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WINDWaRD ISLANDS' OPINI
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SATUiiDAY FEBR. I, 1964
THE WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
Is published every Saturday It was
established by J.H. Lake,Srv on July 1,
1959 as a Deans of helping tp inprove
the social, economic, educational and
political conditions of the Windward Is-
lands 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 SECTION:
Mrs. B. Morales,
Marigot,
St. Martin,
F.W.I.
Printers: The People's Printcry
Tamarindesteeg NA. 8
Philipsburg
:
ST. MAARTEN GROWS AS fcgJISE PORT
.%*
A total of 18 cruises, representing an
increase of six over the figure for last
year, will have called at S^. Maarten in
the Netherlands Windward Islands by the
close of the 1963 64 season next April.
This evidence of the rapid rise in po-
pularity of this Caribbeanfipland as a
tourist port of call cane with the publi-
cation of the 1963-64 cruise schedules to
St. Maarten by the Netherlands Windward
Islands Information Center: In New York
City.
Travellers are finding numerous appeals
on the tiny island, not the smallest of
which is probably the freepert shopping
.facilities. Several nerchantB from St.
Maarten's nearby sister island of Curacao
are coving in and the names of stores
and shops long famous on Curacao, al-
ready known as the bargain center of
the Caribbean, are now appearing pro-
minently on St. Maarten. Beaches on '
the island are numerous and offer the
white powdered sand and crystal blue
water that have ranked Caribbean swim-
ming among the world's best.
Unique geographical and historic
feature of St. Maarten is the nation-
al character of the island: it is one-
half Dutch and one-half French, with
the characteristics of each national-
ity in evidence in its two capital
cities the Dutch Philipsburg and
the French Marigot. -.
With the exception of the Bergen
Line's Meteor, all the cruise ships on
the current schedule will be calling
this year at St. Maarten for the first
time. These include the Gripsholm
(Swedish American); the Oslofjord (Nor-
wegian American); the Atlantic (Ameri-
can Export) calling twice; the Jerusalem
(Ziin) calling twice; the Statendam
(Holland American); the Bergensfjord
(Norwegian American); and the Victoria
(incres), also calling twice.
Copies of the schedule may be ob-
tained by writing or phoning Nether-
lands landward Islands Information Cen-
ter, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New
York, New York 10020; phone JUdson 2-2655.
++++++++++++++++++++
DUTCH CABINET DEMANDS DESIGNATION OF
KIM's BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KLU's board of directors has accepted
a Dutch Cabinet demand for the resigna-r
tion of all 14 of its members. Three exe-
cutive directors, not board members
were asked to stay. Transport Minister
J. van .,iarsten told the Dutch parlia-
ment the resignations were necessary so
that the Government could select a new
group that might help improve EIM's
finances.
Chairman of the board is Dr. F.Q. den
Hollander and Prince Bernhard is a mem-
ber. The move follows persistent press
reports jn recent weeks of disagree-
ments on operational polity within the
t airline's top management and the an-
nouncement that executive wice presi-
dent E.H. Larlve will resign,*'.
Mr. Larive was called in 11 months a-
go to help reorganize KLM, The Govern-
ment holds 70 percent of KLM's shares
and appointed 9 of the 14 board members,
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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
Saturday fbhe/'i, 1964
The airline had a lose of 325 uillion ,
in both 1961 and 196a and ^executive di-
rectors estimate this yea?1!*, loss, will
be $15 million.

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vag on wBasafl/i.TEttH bridge stated.
Earlier this week the Public Work Dept,
started work On the construction of a
flew bridge at "Breakwater'!,1
The workers started by ''faring down"
the old bridge and as soon as this is
completed they will start building a
new one to replace it. j,; .
This is welcome news to'motorists -
Some of then (motorists) told our re-
porter ^that they hope all effort will be
made to- complete the construction of the
new bridge as soon as possible.
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MISS LYDIA BB00KS0N ON VIS
*
Vacationing here at present is Miss
Lydia Brooks on, daughter of^Mr. and Mrs
Julien Brookson of St. Janes, Marigot.
Miss Brookson who is also the sister
of the attractive Miss Olg-a Brookson

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graduated in Holland last year as a
midwife, after 5-years of study.
Before going to Holland to Study '
Miss Lydia lived rt Gravenhorst Str,
5, Brazil, Aruba, with her parents;
her father Mr. Julien Brookson is a
former employee of La|o.
After spending some time with her
parents and other relatives here, Miss
Lydia will return to Aruba, where she
plans to work.
The Windward Islands' Opinion congra-
tulates Miss Brookson on her accomplish-
ment and wishes her an enjoyable stay
in our midst.
U.S. SAILOBS BEHAVED WELL IT 80CIAL
DANCE
Li 1dan Beauperthuy proprietor of the
St. John's Ranch had made all arrange-
ments to keep a social dance at the
"Ranch" on Saturday January 25, 1964 -
Invitations were sent out The band
was contacted The dance was publicised
etc. etc. "Lil" as Mr, Beauperthuy
is called, did all this without the
knowledge that the US,S. "Sea Lion"
(submarine) would be in Philipsburg
harbour on this date However it hap-
pened that the U.S.S. "Sea Lion" dropped
anchor in Great Bay on Saturday
morning January 25.
"Lildan" was approached by cer--
tain Americans residing here and
asked if he (Lildan) would permit
members of the crew of the "Sea
Lion"to attend the dance, he readi-
ly consented.
The word went around that U.S.
.sailors would be at the dance and
a small group tried because of this
to boycott the dance. Though a
few persons who might have attend-
ed (if the sailors were not per-
mitted) did not show up, the boy-
cott was a complete failure.
A good crowd, including many
tourists, turned out and the many
crew members (sailors and officers)
. of the U.S.S. "Sea Lion" who at-
| tended behaved well and their gene-
ral -conduqt was a credit to them-
i selves as well as the great nation
which they represent.
V.'e had a little about this matter, and during our
talk, we asked him, why.he had
taken the risk of permitting the
sailors to attend the dance whan he
k" new that certain people would have


windward islands..1, opinion
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SATURDAY FEBR. 1, 1964
Six o'clock in the nornin' done break as
I is conin' down the head of the town'.
Man, you can see the hills white with.
nist behind the salt pond and the sun
vaguely conin' throu like the nenory of
a one year love affaire.
T'is cool and I is wonderin1 if faint
so it does be in Holland. So while I won-
derin' there so by neself ups cones a
figure I recognize long tine before I see
hin. T'is Chinchiri, nan; t'is Chinchiri
conin' down the road. And he'n conin'
down so slow neither, you know. He nakin'
real sticks, boy. So an sayin' to neself
I wonder what brin'gin' hin down here this
fore-day nornin' all excited up and thing.
He nust be escapin' fon sone racket or
other. But faint no racket he gettin'
way fori Cause when he reach abreast-o-
ne t'is "nornin Buzz," he shoutin' loud
like he's a cock crowin' the nornin' a-
wake. We all knows Chinchiri well. He's
the peaceful type o* fella I polite,
agreeable; he laugh a lot a lot. But
when it cones to the truth he'n got no
water in he nouth at all, at all. He
does get around good with a lot of then
teachers, he say then is the kind of
people to sociate with. "Renenber", he
does say, "they got to teach you ehildrn"
You see hin there laughin*, don't fOol
youself. He does read plenty, plenty.
In he own words he does say, "don't >
trust a nan who does read a lot, don*t '"~
trust hin, boy." The local boys does %
: like to sociate with hin, too, cause he
J know bout life and thing. ;
So he up and says 'Mornin' Buzz."
What you doin1?." Buzz, is he nicknane
. d
for ne.
"I takin' it-light, nan, I takin'
it light." I tells hin and he falls
in step with ne^c but you can see he's
studyin' be own grains to sky after
hirij Bon't,know where he got that ex-
pression fon. Sonewhere up the is Ian',
I suppose..He use to sail sone tine
ago too, you know.;'
"I thought a fire was soneplace -
judgin' fon the speed you cone down
the road with."
"Kya Kya". Chinchiri burst OTit
laughin' and then he start laughin'
again. I thought he ends woulda cone
right.there. Then he turn serious like
in a joke, but he'n jokin1 don,11
fret you fat.
"Look", he, start out "you see I fool
you. Boy, you people easy to fool. You.
think I was laughin' for true, Naw,han.
That just to show you how easy you
people is to fool. I was only practicin*,
what-you-laughin* for laugh. You know,
you got all kinds of laughs. I goin'
nane a few; week-a-day laugh Sunday
laugh when-you-want-a-drinka-run laugh -
hypocrite laugh------"
"But how you can know one fon the
ether?" I'interrupt hin.
"Don't worry; every foci nust open he
eyes before he diel Renenber this though:
a slap on the back and a laugh fron
the stouach with no creases in the
eyes can hake you say things you don't
understan* and regret later." serious
like he dead.
"I can't find you at all, at all, ne
boy. Chinchiri L where te be you is,
huh?" I confuse* I confuse like hell.
"Right here, by boy, right here."
And with a wicced goin' on he face he
stretch out he hand for ne to touch as
proof.
"You well jokey this blessed nornin' J
What you want ne to do now tickle
neself or what?".
Morasse
j U.S. SAI..ORS
(Continued frou page 3)
triec; toboycott the dance because of
this.^ "5jj*k" Lilr replied: "Isn't the
cre^ of "the "Sen Lion" continuously
risking their lives for the protection
of tnt free world, and therefore for
our protection also? ... I an ashaned
that ,there are scoe people in our con-
nunity who would object to us giving
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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
SATURDAY FEBR. 1." 1964
these sailors a chance to enjoy then-
selves while on our shores ... As for
myself," Lil, continued: "I have much -
to be grateful to the American people
for, you see, as a young man I earned
ny first dollar in America and I an al-
ways prepared to make Americans feel at
hone here, whether they be residence
of this island, tomrists or men of the
Arm Forces,"
LETTiMS TO THE EDITOR
(Not the responsibility of the Editor)
x
St. Maarten
January 30th.
1964.
Dear Mr. Lake,
Allow me to
I beg space in
your much ap-
[preciated paper
for the follow-
ing:
As I was walk-
ing down the
street, as the
old saying
would go, and
in doing so pass
ed the monument.
Lo and behold
what should I
see but a sign
or notice rathek*
on our War
Memorial. This
would attract
the attention
of even a for-'
>J ...
eigner, and in-
quisitive as I
am I wanted to "'' T'-'
read this notice as I thought it a
very peculiar place for anyone to place
a notice. However when I read this no-
tice I was stagnated and deeply insulted
by what I read.
To the one who placed this notice .
let me say these few words: I'm quite
sure you wouldn't think of putting such
a notice on the tomb of one of your
relatives, now how do you think we feel
when we see a notice advertising a"bull
fight" next to the ball field in the
Quarter, placed on a monument that re-
presents hundreds of our Antilian ~
friends and relatives who gave their
ST, MAARTEN TRADING COMPANY
Mainstreet Philipsburg
-General merchandise-
Groceries Household arti-
cles bicycles hardware
Cosmetics Suitcases -
Ladies, Gents & Children
wear.
COLD STORAGE AND FRESE VEGETABLES
Prop. J. P. CONNER
lives without question for our good,
islands ???
4 would like to bring this to the
attention of our people as I feel
that being a citizen and one who lost
a good family friend during the war I
have a sacred right to do so.
I would like to make an appeal to
the person who did this. DO NOT LET
SUCH A THING HAPPEN AGAIN!
Yours Truly,
Morgan P. Janes
+ + +
Dear Editor;
Please publish the following in your
well read paper:
It would seem
that quite a few
people are under
the impression that
the question of
the road in the
section called
Hameau-du-Pont is
a recent matter.
Not such a thing.
The very first
time that the
subject was put
forth to the board
of Administration,
was in the year
1953 by me, who
was at that tine a
member of the Coun-
cil presided over ---
by Elie Fleming;
who in turn was
completing the tern
of the deceased
Louis Constant
Fleming. From then
on I have been
hammering for a road
to take the sick
and dead out of
that village. Even after retiring from
that assembly I have been carrying on
the battle As presiden t of a recog-
nized Union, I gathered some of my mem-
bers and called on the, then Mayor for
a public enterview to solve that and
many other problens in the behalf of ny
beautiful, but poor and unfortunate
St. Martin. Certain decisions were im-
nid iately taken, but this had to be-
studied keenly; because we had to take
into consideration, Article 545 of the
French Civil Code, which reads:
" Nul ne Peut tre contraint de ce*der



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WINDWARD ISLANDS" OPINION
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SATURDAY FEBR. 1 1964
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H 0 L S U L'
White Bread
'Thole '/heat Bread
Rye Bread
Sandwich or.Hamburger Buns
V/eane or Hot-dog Buns
Dinner Piolls .,
Brown-n-serve Rolls
&

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
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SEALTEST ICECR&iM
Icecream sandwiches
bars

Toffee krunch bars
. Deluxe fudgesicles
. Flavoursi Vanilla, Chocolate, Strewberry, Butter
! alnond, Cherry vanilla, Vanilla fudge, Neapolitan,
\, Coffee, Cherry nugget, Vanilla orange.
ALSO DIETETIC IC^CREiili
ICECREAM stocked in 3^onz. to 2 l/2-gallon containers
CANDIES, In Various iisscrtments
AT
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F R 0 S T 0 N S SHOP
Frontstreet
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Philipsburg
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FBOSTON'S SHOP
Close to V/harf
Marigot
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sa pfoprie'te' si ce n'est pour cause d'utilite publique et noyennant une juste e#;. ..,,
prlalable indemnite"". -\' *
Yes no one is obliged to give his property unless he is paid for it. So the case
was priding but quickly after Mr. Elie Fleming was thrown ooi" of power and' it was
an easy matter for his successors to carry out this plan and collect the merits -
If there is anyone today trying to dim my merits he is just wasting his time. Eor
the truth is a powerful tool For again I say It is not the looks that makes a
man it is his ability I am also accused of not fulfilling my duties as member
of this Administration; dear readers the story would take about a doa%n articles
for it woul be a very long story to explain raw facts. Anyway be satisfied with
this dear friends. Pierre Jones is none of those that you can twist; and wheel about
as you see fit I am perfectly conscious of my duty, toward my homeland, but L re-
fuse and will ever refuse to be used as a tool, to suit the purposes of others,
I love St. Martin and will ever fight for its emancipation. Our f/,re parents shed
their precious blood to rid humanity Qf,physical slavery so we jtheir descendants
must coritinue the figh't to rid ourselves of something no less montstruous: Economic
slavery. Such should be the attitude of all well thinking men, aim of pride and
dignity, men that will for one moment;'forget their new splendor rto study what can
be doneio'alividte the economic pressure set upon the needy and. hungry of this
island but be sure to understand me dear readers This is not; asking those who
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ary measures to prevent the poor man
from spending in five minutes, what he
has taken a whole life time to earn -
in other words. Figfct by all means the
rising and crushing cost of life. We
that can afford ourselves a tasty meal
must never think that so is the case
with the vast mayor!ty today there are
millions of underfed people throughout
the world those\are the people that
are having\ ay attention and should
attract the attention of our adminis-
tration of which I'am a member.
Something should be done Sooner or
later something will! be done in the
poor man's behalf I can assure you
dear readers, that up to this present
in that Regard nothing has been done -
In 1964 there will be( an increase of
taxes, fo|* our communal bidget must
be balanced one way or the other We
know it cannot be by suppressing ex-
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IwTNDWABD ISLANDS' OPINION'
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SATUaPAY FEBB. 1, 1064
Ad look at all you get: 4-door convenience, 4-
speed trantmission, heater, defroster, automatic
choke, electric windshield wipers, and resettable
daily mileage indicator...all standard equipment!
And SIMCA delivers gasoline mileage that can
aave you hundreds of dollars a year. What's more,
SIMCA's handling qualities are superb, because
f perfect balance, through front-engine design.
Turning ia^asy, and parking's a snap. Parts and
service? fjiywherm! Come in for a test drive soon.
PENSES OB EMPLOYMENT so it
must be the other way; in-
creasing our taxes. At the
end who will bear the pains?
Of course the poor oy in-
tention is not to attract
^.enemies in writing this
article, for I am at- .
tacking no one. Ju9t ex-
pressing my way of seeing
things so no one must
feel annoyed about my way 1
of expressing myself. I
always and will always
remain a blunt speaker.
So I expect very few friends
But that is my duty as
public representative I
have been elected by a
population to defend it's
rights and for the short
time that remain I shall
do it fearlessly regardless
of who it may offend -
Taxes must be paid. No
country can evolve without
it What I am asking my
fellow-members is to take
tine to study and discuss
the yearly budget that is
presented to them And to
foru a couuittee to control
all expenses made for that
year According to the
French constitution six
weeks are allowed to dis-
cuss the budget. In a
small community as St.
Martin it can be done in
three days those are my
arguments which some peo-
ple term as nonsense, but
which are reality, full of
meaning and sense.
We' must allow no one to get away with the belief that he is the only one with
brains. We the municipal councillors must be able to show the population that we
are-worthy af-the cntrfidehce they placed in us. In other words we must help our
beloved Mayor in his tremendous task in helping him to better and not to permit
him to believe that everything he does or says is right; for he is just human and
every human being is fallible in other words to see through their own eyes and
use'their own brains.
Take this for granted for anything that is submitted to my approval and I per-
ceive that it is for the benefit of my country, I am the first to approve regard-
less 6f what may be said.
And remember this, Councillors of St. Martin; collectively you vote your laws' 'and
it! is up to the Mayor to see them executed in other words YOU are the BOSS.
'I close dear readers by saying:
Vive La France
SIMCA
W. B0EDIE" DE WEEVER
MAINSTREET PHILIPSBURG ST. MAARTEN
of
n
Vive Notre Cher St. Martin
Pierre Jones
Marigot, St. Martin
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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
SATURDAY FEBR. 1, 1964
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FOR SALE
1- Double bed
1- Dining-room set
1- gas-stove
Glass wares and dishes
1- Lambretta Scooter 150cc
in good condition.
Philips lamps
Blue and Yellow curtains
For information contact:
Mrs. van Yperen at Point
Blanche, between the hours
of 9 a.m. to noon and after
6 o'clock in the. evening
+
1- 4-wheel drive Willis
Jeep CJ-5 (New)
Contact: E. Tackling at
St. Martin Motors
Marigot.
3- Cars:- two 1962, Simca 1000,
one 1063 Renault 4L,
plus one scrap Simca
1000, sold as one
lot and priced to
sell.
1- 18-Ft. boat with 28-H.P.
motor and other assesso*ies.
Contact: Bobby Fleming at Ma-
rigot or J.K. Lake,Sr.
at Philipsburg
1-.Electric refrigerator, brand:
"Frigedaire" as good as new.
Contact: Alphonse O'Connor at
home in Philipsburg
between the hours of 5
i .. p.m. and 7 p.m.
i +
1- Electric plant, 1200 watts
as good as new.
Contact: J.H. Lake,Sr. in Philips-
Burg. +
WANTED
One baker or a man or boy with
aptitude for baking.
Contact: Editor of. this paper
J,H. Lake,Sr.
Eulogy composed by a 15 year old Con-
vent school student, daughter of a New
Citv ooliceman, Barbara Jones and pub-
lished in the newspaper: "Journal Ameri-
can'
A SPECIAL DELIVERY FROM HEAVEN
' To: The Kennedy family
From: J. F. K.
Sorry I had to leave right away
I look down and smile at you evry day
Little Patrick asks to say "hi"
I love you, I'm happy so please don't
cry.
And Caroline I'd like to say
How proud Daddy was of you that day
When you stood like a lady and watched
me go by
And doing as Mommy.did, you tried not
to cry.
Little John, now you are the big man
So take care of Moony the best you can
You were just like a soldier, that salute
was so brave
Thanks for the flag that you placed on
my grave.
And Jackie, there was no time for good-
byes
But I'm sure you could read the fare-
well in my eyes
Watch over our children and love them for
me
I'll treasure your love through eternity.
So please carry on as you did before
< "Til all of us meet on Heaven's bright
shore
Remember I love you, remember I care
I'll always be with you, though you
don't see me there
Love
Jack.
CAY BAY GETS ,dJT0&iTIC TELEPHONE
Earlier this week Cay Bay wasihooked-
up to the new Automatic telephone
system, and now people living in this
area can enjoy the convenience of dial
telephone.


WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION 10 SATURDAY FEBR. 1, 1964

_ i t
The new management of the former JACK TOOL'S GROCERY
Situated at Cul-de-Sac, now operated under the name of:
"FOOD CENTRE INC."
Offers you a large assortment of groceries an,i other supplies at low
prices JJ
Complete Self-service
The Week'3 special offer:
8 bars of Castella soap
1 tin Pineapple juice 46-onz.
Liquid Castella "Vasswas" (large)
Nescafe 170-graias.
Fls. 1.
Fls. 0.75
Fls. 0.65
Fls. 1.90
' i
FOOD CENTRE FOOD EDEN
.-< ..Tel: 2315
At present, Philipsburg, a part of
Cul-de-Sac, Little Bay and Cay Bay have
fully automatic dial telephones And
according to information from a reliable
source, next week Simpsonbay and the
Juliana Airport will also be hooked-up
to the system.
After Simpsonbay, the next project will
be the pier at Point Blanche.
++++++++++++++++++
CRASH LANDING AT JULLiNA ^IRPORT
On Friday Jan. 31, at 3:88 p.m., 7
minutes after take-off, a twin-engine
Beach-craft plane crash landed on the
shoulder of the Juliana Airport landing
strip.
Sixto Diaz-Saldana, a young Puerto
Rican pilot landed his' twin-engine
Beach-craft plane with a load of frozen
foods (meats, chicken etc.) safely at
the Juliana Airport After unloading
the supplies for St. Maarten Sixto
took-off for Anguilla with the rest of
the frozen stuff, at 2:58 p.m. One
minute after take-off, ,?ixto reported to
the Juliana Airport's tower that-one of
his engines had shut-off and that he
was returning to the Juliana Airport -
Shortly after he informed the tower that
his landing gears had stuck and that
he was going to crash land on the
right shoulder (from West to East) of
the landing strip.
A large number of people who were
at the airport awaiting the arrival
of the K.L.M. plane from Curacao;
watched in horror as Sixto brought
his plane down in flames.
Within seconds after the aircraft
crash landed, 1st. Class police officer
C. van de Weijer assisted by local
firemen, A.F. Richardson and R.B.
Peterson were on the spot and in a short
time had the flames under control. The
pilot who had been able to keep his
head all along'emerged from the plane
unharmed, but in a state of shock.
All parties concerned (the operator
on duty in the tower, L. Cannegieter,
his aid F. Arnell, the pilot Sixto)
did a good job, but special credit is
due to C. van de Weijer, A. F. Richard-
son and R.B. Peterson of the Fire
Department.
+++++++++++++++++++
drive safely the life you save may be
your own::
+++++++++++++++++++


Y/INWARD ISLANDS' "OPINION
C A RIB AIR SCHEDULES
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 20, 1963
MONDAYS THURSDAYS SATURDAYS
Arrive St, Maarten at 10:14 a.m.
Depart St. Maarten at 10:30 a.n.
And on
SUNDAYS
Arrive St. Maarten at 4:04 p.n.
Depart St. Maarten at 4:20 p.n,
CONNECTIONS TO ST. CROIX
MONDAYS THURSDAYS SATURDAYS
Arrive St, Thonas 11:20 a.n.
Depart St. Thonas 2:45 p.n.
SUNDAYS
Arrive St. Thonas 5:10 p.n.
Depart St. Thonas 5:35 p.n.
Please Reconfirn Your Reservation
Check In At Airport 45 Minutes Before Flight Arrival

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WTNTC7ABI) ISLANDS' OPINION i M TURDAY FEBR. 1. 1&64 AGFA AKAI ASAHI BELL & HOWELL BO LEX BRAUN CANON CaRL ZEISS CROW DURST ELMO SUMI6 EXAKTA FUJIYA EASSELBLAD KAUMAB KODAK KO>:AFLEX LEICA LINHOF MAMTYA MINOLTA MINOX NIKON OLYMPUS POLAROID REVERE RICOH ROLLEIFLEX SAMQCA Si,NKYO SCHNEIDER SONY WALZ WESTON WOLL2NSAK YASHICA ZEISS IKON Photografjc & Electronic Equipment from every Corner of the World P QALBERT Cj. W A T H E Y INSURANCE AGENT FATUM The Netherlands of Ofc> I 4^ C*0 Complete Coverage ACCIDENT INSURANCE ANNUITY INSURANCE AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CONSEQUENTLY LOSS INSUELJTCE EDUCiTION^iL INSU&iNCE FIRE INSURANCE GLASS INSUErtNCE HOSPIT^LIZHTION INSURANCE LIABILITY INSURANCE LIFE INSURANCE LUGiAGE INSURANCE MARINE INSURANCE MEDICAL EXPENSES INSURANCE PENSION PLAN DJSURiNCE (For Group & Individuals) TRAVEL-ACCIDENT INSURANCE TROUSSEAU INSURANCE > PHILIPS BURG ST.. MAARTEN P.O. Box 18 w SINT MAARTEN ARUBA CURiC/iO ary measures to prevent the poor man from spending in five minutes, what he has taken a whole life time to earn in other words. Figfct by all means the rising and crushing cost of life. We that can afford ourselves a tasty meal must never think that so is the case with the vast mayor!ty today there are millions of underfed people throughout the world those\are the people that are having\ ay attention and should attract the attention of our administration of which I'am a member. Something should be done Sooner or later something will! be done in the poor man's behalf I can assure you dear readers, that up to this present • in that Regard nothing has been done In 1964 there will be( an increase of taxes, fo|* our communal bidget must be balanced one way or the other We know it cannot be by suppressing ex\



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WINDWARD ISLANDS.. 1 OPINION \ SATURDAY FEBR. 1, 1964 Six o'clock in the nornin' done break as I is conin' down the head of the town'. Man, you can see the hills white with. • nist behind the salt pond and the sun vaguely conin' throu like the nenory of a one year love affaire. T'is cool and I is wonderin 1 if faint so it does be in Holland. So while I wonderin' there so by neself ups cones a figure I recognize long tine before I see hin. T'is Chinchiri, nan; t'is Chinchiri conin' down the road. And he'n conin' down so slow neither, you know. He nakin' real sticks, boy. So an sayin' to neself I wonder what brin'gin' hin down here this fore-day nornin' all excited up and thing. He nust be escapin' fon sone racket or other. But faint no racket he gettin' way fori Cause when he reach abreast-one t'is "nornin Buzz," he shoutin' loud like he's a cock crowin' the nornin' awake. We all knows Chinchiri well. He's the peaceful type o* fella I polite, agreeable; he laugh a lot a lot. But when it cones to the truth he'n got no water in he nouth at all, at all. He does get around good with a lot of then teachers, he say then is the kind of people to sociate with. "Renenber", he does say, "they got to teach you ehildrn" You see hin there laughin*, don't fOol youself. He does read plenty, plenty. In he own words he does say, "don't > trust a nan who does read a lot, don*t '"~ trust hin, boy." The local boys does % : % %  like to sociate with hin, too, cause he J know bout life and thing. ; So he up and says 'Mornin' Buzz." What you doin 1 ?." Buzz, is he nicknane d for ne. "I takin' itl igh t, nan, I takin' it light." I tells hin and he falls in step with ne^c but you can see he's studyin' be own grains to sky after hirij Bon't,know where he got that expression fon. Sonewhere up the is Ian', I suppose..He use to sail sone tine ago too, you know.;' "I thought a fire was soneplace judgin' fon the speed you cone down the road with." "Kya Kya". Chinchiri burst OTit laughin' and then he start laughin' again. I thought he ends woulda cone right.there. Then he turn serious like in a joke, but he'n jokin 1 don, 1 1 fret you fat. "Look", he, start out "you see I fool you. Boy, you people easy to fool. You. think I was laughin' for true, Naw,han. That just to show you how easy you people is to fool. I was only practicin*, what-you-laughin* for laugh. You know, you got all kinds of laughs. I goin' nane a few; week-a-day laugh Sunday laugh when-you-want-a-drinka-run laugh hypocrite laugh "But how you can know one fon the ether?" I'interrupt hin. • "Don't worry; every foci nust open he eyes before he diel Renenber this though: a slap on the back and a laugh fron the stouach with no creases in the eyes can hake you say things you don't understan* and regret later." serious like he dead. "I can't find you at all, at all, ne boy. Chinchiri L where te be you is, huh?" I confuse* I confuse like hell. "Right here, by boy, right here." And with a wicced goin' on he face he stretch out he hand for ne to touch as proof. "You well jokey this blessed nornin' J What you want ne to do now tickle neself or what?". Morasse j U.S. SAI..ORS (Continued frou page 3) triec; toboycott the dance because of this.^ "5jj*k" Lil r replied: "Isn't the cre^ of "the "Sen Lion" continuously risking their lives for the protection of tnt free world, and therefore for our protection also? ... I an ashaned that ,there are scoe people in our connunity who would object to us giving %  % 



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'J %  %  U-. WINDWARD ISLANDS" OPINION / L :. •SATURDAY FEBR. 1 1964 Y I H 0 L S U L' White Bread 'Thole '/heat Bread Rye Bread Sandwich or.Hamburger Buns V/eane or Hot-dog Buns Dinner Piolls ., Brown-n-serve Rolls & 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 f >•' %  ; SEALTEST ICECR&iM Icecream sandwiches bars %  %  Toffee krunch bars Deluxe fudgesicles Flavoursi Vanilla, Chocolate, Strewberry, Butter alnond, Cherry vanilla, Vanilla fudge, Neapolitan, \, Coffee, Cherry nugget, Vanilla orange. ALSO DIETETIC IC^CREiili ICECREAM stocked in 3^onz. to 2 l/2-gallon containers CANDIES In Various iisscrtments AT %  F R 0 S T 0 N S SHOP Frontstreet i ri %  I :M ^ Philipsburg r-X : 0 R FBOSTON'S SHOP Close to V/harf Marigot A m sa pfoprie'te' si ce n'est pour cause d'utilite publique et noyennant une juste e#;. ..,, prlalable indemnite"". -\' Yes no one is obliged to give his property unless he is paid for it. So the case was priding but quickly after Mr. Elie Fleming was thrown ooi" of power and' it was an easy matter for his successors to carry out this plan and collect the merits If there is anyone today trying to dim my merits he is just wasting his time. Eor the truth is a powerful tool For again I say It is not the looks that makes a man it is his ability I am also accused of not fulfilling my duties as member of this Administration; dear readers the story would take about a doa%n articles for it woul be a very long story to explain raw facts. Anyway be satisfied with this dear friends. Pierre Jones is none of those that you can twist; and wheel about as you see fit I am perfectly conscious of my duty, toward my homeland, but L refuse and will ever refuse to be used as a tool, to suit the purposes of others, I love St. Martin and will ever fight for its emancipation. Our f/,re parents shed their precious blood to rid humanity Qf,physical slavery so we j t heir descendants must coritinue the figh't to rid ourselves of something no less montstruous: Economic slavery. Such should be the attitude of all well thinking men, aim of pride and dignity men that will for one moment;'forget their new splendor rto study what can be doneio'alividte the economic pressure set upon the needy and. hungry of this island but be sure to understand me dear readers This is not; asking those who are in P


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Y/INWARD ISLANDS' "OPINION C A RIB AIR SCHEDULES EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 20, 1963 MONDAYS THURSDAYS SATURDAYS Arrive St, Maarten at 10:14 a.m. Depart St. Maarten at 10:30 a.n. And on SUNDAYS Arrive St. Maarten at 4:04 p.n. Depart St. Maarten at 4:20 p.n, CONNECTIONS TO ST. CROIX MONDAYS THURSDAYS SATURDAYS Arrive St, Thonas 11:20 a.n. Depart St. Thonas 2:45 p.n. SUNDAYS Arrive St. Thonas 5:10 p.n. Depart St. Thonas 5:35 p.n. Please Reconfirn Your Reservation Check In At Airport 45 Minutes Before Flight Arrival • D U P 0 N T P A I.NT.S. ONCE TRIED A L W AYS P P. E F E R E D Available at F. W. V 1 A U N & SON Philipsburg St. Maarten Autonotive Lacquers & Enanels Vinyl, Latex, Tufcote Enanel, Duco Enanel, & Varnishes %  • % 



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION 10 SATURDAY FEBR. 1, 1964 i t The new management of the former J A C K TOOL'S GROCERY Situated at Cul-de-Sac, now operated under the name of: "FOOD CENTRE INC." Offers you a large assortment of groceries an ,i other supplies at low prices JJ Complete Self-service The Week'3 special offer: 8 bars of Castella soap 1 tin Pineapple juice 46-onz. Liquid Castella "Vasswas" (large) Nescafe 170-graias. Fls. 1.— Fls. 0.75 Fls. 0.65 Fls. 1.90 i FOOD CENTRE FOOD EDEN .-< ..Tel: 2315 At present, Philipsburg, a part of Cul-de-Sac, Little Bay and Cay Bay have fully automatic dial telephones And according to information from a reliable source, next week Simpsonbay and the Juliana Airport will also be hooked-up to the system. After Simpsonbay, the next project will be the pier at Point Blanche. ++++++++++++++++++ CRASH LANDING AT JULLiNA ^IRPORT On Friday Jan. 31, at 3:88 p.m., 7 minutes after take-off, a twin-engine Beach-craft plane crash landed on the shoulder of the Juliana Airport landing strip. Sixto Diaz-Saldana, a young Puerto Rican pilot landed his' twin-engine Beach-craft plane with a load of frozen foods (meats, chicken etc.) safely at the Juliana Airport After unloading the supplies for St. Maarten Sixto took-off for Anguilla with the rest of the frozen stuff, at 2:58 p.m. One minute after take-off, ,?ixto reported to the Juliana Airport's tower that%  one of his engines had shut-off and that he was returning to the Juliana Airport Shortly after he informed the tower that his landing gears had stuck and that he was going to crash land on the right shoulder (from West to East) of the landing strip. A large number of people who were at the airport awaiting the arrival of the K.L.M. plane from Curacao; watched in horror as Sixto brought his plane down in flames. Within seconds after the aircraft crash landed, 1st. Class police officer C. van de Weijer assisted by local firemen, A.F. Richardson and R.B. Peterson were on the spot and in a short time had the flames under control. The pilot who had been able to keep his head all along'emerged from the plane unharmed, but in a state of shock. All parties concerned (the operator on duty in the tower, L. Cannegieter, his aid F. Arnell, the pilot Sixto) did a good job, but special credit is due to C. van de Weijer, A. F. Richardson and R.B. Peterson of the Fire Department. +++++++++++++++++++ DRIVE SAFELY THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAY BE YOUR OWN: : +++++++++++++++++++



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r/IND" 'ASP ISL/JTOS' OPINION PEILIPSBU11G UTILITIES COMPANY INC T5B FEILBSBtOG UTILITIES CO. INC-, IN F3UNTSTESJF pin f'p'sB u'a G EAS AfifeJN iiEC-JVED.TE-i LA2GS SEELEXA CLOTHES PRESSES. TEIS F.iESS IS U&OS OF -iSn/OCD AND COKES COlaPLETE JITE KB&j LAEGE SLELVES, .I^JiGING COiE >EiTi I3NT FOE DEESSES AND SUITS JiiTu BoTE DOCiS *;/lTif LddlC ANIJ iOSfS. TE, SIZE IS 60 EIGIES HI, 47 1/2 IECEES V/ILE, AN1E21 EMCEES E.iEP. TEE SHffLSXA %  P3ESS IS IN ZTOQM AMD IS SO E.SY TO SET DP. TOGSR25E WITH THIS P&ffiS YOU EdUEIVE KS GLUE, 1E3 LOCKS, KEYS, aHE >;LL INSTRUCTIONS TEAT UAXE SETTING UP TEE i-ESS V2H3T SaSY. TEE EtICE ONLY FL. 01.50 1 1 1 111! BUY SIKPLEXA FQSi&BS AT TO PEILIPSBUKG UTILITIES CO INC., IN FEONTST-EETT FKILIPSBUnG



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY FBHE/'I, 1964 The airline had a lose of 325 uillion in both 1961 and 196a and ^executive directors estimate this yea? 1 !*, loss, will be $15 million. %  • ••••••••••••••• %  • %  • a • •• %  • • %  %  %  %  • %  a • • f r • ( vag ON w Basafl/i.TEtt H BRIDGE STATED Earlier this week the Public Work Dept, started work On the construction of a flew bridge at "Breakwater'!,1 The workers started by ''faring down" the old bridge and as soon as this is completed they will start building a new one to replace it. j, ; This is welcome news to'motorists Some of then (motorists) told our reporter ^that they hope all effort will be made tocomplete the construction of the new bridge as soon as possible. §fcfe&w9£'&£§§§§ MISS LYDIA BB00KS0N ON VIS Vacationing here at present is Miss Lydia Brooks on, daughter of^Mr. and Mrs Julien Brookson of St. Janes, Marigot. Miss Brookson who is also the sister of the attractive Miss Olg-a Brookson Crossword AOIQSS 1. Umki Cnwfbk 4. A .lifte olteM 9. Gtm£ mm 12. So* 13. A— li.Ukol uric add 17. Mtdc • %  i it i 1L Ittkad 19. Hi-r.1 .prir 20. Sorfcl lawn 2L Af|luiid K.GnM KStadar rt.fmtltmH 2*.BtedkMrd 2*. tafi SBHI 31. Ate. 32. Im IS. I.H....I..: mitix M. Wordo* 22. UMr Mm 23. Weird K lit. 23. Cl— 26. W.in* du* I 29. Pronounce* fuiliy 33. SprUt flown M. LOT 54 firior gune 38. GMfalmdaiilk 39. BrwilU. parrot Baccate ioUd 41. Link devil A number O.Jtei DiMK <*. Eiu Solution of Puzzle in Next Week's Issue 36. ladiu iriW 37. Good. (abbr.) M. Pan of fact 39. NiatM. <2. Da, of.** 45. lUcoltoo. 17. SaV Higk. *Tnte 5fl.Sp-i.kWk DOWN I 2 3 |v j{ V > i ||7 1 | 1 jpr gpF JIJI JT H, HLo %  "** *-*' •' %  IH^" ST* w %  (" ** ** r Fi tar" l w = 3 c: Jt graduated in Holland last year as a midwife, after 5-years of study. Before going to Holland to Study Miss Lydia lived rt Gravenhorst Str, 5, Brazil, Aruba, with her parents; her father Mr. Julien Brookson is a former employee of La|o. After spending some time with her parents and other relatives here, Miss Lydia will return to Aruba, where she plans to work. The Windward Islands' Opinion congratulates Miss Brookson on her accomplishment and wishes her an enjoyable stay in our midst. U.S. SAILOBS BEHAVED WELL IT 80CIAL DANCE Li 1dan Beauperthuy proprietor of the St. John's Ranch had made all arrangements to keep a social dance at the "Ranch" on Saturday January 25, 1964 Invitations were sent out The band was contacted The dance was publicised etc. etc. "Lil" as Mr, Beauperthuy is called, did all this without the knowledge that the US,S. "Sea Lion" (submarine) would be in Philipsburg harbour on this date However it happened that the U.S.S. "Sea Lion" dropped anchor in Great Bay on Saturday morning January 25. "Lildan" was approached by cer-tain Americans residing here and asked if he (Lildan) would permit members of the crew of the "Sea Lion"to attend the dance, he readily consented. The word went around that U.S. .sailors would be at the dance and a small group tried because of this to boycott the dance. Though a few persons who might have attended (if the sailors were not permitted) did not show up, the boycott was a complete failure. A good crowd, including many tourists, turned out and the many crew members (sailors and officers) of the U.S.S. "Sea Lion" who at| tended behaved well and their gene%  ral -conduqt was a credit to themi selves as well as the great nation which they represent. V.'e had a little


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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY FEBR. 1." 1964 these sailors a chance to enjoy thenselves while on our shores ... As for myself," Lil, continued: "I have much to be grateful to the American people for, you see, as a young man I earned ny first dollar in America and I an always prepared to make Americans feel at hone here, whether they be residence of this island, tomrists or men of the Arm Forces," LETTiMS TO THE EDITOR (Not the responsibility of the Editor) x St. Maarten January 30th. 1964. Dear Mr. Lake, Allow me to I beg space in your much ap[preciated paper for the following: As I was walking down the street, as the old saying would go, and in doing so pass ed the monument. Lo and behold what should I see but a sign or notice rathek* on our War Memorial. This would attract the attention of even a for-' >J ... eigner, and inquisitive as I am I wanted to "' %  T %  read this notice as I thought it a very peculiar place for anyone to place a notice. However when I read this notice I was stagnated and deeply insulted by what I read. To the one who placed this notice let me say these few words: I'm quite sure you wouldn't think of putting such a notice on the tomb of one of your relatives, now how do you think we feel when we see a notice advertising a"bull fight" next to the ball field in the Quarter, placed on a monument that represents hundreds of our Antilian ~ friends and relatives who gave their ST, MAARTEN TRADING COMPANY Mainstreet Philipsburg -General merchandiseGroceries Household articles bicycles hardware Cosmetics Suitcases Ladies, Gents & Children wear. COLD STORAGE AND FRESE VEGETABLES Prop. J. P. CONNER lives without question for our good, islands ??? 4 would like to bring this to the attention of our people as I feel that being a citizen and one who lost a good family friend during the war I have a sacred right to do so. I would like to make an appeal to the person who did this. DO NOT LET SUCH A THING HAPPEN AGAIN! Yours Truly, Morgan P. Janes + + + Dear Editor; Please publish the following in your well read paper: It would seem that quite a few people are under the impression that the question of the road in the section called Hameau-du-Pont is a recent matter. Not such a thing. The very first time that the subject was put forth to the board of Administration, was in the year 1953 by me, who was at that tine a member of the Council presided over --by Elie Fleming; who in turn was completing the tern of the deceased Louis Constant Fleming. From then on I have been hammering for a road to take the sick and dead out of that village. Even after retiring from that assembly I have been carrying on the battle As presiden t of a recognized Union, I gathered some of my members and called on the, then Mayor for a public enterview to solve that and many other problens in the behalf of ny beautiful, but poor and unfortunate St. Martin. Certain decisions were imnid iately taken, but this had to bestudied keenly; because we had to take into consideration, Article 545 of the French Civil Code, which reads: Nul ne Peut §tre contraint de ce*der


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IwTNDWABD ISLANDS' OPINION' 8 SATUaPAY FEBB. 1, 1064 Ad look at all you get: 4-door convenience, 4speed trantmission, heater, defroster, automatic choke, electric windshield wipers, and resettable daily mileage indicator...all standard equipment! And SIMCA delivers gasoline mileage that can aave you hundreds of dollars a year. What's more, SIMCA's handling qualities are superb, because f perfect balance, through front-engine design. Turning ia^asy, and parking's a snap. Parts and service? fjiywherm! Come in for a test drive soon. PENSES OB EMPLOYMENT so it must be the other way; increasing our taxes. At the end who will bear the pains? Of course the poor oy intention is not to attract ^.enemies in writing this article, for I am at. tacking no one. Ju9t expressing my way of seeing things so no one must feel annoyed about my way 1 of expressing myself. I always and will always remain a blunt speaker. So I expect very few friends But that is my duty as public representative I have been elected by a population to defend it's rights and for the short time that remain I shall do it fearlessly regardless of who it may offend Taxes must be paid. No country can evolve without it What I am asking my fellow-members is to take tine to study and discuss the yearly budget that is presented to them And to foru a couuittee to control all expenses made for that year According to the French constitution six weeks are allowed to discuss the budget. In a small community as St. Martin it can be done in three days those are my arguments which some people term as nonsense, but which are reality, full of meaning and sense. We' must allow no one to get away with the belief that he is the only one with brains. We the municipal councillors must be able to show the population that we are-worthy af-the cntrfidehce they placed in us. In other words we must help our beloved Mayor in his tremendous task in helping him to better and not to permit him to believe that everything he does or says is right; for he is just human and every human being is fallible in other words to see through their own eyes and use'their own brains. Take this for granted for anything that is submitted to my approval and I perceive that it is for the benefit of my country, I am the first to approve regardless 6f what may be said. And remember this, Councillors of St. Martin; collectively you vote your laws' 'and it is up to the Mayor to see them executed in other words YOU are the BOSS I close dear readers by saying: Vive La France SIMCA W. „B0EDIE" DE WEEVER MAINSTREET PHILIPSBURG ST. MAARTEN of n Vive Notre Cher St. Martin Pierre Jones Marigot, St. Martin 8888888888888888888888888888 \



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY FEBR. 1, 1964 FOR SALE 1Double bed 1Dining-room set 1gas-stove Glass wares and dishes 1Lambretta Scooter 150cc in good condition. Philips lamps Blue and Yellow curtains For information contact: Mrs. van Yperen at Point Blanche, between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon and after 6 o'clock in the. evening + 14-wheel drive Willis Jeep CJ-5 (New) Contact: E. Tackling at St. Martin Motors Marigot. 3Cars:two 1962, Simca 1000, one 1063 Renault 4L, plus one scrap Simca 1000, sold as one lot and priced to sell. 118-Ft. boat with 28-H.P. motor and other assesso*ies. Contact: Bobby Fleming at Marigot or J.K. Lake,Sr. at Philipsburg 1-.Electric refrigerator, brand: "Frigedaire" as good as new. Contact: Alphonse O'Connor at home in Philipsburg between the hours of 5 % % %  • i .. p.m. and 7 p.m. i + 1Electric plant, 1200 watts as good as new. Contact: J.H. Lake,Sr. in PhilipsBurg. + WANTED One baker or a man or boy with aptitude for baking. Contact: Editor of. this paper • J,H. Lake,Sr. Eulogy composed by a 15 year old Convent school student, daughter of a New Citv ooliceman, Barbara Jones and published in the newspaper: "Journal American' A SPECIAL DELIVERY FROM HEAVEN To: The Kennedy family From: J. F. K. Sorry I had to leave right away I look down and smile at you evry day Little Patrick asks to say "hi" I love you, I'm happy so please don't cry. And Caroline I'd like to say How proud Daddy was of you that day When you stood like a lady and watched me go by And doing as Mommy.did, you tried not to cry. Little John, now you are the big man So take care of Moony the best you can You were just like a soldier, that salute was so brave Thanks for the flag that you placed on my grave. And Jackie, there was no time for goodbyes But I'm sure you could read the farewell in my eyes Watch over our children and love them for me I'll treasure your love through eternity. So please carry on as you did before < "Til all of us meet on Heaven's bright shore Remember I love you, remember I care I'll always be with you, though you don't see me there Love Jack. CAY BAY GETS ,dJT0&iTIC TELEPHONE Earlier this week Cay Bay wasihookedup to the new Automatic telephone system, and now people living in this area can enjoy the convenience of dial telephone.



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINI i SATUiiDAY FEBR. I, 1964 T HE WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION Is published every Saturday It was established by J.H. Lake,Sr v on July 1, 1959 as a Deans of helping tp inprove the social, economic, educational and political conditions of the Windward Islands by advocating against the cause of injustice and oppression.