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 itjfWHttvmjmt^vtti~iaiiJmm*^i 'imco'i1 '"-Hi "ji kwiu'whi���w^m���mjiumjE  Provincial Library,  Victoria, B. C.  1  byDOUGSEWELL  Two weeks ago. the Sunshine  Coast Justice Council met to  discuss the issues of capital  punishment and gun control.  The results of that meeting  should be well known by  now. the council voted 32-7  for retention of the barbaric .  practice of hanging.  If there has ever been a case  of proven pre-rhedhated, first  degree murder surely it will  result from the decisions of  bodies such as this 'Justice  Council'.  The 'eye for an eye and a  tooth for a tooth' syndrome was  first    legalized    by    Hannibal  nearly 3000 years ago. Since  that time our methods of justice  have progressed considerably  but unfortunately we have never  quite freed ourselves of the  barbarism this edict implies.  In many cases we have fallen  into even worse practices. If I  slug someone in the jaw I will  probably go to jail for two or  three years instead of just  being able to let him take a  crack at me.  Capital punishment reached  it's peak under the Roman  Empire of Augustus Caesar, the  Circus . Maximus was a life  and death struggle that provided the 'punishment of death'  for failing to win a contest of  skills.   The   story  of  Christ's  cruxifiction tells of their attitude  towards 'petty crime'. The  early Christians tried to follow  Christ's teachings about  'turning the other-cheek' but  it wasn't long before they  began to realize that 'might was  right' and it is under the later  'Christian Emperors' such as  Nero that we find the most  decadent period of Roman  History.  Christianity continued to be  the main proponent of 'Capital  Punishment' until modern  times. The Crusades showed a  barbarism and a lack of respect  for human life that was to be  unequalled until this century  and under the infamous Spanish and French Inquistions the  'Punishment of Death' was  applied to thousands of Jews  and Infidels whose only crime  was that they were 'making the  world unsafe for pious people.'  Though these cases all apply  to a world much different  than our own, they show  the effects that a lack of respect  for human dignity and life can  have on a society. The excuses  have always been much similar  to those raised at the Justice  Council meeting, but it is not  logical to blame the criminal for  the downfall of a society that  has more often than not been  responsible for shaping his  personality and breeding his  contempt of the law.  It has only been forty years  since  'Germany   allowed   one  of the  greatest  criminals   of  all time to lead it to destruction.  Hitler rose to power by playing  on these same fears of crime  t and brutality that Canadians are  now reacting to so strongly. A  man who is willing to take the  7  life of  another  man  because  it   'might'  prove a  deterrent  ���..i to   others   contemplating   the  , same   crime   is   a   dangerous  ';������ man to have in power. It is inter-  ; esting that the only crime, other  ���y than   murder,   to   still   carry  7 the death penalty is treason.  7 Capital punishment along with  . such antiquated laws as the War  Measures Act are leaving us  (. open to a 'Hitler' who can play  on our fears. The leaders  of all three national parties  have declared their opposition  to capital punishment. It would  be easy for a fourth, more  radical opposition to get a firm  hold by supporting the rapidly  growing 'string'em up' faction.  The main danger to our society  lies in our reverting to the  barbaric practices of the past  not in our attempts to create a  better future.  No benefit has ever been  realized by inflicting capital  punishment, the murder rate  has been steadily rising since  accurate records have been  kept. The more complex a  society becomes, the more  frustration, tension and mental  illness is created. There are few  people in their right minds who  are willingxto murder just for  personal gain.  Though capital punishment  has failed to show any definite  benefits there are many cases  were it has shown it's faults  and many instances where  'murderers' have evaded  justice or later been pardoned  and have proved to be worthwhile citizens. I can think of at  least three families on the  Sunshine Coast who firmly  believe their fathers or grandfathers were on the run from  British Law when they came to  this part of the world. The skills  and talents these men brought  to the new communities proves  my contension that a man is not  worthless to society until he is  dead. In the cases of Australia  and French Guiana modern  nations were built by the  men who chose to remain in the  penal colonies after their  sentences were over, many of  these men had once been  doomed to the gallows but  instead had been sentenced  to transportation.  If a nation allows the 'Legal  Execution' of any man they  immediately open the doors to  the 'Alternate Justice' of the  accused. It must be remembered that the Crown serves as  a father figure to the nation. If  a father includes his teenage  (Continued on Page 3)  Sunshine Coast  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Volume 29, Number 12  March 23, 1976.  15* per copy  on newsstands  LAST WEEK'S WEATHER  Low-  High         Rata  March 13            -2C  7C            nil  March 14           -2C  9C            nil  March 15               OC  8C       Trace  March 16               4C  9C   2.0 mm.  March 17              6C  12C   4.3 mm.  March 18               3C  9C   7.9 mm.  March 19               OC  9C   10.4 mm  Week's rainfall 24.6 mm  March 35.3 mm.  1976���382.2  mm.  Sechelt re j cct s  ffno growth" proposal  At a public meeting of the  Sechelt Vicinity Planning Committee on Sunday afternoon,  an audience of about 50 local  citizens considered three proposals for the future growth of  Sechelt. The Vicinity Planning  Committee, represented by  Regional Planner, Adrian Stott,  Doug Roy, a local engineer and  surveyor and Regional Board  Directors Morgan Thompson  (Sechelt) and Barry Pearson  (Davis Bay) explained that the  plans were intended to be a broad  outline; ofiihe type ;df growth 77  the community desired. This  would then give the Board an  indication of what the residents  wanted Sechelt to become so  that planning could be designed  to fit future needs.  The three choices as presented at  last Sunday's meeting were a  Regional Town, Public Recreation  Centre and a Resource Development Centre. The Regional Town  idea was designed to inhibit  the growth of the area by making  businesses that didn't directly  supply goods and services for the  .local;ccromumtyt unwekome, in  Sfcat-a-thon  to raise money  for youth groups  The first annual Skat-a-thon at the Sunshine Coast  Arena is scheduled for April 10. The skat-a-thon has been  organized to raise money for minor hockey and figure  skating clubs.  The public is invited to participate either as a spectator to encourage and cheer on a favorite skater, or as a  participating skater. The object of the skat-a-thon is to  skate as many laps as possible in a one hour time period.  Several dignitaries from the Sunshine Coast are expected to take part in the skat-a-thon. Representatives  of Gibsons and Sechelt council will be challenged as well  as fire chiefs, police, chairman of the Regional Board,  representatives of the Lions Clubs, the Kiwanis club,  Kinsmen club, cirling club and any other club or organizations who wish to enter or sponsor a skater.  To give sponsors an idea of how much to pledge on  skaters, officials of the skat-a-thon say it is not expected  to have anyone doing 150 laps in the one hour period except in the 14 to 18 year category.'Even then, officials say,  few will complete that goal.  They add that "It is doubtful any adult hockey player.  will endure such a physical task but from the grapevine  it has been rumored that the new arena manager, Ernie  Kos; is willing to challenge these fellows."    ���  Eight different categories have been established, the  first starting at 8 a.m. and the last starting at 5 p.m. A  detailed time schedule appears on the Sports Page.  ���  the area. Tourist developments  and industrial sites would be  discouraged though some light  industry would still be allowed.  The benefits of this pain would  be a small town atmosphere  and a quieter, less tourist orientated commerce. ���  The second plan, a Public  Recreation Centre allows for the  development of a major Provincial  Park along Sechelt Inlet for which  Sechelt would become the  resource centre, Adrian Stott  stressed that'this park would not  -Lbe*: automobile. ^Jxiented 7: but: ,  7 would insteatf be developed more  for camping~ and use by. foot,  passengers on a proposed new  direct Vancouver - Sechelt  passenger service. Commercial  tourism would not be allowed  to expand to any great extent  but it would be necessary for  Sechelt businesses to grow to  meet the increased demand for  accomodation and supplies. This  plan represented the middle  of the road, medium growth  option.  The final plan, a Resource  Development Centre calls for a  rapid development of both the  tourist and large industrial  areas. A plan to excavate the  huge gravel deposits on the east  side of the town would be allowed  and commercial tourism in the  form   of   small   boat   harbors,  marinas and campgrounds would  be encouraged. It was envisaged  by the committee that this plan  could mean an eventual population for Sechelt in excess of  20,000 residents.  The group that--attended last  Sunday's meeting was quick to  reject the no growth philosophy  of the Regional Town idea but  it was obvious that neither the  Public Recreation, nor the Resource Development options were  much more attractive. The  general feeling of the meeting  .seamed fistojjbe that -the 4>est |  i; solution ���; was a compromise '  between these two ideas.  After two or three requests  from the floor the committee  finally asked that a 'straw vote'  be taken. The results were:  Regional Town 3, Public Recreation Centre 17, and Resource  Development Centre 10. Quite a  .few people failed to vote because  they could not closely identify  with any of the proposed options.  It was commonly felt that it  was impossible to hold back  growth and development without  entirely stagnating in the process  and it was feared that if employment opportunities were not  increased it would become  impossible to convince young  people to stay in the area.  ��� Among other possibilities  (Continued dn Paoe 4)  GOING OVER IT one more time for nostalgia's sake is  Elphinstone geography teacher Frank Fuller. It was all  part of the Homecoming weekend when, former Elphinstone students returned to their old alma mater for two  days of activities, dancing, and renewing old friendships  with former classmates and teachers.  Former geography students in "Mr. Fully's" class are  left to right,    Karen Brocklebank, Debrah  McNevin,  Maria Schneider and Kerry Mahlman.  MLA urges Davis to keep ferries  Gibsons Council briefs  Sewer function  creates problems  Regional District Area A director. Jack Paterson said this week  that he is concerned over the  problems that are arising with the  Regional District taking over the  function of overseeing the" maintenance of the sewer systems.  The provincial government used  to handle this job by sending out  an inspector each month to check  that the maintenance forms had  been properly kept up but recently Victoria decided this was too  costly and the buck has now been  passed to the Regional District. It  is expected to cost the taxpayer  another Vi mill.  Areas A and C have hot yet  signed this agreement and Paterson feels that it will be necessary  to call a public meeting because  the Pender Harbour-Egmont area  has never given the Regional District the right to tax them for  this service.  The" situation could soon become urgent because when a resort in that area changes ownership, under present circumstances, it would be prohibited from  re-opening because of a lack of  a Health Certificate.  The date of the public meeting  should be announced scon.  In his report to council, Aid.  Bill Laing said he would like to  see at least another $100,000  added to next year's budget for  road reconstruction as local byways are in rather rough shape.  Aid. Laing went on to say that  the sewage treatment plant, in  January and February processed  3,602,000 gallons of effluent and  that within the next few months,  the sewer system will be nearing  its peak workload, approximately  164,220 gallons per day.  The contract for clearing two  acres of land for the municipal  works yard, dog pound and pump  house has been awarded to Shoal  Developments of Gibsons. The  cost, which was not disclosed, includes clearing of timber and  lengthening of the road. The land  is located- near the corner of  Henry and Reed roads.  ������    ���   ���        ���  Aid. Jim Metzler presented the  wharfinger's report for Jack Richardson and disclosed that the  council is subsidizing the wharf  for about $200 per month. Last  month, revenues were $1128, and  costs were $1326.15. Legal proceedings are being taken against  five boat owners who have not yet  paid their wharfage fees.  Sue more letters have been received by Gibsons council concerning the neighborhood pub  proposal of MTR Holdings. All  six were in favor of the plan.  There was further development  on the proposed pub in the former  Flowerlaine Store on Gower Point  Road. The proponent, Mr. Davies  who impressed on council that he  had managed several pubs and  hotels-in his career, said the design was/that of a true English  pub, with a long bar, a free, full-  sized billiard table, dart boards,  crib boards, shuffleboard and a 30  square foot TV screen for sports  events.  The pub would be geared to  the tastes of older people and  would be for quiet drinking only  as there .would be no jukebox or  live bands; only piped in recorded  music. As there are only 11 parking spaces available, 'the focus  would be on .the non-driving  drinker.  Complete plans have not yet  been drawn up, and it was suggested to Mr. Davies that he contact the Liquor. Administration  Branch before he became too involved in his planning.  Don Lockstead, New Democratic MLA for Mackenzie, last week  urged Transport Minister. Jack  Davis to reconsider his decision to  sell three ferries which provide a  vital service to the people of  coastal British Columbia.  He said the sale of .the Prince  George has angered coastal residents who were anxious that it be  put in operation this summer.  "No sooner had Mr. Davis  dashed their hopes, when he announced that he would get rid of  the Queen of Surrey and the  Langdale Queen," Mr. Lockstead  said.    .    '  The Queen of Surrey, an ocean  going ferry bought in Sweden two  years ago, has been operating on  the Horseshoe Bay-Nanaimo run  but was intended to be moved to  the Kelsey Bay-Prince Rupert run  when new Gulf ferries are completed within the next few  months. Mr. Lockstead said the  additional ferry on the Prince  Rupert run is "essential and, to  do away with it, threatens an established transportation route  which cannot be serviced by the  present ferry alone."  He said he is amazed at how  shortsighted the Social Credit  government appears to be in  divesting itself of its only back-up  ocean going vessel. "It is certainly not the businesslike way they  talked about during the campaign," he said.  The third vessel, the Langdale  Queen, which runs betweeA  Horseshoe Bay and the Sunshine  Coast, was already scheduled to  be replaced. While he recognized  that the ferry is now "running on  a hope and a prayer," he urged  Mr. Davis not to take the ship out  of duty before adequate replacement is found.  "Mr. Davis must understand  that for thousands of British  Columbians living on the coast,  ferries are not a frill or an entertainment. They are,a necessity of  life," he said.  Celebrations need help  Pender Harbour Mayday  Referendum  to be held on  swimming pool  It appears the Gibsons Kins->  men swimming pool project has  been further delayed because  council has decided that the matter will have to go to public  referendum.  The referendum would take  place at the next municipal election in November of this year and  include regional district areas E  and F.  Members of the Kinsmen club  appeared before council last February in the hope of obtaining approval for the $600,000 swimming  ���pool project. Kinsmen have  agreed to pay the capital cost of  the project but asked the village  to take over the operating costs  once the pool was completed. The  village would have to provide an  estimated $10,000 out of a recreational budget to cover the yearly  operating deficit.  At that time council felt the surrounding regional district areas  should also contribute to the operating deficit because residents  living in those areas would be using the pool.  The swimming pool would be  located on village property adjacent to the Winter Club curling  rink.  After nearly 50 years of Pender  Harbour Mayday celebrations it  looks as though the famous ceremony at Madeira Park is finally to  be cancelled. Organized Phyllis  Kuntson said last week that the  handful of people still interested  in helping out cannot possibly  cope with all the preparations.  They are now looking for a group  or organization that would be interested in taking on the job, but  so far the prospects are dim.  The Mayday Celebrations were  begun about 1930 and have traditionally included sports events,  bingo, games, Softball and teen  and adult dances.  It would be a shame to see the  celebration fall by the wayside  after so many years, so get together a group of your friends and;  call Phyllis Knutson at 883-2406.  Sea Cavalcade  Although summer may still  be some time away, there are a  few people in Gibsons who are  already starting to wonder about  this year's Sea Cavalcade.  Who will be organizing it?  Qualifications for organizers,  including the co-ordinator, are  simple ��� interest and enthusiasm. And a little bit of time, of  course.  An entire organizing committee and a co-ordinator are needed now to get things rolling.  Lois McLean, last year's Sea  Cavalcade secretary, said she  wouldn't mind taking on the  same job if required.  If you're interested in working on this year's Sea Cavalcade  leave your name and phone  number at the Sunshine Coast  News office.  Delivered to EVERY address on the Sunshine Coast every Tuesday Sunshine Coast News, March 23, 1976.  Sunshine Coast  Published at Gibsons, B.C. every Tuesday  by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  Ronald B. Cruice, Publisher.  Rob Dykstra, Editor.  Pender Harbour Representative:  Doug Sewell - 883-9276  Subscription Rates:  Distributed free to all addresses on the Sunshine Coast  British Columbia $6.00 per year; $4.00 for six months.  Canada except B.C. $8.00 per Year.  United States and Foreign $10.00 per Year.  Phone 886-2622 P. O. Box 460, Gibsons, B. C.  Humility and arrogance  Humility has become a rather ambiguous virtue. When a person seems noticeably humble we wonder what he or she  is really up to. And when we are not  suspicious of humility we tend to dismiss it as something soft and doormat-  tish, as something not quite wholesome  and normal.  There is the man who ostentatiously exudes modesty like cheap perfume as  he belittles his achievements. But he  smiles becomingly when anyone mentions them. Oliver Hereford defined  modesty as "the gentle art of enhancing  your charm by pretending not to be  aware of it."  There is the woman who goes  through life being "poor-little-me ���  ��� the crushed daisy-type who uses her apparent helplessness and meekness, her  subtly aggressive humility, for getting  her own way.  Then there is the person ��� Dickens'  Uriah Heep is the classic instance ��� who  wears a camouflage of humility over his  ruthless desire to rule any'roost on which  he finds himself.  Self-deprecation is often a subtle  form of self-assertion and self-aggrandizement. This common ploy was demonstrated by the man who, when asked by a  psychiatrist if he had any day-dreams of  self-importance, replied "Oh no! I think  much less of myself than I really am."  In both traditional moral philosophy  and traditional theology humility is not in  the ostentatious putting-down of the self  but the self-forgetfulness which sustains  the compassionate service of the needs of  others, not in grovelling before other  persons but in serving their real good.  You are not humble when you are  concerned about whether or not you appear to be humble: that kind of thing is,  in the final analysis, a subtle form of  arrogance. It is a certain sign of arrogance to say, "How very good of me to  be so humble."  N'est-ce pas?  It seems occurences such as the  recent CBC application for a French  television station has perhaps spurred on  some paranoia among the aldermen at a  certain village council.  The village of Parksville has written letters to both Gibsons and Sechelt  councils, and presumably to other councils in this province, asking endorsement  of a letter to Premier Bennett.  The letter recommends to the Premier  that English be adopted as the official  language of British Columbia. i  Both Sechelt and Gibsons councils  made little comment on the matter and  with a little chuckle filed Parksville's  letter into dusty files of what one alderman termed ' 'the deep six."  To the Village of Parksville we say:  A waste of time and paper.  N'est-ce pas?  A promising partnership  Many of the old cliches, with which  we are all too familiar, have a special  ring of gloomy truth about them these  days. Just a quick look at the world situation today, and the anomalies in it, will  prompt even optimists to comment that  "it's darkest before the dawn." A pessimist on the other hand, will dourly proclaim that "it will get worse before it  gets better."   ���  What even that quick look shows is  that, after a period of unprecedented  growth, Western Europe now has its  highest unemployment in decades. We  know as well as any that Canada and  the United States are in the same boat.  Despite their soaring incomes, even  the oil-rich Middle Eastern cou tries  have found themselves in trouble. Their  plans for spending these new found  riches were just too ambitious and now,  suddenly, some of them are borrowing  money.  After many years of trouble, Britain  has at last entered a period of economic  crisis. Lawlessness, factional strife,  armed conflict and confrontation between  labor and management have become the  order of the day. Even optimists look unhappy and any pessimist will intone  dolefully that there "is no light at the end  of the tunnel."  Yet it is under just such conditions  that human beings respond best. History  is full of "darkest hours" overcome, as  will be the future.  During such times.the better idea  is forced to the surface. It may not necessarily be a new idea, but always it assumes new significance because of the  conditions under which it has flowered.  Often such an idea will spring forth in  many places at once.  From many diverse places, some of  them completely unexpected, has come  an idea which is beginning to find a great  deal of support.  The thought is simple: That government, business and labor have common,  complementary goals and that co-operation, not confrontation, would be better  for everyone.  This idea is based upon the understanding that business, labor and government are really partners, not opponents,  and that by co-operating, much more  could be achieved.  The Chamber of Commercein Bristol, England, has issued a document entitled ''A Call for Survival.'' Although the  publication castigates government for its  past mistakes, it also sets out a 10-  point program by which government  could properly satisfy the legitimate demands of business and labor as partners.  Another seven points in the same  document remind business of some of its  short-comings and responsibilities and its  need to be self-reliant and innovative.  A further seven points comment of labor.  The theme of the Bristol Chamber is  simply: "Recognize your common goals  and your role, then work together for the  survival of Britain."  That's not a bad idea.  We must overcome the situation we  have allowed to come about because of a  lack of co-operation between society's  vital elements, business, labor and government. We must set new bases for stability and progress.  ���Vancouver Board of Trade.  FIVE YEARS AGO  Study of an ambulance service  for Gibsons municipality is started by council.  Sechelt merchants decide  against store hour control because stores outside the village  could not be included.  Gibsons   grade   fivers   spend  three days in Victoria aided by  funds raised by themselves.  10 YEARS AGO  West Sechelt expects domestic  water piped to homes by early  April.  The old Gibsons' home on Mar-  ���' ���'���}������  illiC.yT iilC  department.  - ������': !>;.' .-.������nu:;:  To alleviate a traffic menace on  the highway at Pratt rd., the  speed limit has been cut from SO  tc35MPH.  15 YEARS AGO  Work starts on a $100,000  shopping centre on two acres of  the former McNab farm (now  Sunnycrest Plaza).  This  year's   Pender  Harbour  Board   of   Trade   smorgasbord  catered to 235 persons from all  parts of the Sunshine Coast.  20 YEARS AGO  The school district budget for  1956 totals $405,415 which is  557,995 over last year. Transportation and salaries account for  most of the increase.  Cougars have been sighted  roaming Roberts Creek area and  two of them have been tracked  and shot.  Robert MacNicol, Robert Burns  and Alf. Ritchey have been appointed as the Brothers Memorial  Park board by Hon. Ray Williston  25 YEARS AGO  Gibsons Board of Trade backs  construction of a 30 room hotel by  Vancouver hotel men.  Despite protests objecting to  the purchase of a work truck for  municipal work, council decides  to buy a truck anyway.  S.C. cashes  in on  emil peterson left, and Axel Anderson sailing fishing  skiffs from Rivers Inlet to Gibsons Landing, 1925.  -Photo by Phil Fletcher courtesy of Elphinstone Museum  Basford explains  Controls aim at reducing gun-related incidents  The following are - excerpts  from a speech made by Minister  of Justice Ron Basford on the  second reading of BBB C-83 in  Parliament, March 8.  The growing number of crimes,  deaths and accidents  involving  the use of firearms is a very proper concern of the citizens and  one fully shared by the Govern-  ment.Every year sees a further  increase in gun-related murders,  robberies, suicides and accidents  in Canada. In 1974, nearly 1500  persons died of gunshot wounds,  an increase of 30 percent over the  1970   number.   Firearms   were  used  in  one-half of Canada's  murders and in at least one-third  of the 15,000 robberies. They also  account for over one-third of the  annual suicides and many accidental deaths. No count is known  of the number of non-fatal accidents caused by firearms.  These are clearly statistics that  call for measures that will lead to  a curtailment of the incidence of  gun-related violence, both of a  criminal and non-criminal nature,  while at the same time avoiding  undue  interference with   legitimate ownership and uses of common firearms.  The Government's policy on  the control of firearms as set out  in Bill C-83 is designed to achieve  this  goal  through. a  series  of  reasoned legislative and administrative measures based upon the  following principles:  ��� the increased criminal liability for misuse of weapons.  ��� increased standards of care  for ownership and use of weapons  ��� decreased availability of  firearms and ammunition.  ��� screening of fitness to possess and use firearms.  ��� increased police powers, to  seize weapons.  ��� increased awareness of the  dangers of firearms abuse.  The measures are of a compre1-  hensive nature, directed both to  those who would use guns for  criminal purposes and to others  who, in using them for legitimate ends, must learn to do so  with greater respect and care. ;.���:  For those who use firearms as  tools of their criminal trade, no  registration or licensing system  will effectively curb access to and  use of weapons. For such criminals the real sanction is and must  be severe sentences. To this end,  the maximum penalties for unlawful possession or use of ordinary, as well as restricted and  prohibited weapons, are being  substantially increased. In addition, any person henceforth convicted of using an offensive  weapon while committing an indictable offence will receive a pri  son term above and beyond that  for the indictable offence itself.  For citizens who wish to own or  use common firearms for' legitimate purposes, a number of control   systems   were   considered  closely by the Government ��� total prohibition, firearms depositories, gun registration and possessor licencing. They were the  subject of a full study carried out  by Dean Martin Friedland for the  Government   during   1975.    Of  these, the one that is the only  balanced   and    reasonable    approach to the problem of controlling misuse of firearms is a system of licencing persons who possess guns. This system places primary emphasis on the proposition  that no person should be entitled  to possess or use a firearm unless  he can establish his fitness and  responsibility to do so. In other  words, ownership and use of firearms should not be a right but a  privilege.  The system of licencing will be  simple and flexible yet effective,  and with necessary safeguards to  ensure that no one will be unfairly deprived of the privilege to  secure a licence for legitimate  purposes. Here, I refer particularly to the sports hunter, the  target-shooter and, indeed, the  northern family for whom hunting  is a way and means of life.  I am also satisfied that the system reflects the belief shared by  the wildlife groups that there is  an important need for responsibility in the ownership and use of  guns. As we know there are some  one million hunters who readily  accept the requirement of a hunting licence in order to use their  guns.  It is important to screen out  those who are unfit to possess  firearms. It is also important that  those with firearms keep and use  those weapons in a responsible  manner. To erisure this, careless  handling and storage of firearms  will become subject to criminal  sanctions. I will also be urging the  provincial Attorneys-General to  provide in their laws a stricter civil liability for firearmmisuse.r  There are a number of other  important measures contained in  this bill which form part of the  Government's initiative to develop an effective means to curb the  growth of gun-related violence  in Canada. The Government does  not pretend for a moment that any  or all of these measures together  will eliminate the tragic and ruthless gun incidents that now occur.  What we believe it will do,  through the combination of sanctions, screening and reduced access, is reduce the occurrence of ,  such incidents.  Letters to the Editor  MISINFORMED?  Editor: In the March 9 issue of  the Coast News, Don McLean  writes in a letter to the editor  that "we are all ready to admit  that the congenial atmosphere of  the British pub has done more to  encourage close community ties  than any other organized or unorganized pastime ..."  As a resident of the "tight"  little isle for 25 years, I believe  Don is quite misinformed.  On the contrary, in Britain, as  here, booze is the number one  home wrecker, the number one  killer on the highways, and a disrupter of the national economy.  Don refers to talks with students of Elphinstone Secondary,  about "growing in terms of learning." Let's hope that these bright  students will help him get his  values straightened out.  Meanwhile, those interested in  more liquor outlets need no encouragement from the 'cloisters  of learning.'  ���E. W. amd EDNA DAVIES.  GRANDSTANDING  Editor: I would like to explain  to you and your readers my displeasure regarding a front page  article in the Coast News, Tuesday, March 9, 1976 concerning  me. The headline read "Alderman questions employee's work"  The short paragraph that followed expressed Alderman Morgan Thompson's concern that I  (the village's only permanent  works employee) was working on  the Sechelt Marsh Priject. The  insinuation is that I should have  been working elsewhere and decided      to      take      it      upon  myself to work on a project not  within the village's jurisdiction  and that I was not doing my  job right. Not so. My job assignments come from the village  clerk.  I resent the fact that your paper  used my name in an article regarding council politics. I only  work for the village, I am not involved in the heirarchy of council  business. As a result of your  damaging headline I have suffered a great deal of unjust, personal embarrassment. I do not  think I am being unfair in demanding an equal retraction and  apology from your paper. I only  hope that this style of grandstanding headlines is not an  example of what we can expect  from your paper in the future.  ���GERRY FREEBORN.  Editor's note: We apologize to)  Mr. Freeborn for any embarrassments caused by the inferences  made by some readers. However,  we do feel that Aid. Thompson's  statement, as quoted in the story,  indicates that Sechelt council (or  the clerk) is responsible for your  work assignments and not yourself.  Also if you object to a newspaper using your name, you  should speak to village council.  Any matter discussed in open  council 'meeting is public knowledge.  CAN TWIN  Editor: The subject of this letter concerns the fact that you  can't win.  ' Three years ago we found what  we were looking for, a small piece  of acreage on Cemetery ' Road  where we could have a garden, a  few chickens, and some piece and  quiet.  We then began a job that took  almost two years and much hard  work to complete. But it was  worth it; our dream of building a  log home was realized. 1 love our  home and our property but something has happened to disturb my  serenity. The peace and quiet we  were searching for is gone.  Shoal Development has installed a rock crusher next door to  us. This came as quite a shock as  Doug Fraser of Shoal Development had assured my husband  quite some time ago that such a  thing would not happen. As a  matter of fact, he told my husband not to worry, that he was  only going to remove some gravel, terrace, and sell,  The rock crusher generates, an  incredible amount of noise which  is quite unbearable. I would say  to anyone who thinks I'm exaggerating, come up for coffee some  day and listen.  Noise is a form of pollution  and Cemetery Road is becoming  quite polluted lately.  ���BARBARA CATTANACH  VITAL WORK  Editor: I was interested and much  heartened to read in the March  10 issue of the Comox District  Free Press about the 55 senior  high school students who created  'a scenario of laws and guidelines  for living on the West Coast in the  in the future' at the UNESCO  '76 Schools Conference at Strathcona Outdoor Educational Centre  recently.  We need to hear more and  more from young people if we are  to hope for survival now that,  traditional and hidebound ways  of thinking are proving to be  totally useless and irrelevant.  I   wish   these   students   every  free trees  Both Gibsons and Sechelt are  going to cash in on the provincial  government's free tree give-away  The trees, all 2,6 million of them,  were bought by the' NDP government for the Habitat conference.  The seedlings will not be planted  at Habitat because the federal  government declined to finance  its share of the tree project.  The provincial government has  since made the trees available to  municipalities, regional districts,  and cities.  At last week's council meeting,  Mayor Larry Labonte suggested  that a village truck make the journey to Surrey to pick up as many  trees as possible.  Sechelt council also backed that  idea and suggested the two villages and the regional district  pick up a minimum of 1,000 of the  local and exotic seedlings currently 12 to 18 inches high. One  Sechelt alderman, Dennis Shuttleworth, said this was a "golden  opportunity for the arboretum."  Aid. Shuttleworth has been a proponent of a Sechelt arboretum for  some time and he said a nursery  containing some of the exotic  trees would be a good start for  such a project. :  The provincial government has  already indicated that Crown  land near the arena would be available for the arboretum project.  Green snow  exposed  success iii their research on  alternative living, and look  forward hopefully to hearing of  their further-developed reco-  their further-developed recommendations Jo   Habitat   Forum  attention at that function.  In the meantime, may I recommend   to   them   (in   case   they  have not already read it) 'The  Crazy Ape' by Albert Szent-  Gyorgyi, M.D., PH.D., Nobel  Laureate (Philosophical Library  Inc., New York). This short  book, which states on the title  page that it was 'written by a  biologist for the young' is worth  very serious study.  'We must make a new beginning.' states Szent-Gyorgi, z'but  it is only the youth who can make  it  by  building  a  new  world.'  Vancouver Island Regional  Library has it. - so, hopefully,  do libraries in Powell River and  Gibsons.     Please    request    it.  Keep up the vital work, students! And thank you all.  Deeno Birmingham  Courtenay  EIGHT GOALS?,  Editor: In the March 16 issue  of the Coast News you have a  picture of a hockey game and the  score was- 9 to 4. You listed the  scorers for the winning team  and the number of goals they  scored. I counted eight points.  Is the real answer eight points  or nine?  Trevor Blair  Roberts Creek  Editor's note: The answer is  nine. If you read the caption  again the total number of Roberts  Creek goals add up to nine. Did  you count the goal by Ed Lands?  byDOUGSEWELL  Motorists travelling along  Highway 101, especially between  Secret Cove and Halfmoon Bay*  have recently begun to wonder  whether their eyes are" playing  tricks on them. It seems that the  embankments along the side of  the road have suddenly turned  green. Not grass green, just a  kind of washed out, powdery looking off-white type green.  A,quick call to the Highways  Department soon convinced me  that I had not seen green snow.  The mixture which has been  sprayed on the embankments  during the last couple of weeks,  the Highways spokesman assured  me is merely a mixture of grass,  fertilizer and chemicals designed  to control the growth of alder  trees and to prevent firther water  and wind erosion.  And I bet you hadn't told  anybody about the "green snow"  you saw when you went to Pender  Harbour.  Highways  patch road  Sechelt council's concern over  the fact that Department of Highways trucks are tearing up a village street have been somewhat  alleviated.  Aldermen noted at last week's  regular meeting that the Highways Department has agreed to  place crushed rock on Inlet Ave.  after trucks had damaged the  pavement. The trucks were using  Inlet to haul rock from Highway  101 to the Sechelt waterfront  where it was dumped to re-inforce/  the banks.  In other Sechelt council news,  $500 was voted to go to the Timber Days committee so work could  get started on the annual May  celebrations. The motion was  made by Aid. Frank Leitner.  Wharf not  for Sechelt  Sechelt council has turned down  an offer from the federal government to take over the Porpoise  Bay government wharf. A similar  rejection was made by the Regional District board recently for  two wharves in the Pender Harbour area.  If the village did accept the  responsibility for the wharf, one  person would have to be hired to  collect berthage fees. Council decided the village should not han-r  die the wharf because it would not  be a money making proposition.  In other council news, Sechelt  will apply for funding to hire four  students th^s year to work on various village projects. Clerk Tom  Wood named a number of different jobs the students could under-;  take and Aid. Morgan Thompson  said a specific program should be '���  setup.  The students will be hired.for  two months. \        ���       '      '  h  * UNESCO      Conference  Sunshine Coast News, March 23.1976.  __.  ABOVE, STUDENTS OF Gibsons Elementary school collected $191.53 as part  of the $353.50 raised by the school to help  the people of Guatemala after the recent  earthquake. Front left to right are Sabina  Foss and Jane Massingham. Middle row  are Kim Clapham and Gillian Morrow,  and back row are Mari Anne Dawe, Shirley Ten and Raymond Trembly. Lisa  Bjornson, who also helped the group, is  missing. The students are in Lynn Christian's class.  Guatemala relief fund  . Two weeks ago a 'help Guatemala' campaign was launched in  every classroom of Gibsons Elementary school and when the  campaign closed last Friday,  $353.50 had been raised by the  students.  .The campaign was initiated by  the visit of Marilyn Forrester,  who is associated with Oxfam in  Vancouver. Ms. Forrester talked  to the students about the devastating situation in Guatemala  after the recent earthquake. In  her talk she focussed oh San Martina, a village about 50 miles.  from Guatemala City, approximately the size of Gibsons.  Slides depicting the Guatemalan way of life were also shown  as well as actual samples of the  exquisite weavings in the form  of ponchos and wall hangings.  Students heard about the desperate need for plastic sheeting  and roofing materials.  Some students chose to work as  a group and in four evenings  collected a total of $191.53.  These students were: Sabina  Foss, Jane Massingham, Kim  Clapham, Gillian Morrow, Mari  Ann Dawe, Shirley Ten, Raymond  Tremblay, and Lisa Bjornson.  Rick Kinne, Dianne Wilson,  Debbie   Peterson,   Linda   Ten,  Shari   Graham,   and   Debbie  Middleton also collected on an  individual   basis   after   school.  Rina Turner, Claire Bujan,  Monique Rivard, Tracey Strom,  Sigrid Skogmo and Sharon  Enevoldson were responsible for  the distribution and collection  of money containers each day.  Mrs. Mackenzie's class counted  the proceeds.  The school is deeply concerned  about the unfortunate people  in Guatemala and students  and staff thank the generous  people of Gibsons for their  contributions.  Time to forget an 'eye for an eye  (continued from Page 1)  son in his plans to knock off the  corner gas station how long  will it be before his son is  robbing banks for a living. We  learn by example and if the  government agrees that it is all  right to execute a man as long  as you follow a list of proscribed  events, then how is it possible to  convince a person that they  should not take a 'murder of  justice' into their own hands  when the authorities refuse to  act.  Last week the Coast News  printed three pro-hanging  letters in the 'letters to the  editor' .section of the paper. I  was astounded by the lack of  thought that appears to have  been given to such an important  question. In the first letter,  Gunter Beyser informs us that  a Christian can defend his belief  in capital punishment by  believing that there is'Iife  after death, nothing happens  without the will of God'.  The implications are astounding. -If the  six  million  Jews  fed into Hitler's gas ovens  were there by the will of God  I suggest it is time we re-think  our philosphy and religon.  Mr. Beyser's next contention  is that it is indefensible to  support a known murderer at  societies expense for a period  of twenty-five years or more.  The total cost of keeping the'  fifteen or so men on Canadian  'death rows' is about three cents  per annum for every Canadian  tax payer. Hardly a valid point.  It is Mr. Beyser's last statement  though that really makes one  wonder about the amount of  consideration he has given the  subject, 'I definetry disagree  that the death penalty is a  murder of revenge. It is rather  the inflicting of a just punishment and without punishment  rehabilitation is not possible, or  at least doubtful.'  In the next letter by Karl-  Heinz Schoers we run across  this astounding paragraph  'remember that you have no  right to carry out the death penalty yourself and you will not be  OBoaoBQoaaoocwa  Wardair Appointment  Wardair of Canada is pleased to announce  that Peninsula Travel Agency has been  appointed EXCLUSIVE AGENT for  Wardair of Canada.  All Domestic and International Flights and tours  Will be handled promptly by Direct Contact with  Wardair in Vancouver with a Direct Line  Call PENINSULA TRAVEL today and we  will take care of all the details.  885.2855 Toll Free 682-1513  joDooonDor>rlnnpnrimranfTorinnn'*1""  asked to do so. The law will do  so. Therefore don't feel bad  about a deed you have never  performed." Has our society  really deteriorated to the point  where someone else must carry  out the laws we help to create  because we lack the moral courage to stand by our own convictions. It would be interesting to  see how long capital punishment would last if the executors  were picked on the same basis  as the jury.  In the final letter from H. G.  Robertson of Sechelt the recent  death of Mary Steinhauser during the B.C. Penitentiary incident is dragged into the situation by his claims that if the  "Oakalla hostage principals had  been executed . . .Miss Steinhauser would still be alive today." Though ' this theory  sounds reasonable it contains a  couple of basic faults, first that  unless we are willing to execute  all long term prisoners these  kind of situations will not be  stopped and secondly, Miss  Steinhauser by her own choice  worked in a dangerous environment. It would make more sense  to lay the blame on the prison  administration and the guards  for allowing the situation to develop. The men who work for  the penal system are paid to  prevent incidents like this and it  is time we demanded that they  do a better job.  The issue of capital punishment is far too emotional to be  handled by a show of hands at a  local "justice council" meeting.  The retentionists seem unaware  that there is little to be gained  by retaining the death penalty,  the deterrent factor is doubtful  at best, the cost factor is negligible and proper prison security  and parole systems should prevent the repetition of the crime.  On the other hand though the  by D.J. HAUKA  I should' entitle this article  'What I did at Strathcona Lodge,'  but if I did I'd never stop writing.  Well, I might repeat myself a little but I could write a lot. The trip  up was a story in itself.  The trip on the ferry was as any  other crossing of old Howe Sound  but trying to get into the ferry line  up for Nanaimo took just about as  long. It seems they've changed  the setup there quite a bit. When  we finally got there, after going  down some one way streets improperly, the lineup wasn't moving. Mike McNevin, who along  with Mr. Fuller, Marilyn Munroe,  Sherry Hancock and myself made  the trip, went up to the little blue  booth to find out what was wrong.  As it turned out the cashier's cash  register wasn't working.  After the four of us wasted about  $10 on an arcade hockey game we  arrived in Nanaimo. The journey  to Strathcona was done in pleasant stages. We drove leisurely  through Qualicum, stopped at  Courtenay for coffee where Mike  and I revisited old sights from the  drama festival we participated in  a couple of years ago. Then to  Campbell River where we visited  my brother Gordon and had more  coffee, and finally to the lodge  at Strathcona where he had coffee again. After spending half an  hour in the W.C. we proceeded to  mingle. Mike made several comments as to the structure of the  young ladies' legs and various  other banalities.  So on the first night after a few  introductions and a good dinner,  we were told what we were there ���  for. this was a UNESCO sponsored affair and what they expected of five different groups of  students from 11 different schools  was nothing less than this: "In  the four days, come up with an  - alternate lifestyle and culture."  The amazing thing about it was  it was accomplished.  After watching films on self-  sufficiency and ecology we then  retired to our cabins. I was in  group four and got to know the  ' people in our cabin pretty well.  After some initial difficulty with  lighting our fire (it turned out we  had a running battle with, the fire  from then on) we turned in about  3 a.m. We ran out of jokes to tell  and dropped off to slumberland.  The next morning we made a resolution that in our new society the  hours of 7, 8 and 9 a.m. should  not exist and anyone rising at that  time who expects others to get up  should be shot, hung or put in a  coma. Why? Well, you try getting  dangers of retaining the penalty are considerable. We stand  to lose much of the humanism  that has developed in the modern world and at the same time  we could lose the respect of  many other nations who are now  reaching the same threshold.  It would be a different story  if our courts were infallible, if  we could somehow differentiate  effectively between the cold  blooded murder for gain and the  murder that was instigated by  emotional or psychological problems. It is unfortunate that our  courts are human and that they  can make mistakes.  In 1965 five men were sentenced to death and executed for  the murder of a young woman in  Texas. In 1968 the real murderer confessed and it was discovered that the men had been  falsely condemned to death. Is  there any member of the Justice  Council who could explain to  those men's families why they  had been killed? The judicial  system must always remain  flexible enough to admit its own  errors.  Perhaps what scares me the  most though is that the Justice  Council also applied its recommendation to "deaths resulting  from drunken driving." If manslaughter is next on the list to  receive capital punishment,  where will it be stopped? After  it is applied to kidnapping,  rape, child molesting? It is easier to totally abolish the death  penalty than to say it should  only be applied to first degree  murder.  Probation Officer Neil McKenzie has probably summed it  up best: "If you're against killing you're against it all the  way." It is time we started asking what breeds crime rather  than just taking "an eye for an  eye."  up after five hours sleep, to a  cold, cold cabin with your clothes  only five feet away.  But we did make it to breakfast, by some miracle of nerve,  just in time to see the syrup coagulate. The grapefruit couldn't  be cut in half, and the pancakes  would have made great frisbees.  Aside from that, it was a wonderful morning. We had something  called "interpersonal relations"  which is really an icebreaker to  get people to know each other.  Jim Seiner, a UBC counsellor,  told us to walk around and shake  everybody's hand, then we shook  elbows, knees, shoulder and then  I might have known that the falling trust game would come next. I  might have but didn't. This game  is where a group of people form a  circle and some one is put into the  centre and literally falls Over and  is pushed around the circle with  their eyes closed. It takes a lot of  trust in your group to catch you. A  fall of six inches is magnified  greatly without sight.  All morning and afternoon we  did similar things and about 4  p.m. the groups got together to  plan their society. The imaginary  situation was tt_: We were militants in our home country, advocating change in our society. For  this we were banished. The government had given us $10,000 per  group for what we needed.  They also provided a boat, truck,  tractor and free medical care. Our  objective is to become self-  sufficient. What do we need?  After a long discussion it was decided that, all the basics were  needed, along with such things as  tools, seed and building materials. That evening we watched a  film called "Citizen Harold" in  which a good intentioned man is  shunted from door to door and  finally gives up trying to get  through all the bureaucracy over  a simple thing such as cutting  down a few trees. With this in  mind a government was out of the  question in our little settlement.  Our group also made dinner  that night. It was the best chili  anybody there had ever had. Being monitor (the one who stands  at the head of the food line to  make.sure that nobody makes a  pig of themselves) I took most of  the credit, when, in fact, I had absolutely nothing to do with the  preparation or cooking. Consequently, guess who had to do the  dishes.  The social life would have  been great too but for a slight  mischance. There was an attractive young lady whom I invited  down to the cabin for a cup of tea.  When we got there the door  wouldn't open.  "No matter," I said archly,  "we'll just go over to your  place. I was rather staggered at  what followed.  . "No," she said. "Get the  key."  "Why?"  "Get the key."  A little later I found myself running through the snow to the  main lodge, and after a repeat  performance of "Citizen Harold"  I trudged back to the cabin and  found, the door had merely been  jammed. If I had kicked it, it  would have opened. Well, I  thought, I'll just trudge over to  her cabin. I did and knocked on  the door.  "Whois it?" she asked.  "Me," I called lightly.  "Me, who?"  I could tell from that moment  on it wasn't going to be an enchanted evening. I walked back to  my cabin. No great loss, I thought  Be happy boy. For some reason I  kicked the oven door and nearly  broke my foot. And all for no  reason. The next morning I awoke  with a vision of an angel with  glory streaming around her face.  When the fog cleared it was  Maureen, the young lady of the  previous night, hovering over me  with a nice hot cup of steaming  tea.  "Sorry about last night," she  smiled.  "No matter," I said taking a  sip of tea. Being not quite awake I  commented about no cream and  sugar and for some reason she  stalked angrily from the room. I  tried to convince myself she did  so because one of my cabin mates  was waking up.  More than half frozen, Brian,  Hugh and myself (all from the  same cabin but different schools)  stumbled into the main lodge.  After a terrible breakfast we listened to a lecture called Dominance and Environmental Laws.  This helped us plan power structures and ecology. Then we prepared lunch which consisted of  tomato soup and toasted cheese  sandwiches. A psychologist, one  of the many helpers there, walked  up once while I wasn't looking. As  monitor it was my job to watch  him, so his second time around  I watched as he took two sandwiches.  "Professor," I said to him and  about 50 other spectators, "taking two when you've already had  one. You're only allowed two you  know."  (Continued on Page 5)  WANTED  Used furniture oi what  have yon  AL'S USED FURNITURE  WE BUT BEER  BOTTLES  Gibsons ��� 888-2812  PERMANIZE  With PERMASEAL LAMINATION  ��� Diplomas, Citations, Awards, Art Prints, photographs  of all kinds, water color drawings, letters and ttistorlc  documents, etc.  ��� A new Permaseal process guarantees permanent protection against dust, moisture, cracking, etc.  ��� We assist in Special Custom Design and make-up.  ���k Prices range from $13.95 for a 6" x 8" plaque to $38.95  for a 21"x 21"plaque.  Canada Plaque,  74 Williams Street,  Port Moody, B.C.  Telephone 931-5722  THE PLYW0M PEOPLE  Giant Spring  Plywood  SALE  Colortone  Mahogany  Prefin.  Utility Gr.  ���3.49  sht.  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For tickets  contact Sechelt Pipe Band at 886-  7760, 886-9527, 885-2473 or 886-  7514.  Navy League Cadets meet every  Monday 7-9 p.m., Gibsons Elementary School Gym. R.C.N. Sea  Cadets Conway will meet every  Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at Gibsons  Elementary Gym.  Every Thursday. 7:30 p.m.,  Whitaker House, Sechelt. Introductory lecture Transcendental  Meditation. Tel. 885-3342.   Every Monday night, 8 p.m..  Bingo, New Legion Hall, Gibsons.  LEROY is coming!  ���  PERSONAL  Anyone knowing the whereabouts  of Coin-Op Cleaners next to  Royal Bank in Sunnycrest Plaza,  Gibsons, can save money. 8 lbs.  dry cleaned for $4.50. Phone  886-2231.  ���DEATHS  WILSON: Dora Wilson late  of West Sechelt passed away  suddenly on March 19, 1976.  Survived by her loving husband  Andy,   3  sons,   Roy,   Jim   and  ��� Doug Doyle. Daughter-in-law,  Jaci; 3 sisters, Ethel Campbell,  Victoria; Bernice Stephens,  Powell River; Amy Zeron, Sechelt  and 7 grandchildren. Service will  be held Tuesday, March 23, at  . 2 p.m. at Harvey Funeral Home,  Gibsons. In lieu of flowers  donations to St. Mary's Hospital  or the Heart Fund gratefully  appreciated.  McDONALD: Passed away March  16, 1976, Glen (Steve) McDonald,  late of Sechelt, at the age of 58  years. Survived by his loving wife  Connie; 2 sons, Donald and Tre-  var; 1 daughter Dianne Cumberland; 1 grandson, Jason; 1 brother, Howard, of Surrey; and 1  sister, Bea Price, Black Creek,  B.C. Private funeral service was  held Monday/ March 22 at the  Harvey Funeral Home, Gibsons.  Rev. N. J. Godkin officiated. Interment Seaview Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations  to St. Mary's Hospital or B.C.  Cancer Foundation appreciated.  REID ��� Cecil James of Pender  Harbour, B.C., passed away  March 15, 1976. Survived by his  loving wife, Julia; 2 daughters,  Shirley Adams, London, Ont.,  and Mary Parker of Pender Harbour; 9 sons, Cecil Jr., Edwin,  Leonard (Butch), Wilfred (Tiffy),  Michael, Darby, Billy and Brian,  all of Pender Harbour and Robin  of Victoria, B.C.; 18 grandchildren, also survived by his mother,  Mrs. Hilda Reid of Sechelt, B.C.;  3 brothers, Edwin, James and  Mervin and 2 sisters, Marion Bil-  cik and Nancy Brown. Funeral  service held March 18 in the Pender Harbour Community Hall.  Rev. N. J. Godkin officiated. Cremation followed. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. A. J. Hatcher,  Madeira Park, B.C. Harvey Funeral Home, Gibsons, directors.  _____  Has anyone seen Finnegan? A  German shepherd with floppy  ears. Last seen with leash at Seaview Cemetery 3 weeks ago. Ph.  886-7731.  Keys on ring with leather tab.  Reward. Leave at Coast News office.  Missing black cat, N. Fletcher  area, name Stan, not friendly. If  see him call 886-7049.  ���FOUND  Keys on leather thong on Seaview  Rd. near Harvey Funeral Home.  ���  HELP WANTED    ���  Experienced gardener required.  Phone 886-7638.  ��� WORK WANTED  Will babysit 3 or 4 year old, boy  or girl, in my home. Lots of room  for play, lots of toys, good food  and my 4 year old for company.  Phone 886-2551.  Two high school boys 15 and 16,  will do work of any kind. Phone  886-9503^ ���  Local framing crew available now.  Phone 886-7547.  ARGOSHEEN  CARPET CLEANING  T. Sinclair 885-9327  CHIMNEY SWEEPING  Oil Stoves  and heaters cleaned and  repaired  Phone Ron Crook, 885-3401  after 5 p.m.  HIGH FUEL COSTS?  Peerless Tree Services Ltd. will  turn your problem trees into  firewood, $18 per cord. We do  danger tree falling, topping, and  limbing too. Expert insured work.  "Know the cost before you start"  Call us 885-2109. Free estimates.  John Risbey.  Backhoe available 'for drainage,  ditches, water lines, etc. Phone  885-2921, Roberts Creek.  Your PICTURES FRAMED and  mounted from Artistic Woodwork  stock. Matboards. Non-glare and  regular glass. Needlepoint a  specialty. Moved to 1450 Sechelt  Inlet Rd., Porpoise Bay, Sechelt.  Phone 885-9573.  ���  FOR SALE  1973 Honda 350 C.B. 5800 mi.,  excellent condition; just had complete tune-up, $800. Contact Dale  Allair at Granthams Landing  Store, 886-2163.  Panasonic cassette, deck and  FM-AM radio. 2 Eltra speakers  and approximately 40 tapes,  $140. .303 rifle, like new, $90.  Contact Dale Allair at Granthams  Landing Store, 886-2163.  Marline Model DL1, Lyman  Williams. Globe sights, 2 type,  swivels, as new. Remington  model 510, single Target Master,  peep. Sell or trade for old ammo,  weapons, guns, jewellery, gold,  silver, small antiques. Write or  phone Weatherby, R.R. 1, Sechelt, 885-2463.  10 speed Peugeot racing bike,  excellent condition. Ph. 886-2312.  Alder wood for sale. Cut, split  and delivered, $15 a truck load.  Phone 886-2497.  Downhill maple skis with bindings, poles, boots (as new)  size 9. $50 complete, Phone  886-2613.  G.E. fridge, good condition,  medium size, $75. Ph^886-7046.  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Thurs., Fri., Sat.,  Mar. 25,26, 27  CALL OF THE WILD  GENERAL Warning, occasional  swearing.  Sun., Mon.,Tues.  Mar.28,29,30  CHARLOTTE  RESTRICTED ���Completely concerned with sex.  Garage sale Saturday, March 27,  1457 S. Fletcher Rd., Gibsons.  10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone 886-  7054. New and used, dresser,  chair, irons, lamps, plaques, bird  bath, silverware, movie camera,  vacuum, carpet, knivred cafe  doors, spring horse, building and  plumbing mat., p. frames, knick-  knacks, light fixtures, hood fans,  clothing, lots of household goods.  Simplicity washer-spin dryer, $85  Also baby buggy, $10. Phone 886-  2543.  Hay for sale, 20 bale lots or  more. Phone 886-2887.   Firehood fireplace for sale. Never  been used. Phone 886-7358  1973 CR250 Honda racing motorcycle. Rebuilt eng. and trans.  $800. Phone 886-7993 or 886-  2761.  FOR SALE (Cont)  GIBSONS LANES .  Open Bowling  Fri., 7-11 p.m.  Sat., 2-11 p.m.  Sun.. 2-11 p.m.  1965 Kustom Travel trailer, 16 ft.  Propane fridge and stove, sleeps  4, $1300. CalI883-9276  ��� CARS, TRUCKS  FOR SALE  '72 VW, one owner, 40,000 miles,  A-l condition, $1750 firm. Will  take as part payment washer and  dryer. Phone 885-3605.  One of a kind, '69 Dodge Coronet  500, 2 dr. hardtop, A-l condition.  No pollution controls. Phone 886-  9081 evenings.  1967 Dodge Vi ton, automatic  trans., 318motor, positrack, $950  or best offer. Phone 886-9032.  302 Ford engine, completely rebuilt. Zero miles, $300 without  heads. Phone 886-7993 or 886-  2761.  1970Maverick high performance  302, 4 speed, $1900. Phone 886-  7993 or 886-2761.  ��� BOATS FOR SALE  23' Bellboy 165 Merc Cruiser, 50  hours. Fridge, stove, sink, head,  depth sounder, power trim. Immaculate condition. $9,500. Ph.  886-7151 after 6 p.m.  MARINE INSURANCE  v      PROBLEMS?  New insurance advice  Re-insurance advice  Claims settled  Capt. W. Y. Higgs  Marine Surveyor  ]Box 339, Gibsons  Phones 886-9546 or 885-9425  17Vj' ski boat and trailer, suitable for racing, Donzi Hull, has  won. trophies, 409 Chev power.  Al condition. Asking $6,000.  Phone 886-7864 after 5 p.m.  Floathouse, 32 x 18, 1 year old,  completely liveable, insulated,  $3,900. Gov't dock, Gibsons.  Phone 886-2658.  -  v  ���WANTED  LOGS WANTED  Top Prices Paid for  Fir - Hem. - Ced.  L&KLUMBER  (North Shore) Ltd.  Phone 886-7033  Sorting Grounds, Twin Creeks  Timber wanted, plus alder.  Poles bought and sold. Let us  give you an estimate. D & O Log  Sorting Ltd. Phone 886-78% or  886-7700.  Are you, afraid of the new gun  laws. We will buy any legal  guns now at a fair price!  We also buy ammo, any amount.  Phone 885-2463.  Wanted, good second hand  fridge, preferably frasUess type,  also chesterfield. Phone 886-9569  ��� PETS ;  Cat and Dog boarding  Walkey Kennels, 885-2505  Purebred German Shorthair  Pointers, 10 weeks, had shots,  $75. Phone 885-9200.  GUARD DOGS  Protect your premises from break  ins. Lease on 3, 6 or 12 month  basis. Enquiries885-2505.  LIVESTOCK  Year old geese for sale. Phone  886-2856.  ��� ANNOUNCEMENTS  If you are concerned about someone with a drinking problem,  call Al-Anon at 885-9638 or 886-  9193. Meetings St. Aidan's Hall,  Tuesday, 8 p.m.  For  Latter Day  Saints   in  this  area contact 886-2546.  Alcoholics Anonymous. Phone  886-9904 or 885-9327. Gibsons  meeting Monday, 8:30 p.m. in  Gibsons Athletic Hall.  For explosive requirements, dynamite, electric or regular caps,  B line E cord and safety fuse  contact R. NIMMO, Cemetery  Road, Gibsons, Phone 886-7778.  Howe Sound Farmers Institute  ���  BUSINESS  OPPORTUNITIES  Taxi operation, Sunshine Coast, 4  licences available. Asking  $40,000 including telephones,  office equipment, etc. Address  replies to Box 3048, c/o Coast  News, Gibsons.  ��� FOR RENT  Housekeeping room, also 2 room  suite to clean, quiet adults. Phone  886-9912.  "WATERFRONT COTTAGE  Beautiful sheltered bay on Gambier Island. 1 bedroom cottage on  22 acres. Moorage, swimming,  fishing. Boat owners only. Phone  922-4471 after 4 p.m.  Furnished 2 bedroom trailer available April 1. Sorry, no pets.  Phone 886-2887.  Double office, Seaside Plaza. For  rent or lease. Phone 886-2309.  House to share, wft��� 3 bedrooms. Phone 886-2113 weekends  Maple Crescent Apts., 1662  School Road, Gibsons. Suites for  rent. Cablevision, parking, close  to schools and shopping. Reasonable rent. Apply Suite 103A.  Furnished 1 bdrm. cottage. Near  P.O. in Gibsons, $150. Phone  886-7810  One room suite. Furnished and  fully modern. Private entrance,  $85   month.   Phone   885-3354.  Office space for rent, central Gibsons. Phone 885-3547.  ��� WANTED TO RENT  Furnished houses in Gibsons area  March 1, 1976 to October 31, 1976  Contact Paddy Moore, 665-8024.  Small 2 bedroom house, between  Langdale and Roberts Creek.  Occupancy April 1 or later. Phone  886-7181 after 6 p.m.  Legal  APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT  UNDERTHE  POLLUTION CONTROL ACT,  1967 (EFFLUENT)  This application is to be filed  with the Director, Pollution Control Branch, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, British Columbia.  Any person who qualifies as an  objector under section 13 (2) of  the Pollution Control Act, 1967,  may, within 30 days of the date of  application, or within 30 days of  the date of publication in The  British Columbia Gazette or in a  newspaper, or, where service is  required, within 30 days of the-  serving of a copy of the applica-,  tion, file with the Director an objection in writing to the granting  of a permit, stating the manner in  which he is affected. Those who  do not so qualify may file  with the Pollution Control Board  an objection in writing under section 13 (6), in the same manner  and time period as described  above.  1. We, Griffith, Lee & Wilson  Ltd. as agents for C.C.J. Enterprises of #402, 475 Howe  Street, Vancouver, B.C. hereby  apply to the Director for a permit  to discharge effluent from Mala-  spina Vista Housing Development  located on the Sunshine Coast  Highway some 3'/j miles west of  Lang Bay into a ground disposal  field at the site and give notice of  my application to all persons  affected.  2. The land upon which the  works are located is D.L. 5134,  Gp. 1, N.W.D., except Plan  15503.  3. The discharge shall be located at the north end of D.L.  5134.  4. The quantity of effluent to  be discharged is as follows:  Average annual daily discharge  (Based on operating period)  6,500 Imperial gallons.  Maximum daily discharge  10,500 Imperial gallons.  The operating period during  which the effluent will be discharged is continuous.  5. The characteristics of the  effluent discharged shall be equivalent to or better than: Total  suspended solids 60 mg./l.,  total solids 160 mg/L, B.O.D.  45 mg/I., temperature 60 deg. F.,:  pH range 6-8.  6. The type of treatment to  be applied to the effluent before discharge is as follows:  screening, aeration, settling in  aerobic type treatment plant, discharge into ground disposal field.  7. I, J. F. Whent, Administrative Secretary hereby certify  that a copy of this application  has been received by the Regional  District of Powell River.  8. This application, dated on  the 23rd day of February, 1976,  was posted on the ground in accordance with the Pollution Control Regulations.  Sir   William   Halcrow   and  Partners (B.C.) Ltd.   NOTICE OF APPLICATION  FOR CHANGE OF NAME  Notice is hereby given that an  application will be made to the  Director of Vital Statistics for a  change of name, pursuant to the  Erevisions of the "Change of  lame Act," by me:���  Nancy Vigil Lagana Wallinder,  of Box 841, (37 Marine Drive) in  Gibsons, in the province of British Columbia as follows:���  To change my name from Nancy Vigil Lagana Wallinder to  Nancy Vigil Lagana.  Dated this 17th day of March,  1976.  NancyV.L. Wallinder.  ���  ROOM & BOARD  Nice rooms with, view over the  ocean, very good meals. Phone  886-9033.  ��� MOBILE HOMES  SUNSHINE COAST  MOBILE HOME PARK  & SALES  12 x 60 Meadowbrook. 2 bedroom  bay window, carpeted throughout  fully furnished, including washer  and dryer. Individually decorated  12' x 68' Statesman,'3 bedroom,  fully furnished and decorated.  Carpeted throughout. Separate  dining room with built in china  cabinet. Two door frost free  fridge, deluxe range. Washer and  dryer.  On view at Sunshine Coast  Trailer Park.  Phone 886-9826  '73 Esta Villa 12 x 68, ,3 bed-  rooms, fridge, stove, drapes included. Phone 886-9048.  12' x 56' two bedroom mobile  home, 3 years old. 8' x 10' heated storage room and sundeck attached. Excellent condition. Set  up in mobile home park. Phone  886-7801.  ���PROPERTY  FOR SALE  Lot, 65 x 194, Langdale, uncleared, serviced. $8,500. Cash or  terms. Box 262, Nanaimo.  Lot for sale on Aldersprings  Koad. All cleared, ready for building. Has 3 room building, some  fruit trees. Power and water on.  Sewer available. Phone 886-7498.  New 3 bedroom house for sale.  Basement. Phone 886-7857.  Marvellous view of ferries, Gibsons harbor, and Strait of Georgia from large view lot on Stewart  Road. Phone 886-2940.  Roberts Creek. Fully serviced  lots for sale on Marlene Road.  Phone 886-7896 or 886-7700.  Langdale 65x 193, serviced, partially cleared potential view  lot, 8 minute walk to ferry,  culvert in, septic tank approved.  Phone 886-2797. '  Lot for sale - best view in town.  Located in Langdale opposite  school. Close to ferry and other  conveniences. Size 79 x 150,  cleared with water and septic tank  services. Price $14,900 firm. Call  112-435-8421 days or 112-255-  4805 after 5:30 p.m.  PRINCIPAL  School District No. 46 (Sechelt)  Applications are invited for the position of  Principal of Pender Harbour Secondary. School,  duties to commence September 1,1976.  This is a teaching principalship in a well-  equipped school enrolling approximately 150  pupils in Grades 8 to 12 and offering a complete  secondary program with a staff of ten. The school  serves the Northern half of the Sechelt Peninsula,  drawing from the Pender Harbour communities  of Madeira Park, Garden Bay and Irvine's Landing  and other areas including Egmont, Sakinaw Lake  and Ruby Lake. This challenging position, requires a person desirous of close community  involvement.  Preference will be given to applicants with  successful teaching experience and post-graduate  work in educational ad mi nistration.  Applications with curriculum vitae and supporting documents should be submitted not later  than April 10,1976 to:  John R. Denley,  District Superintendent of Schools  P.O. Box 220,  Gibsons, B.C. VON 1V0  Employment delayed  At last week's meeting of the  Regional District Planning Committee area representatives decided to delay for about two  weeks final recommendations on  this year's Student Employment  Program.  Area A representative Jack  Paterson explained that the Regional District had only been given one week to assemble recommendations for the committee  and that none of the board members had been able to properly  consider the many proposals that  had been made in each area.  Area A, the Pender Harbour-  Egmont area, is considering three  major proposals including a trail  from the new Pender Harbour  Medical Cantre down an old road  to: Bargain Harbour, and the development of a small park, just  past the high school, which is to  be dedicated to the area by the  local Lions club. A third project is  being looked into for the Egmont  area.  NOTICE OF TENDER  SOUTH PENDER HARBOUR  WATERWORKS DISTRICT  Sealed tenders will be received  by the District at the District Office, P.O. Box 9, Madeira Park,  B.C. not later than April 24,1976,  for additions and improvements  to McNeill Dam and Reservoir  system.  Works involve access road  improvement, additions to present'dam, clearing and grubbing,  earthfill dyke, and removal  and/or disposal of timber cover.  General particulars and tender  forms can be obtained by contacting the District Office, 883-2511.  Detailed contract particulars  will be available at the District  Office, March 24,1976.  Trustees  of South  Pender  Harbour Waterworks  Department.  If you have any suggestions  contact Jack Paterson at Garden  Bay.  NOTARY PUBLIC  APPRAISALS  MORTGAGES  CONSULT US FOR ALL  YOUR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS  MEMBER���MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  YOUR AUTO PLAN CENTRE  GIBSONS: Another fine home  with expansive view on large lot  65' x 400'. 12 year old 4 bedroom home, convenient family  size kitchen, spacious living room  Vanity bath. The full basement is  unfinished for you to "do your  own thing" with. Only VA blocks  to school. Attractive financing on  full price of $59,900.  GOWER POINT: Gentle south  slope with fine view of Strait of  Georgia and Van. Is. Rough  cleared 69' x 250' lot, close to  beach. Water, phone and power  available. $15,000 F.P.  ROBERTS CREEK: Large semi-  clear lot. Well located. Serviced.  Only $11,000.  DROP IN AND SEE US  SEASIDE PLAZA  Norm Peterson ��� 886-2607  Phone 886-2000 ��� GHmoos, B.C.  E. McMYNN AGENCY  Real Estate & Insurance  Gibsons WFT: Lovely 2 bdrm  home on beautifully landscaped  lot. Full drive with garage. Home  has nice F.P. in large lvgrm.  Electric heat. Asking $65,000.  Roberts Creek: Vi acre lot on  paved road, creek on property,  nicely treed. Only $18,000.  Good view lot in new S.D., facilities. Only $12,500. Sign on, see  at Lower Rd. & Cheryl-Anne.  West Sechelt: New S/D of 8 lots.  Good level property, nicely treed.  Priced from $11,500 - $13,500.  Gibsons Pratt Rd.:Nearly one  acre of good soil, 3 bdrm.  home, large barn, workshop,  garage. Offers to $43,000. A  very good buy���  COMPLETE REAL ESTATE  AND  INSURANCE  SERVICE  CALLUS  TO  S_L YOUR HOME OR  LAND  RON McSAVANEY 885-3339  J.L. BLACK 886-7316  Phone 886-2248  Box238 ��� Gibsons B.C.  Recreation option approved  (Cantkmed Cram Page 1)  discussed were encouraging  senior citizens to settle in Sechelt  and developing an ever broader  recreational service town. Clarence Joe, manager of the Sechelt  Indian Band said 'the Indian  Reservation is the only tourist  attraction on the peninsula'  and that if we are going to  develop along tourist service  lines we had better develop  more attractions for the holiday  business.  It was stressed that the results  of this meeting were not final  and it was suggested that a  questionnaire be circulated again  and that the large charts depict  ing the development areas be  displayed at the Trail Bay Mall. It  was also hoped, that another  meeting would be held and that  more    people    would    attend.  Regional' Board Chairman,  John McNevin summed up the  meeting by saying that it was  obvious that both the Public  Recreation and Resource Development options had merit  and that the logical solution  would seem to be an amalgamation of the two.  The Regional Board will  discuss the results of this session  at its regular board meeting  on March 25.  SUB-DIVISION  CONSULTATION  REAL ESTATE  KEN CROSBY  886-2098  LORRIEGIRARD  886-7760  LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD.  JONMcRAE  885-3670  THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL: MUST BE SOLD. This lovely panoramic view lot,  Cor. Smith Rd. and Highway, Langdale. Was listed at $18,000. ALL offers  presented on this ��� for a limited time only! Don't miss this chance of a  lifetime. ACT TODAY!  ROBERTS CREEK: 5 acres with road  allowance down west side. Small  frontage on Hwy. 101. F.P. $25,000.  GIBSONS: Semi-waterfront, level lot  with easy access to P.O., shopping,  etc. Vz blk. to launch your boat.  $12,500.  GIBSONS Sargent Road. Beautif uI  view lot with full services. One of the  last in this at the low price of $16,500.  HOPKINS: Revenue home, swimming pool and adjoining vacant lot.  Two large two bedroom suites, must  be seen, good terms. $79,000.  ROBERTS CREEK: Executive country home with 6 bedrooms, rec. room  and den, nestled into 5 acres of view  property, only $79,000.  GIBSONS: New 3 bedroom home on  view lot, full basement, fireplace,  Hillcrest Rd. close to schools and  shopping. $53,000.  GIBSONS: Franklin Rd. Conveniently located 3 bedroom home with large  living room, fireplace and many extras. $45,000.  i'  I, Sunshine Coast News, March 23,1976.  (WHAT D.J. did at Strathcona Lodge)  I was well on my way to destroying him, when he said very  softly, "Now son, don't you think  you're assuming a lot? Did you  see me take one before? Be honest now." Soon, it was me looking like the jigsaw puzzle in front  of everybody. I was so upset I let  Mike get away with three cheese  sandwiches.  After a few more films on pop  ulation control we went back to  the cabin.  "Hey," I shouted, "isn't there  anywhere I can get a shower?" It  was then I was informed that not  a hundred feet from the cabin was  a combination shower-sauna.  With cries of "Far out!" I  grabbed a towel, borrowed  Hugh's shampoo and raced over.  After a satisfactory shower I was  sitting in the Sauna and suddenly  there was laughing, squealing  and general ruckus. Upon investigating, I found I had been left  with only a towel, my jacket and  boots to get back to the cabin  with. My other garments had  been pinched. After going back to  my cabin and changing into more  clothes, I stormed into Cabin H  where these articles were stacked  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE  APPRAISALS  Gibsons, B.C. 886-2481  PHONE TOLL FREE: 687-4445  WRITE OR DROP IN  FOR OUR FREE  PROPERTY BROCHURF  Build the house of your choice. We have the lots. Come and see  us about "The Ridge" and "The Chines" in LANGDALE or  sewered lots on GLASSFORD RD. in the village or Vz acre waterfront on GOWER POINT or mobile home lots in ROBERTS  CREEK with easy terms, or the one on SAM RON RD. West  Sechelt, or the other ones on our list.  LANGDALE: Trail Bay designed 3 bdrm home.  Beautiful skylighted kitchen, large bright living-  room with brick fireplace, utility room. Decorative interior walls and w/w throughout. Large  carport. Enjoy the view from this brand new place.  Assumable mortgage at 10V_% If you qualify for  the Gov't 2nd mortgage, all you need is $10,000  to buy this $55,000 property.  PORPOISE BAY ROAD: This is a very  attractive property for a good sized  family. Level lot of 150 x 150 on quiet  road close to beach access. For $38,500,  you'll get this plus a brand name mobile  home with large addition. 4 bdrms &  extra family room & large garage.  Imagine my surprise on entering  with cameras flashing.  Later that evening there was a  dance as I sat vainly trying to  dutifully write my daily notes. I  wanted to throw my pen away.  Gradually, I began to wonder why  I was writing. Why was I not,  dancing? Because you can't  dance. Why can't I dance? Because your waterlogged boots .  won't lift off the ground. Maybe  I'll quit the paper. That's it, I'll  quit the paper for one dance;  Come the next morning we  were assailed with the thought we  had to make a presentation that  night of all we had accomplished.  Obviously it would take a miracle  or two to get our vague dreams of  Utopia down to a concrete form.  As we had a young man with  immense musical talent in our  group named Jeef (he spells it  Jeef) we decided to write a song.  Not a bad one either.  So comes the big night. Group  one writes a song, slightly  plagarized but very good. Group  two writes a song, group three  does a-play.  Then comes our  turn. We sing, not bad. Group  five comes up; what they did was  a play called "The Midgets." It  was all very complicated but what  it amounted to was having four  people play two midgets, two as  torsos and two as hands and feet.  Mike McNevin played the hands  and feet of one midget. The  hands never quite co-ordinated  with the body, and the play was  hilarious, but it got its point  across. The point.put across by  everyone that night was that people need to get back to the earth,  to be content with a simple existence in body, and that everyone  has an unlimited world within  him.  . After the dance that night we  were left with the awesome prospect of leaving in the morning.  I suggested we should do something to celebrate so we quietly  stole up to the kitchen and began  to "borrow" about 100 hot dogs,  and all the mustard, relish, ketchup, butter and buns to go with  them. Suddenly I felt somebody  behind me. I turned and saw a  huge menacing teacher standing  in the doorway. I shoved my  hands in my pockets, changed my  expression to one of bright eyed  innocence and began to whistle.  Everyone else turned around.  "What are you kids doing in  here?" Ted the teacher boomed  menacingly.  "Lifting some hot dogs," we  answered.  ' 'What are you going to do with  them?"  "Cook them in our cabin."  "Well," he said brightly,  "save me four, I'll be down in  about five minutes." Thus saying  he vanished and so did we.  We stayed up so late I never  bothered to go back to my own  cabin. I simply stole Mike's bed.  My reluctance to return to my  cabin was well founded. There  was this big slope between me  and the cabin and I wasn't about  to go down it in the dark. It had  been very warm that afternoon  and the snow had turned to slush  but now the slush had turned to  ice. Getting up the hill had been  hard enough but I wasn't about to  slide down. I didn't get much  J.W.Visser  885-3300  Don Sutherland  885-9362  George Cooper  -886-9344  local Kinsmen campaign for the lottery  which offers a grand prize of $100,000  THE FIRST TICKETS for'.-the Kin Win  $100,000 lottery were sold to Sechelt  Mayor Harold Nelson,Meft^and Gibsons';t������"���-., and $133,0004n total prize money. Kins-  ���'������-���- '-���-������"*         men past president Clay Carby sold the  tickets to the mayors last week.  Mayor Larry Labonte, righxffie mayors;  purchased the tickets to kick off ��� the  Do yourself a favor  AGENCIES LTD.  obtain our free  catalogue of  real estate  Box 128 ��� Phone:  885-2235  Phone Vancouver 689-5838  (24 HOURS)  Don Hadden  885-9504  George Townsend  885-3345  Jim Wood  885-2571  Jack Warn  886-2681  Peter Smith  885-9463  C. R. Gathercole  886-2785  Bob Kent  885-9461  Pat Murphy  885-9487  Jack White  886-2935  L  A GOOD BUY FOR $42,500 #3550  Four year old house on ,Dogwood  Road, Lower Gibsons, very handy.  Big Hying room with heatifator FP,  roomy dining area, bright kitchen &  bathroom, two bedrooms, full basement. On a tidy fenced lot. Jack  White, eves 886-2935.  HANDY DANDY LOT #3516  On a quiet side road in Hopkins Landing, close to beach, nice view. Very  convenient to bus, ferry and store and  Posf Office. Only $10,500. Jack White  eves. 886-2935.  A TOUCH OF CLASS #3518  Quality home on Sunridge Road, near  Wilson Creek. Split-level with oar-  port, sundecks, well planned interior  gives feeling of spaciousness. White  fireplace in living room, wide hallway  and stairs, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, basement. FP $65,000. Jack  White, eves 886-2935,  GIBSONS QUICK POSSESSION  #3532  Owner is selling due to ill health.  Comfortable little home two blocks  from shops. On village water and  sewer, trouble free electric heat.  Level lot 50' x 268'. Asking price  $22,000 open to offers. C. R. Gather-  cole 886-2785.  VIEW LOT #3543  Good size, serviced lot, short distance  from Sechelt, asking $12,000. Jack  Warn, 886-2681.  REDROOFFS ROAD #3504  Modern solidly built 2 bedroom  home, lovely stone fireplace, automatic oil heat, attached carport, on almost an acre of land, with attractive landscaping and garden area,  with sand. Good value at $45,900.  Don Hadden, 885-9504 eves.  SELMA PARK VIEW #3190  Gentle slope to the S.W. on thid Gulf  view lot, situated on a paved road in  quiet area of new homes. Hydro,  phone, cable TV and regional water  on road. Full price $13,900. Don Hadden, 885-9504 eves.  QUIET BUT CONVENIENT #3542  Triangular, well wooded lot with all  services except sewer. Selma Park  area. Full price $12,000. Jack Warn,  886-2681 eves.  HOME AND REVENUE #3546  Duplex on acre lot in Roberts Creek  area, both suites presently rented.  Full price $55,000. Jack Warn,  886-2861.  APPROXIMATELY 3A ACRE  VIEW LOT    '>,,'.', #3564  Serviced with underground wiring,  water, lovely building site needs a  landscaper's touch. Full price $12,500  firm. Pat Murphy, 885-9487 eves.  SACRIFICE LOT SALE #3467  Look. A 90 x 178 foot serviced lot,  tremendous view, facing west in Selma Park. Price is reduced to $18,500  for cash. Compare it. Peter Smith,  885-9463 eves.  13A ACRES EACH #3557 & #3558  100 foot waterfront on Red roof fs Road  undulates from road to beach in 3  levels. Water and Hydro available.  Each parcel $22,500. Pat Murphy,  885-9487.  HOME IN SECHELT VILLAGE  #3544  3 bedroom home in Sechelt village  close to everything. Attached garage,  lovely landscaped level corner lot,  opposite park with some View of the  mountains. Price $47,500. Call Pat  Murphy 885-9487.  HALF MOON BAY #3443  Attractive large home (1540 sq. ft.)  situated in a large lot, size approximately 25,000 sq. ft. with view of the  sea, three bedrooms, living room with  stone fireplace, spacious kitchen, recreation room in basement, double  garage, some terms, good value,  asking price $64,000. Jim Wood  885-2571 eves.  WEST SECHELT #3489  Over 1500 sq. ft. ideal for large family, four bedrooms, heatilator fireplace in living room, fully insulated,  zoned R-2. Situated on two acres of  land. Another good buy for the asking  price of $63,000. Jim Wood 885-2571  eves.  TUWANEK WATERFRONT #3488  One bedroom, fully furnished, waterfront _cottage in very good condition, deep water moorage, lots of privacy here, owner says he will consider  all offers, so how about it! Make him  a reasonable offer! Asking price  $39,000. Jim Wood 885-2571 eves.  ZONED FOR TRAILER #3567  Excellent hideaway location in upper  West Sechelt. Fronts on Norwest Bay  Road, mostly level location in a rapidly expanding area. Read a copy of the  prospectus. Easily identified by our  large catalogue sign #3567. Our catalogue is available at our Sechelt  Office and is updated nearly every  day. Call us from Vancouver 689-5838  direct line, toll free. Asking price for  #3567 is $11,500, terms, down payment $4,000 balance at 12%, 5 year  pay up. Bob Kent 885-9461 eves.  GIBSONS COZY RETIREMENT  #3536  Attractive single bedroom cottage.  Propane furnace, stone fireplace. Village water and sewer. Level lot,  fenced, good garden soil. Near the  beach. Full price $29,000 terms.  C. R. Gathercole, 886-2785.  CHOICE CORNER BUILDING LOT  #3563  Only 600 feet to the waterfront.  Gentle southerly slope with potential  view of the Straits. Hydro and regional water along road allowance. Attractively priced at $11,700. George  Townsend, eves 885-3345.  SOUTH OF PENDER HARBOUR  #3551  Ovier 700 feet sheltered waterfront,  deep moorage, with 12 acres of fir  and arbutus trees. Southwest exposure, gorgeous views. Piped water,  Hydro and phone. Has sound 650 Sq.  Ft. home, part basement. Owner says  take cash or term offers, asking  $145,000. Zoned R-2, great potential.  Peter Smith 885-9463 eves.   .  CONVENIENT 3 BEDROOM  ���VILLAGE     - #3445  Great for growing family, 3 bedrooms  up, full basement, fireplace up and  down, heaps of room to grow and  play. Modest price of $39,000, low  down payment possible. See on our  TV, then see it in person. Peter Smith  885-9463 eves.  DA VIS BAY��� WHITAKER ROAD  #3549  Excellent residential lot, cleared,  westerly exposure. Regional water,  hydro and phone. Handy to stores,  beach and bus. Reasonably priced at  $13,500. C. R. Gathercole, 886-2785.  QUALITY BUILT HOME #3522  Three bedroom two storey home, just  3 years old, has beautiful wood panelling and deep rich carpets, 2 fireplaces, 11/2 baths, electric heat, regional water, phone and cable TV,  sundeck over carport, on gentle slope  lot 80' x 167' with stream. Price  $58,500, terms possible. Don Hadden  885-9504 eves.  sleep that night as Mike kept  shouting out ferry directions in  his sleep. When I told him to  shut up, he told me to take a left  turn off the highway.  Then came morning and summing up time. After all the thank  yous a questionnaire was circulated. The temptation to ruin it  was terrible but I behaved myself. I had a desire to answer  questions such as "Born?" with a  yes and other such things that  turn this otherwise model student  into a smart derriere. Saying  goodbye was hard after five days  of living together. Nobody wanted  to go home, but the goodbyes  were said and the journey home  began.  The trip back was like the trip  up, in nice easy stages. I even fell  asleep, and I am told I snored.  After lunch at Courtenay and coffee at Qualicum Beach we went  full out on the last stretch to the  ferry. We missed the ferry. Well,  not really, we were left behind is  more truthful. A ferry can take  only so many cars, and as usual,  guess who was left behind ?  And so after wasting more  money (a tennis game this time)  we arrived at Horseshoe Bay.  This time we had no problem  getting back into the terminal. A  quiet, thoughtful trip home and  the great journey ended. I walked  into the house and undressed.  Sleep left me with only a few  memories before returning to my  prior existence.  CERTIFIED SEED POTATOES  Agriculture Canada's Plant  Protection Division keeps many  potato diseases out of the country  by controlling undesirable potato  imports.  But there is also much being  done to safeguard the quality of  our domestic potatoes. To ensure  disease-free seed potato stocks.  Agriculture Canada supervises  selection and testing of potato  stocks in Canada's Elite seed potato program which is designed to  provide high-quality certified  seed.  CROSSWORD  PUZZLE  ACROSS  1 Insect  5 Shaping  machine  10 Competent  11 Hamble-  tonian site  12 Pinafore  13 State as true  14 Ending for  stamp or  imp  15 Hurry  16 Not near  17 Rescind  19 Welfare  money  20 Daily's  partner  21 Loutish  22 "Confessions  of ���Turner"  23 Ending for  slum or num  24 Mark  26 Mourning  symbol  28 Oklahoma  city ,  29 Berlioz _'  "��� in Italy"  31 Bar member fe  (abbr.)  32 Witticism.  33 Capuchin  monkey  34 Peanut  36. Of the ear  37 Blazing  (2 wds.)  38 Nota ���  (note well)  39. Moll  Flanders'  creator  40 Angered  DOWN  1 Kind of  rat  2 Sojourned  3 Recovering  from a  "toot"  (3 wds.)  4 Through  5 Drop a  match  6 Stubborn  person  7 De Hartog  play  (2 wds.)  8 Word often  used in  newspaper  titles  9 Dinner  course  TODAY  'IS   4  ANSWER  0  3  A  3  0  i  3  0  3  N  3  8  1  3  a  1  i  N  0  ���}  1  1  0  ��  3  _!  0  0  9  1  V  s  ���  1  0  w  i  1  V  a  1  0  a  V  H  a  1  N  3  3  d  V  s  3  N  9  1  S  _���  a  3  i  1  V  N  _���  3  0  n  a  A  i  i  0  3  1  0  a  1  V  3  d  3  X  a  V  i  3  1  H  ���  3  a  3  1  *  3  s  S  y  1  1  i  N  3  H  s  0 9  3  1  8  V  3  H  1  V  1  1  S  V  M  11 With live  25 Chant  liness  26 Task  15 Stop  27 Arthurian  18 African  maiden  antelope  30 One way to  19 Gloomy, to  serve  a poet  carrots  23 Enfant  32 Bare  terrible  35 Life (comb.  24 The Romans  form)  Neptune, e.g.  36 Kimono  (2 wds.)  sash  This is Your Life  Horoscope for the next week  By TRENT VARRO  ARIES - March 21 to April 20  There's a great deal of added  responsibility for Libra persons  now, with a chance of becoming  run-down over trying to accomplish too much in too short a time.  Remember your health is more  important than your career.  TAURUS. - April 21 to May 20  A very fine set of aspects is in  effect now for Taurus. Any opportunities presented to you for  gain or advancement should be  carefully considered. New acquaintances will seek your friendship.  GEMINI ��� May 21 to June 20  This isn't exactly the best time in  the world to 'pick a fight' especially a legal one. but justice is  on your side and you'll pull  through   eventually.   This   may  take many months yet.  CANCER - June 21 to July 21  Added responsibility, with gain  and recognition coming much  later in life, are due from your  present actions. You can be.sure  that this is a 'long-range' transit  that may take years to complete.  LEO ��� July 22 to August 21  Life for you sh ould take on a  "new lustre" from now on. This  is not primarly from luck along,  but your association with people  will play a big part in it.  VIRGO - August 22 to Sept. 21  Things should be finally working  out well for you. They may take  time, but it's worth the effort. A  great load may be lifted from your  mind. Don't expect 'over-night  miracles" but you've reached the  high-point in your life.  LIBRA - Sept 22 to October 22  "New starts" are\indicated  now. but if you want success, and  mean to get the full benefit of  them, get moving, and don't keep  putting it off. There's a,tendency  to "slouch."  SCORPIO - Oct 23 to Nov.   2,  This  is  a   "lucky-at-cards,   un  lucky in love period" for nearly al  Scorpio individuals. Don't try tc  push your romantic interests too  hard. Take the 'forward-look' in  business matters.  SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 to Dec 20  A much more "positive" action  may bring you the things  that  you've always wanted in the past.  If you haven't moved your residence yet, DON'T, the time wil  come up again soon.  CAPRICORN - Dec 21 - Jan  19  The weekly chart for Capricorn is  very much like that of Cancer,  which  you   should   read.   There  may be a chance that you're more  'agressive' but business matters  should   be   working   out   satisfactorily.  AQUARIUS ��� Jan. 20 - Feb. 18  A very romantic and 'lucky'  period awaits all persons born in  the sign of Aquarius. There may  be a lot of work to be done but you  should be able to sail through it  with ease.  PISCES - Feb. 19 to Mar. 20  Things in Pisces arc not bad at all  now. There may be some minor  illness bothering you. but care  under a good doctor should bring  quick relief. Things will never be  as bad again as they have been in  the past year.  (Copyright 1976 by Trent Varro. Ail rights reserved.) I  6 Sunshine Coast News, March 23, 1976.  Films -  Filmmaker sees  death  as  ultimate pleasure  l> yji.|i '  .*>  :   "���  ..'  '.-;-���-������'��������� ������'!'St^l?^^S^i_^iy     New books in Library  It has been said the French  filmmaker Roger Vadim is  looked upon more for his personal  life than for his screen accomplishments. Certainly, he can be  regarded as a man who has raised  eroticism to an art. In this 1974  French-Italian-German co-production, originally called "La  Jeune Fille Assassinee" (The  Murdered Young Girl), he has  written, produced, and directed  a study of death as the ultimate  pleasure.  This is Vadim's first film to be  seen in America since "Pretty  Maids All in a Row" (1971), his  only Hollwood-made movie, although he's done two other pix in  between ("Helle" and Brigitte  Bardofs "Don Juan 73"). He also plays a leading male role as an  author who is fascinated with the  death of young Sirpa Lane, a girl  whom he knew briefly. Although  Mathieu Carriere has confessed  to the murder, someone else may  be guilty and only at the climax  are the circumstances made clear.  As director, Vadim is more concerned with the sexual aspects of  the plot rather than the mystery:  there is plenty of nudity and sex.  Carriere is seen in a transvestite  revue. Some scenes are quite well  done and, overall, the production  is a stunner. In French, with English titles.  The B.C. film classifier has  rated this film restricted. It plays  at the Twilight theatre March 28,  29 and 30.  Call of the Wild, a general  rated nature film plays March 25,  26, and 27.  ADULT NONACTION  Biography  Does She.. .or Doesn't She by Shirley Polyknoff.  The Morning Deluge ��� Mao Tse Tung and the Chinese  Revolution 1893-1954 by Han Suyin.  After I was Sixty by Lord Thomson of Fleet.  Humor  Those Funny Kids by Dick Van Dyke.  Nature  The Sea Has Wings by Franklin Russeii.  Painting  Painting  Vincent Van Gogh by A. M. Hammacher.  Emilio Greco ... Sculpture and Drawings by J. P. Hodin.  Klee by Norbert Lynton.  Art of Nineteenth Century Europe by Jurgen Schultze.  Goya by Frederick S. Wight.  Psychology  Encounter by John Mann.  Science  Interplanetary Navigation by Roberta A. Park and Thomas  Magness.  Miscellaneous  The Empire Club Addresses 1974-1975 by Empire Club  Foundation.  Murray watercolors  at Whitaker House  wimiiiii tww  n^r*p*"<^,��^r^ffWP^r^w^  TRUDY SMALL'S monographs ��� a  memory of images in black and white  based on tree barks, seedlings, and  mountains were part of a show at Whit  aker House last week. The monographs  are designs using ink and latex house  paint.  Film Society  High quality work at art show  Charles and Alice Murray of Selma Park will display their water-  colors and ink drawings March 29  to April 3 at Whitaker House. Local landscapes are featured as  well as flower paintings by Alice.  Also shown will be a portion of  Murray's collection of those of a  historical era.  Also at Whitaker House, Gayle  Cierman will be displaying some  of her batiks starting March 17  and Doreen Gust will be showing  her unique baskets from March  22 to 27. Doreen Gust's baskets  are made using age old methods:  with original style.  Discreet Charm called wierd and subtle  by ALLAN CRANE  I heard one of the audience  for The Discreet Charm of the  Bourgeoisie who thought The  Milky Way. a better film, one or  two who found it wierd rather  than wonderful, and one who  found the humor rather more  subtle than she had hoped it  would be. By and large, how-  eyer, the film seems to have been  greatly enjoyed, and one of our  members was seeing it happily  for the third time.  Of this week's film, L:e Fan-  tome de la Liberie, Bunuel's latest film made in 1974, Time  Magazine for Oct. 21, 1974 says:  The movie is black and blasphemous in Bunuel's manner. It  is not so piquant as his recent  Discreet Charm at the Bourgeoisie, but it is full of effusive invention and flourishes of high humor that do not seem to tax the  74-year-old director in the least.  When I was speaking of the  film to Vancouver artist Michael  Morris of the Western Front,  however, I was told that Fantome  was a fantastic film which took  Discreet Charm a step further,  and another of our members who  saw the film in Vancouver where  he is now working also maintains  that it is a truly wonderful film.  Both are planning to travel to  Vancouver to see the film, and  Michael thought we were astonishingly fortunate to be able to  see Bunuel's last two films in  such close juxtaposition. The following is an extract from a review from The Monthly Film Bulletin of February, 1975.  Using precisely the same technique (as for Discreet Charm) of  interrupted narrative in Le Fantome de la Liberie, Bunuel this  time makes the interruptions  yawn more widely, switching  thematic ground on each occasion so that the audience is. suspended, as it were, over an uncharted abyss. Precisely as he did  in L'Age d'Or, in fact; and pre  cisely the same motifs recur in the  new film, which once again makes  the human mind, haunted by its  ineffectual attempts to come to  terms with Marx's "phantom of  Liberty", the battleground for a  subversive challenge to conventional attitudes to sex, religion,  politics. All three themes are introduced in the prologue where  the Spaniards stoutly reject the  offer of liberation from their  oppression with cries of ."Vivan  las cadenas!" ("Long live  chains" or "Down with Liberty!" as the English title has it,  following Bunuel's French subtitle.)  The next item is an extract from  Sight and Sound, summer of  1974:  Le Fantome de b IJberte is  Bunuel's 31st film, since Un  Cbien Andalou launched him on a  career that has a beginning, no  middle, and an astonishing still  continuing third act. The new film  promises to be his most whimsical, one of his most youthful and  possibly his most innovatory,  since it has no characters running  right through but only characters  relaying each other. 'Le hasard  des rencontres.' There are 58  speaking parts, nurses, gendarmes, soldiers, a doctor getting  slapped and a little girl waiting in  the office of a police chief while  he issues an all points bulletin to  find her. There is a telephone located in a grave. There is a tank  hunting rabbits and an opening  sequence taking part during the  Napoleonic Wars.  The opening is not only passably Bunuelian but historically  correct. When in 1814 the Spaniards finally managed to chase  Napoleon's armies back across  the Pyrenees, after a six-year conflict that saw the invention of  guerilla warfare, they didn't  choose freedom but restored to  the throne Fernando VII from who  the French had liberated them in  1808. In the streets of Madrid,  the restoration of the decrepit  and debauched king was accompanied by chants of "Vivan las  cadenas" ('Long live the chains.')  In his opening sequence, Bunuel  has French soldiers line up and  shoot Spanish guerrilleros. Before the prisoners fall under the  bullets, they shout "Vivan las  cadenas."  Next, we see the ragged French  troops in a church in Toledo,  drying their rain-soaked uniforms  on the altar and turning spits of  roasted pork over fires started  with wood from broken pews.  Next, we are in Paris, 1974.  ���        ���       *  Tickets for the upcoming Film  Society dance on April 3 are now  available to members only at the  Dogwood Cafe and at Whitaker  House. They will also be on sale  before the screening of the film  this Wednesday. There are only  200 tickets available at $3 each,  this to avoid overcrowding. Any  tickets remaining next week will  be available for -general sale,  also at the Dogwood Cafe and  Whitaker House, commencing  Monday, March 29.  The Sunshine Coast Arts Council sponsored a juried art show on  Saturday at the United Church  hall in Gibsons. Artists responded  with a large variety of paintings  and drawings in many mediums,  and Prof Sam Black of the Fine  Arts Department of UBC, who  juried the show, remarked on the  very high quality of work being  done in this area.  He chose a watercolor painting  by Joan Thomson Warn as first  prize in the painting section,  with honorable mention going to  Steve Holecka, Pauline Lawson,  Brett Osborne, Mr. Finlayson and  Trudy Small. In the drawing section he awarded first prize to  Steve Holecka for a pencil drawing, with honorable mention going to Joan Warn, Steve Holecka  and Vivian Chamberlin.  During the day, members of  the public who attended voted on  their favorite painting and drawing and chose a painting by Joan  Thomson Warn, and a drawing by T^ff-|i a j g*  Steve Holecka. As these two had 1'IUSIL  already been awarded earlier  prizes, the public popularity  prizes were awarded to the run-  ners-up, who were Pauline Law-  son for her painting, and Vivian  Chamberlin for her drawing.  Fine weather and a pleasant  tea added to the enjoyment of all  who attended, and a beautiful display of illuminated printing by  Elizabeth Lowe, and an interesting metal sculpture by John Warn  added another dimension to the  show.  Madeira   students  present the wizard  Trie staff and students of Madeira Park Elementary  School are putting on two performances of the musical  Wizard of Oz. The performances are free of charge and the  public is cordially invited to attend. The musical is to be  presented on Wednesday, March 24, starting at 1:30 p.m.,  and again in the evening starting at 7:30 p.m. Both performances are in the Activity Room.  The musical is part of the drama and cultural program  of the school and is the culmination of many weeks of rehearsals by the students.  The students are planning two presentations at  Sechelt Elementary School after Spring Break, during the  month of April.  Everyone is invited to come out and see the Wizard.  appreciation  continues  VON'S CONSTRUCTION  EXPERT FRAMING CREW  886-7420  886-9187  Books  by ALEXIS DAVISON  Canadian prejudice shown  in Komogatu Maru incident  The Madeirs Park Elementary  School's "Music Appreciation  through the Ages" series which  was initiated on March 13 has  been postponed until after the  spring break. The project's organizer Mike Simkins said Thursday that they felt the first session of the recorded concerts, entitled "Gothic to Rennaisance  Music" had been worthwhile  though sparsely attended. It is  hoped there will be a larger  audience for the next installment  of the series which is to cover  a listening format from "Gregorian Chant to Contemporary Music."  Future topics will include studies of the early Baroque and late  Rennaisance periods and will include selections from Bach, Handel, Hyde and Mozart. The tapes  are part of Mike's own private  collection.  The next concert is 1�� noon, April  3 at Madeira Park Elementary  School.  THERE'S CARPET A-PLENTY  For those who want the Best lor Their Home  MAKE SURE YOU'RE  GETTING THE BEST.  CALL THE ONES  WHO KNOW  WE SPECIALIZE IN  WALL TO WALL  .-,..  CARPETS'  KEN \  I   DeVRIES  \  1 & SON Ltd.]  IL        886-7112       8  \  ���Armstrong  ���Canadian Celanese  ���Croasley-Karastan  ���Harding  ���Hollytex  ���Resilient Flooring  ���Armstrong Lino &  V.A.Tile  ���G.A.F. Luran  ���Cushion Floor  CUSTOM DRAPES  1659Sunshine Coast Highway  In the Sechelt Area call on our Representative  CLARK MILLER - 885-2923  Hopkins Landing Store  AS OF MARCH 15, 1976, THE OWNERSHIP,  AND CONSEQUENT MANAGEMENT, HAS  PASSED TO KEN'S LUCKY DOLLAR.  . ���  For the benefit of the local community and holi-  daymakers, the Hopkins Store is being stocked  with staples, fresh produce, meat and bakery  items from our main store in lower Gibsons.  The intention of the new management is to provide  a convenience store, selling commodities at a  fair price to the local people.  Although the Hopkins Store will satisfy your immediate requirements, for bigger selection and  to take advantage of special items, come visit our  main store, for your complete shopping needs and  outstanding values.  A   KEN'S  FOOTS  Gibsons, B.C.  A   White   Man's   Country:   An  Exercise  in Canadian Prejudice,  by Ted Ferguson.  "  Doubleday Canada limited. 194p.  $8.95  Unless you are a student of  Canadian and British Columbian  history or an octogenarian,  you probably aren't familiar with  the history of the Komogatu Maru  affair.  The Komogatu Maru was a  ship of Japanese registry char-  ered by an East Indian entrep-  eneur of questionable honesty  to transport 376 East Indians  who wanted to immigrate to  Canada. The ship arrived in  Vancouver harbor in late May  1914 and thus initiated a confrontation of major proportions  with the Immigration Department  At the time of the arrival  of the East Indians, the Canadian  government's position on non-  white immigration was clear  and well established. Sir Richard  McBride, Premier of British  Columbia, stated succintly that...  'to admit Orientals in large  numbers would mean in the  end the extinction of the white  people, and we always have in  mind the necessity of keeping this  a white man's country.' However  a B.C. Supreme Court Justice  had recently ruled that this excl-  usionist policy against East  Indians was illegal as every  citizen of India was a British .  subject and was therefore free to  go anywhere he wished in the  British Empire. The Komogatu  Maru passengers intended to  test the validity of this ruling.  The Komogatu Maru stayed in  Vancouver    harbor    until    late  July 1914 when it was forced  to embark for India. Those two  months were characterized by  bureaucratic incompetence,  violence, racial prejudice and  inter-passenger confrontations.  Problems were compounded  when those East Indian residents  of Vancouver who were avowed  Ghadrites (a secret Sikh society  espousing violence as a final  solution) became involved in  the conflict.  The author explores briefly  the fate of the protagonists  (both in British Columbia and  in India) following the departure  of the Komagatu Maru, which  places the incident in historical  perspective.  Ferguson concludes with a  chapter on "Vancouver's present  East Indian conflict in which he  attempts to draw parallels  between 1914 and 1974. His  conclusions are simplistic and  over-generalized; the contemporary situation is worthy of moire  extensive in-depth analysis than  he provides here.  The author has used many  unpublished primary sources,  such as letters and telegrams, as  well as voluminous secondary  sources in the preparation of his  book. It is an excellent examination of an incident in Canadian  and British Columbian history  from an historical perspective.  Ted Ferguson is a native of  British Columbia and is an  established playwright, journalist  and T.V. writer. A WMte Man's  Country is his first book.  Available at Books and Stationery, Sechelt.  SUNNYCREST  (Esso)  Ph.6-9962  Graduation rock oratio  written by Langdale composer  Four years ago Roland Kerbis  of Langdale graduated from  Elphinstone Secondary School,  He is now graduating from UBC's  Faculty of Music with a major in  composition.  At his graduation concert  Tuesday, March 23, an orchestra  of 60 to 70 musicians picked by  Roland from the student body will  play music he has written. The  main work will be 'Milenium',  a rock oratorio.  In the orchestra will be another  well    known    Sunshine    Coast  musician, Dave Frontager of  Gibsons   x  The composer has conducted  all the rehearsals for the concert  which will be performed at the  UBC Recital Hall in the music  building at 8 p.m. The concert  will be taped and it is possible a  record may also result from the  concert.  Roland studied classical music  before embarking on his chosen  career as a free composer of  modern music.  ATTENTION -  GIBSONS CABLE VISION SUBSCRIBERS  (down-Hill)  Effective immediately, Coast Cable Vision accounts will be  accepted for payment at the Bank of Montreal (Gibsons).  | (The bank will charge the subscribers ten cents for handl  ing each payment. The balance of the bank's service charge will  be paid by Coast Cable Vision.)  Coast Cable Vision accounts should no longer be paid at  Kruse Drugs.  If preferred, account stubs may be mailed along with  cheque or money order, direct to Coast Cable Vision, Box  218, Sechelt, B.C.  *  k Eastern Star  ects new officers after  Members of the Order of the  Eastern Star, Mt. Elphinatone  Chapter 65, are busy preparing  for the installation of a new corps  of officers' for the 1976-77 year,  after a busy year just completed.  Worthy Matron Mrs. Margaret  Hauka and her officers, with additional support from members of  the Chapter, have with their various projects, including a summer  tea, fall bazaar and catering for  Burns night, successfully met  their obligations for the year.  Other projects were raising funds  for cancer dressings locally and  provincially, scholarship donations, Save the Children Fund,  For all you gentlemen who  go to Meetings, how about  submitting all those Committee reports from a beautiful  all leather Briefcase from  Buxton, we have a very Rood  selection. Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  and helping to make the children  at the B.C. Cancer Institute ward  a little happier by the donation of  hand made stuffed toys. The toys  were made with loving care and  either crocheted, knitted or hand  sewn. From reports from the Children's ward at the Cancer Institute, the toys have been instur-  mental in bringing smiles to the  faces of young patients.  Not to be forgotten is the  small group of dedicated members who meet at the hall each  month to supply dressings made  by them for local patients as well  as those patients at the Cancer  Institute. These cancer dressings  are given free of charge and to',  date this year these workers have  given 265 hours, and have  donated 102 dozen dressings to  local cancer patients. If any of the  public have old cotton to donate  to be utilized in this work it  would   be   greatly   appreciated.  Accompanied by the Worthy  Matron, officers and members  have   visited   several   mainland  chapters as well as Powell River.  Friendships were renewed with  others who are also involved in  these    worthwhile     endeavours  The Powell River members made  a  social visit to the   Sunshine  Coast     Rebekahs     Lodge     in  Sechelt.  The Chapter was also honored  when Past Matron Mrs. Grace  Cufnming was presented with her  commission as Grand Representative to the State of Utah, in  recognition of her contribution to  the cause of Eastern Star and her  cheerful work in the community,  and thus complimenting every  member of the chapter with  whom she is associated/The last  meeting of this busy chapter was  made particularly pleasant by a  surprise visit from the Grand  Conductress of the Grand Jurisdiction, of British Columbia and  Yukon, Mrs. Edna Fetterly and  her conductress from Douglas  Chapter, Naniamo, Mrs. Ivy  'Whitworth.  The members of this organ  ization are very much aware that  without the support of the residents of the Sechelt Peninsula and  the contributions to their fund  raising projects they would be  unable to fulfill their service  to others. By means of this news  paper the members wish to  express their grateful apprecia-  ion arid look forward to their  support in the future in assisting  them to further the cause they so  deeply believe in ��� 'service to  others'.  Sunshine Coast News, March 23,1976.  Hospital auxiliary  plan wind-up party  Members of the Sechelt Women's Auxiliary to St. Mary's  Hospital met in St. Hilda's Hall  on March 11 at 2 p.m. Vice-President Mrs. Steele conducted the  stimulating session at which 19  members were present.  A report by Mrs. Humm advised of the enthusiasm and success of the current bridge tournament. Anyone interested in joining the fall session or in attending the wind-up party in St: Hil-  Dreams keep us going  by CAROLYNN BICHLER  I wonder what percentage of  our lives is spent in dreaming?  It is a proven fact that we have  dreams at night even if we don't  remember them. Then there are  our day-dreams. Sometimes  thay can be what keep us going  when everything else is going  wrong.  A child's world is filled with  dreams. When I was little I  wished that when I fell asleep I  would dream like Alice in Alice  In Wonderland. How dreary  childhood would be without  dreams.  In Psycho-Cybernetics, a book  on self-image. Maxwell Maltz  advocates using your imagination to envision vividly any situation that you desire. That's  daydreaming.  Dreaming is the stuff that all  great inventions and innovations are made of. Someone has  to have a dream first. Some of  our greatest inventors,. Alexander Graham Bell for one,  used to sleep on a problem and  awaken with its solution.  If it weren't for dreams some  of our most beautiful poetry and  greatest prose would never have  evolved. The imagery that these  wonderful words create for us is  enlarged upon by our own  dreams.  Music is another area where  dreaming has significance.  Thousands of songs have been  written glorifying dreams. California Dreaming, Dream a Little  Dream of Me, I'll See You in my  Dreams, and To Dream the Im  possible Dream, just to name a  few.  Remember when you used to  sit or lie next to the radio and  picture all the people and places  that you were hearing come ou.t  of that little box. Radio was a  fun source for dreams.  In psychology and psychiatry  dreams have become an important part of analysis. Freud and  other founders of modern psychiatry saw what people dream  as significant to their mental  state.  Psychics believe dreams are  important. What you dream can  be representative of many  things. A dream can be pre-  cognative, tell something about  the future, or be a communication from   someone, who   has  passed on.  The- Bible is filled with  dreams. David interpreted the  King's dreams. Jacob had  dreams. Throughout the Old  and New Testaments we hear of  a multitude of dreams.  Where would we be without  dreams? I expect everyone has  had some great dream in life.  It would be quite drab if we had  to give up daydreams, and  scientists tell us that if we  didn't dream at night we would  become mentally ill, because  dreaming is a form of mental release.' .������*  No matter what our dreams  are we must have them. So as  the song says, ' 'Dream, that's  the thing to do v .,. Things  never arenas bad as they seem,  so dream, dream, dream."  Metrics got you in a stew?  "The time has come," the walrus said "to talk of many  things ..." Today the topic is  metric. Let's take a quick look at  the metric recipe for "Beef Stew"  How many new measures do you  see? If you guessed three, you're  right! Let's tackle them, one at a  time.  t You may wonder whether you  have to buy a kitchen scale to  weigh 700 grams beef. No, that  isn't necessary. You'll soon be  able to buy beef by the gram or  kilogram in the store. Items over  1000grams, such as large roasts,  will likely be referred to in kilograms. Since a kilogram is equal  to 1000 grams and is slightly more  than 2 pounds, then 700 grams  would be about 1 lA pounds.  If you've already purchased a  ' set of metric measures for volume, you'll have no problems  measuring millilitres. The 250  ml liquid measure is slightly  larger than the 8 ounce cup. In  the set of dry measuring cups,  there should be three cups label  led 50, 125 and 250 ml. All metric  recipes will be based on combinations of these three measures.  The teaspoon and tablespoon will  be replaced by five metric small  measures, 1 ml., 2 ml., 5 ml., 15  ml. arid 25 ml. These have been  specially designed to fit in with  the new 250 ml measure.  A metric ruler will easily indicate the length of 2 centimetres  for your beef cubes. If you don!t  have a ruler handy, just remember that the cantimetre is slightly  less than half an inch.  Now that wasn't difficult, was  it? You'll soon find that metric  recipes are easy to follow and  every bit as tasty as their traditional counterparts.  BEEF STEW (METRIC STYLE)  700 g. stewing beef  50 ml. fat  125 ml chopped onion  1 clove garlic, crushed  75 ml flour  10 ml salt  1 ml pepper  25 ml chopped fresh parsley  2 ml savory  2 ml thyme  750 ml water  250 ml chopped carrot  3 small onions, quartered  250 ml chopped turnip v  Cut beef in 2 cm pieces. Brown  in fat. Remove from pan. Add  onion and garlic and saute until  onion is transparent. Return meat  to pan, sprinkle with flour and  brown again. Add seasonings and  water. Cover and simmer iVi  hours. Add vegetables and continue cooking until vegetables are  tender (about 30 minutes more).  6 servings.  _IFE  ���  MORTGAGE  ���  HEALTH  AND ACCIDENT  ^.  O  r-  GC  O  O  O  <  OCCIDENTAL  LIFE  da's hall at 7:30 on May 7, please  contact Mrs. Humm at 885-2840.  Mrs. Carter reported that the  volunteer hours totalled 244 for  the past month. More help is  needed in. the physio department  and with the Junior Volunteers,  where interest and progress is  expanding. Mrs. Eggins announced that at 7:30 on March 17,  Awards Night will be held for  Juniors who have completed the  course. Members are urged to  Call Mrs. Eggins at 885-2422 if  able to assist in these important  areas.  Preliminary plans for the fall  smorgasbord were discussed and  a reminder of the spring luncheon  in the Senior Citizens Hall on  June 3 was given.  An important hem to which attention is drawn is the blood  donors clinic to be held on April  8 between 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the  Physio department of the hospital  The date of, the next meeting  is April 8 at 2 p.m. in St.  Hilda'sHall.  R.C. Hospital  auxiliary attend  conference  in Vancouver  Only half of the 34 paid up  �����: members attended the:- March  "���meeting of fhe 'Roberts" Creek?  Hospital : Auxiliary. Mrs. M.  ?7 Grose j president, heard reports  7 from all committees. Favorable  -'-- interest was expressed regarding  ; - the choice of equipment to be pur-"  chased   by   the   Co-ordinating  I Council..;'Several members'' planr  rto attend an Auxiliary Conference  .. in Vancouver in May.  Several  f ^catering jobs are in the planning stages. Mrs. Raines, 885-.  .3457, will receive calls about catering. "',  There are to be four trustees elected at St. Mary's Hospital Society Annual Meeting in the Sen-  , ior .Citizens Hall, Sechelt, April 7  at 7:30 p.m. A number of ladies  paid their society, dues so they  will be able to vote at this impor-  . tant meeting.    ,  It is7, time to plan for -your  spring donation of blood to the  , Red Cross Blood Donors Clinic,  April 8 from 2 to 7:30 p.m. in  St. Mary's Hospital. Donors  from 18 to 65 years are welcomed.  Daylight hours are longer so  the next meeting of Roberts  Creek Hospital Auxiliary will be  held in St. Aidan's Hall at 7 p.m.,  Aprill2.  YOUR Local Resident Insurance Agent is  DEREK EVERARD 885-3438  P.O. Box 1278 . Sechelt        ^  HEALTH AND ACCIDENT  ���  MORTGAGE   ���  LIFE  I  _  <  HI  I  HI  "THE TIME has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many  things . . .". Today the topic is metric. This Beef Stew  recipe, for example, contains three new measures. However you'll soon find that metric recipes, like this one, are  easy to follow and every bit as tasty as their traditional  counterparts. v      ,  ���'Agriculture Canada photo  ***************************************  *  *  *  *  ALUMINUM  CONVENTIONAL  ALUMINUM  NO FOUNDATION  NO CLEARANCE  NECESSARY  SIDING  AWNINGS  HEATILATOR  FIREPLACES  IN GROUND  VINYL LINED  OR CONVENTIONAL  POOLS  SOLID VINYL  ROLL^-UP  ALUMINUM  ALL.,  METAL  CHIMNEYS  ABOVE  GROUND  TRAILER SKIRTINGS  SUNSHINE PRODUCTS - 886-7411  FREE ESTIMATES  NO OBLIGATION  *  *  *  *  *  .*'  iry�� #jo rfj�� *j�� ^gm *$+ ��x�� ��^�� *^* "^ *I* *T* *T* ^* *l* *���* *t* ^* *t* *** *$* *s* *** *** *** *���* *** *%* *���* *^ *T* *** *^ 'T* ^* *S* *f* *r* *s* *t* *v* *ff* *f* *** *���* ^* *** ***  a  s  A total of 25,000 free garbage  bags are available to community  organizations or schools for community clean-up projects to be undertaken during Anti-Litter Week  May 10-16, courtesy of the British Columbia Department of the  Environment.  To receive these 26" x 36* bags  schools or organizations should  write Outdoors Unlimited outlining when, where and by whom  the bags will be used. Bags must  be used during Anti-Liter Week.  Write Outdoors Unlittered, 200>  - 1326 Johnston Road, White  Rock, B.C. Mark your envelope  'Bag Offer' and state how many  bags you need for your project.  Outdoors unlittered will try tQ  meet your request.  This is the fifth year that  Outdoors Unlittered has supplied  free bags for the projects. In 1975  approximately 150. groups were  supplied with garbage bags for  their projects.  <*z.  Sound Construction  Carpenter-Contractor  \     -v  Interior Finishing  7     \       ^V  .House ^Framing  Concrete Form work  Gary Wallinder   886-9976  Box 920       GibsonsX^ ^  you compare,  spring  SPECIAL  OIL FURNACE SERVICE  ���    BURNER  ���    OILPUMP    ���..  ���    ELECTRODES  ���    REPLACE NOZZLE (Excluded in Special)  ���    OILFILTER  PUMP QUtOlL TANK AND REMOVE SLUDGE  (Which can rust out tank and oil pump)  VACUUM OUT FURNACE, ETC_  REGULAR VALUE OF $28  ALL THIS FOR ONLY  12 YEARS EXPERIENCE  OIL BURNER MECHANIC & FURNACE INSTALLER  THOMAS  It-95  886-7111  HEATING  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST SINCE 1967  Good banking for good living���after sixty;  If you're sixty years old or better, you should look into Sixty-Plus,  The Royal Bank's new bundle of special banking privileges. Free.  Some of these privileges are:  ���No service charge for chequing, bill payment services, or  traveller's cheques.  ���A specially designed cheque book that gives you a permanent  /copy.-;. ���  --A $5 annual discount on a Safe Deposit Box or Safekeeping  Service.  ���������;'��� -���.. ' :  -^A special Bonus Savings Deposit Service with interest linked  to the Consumer Price Index.  ���Special term deposit that pays high interest monthly with  flexible redemption privileges.  So come on in and see me or one of my staff today for all the  details. Or, if you'd prefer, give me a call.  ROYAL BAN K  serving  British Columbia  Consumer and     Consommation  Corporate Affairs  el Corporations  AnttOuritat.MnisUr.        AreM Ou��ll��l.mlnit(r��.  New improvements in Canada's competition  policy are helping to ensure more truth in advertising,  clear and well-defined guarantees and honest selling  practices that protect both business and consumer.  Our idea! is a fair marketplace for. everyone.  For free literature on Canada's competition  policy and how it works for you,  write to: Box 99, Ottawa K1N 8P9. iJlPfl^ilir'W^riiin^yT^yrTiiiijpa-iiptii^^   ny .  8  Sunshine Coast News, March 23, 1976.  Port  Union  ellon Industries Credit  Opens New Office  INSPECTION  rlcE Airlines  The new headquarters of the  Port Mellon Industries Credit  Union was opened last week to coincide with the Credit Union's  25th anniversary. The new office,  located just off Jack's lane beside the Coast News office, will  not be open for business for another two weeks.  The official opening of the  $75,000 building was done by  Secretary-Treasurer and Manager George Anderson and Ron  Phillips, Deputy Superintendent  of Co-operatives and Credit  Unions.  Other officials attending the  opening held at 6 p.m. Saturday  SECRETARY-TREASURER and Manager George Anderson, left, and Ron Phillips, Deputy Superintendent of Cooperatives and Credit Unions, open the new office of the  Port Mellon Industries Credit Union.  Church Services  UNITED CHURCH  Rev. Annette M. Reinhardt  9:30a.m.���St. John's.  Davis Bay  11:15 a.m. ���Gibsons  Office ��� for appointments  Tues���9:30-12:30  Wed. ���12:30-3:30  Fri.���9:30- 12:30  886-2333  BAPTIST CHURCH  Pastor F. Napora  Office  886-2611.   Res.   885-9905  CALVARY - Park Rd..  Gibsons  SUNDAYS  Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.  Sunday School 10:45 a.m.  Evening   Fellowship   7:00   p.m.  1st. 3rd and 5th Sunday  Thursday   ���  Prayer   and   Bible  "Study 7:00 p.m.  ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVfCES  Rev. T. Nicholson, Pastor  TIMES OF SUNDAY MASS  7:30 p.m. Sat. eve. at Our Lady  of Lourdes   Church  on  the  Sechelt Indian Reserve.  9:00 a.m.   at  The   Holy   Family  Church in Sechelt.  11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church  in Gibsons.  Phone 885-9526  ANGLICAN  Rev. David H. P. Brown  St. Bartholomew's  Morning Service��� 11:15 a.m.  2nd and 4th Sundays  8:00a.m. Holv Communion  St. Aidan's  Worship Service 2 p.m.  4th Sunday only  Family Service 11 a.m.  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  Member P.A.O.C.  Phone 886-7107  Highway and Martin Rd.  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.m.  Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m.  Pastor G. W." Foster  GLAD TIDINGS TABERNACLE  Gower Point Road  Phone 886-2660  Sunday School 10:00a.m.  Worship Service 11:00 a.m.  Revival 7:00 p.m.  Bible Study Wed.. 7:30p.m.  Pastor Nancy Dykes  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Services and Sunday School are  held each Sunday at 11:15 a.m. in  St. John's United Church, Davis  Bay.  Wed. Eve. Testimony 7:30 p.m.  All Welcome  Phone 885-3157or 886-7882  Lithe Lines  Inches seem to melt from  your figure as the uninterrupted line melts its way down to  a rippling hem. Ideal for jersey,  knit, faille.  Printed Pattern 4766: Misses'  Sizes 8. 10. 12. 14. 16. 18. 20.  Size 12 (bust 34) takes 2'2  yards 60-inch fabric.  $1.00 for each pattern���  cash, cheque or money order.  Add 15$ each pattern for first-  class mail and special handling. Print plainly Size, Name,  Address, Style Number. Send  to Anne Adams, Coast News,  Pattern Dept., 60 Progress  Ave., Scarborough, Ont.  M1T4P7.  IT PAYS TO SEW���you save  so much money! Send now for  New Spring-Summer Pattern  Catalog! Over 100 partners,  pants, long, short styles. Free  pattern coupon, 75t.  Sew and Knit Book SI .25  Instant Money Crafts ... SI .00  Instant Sewing Book SI.00  Instant Fashion Book ... $1.00  SEW EASY  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  were Andy Knowles, president of  the Credit Union and Bill Laing,  vice-president.  Philip Moore of the B.C. Central Credit Union was also on  hand to present President Andy  Knowles with a plaque commemorating the 25th anniversary. Don  Popoff, a representative of the  Co-operative Insurance Services  presented the Credit Union with a  large painting.  After the opening ceremonies,  a 25th anniversary dinner was  held at the Gibsons Legion Hall.  Attending the dinner were many  Credit Union members including  Gibsons Mayor Larry Labonte,  Regional District Chairman John  McNevin, and ex SCRD Chairman  Frank West.  At the dinner a plaque was presented to the Port Mellon Industries Credit Union from the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.  SPRING COURSES, TRIPS & WORKSHOPS  Please preregister  for  all   events:  866-2225  Co-ordinator Karin Hoemberg  School District No. 46 (Sechelt)  CENTRE FOR CONTINUING  EDUCATION  SHORT COURSES  "YOU SHOULDN'T ARGUE WITH THEM, GEORGE.. THEY'RE  JUST DOING THEfft JOB."  Sechelt calls solicitor  The Village of Sechelt plans  to seek legal aid to determine  what action can be taken against a  Sechelt businessman who council  claims is contravening the village  building code.  Council noted at last Wednesday's meeting that Hayden  Killam, owner of a building on  Dolphin Street, is contravening  the building code by accomodating two businesses in the  second storey of the two storey  building.  According to council, the  original plan presented for  approval indicated that the  second storey of the structure  would be used only for storage.  It was approved by the building  inspector and the fire marshall on  that basis.  A building code appeal board  has since ruled in favor of coun-  PASSED LEGENDS  Although the Inuit (Eskimo)  language was unwritten until  1890, the old legends, myths and  ancient hunting songs were  passed down without change for  centuries.  cil's restrictions that would limit  the upstairs area to a warehouse.  In deciding whether or not to  prosecute the owner of the  building, Mayor Harold Nelson  said both the building inspector  and the fire marshall had ruled  against allowing upstairs businesses to operate 'and I think we  should stick with it.'  In order to legally facilitate the  upstairs businesses, Killam  would have to undertake several  renovations.  "Societies Act"  St. Mary's Hospital Society  Notice of Annual Meeting  To the members of St. Mary's Hospital Society:  Take notice that the Annual General Meeting  of the members of the St. Mary's Hospital Society  will be held in the Senior Citizens Hall, Mermaid  Street, Sechelt, B.C., on Wednesday, the 7th day  of April, 1976 at the hour of 7:30 p.m.  Dated in the village of Sechelt, in the province  of British Columbia this 10th day of March, 1976.  By order of the  Board of Trustees.  i'��ta  si"     N^SJyw, *^"/   V-v, ������   ��. ��; &%&  GREAT BUYS  Orange Crystals co op  Margarine  Apple Sauce  Cup-A-Soup  Cake Mix  Flour  Cheese Slices  Cream Corn  22 oz. bag  BLUE BONNET  3 lb.  SUN-RYPE  14 oz.  LIPTON'S  4s  CO-OP Angel Food  15 oz.  ROBIN HOOD  20 lb. bag.  KRAFT  2 lb. pkg.  AYLMER  Fancy,. 14 oz.  Cheese  Towels  KRAFT VELVEETA  2 lb.  KLEENEX Boutique  Pkg. of 2  Fabric Softener    ��fzECY  PRICES EFFECTIVE  Thurs., Fri., Sat., March 25, 26, 27  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES  ^W m   11   k wLJB >  AIR BRAKE TICKET  April 23, Friday 6 p.m. -10 p.m.  April 24, Saturday 9a.m. -1 p.m.  The same schedule is repeated the following  two Fridays and Saturdays.  Elphinstone, Autoshop  Fee $66.  CROCH ET - Advanced  April 6, Tuesday 1-3 p.m.  Tydewater Crafts, Gibsons  Fee $8 for 8 hours + materials.  DOG OBEDIENCE  April 7, Wednesday 7:15-8:15 p.m.  Gibsons Elementary, Outdoor Area  Fee $14 for 8 sessions.  DEFENSIVE DRIVING  April 7, Wednesday 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  Elphinstone Annex  Fee $8 for 8 hours.  LOG BUILDING  April 5, Monday, 7-9 p.m.  Sechelt Elementary, Call's Room  Fee $25 + book $8  MACRAME  April 22, Thursday 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Elphinstone Room 108  Fee $6 for 6 hours + materials.  MASSAGE & RELAXATION  April 7, Wednesday 7-9 p.m.  Sechelt Eleme'ntary Music Room  Fee $10 (single) or $17 (couple) for 8 hours.  NUTRITION  April 7, Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Sechelt Elementary, Dall's Room  Fee $6 for 8 hours.  POTTERY (Wheel)  April 1, Thursday 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Elphinstone Art Room  Fee $14 for 12 hours + materials  SEWING - Summer Wardrobe  Aoril 6, Tuesday 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Elphinstone Textile Room  Fee $8 for 8 hours.  Preregistration: 886-9982.  YOGA - Men & Women  April 3, Saturday 11 a.m. -1 p.m.  Sechelt Elementary Kindergarten  Fee $8 for 8 hours.  April 6, Tuesday 10a.m. -1 p.m.  Lord Jim's Lodge  Fee $16 for 12 hours (pool -f Sauna)  April 7, Wednesday 7-10 p.m.  Lord Jim's Lodge  Fee $16 for 12 hours (pool + Sauna)  UPGRADING COURSE for  Waiters & Waitresses  The Serving of Beverage Alcohols,  a 30-hour day-course sponsored by Canada Manpower.  April 5-9, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. -  3:30p.m.  Casa Martinez, Davis Bay.  No Fee  WORKSHOPS & TRI PS  BEACH WALK - A Family Day  April 17, Saturday, 10:30 a.m.  The group will meet in the parking lot where  the trail to Skookumchuk goes from Egmont  Road.  Fee $2 per person.  DRAWING  A 1-day workshop with Joan Warn.  April 24, Saturday, 10a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Gibsons area.  Fee $10.  PHOTOGRAPHY  A Day Outdoors  April 6, Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:30 to discuss the  use of film, meeting place, etc.  April 11, Sunday, 10a.m.-4 p.m.  Fee $6.  POTTERY  Two Vz -day workshops '  April 3, Saturday, 9a.m. - 2p.m.  April 10, Saturday, 9a.m.-2p.m.  Elphinstone Art Room.  Fee $12 for 10 hours + materials.  SAILING-A Day at Sea  A Day at Sea.  Want to go for a sail and learn some basic  seamanship from local sailors?  STAINED GLASS WINDOWS  17 hours. i  April 13, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  April 20, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.-10:00p.m.  April 24, Saturday, 9:30a.m.-4 p.m.  April 25, Sunday, 9:30a.m. -4 p.m.  Fee $18 for 17 hours + materials.  WALK in the Woods  (Approx 8 miles)  April 11, Sunday, 10a.m. -appr. 4 p.m.  We meet at the road to Buccaneer Marina,  12 miles north-west of Sechelt on Hwy. 101  (Vi mile before the Jolly Roger)  Fee $2 per person.  YOGA-A Day for Men  and Women  May 1, Saturday, 10a.m.-4p.m.  Roberts Creek School, Kindergarten  Fee $6.  1  ��a  I  For Information and Registration please call:886-2225, Karin Hoemberg, Co-ordinator.  1  IIISAT FEATURES  Standing Rib Roast *] .69 b  Can.Gr. "A"  POrk  ChOpS from young pork   1 ��� OH lb.  SaUSagB Beef and Pork mix     5J5J    Lb.  ���B __H ������ __i ���_i ___  PRODUCE fpccmis  Grapefruit  TEXAS  7/*1  Apples  Tomatoes  DELICIOUS  Red or Golden  TEXAS  Vine Ripe  lb.  Potatoes ^LBBX 10 ���,. 69��  FROZEN POODS  Kernel Corn  CO-OP  2 lb.  OrangeJuice .&�����    3/85*  885-2725  m  Ph. 886-2522  GIBSONS, B.C.  I,  ��V?iW-;'  JS Soccer  Sunshine Coast News, March 23,1976.  We joined North Shore Bowl  in the House Round of the  Master-Junior-Senior Tournament last Sunday. ,This tournament involves teams made up of a  Master Bowler, two Y.B.C.  Juniors and two Y.B.C. Seniors.  ; The team of Michele Solinsky  and Geoff Spence as Juniors,  Collen Bennett and Jeff Mul  caster as Seniors and Dianne  Fitchell as Master won the event  bowling 609 pins over their  team average. The team of  Dawne Atlee and Grant Gill as  Juniors and Anne Carson and  David Atlee as Seniors and yours  truly as Master came in second  bowling 504 pins over our team  average.  The winning team now proceeds to the zone finals representing Gibsons-North Shore.  As a Master Bowler Instructor I  never stress, especially to the  young bowlers, that winning by  any means is the prime purpose  of the sport of bowling. I try to  get across that it's more important to take part in these tournaments than to win. However,  'winning' is very nice.  Highest Scores:  Tuesday Coffee: Carole Finch  244-639, Myrtle Nobel 294-704,  Swingers: Alice Smith 232-559,  Hugh Inglis 279-660.  Wednesday Coffee: June Frandsen 267-680, Tena Youdell 260-  680, Carole Skytte 259-717.  Ban & Chata 7:00: Belya Hauka  271-606, Don MacKay 255-710  Ban & Chain 9:00: *bonnie  McConnell 255-683, Paddy  Richardson 315-728, Freeman  Reynolds 296-726.  TJmreday M_ed:Linda Brown  259-668, John Solnik 295-685,  Vic Marteddu 311-703.  Le^sKathy Clark 244-681, Ken  Skytte 304-784, Freeman Reynolds 348-901.  Y.B.C. Ba_ams:Michele Whiting  188-326, Dean LePage 162-300,  Andy Solinsky 177-325.  Juniors: Michele Solinsky 171-436  Gwen McConnell 190-473, Geoff  Butcher 231-512. Don MacKay  203-516, Jamie Gill 212-534.  Seniors: Ann Carson 195-551, Jeff  Mulcaster 254-644.  In league action, Freeman  Reynolds, bowling in the Legion  League rolled games of 233-348  and 320 for a total of 901. Ken  Skytte, on the same team rolled  a 304 single and a 784 triple. In  the 9:00 Ball & Chain League  Paddy Richardson rolled a 315  single and a 728 triple and Vic  Marteddu rolled a 311 single in  the   Thursday   Mixed   League.  FweNeed ""]  I      Baseball Coaches    ���  l I,  j Please plan to attend the meeting at the   j  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  AthletiC ASSOC.   Hall   MarineDrive  Tuesday, March 23 at 8 p.m.  I  I  I  I  If you are interested in  being a coach,  !  come to the meeting, or for more details [  to league championship  Skat-a-thon schedule  The following is the schedule for the April 10 Skat-a-  thon at the Sunshine Coast Arena. More details on the  Skat-a-thon appear on page one.  8a.m. - 9a.m. ��� boys and girls up to 8years old.  9:15 -10:15 a.m. ��� Boys and girls ages 9 and 10  10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. ���Boys age 11 -13 inclusive  11:45a.m. -12:45p.m. ��� Boys age 14 - 18 inclusive  1p.m.-2p.m. ��� Girls 11 years old and up  2:15 - 3:15 p.m. ��� All adult hockey players from all  leagues  3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m. -���All ladies and men  5p.m.-6p.m.���Dignitaries skating.  Curling news  Curlers ready for  bonspiels and playoffs  of trophies on display in Todd's  Drygoods store in Sunnycrest  Plaza. All the team trophies  have been donated and the club  has purchased smaller, individual  trophies.  High School playoffs start on  Wednesday, March 24 at 3:30. If  you have a minute, drop in and  watch them. There are some  promising young curlers coming  up.  Ray Chamberlin, head of the  lounge committee, is doing a-  great job of organizing the  erection of the panelling in the  lounge, but could use more help.  Work parties have slowed down a  little since the weather has  warmed up.  On March 14 Elphinstone Wanderers soccer club hosted Vancouver's East End Baceda Rats in the  _st home game of the season.  !The Rats currently hold first  place and a narrow 2-1 victory  /or Elphinstone places the local  "team in a good position for the  league championship.  The weather was ideal and the  game was played on Elphin-  stone's new field. From the open- -  ing kickoff Gibsons pressed to  the attack forcing the play in the  Rats' end. Both teams were ex-  ���tremely wary of each other's explosive power forcing the game  into a tight checking, close contest.  Gibsons scored first as they  caught the Rats sleeping on a  throw-in. Ken Bland tossed a  long throw-in into the goalkeepers box and as the Rats stood  around watching the ball, Steve  Miles raced in and tapped the ball  into the net.  The Rats were spurred into action by this goal and though they  didn't carry all the play, they  scored the equalizer at the 30-  . minute mark. The ball became  ent���lgled in the foot of a Gibsons  defender and when it popped out  the Rats' centre forward drove  the ball past the surprised Gibsons goalie.  In the second half, the Wanderers' superior conditioning began  to wear the Rats down. Gibsons  controlled most of the play missing many good scoring chances.s  When the Rats did break out,  however, they, were extremely  dangerous and at the 75 minute  mark forced goalie Jan de Reus  to make a spectacular save.  With less than three minutes to  play, Gibsons had a throw-in deep  in Rats' territory.  Steve Miles  tossed the long ball over the Rat  defenders and Frank Hoehne  raced in to head the first bounce  past the goalie into the net. The  game ended Gibsons 2, Rats 1.  The game was not the best the  Wanderers have played, due perhaps to nervousness before the  home crowd. The Rats did not  play their super fast, hustling  game either. Good efforts were  turned in by Mike Musgrove,  Kerry Eldred, Ken Verhulst,  Frank Hoehne and Dan MacKay.  Gibsons next game is on March  21, 12:30 p.m. at Central Park  in Burnaby. The Wanderers next  home game is' in Gibsons March  28,12 noon at Elphinstone school.  The . Elphinstone Wanderers  would like to extend their thanks  to Ernie Fossett and the Roberts  Creek Community Association for  the use of their hall, and Bill Ed-  ney for his timely donation.  *** f ;K#S*'l'a*'S***S  WAKEFIELD goaltender  Sammy Casey holds up a  victory stick after last  Thursday's win over Roberts Creek.  The big news out of the Curling  Club this week concerns bonspiels and playoffs. The club's  mixed bospiel runs April 2,3 and4  and twenty-four rinks, have  already entered. The cost is $40.  per rink and there is room for  more entries.  The men's bonspiel April 9, 10  and 11 is under the. direction  of Ron Lacey and clubs may  register with Ken Krintila. The  entry fee is $40.  Draw master Art Craze reports  that league playoffs begin April 5  but plans are still in the early  stages. More information will be  available next week.  There is an impressive number  Creek washes Wakefield  A LITTLE SHORT on size but extra long on enthusiasm  is Gibsons Elementary grade three student Jeffrey  Rhodes. Jeffrey was a member of the Gibsons boys volley-  bail team that participated in the 5th annual Gibsons Volleyball tournament March 12 and 13 at the Elementary  school. The boys were actually too young for the tournament but acted as a replacement for the Langdale boys  team which came down with the flu. The underage team  even managed to win a game against Chalmers School  from Delta.  Langdale girls took first place in the 16 team tournament and Gibsons girls captured third spot. No local  teams plac^in the boys section^ -    ���Bob Cotter photo  Gibsons Lanes  Local bowlers  take top spots  in North Van.  Roberts Creeek advanced to  the finals in the Men's Commercial Hockey League Sunday  night after edging Wakefield by  a score of 4-3. The win gives  Roberts Creek two out of three  games of the semi-final play-off  series and the Creek will now face  Gibsons in the final starting  April 3.  Gibsons earlier defeated  Pender Harbour to advance to the  -'finals..-..    V>7'"7;'-;7 yV;i :,..:   .;.  Prior to Sunday's game, played  at the Sunshine Coast Arena,  Wakefield and Roberts Creek  were split in the series at one  game apiece. The Creek had  taken the first game and Wake  field came back with a strong  5-3 win last Thursday to tie the  series.  Wakefield goals in Thursday's -  game were scored by Jim Gray,  with two, and Dale Benner, Rick  McCartie, and Lawrence Jones  with one each. Roberts Creek  goals were scored by Mike  Sutherland, Roy McBrien, and  Bob Blake.  Wakefield's Dave Lamb picked  up four assists in that game and it  was reported he had his best  game of the season.  The finals, which start at the  arena April 3, will go to five  games if necessary.  SAVED BY THE NET is what Wakefield goaltender  Sammy Casey is probably saying to himself after a Roberts Creek goal missed the net. The puck did not end up in  the net because the net moved. The near goal was part of  the action last Thursday night at the Sunshine Coast  Arena when Wakefield beat Roberts Creek by a score of  5-3. ���Ian Corrance Photo.  mn+wwwr**n  ���hU_M_  UMMlMh���__*****M  More th an SI 6,000 was paid out  by the federal government in 1974  in technical assistance grants to  the mining industry in Canada's  northern territories.  GIBSONS PUBLIC LIBRARY  1490S. Fletcher Rd. -  OPEN  Tues.: ��� 2-4  Thurs.: ��� 2 - 4,7 - 9  Fri.: ���10:30, Children's Story Hour  Sat.:���2-4  SUNSHINE COAST  CREDIT UNION  Cowrie St.  Sechelt  885-3255  35th  ANNUAL  GENERAL MEETING  WILL BE HELD MONDAY, MARCH 29, 1976 AT 8:00 p.m.  .   WILSON CREEK COMMUNITY HALL  DOOR PRIZES ��� GUEST SPEAKERS ��� REFRESHMENTS  This is YOUR Credit Union  PLAN TO ATTEND TO EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS  I  I  ca��   J. Knowles 886-2115  Watching the rock  closely is third Don McNeil  playing oh the Ken Krintila  rink in last Sunday's  Hangover League Bonspiel  at the Gibson's Winter  club. Other members  of the rink that took first  place in the B event, Ian  Jacob, right, and Bud  Fisher, left, also show  concern   over   the   rock.  The A event of the  bonspiel was won by the  Bud Clark rink from  Sechelf.. Rinks from Gibsons and Sechelt took part  in the bonspiel.  SCHOOL DISTRICT #46  (Sechelt)  The trustees of Rural Area "B" and Gibsons Village will be present at Elphinstone School the third Thursday of each  month commencing March 18, 1976 from  7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to discuss with any member of the community any concern relating  to school district policies.  These discussions will be in a relaxed,  informal basis.  TIDELINE  PLUMBING AND HEATING CONTRACTORS  RESIDENTIAL ��� COMMERCIAL ��� INDUSTRIAL  COMPLETE NEW PLUMBING AND HEATING SERVICE  HOT WA TER HEA TING SYSTEMS  FIRE SPRINKLING SYSTEMS  REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS  MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS  SEWER HOOKUPS  Bernie Mulligan  ALLWORKDONEBY  QUALIFIED TRADESMEN  FOR PROMPT SERVICE CALL  886-9414  SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST        rjennis Mulligan  I  I y����iBraranai��wtimaiwwi  10  Sunshine Coast News, March 23, 1976  If music he the food of love . . . play on  *  v,  - ~..j..  - - - ������������- 'PIONEERS OF PROGRESS'  Sunshine Coast News. March 23.1976. 11  Peter Skene Ogden ���  Frontier diplomat  Though the Hudson's Bay  Company is usually considered to  be the main factor in the opening  up of the Pacific fur trade, it was  neither the first, nor for a long  time the strongest trading company to inhabit the North American shore.  The Russian American Company had been created in 1799 by  an imperial charter and by 1802  the Russians had become firmly  established at their main American post, Sitkam Alaska. During  the two decades after the establishment of Sitka the Russian  traders slowly began to move  southwards down the Pacific  coast. By 1825 it became necessary for the British and Russian  governments  to  designate   the  size of their territories and in a  convention signed later that year  the British ceded all territory in  what is now called the "Alaska  Panhandle" to the Russians.  The Convention of 1825 was  considered to be a great triumph  for British diplomacy, they had  negated the Russian claims to all  lands to the 51st parallel and had  contained the Russian American  Company's activities to at narrow  belt extending from 54/40 to the  141st longitude along a line that  was never more than 30 miles  from salt water. Moreover Britain  had maintained the right to navigate the rivers that flowed  through this area from the ocean  to the British territories inland. .  The convention had finally halted  the southward advance of the  Russians which only a few years  before had called for the building of a string of forts from Alaska  to San Francisco Bay.  The Russians however soon  showed that they were unwilling  to live by the agreement they had  made.  The "Convention of 1825" may  have been the death warrant for  the Russian American Company  but for it's competitor, the Hudson's Bay Company, it was the  beginning of a period of rapid  expansion. Since their merger  with the North West Company in  1821 the lack of competition had  enabled the H.B.C. to enjoy a  period of unprecedented prosperity. By 1834 the Company's posts  Would you believe homes this  beautiful could be factory built?  Believe it.  ^Nf>  *4����+,-  .** ;3r  -*  They are.  Designed and manufactured by  Westwood Building Systems. We've  brought them a long way. Applied  modern finishes. Developed  stunning exteriors. Added greater  ^itei67ll��dbility Withotif^slhg ^  the unique quality and economy  of factory-built components.  I   Enclosed is $ 1.00 for portfolio of  brochures in full color.  NAME  ADDRESS..  I  I  BUIUNNG SYSTEMS UDL |  Z EWEN AVENUE.  NEW WESTMINSTER    .  BWTISHC01UMBIA.V3M5B1. TEL 526 2677 aj  GIBSONS BUILDING SUPPLIES LTD.  Box 167 Gibsons, B.C.  886-2642  extended from the Yukon to California and later that year additional forts were added in Idaho  and a new trading establishment  was opened in Honolulu. The  third fort planned for this year  was to be a new north.coast fort  on the Stikine River in British  territory behind the Russian Panhandle.  The inevitable had happened,  the two great trading powers had  finally run out of room and could  no longer ignore each other.  The Governors. of the Hudson's Bay Company, realizing  that there might be, difficulties  with the Russian American Company picked one of the company's  most experienced traders, "the  humorous, honest, eccentric, law  defying Peter Skene Ogden", as  the leader of the new expedition.  Peter Skene Ogden was born in  Quebec City in 1790. His father,  came to Canada as an Admiralty  Court Judge and shortly after  Peter was born he was promoted  to Montreal. It was in this bustling city that Peter Ogden was  raised.  During the early 1800s the  North West Company was at its  peak, using Montreal as its base  of operations they slowly moved  further and further west. Peter  Ogden watched the N.W.C. men  longingly, but initially he followed his family's encouragement to seek a career in law. Eventually he gave in to his desires  and worked for a while as a clerk  for the American Fur Company  before finally enlisting in the  North West Company and leaving  Montreal late in 1810.  Ogden's first wintering post  was at lie a la Grose in Saskatchewan where he joined up with  Samuel;Black, a rugged N.W.C.  adventurer who was later the first  white man to explore the Omineca  and Cassiar regions of British  Columbia. The partnership of Ogden and Black soon became the  terror of the rival H.B.C. forts in  PETER SKENE OGDEN shortly before his death.  J   COZY CORNER CAMERAS \  CAMERA  AND  DARKRM.  ^SUPPLIES;  886-7822  Beside the Bus Stop in Lower Gibsons  central Canada during the intercompany feuds that continued until the two companies merged in  1821.  Soon after the surprise.merger  of the two rivals Ogden discovered that he and Black had been  excluded from the coalition because of their earlier fierce opposition to the H.B.C. Ogden took  his case to London in 1822 and  the Governors fearing that Ogden  and Black would start a rival company, finally relented and admitted them to the company. His  first posting was to the Columbia River in "Oregon Territory."  Shortly after his arrival at Spokane House, Ogden was given the  task of leading the annual Snake  Valley Expeditions through much  of what is now Washington, Oregon and Idaho. In 1825 the Com-  " pany Governors finally admitted  that they had no chance of holding on to the vast territory south  of the Columbia River and Ogden's Snake River Expedition was  given the job of turning Oregon .  into a "fur desert". Over the next  three seasons Ogden ruthlessly  strove to achieve this goal and by'  1828 mainly due to this tactic the  H.B.C. had largely/stopped the  encroachment of the American  fur traders into the area. Had  they been half as successful at  stopping the later waves of American settlers, Washington, Oregon and Idaho would probably  have remained part of British  North America.  Ogden had now been accepted  as one of the H.B.C.'s most valuable assets and when the Company decided to turn its attention  towards further expansion along  the North Coast it was Ogden who  was chosen to establish the fort  on the Stikine River. The Russians soon learned of the British  plans and when Ogden sailed  north in the "Dryad" in 1834 he  soon discovered that the Russians  had no intention of honoring the'  "Convention of 1825."  The trouble began shortly after  the expedition left Fort Simpson  near the Alaska border. As the  Dryad approached the mouth of  the Stikine, a small boat left the  shore and came out to intercept  the expedition. The young Russian officer that commanded the  party presented Ogden with a  decree recently issued by the  Russian-American Governor Bar-:  on von Wrangel that prohibited  foreign ships from trading in  Russian waters. Ogden refused  to turn back and later another  Russian officer appeared at the  Dryad to inform Ogden that his  ship the Chichagoff was under orders to prevent the expedition  ����� "-.il!.  SITKA, ALASKA, headquarters of the Russian American  Fur Company. Peter Skene Ogden visited Sitka in 1832  and 1834.  from entering the mouth of the  Stikine. Ogden sent a party  ashore to the recently constructed Foirt Dionysius but further negotiations proved useless, and  when further orders were received from Sitka, Ogden was asked  to leave Stikine Sound as soon as  possible.       .,7        . '������''"  Ogden finally backed down but  when he was later cutting timber  for Fort Simpson along Portland  Canal he was again attacked by a.  Russian party and this time he  decided to .go to Sitka to lodge  a formal protest. His discussions  with Baron von Wrangel proved  fruitless and by December 1834  Ogden was back at Fort Vancouver on the Columbia.  The Hudson's Bay Company  immediately began to seek damages from the Russian company  for the Dryad incident. The talks  finally culminated in the signing  of the "Pact of 1839"' which gave  the H.B.C. a ten year lease on the  Russian Panhandle and put the  American traders out of business  by guaranteeing the H.B.C. the  sole right to trade with the Russian colony. Ogden's decisions on  the Stikine had given the H.B.C.  an amazing trading advantage  over her American competitors.  In 1835 Ogden was again  moved, this time he became the  Chief Factor of New Caledonia,  the vast northern H.B.C. territory. Ogden governed the affairs  of the area for nine years before  returning to England for a short  vacation and to advocate a strong-  . er British position in the rapidly  developing Oregon Territory.  Ogden was heartbroken when he  received the news shortly after  returning to Fori Vancouver that  Britain had  ceded  all territory  i south of the 49th parallel to the  United States. It must have  seemed strange to the H.B.C.  men to see the American flag  hoisted over Fort Vancouver. Ogden later wrote to the H.B.C.  governors that "All is ended in  giving the Americans all they  possibly wished for or required  ... Truly may we say put not your  trust    in     Prime     Ministers."  Ogden was left to continue the  Company business in the now  American territory until his death  eight years later in 1854.  Peter Skene Ogden, the "Frontier Diplomat" had seen the Pacific develop.from a fur trading  wilderness to a settled territory  on the verge of a rapid expansion  and though his incredible energy  and loyalty he had helped to  preserve B.C.'s borders from further encroachment by both the  Russians and the Americans.  Though Peter Skene Ogden's life  was not as critically important to  B.C. as many other H.B.C. men,  he is representative of a breed of  tough, honest, adventurous men  who opened up much of the coast  of North America. ' f.'    '  Coast Industries  ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK  CUSTOM OOC A1CA FIREPLACE  HITCHES OOD-3133 SCREENS  Hwy. 101, Gibsons.        Behind Peninsula Transport  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  ��� AUTOMOTIVE  SERVICES  NEED TIRES?  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WINDSOR  PLYWOOD  (THE PLYWOOD PEOPLE)   ���  Construction Plywood  Fancy Panels  Doors, Bifolds, Insulation  Sidings  and all Accessories  Delivery  Highway 101, Gibsons  Phone886-9221  ��� BULLDOZING  BACKHOE  CUSTOM  BACKHOE WORK  SEPTIC TANKS INSTALLED  Government Approved  ' Free Estimates  Excavations - Drainage  \      Waterlines, etc.  Ph. 885-2921 Roberts Creek  ��� CABINET MAKING  BOUTIN ,  BULLDOZING  Clearing ��� Landscaping  Backhoe Work,  Phone 886-9824  R.R. 1 Gibsons  FOR YOUR  PRINTING  PHONE 886-2622  7��MffSlFI��MJIlJJs  OCEANSIDE  FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Hardwood Specialists  Custom   Designed   Furniture  Kitchen and Bathroom  Cabinetry  Remodelling  R.BIRKIN  Beach   Ave.,   Roberts  Creek  .    Phone 885-3417  ��� ELECTRICIANS^, ���PAINTING ���PLUMBING (Cont)    *��^j��|js (Cont'd)       . ���TV& RADIO (cont)  ���CONSTRUCTION  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPLIES  (1971)LTD.  ALL BUILDING MATERIALS  READY-MIX  CONCRETE-GRAVEL  GENERAL PAINT,  Highway 101-Gibsons  886-2642 886-7833  ��� DISPOSAL  SERVICES  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES  , Port Mellon to Ole's Cove  886-2938 885-9973  When renovating or  spring cleaning  Callus for your disposal needs  Commercial Containers  available  ELECTRICIANS  Outfit Clectrtc Itb.  ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING  & CONTRACTING  Serving Sechelt, Gibsons,  Roberts Creek  & Madeira Park  885-3133  J. McKenzie  Ron Blair, P. Eng.  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  Electrical Contractor  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  4fcj\BE ELECTRICIt- >  Phone 886-7605  Box 860 Gibsons  "POWER   TO   THE   PEOPLE"  ��� HEATING  TED HUME  SERVICES  Gibsons, B.C. 886-2951  Parts, Service, Installations  Stoves,  Furnaces,  Heaters,  etc.  Certified Instrument Mechanic  ��� MACHINE SHOP  At the sign of the Chevron  HILL'S  MACHINE SHOP  & Marine Service Ltd  Arc and Acty. Welding  Machine Shop  Steel Fabricating  Automotive - Marine Repair  Marine Ways  Phone 886-7721  Res. 886-9956  ��� MOVING &  STORAGE  Porpoise Bay Rd.  P.O. Box 387  Sechelt  VON SAO  LENWRAY'S  TRANSFER Ltd.  Household Moving & Storage  Complete Packing  Packing Materials for Sale  Member Allied Van Lines  Phone 886-2664-R.R. 1, Gibsons.  ABC  GENERAL PAINTING  SPRAY - BRUSH -ROLL  Call 886-2512  ��� PAVING  COAST PAVING  PAVING FROM DRIVEWAYS  TO HIGHWAYS  Highways, Parking Areas  Driveways, Crushed Gravel  '      Equipment Rentals  Main Office  Box 95,  Powell River, 485-6118  Branch Off ice:  Sechelt, Ph. 885-2343  9:30 to 3:30 p.m.  ��� PLUMBING  RAY NEWMAN  PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Building and Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., R.R. 1,  Sechelt-Ph. 885-2116  PENINSULA  PLUMBING  CONTRACTING  Port Mellon - Pender Harbour.  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Rick 886-7838 Tom 886-7834  G&E  PLUMBING  & HEATING  Ltd.  Certified  Plumbers  Box 165, Gibsons, B.C.  PHONE 886-7638  New Installations, Renovations  Repairs, Hot Water Heating  Pump Repairs  24 HOUR SERVICE  TIDELINE  Plumbing and Heating  Contractors  RESIDENTIAL-COMMERCIAL  FREE ESTIMATES  886-9414  Bernie Mulligan   Denis Mulligan.  SEASIDE PLUMBING  PLUMBING - PIPEFITTING  STEAMFITTING  HOTWA TER HEA TING  886-7017  All Work Guaranteed  ��� REFRIGERATION  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION &  MAJOR APPLIANCE  SERVICE  Port*Mellon to Pender; Harbour  Used Refrigerators for Sale  Phone 886-2231  From 9 a.m. tarS:30p.m.  Res.886-9949  ���RETAIL STORES  MISS BEE'S  Card and Gift Shop  Wharf Rd., Sechelt  P.O. Box 213        Ph. 885-9066  Coutts-Hallmark Cards &  wrappings, Gifts, Picture  Puzzles; English Bone China  cups, saucers, etc.  Boutique Items  Local Artists' Paintings  BERNINA  SEWING MACHINES  NOTIONS etc.  REPAIRS AND SERVICE  TO ALL MAKES  SEWEASY  Cowrie St.  Sechelt S8&-2725  O    &    S  HARDWARE  &  APPLIANCES  Sechelt ��� 885-9713  ��� ROOFING  STANHILSTAD  ROOFING  DUROID, SHAKES  OR REROOFING  R.R. 1, Port Mellon Highway  Gibsons Phone 886-2923  ��� ��� .ii, ���i ,i ���     ^ii^ ���        ������!"    ii .  ���SURVEYORS  ROY& WAGENAAR  B.C. LAND  SURVEYORS  \      CIVIL ENGINEERS  Marine Building -Wharf Street  Box 609, Sechelt, B;C.  885-2332  ROBERT W.ALLEN  B.C.LAND SURVEYOR  Sechelt Lumber Building  Wharf St., Box 607  Sechelt, B.C.  Office 885-2625       Res. 885-9581  ��� T.V.& RADIO  J &CELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES  Charles (Chuck) Stephens  SALES and SERVICE  INGLIS & PHILIPS  MARINE ELECTRONICS  Across from Red & White  Sechelt 885-2568  PAJAK  ELECTRONICS  CO. LTD.  RCA & ELECTROHOME  Authorized Dealer  Sales and Service  886-7333 Gibsons  NEVENS'TV  Service Depot for  PHILIPS���ZENITH  PANASONIC ��� ADMIRAL  FLEETWOOD DEALER  MASTERCHARGE  Phone 886-2280  ��� TRAILER PARK  SUNSHINE COAST  TRAILER PARK  1 Mile West of Gibsons, Hiway  Laundromat  Extra Large Lots  and Recreation area  Parklike Setting  Phone 886-9826  ��� TREETOPPING  TREE TOPPING  VIEW DEVELOPMENTS LTD.  MarvVolen Phone 886-9597  Clean   up   your   wooded   areas  Remove lower limbs for VIEW  Top tall trees adacent to  building  ��� TRUCKING  DOUBLE 'R'        "  TRUCKING LTD.  SAND, GRAVEL, FILL  DRAIN ROCK, ETC.  Chaster Rd  Gibsons, B.C. 886-7109  ��� WELDING  B.MacK WELDING  BRADMacKENZIE  Portable Welding .  886-7222  TWILIGHT  THEATRE 12 Sunshine Coast News. March 23. 1976.  CBC Radio  A study of unique and engaging people  The Lewis Folk, first broadcast on  the FM network on Radio International will be repeated on Sunday Supplement at 10:03 a.m.  March 28. This portrait of a  double island (Lewis and Harris)  in transition present the com-  ments of the people of the Outer  Hebrides off northern Scotland  on their lives, past, present/and.  future. They speculate on the effects of today's economy, big  business (especially North ��� Sea  oil) and social changes on their  wee culture. From their music  and sounds of their island, a  character study emerges of a  unique and engaging people.  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24  Quirks and  Quarks 8:03 p.m.,  Science magazine, host Dr. David ,  Suzuki.  Concern 9:00 p.m. Domestic  Violence ��� a look at violence in  the home and the help which is  available.  Country Road 10:30 p.m. Johnny  Gold from Halifax.  THURSDAY, MARCH 25  Themes and Variations 8:03 p.m.  Part 1: CBC Talent Festival: Carpi'  Wilsofl, piano; Jane. MatrinK  flute; Arkady Shindelman, violin;  Karen Jensen, soprano. Music by  Rachmaninoff. Mozart, Beethoven. Part 2: Sonata for Cello and  Piano, Debussy. Denis Brott,  cello; Charles Reiner, piano.  Part 3: National Arts Centre Orchestra, Denis Brott, cello,  Symphony No. 39, Mozart; Variations on a Rococo Theme, Tchaikovsky.  Jazz Radio-Canada 10:30 p.m.  Nimmons 'n' Nine plus Six; Nick  Ayoub Quintet.  FRIDAY, MARCH 26  Canadian Concert HaB 2:30 p.m.  Liona Boyd, classical guitar,  Sonata in A major, Scarlatti;  Three pieces, Fewersteen; The  Old Castle, Mussorgsky. Part 2:  Recital by Franz Breuggen,  recorder, Alan Curtis, harpsichord.  Between Oondvea 8:03 p.m'. The  Ramberg Trial by Frank Dabbs, a  dramatized documentary on mercy killing based on court records  and other documents from a 1941  Keoma. Alberta, case.  SATURDAY,MAKCH27  Dr. Bandolo'a Pandemonium  Medicine Shorn 11:30 a.m.,  Satire, from Vancouver.  Our Native Land 12:10 p.m. Lifestyles or Pipelines���an examination of the Berger Inquiry, a collage of opinions from people all  over the Territories who have an  interest in the Mackenzie Valley.  Metropotttan Open 1:30 p.m.  Der Rosenkavalier, Richard  Strauss.* Cast: Teresa Zylis-Gara,  Judith Began, TatjanaTroyanos,  Luciano.Pavarotti, OttQ Edelma,  William Dootey, Shirley Love.  Symphony Hall 7:00 p.m. Montreal Symphony, Eugene Fedor,  violin. Violin Concerto in A minor  Glassounoff; Symphony No. 7 in  E, Bruckner.  CBC Stage 8:30 p.m. To the  Waterfall, produced by Peter  Donkin.  Anthology 10:03 p.m. Fragments  of Dreams, a story by Rachel  Wyatt. Candidate for Greatness,  John Galsworthy assessed by C.  P. Snow,  Orchestral Concert 11:03 p.m.  Vancouver Symphony, Henri  Brascard, piano. Triptyque pour  Orchestre, Pierre Mercure; Piano  Concerto No. 4, Beethoven.  SUNDAY, MARCH 28  Sunday Supplement 10:03 a.m.  The Lewis Folk, a portrait of the  Outer Hebrides.  Bush and the Salon 1:03 p.m. The  Komegate Maru Incident by Vera  Rosenbluth.  NHL Hockey 4:03 p.m. Montreal  at Boston.     .       -  Royal Canadian Air Farce 7:03  p.m. Comedy.  The Entertainers 7:30 p.m. Profile of Bob Rusicka.  CBC Playhouse 10:30 p.m. As I  Was Saying to Mr. Dideron by  Margaret Hollingsworth, looks  with irony and affection at the  lives of three Vancouver spinsters each of whom hopes to marry Mr. Dideron.  Quebec Nowll:03 p.m. Part 2 of  the musin industry ��� music from  the second wave, groups Harmonium; Beau Dommage, Morse  Code, Gilles Valiquette and Les  Seguins.  MONDAY, MARCH 29  Music of Our People and Identities  pre-empted for  a   special  about Young Canadian Composers, 8:03 p.m.  The Great Canadian Gold Rash  10:30 p.m. Studio session with  Quebec singer Diane Defresne.  TUESDAY, MARCH 30  CBC Tuesday Night 8:03 p.m.  Comedy on the Bridge, an opera  for radio by Bohuslav Martinu  ��� the story concerns a bridge  between two warring armies and  the townspeople who get stuck on  it. Recorded in experimental  stereo technique, with singers  taped separately from the orchestra.  Touch the Earth 10:30 p.m.  Special on the history of music in  the feminist movement.  SECHELT'S NEW fire engine arrived last week. The  $75,000 vehicle was shipped here from Red Deer, Alberta  and is now awaiting the installation of radio equipment.  Sechelt Fire Chief Butch Ono said the vehicle has a pumping capacity of 500 gallons of water per minute.  Elphevents  It's not easy being a boy named  "Mud." For the first time this  week I really found out how many  people read this column. The  thing is, they take me seriously.  I don't even take myself seriously.  It all started last week when I  said there could be a riot at school  .during the homecoming weekend  and people seriously believed that  we were going to lock the RCMP  in the gym while they were playing broomball and burn our student cards. If anybody believed  that they must be as crazy as I  am. I would have packed the  whole lot in and resigned myself  to a life of shame had it not been  for my fan letters. I received no  less than two of them this week,  and my thanks go to " F'/j".  In answer to enquiries, the intruder in the courtyard got there  by jumping off the lower roof  of the science wing.  But about this week, it wasn't  an easy one. People wouldn't say  hello and friends laughed. It's not  easy to be  a  writer especially  when ypumeet with the superintendent of the school district.  "Nice article you wrote in the  paper, D. J., "said our Student  Council president, Susan Dixon,  as I took my chair. Several more  comments of this sort made me  realize that I wasn't a sure winner  in the popularity polls. I was almost afraid to take notes at the  meeting. Superintendent Mr.  Deniey was most amiable and  agreed that drinking and smoking  should be restricted but was also  quite honest in saying that it  couldn't be guaranteed.  "If nothing else it will make  them think more carefully about  using the gym," he said.  Let me explain all about gyms.  Gyms are a focal point of a school.  They are danced in, played in,  worked in and broken in. Depriving a student body of its gym is  like depriving a nicotine addict  a pack of cigarettes. Without a  good gym a school in nothing.  But gymnasiums are expensive  and the public is not willing to  give money to the schools for  gyms. To sell people on the idea  of a gym, the school board makes  sure the community is allowed to .  use the facility for community activities.  This is all fine and well but  when the community does try and  use the gym everyone at the  school rankles on about "double standards" and then they proceed to write angry protests. The  problem is that two different sets *  of rules governing the gym are  made by two different groups of  people ��� the school board and  the school administration. The  solution is to get one set of rules  fpr everyone. (Oh no, I've ruined  this week for sure.) We, the students, really do believe in community use of the school.  Anyway it was Homecoming  weekend last Friday and Saturday's real news item. The carnival, the games, the dance, the  gaiety. But guess who had to  work this weekend? My co-worker  at the Co-op, Leslie Setchfield,  came down with the flu and was  too ill to work and I was unable  by D.J. HAUKA  to attend.  Other things happened this  week at the school, though less  important. The Chess club had a  big tournament to determine the  top three players. Winners will  later participate at a large tourney  in Vancouver. It was a double  knock-out, meaning a player has  to lose two games in a row to be  out of it. As vice-president of the  club I felt it my painful duty to  lose both games, consecutively.  (Or is it executively?)  There was also a hot dog sale.  Not your average run of the mill  sale, as hot dog sales come and  go. But how often do you see a  biology-class having one? I didn't  quite dare ask what the money  was for, fearing it might be for  purchasing cadavers. It was the  idea of Mr. Brush, our biology  student-teacher, who is doing  some strange things. But then,  this school is noted for doing  strange things.  There was also a badminton  tournament this week, that is not  to say badminton is a strange  thing, it's rather a good sport, but  1 never could get into it after splitting my tennis shorts end to end  . while playing a game.  On the subject of games, Mike  McNevin and I took full advantage of our Social Studies department's stock of the aforementioned this week. After several  games of "The War of 1812" and  "Quebec 1759" Mike resigned  from gaming, but he did beat me  at tennis.  Speaking of our Socials department, our Social Studies teacher,  Mr. Pope, may go to Sechelt next  year. He won't be able to teach  Grade 11 Socials (his favorite) as  Sechelt is a Junior school. We  hope you stay at Elphinstone, Mr.  Pope.  I guess that's about all for this  week. I'd close this column right  now except I don't really know  how to. Do you realize the problem every week ending a column  nicely and neatly? It's terrible.  I think I'll stop right here.  aooooooaao  JACK AND JILL  CHILD MINDING CENTRE  FALL ENROLLMENT FOR 1976  Interested Parents who have children age 4 by  December 31 and have not already registered  please be sure to phone (After 4:30 p.m.)  Gladys Elson - 886-7359  S.C. Credit Union assets up  The Board of Directors of  Sunshine Coast Credit Union  reported to their members in the  annual statement an increase in  assets of 48 percent to $2.4  million dollars in 1975. A dividend  of six percent was declared. The  office premises have just been  given a 'face-lift' which directors  say will improve not only the  appearance but also the efficiency  of the Credit Union.  Following the Credit Union  philosophy, of pooling funds for  the benefit of all, members made  possible the granting of over one  millon dollars in loans to members   for   buying   and   building  $2 MILLION SPENT  More than 52 million has been  spent by the federal government  to date on bridges and access  roads to resource development  areas in Canada's northern  territories.  gtttc  Antiques  Lower Village,  Gibsons  homes, home improvements and  numerous other projects. As  membership is open to all resid  ents of the Sunshine Coast, the  influence of the Sunshine Coast  Credit Union on the commercial  as well as the social life, of the  area is substantial.  A staff of six, under the management of Ms. Vinblad, strives  continually to up-grade existing  services and to institute new  ones, keeping pace with the  needs of members in these  rapidly changing times.  Members will have the opportunity of electing representatives  to their Board of Directors and to  express views regarding the  operation of their Credit Union at  the annual meeting to be held  Monday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. in  the Wilson Creek Community  Hall.  We are ever so pleased to tell  yon that one sUpment of  Pinwheel Crystal .finally  arrived. We now have Oil and  Vinegar Bottles, Candlesticks,  Candy Dishes, Cake Plates  and Bud Vases, aO as beautiful  as ever. Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  PRE-EASTER SALE  If you appreciate fine leatherwork, you'll enjoy  our plentiful supply of leather handbags. A must  for anyone who wants quality, at a fair price.  While you're in, check out our Spring Shoes ���  Latest styles for the Fashion Conscious who know  the best when they see it.  CAMPBELL'S FAMILY SHOES  & LEATHER GOODS 885-9345  Have some  9  newsi  The Sunshine Coast News  welcomes social, church, and  entertainment news and announcements for clubs, lodges,  hospital groups/ and service  clubs.  Remember the deadline for  announcements and press releases is Saturday noon. Mail  items to P.O. Box 460, Gibsons.  informing.  Inqlia  LIBERATOR  In the heart of Sechelt  Inflation  complaints  OTTAWA ��� The Anti-Inflation  Board has received 6,682 complaints from October 14, 1975 to  February 23, 1976, with food and  insurance the two most common  subjects.  Food prices accounted for almost 30 percent of complaints received by the Board while insurance related complaints made up  more than 16 percent of the total.  The greatest number of complaints came from Ontario residents with more than 36 percent  followed by the three Prairie .provinces with a total of 29 percent.  Quebec with more than 15 percent and British Columbia with  10 percent. The Atlantic Provinces accounted for seven percent  while the foreign and unknown  categories made up 1.6 percent.  The Yukon and Northwest Territories accounted for 0.7 percent.  ���  ���  2 Speed  5 Cycle  Heavy Duty  Variable  Water Level  The Best Buy  Available  *459  J & C ELECTRONICS  & APPLIANCES LTD.  885-2568  .WE SERVICE WftAT WE SELL-  Radio Shack Coming Soon  I FOUND IT!  IMWMMMMMIMMMWMMMiMMIMW  and you can find it too.  HEAR AND SEE:  Evangelist Bob Wineberger  Sounds of the Way Choir  and other music  MARCH 26, 27, 28, 29, 1976  7:00p.m. EACH EVENING  Friday, March 26 ��� SENIOR CITIZENS HALL, SECHELT  Saturday, March 27 ��� ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM, GIBSONS  Sunday, March 28 - SENIOR CITIZENS HALL, SECHELT  Monday, March 29 ��� CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, GIBSONS  EVERYONE WELCOME  Sponsored by Bethel Baptist Church, Sechelt  and Calvary Baptist Church, Gibsons  Effective  Immediately  a -  in  Pender Harbour  Port Mellon  Sechelt  Gibsons  Your telephone repair service number has changed  from 164 to 114. Please dial 114 to report your  phone out of order.  B.O.TEL  \  I,  >/

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