of Saba, Yes, Levenstone, your selfish .
and greedy charapfeerhas bebn laid open very
painfully now. At least it is worth knowing
that a fellow Sabian does not jump at a'
small amount of thirty pieces of silver ^
Saba is worth far more you know.
A Sabiani,.
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l)y V.L. Tobin
FAR5WELX TO THE HON. MR. R.O. van DELDEN
On Thursday June l^th, a farewell party
was held for the Hon. R,0. van'Delden form administrator of St. Eustatiusi, Mr. van Del-
den came to the island in 1958, where he
worked as administrator for three years^
This gentleman, has done his best, for the
three years during which he served .the people.
Just before the party began, Mr. van Del-
den addressed the people. Aiaong other thingp
he said: "I am thankful for the way I have
been treated, and for the cooperation I ha-
received from the civil servants.",.. I have
'learned a great deal from Deputy V.A. Lopes,
for which I wish to express a special word
of thanks." He closed his speech by saying
thanks to the people of St. Eustatius, and
expressed th6 hop:; that the same cooperation
that was given him, will also be given his
successor Dr. Boekhoudt.
.Among the party'group were'present the
Hon. Dr. A. Doekhoudt, Mr. l Blinker re-
presentative of the Minister of Finance, M.r.
J.H. Dijkhoff who represented the Lt. Govern-
. or of the Windward Islands. Deputy Lopes in
his address pointed out to those present the
capable manner in which the island's admin-
istration 'has been handled by Mr. van Del-'
den who is an accountant and who knows his
stuff He said that the Central Government
should notice the accurate work of this gentle-
man. For one who is capable should never be
pushed around, but should be treated and
looked upon as a nan.
LETTERS
(Continued from page U)
fli25iOOOi', This was decided upon yet when
your dictators reconsidered, it they though it
A IICSSAGE.FROM THE HON. DR. BOSKHOtipf
The Hon. Dr. A, Boekhoudt and family ar-
rived in St. Eub tatius, where they are pre-
pared to make their new home, to serve the


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SATURDAY JUNE 2k, 1961.
FOR SALE
Che dining-roon set (Swedish furniture)-
One radio (Lark Erres) Elec^
One V/ebster record-player with Cabinet
(3 speed's)
One family portable bar (on -wheels)
Snail presses'
All items are in A-l condition, and are bein^
sold because of departure.
For information contact: LirvJ.A. Schoutcn.at
Cole Bay.
You nay drop in -at any time, except
between the hours of 2 p.n. to'uOO p.m.
GRAND D A- N C E AT
TKE CoCpNUT GROVE
ON SATURDAY JULY 1, 1961.
IUSIC BY THE LEST "DANCE-BAND ON THE ISLAND
THJRE WILL BE A LOT OF FUN IN STORE FOR ALL
so Come, one and all, to the grove and have
A WONDERFUL NIGHT
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people of the island.
A reception xrcs held for then on thurst^ay
June 15th, whicl iras very enjoyable.: As a re-
porter for the t.Is1 Opinion, I had ah inter-
view with this rentlenan at his office. He ex-
plained th3 many courses which he has studied.
He is a Dr. of Sociology, and Economics, and
was traine I in lilburg, Holland, at the Roman
Catholic University for Social and Economic
Studies. Diring the time of his studies he met
his lovely bride, who .is today Mrs. Boekhoudt^
She is a graduate nurse, and the mother of two
darling little children a little girl and a
bey, and is alsc a lover of flowers.
Ifr. Boekhoudt has studied the history of St^
Eustatius away back to the 16th. century.
He told me to announce to the people, that
he is one of them, and he is prepared to gie
but all his best to the people;, .". 'cZjSQ ask,
the'people, to give him their co-operation so
that he can prove to them his fitness. He
also said that his is prepared to go all ovfc
to regain the name "Golden Rock" for StI
Eu? tatius.
Christian friends of StI Eustatius, as re-
porter of the 17.1s' Opinion I appeal to you
to cooperate with this noble gentleman.'So
So that we may benefit by his knowledge.
Remember this, Any city that is divided a-
Cainst itself, must fall! In closing I end
with these words to the prople on brhalf of
Ifr. Boekhoudt. "United we stand, divided we
fall..
OLDEST CITIZEN OF ST. MAARTEN PASSES ON
On Saturday June 17, the oldest ci-
tizen of St. Maarten Mrs; MARIE
LOUISE KULLER quietly past away at the
St. Rose Hospital; She was 104 years
of age.
The deceased who for the past sever-
al years was residing at one of her
many grandchildren (Mrs. Agatha Vlaun)
in Philipsburg, hailed from Karigot-
Hill. She was taken to the St. Rose
Hospital on Friday June9.
The deceased who maintained her sight
and senses to the last was a very re-
ligious and kind person and when the
end came she was ready to maet her
Lord and Saviour.
She-is survived by 3 children: 2
sons one in -Santo Domingo aid one in
Curacao, and one daughter wio resides in
Santo Domingo, scores of grandchildren,
great-grandchildren, and graat-great-
grandchildren. She \*as also the grand-
mother of the well-known Mr, S.H.
Muller; founder and Musical Director '
of the Excelsior Community :3rass Band i
of,San Nicolas, Aruba. '
The funeral took place on Saturday
June 17, at 5 p.m. The body was taken
from the St. Rose Hospital %o the
Roman Catholic church in Philipsburg
and thence to the R.c. cemetery in
Philipsburg. The impressive-funeral
procession -/an led by the Philipsburg
Community Band under the ab'e direct-
ion cf its liusioal Director'Mr. J.
Ch. Larmonio.
To the bereaved relatives wc- extend
our sincere synpathy. -


SH-KHBB
"i.
WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
_2_
SATURDAY JUNE 24. 1961.
.WEDDING BELLS
On Thursday June 15, Mr. Arnold Hodge
son of Mr. Harty Hodge and Mrs, Elderina
Hodge of Anguilla took the lovely Miss
Amy Cox, daughter of Mr. Frederick Cox
of French Quarter as his bride.
The marriage ceremony was performed "
by Rev. Frank 'iilby in the Me thodist
church at Philipsburg.
The bride wore a beautifully designed
full-length dress of white nylon lace,
and was followed by 3 bridemaids. Four
of them wore blue dresses and the other
four wore pink dresses.
Many relatives and friends had a very
enjoyable time at the reception which was
held at the hone of Mr. Hughes on the
Back-street "in Phillp3burg.
We congratulate the young couple and
wish their the best of luck,
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PRESIDENT -DIRECT OR OF V70RLD BANK VISITS
ne 16, Minister
of Finance of
Lieftinck,
the
t present, President-
On Friday C\
former Minister
Netherlands cr.c
Director of the World Bank'Visited the
fEland.
He arrived he
by two gentle :x
Lieftinck wa; i
the Lt. 3-ovc : r.
L.~nds, ar.d w;
Hotel for lurch
The K.L'.M. i>1
hours in order
Minister Lieiti
) ,
re by K.L.M. accompanied
r, from Curacao. Minister
cceived at the 'airport by
or of the Windward Is-
taken to th e Little Bay
. and talks.
ane was detained for 3
to' be able to take back
nek, who left at 4:30 p.m.
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* THE TALI: AROUND TOWN *
They sry Bloodsucker a3ked one of the,
Islandcouncil members to resign, and if
he didn't he rould make his children
suffer.
Maarten can be proud.
The most talked about item' of the
week was the manner in which Clem
Labega conducted himself on the Sport
field at Cul-de- Sac on- Sunday
afternoon.
Everyone Who was on the field felt
that lt was a strange and unusual '
manner for. an Islandcouncil member,
a government official, and an acting
Administrator,- to conduct himself.
But some people say that this gentle-
man has out-grown his pants.
It is now c.n accepted fact in our
community that the first lady of the
Winduar d Islands Mrs. J.J. beaujorr-
is a most gracious and charming lady.
Many say -that her ready smile and
graceful manner, is surely a great ...
asset to the Lt. Governor's resi-
dence .
People are wondering how is it that
in Aruba and Curacao where govern-
ment labourers are paid fls.lO.
per day and where the Lt. Governor
has a groat deal of work, only ONE
government car is placed at the dis-
posal of the ,Lt. Governor, while in
St. Maarten whore government labourers
are paid slave-wages (fls.5, per
day) the Lt. Governor has TWO NEW
CARS at his disposal.
W H Y????? ...
Some people are saying it, is for a
show, and others are saying it is only
to put-more of the people's money in
the Wathcy IRON CHEST, while govern- jjf
ment labourers continued to receive
slave-wages, $
IHHKHHKHHKHMHHHI*
ARUBA NEWS
.Many people arc
Larmonie deserves
derful jcb he has
saying
credit
that Mr. J. Ch.
for the woia-
done by forming the
Phllipsburg Community Band, He started
ovt with :. group of boys who had no
knowledge what-so-ever of music, and to-
V^dcy he has a Eras3 Band of which fit.
by J.F. York
BATTLING SIKI STOPPED RUDOLPH BENT IN
8EH. STANZA
A large crowd witnessed Battling
Siki of Jtruta- 168 lbs. and Rudolph
Bent of Britirh Runduras 16Q lbs in a


WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION ________10 SATURDAY JUNE 24. 1961
10-round main event v/liich took plr.ce at the Rlf Stadium at Curacao on June
13 ,
The courageous Bent gave a good account of himself in the early rounds a- i %
fu o5utl?e A^illcan: but soon things seemed to take a different pattern. In
the Bth. round Bent made two trips to the canvas before the end ccme.
In car interview with Siki he spoke very well about Bent upon his return to
Aruba the following day. 9
Mr. Bont has a record of 92 ffcghts, 16 losses and -4 draws and has fought
throughout Central America. e
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PARKER D. IAKE RETURNS FROM U.S.:.. AFTER
4 YEARS STUDY AS AN ELECTRICAL :i! G-IN3ER
Young, energetic and ambitious PARKER D. LiICE.br.rn in St. Maarten, attend-
ed the Oranjoschool at Philipsburg from which ho graduated in 1950. He was
sent to Aruba on a scholarship to attend the Aruba Technical Shool in 1951
where he graduated in 1954. the same year he enrolled in the Lago Vocational
School and followed a training program until 1955 when-'ho was assigned to the
Utilities Bpartment, where he worked until 1957.
Mr. Lake's ambition was not satisfied; and in September 1957 he entered
Howard University on a Lago scholarship to nersuc studies in engineering. He
fought the big fight and got his B.S. in electrical engineering on June 9,
-Ly ox .
Mr. Lake-- returned to Aruba on Saturday June 17, 1Q61 with his charming
wife Mrs. Phyllis Lake who sccnls to be enjoying the tropical sunshine, this
being her first visit to the.sunny Caribbean
The Lakes reside at Mr. Lake 1.0 sister at DcVccrstraat No.6, Brazil.
We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Lake in our midst and wish them a pleasant stay
on the island and success in their new environent'and career. Congratulation
to the proud parents on their son-'s accomplishment.
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N.W.I.W.A. TAKE 4 STRAIGHT WIN
IN THE MIRA MAR DOMINO COMPETITION
Defeated Trappers with a score of 21 9 Whipped Paradera with a
acore of 21 17 Won Yamanota with,a score of'21 18 Trounced
Aruba Jrs. with a score of 21 3.
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FERNANDO (B0B0) RICHARDS RETURNS
Mr. Fernando (Bobo) Richards .-cturned.from a well-spent vacation on Sunday
June 18-by the M.S. Antllia and is ready to resume his regular activities in '
the community.
Mr. Richards is the Treasurer of the N.W.I.W.A. He has ouitc some news about
his wonderful time spent away from the island.
The Officers and members of the N.W.I.W.A. wish to welcome Mr. Richards
back in our midst after his long absence.'
The O.B.I.A. eclebr ated its tenth anniversary in grand style on Wednesday
JUNE 21. Read the full story in our next issue.


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WINDWARD I SLANDS' OPINION 10 SATURDAY JUNE 24. 1961 10-round main event v/liich took plr.ce at the Rlf Stadium at Curacao on June 13 • • '• The courageous Bent gave a good account of himself in the early rounds ai % fu o5u tl ? e A ^i llcan: but soon things seemed to take a different pattern. In the Bth. round Bent made two trips to the canvas before the end ccme. In car interview with Siki he spoke very well about Bent upon his return to Aruba the following day. 9 Mr. Bont has a record of 92 ffcghts, 16 losses and -4 draws and has fought throughout Central America. e BMM tt BM II HM PARKER D. IAKE RETURNS FROM U.S.:.. AFTER 4 YEARS STUDY AS AN ELECTRICAL :i! G-IN3ER Young, energetic and ambitious PARKER D. LiICE.br.rn in St. Maarten, attended the Oranjoschool at Philipsburg from which ho graduated in 1950. He was sent to Aruba on a scholarship to attend the Aruba Technical Shool in 1951 where he graduated in 1954. the same year he enrolled in the Lago Vocational School and followed a training program until 1955 when-'ho was assigned to the Utilities Bpartment, where he worked until 1957. • Mr. Lake's ambition was not satisfied; and in September 1957 he entered Howard University on a Lago scholarship to nersuc studies in engineering. He fought the big fight and got his B.S. in electrical engineering on June 9, -Ly ox • Mr. Lake-returned to Aruba on Saturday June 17, 1Q61 with his charming wife Mrs. Phyllis Lake who sccnls to be enjoying the tropical sunshine, this being her first visit to the.sunny Caribbean The Lakes reside at Mr. Lake 1.0 sister at DcVccrstraat No.6, Brazil. We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Lake in our midst and wish them a pleasant stay on the island and success in their new environent'and career. Congratulation to the proud parents on their son-'s accomplishment. •4KHHHH!.: -S-K-JHHHWKHH! ** N.W.I.W.A. TAKE 4 STRAIGHT WIN IN THE MIRA MAR DOMINO COMPETITION Defeated Trappers with a score of 21 9 — Whipped Paradera with a acore of 21 17 — Won Yamanota with,a score of'21 18 — Trounced Aruba Jrs. with a score of 21 3. tlMllltHtltr HHi-WMHHI "• t FERNANDO (B0B0) RICHARDS RETURNS Mr. Fernando (Bobo) Richards .-cturned.from a well-spent vacation on Sunday June 18-by the M.S. Antllia and is ready to resume his regular activities in the community. Mr. Richards is the Treasurer of the N.W.I.W.A. He has ouitc some news about his wonderful time spent away from the island. The Officers and members of the N.W.I.W.A. wish to welcome Mr. Richards back in our midst after his long absence.' The O.B.I.A. eclebr ated its tenth anniversary in grand style on Wednesday JUNE 21. Read the full story in our next issue.



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SH-KHBB "i. WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION _2_ SATURDAY JUNE 24. 1961. W E D D I N G BELLS On Thursday June 15, Mr. Arnold Hodge son of Mr. Harty Hodge and Mrs, Elderina •Hodge of Anguilla took the lovely Miss Amy Cox, daughter of Mr. Frederick Cox of French Quarter as his bride. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Frank 'iilby in the Me thodist church at Philipsburg. The bride wore a beautifully designed full-length dress of white nylon lace, and was followed by 3 bridemaids. Four of them wore blue dresses and the other four wore pink dresses. Many relatives and friends had a very enjoyable time at the reception which was held at the hone of Mr. Hughes on the Back-street "in Phillp3burg. We congratulate the young couple and wish their the best of luck, *•£%  ; :.-;:••::• :::;:•::•;: ;xxxxx*"fr PRESIDENT -DIRECT OR OF V70RLD BANK VISITS ne 16, Minister of Finance of Lieftinck, the t present, PresidentOn Friday C\ former Minister Netherlands cr.c Director of the World Bank'Visited the fEland. He arrived he by two gentle :x Lieftinck wa; i the Lt. 3-ovc : r. L.~nds, ar.d w; Hotel for lurch The K.L'.M. I>1 hours in order Minister Lieiti %  ) re by K.L.M. accompanied r, from Curacao. Minister cceived at the 'airport by or of the Windward Istaken to th e Little Bay and talks. ane was detained for 3 to' be able to take back nek, who left at 4:30 p.m. ^XXXXHKHHMHHJ vHi• &f SHHHCVHHHKHHXXKXXXXXXXJ-K-K* THE TALI: AROUND TOWN They sry Bloodsucker a3ked one of the, Islandcouncil members to resign, and if he didn't he rould make his children suffer. Maarten can be proud. The most talked about item' of the week was the manner in which Clem Labega conducted himself on the Sport field at Cul-deSac onSunday afternoon. Everyone Who was on the field felt that lt was a strange and unusual manner for. an Islandcouncil member, a government official, and an acting Administrator,to conduct himself. But some people say that this gentleman has out-grown his pants. It is now c.n accepted fact in our •community that the first lady of the Winduar d Islands Mrs. J.J. beaujorris a most gracious and charming lady. Many say -that her ready smile and graceful manner, is surely a great ... asset to the Lt. Governor's residence People are wondering how is it that in Aruba and Curacao where government labourers are paid fls.lO.— per day and where the Lt. Governor has a groat deal of work, only ONE government car is placed at the disposal of the ,Lt. Governor, while in St. Maarten whore government labourers are paid slave-wages (fls.5,— per day) the Lt. Governor has TWO NEW CARS at his disposal. W H Y????? ... Some people are saying it, is for a show, and others are saying it is only to put-more of the people's money in the Wathcy IRON CHEST, while governjjf ment labourers continued to receive slave-wages, $ IHHKHHKHHKHMHHHI* ARUBA NEWS .Many people arc Larmonie deserves derful jcb he has saying credit that Mr. J. Ch. for the woiadone by forming the %  Phllipsburg Community Band, He started ovt with :. group of boys who had no knowledge what-so-ever of music, and toV^dcy he has a Eras3 Band of which fit. by J.F. York BATTLING SIKI STOPPED RUDOLPH BENT IN 8EH. STANZA A large crowd witnessed Battling Siki of Jtruta168 lbs. and Rudolph Bent of Britirh Runduras 16Q lbs in a



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wmm TCLNDY/ARD ISLANDSI OPINION SATURDAY JUNE 2ii, l?6l7 now home, not for a little while, not on a temporary basis, but forever. "Those Whom* God hath joined together let not man put asunder". In saying this,Jesus was setting aside the %  whole Mosaic law, -with regard to. marriage and divorce,The essence of the_Jewish conception'of what a i.ian might do to rid himself of his wif c, is to be found in the 2iitn. Chapter of De&t; :vs 1-2* "Y/hen a man taketh a wife, and marrieth her, then' it shall be, if she find no favour in his eyes,.beCause he hath found some unseemly thing in her> that he shall write her a bill of divorcement and give it to her in her hand, and send her out of the house. And when she hi s de— • parted out of his house she may go and be a* nother man's wife...", %  That is to say, there is a way of terminating the marriage relationship, and it can be done on the part of man only the woman has no rightsi The man can merely give her a statement to the effect that he now divorces her, leaving, them both to remarry. Here we see that the Mosaic -law have at least brought about some legal arrange—, aent for geting rid of one's wife, (To be conti'hued next issue) O B I T U A R Y With deep regret we record the death of IJRSi L Y D I A ROGERS who died at her home in French Cal-dc-SaC at 1 a,m. on Wednesday June 7, She w^s "5 years of age. The decersed is survived by her husband^and four children: two sons and two daughters. The'funeral took place on the same dry at n 5 pm, and the. burial rites were performed in the S.D.A. church at French Cul-de-Saci, To the bereaved relatives we extend our sincere sympathy. Director'of tiv; publication: lt*s. B*. Iforal.es, I Ifarigot, St. Lfertin, JYi'.I. k Printers: The People's Printery. Back-street, Philipsburg Si. Maarten, H,L~, t better to keep practically the entire amount for themselves and give the other islands the paltry sum of fl.jjOOO.— and fl.7;500.— Mr. Levenstone your ship is sinking and I do not mean the,Gloria. Get somebody it least to try and defend the fact how you could allow yourself_to*be used against the interest of Saba, Yes, Levenstone, your selfish and greedy charapfeerhas bebn laid open very painfully now. At least it is worth knowing that a fellow Sabian does not jump at a' small amount of thirty pieces of silver ^ Saba is worth far more you know. A Sabiani,. v *HHKHWKHBKH;^KH^4SH^ S T, EUSTATIUS N 73 V S %  % %  %  %  i %  %  % % %  -..,.., l)y V.L. Tobin FAR5WELX TO THE HON. MR. R.O. van DELDEN On Thursday June l^th, a farewell party was held for the Hon. R,0. van'Delden form


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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION quite that bad as yet I believe, but we ought to give our attention to the factors that ivill make for'success in marriage and remember, that the great number of marriages gxc successes, rathe than failures. Ours is the Christian approach. Vihat does Jesus teach about marriage and divorce? 'what is the Christian point of view? There is some degree of confusion at this point• There arc branches of the Christian Church that say: under no condition shall there be a divorce, or no divorced person shall SATURDAY JUNE 24, 1961; SEWING MACHINES %  SINGER SEWS BETTER FREE SERVICING & ATTRACTIVE INSTALLMENT PAYMENT TERMS AGENT EMILE (MILO) TACKLING MARIGOT & GRAND-CASE ADVERTISE IN THE W Is OPINION TO IT IS THE PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, READ 3Y THE PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS FOR THE PEOPLE -DAY ever marry again. There arc other churches that make an exception in case of infidelity of either member o£ the marriage_contract. Cone refuie to marry divorced persons, rut get around their cvm rule br recognizing an-' nulnents, which leclare in effect, that there has nover been a marriage; often this leaves the children pf such, a union in an embarrassing status of illegitimacy; at best it is a verbal subterfuge that makes a new legajism out of the teachings of Jesusi What did Jesus teach about marriage and Divorce? The scripture reference in Mark is different at one point from the story given in Ibthewis Gospel. In Lhrk*s_account, Jesus is Concerned about the positive silo of marriage ', The question of those %  who came to Him was with regard to divorce, but Jesus quickly turns it to the positive question of what marriage ought to be,_and He holds up a very high ideal. He remembers, that great honor is due to parents, but from the beginning of time God has created the human race male and. female; therefore, a'man shall leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife, f orsaking his home, and naking a GARAGE & WELDING-SHOP '' CAROL ( E C K I E ) RIOK6RDS0V MIDDLE REGION ST, MARTIN MOTORS CO. INC. MARIGOT WHILE IN ST. MAARTEN ST. MARTIN BE SURE TO SEE ALL THE SCENIC BEAUTY RENT A DRIVE-U-SEL? VOLKWAGEN AS A SPECIAL SERVICE WE SELL' GASOLINE AT OUR GAS-STATION AT GRAND CASE % UNTIL 10 g.M •



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m*jPZ>p WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 OPINION SATURDAY JUNE 24, 1961. WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION Established by J.H. Lake, Sr. On July 1, 1959, as a ir.eans of helping to Improve the social economical* and political conditions of the Windward Islands by advocating against the causes of injustice and oppression. CAMBAIR RESUMES SATURDAY FLIGHT As of Saturday June 17, C ar ibair has reresumed its•Saturday flights -which was discontinued a few vrccks ago. With the resumption of the Saturday flights, Carlbair will now have four flights per week to and from this Island. According to the new schedule Oaribair will call at St, Iiaarten on Mondays, 'i,Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The resumption of the Saturday flights make it especially convenient for persons who arc desirous of making weekend trips. ****** ****** %  B MXK ** stands out as a monument of the construction ability of Ur~. L.Bi Scott, won for him the respect of the olier folks. In 1933 he was .one of the men who founded^ the Fhilipsburg liitual Improvement Association (P.M.I.A/) and"became its first president. The P.M.IJU'LS today an association which commands the respect of the entire community. He has been a member )f the colonial Ljetem of government (land-raa.l) for over 13 years. When the Netherlands Antilles acquired autonomy within the frame-work of the Netherlands Kingdom i\ 195C, he was' one of the first elec£cd member 3 of the Islandcourc il of St. laarten. He has b^en t: c -.;cr/crnr.cntcontractor 'of the Windw ? rd Islards for over 22 years, during which period r.c has constructed many public buildings as re 11 as roads in the Windward Islands. Am^ng tie -lany jobs he has done in the windward Islar.-'s'ore: In St. Iiaarten: The Methodist Mis:ion house in^Philipsburg and the road at 3 buntilliam Hill. In Saba: The r-overnment cliris in She Bottom and public cistern in flie Bottom .and one at Windward Side. In St. Satatius : -he government school and the Admiriis tr ator : home. In 1952 Ifri L.B. Scott retired from government services; before this however he was awarded the Gold medal attached to the Order, of Oranje Nassau, by Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands, for his services to the Windward Islands and its people. Today at 6b years of age,and not enjoying the best of good health lfc> Scott is a member of the Islartdcouncil of St. Iiaarten and the leader of the loyal opposition. Ho is also the Esso Dealer on the Island. Tor his great contribution to the cor^TzraCrfcueai rt in theVincteard Islands; for his ceaseless and devotioft\to his -mother; for his gentleprinciplcs; Psir his contribution ( ought the Junoir Branch, of the P.M.I.A.) / %  eloping better men^Ujd women for x.he rd Islands; he has "bS^selected by the pd Islands' Opinion as *he ***a ttg*a H tt KKKXtt X HM*BMHKK EDITORIAL NDWARD ISLANDS MAN OF HEEK. How-a-days' we hear much talk about "Yankee imperialism", and the Communist threat which wgs once thought to be existent only in Europe, Asia and Africa, has now infiltrated our Western Hemisphere. Be read about, and hear 1 over the radio of the thousands of people who have been put to death in Cuba, where the Communists are in charge; and yet some people, right here, in our community speak with such admiration about Communism and the Soviet Union, and so de„ grading ly about the United States of America. They gaye as reason for disliking America, "the segregation policy of the South". This is a very alarming situation, and we believe.' that those in our community who feel this way,do so, because they have listening too much to the Communist propaganda about: "Yankee imperialism". We would like to Call a few facts to the minds of our readers, which vie hope will cause them to see things as thy really are. Before doing so however we would like to make it clear that we do not agree with the "segregation policy of the South" neither do we agree with the "racist policy" of some Negroes. To us the one is as bad as bad as the other. • We believe in, "the brotherhood of man under the Father hood of God", because we feel that,"all men are created equal". We are however of-the opinion that, "in spiteand because of, the segregation policy of the South", people should admire, rather than despise America and its people For is it not true'that the Federal Government, as well as many private organizations and individuals are doing a great deal to correct this? And is it not also' true that in the past years human-rights in the South have progressed by leaps and bounds? This should be taken as proof of the American Government's awareness of this problem, and its willingness to solv; it. We should also at all times bear in mind that the manner in which this problem is being solved in the United States, can only be I



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r =S*9B Y/INDTCJtD ISLANDS' OPINION 8 SATURDAY JUNE 2k, 1961. FOR SALE Che dining-roon set (Swedish furniture)One radio (Lark Erres) Elec^ One V/ebster record-player with Cabinet (3 speed's) One family portable bar (on -wheels) Snail presses' All items are in A-l condition, and are bein^ sold because of departure. For information contact: LirvJ.A. Schoutcn.at Cole Bay. • You nay drop in -at any time, except between the hours of 2 p.n. to'uOO p.m. GRAND D AN C E AT TKE CoCpNUT GROVE ON SATURDAY JULY 1, 1961. IUSIC BY THE LEST "DANCE-BAND ON THE ISLAND THJRE WILL BE A LOT OF FUN IN STORE FOR ALL so COME, ONE AND ALL, TO THE GROVE AND HAVE A WONDERFUL NIGHT w people of the island. A reception xrcs held for then on thurst^ay June 15th, whicl iras very enjoyable.: As a reporter for the t.Is 1 Opinion, I had ah interview with this rentlenan at his office. He explained th3 many courses which he has studied. He is a Dr. of Sociology, and Economics, and was traine I in lilburg, Holland, at the Roman Catholic University for Social and Economic Studies. Diring the time of his studies he met his lovely bride, who .is today Mrs. Boekhoudt^ She is a graduate nurse, and the mother of two darling little children a little girl and a bey, and is alsc a lover of flowers. Ifr. Boekhoudt has studied the history of St^ Eustatius away back to the 16th. century. He told me to announce to the people, that he is one of them, and he is prepared to gie but all his best to the people;, .". 'cZjSQ ask, the'people, to give him their co-operation so that he can prove to them his fitness. He also said that his is prepared to go all ovfc to regain the name "Golden Rock" for StI Eu? tatius. Christian friends of StI Eustatius, as reporter of the 17.1s' Opinion I appeal to you to cooperate with this noble gentleman.'So So that we may benefit by his knowledge. Remember this, Any city that is divided aCainst itself, must fall! In closing I end with these words to the prople on brhalf of Ifr. Boekhoudt. "United we stand, divided we fall.. OLDEST CITIZEN OF ST. MAARTEN PASSES ON On Saturday June 17, the oldest citizen of St. Maarten Mrs; MARIE LOUISE KULLER quietly past away at the St. Rose Hospital; She was 104 years of age. The deceased who for the past several years was residing at one of her many grandchildren (Mrs. Agatha Vlaun) in Philipsburg, hailed from KarigotHill. She was taken to the St. Rose Hospital on Friday June9. The deceased who maintained her sight and senses to the last was a very religious and kind person and when the end came she was ready to maet her Lord and Saviour. She-is survived by 3 children: 2 sons one in -Santo Domingo aid one in Curacao, and one daughter wio resides in Santo Domingo, scores of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and graat-greatgrandchildren. She \*as also the grandmother of the well-known Mr, S.H. Muller; founder and Musical Director of the Excelsior Community :3rass Band i of,San Nicolas, Aruba. The funeral took place on Saturday June 17, at 5 p.m. The body was taken from the St. Rose Hospital %o the Roman Catholic church in Philipsburg and thence to the R.c. cemetery in Philipsburg. The impressive-funeral procession -/an led by the Philipsburg Community Band under the ab'e direction cf its liusioal Director'Mr. J. Ch. Larmonio. To the bereaved relatives wcextend our sincere synpathy.



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?'"^H WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION. SATURDAY JUKE.17. 1961. E S S Q ESS0 OFFERS YOU THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS: RUST-EAN 2^0 metal"primer to relict corrosion RUST-EAN 297 Aluminum costing for use on clean* metal surfaces. RUST-EAN EXTERIOR ENAEEL, in colors: yellow^ blue, red, green & white. RUST-EAN, 3o;Thinner. FOR TEE BEST RESULTS BUY AT THE ESSO SIGN L.B. SCOT: ESSO DEALER NOT: a s: M NOTICE;:: PLEASE VI. i:. THE WORD AROUND. FOR MflBEEtt" GQMIETEliT & FIRST CLASS PIPE-FITTING AT REASONABLE ^PRICES 3E SURE TO CONTACT: • J 0 IT ', 'W Y A T T "VvORKcHO? ON WHEELS M-149" BE SURE TO READ A ( 30PY OF TEE WINDYM FX ISLANDS 1 OPINION : A I. •-CH WEEK IT "IS THE. 11"OICE OF THE PEOPLE"' 3. U'. 'ORI. I T I possible in a countrywith a democratic system of ^ovarnraent. In addition to-the above, "Yankee imperialism" also means a country that has ~one to two world wars with enormous sacrifices of lives.and money and which.hasn't taken a single inch of lend from the beaten countries. It means a'nation which devoted hundreds of millions of dollars for the reconstruction of the defeated countries after the war through the Marshall Plan and these are the very countries whose people were vie-* tims of their own dictatorial r:overnments^ Yankee imperialism is a country which spent millions of dollars in technical assistance and in Tood over all these years in order to. save many people of the world •from hunger a -.1 misery. Yankee imperialism says a man has a riant, to happiness through a worthy 1-if o. Perhaps Soviets could tell us how this compares with the imperialism which Russia exorcises. The Soviets maintain all the countries defeated and occupi thea under their yoke without freedem at all; an 1 moreover, they try through subversive means to destroy the democracies in order to make themselves the lords and masters of the wor? In oonslusion wc wish to say: "God bless America, %  • %  this yeat and democratic nation ever stand asa bulward against the Communist %  at] *H^:--!:-K-::"::-SK:-V--::--:-^ C E K T R A L STORE PEILEPSBURG & I-IARIGOT OFFERS YOU THE BEST IN: TUNGSTONE BATTERIES, DUNLOP TIRES WORLD FAMOUS "I.C.I." PAINTS CAR PARTS & BEDS ALL SIZES. WE CAN SUPPLY 'YCU WITH ANYTHING THAT: LIVES, GjKftfS OR IS KADE WITHINONB WEEK S#WH;VH:K';HKHK:VKHHH!*VH;HHHHHHHHH



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-i 7/I1IBWARD ISLANDS' OPINION / SATURDAY JUNE 2ht 1961. ;. LETTERS • (Not the responsibility of the Editor) HJST TIB POOR UNFORTUNATE ONES DIE FOR VJATER lie have been without rain absolutely for the past few months, and water has beconc one of our biggest problem* This however "ias caused a big reflection on those in power j because it is knownto all that very much money was spent here on reservoirs so as to better this present condition. It is somerahat surprising, to know at this present moment, when the poor people need water most, they hardly can get a drop. Even more" disgusting is to sec tlicse poor people on street corners wondering if they will get water tod$r, These conditions are surely showing up the way our elected representatives here are handling the interest of the poor. Poor people it is obvious that the interest of our elected representatives cone first, YOU may die of thir :t. SHAME Oh YOU REPRESENTATIVES. Dear lir, Z '.:'. or; Please -How :ie to print the following concerning t] e las; general Islandcouncil meeting held at Si Maai'ten. As a Sal ian I. am proud and ashamed at the • same tine.'by th : conduct of our Council members fron_3aba. Mr* Ansjijn ." 1'r. Johnson have won the respect of 1 very Jr.bian by their sense of duty ar \ responsibility-^ovrards their constituents. Mri Levcnston and Mr. 13.1s on have proved their loyalty tc Sab-, ly their actions. For the next Islandcouncil election, I suggest they move dioir campaigning grounds to Green Island an'. Diamond Hock. They might be able to fool th: sea gulls and cat birds, because politics is a novelty to the residents of the abovemntioned Islands. An ex-constituent. schools, enfeeble their minds, kill-their judgement, no determination, no church, no God, no obedience to authority, Vfliat have you decided to do with this menace? Decide to allow it to go on, or do our utmost to put .an end to it? Let us all rally to the cause of. our youth, of the Vfindward Islands St. Eustatius, Saba, St.' Maarten helping to save them from this evil. When you .compare the percentage of b?. rs and girls from these Islands with the opportunities offered theln in the schools, in comparison to what they really pofescss, you are left [ to wonder,' Surely all cannot, be masters. But, when you compare, how many of you drink; with how many don't drink. Oh, then you are wonfronted with, something else. Ladies and gentlemen, LJoys and girls, all who can reason, I an pleading with you on behalf of our children. To be able to face this present atomic age, we must read on and between the lines. If we can't, God see for us. Thank you Mr, Editor for your.valuable space. Yours truly, best regards I.II. Sprott' San Nicolas, Aruba, N,A, Dear'Mr. Lake;. Am asking you for space in the 17,1s' Opinion to express my oninionj although using the V/,tsJ Opinion]; Its a well known and established fact, The people in the Windward Islands should do much more, to help rid the islands,of this disastrous evil monster a. 1 c 0 ho 1 I need not explain the effect of this deadly \ evil upon the minds, and bodies cf our children. Some neople lock upon this deadly monster as/ building the economy of the islands. But if those same people can really see it as it is-A green eye two rain giant out to destroy our youth, weaken an 1 kill the strong, burn down our FOR THIRTY PIECES OF SILVH" Yes, for thirtfpieCcs of silver Saba has %  eiftOe-agjvLr/boen sold. The islandcouncil members ".of St, Eustatius'haye returned with their heads held high. They have defended the interest of their island. The islandcouncil rrmher s uossrs A. Anslijn and M. Johnson have likewise demonstrated their sense of justice and dedication to the welfare of • the isHand they pledged to serve, Mr, Levers tone surely there must be a ::iisunderstanding, You must have got puzzled with the. figures. You get your figures and orders from Mr. Claude Tiatheyand for rea" sons very obvious you are forced to act as dictated to, %  Mr, HHlson is just a shadow and has no opinion of his o-wn and therefore a very ins ignificant member. Surely lic" 9 Levenstone you uphold honesty and justice! At least a deputy should. Can you recall the agreement made concerning the division of the money alloted by the central government to help smooth out the un•Ixalanced financial administration in the t island's from former years 1 This amount which was received in I960 shouid have'been divided thus: St. I^arten fl.75.000.—,' St. Eustatius fl.^O.OOO.— and Saba fls. (See LETTERS page 7) •



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^^^ WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY JUNE 24. -1961 BASEBALL COMPETITION TO START TO-MORROW An interisland "baseball competition is scheduled to 3tartto-inorrow, Sunday, June 25. The opening feame between the Colebc.y Dodgers of Cole Bay and the Marigot Baseball club of Haricot vrill be played at the Sport-field in Marigot tomorrow, and will start at 2 p.m. The teams which will take 'part In; the competition are: f.e Y.M.S.C. of Cul-deSac", the Caterpillars of Philipsburg, the Colebay Dodgers of Cole Bay and the Marigot Baseball club of M&rlgot. Games will be played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at the following' places: Marigot, Cul-de-Sac and French Quarter. Aschedule of the games will be published in our next issue, #* ** DR. PETIT"MADE TRIP TO GUADELOUPE On Friday June 16, Dr. Petit who' is Mayor, General Councillor and Government doctor of this Section of the Island left here by Air France for Guadeloupe. He returned to the island on Monday last. *-r # • A CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE By Rev. K.R. Khan SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES St. Mathew's Gospel 19:1-13 \ S + Mark's Gospe.l 10:2-9? Ralph YJaldo Emerson once remarked, "that marriage wa3 an open question. For from the beginning of time, those who were in, wanted to get out, and those who were out,wanted to get in. It-may not.be quite that bad, but there are facts in the American picture thfct seem to point in that direction'. I refer to the American picture, because I have done extensive research in this area during my years of reslaency in that country. The United States has a very high marriage rate, perhaps the highest of any country in the world. In 1946, there were 2,900,000 couples loined in marriage. The next year fell only a little botilhd with about 2,000,000 couples. The present rate is lov/er, being about 1,500,000 aarri.-^es per year. But this decrease is largely due to the sharp decrease in births during the depression years of the thirties. Since 194-0, "the birth rate has oeer. increasing annually and the marriage rat* will no doubt'begin to climb again soon. A recent census (1959) showed, that 3/4 of the men and 3/5 of the women in the U.S. are married beforethey are thirty years of age. This i__ the encouraging side of the picture For the average American, marriage belongs to his pai>tern of life, c.r.C for him it is not a possibility, but a realization'. On the other side of the picture ia an alarming increase in divorces. The rate in the U.S. has increased 500 percent since the war between the States. In 190 z :-, one out of every eight marriages ended in divorce; by 1924 the ratio was 1 out of 6; since 1944, at least 1 out of every 4 marriages has "gone on the Rocks". If the present trend continues, it will not be very long before 1/3 of the Amor ice. ii marriages end-in failure. Divorce, however, is only the negative side of rr.r iage. I think we in the West tress it too much and have let it become too much a part of our pattern of life, A fortitude .in a pocket-size magazine made a wisecrack recently to the effect, "that soon a bride will be married with a wedding certificate in pne hand and a bill of divorcement in the other, so in case she does not like her husband, she can send him back home before the honeymoon is over". It isn't



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I I m )s / Suzanne Hodgman Latin American Specialist i ^t io n e Depa rtment irnity nf Florida TEXT MUTILATED le Florida,--5.3.A V H i % %  "AMOR ET LABOR AMNIA VINCIT" "LOVE & LABOUR CONQUER ALL THINGS" SATURDAY JUNE 24, 196I. Vol. 2 No. 47 Printers: The People's Printery Price Fls. 0.25 Back-street, Philipsbttrg. DUTCH SECTION : Editor: J.H. Lake, Sr. Cole Bay, St. Maarten, N.A. FRENCH SECTION : Editor: Mrs. B. Morales Marigot, St. Martin, F.V.I. FOR "MAN OF THE WEEK" WE NOMINATE Mr. Lionel Bernard Scott, building contractor, organizer and politicly Mr. Scott who is at present a member of the Islandcouncil of Section St. Maarten, of the Islandterritory the Vftndward Island, left thi3 island as a young man for Santo Domingo. There he studied concrete construction, and was active in the "Garvey Movement" He is a past president "of the U.N.I.A.In 1929 after having aquired a certain amount of knowledge-.aftd expedience in Santo Domingo, Mr. Scott decided to return home in' order to be close to his mother whom he adored, as well as to be able to use his knowledge and experience for the ftenefit of his beloved St. Maarten and its people. v In the beginning it was very rough because the older foLka/rfere not will! to listen (as they termed him) to this "up-start boy", ^Ver because of conviction that there was a job to be done here,, and t^Kjellng that he %  the one to do that job; coupled-with the great Jtafr ha nad for his motb the desire to be close to her, this noble 3on oZ^ttie soil "held on". In 1930 he was given the, "the chance of hie lif} e vhen he got the to build the Methodist Mission house in FhilipsWyg; ?his building wfc am