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 Provincial Library,  Victoria, B. c.  SERVING   THE  GROWING   SUNSHINE   COAST  Published  at Gibsons,   B.C.  Phone 886-2622  Volume  22  Number 5, Febuary 5,  1969  10c per copy  5 Records n  (By R. F. TH^NETT) ���' '..-  Winter, 1968-69 has proved to foe the longest and coldest spell  ever recorded at Giibsons weather station. Most all records of the  elements were broken. Already we have reached a record winter  snowfall. A new record snowfall was also recorded for this January  surpassing the previous January snowfall in 1954.  There were only 4 days in January that the temperature did  not go below the freezing point, and only two days the temperature  crept about. 40 degrees. A hard, cold, bitter January is verified by  the following summary. .  Total Rainfall  *Total Snowfall  Total Precipitation  r'Days with Rain  *(Days with Snow  High e &t Temperature  *'Lowest Teinpierature  *Mean Temperature  2.5.."  38.5"  6.37"  6  11  (4th) 45  5  29  *QDays with Frost  Winter snowfall this far ��� 81.8"  * denotes previous record broken.  27  7:53"  13.09"  (58)  9.5"  38.5"  (69)  8.48"  13.09"  (581)  16  25.  (58)  4  11  (69)  50 '  59  (60)  21  ������ S  (69)  36  29  (69)  .-' ���  43  (58)  18  27  (69)  $250,000 for phones  Nearly $250., 000 will be spent  during 1969 to bring additional  telephone facilities to the Sunshine Coast area; the B.C. Telephone Company has announced.  Gordon F. MacFarlane, the  company's operations vice-president, said $54,000 of this will (be  spent for cable installations to  provide facilities in the Redrooffs., Halfmoon .Bay and Secret Cove areas served by the  Sechelt telephone exchange.  He7 said these facilities will  create 7 circuits for growth and  new facilities to:provide present;, customers with higher  graces Yof service. These are_i  scheduled for completion in May  &ec_i^i\teIephS-ie. offTceYwill be  - increased by 100 lines. at a cost  of $23,000.   7  At Gibsons, $47,000 will be  spent:for installation of 7.8 miles  of cable from the Gibsons telephone office to' Roberts Creek.  Another $212,000 will be spent for  a 200-Iirie addition to the Gibsons office. These projects will  provide for growth in the area,  additional trunk connections to  the Sechelt office and will allow  for a higher grade of service.  Work   completion   is   scheduled  for September.  In the Pender Harbour area,  7 a total of $32,000 will be spent  for new telephone facilities this  yeai\. Installations will include  4.2 milesYbf cable in the Earls  Cove and Egmont areas to provide for growth in the number of  customers and to permit existing multi-iparty-line customers to  obtain higher grades of service.  These facilities are also to be  completed by September.  . A 100-line addition to switching equipment in the Pender  Harbour telephone office also  will foe made, together with pow-  'er^ejauipment additions. 7  Y^-fr^Mac^lane said the Ston-  YshiireYqoai-ttiv e__^nditures^7are  ��� |707vmiUib_il; cia^tal 7 expansion  program for 1969.  Sunshine Coast telephone installations increased during last  year foy 269 giving the area a to-  " tal of 3,867 phones in operation  according to B.C. Telephone  company in its annual report on  telephone. growth.  Gibsons added 131 making the  Dec. 31 total 1,937; Sechelt added 103 making its total 1,208;  Pender Harbour added 32 making its total 509 and Port Mellon  added three making its total 213  Wolverton chairman  Lome Wolverton, representing  the Langdale-Hopkins-OPort Mellon area of the Sunshine. Coast  Regional District was unanimously elected chairman of the  regional board at its Jan. 31  meeting. He replaces Frank  West of Gower Point-Gibsons  rural area who has served his  one year term as chairman.  A department of highways letter stated that the board's suggestion of a 30 mph zone from  Davis Bay to Selma Park was  not satisfactory to the RCMP or  the roads department. Director  Harvey Hubbs said there was  actually only a mile of that area  to be put under the 30 mph limit  A letter will inform the high-*  ways department that the board  considers the reduction a necessity.  W. Harper of P. K. Rentals.,  Pender Harbour, will be asked  to define what maintenance  work on the Pender Harbour  garbage dump would be done by  him under contract. The contract will be for one year terminating at 30 days notice if  necessary.  Glenn J. Davies over whose  property on North Road, Gibsons area runs a road to the  garbage dump, has allowed the  use of his land until May. Offering of a $125 payment for this  privilege will toe deferred at Mr.  Davies' request until such time  as a water connection can be  installed and this sum used as  part payment for it.  Bruce E. Emerson of North  Vancouver who is now solicitor  for Gibsons and Sechelt councils  will also act in the same capacity for the Regional board on  a retainer of $1,000.  Your blood would help  P.O. HOURS  Starting Feb. 17, new  hours of service at Gibsons  post office from Monday to  Friday each week will be  from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  and on Saturday from 8:30  a.m. to 12:30.  Homes for  wayward  emporary  ge Si  planned by Regional board  Since the last world war blood  has come to be one of our most  vital aids in saving lives. Blood  is now a part of almost every  surgery, and many blood derivatives have joined the fight  against death and disease.  Open-heart surgery would not  be possible without an adequate  source of whole blood. Each  heart operation requires an  average of 15 to 20 units, and  the Red Cross blood bank in  Vancouver supplies the blood  for 250 such surgeries in a year.  Your gift of life may also  help to replace blood lost by an  accident victim -��� or make it  possible for a sick child to run  and play ��� or enable a patient  to withstand surgery ��� or give  a newborn baby a healthy start  in life.  The very thought of these  things gives you a warm feeling, doesn't it? It should! For  you can save a life with the  blood you can spare.  There will be a Red Cross  .blood' donor clinic in Gibsons  at the Health Centre, Mon., Feb.  10, 1:30 to 4:30 and 6:30 to 8:30,  sponsored by the Kinsmen Club  of Gibsons.  Defence of provincial govern-\  ment operation of .WillingdonI  and Brannan Lake schools for]  wayward youths was the main;  feature of the reply to 7 the:  Speech from the Throne deliv-.  ered on Thursday of last week'  by Hon. Isabel Dawson, minister without portfolio. Here is ac  portion of that speech: y  Most   of   my  time   since   the!  house last sat, has been devot-7  ed to two important areas with4;  in the Social Welfare field, tl_ej<;  general well-being of our Senior.  Citizens,   and   problems   which|;  beset some segments of our teen;;  age population. Later in this-ses-  sion, I intend toYspeak on the  subject of elderly citizens.  Today, I want to direct your  attention  to my other interest  area,   boys   and   girls  training -  schools. '���'���-���  .  Mr. Speaker, the saying that;  there is nothing new under -the  sun is certainly true in the think-,  ing of adults about teenagers,^  for, Socrates,  2,500 years  ago.  wrote:   "Our youth  now loves  luxury. They have bad manners,-  contempt for authority, disres-i  pect for older people- Our chil--  To overcome governmental  blocks in getting a garbage collection system on the go, the  Sunshine Coast Regional District  board has decided to obtain a  compactor garbage truck and  employ a collector. Costs of a  truck would foe from $17,000 to  $20,000. A compactor truck is of  the type used in cities, with garbage being compressed as it  fills the truck.  This decision was made at Friday's meeting of the Regional  District board at its Davis Bay  office. It came as the result of  deliberaions in committee under the chairmanship of Director Archie Rutherford and prepared in statement form by Secretary Charles Gooding. Most  board memlbers prefered garbage collecting by contract but  are prepared to see what can be  done under actual circumstance.  Here is the report:  Recent weather coupled with  a breakdown of a local garbage  collection agency has emphasized the need for action on the  part of the Regional District to  organize a collection service.  While I am well aware of the  minister of municipal affairs recommendation to the fooard to  in effect go slowly, and also that  we are unlikely to get the up-to-  da'te information we need to set  up a billing system within the  next two years, the situation is  such that a reliable and responsible service is.necessary in the  more thickly populated areas of  the district now.  I have therefore requested information from: the "department  term contract purchase or lease  - rental.     .      ���' .  If the board wish to completely contract out, tenders should,  be  prepared  and detailed responsibilities  as   to  areas,   collection   procedures, determined.  In amplification of the suggestions above while I am in favor  of the contract as the best long-  term means of obtaining garbage collections service, it has  a major disadvantage. In the  initial stages the board, no matter how detailed an investigation  they make, will not be in a position to truly appreciate the specific needs and costs of the service until it is actually in operation.  If the board initiate the service themselves, they can expand or adjust according to  need and after a year's operation or longer they will know  what type of contract is required, and what is more important, what the contractus worth.  Gaifoage collecion is a function of the specified areas only  and does not directly concern  Area A (Pender Harbour) or  eitfher village. However if a mill  rate is struck for this purpose  then the service could be extended, if it was economically  feasible for the Regional District to do so, to either village  at a similar rate.  I have details of equipment  costs and other data on file and  I would suggest that these be  discussed with the garbage committee if the board wishes to  proceed with a collection service.        ��� --Y7"'-'  In his annual report covering  the year's operation of the board  Mr. Gooding- included the following remarks concerning the  general garbage situation:  This year has been somewhat  frustrating in that it has still  not been possible to institute a  garbage collection service and  set up our own record system in  conjunction with a data-centre  in Vancouver.  However a lot of work has  been done towards achieving  these ends and the board has  obtained the minister of municipal affairs' assurance that these  problems are appreciated by his  department and are being worked on in conjunction with other  provincial government departments. V  Area potential discussed  dren 7 nowadays am^iyK-__ts." >^;. of ^municipal affairs: and. jtnitiat-  ^^ '   ^ -lis'piay"'������";'-:--'-^v.,,_������-...,,*���:-..._. ~-,:_.:_T  The   <36iids,    wrote:    ' 'Things  around here were a long sight  different in the good old days  when we were young, before the  war. (The Spartan War). Look  at this precious playboy son of  mine with his long hair and his  horseracing. Here I am, awake  with worry and he is sleeping  peacefully like a log under five  fat blankets! What is the modern  generation coming to?"  We have not changed  today,  and no doubt the teenagers will  be  adults  tomorrow,  they  and  their .children,   and   their  children's children, will be repeating this remark.  I will always be grateful for  the opportunity that I had of living in with the girls at Willingdon School,  and with the boys  at Brannan Lake School ��� for  as a result of this opportunity,  I believe that I have gained an  insight into the lives of many of  these so-called  delinquent boys  and girls.  No one asked me to go and  live in at these schools, I asked  to go.  and from  the time the  gates closed behind me at Willingdon, to the moment the doors  closed behind  me  at  Brannan  Lake, I spoke to no one on the  outside, would answer no telephone calls, nor discuss my observations with anyone  outside  the system.  It was. my desire to live as  closely as possible to the way  these boys and girls lived. I ate  with the girls, and boys, slept  in the same buildings,, and generally experienced with them,  their day-to-day life.  The staff, whether social  workers, teachers, cottage mothers, cottage supervisors, cooks  and helpers of any type, were  keenly interested in these young  people, and did an excellent job  indeed. It was very evident that  they worked together as a team.  These are schools which are  a credit to this province, and  this is borne out by any number  of students who said they would  not mind staying there longer.  One young lady said she was 14  years old and that she would  have no objection to staying until she was 18. Does this sound  as if there is much wrong with  her school?  As a follow-up to these visits,  (Continued on Page 5)  ed some intpiiries7on equipment  costs and would make the following suggestion to the board  as a solution to the problem.  This is not a-recommendation  on how best to arrange a. collection service for garbage but is  merely a solution which will be  effective until such time as a  more suitable collection service  can be instituted and financed  on a user basis. The suggestions  are as follows:  1. That the asessed values of  specified areas for garbage collections approved under Bylaws  No. 10 and 11 be obtained and  the amount of taxation that may  be raised by mill rate application in each area determined.  2. The board budget in this  annual budget for sufficient to  either obtain a compactor truck  and employ a collector, or contact out a garbage collection  service.  3. Following upon (2) above,  if the board wish to arrange  their own collection service,  which is the quickest way of getting the service organized, a  compactor truck may be obtained by direct purchase, short  Sechelt senior  citizens to meet  The inaugural meeting of  Branch 69, Senior Citizens' Association, postponed from Jan.  16., is now scheduled for Feb. 20  at 1:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall,  Sechelt.  It is expected that Mrs. Marguerite Smith, provincial president of the Senior Citzens' Association of B.C. will take the  chair for the election of officers.  All members are urged to turn  out for the meeting.  Only paid up members will be  entitled to vote, so to be on the  safe side, mail $1 for your membership to Mrs. William McGregor, R.R. 1, Sechelt and she will  return your membership card in  time for the meeting.  There will be no social afternoon on Feb. 6. Mrs. McGregor  would be glad to hear from any  ladies in the branch who would  be prepared to sew or knit for  Canadian Aid for Vietnam Civilians.  Saturday, Jan. 25, Donald  Lockstead, New Democratic  candidate for Mackenzie constituency, and Frank Howard,  member of parliament for  Skeena, spoke at a well-attended meeting ^sponsored: by/-the ..  r"SechelfTv..^:^:Yclub: - Y Y:<'  Mr. 'Lockstead spoke of the  industrial and tourist potential  of the area, and the need for  better transportation and communication. He said the North  Coast region of this constituency  has been badly neglected. He  told    the     meeting of the fine  Tyee seeks  airport lease  Al Campbell of Tyee Airways,  Sechelt, has approached Gib-  sons-Sechelt Municipal Airport  committee with the suggestion  that Tyee lease the airstrip as  a  commercial project.  The committee has met with  Mr. Campbell and further exploratory meetings are planned,  Aid. Ken Crosby, newly appointed airport committee secretary,  informed Gibsons council at  Tuesday night's meeting.  Mayor Fred Feeney urged  the committee which has for  this year, Aid Ken Goddard as  chairman, with other Sechelt  committee members, to be careful about the control of the  $70,000 air facility which is now  under jurisdiction of the department  of transport.  work being done by the Municipal Tourist and Industrial  Commission in the Powell River area.  He criticized the government's  handling of some Crown land  release procedures, their attitude^, ^^rdsY-Jsenio& citizens,  arid their inept "handling: of the  native   Indian   situation. Y  Labor legislation has hit an  all-time low in B.C., he maintained. We now have a Mediation commission directly responsible to the cabinet, with the  power to intervene and arbitrarily halt the normal procedure of collective bargaining,  thereby depriving labor of practically the only weapon at its  command, the legal strike.  He cited many instances  'where the federal government  has failed to live up to its promises to meet the needs of the  Indian population of Canada and  pointed out that the federal government had turned, over to the  provincial government the right  to develop natural resources on  Indian reserve land. The provincial government now has the  right to lease reserve land to  private interests for development, and 50% of the revenue  accrued from such development '  goes to the federal government,  and 50% goes to the provincial  government. The Indian gets  what's left.  While the gvernment is consulting with Indian leaders on  changes required in the Indian  Act, the Indian Affairs dept.  has already decided policies  without waiting for the results  of these meetings.  To four area  Ray Kersey, of the Industrial  Development department in Victoria will visit the Sunshine  Coast shortly and meet officials  in Gibsons, Sechelt, Pender  Harbour and then Powell River.  He will look into the possibilities  for industrial development in  the area Hon. Isabel Dawson,  Mackenzie constituency member reports.  Hon. Mrs. Dawson has been  appointed to the standing committee on forestry and fishing,  labor and social welfare, and  education.  Councils OK  board budget  A joint meeting of Sechelt and  Gibsons municipal councils Monday evening, Jan. 29, resulted  in saving the school board the  trouble and cost of placing a bylaw before the public on school  expenditures.  What happened was that both  councils approved the school  board's over-entitlement in their  budget total. This over-entitlement amounted to $227,753 and  to obtain permission to include  that amount the board either  had to get approval of municipal  councils or place a bylaw before the public so it could be  approved or turned down. Under education department policy  such approval is necessary. Coast News, Feb. 5, 1)969.  ;rayeyard  Serving the Mt. Elphinstone district (population 6,000) of the  Sunshine Coasr-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.  :fl_-_MM^^  That first year!  Completion of the first full year's operation of the Sunshine  Coast Regional District board should be a milestone in the history  of the Sunshine Coast. The report of the board's actions during the  year will be found elsewhere in this edition. '  However there is one part of that report which is significant  and should not be overlooked and that concerns the situation of  ��� Regional Districts in the municipal setup. Here is what the report  had to say on this subject:  The board prepared five resolutions for presentation at the  Union of B.C. Municipalities convention last September. These resolutions all concerned regional district problems with existing legislation. Only one was rejected outright. It was most apparent that  the role oif the regional district and its operating difficulties were  not appreciated by the UBCM. It was also apparent that this district is ahead of most others in its demands on specified area legislation and the provision of municipal services in rural areas.  (End of quote from report.)  The Sunshine Coast is luckily in the position of having a well  constructed and well operating Regional District.board.  Now let us turn our attention to an editorial from the Ohilli-  wack Progress which might show why UBCM is not showing much  appreciation of regional boards:  Short weeks ago Premier John Rofoarts of Ontario announced  that his government is embarking "on the greatest restructuring  of local government in the history of the province."  Key word in the quotation is restructuring.  Premier Rofoarts announced that municipal governments will  be replaced by regional governments as quickly as possible. Restructuring on a regional basis, he said, will mean "a significant  ���reduction in the.number of municipalities" in Ontario.  His government's policy will be to proceed "on the priority of  need,'*������ Priority^���.areas--indicated-have bee  Catherines, Welland and Niagara" Falls, greater Hamilton and'the  ���counties of Peel and Huron between Hamilton and Toronto.  To put the situation in British Columbia terms you might say  Victoria-Oak BayJSaanich-Esquimalt; West and two North Vancou-  vers; Vancouver-Burnalby-Richmond^New Westminster; two Lang-  leys; Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford; two Chilliwacks plus perhaps  Kent and Hope.  Now back to that word "restructuring."  Years ago British Columbia restructured its elementary and  secondary school system along lines recommended in the report  by Dr. Max Cameron. School boards were consolidated along regional lines, with their numbers reduced but their spheres of influence multiplied.  British Columbia, under the direction of Municipal Affairs  Minster Dan Campbell, is embarking upon a program of regional  district administration. It will without doubt achieve many of the  same obectives Ontario has in mind through the new regional districts which have been set up.  What has been avoided with scrupulous care, however is the  restructuring of municipal government in British Columbia. To  avoid the possibility of any argument about the policy involved,  Victoria has added a new level of local government. If the municipalities want to use it well and good, and if they fail to make effective use of regional district powers that will be their problem.  In either case the provincial government will be able to wash  its hands of problems and disclaim its ultimate responsibility.  In Ontario the objective is to achieve regional efficiencies and  at the same time bring about a "significant reduction in the number of municipalities."  That is another way of saying one administration instead of two .  or three, with all the reduced overheads and improved co-ordination of effort that obviously would be possible.  It has worked in British Columbia's educational system, and it  must escape taxpayers why it would not work in the municipal  area.  Instead, we shall finance just as many municipalities in 1969  as we did in 1968, and they in turn will need more money to pay  for Hon. Mr. Campbell's regional districts.  Someone always pays when government fails to face up to its  responsibilities.  A job well done  Hon. Isabel Dawson, minister without portfolio, and sitting  member for this constituency is not one to overlook a job well  done. During her reply in the Speech from the Throne debate she  offered praise to a body of men who usually do not get such kind  words. Here is what she said:  Special thanks are due from all of us here, as well as those of  our citizens throughout British Columbia, to the highway crews,  who every year, battle the snow and ice on our roads.  This year, more than ever, I wonder how many of these crews  have been engaged in the seemingly endless battle of clearing our  roads, while you and I were enjoying the warmth and comfort of  our homes.  It was most re-assuring recently, while driving during a particularly bad snowstorm, to encounter these crews engaged in  ploughing, sanding and salting the highway.  This is a story about Port  Mellon. To be more precise, it  is a story about a midnight to  8 a.m. .or graveyard shift in  the machine room of the Port  Mellon of a  dozen years  ago.  The machine room, to the uninitiated, is that part of the  mill which takes the liquid pulp,  forms it into a sheet, dries it,  cuts it and packs it into bales  ready for shipping. The sheet  is first formed on a hug��  vacuum cylinder known as the  ���mold, it then goes on the cylinder dryers then to the Flakt  dryer here the sheet goes up  and down repeatedly under pressured heat until all the unwanted  moisture is extracted and then  on to the layboy.  The layboy, a wonderful bit of  equipment half as big as a  house, slits the sheet in four  and cuts the slitted portions into three foot square sections.  These sections are spewed out  of the layboy onto a platform  which automatically lowers the  bales to the conveyer, then to  the scales, to the hydrolic press,  to the tyer and on to the storage warehouse; pulp ready for  .sale. This array of complex  machines could purr like a contented kitten or it could be hell  on wheels.  s>-      *.    *  I was the layboy operator; a  new, green and very timid layboy operator. My experience  consisted of one week's tutelage  under the able and patient Leon  . Arthur nad about one month  of reasonably efficient operation  under the vigilant eye of every  machine room member of A '  crew. This was about to change.  As I recall, it was the second  shift of my second graveyard.  On the parking lot almost a  quarter of mile from the ma-  ichine room T could sense  trouble; the seasoned machine  room, operators, walking individually towards their work did  not only sense troiible ,they  knew a rough one was coming  up.  One after another we punch-  ed jour. timte r eards^ and walked  into- the machinfe^'room. The  chaos, to my eyes at least, was  almost unbelievable. The crew  coming off shift, tired and  morose, had to walk over huge  piles of useless discarded sheets  of pulp, broke to the trade, in  order to get to the door., and  we the crew coming on, had to  do the same thing to get in.  The machine was not forming  a sheet, in pulp mill vernacular  it was down. All members of  the crew except me walked to  the wet end to try and start  a sheet moving once again. The  pits under the dryer were filled  with broke. The wide corridor  along the 200 foot machine was  jammed with piles of broke put  there by fork lift.  Warily I made my way towards the layboy. The first  thing that I noticed was that  the stairs to the operating platform had completely disappeared, they were ten feet under  broke. The space between the  layboy and the Flakt dryer was  .packed at least 12 feet high and  ���the rear passage between the  layiboy and some vital power  control panels was completely  impassable. I climbed on the  cluttered machine over a mountain of broke.  *     #     *  Now for the first time I saw  and recognized one particular  individual doing one particular  job. Fred Sanders, the tour  foreman, responsible for the  operation of the mill for the  next eight hours was quietly,  steadily removing jumbled  sheets of pulp from the rear  passage and from underneath  the layboy and throwing them  out through an open rear door.  The conveyer tapes, the cutter  and other parts of the layboy  were plugged and jammed. Not  knowing what else to do I started clearing the machine and  then throwing the junk down  itoward Fred Sanders. Impassively he glanced at me and  kept throwing pulp out of the  door.  Some space had to be made  before any hope of starting a  sheet could be entertained. The  tour foreman brought in a  couple of utility men from other  jdivisions of the mill, set them  to work clearing some working  areas,  got a second lift truck  hauling broke to the yard and  then casme back to his passage  way   and   continued   to   throw  pulp out of the back door. Meanwhile    machine    tender Harry  Stabner, back tender Mel Carey,  and the rest of the crew were  trying to clear the pits sufficiently'to start a sheet.  I can still see     them,    Mel  y Carey,    Herb    Mansfield, Paul  �������� Gallant, Garrett Edmonds, Stan  7Christiansen   and   others/with  \ quiet   determination,   with   im-  : placable purpose, clearing space  7in those hot miserable, cluttered pits. Finally after about ah  hour     of    backbreaking,  unrewarding toil there was enough  room to try and start a sheet.  1 "Sir '. '# v. . *  :   The first attempt did not get  ya  third of the way  down the  ���machine.  Into the pit  it went.  Back to the wet end and start  /iver again, battle through the  forming   and   drying   cylinders  and  into . the   Flakt  dryer.   It  broke in the Flakt dryer. Thread  ���it  through  the dryer  a  couple  more  times   and  there was   a  .sheet  ready to  enter  the layboy. And what a sheet it was,  as soggy and heavy as a cold  wet     blanket,     full of cracks,  tears and holes. We were five  :bn the layboy.  including some  of   the   most   experienced machine room men in the mill and  yet it plugged so fast that we  lost the shear pin on the layboy cutter. The language from  Carey arid Mansfield, from the  whole    crew,   for that matter,  was pretty unbelievable, but so  was their determined effort to  get a sheet through the bloody  machine. The millwright^ aware  and   concerned  about   the  turmoil in the machine room, was  aright there. The shear pin was  replaced  and  once again  that  .awful sheet was strung through  the layboy; it plugged the layboy, it broke in the Flakt dryer,  it broke  at the wet    end,     it  simply  broke.  During   all   this  time broke was pilling up faster  than if could be removed.  At about :four-thrty, the first  sheet, the first soggy, cracked,  worthless sheet started coming  through the layboy on to the  lowering platform. If anything,  effort at this stage was increased; the pulp was coming, it had  to be kept coming; it had to  be conveyed, wrapped, weighed,  pressed and tied regardless of  the piles of broke impeding  work at every turn. During  these four or five hours, Fred  Sanders kept throwing pulp out  of the back door. He was quite  a man, he^really knew his crew.  The first usable bale was  made at about five o'clock. The  sheet was still very bad, we  had to be two on the layboy,  but it was starting to stabilize.  Part of the layboy operator's  job was to check the pulp for  cleanliness, brightness. and  ���moisture content. It was well  after five before I took my first  hurried test. The sheet continued to improve, we were making  pulp. .     ���  Now for one more tremendous  effort. Pride and good housekeeping decreed that the machine room be  clean and tidy  (By JULES MAINIL)  for the incoming day crew.  There were tons and tons of  baleable pulp, and of useless  broke all over the place. With  method and casual efficiency,  cleanup started. Anything that  could be baled was baled, load  after load of broke was taken  to the yard, some of the broke  was already being thrown into  -the beaters to once again become liquid pulp. The tour foreman was gone, making his first  round of the shift. At about six-  thirty out came the brooms, the  air and water hoses, arid shortly after seven the machine  room- was as clean as a whistle.  More important, we now had a  good sheet.  The machine, the temperment-  al bloody machine, was now  happily humming and .chuckling,  sounding for all the world like  a group of dear old ladies having; a pleasant gossipy afternoon tea.  *     *     *  It was a quarter^o-eight, our  replacements were drifting in.  A crew walked out, i, with the  rest, still a green member, but  a member of the crew. I had  never understood the meaning  of the word before.  The distance from the time  clock to my car seemed very  great. I was weary to the marrow of my bones but satisfied  with my behavior and with my  night's work. I drove home  slowly, with the feeling of wear  iness   increasing  as   relaxation  set in. . .,  r When I _ got home,' Jean, as  usual, had, the .housei hice and  warm. A big .bowl of oatmeal,  the only food I seemed to want  when coming off graveyard, was  waiting for me. After a simple  good morning, we sat down, I,  to eat my porridge, she to sip  a cup of coffee.  Suddenly she said, "Jules  you are positively yellow, you  are so tired that,you look sick,  yet somehow you seem happy."  What can you answer to a wife  who says.. such a damn fool  thing; a bit of a smile, a lump  in the throat. I kept eating my  porridge, but by now waves of  sleepiness were sweeping over  me. As soon as I finished I  went to the bedroom. Adjacent  to our bedroom there is a large  mirror ��� as I went toy'it I looked at my: reflection arid gave a  little salute, 10% for me and  90% for A crew.  Hitting the bed I slept.  Blake C. Alderson, D.C.  .  4 days weekly  Post Office Building  Sechelt  Phone  885-2333  Monday, Wednesday,  Thursday, Saturday  12 noon to 5 p.m.  EVENINGS  BY APPOINTMENT  N. Richard McKibbin  A PERSONAL INSURANCE SERVICE  Phone 886-2062 GIBSONS, B.C.  tfWWMAMMWIMAAA^AAAAAAAMAMAM^MA^MAAMM  EACH HEW YEAR BRINGS  MORE HELP FOR THE SICK  ��� Y:7-Y  During the past ten years the. practice of  pharmacy has greatly changed. Especially since  it has been required that pharmacists must attend their College of Pharmacy for at least five  years, before 7 they can take their examination  to become a registered pharmacist.  Pharmacy colleges now have seminars to  teach the past graduates about tlhe new drugs,  which often are so potent that much care is required to dispense them safely.. Pharmacists do  less compounding and have the needed extra  time to protect you. Our local- and national associations bring us new information to keep up  to date. We can answer any ethical question  about drugs. - 7  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.  Kae W. Kruse  Pharmaceutical Chemists & Druggists  ,.-_  Sechelt Gibsons  885-2238 886-2234  Dependability ��� Integrity ��� Personal Service  STORE HOURS ��� 9 a.m. fo 6 p.m FRIDAY 9 a.m. fo 9 p.m.  OPEN ALL DAY WEDNESDAYS  For your protection:  Professional or Scientific Claims���No advertisement  shall be prepared, or be knowingly accepted, which  distorts the true meaning of statements made  by professionals or scientific authorities. Advertising  claims should not be made to appear to have a  scientific basis they do not truly possess. Scientific  terms, technical quotations, etc., should be used  in general advertising only with a full sense of  responsibility to the lay public.  This is just one of the 12 Rules of the Canadian Code of Advertising  Standards which this publication and other media across Canada follow.  If you are interested in a personal copy of the complete Code, please writs:  The Advertising Standards Council, Canadian Advertising Advisory Board,  159 Bay Street, Toronto 1, Ontario. SUNSHINE   COAST DIRECTORY House plants need humus matter  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  SICDTB BULLDOZING Ud.  ��� ROAD GRADING  ��� LAND CLEARING  ��� ROAD BUILDING  Phone 1386-2357  J<HiN HIND-SMITH  REFRIGERATION &  MAJOR APPLIANCE SERVICE  Port Mellon to Pender Haiibbur  Phone 886-2231  -   From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Res. 886-9949  0>I��M|TRIST  FRANK E. DECKER  BAL BLOCK ��� GIBSONS  WEDNESDAY  FOR APPOINTMENTS  886-2248  Ladies ��� Mens ��� Childrens  Wear ��� Yard Goods ��� Wool  and Staples���- Bedding  Linens  Dial 885-9331 Sechelt, B.C.  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Everythirig for your building  heeds  ': .  ^Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2283  SIM ELEORIC Ud.  ELECTRICAL   CONTRACTORS  Sechelt ��� Phone 885-20612  RAY NEWMAN PLUMBING  SALES & SERVICE  Hot Water Heating  Building & Alterations  Davis Bay Rd., R7R.1,  Sechelt ��� Ph. 885-2116  At the Sign of the Chevron  HILLS 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 LUMBER  & BUILDING SUPPLIES Ltd.  Everything for your building  needs  Free Estimates  ^*^mmmm^__���_���-_-���^��^���-.__���_������_���_�����  LAND SURVEYING  ROY & WAGENAAR  SURVEYS  1525 Robsons St.  Vancouver 5 Ph. 681-9142  Zenith 6430  Sechelt 885-2332  C & S SALES  For all your heating  requirements  Agents for  ROCKGAS PROPANE  Also Oil Installations  Free Estimates  FURNITURE  Phone 885-9713  RITCHEY  FOR RENTAL  Arches, Jacks, Pumps  Air Compressor, Rock Drill  Concrete vibrator  Phone 886-2040  L & H SWANSON Ud.  Cement-Gravel, Backhoe &  Road Gravel, Loader Wort-  Sand & Fill  Septic Tanks & Drain Fields  Phone 885-9666  SECHELT TOWING & SALVAGE  I*D.  SCOWS   ���   LOGS  Heavy'Equipment Moving  & Log Towing  Plume 885-9425  1 & S TRANSPORT Ltd.  Phoiie 886-2172  Daily Freight Service to  Vancouver  ��� -   -     ��� ���       ���-.'���.*���                '.'.''���  Local pickup and delivery  service ���  Lowbed hauling  .'���������./   .7"       "'".   '���/'.-���        .���  HEATW6 & SUPPUES  (Formerly Rogers Ptambiag)  on Sechelt Highway & Pratt Rd.  SALES Jc SERVICE  Port Mellon ��� Pender Harbour  Free Estimates  P1_4M_45 886-9533        ���,  IffVENS RADIO & TV  DEALER FOR  MIPS  ZENITH  FLIIW00D  RCA VICTOR  SALES & SERVICE  To all Makes  Phone 88&2280  CONTROL BLASTING  Free Estimates  FRED. DONLEY  Pender Harbour  883-2403  PARKINSON'S HEATING Ltd.  Gibsons  ESSL  ML 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  Photostats  ��� TAX PAPERS  ��� LETTERS  ��� MEDICAL CERTIFICATES  ��� LEGAL DOCUMENTS  and other required papers  Coast News  Ph. 886-2622  nmmmmmwmmmmmmmmmmm  RKKARD CRAWFORD & CO.  CHARTERED   ACCOUNTANTS  1572 Marine Drive  Phone 886-2912  Gibsons, B.C.  EXPERT REPAIRS  '    TO        .'    '  '��� AUTOMATIC WASHERS  ��� AUTOMATIC DRYERS  ��� DISHWASHERS  Factory Trained on all Makes  also  VACUUM CLEANERS  NUTS   &   BOLTS  Ph. 8S6:2��38  SUNSHINE COAST SERVICE Ltd.  Wilson Creek  Phone  885-9466  Auto Glass Replacement  a Specialty  COLLISION REPAIRS,  24-Hour Towing ��� Ph. 886-2811  Latest Equipment 'for  Frame & Wheel Alignment  SOLNIK SERVICE  DATSUN  SALES & SERVICE  Phone 886-9662  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  VILLAGE STORE  GIBSONS  Phone 886:7460  Always a fresh stock of  Groceries, Meats, Confectionery  SHOP FROM 10 to 10  7 DAYS A WEEK  SUNC0  PROPERTY PATROL Ltd.  Serving the Sunshine Coast  Offers security-check patrol  " of your property  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 ELECTRIC Lid.  Residential ��� Commercial  Industrial Wiring  ELECTRICAL HEATING  SPECIALISTS  Gibsons ��� 886-9689  Serving Port Mellon to  Pender Harbour  OCEAN-IDE FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  Custom built cabinetry Cor  home and office  KITCHEN SPECIALISTS  R.  BIRKIN  886-2551 or 886-2261  Beach Ave., Roberts Creek  PASSPORT PHOTOS  can be obtained  at the Coast News  Phone 886-2622  (By A. R. BUCKLEY)  Plant Research Institute, Ottawa  It is not an exaggeration to  say-that half the troubles with  house plants can be traced to  poor, badly drained and sour  soil. So many people think that  plants growing indoors should  be able to thrive in soil dug  from the garden. This is not  true.  You just can't go out into the  garden in fail and dig .up some  soil to use for your house plants  during winter. If you do, the  soil you get will Ibe useless for  the purpose unless yiou are one  of those ^people who, add inches  of compost, leaves, peat and  farmyard manure -.to. the soil  each year. The general run of  garden soil compacts too much  when used for .potting and contains very little moisture-retaining humus.  When we grow plants in a pot  we subject themi to restrictive  conditions that are absent in  their natural environment, so we  must proyicre special ingredients  in a potting mix to counteract  this confinement.  First of all, potting soils  should (be well drained so that  the medium does not become  sour Use sand or gravel, ver-  ficulite or perlite ��� all inore or  less inert substances that allow  a free root run and a good passage of air.  Next, they must have humus  or organic matter ithat will hold  the soil moisture in adequate  quantities for the roots to assimilate it. To accomplish this,  add peat moss which is practic  ally all humus, or well-decayed  leaves.  'Soil is not a (problemj with African violets, foliage plants such  as dieffenibachia, aroids or similar house plants, for they prefer a peaty or leafy compost.  The next time you are in the  woods where there is an ample  canpet of welkdecayed leaves,  dig down a few inches and you  will get black, well-decomposed  leaf soil.  If you mix this with equal  parts of sand and peat, and add  a complete fertilizer such as  6-9-6 in proportions of 4 oz. to  a bushel of soil, you can grow  these plants Quite successfully.  Many commercial growers have  had good results with mixtures  of 'half peat .moss and half sand,  perlite or ver__-da__Jlte. Y  Some greenhbusemen. have also grown excellent plants in  sphagnum moss alone. These  media are quite suitaible for the  average house plant. However,  if soil is not used it will be necessary to apply a complete liquid fertilizer containing the  trace elements at the rate of one  tablespoon to a gallon of water  every two weeks.  It is possible to buy prepared  potting soils at department  stores, from seedsmen, florists  and nurserymen. Most of these  composts are well balanced and  I can recommend jthem. They  will save you all the bother of  preparing a suitable mixture if  you only have a small plant  collection. *  Most commercial mixtures  have been steamed before you  buy them and will be labelled  sterilized. If you mix your own  compost it is wise to partially  sterilize it (by heat or by chemical sterilization. This will kill  harmful bacteria, insect larvae  or eggs, or weed seeds that  might be in the soil.  The simplest way to sterilize a  potting (medium is to <put it m a  pan, add a cup of water-to ieach  gallon of the mixture and bake  45 minutes at 180' degrees F.  Turn it out on a clean newspaper and allow it to cool for 24  hours before using.  its committees  Members of school district  committees were appointed at  the last board meeting, and they  ���are:    ���- ; *.���'.'���  Public relations, Mrs. Agnes  Labonte and Mr. W. Malcolm;  education, Rev. Barry jJentos  and Mrs. Labonte; transportation, Mr. Norman Hough, and  Mr. Malcolm; personnel, Mr.  Don Douglas and Dr. W. Burtnick; finance and purchasing,  Mr. Hough and Dr. Burtnick;  planning, Chairman Mrs. Sheila  Kitson, Mr. Hough and Dr. Burtnick; policy, the full,board.  Delegates to :the South Coast  branch of school trustees, Mr.  Douglas, chairman of the branch  Alternates, Mrs. Labonte and  Rev. Mr. Jenks and to the Union  Board of Health, Mrs. Labonte.  Need the expansion of our  having a waiting list for our  care and attention  , to prevent  to receive  YES! February 22  THE COST FACTOR AS IT EFFECTS YOU AND ME  ..���  Summary of Estimates of Capital Costs  New Work ��� 11,400 sq. ft. $345,000,  Areas Improved or Altered 7,000 sq. ft.      141,000  Total Building cost ESTIMATE $486,278  Less Federal Tax credit 20,278  Net Building cost Estimate $466,000  ixed (recessed sterilizers, etc.) equipment $ 41,590  Architects'and Engineers'fees 40,000  Landscaping, parking, roadways 15,000  Clerk of Works 10,020  Total Construction cost $572,610  Movable Equipment and Furnishings 36,666  Supplies, Bedding and Linen 14,000  Workng Capital 15,00.0  $638,276  120,000  $518,000  Less Estimated Federal  NET PROJECT COST  COST TO THE INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYH.  Present Hospital Tax      .96  Addition Cost Tax  1.04  $2T60  For every $1,000 Assessed Value it costs $2  If your Assessment is $6,000  your Hospital Tax would be 6 x $2 equals $12 per year.  ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL SERVING THE SUNSHINE COAST FROM  EGMONT TO PORT MELLON IS YOUR HOSPITAL  Signed H. HUBBS,  Public Relations 4       Coast News, Feb.  5, 1969.  COAST NEWS CLASSIFIED ADS  Phone  886-2622  Deadline, Tuesday Noon  Rates': Up to 15 words 55c,  cash with order, 3c per word  over 15 words, 2nd and subsequent consecutive insertions half rate.  A billing charge of 25 e will  be made on all ads not paid  ...   1 week  after insertion.  COMING EVENTS  Feb. 7: Royal Canadian Legion  Branch 109, Joint Installation  and Social, 8 p.m., Legion Hall.  All Branch and Auxiliary members (and their better halves)  invited.  Feb. 8: Sat. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Skating, Adult session, 21 and.  over. Elphinstone Gym. Come  and kick up your heels. We  won't let on We noticed.  Feb. 14: St. Bartholomew's  A.C.W. St. Valentine Tea. 2 pm.  Parish Hall   ,' Y  March 15: Gibsons Auxiliary to  St. Mary's Hospital, Smorgasbord and Dance. Port Mellon  Community Hall.  CARD OF THANKS  On behalf of the family of the  late. Mrs. Mona Fulkerson, I  wish to thank the doctors and  staff of St. Marys Hospital, a  special thanks to Dr. Hugh Inglis, the Rev.-^ Dennis Morgan,  Mr. Bill Haley, and all who sent  cards, letters, etc.  ���Mrs. Jean Duncan.  IN MEMORIAM  WHEELER ��� In loving memory of my dear wife Elsie Mary,  who passed away Feb. 4, 1908.  More and more each day I miss  her,,  Friends may think the wound is  healed.  But they little know the sorrow  Laying within my heart concealed.  ���Joey.  FLORISTS  Flowers  and  Gifts  for all occasions  LissiLand Florists  Gibsons,   886-9345  Sechelt   885-9455  PERSONAL  HYPNOSIS  CAN HELP YOU  Phone 886-7217  TWILIGHT THEATRE  Phone  886-2827  HELP WANTED  IF YOU have used AVON COSMETICS you know you can sell  them. Many dollars can be earned servicing customers in a territory near you. Phone Miss  Owens collect, 731-8723 between  5 and 6 p.m.  WORK WANTED  Part time employment. Any  kind of labor work. Power saw  available. Washing windows,  garden work, etc. Phone 886-  9912 after 3 p.m.  Saw filing and sharpening ser-  fice. G. H. Eriksen. Phone 886-  7138.  Carpentry work, alterations, etc  Ed Armstrong,  Phone 886-7794.  Carpentry, new construction or  alterations. Free estimates. Ph.  886-7421.  Do you require part time bookkeeping, statements, balance  sheets and personal income  tax?  Phone 886-9331.  Plain sewing or alterations.  Mrs. N. McKenzie 886-2737.  We fall danger trees, top trees,  and remove limbs. Experienced,  insured and guaranteed work.  Free estimates. Phone 885-2109.  MISC. FOR SAU  Nearly new McClary Easy wring  er washer. Excellent condition  automatic timer and pump,  square tub. Best offer. Phone  886-2157.      SPRING      GET YOUR  LAWNMOWER  OUTBOARD  CHAIN SAW  Serviced and Repaired  NOW  Will pick up  NUTS & BOLTS  886-2838  Head of Wharf  MISC. FOR SALE (Conf d)  Excellent condition, semi-automatic Westinghouse washing  machine, timer, lint filter, tub  filler and Lovell safety wringer. $40. Phone 886-7403 after 5  p.m.  Rabbits, live or dressed. Breeding stock, cages, feeders, etc.  Small tractor. Phone 886-261/7.  WE SELL FEED  (For almost every need)  Including  Pigeons���-Cage birds���Wild birds  Dogs & Cats     ,  WYNGAERT ENTERPRISES  Gibsons 886-9340  $250. Papered % Arabian 8 mo.  colt. 3 times in the ribbons. Ph.  Mon.-Fri.��� after 5 p.m., anytime  Sat. or Sun. 886-2746 or 886-2084.  One   pure  bred  male   Siamese  , cat 6  months  old,  $15.  Phone  886-9984.  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.  Wood stove, good condition,, $10.  Ph.  886-2783.    IF IT'S SUITS - IT'S -MORGANS  885-9330, Sechelt  HORSEMEN! ~".  For your tack needs see  Walt Nygren Sales ���  Gibsons, 886-9303  ' SPORTING GOODS "  Hardware and appliances  Where your dollar has more  cents  EARL'S IN GIBSONS  886-9600  One Airco auto, oil furnace and  250 gal. tank. Phone 886-2897.  Used electric and gas ranges,  also oil ranges. C & S Sales. Ph.  885-9713. Sechelt.  WANTED  Wanted, old fashioned shaving  mugs, moustache cups and small  old china cabinet. Private collector. Reply Lloyd Scrimshaw.  2978 East 25th Ave.,, Vancouver  12.  Will buy patches of standing  timber. Phone 886-2459.  CAPS, TRUCKS FOR SALE  '56 Chev pickup, 4 speed, rebuilt motor, new snow tires, $575  Phone 886-2977.  '61 Chev pickup. Phone 886-2777.  1963 Ford Galaxie, all equipped,  rebuilt motor. Asking price $650.  Phone  886-9392  or 886-2539.  BOATS FOR SALE  Beach comber Duz Best. Highest offer. Send bids to Box 612,  Gibsons, (at Gibsons wharf).  ANNOUNCEMENTS  Alcoholics   Anonymous.   Phone  886-2979 or 885-9327 after 5 p.m.  HAVE YOU A  DRINKING PROBLEM  Contact Alcoholics Anonymous (closed meetings) Gibsons, 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.  CONSTRUCTION  Everything tor your  building needs  GULF BUILDING SUPPLIES  Sechelt. Phone 885*2283  NOTICE  For complete information on  Marine, Industrial and Liability  insurance; claims and adjustments, contact Captain W. Y.  Higgs, Marine Consultant, Box  339, Gibsons. Phonos 886-9546,  and 885-9425.  TRAVEL  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.  EWART McMYNN  REALTY & INSURANCE  ,      NOTARY  PUBLIC  MEMBER:  MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE  -Phone  886-2248  $4000 dn for semi wf. 3 bdrm  home. Well remodelled but unfinished. Beautiful 20 x 30 liv.  area with sea view. Built in  range and oven.  Commercial premise with 900'  living quarters, 900' store and  workshop. Village water. Panoramic view, good location.  $6000 dn. easy terms.  $16,000 cash for fully remodelled home close to pebble beach.  Elect heat, built ins;, 2 bdrm, 2  guest rms dn. Large landscaped  lot with good garage.  Split level 4 bdrm 2 bathrm.  home with garage. Yr. rnd.  stream and good grazing. A/O.  Close to schools. Pender area.  Good terms on $25,000  Egmont, deep water frontage,  132', 3 bdrm, Vs bsmt, A/O.  Prime  fishing  area.  $14000.  Gibsons rural area: Large (.64  acre) level lot with 1000 sq. ft.  home, grounds nicely landscaped. Double car. port, garden  storage shed. 1% bedrms,, big ������-'  util. area, large bathrm, 24 x 16  living rm., 24 x 16 kitchen-dining  220 wiring to range and dryer.  Full price $14,750., some terms.  Two bedrm home, half mile  from school and shopping, on  4^_! acres almost level land,  fenced. Panelled living rm. and  kitchen-dining rm. Pembroke  pumbing, good well on pressure  pump. Full price $15,800, some  terms.  Small house on 4V& acres good  land stream at hand for excellent water supply. Solid cabin at  rear. Full price $10,000, cash to  A/S approx. $3,650 at 6%.  E. McMynn 886-2500  Do Wortman       886-2393  J. Warn 886-2681  Box 238, Gibsons, B.C.  NE COAST REAL ESTATE    Water for some spots  ���   7 " :" ':. ��� ������      ���':��� ������, 7.. -���'���xy:l:i'i.y:-''y��y':yyJL 7.5Y '������::. :  Pender Harbour: 78' Gunboat,  Bay, nicely treed, lovely view,  serviced and cleared. Full price  $5600. Terms.   Call DON TAIT  883-2284.  Roberts Creek: Immaculate 5  room home features view living  room, dining room, cabinet kitchen, vanity bath, two bedrooms, full concrete basement  with rec. room. A/oil furnace.  Garage and greenhouse. 75' of  waterfront. Full price only $23,-  500  Two only: 1 acre lota, on  highway, near golf course. Priced at only $3000 each.  Gower Point: This delightful  2 bedroom home is placed in a  beautifully landscaped ^ acre  lot. The living room features  heatilator fireplace W/W carpet and opens onto covered patio. Large utility and furnace  room. This can be yours with  only $6500 down.  -Gibsons: 5 acres close to  Gibsons,, on good road. 267'  frontage, road down side. Full  pdice $5000. Terms.  3 bedroom home: on two corner lots. View,, nice living room  with fireplace, full basement,  not finished, with roughed in  fireplace and plumbing. Double  garage, black top drive. Full*  price   only  $22,000  with  terms.  K. Butler  Ron McSavaney  Ed  Butler  Don Tait  886-2000  886-9656  886-2000  883-2284  K. BUTLER REALTY  & Insurance  Gibsons, B.C.  Phone  886-2000  MEMBER  MULTIPLE LISTING  SERVICE  PROPERTY FOR SALE  View lots, West Sechelt. Phone  885-9330,, 885-9796 or write Box  441,  Sechelt.  WANTED TO RENT  Steady worker with family  wants to rent 3 bedroom home  between Langdale-Gibsons area.  Phone 886-2616.  ROOM & BOARD  Gibsons Village ��� very tidy,  well kept two bedroom' house on  Glen Road. Full basement here  which could be developed into  a suite or more brs. etc. Attractive garden with view over  .: Sound. Asking $13,500 with about  $6.,000 cash.  886-2481  3 room cottage on 2 view lots.  Close in., Asking $4500.  886-2481  Two view lots, Hopkins; all  services. $3500 takes both.   :  886-2481  In the sticks today ��� in the  village tomorrow. Growth vin-  vestment. Rental income now.  Suitable commercial and residential subdivision close to  shopping centre. Full price  $22,000, terms.  886-2481 ;  Building lots, acreage,, village  or rural ��� quite a variety available, call us for more information.  886-2481  RENTAL ��� 3 br. suite and  rec. room in small apt. folk. $119  per month, v  886-2481  CHARLES ENGLISH LTD.  Real Estate & Insurance  Richard F. Kennett,  NOTARY PUBLIC  - Sunnycrest Shopping Centre  GIBSONS,  B.C.        Ph.  886-2481  FOR RENT  On the waterfront, lovely all  electric 1 bedroom suite, furnished. R. W. Vernon, Gower  Point Road. Phone 886-2887.  2 bedroom rental, till end of  June, $70 month. Box 346,, Gibsons.  Bachelor suite $50 a month; 1  bedroom suite $80 a month. 20  x 15 ft. and 400 s"q. ft. commercial premises," also 20 x 20 ft.  storage space. Apply Suite 7.,  Seaside Plaza, Gibsons, or  phone 581-9684 or 574-4180.        ;   '  3 room unfurnished cottage. Ph.  886-9661.  Furnished 3 room suite, auto-  oil heat, f?p.., 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, parking, water, v garbage collection.. Colored appliances arid  plumbing. Luxury living at low  cost. ��� "���  Phone 886-2905  petT ~T~  Poodles, . grooming, clipping.  Years of experience. Telephone  886-2601.  FIRE  ALARM DUD  The fire call at 10 p.m. Thursday night of last week was for  a boat on fire in the government  wharf   area.   No  trace   of  any.  boat afire could be found.  Regional  The first annual report of the  Sunshine Coast Regional District  board prepared by the treasurer, Charles Gooding, arid covering the first full year's operation by the board holds out the  hope that 1969 -will see water  taps turned on in some present  dry areas,  Mr. Gooding's report also anticipates a small surplus in the  financial operations of the board  during 1968. ���  The board held 13 regular  meetings and 20 committee  meetings during the year. In  addition there were several  meetings, seminars, or conventions held in Vancouver and Victoria which were attended-'by  board members and myself.  ��� The board became responsible  for the administration of the Regional Hospital District June 21,  711968.  At the time of the prepara^  tion of this report the accounts  for 1968 have not been closed  off and the financial statement  will follow at a later date. In  general the board has operated within its budget during 1008  with the exception of expenditures on garbage dumps. It is  anticipated that there will be  a small surplus in administration and planning.  On water the report stated  that the board commissioned  and received the report on water supply arid, distribution from  Messrs. Dayton and Knight and  proceeded immediately with  some of its recommendations.  Discussions on financing and the  form that.the extension of the  Letters Patent would take were  held a various levels with the  department of municipal affairs.  Preliminary approaches were  made to the Sechelt Waterworks  company on the acquisition of  the waterworks and discussions  were held with the Village of  Gibsons on the necessary tie-in  with their utility.  A referendum held on Nov.. 23  gave  an  almost 70%  majority  in favor of the Water Supply and  Distribution bylaws in 3II areas Y  except Electoral Area A (Pen-";  der Harbour). Action was taken  to have the Letters Patent amended to  include  this function:  in the electoral areas approving  it. At the year end the board  was in a position to proceed in  19fi9 with a program to supply  and distribute water.  Garbage dumps were obtained  and constructed at Pender Harbour and West Howe Sound. The  cost of developing these and  maintaining them and the Sechelt dump exceeded the amount  budgetted but it was essential  that these dumps remained in  use and the deficit incurred will  be transferred to this year's  budget. Both the new dumps  were used by the public immediately they were opened and a  private collection service male-. ..  ���iro�� use of the Garden Bay road  dump has been started in the  Pender Harbour area.  The West Howe Sound site  wp��; well used until the latter  months of 1968 when problems  of access occurred and the road  was closed. Negotiations with  the department of highways and  our  local   MLA   resulted   in   a  NOTICE OF MEETING  Hear Mrs. Clare Culhane speaking under auspices of the  Voice of Women on Canadian Medical A& to Vietnam,  past and future at Garden Bay, Pender Harbor, Clubhouse  at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, and at 2 p.m. Sunday1, Feb. J9  at the Sechelt Reserve Hall ��� Collection.  Mrs. Culhane spent six months in Vietnam often undeer  front line conditions doing. administrative work in a TB  Hospital during 1967 and 1968.  TICE  Unfit further notice Gibsons Laundromat  will be closed af 9 p.m.  promise from the minister of  highways that the legal access  road to . this dump would be  opened iri 1969.  Mr. Fred Reylburn has continued to work as building and  t plumbing inspector throughout  the area, and assisted the public  health inspector in sanitation  work until the end of the year  when by decision of ithe board'  this arrangement ceased. An  agreement was made with the  Village of Sechelt arid the building inspector is responsible for  inspections in that municipality  A detailed report of inspections  made will be submitted by the  building inspector. YThe total  value of buildings for which permits were issued was $2,237,832.  Permits issued totalled 324..  Street Lighting: With the approval of street lighting bylaws  by property owners at Langdale  and Davis Bay, specified areas  were formed for that, purpose  and the necessary agreements  completed with B.C. Hydro.  Wharf Lig__tlng:7Gambier Harbour and New Brighton approved a wharf lighting bylaw and  a specified area was set up to  provide that service thereby  confirming the unofficial arrangement already in existence.  ; - Beach Access ��� Davis Bay:  Difficulties in the transfer of a  small but vital piece of property on the waterfront donated by  Mr. Whitaker to the Regional  District were finally overcome  by an arrangement to have this  remainder transferred' to the  department of highways ... and  thence to us for administration. -  At the end of the year this transfer was in progress.  The small staff has been adequate in 1968 with Mr.. Reyburn,  m addition to his building inspection duties, assisting Miss  Relf and myself and I thank  them both for their co-operation.  In 1969, it will be necessary to  engage someone to help with  ti\e treasurer's side of my work  mainly ori'account! of ithe water  supply project and the hospital  ���district. .-;&?.'���   Y�� ~^ y.-:  (The board intends to do this  and will be advertising for the  services of an accountant.)  rm inn ni;iiviiFN  ANGLICAN  St. Bartholomew's, Gibsons  8 a.m., Holy Communion  ���  11:15 a.m., Mattins  7:30 p.m.: Compline and coffee,  St. Aidan's, Roberts Creek  9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist  St.   Hilda's,   Sechelt  8 a.m.. Holy Communion  9:30 a.m., Church School  11:00 a.m. Morning Prayer  Church of His Presence,  3 p.m., Holy Communion  St. Mary's, Garden Bay  7:30 p.m., Evensong  Now available, Room & Board,  winter rates. Peninsula Hotel.  Phone 886-2472.  UNITED  . Gibsons United Church  11:15 a.m., Divine Service  9:30 a.m., Wilson Creek  2:30 p.m., Roberts Creek  BAPTIST  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 ajn.  Evening Service 7 pjm.  with Ohoir and Specials  Tuesday  Testimony  and Exhortation  Service 7:00  With once a month Special  Evangelistic Service  Transportation available  to all services  / Coast News, Feb. 5, 1969.  Dawson in legislature  Hospital board budgets for needed expansion  (Continued frorii page -1)  I spent about ten days visiting  similar schools-as far east as  Toronto and lived in at Maple  Lane near Centralia, Washington, early in Jauary of thisiyear.  This is the school which Treceiy-  ed such wideYpuhlicity. in the  Reader's Digest of October 1967.  Our Willingdon School is partly patterned along the line of  Maple Lane School. 7  One common factor did come  to light as a result of my trip,  and following discussions with  several groups of people who  worked at the schools, and this  was the need of community involvement with these young people. .  The problem of youth is a  community responsibility and it  takes responsible communities  to solve these problems. ; The  one who suffers most from juvenile delinquency is the juvenile delinquent. ���,. 7  Certainly, governments. can  provide riioriey for facilities arid  equipment, 7 erect ultra-modern  establishments, Y and oifeir the  finest treatment. services that  money- can buy. But, is this  enough?  These young people are our  citizens of tomorrow ��� some ofv  these youngsters could .well be  taking their places in community, provincial and federal affairs  in the future. Therefore, total  involvement of all aspects of  community participation is necessary and must be drawn upon in the years ahead.  (Communities as a whole, will  come to realize more and more,  that co-operation ^should exist  between ; parents, Y teachers,  youth leaders, law enforcement  officers, magistrates, social welfare workers,; counsellors, and  indeed, even the memlbers of the  medical profession, so that  young people can have the opportunity of developing their po  tential abilities within the community of which they are an integral part./  Yes, indeed, children and teen  agers are our most precious resources. They are our citizens of  the future and the boys arid girls  of these schools who so desperately need to be accepted arid  find their places in our commun-  , ities, are part of our future too.  It is -up to us as individuals  7and as society as a whole, to  lend ourselves, the skill of our  professional   people, . and   our  7 community resources in co-operation with our government  through , its social welfare; department, which I knowNis fully  cognizant of the importance of  coriimunity participation, iri this  area/and which not only stands  ready ad willing, but has indeed  used every means at every level  to ensure, that these boys and  girls are enabled to become useful, contributing members of so-  ... ���piety!'.  Certainly, there is room for  developriient of these facilities  ;--- there ^a-ways is in; areas of  service to" peopleYand there always will be, for if there were  no need for such growth or expansion in thinking in these service areas, 'there would be no  need for governments, any government.  Criticize us if you will, but  make it constructive criticism,  but get off the backs of these  young people, and those staffing the schools they attend. They  have7 no7 defence; against such  ���Vicious and slanderous attacks.  ?We have a most wonderful  group 7 oft worikers in these  schools,  and: they deserve our  ^warmest   thanks.   They  should  be applauded/ and supported by  1 all members of this -house. Time  and again, the minister of social  welfare has said, go and visit;  these schools, but how few of  those7 who attack these 7 schools  do so;  LADIES HANDBAGS  Reg. $4 & $5.95 -__-.����( $2.98  CLUTCH BAGS  Reg. $2.49 . _ KOW $\ 93  BEEHIVE  4 ply Scotch Fingering Wool _ SPECIAL CJ4C  Many Specials in  CHILDREN'S WEAR  20 to 25% OFF REG. PRICES  YOU   See our Display of Locally Made  DOLL'S CLOTHES  for 12, 14 & 16" Dolls  ft A MFC    INSTANT INSAMITY  17 AH E J   TEN LITTLE INDIANS  and MINI-FRISBtt  Gilmore's Variety Shop  Cowrie St., SECHELT, B.C. ��� Ph.  885-9343  The Sunshine Coast Regional  Hospital District presented a  budget calling for $43,225. administrative expenditure and  $230,360 for capital advances  which takes in the addition to  St. Mary's Hospital, when it  held its monthly meeting Friday  The total budget is for $273,-  985 based on an income of $38,-  845 (estimated from taxation),  $4,380 from grants and "a $230,360  bank loan on debenture sales.  Expenditures on the administrative side total $35,925 most of  which goes towards bank interest and debt charges connected  with the hospitals original cost.  The $230,360 construction, equip  merit and other costs are for the  addition to the hospital.  St. Mary's Hospital has already received the go ahead-signal from Health Minister Loffmark to start on its $688,000 expansion of the present hospital  building.  7  This sum will be broken down  to $518,276 as the major sum for  which the provincial govermv  ment will provide 60 percent and  the taxpayer 40 percent. Then  there is a $12,000 federal grant  plus about $50,000 for equipment  purposes.  Changes to be made to the  hospital include a second storey  which will have space for 35  more beds. There will also be  an enlargement of the present  emergency section on "the present main hospital floor and the  incorporation of a completed  physiotherapy department in the  basement.  At the same meeting the Hospital board which is composed  of all members of the Regional  District board reviewed its work  during the part of the year  when it took over, as follows:  The Letters Patent proclaiming the Regional Hospital District dated June 21, 1968 was  published in the July 4 edition  of the British Columbia Gazette.  Unider the provisions of the Regional Hospital District act. administration was vested n the  Regional board with the costs  to be borne by that body.  The board held its first meeting July 26, 1868.  A hospital advisory committee  was appointed consisting of  three members, one from the  Regional District board, one  from St. Mary's Hospital board  and one from the medical staff.  The members are respectively,  Director H. Hubbs, Mr. E. W.  Booth and Dr. W. D. Burtnick.  The necessary formalities introducing a bylaw to obtain the  assent of the owner electors for  expansion of the hospital were  completed and the Hospital District Financing Bylaw No. 1 received three readings in December.  The Hospital Improvement  District had not been dissolved  by the end of 1968 and accounts  were not opened for the Regional Hospital District. A small  balance in the H.I.D. funds was  transferred to the Regional District pending dissolution.  The chairman, Director West,  attended a meeting with BCOEHS  Officials in Victoria to discuss  Hospital District financing, the  transfer from the H.I.D., and  their working procedures with  Hospital Districts.  The board will probably be  concerned with the financing of  the extension to St. Mary's Hospital in 1069 and the approval of  the necessary disbursements.  The board may find that Hospital District demands together  with the additional work forseen  for the Regional District may  tend to overload monthly meet  ings. To alleviate this situation  and avoid additional meetings,  Secretary - Treasurer Charles  Gooding suggested that Ythe  board give consideration to delegating more responsibility to  committees in 1969.  Letters to editor  Editor: The Red Cross Blood  Clinic is once again coming to  the area on Monday, Feb. 10.  To my knowledge of local affairs, only during the war years  did the public truly respond,  The sight of a local Kinsman  having to tour the shopping centres with a loud hailer haranguing the public to come to the  clinic last summer was a shocking sight. Husky men arid strapping young teeriers merely  shrugged1 arid continued oh their  way provirigvonce more the callous indifference of 7people un"  less personally involved.  Could we not this time show  that not only the regulars but  the husky young students and all  the many newcomers really do]  care.  ���Irene Green.  Sunshine Coast Regional Hospital District  BY-LAW  No.  1  WHEREAS the Board of, Directors of the Sunshine Coast  Regiorial Hospital District is empowered, inter alia, to make  grants in aid for the establishment, acquisition, reconstruction and enlargement of hospitals and hospital facilities:  AND WHEREAS the said Board is-desirous oif providing  grants towards the hospital projects described in Schedule A.  AND WHEREAS the assent of the owner-electors is required pursuant to section 35(1) of the "Regional Hospital  District Act":  AND WHEREAS pursuant to the provisions of the "Regional Hospital Districts Act" the Government of the Province will share with the said District the repayment of  principal and/interest with respect to the borrowing of the  aforesaid  sum: :.-. .; v     ] K  AND WHEREAS the approval of the Minister of Health  Services and Hospital Insurance has been obtained.  NOW THEREFORE the Board of the Sunshine Coast  Regional Hospital District, in open meeting assembled, enacts as follows:���  1. The Board of the Sunshine Coast Regional Hospital District is hereby authorized to make grants in aid for tlhe  purposes described in Schedule "A" attached to and foita-  ing part of this by-law.  2. For the purposes aforesaid there may be boirowed upon  the credit of the Regional Hospital District a net sum not  exceeding Five hundred and eighteen thousand, two hun-  . dred and seventy six Dollars ($518,276).  3. Such borrowing shall be secured by the issue from time  to time to the Regional Hospital Districts Financing  Authority, subject to the approval of the said Minister,  of debentures in such principal amounts as the Board  deems necessary to raise the amounts required, after  payment of commission, brokerage, exchange, interest  and other necessary expenses dn connection with raising  the net sum specified herein.  5. Debentures issued pursuant to this by-law shall be repayable within a period not exceeding twenty five years  from the date of issue thereof, in the amounts' and at the  times that the said Minister may approve, with interest  payable annually or semi-annually as specified by the  Regional Hospital Distracts Financing Authority upon  the balances from time to time remaining unpaid.  5. In order to meet payments of principal and interest during the currency of the debentures1, there shall be included each year an the estimates of expenses of the  Board the respective amounts of principal and interest  falling due in that year.  6. This by-law before adoption, shall receive the assent of  the owner-electors m the manner provided for by the  "Regional Hospital Districts Act."  7. This by-law shall take effect upon the date of its final  adoption.  8. This by-law may be cited for all purposes as the."Sunshine Coast Regional Hospital District Hospital Financing By-law No. 1."  Read a first time this 20th day of December, 1968  Read a second time this 20th day of December, 1968  Read a third time this 20th day of December, 1968  Received the approval of the Minister of Health Services and Hospital Insurance this 14th day of January, 1969.  SCHEDULE A  ,A_ construction and renovation project which will in-  . creasethevacute-carebed capacity of_SJt^Wt^ry!sHosr:  pita|^Sechelt, by approximately 13 beds as well as  provide approximately 22 beds for extended hospital  care; ;In addition, the funds to be provided will be  used to improve diagnostic, treatment and service  departments of the existing hospital building:  purchase of necessary equipment and supplies, pro  vide necesary working capital and carry out improvements to the hospital site.  BY-LAW QUESTION  "ARE YOU IN FAVOUR OF THE SUNSHINE COAST  REGIONAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT HOSPITAL FINANCING BY-LAW  No.   1."  Take notice that the above is a true copy of the proposed Bylaw and Question upon which a vote of the owner-  electors will be taken at:���  Poll Station  Egmont School  Garden Bay ��� Al. Lloyds Laundramat  Madeira Park School  Halfmoon Bay ��� Rutherfords  Davis Bay School  Roberts Creek School  Gibsons Rural ��� Elementary School  Hopkins  Community Hall  Village  of  Gibsons  Municipal  Office  Village of Sechelt Municipal Office  on Saturday, 22nd February 1969 between the hours of  eight o'clock in the forenoon and eight o'clock in the afternoon, and that Charles F. Gooding has been appointed Returning Officer for the purpose of taking and recording the  vote of electors.  Dated at Davis Bay this 3rd Day of February, 1969  CHARLES F. GOODING,  Secretary/Treasurer  BLOOD DONOR CLINIC  MONDAY, FEB. 10  SHARE YOUR  GOOD HEALTH  BE A BLOOD DONOR  H0URS: 1:30 ��� 4:30 ��� 6:30 ��� 8:30  af the  Health Centre  GIBSONS  Sponsored by  THE KINSMEN CLUB OF GIBSONS .    Coast News, Feb.  5, 1969.  COAST NEWS WANT ADS  ARE BEST SELLERS  Phone 386-2622  Storage, Repairs,  Building  Repairs to Island Homes  Wood Cutting  Box  432  Gibsons  Ph. 886-2432  K.  & R-  SIMPSON  2C OFF loaf  20 loaves or more  Get together with a friend  If you haven't storage room  in your freezer for this 20-  loaf offer ��� go in with a  friend and each take 10  loaves at a saving of 2 cents  per loaf.  Gibsons Bakery  Gibsons & Sunnycrest Plaza  Phone 886 7441  Sechelt ��� Ph.  885-9900  What state  are you  When   a   telephone   operator  after you have dialed a number  up Pender Harbour way, asks  you what state you are in ��� it  does make you wonder.  Monday afternoon the editor  was striving to refach someone  in Pender Harbour area and  went through the normal process of dialing __12 and the remainder of the number.  Next came the usual peep-  peep and the request for your  number, which was given. Next  thing th&t !ha$t>6tted wiais an operator asking what number  were you calling: and before a  reply was teadyshe inquired as  fo what state the caller was in.  She meant it, too. So sifter some  chit-chat she found out where  arid who the caller was. In turn  she "volunteered the information  that she was in the state of Illinois. So a beautiful friendship  ended when the editor hung up  the phorie and continued to wonder over what State he was in.  FQR  DATSUN  Sales & Service  Sunshine Coast Highway  Ph. 886-9662 ��� GIBSONS  (By a Practicing Lawyer)  We often    receive    questions  concerning w he n criminal  charges may be laid and when  they may not be laid.  Ques tion: A man owes me  some money on a business deal  and he even admits it but he  won't pay it and the. police  won't do anything about it.  Answer: The police department is not a collection agency  arid unless some crime has been  comiriitted in connection with  this indebtedness the prosecutor's department will not proceed criminally. The police will  not, and cannot, collect monies  owed to you. You ttiay sue  civilly to collect the debt. Y  Q:   I   got   a   rubber   cheque  from the sale of some furniture.  Can I haive the guy who "wrote  the cheque prosecuted, or what  can I dp?  A: ;You can have the man  prosecuted but would this help  you? Having him convicted  doesn't necessarily mean *ecov-  ering the money although it may  help in some cases. There may  be some reasonable doubt as to  the man's intention to defraud  you and he may never be con-  convicted. We think you should  sue civilly, as even if a crime  was committed, you have more  chance of collecting if the debtor is out of jail earning money  than if he is in jail sewing mail  sacks.  Q: Can anyone lay a charge  against a person who committed a crime?  A' No ������ only the prosecutor  can do this. Anyone may' lay  an information and from this  prosecutor may or may not proceed, in his discretion, depending on the amount of evidence  available. .��  Copyright applied foi  Q: Can the attorney general  stop any criminal charge?  A: The provincial attorney  general can stay (that is suspend) any criminal proceeding  by a iprocess known as a nolle  prosequi.  Q: My former boy friend and  I had a quarrel and he wouldn't  give me back some things which  I left at his place and which he  had originally 7igiyeri to me. I  tried tp get aYcharge of theft  laid against Mni and saw the  police and the prosecutor arid  did everythirjg but couldn't get  anywhere. The prosecutor said  this man had.some right. What  can I do about -it?  A: It would appear that the  police authorities have conducted their investigation and interviewed the man 'concerned  and having reported the matter  to the prosecutor, the latter is  of the opinion that there is some  doubt about the -inan's guilt. We  believe the expression used to  you was color of right which  means having some right of  ownership. At any rate there  would appear to be a question  of legal ownership and the  prosecutor will not proceed unless there is sound evidence of  at least some degree of guilt.  You should sue civilly.  Q: I got in a fight with a  guy and some cafe furniture  was smashed up and we each  laid a charge of assault against  the other. Now, the police are  charging me and won't charge  the other guy. What do I do?  A: Go and see the prosecutor.  There is a seldom used section  of the Criminal Code by which  such matters may be brought  before a justice of the peace,  before anyone is tried, to have  him determine which charge  will be proceeded with first.  Q: My husiband went with"another woman and I want him  charged with adultery, but the  police won't listen to me. How  can I have him charged?  A: You can't. Adultery is not  a crime. You may sue your  husband civilly far a divorce,  alimony, etc.  BE A BLOOD  SEA SONGS  A book of authentic Sea Chanteys,  Foc'sle Songs and Ballads  Compiled and Published 7>y the  Cutty Sark Club  250 a copy  ON SALE AT  Coast News  Handles the "Big  WASHES, MUSES AND SPIN DRIES 24 lbs.  OF LAUNDRY IN LBS THAN 30 MINUTES  k\  *;  :S'&��t  -t * ***"%&* ~  s-X*��  ~*"J?  ?%*9  &?-  V~  *r&  >-  H&4  ^W1  *C1  -��e  Js^OMOM^OitoMC&MOwOOX Sw*��*M)wft ������  '^  1 Yes, the amazing Hoover wilH^jZJust roll it up to the sink.Talk?;\?3Slip the hose on the tap. No!  wash this 24-pound load in less^Y about convenience! " '  than 30 minutes!  jspecial plumbing or wiring!  'needed.  ' v. ..  ^  ���v*��-  ~\  t&*  ?/&  "S, .  !^  J4 Needs less than 9 gallons of �� 5 Unique pulsator action flets|j| 6  6-pound load is washed in if  I water. Uses less detergent���and B clothes very clean, very gently,ffi4 minutes���and ready for a 2-  I there's a suds-saver tool 11| very fast. ����i minute rinse and spin-drying.  '���^^"^'"  GIBSONS HARDWARE  MARINE DRIVE - Phone 886-2442 PRETTY WCB Information Services secretary Darlene Park dons  hard hat to display new symbol of the Workmen's Compensation  Board which is now being used on all WCB printed material and  safety equipment as part of new look for 1969.  WANTED  Used furniture or what  have you  WE BUY BEER  BOTTLES  AL'S USED FURNITURE  Gibsons ��� 886-28121  BINGO  f THURSDAY  FEBRUARY 6  8 p.m. Sharp  NO GAMES LESS THAH $10  DOOR PRIZE $5  50 take part  in selling job  On -March i7, about 50 British  Columbians will' descend upon  San Francisco for a five-day ses  sion. It will be a selling job,  but the Canadian group, led by  the travel industry department's  deputy minister, Ronald Worley,  will be listening, to, determine  how best the province can meet  the 7 needs and desires of the  U.S. traveller.  On-the-spot planning has been  largely the work of Canadian  Pacific Airlines district sales  manager, Jack Walker, working  with Rod Fraser and the staff  of British Columbia House, San  Francisco.  Following these activities, the  majority of the group and others  will engage in a similar promotion in the Los Angeles area  March 24 to 28.  LITTLE MOUSE, BIG JUMP  Never attempt to determine  the height or breadth of a jump  by the size of the jumper. The  little Canadian jumping mouse  can do a broad jump of over  five feet. However, the mouse-  sized African jerboa can almost  double that figure. And don't  trust a spider to be ground  bound. Some can jump- as far  as eight inches. Snakes, however, contrary to popular belief, cannot jump, though many  can strike virtually the length  of their (bodies.  NOTICE  R, S. Rhodes  Doctor of Optometry  204 Vancouver Block  Vancouver, B.C.  Announces he will be in Secherf  MONDAY, FEB. 17  For an appointment for eye examination phone  Sechelt Beauty Parlor 885-2818  If anyone desires any adjustment or repair to their  present glasses I will be pleased to be of service  Coast News  5-10-20  FIVE YEARS AGO  B.C. Telephones is seeking  elimination of tolls on lines between stations through the Gibsons and Sechelt exchanges.  St. Mary's Hospital building  committee reports work, on the  foundation of the new hospital  is now complete.  Port Mellon; Gibsons, Roberts  Creek and Sechelt juvenile soccer plyaers have joined a Sunshine Coast Juvenile commission.  Many gardens in Halfmoon  Bay area are alive these days  with a multiplicity of spring  flowers.  Gibsons   and Area  Volunteer  Fire Department    urged     that  more equipment be obtained for  outside the village area.  10 YEARS AGO  A  Coast  News   editoral   sug  gested in view of rising costs,  to hedge on inflation one should  buy real estate or diamonds.  The consumer price index then  was about 127. (Today it is close  to 158).  Sechelt's Board of Trade has  called for rapid construction of  -the  highway to  Squamish.  With January snowfall recorded at 7.1 inches, total snow and  rain amounted to 7.11. Snow  recorded in rain' figures total  .71 of an inch. High temperature was 55 and the low 13.  Sechelt's 1958 building figures  at .,$93,800 topped Gibsons figures by slightly more than  $7,000.  Gibsons and District Ratepayers association decided to discuss during the February meeting  whether to continue  or  to  Compensation sought  Thousands of petitions have  been mailed to groups and organizations across Canada by  the Canadian Council of the  Blind and the Canadian National  institute'- for the Blind, asking  for support for changes in the  Blind Persons Act, as follows:  1. All blind Canadians, from  age 18, receive a universal allowance as compensation for  their blindness, and this allowance be administered and paid  by the federal government.  2. This allowance be exempt  from income tax.  3. In welfare computation,, this  universal allowance not be considered as income.  Signed petitions will be attached to a brief to be presented to the federal cabinet in mid-  March.  UIC problems  Q. I have been working as a  secretary steadily for the past  15 years in full-time insurable  employment. My mother, has  been caring for my two children,   now  7  and 10,   but  due  to her death, there is no one  to look after them full time.  I am particularly concerned  during the summer months  when there is no school.  I am available for employment for one-half day, five days  a week, from one to five, Monday through Friday, yet I have  been disqualified as I can no  longer accept full-time work. To  me, this is without justification.  I do have a person whom I can  implicitly trust who is available  during the afternoons. I must  toe at home in the mornings for  children must have a mothers  guidance during at least a portion of the day.  I have an excellent full-time  work record. I am still available for part-time work for  good reasons. I have paid Unemployment Insurance for fifteen years. Now I cannot draw  even a part of it. Why?  A. Because you are not available to work during regular  hours of your occupation. This  is the reason why you have  been disqualified. To receive  unemployment benefits you  must be available to work.  Since there is no part-time work  at the moment and, on the other  hand you don't want to work  full-time because of your children, you unfortunately cannot  receive benefits. Even if you  have paid Unemployment Insurance for fifteen years, if you  do not follow the regulations of  the Act, you cannot receive  benefits.  Coast News, Feb. 5, 1969.  fold up through lack of attendance.  20 YEARS AGO  Selma Park Community Centre held its first meeting in its  newly built hall. Mrs. J. E. Lee  is president. The meeting was  attended by 24 persons.  Sixteen teachers from Port  Mellon to Pender Harbor attended a meeting at Sechelt of  the School District No. 46 Teachers Federation.  Gibsons council reviewing village fire equipment found it consisted of a two-wheel hose truck  which had to be hauled by a  truck and some thousands feet  of hose.  ^PROFESSIONAL -V.  '��Y SAUSMEN S CHI- V"'  Coast News  Phone 886-2622  For a number of years, the  blind of Canada have joined in a  concentrated appeal to the federal government to win a universal   allowance   free   of   the  means test to help cover the  day to day cost of blindness.  Despite widespread support  from public spirited citizens,  community organizations and  members of the house of commons, the government in the  past has failed to take action.  There is a federaL-provincial  blindness allowance of $75 per  month, paid to blind people between tlhe ages of 18 and 66,, who  are in destitute circumstances.  It is subject to a strict means  test. The grant is really a maintenance allowance intended to  help provide the basic needs of  food, clothing, and shelter,  needs which are common to  blind and sighted alike. It ceases vat age 66 when blind people  along with all other Canadians  become eligible for the Old Age  Security pension.  The blindness allowance is  "> ot therefore a recognition of  blindness but-rathef a" recogni-"^~"  tion of the maintenance needs  of destitute blind people between 18 and 6�� years. It is not  designed, and does not help to  offset the fact that it costs money to be blind.  The Canadian Council of the  Blind and the Canadian National  Institute for the Blind propose  that all blind persons receive a  universal allowance. In addition  destitute blind persons would receive an allowance on the basis  of need. Such a combination of  legislation would acknowledge  two important facts: the cost of  blindness on one hand, and the  basic human needs of the blind  on the other. The former is associated with the cost of blindness while the latter is related  to the cost of living.  Bus. 266-7111  Res. 278-0874  E. E.   (MICKEY) ���OE  Brown Bros. Motors  5690 Granville St.  Vancouver 13,  B.C.  FRANK   E.   DECKER,   d.o.s.  OPTOMETRIST  For Apointment  886-2248  Every Wednesday  Bal Block  Gibsons  Whereowhere to start? Moving? Start by  finding MOVERS fast in the YELLOW PAGES. Where  your fingers do the walking.  >.  V  Kinsmen  Team  Bowl-0-Spiel  FEB. 14, 15 & 16  $50  CASH PRIZE  TO WINNER  $50  THREE OTHER MAJOR PRIZES  ENTRY FEI; $10 for Team ��� PRIZES for Hidden Scores  REGISTRATION: E & M Bowladrome prior fo Feb. 12  VALENTINE DANCE - FEB. 15  Elphinstone Auditorium  $4 Couple  Bowlers Couple $3 INDIAN SCHOLARSHIPS  Four British. Columbia Indians  were presented with scholarship awards, the department of  Indian Affairs in Vancouver has  announced. They are Robert Davidson, sculptor from Masset,  to continue art studies; Richard  Atleo of the Ahousat band, Vancouver Island for teacher training; Michael Smith, Whitehorse  band, social science scholarship  and Miss Molly Emily Smith,  Gilford Island, nursing scholarship. __  IUYV  -8       Coast News, Feb. 5, 1969.  NEED A  PASSPORT  PHOTO?  The Coast News  can fake if  for you  Phone 886-2622  Tommy Bruce Shuflita of Gibsons was raised from juvenile  court so he could be arraigned  in adult court on Jan. 29 on a  charge of breaking and entering and theft at the public library. He received one year  definite and two years less one  day indeterminate at the young  offenders Oakalla jail unit.  Colin Johnson' of Gibsons was  given- a six months suspended  sentence and placed under a  $100 bond on a charge of false  pretences involving a no funds  cheque. On a charge of possessing narcotics crown counsel decided to drop it because of lack  of evidence.  A juvenile who broke into  the Coast News office one night  before Christmas : and on New  Year's Eve, stealing money  chiefly and scattering documents about the office was  placed on probation for two  years with a 9 p.m. curfew,  training for a future job, and  a haircut as part of the sentence.  Paul Emile Gallant, charged  with impaired driving was fined  $400 It was his second time before the court on this kind of  charge.   COAST NEWS WANT ADS  ARE BEST SE7JLERS  DEADLINE, TUESDAY NOON  Elphinstone Co-op Assn.  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING  Tuesday, Feb. 18 ��� 8 p.m.  LEGION HALL ��� GIBSONS  ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BRANCH \<ti  Joint Installation and Soda!  Friday, Feb. 7���8 p.mf  LEGION HALL ��� Gibsons  All Branch and Auxiliary Members (and their  better  halves)   invited  E & M iBOWLADROME  Highest scores for the week:  Vince Lemke 721, Dan Robinson  295,' Ann Thompson .707', Irene  Rottluff 298.  Ladies, Tues: Carol Kurucz  559, Pat Comeau 515; Maureen  Partridge 593 (261), Irene Rottluff 610 (298),, Ruth Harrison 508  Bonnie McConnell 510 (241).  Gibsons A: Al Edmonds 2fi3,  Gerda Cadman 257, Pat Herman  615, Garry Boyce 6&3 (240), Don  MacKay 639 (261).  Teachers: Vic Marteddu 696  (291), Helen Girard 658 (248),  Cecil Firth 241, Jim Stewart 630  (244), Dan Robinson 636 (295),  Jim Mullen 635, Sylvia Bingley  654 (244), Kathy Ogden 623 (247)  Art Holden 674 (28��)", Roberta  Postlethwaite 617 (257)., Vince  Lemke 721 (280, 253), Melvin  Jay 658 (244).  Thursday: Herb Lowden 671  (242),, Jan Peterson 261/ Ann  Thompson 707 (254), Paulette  Smith 686 (244, 246), Red Day  250, Ron Oram 248, Freeman  Reynolds 606 (248)., Virginia  Reynolds 229, Frank Nevens 714  (252, 246),, Chris Wood 648 Art  Holden 233, Harvey Werning 628  (2259)., Mavis Stanley 244.  Students (2 games): Ken  Buckle 295 (200), John Buckle  285 (151)., Bruce Green 318 (172)  Leonard Green 255, Gerry Harris 288 (179),, Steven Charlesworth 217, Susan Charlesworth  217., John Volen 294, Ricky Delong 227, Brad Quarry 252, Linda Postlethwaite 213, Graeme  Winn 260, Paul Scott 308 (154).,  Garry Schindel 347 (210).  OES meeting  Last Thursday's official meeting Order of Eastern Star was  well attended, the three officers  absent were ill or snowed-in.  Mrs. Gladys Irvine, WGM, of  Vernon, was accompanied on  her tour of inspection- by Mrs.  W. Kirkham, PGM, Grand  Organist Phyllis Hobbs, four  worthy matrons from Vancouver and Mrs. Alfred Gatz, PGP.  formerly of Whonnock but now  residing at Roberts Creek.  A delightful pot luck supper  was served prior to the meeting,  the table decor embracing the  open hand theme, the Symbol  chosen by Mrs. Irvine. Coffee  arid refreshments were enjoyed  after the meeting.  Mrs. R. Quigley, WM. and  Mr. R. Quigley, WP, hosted the  aflfair.  The Feb. 6 meeting of OES  will celebrate the Chapter's  birthday and also honor past  matrons and patrons.  ONE DAY ONLY-Thursday, Feb. 6  W|ld Life in the Raw ��� Primitive ��� Exciting  ALASKAN SAFARI  as Advertised on Television  THREE SEPARATE PERFORMANCE ��� 4:30, 7  TWILIGHT THEATRE - Gibsons  ��  iMl  DaHisDJnr  -V  .-<.������:  2*  Showing af this Theatre  TUESDAY 11  ' ,-2ahCENWW-Fox*��^ WEDNESDAY 12  -. rWyiSlON' COiOR by P&UXEf " '    anfj  5.    THREE SHOWS: FRI. 7 ��� SAT. 8 ��� MON. 10 THURSDAY 13  AN D Y  CAPP  ST.  Serving the Sunshine Coast from Egmont to Port Mellon is  YOUR HOSPITAL  Facts You Should Know  1964  No. of Cases ______ _���____      617  Patient Days ______ _.__.___���__     4,926  1967  Patients Admitted ._ _  1,563  Patient Days..__..  10,990.  All other Hospital Patients Admitted _._ 507  Patient Days _. , .__. 6,840  Grand Total of Number of Admissions and Patient  Days for ffiis Area  (Patients Admitted ... :l.-.;.l   2,070  Patient Days..... _���__  17,830  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  Ouf-Patienfs Treated  5,204  Operations performed ������ Major  255  Minor  1,525  rio. of Patients to whom Day Care  service rendered ____������____'���_ :___ 420  The AddWion fo St Mary's will contain 22 beds  for Extended Care Patients  Signed: H. HUBBS,  .Public Relations  -���'.4  (  (  1  <  4  {  Ii  4  i  Continuing  Our Semi-Annual  CLEARANCE  THRIFTEE  LADIES WEAR  Marine Drive ��� GIBSONS ��� PJ_. 886-9543  H

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