Windward Islands' opinion

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Title:
Windward Islands' opinion
Physical Description:
v. : ; 31 cm.
Language:
English
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Place of Publication:
Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles
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Frequency:
weekly
completely irregular

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Genre:
periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation:
v. 1- July 1, 1959-

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University of Florida
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The 28-year-old enneth Caines, of St. Eustatius, died on the spo$
blncwV wi6h he received in his neck iith a hatchet, from hia 29-yoiw
Beatrice Caine., born Artm of Marigot, St. Martin.
Thwettagic incident took place at thdir home in iieso Heights, SiNe
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According to reports the deceased and his wife who had been mawuI-
wd a half yeaos, bad had several quarrels during that time,"and.
left his 8ometilbe ago' She was persuaded tc return to him, hut thew liJ
to be oMe of comgtawt bickering.
According to tjw wife's statement, who reported the mtter to
and Wb* b.- bmee 4aipd. b~y the police, her husbandd, first
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Saturday It was
by J.H8 Lake,Sr. on July 1,
as a means of helping to improve
!social, economic, e ucational and
litical conditions of the Windward Is-
9pa by advocating against the cause of
justice and oppression.


DUTCE SECTION:


B, Lake Sr.
0. Box 22,
ilipsburg,
. Maarten, N.A.


ITOi XENBCE SjJCTIOjN

f. B. Morales,
Origot,.
4. Martin,
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l"aters: The people's Printery
Tamarindesteeg N* 8
SPhilipsburg


EDIT TRIALS

jI many ways the Authorities ar trying
lo a good job of keeping the island
And with this in mind a modern
e truck was ordered sometime ago.
t we have observed that certain a-
are .neglected. One such area is "
the-water", where the garbage is
r collected by the garbage truck.
fact has been called'to our at-
ten by one of our readers from this
I and we have made a spot check
imreand it to be true.
Should like to ask the Authorities;
.am't the garbage collected "Over-
ter"? Has this been an oversight
.part of someone?
r the reasons maybe for not
g garbage in this area, we
t those responsible, will check
Smatter and have the garbage
aIllect the garbage from this a-
Vegular intervals.


la The Right Direction.


Cancil in our opinion
l step in the right
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For sometime now
(male) have been
way they dress a
classroom, and
has deteriorated to
level It was a coatons=a to s
school teacher sitting in font of a eoass
.in any type of clothing (rainbow coloit
shirts, shirt-tail out of pants, sandals
on his felt etc.,) One may argue that the
clothes does not make a man. But, can any-
one deny that being properly dressed, ;is
one of the marks of good breeding? Ah&d
can a teacher who appears infront of the
classroom in ... rainbow colour shirts,
shirt-tail out of his pants, sandals bn
his feet etc., be a good example to our
youths?
In order to correct this undesirable
condition the Executive Council has is-
sued a directive, requesting all teachers
to appear infront of the classroom dress-
ed in long-sleeve shirts and ties with
shoes and not sandals on their feet.
We understand that $ii: teachers have
-ben "kickiftn" about this directive, but
we feel that this is a step in the right
direction on the part of the Executive
Council.
It is our opinion that, another step in
the right direction would be, to have all
school children Lressed in a school uniform.

Why Has The Street Light Been itemoved From
Lower Cole Bay?

On December 18, 1963, when the "lights"
went on in Lower Cole Bay, this area was
provided with one single street light. The
people livin in this area was happy with
it anr felt that in due time the area would
have been provided with more street lights,
since. the whole of Upper Cole Bay (From
the foot of tLe hill down to the Methodist
Church) has street lights.
To the surprise and astonishment of the
people of Lower Cole Bay instead of get-
ting more stre-t lights in their area, the
one which was there has recently been re-
moved.
The people of this area are very indig-
nant about this, and have asked us:"WHY
HAS TZ STh.EI-T LIGHT IN THIS AREA BIi3J RE-
MOVED, ViI-ILE T. 1iBHOIL OF UPPER COLE BAY
ELS STECIT LIGHTS?"
tle do not know the answer. Will someone
in Authority kindly answer it for them?


SISTERS CLASH OVf1 VISITING TMINIDADIAN
Tamarindesteeg in Philipsburg was the
scene of much excitement on Thursday af-
ternoon, as two sister clashed because of
jealousy over a visiting Trtadigd .
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cided to "take-over" the younger sister
alsoV. '.... ..
On Thursday afteribon abbout s.ix"o' .-
clock after allegedly sefding,.thp .bei-
ter part of the afternoon oUt with the'
younger sister'- "sweet-m n lt d th ''
younger sister stopped' inat"'tiariiade-
Ateeg where the elder sister' 1fes'
"sweet"oan" was not sati sied:with spend-r
ing thedbetter part 6f the'Afternoon out;
but decided to tdke a wall upthe street
with "little sister"
This was too much for "big"sister" to
stomack and; pooeef. She took-off call-
ing"little sister" all the names in the
book, and who blows didn't share is
still a mystery td those who was around.
When the "heat" cooled off, "sweet-man"
remarked: "It is one thing I have to ad-
mi't, "big-sister" ban really do a-good


INARUIA
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publishing.
Newspaper


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Delay. In Steel.)elivery Hol
struction O0~ Bridge At Break

We were informed. by a :reliable
that work on..te. cpnstructies of a
bridge" at "Break-water" has been
up because. oia.: Aelay in the .el4" '
the.steel which ha. been ordeaWt E |
purpose. .. "
As soon as the steel hastbeenare.ew
from Belgium, work on the new bridge
start.
In the meantime we strongly advise
motorists not to use the ol_ b ri ja.g
der no circumstances since we con-
sider it a safety hazard.-::1- .

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ND~JW ISLhNDS' OPINION SU3J~Y ~ 11, 1964


The Editorial Staff of this newly es-
tablished newspaper which is well writ4
Sten consists of the following persons:
SJ.F. York, A.I. Heyliger, R. St. C. Nic-
holson, R.H. Murray, R.A. Hodge, 3.T.
1 BHodge.
SThe Windward Islands' Opinion congratu-
Slates those young Windward Islanders for
establishin, "The Sun" and wishes' them
much success in this noble venture.



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S(Not th2 respcn-'
Ssibility of: the
Editor)
STA MLa.RTEN
More Comments on
I he Christmasplay


By: An observer


IMainstreet -


Although the -General mere
Commentator L.J.,
of Marigot, St. Groceries H
Martin, .. F. ,.in
youi'issue of cles Bycicl
SJanuary 4, 1964
deserves commend- Cosmetics S
able credit for
thbe 'ommqnts he Ladies, Gents
ade' about the
SChristmasplay, wea r.
. which too': place
Sat Saunder's
l tate, a't Cul-4e4 COLD STOPJGE AND F]
SSac, the tDutch
j:part of St. Maaar-
ten, I am of the Prop. J.P
.pinion that even
though his corm-
t might
been meant to be constructive criti-
yet on the ,other hand, he seemed
.ha vp made a few errors, that can be re-
ed to merely as criticism'
december 23rd. 1963 when the first
bimas play took place, were you resid-
Oeh'St. Martin?
might be that you might have been
or off the Island. For your int
Jon t am indeed glad you have rais-
questiont comments on the Christ-
j although some of the same fea-
....eriticised were used, and were


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unanimously accepted by the crowd; con-
vinces me that you agreed with 1962
Committee for having rendered such a
wonderful play.
Think of yourself as a native of St.
liartin, wanting really tc share your i-
deas with your fellow Islanders, you
could have come along, and co-dperated
with the Committee which.as a result
would have been more benefitial.
In conclusion I hope you'll make an
effort to voicezyour opinion, and offer
__ a helping hand
if the event
should take place
in 1964.
tn making this
appeal to:the
DING C1OMPANY Cbmmittee and -my
fellow Islanders,
to try and support
Philipsburg cultural organiza-
tions. I am cer-
tain that any in-
andise- telligent person
would help build
usehold arti- organizations as t
Methodist Youth-
s Hardware Club, the O.B.I.
LA, the P.bi.I.A.
itoases and any other of
its kind.
& Children Thanks to the
Commentator for
having made his
most critical and
constructive cri-
SH VEGETYIBLES ticisms.
I'm certain that
readers will appre
CONFER ciate, any comment
that would be made
by members of the


Committee.


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A NE"'SI._PER AND ITS D TIES

By: L.J. Marigot, St. Martin

A newspaper is a paper published per-
iodically containing the most important
and recent available reports of events;
living in this modern community where
events occur locally and siaiat te a.
rise internationally thres.


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SWINDI'.J) ~ISLNDS' OPINION


S..TU.D.-Y JJI. 11, 1964


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SATUIUaY JANII 11 NMW


BA. ]iD
White Bread
Hole Wheat Bread
Rye Bread
Sandwich or Hamburger Buns
Ueane or Hot-dog Buns
Dinner Rolls
Brown-n-serve Rolls


HO LSU1L

& CAKE
Yellow Coconut Cake
Yellow Orange Cake
Yellow Chocolate Cake
Banana Cake
Cherry Cake
Boston Pineapple Cake
Raspberry Filled Jelly Rolls
Pound Cakes, various assortments
PIES


SEALTEST ICECRiAM


Icecream sandwiches Toffee krunch bars
Icecream bars Deluxe fudgesicles
Flavcurs: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strewberry, Butter
almond, Cherry vanilla, Vanilla fudge, Neapolitan,
Coffee, Cherry nugget, Vanilla orange,

ALSO DIETETIC IC"C!UA.
ICECR3.AI stocked in 3-onz. to 2 1/2-gallon containers
C A N D I ES In Various asscrtments
AT


Frontstreet


FRO STOI S SHOP


OR

FRO S TON S SHOP


Philipsburg


Close to Uharf


ty of having a wellread, unbiased, truth-
filled paper that would inform the masses
of the country of the present conditions
in their immediate vicinity, and in the
world at large,
The function of the newspaper is meanly
informative; among the many classes of in-
formation that it encircles are primarily
the local news which are in effect of major
importance to the local population in ac-
quainting them with unalloyed news of the
social, economic, cultural educational,
civil, political, religious, and circular
events and conditions that are existing;
thest sub-topics are also dealt with on the
international scale.
SThe newspaper should therefore be aware


of the fact that she is an important 4
gan in the public's estimation, ni kH
to be careful in publishing the crysk
truth; she can comment on present qil
tion with a sensible treatment wit
catering with an intention to 'ha m '
scandalize the actual situation so.
the position of the newspaper mar
looked down at by the keenersight
who are very scrupulous in these
at this point the newspaper wu
for a good, but would be ii
or some institution in soomtS.
papers are also culpable o
politics and publishing
sooner or later can be
existence of the news A


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I WINDWARD ISLaNDS' OPINION 6 SATUiJLY J1N. 11, 1964


Shave been charged for 'Libel', an' their duties hava come to a definite standstill be-
:____ cause they have published
some news that was injurious
or false of soue institution
: or person.
The editorial staff and
.l numamagement of a newspaper must
-I DE ND. be aware therefore of the se-
rious responsibility that de-
colves upon their shoulders;
.- -cognizant of th,At fact they
should scrutinize every bit
S L of information tiet leaves
their presses so ti .t their
position would not be jeopar-
dized in the long run; after
They have become aware of the
power of the Press, they should
thrive to use this potency in
the ri ht dir action so that
the reading public Wculd be
benefit ted thereby.
A few popular newspapers on
an international scale are
The London Times, the New York
Daily News, the Dallas TiJes,
And loo at all you get: 4-door convenience, 4 Herald, Canada's Daily Colonist
speed transmission, eater, defroster, automatic
ce, electric windshield wipers, and reettable and Ottawa's Jounal, Paris
daily mileage indicator...all standard equipment! Le -;onde, hoscow's Pravda
And SIMCA delivers gasoline mileage that can and others; to us in the 'lest
i ve you hundreds ofdolars a year. What's more, Indies are the Trinidad Guard-
SIMCA's handling qualities are superb, because ian, te ijucrto lico's Imp rci,
Ce perfect balance, through front-engine desi-n.
STuring is ay, and parking's a snap. Parts and the Barbados Advocate, the
madie? Anywhere Come infor a test drive soon. British Guiana's Chronicle and
Sso on; French St. i artiners
are acquainted with Guadeloupe's
p La Clarte etc., and in Martini-
que there is La Justice.
I On a local scale French and
Lutch St. Martiners enjoy the
W.,,BOEDIE" DE WEEVER beneficial elements of their
hebdouadal newspaper, the
MAINSTREET PHILIPSBURG ST. MAARTEN indward Islands' Opinion,
Windward Islands' Opinion,
which las contributed inriensely
to the lives of its people since
its beginning date, July 1,
.,1.959 until the. present time, and this paper shall continue to hold up its aim which is.
"as a means of helping t6 improve the social, economic, educational and political con-
4$tion of the Windward Islands by advocating against the cause of injustice and.oppress-

-*le attempts have been uade to envolve this newspaper in judiciary complications,
It they have all failed; one pseudo attempt has been made to annihilate the Editor
a distinguished political leader as has been informed by the writer of this article
said Editor, but these have 'all been futile in their essays to eliminate the truth
been published; Franco-Dutch government officials have been involved in their at-
at suppressing the publication of this newspaper, but the Windward Islands' Opinion
continuing to survive under the dauntless, astute, ingenious editorship of Mr.






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Dear readers, people in the outside world
are supporting their local newspaper, we
here in St. Martin must do our part in con-
tributing to the success of our newspaper
so that we will be abreast with our world,
and we will be assisting in maintaining the
Liberty of the Press.


NEP YE :' .JESS,.GE TO OUI GOVi.UN NT AND Pi0-
PLE
By.; A. Th. Illidge

We are indeed thankful that we have been
speared to make another mile stone in this
our transitory span through to merit or our
own. But by the grace of God, it is then
therefore fitting, that we rededicate our-
selves anew to God in love and loyalty -
this year 1964. i.shing you all .a happy anf"
c prosperous New Year, I now wish both the
French and Dutch Government a happy conti-
nuation of abinistrction.
And now to our Island Governmcnt, after
having been instrumental in the laying of
the foundation and first corner stone in the
August temple of our Independence. Today as
we look around we certainly can appreciate
what has been accomplished in the fourteen
years of our Self Government, Great im-
provements have been made, in every field
of humn endcvour, expjcinlly in promoting
as an abject of prinery importance, institu-
tions for the general defusion of knowledge,
for the children. In proportion as the struc-
ture of a Governient gives force tc public
centiuent,'it is essential, that public o-
pinion should be enlightened. An iui'nnent
English jurist says, that 'centiuent 'is more
powerful than law, for .law is the expression
of sentiment. And can not be inforced with-
out its support.' Adistinguished French critic
in writing the history of a National litera-
turtoss.that their otiv- rnt n history
Is o e ugn in human entiment.
We have just had the Christmas play, of
which I regret I was unable to attend .a
gate keeper, due to a fall I got a little
before. But how proud I was to listen to the
public centipent. It is evidently convinci-
ble, the most enduring monument is that.
which has been created in the minds of our
people. Let us all hope for a yearly conti-
nuation of the play.
Honoured.Sirs,:I wish you all a happy con-
tinuation 9f A inistration. An4 console ,


yourselves: with the fact. that: no:
rent is free from mistakes. ista
errors of judgement and not of in
We often act'according to our beast
knowledge which often fall abort'of:
proposition in question. So leave
comparisons to history. Being recepq
to the various governments of the
I would like to examine.the greatest
cause for errors in the governments
the world Julius Caesar, the great'
Roman General anc Statesman, 44 BC
Says in deliberating on dubious otJ
To be influence neither by hatred,
fection,nnw anger, nor pity; The ai
when such obstructs its view, cd a (l
easily see what is right. Nor has
human being consulted at the same
his passions and his interests
the uind is' fully exerted its reaa
is sound, ;n. it is right hire All
riist..kt.s r.re mde in life.
Honuured Sirs, continue to build
tL, foundation which may soue day .
to th, high haturenmark, andM ty ty '
Guardian Angel of The Island of St.'
Ma-rten, French and Dutch, guide aL
rect all your Councils, in the int*i|
and welfare of the people,

And now to the people of St. Maar
Experience has shown that nore thaJw|
thirds of us are still slumbering is
a athy. It is you the people that
public continent more powerful th! r
Do you know it? And law cannot,be. l
forced without its support. Fellow'
zens of St. Maa.rten, we.are cov.li
in the 20th. century, 'and noiin '
1Ith. Wake up I And think for y
selves, learn your power of the
by thinking and power of action
You must become receptive to the
that the interlectual developeal
,huian race to'ay, has been sudd
ed to a higher plane than that
fathers and .randfathers --And W*J
on the brink of a mighty revolu
human thinking. An intelligent- J
tion is an asset to a govemea
ignorance is a liability and .a
Fellow citizens, nature end6*s9
birth with the instinctive dt
liberty and truth. But, whe
of negligence, or becau.ir f b
nation inherent in humity,
some what under bond,
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D ELu ISLANDS' OPI N


TAS URDAY JAN. 1 1






SATUNDAY JAN. 11, 1-64-- -.


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FO R S'A L E

L- 'Double bed
1- Single. bed
1- Dining-room set
1- Living-room set
1-Gas-stove
Glass wares, silvers,
dishes and many other
household articles.
1- Scooter in good con-
ditiona
For information contact:
Mrs. van Yperen at Point
Blanche, between the hours
of 9 a.m& to nooi and af-
S. ter 6 o'clock in the even-
ing. .


FOR RENT

One 6-room concrete house,
with all modern facilities,
porch and spacious yard,
situated'at Upper Prince's
Quarter.
Owner: Don Christian
San Nicolas,
Aruba.
In St. Maarten, apply to:
J. "Chick" ,irrindell



ps by the tradition of slaver
many of us are still suffering
I slavery. So many of us don't
bpre oxium of God treating man eq
"eafit of those who don't beli
ltke it more plain, a wise per
~p. himself every bit of the f
foolish one contaigq, plus
ats and characteristics of 1
t, his follishness is held i
tien, and instead of enern
t: by caprise, it is control
SEvidently ignorance is

ps te.e an asset t
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U.S. NAVAL SHIP TO VISIT ISLAND :

The UnitediStates Naval Ship ti1S23 Sa Lion:
is expected:to make an operational visit'to ti ie
Isl..nd on January 25 and 26.' ,



TWO PILjTS iFFOINTEoD FOR NT PIL

Two pilots have been appointed to handle ships
at th. new pier at Point Blanche when it is com-
pleted; they are D.J. Molanus a d4 J;P .Craane.
Mr. Molanus is a veteran seaman, with many years
of experience1 He is a licenced captain, and a
retired pilot of Curacao. He came to the island
sometime ago as an employee of Van Der Kwast Con-
struction Company.
Mr. Craane is a native of Bonaire, who came to
island in 1958 He was the captain of the "Blue
Peter for many ye :rs, in.recent time ,,he has been
captain of the Hertha and at present he. is captain
of the tug boat. ,,
Ue congratulate Mr. Molanus and Mr. Craane on
their appointment and wish them much success.

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PTIND'. 2RD. ISL.IUNIJ S AT ARHUB TO BE BRBIEF"D, ON .
ST. MboTIJ n FOODS INC .

From a reliable source we learned that ~ar. J.
Thompson, President of the N.W.I.W.A. of San
Nicolas, Aruba, had scheduled a meeting at the
association's Club, at San Nicolas, for Jdnuary.I
11. This meeting was scheduled for Windwardi s-
landers to be briefed on the St. Maarten Fdods f
Inc. (Supdr-barket)' by one of 'its 'fo6udrs,
Mr. N.C. 'Uathey.'" "
y. Due to the fact that Mr. Waftey had 'to
ig from make a business trip to San Juan, Puerto
t believe 'Rico, around this same time the meeting
iual. For had to be postponed for about a week.
Leve -I
rson con- ., ;: 4'++++++++ :. i; '
foclish-
s the PRILIPSBUiG THRA~FC TO BEI C-I G ; .i;
the wise
in check We were informed by a reliable source
py being that the Executive "Counoil. plans :to a '
lied by nit a new traffic law Ito' the Islandoueil
the only to change the .trAific 'in Phi'lipasbatig
soon as the new 'pier at Point Ma~n a 1-f
.q to completed. i J'
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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION


the Backstreet and cars coming from the
new pier would have to pass dcwn the 'Baok-
street,
According to the new traffic law motor-
ists will enter Philipsburg via the Back-
street and leave via the Frontstreet and
cars touristss) coming from the new pier
would have to pass down the Frontstreet.


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D.C. MATIHE ON VISIT


Mr. D.C. Mathew member of the Staten of
the Netherlands Antilles arrived here on
an official visit by K.L.M. on Tuesday,
January 7, he was accompanied by his wife.
This may be Mr. Mathew's last rrip to the
Windward Islands as a member of the Staten,
since it is expected that he will resign
from the Staten sometime in the near fu-
ture to becote a Deputy 'of Aruba,
.'e welcome Mr. Mathew and wish both he and
his wife an eij6yable stay,


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IHILI:-SBURG UTILITIES CO. TO OPEN SERVICE
DEPARTMENT.

According to information from a reliable
source the Philipsburg Utilities Co., will
soon open a Service'Department at it's store
in.Philipsburg.
S'The new Service Department which is a real
need ib the community, kill repair and ser-
viie radios, televisions, and all other
electrical appliances.
The emphasis, however will be on the re-
pairing and servicing of all Philips pro-
ducts and special testing and other equip-
ment for this purpose have already been
ordered.
If all goes according to plans .the new
Department should be opened around the
middlee' of next month,


FO.,RE IG N NEWS IN B R1 EF

President Johnson To Cut Defense Spending


weapon production, closing .*Id
plants. and waring on fat
where. The government still~
operating in the red, but
be slashed-to half.:
In his first State of The U2it
President Johnson also to14
the budget h- will sumciit .
call for a 1 billion dollars
program to give a fair chb
of Auericans now dwelling |,
skirts of hope. The Presiust
nounced a heavy cut-back i.: the.-
of Atonic explosive and cal. a
do the sane. He said it was ne
stockpile more such weapons t*p
ed, because to do so would only
tive and wasteful. There areW
handss of nuclear weapons now in
stockpile. He said the bm ~it
months starting July 1, w d
'Ytiit by 50 %, front the ear~ent
to 4,9 billion.
In the legislative field the Pdi
renewed his appeal for such Kared
son programs as the 11 billion del-
cut, to keep the country ~stugt h
-cnd a civil right bill tc balt al
discrimination as far as the elC
will run.
He drew one of the most vigoreo
of. aplauds from the Laumdrs aeb
spectators when he appeal for. j
passage of the civil ritg4~pWrgwAl
Said Johnson: "If Amerii'r- 'i4
can stand side by side in Berlrlthi
Vietnam and if they can die sid ea
Berlin and South Vietnam a d itif
die side by side in Korea,
'They can work and eat an& tw
site in their own home cBts.
most .enthusiastic reuspBn WMWa
down a ten point program to ia
safe. lie said: "'ie shall mi
aggressors nor tolerate a e b 0
Swe intend to bury no UOi A' .
tend to be buried," said
Congressional DemocratWOW*
dent's budgetary plan, -
crats disabsoeiated the
civil ri.lhts appeal. '


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$:E.la very good friend. "President Johnson"
id. Truman, "would probably take a sort
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i id to Britian in various parts of the
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-NITEt Ni..TIINS: New York:- Indonesia on
.ie."desday accused Grecat Britain and Malay-
1 #ia of nuuai'ous air and ground violation
if Indonesian territory.
Indbnesia also denied that it committed
gI gLssioh against the new state of Malaya.
f Ibe ldonesian complaint said, th.t Bri-
S.rth and Malaysian planes flew over Indo-
s-aian Borneo, from Sarawak and North Bor-
'iBeO also over Sunatra.
-CA~LAFCNIA: Singer, Bing Crosbyts mother
died at the age of 91 on Wednesday Jan 8.
b3 Ae had been ill for scuetiue. For about
lnlo years in failing health. recentlyy she
a(n feared a series of small strokes. She is
si:uarvived by Bing Crosby, four other child-
: .in, 26 grand children and 27 great gaand-
Ai' ildren.

S.AVi.NA, CUB'.:- The Government iadio told
an:: ia. on .!ddnesday that they will have
S.-#w British busses by the end of this year,
ta a 12 million buss deal which has been
I .ritized by the United States. The deal
A involved the. iimdiate sale of 400 city
W:aes at a price of nore than 11 billion
I:llars with more than one million dollars
th of spare parts plus 50 inter-urban
ea and spare parts at an undisclosed
to
SCatro's revolutionary regime was allow-
ftiveyears in whcih to pay for the buss-
United.States government assailed the
Sas detrimental to its efforts to i-
toe 'bssia's Caribbean satalite. "I
t like it a bit", said Commerce Secre-
Shodges.a
a spokesman for the British company
ede said it is only the beginning.
ve:. alt with Cuba before", said the
,, "we sold them 10 million dollars
#,* busses in 1949 and 67 million in
Vtbis is just a repeat order frou a.
,ional customer."
want 1450 busses all together; I
tpowledge.of having to go. to iuerie
zmission,to sell them," said the
p.. the.corpany. "We. didn't have
woaerpnve when they sold wheat to


SITUI-'ILY JAN. 11, 164


1963 PASSING IN AVIE'"

(Continued from the last issue)


FE-BU/ J~Y: .
-R-ev. Leslie Davis6n, leader of 2,000,
000 British Methodists, held an audience
with Pope John on Friday the 8th. This
was the first time any president of the
MAethodist Conference had uet a kope dur-
ing his term of office, .
-On Thursday the 21st. hev. Sister.Mag-
da, Principal of the St. Joseph College.
returned from vacation in Holland and was
joyfully welcomed at the Juliana airport.
by the students of the tenth class of
the St. Joseph College.
-2 Cuban Migs fighter planes attacked
U.S. fishing boat, in Internatioqal waters
off t e coast of Floria and President
Kennedy instructed the U.S. Anm Forces to
take any measure necessary to protect U.S.
ships against Cuban Attacks.
-l1renier E. Jonckhear of the Netherlands
.:n illes announced that he had reached.
completee agreement" with iutch Defense
Minister, Mr. S.1., Visser, on the in-
troduction of compulsory military service
in the N'therlands Antilles.
-A Single engine Cessna Skylane plane
piloted by Evangelist 'ev. Ken Vincent
made a force landing at the Juliana Air-
port at 7:39 p.u. Monday the 25th., while
on its way fron Vieques to St. Kitts. The
propeller was slightly damaged, but none
aboard wrs hurt.
-Miss Beatrice IrenePeters, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. nubert I.-Peters of Cole Bay,
after successfully completing a course of
general nursing and graduating in.Holland
on Nov. 19, 1962, arrived here on the 25th.
to visit her parents and ether relatives
before going to Aruba to seek employment.

-On the 27tbh:Juan Bosch, 53, was sworn
in as president of the Dominican Republic,
proclaiming to all Anerican Nations that
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a suggestion has ben adapted by t.- -.lthorities and the Public lork Dept. has
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i? the 9th.-we'were forced to write the following editorial:
0 -OF JSSIUN
newspaper was founded on the principles of freedom, anci we firmly believe that
ehas the riCht to express his or her opinion. Because of this, we have tiken the
that: 'rLL '. ~Rf T- FUGiT iF i.T T .i.. S Ti -rrtuN .-,V, J DL NOT
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Id like to make it clear that articles which are contributed as well as letter
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p aer e would also like to nake it clear that as long as this paper is pub-
,eerypne shall be free to express his or her opinions and views through its columns."

L "CY NS.3JTH, b orn RICIL-.DUON, passed quietly away at th..houe of her son,
.U in Philipsburg after a long illness on the 2nd.


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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION S.-.TU:^v,Y JAN. 11, 1964 The Editorial Staff of this newly es^ tablished newspaper which is well writ* ten consists of the following persons: J.F. York, A.I. Heyliger, R. St. C. Nicholson, R.E. Murray, R.A. Hodge, 3.T. Hodge. %  The Windward Islands' Opinion congratulates these young Windward Islanders for establishing "The Sun" and wishes' them much success in this noble venture. < %  < %  %  %  %  'Otliiud L •;: T T 2 it s (Not the respcn-' sibility of ; the Editor) More Comments on The Christmasplav By: An Observer unonimously accepted by the crowd; convinces me that you agreed with 1962 Committee for having rendered such a wonderful play. Think of yourself as a native of St, Martin, wanting really tc share your ideas with your fellow Islanders, you could have come along, and co-operated with the Committee which; as a result would have been more btnefitial. In conclusion I hope you'll make ah effort to voice your opinion, and offer a helping hand ,:-. S T MA/.RTEN TRADING COMPANY %  %  %  %  %  %  i %  %  %  %  % %  • .. -i % %  | | | Mainstreet Philipsburg ill though the Commentator L.J., of Marigot, St. Martin, A.P. ,.i n your issue of January 4, 1964 deserves commendable credit for the comments he made' about the Christmasplay, which too!: place at Saur.der's Lstate, at Cul-oe-jSac, the Dutch part of St. Maarten, I am of the opinion that even! though his com| ments might have been meant to be constructive criticism, yet on the .other hand, he seemed to have made a few errors, that can be referred tc merely as criticism! 6n December 23rd. 1903 when the first Christmas play took place, v/ere you residing oh'St. Martin? It might be that you might have been absent, or off the Island. For your inf formation I am indeed glad you have raised this question, comments on the Christmas play; although some of the same features you criticised were used, and were -General merchandiseGroceries Household articles Bye idea Hardware Cosmetics Suitcases Ladies, Gents & Children wear. COLD STORAGE AND FRESH VEGETABLES Prop. J.P, CONNER if the event should take place in 1964 4 I'm making this appeal to:the Committeej and my fellow Islanders, to try and support cultural organizations. I am certain that any intelligent person would help build organisations as the Methodist YouthClub, the O.B.I. A., the P.M.I.A. and any other of its kind. Thanks to the Commentator for having made his most critical and constructive criticisms. I'm certain that readers will appreciate, any comments that would be made by members oi' the Committee. A Nff SI'APE R AND ITS DUgEjjS By: L.J. Marigot, St. Martin A newspaper is a paper published periodically containing the most important and recent available reports of events; living in this modern community where events occur locally and situations arise internationally there is the necessi



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Wim*nu TRT, wifii .,/> JNT:N S.-TUiLC-.Y J..N. 4, 1964 PKILIPSBUItG UTILITI | S CO I N C fci Frontstreet Philipsburg To all our custoners and friends, we say "Thank You" for your patronage in the past year, wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 1964. Just received: EfcllEL SI-HAT I..INTS in all colours. The price only Fls. 2.50 per tin. Coae today, and select yours all colours l ow price •• %  Also received 10 CBrT GSNEitfJ, ^ECTillC H^EIilGiiiiATOx:, for only Fls. 499.50. Now is your chance t. get the new General Electric refrigerator, you've always wanted. Not too big, not too small, just your size. See then at the Utilities Store and enquire about the easy tems of payuent. Also in stock Scott Paper Products; such as Scott towels for Fls. 0.80 Scott towels giantsize for Fls. 1.25 and Scotties for Fls 0.98. Renenber Scott products are guaranteed. Marshall washing uachines, in two sizes, holding 10 pounds of clothes, coi.ipl.ete with wringer, punp etc. Prices, reasonable, also available on easy terns of payuent. Television-sets, Ducicnt, and Euerson frou 16 inches up to 23 inches, iintennas, uasts, brackets, wire, etc. Installation anywhere on the Island at very low cost. See us for T.V's and T.V. parts. Philips, radios, recordplayers, taperecorders, consoles, fans and shavers. On all Philips equipment one full year guarantee, Also pickup-heads, h^nduixers etc. Philips, the naue neans quality. PIIILIPSBmaS UTILITIES CO INC., PIIILIi-SBUlJS Tel: 2256



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WINDIARB ISLANDS' OPINION SATUilDiiY JiJJ. 11, 1964 have been charged for 'Libel', and their duties have come to a definite standstill because they have published some news that was injurious SIMCA or false of some institution or person. The editorial staff and management of a newspaper must be aware therefore of the serious responsibility that decolves upon their shoulders; cognizant of that fact they should scrutinize every bit of information that leaves their ; .resses so tfitt their position would not be jeopardized in the long run; after they have become aware of the power of the Press, they should thrive to use this potency in the ri ht dir ction so that the reading public would be benefited thereby, A few popular newspapers on an international scale are The London Times, the New York Daily News, the Dallas Times, Herald, Canada's Daily Colonist and Ottawa's Jounal, Paris/, Le r.onde, Moscow's Pravda and oth.rs; to us in the West Indies are the Trinidad Guardian, the Puerto Pico's Imparcial the Barbados Advocate, the British Guiana's Chronicle and so on; French St. iiartiners are acquainted with Guadeloupe's La Clarte etc., and in Martinique there is La Justice. On a local scale French and Dutch St. Martiners enjoy the benefitial elements of their hebdomadal newspaper, the V/indward Islands• Opinion, which.has contributed immensely to the lives of its people sines 1959 until the present tim., and this paper shall continued JSg^TL^J^ fc as a means of helpxng to improve the social, economic, educational and political con-' dxtion of the Windward Islands by advocating against the cause of injustice and.oppressThree attempts have been made to envolve this newspaper in judiciary complications, but they have all failed; one-pseudo attempt has been made to annihilate the Editor by a distinguished political leader as has been informed by the writer of this article from said Editor but these have "all been futile in their essays to eliminate the truth iron been published; Franco-l/utch government officials have been involved in their at tempts at suppressing the publication of this newspaper, but the Windward Islands' Opinion is still continuing to survive under the dauntless, astute, ingenious editorship of Mr And look at all you get: 4-door convenience, 4speed transmission, heater, defroster, automatic choke, electric windshield wipers, and resettable daily mileage indicator...all standard equipment! And SIMCA delivers gasoline mileage that can save you hundreds of dollars a year. What's more, SIMCA's handling qualities are superb, because of perfect balance, through front-engine design. Turning is easy, and parking's a snap. Parts and service? Anywhere! Come in for a test drive soon. SIMCA W. „BOEDIE" DE WEEVER MAINSTREET PHILIPSBURG ST. MAARTEN ^_



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lodgman Latin Anarioan Specialist Q4versity 'of Florida Gainesville, Florida OPINION IT LABOR •Mill VISCID *hQYl h "LABOU* COMQUBR ALl' THE MM* V v SAT.UBDAY .1 A ^g U II. 19 64 f^ Vol. 5 :^m 28 Price Fl*. 0,25 Y/IFE KILLS HUSB^D IN ESSO HEIGHTS <: The 28 T year-old Kenneth Caines, of St. Eustatius, died on the spot, from a blow which he received in his neck with a hatchet, from his 29-year-old wife, Beatrice Caines, born ^rtsen of Marigot, St. Martin. The tragic incident took place at thdir home in lisso Heights, San Nicolas, Aruba on Friday January 3, about 12:20 a.m. According to reports the deceased and his wife.who had been married for three and a half years, had had several quarrels during that time, and the wife had even left him sometime ago. She was persuaded tc return to him, but the life continued to be one of constant bickering. According to the wife's statement, who reported the matter to the police herself and who has been detained by the police, her husband, first threatened Tier with the hatchet. When it fell, she grabbed it and struck hi* the death blow in his neck with it. The couple had one child, a daughter three years old. 0 7?> 739%



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Y/TND-./i/iBD If^NNS 1 OViwiOH SATULOAfeX JAN4II, 1964 cided to "take-over" the younger, sister also; : ''-"' • % %  '-''' %  •' On Thursday afternoon about six'o' clock after allegedly spending, the better part of the afternoon out withthe' younger sister"sweets-man"and ihe younger sister stopped in'at Tamnrindewtecg where the elder sikter'IYves'"sweet-man" was not satisfied'with spends ing the better part of ths'afternoon out; but decided to take a walk up the street with "little sister" This was too much for "big sister" to stomack and; pcoeefl She took-off calling"little sister" all the names in the book, and who blows didn't share is still a mystery to those who was around. When the "heat" cooled off, "swett-man" remarked: "It is one thing I have to admit, "big-sister" can really do a good piece of clothes." j Delay In Steel delivery Hoiding-up Construction Of Bridge At Break-water. We Were informed, by a reliable source• that work on.the cpnstruction of a new bridge'at "Break-water" has been heldup because of.a delay in the delivery of the steel which has been ordered for this purpose. n. v As soon as the steel hasrbeen received from Belgium, work on the new bridge will start. In the meantime we strongly advise motorists not to use the old bridge under no circumstances since we consider it a safety hazard.--:' ++++++++++++++++++++++ WIHK7A2D IS&J1DZS ESTABLISHED HBHSPAH3B IN ARUBA A group of Windward Islanders started { publishing a *&. V" yf &r •\ m\ 1 1 • T #1 mm 1 jr^o L 'i A %  .!' %  '< %  %  j i.' 'I! •' ": I _og %  beGorwtj-a h fee !• whs keQolla r j c to,a ^p newspaper in Aruba, around the middle of November 1963. The paper which is a weekly bears the,.nake-, of "THE.SUN". It is intended to symbolize the unity which ex. ists among the members of the three islands, Saba, St. Maarten and St. Eustatius, known as the Windward Islands. According to its first Editorial on November 16, 1963: "The Sun" sets forth to enlighten its readers on the history of the Caribbean ,,, Plans to bring its readers in a nutshell, the news, of the week local, Windward Islands' and foreign. urn —



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WOTOWAHD ISLANDS' OPINION 9 SATUdDnY JAN. 11, 1964 the Backstreet and cars cooing from the new pier would have to pass dcwn the Backstreet. According to the new traffic law motorists will enter Philipsburg via the Backstreet and leave via the Frontstreet and cars (tcurists) coning fron the new pier would have to pass down the Frontstreet. a u 9 ii v o c *) v 9 v v w v u D.C. LiATIIEV/ ON VISIT %  % % %  %  % %  %  Mr. D.C. Mathew member of the Staten of the Netherlands Antilles arrived here on an official visit by K.L.M. on Tuesday, January 7, he was accompanied by his wife. This nay be Mr. Mathew*s last rrip to the Windward Islands as a nenber of the Staten, since it is expected that he will resign from the Staten souetine in the near future to become a Deputy of Aruba. We welcome Mr. Mathew and wish both he and his wife an enjoyable stay. ++++++++++++++ iHILIiSBURG UTILITIES CO. TO OPEN SERVICE .;, EZEAHTMEHT. According to information from a reliable source the Philipsburg Utilities Co., will soon open a Service Department at it's store in Philipsburg'. The new Service Department which is a real need in the community, will repair and service radio's, televisions, and all other electrical appliances. The emphasis, however will be on the repairing and servicing of all Philips products and special testing and other equipment for this purpose have already been ordered; If all goes according to plans .the new Department should be opened around the middle' of next month. +++++++++++++++++++ FOREIGN NEWS IN BUI E F President Johnson To Cut Defense Spendin g Washington: President on Wednesday announced a surprise cut in Federal spending. He disclos.ed that he had slashed the new budget to 97.9 billion by trimming nuclear weapon production, closing old defense plants and waring on fat and waste everywhere. The government still will be oper?.ting in the red, but the deficit will be slashed to half., In his first State of The Union Message, President Johnson also told Congress tlx.at the budget thi will suomit Jaunary 21, will call for a 1 billion dollar aBti-poverty program to give a fair chance to millions of Americans new dwelling on the outskirts of hope. The President also announced a heavy cut-back in the production of Atomic explosive and call on Russia to do the same. He said it was no need to stockpile more such weapons than were needed, because to do so would only be provocative and wasteful. There are tens of thousands of nuclear "/capons now in the U.S. stockpile. Ee said the but.get for the 12 months starting July 1, would out the de' rlit by 50 %, from the current 10 billion to 4.9 billi.n. In the legislative field the President renewed his appeal for such Kennedy-Johnson programs as the 11 billion dollar tax cut, to keep the country moving he said, and a civil right bill tc ban all racial discrimination as far as the Federal Law wi11 run. He drew one of the most vigorous round of ap,lauds from the lawmakers and from spectators when he appealed for prompt passage of the civil rihgt program. Said Johnson: "If Americans of all races can stand side by side in Berlin, in South Vietnam and if they can die side by, side in Berlin and South Vietnam and if they can die sice by side in Korea, surely", he said: "They can work and eat and travel side by side in their own home country." But his most .enthusiastic response came when laying (down a ten point program to make the world safe, lie said: "\ie shall niether act as aggressors nor tolerate acts of aggression, we intend to bury no one and we do not intend to be buried," said President Johnson. Congressional Democrats hailed the President's budgetary plan, but Southern Democrats disassociated themselves from his civil ri.Jits appeal. -NEV Y, IK: Former President Truman said on Thursday that President Johnson probably would retaliate, against Great Britian for its sale of busses to Cuba. Truman said that the deal disclosed only on Wednesday t'id not indicate fche attitude ••• -t


WOTOWAHD ISLANDS' OPINION
9
SATUdDnY JAN. 11, 1964
the Backstreet and cars cooing from the
new pier would have to pass dcwn the Back-
street.
According to the new traffic law motor-
ists will enter Philipsburg via the Back-
street and leave via the Frontstreet and
cars (tcurists) coning fron the new pier
would have to pass down the Frontstreet.
a u 9 ii v o c *) v 9 v v w v u
D.C. LiATIIEV/ ON VISIT
"' .....
Mr. D.C. Mathew member of the Staten of
the Netherlands Antilles arrived here on
an official visit by K.L.m. on Tuesday,
January 7, he was accompanied by his wife.
This nay be Mr. Mathew*s last rrip to the
Windward Islands as a nenber of the Staten,
since it is expected that he will resign
from the Staten souetine in the near fu-
ture to become a Deputy of Aruba.
We welcome Mr. Mathew and wish both he and
his wife an enjoyable stay.
++++++++++++++
iHILIiSBURG UTILITIES CO. TO OPEN SERVICE
.;, EZEAHTMEHT.
According to information from a reliable
source the Philipsburg Utilities Co., will
soon open a Service Department at it's store
in Philipsburg'.
The new Service Department which is a real
need in the community, will repair and ser-
vice radio's, televisions, and all other
electrical appliances.
The emphasis, however will be on the re-
pairing and servicing of all Philips pro-
ducts and special testing and other equip-
ment for this purpose have already been
ordered;
If all goes according to plans .the new
Department should be opened around the
middle' of next month.
+++++++++++++++++++
FOREIGN NEWS IN BUI E F
President Johnson To Cut Defense Spending
Washington: President on Wednesday an-
nounced a surprise cut in Federal spending.
He disclos.ed that he had slashed the new
budget to 97.9 billion by trimming nuclear
weapon production, closing old defense
plants and waring on fat and waste every-
where. The government still will be o-
per?.ting in the red, but the deficit will
be slashed to half.,
In his first State of The Union Message,
President Johnson also told Congress tlx.at
the budget thi will suomit Jaunary 21, will
call for a 1 billion dollar aBti-poverty
program to give a fair chance to millions
of Americans new dwelling on the out-
skirts of hope. The President also an-
nounced a heavy cut-back in the production
of Atomic explosive and call on Russia to
do the same. He said it was no need to
stockpile more such weapons than were need-
ed, because to do so would only be provoca-
tive and wasteful. There are tens of thous-
ands of nuclear "/capons now in the U.S.
stockpile. Ee said the but.get for the 12
months starting July 1, would out the de-
' rlit by 50 %, from the current 10 billion
to 4.9 billi.n.
In the legislative field the President
renewed his appeal for such Kennedy-John-
son programs as the 11 billion dollar tax
cut, to keep the country moving he said,
and a civil right bill tc ban all racial
discrimination as far as the Federal Law
wi11 run.
He drew one of the most vigorous round
of ap,lauds from the lawmakers and from
spectators when he appealed for prompt
passage of the civil rihgt program.
Said Johnson: "If Americans of all races
can stand side by side in Berlin, in South
Vietnam and if they can die side by, side in
Berlin and South Vietnam and if they can
die sice by side in Korea, surely", he said:
"They can work and eat and travel side by
side in their own home country." But his
most .enthusiastic response came when laying
(down a ten point program to make the world
safe, lie said: "\ie shall niether act as
aggressors nor tolerate acts of aggression,
. we intend to bury no one and we do not in-
tend to be buried," said President Johnson.
Congressional Democrats hailed the Presi-
dent's budgetary plan, but Southern Demo-
crats disassociated themselves from his
civil ri.Jits appeal.
-NEV Y, IK: Former President Truman said
on Thursday that President Johnson probably
would retaliate, against Great Britian for
its sale of busses to Cuba.
Truman said that the deal disclosed only
on Wednesday t'id not indicate fche attitude

-t



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AGFA AKAI ASAHI BELL & HOT/ELL BOLEX BRAUN CANON CABL ZEISS mm DURST ELMO EUMIG EXAKTA FUJIYA KASSELBLAD ILiLIMAR KODAK KOkAFLEX LEICA LINHOF MAMIYA MINOLTA MINOX NIKON OLYMPUS POLAROID REVERE RICOH ROLLEIFLEX SAMOCA SiiNKYO SCHNEIDER SONY \7ALZ Y/ESTON WOLLENSAK YASHICA ZEISS IKON Photografic & Electronic Equipment from every Corner of the World : ,... • • %  •: %  Si SINT MAiRTEN ARUBA CUBACAO ALBERT (\ W A T H E Y INSUR,iNCE AGENT The Netherlands o f )8 \ Complete Coverage S ACCIDENT INSURANCE ANNUITY INSURANCE AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CCNSEQUSNTLiL LOSS INSURANCE EDUCATIONAL INSURANCE FIRE INSURANCE GLASS INSUluiNCE HOSPIT^LIZ^TICN INSURANCE LIABILITY INSURANCE LIF3 INSURANCE LUGGAGE INSUluiNCE KiARINE INSURi^NCE Jy.'EDICAL EXPENSES INSURANCE PENSION PLAN INSURANCE (For Group & Individuals) TRAVEL-ACCIDENT INSUTuiNCE TROUSSElU INSURANCE PHILIPSBURG ST. MAARTEN P.O. Box 18 -L.I.A.T. was fined $1000.— (U.S.) by the Immigration Authorities at St. Thomas for transporting a passenger from Anguilla to St. Thomas without the proper documents. -The "Voice of St. Maarten" cljxnged frequency on the 17th. from 1060 Kilo cycles to 1250 Kilo cycles. -Boolchand's Oriental Art Palace opened new store at Frontstrejt 66, in Philipsburg. -Six-year-old Angelica Illis fell into a cistern at Upper Prince's Quarter and drowned. (To be continued in the next issue.)



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IIJlf.MBI ipUllMI O* ll'IOl' p,vTuicnay JAM* H, 1W4 HOLSDL White Bread 'Thole Wheat Bread Rye Bread Sandwich or Hamburger Buns Veane or Eot-dog Buns Dinner iiolls Brown-n—serve Rolls Ei CAKE Yellow Coconut Cake Yellow Orange Cake Y-llow Chocolate Cake Banana Cake Cherry Cake Boston Pineapple Cake Raspberry Filled Jelly Rolls Pound Cakes, various assortments PIES SEALTEST ICECBEAM Icecream sandwiches Toffee krunch bars Icecream bars Deluxe fudgesicles Flavours: Vanilla, Chocolate, Strewberry, Butter alnond, Cherry vanilla, Vanilla fudge, Neapolitan, Coffee, Cherry nugget, Vanilla orange. ALSO DIETETIC ICiXREAti ICECREAM stocked in 3-onz. to 2 l/2-gallon containers CANDIES In Various .assortments AT Frontstreet FROSTOIJ'S SHOP 0 R FROSTON'S S E 0 P Philipsburg Close to Wharf Marigot ty of having a wellread, unbiased, truthfilled paper that would inform the masses of the country of the present conditions in their immediate vicinity, and in the world at large. The function of the newspaper is meanly informative; among the many classes of information that it encircles are primarily the local news which are in effect of major importance to the local population in acquainting them with unalloyed news of the social, economic, cultural educational, civil, political, religious, and circular events and conditions that are existing; these sub-topics are also dealt with on the international scale. The newspaper should therefore be aware of the fact that she is an important organ in the public's estimation, and ought to be careful in publishing the crystal truth; she can comment on present situation with a sensible treatment without catering with an intention to harm or scandalize the actual situation so that the position of the newspaper may not be looked down at by the keenersighted readers who are very scrupulous in these points; at this point the newspaper would not be for a good, but would be injuring someone or some institution in some way; Many newspapers are also culpable of ottering in politics and publishing propaganda which sooner or later can be detremental to the existence of the newspaper; Some.newspapers



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/INir^IEJ IGL.J T DS' -PINION 10 Sj.TU:-OJi.Y IAN. II, 1964 of. a very good friend, "President Johnson" said Truman, "would probably take a sort of, shot at them, by withdrawing .American aid to Britian in various parts of the world,. -UNITED NATIONS: New York:Indonesia on Wednesday accused Greet 3ritain and Malaysia of numerous air and ground violation of Indonesian territory. Indonesia also denied that it committed aggression against the new state of Malaya. The Indonesian complaint said, that British and Malaysian planes flew over Indonesian Borneo, fron Sarawak and North Borneo also over Sumatra. -CULAFCNIA: Singer, Bing Crosby's mother died at the age of 91 on Wednesday Jan 3. She had been ill for semetime. For about two ye^rs in failing health. Recently she suffered a series of small strokes. She is survived by Bing Crosby, four other children, 23 grand children and 27 great geandchildren. .EaVisHA, CUB/1:The Government aadio told Cubans on 7ddnesday that they will have new British busses by the end of this year, in a 12 million buss deal which has been critizec! by the United States. The deal involved the immediate sale of 400 city busses at a price of more than 11 billion dollars with more than one million dollars worth of spare parts plus 50 inter-urban busses and spare parts at an undisclosed cost, Castro's revolutionary regime was allowed five'years in wheih to pay for the busses. United States government assailed the deal as detrimental to its efforts to isolate jriussia's Caribbean satalite. "I don't like it a bit", said Commerce Secretary,, Hodges. But,a spokesman for the British company concerned, said it is only the beginning. "Ve.have dealt with Cuba before", said the spokesman, "we sold then 10 million dollars worth of busses in 1949 and 67 million in lo59. This is just a repeat order from a traditional customer." "They want 1450 busses all together; I have no knowledge of having to go to Auerie ca for permission to sell them," said the president of the company. "We. didn't have a press conference when they sold wheat to he Russians." 1963 PASSING IN REVIEW (Continued from the last issue) i FE3UAP.Y: i..-( • i • %  -Key. Leslie Davison, leader of 2,000, 000 British Methodists, held an audience with Pope John on Friday the 8th, This was the first time any president of the Methodist Conference had met a k ope during his term of of-ice* ~ -On Thursday the 21st. Rev. Sister.Magda, Principal of the St. Joseph College returned from vacation in Holland and was joyfully welcomed at the Juliana airport by the students of the tenth class of the St. Joseph College, -2 Cuban Migs fighter planes attacked U.S. fishing boat, in International waters off t e coast of Florida and President Kennedy instructed thoU.oj Arm Forces to take any measure necessary to protect U.S. ships against Cuban Attacks. -Premier £, Jcnckhe-r of the Netherlands An illes announced that he had reached "complete agreement" with Dutch Defense Minister, Mr. S.II. Visser, on the introduction of compulsory military service in the Netherlands Antilles. -A Single engine Cessna Skylane plane piloted by Evangelist aey. Ken Vi.cent made c force landing at the Juliana Airport at 7:39 p.m. Monday the 25th., while on its way from Vieques to St. Kitts. The propeller was slightly damaged, but none' aboard was hurt, -Miss Beatrice Irene Peters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. uubert I, Peters of Cole Bay, after successfully completing a course of general nursing and graduating in.Holland on Nov. 19, 1962, arrived here on the 25th. to visit her parents and other relatives before going to Aruba to se^k employment. -On the 27thj -Juan Bosch,--53, was sworn in as president of the Dominican Republic, proclaiming tc all American Nations that "Y/HlLE %  ". %  : iCVJiJf, THERE 'TILL BE FRE.JEOM IN THE DOiilNOiN REPUBLIC^" MARC E : %  %  -In an Editorial of the 2nd. we pointed out the dangers of the road leading to


wink/asp islands; opinion
SATURDAY JAN. 11, 1944____
FOR S'A L E
1- Double bed
1- Single bed
1- Dining-room set
1- Living-rooa set
1-Gas-stove
Glass wares, silvers,
dishes and many other
household articles.
1- Scooter in good con-
dition.
For information contact:
Mrs. van Yperen at i-oint
Blanche, between the hours
of 9 am to noon and af-
ter 6 o'clock in the even-
ing.
FOR RENT
One 6-room concrete house,
with all modern facilities,
porch and spacious yard,
situated at Upper Prince's
,uarter.
Owner: Don Christian
San Nicolas,
Aruba.
In St. Maarten, apply to:
J. "Chick" ^irrindell
U.S. NAVAL SHIP TO VISIT ISLAND
i :: .
it XTTLiil'
perhaps by the tradition of slavery.
Too many of us are still suffering from
mental slavery. So many of us don't believe
in the oxiun cf God treating nan equal. For
the benefit of those who don't believe I
will make it nore plain, A wise person con-
tains in himself every bit of the foolish-
ness the foolish one contains, plus the
artributes and characteristics of the wise
one. But, his follishness is held in check
by discretion, and instead of energy being
blown out by caprise, it is controlled by
judgement. Evidently ignorance is the only
slavery.
Now wake up and become an asset tq to
community, state, and Government, so that
we may all work with firm stepts to the
August temple of Independence.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The United'States Naval Ship U.S.5. Sea Lion,
is expected to make an operational visit to'the'
IsL.nd on January 25 and 26.
&&&&&$'*
TOO PILJTS APPOINT.^ FOR NL" PI..JR
Two pilots have been appointed to handle ships
at th. ne" pier at Point Blanche when it is con-
plated; they are D.J. Holanus and J,P< Craane.
Mr. Holanus is a voteran seaman, with many years
of experience. He is a licenced captain, and a
retired pilot of Curacao. He came to the island
sonetine ago as an employee of Van Der Kwast Con-
struction Company.
Mr. Craane is a native of Bonaire, who came to
island in 1958 He was the captain of the "Blue
Peter for many years, in recent times he has been
captain of the Hertha and at present he is captain
of the tug boat.
We congratulate Mr. Mqlanus and Mr. Craane on
their appointment and wish then much success.
+++++++++++++++++
TOOFZiiBB I8Iu-MK21S AT AKUR. TO 3}J BRI3FJD ON
ST. M^jgTiU FOODS TN(T.
From a reliable source we learned that Mr* J.tt.
Thompson, President of the N.W.I.W.A. of San '
Nicolas, Aruba, had scheduled a meeting at the
ixssociation's Club, at San Nicolas, for January
11. This meeting was scheduled for \7indward Is-
landers tc be briefed on the St. Maarten Foods ';"
Inc. (Super-narket) by one of 'its founders,
Mr. N.C. '/athey. '
Due to the fact that Mr. Wathey had to
make a business trap to San Juan, Puerto
Kico, around this same tine the meeting
had to be postponed for about a week.
i.V..iVri FHILIISBUiiG WAgBW TO gg CK/JJGED :
We were informed by a reliable source
that the Executive Counoil plans to sub-
mit a new traffic law to the Islandcouncil
to change the traffic in Philipsburg as
soon as the new pier at Point Blanche is
completed. ., ,;^
According to the present traffic regula-
tion, motorists enter Phili-sburg via
the Frontstreet and leave-Philipsburg via



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WINK/ASP %  ISLANDS ; OPINION SATURDAY JAN. 11, 1944 FOR S'A L E 1Double bed 1Single bed 1Dining-room set 1Living-rooa set 1-Gas-stove Glass wares, silvers, dishes and many other household articles. 1Scooter in good condition. For information contact: Mrs. van Yperen at i-oint Blanche, between the hours of 9 am to noon and after 6 o'clock in the evening. FOR RENT One 6-room concrete house, with all modern facilities, porch and spacious yard, situated at Upper Prince's ,uarter. Owner: Don Christian San Nicolas, Aruba. In St. Maarten, apply to: J. "Chick" ^irrindell U.S. NAVAL SHIP TO VISIT ISLAND i :: %  it XTTLiil' perhaps by the tradition of slavery. Too many of us are still suffering from mental slavery. So many of us don't believe in the oxiun cf God treating nan equal. For the benefit of those who don't believe I will make it nore plain, A wise person contains in himself every bit of the foolishness the foolish one contains, plus the artributes and characteristics of the wise one. But, his follishness is held in check by discretion, and instead of energy being blown out by caprise, it is controlled by judgement. Evidently ignorance is the only slavery. Now wake up and become an asset tq to community, state, and Government, so that we may all work with firm stepts to the August temple of Independence. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The United'States Naval Ship U.S.5. Sea Lion, is expected to make an operational visit to'the' IsL.nd on January 25 and 26. &&&&§&$§§'* TOO PILJTS APPOINT.^ FOR NL" PI..JR Two pilots have been appointed to handle ships at th. ne" pier at Point Blanche when it is conplated; they are D.J. Holanus and J,P< Craane. Mr. Holanus is a voteran seaman, with many years of experience. He is a licenced captain, and a retired pilot of Curacao. He came to the island sonetine ago as an employee of Van Der Kwast Construction Company. Mr. Craane is a native of Bonaire, who came to island in 1958 He was the captain of the "Blue Peter for many years, in recent times he has been captain of the Hertha and at present he is captain of the tug boat. We congratulate Mr. Mqlanus and Mr. Craane on their appointment and wish then much success. +++++++++++++++++ TOOFZiiBB I8Iu-MK21S AT AKUR. TO 3}J BRI3FJD ON • ST. M^jgTiU FOODS TN(T From a reliable source we learned that Mr* J.tt. Thompson, President of the N.W.I.W.A. of San Nicolas, Aruba, had scheduled a meeting at the ixssociation's Club, at San Nicolas, for January 11. This meeting was scheduled for \7indward Islanders tc be briefed on the St. Maarten Foods ; Inc. (Super-narket) by one of 'its founders, Mr. N.C. '/athey. •' Due to the fact that Mr. Wathey had to make a business trap to San Juan, Puerto Kico, around this same tine the meeting had to be postponed for about a week. i.V.. i V ri < ita ciiM „ t ^ %  ;,; %  % %  .;'• %  •) FHILIISBUiiG WAgBW TO gg CK/JJGED : We were informed by a reliable source that the Executive Counoil plans to submit a new traffic law to the Islandcouncil to change the traffic in Philipsburg as soon as the new pier at Point Blanche is completed. ., ,;^ %  According to the present traffic regulation, motorists enter Phili-sburg via the Frontstreet and leave-Philipsburg via



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< %  T WINDW>J3) ISLANDS' OPINION SATUxflAY jANt i;, ^ TEE WINDVARD ISLANDS' OPINION Is published every Saturday It was established by J.H. Lake,Sr. on July 1, 1959 as a means of helping to improve the social, economic, e ucational and political conditions of the Windward Island* by advocating against the cause of injustice and oppression. EDITOR DUTCH SECTION: J.H. Lake,Sr. P.O. Box 22, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, N.A. EDITOR FRENCH S.^CTIONr "'" Mrs. B. Morales, Marigot, St. Martin, P.W.I. Printers: The people's Printery Tamarindesteeg N$ 8 Philipsburg EDITORIALS In many ways the Authorities ar trying to do a good job of keeping the island clean And with this in mind a modern garbbge truck was ordered sometime ago. Yet we have observed that certain araas are neglected. One such area is Over-the-water", where the garbage is never collected by the garbage truck. This fact has been called to our attention by one of our readers from this area, and we have made a spot check and found it to be true. Y/e would like to ask the Authorities; Why isn't the garbage collected "Overthe-water"? Has this been an oversight on the part of someone? Whatever the reasons maybe for not collecting garbage in this area, we hope that those responsible, will check on this matter and have the garbage truck collect the garbage from this area at regular intervals. One Step In The Right Direction The Executive Council in our opinion has recently made>a step in the right %  direction. For sometime now certain school teachers (male) have been rather careless abottt the way they dress to appear infront of the classroom, and during the last months it has deteriorated to the lowest imaginable level It was a common si^ht to see a school teacher sitting in front of a class in any type of clothing (rainbow colour shirts, shirt-tail out oi pants, sandals on his fevt etc.,) One may argue that the clothes does not make a man. But, can anyone deny that being properly dressed, is one of the marks of good breeding? And, can a teacher who appears infront of the classroom in ... rainbow colour shirts, shirt-tail out of his pants, sandals on his feet etc., be a good example to our youths? In order to correct this undesirable c.ndition the Executive Council has issued a directive, requesting all teachers to appear infront of the classroom dressed in long-sleeve shirts and ties with shoes and not sandals on their feet; v/v.'e understand that e.ijaieteachers have be:n "kicking" about this directive, but we feel that this is a step in the right direction on the part of the Executive Council. It is our opinion that, another step in the right direction would be, to have all ^chool children dressed in a school uniform, Why Has The Street Light Been Amoved From Lower Cole Bay ? On December 18, 1963, when the "lights" went on in Lower Cole Bay, this area was provided with one single street light. The people livin in this area was happy with it and felt that in due time the area would have been provided with more street lights, sinjee> the whole of Upper Cole Bay (From the foot of the hill down to the Methodist Church) has street lights. To the surprise and astonishment of the people of Lower Cole Bay instead of getting more stre.t lights in their area, the one which was there has recently been removed. The people of this area are very indignant about this, and have asked us:"VHY HAS THE STREET LIGHT LN THIS ABBA B3JHJ REMOVED, 15IILS TLJ WHOLE OF UPPER COLE BAY HAS ST283T LIGHTS?" We do not know the answer. Will someone in Authority kindly answer it for them? ++++++++++++++++ SISTERS CLASH OVER VISITING TRINIDAD IAN Tamarindesteeg in Philipsburg was the scene of much excitement on Thursday afternoon, as two sister clashed because of jealousy over a visiting Trinidadian. As the stany goes: This "sweet-man" from the "Land of the Humming Bird" had been carrying on a a love affair with the elder sister for sometime, and then suddenly de



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V/MDV.'.^i;. iSliEDS' OPINION S^TUI'DAY JiJJ. 1964 The Philigeburg Printshop Now offers you this unique service .... St. Hearten's first magazine delivery system tc its monthly subscribers. You can new subscribe for your favorite magazine tc be delivered at ycur home or office. Subscription rates for the various publications shall be issued at a later date, /aaong the issues, available will be ,.. Times, News ',.'eek, Life, Ebony, Sepia, Tan, the various Sell issues, Reuse Keeping, Sports, and many others, Send in your application for the magazine for which you wish to subscribe. For subscription call at our office or ring us at tel....2282 Til-j PHILIfSBUIdff I-.cL-ITSllOf "& TIDING CO. N. V. Backstreet 246 Philipsburg St. Maarten The new management of the former J ;. C K TOOL'S G it 0 C 2 A Y Situated at Cul-de-3ac, now operated under the name of: %  FOOD C E N T 5 5 IN C. Offers the best in all lines of groceries at the lowest possible pricen, for example: Kot-shet Bumbs Vermicelli Sourcrout (large) FlashMngts (3 sizes) Toothpaste Suitcases (4 sizes) Fade ing I.laisena Chec-se (6 in pack) Nescafe (large) Fls. 2.— 9 0.30 it H It II II II II II 0.60 1.50, Fls.2. — Fls.2.75 0.17 16. — Fls. 12. — Fls.6 Fls.3.— 0.25 0.20 0.40 2.25 For as long as the supply lasts customers buying cash to the amount of Fls. 2.50 or more will be presented with a tin of sardines.



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WIND ujm ISLJIDS'-CPDIION fit 11 S;/TUaB..Y JiJJ. 11. 1964 / % %  • :'', 2-0oor Sedan 1 Authorized Dealers F.W, VLAUN& SON Litt le Bay lotol arc suggested that a concrete -.rail, a rail or soue kind of protective fencing be built along the southern side of this road which would prevent vehicles fron going over the cliff if they should skid on the road. This 8Ug. ostion has been adapted by ti.o authorities and the Public Work Dept, has bulit i protective wall along this road as suggested by us. -Oh the > 9th.-we 'were foree'd to write the following Editorial: "F -l^XCi: OF jX--..tJbSlL'N This newspaper was founded on the principles of freedom, and we firuly believe that everyone has the right to express his or h_r opinion. Because of this, we have taken the stand that: 7'ILL L.JRWB 7:1. SIGi'T CF ON,. T* JXPi&JSS !HC ft, INiON 3V.iJ fc H fc! Dw NOT AGREE WITL T/.-T 0.IHION." Because of this policy, we find it rather strange that a snail group in the community should try to apply press, re on uo for us to stqp publishing the articles written by Mr. Simon Jeffry. One of our readers has even told us 1 tfaft*. he will not buy the-paper as long as articles written by iir. Jeffry continues to be published. We would like to make it clear that articles which are contributed as well as Jettere Which are publiched, are the opinion an< views of the writers and not necessarily those of the paper h'e would also like to nake it clear that as long as this paper is published everyone shall be free to express his or her opinions and views through its columns. -M3S ZuIN I.u-iY K25i..iTH, b orn RICILJd&ON, passed quietly away at th.houe of her son ."Bobby"Bichardson, in Philipsburg after a long illness on the 2nd.



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WINDKABD ISLANDS' OPINION SATUIiDaY JAN. 11, 1964 the Backstreet and cars coning from the new pier would have to pass down the Backstreet. According to the new traffic law uotorists will enter Philipsburg via the Backstreet and leave via the Frontstreet and cars (tourists) coning from the new pier would have to pass down the Fronts'treet. D.C. MATHEW ON VISIT Mr. D.C. Mathew member of the Staten of the Netherlands Antilles arrived here on an official visit by K.L.'M. on Tuesday, January 7, he was accompanied by his wife. This nay be Mr. Mathew's last rrip to the Windward Islands as a nenber of the Staten, since it is expected that he will resign from the Staten sometime in the near fu' ture to become a Deputy of Aruba. We welcone Mr. Mathew and wish both he and his wife an enjoyable stay. ++++++++++++++ iHILIiSBUHG UTILITIES CO* TO OPEN SERVICE DEPARTMENT. According to information fron a reliable source the Philipsburg Utilities Co., will soon open a Service Department at it's store in Philipsburg'. the new Service Departnent which is a real need in the community, will repair and service radios, televisions, and all other electrical appliances. The emphasis, however will be on the repairing and servicing of all Philips products and special testing and other equipment for this purpose have already been ordered; If all goes according to plans .the new Departnent should be opened around the middle' of next month. +++++++++++++++++++ FOREIGN NEWS IN BRIEF President Johnson To Cut Defense Spending Washington: President on Wednesday announced a surprise cut in Federal spending. He disclos.ed that he had slashed the new budget to 97.9 billion by tricming nuclear weapon production, closing old defense plants and waring on fat and waste everywhere. The government still will be operating in the red, but the deficit will be slashed-to half. %  In his first State of The Union Message, president Johnson also told Congress th>at the budget h^ will suomit Jaunary 21, will call for a 1 billion dollar amti-poverty program to give a fair chance to millions of iinericans ncv; dwelling on the outskirts of hope. The President also announced a he:.vy cut-back in the production of Atonic explosive and call on nussia to do the sane. He said it was no need to stockpile more such weapons than were needed, because to do so would only be provocative and wasteful. There are tens of thousands of nuclear 'veapcns now in the U.S. stockpile. He said the budget for the 12 months starting July 1, would out the de' iieit by 50 %, fron the current 10 billion to 4.9 billion. In the legislative field the President renewed his appeal for such Kennedy-Johnson programs as the 11 billion dollar tax cut, to keep the country moving he said, and a civil right bill tc ban all racial discrinination as far as the Federal Law will run. He drew one of the most vigorous round of applauds from the Lawmakers and fron spectators when he appealed for pronpt passage of the civil rihgt program.. Said Johnson: "If iinericans of all races can stand side by side in Berlin, in South Vietnam and if they can die side by, side in Berlin and South Vietnau and if they can die side by side in Korea, surely", he said: "They can work and eat and travel side by sice in their own houe country." But his most .enthusiastic response came when laying idown a ten point progran to make the world safe, lie said: "lie shall niether act as aggressors nor tolerate acts of aggression, we intend to bury no ode and we do not intend to be buried," said President Johnson. Congressional Democrats hailed the President's budgetary plan, but Southern Democrats disassociated themselves fron his civil ri.hts appeal. -NJ? YvlK: Former President Truman said on Thursday that President Johnson probably would retaliate against Great Britian for its sale of busses to Cuba. Truman said that the deal disclosed,.only on "./ednPHday Cid not indioflt^ the attitude <••• _t



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WINDVA5D-ISLANDS' OPINION 8 SATUiiBAY JAN. 11, 1^64 -FOR SALE LDouble bed 1Single bed 1Dining-room set 1Living-roon set 1-Gas-stove Glass wares, silvers, dishes and many other household articles. 1Scooter in good condition. For information contact: Mrs. van Yperen at Point Blanche, between the hours of 9 acu to noon and after 6 o'clock in the evening. FOR RENT One 6-room concrete house, with all modern facilities, porch and spacious yard, situated'at Upper Prince's Quarter. Owner: Don Christian San Nicolas, Aruba. In St. Maarten, apply to: J."Chick" iirrindell U.S. NAVAL SHIP TO VISIT ISLAND :J:TII.II: perhaps by the tradition of slavery. Too many of us are still suffering from mental slavery. So many of us don't believe in the oxiura cf God treating man equal. For the benefit of those who don't believe I will make it more plain, A wise person contains in himself every bit of the foolishness tht foolish one contains, plus the artributes and characteristics of the wise one. But, his follisbness is held in check by discretion, and instead of energy being blown out by caprise, it is controlled by judgement. Evidently ignorance is the only slavery. Now wake up and become an asset to to community, state, and Government, so that we may all work with firm stepts to the August temple of Independence. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The United'States Naval Ship U.3.S. Sea Lion, is expected to make an operational visit to'the' Isl.nd on January 25 and 26. TOO PIL'JTS APPOINTED FOR NJJ' PLJR Two pilots have been appointed to handle ships at th_ ne pier at Point Blanche when it is completed} they are D.J, Molanus and J,P< Craane. Mr. Molanus is a voteran seaman, with many years of experience. He is a licenced captain, and a retired pilot of Curacao. He came to the island sometime ago as an employee of Van Der Kwast Construction Company. Mr. Craane is a native of Bonaire, v/ho came to island in 1958 He was the captain of the "Blue Peter for many ye..rs, in recent times he has been captain of the Hertha and at present he is captain of the tug boat. We congratulate Mr. Mqlanus and Mr. Craane on their appointment and wish them much success. +++++++++++++++++ WNffftiBB ALdfflQBB AT ARUBA TO 3D BRI3F.JD ON %  ST. M^AITAI-J FOODS INC From a reliable source we learned that 'MrJ J.tjfc Thompson, President of the N.W.I.W.A. of San Nicolas, Aruba, had scheduled a meeting at the .association's Club, at San Nicolas, for January 11. This meeting was scheduled for V/indward' Islanders to be briefed on the St. Maarten Foods Inc. (Super-market) by one of 'its founders, Mr. N.C. Uathey. •' Due to the fact that Mr. Vathey had to make a business trip to San Juan, Puerto Kico, around this same time the meeting had to be postponed for about a week. ...,+'+'*'+++++++-H-PHILIISBUAG TRAFFIC TO BE CII/.NGED We were informed by a reliable source that the Executive Counoil plans to submit a new traffic law to the Islandcouncil to change the traffic in Philipsburg as soon as the new pier at Point Blanche is completed. :i'ij According to the present traffic'regulation, motorists einter Philipsburg via the Frontstreet and leave-Philipsburg via



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WgjgfogP ISLANDS' OPINION S^TUiai.Y .L.N. 11, 1964 Dear readers, people in the outside world are supporting their local newspaper, we here in St, Martin must do our part in contributing to the success of our newspaper so that we will be abreast with our world, and we will be assisting in maintaining the Liberty of the Press. NEB YEAH MESSAGE TC OUlt GOVEkBUENT AND PEOPLE By.; A. Th. Illidge We are indeed thankful that we have been speared to make another mile stone in this our transitery span through no merit or our own. But by the grace of God, it is then therefore fitting, that we rededicate ourselves anew to Gcd in love nnd loyality this year 1964. Wishing you all a happy an? c prosperous New Year, I nnw wish both the French and Dutch Government a happy continuation of administration. And now to our Island Government, after having been instrumental in the laying of the foundation and first corner stone in the August temple of our Independence. Today as we look around we certainly can appreciate what lias been accomplished in the fourteen years of our Self Government, Great improvements have been made, in every field of -human endevour, expv.cially in promoting as an abject "of prinery importance, institutions for the general defusion of knowledge, for the children. In proportion as the structure of a Government gives force tc public centiment,'it is essential, that public opinion should be enlightened, An iiiminent English jurist says, that "centiment is more powerful than law, for .law is the expression of centiment. And can not be inforced without its support. Adistinguished French critic in writing the history of a National literature says, that the.motiv^ force in history is to bfe sought in human centiment. We have just had the Christmas play, of which I regret I was unable to attend as gate keeper, due to a fall I got a little before. But how proud I was to listen to the public centiment. It is evidently convincible, the most enduring monument is that, which has been created in the minds of our people. Let us all hope for a yearly continuation of the play. Honoured Sirs, I wish you all a happy continuation of .administration. And console f yourselves: with the fact that no government is free from mistakes. Mistakes are errors of judgement and not of intend. V/e often act "according tc our best knowledge which often fall short:of the proposition in question. So leave all comparisons tc history. Being receptive to the various governments of the world I would like to examine the greatest cause for errors in the governments of the world Julius Caesar, the great Itoman General anc Statesman, 44 BC Says in deliberating on dubious matters. To be influence neither by hatred, affection,nnir anger, nor pity; The mind when such obstructs its view, can not easily see what is right. Nor'has any human being consulted at the same time his passions and his interests. When the mind is fully exerted its reasoning is sound. ...ni it is right here 411 the mistakes are made in life. Honoured Sirs, continue to build upon the foundation which may some day rise to the high nature mark, and may the Guardian Angel of The Island of St. Maarten, French and Dutch, guide and direct all your Councils, in the interest and welfare of the people. And now to the people of St. Maarten — Experience has shown that more than two thirds of us are still slumbering in a athy. It is you the people that make public centiment more powerful than lav. Do you know it? And law cannot ; be enforced without its support. Fellow citizens of St. Maarten, we.are now.living. in the 20th. centuary, -and not in the 15th. Y/ake up I And think for yourselves, learn your power of thoughts, by thinking and power of action by acting. Ycu must become receptive to the fact, that the interlectual development of the human race today, has been suddenly raised to a higher plane than that of our fathers and grandfathers —And we are on the brink of a mighty revolution in human thinking. An intelligent population is an asset to a government, but, ignorance is a liability and a hazard. Fellow citizens, nature endows us at birth with the instinctive desire for liberty and truth. But, whether because of negligence, or because of an inclination inherent in hunanity, it is still some what under bond, imposed upon it,