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Windward Islands' opinion
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THE WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
Is published every Saturday It ias
established by J.H. Lake, Sr. On July
1, 1959, as a means of helping to im-
prove the social, economical, educa-
tional and political conditions of the
SWindward Islands by advocating against
the cause of injustice and oppression.


EDITOR DUTCH SECTION:

T.H. Lake, Sr.
P.O. box .22,
hilipsburg,
t. Maarten, N.A.

EDITOR FRENCH SECTION:


rs. B. Morales
Brigot,
t. Martin,
.W.I.

Tinters: The Peoplets Printcry
I Backst reet
Philipsburg.


only to her husband, but to the eon: u
tire Methodist community here, le t'. ~
for England on Monday April 2, due Yii
to ill health.
The Windward Islands' Opinion
takes this opportunity to say fare-.:
well to Rev, and Mrs. Frank B.
Wilby, and wishes them "God's
speed".


MISS JOY ARIELL HOSPITALIZED


Miss Joy Arnell was taken to the
St. Rose Hospital in Philipsburg
earlier this week, and according to
reports her condition was serious;
Miss Arncll is the Secretary of
the Lt. Governor and daughter of
Mr. Lexy Arnell, Foreman of the
Public Works.
At press time her condition was
a little improved.
We hope that Miss Arnell will
continue to improve, and that in
due time she will be released from
the hospital canM back on her job;


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REWELL TO REV. AITD IERS. FRANK B.
I WILBY

On Tuesday April 3, Rev. Frank B.
ilby left our shores for St. Eusta-
ius,
Rev'. Wilby came to the island in
958, and has been superintendent of
the Methodist Church here ever since.
In his e-arly sixties, Rev. Wilby
as highly respected and esteemed in
ur community, for his devotion to
is duty Having spent most of his
nistry in the West Indies (he served
in St, Vincent, Barbados, British
Honduras and other islands of the
Wet. Indies) he was able to under-
stand our way of thinking, and was
always ready in his paternal and
sympathetic manner to give a good ad-
vice "here" and lend a helping hand
"there".
...His gracious, voted and kind-
. i.rted wife who was a credit not


WHILE GEITENRL COUNCILLOR AWAY -
PEOPLE OF FRENCH ST. MRTIN SUFFER
FOR WAL:T OF DOCTOR.

Dr. Petit whb ifi government doc-
tor of the French -eart of the is-
land iL also Mayor of Marigot and
General Councillor of French St.
Martin.
As general Councillor he is o-
bliged to attend meetings of the '
Council which are held at Guade-
loupe, but while he is away the
people of French St. Martin are
left without a doctor. And what is '
even worse, the working people
never-know for sure whether he is
in Marigot or in Guadeloupe. It
has happened that poor people from .
Grand Case, Rambeau or French Qua3- kw
ter, have left their homes and go
all the way to Marigot to'visit t
doctor, only to find when they.
get ttere that the doctor is8. l,' .


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eloupe.
time a6o a serious accident took
at Grand Case. The injured
was rushed to the hospital in
bt There was no-doctor(Dr.
was in Guadeloupe) afterr stay-
n.the hospital at Marigot for
icme without a doctor, he was
ht to the hospital in Philips-
This youth died a few days later
Result of the accident. Sometime
this, it is reported that a
took sick at Grand Case, when
a ruch to NMriGot there was no
or (Dr. Petit was in Guadeloupe)
.Ichild was brought to Philipsburg,
.-:had to be operated on immediately.
er this week a lady took sick at
ch Quarter, and had to be rushed
he St. Rose Hospital in Philips-
because Dr. Petit was in Guadc-

e people make jokes about this
State of affair, and say that Dr.
t has a medicine which is called:
p well, by Dr. Petit", and that
re leaving for Guadeloupe he gives
Sdedicine to the people of French
SMartin. We however, do not con-
rthis a joking matter, because
an never joke about the suffering
,our fellow man.



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Philipsburg
St. Maarten, N.A'.


We feel that something should and
must be done to correct this situa-
tion, because, like in most other
cases on our beautiful little is-
land, it is the working man, and
the working man only who suffers;
those with the means, can easily
fly to Curacao, Puerto Rico or
even the U.S.A. for medical atten-
tion, but the working man and his
family are forded to "grin and
bear it".



NR. DR. DE':COSTA GOMEZ VISIT TO
WINDWARD ISLANDS' GREAT SUCCESS

(Continued from our last issue)

On Tuesday March 27, at about 11
o'clock in the morning Dactoor ac'-
companied by Jackie Voges, Henry
Every, Mrs. Jas (Courage) Labega-
Bryan, Mr. Calvin Holm and Mr. and
Jose Lake, Sr. left the Fort Bay
for St. Maarten. A large crowd of
Sabians were at the Bay to say
adieu to all those who were leaving
in general, but in particular they
had come to take leave of their
former Administrator, the first
Sabian ever to fill the function of
Administrator of Saba, a young man
of courage and determination, who
by his honesty, straight-forward-
ness and love for Saba, has be-
come to Saba and Sabians the very
symbol of clean administration.
The group arrived at St. Maarten
about 1:30 p.m.
The following night a political.
meeting was held at the Oranje-
school yard in Philipsburg by the
W.I.P.P. This meeting was at-
tended by hundreds of people from
all over the island,
The people listened attentively
as the various speakers explained
the issues of the campaign and
pointed out the injustice of the
starvation-wages" explained how
Milton Peters was attempting" to take
the people of Cole-bay for a ride


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INfARDD ISLANDS' OPINION I

How workers, from St. Maarten could not
get work at the Airport How the Edu-
cational Bill for the Windward Islands
was held up by'the D.P./P.P.A. -Gang -
How the Wathey Gang in 12 years of
governing had enriched themselves at
the expense of the working people of
St. Maarten.
At about 9:30 p.m. after sitting in
the Lido Bar all afternoon and evening
Clem Labega first interred the meeting
in a condition which was not becoming
a member of the Island Council and
Government official (jumping and hop-
ping like a frog) He was followed
by Claude Wathey who tried in vain to
get those present to make a disorder
by giving them the signal to booe,and
shout. Those present however, found
the meeting so interesting that with
the exception of a handful (Dijkhoffz
and a few other Wathey-agents, who
made an attempt to follow the orders
of their "boss", but who stopped when
they discovered that they were the
only ones making noise) none of the
hundreds of people who we-re present
pid any mind to this man who they
ow recognize for what he ist "An
oppressor of the working people of
St. Maarten."
Clem.and Claude stayed at the meet-
ing for about 15 minutes, and when
Claude was leaving(at the same time
hen Mr. Dr. De Costa G6mez was
speaking) he gave the signal for his
supporters to follow him, but again
he failed, for,to his great surprise
and astonishment only a few people
left with him among whom were Mrs.
Milton Peters, M1r. George Hally and
of course Dijkhoffz. When Dijkhoffz
got by the gate and saw that only
a few persons had followed Claude.
he returned and asked a few persons
whom he though were afraid of Wathey
to leave the meeting, they paid him
no hood and one or two of them even
told him "where to get off".
The meeting ended at about 10:45
p.m. And at the end of the meeting
many persons .went to the rostrum to
greet Doctoor and Jackie.Voges as
well as to shake hands with Wallace
Peterson, Gigi Fleming, Eric (Bing)
Jones, Elias Richardson, Louis Guy,


S .TUJDAY APRIL 14. 1


Jas (Courage) LabeGa-Bryan and,
Lake, and to congratulate thenI.
the wonderful and enlightening,
manner in which the meeting was I
ducted.
On Thursday Jackie Voges, acOe
panied by Gigi Fleming and El
Richardson went to St. Eustati
Doctoor was unable to make the
trip due to a cold. They return
frojn St. Eustatius on Saturday
morning, very pleased and satisa
with the political situation tr
On Mondai.y pril 2, Doctoor and
Jackie left by K.L.M. for Curaceas
ttaus ending a successful visit toI
the Wind-rard Islands.


LETTERS


T O THE


EDIT OR

(Not the responsibility of the Edi

Dear Mr. Lake;
Please allow me space in you* .
well rcad papor for the following
A relative of mine while.passti
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conversationn between Mr. Lcvenstone
S(as he was speaking about Jim
rthur) I presumed it was nslijn's
y friend h w.as talking to. He was
1iIng this lady that after his and
's trip from St. Maarten, (as I
d call it, Saba's downfall trip,
cause instead of increasing Saba s
get it decreases yearly, an1. yet
is always br.aging about the money
ing in), they have to start put-
a little rc.ure on the go-
rnment's employees an. labourers,
even went further to say about
ting screws on the people. I am
during if Jim is :oing to use the
me screws h: used on Levenstone in
Island Council nev-ting at Saba on
S10th. of Ja.nuary this year, be-"
$ause those were screws thAt c1n
jvror be unscrewed, those screws c
used Mr. Levonstonc :miny a slcep-
.8s nights and in th e future will
use Arthur rany, a sleepless night
lso, because it hac been openly
1oken that Mathe-w: says, while e hc is
ippaigning for the Der.ocrats he is
W the. same time campaigning against
e two ..nslijn brothers.
.-Fellow Sabians w.o arc bcing threat-
sed, don't c-t t-hrats ChanGc. your
ads, the more th'ey threaten you,
kie harder you rust stand behind our
eurageous and honourable Mr. Henry
rery, son of Saba~ s soil, and in so
ting you will be doing tLc best for
|vur island.
: When a man starts talking~ about
Wiows and pressure he is thinking
0out the communist rules that. arc
led in Cuba and the other communist
ieuntries, Ho in ht i:.3sclf is tihinking
dictatorship, bcc.usc only in
entries where dictators rule are
assure and might used. But not in
W free democratic Isl.and where we
would be living, but these people
daily trying to bring us dicta-
ship. Wffhat kind of pressure can
enstone usc? The- prcssurc of his
ue?? Because I shall bc greatly
raised in our. honourable .Adr.inis-
or, if he in any way should as-
t Levenstone in using pressure on
honest and hard working labourers


who work hard daily for their earn-
ings and for the benefit of the
Island they love so well. Instead
of being pressurized they should be
respected and cherished for those
are the ones we are depending on to
help us make Saba a better Saba for
us all to live in and to rid us
from the yoke of dictatorship and
oppression.
Our people arc ready to suffer
death to end corruption. No screws
will' bc too tight for us to bear.
I am one of those whom screws might
be applied to. But they can even
use jack-screws and my mind will
still ncvcr chance. I shall be
walking the street a little oftener
myself, because, I might hear some-
thing more .which they might be plan-
ning for our people. They can call
ri what they like but my mind has
already been made up for Mr. Every,
and for Mr. Every I shall vote on
the Lth. of June 1962.
nd before ending I shall make an
appeal to all the labourers of St.
Maarten and St. Eustatius that on o
election day you must all support
the W.I.P.P. -1 list of candidates
of which we all can feel--proud. I-
shall be back again incase Mr.
Levenstone try any stunt with his
screws, and press-re.

A voter f rom the Bottom.



Dear Mr. Editor;
Should space permit, please pub-
lish this appeal to 6he people of
Statia from their soi who is always
thoughtful of their welfare:
My dear country people (Statians)
it is indeed with great dissatis-
faction that I read of the reception
(though small) given, to the picked
gangsters that are only remember-
ing poor Statia around election time,
but my dear and beloved people,
please do not Dbe fooled, vote for
the W.I.P.P.
The Hills from Venus to Whitewall
have suffered due to lack of direct


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.WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION 7


TUIL 14
SATUnrSY :?RIL 14, 1962..


representation. We the people of
Statia though far from thee, never,
never will forget thee, Statia our
native land. We long to return to an
industrialized Statia; we pray for bet-
ter education for our children born
and unborn.
Our party the W.I.P.P. has been
organized for the social, cultural,
spiritual and educational upliftnmnt
of the general community, especially
the Windward Islands, and such things
can only be achieved by voting for
the W.I.P.P. Contrary to the nasty
propaganda hurled against us, our
interest is T.I. interest; Be ever
mindful, a house divided against it-
self, is bound to fall; so with that
red pencil, let us all prove the say-
ingt "The pen is mightier than the
sword".
..ll kinds of bribes will be offered,
try and overcome temptation, but vote
for the W.I.P.P.
Remember Statia has suffered for
3 long years P L E SE stick
togehter for at least 2 short months.
They are responsible for the keep
back of the pumice industry. W.C. has
boasted many times that Statia will
be brought to her knees, but we can
exalt ourselves by uniting under the
banner of the W.I.P.P, Remember the
story of the dog and the shadow.
The W.I.P.P. is your party, organ-
ised for and by Windward Islanders -
only, educate the youth, for they are
the leaders of tomorrow. The W.I.P.P.
promises better schools, and indus-
tries.
Let always remember that; "Anything
worth having, is worth fighting for."
So join with your fellow Statians,
and Vote W.I.P.P.
LONG LIV2 THE PEOPLE
A true and thoughtful son of Statia
R.H. Murray



S P O r~ TS

CRICIKET

Cricketers of the island are now


busy practicing, and a team is,b
selected to makec a trip to St.
Croix.
If all goes according to plans-a
group of cricketgrs from this is
land (French and Du tch parts) wl
Icave here soon to play a series
iatches against St. Croix during
Easter week-end.
Popular and well-known crickets
Louis Brook and Sam Hazel are. ha
ing things froet. this end for the-
tour,
;We hope thrt this tour will coa
off, and if it does, we wish our
boys success in St. Croix.


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C..TERPILL.S DEFE..T TUBORG


good crowd witnessed the Catei
pillars defeat Tuborg 11 6 at
the Sport-field in Cul-dc-Sac on
Saturday last.
Tuborg scored 1 in the first, 2
in the third, 1 in the fifth, 1 iU
the si::th and I in the seventh ina
ing.
Caterpillars scored: 3 in the
first, 3 in the second, 2 in the
third, 1 in the seventh and 2 in
the eighth inning.
The w-inning pitcher was, D, Can4
ncgieter -an the losing pitcher
was W. Vrolijk.


K.L.L*7. :EFEBATS CARIBLIR 11 7

.L large crowd was on hand to see
the game bctueen K.L.M. of Cul-de.
Sac and Caribair of Marigot which
tool: place at the Sport-field at
Cul-dc-Sac on Sunday last.
With the score 6 2 in favour
Caribair in the fifth inning, thb1
looked pretty bad for the boys fri
Cul-de-Sac. But in the sixth C.
Hazel opened a valley and before
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d 3 runs, in the seventh K.L.M.
mlnued their hitting sprie by add-
5 more runs to the score-board
in the eighth they scored 1.
ibair on the other hand against
S'fireball" pitching of H. (Tam-
) Scott who had relieved E.
Ilps, found themselves in serious
ble and was only able to score 1
in the last four innings of the

game which Cas an interesting
exciting one ended in an 11 7
story for K.L.M.
be winning pitcher was H. Scott
the losing pitcher was Jolie
Sel.



S AIRPORT PROJ-ECT

gVork on the construction of the
airport has bccn progressing
idly Presently top :.c-n of a com-
from Puerto Rico which has the
tract to asphalt the landing-
p are on the. island, and accord-
to information in the near future
asphalting of the landing-strip
1 be started,



CTRIFIC .TIOI;

The St. Maarten electric company
:t .present busy running new. lines
Philipsburg. --t the- sane time work
also being done en the lines to
sonbay and if cvcrything goes
rding to plans, in a short time
sonbay will have electrical power.


ATTENTION i.J. J.J. 3iUJOIT

n Donna struck the island on
mber 4, 1960, much damarc was
ed here.
windmil on the public well at
r Princes Cuarter was damaged at
time, and up to the present
Sg bas been done about it.


The condition of this damaged
windmill is such, that it may col-
lapse at any moment and injure or
even kill someone (the people of
Lower Princes CQuarter are forced to
draw water from this well for their
animals and other purpose).
In the name of the people of this
district we call upon the Lt.
Governor Mr. J.J. Beaujon to do
something about this hazardous con-
dition before it is too late.



OB ITU RY

With deep regret we record the
death of the widely kcnomw
IRS CAROLII.E ELIZ"BETH WILLIAMS
born GUIMBS
who died at the home of her son in
Hameau-dc-Pouc, Marigot at 4:40 p.
m. on Tuesday April 10, 1962. She
had reached the ripe old age of 81
ycars and 3 months.
The deceased who had been com-
plaining for about a year and a
half took in for the worse on Satur-
day April 7.
She is survived by a daughter,
Mrs. Otto I.eycrs, who resides at
544 W 162nd. Street, New York 32,
N.Y., a son who resides at Hameau-
de-Poue, three brothers all residing
.on the French Part, three sisters
(two rcsidinr on the French Part
and one residing in Cuba) nine
grandchild-en and two great-grand-
children.
The deceased who lived a very re-
spectable and religious life was a
member of the Methodist Church and
a member of the Women League for
many years and those who were close
to her at the end felt sure that
she had rade peace with her God.
The funeral too place on Wednesday
April 11, at 4:30 p.m. The body
was taken from the house of mourn-
ing at Hameau-de-Poue to the Metho-
dist church at Marigot, where Rev.
Khan conducted a very solemn, touch-


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RULES OF BaSEB.LL


By: The St. Maarten Baseball -,sso.
BiLK
If there is a runner or runners, it is a bulk when
(a) The pitcher, while touching his plate, makes any motion naturally asB.
sociated with his pitch and fails to make such delivery;
(b) The pitcher, while touching his plate, feints a throw to first base 4
fails to complete the throw;
(c) The pitcher, while touching his plate:, fails to step directly toward
base before throwing to that base;
(d) The pitcher, while touching his plate, throws or feints a throw to a
unoccupied base, except for the purpose of making a play;
(e) The pitcher makes an illegal pitch;
(f) The pitcher delivers the ball to the batter while he is not gazing t*
batter; .
(g) The pitcher makes any motion naturally associated with his pitch whi
he is not touching the pitcher's plate; .
(h) The-pitcher unneccessarily delays the game;
(i) The pitcher, without having the ball, stands on or astride the pitoi,
plate or while off the plate, he feints a pitch;
(j) The pitcher, after coming to Set Position, removes one hand from the
Ball other than in an actual pitch, or throwing to a base;
(k) The pitcher, while, touching his plate, accidentally or intentionally
the ball)
(1) The pitcher, while giving an intentionally base on balls, pitches wt
the catcher is not in the catcher's box; w
(m) The pitcher delivers the pitch from Set Position without coming,to a&'
stop of one full second.
PENALTY The ball is dead and each runner shall advance one base wit
liability to be put out, UNLESS the batter reaches first on a hit, .aun
a base on balls, a hit batter or otherwise, and all runners advance at~
one base, in which case for the play.proceeds without reference..to-t
APPROVED RULING: ; runner who misses the first base to which he is
and who is called out on appeal shall be considered as having ada
base for the purpose of this rule;. ,

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ing and impressive ceremony In speaking about the christian life.
deceased had lived, the Rcv. IKhan made it known, that before her d
had given him an envelope with a certain amount of money; whichlzt
was to be used to assist any young man .or woman who was-interested
paring themself. o do christian work. F rom the Methodist 'aurchb
body was taken to the cemetery at Marigot.
The funeral procession was led by members of the Mothodist Women .M
from all over the island and the large crowd which attended the fimne1
bore witness of the high esteem in which the deceased was hold by this
munityy...
The Windward Islands' Opinion extends heartLfolt and christ&an sympal
to the bereave' relatives, and prays that God will give them strength
their hours of sadness,

JMUfcCJCMMMCjtJWWM.J4Ct








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11 becomes dead and runners advance one base,or return to their base,
t liability to be put out when -
pitched ball touches the batter, or his clothing, while in his legal
batting position; runners if forced, advance
.he plate umpire interferes with the catcher s throw attempting to pre-
vent a stolen base; runners return;
A balk is committed; runners advance;
A ball is illegally batted runners return;
A foul ball .is not caught; runners return. The umpire shall not Put tha2
b al l in play until all runners have retouched their bases,
Offensive interference is called; runners return;
A fair ball touches a runner or an umpire on fair territory before it
touches an infldlder including the pitcher, or touches an umpire before
:it has passed an infielder othther than the pitcher. NOTE: if a fair ball
goes through, or by, an infielder, and touches a runner immediately
Back of him, or touches a runner after being deflected by an infielder,
I the ball is in play and the umpire shall not declare the runner out. In
| making such decision the umpire must be convinced that the ball passed
through, or by, the infielder and that no other fielder had the chance
Sto make a play on the ball and the runners advance, if forced;
IA base coach intentionally interferes with a throwoniball; runners return;
-A pitched ball passes the catcher and lodges in the umpire s mask or
paraphernalia; runners advance;
Any legal pitch touches a runner trying to score; runners advance;


ISLAND COUNCIL MEETING

I A PUBLIC MEETING OF THE ISLAND COUNOF TOF THE ISLAND TERRITORY THE

IETHIERLANDES WINDWARD ISLANDS W1LS HELD LAST NIGHT, APRIL 13, 1962

SAT 8 p.m. IN THE P.1.I.A. HALL LT PHILIPSBURG.

IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF THIS NEWSPAPER WE SHALL GIVE FULL COVERAGE

OF THIS MEETING IN WHICH DEPUTY VINCENT LOPES OF ST. EUSTITIUS

"CORNERED" THE CHLIRMIN OF THE mEETING, THE LT. GOVERNOR J.J. A

BE"UJON, AND THEREBY EXPOSED A "CHEAP" WtTHEYMWOODLEY POLITICAL

STUNT.


.DEAR WINDWAIRD ISLANDERS, JUNE 4, 1962, D-DAY OF DELIVERANCE
S IS ONLY 51 SS AWAY. FPAR GOD AND HAVE NO OTHER FEAR -
HOLD ON KEEP YOUR GRIP IND VOTE FOR THE W.I.P.P. LET US
NEVER FORGET THAT IF WE ARE TO REALISE OUR HOPES, WE MUST
VOTE FOB H.I. L 0 P E S.
L 0 NG L IVE THE PD OPLE I !

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4% OPINION %  AljOR Kt LABOR AMHIA VISCIT 8 LOVB &TAB0 %  COHqu ~ THIHQS' Saturday April 14, 1962 Vol. 3No. 31 Price FIs. 0.25 REV. & MRS FRANK B. WILBY : i.



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% %  i %  ^ WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION S ..TtTiDAY APRIL 14. 1Q6P How workers,, from St. Maarten could not get work at the Airport How the Educational Bill for the Windward Islands was held up by^the D.P./p.P.A.-Gang How the Wathey gang in 12 years of governing had enriched themselves at the expense of the working people of St. Maarten. At about 9:30 p.m. after sitting in the Lido Bar all afternoon and evening Clem Labega first interred the meeting in a condition which was not becoming a member of the Island Council and Government official (jumping and hopping like a frog) He was followed by Claude Wathey who tried in vain to get those present to make a disorder by giving them the signal to booe,and shout. Those present however, found the meeting so interesting that with the exception of a handful (Dijkhoffz and a few other Wathey-agents, who made an attempt to follow the orders of their "boss", but who stopped when they discovered that they were the only ones making noi3e) none of the hundreds of people who were present paid any mind to this man who they now recognize for what he isi "An oppressor of the working people of St. Maarten." Clem .and Claude stayed at the meeting for about 15 minutes, and when Claude was leaving(at the same time when Er. Dr. De Costa Gomez was speaking) he gave the signal for his supporters to follow him, but again he failed, for /to his great surprise and astonishment only a few people left with him among whom were Mr3. Milton Peters, Mr. George Hally and of course Dijkhoffz. When Dijkhoffz got by the gate and saw that only a few persons had followed Claude : he returned and asked a few persons whom he though were afraid of Wathey to leave the meeting, they paid him no hood and one or two of them even told him "where to get off". The meeting ended at about 10:45 p.m. And at the end of the meeting many persons went to the rostrum to greet Doctoor and Jackie .Voges as well as to shake hands with Wallace Peterson, Gigi Fleming, Eric (Blng) Jones, Elias Richardson, Louis Guy, Jas (Courage) Labc-ga-Bryan and Jose Lake, and to congratulate them on the wonderful and enlightening, manner in which the meeting was conducted. On Thursday Jackie Voges, accompanied by Gigi Fleming and Elias Richardson went to St. Eustatius, Doctoor was unable to make the trip due to a cold. They returned from St. Eustatius on Saturday morning, very pleased and satisfied with the political situation there. On Monday April 2, Doctoor and Jackie left by K.L.M. for Curacao, thus ending a successful visit to the Windward Islands, 4HHHHHHttH>*IHHHHMHHHHi LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Not the responsibility of the Ed.) Dear Mr. Lake; Please allow me space in your well read paper for the following! A relative of mine while passing the street a few days ago overheard ATTENTION!21 MR. LEON CHANCE OF GRAND CASE KIND-J LY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND A G R A N D COCK-F I G H T TO BE HELD ON EASTER-MONDAY APRIL 23, 1962 AT THE COCONUT GROVE COME AND SPEND AN ENJOYABLE DAY ^ T THE GROVE



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WINDW..RD ISLANDS 1 OPINION SATURDAY APRIL 14. 1962 a conversation between Mr, Levcnstone and (as he was speaking about Jim (A rthur) I presumed it was Anslljn's lady friend tie was talking to. He was tolling this lady that after his and Jim's trip from St, Maarten, (as I %  would call it, Se.ba's dovmfall trip, because instead of increasing Sa/ba's budget it decreases yearly, and yet he is always brassing about the money pouring in), they have to start putting a little prescure on the government's employees and labourers. He even sent further to say about putting screws on the people, I am wondering if Jim is going to use the same screws he used on Levcnstone in the Island Council netting at Saba on the 10th, of January this year, be-* causethose were screws that can never be unscrewed, those screws c caused Mr, Levcnstone many a sleepless nights and in th e future will cause Arthur manya sleepless night also, because it has been openly spoken that Mathew says, while he is campaigning for the Democrats he is at the. same time campaigning against the two .Jislijn brothers. Fellow Sabians who arc being threatened, don't let threats change your minds, the more they threaten you, the harder you must stand behind our courageous and honourable Mr, Henry Every, son of Saba's soil, and in so doing you will be doing the best for your island, When a man starts talking about screws and pressure he is thinking about the communist rules that aroused in Cuba and the other communist countries, Ho in himself is thinking of dictatorship, because only in countries where dictators rule are pressure and might used. But not in a free democratic Island wherewe should be living, but these people are daily trying to bring us dictatorship. What kind of pressure can Levcnstone use? The pressure of his tongue?? Because I shall be greatly surprised, in our. honourable Administrator, if he in any way should assist Levcnstone in using pressure on our honest and. hard working labourers who work hard, daily for their earnings and for the benefit of the Island they love so well. Instead of being pressurized they should be respected and cherished for those arc theones we are depending on to help us make Saba a better Saba for us all to live in and to rid us from the yoke of dictatorship and oppression. Our people are ready to suffer death to end corruption. No screws will be too tight for us to bear. I am one of those whom screws might be applied to, 3ut they can even use Jack-screws and my mind will still never change. I shall be walking the street a little oftener myself,-because, I might hear something more which they might be planning for our people. They can call mc what they like but my mind has already been made up for Mr, Every, and for Mr. Every I shall vote on the 4th; of June 1962. .aid before ending I shall make an appeal to all the labourers of St, Maarten and St. Eustatius that on election day you must all support the W.I.P.P. A list of candidates of which we all can feel-proud. Ishall be back again incase Mr, Levenstone try any stunt with his screws, and pressure. A voter f rom the Bottom, H-M ?: 8 wirflx # wit Dear Mr, Editorj Should space permit, please publish this appeal to ^.he people of Statia from their so\i who is always thoughtful of their welfare: My dear country people (Statians) it is indeed with great dissatisfaction that I read of the reception (though small) given to the wicked gangsters that are only remembering poor Statia around election time, but my dear and beloved people, • please do not be fooled, vote for the W.I.P.P. The Hills from Venus to Whitewall have suffered due to lack of direct



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION 10 SATURDAY APRIL 14, 1962. DEAD B.iLL: The ball becomes dead and runners advance one base,or return to their base, without liability to be put out when (a) A pitched ball touches the batter, or his clothing, while in his legal batting position; runners if forced, advances I*J (b) The plate umpire interferes with the catcher's throw attempting to prevent a stolen base; runners return;


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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY APRIL 14, 1962 %  V in Guadeloupe. Sometime ago a serious accident took place at Gra.nd Case. The injured youth was rushed to the hospital in Marigot There was no doctor(Dr. Petit was in Guadeloupe) After staying in.the hospital at Marigot for sometime without a doctor, he was brought to the hispital in Philipsburg. This youth died a few days later as a result of the accident. Sometime after this, it is reported that a child took sick at Grand Case, when it was ruch to Marigot there was no doctor (Dr. Petit was in Guadeloupe) The child was lor ought to Philipsburg, and had to be operated on immediately. Earlier this week a lady took sick at French Quarter, and had to be rushed to the St. Rose Hospital in Philipsburg because Dr. Petit was in Guadeloupe Some people make jokes about this sad state of affair, and say tha.t Dr. Petit has a medicine which is called: "Keep well, by Dr. Petit", and that before leaving for Guadeloupe he gives this dedicine to the people of French St. Martin. We however, do not consider this a joking; matter, because we can never joke about the suffering of our fellow man. AVAILA3E IN ST. MAARTEN AT L.ST THE WORLD FAMOUS AVON COSMETICS 90 DIFFERENT PRODUCTS FOR LADIES & MEN BECAUSE YOU DESERVE THE BEST, GET YOUR SUPPLY OF A V 0 N NOW I OUR STOCK IS LIMITED. AGENT: E.C. DAAL Philipsburg St. Maarten, N.A. We feel that something should and must be done to correct this situation, because, like in most other • cases on our beautiful little island, it is the working man, and the working man only who suffers; those with the means, can easily fly to Curacao, Puerto Rico or even the U.S.A. for medical atten••: tion, but the working man and his family are forced to "grin and bear it". a mtmHunt M %  %  in mm %  MR. DR. DE'COSTA GOMEZ VISIT TO WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 GREAT SUCCESS (Continued from our last issue) On Tuesday March 27, at about 11 o'clock in the morning Doctoor accompanied by Jackie Voges, Henry Every, Mrs. Jas (Courage) LabegaBryaii, Mr. Calvin Holm and Mr. and Jose Lake, Sr. left the Fort Bay for St. Maarten. A large crowd of Sabians were at the Bay to say adieu to all those who were leaving in general, but in particular they had come to take leave of their former Administrator, the first Sabian ever to fill the function of Administrator of Saba, a young man of courage and determination, who by his honesty, straight-forwardness and love for Saba, has become to Saba and Sabians the very symbol of clean administration. The group arrived at St. Maarten about 1:30 p.m. The following night a political, meeting was held at the Oranjeschool yard in Philipsburg by the W.I.P.P. This meeting was attended by hundreds of people from all over the island. The people listened attentively as the various speakers explained the issues of the campaign and pointed out the injustice of the starvation-wages" explained how Milton Peters was attempting to take the people of Cole-bay for a ride'



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WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 OPINION SATURDAY APRIL 14, 1962 THE WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 OPINION Is published every Saturday It tag established by J.H. Lake, Sr. On July 1, 1959* as a means of helping to improve the social, economical, educational and political conditions of the .Windward Islands by advocating against the cause of injustice and oppression. only to her husband, but to the entire Methodist community here, left for England on Monday April 2, due to ill health. The Windward Islands' Opinion takes this opportunity to say farewell to Rev. and Mrs. Frank B. Wilby, and wishes them "God's speed". EDITOR DUTCH SECTION; '.H. Lake, Sr. '.0. box .22, Philipsburg, 3t. Maarten, N.A. EDITOR FRENCH SECTION; s, B. Morales irigot, ft. Martin, '.W.I. •inters: The People's Printery Backst reet Philipsburg. —.— i ——— AREWELL TO REV. AND MRS. FRANK B. WILBY On Tuesday April 3, Rev. Frank B. filby left our shores for St. Eustaiius. Rev. Wilby came to the island in L958, and has been superintendent of Ithe Methodist Church here ever since. In his early sixties, Rev. Wilby es highly respected and esteemed in sur community, for his devotion to lis duty Having spent most of his ninistry in the West Indies (he served (in St, Vincent, Barbados, British Honduras and other islands of the IWe.t Indies) he was able to understand our way of thinking, and was always ready in his paternal and sympathetic manner to give a good advice "here" and lend a helping hand "there". His geacious, devoted and kindhearted wife who was a credit not MISS 4MHHHHHHHHMHHHHHI JOY ARNELL HOSPITALIZED Miss Joy Arnell was taken to the St. Rose Hospital in Philipsburg earlier this week, and according to reports her condition was serious. Miss Arnell is the Secretary of the Lt. Governor and daughter of Mr. Lexy Arnell, Foreman of the Public works. At press time her condition was a little improved. We hope that Miss Arnell will continue to improve, and that in due time she will be released from the hospital and back on her job,


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comha\i given him an envelope wnfa" ce^ln £S ^ bGfor \ h ^ death she wasto be used to assist any ye5n£ S£ Sr !" £S w? maDQ Ji W hlch ShG said paring themself £ 0 do christi^n^ % woman h wa9 interested in prebody Sas taken tStK SSt^rSErtirtMethodist Shurch thS fro T m 6 ali ne over SUSS and t'he 5 *) !" ofthe Methodist Women League bore witness of ?hehSh esteem in SSL^T ^ a J tended the funeral munity,,. 6 csteom in which the deceased was held by this col their hours of sadness. P y God Wil1 glve them strength in ; "HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHW RULES OF gmU By: The St. Maarten Baseball ABBO. (a^Th^^L* rU ^? r + r r S? nsrs ^ is a bulk when I ^H^^?^^^•'=^^^ la,, naturally a3 -' c S^^^'tSt^^SIt^^' f alls t0 tep airo ^ to ^ a SSiS? £ w^ ayfc*s sss r P ar *~ t ?' T J> pitcher makes an illegal pitch; ba?te" ter d llTCrS th6 tel1 t0 tte batter whils h 13 not Sazing the ?< iu e P ^ C u er njo^pUy dolays the game; ^p^^L^eI' te he^At 8 St a^tc% r ~ ~'" fijg* while S^dJ^u^SnfaLVo^nLnticnall, dro ps £ calcger^^otlnMfJatcS^f S^ 0nally b Be ^ s > •><*• when


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WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 OPINT ON £ representation. We the people of Statla though far from thee, never, never will forget thee, Static our native land. We long to return to an industrilizcd Statia; we pray for better education for our children born and unborn. Our party the W.I.P.p. has been organized for the social, cultural, spiritual and educational upliftment of the general community, especially the Windward Islands, and such'things can only be achieved by voting for the W.I.P.p. Contrary to the nasty propaganda hurled against us, our interest is W.I. interest; Bo ever mindful, a house divided against itself, is bound to fall; so with that red pencil, let us all prove the saying* The pen is mightier than the sword", -11 kinds of bribes will be offered, try and overcome temptation, but vote for the W.I.p.P. Remember Statia has suffered for 3 long years P L S A S E stick togchter for ai least 2 short months. They are responsible for the keep back of the pumice industry. W.C. has boasted many times that Statia will be brought to her knees, but we can exalt ourselves by unitin* under the oanner of the W.I.P.p. Remember toe story of the dog and the shadow. The W.I.P.P. is your party, organised for and by Windward Islanders only, educate the youth, for they are the leaders of tomorrow. The W.I.P.p. promises better schools, and industries. Let always remember that; "Anything worth having, is worth fighting for." So join with your fellow Statiars. and Vote W.I.p.p. LONG LIVE TEE PEOPLE ii true and thoughful son of Statia R.H. Murray 4HHHHH-H4HHMHHHt*****4H* SATUPJSY .IPRIL i4 t IQ^P SPORTS CRICKET Cricketers of the island are now busy practicing, and a team is besclectod to make a trip to St" Croix. If all goes according to plans a group of cricketers from this island (French and Dutch parts) will leave here soon to play a series of matches against St. Croix during the Easter week-end. Popular and well-known cricketers Louis Brook and Sam Eazel are handling things from this end for the tour. We hope that this tour will come off, and if it dees, we wish our ooys success in St. Croix, BASES A L T, CATSRPILIARS DE7K.T TU3CRG A good crowd witnessed the Caterpillars defeat Tuborg 11-6 at the Sport-field in Cul-dc-3ac on Saturday last. Tuborg scored 1 in the first, 2 in the third, 1 in the fifth, 1 in the sixth and 1 in the seventh inning. Caterpillars scored: 3 in the first, ^ in the second, 2 in the third, 1 in the seventh and 2 in the eighth inning. The winning pitcher was, D, Canncgieter and the losing pitcher was W. Vrolijk. ft K.L.II. DEFEATS CARIBAIR 11-7 A large crowd was on hand to see the game between II.L.M, of Cul-deSac and Caribair of Haricot which took place at the Sport-field at Cul-dc-Sac on Sunday last. With the score 6 2 in favour of Caribair in the fifth inning, things looked pretty bad for the boys from Cul-de-Sac. But in the sixth C. Hazel opened a ralley and before the inning was closed IC.L.M. had


AMOR It LABOR AUMIA VII "LOVE 4-TaBOU1* COHQU ^LL THIMOS*
Saturday April 14, 1962
Vol. 3- No. 31
Price FIs. 9.25
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WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 OPINION 8 SATURDAY APRIL 14 t 1962 scored 3 runs, In the seventh. K.L.M. continued their hitting sprie by adding 5 more runs tc the score-board and in the eighth they scored 1. Carlbalr on the other hand against the "fireball" pitching of H. (Tampico) Scott who had relieved E, Philips, found themselves in 3erlous trouble and was only able to score 1 run in the last four innings of the match. The game which was an interesting and exciting one ended in an 11 7 victory for K.L.M. The winning pitcher was K. Scott and the losing pitcher was Jolie Daniel. The condition of this damaged windmill is such, that it may collapse at any moment and injure or oven kill someone (the people of Lower Princes Quarter are forced to draw water from this well for their animals and other purpose). In the name" of 'the people of this district we call upon the Lt'. Governor Mr. J.J. Beaujon to do something about this hazardous condition before it is too late. OBITUARY