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Array Published   in   Gibsons, B.C.  March 17, 1S55  Volume  9, Number  11  PROV!NCiAl_  LIBRARY  1CTORSA. 8. c.  Provincial Library,  Victoria, B. C.  Serving the Gsowing  Sunshine Coasi  From Squamish  to Pender Harbour  430 persons explore  High school  Elphinstone    High    \ School  marked Education Week    last  ���'-. Wednesday   evening:   with    a  program  quite different  _rqm  those *oi-recent;^  ��� i:|';;AJl _'the- teachers    were    on  hand ih their own class rooms,  '���   available for;   interviews,    to  demonstrate any phas'j of the  school work;/and to be    consulted-in-regard to any of the  students-in; their classes.  ��������� ������^iS;���;.���^s.,^���fo^owe;d.���:.������.'by!'.'' a  most interesting  panel disciis-  {siorji on the control of educa-  ;tibna-vcostsi in; view of the in-  creasih^; ppp^latiph, /  A report on the panel discussion will be found oh page  six of this isisue.y^A? story on  the /juestions asked by members of the audience at the  ; panel, discussion wi-1 be found1  joh page five.       ���''.';'  In each classrr?cm. examples  ;Of individual work in    many  subjects were on display,    as  ���well as ; the results  of  . class  projectsy'   Interested   visitors  i gathered and'tasked questions,  ���   examined the work, and commented ohC the progress exhibited by the students.  Art, English, Math  and Social Studies were well    illustrated by:: work    on    display.  Typing y.} and .;���  business    were  neatly    illustrated,     industrial  i art drew    a    good    audience.  Even the Junior    Red    Cross  ,wasr represented by a display  of sale projects in   the   main  .lqbby 13Pa'j^&\bt^the ;schppJ/ an��,  nual were pinned up for    in--.  spection, along with copies of-  previous  annuals.  After an hour    of    visiting  75 attend show  to aid firemen  ; A good audience attended  the Half Moon Bay Players'  presentation of three skits in  aid of the local Fire Brigade.  It was a rainy night but' in  spite of the weather it was  estimated about 75 attended.  . The players were very good  and Sechelt should see more  of them.  "A Sister to Assist 'er" was  , especially well done and  the other plays "Rural Route"  and "Exclusive Model" were  also well done. Every word  was distinct, even at the back  of the hall.  : Those taking part were Bill  Griindyi. Queenie Burrows,  Edna Brooks, Helen Moffatt,  Alice Grundy, Mrs. Welsh,  Mary Tinkley, Gladys .Nygard,  Bob Cream, Charles Tinkley,  Ettlen Nygard and Greta Jor.  genson. Reg Hehton went  over very well with his magic  assisted! by Darlene Laycock.  Gary Billir-gsley. came but of  the audience with money in  his ears and mouth and is  ���still wondering where it came  from. -���'���  The master of ceremonies,  Captain A.. Johnston/was in  his usual good humor.  the various rooms, and chatting with the teachers, and  being shown to various parts  of the school :;by student  guides, the 'Visitors, about  130 parents arid friends, were  directed to the auditorium for  the -panel discussion. -  .During the debate on the  minister of .public works' estimates, Mr. Gaglardi, in reply to a question from Tony  Gargrave, - MLA, said that  "30 miles 0f blacktop wi 11 be  laid i-i the Mackenzie riding  . this year."  This good news was' . made  possible by a similar agreement with.the Black. Ball Ferry Company arid the government which was in effect during the construction of the  Kliendaie-to-Earl Cove Road.  About  ten miles    will    be  DRIVE  laid from Gibsons to Port Mellon and the other 20 ��� miles  will be applied to the highway  to' Powell River.  During this debate, Mr. Gargrave reminded the minister  that his department was the  regulating body for Black Ball  Ferry fares. Through, an act  of the legislature passed some  years ago, the Black-Ball JPer-  f-jjf Company is exempt from  the provisions of the Public  Utilities Commission for 25  ydars. However, the department of. public' works is . replaced as the4 regulating-body.  Mr. Gargrave also drew the  minister's attention to the  poor Bowen Island ferry sys  tem. He told the minister that  these open boats could not operate in poor .father and  there was no accommodation  for automobiles. He' hoped  that the minister would see  fit to. name the road' to Powell  River- a continuation of Highway 99.  J  s wor  i<  Choir planning  concert  n  The WilsOn Creek Choraliers and the Gibsons , section  of the choir are planning a  concert for late April. They  have been practising weekly  for the concert which will be  in aid of the Cancer Fund.  The singers have been concentrating on such songs as  The Happy Wanderer, Some  Enchanted Evening, Asleep ira  The Deep, and other numbers.  In addition there will be several of the old songs so successful in past concerts.  The Red Cross drive for  funds in the Gibsons and Port  Mellon area has passed the  One-quarter mark of the close  to $1,000 objective set for this  area.  This was announced by Norman McKenzie, president of  the Gibsons and Port Mellon  Red Cross and chairman of  the campaign to collect funds.  "We are experiencing difficulty at present with there  being so much 'flu around  but when the canvassers get  going again it is expected the  total will increase," Mr. McKenzie said.  In order ������ tp; help canvassers  donations may be left by the  Bank of Montreal where they  will be recorded and turned  over to the Red Cross fund.  With outside points making  their first reports in the current Red Cross campaign, of-  . ficials at B.C. Red Cross head-  quarters *stated>ythat - tay%d��te%  $130,000 has been contributed  in British ^ Columbia during  the first nine days of the'campaign. Quota for this province  /is $631,000*.  "; Nanaimo is the star performer to date. R. S. Covey,  campaign chairman of this  Island city ireports that $6,000  of their'- $7500 quota has already been received. Included  in this is $2,500 proceeds from  ' Tuesday's Blitz night.  Vancouver campaign, with  $89,703 reported, is rolling  along in high ih several of the*  300 attend  bank opening  An estimated 300 guests attended a reception in the hew  Bank of Monti;eal,.ipremises.at  Sechelt. The buildiiiig is owned by Village Enterprises Ltd.,  J. Parker and Capt. P. A./Mac-  Intyre.��  The WA pf the Canadian  Legion catered for the reception and Village Bakery supplied the cakes.  Out of town guests were  Captain and Mrs. Maclntyre,  Mr. and" Mrs. G. Scott, bank  superintendent frorn Vancouver, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. C. P."Turn-  bull, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Riim-  say and Mr^ and Mrs. J. Vicks.  Mrs. Carl Peterson, was  general convener for the WA,  and the tables were very  tastefully arranged and decorated.; Ladies- were presented  with corsages.  Invitations were extended  by R. Minnion, the bank manager and a. cordial reception  was given all who attended.  Members of the staff'explahv  divisions. Women's Residential, under.Mrs.' E. K/ Chave,  <has collected $27,000, one-  third of their quota of $78,000.  Vancouver contributors show  an increase of 11 percent  above collections at the same  date last year.  In reporting progress of the  csmpaigr.'tp' a meeting of Red  Cross executives Thursday  afternooUv Col. W. G. Swan,  pr6vincial campaign chairman  stated:  "Reception of Red Cross  canvassers all over the province has been most, heartening and their hard work, com-  bined with ���generosity, of the  public is heart-warming. We  feel that the public is showing its , appreciation of the  work that Red Cross cnr-ics  on unceasingly."  ; Other v branches .repcrJng  progress, include; y-'-Kamloops  with ^$2,794an^/lfltest y^  i;>Airerywth5/$3^  ehting  one^tfifrd "bfv their    respective quotas . and   Victor.a  with $12,000.  Two Gibsonites  take fish course  School bells will ring | for  B.C. fishermen, from March 14  to 28 when 40 will leave fish-  boats and" nets for a two-week  course bf studies at the Youth  Taining Centre on the University of British Columbia campus. The course is the first of  its kind in the province. W.  J. Eimerson and N. V. Nygren  are the representatives from  Gibsons.  Classes are sponsored by the  University Extension Department under A. V. "Vic'? Hill,  supervisor of trie Fisheries Cooperative Service, and are  made possible through a grant  from the Federal department  'of fisheries. Through government aid fishermen are  brought to campus, and boarded free Of charge in the dormitories at the Youth Training | Centre.  "The object of the course is  not to teach these fishermen  to fish, but to extend their  knowledge of the-industy beyond their , own specialized  branch," Mr. Hill reports.  ' A fcrmer editor of the  Coast News has been appointed marine and shipping. edi-  toi  of the V^-couvex- Sun.  * Les Rimeswho sacceedeb!  W. Sutherland as editor* and  partial owner of the News expects to begin his daily ��� cct-r  lonns in1 the Sim- corranencing  ^ne first of h-& ������m&ti^y ':M-'.-  After ' Ieavirjg Here- ^ two,:  ^ cars ago, Mr. Rimes Joined  the'Powell River News as editor/ a position he ��� has held  ever since.  Nbrmaly it takes at least sixty years to grow a spruce forest.  Deputy to  talk roads  All is set for-the big px-Wie  meeting Thursday night in  Gibsons school feall. It is called so Peninsula people can  air their- views- on roads, from.'  the Pender Harbour area right  through to Port Mellon-  This meeting will start at 8  p.m. and Evan Jones, deputy  minister o�� public works and  Tony Gargrave- MLA for Mackenzie riding  will attend.  There will be delegations  from Pender Harbour, and  other- points between there  and Sechelt* many from. Gibsons arid a delegation frona  Port Mellon, at the meeting.  Free transportation, "will, be  provided. A btis will Iearve Sechelt at 7 p.m. travelling fee  top road. There will also be  a lower road hits leaving Roberts Creek at 7-50 p~aa-  The Roberts Creek Improvement Association has long  looked forward1: tp this- night  when all the ear owners on  the Peninsula get together to  make their wants fcnowr- to  the proper authorities .  Timie is drawing closer to  the decision by judges Harry  MacDohald, Dr. Hugh Inglis,  and Magistrate Andy Johnson  regarding a candidate for the  Oddfellows United Nations  pilgrimage.  ;;.; The young ^candidate to be  chosen will represent Elphinstone High School and the; entire Sunshine Coast. His or  her fitness for the task will be  judged by the essays now written and handed in to Mr,  Feers, convener of the UN  Club.  The three links of Oddfel-  lowship, Friendship, Love and  Truth are demonstrated by  the impartial method of judging the eaindidates;. t'or the essay, 40 percer-t^v{participation  in community W^tiare; 10 percent, scholarship; 10 percent,  character, 10 |��e|cent, leadership, 10 jpercerli; interest in  church Or SUnday School ac-  tryities-'TQJi&ceht, arid general fitness and co-operativeness  with the er-tire project, lp percent. --:/./;://. :;y ;  The month long trip, with  a f ull+week: at^the United Na-  other years, inspired' the  ymjthfHl delegates to return  enthusiastic and better informed, ^ble to speak with authority to audiences young and old  alike.       .  About two-thirds of the  money required has already  boen subscribed, and the Oddfellows U.N. committee, headed by Eric Inglis appreciates  fhe community response to  this ���effort..  Powell  River  welcomes guests  "I am very glad to see members ofj the Sunshine Coast  Boards of Trade here," said  Bat- Mclntyre when welcoming Harold Wilson, secretary  of the Gibsons and District  Board of Trade; Ernie Pearson, president of the Sechelt  Board of Trade and Mr. and  Mrs. K. E. Jermain, of the  Pender Harbour Board of  Trade.  The fxtnetion they were attending was the installation of  officers of the Powell River  Board of Trade. The event  was a dinner and during the  speeches that followed, Mr.  Mclntyre said he hoped the  attendance bf the Peninsula  representatives would be the  fOTeriuM-er of a closer co-ordination between the Peninsula  and Powell River River.  The 'flu bug has Hit Sechelt  Peninsula and other places in  British Columbia, with a severity not knowni for a good  many years. ' ���:  While the epidemic is attacking both young and old  alike it appears to be affecting  the very young in a lesser degree than other ages.  So far both the High school  and the Elementary school it-  Gibsons haye been closed until  Monday of next week when  the situation will be reviewed  to see ^wliether they should  re-opeh.; -  1    Here is    the    record    from  Principal A. S.    Trueman    of  the  number absent from    Elphinstone High    School    from  Monday of last week to Monday of this week    when    the  school was closed:  Monday,   27  Tuesday, 42      .*  Wednesday, 36  Thursday, 53  Friday a.m., 94  Friday p.m.,  119  Monday, 179  Dr.  Hugh  Inglis  reports  no  severe  cases to date.      While  many have run hish temperatures the epidemic    has    not  been as severe as    it    might  have been, he said.  He advised those who are  recovering from the attack of  the 'flu to wait a day or two  to keep temperature normal .  before tackling their duties  whether it be going to school  or heavy work.  Mrs. C. Nygren, provincial  health nurse offers this information.  Symptoms  1. Sudden onset  2. Severe fever. accompanied  by complete exhaustion  back and limbs *      '      /  4. Head cold ���  5. Sore throat y  6. Cough  Simple Rules  Here are a few simple rules  to follow if you have any or  all of these symptoms:  1. Go to bed immediately  and stay there until the fever  has subsided.  2. Allow at-least tw0 days  convalescence before resuming  regular  daily  routine.  3. Drink large amounts of  liquids.  4. Take light nourishment:  5. Guard the nose and  mouth when sneezing or  coughing and dispose of articles soiled by nose and throat  discharge.  Things to Avoid   '  For    those    who    have  symptoms and  to prevent  quiring same:  1. Avoid  opportunities  direct contact infection as  crowds,  such as halls,    stores  and public conveyances.  2. Do not visit those Who  are ill with these symptoms.  In short���stay home unless  otherwise necessary.  3. Avoid over-exhaustion.  no  ae-  for  in  Home improvement loans available  ed the various, equipment  the bank.  in  lorary  meeting  Gibsons Public Library association will hold its annual  meeting Thursday evening,  March 24, commencing at 8  o'clock. All those who have  an interest in library work  are invited to attend the  secretary, announces,  meeting, N. R. McKibbin, the  Under * Horrie Improvement  ��� Loans .section of the National  Housing, act recently extended  to the Sechelt Peninsula . by  co-operation of the Bank of  Montreal, any of the following alteratihs, repairs or additions, including cost of labor;  materials or equipment may  be paid for from proceeds of  the lean: ���  Structural alterations or  repairs to an exterior or interior of a house.  Addition of one or more  rooms or storeys.  Erection- of, or alterations  to, ^a garage. or QatbccEld-ng.  Demolition or xnoving of  buildings or part thereof.  Purchase, installation, repair or improvement of heating, electric light and power-  fire control, plumbing, sewage  disposaL built-in air condit-ort-  irvg and heat-control systems.  General decorating: including painting, paper hanging or  the installation cf an overall  floor covering but excluding  such items zs curtains, drapes  and rugs.  Construction, repair or   im  provement of fences, private  driveways, roadways, side-  walks or curbs, and landscaping of a permanent character.  The sinking, installation, repair and improvement of wells  and aJi types of water supply  systems   for the home.  Applications for loans, up  to $2,500 on a one-family  dwelling can be made through  the bank. Leans are repayable  monthly together with interest on a defmile time basis,  according t<:- the size of the  loan.  Movies closed  to juveniles  By order of Dr. Hugh  Inglis, the medical health officer, no school children either  from elementary or high school  will be admitted to Gibsons  Theatre while they are not  permitted to attend school.  This is being done to avoid  the spreading of 'flu germs.  As a result Vince Prewer  has cancelled the showing of  Heidi and White Mane, a special children's picture scheduled for Saturday and Monday.  There will be no matinee  Saturday and only one show  Saturday night. This is being  done, Mr. Prewer . said, to al- ���  low movie-goers to attend the  Firemen's Ball held the ynme  evening. The comedy Luxury  Girls will be shown Saturday  night starting a* 7 p.m. oast Ntms  2 Coast News Mar. 17, 1955  i'  ��� y -     .   Published by Sechelt Peninsula News Ltd.  .every Thursday, al Gibsons, B.C.  FRED CRUICE. Editor and Publisher  * DO WORTMAN, Advertising Manager  Member  B.C.  Div.,  Canadian  Weekly   Newspapers   Association  Member  B.C. Weekly Newspaper  Advertising Bureau  Box 128, Gibsons, B.C.    Phone 45W  Authorized Second Class Mail," Post Office Department; Ottawa  Rates of Subscription: 12 mos. $2; 6 mos. $1.25; 3 mos. 75c  *  United States and Foreign, $2.50 per year 5c per copy  NO FUTURE FOR YOUTH?  . by  Barrie  4 LONG  SHO RE-Zwibker  Robbed Again ...  . I had an idea once, to write  a' column c-n useless proverbs.  Consider my annoyance, when  one  day I    found     columnist  Sydey Harris had written    on  the subject    with    his    usual  provoking      treatment.      Why  can't these . established  columnists leave a    guy    like    me  alone?    Syd     Harris      might  have known that I    had    the  Last week was Education week in Canada and one    subject written   down   on   a  of the highlights of the week on the  radio  was  a  panel    little piece of paper.  in which various high ranking people associated with edu-       B��* anyway I'm continuing  .. ,   _-."      ���.,,    ���T    ,, .     , '_,   ���    -���-���,_    ' on this, line and with  sayings  cation, including Hilda Neatby, voiced their, yiews... that Sydney   didn:t   mention,  Dr. Neatby is a straight line'thinker. Having sim-   l0 my knowledge. The subject  will be welcome to many people who have had these misleading and useless maxims  flung at them in the place'of  reason.'  A living tree thai I am calling Champ for short as his  real name is a bit' weird ���  Champycypress Nootkatensis��� .  had seeded on a ridge running  norlh and south behind Dakota Creek at an. elevation of  3100 ft. He had seen many  fort.sis of shorter lived tics  come and go when we caught  up with him. Some, species  probably made subtle changes  over this span of time but not  our boy Champ. The day this'  seedling first showed as ��� a  green bead was approximately the year 2030 before Christ.-  This might have a margin of  error but it would not be  much. because the annular  rings although 130 to tWe inch  on the, rim were fairly dis-  cernable under a glass.  Champ grew on  the    north  slope and the north wind was  mered her thoughts down to an" essence^ she is a,non-de-  'viator in that respect and regards intelligence as the  prime factor in all phases of education. Her feet are on  the ground and her head is below the clouds that bewilder  and create heady thinking. -  y The editor having taken an active part in various panels concerning youth and its problems .��� and  brought up a family concerned with those problems, a cer-.  tain hard-boiledness towards the youth of today has crept    times when a single word will  in.     While one may not agree that the philosophy of life    clarify a situation a   hundred    fnd the constant snow batter  For instance take    "Silence    *he only howler that he would  have to contend with and his  conflict with it had given him,  as time passed, a dense and  tcugh root system. He was  only 8 ft. tall    at    200    years  is golden." It all depends.  There are times when a man's  friends have to speak up on  his  behalf.      There are other  held by the older generation is all that it should be, one  can hardly agree that the lack of a philosophy shown by  the younger generation is commendable.     -  But���and here the voice of the worst enemies of  education creeps in���what has the younger-generation to-  live for? H-Bombs? Something.*to wipe them out without  warning ?  Today, it appears, the greatest force against intelligent living is fear���fear that there  is   no   future,   a. real    by misleading.  .times or change an embarrassing situation into one not so.  /In  these  cases, silence    cculd  liardly  be termed "golden.'0  .,���������' *'' "'���"*''   ��� * "'?"  / As Mr. Harris'" points out!  Often these sayings had or  still,., have a grain of truth ?in  them;/ but this is more than  offset by-the harm   ,they., do  "The guilty person speaks  first." If this- nonsensical maxim were widely believed,'."'a  guilty person could cause  much. suspicion  to fall on |i>  tragedy of defeatism. -  It is going to take quite a stock of H-Bombs or any  other type of bomb to wipe out civilization.      The "human  race has a habit of surviving .and-Xhas survived some terrible ordeals in the past. Perhaps ou"-* yo^th should be steeled    nocerit    persons    simply  ,,|?y  instead of softened up.    Fewer frills.'"'and   more   down   to    forcing himself-to say nothi|g.  ,, ,, -iiii      _    ii   i -r^- l ��� Someone is  eventually    goifig  earth problems should be tackled so tfeyj. can achieve an ���        b ���*������  active philosophy���which would be a d^inite sign of intelligence, if.  9  Perhaps our administrative educationalists should  not strive to achieve "the best o'f all'posMble worlds" for  the youth of today or any day. A lowering of their sights  may be necessary. /  There is a great deal of 'kindness' in.today's methods of education. Just what is kindness? Sometimeskind-,  to speak first on; any-..'matter.  "A rolling stone "gathers-ho  mess." This' one is often disproved and usually spectacularly when it is. The biographies of many great men show  they, did considerable shifting  before they Hitionytheir best  field and continued onto success.      Psychologists say it^'is  ���  ������������ ���      .���'&.<'  ifn  ing had given him a shape  that would allow him to cope  with this sort of" thing from  then on. For many years he  would be under the snow all  winter as we had seen 25 ft.  of packed snow on that slope  in our, time.  The hemlock, balsam, and  pine forest that grew up and  passed awaj' to make room  for their progeny had left a  humus covering of about four  to six feet. .Underneath this  was the -glacial hardpan that  had been compressed by .the  various ice caps as they came  and went.  It is far too remote in time  eons, to trace, any evidence  that might show of. forests in  between ice ages. There- is  enough evidence however, to  give us a thought that Champs  predecessor was hard on the  heels of the last ice  age,. as-  not necessarily    a:   bad? si;  iiess can be cruel: What a- person sometimes; describes as    when a person shifts from jo>  an ^act ^j^ruel^;tui7^^ut ;,|o be^Ari act^f^ndlniess^ So^, to.J^b ,pr .otherwise;   change^, fi  what is Idhdnesis? i  We have apparently reached a point where the education pendulum has swung a considerable distance in one  direction. It has reached the end of the swing judging  from present sighs and is about to swing back in.the other  tlireetion. It will not swing all the way. It never does. The  amount of swing it does not make is the amount- of progress we retain. Dr. Neatby will no doubt be satisfied.  Fire protection (ArtiMM.2)  his circi-rr-stancesi^Tb sum .'i&p,%:;:  the kind of. stone    that-  rbljs  often ends up-in a wholb bed  of-moss.  '���'-'. .-fi \.  -*     ���'���'�����  Something which  many    of  0  ����� - ' '���' ; Joshua :Tree, Calif.  ryEditor: " Would the prornih-  exit citizen pictured in March  3^ Coast News be G: P. Ballentine? If sbCtell hihi: I said he  Assets and Liabilities: No  : fire protection at Gower, Hopkins, Granthams, North, Road.  One    old    hand-made     iire  truck at    Gibsons,    plus    one  converted       pick-up.      truck.  These   are    supplemented i: by  two ��� small portable pumps and  approximately. 3,000. :ft.: . of  disable hose, some first-.aid  equipment, and the reliability  of volunteer labor  to-   handle  it. -.-:    ,        ..-.y  The  problem:  1. -:. A. small  fire we can handle and save  lost. The Gibsons area is self-  reliant, but < only to the extent  that should- two fires begin at  once or any large building  start afire and be uncontrolled  within minutes, the present  equipment is ineffective.  , The answery The organizing  of an "Improvement District  for' Fire Protection." By incorporating the five districts  (Gibsons, Granthams, Hopkins,  North Road. and Gower Road)  under the above scheme, we  would not only be able to  share the   . load    on    cost    of  gether." To illustrate the:  downright danger of using  this proverb,, take one example. Our Lord was known to  keep the company of publicans, sinners, pharisees. Other examples come to mind.  The thing to watch is the  faulty reasoning. True it is  that birds ��� winged ones ���-  flock together, but human-  have more sides to their personalities than birds, and may  flock for different reasons. As  a matter of interest, there, are  dred so I'll be  getting a  tan  early this year.���rErla Hausch.  2. A large fire we can stop ,.^ipment, but supply    equip-    ^^ blackbirds    outside  ��� the  irom spreading;      ������;  3. Anything larger than     a  house, we must rely on' good  fortune and  a continuing sup-"  ply of water.  4. If two fires were ..to  start simultaneously ~r- . one  place  must  suffer".  5. In the area mentioned  above���say there % are 1,500  homes���a large number in  places slightly, inaccessible, insofar as fire protection. The  majority has only .enough water for domestic use, let alone  pouring   it   on  .houses.  6. Most homes  in the    area,  are    surrounded   .by ;':  brush,  trees  or  other   fire.. hazards���  which, if   . allowed    jtp  . catch  fire, and rage unchecked,    for.  even a  short  period,   .  would  raze  to the ground    at    least-,  three or four homes, before it  was-controlled.  7. At the moment, .if a fire  started in. Gibsons and one  outside, our obligation is to  the Gibsons taxpayers.  Conclusion:   The   four   areas  mentioned at the  start  of this  article, are  potentially    unpro- '  tected  and   couU    be    totally  rnent and give prompt service  to ail the areas. Supplement  this.with new and adequate  fire truck pumper units constructed for the job, and, possibly start a full time fire. de  window,.  sitting -  with .  the  gulls.  '.   .!  *.     *���"  *  ?  Editor: I think the gentleman in the picture of your  March 3 Coast News is that of  a character who used to hang  around the Vancouver -waterfront in pre-war days. He was  quite a natty dresser and a  great one for the girls.  The last time I heard of  him he was doing work or*  the road gang!! He was known  to some as "Pam" the ��� Panhandler, but to most of his  friends just "Bal." ��� R.L.B.,  Edmonton:        ' ,  ETERNAL LIVES      -  BY L.S.J.  sumlng that he reached the  same age as our tree, approximately 4,000 years. That  comes close to 8,000 years  which is an undiscerhable  flick as far as time is concerned. "*This was very much  in my mind when I saw the  ; petrified cypress trees out on  a windy plain in Saskatchewan and this organism still  exists there- as a cedar moss  after all these millions of years.  A deep profoundness here if  you ask me "when close by  decent folk are claiming the  creation as 6,000 , years and'  very sincere abolit it too.  Champ had done well as  the centuries rolled on.  Storms, insects, and disease  had passed him by and at  about 50. ft. high and a foot  through, he was flourishing  about the end of the bronze  age and the Hittites ..were  roaming and crossed the Taur-  tis to rule Syria and Mesopotamia. We figured this out as  Champ was doing 90 years to  the inch then.  The Christian era opened  with him about two feet, thick  and 80 feet high but the  rings were closing in and  were 100 to the inch. The uniformity of these annular rings  made it fairly plain that the  mountain ridge had- suffered  no cataclysms through these  long arcs of time. No trace of  old fire.s���nothing but the sun  and summer winds and the  frosts and snows of winter and  the eternal silence, the wind in.  the tree tops and aj flutter of  a   bird  the   only   exception.  This enormity can be sensed  by most anyone who cares to  take time out to get up into  these fastnesses. Treetime in  historical data is quite com��  monplace among the faster  growing firs and cedars so we  take, leave of Champ because  he was dragged off to the  mill in 1940 at the age of  3,985 years and leaving homo  sapiens out of the picture  would last as long again.  p_.^i,-^-��.-,.t.��� ...-��-.������ .iiii ...  ii- m -ii.-- ���   .1   ���   ���   ���  Become a Part-  | One single investment can make;  i you a part-owner in over 100f  1 widely diversified, carefully.:  I selected securities. For full*  (details contact your Inyeatora  Syndicate representative:^  Write or'Phone  NEV ASTLEY  District" Manager     y;-  Room 313 Pemberlon  Bldg.^  Phone?MA 5283  Vancouver. B.C.  Mutual  .���    of Conodb   trrnitcd  .���           ....��p��  \* MANAGED AND DISTRIBUTED BY  p    INVESTORS SYNDICATE OF CANADA LIMITED  ^^*_S^___J��^iii__Ss^at^&\i__M-*^^  -o-s-xsaaaxxi  vmhu amiui ii.��mi-����u- ffujyfftj-  r��^.m.^,i,l....iJ,i.L.j.iJ.^r..^w-r��T!minrj-.i.r.-:>��.M-<jil  Gibsons Public-Library Association  Notice of'the Annual Meeting to be held in the in the  United Church Hall,  Thursday evening, MARCH 24, 8 p.m.  Everyonb interested in promoting: this worthwhile community effort is urged to attend.      ,  N; Richard McKibbin  Secretary  these proverbs have is a kind was a mighty handsome young  of reasoning which  may give man in "them thar days!"  them a    misleading    ring    of I enjoy getting   The    Coast  truth. However this reasoning News   very   much  down  here  is often    faulty,    usually    be- and  catching up on the news .  cause    it    employs    parallels, from Gibsons,  when  the  situations  are    not Am. liking    it    very    much  parallel.    Take : for    example here���weather  ; is     beautiful.^  "Birds of a  feather flock to- March 7  was, almost a    hun-  "There is no more noble arid  ���humanitarian organization  in the whole world than the^  Red Cross9*  GEORGE MATTHEW ADAMS  Your donation to the Red Cross helps provide:  ���Preparedness for Disaster; ���Outpost Hospitals'������War Veteran Servfcea  ���Free Blood Traasftisioa Service ���Nursing and Health Services  GIVE to the RED CROSS  Ciittarfully... Gracefully... Generously I  $5,494,100 IS NEEDED THIS YEAR    "V  Editor: At the    Thirty-sixth  annual meeting of the Council  The most  dangerous,  I    believe, "Methinks the lady pro-  partmerit   with   a-paid     staff    *es*s to�� niuch," is often used;/    of the British Columbia Divis  for    inspection,   ���   construction    ^lis *s *r0m Shakespeare and'   ion of the .Canadian Red Cross  ��*���  WATER  reveals wkisky  true flavour  /  and maintenance of the district's fire protection requirements. ���'  We must, cf course," start in  a small way 'and grow ���but  the potential is there! It is  imperative then to have all  the people Jand. landowners in  these'-":district behind us to organize, vote for and select  the men to fulfill our objective.  As mentioned..in a previous  article .an .organizational committee has been started by the  fire department volunteers ���  therefore anyone wishing to  assist in .this endeavour should  please contact chief F. Feeney  or watch for and attend a public  meeting.  actually reads "The lady doth  protest too much, , methinks."  It is dangerous not only for  its oftime'-'invalidity,.'but' in  its implications which amount  to smear tactics. It would have  been a sad thing if all the dedr  Society, held in the Hotel  Vancouver February 22 .. 23,  a resolution was unanimously  recorded expressing the  ���thanks-of the Society to the  weekly newspapers of the  Province for   their    continued  icated.people who  fought    to.,  support of Red  Cross through  .right injustices  had been    intimidated by this useless provy5  erb. ' ���    '  * ���.. ''���'"  One  of the    main   ..reasons,  we believe these    silly   "max-  ims and .come to accept them  is their repitition���one of thl*  main bulwarks of modern  ad-%  vertising. '.'���:'��� .���* .  There    is    probably ., scmery  the medium of the press.  As commissioner "for this  province, I personally appreciate only top well the magnificent' assistance ybur paper  has been to us.; C. A. Scott,  Commissioner.  ^#?^3^  Put Seagram's "83" to the water tests  Water; plain or sparkling,  reveals a whisky's true, natural flavour  and bouquet.  DIVORCE   RATE  DROPS  Canada's  divorce rate drop-  thing to be learned from these v-ped-from  41.4    per .hundred  two sayings: "Absence makes  the heart grow fonder." "Out  of sight, out   of mind."  Pulp and paper loads ten<  percent of revenue freight cars  loaded.  The Canadian woodlands  are chiefly owned by the  Crown.  thousand population in 1953  to 38.2 last year, the second -  lowest rate since .the war ���  the lew was the 1951 rate bf  37.6. The all-time peak was.  the 1947 rate of 65.5 per hundred thousand.  ^afwdiauyVfiitifuj.  0*  V?Z&&6  &7ZiiZ'&& /V  ���ra������__wa��i������-  This advertisement is. not published or displayed by the Liquor  Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia. ^oast;N^ws; Mary, l^^-MC   doctor neglected 'to.-' file . Fonm  Reduced ferry truck rates ors  full ioads of certain commodities traveling between Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver,  B.C. on the mainland and Na-  nimo on Vancouver Island  via the motorvessel Kaloke  are announced, by I.D. Birse,  vice president of Black Ball  Line.. ./��� .-���'.'  Effective March 7, these  new rates. for trucks apply to  single: crossings when hauiing  stipulated commodities. Reduc-  ���* tions of as much as '40% from  the basic truck rates "�� go in.  effect with the new - rates.  The Jiew rates apply to com-  dities hauled oh trucks weiglv.  ing more than 4,001 pounds;  empty.'        ������������'������.'���-���' ������.-"��� -;���:."���  "The hew 'Black Ball truck  rate reductions-are: designed to  assist the basic economy of  the entire iarea'';;:Birse said.  "By, opening-tip .more commodities to Struck; triahs^prtatibn,  operations are broadened .for  truck owners and operators.  Among the benefits are reduction oh such commodities y as  agricultural products and construction materials."  iFour groups of commodities  are specified for tariff reductions on full truck loads.  Straight or mixed loads -of,,  'construction materials including bricks building blocks,  concrete and cementj lime,  plaster, stucco, sand, sandstone  (rough); lathe, lumber, plywood, shakes, shingles, timbers  and millwork; tile, clay, concrete or earthen; .building  drain, facing, flooring, roofing; and roofing, composition  affected by the reductions.  Of special interest -to, farmers, straight or mixed loads  of agricultural items are included in the tariff reductions.  Listed are feed���; animal or  poultry��� including stockfeed  molasses; fertilizer compounds  fertilizer; flour, grain and  grain products,rsart, hay^straw,.  pejat moss  and poultry   litter.  Straight loads in the third I  group reduce truck rates    on '  baled rags, junk,: scrap medals '-y  and-empty container returns;*  Important to the pulp   arid  paper manufacturing   industry  " of the region are truck ferry  reductions in - the    rates   . on.  newsprint, paper or paper, products, waste or ... scrap    paper  and  pulp in j-.ales.  The schedule of truck rates  oh vehicles carrying the specified Commodities is as follows.  These rates are based on the  empty weight of truck and  include  load  if  any. -  Under 6,001 pouhd,s $8.40;  under 8,001 pounds, $9.60;  under 10,001 pounds, $12.00;  under 12,001 pounds $14.40;  under 14,001 pounds, $16,80;  under 16,001 pounds, $19.20;  under 18,001 pounds, $21.60;  under 20,001 pounds, $24.00;  under 26,001 pounds, $31.20;  under 30,001 pounds, $36.00.  For loads of 30,001 pounds  or jyver, the rate is $1.20 ad-  ��� ditional for each 1,000 pounds  or fraction thereof in excess .  of; 30,000 pounds.y" .... ���  "Black Ball Line is pleased  to take another step to help  British Columbia expand its  basic economy,"! Mr. Birse  said. ''These reductions will  benefit not only the truckers '  directly affected but industry,  merchants, builders, farmers���  and finally, the consumer."  More  scholarships  Four new scholarships, totalling $2,000 annually, have  been presented. to the University*of; British Columbia by  C^pwn Zellerbach Canada  LtcQ Dean Walter H. Gage,  chairman of the University's  scholarship committee, announces.  iCrown Zellerbach recently  announced five annual $2,000  teacher .training scholarships  in communities in which it  conducts forestry and pulp  and paper operations. *  OFFICERS ELECTED  The newly elected Board of  Directors of the Pender Harbour Credit Union elected Jim  Cameron as president and William Secular as vice-president.  Jim Tyner was re-appointed  secretary.  Three RAF Hurricane fighters swoop in on the tail of an,  enemy aircraft during an  aerial battle over    the    Western  Front  in  World War II. This  dramatic  picture is  from  one  of the many    captured    films  featured in the BBC-TV documentary    "War in,   the    Air,"  currently being presented    on  the CBC    television-,network  Sunday at 1.30 p.m. and Wed., .  at 11 p.m. The historic series  ofy; fifteen      half-hour      films  gives a graphic accountr of the  Allied Air Forces in the Second World War.  MORE TEA, LESS COFFEE  Last year 44,787,444 pounds  of blended and. packed tea  were produced in Canada.  645,212 pounds more than in  1953. In contrast, output of  roasted coffee fell by 11,947,-  921  pounds  to   68,623,478.  BY TONY. GARGRAVE, MLA  Children of workmen killed  in industry will get an increase in their weekly allowance frcm $20 to $25 ,-from  the Workmen's Compensation  Board. .- ; ��� ��������� ���  This'and other important  changes are contained in Bill  104, which was given second  reading in the legislature last  week. Another improvement  is the case of the low paid  worker who is getting, .say,  $24 a "week. From now on., ^if  a waitress scalds her \ hand  and is off work for two weeks  she will "receive her full ��� salary.  This was achjeved by '. substituting .the- figure : $25 for  $15 in Sections 21 and. 23 of  the old Act. Tliese.important  changes also apply to' pen*.,  sions where there .is .total disability. In future, a workman  will receive 1,00 percent compensation if 75 percent of his  income-is/less'than  $25.  Doctors must now promptly.  file  progress reports    to .  the  W.C.B.   after  treating -injurejdV  workmen. Many a mill    hand  with a serious injury has, had;,'  to wait weeks for    his    compensation  cheque,   because   his  8.  TKe W.C.B. "can't pay "its a'c-'  counts until it gets three    reports���one each' frcm worker,"  employer and doctor.        ���'   "*  This is a good move, but it'  could unfairly punish the dec-  tor. For this offence-the board,  is entitled to suspend the doctor, from  compensation    work.. ���  This might  be  used to.."black  ball" an aggressive doctor who  has been going after the Board,  on behalf cf a number of patients. I think it is pretty important  to  preserve  the  independence  of the private practitioner. -  A new appeal procedure  has . been .proposed by the  Minister  of- Labcr.  ,The new Act says that if a ���  patient's doctor supplies   ;him_.  with a  certificate saying  that,  there is    a    medical    dispute  about his application for compensation, the workman    may  apply to the Board and claim:  (a) A greater: functional disability than that found by the  board; or ." '   .y/!.'..v.;sy.:;  .(b)' A .continuance pf com-.,,  pensatipn beyond the.. periodx,  allowed  by  the Board;  or ,  ^(c) That the medical opinion  upon which the disputed find-  ing V^s'Tirade is -erronepu?'or  incomplete^.. ;.~ - :y^ -v:;  the -fibard 'will then "gi\_e the  "-orkmari'"a" list of specialists  end allow him-to select' one to-  hear.."bia case. ..The specialist  wjll then hear all parties ..in  his discretion and give the  Board his . decision, on the  matter. '-...' '   '_   ;  The Act says the specialist  shall certify to the Eoard as  to: ��� :     .  (a) The condition of the  workman;  (b) His fitness, for employment;     (c) If unfit, the cause of  such, unfitness;  ��� (d) Ihe extent of his temporary or permanent disability  by reason of the injur j-- in respect of which he has claimed  cc mpehsatibn;', and  (e) Such other matters as  may,-in his' opinion; or in the  opinio^ of the. Board, be pertinent to. the claim;"  A glaring omission still  in the Act is the neglect of "the  government "to provide cover-,  age to fishermen. This is long  overdue and I fail to see why  the government has not acted  to the satisfaction of the fisherman on this vital issue.  f��_E& & EVIATEft-ALS  for any       ���'��� ���  BfJELDING.JOB.   .. ;  Carpenters,   Painters  Electricians     \        *  Plumbers  y    ; ,     '  Supplied by>     .-'. -^  B. W. M. BONE  Chartered^. Accountant  ,   1045, Wsst Pender  St.  , TAtlow  1954  VANCOUVER 1,   B.C.  _  Sedp  iiiliihi, !  -    Phone Sechelt ^OK--.,/  ��iM��n-Mtm'jiii*��MiWti��.Hiirwi>i��.tM'  >t��t�� Ta����irfn������>iminm��i��ftini������i��i����nt>wni��*iiii��tii>i  :ii  V". :r *���".'  I.O.O.F.    Sunshine    Coasi  Lodge No;- 76 meets    Gibsons Legion. Hall, 2nd and  4th Fri: Ph. 104J. Box 111.  Plan luncheon  for Mrs. K. Bell  At the ;mon,thly meeting of  St. Mary's Hospital Auxiliary  a luncheon was announced for  Mrs. Ken Bell, past president,  and her mother, for March 24* -  at the Clubhouse: as a farewell to Mrs. Bell and her husband who ' are leaving the  Harbour;  Members learned that the  proceeds' of the Valentine's  Tea and the stage presentation  of the Half Moon Bay Players  ���were gratifying. : \  - .-^Acting or_ a suggestion front  lV_rs. E. W. Christmas, the ladies voted to attend service at  ������St::'-^aryy ChapeLvOn^e last  Sunday of this month. The  service will be followed by a  musical hour and refreshments  at the clubhouse with- offerings by the 'boys. and girls ,  who performed at the recent  PTA Talent Night.  ��� Provision of hew equipment  for the hospital was discussed  and decision left for next  meeting. . ,V   ''.;.->  PERSONS  DESIRING   AGRICULTURAL  GROUND  j!   LIMESTONE, IN BULK, PLEASE CONTACT MRS.  ii...  J  I   M. LcFEUVRE, SEC,   HOWE   SOUND   FARMERS  I ���������"-'���' ���" '���'������     '��� :'-:    | INSTITUTE, R.R.1, GIBSONS.  ill    ���  ��im^oMi*n'i*fHitHiV|iiiiniiM��iMBuiBiiiiMi��i~^  Police Court  A juvenile under probation,  was committed to the Boys'  Industrial School for an indefinite term by Magistrate x  Johnston last week, for having pointed a .22 rifle at a  car loaded with passengers.  Warren Blomgren, one of the  passengers, chased the juvenile On foot, disarming him.  One shot had beer, fired into  the air. The rifle was seized.  A Vancouver man, Charles  Yachlowitz, was ordered to  contribute a weekly allowance towards the maintenance  of his four children now living on the Peninsula.  Irving Campbell of, Gibsons  was charged with failing to  dim his headlights after dark  near Gibsons, when meeting  an oncoming car. The case  was heard at Gibsons, and  Campbell was fined $5 ' and  costs. The magistrate pointed  out that the penalty for this  offense has a maximum fine  of $300 and costs.  Arnold Douglas Dow of  Port Mellon was acquitted on  a charge of driving without  due care and attention, but  was found guilty of exceeding  the speed limit at Granthams  Landing and fined $10 and  costs.  Andy Johnson, of    the    Sechelt    Indian    Reserve,      was .  fined $25 and costs for failing  to make an Income Tax    Return  for 1953.  Near-New Cars  ecia  Westcri CanadaJ  "'���or^-i    ������'- ���  CHEVROLET  '^^.. FULLY EQUIPPED SEDANS j  Conditioned for  "^  ��� Pedigreed j Case-History Cars  --Tfiey?re Just like Mew!      "*  with .. .  B1ANL>   NEW  TUBELESS TIRES  Regardless of the Car's Low True Mileage  with ...  TERMS TO FIT  YOUR FINANCES *  Special Plan for Peak of Income Groups a^>  Such        'FARMERS ���LOGGERS  as-        ��� FISHERMEN   and  OTHERS ^  Backed by.  I THE ORIGINAL DUECK "*  DAY MONEY-BACK-���  Written GUARANTEE _  WRITE In YOU R APPRAISAL  _^  You Are Under No Obligation To Buy!  MAIL TO DUECK NOW  a 1305 W. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.  USED CAR APPRAISAL FORRI  r  Name _. . ..  Address  Make of Car  Year  Model  Approximate Mileage  Please'Check V  Aeceff-orles on Car  RADIO  Seat Covers  ROADWAY  BEATER  Auto. Trans.  Please Indicate  General Condition  I    Good    j.     Fair  ENGINE  Transmission  CLUTCH  BRAKES  TIRES  BODY  PAINT  GLASS  >  INTERIOR  -  Canada's   Lf "aest  Automobile   Dealer  vfa>  Your Own Valuation   If Money Is Owing on Car���-Approximately  How   Much? 4- Coast News Mar. 17, 1955  BOWLING    INCREASES  >ilii the 1941-51 decade the  number of "Billiard parlors in  Canada increased from 1,140  to 1,241 and the number of  iKiwling alleys from 175 to  428. Combined billiard parlors and bowling alleys decreased by two to 146.  ���     9  HAND  AN OPEN  y#wr  gf �� CftOSS  _��� *  Sechelt News  BY MRS. A. A. T&SMCH  Hack-tt Park looks very  nice all seeded down. Various  cars do not keep to the roads  around the park but make a  short cut across it causing un-  necessary damage to the volunteer work done on the  grounds.  Parents and friends enjoyed  open house at the elementary  school. An estimated 200 persons attended, a record in  this area. All rooms were visited and-remarks were heard  on every side on the good  work being carried on by the  school. Improved discipline  was noted.x Last year the  ycung fry got up and yelled  at their mothers. This year  they were strictly attending to  business and no nonsense. Tea  was served by the local PTA  where the mothers got to  know the teachers better.  Mrs. E. Lingren of Vancouver visited her sister, Mrs. W.  McKissock and returned to  Vancouver taking with her  Maureen McKissock.  Guy Guthbert of the Sechelt Tea Rooms has been ta-  PLUMBING  and SUPPLIES  RANGE OIL BURNERS INSTALLED  AND REPAIRED  Roofing and Carpenter Work  ESTIMATES FREE  F. A. SIMPSON & SON,  R.R. 1, Halfmoon Bay      at      BARGAIN HARBOUR  FIT YOUR FEET  at  SHOES FOR ALL  PHONE 25-$     SECHELT  Where you get a square deal!  .    EVERYTHING M '' ^ '  &  at Vancouver rrices  WE PAY THE FlgGHn  ROOFING, PAINT, PLYWOOD,  DOORS, SASH, etc.  Phone KOLTERMAN, ttatfmqoii Bay, 7Z  Give generously this year in support of  all the vital services maintained by your  Red Cross. Give ...  TO KEEP YOUR  RED CROSS STRONG  TOTEM REALTY  PHONE 44       GIBSONS  i  ^���-i��-itt<��i-tii-__��fliititjV--��-��ii>--t��MiM*4M<iiw-jp*i-i����ii<��J*>����l��**i��*M��"ca��**it��m*i��>i  TALLER O'SHEA'S  Pistol Pad-in' Rhythm  with  EVAN KEMP '  and the  B.C. Trail Riders  Dance & Floor Show  GIBSONS SCHOOL HALL  . 26, 9.30 R.  Admission: $1  f*A��MMa*nu��iifjimifHi��Mi>MiuiiMiitimiJ^nn(iinir����  �����_* m ��� * ��rau mm _ *-�����������_���*.  ken to _>t. Paul's Hospital.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Vicks with  Michael and Peter visited Mr?.;,:  Vick's parents, Mr. and Mtsi>  L. F. Scott They have all  gone hack to Vancouver where  the Scotts will spend a',' few  days. ���    ;  Miss G. L. Anient, a. medf-v  cal missionary to the lepers  hais just concluded a successful  tour here. Pictures were  shown of..work amongst ' the  lepers in India and Africa.  Miss Ament was 22 years su-  perintendant of the leper, colony with headquarters in  Bombay. -   ..       _  Two groups were formed  here for work in the Guild of  St. Hilda's (Anglican Church)  and the Bethel Mission. Films  were shown to the PTA, the  Brownies, the Anglican Guild  and the Bethel Mission.  Business people in the community are not the only ones  who fall prey to the passer of  bad cheques, but they ^re the  most frequent victims;':'    v.   r  In an effort to help, prevent  business and personal losses  from this source, the RCMP  booklet "Crime in Your Community" stresses the fact that  forged cheques are useless.  There is no way of .collecting  on a forged cheque, unless  you can catch the person who  passed it and exact the  amount from him yourself.  You can lay a complaint, and  have the forger punished, but  it is much better if this can  be prevented.  Make sure that the person  who passes a chequers properly identified, insist upon having all cheques endorsed in  your presence, and know your  GIBSONS  Round-up     Roberts Creek  Bert Fladager enjoyed a  fo_aHtnonth vacation in Saskatchewan and Alberta, but when  the mercury slid to; -25, he  headed for the Sunshine  Coast. Most'of the prairie winter, he says, was quite mild  arid pleasant, ���; but Gibsons  suits him better.  -Geoff and Mrs. Bradford  are back home. They ( lost  some, of the pleasure of the  trip to California through Mr&r  Bradford's illness during the  latter part of the trip. They  en.oyed meeting friends an&  relatives again, but found the  weather of no ^reat'. delight,  since it ,'^ned-:sp;_mjuch.-,^;^^;^  ".'. brv-:Hugh Inglis": ������-.'.. advis|s  that for the henefit of patients  on the lower halt ofthe Peninsula, hev has installed , an  electrocardiograph ':'l machine.  He has hadt it now for about  three weeks.  BY S. ANDERSON,  /The ladies of.Halfmoon BayJ  met in ;,Redrobffs Hall refcentfe''  ly, and decided to form two  :;auxiUariesr4p:-work:..for^ St.  'MarjpS:- Hospital^ "The" Red-  roo_fs" Auxiliary, which .will  meet on the first Wednesday  of each month, chose . as . it?,  officers: Mrs. .J. Meikie, president; Mrs. A. Menzies.C vice-  president; Mrs. H. Pearce, secretary; and.Mrs. C. Peterson,  treasurer. ..-"_.  Elected to the executive pf  the Halfmoon Bay Auxiliary  were: Mrs. R. Kolterman,  president; Mrs. B. Rosebcom,  vice-president;" and Mrs. C.  Willis, secretary-treasurer.'  Meetings .pf this, group will  be held on the third Wednesday of every month.  The first undertaking of the  Halfrnoon Bay Auxiliary will  "be a Bingo Night; in Red-  rooffs Hall on Friday, March  18th, at 8.00 p.m.  Mr. J. Cooper has very. gen-.  erously donated a ham, which  will be raffled. Tickets may  be obtained from any member of the Auxiliary. Refreshments will include sandwiches, pies -and coffee. So  come one, come all. Have fun,  and aid your, hospital at the  same time.  Recent. visitors to these,  parts included Pat and Marilyn Cooper and Ray Cormack,  guests, of their respective parents, and Mr. W. Nygard of  Vancouver, father of Tag and'  Clarence.  Signs of Spring: The Don  ���'McDonalds opening their summer cottagie; Wilf Scott, blossoming forth with a new  truck and the face liftings  done on one of Ernie Lewis'  houses and Keith Anderson's  car.'  Mrs. D. McCaul has returned from a visit -to Irvines  Landing. *        .  J. Donahoe of Welcome  Beach was- in Vancouver last  week for a checkup at Shaugh-  nessy.  Latest word from St. Paul's  Hospital is that Jack Gregson  is soon to be released following his operation.  John West, in St. Mary's  Hospital, is also recovering  nicely.  Neil and Marilyn Laughlin,  honeymooning in southern  California and Mexico, report  hot weather, beautiful sun-  tans, and TV in every motel  BY MRS. M-. NEWMAN  During the winter the Roberts Creek branch of the Red  Cross completed 4 quilts, 15  pairs of socks, 12 sweaters, 5  babies' jacket and cap sets,  31 babies' nightgowns, 30 babies' vests, nine ladies' nightgowns, 64 diapers and various  other items. Anyone who can  sew or knit can join; this  group and meet at the workshop or take work home to do  in odd moments. Your canvasser can tell you about it when  you give your donation.  The regular meeting of the  Roberts Creek < Improvement  association was- held :March 8  with Mrs: R. Hugihes Sr,, in  the chairi The attendance was  fair owing to illness, ;but the  secretary -reported several  new members had jbirie'd and  expected more in the near future. Few improvements ���: appear to be 'forthcoming unless  this - association fights for  them. Neighbors and hew comers are urged to join, and get  out and support the  district.  After .general business, the  secretary, Mrs. J. Monrufet,  read the ' correspondence in  connection, with the coming  ; meeting re roads to be- held  at Gibsons on March 17. Her  efforts in this field have been  extensive;;  The president expressed regret that one of the old members of the Creek and of the  association, Mrs. P. Edmunds,  is leaving to live in Burnaby.  She extended good wishes for  health and happiness to her  and her family in their new  home.  The next regular meeting  will be held in the Legion  Hall; April 1?. y   '������',''  The recent "deep-freeze"  caused Stratford Kindergarten  to close its dporg for a few  days. Steps are being taken  to prevent a recurrence.  endorser. \ When accepting a  cheque, make a note of identification offered, right on the  back of the cheque and initial  it for future reference, should  the cheque be returned as  worthless. . .'���  When it "becomes known  that a person, or a majority of  persons in a cornmunity, are  extremely cautious about accepting cheques from unknown  sources, there will be fewer  attempts to pass this worthless paper.  Most people who try passing  forged or otherwise worthless  cheques will usually leave  quickly, rather than try to  brazen out an effort to collect, if they are aware of extreme caut'.on on the part of  the intended victim.  Occasionally even . someone  you know will write a cheque  on a non-existent or closed account. Even the slightest  doubt, phone your bank. The  genuine writer will take no  offence. He will more likely-  respect your caution.  ,11 this is not possible, or  you are unwilling to cause  possible offence, simply do  not accept cheques. This can  mean a saving to you, and pre-  Sea Scouts on  scrap metal drive  Wilson Creek. First Sea  Scouts working on their building fund, started collecting  old metal and metal scrap,  commencing March 12.'  The boys seek old engine  blocks, old batteries, old copper or aluminum, and will  work to get a full load gathered before it is shipped.  When the Scouts call, if  you have some item too heavy  for them, please phone Sechelt 78C, if in the Wilson  Creek area, or Sechelt 42H, if  in, the Sechelt area, and arrangements will be made for  it'.to be picked up. If the boys  do not manage tb call on you,  and you have an item of any  size; it would be of help if  either of the above numbers  could be phoned. Beer bottles  and similar items can be picked up.  Ki  iwanis  Hubert Evans of Roberts  Creek, well known writer  and author of Mist on the River, a very interesting book,  was guest speaker at the Kiwanis  meeting last Tuesday.  His talk was exceptionally  interesting and enjoyed by all.  Dr. McCoIl brought . along  some rare Indian curios which  were much admired.  vent someone vfrQhi committing not only that crime, but  others  like  it.  Always .scrutinize ..any  cheque carefully,:, noting���".'. not  only the amount, but the, date,  figures arid signature. People  often forget to complete a  cheque, particularly if written  during a business or other  conversation, and close inspection may save much delay.  V^wW^'   The work '  ^v< of mercy  never end*  ��*  GIVE  youR  SUPPORT  JOHN COLERIDGE  REALTY  Phone GIBSONS 37  CURVE  INN  SELMA PARK  Po s tp on ed  Elphinstone High School  Variety Night concert which  was to Have been held March 253  has been postponed until after Easter.  The new date will be announced later.  LADIES! Trim Your Own  EASTER BONNETS!  CHRIS teis New Style Hat Forms, Feathers,  Ftowersand Veiling:.     Gay Scafves and Corsages.  Lovely New, jewelry  Styled for Spring!  Long Necklaces, Sets,  Brooches/ Novelties  Beautiful Matched  Engagement Rings,  Wedding; Ring Sets  and Birthday Rings  Mill-Ends, Patterns  for Home Sewing  . & Home EcV Students.  Match your Threads  and Buttons Here  Repairs to All Types  of Jewelry & Watches  Quick Service, Reasonably  Priced '.;;y   ������.>���������������'������*  Christ  PHONE 96-K                                           SECHELT  M  UNION  RED &WHITE STORE  The Largest Food Store on the Peninsula  With Ihe Widest Variety  Phone Sechelt 18  FOR FREE DELIVERY  ^L*       GAY    :, .^  t NINETIES m  ��� .'���������;������������'������ ��� y y . ,.. ���    '��,   . V"  PEACHES; RED & WHITE, 15 oz. TINS -...   - 5 for 99c  CUT GREEN BEANS, NABOB, 15 oz. TINS  ,', 7 for 95o  PEAS, NO. 4's, NABOB 15 oz. TINS ......���......:....    6 for 95c  NABOB PORK and BEANS  -.-..-   . . - -   -... 9 for 99c  KADANA TEA BAGS, IftO's :..::::....,. 99c  WHOLE APRICOTS, BERRYLAND, 15 oz.  ...  6 for 97c  SLICED PINEAPPLE,  Q.T.F. 15 oz. TIN ..'.'.... 4 for 95c  PINEAPPLE uiuiCE, G.T.F. 20 oz, TINS   ...  . . 9 for 91c  TOMATO SOUP, CAMPBELL'S, 10 oz. TINS .... 7 for 91c  VEGETABLE SOUP, CAMPBELL'S, 10 oz ..7 for 91c  FARMER SAUSAGE, PLAIN OR BREADED ... 3 lbs. 95c  BURNS PICTURE PACK CAMPFIRE RINDLESS  SLICED SIDE BACON, PKTS.  2 for 59c  ONTARIO CHEDDAR CHEESE, MEDIUM ....... 2 lbs. 99c  KIPPERS    -. - -.-'-.:.:      :     4 lbs. 94c  WEINERS    -..  3 lbs. 99c  OLD CRACKER BARREL CHEESE  13 oz, 63c  BONELESS BLADE ROASTS, GR. A .....;.... lb. 55c  BOLOGNA     \ '.-��� -- lb. 27c A question period followed,  in the absence-of Mrs.  Whit-  ��� aker, : who wjaa :, - expected    tp.;  'refute the arguments: of both  Mr. McKibbin. and Mrs. Wort-  man.  Where to Eat  in  Gibsons  GOOD HOMEY MEALS  LUNCHES.���SNACKS  try the  FERRY CAFE  Theatre Bldg.,  Gibsons  Take Home an Order of Chips ,  Dr. Lowe,  Roberts Creek  Phonei20H2  3-HOUR DENTURE  REPAIRS  OPEN feVENINGS  Mr. Ritchey said' he was  taught by his father the use  of.,' a^hammer and saw, but  that few other children were,  and he felt that knowledge  of this nature from Industrial  Arts classes would be lost to  students if: they were in elementary, instead of highschools  and did not continue their  education.  Mr. Walker asked Mr. McKibbin whether the division  of students such as he suggested would not discriminate  against the non-academic student. Mr. McKibbin thought it  would not, since the knowledge they could gain was  more or less superficial, and  not definitely job training.  Mrs. Evans comented she  had taught in .high schools  where students from    elemen-  ture showed the average  cost    handle them. - ted on the fact much of    the  per student    was    $30.    Mrs. ,     Mr. Davies asked Mrs. Burns'   information being  sought   .by  Burns stated 512 students what was the annual school-  were now being transported. , ing cost per child in this dis-  This brought the figure to ap- trict. It was explained by Mrs.  proximately $70 per child. Burns that approximately  Mr. Ritchey described driv- .$319 was the cost in the Sech-  ing his child to schocl in the elt school district. Mr. Davies  Halfmoon Bay area,  and said said this was quite low,    and  he would pay twice as  much  to have it done for him.  Mrs. Day asked Mrs. Wort-  man if she had a figure on  the cost of students housed in  dormitories, and the maintenance of same. Mrs. Wortman  replied that she had not obtained these figures.  Mr. Davies asked Mrs. Wort-  man if she did not think it  would be appalling to have  more than  one class  in    one  . that in some areas it was    as  ; high as $1,000 per student.  Mrs. Walker asked about  individual transportation, feeling that normal travel to  work rarely coincided with  travel to school. Mrs. Wort-  said she was right.but felt  parents could still transport  their children as they once  did.      ,'���'._'  Mr. Jackson mentioned high  costs in Alberta,  due to    dif-  classroom    with    the    teacher    ferent weather conditions, and  Mrs.   Wortman  did  not  think    cited them as being part    of  tary schools were brought   to    so. Mrs Rankin, as the expert    the reason for establishing dor-  the central industrial arts and  domestic science classrooms  once a week, with' success.  Mr. Hunter thought people  would be glad to pay for transportation, even though it cost  twice as much. He asked what  the cost per student would be.  Mrs.  Workman's   over  all pie-  from  the staff stated   it    be-    mitory system there,  came a matter of planning to        Mr. Jackson also  commen-  SCOTTS SCRAP BOOK  By RX SOOT?  'GR0UNMJH&  Wanted  Standing  Timber  in lots of  Ten Thousand feet and up  WcMeUh payment  Sucre Saw Mill  j '���:>MrftWORSfIK5lC<-J��t'J'HLll'4.  ������:  1     V I iiAVt COMITMH *5R-K��H CouHIRllS.  groundling;  ���ikum   -HE of.  ���WIAfW.  Phone  GIBSONS 82K  Pot- ?oPCOM  COfrCfAtH MOREIN-RCtf  UKW_4ttAN96 P*A  CtHf. Of AU.- FOODS  i.l$<��P AS EPI8JLE  ���:.?���������������    ���  YES.    ;..'  the. questioners had already  been presented at the annual  and other school meetings, and  if the people had turned ' out  to those meeting as they had  to this one, they would already have the ^answers.  Mr. Peers felt the non-academic , student might miss  much that could be given under the present class division  set up through the Industrial  Arts.  Mrs. Glassford asked Mr.  McKibbin for further detail  on the class division as to  elementary and high school,  the more social side of school  life. Mr. McKibbin felt that  in many ways the Gr. VII  and VIII group were too  young both in years and outlook to be in the same division as many of the Gr. XII  students, particularly in the  matter of parties, playground  activities and the like.  Mr. Trueman thanked the  speakers and invited everyone  to have coffee, which was  served by Mrs* Evans and  her students.  jr jf    y .. rji ;|  >   _/jfi^^ 54UB_bRMK_SS iM-boHKiY-i _J3lj  CO���    ���    ALBANIAN RIPE.R.S SV��!K<}    /j?/^  -A-IR LESS IK A PEKDUUlMLlKTt   ^J*^  "KofJOK'^s Kf.l> 4tii AWiNtAL m.MoflOK.  <t&  ifH K��4 Fflfuft. Si*ia_jic **-> V'wlJ ���itf*"*******  ri.~t%  f;'CS  -LOST  ���I' A turquoise blue .budgie.  j'Mrs, Robert Laine' Box 113,  ;��� Gibsons, or phone   131M,  II WORK WANTED  t -  All kinds of knitting done;  ���:plain and Fairisle, from dress-  ;;es,  Indian  sweaters, down to  ������;bootees. Mrs. A. S. Winn, Gib-  ijsons,  116L.  Spray and brush    painting;  ;;also paperhanging., J. Me.lhus.  Phone   Gibsons   33.     y ^i>Mp  ����� . ', '    ���     ���' * ���,:.'���.''��� *���':>'��� ':    ���"'.���.".��� ,'ifT7-v  .       ������      11 ^ i i    i  ���,   .i ��� i'i . ���'    i     .     ii     i        ���.     i i  /    TYPING ��� will type letters,  ������ reports, documents, statements.  /Reasonable,   confidential.��    s.  ;Reid, phone Sechelt 30J Tues.  through Sat., 9-4.30..;"/'''.'/''tfn/  '   FOR RENT  Business premises at Union Store, formerly C & S  Sales. Apply Union Estates office, Sechelt, for information, tfn  Furnished home for rent.  Box 4Ia0,: Coast News. 12  FOR SALE (Continued)        ;���'  ���'. BUDGIES T~  AH Colors/Talking Strain  C. P. Ballentine  Phone Gibsons 127     tfn  Sell or swap for power  saw, 1939 Ford 2-ton van.  Phone Sechelt 5H2. tfn  ' \\yC"yyWQ^'yyy'-'  Alder or Fir  Also Slab Wood  /��� ���. ������SERViCB::TOEL^; :��� : .  '������\: yjg^yjaggidnt -."'���  Phone Gibsons 26W  FRESHTsGGSl (Graded and  candled daily. Bring your container; buy at wholesale. Also  vr, ,A: /gooct wayi:tQ. add .glamour ����� He*b Crouton* Staffing����� <<fctit  to many .roast meats, poultry Enough;i2    day void    enriched  and fish .is ,to,use,a,stu|fing.. ':bread. into one half inch dice  This is   usually-   based- on 'to make two and one half cups/  bread. If toasted, the stuffing Place in a pan;: add. 2 tbsp.' but-  will have a richer: taste, or the ter or margarine; brown in a  stuffing  itself  can  be, lightly -moderate;oven,    350 deg.    F.  sauteed after mixing.    Besides Stir occasionally,  adding flair to the food, a stuf- ;   Add 3/4 tsp. each salt    and  fing makes it go farther,; and monosodium glutamate, V* tsp.  so extends the: food-budget pepper,  IVz  tsp. poultry seas-  For each-pound of meat;i fish 'dning/ 1 tbsp. minced    onion,  or poultry, use one cup of-day- and 2 tbsp.    minced    parsley,  old bread crumbs. They should 'Stir in V_ c. hot wafer or milk  bevfirieand somewhat soft. and use as directed/  "It is a good  plan   to  vary Suggestion of the  Chef  the herbs used : in  -seasoning '   Sausage stuffing gives a fine  stuffings    madame,"     advised 'flavour to veal;    Make accor-  the chef.  "What is known as , ding to Madame Allen's    pre-  'poultry sfeasoning' is ah excel- ^ceding recipe,   but    add    one  dressed fowl year round.  Hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wyngaert Poultry Farm, 107H,  Gibsons.  INSURANCE  UNPAINTED FURNITURE  PAINT IT YOURSELF  300 Beautiful  Colors  .- to choose' from  C & S SALES, SECHELT-  A-got��d oil stove cheap. Mrs.  Harlow G. Smith, Read Road,  Gibson9. 12  ; Threeryear old Jersey cow,  easy milker and gentle. Owner leaving district. A good  buy. Stubbs, Gower Point Rd.  ;" ������������  '-������ '-..^y'y^y^- '   l��  Used ranges, electric, coal/Sc  wood, and oil. A good choice  at low prices. Parker's..' Hardware, S echelt. tfn   :-     ; -    ' ' ��� -; ���;���'"': '���'-.   -��� ���'��� ���'      Late    American      Chevrolet  Fast, accurate, : guaranteed ; Handiman. v Color metallic  watch repairs.; MarihewMert!s \mist grey. 7 whitewall tires, 2  Wear, Gibsons, y��� ;.:^ . ������      y: ytfn    new ��� Goodyear    Suburbanites.  Only 9000 miles    and   is    as  lent all-around herb mixture.  "But for stuffed lamb, shoulder, I prefer mint and a  little rpsmary; for-veal, a little  if garlic- and a little parsely or  i celery; for roast pork, ��age and  onion; and for fish stuffing I  like powdered dill. One-fourth  teaspoon   baking powder   stir.  quarter pound sausage meat.-  No one attends  first fire class  i  March 20, 1955 .  ANGLICAN  Fourth Sunday ih Lent  St.   Bartholomew's,   Gibsons  11.00  a.m.  Morning   Prayer  11.0  a.m.  Sunday School   .  St.  Hilda's  Church, . Sechelt  11 a.m. Sunday School  1.45 p.m. Evensong  Si. Aidan's, Roberts Creek  11 a.m. Sunday School  3.15 p.m. Evensong  Port Mellon Com. Church  7.30 p.m. Evensong  St. Mary's;- Pender  Harbour  ii:00 a.m. Holy Communion  UNITED  Gibsons  Sunday School, 9:45_ a.m.  Public Worship, 11:00 a/m."  Roberts Creek, 2 p.m.  ;.. Wilson Creelt ��.S., 11 a,m.   .:'.  "   Public Worship, 3.30 p~.m.  ���j;vifjyf;; ;yy Por*'- Mellon "fr'^yr. 'y'"  7:30 p.m; the IsK 2nd and 4th:  - -Sundays  ST. VINCENT'S V ���  Holy .Family, Sechelt,    9 a.m.  St. Mary's; Gibsons^; 10:30 a.m..  Port  Mellon,  first   Sunday-of  each month, at 11:35 a.m.  Madeira    Park,    last    Sunday-  each month 4:30  p.m. at  '���',Themut.'V       :' <\. '  PENTElCbSTAL  9:45 a.m. Sunday School  11:00 a.m. Devotional  7:30   p.m.   Evangelistic  Wednesday, .night  Prayer and  Bible Study  at  8 p.m. Friday night  Young  People "at  8  p.m.  a  BETHEL,   SECHELT  Sunday School 2 p.m.  Sunday Gospel 3 p.m.  Coast News Mar. 17, 1055 5  ilsoh Creek  BY MRS. D. ERICKSON  A quiet wedding took place  in Vancouver recently between Mrs. Carola Forst and-  Mr. Fred Utting. Both are former well known residents of  Wilson Creek and are residing  in the city for the present.  Mrs. Margaret Drew has returned home from St. Mary'is  Hospital and reports feeling  much better.  A capacity crowd enjoyed  the "Casey Night" last Saturday in the hall by the Ladies  Auxiliary of the Community  Club* and convened by Mrs. H.  Roberts.  Games included an indoor  target shoot, in charge of  George Kraft, English darts,  very popular with the ladies,  with C. Lucken and J. Browning assisting. Bingo was played by all, capably run by Mr.  and Mrs/ Jack Little/  After refreshments served  by the ladies a musical'/ program started with an. amusing  old time song;-and<-jokes . by  John Browning; his parody oit  the tune "The Road to Mahda-  lay" was hilarious.  . Irish songs were featured  by the ladies accompanied by *  Mrs. Hazel Evans ������;'pf:/ Selma  Park. ,-:.:'.  Mrs. D. Stock well and ��� Mrs.,  M. Aikeh  " sang,   two   ; lovely  duets. Mrs. Ev    Lucken    and  D. Stockwell's    solo   . numbers    ,  were  much   enjoyed.  Community singing followed  before the floor was    cleared  for dancing with. music    provided by-J. Macleod, C.  Luc-   ,  ken, violins;    Jack   Whitaker, ''  base and Mrs. H.' Evans, piano.  A  mystery prize draw    in   ���  charge of Mrs. B.    Reid    was���'������".���  won by Doug Oike.  As all proceeds    were    for  the VON it was  gratifying to   .'  see such a good crowd.    ..      7  Mrs. Roberts wishes to  thank all who assisted in any  way to the success of the evening. ������ '  - ���   t   ;  REFRIGERATION  SALES and SERVICED  * Commercis^v^sDOrhestiOT'  25 Years' Experience  A. IVL CAMPBEI_L  Sechelt 83'W     .'  JOHN j. DUNKIN  Doctor of Optometry  906  Birks  Building  VANCOUVER, B.C.  CHOPS'  RADIO  & APPLIANCES  REPAIRS  Fast Service, Reasonable Rates  ^   House Calls,  Pick-up and Delivery  Phone Gibsons 71  _&^r*fi_^_m��__^^r^^__t__i__^*fi_  THE DATE PAD  Ah attempt to hold the  first of a series of fire classes  red into each two cups of stuf- in. Sechelt with a travelling  fing wil make it lighter," V; instruction unit of the pfo-  "And . Chef" I said "I also vincial fire marshal's depart-  like sauteed chopped ^celery, ment did not meet with suc-  tomatoes and green, peppers in cess March 11. No one turned  meat or fish  stuffing.   And if    up at the    place    where  "the  ��� Fire, Auto, Liability. Prompt  courteous service. Totem Realty, Gibsons/ / y      : tfn  "GORDON AGENCIES  /Sechelt  ���'/   REAL ./ESTATE, y  ������ and/,. INSURANCE:/// ':/���,  Phone 53J.      E venin'gs./' and  holidays, S1H/  WATCH REPAIRS    'V        '  Watch: Repair: 'All types of  watches :and jewelry repaired.  Reliable, fast, efficient. Union,  General Store,   Sechelt,       tfn  SERVICES  ELECTR.C MOTOR REPAIRS  From Domestic -to- Industrial  All Electric Appliances  KURLUK   &   AYLWIN  Contracting   Co.  Ltd.  Sechelt: Phone  107  FOR SALE  Roberts Creek waterfront;  very attractive acre. Full price  only  $1650, Totem Realty.  new. Cost $3,700. For quick  sale. $2,200. W, Graham, Gibsons, Phone-ieo/^ ;      .-..������  Lot, in Gibsons; good building; site./Only; $350 on terms.  Totem Realty/  Jersey cow. Will freshen 1st  week of April.. Price $15.0.  Box 411, Coast News. 12  Gower Point Road, 5-room  housey acre land; full price  only $4950. Terms $950 down;  balance $45 month. Totem  Realty;  the amount of meat is small,  it will prove satisfying if chopped nuts are added."  Tomorrow's Dinner      >  French Onion Soup  Roast Stuffed Shoulder of Veal  Panroast Potatoes and Carrots  Waldorf' Salad  Gingerbread Squares.  .Coffee    Tea    Milk  '���: All .measurements are level.  Recipes proportiQned to serve  four to six.  Stuffed Shoulder of Veal:  Order a five or * six pound  shoulder of veal, bones removed. Rub inside and out  with a mixture of-one and cne  half tea'spoon each of salt,  garlic salti' thyme, and one half  teaspoon pepper.  Fill the opening with herb-  crouton stuffing. Tie firmly  with white ''string. Place on a  large .sheet of well-oiled aluminum foil; fold up envelope  fashion. ,  Place on a rack in a baking  pan; roast 30 minutes at 450  deg. F. Then reduce the heat  to 375 deg. F., and roast 20  min to the pound. Uncover the  last 30 minutes to brown.  meeting was to have been  held. Other meeting dates are  March 18 and 25, also April  14, 21 and 28.  There will also be classes  in Gibsons Mai'ch 23.and 30,  also April 19 and 26 and May  3. The first meeting was held  in Gibsons Wednesday night.  ; FIRE TRUCK  DONATIONS  Donations are continuing to  come into the fire department    .Halfmoon Bay    Aux  Mar. 17 ���- Gibsons United  Church Hall, United Church  WA holding St. Patrick's Tea  at 2.30 p.m.  Mar. 17��� WA Sechelt Br.  140, Shamrock Tea, Legion  Hall,  2.30-4 p.m.  March 17��� Gibsons St. Patricks Tea, United Church WA  Mar. 17 ��� Sechelt Legion  WA Branch 140 Shamrock  Tea,  Legion  Hall,  2.30  to 4.  Mar, 17 ��� Gibson Legion  Hall, general meeting. Howe  Sound and District Can. Legion No. 109, 8 p.m.  Mar. 17 ��� "Gibsons School  Hall, meeting.to discuss roads,  8 p.m.  Mar.   18 ��� Redrooffs   Hall,  to    St.  towards the purchase of a new  fire truck and the two latest  ones' are $10 from Mr. and  Mrs. E. Mathews, 5735 Mc-  Kinnon St., Vancouver and  $50 from Ed Ccnnor of Midway Grocery.  EASTER DANCE  At the School Hall, Saturday, April 9th. Another Kiwanis Dance: Your assurance  it will be of the very best.  Old ar.i modern dances, prizes,  diversion?.; every cent of proceeds to . Kiwanis Welfare  Fund. Used right here on our  Sunshine Coast. Tickets on  sale. Enjoy yourself���help a  good cause.  Mary's Hosp. sponsors Bingo  night, 8  p.m. Refreshments.  Mar. 18 ��� Whist Drive.  School Hall, good prizes, refreshments.  Mar. 20 ��� Poultry Club  meeting, Donald ' Ritchey's,  2.30 p.m.  March 21��� Gibsons Variety  Night in High School.  Mar. 22 ��� Gibsons,. United  Church Hall, Garden Club, 8  p.m. Flower lovers invited to  attend.  Mar. 23 ��� Gibsons. Elphinstone High School Variety  Night, 8 p.m.  Mar. 25 ��� Roberts Creek  Legion Hall, annual hall bd.  meeting, 8 p.m.  Mar. 26 ��� Roberts Creek  Community Hall, Talent Night  Finals.  Mar. 26 ��� Roberts Creek,  Community Hall. Talent night  finals.  Ap. 2 ���r Wilson Creek Community   Hall dance. (  April 9 ��� Gibsons School  Hall grand Easter dance by  Kiwanis Club, all proceeds for  Kiwanis Welfare Fund, every  cent spent on Sunshine' Coast  needs.,  Apr. 13 ��� Gib. Quarterly  meeting of St. Bartholomew's  WA, Parish Hall, 2 p.m.  April 13���Legion Hall, Roberts Creek, Legion LA bazaar  and sale of home cooking, 8  p.m.       ��� ....  April 19 ��� Roberts Creek  Legion Hall, 8 p.m. Improvement Association meeting.  April  29   ��� Roberts  Creek ���  sale of home cooking  and tea  by  WA  of United Church.    2  p.m.  This Week's Special ���Half  Moon Bay, good beach lot; it's  a bargain at $1650; another  good buy, 5 acres North Road,  $895.  Harold Wilson  operating  Totem   Realty  Phone   Gibsons   44  Evenings 95J 6 Coast News-Mar. 17, 1955  Roberts  Gre^kJT^Ientisb  A RUDDER   OF THE  DAY  ..The late Henry Ward Beech-  ex. said: "The first hour of the  day is its rudder." It was a  shrewd remark but we wculd  NALLEYS  POTATO  CHIPS  CtiAp&il  EsaIwi!  Business and  Professional  ACCOUNTING SERVICE  PENINSULA  ACCOUNTING SERVICE  All Types of Accounting  Problems Expertly Attended  Village Enterprises Bldg.  Sechelt  Office Open 9 a.m.���5 p.m.  Daily  Phone Sechelt 98J  P.O. Box 38. Gibsons  BICYCLES  SELMA CYCLE  Bicycles New & Reconditioned  Repairs to All Wheeled Goods  Saw Filing  Lawn Mowers Sharpened  Selma Park Phone 69M  WATCH FOR CHANGE  BUILDING SUPPLIES  GIBSONS  BUILDING    SUPPLIES  ^ LTD.  "WE   CARRY   THE   STOPK"  Phone Gibsons 53  BULLDOZING  TRACTOR WORK  Clearing. Grading, Excavating  ;   D4 ie D-6 Bulldozing  r Clearing Teeth  % '   A, E..Ritchey  -   j.      Phone Gibsons 8$  BtJILDING    BULLDOZING  i      CONTRACTING  Rah Vernon. R.R.   1,  Gibsons  Phone  26W  CLEANERS     ..���������"���    '  PENINSULA    CLEANERS  Cleaners  for  the   Sechelt  Peninsula        a  Phone:  Gibsons  100  ELECTRICAL  WORK  Home and Industrial Wiring -  Electrical  Heating  GIBSONS    ELECTRIC  Phone 130  Authorized  GE  Deale*  Radios, Appliances, TV Service  GIFT STORE  ���    Notions���Cards���Toys  Miscellaneous Gifts  THRIFTEE    STORES  Left of Post Office  Gibsons, B.C.  Headquarters For Wool  MACHINISTS  HILL'S   MACHINE    SHOP  Mobilized  Welding  Welding Anywhere ��� Anytime  Expert    Tradesmen  . Precision    Machinists  Phone 54 Residence 78  PLUMBING  MARSHALL'S  PLUMBING  HEATING &   SUPPLIES .  Phone Gibsons 64S, 104 or 33  RADIO "  RICHTER'S  RADIO ��� TV  SALES and SERVICE  Speedy, Guaranteed Work  SALES ON EASY TERMS  Phone SECHELT 25J  T   .  go further and say that' the  first few minutes are extremely, important and often decide  the kind of day we will have.  The old saying ' about getting  up on the wrong side, of the  bed is more than funny, it is  true. ���'  The old proverb, "Your  feet will follow your thoughts"  means that if you think about  a thing long enough, you will  likely do it. Thought precedes action. There is a remarkable verse in the Old  Testament, which reads: "I  know . . . the fruit of your  thoughts." Thoughts- are like  seeds which grow and develop  With the inevitable results in  action.  Long before I read that  brief sentence by Beecher, I  knew that in my own case,  the first- few minutes of the  day set a pattern and it was  like getting - started on a railway track. There is good* advice in    an    old    admonition:  "Start the day right."  .   .     *      *... * .,  Some maintain that you  cannot select your thoughts;  they will come in spite ��� of  your wishes. That is true only  to a limited extent. Life is  made up of habits, and there  are good habits that can be  built up until they are tenacious. People say bad habits  are hard to break, but good  habits  are even stronger.  You can select your thoughts  and the power to do this will  grow with custom. A lady began to work in a bank but  was obsessed with the fear  that someday she would fail  to detect counterfeit money.  She confided hertfears to the  manager. He said: "The first  time you handle spurious  money, a cold shiver will run  down your spine just as if  you had a cold shower on  your spine."  ; ^That manager mayc" 6r 'mays  : not have the right/idea, but  what I do believe is that by  the help of God, we can all  build up a thought life that  when negative thoughts beset  us��� fear, worry, envy, resentment, or any other; a  healthy mind will rise up and  resist them. ���������*���  Over the years I have  known a vast number of people; high minded and wholesome. It was as natural for  them to think good . thoughts .  as it is for an expert pianist,  or a first-class typist t0 strike  the right key. With them,  healthy, cheerful, thinking  had become a habit; strong  as steel.  I am not saying that such  people rise above all temptation; but what I do believe is  that evil���whatever form it  takes���has very little appeal  for them.  We all know that with a  rifle there is a distance within which a bullet is dangerous or deadly. But after that  point the bullets are harmless.  The dead point. of the bullet  has been reached; the shots  are harmless.  HARBOUR  BY STAN BOWDLER...y  At its regular meeting, the  executive of the Pender Harbour Community Club expressed its appreciation of  Olli Sladey's donation of the  gravel from his property" and  the services of his power shovel during the  recent fill-in of  the sports grounds. All those  who handled shovels were  also thanked for the fine community spirit demonstrated on  that occasion.  Pender Harbour Canadian  . Legion Post 112, at its regular meeting Friday, announced  that president Fred Clay don  and secretary Len Wray would:  attend the Provincial convention to be held in May at Kel-  owna. :  At- the Zone 'Meeting in Sechelt on March 20, the Legion  will. * be' represented' by president Fred Claydon, W Jack  Potts, Len Wray, Don Csunery  on and Bob. Cream. ,       / '  After the more serious business/of the evening, the com-,  rades enjoyed a / chicken1 fry/  with the chickens/supplied by  Comrade Jim Cameron. Two.  new members were introduced; Ren Northrup and Jim  Warnock.  To Diet and Clinton Anderson, a son, Martin Frank Anderson, at St./'Mary's Hospital  on Feb. 28/195(5. ;    Ty  There was a good turnout  at Friday night's badminton  games in the Community Hall  at Madeira Park. The Harbour  team defeated the Gibsons  team. The move to establish, a -  regular Peninsula League with  more interrciub visits is. being  enthusiastically .supported in  the Harbour and hopes are  high for the future in local  badminton circles. ,  To Arvida and Philip  Charles Nicholson, oh March  9 at St. Mary's Hospital, Pender Harbour, a sister to Robert. Drl Piayfair attended and  the baby weighed 8 lbs., -I1/*  ounces.'Mother and baby both ;  doing fine, and Philip, better  known as "Red" to his many  friends in the (Harbour has  been busy passing out cigars  this past week.  ��� ; ^Children/of Roberts/ Cree_.  and Gibsons, participating in  Talent Night . competition,  played to a capacity. house. at  ' Roberts Creek Friday.evening.  Mrs. J. Jack, president of the  Roberts Creek PTA, opened  with a few, words of welcome  and appreciation after which  Mr. A. Funnell took over as  Master  of  Ceremonies.  Judges were Mr. R. F. Dick  arid Mrs, D. C. Cameron of  Pender Harbour.  Those judged to enter the  finals to be held at Roberts  Creek on the 26th were Bud  White, piano; Irish Jig, preschool dance; instrumental,  trio, Bud White, pianist, Jeff  White, violin and Gerda Sherman, flute; Roberts Creek  School Junior Choir; St. Aid-  an's Church Senior Choir; Doll  snow  "and" "-Hugh V  '.    School under the direction  of  . Mrs.^prcharde.- Mrs./ D, Blake  r��_-,r._.   ^w/j-; ir ;A,      �������''���._���   '���':'-*- fr'directedythe - Choirs; accompan-  jJance    and -Hugh f.  Pettiser/ . < -v- *���������-.������--y .;.*.;   '�����.'        ,_  golo , ���-.;..   s   *    ied.on the. piano by Mrs.    G.  '   ������'������'���/'���"- ��� T'- .   ���:'."':���':'.       Reeves.''  Several dane_ numbers were rpu��� ���   ���������     _    *_,'�����'���_,���_'���  '.-���'.,���������"'��� The music .of .the    Roberts  enjoyed,     participants ;    being Greek Orchestra  was  enjoyed.  pupils of    Peninsula    Dancing during the intermission.   .  FURNITUHE  <: and S SALES, SERVICE  Agents  For  Propane Gas    *  Combination  Gas  Ranges  Sale?   and  Installations  Free Estimates  Electric and Gas Hot Plates  FURNITURE  LINOLEUMS  -' Phone 30S Sechelt  When people start the day  right, trusting in God and believing that He is with them,  they cannot go far wrong.  And that other attitude ' will  grow until one. is well nigh  invincible.  Do you remember that lovely prayer by Robert Louis  Stevenson: "The day returns  and-brings us the daily round  of irritating concerns and duties. Help us to perform them  with laughter and kind faces;  let cheerfulness abound with  industry. Help us to go blithely on our business all the day,  bring us to our resting beds  weary and content and undis-  honored, and grant us in the-  end the gift of sleep."  Our quotation is from Psalm  17:5���"I shall be satisfied,  when I awake in Thy likeness."  Roberts Greek  BY S." ANDERSON  Mrs.,Stone was guest of honour at a party given by members of the WA to St. Aidan's  Church at the home of Mrs. R.  Cummirig on the 7th. Mrs. H.  U. Oswald presented her with  a silver brooch set with sapphires in forget-me-not design. Some 25 members at-,  tended to wish her well in her  new home at Boundary Bay.  Roberts Creek School boys'  soccer game with Sechelt was  postponed Thursday because  of the weather. Last week  they played the Indian school  and tied three all.  . The United Church day of  prayer was observed with a  large- attendance. Miss* Harrold gave  the .address.  Are you making your    Red  Cross canvasser    happy?    She'  deserves the  best ������ and   the  most.  The Roberts Creek Hall is  undergoing a face-lifting with  the help of a hard working  Hall Board. Added t0 the fine  paint job in:the kitchen is an  oil stove replacing the old  wood burner, and a new hot  water tank. By the time the  Hall's 21st birthday rolls  around on May 24 it won't  know itself. All these repairs  and materials cost a great  deal even with the voluntary  labor supplied j so it is up to  the rest of us to patronize the  hall as much as possible.  LADIES' APPAREL  Apparel and accessories for  ladies accounted fcr more  than 28 percent of the $1 065,-  408,000 sales of Canadian department  stores  last year.  PRICE OF BACON  In 1953 the average price of  bacon and sides at meat packing plants reached a record  59.1 cents per pound, more  than three times the average  price cf 18.8 cents in 1939.  The bulk of the increase has  occurred since the war, the  1945 price averaging 23.5  cents per pound.  Robert Cphnel! buried  Joseph Conney, known to  hundreds of Pender Harbour  dwellers as the blacksmith of  Whiskey Slough,/ was /.buried  at Ocean View Burial Park on  March 9. The service was conducted : byvRev. G. Turpin,  D.D., and \ three of/ his former  comrades in/the Legion were  pallbearers; Fred-y/Claydbh,  Dan A: Macdonald and Jim  Cameron.  Joe Connell lived for some  years in the Harbour and  worked on fishing boats ' at  his trade. He moved to Vancouver several months ago  when his health began to/faiL  In addition to his activities in  the Legion, he was a member  of the OddfellOws Lodge. He  leaves a wife and family.  There are now about 24  telephones for every 100 persons in Canada, twice as  many as in 1939.,  COD FISHERMEN . ���.  MURDOCH'S  $��� are your  Best Buyers !  Call here for  Fishing- Gear  and Marine Needs ./' ���,  Groceries  Fresh Foods  MURDOCH'S  Marine supplies  Phone ltj  PENDER   HARBOUR  mans  can prove  ex|tensive...  Ever gone shopping and.left 'yojur dog  inside your car^confident of your ;best  friend's best behavior? Recently a  Vancouver resident returned -from a  store to find that Rover, in a fit of  frenzy, had ripped bis car's upholstery  to shreds. This meant costly repairs���  work he felt sure wasn't covered by  bis insurance.  He would have paid the bill himself but  for a chance meeting with bis insurance  agent, who told him: "Your policy, will,  pay for this damage because you  bought 'comprehensive' coverage".  Whether it's a simple routine matter  or a serious accident, you'll benefit from  the personal guidance and/assistance  . of your msuranceT agent. He's an  , independent businessman who. can  select the/-policies that s,uit you best���1  and he makes sure your claims aire  settled quickly and efficiently.  THE INSURANCE AGENTS'  ASSOCIATION  OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  Look 'for"this symbol  when  you  buy ���fire,  auto, or general  insuratice.  Her Favorite Birthday Gift*...  your LOIfi O.ST&NCE m//  Bargain rates apply after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday. Coast News Mar. 17, 1955 7  rrjt-TTTH.y^iiFWi+imw*-*  nyn-iei i  i  M  + ���;���  1  '^i*^  Mr. Trueman, chairman - of  the discussion, introduced the  speakers, N. R. McKibbin,  Gibsons businessman and parent, Mrs. D. Wortman of The  Coast News, Gibsons, and J.  W. L. Davies of West Vancou-  -ver, president of the B.C. Architectural Institute, and consulting architect for Burnaby  on the school program. He is  also consultant on school  buildings for the province.  Two experts answered technical questions. Mrs. Rankin,  vice-principal of the high  school,* and Mrs. Burns, secretary of the School Board.  ��� ������ t '.���'������ ���'���'���������' . *  Mrs.   Cherry    Whitaker.   of  Sechelt, was unable to attend        Frances  Hyland, above, Sas-  because of ilmess m the fam-    katchewan born    actres_ who  lly.  Mr.    McKibbin,    the      first  went to England to study (and  starred    in    several    London  speaker, who had been given . productions), then returned to  two topics for discussion, led Canada to take leading roles  off with the ,. proposal that in two of the piayS presented  standards required in' the >at the 195.4 Stratford Shake-  High  Schoo^; be.raised.    . speare  festival.  He felt that there should be Now    CBC   .listeners      and  a constant>. striving;; for im- viewers can. get to know her  proved standards of education" voice)f0r she is just beginning  as in every other    aspect    of what will be a bright    career  life. He was not in    favor   of ori, radio and. TV  She has~ had  . curtailing      school     facilities, major roles   on   radio's   CBC  merely to  cut costs,   but  that Wednesday    night,    and    GM  . economy should be    practised . Theatre. and Scope and   CBC  with improvement.  With raised standards, there  might come an increased incentive to achieve  ' there should be just one standard in schools, not two, and  that all students should be en-  television.  of academic   training    within  He   felt its own correlated unit. Grade  VIII    falls     into    the    group  where    uniform    courses      of  study  are  prescribed.  Only at  eouraged towards    their    best the "Grade IX level does    the  efforts  and    hot    have    their elective ^begin, with choice of  shortcomings stressed,  and  be subject bearing upon the ulti-  pointed  towards a    secondary mate aims of the student,  goal for -fear of failure. Many students who.   attend  With raised standards, some cnly for the .compulsory,   per-  studehts   may fail,  social pro- iod of schooling, to. their 16th  motions would be     abolished, . birthdays, usually leave short-  and the  teaching staff  would ly  after completing   Gr.  VIII. /  be free to devote .'their    ener- Those    who    have'    difficulty  gies towards    teaching    those with   the    academic    training  ���qualified to  remain and   take would be ready to transfer" to  advantage of that teaching. seme form  of trades training.  He  stressed the    fact    that It seems desirable, he    said,  many  schools and universities to  avoid  the  change  between  can no longer afford to.co.un- public and high school at the  tenance     incompetence      and. Junior  level,  because  of -  the  trifling among students. period   of    emotional    adjust-  Education,    Mr.     McKibbin ment often  attendant on adol-  said, was    the    discipline    of escence.  As   at present,     tl|ia  mind and   character,    through frequently is a /hindrance    to  study and  instruction,  and as effective senior    high    school  -the training of    mental    and work.   He felt that  both  stu-  moral  powers    either    by    a 'dents-and teachers in the sen-  study system of study and dis- . icr grades would be aided by.  cipline,   or by experience    of avoidance of   thei/-difficulties  life.    He thought that    discip- imposed by inclusion.'/ of    the  line, in the sense of self dis- Junior in the High schools,  cipline was to be emphasized. Mrs.  Wortman,    as    second  ;    For those    who    failed    to speaker, dealt first with    the  complete the academic, educa- This  pretty,-,;(rather' piquant  tion provided,    Mr.: McKibbin girl . who    seems     about    to  said,    there    was.    competent matter of   School . transporta-  skilled work, in which a con- tion, and developed the argu-  tented craftsman/was    a    far ment for  dispensing with    it;  better citizen   than  one   becu- since costs were rising, and if  pying  a  white-collarjob    to the  inclusibn    of    transporta-  which he was unsuited.  tion meant the curtailment of  He believed, every ppportu-.  ether more  valued facets     of  nity. for .training -should -/he V education.  available to. the non-academic She quoted the cost of trans-  groups, but that/ the- ipublicportation last year as $35,551.-  schools are rnot. the place for 55. She drew, attention to the  this training; It can be better fact that only the lowest ��� ten-  acquired, ih ���'specialized voca- ders were accepted by. the  tional schools, v commercial board, and that in/ view ;Of the ���  schools and apprenticeship- ever-increasing costs, / it ,could  training. Here too, they learn hot be expected y that lower"  that high standards of effi- tenders would ever be made,  ciency are necessary. Rather, with    increased .   use,  In the second proposal, due leeway and a  certain  amount  to   the;:   time-limits    imposed, Nof abuse, costs could be expec-  Mr.    McKibbin- dwelled    too ted "to rise, //--/yy/.:-������'^:'  briefly with the elimination of She gave figures illustrating ]'.  Junior High Schools,  and the the cost of a 'school    district  inclusion  of Grades VII    and owned  and operated  bus   sys-  VIII in\the elementary, schools, tern; and showed the mminium  He made three peints: It is cost of setting up such/a.sys;���  logical to complete each phase tem^ ^.^ this    area    would    be/  $104,000 ^ and that the annual  operating cost would. exceed  $39r000. Consequently this  was not a means of effecting  .   economy.  Mrs. Wortman then illustrated the probable developments within a district, should  it decide hot to have transportation, and thus effect a substantial saving.  Small areas outside walking distances prescribed by  the department of education-  ; would demand schools be  built in their areas. At minimum costs, comparable to the  standards earlier quoted on  transportation, Mrs. Wortman  explained that three new  schools could be built, staffed  ���. and operated, for the present  annual transportation costs, ;  and that following the first  year, with annual improvements, the district would be  saving more than half its present bus costs.  Students of high-school level  could, she went on, be transported by the parents to large  centers, or be accommodated  there, in dormitories. She  quoted the ' success with  which this system is beinjg/  met in Alberta, where it is  being experimented with in  certain; areas, to avoid the  heavy transportation costs.  Before  going into her    second  topic,    she    paused    and  asked     the    opinion    cf    the  chairman on a time extension. -  Mr. Trueman asked for;. audience opinion,    and    she    was  given approval.  , Mrs.  Wortman  then     spoke  on swing,  or double  shift,   in  the schools.  She  was  opposed  to  the'  system,    and    yuoted'  teacher,   student  and  parental  dissatisfaction with the scheme  in areas where it was in    effect as an emergency measure  until  buildings  could   be  con-/  structed to  accommodate ~   the"  increased school population.  She quoted the shoi'tened  school day, the pressure upon  both child and teacher, the  irregular hours, early starting  and late closing. Though costs  of building were temporarily  saved, tlie depreciation of existing buildings was greatly  accelerated. ��  Mrs. '���-��� Wortman explained  the lack of personal student  supervision, the impossibility  of activities such as glee  clubs, orchestras, dramatic  clubs or sports being held,  and compared the system to  that  of a factory.  She spoke of the breaking  of family unity, quoting the  effects, of part of the family  on the- eariy shift, and part  on the late One/In all ,she  felt, the swing 'shift system  was hot a measure to be instituted in Sechelt district as an  economy program.  , Mr. Davies, the architect  expressed the belief that stars*-  dards should be maintained,  and where possible improved.  He believed that present  school staffs were doi|g an excellent/ job, but again,; that  even this standard/ could be  raised. Every: teacher, Mr. Davies thought, should have at  least a university .training, to.  increase the standards, particularly ���.- in high schools,  where -riow y.-spme{ teachers  were employed /who/ had hot  university training. To do this,  he felt that teachers should be  paid  more, 'and  do   rpore.  ;In/   thinking    of  ^economy,  Mr.   Davies  reminded his   au-  This advertisement is not published or displayed by  luor Control Board or by the Government of British Co!umbi<  dience, the schools now were  expected to do many things  parnts and communities used  to do, such as teaching elements of handcrafts, home  economics, business ' ' funda-,  mentals, typing, etc.  If they, the parents, wished  to have these matters handled  through the schools, they must  expect to pay for them, and  they are costing more all the  time.  He described a new school  building recently completed,  housing gyms, industrial arts,  home economics, etc., in which  the teaching, or academic areas of the building occupied  but one third of the space.  He described the costliness  of such items as are required  for the home ec rooms,. sinks,  stoves, etc., and equipment for  industrial arts room also, as  amount of" actual skills that  compared with the eventual  are attained by the students.  He expressed the idea that  more money was constantly  being spent on these and allied subjects, both in their  housing and equipment, while  a sufficient amount was not  being spent on the academic  area of the schools..  Mr. Davies also mentioned  that, in his opinion, districts  should not build , as a part of  their schools, things like the  auditorium, or gym, mainly  for the use of the community,  and incorporate them in the  schools under the school  costs.  He thought it was fine to  have an auditorium such as  the one in which this meeting  was held, which the community should use. This remark  drew amused laughter from  the audience, to his surprise.  However, he felt, that if it  was built primarily for community use, it should be separate from the school:  SOLNIK SERVICE STATION  MARINE ENGINES, Inboard or Outboard  Overhauled and Repaired  GOODYEAR AND FIRESTONE TIRES  WELDING  GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS  Phone 4SC  Sechelt  ECONOMIZE ON ROOM SPACE IN YOUR HOME . .. WITH  IbisWfl it J^urselj/C'-  ;.*.' _�� J5 nihi. or less.  /_,0 -i\'-.v ���'������-���'���- ���-..;  3j^ Strong, silent;    ���   '\.  -: pn- durable, needs  ;   no niaintenaricd. '.  ���sjv Con be painted  or slip-covered  to Wend witH  any color scheme.  feMiM-��M��  ^���s,      ..-v.  Here's the smart -way to enlarge your home without  costly remodelling ..'. simply Install "Spacemaster"  folding doors and save valuable wall and floor space  that "door swing" steals. A lifetime "Spacemaster"  door adds distinctive beauty to any room, improves  heat and sound insulation, yet, including installation,  costs less than a plywood door!  Come in today for a free demonstration!  See Your Spacemaster Dealer Today  PARKERS HARDWARE, SECHEtT  rnodrr nf o td  !������?  *', /*, *<���  Gib.-np.s  Branch:  S.ihclt   Branch:  DOUGLAS  SMITH. Manager  RONALD   MINNION, Manager  Pun  :\ie!!-.jn  (SMh-A.^cnc-.) :  Op-:i /-tb ;j:k! 23"tl of each r.ior.th  no  o 8 Coast News Mar. 17, 1955  Tony Gargrave, 3VELA, has  approached the Department of  Public Works concerning ferry service to Bowen Island.  He. said in a recent letter to  Mr. Jones, Deputy Minister:  "I do really think that the  Bowen Island people are entitled to a substantial, all-  weather ferry equipped to  carry both automobiles and  passengers. Surely the Sannie  Transportation people can't  continue to operate these open  boats all year round and still  preserve their franchise.  Anything your department  can do to assist in this matter would be greatly appreciated."  The Bowen Island Property  Owners Association has been  pressing the department of  Public Works to obtain better  service from the Sannie Transportation Company, Union  Steamship subsidiary, to operate the ferries to Bowen Island.  See Our Choice of  BEST VALUES  For Your Garden  SOIL CONDITIONERS  ORGANIC FERTILIZERS  CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS  Both the Black Ball Ferry  Company and the Sannie  Transportation Company own  separate franchises for the  same area from the Provincial  government, one franchise . to  transport passengers and the  other to ^transport automobiles.       -fe.v :.  It is hoped that these two  companies can be brought together to give a new and better service to the island.  Garden Special  1 Rubber   tired   barrow  1 "Valley Gold" fertilizer  1 bamboo rake  Reg. all for $17.65  SPECIAL-$16.95'  COMPOST  ACCELERATORS  Sprays, Seeds, Transpanting  Delivery to all Points  and Plaining Aids  ���KMOWLfrSVp^HAft  PHONE 33  -HARDWARE-  LTD.  GIBSONS.  B.C.  Scouts hold  i meet  District Boy Scout officials  and leaders from all parts of  B.C. and Yukon will gather  in Vancouver on March 18-19  for the annual meeting of the  provincial .council of the Boy  Scouts association.  Presiding over the two-day  sessions will be provincial  council president E. E. Gregg,  general manager of Western  Plywood Co., Ltd. of Vancouver and Quesnel. At the annual  dinner on March 18, Lt. G'ov.  Col. Hon. Clarence Wallace,  C.B.E..will invest Scouts ��� and  volunteer Scouters with  awards for gallantry and service to the Scout movement  which were anounced by Gov.  Gen. Vincent Massey on Feb.  22 in his capacity as Chief  Scout for Canada.  Guest speaker at the dinner  will be Rhys Sale, president  of the Ford Motor Company  of Canada who is president of  the Canadian General Council  of the Boy Scouts Association  On Sat.. March 19, district  and. provincial Scout officials  will? attend a conference at the  Stanley Park sports pavilion.  Plans will also be laid for  the sending of B.C.'s contingent of several hundred scouts  and scouters to the Eighth  World Scout Jamboree at Nia-'  gara-on-the-Lake i n August.  The Jamboree, to be held in  Canada for the first time, is  expected to attract 10,000 Bey  Scouts and leaders from ail  nations 0f the world.  BY  CHUCK  TOMPKINS  There is a lot of talk among  the ball fans of the Peninsula  about players who desire    to:  play for a diffrent team than  they did last year.  The way this writer sees it  a player has the right to play  for any team he wants  to. If  a mah isn't satisfied or thinks  ..  he    is   not    getting    a    good  enough deal where he is, there;'y\  should   not    be    any    reasorl  against him signing with a dif-|  ferent club. There are rio cori-^  tracts except the' yearly ones,  and as yet there is no resident y  clause on the Peninsula.  If people are going to hoick."��..  the changing of teams against  the players then  the sense of,,  sportsmanship is dead. 'W$f  Another    issue    getting     a  great deal of attention is ,- thex  way that the  team should  be!  picked to go  into    the    B.G.I  playoffs.  To me there    is   only    one,  way, that is the team that is ;'���  leading the league on the date  Exceptional film  Some 75 persons attended ^a ������  showing of the moving picture  The Stones. Cry Out and  sawC  a picture of exceptional beau-1  ty. The film was shown in the  hall of Gibsons Memorial Uni--  ted Church. ly  The , picture, depicting  scenes of Biblical history, was  photographed by ' Dr. Irwin  Moon ��� of the Moody Institute  of Science.  set is the one to go to the  playoffs.  Otherwise there ��� is /nothing  to win by winning the league,  as the only trophy is the Os-  burr- trophy and with the four  way playoffs now in effect  the team in fourth place has  just as good a chance as the  team in first.  The way it is shaping up  this year the league will be  over by early August, so the  fans will miss out on a month  of ball, there will be no ball  in- the best weather month and  .the league will not make anywhere near the money it did  last year.    ;  None of this is up to me to  decide but the league execu>  tive should make sure the decision they make is the best  for everyone. Last year was  the first year and.good crowds  turn out to something newt  This year is the big test and  the fans should be considered  above everything else, .for  without fans the league will  die���and fast.  ?.?���  BOWLING NEWS  Ten Pin League: High three,  Dick Gray, 167, 190, 168���5*25.  High single, N. Hansen, 197.  Team high game, Crucils, 846.  Total pins, Crucils, 2,278.  Ladies' League: High three,  Lee Redman, 646. High single,  Eve  Moscrip,   241.   High  team    single,    Lucky Strikes,  9661 Total pins, Lucky Strikes'  2,438/   ��������� "':':yr-j %''.'-:y-'::y\  Gibsons Mixed: Men's high  three; Bill Swallow, 283, 185,  212���680. Men's high single,  Bill Swallow, -283; Women's  high three, Jo Davies, 220,  198, 261���679. Women's high  single, Jo Davies, 261. High  single game, Shell Oil, 990.  Total pins, Midway, 2,546.  Pender Harbour::,Men's high  three, RohVPockra^tg233, 196,  253���682. MenWiigh single,.  Ron Pockrant, 253/ Women's  high three; Shirley >Leavens,  220, 237, -221���678: Women's  high single, Shirley Leavens,  237. Team highysihgle game,  Happy Wanderers, 832. Total  pins, the Bums; 2,328-/ >  Port Mellbn: ; Men's high  three, Ernie Hume, 201, 221,  141���562. Men's high single,  Ted Hume, 242. Women's high  three, Forda Gajlier, 150, 197,  230���577. Women's high single, Helen .Clark, 241. Team  high single game, Shabooms,  869. Total pins, Lucky Five,  2,168.  Peninsula Commercial:  Men's high three, Don Caldwell, 246, 170, 206���622. Men's k  high single, Ben Bronstein,  290. Women's high three, Dorothy Smith, 202, 160, 306 -r  668. Women's high single,  Dorothy Smith, 306. Team  high single game, Penn. Bldg.,  936.    Team    total,    M &    W  Stores, 2,754.  Sporis Club: Men's high  three, L. Crucil, 123, 225, 27^  ���627. Men's high single, L.  Crucil, 279. - Women's high  three, Elsie Johnson, 139, 234,  223���596. Women's high single, Pearl McKenzie, 247.  Team high single game, Pinheads, 1,048. Total pins, Pinheads, 2,713.  Ball an/d Chain: Men's high  three, Les Chamberlin, 314,  214, 162���690. Men's high  single, Les Chamberlin, 314.  Women's high three, Kathy.  Coe, 187, 225, 157���563. Worn-y  en's high single, Lola Caldwell, 248. Total pins, Bea's....  Beavers, 2,705.  Owing to'.'.' an error <the    ref;-  suits of the - Westview vs. Se-f  chelt    tournament,     published  last week were incorrect. They'  should have read:    Westview,.  27,609;  Sechelt, 26,742.  EXPANSION PROGRAM  Another two - and - one - half  million dollar expansion program, which will include the-  addition of a' catalytic "reformer to the new Stanovan Refinery, was announced by Ry  D. Baker, President of Standard of B.C. Construction  plans call for completion in -  late 1955. It will increase the  daily throughput of Stanovan.  to 18,000 barrels daily.  LARGEST HOUSEHOLDS   5  The  average  size  of households  is larger in the eastern  provinces than  in    the    west/  Last year Newfoundland    led  with an average size    of    5.1  persons,  while British Columbia trailed with    an    average,  of 3.3.      Average sizes in the  other provinces:     New Brunswick, 4.6;  Quebec, 4.5; Prince  Edward Island, 4.4; Nova Sep- ;.  tia; 4.0; Ontario, 3.8; Saskatch-v'"  ewan,   3.7; .Manitoba,-i.3.6;:.':Al--:  berta, 3.6. , '_.  JUST  AR'RIVED!  THIS BEAUTIFUL  STROLLER  also Stroller Pumps  STRAPS & OXFORDS  Red, Black or Brown  $9.95  "So Soft, So Beautiful"  Also "HUSSY"  /    Loafers, Saddles  & Oxfords  TASSEL LA  SHOPPE  Phone SECHELT 29-J  fiS^-'fi^^T-*?j^^BSS?^":^t?3__B__^:^Tr^_  ��_3S^S5__i  FRIGIDAIRE  1954  MODELS    (NEW)  at  CLEARANCE PRICES  SPARTON  T-V & RADIO  17" SCREEN.  $259.95 & up  $309.95 & up  DUO THERM  OIL HEATERS  $84.95 up  also a new line  ROTARY  LAWN MOWERS  TOYS  A   Splendid  Line  DINKY TOYS  REVEL  PLASTIC   ASSEMBLY  KITS  GARDEN  NEEDS  SPRING SEEDS  FERTILIZERS  GARDEN TOOLS  All Sizes of  FLOWER POTS  UNADVERTfSED  SPECIALS  '       GALORE.  SALES  ��   ...  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