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Windward Islands' opinion
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SATURDAY J U L i.' 11, 1964
Vol. 6 N* 2
Price Fls. 0.25
TWO LuJTHEiS AND TWO gSNftJMES CLASH AT ST. TRAPEZ
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On Saturday night (Sunday morning) two brothers fron the Dutch part of the
island and two gendames clashed at St. Trapez, Sandy Ground, Marigot, and
when it was all over one gendarne was hospitalized and one brother arrested.
According to reports it all started over sone cisunderstanding about a
British lady, residinG at St. Janes, Marigot It is reported that P. of Mari-
got, struck J.S. of Sucker Garden, an;' then grabbed two bottles; on his part
J.S. pilled his knife. The younger brother of J.S. (E.S.) who was nearby
grabbed J.S. and took hin outside with the intention of trying to get hiia (j.S.)
to go hone. ( See eiASH on page 3)
THIS IS YOUR
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WINDVmD ISLANDS' OPINION ______________2__________________SATUTcDAY JULY 11, 1964
THE WINDWAIID ISLANDS' ITINION
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, eduaa-
tional and political conditions of thw Windward Islands, by advocating a-
gainst the cause of injustice and oppression.
Editor Publisher.................................. j.H. Lake,Sr.
dissociate Editor.............................. ...... C.E. Baly,Jr. .
dissociate Editor ..................................... Mrs. B. Morales
Editorial ad. ress: P.O. Box 22
Philipsburg
St. Maarten, Neth. Ant.
Printers: The People's Printery Tamarindesteeg N 8 Philipsburg
EDITORIAL
SHOTHEIS AND SISTEiS -..F ST. M^UtTEN ST. MiiltHN
I Our fim belief that S^. Maarten St. Martin is an island where two peoples
live in unity, ought not to be a vacuous myth.
At the frontier there is a monument where every eleventh day of November; speeches
by both authorities are made commenor-ting this peaceful co-existence: Two nationa-
lities on a speck of land. A fact every St. Maartener ought tc be proud of. It is
not a nice thing to have myths blown to bits by .irresponsible individuals or in.
any other way. '
The unfortunate skirmish of Saturday, July 4, 1964 (read report on F^ont page)
at St. Trapez seems to have prompted,nationalistic maniacs to make ridiculous re-
marks about their brothers and sisters. On a little island where on both Dutch and
French Side there are relatives of one another it is tragical to have to realize
that to be Dutch or to be French cones before to be a St. Maartener. It is so
difficult to comprehend that the division becomes obvious as far as nationalities
go. When a person is St. Maartener this means he is inclusive. His nationality ex-
cludes him somewhere. So why be so narrow-minded to exclude yourself in so limited
a circumstance as our little island. Ir, this sense we are necessarily brothers and
sisters; we should not allow alien forces to interfere with this relationship we
cannot possible come on with an "apartheid" attitude. (See Editorial on page 8)


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WINPK/UB>-iSL/arcS' OPINION
'SaTPBEMfJUEr 11. 1964
April 7 ,
E f f e c t i v
MDNDAYS TEUUSE/US SAJU2HM
Arrive St. i-Iaarten at 10:14 a.n.
Depart St. liaarten at 10:30 a.n.
And on
SUNDAYS
Arrive St. iiaarten at 4:29 p.m.
Depart St. Maarten at 4:45 p.n,
CONNECTIONS TO ST. CROIX
MONDAIS THRSBnATB SATUiSUIS
Arrive St. Thonas 11:20 a.n.
Depart St. Thonao 2;45 p.n.
SUNDAYS.
Arrive St. Thonas 5:35 p.n.
Depart St. Thonas 5:50 p.n.
For -Reservation & information call tel. 2244 or 3244
, CLASH
(Continued fron page l)
i .
While the two brothers were outside
talking; two gendarmes came-out and
started speaking French to J.S. (who
does hot understand French) at the
sane tine twisting bis (j.S.) hands and
kneeing hjn (kicking hin with the knoe)
They searched J.S. pockets and when
they did hot find the knife, one gen-
darme held hin while the other went a-
way anc: returned with a flash-light -
During all this tino the younger brother
(E.S.) was standing with his hands fold-
ed looking on. When the gendarne re-
turned with the flash-light he started
looking on the ground for the knife
an:
found it close to where E.S. was
standing. He picked it up and said
acnething in French, whereupon the
other gendarme released J.S. and they
both grabbed E.S. and. started to twist
his am S.S. shook then off and asked
then (in English gondarnes do not
understand English) to leave hin alone,
because he had done nothing The two
gendarmes flew back at E.S. in a fight-
ing uanner and E.S, decided to defend
hinself J.S. seeing two gendarmes
attacking his younger brother decided
to help hin and took on one of the gen-
dames. And so the two gendarmes were
now in combat with the two brothers
(both brothers arc smaller than the
gendarmes) -
E.S. soon had his gendarne out of
corinission; but when he looked around
he saw that the ether gendarne had his
brother J.S. on the ground and was
choking hin. E.S. tent over to where
the gendarne was choking his brother
and tried to get off and when he
could not succeed he burst the gen-
darme a kick in his faoe whereupon
the gendarme released J.S. and both
brothers took off by this tine the
crowd had gathered -and gone of the
St. Martin "Frencbnen* started follow-
ing the brothers throwing bottles and
stones after them and calling op the
endames to kill the "Dutch so and so"
See CLuiSn on page 8)
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"AS TEY DAYS SO SHALL TIIY STRENGTH BE"
The limited tine given to nan tc live,
is three scores and ten years, but if
all goes well, the old nan Brother
Phiup LTenson at the "Sweet Repose" will
nake a century on December the 24t'.:,
1954. Yes; on December 24th, he will
bo one hundred years old Centurionc
are not born in every generation. This
is a special blessing a great privi-
lege. The last Centurian we had in this
district was the lat. Hesteen Rccnoy.
She was highly honoured on that day. I
can remember when the then Acting Lt.
Governor, W.G. Buncanpor, Deputy M.
Peters, Deputy A.C. Wathey and ex-Deputy
A.Th. Illidge attended the occasion.
.Illidge nade the speech after which
she was given a present from the Exe-
cutive Council, one guilder lor each
year. And then refreshment was served.
It was a pleasure to talk with her.
She was a very intelligent woman.
Herself, Elizabeth Illidge and Classina
Richardson's mother, were Mas. Luke's
three outstanding scholars She
could read, write and sew without any
difficulty at one hundred years old -
In this ofcourse sLo has the advantage
over Bro. Phiup. .
I also hope if God spare his life to
see the day we will also make him feel
liappy on his hundredth anniversary. I
always knew bin to be an honest quiet
and Christian nan, a peace maker. V/e
sat in the sane class in the Church for
a number of years Bro. Willie was
head Leader, Bro. A. Bryson and Bro.
Phiup were assistant Leaders At that
tine, all the men sat in one class -
each had tc give up his experience.
V/e have been friends for approximate
fifty years If his son visits him
3 times a week; each tine ho will send
howdy for ne. There is nothing like
gratitude, it is one of the finest

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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION
SATUISAY JULY 11. 1964
NOVELTY ST3E
Frcntstreet
Philipsburg
Is your address for the bsat
For Ladies: Dresses, shces, ":ato \
Peace naterial end other apparel
For Children: Dresses, shces, hats,
Caps, Suits, Pajamas and Daty-dolls ...
For_ncn; Pants (Continental) spcrt3 shirts,
Working shirts (Khaki), ties, etc.,
Also souvenirs of St. Maarten
i
We sell itens for persons fron 1-ycar to 99 years
WHAT YOU DON'T SEE ASK FOIL'
Why not drop in and be convinced.
Proprietor: Mrs. A., De Weever
Luamijus OFFICE SUITES
F0?t L^IASE IN A M.DEPiN TWO-STOI.Y I7JIL".ING
IN AN'EXCELLENT LOCATION
ON FIDNT STIJEET AT N 62 PIIILIFSDUliG
FOB FUKTEEll INFORMATION CONTACT:
JOHANNES (Chick) APJUNDELL
Things in the world. What is bettor than a
thankful and appreciative heart? What I
appreciate most about bin is that he never
appreciate nogetivo ide.s He always
replaced therj with positive thoughts,
and thdse are the thoughts that ^akos hin
^Pl-y today under every trying circumstance,
as nenory cooes to keep
his company.
Let every nan gather
virtue, for a nan's vir-
tue accompanies his >
soul. Otherwise he goes
alone, through the dark
glooning which we all
oust traverse.
"We are Spirits" says
Franklin. That bodies
should be lent us while
they afj'ord us pleasure,
assist us in acquiring
knowledge, or in doing
good to cur fellow nen
is a kind of benevolent
act of God. When they
becone unfit for these
purposes, and afford us
pain instead of pleasure -
Instead of an aid they
becone an encunberance,
and an s we re none of the
intentions for which they
were riven, it is equally
kind anc benevolent that
a way is provided by which
we zisy get rid of then...
Death is that way.
We should stop waiting
till our friends die to
say the good things about
then. Say then while they
can hear then, and nake
then feel good.
In behalf of ny good eld friend
Dro. i-hiup Ilenson on his antici-
pated hundred years anniversary.
A. Th. Illidge
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Lear Mr. Editor;
Please allow ne the necessary
space in your paper for the follow-
ing:
Before beginning uy little story
I would like to a3k twe questions;
N. 1 When the nenbers of a Private
Club (as they call it) be-
cone a nuisance to the peace
of the public, wl^t should be
done about it?????
N 2 When the aid of the Police
Force is required, shouldn't
they respond to the call????
Here begins ny little story:
Saturday night July 4th. 1964, two
old folks, who reside at Windward

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.WPra/itBD- ISLANDS OPINION
SATURDAY"JULY 11.-1964, V-*
PLANNING A VACATION?
HERE IS THE. IDEAL HOLIDAY EXCISION, TAILOR MADE FOR ST. MAARTEN
VISIT ST. CROIX, PUERTO RIO, SANTO DOMINGO, ARUBA, CURACAO
All five islands or any of the five
lor the LOW, LOW I ARE of ONLY US 0 128.00
Take a MONTH or EVEN MORE to complete YOUR trip
NO VISA OR SPECIAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR
CITIZENS OF EITTER SIDE OF THE ISLAND
SALESMEN BUYEFJ3 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE
LOW FARES
For further Information contact;
S E L MAD UBO-& SONS (Windward Islands) Ltd.
Front Street 66, Philipsburg, Tel: 2202
WINDWARD ISLANDS DRFIGSTO;. S
Your Confidential Drugstore
Where you are always assured of r-fficient
and fast service
Offers you:
LANALOL Products: 'Hair I-ood"
"Shanpoo", Hair dressing etc.
LADY ESTHER Products: Powder.. Lipstick, nail-
polish, Lotions, Eye-liners, etc
Ladies look YOUR host USE: NABIS3LA DE LUXE,
"ARTRA" Skin tone erean.
We also
supply
all kinds of
L I Q TQ It S
Tel: 2330
Side, Saba, were peace-
fully sleeping in their
own none. During the
night (after midnight)
they heard a noise, but
didn't get up to investi-
gate, thinking it was in
the street, (because they
live very near the street)
But the next ncrning,
which was Sunday ncrning
coming out on the front
porch, they beheld a
garbage-barrel overturned
wit_ half its contents
piled all over the porch.
wind you, garbage, filth,
waste, which contain
GjjUMS at your front door.
Is this Sanitary????
But now, why, and by
whon did this garbage get
there??? Was it done be-
caae these folks nind their
owe business and don't


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WINEWauP ISLANDS' OPINION
SATUIXAY JULY 11, 1964
have anybody to protect then???? iind
now who would be so low ant! dirty to
put such ^insanitary things oh one's
front porch??? V/fcy, certain nenbers of a
Private Social Club.
2nd this thing has not happened once or
twice, but many tines in the past to
these Now N& 2 question cones in view:
These folks conploined this misdeed to
the Police in charge and didn't get any
results. For a second tine'the Police
was suiXioned to investigate the case, and
still no action. So the old Lady get
fed up with this kind of business and
called upon the Chief of Police, who is
at present Administrator, of the island
and a very impartial, fair and just nan.
After explaining and showing hin the
ness, the administrator went in search
of a policeman, but none cquld be found
at the noncnt. On his (the Administrator)
return he paid two boys to have the gar-
bage removed, because the Lady said if
it wasn't removed it would be thrown
on the Public Street.
The doctor was also summoned to wit-
ness this insanitary mess and he said
it was a shameful thing for. such a
thing to take place on a peaceful is-
land. 13 this justice and duty being
fulfilled????
After the mess was cleared off the
orch, in comes one of our'missing Po-
licemen to investigate a cleaned porch.
Wasn't that very kind of him?? And, why-
is this advantage taken of old peaceable
folks???? Is it because of the nice
"Social Club" we have?? Where, after
having a good tine, certain members go
out and take advantage of certain folks.
The Authorities in charge will be very
much appreciated, if they will take the
necessary steps in the very near future
to put a stop to this injustice and
advantage.
Thanks to the impartial, just and
faiminded Administrator for his co-
operation in helping those folks and to
you Mr. Editor for allowing me the
necessary space.
Intercedor for Justice
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Dear Mr. Editor:
I reregret to hear of the death of
Itev. Father De Darbonson, who worked
among us here in St. Maarten for a good
number of years He was very active and
his interest covered a wide area. He was
one of the ardent sup,orters of the li-
brary founded by Doctor Tjon Si Fat.
lie was also the first sperker at the
"Quest of /jiowledge" founded by myself
in the Philipsburg Mutual Improvement
Association as a by-product. As a so-
cial cultural and educational up-lift
i n the community. On June 5, 1956,
itev. Father De Darbonson delivered the
first lecture on fthe establishing of a
nusium.
During the years that the "Quest of
Knowledge" was active with lectures,
fron various professors and blobe trot-
ters, from various parts of the world;
Father De Barbonson never mist a meet-
ing.
He was a very pleasant gentleman,
and so full of humour that he was liked
by everyone. Ke and I were good friends.
We all are invited abroad on this
party of pleasure which is to last for-
ever. Ilis chair was ready first, and
he has gone before us. We could not all
conviently start together; and why
should you and I be grieved at this,
since we are soon to follow and no ex-
actly where to find him.
A.-Th. Illidge.
Dear Mr. Editor;
First let me congratulate you on
the fifth anniversary of the Windward
Islands' Opinion. This is indeed a
great accomplishment, an:. I am proud
of you and our "Opinion"
In the second place allow me some
space in our useful paper to say the
following:
1 was shocked by the manner in which
Mr. Frank Mingo got oh at St. Trapez
on Saturday night during the disorder
with the gendarmes and two youngmen
from the Dutch Side.
Is it not true that almost all that
Mr. Mingo owns today he earned in Aruba
(a Dutch country)??? Is it not also
true that even now Mr. Mingo is using
the facilities of Dutch St. Maarten to
make a living??? How is it then that
iir. Mingo is so against Dutch people???
Why should he be passing such deroga-
tory remarks about Dutch people and
try to insite a mob to destroy the
"starving Dutch so and so''???
Mr. Mingo it is believed that you
once edited a "newspaper" and there-
fore you should be able to explain
yourself in writing. Would you be so
kind as to let the people of St. Maarten

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S.iTUTtDAY JULY 11. 1964
know:
What harm have Dutch people done to
.ijyeut?? -'>
,! Hew do you know that Dutch people are
starving???
Do you believe it is right to. bite the
hand that feeds" you???
: Mr.^ Mingo I am expecting' tp read ycur
answer, to the above questions'in the
next issue of our beloved newspaper the
"WBJDWABD ISLANDS f OPINION" k
I will stop at this until I read your
answer Mr. Frank Mingo. ',.
A. True St. Maartener.
C L A s n
(Continued from page 3)
One brother(E.S.) went into the sea and
swan to safety; .the other (J,S.) was
overtaken by the gendarmes who by thij
tine Lad been re-inforced..
The gendarme who recieved the kick had
to hospitalized, but was released on
Monday norning and J.S. was arrested and
shipped (in shackles) to Guadeloupe on
Tuesday night. :
It is alleged that J.S. has been ill-
treated and beaten by the gendarmes
while Baring the time he was arrestec -
We are unable to verify this, but our
Editor was present when he was taken to
the ship at Grand Case to be sent to
Guadeloupe and he observed that his
face was swollen and he was "walking"
with a terrible linp.
It was a sad and touching seight to
witness J.S. go aboard the ship in
shackles -And there were nixed feelings
anong the. large crowd (about 900 1000
persons) who had gathered on the wharf
at Grand Case -
One lady was weeping and saying: "Oh
God have uercy on hin, he is sone
nother's child."
A ycung wonan fron French Quarter was
cursing and crying at the sane tincj "It
is an advantage" she said: "The gen-
darmes should be ashaned to allow r.
little boy like hin to beat then." (J.S.
is 20 years old, about 5 feet 4 l/S. inches
tall and weigh* about 110 pounds)
A young nan fron Grand Case was very
happy about the natter and was saying in
a laughing nanner: "He will never live to
cone back to St. Martin They will
learn hin how to hit gendarmes."
An elderly gentlenan said in a solemn
manner: "Whether you are right or wrong
you cannot beat the Law."

EDITORIAL
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(Continued fron page 2)
By fighting anong ourselves we are des-
troying the progress of cur household.
Let us build or rather conserve the
basis on which we can rise together to
prosperity in our uniquueness: an is-
land with two different nationalities
existing together like true brothers
and sisters. The tendecy must be we are
fron St. Maarten, not: we are from the
French side or we are from the Dutch
side.
Let us not uake ourselves look ridi-
culous in the sight of better reason.
II After having read the report on
the regrettable incident that took place
at St. Trapez, there will be many of us
who are left with undefined emotions.
There are those who yiill not care what
happens to the youngman or those who be-
lieve that whatever occurs will be his
pitiable business, liemenber, this chap
night have been your son, or it may by
your son tomorrow. Who knows?
We shall like to be well understood.
We are not in any way condoning the act
of the lad. He has opposed the authorities
violently and for this he ought to be
punished. Circumstances, as we all know,
alter cases.
We are the first to uphold the Law and
we are always most ready to walk behind
the Law.
We are also always fighting for the
rights of man.
We believe that as a human being, as
a mother's child, no matter what the
case, he has a.right to a fair trial.
We all know that however elaborat-
ly safe guarded on paper the rights of
the accused are, in practice these nay
be ineffective.
To what rights can a citizen of a coun-
try which observes the Hule of Law con-
sider hiuself prcperly entitled after
having committed a criminal offence?
During an international Congress of
Jurists in New Delhi, 1959 the follow-
ing report was given:
Arrest And Accusation (page 126)
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WINDWARD. ISLANDS' OPINION
S^TUItTAY JULY 11, 1964
should at once be told the grounds of
his arrest.
On any arrest the arrested person
should at once and at all tines there-
after be entitled to the assistance of
a" legal adviser of his own choice, and
ofi his arrest should at once be infcro-
ed of that right in a way which he would
clearly understand.
Every arrested person should be
brought, within a very short period
^aos^e^ by law, before an appropriate
judicial authority.
After appearing before such judicial
authority, any further detention should
not be in the hands of the police.
The Examination Of The Accused
No one should be compelled to incri-
minate himself. No accused person cr
witness should be subject to physical
or psychological pressure (including
anything to impair his will or violate
his dignity as a human being).''
On the strength of the above quota-
tions and our sincere sense of justice
it is our opinion that we should see to
it that this young nan gets a fair
trial in Guadeloupe.
In order tc nake sure of this our
Editor, Jose Lake,Sr. left here yester-
day for Guadeloupe where he shall en-
deavour to get proper legal assistance
to defend this young nan The family
of this young nan isfoor and so is
our newspaper We are therefore oaking
_an appe&l to the sense of justice of all
de (and women) of goodwill who nay
read this nev/spaper to nake a voluntary
onation to assist in his defense, so
that he nay have a fair trial.
If YOU are ready, willing and
able to assist in this worthy cauaej
will you kindly send your donation to:
DEFENSE-
Windward Islands' Opinion
P.O. Box 22
Philipsburg
St. Maartan, N.A.
LOUIS DE BuHBJNSON
The sad event occurred at the St.
Elizabeth Hospital at Curacao on
Saturday, July 4, 1964 The beloved
and well respected Father De Barbon-
scn was 62 years of age.
iiev. Father De Barbonson spent nany
years Bere in St. Maarten. Frou April
1946 until February 1957 he served as
parish priest of the iionan Catholic
Church on the Dutch part of the is-
land and during these years due to
his great sense of duty and dedication
to his work as a messenger of God; he
gained the love,respect and admiration
of the people cf this island Not
only liouan Catholics; but also people
of othdr religious denominations loved
and respected this nan of God.
I'e was very active in community work
and was always willing to lend a help-
ing hand in anything, educational, cul-
tural or spiritual It was during his
term as parish priest here that the
old wooden Roman Cs+tolic church was
replaced by the beautiful concrete
church we now have in Philipsburg.
The late Father Le Barbonson was
also wellknown in St. Barths, Saba
and St. Eustatius, v/here he has also
served as parish priest.
May his soul rest in peace.
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AEV. FATHETt LOUIS BE BAiiBGNSON DIES
AT 62
With much regret we record the death
of the IJev. Father:
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'Tis liberty alone that gi'.es the flow'r
Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume,
And we are wec-ds without it.
Cowper: Task ,
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WIMaOD ISLANDS' OPINION
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SATURDAY JULY 11. 1964
ON THE 5th. ANNIVE SAIQT OF THE PHESS
What is a land without a press?
And what is a people without a quest?
The Press is a spout where the truth goes out
And this is nothing to guess about.
Yes I an the printing Press,
With one desire never to rest,
Until I have fulfilled my mission,
Trying to better existing conditions.
For I am the educator of the people,
With the Press there is but little.
Give ue your support and I will defend,
The general public to the end.
Sone will hate, some abuse, sone underate,
Still there is always those who appreciate.
No one really hates the truth,
But we all are afraid of what it constitutes.
The reason why the Press is so great,
It is the organ to keep things straight,
It has a mission to fulfill,
The mission of ?tete, and community will.
It was the Press that made France free,
By breaking the yoke cf tyranny,
She put the -leighn of terror to rest,
With the arms of the Louises across their breast.
She brought Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
That will reighn through out eternity.
She brought back the lost condition of man,
Today, this we all must understand.
Man in every age has hated the Press,
Just because of things expressed
They tried to block the power of Liberty,
The common Justice of humanity.
Oft times ite greatest fors, becomes its friends,
It just has to be true unbias to defend.
And everyone will be convince,
Of the power of the Press and its strength.
The press wont die, it will surely live,
For there will be more and more io give,
Public opinion will be the judge,
And the Windward Islands' Opinion will then be loved,
A. Th. Illidge
Philipsburg
St. Maarten


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SATURDAY JULY 11, .1964
SPOSIS ROUNDUP .......
CRICKET
By: Janes Lake
-The third cricket test natch between
England and Australia ended with an
Australian 3even wicket victory.
Over 50 thousand spectators saw Austra-
lia defeat England on the fourth1 day of
a five day test natch, with nore than a
day to spare.
Sone nagnificent bowling by Titaos bad
the Australians in trouble, but they
soon able to naster that.
The scores:
England 265 and 233
Australia 309 and 111 for 3.
For England: Barrington nade 35; Boycott
48 and Parks 65.
For Australia Berge uade 160 Red Park
58, Kawk BO Red Park also scored the
winning stroke for Australia.
-The fourth lest starts at "Old Trafw
fords" on July 23rd. ami reL,enber:
"Old Traffords" spells rain.
It was at "Old Traffords where the
West Indies lost their only natch of the
1950 series due to rain anc' in 19C3
they captured the English bowling at
"Old Traffords" and beat England by ten
wickets.
All cricket fans should be reninded
of that score so we can conparc it with
Australia and England .
That score: ,
England 216 and 285
West Indies 501 for 6 declared and, 2
for no wicket.
LOCAL
A friendly natch was played at French
Quarter on Sunday July 5, between
Blitz C.C. of PMlipsburg and Grlea-ra
^^. i
LUX sweet soap, the finest
C.C. of French Quarter an# Blits again
defeated Orleans C.C. in the first in-
nings Score:
Blits 71
Orleans 45
This was the second Sunday that Jrloams
had been defeated by 31itz C.C.
-Tomorrow Sunday July 12, Blitz
C.C. and Ranbeau C.C. will clash -
This should be a very interesting
gane Considering that Rdbbeau C.C.
is the only tean on the island that
was able to stop Blitz C.C. in re-
cent tines Capt. Forde of Blitz
and his boys are determined to take
revenge And the boys fron Ran-
beau are saying that they are going
M A G G I, Like hone-nade soups
to give the boys fron Great Bay the
worse licking they ever had.
What will happen is anybody's guess
We are sure of one thing and that is;
that this should be a nost exciting
natch.
Make sure that YOU are there
to see the boys in action for your-
self The natch will be played at
Ranbeau.
JUNIOR BASEBALL
By; Antony Proctor
Cole Bay Junior Baseball tean played
a double header on Wednesday July 8,
1964.
-At 9 o'Clock in the norning they
played against the Junior tean from
Lower Prince's Quarter and won the
gaue 15-5.
-The second gane wf the double
header started about 2:00 p.n. and
was played against the Junior tean
fron Town (Fhilipsburg) This tine
the boys fron Cole Bay received a
whipping from the Town boys The
gane ended in a 9 7 victory for
FRY
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SPRY
Town.
-The Town boys haven't lost a gane
for t he year They played against
Sinpson Bay Junior tean twice and
won both tines Against Lower Prince's
Quarter once and won and against
Cole Lay once and won.
So the boys fron Town* are tlie Chanps.
I552|^|S!
SSS1I2
DRIVE SAFELY, BBtEMBEH THE LIFE YOU
SAVE MAYBE YOUR OWN] 11


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SATUI&AY JULY 11. 1964_______
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Just received at the FOOD CENTRE INC, "
At Cul-de-Sac
With the Antilia "FILLSBUUG" Flour
Coning soon with "TRINTON" (July 20, 1964) new assortment cf Frozen meats,
Fish, Vegetables, Croquettes, I^e-bread, Cheese, "CONIMEX" Products
& "LUYCKS" Products.
COMPLETE SELF-SEIIVICE
THE VE.;iK'S SBrECIAL OFFEIt:
"MONARCH" Whole beets and Sliced bests sold for fls. 0.50
Special offer................................................Fla. 0.35
CLOSED EVERY MONDAY MOHNING STARTING JULY 13, 1964
FOOD CENT HE -FOOD EDEN
Tel: 2315
45 LEFT FOR FRENCH AH.1Y
On Tuesday last 45 young aen from
the French part of the island left
here by boat for Guadeloupe to do joh-
pulsory military service in the French
Protect your health use SIGNAL
4&y.
A large crowd of relatives and
friends were on hand to see the beys
off and there were nany wet eyes as
the ship loft Grand Case The beys
however were all in high spirits.
The Windward Islands' Opinion wishes
that all the boys will return safely tc
our sunny shores after their tem of
service.
China's open aoon TO EUHOFE
The Dutch have jumped on the fred-
world trade bandwagon headed for Led
China and are negotiating with Peking
fo opening of a.large trade mission in
The Hague which would also handle Com-
munist China's trade with West Germany,
Belgiun and Denmark. The Dutch are
pressing China trade and Holland firms
have already signed contracts to pro-
vide four fertilizer plants, factory
installations (including chemical plants),
heavy industrial equipment and several
freighters now under construction in
Dutch shipyards. Finally, the Bed Chinese
are negotiating with Fokker, the large
Dutch aircraft manufacturer, for arrange-
ments to produce under license in China
the Fokker F-27 Friendship turboprop
transport, which Fokker is about to
bring out in a jet version. Peking will
open account with Dutch banks to finance
the trade and the Chinese are granting
KIM, the Dutch national airline, spe-
cial landing facilities at Chinese air-
ports. By ffll, Chinese ships will be-
gin calling at Dutch ports and Dutch
ships at Chinese ports.
OHO With Blue, a Kbit** wash
VIM, cleans fast and cannot scratch


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ST. MAARTiSN FI3L COMPLIED;
RECORD CRUISE S3ASON ANTICIPATED
The nillion dollar pier project on the Cari bbean island of St. Maarten in
the. Netherlands Antilles is now conpleted and, according to advance reports, a
record number of cruise ships will bo calling at this half Dutch, half French
island between now and the end of the 1964 05 season next spring. The new pier,
under construction since October, 19G2, can accommodate the largest cruise ships
now plying the Caribbean.
It provides 1,312 feet of mooring space, with a 33-foot water depth along 394
feet of its lateral length. It is located at Point Blanche, a short distance from
Philipsburg, capital of Si. Maartens Dutch side. \
Completion of the pi^r puts St. Maarten on par with many of the other Carib-
bean islands as far as accessibility to cruise ships and their passengers is con-
cerned. The project is a part of the ten-year economic development plan sponsored
by the Netherlands for the furtherance of growth and development in all the
islands comprising the Netherlands Antilles group. St. Maarten has recently seen
dramatic upsurge in popularity as a tourist uecca.
Caribbean Cruise Line's lieviera was the frist American cruise ship to moor
at the new pier when it made its first of several calls on July 5, Serverol
other lines have indicated St. Maarten on their itineraries between now and
the beginning of the winter cruise season an unusual occurence during the mini-
mum cruise travel period. Among those are Incres Line's Victoria and Furness
Line's Ocean Monarch
Between November 30 of this year and the end of the '54-'e5 season, approxi-
cating St. Maarten on itineraries. According to Bergen Line officials, their Meteor
will make 10 calls at St. Maarten from Puerto Rico during the season. Holland-Ameri-
ca lino has also expressed interest in scheduling calls there.
At the pier's inaugural ceremonies held recently, the Dutch battleship H.M.S. .Am-
sterdam visited the island and became 'its first ship to mcor at the pier. Several
well known names in American show business have "discovered" St. Maarten and televi-
sion star Mitch Miller was on hand for the ceremonies.
Press Release
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METHODIST NEtfS ( Week ending July 11th 1364)
-Last Monday the Methodist Church welcomed Mr. Leonard Rock, a student at the Union
Theological Seminary, who will be spending the Summer vacation working in the Method-
ist churches on both sides of the island. Mr. Rock is a native of Barbados, and he
has not been to St. Maarten before. Ww welcome him warmly to our shores, and hope
that many members wf the community will be able to meet him. They will have an oppor-
tunity of hearing him preach in all the churches: This Sunday (12th July) Mr. Rock
will be at Marigot at 0:30 a.o., Cole Ba* at 10.30 a.m., an.? Philipsburg at 7.15 p.m.


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BangJ Cr-Cr-Cr-ashn
DOWN GO PR I CES ON SHOES
A T
F. Beauperthuv Shoe Store
MAEIGOT
GIGANTIC SALE ON:
SAMPLE SHOES GOING AT COST PRICE 12
OTHERS BELOW COST!
YOU DAVE A WHOLE WEEK TO MAKE USE OF THIS UNBELIEVABLE OFFEit
SALE STARTS MONDAY JULY 6 ft ENDS MONDAY JULY 13
'..', Just received at M A T n 0 S STOitE
Frontstreet Philipsburg
The largest assortment of beautiful
SPJKT SHIRTS for nen that can be found
Anywhere on the is land at MODERATE PRICES
Also a large supply of curtain good &
dress material
See Miss M A T H 0 "the lady with the
Chaining smile and be convinced that:
This is the place to Ao your shopping
CHESS FANS ATTENTION
We are now meeting every Wednesday
at
SEA-VIEW Hotel Dining-room
At 8 0:30
There will be lessons for beginners
We are looking forward to seeing also
Our friends from, the PRENCH SIDE.


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WIMaOD ISLANDS' OPINION 10 SATURDAY JULY 11. 1964 ON THE 5th. ANNIVE SAIQT OF THE PHESS What is a land without a press? And what is a people without a quest? The Press is a spout where the truth goes out And this is nothing to guess about. Yes I an the printing Press, With one desire never to rest, Until I have fulfilled my mission, Trying to better existing conditions. For I am the educator of the people, With the Press there is but little. Give ue your support and I will defend, The general public to the end. Sone will hate, some abuse, sone underate, Still there is always those who appreciate. No one really hates the truth, But we all are afraid of what it constitutes. The reason why the Press is so great, It is the organ to keep things straight, It has a mission to fulfill, The mission of ?tete, and community will. It was the Press that made France free, By breaking the yoke cf tyranny, She put the -leighn of terror to rest, With the arms of the Louises across their breast. She brought Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. That will reighn through out eternity. She brought back the lost condition of man, Today, this we all must understand. Man in every age has hated the Press, Just because of things expressed They tried to block the power of Liberty, The common Justice of humanity. Oft times ite greatest fors, becomes its friends, It just has to be true unbias to defend. And everyone will be convince, Of the power of the Press and its strength. The press wont die, it will surely live, For there will be more and more io give, Public opinion will be the judge, And the Windward Islands' Opinion will then be loved, A. Th. Illidge Philipsburg St. Maarten



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I.' WINEWauP ISLANDS' OPINION SATUIXAY JULY 11, 1964 have anybody to protect then???? iind now who would be so low ant! dirty to put such ^insanitary things oh one's front porch??? V/fcy, certain nenbers of a Private Social Club. 2nd this thing has not happened once or twice, but many tines in the past to these


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• ); *l • V -— %  WINDWAriD ISL/iNBS' OFINION • *H 12 SATUI&AY JULY 11. 1964 t t %  • 'i %  i J Just received at the FOOD CENTRE INC At Cul-de-Sac With the Antilia "FILLSBUUG" Flour Coning soon with "TRINTON" (July 20, 1964) new assortment cf Frozen meats, Fish, Vegetables, Croquettes, I^e-bread, Cheese, "CONIMEX" Products & "LUYCKS" Products. COMPLETE SELF-SEIIVICE THE VE.;iK'S SBrECIAL OFFEIt: "MONARCH" Whole beets and Sliced bests sold for fls. 0.50 Special offer Fla. 0.35 CLOSED EVERY MONDAY MOHNING STARTING JULY 13, 1964 FOOD CENT HE -FOOD EDEN Tel: 2315 45 LEFT FOR FRENCH AH.1Y On Tuesday last 45 young aen from the French part of the island left here by boat for Guadeloupe to do JOHpulsory military service in the French Protect your health use SIGNAL 4&y. A large crowd of relatives and friends were on hand to see the beys off and there were nany wet eyes as the ship loft Grand Case The beys however were all in high spirits. The Windward Islands' Opinion wishes that all the boys will return safely tc our sunny shores after their tem of service. CHINA'S OPEN aoon TO EUHOFE The Dutch have jumped on the fredworld trade bandwagon headed for Led China and are negotiating with Peking fo opening of a.large trade mission in The Hague which would also handle Communist China's trade with West Germany, Belgiun and Denmark. The Dutch are pressing China trade and Holland firms have already signed contracts to provide four fertilizer plants, factory installations (including chemical plants), heavy industrial equipment and several freighters now under construction in Dutch shipyards. Finally, the Bed Chinese are negotiating with Fokker, the large Dutch aircraft manufacturer, for arrangements to produce under license in China the Fokker F-27 Friendship turboprop transport, which Fokker is about to bring out in a jet version. Peking will open account with Dutch banks to finance the trade and the Chinese are granting KIM, the Dutch national airline, special landing facilities at Chinese airports. By ffll, Chinese ships will begin calling at Dutch ports and Dutch ships at Chinese ports. OHO With Blue, a Kbit** wash VIM, cleans fast and cannot scratch



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WINDWARD. ISLANDS' OPINION S^TUItTAY JULY 11, 1964 should at once be told the grounds of his arrest. On any arrest the arrested person should at once and at all tines thereafter be entitled to the assistance of a" legal adviser of his own choice, and ofi his arrest should at once be infcroed of that right in a way which he would clearly understand Every arrested person should be brought, within a very short period ^aos^e^ by law, before an appropriate judicial authority. After appearing before such judicial authority, any further detention should not be in the hands of the police. The Examination Of The Accused No one should be compelled to incriminate himself. No accused person cr witness should be subject to physical or psychological pressure (including anything to impair his will or violate his dignity as a human being).'' • On the strength of the above quotations and our sincere sense of justice it is our opinion that we should see to it that this young nan gets a fair trial in Guadeloupe. In order tc nake sure of this our Editor, Jose Lake,Sr. left here yesterday for Guadeloupe where he shall endeavour to get proper legal assistance to defend this young nan The family of this young nan isfoor and so is our newspaper We are therefore oaking _an app e& l to the sense of justice of all de£ (and women) of goodwill who nay read this nev/spaper to nake a voluntary onation to assist in his defense, so that he nay have a fair trial. If YOU are ready, willing and able to assist in this worthy cauaej will you kindly send your donation to: DEFENSE Windward Islands' Opinion P.O. Box 22 Philipsburg St. Maartan, N.A. LOUIS DE BuHBJNSON The sad event occurred at the St. Elizabeth Hospital at Curacao on Saturday, July 4, 1964 The beloved and well respected Father De Barbonscn was 62 years of age. iiev. Father De Barbonson spent nany years Bere in St. Maarten. Frou April 1946 until February 1957 he served as parish priest of the iionan Catholic Church on the Dutch part of the island and during these years due to his great sense of duty and dedication to his work as a messenger of God; he gained the love,respect and admiration of the people cf this island Not only liouan Catholics; but also people of othdr religious denominations loved and respected this nan of God. I'e was very active in community work and was always willing to lend a helping hand in anything, educational, cultural or spiritual It was during his term as parish priest here that the old wooden Roman Cs+tolic church was replaced by the beautiful concrete church we now have in Philipsburg. The late Father Le Barbonson was also wellknown in St. Barths, Saba and St. Eustatius, v/here he has also served as parish priest. May his soul rest in peace. o ooooo 0 0 &f tpmttmmtmw tmt ++ t^y v SALE FUENITUxffi AND OTECk HOUSEHOLD AlCTICLxS ALL IN GOOD CONDITION. FOH INFOIMATION CJNTACT: 3 A S S A N T Point Blanche AEV. FATHETt LOUIS BE BAiiBGNSON DIES AT 62 With much regret we record the death of the IJev. Father: ++++++* %  +++++*+++++++++++++++++++++++ 'Tis liberty alone that gi'.es the flow'r Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume, And we are wec-ds without it. Cowper: Task :f++++ ++++++++ &f +++++++++++ +++++++++ ^^jjl^ M



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. • WINPK/UB> -iSL/arcS' OPINION — 'SaTPBEMfJUEr 11. 1964 April 7 E f f e c t i v MDNDAYS TEUUSE/US SAJU2HM Arrive St. i-Iaarten at 10:14 a.n. Depart St. liaarten at 10:30 a.n. And on SUNDAYS Arrive St. iiaarten at 4:29 p.m. Depart St. Maarten at 4:45 p.n, CONNECTIONS TO ST. CROIX MONDAIS THRSBnATB SATUiSUIS Arrive St. Thonas 11:20 a.n. Depart St. Thonao 2;45 p.n. SUNDAYS. Arrive St. Thonas 5:35 p.n. Depart St. Thonas 5:50 p.n. For -Reservation & information call tel. 2244 or 3244 CLASH (Continued fron page l) i While the two brothers were outside talking; two gendarmes came-out and started speaking French to J.S. (who does hot understand French) at the sane tine twisting bis (j.S.) hands and kneeing hjn (kicking hin with the knoe) They searched J.S. pockets and when they did hot find the knife, one gendarme held hin while the other went away anc: returned with a flash-light During all this tino the younger brother (E.S.) was standing with his hands folded looking on. When the gendarne returned with the flash-light he started looking on the ground for the knife an: found it close to where E.S. was standing. He picked it up and said acnething in French, whereupon the other gendarme released J.S. and they both grabbed E.S. and. started to twist his am S.S. shook then off and asked then (in English gondarnes do not understand English) to leave hin alone, because he had done nothing The two gendarmes flew back at E.S. in a fighting uanner and E.S, decided to defend hinself J.S. seeing two gendarmes attacking his younger brother decided to help hin and took on one of the gendames. And so the two gendarmes were now in combat with the two brothers (both brothers arc smaller than the gendarmes) E.S. soon had his gendarne out of corinission; but when he looked around he saw that the ether gendarne had his brother J.S. on the ground and was choking hin. E.S. tent over to where the gendarne was choking his brother and tried to get off and when he could not succeed he burst the gendarme a kick in his faoe whereupon the gendarme released J.S. and both brothers took off by this tine the crowd had gathered -and gone of the St. Martin "Frencbnen* started following the brothers throwing bottles and stones after them and calling op the endames to kill the "Dutch so and so" See CLuiSn on page 8) I



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puinn,ii..I! ,i',Ji. immmn*!* !" ^ vmT?i£ti-$sLm&> npTftTow ~ • !" % "SATURDAY JULY ll. 196? FLY W THMA|p ^ S Mjffifr 8 ^^11 r St. tiaerten Own iiirline REGULAR SCE3EULED FLIGHTS TO SA3A .iND ST. BUSTATIOS ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY HBBQUSHT FLIGHTS TO ST. 1 I0MAS (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) to ANGUILLA (Mondayi '/ednesday, Friday) to QOflDJLOOSE (Wednesday) and to ST. DA3EB3 daily. In the very near future: Regular scheduled flights to St. Kitts. Charter Flights e lywhere in the Caribbean jlyaafe; Fly dependable, Fly.dth cocfort, Fly your own airline WINDWARD I f, L A H D S A I B g AYS Infomat,ion & Reservation} N.C. Wu hey, Philipsburg and WIA office Airport FLY V/INAIR AID YOU '-/ILL &?£ THERE + LETTERS TO TIIE + EDITOR + + ( Not the responsibility of the Editor) AS TEY DAYS SO SHALL TIIY STRENGTH BE The limited tine given to nan tc live, is three scores and ten years, but if all goes well, the old nan Brother Phiup LTenson at the "Sweet Repose" will nake a century on December the 24t'.:, 1954. Yes; on December 24th, he will bo one hundred years old Centurionc are not born in every generation. This is a special blessing a great privilege. The last Centurian we had in this district was the lat. Hesteen Rccnoy. She was highly honoured on that day. I can remember when the then Acting Lt. Governor, W.G. Buncanpor, Deputy M. Peters, Deputy A.C. Wathey and ex-Deputy A.Th. Illidge attended the occasion. .Illidge nade the speech after which she was given a present from the Executive Council, one guilder lor each year. And then refreshment was served. It was a pleasure to talk with her. She was a very intelligent woman. Herself, Elizabeth Illidge and Classina Richardson's mother, were Mas. Luke's three outstanding scholars — She could read, write and sew without any difficulty at one hundred years old In this ofcourse sLo has the advantage over Bro. Phiup. I also hope if God spare his life to see the day we will also make him feel liappy on his hundredth anniversary. I always knew bin to be an honest quiet and Christian nan, a peace maker. V/e sat in the sane class in the Church for a number of years Bro. Willie was head Leader, Bro. A. Bryson and Bro. Phiup were assistant Leaders At that tine, all the men sat in one class each had tc give up his experience. V/e have been friends for approximate fifty years If his son visits him 3 times a week; each tine ho will send howdy for ne. There is nothing like gratitude, it is one of the finest



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.WPra/itBDISLANDS OPINION SATURDAY"JULY 11.-1964, V-* PLANNING A VACATION? HERE IS THE. IDEAL HOLIDAY EXCISION, TAILOR MADE FOR ST. MAARTEN VISIT ST. CROIX, PUERTO RIO, SANTO DOMINGO, ARUBA, CURACAO All five islands or any of the five lor the LOW, LOW I ARE of ONLY US 0 128.00 Take a MONTH or EVEN MORE to complete YOUR trip NO VISA OR SPECIAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR CITIZENS OF EITTER SIDE OF THE ISLAND SALESMEN BUYEFJ3 TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE LOW FARES For further Information contact; S E L MAD UBO-& SONS (Windwa rd Islands) Ltd Front Street 66, Philipsburg, Tel: 2202 WINDWARD I SLANDS DRFIGSTO;. S Your Confidential Drugstore Where you are always assured of r-fficient and fast service Offers you: LANALOL Products: 'Hair I-ood" "Shanpoo", Hair dressing etc. LADY ESTHER Products: Powder.. Lipstick, nailpolish, Lotions, Eye-liners, etc Ladies look YOUR host USE: NABIS3LA DE LUXE, "ARTRA" Skin tone erean. We also supply all kinds of L I Q TQ It S Tel: 2330 Side, Saba, were peacefully sleeping in their own none. During the night (after midnight) they heard a noise, but didn't get up to investigate, thinking it was in the street, (because they live very near the street) But the next ncrning, which was Sunday ncrning coming out on the front porch, they beheld a garbage-barrel overturned wit_ half its contents piled all over the porch. wind you, garbage, filth, waste, which contain GJJUMS at your front door. Is this Sanitary???? But now, why, and by whon did this garbage get there??? Was it done becaae these folks nind their OWE business and don't



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WDfDW;JE ISLiNPS' OPINION 8 S.iTUTtDAY JULY 11. 1964 know: What harm have Dutch people done to .ijyeut?? • %  -'•••>• ,!• Hew do you know that Dutch people are starving??? Do you believe it is right to. bite the hand that feeds" you??? • : Mr.^ Mingo I am expecting' tp read ycur answer, to the above questions'in the next issue of our beloved newspaper the "WBJDWABD ISLANDS f OPINION" k I will stop at this until I read your answer Mr. Frank Mingo. ',. A. True St. Maartener. C L A s n (Continued from page 3) One brother(E.S.) went into the sea and swan to safety; .the other (J,S.) was overtaken by the gendarmes who by thij tine Lad been re-inforced.. The gendarme who recieved the kick had to hospitalized, but was released on Monday norning and J.S. was arrested and shipped (in shackles) to Guadeloupe on Tuesday night. : It is alleged that J.S. has been illtreated and beaten by the gendarmes while Baring the time he was arrestec We are unable to verify this, but our Editor was present when he was taken to the ship at Grand Case to be sent to Guadeloupe and he observed that his face was swollen and he was "walking" with a terrible linp. It was a sad and touching seight to witness J.S. go aboard the ship in shackles -And there were nixed feelings anong the. large crowd (about 900 1000 persons) who had gathered on the wharf at Grand Case One lady was weeping and saying: "Oh God have uercy on hin, he is sone nother's child." A ycung wonan fron French Quarter was cursing and crying at the sane tincj "It is an advantage" she said: "The gendarmes should be ashaned to allow r. little boy like hin to beat then." (J.S. is 20 years old, about 5 feet 4 l/S. inches tall and weigh* about 110 pounds) A young nan fron Grand Case was very happy about the natter and was saying in a laughing nanner: "He will never live to cone back to St. Martin They will learn hin how to hit gendarmes." An elderly gentlenan said in a solemn m an n er: "Whether you are right or wrong you cannot beat the Law." EDITORIAL %  %  % %  %  ; % % % % %  i (Continued fron page 2) By fighting anong ourselves we are destroying the progress of cur household. Let us build or rather conserve the basis on which we can rise together to prosperity in our uniquueness: an island with two different nationalities existing together like true brothers and sisters. The tendecy must be we are fron St. Maarten, not: we are from the French side or we are from the Dutch side. Let us not uake ourselves look ridiculous in the sight of better reason. II After having read the report on the regrettable incident that took place at St. Trapez, there will be many of us who are left with undefined emotions. There are those who yiill not care what happens to the youngman or those who believe that whatever occurs will be his pitiable business, liemenber, this chap night have been your son, or it may by your son tomorrow. Who knows? We shall like to be well understood. We are not in any way condoning the act of the lad. He has opposed the authorities violently and for this he ought to be punished. Circumstances, as we all know, alter cases. We are the first to uphold the Law and we are always most ready to walk behind the Law. We are also always fighting for the rights of man. We believe that as a human being, as a mother's child, no matter what the case, he has a.right to a fair trial. We all know that however elaboratly safe guarded on paper the rights of the accused are, in practice these nay be ineffective. To what rights can a citizen of a country which observes the Hule of Law consider hiuself prcperly entitled after having committed a criminal offence? During an international Congress of Jurists in New Delhi, 1959 the following report was given: Arrest And Accusation (page 126) On any arrest the arrested person



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> I WINDWARDISLANDS' OPINION t 11 SATURDAY JULY 11, .1964 SPOSIS ROUNDUP CRICKET By: Janes Lake -The third cricket test natch between England and Australia ended with an Australian 3even wicket victory. Over 50 thousand spectators saw Australia defeat England on the fourth 1 day of a five day test natch, with nore than a day to spare. Sone nagnificent bowling by Titaos bad the Australians in trouble, but they soon able to naster that. The scores: England 265 and 233 Australia 309 and 111 for 3. For England: Barrington nade 35; Boycott 48 and Parks 65. For Australia Berge uade 160 Red Park 58, Kawk BO Red Park also scored the winning stroke for Australia. -The fourth lest starts at "Old Trafw fords" on July 23rd. ami reL,enber: "Old Traffords" spells rain. It was at "Old Traffords where the West Indies lost their only natch of the 1950 series due to rain anc' in 19C3 they captured the English bowling at "Old Traffords" and beat England by ten wickets. All cricket fans should be reninded of that score so we can conparc it with Australia and England That score: England 216 and 285 West Indies 501 for 6 declared and, 2 for no wicket. LOCAL A friendly natch was played at French Quarter on Sunday July 5, between Blitz C.C. of PMlipsburg and Grlea-ra ——— — — — — —— %  — ———^^.— — — — i LUX sweet soap, the finest C.C. of French Quarter an# Blits again defeated Orleans C.C. in the first innings Score: Blits 71 Orleans 45 This was the second Sunday that Jrloams had been defeated by 31itz C.C. -Tomorrow Sunday July 12, Blitz C.C. and Ranbeau C.C. will clash This should be a very interesting gane Considering that Rdbbeau C.C. is the only tean on the island that was able to stop Blitz C.C. in recent tines Capt. Forde of Blitz and his boys are determined to take revenge And the boys fron Ranbeau are saying that they are going M A G G I, Like hone-nade soups to give the boys fron Great Bay the worse licking they ever had. What will happen is anybody's guess We are sure of one thing and that is; that this should be a nost exciting natch. Make sure that YOU are there to see the boys in action for yourself The natch will be played at Ranbeau. JUNIOR BASEBALL By; Antony Proctor Cole Bay Junior Baseball tean played a double header on Wednesday July 8, 1964. -At 9 o'Clock in the norning they played against the Junior tean from Lower Prince's Quarter and won the gaue 15-5. -The second gane wf the double header started about 2:00 p.n. and was played against the Junior tean fron Town (Fhilipsburg) This tine the boys fron Cole Bay received a whipping from the Town boys The gane ended in a 9 7 victory for FRY I N SPRY Town. -The Town boys haven't lost a gane for t he year They played against Sinpson Bay Junior tean twice and won both tines Against Lower Prince's Quarter once and won and against Cole Lay once and won. So the boys fron Town* are tlie Chanps. I552|^|S! SSS1I2 DRIVE SAFELY, BBtEMBEH THE LIFE YOU SAVE MAYBE YOUR OWN] 11



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AMOR KT Umil UUXIA VTNCIT" ":x,V1-J ,< %  LAWm Qfto^R Ai.] SATURDAY J U L i.' 11, 1964 Vol. 6 N* 2 Price Fls. 0.25 TWO LuJTHEiS AND TWO gSNftJMES CLASH AT ST. TRAPEZ ftt On Saturday night (Sunday morning) two brothers fron the Dutch part of the island and two gendames clashed at St. Trapez, Sandy Ground, Marigot, and when it was all over one gendarne was hospitalized and one brother arrested. According to reports it all started over sone cisunderstanding about a British lady, residin G at St. Janes, Marigot It is reported that P. of Marigot, struck J.S. of Sucker Garden, an;' then grabbed two bottles; on his part J.S. pilled his knife. The younger brother of J.S. (E.S.) who was nearby grabbed J.S. and took hin outside with the intention of trying to get hiia (j.S.) to go hone. ( See eiASH on page 3) THIS IS YOUR NEW S P.A PER SUPPORT Hi 0 74.7a.9XC



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WINDVmD ISLANDS' OPINION 2 SATUTcDAY JULY 11, 1964 THE WINDWAIID ISLANDS' ITINION 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, eduaational and political conditions of thw Windward Islands, by advocating against the cause of injustice and oppression. Editor Publisher j.H. Lake,Sr. dissociate Editor C.E. Baly,Jr. dissociate Editor Mrs. B. Morales Editorial ad. ress: P.O. Box 22 Philipsburg St. Maarten, Neth. Ant. Printers: The People's Printery Tamarindesteeg N£ 8 Philipsburg EDITORIAL SHOTHEIS AND SISTEiS -..F ST. M^UtTEN ST. MiiltHN I Our fim belief that S^. Maarten St. Martin is an island where two peoples live in unity, ought not to be a vacuous myth. At the frontier there is a monument where every eleventh day of November; speeches by both authorities are made commenor-ting this peaceful co-existence: Two nationalities on a speck of land. A fact every St. Maartener ought tc be proud of. It is not a nice thing to have myths blown to bits by .irresponsible individuals or in. any other way. The unfortunate skirmish of Saturday, July 4, 1964 (read report on F^ont page) at St. Trapez seems to have prompted,nationalistic maniacs to make ridiculous remarks about their brothers and sisters. On a little island where on both Dutch and French Side there are relatives of one another it is tragical to have to realize that to be Dutch or to be French cones before to be a St. Maartener. It is so difficult to comprehend that the division becomes obvious as far as nationalities go. When a person is St. Maartener this means he is inclusive. His nationality excludes him somewhere. So why be so narrow-minded to exclude yourself in so limited a circumstance as our little island. Ir, this sense we are necessarily brothers and sisters; we should not allow alien forces to interfere with this relationship we cannot possible come on with an "apartheid" attitude. (See Editorial on page 8)



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g^YAED ISLANDS' OPINION 13 SATU liAY JULY 11. 1964 S T. MAARTiSN FI3L COMPLIED; RECORD CRUISE S3ASON ANTICIPATED The nillion dollar pier project on the Cari bbean island of St. Maarten in the. Netherlands Antilles is now conpleted and, according to advance reports, a record number of cruise ships will bo calling at this half Dutch, half French island between now and the end of the 1964 05 season next spring. The new pier, under construction since October, 19G2, can accommodate the largest cruise ships now plying the Caribbean. It provides 1,312 feet of mooring space, with a 33-foot water depth along 394 feet of its lateral length. It is located at Point Blanche, a short distance from Philipsburg, capital of Si. Maartens Dutch side. \ Completion of the pi^r puts St. Maarten on par with many of the other Caribbean islands as far as accessibility to cruise ships and their passengers is concerned. The project is a part of the ten-year economic development plan sponsored by the Netherlands for the furtherance of growth and development in all the islands comprising the Netherlands Antilles group. St. Maarten has recently seen dramatic upsurge in popularity as a tourist uecca. Caribbean Cruise Line's lieviera was the frist American cruise ship to moor at the new pier when it made its first of several calls on July 5, Serverol other lines have indicated St. Maarten on their itineraries between now and the beginning of the winter cruise season an unusual occurence during the minimum cruise travel period. Among those are Incres Line's Victoria and Furness Line's Ocean Monarch Between November 30 of this year and the end of the '54-'e5 season, approxicating St. Maarten on itineraries. According to Bergen Line officials, their Meteor will make 10 calls at St. Maarten from Puerto Rico during the season. Holland-America lino has also expressed interest in scheduling calls there. At the pier's inaugural ceremonies held recently, the Dutch battleship H.M.S. .Amsterdam visited the island and became 'its first ship to mcor at the pier. Several well known names in American show business have "discovered" St. Maarten and television star Mitch Miller was on hand for the ceremonies. Press Release c METHODIST NEtfS ( Week ending July 11th 1364) -Last Monday the Methodist Church welcomed Mr. Leonard Rock, a student at the Union Theological Seminary, who will be spending the Summer vacation working in the Methodist churches on both sides of the island. Mr. Rock is a native of Barbados, and he has not been to St. Maarten before. Ww welcome him warmly to our shores, and hope that many members wf the community will be able to meet him. They will have an opportunity of hearing him preach in all the churches: This Sunday (12th July) Mr. Rock will be at Marigot at 0:30 a.o., Cole Ba* at 10.30 a.m., an.? Philipsburg at 7.15 p.m.



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%  — WINDWAia: ISLANDS' OPINION % %  Bi v BangJ Cr-Cr-Cra shn DOWN GO PR I CES ON SHOES A T F. Beauperthuv Shoe Store MAEIGOT GIGANTIC SALE ON: SAMPLE SHOES GOING AT COST PRICE 12 OTHERS BELOW COST! YOU DAVE A WHOLE WEEK TO MAKE USE OF THIS UNBELIEVABLE OFFEit SALE STARTS MONDAY JULY 6 ft ENDS MONDAY JULY 13 '..', Just received at M A T n 0 S STOitE Frontstreet Philipsburg The largest assortment of beautiful SPJKT SHIRTS for nen that can be found Anywhere on the is land at MODERATE PRICES Also a large supply of curtain good & dress material See Miss M A T H 0 "the lady with the Chaining smile and be convinced that: This is the place to Ao your shopping CHESS FANS ATTENTION We are now meeting every Wednesday at SEA-VIEW Hotel Dining-room At 8 0:30 There will be lessons for beginners We are looking forward to seeing also Our friends from, the PRENCH SIDE.



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATUISAY JULY 11. 1964 NOVELTY ST3E Frcntstreet Philipsburg Is your address for the bsat For Ladies: Dresses, shces, ":ato \ Peace naterial end other apparel For Children : Dresses, shces, hats, Caps, Suits, Pajamas and Daty-dolls ... For_ncn; Pants (Continental) spcrt3 shirts, Working shirts (Khaki), ties, etc., Also souvenirs of St. Maarten i We sell itens for persons fron 1-ycar to 99 years WHAT YOU DON'T SEE ASK FOIL' Why not drop in and be convinced. Proprietor: Mrs. A., De Weever Luamijus OFFICE SUITES F0? t L^IASE IN A M.DEPiN TWO-STOI.Y I7JIL".ING IN AN'EXCELLENT LOCATION ON FIDNT STIJEET AT N£ 62 PIIILIFSDUliG FOB FUKTEEll INFORMATION CONTACT: JOHANNES (Chick) APJUNDELL Things in the world. What is bettor than a thankful and appreciative heart? What I appreciate most about bin is that he never appreciate nogetivo ide.s He always replaced therj with positive thoughts, and thdse are the thoughts that ^akos hin ^Pl-y today under every trying circumstance, as nenory cooes to keep his company. Let every nan gather virtue, for a nan's virtue accompanies his > soul. Otherwise he goes alone, through the dark glooning which we all oust traverse. "We are Spirits" says Franklin. That bodies should be lent us while they afj'ord us pleasure, assist us in acquiring knowledge, or in doing good to cur fellow nen is a kind of benevolent act of God. When they becone unfit for these purposes, and afford us pain instead of pleasure Instead of an aid they becone an encunberance, and an s we re none of the intentions for which they were riven, it is equally kind anc benevolent that a way is provided by which we zisy get rid of then... Death is that way. We should stop waiting till our friends die to say the good things about then. Say then while they can hear then, and nake then feel good. In behalf of ny good eld friend Dro. i-hiup Ilenson on his anticipated hundred years anniversary. A. Th. Illidge ++++++++++++++++++++ Lear Mr. Editor; Please allow ne the necessary space in your paper for the following: Before beginning uy little story I would like to a3k twe questions; N£. 1 When the nenbers of a Private Club (as they call it) becone a nuisance to the peace of the public, wl^t should be done about it????? N£ 2 When the aid of the Police Force is required, shouldn't they respond to the call???? Here begins ny little story: Saturday night July 4th. 1964, two old folks, who reside at Windward .... 11 ii