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 Provit-dlal Library >  ;Vi^to^ria:f  B.  C.  priorities to  besought  A meeting with municipal  councils of Gibsons and Sechelt  and the school board on May 2  or 8, for the. purpose of arranging a priority basis on major expenditures during the next few  years, has been proposed Iby  /Chairman Frank West of the  Regional District iboard of directors at its 7 Friday night  meeting last week.  In making the proposal Mr.  West explained that there appears to be aproximately four  million dollars worth of projects  invblrved and based on an assess  ment in the area of aibout $42,-  000,000, he wondered what sort  of troubles could arise if coordination of such presentations  could not be achieved.  Outlining projects ' he cited  the proposed hospital expansion,  new Schools for the area, Gibsons sewage proposal and Sechelt's water problem'and other  lesser items. His* proposal entailed /the setting up of priorities^so that the effect of them  would not be too heavy a strain  on the tax structure of the area.  7MrY West maintained there  was a great need for the setting  of priorities and he would like  to-hear what other elected representatives had in mind so that  the district could get the best  from the general situation. He  noped7 that the various elected  representatives wqidd|J be willing  to ;7_tiscuss~ their"problems with  frartknes$ so that; each could be  ofTassistancei;^ tJieether. Thece  "was ho useJri putting before the  public too much too quickly, resulting in defeat of referenda.  This would be bad for the area,  therefore he argued some form  of'priorities would help.  For  humans   we   don't  give a  ��� Ydam ���;���'.  We pay them to die in Vietnam;  But-a college to better  Our knowledge together  And gain peace through thinkers?  ��� NO MAM!  Educational advance finds us'������:"'  ' slow  -' ��� ���  But for  speed and a highway  we're go  A park and a school Y  Hinder Phil's rule  It's for the best public interest  we know.  Our taxes are extremely excessive  But we're not educationally progressive  The taxes we pay  Are all spent -���: hooray?  On superports. dams and bypasses. 77 ������ 7: ������'7';''  Alsgaard and the Wheeler com-  Vv    bined  They, a regional college defined  In tones loud and clear  They wooed your deaf ear  An open door for our kids undermined,  As your taxes are  on tne ascension.  Blame it not on your schooling  progression  The money's not lacking  Dams and ports get our backing.    .  And we'll build them says  P.M. WAC-ism.  ���Unlicensed Poet,   L.J.  <���' iiiiiiiuinuiiiHiiimmtimiumuunutmuiiMimmmmmmmiii  BABE RUTH PRACTICE  Babe Ruth League members  will hold a practice on Sunday  starting at 2 p.m. on the Elphinstone .school ground and a  good turnout is expected.  uuiiuiinniinmiimumwmimiuw'jfflunmimimimnnnura. i  SERVING   THE   GROWING   SUNSHINE   COAST  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Phone 886-2622  Volume 21  Number   14,   April   4,   1968  10c per copy  ���vs.  ���   < Sty* 'S> if <^<   *e **^??J-  GENTLE AS A Newfoundland puppy is  Skana, the Vancouver Public Aquarium's  3,500 pound killer whale. Harkening to her  trainer, Terry McLeod" s every command.  Skana carries out her daily antics which  last year drew more than 750,000 visitors  to the ultra modern aquatic paradise in  Vancouver's famous Stanley Park.  Gibsons sign may be moved  Gibsons Chamber of Commerce sign at the entrance to  the Langdale ferry slip will  most likely be moved to a more  advantageous' spot when the location* of" the new road is settled.' v'  This came up at Monday  night's dinner meeting of the  chamber at Cedars Inn under  the chairmanship of Ron Haig,  retiring president,-There-'were  35 members-present. * '"''   *<  Kay Butler, chairman of the  sign committee sought further  development on the present site  as laid down in the lease which  called for a fence being placed  so that the privacy of surrounding grounds would not be disturbed. ���   Y .  Mrs. Butler explained that  more money would be needed to  fix up the grounds to allow park  ing. Council chairman Fred  Feeney proposed a motion that  work on the site be deferred until such time as the location of  the bypass road is settled. The  present location of the sign  would be on the left side of the  area where the new road would  start at Langdale. This would  mean that traffic coming off  would not be able to cross to the  sign owing to down traffic to  the ferry slip.  Mr. Feeney offered the suggestion that the sign could eventually be moved to ah access  road off the highway into *Gib-  sons just as soon as itsu71oca-  tion could be settled. Y Y  Y A nominating;/ committee of  /Frank,; :,Daijgherty, Y Wji Sfci^nr  Wnght,7 CharlesMaridelkau;,and  Danny Wheeler will have a "new  slate of officers ready for. a sper  cial meeting set for April 22.  Chairman Haig congratulated  Mr. Feeney on the change" of  title for chairman and members  of council, when Municipal Act  amendments pass legislature.  Then the chairman can assume  the title of mayor and members  of council will be known as aldermen. ���>.;���'  The chamber supported a  Powell River letter which called  for hourly ferry service during  the summer and an improvement in the road situation on  the Sunshine coast. Other chambers in the area also offered  their support.  Council thinks  not  Strike bus service out  Regional District correspondence with the Public Utilities  Commission over the bus transportation stoppage during the  ferry strike revealed that the  PUC contended the bus company  could not maintain service during the strike.  Describing the event as an  act of God the PUC letter miain^  tained that owing to 7 highway  links being broken on the Sechelt Motor Transport, route  from Vancouver to Powell River it could not be expected to  maintain a service in this area.  At last Friday night's meeting the engineering firm Dayton  and Knight asked the board to  approach federal authorities to  speed up the placement of a  flow gauge on Chapman Creek  as it was. holding up their report on area watersheds. A copy  of the letter will be sent to Jack  Davis, M.P.  Highways Minister Gaglardi  by letter to Hon. Isabel Dawson  explained that the roads department could not take on the  job of constructing roads on Indian Reserves. If it did such  work for reserves it would not  be fair for the department to  help on reserves and leave private developers to do their own  road work.  R.   F.   Whittaker  desired  to  transfer a triangle of beach pro-.  perty at Davis Bay into the "tare  of   the   Regional   board1.   The  board decided it could not accept it because it had no Letters Patent under which it could  assume responsibility. The directors decided to get government officials to hold it in reserve until such time as the  board could legally take it over.  7 The brief from parents of  school children sent under the  name of Mrs. Gordon Taylor of  Port Mellon, was received by  the board and discussed. However the board decided it was  not their prerogative to endorse  or reject any brief that affected  any other elected body.  Following a period of silence  in memory of John Dunlop of  Egmont, a former director representing Pender Haibour area  on the Sunshine Coast Regional  board, Director Cliff Gilker suggested that a park in Pender  Harbour area should be named  after him. This was agreed to  and the proper government auth  orities will be approached on  the subject.  Chairman Frank West described Mr. Dunlop, who died March  20 in a Nanaimo hospital, as a  very good man, sincere in character ��� and a good friend. Mr.  Dunlop who bore a physical disability with considerable fortitude rarely missed a meeting of  the Regional board in spite of  the distance he had to travel.  His advice, invariably kindly,  was listened to with respect.  Y YG-bsonsi municipal couricil7at  ���K!^Tto^ay'Yri  notvin- accord with" vthe '���" school  bard's "arrangement for handling school traffic'at the elementary school.  A letter from thr. ooard explained that the North Road  gate had been closed during the  dismissal period so that youngsters would go to the highway  entrance and use crosswalks to  get oh the other side of School  road.  Chairman Fred Feeney was  of the opinion it would be safer  to allow the youngsters to use  the School road exit to get to  waiting cars more quickly. He  and other councillors felt that  streaming the traffic through  the highway entrance was creating a greater hazard not only  for the children.but for car  drivers as well. After argument the letter was ordered  filed.   7-:  When the tender for constructing three floats came up Jack  Huish of Gambier Island, the  only tender received, offered to  build the three floats for $295.  At the same time Councillor  Jerry Dixon announced that the  volunteer firemen were going  to pay for a fourth float. All  four will be used at the Municipal beach.  The Fall Fair' committee was  given a grant of $50 and Councillor Ken Crosby arranged that  he .would take under control an  exhibit which would show something of the progress that was  made or being considered by  council, in order to let residents  know more about what is going  on.  FLOWER SHOW  The Annual Flower Show committee of the Sechelt Garden  Club met last Monday night at  the home of Mr. G. Potts. Plans  were made for the spring show  to be held on Saturday, June 22  in St. Hilda's Hall.  The committee consists of  Mr. G. Potts, Mr. G. Hansen,  Mr. Steven Read, Mr. and Mrs.  Terry Aylwin, Mrs. Micky  Gregory, Mrs. Kay Lemieux,  Mrs. Marie Firth and Miss Faye  McPhedran. The stewards appointed for the show are Mrs.  Bea Chamberlain, and Mrs.  Thelma Aylwin. Publicity is in  the hands of Miss Faye McPhedran.  plan  The Sunshine Coast Regional  board of directors will confer  with other elected bodies in the  area before making up its mind  as   to,. what  attitude   it  should  take towards the proposed community council. The community  council proponents approached  the regional board to see whether it would be the host for a  meeting to decide whether such  a council should be for'med.  Representing, the community  council proposal at the meeting  were Budfl McKenzie, school  district special counsellor, cliff  Thorold, West Sechelt school  trustee, Gordon Hauka and Pat  Baker, members of the feasibility committee of the proposed  community  council   committee.  Board members question whether the proposed council was  not a duplication of the existing Arts Council human resources committee. Mr. McKenzie  was of the opinion that it would  be a co-ordinating body for all  organizations in the area.  After considerable discussion  during which board members  were quizzical about how the  council would operate and what  it would do, the board voted to  take the information it had received under advisement with  other elected 'bodies in the area.  The delegation informed the  board that the feasibility committee's job would be complete  when it reports back to it whatever action the regional council  planned to take.  Discussion also revealed that  members of the Regional board  were of the opinion the council  was planning a duplication of  the kind of operation now available to the area under the education department's adult education program.  The background for this community council) starts with the  school board educational meeting oh drop-outs which was attended by about 125 persons on  the evening of Nov. 27. At this  neeting a committee of 28 was  formed and later a smaller subv  committee to further the discussion in a general way. As a  result of a discussion at a  school board meeting with Mr.  Henry Rosenthal of UBC who  ^working on foundation project in the fields of rural educa-  t:on, the drop^t si_b-comimit-  tee veered into the larger concept of the community council.  Coast-Capilano for Trudeau  By   JACK  DAVIS,  M.P.  Here are the results of the  straw vote on the Liberal leadership race in Coast Capilano.  Nine, hundred questionnaires  were sent but to people living  oh the North Shore and up the  Sunshine Coast. The returns,  some of which are still coming  7m,vbreak down~rougb_y as ^follows: ��� ���"���'    -.. T-"*[ ":''y "'"'': ' "',';'���'  First choice: _rrudeau .2%,  Winters 20% and Martin 8%.  Second choice: . Winters 25%  Trudeau 15% and Sharp 13%.  Third choice: Kierans 18%,  Winters 15%  and Hellyer 12%.  Pierre Elliott Trudeau, obviously, is the favorite. The justice minister has a clear majority on the first ballot in Coast  Capilano. Bob Winters is second, his name appearing on  most ballots in one position or  another.  Paul Martin, the veteran external affairs minister, has  some ballot support, but his  name rarely appeared" as the  second or third choice. Finance  minister   Sharp,   on   the   other  hand,;received-honorable mention, on many,,re.urns although  only :2% picked; him as their  choice for jpriine minister.  There were some surprises in  reverse.   Despite  all  the  campaigning which has been done  locally 7 in support of Transport  ' IVIimster Paul Hellyer and C<m-  v7^nirer^:Ato^QMS^firV,^olii_';:  ���^Turneri���-^^.th^r:JOT(^���'lK)o^ly:^���in  the" Coast  Capilano  poll.  Both  got less  than  5%  of the first  choice ballots. And Paul Hellyer  was the only one that managed  to   top   10%   on   seconds   and  thirds.  So much for the straw vote  ... just before writing this col-.  umn I polled the Coast Capilano  delegates themselves ��� all of  the delegates from Deep Cove  in North Vancouver to Powell  River that is.  Here is how their thinking  went just before the planes took  off for Ottawa: Trudeau 9, Winters 8, Turner 5, and Hellyer 2.  I could not find any Martin  support or any first choices for  Sharp, Kierans, MacEachen or  Greene.  Start on homes closer  v Everything is shaping up for  an early start on the Ocean avenue property in Sechelt for the  new homes for senior citizens.  The architects, Underwood, Mc-  Kinley, Cameron, Wilson and  Smith are completing the final  details and will supervise the  work. The board of directors is  completing the detail for the  distribution of the splendid brochure and setting up the machinery for the campaign for  $35,000.  Every dollar which' is given  saves interest payment so it is  hoped that all citizens who live  on the Sunshine Coast will have  a share in something which is  valuable in the lives of those  vho will appreciate the gracious  living which will be offered. A  priority list will be established  for the ten homes which will be  built as the first unit.  Approval of a $53,500 federal  loan for a senior citizens' housing project in Sechelt, British  Columbia is announced by the  Hon. E. J. Benson, president  ter responsible to parliament  of the treasury board and minis-  for Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation.  Provided under the National  Housing act, the loan will be  made to the Sunshine Coast  Senior Citizens Housing society,  a non-profit corporation sponsored by a group of private  citizens. The loan is for a term  of   50   years   with   interest   at  6 7/8 percent.  The loan will assist in the  construction of two row-housing buildings providing accommodation for 20 elderly persons  in 10 one-bedroom self-cnntain-  ed units.  Fashion show  Spring Around the World is  the title of the parade of fashions which will be presented under the auspices of the Pender  Harbour Auxiliary to St. Mary's  Hospital and convened by Mrs.  Isobel Gooldrup, at Pender  Harbour Secondary School at 8  p,m, Tuesday, April 9.  On the following evening, April 10, the Port Mellon Auxiliary  producers of the show at both  places, will repeat the performance at 8 p.m., Port Mellon  Community Hall.  The fashion show which will  depict Spring Fashion highlights  around the world, is presented  in a running commentary by  Mrs. Margaret Christiansen. Entertainment will be provided by  accordionist Wolfgang Buckhom  solos by Mrs. Lucille Mueller,  with accompanist Mrs. Mae  Freer. Another feature will be  the appearance of two Picadilly  Circus flower girls, Liza and  Lizzie. Coast News, April 4, 1968.  Serving the Mt. Elphinstone district (population 6,000) of the  Sunshine Coast and the Sechelt Peninsula (population 3,000).  Phone 886-2622       P.O. Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  Published Thursdays at Gibsons, B.C. Authorized as second  class mail for payment of postage in cash, Post Office Department,  Ottawa. ' 7  Member Audit Bureau of Circulation, B.C. Weekly Newspapers  Advertising Bureau, Canadian Weekly Newspaper Association, B.C.  Weekly Newspapers Association.  Fred Cruice, Editor and Publisher.  Ed. Thomson, Advertising and Promotion Manager.  Subscription Rates: $3 per year, $1.75 for six months. United  States and foreign, $4.50 per year.  winmumunnnnn-ffl^  Priorities will help!  The Sunshine Coast area will surely welcome Regional District  board Chairman Frank West's suggestion made at Friday night's  meeting.  He proposes help for the taxpayer in view of the four or five  million dollar expenditure likely in the area over the next five  years. Such spending would involve increased hospital accommodation, more school rooms, a sewage system for Gibsons, water for  Sechelt and other possibilities.  ' Y If, these came before the voters at conflicting times it could  result in each being turned' down. So, Mr. West suggests a meeting of all elected officials in early May to discuss possible priorities  He will invite all elected officials to thresh out a co-ordinated  priority schedue which would give each organization knowledge  that it would not be in competition with someone else's vote for the  use of money. There is also a financing problem which could be  helped on a priority basis.  This is a sensible idea and sticks out in our maelstrom of troubles these days as a ray of hope that sanity will eventually prevail.  Now it can be told  In January of 1967 a Coast News editorial suggested that Sechelt's May Day ceremonies be allowed to maintain the rural atmosphere surrounding a May Queen. That editorial, in some quarters, raised such reaction that a few hot-under-the-coUar individuals informed certain Sechelt merchants that if they continued selling copies of the Coast News, they would lose the business of the  complainers.  It can. now ibe told that for a couple of weeks a few merchants  fearing consequences did stop sales of the Coast News. However  they forgot their fears eventually.  Recently a letter to Sechelt's municipal council from a Sechelt  resident offered constructive criticism such as making the May  Queen the chief event of the day and that concessions should not  be operating during the period of the May Queen ceremonies. To  this most Sechelt people and their friends from Pender Harbour,  Halfmoon Bay, Gibsons and other points, will agree.  Therefore a good many people would prefer to see the May  Queen really reign over a May Day celebration and not ibe regarded as something to be handled in a perfunctory manner.  Live and learn  Life, no matter how pushed around, has its brighter moments.  One recent issue of. this paper contained the remark that Gibsons  nuisance grounds would be opened to the public during the paint-  up, clean-up week.  A phone conversation by a reader resulted in his learning that  a nuisance ground in B.C. parlance is a garbage dump. He was so  elated over that knowledge that he said, '"Read the Coast News  and you learn something each week."  Thanks pardner!  Point of law  prairie  -      (JULES A. MAINIL)  Last fall Jean and I visited  my brother Hector and his wife  Emma, who live in Weyburn,  Saskatchewan. This is about my  brother Hector, and about the  manner of a man he is. Physically he is about Y five-seven,  heavy set, in his mid-fifties,-a  fine looking man. He is a successful farmer and business  man. He considers himself as  being tough, actually he has a  heart the size of a water melon  with all the generosity and hospitality found in' Prairie people.  This was a wonderful visit,  a magnificent visit, but there  were a few flies in the oint-  mentY Hector has a mild heart  condition, I, very high blood  pressure. Yet there was in  both of us a yearning to do  once again all the things that  two rascally brothers had done  some forty odd years before.  This is about one of the things  we tried to do.  We had not been in the house  an hour when Hector said "We  must     go     duck  shooting,   the  mallards      are     coming  down  from the North." I was somewhat  non-committal, -   knowing  full well that walking the fields  plus the excitement of shooting  would probably kill me deader  than a  doornail and leave him  stretched out with a heart  attack.   "Yes,"   said   Hector,   "I  got a bunch of shells the other  day and I've checked my pump  gun and I've still got the double  barrel that you used to like so  well." I thought to myself, he  will forget  about it;'' ���'��� it was I  who   was   forgetting   what  my  brother  was  like.   Oh  yes,   he  usually drives a big new car,  this year, a     monstrous     1967  Buick hardtop. This too is part  of the story; 7  * * *   <>.  The second day we were  there, at about three o'clock  in the afternoon Hector, said,  "We are going shooting at the  small lakes northeast of Fil-  more this evening, we might  as well get ready." We. walked  out of the living room, Jean  looking at me as if? to say  "This is probably the last time  I'll see him alive," and we  startea to get ready. Guns,  shells, shooting jackets, jug of  water, etc,etc. Suddenly I dug  in my heels. "Look, 1*11 , go  duck shooting with you but I  won't do any shooting and to  make sure that I don't, I won't  take a gun." It was an accept  able compromise.  Now back to the car. We left  the house sedately, very much  Mr. Mainil driving carefully on  the streets of his city. Not a  hundred feet beyond the city  . limits I notice that we appear  to be going fast I look down  at the speedometer, it registered 85 MPH. Hector was lighting a cigarette and pointing out  a new oil well. I was petrified.  I who have been so immoderate  in my day, have become very  moderate in my ideas of speed.  "For God's sake^ Hector, slow  down." He looked at me with  complete lack of understanding  and cut back to 75. This was  only the beginning, we were  on a first class paved highway.  After going about ten miles  east we turned north on a  gravelled road that appeared  about ten feet wide, and. that  fool brother of mine slowed to  70. :,.y"-y\        , ���  ������'.*' " * y-tf ������..,��� '777'   ��� ';���;  It was an unbelievably beautiful  prairie 7 late-afternoon,   one  minute I: was entranced by the  beauty, the next I was getting  ready to meet my Maker. After  about     30    miles of periodical  agony and joy we  got  to  the  lakes.     Hector     knew   exactly  where he was, he swung around  one   of  the little  lakes,   drove  through a stubble     field    and  parked the car in a heavy willow clump. "See that spot over  there," said Hector,  "that spot  with the few  stooks left  close  to the .small bushes, that's the  best place, it's less than a quarter of a mile away. We'll walk  slowly," said Hector out of con- .  sideration  for; tny; blood  pressure.   My, blood   pressure,  my  poor blood pressure. We walked quietly to the little bush and  sat down.  I wish I had the words to express the peace and the splendor of this situation. The  prairie sky was pink and rose  and red as only a prairie sky  can ever be. On the little lake  about a mile away the gossiping ducks and geese could be  heard. A 'hundred yards away .  a prairie chicken was gently  strumming its evening call and  on the nearby bushes the meadow larks, trilled their goodnight to the setting sun of that  day. Somehow, although a few  ducks were flying, we forgot  about them. We sat there com-  panionably, two older men saying little, enjoying the peace  and beauty of this our land.  The sun went down, dusk  came on and still we.sat, neither  of us wishing to break the peace  that held us. Hector casually  glanced at hisi watch, looked  availed and said too quietly,  "My God, Jules, we are supposed, to''be out for a steak  dinner how, I mean right now,  this minute. 7 Julesv the -women  will kill us." The; women, * his  wife, my wife,�� his "��� daughter,  his daughters-in-law, the friend  and hostess, in other words  (Continued on Page 7)  N.   Richard   McKibbin  A  PERSONAL  INSURANCE   SERVICE  'PHONE 886-2062 GIBSONS, B.C.  can you make sure your retirement years  will be sectire and independent? It's  simple when you plan it that way with a  Great-West retirement income policy.  Select the exact plan that's individually  tailored to your needs. Call:  For further  particulars  write to  BOX 600  GIBSONS  B.C.  Robert E. Lee  TH_  Great-West Life  ASSURANCE  COMPANY  MH  COAST NEWS  20 YEARS AGO  GENERIC  DRUGS ARE  OFTEN TOO CHEAP  Before t|iis "Miracle Drug Age," most prescription drugs were generic, which means that  they can be manufactured by any supplier. Different makes all, as a rule, have the same name.  But they accomplished less. We then had no  complicated hormones, antibiotics, or today's expensive researched drugs. The pharmaceutical  firms that discover new drugs, brand them with  their exclusive name and physicians prescribe  that name on their prescriptions. We have no  choice. We must dispense that exact brand. Only  if we are absolutely certain a generic product  equals the original we will dispense the lower  priced medicine.  Your doctor can phone na. when you need a'  medicine. We will constantly endeavor to keep  abreast of the expanding activities in the field  of pharmacy ��� in this pra of great change: We  pledge at all times to be in the position to offer the finest of pharmaceutical services.  KRUSE DRUG STORES LTD.  Rae W. Kruse  Pharmaceutical Chemists & Druggists  Sechelt Gibsons  885-2238 886-2234  Dependability��� Integrity��� Personal Service  By   a   Practicing lawyer  (Copyright applied for)  Many persons have enquired  as to the proper way for witnesses to address judges and  other judical officers.  The formal types of address  only apply in court but lawyers  and court officials also adopt  them within the court building  precincts. A magistrate (criminal, juvenile or civil court) is  addressed as Your Worship. A  county court or family court  judge is addressed as Your  Honor. Judges of the supreme  court of British Columbia and  the other higher courts are addressed  as  Your Lordship,  or  more.simply My Lord.  Justices of the peace are addressed as Your Worship. The  registrar of the court is addressed as Mr. Registrar.  None of these officials will  be at all strict about these  matters and a witness could  not go far wrong if he simply  addressed the judge concerned  as Sir.  A story has it that a witness  was testifying for the prosecution in the trial of an accused  charged with drunken driving  and stated that the accused ,was  as Drunk as a Judge. The trial  judge said rather sharply,  don't you mean Drunk as a  Lord? The reply: Yes, My Lord.  '^���a*  ^y ___. (hK( t  <H��ff &fzre��  C. McLean was elected president and J. Storey, vice-president ; of a Liberal association  at Roberts Creek.  Oollison's barber shop, Sechelt, advertised it would only  be opened evenings during the  week except Saturday due to  slackness af. business.  Pender Harbor Badminton  club journeyed to Halfmoon  Bay for a tourney there and  on returning home on Morsel,  Morsley No. 2, kept Skipper  Murdoch happy by singing all  the way.  Dr. H. F. Inglis was appointed Gibsons Landing Medical  Health Officer.  Harry Kennett announced  that Gibsons Landing Legion  branch was considering a,;new  Legion hall.  One hundred persons attended a farewell party for Mr. and  Mrs. Arthur Dingman who are  leaving Pender Harbor area.  10 YEARS AGO  Gibsons and Area Volunteer  firemen are searching the rural  area for a place to build a  firehall.  Gibsons council favored selling the old fire truck and ladder to the area firemen for  their  fire   department.  Fire caused a total of $100,-  000 damage to Seaside hotel at  Port Mellon. The fire was contained in the upper part of the  building but severe damage resulted to the ground, level section.  Sechelt Motor Transport started an extra weekend travel bus  to Vancouver Fridays and Sundays.  An added portion of the Wilson Creek Community hall was  officially opened at a function  by Sechelt's May Queen Judy  Braun.  H R  /-i r. h  STORE HOURS ��� 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ��� FRIDAY 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  0PBI All DAY WEDNESDAYS  SCHOOL  DISTRICT No. 46  (SECHELT)  Educational  TOPIC:  Future Educational Plans of School District  No. 46 (Sechelt)  CHAIRMAN:   Mr. Gordon Johnson. District Superintendent of Schools  PANEL:        Mrs. Sheila Kitson, School Board Trustee  Mr. W. S. Potter, Principal, Elphinstone Secondary School  Mr. Don Skelfon, Principal, Pender Harbour Secondary  School  Mr. W. Reid, Principal, Sechelt (Elementary School  DATES AND  PLACES:       April 8, 1968 ��� Sechelt Elementary ACTIVITY ROOM  TIME:  7:30 p.m. K &  & Auto Salvage  ROBERTS CREEK, B.C.  24-HOUR SERYICE  Phone 886-2810  ��iniiuuuiMMmuiiiitiiiraiiTPAutuiummuuiuuuuuniuniu'.i  SCOUTS NEED TOOLS  Gibsons Scouts are,in need  of hand tools required for various projects to be undertaken  this season. If you have any  spare tools ��� hammers, axes  or saws, also out door tools  around the house or shop your  generosity would be most appreciated. Would you please  leave at McPhedran Electric,  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre or  phone Mrs. Reid 886-2581.  umiHimmuumiimmiiiimmmiiuiitiuinnntiimmumnuHH. <  for artists    Books in library  Colorful New Spring Stock  Ladies' and Children's Wear  Choose from a Lovely Selection of  DRESSES��� SKIRTS ��� SUMS  LADIES BLOUSES  CHILDREN'S RAIN COATS ��� DRESSES and JACKETS  BOY'S STURDY JEANS  Color is the Keynote for your Easter Outfit at  The Toggery Shop  Cowrie Street, SECHELT -r- Ph. 8&5-20G3   Y  Shop&Saw  CAROUSEL OF VALUES  Check your copy of our 24-page  llluslrafed Flier  BARGAINS GALORE  including  GARDENING NEEDS  QUALITY PAINTS  AUTOMOTIVE  HOUSEWARES  SPORTING GOODS  POWER MOWERS  STANLEY TOOLS  FURNITURE  WHEEL GOODS  OUTDOOR PLAY  HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES  and Many Other Items  If You Do Not Have a Copy of  CARROUSEL OF VALUES  Pick one up at the Store  SPRING  SALE   CLOSES   SATURDAY,  APRIL  6  PARKER'S HARDWARE Ltd.  Cowrie Street, SECHELT,��� Ph. 885-2171  BEST STOCK ��� LOWEST PRICES  The Arts Council Gallery shop  committee is planning to open  a workshop for artists and  craftsmen. The facilities will be  available to groups or individuals who need room in which  to work. The committee pans to  acquire a kiln for the use of  potters. It also visualizes a variety of ways in which the original concept can be expanded to  meet the needs and interests of  the community.     ���  The former Sechelt library  building has been rented for this  experiment, made possible by  the co-operation of the hospital  auxiliaries and the 1968 grant  from the provincial Cultural  Fund.  The success of this venture  will  depend   upon  whether  the  ANDY XAPP  Wvyv v^^ **��"�� ��>^  SmJtuk-  workshop fills a community  need. Starting from scratch, the  committee would* appreciate donations of old tables; chairs, not  upholstered, and stools. Further  information can be obtained  from Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Crow-  ston, telephone 885-2080.  Until Easter the Gallery Shop  on Wharf Street in Sechelt will  feature paintings by Kay Wells  of Roberts Creek. There are always one or two of Kay's paintings on display and they are  greatly admired. The Gallery  comimittee is pleased to mount  another one man show of the  works of this local artist by popular' demand.  The committee is particularly  happy with Encouragement giv-  ^n to local artists by the increased interest shown by -the  community; In the past two  weeks seven paintings have  been bought iby local residents,  five of the pictures in Jo Mich-  e's   display   and   two -of   Kay  ���Weiisv '���;..;-������ >77;   \    ...: y v  On- Saturday, April 6, you can  meet Kay Wells at the Gallery  'r^tween 2, and 4 p.m. Coffee will  be served.  UIC problems  Q. "I put ina claim for Unemployment Insurance benefit,  and for the first week they  have not sent me my money.  What can I do? It is the first  time I am unemployed."  When you have a car accident, there is a certain, amount  deductible from claims and not  met under the insurance. It is  the same with unemployment  insurance. For the first week,  or wadting period, of your initial  claim no benefit is normally  payable. -IfN however you re-  qualify for continuing benefit on  a subsequent claim, the waiting  period is liable to  be  waived.  Q. "If I take my application  form .for Unemployment Insurance benefit to the local office  of the UIC instead. of. posting  it, can I get paid quicker?"  The answer is no. In fact the  new system under which application forms < are mailed was  J-designed to speed up operations  with modern computer methods.  Calling at the office would be  a waste of your time. Your  benefits will be sent to you by  mail in any case.  THE NEXT CROP  It is not true that good forestry requires a tree to be planted where every tree is cut  down. Young seedlings or trees  on the ground at the time of  cutting as well as trees which  develop from seed left on the  area or from surrounding standing trees look after reforesting a large part of cut over  land. The purpose of planting  is to fill in, when nature does  not provide enough of the right  kind  of young growth.  FASHION NEWS  Spring rainwear is blooming  forth in hiore sophisticated  styles and finishes than ever  before.  One of the smartest looks is  the cotton poplin raincape, often seen with matching water-  repellent skirt. Chic all-weather  suits and coats are practical  and comfortable. New, pretty,  body-conscious designs are  achieved through a fit-and-flare  silhouette. Bodices are smaller,  waistlines are emphasized and  skirts flare out. It's ,a whole  new concept of fashion ��� it's  a feminine look which no modern will be able to resist.  Making the news in improved  water-tshedding finishes are two  new types. One, designed to  keep you dry and comfortable  for hours in a hard rain, is  a miscroporbus waterproofing  process applied to the underside of cotton poplin rainwear.  Unlike most waterproof garments, those treated with this  new process are. "breathable"���  making the wearer more comfortable. Another new development is an improved silicone  finish used to make wash and  wear cottons water repellent.  All-weather coats with this  finish provide adequate protection in an average rainfall and  can be washed in the hottest  water again and again without  losing their water-repellent  qualities.  TASELLA SHOPPE  FOR YOUR YARDGOODS ��� Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-9331  D. G. DOUGLAS VARIETY & PAINTS  McCall's Patterns, Laces, Remnants __ Singer Supplies  Sunnycrest Plaza, Gibsons -��� Ph. 886-2615  HOWE SOUND 5, 10, 15 CENT STORE  For All Your SEWING NEEDS, SIMPLICITY PATTERNS  Gibsons ������ Ph. 886-9852  GIBSONS   NEW BOOKS  Adult Fiction  A Delivery of Furies by Victor Canning.  The House at Satan's Elbow  by John Dickson Carr.  The Amber Eyes by Frances  Crane.  Killing Time by Donald E.  Westlake.  Out from Tombstone by Albert Butler.        ���  The Reluctant Widow by  Georgette THeyer.  The Lockwood Concern by  John O'Hara.  Coast News, April 4, 1968.       3  Goat  Song  by  Fronk  Yerby.  Adult  Non-fiction  Memoirs 1925 - 1950 by George  F. Kennan.  CREDIT UNION OFFICE  SATURDAY 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  TUESDAY to FRIDAY  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  CREDIT UNION BLD.  Sechelt, B.C.  Ph. 885-9551  BuZZZZZZZZbllSy, busy, busy people find  FLORISTS fast In the YELLOW PAGES. Where your  fingers dp the walking.  What's new  about the new  20 hp Mercury  outboard?  To start with, the startup.  Now you can have your Merc 200 with or without an  electric key starter. It's still the world's top fishing outboard. This new 20 hp is ideal for use on large lakes  and impoundments ... has the power and speed to take  you out and bringyou home fast... yet it'll sit right down  arid troll slow enough for the most patient walleye fisherman. Like all fishing Mercs, the new 200 has shear-  proof drive, full gearshift, tilted powerhead, Jet-Prop  exhaust, rugged one-piece driveshaft housing and  smooth, angled leading edge .. . plus the full silencing  treatment. Whatever kind of fisherman you are, you'll  find the new Merc 200 fits the bill better than any other  outboard you can buy. See your Mercury dealer and get  all the details on the new Mercury line... including the  world's 4 best fishing outboards.  Mercury ...THE PAYOFF IS PERFORMANCE: 3.9,6,9.8,20, hp.  e  meffrufTv  _>  flRST IN MARINE PROPULSION  GILMORE'S VARIETY SHOP  SEWING NEEDS, BUTTERICK PATTERNS - Sechelt. Ph. 885-9343  Kiekhaefer Mercury of Canada, Ltd. Toronto. Subsidiary of Brunswick Corp.  Smi-ty's Boat Rentals and Marina  GIBSONS ��� Phone 886-7711 COAST NEWS WANT ADS  UP TO 3 p.m. TUESDAY  Phone  S86-Z.22  COMING EVENTS  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Wed.. Thurs. Fri., Apr; 3, 4, 5  DOCTOR IN  CLOVER  Sat.,  Mon., Tues. Apr.  6, 8,  9  Christopher Flummer in  TRIPLE CROSS  For complete program information pick up Twilight Herald  April 5: W.I. Spring Tea and  Bake Sale, W.I. Cottage, Friday  2 p._n.  April 5: Roberts Creek Legion  L.A. Bazaar and Tea, 2 p.m.,  Legion Hall.  April 19: Gibsons U.C.W. Thrift  Sale, 10 - 12 a.m., Christian Education Centre.  BIRTHS  GURNEY ��� To Jim and Phyllis on March 20, 1968, a daughter, Kathleen Marie, 6 lb., 2 oz.  KENDAIiL ��� Velma, Dick;  Anne and Ricky of Haney, B.C.  (formerly of Granthams Landing), proudly .announce the arrival home of, .their chosen  daughter and sister, Jennifer  Lynne. ���*��������  IN MEMORIAM  PUiUiMOE-RFELT ��� In loving  memory of Forde, a dear son  and brother. The eighth page in  the Book of Memories is gently  turned today.  Deeply missed by his family.  CARD OF THANKS  I wish to thank all my friends  for their cards, flowers' and visits while I was in hospital.  ���Phyllis Gurney.  SoristT  Flowers  and  Gifts  for all occasions  LissiLand Florists  Giibsons,   886-9345  Sechelt   8854455  HELP WANTED  FIRE INSURANCE  ���   "   .-'������    AGENT-/:-:-     ��� '���' ������     7  The Mutual Fire Insurance Com  pany of B.C. requires an agent,  to represent the company in the  Gibsons-Sechelt area. If you are  interested in spare time wore'  selling fire insurance or could  add our company to your present lines of insurance wmte to  P.O. Box 278, Postal Station A,  Vancouver, B.C.   WORK WANTED  Mature woman will baby sit  anytime, your home or mine.  Phone 886-2060. '  Tractor for rent, $15 a day,  (minimium $10) with driver $4  an hour. Plowing and discing.  Phone 886-7792.    -.7    .  Ceramic tile and mosaic, for  beauty and sanitation for bathrooms, showers, etc. Quarry  slate. Phone 886-2095.  NUTS & BOLTS   -. ,  LITTLE ENGINE REPAIRS  Ou-boards, power saws  -   Lawnmowers overhauled  Garden tools sharpened  TYPEWRITERS REPAIRED  Expert servicing typewriters,  adding machines, cash, regis**  ter combinations, all makes,  all work guaranteed, by G.  Pinkerton, formerly Acot  Business Machines and  Byrnes Typewriters.  Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  At head of wharf, under  Walt's and Earl's  Phone 886-2838  Repairs to all makes of radios,  TVs, Hi-Fis. Fast service, guaranteed satisfaction. Phone 886-  2469 day or night.   VICTOR A. DAOUST  PAINTER & DECORATOR  40 years experience  First class jobs, inside and out.  Phone 886-9652  For  your  painting,  interior  and exterior  , and paper hang-  ing,  phone  David  Nystrom,  886-7759.  Handyman, cabinet maker.  Saws and scissors sharpened,  reasonable. Phone Bill, 886-9902.  Professional painting, promptly.  Interior and exterior. Phone  886-2381.  LOST  Brown wallet and papers lost  at Wakefield March 23. Finder  please phone William Foster  collect at 266-0610. Reward.  4       Coast News, April 4, 1S68.  MISC. FOR SAII  SPRING PLANTING SEASON  Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Seeds,  Seed Potatoes, Spring Bulbs  Peat Moss, Fertilizers, Lime,  Sprays  Good selection at all times  WYNGAERT  ENTERPRISES  Gibsons, 886-9340  OUR PRICES ARE LOW  Miscellaneous household goods.  UNDER Giibsons Radio Cabs.  NUTS & BOLTS  LITTLE ENGINE .REPAIRS  New���Specially priced  1  Springbok boat,  9'3",      $190.  1 18" Lawnboy  (1967) $75  Open 9 a.'m. to 6 p4m.  At head of the wharf  under Walt's & Earl's  ,:. Phone 886-2838  Wringer washer in good condition. Best offer by Friday. Ph.  886-7484.         ���  Wringer-washer. Phone Saturday  886-9372. ' '  Fridge, good working order, $20  Phone 886-2524.  Duraware    special,    20    piece  luncheon sets, $7.25. Brand new  electric chord organ, half price.  Earl's in Gibsons  886-9600  Everbearing .strawberry plants.  Will trade for flowering shrubs  or 10c each. Phone 886-7478.  Manure, delivered. Phone 886-  2253.   Reconverted oil furnace, pipes,  ducts, control, 250 gal. tank. A  bargain. Phone 886-7477.  1 oil range, good condition, $20  Phone 886-9528. .  ���  JUST ARRIVED  Large  quantity fruit trees.  Make   your   selections   of   this  hard-to-get item while supply is  good.  GILKER'S NURSERIES  Reid Rd., Gibsons  Phone 886-2463  3 burner Olympic propane stove  with oven, 2 medium tanks fully equipped, for boat or house.  Phone 886-2513.  FULLER REPRESENTATIVE  886-2123       Used electric and gas ranges,  also oil ranges. C & S Sales. Ph.  $85-9713. Sechelt.  SUNSHINE COAST REAL ESTATE  SPORTING GOODS  Hardware and appliances  Where your dollar has more  cents  EARL'S IN GIBSONS  886-9600  Giod local nay for sale, $1 a  bale  delivered. Phone 946-6568.  See our large selection of wedding invitations and announcements at the Coast News  t  WAHTID  Cement mixer. Phone 885-2843.  Will  buy  patches   of   standing  timber. Phone 886-2459..  Wanted, Small "cat" exchange  for property. Ph. 886-2887.  BOATS FOR SALE  17 ft. cabin boat. Phone 885-2116  CARS. TRUCKS FOR SALE  '64 Mercury 16 ton, widebox,  6 ply tires, low mileage. Phone  886-2880.    ���    '65 Sunbeam Alpine. May be  seen at Sunshine Coast Service.  Wilson Creek. ���   1963 Rambler ranch wagon, radio and good tires. Will take a  trade. 886-9686.   ANNOUNCEMENTS  My tractor is not available for  hire. George Charman, Gibsons.  For membership of explosive re  quirements contact Wiljo Wiren  selling agent, Howe Sound  Farmers Institute, Reed Road,  Gibsons, 886-2014. Stumping or  ditching powder, dynamite, electric or regular caps, pnma-  cord, etc.  -   Alcoholics Anonymous, Post Of^  /ice Box '294, Sechelt. Phone  886-9876.   COMPRESSED AIR  SERVICE FOR  Skindivers' and Firemen's  air tanks  SKINDIVERS AVAILABLE  FOR SALVAGE WORK  MARINE ACCESSORIES  Paint, fibreglass, rope, canvas,  boat hardware  Gibsons, 886-9303  WALT NYGREN  SALES  LTD.  Gibsons ��� Just; over one year  old. Compact 3 bedroom home  on level view lot. Convenient to  village shopping and beach.  Good buy at $10,975 ��� Some.  terms.  Ideal retirement ��� attractive  and well built single bedroom  home on level lot. Close to village. Private patio. Garage.  Small green house, nice garden;  $9,500.  5 ACRES, about 4 cleared.  Secluded area ��� only short distance to Gibsons. Plus ��� Charm  ing bungalow. Spacious, panelled living room with Arizona  stone fireplace and planter.  Sundeck, attached carport. Realistically priced at $13;500 ���  terms. ...   ' \    '  12 ACRES near Roberts Creek  Southerly slope. Frontage on  paved '/road.;. ���':  Granthams-��� Comfortable living and revenue. Well planned  fully modern four roomed home  on view lot. Fireplace* w/w carpets, automatic furnace. High,  bright' basement with spacious  . self-contained suite. Fireplace.  A-l for $17,500 ��� terms.  SECHELT AGENCIES LTD.  Realty & insurance   ^  Gibsons  Call C. R. Gathercole  Office 886-7015        Res. 886-2785  Member of the Multiple Listing  Service of Vancouver Real  Estate Board .  ANNOUNCEMENTS (Cont'd)  PEDICURIST  Mrs. F. E. Campbell  Selma Park, on bus stop  885-9778      ���'  Evenings by. appointment ,  For comoletp information on  Marine, Industrial and Liability  insurance: claims and adjustments, contact. Captain W. Y,  Higgs, Marine Consultant, Box  339, Gibsons: Phones 886-9546,  and 885-9425. .    .        .  ENTERTAINMENT  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Wed., Thurs. Fri., Apr. 3, 4, 5  DOCTOR IN  CLOVER  Sat., Mon., Tues.; Apr. 6, 8, 9  Christopher Flummer in > >  TRIPLE CROSS  For complete program information pick up Twilight Herald  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  Mrs. Fisher's Delicatessen and  Home Baking. Priced for tjuick  sale on account of health. $3500  cash or $3900 on terms. Phone  88&-7414 or 886-9661.  FUELT  Alder, stove and fireplace v ood  Tor  sale.. Phone  886-9861.  FOR KBIT ~  Waterfront suite, off the highway, 3 rooms, large sunporch,  oil stove, suitable for elderly  or quiet couple. Phone 886-2729  after 6 p.im.      ���      ,.  ��� ������  2 room furnished heated bachelor suite, waterfront, Granthams  Phone 886-2555.   41 ft. house trailer, 1 bedroom.  Phone 886-2762 after 5 p.m.  BEST ACCOMMODATION  IN GIBSONS  MAPLE CRESCENT  NEW DELUXE APARTMENT  3 bedroom apartments vacant  now. FREE heat, i washing  facilities, drapes, blinds, parking, water, garbage collection. Colored appliances and  plumbing. Luxury living at low  cost.  Phone 886-7049  WANTED TO RENT  4 room cottage. Must have stove  and fridge. Willing to take 6 mo.  lease. Prefer Gower Point or  Roberts Creek. 885-9609.  PROPERTY FOR SALE  41 ft. house trailer, 1 bedroom,  price $2250. Phone 886-2762 after 5 p.m.  SPECIAL ~  Revenue duplex on choice waterfront lot, near Gibsons. Requires $6500 to handle. R. W.  Vernon, 886-2887.  ~" GOWER POINT  WATERFRONT  SEMI-WATERFRONT  VIEW LOTS  ACREAGE  R. W. VERNON, 886-2887  CONSTRUCTION  Gibsons ��� Large fully serviced  lot with commanding view.  Ideal   permanent   homesite.  '..   Full price $4,500.  Waterfront lot with 200 feet  7 waterfrontage and exceptional view. Fully serviced  in new home area. Full  price $5,750.  Spacious, modern 3 bedroom  home with 2 extra finished  bedrooms in full basement.  Wall to wall in 15 x 21 living room. Large bright cabinet, electric kitchen with  adjoining utility room. 4  piece colored Pembroke  bathroom. Auto-oil, hot water heating. Matching carport. Full price $19,750.  Terms.  Roberts Creek���-4.8 acres nicely treed view property with  frontage on 2 roads. Perfect  for low cost subdivision.  Full price" $3,500. Easy  terms. ������:,.'.  Pender Harbour ��� Waterfront  Large fully ^serviced lots  with excellent year-round  moorage in sheltered bay.  Water piped to each lot;  easy access off paved highway. Priced from $5,500.  Semi-waterfront ��� Large  lots, $1,400. Easy termsi  Sakinaw Lake ��� Your choice of  .four highly desirable waterfront lots in this picturesque  6^_s mile lake just 3 hours  from Vancouver. Lots average 80. feet on lake by 170  feet. Excellent fishing and  water sports. Priced from  $4,250 to $4,500. Terms.  For these and other choice  properties on: the Sunshine  Coast, contact Frank Lewis  or Morton Mackay at Gibsons office, 886-9900.  FINLAY REALTY LTD.  '-.: Gibsons and Burquitlam  3 bedrooms, open kitchen-din-  iner-living area, on level lot in  Village, some finishing required.  $13,000 F.P., terms.  Lovely. 2 bedroom home on  large lot, private water- supply, carport, fireplace, only  $3200 down. >  MEMBER  VANCOUVER  REAL ESTATE BOARD  MULTIPLE LISTING  SERVICE  68' WFT ��� 2 bedrooms, kitchen  L.R. and cabin, fully furnished  $14,500. Terms.  Near new Post and Beam,  (basement home. Designed for  relaxed living. Six spacious  rooms. Dble plumbed, unsurpassed view. Close beach, attractive terms on $22,500.  K. Butler, 886-2000  Ron McSavaney, 886-9656  K. BUTLER REALTY  & Insurance  Gibsons. B.C.  Phone 886-2000 .   UNDERWRITING LIFE  & MORTGAGE INSURANCE  Representing  MONTREAL,  LIFE INSURANCE*Co.  >   ��� -  DIAL 886-2481 ~  Roberts Creek ������' exclusive,  beautifully landscaped 75 feet  waterfront. 2* bedroom home.  Full concrete basement, auto-  oil furnace. Excellent garden  and fruit trees. Close to store,  school and Post Office. Full  Price $23,500.  Gibsons: 2 level lots on North  Road. Comer property, Small  building.  Full price $4500.  Gibsons ��� Fine view on Sargent road. Only $2400, easy  terms.  Gibsons ��� 2 acres in village.  Large old home, excellent view  Close to stores, schools. Ideal  for subdivision. Full price $20,-  000.  DIAL 886-2481  CHARLES ENGLISH Ltd.  Real Estate and Insurance  Richard F. Kennett,  Notary Public  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  GIBSONS.  B.C.  Ph.   886-2481  EWART McMYNN  REALTY & INSURANCE  NOTARY PUBLIC  MEMBER:  MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  Phone 886-2248  Large tract in Gibsons village  suitable for commercial/apartment or subdivision for residential development. Two livable  homes. Details available. Full  price $21,500.  % acre field, level, on highway, water available.  $2,500.  Large Gibsons lot, 60' x 225'  close to good beach, Franklin  area. $2,300.  Large view lots, new subdiv.  70- x 140' $1,950 each.  Bright _Mbedr_n country home  view living rm., A/oil furnace,  car port, on % acre lot, blacktop road, close to beach and to  village. $3,000 down on $8,500  full price.  Redrooffs Road: Big 4-bed-  room home, on double view lot,  Deck, large rec. rm., big living  room with fireplace, tomorrow's  own kitchen, double garage.  $26,500 with $15,000 down.  E. McMynn        886-2500  Do Wortman      886-2393  .^J.   Warn 886-2681  Box 238, Gibsons, B.C.  RESPONSE  GOOD  Mrs. Helga Connor and Mrs.  Mollie Almond, Brown Owl and  Tawny Owl of the Roberts Creek  Brownies, were pleased with the  response to the appeal for uniforms for the girls last month.  However, they., are still short  and many of the 20 little girls  are without uniforms.  Uniforms are part of the fun  and importance of being Brownies. If there are any around,  outgrown or discarded, please  may they be donated to this  group? They meet on Monday  after school at St. Aidan's Parish Hall.  College plan  The district school board has  decided to drop entirely any  further association with the Regional College organizatipn. This  action was taken by the board  following an earlier decision  that it would keep the door ajar.  Students desiring to use the  college will do so entirely on  their own. !  To clear up misconceptions as  to what will happen to the money placed in the school budget  for the Regional College and  not used for that purpose, the  following outline of the situation was made by Don. Douglas  .chairman of the district school  board.  . The sum-.of $16,937 was put in  this yearns budget for Regional  College "purposes. Expenses to  date which will include the plebiscite turned down by a public  vote and other lesser costs have  not been completely estimated.  However there will be a good  sum left over.  What happens to this money?  It is left in the budget and will  not be used in any other way.  The board does not have in  its keeping the entire budget  sum at any time during the year  and draws only such sums  through its banking account that  are required for immediate use.  Therefore the surplus resulting  from the non-use of the Regional College funds will at no time  become a liability in the operations of the board. The sum of  money allotted for this purpose  will be figures on. a piece of  paper, except for the actual  amount spent until the time the  plebiscite was defeated.  EdSiBF ,s P* around the corner  To Look Your Prettiest . : .  We have just the right Perm  and   Hairstyle   for   you  Color and Cuts v  Gibson Girl Beauty Salon  GIBSONS VILLAGE���Ph. SS6-2120 (on Water Front).  Treat Yourself to a Glamorous Wiglet ��� A must for  Today's Hairstyle  From Sechelt and Gibsons  to Downtown Vancouver  (BAYSHORE INN)  REGULAR  SERYICE  each  Children 2 to 12 years Yt tare  For other connecting Services, Flight Times,  Special Charters call���  .  TYEE AIRWAYS LTD.  Wharf Road, Porpoise Bay, Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2214  Toll Free from Vancouver 685-4922  Everything tor your  building needs  GULF BUILDING S   PPLIES  Sechelt. Phone 885-2283  Gibsons   waterfront  lots   available. Phone 886-2466.  One   semi-waterfront  lot,   Hopkins Landing. Phone 886-2466  TV TROUBLES?  Can't Get Service?  Call BILL'S RADIO & TELEVISION  for Prompl Courteous Service al Your Home,  or bring your set in fo Our Shop af 1239 Wells  Lane (in fhe Bay, af the Fbof of fhe Bluffs)  OUR RATES ARE REASONABLE  For SERYICE Phone 886-2469 anytime  We're Always Ready fo Serve You Coast News, April 4, 1968.       5  Members of Mount Elphinstone Chapter DeMolay ���hosted  a Vancouver and district DeMolay association workshop attended by 125 members and"  their advisors including a group  of 20 from' Washington state at  a weekend conclave, Saturday  and Sunday at YM'CA Camp Elphinstone.  Gordon Hauka, master councillor of the local chapter welcomed they second year of the  workshop in this area and promised a good turnout of Canadian members to ��� the August  Western  Washington gathering.  Ken F. Sewell, executive secretary of the Vancouver district  representing Gordon F. Grant,  executive district ofificer, Vancouver area,' spoke on membership; John Parrot, master councillor, Point Grey Chapter on  the importance of committee  work. Ron Ostic was a guest  lecturer from Seattle and Colin  Campbell, provincial Dad spoke  on the need of closer communication between the chapter and  the advisory group.  A special invitation to relatives and friend's of the local  chapter and the public generally to attend the ceremonial installation of officers Saturday  at 8 p.m. in the Masonic Hall,  Roberts Creek.       Y   7  -  With a New Look!  for thai EAST��|MUIT completely washable $29.95  A dressy all-weather coal for those spring showers  and of course those fabulous FORTREL DRESSES  that take you anywhere ��� sizes 8 - 20 from $19.95  Many other lovely spring items arid accessories  Complete Selection of Sportswear  HELEN'S FASHION SHOP  1538 Marine Drive, GIBSONS ��� Ph. 886-9941  We have Gifts  suitable for every  member of the  Easter Novelties - Easter Cards  STATIONERY ��� SCHOOL SUPPLE ��� CREPE PAPER  CONSTRUCTION PAPER  GIVING CARDS FOR ALL OCCASIONS  7.   LADIES  FLOPPY  HATS��� all colors  You Can   be   Sure   of  Getting   it  at  GILMORE'S VARIETYSHOP  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885*9343  NO SNOW FELL IN [84ARCH  (By R, F. flKENNETT)  Prewer's boys recall  days of Prewer help  Vince Prewer's chiokensf.came  home to roost at the Cedars Inn  Friday evening when a group  of 50 young men, one time just-  out-of-their-teens so called hell  ers around the community and  businessmen held a dinner and  presentation to honor the man  who operated Vince's store, for  the past 15 years and who had  done so much for the younger  fellows.  Bernie Mulligan and a few of  the old gang, now grown up and  holding responsible jobs, married1 with" families and respected  members of the-community, decided it was time to do something for Vince in acknowledgement of a heaped-up debt of  gratitude. 7  The call went out and, Vince  without the slightest inkling of  the dinner to which he had been  invited, found himself escorted  to the head table as guest of;  honor.  Gordon Plows in making the-  thank-you si>eech, asked Vince  to look around the room on a  group of people with a single  purpose, to honor him on the  occasion of his retirement.  Vince's store and the man who  ran it will always be remembered with gratitude by this  group and the community of  Gibsons, he said. Vince, a successful proprietor of a store in  this area, has over the 15 or so  years since he came to Gibsons  from Port Mellon, proved himself to be an honored and well  respected citizen.  Speakers recalled that Vince  was always there when needed.  Many times he opened his store  to the boys on their way to  logging camp on short notice,  at night, Sundays or holidays.  Vince would open up, give what  was needed, :often on credit and  sometimes even be hit for a loan  for plane fare. As a matter of  fact his concern for the' boys  would include on a number of  occasions a trip tip the hill to  bail somebody out!  "Vince, we would like you to  know, all of us,. when I say  Thanks, we wish you a happy  and well deserved retirement  and hope you continue to live in  and here are  delightful Spring  Fashions for your  asfer outfit  Choose from our Wide Selection of Colorful  ���   Spring and All-Weather COATS ��� SUITS ��� DRESSES  SKIRTS ��� SLIMS ��� KNITWEAR  HANDBAGS and HATS to Complement Your Outfit  H.^ BISHOP LADIES' WEAR  Ladies'Wear is our ONLY Business  ..... Cowrie St., SECHELT ��� One Location Only ��� Ph. 885-2002  Gibsons for a long, long time  and remain our friend," Gordon  said. j  In making, the presentation, a  delightful color cartoon, the  work of artist-poet Pete Trower,  Gordon added: "I would like to  present this small gift to you  as a memento of our apprecia-  t;on for all the years you have  served us and for just being a  buddy to so many of the boys."  In attempting to reply, Vince  found himself without words.  Later, as he looked out proudly over as fine a group of young  men with whom he'd ever had  the privilege to be associated,  he stated they were a good  bunch of boys and had never  let him down. "Sure they yere  let him down. "Sure they were  that age? The presence of so  many of the fellows here tonight confirm�� the bond of  friendship and understanding  that has helped me reach out  and bridge the gap of years between the older and younger  men." " y  Stories retold as the evening  progressed; told how Vince lent  a helping hand, whether a matter of credit, transportation  back to camp, legal advice or  going up the hill to straighten it  out with the RCMP; of that time  when $500 bail money came out  of his own pocket; then there  was that early morning phone  call to the Prewer home from  the RCMP at Powell River who  were holding a group of Gibsons  guys incommunicado in the  Powell River pokey, for getting  a bit out of hand. A word from  Vince and the boys were out  and on their way home.  Nor was Anne Prewer overlooked in the proceedings. A  bouquet of flowers) found its way  to her door as the dinner at the  Cedars was in progress.  Seated at the head table, presided over by Bernie Mulligan  were Dave Kinne, Gordon Plows  the guest of honor, Wally Vene  ohuk and Peter Trower.  Those attending from out of  town included Ian Cattanach,  Halfmoon Bay; Carl Reitze,  Pender Harbour; John . Speck,:  Campbell River; Billy Nichols  and Steve Littejohn, Powell River. Many more were unable to  attend owing to distance or being on shift, and sent their  greetings and-regrets.  RCR reunion  Former members of the Royal Canadian Regiment are invited to a reunion at Wblseley  Barracks, London, Ont June 21  to 23.  This regiment, at one time  Canada's only permanent infantry unit, saw service in the  South Africa, First and Second  World Wars and Korea war.  Gordon S. Hopkins, a captain in  the RCR during the First World  War is the regiment's reunion  representative for the Sunshine  Coast area.  This year the RCR celebrates  its 85th birthday and since this  is the 50th anniversary year of  those momentous days-of 1918  when in 100 days of continuous  battle Allied nations emerged  victorious, it was decided to  celebrate the event.  Total Rainfall  Total Snowfall  Total Precipitation  Days with Rain  Days with Hail  Highest  Temperature  Lowest Temperatui'e  Mean Temperature  IV^arch 68  6.74"  None  6.74"  IS  1  59 (Mar. 1) 61  28 (Mar. 30) 25  42 42  Normal  4.90"  1.7"  5.07"  M  Extremes  8.67" (59)  17.4"   (56)  8.67" (50)  20  3  6��  17  44-  36  (59)  (63)  (65)  (55).  (66)  (55)  Leave it to  HENRY  to supply the Family's  Iloliday Goodies  be sure to order your Easter baking requirements  good and early  S BAKERY  Gibsons^Bakery     Henry's  Coffee Bar      Village Bakery  Ph. 886*2415      Sunnycrest Plaza Sechelt  Ph. 886-7441      Ph. 885 9900  Mount Elphinstone Chapter Order of DeMolay  Public Installation of Mike Skellett,  Master Councillor elect and  his officers   ^  ii 6  8 p.m.  Roberts Creek Masonic Hall  The Move to the Outdoors is on  fo the Woods and Afloat...  Good Selection of  r68 Chrysler Outboards  from Vh fo 35 HP  Chain Saws - New and Used  McCULLOCH  ��� HOMELIIfi  PIONEER ��� STIHL  ��� CANADIEN  Expert Service & Repairs fo all Makes  OUTBOARDS - CHAIN SAWS  CHAIN SAW CENTRE  Cowrie Street, SECHELT ��� Ph. 885-9262 Coast News, April 4, 1968.  COAST HEWS WANT ADS  ARE BEST SELLERS  Phone 886-2622  Freezer Bread  2c OFF'B/'  20 loaves or more  Get together with a friend  If you haven't storage room  in your freezer for this 20-  loaf offer ��� go in with a  friend and each take 10  loaves at a saving of 2 cents  per loaf.  Gibsons Bakery  Gibsons & Sunnycrest Plaza  Phone 886-7441  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-9900  Second only to Russia, Canada has 7 the largest area of  coniferous forest in the world.  Ninety preeent of Canada's  forests are on -���publicly-owned  Crown land.    '  CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE  Tues., - 11 a.m. to 5:30 -p.m:  Thurs. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Sat. 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Post Office Building Sechelt  Telephone   885-2333  SUNSHINE COAST HOSPITAL IMPROVEMENT  DISTRICT No. 31  ANNUAL ZONAL  RATEPAYERS' MEETINGS  Zones f and 2:  Wednesday. April 10th, 1968, at 8:00 P.M.  GIBSONS: Elementary School, Staff room (new annex)  Zones 3 and 4:  Thursday, April 11th, 1968, af 8:00 P.M.,  SECHELT: Elementary School Library (Trail Bay Building)  Agenda: Reports by the trustees and election of one trustee  each for zones 2 and 3 for a three years' term.  NOTICE OF MEETING  THE ANNUAL MEETING  OF THE  ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL SOCIETY  will be held on  Monday: April 29,1968  at 8 P-m. in the  Sechelt Legion Hall  Four Trustees will be nominated for re-election  Further nominations will be received from the floor  NOTE:   Entitled to participate in and vote at the meeting  are:  1. Members registered in 1967, who have paid  Membership dues ($2.00) for 1968, before the  commencement of the meeting.  2. New Members who have been registered and  have paid Membership dues ($2.00) for 1968,  NOT LATER THAN ��� 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE  MEETING.  ST.  MARY'S  HOSPITAL  NEEDS  YOUR SUPPORT  AND INTEREST  NEW  MEMBERS  WILL   BE   WELCOME  Sechelt, B.C., April 2nd, 1968  A. Wagemakers, Administrator,  St. Mary's Hospital,  Sechelt, B.C.  Central school library  The school district central  library in Gibsons serves two  functions in the School District.  It is a teachers' resource centre and is an ordering and processing center for elementary  school  library books.  This center was created in  1964 to supply . teachers with  materials necessary to carry on  a modern educational program  at the least cost to the local  taxpayer. The library has at  present such printed and non-  prdnted instructional materials  as. filtmstrips, 8 mm single-concept film loops, 35 mm slides,  overhead projector transparencies, phonograph records, tapes,,  picture sets, charts, maps,  pamphlets,- reproductions of  documents, models and kits of  biological and mineral specimens, as displayed above by  John Bell, district librarian and  Doris Fuller, Gibsons Elementary school librarian.  The center also contains  teachers' professional books  which offer the findings of educational research, provide background material for the courses  taught and describe different  methods of teaching. The most  widely used non-iprinted resource is the filmstrip. At present an average of 174 a month  are used by teachers.  Groups of teachers are now  previewing filmstrips with the  aim of acquiring only materials  which will benefit education in  the Sunshine Coast. By next  fall we will have about 1,000  fiimstiiips  and 25 8 mm films.  The three elementary school  librarians have been combining  their abilities and resources to  prepare lists of the best available library books for each  school. In 1967, 2,047 books were  ordered by the central library.  To date we have received, catalogued, processed, and delivered to the schools 2,978 books.  Cataloguing consists of typing  an author-card, a title card,  and one or more subject cards  for each book.  These cards must be accurately done so that pupils and  teachers can easily locate a  particular book or a book- on  a particular subject. Processing  consists of typing a borrower's  card, a book pocket, a spine  lable and gluing the latter two  to the book. The book is then  covered with a plastic jacket  to prolong its life.  The above jobs have been  done at 35 cents a book as compared to commercial processing  at $1 a book. This is a sizeable  saving. The district library is  performing a much-needed service for education in this district .at a most reasonable cost.  Retarded drive  The Retarded Childrens' association is starting a membership drive. This drive is to enable us to gain funds to obtain a "classroom or1 school  facilities to teach retarded  children. These children need  co-operation and help.  The membership drive is being started now to all persons  of'the SunshineCoast. The cost  is $2 per single person and $3  for a family. This money will  be put in a fund towards this  target. It is hoped to have a  large portion of the population  of the Sunshine Coast assist us  in this objective.  When the canvasser calls,  please consider joining this  worthwhile organization. There  will be more details in the  papers later on: this very important subject. Please watch  for following news.  TO  GET   THERE   WITHOUT  a HIKH.. . .  replace those worn  Tires with  ������_E4&^'<. _    y-\v>^^   jdL.' __     ._,__  syBP,        _     __   _  For the Best Deal see  Gibsons SHELL Service  GIBSONS ��� Ph. 886-2572  ������������>  _______  Can your  outlets  do fhe  job right!  Agents for  MARKEL  Want full benefit from your Modern electrical appliances? Let us  add outlets to add to home convenience.  Use the B.C. Hydro finance plan.  Add the cost of electrical work  to your light bill.  Up to five years to pay  McPhedran Electric  LTD.  Phone 886-9689  MMMH  -_li_i__k__A__tt_____i  mmmmmmt  Let us help you outfit the Family  all ready for Easter  CHILDREN'S  Expert Operator  with D-7 CATERPILLAR  Available for  ��� LAND CLEARING  ��� EXCAVATING  ��� DITCHING  FOR FREE ESTIMATE  contact  Jim Rogers or Frank Solnik  SOLNIK  SERVICE  Ph. 886-9662  Coast Highway ��� Gibsons  LADIES'  Suits  Dresses  Slims  Slacks  Just Arrived  McColl's  New Spring  Patterns  Jackets  and  Spring  Togs  Half-Price Bargain Table  You're sure fo pick up a good buy or two on our SPECIAL CtfARAKCE  TABLE ��� many attractive items HALF PRICE and l��SS  Tasella Shoppe  ' Cowrie  Street,   SECHELT ���  Ph.   885-9331  1  i  I  1  I  I  1  I  I  m  I  >��fl.ui*r. TWIN CREEK LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES Lfd,  Phone 886-2808  Everything for -your building  Y-- tieeds  Free Entimates  At the Sign of the Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & MARINE SERVICE ltd.  Machine   Shop  Arc  &  Acty  Welding  Steel Fabricating  Marine Ways     Y '  Automotive & Marine Repairs  Standard Marine Station  Phone  886-7721  Res.  886-9956 ��� 886-9326  APPLIANCE  Radio, Appliance & TV Service  Live  Better. Electrically  GIBSONS ELECTRIC Ltd.  Authorized GE Dealer  Phone 886-9325  RAY NEWMAN PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot  Water  Heating  Building & Alterations,  Davis   Bay Rd.,  R.R.1,  Sechelt ���  Ph.   885-2116  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Everything for your building  needs 7  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2283  PENINSULA TV  Servicing Gibsons, Sechelt,  Pender Harbour  Any make, including color  Phone collect for service  883-2430  Bill  Peters  TASEUASHOP  Ladies ��� Mens��� Childrens  Wear ������ Yard Goods ��� Wool  and Staples��� Bedding  Linens  Dial 885-9331  Sechelt, B.C.  OPTOMETRIST  FRANK E. DECKER  BAL BLOCK ��� GIBSONS  WEDNESDAY  FOR APPOINTMENTS  886-2248  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION  &  MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Harbour  Phone 886-2231  From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Res. 886-9949  SIM ELECTRIC Lfd.  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  TILLICUM CHIMNEY SERVICE  Chimneys, Eaves and Drains  cleaned and repaired  Painting ��� Janitor Service  Gardening and Odd Jobs  R. BARCLAY  Sechelt  885-2094 ��� 885-2191  All Work Guaranteed  McPHEDRAN ELECTRIC Ltd.  Residential ��� Commercial  Industrial Wiring  ELECTRICAL HEATING  SPECIALISTS  Gibsons ��� 886-9689  Serving Port Mellon to  Pender Harbour  G M FURNACE SERVICE  Box 65, Gibsons  Expert oil burner repair  service night or day  Phone "886-2468  885-2064  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFB.  Household Moving & Storage  Phone 886-2664 ��� R.R.1 Gibsons  PARKINSON'S HEATING Lfd.  Gibsons  ESSO  OIL FURNACE  No Down Payment.��� Bank Int.  Ten Years to Pay  Complete line of Appliances  for Free Estimates ���= call 886-2728  NEVENS RADIO & TV  DEALER  FOR  PHILIPS  ZENITH  FLEETWOOD  RCA VICTOR  SALES &  SERVICE  To all Makes  Phone   886-2280  PENINSULA PLUMBING  HEATING & SUPPLIES  (Formerly 7 Rogers Plumbing)  on Sechelt Highway & Pratt Rd.  SALES   &   SERVICE  Port Mellon ��� Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Have your garbage removed  Phone  mxv  GARBAGE COLLECTION  866^2283  Langdale to Roberts Creek  including Gower Point  ( -.4 S TRANSPORT Ltd.  ,    Phone 886-2172  Daily Freight Service to  Vancouver  Local pickup and delivery  service  Lowbed hauling  SECHELT TOWING & SALVAGE  LTD.  SCOWS    ������     LOGS  Heavy Equipment Moving  & Log Towing  Phone 885-9425  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Cement Gravel, Backhoe &  Road Gravel, Loader Work  Sand & Fill  Septic Tanks & Drain Fields  Phone 885-9666  A. .1 RITCHEY  TRACTOR WORK  Clearing ��� Grading  ��� Excavating ��� Bulldozing  Clearing  teeth  FOR  RENTAL  Arches, Jacks, Pumps,  Air Compressor, Rock Drill,  Concrete  vibrator  Phone   886-2040  CHAIN SAW OUTRE  SECHELT, B.C.  Dealers for:  Jacobson Power Mowers  .McCulloch  ���   Homelite  Pioneer ��� Stihl  Canadian Chain Saws  Chryser and Johnson  Outboards  Parts for Maintenance & repairs  also overhaul & winter storage  of outboard motors  Phone 885-9626  C&iSALES  For all your heating  requirements  Agents  for  ROCKGAS  PROPANE  Also Oil Installations  Free estimates  FURNITURE.  Phone 885-9713  0CEANSIDE FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Custom   built   cabinetry  for  home and office  KITCHEN SPECIALISTS  R. BIRKIN ��� 886-2551  Beach   Ave.,   Roberts   Creek  MURRAY'S GARDEN  & PET SUPPLIES  LANDSCAPING ��� PRUNING  Gower Point Road  Box 190 ��� Gibsons  Phone 886-2919  R0Y& WAGENAAR  LAND SURVEYING  SURVEYS  1525 Robson St.  Vancouver 5 Ph. 681-9142  Zenith 6430  Sechelt 885-2332  SICOTTE BULLDOZING Ltd.  ��� ROAD BUILDING  ��� LAND CLEARING  ��� ROAD GRADING  Phone 886-2357  SUNSHINE COAST TRAILER PARK  1 mile west of Gibsons on Hiway  Roomy  Parking,   Plenty  .      of Water  Large recreation area  '   Bus passes park site   '  Phone 886-9826  THRIFTEE DRESS SHOP  "WHERE  FASHIONS  START"  Your Foremost Ladies Wear  Gibsons ���886-9543  EXCAVATIONS  foundations  frees removed  clearing & road bldg.  gravel, navvy & fill  A. Simpkins ��� 885-2132  BRICKLAYING  Photostats  ��� LEGALDOCUMENTS  ��� TAX PAPERS  ��� LETTERS  ��� MEDICAL CERTIFICATES  : -'        - .. s.y.     /  and other required papers  can be copied by photostat  Coast News  Ph. 886-2622  Coast News, April 4, 1368.       7  Duck hunt  (Continued from Page 2)  'the women'. Yes, the women  will kill us. "You stay here,  get the things together and  I'll get the car." He started  to run towards the car, remem-  'bered his doctor's advice, and  slowed to a fast walk. I thought  to myself, I'm not afraid of  the women but I really am  afraid of you Hector and your  booming big car.  From where I was standing  waiting for my brother I could  see every foot of the 30 miles  of gravel road that we would  be driving before reaching the  highway. There wasn't a breath  of air, all the dust raised, by  the cars and innumerable grain  trucks, returning home, was  holding perfectly still, about  fifty feet wide and two hundred  feet high. Well I knew how that  lovable, bullheaded fool brother  of mine would VROOM that  tank of his through the static  river of dust. He had promised  'the women'. I am not-a brave  man and at that time I would  have given a great deal to be  at home  on Pratt Road.  * *       *  I heard the car start up,  swing around and come through  the stubble as if boulders were  things completely unknown in  Saskatchewan fields. "Jump in  Jules, come on, let's go." I  did exactly that, jumped in, and  Hector cut diagonally across  the field to the nearest intersection with the east to west  gravel road. I mustn't exaggerate too much, I think we  could see 50 feet ahead of us  and I don't think we could  possibly have been going much  over .50. Whatever the distance  we could see and whatever  speed we were making I was  terrified. Neither of us spoke;  Hector Was going home . to the  women's dinner. Suddenly, no  more than ten feet from the  road there appeared a doe and  two fawns, lovely creatures  watching two fools go by.  ' 'Damn deer,'' said Hector,  "They're all over the place,  somebody will get killed some  day."  Unexpectedly my temper  flared. "You oaf, Hector, not  only. are you going to kill us  but you haven't sense to enjoy  the beauty that is under your  very nose." He looked at me,  slowed down a tiny bit, held  his jaw and muttered "damn  deer."  We came to the corner turning south. Ten of the horrible  30 miles were tpassed and Hector was starting to pick up  speed again. We did not talk,  all that could be heard was  the hum of the powerful motor.  Suddenly out of nowhere a huge  buck was bounding across the  road, Hector swerved, we missed the animal and continued  on our way. Now a funny thing  happened to me, a thing that  happens frequently to boys and  young men, but rarely indeed,  to older men. A sense of exaltation in the face of danger. I  wondered if my brother felt it  too. I wondered if this was part  of the going back of 40 years.  It was totally wrong but for a  few minutes it was glorious.  * *       *  We reached the paved road  and home without further incident, hurriedly shaved and  changed and went off to dinner.  The atmosphere was a little  cool but 'the women' did not  even begin to kill us. I knew  that I was in bad shape and  so probably was Hector, but  we were going to see this thing  through. We sat down to huge  barbecued steaks; shoe-string  potatoes and all the wonderful  things, that prairie hospitality  knows so well how to provide.  There was concern in Jean's  eyes and shortly after the dinner she wisely suggested that  we go home. The day had been  hard and long for her husband  and his *blood pressure' and  for her brother-in-law who was  supposed to 'be careful'.  We got home and went to  bed. As I hit the pillow I went  into a nightmarish sleep. I was  riding an airborne car 200 feet  up, being attacked by a squadron of infuriated deer from the  front and shot at by a battalion  of mad brothers from the rear.  I love my brother  Hector.  A VEBSSSK CLASSIC  BUTJAlV D��ttR t-ADV; OfiSG DoeSMV GIVE  PRIDGe TABLES AS VJSOOIN& GIFTS,  espee/rtLW ��f Ths bride is Youwo. vtot*  MUST LET HER LEARUTFiE GMMMG&. ASPeCTS  of MFe &Y oeeRees  HEALTH TIPS  Contrary to common belief  tonsils do serve a useful purpose, according to The Canadian Medical Association. They  contain a great many cells  known as lymphocytes which  perform a very important function to help protect you from  a variety of infections.  Children are exposed to many  more infections than the average adult. During this period  the tonsili?** afe' large. As the  child rSaQhes the age of nine  or ten, the tonsils become smaller, and by. the time adult life  is reached, the tonsils have  usually served their function  and become so small they are  difficult to locate.  There are indications for the  removal of tonsils. Among them  are repeated'/. tonsil infections,  especially if these have been  accompanied by infections of  the ear or difficulty with hearing due to these infections.  Children who, have had an. abscess around one or both of the  tonsils should have the tonsils  removed after the acute infection is over. Small children who  have difficulty in eating and  sleeping because of, obstruction  from adenoids in the back of  the nose or from grossly enlarged tonsils often benefit by  having tonsils and adenoids removed.  It should be remembered that  tonsils are notably larger in  children than in adults, and  their presence is beneficial.  They do not normally cause  loss of appetite, growth problems, convulsions, mental retardation or the host of other  conditions they are frequently  blamed for, and used as an excuse for their removal.  The removal of tonsils and  adenoids is a surgical operation. It should be performed  only when there are specific  indications. Removal of the tonsils in any other circumstances  will not benefit the patient in  any shape or form.  POEM FOR SPRING  Irene D. Severson  When I was. just a little lad,  And all the world was free,  In Spring I longed to put my  clothes  On anything but me.  I'd skip through bluebell wood  and field  The giddy lambs to find,  Uncertain on their infant  hooves,  Their trembling tails  behind.  The tender leaf, the ruby bud,  The  blossom   scarcely  born;  Such are the emblems of those  years  In my youth's early morn.  Today, I stand upon the lawn,  My ankles covered o'er,  And hear the harsh uxorial cry:  Get  busy  with  that  mower!  WHERE  MONEY GOES  Of the $4.29 paid for a 24-  bottle case of beer, 45 cents  goes to the sales agent, 67  cents to the province, $1.11 to  Ottawa, and $2.06 to the brewer. Of the $5.00 paid for a bottle of Canadian whisky, $2.31  goes to the province, $1.86 to  Ottawa, only 83 cents to the  distiller. Of the $6.65 paid for a  bottle of Scotch, $3.50 goes to  the province, $1.97 to Ottawa,  $1.18 to the distiller. ��� C.J.H.  Coast News  Phone  886-2622  WANTED  Used furniture or what  have you  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  ATS USB) FURNITURE  Gibsons ��� 886-28121  LEGION  THURSDAY  APRIL4  8 p.m. Sharp  NO GAMES LESS THAN $10  20th GAME - 53 calls $100  54 calls $75  over 53, $50  TENDERS  THE CORPORATION OF THE  VILLAGE  OF  GIBSONS  LANDING  TENDER FOR  PUBLIC RESTROOM  AT GIBSONS, B.C.  We would be pleased to receive quotations to construct a  Restroom , Building, complete  with fixtures and services, in accordance with Drawings 4103-1  and 4103-2. The Drawings are to  be returned and the tender is  to be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "TENDER FOR  PUBLIC RESTROOM," addressed to the undersigned, ON OR  BEFORE 4:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1968.  Plans may be obtained from  the Municipal Hall, South  Fletcher Road, Gibsons, B.C.,  or from the office of R. Alan  DeBou, Consulting Engineer,  1645 Taylor Way, West Vancouver, B.C. Each tender must be1  accompanied by a certified  cheque or bid bond made payable to the Corporation of the  Village of Gibsons Landing in  the amount of $500.00.  The lowest or any tender will  not necessarily be accepted.  March 28, 1968  Gibsons, B.C.  David Johnston,  Municipal Clerk,  P.O. Box 340,  Gibsons,  B.C. The fiscal year 1967 was once  more a rather uneventful one  for the Sunshine Coast Hospital  Improvement District No. 31.  The year has also not yet resolved the somewhat peculiar  position of the district in the. ad-  ministratve set-up of hospital  financing introduced early in  t%7 by Bill No. 70 and the following Order in Council No. 1_K22  which introduced the Regional  Hospital Districts, under the department of health services and  hospital insurance.  Although a Regional Hospital  District for the Sunshine Coast  has been promulgated, no letters patent have been issued'  nor have any directors been appointed.  So the trustees of Sunshine  Coast Hospital District No. 31  ^re carrying on to act on behalf of the taxpayers within the  limits set by a circular letter  of the minister of lands, forests  ^.nd water resources, dated July  10, 1967. This circular more or  less withdraws all. powers under  our letters patent. We have attempted repeatedly to obtain  clarification and guidelines  about the future of the HID and  various other matters pertaining to the day4by-<liay administration, but have to confess that  at this time we do not know any  more than our taxpayers at  large.  However with the support of  the ratepayers the trustees will  continue with the task of' administration of the District and  will do everything in their power to help in speeding the urgently needed expansion of our  St. Mary's Hospital, which  again operated many times during the past year far over its  rated patient days capacity.  During the year trustees attended at all meetings of the St.  Mary's Hospital) board and its  construction committee and  tried to contribute to the best  of their abilities to the deliberations and to represent the taxpayers' interest to the fullest.  Planning of the expansion is  progressing steadily, albeit  somewhat slowly by reason of  general economic circumstances  but we expect that the Hospital  Board will soon ibe in a position  to release some further progress  report, which will' have the full  est support of -the HID trustees.  Financial statements of the  district show revenues of $42,162  and expenditures of $42,218,  ending the fiscal year with a  deficit of $56.  Expenditures consisted of $32,  250 for debt service, $5,047  grants-in-aid to St. Mary's Hospital and general expenses for  office, ratepayer and trustee  meetings of $764* Revenue and  expenditures contained an amount of $4,157 being taxation levies received from the municipalities and paid, back to the  minister of finance, who advanc  ed this amount to the district  with general revenue.  The debt of the district was  reduced to $328,000 a$ at December 31, with a further reduction  of $13,000 budgeted for the current fiscal year.  To provide the- required revenue a taxation of 1.15 mills  had to be imposed, ^ampared to  a rate of l;44?mi_l-Ythe preceding year. Although/we have not  yet been notified about the 1968  taxation levy, we ^re sure it  will be slightly less again.  Such annual -reduction of the  mill rate cannot be expected to  continue indefinitely, but the  trend will toe reversed when new  financing for the hospital expansion is required. However  we can state at this time that  under existing legislation the  mill rate for hospital capital  projects1 will not;exeeed 4 mills.  Cooperation witlt^f the St.  Mary's Hospital board and relations with theTsgftYftrnment officials were as satisfactory to  the trustees as in preceding  years. Although at times we  hoped to obtain more guidance  and adivice from the authorities,  we nevertheless appreciated  their difficulties in providing  such guidance, having to cope  with the very new and intricate  legislation on a .province-wide  'basis and w?th.districts in more  urgent need for immediate attention than ours.  FIRST BUTTERFLIES  White butterflies, apparently  early this year^jere seen flitting around garden? in the?&>wn  hill sections of Gabsons on Tuesday.  8 ���;    Coast NewsVY\pril; 4; 1968;  BOWLING  With a Bright New  Easter Outfit  Colors are Gay and Fresh Styles are Freer  Whether it's a New Suit, Coat or Dress  Match up a New Spring Sports Outfit by  WHITE STAG  Canada's Best  Shop and Save af  THRIFTEE DRESS SHOP  (NEXT TO BANK OF MONTREAL)  Marine Drive, GIBSONS ��� Ph.  886 9543  GIBSONS 5-PIN BOWLING^  ASSOCIATION  GENERAL MEETING  Election of'Officers      y  MON, APRIL 8 ��� 8 p.ir.^  E & M BOWLING ALLEY  GIBSONS-WEST VAN  TOURNAMENT  Gibsons 22,300; W. Van 23,867  Top team, West Van No. 4,  6112.  Men's High 6, C. Bartloff 1291  (WTV).  Men's High Single, R. Jarvis  280 (WV).  Ladies High 6, B. Kieler 1182  (WV).  Ladies High Single, D. Skerry 286 (G).  E & M BOWLADROME  High scores this week, Doreen  Croslby 713, Irene Rottluff 331,  Freeman Reynolds 706 (328).  Ladies Coffee: Lorraine Werning 547 (256), Ann Johnson 610  (248), Doreen Croslby 637 (262);  Paulette Smith 522, Marion Lee  608 (240), Irene Rottlulfif 665  (331), Carol Kurucz 622 (248);  Eleanor Penfold 528.  Gibsons A. Freeman Reynolds  606, Joan Whieldon 276, Don  MacKay 628, Ken Herman 668  (267),  Herb Lowden  615 (256).  Teachers Hi: Mickey Jay 266  Helen Girard 260, Art Holden  675, Marg Harding 276, Herb  Lowden 637, Freeman Reynolds  706 (32��), Sylvia Bingley 617  (241), Gene Yablonski 600 (244).  Commercials: Ron Oram 6117  (242), Bill Ayres 610 (266), Joan  Quarry 623 (244), Lome Mason  266, Evelyn Shadwell 626 (242),  George Elander 613 (266), Frank  Nevens 680 (264), Shirley Hopkin 652 (288).  Port Mellon: Red Day 258,  Art Holden 65��, Dot Skerry 610,  Bill Ayres 613 (270), Francis  Scorgie 244,' Hugh Inglis 639  (277), Axel Hansen 246.  Ladies Coffee: March 29 Hazel Wright 516, Iva Peterson 506  Lorraine Werning 527 (269),  Therese Jenkins 511, Marg Peterson 619 (262), Judy Day 558^  Carol Kurucz 557 (250), Moya  McKinnon 540, Doreen Crosby  713/(270), Paulette Smith 590,  MarioncLee 550.  Bantams: Debbie Sicotte 236,  Debra Pedneault 292, David  Pedneault 300 (195), Cindy  Whieldon 367 (189, 178), Leonard Green 272 (151), Debbie  Whieldon 213, Randy Whieldon  312 (168), Bruce Green 294.  Sechelt News  (By MARIE FIRTH)  Visitors over the weekend at  the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave  Hayward were Miss Judy Pybus  of Langey and Mr. John West-  endorp of Bradner.  Leaving on April 2 to attend  the National Liberal party convention in Ottawa were Mr.  Norman Watson, delegate, Mr.  Joe Benner of Sechelt and Miss  Heather Wheeler of Gibsons, the  secretary of the local Liberal  organization. Also travelling for  this riding will be President Mr.  L. Skip of Lillooet and two delegates from Powell River, also  an alternate from Squamish and  two from Lillooet.  Palomirie ;Y-S_pyJihe' 7 Arabians,  Gibsons, lias purchased a purebred Arabian colt from Skyline  . B.J. Arabians, Bud and Janet  Oddy, Telegraph- Trail, Langley. . 7>.\'-'  Ken and Lin Fiedler of Palo-v  mine Skyline Arabians had difficulty : getting7 the  animal  because the former owners did not  .  want to let it go.  7 The colt will be named Al  Husan which in Arabic means  the finest quality stallion. His  sire is Raseyn Gezan, AHC  10699, one of the top ten Canadian stallions and has never  placed below .second in his years  of showing. The dam was Abu  Farina's Ramia, AHC 5203. She  won her last championship at  the PNE in 1965 at the age of 17  years. The colt will remain at  Langley until August when he  will be exhibited at the PNE.  DUMP OPEN  Gibsons municipal council  announces that the Municipal-nuisance ground on  North road will be open all  this week as a further aid  to clean-up activity. Residents can take advantage of  this open week to cart unsightly trash to the dump.  mi lirii Mi!viii;n  ANGLICAN  St. Bartholomew's, Gibsons  11:00 a.m., Church School  11:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist  7:30 p.m., Evensong  St. Aidan's. Roberts Creek  11 a.m., Church School  3:00 p.m., Evensong  St.   Hilda's,   Sechelt  8 a.m., Holy Eucharist  9:30 a.m., Church School  7:30 p.m., Evening Prayer  St. Mary's Church, Garden Bay  11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer  UNITED  Gibsons  11  a.m..  Divine  Service  Wilson  Creek  11:15 a.m.. Divine Worship  Also on 2nd Sunday of each  month at 3:30 p.m.  BAPTIST  CALVARY BAPTIST, Gibsons  Sunday service, 9:45 a.m.  Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thurs  BETHEL BAPTIST,  Sechelt  11:15 a.m., Worship Service  7:30 pTm., Wed. Prayer  Rev. J��. Willis  GIBSONS PENTECOSTAL  TABERNACLE  Member P.A.O.C.  886-2027  Highway and Martin Road  Evening Service 7:30 p.m. '  Tues.   Bible  Study & Prayer  7:30 p.m.  Fri.   Clubs  &   Family Services  Sunday School 9:45 a.m.  Morning Worship 11 a.m.  MOTEL CI_ANG_5S: HANDS  Digby and _\_argaret7 Porter  have announcedthey are leaving the Tmbtel business having  sold their ownership of Irwin  Motel to Mr. and Mrs. Adam  Lichtenwald' of Vancouver who  took oyer on. April 1. The Porters' plan to live at Robson near  CastlegarY Mr. porter; is work-  in_f'in;theY4rr^,ci_akfes%rea on  ,. hydm7_>J^ect_.YY:^Y:'g;��-7i-7^y' .  IN VANCOUVER  HOSPITAL  Mrs.,, John> Buhyan : has been  transferred to ;St;~ Vincent's  Hospital im Vancouver from St.  Mary's Hospital.  GLAD TIDINGS  Sunday 9 a.m.  Preservice Worship  10 a.m. Church School  11 a.m. Morning Worship  7:00 p.m., Evangelistic Service  Tues., 7 p.m., Classes  Fri., 7 p.m., Clubs, all ages  Rev. D. R. McLean  at Solniks _  See the New  DATSUN  Sunshine Coast Datsun Dealer  PARTS - SALES - SERVICE  SOLNIK SERVICE  Sunshine Coast Highway, GIBSONS ��� Ph. 886-9662  CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP  Digby and Margaret. Porter announce the  ���'���.- change of ownership of the'  IlWlri MOTEL  Mr.  arid  Mrs.   Adam  Lichtenwald  of  Vancouver are the new owners  '' as  of April: 1,  1968.  n  _.  A parade of fashions  '.���.������-' ���-..-.'   i. ���        ���'������-.��� ~  By Port Mellon Auxiliary to St. Mary's Hospital  FASHION SHOW ��� DOOR PRIZB - ENTERTAINMENT  French Pastries and Coffee '��� SURPRISES!  SURPRISES!  GENTLEMEN  WELCOME  Adults  $2  ��� Students  $1-75  Wed., April 10  - 8 p.m.  PORT  MJELL0N  COMMUNITY  HALL  BUY YOUR TICKETS  EARLY from  any  member of the  Port Mellon Auxiliary  or phone 886-2532 or  884-5361


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