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Suzanne Hodgman
Latin American Specialist
Acquisitions Departaent
The UniYeriity of Florida ,
Gainesville, Florida
'AMOR ET LABCE AMNIA VINCIT" "LOVE & LABOUR -CONQUER ALL THINGS"
SATURDAY JULY 8, 1961.
Vol. 3 No. 2 Printers: The People's Printery Price Fls. 0.2
Back-street-, Philipsburg.
DUTCH SECTION;
Editor: J.H. Lake, Sr.
Cole Bay, ^
St. Maarten, N.A,
FRENCH SECTION:
Editor: Mrs. B. Morales
Haricot,
St. Martin, F.W.I,

FOR "MAN OF THE WEEK" WE
NOMINATE
Mr. Charles E. Gibbs, of Cripple Gate, Government Official, .religious lead-
er and devoted father and husband.
Mr. Gibbs who has been a government official for almost 25 years,'is at pre-
sent employed at the Post Office at Marigot For many years he alonS with his
two eldest daughters^were the ones who ran this Post Office; and in recent
years his eldest daughter Mrs. Robert Arrondell has been appointed Post-Mistres
in charge of the Post-Office at Marigot.
In all his years of service at the Post Office, his-superiors have always
found everything in order,'and what is far more important, he has always per-
formed his duties impartially; rendering equal service to all with whom he
came into contact, be they; rich or poor; white' or-black; young or old. His
career as a government official is not only a credit to himself and his family,
but to the entire island and to St. Martiners whereever they may be.
A devout Methodist, Hr. Gibbs has been Circuit Steward of the Methodist
Church here 'for over 22 years, he is also a Local-preacher, and a very hard
worker of the Church;



WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
SATURDAY JULY 8." 1961.
WINDWARD ISLANDS f OPINION .
Established "by J,H. Lake, Sr;
On July 1, 1959,
aa*a means of helplns to Improve
the soolal economical and politi-
cal conditions of the Windward Is-
lands oy advocating against the
causes of Injustice and oppres- -
sion.
Thirty yerrc ago-as a young man he
met and married the then Kiss .Eunice
Banks of Anguilla. Their three decades
of marriage has been blessed with 6
children (2 3ons and 4 daughters). Mrs.
Glbbs who- is
mo
<~jr
gracious lady is a
fine musician and has been the organist
of the Methodist, church at- Karigot for
many years.
Together with his wife, r. Gibbc has
given his children a Christian home and
has brought them up in the fair and love
of God. As abovementioned his eldest
daughter is the Post-Mistress at Karigot-
he has two daughters attend-
ing college in Guadeloupe One in the '
U.S.A. his eldest so.i is studying >
medicine in France, and his youngest son
is a mason and carpenter. v
As his motto in life Mr. Gibbs has
chosen the hymn Ho. 504, from the Method-
ist-hymn-book which reads as follows,:

Leave God to order all thy ways,
.And hope in Kim whate'er betide;
Thou'It find Him in the evil days
Thy all-sufficient strength and guide:
.Who trusts in God's unchanging love
'Builds on the rock that nought can move.
Only thy restless heart keep still, -
And wait in cheerful hope, content
To take whate'er His gracious will,
Hi3 all-discerning love,'hath sent; '
Nor doubt our inmost wants are known
To Him who chose us for His own.
Sing, pray, and swerve not from His ways,
But do thine own.-part faithfully;
Trust His rich promises of grace,
So shall they be fulfilled in thee;
God never yet forsook at n&ed
The soul that trusted Him indeed.
For his Christian principles and high
morala j for the fine example he has
shown fcnd is still showing to our
community; for his love and devotion
to his family; he has been selected
by the Windward Islands' Opinion as
the
WINDWARD ISLANDS'MAN OF THE WEEK.
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O.B.I.A. ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
Election of officers was held at
the O.B.I,A.-Hall on Tuesday Jufce
27, at which time the.following mem-
bers were elected to handle the As-
sociation^ affairs for the term
July 1, 1961 to December 31, 1961.:
Elias Richardson President, Th. A.
Ullage Vice President, .Mrs. Ellas
Richardson Gen. Secretary, G. Hazel
Chapling, -Rochester Recording Secre-
tary and Milton Peters- Treasurer.
The elected officers were installed
in office at a meeting held for that
purpose at the Association Hall on
Tuesday July 4'
The Windward Islands' Opinion con-
gratulates the officers and wishes
them a successful term of office;
H'NftMt
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PUBLIC CISTERN AT SIMPSONBAY STILL
IN DEPLORABLE CONDITION.
Our readers of 3imp3onbay have a-
gain called our attention to the fait
that nothing has yet been done about
repairing the public cistern of this
little town',-
As will be remembered, on more
than one occasion-we have called.the
attention of the authorites to the
fact that this cistern which supplie s
the greater part of the people of
Simpsonbajr with water, and which was
damaged during hurrlcan Donna, which
struck the island on September 4,
I960, should be claened and repaired
before the rain starts to fall.
The authorities who however seems
to care more for their own personal
interest, than for the interest of
the people in general but in parti-
cular for the interest of the people
of Simpsonbay, have up to the pre-
sent done nothing about this situa-
tion.
As the onljr organ on this Island


WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
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SATURDAY JULY 8. 1Q61,
which speaks for the.rights of the
people, we are demanding in the name
of decency and justice that Mr. J.J.
BeaujonLt. Governor, check into this
matter at once and have it corrected
without further delay. Failure on the
part of the Lt. Governor to act at
once, will have to be considered as
an injustice and a crime committed
against the people of Simpsonbay, and
shall forever be remembered by the
people as such.
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C R I C K E T
Recently r. group of cricketers held
a meeting in the Primer theatre at
Philipsburg. The purpose of this meet-
ing :-as- to form a Philipsburg Cricket
Club. Among those who attended this
meeting wore some of our most out-
standing cricketers,, such as, Jean
midge, Blair Forde, .Sam Hazel and
others.
Islandcouncil member Clem Labega
was also at this meeting, and accord-
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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
SATURDAY JULY 8, 1961.
ing to reports ho did all possible to
sabotage the meeting and eventually suc-
ceeded in do doing.
Many of the percons present.said that
his manners and behavior jit this meeting
was certainly not becoming an l3landcoun-
cil member. At a particular stance of the
mooting he even went as far as to state
in a somewhat dictorial manner: "There
will be no cricket club in Philipsburg,
and there will be no more meetings."
Mainly because of his attitude,- the
meeting ended in confussion.
The big question is, whether such /
fine cricketers a:, abovementioned are
going to allow Islandcouncil member Clem
Labega who has no interest in sports
what-so-evcr to intimidate them, and pre-
vent them from forming a cricket club
In Philipsburg?
According to information, a friendly
game of cricket will be played between
the-girls of Philipsburg and those of
French Quarter cither on July 13, or on
July 14.
Up to press-tine the correct day was
set, but we were assured that
be on one of the days abovemon-
thc -iris' cricket team from
not yet
it will
tioned.
Since
Philipsburg docs not have enough players,
the match will not be Dutch v/s French ,
but will be a scratch-match between the
two teams with each side consisting of
players from both teams.
The ftafcrready Cricket Club of Sucker-
garden is busy making plans to visit
Anguilla around August-Monday for the
purpose of playing a match of orrcket
against Anguilla.
The club is planning to have a dance
at the P.M.I.A.-Hall at Philipsburg on
Saturday July 15, for the purpose of
raising money to help finance the trip.
We would like to appeal to all, to
attend this dance and support the "boys"
to make the trip to Anguilla.
A large crowd turned out on Satur-
day July 1st, to see The Caterpillars
edge cut the Y.M.S.C. Baseball club
of Cul-de-Sac by the-score of 9 to 7
in the best game ever seen on the Is-
land .
Edwin Philips held the proud Cater-
pillars scoreless for five full innings
and tried hard to pitch his gfirst shut
out, hut however after a line drive
from Harry Carty into center field
and a-wrapping double- by Jean Illldge
scoring two runs to make the 3core
3-2 things then changed, in the
sixth'.
The Y.M.S.C. in their turn scored ~*
2 in the seventh and one in the eight1
... H, Scott took over the pitching
job from E. Philips- in the eight and
walked the three- top batters and an
error by the shortstop off the bat
of "Lucky Strike's" all time.star
Victor Annie liar go scoring three big-
runs, then Glen Martin and E. Vio-
lcnus both, collected-another walk
and came across the plate on a triple
by Jean Illldge to lead and win the
game 9-7
The winning pitcher was M. Canne-
gieter and the loser H. Scott.
On Sunday July 2, the same fans
came back to sec the Y.M.S.C. coming
back to defeat the Marigot team 14.to
8.
The country boys again had the -
entire game under control with the
steady pitching of"The Star" Edwin
Philips.
Marigot had their best inning in
the fourth when James, Lynch and
Brookson got on on hits and an error
at second- off Mano's liner and another
error at third off Jolie's hit scor-
ing four big runs, mailing the score
6-4.
The Y.M.S.C. in turn scored five
In the sixth and three off Jolie who
took over from Brooks on in" the 7th",
The game ended in a 14 8 victory for
the Country boys.
Winning pitcher was Edwin Philips
while E. Brookson was tagged with the
loss.

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Y.M.S.C. SPLITS WEEK-END GAMES.
7-9 AND 14 8.
GAMES FOR THIS WEEK-END ARE: :
July 8, Dodgers v/s Caterpillars -...-..
at Cul-de-Sac.
July 9, Y.M.S.C, v/s Dodgers at French
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1 FASHIONABLE TZEHHJG AT ROIJAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN
IRRIGOT.
A large Crowd gathered at the Roman Catholic
church in larigo", on Wednesday afternoon July j
to'witness the wee cling of Miss AurelAe Hunt and
Mr. Albert Chancei,
The winserne bride entered the church on the
arm of her brother I4r. Kippolite Samer, andjwas
met at the altar ty her composed bridegroom.
The"radiant brace's gown (imported fr-.a Puer-
to Rico) was truly an outstanding achievement in
design^ The snu;; todice (ox rich chantilly lace
ov :r crystal satir) featured a scooped neckline
an'1 wrist-length sleeves. Shimmering organza
roses focussed the attention on the silk organza
fuH-leftgtr. skirt. Beautifying the bride's_
Icf-ely head was ?. sparkling tiara, which held
in place a fingertip veil of illusion net. In
her hand sr.g Carried a bouquet of .white orchids j
and daisies.
'the bridesmaid: ware: The Misses Denise Hunt,
lose Hollari, Bornadtoe Ifeccow, Louise Hunt,
Alicia 'u'ilrant, C islaine Dormoy, Lucia Hughes*
Francoise j injaic'x., and leone Jacobs^- Half of
thiise belles wore jillerina length dresses of
pink lace ever n'.tciing tiff eta, the other half
wore ballerina ".<;t3th dresses of blue lace over
matching toffet,-.,,.^They .wore matching hats and
carried mix 3d roses.
The bestir an for^the occasion was the popular,
and well-known lr, Vere Richardson, and the
ushers were: lfej;rrs. Ahtoine Hunt, Antoine Rom-
ney, Charles DL'.r.chard, George Lloyd, Ivan
Hodge, James Chm.Ca and Charles Romney.
A well attended reception was held at Ilan-
chardls in liarigct; and all present had a very
enjoyable time.
The Y&ndward Islands1 Opinion congratulates the'
young couple and wishes them "bon voyage" as
they embark on life's .journey as man and wife.
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A CHRISTIAN APPROACH
TO
IfiEr-l-'iGE AMD DIVORCE
By Rev, -K.R. Khan -
SCRIPTUML flETEIiEflCS
Sti Ifathsw's Gospel l:l-13j
St. Mark's Gospel 10:2-9;
.(Continued from last issue)
PART III
Dut what shall we say about Jesus forbid-
ding divorce under any circumstances? Let
us not forget, that Jesus interest'was
primarily in great positive truths, in ul-
timate hucianitarianism and spiritual values,
not in a list of exception, which the Scribes
dearly loved. If He had not spoken in this
fashion, He would never have made the deep
impression that He did, V7e must not take a
new "legalism" out of Christianity; men have
tried to do it down through the ages, and
and it is unsound, illogical and untrue to
basic spirit of Christ, For example, why do
we overlook such statements as "Resist not
evil",' or, "if a man takes your coat, give
him your overcoat". No one has ever sug-
gested that we ought to make legislation
qut of these,. That, we say represents an
ideal point of view, I believe the same
thing is true with regard to Jesus' teaching
of the ways in which the marriage bond may
be dissolve'!, or the question as to whether
it can be dissolved at all.
In His Epistle to the Corinthians (1:1$),
..Paul rives a more liberal interpretation of
the whole question of divorce,
Christianity always insists that those who
would be the followers of'Christ should de-
velop an intelligent judgement of standard
of values; the welfare of persons. There
are Certainly tines when, in the light of
the Christian standard of values, the most
-Christian thing that Could happen to" a man"
and a. woman, is for them to get a divorce j.
To be force'' to' live together would be
"hell.on earth", and God never wants any
man or any woman to live in that condition
here or anywhere else.
Each individual situation must be judged
in the flight of the Christian standard of
values, Y.hat does this do to the persons in-
volve:1? Yfcat does it do to the children if
any? t/hat does it do to the personalities *S
of the two individuals who. are married?
Indeed under certain conditions divorce
seems to be the Christian solution, and for
this reason, some of us who are minister s
do not hesitr.te to perform the wedding Cere-
mony vjhigh units a divorced person to som^-
ooo oiaci
we must never for&et Jesus' forthright af-
firmation, that institutions are rade for
man, and not man for_the institution.
".-e must remember tfee l&ster's- bcundless
sympathy with people, with this, in mind,
when the spiritual conception of marriage


WINDWARD ISLANDS1 OPINION
is made ii-possible, when
a|ii *i JHalyatflMfcajiUjiDcggx brutality
and cruelty put a blight on life,
when the Tuturs possibilities and.
character of children hang in the
.balance, then to make Jesus the
inflexible leg-.lr.st, is to distort
beyond recognition this image of
the Son o:.'_lfen ~vho lives and
soeaks to us through the Gospels
even toda;*,.
PRAYER
Lord Go" we arpyfor all those
who are happilr united in marriage;
. breathe .on the:r: forever from above.
Me pray for those who were happily
SATURDAY JULY 8. 1Q61T

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but because of death or some ad-
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f*rant then the Joy which brightens
earthly sorrows. Grant us all that
Peace which calms all earthly
strife that Peace which $awns
upon eter.iai love and life.
In Christ's name,
Amen
T II A N K S
Through this medium we wish to
thank the many persons who in any
way helped us firing the death of
our beloved fether:
UIRIE CONSTANT l&CCuff
TJho demrtec" this life on June
27, 1961.
Our sincere thinks to the follow-
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YftNDiARD ISLANDS' OPINION
SATURDAY JULY 8j 1961.
DEDICATED TO THE IJEH0P.Y OF THE LATE
Ml. ULRIE CONSTANT UfcCCOff
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Fare thee well beloved husband and father' so
dear*
Thy presence here will never more us cheerj
Very often we'll think of thee and weep;
How sad, that we could thee no longer keep.
Mr Pierrot Fleming, well-known citizen_
of Iferigot and fomer hotel proprietor, left
hero" on Wednesday July^5, for Puerto Ricoi
Lb, Fleming who has been ill for some-
time, has gone to Puerto Rico for medical
attention. I!e was accompanied by his charm-
ing and friendly sister Hiss Cai^ille Flem-
ing*
Tfb wish l*. Fleming improved health and
a safe return to the island*
So sweetly in Jesus thou hast fallen asleep,
In a little while, and we again shall meet.
Angels have welcomed thee with arms out spread,
In that beautiful land forever make to dwell..
Leloved husband, and father once again Faref
thee-well,
Dy Lbs* Q| Morales,
OBITUARY
VHth deep re-.ret we record the death of
II S R II I N E R 0 U II S Y
I Mil I II I II I !
who. died at the hospital in Jfepigot at w mid-
night Monday, July 3, at the age of U7,
The deceased is survived by U young children
(2 girls and 2 boys), 3 sisters (all residing
here) and k brothers 3 (Elie, Charles, and
Antoine) residing here and one residing in
Guadeloupe.
The ^funeral took place on Tuesdziy July U, at
5 p.m.
To the bereaved relatives we extend our sin-
cere sympathy.
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ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Tfe were informed by a reliable source that
soon (sometime in September) the construction
of a 200 rooms hotel will be started on this
part of the Island.
According to our information this hotel will
be ^financed chiefly by American capital.
Mpre and more people are complaining about
the^market under the "Sand-box tree" in Lfari-
goti
It is the general opinion of most people that
with so many American tourists visiting this
Island to say nothing of the insanitary con-
dition of this place.
The Authorities should do something to cor-
rect this deplorable condition in the very
near future*
we ar pleased to. report that Irs. L.
Gervais, who has been ill for sometime;
though still confined to her bed is much
improved.
The- T&ndward Islands1 Opinion hopes that
Mrs, Gervais' health will continue to im-
prove an1/that soon she will be back on her
job again.
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Marigot
St. Martin, F.b'.I.
Printers: The People's Printery
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(Not the responsibility of the" ^d.)
ARE WE ilDVMCING- BACKWARDS???
Agriculture in every country of this
world is os:q of the major programs on
which the country 's welfare depends.
For some reason or the other, this
does not sr.ne likely here in St. Maar-
ten.
Some years ago, it was possible for
the boys of our island to learn the
science of agriculture here in the
schools. During the course of that
time it was also possible for these,
boys to visit the Experiment Station
in order to experience that which wa3
taught to them. This of course in one
way or the other, was very useful to.
our community, for one could go home '
and pass on the. hints to-their parents




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SATURDAY JULY 8. 1961?
who did a bit of cultivating so they too
could benefit from the little they
did. The children also could do a ]Jbtle
bit of experimentins-in the line of
building and crafting.
One can remember:.- '.o abundance of
provisions reaped from said Experiment
Station in the years gone by. There were
not half as many wind-mill's then as
thero arc today, which shows that there
were a lot more worries in the process
of irregatlon.
With all the possibilities around us
it is frightful to know that these good
things have been discontinued'.
Viewing these facts there is only one
conclusion we can come to and that is i
'The administration of'our elected
Islandcouncil members here is nothing
but calculated disorder.
B. (Gigi) A. Fleming.
Dear Editor;
Well finally after many years of ir-
regular mail service, due to the bad
health of the 31ue Peter, the time is
approaching fast when this sort of thing
will be in the past.
Twice weekly mail and passenger ser-
vice, with no excuses as motor trouble,
rotten masts or crew epidemics.
But will the new boat be able to ad-
here to her .contract, without catching
the contagious disease that the Blue
Peter suffered from?
If the route between the 3 islands is
profitable wc will h avc regular service,
if not, it will be the same as in the
past.
Saba's only solution to the abovemen-
tlonc-d-problem is the airstrip. The road -
leading to it has been completed, so
there should be no more excuses for no t
starting it.
Naturally the owners of this boat
would rather sec a wharf put in Saba
because with an airstrip in Saba they
are going to lose the subsidv for the
mails.
It is really going to pain us to have
to disappoint them.
A Sabian Observer
. Please allow me space in your pa-
per to express the feelings of the
majority of the people of Saba con-
cerning the division of the extra a-
mount of Fls.150.000.-- given by the
Central Government to off-set the ex-
cess expenditures of the three Is-
lands, namely St. Eustatius, St;
Maartcn, and Saba, for the year I960.
Wo regard the Wathey motion for the
division.of said fls.150.000., to
be one of the unfaircst motions ever
to be made. Of course, fj-f. Maar-
ten'3 third deputy will agree to any-
thing Claude suggests, even though
it be not in .the interest of Saba.
Wc are also wondering when a Ge-
zaghebber for the three Islands will
arrive, since to the pr.es cnt we hear
of the one for St. Maarten only.
We recalled the day after the Is-
landcouncil members arrived back to
S aba, how Deputy Lcvenston got on,
at the Bay. He came down at the Bay
prepared to sweep Deputy Anslijn off
the Island, because Deputy Anslijn
had stood up for the interest of Sa-
ba and its people, and had not al-
lowed himself to become St. Maar-
ten s f ourt h deputy .-
Levcnston bellowed and bawled like
a bull. We couH see his arms waving,
his brass teeth flashing But when
it all boiled down, to honest facts,
it was Anslijn, who came gut the win-
ner of thejoom-a-rang. After he
(Deputy Levcnston) had gone through
all the positions imaginable at a
cock-fighting pit. in dispair he
proclaimed.
"I am not going against Claude for
anybody Those words have caused us
to wonder why, why.??? And now we
realize why he said -the word, "for"
the "Wathcy motion ", and not th~e
word "against"
Because he cannot vote against
Claude, and therefore Saba lost
TWENTY THOUSANT GUILDERS. THAT WE
KNOW ABOUT. AND- ONLY HEAVENS TOJOWS
HOW MUCH WE DON [ T. ENOW" ABOUT.
Dear Sir;
Thanking you,
A Sabian.
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HAPPY IS THE HAN WHO CAN MAKE HTS
DECISION WITH A CTEAR CONSCIENCE.
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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
SATURDAY JULY 8, 1961.
SI, 35 U SI A T I U 8 NEWS
ST. EU3TATIUS CELEBRATED EMANCIPATION
-' _~ DAY.
On Jur.y 1st, St, Eustatlus cel<>ra-
ted the ",ime narking the' freedom to_
their old an30 3tor3 who were emancipated
July 1st 1853.
At 8 p.,in; tie St. Eustatlus Welfare
Association ilong with the Brigades, and
others marches from Fort Oranje to theN
Method is-, chiroh where they gave thanks
to God, for~ His wonderful plan of free-
dom to the ha.a'An-race. Present were also
Deputy '"".Lope3 and Deputy Sadler.
The'minister Rev. J. Stewart in his
address said; "It is almost 100 yeaBS
since freedom was given in these-islands
He stated that emancipation was the
righting of a great h uman wrong, and
said the-: he ./as proud to walk with the,-
people o:? St, Eustatlus, and to take
part in such a celebration. He also
said thai BLACK HARRY symbolizes free-
dom of worship.
The ",houg'.it of freedom fts dear to
the hearts of all races today. We are
deeply groatful to our Netherlands
Government for its deep thought of free-
dom given us. To think freely to live
free and to worship God accordingto
a conscience that is free.
*
.*
MRS. C FLANDERS LEAVES.
On Tuesday last Mrs. Christine Flan-
des left the shores of St. Eustatlus
fDr Aruba via. St. MSarten.
This very hard working social worker
did a great deal to help promote the
youth center during her stay on the is-
land, and it is with "heavy hearts"
that the people said aadieu"to her.
We hope that she will soon be back to
assist Deputy V. Lopes and others
who are '"-.ryin? 30 hard to help the
YOUTHS of this Island.
#_** MHMHMHMMMHHHH^NhMMMi
ihhhhkhh;-- hhhhhki a a sn a
* THE T.*LK AROUND TOWN *
? *
There 4s no doubt in anybody's
mind any longer whp the real boss is
Whether it is Captain or Whisky-
3odkfff
They are all saying that it is
shamefull to see the way Captain
goes to the water-front bar wearing
bedroom slippers to get his orders
from Whisky-Soda,
Whisky-Soda and Captain have decide
to punish the people of Saba, be-
cause they have been ungrateful to
Blood-sucker, and they have decided
the best way to do so is to reduce
their mail-service to once a week'.
It is rumoured that Deputy .
Claude Wathgy has said in the
Lido Bar that if Deputy Anslijn
of Saba continues t-o stand up for
the rights of the people of Saba,
by voting against his mo tion again
that the air-strip for Saba, will
be cancelled, and a wharf for the
boat built instead.
It is hoped that this is only a
romour, because many Sabians feel
that if Wathey or anyone else would
build a wharf in Saba instead of the
air-strip. It vrould.be a very
SAD DAY for he or whoever Would
dare to do this injustice to the
people of Saba.
QUESTION BOX '
How can the government labourers
manage to support their families
from the "stave-vases (fl. 4.75 )
which they are paid, and the very
high prices they are forced to pay
for everything they have to buy ? ?
Is It true that Islandcouncll nea*
ber Clem Labega'ls demanding %bB.t
a poor taxi-driver give him (
car, because his fender got damaged
in sexxx a traffic accident with this
taxi-driver ???? .
L
People ar*3 saying that Captain is
getting worse "and worse.
How much longer will the Hurricane
Relief Committee' go on unmolested??.


SCHEDULE FOR B A 5 E B A L L COMPETITION
BEGINNING ON JUNE 25th . AT MARIGOT AT 2 P,M.
June 25th". Cole Bay- v/s Marigot at Marigot
July 1st. Scouts t! Cul-dc-Sac n Cul-de-Sac
2nd. Marigot II Eful-de-Sac ti ti n ii
3th. Cole Bay Scouts ii II 11 II
9th. Cul-de-Sac II Cole Bay ii French Quarter
iPtb; Marigot II Scouts it Cul-de-Sac
loth. Cole Bay II Marigot ii Marigot
22nd. Scouts II Cul-de-Sac it - ti
" 23rd. Scoutc II Cole Bay ii ti
29th. Cul-de-Sac it Marigot ii it
30th. Scouts ti Marigot n. ti
Aug'. 5th. Cole Bay ti Cul-de-Sac if French Quarter
" 6th. Marigot it Cole Bay it Cul-de-Sac
" 12th. Cul-de-Sac it Scouts ii ii ti it
" 13th. Cul-de-Sac n Marigot ii Marigot
" 19th. Scouts it Cole Bay it French Quarter
" 20th. Scouts Marigot a Marigot
26th. Cul-de-Sac ti Cole Bay it C. B. or Marigot
NOTE: Sunday games starts at 2 p.m. Saturday games starts at 2:30 p.m.
Umpires: Mr. Cooper . i Mr. D. Richardson
Mr. Bobby Richardson - ;". . Mr. Fred Gervais


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Suzanne Hodgman Latin American Specialist Acquisitions D epartaent The UniYeriity of Florida Gainesville, Florida 'AMOR ET LABCE AMNIA VINCIT" "LOVE & LABOUR -CONQUER A LL THINGS" SATURDAY JULY 8, 1961. Vol. 3 No. 2 Printers: The People's Printery Price Fls. 0.2£ Back-street-, Philipsburg. DUTCH SECTION ; Editor: J.H. Lake, Sr. Cole Bay, ^ %  S t. Maarten, N.A, FRENCH SECTION : Editor: Mrs. B. Morales Haricot, St. Martin, F.W.I, FOR "MAN OF THE WEEK" WE NOMINATE Mr. Charles E. Gibbs, of Cripple Gate, Government Official, .religious leader and devoted father and husband. Mr. Gibbs who has been a government official for almost 25 years,'is at present employed at the Post Office at Marigot For many years he alon S with his two eldest daughters^were the ones who ran this Post Office; and in recent years his eldest daughter Mrs. Robert Arrondell has been appointed Post-Mistres in charge of the Post-Office at Marigot. In all his years of service at the Post Office, his-superiors have always found everything in order,'and what is far more important, he has always performed his duties impartially; rendering equal service to all with whom he came into contact, be they; rich or poor; white' or-black; young or old. His career as a government official is not only a credit to himself and his family, but to the entire island and to St. Martiners whereever they may be. A devout Methodist, Hr. Gibbs has been Circuit Steward of the Methodist Church here 'for over 22 years, he is also a Local-preacher, and a very hard worker of the Church;



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• WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY JULY 8, 1961. ing to reports ho did all possible to sabotage the meeting and eventually succeeded in do doing. Many of the percons present.said that his manners and behavior jit this meeting was certainly not becoming an l3landcouncil member. At a particular stance of the mooting he even went as far as to state in a somewhat dictorial manner: "There will be no cricket club in Philipsburg, and there will be no more meetings." Mainly because of his attitude,the meeting ended in confussion. The big question is, whether such •/ % %  fine cricketers a:, abovementioned are going to allow Islandcouncil member Clem Labega who has no interest in sports what-so-evcr to intimidate them, and prevent them from forming a cricket club In Philipsburg? According to information, a friendly game of cricket will be played between the-girls of Philipsburg and those of French Quarter cither on July 13, or on July 14. Up to press-tine the correct day was set, but we were assured that be on one of the days abovemonthc -iris' cricket team from not yet it will tioned. Since Philipsburg docs not have enough players, the match will not be Dutch v/s French but will be a scratch-match between the two teams with each side consisting of players from both teams. The ftafcrready Cricket Club of Suckergarden is busy making plans to visit Anguilla around August-Monday for the purpose of playing a match of orrcket against Anguilla. The club is planning to have a dance at the P.M.I.A.-Hall at Philipsburg on Saturday July 15, for the purpose of raising money to help finance the trip. We would like to appeal to all, to attend this dance and support the "boys" to make the trip to Anguilla. A large crowd turned out on Saturday July 1st, to see The Caterpillars edge cut the Y.M.S.C. Baseball club of Cul-de-Sac by the-score of 9 to 7 in the best game ever seen on the Island Edwin Philips held the proud Caterpillars scoreless for five full innings and tried hard to pitch his gfirst shut out, hut however after a line drive from Harry Carty into center field and a-wrapping doubleby Jean Illldge scoring two runs to make the 3core 3-2 things then changed, in the sixth'. The Y.M.S.C. in their turn scored ~* 2 in the seventh and one in the eight 1 ... H, Scott took over the pitching job from E. Philipsin the eight and walked the threetop batters and an error by the shortstop off the bat of "Lucky Strike's" all time.star Victor Annie liar go scoring three bigruns, then Glen Martin and E. Violcnus both, collected-another walk and came across the plate on a triple by Jean Illldge to lead and win the game 9-7• The winning pitcher was M. Cannegieter and the loser H. Scott. On Sunday July 2, the same fans came back to sec the Y.M.S.C. coming back to defeat the Marigot team 14.to 8. The country boys again had the entire game under control with the steady pitching of"The Star" Edwin Philips. Marigot had their best inning in the fourth when James, Lynch and Brookson got on on hits and an error at secondoff Mano's liner and another error at third off Jolie's hit scoring four big runs, mailing the score 6-4. The Y.M.S.C. in turn scored five In the sixth and three off Jolie who took over from Brooks on in" the 7th", The game ended in a 14 8 victory for the Country boys. Winning pitcher was Edwin Philips while E. Brookson was tagged with the loss. %  3'r* %  BASEBALL Y.M.S.C. SPLITS WEEK-END GAMES 7-9 AND 14 8. GAMES FOR THIS WEEK-END ARE: : July 8, Dodgers v/s Caterpillars -..„.-.. at Cul-de-Sac. •July 9, Y.M.S.C, v/s Dodgers at French Quarter.



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TffdDTiARD ISLANDS' OPINION r~ I I \ r> ^J \ \ SATURDAY JULY 8, 1961 $ ^ = ( 1 FASHIONABLE TZEHHJG AT ROIJAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN IRRIGOT A large Crowd gathered at the Roman Catholic church in larigo", on Wednesday afternoon July £j to'witness the wee cling of Miss AurelAe Hunt and Mr. Albert Chancei, The winserne bride entered the church on the arm of her brother I4r. Kippolite Samer, andjwas met at the altar ty her composed bridegroom. The"radiant brace's gown (imported fr-.a Puerto Rico) was truly an outstanding achievement in design^ The snu;; todice (ox rich chantilly lace ov :r crystal satir) featured a scooped neckline an'1 wrist-length sleeves. Shimmering organza roses focussed the attention on the silk organza fuH-leftgtr. skirt. Beautifying the bride's_ Icf-ely head was ?. sparkling tiara, which held in place a fingertip veil of illusion net. In her hand sr.g Carried a bouquet of .white orchids j and daisies. 'the bridesmaid: ware: The Misses Denise Hunt, lose Hollari, Bornadtoe Ifeccow, Louise Hunt, Alicia 'u'ilrant, C islaine Dormoy, Lucia Hughes* Francoise j injaic'x., and leone Jacobs^Half of thiise belles wore jillerina length dresses of pink lace ever n'.tciing tiff eta, the other half wore ballerina ".<;t3th dresses of blue lace over matching toffet,-.,,.^They .wore matching hats and carried mix 3d roses. The bestir an for^the occasion was the popular, and well-known lr, Vere Richardson, and the ushers were: lfej;rrs. Ahtoine Hunt, Antoine Romney, Charles DL'.r.chard, George Lloyd, Ivan Hodge, James Chm.Ca and Charles Romney. A well attended reception was held at Ilanchardls in liarigct; and all present had a very enjoyable time. The Y&ndward Islands 1 Opinion congratulates the' young couple and wishes them "bon voyage" as they embark on life's .journey as man and wife. IHHHHHHHHB8tWMM# ttK*KXXII* A CHRISTIAN APPROACH TO IfiEr-l-'iGE AMD DIVORCE By Rev, -K.R. Khan SCRIPTUML flETEIiEflCS Sti Ifathsw's Gospel l:l-13j St. Mark's Gospel 10:2-9; .(Continued from last issue) PART III Dut what shall we say about Jesus forbidding divorce under any circumstances? Let us not forget, that Jesus interest'was primarily in great positive truths, in ultimate hucianitarianism and spiritual values, not in a list of exception, which the Scribes dearly loved. If He had not spoken in this fashion, He would never have made the deep impression that He did, V7e must not take a new "legalism" out of Christianity; men have tried to do it down through the ages, and and it is unsound, illogical and untrue to basic spirit of Christ, For example, why do we overlook such statements as "Resist not evil",' or, "if a man takes your coat, give him your overcoat". No one has ever suggested that we ought to make legislation qut of these,. That, we say represents an ideal point of view, I believe the same thing is true with regard to Jesus' teaching of the ways in which the marriage bond may be dissolve'!, or the question as to whether it can be dissolved at all. In His Epistle to the Corinthians (1:1$), ..Paul rives a more liberal interpretation of the whole question of divorce, Christianity always insists that those who would be the followers of'Christ should develop an intelligent judgement of standard of values; the welfare of persons. There are Certainly tines when, in the light of the Christian standard of values, the most -Christian thing that Could happen to" a man" and a. woman, is for them to get a divorce j. To be force'' to' live together would be "hell.on earth", and God never wants any man or any woman to live in that condition here or anywhere else. Each individual situation must be judged in the flight of the Christian standard of values, Y.hat does this do to the persons involve: 1 ? Yfcat does it do to the children if any? t/hat does it do to the personalities *S of the two individuals who. are married? Indeed under certain conditions divorce seems to be the Christian solution, and for this reason, some of us who are minister s do not hesitr.te to perform the wedding Ceremony vjhigh units a divorced person to som^ooo oiaci we must never for&et Jesus' forthright affirmation, that institutions are rade for man, and not man for_the institution. ".-e must remember tfee l&ster'sbcundless sympathy with people, with this, in mind, when the spiritual conception of marriage



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION8 SATURDAY JULY 8. 1961? who did a bit of cultivating so they too could benefit from the little they did. The children also could do a ]Jbtle bit of experimentins-in the line of building and crafting. One can remember:.-• '.o abundance of provisions reaped from said Experiment Station in the years gone by. There were not half as many wind-mill's then as thero arc today, which shows that there were a lot more worries in the process of irregatlon. With all the possibilities around us it is frightful to know that these good things have been discontinued'. Viewing these facts there is only one conclusion we can come to and that is i 'The administration of'our elected Islandcouncil members here is nothing but calculated disorder. B. (Gigi) A. Fleming. Dear Editor; Well finally after many years of irregular mail service, due to the bad health of the 31ue Peter, the time is approaching fast when this sort of thing will be in the past. Twice weekly mail and passenger service, with no excuses as motor trouble, rotten masts or crew epidemics. But will the new boat be able to adhere to her .contract, without catching the contagious disease that the Blue Peter suffered from? If the route between the 3 islands is profitable wc will h avc regular service, if not, it will be the same as in the past. Saba's only solution to the abovementlonc-d-problem is the airstrip. The road leading to it has been completed, so there should be no more excuses for no t starting it. Naturally the owners of this boat would rather sec a wharf put in Saba because with an airstrip in Saba they are going to lose the subsidv for the mails. It is really going to pain us to have to disappoint them. A Sabian Observer Please allow me space in your paper to express the feelings of the majority of the people of Saba concerning the division of the extra amount of Fls.150.000.-given by the Central Government to off-set the excess expenditures of the three Islands, namely St. Eustatius, St; Maartcn, and Saba, for the year I960. Wo regard the Wathey motion for the division.of said fls.150.000.—, to be one of the unfaircst motions ever to be made. Of course, fj-f. Maarten'3 third deputy will agree to anything Claude suggests, even though it be not in .the interest of Saba. Wc are also wondering when a Gezaghebber for the three Islands will arrive, since to the pr.es cnt we hear of the one for St. Maarten only. We recalled the day after the Islandcouncil members arrived back to S aba, how Deputy Lcvenston got on, at the Bay. He came down at the Bay prepared to sweep Deputy Anslijn off the Island, because Deputy Anslijn had stood up for the interest of Saba and its people, and had not allowed himself to become St. Maarten s f ourt h deputy .Levcnston bellowed and bawled like a bull. We couH see his arms waving, his brass teeth flashing But when it all boiled down, to honest facts, it was Anslijn, who came gut the winner of thejoom-a-rang. After he (Deputy Levcnston) had gone through all the positions imaginable at a cock-fighting pit. in dispair he proclaimed. "I am not going against Claude for anybody Those words have caused us to wonder why, why.??? And now we realize why he said -the word, for" the "Wathcy motion ", and not th~e word against Because he cannot vote against Claude, and therefore Saba lost TWENTY THOUSANT GUILDERS. THAT WE KNOW ABOUT. ANDO NLY HEAVENS TOJOWS HOW MUCH WE DON [ T. ENOW" ABOUT. Dear Sir; Thanking you, A Sabian. ##fHHKHfr •::%  ;: %  :.%  :. % %  :-: :--: :-::• •::-:; *-:; iHHHt-iKHHHHHt HAPPY IS THE HAN WHO CAN MAKE HTS DECISION WITH A CT EAR CONSCIENCE **-::%  ::•::::.: &* %  ;; %  ::-:: %  ::-::-::-:; & %  %:-;&£*, *HHttHr xvtikwtyn Ji u .„..



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YftNDiARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY JULY 8j 1961. DEDICATED TO THE IJEH0P.Y OF THE LATE Ml. ULRIE CONSTANT UfcCCOff i %  %  I to Fare thee well beloved husband and father' so dear* Thy presence here will never more us cheerj Very often we'll think of thee and weep; How sad, that we could thee no longer keep. Mr Pierrot Fleming, well-known citizen_ of Iferigot and fomer hotel proprietor, left hero" on Wednesday July^5, for Puerto Ricoi Lb, Fleming who has been ill for sometime, has gone to Puerto Rico for medical attention. I!e was accompanied by his charming and friendly sister Hiss Cai^ille Fleming* Tfb wish l*. Fleming improved health and a safe return to the island* So sweetly in Jesus thou hast fallen asleep, In a little while, and we again shall meet. Angels have welcomed thee with arms out spread, In that beautiful land forever make to dwell.. Leloved husband, and father once again Faref thee-well, Dy Lbs* Q| Morales, OBITUARY VHth deep re-.ret we record the death of II S R II I N E R 0 U II S Y I Mil I I I %  %  I %  II I %  %  %  %  %  who. died at the hospital in Jfepigot at w midnight Monday, July 3, at the age of U7, The deceased is survived by U young children (2 girls and 2 boys), 3 sisters (all residing here) and k brothers 3 (Elie, Charles, and Antoine) residing here and one residing in Guadeloupe. The ^funeral took place on Tuesdziy July U, at 5 p.m. To the bereaved relatives we extend our sincere sympathy. MHHMt MII MMMHrit Mf M M Htttt B3 X ITEMS OF INTEREST 1 % %  % % % % % % %  i %  ..... %  — .i ... %  % %  I I II %  %  Tfe were informed by a reliable source that soon (sometime in September) the construction of a 200 rooms hotel will be started on this part of the Island. According to our information this hotel will be ^financed chiefly by American capital. Mpre and more people are complaining about the^market under the "Sand-box tree" in Lfarigoti It is the general opinion of most people that with so many American tourists visiting this Island to say nothing of the insanitary condition of this place. The Authorities should do something to correct this deplorable condition in the very near future* we ar pleased to. report that Irs. L. Gervais, who has been ill for sometime; though still confined to her bed is much improved. TheT&ndward Islands 1 Opinion hopes that Mrs, Gervais' health will continue to improve an 1 /that soon she will be back on her job again. f^ -. ~-"~" .'"' %  -~%  •' %  ^' %  %  x* -^^, r i. r n u i> iu\ i ,,i*. < .i n n n It i t n I i\ n .. Director of the Publication: I'lrs. D. Morales Marigot St. Martin, F.b'.I. Printers: The People's Printery Back-str eet, Philipsburg • .3t. f Uaarten, K.... iKKKKKHKHKHHHHHHHMHI LETTERS (Not the responsibility of the" ^d.) ARE WE ilDVMCINGBACKWARDS??? Agriculture in every country of this world is OS:Q of the major programs on which the country 's welfare depends. For some reason or the other, this does not sr.ne likely here in St. Maarten. Some years ago, it was possible for the boys of our island to learn the science of agriculture here in the schools. During the course of that time it was also possible for these, boys to visit the Experiment Station in order to experience that which wa3 taught to them. This of course in one way or the other was very useful to. our community, for one could go home and pass on the. hints to-their parents



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY JULY 8, 1961. SI, 35 U SI A T I U 8 NEWS ST. EU3TATIUS CELEBRATED EMANCIPATION -' _~ DAY On Jur.y 1st, St, Eustatlus cel<£>rated the ",ime narking the' freedom to_ their old an30 3tor3 who were emancipated July 1st 1853. At 8 P., in; tie St. Eustatlus Welfare Association ilong with the Brigades, and others marches from Fort Oranje to the N Method is-, chiroh where they gave thanks to God, for~ His wonderful plan of freedom to the h A. a'An-race. Present were also Deputy '"".Lope3 and Deputy Sadler. The'minister Rev. J. Stewart in his address said; "It is almost 100 yeaBS since freedom was given in these-islands He stated that emancipation was the righting of a great h uman wrong, and said the-: he ./as proud to walk with the,people o:? St, Eustatlus, and to take part in such a celebration. He also said thai BLACK HARRY symbolizes freedom of worship. The ",houg'.it of freedom fts dear to the hearts of all races today. We are deeply groatful to our Netherlands Government for its deep thought of freedom given us. To think freely to live free and to worship God accordingto a conscience that is free. .* MRS. C FLANDERS LEAVES. On Tuesday last Mrs. Christine Flandes left the shores of St. Eustatlus fDr Aruba via. St. MSarten. This very hard working social worker did a great deal to help promote the youth center during her stay on the island, and it is with "heavy hearts" that the people said aadieu"to her. We hope that she will soon be back to assist Deputy V. Lopes and others who are '"-.ryin? 30 hard to help the YOUTHS of this Island. #_•** MHMHMHMMMHHHH^ NhMMMi IHHHHKHH;-HHHHHK I a a sn %  %  %  a %  THE T.*LK AROUND TOWN &f There 4s no doubt in anybody's mind any longer whp the real boss is Whether it is Captain or Whisky3odkfff They are all saying that it is shamefull to see the way Captain goes to the water-front bar wearing bedroom slippers to get his orders from Whisky-Soda, Whisky-Soda and Captain have decide to punish the people of Saba, because they have been ungrateful to Blood-sucker, and they have decided the best way to do so is to reduce their mail-service to once a week'. It is rumoured that Deputy Claude Wathgy has said in the Lido Bar that if Deputy Anslijn of Saba continues t-o stand up for the rights of the people of Saba, by voting against his mo tion again that the air-strip for Saba, will be cancelled, and a wharf for the boat built instead. It is hoped that this is only a romour, because many Sabians feel that if Wathey or anyone else would build a wharf in Saba instead of the air-strip. It vrould.be a very SAD DAY for he or whoever Would dare to do this injustice to the people of Saba. QUESTION BOX How can the government labourers manage to support their families from the "stave-vases (fl. 4.75 ) which they are paid, and the very high prices they are forced to pay for everything they have to buy ? ? Is It true that Islandcouncll nea* ber Clem Labega'ls demanding %bB.t a poor taxi-driver give him ( car, because his fender got damaged in sexxx a traffic accident with this taxi-driver ???? L People ar*3 saying that Captain is getting worse "and worse. How much longer will the Hurricane Relief Committee' go on unmolested??.



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WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 OPINION is made ii-possible, when a|i i i JHal yat flMfcajiUj iDcggx brutality and cruelty put a blight on life, •when the Tuturs possibilities and. character of children hang in the .balance, then to make Jesus the inflexible leg-.lr.st, is to distort beyond recognition this image of the Son o:.'_lfen ~vho lives and soeaks to us through the Gospels even toda;*,. PRAYER Lord Go" we arpyfor all those who are happilr united in marriage; breathe .on the:r: forever from above. Me pray for those who were happily SATURDAY JULY 8. 1Q61 T m SEWING MACHINES SINGER SEWS BETTER BKEE SERVICING & ATTRACTIVE INSTAXcJOTT PAYHENT TERMS AGENT EKILE (lIILO) TACKLI1TG MARIGOT & GRAND-CASE uniled? %  ADVERTISE IN THE W Is OPINION TOD A Y IT IS THE PAPER OF THE PEOPLE, READ BY THE PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS FOR THE PEOPLE but because of death or some adverse situation are left alonej f*rant then the Joy which brightens earthly sorrows. Grant us all that Peace which calms all earthly strife that Peace which $awns upon eter.iai love and life. In Christ's name, Amen T II A N K S Through this medium we wish to thank the many persons who in any way helped us firing the death of our beloved fether: UIRIE CONSTANT l&CCuff TJho demrtec" this life on June 27, 1961. Our sincere thinks to the following: Doctor ar-' nurses of the Iferigot Hospital, the Rev. Khan and the rany friends ard relatives. V, r ife ?n\ children Ifrfj Julie Maccow Irs. Cla i re Artsen 24% Constant Ifaccow UllMX GARAGE & W E L D I N-G S H 0 P CAROL ( E C K I E ) RICHARDSON KIDDLE REGION ST. MARTI1I MOTORS CO. INC., IIARIGOT • WHILE IN ST. MAARifir ST. ilARTIN BE SURE TO SEE ALL THE SGENI CBEAUTY RENT A DRIVE-U-SELF VOLKW %  .GEN AS A SPECIAL SERVICE Vffi SELL .-ASOLI^JE AT OUR GAS-STATION AT GRAND CASE UNTIL 10 P.M, •



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION -J ESSO ESSO OFFERS YOU THE FOLLOWING. PRODUCTS: RUST-BAN 270 metal .primer to resist corrosion RUST-BAN 297 Aluminum coating for use on clean metal surfaces, RUST-BAN EXTERIOR ENAMEL, in colors: yellow, blue, red, green & white. RUST-BAN 363 Thinner FOR THE BEST RESULT BUY AT THE ESSO SIGN L.B, SCOTT ESSO DEALER — / ; NOTUEM; NOTICE::: PLEASE PASS THE WORD AROUND. FOR MODEST COMPETENT & FIRST CLASS PIPE-FITTING AT REASONABLE PRICEiB BE SURE TO CONTACT: i J 0 H N W Y A T T "WORKSHOP ON WHEELS M-149" BE SURE TO READ A COPY OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 OPINION EACH WEEK -_ IT IS THE • S U VOICE OF THE PEOPLE ? P 0 R T i T : — :—: SATURDAY JULY 8. 1Q61, which speaks for the.rights of the people, we are demanding in the name of decency and justice that Mr. J.J. BeaujonLt. Governor, check into this matter at once and have it corrected without further delay. Failure on the part of the Lt. Governor to act at once, will have to be considered as an injustice and a crime committed against the people of Simpsonbay, and •shall forever be remembered by the people as such. •* '*-::-** %  SHKKHKKHHWHHHHHHHHHHI* SPORTS C R I C K E T Recently r. group of cricketers held a meeting in the Primer theatre at Philipsburg. The purpose of this meeting :-asto form a Philipsburg Cricket Club. Among those who attended this meeting wore some of our most outstanding cricketers,, such as, Jean midge, Blair Forde, .Sam Hazel and others. Islandcouncil member Clem Labega was also at this meeting, and accordCENTRAL STORE PHILIPSBURG & MARIGOT OFFERS YOU THE BEST IN: TUNGSTONE BATTERIES, DUNLOP TIRES WORLD FAMOUS "I.C.I." PAINTS CAR PARTS & BEDS ALL SIZES. WE CAN SUPPLY YOU WITH ANYTHING THAT: LIVES, GROTS OR IS MADE WITHIN ONE WEEK



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SCHEDULE FOR B A 5 E B A L L COMPETITION BEGINNING ON JUNE 25th AT MARIGOT AT 2 P,M. June 25th". Cole Bayv/s Marigot at Marigot July 1st. Scouts t! Cul-dc-Sac n Cul-de-Sac 2nd. Marigot II Eful-de-Sac ti ti n II • 3th. Cole Bay Scouts ii II 11 II 9th. Cul-de-Sac II Cole Bay ii French Quarter iPtb; Marigot II Scouts it Cul-de-Sac • loth. Cole Bay II Marigot II Marigot 22nd. Scouts II Cul-de-Sac it ti 23rd. Scoutc II Cole Bay II ti 29th. Cul-de-Sac it Marigot ii it 30th. Scouts ti Marigot n. ti Aug'. 5th. Cole Bay ti Cul-de-Sac if French Quarter 6th. Marigot it Cole Bay it Cul-de-Sac 12th. Cul-de-Sac it Scouts II ii ti it 13th. Cul-de-Sac n Marigot II Marigot 19th. Scouts it Cole Bay it French Quarter 20th. Scouts Marigot a Marigot 26th. Cul-de-Sac ti Cole Bay it C. B. or Marigot NOTE: Sunday games starts at 2 p.m. Saturday games starts at 2:30 p.m. Umpires: Mr. Cooper i Mr. D. Richardson Mr. Bobby Richardson ;". Mr. Fred Gervais



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY JULY 8." 1961. WINDWARD ISLANDS f OPINION Established "by J,H. Lake, Sr; On July 1, 1959, aa*a means of helplns to Improve the soolal economical and political conditions of the Windward Islands oy advocating against the causes of Injustice and oppression. Thirty yerrc ago-as a young man he met and married the then Kiss .Eunice Banks of Anguilla. Their three decades of marriage has been blessed with 6 children (2 3ons and 4 daughters). Mrs. Glbbs whois mo <~ j r gracious lady is a fine musician and has been the organist of the Methodist, church atKarigot for many years. Together with his wife, r. Gibbc has given his children a Christian home and has brought them up in the fair and love of God. As abovementioned his eldest daughter is the Post-Mistress at Karigothe has two daughters attending college in Guadeloupe One in the U.S.A. his eldest so.i is studying > medicine in France, and his youngest son is a mason and carpenter. v As his motto in life Mr. Gibbs has chosen the hymn Ho. 504, from the Methodist-hymn-book which reads as follows,: Leave God to order all thy ways, .And hope in Kim whate'er betide; Thou'It find Him in the evil days Thy all-sufficient strength and guide: .Who trusts in God's unchanging love 'Builds on the rock that nought can move. Only thy restless heart keep still, And wait in cheerful hope, content To take whate'er His gracious will, Hi3 all-discerning love,'hath sent; •' Nor doubt our inmost wants are known To Him who chose us for His own. Sing, pray, and swerve not from His ways, But do thine own.-part faithfully; Trust His rich promises of grace, So shall they be fulfilled in thee; God never yet forsook at n&ed The soul that trusted Him indeed. For his Christian principles and high morala j for the fine example he has shown fcnd is still showing to our community; for his love and devotion to his family; he has been selected by the Windward Islands' Opinion as the WINDWARD ISLANDS'MAN OF THE WEEK 4HHt*# -JHHHH* *MMHHf O.B.I.A. ELECTS NEW OFFICERS Election of officers was held at the O.B.I,A.-Hall on Tuesday Jufce 27, at which time the.following members were elected to handle the Association^ affairs for the term July 1, 1961 to December 31, 1961.: Elias Richardson President, Th. A. Ullage Vice President, .Mrs. Ellas Richardson Gen. Secretary, G. Hazel Chapling, -Rochester Recording Secretary and Milton PetersTreasurer. The elected officers were installed in office at a meeting held for that purpose at the Association Hall on Tuesday July 4' The Windward Islands' Opinion congratulates the officers and wishes them a successful term of office; H'NftMt 4HHMI %  !-£#* PUBLIC CISTERN AT SIMPSONBAY STILL IN DEPLORABLE CONDITION Our readers of 3imp3onbay have again called our attention to the fait that nothing has yet been done about repairing the public cistern of this little town',As will be remembered, on more than one occasion-we have called.the attention of the authorites to the fact that this cistern which supplie s the greater part of the people of Simpsonbajr with water, and which was damaged during hurrlcan Donna, which struck the island on September 4, I960, should be claened and repaired before the rain starts to fall. The authorities who however seems to care more for their own personal interest, than for the interest of the people in general but in particular for the interest of the people of Simpsonbay, have up to the present done nothing about this situation. As the onljr organ on this Island