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Windward Islands' opinion
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"AMOR ET UBCR AMNIA VINCIT" "LOVE & LABOUR CONQUER ALL THINGS"
SATURDAY JULY 1/ 1963T.
Vol. 3 No. 1 Printers: The People's Prlntery Price Fls. 0 25
'_______________________ Back-street, Philipsburg.
DUTCH SECTION!
Editor! J.H. Lake, Sr.
Oole Bay.
St. Maarten, N.A.
FRENCH SECTION!
j^.
Editor! Mrs. B. Morales
Marigot*
St. Martin, F.W.I,
FOR "MAN OF THE WEEK" WE
NOMINATE
Mr; D; Reginald Tibbetts,- Electrical and Communications Engineer and human-
itarian, first visited St. Maarten in February 1956. He and his lovely wife
immediately fell in love with the Icland and its people. And so in June of the
same year he returned and has been living here with his wife ever since.
In the time that Mr* Tibbetts, who is an American, citizen has been.here, he
he has helped in many ways, people from all walks of life (from the highest
to the lowest)
To name only a few of the many things he has done for this Island we would
like to mention that he has been instrumental in causing the Caribair to in-
clude St. Maarten on its schedule, which has increased the Tourist Trade here
as well as in Saba and Sf. Eustatlus. He has given to and installed for our
government a new telephone switchboard, which has improved telephone communi-
' cation on the Island. He has been responsible for a cargo plane to make regu-
_ lar flights between the U.S.A. and here via Puerto Rico,- this is a great help
&vlcV.rYLc\?<.(c- ^See l,Man oi the wee" P6^ 10)


WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
SATURDAY 'JULY 1> 1961
WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
Established by J.rY Lake, Sr.
On July 1, 1959,
as a means of helping to improve '.
the social economical and politic.--.
cal conditions of the Windward Is-
lands by advocating against the
causes of injustice and oppres-
sion; "
O.E.I.A. CELEBRATED lOTH. ANNIVERSARY
On Wednesday June 21, the Officers and mem-
bers of the O.B.I.A. celebrated the tenth an-
niversary of the Association^
The occasion was narked ty a parade around
Philipsburg^lead'by the Phiiipsburg Community
Band at h p,n#
After the parade the officers and members of
the Association along with their invited guests
gathered at the O.B.I.A.-HaH in Philipsburg, /
:#iere speeches were made and refreshment served^
Ihe Lt. Governor and his charming wife as well
as Deputy Milton Peters and Rer." Frank Tfff.Thy
were among the distinguished guests^'
Ihe celebration lasted until 8 piru and all
Trent to their homes satisfied*
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ROAD TO POD-IT BLANCHE OPENED
On Thursday last the road to Point Blanche
Thich has been under construction for sometime
was officially operf^by the Lt', Governor.
The Lt. Governor made a short speech and then
cut the ribbon which was a cross the road with
a scissors handed to him by the adorable lii>-
tie Miss Patsey Canegieter. After the Cutting of
the ribbon cars, trucks, motor-cycles and
roople on foot 1 tod for P&int Blanche where
theyvwere given free drinks to mark the occa-
sion,
Dr. Petit Mayor and General Councillor of 16-
rigot arrived late for the opening .ceremonies,
but was in time for the free drinks.
. The road is not yet asphalted but a car cn
now drive from Philipsb-jg to Point Blanched
The Windward Islands1 Opinion congratulates the
contractor and the workmen for this accomplis!>-
nerrt.
STANLEY SMITH ON SHORT VISIT
- On Friday June 23> Mr. Stanley Smith arrived
here by Caribair via Puerto Rxco and St. Thomas^
from the U.S.A. for a short visit to the island.
Mr. Smith was^'the skipper of the Lago
Cricket team.which defeated the Shell Cura-
cao Cricket team (in their traditional an-
nual Rencounter) at Curacao for the Whitsun-
tide. Skipper Smith won the bowling average
during tfiis meet, by claiming h wickets for
ten runs.
The Tuesday after defeating the Shell
Curacao Cricket team Stanley "took-off"
for the U.S.A.. where he spent .28 days with
relatives and friends, he also spent one
week in Canada*
During a short interview with Mr. Smith,
he told our reporter th:Vhis- vacation would
not have been piete had he not visited
"The.Rock", **------------
"."r. Smith who is a Foreman in the Instru-
ment Dept.'of Lago, left the island on "Tues-
day June 27 for St. Kitts> and left St.
Kitts on Friday June 30 for Aruba.
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* SPORTS *
BASEBALL:
MARIGOT TRAMPLES.. CQLEBAY DODGERS 2U lU
Dr. Petit, Mayor of Marigot hurls the o-
pening pitch and the first game of the 1961
Baseball tournament, staged by five energet-
ic youngsters, forming the St. Maarten Base-
ball Bond, got underway; on Sunday last when
Marigot bombarded the Dodgers of Colebay at
the larigot Sport-field with 19 hits scoring
21; runs to llj.
Both'teams having a good start in the first
inning, however, Marigot broke loose in the
second scoring seven big runs on five hits
to lead nine to three^ Jinny Peters replacing
Joel Heyliger, took over the pitching job
and kept the runs tfown to a lower score,
but didn't seem to stop the big hitters frcn
blasting the pitches away. The Dodgers with
tm> away in the sixth inning"threatened to
turn the table but pitcher E. Brookscn got
the following batters to fly out allowing
only three to score* The Dodgers then ran
into more trouble in the eight, however
pitcher Jim Peters got Franklin to bat into'R
a double play stopping another liarigot ral^y.
The score ended 2li to lU for the French beys
and both teams should be praised for the good
sportmanship displayed during the game.
The winning pitcher was Joseph Daniel,
and the loser was Joel Heyliger. Veteran
umpire Stanley Smith is surely due some
praise for a job well-done, praise is also "
due the other umpires, and we hope to have_
them present C--:'.:. ':' zzz'i c.? '.'- .son..
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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
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MEN OF FREHCH ST. MARTIN AND THE METHODIST
HEN OF AKHJILUt
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A group of^l6 men accocpanied by Rev! k!'
Khan left St, Martin on Thursday June 22nd!
for c. t-o-day visit to Anguilla. The nain
purpose of this tour was to create a strongee
tie between the Methodist nen of these is-
lands, and to bring a sensed of maasx one-
ness among Methodist people!'
A friendly game of cricket was played and
very, fine spirit of sportsmanship was ex&apHf
f ied.I
Rev, Khan wh^ skippered the St! tfertin team
brought back victory to the Island! The re-
sults were as follows:
St. Martin Methodist men 127 runs
Anguilla Methodist men
107 runs
For^St. Martin: B.'Ford scored a brilliant 3,
Rev, Khan 3k and R, Brooks 10!
For Anguilla: S, Guishard scored 29, F!
Richards 15, A. Carty 12, and j!C! Hodge 1?!
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"mnraiir) isiands opinion
SATURDAY JULY 1, 196ll
Bowling t "
St, !Jartin:^D, Ford 3 wickets, Revj. Khaii 3
'wickers, Hi. Connor 1 wicket and O.Di Hodge 1
wicket, .'
Anguilla: F. Richards took 8 wickets.
The" group of nen (Rev, Khan, Hair Ford, Jan
Carty, Reginald brooks, Raymond Tfllliams, Rep-
ly Conner, Obc Hodge, Fred Conner, Robert Du
sant, Rbmilien Duzant, Ernest Jermin, Franklin
wescott, Handito Hubert, Henry Arjnell an-.! Oli*-
ver Cox ) returned on Friday, after having
spent an enjoyable time, with thg fine hospir-
tality of the kindly Aaguillians*
The Anguilla group is fyopng to visit St.
Ifartin later in the year.
FOOTS ALL
FREIiCjI y/s DUTCH FOOTBALL MATCH -EHDESD E DRAw
On Saturdoy^afternoon June 2U, a large Crowd
witnessed a very exciting game of football bi
tween a selection of players from the Dutch
sic"e agd a selection from the French side*
s The sane started at Us30 p.rj, and was played
at the Cul-de-SaC Sport-field.
At the end of the first half the score vras 1
0 in favour of the Dutch,
In the second half the Dutch boys were first
to score, bringing the score to 2 0 in favour
of the boys fron Greatbay,
At this stage the French boys.tightened up
and in a short time score:1, their first goal"
bringing the score to 2 1 in favour of Philips-
burg. And just a few ninutes before close of
play the French boys again scored bringing the
score to 2 2,
The fans of boths sides were satisfied that
the boys had done their best and everyone went
away happy,
A ljig" natch is scheduled to be played on' the
Ulith, of July at l&rigot,
PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY OF D. REGINALD TIBBETTS
Born, Berkeley, California., June ,3, 1911.
Education: Public Schools, Berkeley, CaliforniaJ
Tanalpais' School, San Rafael, California; Ifen-
, lo School, Uienlo Park, California; Standf ord
University, Standford California; University of
California, B.S., Electrical and Communications
Engineering; ifember "California'Engineering
Council", Circle C" Society; Lanbda Chi Alpha,
Theta Kappa Nu.
Consulattog Connunications Engineer
Designed and installed first Pacific Coast
Police-Radio Systen, Berkeley, California, 1927;
Ifcrdro-EleOfcric Development lark, Pacific Gas
u Electric Company,'1929; Dial Central Of-
fice installations, gacific telephone & Tele-
graph Company, 1930 1932, Installation of
private telephone and signal svstens, 1931"
1933^ ; .
Communication Engineering, design, instal-
lation and operational naintenance for: Uhi"t>
ed States Steel Corporation; Department of
Public V.brks, State of Calif a-rda;. East Bay'
Municipal Utility District; Bridge Builders,
Incj Transbay Construction Co; Bates a. .
Rogers Construction Co; Henry Jl Kaiser Coj
Rohl-Connoly Construction Co; Hydraulic
Dregding Co; Hamilton, Beauchanp & V/oocbrortfaj
Kensington Fire District; Nevava Irrigation
District; Reclamation District No* 108; ;'
Sacramento '.rest Side Levee District; De-
partment of the Amy; U.S* Army Engineers;
Red Salmon Canning Co; ".'."estern Airlines,
City of Berkeley, California; City of San'
Anselno, California; Salt Lake City, Utah;
Conparria Ikritina' of the Philippines;
Field Expeditions, American Buseun of Natur-
al I^story; Bristol Bay Mining Co; Felder-
uale, Inct Pacific Constructors, Inc; City
of Napa, California, City of Batsonville, Cal-
ifornia; Columbis Steel Company; Lafayette
Fire District; J.II. Baxter Co; Pacific Bridge
Company; Pacific Gas -. Electric Company;
United Press Associations; Dbmei, News
Agency; Radiation Laboratory, University ,*
of California; University ofIllinois; Mass.
Inst, of Technology; Standf ord University;
; Coodnews Bay 1 lining Company; Government of
India; Sari Francisco Bridge Company, and
rrraerous^ commercial and private radio
stations, -: >-. -
Senior Hember, Institute of Radio Engi-
neers; Senior Member* American Institute of
Blectrical Engineers;'Licensed Registered
Professional Engineer, Holder of Radiotele-
phone First Class license, Federal Comuni-
cations Commission. Holder highest grade
radio licenses from governments of Canada,
Ilexico, Netherlands and other countries.
Author of many technical and popular radio
and electronics papers published' in F ngligh
and forei-n languages. Runner-up, Thomas A.
Edison National Intelligence Contest for
Young Lien.
Inventor of Portable short '.iave Radiotele-
phones first us ed dir ing Construction of
San Francisco-Oakland Day Bridge, The use of
these radios saved the'itate of Calif crnia
over 51,000,000 in Construction costi These
instruments l^.id the foundation for modern
two-way police radios. Received annual prize
of the American Institute of Electrical
Engineers, Design and installation with
operational supervision of world-wide high*
speed radioteletype^newS system for United *
Press International.
(Continued on page 8)
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TEOeftffJg) ISIANDSt opinion
SATURDAY JUTJ 1 19611
,WESTjA.TI3N CF eiestor/.l list
According to well informed sources the elec-
toral list used in the election held here on
June ht 1961 for General Councillor is bing
investigated by the gendarmes of larigot. It
is reported that certain urautoorized changes
were made to this list locally, r
Acccrding to our information the electoral
.List which was used for the 1 jf erondun on
January 8, 1961, was the sane electoral list
which was supposed' to have been used for the
election on June Uj 1961. It appears however
that this was not done, because, many persons
vrho voted for the referondun on January' 81
1961 -were not al lowed t to vote en June u, 1961,
and were told that their names did not appear
on the elec-:" .JL iistr
ttwft^fcA3fciMwlh .x>.yM
~sh YOUNG ISM ISFT FOR ISUTARY TRAINING
Tuesday June 27 1961 was a 3ad day for mjy
on this fart of the Island, and" will long re-
gain in the minds of our pecplej for on this
da? I4 young men left our shores aboard the
Dclgres for France via Guadeloupe, 'Where they
will receive nilitary training
The Hi young nen who left the island are!
Henry Hodge, Lucicnne rdchardcen and Francois
"anterpool of Grand Cascj Victor Daly of Baa*
baudj Albert Viamer and Nestor Danker of Col-
cmbicr; Joseph Jokers, R. Duaant, H Carry
and Reginald Brooks of French Quarter; Ralph
Vatmienegan, Etienne Lake, ^Fatain Rachel and
Frcnando Uughc3 of Lfcrigot*
These young nen -will spend a nininun of two
years in the Arry, and according to reports *
another grouo will be leaving later this year
As the^Delgres left the wharf in Grand Case
at 8 p.n. there were many wet eyes anong the
large crowd which had gathered to say farewell
to the "boys"^ This is the first tine in 20 ,
ycafd that young nen have been taken away frotl
this'Island for nilitary trainingi
The windward Islands' Opinion joins in wish-
irvr then "odspoedy
LETTER B
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(Wot.the responsibility of the editori)
lATTOPEll 1ETTER TO THE FRENCH SIDE
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"FIFTEEN DAYS".
Since' there is no American consul in StI
Ifaarten, I an asking for space in your paper
for ny_letter which follows, in ordor that
there nay be sone public record, cf this in-
cident,,
On Juno 22, two French gendarr.ee escorted
by a Dutch "Inoigratie" who acted as interpre-
ter for then, cane to where I reside in
Philipsburg, and announced that I had been
fined !?0,000 francs for having" resided on tie
French side during part of IhrSh and cart of
April, without a "carte d'identito": :ohat
this document was a requirement for foreign
residents after fifteen days of residency.
It was startling: first, because I had
never been inf orned of such a ruling by ny
landlord or by the policeJ second, because
two nonths have passed sinCe I left the
Frenchside to live on the Dutch side. "Igne-
rance is no excuse foreigners are sup-
posed to kiow the rules and have the re-
quired documents". I answered then that I
should like to return to the village where I
had lived and discuss the whole thing with the
police there. I.y "visitors" replied "If you
set foot on^French eoili you will be locked
Up at once"i "Veil then, I should ]ke to
speak to the Judge". They arswered, "These
papers have already passed through the hands
of the Judge. Unless you accept this fine,
you are not permitted" en French tcrritorr
anywhere in the world,,,Of course you can ap-
peal your Case to Guadeloupe, but that -will
cost you very much more than $10*" I:3ign
ha*e". The paper had blank spaces -.There in-
formation was supposed to be, I asked what
it was I wai signing, and they replied that
it was ry acceptance of this judgement o-
a $10 fine, I an ashaned to admit that I al-
lowed myself ,0 be intiridaicd Ln this ray.
I did as I -ras toldo
Is it possible thai the little -Dcrriiory df
French St Ihrtin can have its own laws dif-
ferent from French territory ." ever the
world? Two summers ego, I resided HI Guade-
loupe for a nonthj in the past I lived for
a month; in the p".ct I lived for three suc-
cessive weeks HI French North Africa; and in
three different years- I have lived IN Paris*
-for nany weeks, and in other carts of France^
NEVER GlCl 7JU3 I ASKED TO ulKE'OJT A CARTE
D'IDENTITE. Tfcen I lived in Stl Ihrtin en
the French side, I followed all tl0 police
instructions.-Hat were give- to mal
I cannot .spend the :-ic^(rr to appeal to


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WINDWARD ISLANDS1 OPINION
SAyjRDAy jqpgfr.agqiii
Guadeloupe* Dut I can spare $1 in
etorps to infom the Travel naga-
zines in the United States, the
Caribbean Tourist Association, and
the Travel sections of our largo
newspapers that it behooves then
to publish the inf omation -that
AneriCan tourists rrfll require a
police identification card, the
official "carte d'idertite", if
they -will reside in French ter-
ritory for more than 15 days;
that no one is apt to inforn then
of this, however; an';1, -that Months
after they have left the French
territory, the French police
night pursue then into foreign
territory to present judge- "
ncnt of a fine, without benefit
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ITEMS OF INTERS S2C
Ifcster Louis C. Fleriing. Jr ar-
rived here recently fron Cana-
da _where he is attending sCh ool
Louis is the son' of the late
!**? L.C. Flening, former liiyor
end General Councillor of lb-
rigot and fr&dane L.C. Flening
of i-nri^ot*
9e wish Louis who is spending
his sunifT vacation with his
nether and who had a very suc-
cessful year of studies, an en-
Joyablg end pleasant stay on the
Island,
It is reported that the Secre-
tary of the Ihirie in Ifarigot
who is etiative of Guadeloupe wiXL
be leaving soon, there is nuch
talk as to the reason for his
.leaving, the true reason, is ho-
ever not yet known to us.
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MIDDLE REGION
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' MARIGOT
WHILE IN ST. MAARTEIf ST. MARTIN
BE SURE TO SEE ALL THE SCENIC BEAUTY
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-hBiDa&RD ISIAMDS* OPINION
Saturday juiy i, 1961
:*Lss Grace 1-ttngo arrived here on Friday
June 23, by Caribair f: the U.S.A. The
charrdns ifi-ss LHngo -who is attending college
jji the U,S.A, is the daughter of ttr, and Ifrs
Frank }fing of Grand Case9 and is spending
her sunper vacation with her parents here*
She 17,Ist Opinion welcomes her In our midst
.and wishes her a pleasant stay.
tfary persons expressed their disappointnent
at not seeing Dr, Petit, Ifcyor and General
Councillor ox-, yarigot, on the wharf in Grand
Case tn Tuesdl$,;June 27 ? to tafce leave of the
young men who left aboard the Delgres for l&lir-
tary training in ?ranCe.
A CHRISTIAN APPROACH
TO
- IftRRIAGE AND DIVORCE
By RevI K.R. Khan
sCliTPTORAL WrSRSSPi
3b'p Ihthew's Gospel 19:1-135
3t, lark's Gospel 10:2-95
(Continued from last issue)
PART
II
runs through Hebrew thought and practice, He
gave, to His nation and the world, a new con-
ception of women as persons equal in the sight
of God,
However, He showed great courage in answer-
ing this question as He did. It was asked for
the purpose of trapping "Hia into saying sone-
thing that could be turned into .an indict-
nent against Him, and He knew it. The Phari-
sees wanted to get Hia'publicly to assert .
His authority against that-of loses. There .
is no hesitation! He seemed to have sail to
himself "All Kight-you -aske 1 for it' .
His principle of judg- as the sane as in
other natters that human an.": spiritual val-
ues are to be set above specific regulations
He saw how Deut 2U:1-U violated God's pur-
pose in the narriage relationship.
To Hin this permission of loses, ndking
divorce easy,' and resulting in cruel injustice,
was a case of nan-nade tradition in violation
of the commandment of God. Against such an
accomodation He laid tre* dcus enpha3is on
the fundamental principle of the permanence
of narriage. It was an. emphasis needed' in
his day-and desperately needed in ours, when
for instance in the U.S/one in every four
marriages end in divorce.
Marriage is not a,natter of man's temporary
Tfoen Jesus declares His position, He offers
no conpranise. He holds a high ideal in terns
of God's purpose,' He puts ncn and -women on
the sane terns. And this is one of the dis-
tinctive advances in Christian teaching,
Christ's teaching on divorce, both here and
elsewhere in the Gospels, has for centuries been -
a battle field for contending views and inters
probations> and will doubtless continue to be.
Yet, if we come to His words, not to find sup-
port for positions previously reached, but
"honestly to learn His mind and spirit in the
/jp.ttef j He will furnish us a "Ian?) far our
feet"i,i
Throe nain things emerge from a study of this
passage in Ifcrk.
(1) Jesus transferred the whole discussion
from the realm of, is it lawful? into the
higher realm, of the purposes of God, and the
noral and spiritual realities of the narriage
relationship,
(2) He laid profound emphasis on the permanence
and sanctity of marriage,
(3) The passage.provides an impressive pic-'
ture of the towering'greatness of Jesus-as a
Qhanpion of women.
Against the Customs of His tiaej against the
prevalence of the idea of male doninance wh Ji
phyi
of its essential nature is- in xzs permanence,
Y.hen narriage drops to the level of "noney-
back-if-not satisfied purchase", or a 30
days trial offer of a bargain, as it has with
so many, it ceases to be narriage at its true
potential; with no sense of its august and
solemn finality; with no facing and accepting
of that closing of doors "till death do us
part". And brethren, without that element Of
finality, the security of the home is gone,
the social fabric is torn, and the finest
school on earth for the discipline and
-re"."*""" ?*" character is on the way out.
Consider thp words, "so they arc no longer
two, hut one"'.
This is God's arithmeticj far.tasi.ic when one
comes to think about it "one plus ore.
equals onc;:! Yes, but it is a fartasv which
has become factual in millions of lives. In
the light of this we see quite clearly w
why training and counselling for marriage is
essential, larriage and th^ home are test
of character, and ho childish mentality can
ever pass the test! licit her can the self-
centered individualist, '..hen adult infants
marryj when, the boy looking for a mother
narries the girl looking for a father,
sooner or later, the crash is bound to come,
(To be continued next week)
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TOtDHftRD ISIANDSt OPINION
SATURDAY JUIY 1, 1961.
OBITUARY
With 'deep regret we record the death of 14%
U L R.I E HA C Co w. of Iferigot who died at
the" hospital, in Marigot on Tuesday June %1, at
6 p.m. The deceased was 72 y^ars of age.
He was well-known and respected in Marigot as
well as the entire 3s land, > and is survived ty
his widow, 8 children: 3 sons; one here,one in
the U.S.A. and one in GuraCao, 5 daughters;
two' here (Ifrsi Eulalie Bell of Cole Bay and
Irs, Claire Atsen of Jfarigot, one in Aruba
(nurse Henriette ifeeccw of Iago hospital) and
two in the U.S.A. (Lftss Ulrique Ifeccow of Staten
Island and LfiLss Flavie i&ccow of Tlorida.
Birector of the publication: ?
Irs, B.' llorales,
loarigot, .
St, Martin, F^W.li
Printers: The People's Printery
Philipsbuisg', Back-street
St, Maarten, NA,
TIBBETTS
(Continued from page ) )
Since 19H2, retained under contract as_Chief
Engineer, United Press International in charge
of its vcrld*ridc comnunications systemsi
THANKS
We wish through this medium to express thanks
to all for their kindness and sympathy during
the U1.ness.and death of:
Mrs. BMOE LOUISE IKJLIER
who departed this life on June 17, 1961.
S- special word of thanks to Dr. Schol^the
Rev, Sisters and the nurses at the St, Rose
Hospital,
SHE IS GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Mrs Agatha Vlaun
& Family.
LETTERS
(Not the responsibility of the Ed;)
Dear Mr. Editor;
Not very long ago Mr. Levenstono was
telling sooebody how ungrateful the peo-
ple of Saba are. And he mentioned all
the things he had done for (my people)
as he terms it,
He has brought their mails, other
general cargo, ajad gasoline for the
government etg.)f-'.
He is our 20th. Century Robin Hood,
who does everything for a price and a
high one at that, no wonder he 3aid
Saba has so much money, that they.don't
know how to spend it, naturally when he
says Saba he means Levenston,
Every month he collects approx. fls.
600. for the post he holds^as Deputy,
and his boat is always busy making
money, with no expenses for repairs,
and such inexpensive items as Lotor,
sails, e tc. are always paid for, but
not by him.
It is really a shame the way the
Sabians act towards Mr, Levenston af-
ter he has Been so generous to them.
In repayment for our ungratefulness,
we will nominate him Mr. Egoist of lj)6l.
A Happy Ungrateful Sabian
WHY ARE ST. MAARTEN SPORTS NEGLECTED??
At present it is very interesting to
see the turn in which all sports in St.
Maarten have taken.
Baseball, cricket and football, the
most played games on this island are
very active at present. Moat sport lovin
people can enjoy their week-end by at-
tending one of these sports.
Seeing the stops our youths have taken
on their own endeavour.in the line of
sports, at the same time helping to
entertain fellow islanders, it is scme-
#hat'shocking to know they receive en-
tirely no assistance.
It is known to all that every year
money Comes to this island so as to
develope the island's recreational
system. It is also known none ar6 spent
on sports, WHERE IS IT GOING????? .
In the year 1954- our youths- i;ore
promised a Sport park In which they
could develop -their skills and grow
into health^ citizens. Seven years
have now passed and the existing con*.


WINDWARD ISLANDS1 OPINION
SATURDAY JULY 1. 1961
, FOR S A L E
One dining-room set (Sitedlsh Furniture)
One radio (Mark Erres) Elec.
One Vfebster record-player with Cabinet
(3-speeds)
One family portable bar (on wheels)
Small presses '
All items are in A-l condition, and are
being sold because of departure.
For information contact: Mr. J.A.
Schouten at Cole Bay.
You may drop in at any time, except
between the hours of 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.nu
but.we can't.
B. (Gigl) A. Fleming,
You are kindly invited to a farewell
party on the 8th; of July 1961 in
honour of the French school teachers.
Gents please wear your coats and ties
LaBles well dress.
Admittance fee Gents: 500.frs.
Ladies as usual, a smile.
This'dance will be kept at Mrs,
Leon Chance, Grand Case.
-Music by: Estrellas^delCaribe, the
best on the Island.
**HHHHHHHHHHfr*HHK:-^>;:^
ditions are still the same. Our sport-
men are practicing their sports under
the worse existing danger and that iSj
three sports practicing the same time
on a very small field. .
Thank God nothing has happened as
yet, but you can never tell when.
It is about time our representatives
here, do something for sports, we know
that they can find recreation elsewhere,
JHHHHHHHHHHHHH^HHK-^HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHW
GRAND DANCE AT
THE COCONUT GROVE
ON SATURDAY JULY 1, 1961
MUSIC BY THE BEST "DANCE-BAND" ON THE
ISLAND
THERE WILL BE A LOT OF FUN IN STORE
FOR ALL
SO. COME, ONE AND ALL, TO THE GROVE AND
HAVE A WONDERFUL NIGHT
^HHHHHHHHK^^^HHHf^HHHHKHHHHHHHf** U tf K K
Dear Mr. Editor:
Please allow me space in your paper
to say that now Saba is cut off from
receiving mails, because of this,
that, and the other*. But as soon
as the election is getting near, Saba
will be on the scene.
What right does Mr. Wathey have to t
take over Saba's business. He can't
rule Saba,-and in a short time he
wont be able to rule St. Maarten....
And what is worst he has made things
bad for his best friend.
Thanking you,
A. Born Sablan & will
ever be.
ST. EUSTATIUS NEWS
DUTCH PIANIST SENDS GREETINGS TO
PEOPLE OF ST. EUSTATIUS .
During the past month, the Dutch
Pianist Miss Tan Crone, made a tour
of St. Eustatius* Her lovely music
which she playedj was enjoyed. This
lady, because of the good time spent,
has sent a message of thanks to the
people of St. Eustatius, thanking
them for their co-operation which was
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\
WINDWARD ISLANDS'.. OPINION 10 SATURDAY JULY 1/ l<>6rt
given her; w--! -"* .
She said; that she is hoping soi^e-day'to make another visit to the island.
A WORD OF THANKS FROM THE PEOPLE OF ST. EUSTATIUS
Because, Miss Tan Crone has thought it best to send her greetings to the
people of St. Eustatius, we are herewith, returning a word of_thanks to that
charming lady for .cooing here to our isla.nd bringing to us the touch of music.
We hope, such a lady would always cone to us giving our children the push,
with a desire to play anisic; Not only this, but "also thanking the Board of
Sticusa,. for choosing this lady to vi3it our islands>#
3HKHHHHKHBHHJ
"MAN OF" THE WEEK"
(Continued from page !)
not only to merchants .'out also to many poor..people .who before found it very
difficult to ret things from the United States in a quick time;'
Fo/ "a man of means" this fine gentleman and his'graceful wife live a very
simple and humble life on our island. His main objective in life seems to be
"wanting to help all who need help in any way-he can".
His simple, kind, genuine and unprejudiced nature has endeared him to the
hearts of the people "of this Island,-:and because of this many have come to
look upon him as one of us".
He is at present building a home at Friar's Bay which when completed will
be a great credit.to the island. Elsewhere in this paper we have published a
professional biography of this noble-hearted gentleman.
For his simplicity and noble-heartedness; for hi3 unselfish love of this
Island and its people; for the contribution he hag made toward the progress of
this Islandj he has been selected^by the Windward Islands' Opinion as the
WINDWARD ISLANDS MAN OF THE WEEK
AFRICAN STUDENT DISILLUSIONED WITH EAST GERMANY
Mr. George Sapara Arthur, an African engineering student has left Leipzig
-University for Regent Street Polytechnic in London because "all East German
university courses are heavily laden with.political indoctrination."
Mr. Arthur told a Diplomatic Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph newspaper,
puolished in London, that discontent was widespread among African students
were expected to attend lectures and films with "anti imperialist" and. anti-
Western slants and they were expected to give up their week-end to attend
voluntary study groups. In Leipzig a meeting of students was broken up by
the police* and the leader of the Students' Union was forced to flee from
Eastern Germany.
(U.K.I.0.)
JHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH*
BIG BONUS FOR WEST INDIES TEAM.
Mr. Kenny Wl share, the Secretary of the West Indies Cricket Board of Control
disclosed in British Guiana on Wednesday June 2, that the West Indies cricket-
ers, who toured Australia allowances total 028,440.
The net profit on the. tour amounted to #118,257.60.
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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY 'JULY 1> 1961 WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION Established by J.RY Lake, Sr. On July 1, 1959, as a means of helping to improve '. the social economical and politic.--. cal conditions of the Windward Islands by advocating against the causes of injustice and oppression; O.E.I.A. CELE BRATED lOTH. ANNIVERSARY On Wednesday June 21, the Officers and members of the O.B.I.A. celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Association^ The occasion was narked ty a parade around Philipsburg^lead'by the Phiiipsburg Community Band at h p,n # After the parade the officers and members of the Association along with their invited guests gathered at the O.B.I.A.-HaH in Philipsburg, / :#iere speeches were made and refreshment served^ •Ihe Lt. Governor and his charming wife as well as Deputy Milton Peters and Rer." Frank Tfff.Thy were among the distinguished guests^' Ihe celebration lasted until 8 piru and all Trent to their homes satisfied* ** *## # ROAD TO POD-IT BLANCHE OPENED On Thursday last the road to Point Blanche Thich has been under construction for sometime was officially operf^by the Lt', Governor. The Lt. Governor made a short speech and then cut the ribbon which was a cross the road with a scissors handed to him by the adorable lii>tie Miss Patsey Canegieter. After the Cutting of the ribbon cars, trucks, motor-cycles and roople on foot 1 tod for P&int Blanche where they v were given free drinks to mark the occasion, Dr. Petit Mayor and General Councillor of 16rigot arrived late for the opening .ceremonies, but was in time for the free drinks. The road is not yet asphalted but a car c§n now drive from Philipsb-jg to Point Blanched The Windward Islands 1 Opinion congratulates the contractor and the workmen for this accomplis!>nerrt. STANLEY SMITH ON SHORT VISIT On Friday June 23> Mr. Stanley Smith arrived here by Caribair via Puerto Rxco and St. Thomas^ from the U.S.A. for a short visit to the island. Mr. Smith was^'the skipper of the Lago Cricket team.which defeated the Shell Curacao Cricket team (in their traditional annual Rencounter) at Curacao for the Whitsuntide. Skipper Smith won the bowling average during tfiis meet, by claiming h wickets for ten runs. The Tuesday after defeating the Shell Curacao Cricket team Stanley "took-off" for the U.S.A.. where he spent .28 days with relatives and friends, he also spent one week in Canada* During a short interview with Mr. Smith, he told our reporter th:Vhis vacation would not have been •—piete had he not visited "The.Rock", ** "."r. Smith who is a Foreman in the Instrument Dept.'of Lago, left the island on "Tuesday June 27 for St. Kitts> and left St. Kitts on Friday June 30 for Aruba. •3HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHJ%  JHBHHHHKHHBHHHHHBf* SPORTS BASEBALL: MARIGOT TRAMPLES.. CQLEBAY DODGERS 2U lU Dr. Petit, Mayor of Marigot hurls the opening pitch and the first game of the 1961 Baseball tournament, staged by five energetic youngsters, forming the St. Maarten Baseball Bond, got underway; on Sunday last when Marigot bombarded the Dodgers of Colebay at the larigot Sport-field with 19 hits scoring 21; runs to llj. Both'teams having a good start in the first inning, however, Marigot broke loose in the second scoring seven big runs on five hits to lead nine to three^ Jinny Peters replacing Joel Heyliger, took over the pitching job and kept the runs tfown to a lower score, but didn't seem to stop the big hitters frcn blasting the pitches away. The Dodgers with tm> away in the sixth inning"threatened to turn the table but pitcher E. Brookscn got the following batters to fly out allowing only three to score* The Dodgers then ran into more trouble in the eight, however pitcher Jim Peters got Franklin to bat into'R a double play stopping another liarigot ral^y. The score ended 2li to lU for the French beys and both teams should be praised for the good sportmanship displayed during the game. The winning pitcher was Joseph Daniel, and the loser was Joel Heyliger. Veteran umpire Stanley Smith is surely due some praise for a job well-done, praise is also due the other umpires, and we hope to have_ them present C--:'.:. ':' zzz'i c.? •'.'.son.. SCHEDULED FOR THUS WEEKEND.



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%  %  %  —.—,— ^ "mnraiir) ISIANDS OPINION SATURDAY JULY 1, 196ll Bowling t "• St, !Jartin:^D, Ford 3 wickets, Revj. Khaii 3 '•wickers, Hi. Connor 1 wicket and O.Di Hodge 1 wicket, .' Anguilla: F. Richards took 8 wickets. The" group of nen (Rev, Khan, Hair Ford, Jan Carty, Reginald brooks, Raymond Tfllliams, Reply Conner, Obc Hodge, Fred Conner, Robert Du— sant, Rbmilien Duzant, Ernest Jermin, Franklin wescott, Handito Hubert, Henry Arjnell an-.! Oli*ver Cox ) returned on Friday, after having spent an enjoyable time, with thg fine hospirtality of the kindly Aaguillians* The Anguilla group is fyopng to visit St. Ifartin later in the year. FOOTS ALL FREIiCjI y/ s DUTCH FOOTBALL MATCH -EHDESD E DRAw On Saturdoy^afternoon June 2U, a large Crowd witnessed a very exciting game of football bi tween a selection of players from the Dutch sic"e agd a selection from the French side* s The sane started at Us30 p.rj, and was played at the Cul-de-SaC Sport-field. At the end of the first half the score vras 1— 0 in favour of the Dutch, In the second half the Dutch boys were first to score, bringing the score to 2 0 in favour of the boys fron Greatbay, At this stage the French boys.tightened up and in a short time score: 1 their first goal" bringing the score to 2 1 in favour of Philipsburg. And just a few ninutes before close of play the French boys again scored bringing the score to 2 2, The fans of boths sides were satisfied that the boys had done their best and everyone went away happy, A ljig" natch is scheduled to be played on' the Ulith, of July at l&rigot, ed States Steel Corporation; Department of Public V.brks, State of Calif a-rda;. East Bay' Municipal Utility District; Bridge Builders, Incj Transbay Construction Co; Bates a. Rogers Construction Co; Henry Jl Kaiser Coj Rohl-Connoly Construction Co; Hydraulic Dregding Co; Hamilton, Beauchanp & V/oocbrortfaj Kensington Fire District; Nevava Irrigation District; Reclamation District No* 108; ;' Sacramento '. r est Side Levee District; Department of the Amy; U.S* Army Engineers; Red Salmon Canning Co; ".'."estern Airlines, City of Berkeley, California; City of San' Anselno, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Conparria Ikritina' of the Philippines; Field Expeditions, American Buseun of Natural I^story; Bristol Bay Mining Co; Felderuale, Inct Pacific Constructors, Inc; City of Napa, California, City of Batsonville, California; Columbis Steel Company; Lafayette Fire District; J.II. Baxter Co; Pacific Bridge Company; Pacific Gas £-. Electric Company; United Press Associations; Dbmei, News Agency; Radiation Laboratory, University ,* of California; University ofIllinois; Mass. Inst, of Technology; Standf ord University; ; Coodnews Bay 1 lining Company; Government of India; Sari Francisco Bridge Company, and rrraerous^ commercial and private radio stations, %  %  •: >-. -• Senior Hember, Institute of Radio Engineers; Senior Member* American Institute of Blectrical Engineers;'Licensed Registered Professional Engineer, Holder of Radiotelephone First Class license, Federal Comunications Commission. Holder highest grade radio licenses from governments of Canada, Ilexico, Netherlands and other countries. Author of many technical and popular radio and electronics papers published' in F ngligh and forei-n languages. Runner-up, Thomas A. Edison National Intel li gence Contest for Young Lien. Inventor of Portable short '.iave Radiotelephones first us ed dir ing Construction of San Francisco-Oakland Day Bridge, The use of these radios saved the'itate of Calif crnia over 51,000,000 in Construction costi These instruments l^.id the foundation for modern two-way police radios. Received annual prize of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Design and installation with operational supervision of world-wide high* speed radioteletype^newS system for United Press International. (Continued on page 8) i ___^__ ^^^



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"AMOR ET UBCR AMNIA VINCIT" "LO VE & LABOUR CONQUER ALL THINGS" SATURDAY JULY 1/ 1963T. Vol. 3 No. 1 Printers: The People's Prlntery Price Fls. 0 25 Back-street, Philipsburg. DUTCH SECTION Editor! J.H. Lake, Sr. Oole Bay. St. Maarten, N.A. FRENCH SECTIO N! — j^. Editor! Mrs. B. Morales Marigot* St. Martin, F.W.I, FOR "MAN OF THE WEEK" WE NOMINATE Mr; D; Reginald Tibbetts,Electrical and Communications Engineer and humanitarian, first visited St. Maarten in February 1956. He and his lovely wife immediately fell in love with the Icland and its people. And so in June of the same year he returned and has been living here with his wife ever since. In the time that Mr* Tibbetts, who is an American, citizen has been.here, he he has helped in many ways, people from all walks of life (from the highest to the lowest) • To name only a few of the many things he has done for this Island we would like to mention that he has been instrumental in causing the Caribair to include St. Maarten on its schedule, which has increased the Tourist Trade here as well as in Saba and Sf. Eustatlus. He has given to and installed for our government a new telephone switchboard, which has improved telephone communi' cation on the Island. He has been responsible for a cargo plane to make regu_ lar flights between the U.S.A. and here via Puerto Rico,this is a great help & v l c V. r YL c \?<.(c^ See l,Man oi the wee P 6 ^ 10 )



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TOtDHftRD ISIANDSt OPINION SATURDAY JUIY 1, 1961. OBITUARY With 'deep regret we record the death of 14% U L R.I E HA C Co w. of Iferigot who died at the" hospital, in Marigot on Tuesday June %1 at 6 p.m. The deceased was 72 y^ars of age. He was well-known and respected in Marigot as well as the entire 3s land, • % %  > and is survived ty his widow, 8 children: 3 sons; one here,one in the U.S.A. and one in GuraCao, 5 daughters; two' here (Ifrsi Eulalie Bell of Cole Bay and Irs, Claire Atsen of Jfarigot, one in Aruba (nurse Henriette ifeeccw of Iago hospital) and two in the U.S.A. (Lftss Ulrique Ifeccow of Staten Island and LfiLss Flavie i&ccow of Tlorida. Birector of the publication: % Irs, B.' llorales, loarigot, St, Martin, F^W.li Printers: The People's Printery Philipsbuisg', Back-street St, Maarten, NA, TIBBETTS (Continued from page ) ) Since 19H2, retained under contract as_Chief Engineer, United Press International in charge of its vcrld*ridc comnunications systemsi THANKS We wish through this medium to express thanks to all for their kindness and sympathy during the U1.ness.and death of: Mrs. BMOE LOUISE IKJLIER who departed this life on June 17, 1961. Sspecial word of thanks to Dr. Schol^the Rev, Sisters and the nurses at the St, Rose Hospital, SHE IS GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Mrs Agatha Vlaun & Family. LETTERS (Not the responsibility of the Ed;) Dear Mr. Editor; Not very long ago Mr. Levenstono was telling sooebody how ungrateful the people of Saba are. And he mentioned all the things he had done for (my people) as he terms it, He has brought their mails, other general cargo, ajad gasoline for the government etg. ) f-'. He is our 20th. Century Robin Hood who does everything for a price and a high one at that, no wonder he 3aid Saba has so much money, that they.don't know how to spend it, naturally when he says Saba he means Levenston, Every month he collects approx. fls. 600.— for the post he holds^as Deputy, and his boat is always busy making money, with no expenses for repairs, and such inexpensive items as Lotor, sails, e tc. are always paid for, but not by him. It is really a shame the way the Sabians act towards Mr, Levenston after he has Been so generous to them. In repayment for our ungratefulness, we will nominate him Mr. Egoist of lj)6l. A Happy Ungrateful Sabian WHY ARE ST. MAARTEN SPORTS NEGLECTED? ? At present it is very interesting to see the turn in which all sports in St. Maarten have taken. Baseball, cricket and football, the most played games on this island are very active at present. Moat sport lovin people can enjoy their week-end by attending one of these sports. Seeing the stops our youths have taken on their own endeavour.in the line of sports, at the same time helping to entertain fellow islanders, it is scme#hat'shocking to know they receive entirely no assistance. It is known to all that every year money Comes to this island so as to develope the island's recreational system. It is also known none ar6 spent on sports, WHERE IS IT GOING????? In the year 1954our youthsi;ore promised a Sport park In which they could develop -their skills and grow into health^ citizens. Seven years have now passed and the existing con*.



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• \ WINDWARD ISLANDS'.. OPINION 10 %  SATURDAY JULY 1/ l< >6r t given her; w -! • -"* She said; that she is hoping soi^e-day'to make another visit to the island. A WORD OF THANKS FROM THE PEOPLE OF ST. EUSTATIUS Because, Miss Tan Crone has thought it best to send her greetings to the people of St. Eustatius, we are herewith, returning a word of_thanks to that charming lady for .cooing here to our isla.nd bringing to us the touch of music. We hope, such a lady would always cone to us giving our children the push, with a desire to play anisic; Not only this, but "also thanking the Board of Sticusa,. for choosing this lady to vi3it our islands ># •* 3HKHHHHKHBHHJ MAN OF" THE WEEK (Continued from page !) %  % %  not only to merchants .'out also to many poor..people .who before found it very difficult to ret things from the United States in a quick time;' Fo/ "a man of means" this fine gentleman and his'graceful wife live a very simple and humble life on our island. His main objective in life seems to be "wanting to help all who need help in any way-he can". His simple, kind, genuine and unprejudiced nature has endeared him to the hearts of the people "of this Island,-:and because of this many have come to look upon him as one of us". He is at present building a home at Friar's Bay which when completed will be a great credit.to the island. Elsewhere in this paper we have published a professional biography of this noble-hearted gentleman. For his simplicity and noble-heartedness; for hi3 unselfish love of this Island and its people; for the contribution he hag made toward the progress of this Islandj he has been selected^by the Windward Islands' Opinion as the WINDWARD ISLANDS MAN OF THE WEEK AFRICAN STUDENT DISILLUSIONED WITH EAST GERMANY Mr. George Sapara Arthur, an African engineering student has left Leipzig -University for Regent Street Polytechnic in London because "all East German university courses are heavily laden with.political indoctrination." Mr. Arthur told a Diplomatic Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph newspaper, puolished in London, that discontent was widespread among African students were expected to attend lectures and films with "anti imperialist" and. antiWestern slants and they were expected to give up their week-end to attend voluntary study groups. In Leipzig a meeting of students was broken up by the police* and the leader of the Students' Union was forced to flee from Eastern Germany. —(U.K.I.0.) • •JHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH* BIG BONUS FOR WEST INDIES TEAM. Mr. Kenny Wl share, the Secretary of the West Indies Cricket Board of Control disclosed in British Guiana on Wednesday June 2£, that the West Indies cricketers, who toured Australia


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WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 OPINION SATURDAY JULY 1. 1961 FOR S A L E One dining-room set (Sitedlsh Furniture) One radio (Mark Erres) Elec. One Vfebster record-player with Cabinet (3-speeds) One family portable bar (on wheels) Small presses All items are in A-l condition, and are being sold because of departure. For information contact: Mr. J.A. Schouten at Cole Bay. You may drop in at any time, except between the hours of 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.nu but.we can't. B. (Gigl) A. Fleming, You are kindly invited to a farewell party on the 8th; of July 1961 in honour of the French school teachers. Gents please wear your coats and ties LaBles well dress. Admittance fee Gents: 500.frs. Ladies as usual, a smile. This'dance will be kept at Mrs, Leon Chance, Grand Case. -Music by: Estrellas^delCaribe, the best on the Island. **HHHHHHHHHHfr*HHK:-^>;:^ ditions are still the same. Our sportmen are practicing their sports under the worse existing danger and that iSj three sports practicing the same time on a very small field. Thank God nothing has happened as yet, but you can never tell when. It is about time our representatives here, do something for sports, we know that they can find recreation elsewhere, %  JHHHHHHHHHHHHH^HHK-^HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHW GRAND DANCE AT THE COCONUT GROVE ON SATURDAY JULY 1, 1961 MUSIC BY THE BEST "DANCE-BAND" ON THE ISLAND THERE WILL BE A LOT OF FUN IN STORE FOR ALL SO. COME, ONE AND ALL, TO THE GROVE AND HAVE A WONDERFUL NIGHT ^HHHHHHHHK^^^HHHf^HHHHKHHHHHHHf** U tf K K Dear Mr. Editor: Please allow me space in your paper to say that now Saba is cut off from receiving mails, because of thi s, that and the other* But as soon as the election is getting near, Saba will be on the scene. What right does Mr. Wathey have to t take over Saba's business. He can't rule Saba,-and in a short time he wont be able to rule St. Maarten.... And what is worst he has made things bad for his best friend. Thanking you, A. Born Sablan & will ever be. ST. EUSTATIUS NEWS DUTCH PIANIST SENDS GREETINGS TO PEOPLE OF ST. EUSTATIUS During the past month, the Dutch Pianist Miss Tan Crone, made a tour of St. Eustatius* Her lovely music which she playedj was enjoyed. This lady, because of the good time spent, has sent a message of thanks to the people of St. Eustatius, thanking them for their co-operation which was ^ .-..,. i



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-hBiDa&RD ISIAMDS* OPINION SATURDAY JUIY i, 1961 :*Lss Grace 1-ttngo arrived here on Friday June 23, by Caribair f: the U.S.A. The charrdns ifi-ss LHngo -who is attending college jji the U,S.A, is the daughter of ttr, and Ifrs Frank }fing of Grand Case 9 and is spending her sunper vacation with her parents here* She 17,Is t Opinion welcomes her In our midst .and wishes her a pleasant stay. t fary persons expressed their disappointnent at not seeing Dr, Petit, Ifcyor and General Councillor ox-, yarigot, on the wharf in Grand Case tn Tuesdl$ ,; June 27 ? to tafce leave of the young men who left aboard the Delgres for l&lirtary training in ?ranCe. A CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO • IftRRIAGE AND DIVORCE • By RevI K.R. Khan sCliTPTORAL WrSRSSPi 3b' p Ihthew's Gospel 19:1-135 3t, lark's Gospel 10:2-95 (Continued from last issue) PART II runs through Hebrew thought and practice, He gave, to His nation and the world, a new conception of women as persons equal in the sight of God, However, He showed great courage in answering this question as He did. It was asked for the purpose of trapping %  Hia into saying sonething that could be turned into .an indictnent against Him, and He knew it. The Pharisees wanted to get Hia'publicly to assert His authority against that-of loses. There is no hesitation! He seemed to have sail to himself "All Kight-you -aske 1 for it' His principle of judg, as the sane as in other natters that human an.": spiritual values are to be set above specific regulations He saw how Deut 2U:1-U violated God's purpose in the narriage relationship. To Hin this permission of loses, ndking divorce easy,' and resulting in cruel injustice, was a case of nan-nade tradition in violation of the commandment of God. Against such an accomodation He laid tre* dcus enpha3is on the fundamental principle of the permanence of narriage. It was an. emphasis needed' in his day-and desperately needed in ours, when for instance in the U.S/one in every four marriages end in divorce. Marriage is not a,natter of man's temporary Tfoen Jesus declares His position, He offers no conpranise. He holds a high ideal in terns of God's purpose,' He puts ncn and -women on the sane terns. And this is one of the distinctive advances in Christian teaching, Christ's teaching on divorce, both here and elsewhere in the Gospels, has for centuries been a battle field for contending views and inters probations> and will doubtless continue to be. Yet, if we come to His words, not to find support for positions previously reached, but "honestly to learn His mind and spirit in the /jp.ttef j He will furnish us a "Ian?) far our feet"i,i Throe nain things emerge from a study of this passage in Ifcrk. (1) Jesus transferred the whole discussion from the realm of, is it lawful? into the higher realm, of the purposes of God, and the noral and spiritual realities of the narriage relationship, (2) He laid profound emphasis on the permanence and sanctity of marriage, (3) The passage.provides an impressive pic-' ture of the towering'greatness of Jesus-as a Qhanpion of women. Against the Customs of His tiaej against the prevalence of the idea of male doninance wh Ji phyi of its essential nature isin xzs permanence, Y.hen narriage drops to the level of "noneyback-if-not satisfied purchase", or a 30 days trial offer of a bargain, as it has with so many, it ceases to be narriage at its true potential; with no sense of its august and solemn finality; with no facing and accepting of that closing of doors "till death do us part". And brethren, without that element Of finality, the security of the home is gone, the social fabric is torn, and the finest school on earth for the discipline and -re"."*""" •?*" character is on the way out. Consider thp words, so they arc no longer two, hut one" '. This is God's arithmeticj far.tasi.ic when one comes to think about it "one plus ore. equals onc ;: Yes, but it is a fartasv which has become factual in millions of lives. In the light of this we see quite clearly w why training and counselling for marriage is essential, larriage and th^ home are test of character, and ho childish mentality can ever pass the test! licit her can the selfcentered individualist, '..hen adult infants marryj when, the boy looking for a mother narries the girl looking for a father, sooner or later, the crash is bound to come, (To be continued next week) _4HHHKHHKHHKttHHHHHHHH^HHfcDRIVE SAFEUl TIE U7E YOU 3A.VE LL1YLE YOUR



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%  %  •! WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 OPINION SAyjRDAy jqpgfr.agqiii Guadeloupe* Dut I can spare $1 in etorps to infom the Travel nagazines in the United States, the Caribbean Tourist Association, and the Travel sections of our largo newspapers that it behooves then to publish the inf omation -that AneriCan tourists rrfll require a police identification card, the official "carte d'idertite", if they -will reside in French territory for more than 15 days; that no one is apt to inforn then of this, however; an'; 1 -that Months after they have left the French territory, the French police night pursue then into foreign territory to present judge" ncnt of a fine, without benefit %i n^ u Ut mm SEWING MACHINES; SINGER SEWS BETTER FREE SERVICING & ATTRACTIVE INSTALLMENT PAYMENT TERMS AGENT EKXLE (KILO) TACKLING MARIGOT & GRAND-CASE —' -ADVERTISE IN THE W Is f OPINION TO-DAY IT IS THE PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, READ BY THE PEOPLE (^ BECAUSE IT IS FJJR THE-PEOPLE of counsel. An American Tour ist. 4HHHHHHH frSHHHfrM X K )t M X X ITEMS OF INTERS S2C Ifcster Louis C. Fleriing. Jr arrived here recently fron Canada _where he is attending sCh ool Louis is the son' of the late !** &f L.C. Flening, former liiyor end General Councillor of lbrigot and fr&dane L.C. Flening of i-nri^ot* 9e wish Louis who is spending his sunifT vacation with his nether and who had a very successful year of studies, an en• Joyablg end pleasant stay on the Island, It is reported that the Secretary of the Ihirie in Ifarigot who is etiative of Guadeloupe wiXL be leaving soon, there is nuch talk as to the reason for his .leaving, the true reason, is hoever not yet known to us. GARAGE & WELDING-SHOP CAROL (ECIIE) RICHARDSON • MIDDLE REGION ST. MARTIN MOTORS CO. INC. •' MARIGOT WHILE IN ST. MAARTEIf ST. MARTIN BE SURE TO SEE ALL THE SCENIC BEAUTY RENT A DRIVE-U-SELF VOLKWAGEN AS A SPECIAL SERVICE WE SELL GASOLINE AT OUR GAS-STATION AT GRAND CASE UNTIL 10. P.M.



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TEOeftffJg) ISIANDSt OPINI ON SATURDAY JUTJ 1„ 19611 ,WESTJ£A.TI3N CF EIESTOR/.L LIST According to well informed sources the electoral list used in the election held here on June ht 1961 for General Councillor is b§ing investigated by the gendarmes of larigot. It is reported that certain urautoorized changes were made to this list locally, r Acccrding to our information the electoral .List %  which was used for the 1 jf erondun on January 8, 1961, was the sane electoral list •which was supposed' to have been used for the election on June Uj 1961. It appears however that this was not done, because, many persons vrho voted for the referondun on January' 8 1 %  1961 -were not al lowed t to vote en June u, 1961, and were told that their names did not appear on the elec-:" .JL iistr ttw ft ^fc A 3 fci Mwlh x >. y — M ~s h YOUNG ISM ISFT FOR ISUTARY TRAINING Tuesday June 27 1961 was a 3ad day for mjy on this fart of the Island, and" will long regain in the minds of our pecplej for on this da? I4 young men left our shores aboard the Dclgres for France via Guadeloupe, 'Where they will receive nilitary training• The Hi young nen who left the island are! Henry Hodge, Lucicnne rdchardcen and Francois "anterpool of Grand C a scj Victor Daly of Baa* baudj Albert Viamer and Nestor Danker of Colcmbicr; Joseph Jokers, R. Duaant, H Carry and Reginald Brooks of French Quarter; Ralph Vatmienegan, Etienne Lake, ^Fatain Rachel and Frcnando Uughc3 of Lfcrigot* These young nen -will spend a nininun of two years in the Arry, and according to reports another grouo will be leaving later this year • As the^Delgres left the wharf in Grand Case at 8 p.n. there were many wet eyes anong the large crowd which had gathered to say farewell to the "boys"^ This is the first tine in 20 ycafd that young nen have been taken away frotl this'Island for nilitary trainingi The windward Islands' Opinion joins in wishirvr then "§odspoedy LETTER B #tt *-* (Wot.the responsibility of the editori) lATTOPEll 1ETTER TO THE FRENCH SIDE '" ^^— %  %  "FIFTEEN DAYS". Since' there is no American consul in StI Ifaarten, I an asking for space in your paper for ny_letter which follows, in ordor that there nay be sone public record, cf this incident,, On Juno 22, two French gendarr.ee escorted by a Dutch "Inoigratie" who acted as interpreter for then, cane to where I reside in Philipsburg, and announced that I had been fined !?0,000 francs for having" resided on tie French side during part of IhrSh and cart of April, without a "carte d'identito": : ohat this document was a requirement for foreign residents after fifteen days of residency. It was startling: first, because I had never been inf orned of such a ruling by ny landlord or by the policeJ second, because two nonths have passed sinCe I left the Frenchside to live on the Dutch side. "Ignerance is no excuse — foreigners are supposed to kiow the rules and have the required documents". I answered then that I should like to return to the village where I had lived and discuss the whole thing with the police there. I.y "visitors" replied "If you set foot on^French eoili you will be locked Up at once"i "Veil then, I should ]ke to speak to the Judge". They arswered, "These papers have already passed through the hands of the Judge. Unless you accept this fine, you are not permitted" en French tcrritorr anywhere in the world,,,Of course you can appeal your Case to Guadeloupe, but that -will cost you very much more than $10*" I: 3ign ha*e". The paper had blank spaces -.There information was supposed to be, I asked what it was I wai signing, and they replied that it was ry acceptance of this judgement oa $10 fine, I an ashaned to admit that I allowed myself ,0 be intiridaicd Ln this ray. I did as I -ras toldo Is it possible thai the little -Dcrriiory df French St Ihrtin can have its own laws different from French territory ."„ ever the world? Two summers ego, I resided HI Guadeloupe for a nonthj in the past I lived for a month; in the p".ct I lived for three successive weeks HI French North Africa; and in three different yearsI have lived IN Paris* -for nany weeks, and in other carts of France^ NEVER GlCl 7JU3 I ASKED TO ulKE'OJT A CARTE D'IDENTITE. Tfcen I lived in Stl Ihrtin en the French side, I followed all tl0 police instructions.-Hat were giveto mal I cannot .spend the :-ic^(rr to appeal to