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 Victoria,   B-   C.  SERVING   THE  GROWING   SUNSHINE   COAST  Published at Gibsons, B.C.  Volume 21   ���  Number 7, Feb. 15, 1968.  10c per copy  Board stands by  The school board will not ask  its secretary - treasurer, Peter  Wilson to resign. Chairman Don  Douglas in a prepared statement read at Monday night's  school board meeting replied to  allegations by Councillor Wally  TPeterson who proposed that  council would reluctantly pass  the budget if Mr. Wilson resigned.        /  Gibsons Council at lis meeting Tuesday night of last week  heard Peterson's statement but  did not act on it, preferring  to wait until the next meeting,  Tuesday of next week, before  making up its mind. Sechelt  councii followed suit at its  meeting last  Wednesday night.  Here is the statement as read  by  Chairman  Douglas:  It is difficult to comprehend  the sheer ignorance behind this  vicious attack against a hard  working board of school trustees and especially the employee of the board Mr. Peter  Wilson.  In the first place the commissioner who was.'.our attack- "  er was not present at the meeting between council and the  board when the budget was  discussed but  for him  to   sug  gest that the budget is a product of Mr. Wilson only indicates that the commissioner is  woefully uninformed about the  matter   of budgeting.  The budget is the product of  the demands of education in  the district as the board with  its professional advisors see it.  It is especially shocking to find  such ah uninformed citizen  serving on a responsible council.   ���;- -Y  The  commissioner is  seeking  headlines. He accuses the board  of   ... school... trustees... of 7being  guilty of quote "extravagances"  and   "mismanagement"  and  of  "committing    crimes"    end of  quote. If this is the opinion of  the council, both of Sechelt and  Gibsons  and it obviously is as  they   have  held  off   approving  the  budget  on  the  strength  of  these   wild, statements   we   the  board of school trustees suggest  that  both   village   councils   demand    arbitration    proceedings  under   Section   .197   sub-section  (2)   (b)   of  the  Public   Schools  act.   Furthermore    this , school  board has no intention of asking for the resignation of their  secretary-treasurer since he has  served the board well on every  occasion.  ^1^^���^ to cost $1,532,914  .The following letter from Rat-     ment alleged to have been read J ^v���w    v^       J       ^"V      y  cliff, Kitchen and Reecke, of  Vancouver, solicitors for the  sChool board is a copy of a letter sent by them to the chairman and members of Gibsons  council a copy of which was  read at Monday night's school  board r meeting by the secretary-treasurer,  Peter Wilson.  We are solicitors for the  Board of School Trustees,  School District No. 46 (Sechelt).  The Board has referred to us  a copy of Coast Nevrs, the is-;  sue number six, of February  8th, 1968, as well as extracts  from a news broadcast over  radio station CKWX made on  February 7th, 1968.  In  the issue of Coast News  reference is  made  to a   state-  to Gibsons Municipal council at  its Tuesday night meeting by  Councillor Walley Peterson.  The report of the statement includes, among other things, the  following words: "Now if we  accept this budget, 7 being7 fully  aware of all.- these factsY#hen  I think that we of the village  councils, elected to derive the  most out of our taxpayers' dol-_  lars, condoning these extravagances and mismanagements,  should feel as guilty as the  school trustees themselves,  most of ^vhom are very likely  committing the crimes without  knowing just what is going on."  . . . "The only solution, as I  see it; would be to reluctantly  accept the budget at the time  (Continued on Page 10)  The construction of a completely new B.C. Ferries ter-  minal facility is well under way  at Horseshoe Bay and the present program should be completed early July. There are five  . iriteiiining:."; cohtract^'amountihg  to $1,532,9104.  Features of the new construe-"  tion will include a double deck  compound, upper deck to Langdale,   244  cars;   lower  deck  to  Nanaimo, 245 cars. .  .Holding   area   (8   lanes)   outside compound, over 200 cars.  Five ticketing booths.  Pay parking for ferry passen  gers (50c for 48 hours) 200 cars  Terminal waiting room, 9,000  sq. ft. Coffee Shop, Restrooms.  Passenger loading walkways  direct to promenade deck of  every ship....',  ^,7 Terminal office, 45,000 square  feM',.Y Terminal-' marine" stores;'  10,000 square feet.  Departures from three berths  up to 42 sailings per day.  M. F. Aldous, general manager of the provincial government service unveiled a model  of how the terminal will look  when completed. He noted that  the passenger and vehicle hand-  l'ng capacity will be vastly in  creased at the terminal without  expanding the present land  holdings of the government.  "In constructing the new terminal we have three objectives." Mr. Aldous said. "First  isito expedite the most efficient  ;.'- poss^eYhand-irig -^bfy 'vehicles?  passengers and ships in the terminal area; second, to overcome the traffic congestion that  occurs in the Horseshoe Bay-  Upper Levels highway area during traffic peaks; and third, to  organize better parking facilities for passengers leaving their  cars in Horseshoe Bay  "This will be accomplished,"  Caution suggested  Councils delay action  Following ��� meetings between  Sechelt and Gibsons municipal  councils with members of the  school board over the school  budget, Chairman Fred Feeney  of Gibsons council at Tuesday  night's council meeting last  week said both councils concluded the budget was excessive.  Chairman Feeney said he was  not happy with the budget. Nothing had been accomplished this  year even though the budget ha_;  been given council examination.  Councillor Wally Peterson  said council had held down its  mill rate. People have been encouraged to move here to retire. There were things in the  budget that we cannot afford.  There had been no production  out of the specialists on the  school staff. Why not get more  teaching across to the youngsters?  Councillor    Peterson    argued  that the budget was prepared by  Peter Wilson, secretary-treasurer and handed to board members   for   their   OK.   Coquitlam  was the fastest growing school  district and its budget was 20  percent higher and this school  district,   not  the   fastest   growing, was set at 22 percent. He  commented that there was much  mismanagement on the costs of  portable classrooms.  7 Councillor Gerry Dixon asked  about costs  of arbitration  and  Clerk David Johnston explained  it  would be  costly.   Councillor  Ken   Crosby asked  whether   it  would not be advisable to await  public reaction.  Councillor Goddard explained  the arbitration would meian the  arbitrator would look- at the  whole picture as compared to  others.  SECHELT  Sechelt's council Wednesday morning met to pass  the following motion: That  the combined councils of  Sechelt sand Gibsons accept  with regret and reluctance  the budget in 1968 of School  District 46 and recommend  that a letter be directed to  the provincial minister of  education stating our protests and reasons therefor.  Secondly that a letter be  directed to the school trustees requesting final revenue  figures following notice from  the minister to be attached  to the 1968 budget when finally determined.  Sechelt's municipal council decided to hold over the school  board budget until its next  icouncil meeting following a discussion on the budget at last  Wednesday night's meeting of  council.  Councillor Morgan Thompson  in opening his remarks laid on  the table a copy of the statement Councillor Peterson had  made to Gibsons council the  previous night and he commented on what Gibsons council had  done adding that he admired  Peterson for having the guts to  say what he did-  Before letting him proceed  further Chairman William Swain  informed the council that the  statement by Councillor Peterson was one man's opinion and  did not represent the attitude of  Gibsons ��� council. Chairman  Swain added that he was in accord with Gibsons council's feeling but as far as arbitration was  concerned it would be too costly.  An object lesson in council  decorum was given at last Wednesday night's meeting of Sechelt's council when Chairman  William Swain advised his four  councillors that the day had  passes when unsubstantiated remarks in council escaped the attention of some of the press.  The matter came up when  Norman Watson objected strenuously to remarks passed at the  last council meeting concerning  two houses from Port Mellon,  moved into Sechelt which were  said to have been condemned at  Port Mellon and barred from  Gibsons.  Councillor Charles Rodway  said he had mentioned the matter at the previous council  meeting more in the nature of  an inquiry with no embarrassment intended. After the point  was settled amicably Chairman  William Swain warned councillors to be sure of their facts before making utterances in coun  cil. One has to be careful of  what one says these days, he  added.  A letter received from Canadian Forest Products in Port  Mellon branded the report that  the houses had been condemned as entirely false.  During the discussion it was  revealed council will try to get  the Regional District building  inspector to also take over the  work of the building inspector  for the village.  May Day celebration finances  came up when the Lions club  sought a grant. Councillor Morgan Thompson wanted the grant  increase^ to $450 but council  decided on last year's $400.  Council showed signs of impatience over the slowness of the  evaluation report on the Sechelt  Water system which Mr. J. Motherwell of Victoria was to prepare for the council. He will be  asked for a statement on progress.  Are PTAs  necessary,  The   February   PTA   meeting  in   room   202   at   Elphinstone  school   on   Monday,   Feb.   19,  will take the form of a discussion on the value of a Parent-  Teacher association to this district   (apart  from  making  coffee and helping at sports day).  Discussion   leaders   will   be   a  school trustee, a parent and a  member of the Sechelt Teachers  Association.  The  PTA  has  had  an  accepted  place  in  almost every community for many  years   but   dwindling   membership suggests that it may follow  the dinosaur into oblivion. Is it  because, like the dinosaur the  PTA has been unable to adapt  to changing conditions?  The PTA has welcomed and  supported   the   school   board's  educational monthly meetings,  but they too are poorly supported. The only meetings successful  in bringing out a crowd have  been those concerned with th)  drop-out problems and allowing  a forum for parents and students with an axe to grind. The  January meeting concerning  new trends in elementary school  education was back to the faithful 40 or so out of a school popu-  la'ion of approximately 2000  plus  100  teachers  BREAKINS  REPORTED  A breakin at Roberts Creek  Community Hall resulted in the  disappearance of $75. Another  breakin occurred on a boat tied  up at Gibsons floats. Rifles and  a TV were taken.  JOSEPH II.  CONNOR  Gibsons p'oneer who died  Monday r.ged 82 years. The  funeral service will be held  Friday, at 11 a.m. at the Harvey Funeral Home family  chapel with Rev. H. Kelly officiating.  Mr. Connor, born a Manxman, was a retired B.C. Electric employee. He had worked  in Vancouver 35 years before  movig to Gibsons in 1946. He  was a memoer of Gibsons Legion branch. The Connors celebrated their diamond wedding  on Jan. 8, 1967. Mrs. Connor  died on July 18 last year.  The fami'ry includes one son  Ed. in Gibsons, two daughters  Mrs. Eva Oliver, Lake Cowichan and Mrs. Josie Davies Gibsons; five grandchildren and  six great - grandchildren, a  brother and two sisters.  PLAN SPORTS MEETING  Gibsons Athletic Association  will hold a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22 starting at 7:30  p.m. for parents and persons in  terested in sports. This meeting will be held in the Union  hall, the former Hilltop Building Supplies building off the  h'ghway in Gibsons.  he said, "by removing massive  rock outcroppings below the  PGE right-of-way and designing  facilities for maximum usage of  the existing property/'  The 'main feature will be the  ,dpublerdeCki7parking -compound  "inside the" ticket booths. The upper deck will cleiar the lower by  16 feet and a total of 490 cars  will    be   accommodated.    Cars  will   be   sorted   by   destination  (Langdale,  Nanaimo  and Bowen Island) in a holding area outside  the  compound.  The  area,  designed  to  avoid  interference  with local Horseshoe Bay traffic, will accommodate over 200  additional cars.  A two-story terminal office  building will be constructed outside the compound on the site  of the present parking area.  This area will be black-topped  and gates installed for pay-parking similar to that at Tsawwas-  sen terminal, at 50c for a 48-  hour period. Mr. Aldous stressed the point that during the  next few weeks of heavy construction, parking adjacent to  the terminal will not be available to ferry passengers and  suggested that wherever possible foot passengers use existing  motor coach services or arrange  to be picked up and dropped  off.  Foot passengers will be treat-  ed to elaborate new facilities  at the terminal. From the baggage area, covered walkways  lead to the new waiting room,  from which separate walkways  fan cut for promenade deck  loading of each ship. The waiting room is designed to serve  automobile passengers also  from within the compound with  a coffee bar and washrooms.  Three separate berths will be  able to handle the present peak  traffic of up to 42 departures on  all three routes. Rock fill from,  the excavation is being used for  the dock construction.  All off-coming traffic will use  a common route up to the Upper Levels junction. With new  highway routings at this point,  local traffic will flow into and  out of Horseshe Bay with a  minimum of difficulty.  The terminal and its approach  es are being constructed under  the supervision of the B.C. Government Department of Highways, Special Projects branch.  The model of the project,  constructed by the Dock District of the' Department of Highways, will be on view for the  public at the British Columbia  Automobile Association headquarters, 845 Burrard St., Vancouver. Coast News, Feb. 15, 1968.  Sr. citizen?home cost-cutting urged  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.  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.  MiuiuttttiiuuiuintttiMii^^  Let's take another look  Gibsons Councillor Wally Peterson's suggestion that Peter Wilson, secretary of the school board, resign first and then council  will reluctantly accept this year's school budget has had a mixed  reception by people involved. Most of them fail to support Mr.  Peterson.  He contends that Mr. Wilson prepares the budget, hands it to  the school board and the board passes it as such. There is an element of truth in what he says if he will admit that the Wilson touch  is the same as the touch of Gibsons' and Sechelt's village clerks,  who do some of the budget preparation. It is true the clerks and  Mr. Wilson can influence the councils or board they represent but  it is still in the hands of the .councils or board to make their own  choice. Therein lies their responsibility.  With the hours of work put into budget preparation by individual members of the school board Councillor Peterson can hardly  hope to have the support of school trustees and expect them to  make Mr. Wilson their scapegoat. If Mr. Peterson seeks to impugn  those involved in the formation of the school budget, he will have  to go right down the line through board members to the district superintendent, school principals, maintenance staff, supervisory  teacher requirements and in the uncontrollable expenditures, salaries and wages, debt considerations and other elements such as  light, heat, water and power, plus changes that might have to be  made in school structures. If he thinks a secretary-treasurer has  100 percent yea or nay over what 'all these departments require  he should recall his own deliberations on council budgets and have  second thoughts.  To the uninitiated reading the school board budget they can  question numerous items and also doubt the necessity of this or  that item. They can attack a whole, section of the budget. For instance there is considerable doubt about the need for the supervisory teacher staff, particularly the music department. As regards  the supervisory teaching staff generally this, was asked for by the  teachers association. As regards the music department, there was  public desire that such should be established. Would he as a trustee have disregarded the teachers and the public and offered a  definite no to such requests?  Let's take a look at the inflationary aspects of budgeting. The  1947 budget of $74,137 taken in the terms of today's dollar value  would have hit pretty close to the $100,000 mark. If the 1968 budget  was reverted to the 1947 dollar value it would have totalled a rough  $1,300,000 instead of the present amost $2,000,000.  The Coast News is not endeavouring to offer a blanket support  of this year's school budget. It is offering a reasonable argument  for deeper consideration of the makeup of the budget. Perhaps the  school trustees should develop a stronger |rend of saying no to the  public, teachers, school pupils and the maintenance staffs.  There is an education department in Victoria which also puts  i'he brake on trustee desires when it feels like doing so. It has put  a freeze on non-essential building but their understanding of what  is non-essential is dictated by top level government policy and  does not agree with trustee desires in maintaining a workable  school district administration.  Perhaps Mr. Peterson could show some modification in his  point of view and withdraw his suggestion that the secretary-  treasurer is the person to blame. It is true that since his arrival,  school budgets have, shown an increase. Perhaps some of that increase was needed?  COAST NEWS  20 YEARS AGO  The provincial government  was showing some interest in  the construction of a highway  between Gibsons and Port Mellon.  Gibsons Ratepayers association has organized a cleanup  clay for early March in the  hope it will become an annual  event as garbage collection was  regarded generally as too costly.  Results of a survey announced at a meeting of the Sechelt  Improvement association indicates that Sechelt favors  municipal incorporation by a  majority of 53 percent. West  Sechelt and Selma Park desired to be excluded.  C. P. Ballentine has been ap-  pionted to take charge of Gibsons Board of Trade paintup  and cleanup campaign.  It is reported that Harry  Winn, agent for the Government telegraph service will  construct a telephone exchange  in Gibsons. The executive of  Gibsons Board of Trade has  decided to prepare a brief on  the water situation to present  to   interested   organizations.  J. W. R. Mason was elected  president of Gibsons Legion  and Mrs. Chris Beacon, president   of   the   Legion   auxiliary.  Tony Gargrave, CCF member  for this constituency proposed  in the legislature that Roberts  Creek road be paved.  10 YEARS AGO  The Sunshine Coast Merchants Credit association dinner meeting decided that 1958  would be the year when there  would be a definite attack on  the  deadbeat situation.  Peninsula Cleaners, Gibsons  announced the opening of their  new premises on Gower Point  road.  A meeting for the organization of jalopy racing was called by Tom Crozier of Sechelt.  A Coast News editorial advocated the British Columbia  should get itself a good government.  W. H. Payne, Conservative  MP for this area announced  that Gibsons would get a breakwater and floats as a result of  approval by the public works  department.  A less expensive way in  which to build homes for elderly citizens was '' advocated by  Hon. Isabel Dawsan, provincial  minister without portfolio, representing Mackenzie constituency, in the lgislature during  the reply to the Throne Speech.  She suggested that architects  fees (usually at a six percent  minimum) adds much to the  overall costs. If the cost of such  fees were eliminated such funds  could be used to purchase furniture. She also suggested basic  plans to be used and the possibilities of pre-fabricated units  in order to reduce overall costs.  I am very pleased indeed to  hear of mention of our elderly  citizens in the Throne Speech,  for as most are aware, I was  requested by minister of social  welfare, to investigate and coordinate the work of the elderly citizens in this province, and  submit a report of recommendation to him by October. Starting in June and ending in September, with a few other commitments in between, I travelled the length and breadth of  the province and met with the  executives of the two maior  elderly citizens groups ��� the  Senior Citizens association and  the Old Age Pensioners associations. * /  ^       *       *  Some 185 groups were contacted. Response of these wonderful citzens was tremendous,  not once were they late, and  I should add, nor was I, although one or two were pretty  Point  of law  (By a Practicing Lawyer)  Copyright applied for  We welcome written questions on legal points from  readers. If possible they  will be answered in this  column. Letters must be  brief, signed and your address shown. Send to "Point  of Law," c^/o this newspaper.  Q. I think I got left some  money in a will by a man who  died eight months ago. The  executor won't do anything. He  won't probate the will. He won't  show it to me, or talk to me  at all. Do I have a t right to see  the will? How long does he  have to do something?  A. It is the executor's duty to  promptly gather in the assets  of the estate, convert them to  cash if the will so states, and  disburse to the beneficiaries.  One frequently hears the expression executor's year meaning the executor has one year  to perform his duties. This is  only a rough rule of thumb and  for complicated estates more  than a year may be necessary.  You do not have >a right to  see the will unless you are  named in it. When the will is  probated it will be available  for public inspection at' the  court registry concerned. Probate is simply the official court  recognition that the will is properly signed and witnessed and  that an executor has been appointed, Etc.  You have a right to subpoena  the will before the court by  commencing legal action  against the executor. You could  then determine if you are a  beneficiary. If you are, you can  then commence another legal  process called issuing a citation whereby the executor can  be forced to proceed with his  duties.  If there is some question  whether the person holding the  will is the executor, or there  is some good and valid reason  why he should not be allowed  to seek probate, you can issue  a caveat opposing the grant of  probate.  After probate the executor  must wait six months before  disbursing the assets in order  to give any claimants an opportunity to attack the will.  Only a spouse or children of  the deceased may so apply and  must prove that they have been  unjustly cut out of the will.  close. They settled, down to discussion quickly and efficiently and these meetings were  completely  informal.  About half a dozen groups  were unable to- arrange meetings but these were contacted  by letter and we were able to  compile information to a remarkable degree about their  communities.  At the conclusion of the trip,  I met with the president and  secretary of the Senior Citizen association and the . first  vice-president and secretary of  the Old Age Pensioners.  In addition to meeting with  elderly citizens themselves, I  visited a -number of private  nursing, homes, self-contained  units, boarding homes, had  meetings with the Vancouver  Housing commission, Panel on  Aging, Volunteer Services, visit  ed the Sixty and Up Clinic in  Vancouver, Holy Family Hospital, welfare workers and others.  The Sixty and Up Clinics  could well be adopted in many  places. The doctor holds these  clinics twice weekly and although she does not give intensive treatment, she does examine them where needed,  checks bruises, bumps and feet,  and most important, as in many  of these cases, has a really  good  talk with the patient.  I would like to say a few  words on EldeiHy Citizens  Housing. There are two ways  that housing for the elderly  may be financed. The one in  the low income housing set up  whereby the federal government makes available through  a loan, 75% of the cost of construction and the other 25% is  split evenly between the municipal government and the provincial government.  *     sje     #  I found during my travels,'  while there were some. who  did not mind this type of accommodation, whereby all in  the low income brackets,  whether they: be the elderly or  family groups, lived in the  same complex, the majority  did not favor this plan. I could  quite see where the elderly  would be nervous walking along  the sidewalks of these complexes because you never  know when some youngster was  going to come wheeling down  the walk on a tricycle, wagon  or  scooter.  Therefore, the, plan offered  by this government is the ideal  setup for the elderly. The local  community, a service club organization or a church group  raises 10% of the cost of construction, .'the provincial government contributes an outright  grant of 33V_% of the cost and  the remainder is raised by  means of a loan usually done  through Central Mortgage and  Housing.  *       *       *  This is proving to be a very  popular way of building homes  for our older citizens.. Some 21  of these projects have already  been completed or likely to be  completed this fiscal year,  three more are under construction and will likely be completed early in the - new fiscal  year, eight have been approv-  ed-in-princip'le, and eleven more  the provincial secretary's department know of that are on  the planning boards of local  communities. . In addition' to  these, I know of others that  will shortly be heard from.  Since 1954, 4,816 accommodations have been provided, making a total of 5,952; 118 organizations have participated with  completion of .190 projects.  I am indeed pleased to note  that greater expenditures are  planned for elderly citizens  housing in the next fiscal year.  It was, and is, my belief that  since we are dealing here with  non-profit homes, that every  thing possible should be done  to speed up building in this  area and also that we should  be able to do it and at less'  cost than in the past. I have  nothing against architects, but  it has been my contention that  in the area of non-profit homes,  the cost of architecture adds  much to the overall cost.  Many communities and  groups could and would raise  the 10% needed, but if the cost  of the architecture were  elim  inated, this money could be  used to help furnish the homes,  because after construction is  completed, they still have to  raise     money    for furnishings,  and this is often quite a task,  especially in the smaller communities. Basic plans, I feel  could be used for such construction with savings in cost  and time. Also pre-fabrication  might be considered as a solution; for this type of building  is- being used more and more  in homes and industrial buildings.  Elderly citizens require certain changes in their self-contained units, that are not neces  sary in those built for family  living. Kitchen cupboards  should not be too high and just  as important, the cupboards below sinks, etc., not too low.  Plugs in the walls should not  be in the baseboard, but rather  higher up, hand rails should  be in all bathrooms, ramps  should provide access or should  be built level with the ground,  to mention but a few.  .  CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE  Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Thursdays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Saturdays 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Post Office Building, Sechelt  Telephone  885-2333  N.   Richard  McKibbin  A   PERSONAL  INSURANCE   SERVICE  PHONE 886-2062 GIBSONS, B.C.  WE ARE OLD FASHIONED  ABOUT GOOD SERVICE  Our pharmacy is modern in appearance. We  carry a complete stock so you can almost always  get what you ask for. Our prescripton equipment is up-to-date and we operate our pharmacy efficiently using the latest inventory ideas  to insure that everything we supply will be  fresh and potent.  But we still have old fashioned ideas about  good service. Senior citizens w5U remember  when everyone who visited a pharmacy was  treated like a friend. Service was attractive, unhurried and dependable. That is the way we  still run our pharmacy. If you like attention,  where you are considered more important than  the purchase you make, then let us be yuor  personal pharmacy.  Your doctor can phone us when you need a  medicine. We will constantly endeavor to keep  abreast of the expanding activities in the field  of pharmacy ��� in this era of srreat 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  STORE HOURS ��� 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ��� FRIDAY 9 a.m. fo 9 p.m.  OPEN ALL DAY WEDNESDAYS  St. Mary's Hospital  Sechelt,   B.C.  NOTICE  HOSPITAL VISITING HOURS ��� REVISED  VISITING HOURS  Are now as follows:  MATERNITY WARD  2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ��� 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Monday through  Sunday ��� ADULTS  ONLY  TWO ONLY AT ANY ONE TIME  CHILDREN ARE  NOT  PERMITTED  IN  MATERNITY  WARDS AT ANY TIME  CHILDREN'S WARD ��� 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  ADULT'S WARD ������ 2 p.m. fo 8:00 p.m.  TWO   VISITORS   ONLY  PER   PATIENT  AT ANY ONE TIME  VISITORS  ARE  NOT PERMITTED  TO  SMOKE  IN   HOSPITAL WARDS  NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 ARE ALLOWED IN WARDS ���  On   SUNDAYS   and   STATUTORY   HOLIDAYS   CHILDREN  are PERMITTED WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY PARENTS  and in ACCORDANCE WITH VISITING HOURS The ever yoiing Grandma Little  By ED. THOMSON  Up at Mr. and Mrs. , Al.  Puchalski's liome:7 on Park  Road, we met Grandma Little,  Irene Puchalski's mother' At  first glance Grandma appeared to be the much taken for  granted dear-little-bld-lady-type.  In years she could well qualify  for the role, having just attained her 83rd birthday. Right  there, we lost the conventional  image, for the years had rolled off Mrs. E. B. Little, mother  of ten children, three girls and  seven boys, not to mention 26  grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren, the latter all  girls, like water off a duck's  back. Y  By way of breaking the ice, ^  in opening our' interview, we  asked Mrs. Little to call the  family roll. With knitting  needles clicking, Grandma is  always knitting for the young  ones when she is not reading  up on current events or looking  in on her favorite TV program,  stated that nine of her ten children are still living, six served  with the armed forces during  World War II. Bruce, a high  school teacher was killed overseas with the RCAF.  Irene (Mrs. Puchalski) formerly a teacher, now prefers the  role 'of homemaker; Kenneth,  '. supervsor with the Manitoba  Telephones; Agnes, secretary  to the manager Ford Motors,  Oakyille, Ont. served as captain in the CWAGS; Elinor, now  living in New Jersey, was  formerly inteligence officer  with the combined American  and British staffs, South Pacific; Jack served in the RCN  and is now a druggist in Mc-���  Creary, Manitoba; Stewart also  saw service with the RCN, now  a veterinary in Medicine Hat;  Adam, a doctor in Edmonton;  Harry, the youngest ... son, a  psychiatrist in TJrbana,1 Illinois,  who also served in the RCAF  and James a watchmaker in  Winnipeg.  Standing out in the legion of  nieces and nephews is Mitchell  Sharpe, Canada's Minister of  Finance. Of this nephew she  has a fond recollection as a  little boy and watched him  through the years attain professional success and political  prominence through sheer hard  work and determination.  Mrs.  Little, a  native' of Bel-  In Taking Over  LISSI LAND  FLORISTS  Lorraine Knapman  and  Bob Heard  Welcome the Opportunity  ���to continue to serve the folks in the Gibsons  area and all along the Sunshine Coast with the  same care and attention shown by the former  owners, Bill and Jean Lissiman.  We will of course continue to offer a wide and seasonal  variety of fresh cut flowers, bouquets, wreaths, sprays,  corsages,   wedding   flowers   and  floral   arrangements.  Also, a wide selection of carefully chosen giftware,  including crystal, cut glass, colored glassware, silver  pieces, tapers,  artificial flowers, ornaments, Etc.  We are  looking forward to meeting all the  Lissi Land customers,  old and new  LISSI LAND FLORISTS  Gower Point Road, GIBSONS ��� Ph. 886-9345  FLOWERS  Anywhere  TELEGRAPHED  in the World  Homes for aged  Hon. E. J. Benson, president  of the Treasury Board and  minister responsible to parliament for Central Mortgage, and  Housing corporation announces  the award of a CMHC contract  in the amount of $1,747,999 for  the construction of a.federal-  provincial low-rental housing  project   in   Vancouver.  The     contract,     awarded to  8       '8961 'SI   qa_I 'SMdft ;seo^  Laing Construction and Equipment Limited of New Westminster, is for the construction of  a 154-unit project. The project  consists of 54 row-housing units  containing 32 two-bedroom, 10  three-bedroom, six four-bedroom and six five-bedroom  suites and a high-rise apartment building containing 71  bachelor and 29 one-bedroom  units.  Gibsons Rod & Gun Club  fast, Ireland, came to Canada  in 1904 and with her husband,  the local magistrate and juvenile judge, lived and raised  their family in Dauphin, Manitoba. 7 ��� ..���".������  The Littles resided in this  Manitoba tawn for 59 years and  following the death of her husband in 7195& Mrs. Little made  her home base with her son  Kenneth in Winnipeg ... that  is, when she is not visiting  around with other members of  the family wnere she is. in constant demand as baby-sitter  and mediator.  This bird-of-passasge existence  suits Mrs. Little, helping her  maintain a vital interest' in the  do:ngs of her widely scattered  family. Her philosophy on life  to live it as best you can, always   remembering   the   minor  4H  Valentine Portrait  SPECIAL  Three 5 x  7s  Black and White  Complete with Folder Mount  $9.75  Prices  for color on request  BILL PRICE  Ph.  886-9361  for Appointment  We Consider Ourselves Fortunate  as the New Owners of  Marine Men's Wear  ���and look forward fo serving valued  Old Customers and New  In our operation we will be assisted for the present  by Vince Prewer. We will both be most happy to look  after your clothing needs and watch repairs same as  before.  Please Drop in and Say Hello  Floyd and Gladys McGregor  Now Operating  MARINE MEN'S WEAR  GIBSONS ��� Ph.  886-2116  mistakes and odd heartbreak  are all a part of the pattern of  living. As for the youngsters of  today, while she finds- them a  much different breed, from her  day, she puts much of -this  , down to the swing over the past  four generations from too rigid  parental control to the laxness  now found in family life.  Recalling, that while no strap  hung in their woodshed back  in Dauphin, she was at times  mighty handy with the back of  the hairbrush, as her husband,  a busy man, left the disciplining  of the ten Little children to her.  Right at the moment Grandma Little is perched ready to  set off for Winnipeg and while  she regrets leaving the Puchal-  skis and the Sunshine Coast,  she must be away to the call  of the rest  of the tribe.  At 83 years young she is indeed this bright new modern  version of that dear Little old  lady who is eternally young.  presents  Tommy  Tompkins  WILD LIFE SHOWS  Spectacular  Color  Film  "A WOLF CALLED NAHANNI  A SHOW FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY  High School Auditorium  Monday, February 19  7-*30 P-m.  ADULTS $1 ��� CHILDREN under 12 50^  If  Hs a Comforting Thought.  The Canda Pmsign Plan  Starting this month, your Canada  Pension Plan pays Survivors' Benefits  ... at no extra cost to you. These include  a death benefit paid in a lump sum,  widows' pensions, disabled widowers' pensions and benefits for dependent children. Benefits become payable  to a contributor's survivors in February if  he has contributed to the plan for 1966,  1967 and for the required period in 1968.  It's a comforting thought to know that  your family can relyon the Canada Pension Plan, even if you aren't here to look  after them, especially if you have young  children. FOR MORE INFORMATION  ON SURVIVORS'BENEFITS, VISIT OR  WRITE YOUR NEAREST CANADA  PENSION PLAN OFFICE.  YOUR DISTRICT AND LOCAL OFFICES:  PENTICTON���Main Floor,  Old Federal Bldg., 301 Main Street  Phone 492-0722  Castlegar��� 605 Columbia Avenue  Cranbrook���5 - 10th Avenue  South  Dawson Creek���1005 - 104th  Avenue  Kamloops���345 Third Avenue  Prince George���575 Quebec St.  Prince Rupert���214 Third Street  Quesnel���Federal Building  Revelstoke���205 Boyle Avenue  VANCOUVER���Room 101, Sun  Tower, 100 West Pender Street  Phone 688-1341  Chilliwack���Room 2, Post Office  Bldg.  New Westminster���60 - 8th St.  Powell River���4717A Marine  Avenue, Westview, B.C.  VICTORIA���Room 413,  1230 Government St  Phone 386-8411  Courtenay���375 Cliff Street  Nanaimo���66 Front Street  _     ISSUED BY THE HON. ALLAN J. MACEACHEN, MINISTER  THE    DEPARTMENT   OF   NATIONAL   HEALTH    AND    WELFARE BIRTHS  MISC. FOR SALE (Cont'd)  ALLNUTT ��� To Dot and Fred  Allnutt, Gibsons, a baby girl,  7 lbs., 6V_- oz. on Feb. 8, 1968,  at St. Mary's Hospital  DEATHS  CONNOR ���  On  Feb.   12,   1968  Joseph  Henry Connor, aged 82  years, of Gibsons, B.C. Survived   by   1   son   Ed,   Gibsons;   2  daughters,   Mrs.    Eva    Oliver,  Lake Cowichan, B.C.;  Mrs. Josie   Davies,   Gibsons,   B.C.;    5  grandchildren,    6    great-grandchildren;   1 brother  and 2  sisters   in   the  Isle   of   Man   Mr.  Connor was  a  member  of the  Royal Canadian Legion 109, and  a retired B.C. Electric employee.  Funeral Fri.. Feb 16 at 11  a.m.   from  the  Family  Chapel  of  the  Harvey Funeral Home,  Rev.   H.   Kelly   officiating.   Interment Seaview Cemetery.  SINCLAIR ��� On Feb. .10, 1968,  Robert Bruce Sinclair, of Secret Cove, B.C. Survived by 1  sister-in-law Mrs. Vic Sinclair,  Victor'a and friends in Secret  Cove. Memorial service at a later nate. 'HARVEY FUNERAL  HOME, Gibsons, B.C., directors  CARD OF THANKS  I would like to thank my many  friends for their cards aid  phone calls. Also the Royal Canadian Legion, O.A.P. Branch 38,  and many others who sent flowers and gifts for Christmas, also  my neighbors for their kindness.  When I get out I will thank you  personally. The best for 1968.  ���Daisy Crowhurst.  At the end of the fiscal year,  the six auxiliaries to St. Mary's  Hospital wish to give grateful  thanks to: The editor of this  paper for excellent coverage;  All those who have given freely  of time and labor to make the  cottage into a store; And last,  but by no means least, the  many who have donated to and  patronized the Thrift Shop.  -  FLORISTS  Wreaths and sprays  1 L'ss-'l'and   Florists  Phone 886-9345  Gibsons.  FLOWERS for all Occasions  T.:i;kprv Slower & Garden Shop  Phone 886-2463, Sechelt 885-9455  NOTICE  I will not be responsible for any  debts   contracted  in  my name  by any other than myself,  on  or after Feb. 14, 1968.  Signed, Steve Vesely,  R.R. 1, Sechelt, B.C.  HELP WANTED  63 YEAR OLD FIRM. . .  ... needs man in Gibsons area,  for sale of GOODYEAR ROOFING LINE, complete BLACKTOP MAINTENANCE PROGRAM and other specialized  INDUSTRIAL COATINGS and  COMPOUNDS. Write L. P.  DEITZ, President, Consolidated  Paint & Varnish (Canada) Ltd.,  P.O. Box 39, Rosemont, Montreal, Canada.  WORK WANTED  Tree pruning and hedges clipped. George Charman, Phone  886-9862.  Dressmaking and alterations.  Muryl Roth, 886-7006.  Alterations   and   light  Ila Lockhart, 886-2353.  sewing.  For your painting, interior  and exterior, and paper hanging, 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.  PETS  Home wanted for 2 week old  part Lsfb female pup. Phone 886  2818 after 5 p.m.  MISC. FOR SALE  4 track Philips Stereo tape recorder, $150; 19" portable TV,  like new, $85; 8 gal. good grade  house paint, $30; 4 chrome bar  stools, $20; trilight glass shade,  $5.  Phone 886-7006.  PLANTING TIME  for Fruit Trees, Shrubs, etc.  Check our stocks  and place your order.  WYNGAERT ENTERPRISES  Gibsons, 886-9350  MOVING SALE  Large curved 3 pc. Kroehler  sectional sofa (comfy but needs  slipcovers); 2 cabinets, 1 tall  and narrow, 1 wide and short  with sliding glass doors; small  wooden coffee table; small metal kitchen utility table;, several  -ladders; double stainless steel  sink (new); garbage disposal  unit; electric fan; garden and  hand tools; 2 snow tires, 9 00 v  14s; complete children's encyclopedia set; misc. kitchen  housewares; bedding; clothing,  etc. children's. ice skates, 2 pr.;  baseball cleats; reg. bowling  ball and bag; TV rabbit ears  etc. TO SEE call 886-2286 after  5 p.m. Mon. - Fri. or weekends  all day. ;  Duplicate counter sales books,  23c each; triplicate counter  sales books 37c each. Restaurant checks 14c each. Coast News  886-2622.   ^   .  2 piece chesterfield suite with  slip covers; 3 ft,6" walnut bed  complete; complete set copper  fireplace accessories. Frigidaire. Phone 8S6-2202.   7 ee woodgrain Arborite dinette  suite, extends from 48 to^60 ,  as new, $75. Also walnut bed set  head and footboard, Postureped-  ��� ic spring, felt mattress; 4 drawer dresser, very good condition,  $75. Phone 886^23_.3.        '  Part Arab horses. 886-2051.  Three plate glass tropical fish  tanks, sizes 50 gal., 15 and V/z  gal. Complete with filters and  lir pump. Alltfiree $55 Can.be  seen at 1163 Franklin Rd., after  5 p.m.   400 fowl, 50c live, $1 dressed.  Dressed   birds   on   order.   885-  2048.   New, used and reconditioned  chain saws and outboards. Ail  makes  and models.  CHAIN SAW CENTRE  Sechelt.  Phone 885-9626  rriod local nay for sale,  $1 a  bale  delivered.  Phone  946-6568.  See our large selection of wedding invitations and announcements at the Coast News   /  ELECTROLUX  SALES   &   SERVICE  for  Gibsons  &  Sechelt Area  GORDON HEWITT  Gibsons, B.C.  Ph. 886-2817  SPORTING  GOODS  Hardware and appliances  Where  your dollar has  more  cents  EARL'S IN GIBSONS  886-9600  Used electric and gas ranges,  also oil ranges. C & S Sales. Ph.  R85-9713. Sechelt.  CARS. TRUCKS FOR SALE  Pickup, 52 Chev, approx. 9000  miles on factory reconditioned  motor. New brakes, overloads,  radio. 886-2765. '  1960 Zephyr 4 door sedan, standard, very good condition. Ph.  886-9396.  59 Rambler station wagon, pull-  manized seats, in good condition, $400. Phone 886^2564 or 886-  7001.   '53 Pontiac, running order, $60.  Phone 886-9528.   1961 Volkswagen bus, or trade  for chain  saw.  Phone 886-2671.  1953 - American Pontiac, good  shape, rebuilt motor, rebuilt  transmission, good radio, glass  and new rubber. Make reasonable offer. Dave Vernon, Gower  Point Road. 886-2887.  BOATS FOR SALE  17 ft. cabin boat. Phone 885-2116  BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES  PROPERTY  Invest a small payment each  month in available choice view  property on the Sunshine Coast,  as a means of saving, plus the  potential of at least doubling  the value of your holding in 5  years. No better investment  anvwhere! R. W. Vernon, Gower Point Road, Gibsons, 886-2887  FUELS  DO YOU NEED COAL?  Drumheller Lump        $31 ton  Drumhelltr Egg $30 ton  Heat Glow Briquettes $36 ton  PRATT ROAD  AUTO WRECKERS  Chaster Rd. (Honeymoon  Lane)  Gibsons ��� Ph. 886-9535  4       Coast News, Feb. 15; 1988..  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, prima-  coird, etc.  ~ PEDICURIST.  Mrs.  F. E.  Campbell  Spl.ma Park, on bus stop  ;885-9778  Evenings by appointment  Alcoholics Anonymous. Post Office Box .94. Sechelt. Phone  886-9876 .  We buy beer bottles. 25c doz.  brought to property, 20c if we  collect. Pratt Road Auto Wreckers, Chaster Road. Gibsons. 886-  9535.  For complete 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. ' ���        *  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.  SUNSHINE COAST REAL ESTAT  fo  IMMACULATE 2 bdrm home,  neat kitchen, view living room,  full bath, on small view lot in  good location. $2750, down on  $7000. Bal. at  FOR RENT  Pratt Road in Gibsons, five year  old home, 2 bedrooms main floor  V/z sets plumbing, hardwood  floors throughout, automatic  heat and 220 wiring. $130 per  month. Contact Ernie Herrin,  886-9810.  3 bedroom semi^furnished heat-  ed suite. Phone 886-2161.   Avail. March 1. Modern 2 bedroom compact house, all elec.  with view, carport, heat, fireplace Suit couple or couple with  one child. Box 344, Gibsons.  3 room furnished self contained   suite,   Gibsons.  886^9902.      '  1   bedroom,   large   newly   deteriorated, suite,   $65.  Ph.  886-2055.  1 bedroom duplex suite. $65.  Phone 886-2055  BEST ACCOMMODATION  IN GIBSONS  MAPLE CRESCENT  NEW DELUXE APARTMENT  3 bedroom apartments vacant  now. FREE heat, washing  facilities, drapes, blinds, parking, water, garbage collection. Colored appliances and  plumbing. Luxury living at low  cost.  Phone 886-7049  PROPERTY FOR SALE  WATERFRONT HOME, Selma  Park, all electric, sandy beach,  well treed lot, 2 bedrooms, unfinished attic, carport view.  $18,000, Terms. Owner 885-9764.  Davis Bay, few steps from sandy beach, 3 bedroom and rumpus room, liv. room, kitchen.  Auto-oil furnace. $12,000 f.p.  Terms H. Hill,,885-9764  ~ SPECIAL  1 large double frontage view lot  ��� cleared. ��� near good beach  and with good water supply ���  easy terms. R. W. Vernon, 886-  2887.  Gibsons waterfront lots available. Phone 886-2466.  GOWER   POINT ~"  Choice view residential lots,  cleared good water, also Mt  acre or more view lots near  good beach. Ideal for summer  homes or investment. Terms, or  discount for cash. R. W. Vernon  886-2887.  One semi-waterfront lot, Hopkins Landing. Phone 886-2466  CONSTRUCTION  Everything lor your  ,    building needs  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Sechelt.  Phone 885-228?  Alder, stove and fireplace \ ood  for sale.  Phone  886-9861.  SHARE YOUR  GOOD HEALTH  BE A BLOOD DONOR  Seven lovely view acres with  large hwy front. Rough Cleared,  old bldg. Creek thru property.  Terms on $7000.  Near new 3 bdrm home on  V/z acres, modern kitchen, lge.  L.R. has fireplace, full concrete  basement requires some finishing. A/oil heat. $25,000 full  price, some terms.  Three year old ultra modern  home has incomparable view.  All services, 2 lge. bdrms, spacious living and dining room.  , Firepace, bright step saver kitchen. Sparkling tile bathroom  with enclosed tub. W/W thru-  out. Matching garage. Many added features. Priced to sell at  $27,500.  For those with limited funds!  Only $800 down on full price of  $5500. Bal. as rent. 3 bdrms.  Lge. view L.R. Comb, kitchen  dining area Needs work but livable. Close to good beach. Early  possession.  Listings needed in Halfmoon  Bay and Welcome Beach area,  also the Islands. Clients waiting.  K. BUTLER REALTY  & Insurance  Gibsons. B.C.  Phone 886-2000  UNDERWRITING LIFE  & MORTGAGE INSURANCE  Representing  MONTREAL  LIFE INSURANCE Co.  WELCOME BEACH ��� Waterfront ���- Fully modern' basement home an beautifully  landscaped property with  130 feet beach frontage and  commanding view of Welcome Passage from sundeck  Panelled living room has  fireplace and sage green  wall, to wall broad|loo_n;:  separate dining room. Autumn Breeze Arborite- in all-  electric kitchen; separate  . utility room with extra cupboards off kitchen; colored  vanity bathroom. Rec. room  and extra bedroom in basement. Auto-oil heating. Full  price  $23,500.  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  SAKINAW LAKE ��� Your  choice of four highly desirable waterfront lots on  this picturesque 6^_i 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  Skating news  EWART McMYNN  REALTY & INSURANCE  OFFICE   PHONES  886-2Jfi6 anrl 886-2248  MEMBER:  MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  Six yr. house, 800 sq. ft. with  2 bdrms. Interior finishing needed. Lot 64 x 240. Pratt Rd. area  $6500 cash or near offer.  Well constructed view home  in Gibsons. 3 bdrms and full  bsmt. A/O, 220 wiring, garage.  $15,000, low dn. payment.  2 acres, good apartment site,  view. Gibsons, 4 bdrm older  house, 220 wiring, $21,000, ^  cash.  2 bdrm full bsmt village home  close to stores, $5,000 to handle.  $16,000 or $17,500 furn.  E.  McMynn  Do Wortman  J.   Warn  J. E. White  886-2500  886-2393  886-2681  886-2935  Box 238, Gibsons, B.C.  DIAL 886-2481  Gibsons Village  Attractive Post & Beam home  2 bedroams, choice location.  Full price $13,500.  Gibsons Rural  Large acreage on highway.  Close in. Easy clearing. Strate-  ic location. Only $15,000.  Gibsons Village  Beautiful view lot on Sargent  Road. Full price $2500. Easy  terms.  DIAL 886-2481  CHARLES ENGLISH Ltd.  Real  Estate  and Insurance  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  GIBSONS.  B.C.        Ph.  886-2481  Roberts Creek ��� 9.4 acres.  Southerly slope. Good holding  property or immediate development. Reasonably priced at  $2,300.  Granthams: Residential lot*  On water line. Highway frontage. 60' x 125' Full price $1,100.  Gibsons ��� Comfortable, well  planned, single bedroom cottage  on spacious lot. Ideal for retired couple. F.P. $5,000. Some  terms.  SECHELT AGENCIES LTD.  Realty & Insurance  Gibsons  Call C. R. Gathercole  Office 886-7015        Res.  886-2785   _.t. .   . .      , ,   .   .  Member of the Multiple Listing tition  was   being  circulated to  Service of Vancouver Real       have music taught d��rmg regu-  Estate Board lar school hours.  The Gibsons and Area Skate  club apologizes to those people  who had expected skating at  Pont Mellon last Sunday. , The  club has apparently been in error in advertising skating every  Sunday instead of alternate  weeks. With the present membership it is only possible to  run a limited number of sessions each month plus the possibility of additional skating in  Pender Harbour, on alternate  Fridays, which increases the  workload even more. The only  way public demand for skating  sessions can be met is to increase the membership and thus  spread the work more evenly.  Therefore, those who would like  to have roller skating in their  area, whether it be Port Mellon or Pender Harbour, please  approach a current member and  volunteer your services. This is  the only way the club will be  able to expand to meet demands  Drop in on a Tuesday evening  or Saturday afternoon in Elphinstone High School gym,  and help the club to grow.  Something new  Something new has.been added to the swinging social life of  Gibsons area. It is a Saturday  evening dine and dance at Cedars Inn opposite Sunnycrest  Plaza.  There is music and excellent  food. The music is from Don  Camozzi's versatile Cordovox  and among the pleased parties  which has sampled the Saturday evening dine and dance recently was Mr. and Mrs. William Price who entertained Mr.  Price's father, William on the  occasion of his, birthday. Reservations can be made in advance  for parties and arrangements  made for birthday or other social events, with an assist from  members of Cedars Inn staff.  The Prices were enthusiastic  about the dine and dance angle  and see in it a real fillip to Gibsons social whirl.  Oops! Sorry!  Misinterpretation of the intent of a remark passed at the  school board meeting with councillors by Trustee Mrs. A. Labonte resulted in a wrong impression being published.  The discussion was centred on  the music department of the  public schools and acoustics  not being the best when the  board room is crowded it sounded as though Mrs. Labonte was  saying a petition was being circulated to get more music teaching after normal school hours.  This was not the case. Mrs. Labonte was explaining that a pe-  '-.y Editor: Before'weget completely carried gway by the  probleihs "of', school taxes it  might be pertinent to remember that the School Board's job  is to provide an education for  our children, all our children.  It isn't too long ago that even  reading and writing were the  privilege of a few, and only  comparatively recently that even basic education has been  provided for all children. T'ifc  meaning of education is changing too and we have progressed  from the limited education necessary to fit a child for his station in life to facing the cha'  lenge of the 20th century to  educate the WHOLE child and  EVERY child according to his  potential. This alone has opened up vast areas not previously  considered necessary to the public school system and, coupled  with an exploding school population has given school boards  all over the continent almost insurmountable problems.  Our school board is to be congratulated on the way it has  constructively tackled these  problems on all fronts, providing for all chidren skills pre-  viousy reserved for a few and  at the same time taking responsibility for the individual child,  the retarded, the slow-learner,  the emotionally handicapped  and the child with visual and  aural defects. In earlier times  most of these children would  have been relegated to the human garbage dump and become  a burden to society.  The latest trend, assisted by  the economic necessity to keep  the post-war baby boom from  flooding the labor market is  continuing post-secondary education for all. Hence the need  for Regional Colleges to help  relieve the over crowding at  universities, vocational and  ... technical colleges and provide  a wide variety of short term  courses.  Of course it costs money, and  eventually it all comes from the  same taxpayer, but it would  seem simpler to pay for education facilities rather than for  doles, welfare, prisons and borstal institutions. ���Marion West  WORKING PARTY  ''���'���' Timber Trail Riding club announces a work party Saturday  and Sunday starting at 10 a.m.  behind the Super-Valu store.  Members are preparing a riding area for club use.  CHURCH SERVICES  ANGLICAN  St. Bartholomew's, Gibsons  11:00 a.m., Church School  11:15 aim., Holy Eucharist  7:30 p.m., Evensong  St. Aidan's, Roberts Creek  11 a.m., Church School  3:00 p.m., Evensong  PORT MELLON  9:15 a.m., Matins  St.   Hilda's,   Sechelt  8 a.m., Holy Eucharist '  9:30 a.m., Chtirch School  7:30 p.m., Evening Prayer  St. Mary's Church, Garden Bay  11.15 a.m., Holy Communion  Egmont  3 p.m.  Evensong  UNITED  Gibsons  11  a.m..  Divine  Service  Roberts Creek  2 p.m.. Divine Worship  Wilson  Creek  11:15 a.m., Divine Worship  Also on 2nd Sunday of each  month at 3:30 p.m.  BAPTIS1  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 p.m.,  Wed.,  Prayer  Rev. A. 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.  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 Gihsotis^auxiliary growing  Brownies in fly up  In a ceremony Monday night,  16 Brownies flew and walked  up to Guides to form a new  Guide Company in Gibsons, under the leadership of Captain  Anne Dempster and Lieutenant  Pat Hogan.  From   1st  Gibsons  Brownies,  Anne Kelly, Shelly Benson,  Jackie Rhodes and Brenda  Sanderson flew up. From 2nd  Gibsons Pack,, Debbie Hill,  Debbie Pedhault,. Camille  Purynik,, Y Dorothy^ Fraser,  Valerie Roberts, Gail Roberts,  Cindy    Whieldon,     Janet Hart,  C of G president coming  Three chambers of commerce  Gibsons, Sechelt ' and Pender  Harbour, will be visited starting Feb. 22 by J. Bruce Smith,  president of the British Columbia Chamber of Commerce. He  will be accompanied by his  wife.   '  The Gibsons meeting will be  on Feb. 22 with members of the  executive. Sechelt Chamber will  hold a luncheon meeting on Feb.  23 and from there Mr. Smith  will journey up to Pender Harbour where he will join a dinner at 6:30 at Pender Harbour  Hotel. Those desiring to attend  the  dinner  should inform  Mrs.  K & E Towing  & Auto Salvage  ROBERTS CREEK, B.C.  24-HOUR SERVICE  Phone 886-2810  Jo Benjafield, at 883-2336 so she  can arrange necessary catering.  There, will be a business meeting following the dinner and  starting at 8 p.m.  Mr. J. Bruce Smith, born in  Vancouver, is president of Okan-  agan Investments Ltd, Kelowna.  Prior to assuming this position  in 1960 he was executive vice-  president of , the same firm;  -president, Smith Button Works,  Vancouver; and account executive, Lauder Mercer Co. Ltd.,  Vancouver.  Now a resident of . Kelowna,  Mr. Smith is a past president of  the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce: He served ais vice-president of the. British Columbia  Chamber of Commerce and was  elected president at the 16th  annual meeting. He is also a.  member of the Vancouver Stock  Exchange, Investment Dealers  Association of Canada and B.C.  Bond Dealers Association.  TAKEN   TO   HOSPITAL  William Grant, 67, Roberts  Creek, was taken to St. Mary's  hospital . Thursday suffering  from a gunshot wound in the  head. Later he was moved to  Vancouver General hospital.  Statement of Receipts  and Disbursements  Gibsons Rural Centennial Committee 1966-1967  Receipts  _  Government Grants  for  Project  $2,704.00  Government Grants for Administration  s>  and  Celebrations  726.85  Sales  of  Centennial  Merchandise  637.75  interest on  Savings  Acct.  4.46  Gibsons Committee - share  '*���  Pioneers   Dinner  51.72  Roberts Creek Committee - share  Pioneer  Dinner  59.22  Hopkins Landing Committee-Contribution  75.00 $4,259.00  Disbursements                                           ,    '  /  Bank Charges  %      7.09  Office Expense - Postage - Publicity  57.18  Donations  r  Gibsons & District Celebrations  Committee  10.00  Sunshine Coast Fall Fair  12.00  Medallions Donated  37.50  Gibsons July 1st Committee 1966  100.00  Dinner for Crew S.S. Beaver  15.00  Tickets - Kitsilano Boys Band  12.80  Gibsons July 1st Committee 1967  50.00  Gibsons July 1st Committee Balloons  20.40  Project:  Brothers Park  2,114.00  Project: Flagstaff & Concrete Emblem  470.81  Pioneers Dinner & Entertainment  249.18  Purchase of Centennial Merchandise  427.60 $3,613.56  Balance on hand as at Feb. 12th 1J  Reconciliation  168              $   645.44  i; .���.'...���_:"  ���  ���  Royal   Bank   C/A  $   535.30  Royal Bank Savings  $   110.14 $   645.44  R. HAIG, Treas  ��� ��  D.  WORTMAN,  Chair.  Kathy Whiting and Kathy Zueff  flew up. Beverly Ferris flew up  and Laurie Weston walked up  from Port Mellon Pack.  Brownies were presented with  their wings before an audience  idf about 50 parents and friends  by Peggy Volen, district commissioner, who also enrolled  three new Guides, Carrie Mahlman, Millie Armstrong and  Oandace Harrison into the 1st  Gibsons Company. The ceremony took place in Gibsons  United Church Hall.  movies  As an audio-visual extension  of Grades 10 and 11 English  classes at Elphinstone Secondary School, a special showing of  Lord of the Flyes will be given  at the Twilight Theatre Friday  at -1:30 p.m. Students and parents and friends are invited to  this special matinee.  - Commenting on the importance of audio-visual method of  extending classroom studies,  Mr. Les Peterson pointed out  that such theatre presentations  were much more effective than  student-faculty attempts at live  characterization, especially as  such efforts proved costly oh the  school equipment.  Twilight Theatre management  in co-operation with the school  English department has already  made available a number of  plays for the school program.  Mr. Peterson mentioned the Peter Ustinov production of Romanoff and Juliette viewed by  the English classes before  Christmas. In addition to Lord  of the Flyes, arrangements are  being made for the presentation  of several other film productions before showing MacBath  around Easter.  On Sunday, Feb. 18, ai showing of How to Steal a Million  will be sponsored by the Mount  Elphinstone Junior Red Cross  at a 2:30 matinee. The Junior  Red Cross extends an open invitation to the public and requests that donations be over  50 cents.  ROBERTS CREEK  <By MADGE NEWMAN)  Mr. Syd Jordan spent a vacation at the home of Mr. Dave  Lefler.  Mrs. E. Saddler, who has lived with her grandson, Wilson  Anderson, in Nanaimo, for several months, and who had the  misfortune to break her hip last  October, has been out of hospital for two months, and is re-'  covering well. Her daughter,  Mrs. J. Leatherdale, Lower Rd.  has spent the winter with her.  Mary Sprott and Perry Dickinson, of Portland, are guests  of their aunt, Mrs. Wm. Crocker. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Sprott  will be up to collect the children at the weekend.  Mr. and Mrs. Calvin K. Tun-  bridge, of Williams Lake, are  guests of Mrs. Tunbridge's sister, Mrs. Marie Lessing, for a  short stay before starting on a  train and boat trip to England  where they will visit another sis-  er, Mrs. Agnes Thomas, in Man  Chester.  GOT  YOUR  PLATES  In order to accommodate  those persons seeking car license plates the usual arrangement will be made that the Sechelt municipal office will be  opened on Monday, Feb. 26.  George Adams will be added to  the staff starting Feb. 15  A recent increase of membership >" indicates new interest being shown in Gibsons' Hospital  auxiliary .work. Financially,  the Gibsons auxiliary has done  quite well this past year, with  the raising of 346.60. This  money, together with their  bank balance 7 of $394.22 has  been given to St. Nary's Hospital auxiliary to be used in  the purchasing of a. mobile  medicine unit, Gibsons, share  towards a heart machine and  other shared;' expenses on purchasing of "equipment for the  hospital. 7  On Jan. 9, Mrs. Dboley Mason  and Mrs. Marg Smith represented the Gibsons auxiliary at  a meeting in St. Paul's hospital.  Donna Anderson of the Vancouver Sun, the guest speaker,  reported on the importance of  good public relations and the  use of .publicity. '  Mrs. McNaughton of St.  Paul's auxiliary told the delegates that . Hospital Week be  recognized from May 5 to May  12 and it is hoped that., the  individual auxiliaries /will observe this week and do their  utmost to let the public know  of the importance of the Hospital auxiliaries' .work. May 12  is Florence Nightingale Day.  The regional meeting of the  Lower Mainland auxiliaries  will be held in Sechelt on April  24 with all six  Sunshine Coast  auxiliaries taking part to make  this one day conference a success. Mrs. Dobell and Mrs.  Lenora Inglis will represent  Gibsons auxiliary at a special  meeting to be held at the home  of Mrs. Wolverton on Feb. 20  at 2 p.m.  Mr. Znotin has kindly donated  to the auxiliary a picture of  a sailing ship and a hand carved ' jewel box which is being  raffled, tickets being available  from auxiliary members.  The auxiliary would like the  public to know, that they have  a good selection of hand-knit  baby clothes for sale. These  articles can be seen at the  home of Mrs. Jean Wyngaert,  Sechelt Highway.  The executive for the coming year is Mrs. Ivy Richards,  president; Mrs. Almeda Whiting, vice-president: Mrs. Dobell, 2nd vice-president; Mrs.  Gertrude Hope secretary; Mrs.  Dooley Mason, treasurer and  Mrs. Marg Smith, public relations. The next meeting will  be held March 14 at 1:30 p.m.  in Health centre.  FALSE   ALARM  Wednesday morning's fire  call shortly before 10 o'clock  was a false alarm. Some small  girl had been using the fire  call phone number several  "times during the morning. She  said that her mummy was at  work and her name was Kathy.  Coast News, Feb. 15, 1988.       5  BPW members  hear director  The Sunshine Coast BPW club  had an enjoyable dinner meeting at Ole's Cove on Tuesday,  Feb. 6, when the^ speaker, Mrs.  C. Waddell, director of the women's bureau in Vancouver, explained the structure and work  of the bureau. She outlined how  it works in close co-operation  with the department of labor,  Canada - Manpower and other  government agencies, and is  concerned with working conditions, salaries and promotions  of the workSng woman.  The chairman reported the  club had received 4 letter of  thanks from the Vancouver  branch of the United Nations  Association for their efforts in  selling UNICEF Christmas  cards, which sales totalled  $158.56. < ;  For the March meeting the  popular regional director for  this area, Mrs. Phyllis Chandler  who has visited the club twice  before, will be the speaker. To  accommodate Mrs. Chandler, a  working woman, the March  meeting will be held on Sunday,  March 3, taking the form of a  luncheon meeting at 1 p.m. All  club members are urged to try  and attend as Mrs. Chandler's  visits are always interesting, informative and enjoyable.  it's Morgans  Here's where you can suit  yourself to perfection .  and save yourself important  money.  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He has  been involved in adult instructor training not. only at the  university but with management labor and other groups  for many years.  The tale of aYSiawiese cat By er?c ���omson      coast hew. want ads  LA. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION 109  RUMMAGE SALE  Saturday, Feb. 17  XO to 12 noon  LEGION   HALL - GIBSONS  Any suitable articles to be donated please phone Mrs.  Gerry  Clarke  886-7719  or Mrs.  Pat Schindel  886-2905   for   pickup  BACK HOE  & LOADER  SERVICE  ��� TRENCHING  ��� DITCHING  ��� EXCAVATING  GRAVEL FILL & TOP SOIL  Phone: Days 886-2663  Nights 886-2378  or        886-7764  Fiedler Bros. Contracting  Coast Highway, ��� Gibsons  M  any  H  appy  /  Returns  with Zurich's equity 65 plan . . .  to activate your insurance premium.  Equity 65, a unique opportunity. Equity, a new  way for you to share. Age 65, a time to reap the  many benefits of this revolutionary concept. 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While the social columns of  the Coast News are still recounting visits; to friends and  relatives on the Sunshine Coast  of folk from far away places,  this house would like to record  that it too had a house guest,  but-from next door, Deborah's  well-loved and well-named  Misty Blue, a charming and  friendly Siamese lady of marked beauty and brains.  Some time before Christmas,  William Dockar, ...a diplomatic  young gentleman, who shares  adjoining, foreshore's with me,  sounded out as tp' whether we  would look after his sister's  cat, while the family went to  California over the holidays. I  suggested that we had better  see the mistress of the house.  She wasn't the least bit difficult to deal with, and in due  course Deborah appeared, carrying a fair-sized carton, containing what the army called  the unexpected portion of the  day's rations, and tins of  chicken, liver, and kidney, and  other delicacies, from which it  was easy to deduce that Misty  was well cared for, and, Misty  in tow. While the ladies were  discussing cat "care, Misty and  I were in the background, and  Misty batted, a. most suggestive eye at me. We had been  haying an affair for a long  tinie.     .  .-���.-������*       *      .*���  Once there were two Siamese :  cats.  They appeared after the  school   bus   left,   and   perched,  on the two fence posts on the^  side fence  above  our  kitchen,  and watched us by'the hour.  Then there  was  one: -We  subsequently learned from William  Dockar     that     they were  the  Dockar   cats,   Misty   Blue  and  Suki,  and that Suki; had'swallowed    several    yards of that)  heavy, twine used for wrapping  roasts,   and that had tied her  up inside, as was revealed by  the post-mortem."  The  surviving  cat,   obviously  lonely, sat on its post day and  daily, but one morning I found  it parked at the  other - end  of  our     house,     where  the steps  come'    down     from   the   road  above.   I  moved   with   caution,  addressed     it     in     respectful  terms,  and left  a  pounded up  small dog biscuit on the steps  and  went  away.  My,bait  was  taken,     and     gradually     our  acquaintance ripened, until one  ^morning, when my wife and I  were   at * the   back door,  -this  little cat came to us, and decided     to     inspect the  utility  room,  and went  out with tail  erect.  * * ���  The next time we met at the  back door, this cat decided to  inspect the rest of the house,  and, followed by my wife and  myself, it made a room by  room inspection which would  make the provincial assessor  blush, and not only that, the  cat tried out for size and comfort the chesterfields and easy  chairs, chose one; and still has  it. From then on, we had a  daily catvisit, and the cat, now  known as Misty, had the best  of two worlds.  Bill. Dockar used-to grind  away to -work shortly after  6 a.m., and forthwith Misty appeared here. She had easily  solved the workings of the cat  door, and appeared in our kitchen as I was putting the fire  on. I get corn-flakes and milk, ',-���  but she has to get, at once,  on arrival, a saucer of milk,  with just the right amount of  cornflakes floating on the  milk, something that she scorns  at her home.  * # *  She often spends the morning with us, and the mornings  when I am home, and using  the typewriter, she lies close  to where I am typing, but as  a v gesture of disdain, stern-  first to the typewriter. She appears, by magic, at 12:20, and  sits on the arm of a chair,  within claw-reach of me, and  requires three  or     four     little  bits of cheese put down on  yesterday's ..-Province, one at a  / time. I,/ spoke ' to Bill v^Dpckar  about this, and it seCms that  she pan-handles him for the  overs when he is making his  cheese sandwiches. I said that  she had the best of two worlds.  After lunch, I used to be  able to read the paper, but  now, a black face appears beneath it, shoves it out of the  way, the rest of the c^t follows,  and adjusts itself to my comfortable contours and;the next  thing is we waken at 2 o'clock  with Misty's. paw round my  neck. This love-in is terminated by the mistress of the house  and Misty is pitten oot.to climb  the fence to its utmost post  to await the arrival of the  school bus arid Deborah.  .*,': *    :       -*Y  During the time she was with  us, Misty was of impeccable  behavior, and not being a  fraidy-cat, when visitors came,  she made dignified entry, and  had one noticeable approach  with some visitors. I have men  come to see me, loggers or  Port Mellon men on their way  home from work, and .Misty  appears from the kitchen,  sniffs, and proceeds to make  a pass at them. I put in a word  to say that if anything as intelligent and selective as a  Siamese cat picks them for a  boy-friend, that should boost  their ego, and it does. Or, so I  thought. .  #     *     *���.:'������  I mentioned this to Bill, and  he knocked the props from  under my build-up. He says  that when he comes home at  night, and doffs his work-shirt,  redolent of power-saw, sawdust  and Bill, Misty proceeds to roll  herself in the discarded garment  with   obvious   enjoyment.  Every good time comes to an  end, and ' with the return of  Deborah, Misty has gone,  more or less to roost under her  own rooftree, but it took her  just a day to understand that  she is now back on the part-  time routine. It was a very  pleasant experience to have  had her company, and entertainment, and to be on the qui  viye as to what exactly was  on her mind and v what she  wanted.  It also turned put that the  Dockar young people, got the  surprise of their lives. They  had been told that they were  headed for California for the  holidays, and on Dec. 22 they  had a pre-Christmas opening of  parcels from around the Dockar  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  tree. When these, had been  opened, there., remained- three  envelopes in its branches, one  for each.' When these were  opened, the contents revealed  themselves as jet-flight tickets  ; to Hawaii, a complete surprise  under a California smokescreen.  , When Deborah came down  for Misty on her return, she  said that she had had a won-  derlful time at Waikiki,,; and  what had added to her pleasure  was the knowledge that Misty  was in good hands. Thank you,  Deborah,  she  was in mine.  ARE BEST SELLERS  Phone 886-2622  WANTED  Used furniture or what  1       have you  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  AL'S USED FURNITURE  Gibsons ���" 886-28121  Ooohhh, ahhh...just what you're looking for.  Find REAL. 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Award of the Man of the  Year plaque by the Pacific  Northwest Travel Association  brings a beaming smile from  its recipient, John Buckley, assistant director of the department of travel industry. The  PNTA is a 2-year old organization of five of the United States  and the province of British Columbia which promotes travel  in the Pacific northwest by conducting tours of travel writers  and editors and taking part in  travel shows.  With'you'only in Mind!  Get with it in '68 with a new, flattering  hairdo that highlights your personality.  Let our expert stylists help you to express  the ���New' You!  Perms and Color  Gibson Girl Beauty Salon  GIBSONS 886-2120 ��� Ob the Waterfront  We .ell * aer-le* GLAMOROUS WIGS A HAIBFIECES  Annual  GENERAL MEETING  GIBSON. FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT  Thursday, February 22  8 p.m  FIRE HALL - Gibsons  There's nothing quite like the wonderful  world of Esso warmth. It's a carefree  world of safe, dependable heat, available  to you whatever type of heater-���space  heater, floor furnace or automatic furnace  ���you use. Ask your Imperial Esso Agent  about it today.  THERE'S A  WONDERFUL  WORLD OF WARiVfTH  WAITING  FOR YOU,  TOO  CSSO OIL HEAT J  DAN WHEELER  IMPERIAL   ESSO  AGENT  Phone 886-9663  ALWAYS LOOK TO IMPERIAL FOR'THE BEST ftsSO.  Editor: The time has come for  the Gibsons Rural Area Centennial Committee to air, in  very brief form, its operations  regarding the Centennial project  undertaken by ourselves, in cooperation with the Kiwanis club  of this community, and with the  very greatly appreciated assistance of Granthams Landing and  Hopkins Landing, as well as  Soames Point.  As most of you are fully aware, the project undertaken, and  agreed upon from our first meetings in 1965, has been the development of playing field at  Brothers Memorial Park. In this  with the authority of the Park  trustees, we invested' all funds  received from the federal and  provincial grants for project  purposes, based upon amounts  already spent on the project and  on amounts to be received from  the community. The per capita  fund earmarked for administrative and celebration purposes  was kept for those purposes.  We were able to hold the administrative expenses to the  barest minimum. Two of our  members, Mrs. Bernice Chamberlin and Mrs. Phyllis Hoops,  acted as hostesses for our meetings, so that no funds were  spent on rentals for meeting  places, once we were fully organized. A very small fund was  allocated for minute books, stationery and 'stamps.' Travel,  when indulged in by our members, was at our own expense.  Funds allocated for celebrations were disbursed in donations to the Gibsons and District  July 1 celebrations committee  in 1966 and 1967, a small donation of material to the Fall Fair,  a dinner in honor of the pioneers  of the area, in co-operation with  the Gibsons Centennial committee, and finally, to wind up almost three years of activity, a .  dinner for the members of the  working committee.  As employed by, and directed  by the members of the Kiwanis  club (according to our working  agreement with them) labor  and machines were paid for,  grass seed and fertilizer also.  The Centennial marker was  paid for from the proceeds of  sales of Centennial articles by  the committee and friends, and  a small portion-of the adminis;,  trative allowance.  Voluntary labor on the park  by members of the committee  was, in most cases, a physical  impossibility. Some of the members did employ workers to do  this for them on an hourly basis,  from their own private funds.  High school students turned out  and did a considerable amount  of voluntary work, as well as  that for which they were paid.  This was under the direction of  one of their teachers, Gene Yablonski, who earned more than  a few blisters himself. Friends  of both groups provided their  labor and that of their machines  voluntarily.  We still have a small bank  balance, which we are holding  until after t:ie department of  highways has come to a deci-.  sion as to whether the new road  should go right through the centre of the park. When this has  been decided, we will meet and .  discuss the outlay of the remaining funds.  An actual financial statement  is published in this issue of the  paper for your information.  ���D. M. Wortman.  COAST NEWS WANT ADS ARE REAL SALESMEN  Gibsons ��� Ph. 886-2622  Editor: I would like to challenge statements made by your  paper in an editorial under the  heading Selma Park's Decision  on Feb 8. You state that under  the Regional District it will be  cheaper for the tax payers than  if they had their own municipal  setup. This is not so. In fact the  reverse is true.  A municipality would not only  collect and retain for its own  use the general tax now paid to  Victoria, but would also receive  a per capita grant of $25. The  municipality proposed would  collect from these two sources  $36,000. We estimated that administration would cost $14,000,  Let us be generous and budget  50% for administration. That  will leave $18,000 a year to be  spent on improvements, roads,  street lights, etc. Under the Regional District any services put  in are charged against the community receiving them and payment is collected in the form of  taxes over and above those already collected by Victoria and  without any grant, or to put it  bluntly we are required to pay  twice for any services we receive.  Your editorial also states that  it will take more than a strip  area to achieve the status of a  municipality. If my recollection does not play me false, Sechelt when it incorporated was  about the size of Selma Park  today, and its population considerably less. Today Sechelt  has street lights, payed streets,  a park, I could go on and on.  In my opinion Sechelt is one of  the cleanest and tidiest villages  in B.C. Now believe it or not, all  this did not cost the taxpayers  of Sechelt one extra cent in  taxes. No I'm not exaggerating,  the tax payer would have had to  pay to Victoria the same amount  of taxes as they have paid since  incorporation and would have  received very little in return. If  you still need convincing I suggest that you take a trip around  the back streets of Davis Bay  (unorganized territory) then  take a trip around the back  streets of Sechelt (organized).  Yes, they both pay the same  rate of taxes.  ���L. A. Fraser.  Director    of    Information,  Georgia state    department   ��of.'.;  education,  has produced a  record   album  designed   to   help  parents help their children.  Mrs. McCullar has been a  successful professor, lawyer,  author, and psychologist: Her  famous newspaper series, How  to Make Better Grades in  School, won her a Quill Award  and is the basis for the record.  The National Education association is strenuously pushing  the use of the records. Several  American states have already  placed an album in every  school.  Dr. Benjamin Fine, education  editor, North American Newspaper Alliance and formerly  education editor of the New  York Times says, "We all agree  that this is among the finest  projects we have seen in the  field."  Coast News, Feb. 15, 1968.       7  Five hundred Canadian principals have already placed an  album in their school this term.  We feel the album is ready for  national distribution. Parents  will welcome it with open arms.  We will soon be conducting a  national advertising campaign  on this successful education  tool. Marion A. Law, 3328 Lakeside Cres., Calgary, Alberta.  WOLVES LIKE PLASTIC  The fact that wolves find a  substance in certain types of  plastic water lines that suits  their palate is becoming a  nuisance in the Prince George  area. The wolves chew and  ruin quantities of plastic hoses,  sometimes coming quite close  to human habitations while indulging in this odd taste.  Editor: How many of the  parents who read your publication really want to help their  children succeed in school but  don't know how? Most of them?  Mrs.   Bernice  McCullar,   M.A.,  NO TIC E  R. S. Rhodes  Doctor of Optometry  2#4 Vancouver Block  Vancouver, B.C.  Announces he will be in Sechelt  MONDAY, FEB. 19  For an appointment for eye examination phone  Sechelt Beauty Parlor 885-9525  If anyone desires any adjustment or repair to their  present glasses I will be pleased to be of service  ow you can put your sales  message in just about  every home on the  unshine  DY placing an ad (display or classified) regularly in the Coast  News you place your message before over 4,500 readers  in homes and businesses from Port Mellon to Pender Harbour.  The Coast News is truly a Coast-conscious Weekly with the best  interests of all residents and business folk our first and final  consideration . . . printed and published right in Gibsons, the Sunshine  Coast's only 100% home-print Weekly  Phone  886-2622  Gibsons  .ft  SERVING   THE  GROWING   SUNSHINE   COAST 8       Coast News, Feb. 15, 1968.  Elphie honors  Second term Elphinstone Secondary School honors list as announced by Principal W. S.  Potter contains 14 names in five  divisions plus two honorable  mentions:  Division II: Louise Johnston  2.8, Stephen McCourt 2.2.  Division III Phil Reeves 2.5,  Pat Warn 2.2.  Division IV: Deborah Dockar  2.1.  Division VII: Karen Enemark  2.6, Maureen Owen 2:6, Dorian  Gregory 2.5, Donna Nelson 2.4,  Karen Alsager 2.1, Dennis Macey -2.1 and Mark Ruggles 2.1.  Division X: Frances Finlayson 2.4, Joan Gory 2.3.  Honorable  Mention:   Division  VI, Rita One 2.6, and Division  VII, Bob Bennie 2.0.  Sechelt News  (By MARIE FIRTH),     ,  ;  Sechelt's Garden Club held its  first meeting of the year Feb. 7  at   the   home   of Mrs.   Gordon  Potts, Sechelt. Election of new .  officers for 1968 resulted as follows:    President,    Mr.    Frank  Read;  vice-president, Mrs. Janet   Allen;    secretary-treasurer,  Mrs. Madge Hansen;   executive  Mrs. V. Reeves, Mr. G. Hanson  Mr. Roy Olsen; convenor of social committee, Mrs. N. Read.  A plant and a card were sent  to Mr. Gordon Potts who is at  present in St. Mary's Hospital.  The next meeting will be held  at the home of Mrs. M. DeHart,  Mason Road, on March 6.  Mrs. Allen gave an interesting  talk on the types of iris-and'theme-hods of growing Next month  it is hoped to have colored slides  of wild flowers presented by Mrs  Lorene Yates. Anyone interest-.  ed in gardening is welcome.'  Friends and neighbors gathered at the home of Mrs. Pat Mullen West Sechelt, last Wednesday afternoon to wish Mrs. R.  Malpass bon voyage. Mrs. Malpass is leaving this week to join  her husband in Dominica. They  will be making their home in  Roseau, the capital city, for sev  eral months at least, as Mr.  Malpass has large timber interests on the island, and is planning to start lumbering soon.  Present were Mesdames D. Rod-  way, R. Rodway, L. Nygren,  K. Nelson, M. McDermott, N.  Jaegar, D. Sigouin;,P. Hensch,  B Walters, S. Jackson, E. Mason, M. Firth and Mass T. Nygren.  Dr. and Mrs. Vosburgh were,  dinner hosts at Trail .Acres,  their lovely seaside home on  Tuesday, Feb. 6. Guests were  the local medical staff and their  wives, Dr. and Mrs. Swan, Dr.  and Mrs. Paetkau, Dr. and  Mrs. Burtnick of Sechelt; Dr.  and Mrs. Inglis, Dr. and Mrs.  Crosby of Gibsons; and Dr. and  Mrs. Stuart of Sechelt.  The Anglican Church Women  held a combined meeting in St.  Hilda's Hall on Wed., Feb. 6  with 26 present. Their main .objective is is to try and rid the  smaller groups of so much red  tape and so many reports The  individual groups will still do  their own particular work, but  the results will be integrated into one report. It is hoped that  this, will give the different  groups more time to carry out  their aims and will result in  drawing more members into the  church work.  Visiting at the home of his  parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Firth,  over the weekend, was Doug  and his wife Donna from Whal-  ley.  Flys lor award  Jasper Mardon, Technical Director of MacMillan Bloedel's  Pulp and Paper Group, will fly  to London (England) later this  month to receive a medal for  outstanding achievement from  Prince Philip. Mr. Mardon will  be the first Canadian and the  first man in the pulp and paper  field to be so honored.  He is well known for his work  on paper machines and his research team has been awarded  two Canadian Pulp and Paper  association  gold  medals.  Mr. Mardon has written 66  publications and five books.  He was recently named a Fellow of the Technical Association pf the -Pulp and Paper Industry.  Three bypass  considered: Qa  to stay  Hon. Phil Gaglardi, roads'.  minister has informed Gibsons  municipal council that his department has under consideration arid advisement three  routes for the Gibsons bypass.  Beyond that he had little more  to say in the letter. Council  after reading it filed it for future reference.  A Ferry Authority letter informed council that light traffic caused ferry curtailments  along with work being done at  Horseshoe Bay terminal. Hon.  Isabel Dawson also wrote and  informed council that she was  in touch with the minister responsible.  A  letter   from   Mrs.   H.   Lee  ] complained of the  condition  of  ' the  lane  from  Jack's  Lane  to  Beach     Ave.,     behind  Marine  v Drive properties and also about.  ���"[ the homes that '^ere  left   un-  ' completed on the-outside while  they were being fully occupied.  .There is  a,. bylaw covering unfinished homes but it does not  cover homes unfinished outside  before  the  bylaw  was  passed.  N.  R.  Harris  complained by  letter,' about   the: condition   of  the lot now being used by Shell  Service  ��� station   -for    parking  purposes.' : Council; 4 will write  the owners to see what can be  done.  The next two letters drew  the comment from Chairman  .Fred. Feeney that it was nice  to get such letters. The first  was from Mrs. J. Stewart  .thanking council .for the plac- ,  ing of a street light on Stewart  road and the second was from  Mrs. A. Sommers, thanking  council for its expression of  gratitude for her work over a  nine year period at Gibsons  Public Library. Mrs. Sommers  resigned from the board at its  annual meeting.  The next letter which Mrs.  R. H. Hammond said was the  second she had written council  in 20 years asked that the area  surrounding the two vacant  bunkhouses on Dougal road and  the area used by A. E. Ritchey  be cleaned up. Council decided  to check the area.  A fire marshal's check of  Seaside Plaza as reported to  council by Councillor Wally  Peterson asked" .for more re-;  quirements be fulfilled to put  the place in order. It was suggested that a fire wall be erected between the block and the  Shell  Oil tanks  field;  The school board arid Sunnycrest Plaza tenants along with  others are in favor of installing a fire hydrant to cover the  plaza and the school area. Replacement of present war time  buried piping will have to be  done in order to have a usable  system. The water committee  will look into it.  A no parking sign will be  placed on the post office side  of Winn road to rectify the  traffic congestion which occurs  there.  Family survey  The Vanier Institute is sponsoring a survey of family life  education activities in Canada.  Dr. Frederick Elkin of York  University, who heads up the  team of researchers, is seeking  help in getting the names or  organizations doing work in this  field. ,  Among other things, the survey will provide, the data needed by the Institute to help develop methods for the exchange  of information and experience:  between organizations involved  in family life education, and to  foster improved effectiveness  of programs.  Dr. Elkin believes family life  education is needed for each  generation. He says: "The  family is not static. Many of  the problems families experience are never-ending. Each  new ���- generation must experience these problems anew, be  they of establishing close emotional relationships, choosing  spouses* 'raising children or  handling Unexpected frustrations and crises. Since each  generation experiences these  problems anew, family life edu- /  cation will always have its  place."  Names and addresses should  be sent to the Vanier Institute  of the Family, 170 Metcalfe  Street,  Ottawa.  REPAIR SHOP   PLANNED  W. J. Ayres, Wells Lane, Gibsons applied to council for a  permit to allow him to conduct  a radio-TV repair business in  the basement of his home.  Council agreed providing no  signs were erected as such may  not be used in a residential  area.  Pork an_i beef prices are not  expected to change in February  but broiler chicken output has  lessened and this item may cost  more. CDA's Economics branch  has forecast the trend on some  foods.  BEEF: With beef supply and  demand currently more in balance, little price change is expected.  PORK:-Supplies continue heavy and prices are not expected  to change.  EGG: Prices will remain low  due to heavy egg production.  TURKEY:   Supplies are plenv  ,tiful in all weight ranges and in  most grades.  BROILER  CHICKEN:   Prices .  will be firm to stronger as production has been reduced.  FOWL: This mature chicken is  most   economical   for   stewing  and boiling.  POTATOES: Heavy supplies  may exert downward pressure  on prices.  APPLES: Prices will continue  steady.  VEGETABLES: Onion prices  may weaken but carrot and cabbage prices will remain firm.  Canadians ate. 693 million  pounds of poultry meat during  1967, or roughly 32.5 pounds  per person- The increase over  1966 was six percent. Top of  the chicken parade with the  housewife; , were 456: million,  pounds of broilers with broiler  turkeys, 10 pounds and under  running second at slightly more  than 67 million pounds.  Heavy turkeys from 10 pounds  up were sold'at the pace of  125 million pounds and the  balance constituted marketings  of fowl or mature chicken. A  CDA market specialist said  people are now buying broiler  turkeys throughout the year ���  not just on festive occasions  such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year.  Poultry prices are expected  to remain firm early this year  with a tendency to increase.  Sales of mature chicken will  likely increase over 1967 because the egg layer population  is greater and egg prices are  expected to be lower than last  year.  COAST NEWS WANT ADS  ARE BEST SELLERS  Phone 886-2622  me an  dD  ance  at the  CEDARS INN  Go where the Swingers Go  and Swing to the Music of  Don Camozzi and his  amazing Cordovox  SATURDAY, FEB. 17  FOR RESERVATIONS Phone 886-&815���Gibsons  ��� ��� ���  ^  HIGH  WILDLIFE  The greater majority of wildlife species will be found from  the timber line down. The timber line generally exists up to  7,000  feet.   However,  mountain  sheep and goat range far above  this line during summer months.  The cougar and grizzly bear  are lovers of high places. Pikas  and marmots.and even certain  species of mice live throughout  the year above the timber line.  news  BlNANCY  GAYL0RD  FASHION CONSULTANT TO THE 160 SINGER CENTERS IN CANADA,  Can you crochet? Lucky you!  The lacy hand-worked look is  important this spring. Crochet  a dainty scallop to edge the  neck and cuffs of your new  lemon-yellow suit: whip up a  see-through top the coior of eggshells to play partner with your  Roman-striped ��� long skirt; fashion a shift of frosty white and  line with lavender to peek from  beneath. If you can't crochet,  choose from fabulous fabrics  by-the-yard^ -with the', crochet  look, bph&ecl5 for easy sewiiig.7  Ties for two.' Sew him a" tie '  for a special occasion and make  one for yourself to match. Use  a commercial pattern' or make  your own-from an old tie. You'll  need about  Vz  yard of 36-inch  wide fabric'for each tie. When  finished, slide a cardboard  strip between the two layers of  fabric and v press over a press  cloth, ���    This    prevents    seam-  ; marks iwi the right side. Make  it mad, mod or madness���string  - skinny or :short and fat.  Match stripes or plaids the  easy way- Fold under the seam  allovpance of one edge and lap  over the seam allowance of the  second garment piece. Match  seamlines and notches; pin.  Slip-baste. \ the foldYdown from  the right side, matching^ stripes  ���as you sew. Remove phis and  . machine stitch as usual. To  slip-baste; slip needle along in  the upper fold; then down under  the lower layer.  HOWE SQP 5, 10, 15 CENT STORE  >or All Your SEWING NEEDS> SEVIPLICITY PATTERNS  Gibsons '������ Ph. 886-9852 "    Y  TASELLA SHOPPE  FOR YOUIl yARDGOQes ���. Sechelt-,-  Eh., 88-J-9331  GILMORE'S VARIETY SHOP  SEWING NEEDS, BUTTERICK PATTERNS - Sechelt, Ph. 885-9343  KG. DOUGLAS VARim * PAINK  McCall's Patterns, Laces, Remnants & Singer Supplies  Sunnycrest Plaza, Gibsons ��� Ph. 886-2615  NOW  EXPERT  FAST  HOME and SHOP  Introducing  George Black  expert TV and Electronic Technicion now on  our sfctff to take care of your problems  GIBSONS ELECTRIC Ltd.  Canadian  GENERAL  ELECTRIC  Dealer  1751 Coast Highway ��� Gibsons  A  n  d  y  C  a  P  P  THAT'S RI6HT/G0 ON.' GET OUT  M JOIN SER BELOVEO CHALKIE! TWIN CRBEK LUMBH*  & BUILDING SUPPLIES Ltd.  Phone 886-2808  Everything foi-7 your building  Y7.':-.''.heeds77:'      'YYY/;:  Free Eritiniates  At the  Sign of the ChevrOn  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & MARINE SERVICE Ltd.  Machine   Shop  Arc  &  Acty  Welding Y  Steel Fabricating  Marine Ways  Automotive & Marine Repairs  Standard Marine Station  Phone  886-7721        Y  Res.  886-9956 ���  886-9326  APPLIANCES      y  Radio, Appliance & TV Service  Live  Better Electrically  GIBSONS ELECTRIC ltd.  Authorized GE Dealer  Phone 886-9325 Y/  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  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2283  PENINSULA TV  Servicing Giibsons, Sechelt,  Pender Harbour,  Any make, including color  Phone collect for service  883-2430  Bill  Peters , Y7  TASELLA SHOP  Ladies ��� Mens ��� Childrens  Wear ��� Yard Goods ��� Wool  and Staples ��� Bedding  Linens  Dial 885-9331  Sechelt, B.C.  OPTOMEITRIST  FRANK E.  DECKER  BAL BLOCK ��� GIBSONS  WEDNESDAY  FOR APPOINTMENTS  886-2166  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  RICHARD F. KENNETT  NOTARY PUBLIC  GIBSONS, B.C.  Phone:   Office   886-2481  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  ,rr  EATON'S  "WHERE-T0G0  TRAVEL SERVICE  Travel Agent for all your  Travel Needs  MARGARET  MacKENZIE  Sunnycrest Shopping Plaza  Gibsons ��� 886-2232  Head Office  515 West Hastings St., Van.  Coast direct orv  GM FURNACE SERVICE  Box 65, Gibsons  Experf oil burner repair  !   sieryice night or day  ��� Phone  886-2468  885-2064  1EN; WRAY'S TRANSFIX  Household Moving & Storage  Phone 886-2664 ��� R.R.1 Gibsons  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS  Sechelt ������' Phone 885-2062  PARKINSON'S HEATING Ltd.  ��� Gibsons"  ESSO OIL FURNACE  No Down Payment ��� Bank Int.  ��� v. -.:���������;77 Ten .Years ;to Pay  Complete line of Appliances  for. Free Estimates" call 886-2728  NEVENS RADIO & TV  DEALER IFOR  PHILIPS  ZENITH  FLEETWOOD  RCA VICTOR  SALES &  SERVICE  To all Makes  Phorie   886-2280  PENINSULA PLUMBING  HEATING & SUPPLIES  (Formerly Rogers Plumbing)  on Sechelt Highway & Pratt Rd.  SALES   &   SERVICE  Port Mellon ��� Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  Have  your garbage  removed  ,,;,;      ,.,. J^hone..  K__i_i_Yrs  GARBAGE COLLECTION  866-2283  .Langdale to Roberts Creek  including Gower Point  US TRANSPORT Lfd.  Phone 886-2172  Daily Freight Service to  Vancouver  Local pickup and delivery  . service  Lowbed hauling  TT  SECHELT TOWING & SALVAGE  LTD.  SCOWS  LOGS  Heavy Equipment Moving  & Log Towing  Phone 885-9425  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Backhoe &  Loader Work  Cement Gravel,  Road Gravel,  Sand & Fill  Septic Tanks & Drain Fields  Phone 885-9666  A, E. RITCHEY  TRACTOR WORK  "'    Clearing ���'Grading  Excavating ��� Bulldozing  Clearing   teeth  FOR  RENTAL  Arches, Jacks, Pumps,  Air Compressor, Rock Drill,  Concrete   vibrator  Phone   886-2040  ROY & WAGENAAR  LAND SURVEYING  SURVEYS  1525 Robson St.  Vancouver 5 Ph. 681-9142  Zenith 6430  Sechelt 885-2332  C&S^LB  For all your heating  requirements  ,    Agents v for Y  ROCKGAS  PROPANE  Also Oil Installations  'Free estimates'  FURNITURE  Phone 885-9713  0CEANSIDE FURNITURE  & CABlltfrSHOP  Custom   built   cabinetry   for  v    home and office  KITCHEN SPECIALISTS  R. BIRKIN ��� 886-2551  Beach  Aye.,   Roberts  Creek  MURRAY'S GARDEN  &raSUPPLIB  LANDSCAPING ��� PRUNING  Gower Point Road  Box 190 ��� Gibsons  Phone 886-2919  McPHEDRAN ELECTRIC Ltd.  Residential ��� Commercial  Industrial Wiring  ELECTRICAL HEATING  SPECIALISTS  Gibsons ��� 886-9689  Serving Port Mellon to  PenderiHarbour  CHAIN SAW CENTRE  SECHELT, B.C.     v  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  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  Coast News  Phone 886-2622  HARRX ROBERTS of Billings Bay/Nelson Island, who is,having  a book published in New York based on his experiences, is shown  above at his desk while writing^ some of the material for his new  book, The Trail of the Chack-Chack, Reminiscences of his travels  along the coast of B.C.  Those good old days of 1912  Scraps of an old 1912 Daily  Province of Vancouver recovered from an old home on the  Sunshine -Coast by J. E. White, .  of Gibsons, offer one revealing  aspect showing the changing *  values of real estate in North  Vancouver.  The item reported that some  assessments were raised 100  percent and that waterfront values had been increased $10 per  front- foot in some instances.  Approximate? assessed values as  a result of a Court of Revision  had been raised to  $13,900,000.   .,  It was the 18th year of the  Daily Province and the Friday,  Jan. 5 issue was of 34 pages.  The weather forecast was  cloudy with sleet or snow. The  city's - waterworks had shown a  profit  of  $200,000  for  the  last  year and there was a proposal  that the rates be reduced about  20 -percent.  Manitoba's Premier Rodman  Roblin of those days announced  creation of a public service com  mission which was regarded as  one of the most radical departures of any Canadian province.  One7 sale advertisement on  men's suits contained such staggering prices as $4.95 for fancy  tweeds or worsteds regularly  sold at $10 to $15. The real expensive suits from $25 to $30  were on sale at $14.95. Overcoats at $10 to $18 values were  on sale at $5.95. Ladies' high  button shoes were on sale at  $1.25, about $1 off regular price.  Boys', youths' and little gents'  shoes "worth up to $2.50 were  sold at $1.25.  It happens in the best of families  Specialists in���  ��� AUT0B0DYW0RK  ��� GLASS INSTALLATION  ��� COMPLETE REPAINTING  Work guaranteed on all makes and models  by highly skilled and experienced  Auto Body experts  FREE   ESTIMATES  ON  ALL  WORK  GIBSONS, B.C. - Phone 886-7133  6     , '8961 'SI '<&& 'sai.m 1SEOQ  30 members in  Riding club  At a.; meeting of the Timber  Trails Riding club attended by  30 members at the Kinsmen  clubrooms Sunday evening Bill  Price, chairman, restated the  objectives of the newly formed  organization, stressing the  club's main objective to foster  a greater interest in horses  and horsemanship.  By organizing activities and  providing a proper place for  games, gymkanas and instruction, particularly for the younger folk, the chairman added  the club hopes to widen the  interest in equestrianism both  for those who own their own  horse and to those who would  like to become riders. A young  person who has the responsibili-  , ty of taking care of a horse  never becomes a juvenile (delinquent, he said.  This sense of responsibility is  amply rewarded by the care/  feeding and exercise and dependence of your horse. The  chairman cited his own family  and their interest in horses  that had lagged for the want  of an organized program to promote horsemanship in this area.  It is expected the formation of  the Timber Trail Riders will  provide the stimulous and give  the necessary direction, that  would go far beyond the limitations of basic instruction and  reveal the fun and sheer exhilaration that only the true  appreciation of horsemanship  can give. The chairman also  pointed out this need not be  exclusively a' Western style riding group but that all types  should be encouraged to , participate, English, Western or  ' bareback.  Announcement that Clarence  Sicotte had generously offered  to clear an area approx. 120 by  200 ft. behind the Super-Valu  store for the laying down of a  riding ring and corral at a  strictly nominal outlay was unanimously accepted by the  meeting and the work of clearing and levelling will commence  in early March. Volunteers under the direction of John Stan-  way will assist in the brush ng  and clearing.  The completion of this project will give the club an excellent riding ring for instruction, gymkanas, equestrian  games such as broomball, a  form of polo and the showing  and handling of their mounts.  The present executive was  further strengthened by the addition of two more members.  Diana Bergen who will rep^ -  sent the younger riders and  Mavis Christmas. The memb -  ship committee also reported  the signing up of six new members.  Encouraged by the succe-s  of their bake goods sale at the  Co-op store on Saturday which  netted the hardworking committee Marty Meldrum, Doro^"  Robertson, Gwen Nimmo, Dot  McKenzie and Joyce Price ckr-e  to $50. Fred McKenzie who organized this event, is now working on a pot luck supper at  Roberts Creek Community hall  sometime    later    this    month.  All those interested in joining the Timber Trail Riders  are invited to contact Joyce  Price, I & S Transport, phone  886-2172. This applies equally to  those who already own a horse  or those without a mount.  play bingo z:::  GIBSONS LEGION HALL - 8 p.m.  19 GAMES $10 or OYER  20th GAME  $500���50 CALLS        $100���54 CALLS  $250-52 CALLS        $50-55 CAUS or OYER  Minors under 16 not allowed  GIBSONS WELFARE FUND  Door Prize $  Draw  Winner must be in Attendance 10     Coast News, Feb. 15, 1968.  BOWLING  >E & M BOWLADROME  High scores for this week,  Marybelle Holland 785 (303) and  Freeman Reynolds 748 (326).  Ladies Coffee: Carol Kurucz  500, Lorraine Werning 512, Irene  Rottluff 564, Paulette Smith 649,  Marion Lee 517, Doreen Crosby  548, Phyllis Hoops 567 (249).  Gibsons A: Orville Shogan 681  (304), Freeman Reynolds 648  Helen Gdrard 608 (272), Art Holden 673 (242), Joan Whieldon  612.  Teachers Hi: Jack Fitchett 282  Vera Farr 606, Freeman Reynolds 748 (326), Helen Girard  640 (278), Barbara Riches 281,  Len Ellis 686 (258, 248), Sylvia  Bingley 636 (241).  Commercials: Jack Clement  620, Murray Crosby 665, Frank  Nevens 267, Art Holden 262,  Doreen Crosby 241, Art Corri-  veau 261,. Marybelle Holland  785 (303, 284), Harry Ashby 248.  Port Mellon: Art Holden 660,  Axel Hansen 616 (250), Ball  Ayres 611, Red Day 257.  Bantams: Debbie Sicotte 305  (154), Cindy Whieldon 350 (186),  David Pedneault 221, Rand]  Hansen 274 (173), Leonard  Green 238, Debra Pedneault 227  Randy Whieldon 333, Bruce  Green 220.  SOCCER  Division 4  Sechelt Legion 3, 297 0.  Division  6  Gibsons Legion 5, Sechelt Legion 0.  Division  7  Gibsons Cougars 4, Shop Easy  0.  Timbermen 1, Canfor Tigers  0.  In Court  A - Gibsons juvenile is  awaiting sentence after pleading guil-,  ty to breaking in to the E & M-  Bowladrome   and   taking    five  packs of cigarets.  Nord Blomgren was fined $150  and costs for driving while under suspension.  Garnett Edmonds, charged  with speeding was fined $50  and  costs.  Board stands  (Continued from page 1)  of the resignation of the school  board's secretary - treasurer.  He is, I believe, wholly responsible for our undue expenses,  and as long as he remains, we  will get nowhere but further  and further into the mire."  As there is some possibility  that the statement of Councillor Peterson has-not been correctly reported, we are writing  to ask if the statements as reported in the Coast News, particularly the above quotations,  is a correct report. ��-.-  (Editor's .note: The copy- of  the statement/ by Councillor  Peterson came from a photostat copy of the original with  nothing  changed).  Under . Section 176 of The  Municipal Act, the minutes of  proceedings of the meeting are  open for inspection and for the  purpose of making copies (unless the meeting comes under  Section 162 of The Municipal  Act). We therefore -request on  behalf of the Board that the  statement be made available to  us, and we are of course prepared to pay the usual charge.  If this is not convenient," would  you kindly let us know so that  we can have someone attend to  make copies at the clerk's office.  We also wish respectfully to  draw to the attention of council that there may be a question of "qualified privilege"  for councillors making istate-  ments concerning public business, but this qualified privilege  is not without limits and does  not extend so far as to .permit the. imputation of crime to  other public officials, rio'r so  far as to permit errors of fact.  At the present time we merely  wish to obtain a copy of the  minutes of the proceedings covering the statement in question for purposes of examining  the same.  Yours very. truly,  Ratcliff, Kitchen & Reecke  (Signed) J. Paul Reecke.  ummimimmmmmmumm\mttuumiwmuiimmmimmm. i  COAST NEWS WANT ADS  ARE BEST SELLERS  THE ALAMO LIVES AGAIN  THURS. 15; FRI. 16 at 7:30 p.m. ��� SAT. MATINEE at 1:30|  m PRIMITIVE RITES kHQ CIVIUZEl WRONGS THAT  EXIST TSOAY-filM.D *f THE RISK If JJE4TS!  WEIRD. WICKED  WORLD  m waxtm  ...4f?t* *mnw imv\w%&m���0iO&f \  WHAT YOUR IYSS $&  m JKIND WOr? BfllEYEI  SAT. 17;  MON. 19;  TUES. 20 at 8 p.m.  __..   Restricted���No admittance to persons under 18]  SEAN C0NNERY IS JAM  k.:n, , ,.,_��*^ x tnff ���- * * o  ���w ���,.      ...and"TWICE*'is the. onfy weyto tivz f  THURS. 22;   FRI. 23;   SAT. 24:  MON. 26 at 8 p.m.  SATURDAY MATINEE at 2 p.m.  ���������������������������������������������������*���>���>�����������������������������������������������������������*������������������*��������������������_������-������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������*���  TWILIGHT THEATRE  GIBSONS  886-2827  *'���..!",     '   ���  __f_g-   Mgfl  Coming  Soon  1  WP^ig  ,kwnx-J..  5  S Store wide  AND MORE  Shoes for the  > Fashion Winter Boots  Hand Bags   ��� Sport Shirts  DOOR OPENING SPECIAL  ��  Women's and Teen Shoes - Slippereftes  (SHOP EARLY FOR THIS ONE) ��� As long as they last ��� A PAIR  WOMEN'S DRESS SHOES  Shaggy Pups; Etc.  Reg. $6.99 to $12.99 ��� SALE PRICE  HANDBAGS  Assorted Styles and Colors      ���  Reg. $6.95 to $27.95  SALE PRICE $<J-99 fo $ J 2-99  CHILDREN'S  SHOES & RUBBERS  Jeg. $2.99 to $6.98  SALE PRICE   $ J-99 to $4-99  WOMEN'S FASHION WINTER BOOTS  Warmly Lfoed ��� Reg. $4.95 to $16.95 - SALE PRICE i^M'to 50-99  r  MEN'S SHOES - Sale Price $  DISCONTINUED HUSH PUPPIES  Reg. $9,99 to $11.95   _____   - CASUAL & DRESS  SPORT SHIRTS  Reg. $2.99 to $10.95  <  SALE PRICE $ J to $5.99  SLIPPERS  Hostess, Sequin- Mules, Scuffs  Reg. $2.99 to $8.95  SALE PRICE $^.99 to $4-99  NO EXCHANGES - NO REFUNDS - ALL SALES FINAL  ���s  COWRIE STRESjT ��� SECHELT ��� Ph. 885-9519

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