Times Colonist from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on April 1, 1967 · 2
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Saturday, April 1, 1967
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V a -VICTORIA DAILY TJAILS, SAT., APRIL 1, J7 INSIDE CITY HALL Are There No Soccer Fans On Council? ill 1 By JIM HL'MB A year ago, with luitablc fanfare, the city fathers preparing to honor the Victoria Maple Leaf for picking up all the baubles In the Western Hockey League. Although a few people thought It at the time, no one hd the temerity to augsoxt that professional horkey players were rewarded well enough for their efforts with a steady pay-cheque and the promise of future glory In the big time. The Maple Leafs had a pretty powerful lobby going lor thorn, a sprinkling of h ockey fans on co uncil and the al ways c a r e-f ully presented innuendo "if the city Isn't nice to us we may not come lO I iv. it So be It. The banquet was held, presentations made and all hockey fans were delighted. Last Sunday a group of y.ung fellows, all local, won the Pacific Coast Soccer League championship. They did it against the toughest soccer opposition in Canada (indeed, if we want to use glowing terms we can say in North America) and they did it without undue trumpets ing. The Victoria O'Keefes did more than just win a league championship. Their victory last Sunday over UBC earned them the right to represent Canada in the Kennedy Cup finals to be held in May. A quiet check around city hall this week revealed two things. (1) To date there has been no suggestion that the city honor the soccer team. (2) And, possibly more significant, city officials cannot recall the soccer club ever asking for anything from the city coffers. When the Maple Leafs were honored the suggestion came from council members and city employees who deal with hockey. ' Are there no soccer fans on council? Or don't amateurs rate the honor and adulation paid the professionals? . Should one or two aldermen see fit to sugget a banquet and presentation to honor the goccer team, let me make one suggestion for the guest h.it: be sure to lnvile Lieutenant-Governor G. R. Pearkes. He is an ardent soccer fan and has watched his favorite team pretty con.stanlly een last Sunday on a cold, blustery day move through this season with only one loss in regular league play. From the grist mill comes the suggestion that Michael J. Griffin is considering coming out of his premature retirement and running for council in December. It's my bet that he won't. Not this December. The reasoning behind that fearless forecast? Four council seata will be up for the grabs. If Aid. LHy Wilson, Aid. Geoffrey Edg-low, Aid. Robert Baird and Aid. Ian Stewart seek reelection (and Indications are that tley will) and Clyde Savage re-enters the lists two of those seat would have to fall. And only one of the present incumbents is vulnerable. Which would mean that Mr. Savage would knock-off Mr. Griffin or vice-versa. And I don't think either one of those gentlemen would do battle under those conditions. ' I hope everyone has a pleasant weekend figuring out which of the four is probably spending a last year on council. Look for another merry little clash shortly between the Esquimau Chamber of Commerce and the municipal council. The chamber is lobbying strong for an industrial park in the municipality. A worthy cause to be sure, though the chamber's approach leaver a little to be desired. Or haven't they 'heard that on developments such as this it is always nice to consult with the municipal authorities for advice and assistance? When co-operation is the key word it's surprising how much can be achieved. . When it isn't, it's surprising how stubborn elected officials can be. That couldn't be the aim of the chamber, " could it? To back the council into a corner for political advantage? No, no, for as we all know, Chambers of Commerce are always,, strictly, non-politieal. FIRST CALL with $v& VLB 31 EST, . . . CROSSINGS Gmtinued from Page 1 Mayor George Hobson and council members. Said Mr. Salter, "Everyone in ihe area has been shocked by this tragedy. We intend petitioning the E and N Railway, department of transport and the highways department." Driver of the train was Identified as J. A. Borrowman, of Wellington. At the time of the accident, Mrs. Jorgensen was on her way into Courtenay to do some shopping. Normally ahe would have been alone, but the children were on Easter vacation from Royston elementary school. worn Jn umrtenay ahe was married 13 years ago. Although her mother lives in Vancouver, she had several relatives in the Courtenay area. Her husband and three brothers have lived in the area for the past 20 years. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Radio Group Ends Strike WASHINGTON ( AP) - Union and management negotiators meet with federal mediators today in efforts to settle the four-day strike against the three major television and radio networks. The Mutual Broadcasting System, a radio network only, an nounced a settlement Friday night with the lS.OOO-member American Federation of Televi sion and Radio Artiste. Its newsmen began rejorting to work immediately. Like French Revolution Some Feast Others Chant By FETI It LOl DON VANCOUVER It was a dinner fit for a pr.me minister but at $.15 a plate it was too steep fat the poor peojrte, Fortunately, there were few poor people there. The crowd at the Holel Vancouver banquet Friday was sleek and well-groomed to greet Prime Minister and Mrs. Lester Pearson. Outside the hotel, marching and rhanting and carrying placards denouncing Canada's alleged support of the U.S. in Vietnam, were the ;ign-rarrying "revolutionaries". In Jackets, open-necked shirts, a few with beards, some with their dazed chMdren, they marched at all three entrances to the hotel chanting: "Pearson, Martin, LBJ, "How many kids "Did you kill today?" More than 100 were there when the prime minister arrived at 7:30 p.m. The police had to hold them back with some evidence of sharp elbow digging in the process. The sidewalk was blocked. It was still blocked when the first of the 512 at the bai.quet started to leave at 11.15 p.m. and they were atill chanting. At one point the peace demonstrators carried a huge papier mache head wearing a Pearson bow tie. It was a scene out of the French Revolution. Outside the "mob". Inside the crab Kewburg, Essence of Turtle au Cherry, whole roasted Cornish game hen, Parisienne rissolee potatoes, broccoli au beurre, Vienna rolls, baked Alaska and sparkling rose. That wasn't all. There was a four-piece string quartet playing at the pre-dinmer cocktail warm-up. There was a five-piece string ensemble (that's a combo with their hair oil) playing bravely but inaudibly during the soup course, There were 20 red-coated waiters with sheepish smiles carrying 20 torches as the baked Alaska, decorated with the initials LBP was carried around the ballroom, to the strains of Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight. There was an orches'.ra In a corner for the next event a dance demonstration that used five stages five, count them three of them In operation at one time, A movie projector and sound track announced that each Liberal administration has been associated with a dance. The era of Alexander Mackenzie was represented by two rets of square dancers and the dancers came on live. Th era of Laurier was revived with a high kicking troupe of Charleston dancers. The MacKenzie King years were represented by a troupe of jitterbugs and Louis St. Laurent was associated with the twist. Mr. Pearson's administration was decorated with a covey of go-go girls. Then came the big brass finale as the Kitsilano Boys' Band, about 40 strong, with white-maned organizer Arthur Dclamonte at the point, marched on stage with Tiajuana Brass. The audience stood and cheered. One wondered if all this was for the party faithful, what wonders lie ahead from the electorate? The prime minister was suitably Impressed hy the B.C. Liberal Party offering. He said he would have liked to have seen Sir John A. MacDonald doing the reel, Sir , Robert Borden doing the turkey trot or John Diefenbaker doing the "Campfire Polka." They were too conservative, 1 KEATE 'THREATENED' WITH CBC TOP JOB VANCOUVER Former Times publisher Stuart Krstt may have talked his tviy into a new Job Friday. He Introduced Prime Minister Pearson at a Liberal Pmly banquet as "ths kind of guy you can take Into the locker room." He credited Mr. Pearson with decency, honor and compassion. Mr. Pearson said that listening to Stu Keate "I thought here's the man to go down to Ottawa to take over the CBC. That's not a promise, but a threat." It sounded like good-natured banter, but . . . Mr. Keate did act as negotiator during CBC labor problems last year with the program This Hmr Has Seven Days. LAST CALL I OR EXrO '67 INSTANT CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH COLLEGE of LANGUAGE DIRECTION: EGON KEIdl EST. 1945 Lively ,nd Time: Right Now 3 Months Individual Alo: tier. Spar.. Rum. Lat. Eng. Only inull rmupi r hinf ccpteii. A Up recorder la bring uied at an trfrruvt help. PRIVATE LESSONS AND COACHING AT ANY LEVEL 1044 BURDETT EV2 2668 SEPARATISM HURTS CANADA Two Boys Missing On Hiking Trip SASKATOON (CP) -A Saska toon man, A. J. Bouthillette, today hirei a private airplane to fly over the Beaver Creek area. 10 miles south of here, to check on the possibility his son and a companion are marooned there following a Thursday blizzard. The boys Bruce Bouthillette, 15, and Lee Binns, 15 were last seen Wednesday morning when they set out on a hiking trip. They were believed planning to go first to a camp-ground in the Beaver Creek area. Gang Tunnels to Bank; Police Hold 5 Suspects MONTREAL (CP) Police,, with five persons already in custody, may be seeking others in connection with the discovery of a virtually completed tunnel that led to within inches of a bank vault Apparently, marked for looting.. Officers said Friday night they did not want to release the names of the four men and one woman now detained. The five may be arraigned Monday on charges of conspiracy and attempted breaking and entering, police said. The tunnel, 53 feet long and eight feet underground, led from the basement of a house on Trans Island Avenue in the northwestern Montreal district of Snowdon to a branch of the Montreal City and District Savings Bank on Decarie Boulevard, which is a parallel street. Police closed in on the house Friday, by which time the tunnel had been abandoned and sealed up. The five detained were picked up elsewhere in the city. j "They were quiet people," was the only comment from a family living upstairs in the house, concerning the occupants downstairs. One report said the burrowing with a big variety of Instruments had been going on for eight months. Strange sounds were heard by persons in the basement of the bank. Police, tipped also about an unusually large number of persons seen about the house at 5416 .Trans Island, began keeping a constant watch on the premises. Officials of the bank branch at 5169 Decarie said the vault, which apparently contains strong boxes, was equipped with a modern alarm system that precluded any successful entry by the tunnel-makers. But with their advancing avenue of access, measuring three feet high and 2 feet wide, the diggers finally reached the point where they were able to break through the bank's foundations and drill 12 holes to within in ches of the vault's floor. Contributing Nets $50 Fine For Youth A Moose Jaw, Sask., youth who stole e pair of trotuers men got a younger boy to refund them was fined 575 Friday in magistrate's court. Andrew Shewchuck, 18, had also been remanded in custody nine days awadtmg sentence. At an earlier hearing court was told be had stolen a pair of trousers from a local store March 11, then asked a juvenile to cash them ki at the same store for their worth. Shewchuck paid 530 on a charge of contributing to juvenile deliquency and $25 on a charge of theft under $50. WEATHER SYNOPSIS A ridge of high pressure in the eastern Pacific and across central B.C. maintained nearly clear skies in all forecast districts today. Surface winds will remain northerly and be strong and gusty in some ; southern mainland fcilels. . A weak weather system will bring increasing cloud to northern regions" and rain to the north coast on Sunday. Elsewhere in the province it will continue sunny with afternoon temperatures ranging from 45 in the north to near 60 in the Okanagan, DOMINION PUBLIC WEATHER OFFICE A.M. FORECASTS Valid Until Midnight Sunday Victoria: dear Sunday. little change in temperature. Winds light on Sunday. Low tonight and high Sunday 38 and 54. West Coast: Mostly clear Sim-day. Little change in temperature. Winds light on Sunday. Low tonight and high at Torino 35 and 55. Vancouver and Georgia Strait: Little change in temperature. Winds light on Sunday. Low tonight and high Sunday t Van-couerv 35 and 55. Nanaimo 32 wid 55. I TEMPERATURES , Yesterday Mln. Max. Prep, Victoria ........ 42 M Normal 41 62 One Year Ago Victoria 45 ... 87 . Across the Continent St, Johns . 17 30 .. Halifax 19 : 32 Montreal 35 58 .. Ottawa - 38 48 .03 Toronto 45 60 Port Arthur , 27 - 59 Irace Winnipeg 7 38 .01 Regina . .' ... 5 15 , .03 Saskatoon 5 17 .19 Medicine Hat. 00 22 .. Lethbridge 1 21 .01 Calgary 10 21 Edmonton 2 19 .. Kamloops 31 50 Penticton 30 55 Vancouver 37 57 . New Westminster 37 56 .. Nanaimo 33 56 .. Kimberley 17 44 Prince Rupert 26 48 Prince George 15 37 Fort St. John 18 28 .. Whiteborse 20 35 Seattle 40 50 Portland 35 53 .. Chicago 57 68 .05 San Francisco 39 52 .20 Los Angeles 50 63 .29 World temperatures (based on observations taken at midndgtrt PSTJi London 34, Parla 39, Rome 39, Berlin 39, Stockholm 34, Moscow 34, Tokyo bu. U.S. weather (high-low temperatures for Friday): Anchorage 33, 32; Las Vegas 52, 41; Phoenix 73, 48; Washington 67, 42; Honolulu 83, 72; Miami 77 and 70. CITY'S WEATHER RECORD Sunshine, March .... 135.4 hrs. Last March -. 135.8 hrs. Normal (30 years) .. 146.3 hrs. Sunshine, 1967 297.S hra. Last year 297.8 hrs. Normal (30 years) ... 313.0 hrs. Precipation, March .. 1.29 lna. Last March 1.38 ins. Normal (30 years) ... 2.24 ins. Precipitation, 1967 12. ST lna. Last year 7.S2 ins. Normal (30 years) 85 his. Sunrise, Sunset Sunday Sunrise .. 8:51 Sunset .. 18:45 Sunrise, Sunset Monday Sunrise ... 6:49 Sunset .. 18:47 TIMES Af V HI OKU tK!ttla Standai Hum) ITImt Hi ITtma tit iTtmt Ht ITtma HI Kt IH M April 17 M M t.806,2S S0M. III. 4 8.1! 15 .50 2.01 nl.M ?I?S.5S 2.3' I0J.1I) S O 17.50 Zl TIDE rtil.HlKIl HtKROt'B (Pacinc Htandar Tiim ITIma HLlTtm Ht iTima HLITima Ht IH M M.IH.K. FtlH M. ft.lH M. il April j.,(v.n t.vm.n i ioo n, J 1HL10 U.0WT.I s.si I S 101. 11.009 IS 8.VM4X SSUft Vl 14 4 03.4S .306..U T.3,i3.10 1. 21 J 9. 30 1.7 Continued from Page 1 Canada by assisting the poorest provinces most. At the same time it realized that while B.C. is rich, the province has problems such as costly highway construction. NATION FIRST He urged all Canadians to realize Canada can only achieve greatness by putting national problems ahead of provincial aims. He said in the case of foreign trade he realizes the importance of export markets to B.C he favors freeing international trade as quickly and completely as possible. '' But "no federal government can promote the special interests of any part of Canada without carefully weighing the consequences on other parts of Canada and on the country as a whole." B.C. products are able to penetrate, world markets be-, cause the whole of Canada buys from those markets. "And when the interests of B.C. are at stake, they can be negotiated more successfully" by the national government. The prime minister's remarks were recognized by some listeners it i chiding of western Liberals who last October in convention, pushed through a Parents of 11 Traffic Victims motion urging free trade now. control of Its sources of pros-with the U.S. perity" to ensure that we do not "Liberalism has always stoodlose our political Independence.' SASKATOON (CP) Three persons, including the Alberta parents of 11 .children werCanada appearg t0 nave a clear aiiicu x.m-jf niK.ii in me coi-j competjtive advantage." usiuii ui an nuiuitiuuue aim at for the maximum possible free trade. That remains our policy. But not even the most enthusiastic supporters of free-trade seriously expect the im mediate removal of all barriers, That would not mean freedom it would mean chaos. "It is also my government's belief that a North American free trade area is only one possible way toward freer trade; and not necessarily the most Denenciai tor Canada or the most likely to produce the Dest results. "Many or our fastest growing markets are overseas, across the Atlantic and across the Pacific. Much of the future demand for pulp and paper, for example, will be in Europe and in Asia; particularly in Japan. And I know that British Columbia has a special interest in the expansion of trade with Japan and othe Pacific nations." LOWER TARIFFS The prime minister said Can ada's trade policy should lean toward removal or lowering of tariffs that apply to whole sections of industry in the industrial countries. In many areas where Canada appears incompetetive "o u r position could be transformed if we had easier access to foreign markets including the U.S. "But industrial sectors in which the major countries should move toward free trade cannot be only those in which soft-drink truck on Highway 5, 25 miles east of here, RCMP reported today. The victims were : j John Loroff, 38, and his wife, Margaret, 38, of Rycroft, Alta.J parents of the children, ranging in age from one year to 20. James Seretski, 26, of Saskatoon, a brother of Mrs. Loroff. Teen Sweetheart PENTICTON (CP)-Barbara Elliott, Miss Kelowna Teen Town, Friday was selected Miss B.C. Teens Associated Sweetheart at the annual dinner and dance following the 22nd annual conference of the 12,000-member organization. INDEPENDENCE , In working for freer world trade Canada must ensure its economy is strong and in Canada is going to need foreign capital especially U.S. capital and unfair treatment which might discourage foreign investors must be avoided, said Mr. Pearson. He added, "all we ask, and it is essential, is that foreign capital and foreign enterprises become Canadian in every respect, in their operations in our country; subject to Canadian law only and responsive only to Canadian policy. 15 EX-NAZIS SAID HIDING IN CANADA T O RONTO (AP)-Fifteen Nazi war criminals are living in Canada, about half of them in the Toronto area, sayj the man who found Adolf Eicn-mann. Simon Wiesenthal, who since the end of the Second World War has made the tracing of Nazi war criminals his career, was ki" Toronto Friday to promote his book The Murderers Among Us. He told a press conference that the war criminals in Canada are from eastern Europe. He declined to name tiiem, but said their crimes had been committed in Poland and the Baltic countries. AAAAAAAAAAAA NEED MONEY? Use the equity in your home and get the cash you need now for that newer car, home improvement, bill consolidation, or any worthwhile purpose. riRST RATS CITt Ft-AS EXAMPLES OF ONE OF OUR PLANS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE LARGER LOANS, LONGER TERMS IF REQUIRED Amount of Loan $ 1,550 2,000 $ 3,000 $ 4,000 5.000 stoooo Monthly Payment . $ 32.06 41.36 $ 62.04 $ 82.72 $103.40 $206-70 KOTEl HOMEOWNERS LOJLN IVDlVIDUALLT AFFROVEO LOWER MONTHLY PAYMENTS AVAOABLE Our loan service can be of gret assistance to you. Call before you come in. Give us a few necessary facts. 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Area 5 All' of Saanich lying West of West Saanich Road and Wilkinson Road. ' RESTRICTIONS ON MATERIAL No article larger than a hot water tank or weighing more than 100 lbs. No rocks,' stones, broken brick or concrete, garbage or garden refuse, inflammable liquid. Bundles must be packaged or tied securely. DO NOT USE YOUR REGULAR GARBAGE CAN This operation Is separate from the normal garbage collection. MATERIAL MUST BE PLACED ON THE SIDE OF THE PUBLIC ROAD IN FLAIN VIEW AT THE TIME INDICATED BELOW FOR EACH AREA AREA 1 8 a.m., Monday, April 3rd " 2 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 5th " 3 8 a.m Monday, April 10th " 48 a.m., Tuesday, April 11th " 58 a.m., Thursday, April 13th It is not intended to clean up any Area in the day indicated. Therefore, it may be necessary to leave the material on the roadside overnight. THERE HILL BE NO RETURN TRIPS FOR MATERHL PLACED OUT AFTER THE COLLECTION PASSES. DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO THE PUBLIC WORKS OFFICE 479-1633 N. W. LIFE, P.Eng., Municipal Engineer. i J ; 1 S , ! j . 1J u h- A. U fk. IV t- ?:

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