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 ProviaciaI Library,  Victoria, BY C.  ��� s:  SERVING   THE  GROWING   SUNSHINE   COAST  Published  at Gibsons.   B.C.  Phone 886-2622  Volume  22  Number 2, January 15, 1969.  10c per, copy  to move  By Feb. 1, the school board  office wall be in the B.C. Telephones building on North Road.  The Gower Point road office  above Kruse Drug store has  been deserted as a measure of  economy.  Worlk has: been underway for  ,, the last few days in preparing  the phone office quarters for the  school board office staff and  equipment. Space at the phone  office will not equal the space  in the ;Gower Point Rd. block  owned: by Ben Lang of Sechelt.  It is expected this will' pack the  administration staff in with the  present educational office staff.  J., S. Metzler, secretary-  treasurer of the school board  described the move as being an  economic necessity. As a result  of budget restrictions' imposed  by the department of education  and because of increasing pressures on the budget due to  teacher- and other salary increases^ the move became a necessity to save theJboard rental  cost^of $270 a month.  Occupation of the B.C. Telephones, main floor will not fe-  sultYi-i7an increase in rent ibe-  causegtne space has been uiider  school board control for some  t:meYWhat will happen is that  the 7 education - administration "  staff will have to double lip with  the school board administration  off ice staff.  :iJrporf grant   a��  queried again  When Sechelt's provisional  budget was1 perused by council  at its first meeting of the' year  on Jan. 6, the newly elected Alderman Norman Watson indicated that he objected to the municipality continuing to make  grants to the Sechelt-Gibsons  municipal airport.  The first airport grant was  made in I960 when both municipalities, Gibsons and Sechelt, allotted $350 each. In 1961 this was  increased to $750 from each and  continued at this rate until two  years ago when owing to con>  mitments it was raised to $1,250  for each council. For next year  it is expected to be cut to $1,000 .  or less.  Aid. Watson's argument is  that the airport serves a few  people who are interested in  aviation and should not be a tax  burden on the villages. An effort  was made last year to have the  Regional District take over the  airport management but the Re- ���  gional District has insisted on  further information being supplied before it can give the matter proper consideration.  Dayton next  C of C speaker  Professional engineer Martin  Dayton is scheduled to address  the Giibsons and District Chamber of Commerce on Monday  night of next week at a dinner  meeting in Cedars Inn, Gibsons.  ,This was announced Monday  evening by President Frank Hay  at a meeting of executive memlbers in the Bank of Montreal  staff room.  Mr. Dayton will have three  subjects concerning the Sunshine Coast area on which to  speak. They are Gibsons sewer  system, Gibsons harbor development and the Regional District water project. He has done  a considerable amount of work  on all three for Gibsons council  and the Regional District board.  The meeting will start at 7  p.m. and after a social half  hour dinner will follow.  FACING A BIG YEAR ^- Mayor  and aldermen of Gibsons municipal council shown above will  have sewer .problems and expansion problems to take care  of. From left to right .above  they are Aid. Gerry Dixon, Aid.  Wally Peterson, Clerk David  Johnston, Mayor Fred' Feeney,  Aid. Ken Goddard and Aid. Ken  Croslby. Y  64.8 inch  snow job  Giibsons area snowfall has not  yet reached record depth, so far  this season, according to Dick  Kennett, Gibsons area weather  recorder. Heyp-aces the total  -depth so far this winter at 64.8  inches with the record of 1)966-67  winter.; around Christmas and  New Year totalling 81 inches'.  Duririgi 19'67 for the week ending Jan. 1<8 Gibsons area had  more than four inches of rain  and there were cascades^ of7 it  :,tu;mlbiing��;over road^anjd^^bug-  'Zitijfya^-mige cH^_.Y^?Iiftid  banks;: '���?'"' ....-��� ���. -:;'Y:Y7:77 77-7;;  A fire call about 8:30 p.m.  Wednesday evening of last week  came during the height of the  snow blizzard from the 1100  block Franklin Road. Fire started apparently from electrical  wiring in the Thornsteinson  home while the occupants were  absent.  Confined to the kitchen, the  smoke damage appeared to be  the result of a smouldering fire.  During the period the firemen  ���were on the job, a transformer  in the area tripped out leaving  the vicinity in darkness until  ���B.C. Hydro men were able to  rectify the problem.  Fire about 9 a.m. Saturday  morning in the Gibsons Cozy  Comer area at the Cliff Dempster home was caused' by stove  oil under'the stove catching fire.  Damage was slight.  Due to a malfunction at the  Hydro station on North Road  power was off in parts of the  Gibsons area for a couple of  hours Saturday morning shortly  before noon.  TWO NEW MEMBERS of the^dis-rict school board who have already attended their first-meeting. They are Dr. Walter Burtnick  en the left representing SedKeli Rural area and Rev. Barry Jenks  representing Sechelt village.    ; ,  ���Assessment ruling  '��� 7fe'.;v : v_*7  Invite chairman  The annual general meeting  of the Pender Harbor and District Chamber of Commrece will  be held at the Pender Harbor  hotel, Madeira Park, on Monday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. The  Chamber has invited the chairman or other representative of  the  school  board to  speak.  All , members, prospective  members and anyone interested  in the work of the Chamber or'  the school board are invited.  Election of officers for 1969  will take place and the president will be giving his report  on the past year.  jBOX COSTS RISE  The cost of post office mail  boxes falling due after Jan. 31  has been raised, according to  information supplied by Postmaster James Marshall of Gibsons.  The new rates will be $4 for  the $2 boxes, $6 for the $3 boxes  and $10 for the $5 boxes.  J��  Commenting on assessment  problems as they affect Manitoba, Val Werier, a writer on  the staff of the Winnipeg Tribune expressed thoughts which  could be applicable to .he assessment situation in British  Columbia. Here is what he  wrote:  In the growth of urban areas.,  householders may find that the  neighborhood values may have,  changed to such an extent that  their taxes may have been doubled or tripled.  The householder may not  have improved his home at all,  and in fact it may have depreciated considerably in value,  but he must pay higher taxes  because land values have gone  up in the district.  This imposes a great hardship  on people of low incomes, but  the argument advanced by the  assessors is that his land too  has increased in value considerably.  In a recent judgment, the  Manitoba Court of Appeal ruled that assessment must not be  based alone on the relationship  land bears to other properties in  the municipality.  Mr. Justice R. G. B. Dickson  said that consideration must be  given to the use to which land  is put, among other things. The  judgment may not inhibit assessors from raising assessment  where land values go up, but it  places an obligation on them to  consider other factors as well.  The judgment comes from a  two year court battle between  Hermianus P. Sulkers and Mary  Newhall, and the provincial municipal assessor and the court  of revision and the municipal  board.  Mr. Sulkers is a market gardener who has farmed 19 acres  pf land the past 19 years in East  St. Paul, on the riverside west  of Henderson Highway. There  are other market gardens in the  area but in recent years some  of this valuable land has been ,  developed for residences.  In 1967, the assessment was  increased almost fivefold. It was  increased from $92? to $440 per  acre. Mr. Sulkers complained to  the court of revision and it was  reduced by 50 percent. The pro  vincial municipal assessor appealed the decision. He won and  the assessment was raised  again.  When the question was  brought before the Court of Appeal, the testimony given by the  provincial assessor clearly established that the only procedure followed was that of assessing the market garden in  relation to the values of other  properties in the distract.  The assessor testified': "The  present use or any future potential u?e, did- not really enter  into the whole process of arriving at the assessed value. The  basis was comparing this land  with other lands which had been  sold in the municipality and  where prices- have been established."  Mr. Justice Dickson, referring to the Municipal Act, noted  that other factors must be considered as well, including the an  nual rental value which the  lands are reasonably worth "for  the purposes for which they  may be used."  Stated Mr. Justice Dickson:  "The assessor must therefore,  consider the purposes for which  the lands may be used ��� this  introduces the concept of use."  He must then consider the annual rental value which the  lands are reasonably worth for  those purposes.  "There is no way in which he  can satisfy the duty imposed  upon him by the Act without  considering land use. He may  give this great weight or little  weight. But he cannot ignore  it."  Mr. Sulkers has won the fight  and in it he has won greater  protection for others. From now  on the assessors operating under the municipal act must pay  some attention to the use of the  land, and not only the values in  the district.  SKI LESSONS ANYONE?  Port Mellon Ski Club announces that ski lessons- will start  Sat., Jan. 18 and anyone desiring to take such lessons is asked to phone Bob Ferris at 884-  5254 or B. Baeckmann at 886-  2312 after 5 p.m.  20S new homes  built during f68  The greatest number of new home constructions ever reported  on the Sunshine Coast was recorded in 1968 according to B.C. Hydro  construction figures for the year, issued by Bob Norminton, district  manager.  The total number of new homes was 205. The nearest approach  f|tc that was in 1967 when 152 were built. The five year total back to  1-04 is 727 homes costing $7,501,056.  Total of all construction during 1968, including homes, commercial and industrial was $3,898,488. Broken down this figure includes $2,108,588 for new homes and $1,789,900 for commercial and  'industrial construction, including $800,000 for improvements to the  B.C. Ferry terminus at Langdale and $500,000 for the Port Mellon  Canadian Forest'Products new filter tank.  This leaves- $489,000 for lesser constructions including Golf Club  work at Roberts Creek, a Davis Bay restaurant; Langdale school,  Senior citizens homes at Sechelt, a restaurant at Sechelt,.a drive-in  at Gbsons, Medical Centre at Gibsons, additions to Gibsons Elementary school, Peninsula Woodworkers at Rofberts Creek, shingle  m.ll at Halfmoon Bay, an automotive shop at Gibsons and a maintenance plant at Sechelt. v  Five year total covering all  types of construction  Sechelt  1064  1965  1966  1967  1968  Total  1964  1965  1966  1967  1968  Total  1964  1965  1966  1967  \_968 7  Total  $114,000  47.,600  47,600  160,850  154,900  $524,950  Gibsons  $349,950  420,400  93,168  120,500  228,100  $1,212,118  Rural  $6,363,000  1,660,000  2,099,700  2,867,100  7 *~2*5_:5i488  $15,505,288  Area 5 year total  1964 $6.,826,950  1965 2,218,000  1966 2,240,468  1967 a,148,45a  1968 4,252,556  Total                               $18,686,424  Area Homes Total  1964 (131) $1,088,450  1965 (106r 1,049,200  1966 (133) 1,506,118  1967,(152) 1,748,700  1968 (205) 2.108,588  Total (727.) $7,501,056  ~Y   Area Commercial Total  1964 $5,738,509  1965 1,078,800  1966 734,359  1967 1,3991,750  1968 1,789,900  Total $10,741,300  Homes 1968 Commercial  $   215.3Q0      Gibsons      $    12,800  ,137^860   Y Sechelt    Y y  17,100  i;755^488 r ~ "l-iiral - * Yt^OOO  $2,108,588        Total        $1,789,900  Trailer homes increase  Trailer homes with wheels off  and set in or on concrete foundations are becoming numerous  on the Sunshine Coast. The B.C.  Hydro 1968 building statistics report issued by Bob Norminton,  manager, reveals' that there  were 26 reported during the  year.  There   were   in   all   205   new  homes constructed in the entire"  area from Port Mellon to Jervis Inlet for a total of $2,108,588.  According to the B.C. Hydro  figures Decemiber was the heaviest month for the issuance of  home building permits with 27.  October was next with 22. In all  there were 179 permits for regular homes and 26 for trailer  type homes.  $200 squares $10 debt  One of the recent gifts which  came to Canon Greene is quite  unique and has an interesting  story behid it.  Several weeks ago, Canon  Greene wz*ote to Mr. H. R. MacMillan reminding him that in  the year 1908 Mr. MacMillan  had neglected to give $10 to the  Rev. Capt. John Antle of the  Columbia Coast Mission for services rendered. Canon Greene  said in his letter that he was  not able to reckon how much  that would represent if payment  were made today because he  had no computer at hand. He  suggested to Mr. MacMillan that  payment might be made to the  Sunshine Coast Senior Citizens  Housing Society to assist with  the new homes for older folks.  By return mail, Mr. MacMillan replied that he was very sorry for his oversight and while  he was not too well and had a  sore thuirtb, he was still able to  write a cheque for $200 which  he hoped would wipe out the  Jong standing negligence and assist in a good cause.  Mr.. Ben Firth, the treasurer,  reports that gifts are coming in  regularly, many from those who  have given before, to honor Canon Greene on his 80th birthday  and in appreciation of his work  for the Senior Citizens Homes.  Indian hall delayed  At a meeting of the Recreation Centre committee in the Sechelt Indian hall, it was pointed  out that this area is the only one  of its size and population in B.C.  without a recreational centre.  Support for a centre has been  received from numerous organizations in the area and more is  expected. With such written support, the comimittee can then  make representation to the appropriate governmental agencies. It is expected the proposed  centre can be made a function  of the Regional board.  At the last meeting, committee member Gilbert Joe stated  that the Sechelt Indian band was  planning a recreational facility  for its own people and had money allotted  for  this.   However,  they were now waiting to see  what progress was being made  on the complex proposed by the  committee and would consider  financial support if they approved of the project.  It was the feeling of the committee if such a facility as planned by the Indian Band could be  incorporated with the committee's plan it would prove to be  the most advantageous.  It was also felt that active interest and support of the school  children and teachers would be  most beneficial and that efforts  should be made to. obtain this.  The next committee meeting  will be on Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. in  Cedars Inn, Gibsons. Any interested people are welcome to attend. Coast News, Jan. 15, 1969.  From a '97 catalogue  Serving the Mt. Elphinstone district (population 6,000) of the  Sunshine Coas' and the Sechelt Peninsula (population 3,000).  Phone 886-2622       P.O. Box 460, Gibsons, B.C.  Published Wednesdays 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.  Subscription Rates: $3 per year, $1.75 for six months. United  -States and foreign, $4.50 per year.  More of the same!  A copy of the Peninsula Times, dated Gibsons, Tuesday,  Nov. 1, 1949 with Claude S. Hoodspith of West Vancouver Lions  Gate times as editor and publisher was presented the Coast News  by one of its readers.  There were three major issues troubling people generally and  ���they were parking problems, a school board referendum and expansion of the village to take in Headlands area.  Today the parking problem of 1949 has been superseded by  more than one bylaw. The school referendum, which had be|en  defeated is on a par with the referendum defeated last December.  Expansion to include Headlands is now matched with the proposed  addition of Gibsons Heights area to the village. Thus 1949 and  1969 have something about them of similar naiture.  While parking, still a problem of. sorts, is still with us, the  problem of 1949 concerned a regulation that forbade parking anywhere in the village on a 24 hour basis. It was also made: unlawful to park in front of any business house betweeji 8 a.m. tp 8  p.m. unless for unloading of passengers or freight.  For the amalgamation of Headlands with Gibsons:, Hon. R.  C. MacDonald, minister of municipal affairs and Batt Mclntyre,  M.L.A. came to Gibsons ito discuss the issue with memlbers ofi  council: The minister decided that the amalgamation was something which would have to be considered. The minister also saiid  he would help in the financing of the water system.  The school board referendum was a matter with an entire-'  ly different complex. The Gambier Island Ratepayers association  headed by Francis Drage J.P. opposed the $305,000 referendum.  Mr. Drage had the referendum declared invalid on a technical  point because the referendum used the term from May 18 to 28  when it should have read ten clear days. The taxpayers associat-  tion threatened to form a separate school district for all the Howe  Sound Islands.  At that time Gibsons school had grown from four rooms in  1945 to ten in 1949 and the budget for sthe year totalled $137,425:  With today's budget set at $1,853,000 and the clamor for more  rooms continuing, there does not appear to be much change in  conditions over the 20 year period. The 1968 referendum was  spurned by some voters who could not see anything in the budget for them.  As the Coast News has mentioned previously the scene over  the years does not change and the characters involved, while not  the same are still by and large no different.  Picked up in passing  The telephone directory has too many characters and not  enough plot, as a reviewer would say, but its all right if you've1  got the right numbers. ,  Some girls get their ears pierced and lots get theim bored.  T-oufble with gardening is that by the time your back gets  used to it your enthusiasm is gone.  ��_* 5tC ?4C  What do they mean by not being enough married men to go  around? Lots of them do.  Coast News  5-10-20 YEARS AGO  FIVE YEARS AGO  Les Peterson's Story of the  Sechelt Nation started in the  Jan. 16 issue of the Coast News  and ran consecutively for more  than 30 issues.  B.C. Hydro construction figures for the area covering five  years revealed 521 homes have  been built at a cost of almost  $4,000,000. For 1963 there were  104  homes   costing  $804,000.  Sechelt has decided to revise  its 1957 zoning bylaw in view  of the limitations found in the  operations of the bylaw.  W. R. Milligan, St. Mary's  hospital administrator thanked  Sechelt's Hospital auxiliary for  the donation of an operating  table.  coming a danger to property.  It was planted back in 1912.  Sechelt's municipal council for  1959 included Chairman Mrs.  Chris Johnston, Norman Burley,  Louis Hansen, H. B. Gordon,  and Sam Dawe.  Most Gibsons stores decided  to announce that until further  notice they would remain closed all day Wednesday.  10 YEARS AGO  To start its 34th year Gibsons  Women's Institute re-elected  Mrs. Forbes president Mrs.  Haley vice-president, Mrs. G.  Corlett secretary-treasurer and  Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Metcalf and  Mrs. Winn directors.  The cherry tree next door to  the Coast News prenlises of that  time was cut down as it was be-  20 YEARS AGO  The weather was so cold and  roads so treacherous most meetings scheduled for this period  were cancelled.  R. S. Hackett was named  vicar's warden, J. Mowatt people's warden, Mrs. W. H. Booker secretary, E. S. Clayton  treasurer and W. B. Billingsly  auditor at St. Aidan's Anglican  church, Sechelt, annual meeting.  The tool shed and power plant  owned by G. Fitzwilliam Jones,  on Gambier Island was destroyed by fire.  The annual meeting of Seaview cemetery Iboard decided to  look into the possibility of extending the size of the cemetery.  By KATHY 6'MEARA  Humber  College  News   Service  What was tops on Grandma's  Christmas list? Maybe it was  a pair of sterling silver grape  scissors for a mere $1.75 or,  perhaps, a ladies hat or bonnet  duster, at $1.50. All of these  items were mounted with 925/  100 fine silver.  These are only a few of the  popular gift items offered to  Canadians by the T. Eaton Co.  in its Christmas catalogue of  1897.  "There are many intriguing  ibits of Canadiana recorded in  this catalogue, the earliest on  record at Eaton's archives office in their College Street store,  in Toronto.  It offers] quite a contrast to  today's glossy, high fashion,  tinsel laden books. Its pages  have no color, lists are plentiful, and it offers no lengthy  description of  its   contents.  On the cover we v see the  slogan of the T. Eaton Co.  "The Greatest Good to.the"  Greatest Number" and on their  first page, an assortment of  iems made of sterling silver.  These goods made favorite gifts.  Ktiicknacks, such as button  hooks and moustache combs,  were guaranteed to please  Grandpa when he found them  under the tree on Christmas  morning. Many a Victorian Miss  was thrilled to receive one of  the "fine quality feather fans,  newest designs, fancy handles  in cream, pink, blue, mauve and  black at $1.00." For the children, there were fans in ostrich  or gauze.  Victorians had a box for  everything. Photo cases, work  boxes, necktie boxes, glove  boxes and cuff and collar boxes  ��� all made welcome Christmas  gifts. These were made of celluloid, a "new" miracle synthetic in the "90's," and were  available in plain or fancy  styles.  Toys were as plentiful then  as they are now, and their price  tags would be an answer to",-a'  modern parent's prayeri. S'hbo-  fly rockers in the large size  and of extra strong material  were only 60 cents. Sleds, an  ever popular item, came in a  price range of 15 cents to 25  cents each. Boys velocipedes,  a type of {bicycle, were an expensive gift at $1.65. What child  could ask for a better gift, and  what parent could wish for. a  more reasonable price  list?  If expense was no object, you  could order one of the more  lavish articles ��� a sofa with  mahogany finish, a full 41 inches  long with silk tapestry covering  the springs,  at $13.  Clothes, fur pieces and  watches were as popular in the  '90's as they are today, but  other gift selections reflect the  Christmas spirit of a less cynical age. Books, hymnals and  Bibles bound in leather were  an obvious Yuletide choice with  our Grandparents, to whom  Christ was an important part  of Christmas. He was not someone who had to be "put back"  into the season.  Christmas catalogues have  come a long way since 1897,  but those early mail order. offerings marked the beginning of  a  trend. The  days  of personal computerized mail order system  gift shopping were in too many of   today.   Even   the   happiest,  cases numbered,     and    would holiest season of the-year has  soon ibe replaced by the sterile, paid the price of.progress.  N. Richard McKibbin  A  PERSONAL INSURANCE SERVICE  Phone'886-2062 GIBSONS, B.C.  yH SALESMEN S UU-'"^  Bus. 266-7111  Res. 278-0874  E. E   (MICKEY)  COE  Brown Bros. Motors  5690 Granville St.  Vancouver 13,  B.C.  An expensive NO!  The headline on the home  town newspaper read: Fined  $600 for bilking UIC Fund, but  the story goes on to tell that  Robert S. will serve 120 days  in prison if he defaults in the  payment of his fine.  He has already.., repaid $852  which he obtained by. making  false statements on a claim report card. One statement was  a simple one. He wrote no in  place of yes to a question which  asks ��� Did you have earnings  during this period?  In another place on the form  he claimed a dependent ��� his  wife. However, Mrs. S. was  earning a regular salary as a  nurse. As a result he was not  entitled to claim her as a dependent at the time.  Having been employed as a  shop foreman, Robert had been  contributing to the U.I. fund.  When he was laid off he applied  for benefit and had been "on  claim" for thirty weeks.  A machinist by trade, Robert  made the mistake of regarding  the Unemployment Insurance  Fund as supplement to the income he received through self-  employment.  During an initial interview in  early July, the UIC representative found enough surface evidence to warrant a closer examination. One thing he learned, subsequently, was that Mr.  S. had taken out a trade licence  in January. Following up he  discovered that a finance company had ��� loaned the machinist  $500 and offered the opinion that  part-time work need not be declared on a UIC form.  Taking advice from an outsider was a mistake, and one  which not only could have been  avoided, but was actually unnecessary.  A simple, compact booklet  Information for Claimants was  delivered to Robert S. (as it is  to all claimants) when he received a form to launch his  claim for (benefit. This explains  how to complete a report form;  eligibility; how and when to declare earnings; and the dependency rate. It also warns  against making false statement.  When a claimant is interviewed by a UIC representative, he  is invariably asked, Did you  receive the Information booklet  ��� did you read it? Machinist  Bob said he glanced at it but  hadn't spent much time reviewing the contents.  His failure to read attentive-  on Vancouver Island who orderly didn't impress a magistrate  ed him to pay a $600 fine. This,  together with the $825 overpayment he was obliged to return  to the U.I. Fund, adds up to a  $1,425 object lesson on the need  to ^take time to read information properly and. to answer  questions truthfully.  ' A copy of the booklet ��� Information for Claimants, which  is published in English and  French, is available from any  UIC office.  HAVE YOU A DWENOABlf  PERSONAL PHARMACY  Everybody should have one personal pharmacy which they can call their own. They should  be sure to get all their prescriptions filled only  in their own personal pharmacy. There are important reasons for this.  Every pharmacy records each prescription  they fill. Some people are allergic to certain  drugs. Others may be getting prescriptions from  -more than one Doctor and the medicines may  ^conflict with each other. When one pharmacy  fills all your prescriptions, the record file contains all the information needed for the pharmacist to help protect you. If you will permit  us to be your personal pharmacy your prescription record will always be completely available.  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 great change. We  pledge at all times to be in the position to offer the finest of pharmaceutical services.  KRUSE DRUG STORES LTD.  Rae W. Kruse  Pharmaceutical Chemists & Druggists  Sechelt Gibsons  885-2238 886-2234  Dependability ���'Integrity ��� Personal Service  STORE H0UPS ��� 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ��� FRIDAY 9 a.m. fo 9 p.m.  OPEN ALL DAY WEDNESDAYS  ST. MARY'S  Serving the Sunshine Coast from Egmont to Port Melton is  YOUR HOSPITAL  Facts You Should Know  1964  No. of Cases - -���     617  Patient Days - - ~~-   4926  1968  Patients admitted  _' 2,011  Patients Days ,  13,464  Based on a Rated Capacity of 35 Beds  Average Occupancy EXCEEDED 105%  Newborn during 1968  133  Newborn Patient Days   784  Out-Patients Treated  .  5,204  Operations performed ��� Major   ._ 255  Min<Jr ...  1,525  No. of patients to whom Day Care  serVice rendered  .      420  Signed: H. HUBBS, Public Relations HEALTH TIPS-   ISABEL WRITES:  Have you developed habits to  keep your home as safe as possible? There is< ever-present potential danger from accidental  poisoning from household preparations in your home unless  you practise such common-sense  precautions as the following,  listed in the federal health department publication, Keep  Your Home Free from Poisonings:  When answering the phone,-  carry with you or put out of  harm's way any preparation that  could hurt your child. It is better to risk losing a call then to  risk losing your child.  When dry cleaning,, keep doors  or windows open.. Remember,  fumes from cleaning fluids can  poison as well as ignite.  When housecleaninig, if you  cannot watch your child every  moment, at least keep an eye  on the cleaners: andi polishes you  are using. Place them all in one  basketand take7 them Twith you  as you move about the house.  When your children are  around, warn them of the dangers of the preparation you are  using. Familiarize them with the  container. Never transfer harmful substances to cups, milk bottles or other food containers.  When discarding medicines,  curling solutions or other potent  preparations, make sure* children will not be able to recover  them from garbage cans or elsewhere.  As soon as your task is done,  put away the tools. The sooner  poisons:are restored to a safe  place! the less the* risk of accidents.  HON. ISABEL DAWSON  Minister without Portfolio  An indication of British Columbia's tremendous growth in  recent years was a report of a  per capita investment of $1,366  for 1967.      -  Capital investment plays an  important role in economic development, The building of  homes by individuals, factories  and office building by business,  and schools, roads and dams  by government, represents an  investment for V future production and consumption.  Continued growth of capital  investment since 1960 has been  one of the major factors responsible for favorable growth  rate of the economy during the  past seven years. Large sums  have been injected into the  economy for .expansion and  construction of' pulp and papei  mills, for building the. Peace and  ColumToia River dam projects,  and for development of new  copper, iron and molybdenum  mines.  Social capital outlays by government have likewise been  substantial. Notable examples  are the rapid expansion of the  fleet of B.C. Ferries since it  commenced service in 1960, the  completion of the British Columbia section pf the Trans-  Canada highway, and sustained  investment in educational facilities at all levels.  A large part of the capital investment in developing the province's resources and secondary  industry in recent years has  come from foreign sources. Mining activity has been stimulated by Japanese funds, pulp and  paper by European investments  NOTICE  The Peninsula Animal Hospital will be closed until  Feb, 10. The boarding facilities will still be available.  >%-.��&��� '���'   7 " " : ": '    ��� ��� ' y " " ���""    ' 'y .  Upon re-opening I hope to continue to serve the community under the direction of a veterinary surgeon.  Thanking you  for your patience and understanding  PHYLLIS HYLTON  and oil and  gas  by American'  .participation.  Construction ex p enditures  comprise roughly 60 percent of  total capital investment, the remaining 40 percent being spent*  for machinery and equipment.  Last year the construction industry employed an estimated  37,000 people and paid wages  and salaries averaging $165 per-  week.  Residential building is an important part of the province's  construction industry on the  basis of total expenditure. Last  year it accounted for nearly 30  percent of total construction expenditures.  In 1967 the number of new  dwelling units started totalled  a record 24,100 despite increased construction costs and higher  interest rates.  Single dwellings accounted for  over half the starts last year,  with apartments taking up close  60 millionth  seedling set  The 60 millionth seedling tree  in MacMillan Bloedel Limited's  continuing reforestation program was planted in December.  Company forestry crews  planted 1,233,900 seedling trees  on 3,863 acres -during the fall  planting program, raising the  total number of seedling evergreens planted in coastal forests  by MB to 60,431,300.  No other company in Canada  has planted as many trees.  MB foresters have now restocked a total of 140,889 acres  of forest land which had been  logged, 134,444 acres by hand  planting and 6,445 acres by  aerial  seeding.  MB began planting trees by  hand prior to World War IL  and after six years of planning  and trials it launched its "intensive forestry" program in  1963^ This is the sixth year of;:y  the company's initial ten-year  intensive  forestry program.  The extra wood grown under  th eprogram creates new jobs  in forestry, in logging and in  the forest products manufacturing mills. The ten-year program  has already created 135 new  jobs, 56 in forestry, 50 in logging, and 29 in manufacturing.  *. X       WVW\V��fW  to 40 percent of the starts, and  other types of dwellings totalling six percent.  Of the close to 550,000 types  of. dwelling listed  for  the  pro  vince for 1966, approximately  400,000 were single detached  units, 23,000 were single attached, 114,000 were apartments and  7000 were mobile homes.  Coast News, Jan. 15, 1969.  COAST MEWS WANT ADS  Phone  886-2622  DEAD__INE/TUESDAY NOON  _     1X.T.I.n��1��(  Trau-CwMt-  How to live colorfully,  conveniently, securely  With extension phones in your bedroom, kitchen, rec. room, or any  other room you use consistently. Save thousands of steps each year  ... sleep with a bedside telephone in case of emergency. With proper  planning additional phones are a colorful asset to any home.  WATCH  NEXT WEEK'S COAST NEWS  for -torewide Bargains  SEMI-ANNUAL  CLEARANCE SALE  Commencing Jan. 30  THRIFTEE LADIES WEAR  Marine Drive, GIBSONS ������ Ph. 886-9543  PLAY BINGO  THURSDAY  January 16  GIBSONS LEGION HALL - 8 p.m.  19 GAMES $10 or OYER  20th GAME  $500-50 CALLS      $250���52 CALLS  $100-55 CALLS      $50���56 CALL or MORE  Minors  under 16  not allowed  GIBSONS   WELFARE  FUND  Door Prize $  Draw  Winner must be in Attendance  v V"!*W     '  SSlS-SSi  BHIVSH COWMIIA TtUMOM COMMVT  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia. 4       Coast News, Jan. 15, 1969.     MISC. FOR SAU  REAL  COAST MEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  Phone  886-2622  Deadline, Tuesday Noon  Rates: Up to 15'words 55e,  cash with order. 3c per word  Over 15 words, 2nd and subsequent consecutive insertions half rate.  A billing charge of 25c will  be made on all ads not paid  1  week  after insertion.  COMING EVENTS  Jan. 20., Mon., 2 ,p.m., O.A.P.O.  Regular meeting, Health Centre, Gibsons.  Jan. 25: Installation of officers  elect, International Order of  Job's Daughters, Masonic Hall,  Roberts Creek.  ENGAGEMENT  Mr. and Mrs. John Bjornson of  Gibsons are happy to announce  the engagement of their only  daughter Donna Eloise to Barry  Wayne Blomgren, son of Mrs.  Olive Blomgren, of Roberts  Creek.  MARRIAGES __  Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kinne,  Hopkins Landing, announce the  forthcoming marriage of their  daughter Alice Mary to Frederick McLaren Inglis, eldest son  o* Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Inglis,  Gibsons. The wedding to take  place in Vancouver on Feb. 14,  1963.  CARD OF THANKS  We wish to sincerely thank our  friends and neighbors for their  sympathy in our time of bereavement, in the loss, of a dear  husband and father, Walter  (Rod) Green. A special thank  vou to Rev. Denis Morgan, Dr.  Hobron. the staff of St. Mary's  Hospital and Mr. John Harvey  for their helpfulness.  ���Mrs. Irene Green and family.  We wish to thank Mr. Norm Cotton for opening up our road and  enabling the doctor to visit us.  AJso many thanks to Mr. and  Mr��. Norm Black, our neighbor  and Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Bradley of Giibsons for taking such  qood care of us during our bout  with the flu. _r. ..  ���Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Hird  Vog>el Ave.  (Park).  FLORISTS  Flowers   and  Gifts  for all occasions  LissiLand Florists  Giibsons,   886-9345  Sechelt   885-9455  PERSONAL  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Phone 886-2827  WORK WANTED  Saw filing and sharpening ser-  fice. G. H. Eriksen. Phone 886-  7138.   Typing and stenography, in business office or my home. 886-9331  Carpentry work, alterations, etc  Ed Armstrong,  Phone 886-7794.  Back hoe and operator for hire.  Write to 10251 140th St., N. Surrey or phone 581-9684.  Carpentry, new construction or  alterations. Free estimates. Ph.  886-7421.  Plain sewing or alterations.  Mrs.  N. McKenzie 886-2737.  VERNON & SON BULLDOZING  (Formerly A. E. Ritchey)  Land clearing with  clearing blade  Grading and Excavating  ^Competent work, Service  :      Satisfaction Guaranteed  Phone 886-2887  Do you require part time bookkeeping, statements, balance  sheets and personal income  tax?  Phone 886-9331.  We fall danger trees, top trees,  and remove limbs. Experienced,  insured and guaranteed work.  Free estimates. Phone 885-2109.  Semi-furnished 2 bedroom trailer, 10' x 52', Gower Point Rd..,  R. W. Vernon, 886-2887.  TRAVEL  RENO  8 DAYS $60  Side trips, fun money and extras  Taylor Tours  Leave Feb. 15  Phone 434-4555  or write Mrs. G. Taylor  4532 Earl St., Vancouver  White enamel oil range, good  condition, wilth fan and tank  accessories. $50. Phone 886-2158.  Take ? ? in trade for our equity  in 1968 12 x 65 General trailer.  3 bedroom plus utility, still under warranty, set up at Irwin  Motel, Gibsons. Phone 886-7491.  Very good wringer washer, $35.  Double aluminum rinse tubs, $12  886-2455.  Wood stove, good condition. Ph.  886-2783. ^_   Westinghouse fridge, stove, Inglis washer, drier, colonial folding door, floor polisher, 3 boys  bikes,, small bed, 2 end tables,  kitchen table, green chesfterfield  colonial rug, 9 x 12;. Phone 886-  7475.  Crown walfcie talkie, brand new,  value $95. Will trade for 2-22  Remingiton or 30.30 Winchester.,  or $65 cash. 886-9373 after 6 pm.  Large size oil heater, $40. Ph.  886-7087.  Snow shovels.  Lifetime guaranteed rubber  water hose, 25, 50 and WO ft.  lengths.  Earl's in Gibsons  886-9600  Winston Robinson Prop.  IF IT'S SUITS - IT'S MORGANS  885-9330, Sechelt  HORSEMEN!  For your tack needs see  Walt Nygren Sales  Gibsons, 886-9303  NOW IS THE TIME!  to have  Outboards  -  Lawnmoweis  serviced and ready for  Spring  NUTS & BOLTS  Head of Wharf  OPEN ALL WINTER  SPORTING   GOODS  Hardware and appliances  Where  your dollar has  more  cents  EARL'S IN GIBSONS  886-9600  Manure,   delivered.   Phone   886-  2233.  One Airco auto, oil furnace and  250 ,gal. tank. Phone 886-2897.}  Used electric and gas ranges,  also oil ranges C & S Sales, Ph.  5��5-9713.  Sechelt.  WANTED  Large hamster cage with large  wheel. Phone 886-7734.  Will buy patches of standing  timber. Phone 886-2459..  CARS, TRUCKS FOR SALE  '60 Zephyr, Good shape. $250 or  offer. Phone 886-2867.  1959 Metropolitan hardtop, radio and heater, 4 on the floor  stick shift, bucket seats. Good  condition,  $300.  Phone 885-9494.  1959 Galaxie, 2 dr. hardtop.,  clean, 352 motor bored out to  361, new dual range automatic;  new tires, 4 barrel carburetor.  Offers. Phone 886-9814 evenings.  BOATS FOR SALE  15 ft. Clinker built, 25 Scott mo-  tor, convertible top. $450. Phone  886-9875.  Dozer boat, 13 ft. long; steel,  built 1962. Chrysler motor, plus  spare Ford diesel motor. Phone  886-2539.  NOTICE  CASH  for your trees  Fir, hemlock or cedar  Or will credit against clearing  (with clearing blade)  Stumping,  road building,  or excavating  VERNON & SON  BULLDOZING  Gower Point Road 886-2887  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.  PETS  Poodles, grooming, clipping.  Years of experience. Telephone  886-2601.  C0NSTRUCTI0R  Roberts Creek: Handyman's  Special ��� 2J/4 acres in good location, creek through property,  small bouse started tout needs  revamping. $4,500 or nearest  cash offer.  One acre with 75' W/F. Nice  2 bedrm home with full concrete  bsimt. A/oil heat. Lge sundeck',  greenhouse. Excellent garden,,  fruit trees. Easy approach to  beach. Full price only $23,500.  Gibsons ���- Delightful 2 bdfrm  stucco bungalow, ideally suited  to retired couple. Fully furnished, " convenient location. Only  $10.,500 cash.  Best offer near $2000 takes 50'  x 260' lot with small shack. Has  possibilities.  Very desirable wat'enfronit property, features charming 5 rm.  cottage with many unusual features. A /oil heat. HeatiMor fire  t>lace in the delightful view living room. The beautiful grounds  are a gardeners dream. Full details on request.  For those with an eye to the  future, we offer 12 acres, potential view S/D. 2 homes! Main  house consists of 4 fbdraiis.*, modern cabinet kitchen, large living room and dining room. Dble.  basin vanity bath. Full concrete  bsmt. features rec. room, second bathroom, storage room  and entrance to garage. Hot water heat. 2nd house ��� comfortable 4 rooms and utility. Only  $6,500 down.  K.  Butler             ���  886-2000  Ron McSavaney ���  886-9656  Ed Butler           ���  886-2000  Don Tait              ���  883-2284  X BUTLER REALTY  & Insurance  Gibsons. B.C.  Phone  886-2000  MEMBER  MULTIPLE LISTING  SERVICE  EWART McMYNN  REALTY & INSURANCE  NOTARY  PUBLIC    , ���  MEMBER:  MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  Phone  886-2248  Secluded waterfront home, 3  bedroom chalet type withi large  living room (fireplace)., insulated. 99 ft. good beach. 900 sq. ft.  living space. Some finish re-  ouired. Only $16,900 with half  down.  Pleasanlt view home overlooking Howe Sound, close to beach.  Two bedrooms, living rm., dining rm. and kitchen on main  floor. Selfcont. suite below. Oil  furnace in concr. basement. Full  price $15,000, cash to approx  $6,000 mtige at 6%.  $25,000 full price on this waterfront 2 'bedrm home (could  be two more in unlined upstairs)  Cobble fireplace in 14 x 18 ft.  living rm, sun deck, good  grounds. 90 ft. beach. $6,500  down.  E. McMynn        886-2500  Do Wortman       886-2393  J.  Warn 886-2681  Box 238, Gibsons, B.C.  PROPERTY FOR SALE  View lots, West Sechelt. Phone  885-9330., 885-9796 or write Box  441,  Sechelt.     '  1 double frontage large view lot  ��� cleared ��� near good beach  area ��� paved road, water, light  and telephone. R.W. Vernon,  886-2887 ,    .  NEW   SUBDIVISION  GOWER   POINT  Choice building lots, 1000 feet  from beach, good view. Easy  terms. R.W Vernon ��� 886-2887  ANNOUNCEMENTS  JANUARY SPECIAL ��� Four  room cottage (furnished) on a  50 it. lot, location S. Fletcher  near Franklin. In good condition  attractive location. Only $4,500.  886-2481  THINKING OF BUILDING IN  1969? An attractive lot, or acreage, is your (first requirement,  and you should look around with  some care. Let us help you in  your search, we have listings  from Hopkins to Sechelt, and  even beyond. Call Dick Kennett  or Jack White.  886-2481  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  Real Estate & Insurance  Richard F. Kennett,  NOTARY PUBLIC  Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  GIBSONS,  B.C.        Ph, 886-2481  PROPERTY WANTED  Congratulations to Sue Whiting  on her 30th birthday, Jan. 21.  Alcoholics Anonymous. Phone  886-2979 or 885-9327 after 5 p.m.  For all your travel information  and bookings contact Margaret  MacKenzie, local agent for  Eaton's 'Where-to-Go' Travel  service. Phone 886-2960. Head  office 515 West Hastings St.,  Vancouver.  HAVE YOU A  DRINKING PROBLEM  Contact Alcoholics Anonymous (closed meetings) Gib-'  sons, Ph. 886-7106 or 886-2924.  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-  cord, etc.  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.  .'������     ~~       PEDICURIST  Mrs.  F. E. Campbell  Selma Park, on bus stop  885-9778  Evenings by appointment  WANTED TO RBTT  -Small suite or cottage suitable  -for 1 person, non-smoker, non-  $drinker, quiet, clean. Phone 886-  Small 1 bedroom self-contained  suite wanted by widow, furnished preferably. Phone 886^9979 or  886-7432.  FOR RENT  1 bedroom furnished suite on  waterfront alt Sechelt. Phorie  886-2380.  Bachelor suite $50 a month; 1  bedroom suite $80 a month. 20  x 15 ft. and 400 sq. ft. commercial premises, also 20 x 20 ft.  storage space. Apply Suite 7.,  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons, or  phone 581-9684 or 574-4180.  On the waterfront, 1 bedroom  furnished ail electric duplex. 2  bedroom furnished 10 x 52 trailer. Gower Point Road. R. W.  er. 2 bedroom, furnislhed cottage. Gower Point Rd., R. W.  Vernon,  8862887.  3 room unfurnished cottage. Ph.  886-9661.  Single room for working man.  Apply at rear door, 1749 Marine  Drive, Gibsons, after 11 a.m.  Furnished 3 room suite, auto-  oil heat, fp.., elec. appliances.  Men  preferred. Phone 886-9661.  BEST ACCOMMODATION  IN GIBSONS  MAPLE CRESCENT  NEW DELUXE APARTMENT  1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments vacant now. FREE heat, washig  facilities, drapes, blinds, park-,  ing, water, garbage collect  tion. Colored appliances and  :��� plumbing. Luxury living at low  cost. '��� >  Phone 886-2905  ROOM & BOARD  Everything tor your  building needs  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Sechelt. Phone 885-228?  ��l acre or acre suitable for trailer. Or will purchase small 2  bedroom house for cash. Gibsons area. Phone 886-7255, ask  for Calvin.  Now available, Room & Board,  winter rates. Peninsula Hotel.  Phone 886-2472.  SEATTLE  OPERA  The mid-point of the Northwest's grand opera season will  be reached this month whjen  the Seattle Opera Association  presents Der Rosenkavalier in  German on January 22, 25, 29,  and February 1 in the Seattle  Opera House at 8 p.m. Artists  from around the world are arriving to join the Opera's Resident Chorus, technical staff and  orchestra to create the Vienna  of the mid-1700's set to the  music of Richard Strauss.  THE WELL-TRAVELLED, multilingual and vivacious1 hostess of  OBC radio's Continental Rhapsody is Chantal Beauregard (left).  Each Sunday she introduces the music of many lands as per_orm-  ed by Ivan Romanoff (right), his orchestra and chorus. Guests of  different ethnic backgrounds give the weekly show a truly international flavor.  Gains by pulp workers  Workers in the Canadian pulp  and paper industry' have made  major gains this year in their  march for economic and social  justice, L. H. Lorrain, Canadian  director of the International  Brotherhood of Pulp, Sulphite  and Paper Mill Workers- said in >  a New Year message.  "These outstanding settlements, coupled with, what appears to be a resurgence in the  church services  ANGLICAN  St. Bartholomew's, Gibsons  Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m. Bring Supper  8 p.m.., Annual meeting  Sunday  11.15 a.m., Holy Communion  7:30 p.m.: Compline and coffee  at. Aidan's, Roberts Creek  3 p it..   Evensong  Jail. 22,  12 noon, Holy Communion   '  2 p.m, Annual Vestry Meeting  St.   Hilda's,   See&clt  8 a.m.. Holy Communion  9:30 a.m., Church School  7:30  p.m..  Evensong  and Annual Meeting  Egmont  3:00 p.m., Family Service  St. Mary's, Garden Bay  11:15 a.m., Holy Eucharist  UNITED  Gibsons United Church  11:15 a.m.; Divine Service  7 p.m., Service and Social  9:30 a.m., Wilson Creek  2:30 p.m., Roberts Creek  BAPTIS1  CALVARY BAPTIST, Gibsons  Sunday School, -9:45 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.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.  886-7272  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  Gower Point Road  886-2660  Sunday  Sunday School, 10 a.m.  Morning Worship, 11 a.m.  Evening Service 7 p.an.  with Ohoir and Specials  Tuesday  Testimony and Exhortation  Service 7:00  With once a month Special  Evangelistic Service  Transportation available  . to all services  vitality of. the industry., indicate  that 11969 should Ibe a prosperous  year for pulp, sulphite and paper mill workers," Mi\ Lorrain  said.  Reviewing the international  union's bargaining successes,  Mr. Lorrain said estabJishaneht  cf the principle of a guaranteed;;  annual wage for workers in  mills in eastern Canada was  one of the highlights of this or  any other bargaining year.  "We have made a beginning  ��� and I want to stress that it is  only a beginning ��� on what eventually will be a genuine guar:  anteed annual wage for the men-  and womeri:.-who work in this industry," Mr. Lorrain said.  * "People aren'. hired by the  hour any more. We are seeking  equal treatment for all the em-.'���_;  ployees of the pulp and paper  industry. I don't want to over-:...  state   the   case   of   our   initial"  breakthrough but we are very  enthusias-ic about the progress  we have made."  The start towards a guaranteed annual wage has come in  the form of company contributions to a new fund which will  be administered jointly by the  union and management.  .Payments will be made from  the fund to augment the sickness and accident benefits of  workers, thus ensuring that they  will not lose wages.  The plan was negotiated in all  major contracts in Quebec and  the Atlantic provinces this year  and Mr. Lorrain sa:d he expects  similar plans will be negotiated  in the next round of talks in Ontario and British Columbia.  Most of the new labor agreements provide for wage increases over two years amounting to  35 cents per hour or about $14  per week on a weekly salary basis. This amounts to an annual  gain of approximately seven per  cent.  In addition there were significant improvements in pension  benefits, indemnity benefits,  holidays and vacation plans.  Apart from the collective bargaining field, Canadian director  Lorrain noted the very significant development in the structure of the International Union.  A report by the special Canadian Identity comimittee of the  International was adopted in its  "iitirety at the convention of the  IBPS and PMW.  The report formally assigns  responsibility for administration  of the union's affairs in Canada  to the Canadian director.  Tn the new structure the Canadian director becomes the union president's representative in  Canada in charge of collective  bargaining, research, education,  ' ^islation and information.  The International Brotherhood  of Pulp, Sulphite and Paper  Mill Workers is the leading representative of workers in the  mitp and paper industry in Canada with same 40,000 members. STAR SIGNED UP  World-famous soprano Birgit  Nilsson lias just been signed to  sing the title role ofiTurahdpt;  to be presented-during the 1969v,  70 Seattle Opera season-,!Gen-' *  eral Director Glynn Ross has  announced/  MRS. MONRUFET WRITES  Word has. been received by  , the Coast News that Mrs. Jen.  Morirufet is now at Queen's Fort  Drive, St. James, Barbados,  West' Indies, having arrived  there on Dec.' 16. She'has (been  in bed ever since but desires to  be rememlbered 4o her friends.  Coast News, Jan. 15, 1969.  !^PKOfESJIONAL \-s!  >'J SAltSMEN - C1UB \^  Bus. 266-7111  Res. 278-0874  EYE.   (MICKEY) COE  Brown Bros. Motors  5690 Granville St.  Vancouver 13,   B.C.  Attention Legionnaires!  GENERAL MEETING JAN. 29  for nomination and election of officers  ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH 109  too late for  Reg. 98c ��� HOW  Good Selection  VALENTINES-Now on display  LADIES and GENTS UMBRELLAS  Childrens see thru Safety Umbrellas  980  Sewing Supplies ��� Remnants  School Supplies  GET THEM AT  GILMORE'S VARIETY SHOP  SECHELT ��� Ph. 885-9343  Log scaling  course offered     Books in library  The Adult Education Department' of School District No. 46  will offer a course in Log Scaling beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28  at Eljphinstone Secondary School  The course will be taught by-  Mr. John. Brandys, professional  log scaler, with the Rayonier  Corporation. It is designed to  prepare students for tlhe. provincial log scaler exam in April.  The course will inc-ude20  hours of theory in 10 evening  sessions, iplus 20 hours of prac-,  tical scaling in 5 session in the.  field scaling and. grading log  booms.  The fee for the 40-hour course  is $25. Prospective studentis may  register on the first 7night of  class in Room 103 at Elphinstone Secondary School. Call  886-2241 for further information.  Save money  on your taxes!  How to save money on your  municipal taxes? It is no prob-;  lem at all. The municipal council is mow Offering a five percent  interest credit on all pre-payed  tax amounts from now until May  15.  Interest will Ibe calculated  from the date of payment to  June 30 and such deposits up to  any amount of - the total of the  1968 taxes will come under the  five precent interest plan.  HARRY T. LUCKEN  Cyril Lucken, R.R. 1, Sechelt,  has received word that his brother Harry Thomas Lucken died  in Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, on Jan. 9. He leaves his  wife Evelyn, a daughter Mrs. G.  (Lynda) Bennett and a son Sandy of Burnaby., where Mr. Lucken lived. There are also five  brothers and four sisters in England. The funeral service was  conducted by Rev. H. Irwin in  Burnaby. Cremation followed.  i'v'HHi��ium����HtuHmH(Hmnni��i\iuirtumnnww��m\����m��tt��  MEETING POSTPONED  The Jan. 16 meeting of the  Senior Citizens association,  Branch 69, which was to have  been the inaugural meeting has  been postponed until the February 20 me~eting in Sechelt's Legion Hail.  SHARE YOUR  GOOD HEALTH  BE A BLOOD DONOR  ^&if&��f__0$$it??2%^B^-%&  JANUARY CLEARANCE  FABRIC SALE  50% OFF  Pure Knitting Wool 20c oz. and up  Woolens, Crepes, Cottons and many others  FABRIC HOUSE  OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK  Gibsons ��� Phone 886-2252  GIBSONS  New Adult Non-Fiction  FabledYTribe by Clive Cowley  Down the Wild River North  by Constance Helmericks.  Mrs. Ajppleyard and I by Louise Andrews Kent.  Iberia by James A. Michener.  Philby iby Bruce Page, David  Leitch, ���Phillip Knightley.  The Long View by Alan Paton.'     '���'::':������ ���. ...  GIBSONS PUBLIC LIBRARY  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  Wednesday, Jan. 22  8 p.m.  IN LIBRARY ��� Everybody welcome  Expert Repairs  ���������"���  ...TO  ���  ��� AUTOMATIC WASHERS  ��� AUTOMATIC DRYERS  ��� .DISHWASHERS  Factory Trained on all Makes  Y"������-���-..     ' also   ���   .  VACUUM CLEANERS  NUTS   &   BOLTS  -        Ph. 886-2838 -  SOUTH PENDER HARBOUR  WATERWORKS DISTRICT  MADEIRA  PARK,  B.C.  NOTiGE  OFFICE HOURS 9 a.m. to NOON - MONDAY to FRIDAY  Cash will only be received within these hours  4f  JANUARY  Home Appliance  CLEARANCE  WESTINGHOUSE  LAUNDROMAT  Reg. $369.95  NOW ONLY $339-95  DELUXE WESTINGHOUSE  RANGE  Rotissaire,   Auto.  Oven,   Etc.  Reg. $299.95  NOW ONLY $26995  WESTINGHOUSE 12 cu. ft.  DEEP FREEZE  Reg. $239.95  NOW ONLY $189-95  GOOD USED  ENTERPRIZE  GAS RANGE  EXCELLENT  CONDITION  ONLY $95  Zenith Washer  EXCELLENT  CONDITION  ONLY  FLOOR MODELS  ZENITH PORTABLE  DISHWASHER  Reg. $269.95  NOW ONLY  14 cu. ft. FROST FREE  FRIDGE  Reg. $439.95  How  $379  DELUXE AVACAD0  Wringer Washer  Reg. $199.9^5  NOW ONLY $179-95  Many Other Unlisted Bargains  GIBSONS HARDWARE  MARINE   DRIVE  ���  GIBSONS   ��� Phone 886-2442 fi       Coast News, Jan. 15, 1969.  ANDY  CAPP  UNSHINE COAST DIRECTORY  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  SICOTTE BULLDOZING Lfd.  ��� ROAD  GRADING  ��� LAND  CLEARING  ��� ROAD  BUILDING  Phone 886-2357  JOHN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION &  MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Haiibour  Phone 886-2231  From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Res. 886-9949  Point of law  (By a Practicing Lawyer)  Copyright applied foi  Many persons contemplate  suing but hesitate to do so because the intended defendant is  a large, powerful company or  a person of great influence or  importance in the community.  These factors should never be  considered. Everyone is equal  before the law. The trial judge  will not be influenced in any  way by such facts.  Underlying these comments  lies one of the most important  principles upon which our entire system of law and Justice  rests ��� the iridepe-&erice 7 of  the judiciary. In Canada, judges  are completely independent,  that is to say, they have no  interest whatever in which side  is.successful ��� aside from their  very great interest in seeing  that justice is done. Judges are  appointed by the federal, government to serve until age 75.  They cannot be removed from  office except by a very difficult  and rare parliamentary process  known as impeachment.  Most judges in    the    United  States are elected for a term  of about four to six years. This  means that a judge must be a  politician ��� a poor combination.  The necessity of having to  fight an elediion every few  years is expensive and means  that judges are tied in with  . political machines who have  campaign funds. These funds  come irom donations and often  from dubious sources such as  big ibusiness, labor unions and  even racketeers. ^Naturally, they  expect a return on their money  in the form of preferential legislation, patronage, honors, appointments and all the spoils of  political -office.  In marry cases also this system results in a judiciary that  is not impartial when powerful  figures appear before them as  parties to either civil or criminal actions.  Canada, however, is not lily  white in this respect as most  judicial appointments are as a  result of yt-ars of faithful party  service. We might' well follow  the British example where judicial appointment is based entirely on  merit.  rAiTHICN NEW/  If you have a space problem  in vour house, sofa I'^eds may  be'the answer. With this du��l-  purpose furniture, even small  home owners and apartment  dwellers can keep their cool  when unexpected guests arrive  for the holidays.  Of course, sofa beds don't  actuallv stretch space. They  just seem to. With modern styling they are no longer the  heavy, cumbersome pieces they  used to be. Sofa arms have  been slimmed down and the  bulkiness reduced so the sofa  or couch takes up a minimum  of floor space. In fact, these  pieces so cleverly conceal comfortable cotton and innerspring  mattresses, you would never  guess they lead a double life.  There are various types of  two-in-one furniture, reports  the Canadian Cotton Council.  Convertible sofas, for example,  are available in either love seat  size or davenport width. The  convertibles are made with the  mattress folded under the seat  which pulls out to form the bed.  In this type, the back of the  sofa drops down level with the  seat to make a double Ibed.  The studio couch, on the other  hand,   converts   to  a  twin bed  when you pull the lower section  out and up to seating level. Then  there's the single sleeper, really a refinement of the old day-  bed, but much more streamlined in design. It is equipped with  a long, harrow cushion called  a bolster. Finally, there is the  chair bed. This is just for occasional use, although it is as  comfortable as sofa bed styles.  Best of all, today's sofa and  couches made with cotton and  innerspring mattresses are  every bit as comfortable as a  regularly equipped bed. You can  obtain as fine a mattress as  you want in a dual-purpose sofa  or couch. The best buy is an  innerspring mattress cushioned  with cotton.  It has firmness and controlled  resiliency. A big person or a  lightweight can relax and get  the right amount of buoyancy.  Moreover, because the cushioning is cotton there is a natural  ventilating sytem that conducts  heat and moisture away from  the body. You stay comfortable  all night long.  With sofa beds you can put  out the welcome mat for overnight guests ��� thanks to the  ingenuity of the furniture and  bedding industries.  D. G. DOUGLAS VARIETY & PANTS  McCall's Patterns, Laces, Remnants & Singer Supplies  Sunnycrest Plaza, Gibsons ��� Ph. '886-2615  TASELLA SHOPPE  FOR YOUR YARDGOODS ��� Sechelt  Ph. 885-9331  GILMORE'S   VARIETY  SHOP  SEWING NEEDS, RUTTERICK PATTERNS���Sechelt, Ph. 885-9343  Drug seminar  for teachers  A special educational seminar  will be held in Burnaby next  month to help public school personnel learn how to handle*  problems concerning the use of  drugs, Education Minister;  Donald Brothers has announced 7  Every school board through-v  out the province will be invited  to send a representative to the  seminar, -   which    will be held  February 27 amd 28. - ~  The  purpose of  the   two-day 7  seminar is to develop plans for  assisting  individual   schools   inf  planning appropriate educational 'approaches   to   the   problem  of drugs.  The program will include pre- 7  sentation of papers by selected  specialists <as well as work ses-i  sions devoted to examination of.|  educational      material      which%  might  be   found  useful   at  thef'  school district level.  NEW APPLES  Two new apples of the Golden  Delicious   type   have   been   developed by the Canada Depart-.  ment of Agriculture's Summer-  land, B.C.     Research     Station.  The new apples, yet unnamed,  similar to Golden Delicious, mature earlier.  One is ready for  harvest three to    four    weeks  earlier   than  Golden   Delicious;  jthe   other,   one   to   two   weeks ;  earlier.   For  consumers  it will .���  mean that fresh apples  of the Y  Golden   Delicious   type  will  be Y  available over a longer period. ?  Growers will benefit  too, espe- ,  oially in those     areas     where  Golden   Delicious   does   not  de- '  velop its full quality because of  a short growing season.  LEGAL  COURT OF REVISION  NOTICE is hereby given that  the Court of Revision respecting the assessment roll for/ the  COMOX Assessment District  will be held as follows:���  School District 47 (Powell  River), at Powell River, British Columbia, on Thursday, February 13th, 1969, at 10:00 o'clock  in the forenoon, in the Provincial Government Building.  Dated at Courtenay, B.C. this  14th day of January, 1969.  G. L. HAMILTON,  Provincial Assessor  OPTOMETRIST  FRANK E. DECKER  BAL BLOCK ��� GIBSONS  WEDNESDAY  FOR APPOINTMENTS  .    886-2218  TASE1LA SHOP  Ladies ��� Mens ��� Childrens  Wear ��� Yard Goods ��� Wool  and Staples ��� Bedding  Linens  Dial 885-9331 Sechelt, B.C.  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Everything for your building  needs      '  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2283  SIM ELECTRIC Ltd.  ELECTRICAL   CONTRACTORS  '      Sechelt ��� Phone 885-2062  RAY NEWMAN PLUMBING  SALES J. SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Building' & Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., R.R.1,  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2116  At the Sign of the Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & MARINE SERVICE Ltd.  Machine Shop  Arc & Acty Welding  Steel Fabricating  Marine Ways  Automotive & Marine Repairs  Standard Marine Station  Phone 886-7721  Res.   886-9956 ��� 886-9326  Phone 886-2808  TWIN CREEK LUMBS  & BUILDING SUPPLIES Lfd.  Everything for your building  needs  -   Free Estimates  A. ft RITCHEY  FOR RENTAL  Arches, Jacks* Pumps  Air Compressor, Rock Drill  Concrete vibrator  Phone 886-2040  L & H SWANSON Ltd.  Backhoe $  Loader Work  HOWE SOUND 5, 10, 15 CENT STORE  Gibsons ��� Ph. 886-9852  For All Your SEWING NEEDS, SIMPLICITY PATTERNS  LEGAL  COURT OF REVISION '  NOTICE is hereby given that  the Courts of Revision 1969 re- :  specting   the   assessment   rolls  for the Vancouver Assessment :  District and Village Municipal- /  it(ies)   therein will  be held as  follows:���  School District 46 (Sechelt) <  including Villages of Gibsons j  Landing and Sechelt, at Gibsons t  Landing, B.C. on Wednesday, :  February 5th, 1969 at 11 o'clock !  in the forenoon in the Village T  Office.  Dated at   New    Westminster  this 6th day of January, 1969.     ,  A. R. C. WYATT,  Provincial Assessor  LAND SURVEYING  ROY & WAGENAAR  SURVEYS  1525 Robsons St.  Vancouver 5 Ph. 681-9142  Zenith 6430  Sechelt 885-2332  *���  CONTROL BLASTING  Free Estimates  FRED. DONLEY  Pender Harbour  883-2403  SEEDS UNDER WATER  Diana, a Pacific white-sided  dolphin living with the Vancouver Pu/blic Aquarium's killer  whale Skana, can see as well  under water, as a cat can in  air.  Cement Gravel,  Road Gravel,  Sand & Fill  Septic Tanks & Drain Fields  Phone 885-9666  SECHELT TOWING & SALVAGE  LTD.  SCOWS   ���   LOGS  Heavy Equipment Moving  & Log Towing  Phono 885-9425  1 & S TRANSPORT Ltd.  Phone 886-2172  Daily Freight Service to  Vancouver  Local pickup and delivery  service  Lowfbed hauling  PENINSULA PLUMBING  HEATING & SUPPUES  (Formerly Rogers Plumbing)  on Sechelt Highway & Pratt Rd.  SALES & SERVICE  Port Mellon ��� Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  Phone 886-9533  _  NEVENS RADIO & TV  DEALER  FOR  PHILIPS  ZENITH  FLEW00D  RCA VICTOR  SALES & SERVICE  To all Makes  Phone 886-2280  PARKINSON'S HEATING Ltd.  Gibsons  ESSt  ��IL FURNACE  No Down Payment ��� Bank Int.  Ten Years to Pay  Complete line of Appliances  for Free Estimates call 886-2728  HADDOCKS CABANA MARINA  All Electric Cabins  Boat Rentals  Launching  Ramp.  MERCURY OUTBOARD  Sales & Service  Marine Ways ��� Repairs  Madeira   Park  ��� Ph.   883-2248  LEN WRAY'S TRANSFER  Household Moving & Storage  Phone 886-2664 ��� R.R.1 Gibsons  ..��mmiiiMunumui��uuum��uimHwwmnHH��iuiHimm��wtti.  Photostats  ��� TAX PAPERS  ��� LETTERS  ��� MEDICAL CERTIFICATES  ��� LEGAL DOCUMENTS  and other required papers  Coast News  Ph. 886-2622  'mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmr  SUNSHINE COAST SERVICE Ltd,  Wilson Creek  Auto Glass Replacement  a Specialty  COLLISION REPAIRS  24-Hour Towing ��� Ph. 885-9466  Latest Equipment for  Frame & Wheel Alignment  R. H. (Bob) CARRUTHERS  Oil Stoves & Heaters  Cleaned and Serviced  Port Mellon to Earl's Cove  Gibsons, B.C. ��� Ph. 886-9354  EXCAVATIONS  Foundations, Trees Removed,  Clearing and Road Building,  Gravel,* Navvy  and Fill  SIMPKINS ��� Ph. 885-2132  BRICKLAYING  SHOP FROM 10 to 10  7 DAYS A WEEK  Always a fresh stock of  Groceries, Meats, Confectionery  VILLAGE STORE  GIBSONS  Phone 886-7466  SUNC0  PROPERTY PATROL Ltd.  Serving the Sunshine Coast  Offers security-check patrol  of your property    Y  Services arranged to suit you  WE CARE ABOUT YOUR  " PROPERTY -  Phone 885-9737* Office,  Res. 883-2688,  P.O. Box 43, Sechelt, B.C.  McPHEDRAN ElKTRK ltd.  Residential ��� Commercial  -      Industrial Wiring  ELECTRICAL HEATING  SPECIALISTS  Gibsons  886-9689  Serving Port Mellon to  Pender Harbour  0CEANSIDE FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Custom built cabinetry for  home and office  KITCHEN SPECIALISTS  R.  BIRKIN  886-2551 or 886-2261  Beach Ave., Roberts Creek  C & S SALES  For all your heating  requirements  Agents for  ROCKGAS PROPANE  Also Oil Installations  Free Estimates  FURNITURE  Phone 885-9713  VERNON & SON BULLDOZING  LAND CLEARING  ROAD BUILDING  LOGGING EXCAVATING  Free Estimates  �� Service and Satisfaction  Guaranteed  . Phone 886-2887  Coast News  Phone 886-2622 Hangens report from Central America  The Carl C. Hansen family  which left Roberts Creek area  last October has written, as Mr.  Hansen promised the Coast  News, sometihing on the family  experience in motoring to their  new Central American home in  Honduras. It took 2�� days from  Vancouver to Honduras. The  Hansen address is now Aparto  16, Le Ceiba, Honduras, Central  America. The Hansens are now  on mission work for the Jehovah Witnesses.  After leaving Vancouver Oct.  3, we headed for our destination, Honduras, Central America. Our aim was to help people  down there get a better understanding of the Bible. As Je-  hovahs   Witnesses   we   felt  we  work.   There   are  seven  of  us  in the family plus one Dach-  hund, that started out in our  Travelall packed with personal  clothing and camping gear.  The trip through Washington,  Oregan and California, was  pleasant and uneventful with-  beautiful rest areas and campsites along the way. In southern  California's El Centro we took  out Mexican car insurance  which is a must, and was given  a very helpful book that covered hotels, motels and campsites.  Mexico, however is very different from what we are used  to, the desert hot and dusty  but the beaches along the coast  would be  qualified to  do  this   werejust beautiful, large Peli-  Hurry  Sechelt to Vancouver ��� 20 minutes  Gibsons to Vancouver ��� 10 minutes  DAILY SCHEDULE FLIGHTS BETWEEN  Downtown Vancouver - Gibsons - Pender Harbour area  and Sechelt 7  LEAVES:   MONDAY THROUGH  SATURDAY  Vancouver      Pender Hbr. Sechelt Gibsons  9:00 am       7:30 am        8:00 am       8:15 am  1:00 pm      11:30 am    12:OO pm    12:15 pm  CONNECTING  FLIGHTS  TO  LOGGING  CAMPS  LEAVES:   SUNDAY  ONLY  Vancouver     Pender Hbr.        Sechelt Gibsons  1:00 pm     11:30 am   12:OO noon   12:15 pm  Includes Thormanby, Nelson,  and Keates Island  PLEASE RESERVE SEATS IN ADVANCE  CONNECTING FLIGHTS TO VICTORIA ARRANGED  ONE WAY FARES TO OR FROM VANCOUVER:  Blind Bay' .-,.���'���  22.40  Earls Cove  20.65  Egmont  19.60  Sechelt ............. 9.00  Gibsons ................ 9.00  Keates Is.  9.00  Pender Harbour .... 19.25  Ruby Lake   ........ 21.70  Sakinaw Lake 21.70  Secret Cove 16.45  Thormanby 17.15  Vanguard   .......... 22.40  Half fare for children under 12 accompanied by adult  ALL OTHER RATES ON REQUEST  yvW   V    *-*"ffiT.T  PHONE  885-2214  w*#M*  SECHELT  B.cY  ACROSS  1 - Well-known  ��� peninsula  10 -Whiskey  11 - Thus  12 - Public  announcement  14 - Ptoetlc "you"  16 - Have being  17 - Adversary  18 - Dine  19 - Either  20 - Units  21 - Principle  22 - To work per  sistently  23 - Musical not*  24 - Forbid  25-Eggs  27 - Croesus'  empire  29 - Theoretical  force  80 - Girl's nam*  31 - Blemish  32 - Indefinite  article  33 - Cleansed      . y  34 - Male alcknUM  35 - Interna tloU-1  Music Society  _    (abb.)  35 - Ereposltfon  37 - MImte  39- ....tMIS  40 - Tfckats  42 - Handsome .. as  handsome does  43 - Equality  45 - Girl's name  46 - Italian river  47 - Food fish  48 - College degree  49 - P_rent  50 - Furniture  support  51 - Inhabitants of a  U.S. state  DOWN  2 - Grectan Island  native  8 -Affirmative  vote  4 - Compass point  5-Tenet  6 - Negative  7 - Weathercock  8 - "The .... of  March"  E3act_t___JL_i_j_ja_  ._)  ---J-J  an  eoeo  n  ���{_JQ]Q   EH   aiiE-HH  t-i__._J    __B   _______j    _J  _J__J��_J__J   L-CJk-      -J-J  _jv_u   '-J-J HI   ��__.' tU __! _1_ _J  __a _i_i_- _-_-__ -'-  _J-J_J___J    ___J__    !__���__  U_t_        t_.t_.E_    L_jy_ill  m E-oaa eh ^fjfi  !J._.__<_._-   __C   EOSl-JG  L_l    i!_i    LlLJ    __IU_U    UJ  13  15  16  17  19-  22  23  24  26  - American  Indian  ���Asiatics  ��� Iranian city  ���Argon (chem.)  ��� European  nation (poss.)  Old Indian  tribe    ���.  20 - Old Eigltsh  (abb.)  ��� Parent  - Inhabitant of  aU.S.  southern city  ��� Sausage  ��� Veterans 'Ad-  minis tratton  28 - Time period  (abb.)  30 - That Is  (Latin ahb.)  31 - Pionoun  34 - 'To .. or not  to .."  ��� Ctalleqge  as false  * Correspondence  afterthought  ���Woody plant  ��� Prayerful  ending  -Zeus'beloved  44-Unrefined  46 - Dance step  47-Berersge  49-Rronoun  50-Football  ptaysr (__b.)  33  38  40  41  42<  .cans live there, they were practically tame and were swimming and fishing right among  us.  The southern part of Mexico  from Mexico city on had some  terribly winding roads from sea  level up to 10,500 ft. altitude,  but beautiful scenery. Thie  border crossings from one Mexican or Central American area  to another had a lot to be desired, we 'had to unpack the  truck several times and still  don't know what they were  looking for.  After going through Mexico  and Guatamala, which is very  beautiful, we came to El Salvador and spent several days  in San. Salvador the capital city.  Here you found beauty mixed  with poverty and this place is  supposed to be one of the most  prosperous of the Central  American countries. Beggars all  over the place.  Here we had our first bout  with intestinal infections. We  could not drink unpurified water, the vegetables had to be  washed with soap water -ito. get  the parasites off and the restaurants were not up to standard. After recuperating we  went on to Honduras and made  that trip easy in one day, the  roads were fair and we were  glad to see the end of our 6,000  mile trip. '  Tegusigalpa, the capital is a  very picturesque city and pretty in its own way it has high  altitude and cool spring-like  weather, also in this country  poverty is prevalent, and their  manana policy gets  you.  Here we rented a large house  and shared it with four young  Canadians who had come shortly before us with the same work  in .mind. After a month however we moved to the Caribean/  coast to a small seaport called  La Ceiba, pop. 36,000. Here we  rented a house on the beach  and can watch all the big banana boats come in to load; By  the way the Chiquita bananas  come from this coast. La Ceiba  is cut off from the rest of Honduras by rivers and can-only *  ibe reached by railway, so we  had to rent a flat car for our  car, we were allowed to remain  in our car which was more com  fortable than the  seats  in  the  passenger car anyways.  That train- ride will never be  forgotten, what an experience  going through the banana plantations and little villages surrounded by grapefruit and  orange groves, wild monkeys  and colorful parrots in the trees  and the people happy and friendly that is something outstanding in Mexico and Ceiral  America. People are poor but  happy with the little they have.  We are still troubled with the  stomach infections, etc. Diseases are prevalent here since  people have no idea of cleanliness, garbage is thrown on the  streets and beach ��� and why  should they change, they have  done it all their life?  We hope to be of use here  however, but will try to be back  in Vancouver for the Assembly  of Jehovah's Witnesses in July  and hope to be ajble to. visit  with some of our friends on  the Sunshine Coast.  24  INCH   CUTTHROATS  Cutthroat trout up to 24 inches  in length have been observed  spawning in the recently improved section of Ruby Creek  on the Sechelt Peninsula. Heavy  use has been made of the uppermost portion of the channel,  about 100 feet down-stream of  the lake. Gonsideraible scouring  of the lower* portion, as well as  the apparent hesita'nce of the  fish to travel over the 300 feet  of newly placed gravel, has resulted in very little spawning  activity in this section.  Coast News, Jan.  15 1969.  WANTED  Used furniture or what  have you  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  AH USED FURNITURE  Gibsons ��� 886-28121  the pilsener for those  know real quality.  This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.  PIL-68-H2 LOAT SERVICE  Storage, Repairs,  Building  Repairs to Island Homes  Wood Cutting  Box   432   Gibsons  Ph. 886-2432  K. & R. SIMPSON  NEED A  PASSPORT  PHOTO?  The Coast News  can fake it  ���far you  Phone 886-2622  ���1>:v:#st'i& <  Freezer Bread  2c OFF &  20 loaves or more  Get together with a friend  If you haven't storage room  in your freezer for this 20-  loaf offer ��� go in with a  friend and each take 10  loaves at a saving of 2 cents  per loaf.  Gibsons Bakery  Gibsons & Sunnycrest Plaza  Phone 886-7441  Sechelt ��� Ph.  8859900  To raise funds  The monthly meeting of Port  Mellon branch of the Hospital  Auxiliary was held on Jan. 8 at  the home of Mrs. Sam Moore  with Vice-President Mrs. R. Gill  presiding. There were 11 members present. .     .. ���  Discussion over a fund raising  project for 1969 and a committee, comprised of Mesdames  Smith, Gill, Swan and Christiansen, was formed to present  ideas at the next meeting.  Mrs. Willis and Mrs. Booth  were re-appointed Thrift Shop  representatives. Mrs. Inga Neil-  <-on is chairman of the volunteer  hospital shoppers.  The next meeting will be held  at the home of Mrs. Swan in  Langdale on Fefb. 12' at 9:30 am.  ROBERTS CREEK  (By MADGE NEWMAN)  Mrs. Muriel Tibb has returned  to her home on Beach Avenue  . after    spending    Christmas    in  Seattle;.: '.[:,[��� - ,-  Memlbers of the Roberts Creek  Auxiliary were unaible to open  the Thrift Shop for business on  Jan. 4 due to the building being  in a condition of7 'freeze-in'.  Mr. and; Mrs. R. G. Blenheim,  formerly from the prairies, have  returned to their home in Spokane after spending Christmas  holidays with the L. T. Cannon  family.  -' Despite the weather a good  numiber of citizens turned out  for the first Friday entertainment evening at the Roberts  Creek school. Badminton proved to be papular as also was  ping pong. Another group met  in the library and discussed the  possibility of forming a drama  group.  The response was instant and  several of those present indicated their willingness to participate. For those unaible to attend  but who are interested the number to call is 886-7167, or be sure  to attend next Friday's get-together. We are urged to make  Friday night Cormmunity Night  at the school, form a card club,  a discussion group, play games  ��� you name it.  Blake C. Alderson, D.C.  4 days weekly 4  Post Office BuildingJScchelt  Phone   885-2333  Monday, Wednesday,  Thursday, Saturday  12 noon to 5 p.m.  EVENINGS  BY APPOINTMENT  FOR RENT  1,500 sq. ft. Office Space  available Feb. 1  former School Board Office, Gibsons  Apply fo Ed. Butler,  BUMS REALTY, Gibsons  Ph. 886-2000  4  VILLAGE  OF GIBSONS  5% INTEREST CREDIT  ON TAX PAYMENTS  made between Jan. 1st and May 15th  Interest, at the rate of 5% per annum, will be credited ,  to any prepayment deposit on current (1969)  taxes made  between January 1st to May 15th, 1969. Interest will be calculated from the date of Payment to June 30th, 1969. Such;  deposits, in any amount up t othe total of. the 1968 taxes,  will be accepted.  Any further information required may be obtained from  the Municipal Office, telephone 886-254$.  January 2,  1969.  DAVID JOHNSTON,  Treasurer and Collector  8       Coast News, Jan. 15, 1969.  BOWtIP  E & M BOWLADROMEY;  High scores- for this week  were: Ann Thompson 651,v Mavis  Stanley 316., Vince Lemke 674,  Vic Marteddu 272. Y  Ladies Coffee: Diane Berdahl  569 (224), Jean Jorgenson 507,  Irene Rottlcff 624 (230), Lucille  Mueller .523. "Y.'":Y_  Gibsons A: Dan Robertson 239  Mavis Stanley 616 (310), Art Holden 641, Ann Thompson 651, Ed  Sandy 268, Red Day 247.  Teachers Hi: Melvin Jay 6$5,  Vince Lemfee 674 (251, 268)��� Betty Kieler 621, Vic Marteddu 688,  (272), Roberta Postlethwaite 244  Students - Juniors: Cheryl  Penfold 269 Brad Quarry 278,  Leonard Green 227, Susan  Charlesworth 219, Dean Beady  225., Steven Charlesworth 205,  John Volen 305 (215), Jerry McConnell 207, Ricky Delong 249,  Ken Buckle 212, Kenny Birken  215, Brent Gooding 209, Bruce  Green 290, Trevor Quarry 328  (183), Fred Buckle 241, John  Buckle 306 (177), Gerry Harris  296 (161)., Graeme Winn 236,  Paul Scott 286 (162), Steven  Jackson 256.  Visits school  Hon. Isabel P. Dawson, minister without portfolio has returned to Vancouver after spending  two days at Maple Lane Girls  School in Cemtralia, Washington,  U.S.A. On Mrs. Dawsan's- way  back to Vancouver she stopped  off at Cascadia ��� the diagnostic  centre at Tacoma.  During ithe minister's stay at  Maple Lane, she visited arid  had meals with the girls in  Birch Cottage and met with girls  from the other cottages. In general, the minister, saw how (the  training school was run and  found it to be a very worthwhile experience.  Winter and Summer Tires  CLEARANCE SALE  ONE TIRE AT REGULAR LIST PRICE ��� 2nd TIRE Vi REGULAR LIST PRKfi  SAMPLE: First Tire cost $26 - 2nd Tire c.sl $13 ��� 2 Tires cost $39  Gibsons Shell Service Statiqn  The Bank of Montreal  Announces  that tire sub-agency branch at Port Mellon has  been closed and that effective Jan. 16, 1969  the bank's Gibsons branch w.11 be open from 4  to 5:30 p.m. on alternate Thursdays (Canadian  Forest Products Ltd. paydays) as an added service  to all their customers.  -   T. F. DAUGHERTY,  Manager  CASUAL JACKETS 25 to 50% OFF  SWEATERS >SZ? HALF PRICE  SPORT SHIRTS HALF PRICE  WOOL DRESS SLACKS  ��o $18 95 SALE $10.98  TOP COAT ���eg $1995 SALE $9,98  TURTLE HECK SHIRTS  Reg. to $5.95    SALE $1.98  WORK SHIRTSReg$395SALE $2.95  No Iron WORK PANTS  Reg $7 95  SALE $4.99  DRESS SHIRTS-HALF PRICE  SALE $3.25 & $3.50  SLIPPERS-Half Price-SALE $1.99  SLIM PANTS  Reg. SALE 2 for  5.95 3.97 7.75  Reg. SALE 2 for  7.95 5.29 10.48  Reg.  6.95  29 fo 34  Waisf  SALE    2 for  4.62    8.99  Reg.    SALE    2 for  8.95    5.97   11.69  Reg.    SALE    2 for  9.95    6.63   12.98  TERMS CASH ��� ALL SALES FINAL  organs ivien s  COWRIE ST., SECHELT.��� Ph. 8859330  ear


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